Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Front desk hours:  Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-12noon

           MID-SEPTEMBER 2016                    
Mid-September 2016
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain!
...a great metaphor to remind us all to choose a positive attitude no matter what the immediate circumstances provide!  Acknowledge the beauty and purpose of the "rain" (obstacles or situations in our life that provide opportunities for us to grow) and learn to "dance in the rain!" (Enjoy the experience).  Be sure to watch our September Health Tip Video to learn more about "dancing in the rain!"

Our September Practitioner of the Month Reverend Yvonne McCoy and I met a few years ago when we both served on the Integrative Medicine Committee with Norton Healthcare.  Yvonne is a certified Healing Touch practitioner and is in the process of becoming a Healing Touch instructor.  I am thrilled to have her as part of our IIM family.  She provides an additional dimension of Spiritual Health and Wellbeing.  Her combination of essential oils, prayer and healing touch have resulted in deep healing and transformation in people's health.  Her company is aptly named The Transformation Institute.  Yvonne is currently accepting new clients.

Be sure to check out Dorothy Henning's special Feldenkrais Playshop this month:
Monday evening, September 26th here at IIM, Dorothy will offer a special class focusing on Neck & Shoulders... more details on the Save the Date page.   And coming up in October:
Melanie Tinsley will be offering a special Yamuna Body Rolling class, and I will be hosting a free introduction to Inner Engineering...

It's time to welcome fall!  We look forward to seeing here at IIM very soon... 

~ Love, Kim


                 ~ Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
         502. 253.4554 /

             website link:
Watch Our IIM Health Tip of The Month:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
it's about "learning to dance in the rain".
~ Vivian Greene


Health Tip:  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about "learning to dance in the rain".
~ Vivian Greene

There are always going to be storms in life so learn to dance in the rain!  Years ago I heard a powerful speaker who presented at the Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute.  He told the story of riding a motorcycle in his 20's.  He was hit by an oncoming car that caused his gas tank to explode, and he was burned over 70% of his body.  But he had an amazing attitude.  While in rehab, he met a wonderful nurse who eventually became his wife.  He reminded us that 10% is what happens to you and 90% is your attitude toward it!  When our storms emerge, we must learn to "Dance in the Rain!"

I'm here today with my colleague Yvonne McCoy, who is going to share more about learning to "dance in the rain!"

Yvonne:  Learning to dance in the rain is all about having faith that the rain is a necessary element that produces a favorable outcome; having hope or an expectation that the rain is providing nourishment that we need to strengthen and sustain us in times of drought; and having a mental picture of the beauty of the rainbow that is created after the rain is gone.
We must learn that faith is the substance of things we hope for, yet the evidence of those things are unseen.  Hope is the catalyst or the driving force that propels us forward in spite of what is going on around us.  And above all, we must use prayer, our thoughts, attitudes and intentions to create and manifest positive results.
As we go through the seasons of life, know that our rainy season brings with it opportunities for fresh and new growth.  Dancing while in the rain makes us smile and often creates belly laughter too.  Laughter produces endorphins, and like an umbrella, acts as a shield to protect us from the negative effects of the storm.
With faith, hope and a good attitude, we can learn to dance in the rain, allowing it to wash away our pain, then, from deep within comes the splendor of the rainbow that enables us to recognize the gain!

Kim:  So if you need help weathering the storms of your own life, give us a call!  We can help you develop your faith, hope or a positive attitude so you can "learn to dance in the rain!" 

~ Kim Evans

                       IIM  ~ 
502.253.4554  ~

Gastrointestinal issues & the Physician's Elemental Diet...

Gastrointestinal issues are occurring quite commonly in many Americans today.  In my research I found that one reason may be due to pesticides, specifically glyphosate.  When a bug comes into contact with glyphosate, the insect's stomach explodes.  Several studies have shown that glyphosate exposure is associated with leaky gut (intestinal permeability in humans.  This is a great reason to choose organic foods.  The Physician's Elemental Diet powder, a new product from Integrative Therapeutics, (*described below) helps one to meet his or her nutritional needs without the body having to do much work in order to absorb and assimilate the nutrients.  It is designed for the dietary management of irritable bowel, Crohn's disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and moderate to severe impaired gastrointestinal function.

Cynthia is trying out the Physician's Elemental Diet now.  Be sure to ask her about her experiences with it!

*The Physician's Elemental Diet is a powder that when mixed with water is designed to give a person's intestines complete bowel rest due to its ease of assimilation and absorption, and still provide the nutrients required for optimal body functioning. 

One of our clients used "Beela Broth" to transition back to whole healthy food after using a liquid diet.   Here's the recipe:
Ingredients:  Green beans, Celery, Zucchini
To make this, cover vegetables with water in a pot.
Par boil green beans, celery and zucchini for about 10 minutes.  Put the vegetables into a   blender.  Add as much of the broth left from the par boiling to create the consistency you want.  If you want to make it thin to drink, add more water.  If you want it slightly thick such as pureed, add less water.  This is soothing to the entire gastrointestinal tract.  It is full of vitamins and nutrients and very easy to assimilate, absorb and digest.

~ Kim Evans

              Kim Evans  ~  IIM  ~ 
502.253.4554  ~

Need your LABS checked?
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesday, September 28th
Wednesday, October 26th
Next VASOLAB* Opportunity:  November 16, 2016


*Our quarterly Vasolab Opportunity is a quick, gentle, efficient way to check the health and function of your Carotid Artery and your risk of stroke.
$150 covers the Vasolab Testing & your Results Review with Kim.

Just a reminder

This coming Friday, September 23rd ~ the office will close at noon! Please make plans to pick up your supplements before that time... 

If you have questions for Kim between appointments, consider taking advantage of her phone consultation appointments.
1.  First, call ahead to IIM 502.253.4554 and ask to schedule either a 15 or 30-minute "phone consultation."
Phone consultation:  15-minutes=$40 / 30-minutes=$65.
2.  Then, if you'd like, send an email to in advance of your phone consultation appointment outlining the question you will have during your phone consultation with Kim.   

We're reading: 

Salt in the Wound...and the Courage to Forgive.  By Carla Blacker
Envision deliberately letting go of regurgitated memories of past negative experiences and low emotional responses to them (Salt in the Wounds) and transforming life into streams of contentment, abundance and worthiness.  This is a great book to read to help you see the rainbow inside you and help you "dance in the rain."
This book can be purchased through:
Salt in the Wound and the Courage to Forgive


"Head up, heart open.  To better days!"

                                    ~ T.F. Hodge

IIM Practitioner of the Month

Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, BS, M.Div., CC, CIC ~
The Transformation Institute ~ Holistic Life Healer
- Holistic Healing for the Mind, Body & Soul
"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind!" - Romans 12:2

Find me on:  Facebook, Linkedin, Google+

Meet Yvonne McCoy...
"Medical doctors and patients alike are connecting with the perspective of Integrative Medicine and its whole person approach - designed to treat the whole person and not just the disease."

"The Transformation Institute has joined this holistic movement and is leaving its imprint on our clients and their families.  Yvonne is a passionate Integrative Medicine Practitioner and has practiced various healing modalities since 1988."

"Yvonne is an Ordained Christian Minister with a focus on providing health, healing and wholenss to the whole person.  She is a Certified Integrative Chaplain, specializing in Healing Touch.  Yvonne creates a sacred healing space for clients and provides complete healing sessions which may include:

*Intercessory Prayer     *Deep Breathing Exercises     *Healing Touch
*Reflexology                 *Aroma Therapy                     *Christian Counseling
*Reiki                           *Guided Meditation                 *Music Therapy

"All of these evidenced-based modalities are utilized with the intended outcome of restored health, diminished pain, healing, balance and renewal for the whole person, mind, body, soul, and spirit."

"Yvonne has served on the Norton Women and Kosair Children's Hospital Integrative Medicine team and the Norton Healthcare Holistic Care Committee since 2012.  She is a member of the Healing Touch Professional Association and the Association for Professional Chaplains."

"Some of the results after a Healing Session are:
*Diminished Pain                       *Relief from Chronic Illness Symptoms
*Decreased Inflammation          *Less Stress, Anxiety & Depression
*Overall sense of Well-Being     *Relaxation Response

The feedback has been substantiated that the results are phenomenal for both the client and caregivers."

The goal of The Transformation Institute is to provide a comprehensive Holistic Health and Wellness program for the whole person:  Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit.  As a partner with the Institute for Integrative Medicine, we will work together in the accomplishment of our mutual goals."

Yvonne's additional offerings & services through The Transformation Institute include:
Christian Spiritual Director, Life Coach, Retreat/Conference Educator.  All services are performed from the foundation of unconditional love.

          Contact Yvonne for more information, or to schedule an appointment!


       "Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in good health,
                                  even  as your soul prospers."  ~ 3 John 1:2


"Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn."

                                    ~ Terri Guillemets


Join Dorothy Henning ~
  for  A Feldenkrais Playshop:
                        Easy Neck & Shoulders!

at IIM Monday evening, September 26th
                             7:00-8:30 PM

Feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders...and your shoulders rise up to support it?
Come explore through gentle movements how to free your neck and to rediscover lightness and ease in your shoulders.
This workshop is for everyone.

Join Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner...
for Easy Neck & Shoulders!
Location:  IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Cost:  $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Contact:  502.240.7057
Facebook:  Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner


Join Kim Evans

 with guest presenter Dr. Suresh Alankar
for a free introduction to Isha - Inner Engineering
  ~ Find Health, Peace and Joy from within... 

at IIM on  Wednesday, October 5th - 6:30-7:30 PM

"Inner Engineering is a method, a tool to engineer a deep and lasting personal transformation.  The course is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of wellbeing - from body, mind and emotion to the fundamental life energy within us.  Experience increased mental clarity...enhanced energy levels...a prevailing sense of peace and joy...reduction of stress..."

Join Kim Evans for free Inner Engineering Introduction at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact IIM for more information: 502.253.4554


Join Melanie Tinsley ~
  for  Yamuna Body Rolling!
at IIM on a  Mid-October Saturday
  Further details in the October newsletter...


Join Melanie Tinsley, Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact Melanie for more information: 502.419.6170

Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness

Would you like to bring greater wellness, increased performance and teamwork to your workplace?

Inspire Wellness

* Corporate Wellness
* Speaking Workshops
* Lunch and Learns

Coming from a corporate background Kimberly May understands the busy professional and coaches them to gain greater clarity, fulfillment, peace of mind, focus and peak performance.  S
chedule an interactive workshop or Lunch and Learn, or Wellness Series and inspire your team to reach new heights!

A few sample topics:
The Nuts & Bolts of Wellness     *  Working Well with Balance
What's Stress Got to Do With It?     *  Working on the Change Game
The Heart of Wellness:  The Amazing Healing Power of the Heart

A few companies that have worked with Inspire Wellness include:  Pikeville Medical,
U of L, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Mercer, American Heart Association,

Norton's Healthcare, Passport Health, Webster University, Metropolitan College,
and Bellarmine.

"Kimberly is extremely professional, yet warm and approachable.  Our staff thoroughly enjoyed her presentation on how to reduce stress in our lives.  The interactive demonstration on HeartMath was an excellent visual reminder of how much we can be in control of our thoughts and our bodies."  ~ KY Center for the Arts

Bring Wellness to your Workplace!
Contact:  Kimberly May ~ Inspire Wellness


"Dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth."

William W. Purkey
The following classes and meetings are on-going and open to drop-ins...  If you'd like to take advantage of an individual session, please call the practitioner directly!


Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Join me during this Fall season!

Looking for an intimate setting and personal attention?  A small group therapeutic Yoga experience?  You've found it!  Here at IIM, Angie Megibben strives to offer the personal touch... offering you the opportunity to develop core strength and flexibility, or to address the recovery of sports injury...Give Light Works Yoga a try...
Core Strenthening * Restorative Yoga * Gentle Yoga * Spine Health.
Also ~ small group classes or individual sessions for people living with Parkinson's or Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia.

Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga/Spine Health
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 PM Restorative Yoga

JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu) *Individual sessions!
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 
Individual Client Sessions available ~ call Angie for an appointment

Join Angie ~ Light Works Yoga & JSJ at IIM

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:
Holistic Health Coach, Nutrition Counseling,
Massage Therapy, Healing Touch
Betty Greaver, RN, LMT - Healing Health Concepts

~ specializing in Touch, Health and Wellness
"Let me help you develop a health & wellness lifestyle..."

Appointments available in the months of SEPT & OCTOBER

"Almost everyone has suffered the pain of a headache.  Therapeutic massage is one natural alternative to traditional treatment with medication and avoiding those side effects.  Massage relaxes the tense muscles, can help relieve muscle spasms and improves blood supply helping to create a healthier environment.  Studies have suggested that massage can be helpful for tension & vascular headaches.  Stress and anxiety are decreased due to massage's positive effect on the parasympathetic nervous system.  Massage can be a great practice to add to your life for healthy aging."

Call or email me:  let's develop a 90 Day Challenge for you!  
  ~ Betty - Your Healthy Aging Specialist

Join Betty for Therapeutic Massage at IIM
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Betty Greaver  502.295.6251

Try an exploration coaching session with ~
Certified Life/Wellness Coach, Kimberly May
and get inspired to take action towards the life of your dreams with Inspire Wellness!


You have nothing to lose and much to gain!  Try an exploration coaching session to:
* Create greater life balance
* Increase your health and well-being
* Get unstuck
* Increase your productivity
* Clarify your goals
* Live the life of your dreams
* Discover your life purpose
* Increase your passion for life
* Whatever you want to move forward on

Join Kimberly ~ Exploration Coaching Session! at IIM

Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, Wellness Coaching Specialist

Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Feldenkrais Class:  Fridays ~ 10:30-11:30 AM

September 23, 30 & October 7, 14, 21, 28

Also - mark your calendars now! 
Special Feldenkrais Playshop at IIM -
Monday evening Sept 26

Improve your posture... Move more easily...Relieve chronic pain...Manage stress.

Please join us as we continue to discover how to move more easily and know ourselves better!  The power of The Feldenkrais Method lies in its ability to access your brain's innate potential to change and improve.  By exploring through these gentle easy-to-do exercises, you will sharpen your 'body sense' and reawaken the pleasure and ease of moving!  After class, some things participants have said are... that they feel free in their joints, more stable and balanced, that they stand taller, are more calm and focused, and that chronic pain seems to have melted away.  One participant said: "I have a herniated disc, but since I have been taking Dorothy's Awareness Through Movement classes, I have no lower back pain at all!  And I can sit cross legged tailor fashion for the first time since my knee replacement 7 years ago!
Come join us anytime - each class can be taken independently!  No experience necessary. 
Feldenkrais is for EVERY
BODY, young and old alike!

Feldenkrais Individual Sessions
Gentle restorative hands-on sessions to help with many issues including back pain, injury recovery, posture improvement, anxiety, arthritis, neurological problems, and learning or behavioral issues with children.
For adults and children. ~ Contact Dorothy for an appointment.  502.240.7057

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" at IIM
-Try your first class FREE!

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner
Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor
Appointments available in the months of

* Melanie will be offering a special Yamuna Workshop in mid-October - further details in the IIM October Newsletter

The practice of Yamuna is a great way to begin listening to your body.  It is a stress free way to start positive dialog between your mind and your body, increasing your body awareness and sustainability.  Using specially designed Yamuna balls you can find relief from pain...
and the hope and possibility of healing while lessening the wear and tear on the body and promoting sustainability.  Learn more about Yamuna:

Join Melanie for Yamuna Body Rolling at IIM

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170
Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Christian Spiritual Director, Life Coach, Retreat/Conference Educator
Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, M.Div., BCC
The Transformation Institute
~ Holistic Life Healer 
"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind!" - Romans 12:2

Appointments available in the months of SEPT & OCTOBER

Holistic Healing Sessions include:  Intercessory Prayer, Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Deep Breathing, Anointing with Essential Oils and Christian Spiritual Counseling.
"Come and experience holistic healing for the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit." ~ Yvonne
Join Yvonne for Holistic Life Healing Sessions at IIM

  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
To schedule an appointment, contact:   Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy  502.664.0373

Metaphysical/Meditation Class
with Victoria Hayden
2nd Monday of the Month
6:30-8:30 PM

Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

Join Victoria Hayden on the 2nd Monday of the month.  These classes will help you to learn how to work with energy, develop your spiritual awareness, to let go of stress and worry, and to find your path in life.  Victoria studied metaphysics under the guidance of Rev. Ann Lawes & Rev. Jessie Morgan for over 25 years, holds certification in Reiki I & II, and has been doing clairvoyant readings for 25 years. 
All are welcomed.

Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
Cost:  All are welcomed.  $10 - love donation.
  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden
Join the KYANA Holistic Nurses
Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!
'What is Holistic Nursing?' 
Holistic Nursing is all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal - body, mind, spirit, and emotion.

A holistic nurse often integrates alternative practices with conventional healthcare.  Holistic nurses view healing as a therapeutic partnership with the people in their care.

Join KHNA for meetings or classes
Next Meeting:  Tuesday, November 15th

Contact:  For more information on KHNA mission, membership, events, and more, check out the Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association facebook page!

"Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!"

                                    ~ Constanze

Autumn Equinox
Friday, September 23rd

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me ~ Fluttering from the autumn tree."  ~  
Emily Bronte

"Like the leaves, perhaps I'll make some changes this autumn."  ~  
My Little Homeward Garden

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church,
4936 Brownsboro Road, Louisville

Find out more:
National Family Health
                    & Fitness Day
Saturday, September 24th

"This event is for families...with the purpose of promoting family involvement in physical activity."

Find out more:
  National Family Health & Fitness Day USA

            USUI/HOLY FIRE REIKI II Master
          with ART (Advanced Reiki Training)
       and Karuna Master Certification Series
Facilitated by Rev. Patrice Joy, MA, Licensed Minister, Holy Fire II Reiki Master Instuctor, Certified Stress Management
*This class is 7.8 CEU Hours for Nurses, OT & MT (PT CEU Hours are 7.0) and is also available to the general public for certification. 
Make-up classes for Reiki Level I and II are available.)

For more information:
Contact:  Rev Patrice Joy  937.631.5581

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning to dance in the rain."

                                    ~ Vivian Greene

Let us know if we may help you learn to dance in the rain!
~ The Team at IIM

Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40253
502.253.4554  or

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