Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
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           FEBRUARY 2016                     
Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - FEBRUARY 2016
Welcome to February - the shortest longest month of the year!  (Shortest in duration but sometimes can feel like the longest when we don't see the sun often enough)!  Our theme this month is "Listen and Lead from your heart!"  Perfect for the month of love and Valentine's Day.  So many times we try to live our lives from analytical, logical thinking brain.  But when we let our hearts lead the way, miracles can ensue!  In perfect order, Kimberly May is our Practitioner of the Month.  No one has a bigger heart than Kimberly.  She is the perfect model of listening and leading from her heart!  Learn more of how she lives from her heart in our Health Tip of the Month. 

We have some exciting events coming up.  Jamie Champion, founder of Vibrancy Signature, will be here on Tuesday, February 9th to do a special evening on Your Vibrancy:  Claim a Life of Passion, Power and Purpose.  This is a rare and special opportunity that he will be here at our office!!  He will be available for individual private sessions on Tuesday afternoon, February 9th and Wednesday morning, February 10th to read your Vibrancy Signature.  Look for further details later in this newsletter.

Also mark your calendars NOW for Wednesday, March 9th and Thursday, March 10th.  Elijah Nisenboim is coming back from California.  He will do his educational session, What's in your Roots? to gain deeper awareness on your life purpose (Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30 PM).  He will also lead us through his signature Effiji breath-work on Thursday, March 10th, 7:30 PM.  This is one of the most powerful breath-work classes I've ever experienced.  It is truly profound and helps to clear a lot of unnecessary emotional garbage!  I am looking forward to experiencing it again and I highly recommend it if you didn't get to join us last month.  You will feel like a different person I assure you!

So spread your love this month!  Make a point to intentionally go within, listen and lead from your heart!  Happy February!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kim Evans

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart."
                                         ~ Helen Keller

This month at IIM - February 2016            IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesdays,  February 17th, March 16, March 30

Now Available:  Carotid-IMT

Next Quarterly Opportunity:  Thursday, April 14th

Take a proactive approach and be screened for cardiovascular abnormalities quickly, conveniently and inexpensively.  If detected early, Cardiovascular disease can be prevented.   $165 includes consult with Kim Evans.  FSA/HSA eligible expenses.

What we're reading this month:
              Traveling at the Speed of Love by Sonia Choquette*

~ This is perfect for this month!  Using a fun analogy of airlines and life, Sonia Choquette encourages us to "upgrade our life and love" and "create our life in first-class manner".  Hope you enjoy it! ~ Kim

*Available for purchase here at IIM.

Health Tip:  Listen and Lead from your Heart!
Welcome to February! -
Our theme this month is "Listen and Lead from your Heart..." When you listen to your heart and live your life in purpose, you can't help but collide with your destiny.  No one demonstrates this better than my colleague Kimberly May.  She truly embodies living her life in service by listening and leading with her heart. 

Kimberly May:  "Thanks Kim - What I found from listening and leading from my heart, in practicing getting quiet and really hearing my heart, is that I was in a very stressful job in the corporate world and my heart really was not happy with that.  What I really wanted to do was make a difference in helping people to live from their heart, to live their passion and to listen to their heart.  So I left that job and I went to work for a wellness center and became a life and wellness coach and now I live the life of my dreams.  I listen to my heart and help others do the same."

Julie:  "As a client of Kimberly's, I've been able to learn how I can go to my heart, listen to my heart to be a better parent to my 2 teenage boys.  The demands of life as a mother to teenagers can get a little overwhelming sometimes.  As I listen to my heart, I can go through my daily life in a much more peaceful, happy productive manner."

Thank you Julie and Kimberly!  Those are powerful stories.  Listening to your heart can truly be a great compass to guide your life.  So if you need help developing your intuition so you can listen and lead from your heart, give us a call!   
~Kim Evans

     Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~

Additional Health Tip!
Here is another Health Tip for the month! 
I'd like to share Dr. Andrew Weil's 4/7/8 breathing.  He told us that this is THE most important intervention he has given to patients over his 40+ years of practice.  And he reminds us - "It's right under your nose!" 
Here is how to do it:

*  Sit comfortably with both feet on the floor.
*  Use your abdominal muscles only to breathe (not your shoulder elevator muscles or upper chest).  Instead use only your diaphragm.
*  Close your mouth and breathe in through your nose to the count of 4.  Your belly should expand outward away from the spine.
*  Next, hold your breath for a count of 7.
*  Then slowly exhale through pursed lips to the count of 8.  Now your belly should relax back toward your spine.
*  Repeat this for a total of 4 breath cycles.  Do this twice daily (8 breaths a day).  If you do this for 30 days consecutively, your parasympathetic nervous system (calm relaxed nervous system) will become dominant over your sympathetic (adrenalin - hyped up - fight or flight nervous system).  This technique will help you be able to relax and consciously go within so you can listen and lead from your heart.

Kim Evans, IIM    502.253.4554 ~
IIM Practitioner of the Month

Kimberly May
Inspire Wellness
Personal Coaching, Corporate Workshops, Healthy Living

Connect to Your Greatness with Inspire Wellness!


Meet Kimberly May...
"Connect to your greatness with Inspire Wellness!  Be inspired to reach a higher level of performance through a combination of holistic, leading edge coaching and training techniques.
Identify how to best move forward personally and professionally.  So get ready, be inspired to reach new heights and feel your best!"

Personal Coaching...
A coaching approach where the client accesses their own wisdom to create more fulfillment, joy and well-being using proven tools and techniques that you can use anytime or anywhere.  Includes Individual Coaching Programs, Emotional Eating, HeartMath Coaching, Wellness Inventory.  Schedule an appointment... 502.593.9017

Corporate/Workplace Workshops...
Coming from a Corporate background I understand the busy professional and coach them to gain greater clarity, fulfillment, peace of mind and sustain peak performance.  Schedule a fun interactive workshop or 'Lunch and Learn' to inspire your Team today!
Includes Workplace Wellness, Workshops & Talks, Stress Relief.
Book an Event.. 502.593.9017

Healthy Living...
Inspiring tips on ways to live a healthy life, with cooking, gardening, and ways to move your body joyfully.  Let me help you on your path to healthy living!  502.593.9017

With a recent Blog Post I explored the following questions:  
What's holding you back?  What have you always wanted to do?  What keeps you from moving closer to the life you really want to live?  Let's explore together... the first exploration coaching session is always complimentary.

Kimberly May is founder of Inspire Wellness, LLC and a Life/Wellness Coach Specialist at the Institute for Integrative Medicine.  
She has over 15 years experience in the health and wellness field, providing wellness coaching and leading wellness workshops for companies large and small.  Kimberly combines her corporate management background with her experience in wellness and coaching to help others create better health, peace of mind, and greater performance.  

"Kimberly is an inspiration, a powerful, positive re-enforcer who has helped me grow spiritually.  She has boosted my confidence and helped me become mindful and learn how to love myself!"  
~ Amanda O.

                                                      Join Kimberly May this month

             EXPLORATION COACHING SESSION with Certified Life/Wellness Coach, Kimberly May
              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...What it is you want to move forward on...

                      Invigorate Your Life! Online Group Coaching Class with Kimberly May
                  Do you want to feel better, have more energy, get in touch with your heart,
                               create a vision for your life, or discover your purpose?  

It's time to Invigorate your life and get going on your goals... We will meet monthly to work on your vision and also have a monthly conference call to follow up and be in touch with the group.  Learn to listen to your heart/intuition...Get in touch with your passion and purpose...Create action steps to move forward on your dreams...Celebrate your success with the group...Learn proven techniques that help you to experience greater joy and happiness...Join us for 2016!

                                    Connect to Your Greatness with Inspire Wellness!
 I've Got Your Back ~ February * 2016

This month I am excited to feature Mary Jo whom I can very much relate to!

Mary Jo is within two months of my exact age.  When she first came to see me this past August, she had a mildly elevated cholesterol and was exhibiting menopausal symptoms of night sweats, insomnia and significant hot flashes several times a day requiring two fans to sleep comfortably at night. 

I gave her a prescription for bio-identical hormones and suggested that she take fish oil for her cholesterol.  Her sleep improved with the bio-identical hormone replacement and her hot flashes were greatly reduced to no more than once a day.  Her cholesterol decreased with fish oil and the APO E gene diet and exercise recommendations. 

However, she continued to have some fatigue, low energy, and cold hands/feet.  Her thyroid labs revealed a sluggish thyroid level so I prescribed a small dose of Cytomel [T3], which helped her energy significantly.  She had a Vasolab scan to make sure she had no plaque in her carotid arteries.  Her plaque was minimal but her vascular age was higher than her chronological age, which happens with excessive stress or elevated blood pressure.  She had begun a yoga class, which I highly encouraged her to continue.  She also committed to do 4 cycles of the 4/7/8 breathing (see description in this newsletter) twice daily to help reduce her adrenalin response and promote the calm relaxed parasympathetic nervous system instead.  I encouraged her to explore other stress management strategies such as meditation, massage, Amma Therapy or HeartMath as her schedule and time permit.

I am very excited about her progress in just 5 months and am inspired by her commitment to achieve optimal health of mind, body and Spirit.  ~ Kim Evans
Thanks to each of you who are joining in our on-going challenge to be able to say "I've Got Your Back..."  If you have a story that you would like to share, please send it to me.  ~ Kim Evans

"If you want to know where your heart is,
look where your mind goes when it wanders."

                                         ~ Unknown,

SAVE THE DATE!This February ~

Invigorate Your Life!

Join Kimberly May, Wellness Coaching Specialist ~
for an online group coaching class.


Do you have a goal or vision for your life that you've not reached or acted on?
Do you want to feel better, have more energy, get in touch with your heart, create a vision for your life, or discover your purpose?
It's time to Invigorate Your Life* and get going on your goals!

                                                *Learn to listen to your heart/intuition
                                            *Get in touch with your passion and purpose
                                     *Create action steps to move forward on your dreams
                                                 *Celebrate your success with the group
                 *Learn proven techniques that help you to experience greater joy and happiness

Includes a monthly conference call, with handouts and assignments designed to help create your vision and goals.  Then be in touch with the group on how you're progressing, get inspired and get coached on living your best life!

*A current participant added these thoughts... "Be healthy!  Learn steps for greater selfcare.  Learn to have integrity with yourself with action steps for accountability... Get a fresh approach & tools to shift your habits and thinking."

Invigorate Your Life!
Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, 502.593.9017

Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor

Special Workshop in February:

Saturday, February 6th 10-11:30 AM

The month of February is all about Fit Feet! with Yamuna®
Join in this wonderful workshop... and give your feet a treat!

The Practice of Yamuna®
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:

Celebrate Yamuna Foot Fitness!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  $25 each workshop/Equipment provided.  Bring your body!
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170  Register now, or...Walk-ins always welcome!
SAVE THE DATE! ~ FEBRUARY 9th, 16th, 23rd, 2016

Light Works Yoga
introduces a new opportunity:
Beginner's Yoga for Men
with John Malloy

"I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!"
 Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM

Meet John Malloy:
  "As an executive at one of the leading utilities in the nation, I came to yoga many years ago to escape the busyness and noise of this world to seek a more spiritual and grounded life.  Yoga brings together the mind, body, and spirit, thus a more integrative wellness way of life.  Now in my 50's, yoga continues to be a vital part of my life providing universal healing and elimination of discomfort.  In my yogic years, I have found an inner peace that ultimately led me to becoming a yoga instructor.  As an educator by nature, teaching yoga allows me to pass on this stillness of the mind to those seeking a higher and thus better quality of life.  Through yoga we can all strive to be in this world, but not of this world!  I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat! Namaste!"

Join John Malloy - Beginner's Yoga for Men
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Angie Megibben - Light Works Yoga 502.321.0557 
                              Check this out:

SAVE THE DATE! ~ FEBRUARY 9th & 10th, 2016

Vibrancy Signature ~ Jamie Champion
Free Talk:  Your Vibrancy:  Claim a Life of Passion, Power & Purpose  Tuesday, February 9th - 8:00 PM
Vibrancy Signature Individual Sessions -
February 9th (afternoon) & February 10th (morning) 
                Would you like to discover the life you were born to live
                           and fulfill your dreams and your desires more effortlessly?
Take advantage of this amazingly rare opportunity to meet Jamie Champion in person!  He is coming all the way from Virginia and is the creator of Vibrancy Signature.  He will be here at the Institute for Integrative Medicine on Tuesday, February 9th, 8:00 PM, to present a free talk titled:  Your Vibrancy:  Claim a Life of Passion, Power and Purpose.  He will also be available to do individual Vibrancy Signature sessions on Tuesday afternoon, February 9th and Wednesday morning, February 10th.  These individual sessions hold the keys to help you:
                                                      * Live your greatest life
                 * Discover your Soul's purpose and how to live in alignment with that purpose
              * Create deep fulfillment in all areas of your life - relationships, career, finances

You can find out more about Jamie Champion on his website:

Schedule an individual session for your Vibrancy Signature on February 9th or 10th:

Tap into your magnificence in all areas of your life... Relationships - Career - Health - Happiness.
The Vibrancy Path is a one of a kind, proven method to help you discover your soul's purpose, connect to your innate power, live with radiant health, and become the best you imaginable.

Your Higher Self knows your life has a purpose and a mission.  Not living in alignment with that purpose will only lead to heartache, frustration, and eventually physical illness.  We see it every day.  When you don't know or aren't living your Soul's Purpose, it's easy to spin your wheels, waste your energy, and wonder what the heck you're supposed to be doing.  And it's practically impossible to have deep, lasting happiness.

There is only one person that can fulfill the role you've come to play.
Your heart's desires, your greatest contribution to the planet, the way in which you live and love, are unique to you.  But you don't have to figure out how to create your greatest life all by yourself.  In our own lives, and in our work with thousands of people, we have repeatedly seen that you cannot be truly, deeply happy if you aren't living in alignment with your soul's purpose...

We're Jamie and Chaya Champion
and we've developed The Vibrancy Path because it's our passion to help people live the life they were born to live, with an unshakable foundation of happiness, inspiration, and peace.

The fact that we get to share this work with people like you is an awesome bonus.  We feel blessed to potentially be helping you discover your Vibrancy Signature so you can create a life ever more in alignment with your soul's purpose.

We're here to help you implement these practical tools into your life so you can truly live into all your potential and get the most out of every moment.

Join Jamie Champion for Vibrancy Signature at IIM

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
   John Drennan  734.320.5598
Learn More:   
Schedule an individual session:  

Join Dr. Peter Buecker


February 10th - 6:30-7:30 PM - Meditation for Beginners


Dr. Pete's Wednesday Night Wellness Hour will focus on a chosen topic each session.  After sharing his thoughts, a Question & Answer time will follow.  All are welcome.
Suggested donation $10.

Also - Friday Evening Meditation:  February 5, 12, 19, 26
Come as you are, leave as you choose to be... Everyone is welcome!
Awaken to possibility.  For the perfect end to your stressful week, and a blissful beginning to your weekend, join Dr. Pete for Friday Night Meditation.  This is a guided practice appropriate for any level of meditator, including beginners.  Donations gratefully accepted, but not required.

Join Dr. Peter Buecker for Wednesday Night Wellness Hour or Friday Evening Meditation...
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949

Get Up! Stand Up! For Your Upright Posture
A Feldenkrais Playshop

with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
                               Get Up! Stand Up!
                                                   For Your upright posture
                                                         A FELDENKRAIS PLAYSHOP!
                                                 Monday, February 29th  6:30-8:00 PM
Remember your mother telling you to "stand up straight?"  Were you clear about just what to do to be fully upright?  Maybe you noticed your shoulders rounding forward so you would pull them back, only to have them sink forward again when something else grabbed your attention.  Posture, our "uprightness," is part of a complex dynamically integrated system.  How would you like to participate in a movement class where at the end you stand up, your shoulders fall softly back and down, and you find yourself more upright, without even trying?!  The mindful movement we do in Feldenkrais can do just that.  Come to this playshop and rediscover how easily and effortlessly you can stand up!  Open to everybody!  Many of the exercises will be on a mat on the floor.  If you have issues getting onto the floor, please contact me and I'll make arrangements for you.

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Get Up! Stand Up!" at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Cost:  $20 advanced registration / $25 at the door
Contact:  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner
Returning to IIM...

SAVE THE DATE! ~ MARCH 9th & 10th, 2016

Personal Readings and Effiji Breath Work with
Elijah Nisenboim, founder of the Effiji Breath Technique, Healer and Intuit.

Join us for two dynamic March Workshops:
What's In Your Roots?  Wednesday, March 9th, 2016  7:30-9:30 PM
& Effiji Breath  Thursday, March 10th, 2016  7:30-9:30 PM

March 9: What's In Your Roots?  Personal readings to gain deeper awareness around your life purpose
With Elijah's 25 years of experience and over 13,000 private sessions, he has been guiding people on the path of self-knowing clearly, kindly and powerfully using his many tools; including reading your life purpose through your fingerprints, bringing in channeled information, and astrology. 
You will get a mini-reading, as well as group reflection over the course of the evening in this dynamic look inside your life and those around you. 

March 10:
  Effiji Breath 
If you know nothing of breath work, GREAT!  This is a fascinating practice that is guaranteed to stimulate your soul.  It is available to anyone who is willing to encounter the deeper hidden parts of themselves.  Within one minute of doing it you will transport to another world within yourself, just as real as the one you're in right now.  A world, however, you were unaware of before you began.  Its sole purpose is no less than to awaken you to your true Self and to re-pattern your body, heart and mind to be in alignment with that Self. 

EFFIJI... is the next generation in personal growth... EFFIJI is a comprehensive methodology to have clear self-perception & transformation of body, mind & heart... EFFIJI is for any adult... to experience, first-hand, the power & beauty of their soul & how to live their life based on this knowing."
For more information on this work, please visit:

ELIJAH NISENBOIM   Elijah was living and innovating in San Francisco in the 90's when the New Age was being conceived.  He was there, at the beginning of the spiritual movement.  He not only was a part of the movement, he has maintained his commitment to personal work on himself and those in his community.  Now... he's moved away from the narrow threshold of the New Age and has moved into the more dynamic and real work with people.

Elijah has done over 13,000 private sessions, he's written a book - What's In Your Roots? Making the Unconscious Conscious, he's created over 23 albums of original music, and honed his experience of many different spiritual modalities into his own philosophies and brand of teaching.  All of this has culminated in EFFIJI.

In addition to his own innovative work, Elijah has studied under some of the world's most profound spiritual and creative teachers.  For seventeen years, he trained with Tai Chi Master George Xu and lived with him for one year.  Master Xu taught him the cultivation and use of Chi.  Elijah is also a devoted student of world-renowned musician and composer Terry Riley, from whom he has learned the complex system of Indian classical music (Raga).

Join Elijah Nisenboim for What's In Your Roots? & Effiji Breath...
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   What's In Your Roots? = $35 / Effiji Breath = $50
Learn More:
Registration & Information Contact:
  Sarah Charmoli 323.762.9720 or
SAVE THE DATE! ~ MARCH 19th & 20th, 2016

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, The Transformation Institute
proudly sponsoring

Healing Touch Level 3/HTSM 103:  "Using Your Hands to Heal"
Saturday, March 19th, 2016  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 20th, 2016  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, The Transformation Institute - Holistic Life Healer, as she sponsors The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program (HTSM), an educational program dedicated to offering classes in the energetic therapy modality of Healing Touch (HT) as well as providing support for Healing Touch students, practitioners and instructors.  Our program teaches the sacred healing art that flows from the love and compassion we have for one another.  Our philosophy of caring forms the basis of our teaching - we are all instruments for the healing energies of God.  We promote the art of healing as well as the art of spiritual presence practiced by all those in a caring giving profession/practice/ministry.

                                              HTSM 103 "Using Your Hands to Heal"
Who should attend:  All levels of Health Practitioners including Physicians, Nurses, Chaplains, Massage Theraspists, Pastoral/Parish Ministries and interested Lay People.

Course Instructor:  Pat Springer 
is a holistic nurse healer specialized in critical care, pediatrics, cardiology, and emergency room.  She holds certifications in Healing Touch as a practitioner from the Healing Touch Program, as a practitioner and instructor in the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program, and as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist from the NAHA approved school taught by Rafael d'Angelo in Aurora, CO.  She maintains a private practice in which energy healing, prayer and anointing with oils is an integral part of care.  Professional memberships include:  Alliance for International Aromatherapy, National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and American Holistic Nurses Association.

What is the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program?  The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program is an energy based therapeutic approach to health and healing built upon a Christian philosophy of caring. It integrates prayer, hands-on (energetic) healing and anointing with healing oils.  We offer a program that is multi-level based in the Judeo-Christian scriptures.  Students may apply for a national certification at the completion of all of the coursework.  Designed within the nursing profession, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry has a spiritual focus that uses touch to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing.  The program is open to everyone.  Who can benefit in taking a class?  Registered nurses in parish nursing, ministers in parish and pastoral ministries, chaplains and nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices, massage therapists, counselors, and the lay community seeking to explore a healing ministry involving the laying on of hands. The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy is a co-provider of nursing continuing education with the Healing Touch Program (HTP).  Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program Benefits:  CE's for Nurses and Massage Therapists available through the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Become an HTSM Certified Practitioner - Establish a credible healing presence in your community, church or institution.  Case manage clients in an on-going healing ministry - emphasizing prayer, energy healing and anointing.

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy for Healing Touch!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost/CEU's:  $325/Early Bird Registration (includes Student Manual)/$350 within 3 weeks of class;
Discounts for HTPA member and/or Age 65+/CCA through The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy, Full-Time Students, course-repeating applicants. Contact Yvonne for details. 
16 CEU's for 2-Day Course. CEU's Questions? Contact Yvonne for details.
Contact:   Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy  502.664.0373
Register:  Registration Deadline:  February 29, 2016
SAVE THE DATE! ~ MARCH 26th, 2016

Vibrational/Sound Reiki Master Certification Series*
Facilitated by Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson, MA, Licensed Minister, Reiki Master Instructor, Certified Stress Management Instructor  937.631.5581



"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."
                                          ~ Mary Oliver

JOIN IN! ~ The following classes and meetings are on-going and open to drop-ins!
                      If you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!

Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Light Works Yoga Studio classes ... join us this year!
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...
Classes currently available Monday through Friday: 
Core Strenthening * Restorative Yoga * Gentle Yoga * Spine Health. 
Also ~ small group classes for people living with Parkinson's or Fibromyalgia.
*New! Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy - Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM

Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Tuesdays:  7:00-8:00 PM Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy*
Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga
Thursdays:  1:30-2:30 PM  Living with Living with Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 PM Restorative Yoga
Fridays:  9:00-10:00 AM Spine Health

JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu) *New!
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 at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:

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 May ~ Exploration Coaching Session! at IIM
Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, Wellness Coaching Specialist
Check out my blog:

Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Fridays ~ 10:30-11:30 AM
Continuing:  February 5, 12, 19, 26
Plus!  Special Feldenkrais Playshop:  Get Up! Stand Up! For Your Upright Posture
Monday, February 29, 6:30-8:00 PM

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!

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" at IIM
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

Metaphysical/Meditation Class
with Victoria Hayden

Monday, February 8th  6:30-8:30 PM
Continuing 2016:  March 14, April 11, May 9,
(off June, July), Aug 8,
Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

Join Victoria 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 clarvoyant 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

Holistic Health Coach, Nutrition Counseling, Massage Therapy, Healing Touch
Betty Greaver, RN - Healing Health Concepts
~ specializing in Touch, Health and Wellness

Appointments available in the month of FEBRUARY!

*INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL:  Would you like to Experience Healing Touch?
Call Betty to learn about Healing Touch and why you should have a free session
Healing Touch is a non-invasive, relaxing bodywork.  Research shows that Healing Touch facilitates the relaxation response and can enhance the healing process.  Good for chronic back pain, headaches, recovery from anesthesia or other drugs, stimulating immune system and more.

Coming in March:  Betty Greaver, RN, Holistic Health Coach will speak about nutrition and sugar in March... Sugar Blues!  Look for the date and time in upcoming newsletters.
Join Betty for a free Healing Touch Session at IIM
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Betty Greaver  502.295.6251

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.

Next KYANA membership meeting:  February 16th, 2016  6:00-8:00 PM

New format!:   We will be discussing the "It's all about resilience" article from the December 2015 AHNA Beginnings magazine from 6-7, and will have a networking/share session from 7-8.  Please join us even if you haven't reviewed the article as you will still be able to participate and bring insight to the discussion.  Look forward to seeing you all!  With gratitude ~ Tiffany Hubbard, KHNA Chapter Leader

Location:  Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peterson Avenue, 2nd floor, Louisville, 40206

Join KHNA for meetings, discussion, networking/share sessions
Contact:  For more information on KHNA mission, membership, events, and more, check out this link to their new website:


"It's impossible," said pride.
"It's risky," said experience.
"It's pointless," said reason.
"Give it a try," whispered the heart."

                                          ~ Unknown,

IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
Go Red for Women ~ 
National Wear Red Day
sponsored by the American Heart Association

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Join us in raising awareness!
"The American Heart Association encourages women to wear red in order to help raise awareness about this deadliest disease among women.  Heart disease can include risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity."  Go Red for Women Friday, February 5th! 

Find out more: 

Mindfulness Makes Therapy Come Alive!
An Introduction to the Hakomi Method
12 CE's NASW; 13.2 Nursing Contact hours

February 27-28, 2016
Saturday, Feb 27:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 28:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A workshop for psychotherapists, social workers, chaplains, counselors, healthcare professionals, healing arts practitioners, students in these fields, and individuals seeking to experience the Hakomi Method.  

Integrating Mindfulness and Loving Presence into the therapeutic process creates the optimum healing environment.  Both therapists and clients feel empowered by focusing their awareness on direct experience in the present moment.  Creating deep safety encourages the cooperation of the unconscious and increases access to insight and inner resources necessary for healing and growth.  This workshop offers practical knowledge and dynamic exercises in mindful awareness of body sensations, thoughts, emotions, and core beliefs.  Together we will explore how to support our clients' ability to mindfully study the roots of their experience, to accept and embrace resistance, and to allow the organic healing process to progress.

CE Course Objectives:
*  Learn the five foundational principles of the Hakomi Method:  Mindfulness, Unity, Organicity, Mind-Body Holism, and Non-Violence
*  Gain basic skills for developing and sustaining Mindfulness
*  Learn how to create little experiments in Mindfulness in order to foster self awareness
*  Cultivate body-based awareness grounded in the present moment
*  Practice effective methods to track a client's process
*  Learn the importance of Loving Presence in the therapeutic relationship and how to employ it

 Lois Luckett LCSW is a Certified Hakomi Teacher who has been in private practice for over 30 years.  She is on the meditation faculty at the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center where she leads the monthly mindful healing community.

History & Development of Hakomi Method:  "The Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy was first created in the late 1970's by the internationally renowned therapist and author, Ron Kurtz.  In 1981, to fully develop the method and promote the teaching of Hakomi, Ron and a core group of therapists and educators founded the Hakomi Institute.  Learn more about the Institute at

"Integrating scientific, psychological and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy and resource for personal growth that is highly effective with a wide range of populations.
The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm  Reich and Alexander Lowen.  Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism.  Yet at its most basic level, Hakomi is the therapeutic expression of a specific set of Principles:  Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration, and these tenets inform every aspect of the work."

Class cost & location:  This workshop will be held at the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center, 924 Newburg Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Cost $275.  $25 additional CE fee (bring $25 check to workshop)

Find out more:  Daniel Lally, Organizer  502.694.0213
Register online:


"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles."
                                          ~ Washington Irving

IIM ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ FEBRUARY * 2016
Website Link:
End Notes & Quotes ~ February * 2016

"Each day holds a surprise.  But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us.  Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy it will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity."
                                  ~  Henri Nouwen

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
                                                                                                        ~  Mahatma Gandhi

Let us know if we may help you to celebrate

"Listen and Lead with your Heart!"      ~ The Team at IIM
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
502.253.4554  or

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