Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
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           MAY 2015                     
 Move Your Body Joyfully!
Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - May 2015
Welcome to May!  Our theme this month is " Move Your Body Joyfully!"  Warmer temperatures are finally here!  It's tempting to get outside, go all out and restart your outdoor exercise program just where you left off last summer!  But be careful!  Your outdoor exercise might involve different muscle groups than your winter exercise routine.  Remember to begin with stretching and a five minute warm-up.  Check out the Health Tip of the Month to learn more on the benefits of exercise.

Angie Megibben, our Yoga Teacher, is our Practitioner of the Month.  She has certainly impacted all of us in our ability to move our bodies joyfully and gracefully.  In honor of " Move Your Body Joyfully" month, Kimberly will debut her first Nia class.  This is a wonderful, fun way to move your body.  Imagine a cardio-dance workout based on your body's own ability to move and stretch.

Dr. Robin Youngson continues to be in town sharing his wisdom and heart on how to bring more joy into healthcare.  He will be doing a presentation on Saturday, May 9th with KentuckyOne Health.  It's a free event.  Find out further details in the Save-the-Date section of this newsletter.  Norton Healthcare is also having their 2nd annual Integrative Medicine Symposium on Thursday, May 21st. 

May is also Mother's Day, graduations, and National Nurse's Week (May 6-12th)!  Once again, lots going on in "the Ville!"  Enjoy moving your body!
Move Your Body Joyfully! Quote :
"Moving your body is a form of self care.  It's not selfish, it's essential."  "Moving your body consistently is the key to tapping your joy, your creativity and your true loving and giving nature."

~ Natalie Garay

This month at IIM - May 2015                  IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?  
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesday, May 13th
Wednesday, May 27th
Wednesday, June 10th
Wednesday, June 17th VASOLABS

Call ahead for a visit to the Infrared Hot Sauna!
Looking for a therapeutic sauna experience?  Benefits for stress relief, cardiovascular health, nervous system balancing, weight loss, pain relief, skin cleanse, toxins flush.
Give a call one hour ahead... check out our package specials.
Looking for ways to move your body joyfully?
Come try Yoga, Yamuna Body Rolling, Feldenkrais, or Nia!  Or how about a massage to get your body ready to move joyfully?  Give us a call! 502.253.4554

MAY Health Tip:  Move Your Body Joyfully! ~ Kim Evans
Click here to see our Health Tip of the Month!

Move Your Body Joyfully!
If there was a pill that had the same many benefits as exercise, it would be the top selling pharmaceutical on the market.

There are so many benefits of exercise - I'll name a few.

      First, exercise improves your cardiovascular status.  Your heart will love you for

     Second, exercise reduces stress by helping to move the tension out of the body.

     Third, exercise produces endorphins.  These are the "feel good" molecules which
     improve your mood and well being

     Fourth, exercise will help control your weight to a healthy range.

     Fifth, you will notice more energy.

     Sixth, your sleep will be improved.

Consider the "FITT" principle for exercise.

     The "F" stands for frequency.  Exercise 4-6 days per week or at least 5 hours per week.

     The "I" stands for intensity.  You want the intensity to be such that you reach your target
     heart rate when you exercise.  This can easily be calculated by taking 220 minus your
     age.  Your target heart rate is 60-85% of this number.  If I take 220 minus my age, that
     equals 162.  60-85% of that means that I want my exercise heart rate to reach 97-138.

     The first "T" is time.  Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, or 5 hours per week.

     The last "T" is type.  It's good to do a variety of exercise - stretching, strength training,
     yoga, and aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming, biking or tennis.

At IIM we offer many different exercises ~ ways to move your body joyfully: 
Yoga, Yamuna, Feldenkrais, and our latest, Nia.  Come join us!

~ Kim Evans

IIM Practitioner of the Month:
Angie Megibben ~ Light Works Yoga ~ "mind-body-spirit"

Happy Move Your Body Joyfully Month!  Did you know that it is impossible to separate physical health from mental and spiritual well-being?  Research over the last several decades reveals that mental and spiritual health definitively affects physical health.  Thankfully, our abilities to scientifically validate these findings only reflect what yoga has been teaching us for almost 6,000 years and that is:  work with the breath and move the body joyfully to calm the "monkey mind," and you will find peace in your heart!  Here at Light Works Yoga Studio, it is my goal to help people, through movement and breathing, "re"member that their bodies, minds and spirits are connected at the deepest of levels.  When each aspect is in balance with the other two, then we can know true well-being and wholeness.  Namaste!

Angie Megibben is the owner of Light Works Yoga.  Angie was raised in a family of athletes, went on to get her M.Ed., then Yoga Certified through Jimmy Barkan Hot Yoga in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Drawing on a lifetime of experience with movement and education, she now teaches Yoga to all ages as a way to improve your life.  Because of her own experience with medical issues, Angie knows how much Yoga can offer the human body, and as a teacher she hopes to show others how to alleviate pain, stress, illness, or anything else to help the Mind, Body, and Spirit.  

What classes does Light Works Yoga offer?   We offer four different yoga programs designed specifically to improve strength, flexibility, and tranquility.  We offer classes in "Core Strengthening," "Restorative Yoga," "Gentle Yoga," and "Spine Health."  We also offer a class specifically for people living with Parkinson's, as well as a class specifically for people living with Fibromyalgia.  
We hope you'll join us soon!
Call 502.321.0557 or check out our website for more information:

 I've Got Your Back & Fab Results at IIM ~ May 2015

Dr. Robin Youngson and his wife Meredith continue to be in town, all the way from New Zealand!  They are dedicated to making Louisville the International Center for the "Happiness in Healthcare" movement and to continue the efforts of the Healthcare Constellation of Compassionate Louisville initially spearheaded by Mayor Greg Fischer.  Last Friday, April 24th, Dr. Youngson, Mary Corbett and myself attended the annual meeting of the Ky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (KCNPCM) to present a resolution declaring KCNPNM "A Compassionate Organization of Health Care Providers."  It was passed unanimously!

The Healthcare Constellation of Compassionate Louisville invites you to an opportunity to join Dr. Robin Youngson, Co-Founder of Hearts In Healthcare, author of " Time to Care:  How to Love Your Patients and Your Job," in a conversation around questions:  What if Compassion were the driving force in healthcare?  What would bring you more joy in your work?  What would it look like?  What would be possible?

This is a rare opportunity to remind yourself why you are working in healthcare and voice your opinion on what you need to bring back the joy!

Location:  The Loft, 107 Crescent Avenue, Louisville, KY (small white house, off of the corner of Crescent & Frankfort, parking available in office lot next door)
RSVP:  or  or call 502.396.0279
Space is limited!  The event is free.
Are you a happy health professional or heading for burnout?

Take a 3-minute test and share your voice! 
Click here:
Be a part of the movement to change the environment of healthcare, your self-care and your connection to patients, to hold more compassion!  Take the test and join the conversation!

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
SAVE THE DATE! ~ MAY 9th, 2015

You are warmly invited to
Healing, Hope, and Wellness for All:  Prevention and Wellness Programs for You and Your Patients at KentuckyOne Health
Reclaim joy in your life and your practice ~
with featured speakers:
Robin Youngson, MD - Hearts in Healthcare
Carl Middleton, D.MIN - VP of Theology & Ethics, Catholic Initiatives
Ben Brown, MD - Medical Director, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

Explore ways to *Lower Your Stress *Regain control of your time *Balance your life

KentuckyOne Health prevention and wellness providers will be there to answer your questions.

Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center
Information:   for more information, including the full agenda, please view the event page,
Contact Ashley Barnes 502.562.7077 or
SAVE THE DATE! ~ MAY 16th, 2015

Actualizing the Whole Brain Process for Productivity
and Stress Management

Facilitated by Patrice Joy Masterson, MA
Saturday, May 16th ~ 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
This class is intended for anyone who seeks clarity of mind and whole-brain function.

Use the principles of mental clarity to rejuvenate vitality, creativity and full brain potential.
Engage in steps of creative problem solving.
Participate in art exercises for emotional insights.
Experience brain waves in meditation, stress and creativity.

Location:  IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  $75 ($65 KHNA member price) - includes supplies
To Register:  Patrice Masterson 937.631.5581
SAVE THE DATE! ~ MAY 20th, 2015

Come join me for NIA!
Nia Movement classes are a fun way to move your body and express yourself! Wednesday, May 20th ~ 6:30-7:30 PM
This class will continue the first and third Wednesdays of the month:
May 20th, June 3rd & 17th, July 1st & 15th, August 5th & 19th

Nia's philosopy is ~ through movement we find health.
Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out.
Nia is a cardio group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts.  As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness and holistic fitness and well-being.
Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation.
Wear comfortable clothes and join us for some fun!

Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   $10
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, 502.593.9017
SAVE THE DATE! ~ MAY 21st, 2015

Second Annual Integrative
Health & Wellness Symposium
Holistic and wellness strategies for you and your patients
Thursday, May 21st ~ 8:00 AM-4:45 PM
This program will provide a comprehensive review of evidence-based holistic modalities, including the benefits and ways to incorporate these applications into patient care and self-care.

Sponsor:  Norton Healthcare Foundation
Location:  The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2825 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY
Cost:  $40 = Norton Healthcare employees / $50 = non-Norton Healthcare employees
Contact:  Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited.  To register, visit or call 502.629.1234
Available: Continuing education credits will be offered.
SAVE THE DATE! ~ MAY 21st, 2015

Mind, Body, Spirit Class Series
sponsored by Norton Healthcare
Next class:  Thursday, May 21st  6:00-7:30 PM
The ABC's of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants to promote health and wellness.  Learn about how using essential oils personally and in your environment can alleviate negative aspects of the mind, body and spirit.

Mind, Body, Spirit class series:  Nearly 40 percent of people in the United States use some form of complementary medicine to treat specific health conditions or for their overall wellness.  Join us as we explore ways to treat mind, body and spirit to achieve optimum health.

Attend The ABC's of Aromatherapy ~
Location:  Marshall Women's Health & Education Center, Norton Medical Plaza 3 - St. Matthews, Suite 108, 4123 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY  40207
Contact:  To register, call 502.629.1234
SAVE THE DATE! ~ MAY 27th, 2015

Let's Learn About Sugar
and How to Decrease Your Risk of Diabetes! 

Wednesday, May 27th ~ 6:00-8:00 PM
We'll introduce Melaleuca,
The Wellness Company products...
to assist with your healthy lifestyle.

  IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  FREE!
Contact:  For more information or to register ~ Betty Greaver 502.295.6251 or email
JOIN IN! ~ The following classes and meetings are on-going and open to drop-ins!
Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200

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.

Mondays:  12noon-1:00 PM Core Strengthening
Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Tuesdays:  6:00-7:15 PM Restorative Yoga
Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga
Wednesdays:  1:30-2:30 PM  Living with Fibromyalgia
Thursdays:  6:00-7:15 PM Restorative Yoga
Fridays:  9:00-10:00 AM Spine Health

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:
Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Fridays, May 1st, 8th, 15th  10:30-11:30 AM
(after May 15th ~ classes will resume June 19th!)

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
Cost:   Buy a 10-class pass - lasts for 4 months! / or drop-in for $13
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 month of MAY!
(Offering special Saturday workshops and individual sessions)

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.

Join Melanie for Yamuna Body Rolling at IIM

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170
Metaphysical/Meditation Class
with Victoria Hayden
Mondays, May 4th, 18th  6:30-8:30 PM
(Classes continue the first and third Monday evenings of each month...each class open to all!)

Non-denominational, open to all ~ this class invites you to engage "one-on-one" with your spirit self. 
Each class will include:
a teaching-talk on metaphysics ("meta" the greek word for "beyond" and "physic", greek for "(knowledge) of nature");
a fifteen-to twenty minute meditation;
and an opportunity for discussion after the meditation. 
Bring your consciousness toward working to combine spirit with the pysical. ~ Victoria
"You will enjoy meeting and working with Victoria." ~ Kim Evans

Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   $10 donation / love offering gratefully accepted
Contact:  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden
Healing Touch Community
with Betty Greaver,
level 3 HT Practitioner
& Kristi Forrest,
Monday, June 22nd, (no May meeting!)  6:30-8:00 PM
(We meet the final Monday evening of each month-please join us!)

Please come to this meeting for practice, support and community with Healing Touch.
Kristi Forrest, HTSM and Betty Greaver, level 3 HT Practitioner, have formed a group to support and share.  "Kristi and I would like to meet and learn about all local practitioners.  Even if you can't come, please let us know about you!  And join us for our monthly share group when you can."

Join Betty and Kristi for the Healing Touch Community meetings at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Betty 502.295.6251 

MAY 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.
Join Betty for Healing Touch Community or Healing Touch Sessions at IIM
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
For a FREE Session, 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 membership meeting:  May 19th, 2015  6:00-8:00 PM

Guest presenter:   Bev Snawder "Aromatherapy"
Location:  Highlands Rainbow Blossom, 3046 Bardstown Road, Louisville 40205

Holistic Nursing Prep Course with Lourdes Lorenz:  May 22nd-24th, 2015
Are you interested in becoming certified in holistic nursing?
KHNA is hosting a 3-day holistic nurse certification course with Lourdes Lorenz... check out the course information on the KHNA website.

Join KHNA for meetings or classes
Contact:  For more information on KHNA mission, membership, events, and more, check out this link to their new website:
IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!

Florence Nightingale's Birthday ~
Tuesday, May 12th
Join in the global moment of silence at 12:00 noon..
and celebrate National Nurse's Week May 6th -12th.

Florence Nightingale is considered the Founder of Modern Nursing... and all nurses around the world are asked to take a moment of silence at high noon to honor our founder.  What a legacy she created!  International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12th, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.  "Florence Nightingale recognized that only with knowledge and skill could she help improve public health...showing great courage and determination, she followed her calling..."
Read more:
Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK)
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 
Join us! for the BIAK walk at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

BIAK (which also includes the Michael Quinlan Brain Tumor Foundation) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Our sole mission is to serve Kentucky citizens whose lives have been affected by brain injury (or brain tumor). 
We do this through advocacy, education, prevention, research, service &        support.  Find out more:
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10th, 2015 
Celebrate the women in your life!

"Mother's Day is observed the second Sunday in May.  It is a time to honor mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers for their contribution to family and society." 
A little history... "Mother's Day originated from mainly two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis. Julia Ward sponsored Mother's Day each year in Boston around 1870 to promote pacifism and disarmament with women.  It lasted about 10 years.  Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother's Day in Grafton, West Virginia at St. Andrews Methodist Church in 1908."
Read more:
IIM ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ MAY 2015
Listing of Services & Website Link
IIM Quick Listing of Services ~ May 2015

What is Integrative Medicine?  Integrative Medicine is a relatively new field of Medicine.  The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine defines it as "healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle.  It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative."  Our approach is leading edge; it makes use of every available tool to set you on the path for optimal health.

Our Philosopy:  The practitioners of 205 Townepark Circle believe in helping people to achieve optimal health in mind, body, and spirit.  Our philosopy is to treat the whole person and to help and support you through many facets of your health and wellbeing.
As Hippocrates said:  "It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has". 

We are excited to partner in your care!
Quick Listing of Services:
Advanced Integrative Therapy
APO E Genetic Testing
Avalon LIght System
Breast Health Education
Educational Classes & Workshops
Stop Emotional Eating
Healing Touch
Indigo Biofeedback
Intentional Wellness Program
Lab Testing (including Advanced Lipid Profile)
Life Coaching
Lymphatic Drainage
Medical Massage
Oncology Massage
Metaphysical Meditation
Nutraceutical Evaluations
Nutrition & Diet Counseling
Spiritual Healing
Vibe Session
Yamuna Body Rolling
Yoga Classes

Call us here at IIM!  502.253.4554  or email us at
End Notes & Quotes ~ May 2015
                                     Move Your Body Joyfully!

Let us know if we may help you to
Move Your Body Joyfully!
~ The Team at IIM

Remember:  "No matter how slow you go ~ you are lapping everybody on the couch!"
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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