Entries by dwmcclure2014

Unlocking the Hidden Power of Yoga

If you think Downward Dog is a canine training command, perhaps it’s time for a basic primer on yoga — and its many health benefits. For centuries yoga has been used to increase strength and flexibility, as well as improve mind/body alignment and reduce stress. Solid benefits all, but they’re just a sampling of how […]

Ennegram Workshop – October 27-28

Join Sandra Smith, M.Div., and Annie Wills, Ed.D, for a two day workshop starting Friday October 27th at 1:00 – 4:00 PM and continuing on Saturday, October 28th, 9:00AM – 4:30PM. Breakfast and lunch provided on Saturday. $75.00 per participant. The workshop will be held at Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville, TN 37923. To […]

Pilates with paws: Core exercises mix with adorable, adoptable kittens

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/entertainment/2017/06/15/pilates-paws-core-exercises-mix-adorable-adoptable-kittens/387859001/ Holding the proper pose for a plank in Pilates gets tough when a 2-month-old calico kitten named Blondi races under your arms. Proper breath control easily dissolves into giggles when a pair of gray and white kittens called Angela and Pam race across a yoga studio floor. This is Pilates with kittens at Breezeway Studios […]

Summer Retreat with Jillian Pransky

Yoga, meditation and nature. Everything you need for the perfect summer retreat.  Kripalu Summer Retreat Weekend – Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16 2017 Learning to Pause: Relax into Your Life Summer offers us time to pause, reignite our own glow, and connect more deeply with the life-giving force within and around us. It’s […]

The Role of Yoga in Healing Trauma

Originally posted here on NPR.org Missy Hart grew up in Redwood City, Calif. — in gangs, on the street, in the foster care system and in institutions. “Where I’m from,” the 26-year-old says, “you’re constantly in alert mode, like fight or flight.” But at age 13, when she was incarcerated in juvenile hall for using […]

Non-drug Therapy for Back Pain

http://www.local8now.com/content/news/New-guidelines-outline-how-to-treat-back-pain-414637613.html KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – New guidelines from the American College of Physicians say the first line of therapy for back pain should be non-drug treatments. Jay Dee Clayton finds peace from his pain through yoga. “Whenever I start to feel a little twinge, I pull my knee out and stretch the area that’s giving me […]