Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Cream = healthy version

Can delicious and healthy dwell in the same dessert? They can if you’re making Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Cream presented by Stefanie Ramsden Dougherty. Stefanie is a Plant-Based Lifestyle coach with Green Sage Life. She focuses on sharing whole-food, plant-based recipes, kitchen techniques, health information and philosophy. Anyone who wants to prepare and eat healthier, delicious vegan meals will enjoy her creative recipes whether or … Continue reading Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Cream = healthy version

Artful Yoga by Jenny Skies

Jenny Skies wants to help you get the emotions and experiences you’ve unwittingly stored over the years on to a canvas in a concentration of color and abstract random designs – to literally “get the issues out of the tissues”. I do believe that what I have to offer is just another modality of healing. Using art and yoga, it’s a creative and gentle way … Continue reading Artful Yoga by Jenny Skies

Denise Stanga – Trauma Release Massage

Denise Stanga and I met in a Las Vegas Trauma Recovery Yoga teacher training workshop.  Neither of us are yoga teachers, but both of us were compelled to explore the magic that is Trauma Recovery Yoga.  A medical assistant by profession, Denise has 20 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist with a focus on integrative bodywork.  She employs Swedish, myofascial release, connective tissue, … Continue reading Denise Stanga – Trauma Release Massage

“Reiki Restore Relax”

Restorative Yoga with Nancy Pasquale and Reiki with Michele Ficano combines to give you an optimal relaxing, refreshing and yet energizing experience in this 2 hour session. As with many yoga and meditation sessions, we start with focusing inward and connecting with our breath.  Restorative yoga is simply the centering of your breath and body, that is, aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness … Continue reading “Reiki Restore Relax”

DTLV Co-op Featured Client ~ Tiera McQuater

The first time I saw Tiera McQuater was in a Chair Yoga class at Downtown Yoga and Wellness Co-op.  I was nervous enough just being in this new role as documentarian for the Co-op and sitting in on a class, taking notes and photographing the session.  I felt inadequate and awkward having never met an individual with quadriplegia before.  I didn’t want to offend her … Continue reading DTLV Co-op Featured Client ~ Tiera McQuater

“I am safe, I am peaceful, I am present.”

The first class I participated in at the Downtown Yoga & Wellness Co-op was Chair Yoga.  The class was taught by Joyce Bosen, co-founder of Trauma Recovery Yoga.  The yoga space is large, clean and full of natural light.  It’s a welcoming, safe space.  A half dozen individuals came in and positioned themselves in the room; 2 were in wheelchairs and one came in on … Continue reading “I am safe, I am peaceful, I am present.”