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 Self-Care and Pain Relief

with Deborah JOYa, Certified Yoga Instructor, Former Scientist

and Thomas Dowell, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Structural Integration Practitioner (Rolfer)

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019    9am – 1pm

at Do Well Therapy, 105 S. Delaware Dr. Suite 8  Apache Junction, AZ

Join us to learn more about the fascia or tissue in your body that is often the cause of pain and tightness as well as other issues. Learn multiple ways to release your fascia to relieve pain and improve your flexibility and circulation. Enjoy yoga and self-massage as well as other self-healing techniques.


If you'd like bring something to share and we'll have a potluck lunch afterwards to get to know each other.


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Just $45, or $40 if paid a week in advance

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Forgiveness to Freedom                           

We seek to forgive for many reasons, including our own health since resentment has been linked to many physical issues.  In the process we often create more suffering trying to forgive as well as begging for forgiveness.  Perhaps we’ve even questioned our ability to completely forgive or doubted that others have forgiven us.  And then there’s forgiving ourselves!  Does finding freedom from our resentments need to be this difficult?  Let’s explore the possibility of making it easier with shifts in perspective and simple techniques to help us create the freedom we seek.

Self-healing and Pain Relief

Learn and practice several simple techniques including yoga, breath, and self-massage that may induce immediate healing and pain relief, which can be magnified with continued practice.  We'll look at some of the science of why it works which adds motivation as well as understanding.  Much if not all of the pain and lack of flexibility that we think is in our muscles is actually in the fascia, a web that holds everything in the body.  Practice techniques to release the fascia.

Self-healing through Gratitude and Giving

Open the heart through Yoga, Meditation, and making gifts.  See research showing many healing benefits of gratitude and giving.  Learn some science about the heart-brain interaction, energy, and why the body responds to Gratitude.  Learn simple ways to bring yourself into this healing state.

Self-healing through Meditation

See research showing many healing benefits of meditation and meditative practices.  Learn some of what happens in the brain and body when you meditate, and enjoy yoga, chi gong, and multiple meditations.

Transform Stress into a Blessing

Did you know that stress is good for you?  The body, mind, and spirit grow strong because of stress.  In Yoga we train our bodies to respond to stress so that we grow.  We also release trauma from past stress we didn't respond well to.  Learn some of the science of stress and how yoga affects and trains the nervous system's response to stress.  We'll practice yoga, visualization, and other techniques to release trauma. 

Mindfulness: Exploring the Inner Piece

We enjoy several mindful practices including yoga, mindful movement, mindful eating of brain enriching foods, breath practices, and guided meditation.  We also spend some time learning about why these practices are so good for the brain and our wellbeing.  As an intuitive, Deborah guides these practices in a unique way to fit the group; and as a former scientist, she loves to study and teach about what's happening in the body and energy field during these practices.


Breathe for Health

Learn about and experience several breaths that heal the body - even the bones!   Find out how cells breathe, and how our breath keeps them healthy.  As an intuitive, Deborah guides these practices in a unique way to fit the participants; and as a former scientist, she loves to study and teach about what's happening in the body during these practices. Traci Stevenson, D.O. will be adding a medical based perspective.  Includes lunch, yoga, and meditation.

Energy Workshops

Join us to learn about and strengthen your major energy centers through ancient wisdom and modern science.  Discover how your health, emotions, and behaviors may have been affected by the development of these centers in your childhood.  Learn and experience methods for clearing and strengthening the energy centers to improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.  Activities include yoga, chi gong, movement, visualization, and art. 

All of the Energy Centers can be presented in one workshop or it can be split into 3 or more - see below.

Bring a yoga mat, journal, notes from previous workshops, comfortable clothes, walking shoes, & outdoor wear as we may spend time outside if weather permits.

Ground, Center, and Balance

We’ll focus on the root, core, and adrenals; the first 3 chakras in Yoga; and the lower dantian in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  These centers relate to the physical body and developments in early childhood.  Imbalances here affect our vitality, self-confidence, boundaries, balance, health, ability to trust and relax, and more. Yoga, chi gong, and other simple exercises will help us improve our sense of safety and comfort in our bodies as well as the ability to change and meet challenge.

Power of the Heart

We’ll study the heart and thymus gland, said to store our “life force”; the middle chakra; the middle dantian; and the center of our electromagnetic field.  This center relates to how we connect with self and others on emotional and spiritual levels. We’ll do yoga, meditation, and other simple exercises to open the heart to compassion, peace, and joy; enhance our relationship with self and others; and improve our immunity, health, and wellbeing.

Express, Create, and Connect

We’ll look at the thyroid, throat, arms, and brain; the upper 3 chakras; and the upper dantian.  We’ll learn about parts of the brain that we can use to create physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Yoga, meditation, and other simple exercises will help us improve our communication, creativity, intuition, perception, memory, wisdom, dream recall, overall health, experience of life, and more.

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