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Allergy help, Free community spring cleanse, Free dharma talk & more!

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Allergy help, Free community spring cleanse, Free dharma talk & more!

Hi Folks!

I hope you had such an amazing weekend! Wasn't the weather ideal? Well, except for the unfortunate few suffering with pollen allergies! On that note, if you are suffering. please come in for some allergy elimination acupuncture to help with the sneezes and inflammation! I have been training with Damini in NAET and it is miraculous for any and all allergies! }

Im happy to announce these 2 super exciting FREE events coming up! I am truly honored to share these gifts with you and our amazing community! Would you do us a favor to help us build our community even more? Please share these events on social media and bring friends along! The more the merrier!

1. Our Annual Free Community Virtual Spring Cleanse is back!!! Starting Sunday April 24th we will cleanse together for 9 days, all from the comfort of your own home! Its all online, with support through daily educational emails and a private Facebook group and only has 1 rule... read more & register

2. Introducing Dharma Talk & Tea with Anish & Lance! Enjoy this very special evening with Anish Balakrishnan, a devotee of Indian mysticism and Lance Isakov, yoga & meditation teacher. We will gather, meditate together, sip tea and open up a potent space for inquiry and investigation into all aspects of being and becoming. No experience is needed, all are encouraged to attend... read more & register

Thats it for me, I'm off to bed =)

sweet dreams!

Love,
Lance
and on behalf of the whole gang at Village Wellness!

P.S. are you interested in a monday night meditation group? Im looking for 10 people to help get it started. Shoot me a line if you are. Thanks!

Course Spotlight:

Meditate Everyone: Learn to meditate  - downloadable/Streamable Course Online with Lance Isakov, M.Ac. L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Learn what meditation is and why it matters. You will go from not being able to sit still for a minute to effortlessly and joyfully being in a deep meditative state for... Read more –> 

P.S. newsletter members:  enter the discount code 'Meditate50' for a nice discount as a thank you for being part of this little healing oasis on the Mainline. 

Practitioner Spotlight:

Jenna Murray

Holistic Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher

After watching me dance the Argentine tango, or take one of my varied classes at the gym, many people ask if I grew up with classical ballet instruction.  They think I am exaggerating, or even flat out lying when I tell them I that I was an overweight tomboy who was tortured by the name "chunky monkey."... read more.

Healing Arts Spotlight

Zero Balancing with Sharon

Developed by an Osteopath and Acupuncturist, Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on body-mind therapy system which combines energy concepts from acupuncture with knowledge of physical body structure and movement from Osteopathy. .Read more –>

Reminders

  • Spread the word! Community AcupunctureWe offer community acupuncture in an open, quiet healing space where other patients are being treated nearby. Sessions are $35 and provided on zero gravity recliners. Super comfy! 

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Lance's Late Summer Letter 2015

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Lance's Late Summer Letter 2015

August 2015

I had an epiphany yesterday! Lately, I've been feeling lazy and it dawned on me yesterday that this time of year is all about grand contentment. I'm in sync with nature!   =)

I was talking to my friend Cassidy yesterday morning as our kids played in the shade of a beautiful Japanese Maple when it struck me. Cassidy asked what I had been up to and I responded, reluctantly, "to tell you the truth I have been feeling really lazy." He said, "You know another way of saying that is 'I have been feeling unproductive.'" And thats when it hit me! Oh yeah, it's actually okay to just BE!

In general, as a culture we are trained to be top level producers; we are fully focused on creating, working, and doing, and of course thats not necessarily a bad thing. It's that creativity that drives evolutionary development and brings improvement in our lives and to our world. What I forgot was that there is a time for BEING! That it is actually okay and even necessary to STOP and enjoy the sweetness of knowing you have everything you need. The harvest is in.  

Five Element Acupuncture theory reminds us that we are one with nature and that we follow energetic movements similar to the seasons.  Late Summer, represented by the Earth Element, is our secret 5th season in Five Element Acupuncture Theory. Its a sweet and nurturing time of year isn't it? The fruit is sweet, the air is sweet, even the light is sweet, right!? And best of all we have a surplus of yummy fruits and veggies, the sweet gifts from the growth and busyness of Spring and Summer. 

So how does this the energetic movement of Earth and Late Summer show up in us? 

When our earth energy is in balance we have the gifts of nurturing, thoughtfulness, nourishment, taste, sympathy, stability and home.  

When the Late Summer energy within us gets out of balance we can feel obsessive worry or sympathy. We may feel self-centered or insecure, not able to give or receive help or care from others. We may feel a lack of abundance, like we don't have enough. On a physical level we may experience, muscle pain, digestive problems, ulcers, headaches or even cancer. We may also find it hard to lose or gain weight.

In 5 element medicine the goal is to keep the energy moving through this natural cycle of seasons. This will help to imbue us with the gifts of the elements. 

If your Late Summer energy or Earth element is feeling stuck here are a few practices that can help:

1. GIVE! Lend a helping hand to a neighbor in need; give a random gift to someone in your life; volunteer your time at a homeless shelter or food kitchen; Give out hugs; Literally feed your partner or friend =)

2. GRATITUDE! Keep a daily gratitude journal; Give thanks to mama earth and the creatures on her for providing your food before you eat; When you say "Thank You" look the person in the eye and mean it from your heart.  Look for more information on the September Gratitude Challenge.

3. RECEIVE! Consciously accept the thank yous, gifts and offerings of others; Be aware of the processes of taking in food, chewing and digesting; When someone gives you a hug, shakes your hand or gives you a high five..What is it like to really take it in?

If you have been receiving seasonal acupuncture treatments, now is the perfect time to come in for your Late Summer session. We can help bring Nourishment to your body, mind and soul! If you are new to acupuncture, massage, or energy work, now is the perfect time to jump into sessions =) 

Click here to schedule your session ONLINEemail or call us at (610) 203-3747. 

Enjoy the fruits of all your labors!
With Love,



P.S. Im excited to announce that One of our very own Wayne Family Wellness Members has published his second amazing novel about Alzheimers and our elderly care system, Broken Mouth Sing, Buy it, enjoy it, and support our local community!

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Wayne Family Wellness MARCH Happenings!

Hi Everyone!

Below please find our FANTASTIC happenings for March and April. Please note we have a few 

NEW offerings. Besides our regular Group AcupunctureYoga Nidra, and Sound Healing there is a Kundalini Yoga fundamentals workshop and an in-person Meditate Everyone workshop! 

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4 Lessons from the "almost Spring"

by Lance Isakov, M.Ac., Acupuncturist & Yoga Teacher
edited by Amy Isakov


These are actual quotes I have heard this past week:

"I am losing my mind"
"I am ready to lay on a beach" 
"When is this going to be over?" "I have cabin fever!"
"3 more inches!?" 
"I can't wait to get my schedule back and get my kids in school!!"

Sound familiar?

This can be a frustrating time of year in the cycle of seasons.  We know spring is around the corner, in fact we are feeling a bubbling, sometimes pushing up of its energy deep within us, but alas - snow still covers the ground, the air is still frozen, and the spring equinox is still about a month away.


Each time of year has it’s own gifts and challenges in the cycle of the Five Elements. So, what in tarnation are those gifts of this "almost Spring" time of year?!


Here are four gifts to ponder:


Potential Energy - In nature the bulbs and seeds lay dormant and still in the winter. As the sun gets stronger and stronger, those seeds begin to gently stir and the energy begins to slowly build up until, BAM! There is a Crocus! Life has begun again and it brings us to our knees. This is the same stirring you are feeling within you. Your energy is getting ready to burst into life. What will you create?

Creativity - Part of our feeling of angst is that we are so aware of this potential energy but it just feels like it hits a barrier. Like a blade of grass trying to push through a concrete sidewalk. It builds up in us and pushes against the diaphragm. (the end of  liver/springtime energy channel) Emotionally we feel frustrated. Frustration is this powerful uprising creative energy- that’s stuck. What is called for is making room for more expression and possibly creating new ways of letting “it” out. Perhaps now is a good time to start writing down ideas and thinking about what you need to align in order to take effective action in the spring time.  Even if you can't take action, you can get out a pencil and paper and leave it on your desk.  Just leave it there so when an Idea comes, you’re ready.  Allow the bubbling and pushing of Spring to abide, knowing it is creating life.

Patience - Take a breath.  Flowers that pop up too early often don't make it due to an early refreeze.  If only they had waited! That is the lesson of patience. Though we are feeling the need to spring forward, we need to wait for the appropriate time, even though it can feel challenging.  That will ensure steady and healthy growth to maturity.  Remember, there is a time for every purpose under heaven.
Potent wildflowers. The view of the Five Elements recognizes the cycle of perpetual life giving. Water gives life to Wood, Winter gives life to Spring. And the deeper the winter the more powerful the spring.  If you have ever grown tulips, you know this first hand. With tulips, you have to emulate winter by storing the bulbs (in soil) in the freezer for a few months. Doing this creates healthy, vital flowers once they go in the ground for spring. It’s the same in us. A deep and still winter will allow for the birth of a powerful creative surge! Can you feel it?  It will be worth the cold and the wait.


I’m letting my planning for an upcoming course be fueled by these energies.  I am really looking forward to exploring Potential Energy, Creativity, Patience, and Potent Wildflowers in my Kundalini Yoga & Healing weekend intensive in April.  For all those who feel called to really take this deep and see where we can go together, I am excited to join you on this journey.


More info on the Spring Kundalini Yoga & Healing Immersion can be found here.


Meanwhile: turn this up loud and see how it feels, you’ll realize that you are not alone…


Hope too see you soon!  


Love,

Lance

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