Keeping in Touch

exercise habits heath sleep Apr 06, 2020

I love biking with my dad!
~ Ada

Hello from Our Home to Yours!

We trust you are all doing well, staying home, and staying healthy. We sure have missed seeing you and joining together for our classes and discussions.

THANK YOU!!!! to those of you who have contacted us via email, text, and phone message. We are extremely grateful to hear from you and stay in touch. Your connection means a great deal to us.

To continue our discussion from last week, today we’d like to share a few more personal practices with you, with the intention of helping you create positive, life-enriching habits in your own lives.

EXERCISING OUTDOORS

We are firm believers in exercising OUTDOORS whenever possible. Yes, it is good to go to the gym and yoga studio - AND - making sure you get outside at least three times a week is extremely beneficial for your physical, mental, and emotional health.

We like to bike, walk, and run. Obviously, this is not always possible, especially in the winter months;...

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How Do You Start Your Day?

Seek not outside yourself.
~ A Course in Miracles

Hello Everyone! 

Well, it will be another week at home for many. We have been thinking about all of you, wishing you happiness and health. If you want to reach out and send us an email to let us know how you’re doing, we’d love to hear from you!

For the next few weeks, we wanted to share some of our personal practices with you. We have been taking this time of staying at home and social distancing to think about our lives, our work, what we are offering, and how to make some adjustments and improvements. Our daily practices and other resources have been essential during this time. Today, we’re going to give you a peek at how we begin each day.

MAINTAINING OUR POSITIVE MORNING ROUTINE 

We like to start our mornings with our AT-HOME YOGA PRACTICE. This is important because it helps us to get back into our body after a night of rest and center into how we are feeling. Yoga with Adriene is our at-home yoga...

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Get Creative with Connection

Hello everyone!

We have been thinking about all of you – hoping you are doing well and staying healthy.

With the worldwide spread of COVID-19, and restaurants, gyms, hair salons, movie theaters, concerts, and other gatherings temporarily off-limits, social distancing has fast become a way of life. And even though we all understand the need for social distancing, isolating ourselves, can have an impact on our overall emotional health.

According to the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology, social isolation, and the resulting loneliness, can lead to depression, anxiety, increased stress, poor sleep quality - and, in many ways, can be as unhealthy as smoking.

When at home for longer periods of time than normal, it's easy to get into the habit of turning on the TV, watching Netflix, playing video games excessively, and other more sedentary, solitary activities.

Through our Clear Communication BASICS workshop (which we will offer once again when we know...

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Important Academy Information

coaching covid-19 workshops Mar 16, 2020

Hello Friends! 

We have heard from many of you over the last week, and we know there is a lot of stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus and the closing of many businesses, events, and public services. We want you to know that we are here to support you. Unfortunately, we feel it is best to follow the lead of the Mesa County Libraries, Avalon Theatre, senior centers and other recreational programs in our community.

Therefore, until the week of April 5th, we will temporarily suspend all classes. We WILL, however, continue coaching, both in our office and at other locations. If you have a session scheduled with us, please know that we will still be meeting with you!

We try to always make the best of every situation. So, keeping that in mind, we want to take this time to evaluate our current offerings and how we may improve and expand our programs. We would sincerely appreciate YOUR INPUT. Please send us an email at [email protected]

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Shining the Light on YOU!

Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Hello Everyone!

Does a Crystal Bowl and Gong Healing sound good to you? If so, we will be having our first one with Kim St.Germain and Mary Hertert THIS FRIDAY, March 13, at 7 to 8PM. We’re excited to attend ourselves – and it would be great to have many of you join us!

Last week, we got off to a good start with our Enneagram class, and we will be back for more Tuesday evening, beginning at 6:30PM. The Enneagram is a valuable tool in our personal relationships and, most importantly, our relationship with ourselves. In addition, if you are an employer or work with others, knowing the Enneagram can be extremely useful. It is excellent for bringing awareness and understanding to unconscious patterns of behavior. Don’t worry if you missed the first session. We still have eight more information-packed evenings planned!

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Happy March to YOU!

God spoke to me in flowers today. But I had my heart set on words, so I almost missed the conversation.
~ Anonymous

Hello Dear Friends!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all this week at one or more of the classes we are offering at our Academy for Personal Development. See our full March calendar by following this link!

~ UPCOMING CLASSES ~

Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 6:30PM, will be a great evening as we embark on our first of nine classes focusing on the Enneagram. The Enneagram solves the mystery of why we do what we do by bringing awareness to our childhood patterns and what we inherently fear, value, and desire. The Enneagram is truly insightful, and we are very excited to share it!

Along with all of our other classes, we will have our second Grieving Together meeting on Friday, March 6, from 6 to 8PM. Please plan to bring books and other resources you have used. We’re looking forward to growing this group into a valuable community for anyone...

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Our Gratitude for You

People are suffering - and they are not able to fully devote themselves to solving their problems because of the busyness in their lives.

Hello Friends!

Are you ready for another week of learning and joining at the Academy for Personal Development? We are! – And we are finally ready to offer our new week-long coaching experience: INTENSE FOCUS. We created this program for both individuals and couples.

Please see the front page of our website for details.

THE ENNEAGRAM IS COMING!

Beginning Next Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30PM, we will present the first of nine sessions focusing on the Enneagram. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for deeper self-understanding and connection with others.

Each session is $10 and will give you a wealth of information to apply directly to your life.

GRATITUDE

One thought that has been on our minds lately is the importance of coming together with others in a spirit of acceptance for those with whom we are joining and ourselves.

We have many...

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Introducing Terry Talbot

Yoga can deliver relaxation in place of stress and insight in place of negativity, bringing you into the present moment.
~ Terry Talbot

Hello Dear Friends!

We appreciate all of the WONDERFUL instructors who are teaching at our Academy for Personal Development. Over the next few months, we will be highlighting each one of them. This week, we would like you to meet one of our yoga instructors: TERRY TALBOT. Terry teaches her gentle yoga class every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 to 10AM.

Here’s what Terry says about her class:

“Yoga is a time-honored system for engendering a sense of vitality, well-being, and peace.  My classes are small (maximum about 8 people) and no experience is necessary. Yoga can deliver relaxation in place of stress and insight in place of negativity, bringing you into the present moment. In addition, yoga can provide the changes you need where it counts.  Each class is gentle and also focuses on breath work. I am grateful to have...

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Check-In

We receive but what we give.
~ Samuel Taylor Cole

Hello Friends! 

As always, we have many classes taking place in the Yellow Room. Please see our listing for the week at the bottom of this email. Don’t forget, Terry Talbot offers yoga every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9AM. And Jeffrey Turre is still coming in each week to teach his amazing Qi Gong class on Tuesdays at 5PM! 

Today, we want to talk with you about the importance of checking-in with ourselves throughout the day. With all that goes on in life that draws our attention, it can be very easy to become distracted from ourselves.

When our focus is continually drawn to our external world, we lose touch with our own feelings and values. As we shift our focus towards our inner experience of life, we discover our true reaction to our outer stimuli. What are we feeling? What’s important to us in this moment and do we have clarity about what is going on inside us, or do we need to take some time for some...

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More Yoga and Gong Meditation Coming to the Yellow Room!

2020 calendar events february Feb 06, 2020

Love . . . is the law of Our Being
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Hello friends,

We hope you are all doing well this week!

February brings lots of love and a new calendar, featuring some new classes. Please click here to download a printable Academy for Personal Development calendar for this month.

Here are the highlights:

This month, we will be conducting a 4-week Intensive NVC Review in our Clear Communication ADVANCED (Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:15PM). If you have ever attended our Tuesday night program in the past and you want to brush up on your NVC skills, this will be a great opportunity for you. Mark your calendars - in March and April we will be diving into the Enneagram!

Beginning THIS THURSDAY, Kim St. Germain will be offering yoga and gong meditations in the Yellow Room! Unwinding with Yoga will be on Thursdays from 5 to 6PM, and Saturdays from 9 to 9:45AM. Her Gong Meditations will be on Saturdays from 10 to 10:45AM.

Grieving Together is back at a new time and date! Join us THIS...

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