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Valentine’s Yoga Love for Shelter Pets

Sanctuary Yoga Studios in New City is hosting the third annual Yoga Love for Shelter Pets yoga class from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 16. “Celebrate our third year helping those who bring us so much joy,” says studio owner Nancy Mahon.

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Relationships— Which Ones Work and Why by Dena Sperling

We often wonder why certain adult relationships work and others do not. Perhaps it is because each relationship is unique and demands its own set of rules and compromises to be successful.

For many, the commonly sought after “give and take” approach, also known as the “Exchange Theory Perspective” facilitates a harmonious relationship. Each individual in the relationship gives something (time, attention, money, assistance, etc.) to the other individual and the favor is returned in a timely fashion. This facilitates a healthy relationship as long as nothing occurs to preclude one person from being able to do what he/she would truly like to do for the other.

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Power of Surrender Retreats

Kathleen S. McPhillips will facilitate a three part series of spiritual retreats for women beginning with “The Power of Surrender” on February 16.

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How Chemical and Hormonal Imbalances Impact Weight

If you are overweight or obese, you are likely suffering from a chemical and hormonal imbalance. The good news is that we can now pinpoint reasons that cause so many people to remain overweight – and actually do something about it. Reducing calories is important to lose weight, but where those calories come from and the resulting hormonal and physiological responses in our bodies also must be addressed. Here are a few of the key players that must be in balance to successfully achieve lasting weight loss:

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Back to the Basics with the Feldenkrais Method by Lynn Kenny

The "no pain, no gain" philosophy has been thriving in our culture for at least half a century. If we don't feel pain, did we push ourselves hard enough, go fast enough, far enough? We search for the pain to reassure ourselves that we have pushed, that we have battled. Pain is the body's warning light. When the check engine light comes on in your car, you are not likely to ignore it for long. Yet, when it happens in the body, we ignore it and think that it will somehow work itself out. But pain is a useful sign that we need to step back from what we are doing.

If we can view pain as the messenger rather than the enemy, we can begin the evaluation process that precedes learning and change.

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Corinne Zeccardi now a Certified Nurturing the Mother® Fertility Massage Therapist

Corinne Zeccardi recently has been certified as a Nurturing the Mother® Fertility Massage Therapist by Claire Marie Miller Seminars, one the nation’s leaders in massage therapy. This program is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage Bodywork.

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Change Your Lifestyle with Zumba Fitness® by Pauline Henriques

By this time each year, many New Year’s resolutions have lost their steam. New Year resolutions come and go, but lifestyle change is lasting. Resolutions really are about finding what we love and enjoy doing—in life and in fitness. Have you heard the saying, “Sweat is fat crying”? If that’s true, then there is a lot of “fat crying” with Zumba® classes which are jam-packed with sweat and smiles. Every class is a party where participants dance, sing, sweat and smile. By the end of the hour, participants have burned between 400-1000 calories, all while doing something they love and enjoy: Zumba Fitness.

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Magical Month at Ambriel’s Song

Ambriel’s Song Metaphysical Shop & Holistic Healing Center looks forward to a magical month of February. “We have so many exciting events going on,” says Jenna Stone, proprietress and owner. “To begin with, we have a healing fair for charity on February 17. Plus, a series of classes, “Cooking for Deity,” with Dawn L. Adamo Corney begins on February 9.

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Massage for the Aging Person by Jen Servidio

We are at a unique time in history when the majority of the world’s population is 65 years of age and older. In America, that means the members of this older generation are living healthier, more active lives, have more income and more opportunities for good health care. They are focused on maintaining their active lifestyle and many choose modalities such as massage in order to do so. Some reasons they are choosing massage are to increase mobility, reduce stress, improve their overall feeling of wellbeing and to relieve chronic pain or discomfort.

But what about the older client who isn’t leading this healthier, more active lifestyle?

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Healthy Pet Food Workshop

A healthy pet diet workshop is being held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 at Your Pet’s Marketplace in Closter, New Jersey. The workshop is facilitated by Kathy Haupt, the producer of Trapper’s Way, a frozen, natural raw food for dogs prepared in Bergen County, New Jersey.

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