Introducing New Acupuncturist To Clinic

Artemesia Acupuncture and Wellness Center is excited to welcome new acupuncturist, Sara Harris, C.Ac. Ms. Harris practices 8-principle style acupuncture and is board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She grew up in the central Kentucky area and is excited to return to Lexington after obtaining her masters in Oriental medicine from Pacific College in Chicago. She has also studied the Master Tung system of acupuncture and attended seminars in infertility and treatment of low back pain. Her skills will add to the growing list of offerings at this popular Wellness Center. Artemesiaweb.com


Spring Forest Qi Gong

Martha McQueary is a physical therapist at St. Joseph Hospital and works with home health patients. She began her studies in Qi Gong (pronounced chi gong) in 1996 with Jim Concotelli, at the former Wellness Center in Lexington. During that same year, she continued her studies in Spring Forest Qi Gong with its creator, Master Chunyi Lin. Since that time, Martha has traveled to the Normandale Center for Applied Learning and Spring Forest Qi Gong in Minnesota and taken three levels of instruction to further her studies directly with Master Lin. She now maintains an ongoing personal practice in this very special healing art.

Qi Gong is a study of the energy of the whole universe. It has been shown effective in the prevention and cure of many diseases. Qi Gong combines mental concentration, breathing, and body movements that activate and cultivate our “vital energy” as it flows through the inisible channels of the body.

This class will consist of active exercises and listening to audio recordings of meditations with Master Chunyi Lin. There will be a sliding scale of $6 – 10 per class, based on income. Participants can take all the session or drop in as they can. To register please call 859-402-2430.

Deep Peace Restorative Yoga Workshop

Anita Courtney took her first yoga class at 12 years old and it was love at first stretch. Anita is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga for 8 years. Kripalu yoga, “the yoga of compassion”, emphasizes awareness, breath and energy flow. Anita is also a certified Relax and Renew instructor trained by Judith Lasater in restorative yoga. Restorative yoga includes a balanced sequence of supported, resting postures that allow the body to relax deeply.

Eliciting the relaxation response has been shown to enhance the immune system, reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and increase creativity. In this two hour workshop, we’ll do a balanced sequence of supported, resting postures that allow the body to relax deeply. Space is limited so please pre-register by calling 859-402-2430. Cost is $25.00.

Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga

Shana Herron has studied yoga joyfully and steadily since 2000.

In 2005 she completed the 200 hour teacher training program at Yoga East in Louisville with her teacher, Laura Spaulding. She loves cultivating strength and steadiness through an Ashtanga practice, and also exploring the power of restorative yoga, meditation, and chanting. She considers herself very fortunate to have studied with some of the most respected teachers in the country including Tim Miller, John Friend, and Francois Raoult, and to have studied Ashtanga directly with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India in 2007.

Shana came to Kentucky in 2003 via North Carolina, California, Japan and Ithaca, NY. She has a BA in International Studies & minor in Japanese from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MS in Adult Education from Cornell University. She works at the UK Asia Center.

“My goal in teaching yoga is to take students on a journey from everyday, limiting patterns of thinking and behaving, toward their highest Self, to feel the inherent goodness we all share.”

Ashtanga Yoga is a flowing, traditional form of hatha yoga. Your mind calms as you learn how to steady your posture, breath, and gaze. Appropriate for students with some prior yoga study and in good physical condition.

$10 for 1 class; $50 for 6 classes (good for 2 months)

Hatha Yoga classes teach foundational yoga postures and supporting practices. Appropriate for people brand-new to yoga and those who want to continue and deepen their practice.

$35 for all 4 classes; $10 for one (if space allows)

Please call Shana Herron to pre-register for classes at 859-243-8852 or for more information about Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga visit her website at www.asanariver.com

Community Calendar

Upcoming events and classes

  • April 20 Deep Restorataive Yoga 3-5:00 pm Pre-registration is required

Ongoing classes

  • April 19 – May 17 5 week series for new or seasoned beginners 10-11:30 am $42 for all 5
  • No classes on April 14
  • Ashtanga Yoga 7-8:30 pm
  • Qi Gong classes every Thursday 7-8:15 pm
  • Community Room open Tuesdays from 5-7:00pm and Fridays 10-12 noon

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