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Free Holiday Stress Workshop

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The Centre at VitaZen is presenting a FREE Holiday Stree Workshop!

Join Glenda for this 1.5 hour workshop that will teach you coping techniques for managing stress! She will include yoga, breathing & supplements to help you manage stress from the holidays, forward. Space is limited to 20 people, so call and sign up today!

Where: The Centre at VitaZen
            12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
            Hardy, VA 24101

When: Monday December 23rd at 12:00 Noon

Call 540-721-9365 to reserve your spot, today!

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Thankful

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It’s that time of year again when we start to think about being thankful. It’s the time we start looking back on the past year, planning times to get together with family and friends.

As a yoga instructor I begin to plan my classes around being thankful, l myself being thankful for my students and being thankful that I can do the very thing that makes my life complete. Teaching is that for me and I am thankful every day that I can do what I love.

The more I started thinking about being thankful I realized that I am not always every day thankful. I have had challenges throughout the year, as I am sure we all have. It’s hard to be thankful when you have pain or when your children are having problems or when your job is not fulfilling the dream of what you wanted your life to be. It’s hard to be thankful when you are the caretaker of a loved one, or are personally suffering an illness or injury that is threatening your quality of life. It’s hard to be thankful when you are attached to the idea of what should or should not happen or what you should or should not be.

How do we become thankful for everything? I don’t believe there is a magic pill or spell; but I do believe that deep down inside of every human being is a place where we are exactly who we want to be. When we are brave enough to go there, we become thankful for the hard times and well as the good. It is in this place that we see our hard times a lessons or experiment in life and understand that no matter what we are feeling right now, good or bad, “this too shall pass”. I believe that in this place we can let go of those things we have become attached to. And yes, we can become attached to anything; people, material possessions and even ideas.

To visit this place we have to reach down deep inside and grab hold of what is always there available to us at all times in any situation, a place of gratitude, of peace and of understanding. We can find it in those quiet moments. We can find it watching the sunset or rise. We can find in the face of a small child.

So, am I thankful every day? Yes, I believe I am. I don’t always visit this place of gratitude, but I have learned that it is always there and when I am feeling brave in the face of hard times I can take myself there and be thankful.

My wish to you all is that you find this place inside yourself and visit it often.

Namaste’

Glenda

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FREE Yoga!

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Our teachers at The Centre at VitaZen were brainstorming one day and came up with an AWESOME idea! Free yoga:) After I had a heart attack, I thought why not? So what we came up with is a once a month free class. Some months will be themed, so will be diffferent styles and all will be just plain fun for everyone! We are offering these classes at different times and on different days each month. We are doing this as a way to give back to the Smith Mountain Lake Community and a way to invite new students to what we feel is the best thing since the invention of the hola hoop.

Wednesday October 30th 10:30am - Halloween Yoga

Friday November 29th 1:00pm - Giving Thanks Yoga

 

 

 

 

 

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Yoga as Therapy

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Yoga as Therapy

The Centre at VitaZen

Friday October 18th

1:00pm-3:00pm

 

Yoga as Therapy will touch upon many of the therapeutic benefits of yoga.

  • Allergies & Asthma
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Digestive Issues
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Low Energy/Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Knee Problems
       (Injury/post surgery)
  • Balance 
     
     (age related / diagnosis of vertigo)

 

Join us for this two hour workshop and explore what yoga can do for you! Preregistration is recommended, as space is limited. Fee is $25 Register at VitaZen or call 721-9365.

        

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101

yoga as therapy

 

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Yoga Shares #4

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Hi this is Glenda from the Centre at VitaZen. I spend a lot of time researching-daydreaming-exploring YOGA. I learn so much from my adventures about yoga…life. I would like to share one of my recent finds. Take a few minutes and TAKE THE DOSGHA QUIZ!
http://yogainternational.com/article/view/dosha-quiz

Pretty coolJ

Namaste,

Glenda RYT

Glenda Wynne is the owner of The Centre at VitaZen, located in Smith Mountain Lake, VA

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Yoga Shares #3

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Hi this is Glenda from the Centre at VitaZen. I spend a lot of time researching-daydreaming-exploring YOGA. I learn so much from my adventures about yoga…life. I would like to share one of my recent finds.

4 Ayurvedic Tips to Stay Cool This Summer from My Yoga Online

http://www.myyogaonline.com/healthy-living/health-and-wellness/4-ayurvedic-tips-to-stay-cool-this-summer

Namaste,

Glenda RYT

Glenda Wynne is the owner of The Centre at VitaZen, located in Smith Mountain Lake, VA.

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Yoga Shares #2

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Hi this is Glenda from the Centre at VitaZen. I spend a lot of time researching-daydreaming-exploring YOGA. I learn so much from my adventures about yoga…life. I would like to share one of my recent finds.

AHHHHH Savasana!
From the Ashville Yoga Center

5 Tips for a Blissful Savasana:
http://bit.ly/11wZVCC

Namaste,

Glenda RYT

Glenda Wynne is the owner of The Centre at VitaZen, located in Smith Mountain Lake, VA.

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Yoga Shares #1

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Hi this is Glenda from the Centre at VitaZen. I spend a lot of time researching-daydreaming-exploring YOGA. I learn so much from my adventures about yoga…life. I would like to share one of my recent finds.

 

How to boost your brain power after a long days work with a 20 minutes of
Hatha Yoga by Tara Stiles
http://fitbie.msn.com/2013/06/13/20-minute-yoga-workout-boosts-brain-power?blog_cat=juice-bar

 

Namaste,

 

Glenda RYT

Glenda Wynne is the owner of The Centre at VitaZen, located in Smith Mountain Lake, VA.

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What I learned in teacher training.

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Wow, I have been a Yoga teacher for over ten years. I study yoga every day. I study philosophy, alignment, and sequencing. I have been a certified yoga instructor for over 7 years and teach 6-8 classes a week.

Last month I attended my training to complete my 200hr certification, going in to this a little nervous, “What if I’ve been doing it wrong?.  “ What if I’m not a good instructor?” Even with all these questions in my head, I was very excited to have this opportunity.  The instructor walked in…a very petite lovely lady with the softest yoga voice I have ever heard. Her name is Nancy Wile with the Yoga Education Institute in Weston, Florida and I would like to thank her for this most magnificent experience.

6 of us spent 7 days together, working, laughing, learning and sometimes crying. I learned about Yoga, I learned about people, I learned about myself. I learned that as long as I care, believe and gain knowledge that I will never do it “wrong”. I learned how to help my students get the most out of their individual practice. I learned that to be a good Yoga teacher means to listen to your students and your heart, and that expressing your individual yoga voice is what being a good teacher means.

I came away from teacher training with more new knowledge than I could have hoped for, not just about proper alignment or sequencing a practice I came away with something I will carry with me forever a glimpse of my soul.

That’s what learned in teacher training.

Glenda, RYTJ

 

Glenda is the owner of The Centre At VitaZen, Smith Mountain Lake Virginia’s premier yoga studio. Come join us at 12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Hardy, Virginia.

 

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FREE BONE SCAN AT VitaZen

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VitaZen is holding FREE Bone Scan (Bone Density Test using an Achilles Meter)
on Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th from noon to 5pm. Appointment
times are limited, so call and reserve your time today (540-721-9365). Each
person will be provided with a print out of their results. Free Bone Scan is
sponsored by Rainbow Light and will be held at The Centre at VitaZen 12787
Booker T Washington Hwy. Suite 103 Hardy, VA 24101. www.VitaZen.net / 540-721-9365

Here is some great information from the NOF.

Who is at Risk?
Age is an important risk factor. Everyone, both men and women, loses bone strength as they grow older. Women have higher risk for osteoporosis than men do as women often have smaller, thinner frames. Women also are affected by the change-of-life, known as menopause. After menopause, women produce less of a hormone called estrogen. Estrogen helps protect women against bone loss.

 

What is fracture risk?

The Achilles provides information about your own risk of bone fracture in the same way as a cholesterol test indicates risk of a heart attack. A diagnosis of osteoporosis cannot predict a bone fracture, just as high cholesterol cannot predict a heart attack. Instead, it means that the risk of having a fracture is higher than that for normal bones. Achilles results combined with other factors give your overall risk of fracture. Knowing your risk of fracture is important. There are a number of ways to prevent osteoporosis, and to reduce your risk of fracture. Your doctor may suggest a number of steps including exercise, changes in diet, hormone therapy, or other medicines known to build bone strength.

 

What is a T-score?

Your T-score is a comparison between your bone density to that of a “young adult” reference population at peak bone density. A T-score of -1 represents a roughly 16% decrease in bone density from the “young adult” reference population.

Your Z-score is a comparison between your bone density to that of other people your age and gender. A Z-score of -1 represents a roughly 16% decrease in bone density from other people your age and
gender.

 

Wherecan I get more information about bone measurements and osteoporosis?

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is one of the leading sources of information about osteoporosis and bone measurements.

 

Contact the NOF:

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1232 22nd Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037-1202
(202) 223-2226
(800) 231-4222

 

www.nof.org

 

Like other organs in the body, bones are constantly changing. Throughout childhood and young adulthood, bones grow in strength and in size. Around the age of 30, bones reach their peak strength and then naturally become weaker with age. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become weak to the point of breaking. This weakening may be due to aging, or caused by other factors that combine with age. Symptoms of osteoporosis do not occur until a lot of bone strength is lost. The most visible symptoms may include loss of height, along with curvature of the upper back. Osteoporosis also can result in a crippling and painful fracture, occurring most often in the hip, back, or wrist.

 

Important Risk factors for osteoporosis include:

  • female

• advanced age

• history of bone fracture

• a small thin frame

• a family history of osteoporosis

• removal of the ovaries

• early menopause

• a low calcium diet

• lack of exercise

• eating disorders

• certain medicines

(such as steroids or anticonvulsants)

• alcohol and tobacco use

 

How does the Achilles work?

The Achilles passes ultrasound through the heel. The heel is measured because its bone is similar to that found in the spine and hip, where osteoporotic fractures occur most. Ultrasound does not travel well through air. Therefore, during an Achilles test, warm water fills membranes that contact your heel to provide a path for the ultrasound energy to follow. Isopropyl alcohol is used to provide coupling between your heel and the membranes.

 

What can I expect during my Achilles test?

The Achilles test requires a bare foot. Remove your sock, stocking, or panty hose. An Achilles test takes about 1 minute. During the test, keep your heel as still as possible for best results.

 

Is the Achilles test safe?

Yes. The Achilles is approved by regulatory agencies.

 

Caution: Avoid Achilles tests if you have a sore on your heel or sole. Please tell the health care professional operating the Achilles of any such problems to help prevent transmission of an infection.

 

What information will Achilles give my doctor?

The Achilles is an aid to doctors in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. The Achilles test compares your bone density to that of a “young adult” at peak bone strength (T-score). It also compares your results to people of your same age, called “age-matched” (Z-score). The risk of osteoporotic fracture falls into three categories:*

 

*The World Health Organization has developed categories that define the amount of bone loss such as
Normal: a T-score above -1;
Low bone mass: a T-score between -1
and -2.5; Osteoporotic: a T score less than -2.5.

 

Relative Fracture Risk T-score

Low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . above –1

Medium . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . –1 to –2.5

High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . below –2.5

This information, along with other factors, will help your doctor to gauge your risk of osteoporotic fracture and what course of action should be taken.

 

What is the next step if I am found to be at risk?

Based upon your Achilles results and other factors, your doctor may suggest a follow-up DXA scan. A DXA scan is a painless test performed on an x-ray densitometer that takes only minutes, and measures your bone mineral density and body fat distribution. Information from a DXA scan can provide your doctor with valuable information to aid in the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

 

SEE YOU AT VitaZen!

bone iq poster 041113.pdf

 

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Why Yoga?

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This is a very common question that we hear all the time. Usually followed or prefaced by “What is Yoga?” So I thought I would share some information on yoga to give you a better understanding of it and explain some of the benefits of practicing yoga.

yo·ga  [yoh-guh] –noun 1.any of the methods or disciplines prescribed, esp. a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achieve control of the body and mind, tranquility, etc. (definition from dictionary.com)

Yoga offers something for every fitness level, from the absolute beginner to the trained athlete. Each pose is preformed to the best of YOUR ability, no one else’s. With modifications to the poses, anyone can do it!

Yoga has numerous health benefits, physical and mental. On the physical side yoga can increase bone density, strengthen muscle tissue, improve flexibility & balance, bolster the immune system, and more! On the mental side yoga can decrease stress & improve mental clarity by de-cluttering the mind, just to name a couple.

One of the big advantages of yoga, as a form of exercise, is the ability to do it in almost any environment. And as you delve further into it you’ll discover there are many different disciplines and styles. It also is a very “affordable” form of exercise. You can do it at home with a video or follow along on your TV, download an easy to follow routine off the internet (most even have illustration on proper technique), or join one of the many yoga sessions offered at local studios, fitness centers, or YMCAs.

Brett Keister
VitaZen (featuring The Centre at VitaZen)

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Cruise Night at The Centre At VitaZen March 1st, 2013 6:00PM

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Come join us for the 2013 Yoga Cruise Kick-Off Event!

We are cruising out of Baltimore this year.cThe 7 night cruise sets sail on October 25th and will be going to Bermuda on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas. Join us for more details on this years cruise. You don't have to be a yogi or even a VitaZen Customer! Just be here on Friday March 1st to here all about it. Anyone can tke advantage of this great offer, whether you live at Smith Moutain Lake or not. If you cant make it Call Mary Anne for more info. 540-525-2004!

Anyone signing up on cruise night will receive

* FREE 10 pack of yoga tickets

* $75 On Board Credit (one per cabin)

Cruise Night Poster 2013

 

Cuise Night at The Centre
Friday March 1st at 6:00pm
The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101
540-721-9365

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Mill Mountain Zoo Charity Yoga Raffle

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The Centre at VitaZen is proud to help our local zoo, Mill Mountain Zoo (on Roanoke Mountain)! We are holding a raffle to raise money for the zoo. We have an awesome yoga pack up for raffle. It includes: 

1. Rainbow Light Yoga Mat (donated by Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems) 

2. 4 pack of Yoga Tickets for The Centre at VitaZen

3. One Hour Private Yoga Session with Glenda Wynne CYT/RN

    (tailored to your needs)

 Stop by The Centre at VitaZen to buy your raffle tickets, they are $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawing will be held on Saturday, March 2nd after Yoga with Glenda.

As an added bonus, VitaZen (our retail store) will match the first $200 raised! 

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101
540-721-9365

 

The Centre at VitaZen raised $355 for The Mill Mountain Zoo with the Yoga Raffle. Thank you to Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems (for the yoga mat), our instructors (Glenda, Ann & Mary) and all who purchased raffle tickets. Our LUCKY WINNER IS KATHY MEADOR!

 

 

 

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