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11:19 am

Tackling Behavior Change through Wellness Coaching by Donna Kanan, BS, CHWC, RYT, ACSM EP-C

After years of personal training clients who committed to showing up for one-on-one sessions but struggled to exercise on their own I realized there had to be another way to help clients adopt an active lifestyle and promote lasting change. Using the coach approach to assist clients find the answers within themselves on their wellness journey has proven to be an effective method leaving the client nourished and empowered to make change.

Below is a testimonial from a client that I coach weekly.

“I had been going through a weight loss journey with a personal trainer since 2012 but after he moved on I knew I wasn’t finished. I still had weight loss goals to accomplish, I was dealing with the loss of my sister from diabetes and I was struggling with so many things that I knew I needed guidance. A friend mentioned Coaching You Well and how wellness coaching could help. My experience with wellness coaching has been such a positive one. The way issues are broken down into manageable accomplishments really make you realize you can achieve your goal. I have been with my coach, Donna Kanan, since December 2014 and in this time I can see so many improvements in my eating habits with the ideas given and weekly goals to keep me on track. It's very refreshing to be able to talk to someone about exercise that listens, gives instant feedback and never makes you feel like you are being judged. I look forward to speaking to my coach; Donna brings me back to task. You, however, have to put the work in but it is so worth it. “

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Join me for a Wellness Coaching Workshop held on Tuesday May 19, 26 and June 2, 6 from 7:00-8:30 PM Early bird registration: $79 before April 19; $89 after April 19

1:14 pm

Meet Kristen Anderson

Hi, I'm Kristen Anderson. I'm honored and excited to be joining the amazing people of Live Well. I have a deep respect and love for yoga and yoga philosophy and credit my teachers, especially Katelin Gallagher, Angie Greenwood, and Suzanne Davis for developing and inspiring my practice. I bring my continuing studies into my classes and am looking forward to sharing the practice of yoga with you all! I moved here from Colorado not long ago and am happy to have found a yoga "home" here at Live Well. I am a sign language interpreter and am passionate about equitable access, hiking, and learning. I hope to see you on the mat.

5:37 pm

New Spring Schedule April, 2015

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5:03 pm

Live Well Studio Spring 2015 Schedule by Teacher

By Teacher
• Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm
• Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
• Thursday 5:30-6:45pm
• Friday 8:30-9:45am
• Saturday 9-10:15am
•Saturday 10:30-11:30am

• Mondays 7-8:15pm

• Mondays 7-8am
• Tuesdays 3-4pm
• Wednesday 7-8am
• Thursday 12-1pm

• Sundays 9-10:15am (twice a month)
• Sundays 10:30-11:50am (twice a month)

• Wednesdays 12-1pm

Kate G:
• Mondays 5:30-6:45pm
• Tuesdays 12-1pm
• Wednesdays 5:30-6:45pm
• Sundays 5-6:15pm Kate V:
• Sundays 12:30-1:45pm (once/month)

• Fridays 1-2pm

• Tuesdays 4-5pm
• Sundays 12:30-1:45pm

• Fridays 5:30-6:30pm

• Wednesdays 8:45-9:45am

• Sundays 9-10:15am (twice a month)
• Sundays 10:30-11:50am (twice a month)
• Mondays 10-11am • Mondays 12-1pm
• Mondays 4-5pm • Tuesdays 10-11am
• Wednesdays 10-11am Lissy:
• Tuesdays 7-8:15am
• Wednesdays 4-5:15pm
• Thursdays 7-8:15am
• Sundays 11:30-1pm Liz:
• Thursdays 10-11am

• Thursdays 4-5:15p

• Fridays 10-11am

• Mondays 8:45-9:45am
• Fridays 4-5:15pm

• Thursdays 1:15-2:15pm

4:44 pm

Live Well Studio Spring 2015 Classes by Type

By class type:

Pilates and Core:

·      Core Mondays 12-1pm with Lisa

·      Core Wednesdays 12-1pm with Jennie

·      Pilates Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm (please preregister)

·      Pilates Fridays 1-2pm with Angie with Kelly

Flow Yoga:

·      Mondays 8:45-9:45am with Stacey

·      Mondays 5:30-6:45p with Katelin

·      Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm with Angie

·      Wednesdays 8:45-9:45am with Kristen

·      Wednesdays 4-5:15pm level 2 with Lissy

·      Wednesdays 5:30-6:45p with Katelin

·      Thursdays 12-1p with Irene

·      Thursdays 5:30-6:45p level 2 with Angie

·      Fridays 8:30-9:45a with Angie

·      Fridays 4-5:15p with Stacey

·      Saturdays 10:30-11:30a level 1 with Angie

·      Sundays 9-10:20a level 2 with Lisa and Jaromey

Chair Yoga:

·      Tuesdays 3-3:50pm with Irene

Gentle Yoga:

·      Monday through Friday 10-11am, various teachers

Hatha Yoga:

·      Mondays and Wednesdays 7-8am with Irene


·      Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30am with Lissy

·      Sundays 11:30-1p led series with Lissy (please preregister)

Just plain ‘ole yoga:

·      Tuesdays 12-1pm with Kate

·      Sundays 10:30-11:50 with Jaromey and Lisa

Teen Yoga:

·      Tuesdays 4-5pm with Kelsey

Yoga for Recovery:

·      Sundays 12:30-1:45pm with Kelsey


·      Thursdays 1:15-2:15pm with Russell

Prenatal Yoga:

·      Mondays 7-8:15pm with Heather

Roll and Release

·      Mondays 4-5:15pm with Lisa

Community Classes ($5 or reduced rates):

·      Tuesdays, Chair Yoga, 3-4pm with Irene

·      Tuesdays, Teen Yoga, 4-5pm with Kelsey

·      Fridays 5:30-6:30p, Happy Hour yoga with Koa (2 for 1)

·      Saturdays 4-5pm Community Yoga various teachers

·      Sundays 12:30-1:45pm Yoga for Recovery with Kelsey

7:20 pm

Today's Call by Lisa Wells

Today's call: Three part breath. Paying attention to the breath is the yogi's primary tool of relaxation and centering. The breath is a bridge between the involuntary and the voluntary work of the nervous system. When we turn our attention to the breath, the involuntary nervous system calms down, our heart beat slows, and our bodies systems can work toward healing and rejuvenation of the physical body and the mind. Three part breath is a simple exercise most everyone can use. Do be careful though, if any breathing exercise increases anxiety rather than decreasing it, discontinue immediately.
Here goes: Take a few long clearing breaths. Then inhale into your belly, pause, inhale into your lower ribs, pause, inhale fully into the chest, pause. Long smooth exhale. Each filling should feel like about one third of the volume of the breath. Repeat this cycle three to nine times: inhale belly, pause, inhale lower chest, pause, inhale full lungs, pause, exhale fully. Sit quietly for a minute or more when you are through and enjoy the results.

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6:39 pm

Yoga, Shamanism and Cacao

by George Beekman

Last February Susan Grace and I stayed for a few gorgeous days at Present Moment Retreat Center, a lovely beachside yoga-centric resort in Troncones, Mexico. CJ, one of the co-owners of the resort, is a terrific yoga teacher, and her partner Coby is a wonderful musician. On our last day at the center, the CJ and Coby led a class that combined a yoga asana flow with imagery and music from Shamanic traditions. This unlikely mix turned out to be quite potent. I loved hearing stories and songs from the Shamanic world while I was moving through asanas. Familiar poses took on new meanings. My perspective shifted as the imagery changed. And the chocolate-lover in me was delighted by the cacao ceremony that accompanied the class.

So I was delighted to learn that CJ and Coby decided to take Merging with the Medicine Wheel on the road, and that they’ll be making a stop in Corvallis as they work their way north. They’ll be leading a two-hour experience at Live Well Studio at 1 PM on Saturday, March 14. The cost is $25 per person; advance reservations are available at the Live Well site. I highly recommend this very special workshop for anyone who wants to experience yoga in a whole new way.

For more information, see www.puravidya.com .