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Hold the Light: Stories and Songs in Hope for Motherhood

Saturday, Nov. 10 | 7:00-9:00 PM | Free You are invited to an evening of brave stories, told through melodic acoustic music and poetry and meant to hold a light in the dark places that are sometimes woven through the …
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Pelvic Floor Muscles: The Five S’s

The pelvic floor muscles are some of the smallest in our body.  But together they create a very important diaphragm that provides a ton of support for our core. Here are the 5 S’s:  Sexual Function During intercourse, the pelvic floor …
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Core Concepts–Posture: The Key to a Strong Core

Thursday, Nov. 8 | 6:00-7:00 PM We had a great turnout for our first workshop in this series all about how the respiratory diaphragm works to “ignite” the core muscles! Now, find out how integral your core is to your …
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Fractured Mind

Several years ago, I had lingering pain in my left ankle and went to a podiatrist to find out the reason. The doctor took an x-ray and discovered bone fragments were causing the pain from several previous ankle injuries.  He …
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Creative in the Community

NIU Campus Meets Community Block Party | Tues., Sept. 11 | 11:00-2:00 PM Creative Therapeutics will join the festivities at this new event on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commons at NIU held to introduce our local Chamber of Commerce …
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Body Rolling Workshop: Upper Body | Thursday, June 14 | 6:00-7:15 PM

Wow! We had a great turnout of brave souls for the lower body-focused portion of our Body Rolling Workshop last month. We hope to continue the pain fun next month as we turn our attention to the upper body–back, shoulders, …
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Amy Prais Goes for RYT 500

Yoga instructor Amy Prais has begun working to complete her next level of yoga training. Amy is currently registered as an RYT 200. An RYT 500 means she will complete an additional 300 hours of teacher training and have been …
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Direct Access Bill Passes House

Great news! The Direct Access bill passed the House of the Illinois General Assembly unanimously!  This is a promising development. HB 4643 as amended will now move to the Senate without opposition. Next week: we will be asking for you to contact …
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Why Body after Baby?©

We treat many women who present a variety of conditions from pre- and postpartum to several years after giving birth. Safely gaining and building core strength is a common part of their treatment. Even if they don’t suffer from incontinence, …
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Awareness through Movement: The Feldenkrais Method

Thursday, July 14 | 6:00-7:30 PM  I have been teaching my patients what I know about the Feldenkrais Method for many years. Feldenkrais teaches you how to observe the movement and the tensions in your own body and become intimately aware of–and connected …
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