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October 5, 2018 - 6:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in Blue Pearl Yoga, wellness, Ayurveda, health, batavia, news.

Press release:

"Holistic Wellness through Ayurveda: Intro to Yoga's Sister Science" will be taught by K. Sonam Targee of Ancient Universal Medicine from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Blue Pearl Yoga in Downtown Batavia.

Cost is $60.

Have you heard about Ayurveda but don't quite know where to start?

Are you interested in learning more about the body’s natural rhythms and how you can use the five elements to bring balance to the body mind, and spirit?

Did you know that simple dietary and lifestyle adjustments can have a dramatic impact on your physical, mental and emotional well-being?

Not sure how to detect an imbalace in the body?

If you answered yes or maybe to any of the questions above, then this course is for you.

In this introductory class, we will focus on making the information immediately useful and easy to understand with practical applications.

Ayurvedic theory is explained, including the three Doshas, the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether), and the viewpoint of Ayurveda in anatomy, subtle anatomy and physiology.

Diagnosis and treatment strategies will be discussed including herbal medicines and dietetics. The information is for anyone who has an interest in self-healing and wellness, or would like to simply understand the basics of this ancient Indian modality.

Lastly, this class will discuss Prana and how this energy moves in the body and mind. Acknowledging that there is an inner vitality circulating throughout the body is a profound gift from Asian medicine to the world. Learning how to consciously work with it is a tremendous advantage for living a healthy life.

Imagine having great mental clarity, emotional stability, and peace of mind and heart.

Includes yogasanas and pranayama where applicable.

Blue Pearl Yoga is located in the Masonic Temple building atop Charles Mens Shop at Main and Center streets.

bp-yoga.com

About K. Sonam Targee

K. Sonam Targee is a professional complementary medicine practitioner with more than three decades of experience counseling thousands of people in the art of gaining the knowledge necessary to improve their health. Sonam endeavors to help the individual do what works for them, given the wide array of therapeutic modalities in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine.

June 23, 2018 - 6:53am
posted by Billie Owens in ILGR, batavia, news, wellness, nutrition, Announcements.

Press release:

In July, the premier consumer-run disability service organization serving Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR), is resuming The Wellness Hour,” a series of five FREE classes to help the whole community to live healthier.

Taking place from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday in July in the front lobby of the ILGR office, 113 Main St. (at Center Street), Suite 5, Batavia, the series of Informational talks is designed to expand participants’ awareness of tools that can promote wellness.

• July 3: Katrina Mogavero and Judy Hysek from Eden Café
Learn about the health benefits of a Vegan lifestyle while sampling some tasty treats.

• July 10: Schwab Farm Market and Nice Farms 
Will come and share the benefits of eating local fresh produce, fruits and pasture raised pork and beef.

• July 17: Vicki Wood from Young Living Essential Oils 
Learn about how cooking with Young Living essential oils can contribute to good health and will also bring her favorite recipe.

• July 24: TBA 

• July 31: Katrina Mogavero and Judy Hysek from Eden Café 
Learn about what a Vegan diet is and how it can promote a healthy life. 

ILGR stresses that the information shared is not intended to replace a doctor’s instructions. You should always consult with your physician or health care provider before beginning any new treatment.

While reservations are not required, so that we can plan, we would appreciate participants calling Michelle Whitmore to RSVP at 815-8501, ext. 409.

March 26, 2018 - 1:26pm

Press release:

In April, the premier consumer-run disability service organization serving Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR), is resuming The Wellness Hour” -- a series of four FREE classes to help the whole community to live healthier.

Taking place from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday in April in the front lobby of the ILGR office, 113 Main St. at Center Street, Suite 5, Batavia; the series of Informational talks is designed to expand participants’ awareness of tools that can promote wellness.

  • April 3rd—Jill Smith, Healthy Living in Batavia: 
    On screenings for cancer, such as breast and prostate cancers
  • April 10th—Nicole Cummings, personal trainer:
    Be as fit as you can be
  • April 17th—Laura Koepp, naturopathic doctor: 
    Using noninvasive procedures and natural remedies to promote self-healing; she is the author of "Broken: a Mother's Story," about her family's struggles after her daughter survives an auto accident
  • April 24th—Chris Saraceni, M&T Bank:
    All about reverse mortgages 

ILGR stresses that the information shared is not intended to replace a doctor’s instructions. You should always consult with your physician or health care provider before beginning any new treatment.

While reservations are not required, so that we can plan, we would appreciate participants calling Bridget Mosman to RSVP at 585-815-8501, ext. 400.

All WNY Independent Living, Inc. services are accessible to persons with disabilities, including sign language interpreters and materials in alternative formats. To request a specific reasonable accommodation, please contact (716) 836-0822, ext. 126.

January 16, 2018 - 1:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, alexander, health, wellness.

The Alexander United Teachers Union will be hosting a Community Health and Wellness Fair, open to the public, on Thursday, Jan. 25.

It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Alexander Central School’s High School Cafeteria, located at 3314 Buffalo St. in Alexander.

There will be sensory tables, gross motor challenges, food samples, face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, giveaways and more. All ages are welcomed and there is no admission fee.  

This is the third biannual Health and Wellness Fair hosted by the Teacher’s Union.

There will be representatives from:

  • Balanced Fitness
  • Body Sense
  • GCASA
  • RRH UMMC
  • Pampered Chef
  • Cross roads
  • Independent Living
  • Rainbow Preschool
  • YWCA
  • GLOW
  • Young Living
  • Paige’s Bounce Houses
  • Sheriff’s Department
  • Genesee County Health Department
  • Mental Health
  • Fidelis Care
  • Gateway Home
  • Alexander Volunteer Fire Department
  • Batavia Cross Training
  • Pure Haven Essentials
  • NYS Troopers
  • Genesee County Parks and Forest
  • Sweet-n-Fit
  • Wegmans
  • Tops
  • Uncle Bud
  • The Spa at Artemis
  • Pembroke Family Medicine
  • UNITS
  • PTA
  • Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts
  • Alexander teachers

Meghan Ripstein, AUT vice president

January 16, 2018 - 1:42pm
posted by Billie Owens in health, wellness, alexander, Announcements.

On Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m. the Alexander United Teachers Union will be hosting a Community Health and Wellness Fair, open to the public, at the Alexander Central School’s High School Cafeteria.

It is located at 3314 Buffalo St. in Alexander.

There will be sensory tables, gross motor challenges, food samples, face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, giveaways and more. All ages are welcomed and there is no admission fee.  

This is the third biannual Health and Wellness Fair hosted by the Teacher’s Union.

There will be representatives from:

  • Balanced Fitness
  • Body Sense
  • GCASA
  • RRH UMMC
  • Pampered Chef
  • Cross roads
  • Independent Living
  • Rainbow Preschool
  • YWCA
  • GLOW
  • Young Living
  • Paige’s Bounce Houses
  • Sheriff’s Department
  • Genesee County Health Department
  • Mental Health
  • Fidelis Care
  • Gateway Home
  • Alexander Volunteer Fire Department
  • Batavia Cross Training
  • Pure Haven Essentials
  • NYS Troopers
  • Genesee County Parks and Forest
  • Sweet-n-Fit
  • Wegmans
  • Tops
  • Uncle Bud
  • The Spa at Artemis
  • Pembroke Family Medicine
  • UNITS
  • PTA
  • Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts
  • Alexander teachers

Meghan Ripstein, AUT vice president

585.770.4863

September 15, 2017 - 2:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in health, wellness, suicide prevention, YWCA, batavia, news, Announcements.

Press release:

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Genesee County presents:

Passion for a purpose! "How to Fill Your Personal Bucket" with guest speaker Sherry Crumity, YWCA Domestic Violence Support Services coordinator.

Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the YWCA of Genesee County, located at 301 North St., Batavia.

Join us as we learn tips on how to identify what drains your bucket, and the tools necessary to fill it up again.

Sherry Crumity is a Masters Level Clinical Mental Health counselor with 10 years experience working in therapeutic settings and 12 years experience working in not-for-profit and public school settings.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30, program begins at 6.

There is limited seating, please register by Sept. 22 by calling the Care and Crisis Helpline at (585) 344-4400 or email [email protected]

Ladies Night is provided free of charge through the support of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Genesee County, the YWCA of Genesee County and Zonta Club of Batavia-Genesee County.

February 17, 2014 - 11:16am
posted by Patricia Hawley in Announcements, community, family, kids, yoga, wellness, kids activities.

FREE COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS OFFERED AT BLUE PEARL YOGA IN BATAVIA

 

BATAVIA…Blue Pearl Yoga will offer free yoga classes to the community on Friday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. These classes are suitable for all ages and skill levels. A DJ will provide music for this fun event. Light refreshments will be served following the class.

 

Karen Reisdorf, owner of Blue Pearl Yoga and recent recipient of the 2013 City of Batavia Business of the Year award announced that she will teach a yoga class as a way to say thank you to the community for the support they’ve shown during her 14 years in business. “Independent business owners owe everything to their customers, especially when you live outside an urban center,” Reisdorf said. “This is a way for me to give back and show my appreciation to all of the people who’ve supported me and helped me grow Blue Pearl Yoga.” 

 

A class for adults will be held on the 3rd floor of her yoga studio located at the old Masonic Temple on Main Street in Batavia. A special class for families will be held on the fourth floor; both classes begin at 6 p.m. “We’re committed not only to the health of our families but the health of our community,” said Reisdorf. While this is the first time that a free yoga class has been offered community-wide, Blue Pearl Yoga can often be found at local community agencies like the Mental Health Association and the YWCA teaching yoga to their clients.”  

 

A class for families will be held simultaneously on the 4th floor of the studio. Maryanne Skye will teach a class designed for fun and suitable for adults and children of all ages. Participants can expect light stretching and simple yoga poses that create a delightful flow of energy to an upbeat soundtrack.

 

No special equipment is required but participants should wear light, comfortable clothing. Yoga mats will be provided by the studio or you can bring your own.  Blue Pearl Yoga is located at 200 East Main Street in Batavia. For more information please call Karen Reisdorf at 585.230.5430 or email [email protected]

 
October 29, 2012 - 9:46am
posted by Jen Reardon in food, health, wellness, nutrition.
Company Name: 
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County
Job Type: 
Part-Time

20 hour per week Nutrition Educator position available. High school diploma required. $11.09 per hour. Complete training provided. Strong interest needed in healthy eating, wellness, health and food. Good health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and personal time; state retirement. For a complete job description and to apply, go to: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10163/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=18237.

October 29, 2012 - 9:42am
posted by Jen Reardon in food, health, wellness, nutrition.
Company Name: 
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County
Job Type: 
Full-Time

Full time nutrition educator position. High school diploma required. Must have strong interest in nutrition, health, wellness and food. $11.09 per hour. Complete training provided. Good health and dental benefits; vacation, personal and sick time; state retirement. For full job description and to apply for the position, please go to: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10163/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=18237

November 8, 2010 - 8:28pm
posted by Laurie Taillie in health, yoga, wellness.

Blue Pearl Yoga, 200 East Main St., Batavia, NY (above Charles Men's Shop) will hold an Open House on Saturday, November, 13 from 1-5 PM.  If you are interested in learning more about yoga, trying yoga, tai chi, pilates, experiencing Reiki healing or meditation, this is an event to attend.

Instructors will offer free mini classes throughout the afternoon.  There will be refreshments and door prizes.  Come for one or more mini classes, talk with the instructors and discover the benefits of yoga, tai chi, reiki and pilates.

Visit the web site www.bp-yoga.com for details.

Event Date and Time: 
November 8, 2010 - 8:17pm
posted by Laurie Taillie in health, yoga, wellness.
Event Date and Time: 
November 13, 2010 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

On Saturday, November 13, Blue Pearl Yoga will hold an Open House from 1-5 pm at 200 East Main St.  All are welcome to attend.  There will be choice of free mini classes in yoga, tai chi and pilates.  Light refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon and door prizes will be given during each of the mini classes.  There will be Reiki healing available as well as readings and meditation. 

If you have ever wanted to try yoga, pilates or tai chi, this is an opportunity to talk with instructors and experience first hand the benefits of these disciplines. 

September 29, 2009 - 7:36pm
posted by Laurie Taillie in wellness, relaxation, healiing, meditation.
Event Date and Time: 
September 29, 2009 - 7:35pm

Reiki is a powerful hands on healing technique that brings the body into a deep state of relaxation and balance.  Reiki can be used to relieve pain, to speed healing and to promote emotional and physical well-being.

Reiki Level One Class:  Saturday, October 10, 2009 11 am-5 pm OR    Saturday, November 7, 2009 11 am- 5pm       

September 28, 2008 - 7:47pm
posted by Karen Reisdorf in Announcements, yoga, wellness.

 

 

 

Blue Pearl Yoga, the yoga studio on the third floor at 200 East Main Street, Batavia is a place where one can find a way to connect  with one’s inner Self, to find dexterity, grace and poise in practicing the asanas, leading to harmony in body, mind and spirit.
Karen Reisdorf is the founder and certified teacher at Blue Pearl Yoga.  Karen makes the yoga practice accessible for everyone.  One does not need special equipment, or extreme strength or stamina to practice yoga.  One only needs a desire to feel better, to increase one’s energy, to improve balance and flexibility, and to gain a more positive outlook on life.


Karen will offer a Bookmaking  class starting on Thursday, October 2.  This will be an exploration of both the craft of bookmaking for journals and photo  albums  as well as artists’ books.  Students will learn four bindings and will complete at least one book.  Some supplies will be included and a list of remaining supplies will be given at the first class.


Classes are offered for Beginners as well as level 1 and 2 classes for those who are familiar with yoga.  Karen also offers Restorative yoga for deep relaxation and rejuvenation , Meditation classes for centering and relaxation, and Private Yoga Classes .  Joni Yaskulski, a certified Tai Chi instructor and Reiki Master/Teacher, offers Tai  Chi  classes and free monthly Reiki shares.  Rich Hayden is both a Blue Pearl student and  instructor, offering Beginner classes.
The next session of classes begins September 30 and runs through November 11; however, students are welcome to join at any point during the session and pro rated fees are available. A 10% discount is offered to all new students when registering this week for more information go to: www.bp-yoga.com
 

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