Night Out features yoga
To complement the theme of ‘Women and Relaxation’ at the Thursday, April 14th, Ladies Night Out, Deanna English, RN, Yoga Therapist, will lead a short class in chair yoga.
“Research demonstrates that yoga and massage have therapeutic benefits whether you are dealing with chronic pain or illness or trying to prevent them,” said English. “Both provide excellent ways of managing stress which can take a toll on a human body. The chair yoga I will be teaching can be done by anyone, any age or any stage of flexibility.”
Sue Lattin, NCMT, trained massage therapist who provides 15, 30 and 60 minute massages on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Grangeville Medical Clinic, by appointment, will also be providing free chair massages to interested women at this Thursday’s Ladies Night Out. $10 discount coupons for an hour massage in Grangeville will also be given to anyone attending the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Boise Affiliate event.
Health providers from St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will provide wellness exams that evening by appointment only. There are still some appointments available. To schedule one call the Cottonwood Medical Clinic, 962-3267. Women aged 18-49 who are residents of Idaho County, have not had a female exam or mammogram within the past year and are uninsured or underinsured qualify for a free wellness exam and mammogram through the grant. If a woman is privately insured her exam will be billed. All financial arrangements are kept strictly confidential.
All women are welcome to the event and all women can receive an exam, if interested. Staff will also be available to schedule a mammogram during Women’s Health Day on the third Wednesday of the month in Grangeville or the fourth Wednesday of the month in Cottonwood.
Free goody bags with a focus on items for relaxation, door prizes and healthy refreshments will also be available for all participants. Women who had their exams last year through the Komen grant are eligible again this year if their insurance or place of residence have not changed.
Yoga classes planned
“A lot of people think that yoga means being flexible enough to put your feet behind your head and touching your nose to your toes, but that is a misperception. Yoga is about working with your body and doing only what is comfortable for you. It’s not really about forcing your body to do something that’s not comfortable,” said Sue Lattin, Registered Yoga Teacher. “It is true that yoga can increase your flexibility, improve your posture and help relax your mind and body regardless of your gender, age or physical condition.”
Lattin will be teaching a series of five Yoga classes on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning April 20 and ending May 18. Classes will be held in the Cottonwood Community Center. They are open to the public and interested participants do not have to attend all sessions. If there is sufficient interest the classes will resume in the fall. No registration is necessary.
Lattin completed a 280 hour program in Yoga Motion Teacher Training. She has over 60 hours experience in teaching yoga. Her training in massage included courses in anatomy, physiology, ethics, trigger points, joint mobility, orthopedic assessments, remedial exercise, nutrition and kinesiology. She currently teaches yoga in Grangeville.
The first session on April 20th is free. $28 will be charged for the remaining 4 classes or $10 per class drop in fee. Checks or cash will be accepted before each session. For information about the series of classes call the Cottonwood Medical Clinic, 962-3267. For questions about yoga leave a message for Sue Lattin, Grangeville Medical Clinic, 983-6027.
Participants should wear stretchy clothes and bring a belt, yoga mat or beach towel or borrow one from the instructor. Everyone should arrive a bit early to get settled and make any payments so the class may begin at 5:30 p.m.
This series of five classes is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.