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October 2010

2010 update

 Movement and change has been the theme of 2010.  The community yoga class has been relocated to the Salem Park and Recreation Department.

Yoga sessions have taken place for the employees of Beverly Hospital and the Residents of The Jefferson  at Salem Station and our local community.

Our yoga students actively supported the Pawsitively fashion show held at the Hawthorne Hotel. The event was held to support PALS animal life savers, MASS PAWS and the friends of Marbleheadís abandoned animals.

  We had a great time dancing to the music of Michael Jackson and celebrated the Holiday season at Capones.

The 2010 season ended with Restorative yoga.

2011 will bring new creative energy to explore yoga ,movement and the arts. 

The year will kick off with a New Yearís resolution class that will support an investment to optimize wellness. 

Thank you all for the opportunity to serve

Deborah Kako

September 2009

What a great year

Erich Schiffmann and Deborah Kako
Yoga students in support of homeless animals at a night to howl event

Yoga and prevention services continue to gain more attention. According to "Time" magazine of June 2009 studies have already documented positive impact preventative measures can have on health. What is less established is the financial cost that prevention saves a company. Yoga has continued to be conducted throughout the local community in private, public and medical settings. Art and music therapy aid in the development of mental health and wellness as coping skills. Our community of Yoga students have supported homeless pets to benefit local animal shelters. Moving into the corporate world to assist with stress reduction and wellness trainings, we are moving ahead.

As most of you are probably aware of new yoga studios are springing up everywhere, more hospital settings are offering programs for employees; it's the pioneer work of leaders like swami Kripalu form India who broke his vow of silence and came to America to bring the healing gifts of yoga service to America decades ago.

The major forms of integrative therapies that have been demonstrated to have healing effects are yoga, massage, meditation, acupuncture, art therapy, music therapy as well as poetry and writing. Some new types of alternative psychotherapies are now on the horizon, such as, past life regressive therapy, psychodrama and a come back of bioenergetics. A new generation of technologically sophisticated individuals are emerging they have increased body awareness with an expansive mind that includes a global community that breaks down boundaries. Anything is possible! It is a time of opportunity and a time to be able to make multi-demensional connections.

Let are mission be to make the world a better place for all humanity and inhabitants. Let it begin with these thoughts.

Deborah Ann Kako

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May 2009

To supporters of Alternative and Integrative Therapies

The year 2008 was truly a gift being able to serve the North Shore community as a Kripalu Yoga teacher and psychotherapist. Classes and workshops have taken place at Salem Willows park, the Salem Park & Recreation department, as well as, the Jefferson at Salem Station. Kripalu sponsored a grant for Yoga Outdoors (an 8 week session) in the summer of 2008 at Bay Ridge hospital.

Erich Schiffmann and Deborah Kako
Erich Schiffman and Deb

It has been an honor to work as an Expressive Art therapist in the Leland Unit at Beverly hospital. The opportunity to do work as a group psychotherapist brings to mind an awareness of the importance of good mental health.

The year 2009 will continue to offer yoga programs at the Jefferson at Salem Station, Salem Parks & Recreation department and the Salem Senior citizens center. Health and Education Services continue to support work in the field of Expressive Art Therapy at Bay Ridge and the Leland Unit at Beverly hospital.

I look forward to the new growth that surrounds us and I will be participating in the free event sponsored by the Salem Parks & Recreation department May 16, 2009 on the Salem Common - Yoga will start at 9:15am. "Living Your Best Life" workshop with yoga will take place May 6, 2009 at the 5 Broad street location at 5:00-7:30pm and the Baby Boomers are invited to ignite their bodies this fall in "Attitude Adjustment Hour" with stretching and "Rock n' Roll Yoga". Yoga and Beyond will continue at the Jefferson at Salem Station.

A new feature will be added to support our yoga community - private customized yoga for: arthritis, back pain, heart health, high blood pressure, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, and stress management will occur in private yoga sessions. It is with much gratitude and thanks that I celebrate our yoga community. The plans are to continue making new community connections and sustaining good mental, physical and spiritual health.

Peace and thank you
Deborah Ann Kako

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