Hello !! As the holiday season begins, I'm grateful for opportunities to share experiences with many students in classes this year. Indeed, these con

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Hello !!

As the holiday season begins, I'm grateful for opportunities to share experiences with many students in classes this year. Indeed, these connections are one of the ways we take care of ourselves.

May you enjoy time with family and friends during this special time of year. And may you also find peaceful moments of contentment and joy amid the busyness of the season.


Friendships = Longer, Happier, Healthier Life

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“A faithful friend is a strong defense” wrote Louisa May Alcott, probably referring mainly to the emotional support of friendship. Eating right, exercising, and sleeping enough -- we know these foundational elements of healthy aging. Being connected to others is also important. And not just for the neighborly assistance and listening ears that friends provide.
Research studies confirm benefits of increased longevity, improved health (better immune
response, faster recovery from illness), reduced cognitive decline, and lower levels of anxiety and depression.
Though we need confidantes with whom to share very personal feelings and information, informal interaction also increases happiness and connection. Researchers found that people who chatted with fellow commuters, and in another study, the barrista at Starbucks, experienced greater well-being and sense of belonging than those who kept to themselves. Sure, it takes energy to reach out, but doing so can affect our whole day’s experience.

I think that’s why I enjoy teaching so much—the students and their stories and experiences. And I’m thrilled when I see students connecting and sharing with each other. It helps us all.

For an infographic summarizing benefits of social connection, click here and scroll down.

DE-STRESS from the HOLI-DAZE - Tues Dec 16


SPECIAL WORKSHOP - Yoga Center of Corvallis

No matter what you’re juggling, December is busy. In addition to restructuring our brain to address stress, we can use self-help movements to relieve physical tension and discomfort. Learn hands-on techniques in this workshop!
No previous experience necessary! Come try it.

Come to one or both:
Tuesday, Dec 16
11:00 – 11:50 am (Segment 1) -- Neck, shoulders and jaw
12:00 – 12:45 pm (Segment 2) -- Upper and lower back

$8 for one segment if paid by Dec 12; $10 drop-in if space
$14 for both segments paid by Dec 12; $18 drop-in if space

Click here for Registration Details

Short Lesson: Ankle Stability for Better Balance

Improved Ankle Stability-A Thoe

Click image to try movement practice

We've been doing lessons related to feet this month at the Senior Center.

Here's a short lesson for increasing ankle stability from Feldenkrais® Practitioner, Annie Thole.

Class Schedules - January Preview

Onback hold legs ATM

Knees, Hips and Low Back

Chintimini Senior Center -- Tuesdays Jan 6 - Feb 3 10:30 - 11:30 am

Change your Age -- Awareness Through Movement®

Yoga Center of Corvallis -- Tuesdays Jan 6 - Feb 3 -- 12 noon-12:45 pm

Mindful Movement with Parkinson's

Fitness Over Fifty -- Wednesdays Jan 7 - 28 -- 11:30 am-12:30 pm

For More Information

Contact Marg: margbartosek@gmail.com -- 541-286-4678

or check out: www.margbartosek.com

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