Hello !! A new year...a time of possibility...that's what this photo makes me think of. While doing cartwheels may not be high on the list, no doubt


Depositphotos-photo by tomwang

Hello !!

A new year...a time of possibility...that's what this photo makes me think of. While doing cartwheels may not be high on the list, no doubt there are some things you'd like to experience/do/see/feel this year. Living more mindfully is on my list. That way, I'm more likely to be awake to the possibilities.

What's your new year's hope? Best wishes for health and happiness as you pursue it!


Gratitude -- Key to Living (and Aging) Well

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 12.26.33 PM

Click image for 5 min meditation "A Good Day"

We've all heard that being grateful improves physical and psychological health, helps reduce stress, improves sleep and overall well-being. Read more Sounds like aging well to me! And not so difficult to achieve either.

Gratitude is always present during this time of year: reflecting on the year's blessings, hearing from friends, spending time with loved ones, witnessing the shift from darkness to increasing light, welcoming a new year. You may have seen this short meditative video from Benedictine Brother David Steindl-Rast. I've seen it a few times and it never fails to remind me of the many blessings of being alive. Take five minutes and and have a good day -- and a good year!

Class Schedules - Moving Mindfully

What's the right class for you? Please contact me--details below

Onback hold legs ATM

Knees, Hips and Low Back

• Move with less pain, stiffness and effort
• Turn and bend with flexibility and coordination
• Explore strategies to help in more demanding situations: stairs, standing up from sitting in a chair or on the floor

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

Change your Age -- Awareness Through Movement®

• Engage your brain to update movement habits
• Improve posture, coordination and balance
• “Move younger” with less pain, stiffness and effort
Smaller class allows individual attention

Yoga Center of Corvallis -- Tuesdays Jan 6 - Feb 3

Noon-12:45 pm -- No class Feb 10


Mindful Movement with Parkinson's

A specialty class for People with Parkinson’s and their caregivers focused on movement issues important to health and safety. Participants will learn specific movement strategies to make daily activities easier and more enjoyable.

New students--first class session free!

• Move with more flexibility and coordination
• Increase balance, strength and stamina
• Improve transitions from sitting to standing and getting to and from the floor
• Walk with more confidence
• Improve communication with vocal and facial exercises

BONUS: Weekly notes for at-home practice

Fitness Over Fifty -- 6735 SW Country Club Drive Corvallis

Wednesdays Jan 7 - 28 -- 11:30 am-12:30 pm

For More Information

Contact me: margbartosek@gmail.com or 541-286-4678

or check out: My Website

Want to share this newsletter with a friend?

Click the "forward" button below.