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Monarch Therapy Hosts Two Workshops T


wo workshops designed to encourage a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit will be held at Monarch Therapy, in Naples, this month. Carrie Sopko, a certi- fied transformational breath facilitator/ trainer and Reiki master/teacher, will lead a Transformational Breath workshop from 7 to 9 p.m., September 19. Kimberly Rodgers, LCSW, and Peggy Sealfon, an Amrit Yoga teacher and wellness coach, will teach a Guided by Your Internal GPS workshop from 2 to 5 p.m., September 28.


Emphasizing the importance of breathing, Sopko will


discuss how the breath affects all aspects of health and how to achieve Transformational Breath. Rodgers and Sealfon will use the incredible 2,500-mile annual migratory journey taken by the fourth generation of a specific breed of monarch butterfly to inspire attendees to find, follow and stay on their own course.


Fees: $35/Transformational Breath (bring blanket, pillow and soft mat); $40/one or $70/two for Guided by Your Internal GPS. RSVP required. Location: 4500 Executive Dr., Ste. 100. For more information or to register, call 239-325-9210 or visit MonarchTherapy.com. See ad, page 13.


Stress Reduction Program following Free Presentations


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free presentation by Madeline Ebelini, a registered yoga teacher and founder


of Integrative Mindfulness, will introduce attendees to her eight-week Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at 1 p.m., September 20, and at 5:30 p.m., September 23. Ebelini’s program will begin at 6 to 8:30 p.m., September 26, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon, September 27, continuing on subsequent Thursdays and Fridays. Teaching time-tested and scientifically confirmed meth- ods for reducing stress, the MBSR program topics include developing a personal meditation practice, gentle yoga stretches, body scan meditation, walking meditation, the neurobiology of stress and the scientifically confirmed ben- efits of mindfulness practice. Mindfulness practice can boost productivity, enhance quality of life and improve chronic conditions exacerbated by stress such as anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, recovery from cancer, insomnia, high blood pressure and multiple sclerosis.


Madeline Ebelini


Preregistration required. For more information, call 239-590- 9485, email Madeline@IntegrativeMindfulness.net or visit IntegrativeMindfulness.net. See ad, page 31.


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