This Section is a Supplement to The Weekly Sun January 25, 2012 www.TheWeeklySun.com
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Establishing Sun Valley as a Health Destination STORY & PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK
un Valley would seem a natural as a health retreat with its clean air, abundant sunshine and myriad of recreational opportunities emphasizing healthy living. Now, the non-profit Sun Valley Wellness Institute is taking the next step to become a world-class center for health and well-being and showcase Sun Valley as a destination for wellness. â€œSun Valley is a destination resort for health and wellnessâ€” even skiing is very therapeutic,â€? said Institute Board President Nick Maricich. â€œIt just makes sense to offer more innovative educational presentations yearround and promote what we already have to help Sun Valley become even more recognized.â€? The Sun Valley Wellness Institute was established in 2005 when it formed to take over the Sun Valley Wellness Festival, which had been created by the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber and Visitors Bureau in 1997. The Festival was created after a survey of Valley residents indicated that they believed such a festival would be a valuable asset to the Sun Valley area,
said Carol Waller, the Instituteâ€™s executive director. Since its inception, the Festival has brought in such speakers as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Zorba Paster, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Marianne Williamson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Lawford talking about a variety of topics from living longer to fighting addiction. â€œIf you look at the quality of speakers in the Wellness Festival, itâ€™s obvious that itâ€™s one of the best wellness festivals of its sortâ€”if you get invited, it means youâ€™ve made it,â€? said Maricich. â€œIt became obvious to us as a board that weâ€™re in a position to offer even more through our contacts and standing in the wellness community.â€? To accomplish its vision, the Wellness Institute wants to: â€˘ Develop an integrated community of wellness that includes health, fitness, spirituality, food and the environment. â€˘ Promote Sun Valleyâ€™s wellness practitioners, programs, businesses, organizations and events through an integrated marketing effort. â€˘ Organize and present top-tier educational programs, events and conferences throughout
the year that will attract both locals and out-of-town visitors. â€˘ Create a long-term strategic plan to create a world-renowned wellness retreat center similar to Big Surâ€™s Esalon or New Yorkâ€™s Omega Institute. It has already expanded its website, www.sunvalleywellnessinstitute.com, in a bid to become the â€œgo toâ€? calendar and directory for wellness-related programs, events and resources in the Valley. Local wellness practitioners, organizations and
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RIGHT: Sun Valley Wellness Institute President Nick Maricich had a 15-year career as a professional ice skater and skier. Maricich is now a supervisor with the Sun Valley Snowsports School. He has had a longtime affinity for medical intuition and other health and wellness practices, studying as far afield as Brazil. A founding member of The Sun Club in the mid-1990s, he has also taken part in the Crow Sun Dance south of Billings, Mont. On Christmas Eve, he was honored by being asked to lead the torchlight parade down Dollar Mountain. â€œIt was a big deal, a major honor,â€? said Maricich. â€œThatâ€™s been a tradition since 1937.â€?
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ebruary 2012 marks the second anniversary of 5B CrossFit, and the fun and excitement that surrounds CrossFit has created a local community of participants large enough to require expansion in two locations. September 2011 marked the opening of a beautiful new facility in Ketchum and the Hailey facility will be moving to a new, spacious location just behind FedEx in early February. 5B CrossFit is a health and fitness center and community where people of all fitness levels learn and practice the CrossFit method (www.crossfit. com). CrossFit is a unique training philosophy that combines cardio and strength movements from a variety of disciplines, all under the watchful eye of trained coaches. CrossFit is proven to deliver unparalleled health and fitness benefits. Regular attendees, whether top level skiers or lifelong couch potatoes, will see marked boosts in capacity and performance. On an international level, CrossFit is exploding! Reebok has become the title sponsor for CrossFit, ESPN is airing the CrossFit Games in which the world’s fittest are crowned on an annual basis, and there are now over 3000 licensed CrossFit affiliates worldwide. The “Sport of Fitness” has arrived, and CrossFit is gaining traction as one of the fastest-growing fitness movements in the world. Every time you work out at 5B CrossFit, a coach is present to explain and teach the technical aspects of the daily workout. The true beauty of these small-group workouts is twofold: they change daily (always challenging and never boring), and they are infinitely scalable (anyone can do them, regardless of age or fitness ability). All clients begin with a two-week elements course to learn the basic movements, and the coaches get to know the unique needs of each client before they become
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moved to Ketchum in 1983, opened a small business so I could have my winter mornings free to ski. When that business shut down, I changed jobs with the seasons. After suffering a back injury, I was so inspired by how my physical therapist helped me recover that, in 1989, I completed the 1500-hour requirement for a massage therapy certification. Before I began my practice, I contacted my popular local therapist and told her how she inspired me and would she allow me to practice on her and critique my work before I “hang my shingle.” She not only agreed, but helped me hone my craft
and, over the years, has taught me how to fix her various injuries, as well as my own, therefore adding the “art of parts” to my list of talents and skills. In other words, I can spend the whole session working just the one specific injured part of the body, if need be. My other clients enjoy the experience of a full-body, deep-tissue massage that I customize to suit their individual needs. I became a massage therapist because I wanted to be of service to others by helping them recover from injury, I was getting tired of my diverse employment endeavors, and I wanted my winter mornings free to ski, ski, ski!
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you at your level and equally motivate participants and offer alternative exercises for those who need more individual attention. Classes include yoga, Pilates, spinning, boot camp and weight circuit training. Complimentary fitness floor and machine orientation and individual fitting is included with any monthly or annual membership and can help anyone feel confident using the machines to achieve fitness
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hy Curves? Because it’s an amazingly supportive environment for all women! Come to a gym where everyone knows your name, coaches help you set and achieve your goals, and they listen! You’ll work out with confidence knowing exactly why, how and what you are doing to become as fit as you like. Offering a full-body cardio and strength workout in just 30 minutes, the Curves workout has proven to add lean muscle mass, decrease fat, increase bone density, stabilize blood sugar levels, reduce HDL levels of cholesterol and reduce stress. The Curves workout is simple—no weights to change, no guessing about how to work out, no confusion. Curves also offers Zumba in the Curves circuit— a fun cardio workout combined with the strength training of the Curves machines in a 30-minute workout. Thirty minutes never passed so quickly! Curves is affordable. Now through Valentine’s Day, enjoy a $0 signup fee and just $34/month for unlimited workouts at any Curves, personalized coaching, goal-setting and tracking, and weight management classes with a one-year commitment. Come in for a FREE fitness analysis, tour and sampling of the machines. Come see why Curves is the fastest growing fitness center for women in the world. Regardless of your age or fitness level, Curves may be the perfect strength and cardio solution for you. Because the machines operate with hydraulic resistance, you determine the “weight” you push just by the speed of your action. Curves is the perfect complement to all your activities, giving you the core strength to engage in any activity with power, confidence and enjoyment.
BCRD - Fitworks laine County Recreation District expanded its community-minded offerings with the November 2010 launch of BCRD FitWorks. A thoughtful renovation at the Community Campus in Hailey resulted in a bright, welcoming and wellrounded fitness center where people of all fitness levels can get the workouts, guidance and camaraderie they seek. The sunny and open fitness floor is well stocked with both cardio and strength machines, free-weights and body-weight exercise props, including rings and pull-up bars. Santa even brought a “functional trainer” machine this year! Using cables and attachments on adjustable rails, the functional trainer allows users to do literally hundreds of exercises with one piece of equipment. The FitWorks class lineup offers cardio, strength and stretching opportunities with top-notch instructors whose main drive is the guidance and safety of class participants. Instructors meet
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and strength. Affordable and flexible membership options with no initiation fee include the “Basic” membership for use of the fitness floor for self-guided workouts and the “Plus” for use of the fitness floor and unlimited classes. With hours and classes to accommodate busy schedules and a convenient location, FitWorks makes it easy to fit fitness into your life. Visit bcrd.org for tws more info.
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oin Expedition Inspiration for a fun and festive evening on February 11, 2012! Revel in our passion for the cure on Saturday, Feb. 11 at The Valley Club in Hailey, and help us raise money for breast cancer research. The festive event offers jubilant snowshoe participants the opportunity to stroll the gentle Valley foothills while tipping glasses of bubbly and basking in the glow of a winter sunset. Inside the majestic Valley Club, celebrants have their choice of bidding on over 100 fabulous silent auction items. The ever-buoyant auctioneer Larry Flynn will conduct the feverish live auction with his usual aplomb, selling exotic trips to lucky attendees eager to fund a cure. Jazz vocalist Susan Fowler will entertain during an evening already loaded with fun for all. Live auction items include a 2012-2013 season ski pass from Sun Valley Company, two nights for two people at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, four nights for four at Glacier National Park, a trap shooting with All-American “shooting couple” Gary and Mari McStay, and more! Individual tickets are $95 per person and are available online at the Expedition Inspiration Fund’s website, http://www.expeditioninspiration. org. You can also call the office at 208-726-6456 or mail ticket payment to P.O. Box 4289, Ketchum, ID 83340. 50/50 raffle tickets are also available online and will be sold at the event. Raffle tickets are $10 each or $100 for 12. The winner does not need to be prestws ent at the event. We hope to see you there!
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Skiing and snowboarding off groomed runs in deep powder inbounds, in the side country, or in the backcountry is exhilarating. However, if you decide to leave the groomed trails, you are voluntarily accepting the potential risk of a deep-snow immersion accident. A deep-snow or tree-well immersion accident can occur when a skier or rider falls in deep, unconsolidated snow and becomes immobilized and suffocates. Deaths resulting from these kinds of accidents, Non-Avalanche Related Snow Immersion Deaths (NARSID), occur every year. Unbelievably, 68 people have died in the past 20-plus years in North America from NARSID—three last year— and the number of snowboarders who die is climbing. Not a lot, but a major bummer if it’s you or someone you know. Tree-well and deep-snow caution signs may look familiar, and are an attempt by the NSAA and resorts to educate skiers and snowboarders about the hazards of tree wells during deep-snow
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conditions. With the recent snowfall, and now just a few days after National Ski & Safety Week, I thought it appropriate, though not the most glamorous, to discuss NARSID in this issue of Health and Wellness. You can reduce the risk of NARSID through your own actions by being prepared and aware. Always ski or ride with a partner within viewing distance. Take a minute and look at: www. deepsnowsafety.org—an excellent resource for skiers and riders—to see how you can learn how to avoid being a victim of a deep-snow/tree-well immersion accident. Ski fast... Think snow... Ski safe! Hailey Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has been in the Valley since 2004. Glen D. Shapiro, M.D., received world-class training in orthopedics and sports medicine during his fellowship. He applies that knowledge and experience with a local, hometown-physician feel, while delivering professional state-of-the-art
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and support commensurate with that lifestyle. A focus on wellness has evolved locally in recent years, emphasizing the relationship between an individual’s physical health and emotional wellbeing. Many of our customers have identified their Four Seasons spa as a “necessity” in their busy lives, providing an opportunity for a moment of stillness and reflection, thereby promoting more complete relaxation for a better night’s sleep. Such therapeutic ritual has the capacity to induce a peace and calmness at the conclusion of the day. An alternative tradition advocates sunrise application of hydrotherapy prior to venturing into the workplace. Certainly a soak in a Hot Springs spa or a Lap in the Arctic Ocean is the perfect ending to an active day on the hills and trails of our playground, as well as the perfect antidote to the stress and pressures often present in our daily lives. A spa from Four Seasons can provide
t Hailey Yoga Center, our primary focus is on yoga and your well-being. We offer a variety of regularly scheduled classes to meet a wide range of levels and interests. Some of our classes, like Yin/ Restorative and Yin and Yang, are more reflective and nurturing in nature, while our Flow to Music and Level 2&3 classes can provide an upbeat and engaging challenge. For students who fall in between, we have a number of Level 1&2 and All-Level options. Our regular classes are supplemented with specialty classes including Intro to Yoga, Yoga as Support for Cancer Patients and their families, meditation, Pranayama (yoga of breath), workshops with guest instructors, Yoga teacher training, and more. We are thrilled to be continuing our seventh year of operation in a beautiful new location at 113 E. Bullion St., Unit C, in the alley between Yellow Brick Road and Wood River Land Trust. Our new space is sunny, warm and intimate. Even though
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we have downsized physically, we have expanded our teaching staff and schedule. Everyone on our teaching staff is passionate about yoga, its countless benefits to body, mind and spirit, and the art of teaching it. For details on our current class schedule and upcoming events, go to www. haileyyoga.com. Our space
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and teachers are available for individual and group private sessions. Cathie Caccia, owner and teacher, also offers Shiatsu massage at very affordable rates. Hailey Yoga Center is open seven days a week to meet your yoga and wellness needs. We hope to see you soon!! tws
DESTINATION, from page 1 businesses who join SVWI as Wellness Partners can be featured on the Website, in monthly wellness wire e-news, on social media and in media and marketing outreach efforts. The Wellness Institute also has begun organizing events outside the Wellness Festival. Extreme ski champion Kristen Ulmer, who approaches skiing from a Buddhist mindset, will conduct a “Ski to Live: A Unique Mindset Ski and Snowboard Clinic” March 8 through 10 in conjunction with the Sun Valley Snowsports School. In April, master herbalist David Crow will teach a workshop titled the Pharmacy of Flowers and Contemplate Aromatherapy. “We want to partner with others, such as the St. Luke’s Foundation and Zenergy, so that we’re bringing in nationally known speakers every month, every weekend,” said Maricich. “We’re hoping to hold a yoga festival. We’d like to offer accredited classes, too.” Health and fitness has long been a part of Sun Valley’s history dating back to those who came for therapeutic dips in local hot springs to the naval hospital that occupied Sun Valley Lodge during World War II, Maricich noted. Now, it’s time for the community to establish its niche in what is the largest growing segment of the travel industry, he added. “Some might call Sun Valley a sacred place because of its mountain lifestyle and living in nature,” he said. “Our meditation is a mountain bike ride or taking a couple runs on Baldy. Our campus is better than any you’ll find in New York.” tws
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arrison Insurance has been a Hailey business since 1988. Originally started as a life and health agency, property and casualty licenses were added in 2005. They are now an independent agency with the SIAA and offer multiple carriers for every line of insurance. As agents, they pride themselves on finding the right company and policy for each individual’s needs, and, truly have all kinds of insurance for all kinds of people. Every request for quote goes to multiple carriers for your comparison. Kathleen originally moved to the Valley in the ‘70s after graduating from the University of Southern California and started Harrison Insurance in 1988. Shannon is from Iowa and is a graduate of Des Moines Community College. She has a background in customer service with Allied Insurance. Both are fully licensed agents and can help with any of your insurance questions. The primary goal of Harrison Insurance is to offer excellent service to their clients. Kathleen stated, “ We are here to serve and to educate our clients about their insurance policies and what type of coverage they need.” Call them today to determine how “ fit” your insurance is. tws
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he first 10-week session of Mindful Movement for Kids is under way, led by Debra Drake at her new MOVE studio in Ketchum. Participating mommies and children are having a wonderful time together. But the program is about much more than just fun. Its goal is to foster children’s balanced brain development—preparing them for the great adventures of school and life. The program incorporates the Nurturing Pathways curriculum developed over a decade by Christine Roberts in Seattle. Roberts drew on insights from neuroscientists, child development specialists, and attachment theory psychologists. Her guiding principle is that movement and sensory experiPHOTO: Amy Tay
ence stimulate the growth of neural pathways in the brain. The more varied the movements and experiences, the more complex and balanced the neural circuitry becomes. A second principle emphasizes the importance of healthy bonding between parent and child. Secure attachment gives a child confidence to experiment with unfamiliar movements and explore an ever-enlarging world of sensory experience—which in turn fosters neural growth. The program is designed for children from age three months to six years—the critical years during which children’s brains develop and their personalities take shape. There are age-appropriate classes for babies, waddlers, and toddlers. Child and parent develop intimacy, trust and self-confidence while playing together. This makes the program especially valuable for new mothers who may not yet be entirely confident in their roles. There’s more about the program at www. mindfulmovement4kids. com. Or ask Debra for information at 7210444. tws
Sun Valley Wellness Institute board members are Nick Maricich, Cheryl Welch Thomas, Michael Cortese, Pam Jonas, Cathie Caccia, Marcia Duff, Dolora Deal, John Sofro, Chrissy Gove and Pirie Grossman.
Best-selling author and renowned brain scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor will deliver the keynote presentation at the 2012 Sun Valley Wellness Festival held May 25 through 28 over Memorial Day Weekend in Sun Valley. Her presentation will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Sun Valley Inn. Taylor, a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist, experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke (AVM), she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for Dr. Taylor to successfully rebuild her brain— from the inside out. In response to the swelling and trauma of the stroke, which placed pressure on her dominant left hemisphere, the functions of her right hemisphere blossomed. She is the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir about her recovery from her stroke and the insights she gained into the workings of her brain, entitled My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. She was one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008. She has been interviewed by Oprah and Dr. Oz on The Oprah Winfrey Show and her story is being made into a feature film directed by Ron Howard. For tickets and information, go to www.sunvalleywellness. org tws
Looking For Something to Do this Week? See our calendar in the center of our Main Section.
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shley Judd, actress, activist and humanitarian, is well known for starring in both box office hits and independent films about very personal stories. On Feb. 20 and 21, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Wood River Valley (NAMI–WRV) will be hosting Ms. Judd for an intimate evening at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Sun Valley, where she will share her stories of advocacy with our community. A luncheon will be held the following day at the home of the Flynt family to raise funding and awareness for NAMI–WRV programs. The stories Judd will share are not about being a Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress. As a board member for Population Services Internation-
al (PSI) and as Global Ambassador for YouthAIDS, Judd speaks on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Judd says, “The more we hear their stories, the more motivated we are to heal them and the social systems that victimized them in the first place. I believe with all my soul that the art of compassionate witnessing is at the core of global change and peace building.” Judd has traveled the world to do international public health work, experiencing firsthand the connection between poverty, illness and gender inequality, and how that sets up the pain and degradation that is sex and labor slavery. She has spoken about these issues at the General Assembly at the UN. Judd says, “I don’t do it because I’m an actor. I do it
because I’m a human being.” She will be starring in the new series,” Missing”, which premieres March 15 on ABC. Call NAMI–WRV at 720-9145 for further details. tws
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208-720-3238 â€˘ 20 E. Bullion St., Ste. A, Hailey
ealth is a choice and does not just happen by chance, as many people believe. Our goal at Quantum Healing Arts is to find problems before they make you sick and before they cost you an arm and a leg. Dr. Maria Maricich of Quantum Healing Arts is a functional-medicine and holistic doctor as well as a chiropractor. Functional medicine looks at the underlying metabolic imbalances that lead to disease. For example, in the case of weight gain, the problem usually arises from one of the following: hidden food sensitivity, hormone imbalance, brain dysfunction, stress or systemic inflammation. These imbalances then lead to food cravings, depression and fatigue, further escalating the problem. Such imbalances must be addressed before you can
achieve lasting weight loss. The chiropractic offered by Dr. Maria is wellness chiropractic. That means you use it to achieve greater wellness, not just for back pain. Everyone develops subluxations! Subluxations are areas of spinal tension or misalignment. They are caused byÂ stressâ€”physical, mental or emotional. Subluxations diminish nerve flow from the brain to the body. DiminishedÂ nerve flow means less than optimal function and can lead to many health problemsÂ includingÂ pain or disease.Â Subluxations also diminish life force in the body.Â Dr. Maria uses a soft-touch method of chiropractic, or gentle instrument, to clear subluxationsâ€” never any aggressive crackingtype manipulations. Research shows that people who receive regular soft-touch/ stress-reducing chiropractic care
score higher in every level of health when studied epidemiologically.
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ure Body Pilates, Movement and Massage Studio LLC is a fully-equipped studio offering both private Pilates sessions as well as awesome group classes six days a week. We strive to meet our clientsâ€™ needs by providing a diverse schedule taught by excellent instructors at reasonable prices. Not your average Pilates studio, Pure Body Pilates currently offers belly dancing, a â€œgreat ass class,â€? yoga fusion, and sun salutes, along with multiple massage techniques. Newly added to the schedule is community acupuncture Thursdays from 3-6 p.m.! Pure Body Pilates is owned and operated by Alysha Oclassen, who spent her formative years in the Wood River Valley. It was here that she first discovered Pilates and Yoga. The profound physical changes she experienced with these systems made her an instant devotee. In 2006 she purchased Pure Body Pilates where she currently teaches Pilates and yoga and practices massage.Â Other fabulous instructors and therapists include Denise de Lisser Cordovano, Nesbit Hatch, Salomeâ€™ Taylor, Michele Minailo, Lauren Svoma, Yvonne Conely and Jan Peppler. Everyone at Pure Body Pilates believes you deserve the best! Find balance, flexibility, relaxation, strength and fabulous fitness all within the walls of Pure Body Pilates. You can find us in the Alturas Plaza just across the parking lot from Atkinsonsâ€™ in Hailey. Visit us online at PilatesInHailey.com You can even like us on Facebook! tws
Our Lady of the Snows, Ketchum Monday February 20 7:00 PM
KETCHUMâ€™S UNIQUE FREELANCE FITNESS & DANCE STUDIO â€œA bright sunny space with a Baldy view and the best dance floor in townâ€?
Available by the hour at affordable rates INSTRUCTORS: â€˘ Offer the classes you want to teach â€˘ Try out new ideas with little financial risk â€˘ Book the times that work best for you â€˘ Set your own rates â€˘ Great for personal trainers STUDENTS: â€˘ No membership required â€˘ Pay your instructor directly â€˘ Floating floor kind to your body â€˘ Check MOVE website for class offerings â€˘ Expect a beautiful experience Book for group practice and rehearsals, for your own private practice, for kidsâ€™ birthday parties, adult and teenage dance parties or meetings and conferences.
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Jeffrey R. Roth Dental Studio 208-788-7766 • 408 S. Main St., Hailey • www.HaileyDentalStudio.com
new year, a new you, a new mouth? Why is it that so many people put their dental needs on the back burner? Is it time, lack of knowledge, money, or all of the above? At Dr. Roth’s Dental Studio in Hailey, we are here to get you and your family back on track. If you are diligent about your regular dental appointments— congrats! However, if you cannot remember the last time you or your family have seen a dentist or dental hygienist, you may want to schedule your appointment today, and here are some reasons why. Did you know that newborns and toddlers should never go to bed with formula or milk in their bottles? Both contain sugar which sticks to the babies’ primary teeth and gums and most likely will cause tooth decay.
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mouth. Taking ownership of your health and educating yourself and your family is up to you. Dr. Roth and his warm, friendly team are here to help guide you with integrity and character every step of the way. Schedule your dental needs today! Keep smiling in 2012! Visit Dr. Jeffrey Roth and team! tws
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Dr. Roth and his team welcome children. The team at our office will make sure that your child’s first dental experience is positive, fun and without fear. Did you also know that our mouths are full of bacteria; most of it is harmless. However, harmful bacteria can easily and quickly grow out of control. This can lead to oral infections, tooth decay and gum disease. Your mouth can provide many clues about your overall health. At Dr. Roth’s Dental Studio, we provide a detailed examination using a system we call a DFP-Dental Fitness Program. This program detects, measures and records the level of plaque as well as other measures of the health of the mouth. This allows you to see how effective your home care efforts have been at preventing plaque build up—the cause of all infection in your
208-727-8733 • www.StLukesOnline.org
t. Luke’s Center for Community Health supports St. Luke’s mission to “improve the health of people in our region.” The Center provides a variety of health services including health promotion, education, and community health events and screenings. The staff works to find appropriate resources to support the physical and mental health specific to any individual, family, or community group. Services include: • Information and referral
services • Emergency referrals and support • Health promotion and education • Support groups • YAK! (Youth Adult Konnections!) • Birth and parenting education • Servicios en Español • Community health screening events St. Luke’s Center for Community Health is your resource
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Dr. Jody Stanislaw, N.D. 208-309-3239 • www.DrJodyND.com
re you not where you’d like to be with your health? Dr. Jody Stanislaw can help. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Stanislaw respects the importance of giving you the time you need to explain your health concern, and truly be understood. Her patients enjoy less stress, more energy, a stronger immune system, elimination of allergies, improved digestion, better sleep, weight loss, and more. Whether you have a specific condition, or just want to feel better, Dr. Stanislaw will spend 90 minutes with you during your initial appointment to fully address your concern(s) and to develop a thorough plan for improving your health. Your individualized treatment plan will include natural therapies, such as nutritional medicine, herbs, stress relief techniques, counseling, and/or supplements. Furthermore, if you would like to improve your nutrition, lose weight, or adopt any other healthy lifestyle habit, her 12-week LiveWell program will give you the tools you need to achieve success. The reason why Dr. Stanislaw is an expert in healthy living is because it became prescribed to her as a way of life at the age of seven, when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It was this experience that lead her to pursue a career of helping others and she now enjoys helping others feel the wonderful effects of healthy living. Whether you have a diagnosed condition or you just want to improve your overall health, send an e-mail to DrJody@DrJodyND.com to schedule your free 10-minute consultation. You’ll be glad you did! tws
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Stanley-Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce 208-774-3411 • www.StanleyCC.org
etchum-Sun Valley—a concentrated city full of health enthusiasts and fitness gurus looking for their next hill to climb, mountain to ski, or terrain to ride. If I’m speaking to you, listen up! Look no further than the Sawtooth Mountain country for your next adventure to fill your outdoor recreation appetite. Assuming you’re already fit from the fall season, it’s time to get your winter fix in Stanley and the surrounding areas! Take your skis, snowshoes, and packs for a weekend of exercise and activities that will leave you wanting to soak in the hot springs. From perfectly groomed trails for classic cross-country and skate skiing, to snowshoeing and downhill skiing in the untouched, white-powder backcountry, the Sawtooth Mountain country has it all. Or, if you have an engine revving, adventuresome need for speed, then try out the endless first-class snowmobiling trails from Smiley Creek to Lowman to get the heart rate flowing. For those who just want a weekend away in the beautiful world of winter, your exercise couldn’t be more picturesque. Taking a leisurely ski trip into the wilderness of Alturas Lake, walking amongst the Sawtooth Mountains, having a picnic along Redfish Lake, taking pictures of the White Cloud Mountains or sitting in the Stanley hot springs—you’ll find it all within the Sawtooth Mountain country. What about summer, you ask? Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, trail running, rafting, climbing, walking through history, camping, listening to live music, or horseback riding—summer in the Sawtooth Mountains epitomizes what it means to have endless recreational opportunities beginning when the sun rises until the sun sets; and even then the night is young for those creative individuals that strap on the headlamp and head into the wilderness – unlimited health wellness and fitness for your mind and body. Want to learn more about how the Sawtooth Mountains can help you stay healthy and fit? Visit our website at www.stanleycc.org for all of the details. tws
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Studio MOVE 208-721-0444 • Ketchum
tudio MOVE was born of necessity. In searching for a place to offer her Mindful Movement for Kids program, Debra Drake realized there was a need in Ketchum for a high-quality space where freelance fitness instructors could offer original programs that didn’t fit the current agenda of the established clubs. Debra needed a studio with a full-mirrored wall, a professionalquality floating floor, a great sound system, and a bright, appealing atmosphere. When she found an available 1,000-square-foot space in the Northwood Center—right in the heart of Ketchum’s north-end health club zone— she grabbed it and set out to create the most beautiful studio in the Valley. At MOVE, the program is created by the instructors and their clients, not the management. Supply and demand will determine the direction of programming. Hourly rates start low enough that instructors risk little if a new offering fails. If it succeeds, they will keep a larger share of the revenue they generate. No lease is required. The goal of MOVE is to encourage innovation, joy and success. MOVE also welcomes yoga, meditation, dance groups, personal trainers, solo practice sessions, children’s birthday parties, rehearsals, adult dance parties, meetings, etc. The Zumba crowd has already discovered MOVE. The floor holds up to 30 people, but still feels just right for two. The MOVE website shows what’s happening there now, and how to arrange a booking: www.studiomoveketchum.com. Debra Drake also answers questions at 721-0444. tws
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Sun Valley Wellness Institute 208-726-2777 • www.SunValleyWellness.org
he non-profit Sun Valley Wellness Institute is dedicated to wellness of the mind, body, spirit and environment. Our mission is to inspire positive change. The SVWI promotes that mission by presenting and promoting wellness events and programs throughout the year, including the annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival in May. The SVWI website, www. sunvalleywellnessinstitute.com, offers a comprehensive online wellness resource directory with profiles of area wellness practitioners, businesses and organizations and a detailed calendar of events, and our marketing efforts help promote Sun Valley as a destination for wellness to thousands of wellness-seekers around the country. Our vision is to develop the
Sun Valley Wellness Institute into a world-renowned center for health and well-being, which offers exceptional, innovative
programs and events throughout the year, and firmly establishes Sun Valley as a premier wellness destination. tws
208-788-2012 • Mark Cook • Hailey • email@example.com
ealth and wellness doesn’t need to be expensive, but where the expense really comes in is when you don’t take care of yourself and a medical intervention becomes necessary. Hospital stays are not cheap. Prevention and maintenance is. A pain pill four times a day for a sore back is not prevention and maintenance. No, that’s a time bomb waiting for your most inopportune time to create a need for a costly medical intervention. Symbiotic Systems Reflexology offers you a better option, a healing option. Today it’s more important than ever to get the most bang for your buck
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and reflexology offers you the most economical therapy available for three main reasons: First, results are fast, with many finding relief in the first few sessions. Second, since reflexology stimulates your whole body to come into balance with itself, you don’t need to spend hundreds of additional dollars on pills, herbs or supplements to manipulate your body chemistry, removing the possibility of harmful side effects. Third, according to clinical trials, foot reflexology causes a positive effect on 63 different conditions—at the same
time and for the same price! What could be more natural than a therapy that doesn’t seek to do anything more than restore balance to your body through stimulating the circulation of blood and nerve impulses throughout your body. Try it. Visit www. reflex4usa.com to see what medical centers say reflexology can help, then try the three-session introductory special. Maybe you’ll be helped, too. Please call 788-2012 for an appointment with Mark Cook, a Valley local for 22 years. tws
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208-720-0095 • 580 Washington Ave. N, Ketchum
ranquility Teahouse is the brainchild of Pam Colesworthy, as her love for teas and healthy food has been a passion for decades. Having successfully owned and managed several businesses in the Valley, Pam has turned her attention to the healthy lifestyle the community embraces. Her reason for opening: “I have seen teahouses grow and prosper in all different cities throughout the U.S. and feel this is a perfect opportunity to bring this idea to our Valley.” Join us on Facebook at tranquility teahouse or at tranquili-
tyteahouse.com Tranquility Teahouse is the only dedicated teahouse in the Wood River Valley offering a cozy and warm atmosphere to exhale and relax. With 30 different varieties of teas from Portland-based Toa of Tea®, small plates of food, sandwiches and soups, along with glutenfree sweet treats, it is truly a one-of-a-kind location. In addition, there are unique products such as tea canisters, teaware, crystals, essential oils and bath salts for sale. tws
Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them. - Lee Haney
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Wood River Mattress 208-788-4438 • 101 E. Bullion St., #1C • Hailey
ood River Mattress is a full-service mattress store where people can come and select from a full range of different kinds of mattresses, including: memory foam/gel mattresses, natural latex foam mattresses, and traditional coilspring mattresses. Wood River Mattress has mattresses at all price levels and budgets. Owner Scott Shane has been in the furniture/mattress business for almost 15 years and has a strong knowledge of mattress and sleep technologies and will properly fit the customer for the right mattress. Customer satisfaction is Wood River Mattress’s number one priority. We are the only full-service mattress store in the Wood River Valley and offer a wide selection tws of beds at city prices!
Valley Apothecary Do You Love to Cook?
208-726-2679 • Ketchum
athy Swink and Paula Shaffer opened Valley Apothecary pharmacy in June, 2011. Cathy enjoys skiing, golfing and activities with her children, Will and Jesse, while Paula enjoys fishing, hiking, softball and golf. Cathy and Paula have practiced pharmacy in various environments throughout the past decade. With experience in hospital, retail, didactic, recruiting and corporate, the two were drawn to the customer-focused setting that community pharmacy provides. As career-driven and independently motivated women, a partnership and ownership venture was a natural
progression. Valley Apothecary offers a locally-owned prescription venue with the familiarity and friendliness of a traditional community pharmacy. Valley Apothecary pharmacists are specially trained and members of the Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America. This association affords additional expertise and consulting resources to provide male/female hormone replacement, veterinary and other patient-specific formulations. In addition, Valley Apothecary accepts most insurance plans (including Medicare and Tricare), and can readily fill all “regular” prescriptions as well. tws
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We address the main causes of weight gain So you keep the weight off
hormone imbalance blood sugar problems • stress food sensitivity
SUN VALLEY WELLNESS INSTITUTE: Inspiring Positive Change Now offering online wellness resource directory, calendar of events, new programs and workshops year round.
www.sunvalleywellnessinstitute.com UPCOMING SUN VALLEY WELLNESS INSTITUTE WORKSHOPS & EVENTS FEBRUARY A Night of Happiness, film & fundraiser in partnership with lululemon athletica
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Sun Valley, Idaho Memorial Day Weekend
Over 50 presentations on Mind, Body and Spiritual Wellness
Schedule a metabolic assessment to discover the most effective weight loss program for you.
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MARCH Ski To Live mindset ski clinic led by Kristen Ulmer, in partnership with Zenergy Mandala Painting Workshop APRIL Contemplative Aromatherapy & Pharmacy of Flowers with master herbalist David Crow
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Restorative Yoga with Katherine Pleasants PHOTO & STORY BY KAREN BOSSICK
very weekend, Katherine Pleasants watches skiers drag their aching quads into her yoga studio. As the shades drop, darkening the room, they assume an inverted pose, walking their legs up the wall as they lie on their backs, a blanket underneath the arch in their backs. Within minutes, they zone out. A snore comes from one; a look of bliss on another—so content she fails to hear Pleasants move on to the next pose. Seventy-five minutes later, with a few more deep relaxation poses under their belt, they’re ready to pound the slopes again. “Restorative yoga is often called the ‘dessert of yoga’—who doesn’t like to relax!” said Pleasants. “By the end, your muscles feel light as a feather, like JellO.” It’s the deep relaxation that distinguishes restorative yoga from more active forms of yoga designed to build muscle and cardio strength. The deep relaxation is designed to reduce blood pressure and muscle tension and relieve the effects of chronic stress, sleep disorders and a busy mind. Pleasants took her first class in restorative yoga in 2004 and fell in love with it. “I was the typical Sun Valley person, running triathlons, hiking and skiing all the time—I didn’t have that balance to take an hour and 15 minutes of downtime. I learned how to relax in a backbend pose and was sold,” she said. Pleasants has since become a certified instructor. She has studied with physical therapist Judith Lasater, known as the restorative yoga guru. And she
“By the end, your muscles feel light as a feather, like Jell-O.” –Katherine Pleasants
will take additional courses this coming month. “Restorative yoga is perfect for the Sun Valley lifestyle where we go go go and don’t give ourselves permission to relax,” Pleasants said. “ ‘Yoga Magazine’ even had an article about how Lance Armstrong does it because he knows the value of downtime as an elite athlete.” A variety of people attend Pleasants’ class, including mother-daughter combos, mother-son combos, world-class athletes and people who want to immunize themselves against stress. As they enter, they help themselves to a variety of props designed to make the poses comfortable so they can relax. Among them: long hard pillows called bolsters; blocks, blankets, sandbags, straps to wrap around their knees to hold them in place, and the all-important silk eye pillows that quiet their tendency to want to check the time, look outside or check out the person next to them. Pleasants leads them through four poses, including the inverted pose, allowing up to 15 minutes for each. The backbend, which involves arching the back over props, is one of the best poses there is for
Katherine Pleasants poses among some of Gallery DeNovo’s art in the Susan Desko/Tim Seamons Lake Creek home.
pregnant women, she says. It also helps those with colds and allergies breathe easier since it opens up the chest. Twists, which involve lying on the side, are good for the spine and digestive problems. And the forward bend is very nurturing. “The hardest part is quieting the mind so you’re not thinking about what’s for dinner or wondering whether you let the dog out,” Pleasants said. “That’s one reason why you have to have an environment like the gyms can provide. If you’re home, the phone is ringing or your husband wants dinner… There’s just too much going on to truly relax.” tws
try it for yourself:
Katherine Pleasants offers restorative yoga at 5 p.m. Fridays and Sundays at Zenergy. She offers it at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at the YMCA.
Glen D. Shapiro, MD FAAOS Hailey Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Winter Sports Specialist Fellowship trained - Board Certified (877) 754-6330 • (877) SKI-MD30
Zenergy Health Club and Spa 208-725-0595 • Ketchum
energy Health Club and Spa is now “10 years strong” and is the Wood River Valley’s premier choice for health and wellness. Zenergy’s reputation for delivering a truly first-class health club experience has gained national attention over the past few years and CNBC.com listed it as the fourth “most luxurious fitness club across America.” With its indoor and outdoor saline pools and Jacuzzi, almost 100 weekly group fitness and yoga classes, and an award-winning spa, Zenergy provides its members and guests with an exceptional experience. Nonmembers can enjoy everything Zenergy has to offer with a complimentary day pass that is included with all one-hour spa treatments. Zenergy recently remodeled its lobby boutique, featuring the latest in fitness, yoga, and casual attire. The Zenergy Boutique is
open to the public and includes a complimentary day pass with all purchases over $150. Going well beyond the typical health club and spa, Zenergy also offers a diverse array of presentations and interactive wellness discussions. The club features numerous events, lectures, and workshops throughout the year in addition to live poolside music in the summer, nutrition talks, and their own Wine Lovers Experience. In the community, Zenergy and its nearly 100 employees are closely involved with a number of non-profits, from the Share Your Heart Ball to the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and the Wounded Warriors – just to name a few. If you would like to learn more about the Zenergy experience or take a tour of the club, please contact Beryl or Kerry at 208.725.0595. tws
briefs Pints for Parkinson’s Fundraiser at the Sawtooth Brewery this Friday Michael Jackson is the best beer critic. Ever. And Michael Jackson had Parkinson’s. Join us at Sawtooth Brewery on January 27 at 6pm for a fundraiser for Pint’s for Parkinson’s and to help our Bartender, John Richards, complete his nationally recognized documentary about Michael Jackson and the impact he has had on the craft beer industry. Along with Sawtooth Brewery, Alaskan Brewing Co. and Full Sail Brewing Co. are sponsoring the event. A $20 donation at the door gives you free beer until the designated beer
is gone. The donation will also give you an entry into the raffle for an Alaskan Brewing Co. snowboard, a DVD of Beer Hunter when it is released, and an invitation to the Idaho premier. We will show footage of interviews with Michael Jackson throughout the evening, and the filmmaker will be on hand to discuss the movie. The snowboard will be raffled off the following evening, Saturday, January 28 at 9pm, at Sawtooth Brewery’s Pray for Snow Party. INFO: please visit www.sawtoothbrewery.com or contact Kevin Jones, Business Manager, at (208) 450-9324.
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