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Yoga &Spa magazine

Publisher’s Letter

Calm During the Storm

Volume 5, Issue 2 Stacy Hunsicker Publisher stacy@yogaspamag.com Emma Frey Executive Assistant Jr. Editor Judy Dante Graphic Design judydante@aim.com Advertising 314-781-8822 Contributing Writers Katie McElveen Emma Frey Tessa Greenspan Rebecca Weiderkehr, LCSW Diane Rosen Nancy Lipari Rhonda Uhlenbrock On the Cover Dimvaloo Active Living fashion in Ladue http://dimvaloo.com 8813 Ladue Road St. Louis, MO 63124 314-824-8224 facebook.com/Dimvaloo Yoga & Spa Magazine, LLC does not endorse any information contained in articles or advertisements and suggests consulting a health-care professional before beginning any therapy or medical treatment.

Yoga & Spa Magazine, LLC 6590 Scanlan Avenue, Suite C St. Louis, MO 63139 Office 314-781-8822 Ext. 104 Fax 314-781-8848 www.YogaSpaMag.com Copyright 2014

Spring has finally arrived and with it come the tornados and thunderstorms so typical of this time of year. For me, though, these harbingers of Spring are also a great reminder of the importance of staying calm during life’s many storms. We live in an intense, busy, exciting world. Change is constant. Our relationships evolve.Our children grow and mature. Loved ones die. Our careers expand or sometimes come to an end. As a catalyst for change, yoga teaches us to be calm during the storms of change. Everything seems to come up when we begin a yoga practice. Everything we have been suppressing - for years. This is a good thing. Although it can be scary at times, the payoff—remaining a calm, joyful human being even through life’s greatest upheavals--is worth it. A lot of people—me included—begin yoga as a way to change our bodies. But we soon discovers yoga’s greatest secret: as your practice expands, so does your ability to accept, and deal with, change. Or, as one of my yoga teachers says, ‘We come for our vanity and we stay for our sanity’. One yoga class a week helps me regain my calm. Three yoga classes a week prevents me from getting pulled into the drama of any storms that may be brewing. Treating myself to a massage or a facial once a month also brings me back to center. Often, I am amazed and realized how stressed I have been when I get a massage or get back to yoga after skipping a week. This body and emotional awareness is a gift of my yoga practice, signaling me that I need to once again, take better care of myself. We can always begin again. We can always start over. Each day is a new beginning. Spring is a beautiful reminder of new beginnings and new opportunities. Watch it all around find calm during the storms. Spring press preview party at the Market at the Cheshire. Sherry Farmer of KLOU, 103.3 and Y&S Publisher Stacy Hunsicker

Namaste,


Contents Cover Story

26 Dimvaloo Active Living: Where Quality Activewear

Spring 2014

is a Way of Life

Bridal Feature

Spa & Beauty

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Girls Night Out at Lococo House

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Weddings at Costa Baja Resort & Spa

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Hermann Wedding Trail

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Girls Gone Zen

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Aquarius Wellness

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Tessa's Tips

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Celebrate the Bride: Paint and Sip

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Pamper the Bride Resources

20 Salon Antebellum is the Perfect Place for Your

Pre-Wedding Pampering

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23 The Green Tree Inn: The Perfect Spot for a

Girl’s Weekend

24 A Treasured Wedding Connection

Yoga

29 Yoga to the Rescue

Living Fit

33 How Important is Compassion? 35 St. Louis’ Ultimate Indoor Cycling Studio 36 Sunless Tanning: A Quick, Safe Alternative

Senior Living

38 What is Advance Care Planning? 40 Unplug & Recharge at White House Jesuit Retreat 41

Green Living

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Services for People with Dementia

42 Sustainable Design: Good for You and

Your Environment

44 Earth Day in Forest Park

Y&S Interview

50 Q&A with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

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How long has it been since you have been to an old-fashioned pajama party? At Lococo House, your wish is our command, as you and your BFF’s come for a getaway to our bed and breakfast. Gather for a night or a weekend in our unpressured space for rest, conversation, laughter, shopping, and eating! Whatever your interests, we can design a perfect visit for you. When women gather, there are priceless benefits from taking a break from the endless pace of our lives. Time with girlfriends has a calming effect that helps us cope with stress and live longer. These special relationships shape who we are and who we are yet to be. Girlfriends are family that we choose, and we need to nurture these relationships by spending quality time with one another. Lococo House offers a chance to reconnect and refresh these important bonds. You may just want to be in our cozy home enjoying food and conversation. You can plan a whole weekend of scrapbooking or just reading a good book. But, if you want to get out and about, the Lococo Shuttle is ready to show you the town. “The most popular trip we set up is to ten local resale shops,” says proprietor, Rhona Lococo. “We pile all the girls in the van and shop ‘til they drop. There is no time limit on any of the stores, so when the group finds a good one, they can linger there. The girls love to find a bargain. The van comes back full of packages and full of laughter.” “When guests leave here, they often say they are going back to reality after being in another world. Being able to provide that…..that’s a good thing.” Lococo House Bed & Breakfast 1309 N. Fifth St. • Guest House 1307 North Fifth St. Saint Charles, Missouri 63301 (636) 946-0619 www.lococohouse.com

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Weddings

at CostaBaja Resort & Spa Imagine exchanging vows where a scenic desert mountain range descends into a sparkling, white-sand beach and brilliant blue sea, the ceremony witnessed by loved ones and the occasional dolphin, manta ray or whale rising from the water as it passes by.

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CostaBaja Resort & Spa, just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles in peaceful La Paz, Mexico, provides distinctive, five-star accommodations and serenely beautiful and unique backdrops for the start of your wedded lives together. Set on the magnificent Sea of Cortez, known as the “Aquarium of the World” for its rich biodiversity, CostaBaja overlooks the resort’s magnificent beach, picturesque marina and world-class golf course with the Sierra de la Laguna mountains rising in the background. In addition to its gorgeous beach, CostaBaja offers onsite wedding venues that include a majestic pool complete with a grand staircase for the bride's entrance, a waterfront Beach Bar with spectacular views of the renowned La Paz sunsets, two terraces showcasing the unique landscapes, and reception space that can accommodate up to 230 people. Couples have even married beneath the resort’s surrounding, crystal clear waters--literally diving into married life together! CostaBaja manager Eduardo Herrera said the resort’s dedicated staff offers endless wedding options to suit every taste and capture the magical environment. “Each time we start working with a couple, endless ideas come to mind. Once they visualize their perfect day, we accompany them through the whole process from beginning to end,” Herrera said, adding that CostaBaja hosts no more than one wedding a day to maintain the calm, serene environment. The resort is known for its outstanding cuisine crafted under the guidance of one of Mexico’s top chefs, Alejandro Villagomez, who utilizes local ingredients that include seafood caught fresh daily. CostaBaja also offers a range of luxurious accommodations for the couple and their guests that include private furnished balconies from which to savor the awe-inspiring scenery, along with spacious and exquisitely decorated villas.

La Paz was named one of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine’s “Best Honeymoon Destinations of 2014”. Espiritu Spa at CostaBaja is the perfect place for the couple and their guests to relax before and after the event. Its talented stylists pamper the bride and her attendants, making sure they look their best on the special day, while the guests can choose from more than 60 health and beauty therapies that nurture skin, body and well-being. Costa Baja also offers an array of other recreation options for the wedding party, including exclusive access and preferred rates at Mexico's only Gary Player-designed golf course and outstanding activities and excursions that include whale watching, sport fishing, sea kayaking, diving and swimming with wild sea lions.

La Paz was named one of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine’s “Best Honeymoon Destinations of 2014,” with CostaBaja singled out for its romantic ambiance. For more information about weddings at CostaBaja, visit http:// costabajaresort.com/weddings.php or call (855) 316-7705. Yoga & Spa Magazine • Spring 2014

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Nestled among the gentle hills of Hermann, MO, lies a multitude of venues

that include wineries, vineyards, restaurants and B&Bs that are perfect locations for the quintessential rehearsal dinner, honeymoon or fairytale wedding. The Hermann Wedding Trail, an all-day event, gives couples and their families a chance to tour these venues and meet with vendors, caterers, photographers, musicians and coordinators in order to make the wedding planning a breeze. Be sure not to miss the upcoming wedding trails on Sunday, April 27, 2014, Sunday,September 7th, 2014 and Saturday, January 10th, 2015. Our publisher and Hermann native, Stacy Hunsicker, suggests these favorites:

Up Up and Away Bed & Breakfast Our bed and breakfast is located one mile outside Hermann, Mo, atop one of the highest points in Gasconade County. We offer luxurious lodging for visitors and we are just a short drive from acclaimed wineries, charming antique shops, art studios, breweries, and wonderful festivals in our quaint little town. Up Up and Away is a favorite Bachelorette Party location as well as the perfect location for romantic couples' retreats, wedding parties, friend or family gatherings, or a girl's night out. Our venue is the ideal mix of luxury and privacy, perfect for gatherings of all types. www.upupandawaylodging.com 314-604-3726

The Cottage Restaurant and Studio Nestled on a bluff one mile from the quaint town of Hermann, The Cottage Restaurant and Studio offers a retreat ‘away from it all.’ Sit inside surrounded by works of local artists or relax outside surrounded by the beauty of nature. The beautiful bluffs offer a spectacular backdrop for wedding venues, rehearsal dinners or receptions. Mary, the owner, loves to make sure your event is tailored to your specifications, whether it’s the menu, decorations or a specific wine, beer or couples cocktail. 1185 Hwy H, Hermann, MO • 573-486-4300 Open Monday, Thursday-Saturday, 11-2; 5-8 and Sunday 8:30 - 2. www.cottagerestauranthermann.com

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Hermann Wedding Trail Hermann Hill Wedding Chapel Situated high on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River, Hermann Hill Wedding Chapel was built to give bridal couples great wine country photography and affordable elegance. Hermann Hill wedding coordinators are known for facilitating stress free weddings that wedding guests find refreshingly organized and unique. Join our ten wedding coordinators at the April 27th Hermann Wedding Trail. While there choose your colors from our array of chair bows, sample bride’s favorite menu items, and meet with one of our coordinators to plan everything for your wedding day and contemplate a massage on your honeymoon cottage deck. 573-486-4455 • www.hermannmoweddings.com.

The Stone Giraffe Bed and Breakfast The Stone Giraffe, is a unique bed and breakfast, "an uncommon guesthouse,” built high on a hilltop overlooking Hermann, Missouri. It is a stunning architectural showplace that uniquely blends the past and present. Outside, original “giraffe stone” craftsmanship reflects the pragmatism and ingenuity of the Missouri Ozarks heritage. Inside, the remarkable restoration and elegant Shaker aesthetic create a contemporary yet cozy upscale retreat featuring five bedrooms with private baths. We invite you to experience the distinctive Stone Giraffe--1840’s history with a unique, modern twist. Call for a reservation or to inquire about a boutique wedding experience 573.486.5100 or visit www.thestonegiraffe.com.

Serenity Place at Massage for Your Health Serenity Place is pleasantly tucked away inside Massage for Your Health, a spa offering therapeutic massage and spa services in a peaceful, professional environment. Serenity Place and Massage for Your Health offers a truly unique and memorable getaway experience for friends and couples. From romantic getaway package including couples massage in the same room to an all day spa day for girls getaway. Packages can be customized for your groups needs-Birthday, Bridal, Bachelorette or just Girlfriends Getaway for a day or weekend. 1011 Market Street, Hermann, Missouri 65041 • Toll free: 877.543.0199 • 573.486.0199 www.massageforyourhealth.com • email us @serenityplaceguestroomsandspa@yahoo.com

Alpenhorn Gasthaus Alpenhorn Gasthaus offers a beautiful wine country setting for weddings, anniversaries, vow renewals, birthdays, proposals or for a last-minute romantic get-a-way or dinner! Enjoy the colorful & historic backdrop as the perfect venue for small, intimate & stress-free celebrations with loved ones, friends & family! The Kitchen at Alpenhorn offers gourmet catering for any event. The Bed & Breakfast guest rooms, cozy cottages & rooms with old world charm are available for guests to relax & recharge. All rooms & grounds at Alpenhorn overlook the beautiful countryside & vineyard! Call to reserve, we are accepting reservations for 2 to 30 persons. Hermann Missouri 65041 • Phone: (573) 486-8228 www.alpenhorngasthaus.com Email: stay@alpenhorngasthaus.com • Follow us on FN, TA, Yelp, Pinterest Yoga & Spa Magazine • Spring 2014

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Girls Gone Zen Head to these five stress-busting locales for a bachelorette weekend that will leave you refreshed, energized… and ready for your big day.

By Katie McElveen

Anguilla, West Indies Cap Juluca Fresh from a recent makeover, Cap Juluca is as luxurious as it is calming. Spread over a perfect crescent of powdery sand and crystal blue water, the resort pairs traditional Caribbean pursuits—croquet, afternoon tea, rum punch, tennis, lunch on a shady patio and afternoon naps on a hammock—with pitchperfect service (think beach butlers with cooling tropical sorbet) and wellness activities like massages on the beach, sunset yoga, pilates and beach fitness classes. Easy-to-explore Anguilla is filled with casual beach bars serving specialties like conch salad and grilled lobster, miles of stunning, sun-drenched strands and a lively music scene. Capjuluca.com

Branson, MO Chateau on the Lake Soothing and sporty, this lakeside resort is close enough to Branson to take advantage of the town’s 50 theaters and other attractions—try the cooking classes at Silver Dollar City--but far enough away to offer uninterrupted views of Table Rock Lake and miles of quiet shoreline for kayaking or canoeing. Explore the hill-strewn landscape on foot, or head to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, where, in addition to hiking, you can hit the trails on horseback or a mountain bike. Peaceful activities abound, from fly fishing to yoga classes in the resort’s movement studio and a signature massage in the spa, which includes gentle stretching. Chateauonthelake.com

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Chicago, IL The Four Seasons This buzzing urban center is filled with great neighborhoods, fabulous shopping (Hello, Magnificent Mile!) fascinating architecture and a stunning lakefront locale. And plan to eat well, without stress: top restaurants like Urban Belly and The Publican have group-friendly communal tables that your group can reserve in advance. Get your spa fix at the Four Seasons, which offers several treatments exclusively at the Chicago property. A favorite is the renewing Aroma Mixology body treatment, which combines a foot massage with a relaxing essential-oil spinal massage and can be performed on several friends at once. Or treat yourselves to Champagne: the paraffin wrap begins with an exfoliating soak in bubbly, and ends with a glass of Champagne. Fourseasons.com

Nashville, TN Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Relache Spa They don’t call it Music City for nothing: Nashville is home to the Bluebird Café (which launched the careers of, among others, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks); Music Row’s bars and honky tonks, the Country Music Hall of Fame and, right next to the hotel, The Grand Ole Opry. You and your girls can even cut your own record in Ryman Auditorium’s recording studio or learn to line dance at the resort. When it’s time to shop, splurge on designer duds in the trendy shops of the 12 South or Hillsboro Village neighborhoods or hunt for bargains at the super-convenient Opry Mills Mall. Afterwards, slow the tempo with an exclusive lavender-infused Botanical Body Ritual at the Relache Spa. Marriott.com

Mt. Ida, AR Mountain Harbor Resort Tucked into the Ozarks, Mountain Harbor Resort is both a luxury retreat and a respected wellness center. Beyond spa treatments to detoxify and rejuvenate the body and face, the resort’s Turtle Cove Spa also offers holistic therapies such as crystal energy work--the local quartz crystals are considered among the best in the world-- sound therapy and Chakra balancing. An outdoor yoga pavilion and woodland workout circuit bring nature into your workout routine; the resort is also adjacent to Ouachita National Forest, which is crisscrossed with more than 700 miles of trails. Although hotel rooms are available, the resort also rents cottages, so you and your ‘maids can stay in one place. Mountainharborresort.com

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The Weingarten Winery in Belleville, IL

The area's premier Relaxation Destination When planning a wedding, the venue is most likely than not top priority on the bride’s to-do list. Trying to decide on a location is not only stressful but also time consuming. For the big day, confidently opt for The Weingarten winery in Belleville, IL, which offers everything you could want for tying the knot. The quintessential property provides not only beautiful countryside, but also event space for your fairytale day. The winery, which used to be simple farmland owned by a prominent German family in the early 1800’s, has been transformed to an elegant yet rustic go-to spot for weddings and events of all kinds. Less than 20 miles from downtown St Louis, you don't have to travel far to enjoy the picturesque setting of this rustic farmstead. Follow the walking trail to discover a gorgeous, secluded ceremony site. To compliment the rustic setting and natural landscape, The Weingarten offers horse-drawn carriage rides for the bride's grand entrance. It also features a Garden Tent with high ceilings and café style lighting that can accommodate Receptions up to 160 guests The Party Barn is perfect for bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. With views of the the rolling hills, The Weingarten’s grain silo and walking trail, it is just about the most perfect place for your reception as well. It has sides that can be put up for better temperature control or privacy to make your evening just the way you want it, and a patio allows for your guests to have access to the grounds during the event. If you are still feeling overwhelmed by the whole planning process, leave it all to Shannon Gastreich, co-owner of The Weingarten. As a Certified Event Specialist, Shannon will take the reigns and make sure your special day happens the way you dream, without a hitch.

For information, call 618-257-WINE (9463) or www.theweingarten.com. For help with the wedding planning itself, contact Shannon at weingartenevents@gmail.com. The Weingarten is located at 1780 Illinois 15, Belleville, IL 62221.


Spa & Beauty

Aquarius Wellness Aquarius Wellness is a sanctuary for the senses and it most certainly lives up to that title. by Stacy Hunsicker Their mission statement entirely sums up what they are all about—they strive to be a space of healing and wholeness for clients and wellness professionals alike; a refuge that nourishes body, mind and spirit, in service to a happier, healthier, more peaceful planet... one person at a time. I visited their locally-owned boutique wellness spa for the first time a couple weeks ago and I was completely yet pleasantly surprised at how kindly I was greeted when I entered the facility and how uniquely my experience was tailored to meet my specific needs. The entire environment of Aquarius Wellness was cozy, yet warm and inviting, with an aroma that totally relaxed me. It reminded me of the Grand Velas in Mexico, where the entire experience is dedicated to your well being and rejuvenation. Aquarius Wellness has created a sanctuary within the

hustle and bustle of St. Louis, a place to decompress and a place for renewal. My esthetician, Alix, was attentive, incredibly professional and obviously well-trained. From the moment I arrived to the moment I left, I was the focus. I had opted for the Brightening Facial treatment, which lasted 75 minutes. This included a pore extraction treatment that left my skin looking radiant. Aquarius Wellness also offers treatments like the Balinese Massage. This is a nontraditional massage; an ancient healing tradition from the island of Bali, where deep, relaxing, long and flowing strokes along the entire length of your body allow a true escape that nourishes your mind, body and spirit. Acupressure, muscle manipulation

and warm stones are also incorporated throughout the experience and aromatic essential oils generate a true healing process. If you’re looking for something to tone and revitalize your skin, the Anti-Gravity Lift is the perfect solution. This remarkable age defying treatment uses micro-current technology to tighten, tone and lift the skin. This non-invasive treatment re-educates tired facial muscles to produce a firmer, more contoured and youthful appearance. I simply can’t say enough good things about my experience at Aquarius Wellness. Their professionalism, honesty and integrity really have turned me into a loyal customer. They get it and they know how to do it right. Everything works together in order to leave the client not only with a renewed appearance but also a renewed sense of self. Health, wellness and vitality is the name of their game, make it yours. Contact their newly-opened Clayton location at 314-645-7643 or visit their website at www.aquariuswellness.com.

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The following are tips for a healthy glow inside and out with holistic nutrition that is green, clean and non-toxic along with proper supplementation and lifestyle changes. If you have dull hair and nails that don’t seem to grow or if you have a lack of energy and your skin appears lifeless, read on. Using non-toxic skin care is the best thing you can do for your skin and most people have great results after a few simple changes. The book, Not Just a Pretty Face, by Stacy Malkin, is a fabulous resource for this very subject.It is important to learn about possible toxins in skin care for your future children. What you put in and on your body will affect not only you but your future children as well. Safecosmetics.org is a perfect resource see if there are cancer-causing toxins in your personal care products. Here are some quick and easy ways for you to achieve your own brilliant glow: • Diet is key! Try to cut out ALL sugar. I suggest using Stevia as your sweetener. • Read food labels. Consuming processed foods are not healthy.

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So what should you eat? Here are my top picks to detoxify your system and eat healthier: • Almonds: Vitamin E • Carrots: Vitamin A • Green Tea: Contains powerful antioxidants • Flax or Chia seeds: Both contain omega 3’s, which reduce inflammation. These also help to firm the skin by attracting water to dehydrated locations in the body. Adding to smoothies is a great way to go. • Sweet Potatoes: Are extremely high in Vitamin C which helps to smooth the skin.

• Also load up on celery, cucumber, kale, spinach, lemon, ginger, and other greens. • Powdered Greens: Look for an organic brand and mix into water daily, or put into your favorite smoothie. The next step is to look into supplements, because I believe that you can’t get all the necessary vitamins and minerals solely from the food you eat. • Omega 3’s: Great for reducing inflammation.1000mg EPA. • Probiotics: These helpful bacteria heal your digestive track and boost your immune system. Aids glow • Vitamin A, E, and C: Email Tessa for the names of effective, high-quality, cost-effective vitamins I believe everyone can exude a healthy appearance, but first you much look inside your body. Restoring a youthful shine is simple to do with a few easy steps, so instead of trying to cover up the problematic areas, refresh yourself with these suggestions to achieve a luminous, new you.

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Celebrate the Bride

Cheers to Celebrating the Bride with Creativity!

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Pinot’s Palette – Chesterfield is St. Louis upscale paint and sip studio for your bridal shower and bachelorette party. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon or evening of fun, friends, and fine art. Bring your friends, and let us open your favorite bottle of wine or choose one from our bar. Our local artists will guide you step by step through your featured painting. At the end of your party, your guests will leave with their own finished masterpiece, which doubles as a party favor!

We provide cubbies to put your purses and bags so you don’t get paint on your purses. There are countertops for your food and beverages, and we provide glass wine glasses, plates, napkins, utensils, bottled water, ice, and and an ice bucket to keep your beverages chilled. All you have to bring is your friends, family, food, and beverages (or purchase at the bar) and you are ready to go! We also welcome your creativity not just in creating your painting, but in decorating the room to match your theme of the party!

Pinot’s Palette – Chesterfield is located on Clarkson Road in the Pinot’s Palette – Chesterfield has a unique private party room to host Trader Joes shopping center. For more information, call us at 636your bachelorette or bridal party. The private party room is available 778-2111 or go online to www.pinotspalette.com/chesterfield any day of the week on a space available basis for your party of 1020 guests. The private party room features upgraded bar stools, bar tables and easels. Check out mural ofseason, St. Louis landmarks too!invites you histheholiday Pinot’s Palette If you need more room forto a party of 20 or more, contact us about bring your friends, enjoy your favorite availability in our main studio for you to spread out.

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For soon-to-be brides, the few months before the big day are usually full of stress, worrying and nail-biting. The coming ceremony and reception take priority and there isn’t much time left to think about your own well-being before your fairytale day. We at Yoga & Spa Magazine have made it just a little bit easier by listing fantastic options for your beauty and health needs. No need to search the web for resources; from salons to dental care, and spas to personal trainers, this is the go-to guide for everything that deals with the bride.

Sol Tan Did you that May is skin cancer awareness month? For a safe alternative to conventional UV tanning, visit Sol Organic Sunless Boutique to achieve a healthy beautiful glow. If you or someone you know is a cancer fighter or survivor, refer them to Sol Organic Sunless Tan because their first visit is on us! We are converting UV tanners one spray at a time. Visit our website for more information at www.sol-stl.com or call 314.459.3930.

Salon Antebellum Weddings It is our passion to make you look and feel just the way you imagined on your special day. Celebrate with the Lady Antebellas in our salon home or let us travel to you. To book your appointment, email us at contactus@ salonantebellum.net, or call 314.849.1115. Be sure to visit our website as well for further information: www. salonantebellum.com.

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Edible Arrangements Planning a wedding reception can be a daunting task, but choosing your table arrangements doesn’t have to be! Edible Arrangements offers a bounty of beautiful centerpieces that your guests can nibble on. With a great selection of sizes, prices and fruit, Edible Arrangements takes the stress away from selecting the perfect pieces with which to highlight your tables. Same-day delivery is the motto of Edible Arrangements, so you can be instantly gratified. Call now!

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Samantha’s Other Place Samantha's Other place is a full service salon that has been open for over thirty years. They pride themselves in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere while providing high-quality, professional service without intimidation. Services include treatments for the hair, skin and nails. They retail a large assortment of professional products for hair, skin and nails as well as fine handmade jewelry. Along with package deals they also offer weekly deals through their Facebook page. Call 314.725.8711 and visit www. samanthasotherplace.com for more information.

A Look for You Wanting the perfect wedding look that is just “so you”? Book an appointment at A Look For You Hair Salon. From styling to updo’s and cuts for both men and women, to brow tinting and waxing and Keratin straightening treatments, this is the salon for you. Call 636-946-8611 or email alfyhs@aol.com to book your bridal appointment! A discount of $20 off is given to first-time clients. Visit www.alook4you.com for more information.

Aquarius Wellness Needing the perfect spot for some relaxation in the midst of stressful pre-wedding planning? Aquarius Wellness offers the best of both worlds with a calm, relaxing environment and a professional array of spa treatments. This retreat is known as a refuge for the mind, body and spirit and has become the place of choice for healing and wholeness. From massages to age-defying treatments, Aquarius Wellness is the best place to go for a mini, pre-wedding vacation. To book your appointment at their Clayton location, call 314.645.7643 or visit www.aquariuswellness.com.

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Salon Antebellum is the Perfect Place for Your

Pre-Wedding Pampering Kelly Bileddo is not only a Master Artist but more of a Michelangelo in the world of hair artistry She was named one of sixteen Master Artists worldwide. Kelly loves what she does and it’s not hard for her clients to see why. Having grown up in South City St. Louis, Kelly found herself going down a path that she knew would not be fulfilling. Her focus on early childhood education for three years simply did not make her heart sing like she wanted. Although she said “adios” to her current job of choice, Kelly didn’t say goodbye to her teaching background entirely. After graduating in 2004 from the National Academy of Beauty Arts, she ventured into the field of education in Sexy Hair Concepts. And after a few, short years, Kelly found herself with the title of Regional Education manager, managing Sexy Hair education in over eleven states. Soon, Kelly found that she wasn’t happy just being a manager, but wanted to “get her hands dirty” with growing other hair professionals to succeed

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in the industry. Her overall objective was to encourage other hairdressers that finding your true artist is what brings your talent to surface level. This eventually led to Kelly opening her very own high-end salon, Salon Antebellum--the perfect growing atmosphere for growing artists. Entering Salon Antebellum is like entering an age gone by. Kelly may decorate her salon with dated, unwanted furniture and castoffs found around the city, but she takes time to rework these pieces and brings out their hidden beauty once again. This same mentality is used in the services offered at Salon Antebellum. All hair artists there are trained in “Structure and Motion”, a technique of cutting that utilizes each individual’s head shape creating texture, fluency, and artistic interpretation. Salon Antebellum is also the perfect place for all your prewedding pampering. From in-house services for the bride and bridal party, to the “Lady Antebellas”--a traveling team of artists trained in speed to have you and your bridal party looking sexy in no time--the artists at Salon Antebellum are all about making your day a dream come true. From simple cuts and colors, to styles and airbrushed makeup applications, Salon Antebellum lives up to all its hype. What you find within Salon Antebellum is not just a haircut, but an experience.

Salon Antebellum is located at 12630 Lamplighter Square Shopping Center, St Louis, MO 63128. To book your visit, call 314.849.1115 or visit www.salonantebellum.com.

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Start your new life the right way! Let us make your special day beautiful and easy. Stylists are trained in various on-trend up styles as well as masters in basic blow-dry and party styles.

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The Perfect Spot for a Girl’s Weekend area, living room, and kitchen are decorated with a homey, antique feel, allowing guests to really relax and feel at ease. Gary’s antique collection is housed within these rooms, so guests are free to purchase anything that catches their eye; these pieces act as an excellent conversation starter as well.

The Green Tree Inn in Elsah, IL, is the definition of rest and relaxation. Run by Gary and Connie Davis, this quaint bed & breakfast, encased in red, rustic shingles, is the perfect spot to decompress. Tucked away amongst beautiful trees and nestled between Elsah’s wooded hills, this little gem is a mustsee.With bird-themed rooms and fanciful furniture and decorations, a stay here will have you living in a storybook setting. Gary and Connie both strive to give their guests a home away from home. The dining

If all this hasn’t made you fall in love with this bed & breakfast already, the menu surely will. Both homemade and mouth-watering, the menu Connie offers is just about the greatest thing to have ever been created. Not only does Connie whip up the tastiest dishes, but she also strives to meet every dietary need, including those with specific requests.

The Inn also offers the perfect outdoor setting for a small wedding ceremony. Complete with flowers, stepping stones and an arbor, this is the quintessential spot for your fairytale day. Both Gary and Connie are committed to making their guests feel at home and comfortable, and we think they do an incredible job at doing so! For your next staycation, book your room at The Green Tree Inn, you won’t be disappointed. Call 618.374.2821, email at elsah.innkeeper@ yahoo.com, or visit: www.greentreeinnelsah. com.

This is the perfect spot for a girl’s weekend, girl’s night out, or bachelorette party. Gather all your girlfriends together for a night of fun, laughter and girl talk. And make sure to book The Green Tree Inn’s massage therapist for your enjoyment!

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Smiles, laughter, joy… even a few happy giggles, punctuate the air, sending out a vibration of delightful anticipation. The exquisite, delicate drape of the wedding gown wraps the bride in a sensation of splendor. The Maid-of-Honor adjusts the bride’s veil and lightly tucks in a strand of hair that has escaped from the curls captured in a wreath of sparking jewels piled high on her head. The Mother-ofthe-Bride calmly surveys the scene as a gentle smile slowly spreads across her face. Her eyes tear up as she recognizes the far reaching effects of this much anticipated wedding day of her oldest daughter. The concerns from yesterday’s hectic rush of last minute details drop away and her heart swells with gratitude for her daughter’s potential happiness. After today, her daughter will embark on her life’s journey with the groom at her side as her partner. Page 1

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The mother glances again at her daughter, taking in every detail. The elaborate lace dances in delicate patterns as it embraces the bride. The pearl necklace shimmers against the bride’s skin and twinkles with the secrets given to her by her grandmother only a short year ago. And, the final touch, the bracelet. A Circle of Hope Bracelet worn by the bride and her bridesmaids with love and respect to honor her grandmother who suffered the devastating effects of cancer. The bride had invited her family members and all the bridesmaids to meet her at Circle of Hope Bracelets’ headquarters to design a special bracelet matching her wedding colors. The staff displayed the array of beads, crystals and sterling-silver spacers that could be selected to create a unique bracelet as a tribute to her grandmother’s love and affection. Her grandmother had rejoiced in all the high school and college successes and sympathized during the normal upsand-downs of becoming a young adult. The bracelet is a wonderful visible symbol of the bond of love celebrating the occasion. One bride, Sarah Goff, recalls her wedding day and shares her experience this way: “Circle of Hope Bracelets was a special part of my wedding day because I was able to give my bridesmaids a beautiful gift to wear that also served as a remembrance of those who couldn't be with us because of cancer. I loved being able to custom design the bracelets to match their dresses and bouquets while also supporting the Circle of Hope Bracelets’

mission. In addition to the bracelets, instead of giving our guests party favors, we also chose to make a donation to the American Cancer Society in honor of friends and family affected by cancer”.

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We invite you to contact Circle of Hope Bracelets to make arrangements to create your own distinctive bracelet to add a treasured connection that will help make your unforgettable wedding day even more extraordinary. You can create your own Circle of Hope Bracelet as a unique gift for your wedding party, or as a tribute to a loved one, or select a bracelet from over 200 available designs. Please consider joining us in our mission in which profits generated by volunteers making and selling bracelets are donated to cancer charities. There is no cost to become a volunteer distributor. We appreciate the passionate efforts of our volunteers throughout the years who have made it possible to donate more than $2.8 million to cancer research, education, treatment and care.

Our team has sold over 61 million dollars in real estate and is in the top 1% of all agents in our MLS. Our Luxury home certification gives our clients maximum exposure to foreign buyers along with website translation into 28 languages. Call us today for a VIP consultation at 636-229-8770!

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Dimvaloo Active Living: Where Quality Activewear is a Way of Life

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world”, these inspirational words of Ghandi are printed on our bags and are very close to our hearts. Here at Dimvaloo we advocate living fearlessly, don’t be afraid to take a risk, work hard and stay motivated thus try to “be the change you wish to see in the world”. Service, personality, colors, styles and community involvement are a few of our stand-out qualities that we feel set us apart. We are locally owned and operated. We pride ourselves on managing an amazing blog full of great information that centers around the mantra of Move Nourish Believe (workouts, recipes and inspiration). Move every day, nourish from the inside out and believe that anything is possible. We currently carry Lorna Jane, the woman’s premiere active wear in Australia. Our monthly campaigns include receiving 60 to 100 new styles in stores and once we have those styles, we can’t reorder. The brand we carry combines fashion and function. Lorna Jane uses a trademarked LJ Excel material that wicks moisture, is shrink and fade resistant, quick drying and our personal favorite anti-pilling. The styles and colors of our clothing make creating a unique and fashion-forward active wardrobe fun and easy to do. Follow us @dimvaloo on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, it’s a way to keep up with our newest styles and in-store activities. Currently, we are in the midst of an Instagram campaign to celebrate our First Birthday (awww)! To participate, use the hashtags #LiveActive and #dimvaloo when you post a photo of you being active for a chance to win LJ apparel and your photo featured in the store.

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We love to maintain an active environment at Dimvaloo. One of our favorite ways of doing this is #WineDownWednesday. Every Wednesday, beginning at 6pm, we offer a free fitness class followed by complimentary samples of wine provided by our friends at Cedar Lake Cellars. We love #WineDownWednesday because it provides us with a fun way to stay fit and offers a unique opportunity to connect with those living actively in our community. Find out more about #WineDownWednesday by visiting our blog: dimvaloo.com/blogs or on Facebook. com/Dimvaloo We connect with our online shoppers through a weekly blog post titled: #MatchingMonday. Each week our online store (dimvaloo.com) publishes a #MatchingMonday outfit to ease the unknowns of online shopping. Not to mention, we love conducting impromptu photo shoots in our clothes for the posts. Check out our #MatchingMonday posts at dimvaloo. com/blogs or on pintrest @dimvaloo

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Yoga to the Rescue by Emma R. Frey, Junior Editor Stress is a common occurrence in our lives. And although it is aggravated by different situations and different factors from one person to another, it plagues all of us, there’s no doubt about it. The way each of us handles stress also varies from person to person. Some already have their own tips and tricks on how to control it--ways to rein in the “wild horse” that is stress--but many of us simply don’t know how to cope. Yoga is an amazing remedy for our battle against stress. All humans possess the primal reaction known as “fight-or-flight” which comes in handy during life-threatening situations. But usually this survival mechanism is over-the-top for basic, everyday struggles or conflicts. Instead of viewing these daily “mountains” as too hard to climb, view them as challenges that you can overcome. The following meditation technique can help ease your stress and assist you in both taming it and overcoming it.

During your daily yoga routine, simply sit on your yoga mat and call to mind the physical responses you normally encounter when battling stress. Perhaps it’s tensing your neck muscles or clenching your fists. Concentrate on these physical responses and amplify them as much as you can, trying to exaggerate the actions. Clench your fists harder, squeeze those shoulder muscles together even tighter. Then, begin a yoga pose that is completely the opposite of those motions--a pose that brings you to a completely opposite state. During this pose, concentrate on your emotions, feelings, and sensations. Hold the pose as long as you like, then come back to a seated posture on your mat. Reflect on the experience and compare your real response to your recaptured response. You’ll find freedom knowing that you were able to transform your normal stress-fighting tendencies into much more manageable feelings.

Visit these yoga studios to start your own yoga classes and start on your own journey to a stress-free life: Valley Vinyasa Yoga Studio 130 Chesterfield Towne Center Chesterfield, MO, 63005 314.753.3661 www.valleyvinyasa.com Bikram Yoga St. Louis 6614 Clayton Road #188 St. Louis, MO, 63117 314-644-2226 www.yogastlouis.com Wine Down Wednesdays at Dimvaloo Free yoga and complimentary wine 6pm-7pm every Wednesday night 8813 Ladue Road St. Louis, Missouri 63124 314-824-8224 www.dimvaloo.com Yoga & Spa Magazine • Spring 2014

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Your total Branson lodging experience awaits at Lodge of the Ozarks, nestled in the heart of Branson’s 76 Country Music Boulevard, best known as ’76 Strip’. Enjoy a variety of shows, amusement parks, restaurants, shops and museums all within driving distance of the hotel. When selecting a Branson hotel, Lodge of the Ozarks satisfies every travelers list with our outstanding rates, family indoor pool, complimentary breakfast buffet, and superb customer service.

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See Sandi’s jewelry at Samantha’s Other Place 8411 Maryland Ave., Clayton, MO 63105 or her booth at Art and Air June 6-8 in Webster Groves, MO

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Your mammogram shouldn’t be either. Announcing the 3D mammogram. With 3D, our doctors can examine your breast tissue layer by layer, looking for cancer in a way never before possible — especially for women with dense breast tissue. Missouri Baptist’s Breast HealthCare Center is one of only a few hospitals in Missouri to offer 3D mammography. To schedule your 3D mammogram, call today: 314-996-5170.

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How Important is Compassion? by Rebecca Wiederkehr, LCSW Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity. It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak and deepest reach in his or her search for selffulfillment. Arthur Jersild Compassion has a variety of definitions. It can mean “to suffer together”, “to be with”, and to want to relieve another’s suffering. It is not pity, which feels sorry for someone. It is closer to empathy, which is to stand in the shoes of another, feeling her suffering often to the point of taking away her suffering. The difference is that, with empathy, it’s easy to become so close in hurting with the person that it becomes impossible to acknowledge that the one suffering is capable of helping herself. It can create a situation where we can become too close to offer the healthy support that is needed. Someone with compassion, on the other hand, feels the suffering, wants to help the one suffering, and acknowledges the one suffering’s innate ability to relieve her own suffering/misery. Just being fully present with the one suffering, acknowledging her as an equal and understanding we have a shared humanity, can provide the support needed to assist her in reconnecting to her innate personal power. This can assist her in freeing herself from suffering and rediscovering happiness and joy. Everyone has a right to these qualities. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone understood this in a profound way? The first step to having authentic compassion for others is to have authentic compassion for ourselves, experiencing and fully appreciating our own suffering. Self-compassion has a growing interest in psychological and spiritual fields. It grew out of Buddhist thought. Self-compassion involves a) being kind and understanding and accepting of one’s own pain, suffering and shortcomings, b) realizing one’s suffering is part of the larger human experience, and c)being present to one’s self, while remaining mindful to the thoughts and feelings that are helping to create suffering. The more genuinely loving, kind and accepting -- self-compassionate -- we are with ourselves, the more we will be so with others. Stress and self-criticism can easily cause us to become critical and lash out at others. We don’t realize we are projecting our own thoughts and feelings onto them. This, in itself, causes tremendous suffering for us and in our world in general. Self-compassion affects our well-being on all levels. Our brain responds by decreasing activity in the limbic area and activates mindfulness and compassion in the neo-cortex. Building selfcompassion is primary in our lives.

Here are some ideas that may help. Meditate daily, befriending that SELF inside. You are that SELF. Breathe in - Love to Self, Breathe out - Love to others. When someone is stressed or seems to be attacking you, practice saying inside “I wonder what is going on with her at this time.” Practice being curious so as not to take it personally. Make a practice of noticing how we are alike, instead of how we are different. Practice what is often heard in yoga classes. “What do you need to release in order to go deeper into this pose?” ...to go deeper into selfcompassion? Self-compassion is full acceptance of self, the SELF. Coming from the heart, void of self judgment, self-compassion opens the flow of giving and receiving love. This is a courageous journey. MAY THE SELF BE WITH YOU. (Watch for more on Self-Compassion in the Summer Issue.) Rebecca Wiederkehr, LCSW assists people in releasing stuck trauma as well as supporting personal and spiritual growth within relationships with self and others. See ad in this issue to learn more, or call (314) 8224752.

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FINISH THE FIGHT The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer, uniting communities across the globe to finish the fight. Dollars raised help support groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention efforts, and free information and services for people facing cancer.

START OR JOIN A FUNDRAISING TEAM Relay For Life of West County Saturday, May 31 Villa Duchesne Oak Hill Field 801 South Spoede Road, St. Louis Survivor Dinner 5:00 p.m. Event 6:00 p.m. - Midnight

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St. Louis' Ultimate Indoor Cycling Studio Ultimate Cycling is an Indoor Cycling studio dedicated to having the best in equipment, technology and instructors. Started by Stuart and Laurie Cohen to provide the best indoor cycling has to offer. Ultimate utilizes Schwinn AC Performance Plus bikes equipped with the MPower console to provide you with RPM, Power, Heart Rate and much more info to allow you to make the most of your ride. This system ties into Performance IQ to allow you to be able to compare your ride with the rest of the class and be able to download to your records. Our goal is to make your ride not only great fitness, but fun. They have teamed up with Kim Carriglio, a personal trainer and longtime cycle instructor to provide the best instructors St. Louis has to offer. Mike Bockserman With St. Louis having one of the coldest and snowiest winters in a while, my daughter Katie and I were looking for somewhere to maintain our outdoor cycling fitness since we couldn't ride outside. We found Ultimate Cycling as the ideal facility to train at. The instructors are all highly motivating, and if that isn't enough to push you, the bikes provide realtime performance data on big screens in front of the class, allowing you to "race" other riders in the class. Now that we are riding outside, we both have noticed that our training at Ultimate Cycling has allowed us to stay ahead of the pack.

Catina Bryant What I enjoy most about spinning at Ultimate Cycling is the camaraderie. Large, commercial fitness centers are good but a person can get lost in the shuffle. At Ultimate Cycling, everyone knows your name from the owners to the instructors and the patrons. You get more personalized attention than at larger gyms. The instructors are very informative and helpful. They will assess your needs and help you to meet your goals. There's no need to feel intimidated either. Everyone is extremely courteous whether you're a beginner or a seasoned cyclist. Since joining UC, I've lost weight, increased my stamina and riding endurance. It's a great feeling to have everyone cheering you on to reach your personal best. I love working out and it's even better when you have a great environment to do it. We are family at Ultimate Cycling.

Tera Petri I only knew one thing…..it was time for a POSITIVE change! The “baby fat” excuse was getting old (my daughter is 4!)….I had to do something I could fall in love with to get in shape. But what? ULTIMATE CYCLING has proven to be the answer! I’ve dropped over 20 lbs. in 3 months and I have no intention of stopping here. Whether you want to tone up, stay in great shape or drop some “baby fat”….ULTIMATE CYCLING is the place to do it! ULTIMATE CYCLING’S atmosphere is extremely friendly, upbeat and totally exhilarating. The owners, Laurie and Stu Cohen, along with every certified instructor continually dedicate themselves to providing the BEST indoor cycling experience St. Louis has to offer. Yoga & Spa Magazine • Spring 2014

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Sunless Tanning: A Quick, Safe Alternative

Having a personal spray artist is not just for the celebs anymore. As people are becoming educated on the dangers of overexposure to UV rays, they realize the need for a quick, safe alternative. The solution….Sol in Clayton located at 927 DeMun Ave near the intersection of Clayton Rd. Sol specializes in sunless tans that are personalized and organic. Not everyone is the same color and Sol recognizes that. Their smart color system can be individually customized to fit each client’s skin tone so that they can achieve a natural tan. Their spray artists are trained and certified as well as specialize in hand blending so that your tan is applied flawlessly. The best part about getting a sunless tan from Sol is that you will not have the typical spray tan odor. A natural additive in their solution masks the starchy, stinky DHA smell leaving a light, sweet frangrance. Sol guarantees that you will love your sunless tan results or your tan will be free.

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Over the past 2 years Sol has added a full time esthetician who offers a full list of skin care services including facials, waxing, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, make-up application, etc. All services are customized to each client’s skin type and need. Sol suggests making an appointment to guarantee a preferred time slot although they do have normal business hours and accept walk-ins. If you are curious about trying a skin service at Sol, feel free to call the salon at 314.459.3930. Sol is thrilled to announce that they are now a Proud Partner of the Saint Louis Rams Cheerleaders for the 2014-2015 football season.


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Senior Living

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Advance Care Planning is the important decisions about care you want to receive if you happen to become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your own personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones. If you are in an accident or have an illness that leaves you unable to talk about your wishes, who will speak for you? You can tell your family, friends and healthcare providers your wishes passion for learning; success for life and personal beliefs about continuing or chesterfieldmontessori.org 314.469.7150 withdrawing medical treatments at the end of life. 14000 ladue road chesterfield, mo 63017

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Wishes Decisions about end-of-life care are deeply personal, and are based on your values and beliefs. Talking with your loved ones, your healthcare providers, and even your friends are all important steps to make your wishes known. These conversations will relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of needing to guess what care you would want if you were ever facing a healthcare or medical crisis. While it can be difficult to initiate these conversations, ultimately, they can be an invaluable gift to those you love and those providing medical care. It is impossible to foresee every type of circumstance or illness; therefore, it is essential to think in general about what is important to you and to make

sure your loved ones and care providers are aware of your priorities. Advance Directive describes two types of legal documents that enable you to plan for and communicate your end-of-life wishes in the event that you are unable to communicate: a Medical Power of Attorney and a Living Will. Medical Power of Attorney allows you to appoint a person you trust as your healthcare agent (or surrogate decision maker), who is authorized to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to speak for yourself. Living Will allows you to document your wishes concerning medical treatments that you would or would not want if facing a serious or life-threatening illness. Find out more about Advance Care Planning by contacting Alternative Hospice. Their care team can provide you with the tools and resources needed to complete a living will, appoint a health care power of attorney, advance care directive, as well as a DNR (do-not-resuscitate). For more information visit alternativehospice.com or call Mary Magill, Founder and Executive Director of Alternative Hospice, at 636-3433839. Resources: http://www.caringinfo.org


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Since 1922, White House Jesuit Retreat has been offering 3 day preached retreats throughout the year on our beautiful 80 acre campus located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The retreats are based on The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignaius. On each retreat four or five priests are available for private conferences and the celebration of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. People of all faiths are welcome at White House!

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The Body, Mind and Spirit in Rhythm Alternative Hospice is a pioneer in the St. Louis area in providing true holistic healthcare as part of our standard of care. Complementary therapies are integrated with conventional medicine and are beneficial in achieving optimal patient goals. Therapies include: • Massage / Body work • Aromatherapy • Energy Work

• Vibration Therapy • Guided Visualization • Meditation and Prayer

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Mass is celebrated each day and at night there is Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Explore the beautiful campus, walk the Way of the Cross, and pray at the shrines of the Sacred Heart, the Holy Family, Our Lady and St. Joseph. Each person gets their own private room and bath. The minimum age for attending a White House retreat is 18. Weekend retreats begin with dinner at 7:00 p.m. Thursday and end Sunday at 2pm following lunch. Weekday retreats begin with lunch at 1:00 p.m. Monday and end with brunch at noon Thursday. White House has never had a fixed charge for our retreat. We have always asked for a free will offering from the retreatants, based on what they choose to give. White House is a registered 501-C3 non-profit.

Recent Testimonials: “This was my first retreat and I was uneasy about going. I found the White House retreat to be life-changing. Perhaps for the first time in my life, I truly accepted that God is present in my life and God does love me. I came to the retreat because I was really struggling personally, spiritually, and in my marriage. I learned more about myself and my faith in 3 1/2 days than in my entire life, and I came away with clarity and enthusiasm. I can't wait to go back!” “White House has encouraged and supported my spiritual growth for more than 30 years. God healed me from several serious compulsive behaviors, and I know White House played a part in supporting those changes in my life.” “I have been on the women’s recruiting committee for the last 5 years. I do it because I love White House and it has changed my life. I personally had a miraculous healing on my very first retreat at White House 10 years ago this coming July. God healed me from severe pain of grief when I lost my son. Today, I share the joy with everyone – that God can heal you if you just sit in quiet with Him and ask Him.” Contact White House Jesuit Retreat at 314-416-4600 or online at www.whretreat.org.


Services for People with Dementia Although some forgetfulness can be attributed to the natural aging process, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are more serious and may require professional assistance. To determine whether dementia has progressed to the point where your loved one may need professional assistance, ask yourself the following questions:

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Can they get lost?

Nursing and companion care in the home is a good option for those suffering with physical limitations. Those with impaired memory tend to do better in social settings with people like themselves. Whether you find service providers through word-of-mouth or a professional agency, insist on references.

• Do they wander at night? • Do they attempt to go outdoors at inappropriate times?

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Can they safely use the stove? Are there open electrical outlets? Do they smoke? Are there throw rugs in the house? Are there steps to climb? Can they take their medications as ordered? • Will they eat and drink without assistance?

Can they be taken advantage of? • Are they paying their own bills and signing checks? • Do they know who has their credit card numbers? • Will they let strangers into their home?

Many seniors fall prey to unethical sales people and identity thieves. To avoid this, make sure there is a a family member or trusted friend monitoring bank accounts or there is a

If the answers to these questions leave you concerned about your loved one’s ability to continue to live alone, you may want to consider enlisting professional assistance. There are a number of options, including:

Home Services

Adult Day Program When you’re not comfortable leaving your loved one alone in their home consider an Adult Day Program. Adult Day Programs offer a way to socialize with peers and engage in physical and mental activities, while at the same time giving caregivers a welcome respite. Some adult day programs offer physical therapy, bathing, physician services and beauty shop services. Be sure to ask about state licensing, staff ratios and safety features such as alarm doors and criminal background checks.

Ancillary services are available for additional charges.

Skilled nursing facility Licensed skilled nursing facilities are staffed according to state regulations. Ask about specific training: facilities that specialize in dementia care will have staff members specifically trained to work with dementia patients and will offer separate programs for the different stages of dementia. When touring a skilled nursing community look for buildings that offer ground level living, as these are the most easily accessible in emergencies. Don’t forget about staff-to-resident ratio including activity therapists and observe the staff to see how they interact with residents. Call Rhonda Uhlenbrock of Garden View Care Center at 636-861-0500. If you would like a confidential consultation, please call me directly, or visit me at Garden View Care Center at Dougherty Ferry: 13612 Big Bend Road, St. Louis, MO 63088 or email asktheexpert@ gvcc.com.

Assisted Living These facilities have been created for people needing minimal supervision who can find their own way out of the building in the event of an emergency. This is a good alternative if independent decision making is present.

Rhonda Uhlenbrock is Administrator of Garden View Care Center at Dougherty Ferry and is recognized as the leading Dementia Care Trainer in the St. Louis and St. Charles County Metro Areas. Yoga & Spa Magazine • Spring 2014

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Green Living I developed an interest in sustainable design several years back when I started doing renovations of older, urban homes. To bring these homes up to code, it was necessary to get rid of lead paint and properly dispose of asbestos while still maintaining the beauty and integrity of the existing building. I began to realize the amount of toxic chemicals and formaldehydes that are used today in our everyday use of carpets, furniture and upholstered fabrics. Collectively they have all become a contributing factor in the rise of asthma and upper respiratory health issues. Creating a beautiful and healthy environment for your home and/or office space became something I really got excited about and I have been promoting the “greenside” ever since. To discuss the positives of recycled and reclaimed products and simply to share the benefits of removing the toxic chemicals found in paint – as for low or no VOC paint – is a step to a healthier home and a healthier you. When asked to create a retreat—really creating a retreat from an unused garage on the clients’ property—was all at once exciting and challenging at the same time. Collaborating with their thoughts, needs and wishes…a private space with an emphasis on relaxation and comfort…was born. The existing garage had no plumbing or HVAC. In collaboration with top contractor Mike Lamke of Renovation Specialists, plans were drawn, discussed and decisions made. Components of this retreat included a bath with shower and both sleeping and lounging areas. A transformed garage becoming a cottage – a retreat, a great get away—so close yet so far away. Using only no-VOC (Volatile Organic Chemicals, odorless and toxic free) paint, local lumber, recycled fabrics, local talent, treasured family items and adding lots of comfortable surroundings (you gotta have a TV, fridge and microwave) put smiles on not only my clients’ faces and but definitely one on mine and contractor Mike Lamke’s. “Going green” and becoming more sustainable is more an awareness of our environment and what we contribute to that environment. The good news is that there are many eco-friendly options available throughout the St. Louis area, including the big box stores. Recycled carpet can be found in every style, cut and color; look for the Green Label logo on the back side of the carpet sample. Paint with low or no VOC can be found in all the major paint manufacturers and fabrics and furnishings, both recycled and without toxic formaldehydes can be found almost everywhere today as well as energy saving appliances. And the cost? Not prohibitive, depending on what you’re looking for; sometimes you can even come across products including 10% more for your money. Thinking about renovating or simply refreshing an existing space? Your choices are endless today in fabrics and furnishings, colors and styles. Using more sustainable products is a healthy step in the right direction for you and your environment. Diane Rosen Allied member ASID; LEED AP, ID+C CAPS – Certified Aging In Place Specialist 314.359.0890 • www.dianeroseninteriors.com Yoga & Spa Magazine • Spring 2014

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After 35 years of teaching in the West, Sanskrit scholar and spiritual teacher Pandit Rajmani Tigunait has published his long-awaited commentary on the Yoga Sutra—the seminal text on yoga practice and philosophy. His new book, The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, is the first practitioner-oriented commentary that is fully grounded in the living tradition of the Himalayan masters. Tigunait, who is lecturing at the Ethical Society in St. Louis on June 24 from 7-9 p.m. as part of his 70+ city book tour, recently let us pick his brain about the deeper dimensions of yoga and how to apply its ancient wisdom to your modern life. with PANDIT RAJMANI TIGUNAIT, PhD Spiritual Head, Himalayan Institute Y&S: So what exactly is the Yoga Sutra? a roller coaster of ups and downs for thousands of years. The yoga tradition, which PRT: The Yoga Sutra is a book of yoga phistarted at least 5,000 years ago and has conlosophy. It is a book of practice. And it is tinued without interruption, has recorded a book of self-realization. [It was written] all of the problems that humans face, and 2,200 years ago, when a great master named the methods and techniques to overcome Patanjali gathered the best aspects of yoga those problems. The Yoga Sutra contains the and delineated, in a step-by-step fashion, solutions. exactly what yoga is and how to practice it. Y&S: What role does asana play in yoga Y&S: What can modern students learn practice? from the Yoga Sutra? PRT: Asana is a very important part of life. PRT: When you practice the kind of yoga It keeps you healthy, strong, and energetic. described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, you will And it enables you to discover and reclaim experience what it’s like to be healthy, happy, the innate wisdom of your body. But it is peaceful, confident, and energetic. The litonly after you rediscover the self-luminous eral meaning of “yoga” is “union,” “integranature of your own mind that you will begin tion,” “reconnection.” But in the context of to experience the true power of asana. That practice, yoga is a way of gaining access to discovery comes from the meditative aspect your own inner luminosity and becoming of yoga. established in your essential self. [By studying the Yoga Sutra, you will learn Y&S: What inspired you to publish a comhow to] cultivate a clear, calm, and tranquil mentary on the Yoga Sutra after 35 years mind; how to expand the immense power of of teaching in the West? your mind; and how to begin unveiling, layer after layer, the mysteries of the universe PRT: The Yoga Sutra is a compendium of a within you and outside you. vast field of knowledge and wisdom, techniques and methodologies for discovering Y&S: Why are its teachings so crucial toour multi-dimensional life. It is the source day? wisdom for all schools and traditions of yoga. We need to bring the spiritual dimenPRT: Because the human mind is scattered. sion back into yoga and encourage students We have become negligent about our [mento look for teachings and practices that will tal] distractions, inertia, confusion, doubt, take them to the next level. That’s why I fear, and anger. But humans have been riding have realized that I should share whatever 50

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I have learned in the last 35 years through this commentary, The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, and by teaching and interacting with students. Y&S: What do you hope to accomplish through your Secret of The Yoga Sutra book tour and courses? PRT: My wish is that the Yoga Sutra brings the same level of transformation to other people as it did to me. In order to make that wish become a reality, my vision is to bring the Yoga Sutra to people’s doorsteps, making this knowledge available to them on many levels and from many perspectives [through a summer book tour, online study groups, and a four-part master course on the Yoga Sutra that students can take in person or via live streaming video]. My vision is that the yoga community, the scientific community, the medical community, and the health community take from the Yoga Sutra what is useful for them, conduct more research, assimilate the knowledge into their existing practice, and take their own field of knowledge to the next level. My vision is to explain, here is how you can embrace the [teachings of the Yoga Sutra] in your own personal practice for self-improvement and self-empowerment. Here is how you can accelerate your quest for total well-being and spiritual unfoldment.



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