COVID-19 UPDATE: INFINITY YOGA STUDIO IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING ALL CLASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Hello Infinity Yoga Community,

As of today Monday March 16th, 2020, Infinity Yoga Studio will temporarily suspend all yoga classes. Our hope is to resume all classes as normal starting Sunday April 5th. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 updates shared by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is important to us to do our due diligence on educating ourselves on best practices and minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

The health of our yoga students, instructors, Infinity Practitioners, patients and community remain a top priority! As individuals we play a critical role in stopping the spread of this outbreak but as a collective group, we can make an even bigger impact. At Infinity Yoga Studio, we believe it is up to us to come together and demonstrate how much we care about the health and wellbeing of not only our Infinity Community but beyond. By taking these next precautionary steps in postponing our in-person yoga classes we can flatten the curve in the Winona and Global Community.

We encourage each of you to continue your personal yoga practice in your own home. Now is an important time to connect with our breath, mind, body and soul. Our wonderful Elle is currently exploring and preparing online classes to share. Feel free to email her at Ellenewman11@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding the online option. We are hopeful to have more virtual options available to you shortly.

It is our promise to keep you informed of any updates and changes here at the studio. Please continue to stay engaged in the conversation. We will communicate via email, our website https://infinitywinona.com/ and Facebook. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at hgerdes76@gmail.com or communicate with your yoga instructor.

We appreciate your patience, understanding and feedback. We are a community; we are in this together.

Best,

Your Infinity Yoga Studio Team

“You won’t ever never know if what you did personally helped. That’s the nature of public health. When the best way to save lives is to prevent disease rather than treat it, success often looks like an overreaction.” –Mari Armstrong-Hough, Professor of Global Public Health New York University

 

Wellness News 1/15/20

Doesn’t a massage sound good right now?

Lucky for you Emily Wehner still has appointments available Friday (tomorrow) Jan. 15th. One of the many things Emily is trained in is Myofascial release which is especially good at untying your knots! Read more about Emily and Myofascial Release below.

We’re also in the time of year where the sun can feel like a distant relative, the kind we love dearly and want to see more often! Because of the gray cold weather, we spend less time outside, and our mood isn’t the only thing to suffer. One thing that can help  (assuming you can’t just take off for Hawaii) is Vitamin D. Read on for more about the importance of Vitamin D and K2, and to learn about one option for Vitamin D at Infinity.

Remember Heather (Gerdes) Lorenz? If you don’t check out our last newsletter for more information about all that she offers! Beginning in February she is also adding a Basic Fundamental Yoga class on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings. Read below for more information.

Featured Practitioner: Emily Wehner

Emily has been filling in at Infinity since January of 2019. Beginning Jan 21st she will be scheduled regularly from 4-7 on alternating Tuesdays. As mentioned above she is also scheduled tomorrow, and the rest of her schedule is below. You may also recognize her from her workshops on essential oils!

Emily has two years of experience in massage. She loves to problem solve muscular and myofascial restriction, and watch her clients progress, whether it be through range of motion or relaxation improvement. Her favorite modalities are Swedish, Sports Massage, Myofascial release, and Reiki. Emily is also trained in Prenatal Massage, Geriatric Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy.

Featured Service: Myofascial Release 

John Barnes Myofascial Release:
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective restrictions with the goal of eliminating pain and restoring motion.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on the skin without oils, cream, or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.

Featured Product: NutriDyn D3 5000 with K2

It is crucial to obtain adequate amounts of vitamin D on a daily basis, and deficiency can lead to a host of health issues. Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) comes in a variety of forms, with evidence suggesting that the form MK-7 is particularly important for people that have chronic health issues causing nutrient malabsorption.

Given the importance of adequate Vitamin D levels in the body and many people’s lack of exposure to direct sunlight, D3 5000 with K2 supplementation can help users in a variety of ways. The most relevant research-backed benefits include:

● Support cardiovascular function
● Support healthy mood and stress levels
● Support bone and skin tissues
● Support immune function

If you are interested in finding out if NutriDyn D3 5000 with K2 is right for you book an NRT appointment with Sydney Swanson or Dr. Kristin Noble.

Basic Fundamental Yoga Class

This is a very basic introduction to Yoga. This class is intended to meet you where YOU are. This class will break down the barriers we place on ourselves while building our confidence as we learn more about each pose. Learn the benefits of the pose as well as play and embrace how your individual body expresses itself in it. Connect with our breath and eventually feel comfortable and confident enough to attend the next level class. Pose by pose, you are not alone, I will be there with you every step of the way and at your pace.

Times:
Tuesday 9:30am
Thursday 5:00pm

Wellness News 1/2/20

Happy New Year!

As we look forward to the next year, it seems only appropriate to highlight our Health and Life Coach, Heather Gerdes. For those of you who are planning on participating in the Standard Process Purification Challenge this is especially timely as you may want to take advantage of our Vitality program to get 1-on-1 support throughout your cleanse. For more information on the Infinity Vitality program, read on!

Heather herself is moving forward in this new year as she is planning on leading a yoga class for beginners at Infinity. Read more about this here!

We look forward to supporting your health in 2020!

Standard Process Purification Challenge

When: Beginning Jan 6th, 2020

Kick-start your healthy habits by joining a nationwide challenge! Standard Process has created a platform for support within the 21 or 28 day detox programs which includes daily inspirational emails, access to Facebook groups for sharing progress, recipes, and encouragement, AND a chance to win prizes!
How to join: 
  1. Click this  link to sign up for the challenge on the Standard Process website – you will then receive an email from them with more info.
  2. Let us at Infinity know which program you’d like to do so we can make sure to order products for you.
  3. Let us know if you’d like to add on the “Vitality” program which includes 3-4 one-on-one coaching sessions with Heather Gerdes during your cleanse!
Contact us with any questions you might have.

 

Featured Practitioner: Heather Gerdes

Heather Gerdes is a certified Health & Life Coach. She also holds a BA in Communication Studies and an MS in Organizational Leadership. As a passionate coaching professional, Heather provides services which introduce clarity and facilitate self-growth, self-motivation and transformation when you’re feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands. Whether it is improving your health or life, she will help you develop the habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges you may encounter in your personal and professional life.

Coaching Hours: Mondays 12pm-5pm, Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm*

Reiki Hours: Every other Tuesday 10-3pm

*Contact Heather to schedule coaching times outside of her regular office hours.

What is Infinity Vitality program?

Infinity Vitality is a program for people who want additional support on their health journey. Our goal is to create a comprehensive wellness program that is centered on personal growth andaccountability to create long term success for each participant. We recognize the need for a support program for people who want to make permanent lifestyle changes but do better with more accountability. We’ve centered this program around our Standard Process detoxification programs. With the option of a 10-day, 21-day, or 28-day cleanse we have the ability to help you best achieve your health goals. Depending on the length of the cleanse you will have 2-4 one-on-one sessions with coach Heather Gerdes throughout your cleanse process. 

New Yoga for Beginners Class

Starting in the New Year I (Heather) am offering a VERY BASIC, VERY FUNDAMENTAL yoga class to my community. The intent is to meet YOU where YOU are.

I personally came to yoga as a way of healing. We all have our own story as to why we are drawn or feel called to yoga. It may be a story like mine and it may be totally different… and that is ok.

I’ve had numerous conversations with people who want to attend a yoga class but who have many reasons that stop them from moving forward and actually doing it. These are some of the reasons I’ve heard:

  • I am intimidated
  • I don’t look like everyone else in the class
  • I have no idea what to do
  • I am not flexible enough
  • I can’t concentrate, I can’t focus enough, I can’t.
  •  I am afraid I will fall, I am afraid I won’t be able to, I am afraid…
  • I don’t have a yoga mat, I don’t have the right clothes, I don’t have…
  • I haven’t practiced yoga in forever and feel shaky in my practice
  • I am too old to start
  • I am not sure if I would be good at it.

I invite you to join me and show up just as you are.

This class will break down the barriers we place on ourselves and building our confidence. I want to share different yoga poses, explain the benefits, play with the pose and embrace how our individual bodies express themselves in it. We’ll connect with our breath, and eventually “graduate” with the comfort and confidence to attend the next level of yoga (whatever that may look like for you). Pose by pose, you are not alone, I will be there with you every step of the way and at your pace.

If you are interested, please contact me at Infinity and let me know what time on Tuesday morning or anytime on Thursday would work for you.

Working together one-on-one is also an option for those of you who cannot attend a Tuesday or Thursday class

If you have any questions, please reach out to me! Yoga has been a life changer for me and I would love nothing more than to share it with you.

This is a great way to start out the year of 2020!!

Wellness News for Dec. 19th

Happy Holidays from Everyone at Infinity!

Believe it or not, we are already looking ahead to the New Year and want to let you know about some additional times our practitioners are available beginning in January.

Heather will be offering Reiki on alternating Tuesdays beginning on Jan. 7th, and Emily is offering massage and myofascial release on alternating Tuesdays 4-7pm starting 1/21.

If you are planning a cleans in the new year you are not alone. In fact Standard Process is running a Purification Challenge beginning on Jan 6th to offer you extra support. Check out the information below.

2019 isn’t quite over yet and we have a bunch of great offers running through this month. Those along with our holiday hours are below.

Standard Process Purification Challenge

When: Beginning Jan 6th, 2020

Kick-start your healthy habits by joining a nationwide challenge! Standard Process has created a platform for support within the 21 or 28 day detox programs which includes daily inspirational emails, access to Facebook groups for sharing progress, recipes, and encouragement, AND a chance to win prizes!
How to join: 
  1. Click this  link to sign up for the challenge on the Standard Process website – you will then receive an email from them with more info.
  2. Let us at Infinity know which program you’d like to do so we can make sure to order products for you.
  3. Let us know if you’d like to add on the “Vitality” program which includes 3-4 one-on-one coaching sessions with Heather Gerdes during your cleanse!
Contact us with any questions you might have.

 

Specials Running Through the End of December

PEMF Packages only $90 for 6 sessions

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) is a way to recharge every cell in your body. Optimal cell function sees an increased capacity to take on nutrients and an increased ability to get rid of cellular waste.

 

 

$5 Coupon with every $50 spent on Gift Certificates!

 

 

 

 

 

Studio Windows at Sunset, a screen of slights and cut out Christmas trees.From now until the end of December every time you attend an Infinity yoga class you can enter to win free classes, specials on packages, free saunas and more.

 

Holiday Hours

Monday Dec 23rd – Wednesday 25th

Closed

Thursday Dec 26th – Monday Dec 30th
Regularly scheduled hours

Tuesday Dec 31st

Closing at noon

Wednesday Jan 1st

Closed

Wellness News Dec. 9th

Christmas wreath from fir, pine and spruce twigs with cones, berries and ribbon bow isolated on white background

Hello Everyone,

We are officially in the Holiday season! Gretchen Mulkey has decorated our windows, Sydney Swanson has taken beautiful pictures, and we’re all getting in the creative spirit.

Whether you associate this time of year with fun, stress, or a bit of both, we invite you to look at your calendar right now and see if you have any self care scheduled in for yourself. If you do, great! If not, consider carving out time for yourself now — free time is unlikely to happen accidentally. This could be as simple as taking time for a bath or a walk with a friend. If you’d like a sauna, massage, or other Infinity service give us a call and we’ll get you set up!

Speaking of self care, from now until the end of December every time you attend an Infinity yoga class you can enter to win free classes, specials on packages, free saunas and more.

You’ll notice we have some Holiday specials to help with both your own self care and your holiday shopping. Check them out below. And while you’re in the mood to shop, check out our Infinity shirts now for sale.

Finally, at the end of this newsletter you’ll find our holiday hours. Make sure you plan accordingly for your Infinity needs at the end of the month.

Specials Running Through the End of December

PEMF Packages only $90 for 6 sessions

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) is a way to recharge every cell in your body. Optimal cell function sees an increased capacity to take on nutrients and an increased ability to get rid of cellular waste.

 

 

$5 Coupon with every $50 spent on Gift Certificates!

 

 

 

 

Featured Products: Infinity Shirts

Black V-neck: $28.00
Gray Long-sleeved: $35.00
Teal Long-sleeved hoodies: $38.00

Holiday Hours

Monday Dec 23rd – Wednesday 25th

Closed

Thursday Dec 26th – Monday Dec 30th
Regularly scheduled hours

Tuesday Dec 31st

Closing at noon

Wednesday Jan 1st

Closed

Wellness News November 21st

The word Thankful spelled out in Autumn leaves

Hello Everyone,

Next week many of us are gathering with our families around tables brimming with larger-than-usual portions of delicious food we don’t usually eat. For those of us with food sensitivities, sometimes even the joy of seeing family can’t override the stress of negotiating these meals. We’re here for you.

Our goal is always to help you regain your ability to digest as many different kinds of foods as possible. To this end you’ll notice in this newsletter and in  Wellness News of Oct 28th we have featured different digestive enzymes that help with common food sensitivities. If you’re wondering which one of these to try consider booking an NRT session with Dr. Kristin or Sydney Swanson.

Sometimes all that’s needed is a new frame of mind to help us deal with the stress. In cases where reactions aren’t severe, and/or you have enzymatic help, consider just letting yourself enjoy your beautiful meal complete with a piece of pie. Remember, one of the worst things you can do for your digestion is clog it up with guilt!

Speaking of choosing enjoyment over stress, our featured service this week is massage therapy. While you’re booking booking your next appointment consider the people in your life who would love to receive a massage as a gift! We have gift certificates available for massage, sauna, yoga, and general use. Your holiday shopping could be really easy this year!

Notice our adjusted holiday hours below.

Featured Service: Massage

Here at Infinity we have three talented Massage Therapists on our team. Our therapists utilize classic restorative Swedish massage integrated with deep tissue and muscle release techniques to address therapeutic goals of softening adhesions, knots, and structural tension, while supporting muscular system health, skeletal alignment, and overall body wellness. Each therapist has a unique background that adds to their knowledge of the body and the therapeutic benefits of Massage Therapy.

Sharon Mansur is a Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Practitioner, CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner, Registered Somatic Movement Educator/ Therapist, and Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. Sharon is also a registered member of the International Somatic Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).

 

 

Laura Graybar graduated with an Associates Degree in Massage Therapy from Southeast Technical College here in Winona. Laura has her Baccalaureate Degree in the Science of Nursing, and has been practicing as a public health nurse.

Laura is currently in the office on alternating Tuesdays and her last day is next Tuesday Nov. 26th.

 

 

Evelyn Trulen believes in a therapeutic approach to enhance your state of well being. Evelyn knows massage benefits are vast and can help everyone. She graduated from the Minnesota State College Southeast massage program and is versed in Swedish, deep tissue, and relaxation techniques.

Evelyn is currently in the office Mondays, alternating Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

 

 

Featured Products: Digestive Complete and Digestive Complete

Digestive Complete is a nutritional supplement to help support healthy digestion and absorption of nutrients. Enzymes help break down proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids in the digestive system. Each nutrient category requires its own specific enzyme to break down and properly digest, so a broad-spectrum supplement is preferred for optimal healthy digestion. Digestive Complete also includes numerous complementary ingredients to further support healthy digestive function.
Digestive Vegetarian is a comprehensive blend of 11 non-animal derived enzymes that support proper digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, lactose, sucrose, cellulose, and maltose. Since each type of nutrient category requires their own specific enzyme to break down and properly digest, it is critical to use a broad spectrum supplement.

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Wednesday 11/27

8am- 12pm

Thursday 11/28

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday 11/29

10am-4pm
(appointments with Sharon and sauna only, no chiropractors in the office today)

Wellness News November 7th

Woman holding a needle in an acupuncture therapy

Hello Everyone,

It’s that time of year when everyone’s confirming their Thanksgiving Dinner plans and the holiday invites and obligations are rolling in. We ask you to remember to put your self care high on your lists and take time now to come up with a game plan for keeping yourself healthy and sane while your life gets busier.

To this end we have some great suggestions for you. Make sure you check out our events section below to learn more about our Yoga and Acupuncture event, as well as another free doTerra essential oils event, both designed to relieve your stress.

Also below, we have featured a short detox program in case you’d like to bolster your digestion and immune systems.

Featured Practitioner: Dr. Kristin Noble

Dr. Kristin Noble is a Chiropractic Physician, Acupuncturist, NRT Practitioner, and the owner of Infinity Wellness Center and Yoga Studio. Read more about her work in her own words.

I grew up in the Chicagoland area, and attended Winona State University where I majored in Biology and played on the softball team (2002-2006). After graduating from Winona State, I started at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA and received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010. I worked in two very successful practices in Iowa after graduating gaining a wealth of knowledge in chiropractic, sports injuries, nutrition, and acupuncture.  I am so happy to be back in this area, and to give back to the community and people that were such a large part of my wonderful experience here in Winona.  When I am not here at Infinity, you’ll find me busy keeping up with my 9-year-old daughter Zoey, and Siberian husky Tundra.  I also enjoy being active outdoors, sports, yoga, cooking, movies, and spending time with friends and family.

Featured Product: Dynamic Detox 10-Day Program

dynamic detox program

The Dynamic Detox 10-Day Program is a nutritional plan designed to support your body’s natural metabolic detoxification processes (which in turn encourage alkalinity) while providing ample fuel for both cleansing and other daily activities, thereby promoting overall well-being.
While many “detox” protocols are convoluted and hard to follow, this program features a step-by-step game plan for every day, including exactly what to eat, what to drink, and how to properly use Dynamic Detox and Detox Support capsules for optimal efficacy and results. The shakes you see pictured here are available in chocolate and vanilla flavors. There is also a 28-Day Program available.

Upcoming Events

DoTERRA Class: De-stress

When: Wednesday Nov. 13 at 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE, optional paid make and take

De-stress before the holidays with Emily! This is a FREE doTerra oil class to learn how to de-stress with essential oils. Emily will provide beneficial information as well as an optional paid make and take.

Yoga and Acupuncture

Yin Yang in navy and cream. The navy parts have an image of a lotus mandala peaking through. The background is in a light teal.When: Mon.day Nov. 18th,
5:30-7:30pm

Cost: $35 ($28 Infinity Member)
*space is limited, please call or stop in to pre-register. 507-453-7941

 

 

 

Dr. Kristin Noble and Elle Newman are teaming up to bring you an evening of gentle yoga and acupuncture designed to balance your body, mind, and spirit.

This is the perfect way to prepare yourself for the busyness of the Holidays. Beginners welcome to attend. If you’ve never practiced in our studio before please show up early to fill out a new short student waiver and talk to us about any health concerns you have.

Wellness News Oct 10th

Sunny Autumn day shot from the forrest floor. Bright leaves cover the bottom 1/4 of the image with tree trunks and light streaming in taking up the rest. The mood is warm and joyful about the season of change.

Hello Everyone,

Are you recovering from an injury? Do you have a chronic condition that keeps you out of the game? Make sure to learn more about Shellie Nelson, and check out our featured products: Ligaplex I and Ligaplex II. We want to make sure pain and injury doesn’t keep you from enjoying life!

This week we’re excited about a new service, Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF). PEMF therapy is a way to recharge every cell in your body, offering an increased capacity to take on nutrients and an increased ability to rid cells of cellular waste. Basically, in with the good and out with the bad. PEMF helps your body make the most out of all the good stuff you’re already doing for it.

We still have a few appointments open for Thermography scans so if you’re interested make sure you call our office soon. To read more about Safe Breast Screening Thermography, Basic Essential Oil Class, and an upcoming Yoga and Acupuncture event, check the events section below.

Featured Practitioner: Shellie Nelson

Certified Athletic Trainer

Shellie Nelson provides injury assessment and corrective exercises to help you return to your active lifestyle and athletic endeavors as quickly as possible. Her services can be a great complement to the care you’re already getting, helping you better understand how you can help yourself.

Make sure to watch this short video with some of Shellie’s clients explaining what their work with her was like and what they got from the experience.

Shellie Nelson is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and has advanced degrees in Human Performance and Leadership. Shellie has been providing healthcare to athletes and teaching Injury Recognition Rehabilitation, and Kinesiology in higher education for 35 years. Her unique teaching experiences, professional training, and ability to analyze human movement allow her to assist her clients with decreasing pain, while increasing strength and flexibility to allow more efficient and pain free movement.

Shellie offers sessions in Injury Assessment, Corrective Exercises, and Exercise sessions.

Featured Products: Ligaplex I and Ligaplex II

Ligaplex I is helpful for acute trauma such as athletic injuries – sprains, strains, and torn ligaments. It provides support for tissue repair as well as bringing down any swelling and inflammation.

 

 

 

Ligaplex II is for more chronic joint, ligament, and muscular/skeletal conditions such as bulging discs, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and repetitive stress disorder. It assists in the repair and rebuilding of muscle and is beneficial for geriatric and degenerative processes.

Upcoming Events

Safe Breast Screening Thermography

When: Oct. 14th and 15th
Where: Infinity Yoga Studio

 

PICTURE MY HEALTH will be doing Breast and Body screening with the Digital InfraRed Thermal Imaging Medical Camera.

This procedure is safe and has been cleared by the FDA since 1982!

Thermography can detect changes in the breast tissue 7-10 years earlier than a mammogram. All images are read by board certified Medical Doctors. No Radiation, No Breast Compression, No touching.

Find out more information and schedule your appointment today by calling 507-453-7941Only a few appointment openings remain.

Free doTERRA class: Basics of Essential Oils

When: Wednesday Oct. 23rd,
5:00 PM

Cost: FREE, optional paid make and take

 

 

 

Join Emily for a FREE doTERRA class on the basics of essential oils. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about where to start and how to use essential oils.

Yoga and Acupuncture

Yin Yang in navy and cream. The navy parts have an image of a lotus mandala peaking through. The background is in a light teal.When: Mon.day Nov. 18th,
5:30-7:30pm

Cost: $35 ($28 Infinity Member)
*space is limited

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kristin Noble and Elle Newman are teaming up to bring you an evening of gentle yoga and acupuncture designed to balance your body, mind, and spirit.

This is the perfect way to prepare yourself for the busyness of the Holidays. Beginners welcome to attend. If you’ve never practiced in our studio before please show up early to fill out a new short student waiver and talk to us about any health concerns you have.

Wellness News Sept 26th

young woman running in autumn park

Even non-athletes seem to be running around this time of year, fitting in every last bit of Autumn weather enjoyment. And we fully encourage you living life to your fullest!

We want to remind you to take time for your Safe Breast Screening Thermography appointment. They’re available October 14th and 15th, call the office to book an appointment or get questions answered. More information below.

Featured Practitioner: Dr. Robert S. Picchiotti

Chiropractic Physician

Did you know that Dr. Picciotti provides sport and school physicals?

Along with being a Chiropractic Physician who offers Dry Needling and ART, he’s also a NET (Neuro Emotional Testing) practitioner. Read his own words  to learn about his chiropractic practice and what he has to offer:

 

Upcoming Events

Safe Breast Screening Thermography

When: Oct. 14th and 15th
Where: Infinity Yoga Studio

 

PICTURE MY HEALTH will be doing Breast and Body screening with the Digital InfraRed Thermal Imaging Medical Camera.

This procedure is safe and has been cleared by the FDA since 1982!

Thermography can detect changes in the breast tissue 7-10 years earlier than a mammogram. All images are read by board certified Medical Doctors. No Radiation, No Breast Compression, No touching.

Find out more information and schedule your appointment today by calling 507-453-7941.

Infinity Wellness News Aug 8th

A stack of books, pencils, cup of coffee, and apple in the foreground. A backboard with math equations in the background. The words Back to School in the center. The colors are bright and modern while evoking nostalgia.

Wow this summer is flying by!

Have you scheduled your family’s back to school appointments yet? Make sure to call us soon to schedule your family day appointments with Dr. Picchiotti and NRT sessions with Sydney Swanson. Dr. Noble is already booked into September.

Exciting News: Infinity is in the running for “Best Chiropractor”

Infinity has been nominated for “Best Chiropractor” for the 2019 Best of Southern Minnesota Scene. Help us by voting now through Labor Day.

Click here and  find us under “Best Chiropractor.” Thanks!

 

Featured Service: Infinity Yoga Studio

Full bodied female yoga teacher lying in a restorative pose. She looks very comfortable and the feeling of the photo is very inviting. Did you know that practicing yoga and Qi Gong is an excellent way to keep yourself feeling well between appointments? Depending on your needs, we have a variety of classes and teachers. If you’re wondering what classes are right for you contact us to talk to Elle Newman, our Studio Manager.

Sign up for the Studio’s weekly newsletter  here.

Upcoming Events

Safe Breast Screening Thermography

When: Oct. 14th and 15th
Where: Infinity Yoga Studio

 

PICTURE MY HEALTH will be doing Breast and Body screening with the Digital InfraRed Thermal Imaging Medical Camera.

This procedure is safe and has been cleared by the FDA since 1982!

Thermography can detect changes in the breast tissue 7-10 years earlier than a mammogram. All images are read by board certified Medical Doctors. No Radiation, No Breast Compression, No touching.

Find out more information and schedule your appointment today by calling 507-453-7941.

Infinity Wellness News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello,

Thank you to everyone who checked out the Thermography sessions last week. As people left our office after their session, they each seemed very pleased and excited to find out their results. We so appreciate Cassie of Picture My Health for coming down from the cities to provide this service and we look forward to hosting her again in October. We’ve already set those dates for October 14 & 15 so if you’re curious and want to try it out, call the office to schedule.

Featured Service: Cupping

cupping therapy. You can see both the glass cups applied to a young woman's back and the marks they make when removed.

Did you know one of our massage therapists is certified in cupping therapy? Evelyn Trulen offers cupping in our office. This therapy is done with glass or silicone cups to create a vacuum of sorts on the skin and draw blood to the affected area to increase overall blood flow. It can be a very helpful addition to a traditional massage.

Cupping benefits: 
  • Pain relief
  • promotes circulation
  • can relieve tension in shoulders that causes headaches and migraines

Michael Phelps of the US is seen with a red cupping mark on his shoulder as he competes in the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 7, 2016. . REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler/File Photo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTSLTVJ

Yes, you may get some purple marks from the cupping, but remember when Michael Phelps made that cool back in 2016? Call to get more info or to schedule!

 

Featured Product: Dynamic Hydrate

Summer in Winona has really heated up and we’re excited to offer a new product at Infinity called Dynamic Hydrate to keep you hydrated this summer. Think of it as a healthier version of Gatorade that doesn’t have any artificial additives, colors or sugars. We are loving these new “Dynamic” products that NutriDyn is coming out with and are so happy to bring them to the office for you. Dynamic Hydrate conveniently comes in a to-go packet and a 30 serving canister so you can take it on the go or get a larger quantity if you love it.

Upcoming Events

Safe Breast Screening Thermography

When: Oct. 14th and 15th
Where: Infinity Yoga Studio

 

PICTURE MY HEALTH will be doing Breast and Body screening with the Digital InfraRed Thermal Imaging Medical Camera.

This procedure is safe and has been cleared by the FDA since 1982!

Thermography can detect changes in the breast tissue 7-10 years earlier than a mammogram. All images are read by board certified Medical Doctors. No Radiation, No Breast Compression, No touching.

Find out more information and schedule your appointment today by calling: 507-453-7941

Infinity News: 4th of July Hours and More!

 

Hi Everyone,

We are looking forward to grilling with family, playing in the sun, and taking time to enjoy the lushness of summer. Of course we also make plans to take care of ourselves. Perhaps the most important thing we can all do is to stay hydrated. We also are mindful of our skin’s exposure to the sun.  Check out the Environmental Working Group (EWG) guide to safe and effective sunscreen.

We have some great events coming up this month. The first is a free Pets and Pests doTerra class coming up on the 10th. Then on July 17th Infinity is offering a day of Safe Breast Screening, Thermography.  Thermography is a safe and effective way to detect changes in breast tissue and we’re excited to offer this important service. Right now we have one date scheduled on July 17th, you don’t want to miss it. Information about both of these events are below.

Make sure you check out our office hours below so you can stock up on any Infinity products you need.

Have a great week!

Upcoming Events

Pets and Pests doTerra Class

Join Emily Wehner for a FREE class on using essential oils for Pets & Pests!
When: Wednesday July 10 at 4:00 PM
Where: Infinity Yoga Studio – 119 West Third Street
Cost: FREE
Join Emily Wehner for a FREE class on using essential oils for Pets & Pests!

Safe Breast Screening Thermography

When: Wednesday July 17th 9:30-6:30pm
Where: Infinity Yoga Studio

 

PICTURE MY HEALTH will be doing Breast and Body screening with the Digital InfraRed Thermal Imaging Medical Camera.

This procedure is safe and has been cleared by the FDA since 1982!

Thermography can detect changes in the breast tissue 7-10 years earlier than a mammogram. All images are read by board certified Medical Doctors. No Radiation, No Breast Compression, No touching.

Find out more information and schedule your appointment today by calling: 507-453-7941

Office Hours July 2-5

Tuesday July 2nd
8am-7pm

Wednesday July 3rd
8am-7pm

Thursday July 4th
8am-12pm

Friday July 5th
Closed

 

Set Intentions and Begin (Again)

This week we will begin our Journey into Spring Series and all of my classes will have themes around Intentions and Beginning (Again).

It can be a challenge to bring a beginner’s mind to a practice you do regularly. Heck, part of the inspiration for this series was finding a way for me to organize my own practice and my teaching in a different way. I invite you to join me and be intentional about bringing a beginner’s openness back into your practice.

Here are a few questions that might help:

  • What assumptions do you bring to the mat and why? For instance, if you always opt out of a pose and do your own thing, what’s behind these choices? Are there health reasons, or are you perhaps limiting yourself?
  • When was the last time you felt inspired on the mat? What did that feel like? See if you can remember where in your body you felt inspired.
  • What are things you love about your current practice?
  • When does your practice get challenging?

On Monday and Wednesday you’ll have opportunities to set your own goals for yourself for the next 10 weeks. I’ll hand out cards for you to write them on; these are just for you. Bring them to class, set them up under your mat, keep them with you.

I invite you to use the opportunity to think about your life off your mat as well. What are the things you are passionate about drawing into your life?Where are areas that need some extra energy? Are there areas you are looking to transform? There’s a sanskrit word, sankulpa, which translates as “inner resolve.” While we can resolve to work towards anything we think we want, I have found it’s most effective to combine this with getting to know ourselves and learning to listen to what our hearts yearning. Friday and Saturday classes will end with guided meditations that can be helpful to form one’s own sankulpa.

Retreating into Softness by April Herndon

Over the last few years, my yoga practice has become much slower and more methodical because that’s what my body has needed as I continue to grapple with the ongoing effects of Lyme. On some days, I can still do any pose I like; on others, many poses simply aren’t available to me. Last weekend, I went to a yoga and meditation retreat knowing part of me still grieved what I often think of as my more “athletic” and “intense” practice that I’ve left behind.

I went to the retreat because I wanted to challenge myself to take the instructions I give to my students every Sunday evening but that I still find hard to take into my own practice: listen to your body; support it; let it be soft; honor the things it can do on the mat for this hour of this day, knowing that the body is different each time, and knowing that all bodies deserve honor, respect, and joy.

I wanted to reconnect with my body. I wanted to learn to approach it with care and softness and to appreciate it for what it is now rather than what it was or what I imagine it used to be.
Each day of the retreat brought a new lesson to me about the power of supporting and appreciating my body as it is. In one restorative pose, I used a prop for support because I realized I couldn’t stay in the pose without it; it was empowering to take that assistance—to momentarily cast away any hesitancy to care for my own body for fear that someone might think I was weak. I let myself just stay in the pose with the support, and when any feeling of hesitancy or fear arose, I let myself feel it and then exhale it away. As I did, my body became softer, and at the same time I felt stronger in my resolve to support and honor my body’s needs and capabilities.

Later in the weekend, during a meditation, deep sadness for the body and abilities I once had arose again. At that moment, I finally allowed myself to grieve the body I lived with and through before Lyme. Our culture doesn’t talk nearly enough about how changes to our bodies and abilities affect us. After living in a body that works and/or looks a certain way for so many years, a different body is an adjustment and can feel like a loss; it certainly did for me. I let myself weep soft and silent tears for the body I once lived with; I sat with the grief and let myself remember the poses I once loved but now aren’t a part of my regular practice and how my body felt before arthritis settled in my knees.

And as I sat, a deer came to the window of the retreat center and looked inside. Behind him, the sky was lit with stars, and the tips of his small antlers rose to meet a constellation. When the wind kicked up and the white birches behind him swayed, he turned to go back to the woods. As I watched him go, I found myself weeping tears of gratitude to be alive and to be sitting there to witness such a sight—grateful for the body that let me do that. At that moment, I began to truly reconnect with my body.

Each day of the retreat, I found an intensity in the stillness of restorative poses, meditation, and Yoga Nidra that we seldom talk about but which is no less powerful and no less deserving of our respect as that more “athletic” practice I had left behind. In fact, I found myself rethinking what it means to have an “intense” practice and recognizing the power and joy of staying long enough in a pose or an emotion to connect with my body, my feelings, and my precious breath. Intensity isn’t necessarily about the physical feat but more about what we bring to our practice, and I was finding my own kind of intensity as I reconnected with my body. Finally, I let myself explore where I am with an open mind instead of constantly focusing on where I once was. Although it may not have looked like much was going on as I stayed in stillness, my practice was no less intense than any other I’ve done in my life.

My hope is to bring what I experienced and learned at my retreat not only back to my own ongoing practice but back to my students. There is no doubt that there are many physical benefits to the supported and long-held stretches that restorative poses offer and the deep relaxed yogic sleeping of Yoga Nidra, but these practices and classes offer more than that. While restorative classes and Yoga Nidra don’t always look like other yoga classes because we are so often on our mats and supported by props, these are practices that build a different kind of strength in our muscles, emotions, and spirits. They help build the kind of strength that lets us be soft in and with our bodies, to relax the tense muscles we so often use to protect ourselves, and to be kind to ourselves. These classes offer their own kind of beautiful intensity.

When we simply stay with our breath and our bodies and let ourselves explore rather than running away or imagining our bodies to be different, there can be joy, lightness, and a deep comfort. We learn patience and acceptance for ourselves and our bodies when we just breathe and stay, and we take that outside the corners of our yoga mats and into our lives.
I know that yoga has transformed my life many times, and the stillness of restorative work and Yoga Nidra have taught me so much about myself recently. I was transformed again at the retreat when I realized all the wonderful things my body still allows me to do. I found so much more than yoga and meditation on that mat, and I hope the same for my students.

Theme for Elle’s classes week of Jan. 6th

Do you know Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese? It’s one of my favorites and it’s familiar lines run through my mind often during my practice. Especially the first stanza,

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.

Don’t you love it? You can find the whole poem here. The new year is a good time I think to practice letting the our soft animal body love what they love. While the world is telling us to be a new better version of ourselves, I dare you to practice loving yourself instead. Move in a way that is good for your body, in fact move in ways that your body loves.

 

Infinity Class Survey – This is the one that works!

Hi Everyone!

Thank you to every one who tried to fill this out already, some of you tried several times! You’re amazing and we really appreciate you!

It should be all working now, thank you in advance for taking the few minutes to fill it out. Your feedback is very important to all of us.

Much Love,

~Elle

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Are You Familiar with Dry Needling?

Has this cold weather got you feeling achey and chilly? Read below for some great ideas on reducing pain and warming up!

Dry Needling

Dry Needling can reduce pain and help restore normal muscle function and as such, is a natural extension of quality hands on therapy.

Read here, to learn more about Dry Needling and when it’s prescribed.

Far-Infrared Sauna

While for some of us, the heat alone is reason enough to book a sauna session, check out all these other reasons to give it a try.

Some benefits of Far-Infrared Sauna therapy can include:

  • Assisting detoxification
  • Promote muscle recovery and tension relief
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Treat chronic illnesses
  • Lower chronic pain
  • Improve heart function
  • Reduce stress

Read here for more information.

Contact Us to schedule a session.

 

 

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body,  relieves pain and dysfunction, and improves whole-body health and performance.

Through the end of the year, CranioSacral Therapy is just $40!

Meet our Practitioners:

Laura Graybar: Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner

Sharon Mansur: Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Practitioner, Somatic Educator, Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner

and Sydney Swanson: Office Manager, Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner

Continue reading “CranioSacral Therapy”