Insurance coverage

If your insurance is a FSA or Flexible Savings Account alternative healing techniques including Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki are eligible for reimbursement.  Below are some excerpts from The FSA Store:

Alternative healer reimbursement is eligible with a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) from a physician with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Alternative healer reimbursement is not eligible with a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA). 

When is alternative healer reimbursement eligible?

The disciplines that are embraced by alternative healers are not always thought of as legitimate by mainstream physicians, but if one of these treatments could prove useful in a treatment plan for a specific medical condition, a physician can produce a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) for FSA, HSA or HRA reimbursement. This letter must outline how alternative healers will be used to alleviate the issue and how long their treatments will last. If these treatments will last longer than the current plan year, another LMN will have to be provided to the benefits administrator to cover the duration of the treatment.

Check with your insurance provider for details specific to your insurance plan.

Here’s to your health.


Business Success

Business Success
Successful CEO’s

Have you read the stories?  The stories of successful business CEO’s engaging in meditation and mindfulness.  The benefits of Mindfulness Meditation are well documented.

Business Benefits

With our program benefits of increased health (fewer sick days), increased happiness and productivity translate directly to increased profits. Also, the healthier and happier the employees the healthier and happier the company.  Makes sense to bring this cost effective technique of Mindfulness Meditation to the business world.  To your business and employees.

CEO’s Know Success

Take the cue from corporations who already have programs for increasing productivity and profits with Mindfulness Meditation, for instance…

Fourteen Executives who Swear by Meditation

Successful Early Risers

The Next Success Story

Are you the Next Big Success Story?  Contact me to bring Mindfulness Meditation to your business.  Confidential, compassionate and flexible schedules are available to suit your individual and group needs.

The Stress Connection

Feeling overwhelmed, tired and stressed. Stress creeps up little by little. So slowly that you may never even notice the effects. Stress continues to build to a boiling point, a crescendo. This is how we lose ourselves. We live outside ourselves. We become the to do list. Slowly our life force energy begins to diminish and dis-ease may set in and take hold. Inflammation overtakes our immune system.

From the article: How stress influences disease: Study reveals inflammation as the culprit

A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Sheldon Cohen has found that chronic psychological stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research shows for the first time that the effects of psychological stress on the body’s ability to regulate inflammation can promote the development and progression of disease.

“Inflammation is partly regulated by the hormone cortisol and when cortisol is not allowed to serve this function, inflammation can get out of control,” said Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology within CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Cohen argued that prolonged stress alters the effectiveness of cortisol to regulate the inflammatory response because it decreases tissue sensitivity to the hormone. Specifically, immune cells become insensitive to cortisol’s regulatory effect. In turn, runaway inflammation is thought to promote the development and progression of many diseases.”

Now the good news. Yoga Nidra, the Yoga of Sleep, is a guided meditation which allows the mind to rest and the body to heal. Be guided to less stress and better health. Yoga Nidra reduces the stress hormone cortisol and at the same time increases the good hormones melatonin, serotonin, dopamine and gabba. Melatonin helps you sleep better. Serotonin is the I can handle anything hormone. Dopamine is the I feel good hormone. Gabba gives you a natural face lift and makes your skin glow. So you sleep better, can handle life better, feel good and look good!

Yoga Nidra is a gentle practice which leaves you feeling well rested, relaxed and ready to take on the world with clarity, compassion and a sense of accomplishment.

The End is Near

I know it is.  The end of 2015 is coming swiftly to a close.  Take a  moment to think about the year in review.  Are you happy to see 2015 come to an end?  Are you looking forward to 2016?  Are you living in the moment?  Does any of that really matter to you?

Breathe…just breathe.  How often have you heard that this year?  It is helpful to breathe and live in the moment.  It stops us from lamenting about the past and expecting too much from the future.  Living in the moment keeps us in the center of right now.  All we really have is right now. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow …well, do we really know what tomorrow will bring?  We don’t know what tomorrow will bring until tomorrow becomes today..right now.

One of my greatest teachers, Stuart Rice, would always say to me “don’t panic”.  Kind of our catch phrase.  Kind of funny…panic is so common among so many of us.  Especially the “us” who don’t live in the present moment.  The “us” who live in the past and in anticipation of the future.  The us who forget to just breathe and enjoy being here, now.  I am guilty.

I am also grateful.  Grateful for so many reminders on Facebook.  Grateful for so many opportunities in life to panic.  Grateful for friends who remind me “don’t panic”.  Even the most experienced guru’s are still living a human experience.  We all need gentle reminders to be mindful of the moment we are in right now, and stay in this moment, this present moment.

It is all an illusion.  Just breathe.




Sleep Yoga


Yoga Nidra
Yoga of Sleep

What is the Yoga of Sleep?

Sleep Yoga or Yoga Nidra is a form of yoga meditation which allows the mind to rest and the body to heal.  Nidra translates to sleep.  While in a comfortable position either supine or seated, I will guide you deeper and deeper into a meditative state of relaxation.

The beauty of this type of meditation is anyone can do it.  It doesn’t take years of practice “stilling” the mind.  Your mind is occupied by listening to my guidance which takes you to a place of stillness.  It allows your “monkey mind” to rest.  You become the observer of the thoughts and not the thoughts.

Yoga Nidra the Yoga of Sleep is the easy way to meditate and reach the same benefits as all meditation only quicker.  The benefits of meditation are many.  If you are looking to sleep better, be happier, look great and increase your memory and brain functions, and who isn’t?  Then lay down and relax and let me guide you through the Yoga of Sleep.

Check out the Yoga Sleep Store for MP3 Downloads and CDs for the Best Rest and the Calendar for a Yoga Nidra class.