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Planets and Poses: An Evening Of Alignment

Planets and Poses: An Evening Of Alignment

Friday October 26th 6:30pm-8:30pm Join Nancy Palomo, 200 RYT and Astrology Enthusiast, for an evening of discovery. Find gentle stretches and restorative poses to connect with the current planetary alignments. The class will begin with participants receiving their personal birth chart. There will be a short discussion on current cosmic influences and guidance on locating those planets in your birth chart A guided meditation wilI begin your journey to explore how current planetary positions are influencing your life. Then we will move through a series of restorative poses that will help you navigate those planetary influences. We will end the evening with Community time to share our experiences.

Cost: $30
Prairie Sunshine Yoga & Wellness Studio
960 Harris Rd #2A, Grayslake, IL 60030
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*Registered students need to send an email at least a week in advance to containing info on their birthdate, time of birth, and location in order to receive a birth chart.*

Nancy is a licensed massage therapist. In 2009, she took her very first yoga class at Prairie Sunshine and quickly recognized the benefits that it could bring to both herself and her clients. She attended teacher training in 2010 and is a 200 hour registered yoga instructor, incorporating yoga into her massage therapy practice. Since 1993, Nancy has been certified in pregnancy massage and is now teaching prenatal yoga to offerwomen the opportunity to continue yoga during their pregnancy, manage the changes occurring in their bodies, and prepare for child birth.

A Note on Our Website Security

We would like to take a moment to advise you, our massage therapy website users, to the security updates that we have implemented in our website. We value your business and wish to keep you and your information safe at all times while visiting our massage clinic or surfing this website. This blog post explains ‘s security features and how they benefit you.

SSL or Secure Socket Layer
To explain it simply an SSL encrypts or encodes the information you enter into Similar to the security features of your banks website the SSL will keep your information private so feel free to fill out our contact forms and surveys. You can tell the SSL is working by the padlock that is visible in the URL bar of your browser window.

SiteLock Website Security Scanner
Every 24 hours all of our website files are scanned to look for malicious code. In the rare case that malicious code found its way into our website our professional development team will be alerted immediately and the site will be patched automatically. You will notice an Icon in the lower right corner of your screen that will assure you that our site has passed inspection that day.

With that we invite you to read through our pages, contact us with confidence and purchase gift certificates with ease online. Should you have any questions please Contact Us and we will respond within 24 hours.

Thank you again for your continued support, Enjoy your Massage!

~ Wellness Abounds Development Team

Building Strong Foundations for Health

When I let go of what I am, I become what I  might be. ~ Lao Tzu
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~ Lao Tzu
I am often surprised how people look over the most basic things able to support their well-being. The most common things people would benefit from incorporating into their life are rest, water, and deep breathing.
Rest is important for many reasons. The body restores itself during sleep. If you are not sleeping enough or sleeping soundly your body does not have the opportunity to restore and heal. Practice good sleep hygiene by going to bed at the same time each night. Avoid eating, exercising, or consuming caffeine too close to your bedtime. While you are drifting off to sleep, turn off all electronics, focus on your breath, let go of concerns from your day, and avoid thinking about tomorrow’s schedule. Let your sleep time be truly restorative.
Water composes 50-65% of the average human body. Mental performance and physical coordination becomes impaired as the body becomes dehydrated. Dehydration has already begun before thirst occurs. The recommended water intake to avoid dehydration is half your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 150 lbs you should drink 75 ounces of water per day.
Breathing is automatic so people rarely give any thought to the quality of their breath. I frequently see people with shallow breathing patterns. Shallow breathing patterns do not allow the respiratory muscles to go through their full range of motion, which sets up patterns of muscle restriction in the upper body. Deep breathing can promote a sense of calm and release stress and anxiety. Oxygen to the muscle is essential to their healthy function.
I encourage everyone to look for ways to stay healthy and to start with those things that are simple and free. If you start with a well rested, hydrated body, and use your breath to enhance your health, you will have a strong foundation on which to incorporate
additional wellness strategies. There is a profound sense of empowerment that comes from taking steps to create routines that support good health. Looking to others to restore and maintain your health will never replace the benefits of making good choices in your daily habits.

Visit the New Location

Wellness Abounds has moved deeper into the heart of Grayslake to the corner of  Atkinson Dr and Center St. . We are proud to share space with the Arnold Family Chiropractic Clinic and look forward to offering package specials and discounted pricing on massage. Along with the new massage therapy treatment center be on the lookout for our new website!