Abs, Core, & Pelvic Floor
WEEK 1 – anatomy, anti- inflammatory diet, gut health, ab exercises
WEEK 2 – 45 min yoga practice, ab exercises
WEEK 3 – meditation, safe poses for yoga, ab exercises
WEEK 4 – check in what worked, follow up questions, ab exercises
Diane Parks is a nurse practitioner, has achieved extensive experience in health care for over 30 years. While being a strong patient advocate, she has continually undergone advanced training to complement and expand her practice beyond the confines of traditional medicine. While working for many years in an ob/gyn office, she became acutely aware of the importance of sexual dysfunction as a major concern for many women and their partners, and recognized the discomfort most gynecologists had in dealing with these issues due in a large part to the limited amount of expertise garnered through their training programs. Sexual wellness was not a priority and therefore not emphasized as an important adjunct of gynecological education in most schools. something taught in most medical or nursing schools, she the limited amount of expertise returned to school to become certified in sexual counseling.
Additionally, Diane is determined to offer the most cutting edged, yet well researched treatment modalities to prevent illness, optimize wellness by reversing or reducing chronic illness, and fight the aging process! She completed a two-year program through the prestigious Institute of Functional Medicine and is now a certified functional medicine practitioner. This organization is responsible for bringing to the Cleveland Clinic a new functional medicine division recognizing the tremendous importance of this new way of thinking about health care. Finally, as lifelong learning is a passion she recently has trained with Dr. Dale Bredesen on his protocol for reversing cognitive decline. He is a well-respected physician and scientist as well as the head of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Since Alzheimer’s and cognitive dysfunction are probably the number one concerns for so many people, this is an especially relevant component of her practice. In addition to the above areas of practice, Diane also has extensive experience in bioidentical hormone therapy, including sex hormones, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction, GI health, biotoxin or mold illness and neurotransmitter testing for mood disorders.
Education and credentials:
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
- AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor
- Certified Nurse Midwife
- Certified First Line Therapy – Lifestyle Medicine
- Certified in Neurotransmitter Evaluation and Treatment
- Certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine
- Certified practitioner for the Bredesen Protocol for reversing cognitive decline
$150 for the full 4 week course, includes handouts with ab exercises, and Q&A session with a Nutrition Counselor & a Certified Nurse Practitioner.
The Art of Yogic Speech
Speech is powerful. Is yours aligned with what is true and beneficial? In the current, tense political climate where unfriending is not uncommon, everyone could use some guidance around ethical speech. Drawing from yoga traditions and world religions, this class focuses on how to achieve clarity and maintain dignity and mutual respect during in-person and social media communications on sensitive, charged topics. Includes lecture, discussion, personal reflection, and small group exercises. Cultivate the art of yogic speech to help repair our world!
Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D. has taught Sanskrit, history, ethics, and philosophies of yoga since the 1990s. She draws from doctoral training at UC Santa Barbara and in India, and twenty years of yoga practice to design courses such as Embodying Sounds of Sanskrit, Yoga Through the Ages, and The Art of Yogic Speech. She has taught at UC Riverside, Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, and Queens University of Charlotte. As Creator of Sanskrit Revolution, she teaches nationally at studios, teacher trainings, conferences & festivals. Marcy’s goal is to enhance people’s practice and further professionalize instructors by illuminating the fascinating language and culture of yoga. sanskritrevolution.com
*$25 re-registration or $30 day of registration fee includes a handout and list of books, articles, and videos for continued learning. You may wish to bring a journal. CEUs for RYTs.