Our NEW Newsletter- September 2012- Relax, nurture yourself!

Our NEW Newsletter- September 2012- Relax, nurture yourself!

Volume 1

We are changing our newsletter!! We want to provide you with more information that will help you in your life every time you open it. So, even if you can’t come to Morning Crane, our newsletter is going to give you information that will support you in your healing and your life. We welcome any suggestions or feedback to make this more informative for you.

Remember, Morning Crane Healing Arts and Fitness Center is dedicated to increasing the health awareness of all. We want to provide you with healing on every level of your being: physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual. The root meaning of the word “heal” means “holy” and “wholeness”, so HEALING is coming into your Holy Wholeness, whatever that means for you. To facilitate your increased awareness, we have a variety of doorways and possibilities for you, with highly skilled healers and teachers to support your journey, in your choice of disciplines and approaches and styles of working:

Chris Shelton, MQT – CEO, Medical Qi Gong and Sifu (teacher) of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and Cardio Kickboxing

Parisa Shelton, FAFS – COO, Personal Training, Pilates Instructor, TRX training

Kari Knapstad, L.Ac. – Acupuncturist, Cranial Sacral, and Nampudripad Allergy Elimination Technique Practitioner

Katheryne Tobin-James – Certified Massage Therapist

Maggi Quinlan, Ph.D. – Spiritual Counseling, Transformational Guidance

Marika Berman – Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

Kim Allen – Sifu of Qigong, Tai Chi, and Mindful Meditation

May Torres – Certified Massage Therapist and Bellydance instructor

Ajanae Edwards – Pilates and Dance Instructor

Dawn Trump – Pilates Instructor

Tammi Rose – Pilates Instructor

Lulu O’Miley Shelton – Mental Health Companion

Click here to see detailed staff profiles. We are here to help you experience the best of your life. Whether you are inspired to make your body stronger and more fit, heal from disease or imbalance in the physical body, increase your energy level or transform your life in general, we have people who can support you in that journey. That is why we are so unique, because as the Healing Arts and Fitness Center, all of your needs can get met under one roof. We offer classes, practices and teachings on many subjects to help you develop your awareness on all levels. This makes your life easier, with less stress, and more fun!


SEASONAL GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION As we move into Fall, it is a time of Harvest in both the inner and outer worlds. Look at what you wanted to create in Life, see what you have managed to manifest, and what is left undone that needs your attention. Notice the changes in your life, who has stayed and who has arrived, who has moved away physically or emotionally. As we move towards the Fall Equinox on September 22, it is a time to become aware of the balance or notice the imbalances in your life. The Equinox is a time when light and dark are equal, preparing us for Winter and moving into the dark time of the year. This is a time to prepare to slow down, find a new rhythm, get to know yourself better, discover more of your gifts and how they want to come out into the world.

Fall is a good time to begin simple rituals to anchor this changing energy in our lives. Take time to reflect and offer gratitude for what is working in your life, in order to know what energy you want to support and grow. Also it is just as important to acknowledge what is not working for you. Make life adjustments that are needed in your outer situations or relationships, as well as inner attitudes and beliefs, in order to bring better balance and harmony to your life. Chris Shelton’s brand new Center & Balance Meditation CD is a great way to slow down and turn inward, helping to balance and increase your energy. Maggi Quinlan can also help you to look at what wants to develop in the coming year and support you in learning how to consciously grow those new elements in your life.

Physically, we move out of the Fire Element of Summer and transition into the Earth Element. To support this change Chinese Medicine encourages us to pay attention the Earth Element by nurturing your Stomach and Spleen. NOW is the time to nurture your stomach by eating more yellow fruits and vegetables. Yams, butternut squash, and bananas are some of the recommended foods. Avoid eating on the go; take the time to sit and relax and stay in the present. Call Kari Knapstad for some relaxing Cranial Sacral work or have a Therapeutic Massage with Katheryne Tobin-James to nurture your stomach and spleen.


Upcoming Workshops:

Core Awareness with Liz Koch, September 28-30th.

The workshop is open to everyone and focuses on the Psoas (pronounced “so-az”) muscle. Call 408.391.2846 for details. Certification Hours: 12 NCBTMB Liz Koch is an international somatic educator, and creator of Core Awareness focusing on developing human potential. She is a the author of “The Psoas Book”, “Unraveling Scoliosis CD, Core Awareness”, “Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance”, and the “Psoas & Back Pain”

Chinese Face Reading (Class 1) with Chris Shelton Saturday October 6, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Discover the secrets of the face. Topics covered in class 1 include:
• Water Traits
• Facial Geometry
• Facial zones; tell if a person makes decisions based upon practicality, gut instinct or thinking about it logically.

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain with Kimberly Allen, Tuesdays October 2-30, 7:15-9pm.

This 5 week course in mindful meditation focuses on issues encountered when living with chronic pain. Create a healthy relationship with your body and mind, and discover an internal resource-mindfulness- to support all avenues of your life.Using guided meditation, instructions, and dialogue, we will cultivate mindfulness, establish daily a mediation practice and highlight balanced awareness. Small-group format. Click here to register

CLASSES with Maggi Quinlan, Ph.D. continuing our discovery of Consciousness

Thursdays 6:45 to 8:45 pm, $20 each. Space is limited, advanced registration required.

EMOTIONS: What They Tell Us About Ourselves Thursday, October 11 – Emotions are how our Spirit communicates with us. They tell us who we are, and what is happening in any given moment. But we are not encouraged to feel or given enough instruction to develop our emotional mastery. When we learn how to listen to the deep wisdom our emotions hold, we allow them to provide the powerful guidance they contain. This class will begin developing that skill and will deepen in successive weeks as we dive into individual emotions.

ANGER: The Emotion of Protection Thursday, October 18, – This is one of the most misused and misunderstood emotions in our lives and society. Learn how to listen more deeply for the information and guidance this powerful emotion is trying to teach you. Stop being afraid of your anger and learn to use it as a guiding force.

FEAR: The Emotion of Survival Thursday October 25 – We are taught to ignore Fear, and yet our world pummels us with it constantly. This makes listening to this primary emotion very difficult. Learn how to discern what is imposed fear, and what is your Wisdom Fear guiding you into the safety of your Life.


Introducing our new Center and Balance Meditation CD by Chris Shelton This audio meditation is focused on strengthening your kidneys. Get ready to become tuned-in what is going on inside your body! You can order the Center and Balance Meditation CD by clicking here or picking one up at Morning Crane. The cost for the CD $11.99. You can also download it from iTunes Store, by typing in Chris Shelton in the search bar.

Dedicated to increasing the awareness of all people.

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Love & gratitude,

-Chris & Parisa Shelton