Holistic Health Options; Yoga, Healing Touch and Stress Reduction
Welcome to Holistic Health Options Paynesville MN
At Holistic Health Options my goal is to empower you to improve your health by improving your lifestyle through the use of stress reduction techniques, yoga, strength and core training, and Healing Touch.
Make this the day you choose to take control of your health. Namaste Dana
"You must be the Change you wish to see in the World" Mahatma Ghandi
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I have spent the last 12 years studying Yoga, Stress Reduction and Meditation, Healing Touch, and Strength training and Core Strengthening. I have found these things to be instrumental in maintaining my health and wellbeing. It is my hope that by sharing what I have learned with others they too can move toward a healthier and happier lifestyle.
At Holistic Health Options, I offer you a choice of classes or individual instruction. As you move through my site you will find options such as yoga classes from Astanga yoga to Gentle Yoga, Stress Reduction and Meditation classes and individual instruction, Healing Touch Level one and two classes, and Healing touch therapy sessions, as well as Strength training and Core Strengthening individual instruction and classes. It is my goal to approach the body, mind and spirit offering a healthier lifestyle from a holistic point of view.
New Class! Starting March 13th 9:00 AM Chair Yoga!! This will be a good class for anyone who would love to get the benefits of yoga, but a regular or even gentle class is just too strenuous. Or perhaps transitioning from being on the mat to standing, or balance is a problem. We will do everything seated in a chair, or supported by the chair. The class will run from 9-10 and the cost will be $48 for a six week session, or $9 a time. Contact me if you would like to sign up for this class at email@example.com or 320-266-5476
Reminder!! We are still meeting for Meditation as listed below!! We would love to have you join us!
Meditation Circle begins November 2, 12:10-12:30. We will meet for 20 minutes Tuesday, and Thursday. If you would like more clarity of mind, relief from stress, and more focus....join us. For more information call Dana at 320-266-5476, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will have the option to register with me by email or print registration forms for some of the classes and send them to me.
I encourage you to email me with questions or comments... I will bring to you the best I have to offer. Thank you for your interest.......... Dana
GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOGA CLASSES AND HEALING TOUCH SESSIONS. CONTACT DANA @ email@example.com for more information. I can now take Credit Cards so call me at 320-266-5476 if you would like to take advantage of this payment method.
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love" mother theresa
Below you will find quotes and stories from people who have attended classes or received Healing Touch treatments. I offer these so that you can see how real people have benefited from these practices and therapies. Namaste` Dana
As a beginner to yoga having only attended two classes in years past, I could not have been more pleased with my experience with Dana at Holistic Health Options! Dana and my other classmates could not have been more welcoming and supportive to my yoga practice. I never once felt intimidated or as though I was unable to keep up with those advanced yogis :). Thank you Dana and my classmates for the incredible experience as I now go regularly because I love it!
" I got up early one summer morning to re-stain a very large wooden
deck that had just been sanded. The only way to do a good job was to
paint on the stain and wipe the excess off with rags. The weather
conditions were perfect so I worked the whole day, stopping only for a
quick lunch break. I finished 12 hours later, just in time for my
yoga class with Dana Spates. I was the only one who came that night
so I asked Dana not to do poses that required weight bearing on my
hands because they were red, sore, and swollen. At the end of each
class we always do a Final Relaxation, lying on our backs for 5
minutes with the lights off. Dana gives a mini shoulder, neck, and
head massage at this time. I was unaware of the fact that she also
did healing touch on my hands after the massage. When it was over I
said I was so glad I came for yoga because my hands felt wonderful.
That's when Dana told me she'd done healing touch and could feel the
heat as she did it. I was amazed that healing touch had the power to
work even when the recipient was unaware it was being done. Dana had
helped my daughter previously with a wrist injury and my husband who'd
twisted his leg. There are no risks or side effects from this type of
cure(treatment). I'd recommend it to anyone." Kathleen Ziegler
I feel fortunate to be able to participate in Yoga right here in Paynesville with a talented and understanding instructor. I feel bad when I need to miss sessions because Yoga does help me feel more firm and agile even if I'd make a poor "Heron".
Yoga classes help me physically and mentally. I find that both my
body and my mind benefit from each session of yoga that I attend.
Stress levels and relaxed feelings are an added reward from all those
I love my yoga class on Monday nights. It is my "me" time, I know that for an hour and a half I have the pleasure of peace while working on my strength and inner balance. Staying flexible is important to me, I am a dairy farmer and keeping my muscles toned and lose really helps with all that I do on a daily basis.
I have taken many of Dana's classes and am a regular at yoga. Both are a main stays in my my wellness and well being. I often come from a busy difficult day at work with a headache and fatigue, after yoga I feel better mentally and physically. Sometimes I say my practice keeps my head connected to my body.
Yoga has been practiced for 5,000 years, so not much is new. However,
it is difficult to do yoga correctly on your own. I take classes 4
times a week (and would do it daily if Dana had time) because the yoga
"poses" need an instructor to sometimes make subtle adjustments on
some of us for good alignment. Dana stresses that we "listen to our
bodies" as they tell us what's right for us to do today. Yoga helps
us develop more sensitivity to our bodies. Yoga stresses relaxation
and steady breathing (which Dana constantly reminds us to do) as we
slowly stretch into our postures. We hold the pose, but not the breath.
Dana has a variety of "props" to assist us as we learn to do the yoga
practice correctly, to prevent any soreness, which comes from doing it
incorrectly, or going too far. We don't "go for the burn". Yoga
isn't a program for losing weight or building up muscle. Rather it
tones the body and strengthens our core muscles in particular. I find
yoga to be very therapeudic and know it helps to keep me limber enough
to do various activities (such as gardening or skating) with ease. At
70, I'm blessed with the gifts that come with aging, such as
arthritis, spinal stenosis, sciatica, etc. Yoga is better than any
medicine for my bodily aches and pains Many of us come into class
feeling stress, some stiffness, soreness or with a headache, and leave
feeling great. Yoga makes us feel rejuvenated rather than tired.
That's probably why the morning session has the best attendance! Dana
is so dedicated to yoga that even when I'm the only one who makes it
to a class because of the weather or just being too busy, she wouldn't
think of taking short cuts or canceling.
No one "competes" in yoga or takes much notice of what others are
doing. The focus is inward. New-comers get more attention from Dana
but from no one else. We have relaxing background music as we
concentrate on our breathing and poses. But we also have a laugh or
two now and then. At the end of yoga, we relax for 10 minutes in
darkness to allow the benefits of yoga to take effect in our bodies.
At this time Dana most often does individual head and shoulder
massages for those who want them. We meditate on being in harmony
with the world and everything in it. The words we say put us in touch
with our spirituality, but they do not in any way compromise any
religious beliefs we have. If you want more "balance" in your life, I
strongly encourage you to try yoga with Dana Spates!
Dana Spates, RYT500, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer 320-266-5476, Paynesville MN, firstname.lastname@example.org