Healthy Living Community Starting July 6th, 2020

Get support and have fun reaching your health goals!

Want to boost energy, balance your weight, and be part of a healthy living community?  It’s an opportunity to help you reach your goals, stay focused on your nutrition regimen, feel motivated, get your questions answered and increase your likelihood of success! It will also be fun and give you a sense of accomplishment.

Starting July 6th, I will be running a 3 week group to help you kick-start your health and well-being. You can join anytime during the 3 weeks. The group will include a private facebook page and a weekly zoom check-in event. We will be focusing on eating better and creating healthy habits, with lots of tips and recipes to help you easily follow this program. To make it easy to stay on track, we also will be drinking one delicious all natural low glycemic plant based smoothie a day which is a great vehicle to boost your energy, get additional veggies into your diet, and build muscle and burn fat!

Join with a friend or spouse and double your fun as my group shares health tips, recipes, and easy ways to get moving toward a healthier routine. Especially now, when we’re all craving community, being part of a group with others who are striving to be healthier and positive may be just what you need to start the summer off right. Register soon to get your 30 day healthy meal plan guide.

For more information about the program, contact Renee at (914) 763-9107 or email [email protected]


Best Nutrients for Optimal Skin Protection

Wanna nourish your skin from the inside out? Here are the nutrients I recommend and best dietary sources.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A can treat skin conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, wounds, burns, and sunburn. DIETARY SOURCES: liver, egg yolks.
Plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell Division, has anti-inflammatory effects, and protects against UV radiation.
DIETARY SOURCES: red meat such as beef and lamb, and seafood such as oysters, scallops, and other shellfish are the highest animal sources of zinc. Plant foods such as pumpkin seeds and other nuts can also be high in zinc as well, but are less bioavailable.
Vitamin C
Plays a crucial role in the regulation of the structural protein collagen, which is necessary for the extracellular stability of the skin.Vitamin C contributes to better skin appearance and less skin wrinkling. May also help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photo-damage by acting as an antioxidant.
DIETARY SOURCES: bell peppers, guava, dark leafy greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kiwi, citrus fruits, strawberries, and parsley are high in vitamin C.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Helps regulate the bodies inflammation levels where too much can cause skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and rosacea. Omega-3 fatty acids have been demonstrated to inhibit inflammation in the skin caused by UV radiation, and may even reduce the risk of skin cancer.
DIETARY SOURCES: Cold water fatty fish such as sardines, salmon, mackerel, tuna, anchovies, and black cod. Walnuts and flax seed.
Probiotics influence systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, glycemic control, which may have important implications in skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis.
DIETARY SOURCES: fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, and kefir in your regular diet.
Vitamin E
Acts as an Important protective factor on the skin’s surface. Vitamin E is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, defending the skin against free radicals, prevents inflammatory damage from sun exposure, helping to reduce the aging and skin cancer risk from excessive UV radiation.
DIETARY SOURCES: soybean, canola, corn, and other vegetable oils. Spinach, turnip greens, chard, sunflower seeds, almonds, bell peppers, asparagus, collards, kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. Olive oil contains a moderate amount of vitamin E as well.
Good news, these are similiar to my list for building a strong immunity!
So taking a good multi vitamin and mineral pack with enough A, C, E, and Zinc and a probiotic and fish oil will protect your skin and boost immunity too. For info on my favorite supplement pack, click here

Online Restorative Yoga June 28th, 3-4:15

Restorative yoga is for anyone who would like to relax & renew. No prior yoga experience  is needed. You will be guided into restorative poses using props you have at home to make you comfortable in a completely supportive environment for total relaxation.

The restorative sequences will:

  • Help your spine and open tight hips, hamstrings & shoulders
  • Detoxify and strengthen your organs, and Improve focus & energy
  • Decease stress, anxiety, depression & pain
  • Enhance your body’s ability to heal itself
  • Bring balance to body, mind, & spirit

In addition to the restorative sequences there will be

  • Pranayama breath work
  • Light stretching
  • Yoga Nidra practice – A guided deep relaxation to help you quiet your mind and melt away

Questions for Renee: (914) 763-9107

3-4:15 PM, $15, online via zoom

Call (914)763-9107 or email at [email protected] to reserve your spot! Payment with Venmo, Zelle, or  Paypal. Have your yoga mat or something else to lie down on, a couple of pillows, blanket and yoga blocks if you have them.  The last class for the summer is June 28th, resuming the beginning of September.




Cleanse Online Group Program Starting July 6th

Improve your health with an integrated 21-day detoxification program offered by Total Wellness and the Center for Health and Healing.

Building Resilience in Times of Turmoil

Welcome to my 6 week zoom class meeting Wednesday, April 1- May 6 from 12-1 PM. Each week we will discuss different yogic principles to live by. The classes will include grounding, de-stressing, teachings, sharing, and group healing. You will leave feeling empowered, strong, and at peace. Some of the topics we will discuss include:

  • Presence
  • Gratitude
  • Attitude
  • Daily Practices
  • Self-reflection
  • Surrender

The program investment is $120 for all 6 classes, or $25 for each class attended separately if there is space available. Classes will be recorded and sent to participants if you miss it or want to watch again. Payment is through Venmo, Paypal or Zelle. Contact Renee at (914) 763-9107 or [email protected] for more information or to enroll.

Is the radish a super food?

There are always new super foods popping up. We haven’t heard much about the radish. Here are some of it’s vast benefits:

  1. Low in calories, 1/2 cup is approximately 12 calories.
  2. Packed with potassium and other vitamins and minerals.
  3. High in fiber which helps fill you up so you eat less at a meal. Fiber also helps with constipation and may lower LDL, the bad cholesterol as well as balance blood sugar if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic.
  4. Contains isothiocynatates, a compound that may be effective against preventing some cancers.
  5. Has a decent amount of Vitamin C which can boost the immune system and improve collagen production which helps the skin and builds cartilage which can help with arthritis.
  6. They contain  anti-inflammatory flavonoids that are cardio protective as well as gut healing. Their anti-bacterial and anti-yeast properties and may help with ulcers.
  7. Good for the liver and detoxification.
  8. They taste good, and can be enjoyed in salads, as a juice, or to a sandwich for extra crunch!

Reiki 2 Class – March 28, 1-5

Reiki 2 Class – March 28, 1-5 PM

This class will advance your intuitive knowledge and ability to heal yourself and others. The class will start with a review from Reiki 1 and delve deeper into the ancient art of Reiki including the following advanced techniques:

    • Learning and using Reiki symbols for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing
    • Distance healing to send Reiki to anyone anywhere in the world
    • Methods to clear old habits and muscle memories that don’t serve you
    • Chakra balancing techniques
    • Rooting to balance and protect yourself from negative energy and people
    • Hands on practice to help you solidify the teachings

Limited Space: Call 914 763-9107 to Register

Class investment: $250, includes all class materials, snacks, and attunement

Reiki Shares, October 30, 5-6:30

I am starting ongoing monthly Reiki shares for anyone who is a Reiki I practitioner or higher to maximize your chance of practicing as well as getting a healing yourself. Each share circle will include a meditation and a different teaching and discussion to raise your vibration and level of consciousness as well as individual and group intention setting. The upcoming dates are October 30th, 5-6:30. The cost to participate is $25 and includes refreshments. Limited spots so sign up early. The classes will be in Pound Ridge, NY.

Beach Yoga is Back!

Join us for our Special Saturday morning Summer Beach Yoga program. The next class is June 29th, 9:30-10:30 at the Lake Truesdale Beach in South Salem.  Raindate is June 30th, same time. The location is often a siting for swans, ducks, eagles and other wild life. There is nothing like combining the serenity of nature with a mindful yoga practice.

Cost is $15 for residents and $20 for friends and guests. Limited spots. Must reserve in advance by calling Renee at 914 763-9107.