Tag Archives: health-and-wellness

Align-Engage-Heal: Yoga Therapeutics

Align…Engage…Heal Yoga Therapeutics: Techniques for Health, Well being and Injuries Facilitated by Patty Barrocas and Amy Kraft Location William’s Island Club Fitness and Wellness 5300 Island Blvd Aventura, FL 33160 Program Dates  (Specific time TBA) Members Only: Saturday, February 24   Everyone: Sunday, February 25 Cost: $50/ 3 hour program Includes 1 hour Yoga Practice Each… Read More »

Decompression Breathing

In addition to using the breathing tools I teach my clients, I am using Dr. Eric Goodwin’s Supine Decompression Breathing technique. I’d like to share that with you; it’s another option you can use in recovering wellness. I do it as soon as I wake up (after peeing) and before checking my all-present cell phone! … Read More »

Five Tips for a Great Power Posture

No matter what your age, these tips can help you to feel more aligned and balanced. “Power” gives you more vitality and resilience. When you are physically aligned: standing, sitting, walking, working—even lying in bed—you feel more stable and stronger—more powerful, especially when you integrate your breathing techniques and meditation. • Feet parallel and hip… Read More »

Serve More, Give More, Be More in 2016

2015 is racing to its end. As you look back on your accomplishments for the year, there is a question to ask yourself: Did I serve others at the level I envisioned 12 months ago? Making a resolution to do more for others is common; so why do so many of us fall short of… Read More »

Teaching in Mexico

I adore teaching in Mexico. Why? The people are so loving and receptive. They are family-oriented-even their names carry both family names (father and mother) from birth throughout life, even after marriage …They smile and cry and when we meet ‘heart to heart’, they open up to reveal their deepest joys, delights and traumas and… Read More »

Her Simple but Powerful Request

Her simple but powerful request- was borne of great pain. She felt vulnerable, unprotected. She asked me to “help create a safe, warm love place within and around her heart”– And we did! She had been through several emotional separations. Her caregiver could not be away from her teenage children for months at a time,… Read More »

A Skillful Therapist and her Client: Part 2

We continue our series on incorporating relationship, science  and BoomerPlus® “Wellness by Design” into therapy and fitness for lasting results. Background from “A Skillful Therapist and her Client, Part 1“: My client, a talented filmmaker, had been to many top medical facilities in the United States and Western Europe. She had been diagnosed with several… Read More »

Air Travel Fitness

Many of my students and clients have asked me for postural alignment tips when traveling by plane. Of course, my first suggestion is to be cognizant of what you are wearing and carrying. I always carry a sweater or shawl so I am not frigid if the plane is over-air conditioned. I carry a large… Read More »

A Skillful Specialist and Her Client: Relationship

My client, a talented filmmaker, had been to many top medical facilities in the United States and Western Europe. She had been diagnosed with several major Issues. Up until I met her 1 1/2 months ago, for almost 2 years, she traveled around her home in a scooter, usually in chronic pain and miserable. Before… Read More »

New Year, New Skills!

BoomerPlus® training programs for 2015 are off and running- not that Amy Kraft takes a lot of time off from her work anyway. She is a woman in a mission to help people everywhere live healthier lives and from my vantage point, there’s not a minute to lose. My awesome husband and I have found… Read More »