breathing room

Daily activities include...

  • Strength training
  • Workouts build lean muscle tissue and activate a series of positive physiological changes that improve health, fitness, appearance and stress levels.
  • Weight control
  • One-on-one nutritional coaching makes the critical difference between achieving the short-term results of "dieting" and learning new, healthier eating habits that will last a lifetime.
  • Osteopenia reversal
  • We specialize in helping people reverse osteopenia through strength training workouts that increase bone density, build muscle, increase cardiovascular fitness and flexibility, and improve balance and posture.
  • Stress reduction
  • Using a combination of proven stress reduction techniques, including breath-based meditation, body scans, and mindfulness practice, we help clients learn how to alleviate the negative effects of stress and restore a sense of peace and balance in everyday living
  • Yoga
  • A wonderful complement to strength training and cardiovascular exercise. Yoga promotes increased flexibility and a higher sensitivity to the breath.

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Awareness in Action: Strengthen Your Body, Relax Your Mind

An 8 week program where students learn how to leverage the “feel-good” rush from exercise into a powerful catalyst for stress reduction. Class starts in September.

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Have questions? Give us a call 650.593.3484

About breathing room

For busy people who need to de-stress, get stronger and lose weight, we deliver essential wellness services including individual and small group strength training classes; stress reduction classes, and one-on-one nutritional coaching for weight control.

Become a member and gain access to Breathing Room information, tools, resources and more. Registration is free. It's Wellness Your Way, at Breathing Room.

Girl to Woman: The Journey Within E-mail

NEW CLASS

What's a Girl To Do? Our culture thrives on mixed signals and contradictions. We tell our daughters how to act and what we expect of them. And, we give them few, if any, tools and models, to guide them on their journey from girlhood to womanhood Often, we tell them to think and behave one way, when all around them what they see in the media, at school, on the street, and at home is something quite different. What's a girl to do? How does she learn to take flight? How does she learn to thrive as a self-empowered young woman?

How Does a Girl Go About Finding Her Own Power As a Young Woman? How does she get in touch with how she is feeling in a way that empowers her to respond authentically, in alignment with her values? Does she even really know what her personal values are? Or does she just go along with the crowd because she is wanting to belong, even if she is unsure what that means to her?

This experiential workshop for girls in the 6th–8th grades uses the latest research in neuroscience and pulls from the ancient wisdom traditions. The curriculum gives each participant time to get to know:

• What fits for her and what does not;

• What brings joy and what does not;

• What she is really wanting in her life right now;

• How to be with her emotions without pushing them away or merging with them

• How to tap into her own power to safely explore her world and those around her in order to discover who she really is.

Each girl receives a set of inner tools to use as she experiences the world. These include:

• Inner awareness & contemplative exercises

• Energy directing techniques

• Movement and drawing activities

• Vision board building

These tools help her to choose among the possibilities she finds in her daily life. She knows what feels right for her. She learns she can be both open to new feelings and experiences while also being authentic and respectful of her feelings and values.

class: Girl to Woman: The Journey Within
when: Two Saturdays, March 1 and 8, 2014
where: Transitions, 961 Laurel Street, Suite 204, San Carlos
fee: Early Bird: $201.44 when registered by February 15. $222.54 thereafter. Registration closes February 26.
 
more info: Contact Patty McLucas @ 650.593.3484
register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-to-woman-the-journey-within-tickets-9259931705

About the Instructors:

 Patty McLucas
Patty McLucas
A health professional for over 20 years, Patty McLucas teaches meditation and
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Stanford’s Cancer Supportive Care
Program, Stanford's Health Improvement Program (HIP), and other Bay Area locations.
In 2011 she rolled out the Eating With Intent program, a unique curriculum
combining mindful eating practice with healthy nutrition, as part of the HIP at
Stanford. Patty is a founding partner in Click! Consciousness at Work consulting group.
She has practiced meditation for 30 years and is experienced in the Zen, vipassana
and advaita traditions, attending retreats yearly since 2001. Patty is a Certified
Personal Trainer, instructing women and men individually and in small groups in
strength training and weight control. Her wellness advising consultancy is called
Breathing Room (www.breathingroomstudio.com). She is also the proud mother of a fifteen year-old daughter,
who is her role model for living in the present moment.

Dorote Lucci 

Dorote LucciDorote earned a Master's degree in international management and worked for many years in business alternating between international corporate and entrepreneurship throughout the world. She certified in various healing methods and coaching and started her own business in 2012 specializing in hypnosis, intuitive life coaching, Bodytalk and weight loss coaching to facilitate self awareness in times of change, crisis and healing. She holds a Master certification in hypnosis from the US board of Hypnotherapists, is a coach trainer for the MICU Institute and has completed the highest level of Bodytalk studies. She treats clients in her private practice in Los Altos or by use of Skype and gives workshops and classes throughout the year. She has rolled out a new limited program of fully comprehensive alternative care for those interested in exclusively tailored on-call support.

http://dorotelucci.com

 

Mary Slocum

Mary SlocumMary is a healing and wellness professional in private practice who facilitates her clients' transformation to new levels of health and well-being allowing them to live their lives forward with a sense of just-rightness. Passionate and compassionate in her work, she weaves together the mind-body healing of BodyTalk, the life-forward energy of Inner Relationship Focusing, and the attention and regulation of Mindfulness, helping her clients heal, engage in new perspectives, and find their personal power in the moment at work, at home, and at play. She also leads workshops in mindbody topics and teaches focusing to the public and groups.

http://centeredbodymind.

 
Chill Out! Cooling the Fires of Inflammation—How to Feel Better and Reduce Your Risk of Disease E-mail

NEW CLASS! Do you want to lose weight and improve your sense of well-being after all the excesses of the holidays? Have you been reading the latest research on the connections between inflammation and many chronic diseases? Would you like to learn how to improve your health and feel better? Join us in this four-week workshop where we will learn how inflammation develops and practice easy methods for reducing systemic inflammation in the body.


You will receive an anti-inflammatory eating plan, handouts on the science of inflammation, menu ideas and recipes. We will taste anti-inflammatory/low glycemic foods at our first class. We examine our habits around food and learn how we can transform these habits into healthier choices, using guided meditation and imagery. Students learn activities that will promote the shedding of toxins and unneeded pounds.

 

class: Chill Out! Cooling the Fires of Inflammation—How to Feel Better and Reduce Your Risk of Disease
when:

January 14 - February 4, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

and

January 17 - February 7, 2014, 9 - 11 am

where: Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley
fee: $370
 
more info: Contact Patty McLucas @ 650.593.3484
register: http://www.portolavalley.net. Click on "For Residents," then "Community Classes," then "Class Catalog: Winter 2014"

About the Instructors:

 Patty McLucas
Patty McLucas
A health professional for over 20 years, Patty McLucas teaches meditation and
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Stanford’s Cancer Supportive Care
Program, Stanford's Health Improvement Program (HIP), and other Bay Area locations.
In 2011 she rolled out the Eating With Intent program, a unique curriculum
combining mindful eating practice with healthy nutrition, as part of the HIP at
Stanford. Patty is a founding partner in Click! Consciousness at Work consulting group.
She has practiced meditation for 30 years and is experienced in the Zen, vipassana
and advaita traditions, attending retreats yearly since 2001. Patty is a Certified
Personal Trainer, instructing women and men individually and in small groups in
strength training and weight control. Her wellness advising consultancy is called
Breathing Room (www.breathingroomstudio.com). She is also the proud mother of a fifteen year-old daughter,
who is her role model for living in the present moment.

 

 

Dorote Lucci 

Dorote LucciDorote earned a Master's degree in international management and worked for many years in business alternating between international corporate and entrepreneurship throughout the world. She certified in various healing methods and coaching and started her own business in 2012 specializing in hypnosis, intuitive life coaching, Bodytalk and weight loss coaching to facilitate self awareness in times of change, crisis and healing. She holds a Master certification in hypnosis from the US board of Hypnotherapists, is a coach trainer for the MICU Institute and has completed the highest level of Bodytalk studies. She treats clients in her private practice in Los Altos or by use of Skype and gives workshops and classes throughout the year. She has rolled out a new limited program of fully comprehensive alternative care for those interested in exclusively tailored on-call support.

 

 
Mindfulness Meditation E-mail

Ongoing class Tuesday nights, 4:30 – 5:30 pm (no class December 24 or 31)
 Stanford Cancer Care Program, Stanford Health Library at Hoover Pavilion, Palo Alto 
211 Quarry Road, Palo Alto

Offered free of charge for all cancer patients, family members and caregivers; there is no requirement to be affiliated with Stanford.

Please register at 650.725.9456.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) E-mail

March 17–April 21, Mondays, 7:30–9:30 pm
DefineIt, 981 Industrial Road, Suite C, San Carlos
 

If you notice that you tend to worry a lot, or feel stressed-out most of the time, you are not alone. The good news is that you can learn simple mindfulness techniques, such as breath-based meditation and body scans, which can profoundly transform the experience of your life and allow you to uncover your natural state of ease and peace.


This 5-session class presents the curriculum of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program pioneered thirty-five years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.


MBSR has long been considered the gold standard in stress reduction practices due to its documented success rate. Students learn how practice proven mindfulness based stress reduction techniques in order to restore the balance between mind, body and spirit. We also practice gentle yoga and restful breathing techniques. Class includes education about stress, group sharing, gentle yoga and stretching, guided stress reduction practice, and a day-long retreat. Workbook and recordings of guided meditations supplied.


Comments from recent students:


"Patty McLucas is an excellent teacher. She is calm and uses metaphors that are strikingly relevant. Attending her training made me aware, perhaps for the first time in my life, the importance of being truly present in the moment. Not only does this improve one's experience of life overall, it also helps me worry less, realizing the futility of thinking of the past or worrying about the future, as all I have is the present. Just being aware of this fact, and practicing self-awareness, are big steps towards a stress-free life."


"This class has been like two hours of heaven each week; a safe place to reflect, and something to look forward to.”

class: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
when: arch 17–April 21, Mondays, 7:30–9:30 pm
Space is limited. Register at:
www.breathingroomstudio.com
where:

DefineIt

981 Industrial Road, Suite C

San Carlos

fee: $270; workbook and recordings of guided meditations supplied.
 
   
register: Contact Patty McLucas @ 650.593.3484

 

 
Eating With Intent: How to Eat Mindfully and Control Your Weight E-mail

February 4 – March 18, 2014, Tuesdays, 12 – 1 pm
Health Improvement Program (HIP)
Stanford campus, Roble Gymnasium, Room 15

Eating with Intent™ is an awareness practice that helps you control your weight by learning to recognize and respect the hunger and satiety cues that emanate from the body, not from the mind.

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