Yoga Class Schedule January 2019

I’ve posted the yoga classes for January.  I designed the lunch time Energizing Vinyasa Flow class as a midday revitalizer.  Undo the stress knots and muscle aches then return to your day activities refreshed.  The evening Vinyasa Flow + Restorative class soothes aches and stiffness then prepares you for evening time wind-down and relaxation.

Yoga Classes Taught by Desiree Merulli L.Ac., EAMP, RYT
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Lunch Hour Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga-FREE

Enjoy a fun, energizing, flow class rooted in power Vinyasa to enhance your fluidity & strength. Use your breath to build heat, release toxins, & regain focus.

 

1/2 12:45-1:45 Wednesday Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga
1/9 12:45-1:45 Wednesday Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga
1/23 12:45-1:45 Wednesday Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga
1/30 12:45-1:45 Wednesday Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga

 

Evening Vinyasa Flow + Restorative Yoga-$15

This class begins with an energizing power flow to enhance your fluidity and strength. We transition with breath work to revitalize as we encourage your fascia to release and heal your connective tissues. Then relax with gentle supported poses to free up body-mind tensions so you may fully relax for an extended Savasana.

 

1/8 6:00-7:00 Tuesday Vinyasa Flow + Restorative Yoga
1/15 6:00-7:00 Tuesday Vinyasa Flow + Restorative Yoga

 

All levels & everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

Where: 
All Classes are held in Winter Garden Atrium at the Medical Dental Building, on the 3rd floor

As space is limited, Please Reserve Your Space Here!

 

 

Look And Feel Your Best With Cosmetic Acupuncture

60 Minute Treatment

While any acupuncture treatment will make you look and feel better, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture specifically focuses on improving your appearance while simultaneously treating the underlying factors contributing to the aging process.

Each session includes evaluation, treatment, plus soothing massage of face.  You may add-on LED Light Therapy during your session.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation FAQ

How does it work?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture includes body points to stimulate metabolism, whole body rejuvenation, and healing from within.   This activates deep relaxation of the body and mind. Strategically placed facial points lift and tone the face, while stimulating collagen to fill in fine lines and soften skin.

 

What happens during each session?

During your first treatment, we will discuss your health history and treatment goals.  I will then place the points and allow you to rest comfortably one the treatment table.  Most people fall into a restorative sleep as I am placing the points.  After your rest period, the points are removed, and you will receive a gentle face and scalp massage to promote further circulation and relaxation.

 

What is the course of treatment?

The initial course of treatment is 12 sessions administered twice weekly followed by monthly or quarterly maintenance visits.  Most people report they have a radiant glow and feel better after the first session.  The effects become most noticeable and lasting around the seventh session.  Everyone responds differently depending on his or her constitution and lifestyle.  After the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions prolong the results for 5-10 years.

Recommendations for at home care such as self-massage, exercise and a healthy diet are tailored to the individual.

 

Do I need a separate series of treatments for each area of concern?

No.  We will treat all your facial rejuvenation concerns comprehensively.

I have studied three different styles of Cosmetic Acupuncture and have formulated my own protocol, customized to the individual.  My treatment philosophy is to lift and tone all the facial and neck structures while promoting collagen and elastin to flourish in the tissues.  I also “spot” treat the specific areas of concern as this varies with everyone.

 

Does it really work?

A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment.  Acupuncture has been treating and preventing illnesses for thousands of years.  The efficacy of acupuncture is due to its direct effect on balancing the body’s bioelectric system.

 

Why should I choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture over cosmetic surgery?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a holistic way to look and feel better without surgery. It costs far less than cosmetic procedures and is safe and effective. No extended recovery time is needed and it provides a natural way to refresh your appearance while enhancing your overall health and wellbeing.

 

Can I have Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture if I have had cosmetic surgery, Botox or injectable fillers?

Yes.

Acupuncture helps to speed healing and stimulates your natural collagen production and cell metabolism.  We will work together to optimize your results and other procedures.

Botox: I recommend waiting 2 weeks after Botox before acupuncture on the face.

Cosmetic Fillers: The cosmetic-type injectable fillers take about 7-10 days to integrate into your skin’s collagen structure.  We would work around the injected area during that timeframe.

Cosmetic Surgery: If you are having a surgical procedure, I recommend non-cosmetic acupuncture treatments before and after your surgery to increase your body’s healing mechanisms.  Acupuncture before surgery will boost your immunity, and acupuncture post surgery will help speed your recovery and reduce swelling.

 

What can be achieved by treatment?

Used as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD), Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may eliminate as many as 5-15 years from the face. The cumulative stress, tension and emotions held in the face and body are released, allowing your authentic glow to emerge.  More than just a cosmetic procedure, the rejuvenation process helps your whole body look and feel better.

  • Improve firmness of your neck & face
  • Eliminate facial puffiness
  • Reduce bags around the eyes
  • Eliminate fine lines and diminish the appearance of deeper wrinkles
  • Improve your metabolism
  • Increase collagen production and cell renewal
  • Balance hormones and reduce acne
  • Improve facial color and circulation
  • Minimize double chins
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  • Reduce stress in the face
  • Bring out your natural glow
  • Slow the aging process from within
  • Better sleep and energy

 

Do I need to take time off work while undergoing treatment?

No downtime is required and many people come in on their lunch hour.  If you are doing facial rejuvenation for a special event, I recommend completing your sessions  2-4 weeks ahead of your event.  For individuals who are on blood thinners or bruise easily, Arnica gel/cream and pellets can help minimize bruising.  Reducing sugar, processed foods and alcohol before and during treatment will lower inflammation systemically and reduce any chances of bruising.

 

Post Treatment Care

After treatment, please keep yourself protected from wind, and extreme temperature changes.  You are encouraged to rest, drink plenty of water and eat moderately.

Treatment Packages Available.

Book your free consultation today.

 

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Revitalize your body, mind & spirit…

You’re Invited! Free Yoga Classes September-November

I have posted 2 new yoga class series and wanted to invite you to attend. My classes are all levels, focused on the beginner as well as the advanced student. You are welcome to join anytime, and participate at the level that works for you or you may simply rest on the mat and take a break from your day. 🙂

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Energizing Vinysasa Flow

Enjoy a fun, energizing, flow class focused on detox & stress reduction. Sequence rooted in power Vinyasa to enhance your fluidity and strength. Use your breath to build heat, release toxins, & regain focus. All levels and everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

When:
9/6 Thursday 1:15-2:15
9/12 Wednesday 2:15-3:15
9/27 Thursday 1:15-2:15
10/4 Thursday 1:15-2:15
10/11 Thursday 11:45-12:45
10/18 Thursday 2:15-3:15
10/24 Wednesday 12:15-1:15
11/1 Thursday 1:15-2:15
11/8 Thursday 11:45-12:45
11/15 Thursday 1:15-2:15
11/21 Wednesday 1:15-2:15
11/29 Thursday 1:15-2:15

Restorative Flow Yoga

Refresh & restore deeply with mindfulness. Focus on your breath as a tool to enhance the elasticity of your fascia and heal your connective tissues. Gentle supported poses are held longer to allow the body & mind to release tension so you may fully relax for an extended Savasana. All levels and everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

When:
9/20 Thursday 1:15-2:15
10/4 Thursday 5:15-6:15

As space is limited, it is helpful to me if you register for the classes online or let me know and I’ll register you.

Mats provided. ☺

Where:
All Classes are held in Winter Garden Atrium at the Medical Dental Building, on the 3rd floor  509 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101

Cost:
Free

Classes are be posted Online for easy reference and registration.

Thank you for being a part of my practice!

Peace and health,

Desiree

Celebrating 20 Years! + 3 New Services

This month I’m celebrating 20 years in business!

I’m excited to introduce 3 new services at a special event rate for you!

Thank you for being a part of my practice!

Peace and health,

Desiree

New Package: Acupuncture + Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy

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For A Limited Time. Purchase Between 8/8-8/12.

Give As Gifts Or Treat Yourself.

Acupuncture + Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy Package Special Offer $144 ($180 Value)

Indulge yourself with this luxurious wellness treatment package! Includes 30-Minute Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy with your Acupuncture treatment. This serene treatment integrates Eastern Medicine, Thermal, and Salt Mineral Therapies to provide deep healing and relaxation.

New Service: Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy

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For A Limited Time. Purchase Between 8/8-8/12.

Give As Gifts Or Treat Yourself.

Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy 60 Minutes. Special Offer $112 ($140 Value)

Your luxuriant treatment integrates Eastern Medicine, Thermal, and Salt Mineral Therapies to provide you with healing benefits including:
* Enhanced Circulation
* Restored Sense of Wellness
* Reduced Inflammation
* Restful Sleep
* Deep Relaxation
* Lifted Mood

New Service: Dry Brush Skin Detox + Silk Polish

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For A Limited Time. Purchase Between 8/8-8/12.

Give As Gifts Or Treat Yourself.

Dry Brush Skin Detox & Silk Polish Special Offer $64 ($80 Value)

Combining East and West philosophies, I created this exclusive 3-step protocol to enhance your weight loss and wellness treatments while giving you glowing skin.

First your skin is gently brushed with exfoliating gloves to remove dry skin and activate your lymphatic system. Next, Ayurvedic silk gloves polish and infuse your skin with nourishing silk amino acids, while further detoxifying your lymphatic system.

Your skin will then relish a hydrating mist infused with rose and citrus.

Optional Add-on: Get the ultimate glow with an application of organic hydrating balm for an additional $15.

Yoga Classes July & August

I have added more Free Yoga classes for you based on your feedback and requests for class times and yoga styles.

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Energizing & Balancing Yoga Flow Class-Free

Enjoy a fun, energizing, flow class focused on detox & stress reduction. Get energized and centered while increasing your mental focus! All levels and everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

When:
Thursday July 12th 5:15-6:15
Wednesday July 25th 12:15-1:15
Wednesday August 1st 12:15-1:15
Thursday August 2nd 10:45-11:45
Thursday August 9th 11:45-12:45
Thursday August 16th 10:45-11:45
Wednesday August 22nd 12:45-1:45
Thursday August 23rd 1:15-2:15
Wednesday August 29th 12:15-1:15
Thursday August 30th 5:15-6:16
Friday August 31st 1:15-2:15

Restorative Flow Yoga Class-Free

Rest deeply with mindfulness. Gentle supported poses are held longer to allow the body & mind to release tension so you may fully relax for an extended Savasana. All levels and everyone welcome! Feel free to invite a friend.

When:
Thursday July 12th 11:10-11:50
Thursday July 26th 11:10-11:50
Thursday August 9th 5:15-6:15

As space is limited, it is helpful to me if you register for the classes online or let me know and I’ll enroll you.

Mats provided. ☺

Where:
All Classes are held in Winter Garden Atrium at the Medical Dental Building, on the 3rd floor
509 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101

Cost:
Free

Classes are posted Online for easy reference and registration.

Thank you for being a part of my practice!

Peace and health,

Desiree

 

Yoga Classes!

 

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Thank you to all who completed my yoga survey! I will incorporate your feed back as I continue add more types of classes.  Keep checking back on my class schedule for additional classes.

Enjoy a fun, energizing, flow class focused on detox & stress reduction. All levels and everyone welcome! Get energized and restored while increasing your mental focus!

As space is limited, it is helpful to me if you register for the class online or let me know and I’ll handle for you.

Mats provided. ☺

When:
Thursday May 24th: 1-2 Wednesday May 30th: 12-1
Wednesday June 20th: 12-1
Wednesday June 27th: 12-1

Where:
Winter Garden Atrium at the Medical Dental Building, on the 3rd floor
509 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101

Cost:
Free

Classes are be posted Online for easy reference and registration.

Thank you for being a part of my practice!

Peace and health,

Desiree

Easy Delicious Salad

This IMG_1853is by far one of my favorite foods. Its quick and easy and the lime juice dressing helps to stave off sugar cravings. You will want to use this dressing on everything!

Its best to make the dressing fresh, in order to maximize the vitamin C concentration.  But, feel free to store any left over and pour over your curries, eggs, and even sweet potatoes.  Although lemons and limes are acidic by nature, they help alkalize your blood and enhance metabolism. Vitamin C also increases your absorption of iron from greens.

Green Papaya Salad Som Tom

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A fresh, satisfying Thai-inspired dish. Perfect for Paleo dining, and is also dairy free, grain free, gluten free.

Ingredients

SALAD BASE

  • 3 Carrots, finely Shredded
  • 1 Large Green Papaya, Shredded.  Use Zucchini As Alternate
  • 15 Cilantro Leaves
  • 15 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Handful Roasted Peanuts, Lightly Crumbled
  • 2 Inches Thinly Shaved Scallion, Green Part Only
  • 8-10 Green Beans or Pea Pods

CRAZY DELICIOUS DRESSING

  • 8 Limes Juiced
  • 4 T Maple Syrup
  • 4 T Fish Sauce
  • 1 Fresh Thai Chili, preferably the red kind, crushed or sliced
  • Olive Oil, 2 Drizzles (Optional)

PROTEIN OPTIONS

  • Large Shrimp, Boiled
  • Chicken Breast, Boiled or Steamed, Then Shredded
  • Tofu, Grilled
  • Salmon, Grilled or Seared
  • Grass Fed Steak (will work fine but this dish lends itself to a lighter protein)


Directions

To make the dressing pour all dressing ingredients into a jar with lid and shake.  Adjust to taste.  I prefer a lot of lime juice, so I could easily use 10 limes.  Let this rest while you prepare the salad and protein. This will allow flavors to ripen and extract the heat from the chili.

Shred the papaya and the carrots using a Thai Shredder.  I purchased mine from Amazon.  This tool produces a nice thin elongated shred, that is satisfying to twirl around a fork or grasp with chopsticks.  I also have a zoodler/spiralizer but the papaya turns out too thick and heavy for this delicate dish.  Toss in most of the cilantro and mint and reserve a few leaves for your garnish.

Pour the dressing in a large bowl and toss with the papaya, carrots, cilantro and mint.  Set aside while you prepare the protein (if using).

Dry Roast the peanuts in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet.  Heat the skillet and throw in the nuts and keep shaking the skillet across the flame or burner until slightly golden.  Set aside. Lightly crush when cooled.  I have 2 granite mortar and pestles from Thai Import Foods that I love.

Cook your protein and chill for 5-10 minutes.  Boiled shrimp is my favorite.  I recently found some Argentine Wild Raw Shrimp From Trader Joes that had the perfect texture and lightness.  If you do the salmon, its really good if you lightly char one side.  I recommend rinsing seafood and any meats in cool water and pat dry before cooking to bring out the freshest taste.

In a large bowl or a plate with a raised edge, arrange the salad and top with your protein and crushed peanuts.  Garnish with remaining mint and cilantro and enjoy.