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Spring Renewal

Spring is nature’s season of renewal and rebirth. In the five-element system, it corresponds to the wood element; the liver and gall bladder organs; and tendon, ligament, spine, and joint health. Wood creates our mental clarity and our ability to focus, plan, and make decisions.

Spring brings so much welcome change—longer days, warmer temperatures, and budding trees and flowers. It’s a time of new beginnings. Yet despite the beauty and excitement of the season, many people find themselves feeling irritable, stuck, impatient, and generally discombobulated.

It’s a season of growth and expectation—yet also one that requires patience. A seed is full of potential, but when planted in the soil it must feel its pressure build up before it can crack open and sprout. The same is true for us—spring holds potential, but first we must bring ourselves into balance.

What better way to embrace spring than with a Spring Renewal Yoga Workshop specifically designed to clear and nourish the mind and body so that we may experience the positivity and vitality that are hallmarks of this season? Cathie Caccia, our resident master yoga teacher and Shiatsu massage therapist has created a unique two-part workshop based on the five elements to clear blockages and promote balance.

With over 30 years of experience with yoga and Shiatsu massage, Cathie has developed a deep understanding of how the energy meridians in the body affect the organs, as well as the mind, emotions, and spirit. Blending her knowledge of yoga and Shiatsu, Cathie has created and refined a yoga sequence that accesses the energy channels in the body to create a more balanced flow. Now she and acupuncturist Annelies Ware have teamed up to offer a special yoga/acupuncture experience that is guaranteed to launch you into spring.

Join Cathie and Annelies:

Yoga and the Chinese Clock
Friday, April 26, 6:00-8:00pm

The Chinese Clock is a theory that tells us that chi or life force energy flows through each of the channels at specific times of the day in a specific order. If there is a blockage in one or more of the channels, energy cannot flow smoothly and certain systems will not receive the life force energy they need for optimal function. Cathie will lead a yoga sequence designed to move energy through the organs and channels in the exact order that this energy flows. After class, students will enjoy lemon ginger tea that will further support the process. Students have remarked that they feel both balanced, energized and centered as a result of this practice.

Yoga and Group Acupuncture
Saturday, April 27, 3:00-5:30pm

This class is based upon information from the Five Elements model of treatment. The spring corresponds to the wood element—and is associated with the liver and gallbladder. Cathie will lead a yoga sequence that focuses specifically on postures and practices that clear, nourish, and support eh liver and gallbladder organs and corresponding channels. During final savasana, Annelies will give each student an acupuncture treatment that supports the work of the classes.

Ready to Renew?
This class is filling quickly and students are encouraged to pre-register. Registration includes use of Zenergy’s facilities on each day of this two-day workshop.

Visit to sign-up online or call 208.725.0595
Cost: Zenergy Members $50 / non-members $70