Michelle Alva Blog / 07.05.2012

Many of us feel stressed out, drained and overwhelmed without knowing how to lighten up the load of chronic stress. 5 Ways to Decrease Stress and Free Your Mind NOW: 1. Let go of judgements. Release any negative self-talk about your your body, your thoughts and what you may perceive as “quirky”. You are so beautiful BECAUSE you are unique! Scan your body in the mirror and notice if there are parts that you are not so excited about. Forgive yourself for judging yourself NOW. The more we love the less we stress. Fake it till you make it! Loving your body is great for your overall health. Unconditional love is the healthiest way to reduce stress. It causes you to release tension, pain and stress! If you are overly judgmental of yourself, you are “stressing yourself!”  Let go and love your body now. 2. Acceptance. Accept yourself...

Michelle Alva Blog / 19.04.2012

 I am so excited to join forces with DAP Wellness and Green Monkey Yoga Studios to offer Pregnancy Nurturing Moves and A Touch Of Love Infant Massage Classes beginning Monday and Friday July 9 and 13th! WHAT: Pregnancy Nurturing Moves Group Classes are designed to benefit both mother and baby before birth to ensure a healthy pregnancy, birth and post-partum recovery. GOAL: Classes teach women how to activate their ability to de-stress, energize, let go of pain and tension and bond with their baby. It includes mindful breathing exercises, prenatal yoga, 20 minutes of cardio-dance-fitness and specific postures and movements to strengthen and lengthen key muscles that change during pregnancy. The whole program is also designed to PREVENT common musculoskeletal complaints during pregnancy, that too often are unnecessary. My background as a physical therapist, yoga therapist and mom has inspired me to create a unique series...