March 20-25, 2017 YOGA RETREAT TEAM

 

Dr. Sarah Kernan – Professional Chiropractor

Dr. Sarah is local to Ocean City, Maryland and after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic she returned to her hometown to practice and join the Optimal Health Chiropractic team in Berlin, Maryland.

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Dr. Sarah believes in an integrated approach to health incorporating chiropractic with exercise, and whole food nutrition. Dr. Sarah feels most at home by the sea, loves to travel, is an avid runner, and yogi. Her personal lifestyle habits mirror what she prescribes to her patients, living a balanced pain free life through proactive and preventative methods and diet. Dr. Sarah will work with you one on one to improve spinal and extremity alignment with chiropractic adjustment techniques suitable for you, as well as working through any soft tissue conditions with Dry Needling therapy which is quickly becoming a popular and effective means to achieve measurably improved clinical results in both time and duration.

Chiropractors believe that interference with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems impairs many vital body functions and lowers resistance to disease. Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Rather, a chiropractic spinal adjustment-the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment-corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.

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Myofascial trigger point dry needling is a treatment used to restore proper function to abnormally behaving muscles. Nodules, or knots, and tight bands that develop in the muscle create localized pain or send pain signals to other locations. The affected muscles become locked and cannot function normally, which restricts movement and causes chronic pain. Of the many treatment methods applied to painful muscles, none are quite as effective – fast acting and long lasting – as dry needling. The muscle contracture releases to its normal length, circulation is improved, swelling receded and the pain-causing biochemicals disperse, eliminating their noxious effect on local nerves. Dry needling utilizes sterile, thin monofilament needles, and relief is often rapid with a reduction in pain and improved function.

During this retreat Dr. Sarah asked her like-minded friends Terri and Megan to join her in creating a fun and nurturing environment in which to center the mind and body as well as to take home a wealth of unique experiences and memories.

Megan J Hoeffner – Yoga Instructor

Education: B.A., M.S., CPT, 200hr RYT
Megan began her movement journey growing up studying classical ballet in her youth and throughout her undergraduate career. Upon graduation she began teaching group fitness classes, including yoga. At the beginning, her practice focused around the physical aspects of yoga asana, but after traveling to Santa Teresa Costa Rica and having the opportunity to experience the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga in paradise, she knew this was something she wanted to explore more. Megan completed her 200hr YTT through OM MY YOGA Academy in 2013, and witnessed first-hand the transformational power of yoga. Yoga became more than just a physical practice but a way to view the world and live life, fully aware and present. She is forever grateful for the mind opening experience of her 200hr YTT and is excited to share this energy and love for yoga with her student’s every time she steps on the mat! Megan will be traveling to the town of Ubud in Bali in April 2017 to complete an additional 300hrs of yoga training under the direction of Zuna Yoga, to complete her 500hr YTT.

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Megan’s classes are filled with fluid yoga asana flows, beginning with the basic structural foundation of the asana and offering modifications and/or advancements so that each class is perfect for each yogi’s body. Megan brings an extensive knowledge of structural and physical anatomy to the mat as a Certified Personal Trainer and holds a M.S. in Applied Health Physiology. During practice she pays careful attention to alignment, so your practice is safe and educational.

As your guide during practice, Megan encourages exploration and surrender to whatever your body has to offer that day. Each experience on your mat will be a chance to let go of anything your holding onto that no longer serves you and give you the time and space to be YOU! Embrace change, experience challenge, and discover acceptance through your yoga practice.

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Classes offered during the retreat:
– Restorative Yoga (with props)
– Slow Vinyasa Flow (slower paced asana practice with emphasis on foundational yoga poses)
– Advanced Vinyasa Flow (faster paced asana practice with option for advanced poses)

 

Terri Street – Massage Therapist

Terri Street has been an esthetician for 19 years and found her gift and passion for massage therapy 9 years ago. Her dream came to fruition 7 years ago when she opened up her wellness studio Atlantic Retreat in Berlin, Maryland.

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Terri’s vision is to empower, balance, and de-stress clients of all ages, and to help make a difference in their mind and body connection. Her newest love is Advanced Aromatics, creating organic herbal infusions and aromatherapy synergies to collaborate and enhance her apothecary line and healing practice.

Terri is a warm spirit and gracious listener that exudes good vibrations. During the retreat you have the option to reserve private sessions at Balance or in the open tropical air, with opportunity to request focus on certain trouble spots or total body rejuvenation.