The approaching New Year offers yet another symbolic fresh start for many people. A new program at Ayurveda Wellness, “New Year, New You,” will help participants leap beyond the symbolism and make 2012 when they finally turn their New Year’s resolutions into reality.
“New Year, New You” will help participants shed unwanted stress and tension, and overcome the barriers to making wanted changes – whether weight loss, smoking cessation or in careers or relationships. The 12-week program will empower attendees to live with renewed focus, energy and awareness of maintaining positive changes, and not falling back into negative, unhealthy habits.
“New Year, New You” will be offered in two sessions: Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 10, and Fridays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., starting Jan. 13. Both will be at Ayurveda Wellness, located in the THRIVE Life Services office, 2331 Silvernail Road. More information is available at www.ayurvedawellness.org/solutions/classes.
“New Year, New You” aims to restore physical, mental and energetic balance in each person. Its holistic approach will blend group and individual coaching, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, exercise and stress relief techniques, plus a personalized lifestyle and diet plan for each participant. The program will be led by Jamie Durner, an accomplished natural health therapist, life coach and certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.
“New Year’s resolutions typically fail not due to lack of willpower, but because of unrealistic expectations, misdirected goals, and lack of the right support, accountability and resources to help achieve them,” Durner said. “This program will help participants set realistic goals aimed at the core underlying issues, and sustain them through small, consistent lifestyle changes, while throwing off the pain, stress and fatigue that have held them back.”
The most common New Year’s resolutions involve losing weight. However, drastic weight loss can throw the body into shock, creating even more cravings to eat and unleashing a boomerang effect, Durner explained. The crash approach actually works against itself, taking a person in the opposite direction from their goal. “New Year, New You” will help participants discover the underlying reasons for eating and weight gain, and structure an approach to gradual weight loss and better overall health.
“Our goal is to implement small steps that add up to big results in people’s lives,” she said of the ‘New Year, New You’ program. “The focus is not just today, but on many, many healthy tomorrows.”
Using more than two decades of holistic health experience, Durner creates personalized treatment programs to guide clients to optimal health and sustained wellness. Her background includes more than 2,500 hours of training at natural health centers across the country, plus a long list of professional certifications in related disciplines.