Friday, March 15, 2013
Owner Kandy Duke talks about her commitment to helping people become healthier.
Friday, March 15
1. What's the name of your business? Next Step - Take your next step towards a healthier lifestyle 2.What does your business do? Next Step is an integrative whole body approach to fitness. I provide private and group exercise instruction in Pilates, yoga, weight training, and Yamuna Body Rolling. I integrate Healing Touch, CranialSacral, Touch for Health and Practitioner-assisted Table Body Rolling to help clients reach their wellness goals. 3. How long have you been doing this? I've been in fitness and body work for over 11 years. 4. Why are you doing this in Athens? I'm located in Athens because in my previous career there was a merger and my job moved to New Jersey. My husband and I weren't interested in relocating. 5. What are the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Space, the final element.
I awoke feeling human. What a relief! Though I had only a handful of calories in the past few days I felt good enough to try yoga. How did I manage a headstand at the culmination of our practice? I felt the space it created in my body and it felt wonderful. I thanked God. What I was able to eat of breakfast tasted like manna from heaven. One of the best feelings in the world is the first day back after you have hit bottom. Everyone was so happy for me. This group of women have been the most supportive I've been around in a long time. It's funny that very few of us knew each other before we came. We have heard from many of the staff here, administrative and therapeutic, that our group has been the most incredible group they can remember…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A yoga retreat in Guatemala beckons.
It's all the rage. Mayan this, Mayan, that. We even had a story last year of Mayan ruins found in north Georgia, but it proved to be a hoax. Until a little over a year ago I really had not thought much about the Mayan culture or their doomsday calendar. That is, before I met a woman from Indiana. During one of my Healing Touch trainings, I was introduced to something everyone else in the class had already experienced. They had had their energy drawn. I know, very esoteric sounding. But as part of our lengthy certification process we were required to try a variety of alternative therapies so we would be familiar with what all is out there. I made an appointment with a woman who happens to live in the same little town (Greenfield, IN) as…