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Acupuncture & Yin Yoga for Autumn Equinox

Join Melissa Murtha, LAc, MSTOM, and Brynn Cunningham, RYT-200, for a unique acupuncture and yoga event to usher in the autumn season. Brynn will guide students through longer held yin yoga poses targeting the joints and connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and low back on the physical level and the Lung and Large Intestine meridians on the energetic level. While students are holding the still, grounding Yin postures, Melissa will insert acupuncture beads or seeds into the ears with the intention of clearing the pathways of the late summer organ meridians, the Spleen/Pancreas and Stomach, while strengthening the autumn organ meridians of the Lung and Large Intestine. According to Chinese Medicine, autumn is the time of Metal, associated with air and the lungs. Likewise, the Yin Yoga Meridian Theory states that when we practice certain poses we facilitate healing and balance energy through the compression and stretching of meridians with deep, diaphragmatic breathing. Melissa and Brynn will lead students in meditation as they recline in complete surrender and attune themselves with the transition of the seasons. Class will end with an extended supported Svasana and Yoga Nidra.

*Wear loose-fitting, flowy pants or long shorts to allow accessibility to meridians lines of the legs.

About Melissa: Melissa Murtha, LAc., is a Uniontown native who had always been interested in the self-healing power of the human body.  She developed her desire to be an acupuncturist as early as her sophomore year of high school.  After earning a BA in psychology from LaSalle University, she and her husband moved to Chicago so she could attend the renowned Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she received her Master's of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine.  Upon passing her National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine board exams, she moved back to her hometown, where she has had a practice since then with Braun Chiropractic PC.  Two years ago, she expanded her practice, forming Red Lily Acupuncture LLC and opened a second location in Greensburg, PA.  She and her husband have three amazing daughters.

Pre-registration: $40 / Drop-in: $50
Monthly LPS Members receive an additional 15% off

Register here: http://www.lpsstrengthandmeditation.com/schedule/