eNewsletter         Issue 7             November 7th, 2009 

In this Issue:


  • Yoga in India
  • Meet three talented individuals
  • Being Balanced Tip of the Day
  • Quote of the Day

Greetings from India! 

I am currently in India for six weeks studying yoga at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India.  The institute was developed by Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar who is currently a living yoga master at the age of 90 (91 next month).  He and his family share wisdom of this ten thousand year old system including therapeutic applications to a variety of issues as well as teach to the depths of this philosophical and spiritual practice.  I am thrilled to be here learning and look forward to sharing with you upon my return in early December. 

I came across a great link from an NPR interview of Mr. Iyengar on his 2005 visit to the US.  To listen to the 6 minute informative interview, click here

During this time that I am away there are three experienced and talented individuals who are available to provide bodywork and yoga.  Therapeutic massage sessions are available at The Balanced Being location with Autumn and Brock.   Yoga classes and private sessions are available with K-lea.  Meet these folks as you read below.  



Autumn Moran utilizes an integrative approach to her practice. Her education in Trauma-related recovery techniques, Cranial- Sacral Therapy, and energetic therapies allows Autumn to  utilize a light touch or a  deeper manipulation of the tissue, allowing the body to re-establish it’s innate healing process.  Along with her private practice, Autumn currently enjoys working at a Chiropractic office in Evergreen, and at The Body Tree  at Whole Foods Tamarac.  Autumn has always enjoyed working with both people and animals in her healing  arts practice and is currently  completing her practitioner certification for Healing Touch for Animals.®


In addition to a great relaxation massage Brock Chambers does a lot of work with injuries, car accidents and musicians. His original studies   were through the Center of Advanced Therapeutics in 2005, here in Denver, and focused on Neuromuscular Massage. He’s since studied the work of Thomas Meyer and Anatomy trains, a road map for determining the root cause of muscular pains, and Cranial-Sacral work with Dr. Norm Lewark to gain an understanding of a subtle yet powerful system of the body that aids in healing. As a professional Double Bassist Brock has also adapted his massage work to help musicians play better and recover from injury. Brock currently has an individual practice and office near Colorado and I-25.


K-Lea Gifford is pleased to be back in Colorado for the months of November, December, January and February to teach yoga. K-Lea began training for Iyengar certification and started teaching full-time in 1990. She is currently at the Intermediate Junior Level II and has studied with the Iyengar family in Pune, India several times.
K-Lea was the founder/owner of two yoga studios in Nashville, TN, both of which are still successfully sharing the art of Yoga.

K-Lea teaches classes for all levels from new beginners to advanced practitioners. She enjoys working therapeutically, in private session, and specialty classes such as pregnancy, restorative, and back care needs. She has taught retreats and workshops in the United States and Canada.

You may contact her directly at (303) 819-9076 or email yoginiklea@gmail.com or her website is k-lea.com

Being Balanced Tip of the Day

Supta Baddha Konasana (reclined bound angle pose)

This pose is simple, deeply relaxing and provides many benefits to the various systems and organs within the body.   This pose supports healthy digestion, headaches, stress, menstral cramps, menopause, hearth conditions, kidneys, liver, hips, neck, and more. 

Props:  5 blankets (roll two of the blankets together to make a thick roll)

  • Place one folded blanket on top of the thick roll for the head.
  • Roll the last two blankets which will support the thighs and knees.
  • Begin by sitting on the floor infront of the thick roll. 
  • Place the soles of your feet together with your knees extended wide to the sides.
  • Place a rolled blanket under each thigh so your leg is fully supported (if the thighs are not fully resting add another blanket or pillow).
  • Recline your mid and upper back onto the lengthwise thick roll with the head supported on the blanket.  
  • Elongate your lower back by tucking the pelvis.  (If the lower back is not perfectly comfortable decrease the thickness of the roll even bringing your entire back to the floor is fine.)
  • Move your shoulders down away from your ears as you release your arms opening your chest.
  • Rest for 5 minutes with your eyes closed focusing on easy inhalations and easy exhalations. 
  • Roll to your side to come up.  
(Note:  If you experience tension or pain and it does not release, come out of the pose.  Begin with shorter stays in the pose and work into longer stays)  This pose can be done daily. 

Quote of the Day

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.  ~B.K.S. Iyengar

The Balanced Being specializes in providing exceptional soft tissue therapy/therapeutic massage, yoga instruction, classes and workshops.

Visit thebalancedbeing.com or call 303-575-1025 to schedule an appointment or sign up for a workshop.   To find a yoga class visit the calendar on the balanced being website by clicking here.  

If there is a topic you would like to see in the newsletter of have any feedback, please contact Kelly at balancedbeing@hotmail.com 


Kelly Moore