People come to Sugi Health for a large variety of reasons. Some decide to work with us because of a specific physical pain that needs resolution. Others are suffering emotionally and need support for developing a healthier attitude in life. Many are told by a friend that they would benefit from our services and don’t even understand why. Still more are looking to understand themselves better, create a healthy lifestyle for their families or avoid repeating the mistakes of previous generations.
The essence of health is balance. Creating optimal health is a process of gaining, regaining and maintaining the balance between the many parts of life – personal wellness, work, parenting, partnership, home maintenance, play, healthy eating, nurturing a connection with the natural world, community and extended family. We teach you how to access the underlying obstacles that interfere when you make attempts at meaningful change.
Everything that influences your health is related to movement. Creating and maintaining balance in life is achieved by awakening movement in all parts of our bodies on a regular basis. Understanding the communication between the body and the mind provides a stable foundation for creating change. This is attained through gentle, informed physical movements; staying aware of feelings allows us to move through our emotional responses instead of getting stuck in them; and doing regular meditative practices that stimulate the smooth flow of energy (chi or prana) that nourish mind, body and soul.
Rigidity in the approach to health and wellness practices causes undue stress in the quest for the reduction of stress-related illnesses. Strict requirements like meticulous weighing and measuring of foods, exactness in yoga postures, and unrelenting persistence in fitness training all create an environment of striving for perfection. Self-punishing thoughts exacerbate feelings of failure when preset goals aren’t achieved.
This new perspective offers an approach that is motivated by self-love and acceptance. The Sugi Way is a non-violent approach based on the yogic ideal of ahimsa “a term meaning to do no harm (literally: the avoidance of violence – himsa). The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hims – to strike; himsa is injury or harm, a-himsa is the opposite of this, i.e. non harming or nonviolence.”
In consultations or classes with Amy and Ofer you will learn tools to help you connect with your inner voice and lead you to peaceful solutions. Other people tell you what to do, we teach you practical solutions for lasting change. The Sugi Way perspective teaches you how to succeed immediately, through inner listening, movement skills and simple, healthy habits. Join us in exploring these words and applying them in a practical way in your life.
Acceptance, Authenticity, Balance, Compassion, Eternity, Holiness, Love, Open-mindedness, Openness, Peace
Learn about how to get started in reducing your stress and pain and generally improving your life through individual sessions with Amy or Ofer go to the Private Programs page. For opportunities to learn in a supportive group environment go to the Group Programs page.