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The Resiliency Center: Your Place for Healing, Education & Community in Ambler, PA
Planting Small Seeds of Change
I ran into a friend the other day who was smoking a cigarette.  As this friend was a former smoker at our last meeting, I inquired about how quitting smoking was going.  My friend explained how difficult the process was and how he exchanged smoking for eating, gaining over 20 pounds in a short period of time.  

My immediate thought and remedy for pretty much everything popped into my head: “You should come to yoga with me!” It may have seemed illogical to make a statement like that to someone who has absolutely no interest in yoga and he thought so too because he responded by saying, “I don’t want to twist myself into a pretzel.” However, the connection between smoking and yoga is the breath. In addition, yoga requires us to focus on ourselves and our bodies in the present moment.  This awareness and presence plants seeds in other areas of our lives and has the potential to create change.  
When supporting a family in communicating with one another or practicing mindfulness as a self-care skill in my counseling practice, I frame the task as practice. 

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A Still Point source and sorcerer, as vessel and vassel.
a way it is:  a human being lives with intelligence and with sensitivity, and with such a tidal wave of energy and information pouring in (courtesy of the universe/multiverse), is susceptible to desperation, is prone to feeling overwhelmed.
the barricades and battlements and barriers and boundaries we create to hold back the roaring and rushing of the flood waters does not negate the real and true nature of our intelligence and sensitivity.

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Featured Programs

FREE Webinar with Dr. Tetlow on Vitamin D!
Friday, 8/24, 12:00 – 12:55 pm
Dr. Tetlow is committed to make education the focus of not only her integrative medical clinic at The Resiliency Center, but for all her speaking engagements. As an MD, she routinely uses a holistic mind, body & spirit approach one-on-one, and now seeks to bring ‘information and inspiration’ to larger audiences. “It really matters what YOU do,” Dr. Tetlow states.  “I have found that brief online webinars are an easy way to re-commit to one's own health goals. I offer specific information so one can act immediately to start feeling better,” Dr. Tetlow shares.
To sign up for the free webinar entitled: "Vitamin D3 for Health, Cancer Prevention and Recovery: A Webinar for Everyone,"
email or call (888) 702-7074 ext. 3.

Nia Holistic Fitness Classes
Mondays at 6 pm in Mt. Airy Thru August 6

The Resiliency Center's somatic psychologist, Jodi Schwartz-Levy, PhD, will be offering Nia holistic fitness classes at The Philadelphia Dance Theater in Mt. Airy. Nia is a true mind/body/spirit fitness celebration which is based on the pleasure principle. Through a beautiful synthesis of dance, martial arts, and healing arts, you will be guided to strengthen and stretch every part of you while having a great time. Drop in for $15.

> For more info, visit or, 215-370-7878. 

Vinyasa Yoga Classes Beginning on August 6th!
Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Come connect your mind, body and breath through a gentle and fluid asana (posture) practice, with emphasis on alignment, deep breathing techniques, awareness, meditation and philosophy. Students will learn how to find the balance between sthira (effort) and sukha (ease) in each of the postures. This class is for all levels of students, and the only requirement is the intention to learn and grow. Investment is $15 per class, and advanced registration required.

Yoga instructor Lynn Roberts leads a multifaceted life, and her experience in healing has many dimensions. Her yoga career stemmed from her background in martial arts. After receiving 200 hours of training in yoga, she attended Kripalu School of Ayurveda and became an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist and Lifestyle Consultant.  

To learn more or to Register for a yoga class, contact Lynn at 215-254-9123. 
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Upcoming Programs

Laughter Yoga, Mondays: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 at 10 am

Rumi Poetry Reading & Discussion
Wednesday, 8/15, 7 pm

Healthcare Professionals Networking Breakfast
1nd Wednesday of the month
8/1, 9 – 10:30 am
The Creative Writer’s Group, 
2nd Wednesday 8/8, 7 – 9 pm
Please RSVP

Women’s Personal Growth Group, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9:30am

> For more info or to inquire about joining a morning or evening group, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or

Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Group
Thursdays at 1:30 pm, 12 weeks, Starting this Fall!

> Contact Jeff Katowitz, LMFT at or Elizabeth Venart, LPC at to learn more

The Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop, Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
Next workshop begins Sept. 4
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Morning Meditation
Mondays, 8:30 - 9:30 am

Evening Meditation
Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Qi Gong Classes
Thursdays, 2:00 and 6:15 pm

Knitting Circle
Second Saturday, August 11

> Learn more about these programs and more on The Resiliency Center's events page and online calendar.

Opportunity for Practitioners

The Resiliency Center currently has  part-time office space available for healthcare or healing arts professionals interested in joining our community.  

Acupuncturists, career counselors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and other practitioners of integrative wellness approaches encouraged to inquire. To learn more and/or to schedule a meeting to see the space and talk with practitioners in person, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or

Quote of the Month

Asking for help is an affirmation that you believe in yourself,
That you recognize an answer is available,
And that you are open to receiving it.
- Alan Cohen 

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