Welcome to Peaked Hill Studio by Valerie Sonnenthal
Updated for May 2023
Why do we do what we do? Move, not move, establish practices in our lives to help us with pain, to change how our bodies feel and how we feel about our bodies. Life is not linear nor is any path to a healthier body. Though most new students to biomechanically-based yoga can feel a difference after just one class it does not mean there's room for another class in their lives. For the last couple of months I've focused on the effects of working with the plasticity of my body through Rev6 (aka Revolution in Motion). More of my imbalances are revealed, while my overall ability to respond to the world around me clearly improves. Please click my article in case If you missed it in the Martha Vineyard Times about my healing journey this year.
Stimpod NMS460 Update: I had a 45-minute session with one of the Stimpod manufacturer's pros which was a great help in understanding how to more efficiently use this nerve stimulator and healer. At the end of April I attended my sister-in-law's wedding in Virginia and brought my stimpod. Before leaving I could not find a small enough case to put some of the electrode gel into and assumed I would just be able to buy some at any drugstore near where I was staying. Wrong -- I learned electrode gel is not available over the counter anywhere in the U.S. Losing five to six days of treatment set me way back and the only consolation was that I can self-treat when I returned home.
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Last month I mentioned Functional Medicine Dr. Achina P. Stein's book "What If It's NOT Depression?: Your Guide to Finding Answers and Solutions." Another great book about Functional Medicine is by Dr. Stein's friend Dr. Jill Carnahan, "Unexpected: Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith." I credit Functional Medicine with showing me the one medication I take was primarily not being absorbed by my body. Through changes in my diet, supplements and follow-up blood tests the absorption levels completely changed, something I never would have known without Functional Medicine.
In the top left photo are some of Rev6's tools including a slant board, a pair of pipes (for foot work), assorted hand weights and yellow ones which can be used both on hands or feet.
In the bottom photo students in New Hamshire, Maine and Martha's Vineyard enjoy a Kaiut Yoga class.
Here's a peek at the ongoing construction of the new Providence, R.I. studio, which will be ready for early fall. A couple of weeks ago we held the 1st Providence Photo Book Fair in the pop-up space in the same building. We look forward to hosting events starting in the fall.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays at 9 a.m.
All therapeutic yoga classes continue virtually only.
Peaked Hill Yoga is all about biomechanical health (or said another way, your freedom of movement). It has been designed to work through chronic pain & injuries, general aches & stiffness, and work for the inflexible, hyper flexible and the aging body.
All levels of experience
or no prior experience, all are welcome.
Stay well and I hope to see you soon.
*Restorative Sound Journey*
Sundays at 5 pm
create an account and reserve your mat
or get a listening link
to enjoy when you need it
(*good for a week of therapeutic calm)