Welcome to Peaked Hill Studio by Valerie Sonnenthal
To the right, you will notice I'm using slant boards under my feet as we do plié wall squats during one of the RevInMo classes created for my needs. The slant board will help build back strength in my arches, now pretty flat. One of my goals this year is to bring back my big toes, wake them up, make them active participants and functionally supportive. RevInMo "is a form of neuro-kinesthetic programming." I am working to regain balance in my system, and supported mobility. Through biomechanical yoga I have regained range of motion and greater ease in my joints, but find I need more strengthening of my fascial system, more ease of response and better overall organization for balance.
Photo: Dr. Edythe Heus, left, me, center and Dr. April Graham, right.
Updated for March 2023
March already? At least Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 12th and I found crocuses blooming at the dog park before February's farewell snowstorm. On Jnauary 30th I began my four day immersive with Dr. Edythe Heus, founder of Revolution in Motion, and her assistant Dr. April Graham from Blue Heron Physical Medicine in Longmont, CO. Yes I regained feeling in my right foot after just two days, but by the second week home those changes begin slipping back into numbness. Dr. Edythe recommended I buy my own stimpod and she will mentor me. I have now ordered this essential tool and am waiting a second week for shipment. I will also get an initial training session from the manufacturer. In the fall I looked for a chiropractor or physical therapist who offers this essential treatment for anyone living with neuropathy and found no practitioners in all of New England.
Saying goodbye at the end of my 4-day Immersive with Dr. Edythe Heus, founder of Revolution In Motion (RevInMo), wasn't easy after being so cared for. The challenge for change remains up to me as I regain more efficient and fluid function, continue to "train the full spectrum of lower abdominal muscles," and continue "creating a balance between restoration and prevention."
The center for alternative healers I've been working on, Corliss Corner, is nearing completion in Providence. There are three tenants signing on: the area's only functional medicine doctor/psychiatrist, an herbal apothecary, and a healing through tarot and magic duo. There are still three more affordable rental units to fill. If you know an acupuncturist, chiropractor or other healer in Providence, feel free to connect us. I can't wait to see Islander Melissa Patterson of About Signs MV final design choices.
Photo (top left): Dr. Edythe Heus and I enjoying a hug at our farewell dinner.
(bottom left) Working my feet at the dog park.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
*March classes continue virtually only.
All levels of experience
or no prior experience
all are welcome.
Stay well and I hope to see you soon.
*Restorative Sound Journey*
Tuesday, March 7 @ 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 @ 5 p.m.
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to enjoy when you need it over the next month