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CHECK OUT OUR AWARD WINNING BOOK! Healthy Weight, Healthy You: The Mind-Body Connection to Food

CHECK OUT OUR NEW BOOK! Healthy Weight, Healthy You:

The Mind-Body Connection to Food

Healthy Weight, Healthy You was chosen by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) 2018 Pinnacle Achievement Award as Best Diet Book.

Healthy Weight, Healthy You! Achieving your ideal weight by exploring the mind-body connection to weight loss provides a well-rounded, holistic approach to achieving your weight loss goals. This book explores how your feelings, thoughts, actions and environmental factors influence eating behaviors and how you can develop strategies to break old habits.

In this book you will learn:

  • The mind-body connection to food
  • Tools to increase awareness for eating healthier
  • Using “kitchen science wisdom” to create delicious meals
  • Finding an exercise routine that suits your mood

Healthy Weight, Healthy You! Is designed as a self-study guide. The book includes a variety of research and resources that will lead you to dig deeper in the study and encourage you to enjoy learning about yourself in new ways. Click here to get your copy.

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Encounters with Grace: looking for love in all the right places! In 2018 Encounters with Grace is dedicated to 365 days of finding NEMO: never ending moments of oneness!

Community-Wide Wellness Offerings

Healthy Weight, Healthy You!

 Join us for a discussion on the mind-body relationship of food.We will discuss physiology and health challenges that affect your weight. Learn to plan meals that taste great, provide balance in your diet and promote health.

Monday, January 15, 2018 7:00 -8:30 pm



Charlene teaches Yoga Classes on Friday and Saturday Mornings at The Happy Yogi.

Vinyasa II Friday mornings 7:00- 8:00 am

The Happy Yogi’s Fulton Studio is located at  11200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, Maryland.


Saturday mornings @ the Happy Yogi Olney Loft:

Therapeutic Yoga 8:30 – 9:30 am

Hatha Yoga Moderate Level 9:45 – 11:00 am

The Happy Yogi Olney Loft is located at  16650 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Maryland 20832- located in the Antique Village.

(301) 774-1961.


Pre-Natal Yoga

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Spring 8-week session: March 7th – April 25, 2018

Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) Wellness Center is located at the JHU Medical Pavillion on the Howard County General Hospital’s Campus: 10710 Charter Drive in Columbia, Maryland.

For more information, contact HCGH Wellness Center:

410- 740-7601

Yoga Research and Spirituality: A Case Study Discussion

Kimberly R. Middleton, RN, MPH, MS, RYT500,1 Regina Andrade, BA,2 Steffany Haaz Moonaz, PhD, RYT500,3 Charlene Muhammad, MS, RYT500,4 Gwenyth R. Wallen, RN, PhD5

  1. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD, Corresponding author:
  2. Economic Development, Vanderbilt University
  3. Integrative Health Sciences, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Baltimore, MD
  4. Columbia, MD
  5. NIH/Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD


There is growing evidence that yoga can be beneficial as an aspect of self-care for people with arthritis. However, yoga may be less acceptable to those from different cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic identities. While implementing a feasibility/acceptability pilot study of yoga as self-care in minority communities, the subject of spirituality surfaced. This commentary shares the experience of the researchers and yoga teachers collaborating on
the study and the larger conversation that ensued following the withdrawal of one of the study participants. It is an attempt to start a relevant and needed dialogue around yoga research as an integrative health modality, and why the underlying body-mind-spirit approach to yoga may sometimes serve as a barrier to participation for diverse populations suffering from arthritis.

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”
—Carl Sagan


Download the full discussion here


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