COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Los Alamos business Yoga with Jacci is now High Mountain Wellbeing. High Mountain Wellbeing Grand Re-opening will be Friday, November 4, 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. Ribbon cutting at 5:00 P.M at 190 Central Park Square, Suite 212. Light refreshments will be provided.
After 22 years, owner Jacci Gruninger is offering more than just yoga. In addition to her yoga classes, she has expanded her businesses to provide services in Thai yoga massage, focus coaching, and assisted stretch sessions. Gruninger’s journey began as a wellness specialist. With a master’s in health science, Gruninger ran wellness programs for both The George Washington University and Arlington County Government and worked with individuals to develop personal wellness plans. She then spent a few years in yoga practice before training in Thai yoga massage and yoga therapy. In the last two years, she has completed a certification in Focus Coaching, Gentle Somatic Yoga and Facilitated Stretching. She is now ready to expand her practice and invite anyone interested in whole body wellbeing to check out her offerings.
“The name change also supports my longer vision of working with other wellness practitioners in Los Alamos to offer community members easier access to enhancing their health and wellbeing,” owner Jacci Gruninger states.
Here is a little more information about her new offerings:
Focus Coaching (Inner Relationship Focusing/IRF) is a gentle somatic practice that allows you to connect to your body’s wisdom with non-judgemental awareness. It involves going inside to explore and inquire for answers that you may not find by thinking alone. IRF emphasizes being in relationship with all parts of yourself, even the parts that feel uncomfortable, unacceptable, overwhelming, in conflict or disliked. These parts are often hidden or buried, which inhibits our ability to move forward in our lives. Together, we will slowly connect to the various parts of you through the use of guided inquiry, imagery and visualization. Movement, breathwork and meditation may also be part of the process. Acknowledging and being with what shows up can lead to transformation, healing of trauma, resolution of past difficulties or other difficult mental, physical, emotional and spiritual issues. Focusing work asks you to learn to be with your sensations and feelings. It is a process of being present with something that is asking for your attention. During a Focusing Session you learn to lean into what you are feeling with interested curiosity.
Stre-tch Sessions at High Mountain Wellbeing include both PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) and Gentle Somatic Yoga. PNF or Facilitated Stretching is a form of assisted stretching used to improve joint mobility and physical performance. PNF involves two different types of stretching – passive stretching and isometric stretching. Passive stretching is when a muscle group (say hamstrings) is moved into a position and you hold the position for a period of time. Isometric stretching is when the muscle contracts (is active) but doesn’t lengthen or shorten. Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) involves loading and unloading the muscles without strain or pain in order to reset muscle length, self-correct stress-based movement patterns, and change neural pathways to enhance body movement. GSY is useful for unwinding stiffness, pain and postural imbalances in the body and improving flexibility through brain-to-muscle re-education.
Ribbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, please visit losalamoschamber.com or contact Ryn Herrmann at (505) 661-4807, or Sam McRae at (505) 661-4816.
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Creative District, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, projectY cowork Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park.