Sari Hands PLC Summer 2015 Newsletter!
        Sari A. Lewis,
       OTR/L, RCST

Sari loves to help facilitate your Wellness and Quality of Life through gentle manual therapies.  These techniques include Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release to help calm your tissues and nervous system.
Sari graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
After completing clinical internships in NY and CA, she settled in Arizona. For over a decade, Sari specialized in hand and upper extremity therapy, followed by several years working for

Medtronic and Empi selling
electrotherapy products.
(TENS and muscle stimulators)
In 1997, she returned to her true love of patient care and began studies with the International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners (The Upledger Institute) and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA).  Sari completed over 1000 hours of training in Biomechanical and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and obtained Diplomate certification as a Registered Craniosacral Therapist. (RCST®) 
Sari also 
has additional training using Craniosacral Therapy with newborns and infants.

Sari continues to participate as a Teaching Assistant for multiple Craniosacral Therapy courses, including International courses in Kiental, Switzerland in May of 2012 and 2013 and September 2014.
Sari delights in focusing attention on patient care in her North Scottsdale office, 
Sari Hands PLC, where she works with a diverse caseload, ranging from birth to over 90.  She is also a contributing
writer to online and print publications. 

Sari is a fitness enthusiast and a 'foodie', who loves to combine beautiful, fresh ingredients in delicious and healthy ways!

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Please take a moment to rate Sari Hands PLC on Healthgrades.  It only takes a moment and helps those looking for a Craniosacral Therapist to feel more confident in their decision to come to see Sari for a visit.

 Summer 2015 
One Breath Connected

While the practice of yoga has been around for 5000+ years, continued popularity and awareness have brought increased attention to the benefits of yoga with diverse groups of people.
In the 1980's, yoga became a popular form of physical exercise and has evolved into a wide variety of styles over the years.

Yoga can help with our strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and stability.  

Additionally, yoga may contribute to decreased stress and anxiety.  By focusing our awareness on breath and mindfulness, we can calm our tissues and nervous systems. 

And there is a sense of belonging within a group when we practice yoga with others.

All of these benefits can contribute to an improved sense of well-being and quality of life.  These blend so beautifully with the calming benefits of Craniosacral Therapy.

A few weeks ago, I began my regular Monday evening yoga practice feeling a bit "off".  After several minutes, it was clear that I could not comfortably or safely do the poses in the class.  I chose to do what I've always kind of wanted to do in a yoga class...

I settled onto my mat in Shavasana (corpse pose), resting comfortably on my back with my arms by my sides, palms facing up.  I began to focus on slow breaths.  I started to feel calmer.  

When the instructor checked in with me, I felt her compassion through her pace and breath.  Then I felt compassion from the other yogis in class.  The foundation of yoga is breath.  We were breathing together and practicing yoga together even though I wasn't doing any poses.  I felt so much better afterwards!  We were in Community.

How do we benefit from being in Community?

We can share our concerns, our experience, strengths and resources.  

Yoga can vary greatly from style, temperature, use of instruments, like crystal bowls or voices united in chants.  There are almost an overwhelming amount of choices.

Here's a great way to navigate some choices, find ways to practice yoga with friends and be a part of a new and growing yoga community committed to mindful living.
One Breath Connected is a web-based application designed to create a global yoga community.  

Participating yoga studios provide 1/2 price drop in rates once a month.  

       It's free for studios and yogis to join OBC.  
You can use this link to easily sign up and start taking advantage of the benefits of the OBC Community.  Pass on this email and link to your community.

One lucky community member will win
a One Breath Connected
t-shirt by registering by August 5, 2015.

     There is also a special Benefit offered by
         Sari Hands PLC to the first 10 yogis
                    who find and claim it!
              I'm so grateful to have you all in
         my Community of Health and Wellness!  


Address ~ 10601 N. Hayden Road, Suite I-108 ~ Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone ~ 480-998-8448
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