Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa


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Yoga Helps Manage Weight- even as we age.

Weight LossIt probably doesn’t surprise you to hear that research has found that people who regularly practice yoga- even as they age- are less likely to gain weight than those who do not practice yoga (Shirley Archer, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (2005; 11 [4], 28–33).

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Health Care 911: The Secret to Avoiding a Health Crisis

emergency mainI’ve been following our health care debate over the years with great interest.

Truth is, we don’t have a health care system.  We have a sick care system.  Meaning, only when we get sick, do we begin to address our issue or illness and by then it costs us a lot more to address it.

The result?
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Afraid of Yoga Pretzels?

Yoga PretzelWhen you see yoga magazine covers or yoga classes at your gym, do you think, “I can’t and don’t want to get into that!”

Then I want to let you know that yoga is more like ice cream than you may think.  (Did I just hear you say, “Like ice cream???”)

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Fitness4Diabetics Guest Speaker

“Change? It’s Already Happening” was Michele Risa’s message to the diabetes community on January 8, 2008. “Many wish for change but the truth is it’s happening all the time,” she explained. “In fact, it’s the only constant in life. And it’s based on universal principals of energy.”

Michele discussed how you can harness this powerful force by learning how to align your thoughts, words, and actions with your feelings and desires. This seminar was presented via web and phone in an interactive, workshop format. Read the news blast below!

Fit4D Expands Webinar Schedule in Support of National Diabetes Month — Featuring Topics from Fitness to Holiday Eating for People with Diabetes

New York, NY (PRWEB via PRWebDirect) November 12, 2007 — Fit4D™ (Fitness4Diabetics), has announced new webinars in support of National Diabetes Month. These web/phone seminars are provided as an educational resource and at no cost to people with diabetes and their families across the USA.

Webinars are hosted by Fit4D coaches who are also nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians and personal trainers with extensive diabetes expertise and accreditations. Fit4D coaches present engaging content and answer questions designed to support people with diabetes live healthy and fulfilling lives.

During a webinar, participants watch a Power Point presentation on their computer while listening to the presenter by phone. Participants can question the experts via phone and using on-line tools. Queries are discussed on the call.

Fit4D also offers members 1:1 personalized fitness and nutrition guidance/support that helps them achieve their fitness and nutrition goals.

Fit4D webinar and personalized coaching is available to people with diabetes at all levels of fitness from beginner to seasoned athlete.

The following are the upcoming and new interactive webinars:

Nutritionist Susan Meeke will discuss holiday-related issues on November 15th at 7 p.m. EDT during “Turkey, Stuffing & Pie, Oh My! Diabetes during the Holidays.” Topics will include lifestyle strategies for blood sugar control, baking and cooking with sweeteners and calculating carbohydrates in traditional recipes.

On December 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m EDT Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, Karen Johnson will present “Fasten Your Seat Belt…The Ride Could Be Bumpy.”

Questions addressed include: “How do you travel and manage illnesses safely with diabetes?” Laurie Anderson, MS, RNP, CDOE and Fit4D Director of Wellness Services will co-host the for an interactive discussion about the highs and lows of blood sugar management during travel and sick days. Come share your tips and experiences!

And to start the new year on January 8th at 7 p.m. EST, Kundalini and Hatha Yoga teacher, Michele Risa, will present “Change? It’s Already Happening.” Many wish for change but the truth is it’s happening all the time. In fact, it’s the only constant in life. And it’s based on universal principals of energy. Fit4D guest speaker, Michele Risa, will discuss how you can harness this powerful force by learning how to align your thoughts, words, actions, feelings and desires. This web seminar will be presented via web and phone in a workshop format and is interactive.

Fit4D™ is an innovative service, focused on people with diabetes that makes personal motivation and coaching available to everyone within reach of a computer and/or phone. A team of diabetes specialists including nurses, registered dieticians, exercise physiologists and trainers helps members start or improve an exercise and/or nutrition program.

Fit4D™ coaches provide the support and motivation only available from a personal coach who empowers patients to achieve the sense of well-being that comes from being in control.

For information, visit or contact info @ phone: 1-866-411-0254. Media should contact Tim Klein at 321-558-8843 or email timkleinbiz @


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What People Are Saying. . .
I just completed Michele’s 90-day MORE program. As Michele will remind you, if you decide to study with her, things don’t happen to us; they happen for us. Michele happened for me just when I needed what she is committed to teaching. Commitment is the key word because she is always thinking of what she can do to help others live happy, successful lives filled with joy. She takes care to really understand what each of her students needs and instinctively suggests just the right message, yoga exercise, meditation, food, experience, etc., that will resonate with them to help them courageously live the life they want. Michele is a gift you deserve to give yourself when you’re finally ready to live your best, authentic life.
- Sheri Robbins, New York

...I have suffered from emotional eating for 6 years, during which I have juggled and switched through different therapists and treatment options. I continued to feel "stuck" as the approaches focused on the past and why I acquired my disease. ...Michele's plan of remaining present- right here, right now- in addition to helping me choose love for myself, has allowed me to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually... Michele is a true gift from God.
- Michele Messina, New Jersey

The benefits have been significant. My reason for doing this yoga is to improve and maintain good health. Each morning class provides me with the motivation to get up and improve my physical and mental strength. I also think one of the greatest things about Michele’s 365 Yoga Course is I can join a class any day of the week, drop in at any time during the class and leave at a time that works for me and my schedule, from anywhere I am.
- Philip Swanton, New York