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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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De-Stress This Holiday Season

From the Desk of Katrina Sukola, Yoga Teacher…  

‘Tis the season to be busy with holiday shopping, traveling and filling our social calendars.  It is also the time of year when we are most likely to catch a cold or feel stressed. When we perceive and feel stress, toxicity builds in the body. The body begins to break down and lose the energy that it requires to function at optimal levels. Stress, whether physical or emotional, can actually weaken the immune system and limits the body’s ability to repair itself.

 

The key to stress is learning how to manage it. When managed well, stress can lead to progress and growth.  Here are some tips to keep you in peak condition during the holidays:

 

- Practice yoga regularly - include restorative poses and deep breathing in your practice.

 

- Study meditation or other mindfulness practices.

 

- Learn how to laugh at yourself. When we feel good, our body responds. Approach stress with humor and practice having a positive outlook on your life.

 

- During the winter season, it is a good idea to strengthen the immune system so that it can successfully fight off infections. Adopt regular sleep and eating patterns.

 

You may not be able to avoid life and its stressors, but you can choose how to respond to these events. The holidays are a time of celebration, family, friends, and travel. Take a moment to slow down, center yourself, and let your stress melt away.

 

Katrina Sukola, Yoga Teacher

Katrina has had a lifelong relationship with movement. Dancing from a young age, including ballet and later studying other styles including flamenco and aerial dance. In 2001, she began exploring different styles of yoga such as Vinyasa, Restorative and Anusara yoga. Katrina completed her 200-hour certification with YogaWorks in 2010, training with master yoga teacher Natasha Rizopoulos. Her teaching is strongly influenced by this method, combining Ashtanga’s focus on connecting movement with breath and Iyengar’s attention to precise alignment. Other influences include her teachers Jillian Pransky, Barbara Benagh and Daniel Orlansky.

 

In both individual and small group settings, students will experience thoughtfully sequenced classes, cultivating body and mental awareness, and finding balance between effort and ease. Katrina teaches yoga for students to increase strength and flexibility while reducing stress and tension, creating calm in both the body and mind. Through continuous practice, Katrina has experienced the powerful mental and physical benefits of yoga, both on and off the mat. Katrina teaches yoga throughout the Boston area and is a member of the dance company Round the Corner Movers. She continues learning and sharing this ancient practice of moving, breathing, and overall well-being.

 

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