Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy May! Mother's Day, Breathing Easy and Golf

May you always have these blessings: A soft breeze when summer comes, a warm fireside in winter, and always, the warm, soft smile of a friend. May the roads rise to meet you. May the wind be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields. May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold, and at the end of your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.

Happy May.


This Mother's Day
Give Her the Gift of Relaxation

Moms love massage. Period. New moms, old moms, single moms, moms with one kid, moms with a dozen kids, your mom, moms-to-be, your best friend's mom, your mother-in-law, the mother of your children - they will all love you for treating them to a relaxing massage for Mother's Day - trust me!

Click here to purchase a gift certificate for your mom of choice.

And this Mother's Day, Bodymind Massage will be open!... a rare Sunday event! So bring your mom for a massage and a cup of tea and let her know how much she means to you. Appointment times are limited, so call 845-255-3228 today for your appointment!

Mentastics® Minute
Welcome to your Mentastics Minute!
Mentastics, or mind-directed movements, are a fun and easy way to help you relax, break through holding patterns in your body, move easier and recall the feeling of a Trager session.

In each newsletter, I suggest a Mentastics movement that you can "try on" for yourself. If you have suggestions or requests for the Mentastics Minute, please send us an email.

"Breathing Easy"
This Mentastic movement helps bring a feeling of ease to the entire body.

How often do we think of our breathing? Not too often, probably - it is an involuntary action that takes place, by definition, without having to think about it so life can be sustained. But how would it feel if you did focus on it for just a moment?

Have a seat and become comfortable in your office chair, sofa, yoga cushion, leaning on a shade tree - wherever you choose to sit. Now close your eyes and become aware of your breath for a few moments - not trying to change it or judge it, but just becoming aware. Now pause for a moment. Next, bring your attention back to your breath and this time visualize that with every breath in, your back becomes longer and that with every breath out, your back becomes wider. Practice this for about one minute, feeling with every breath that it is easier, and easier and easier... with no effort.

Now pause for a moment. What do you notice about your body, how you are sitting - your breath - your mind?

Rotary Shares
Rotary Radio

This past March, Helen Gutfreund of Bodymind Massage was interviewed on 950AM WHVW, about her experiences while in New Zealand on Rotary International's Group Study Exchange, a program for young professionals who are chosen to act as International Ambassadors, learn how their professions are practiced elsewhere, and engage in a cultural and idea exchange.

Click here to listen or visit and click on the "March 7, 2008" link.

New Paltz Rotary
5th Annual Scholarship Scramble


Come join us in a round of golf for a good cause - scholarships that
are given to meritorious and needy students from New Paltz.

Thursday, June 26, 2008
Apple Greens Golf Course
Format - 2 player scramble
Registration/Check in 8:30am
Tee Off 9:30am

$125.00 per person

18 holes with cart
Lunch at the turn
Longest Drive (men's & women's)
Closest to the Pin
Hole in One

Please contact Helen Gutfreund at 845-255-3228 or click here to email her for a registration form