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COLLEEN DEVIRGILIIS
ERYT, Certified Baptiste Instructor

Colleen stepped onto her yoga mat in 2001 for her first yoga practice. After that first class, she knew she had found something incredible. With the guidance and inspiration of dedicated teachers, she continued to explore and deepen her own practice. In fact, each time she stepped onto her mat she learned something new about herself and left feeling lighter, stronger and more at peace. Her thirst for knowledge about this ancient path of yoga led her to enroll in a 200 Hour Teacher Training program. She is certified to teach Power Vinyasa and holds the ERYT 200 hour certification recognized by Yoga Alliance.

In the summer of 2006, Colleen completed Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste. It was a week that transformed her practice, teaching and her life. With the support of her husband and three sons, she completed the Level 2 Teacher Training in June of 2007. Studying with Baron and other Baptiste certified teachers reinforces her belief that this practice has no limitations. Colleen states, “Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga opened my eyes, my mind and heart to the power that we have to be our best selves, on and off the mat. We come to yoga for many reasons, we stay because it not only sculpts our bodies but awakens our spirit. The only requirement is an open mind and a willingness to grow.”

Colleen loves to share her passion for yoga and considers it a gift to be a part of the yoga community. She believes in the healing power and therapeutic benefits of a regular yoga practice and has witnessed the transformation that a dedicated practice has brought to her life as well as the lives of others. Each day she is inspired by her students and is grateful for a practice that continues to be a source of inspiration, joy and growth.

A native of Philadelphia, she is honored to share the practice of yoga in the beautiful Chester County region.

colleen@sevapoweryoga.com

http://sevapoweryoga.com
120 North Church Street
West Chester
PA
19380
55

Health Empowerment utilizes your motivation and hypnosis to create new patterns of thinking, improve behaviors, and produce positive outcomes. Health Empowerment is a commitment between you and me, Mary Barrett your hypnotist, to promote healthier living and greater happiness.

I created Health Empowerment for Hypnosis to expand my nursing to a more personal level of care. I became a nurse to care for others. To help them in whatever way I could. Twenty six years ago when I started nursing I would say, “I cannot change why someone needs my services…I can only change how they experience the services they receive”. And this was my mission statement as I worked with children and adults with cancer and AIDS…then as a nurse practitioner with abused and neglected children, and working with the elderly and the disabled. As an educator, I share my philosophy each semester on our first day of class. As an administrator I reach out to my staff when they struggle with the outcome…”sometimes we can’t change the outcome we can only change how others experience it.” To me there is a lot of power in that philosophy. And I am passing that power on to you in Health Empowerment.

http://www.healthempowerment.me/
610-696-5234
28 N New St
West Chester
PA
19380
66

Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Advanced Chiropractic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.

For some, Advanced Chiropractic will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced.

People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health. Please take the time to meet the doctor, team, and our wellness network dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. To fully understand the nature of your health we recommend you join our free website membership program. As a patient at Advanced Chiropractic we will personally tailor a wellness program specifically targeted to your wellness needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.

http://www.advanced-chiro.net/
610-696-8888
(610)- 696-8282
105A Westtown Rd.
West Chester
PA
19382
74

Jeffrey Myers has a Fine Arts degree from Kutztown University and a Certification in Massage from Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia. Jeff attributes his ability to do various styles of massage from his background in the Arts. When Jeff was at Kutztown he studied anatomy drawing which enables him to visualize muscles when palpating. This ability aids in recognizing where the problem areas are in the body and supports the body in the healing process. Massage Therapy is classified as a complementary and alternative medicine. Massage used regularly also aids in preventative health.

At UNIVERSAL MASSAGE ARTS every massage is priced the same. As a client of U.M.A. you will not be charged more if you require deep tissue as a therapy. Jeffrey Myers, CMT at U.M.A. believes every client presents with their own unique need for massage or soft tissue manipulation. The client and therapist work together to customize the best massage for the client. Jeff has studied swedish, sports massage, myofascial release, shiatsu, trigger point, active release techniques, reflexology, and various other styles.

The only way to really know what benefits you will receive from a massage or soft tissue manipulation session is to experience the therapist touch. Massage is what the body requires to restore itself to good health. We intuitively practice massage when we injure ourselves and the first thing we do is touch and massage the area that is hurt. Jeff believes that we all have the ability to heal through touch. It’s an innate ability that we possess as humans. When we suffer pain or trauma, we need the medical touch of a healing therapist to comfort and cure us. This is why Massage Therapy is a complementary and preventative medicine. It’s classified as an alternative medicine, because most Western Medicine Practitioners don’t administer massage or other alternative healing modalities. Jeff from U.M.A. has the ability to hone in on this innate ability to heal the body through touch.

http://www.universalmassagearts.com/
484) 437-2470
1450 E Boot Rd. – Suite 200F
Exton
PA
80

Hapkido and Taekwondo Training in West Chester, Pennsylvania

At Chun Ji, we provide training in two primary arts for which students can earn rank. Classes are designed around the essence of both Ju Sool Kwan Hapkido and Chungdo Kwan Taekwondo while the influence of many other styles is considered and incorporated throughout practice.

Contact Us today to learn more. Your martial arts experience at Chun Ji will be unique…designed to challenge and inspire you from the beginning of your journey. You are invited to observe a class, and then your first class is complimentary.

High quality teaching and training is what we are about. Students earn what they put into their training. In this environment, students receive the personalized attention and instruction necessary to flourish and grow a diverse skill set through physical and mental practice.

At Chun Ji, high quality training and teaching is our passion. We are not driven by commercial means so you will find us to offer reasonable tuition rates.

Our Class Schedule is as follows:

Mondays: 6:30-8:00pm
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00pm
Thursdays: 6:30-8:00pm
Saturdays: As Scheduled

Instructors

Master Corey Underhill has been practicing Korean and Japanese martial arts since 1979. His instructors are WOMAF President, Grandmaster Kim Sang Cook and Grandmaster James R. Garrison, in Beaverton, Oregon. Master Underhill developed a deep understanding and appreciation of the arts during his practice in South Korea, as well as earning his ranks in Korea through Pacific Rim Martial Arts Academy, a charter member of WOMAF. As both a student and instructor, Master Underhill has participated and led seminars and programs across the United States. In addition to being a martial arts instructor he is also trained in and teaches police tactics, to officer recruits as well as active duty police officers, self-defense curriculum and extensive weapons training to specific audiences. Master Underhill has accumulated knowledge and expertise in coaching children and adults who are physically challenged and who have developmental disabilities. He has considerable knowledge in research and development of martial arts training. His style is proven and functional. The Ju Sool Kwan style includes meditation, Tan Jan breathing and healing arts. Master Underhill’s teaching style is compassionate, honest and inspiring. His credentials include :

*East Coast Representative of World Oriental Martial Arts Federation
*7th degree Ju Sool Kwan Hapkido
*6th degree Chungdo Kwan Taekwondo
*3rd degree Jiujutsu
*1st degree Aikido

Brantlee Underhill has trained in martial arts since 1998. A student of Master Corey Underhill, Mrs. Underhill was introduced to Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kali/Silat and Cardio Kickboxing by the late Grandmaster Thomas J. Wilson. Her credentials include :

*Pennsylvania State Representative of World Oriental Martial Arts Federation

http://www.chunjimartialarts.com/
484.887.8562
120 North Church Street
West Chester
PA
88

Hybrid Cycles specializes in the light electrical vehicle market, featuring the largest selection of electric bikes in Chester County PA. Expect to see many innovative products from us as this market evolves.

Whether it’s for commuting to work, running an errand or just plain fun, know that anything that gets you out of your automobile and onto an electric bike will have a positive impact on the environment, your health, and your wallet. You can get a lot of exercise and expect to lose some weight when riding an electric bicycle. Most everyone who owns an electric bike will tell you that they enjoy using their bike more often and for longer rides than ever before.

Hybrid Cycles is all about integrity, quality, and innovation. We have one rule: “Treat everyone with dignity and respect.” We won’t sell you a product unless we have tested it ourselves, and we are so sure that you will love our bicycles that we back them up with a three-day return policy,* no questions asked.

Don’t buy an electric bike just anywhere! There are few shops like Hybrid Cycles that sell only electric bikes and have the knowledge and experience to sort out the good from the bad. We have up to 20 bikes in store with different models and a broad price range to compare.

Bike Maintenance
Hybrid Cycles has a full service bicycle (electric and fully human powered bikes) assembly and repair shop.

Services provided include :

* Bike Assembly
* Accessory Installation
* Seasonal Tune Up
* Brake Adjustments
* Tire Repair or Replacement
* Chain Repair or Replacement
* Gear Shifter Adjustment
* Fitting
* Wheel Truing
* Electrical System Checkout

Bring your bike in for an estimate. Pull up out front and we’ll help you bring it into the store.

http://www.hybrid-cycles.com
484-753-3581
126 East Gay Street
West Chester
PA
19380
237

Food is my passion! As a Health and Wellness Coach, I am excited to work with women, helping them to make small changes without feeling stressed or deprived. I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods.

Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. My specialty – helping women care for themselves and their families without feeling stressed out or deprived.
I grew up with my mom and sister having hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). My mom made her own bread, baked healthy cookies which I traded with my friends at lunch for Oreos. We moved a lot and pretty much everywhere we lived there was a vegetable garden and a farmers market to go to.

Of course during my high school college years where I had more control of what I put in my mouth I ate 7-eleven nachos for breakfast, drank blue kool-aid , gulped six packs of coke and reveled in peanut butter and fluff. I can’t say how all the crap I put in my body made me feel, I never paid attention.

It wasn’t until I had kids that I really paid attention to what we ate, the chemicals I was using and how they all might be affecting us. My oldest had a severe reaction to antibiotics and the introduction of milk at one year old and I started reading ingredient labels. That is when I realized that what I had been feeding my family wasn’t even food. Just chemicals. It took over a year to heal Brian. We went to doctors and specialists, had tests done and no one had the answer as to why he couldn’t digest anything. It was left to me and trial and error.
That was the beginning of the end for me. They say knowledge is power and so it was for me. I began reading and what I read was scary. So I changed what we ate. I changed how I spent my money. Not overnight, not all at once, just one bite at time. I would stop buying certain things or going to certain restaurants. They were replaced with something else, something better.

The journey started 11 years ago and it still continues.

I am lucky. I live in Pennsylvania and am surrounded by local farms and farmers markets. I know these farmers, they are my friends. I know where my food comes from.
Together with what I have learned from my own experiences, those of the farmers I have met and my continuing education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, this site is for you to find new places to check out, try a new recipe, simplify your weeknight meals, take action, or find some great reading material.

Eat Real Be Well,
emi

http://www.eatrealbewell.com/
(484) 888-6563
Chester County
Chester Springs
PA
19425
98

We believe yoga is for everyone: every size, every age, every mood, every degree of flexibility, special needs, yoga for the blind, amputees, wheelchairs, walkers…

ALL are welcome!

Eat Drink Om offers click and pick yoga. When you visit Eat Drink Om’s website, you can pick the time that works best for you, the length of the class and the type of class. Basically, you control the schedule. If someone else sees the class you have created and it works for them as well, then they can sign up. If not, you have a private yoga class at a group rate.

Studio Hours:
Monday 9:15a-6:15p
Tuesday 7a-7:30p
Wednesday and Thursday 9:15a-7:30p
Friday 10a-3p and 5:30-630p

1st & 3rd Sat 9:15a-11:15a
1st & 3rd Friday & Sat 6:30p-8:30p Drop your kids off for PJ yoga and dine in town.

Manifesto:

* we believe in a practice that can be quiet, loud, slow, funky…no guru experience required.

* we believe in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Moksha, John Friend, Yoga 4 Classrooms, and all our past mentors, friends & foes, who have helped us in our journey.

* we believe in living Green. we use biodegradable garbage bags. we serve our drinks using cups, lids, straws and utensils that can be composted—biodegradable trash & sandwich bags! do you?

* we believe in buying local and using local vendors.

* we believe that when given the chance to practice yoga while looking out over a park, listening to rockin’ music, you should take that chance.

* we believe in acceptance

* we believe in people

* we believe in snow days

* we believe you should be able to make your OWN
“yoga menu” each week

* we believe you should believe in yourself – and your own manifesto.

http://www.eatdrinkom.com/
484-356-8655
124 East Gay Street
West Chester
PA
19380
103

At Premier Personal Training we recognize that one of the biggest barriers for people to start training with us is FEAR!

Many people suffer from a poor body image and believe that they must be in better shape before they come to see us. Some believe that we will judge them or not want to work with them due to their current fitness level (or lack of any fitness level).

NOTHING could be further from the truth. WE are here to help you.

The person who is the most out of shape is the one who needs us the most! If this sounds like you, feel confident that when you call us, we will be MORE than happy to support your fitness quest.

We have helped some of our clients lose over 100 lbs!

And we DO NOT yell at you like you see trainers do on TV. We focus on what you are doing right and ENCOURAGE you to do more of that.

Our methods work extremely well and we GUARANTEE your satisfaction or your money back. No questions asked.

So don’t feel like you have to clean the house before the cleaning lady gets there- call us to help get you started on a whole new you and a whole new way of life.

We promise you will be welcomed and treated with the dignity and respect that every human being deserves.

So come in and have fun while getting fit. You will be glad you did.

At Premier Personal Training you will discover more than just a gym in West Chester, PA. You will find a personal trainer and life coach that will help you transform your life and health. Hire any one of the trainers working with Dennis Carroll or work with Dennis exclusively. The choice is yours.

Here is what our clients are saying:

“I didn’t know what to expect when I first contacted Premier and was a bit nervous about it. I have to say it is a joy to work out at Premier personal training where encouragement, humor and sensitivity are combined with expertise and skill in an approach that produces great results. If you want to achieve your goals, this is the place.” –Shirley A., 67

“The chronic pain from my knees finally got the best of me. I knew I had to exercise but being overweight I felt insecure about contacting a trainer. I did not know if they would be willing to work with me. But I made the call to Premier and I am glad I did! My pain, over time, lessened (on a scale of 1-10) from an 11 to a 3! It’s been 4 ½ months now. The staff is not only extremely competent but genuinely caring, as well. So now, 22 pounds lighter, with increased strength in my quads, hams, gluts, arms, and core, I am feeling more confident than I have in years. Best of all, in a recent visit to my doctor, we discussed the strong probability that I may not need the knee surgery we had previously discussed. It’s wonderful to have such a resource as Premier here in West Chester. I highly recommend this caring group of professional trainers. Thanks Premier!!!!!!” –Joyce Chester 50, lost 20+

610-429-9002
142 E. Gay Street
West Chester
PA
19380
142

Awaken With Light offers meditation, Reiki and Self-Discovery workshops and services to help you become master of your own mind.

Use Meditation to change your mental and physical reaction to work stress, anxiety or depression. Train your mind and body to manage and reduce chronic pain. Use Reiki’s healing energy to aid in overall wellness, heal your body before and after an operation, help your body if going through chemotherapy, and help a loved one dealing with hospice. Use Self-Discovery Workshops to embrace a positive way of thinking, to attract more of what you want and less of what you do not want.

Classes and services are held at the Awaken With Light studio in West Chester, PA or Nancy can customize a package for the location of your choice.

About Nancy Gentle-Boudrie:
is a Reiki master and teacher as well as a certified meditation instructor and practitioner. She is committed to enhancing the quality of life in others by illuminating the path to self-discovery, wellness and positive living.

Her passion and goal is to help clients to connect to the power within in order to learn how to bring a better sense of peace and balance to their lives. Through Reiki, meditation and self-discovery workshops, Nancy encourages clients to embrace a positive lifestyle to achieve personal and professional happiness.

Nancy began to realize her spiritual path of enlightenment as she was teaching and encouraging her own young children to find their own authenticity. As she was fostering their development, she realized that enhancing the quality of life in others was a life goal. She trained as a Reiki Master and started her own Reiki practice. Furthering her education and passion, Nancy is trained in various meditation techniques and other related course studies.

Before starting her Reiki and meditation practice, Nancy was the president of an insurance agency. In addition to the Reiki and meditation certifications, she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Management from Auburn University. As a result, Nancy understands and can relate to the demands and stresses created by today’s hurried world. Her expertise, confidence and soothing, melodic voice can help anyone calm their mind from the day-to-day stress and easily slip into a level of mindfulness.

Nancy is also the creator of Welcome Inner Balance, a visually guided meditation CD. Experiencing the CD brings the vital life force energy that runs in and around the body into balance. By integrating this sense of inner balance, listeners achieve their natural state of well being in mind, body and spirit. When alignment is achieved, listeners can embrace inner peace, immense joy and enlightenment.

She also serves the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, Pa. by providing Reiki and meditation services. She also provides meditation workshops for the staff so they may be energized and claim their own sense of peace and balance.

http://www.awakenwithlight.com/
484-252-1150
252 East Gay Street
West Chester
PA
19380