Women’s Wellness

Third Age Women’s Wellness: Blog and Services for women of peri-menopause age and beyond

Fit2B Studio: Women’s fitness routines from the comfort of your own home.

Kelly Brogan, MD: Holistic Women’s Health Psychiatrist, excellent resource for mood-based concerns (anxiety, depression, etc).


Institute for Functional Medicine: Find a Functional Medicine Practitioner near you

Functional/Integrative Medicine: Dr Stephanie Daniels, DO (highly recommend for getting to the source of your health issues)

Orthopedic Surgeon: Dr James DiStefano

Functional/Integrative Medicine: Dr Akil Palanisamy, MD (CPMC Integrative Medicine Physician)

Joint Preservation Surgeon: Dr Nicholas Mast, MD

Joint Preservation Surgeon: Dr Amir Jamali, MD

Hormone/Adrenal Testing: Canary Club

Things Physicians and Patients Should Question: Choose Wisely


Mind-Body Movement Center’s YouTube Channel

Find Recordings and Videos from Tianna, such as breath awareness, body scan and neck and shoulder therapy.

Progressive Relaxation Recording: Recording that I made of the progressive relaxation that I do at the end of yoga class. Repeat it as necessary to help you relax the body and mind any time.

Stress Release: 6 minute wave video that my husband made….ease your mind in a few moments.


Food & Supplements

Nano Emulsified Hemp Oil: Curious about how you can build resilience in your endocannabinoid system? Our bodies have CB1 and CB2 receptors that once activated they have the possibility of reducing pain, enhancing sleep and reducing anxiety, just to name a few. Find out more about the product HERE. I’ve been using it and have reduced my pain. My husband has improved his sleep quality. Get a hold of your own to try it out for yourself.  *I am an affiliate of Prime My Body

Emerson Ecologics: Always best to get nutrition from food first, but when you can’t supplementation is the next best option. And professional grade supplements are a much better investment than those drugstore brands.  Patient access code is MBMC25. Click on the image below + use the code and you will receive 15% off. You will be taken to my personal recommendations once you login.

Eat Well, www.eatwellguide.org Enter your city and find healthier eats near you!

Terra Firma Farms: Bay Area local CSA, get fresh, safe fruits and vegetables delivered in your town each week.

iHerb: Purchase herbs, vitamins, healthy foods/spices and bath/beauty products. Go to http://www.iherb.com/mypage/mindbodymovement for $5-10 off your first order. Just enter code QAJ791. Orders over $20 are always free shipping. You will find my favorites there.

 Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

I can help you with internal and external pelvic health therapy (hands-on therapy and therapeutic exercise/yoga), nutrition and coaching. But here are some other local references:

Pelvic Floor Resources for Healing Pelvic Floor Health Through Yoga

Pelvic Floor Yoga Videos with Shelly Prosko

Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation Center (Berkeley): Clinic + resources for patients

Back to Life Physical Therapy (Oakland & San Francisco): Clinic for patients

Julie Wiebe, PT: Blog on pelvic floor issues, from a structural/anatomic and exercise view. (Los Angeles)

Marcela Liliana Vernon: for women who desire to express and reconnect to their feminine magic and embrace their sacred sensuality. Marcela guides women who want to deepen and experience more love and intimacy and have the meaningful partnership they truly desire.

Pilates & Physical Therapy

Probalance PT: Fellow PT, Ada Wells and pilates specialist has a studio in Alameda for private PT/pilates, as well as training in pilates.

Helping Others Opportunities

TerraCycle: From grade school age, my mom will tell you I have been a keen recycler and environmentally conscious individual. I love what TerraCycle is doing—please take a look to find ways to recycle the seemingly un-recyclable.

Street Level Health: is an Oakland-based grassroots organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of underserved urban immigrant communities in the Bay Area.

Be The Match: is a global leader in bone marrow transplantation. We conduct research to improve transplant outcomes provide support and resources for patients, and partner with a global network. Check out the website to find out how you can become a donor and help save someone’s life. I did it, just waiting for the call!

Alameda Friendly Visitors: offering weekly visits to homebound seniors. Find out how you can brighten up someone’s day! What a great way to contribute to the community….. if you have even an hour a week!


International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Professional Yoga Therapy Studies (PYTS)

Find a physio-yoga therapist near you!

Pain Relief Related Sites

Dr Hoy’s Pain Relief Cream with Arnica. I swear by this stuff!  Every time I have an acute injury (take your breath away back pain) and I think it’s going to put me out for days, I use this cream.  I honestly attest that it has helped me get through the most acute, back and neck injuries.

Body In Mind: Research into Role of the Body and Mind in Chronic Pain

Life is Now: Neil Pearson, PT, RYT provides information for those with persistent pain and those that help those in pain. He has yoga videos, recorded breath practices and pain science education resources.

Neuro Orthopedic Institute (NOI): Integrating neuroscience, neurodynamics and manual therapy for persistent pain

CIRPD (Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability): great resource for free pain relief related webinars

painHEALTH: great resource for all things related to pain, out of Australia but very relevant to all those with persistent pain

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Handout: Think of food as medicine.  Look for triggers in your diet that may be causing more inflammation and possibly more pain.

Grief Healing

Yoga For Grief Relief: With Antonio Sausys, a somatic psychotherapist and yoga therapist; learn how to tap into your body to heal from any kind of loss in your life. Highly recommend taking one of his workshops or individual sessions.

Hanlon Wellness & Grief Recovery : Kim Hanlon (in Alameda) runs group and individual sessions under the Grief Recovery Method. Highly recommend to work through any kind of loss you are working with (past or present).

Online Videos

Overcome Pain with Yoga: PhysioYogi’s Neil Pearson and Shelly Prosko with a gentle practice with some challenge if you choose to take it. Appropriate for those in pain and those who teach to people in pain.

3-Diaphragm’s Model: Matthew Taylor, PT teaches an embodied look at our diaphragm’s

Chade-Meng Tan: “Search Inside Yourself”, Authors at Google

Pain Matters: Sharing the story of the pain experience.  Watch if you experience chronic pain or care for someone who does

Understanding Pain: What to do about it in 5 minutes: 5 minute video explaining pain and what you can do about it

Why Things Hurt: 15 minute TEDExAdelaide talk by PT/researcher Lorimer Moseley on exactly, that, Why Things Hurt—-enlighten yourself to what pain really is

Dr Mark Hyman-TEDMED talk: Unhealthy lifestyles have brought on a social epidemic of “diabesity,” says author Mark Hyman, and community-driven solutions may be the only way out. Hang out with healthy people, and you may get healthy too!

Home Practice Yoga Videos

YogaDoctors TV with Dr Somer Nicole, highly recommended and affordable yoga home practice companion. She takes you through different practices for different intentions.

Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga with Neil Pearson and Shelly Prosko: highly recommend and affordable!

Relax into Yoga: Finding Ease in Body and Mind

Ancient Yoga, New You: Yoga Therapy for Pain Relief

Beyond Disability: a Yoga Practice with Matthew Sanford

Yoga For Everyone: Intro to Gentle Chair Yoga: from UCSF Osher center

Ginger Garner Guided Meditation (podcasts)

Guided Meditation by Michael Lee of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: How will you show up today?

Yoga Specific Sites

Timothy McCall, MD: yoga from the perspective of a MD

Yoga Journal

Bandha Yoga: Scientific Keys to Unlock the Practice of Yoga, from the perspective of a MD with great anatomy illustrations

Veterans Yoga ProjectSupporting the mindful use of yoga therapy to aid recovery and promote resilience among veterans, their families, and their communities.

Find yoga classes and retreats in your area.



When the Body Says NO: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection, by Dr Gabor Mate. Evidence-based and anecdotal look at patterning from childhood leading to expressed disease in the body. Recommending this to ALL of my patients.

Understand Pain Live Well Again, by Neil Pearson.  A booklet explaining pain and how we can start to live again in the face of persistent pain.

The Immune System Recovery Plan, by Susan Blum

Waking, by Matthew Sandford a paraplegic turned yogi tells his story of his mind-body connection

Give Yourself a Biologic Tune-up, by Dr Mark Hyman

The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Prosperity, Happiness, and Freedom, Rod Stryker

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Awakening Intuition: Using Your Mind-Body Network for Insight and Healing

Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, BKS Iyengar

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

The Bhagavad Gita (Classic of Indian Spirituality)

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: David Coulter

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

The Graded Imagery Handbook; NOI (for clinicians and pain sufferers)

Explain Pain: Butler and Moseley; for clinicians and pain sufferers

Painful Yarns: Lorimer Moseley

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra: Daily affirmations to guide daily living to give you a wholeness for success.

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want, Martha Beck: Learn to step into Wordlessness and a sense of Oneness to find yourself to be more creative and present, and ultimately find your true purpose.



Exercise Logs: Make your custom exercise logs with links from this page.