Johnnie Lou Getz YogaDance

YogaDance inspired by Wanda Gail Glisson Winget

What is Kripalu YogaDance – formerly Kripalu Danskinetics?


Kripalu YogaDance ® is a yoga and dance based fitness experience that uses music and movement to bring you to life, elevate your heart rate, lower your inhibitions, and connect you to your body with joy and acceptance.  Let your soul soar to an electric mix  of music from around the world that simply begs your body to move from pulsating primal rhythms and funky, rocking beats to soothing, meditative flows. 

Move with the joy of a child, freed from worrying about “getting it right”, by tapping the body’s natural rhythms and responsiveness to music. There are no complicated steps to master, just movement to explore with the guidance of a  certified instructor in a safe and supportive environment. In no time at all, you’ll find yourself moving with more freedom and less self-consciousness. So much fun, you’ll forget you’re getting a workout. Each class ends with a deep and refreshing  period of relaxation. Fun, fitness, and stress relief- all rolled into one.

The regular practice of  YogaDance strengthens and tones the body, increasing vitality, stamina, and flexibility. It promotes self-revelation, deep relaxation, and the opportunity to consciously reconnect  body, mind and spirit. 

Movement of the chakras can open energy flows, create positive  thought patterns  and heal the inner self. 

 For scheduling YogaDance at your workshops and corporate events please contact Johnnie Lou Getz at Johnnie.Getz1@Verizon.Net   

Extend yourself and take a yogadance  class, course or workshop today


Johnnie Lou teaches regularly at retreats, workshops, fundraisers, corporate events and wellness faires. 

For YogaDance schedules in Hudson Valley, NY go to

Schedule for up coming yogadance classes:

2009 Yoga and YogaDance Workshops go to

June and July 08 – Mount Alvernia Retreat Center

September 08 – Spiritual Faire Supporting the Blind Foundation

  10/25/08 – Golds Gym in Lagrange, NY

 11/14/09 – Golds Gym in Fishkill, NY  

11/15/08 – Wellness Springs Holistic Day Spa in Highland Mills, NY 

12/13/08 Wellness Springs Open House – from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.. drop in for a few minutes of yoga/yogadnce or for a few hours.

For registration and more information contact Johnnie Lou Getz at Johnnie.Getz1@Verizon.Net



September 17, 2008 Posted by | YogaDance | 1 Comment

Yoga, YogaDance and Workshops

Kripalu YogaDance®
and Chakra Workshop
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Yoga Mountain On Hudson
281 Hudson Street
Cornwall on Hudson, Ny 12520
Cost: $25.00
Contact: Johnnie Lou Getz
Phone: ( 845)  598-4519
Kripalu YogaDance ®
is a yoga and dance based fitness experience.  
This will be a hands-on experience
with color therapy, movement,
and meditation to activate and
balance the 7  chakras.
Organized and sponsored by Rev. Naomi Fay, founder and owner of the Interfaith Sanctuary of the Hudson Valley.
Register for this workshop through the Interfaith Sanctuary on or contact Johnnie Getz for more information.
For additional schedules of yoga, yogadance and other related workshops in the Hudson Valley  go to



Adult Yoga Classes
Sponsored by the Town of Fishkill Recreation Dept.

DATES:    All Saturdays
January – May

TIME:  9:00 AM, the class will run 90 minutes.

COST:  $60 for four classes.

REGISTER: online or at Town Hall  
Or show up Saturday morning and register!
Fishkill Recreation: 845-831-3371
 807 Route 52
 Fishkill, NY 12524
For more information please contact Johnnie Lou Getz at Johnnie.Getz1@Verizon.Net or (845) 598-4519.
Children’s YogaDance Classes
Sponsored by the Town of Fishkill Recreation Dept.

DATES:    Saturdays
              May 2, 9,16,30

TIME:  11:00 am – noon

COST:  $60 for four classes.

REGISTER: online or at Town Hall  
Or show up Saturday morning and register!
Fishkill Recreation: 845-831-3371
 807 Route 52
 Fishkill, NY 12524
For more information please contact Johnnie Lou Getz at Johnnie.Getz1@Verizon.Net or (845) 598-4519.


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2009 Yoga/YogaDance and Workshops


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Family Pictures

Bailey and Chai

Bailey and Chai

The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Arielle and Aunt Johnnie Lou
Arielle and Aunt Johnnie Lou
Arielle shopping in NYC

Arielle shopping in NYC

Arielle 035

Arielle 035


Arielle in New York City

Arielle in New York City


HawaiiJohn and Gail
John and Gail

John and Gail

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Integrated Energy Therapy



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YogaDance Workshop

YogaDance Workshop 


 with Johnnie Lou Getz

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Navy Man John Willie Glisson




U.S.S. Abbot (DD 629) July 1945

GLISSON, John W. –   Serial Number 932 59 83 – Rank S1c – Date 8/15/1944

All-Time Crew List –





John Willie Glisson

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The secret art of inviting happiness…




The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth.
     ~~~~~~  Usui Mikao  ~~~~~~

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Sculpture in Hudson Valley, New York at

Stone Sculpture by Robert A Getz 

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What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork. The word shiatsu means “finger pressure”, and shiatsu is sometimes described as a finger pressure massage.
How does shiatsu work?
Like acupuncture, shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”) through the body.
Shiatsu therapists use finger and palm pressure to energetic pathways, called meridians to improve the flow of qi.
A scientific explanation is that shiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stresss.
What does shiatsu feel like?
The shiatsu therapist applies pressure using his or her fingers, thumbs, and/or palms in a continuous rhythmic sequence.
The pressure feels more localized, because unlike other types of massage, the finger pads are used to apply pressure for most of the treatment instead of the entire palm.
Certain pressure points may feel tender, which some people describe it as “good pain.”
If you feel any discomfort or pain during the treatment, tell your therapist and he or she will adjust the pressure so that it is comfortable to you.
Most people say shiatsu is as relaxing as a classic forms of massage therapy.

What should I expect during my visit?
The treatment is done on a low massage table or on the floor.
Unlike other forms of massage, with shiatsu no massage oil is applied, so you remain fully clothed during the treatment. You may be asked to bring comfortable clothing to wear.
What conditions is shiatsu used for?
  • Relaxation
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Tiredness
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Stress
  • Arthritis pain
  • Poor digestion
  • Constipation
  • Depression

September 19, 2008 Posted by | Shiatsu | Leave a comment

What are Chakra’s?

Chakra Photographs by Robert A Getz
Chakra Photographs by Robert A Getz

Chakra is the most common term for the energy centers that occur along the midline of the body, within the auric field. Sometimes visualized as spinning wheels or vortices of light and colour, chakras are centers of energy that relate to each of our body’s systems and organs. According to ancient vedic tradition, there are seven primary chakras, although modern healers and new age systems may discuss more or less than seven. Each chakra corresponds to a different area of the body and an aspect of the psyche. Physical and psychological problems are thought to show up in a person’s chakras and energy field long before symptoms are noticeable.

Chakras have no physical structure. They are part of the body’s subtle energy system and do not have a physical representation or a fixed location – they can shift around within the body. A chakra may relocate by several inches or more as a result of surgery, trauma, or mental or emotional abuse. It might simply be a difference in their “energy anatomy” that places the chakras in slightly different locations in different people. The usual locations are within the body, in a straight line which runs from the “root chakra,” at the base of the spine/between the legs, to the “crown chakra” at the top of your head.


The Chakras

The seven major chakras and correspondences

Chakra: Location:  Physical function: Color: Sephirah: Alchemical Metal: Planet: Metaphysical function:

Crown Head, brain, nervous system violet Kether Mercury (Quicksilver) Mercury Unity, divinity

Third eye/Brow Forehead, temples Indigo Binah Silver Moon Clairvoyance/ Clairaudience, integration of left/right brain

Throat Throat, neck, arms, hands Blue Netzach Copper Venus Expression/ Communication
Heart Heart, repiratory, and circulatory systems Green Tiphareth Gold Sun Love, self acceptance

Navel Liver, pancreas, digestive system Yellow Chesed Tin Jupiter Relationships, connections, trust

Abdomen Genitals, urinary tract, reproductive system center of gravity Orange Geburah Iron Mars Creativity, sexual identity, Balance

Perineum Elimination, excretory functions Red Malkuth Lead Saturn Grounding, seat of Kundalini


September 19, 2008 Posted by | Chakra's | Leave a comment