City of Shawnee

Reach Into Wellness

2019 Vendors

 Cathy Newton
Young Living
Salsa Mama
Chiropractic Pain Clinic
Juice Plus+
Running Well Store

Reach Into Wellness
2019 Breakout Sessions
Excel, Engage, Energize…and Reach into Wellness! Cathy Newton
Are there times when you are not quite up to par and don’t look or feel good?  What’s happened? These are NOT inevitable symptoms of aging but more likely the results of diet, lifestyle and stress!  Come to grips with your health risks and create better health and well-being outcomes—right now and with conscious intention.  Learn commonsense strategies to excel, engage, energize…and reach into wellness!

Strengthen and Roll โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹Erin Schneider
Stretch and Roll is a synergy of core strengthening exercises and foam rolling techniques. To warm up, will use body weight exercises to heat the body and strengthen the major muscle groups. The second half of the class will shift to focus on “working out the kinks” using a foam roller, tennis/lacrosse balls and even your own fingers as massage tools. You will leave feeling energized, strong, and more mobile in addition to having a new bag of tricks to help your body’s unique needs at home!

Winter Wellness
Diane Doolin, RN
It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be getting sick, but there ARE ways to support your immune system and help you stay out of the doctor’s office.  In this class we will learn how to use herbs, spices and everyday foods to build immune resilience as well as alleviate the symptoms that accompany colds & flu should we be unfortunate enough to catch one!

Yoga for Your Hands Susan Richards
How do your hands feel? Join Susan for an introduction to specific movements, stretches, and breathing techniques developed for working and over-worked hands. These hand care techniques can help to reduce pain and improve functionality of your fingers, hands and wrists. To help manage your own self-care, you will learn deep mindful yoga breathing to help focus on each sensation that arise as you practice. A complete booklet of Yoga For Your Hands will be available for sale.

Mindful Meditation Susan Richard
Whether you are new to meditation or have an established practice; I will help you discover the vast untapped potential that lies deep within. Easy enough to incorporate into your everyday life - you will get a taste of different meditation methods for stress reduction and relaxation; to improve your concentration and sense of well-being. We will discuss and practice different types of meditation; learning how to calm your body and quiet your mind. It is in this quiet inner space that the infinite potential of the human spirit is experienced.

Cut the Clutter! Minimalism Discussion Lisa Gates
Do you have too much stuff?  Spend too much time managing your email, maintaining your things, or shopping for the latest and greatest?  Intrigued by the possibility of reducing your stress on YOUR terms?? Learn to eliminate the extra that is weighing you down and embrace the simplicity of the important things in life. Let's talk Minimalism!

How to Stay Young: First 100 Years Dr Dana Hueber
Do you know the secret to staying young? People are living longer than ever before, making mobility essential if you want to enjoy your whole life. This incredible class will teach you what is essential to your health and well being. This is health information that you have never been taught before!

Supporting Emotions with Essential Oils Denise Williams
What are essential oils and how can they help support your emotions? Come learn the answers to those questions in this basic class, where you will learn a little bit of background and what types of oils support emotional health. Go home with a handout and a small roller bottle to try at home. 

Stretch to Digest Diane Doolin, RN
In this all-levels class we will work the entire body, with a focus on stimulating a sluggish GI tract. This greatly aids natural detoxification as well as easing the bloating, constipation and general “belly issues” that often accumulate during the holiday season.  We will end with an abdominal massage technique you can do yourself, as well as some deep relaxation.

Elevate Your Tailgate! Stephanie Ricke
Take your favorite tailgating foods to a new, good4u level and score a win for team healthy! There’s no need to search for completely new recipes—cheer on your team with classics like dips & drinks—just upgrade them!
2019 Presenters
Cathy Newton
Cathy is a keynote speaker and author who connects with audiences, 
Cathy Newtonprompting laughter and exploration as
 she engages you in her content.  Here’s what you can expect from one of Cathy’s presentations—you will benefit from stories, humor and shared spirit, be engaged in meaningful eercises, and gain fresh strategies for positive action.

A highly energetic and experienced performer, Cathy has continually captivated diverse audiences—from her college days as a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader to a myriad of groups as a professional educator to the past 20+ years as a nationally sought-after speaker. Her love of adventure has led her to ski the German Alps, mush a dogsled in Alaska, hike the Incan Trail in Peru and scuba dive in the Caribbean.

In her previous roles as teacher, athletic coach and wellness/student assistance coordinator, she studied the effects of risk, energy and emotional intelligence on performance issues. Cathy has helped thousands of people—from health professionals to HR managers to school administrators—stretch themselves further by handling change, work/life balance, teamwork, wellness and leadership with confidence. 

Cathy is the author of two eLearning courses and four books.  Her books are: Balancing Work & Life in a Crazy, Connected World (Full Swing Publishing, Kansas City, MO, 2014), Living in Full Swing (Advantage Media, Charleston, SC, 2007), It Takes Character (Incentive Publications Inc., Nashville TN, 2003), and RISK IT! Empowering Young People to Be Positive Risk Takers in Learning and in Life (Incentive, 1996).    

Her honors include selection for inclusion in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, recipient of the Soroptomist “Woman of Distinction” award, the “Alumni Pioneer Award” from the University of St. Mary and the “Service to Education” award from the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.  Cathy was a 2009-2017 member of the Board of Trustees for the University of St. Mary in Kansas.  

Diane Doolin, RN

Diane DoolinDiane is a nurse who is passionate about wellness!   Although she loves caring for patients in the hospital, she would much rather help people avoid the need to be there.  This passion for helping empower others to reach and maintain their optimal level of health shines through in all that she does.  Wanting to promote healthy self-care, Diane earned advanced certification and began teaching therapeutic and restorative "demystified" yoga classes in 2005, eventually tweaking her program and incorporating other movement arts to create Peaceful Stretch classes. 

Realizing that how we nourish the body greatly affects our health mentally and emotionally as well as physically, Diane also began studying whole, natural foods.  She attended multiple intensives at Kripalu and the Himalayan Institute, as well as many hours of independent study, learning a variety of approaches to holistic nutrition and natural living.  She created her business- Reach into Wellness- to share with others what she has learned over the years, and to encourage and support those beginning (or continuing!) their own journey. 

Erin Schneider
Erin Schneider
Erin runs Melt & Mold, which emphasizes stretching, strengthening, mobility improvement & mindful breathing. She has been a YogaFit-certified instructor since 2008. Her other training includes additional YogaFit levels, specialized pre-natal training, alignment & intensive anatomy courses. In 2007, with two toddler boys and many life changes all at once, Erin took a local yoga class and it was there she learned skills to help her stretch muscles, quiet her anxious mind, and build strength for the journey before her. The human design is truly remarkable and deserves the best we can give it in movement, nutrition and stress relief. Melt & Mold has grown organically from Erin's whole-hearted desire to spread this message.

Stephanie Ricke

Stephanie RickeStephanie graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Nutrition and Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. She completed the Coordinated Dietetic Internship at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas through Kansas State University’s Coordinated Dietetic program.  After graduating, she worked for Sedgwick County’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.  During her time as a Dietitian for WIC, her passion for community nutrition grew and she applied for a community nutrition education position with Kansas State University’s SNAP-Ed program in Northwest Kansas. For seven years, she traveled across nine rural Northwest Kansas counties to teach low-income individuals and families the importance of nutrition education and how to apply it to their daily lives. Her love of community, nutrition, and science-based nutrition knowledge is what drives her passion of teaching nutrition.  She believes it is important to nourish the body, mind, and soul.  When not at Natural Grocers, you will find her volunteering in the community in various ways. Her hobbies include playing the piano, exercising, watching movies, and reading books.

Denise WilliamsDenise Williams
Denise Williams has been a Shawnee resident for 17 years and was an elementary educator for 9. Out of the many hats she wears, being an essential oil user and educator is top of the list. Using oils has positively impacted everything else she does! Denise has been a Young Living essential oil user for 3.5 years. In her journey to maintain wellness and kick toxic products, Denise’s passion for oils has exploded and she wants to share her oil journey with everyone. She wants to show people that you don’t have to be an aromatherapist to use oils to promote wellness. You can start right where you are!

Dr. Dana Huebner
Dana HuebnerDr. Huebner graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in April 2018. He chose to open his own clinic to help people attain the pain free lifestyle they desire and deserve. He has pursued a wide variety of treatment options through post-graduate education seminars which gives him the tools to match the treatment to the patients’ needs.


Susan Richards
Susan is a Wellness Yoga Teacher, an E-RYT 500 (experienced Susan Richardsyoga teacher level II) registered with Yoga Alliance, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), and a certified by Judith Hansen Lasater as a Relax and Renew® restorative trainer. Susan has been a student of yoga since 1997 and began teaching yoga in the Kansas City area in 2004. With a foundation in Iyengar training, she teaches public classes and private sessions from a yoga-as-wellness perspective. She leads public workshops and yoga teacher-trainings which focus on subjects such as but not limited to hand-care, back-care, posture improvement, arthritis functionality, insomnia, meditation, stress relief, and adaptable chair yoga. 

Susan successfully uses yoga to manage her own physical challenges from spinal surgeries and symptoms of arthritic bone degeneration. She sees clients privately with scoliosis and other back-related issues. For more information: 

Lisa Gates
Lisa GatesLisa is an Overland Park-bred single mom of an 11-year-old boy, CEO of Gates Manor and devoted HR professional at Johnson County Community College. She has single-handedly changed the lives of tens of people through her journey in Minimalism. 
An education in Applied Behavioral Sciences with an emphasis in Juvenile Justice and Criminal Delinquency and a Concentration in Psychology has absolutely nothing to do with her career, her knowledge of Minimalism or her early-life goal to become a Fly Girl on In Living Color, however as long as she is still paying the loans, a Benefits Specialist she will be!
While no single approach to Minimalism will work for everyone, Lisa’s hope is to give you just enough information to be dangerous and her ultimate goal is to be the cause of the largest influx of garage sales anyone has ever seen this side of the Mississippi!

2019 Schedule
Activity  Presenter
 7:45 am - 8:15am
Doors Open, check-in and registration, vendor fair, tasty refreshments, and chair massages
 8:00am - 8:10 am
Opening and Welcome Orientation  Diane Doolin, RN
 8:10am - 8:55am
Excel, Engage, Energize... and Reach Into Wellness! Cathy Newton
 9:00am - 10:00am
Strengthen and Roll Erin Schneider
Winter Wellness Diane Doolin, RN
Yoga for Your Hands Susan Richards
 10:10am - 11:00am
Elevate Your Tailgate Stephanie Ricke
Mindful Meditation Susan Richards
Cut the Clutter! Minimalism Discussion Lisa Gates
 11:10am - 12:00pm
How to Stay Young: First 100 Years Dr Dana Hueber
Supporting Emotions with Essential Oils Denise Williams
Stretch to Digest Diane Doolin, RN
 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Closing and Door Prizes  

A special Thank You to this year's sponsors!

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