“Balance….The best and safest thing is to keep balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise (wo)man.”
Five Stones Institute is the 501(c)3 non-profit educational arm of the Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center. The Institute provides training and education in the balanced care of mind, body and spirit that transforms the health of individuals and of their communities. Through our programs and in coordination with our Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center our ultimate vision is a shift in the philosophy and practice of how individuals heal themselves.
The Institute and its signature Circle of Wellness program focus on how best to educate and support individuals in this transformation. The philosophy is based on founder Dr. Martha Calihan’s belief that, in order to achieve health and wellness and the capability for self-healing, each individual should seek to attain balance in five key areas, the Five Stones:
- Healthful Eating
- Balanced Movement
- Integrative Medicine
- Mindful Stress Management
- Interconnected Living
The Circle of Wellness program consists of a series of four half-day sessions of comprehensive, physician-designed health intensives organized to transform the way participants eat, move, manage stress and participate in their wellbeing. Each circle represents a season and each allocates time and support so that every participant will be able to attain steady progress toward that state of balance that can lead to personal health transformation.
Five Stones Institute Supporters
We gratefully acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their generosity and support of the Institute during its formation and in the development of our resources and wellness programs: