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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

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OUR FOLLICLES

by Judith Fertig

18 THE SUPERMAN MYTH by Dr. Michael Gottfried

20 BAREFOOTIN’

Let Feet Go Naked and Natural by Jason Robillard

22 BYE-BYE, BELLY FAT Strategies to Win the

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Staying Vitally Healthy by Judith Fertig

28 NETWORK SPINAL ANALYSIS Chiropractic for Mind,

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t’s June and time to have some fun. Our feature article this month by Judith Fertig is Just Take Five on page 24. Fertig reminds us that we can live it up and still be healthy. We tend to think of health and fun as two opposites but what if they were one and the same?

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June is such a transitional month. Transition from Spring to Summer, from school or work to vacation, from high school to adulthood, from indoors to outdoors. I love it. From that you might guess that I’m generally an optimistic person and I like to see the good in things much more than the bad. Still, I wonder if it is human nature to hold on some to distasteful things, possibly as a way to learn from them or just that they are unique so they stick out in our memory. Think about that for a minute. They are unique or unusual so they are not the norm. There are thousands, even millions of cars on the road, each of them working within the rules to get everyone to their destination safely. We rarely remember the ones that did the right thing but rather remember the one that tried to run us off the road even though that only happened once. The news and politics of today seem so focused on the bad apples, and it seems everyone likes to watch a train wreck so the media keeps bringing one to us. Between the negative news and the need for a scapegoat for all of our woes, we create news with negativity. We can’t generally blame a block of people for anything since rarely do two people agree on all things. What each of us can do is continue to be good people that others might not notice but that make all the difference in this world. June is a transition month, in fact, each and every minute of each and every day is a transition minute. This month’s letter from the publisher was born in a store where I was shopping and had been unable to find coupons before I left home. As I checked out, a woman leaving the store noticed I was checking out without coupons and pulled out, not one, but, eight coupons and said she just couldn’t stand to see someone not benefiting from them. Thank you Donna. You’re the news. You are who I write for and work for and live for every day. My transition this minute is to notice you and the nearly seven billion other good people on this planet. We should try and look for the opportunities, possibilities and positive things all around us. We might be amazed at how many there are. Peace

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newsbriefs Father’s Day Special at A New Vision

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ooking for a rejuvenating gift for dad? A New Vision Family Massage Therapy and Wellness Center is offering a Father’s Day Package—three massages for $125. “Massage is a great way to show the man in your life that you care,” says owner Dan McComiskey. “After all, dads need to be taken care of too.” A New Vision specializes in individualized therapeutic massage, while also offering a variety of massage styles including Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy massage, chair massage, sports massage and Reiki. They are also proud to offer pediatric massage therapy, and Infant Massage Training. The center’s gift shop features a variety of holistic items such as Sage, Himalayan salt candles, energy votive candles, Chakra items, sun catchers, handmade jewelry, scarves, fair trade items and more.

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June Special at Between Two Worlds

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etween Two Worlds, a facility offering alternative health techniques, products and services to help develop a more conscious mind and healthy body will be offering 20 percent off all services, excluding massage, for the month of June. This hidden jewel located in Attleboro, Mass., offers a variety of products and services including colon hydrotherapy, Dagaz Visual Sound System, meditation techniques, stress management, personal training, massage and bodywork therapies, pure alkaline water, nutritional counseling, salon services, and more. Between Two Worlds also offers a private retreat for healing, revival and renewal. Private rooms can accommodate two people or multiple rooms for a group retreat. A wellness program designed to foster a healthy lifestyle will be personalized specifically for each individual. For more information, call 508-222-7376 or visit BetweenTwoWorlds.info. See ad page 23.

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ummer is a busy one at The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, as lots of special sales and programs are happening just in time to enjoy the outdoors. Passport to the Trails, a free program, is a fun challenge for kids and adults to enjoy while getting exercise and exploring nature. Pick up free passports (one for each member of the family) throughout the summer, hike at least six of the ten trails at participating Audubon Wildlife Refuges listed in the passport and discover a “hidden” symbol on each trail. Record the visit on the passport, and once complete, return the passport to Audubon for prizes. In June and July, Audubon is offering a special sale on their Papilo binoculars, which are designed for closeup viewing of butterflies and flowers, in coordination with Volunteer Butterfly Counts on Saturday, June 25 and Saturday, July 9. In addition to the butterfly counts, there is a butterfly ID workshop to help prepare people for the counts in various locations throughout Rhode Island on June 14,20,22, and July 5. Finally, receive 15 percent off all Field Guides at both Audubon stores now through August 31. A comprehensive selection of New England nature, insect/butterfly, and bird guides are available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting Audubon of RI. For more information, including summer programming guides, visit ASRI.org. See ad page 22.

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Holistic Health Fair Scheduled

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ack to Basics Natural Foods Grocery, in conjunction with local Holistic Health care practitioners, will host a Holistic Health Fair on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Back To Basics in East Greenwich. This event will enable the public to experience the breadth of the local Holistic community by interacting with the various presenters, enjoying organic and natural food sampling, product demos, raffles, music, store wide sales, and much more. The holistic line-up will include Holistic Health RI, Galaxy Foods, Ciresi Chiropractic, Optimal Health, Pilates West Bay, Sundance Therapies, Sacred Smoke ear candling, New England Thermography, World’s Fare Chef, and others. From acupuncture, massage, Reiki, yoga, chiropractic, Pilates, thermography, ear candling, reflexology, and more, attendees can learn about complementary health practices that can enhance daily life. The Health Fair will also offer cooking demonstrations along with organic, natural, vegan, and gluten free food sampling. Those with concerns about skin care, nutritional supplements, or diet and fitness can take advantage of the many samples that will be offered.

Back To Basics Natural Foods is located at 500 Main Street in East Greenwich. For more information, call 401-885-2679, email Info@BackToBasicsNaturalFoods. com or visit BackToBasicsNaturalFoods. com. See ad on this page.

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newsbriefs Local Area Holistic Community Sets Sail for Mayan Country in 2012

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n the interest of developing and strengthening the Rhode Island and Connecticut areas holistic community, a Holistic Community Cruise to Mayan Country is being organized for January 8–15, 2012. The Norwegian Spirit cruise ship will depart from New Orleans to tour the Western Caribbean with visits to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, as well as Belize City, Belize and Isla Roatan, Honduras. Each of these ports are home to Mayan Ruins. “Our intention is to bring together holisticminded people, from the surrounding states to grow, play and explore in ways that will establish a greater sense of community, and help us stay connected even after we come home,” says Lois Grasso, founder of the cruise and Program Director of the non-profit OxyGenesis Institute for Abundant Health in Hartford. “This will provide a fun and luxurious way to see beyond the ordinary, share healthy ideas, empower ourselves and support each other. What better way to begin the final year of the Mayan calendar?” The cruise will be the OxyGenesis Institute’s 7th Annual “Transformational Vacational.” Sponsors include Enlightened Professionals, LLC, The Door Opener, Whole Health Expos, Many Hands Magazine of Northampton, MA, and Natural Awakenings of Rhode Island. In addition to the first class all-inclusive dining and entertainment for which Norwegian Cruise lines is well-regarded, our group will enjoy a wide variety of fun, interactive and inspiring parties and events related to physical, emotional and spiritual health, self-empowerment, and consciousness-raising. Cost is $997 per person double occupancy or $922 if registered by July 15. In addition to the low rate, individuals can become CoCreators and earn their fare by spreading the word. For details call 860-322-0775 or visit YourHolisitcCruise.com. See ad page 2.

All Natural Skin Care Line Now Available

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fter 10 years of research and countless experiments, the skin care line, GOLGI is available for sale. GOLGI products are all natural, vegan, fair trade, 100 percent organic, not tested on animals and effective. They contain no chemicals, no dyes, no fragrances, no additives, no preservatives, and no toxins of any kind. The products include: GOLGI Moisturize designed to hydrate, reduce wrinkles, revitalize and brighten; GOLGI Cleanse which gently removes daily pollutants and helps tone down age/sun spots; GOLGI Exfoliate to help remove dead cells from epidermis to allow generation of new skin cells, reduce wrinkles and smooth skin; and GOLGI Nourish, which rejuvenates, tones, tightens and smooths. All GOLGI products are made in the USA. To find out more, visit GOLGIproducts.com.

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Local Vegan Food Truck Among PETA’s Top Five Picks

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ith the demand for meat-, dairy-, and egg-free cuisine at an alltime high, a proliferation of veganfriendly food trucks cruising city streets has made healthy and humane food choices more convenient than ever. With that in mind, PETA has just completed its first-ever ranking of the top five vegan-friendly food trucks in the U.S., and Rhode Island’s Like No Udder has grabbed fifth place. “We give Like No Udder and all our winners five big honks for helping to make delicious and animalfriendly vegan food more convenient than ever,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Every vegan-friendly food truck that hits the streets helps more and more people get on the road to a more humane, healthy life.” Like No Udder has a variety of treats designed to satisfy one’s sweet tooth, while still being sweet to animals. Favorites include the chocolate peanut butter shake, the root beer float, and vegan soft-serve ice cream in vanilla or chocolate with a choice of toppings. Like No Udder serves up a variety of floats, shakes, and slushies, and it even carries hot-food items such as veggie dogs and vegan meatball subs during festivals and other select events. Taking the top spot is The Cinnamon Snail in Hoboken, N.J., thanks to its Blue Corn Pancakes (with piñon butter and real maple syrup) and Korean Barbeque Seitan (served open-faced on a grilled tortilla slathered with chili butter, kimchi, and greens). For more information, call 401-419-8869 or visit Like-No-Udder.com or PETA.org. See ad on page 16.

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newsbriefs Local Fisherman Launches The Local Catch

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ongtime Point Judith fisherman Richard Cook recently launched The Local Catch, Inc., a fisherman-run seafood processing, wholesale, and distribution company that specializes in marketing Rhode Island-caught seafood Richard Cook to Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut consumers. Cook catches much of what he sells from his own boat, the F/V Sandra Lynn of Snug Harbor. In addition, he purchases seafood from a network of other local fishermen based throughout Rhode Island. The mission of The Local Catch is to make fresh, local seafood available to Rhode Island consumers through direct sales to restaurants, farmers’ markets, and a community-supported fishery (CSF) program. Cook has been a full-time lobsterman and fisherman for 30 years. Like the majority of Rhode Island fishermen, for most of that time he sold his catch to wholesalers straight off the boat. That changed in the fall of 2010, when he began to market select items to local restaurants. He soon found that consumer demand for locally landed seafood was enormous. “People are clamoring for local seafood,” Cook said. “They want a product that is fresh and that has a minimal carbon footprint. They want to personally know the guy who caught it and where it comes from.” For its inaugural season, The Local Catch plans to sell local seafood direct to the public at several Rhode Island farmers’ markets and through subscriptions to weekly Community-Supported Fishery shares. Cook and his team are already providing fresh local seafood to a dozen Rhode Island and Connecticut restaurants. The Local Catch, Inc. is located at 55 State Street, Narragansett. For more information, call 401-284-1195 or visit TheLocalCatch.com.

Fall Registration Open for Organic Ag Program at BCC

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he Organic Agriculture program at Bristol Community College in Fall River is accepting registration for the fall semester. Courses are designed for gardeners, farmers, landscapers, community organizations, and concerned citizens. Students can earn a certificate in Organic Agriculture or take just specific courses of interest. Fall course offerings include Organic Farming Practices, Science and Care of Plants, and Food, Farming, and Famine. Courses begin September 6. A new evening course in Organic Pest and Disease Control will begin on September 12 and offers a practical survey of principles and practices for effective management of pests and diseases in Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The new course is available as a one-credit college accredited course, or as a noncredit course through the Center for Workforce and Community Education.

Online enrollment and additional information is available at BristolCC.edu. Senior citizens and veterans may be eligible for waiver of tuition for credit courses. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Corven at James.Corven@BristolCC.edu.

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newsbriefs Shri Studio’s Summer Immersion

Enhance the Beauty and Enjoyment of your Yard • DESIGN • INSTALL • MAINTAIN • ORGANIC LAND CARE • YARD RESTORATION • CUSTOM GARDENS

Seeds to Trees ORGANIC LANDSCAPING and personal gardening

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or the month of June, Shri Studio is offering an unlimited yoga class package designed to help individuals set new goals and principles to the practice of yoga within a community setting of like-minded students. The package includes unlimited yoga classes on the weekly schedule from Saturday, June 4 until Saturday, July 2; a free Shri Studio journal to keep track of goals; orientation and a dosha/ nutrition workshop with Vanessa Weiner on June 4 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.; optional weekly discussion groups; a power intensive workshop with Victoria Lockard on Sunday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; a Shri Summer Immersion Blog; and closing practice on Saturday July 2 at 12:15 p.m., where participants can earn a certificate of completion. Program is limited to 10 students. Cost is $150. Shri Studio is located at 21 Broad Street in Pawtucket. To make a reservation, email Staff@Shri-studio.com. For more information, visit Shri-Studio.com. See ad page 34.

RIANP Announces New Board Members

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he Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians (RIANP) has announced the results of the 2011 elections. Erica LePore, N.D, a 2000 graduate of Bastyr University, will continue on the RIANP board in the new position of President. Dr. LePore regularly offers a course on spring detoxification. Kimberly Beauchamp, N.D, a 2000 graduate of Bastyr University will also assume a new position within the RIANP, now serving as Vice President. Dr. Beauchamp is a writer for Healthnotes Newswire, an online news resource about healthy living and self care, and Eat Happy, a blog dedicated to balanced living. Keri Layton, ND, will assume the role of secretary. A 2006 graduate of Bastyr University, Dr. Layton is in private practice in Rhode Island at All That Matters in Wakefield, and at the Chestnut Street Wellness Center in Providence. Treasurer duties will be maintained by past treasurer, Erica LePore, ND. RIANP is a local branch of the American Association Of Naturopathic Physicians. Members of the RIANP are all graduates of a four year nationally accredited Naturopathic Medical School. For more information, visit RIANP.org.

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covers anatomy of movement, musculoskeletal system, central nervous system, respiratory system, cardiac system, gastrointestinal system, reproductive systems, mind-body system and subtle energy system; 30 hours of yoga methodology covering children’s, prenatal, senior, partner and restorative yoga, yogassage, chair, yin yoga and power yoga and meditation groups; 30 hours of yoga philosophy to include the ancient history of yoga, Patanjali’s Sutras, Eight Fold Path To Yoga, basic Sanskrit, kirtan and Ayurveda; plus 10 hours of student practicum. Course requirements covered by tuition include 27 weeks of yoga technique classes, six weekend intensives, and 10 hours of student practicum. Additional requirements not included in tuition are 25 hours of yoga classes for personal development. Cost is $2,700. A $600 deposit is required to hold space. Payment options are available. Studio owner, Marilyn Scallon, invites you to come and learn about yoga and create a rewarding career or to deepen your own practice. A New Day Yoga is located at 2374 Diamond Hill Road in Cumberland. For more information, call 508-596-2974 or visit ANewDayYoga.com. See ad page 32.

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arden City Center in Cranston will host the first annual Garden City Center Art Festival on June 11 (rain date June 12th) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The festival will feature over 100 contemporary American art and crafts artists along with strolling entertainment including Rhode Island’s Big Nazo and Ten 31 Productions. The festival will also showcase items including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, sculpture and home accessories along with a seasonal farmers market sponsored by Whole Foods of Cranston. In addition to the juried art and crafts for sale, festival visitors will have an opportunity to join together to create a community art project, demonstrating the power of art as a unifying force. “We believe there is an artist in everybody, so we’re creating opportunities for festival attendees to express themselves and experience the thrill of creativity,” said Jennifer Neuguth, owner of Festival Fete. Garden City Center provides an excellent venue for the art festival with its unique mix of shops and restaurants along with a charming village atmosphere. “We are thrilled to host this exciting event filled with art, children’s activities, entertainment and music,” says Janice Pascone, Garden City Center’s marketing director. “It will be a delightful experience for Rhode Island families and for our shoppers.” Webster Bank, RI Monthly, Cat Country, Robyn Ivy Photography, Garden City Center, Whole Foods Market and Natural Awakenings are sponsors of the event. Festival Fete presents a series of art festivals in addition to Garden City Center, including The City Art Festival on August 6 and the East Greenwich Art Festival on September 3. For more information, visit FestivalFete.com. See ad on back cover.

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While common hair loss is not life threatening, it’s a condition that merits our attention, because it may diminish a man’s or a woman’s self-esteem and negatively affect how he or she faces the world.

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air experts estimate that people normally have a maximum of about 100,000 individual hairs on their head. Approximately 90 percent are usually in a growth phase while the other 10 percent “rest.” After growing for two to three months, the hair will fall out and the growth cycle of the follicle, or hair root, starts again. An average person naturally sheds about 100 hairs a day. Under certain conditions, however, the normal cycling can be interrupted. The resting, or telogen, phase could last longer, with more hair falling out and less new hair growing. Some hair loss may be associated with mindbody response to surgery, new medications, thyroid issues, trauma or a highly restrictive crash diet. Hair loss might be the effect of inherited male pattern

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baldness or thinning that may accompany aging. In other instances, the cause may be poor nutrition, as attested to by American Academy of Dermatology research.

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“The first step in diagnosing a probable cause of hair loss is to check nutrition,” says Dr. William Rassman, an awardwinning pioneer in hair restoration, founder of the New Hair Institute, in Los Angeles, editor of BaldingBlog.com and co-author of the book, Hair Loss and Replacement for Dummies. Other experts agree that including certain key nutrients in our diet can help prevent, and even reverse, some hair loss. “The same foods that are good for your body and overall health are good for your hair, including foods that

are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, with a reduced fat content,” says Dr. Michael Reed, a dermatologist with New York University’s (NYU) Langone Medical Center, in New York City (MichaelLorinReed.com).

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Generally, a diet that supports both scalp and hair health is rich in protein; vitamins A, B complex and C; minerals like iron and zinc; and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin A: Found in green leafy vegetables like Swiss chard and spinach, as well as in carrots, it helps the scalp produce sebum, hair’s natural conditioner. Vitamin B12: “The requirement for vitamin B12 is very low,” says vegan Registered Dietitian Reed Mangels, “but it is needed for cell division and blood formation.” Foods such as organic eggs, cage-free poultry and grass-fed red meat are good sources; vegetarian and vegan sources include nutritional yeast (dried yellow flakes or powder, with a cheese-like flavor), vitamin B12-fortified soy or rice milk, and similarly fortified

breakfast cereal. Iron: Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian and nutritionist at the NYU Medical Center, warns women that the potential deficiency of iron that often occurs during their reproductive years can lead to anemia, a reduction of red blood cells that is often an undiagnosed cause of hair loss. Foods like broccoli and brewer’s yeast help boost iron levels. Omega-3 fatty acids: “Omega-3 fatty acids are important for total body and skin health, and that includes your scalp,” says Heller, author of Get Smart: Samantha Heller’s Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power and Optimizing Total Body Health. “Many Americans are not getting enough of these in their diets.” These essential fatty acids are widely found in flaxseed, hemp milk and seeds, walnuts, soy, canola oil and fish. Protein: Protein helps the body build many kinds of cells, including hair. Lentils and kidney beans provide a healthy amount of protein, plus iron

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SUPERMAN Myth by Dr. Michael Gottfried

Guys, do any of these sayings sound familiar? “When I was younger I used to lift 300 pound barrels,” “No pain, no gain,” “If it’s not broke, then don’t fix it,” “Real men don’t cry … be a man, ” or “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” These are some of the “truths” that many of us were raised to believe. However, they may not be in our best interests. Let’s look at these one at a time:

“When I was younger I used to lift 300 lb. barrels all day at work.”

The physical, emotional, and chemical stressors that we dealt with in our 20’s can have a cumulative effect on our health. Men in their 40’s and 50’s are paying for the sports, occupational hazards, accidents, etc. that they were involved in their teens and 20’s, when they thought they were superman.

the only body we’ve been given. We wouldn’t run our car without getting preventive maintenance—30-, 60- and 90,000-mile checkups, oil changes, and alignments to prevent wear and tear. We must do the same for our mind and body; unlike a car it’s irreplaceable. Practice preventive maintenance lifestyle changes such as eating healthfully, regular balanced exercise, daily meditation time, and self-help stress management techniques.

“No pain, no gain.”

This was damaging to young men in sports and is certainly not true in healthcare. A healthy life is a life full of opportunity and growth. We can age gracefully. Life doesn’t have to be hard and painful when you are in the flow, listening to your heartsong, and following your true purpose with passion and love.

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Since when is it not okay to get in touch with our feelings and appropriately express them? Real men do have feelings! Many digestive disorders, heart conditions, back problems, and more have their emotional roots in our inability to express feelings. When we repress and bottle up our emotions such as anger, fear, and loneliness, it can lead to inappropriate abusive expressions of anger.

“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”

This certainly appears to be true, unless you have a money tree. Seriously, figuratively this is an example of scarcity thinking that pervades our consciousness. It would be healthier to get in touch with our abundance/prosperity consciousness to know that there is enough wealth to go around for everyone. Prosperity consciousness frees us up to give to another, thereby giving to ourselves. We don’t have to live in fear. Our financial well-being definitely influences our physical well-being. So guys, it’s really okay not to be superman. It’s just great to fully express who we are, doing what we love, and taking the best care of our family, our world, and ourselves. Being proactive regarding mental, physical, spiritual, financial, and emotional health is really what is important to being a real man. Dr. Michael Gottfried can be reached at Aquidneck Chiropractic, 1272 West Main Road in Middletown, 401-849-7011 or Sakonnet Chiropractic, 546 Main Road in Tiverton, 401-6255111. For more information, email DrMichael@ DrMGottfrie.com or visit DrMGottfried.com.

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any folks, like me, started barefoot running on a whim. In 2005, I was just an aspiring runner searching for some method to escape chronic injuries involving plantar fasciitis, shin splints and back pain. I never expected to fall in love with this revolutionary approach to recreational running. Today, according to the AdWords keyword tool, the term “barefoot running” is searched on Google some 90,000 times a month by those seeking more information, including from websites like guru Ken Bob Saxton’s TheRunningBarefoot. com and my own BarefootRunningUniversity.com. Even the sports footwear industry has taken notice, with most manufacturers adding “minimalist shoes” to their lines that allow individuals to run in a more natural manner.

Ted MacDonald, another mentor to many advocates via BarefootTed.com, agrees, saying, “Barefoot running is about tuning in to your own body’s highly sophisticated set of integrated awareness systems, which communicate through feelings and senses that are being collected in real-time as you move.” Critics of barefoot running point out that no conclusive clinical study has yet been done that contrasts injury rates between barefoot and shod runners. While researchers investigate this dynamic, anecdotal evidence from barefoot runners continues to support the beneficial nature of the practice. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joseph Froncioni offers a helpful analogy. He likens the use of the modern running shoe to our

Fresh Approach This paradigm shift in the running world has created a new wave of research, focused on the principles of barefoot running. Dr. Daniel Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, has published one of the most influential studies on the topic. In 2010, he and his colleagues discovered that there is no need for the overly cushioned running shoes that have dominated the market for a quarter century. Rather, he concluded, the naked human foot is more than capable of dissipating the forces generated by running. A study published last year in the British Journal of Sports Medicine by researchers at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, at The University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, questioned the entire shoe-fitting process. While monitoring women that were training for a half marathon, the authors found that common motion-control shoes caused more pain than neutral shoes that do not control natural foot movement. They concluded that, “Our current approach of prescribing in-shoe pronation [the inward rolling of the foot] control systems on the basis of foot type is overly simplistic and potentially injurious.” Thus, the latest thinking is that wearing a modern, cushioned, motion-control running shoe is not necessarily the best solution for everyone. Trusting our own body may be a better answer. That’s the mantra of the grandfather of the movement, Ken Bob Saxton, a veteran of 77 barefoot marathons. His stance is clear: “Our own feet are our best running coaches.”

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reliance on baby formula in the mid-20th century. Through clever marketing and the endorsement of the medical community, baby formula manufacturers convinced the American public that their formula was superior to a mother’s natural breast milk. A few decades later, research totally disproved the claim. Of course, there are some conditions under which minimalist shoes can be highly advantageous, such as on rough trails or in extreme temperatures. In these cases, a minimalist shoe that allows the body to run in the most natural manner can work well. That generally means flat-soled shoes without a raised heel, but with a wide toe box that allows toes to spread out; these are typically made of lightweight, flexible materials.

Modern barefoot runners are encouraged by the example of Mexico’s Tarahumara Indians, who routinely run up to a hundred miles at a time, wearing thin, flat sandals they make out of used tires and leather straps.

Barefoot Tips For anyone interested in barefoot running, learning about it may be as simple as kicking off your shoes. Most people can successfully make the transition by reacting to the tactile feedback they receive from the ground or other amenable surface. Everyone will benefit from these few basic tips from the experts: n Keep an upright posture n Take very short, light, quick steps n Land on the ball of the foot,

and then gently allow the heel to touch the surface n Keep knees bent and arms and legs relaxed n Be patient; start with a quarter-mile and then slowly increase distance Barefoot running allows individuals to push their limits and reach new running goals. So, try taking your shoes off and have some fun! Jason Robillard is a barefoot running instructor, founder of Barefoot Running University, co-founder of the Barefoot Runners Society and author of The Barefoot Running Book. He also consults for the shoe industry. Watch for news of his family’s cross-county tour this summer at BarefootRunning University.com and their blog, RobillardAdventures.com.

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ooking good at the beach isn’t the only reason to flatten our tummies. It turns out that abdominal fat has a major impact on whether we stay healthy and vital or put ourselves at increased risk for several chronic diseases. All of us need a bit of internal belly fat, according to nutritional expert Dr. Pamela Peeke, who says, “We need stomach fat to help cushion organs and maintain internal body temperature; it’s also a good source of backup fuel.” Peeke is the author of Body for Life for Women and Fight Fat After Forty.

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substances that are metabolized by the liver (it’s also what tends to make a tummy protrude in classic “beer belly” fashion). Health experts Dr. Marie Savard, and Carol Svec, co-authors of The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss and Wellness, state in their book, “Excess visceral fat can lead to increased blood sugar and higher insulin levels, and it also generates increased inflammation, all of which are the perfect setup for diabetes, certain types of cancers and stroke.”

Four Factors

There is no single answer to the riddle of weight gain; it involves four factors—genetics, eating habits, stress and hormones. Some of us, says Savard, are destined to be “apples,” gaining weight in the stomach and upper-body region, while others are fated to be “pears,” putting it on in the hips, buttocks, thighs and lower legs.

Abdominal fat is produced when we ingest more caloric energy than our bodies can use. “It’s certainly no secret that the way we eat is out of sync with our body’s needs,” writes Floyd H. Chilton, Ph.D., in Inflammation Nation: The First Clinically Proven Eating Plan to End Our Nation’s Secret Epidemic. “Most of the evolutionary forces that shaped our genetic development were exerted 10,000 years ago, when we were hunter-gatherers. Nothing in that programming could have prepared us for the Big Mac.” As Peeke puts it, “Genetics may load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger.” She spent years researching the link between stress and fat at the National Institutes of Health, and says that chronic stress can beget an expansive waistline because it triggers ongoing production of cortisol that, among other things, spurs intense appetite that causes us to overeat; the resulting weight gain tends to settle mainly in the abdomen. Declining levels of sex hormones cause both men and women to develop a paunch as they age. Even pear-shaped women start to lose their estrogen advantage after menopause. Remarks Savard, “When they gain weight after menopause, the tendency is to put on visceral fat... and transform from pear into apple.”

Strategies

Potbellies are epidemic, and there is no quick-fix approach. Common spot remedies like crunches might tone back and abdominal muscles, but they don’t address fat stored inside the belly. For that, we need to reduce our body’s overall fat storage.

Savard advises against being tempted by crash diets; they sometimes lead to weight gain. She advises that, “Reducing your caloric intake by more than 25 percent simply triggers your metabolism to go into starvation mode, which lowers your [resting metabolic] rate.” Sticking with a sensible, wholefoods diet and moderate, daily exercise will deliver much better results. The good news is that visceral fat, while it may be stored deep down in your belly, is often the first type of fat to burn off. This fat is metabolically active, so it actually works in our favor when we decide to get rid of it. We’ll do better to forget how much we weigh and focus on our waistline measurement, counsels Savard. Losing just two inches there can significantly decrease the risk for a host of illnesses and diseases. “Throw away your weight scale, because health is in inches, not pounds,” she emphasizes. Exercise and nutrition, especially eating small, well-balanced meals every three to four hours, is important, says Peeke, but just as significant is learning how to manage stress levels. “I’ve always looked at the mind in addition to the mouth and the muscle,” she says. While there is no quick-fix approach to losing abdominal fat, thinking holistically and making real lifestyle changes can go a long way toward shedding a stubborn belly. By doing so, we’ll not only look great at the beach this summer, but feel great, too. Anjula Razdan is a Washington, D.C.-based writer and editor whose article here is an adapted excerpt from Care2.com.

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ncient prophets understood the wisdom of living by the adage, “Eat, drink and be merry,” and it still rings true today. Today’s health experts further add, “get moving” and “see your doctor at least once a year.” Adopting this short, easy-to-do list of habits as a guiding principle can be key to a healthier and happier life, and add more years to accomplish your bucket list. The good news about male longevity is that much of it is under our control. Dr. Robert Butler, gerontologist, psychiatrist and author of The Longevity Prescription: The 8 Proven Keys to a Long, Healthy Life, received a Pulitzer Prize for his work on aging. A founding director of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, he also started the nation’s first department of geriatrics, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City. In his early 80s, Butler was still regularly walking around Central Park before putting in 60-hour weeks doing work he loved as head of International Longevity Center–USA (ilcusa.org). Butler maintained that genes account for only 25 percent of our individual health and said, “Our environment and personal behaviors account for the rest.” For him, it was simple things like welcome hugs and laughter that added pleasure and length to life. Of course, learning something new helps the brain stay active. Butler lived

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So, what are men up against today? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov), the leading causes of death for men are heart disease; cancer (especially prostate); injuries; chronic lower respiratory diseases; stroke; diabetes; suicide; influenza and pneumonia; kidney disease; and Alzheimer’s disease. But men can take a preventive approach to these conditions. Here are five proactive, enjoyable ways that work: EAT. The simple everyday act of healthy eating can have longterm, holistic benefits for not only overall health and weight management, but for preventing prostate cancer. In

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2010, nearly 218,000 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cancer, a largely curable challenge when caught in its early stages, according to the American Cancer Society. But why not eat well to prevent potential cancer cells from becoming a bigger problem? “All of us have microscopic cancers growing in our bodies all the time,” says Dr. William Li, founder and head of The Angiogenesis Foundation, in Cambridge, Massachusetts (angio.org and the userfriendly EatToDefeat.org). Angiogenesis is the process our bodies use to grow blood vessels, he says, a natural process that sometimes gets hijacked by cancer cells. “A microscopic tumor can grow up to 16,000 times its original size in as little as two weeks,” explains Li, “but new, groundbreaking research from The Angiogenesis Foundation proposes that you can stop cancer before it begins to grow.” Li calls this new preventive approach “anti-angiogenesis.” “Many common foods contain cancer-starving molecules,” Li continues. “Anti-angiogenesis encourages that. By changing the way you eat, you can change your internal environment, thereby depriving cancer cells the opportunity to grow and multiply.” Li and his colleagues continue to monitor the results of other studies while continuing their own research showing the positive effects of certain foods in slowing or preventing the growth and spread of cancer cells. One seminal study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2002, established the link between eating cooked tomato products and a lowered risk of prostate cancer. “Cooked tomatoes… have more cancerfighting properties

than raw tomatoes,” advises Li. “Both contain the molecule lycopene, but heating the tomato changes its chemical structure and makes the benefits more readily available to the body. You should eat two to three [½ cup] servings of cooked tomatoes a week.” The Angiogenesis Foundation provides a base list of 40 natural foods that contain cancer-preventing properties. New foods are added as their benefits are proved in research. The newest additions for fighting prostate cancer— Emmental, Jarlsburg and gouda cheeses—are rich in vitamin K2.

DRINK. Consuming fresh ginger drinks, green tea and herbal tea blends that include anti-angiogenic ginseng, lavender and licorice root work to hydrate the body and prevent disease, according to researchers at The Angiogenesis Foundation. A glass or two of red wine, which contains the cancer fighting, anti-inflammatory compound resveratrol, can be good for men. “My own advice to folks is about one drink a day,” counseled Butler. “The older you get, the heavier the impact of the alcohol. But in moderation, alcohol not only has a relaxing effect, it can elevate levels of good cholesterol. Maintaining good hydration by drinking water also helps kidneys filter impurities out of the body and keeps skin looking fresher. BE MERRY. The very things that

come with being social are good for everyone’s health. According to Butler, simple touching, such as holding hands with and hugging a loved one, works to lower blood pressure. Laughing with buddies helps keep blood vessels from restricting, and thus keeps the heart working more efficiently. Having an eye for beauty in our surrounding adds pleasure to life and helps keep us in a good mood.

Engaging in close, loving and romantic relationships and staying in touch with lots of friends not only increases the quality of men’s lives, but also helps battle depression and heart disease, suggests Dr. Mehmet Oz, a professor of cardiac surgery at Columbia University and a founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He frequently appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show before becoming host of The Dr. Oz Show.

According to Oz, “The more sex you have—provided that it’s safe sex and with a mutually monogamous partner— the healthier you will be. Men who have sex once a month are at more than two times the risk of heart disease and heart attack than men who have sex twice a week.” Complementing such healthy excitement, establishing a daily meditation practice also helps men stay calm, energetic, positive and more attuned to their own inner wisdom, says Donna Cardillo, a registered nurse who advises healthcare professionals in the Gannett Healthcare Group. “Studies have also shown that regular meditation can lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, improve the body’s response to stress, and even improve sleep patterns.”

Get a Move On: Five Reasons to Exercise by Judith Fertig The research is in. Getting off the couch and moving away from TV, video and computer screens pays off in more ways than one. Helps maintain a healthy weight: Everyone knows that the more active we are, the more calories we work off, and the more our weight stays at a healthy number on the scale. Improves brain function: “The decline the brain experiences late in life is not inevitable; it can be affected by things like habitual exercise,” asserts Dr. Eric Larson, of the Group Health Research Institute, in Seattle. Larson and his team of researchers published a pivotal study in the Annals of Internal Medicine showing that older adults that exercised at least three times a week were 38 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The theory is that exercise not only increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain, it may also reduce the abnormality known as brain plaque that has been associated with Alzheimer’s. Helps prevent diabetes: A study in The New England Journal of Medicine found that moderate exercise led to a 50 to 60 percent reduction in the risk for developing diabetes, and delayed the onset of Type 2 diabetes among those already at high risk. Lowers blood pressure: After reviewing 15 studies on exercise and high blood pressure, the American College of Sports Medicine concluded that moderate exercise decreased blood pressure in approximately 75 percent of individuals with hypertension. Keeps us going: The good news is that exercise—especially the short, intense bursts in circuit or interval training— helps maintain and develop muscles, strength and stamina, according to a recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Another way to be and stay merry, suggests Cardillo, is to take part in some kind of volunteer work. “Volunteering has long been touted as a great way to give back and make a positive contribution to the world,” she remarks. “While all that is true, numerous studies, including the recent Do Good Live Well Study, by UnitedHealthcare, have shown that people who do volunteer work for two or more hours a week exhibit lower rates of depression and heart disease, live happier more fulfilled lives and have greater self-esteem and greater functionality, especially older adults.”

pedometers and the 10,000 Steps a Day program in Japan that also spread to this country. Wearing a small counter is a simple way to keep track of how many steps we take in a day. Such monitoring devices indicate how active or inactive we really are, which can be a bit of a surprise. Hatano and his researchers found that most people take 3,500 to 5,000 steps a day. Raising that to 10,000 steps a day will burn more calories, promote better heart function and keep weight under control.

MOVE. Butler promoted moder-

ate exercise to help improve cardiovascular function, elevate mood and keep men fit longer, and his conclusions are supported by studies by the University of Maryland Medical Center, Arizona State University, and the Erasmus M.C. University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He found that, “One of the most frightening disabilities of old age, aside from dementia, is frailty.” His prescription? Maintain strong thigh muscles, which is what we use to get up out of a chair or bed, and do squats daily. Yoshiro Hatano, Ph.D., popularized the use of

Recommended Anti-Angiogenic Foods According to the researchers at The Angiogenesis Foundation, many easily eaten foods help starve commonly occurring microscopic cancer cells and keep them from becoming a problem. This list, starting with green tea, continues to grow over time as scientists verify the efficacy of various foods based on a body of research. Green tea Strawberries Blackberries Raspberries Blueberries Oranges Grapefruit Lemons Apples Pineapples Cherries Red grapes

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Annual physicals are more important than regularly changing the oil in a car, yet men are more likely than women to skip a checkup visit to their doctor, according to a recent poll by Louis Harris and Associates. A growing trend among health centers addresses this concern, offering men a one-stop-shopping-style checkup and testing. Here’s how: Men who aren’t interested in spending a day windowshopping certainly aren’t into a day of appointments to check off a list of simple health screenings. So, special health programs—modeled after executive health screenings formerly accessible only at getaway destinations like the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, or the Greenbrier Clinic, in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia—are popping up at local hospitals from coast to coast. As part of the men’s health program at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, serving the Kansas City area, for example, doctors emphasize “maintaining optimal performance” versus “let’s see what’s wrong with you.” Prior to an appointment, patients visit a lab location for tests, so that all of their results are ready when they visit the doctor. Then, on the day of their appointment, some additional screenings are performed, if necessary, so the time men spend with the doctor is used more effectively. This personalized, focused attention and all-at-once approach can provide straightforward strategic health planning—a map of diet, exercise and lifestyle targets to aim for in the coming year that can keep men here and healthy. Judith Fertig is a freelance writer in Overland Park, KS; see AlfrescoFood AndLifestyle.blogspot.com. She interviewed Dr. Robert Butler before his passing.

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ating dietary fiber and drinking plenty of fluids are the main ways for keeping our digestive tracts active and happy. Thus, the most common reasons for constipation are a diet lacking in fiber and insufficient fluid intake. But other reasons can also contribute, such as inadequate exercise, an unbalanced or changed diet due to traveling, ingestion of medications, or hormonal fluctuations. Whatever the reasons, it’s good to know that natural remedies can provide a viable option, instead of resorting to harsher, chemical laxatives. Generally, all fruits, except for banana and jackfruit, can help get a sluggish bowel moving. Bael fruit, found in Asian markets, is considered a natural laxative and is eaten to help clean and tone the intestines. Another way to seek relief is eating pears or fresh guavas after dinner or with breakfast. Eating half a medium-sized papaya for breakfast has laxative effects, as do fresh figs. Note that prunes and dry figs should be soaked overnight in a little water and eaten in the morning. Consider a “fiber day” to move things along, with menus consisting only of steamed vegetables, fruits and salads. Sprinkle various dishes with high-fiber seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin and ground flax seeds. According to the American Dietetic Association, the average American currently ingests about 11 grams of fiber daily. Women should aim for 21 to 25 grams a day, and men, 30 to 38 grams. Remember, if constipation strikes, when we literally get moving, so will our bowels. Sources: Home-Remedies-For-You.com/ remedy/Constipation.html; WebMD.com.

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n a watershed move towards global mercuryfree dentistry, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) recently reported that the U.S. government has announced that it supports a phase down, with the goal of eventual phase out of mercury amalgam. That’s the silver-and-mercury-mixed material commonly used to fill cavities in teeth. This represents a radical reversal of the government’s former position that, “Any change toward the use of dental amalgam is likely to result in positive public health outcomes.” The new stance will be submitted at the third round of negotiations for the world mercury treaty. The IAOMT sees this as “an extraordinary development that will change the global debate about amalgam.” The IAOMT, a global network of 700 dental, medical and research professionals, is a longtime opponent of mercury amalgam because of possible health risks from mercury, a known toxin. It is considered especially risky for children and for pregnant women, whose fetuses can be affected. Possible side effects of the continuous release of toxic vapor from mercury fillings into the body include memory loss, tremors, personality changes and impaired immune systems. Yet, the World Dental Federation and the American Dental Association continue to maintain that mercury amalgam fillings are safe. To date, mercury fillings have been banned in Norway and restricted in Finland, Sweden, Austria, Canada and Germany. With the U.S. government on board, says Charles G. Brown, president of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, “The debate has shifted from whether to end amalgam to how to end amalgam.” Mercury-free dentistry supports the use of a tooth-colored, bonded composite material, made primarily of resin. For more information, visit iaomt.org.

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Chiropractic for Mind, Body and Spirit by Beth Davis

Since its inception in 1983 by founder and developer, Dr. Donald Epstein, Network Spinal Analysis™ (also called Network Chiropractic or Network Care) has evolved from the clinical detection, classification, and reduction of the vertebral subluxation (the basis on which traditional chiropractic was formed) to the present day view as an evidence-based approach to wellness and body awareness. Using the most recent understanding of the nervous system and physics, Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is a very gentle yet powerful technique that holds the potential of truly transforming a person’s life. Through specific contacts along the spine, patterns of stress that have been locked in the nervous system are released and transformed into fuel for growth. These patterns often go back many years and as they resolve, people begin to discover their true Self. As the body no longer has to use energy inefficiently to keep old unhealthy memories and patterns alive, there is now more energy left for healing and living. Dr. Patricia Hogan-Casey, who uses the Network Chiropractic method at her office in Pawtucket, says she has witnessed profound effects on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels of her patients. She says gentle precise touches to the spine initiate the removal of interference to the nervous system’s tension and function—essentially cueing the brain

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to develop new strategies to experience greater wellbeing. This “clearing” of the nervous system often results in the elimination or reduction of pain, increased flexibility, more energy, and an overall greater enjoyment of life. NSA is administered in a series of three Levels of Care™, each geared at one’s ability to detect and dissipate spinal tension and nervous system interference, and to increased self-awareness and ability to respond to oneself. Helping individuals to develop an increasing number of coordinated spinal oscillators, called Spinal Gateways or Gates, these regions of the spine gently rock in synch with one another and advance the patient’s progression through the NSA care levels. Integrating movement, breathing and the way we hold ourselves, NSA helps us to be in better touch with our body, and therefore help us to know that we truly can reorganize to heal. According to the Association for Network Care, two unique healing waves develop with this work, which are unique to Network. One is a respi-

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ratory wave and the other is a bodymind wave associated with a spontaneous undulation of the spine. Both are associated with spontaneous release of spinal and life tensions, and the use of existing tension as fuel for spinal reorganization and enhanced healing. Because tension in the spinal cord can disrupt the spinal column and cause pain and a general “unwell” feeling, patients in network chiropractic care are usually encouraged to participate in and gain knowledge about their treatment. Network chiropractic doctors are trained to help the patient develop an awareness of his or her spine in relation to the rest of the body. This patient participation often results in greater self-awareness and conscious awakening of the relationships between the body, mind, emotion, and expression of the human spirit. In fact, a recent retrospective study of 2,818 patients receiving Network care in the U.S. and around the world demonstrated that Network care is associated with profound and statistically significant improvement in self-reported wellness areas. Patients reported changes in physical wellbeing, such as reduced pain, fewer cold and flu symptoms, fewer headaches and increased spinal flexibility; changes in stress, including improvement in overall ability to cope with daily problems, family relationships, and work; lifestyle changes including regular exercise, meditation or prayer; and overall enjoyment of life. Patients reported experiencing decreased moodiness, improved temper, compassion for others, less anxiety and much more. For more information, visit AssociationForNetworkCare.com. To contact Dr. Patricia Hogan-Casey, call 401-7254380 or visit DrPatOnTheBack.com. See ad on page 23.

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Dogs are great at showing unconditional love, being a good listener and offering open paws when a hug is needed; they also make superb workout partners. Here are five ways to bond and get healthy with your favorite four-legged friend. Walking

An obvious way to exercise with a canine pal is to take walks together. Vets generally recommend that dogs go for at least one walk every day, and tagging along is a good way to get the 30 minutes of daily cardiovascular exercise that doctors encourage for

Years ago, bicycling with man’s best friend was dangerous. Fortunately, today we have contraptions that attach a dog safely to a bicycle for a ride and prevent falls when Fido lunges after a squirrel. Bicycling with a dog running alongside is an effective workout for both of you. Exercising with canine pals can be rewarding in many ways, but workouts must be safe, as well as effective. Unless exercising at home or in a fenced yard, dogs should remain on a leash at all times and wear identification tags. Understanding the limits and abilities of a dog’s breed is also important, so that workouts can be appropriately tailored. Now, grab Fido and get moving.

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Bristol Aull Pilates & Movement Studio 259 Thames St. AullPilates.com 401-253-7778 EVOLUTION Pilates and Nutrition 685 Metacom Ave EvolutionRI.com • 401-396-9331

Lincoln Rhode Island Pilates Studio 622 George Washington Hwy, behind the Lincoln Mall RIPilatesStudio.com 401-335-3099

middletown Aull Pilates & Movement Studio 1077 Aquidneck Ave AullPilates.com 401-619-4977

Pawtucket Jen McWalters Pilates Studio 1005 Main St, Ste 111 PilatesJen.com 401-475-0084

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Wednesday, June 1

Patient Appreciation Breakfast – 9am-12:30pm. As a thank you for choosing our office, we invite you to join us for complimentary breakfast foods and drinks when you book your appointment. Free. Cumberland Family Chiropractic, 2333 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-334-0535.

Guided Imagery Meditation – 7-8:30pm. For relaxation and focus, group meditation meets twice a month 1st and 3rd Weds. For more information please call. $10. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 401-742-2354. path2harmony.net.

Thursday, June 2

Grains and Greens for Busy People – 6-8pm. Are you a busy person who wants to incorporate more whole grains and vegetables into your meals? Workshop will provide you with the tools to make it happen. $35. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. TotalHealthNutrition.net.

Friday, June 3

NL Healing Arts Fair – 11:30am-4pm. New London Healing Arts & Street Fair – Services, Products and More.Located in the Harris Building Atrium and Fiddleheads. Free. NL Healing Arts Center, 165 State St, New London, CT. info@wellnessnaturallee.org.

Become a Certified Yoga Life Coach – 4-9:30pm. June 3rd – 5th – Explore the world of Yoga Life Coaching and start changing lives today! Visit website for more information and to sign up. $595. High Street Yoga, 44 High St, Westerly. 860-501-8970. HighStreetYoga.com.

Yoga for Everybody – 5:30-6:45pm. Start the weekend feeling refreshed, present and energized. New Student $45/unlimited month. One Yoga Center, 142A Danielson Pike #5, Foster. 401-368-9642. Psychic Fair – 6-10pm. Lots of vendors and readers. Free back screening with chiropractor. Free Eye screening. Free. Positive New Beginnings, 873 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 401-432-7195. PositiveNewBeginnings.com.

Yogic Breathing for Stress Reduction – 6:30-8pm. Learn simple, ancient, effective and scientifically proven tools to obtain inner peace, better health and relaxation. Seated session, no yoga experience necessary. $15. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com.

Saturday, June 4

Co-op All Natural Pancake Breakfast – 8-11:30am. Enjoy our Annual All Natural Pancake Breakfast across the street from the Alternative Food Co-op. Open to Public. Tickets at Door. Church of Ascension, Alternative Food Co-op, 370 Main St, Wakefield. 401-789-2240. alternativefoodcoop.com. Become a Certified Yoga Life Coach – 8am-8pm. See June 3rd for details. $595. High Street Yoga, 44 High St, Westerly. 860-501-8970. HighStreetYoga.com.

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Pancake Breakfast – 9am-12pm. Member Drive event by Urban Greens. Both current and prospective members are welcome. Fun activities for kids, live music and a silent auction. $8/Adults, Free/Kids. Urban Greens, Federal Hill House, 9 Courtland St, Providence. 401-267-8423. UrbanGreens.com. Playdate....Learn To Be Silent – 10-11am. There are many ways to meditate, none of them require us to empty our minds, but rather get in touch with our hearts. Come learn some quick ways to do just that. Pre-registration required. $15. Jackie Van Dusen, Acorn Cottage, Woodbine Rd, Wakefield. lightsoultherapy@verizon.net. 401-284-0363. Yoga Anatomy and Physiology – 10am-5pm. Anatomy of Movement, Musculoskeletal, Central Nervous, Respiratory, Cardiac, Gastrointestinal, Reproductive, Mind-body and Subtle Energy systems will all be covered. Class open to all Yoga Teachers and Teachers in Training. $50. A New Day Yoga, 2374 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 508-596-2974. ANewDayYoga.com. Whole Foods 101 – 12-3pm. Discover the basics of a whole food diet and how to make the transition to eating well. Learn how to incorporate grains, beans etc. into your diet. Lunch included. $45. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. totalhealthnutrition.net. Dance Yoga (Naatya Yoga) workshop – 12:302:30pm. Yoga is a tree with many branches. Like Karma Yoga & Mantra Yoga, “Dance Yoga” is a branch using India(n) dance. Stretch your body, Learn gestures & have fun. All ages. $22. Shanthi Muthu, 11 Bristol Ave, Pawtucket. 401-305-5265. ManishaYogaDance.webs.com.

Sunday, June 5

Become a Certified Yoga Life Coach – 8am8pm. See June 3rd for details. $595. High Street Yoga, 44 High St, Westerly. 860-501-8970. HighStreetYoga.com. Sunday Celebration Service – 9:15-10:30am. Recording artist Phil Jones with Australian Didgeridoo will present “Accessing the point of Love and Self Empowerment” at Sunday service. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. Concordia.csl.org. Qigong Workshop – 10am-4pm. Registration is now open for a Qigong Workshop with Master Wu, Wen-Ching at The Way of the Dragon, School for Health, Healing, and Martial Arts. $125. The Way of the Dragon, 877 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 435-6502. waydragon.com. Breath Works – 11am-1pm. Australian recording artist Phil Jones will present an interactive workshop “Spiritual Sound and Breath meditation” with the didgeridoo, Donation/ $20. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Road, Warwick. 401-732-1552. Concordia.csl.org.

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Spring into Summer Wellness – 1-4pm. Mini- sessions in IET, Massage, Psychic Readings, Reflexology, Reiki and Vortex Healing®. Herbal products, flower essence sprays, jewelry and gift certificates. $10/10 minute minisessions. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 401-742-2354. path2harmony.net.

Monday, June 6

Weekly QiGong – 8-9am. Mondays through August. Acupuncturist Dr Lee will lead you through breath work, movement and guided thoughts to raise awareness of Qi for health promotion. $15, $48/series of 4. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com.

Wednesday, June 8

Reiki First Degree Training Program – 6-9pm. And Sunday. 6/12, 12-5pm. Learn the history of Reiki, the energy centers of the body and how to give Reiki to yourself, your family, your clients and your pets. $150. 10th Gate Yoga, 1016 East Main Rd, Portsmouth. 401-683-9642. TenthGateYogaCenter.com. Introduction to Ayurveda – 7-8pm. Discover your Prakruti (individual balance of the doshas), learn the history and philosophy of this ancient system, and explore treatments you can start using today. Free. Aermid Ayurveda, Herb Wyfe, 23 Brown St, Wickford. 401-295-1140. HerbWyfe.com. Reiki/Energy Share – 7-9pm. Informational and practice sharing Energy for practitioners and nonpractitioners. All levels and modalities welcome. For more info please call. $5/Donation. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 401-263-1107. path2harmony.net. Bhagavad Gita, Samskrt & Chanting – 7-9pm. Unburden the heart through simple Samskrt & English devotional songs/Chants. Learn Samskrt pronunciation; understand the background of Bhagavad Gita and Indian deities. Advance registration required. $22. Shanthi Muthu, 11 Bristol Ave, Pawtucket. 401-305-5265. ManishaYogaDance.webs.com.

Thursday, June 9

Meditation Circle for Kids 6-12 – 6-7pm. Lessons in awareness, spiritual growth and the basics of relaxation and centering. Every child can benefit from learning and using these tools. Please call to register. $10. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 401-658-6637. path2harmony.net. e-HCG and Weight Loss – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn a healthy way to quickly lose “only the fat” and contour your body. Free. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com.

Friday, June 10

Guided Meditation Night – 7-8:30pm. Join us as we embrace JOY for the mind, body, spirit & emotions. Guided Meditation increases relaxation by creating joyful, positive images for the mind. All are welcome. $10. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave., 2nd Floor, Warwick. gladys@heavenly-hugs.com. 401-935-8451.

Saturday, June 11

Kick-Off Summer Open House – 8:30am-4pm. Enjoy free classes in Aikido, Japanese Sword, Karate, Tai Chi, TaeKwondo, and Kung Fu! See how you can kick your summer off to a great start. E-mail for schedule. Free. Main Street Martial Arts, 1282 North Main St, Providence. mrwerthsensei@gmail.com. 401-274-7672.

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Playdate...Indigo/Crystal Kids – 10-11:30am. What is an Indigo or a Crystal child? Do I live with them? How can I help them? Find out & bring balance back into your homes, your children, your lives. Pre-registration is required. $20. Jackie VanDusen, Acorn Cottage, Woodbine Rd, Wakefield. lightsoultherapy@verizon.net. 401-284-0363. Holistic Health Fair – 10am-4pm. Educational and fun community event to showcase holistic centered practitioners and the most current trends in natural foods and alternative therapies. Natural food sampling, holistic presentations, demos, sales, raffles, and live music. Free. Back to Basics Natural Food Grocery, 500 Main St, East Greenwich. 401-885-2679. BackToBasicsNaturalFoods.com. Garden City Center Art Festival – 10am-5pm. Art Festival features over 100 Contemporary American Art and Craft artists along with strolling entertainment, a Farmers Market, festive food and merriment. Free. Garden City Center, 100 Midway Rd, Cranston. 401-374-3899. FestivalFete.com. Creating Transformational Workshops – 10:30am-6pm. Learn the conditions for transformational learning and practical tools for leading mind-body experiences including promoting your workshops with marketing tips and a group support network. Includes 15 page guide. $95. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com. Open House – Gluten Free – 11am-3pm. Featuring Tastings, Samples & Raffles. Exclusively Gluten Free! Free. The Good Seed Natural Food market, 138 Central Ave, Seekonk, MA. 508-399-7333. GoodSeedMarket.com.

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Wednesday, June 15

Reiki Clinic – 12-2:30pm. Experience a session for a love offering donation to a local charity. Registration required. Donation. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com.

Shamanic Journey Circle – 7-8:45pm. Deepen your journey practice and gain insight to your own guidance. Bring a journal, pen, and something to lie on. Knowledge of how to journey is required. $10. Katharine Rossi, 578 Wood St, Bristol. katharine@ sacredstream.org. 401-924-0567.

Creating with the Angels – 10am-1pm. Learn how to build a relationship with the Angels to create quality relationships, more time, fun & Joy. Full of tips & treasures you can use in your everyday life. $25. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave., 2nd Floor, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Heavenly-Hugs.com.

Healing the Earth for Children – 1-4pm. A fun class that uses play, arts & crafts and intentions to promote healing & a bond with the Earth. Will take home potted plant. Ages 6-12 with guardian. $30. Spirit of Agape, Seekonk, MA. shasongs@aol.com. 401-465-4249. Healing Power of Gongs – 7-8:30pm. Their healing power is best understood by its ability to create a non-ordinary state of transcendent reality and a connection to the vastness beyond our finite self. $20. Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com.

Tuesday, June 14

Lunch time Reiki Share – 12-1:30pm. Reiki practitioners of all levels welcome to give and receive healing. A time to be supported as you support others. Please contact Adriene if attending. $5. Angel Whispers Rhode Island, 917A Warwick Ave, 2nd Floor, Warwick. 401-741-2278. AngelWhispersRI.com.

Guided Imagery Meditation – 7-8pm. For relaxation and focus, group meditation meets twice a month 1st and 3rd Weds. For more information please call. $10. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 401-742-2354.

Thursday, June 16

Green Drinks – 5-8pm. Environmental Networks monthly gatherings provide an opportunity to talk with people who are personally and/or professionally interested and involved in a variety of environmental, conservation and sustainability issues. Free. JTJ Investments, 219 West Park St, Providence. GreenDrinks.org. Reiki Healers Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. Reiki Practitioners of all levels are invited to join us in giving & receiving Reiki. We will also use Reiki to send out to Loved ones, difficult situations & the Earth. $10. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave., 2nd Floor, Warwick. gladys@heavenly-hugs.com. 401-935-8451. Introduction to Ayurveda – 7-8pm. Discover your Prakruti (individual balance of the doshas), learn the history and philosophy of this ancient system, and explore treatments you can start using today. Free. Aermid Ayurveda, 495 Gilbert Stuart Rd, Saunderstown. 401-295-4070. SunRoseFarmRI.com.

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Meditation Workshop – 7-9pm. Meditation relieves stress & also works to train the mind to avoid negative patterns, low self-esteem & pain. Interactive workshop with various meditations. $12. Changing Lives, 1308 Atwood Ave, Johnston. 490-1732. changinglives1breath.com.

Friday, June 17

The Simple 7-Day Smoothie Detox – 7-9pm. Discover this easy and fun 7-day plan to reboot your system with fresh fruits, vegetables and produce with highly nutritious and easy- to-prepare smoothies, soups and salads. $45. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com. The Secret – 7-9pm. Spiritual Cinema presents “The Secret” (law of attraction) change your thinking change your life, featuring Michael Beckwith, Oprah’s spiritual counselor, Jack Canfield. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. Concordia.csl.org.

Monday, June 20

Viniyoga for Summer – 5:30-6:45pm. 8 week series. Viniyoga in Season, this moderate level 2 Viniyoga class emphasizes integrated practices for body, breath, and mind that are appropriate to the season of the year. $88/8wks, $80/by 6/13. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com. Meet the Doulas Night – 7-8:30pm. Free informational event to learn about how a doula can help your family. Light refreshments will be served. For details: http://tinyurl.com/3duaq35. Free. Doulas of Rhode Island, Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope St, Providence. 401-378-1789. DoulasRI.org. Shamanic Journey Circle – 7-8:45pm. Build and maintain your journey practice to access inner guidance. Knowledge of how to journey is required. Bring a journal, pen and blanket. $10. Katharine Rossi, Mill at Shady Lea, room 204, North Kingstown. katharine@sacredstream.org. 401-924-0567.

Tuesday, June 21

Saturday, June 18

Playdate...Learn To Be Silent – 10-11am. Beginners and intermediates. Same as June 4th class or a continuation of that 1st class. Call or email for mandatory pre-registration. $15. Jackie Van Dusen, Acorn Cottage, Woodbine Road, Wakefield. lightsoultherapy@verizon.net. 401-284-0363. Flower Essences Workshop – 10am-2:30pm. What are Flower Essences? How do you create a Blend? How do you use them? Make your own personal blend as a spray and tincture. Preregister by 6/15. $25. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 401-263-1107. path2harmony.net. Reiki I Certification Class – 10:30am-4:30pm. Begin your journey with Reiki, a gentle hands-on energy balancing practice to enhance and heal your life. Lunch included. Manual, Certificate and Attunement. $135. The Light Within, 286 Lake Shore Dr, Warwick. 401-921-4397. TheLightWithinRI.com.

Sunday, June 19

Father’s Day Yoga – 8:30am-5:30pm. Father’s attend ALL classes for FREE on Father’s Day. Free. Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com.

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Summer Solstice Yoga in the Park – 6-7:30pm. The setting is nothing short of magical, students place their mats on the grass in a clearing. We have had experienced yogis, total beginners, and casual practitioners. Free. Innerlight Center for Yoga, Corner of Hazzard & Wickham Rd., Newport. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com. Laughter Hours Laughter Club – 7-8pm. Meets in the community room. No sign-up, special clothing, equipment needed. No awkward poses. Bring a water bottle. Free. The Meadows, 2 Village Way, North Smithfield.

Meditation Hour ~ Chakra Balancing – 7-8pm. Experience a state of harmonious silence and stillness. Tap into your subconscious mind to find your inner truth. Find peace, balance and serenity. $10. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd, Warwick. 401-615-3433. serenityyogari.com. Traditional Thai Massage Class – 7-9pm. Learn a simple Thai massage routine to share with your partner or friend. Come alone or with a partner. No experience necessary. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. $30/per person, $50/per couple. One Center for Yoga and Wellness, 142A Danielson Pike, Foster. 860-617-1234. rolfbodyworks.org.

Saturday, June 25

Be Receptive: Dharma Mittra Yoga – 9-11am. Also 12:30 – 2:30pm. Classical hatha yoga to create radiant health, bring the mind to stillness and lead to self-realization. 2nd class builds on AM class but all are welcome to attend either or both. $25/per class, $40/both. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com.

Thursday, June 23

Ascension Ceremony – 10-11:30am. A benevolent gift offered to us now as a way of moving closer to our own awakening of our higher self and sacred mind. Partake in this ceremony, so important now. Pre-registration required. $15. Jackie VanDusen, Acorn Cottage, Woodbine Rd, Wakefield. lightsoultherapy@verizon.net. 401-284-0363.

Angel Card Workshop – 6:30-9pm. Introductory fun-filled class to teach you how to clear & protect your favorite deck, read your own cards, get daily guidance & interpret the cards for others. $25. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave., 2nd Floor, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Heavenly-Hugs.com.

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Unveiling the Hidden Yoga: Exploring the Subtle Bodies – 6:30-9:30pm. Awaken the prana and explore the koshas and chakras through discussion, a dynamic meditation and asana flow. $35. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. AllThatMatters.com.

Shake Your Soul/Yoga Dance – 9:30-10:30am. Blend of vibrant movements gives an opportunity to express one’s own inner dance. No complicated steps or difficult movements to learn. Relieve stress, rejuvenate. $15/Pre-registration required. A New Day Yoga, 2374 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 508-596-2974. ANewDayYoga.com.

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Partner Yoga & Yogassage in the Park – 6-8pm. All levels, no experience necessary, just an open mind and a willingness to experiment! No partner necessary. $25, $20/bring a friend each. Santosha Yoga Studio, Roger Williams Park, Temple to Music, Cranston. 780-9089. YogaAtSantosha.com.

Intro to Healing the Earth Class – 7-8:30pm. Intro to Spirit of Agape’s Healing the Earth class. Want to feel empowered & relieve anxieties about the changes on the Earth? Join us for lecture and meditation. $10. Changing Lives, 1308 Atwood Ave, Johnston. shasongs@aol.com. 401-465-4249.

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Animal Communication ~ Karen Daley – 10am3pm. Learn how to communicate with our living & deceased animal family. Karen is a nurse, reiki master & medium. $45. Changing Lives, 1308 Atwood Ave, Johnston, 401-533-2860. changinglives1breath.com. Neck and Shoulder Care Clinic 2 Days – 10am5pm. And 6/26 10am-4pm. Un-shakling the Neck and Shoulders – A Therapeutic Clinic for Students and Teachers. Relieve chronic pain. $180/ 2 day workshop, 13 hrs. YA C.E. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com. Reiki II Certification Class – 10:30am-4:30pm. Learn three powerful Reiki symbols to use and activate. Your healing energy will begin to flow at a higher vibration. Lunch. Manual, Certificate and Attunement. $150. The Light Within, 286 Lake Shore Drive, Warwick. 401-921-4397. TheLightWithinRI.com.

Sunday, June 26

2nd Degree Usui Reiki Training – 10am-5pm. You will learn 3 sacred symbols for emotional balance & empowerment learn how to send Reiki distantly and receive a Reiki Healing Attunement & the 2nd Level Attunement. $200 w/$50 deposit by 6/23. Heavenly Hugs, 917A Warwick Ave., 2nd Floor, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Heavenly-Hugs.com/Reiki. Summer Solstice Drum Circle – 6-7pm. Join us to honor the season and to focus on healing for the community and earth. Bring drums and rattles, some available for use. No experience needed. Donation. Katharine Rossi, Mill at Shady Lea, Room 204, North Kingstown. katharine@sacredstream.org. 401-924-0567.

Tuesday, June 28

Angelspeake ~ Stephanie Marisca – 6:30-9:30pm. How to talk to your Angels. Discover how easy and comforting it is to meet your Angels and receive their messages in writing. $44. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd, Warwick. 401-615-3433. serenityyogari.com.

Thursday, July 7

Yoga for the Curvy Woman – 7:15-8:45pm. 6 week series. Just because you are a curvy woman, does not mean that you can’t practice yoga. Learn to modify poses and focus on your mind-body journey toward self-awareness. $88/8wks, $80 by 6/30. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com.

Sunday, August 7

Waterplace Park Art Festival – 10am-5pm. The Waterplace Park Art Festival will feature over 100 Contemporary American Art and Craft artists, strolling entertainment and free children’s activities. Free. Festival Fete, Waterplace Park, Providence. 401-374-3899. festivalfete.com.

Farmers’ Markets information compiled from farmfresh.org

Monday

Whole Foods - University Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm. May 2 – October 24. 601 North Main St, Providence. 621-5990.

Providence/Downtown Farmers’ Market– 11am2pm. June 3 – October 28. Kennedy Plaza at Fulton St. and Exchange Terrace, Providence.

Tuesday

North Providence Farmer’s Market – 3:306:30pm. June 3 – Oct 21. Governor John Notte Memorial Park, Rte 7 at Wenscott Lane, North Providence.

East Greenwich Framers’ Market – 3-6pm. June 20 - October 24. Church Street and Rector Street. Marina Park Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm. May 4– October 26. Marina Park, South County Hospital exit off Rt. 1. 2 Salt Pond Rd Wakefield. 789-1388.

Barrington Farmer’s Market – 3-6pm. June 14 – Oct 25. Ace Hardware, 156 Country Road. 635-4274. Whole Foods - Garden City Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm. June 7 – October 25. 151 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston. 621-5990. Charlestown Farmer’s Market – 4-7pm. June 17 – Sept 9. Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Rd. 364-9124 x.23.

Colt State Park Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm. May 6 – Oct 28. Colt State Park. Hope St and Asylum Rd, Bristol. 222-2781.

Saturday

South Kingstown / URI Farmers’ Market – 8:30am – 12:30pm. May 7-October 29. URI East Farm, 2095 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. 789-1388. Providence/Hope Street Farmers’ Market – 9am12: 30pm. June 4 – October 29. Lippitt Park, Hope Street and Blackstone Blvd. 932-9007.

Wednesday

Coastal Growers Farmers’ Market – 9am-12pm. May 14 – Oct 29. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown. 295-1030.

Haines State Park Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm. May 4 - October 26. Haines Memorial State Park, Haines Park Road, Barrington. 222-2781.

West Warwick Farmer’s Market – 9am-noon. June 11 – Oct 15. Cowesett Plaza, 289 Cowesett Ave. 487-4848.

Thursday

Pawtuxet Village Farmers’ Market – 9am-12pm. May 7 to November 19. Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Parking Lot 60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston. 461-2618.

Aquidneck Growers Farmer’s Market – 2-6pm. June 8 – Oct 26. Along the shaded walk, Memorial Blvd and Chapel Street, Newport. 932-9007.

Barrington Farmer’s Market – 9am-noon. June 4 – Oct 29. Barrington Congregational Church, 461 County Rd. 529-9501.

Lippitt Park Farmer’s Market – 3:30-6:30. June 4 – Oct 29. Lippitt Park, Hope St and Blackstone Blvd. 932-9007.

Scituate Farmers’ Market – 9am-12pm. May 21 – October 1. Village Green, Scituate Art Festival Grounds, West Greenville Rd And Silk Lane, North Scituate. 647-5547.

Westerly/Pawcatuck Farmer’s Market – 10am2pm. June 16 – Oct 20. Just past The Bridge Reastuarant, 85 Main Street, Westerly. 315-2610. Middletown/Aquidneck Grange Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm. June 2-Oct 27. Aquidneck Grange 499 East Main Road Middletown. 847-2202.

Friends Meeting House Farmer’s Market – 3-6pm. June 16 – Oct 27. Friends Meeting house at Olney Street and Morris Ave in Providence. 635-4274. Armory Farmer’s Market – 4-7pm. June 2 – October 27. Cranston Armory. Parade St and Hudson St in Providence.

Friday Charlestown Farmer’s Market – 9am-noon. June 17 – Sept 9. Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Rd, Charlestown. 364-9124 x.23. Goddard State Park Farmers’ Market – 9am1pm. May 6 – Oct 28. Goddard State Park 345 Ives Rd, Warwick. 222-2781.

Burrillville Farmers’ Market – 9am12:30pm. May 21 – October 15. Levy School 135 Harrisville Main St, Harrisville. 568-6821.

Sakonnet Growers’ Market – 9am – 1pm. June 18 – October 1. Rte 77 And East Rd Tiverton. Richmond Farmers’ Market – 9am-12:30pm. May 14 – October 29. Richmond Town Hall, Route 138 at Route 12, Richmond.

Aquidneck Growers’ Farmers’ Market – 9-1pm – June 4-Oct 29. Newport Vineyards and Winery 909 East Main Road, Middletown. 932-9007.

Sunday

Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. May 1 – October 30. Fishermen’s Memorial State Park, 1011 Point Judith Road, Narragansett. 222-2781. Elmhurst Farmers Market – 11-2pm. June 12 – Oct 30. Fargnoli Park, 925 Smith St, Providence.

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Forrest Yoga – 8:15-9:45am. Go deep with your breath and core to strengthen and alleviate struggle. $12, $100/10 class card. Tree of Life Yoga, 79 Myrtle Ave, Cranston. 401-481-2558. TreeOfLifePowerYoga.com. Hot Power Yoga – 8:30-10am. Rigorous, empowering flow. Challenge your body, free your mind and detoxify! Room is heated to 90-95 degrees. $14. Yoga One, 3 Progress St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-1300. YogaOneInc.com.

Kripalu Yoga – 9-9:45am. Postures, breathing and core work to stretch, strengthen and relieve tension. Donations accepted. Church of the Mediator – a UU Fellowship, 50 Rounds Ave, Providence. 401-941-3070.

Sunday Celebration Service – 9:15-10:30am. Concordia where hearts come together as one. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 732-1552. ConcordiaChurchRI.com.

Sunday Meditations – 10-11am. We all wish for there to be peace in this world. We come together to deepen our understanding that, without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. $8. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 339 Ives St, Providence. 401-286-9760. meditationinprovidence.org. Shambhala Mindfulness Meditation – 10am12pm. Open community practice of basic mindfulness meditation, with chants (participation optional) Instruction offered at 10:00 am. Free. Providence Shambhala Meditation Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave., 2nd Floor, Pawtucket. 401-305-0762. Shambhala. Providence.org.

Ananda Sunday Satsang – 10am-12pm. Spiritual fellowship through meditation, chanting, talks, veggie potluck lunch. Saturday Workshops. Yogananda’s teachings. Kriya Yoga. Joy is within you!. Donation. Ananda Center, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-308-8745. AnandaRhodeIsland.org. Hatha Yoga – 10:30am-12pm. Class helps to develop balance, strength and flexibility and awaken your body awareness.Taught by a certified Yoga teacher. All levels. $14, $9/with package. RI Pilates Studio, 622 George Washington Hwy, Behind Lincoln Mall, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. RIPilatesStudio.com. Family Yoga – 10:45-11:30am. Adults and children 4-11 derive enormous benefits from yoga. Exercise, play and connect with your children. $18/1 adult,1 child. $4/ each additional. Simplify Yoga, 2076 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Coventry. 401-419-1298. SimplifyYoga.com. Urban Bhakti Groove – 3-4:30pm. On the Pawtucket/East Side line. Up-beat vinyasa flow class with meditative chanting and deep relaxation. $15, $5 to a city based charity. Shri Studio, Urban Revitalization Yoga, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600. shri-studio.com.

Deeksha Oneness Blessing – 4-6pm. 1st Sunday. Open the heart, heal relationships, quiet the chatter of the mind, and initiate a process of Awakening into Oneness where there is no longer a sense of separateness. Donation. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, Providence. 401-270-5443. TheProvidenceInstitute.org.

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Magnified Healing® Circle – 7-8:30pm. 1st Sunday. Energy circle for self and healing of Earth. Magnified Healing Practitioners only. Call for more info. Donation. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 401-263-1107. Path2Harmony.net.

Monday

Early Morning Ashtanga Mix Yoga – 7:158:15am. Wake up, get dressed, brush your teeth, splash some water on your face and come practice yoga. Heated room ready for you. Protein bars & shakes for nourishment to go. Showers on site. $12. Body Kneads Yoga, 1145 Reservoir Ave, 2nd Floor, Cranston. 401-632-0878. BodyKneadsYoga.com.

Pilates Flex, Stretch and Tone – 9-10am. All levels, full body movement class for flexibility, muscle tone and balance. $15. Pilates West Bay, 5 Division St., East Greenwich. PilatesWestBay.com.

Shri Strech and Strengthen – 9-10:15am. Designed and taught by the studio director with the use of balls, bolsters and great music. Develop greater flexibility and core strength. Long seated meditation included. $15, $10/Pawtucket YMCA members,$45/5 classes. Shri Studio, Urban Revitalization Yoga, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600. shri-studio.com. All Level Yoga (Vinyasa) – 10-11:15am. Moderately paced Yoga flow, with deep stretching, to energize, tone, and strengthen the body. In the peaceful setting of the Zen Center. $96/8, $14/ drop-in. TheYogaStudio of Blackstone RiverValley, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

Meditation at Lunchtime – 12-1pm. Take a real break at lunchtime to rejuvenate yourself. It’s the best “Take Away” you could bring back to work. $8. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 339 Ives St, Providence. 401-286-9760. meditationinprovidence.org. Noon Time Yoga -- Mon ~ Wed ~ Fri – 12-1pm. Balance out your workout with a different theme creating the ideal components of restoring fitness at any age: Strength, flexibility and balance. $15, $96/8, $200/20. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. BreathingTimeYoga.com.

Kundalini Yoga for All Levels and Ages – 4-5:15pm. Bend of postures, pranayam, mantra, music, meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. $10. Hamilton House, 276 Angell St, Providence. DeviDyalKK@ yahoo.com. 401-722-3230. Anusara Yoga with Sara Davidson – 5-6:30pm. One of the 300 most experienced anusara teachers in the country. Heart-oriented, spiritually inspiring using Universal Principles of Alignment. $10, $99/11, $45/5. Shri Studio, Urban Revitalization Yoga, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600. Shri-Studio.com.

Vinyasa Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Challenging, dynamic style of yoga in which breath is linked with movement as we flow from one posture to the next. All levels welcome!. $14, $9/with package. RI Pilates Studio, 622 George Washington Hwy, Behind Lincoln Mall, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. RIPilatesStudio.com.

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Environment Council of RI Meeting – 5:307:30pm. 1st Monday. Check website for schedule changes. Free. Environment Council of RI, The Department of Administration Bldg, Conference Room B, One Capitol Hill, Providence. EnvironmentCouncilRI.org.

Aikido for Juniors – 6-7pm. Ages 7-12 Focus on balance, rolling techniques, practical escape techniques, Japanese Reiho incorporated for respect development. $60/Monthly. Kyoshi: George Kasper, 118 Littlefield St, Pawtucket. 401-724-2250. MartialArtsComplex.Com. Zumba Gold at Fitness on Fire – 6-7pm. With Margie Caldwell. Basic fitness choreography, ideal for beginners. Followed by stretch. $5. Christ Church, 1643 Lonsdale Ave, Lincoln. 401-529-6087. fitnessonfire.org.

Belly Dancing with Mahdia – 6-7:15pm. Get in shape and explore the Middle Eastern style-Raks Sharqi. $13, $60/6. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. VillageWellnessCenter.com. Forrest Yoga – 6-7:30pm. See Sunday at 8:15am for details. 79 Myrtle Ave, Cranston. 401-481-2558. TreeOfLifePowerYoga.com.

Literacy Volunteers Tutor Training – 6-9pm. Give the gift of literacy by helping someone learn English. Inquire about our Spring tutor training schedule. Contact: lvkc@coventrylibrary.org. $25/Training materials fee. Literacy Volunteers of Kent County, 1672 Flat River Rd, Coventry. 401-822-9103. CoventryLibrary.org/lvkcMain.html. Learn Ho’Oponopono – 6:30-8pm. Learn/practice the ancient Hawaiian art of Ho’Oponopono. Release, cleanse & heal in four easy steps. Bring peace within, without & among nature. Balance your life. $20/ Call to Register. Under The Sun Meditation Center, 31B Bridge St, Newport. 401-339-6092. UnderTheSunECC.com/meditation.html. Women’s Spirituality/Intention Group – 7-9pm. 2nd Monday. Dynamic group to share intentions and dreams. Open to all seeking a deeper connection. $15. Pat Hastings, Providence. 401-521-6783. SimplyAWomanofFaith.com.

Zumba Gold at Fitness on Fire – 7:15-8:15pm. See Monday at 6pm for details. $5. Christ Church, 1643 Lonsdale Ave, Lincoln. 401-529-6087. fitnessonfire.org.

Heated Vinyasa Yoga – 7:30-9pm. Classes lead you through a series of postures that will strengthen you, build endurance and flexibility while bringing you to a state of deep inner calm. $14. Yoga One, 3 Progress St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-1300. YogaOneInc.com.

Tuesday

30 Minute Training Express – 8-8:30am. A bit of everything, free weights, cardio drills, machines, boxing & more in 30 minutes!. $5/call to register. B.I.A. Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com. Yoga & Meditation – 8:30-9:45am. The seed intention of yoga, in classical times, was to prepare a person for meditation. Yoga has evolved dramatically over the years, but the intention remains the same. $16/or purchase a 5 class pass. Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Newport. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com.

Yoga In the Park – 9-10:30am. Amrit Yoga, all levels, Bring your own mat, water, etc. Every Tuesday & Thursday mornings through the summer. $10/Cash or check only. Santosha Yoga Studio, Roger Williams Park, Temple to Music, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Cranston. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com. Nia Technique Class – 10:30-11:30am. Fitness class that encourages you to ‘listen’ to the way your body moves to get fit. Great music, easy routines, lots of Joy & a great workout. No shoes, bring water. 401-596-2894 X 112. YMCA (call). Wendy Rappaport, 95 High St, Westerly. X. Nianow.com. Nia Class – 10:30-11:30am.Dance movement combined with martial arts class to music. $4/members,$8 non members. Smithfield Community Center, One Williams J. Hawkins Jr. Trail, Smithfield. 401-4876977. NiaNow.com. Chair Yoga – 11:30am-12:30pm. Flustered by injury, age, arthritis or balance, are you unsteady, slow & stiff? Full yoga experience – gently working with the helpful chair as your partner. $12, $10/wtih classcard. Eyes of the World Yoga Center, One Park Row, Providence. 401-295-5002. InnerHappiness.com. T’ai Chi – 12:30-1:30pm. Beginners classes in T’ai Chi, Short Form. Donations accepted. Dr. Michael Gottfried, 1272 West Main Rd., Middletown. DrMGottfried@hotmail.com. 401-849-7011. Svaroopa Yoga – 4-5:30pm. Very gentle, deeply healing. Focus is on releasing the muscles along the spinal column. Pre-registration is necessary. $17, $112/8. Blissful Moment Yoga, 1006 Charles St. #10A, N Providence. 401-742-8020. BlissfulMomentYoga.com. Herbal Education and Training Program (HEAT) – 4-8pm. Every other Tuesday The preparation methods of salves, tea blends, creams, lip balms, and more! $350-$400 sliding scale. Farmacy Herbs, 28 Cemetary St, Providence. 401-270-5223. FarmacyHerbs.com/. Yoga for Everybody – 5-6:15pm. Less than 8 students per class. Clear instruction. Heal injuries, shape-up, get strong Call for more info. $25/3 new student special. Yoga With Lora, 1665 Hartford Ave, 2nd Floor, Johnston. 401-829-9148. YogaWithLora.com. Vinyasa Yoga – 5-6:30pm. Detoxify and strengthen your body while uplifting your heart and spirit. See website for full schedule. $45/6, new student special. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (Rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642. OneYogaCenter.com. Beginner’s Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Strengthen and stretch with focus on alignment. $12, $60/6. West Shore Wellness, 1648 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401734-9355. WestShoreWellness.com. Women’s Self-Defense – Aikido – 5:30-6:30pm. Increase confidence and strength! Aikido is a great martial art for women of all ages. Classes tailored to your abilities and level. First class is free. Trial offer – $100/8 classes. Main Street Martial Arts, 1282 North Main St, Providence. mainstma@gmail.com. 401-274-7672. T’ai Chi – 5:30-6:30pm. Beginners classes in T’ai Chi, Short Form. Donations accepted. Dr. Michael Gottfried, 1272 West Main Rd., Middletown. 401-849-7011. DrMGottfried@hotmail.com. Ananda Yoga-Joy Is Within You – 5:30-7pm. Enjoy blissful Yoga integrating body’s subtle energies for physical and spiritual wellbeing-gentle postures, beautiful affirmations, meditation and breathing. $10. Ananda Center, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-308-8745. AnandaRhodeIsland.org.

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Wednesday

Early Morning Ashtanga Mix Yoga – 6:157:15am. See Monday at 7:15am for details. $12. Body Kneads Yoga, 1145 Reservoir Ave, 2nd Floor, Cranston. 401-632-0878. BodyKneadsYoga.com.

Hatha Yoga – 5:45-6:45pm. Mixed levels, beginners welcome. Ask about new student specials. $14, $72/6. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. VillageWellnessCenter.com.

Zumba! – 6-7pm. Latin-inspired dance aerobic program that anyone can learn and have a good sweat, burn up to 750 calories while having a great time!. $12, $80/8. Unique Total Body, 190 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 401-233-2348. UniqueTotalBody.com. All Level Yoga – 6-7:15pm. Combination class: Deep, yet gentle stretching (Yin Yoga) with a moderately-paced Vinyasa flow. Feel renewed & energized. Open to Beginners. $14, $96/8. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, 99 Pound Rd., (@ The Zen Center), Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

Zumba – 6:30-7:30pm. Latin inspired dance workout. Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Calypso, and more! Love to live, live to party with zumba!. $10. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com. Cardio Kickboxing – 6:30-7:30pm. Adults only beginner class. Integrated Yoga/Boxing/Kenpo/ Kung-Fu Kicking. $30/Monthly. Kyoshi: George Kasper, 118 Littlefield St, Pawtucket. 401-724-2250. MartialArtsComplex.com.

RI Sierra Club Monthly Meeting – 7-8pm. 2nd Tuesday. Get involved with grassroots conservation activities. Free. Sierra Club, 17 Gordon Ave, Suite 208, Providence. 401-855-2103. RhodeIsland. SierraClub.org.

Yoga for Athletes – 7-8:15pm. Enhance performance in sports/physical activity. Improve balance/focus while increasing core strengthen and flexibility. $13. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd~lower level, Warwick. 401-615-3433. SerenityYogaRI.com.

Meditation Nights – 7-8:30pm. 1st, and 3rd Tuesday. Deep breathing, relaxation, visualization, energization exercises, chanting and time-tested meditation techniques of concentration. All are welcome. Donation. West Shore Wellness, 1648 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-734-9355. WestShoreWellness.com.

Yoga for Everybody – 7-8:30pm. No worries about your size or shape or level of fitness. See web for full schedule. $45/6, new student special. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (Rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642. A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7-9pm. Learn how to bring miracles into one’s life. Drop-in. $5. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com. Weight Loss Program with EFT – 7:15-8pm. 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Release negative emotions, make better food choices and eat mindfully. $20. Greenville Family Counseling, 3 Austin Ave, Greenville. 401-949-2917. ChoicesandPrevention.com. Beginner Amrit Yoga – 7:30-8:45pm. Integrates joyful inner stillness with outer action. Open to beginners and experienced. $18/2 classes. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave., Cranston. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com.

Meditation Support and Sitting Group – 8:309:15am. All levels are welcome to drop-in. All proceeds go to End Child Prostitution and TraffikingUSA. Donation only. Focus Yoga, Ann Porto, PsyD, 63 Cedar Ave, East Greenwich. FocusYoga.com.

Emotional Eating 911 New Session – 12:30-1pm. Have you lost 18 pounds? Want To? Tracey from our last EE911 session lost 18 lbs! Everyone lost! End Emotional Eating Now. Free Online Evaluation @ EmotionalEating911.com. Three Month Session. Patrice Ruggieri MS,CHC, CPT. 866-349-0025. Hour of Power Yoga – 4:30-5:30pm. A rigorous 60 minute fun flow. Come challenge your body, free your mind and detoxify!. $14. Yoga One, 3 Progress St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-1300. YogaOneInc.Com. Whole Foods Waterman St Neighborhood Night – 4:30-6:30pm. Taste something special from every department, new theme every week. Free. Whole Foods, 261 Waterman St, Providence. 401-272-1690. WholeFoods.com. Westerly Arts Night – 5-8pm. 1st Wednesday. Downtown galleries and studios open in unison to exhibit new works. Free. Artists Cooperative Gallery, 12 High St, Westerly. 401-596-2221. WesterlyArts.com. Meditation Group – 5:30-7pm. Manage stress, awaken intuition and connect to spirit using guided breath control, visualization & sound. $20/ Call to Register. Under The Sun Meditation Center, 31B Bridge St, Newport. 401-339-6092. UnderTheSunECC.com/meditation.html. Vegetarian Dinner | Zen Meditation – 5:308:30pm. 5:30pm Public dinner 6:15pm Meditation instruction class 6:30pm Special Chanting 7:00pm Regular Chanting 7:30pm Sitting and walking meditation until 8:30pm. Free/Donations. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland. 401-658-1464. ProvidenceZen.org. Kundalini Yoga for All Levels and Ages – 5:457pm. See Monday at 4pm for details. $10. Hamilton House, 276 Angell St, Providence. DeviDyalKK@ yahoo.com. 401-722-3230. Gentle Yoga – 6-7pm. Mind-body awareness, posture and alignment and breathing techniques. Beginners welcome. $12, $60/6 weeks. West Shore Wellness, 1648 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-734-9355. WestShoreWellness.com. PhysicalFusion Barre Tuff Class – 6-7pm. Create a lean body with light weights, ballet barre. Also 8:30am Sat. PhysicalFusion Lite (less tuff) 9:45am Th & 9:45am Sat. $15. Pilates West Bay, 5 Division St., 2nd floor, East Greenwich. PilatesWestBay.com. Aikido for Juniors – 6-7pm. See Monday at 6pm for details. $60/Monthly. Kyoshi: George Kasper, 118 Littlefield St, Pawtucket. 401-724-2250. MartialArtsComplex.com. Svaroopa Yoga – 6-7:30pm. See Tuesday at 4 for details. $17, $112/8. Blissful Moment Yoga, 1006 Charles St. #10A, N Providence. 401-742-8020. BlissfulMomentYoga.com.

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Shambhala Mindfulness Meditation – 6-7:30pm. Open community practice of basic mindfulness meditation, with chants (participation optional). Free. Providence Shambhala Meditation Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave., 2nd Floor, Pawtucket. 401-305-0762. Shambhala.Providence.org. Forrest Yoga – 6-7:30pm. See Sunday at 8:15am for details. 79 Myrtle Ave, Cranston. 401-481-2558. TreeOfLifePowerYoga.com.

Blackstone Culinaria Spring 2011 – 6-8pm. A stimulus program that feeds the body and the soul. Visit a different restaurant in the Blackstone Valley each week and savor the local flavors. $19.50. Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, 175 Main St, Pawtucket. 401-724-2200. BlackstoneCulinaria.com.

Zumba – 6:15-7:15pm. See Tuesday at 6:30pm for details. $10. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com. Meditation Group – 6:30-8pm. 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Guided mediation with positive affirmations. $5/Donation. Positive New Beginnings, 873 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 401-432-7195. PositiveNewBeginnings.com. Empowered Living Circle – 6:30-8pm. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Includes one or more of the following experimental exercises: Chanting, singing, drumming, meditation, guided meditation, dancing, creative movement and much more. Free. Serenity Holistics, 1635 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-7772. serenityholisticsri.com.

Meditation Service – 7-8pm. Affirmative message and guided meditation, join us for a mid week spiritual lift. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. ConcordiaChurchRI.com. Drumming Circle – 7-8pm. Bring your own drum, dance, meditate and enjoy with us. Follow up the purple balloons at Goddard Park to find us through June 29th. $5. Healing Hearts, 1542 Main St, West Warwick. 401-615-2423. HealingHeartsRI.com. Meditation & Christian Mysticism – 7-9pm. Prayer, Meditation, Blessing, Light, Soul are mystical topics that we cover. Free. Rev Michaela Walters, Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 857-231-1920. CentersOfLight.org.

Zumba Gold at Fitness on Fire – 7:15-8:15pm. See Monday at 6pm for details. $5. Christ Church, 1643 Lonsdale Ave, Lincoln. 401-529-6087. fitnessonfire.org.

Hot Power Yoga – 7:30-8:45pm. Challenging vinyasa class for everyBODY,athletes, golfers come to create balance and the highest level of energy, vitality and freedom in the body!Be prepared to sweat. $13. Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston. 401-383-0839. StudioExhale.com.

Thursday

Star Healing and Channeling – 9am-7pm. Come hear what Arch Angel Michael has to say or Learn Intergalactic Star Healing. BrandNew Advanced Healing Available Now With Kelly Hampton, Nationally Renowned. $75/half hour Or Star Healing/$350. Herbs & Angels, 1989A Plainfield Pike, Johnston. 401-383-2344. Mixed Level Yoga – 9:30-11am. Flowing movements and deeper holds. First Class Free. One Yoga Studio, 142A Danielson Pike (2nd Floor), Foster. 401-578-4162. HealingHeartYoga.net.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 9:30-11am. All levels. Focusing on linking alignment and breath creating meditative flow. Stretch, strengthen and center inviting energy, grace and ease. Small classes, iIndividual attention given. $17, $128/8. Rivers of Light Studio, 410 Neck Rd, Tiverton. 401-816-0024. csickul.com. Svaroopa Yoga – 9:45-11:15am. See Tuesday at 4pm for details. $17, $112/8. Blissful Moment Yoga, 1006 Charles St. #10A, N Providence. 401-742-8020. BlissfulMomentYoga.com.

Barre and Ball Class – 10-11am. Ballet barre (30 min) and Pilates on stability ball (30 min) moves to lengthen and tone muscles. $14,$9/with package. RI Pilates Studio, 622 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. RIPilatesStudio.com. Intrinsic Strengthening – 12:30-1pm. 1st Thursday. Learn intrinsic stabilization and strengthening exercises to support your spine and reduce injuries. Free. Mobley Family Chiropractic, Briarwood Plaza, 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-0408. MobleyFamilyChiro.com.

The Healing Breath – 12:30-1pm. 2nd and 4th Thursday. Practice breathing techniques to calm you and help restore the healing elements of your body. Free. Mobley Family Chiropractic, Briarwood Plaza, 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-0408. MobleyFamilyChiro.com. Chair Yoga – 3:30-4:30pm. See Tuesday at 11:30 for details. $12, $10/wtih classcard. Eyes of the World Yoga Center, One Park Row, Providence. 401-295-5002. innerhappiness.com. Yin (Gentle) Yoga – 4-5pm. Quiet practice using floor postures to stretch and stimulate. All levels. $10, $45/5, $99/11. Shri Studio, Urban Revitalization Yoga, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600. shri-studio.com. Kids Yoga Club – 5-6pm. Fun filled class emphasizing breath, postures and meditation. Ages 5-12. (Younger kids or siblings are welcome if accompanied by an adult). $10. The Yoga Loft, 16 Cutler St, Warren. 401-245-0881. YogaLoftRI.com.

Beginner Iyengar yoga – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen and stretch with focus on alignment. $5 off first class. $16, $14/student. Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 401-654-6650. MotionCenter.com.

Deepening Somatic Consciousness – 5:30-7pm. Shamatha-vipashyana, (calm abiding and clear seeing) and walking meditation. Guided experiences working with consciousness in the body, connecting with the earth, relaxation, and cultivating a sense of unconditional presence. $14, $70/prepaid for 6. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, Providence. 401-270-5443. TheProvidenceInstitute.org.

Ananda Yoga & Meditation – Yogananda – 5:30-8pm. 1st & 3rd Thursdays – 5:30-Yoga Class , 7- Group Meditation. Experience the peace & bliss of Ananda. Come to either session or both. Call for directions. Donation. Ananda Center, Nr E. Matunuck Beach, Wakefield. 401-286-2325. AnandaRhodeIsland.org. Yoga for Stress Reduction – 5:45-7pm. Learn Hatha yoga postures that reduce the effects of stress on the body. Suitable for all levels. $14, $96/8. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, @The Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

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All Levels Pilates – 6-7pm. Focus on alignment and course ability. Total body workout that tones, strengthens, improves balance, mobility and agility. $12, packages available. Simplify Yoga, 2076 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Coventry. 401-419-1298. SimplifyYoga.com. Zumba – 6-7pm. See Tuesday at 6 for details. $12, $80/8. Unique Total Body, 190 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 401-233-2348. UniquetotalBody.com.

Soul Chill – 6-7:15pm. Move like a gentle wave,opening with a restorative centering,warmups,moving into fluid posture and soulful movement. Explore new edges and settle into sweet awareness. $13. Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston. 401-383-0839. StudioExhale.com. Vinyasa Yoga – 6-7:45pm. See Tuesday at 5 for details. $45/6 classes, new student special. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (Rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642.

Zumba Toning – 6:15-7:15pm. Join the party with a latin inspired dance workout! Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, and more. Zumba toning sticks are used with this class. $10 call to register. B.I.A. Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com.

Pilates w/Props – 6:30-7:30pm. Promotes deeper awareness, concentration, stability and control. $15/ or purchase a pass. Pilates West Bay, 5 Division St, Bdg D, East Greenwich. 401-261-4137. PilatesWestBay.com.

Meditation and Mystical Experience Ancient Bath – 7-8pm. Come and experience for yourself this meditation group. $10. Healing Hearts, 1542 Main St, West Warwick. 401-615-2423. HealingHeartsRI.com. Hatha Yoga – 7-8:15pm. See Tuesday at 5:45pm for details. $14, $72/6. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. VillageWellnessCenter.com. Gentle Yoga – 7-8:15pm. Perfect class for those who are looking for a gentle and peaceful practice. Special focus on using the breathe to relax the body and mind. Mediation and Reiki. $13. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd, Warwick. 401-615-3433. SerenityYogaRI.com.

Kundalini Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Postures, pranayam, mantra, music and meditation for relaxation, selfhealing. $12, $10/students,$100/10. St Martin’s Church, 50 Orchard Ave, Great Hall, Providence. satkartarkaur@khalsa.com. 508-376-6206.

Gangaji Video Gathering – 7-9pm. 1st Thursday. Gangaji, an Awakened teacher, invites you to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being. $5/suggested donation. Julianne Eanniello, Westerly, Call for location and directions. 401-315-0254. HolisticHealthCtr.com. Yin Yoga – 7:45-9pm. Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation class. Slow, steady holding of postures to enhance natural healing systems of the body and mind. $17. Eyes of the World Yoga Center, One Park Row, Providence. 401-295-5002. innerhappiness.com.

Friday

30 Minute Training Express – 8-8:30am. See Tuesday at 8am for details. $5/call to register. B.I.A. Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com.

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Ashley Gentes • BeautifulNBalanced.com 401-996-1465 Zumba Toning – 9-10am. See Thursday at 6:15pm for details. $10/call to register. B.I.A. Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com. Nia Class – 10:30-11:30am. See Tuesday at 10:30am for details. Swift Community Center, 121 Pierce St, East Greenwich. NiaNow.com. Beginner Yoga Lunch Hour – 12-1pm. Practice yoga on your lunch hour with Samantha Lebeau. Relieve stress from your day and return to work refreshed. $10. Shri Studio, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. Shri-studio.com. Strengthing Your Core – 12:30-1pm. Join us to learn core stabilization and strengthening exercises to support your spine and reduce injuries. Free. Mobley Family Chiropractic, Briarwood Plaza, 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-0408. MobleyFamilyChiro.com. Zumba For Kids ZumbAtomic – 4-4:45pm. Designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-11), Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines. $8,$120/20. RI Pilates Studio, 622 George Washington Hwy, Behind Lincoln Mall, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. RIPilatesStudio.com.

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Zumba – 5:30-6:30pm. Latin-inspired, easy-tofollow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party. Wear comfortable support sneakers, bring a water bottle and towel. $15. The Yoga Loft, 16 Cutler St, Warren. 401-245-0881. YogaLoftRI.com. Energy Healing Clinic – 5:30-7pm. 1st Friday. Reiki, Shamanic Drumming, IET,more... Simply receive what you need: augmented healing, deep relaxation, renewal at the energy level. $5. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave, Cranston. 401-780-9089. YogaAtSantosha.com. Dance Fusion – 6-7pm. Open and flow with innate joy, based on Body Energy Chakras. All ages and levels. $8/class. Newman YMCA, 472 Taunton Ave, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-7103.

Zumba Gold at Fitness on Fire – 9-10am. See Monday at 6pm for details. $5. Christ Church, 1643 Lonsdale Ave, Lincoln. 401-529-6087. fitnessonfire.org. Kripalu Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. Mixed levels, beginners welcome. New student specials. $14, $72/6. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. VillageWellnessCenter.com. All Level Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. A blend of posture flows to music and deep floor work to tone, strengthen, release tension & energize! In the peaceful setting of the Zen Center. $14, $96/8. TheYogaStudio of Blackstone RiverValley, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

Women’s Spirituality/Intention Group – 7-9pm. 2nd Friday. See Monday at 7pm for details. $15. Pat Hastings, Providence. 401-521-6783. SimplyAWomanOfFaith.com.

Free Tour of Alternative Food Co-op – 10-11am. Eat organic, whole foods and conserve natural resources. Cooking demo. Free. Alternative Food Co-op, 357 Main St, Wakefield. 401-789-2240. AlternativeFoodCoop.com.

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Nia Class – 10-11am. See Tuesday at 10:30am for details. Johnston Community Center, 1291 Hartford Ave, Johnston. 401-487-6977. NiaNow.com.

Zumba – 8:30-9:30am. See Tuesday at 6:30pm for details. $10. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com.

Kids Yoga – 4-5pm. Imagination and creativity expand as bodies are s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d with yoga poses, breathing exercises, partner poses and yoga games in a playful, friendly format. $12, $40/4 weeks. One Yoga Center, 142A Danielson Pike #5, Foster. 401-368-9642.

Yoga on the Beach – 8:30-9:30am. Awaken body, mind and spirit amidst sea, sky and sand! Yoga experience designed for all. Parking is free in Lot 2. $12. Innerlight Center for Yoga, In front of the Pavillion, Easton’s Beach, Newport. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com.

Gentle/Restorative Yoga Class – 5-6:30pm. Promotes passive muscular release and deep relaxation. First class free. One Yoga Studio, 142A Danielson Pike (2nd Floor), Foster. 401-578-4162. HealingHeartYoga.net.

Yoga Basics – 9-10am. Designed to effortlessly strengthen and tone the body while increasing flexibility and suppleness of the joints. Great for beginners!. $12,$80/8. Unique Total Body, 190 Putnam Pike, Johnston. 401-233-2348. UniquetotalBody.com.

Vinyasa Yoga Mixed Level Class – 10-11:30am. Focusing on linking alignment and breath creating meditative flow. Stretch, strengthen and center inviting energy, grace and ease. Small classes, individual attention given. $17, $112/8. Rivers of Light Studio, 410 Neck Rd, Tiverton. 401-816-0024. csickul.com. Kids Zumba (ZumbAtomic) – 10:45-11:30am. Crank it up, shake it up, and turn up the fun with Zumba! Kids will have fun with Hip Hop, Salsa, Calypso, Merengue, Cumbia, and more. $5/call to reserve. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. BIA-Fitness.com.

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Pre-natal Yoga – 10:45am-12pm. Explore changes and prepare for childbirth in a supportive atmosphere. $16, $104/8. Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 401-654-6650. MotionCenter.com. Kindergarten Kung Fu: Ages 3 – 5 – 11-11:45am. Children’s Kung Fu: Ages 6+ offered Mon. and Wed. 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. and Sat. 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Open enrollment – 12 week courses. $180. Master Wu, Wen-Ching, 877 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 435-6502. waydragon.com.

Yoga Chair – 11:15am-12:30pm. For the mature yogi or for those individuals healing an injury. Chair is used for extra support and to help with balance. Deep relaxation and meditation. $11. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd, Warwick. 401-615-3433. SerenityYogaRI.com. Psychic and Mediumship Readings – 12-5pm. With Connie Ouellette. Half hour and hour long sessions. Also available on Wednesdays. Call for appointment and more information. Magick Mirror, 17 State St, Bristol. 401-254-2200.

Grandmother’s Empowerment Group – 1-3pm. Usually the 1st Saturday. Based on A Call to Power: The Grandmothers Speak: finding balance in a chaotic world. Donation. The Healing Circle, Providence. 508-292-2798. ProvidenceHealingCircle.com. CPR Certification – 2-4pm. Last Saturday. Learn how to save a life. Class will cover all you need to become proficient. Nationally recognized certification card will be issued upon successful completion. $50. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Its-My-Health.com. Seagrave Observatory Public Night – 8-10pm. Viewings through a variety of telescopes every clear Saturday Night, weather permitting. Free. Skyscrapers, 47 Peep Toad Rd, North Scituate. TheSkyScrapers.org.

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Turn back the clock of your cellular age to that of a 20 year old! Clear your mind, cleanse your body, drink pure alkaline water and NOW with a recent breakthrough in antiaging science, remove oxidative stress by 40% in your first 30 days!

AYURVEDIC CONSULTANT Aermid Ayurveda

Jessica Albernaz, MS, CAC Serving RI and MA 860-558-3988 aermid-ayurveda.com Ayurveda is an ancient system of holistic medicine from India. It is completely natural, relying on diet, lifestyle, yoga, and herbs to treat mental/physical imbalances. Achieving balance in body and mind strengthens immunity and activates the body’s natural healing power. As a Certified Ayurvedic Consultant, I can help you determine your own personal balance and provide natural treatments to help you achieve it.

BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT Aquidneck Nutrients & Wellness Center

790 Aquidneck Ave Middletown RI 401-324-6167 • Renerxcnn@cox.net Are you suffering from Sleep Disturbances, Anxiety, Fatigue, Depression, Low energy, Low Libido, PMS, Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Focus and Memory loss? We will work with your doctor. For Men and Women. Consultations available Monday through Friday 10am-5pm with Rene St.Laurent Rph/certified clinical nutritionist and hormone consultant.

Simply a Woman of Faith:

How to Live in Spiritual Power and Transform Your Life Pat Hastings, Spiritual Life Coach, Speaker, RadioTalk Show Host SimplyaWomanofFaith.com Do you want to live in Spiritual Power and transform your life? Pat’s story is about a woman who chose Love instead of fear and is now living her passion and dream. Her story will make you laugh and cry, give you hope, deepen your faith and prove without a shadow of a doubt that you are loved and never alone. Her book can be purchased at www. simplyawomanoffaith.com or amazon.com.

CHIROPRACTOR Chiropractic Physician Dr. Michael Gottfried 1272 West Main Rd. Aquidneck Chiropractic Middletown, RI 02842 401-849-7011 DrMGottfried@hotmail.com

MOBLEY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Belinda Mobley Briarwood Plaza 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA 508-336-0408 Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  At Mobley Family Chiropractic we use gentle but specific chiropractic techniques to locate and remove the barriers to true health and have a variety of options to assist you on the road to better health and vitality. See ad page 10.

COACHES

Well-Sense Health Coaching 866-349-0025 or 401-578-6588 patrice@well-sense.com Well-Sense.com

Lose weight, lose stress and lose the guilt! Your simple, solution to divorce yourself from emotional eating, kill cravings, break the diet/binge cycle & lose weight for life! Get caring, confidential relief from emotional eating in our 12 week systematic program that guarantees your weight loss success. We coach anywhere with convenient one to one phone coaching & a private website membership filled with the tools you need to support your weight loss for life. See ad on page 37.

Inner Health Colon Hydrotherapy

Lori DeLang, I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist 450 Chauncy St., Mansfield, MA  at Rtes. 95, 495 & 106 508-261-1611 • loridelang@comcast.net InnerHealthofMansfield.com

Cleanse your colon with privacy and dignity, using the premier Angel of Water system. The large intestine (colon) is cleansed by instilling purified water into the lower bowel through a disposable nozzle. The water initiates natural movement of the colon to eliminate waste. You remain in control of the flow of water at all times.  Remember: The Road to Good Health is Paved with Good Intestines! See ad, page 27.

DEPTH HYPNOSIS Katharine A. Rossi 401-924-0567 archeofspirit.com info@archeofspirit.com

Holistic counseling using hypnosis to access the root cause of imbalances and transform your relationship  with others and self.  Depth Hypnosis works with your inner wisdom to heal and create lasting change.  Phone and office sessions available.

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Keys to Living an Uncomplicated Life Jayne M. DeRouin JayneDeRouin.com Are you ready to remember your authentic self? Are you looking for a way to live an uncomplicated life? If so, let Keeping It Simple! guide you on your journey to yourself. Through my personal stories of divine intervention and angelic experiences I will reveal the spiritual keys that have guided me to a life filled with an abundance of love and joy. Purchase your copy today at.JayneDeRouin.com and Amazon.com.

As a certified Life Coach, I have been coaching individuals and groups for many years in the areas of Successful Communication, Personal Relationships and Life Strategy Development. Men and women alike often wonder if they’re using their gifts effectively to contribute to themselves, those they love or others in their environment. We offer without obligation a complimentary consultation to determine if we can assist you in co-developing a focused path toward greater success, attainment of your dreams and a more fulfilled way of living. See ad page 11.

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My purpose is to support you by listening to you; providing you with gentle, low force chiropractic care coupled with stress management, nutrition, and exercise information to assist you to take action on your road back to health.  With 30 years of experience doing what I love to do in a supportive environment, miracles can happen.

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DOG WALKING Paws N’ Go Dog Walking & Pet Sitting  Ashley Gentes pawsngopetsitter.com service@pawsngopetsitter.com 401 996 1465

Providing in home pet care so you and your pet can be at ease while you’re away. From 1-3 visits daily, which includes fresh food and water, walks or cleaning the litter, plenty of play time, and lots of love and affection! Experienced and insured. “Providing Love & Care When You’re Not There!” since 2005.

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ENERGY HEALING Body-Wise Therapeutics

Laura P. Clark, lcmt, cpia, cfr, cia 401-848-9825 Body-wisetherapeutics.com

Bodywork & Energy Shifting for Soulful Living. Laura uses an integrative holistic approach that helps you shift your energy, and allows your joy to shine through while working on the challenges of your life. Massage, Facial Reflexology, Feng Shui, Aromatherapy, Dream Coaching and more.

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light soul therapy

Jackie Van Dusen AM, RHP Wakefield, RI 401-284-0363 LightSoulTherapy.com LightSoulTherapy@verizon.net Everything is energy. Dissolving the stagnant energy within our body’s electromagnetic fields can move us from where we are to where we want to be. Call Today to begin feeling great.

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healing arts center Magick Mirror Healing Arts Center Connie Ouellette & Kevin Moniz 17 State Street, Bristol, RI 401-254-2200

Look into the Magick Mirror and experience the healing energies of crystals, gemstones, jewelry and gifts from around the world. Psychic readings, candles, books, incense, music, herbs, fairies await you. Lift your spirits through our mediumship and metaphysical classes! Magick, Tarot (3 levels), Herbs, Wicca, Reiki, Angels, Shamanism and much more. Join our co-op of holistic healers forming now!

Marissa Cote

Innisfree Body Works 18 Post Rd Pawtuxet Village, Warwick 401-461-3788 InnisfreeBodyWorks.com Whether it’s an organic facial, a natural nails service, or a Brazilian wax, Marissa knows how to make her clients enjoy their spa experience. With years of honing her skills in treatments with different product lines, Marissa has come to understand the importance of using only all-natural, organic skin products. Call to make your appointment and enjoy a relaxing unique experience.

FENG SHUI Designs by Dragonfly Design in Feng Shui 1-401-383-2674

What was your New Year’s resolution? Lets make it together with feng shui!

FITNESS Margie Caldwell, AFPA Certified Warwick 401-732-6307 401-301-6962 amf-fitness.com

Offering women’s personal training in a private home studio overlooking Narragansett Bay. Learn to love the body you’ve been given by applying the keys to proper strength training, effective cardio, and balanced nutrition.

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holistic guidance Angel Whispers Rhode Island

917 A Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 401-741-2278 AngelWhispersRI.com. Offering a variety of holistic energy therapies, which can be scheduled at Wellness Center at Gold Plaza in Warwick, private homes, businesses, hospitals, and nursing homes.  Adriene also conducts Reiki certification courses and workshops on a variety of topics related the wellness. See ad on page 29.

Christine McCullough, MA Newport, RI 401-847-6551 TheHolisticTarot.blogspot.com TheHolisticTarot.com TheLabyrinthLadies.com

Let me help you move through times of transition and transformation in your life. I offer integrative, holistic insights and solutions customized to your needs. Holistic Tarot, Spiritual Astrology, Energy Healing, Reiki II, Body Talk, Ear Coning, Life Coach, Non-denominational Celebrant.

hypnosis Mark Ashley Hypnosis Health & Wellness

Consulting Hypnotist, Coach & Motivator 401-623-6709 • markdashley@gmail.com MarkDAshley.com Motivation by means of hypnosis. Achieve amazing success with weight loss, fitness goals, stress management, insomnia, motivation, procrastination, anxiety, phobias, smoking and compulsive behaviors.

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interfaith minister INTERFAITH MINISTER Rev. Natalia de Rezendes Slatersville, RI 401-766-8316 nathalia47@aol.com OneVoiceCentral.com

Create the Wedding ceremony of your heart’s desire with Rev. Natalia! Whether it be traditional or non-traditional or an Interfaith marriage. All types of love unions welcomed! Rev. Natalia co-creates ceremonies with you and enhances the beauty of your traditions: weddings, baby christenings and namings, seasonal healing rituals, memorials and funerals.

naturopathic physicians Sheila M. Frodermann, MA, ND, FHANP

Providence Wholistic Healthcare 144 Waterman St., Providence, RI 401-455-0546 • ProvidenceWholistic.com Holistic family health care: your comprehensive natural medicine clinic offering diet and nutritional counseling, herbal and homeopathic medicines, and acupuncture. Optimize health and wellness naturally! See ad on page 7.

Keri Layton, N.D.

111 Chestnut St., Providence, RI Also at All That Matters, Wakefield, RI 401-536-4327 • KLaytonND.com Naturopathic medicine at its best. Diet and nutrient therapy, herbal medicine, NAET, homeopathy. Safe and effective treatments for men, women and children of all ages.

Nature Cures Naturopathic Clinic

Dr Cathy Picard, N.D. 250 Eddie Dowling Hwy • North Smithfield RI 401-597-0477 • DrCathyPicard.com Whole-person health care for the entire family using safe and effective natural medicines.  Meeting your health care needs with homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition and biotherapeutic drainage. Focus includes pediatrics and childhood developmental issues including autism and ADHD.

nutrition Samantha Lebeau – Health Coach

401-688-9181 SamanthaHealthCoach@yahoo.com SamanthaHealthCoach.com As a health coach, Samantha will help you use the food you eat to combat stress, chronic fatigue, weight gain, depression, or a just a general lack of vibrancy.  Learn how to fall in love with foods that serve your well-being! Specializing in counseling women. Call or email for a complementary health history consultation.

organic hair color and services salon Elaine Hewitt Master Colorist/ Stylist Barrington 401-273-7005 Color lasts longer, less fading. Permanent and Semi Permanent color. For grey, Natural & Foil Hi-lights. Full Color Range. Complete Hair Services. NO Ammonia.  NO Parabens. NO Plastics.   NO Thioglycolates.   NO Animal testing.  ORGANIC Color, Curl, Care, Control Systems! Call for appointment today!

physical therapy Charlestown Physical Therapy and Health Services Dr. Sara Michaud PT, DPT, ATC 3939 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813 364-2020 CharlestownPTHS.com

At CPTHS we focus on retraining and restoring your body’s natural movement patterns to relieve pain and maximize performance. We do not use aides or assistants. All patients are treated with licensed professionals. Services are offered in rehabilitation, reconditioning, nutrition, fitness and massage. See ad on page 11.

reiki Amanda de Rezendes

Reiki Master & Teacher Slatersville, RI MoveYourEnergy.com amanda@moveyourenergy.com Amanda is a certified Reiki Master available for sessions and training workshops. She brings a compassionate and intuitive understanding to her Reiki practice and works to empower her clients with the knowledge of their own ability for self-healing. Experience this ancient and non-invasive healing art to know your own energy, reduce stress and create balance.

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therapeutic massage Innisfree Body Works 18 Post Rd Pawtuxet Village, Warwick 401-461-3788 InnisfreeBodyWorks.com

Founder of Innisfree, David Walsh has been practicing massage therapy for more than 14 years. His hands speak multiple languages, and still he feels it all comes down to instinct and touch. His spiritual intentions and focus in deep tissue create a love for giving thorough treatments. Gift Certificates available. Call for yours today!

It’s Your Body’s Symphony

2051 Plainfield Pike • Johnston RI 02919 401-464-6100 • ItsYourBodysSymphony.com  ITS ALL ABOUT YOU. You deserve the BEST The journey begins. Enter a new plateau @ ITS YOUR BODYS SYMPHONY We offer: A variety of massage therapies including La Stone, Cupping, Thai, Ultimate pumpkin & back facials, Reflexology… We look forward to your arrival. See ad on page 31.

Jane McGinn, BA, LMT

1648 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 401-734-9355 WestShoreWellness.com Jane’s massage style incorporates relaxing Swedish strokes and deeper pressure as needed. Her techniques loosen tight muscles and bring about a sense of well being mentally, emotionally, physically. Her work has helped those new to massage as well as those familiar with massage, including therapists and practitioners. New clients are encouraged to experience Jane’s warm, friendly approach and excellent results.

cathryn moskow, lcmt 145 Waterman St., Providence (at Hope) 401-808-0837

Put your aches and pains into my hands…

Sylvia Collins

Reiki Master & Teacher Warwick RI 401-921-4397 TheLightWithinRI.com I would love to open your hands, your heart and your mind to the wonderful healing energy of Reiki. I am a Certified Reiki Master and Teacher, who would like to help you on your journey of personal growth through this safe, non-invasive healing modality. Because I have always had a deep connection with animals, I am also available to offer Reiki to your pet. Please contact me to learn more.

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IT’S MY HEALTH

Marie Bouvier-Newman 2374 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI 401-405-0819 • Its-My-Health.com We provide much more than products, services and education. We provide the tools you need to optimize your health in a comfortable environment. We care. See ad on page 37.

wellness center Village Wellness Center Heart in Hand Massage Therapy 422 Post Rd Warwick, RI 02888 401-941-2310 villagewellnesscenter.com heartinhandmassage.com

A holistic wellness center featuring Yoga instruction therapeutic massage, skin care and hair removal, Reiki, Karate, Belly Dancing and Acupuncture. Located 5 minutes from the airport and Providence in Historic Pawtuxet Village. We believe in a handson approach to health. Our 9 massage therapists, acupuncturist, skin care professional and instructors will help you feel your best. Online scheduling available at heartinhandmassage.com. See ad on page 21.

yoga a new day yoga

Marilyn Scallon RYT, CYT, Reiki Master 2374 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland RI 508 596-2974 Marilyn@anewdayyoga.com anewdayyoga.com Offering Weekly yoga classes, Shake Your Soul(R)/Yoga Dance, Private/Create Your Own Yoga Class, and vibrational sound healing. Our yoga classes are gentle as well as offering Hatha Yoga Flow. Teacher training also offered. Come and be inspired. See ad on page 32.

Chris Belanger, RYT

They’ve had 10,000 massages worth of experience. Since 1993. “Best of Boston”

401-261-7242 wholeofthemoonyoga@hotmail.com wholeofthemoonyoga.com Offering Kripalu Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Yoga in the Park, Men’s Yoga, Gentle Yoga & Senior Yoga throughout RI – Classes are suitable for all levels. Explore your body, breath, mind & spirit. Chris is now offering Yoga for Vets - a program to thank vets for their service, while providing a valuable wellness tool for the mind & body. See ad on page 34.

weight loss Laurie Kraus

Barrington, RI 631-834-7786 Reasons2Cleanse.com Laurie@Reasons2Cleanse.com Get support from Laurie Kraus, a result oriented Isagenix coach with much success behind her. Isagenix addresses two factors, which lead to excess weight and disease in a way that no other health and supplement company has: they are TOXICITY AND NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY. Isagenix products contain the highest quality natural botanicals, herbs, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, minerals and protein in the correct proportions to first cleanse on a cellular level, then deliver optimal nutrition. See ad on page 5.

yoga and holistic health center ALL THAT MATTERS

315 Main Street • Wakefield, RI 401-782-2126 • Info@allthatmatters.com AllThatMatters.com Choose from 45 yoga classes each week. Enjoy a variety of therapeutic health services. Experience workshops on yoga, meditation, self-care, self-discovery and the healing arts. See ad on page 32.

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