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his month marks my one-year anniversary as publisher of Natural Awakenings North Central NJ. It’s been a wonderful year, thanks to all the support I’ve received from readers, advertisers, and my great staff. Not only do I feel privileged to publish such informative articles, but I’ve also been inspired over the past year to live a simpler, healthier and more creative life. A year ago I jumped into this enterprise, uncertain about the future, but expecting good things. Today, I’m familiar with the rhythms of publishing a monthly magazine, and very optimistic about its future. But even more importantly, I’ve made connections with some extraordinary people and businesses, and grown personally in unexpected ways. Some changes we’ve made to Natural Awakenings over the year include additional distribution points, a new website with online articles, calendar listings and resource guide, a Facebook presence, and a new coupon site. I expect the coming year to bring even more innovation and several new features. In this issue, we celebrate National Yoga Month. If you’ve never tried yoga, or need to get back into practice, this is a good opportunity. Many local studios are offering a free yoga class during September. See our list of participating studios on page 16, or check online at YogaMonth.org. We also look at creativity in “Handmade Happiness” and “Practice Makes Perfect.” These articles, and a beautiful hand-thrown bowl that I recently purchased, have inspired me to take time away from the computer and enroll in a creative class. Why don’t you do the same? Enjoy the remaining days of this beautiful summer, COMING IN OCTOBER

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North Jersey Drum and Dance: A Beat for a Cause

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he North Jersey Drum and Dance (NJDD) is a gathering of drummers, dancers, and hoopers that meets the last Saturday of every other month, from 8 to 11 p.m., at the New Jersey Foundation for the Blind, 230 Diamond Spring Road, Denville. This month’s gathering takes place on September 24; the next will be November 26. Open to all, at a $12 admission fee (children under 12, free), NJDD offers a space for participants to express themselves through music or dance and fosters a sense of community. You do not need to be a musician or dancer to enjoy this event: The only requirement is an open heart, an open mind, a rhythmic beat and dancing feet! An art table is set up for one’s artistic muse to express itself, and a “grazing” area offers a place to enjoy light snacks and beverages. Handmade jewelry and clothing are available from vendors on site, and tarot readings and face painting (for an extra fee) are also featured. Monies raised help support the programs offered by the New Jersey Foundation for the Blind. For more information, email Woodndrums@yahoo.com or visit WoodnDrums. com. Please email in advance to reserve a drum.

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n Saturday, September 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Chester Health Shoppe, Route 206 North in the ShopRite Plaza, will hold a Grand Reopening to celebrate its recent renovation, the re-emergence of its juice bar, and its enhanced product offering. In addition to offering juice tastings, raffles, gift baskets, discount cards, and live music, the event will feature free samples of cosmetics; gluten-free baked goods; grocery, dairy, and household items; supplements, and many other products. Representatives from numerous vendors will also be on site to discuss their products and answer questions. Located in its current spot since 1996 and operating in Chester since 1977, the nearly 35-year-old landmark is one of the area’s largest and most family-friendly sources of a broad range of products that promote a healthy lifestyle. “Through our Grand Reopening event, we hope our existing customers will revisit us to see all of the exciting ways in which we’ve changed and for our new customers to discover us and the breadth of our natural, organic, and local health products for the first time,” says store manager Robyn Santos. “It’s a great occasion!” For more information, call the Chester Health Shoppe at 908-879-7555 or visit TheHealthShoppes.com. See ad on page 26.

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njoy a refreshing, rejuvenating and inspiring weekend at Illumination!, a threeday yoga, music, and healing arts retreat on October 8–10. Sponsored by Neat Retreats and located within the beautiful Skylands region of Northwestern New Jersey at Camp Johnsonburg (Exit 19 off Route 80), the retreat offers a range of relaxing activities, including yoga classes led by instructors Jo Ann Jones (NJ) and Ashley Ludman (NC), Reiki treatments by practitioners Amy Jeanette and Kathy Landers, daily meditations, a world music concert performed by Dhamaru on Saturday evening (open to the public), and a drum and dance event around a bonfire on Sunday evening. Dhamaru will also provide live musical accompaniment for the morning yoga sessions. In addition to the structured events, free time will be available to relax by the camp’s scenic lake, take a hike while enjoying the area’s breathtaking fall foliage, or just curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace. Registration fees include all activities, meals, and lodging. The price for the full weekend is $400 ($360 if booked by September 6). Participants may also attend on any single day for a predetermined price. The joys of bonding with other attendees, learning new skills, and exploring your inner child are free of charge (and priceless)! For more information on Neat Retreats or to register for Illumination!, visit NeatRetreats.com, call 973-2294757, or e-mail NeatRetreats@gmail. com. Space is limited; early registration is recommended. See ad on page 13.

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n September 18, the Global Mala Yoga for Peace Project, whose purpose is to unite the global yoga community, will stage events throughout the world in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Forming a “mala around the earth” through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108, the mission of the Global Mala Project is to raise both funds and consciousness for some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. One such event returns to Central High School in Newark, on Sunday, September 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Doors open at 8:15 a.m.) Open to all, there will be separate events for kids and adults; vendors offering food, free massage, raffles with grand prizes from Kripalu and Exhale/Gansevoort Park NYC; and many other prizes. Live music will be provided by Dalien/13 Hands and Go-Ray and The Duke. The first 200 to sign up will receive a special gift bag, worth more than $300, free yoga classes and more. Taking its name from the sacred prayer beads called “mala” used in India and Tibet as meditation guides, the Global Mala Project will benefit the Yoga Health Foundation and numerous other charities and projects being supported by local community leaders. Composed of 108 beads, the mala is symbolic of the prayer for peace, hope and charity the Global Mala Project will be sending to the world. For more information, visit GlobalMalaNJ.com.

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n Saturday, September 17, from 1 to 5 p.m., explore nature and connect with Mother Earth by attending “Where the Wild Things Are,” at Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, a 120-acre preserved farm at 52 County Road 661, Newton, in rural Warren County. Antler Ridge is licensed by the State of New Jersey to care for orphaned and injured mammals and is dedicated to rehabilitating and returning them to the wild. The event features guest speakers, wildlife artists and photographers, and delicious organic food. Admission and lectures are free, and participants are welcomed to hike the sanctuary’s nature trails. Featured speakers include Sam Tso, a traditional Navajo medicine man from Arizona; Animal Communicator Barbara Goodfriend; and Karen Dashfield, DVM, from Vet on Call. A special traditional Native American fire circle will be offered at 5 p.m. facilitated by Sam Tso; because seating is limited, it is open to adults only, and reservations must be made in advance. The cost for this event is $45. For more information, email Kelly@Antler-ridge.com or visit Antler-Ridge.com. Vendors interested in participating should contact Renae Jensen at 908-797-5225 or email RenaeJensen@gmail.com.

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he Circle of Intention School of Intuitive Sciences presents its first annual Mystic Mall (not your average psychic fair), on Sunday, October 2, at the Clinton Community Center, in Clinton, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. The school’s students and teachers will share their gifts and talents, and there will be mini Mystic Music concerts at 12, 2 and 4, with channeled keyboard music and crystal bowls. The concerts and the Meditation Room are available throughout the day at no additional cost. There will be 15-minute sessions offered throughout the day in healing hands, past life dowsing, animal communication (bring a photo), numerology and color therapy. “Angels and Orbs” photos will also be available. Prices for these services will vary from $10 to $15. For more information, visit CircleOfIntention.com or call Christina Lynn Whited at 908-638-9066. See ad on page 44.

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he Gratitude Book Project is launching a special edition eBook commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Making its debut the week of September 5, The Gratitude Book Project: A Celebration of Personal Heroes is a compilation of stories about a group of courageous people whose lives continue to inspire others. The eBook edition can be downloaded free from CHiEnergist.com, along with “The Real Heroes of 9-11,” written by Cecelia H. Inwentarz, CHiEnergist’s founder. According to Inwentarz, these heroes “are those who have the courage to look deep within to heal their own hurt, to change the very patterns of their being, to say ‘no more will I be a part of the pain that can produce our worst nightmare.’” For more information, visit CHiEnergist .com and TheGratitudeBookProject.com.

NJ Fit Mom Celebrates First Anniversary

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he creation of certified personal trainer Jessica Sampieri-Griffin of Blairstown, NJ Fit Mom recently celebrated its one-year anniversary of Boot Camps for Moms. What began with only eight participants in one location has grown to over 100 moms in four locations: Blairstown, Fredon, Sparta and Long Valley. The camps offer morning and evening classes, and children have the option of a supervised play date at a park or joining mom while she gets fit! All levels (and non-moms) welcome. Various packages are offered with classes as low as $6 each. The next session runs from September 6 through November 4. NJ Fit Mom is also looking for certified, energetic trainers to join its team! For more information, email Jess at NJFitMom@yahoo.com or visit NJFitMom. com.

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Women’s Wellness Club Is Launched at Mt. Tabor Healing Center

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olistic health and nutrition c o a ch C h r i s t i n e Grasso introduces a fun and innovative Women’s Wellness Club on September 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mt. Tabor Healing Center, 999 Tabor Road, in Morris Plains. The club will meet on the third Wednesday of each month. The first meeting’s topic is How to Beat Those Crazy Cravings in 7 Simple Steps ~ Without Feeling Deprived. Future topics include How Going Gluten-Free Can Change Your Life, Women’s Health, and Back to Basics: Real Food, Soul Food. Designed to build community among like-minded, health-conscious women, the Women’s Wellness Club will offer ways for participants to trim their waistlines without counting points or calories, have boundless energy, and stop the cycle of stomach pain to have healthy digestion for life. When asked why the club is revolutionary, Grasso said, “Most women are taught that deprivation and guilt in their diet and lifestyle are the keys to a healthy body and positive relationships. This simply is not true. I believe women can have fantastic energy, a trim body, and a fun, fulfilling life while enjoying delicious foods.” In addition to coaching, Grasso is also an expert in digestive health and a yoga instructor. Those interested in the club may attend a free preview on September 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., to learn 9 Easy Strategies to Detoxify Your Body and Fall into Fantastic Energy. It will focus on foods that help increase energy, provide tips on detoxifying in a safe and natural way, and offer simple self-care techniques. Please register at ChristineGrasso.com, as seating is limited. For more information, contact Christine Grasso at 201-787-4950 or email Christine.Grasso@hotmail.com. See ad on page 45.

Restyle Renew Holds Open House

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ince opening a year and a half ago at 27 E. Main St., in Denville, Restyle Renew has served the community by offering “high style recycling” with the consignment of women’s designer clothing and accessories, surrounded by a gallery of selective handcrafted works of local artists. On Friday, September 16, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Restyle Renew will hold an open house featuring some of the artists behind the Naturally Speaking collection—an exhibit of eco-friendly works inspired by nature. Many of the artists will bring an extended collection of their works for this event; refreshments will be served. Most of the artists exhibiting have been featured at other galleries, juried shows or museums Pottery by Roz Weinberger before coming to Restyle Renew, while a few breakout artists with very unique pieces get their debut at the store. Currently on display are pieces by more than 30 artists, including works in painting, photography, collage, textiles, jewelry, furniture design, glassworks, ink, pottery, wood and ceramics. The shop is happy to serve as a forum for local artists to showcase one-of-a-kind, high-quality handcrafted works. To have your work considered for display, please email images to Info@ RestyleRenew.com or stop by the store Collage by Elaine Provost with samples. For more information, call 973-983-8100, email Info@RestyleRenew.com or visit RestyleRenew.com.

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healthbriefs What’s Bugging You? All disease begins in the gut. —Hippocrates by Jason Frigerio, ND, CA

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his has always been a mantra in naturopathic medicine, and it seems modern science is finally catching up to this ancient wisdom. Probiotics, also known as beneficial bacteria, have long been promoted as having a positive influence on “the gut,” improving intestinal health, nutrient absorption, vitamin synthesis, inhibition of pathogenic bacteria and immune function. Now we have reason to believe that probiotics can also produce and respond to neurochemicals and influence behavior, beginning at the level of digestion. Recent research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has shown that probiotics exert a direct influence on the production of neurochemicals such as serotonin in the bloodstream and can improve one’s psychological health. The study used microbial endocrinology and neurophysiology to demonstrate the mechanism through which bacteria can influence human health and disease, and the potential detriment of antibiotic overuse. Neurochemicals play a role in every aspect of neurological function, including movement, cognition, pleasure, motivation, sexual function and arousal, mood, sleep, cardiovascular function and muscle contraction, to name but a few. We now know that these very chemicals are generated by bacteria in the gut and delivered to the bloodstream through intestinal absorption. Our current understanding is that there are ten times as many bacteria in and on the human body as there are cells. Studies such as the one mentioned above are helping us to begin to comprehend that everything from immune health to autoimmune disease, behavioral and developmental disorders, neurological imbalances and musculoskeletal conditions can be related to bacteria. It has even been suggested by Dr. Thomas Rau that all cancer patients demonstrate an imbalance of intestinal bacteria, again pointing toward the fundamental role of this bacteria, or lack thereof, in human health.

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So what does this mean for the average person? The bottom line is that psychological and physical health begins in the gut; therefore, to stay as healthy and happy as possible, it behooves us to encourage the growth, maintenance and health of the tens of millions of bacteria that our bodies contain. The most obvious and simple approach is to add probiotic-rich foods to the variety of things we consume every day as well as a high-quality store-bought probiotic. Lacto-fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchee and kombucha are the ones that do the main work of building up the body’s positive bacterial potential. I recommend them to my patients as a stepping-off point on the journey toward digestive health. So, the next time you wonder, “What’s bugging me?” the answer may very well be in your gut! Jason Frigerio, ND, CA, is a naturopathic doctor and certified acupuncturist in the state of New Jersey, with an office in New Vernon. He completed a six-year dual degree doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. See ad on page 16.

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recent study published in the online edition of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reveals that more than 2 million people age 65 and older suffer from depression, including 50 percent of nursing home residents. In seeking an alternative to aggressive drug treatments, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), turned to a gentle, westernized version of Tai chi, a 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art. During the study, 112 adults age 60 or older that had been diagnosed with major depression were treated with a standard antidepressant drug for four weeks. The 73 adults that showed only partial improvement continued to receive the medication, but were also assigned to 10 weeks of either Tai chi or health education classes. The group practicing Tai chi experienced greater improvement in their levels of depression, as well as an enhanced quality of life, better cognition and more overall energy than the non-practicing group. Dr. Helen Lavretsky, the study’s first author and a UCLA professor-inresidence of psychiatry, says, “This study shows that adding a mind-body exercise like Tai chi, that is widely available in the community, can improve the outcomes of treating depression in older adults that may also have other, coexisting medical conditions or cognitive impairment. With Tai chi, we may be able to treat these conditions without exposing them to additional medications.�

tudents that have lived abroad appear to be more creative than peers that haven’t had such an experience, according to a study in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Enhanced creativity was linked directly to the students’ open-minded approach in adapting to a new culture in another country. Results indicated that multicultural learning is a critical component of the adaptation process, which acts as a catalyst for creativity.

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such abilities. The Mayo Clinic further notes that with the improved balance, flexibility and range of motion gained through yoga practice, injuries from other physical or day-to-day activities become less likely.

Increased Strength

Although weights are not used in yoga, muscle strength, bone strength and endurance are boosted via the discipline’s weight-bearing postures. When an American Council on Exercise study recruited 34 healthy women to practice yoga three times a week, they could do an average of six more push-ups and 14 more curl-ups after eight weeks than they could before.

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very September, National Yoga Month (YogaMonth.org) expands awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits. This 5,000-year-old practice that originated in the East and aims to unify body, mind and spirit, continues to gain popularity in the West as a valuable tool in preventive healthcare and a complement to traditional medicine. These are just some examples of the

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multiple health benefits a regular yoga practice can provide.

Improved Balance, Flexibility and Range of Motion

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Research from institutions such as the Mayo Clinic has shown that practicing yoga postures can reduce pain associated with cancer, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune diseases and hypertension, as well as other chronic conditions, including back and neck pain. A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that subjects suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome improved their grip strength and reported less pain due to a yoga-based regimen. A nerve test also indicated improvement.

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Better Breathing

Yoga emphasizes slow and deep breathing. Information on Yoga Alliance’s educational website (YogaAlliance.org) indicates that these deliberate actions are known to activate the body’s parasympathetic system, or relaxation response, while also improving lung function. According to the Northern Colorado Allergy & Asthma Clinic, individuals with asthma reported decreased frequency in the use of inhalers, increased relaxation and a more positive outlook on life after participating in regular yoga sessions for four months.

Boost in Mood

Yoga’s deep breathing, combined with the need for balance and concentration, works to reduce stress, anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure levels, according to research published by the Mayo Clinic. Yoga’s breathing techniques have reportedly reduced blood pressure more effectively than other soothing activities, such as listening to relaxing music.

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National Yoga Month, an annual observance every September, provides experiential opportunities for everyone from seasoned yogis to those interested in trying yoga for the first time. YogaMonth.org operates a national online studio finder by which teachers can post their free classes and students can contact local resources to register. For individuals brand-new to the practice, organizers also offer a One Week Free Yoga Card that grants access to seven days of complimentary yoga classes at participating studios around the country. Local Yoga Month Events Heart and Soul Yoga Studio and Group Fitness 689 Valley Road, Gillette 908-723-0578 Offering a FREE YOGA CLASS to celebrate National Yoga Month! Starting Saturday, September 10, at 9:30 a.m. and every Saturday for the month of September See ad on page 14. Local Studios Accepting One Week Free Yoga Cards LifePower Studio, Berkeley Heights Garden State Yoga, Bloomfield The School of Complete Yoga, Chester Alluem Yoga, Cranford Purple Om Yoga, Denville Lifetime Athletics, Florham Park Lifetime Fitness, Florham Park Nicole’s Yoga Center, Garwood Studio Yoga, Madison Breathing Room Center, Newton Core Connection Studio, Stirling American Yoga Academy, West Orange

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The Science of Motion An interview with author, dancer, kinesiologist and fitness guru Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones by Susan Bloom

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t seems as though today’s fitness market is flooded with teachers and trainers claiming to be experts in the field of exercise, each asserting an authority based on a chosen area of specialty or certification. Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones’s expertise, however, truly comes from a broad base of both academic knowledge and hands-on experience. Currently a yoga and Pilates instructor and formerly a professor of dance, exercise science, and kinesiology at the County College of Morris, the fun-loving 60 year-old resident of Cranberry Lake and author of several books on anatomy and movement has much to say about what she refers to as “the science of motion” . . . and why less can sometimes be more.

workout at the same time. I would recommend walking at least three times per week for a minimum of 20 minutes per session, or daily if possible. NA: What about running? Jones: If it feels good for your body, do it . . . on a soft surface and with the right shoes. I would also recommend running outside rather than inside on a treadmill if possible—the added element of nature helps relax and refresh you as well as support the immune system. NA: What other exercise forms do you promote? Jones: I think yoga is one of the best conditioning techniques for stretching and strengthening. Many people feel that yoga poses are hard and are therefore not natural, but in fact it’s very natural for muscles to strengthen in a held position—it’s called isometric contraction.  Breath, stretch, and flow of movement (vinyasas) are also organic to the human body, improving circulation and enabling an emotional and spiritual connection to the universe. In addition, and with the right teacher, mat-based Pilates can be a safe and effective way to strengthen the core and extremities. NA: What concerns do you have for our culture relative to exercise? Jones: I fear that we’re becoming a “Hip Flexion Society” from sitting too much. It’s critical that people take a few minutes out several times a day to stretch or walk in order to avoid becoming stagnant.

NA: What issues do you encounter in the fitness arena today? Jones: There are many wonderful classes and instructors out there, but some are definitely not teaching the correct things. For example, there’s so much focus on having six-pack abs these days, but in fact the “six pack” only represents the top part of that muscle group and is primarily an aesthetic pursuit. It’s more important to work on strengthening the core and using it correctly, a discipline that involves the lower back, spine, psoas, and other muscles from the hip to the shoulder joint. The bottom line is, there are many different body types all trying to have the same look today, which can be unhealthy and promote injury.

NA: You authored a book called The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement in April 2010 and are about to release a book on the psoas muscle in early 2012. Tell us about this new book. Jones: The psoas is fascinating in that it’s the only muscle that connects our upper and lower extremities; it’s also known as the “gut feeling” muscle because it can actually hold emotions and trauma. The book explores the physical, emotional and spiritual components of the psoas muscle and its connection to the first three chakras and the energy system.

NA: What is your approach to exercise? Jones: I believe in natural exercise, or what I call “organic movement”—sound, anatomically supported exercises that feel good, help heal your body, and prevent injury. These exercises don’t require expensive classes or equipment or the latest gimmick or prop. I would say that walking is the best form of organic movement, as it not only activates the working muscles but gives you a good cardiovascular/aerobic

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NA: Any last words of advice for readers? Jones: Yes….keep moving!

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Good Vibrations

Grammy-nominated artist 13 Hands melds the musical and spiritual worlds to promote healing by Susan Bloom

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n today’s fast-paced society, Daniel McBride (also known as Dalien or 13 Hands) truly stands out as a Renaissance man on a mission. A twice Grammy-nominated musician who skillfully plays 20 world instruments—from the hang drum, tabla, and harmonium to the baritone guitar, balaphone, piano, and Native American flute—he is also a yoga teacher and an adjunct professor of yoga and meditation at Montclair State University, a specialist in leading kirtan and other devotional singing and chanting, a provider of developmental and counseling services to those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and a raw-food enthusiast. Not to mention a poet at heart. Though seemingly disparate interests, all play a critical role in McBride’s vocation as a “sound-healing, yoga-spiritual entrepreneur.” Armed with a keen understanding of how rhythmic approaches drive a parasympathetic nervous system 20

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response that enables listeners to relax, McBride has followed a deep calling and successfully integrated the powers of sound, yoga, meditation, spirituality, and nutrition to help people release tension, tap into their inner calm, and heal. This integration allows him to “connect to people and help them kick start their own self-esteem and personal empowerment.” The road to McBride’s unique offering has been a very personal one for the 41-year-old Montclair resident, who says he has been “following a bread crumb trail from early on.” As a child, he suffered the loss of his father in a plane crash and would later struggle with a range of health issues, including head trauma from a sledding accident, Crohn’s disease, and Epstein-Barr virus, all of which plagued him into his early twenties. “I tried all of the conventional approaches, but found that Western doctors had no answers for me,” he shares. As his physical symptoms spiraled out of control in college, he researched and began exploring alternative healing methods such as ayurveda, yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, organic and raw foods, detoxification, Qi Gong, and shamanism. “I realized that at the base of my physical manifestations was an emotional rebuilding process I needed to undertake, which involved my childhood, my views, and my feelings about myself.” No matter what forms of expression McBride’s passions took, however, music remained a common denominator. “I studied the clarinet, piano, and guitar in school and had classical voice training in my teens. Music was always the thread connecting all of the different aspects of my life, and I always came back to music for its heart-driven, holistic healing power,” he says. Currently playing 100 area events, concerts, and workshops a year as Dalien (“My long-ago misspelling of ‘Daniel’ in a moment of bad penmanship, which stuck,” he explains) or as solo artist 13 Hands, McBride’s contemporary music has been described as “folk rock meets David Gray/Pink Floyd.” He himself describes it as “a

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kind of alternative mix of ambient, folk, and world chant.” Regardless of his title, he is embraced by audiences at performance venues, yoga centers, festivals, and churches alike. “The performances are very interactive and communal,” he says. “Everybody feels energized, and the audience ultimately becomes the band and helps participate in creating the sound and experience.” With five albums in his discography and two Grammy nods for his 2006 CD The Johnny Introspective, McBride is excited about the recent release of his newest EP, The Legend of Pepper Mary & Assorted Tales, Chants & Meditations, an ode to the power within each of us to heal ourselves and those around us. In a culture that he feels “promotes avoidance and takes you away from being with yourself,” McBride is optimistic that our society is achieving a new consciousness, one which will be better aligned with nature. Says this New Age hero, “In the end, we must all love ourselves enough to make those healing choices.” For more background on Dalien/13 Hands, to book a performance, see an upcoming schedule of performances, or hear his new release, Pepper Mary, visit 13Hands.com. Freelancer Susan Bloom writes weekly health and food features for New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press and specializes in topics related to nutrition, fitness, and healthy lifestyles.

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HANDMADE HAPPINESS A Hands-On Approach to Authentic Living by Judith Fertig

Making something by hand—and getting good at it—can add a welcome dimension to our lives. The art of participating in craftwork gives us a sense of competence and completion that may be difficult to find in our digital, ephemeral world.

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merica’s resurging interest in arts and crafts today comes at a time when making things by hand seems an endangered activity. Why? In The Craftsman, sociologist and author Richard Sennett maintains that making things by hand is an, “enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake.” He observes that craft and craftsmanship can enrich modern life in ways that might surprise us. The Arts and Crafts movement, which reigned from the mid-1800s through the early 20th century, was a major response to a commercial trend that steered society away from handmade toward machine-made products in Europe and North America. The movement encouraged amateur, student and professional involvement in the making of furniture, decorative glass, textiles, pottery and other forms that are beautiful, as well as functional. Yet today, we face a new barrier to creating more by hand, observes Monica Moses, editor-inchief of American Craft magazine (American CraftMag.org), published by the nonprofit American Craft Council. “Modern life offers a million 22

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distractions, a million ways to kill time, or at least stand by idly while it expires,” she says. Mindless television watching, puttering around on Facebook or playing computer solitaire add up. “Such semiconscious downtime can become a weekend, a habit, a lost opportunity.” Although many people return to an early love of arts and crafts during their retirement years, the good news is that such creative pursuits are also being taken up by young makers, according to Moses. “The marvel of it is that young people in the digital age are embracing craft so enthusiastically, not just their iPods and phone apps. We’re lucky to live in a time when engagement with the practice of craft is expanding.” She cites the popularity of buy-and-sell craft websites such as Etsy.com, which reported 2010 sales of more than $400 million.

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Moses, who makes jewelry in her free time, values handcrafting for a simple reason: “It feeds my soul,” she says. “Other parts of my life focus on the end result. When I’m making a piece, I’m focused on the process and I’m thinking, ‘This feels right.’” Whether we wake to this artful phenomenon in childhood or later in life, it’s never too late to reap the benefits. According to crafters from various walks of life, such hands-on experiences help us to enhance our well-being, ground our everyday lives, and give renewed purpose.

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Lenore Moritz, founder and curator of and blogger at MomCultureOnline.com, took her first jewelry making class when she was single and living in New York City. “I needed something to tether me,” she writes, “and I knew it would get me out of the office at a decent hour at least once a week.” She says that what started out as a whim turned into catharsis. “I loved toting my tackle box of crafting supplies and the act of using my hands to transform a silver sheet into wearable art felt empowering. I became an accidental craftsperson.” She found her best reward in finishing a piece, which she characterizes as, “... a crescendo I never knew in my day-to-day professional life.” She explains, “At the office, my world was nothing but to-do lists and complicated, open-ended projects; a sense of completion was rare. But in craft class, it was crystal clear when I had finished a project, and I reveled in that closure.” Jenny Barnett Rohrs spent 15 years as a music therapist in Lake-

wood, Ohio, helping people cope with life’s problems. Meanwhile, she loved decompressing at the end of the day by working with polymer clay to make beautiful beads, doll pins, nametags and other decorative items. “I was always a crafty, creative kid, learning to embroider from one grandmother and how to make seed flowers from the other,” she recalls. “Since both sets of grandparents lived through the Depression, they were always repurposing things, recycling before it was cool.” As she continued to expand her range of crafting skills and interests as an adult, she also started blogging about it at CraftTherapy.com. “I am a self-taught crafter and never met a craft I didn’t like,” admits Rohrs. “I believe that crafting is an extension of yourself and how you view your world. It’s a way of expressing yourself, coping with life and gaining insight.” As Rohrs continued to try out new crafts, materials, products and techniques, entries on her craft blog grew to the point that she launched a second one at CraftTestDummies.com, where she shares her evaluations. Earlier this year, she appeared on The Martha Stewart Show. Regular posts track her adventures with various media, including her recent experiences with water-soluble

ink blocks for drawing and painting, and making a booklet from envelopes. Other popular pastimes range from scrapbooking and making home accessories using beachcomber finds to gifting baby garments personalized with fabric paint decoration. “I believe that creativity is innate,” comments Rohrs. “When you tell your inner critic to shut up, you can have a lot of fun and learn something about yourself. I especially love to encourage folks to try new things and new techniques, and to push their own boundaries.”

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Sandra Palmer Ciolino learned to sew as a child, but didn’t maximize the creativity of her craft until her children were grown, when she was in her 40s. For Ciolino, of Cincinnati, Ohio, “Making contemporary quilts satisfies my desire to work in solitude and fulfills my longing to create lasting and beautiful art. Creating quilts for the wall marries many things I love—fabric, color, composition, piecing and machine quilting.” Ciolino fondly remembers her mother’s handiwork. “I have a vivid memory of her taking a navy blue overcoat of my father’s and using it to sew me a winter coat with cranberry piping; I was so proud of that coat.”

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She began by making doll clothes, and then started sewing clothing for herself in junior high school, doing her own garment construction. “The technical stuff came early,” she says. Later on, busy with family duties and teaching elementary school physical education classes, she didn’t take time to turn to quilting until the mid-1990s. At first, Ciolino made her quilts in traditional pieced patterns to hang in her house or share as gifts; but then, something changed. “I began to notice in my photography that I was most interested in closeups of tree bark, ripples in water bodies and cracks in the rocks. My quilts then began to take on a more abstract quality,” she says. So Ciolino took a class in Columbus, Ohio, with Nancy Crow, recognized by many as “the mother of contemporary quilts,” and never looked back. She still gives quilts as gifts, but her work is now also exhibited at museums and quilt shows (SandraPalmer Ciolino.com; NancyCrow.com). Like many craftspeople, Ciolino’s process in creating art is part technical skill and part intuitive imagining. When she starts a new quilt, she pulls fabrics from her workroom into groupings that appeal to her. She then takes a blackand-white photo to make sure the values of light and dark in the fabrics create an interesting pattern. Next, she uses a rotary cutter to cut the fabric by hand—like drawing a line with a pencil—into shapes freehand, without referring to any pattern. Finally, she sews the pieces together in a composition and uses machine quilting to add another layer of textural interest, finishing each creation by hand. “The craft is when I make something as meticulous and impeccable as I can,” Ciolino concludes. “The art is when I bring an authentic version of myself—my voice and spirit—to the work.” Judith Fertig celebrates the craft of cooking at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle. blogspot.com. NaturalAwakeningsNJ.com

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struggle just to get things to work. At its higher reaches, technique is no longer a mechanical activity; people can feel fully and think deeply about what they are doing, once they do it well.” Sam Chung, assistant professor of ceramics at Arizona State University, in Tempe, says that he has put in approximately that length of time in working with clay. Today, he exhibits distinctive contemporary forms of pottery nationally (SamChungCeramics.com). While not everyone can become a master craftsperson, Sennett attests that any skill can be improved upon. He maintains that, “There is no fixed line between the gifted few and the incompetent masses. This is because skill is a capacity that we develop, and all of us can draw on basic human talents to do so.” He further observes that competence and engagement—the craftsman’s ethos—appear to be the most solid sources of adult self-respect. Grounded, productive, happy individuals can’t help but contribute to a better society. Sennett points out that making time for making things continues to pay big benefits in today’s world, as individuals realize the satisfaction of self-expression, the self-respect that comes with mastery, and a sense of tangible connection to their lives. NaturalAwakeningsNJ.com

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work, Putumayo has ince the 1970s, donated more than Putumayo World $1 million of the Music founder proceeds from its CD Dan Storper has apsales to nonprofit orgaplied his entreprenizations that support neurial acumen to the communities where business of bridging the music originates. cultures. Starting with a small shop selling crafts and clothes that What common he discovered while threads charactraveling throughout terize the widely Latin America, Storper’s divergent genres business evolved into that comprise an ethnically inspired international line of apparel sold in “Music really his seven U.S. Putumusic? mayo stores and 600 Thinking about my can transform and other boutiques around own experience the country. The music transcend hardships growing up listening mixes that Storper to crossover artists compiled and played in and boundaries.” like Manu Dibango, his stores led in 1993 Miriam Makeba, Hugh to the creation of the Masekela and Sergio Putumayo World Music record label, Mendes, I see a universal connection to intended to introduce people to other melody-driven music with interesting cultures around the world through rhythms and beautiful voices, even if it’s music. In 1997, he sold the clothing in other languages or uses unfamiliar business to focus full time on music. instrumentation. Putumayo’s upbeat and wideranging compilations are distinctive— What are you trying to achieve exemplified by their hallmark folk art in your Putumayo Presents CD covers by British illustrator Nicola Heindl and comprehensive liner notes. compilations? Putumayo’s releases, including songs Putumayo looks for universally appealfor its children’s label, Putumayo Kids, ing music that everyone can relate to. I are now available in 7,000 stores in refer to it as, “the spirit of Bob Marley”— more than 80 countries. A longtime I don’t know of anyone who can listen to member of the Social Venture Nethis songs and not enjoy them.

Every album attempts to encapsulate the best elements of a culture and music of an area or region. We carefully curate each thematic album so that, rather than a collection of random tracks, it is a musical journey that will uplift listeners and interest them not only in the music, but also in the culture and the region. Every year, I receive emails and letters from people that have been inspired by the music to travel to a place they’ve discovered through our albums. We hope that more and more people will dig deeper by traveling to these countries, buying the works of individual artists and creating real connections.

How does Putumayo give back to the cultures whose music it shares with the world? For example, do you try to preserve “endangered species” of music? We don’t set out to save dying genres of music, but one of the byproducts of our work is a greater awareness of other cultures and musical traditions. We’re particularly interested in finding musical gems that may not be known to people inside or outside of their country. In the process, we help people recognize and value the strong musical heritage they have. Sometimes we discover artists that become featured on

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movie soundtracks or are signed by a major label as a result of their collaboration with Putumayo. While we focus on presenting great music rather than countering stereotypes and cultural misperceptions, that often ends up being a healthy side effect. Much of the music we promote comes from parts of the world struggling with poverty, war and other issues; some are commonly associated with negative connotations in the Western media. Yet many of these places have rich traditions that are mostly accessible to outsiders through music, art and food. New Orleans, the city I now call home, is a great example of a place that is trying to rise above various challenges and misperceptions.

of an area. Today, with the explosion of digital music, there is more music cross-fertilization than ever. African, Asian and Australian musicians can now hear each other’s music through tour concerts, the Internet and other media. Almost everyone can now similarly access music from around the world; at the same time, this means there is that much more for people to sift through. The music of the world is an ocean of millions of songs. Putumayo employs several people to do just that—search the world to identify little-known music that people all over will love.

What are some of the trends you see in world music today?

April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Connect at AprilWrites.com.

For centuries, trading caravans would bring new instruments and songs to different regions, in turn, influencing the music

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BAKING The Scoop on Safe-to-Eat Flours by Claire O’Neil

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luten, the protein in wheat and other cereal grains such as barley and rye, can be a problem for those with celiac disease or some sensitivity to gluten. Preparing food for a gluten-free diet requires experimenting with new ingredients, like alternative flours, and becoming a label reader, says Tina Turbin, an advocate for glutenfree living at GlutenFreeHelp.info. Fresh fruits, most dairy products, eggs, fresh vegetables, meats, fish and poultry are already gluten-free. The

challenge is trying to make pancakes or pizza, or other recipes that normally call for wheat flour. With an estimated 18 million Americans sensitive to gluten in their diet and 3 million more diagnosed with celiac disease, according to the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research, food producers have finally begun to address the need. Gluten-free cereals and pastas, breads, flours and baking mixes, cakes and cookies, snacks and frozen confections are now available in greater

quantities—and in much better tasting versions—than just a few years ago. New gluten-free products, such as sorghum flour and specially formulated baking mixes, can also help home cooks revamp recipes for family favorites. However, trying to approximate the crust, crumbliness and interior structure of baked goods typically made with wheat flour takes a bit of experimentation when using gluten-free ingredients. Sometimes just one type of flour will work, such as almond flour for waffles, rice flour for cake batter or buckwheat flour for pancakes. Other baking recipes require an assortment of gluten-free flours. Different types can combine to resemble the taste, color and texture of wheat flour, for example. Most gluten-free flour blends use rice flour as a base, with potato starch, tapioca flour, corn flour and/or cornstarch added for softness. Other flours, such as buckwheat, chickpea (garbanzo bean), millet and sorghum, can improve flavor, color and texture.

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Gluten-Free German Apple Pancakes

Xanthan gum, an additive made from corn, typically provides structure for yeast dough made with gluten-free flour. Eggs, vinegar, sweeteners and applesauce or pumpkin purée soften and round out the flavor of the dough. Gluten-free flours, flour blends, and xanthan gum most often appear in the specialty baking section of a grocery or health food store; helpful brands include Bob’s Red Mill and King Arthur Flour. Using alternative flours, homemade treats can remain a delicious part of gluten-free living.

“These delicious gluten-free yummies should be served as soon as they’re pulled from the oven, as they will deflate soon enough,” says gluten-free health advocate Tina Turbin. “They’re perfect for an easy, laid back brunch.” On her website, GlutenFreeHelp.info, Turbin offers recipes for two homemade, gluten-free flour blends.

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Gluten-Free Blackberry Vanilla Almond Muffins

Revel in this antioxidant-rich recipe, replete with blackberries and almonds. Makes 1 dozen 1½ cups Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix ½ cup blanched slivered almonds 2 eggs 1 /3 cup applesauce 1 tsp vanilla

Makes 2 large pancakes, or 4 servings

/3 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk ¾ cup melted butter 4 oz blackberries (save some for the tops) 1

4 large eggs ¾ cup gluten-free flour blend ¾ cup soy, rice or almond milk ½ tsp salt 1 /3 cup coconut oil 2 medium apples, thinly sliced ¼ cup natural granulated or raw sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin baking tin with oven-proof paper liners. 2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix the liquid ingredients together, and then stir into the dry ingredients. Carefully fold in ¾ of the berries, taking care not to squish them too much; reserve the remaining berries. Scoop approximately ¼ cup into muffin tins and top each with some of the reserved berries.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Place 2 round, 9-inch cake pans in the oven. 3. Beat the eggs, flour, milk and salt in a small mixer bowl on medium speed for 1 minute.

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3. Bake for about 25 minutes.

4. Remove the pans from the oven. Place 2 Tbsp margarine in each pan. Rotate pans until margarine is melted and coats sides of pans.

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5. Arrange half the apple slices in each pan. Divide batter evenly between pans. Mix sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp sugar mixture over batter in each pan.

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YOGA GUIDE Y oga, a holistic art and practice that originated some 5,000 years ago in India, aims to integrate mind, body and spirit. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to yoke” or “unite,” and refers to the joining of body with mind and mind with soul to achieve health, balance, tranquility and enlightenment. Individuals of every age and physical condition can benefit from the regular practice of yoga, which has been proved to enhance flexibility, strength, stamina and concentration. Using a combination of asanas, or postures, and breathing techniques, yoga works to induce deep relaxation and reduce stress, tone the body and organs, increase vitality and improve circulation and energy flow. Uplifting and meditative, yoga can be applied as a spiritual practice, as well. Although many schools, or styles, of yoga exist, most differences derive from the primary focus of the practitioner’s attention: precise alignment of the body; holding of the asanas; flow between the postures; breath and movement coordination; or inner awareness and meditation. No particular style is better than another, and many students practice more than one. ANANDA: A form of gentle Hatha yoga with an emphasis on meditation. Ananda combines classic yoga postures with breathing and silent affirmations to attune with higher levels of body sense, energy and silent inner awareness. As an innerdirected practice, it has less appeal to those desiring a more athletic or aerobic experience. ANUSARA: Anusara means “go with the flow,” and blends spirituality with inner/ outer alignment and balanced energetic actions. Developed by John Friend in 1997, this style urges students to think of poses as

artistic expressions of the heart. Individual abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored, so Anusara yoga can be helpful for everyone and is good for beginners.

ASHTANGA: A physically demanding style that is light on meditation, Ashtanga yoga employs a fast-paced series of flowing poses to build strength, flexibility and stamina. Developed by Indian yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga’s progressively difficult postures are synchronized with a loud breath (called Ujyaii breath in Sanskrit) and are designed to produce intense internal heat and purifying sweat in order to detoxify muscles and organs. The room is usually heated to warm muscles and increase flexibility. Preferred by many athletes, this style is too intense and demanding for most beginners. BIKRAM: A strenuous style, designed to make students sweat, taught in rooms heated to a minimum of 105º Fahrenheit, with about 40 percent humidity. The superheated rooms facilitate stretching and allow the body to release toxins through perspiration. Former national India yoga champion Bikram Choudhury developed the style, whose 26 demanding poses are performed in a specific order, to promote optimal health and proper function of every bodily system. Bikram yoga is a good choice for highly fit individuals and seasoned students seeking a challenge. HATHA: Hatha yoga is the foundational discipline on which nearly all other styles are based. In Sanskrit, ha represents the sun and tha, the moon—hence, the practice is designed to bring the yin and yang, light and dark, masculine and feminine aspects and polarities into balance. Essentially, Hatha yoga brings all aspects of life together. A class described as hatha will likely include

slow-paced stretching, asanas, or postures, that are not too difficult, simple breathing exercises and perhaps, seated meditation. Hatha yoga classes provide a good starting point for beginners, who can learn basic poses and relaxation techniques. INTEGRAL: A gentle style of yoga brought to this country in 1966 by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Classes are structured to balance physical effort with relaxation and include breathing practices, chanting and both guided and silent meditation. Integral yoga is suitable for beginners and helpful for more advanced students who wish to deepen their physical and spiritual awareness. INTEGRATIVE YOGA THERAPY: Gentle postures, guided imagery, assisted stretching and breathwork help to make this style a useful one for rehab centers and hospitals. Joseph LePage began this therapy in the early 1990s to help promote healing and well-being for individuals facing heart disease, cancer, AIDS and psychiatric disorders. IYENGAR: Noted for precise alignment and symmetry of postures, the development of balance, and the use of props such as blocks, balls and belts. The Iyengar style of yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, based on an exceptional understanding of how the body works. Poses are held longer than usual. Iyengar is a good style for beginners, but can challenge seasoned practitioners, as well. KRIPALU: An integrated practice that emphasizes breathing and alignment and coordinates the breath with movement. Kripalu, also called the yoga of consciousness, was developed by Amrit Desai, a long time student of Kundalini yoga master Swami Kripaluvananda. This style incorporates three stages of development, beginning with postural alignment and progressing to meditation, with longer posture holding, finally creating a meditation in motion, where the movement from one posture to another happens unconsciously and spontaneously. Students are encouraged to honor “the wisdom of the body” and to work according to the limits of their flexibility and strength. Kripalu is suitable for everyone, from beginners to advanced students. KUNDALINI: A powerful, enlightening style that incorporates mantras (chanting), meditation, visualization, breathing and

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certifies. Students that enjoy aerobics will probably favor power yoga.

guided relaxation, with precise postures. According to Hindu philosophy, kundalini is a concentrated form of prana, or life force, represented by a coiled, sleeping serpent said to reside at the base of the spine. When breath and movement awaken the serpent (energy), it moves up the spine through each of the seven chakras (energy centers) of the body, bringing energy and bliss. Once a closely guarded secret in India, kundalini yoga was first brought to the West in 1969 and has been known to help with addictions and releasing endorphins in the body. Kundalini will not appeal to everyone and should be practiced under the supervision of an experienced teacher. PHOENIX RISING YOGA THERAPY: This style helps release physical and emotional tension through assisted postures, breathing techniques and ongoing student/teacher dialogue. A deeper connection to the self is encouraged by incorporating traditional yoga techniques with contemporary psychology, which ultimately results in the healing of mind, body and spirit. POWER: An intense style that creates heat and energy, while developing strength and flexibility. Power yoga evolved from ashtanga yoga and was developed by American Beryl Bender Birch in the early 1990s. Its flowing style requires the strength and stamina of Ashtanga, but doesn’t always follow the same sequence of postures, making it similar to Vinyasa style. Power yoga is usually performed in a heated room. Although Baron Baptiste is a name often associated with power yoga, he has developed his own method, called Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga, which is taught only by teachers he

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SIVANANDA: Cultivates awareness of mind and body by incorporating five main principles of proper exercise, breathing, relaxation and diet, as well as positive thinking and meditation. Based on the philosophy of Swami Sivananda, of India, the practice uses chanting, breathing techniques and meditation to help unblock energy and release stress. Sivananda focuses on 12 basic yoga postures to increase strength and spinal flexibility. It is an excellent practice for beginners, those recovering from injury or anyone interested in spiritual aspects of yoga. SVAROOPA: A style that helps each student discover their bliss. The Sanskrit word svaroopa means “the true nature of being,” and Svaroopa yoga is sometimes called the yoga of alignment and compassion. Attention to alignment in specifically chosen poses helps to soften the body’s connective tissues and ease spinal tension. Blocks and bolsters may be used to allow for deeper muscle release. The style is suitable for beginners and useful for those recovering from injury. VINYASA: A challenging style that matches breath to movement. Vinyasa yoga poses incorporate alignment principles and are woven together in a flowing practice that is both intense and dance-like. Translated from Sanskrit, vinyasa means “without obstacle.” The style is best suited to energetic, physically fit students. VINIYOGA: A transformative, slower and more individualized form of yoga that emphasizes gentle flow and coordinated breath with movement. Viniyoga yoga is holistic in its approach and teaches the student how to apply the yoga tools of poses, chanting, breathing and meditation. Function is stressed over form in this style. Viniyoga is recommended for beginners and seniors, as well as those who are in chronic pain or healing from injury or disease. PLEASE NOTE: The contents of this Yoga Guide are for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be used in place of a visit or consultation with a healthcare professional. Always seek out a practitioner who is licensed, certified or otherwise professionally qualified to conduct a selected treatment, as appropriate.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 A Farewell Concert by Dugan’s Hooligans—8–11 p.m. The Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Adults $7; children 12 and under, free. For more info call 973-335-9489 or visit FolkProject. org. Handicapped accessible; free parking.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Sunset Kirtan—5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Join Laksmi Nrsimha Das and enjoy the yoga of voice, using sound to balance and soothe your mind and uplift your heart. $10 Studio Yoga, 2 Green Village Rd., Madison. StudioYoga.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Paddle on the Passaic River—2–4 p.m. Take a leisurely paddle on the Passaic River. Enjoy scenery and peacefulness as you paddle up the Passaic River and float down stream. Geared for beginners and children 10 and up who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. All equipment is included and some paddling experience is required. Advance registration is required; call 973=228-8776. $30 per canoe. The Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Hawaiian Tarot Card Readings—1:30–7 p.m. Tarot reading using Hawaiian Mana cards. $25/20 mins. Huna Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Rockaway. 973-224-6773. HunaHealingCenter.com.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Paddle on the Passaic River—5:45–7:45 p.m. Geared for beginners and children 10 and up who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. All equipment is included, and some paddling experience is required. Advance registration is required; call 973-228-8776. $30 per canoe. The Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Monthly Reiki Circle—7–9 p.m. Come share the gift of Reiki with other Reiki practitioners. You must have completed at least Reiki Level II to attend. Consists of a short discussion, a guided meditation, and some “table time.” $15 Register by calling 973-383-6847 or Cindy@FreshLookOnLife.com. Fresh Look on Life, 31 Route 206, Suite 3, Augusta.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Hypnotherapy Certification—thru Sunday, Sept. 11. This course is for Hypnotherapist Certification and NLP Certification (Basic). This is an opportunity to gain a greater understanding and clearer vision for helping others. Hands-on practice with each other on inductions, trance techniques, and much more. $550; includes a set of 9 CDs of the complete course given in 2008. Huna Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Rockaway. 973-224-6773. HunaHealingCenter.com. Pendulum Class—7–9 p.m. Join us as Cliff returns to teach you how to use a pendulum. A handout of charts is included. $25. Must register at 908-8793937 or Sue@TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. Held at The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St., Chester.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Reiki Level I Practitioner Course—9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 22 6:30–9 p.m. Become a Reiki practitioner to heal yourself and others. Learn powerful tools for self-healing and balancing your energy. $175 prepaid registration before September 5. For more info, or to register, call 973-686-9100 or email Suzanne@AquarianSun.net. Aquarian Sun Healing and Learning Center, 1574 Rt. 23 N., Suite C, Butler. Crystal Pyramid Technique Level I—11 a.m–6 p.m. The Crystal Pyramid Technique (CPT) is about raising your vibration to begin the natural healing

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process each of us possesses within our physical, emotional, mental and astral body. $333. Must register at 908-305-9134. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Suite 3, Rockaway. LisaBellini.net. Soul Shamanism: Live the Power of You—10 a.m.–5 p.m. Also Sunday, September 11. Experience a connection to your soul and self for healing, learning and living your life purpose. Learn ways to heal yourself and others. $275 until September 5, then $300. RSVP 973-647-2500. Janet StraightArrow, 18 Bank St., Morristown. BeTheMedicine.com. Chester Health Shoppe Grand Reopening—11 a.m.–3 p.m. Offering juice tastings, raffles, gift baskets, discount cards, and live music, the event will feature free samples of cosmetics; gluten-free baked goods; grocery, dairy, and household items; supplements, and many other products. Chester Health Shoppe, Route 206 North in the ShopRite Plaza, Chester. Introduction to the Fairie Realm—1–3 p.m. Join us as Queen Sophia of the Fairie Falls speaks through Christina. She will answer any questions you have about the Falls and the Fairie Realm, without all the background noise. $25. Circle of Intention, 76 Main St., High Bridge. 908-638-9066. Christina@ CircleOfIntention.com. CircleofIntention.com. Open House—1–4 p.m. Mind Body Spirit, Pilates and Gyrotonic Studio, 228 South Ave., Fanwood. 908-288-7551. NJMindBodySpirit.com. REIKI Level I Certification Training—4–8 p.m. Also on September 11. Learn how to balance yourself mentally, emotionally and physically, how to access your Higher Self for guidance and clarity, and how to give treatments to others as you become a channel for Reiki energy. $150 includes workbook and manual. To register, contact Tatyana Sierant, Reiki Master Teacher with the International Reiki Center, at Tatyana@

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Enjoy a weekend with like-minded women. Reclaim your wholeness, heal and renew in a safe, serene environment. Relax, meditate, hike through nature’s beauty. Workshops, crafts, nightly bonfires. Price includes lodging and gourmet, mostly organic vegetarian meals. $290. Mount Eden Retreat Center, Washington, NJ. CircleOfTreesRetreat.com or 484-347-7489.

Hosted by Christine Grasso, Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach. Build community with other like-minded, health-conscious, fabulous women. Learn Christine’s top secrets to trim down your waistline, have boundless energy, and stop stomach pain. Limited seating – register at ChristineGrasso.com. This event will sell out! Contact Christine at 201-787-4950 or Christine.Grasso@hotmail.com

savethedate SOUND THERAPY INFORMATION SESSION Open House: September 14 at 7 p.m. 7 PM. THE DAVIS CENTER, 19 State Rt. 10 E, Ste 25, Succasunna, NJ; TheDavisCenter. com. Specializing in sound-based therapies for learning, development and wellness. All disabilities, all ages, all wellness challenges. Make positive change with sound therapy. We use The Davis Model of Sound Intervention and offer a Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol to determine if, when, how long, and in what order the many sound-based therapies can be appropriately applied. Recognized as the world’s premier sound therapy center. Offering AIT, Tomatis, BioAcoustics and more. In office or at home programs available. Experience our powerful Sound Relaxation Water Bed! Discover how sound changes the energy of the body for a more balanced life! Call 862-251-4637; Info@TheDavisCenter.com.

savethedate THE WAY OF THE ROSE LEVELS WITH SANDRA MARIE HUMBY Level 1, Denville, NJ October 8 Level 2, Hope NJ October 9 The Way of the Rose is a programme developed by Sandra Marie which weaves together the history, sacred symbolism, geometry and the timeless Healing power of the Rose into classes which inspire and empower through sharing this wisdom and opportunity for direct experience of the energies. Date: October 8, Level 1 Cost: $125 includes a set of 11 Rose cards Location: St Francis Center, Green Room, 122 Diamond Spring Rd, Denville, NJ. Ph: 908-797-5225; Renae@DesignHarmony. com. DesignHarmony.com

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 A Day of Brotherhood—9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sharon Silverstein and the Peace Project, along with 3 other bands, catered fresh & local produce, healers/practitioners and vendors at the Brotherhood Winery. Fundraiser for the Holistic Mentorship Network and the Feal Good Foundation. Admission: $10 donation; kids 12 and under, free. 100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville, NY. HolisticMentorshipNetwork.com Angelic Communication through Cards, Part I with Cecelia Barndt, the Angel Whisperer—1–3 p.m. Part II Sept. 25. Bring your favorite deck of Angel Cards and learn how to attune and interpret better than ever before. Barndt has been communicating with the angels her entire life and is delighted to share her knowledge with you. $25. Circle of Intention, 76 Main St., High Bridge. 908-638-9066. Christina@ CircleOfIntention.com. CircleofIntention.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 The Radiant Self: Women’s Creative & Spiritual Exploration Group—9:30–11:30 a.m. Enjoy guided meditation, creative & spiritual exercises and discussions to discover the radiant self and learn how to more effectively express her. Bring your open mind and heart. Preregistration required. Non-refundable $40 registration fee and a $20 weekly fee; includes a binder, small journal for writing. For more info, call Sue at 908-879-3937 or visit TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St., Chester. Reiki Healing Circle—7–8:30 p.m. Experience restoration, relaxation, and balance as you enjoy

Reiki in the salt room; includes guided meditation, intro to Reiki, chair treatments, and a few minutes of salt therapy. $20. Class limited, must register at Info@RespiraSalt.com or 908-665-0333. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. Respiras\Salt.com.

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Introduction to Palm Reading—6:30–8:30 p.m. The palm carries who you are, what you are born with, missed opportunities, what your purpose is; even marriage, children and blocks that you carry within the body. This class is a prerequisite to the Certification of Level II of the Crystal Pyramid Technique (held Sept. 24–25). Must register at 908305-9134. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Suite 3, Rockaway. LisaBellini.net.

Mastering the Mind: Managing Mindfulness When Stress wants to Rule—11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Learn new ways to stay mindful while under stress. This class will discuss distress tolerance, tips on setting boundaries and how to rewire your brain for a more stress-free life. Free. A complimentary light lunch will be served to all participants. Register via email at RCM.RSVP@WholeFoods.com. Whole Foods Market Rose City Madison Café 222 Main Street, Madison

The Power of Forgiveness—7–8:30 p.m. There can be no peace without forgiveness. It’s time to let go of the hurt, anger, resentment and bring peace to your soul. Must register. $20. 973-224-6773. Huna Healing Center, 171 West Main St., Rockaway. HunaHealingCenter.com.

How Crystals Can Change Your Life—6:30–9 p.m. Learn about the healing and protective properties of crystals, their ability to emit, transmute, and magnify energy and clearing and charging techniques. Reiki healers learn how to incorporate crystals into their practice through the Crystal Pyramid Technique. $35. Must register at 908-305-9134. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Suite 3, Rockaway. LisaBellini.net.

Group Healing—7:30–9:30 p.m. Experience the power of Etheric Healing in a group session. FREE lecture will be followed by a powerful group healing, drawing forth the transformative strength of the full moon energies. Space is limited, so please RSVP. Lecture FREE/Group Healing $42. Register at 732927-1116 or healingaia.com. healingaia Holistic Wellness, 13 E Main St., Mendham.

Feng Shui Fundamentals with Michelle Zanoni—7–8:30 p.m. Learn basic Feng Shui principles to help you experience your home or office in a fresh new way. Sept 15: Elemental Feng Shui; Sept. 22: Prosperity, A Way of Life; Sept. 29: Clutter Busting with Feng Shui. $35 class/all three, $90. To register, contact Michelle at 201-400-4669 or MZanoni@optonline.net. Held at The Room Above, 2 E. Main St., Brookside. TheRoomAbove.com.

Monthly Meditation Circle—7:30–9:00 p.m. Have you always wanted to quiet your mind and never knew how? Come and learn how to leave your stresses behind and quiet your mind for wellbeing, stress reduction, and improving a depressed immune system. $15 per month. Class size is limited. Register by calling 973-383-6847 or Cindy@ FreshLookOnLife.com. Fresh Look on Life, 31 Route 206, Suite 3, Augusta.

Be The Medicine-Apprentice To You—7–9:30 p.m. Tools from around the world are taught to awaken you to live purposefully and freely and to integrate into your job, family and life. For healers, teachers, spiritual seekers. Janet StraightArrow, Be The Medicine, 18 Bank St., Suite 300, Morristown. 973-647-2500. BeTheMedicine.com.

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craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $55. Held at Bloomfield Hypnosis Counseling Center, 554 Bloomfield Ave., Suite L2, Bloomfield. 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis—7:30–8:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $55. Held at Bloomfield Hypnosis Counseling Center, 554 Bloomfield Ave., Suite L2, Bloomfield. 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com. The Tuning Effect—8:30-9:15 p.m. Life’s obstacles and challenges push our minds and bodies out of tune. Bring yourself back with The Tuning Effect, a new way to effectively manage and overcome these challenges by learning to harness the power of your mind. $55. Held at Bloomfield Hypnosis Counseling Center, 554 Bloomfield Ave., Suite L2, Bloomfield. Also held Monday, September 26, same time, Rutherford Adult School, 56 Elliott Place, Rutherford. 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Naturally Speaking: Meet the Artists Open House—6:30–9 p.m. Meet the artists behind the Naturally Speaking collection. Featuring works in painting, photography, collage, textiles, jewelry, furniture design, glassworks, ink, wood and ceramics by some of our featured local artists. Free. Refreshments will be served. Restyle Renew, 27 E. Main St., Denville. 973-983-8100. RestyleRenew.com/events. Toby Walker—8–11 p.m. Rachel Streich and Jean Scully open. The Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Adults $7; children 12 and under, free. For more info call 973-335-9489 or visit FolkProject.org. Handicapped accessible; free parking.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Yoga for Scoliosis—8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Join Theresa Rowland for this daylong Saturday workshop on the basics of practicing and teaching yoga for scoliosis. Teachers as well as students are welcomed to attend. $230 Studio Yoga, 2 Green Village Rd., Madison. 973-966-5311. “Where the Wild Things Are” at Antler Ridge—1–5 p.m. Guest speakers, wildlife artists and photographers, and delicious organic food. Admission and lectures are free, and participants are welcomed to hike the sanctuary’s nature trails. Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, 52 County Road 661, Newton. For more information, email Kelly@Antler-ridge.com or visit Antler-ridge.com. Crystalline Awareness for Healing with Mika—1–6 p.m. Learn to create sacred space to choose and program your crystals and set the stage to connect with Spirit. Brazilian crystals blessed by John of God will be available. $77. Register with Ellen at 973-618-6195 or EETierney@aol.com. Held at The Room Above, 2 E. Main St., Brookside. TheRoomAbove.com. AcademyforHealingArts.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Global Mala NJ—9 a.m.–2 p.m. Global Mala Benefit event, with 108 sun salutes, vendors, massage, and live music. Central High School, Newark. For more information, visit GlobalMalaNJ.com. Reiki Level II Practitioner Course—9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 22 6:30–9 p.m. Become a Reiki Level II practitioner. Discover remote healing and

the power of the symbols. Prerequisite Reiki Level I. $250 prepaid registration before September 15. For more info, or to register, call 973-686-9100 or email Suzanne@AquarianSun.net. Aquarian Sun Healing and Learning Center, 1574 Rt. 23 N., Suite C, Butler. Open House at The Healing Center—1–5 p.m. No entry fee. Dollar-per-minute sessions available. Come experience different modalities such as tarot and psychic readings, hypnosis, dream interpretation, Reiki, acupuncture, and massage. Enjoy dollar-per-minute mini sessions with our experienced practitioners. NJHealingCenter.com. The Healing Center, 142 Main Street, Bloomingdale. 973-714-0765. Creating Your Ideal Week - Healthy, Productive, Calm & Fun—7–8:30 p.m. In this interactive workshop, you will learn a system to plan your week that includes time to attend to all the responsibilities of your home, career, family, and friends, and still have plenty of time left over for you! You will end with a few minutes of guided visualization and salt therapy. Led by Ellen Goldman, Certified Professional Wellness Coach. $30. Light snacks provided. Space is limited. Reservation required. Info@RespiraSalt.com or 908-665-0333. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. RespiraSalt.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Meditation in the Salt Room—7–8 p.m. Practice mindfulness-based stress reduction and other meditation techniques. Every class concludes with guided relaxation and a few minutes of salt therapy. $15. Class limited, must register Info@RespiraSalt.com or 908-665-0333. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. RespiraSalt.com. Stop Smoking with Hypnosis—6:30–7:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $49. Held at Union YMHA, 501 Green Lane, Union. 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis—7:30–8:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $49. Held at Union YMHA, 501 Green Lane, Union. 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Aromatherapy to Balance the Chakras with Adora Winquist—11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Learn about essential oils to balance your chakras, the seven major energy centers that relate to personal growth, healing and empowerment. You will experience an aromatic healing meditation with synergies created from essential oils, gem and flower essences and our trademark energetic infusion. Free. Register via email at RCM.RSVP@WholeFoods.com. Whole Foods Market Rose City Madison, 222 Main St., Madison. 973-822-8444. Living in Accordance to the Universal Laws with Lisa Bellini—6:30–9 p.m. This workshop examines 20 primary Universal laws that, when applied, assist you in maintaining the balance in your life. $35. Must register at 908-305-9134. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Suite 3, Rockaway. LisaBellini.net. Be The Medicine Circle-Meditation, Learning and Healing—7–9:30 p.m. Explore deeper ways to live and heal in these changing times. New tools and

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Emotional Release—7:30–9:30 p.m. Experience Etheric Healing in a group session enhanced with the power of essential oils. FREE Lecture will be followed by Emotional Release techniques with oils to clear emotional/mental blockages and trauma, as well as a powerful Group Healing. Space is limited, so please RSVP. Lecture FREE/ Emotional Release + Group Healing $52. Register at 732-927-1116 or healingaia.com. healingaia Holistic Wellness, 13 E Main St., Mendham.

Seriously Need a Break? Yoga Retreat—Starts Friday at 4 p.m. and ends Sunday at 2 p.m. Join yoga therapist Nancy Candea at the beautiful Kirkridge Retreat Center in Pennsylvania for a restful, playful, spiritual and rejuvenating weekend. Home-cooked meals prepared by guest nutrition coach Christine Grasso. 973-874-YOGA (9642) or NancyCandea9@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Be the Medicine-Refresh, Renew and Reclaim You—10 a.m.–Noon. Experience deep meditation, teachings and tools to simplify your life, health, relationships and career. $35. RSVP 973-647-2500. Janet StraightArrow, Be The Medicine, 18 Bank St., Morristown. BeTheMedicine.com. Build Your Titanium Immune System—6:30 p.m. Learn how to build your Titanium Immune System. Must register at 908-903-9400. Rossi Family Chiropractic, 1107 Valley Rd., Stirling. Women’s Wellness Club: How to Beat those Crazy Cravings in 7 Simple Steps ~ Without Feeling Deprived—7–8:30 p.m. Facilitated by Christine Grasso. Learn how to trim down your waistline, have boundless energy, and stop stomach pain. $37–$47/ month. Must register at ChristineGrasso.com. Mt. Tabor Healing Center, 999 Tabor Rd. 2nd Floor, Morris Plains. 201-787-4950. Stop Smoking with Hypnosis—6:30–7:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $49. Held at Curves of Jefferson, 5 Bowling Green Parkway, Lake Hopatcong. 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis—7:30–8:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $49. Held at Curves of Jefferson, 5 Bowling Green Parkway, Lake Hopatcong. 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Secrets to Attracting Ideal Clients, Sales, and Money—7–8:30 p.m. Learn the essential steps of The Secret, and the Law of Attraction, to attract ideal clients, sales, and money to your business or practice. Experience a guided meditative journey that will help you start attracting what you want NOW! $35. Space limited…must RSVP to Leslie Lobell, LPC at 908-577-0053 or Leslie@LeslieLobell.com. The Healing Center, 142 Main St., Bloomingdale. NJHealingCenter.com. Lunch and Learn: Alternative Birth Methods—11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Join Madison chiropractor Jim Hollenbach, midwives and local mothers who chose home birth to discuss individualized birth plans. Light lunch for all participants, gift bags and the chance to win a gift basket filled with newborn

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Fall Yoga Retreat: Unexpected Beauty ~ The Hidden Value of Change and Transition with Rev. Jaganath Carrera—Starts Friday at 5 p.m. and ends Sunday at 3 p.m. $375. Presented by Yoga Life Society. Held at Mount Eden Retreat Center, 56 Millpond Rd., Washington. For more info and to register, visit YogaLifeSociety.com. Ilusha Tsinadze—8–11 p.m. Kirsten Lamb opens. The Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Adults $7; children 12 and under, free. For more info call 973-335-9489 or visit FolkProject.org. Handicapped accessible; free parking.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Healing Touch Level 1 Class—9 a.m.–5 p.m. Also on Sept. 25. Healing Touch is a light touch, relaxing energy therapy that helps the body rest, restore and rebuild. Learn the basics of energy medicine plus 12 techniques to help yourself and others. $35. HT is a professional nursing program that is open to the public. For more info visit HealingTouchNJ.com or call 973-214-2582. HealingTouchNJ.com. Eco-Friendly Deck and Outdoor Wood Maintenance—10–11:30 a.m. Free workshop Presented by SmartLittleHouse and the Roseland Green Team. Held at The Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Advance Registration required; call 973-228-8776. Begin a Journey to Be The Medicine for You and Your Family—10 a.m.–4 p.m. Confused about which direction to take to heal and prevent disease, pain and depression? Learn the wisdom, tools and practices to help you solve problems and live healing as a lifestyle. $150. RSVP: 973-647-2500. Janet StraightArrow, Be The Medicine, 18 Bank St., Morristown. BeTheMedicine.com. Crystal Pyramid Technique Level II—10 a.m.–6 p.m. Also on Sept. 25. Become a Certified Crystal Healer. $444 includes manual, meditation CD and Awakening Oil. Prerequisite: Introduction to Palm Reading (held on Sept. 13). Must register at 908305-9134. Crystal Healing Center, 171 W. Main St., Suite 3, Rockaway. LisaBellini.net. Painting and Decorating for Families with Asthma, Allergies, Chemical & Odor Sensitivities—Noon– 1:30 p.m. Presented by SmartLittleHouse and the Roseland Green Team. Held at The Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Advance registration required; call 973-228-8776.

Drum and Dance—8-11 p.m. A gathering of drummers, dancers, and hoopers. Art table, vendors, light refreshments. Open to all, $12 admission fee (children under 12, free). Email WoodnDrums@ yahoo.com for more information or to reserve a drum. New Jersey Foundation for the Blind, 230 Diamond Spring Road, Denville.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Angelic Communication through Cards, Part II with Cecelia Barndt, the Angel Whisperer—1–3 p.m. Part I Sept. 11. Bring your deck once again and Barndt will expertly guide you through this hands-on session. $25. Circle of Intention, 76 Main St., High Bridge. 908-638-9066. Christina@CircleOfIntention .com. CircleofIntention.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Reiki Healing Circle—7–8:30 p.m. Experience restoration, relaxation, and balance as you enjoy Reiki in the salt room; includes guided meditation, intro to Reiki, chair treatments, and a few minutes of salt therapy. $20. Class limited, must register at Info@RespiraSalt.com or 908-665-0333. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. Respiras\Salt.com. Stop Smoking with Hypnosis—6:30–7:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. $65. Held at Rutherford Adult School, 56 Elliott Place, Rutherford. 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com. Lose Weight with Hypnosis—7:30–8:30 p.m. Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. $65. Held at Rutherford Adult School, 56 Elliott Place, Rutherford. 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com. The Tuning Effect—8:30–9:15 p.m. Are you suffering from overeating, smoking, unhappiness, or low self-esteem? The Tuning Effect is a new way to effectively manage and overcome these challenges by learning to harness the power of your mind. $65. Held at Rutherford Adult School, 56 Elliott Place, Rutherford 908-996-3311. HypnosisNJ.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Prosperity Consciousness Workshop: How to Make Money Work for YOU—7–9 p.m. Learn how to take control of your financial life. $30. Instructors: Theresa Yarosh & Arlene Rich. To reserve your seat, call Suzanne at 973-686-9100. Aquarian Sun Healing and Learning Center, 1574 Rt. 23 N., Butler.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Living with your Crystal Child—7-8:30 p.m. The Crystal Children bring to this world pure love. They are highly sensitive and psychic. Come and learn about these Lightworkers and how to nurture their spirits. Must register. $20. Huna Healing Center, 171 West Main St., Rockaway, 973-224-6773. HunaHealingCenter.com.

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ongoingevents sunday Summit Unitarian Worship Service—9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. The Unitarian Church, 4 Waldron Ave., Summit. 908-273-3245. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship—Worship services at 10 a.m. Children and Youth Religious Education at 9 a.m. 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-540-1177, ext. 201. Fresh Freedom Call Ministry—9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. Fresh Freedom Call is an outreach to those living on city streets. This nonprofit organization serves more than 75 people each week at Fresh Anointing International Church, 23-25 Washington St (corner of James St.), Newark. Monetary donations, food drives and fundraising are always needed. All donations are used for the sole purpose and benefit of the homeless community. To learn more about Fresh Freedom Call, visit FreshFreedomCall.org or call 973-713-2145. Restorative Yoga—10:30–11:30 a.m. Mondays. Gibbons Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, 601 Jefferson Rd., Suite 102, Parsippany. 973-887-0860. Summit Unitarian Church Worship Service—10:45 a.m. The Unitarian Church, 4 Waldron Ave., Summit. 908-273-3245. Center for Spiritual Living ~ Morristown—11 a.m. Sunday Celebration and Youth Program, followed by refreshments at noon in Friendship Hall. 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Unity of Sussex County—11 a.m. Sunday Celebration and Youth Program, followed by fellowship in Wakeman Hall. 25 Mudcut Rd, Lafayette. 973-3836277. UnityofSussex.org. Morning Satsang with Rev. Jaganath Carrera—10 a.m.–Noon. Sundays beginning Sept. 11. $25. Presented by Yoga Life Society. Held at Serenity Yoga & Wellness Spa, 1244 McBride Ave., Woodland Park. YogaLifeSociety.com. Chatham Drum Circle & Sacred Circle of Sound—3 p.m. Third Sundays. Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp. Donations welcome. No calls Sunday: 973-6579696 or 212-475-1090.

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AA Meeting (O-B-ST)—8 p.m. Sundays. Going through the12 Steps together you may write, make amends, pray and meditate, share what you have written, and/or take action as outlined by the steps. Open to those struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. Free. Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Cranford.

monday Morris County Career Network—9–11 a.m. Second and Fourth Mondays. Provides a supportive environment to practice your pitch, exchange business ideas and discuss new ways of finding employment, creating opportunity or preparing a successful proposal. Hosted at the St. Peter’s Morristown Parish Hall, 70 Maple Ave., Morristown. Parking is provided by Assumption Church at their lower lot behind 95 Maple Ave. Ekujan@ccm.edu. The Radiant Self: Women’s Creative & Spiritual Exploration Group—9:30–11:30 a.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 12. Enjoy guided meditation, creative & spiritual exercises and discussions where you can delve deeper within yourself to discover the radiant self and learn how to more effectively express her. Bring your open mind and heart. Pre-registration required. Non-refundable $40 registration fee and a $20 weekly fee; includes a binder, small journal for writing. For more info call Sue at 908-879-3937 or visit TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. MOMS Club of Flanders Area—10 a.m. First Mondays. Connect with other stay-at-home moms and their children. Nonprofit support group for families in Flanders, Roxbury Twp., and Chester. Email MomsClubFlanders@yahoo.com or visit MomsClubFlanders.Synthasite.com. Fall Writing Workshop with Kathy Kane—10 a.m.–Noon. Mondays, Sept 26–Nov. 14. These workshops are a place to explore your voice and to remember the stories you carry inside. $240 for 8 sessions. To register, contact Kathy at 973-978-5282 or Kathy@ KaneCreativeConsulting.com. Held at The Room Above, 2 E. Main St., Brookside. TheRoomAbove. com. For more information on the writing workshop method, visit KaneCreativeConsulting.com. Ongoing Qigong with Sal Canzonieri—Noon. Mondays. Held at The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry

St., Chester. Call Sue at 908-879-3937 for pricing & more info. TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. Lunchtime Chi Kung (Qigong)—Noon–1 p.m. Mondays. Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focuses attention. The gentle, rhythmic movements reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. $20 per class or $90 for six classes. Sponsored by Mir-Yam School of Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and Meditation and held at Clear Mountain Zen Center, 22 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair. More info, contact Miriam at 973857-9536 or Miriam@mir-yam.com. Mir-Yam.com. Beginner Yoga Adult Class—Noon–1 p.m. Mondays. Drop-in $25; 4 sessions $75; 8 sessions $130; New Student promotion 3 sessions $45. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Noontime Energy Enhancing Blasts with Sal Canzonieri—Noon–1 p.m. Mondays. Lunchtime energy healing to get yourself charged up for the week. $15. Register at 908-879-3937. The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St, Chester. TheArtofTheHeart-Chester.com. Tai Chi—5 p.m. Mondays. The Healthy Lifestyles Center at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301. Meditation—6:30 p.m. The Healthy Lifestyles Center at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301. Martial Arts of Zen—6:30–8 p.m. Mondays. Develop focus, concentration, breath control, power, spontaneity and Zen actualization while improving fitness and learning practical, reality-based personal protection. Classes led by Jeff Eisenberg, 6th degree Black Belt. Zen Center, 393 Crescent Ave, Wyckoff. 201-8919100. Office@ZenGarland.org. HighZen.org. Meditation in the Salt Room—7–8 p.m. Third Monday. Practice mindfulness-based stress reduction and other meditation techniques. Every class concludes with guided relaxation and a few minutes of salt therapy. $15. Class limited, must register Info@RespiraSalt.com or 908-665-0333. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. RespiraSalt.com. Reiki Healing Circle—7–8:30 p.m. Second and Fourth Mondays. Experience restoration, relaxation,

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and balance as you enjoy Reiki in the salt room; includes guided meditation, intro to Reiki, chair treatments, and a few minutes of salt therapy. $20. Class limited, must register at Info@RespiraSalt. com or 908-665-0333. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. Respiras\ Salt.com. Psychic Mediumship—7–9 p.m. The first 3 Mondays. Gather with two to five family members and attempt to contact the energy of your loved ones who have passed away. Bring a digital recorder. Held in Netcong. Call 908-852-4635 to register. Garry@ Hyp4life.com. HYP4LIFE.com. Psychic Development Class—7–9 p.m. The last Mondays. Includes psychic development exercises, metaphysical discussions and psychic and/or Mediumship “readings.” fee is $10. Held in Netcong. Space is limited. Call 908-852-4635 to register. Garry@Hyp4life.com. HYP4LIFE.com. The School of Practical Philosophy—7–9:30 p.m. Mondays Sept. 19 thru Nov. 21. The School of Practical Philosophy is dedicated to studying the great philosophical and religious teachings of the past and the present. Classes demonstrate how these principles can be put to practical and effective use. $90 for 10 sessions/$45 for full time students, no refunds for missed classes. Held at the Quaker Meeting House, 158 Southern Blvd., Chatham. To register, or for more info, call 973-885-2753 or visit PhilosophyWorks.org. A Course in Miracles—7:30 p.m. Mondays. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. Unity of Montclair, 84 Orange Rd., Montclair. $10 suggested donation. Contact Connie at 973-2398402 for details. UnityofMontclair.com. Psychic Readings with Sue—7:30–9 p.m. Mondays. Call 908-879-3937 to schedule an appt. Held at The Art of the Heart at 15 Perry St., Chester. Law of Attraction Meeting—7:30–9 p.m. Mondays. This meeting is intended to foster support for individuals who are incorporating this law into their life. Attendance limited; must register at 973-383-6847 or Cindy@FreshLookonLife.com. FreshLookonLife.com. Fresh Look on Life, 31 Rt. 206, Suite 3, Augusta.

tuesday Morris County Striders Running Club ~ Tuesday Night Track Workouts—Check website for time. Currently at Mountain Lakes High School track. See MorrisCountyStriders.com and click Activities. Dues May to May: $15 individual, $20 family. Pete at PLee@us.Fujitsu.com. White Oak Yoga—9:30–10:45 a.m. or 5:45–7 p.m. Mixed level. $10 or $50 for six classes. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg, 14 Sparta Ave., 973-729-1900. WhiteOakCenter.com. Intro to Nia—3:15 p.m. Tuesdays. The Healthy Lifestyles Center at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301. Awareness through Movement Classes with Diane Bates—4:30–5:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Guild Cer-

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tified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Ease pain, improve posture, prevent injury, increase energy, and reduce stress. $15 class, everyone welcome. Offered at 24 Elm St., Room 1, Morristown. Call 973-534-8122 or email Diane.Bates7@Mac.com for more info. Preschool Yoga Class—4:30–5:15 p.m. Tuesdays. More info at 201-213-1294. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St. Morristown. TheWholeChildNJ.Health.OfficeLive.com. Yoga—5 p.m. Tuesdays. The Healthy Lifestyles Center at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301. Cross Bike Rides—5:30 p.m. On trails, some pavement. +/- 2 hrs at a moderate pace. All welcome. Bring lights. Meet at Van Dessel Sports, 55 Market St., Morristown. More info at Edwin@VanDesselSports .com. NjBikeRacing.com. Girl’s Yoga Class—5:30–6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. CHi Positive Energy Network—6–8 p.m. Every other Tuesday, beginning September 13. For Northern NJ Spirit Connections, Business Referrals & New Clients. RSVP CeCe at 973-285-7590 or CeCe@CHiConsultant.com. Held at The Paris Inn Restaurant, 1292 Alps Rd., Wayne. Visit CHiConsultant.com/events for details and directions. SMART Recovery—6:30–8 p.m. Tuesdays. Secular, science-based recovery group for support and assistance with all forms of addictive behavior. Free. Roxbury Twp. Library. 201-774-8323. SmartRox@ Optimum.net. Tuesday Evening Meditation—6:45-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Each week there will be discussion about a type of meditation, followed by the practice. Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd., Lafayette. 973383-6277. UnityofSussex.org. Mother/Daughter Yoga—7–8 p.m. Tuesdays. More info at 201-213-1294. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St. Morristown. TheWholeChildNJ.Health.OfficeLive.com. Reiki Circle for Everyone—7–8:30 p.m. First Tuesdays. Learn more about this natural healing modality or brush up on your skills. By donation. Andrea Grace at the Center for Natural Healing, Kings Plaza, Upper Level, 430 Springfield Ave., Ste. 209, Berkeley Heights. 908-963 7911. Info@ AndreaGrace.com. Debtors Anonymous Meeting—7–8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 12-step meeting for those dealing with debt, overspending and under-earning. Downstairs Main Bldg. at Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1 East Oak St. 877-717-3328 or Njpada.org. Sacred Light Circle of Intention, Prayer, Meditation and Healing—7–9 p.m. Second & fourth Tuesdays. Join the Circle where you will build a HeartBridge to the Heartwomb of Love and Healing through Sacred Intention, Prayer, Meditation and Sound Healing. This is a nondenominational gathering which honors all faiths and beliefs. Suggested love offering $11. Facilitated by Rev. Patricia Santoro, experienced healer, intuitive, teacher and modern mystic. For more info contact Pat at 973-

366-8765 or Divine.Alchemy111@gmail.com. Rest Stop Rejuvenate, 21 Maple Ave., Rockaway. 973985-7548. RestStopRejuvenate.com. The Spirit Gathering Church—7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. A night of prayer, energy healing, discussion, meditation and mediumship. Facilitated by Rev. Susan C. Nigra, CHt. All welcome. Held in the rear of Yoga West, 86 Main St., Succasunna. Donations accepted. 973-691-9244 or 973-876-2449. Office@ TheSpiritGathering.net. TheSpiritGathering.net. The Morris Music Men Quartet—7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 300 Shunpike Rd., Chatham. Sing and socialize. Newcomers always welcome. 877-808-8697. MorrisMusicMen.org. North American Butterfly Association—7:30 p.m. First Tuesdays. Frelinghuysen Arboretum Education Center, 53 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7600. Restorative Yoga—7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Community House, Madison. Contact Anitateresap@aol. com for schedule and details. A Course in Miracles—7:30 p.m. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. MiraclesCourse.org. Garwood. Betsy Zipkin 732-469-0234. Meditation and Healing Group—7:30 p.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays. Sponsored by the Metaphysical Center of NJ, in Towaco. Free. No exp. necessary. Contact Peggy Tierney for directions and info at 973-299-0172. Book Study Group—7:30–9 p.m. Held at Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd., Lafayette. UnityofSussex.org. More info: 973-383-6277. The Gathering—7:30–9:30 p.m. First and Third Tuesdays. Worship Service with Christina Lynn Whited. Offering of $10-$20 requested. Call 908638-9066 to register. Circle of Intention, 76 Main St., High Bridge. CircleOfIntention.com. Happy Soles Scottish Country Dance Classes, Fanwood—7:30–10 p.m. Tuesdays, late September through May. A social dancing group that’s part of the New Jersey Branch, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Scottish country dancing is the traditional social dance of Scotland, consisting of jigs, reels, hornpipes and strathspeys. All dances are taught, and beginners are welcome; no experience or partner necessary. Fanwood Presbyterian Church, 74 S. Martine Ave. at LaGrande Ave., Fanwood. $3 per class. Tea and refreshments served. For more information, contact Loretta Holz at 732-356-3923; loretta.holz@gmail.com.

wednesday Parent-Child Group—9–11 a.m. Parents, caregivers, and their children. Emerson Lily Free School, 55 Lackawanna Dr., Stanhope. Kelly Coyle DiNorcia. Home.HomeWebs.com. Groups.yahoo.com. Chakra Yoga with Chant and Tibetan Yoga— 9:30–10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Westfield Yoga, 231 Elmer St., Westfield. Call 908-232-1355 for details. Kundalini Yoga—10 a.m. Wednesdays. A blend of asanas, movement, breathing techniques, medi-

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Above, 2 E. Main St., Brookside. TheRoomAbove. com. For more information on the writing workshop method, visit KaneCreativeConsulting.com.

Vinyasa Yoga with Katarina (Kat) Baresic—11 a.m. Wednesdays. Mixed Level (Beginner/Intermediate). Move through sun salutations in order to create heat in the body, focus on alignment and holding poses longer to further build strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. Prerequisites: no major injuries and ability to perform basic standing poses with confidence. Not suitable for pregnant women. Yoga West Holistic Center, 86 Main St., Succasunna. YogaWest.com. 973-584-6664.

Introduction to Soto Zen Practice—7:15 p.m. Hands-on instruction and explanation for seated and walking meditation. Dharma Talk and discussion. By donation. Rev. Shofu Keegan, Empty Hand Zen Group, 22 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair. 908-6728782. EmptyHandZen.org.

Healing Meditations with Rev. Frankie—Noon. Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. Free. 973-539-3333.

The Morris County (West) Chapter of Holistic Moms Network—7:30 p.m. First Wednesdays. Held at Chester Field House, 107 Seminary Ave., Chester. InfoHMNWestMorris@yahoo.com or Home.HomeWebs.com/HMNWestMorrisCtyNJ/.

Yoga/Pilates Fusion—3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Healthy Lifestyles Center: at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301. Restorative Yoga—4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Healthy Lifestyles Center: at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301. Zumba—5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Healthy Lifestyles Center: at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301. Chi Kung (Qigong) for Women—5:30–6:30 p.m. meets every week in Verona to practice gentle, relaxing, and healing movement. All ages and levels welcome. Info and directions at 973-857-9536. Beginner Yoga Adult Class—6:15–7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Drop-ins $20; 4 sessions $65; 8 sessions $120. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Guided Meditation & Chanting—6–7 p.m. Westfield Yoga Studio, 231 Elmer St., Westfield. $14 per class or $72 for 6. Preregister at 908-232-1355. Adult Yoga Class—6:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Drop-in $25. 4 sessions $75; 8 sessions $130.00; New Student 3 sessions $45. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. A Course in Miracles—7–8:30 p.m. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. MiraclesCourse.org. Fanwood. Peter Ferraro. 908-322-8181. Women’s Healing Circle—7–9 p.m. First Wednesdays. Support, share, bond and attain deep peace through guided meditation. Led by Lindsey Sass. Preregister at 973-714-0765. $30. The Healing Center, 142 Main St., Bloomingdale. Trust Feng Shui—7–9 p.m. Wednesdays in September; beginning the Sept. 14. Learn Feng Shui at the home of Deanna Trust in Denville. $91 for the series. Register with Deanna at 973-366-3570 or TtrustLinkDesign@aol.com. More info at TrustFengShui.com. Fall Writing Workshop with Kathy Kane—10 a.m.–Noon. Mondays, Sept 26–Nov. 14. These workshops are a place to explore your voice and to remember the stories you carry inside. $240 for 8 sessions. To register, contact Kathy at 973-978-5282 or Kathy@ KaneCreativeConsulting.com. Held at The Room

A Course in Miracles Study Group—7:15–9 p.m. Westfield Yoga Studio, 231 Elmer St., Westfield. $10. Call in advance 908-232-1355.

Sierra Club General Meeting—7:30 p.m. Loantaka Group. Second Wednesdays. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St, Chatham. Directions: NewJersey.SierraClub.org. Health & Wellness Professional Network ~Wellness Seminars—7:30–8:30 p.m. Maplewood Memorial Library. Co-sponsored by HWPN and the Maplewood Library. Info Ilona Hress at GrowConscious@ optonline.net. HWPN.org. Psychic Development I—7:30–9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept 21. Learn to quiet your mind using focus techniques and hands-on exercises, what clairvoyance, clairsentience and clairaudience are, and how to trust what you get and interpret symbols. Suitable for all levels. $35. Instructor: Arlene Rich, Spiritual Medium. Prepaid registration before September 19. For more info, or to register, call 973-686-9100 or email Suzanne@AquarianSun.net. Aquarian Sun Healing and Learning Center, 1574 Rt. 23 N., Butler. International Folk Dancing—7:30–11 p.m. Wednesdays. Learn dances and music from over 100 countries with ten instructors. First hour dedicated to beginners and new dances. Refreshments served. Mountain Lakes Community Church, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes. $5. 973-627-4386 or 973-5397020 or 973-635-4913.

AA Meeting (O-B-ST)—8 p.m. Wednesdays. Going through the12 steps together you may write, make amends, pray and meditate, share what you have written, and/or take action as outlined by the steps. Open to those struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. Free. Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Cranford. Reiki Circle—8–9 p.m. Wednesdays. Gentle intro to Reiki, guided meditation and Reiki sample. Questions welcome. $10 suggested donation. Miriam’s Well Healing at Wellness on the Green, 26 W. Park Pl., 2nd Fl., Morristown. 917202-0475. MiriamsWellHealing@yahoo.com. MiriamsWellHealing.com.

thursday Morning Chi Kung (Qigong)—8:30–9:15 a.m. All welcome. Movement is simple and adjustable to your needs. The WAE Center at Temple B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, W. Orange. 973-857-9536. Be the Medicine - Refresh, Renew and Reclaim You—10 a.m.–Noon. Second and Fourth Thursdays. Experience deep meditation, teachings and tools to live your life. $35. Must register at 973-647-2500. Janet StraightArrow, 18 Bank St., Suite 300, Morristown. BeTheMedicine.com. Talk & Tour with Tyrone—10 a.m.–12 noon. Whole Foods Market, 235 Prospect Ave. West Orange. Call 973-669-3196. Beginner Yoga Adult Class—11 a.m.–Noon. Thursdays. Drop-ins $20; 4 sessions $65; 8 session $120. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Intro to Yoga Pilates—Noon. Thursdays. The Healthy Lifestyles Center at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301. Healthy Food Prep Classes with Phyllis Deering— Noon. Third Thursdays. Come each month and learn about delicious and healthy food preparation. $25; 4 for $75. Contact Marnie at Mountain Lakes Organic Co-op, LLC, 10 Vale Dr, Mountain Lakes. 973-3354469. FruitLady@MountainLakesOrganic.com.

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White Oak Yoga—4:15–5:15 p.m. Gentle Yoga. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg, 14 Sparta Ave., 973-729-1900. WhiteOakCenter.com. Yoga for Special Needs—5–5:45 p.m. Thursdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Personalized Fitness Consultations—5–8 p.m. Thursdays. Learn how to lose weight and tone safely and effectively, and what to buy to set up your in-home exercise program. By appt. $20. Ryan Chiropractic, 961 Rt. 10 E., Randolph. 973-252-6040. Special Needs Yoga—5:15–6 p.m. Thursdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Compassionate Communication Practice—6–7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Build closer, more loving relationships by practicing your skills in conflict resolution and empathetic communication. Ask@ANaturalAffinity.com. ANaturalAffinity.com. A Natural Affinity, a dating & social network for like-minded people. Autumn Adult Yoga Series—6:15–7:30 p.m. Thursdays in Sept; beginning Sept. 8. This class will introduce adult beginners to the many joys of yoga. Gain strength, flexibility and warmth as you move into the cool autumn season. Explore the benefits of rhythmic breath and movement in preparation for the cooler months to come. All levels welcome. $40 for series. Advance registration is required; call 973.228.8776. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. The Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Reiki Share—6:30–9 p.m. Fourth Thursdays. Experience Reiki’s healing touch by giving or receiving. All welcome. Free. Aquarian Sun, 1574 Rt. 23 N, Suite C, Butler. 973-686-9100. Suzanne@AquarianSun.net. AquarianSun.net. The Sussex County Chapter of Holistic Moms—7 pm. Second Thursdays. Meetings feature guest speakers, “Mom’s Nights Out,” and play dates. A national nonprofit organization connecting mothers who are passionate about holistic health and green living. Free. Held at Holy Counselor Lutheran Church, 68 Sand Hill Rd., Sussex. 973-347-1246. TiggerNorton04@gmail.com.

Soul Circle—7–8:30 p.m. Thursdays. With Alicia DiGiovanni and/or people of other practices. Journey in A Circle to empower and enrich your soul with meditation, spiritual guidance and energy medicine of Reiki, 5 Senses and Vibrational Medicine Practitioner, Shamanism disciplines and more. Offering of $10 - $20 requested. Call 908313-1609 to register. 6 Summit Road, Murray Hill. AliciaDiGiovanniSoulCircle@hotmail.com. Poetry Well Gathering—7–9 p.m. Second Thursdays. Open to all who have a desire to share original work or your favorite poems. Suggested donation $10; includes tea/coffee and a light snack. Rest Stop Rejuvenate, 21 Maple Ave, Rockaway. Call Vicki at 973-985-7548. RestStopRejuvenate.com. The Mystical Poet’s Society—7–9 p.m. Last Thursdays. A “play date” to explore the poetry, prose, prayers and intuitive thoughts of Mystical Poets such as Rumi, Gibran, Hafiz and Tagore. Please bring your writing quill and parchment. $10 includes beverage and light snack. Rest Stop Rejuvenate, 21 Maple Ave., Rockaway. 973-985-7548. RestStopRejuvenate.com. Be The Medicine-Apprentice To You—7–9:30 p.m. First and Third Thursdays. Tools from around the world are taught to awaken you to live purposefully and freely and to integrate into your job, family and life. For healers, teachers, spiritual seekers. Janet StraightArrow, Be The Medicine, 18 Bank St., Suite 300, Morristown. 973-647-2500. BeTheMedicine.com. Taking Control of Your Own Health and Wealth—7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Discover the difference between opportunity and success. Free. All welcome. RSVP 908-461-0141 or drjerz@aol.com. 35 W. Main St., Denville. A Course in Miracles—7:30 p.m. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy. MiraclesCourse.org. Summit. Betsy Zipkin. 732-469-0234. Health and Wellness Professional Network Scotch Plains Meeting—7:30–9 p.m. First Thursdays. Bring business cards and brochures and network with your wellness community. Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey, 1391 Martine Ave. Topics and info: Hwpn.org.

Women’s Interest Group—7:30–9:15 p.m. every other Thursday. Call to confirm date. Speak with women about health, marital, family and personal issues affecting life quality. Celebrate, change negatives to positives, be nurtured, feel joy. The Riverview Marriage & Family Counseling Center, 43 Powhatatan Way, Mt. Olive. 908-850-5778. TrumpNetwork Presentation—8 p.m. Thursdays. Timing is the key to success. Held at Jersey Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 35 West Main St., Suite 202, Denville. RSVP 908 461-0141. Office: 973 625-7800. Drjerz@aol.com.

friday Autumn Adult Yoga Series—9:30–10:45 p.m. Thursdays in Sept; beginning Sept. 9. This class will introduce adult beginners to the many joys of yoga. Gain strength, flexibility and warmth as you move into the cool autumn season. Explore the benefits of rhythmic breath and movement in preparation for the cooler months to come. All levels welcome. $10 per class. Advance registration is required; call 973.228.8776. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. The Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Healing Chi Kung (Qigong) Meditation—9:30–11 a.m. Great practice if you want to invest in preventive medicine, self-healing, and/or energy work. Standing and sitted meditation practiced, Chi Kung principals and theory taught. Blu Lotus, 20 Church St., Montclair. Call before attending first class. 973-857-9536. Morning Meditation—10–11 a.m. Fridays. Held at TheArt of the Heart, 15 Perry St., Chester. RSVP at 908879-3937. More info at TheArtoftheHeart-Chester .com. Overeaters Anonymous Meeting—10:30 a.m.– Noon. 12-step group to support those losing weight or wishing to maintain long-term weight loss. Free. Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, 75 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls. Call before attending to confirm with Angie: 973-794-3443. Wjioa.org. Zumba—11 a.m. Fridays. The Healthy Lifestyles Center: at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301.

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Yoga—Noon. Fridays. The Healthy Lifestyles Center: at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. 973-971-6301. Ongoing Qigong with Sal Canzonieri—Noon. Fridays. Held at The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St., Chester. Call Sue at 908-879-3937 for pricing & more info. TheArtoftheHeart-Chester.com. Meditation—Noon–1 p.m. First and Third Fridays. Practice mindfulness based stress reduction and other meditation techniques; conclude with guided relaxation and a few minutes of salt therapy to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. $15. Space limited. Register at Tatyana@thejoyofbalance.com or at 908-347-5209. Respira Salt Wellness Ctr., 472 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. Info@RespiraSalt.com. Debtors Anonymous Meeting—5:30–6:30 p.m. 12-step meeting for those dealing with debt, overspending and under-earning. Downstairs Main Bldg. at Redeemer Church, 37 Newton Sparta Rd., Newton. 877-717-3328. Njpada.org. Speaking with Spirit with Medium RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello—7–9 p.m. Second Fridays thru November. RoseMarie connects you to loved ones in Spirit, which can be healing and uplifting. $35. To register, contact RoseMarie at 201-349-7239 or Royoga@aol.com. Held at The Room Above, 2 E. Main St., Brookside. TheRoomAbove.com. Messages from the Other Side—7–9 p.m. Third Fridays. Held at Eleven on Main Café, 11 Main St., High Bridge. Must register at 908-6388888 or ElevenOnMain@live.com. $10 includes coffee or tea. Sponsored by Circle of Intention. CircleofIntention.com. Women’s Healing Circle—7–9 p.m. Third Fridays. Empowers women with a history of female contributions from ancient times to the present. Includes ceremonial practices of shamans, discussion of animal totems and more. RSVP. Healing Zone, 127 Valley Rd, Montclair. 973-746-3334. Massage4Bliss.com. Reiki Share—7–9 p.m. Fridays. Join with other Reiki practitioners and experience working on others. Suggested donation $10-$15. Divine Inspirations Bookstore, 217 Franklin Ave., Nutley. 973-562-5844. DivineBooks.net. Chanting & Drumming Circle—7:15–9 p.m. Fridays. Bring your drum or call to reserve one of ours. $5 donation. Refreshments available. Westfield Yoga, 231 Elmer St., Westfield. 908-232-1355. AA Meeting—7:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. 70 Maple Ave., Morristown. 973-538-0555. Evening of Prayer and Healing—7:30-9:30 p.m. Third Fridays. Join the Universal Healing family to heal all life on this planet and in this solar system, galaxy and universe. Bring finger foods to share. Growing Consciousness, 54 Canfield Rd., Morristown. Free. 973-292-5090. Evening Satsang with Rev. Jaganath Carrera—7:30–9:30 p.m. Fridays beginning Sept. 9. $15. Presented by Yoga Life Society. Held at Akasha, 265 Rt. 34 N., Rear Bldg., Colts Neck, YogaLifeSociety. com.

A Course in Miracles—8 p.m. Every other Friday. Study group for the course in spiritual psychotherapy for those looking to heal themselves of misperceptions causing the body to appear ill and the mind to be frightened, alone or not at peace. Contact June at 973-366-4455. Miracles-Course.org. The Minstrel—8–11 p.m. Fridays. A concert series run by the Folk Project. Coffee, teas, and baked goods served. No alcohol or tobacco on the premises. Admission $7; children under 12 free. All tickets sold at the door. Info and directions at 973335-9489. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. FolkProject. org. Not held September 30 due to Fall Folk Festival. Visit Festival.FolkProject.org for more info. Al-Anon Meeting—8–9:30 p.m. Center for Practical Spirituality – Religious Science, 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Rsci.org.

saturday Coffee House—Second Saturdays. Call for time. Performances by one or more musical groups, or open mic performances by singers, poets, and comedians. Modest entrance fee. Summit Unitarian Church, 4 Waldron Ave., Summit. 908 273 3245. Adult Yoga—7:45 a.m. Saturdays. Drop-in $25; 4 sessions $75; 8 sessions $130.00; New Student 3 sessions $45. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. TheWholeChildNJ. health.officelive.com. White Oak Yoga—8–9 a.m. Mixed level. Taught by Elizabeth Bell. Sparta Ambulance Bldg, 14 Sparta Ave., 973-729-1900. WhiteOakCenter.com. “Men Who Care” Men’s Meeting—8:30–10 a.m. First Saturdays. 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Rrsci.org. Books & Bagels—9:30–10:30 a.m. Saturday. Friends of the Randolph Library is sponsoring this event each week. Come meet your neighbors and share your list of favorite books. No registration required. Teens and adults only. Randolph Township Library, Quiet Study Rm., 28 Calais Rd. 973-895-3556. Overeaters Anonymous Meeting—10:15 a.m.12:15 p.m. Weekly gathering of the free support group that helps people lose weight and keep it off. Downstairs meeting room, Parsippany Library. 973-335 1717. Wjioa.com. Nia—11 a.m. Saturdays. Nia offers light cardio, strength and flexibility movement blending dance, healing and martial arts. Yoga West, 86 Main St., Succasunna. 973-584-6664. YogaWest.com. GoddessBody Fitness for Women—11 a.m.–Noon. Saturdays. World dance movements celebrating the feminine body and spirit. Afro-Brazilian Cultural Center of NJ, 356 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. Start anytime. No dance exp. required. Call TaRessa Stovall: 609-304-3481.

ris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. TheWholeChildNJ@gmail.com. Introductory Pilates Reformer Class—Noon. Saturdays. Free. Mind Body Spirit, Pilates and Gyrotonic Studio, 228 South Ave., Fanwood. 908288-7551. NJMindBodySpirit.com. Psychic Saturday—Noon–3 p.m. First Saturday. Psychic/Tarot Readings. $20/15 mins. $45/30 mins. Cassette tape of reading. SoulJourney, 194 Main St, Butler. 973-838-6564. SoulJourney.com. Integrated Yoga for Boys—1:15–2 p.m. Saturdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC, 14 Elm St., Morristown. 201-213-1294. Swingin’ Tern—8–11 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Beginners’ Workshop. First and Third Saturdays. Contra and square dancing to live music in East Hanover. Beginners are welcome at the dance and are encouraged to come to the beginners’ workshop. Come alone or with a partner. $10 adults/$5 students with ID. The First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-551-4441. Open Mic hosted by Chris Fonden & Joe Fischetti—8–11 p.m. Third Saturdays. Musicians, singers, poets, and comedians welcome to jam. All welcome to come, relax and enjoy. $12. Rest Stop Rejuvenate, 21 Maple Ave, Rockaway. 973-9857548. RestStopRejuvenate.com. The Laughter Experiment—8–9:30 p.m. Last Saturdays. Like an Open Mic Plus, with opportunities for comics to develop material, for audiences to hear perfected routines and for performers and audience members to interact with each other in different and creative ways. Must register by 8 p.m. the night of the performance. $10; participants and audience. Rest Stop Rejuvenate, 21 Maple Ave., Rockaway. 973-985-7548. RestStopRejuvenate.com.

extended events New Hope Pet Rescue, Inc—Rescue group looking to rehome dogs and cats. NewHopePetRescue@aol.com. Randolph Animal Pound—Adopt your new best friend. Sussex Tpk. and Morris Tpk. in Randolph. 973-989-7090. AllOrphans.PetFinder.org. Pet Adoption—Noah’s Ark, 1915 Rt. 46 W., Ledgewood. 973-347-0378. NoahsArkNJ.org. Angel Paws Pet Adoption—Adopt or sponsor a cat. Inman Ave & West St., Colonia. 732-340-1199. AngelPaws.org. Lunch & Learn—Noon–1 p.m. Different day each week and different topic. $10. Register at 908-8793937. The Art of the Heart, 15 Perry St, Chester. TheArtofTheHeart-Chester.com.

Integrated Yoga for Girls—11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Saturdays. Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Mor-

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communityresourceguide ACUPUNCTURE ALEXANDER (AL) KRYCH L. AC TotalBodyResourcesLLC@gmail.com (908) 303-2941 33 Plymouth St., Suite 107, Montclair, NJ 07042

Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork Therapy. NJ/PA Board Licensed. Nationally Certified. Treatment of pain, discomfort, stress and wellness issues. Individualized, compassionate care. Sunday hours available. Major credit cards accepted. Schedule an appointment today.

BIOFEEDBACK FEEDBACK LOOPS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND BIOFEEDBACK SERVICES Jill Broderick MS, OTR, BCB (NJ license # 46TR00167000/ Board Certified in Biofeedback, BCIA Certification #B5131) 37 Kings Road, Suite 101, Madison, NJ 973-586-6554 • JillBroderick.com jscb058@aol.com

Biofeedback uses sensors attached to the body to magnify your body’s reactions in the form of a signal (lights, sounds, numbers, and colors) increasing awareness about your response at the present moment. Using this information or feedback along with therapeutic techniques you can learn how to regulate central nervous system functions, calming mind and body. Also called applied psychophysiology, biofeedback is a well researched and effective complimentary medical treatment for conditions such as chronic pain, stress related problems, anxiety with somatic components (muscle tension, gastrointestinal discomfort, headaches, tics, and pain) and attention disorders. It is also beneficial for improving performance in academics (reducing test anxiety, improving focused concentration). Please visit the above web site for more details.

CHIROPRACTIC STEWART FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

Gary C. Stewart DC 43 Newark-Pompton Tpke. Riverdale NJ 07457 973-835-5773 • www.stewartfamilychiro.com

God centered, Family oriented, Innate healing, Natural Wellness. Infants to seniors. For over 25 years, Dr. Stewart has been helping people become whole and healthy, expressing all the life and vitality their Creator intended.

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COLON HYDROTHERAPY

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LIVING WATERS WELLNESS CENTER

Ann Ochs Colon Hydrotherapist I-ACT Certified, Advanced Level Certified National Board for Colon Therapy Body Ecology Diet Certified 26 Elm Street, Morristown 973-998-6550 • ColonHealthNJ.com AnnLivingWaters@aol.com

Ann Ochs has more than eight years experience as a colon hydrotherapist. She holds an advanced certification from the International Association of Colon Therapists (I-ACT), is certified by the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy, and is a certified body ecologist. Living Waters offers the Angel of Water®, an advanced colon hydrotherapy system, designed to offer the ultimate in privacy and dignity. The Center is under the medical direction of Kristine Profeta-Gedroic, MD, FAAFP. Call today for an appointment. See ad on page 24.

THE CLEANSING CENTER

A PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE CLINIC Colon Hydrotherapy Heavy Metal & Chemical Detoxification IV Vitamin Therapy 90 Millburn Avenue, Millburn 973-313-0028 • TheCleansingCenter.com

The Cleansing Center in Millburn, provides colonics in a medical environment by a registered nurse and under the direction of a physician. Additional services include: IV Vitamins, Heavy Metal & Chemical Detoxification with Mega Dose IV Vitamins and Chelation and Detox massage. To schedule a free consultation, call 973-313-0028. Visit TheCleansingCenter.com for more information. See ads on pages 3, 47.

EDUCATION, ENERGY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES BE THE MEDICINE, LIVING THE POWER OF YOU!

Janet StraightArrow, Medical Intuitive, Shaman 18 Bank St, Morristown, NJ 07960 and by Skype and Phone 973-647-2500 • BeTheMedicine.com Janet@BeTheMedicine.com

each transformational session and class. Medical Intuitive, Energy Healer, Reiki Master, Shaman, Mentor to Healers, Spiritual Guide, Integrative Healer and Coach, Soul Retrievals, Training, Ceremonies. See ad on p. 36.

Spiritual Transformational Consultant CircleOfIntention.com • 908-638-9066

Are you feeling stuck or blocked? Unseen energy from past lives may be having a profound impact upon your present circumstances. Change your life for the better in ONE HOUR! Experience Soul Path Clearance, Unconscious Scripts Release, Energy Healing, Past Life Therapy, and Crystal Bowl Sound Healing for pain, chronic conditions, and overall wellness.

FRESH LOOK ON LIFE

Cindy Nolte 31 Route 206, Augusta, NJ 07822 973-383-6847 • FreshLookOnLife.com

Fresh Look on Life is designed to empower others to take a “fresh look” at their lives. Whether you are a busy professional in need of stress management, struggling with a health issue, want to change a habit, or develop a new understanding of yourself and the world around you, this might be just what you were looking for. Cindy Nolte holds certifications as a Reiki Master/Teacher, Animal Reiki Master/Teacher, Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner (Acupressure), Hypnotist, Past Life Regression Hypnotist, and in the Life Transformation Method. See ad on page 18.

THE ROOM ABOVE, LLC

2 East Main Street, Brookside, NJ 07926 theroomabove.6@gmail.com TheRoomAbove.com Above the Art Studio, next door to the Post Office. Just … look up! (for Mapquest directions: 2 East Main St. Morristown, NJ 07960)

The Room Above is a cooperative formed for the purpose of helping people find balance, rejuvenation and transformation through various healing arts as well as the exploration of one’s creativity. Joyfully offering: Aromatherapy, Crystals, Dowsing, Drumming, Feng Shui, Healing Touch, Massage, Meditation, Raindrop Technique, Reiki, Shamanic Energy Healing, Therapeutic Touch, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Writing Workshops, Yoga & More! Email now to discover and sign up for unique August/Sept. workshops, make an appointment or subscribe to The Room’s juicy newsletter.

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HOLISTIC HEALING SERVICES AWAKENING WELLNESS, LLC

Hilary D. Bilkis, MS, CST CranioSacral Therapy • SomatoEmotional Release Work • Visceral Mobility Energy Healing Office located in: The Abbey 355 Madison Ave. • Morristown, NJ 07960 973-479-2229 • Awakening4Wellness.com

During a hands-on bodywork session, Hilary uniquely blends CranioSacral therapy with other healing modalities to alleviate chronic pain, headaches, stress and accumulated tension from the client’s body. The client benefits from the treatments on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Using her intuitive abilities, Hilary facilitates and encourages the body’s self-healing process by removing restrictions in the connective tissue, removing energy blockages and stored emotion, and clearing soul programming. All of which may be affecting the clients health, ability to feel peaceful, centered and empowered in their lives. Take the first step on your healing journey and call today for an appointment.

AQUARIAN SUN HEALING & LEARNING CENTER

1574 Rt. 23 N, Suite C, Butler, NJ 07405 973-686-9100 • AquariunSun.net

Under the direction of Dr. Suhail S. Jarroush, PhD, DCH., Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Ancient Healing Arts, and Ms. Suzanne Bini, RSMT, Reiki Seichim Master Teacher, the staff of the Aquarian Sun Healing and Learning Center, a place of peace and knowledge, will help you heal your body, engage the power of your mind, feed your soul, release your stress, relieve your pains, eliminate your anxieties, purge your fears and gain control of your life without relying solely on prescribed medicine or over-the-counter drugs. Call us now. You are not alone in this struggle. We can help you. Visit our website for more information on our specialized combinations of ancient and modern healing techniques, workshops and self-awareness classes.

CRYSTAL HEALING FOUNDATION

Lisa Bellini Spiritual Intuitive & Channel • Reiki Master Teacher, Crystal Pyramid Technique Indigo Children & Adult Consultant 171 West Main St., Suite 3 Rockaway, N.J. 07866 908-963-2628 • Lisa.Bellini@Gmail.com CrystalHealingFoundation.com

The Foundation is dedicated to guiding children to their highest purpose through education and healing techniques. As source of the Crystal Pyramid Technique, Lisa facilitates self-healing to remove blockages, energize the body, balance emotions and spirit to encourage divine inspiration of personal growth. See ad on page 31.

healingaia HOLISTIC WELLNESS

Holistic Healing and Teaching Center Etheric Healing In-Person & Remote Group & Pet Healing - Medical Intuition Guardian Angel Readings - Aromatherapy Spiritual Development Classes & Counseling Holistic Massage - Raindrop Technique 13 E Main St - Mendham, NJ 07945 732-927-1116 - Support@healingaia.com healingaia.com

Our mission is to guide each individual in uncovering and healing the root of emotional and physical diseases by offering healing and guidance that assists on all levels—physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Beyond healing services, we teach techniques to integrate healing, transformation and connection to one’s Higher Self, empowering each individual with the tools needed to achieve Holistic Wellness in everyday life. See ad on pg 21.

HUNA HEALING CENTER

Lory Sison-Coppola Reiki Master, Past Life Regressionist, Huna, Crystal Children Advocate, Readings 171 West Main St., Suite 3 Rockaway, N.J. 07866 973-224-6773 HunaHealingCenter@Yahoo.com HunaHealingCenter.com

The Center offers different modalities that will raise your Spiritual Awareness, heighten your vibrations. We are dedicated to understanding and providing for those with specific needs. Classes, Certifications, Healing sessions, readings and counseling are offered. See ad on page 15.

HOLISTIC NUTRITION / EDUCATION CHRISTINE GRASSO, CHHC, AADP

Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach, Digestive Health Expert, Yoga Teacher Mt. Tabor Healing Center 999 Tabor Road, 2nd Floor Morris Plains, NJ 07950 and by phone 201-787-4950 • christine.grasso@hotmail.com ChristineGrasso.com

Want more energy? Hooked on sugar, carbs, or caffeine? Struggling with digestive concerns like acid reflux or IBS? Looking for balance? Learn easy, healthy recipes customized for YOU, master meal planning, and shed pounds. Experience stress reduction in a motivational, supportive, and guilt-free environment. Christine offers nutrition coaching and gentle yoga movement private sessions, group programs, phone sessions, and classes. Certified by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners.

DIAN’S WELLNESS SIMPLIFIED

Morristown, NJ 973-267-4816 • WellnessSimplified.com

Nutritionist Dian Freeman and staff nutritionists LuAnn Peters & Brenda Woodruff of Dian’s Wellness Simplified in Morristown, NJ, offer private nutritional consultations, Applied Kinesiology and Ondamed biofeedback sessions. Dian also teaches classes and a nutritional certification course in preparation for the national Certified Nutritional Counselor (CNC) exam. Also, to address energetic and vibrational healing, a variety of crystal and energy healers are available by appointment and LuAnn mixes personalized formulas combining various Bach flower remedies. See ad on page 16.

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MALE SINGERS WANTED. Morris Music Men, an award winning a cappella chorus of Morris County, invite male singers to visit a rehearsal. Repertoire includes old standards and contemporary music. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 300 Shunpike Road, Chatham. For more information call 1-877808-8697 or log on to MorrisMusicMen.org. PRO VOCAL LESSONS with Anna, 201-294-8450. PROFESSIONAL HEALING & EFFECTIVE FACIALS with Anna 201-294-8450.

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SUSAN RICHTER, RN, CNC, CCH, LDHS Next Level Healing of NJ, Inc 166 Franklin Road, Denville 973-586-0629 info@NextLevelHealing.com

Do you suffer from symptoms that do not prove to be a diagnosis? Do you acquire new symptoms when treating old ones? Do you wonder if the vitamins and supplements you take are really helping? Headaches, stiff sore joints, indigestion, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, sleeplessness, depression and anxiety are a few of the symptoms that are not answered by medicine, but can be relieved with enzyme formulas. Join Susan at a monthly lecture and learn how the Loomis System uses physiology and basic science to determine your source of stress. Treatment of chronic and acute conditions is with 100% food formulas and self healing practices. Sign up for Susan’s free newsletter at NextLevelHealing.com, and call for the next lecture date: 973-586-0629.

HYPNOTHERAPY HYP4LIFE LLC –

Improving Your Life Through Hypnotherapy Garry Gewant, MA Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist 908 852-4635 Garry@Hyp4Life.com • Hyp4Life.com

Incorporating traditional hypnotherapy techniques with other holistic modalities is Garry’s forte. Using traditional hypnosis for Smoking Cessation, Weight Control, Stress Management, Elimination of Fears, Improving Sports, Artistic, and Academic Performance, Anger Management, etc. He has expanded his practice to include Reiki Healing, Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Metaphysical Counseling, Psychic/Mediumship and Past Life Regression Therapy as taught to him by Dr. Brian Weiss author of “Many Lives, Many Masters”

BARRY WOLFSON

554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield 28 Mine St., Flemington 34 Bridge St., Frenchtown 908-996-3311 . Hypnosisnj.com

Hypnosis Counseling Center of New Jersey is a full-service counseling center, using both traditional counseling methods and the art of hypnotherapy in private and group settings. We regularly hold adult education seminars, work with hospitals, fitness centers, and individuals who want to better their lives. We specialize in weight loss, stress, smoking, confidence building, phobias, insomnia, test taking, sports improvement and public speaking. The State of New Jersey and Fortune 500 Corporation alike employ our programs.

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INTEGRATIVE DENTAL THERAPY WORTZEL INTEGRATIVE DENTAL CARE

LESLIE KAREN LOBELL, M.A., L.P.C

Mountainside, NJ 908-654-5151 •IntegrativeDentalCare.com

At Wortzel Integrative Dental Care we focus on your mouth/body connection. As you improve your oral health, you improve your overall health and well-being. We invite you to balance your oral health through an individualized plan to integrate the health of your teeth, gums, bite and smile. The goal of Integrative Dental Care is to enhance the quality of your life. We are conveniently located in Mountainside, New Jersey. Please call us to learn what Wortzel Integrative Dental care can do for you. See ad on page 7.

MASSAGE HEARTS AND HANDS, LLC

Paulette LaConte Registered Nurse, Massage Therapist, Healing Touch Practitioner, Push Therapist 23 Church Street, Denville 201 400 8913 • pglaconte@optonline.net DenvilleHeartsAndHands.com

When Fluff is Not Enough! Experience the therapeutic benefit of Push Therapy for chronic muscle pain, or have a customized Massage - Swedish, Pregnancy, LaStone or Lomi Lomi. All Massages can include lotion blended with Therapeutic Oils based on your needs. Classes for Infant Massage, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster are available.

NATURAL FOODS & PRODUCTS FOR WELL-BEING

Bloomingdale: The Healing Center Upper Montclair: Montclair Counseling Ctr 908-577-0053• info@LeslieLobell.com LeslieLobell.com

Do you suffer from anxiety or stress? Do you want to lose weight, stop smoking, gain self-confidence or change a habit? Do you need support and guidance through a life or career transition? Are you ready to achieve your goals, pursue your dreams, and actualize your potential? You CAN create the Life You Desire... I can help you MAKE IT HAPPEN! Using proven techniques such as Holistic Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, Stress Reduction, Reiki and Dream Interpretation, I help teens & adults create happier, healthier, more peaceful and fulfilling lives. Allow me to assist you!

REIKI MIRIAM’S WELL HEALING LLC

Claire M. Schwartz BA, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Counselor 26 W Park Pl , Morristown, NJ 07960 917-202-0475 • MiriamsWellHealing.com MiriamsWellHealing@Yahoo.com

Rediscover your True Self ~ Reiki Empowers Change! Weekly Circles; Private Sessions; Learn Reiki to have Self-Care at your fingertips. Healing Transformational Workshops. Ministerial Services. Insight - Compassion - Integrity.

SALT THERAPY RESPIRA SALT WELLNESS CENTER

GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET

20 First Avenue, Denville 973-627-5440 • GrassrootsMarket@verizon.net

Your one source for all your natural and organic needs! Natural deli, certified organic produce, knowledgeable vitamin staff, and complete grocery and dairy selection. Open seven days a week.

AUNT ALBERTA’S REMEDY Homeopathic Pain Relief Cream 973-715-9097 ces@healnbloom.com www.healnbloom.com

PSYCHOTHERAPY

472 Springfield Avenue • Berkeley Heights 908-665-0333 •RespiraSalt.com Info@RespiraSalt.com

We provide a natural, drugfree treatment for asthma, allergies, a host of respiratory problems, and eczema. Children and adults receive the natural benefits of salt air in a negative ion environment. Sea salt promotes healing and boosts your immune system. Relax, heal, enjoy. Your first session is free! See ad on page 5.

SOUND THERAPY

Aunt Alberta’s natural home remedy for pain relief was her legacy to me. My dream is to share this natural homeopathic pain relief cream with you. Try Aunt Alberta’s Remedy to ease joint and muscular aches & pains from sciatica, neuralgia, gout, fibromyalgia, arthritis and more. No offensive odor! Call to order a 2 oz or 4 oz jar. May you experience great success with the remedy.

THE DAVIS CENTER

Nancy Puckett-Dunn 19 State Rt 10 E., Ste 25, Succasunna, NJ 862-251-4637 • TheDavisCenter.com Info@TheDavisCenter.com

The world’s premier sound therapy center, offering sound-based therapy—The Davis M odel of Sound Intervention®. All ages, all disabilities/wellness issues. Start with The Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®). Therapies: AIT, Tomatis®, BioAcoustics™, and more. Change the energy of the body by repatterning the energy frequencies (sound) of the body. We make change with learning, development and wellness challenges!

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NEVER BE WITHOUT TEETH, INCLUDING IMPLANTS Patients travel from around the country to Denville, in search of the perfect smile. Denville is famous for its medical community. So, it’s no surprise that a perfect smile is a must have item in this friendly town. Hand crafting those smiles is the life work of Dr. Steiner and Dr. Fine. Our office’s reputation has spread so far that we now treat patients from around the world; often doing more smile makeovers in a single month that some dentists do in a lifetime. We also offer an amazing alternative for those living with missing teeth. This dramatic advancement in the field of dental implantology now makes it possible for many patients to switch from dentures to permanent implant supported teeth in only a few hours. This new approach can be used to replace a single missing tooth or an entire mouth. Patients leave the office after just one appointment with a beautiful and strong smile. Discomfort is so minimal that most patients eat a light meal that evening. Upon entering our front door you will immediately know that this is no ordinary dental office, because that’s what most people say upon seeing it for the first time. Among our practice’s notable patients are actresses, actors, astronauts, models and TV personalities. However most of the doctor’s patients are everyday people who just want to look their best. Drs. Steiner, Fine and Kwiatkowski have focused their practice on those areas about which they are highly passionate. (After all you wouldn’t ask your family doctor to do heart surgery.) Those areas are Cosmetic Dentistry. Trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for advanced dental studies, they have devoted over fifty combined years to perfecting their skills and have placed over 23,000 cosmetic restorations. Our main focus is on cosmetic and full mouth reconstruction cases. This includes Implant Dentistry and Neuromuscular Orthodontics, which can avoid unecessary removal of teeth. Many people do not realize that dental problems may be the cause of headaches, shoulder, back and neck pain, noisy jaw joints and pains in the TMJ. Drs. Steiner, Fine and Kwiatkowski pride themselves in having Morris County’s premier head, neck and jaw pain relief center. Our office also offers a “limited warranty” that provides free repair or replacement of restorative dental work, when a patient’s regular hygiene visits are maintained. This kind of security could only be offered by truly World Class Dentists. This is why our motto is: “Experienced professionals make the difference.”

AESTHETIC FAMILY DENTISTRY, PA 35 West Main Street, Suite 208, Denville, NJ 07834

973-627-3617

Alan B. Steiner, DMD • Derek Fine, DMD • Jenni Kwiatkowski, DDS

www.AestheticFamilyDentistry.com

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