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the mind and body issue january 2008

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p u b l i s h e r When my staff told me that they wanted to do a “Mind & Body” issue, I had to turn the reins over. While I’m a pretty enlightened guy, the furthest I’ll go for “mind & body” is the occasional massage (the therapeutic kind – get your mind out of the gutter) and when my wife yells at me, a manicure (that’s happened exactly twice in my life). Yoga? I’m not very limber. Pilates? I can barely say the word. Palm Reading? Tee hee. Skydiving? Jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Why? Maybe it’s this attitude that causes the biggest problem in my life: I’m not a good sleeper. I think it’s an age-thing. It’s certainly a stress-thing. It’s funny – I watch my 6-month old daughter in total envy. Once she’s asleep, I can literally hammer nails into the wall above her head and hang a picture…she doesn’t budge. My grandmother used to be able to fall asleep while in the middle of lunch. So, really young people and really old people seem to sleep just fine. I think it’s a bell curve – people toward the middle of life sleep less than those at the beginning or end. Me? I’m 32 years old and a complete mess. So, during the course of putting together this issue, my wife (and all my employees) thought I might be less grumpy when it comes to all things “alternative” or even “healthy.” They thought I might learn about something beneficial to help me sleep (that is, other than CSI: Miami reruns). I was skeptical. I hear about these “your body is a temple, treat it as such” people. Hell, I KNOW several of them. They’ve told me to take better care of myself and I’ll sleep better. Have you ever noticed that none of these people own their own business and have a 6-month old at home? It’s a catch-22 – the people who preach this idea actually have time to find this utopian place. What about the rest of us? I guess one thing this issue did do is at least open my mind to the possibility of taking more time for myself. I’m not promising anything mind you, but I’m at least considering my options. In the meantime, I’m sticking to David Caruso – very coolly sliding sunglasses on, turning to the side, brushing his jacket away to put his hand on his hip “just so,” and then saying some horribly-written line. Puts me to sleep every time…

Matt Swinney Publisher, Rare Magazine matt@rareaustin.com

Seventh Street Yoga Photo By: Knox Photographics

Staff: Matt Swinney, Publisher Carrie Crowe, Associate Publisher, Editor Missi Jay, Lead Designer Kristen Hurd, Junior Designer Mandy Morrison, Ad Sales Roxanne Wilson, Ad Sales Cameron Jordan, Lead Photographer Laura Cheek, Intern Writers: Beth Ranson Carly Kocurek Christine Whalen JB Hager Linsey Krauss Patrick Courtney Tolly Moseley Photographers: Bryan Davis :: bryandavisimages.com Cameron Jordan :: cameronjordan.net Chad Harlan :: lapistola.com Chanda Hopkins :: musecube.com/chanda Cory Ryan :: coryryan.com Dalyce Burgess :: photodalyce.com Knox Photographics :: knoxphotographics.com

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On The Cover: Tim Raines

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14 Rare Perspective: Mikki Huey 20 Henna Kim 22 Holistic Family Medicine 27 Downtown Rare Finds 30 Lord’s Gym 32 Rare Perspective: Sonya Sophia 34 Perfection Tattoo 37 Campus Rare finds 40 Baldwin Beauty School 42 The Spa Beyond 44 Rare Perspective: Dennis Kraft 47 Midtown Rare Finds 50 Austin Skydiving 52 Rare Perspective: Peggy Marks 54 Johnson’s Backyard Garden 60 DaVine Foods 62 Sabia 64 Rare Perspective: Penelope Frohlich 67 South Rare Finds 70 Texas Yoga Retreat 72 Dr. Mike Maggio 74 Rare Perspective: Michelle Cross 77 West Rare Finds 80 Academy of Oriental Medicine 82 Baby Yoga 84 Rare Perspective: Avant Salon 87 North Rare Finds 92 Larry Hope 94 Rare Perspective: Anne Kanno 97 Living Rare Finds

Each issue, Rare Magazine chooses a local Austin artist to feature on our cover and section introduction pages. This month’s feature artist is Tim Raines. Make sure you check out his art scattered throughout the magazine.

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Tim Raines’ paintings often give the impression that the paint is still in the process of shifting and congealing into an image. Colors drip over the edges of the canvas, and bubbles are trapped in pools of acrylic in shades of blue and green, yellow and orange.

“If I’m doing a bloom, I do sketch in charcoal on the canvas,” Raines says. “I wouldn’t even call it a guideline. Sometimes it’s part of the art, I don’t attempt to cover it up or erase it later. I like the kind of unfinished look that the charcoal brings to it.”

The impression of movement and formation of an image is the result of Raines’ particular painting style. Working quickly, Raines usually moves from concept to creation in a quick stretch of time.

Largely self-taught, Raines has pursued bits of training here and there, and he did develop an early affinity for striking out on his own while in high school. He also cultivated the sense of color so noticeable in all of his work.

“Every painting is kind of a marathon of an hour or so,” Raines says. “It’s pretty intense – there’s no break. You’d probably have to push me over to get my attention because there are a lot of things going on at the same time. Otherwise, I’ll have wasted quite a bit of paint and canvas if things don’t go my way. During that process, it kind of changes and fluctuates dramatically.” Raines works primarily in abstractions: bright bursts of color that rely on the properties of the medium used. “The way the color and the textures work together is a product of the technique and the kind of paint that I buy,” Raines says. “I really like to see how the physics of the paint and the way I use it can make different patterns.” The use of the physical properties of the paint show up in splatters and drips, adding to the spontaneous feeling of his work. However, that spontaneity somehow manages to never look disordered. The effect is more like a wild growing thing with an order all its own. As Raines’ style has developed, he has become more interested in figurative inspirations. In particular, he looks to organic forms, and in his recent Bloom series, he’s begun incorporating simple floral designs. Flowers, at large scale, crowd the canvas, and much of the interest remains in the rich color and texture – the image serving as a sort of skeleton for the painting.

“I played with color wheels and things in high school,” Raines says. “In high school art, I developed a real sense of kind of doing it my way, and it’s worked for me. I wasn’t a good student in general. I tended to ignore the direction I was given. My art teacher liked what I did, and she let me work alone.” As he continues to push himself and allow his style to develop, Raines looks toward the natural forms that have fueled the Bloom series. Although still based in Austin, he is spending his winter in Florida working on his painting and soaking in the flora and fauna, and presumably, allowing his style to further evolve. “I think in the future, you’ll see other things from the natural world come out, like maybe an abstract rendering of an animal, a fish – something of that nature,” Raines says. “I really think the natural world is a great influence on art.” Written By: Carly Kocurek Photos By: Guenther Edelsbacher

Tim’s artwork can be found at: Austin Art Garage 2200 S. Lamar, Suite J 512-351-5934 austinartgarage.com timothyraines.com 7

Poor Man’s Guide to Mind and Body I think Austin is an exceptionally competitive town when it comes to taking care of your mind and body. Everyone I meet seems highly educated, looks a decade younger than they really are and participates in competitive sports until they become grandparents. I think we’ll all feel inadequate as long as Willie is still touring and the DeJorias (Paul Mitchell and fam) don’t look a day over 25. The pressure of up-keep is awe-inspiring and not cheap. I’ve managed to afford enough mind and body pampering to make myself functional and almost presentable. I’m basically a KIA or a Saturn – I can get from point A to point B on a day-to-day basis, but I’m not really doing it in STYLE (unlike the Lexus and Mercedes people of the world). So, I am here to offer you the Poor Man’s Guide to Mind and Body: The simplest, easiest step is to give up everything that tastes good or gives you a buzz. Had I done this twenty years ago, I’d be able to retire by now. Life won’t be as fun, but giving up sweets and booze will fix 90% of your health problems, which explains my lack of fortitude. There’s a large push to not only eat organic vegetables, but also to buy from within 100 miles to minimize your carbon footprint. Earthy people crack me up with this concept, as if it’s something new. My family is all from Kansas. They all grew their own vegetables in their backyard. Always have. “Need a tomato? I’ll be right back…” My relatives grew potatoes, carrots, spinach, lettuce, onions, you name it. The seeds will set you back less than $5 a year for each type of veggie you want. Grab a shovel and get after it. They say you need eight hours of sleep a night to be healthy. I don’t know about you, but it’s more like five hours…with a quick glance at the clock every hour on the hour. Do you remember when you were young, broke and just getting started? You slept like a baby on your old twin mattress that you took from home when you left for college. Sometimes you didn’t even need a mattress. Recall being grateful to find a spot on the floor (bedroom, bathroom, wherever) in Padre during Spring Break? So, here we are. Older, wiser and wealthier, yet we can’t sleep. We’re throwing down thousands of dollars for Posturepedic, Memory Foam, IntelliBed, Sleep Number, or Tempur-Pedic. Not to mention those of us on a daily dose of Ambien (the night binge medicine) or Lunesta (for those of us who need a butterfly to land on our nose before we can go to sleep). Here’s my theory on the sleep problem: save your money on the bed. 8

The only reason we can’t sleep is because we have accumulated too much “stuff.” We can’t sleep because we are afraid our “stuff” is going to go away. We’re over-extended and can’t keep up. Get rid of the “stuff” and you’ll snooze like a bum on a park bench.

The absolute best, FREE thing you can do for your mind and body is SEX. Some studies have shown that it helps with: • • • • • • •

Sense of smell Heart disease Weight loss, overall fitness Depression Pain relief Less frequent colds and flu A happier prostate

And the best part, it truly is FREE! This is no doubt the best free thing in life. You just have to get off your butt and go get it. Married women can have it whenever they want it. Single women, on the other hand, well…they can have it whenever they want it, too. It’s up to us guys to fight for our health and our survival. For married guys, I would tell you that a shopping spree or a day at the spa would put her in the mood, but this is the Poor Man’s Guide to Mind and Body. That only leaves one alternative: lie about her appearance. I’m not saying I do this. My wife is beautiful, but in the event that your wife is not what she used to be – LIE! “Are you losing weight dear?” “Your jeans are looking loose, princess.” Here’s what you need to do…massage her. I know, it sucks, it’s distracting, it’s time-consuming, but you have to do it. Don’t complain about it while you do it, and don’t touch any of her “fun parts” either. Just do it. This leaves the single guy…my single brothers of the world. Don’t panic. I have the most fool-proof, time-tested method for you to score as often as needed (especially in the name of your well-being). What you do is simple: go to a mediocre hotel bar, not a Four Seasons or anything, but not a La Quinta. Somewhere right in the middle. Hit the hotel bar about 9pm, play it cool and wait in the weeds like a tiger. Casually observe. Watch for the prey. You spot the ladies that are flirting with the red-vested bar tender. Mark a few of them. Wait patiently for the DJ to play “Strokin’” by Clarence Carter. You don’t need to request it or anything. There’s something about hotel DJs. They will play it. Then, the first woman you see to hit the dance floor…that’s your target. Those are the hot and bothered single moms that never get out. They can’t control themselves. Their hips start gyrating

and thrusting uncontrollably before they ever get to the center of the floor. The last clue – she will most likely bring her drink with her on the dance floor. If all of these stars align: mediocre hotel bar, “Strokin,’” first on dance floor, air humping, drink in hand…she is READY. Congratulations single guy. Repeat this process until your health improves. Here are some more quick hit money savers for your good, clean living: • Want endermology to get rid of that cellulite? Take your pants off, lie on the ground and let your kids run their matchbox cars all over your ass for an hour. • Need Liposuction, Botox, Restylane or a face-lift? Here’s a cheaper alternative. Have sex with the lights off. No one will care! • Would you like a colonic? Sit on a Dasani bottle and do some cartwheels. • Healing crystals? Set your “Dark Side of the Moon” CD on your head. • A lot of people I know are getting endoscopies voluntarily! Have you priced one of these? All I’m going to say is…I have a very small camera phone with an unlimited data plan. We can git ‘er done. • Feel the need to go to a juice bar on a daily basis? Here’s an orange. Need a wheat grass shot? There’s a lawn. Have at it. • Thought about Microdermabrasion? Comb your face and then run the vacuum with attachments over it. Same thing. • Hypnosis? Didn’t you watch movies in the 50s? Whip out your grandfather’s timepiece, wave it back and forth and find out everything you need to know. • Lip enhancement? Take up boxing. Forgive me for wrapping this up. I have to go swing from some monkey bars. My chakras are out of alignment and my guru wanted 90 bucks an hour. JB Hager is half of the hit morning-show duo “JB and Sandy” on Mix 94.7 Photos By: Cameron Jordan

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Tim Raines, From Foot Bridge at 1 mi., 48x36, Acrylic on Canvas

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H E A LT H & B E AU T Y 4 Milk + Honey Day Spa | 204 Colorado St. | 512-236-1115 | spa 19 Avalon Salon | 1012 W. 6th St. | 512-474-2585 | aveda salon 20 Avant Salon | 318 Colorado St. | 512-472-6357 | aveda salon 21 Seventh Street Yoga | 707 W. 7th St. | 512-477-8777 | yoga studio 22 Pure Austin | 907 W. 5th St. | 512-474-1800 | gym 23 The Cutting Room | 702 West Ave. | 512-320-1520 | aveda salon 25 Joie de Vie | 713 E. 6th St. | 512-542-9220 | salon

LIVING 26 Urbanspace Realtors | 800 W. 5th St. | 512-457-8884 | full service real estate

OT H E R Joyce Marie Events | 1600 West Ave. | 512-415-6441 | event coordination 27 Ballet Austin | 501 W. 3rd St. | 512-476-2163 | ballet

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what do you do on a daily basis to focus on your “mind and body?” I practice yoga daily. My mind wanders off easily and I find it really hard to focus on one activity at a time. Being a new business owner, I’m constantly worried about something. Yoga helps bring my mind back to the moment, not yesterday, not tomorrow, but now. The style of yoga that I practice is called Ashtanga. It is a physically challenging form of yoga, and requires great attention. Because it is physically challenging, I get the benefit of working out, in addition to calming my mind.

Rules to live by in life to be happy, healthy and well balanced: Life is short, but it can feel really long when you are not having fun. When I’m not having fun with something, I’ll stop and ask myself, why am I still doing it and is there’s another way to make this activity fun? I believe that a happy heart is the basis of everything.

what efforts are Austinites making to focus more on their “mind and body?” In my opinion, Austinites are very aware and health-conscious consumers. The key word here is balance. Enjoy everything in moderation. I love the fact that Austin has a diverse mix of healthy and fun choices.

Use the words “mind and body” in a sentence to describe how your business fits in this category. We are a proud provider of affordable, high quality mind and body services. I have yet to find another comparable 75-minute mind and body treatment that costs less than $15 per session.

How have you seen the art of yoga evolve over the past 10 years?

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The art of yoga itself hasn’t changed. It still is as enchanted and sacred as it was several decades ago. The awareness and popularity of yoga, however, has grown tremendously, and this is a good thing. We must give thanks to all the great marketers who make yoga more accessible through magazines, TV shows, movies, yoga clothing lines and yoga accessories. This practice is only called “yoga” because it is originated in India where people speak Sanskrit. What it is is simply the physical exercise routine that is designed to re-unite your body and mind. I find it fascinating that the ancients realized a long time ago that our body and mind tend to get separated and they need to be pulled back together to work better as a team.

what’s your favorite pose and why? I never thought of any pose as my favorite. Although, I do have certain “least favorite” poses. Those are the ones that I find difficult (of course!). But, if I must choose one pose that I like, it is the backbend. Because I always enjoy doing it and it is a dynamic pose. It is the one pose that allows you to do many repetitions in one practice. It is fun!

why should everyone be a Yoga enthusiast? When you replace the word “yoga” with “mind and body,” you find the two common and most valuable assets that everyone has. Taking care of your mind and body should be part of your daily routine. It should be your second nature just like brushing your teeth and washing your face. After all, aren’t we all after the state of healthy and happy?

Seventh Street Yoga 707 W. 7th St. 512-477-8777 seventhstreetyoga.com Photos By: Cameron Jordan

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Pure Austin Town Lake 907 W. 5th St. 512-474-1800 Quarry Lake 4210 W. Braker Ln. 512-342-2200 pureaustin.com Original Photo By: Knox Photographics 18

I had no idea what to expect when Kim Eitze answered her door with a hug. As I walked into the house, I immediately took notice of the large colorful hula hoops stacked neatly against the wall. As soon as I sat down, she stated, “You can’t write one thing down until you hoop.” I knew this was going to be an interview like no other. Hooping, as she explained, is all about the fluid line of connection, whether it’s a circle, a figure eight or a more complicated track. I could see her excitement as she went on to describe the art that invaded her life just a year ago. “I love my clients,” Kim explained. “They give more back to me than I could ever give to them. I’m lucky enough to meet really interesting people all the time, decorate them, dance with them, relax them and help them go back out into the world happier.” Although Kim has made a living with massage therapy, henna and fire spinning lessons, it is hooping that has allowed her to bring all her work together in one flowing motion. With massage clients, she instructs them to hoop before they get started so she can see where they are holding their energy and how muscles move. It is the same flow found in hooping that allows Kim to connect with each of her clients in different ways. “You just have to be open to letting yourself go with the movement of the flow,” Kim explained. “It does not discriminate against age or sex and it is a great stress releaser – not to mention, it keeps you young!”

Written By: Linsey Krauss Photos By: Cameron Jordan

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Henna Kim hooping in her Halloween costume

We all have a little doctor inside of us, teaching us how to keep a balance.

holistic Family Medicine 4405 Guadalupe st. 512-452-3000 hfmaustin.com

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Anyone who saw last year’s Sicko, Michael Moore’s send-up of health care policy here and abroad, knows to be a little wary of the doctor’s office these days. While other countries seem to get it so right – affordable medicine, prompt patient care and health care for everyone (even non-taxpayers) – the U.S. often appears a tad behind, to put it lightly. But, it wasn’t always this way. Remember the days of zero wait-time at the doctor’s office, a yearly check-up instead of monthly pill refills and even…house calls? Of course you don’t. That’s because more than likely, you grew up with or have spent most of your life under our current U.S. healthcare system. As a result, the proliferation of symptom-based medicine has spurred many Austinites to seek out more holistic (read: system-based) techniques for healing. Enter Rayner Dickey, M.D., Austin’s first holistic family doctor.

Don’t be mistaken though: this isn’t a hippie couple who earned their medical accolades online. In spite of (or perhaps, because of?) the clinic’s warm, homey environment, Dr. Dickey’s approach to patients is nothing if not hardcore practical. “We’re always talking about the placebo effect like it’s bad, something that dupes us,” says Dickey. “But the truth is, the placebo effect is a good thing! I don’t want patients to have to come back to me multiple times throughout the year for help – for me, that’s a failure. The kind of medicine I practice is the kind that should prevent you from coming back to me again and again.”

“I am a huge believer in all things in moderation,” Dickey says. “We all have a little doctor inside of us, teaching us how to keep a balance.” It’s this mindset that gives his practice such a broad appeal. Open since December 1, Holistic Family Medicine is a place where treatment is not only tailored to the patient’s body and medical condition, but to their personal preferences as well. “I’m a primary care doctor, which means I can prescribe you prescription drugs if necessary,” says Dickey. “But for chronic pain, we might encourage a massage/therapeutic hot tub approach first, before we try any painkillers.” (Hold on: therapeutic hot tub?) “We have one here at the office. We like to tell people to get their muscles warm first by soaking in there for a while, then we’ll send them to my wife Hazel in the next room for a massage.” (Hazel Dickey, you should know, is a licensed massage therapist and aromatherapist).

Since I treat patients as a partner, I want them to become their own doctor as much as possible.

The hot tub isn’t the only thing that makes Holistic Family Medicine seem less like a doctor’s office and more like someone’s personal home. At press time, a garden was in the works out back for patients to enjoy and help them relax. There is no wait time at the office; Dr. Dickey arranges his schedule so that you will spend your whole time with him, the doctor, not flipping through a 2002 Newsweek in the waiting room. And instead of pastel tile floors and the smell of hospital-grade disinfectant, Dr. Dickey’s clinic greets patients with wooden floors (Dr. Dickey himself was a carpenter for the space), scented candles and Hazel, who immediately asks if you’d like some water or a cup of tea.

So, just what is that medicine? “My first line of attack with patients is behavior management,” says Dr. Dickey. “For example, I might prescribe a vegan diet to a diabetic.

What next? “Every one of my patients fills out an exhaustive questionnaire that details diet, sex life, exercise habits and psychological state. I then look for patterns and try to understand what might be at the root of the physical or emotional problem. Just missing sleep is a huge reason many people get sick.” In addition to his own treatment methods, Dr. Dickey also cultivates relationships with local acupuncturists and herbalists in town that he can refer patients to for care. Not surprisingly, his open-mindedness to multicultural medicine is reflective of his own life experience. Before Dr. Dickey was ever a doctor, he hitchhiked to Canada in his youth, was a club kid here in Austin during college and an Air Force pilot stationed in Spain. “Austin is a very educated populace, and more than anything, I love to learn,” he says. “Everything I read makes me a better doctor. I will talk you through your child’s fever in the middle of the night, and I can tell you what to do. But, I believe that as the patient, you can teach me things also.” Written By: Tolly Moseley :: Photos By: Cory Ryan 23

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bAlleT AusTiN 501 W. 3rd St. 512-476-9151 balletaustin.org Cocktail Rings: $295

MerCurY 209 W. 2nd St. 512-236-0100 mercurydesignstudio.com Hold on to Your Nuts: The Relationship Manual for Men: $14.95

bOOK peOple 603 N. Lamar 512-472-5050 bookpeople.com Men’s Haircuts: Starting at $30 Women’s Haircuts: Starting at $50

JOie De Vie 713 E. 6th St. 512-542-9220 joiedeviesalon.com Photos By: Chad Harlan

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LIVING 9 512 Realty | 600 W. 28th St. | 512-322-0512 | full-service real estate

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Lord’s Gym 5400 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-451-8424 lordsboxing.com

That’s right, not only has Richard Lord trained a famous world champion, but he also trained and traveled with David Bowie on his world tour in 1983 (and says he knows the real reason the David Bowie/Stevie Ray Vaughn tour never worked out). He even has one client who placed a pair of Lord’s boxing gloves next to the American flag on the South Pole. Saying the crowd that works out at Lord’s Gym is eclectic is quite the understatement. There are pharmaceutical reps, video game creators, retirees, students, parents, women, men, children, champions, beginners, people that live in town, people that live way out of town and even the renowned judge in the Yogurt Shop Murders case, Mike Lynch. That’s because Lord himself is quite the character.

The child of orphan parents who snuck out of their orphanage at 13 and 15 to get married, Lord won his first boxing competition in 1960, at the age of five.

1983, Lord’s Gym has expanded three times, into a larger, but still charming, low-profile space behind the old Goodwill on north Lamar. You may have heard of Lord before – perhaps in relation to his training of Austin’s lightweight world champion, Jesús “El Matador” Chávez. He allowed Chávez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, to live in the gym, sleeping on a mattress underneath a ring at night and training with Lord during the day. In fact, Chávez still trains at Lord’s. In 2006, author Adam Pitluk’s biography of Chávez, Standing Eight, hit bookstores with one entire chapter devoted to Lord and his gym. As for the other special people in his life, Lord met his wife Lori, also a world champion, when he was her trainer. Lord says she married him after a year and a half because “she wanted free lessons,” jokingly assuring me that she has certainly ended up “paying.” The couple encourages their son, who started boxing at age two and is now ten, to train too. Lord’s Gym has no contract, no initiation fee and no credit card machine. Private training with Lord is $30 an hour, and full access to the gym and to all of the offered classes is either $10 a day, $20 a week or $60 a month ($50 a month for students). Written By: Ali Clear Photos By: Cameron Jordan

He continued to pursue boxing throughout his childhood until high school, where his coaches told him that in order to compete, he would have to cut off his long ponytail. He chose to keep the tail, which he still has today. He became a coach for the team, as there were no rules about THEM having ponytails, and was voted by his colleagues to head up the “grievance committee” where he became responsible for telling students to cut off their ponytails (hey, it was the 70’s!). After high school, he moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, from which he graduated with honors. Lord says his mother wanted him to go to law school and be the President of the United States one day, but Lord continued to box instead, enjoying the fact that in Austin, his ponytail was more widely accepted than in his hometown of Dallas. After graduation, he stayed in Austin and was hired as the General Manager of Threadgill’s. Using the Threadgill’s dry goods storage area on North Lamar, Lord set up a ring and a punching bag and began to train his employees and friends between the lunch and dinner rushes. After nine years of working seven-day, 90-hour work weeks, Lord says he wanted to “start livin’,” so he quit his job and decided to pursue opening his own gym. Since its opening in 31

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what do you do on a daily basis to focus on your “mind and body?” I walk, meditate and practice EFT daily. I also do yoga, dance and sing often while staying mindful of what I am thinking and why I am thinking it.

Rules to live by in life to be happy, healthy and well balanced: My rules are simple: • Be present in what you are feeling each moment, without judgment. • Choose to be full spectrum. Every color, every feeling has its place and time. • Get outside every day to enjoy the simple beauty of nature. This is home. • Be honest with yourself and others at all times. • Live today as if you don’t know when your last day is going to be. • Give love right off the bat. • Decide to download and fulfill your Divine purpose now. • Forgive yourself and others as quickly as possible every day. • Eliminate negative self-talk, and replace it with compassionate self-respect. • Facilitate the flow of love everywhere you go. Choose to be a living blessing.

Use the words “mind and body” in a sentence to describe how your expertise fits in this category. My work clears up the connection the mind has to the body by removing the short circuits from the emotional body, thus enabling the true essence of a person to shine.

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what is EFt healing? EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. EFT is a quantum self-healing tool in the field of epigenetic medicine. This tool uses percussive tapping on the meridians (like acupuncturists use) to release excess emotional charge or traumas that have jammed up the body’s natural ability to rapidly heal and re-balance.

How has the art of alternative healing changed your life and how will it affect the lives of others? Knowing how to heal myself and others has brought me a deep sense of peace and confidence. I get to watch miracles for a living, which brings me great joy. I can see the ripples of freedom, peace, clarity and understanding rippling out from this work. I am honored to share this knowledge and to increase the amount of people experiencing spontaneous and natural relief from most any ailment. I love to see people empowered to change the way they experience their lives, bodies and each other. I love to see my people tapping into love together.

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Let’s get this out of the way right now: Perfection Tattoo is world-famous. Does that surprise you? It shouldn’t. Austin got its start as the tattoo mecca of the world in the late 1970s, as Perfection owner Bob Moreau attests, due largely to the cast of characters that wandered in his shop. And twenty four years since its opening in 1974, its ink artists still command long waiting lists and global name recognition. This is reassuring knowledge, as I prepare to get my first tattoo. “Are you sure you want it that small?” Moreau and in-house tattoo artist Carlos Truan ask me. “You want everyone to see it!” That’s a point I hadn’t thought of. Mostly, I’m afraid it will hurt (not really), and that I won’t be able to hide it from my family (I can). Do I want the whole world to see my body’s new swatch of color? Most of Perfection’s clientele, it should be noted, is happy to show off their body’s artwork. Carlos Truan – whose waiting list is, on average, two to three weeks – sports a spider web on his elbow. Amazingly, it doesn’t crumple into a wrinkly black blob when he straightens his arm, but retains thin gossamer threads as distinct as the real thing. How? His colleague, Chris Trevino – whose waiting list is about six months. “Chris did that tattoo,” Moreau explains. “And Chris is one-of-a-kind in this industry.” What criteria do you use to rate tattoo skill? I ask. “There’s a lot more to tattoo than people realize,” Truan says. “Color combinations, the composition on the body, the use of negative space – all of this is important,” Moreau adds. “But the body is not a flat canvas, and each element of the tattoo should look complete as the body turns.” I’m reminded of my days as an art minor in college, and the difficulty involved in making each element look complete in a painting (when it was on a flat canvas). “We also like to create something that suits the wearer’s personality,” says Moreau. What if someone already knows what they want, like me? “Most do,” he says, “and most of the time we go with that. Sometimes, if a kid wants a swastika or something, we refuse to do it. We’ll talk to them about it first, but if they don’t budge, we just can’t do it here.” Swastikas aside, I begin to wonder if tattoos, like fashion, run through trend cycles. The answer: Yes. “Right now, old-timey American stuff is really popular,” says Truan. That leads us to a discussion on American vintage in general, then punk rock and then to the type of people who are Perfection regulars. “There’s actually no one type of person who gets tattoos. But, it is the case that many of us know, from an early age, that we want a tattoo,” Moreau laughs. “It can become an allconsuming passion.”

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I’m fairly certain that my own tattoo love tryst ends when I leave the shop. Even so, I can’t help but smile when I look at it in the mirror later: it’s small, but it’s perfection. Written By: Tolly Moseley :: Photos By: Cory Ryan

Seventh Street Yoga 707 E. 7th St. 512-477-8777 seventhstreetyoga.com Original Photo By: Knox Photographics

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When I walked into the Baldwin Beauty School’s location on Burnet Road, my first encounter was a queue of silver-haired women gossiping and flipping through magazines in the waiting area. It’s a Tuesday, and being Tuesday, it’s senior citizen’s day. But, don’t be fooled! While these women might make the school feel like the sort of place that specializes in wash and sets for sweetmannered elderly ladies, Baldwin actually offers a wide array of services – for the traditionalist and the fashionista! A quick glance past the waiting area reveals a bustling salon at a grand scale. The student stylists show the same fashion forward aesthetic visible in many Austin salons. They’re wearing black Chuck Taylors and, of course, have fabulous hair.

on top of current trends. This enables the school to offer the latest services, and also ensures that students are familiar with these new techniques. Among the most notable of these are Repêchage facials, which cost just $40 at the school. The Baldwins pride themselves on producing well-trained graduates who provide services that exceed every client’s expectations. “The integrity of the industry is important to us,” Randy says. “It’s an industry that has evolved into more than just doing hair.” Written By: Carly Kocurek Photos By: Chanda Hopkins

Started in 1960 by Ross Baldwin, the Baldwin Beauty School offers training to aspiring stylists, estheticians and nail technicians. Ross’s son, Randy Baldwin, began working at the school in 1989 and serves as the school’s director. Although Randy jokes that his father convinced him to join the family business in a weak moment, he seems perfectly in place at the school, and his knowledge of the industry is encyclopedic. Wendi Baldwin, Randy’s wife, who has a background as a beautician, currently serves as the school’s educational director.

“Randy and I take this whole experience as a mentorship. We don’t just teach hair.” And, while it would be easy to assume that the other things they teach are skincare services and manicure techniques, that’s not what the Baldwins are referring to. They’re focused on the professional and personal development of their students, and they’re quick to point out the large number of salons in the Austin area that are owned by their graduates. Evidence of the Baldwins’ strong personal investment in the school is easy to find – Randy personally enrolls every student. While the school’s primary business may be education and training, most people that walk through the doors at the school aren’t looking for certification – they’re looking for haircuts, pedicures, facials, coloring services and wax jobs. Wendi estimates that the number of clients that come through the Burnet Road location each day averages between 100 and 150. With services available four days a week, that’s up to 600 clients a week. Appointments are only accepted for facials and waxing. Everything else is walk-in only, but waits at peak times still average no more than 30 minutes. The Baldwin Beauty School has weathered a number of changes in the industry, and some parts of the school, like the dryer chairs, are a blast from the past. “We bring the nostalgia,” Wendi says. The nostalgia accounts not only for the dryer chairs, but also for the appeal of the school for older clients – wash and sets certainly appeal to a certain age group. However, Wendi and Randy have also invested heavily in staying

Baldwin Beauty Schools 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-441-6898 8440 Burnet Rd. 512-458-4127

.............. the S pa beyond .............. If you are looking for something fun to do with your friends that also has wonderful health benefits, then look no further than The Spa Beyond. The Spa Beyond is an expert in spa parties and spa events for groups as small as three or as large as 300. Their experts will come to you and turn your home, office or favorite place to hang out into a spa for a day. Of course The Spa Beyond offers all of your typical services (such as massage, facials, pedicures and manicures), but they offer them with little extras like coconut milk, chocolate, seaweed and sea salts. However, they don’t stop there. Their event planners can help you plan the most unique spa experience for your guests. One example is their “Geisha Girls Gone Wild” theme party, which includes spa services, a catered sushi bar and an onsite bartender for martinis. Then, there’s the “Moon Over Morocco Girl’s Night In” that provides your guests with a spa package, Middle Eastern appetizers and delicacies, as well as belly dance instruction.

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If one of their many theme parties doesn’t suit your fancy, let The Spa Beyond assist you in your planning. They provide everything that you can imagine – from hot tub rentals to palm readers to live music. Their onsite bartenders make all of their martinis and delicious libations with fresh squeezed juice, and their caterers will provide you with a smorgasbord of healthy snacks. Not only is The Spa Beyond all about making your day of pampering extremely memorable, they are also all about helping you live a very healthy life. Their list of health and wellness services can be customized to help you lose weight, prolong your youthfulness or perhaps to increase your strength and flexibility. They can provide yoga and Pilates training, life coaching and even oversee your grocery list to ensure that you are making the proper choices for your health goals. So, whether you want to be treated like a queen, feel like a rock star, become a world famous belly dancer or just get rid of all the stress from the week, you won’t need to look beyond The Spa Beyond. Written By: Beth Ranson Photos By: Dalyce Burgess

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what do you do on a daily basis to focus on your “mind and body”? My time to focus is in the morning. I coordinate my time at the gym doing cardio with my “mind time.” My iPod is filled with podcasts with everything from political audio books, to NPR, to lyric-free music…so I can think uninterrupted for 45 minutes.

Rules to live by in life to be happy, healthy and well balanced: Surround yourself with people who challenge you, celebrate you, support you and uplift you. Find happiness in simple things. Pamper yourself.

what efforts are Austinites making to focus more on their “mind and body?” I’m seeing more people making conscious choices to stay healthy. Eating less, walking more and spending their time doing more holistic activities. I hear the word “yoga” much more than the word “drunk” which is nice. I recently went to The Crossings and thought how lucky we are to have a place like that in Austin and how it wouldn’t have survived 15 years ago.

Use the words “mind and body” in a sentence to describe how your BUsiness fits in this category. As a hairstylist and salon owner, I have the opportunity to enhance my client’s mind and body during my day. To some, I’m the listening ear about problems at home. To others, I provide a shampoo tech who massages away stress and tension. I hope I never miss a chance to provide the positive change that each person who walks into BOB needs.

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As the owner of a local salon, what trends are you seeing in this industry that focus more on relaxation and health? Industry-wide, I see hairstyles gravitating toward a more natural look and depending less on flat irons, curling irons, etc. At BOB, we’re conscious of the importance of scalp massage, calmer music and respecting our client’s time. I hear from other salon owners that they’re focused on similar ambient concerns. Salons are more about the whole package now, not just a place to get a haircut. The professionals working at BOB are all health-conscious too. We have runners, cyclists, yoga practitioners and weight lifters. Clients can see we’re taking looking great to the level of feeling great.

Explain the total “mind and body” experience that a customer expects to receive when they enter your salon. I’m blessed to have an amazingly personal staff, an exceptionally inviting building and a wonderful location in which to operate the kind of salon I always wanted to work in. We have abundant natural light, high ceilings and a fireplace to curl up next to in cooler months. Even if you come in stressed, you can’t help but leave in a better mood. Our staff is upbeat, funny, sincere and professional. I’ve had many people express that they love coming into BOB and feel like they’re walking into our home. That’s the impression I want people to leave with…rejuvenated mind and body…plus good hair.

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The beAuTY sTOre 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-426-0808 Lush Silk Mascara: $17 Long Lasting Automatic Lip Liner: $16 Lucky Lips Super Gloss: $18 Eyeshadow Compacts: $16

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Yoga and Whole Foods may be sufficiently exciting for some health nuts, but for the modern Austinite, there’s no better way to nourish the body and mind than to jump out of an airplane. Newbies and experts alike can enjoy this experience just 45 minutes from downtown at the Texas Skydiving Center – the one-stop-shop for thrill seekers. Their modern aircraft, expert staff and exhaustive safety standards, ensure that your first jump is guaranteed to go off without a hitch. If you are as severely acrophobic as I am, you may consider staying grounded for fear of losing a limb. But, if you can manage to muster up the courage, tandem jumps are available for first-time jumpers with as little as one hour of training. Anyone in reasonable physical shape and over the age of 16, can experience freefall – strapped tightly to an expert skydiver, of course. For most novices, there’s no better way to learn about the sport than the “classroom in the sky.” Here, your instructor not only ensures a safe landing, but also takes advantage of the prime time to chat after your parachute opens. I highly recommend employing the optional services of the cameraman, so you can relive the magic long after landing safely. If just tagging along for the ride doesn’t suit your fancy, the best option is the Accelerated Freefall. You get to be the captain of your four-person team (well not really, but at least you get to say “ready!”) as you jump from over two miles above the ground on your first dive. Highly trained professionals are close by to assist you from start to finish. Texas Skydiving recently celebrated their tenth anniversary, and they did it with style – deep fried turkey and cold beer (a nice little incentive for the large number of first-timers who came to join the party). A certificate for a skydive is the must-have gift of 2008. And with beer as their reward, your friends and family might actually jump. Written By: Patrick Courtney Photos By: Bryan Davis

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what do you do on a daily basis to focus on your “mind and body?” Especially in the mornings, I like to take things slowly to have a positive outlook on the day and get in a good place for a reading. I also drink green tea and take a five-minute meditation and a morning prayer.

Rules to live by in life to be happy, healthy and well balanced: Karma is one of the most important things; who you are, what you are and what you are around. Karma is everything to be happy and healthy. Positive thinking, eating healthy and having good, positive family and friends around also contribute to being well-balanced.

what efforts are Austinites making to focus more on their “mind and body?” Everyone seems to want to be on a spiritual high. To help them do that, they run, jog, hike, bike and stay open-minded.

Use the words “mind and body” in a sentence to describe how your expertise fits in this category. A person’s mind and body, soul and spirit, wisdom and connection all work together in accordance. I help them to get in touch with that connection through their past, present and future.

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How did you become a psychic? My family had it and they passed it on to me. I was raised in that environment. I felt that it was necessary for me to continue on with the tradition. My teachings were from the traditional methods, not learned in books or classes.

what area do you specialize in? Love, marriage, business, health and all life and spiritual guidance.

what would you say to someone that doesn’t “believe?” For those who don’t believe, it is hard to change their minds. They need to come in with an open mind and form a decision based on experience. Just because someone has not experienced something first hand, it does not mean there is not a greater power that exists.

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Approximately three months ago, my wife Kara asked me if I was interested in joining a CSA. I think my exact response was, “Huh? I don’t even know what you’re talking about.” After first telling me what the acronym stood for (Community Supported Agriculture) and then explaining to me how it worked, I was actually shocked that 1) I had never heard of it and 2) I hadn’t been a customer for years. Well, if you’re like I was, you don’t know what a CSA really is either. At its core, it’s a way for Austinites to receive fantastic organic vegetables, grown at a local Austin farm, on a consistent basis and at a reasonable price. So, to recap: organic vegetables, grown 10 miles from where I live, supporting a local farmer. Literally nothing bad about that! We did our research and we chose Johnson’s Backyard Garden. We like the fact that it’s very family-oriented and all organic. Plus, we actually get invitations to various events like farm open houses, Dai Due supper clubs, and even notifications about recipes to try with our brand new vegetables. Also, we’re reasonably lazy (or busy), and Johnson’s has no work requirement (meaning that someone else will pick all of our vegetables for us).

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So why have we lost this practice? Thanks to our “faster is better” nation, one answer may be that while our ancestors ate whole grains, they did not consume them as we do in the form of quick-rise breads, granolas and other quickly prepared casseroles. We pay a lot for expensive breakfast cereals that snap, crackle and pop, but believing that “food is our life force,” DaVine Foods has gone back to how food was intended to be – prepared in a simple way that the average consumer can enjoy. After recognizing a need in the community for quality organic foods and natural whole food products, Michael, along with a doctoral student at the University of Texas and fellow business partner Leigh Recchia, decided to open DaVine Foods. Soon after, they met chef Matt Olsen at a vegan potluck. Now (eight months later), they offer vegetarian and vegan living to Austin.

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ocated among the Enchanted Forest and slowly becoming a south Austin staple, DaVine Foods co-owner Michael Shattah spent some time introducing me to the importance of preparation and ingredients. In the world of DaVine Foods, you can indulge in a delicious menu full of the foods you love, and prepared with ingredients that would make even our grandparents happy. A quick review of how food was traditionally prepared will confirm Michael’s point: In America, the pioneers were famous for their sourdough breads, pancakes and biscuits; and throughout Europe, grains were soaked overnight (and for as long as several days) in water or soured milk before they were cooked and served. Many senior citizens may remember that in earlier times, even the instructions on the oatmeal box called for an overnight soaking.

After doing some research, I quickly learned that water can affect the way your food tastes, and I was amazed to read that it can even prevent your body from absorbing certain nutrients. In the future, the DaVine crew is hoping to have their own restaurant in a real building, although sharing the forest property has opened up some interesting opportunities. Michael shared that the owner of the property has been interested in building a sustainable property, and has plans to maintain and keep the forest while incorporating DaVine Foods into his future building plans. For now, stop on by this South Lamar treasure and enjoy one of their sprouted spelt waffles or a sprouted flour pizza and calzone – the perfect meal to enjoy on one of their many picnic tables. Visit their website for a full menu. Enjoy! Written By: Linsey Krauss Photos By: Chanda Hopkins

With a focus on buying locally and from national organic distributors, Matt cooks to bring out the real flavors of the food. “I have plenty of raw cookbooks, but I don’t like to follow a recipe and we soak everything we use,” Matt explained. “If there’s a better ingredient out there, we’ll find it.” Raised on a farm in Vermont, Matt was used to having locally grown, organic produce to choose from. “We just picked what we wanted and left the money in the bucket,” Matt explained. He continued to point out that the actual preparation of food is sort of like a lost art form that the food industry has taken away. What people don’t really understand is that it can be simple – food can be delicious and actually good for your body! DaVine Foods is not your average organically prepared restaurant. “We use the best ingredients in town…ones that you can’t find anywhere else,” said Michael. “We only cook with stainless steel and we understand the importance of using the right type of water.”

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“Would you like any tea or water?” This is a question I never hear at the big chains. It is the first posed to me, however, when I walk into Sabia – a modern apothecary informed by the pharmacies of France and Italy, where women are more likely to stop by for lavender-infused night cream than the latest diet pill. Sabia has a loyal following here in town due largely to this kind of personal attention. “We focus on the whole body here,” says co-owner Jessica Slutsky. “From the moment people walk in, we try to engage every sense. I tend to play a lot of cool, French music to set the tone. The products themselves provide a variety of visuals and smells,” she explains. “And of course, we like to put out samples for customers to pick up and touch.” “How about taste?” I ask. Jessica grins. “Well, we do like champagne and cupcakes.” Every so often, Sabia puts together small happy hour parties. Sometimes to demo a new product or skin care line, other times to treat a group of girlfriends to mini facials or mani/ pedis, it’s an opportunity for all attendees to indulge a little (hence the bubbly). This may explain Jessica’s proclivity for products that include special extras, like a body care assortment by Red Flower (packaged with vintage ribbon by America’s oldest handmade ribbon manufacturer), or a ritual based body treatment by the same line that borrows a seven-step Japanese cleansing method. Both examples might suggest that the guiding principle of Sabia is excess. Far from it. While Sabia contains 62

an abundance of top east and west coast beauty lines, like Kiehl’s, Skin Ceuticals and Jurlique, co-owners Jessica and her partner Kevin Greenblat have an ability to anticipate just what a customer needs – and it isn’t always their products. “Sometimes if a person has dry skin and is already using a great moisturizer, I might suggest she look into omega-3 supplements or buy a humidifier,” she explains. “We’re not out to just sell things. We want to bring back that feeling of being really cared for. I think that’s why we have so many returning customers.” Speaking of being cared for, Sabia has two estheticians, and both have a long list of devotees. In the future, Sabia has its eyes on a larger space with more treatment rooms, so each esthetician can serve even more spahappy clients. “We’ve had people fall asleep during facials, they’re so relaxing!” Jessica laughs. “And that’s a good thing. We want everyone to feel a little more comfortable in their own skin after they leave our shop.” Written By: Tolly Moseley Photos By: Dalyce Burgess

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what do you do on a daily basis to focus on your “mind and body?” When I can, I go for long walks in the fresh air. When that is not possible, I take two or three deep breaths. Psychologists call this diaphragmatic breathing, and it is often recommended as part of treatment for anxiety. Even if you are not experiencing significant anxiety, deep breaths are a great way to handle stress and feel more centered.

what efforts are Austinites making to focus more on their “mind and body?” Compared to many other communities, Austinites are more open to psychotherapy, and research suggests that good mental health can influence physical health. In addition, yoga is also very popular in Austin, and it is a wonderful way to create a strong connection between mind and body.

Use the words “mind and body” in a sentence to describe how your expertise fits in this category. The mind and the body are intricately connected such that thoughts and feelings influence sexual responses, and sexual responses influence thoughts and feelings.

what do you love most about being a sex therapist? I value most the relationship I form with each client. Clients entrust me with very personal information at a time when they may be feeling quite distressed and hopeless. It means a great deal to me when they begin to feel more fulfilled and hopeful.

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I continue to be surprised when people who are not my clients share personal sexual information. For example, several years ago, at a party, an acquaintance told me he was able to orgasm without ejaculating. This phenomenon is well documented, but I was very surprised that he chose to share this with me. Part of my job is to discuss personal sexual information, but I feel just as uncomfortable as the next person to know such intimate information about someone with whom I socialize.

what’s the craziest “case” you’ve had (that you can tell us about)? If everyone were very honest with themselves about what they find sexually exciting, they might wonder if they were crazy or weird. All of us have idiosyncrasies, and a large part of therapy is helping clients to enjoy the things that make them unique. Sometimes clients come for therapy when the thing they find sexually exciting is upsetting to their partner. These can be complicated issues to address, but in many cases it can be helpful to carefully explore the underlying experiences, beliefs and fears of each partner.

what is your main goal as a sex therapist? Clients typically begin therapy with specific sexual problems they would like to address. The most common types of sexual issues I see in my practice are problems with sexual desire and couples experiencing distress as a result of pornography use or infidelity. I work with clients with a wide variety of issues though, Some clients begin therapy to work on sexual issues, but choose to continue therapy after those problems have been resolved in order to work on other psychological concerns.

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DAViD KiNG FiTNess 512-517-0072 davidkingfitness.com Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Detoxification and Nutritional Healing: Prices Vary

The GOJi seeD 300 Leland St. 512-444-4654 thegojiseed.com Dried Herbs, Tinctures, Teas, Essential Oils, Candles, Incense and Soaps: Starting at $3.50/ounce

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Seven years ago, the Texas Yoga Retreat was born out of an idea to build community and provide a caring and diverse yoga experience. Wanting to be a resource to those interested in yoga and learning, the people at the Barsana Dham Ashram informed the Austin Yoga Teachers Association that their property would be open for public events. During that meeting, three instructors, Donna Belk, Ellen Smith and Charles MacInerney, decided to offer a retreat for yoga students, yoga teachers and aspiring yoga teachers. With a vision to “build a caring, diverse and empowered yoga community” as a way to honor and nurture the integrity and principles of yoga, these three friends created the Texas Yoga Retreat. “The retreat is for everyone, at every level of the spectrum and for all body types. It is not about being Cirque du Soleil-ish,” explained Ellen Smith, co-founder of the Texas Yoga Retreat.

“To me, you can do work that you love,” said Ellen as she described how thankful she is to have found her passion and is able to make a living doing it. So, be sure to mark your calendars because for the first time, yoga enthusiasts will have the opportunity to attend two different Texas Yoga Retreats: June 20th – 22nd and November 7th – 9th, with the Living Yoga teacher training program incorporated. Written By: Linsey Krauss Photos By: Chanda Hopkins

As a way to be immersed in a relaxing weekend of yoga and ashram living, the retreat is a way to discover a community of like-minded students and teachers who wish to share ideas, information and inspiration. The retreat, held at Barsana Dham, a beautiful ashram and retreat facility located in the Texas Hill Country, features teachers from all across Texas who represent many distinct styles of yoga. Anyone who visits Barsana Dham experiences the same divine serenity that was found in the ancient ashrams of the Saints of Vrindaban. In addition to classes, you can enjoy quality vegetarian food, discussions, beautiful gardens, friendships, beauty, massages, kindred spirits, hiking, laughter, music, mehndi (henna tattoos), healing and peacocks. As with the previous Texas Yoga Retreats, the focus remains on building community. “Will it matter in 100 years if you can put your feet over your head?” Ellen asked as we discussed the true intent of yoga. It really isn’t about having the perfect technique. The founders focus on teaching compassionately with an honoring approach. The combined experience of the founders is just the foundation for the direction of the entire retreat. All three partners are certified and registered yoga instructors and business entrepreneurs. In addition to Texas Yoga, they also operate the Living Yoga Program, a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification course, also at Barsana Dham. Donna Belk has been studying hatha yoga and meditation for more than 30 years and also works in the hospice field. She began teaching after getting certified at Yoga House in Austin.

Texas Yoga Retreat 2104 Quanah Parker Tr. 512-266-7926 texasyoga.com

Charles MacInerney has been a full-time teacher of yoga, meditation and mind/body skills since 1989. He leads yoga and meditation retreats throughout the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala. He is the founder of Expanding Paradigms, and presents on a regular basis at national and international conferences. Ellen Smith is an intuitive mentor and performance coach and has a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology. She is also the founder of Sojourn Retreats, weekend retreats for women that lead them to a life filled with purpose and passion.

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dr. by day, Dr. Mike Maggio is all about living healthy, living life to the fullest and teaching others how to do the same. Practicing chiropractic medicine is the main way that Dr. Mike passes the day, but somehow he manages to find time to play soccer, train for triathlons, coach running, invent new medical devices, discover new healing compounds, write books, spin records, play tennis and be a loving husband and father. This very busy man has been a chiropractor for the past 17 years and believes that all healing and stress management is about treating both the body and the mind. “I have always based my office around education,” Dr. Mike said, “as much as I do around healing.” At his office, One World Chiropractic, you will find monthly lecture series that are free to the public. The two current lectures are “An Outrageously Healthy Life,” where you learn the five secrets to healthy living, and “Its Your Life…And It’s Time to Take It Back,” which is all about living your life and not someone else’s. Another way Dr. Mike helps people live better is through his world class running clinics. Dr. Mike, a certified Pose Method of Running coach, has been training under the method’s creator, Dr. Nicholas Romanov, for over 12 years. “People are taught proper technique and form in every sport but running,” said Dr. Mike. “You can reduce injuries and pain associated with running just by learning how to run properly and that is just what I do in my clinics.” We now know how Dr. Mike can help you reduce stress and live better, but how does he reduce his stress? He turns to something that has been in his life since he was five years old…music. Dr. Mike is a classically trained pianist and plays a mean set of drums. But just in case that wasn’t enough, you can also find him spinning records at clubs and events throughout Austin. Now, if reading about Dr. Mike’s very happy and fulfilling life has made you exhausted and stressed out, then you should head on over to One World Chiropractic and let him teach you how to live all over again. Written By: Beth Ranson Photos By: Cameron Jordan

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what do you do on a daily basis to focus on your “mind and body?” I found that keeping a schedule for exercise, yoga and Pilates have been the best ways to stay focused. I plan my meals every day around my schedule, so I can stay fueled up to meet the needs of my active lifestyle, and keep my mind focused on my clients. I have also begun to read the Tao as a way to calm my overactive mind.

Rules to live by in life to be happy, healthy and well balanced: Balance exercise, food, work and fun! Slow down to enjoy life. Take deep breaths to keep centered.

what efforts are Austinites making to focus more on their “mind and body?” The Mayor’s Fitness Council is working hard to get Austinites moving more and eating better. Austin has a variety of yoga, NIA and Pilates studios to help Austinites become more mind/body centered. I encourage my clients to do yoga and meditation as a way to relieve stress.

Use the words “mind and body” in a sentence to describe how your expertise fits in this category. We help our clients understand their relationship with food and how to fuel their bodies to achieve their maximum potential. When giving nutritional advice, our goal is to get them to a better understanding of how they can connect to their mind and body in a healthy way.

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As a nutrition consultant, what is your specialty? Disordered Eating, Sports Nutrition, Wellness and Women’s Issues.

Key points Austinites should focus on to boost their overall nutrition: Balance. Our belief is that there are no good foods and no bad foods. We help people listen to their bodies so they can fuel themselves properly. When we listen to our bodies, they lead us to the foods we need and help us stop the destructive cycle of disordered eating.

Central TX Nutrition Consultants 2308 Lake Austin Blvd. 512-469-7676 austin-nutritiontherapy.com Photos By: Cameron Jordan

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sAN sAbA spA 101 Lakeway Dr. 512-261-7331 lakeway.dolce.com European Facial: $85 Glycolic Facial: $95

ThOMAs sAVeriO spA 5416 Parkcrest 512-323-6015 thomassaverio.com 30-Min. Table Massage: $45

bODY busiNess 2700 W. Anderson Ln. 512-459-9424 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. 512-306-0557 bodybusiness.com Photos By: Chad Harlan

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2 Samuel-Rey | 2945 W. Anderson Ln. | 512-371-5344 | salon 10 Avant Salon | 9901 N. Capital of TX Hwy | 512-502-8268 | salon & spa 11 Baldwin Beauty School | 8440 Burnet Rd. | 512-458-4127 | beauty school 12 Pure Austin | 4210 Braker Ln. | 512-342-2200 | gym 13 Go Dance | 2525 W. Anderson Ln. | 512-339-9391 | dance studio 14 Yoga Yoga | 2167 Anderson Ln. | 512-380-9800 | yoga studio 15 Yoga Yoga | 12002 Burnet Rd. | 512-490-1200 | yoga studio 16 Academy of Oriental Medicine | 2700 W. Anderson Ln. | 512-467-0237 | eastern

Nestled behind rows of Chinese herbs at White Crane Herbal Medicine, lies the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA). The Academy is known as the best place for training in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Founded in 1993 by Annie and Stuart Watts, AOMA quickly became the Austin hub for learning traditional, Oriental remedies. They offer a comprehensive program including acupuncture and moxibustion training, Chinese herbology, Tai Chi and Qigong, oriental nutrition, biomedical sciences and clinical training. AOMA teaches a fundamentally different approach than that of Western medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the understanding of the Daoism; that is, organs and tissue connected through a network of channels inside the body. The Qi (pronounced “chee�) is an information carrier to different parts of the body through the channels. AOMA teaches its students to allow the flow of the Qi through these channels to move more effectively, based on the symptoms of the patient. They can do this with herbs, acupuncture, or a combination of the two. Along with teaching students who wish to practice Oriental medicine, AOMA also provides informal classes for the public. Classic Oriental methods that are designed to improve overall health, well-being and vitality are taught on a daily basis. Different levels are available, as well as varying styles, including Tai Chi, Classical Feng Shui, Chinese food therapy, Microcosmic Orbit Meditation and many others. Qigong, with Master Li is one of the most popular public 80

Qigong, with Master Li is one of the most popular public classes taught at AOMA. Recently popular in Los Angeles, Qigong has quickly become a method to overall health and well-being for much of the rest of Western society. Qigong is the practice of movements for mastery of the Qi. It is an exercise that involves regulating breathing and the mind to promote Qi flow. Unlike regular exercise, which exerts energy by tensing the muscle, Qigong works to regulate breathing and store energy in the body. Since the students of AOMA need clinical experience to get hands-on training, the public is able to make appointments with them at a discounted rate. Many who are willing to work with the students at AOMA can get much of the same treatment that they would receive from a licensed Oriental medicine practitioner. Once students of AOMA pass the comprehensive masters program in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, they will have learned about a field that “grasps the root of health problems, rather than treats the branches.� The AOMA has found a way to bring the traditions of the East straight to the center of the West. Written By: Whitney Priddy Photos By: Bryan Davis

Academy of Oriental Medicine 2700 W. Anderson Ln. 512-467-0234 aoma.edu

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After the babies are born (usually six weeks after delivery), women are encouraged to return to class (or begin a new class if they did not attend prenatal) to learn new postures. These classes focus on strength, breath and relaxation. If they are awake, the babies are included in the postures, too. Otherwise, while they sleep, the mother can enjoy a regular Hatha workout, “which is probably very rare for a new mom,” according to Taggert.

New mothers and mothers-to-be often find it difficult to construct a peer group with other pregnant women. Luckily, with its prenatal and postnatal yoga programs, Yoga Yoga offers a place to build new relationships while focusing on your body. With several classes and studios, new and soon-to-be moms are likely to find something that fits their individual needs.

While prenatal and postnatal yoga have many benefits, including reducing stress and discomfort and strengthening the body and improving flexibility, perhaps the greatest benefit is the sense of community created by students. Mothers build relationships with one another, and share concerns and advice about their pregnancies and their children.

According to Lisa Taggert, Prenatal Program Manager at Yoga Yoga, classes are roughly an even mix of novice students and experienced yoga practitioners. All prenatal classes are drop-in and include women at all stages of pregnancy, so every class is different. Instructors tailor each class to meet the needs of the students. Prenatal classes focus on breathing, meditation and strengthening the body, especially the pelvic region (to prepare for birth). Taggert explains that it is important to remain relaxed and focused during labor and birth, and the meditations and postures help achieve this.

Taggert explains that yoga is about a “union between the body and the mind.” Yoga classes help women maintain this connection throughout their pregnancies and after. Be sure to consult with your birthing professional before beginning a prenatal or postnatal yoga practice. Written By: Christine Whalen Photos By: Cory Ryan

Yoga Yoga South 1700 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-326-3900 Yoga Yoga North 2167 Anderson Ln. 512-380-9800 Yoga Yoga Westgate 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-358-1200 Yoga Yoga Northwest 12002 Burnet Rd. 512-490-1200 yogayoga.com

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what do you do on a daily basis to focus on your “mind and body?” CONNIE: Photography, painting and coaching are my passions, and I always make time for them. I surround myself with creative and passionate people who enjoy life and its beauty. I stay inspired by appreciating art and the people who create it. I exercise daily and eat healthy.

Rules to live by in life to be happy, healthy and well balanced: CONNIE: It is so important to be truly passionate about what you do and to be around people that bring out the best in you. Try to find the humor in life and its challenges. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people. Love your friends and family, and love yourself. ROY: Thoughts become Things. Flow. Be Kind, not Right. Interested, not Interesting. Love is the purest energy. Love yourself, your environment and your friends and family unconditionally. Make choices that reflect your values. Laugh. Travel.

what efforts are Austinites making to focus more on their “mind and body?” CONNIE: In Austin, we make a sincere effort to care for the world we live in. We recycle, and we fight for political change in environmental issues. We are supporters of animal rights and the children of Austin. We are an athletic community, and we eat healthy.

Use the words “mind and body” in a sentence to describe how your business fits in this category. ROY: Avant recognizes that true beauty is a holistic reflection of mind and body. We have always realized the importance of nurturing the mind and body connection in our team, guests and the environment.

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As the owners of a local salon, what trends are you seeing in this industry that focus more on relaxation and health? CONNIE: People live hectic lives, yet they are finding time to take care of themselves at the salon more frequently. Clients are also catching on to the importance of using quality products at home and the residual benefits that they will gain from them. ROY: The trend is about the customer experience and commitment to natural/organic products that support the environment. You see it reflected in the growth of the spa industry and the green companies that support it.

Explain the total “mind and body” experience that a customer expects to receive when they enter your salon. ROY: As a team of “day-makers,” our highly educated staff is dedicated to providing you with superior service. We have the latest state-of-the-art salon and spa treatments. This enables us to focus on beauty regimen, while also putting an emphasis on your mind and body experience.

Avant Salon/Day Spa 9901 Capital of TX Hwy. 512-502-8268 Avant Salon 318 Colorado 512-472-6357 avantsalon.com

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buCK’s biKes 12530 Research Blvd. 512-250-9550 bucksbikes.com Classes: From $28/month

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From a very early age, growing up in the “heartland” of Iowa, Larry “Sundar” Hope possessed a gift – the power to heal. Though instilled with a sense of energy-awareness and awakening from childhood, Hope actually went on to pursue a career in banking and consulting before he felt the call to teach and heal. Beginning in the late 1970’s, Hope embarked on several years of intense study with various Eastern and Western masters, and after successfully taking his company public in the 1980’s, had a crucial awakening while on vacation in Hawaii. Since this pivotal moment in 1989, Hope has embarked on an entirely different career path. Since then, he has successfully produced several CDs, a book and a series of healing and enlightenment courses in which he has trained and helped thousands of people throughout the world. The healing that Hope does is based on an ancient practice, where things like touch, eye contact and thought initiate a healing energy within a person. With this energy transmission of “Divine Grace,” which he says is innate within every person, he helps people heal what is needed either by the mind, body or spirit. After a healing session with Hope, you may have a wide range of experiences. You may feel an intense sense of peace or even an incredible surge of energy, or you may feel nothing at all at first, but experience a slow acceleration of energy and awakening over the following days. Hope heals mind, body and spirit through his collection of CDs, workshops and retreats (private sessions either in person or over the phone). You can even call a direct line where he offers a 15 minute “re-balancing session.” Visit his website for more details and for the complete story of Hope’s spiritual journey. 92

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what do you do on a daily basis to focus on your “mind and body?” I have a special place in my bedroom that I call my altar. It has a picture of my teacher, an angel, named Metatron. I go there every morning and other times during the day. My teacher speaks to me through my mind and I can feel the energy in my heart. This morning, I heard him say, “Anne, you are such an angel, I love you.” He inspires me to be the person that I am designed to be.

Rules to live by in life to be happy, healthy and well balanced: Be good to yourself. Trust yourself, and do what feels right to you no matter what. Eat well and spend time outdoors. Make an altar next to your bed by putting a picture of an angel or blessed being there and ask it to teach you every day.

what efforts are Austinites making to focus more on their “mind and body?” Austin has several mind, body and spirit expos or something similar every year. People go to these to experience unique products and services that help them live happier, healthier lives.

Use the words “mind and body” in a sentence to describe how your expertise fits in this category. We are mind, body and spirit, and the home is a reflection of who we are. I like to make homes feel comfortable to people as much as I like to help people feel comfortable in their homes.

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what is the “clearing of energies” process as it relates to a home? I call this process an “attunement.” About a year and a half ago, I realized that it would be a good thing for one to bless his or her home and bring in energies like love, joy and compassion. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I opened my heart and felt the urge to sing. Later, I found out it was Mother Mary who came through that day to bring energies of joy to that house. I ended up visiting each room in the house and let the messages and energies come through for an hour.

How does this process affect the “mind and body” of a home’s resident? I am not completely sure as most attunements I have done have been for vacant homes. To be honest, I feel pretty vulnerable singing in front of others, and have not done so as of yet. However, I can silently do the work as I feel energies go through my body and into the property itself. It doesn’t have to take an hour. It can be as quick as a few minutes even. It is my hope and belief that these energies help the residents align their minds and bodies and remember who they are…divine beings. Angeltree Consulting 512-293-7732 dfwstager.com

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