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ayan Grandmother Flordemayo so eloquently states in the interview with her on page 29, that every one of us holds a piece of the puzzle that helps the collective healing. While she uses the puzzle imagery, when I visualize this, I see a beautiful, decorative tapestry. If we zoom into this tapestry, we become privy to the intricate details of this ornate cloth. Up close and personal, we notice the threads lined neatly up with one another. In this intimate space, we can feel the fabric’s texture, literally inhale its scent, and experience the deepness of the colors used to create the design. What we can’t see, however, is the bigger picture. Zoomed in, we can only see a small portion of the larger whole. If we can’t see the full tapestry, we don’t know what the grand design is. Is it a mandala? A geometric pattern? Perhaps it’s a landscape. All we know from this perspective is that the cloth spreads out wide in four directions, and the colors are varied. What if we took a few steps back? What would be revealed to us then? For me, envisioning this tapestry is a beautiful reminder that we are part of the same tapestry of life, and that each of us is connected in ways that we can’t see or even imagine. On a soul level, we all know this. But when we get mired in the details of our daily lives, we forget. One of the best ways to remember is to take regular steps back from the busyness of life so we can experience this big, beautiful cosmic tapestry that we’re all a part of. How do we do this? Many people find meditation to be the perfect path to that cosmic connection. Others find that yoga, art or time spent in nature helps. There is no right or wrong way. Whatever works, do it. And do it often. Because what the world needs now is more of us feeling connected. We’ve got a lot of amazing events happening this month that will help you connect to other like-minded people in our community, so be sure to check the calendar, step out of the details, and relish in the cosmic connection with your fellow New Mexicans. May we all be inspired this month to look at the bigger picture! Publisher NA Northern New Mexico Edition

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uddhism meets the martial arts in Tog Chöd, the Tibetan Wisdom Sword practice. Although still relatively unknown in the U.S., Tog Chöd—a dynamic, deep-rooted mindfulness training—is gaining greater recognition as more teachers become certified. The only Tog Chöd retreat offered in North America in 2018 will take place August 5 to 8 at the Shambhala Mountain Center near Fort Collins, Colorado. Participants will learn the core forms as well as the Buddhist context informing this practice. One can also decide to complete a more advanced training to become a teacher. Modernized by Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, Tog Chöd is a series of movement forms performed with a wooden sword while cultivating present moment awareness. Rooted in Buddhist principles and based on the traditional Kalachakra exercises, the result is a unique method of inner transformation. The goal is that by developing one’s skills with the sword, one learns to clear the mind and overcome self-limiting thought patterns. Practitioners of the non-combative Tog Chöd face the only enemy there is—their own negative emotions. The Tog Chöd Retreat and Teacher Training will be taught by Farrah Garan, founder of Tibetan Healing Movement. Based in Seattle, she has studied the Tantrayana Buddhist healing arts directly with Rinpoche since early 2002 and is the president of the U.S. affiliate of his non-profit organization: Nangten Menlang Buddhist Medical Center. Retreat location: Shambhala Mountain Center, 151 Shambhala Way, Red Feather Lake, CO. For more information, email or visit


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enai Ellen Wachs, B.A., C.Ht., Rev., master energy healer, researcher and spiritual teacher brings her 30 years of experience, enthusiasm, and interactive energy healing and self-healing classes to Santa Fe. While many believe that healing is a spiritual gift given to just a few, Genai Ellen disagrees. “I had no psychic or spiritual abilities before I was taught simple healing steps to help my child and myself. I believe this is our human birthright. We simply need to be shown in order to be successful,” she affirms. “Accepting our natural intuition and self-healing abilities makes us more powerful, healthier and happier.” Two classes are being offered in July to connect students to their inner strength and power. The first class, Freedom Road: Meditation and Renewal Live in Santa Fe is a four-week class series opportunity beginning July 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. During this series, students will find themselves refreshed with better focus. The class fee is a $10 suggested donation. The second class, Wheels of Light: Balancing Your Chakras is an all-day workshop being held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 21 in Santa Fe. Participants will learn an easy 20-minute program for balancing their hormones and their mind with powerful results for overall health, lower blood pressure, better digestion, and more insight and clarity. The class fee is $75. Classes are taught at a private home. Address and directions will be provided on pre-registration. For more details, call 239-298-4839 or email Newsletter subscription, products and more information are available at See community resource guide, page 39.


he Enlightenment Intensive is celebrating its 50th anniversary. To celebrate, an Enlightenment Intensive is being offered July 26 to 30 in Mora County. Facilitated by Path of Heart founders, Jack and Katrin Potticary, LCSW, this residential retreat promises enlightenment during the weekend event. “Enlightenment in three days? We can’t possibly mean the same kind of enlightenment breakthroughs that seekers achieve after months or years of dedicated meditation and study in three days? Well, yes, that is exactly what we are saying,” affirms the pair, who has spent many years practicing dyad communication, a partner assisted contemplation technique, which is the primary meditation used during the Enlightenment Intensive. “What makes this technique so powerful is the addition of a listening partner that helps each participant to clear conditioned thoughts, attitudes and beliefs from their minds that mask their True Self,” explains Jack. “Having had a taste of who we are in truth has numerous valuable benefits: clarity of mind; inspiration; profound feelings of joy, love and fulfillment; and a renewed sense of purpose.” Cost: $200 for food and logistics, plus contribution for facilitation ($100 to $400) Location: Casa Primera Luz, 115 Blue Deer Ranch Rd., Buena Vista, NM. For more information, call 208-342-7499, email or visit See ad, page 8.

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onathan Moore Garrison, owner of Blue Buddha Bodywork in Santa Fe, affirms his practice is getting busier and it can be hard at times to find an appointment. To ensure he can accommodate all his cherished clients, Blue Buddha Bodywork is now open six days a week. In addition, for the first time in five years, rates have increased by $10 on all services; however, Natural Awakenings readers can still get a five pack of sessions for $350 or a 10 pack of sessions for $650 through the end of July. A sliding scale fee is still available, and to help offset the new rate increase, Moore Garrison is offering a referral bonus. “A $15 credit will be applied to your next session for every new client referred,” says this enthusiastic bodyworker, who notes that prepaid sessions never expire. “If you have any questions and concerns regarding these changes, please contact me. It has been a pleasure serving you these past five years and hope to serve you and your family for many more.”

ecome Your Truth, a three-day transformational event, is being held July 13 to 15 at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Santa Ana Pueblo in Bernalillo, New Mexico. This signature gathering, hosted by The Unicorn Way, is an opportunity for attendees to meet local like-minded women within the community. “Become Your Truth was created for the simple purpose of connection, understanding, and embracing inner-truth. This women-only weekend is designed specifically and intentionally with love and careful strategy to open your mind to what could be,” says event facilitator, Jordan Candelaria, known to most as Miss Jordan. “See, we believe any and all things are possible. We believe that there is more to this life than the monotonous day-in, day-out, and repeat.” Candelaria adds, “We honor you for the person that nobody sees. We believe that you have Divine Right to be happy, and the Divine Order to find that happiness being you.”

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evival Sugar Wax & Skin Care recently opened its doors for business in Albuquerque’s North Valley, offering a ‘green’ and healthier option to waxing. “Sugar waxing is making a comeback as people become aware of what they are using on their skin and what their skin is absorbing into their bodies,” says owner Wendi Flybutter. “Sugar waxing, dating back to 1900 BC, is the ancient technique of removing body hair with caramelized sugar. This technique is gentler on the skin than conventional wax. It’s hypoallergenic—made with just sugar, water and lemon juice— so it’s suitable for all skin types.” Revival Sugar Wax & Skin Care also offers a variety of customized facials, Bellanina Face Lift Massage using Thai massage and pressure points, oncology facials, and Reiki. Flybutter affirms that her business thrives on using natural and organic ingredients, and she infuses them into every service. “Beauty comes from health within our mind, body and spirit. Revival is environmentally conscious, and we go out of our way to avoid toxic skin products, plastics, destructive detergents, and fake fragrances in our services and facility.” Location: 6721 4th St. NW, Los Ranchos, NM. For more information, call 505-345-0033 or visit See ad, page 22.

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Family Constellations class is being held August 3 to 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at Blue Desert Hale in Escobosa, New Mexico. During this class, facilitated by Tina Vervaeke, attendees will learn the basic dynamics of family constellations and will apply what they’ve learned in a CranioSacral Therapy session. “Family constellations is a powerful method to help you recognize difficult entanglements, both in your family of origin as well as in your present family or relationship,” explains Vervaeke. “Solution-oriented interventions bring understanding, which is followed by a deep relaxation that allows love to flow again between members of the family system.” The systemic view focuses on the causes and needs behind symptoms, rather than on the symptoms themselves. “Systemic interventions primarily focus on clarifying what is happening, so that people in the system can contribute to making the system vital in their own way,” says Vervaeke, who taught the first four classes at Etienne Peirsman’s schools in Belgium and Holland for over 10 years. She currently teaches Systemic Family Constellations at the Peirsman CranioSacral Academy in the Netherlands. Cost: $645. Location: Blue Desert Hale, Pre-requisites: Basics and preferably Talking to the Heart. For more information and to register, call 505-503-5137 or visit See ad, page 4.

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he next 500hour hypnotherapy course begins Monday, September 10 at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Albuquerque. The academy is the exclusive provider of Integral Hypnotherapy™ Training and accelerated Hypnotherapy Training for Certification. After completing the first 300 hours of modules one through three, students are eligible for certification as hypnotherapists with the International Board of Hypnotherapy. By also completing the additional 100 hours of module four, which covers pain management techniques and accelerated healing, they become eligible for the professional designation of certified medical support clinical hypnotherapist. Module five is a 100-hour elective that covers natal regression and past-life therapy, for a total of 500 hours of training. Students have traveled from 30 countries and all 50 states to attend the school. Academy Director Tim Simmerman Sierra states, “Our state licensed hypnosis courses and clinical hypnotherapy training have led the field in hypnotherapy education for almost 30 years. The 500-hour accelerated certification course in hypnotherapy is held three times a year and is taught in two-week modules.” Location: 2132 Osuna Rd., NE, Ste. B, Albuquerque, NM. To register, call 505-767-8030 or toll free at 877-983-1515 or visit See ad on page 4.

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As Earth’s climate becomes warmer, sleepless nights will increase for many, predicts a study from the University of California, San Diego. The research links sleep data on 765,000 Americans collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with climate models that predict warming trends. Rising temperatures could cause six additional nights of poor sleep per 100 people by 2050 and 14 by 2099. Seniors, which have difficulty regulating body temperature, and low-income people without air conditioning, are likely to be the most affected.


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A Natural Choice for Overactive Bladder by Clark Breslin The annual International Board of Hypnotherapy Symposium saw the unveiling of the results of a year-long study done with women who experience overactive bladders (OAB). The NIH-funded study, performed at University Hospital, demonstrated that hypnotherapy can be as effective as medication in helping people dealing with an overactive bladder. “It is an exciting time in the field of hypnotherapy,” shares Clark Breslin, founder of Clark Breslin Hypnotherapy in Albuquerque. “For those suffering from this issue, hypnosis provides a new choice for managing it. Hypnosis has no side effects, and is a naturally occurring, altered state of consciousness.”

The protocols used in the NIH study have demonstrated success in helping reduce urges and the embarrassment and shame associated with this issue. These same protocols have been made available to members of the International Board of Hypnotherapy. “If you experience this issue and are ready to take back your life, perhaps hypnotherapy is right for you,” shares Clark Breslin, founder of Clark Breslin Hypnotherapy. “Before beginning sessions for this or any other condition, be sure to ask your primary care provider if hypnotherapy is right for you.” Clark Breslin Hypnotherapy offers 8-session series to clients with overactive bladder. Proven results for those willing to follow the program. For a free consultation, call 505-435-1565. See ad, page 6.

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Regenerative Medicine: The Power of PRP by Robyn Benson, DOM The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is considered by many to be a “new frontier” of regenerative therapy, but in fact it has been administered by surgeons to speed wound healing for the past few decades. You may have heard about Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, and racehorses receiving PRP to avoid surgery or to accelerate recovery. Elite athletes may have put PRP on the map, but it’s a beneficial therapy for anyone with joint pain caused by injury, overuse or arthritis. PRP is a natural solution, a non-surgical therapy that harnesses the critical components of your body’s own healing process to stimulate tissue regeneration and repair. It is the growth factors derived from the platelets that are responsible for soft tissue repair, bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels, and stimulation of the wound healing process. Clinical studies have shown that PRP is effective for pain in the shoulders, hips, knees, vertebrae, and other joints. PRP is now becoming widely known as an effective and simple procedure for women who want to improve their sexual function, libido, sexual dysfunction, relieve pelvic pain and increase vaginal sensation and tone (known as the O-Shot). PRP is also used for men with erectile dysfunction (ED), Peyronie’s disease and sexual dysfunction (known as the P-Shot). You may have also heard of the Vampire Facelift, Hair-lift and Breast-lift that have become extremely popular among celebrities and people of all walks of life committed to natural, regenerative approaches to look and feel youthful without the use of drugs and surgery. If you have tried everything possible for you aching knee, hip pain, shoulder pain and/or incontinence and you are not getting the results you would like, consider PRP. It is changing people’s lives and it can change your life, too. Robyn Benson offers her ART (Amplified Regenerative Therapies) which includes all of these PRP procedures at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health. The center’s acupuncture practice is the foundation of all of their services. They also offer a top quality anti-inflammatory diet that includes supplements like fish oil, turmeric and glucosamine chondroitin designed to support the body in rebuilding cartilage, and other therapies like topical analgesics, PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy), prolozone, cold laser, and micro-current for pain relief. For more information, call 505-986-1089 or visit or

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Float therapy is a beneficial wellness modality that has been scientifically proven to help improve one’s mental and physical health. The therapy consists of a person essentially floating on their back in a tank filled with body temperature salt water. Invented in the 1950s by neuro-scientist Dr. John Lilly, float therapy is based on a scientific approach to enhancing deep relaxation by taking a break from all the sensory input we are constantly being bombarded with on a daily basis. Benefits include a decrease in stress and tension headaches, improved sleep, reduced blood pressure, enhanced creativity, and an overall sense of improved well-being. Floating therapy has also been shown to help significantly reduce inflammation as it provides a stress-free healing environment. Epsom Salts are a powerful sterilizer and anti- inflammatory agent. With approximately 200 pounds of Epsom Salts in each float, muscles assume a pure, relaxed state allowing the body to naturally heal itself. Inflammation is linked to various diseases (RA, Chronic Pain, Cardiovascular disease). We know inflammation is a way of the body playing defense against certain viruses, bacteria’s and damaged tissues. Medical researchers and float enthusiasts alike report many benefits to floating, both mental and physical. When floating, the body, muscles and mind relax and become still, allowing the floater to experience a feeling of weightlessness and a meditative state. By reducing chronic inflammation and relieving stress, floatation helps individuals live healthier lives. Maria Dernocoeur, RN, BSN, is the co-owner of True REST Float Spa in Albuquerque. To schedule your float session, call 505-832-7014 or visit Mention NA magazine and health brief and receive $40 off your first session. See ad, page 4.

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Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops by Melinda Hemmelgarn


hen we think of scientists as men and women in lab coats peering into microscopes, what’s missing is farmers. Our society doesn’t tend to equate the two, yet farmers are active field scientists. How they choose to grow and produce food greatly impacts our shared environment of soil, water and air quality, as well as the nutritional content of food, and therefore, public health. The best field- and lab-based scientists share key traits: they’re curious, keen observ-

ers and systems thinkers that learn by trial and error. Both formulate and test hypotheses, collect data, take measurements, assess results and draw conclusions.

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scientific process and good, careful farming—all aspects of which revolve around observations, goals, planning, implementation, intervention and analysis of results—then careful re-planning based on those results.” Dyer and her husband, Dick, started farming after long careers in traditional health care, where the focus was on treating people after they got sick. Through their


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farm work, they wanted to focus on prevention. “Growing healthy food in healthy soil, our goal was to create and nourish a healthy community from the ground up. Communicating the multiple benefits of healthy soils and ecosystems has been at the core of our vision and responsibility from day one,” she says. The Dyers believe that flavor is key to eating and enjoying truly nourishing foods, and based on their professional health backgrounds and farming experience, they connect healthy soil with higherquality, better-tasting food. In Havre, Montana, Doug Crabtree, and his wife, Anna, manage Vilicus Farms, featured in the book Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America, by Liz Carlisle. The Crabtrees grow organic heirloom and specialty grains, pulses and oilseed crops such as emmer, kamut, black beluga lentils and flax. Asked if he considers himself a scientist, Crabtree first defines the term as “a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.” Then he replies, “Given this definition, how could any farmer not be a scientist? An organic farmer is a lifelong student of nature, seeking to emulate her wisdom and processes as we refine our production systems. Organic production isn’t just growing food without toxic chemical inputs, it’s a system that requires conscientiously improving soil, water and associated resources while producing safe and healthy food for America’s growing population of informed consumers.”

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At the Rodale Institute, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Andrew Smith directs the new Vegetable Systems Trial, a long-term, side-by-side comparison of both biologically organic and chemically based conventional vegetable production. An organic farmer with a Ph.D. in molecular ecology from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Smith studies how soil quality and crop-growing conditions influence the nutrient density and health-protecting properties of specific vegetables. “Over the past 70 years, there’s been a decline in the nutritional value of our

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anta Fe Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Festivities are planned all summer long to commemorate this special occasion. Every week from June 28 to September 20 the Farmers’ Market is giving away a birthday gift to a lucky Market shopper. Each birthday box will contain The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Cookbook by Douglas Merriam, a jar of jam from Heidi’s Raspberry Farm, a smudge stick from Gonzales Farms, a jar of Garlic Oil from Dome Valley Garlic, Little Beez Lotion Bar with Tin from Love and Letche, a bag of Blue Corn Meal from Monte Vista Organic Farm, a pair of Aspen Leaf Earrings from Corey Mansfield, a ChicoBag Mesh Reusable Produce Bag and a hand-painted kitchen towel from the Gift Shop. The birthday gift will be raffled off once a week for 13 weeks. To receive a raffle ticket, spend $10 or more at any vendor at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market. Special events include a birthday party on August 4, which includes cake, face painting, a clown, piñatas and other fun birthday activities; a movie night featuring the film The Trip to Spain at the Jean Cocteau Cinema at 7:30 p.m. on August 8; and a community picnic in the Railyard from 5 to 8 p.m. on August 12. In addition, all throughout August a photo exhibit of the Farmers’ Market from the 1960’s until today will be on display. Location: 1607 Paseo de Peralta at S. Guadalupe St. in the Railyard. For more information, visit or email Ceci Irvin, Media Market Coordinator at 18

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foods,” reports Smith. “During this time, industrial agriculture, with its pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, increased yields and size of crops, but the tradeoff was a decline in nutrient content, known as the ‘dilution effect’.” In addition, Smith explains, greater levels of nitrogen fertilizer, typical of conventional production methods, may also increase a plant’s susceptibility to insects and disease. Smith’s research will give fellow farmers, healthcare providers and consumers a better understanding of how crop production practices influence soil quality and therefore, food quality. For example, research of organic crops shows higher levels of vitamin C; higher-quality protein; plus more disease-fighting compounds called secondary plant metabolites such as lycopene, polyphenols and anthocyanin, the plant pigment responsible for the red, blue and purple colors in fruits and vegetables, as reported in a meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

The Rodale Institute has formed partnerships with nutrition and medical researchers at Pennsylvania State University, in University Park. Of particular interest, for example, are extracts from purple potatoes that show promise in helping to kill colon cancer cells. Smith looks forward to identifying growing methods that boost levels of anthocyanin, as well as other health-protecting compounds in crops. The new Regenerative Health Institute, a global research and education center linking soil health to human health, will also be housed at the Rodale Institute. It’s a collaboration between Rodale staff and the Plantrician Project, a nonprofit organization in New Canaan, Connecticut, that promotes whole food and plant-based nutrition, and helps healthcare providers embrace food as medicine as the foundation of their practices. Jeff Moyer, a renowned internaContinued on page 20 art - food - music



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a Montañita Co-op Food Market is New Mexico’s largest communityowned natural foods market—a one-stop shop for all things fresh, fair, local and organic. The Co-op is a friendly neighborhood store where the community can stop by for fresh produce from farmers down the road, delicious lunches prepared by expert deli chefs, unique gifts handmade by local artisans, and a wide selection of local and organic groceries including bulk foods, meats and cheeses, and natural body care.

port Officer. “La Montañita’s desire for a regenerative agriculture sector that uses sound environmental practices may not be realized overnight, but if we support local farmers we can steadily move closer to this end. The Co-op offers assessments of

local farms and help growers with planning continuous improvement strategies to help realize this end and our partner farmer’s goals.” The result of the Co-op’s involvement is this: They can act as a conduit to manifest a thriving and sustainable local economy. Continuous improvement coupled with distribution and access to markets, facilitated thorough their distribution center ensures that farmers can grow to practically whatever size they wish, and continue to thrive. “Thriving farmers means more fresh produce, having a positive impact on the health and well beings of the people in the communities we serve,” affirms Phy. “With a healthy local agricultural sector, support of agricultural coops, and our model as an example to other businesses, we hope to continue to stimulate growth in the cooperative economy, as it is a superior model for an alternative, more equitable economy.” For more information, visit LaMontanita. coop. See ad, below.

La Montañita’s mission as a Cooperative, which they refer to as their Ends, includes: • Increased access to, and purchase of, healthy foods. • A growing regenerative agriculture sector that uses sound environmental practices. • A thriving and sustainable local economy. • A strengthened cooperative community. “In what ways do we support local farmers? Well, it not only starts with purchasing their food. We engage in many endeavors that support farmers on a level that is not monetary,” shares Joseph Phy, Cooperative Operations and SupJuly 2018


tional authority in organic agriculture and executive director of the Rodale Institute, explains, “It’s not only what you eat that’s important, but how what you eat was produced. Ultimately, our personal health is linked to the health of the soil.” David Montgomery, a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, in Seattle, has visited farms worldwide, witnessing how farmers use regenerative farming practices to bring degraded soil back to life. He learned that grazing animals, cover-cropping and no-till farming free of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides protects and enriches the soil microbiome, which contributes to the nutrient density of plants and human health.

We Are What We and Our Animals Eat

Along with our well-being, livestock farming methods impact our environment, too. A growing body of research including a new study published in Food Science & Nutrition shows that meat and dairy products from animals raised mostly on grass or pasture—as nature intended—contain significantly higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids compared to grain-fed animals. These naturally occurring fats help protect us from inflammation, heart disease and cancer. Important in brain, eye and nerve development, omega-3 fatty acids are especially critical for pregnant and breastfeeding women

and their infants. Organic farmers, by law, must provide their ruminant animals with significant time on pasture and may not feed them genetically engineered feed or feed produced with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Further, they can’t use synthetic hormones or antibiotics to promote weight gain. In these ways, organic farmers help protect our food, water, and environment from contamination, and reduce the growing global threat of antibiotic resistance. Randolph Center, Vermont, dairy farmers Regina and Brent Beidler diligently study and question changes they witness in their immediate environment. They monitor what grows in their pasture, watch what their cows choose to eat and count the numbers and activities of insects, bees, worms, birds and wildlife. They understand that careful land and animal stewardship is key to soil, plant, animal and human health.

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More hospitals nationwide are investing in farms and farmers’ markets to boost patient, employee and community health by increasing access to nutrient-dense, fresh, healthful food. One exceptional example is the new partnership between Virginia’s Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) and Augusta Health, an independent, community-owned nonprofit hospital in Augusta County, Virginia. The AMI Fellowship program prepares individuals to become farmers,

teachers and ambassadors for healthpromoting food systems. “Both AMI and Augusta Health believe that access to excellent health care includes access to healthy food,” explains Sue Erhardt, the institute’s executive director. The AMI Farm at Augusta Health initiative will create an onsite production farm and a community venue for food, nutrition and gardening education. Their goal is to tackle three major local health issues: poor nutrition, low physical activity and overweight; diabetes; and mental health. A Food Farmacy program for those with or at risk for Type 2 diabetes will provide fresh produce prescriptions at an onsite farmstand, as well as cooking classes. Erhardt recalls her life-changing experience as a teen, hearing American labor leader Cesar Chavez speak about farm worker exposure to pesticides and related cancer clusters. She’s proud to say, “The farm project will exemplify sustainable practices for growing vegetables, including organic fourseason crops and companion planting, while promoting soil health. “We believe this project will promote a better quality of life for staff, patients and community members.” That’s the power of farming when it’s dedicated to optimum health. Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, writer and Food Sleuth Radio host with, in Columbia, MO. Connect at

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ny time our bodies sense an “invader”—a microbe, virus, plant pollen or unwelcome chemical— they go into high alert, producing white blood cells to fight it off. Once the danger has been thwarted, normal functioning returns. If we continue to expose ourselves to these threats, then the high-alert process, known as inflammation, becomes chronic. This disturbance of natural equilibrium can lead to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, depression and pain. It can also mask or worsen autoimmune diseases. Eating foods with natural anti-inflammatory properties can help the body function better.

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“Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects,” says Dr. Frank Hu, also a Ph.D. and professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “A healthy diet is beneficial not only for reducing the risk of chronic diseases, but also for improving mood and overall quality of life.”

Hu, Josh Axe, a chiropractor and doctor of natural medicine, in Nashville, Tennessee, and Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, promote anti-inflammatory foods, backed by recent studies, on their websites. “Small, gradual changes are typically more sustainable and easier for the body to adapt to,” writes Axe. “So rather than emptying your pantry and sailing off to the Mediterranean, you can pursue an anti-inflammatory diet one step at a time.” That’s what Andrea Adams Britt did. A professional wedding cake baker from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Britt experienced bewildering symptoms, including digestion issues, depression, migraines, weight gain and skin irritation. In 2015, she eliminated flour and sugar from her diet, and then added more organic leafy green vegetables, coconut oil and wild-caught salmon. Her symptoms went away one at a time, and by last January, she had also lost 100 pounds. The solution for her was to create flavorful dishes that she enjoyed eating, so she did not feel deprived.

Weil advises, “The best foods are those that offer disease-preventive benefits such as anti-inflammatory effects and delectable flavor. When I eat such foods, I feel as though I’ve hit a grand slam homerun—the sensory pleasure is heightened by the fact that each bite contributes to my overall well-being.” His take on an Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid at Tinyurl. com/Andrew-Weil-Food-Pyramid offers a broad sample of these foods in an easy, downloadable graphic. Reducing inflammation in her body has also led to better mental and emotional health for Britt. “I am a happier person,” Britt says. “I can control my emotions, focus my thoughts and am more at peace.”

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Green leafy vegetables such as Swiss chard contain natural anti-inflammatories such as vitamins K, D and C, says Axe.

Beets have a natural antioxidant, betalain, an anti-inflammatory compound that inhibits the activity of enzymes the body uses to trigger inflammation, advises Axe.

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Green tea is best enjoyed hot with a little squeeze of lemon; it may reduce cholesterol levels, ultimately assisting in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, per Weil.


Virgin coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, according to a study published in Pharmaceutical Biology. Britt eats a total of one-and-a-half tablespoons a day in hot drinks, salads or soups.


Tomatoes are an easy-to-use and a tasty anti-inflammatory food, says Axe. He notes, “They are a rich source of lycopene, betacarotene, folate, potassium, vitamin C, flavonoids and vitamin E.”


Bok choy has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects, as well as a higher concentration of betacarotene and vitamin A, than any other variety of cabbage, according to Weil.

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Black cod, also known as butterfish or sablefish, has even more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, notes Weil.

Walnuts, rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, says Axe. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (

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hronic pain affects 100 million Americans, with annual treatment costs reaching $635 billion, according to the Institute of Medicine. Worse, opiate-derived pain medications, conventional medicine’s go-to treatment for chronic pain, are addictive and deadly. The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder involving prescription drugs as of 2016 while 12 million admitted to misusing them. Legal and illegal opioids killed 64,070 Americans in 2016, 21 percent more than the previous year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some opioid addiction stems from use of illegal recreational drugs like heroin and cocaine, but the National Institute of Drug Abuse testified to the U.S. Senate that as of 2014 more than four times as many Americans were addicted to prescription opioids (2.1 million) than heroin (467,000). Natural approaches, less harmful in relieving pain and thereby preventing drug addictions, are addressing and ameliorating long-term back or neck, nerve and

even cancer pain, and saving lives. The first step in preventing dependency is to avoid opioids completely, says Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in WinstonSalem, North Carolina: “Opioids don’t work for chronic pain. They may be effective for acute pain, such as right after an injury or surgery, but they are ineffective and addictive in the long run.” Here are several better ways to feel better. Mindfulness meditation: Zeidan recommends mindfulness meditation and cites a University of Massachusetts study of people with chronic pain in which pain lessened by at least 65 percent after 10 weeks of this practice. “Mindfulness meditation is about discipline and regulating one’s attention. It appears to shut down the thalamus, the brain’s gatekeeper, and the brain’s ability to register pain,” explains Zeidan. Yoga: Strongly positive effects have been Continued on page 26

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hat are you addicted to? If you have ever seen that image of “The Addiction Tree,” you may, like me, have seriously contemplated whether you have an addiction to at least a couple of what is listed. It is evident that our society fosters addictive behaviors and we must be vigilant every day to ward off these tendencies. Addiction encompasses many forms of expression and there are many origins as to how a person develops an addiction or addictive behavior. The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as “a primary, chronic and relapsing brain disease characterized by an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.” It appears that both too much (manic) or too little (depression) dopamine drives addiction, and that regulating serotonin levels may help to take the edge off the mental pain driving addictions. Substance abuse, specifically opioids, is the primary addiction that is addressed in this article. Unfortunately, opioid addiction has become a public health crisis, and the number of overdoses each year continues to rise. The leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50 is now drug overdose. In addition to heroin, legal prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl, are included in this class of drugs known as opioids. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains that opioids are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the brain and nervous system to produce pleasurable effects and relieve pain. The New York Times reported that the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths shows roughly 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016. This increase of deaths is the largest annual jump—almost 20 percent—ever recorded in the U.S., from 52,404 recorded deaths in 2015. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that

95 million Americans used prescription painkillers in the past year, not to mention the unrecorded use. Hundreds of millions of prescriptions for opioids are written each year. Four in five new heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers. From 2015 to 2016, in just one year, heroin deaths rose 23 percent. There have been a growing number of testimonies from people using CBD to aid in overcoming their opioid addiction and subsequent withdrawal symptoms. In addition to substituting CBD for opioids purely for its pain-relieving properties, CBD users report that it helps relieve their migraines, mood swings, depression, anger and anxiousness caused by withdrawing from opioid use. To assist those desiring to overcome their opioid addiction, three companion products are carried at Santa Fe’s new CBD shop, Sacred Wellness. These products, two of which contain CBD, were designed to help overcome withdrawal symptoms, such as a drop in serotonin and dopamine levels, support in the healing of the physical body damaged by these substances, and to aid in the metaphysical healing of this state of being that many people surprisingly find themselves. Whether this addiction grabbed a hold of a person after they started using prescription painkillers at parties or after a car accident, more and more people need assistance to shake and heal from this modern plague. The alcohol extract product Addiction Support assists in relieving anxiety and stress related to drug use, boosting serotonin and dopamine, strengthening the immune system, and restoring the nervous system. Some of the herbs in the formula are known to increase dopamine or serotonin, while having anti-anxiety effects and help with frayed nerves. The local raw honey and apple cider vinegar blended product Addiction Heal assists in gentle nourishing, cleansing and detoxifying the body and organs from substance abuse, and has relaxing and calming effects. The herbs in this formula provide a gentle detoxification and alcohol alternative to aid in healing and cleansing the organs and systems of the body. The energy blend product “Addiction Resolve,” assists in healing and resolving the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person that influence an addictive behavior. This energy formula works on a person’s energy bodies, and has no chemical constituents, side effects or contraindications. Locations: 1300 Luisa St. Ste.4, Santa Fe. Call 505-257-3733; Green Jeans Farmery at 3600 Cutler Ave. NE, Albuquerque. Call 505-3480090; 642 S. Alameda Blvd., Las Cruces. Call 575-300-0154. Visit See ad, page 21. July 2018


reported in several studies, including one on 150 veterans with chronic low back pain from the Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System. It showed that 12 weeks of yoga classes reduced pain and opioid use, and improved functionality of participants; many of them had suffered back pain for more than 15 years.

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The Many Forms of Qigong by Master Mingtong Gu and the Chi Center Staff


ou may have heard of many different forms and/or lineages of Qigong, each with different emphases and expressing different aspects of qi—gong or energy—cultivation. All forms of qigong aim to move us toward the same ultimate goals—a clear and calm state of mind (enlightenment) and cultivation of a vibrant life and legacy (immortality). Think of the various qigong types as different dimensions of one collective—one whole. Qigong methods like tai chi, martial arts, restorative healing or spiritual development can often focus on one or two practices that might include breathing, visualization, sound, meditations, movement, ritual and/or prayer. Because Wisdom Healing Qigong is a comprehensive approach that incorporates all the dimensions named above, is sourced from many lineages throughout history, is adaptable to any level of mobility, and includes principles and practices that span every stage of life, it is considered an inclusive and full expression form of qigong. As a little background, qi (chi) is the creative power of life—a pure state of energy, both in form and formless, beyond our perception. Gong is cultivation, practice and benefits. It is the power and abilities we develop—the measurable realization of practice, and an energetic structure of wisdom that can be cultivated inside and around you. There are many pathways to awaken us to energy, in forms we can see and that which exists beyond our limited perceptions. If you widen your scope of understanding, you could say there are many ways of “doing” qigong. It may surprise you to consider yoga, meditation and any spiritual practice as forms of qigong or the cultivation of energy. A simplistic illustration would be, when we sleep the mind is totally relaxed and the body falls into a more relaxed state, so the energy body is naturally less contracted. Then, the exchange of energy between the body and the remainder of the world can happen more fluidly and can promote more than just rest—recharging your batteries, so to speak. In this way, we are engaging in a very basic form of qigong.

When you practice qigong principles—when you’re awake and using the conscious mind to guide the body into a relaxed state without falling asleep—you amplify the quality of energy in your totally relaxed state. Then you can purposefully promote the well-balanced functions of the physical body—biologically, chemically and so forth. The health benefits that come out of your state of awake relaxation are amplified. Wisdom Healing Qigong develops the capacity of your mind, body, heart and spirit to participate in the entire process of life— the cultivation of energy—which goes far beyond just physiological functioning to promote total well-being and quality of life. To learn more about Wisdom Healing Qigong, Master Mingtong Gu, Chi Center online courses, and qigong retreats in New Mexico, visit See ad, this page.

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the Divine, and that is so precious. May all the people be blessed, and may they know they are carriers of their unique light of God, Father Mother God, whatever name we call the Being that loves us unconditionally. Grandmother Pershile (Perci) - Hopi/Tewa Grandmother Pershile (Perci) is a member of the Hopi/Tewa Tribe, from the Village of Walpi, Arizona. She is a Grandmother who is dedicated to healing hearts, minds and spirits.

Gathering for Humanity by Jude Byrne


Reverend Grandmother Eila Paul - Maori Tainue Elder Grandmother Reverend Eila Paul is a healer with a spiritual and physical connection to her people, the Maori of Aotearoa New Zealand and to our world culture.

JB: Can you share a little about sound healing?

Grandmother: Singing and music was a natural and important way in my life since I was born. One day…I realized healings come through our voices for those that can accept and receive it. For me, the doors and windows opened in a whole new way of how we could use the instrument that God has given us.

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Being in nature, prayer, meditation and laughter are very grounding. Grandmother Pershile: ACCEPTANCE - Today I open my mind and heart to accept all that life has to offer. I understand that I may not always recognize the lesson or value of all my experiences and must learn to be patient and accept that,, in time I will know the true meaning of all that life has given me. I accept my greatest gift of “now” and pray that I will not waste it by worrying and complaining. Instead, I will use “now” to fill my life with happiness and success. Grandmother Moetu Taiha Maori Tuhoe Elder Grandmother Moetu Taiha shares that MoetuTaiha is descended from Ngai Tauhoe and the Kahungunu tribes of Aoteara, New Zealand.

JB: What would you like to share about your healing work?

Grandmother: I tell people to get to know your shadows. If you’re angry, acknowledge your emotions. Find out the real reason you are being triggered. Get to really know yourself. It takes bravery and courage to look at the shadow side, and that is how we find the light in ourselves. I’m a Transformer. I help to transform people. I open the gate and they must be willing to do the work. We are all here to find our God Self. We are all here to be the best we can be. It’s more about being, not doing. Human Beings not human doings. I pray for everyone.

Grandmother: My wish is for everyone to know the love of a grandmother or a grandfather or a teacher or somebody who recognizes their holy being within them. Inside us all is a spark of 28

Grandmother Pershile: Our moral compass has become pretty much diluted. We’re forgetting how to treat each other with integrity and with compassion and love. People have turned to materialistic things, and they’re forgetting to think about Creator which is so important to keep in balance.

JB: Can you share a prayer?

he key catalyst and host for the Gathering for Humanity at the Chi Center in Galisteo was Grandmother Flordemayo, one of the original 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, an international group of spiritual elders, medicine women and teachers. When asked what inspired the Gathering, Grandmother Flordemayo said she heard and listened to her guidance from the Holy Ones. The message she received was that it was important to “unite” and “gather humanity” at this critical time. She also stressed the importance of living and communicating from the heart space because that is where the truth is. Jude Byrne recently got the chance to catch up with several other respected Grandmother Elders at the event.

JB: Any message for our readers?

JB: How do we keep the vibrations high?

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pened to me and I know what it means. When we’re putting a puzzle together, we don’t know how many pieces are involved. It’s almost insane to try to even guess that.

NA: How would you recommend that we get closer to the light or connect with our cosmic remembrance?

GRANDMOTHER FLORDEMAYO after the Gathering Interview by Andrea Schensky Williams

Natural Awakenings Magazine: What are your thoughts now that that you completed the first Gathering for Humanity? Grandmother Flordemayo: It was surreal. I could almost hear and touch the Star Nation when they gave me the mandate of bringing everybody together. When we receive a mandate, we don’t question it. You embrace it and pray on it. It took the diligence of my daughter Heather to put the Gathering together and reach out to the other organizations and see what everybody thought about coming together.

NA: How would you describe the Star Nation?

GF: They’re not like humans. I would say it was a telepathic humanoid kind of communication. The voices or tones sounded like regular voices. They were very gentle, kind, mild mannered and quiet. I felt very comfortable with them.

NA: Do these beings live in another dimension? Does everybody have their individual journey?

GF: You know, we all have our individual journeys. That’s number one. And yes, there are different dimensional worlds.

NA: Looking at what’s going on in the U.S. and in the world many people worry about their future. Do you have a message in regards to that?

GF: People are always waiting for somebody else to do something, somebody else to do the prayer, to pay the bill, or have an answer. But what are you doing? That’s what I like to say to people. What are you doing to make this a better world? What is your responsibility? In the 70’s I remember hearing about the Mayan prophecies and people coming together. This one prophecy called upon people to awaken. The dawn is here. No one shall be left behind. We are all as one fingers of a hand. But we’re still acting like we’re not fingers of the same hand. AWAKEN, the dawn is here.The right time is here, the light is here, and we need to look at things differently. We need to open our hearts and our mind of acceptance.

NA: In closing do you have any anything else that you would like to share.

GF: Yes. I’d like for people to remember that we are the children of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Whatever we did yesterday, we can certainly correct today. But if we want a better tomorrow, we better fix it today. I think that’s something everybody can understand and connect with. A vital puzzle piece of Grandmother Flordemayo’s cosmic journey is The Path. Located on 40-acres in Estancia, New Mexico, just east of Albuquerque, the mission of The Path is “to conserve and distribute seeds for future generations.” The mission is achieved through conservation, education and collaboration with other organizations. The vision of the Path “is to raise spiritual consciousness on the inter-connectiveness between humanity and Mother Earth”. For more information, donations or to volunteer go to Photography by Jane Feldman

NA: I would imagine that people have to be very open to connect and receive that type of energy. How can people have that type of experience?

GF: Do not let your mind interfere with any of this. It’s not about the mind. What we are trying to do is to get some kind of recollection from our light DNA about remembering because we are multi-dimensional beings. We live yesterday, today and tomorrow all at once. We have to find a way of quieting ourselves, being in a still place to ask our mind specific questions. We could use that as a prayer and keep asking over and over until we receive the answers.

GF: We have to accept everyone for what they are and who they are. If we don’t have that acceptance in our heart how are we going to accept anybody that’s from another dimension?

NA: One of your beliefs is that everybody holds a piece of the puzzle to help the collective healing. How do we discover what our piece of the puzzle is? GF: It’s not so much that we discover. It’s more of a knowing. When the announcement about the Gathering came out, people would say, “Oh yes, I understand this.” Something similar hap-

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nsomnia plagues millions of Americans, and finding a solution can be difficult when the condition is chronic. Prolonged lack of quality sleep compromises health and sets the stage for depression, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammation, poor memory and even serious risk of heart attack. The good news is that natural alternatives, especially regular exercise, offer relief. Northwestern University research published in the journal Sleep Medicine even confirms better results from exercise than other natural approaches.

Timing is Everything

Circadian rhythm, the body’s internal clock, governs physiological patterns involving sleep and hunger, and is cued by temperature and sunlight, so timing our exercise is important. Other studies at Northwestern reveal that workouts earlier in the day yield better results because muscles also have their own rhythm (internal clocks) that help them perform more efficiently due to the presence of daylight, and function optimally then. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a decrease in body temperature after an initial increase during physical activity initiates sleep, which also suggests that exercising later in the day, but not before bed, is helpful, as well. Research from Princeton University further shows that exercise can help the brain process stress, helping to minimize anxiety which often accompanies or fosters insomnia. Long Beach, California, holistic podiatrist Don Kim, creator of The Walking Cure Program, affirms, “The first thing to address is the circadian rhythm—what I call the body’s highest peak and lowest valley. The entire system needs to get used to slowing down.” Kim’s life changed for the better, including his struggles 30

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The more oxygen the brain receives, the lower the levels of cortisol that trigger racing thoughts. Other forms of moderate aerobic exercise involving cardio machines, spinning, cross-country skiing, swimming and dancing are also beneficial ways to increase oxygen intake. Chicago fitness expert Stephanie Mansour explains, “Improving circulation helps to increase the body’s energy during the day and helps you wind down at night.” It’s a common misconception that rushing through the day is the same as engaging in exercise. Mansour elaborates: “Exercising is different than just being busy or working outside, because it’s a time where you connect your mind, body and breath. You’re forced to be present. It’s difficult to think about your to-do list when you’re physically engaged.” According to, just 10 minutes of regular aerobic activity anytime improves sleep quality significantly. Plus, it abates the likelihood of sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome that sedentary lifestyles can cause or exacerbate.

Cultivating Calm

Restorative yoga instructor Naima Merella, manager of Studio 34, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, says, “We’re not taught to value rest, and conditions like feeling overwhelmed and insomnia are the result. Most people in our culture suffer from an overactive fight-or-flight response, so engaging our parasympathetic nervous system, or relaxation response, can balance this.” Merella advocates yoga, breath work and certain qigong exercises. “One option is to do a more active yoga practice to burn off excess nervous energy, and then end with restorative poses to engage the relaxation response. It all depends on a person’s schedule and what they’re able to do. Ideally, I would suggest doing at least 30 minutes of restorative yoga and breath work before bed, but even a few minutes of a restorative pose or breathing technique can be helpful. I’ve found the kundalini yoga meditation, Shabad Kriya, most helpful for sleeping.” Renowned yogi Janice Gates, of Marin County, California, also advises physical practice, as well as understanding the foundational teachings. “It’s important to remember that you’re not your anxiety. It’s easy to identify with suffering and conditions that cause it. Yoga supports us to be free of that conditioning. Keep in mind that an issue can be more mental at times and more physiological at other times, so we want to address both with asanas early in the day to balance the nervous system and mindful breathing at bedtime.” Whichever form of exercise we choose, we should be gentle with ourselves. As Merella reminds us, “The best thing we can do is send ourselves compassion and love.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at

ence. Why do you feel this is so important in today’s world and how does it relate to one’s personal qi?

Press on Qi with Jeff Primack An interview conducted by Damon Damato

Damon Damato: Can you bring a universal meaning to describe what is qi? Jeff Primack: Qi is the electric life presence that beats the human heart and charges the air we breathe. Gong, like Gong Fu, is a repeated action to activate higher energy. Qigong generates a powerful magnetic field in the hands and this energy “dilates arteries,” healing what it touches.The effects of qi are profound for increasing circulation and improving endocrine imbalances.

DD: Qi Revolution is coming to Albuquerque Convention Center August 25 to 27. What is your higher vision for sharing this kind of healing with so many people? JP: I believe when more human beings develop “Qi Awareness” human evolution will go higher. We have brought Qi Revolution to New Mexico annually for 12 years and can report the qi truly is enchanted/powerful here. We will transform a convention center into a sacred space with the intention to experience the authentic healing practices of qigong in a strong group energy field. Our vision for this event is to uplift the group energy to the highest level to benefit all who attend.

DD: The breath work at the Qi Revolution is transformative. Since every person is connected to it, do you believe the answers to healing and overcoming negative emotions are found here? JP: Breathing is the most powerful skill humans can learn to attune with the spirit of life. Genesis 2:7 reveals, “God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” After teaching qigong breathing to groups large and small I would say there is a connection. People report euphoric vibrational experiences when they do our Breath Empowerment, even if they don’t believe qi exists. Breathwork is the best Gong Fu, repeated deep breathes will break the veil of darkness and bad thoughts, eventually flooding the body with light energy.

JP: Food is the key to excellent health—especially natural foods made before the inventions of man.Food affects our qi by becoming our blood and the cells which carry oxygen to our brain. I teach that eating red foods (high in carotenoids) are the best way to stop the oxidative processes responsible for heart disease and brain degeneration. We make smoothies and serve sweet red pepper paste to all attendees at Qi Revolution so they can taste for themselves how delicious natural foods can be prepared.

DD: You perform a Global Healing Circle that is legendary. How does it connect participants using the 9-Breath Method with an expanded process? JP: The living electricity felt in the hands of the healing circle is unlike anything else we teach. After everyone is proficient in using the 9-breath method, our signature breathing technique, hands while doing it many times. The feeling is like an electric current going through everyone’s legs, arms and hands. It feels so very good! Delicious I might say. We focus our mind to God and ask for healing of people we love and send light to noble groups and nations worldwide.

DD: You have vowed from the beginning to keep the cost of Qi Revolution in reach for all people and have even gone as far as to offer this healing for veterans free of charge. JP: Qigong is not only for rich or materially successful people. Qi Revolution is $149 for three days and is made affordable to open the “Qi Door” for more people. For more information, visit or call 800-298-8970. See ad, back cover.

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Why More Pets Are Getting Cancer

GMO Toxins Permeate Pet Foods


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n the late 1990s, the nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, “animal doctor” Michael Fox received many letters about dogs and cats with diarrhea, itchy skin and other persistent disorders. He advised all inquirers to immediately remove foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Dozens of follow-up thank-you notes verified that his recommendation worked. “One of the main reasons I came to the conclusion of blaming GMOs in pet foods for this cluster of health problems is that essentially, nothing else in the health background of these animals had been changing,” says Fox. Many vets have also reported a rise in pet obesity, skin conditions, inflammation, degenerative disk disease, cancer and even shorter lifespans since late 1996, when GMOs and associated poisons entered America’s food supply. For example, most GMOs like soy, corn and canola are designed by Monsanto to tolerate high doses of its Roundup herbicide. Corn is also engineered to produce an insect-killing poison called Bt-toxin.

Together with pesticides sprayed on or produced inside GMO crops, the side effects from genetic engineering create dangers. Monsanto’s “Roundup-ready” corn has higher levels of putrescine and cadaverine, compounds responsible for dead body odor. They promote bad breath and also can enhance the risk of allergic reactions and cancer.

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Cancer rates among our country’s 185 million pets are skyrocketing, especially among dogs. Canines have the highest cancer rate of all mammals; in America, about half are struck with the disease. In 2015, the World Health Organization classified Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, as a “probable human carcinogen.” Insufficient human studies exist, but a goodly number of animal studies confirm that it causes cancer. Preliminary tests commissioned by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), an educational nonprofit, on the dangers of GMOs, revealed that six popular dog and cat foods contained more glyphosate residues than most human foods.

Possibly because pets are exposed to Roundup from spraying both foods and lawns, a pilot study by Health Research Institute Laboratories, which tests glyphosate levels in food and environments, found the levels in dogs’ urine were 50 times higher than the average in humans.

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Numerous veterinarians see good results when pets switch to non-GMO food that’s free of synthetic pesticides. Veterinarian Barbara Royal, owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, in Chicago and author of The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets, says, “Allergies, gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, behavioral problems [and other conditions] improve when we take the animals off of these GMO-laden, glyphosate-ridden foods, and put them on something that’s more organic and natural. It’s a dramatic change.” In a survey conducted by IRT, 3,256 people that adopted a non-GMO and largely organic diet reported improvements in 28 health conditions, many of which have

increased in the U.S. parallel with the growing prevalence of GMOs and Roundup. Further, 80 pet owners cited improvements in status for eight health issues, including digestion, allergies and skin conditions, when their pet’s food was changed. Plausible explanations include that glyphosate is patented as an antibiotic, and so easily kills beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This could possibly interfere with digestion, detoxification and immunity. According to integrative veterinarian Karen Becker, in Chicago, the Healthy Pets expert for, “We know now that animals consuming genetically modified foods… can change the terrain of their GI tract.” Most notably, glyphosate and Bt-toxin are linked to leaky gut—unnatural holes or gaps created in intestine walls. Veterinarian Marlene Siegel, owner of the Pasco Veterinary Medical Center, in Lutz, Florida, says, “We know that the root cause of most disease is inflammation; and that inflammation is coming from the leaky gut.”

Organic Surpasses Non-GMO

GMOs are not the only crops drenched with Roundup. It’s also sprayed on other foods to dry them, often just a few days before harvest, including wheat, oats, barley and other cereals. It’s also used on lentils, citrus orchards, sunflowers, potato fields and vineyards. Organic growers and processors are not allowed to use GMOs, Roundup or other synthetic toxins. It’s safest to choose organic; if unavailable, at least buy verified non-GMO. Jeffrey M. Smith is founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology and its campaign, Protect Pets from GMOs and Pesticides, at Author of the bestseller Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, his upcoming film, Secret Ingredients, interviews many that recovered from disease after switching to organic food. Also visit

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SUNDAY, JULY 1 Traditional Lakota Healing – 10am-3pm. With Howard Badhand. Healing in the Lakota tradition with song, dance and herbs. Lakota songs for healing, permission & prayer. Lakota herbs covered: bear medicine (osha root), elk medicine (sweet sicily), sweetgrass, sage, cedar. $40-75. Tierra Drala Farm, El Prado (Taos County). 914-400-7558. Astrology Discussion Group – 11am-12:30pm. Your dominant planet may show more about you than your sun sign. Find all about your dominant planet in our fun astrology discussion group. All levels welcome. Donations. Church of Light, 2119 Gold Ave, Albuquerque. 505-247-1338.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 Loving Messages from The Other Side – 6:30-8pm. Intuitive medium Danelle Becklund delivers messages of love from loved ones on the other side. $10; seating limited. The Blue Room at The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-321-4121.

FRIDAY, JULY 6 One Heart CircleSongs - Guided Community Vocal Jam – 7-8:30pm. Sing in community. Overcome your fear of singing, build confidence, have fun. Parts are given to participants by voice type and layered to create a rich sound tapestry. All levels. $15; limited space. Yogasaar, 2205 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 503-688-0008.

SATURDAY, JULY 7-10 Cranio Sacral Basics – Jul 7-10. 9am-6pm. Listen to and feel the inner movements of the body by connecting to the basic cranial rhythms. Learn to give a full basic; w/Etienne Peirsman. $575, 32 CEUs. Blue Desert Hale, 38 Pine Haven Rd, Tijeras. 505-5035137.

SUNDAY, JULY 8 Medicinal Plant Walk & Medicine Making – 10am3pm. Margaret Garcia shows students how to harvest and prepare native medicines and how to make tinctures, flower essences and oil infusions in the traditional way. $40-75. Tierra Drala Farm, El Prado (Taos County). 914-400-7558.  Psychic Fair – 12-5pm. Chaos can strike anytime. Getting clarity will get your through. Readings by Teresa Betcher; Alev Karatas, Marya O’Malley, Susan Zummo. Eden Energy Medicine by Lizz Naughton. $20/20 min. Resonant Essentials, 7413 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque. 505-453-7646. Intro to Animal Communication – 2-4 pm, Learn the basic intuitive skills required for telepathic animal communication! Practice giving and receiving an animal communication. $30; space limited. Elizabeth Anglin, Starshine Gallery, 2872 State Hwy 14 N, Madrid. RSVP: 505-908-9558.

THURSDAY, JULY 12 -15 Cranio Sacral Unwinding, Meridians & Rhythms – Jul 12-15. 9am-6pm. Follow-Up to Basics. Explore deeper cranial rhythms and the neutral touch. Unwind the neck and extremities. Use the meridians to


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open the heart; w/Etienne Peirsman. 32 CEUs. $575. Blue Desert Hale, 38 Pine Haven Rd, Tijeras. 505503-5137. Freedom Road: Meditation and Renewal Live in Santa Fe – 7-8pm. Four week class. Lower your blood pressure, find clarity, improve focus, quiet your monkey mind using meditation and vibrational alchemy self-healing exercises. Genai has taught for over 30 years. Suggested donation: $10 per class, $35 for four. Preregister for W Alameda location and directions: 239-298-4839.

FRIDAY, JULY 13 A New Moon on Friday the 13 – 7pm. Set your new moon intentions around an Andean altar from the Pachakuti Mesa tradition. Dr. Phyllis Clay has been setting new moon intentions for several years and invites you to join her on this special new moon. If you have a journal, bring it. Uptown and Coronado Mall (call for directions): 505-918-4388. 

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Voice Workshop & Open Mic – 4-5:30pm. Overcome your fear of singing. Receive tips on achieving a greater level of resonance, ease and fluidity for speaking or singing. Each person receives a few minutes of individual attention. Free; space limited. The Candyman Strings & Things, 851 St Michaels Dr, Santa Fe. RSVP: 503.688-0008. Little Yogi Saturdays – 10-11am. A fun, energized, and focused yoga class for ages 4-7. This class will help kids learn and explore yoga through activities, art, music, movement and more. Little yogis will learn mindfulness breathing, meditation practices and yoga postures. $10. 505-268-0918. New Mexico School of Yoga, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque. Register@

SUNDAY, JULY 15 Leo Sun Sign Service – 11am-12:30pm, Leo brings warmth, kindness and vitality to any project. Leos have courage. Leo rules the heart and spine and his keyword is “I Will.” Potluck follows Leo service. Donations. Church of Light, 2119 Gold Ave, Albuquerque. 505-247-1338. Voice Workshop & Open Mic – 4-5:30pm. Overcome your fear of singing. Receive tips on achieving a greater level of resonance, ease and fluidity for speaking or singing. Each person receives a few minutes of individual attention. Free; space limited. Jewish Community Center, Room 102, 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 503.688-0008.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Well Woman Drinks – 5:30-7:30pm. Join the Community for drinks around the pool and discover how to meet our challenges head on and achieve our highest level of success. The Well Woman Community is here to support you. Free. Well Woman Life. 505-206-2291, Info@ Loving Messages from The Other Side – 6:30-8pm. Intuitive medium Danelle Becklund delivers messages of love from loved ones on the other side. $10; seating limited. The Blue Room at The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-321-4121.

SATURDAY, JULY 21 Medicinal Plant Walk: Santa Fe Mountains – 9am-3pm. Group will caravan, stopping at various locations for a diversity of medicinal plants. Topics include: plant identification and uses, sustainable wild-crafting, and more. Bring lunch and appropriate clothing. $35 +tax. Limit 12 participants. Information and to register: Milagro Herbs, 505-820-6321.

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Basic Yoga Trial Classes – Jul 21, 28, Aug 18, 25. 10am. Your body holds all answers. Trust your body’s innate wisdom.  All ages, body types and fitness levels participate comfortably. Deep meridian stretching, core strengthening, breathing, meditation, and refreshing cooldown. $5 (reduced from $20). Body & Brain Yoga & Tai Chi. Call: ABQ NE 797-2211; ABQ NW 792-5111; Santa Fe 505-8202211.

SATURDAY, JULY 21-24 Brain 1 – Jul 21-24. 9am-6pm. Harmonize the symmetry of the brain so all parts can integrate. Use neural stem cells to repair damaged areas. Prerequisite: Understanding and Working with the Alarms Systems; w/Etienne Peirsman. $695; 32 CEUs. Blue Desert Hale, 38 Pine Haven Rd, Tijeras. 505-503-5137.

SATURDAY, JULY 21 Reiki Level 1 & 2 – 10am-3pm. Reiki Level 1 & 2. Traditional Usui Reiki Certification Class. $111; limited to 12 students. Santa Fe METHA, 1900 Chamisa St, Ste A, Santa Fe. RSVP:

SUNDAY, JULY 22 Rocks & Stones for the Body –10am-3pm. With Ana Chavez, New Mexican Sobadora (native handson bodyworker). Rock and stone therapy for chronic conditions and navigating ancestral intuition. $4075. Tierra Drala Farm, El Prado (Taos County). 914400-7558.

save the date THURSDAY, JULY 26-30

Enlightenment Intensive: Inquiry into SELF Starts Thursday 6pm - ends Monday​10am.​The Enlightenment Intensive is a challenging and deeply rewarding residential retreat. The goal is to maximize the conditions to knowing truth of SELF. Sliding fee scale ($300-$600). incl. food and accomodations., Path of Heart, 115 Blue Deer Ranch Rd, B 109, Buena Vista. 208-342-7499.

FRIDAY, JULY 27 Meditation with Horses – 5:30-7:30pm. Connect with the healing energy of sentient equine guides and nature. Includes an initial orientation and guided meditation followed by silent time with the horses in a safe environment. No experience needed. Sliding Scale $25-$45. Santa Fe. Info, RSVP: 505-231-5353.

SATURDAY, JULY 28 Reiki Class – 9:30am-4:30pm, Become a certified healing practitioner in this life-changing class. Reiki master Jan Walker has been teaching all levels of the Usui method since 1993. Preregistration required. $175. St Thomas Episcopal Church, 425 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque. 505-835-5440. Wheels of Light: Balancing Your Chakras – 9:30am-5pm. Learn a simple daily program to replenish your energy, improve your performance. Learn the role of each energy center to your hormone system. Receive a mini-aura reading. $125/preregister, $135/ at door. METHA Holistic Center, 1900A Chamisa St, Santa Fe. 239-298-4839. Psychic Fair – 10am-2pm. Chaos can strike anytime. Getting clarity will get you through. Readings by Donna Lindbloom, Marya O’Malley, Michelle Vidal. $20/20 min. Limpia spiritual healing by Margarita

Martinez: $45. Resonant Essentials, 7413 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque. 505-453-7646. Michelle@ Flow to Ignite – 2-5pm. A Chakra Immersion into Water & Fire! Unleash your creativity, release stagnation & tap into the sensuality of the Sacral Chakra. This workshop includes discussion, creative exercises, pranayama & an asana practice celebrating Fire and Water. $35. 505-268-0918. New Mexico School of Yoga, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque.

SUNDAY, JULY 29 Spoon Bending for Beginnners – 1-2 pm. Feeling weak? Want to make stainless steel utensils bend to your will? Curious? This class is for you. Free, $10/ cost of spoons. Elizabeth Anglin, Starshine Gallery, 2872 State Hwy 14 N, Madrid. RSVP: 505-9089558.

plan ahead FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 Systemic Family Constellations – Aug 3-6. 9am6pm. Learn the basic dynamics of family constellations and apply in a craniosacral session. Pre-requisites: Basics and preferably Talking to the Heart; w/ Etienne Peirsman. $645. Blue Desert Hale, 38 Pine Haven Rd, Tijeras. 505-503-5137. Freedom Road: Meditation and Renewal Online – 1-2pm. Four-week class. Lower your blood pressure, find clarity, improve focus, quiet your monkey mind using meditation and vibrational alchemy self-healing exercises on free Zoom video conferencing. Genai has taught for over 30 years. Suggested donation: $10 per class, $35 for four. Preregister for W Alameda location and directions: 239-298-4839.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 Astrology Discussion Group – 11am-12:30pm. Leo’s warmth radiates from the end of July through August. People we meet leave us with impressions, and Leos usually leave the biggest impression. A casual roundtable discussion group. Donations. Church of Light, 2119 Gold Ave, Albuquerque. 505-247-1338.

save the date AUGUST 6-11

Ancestral, Folk, Indigenous Medicine Summer Series – 10am-3pm. With Emigdio Ballon, Tonita Gonzales, Henrietta Gomez & others. Herbalism, Plant Walks, Medicine Making, Mayan Abdom Massage, Rock Medicine, Lakota Song, Land Based Spirituality, growing drought resistant crops, Ceremony, Healing Intergenerational Trauma, Plant & People Ethics. Sliding scale $300-$400. Tierra Drala Farm, El Prado (Taos County). 914-400-7558.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 Sound Healing – 7-9pm. Vibrational sounds have the power to heal through profound sound healing technologies. In Wisdom Healing Qigong, the belief is that emotions are stored in the organs. By activating the organ’s energy through sound and vibrations, challenging emotions can shift into positive states of harmony and oneness. $30. Vogt Center, Mile High Church, Lakewood, CO. 800-959-2892.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11-14 Sphenoid and Intelligence Studies – 9am-6pm. Increase the flexibility of the Cranial Base and allow the Brain to function optimally. Release a new avenue of intelligence. $575, 32CEUs. Etienne Peirsman. Blue Desert Hale, 38 PineHaven Rd, Tijeras. 505-503-5137.

Marma and Yoga – The Art of Touch and Pranic Healing. Explore a grounded and practical approach to understand the role of marma, energetic points within Ayurveda, and how they relate to the practice of yoga. This intensive training will offer theory alongside hands-on techniques that will transform the way you and your students understand and experience yoga. 75 YA CEU credits. $1008. 505- 268-0918. New Mexico School of Yoga, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque. Register@


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SUNDAY, AUGUST 5-8 Tog Chöd: Tibetan Wisdom Sword Retreat & Teacher Training – Transform selflimiting thoughts and cultivate mindfulness with this dynamic sword practice. Tog Chöd is based on the Kalachakra and Yama dances. Decisive sword movements combined with visualization and mantra enable us to channel wrathful energy for inner transformation. Participants train their minds to be clear and decisive, and learn the deep philosophy of Tog Chöd. Attend 2 more sessions in Santa Fe to become a Tog Chöd teacher. Starting at $500, all-inclusive. Shambhala Mountain Center. For more information call 206-819-0165 or visit

Horses Healing Being Retreat – More information coming soon. Contact Lynn for more details or to hold your spot.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16-19 Talking to the Heart – Aug 16-19. 9am-6pm. CS Heart. Engage the intelligence of cells and organs and speak to them directly. Release blockages from the heart and heart protector. $575; 32 CEUs. Etienne Peirsman. Blue Desert Hale, 38 Pine Haven Rd, Tijeras. 505-503-5137. Liberate to Transcend – 2-5pm. A Chakra Immersion into Space! Find your voice, connect to infinite possibility & embrace the freedom to express your true self. Workshop includes discussion, creative exercises, pranayama, meditation & asana practice exploring the element of space. $35. 505-268-0918. New Mexico School of Yoga, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 Meditation with Horses – 5:30-7:30pm. Connect with the healing energy of sentient equine guides and nature. Includes an initial orientation and guided meditation followed by silent time with the horses in a safe environment. No experience needed. Sliding Scale $25-$45. Santa Fe. Info, RSVP: 505-231-5353.

save the date SATURDAY, AUGUST 25-27 Qi Revolution – Aug 25-27. 9am-6pm each day. Designed to help unlock your healing power and create your best life. Teachings give you energy using the most effective breathing techniques, Qigong and food-healing wisdom. Participants receive a universitystyle education in natural healing arts. $149. Albuquerque Convention Center. 800-298-8970.

save the date FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 SEPTEMBER 3

Red Awakening Sedona – 9am-6pm, A gentle, both guided and self-paced, spiritual immersion experience at the sacred and magical Sedona, AZ. Non-interrupted time away for self-discovery, healing, soul guidance, self-assessment and empowerment. $49-$1399 booking options. Santa Fe Metha, 561-325-8640.


Ageless Living Live Conference Weekend – Fri 7-9pm; Sat, 9am- 6pm. The final conference of the 2018 Live Ageless Living Conference & PBS Series, featuring best-selling authors: Jeddah Mali, Karen Newell & Eben Alexander, Bruce Lipton, Caroline Myss, Gregg Braden and Lynne Twist. AgeNation & Empower New Mexico invite you into a journey of discovery and empowerment for all ages! CME & CEU credits offered for health care providers. $49-$139, includes both days. 505-470-6295. 

save the date MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

500-Hour Hypnotherapy Course Begins – Accelerated certification course in hypnotherapy taught in two-week modules. After completing the first 300 hours (modules 1-3), students are eligible for certification as hypnotherapists with the International Board of Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy Academy, 2132 Osuna Rd NE, Ste B, Albuquerque, NM. Register: 877-983-1515.

save the date SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

Intuitive Practitioner Certification Training – 18 Saturday Tele-classes, 12-2pm + 3-day on-site training May 24-26. Do you feel called to take the next step? In this deeply transformational training we will connect deeply with our higher selves, the Earth and - during our 3-day retreat time - with equines, to identify and strengthen our unique intuitive gifts. No healing or equine background required. Also perfect for empaths, for one’s own personal transformation. Call Chantal for more info or to reserve your space. Payment plan & Early Bird Discount available. Call for pricing. Your Divine Light at Unicorn Mesa, LLC. 505-438-1074.

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daily(all month) Horses Can Lead The Way – By appointment. Horses can lead the way through your self-doubt and lack of clarity. Experience equine guided healing, a powerful alternative coaching/counseling approach, with Lynn Clifford, LMHC. No experience needed; all unmounted. 505-231-5353.

Horses & Donkeys Helping You – By appointment. Equine assisted intuitive sessions allow you to relieve stress, grief, PTSD; embrace health, confidence, joy, peace, empowerment and your inner wisdom. $260/2-hr session, July BOGO, bring a friend for free. Your Divine Light, Unicorn Mesa, LLC. 505-438-1074. Intuitive Healing Sessions for Empaths – By appointment. Overwhelmed? Mysterious physical symptoms? Learn to manage your sensitivity so it will support you in your life for ultimate health, energy and empowerment, $350/2.5hr. Your Divine Light, Unicorn Mesa, LLC. 505-438-1074.

sunday Transitions Radio Magazine – 9-10am. Celebrating the Voices of Love and Presence for 34 years. Whole Brain Radio with insightful, empowering interviews and stimulating and relaxing music tracks. Shows archived at Free. KBAC 98.1 FM. 505-670-1167.

monday Spiritual Naturopathy – 2pm CT. Online radio show helps listeners understand why they do what they do, eliminate stress or handle it from a position of strength. Listen to: Unity.FM/program/ SpiritualNaturopathy.

Five Seasons Medical Qigong Class – 5:30-7pm. Medical Qigong for health in body, mind and spirit. Graceful movements are so easy, anyone can do them. Free consultation to scan health priorities and track progress for students who buy a 10-class card. $15/drop-in, $90/10-class card. Five Seasons Medicine, Santa Fe. 505- 216-1750. Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 5:45-7pm. Energetic, integrated prana flow yoga with teachers and students of the New Mexico School Yoga. Intelligent sequencing, seasonally aligned and joyful. Donation. New Mexico School of Yoga. 505- 268-0918. Register@

wednesday Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication – 9am-5pm. Galaya, intuitive and animal communicator, offers practical solutions for health, relationships, career, business and pets. Appointments: 505-466-3764.


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Qigong & Healing From Within – 10:30am12pm. Taoist, yogic and shamanic practices cultivate vitality, inner strength and awareness with energy healing, movement, sound, breathwork and meditation. $15, free/first class. Blue Moon Yoga, 826 Camino De Monte Rey, A5, Santa Fe. Allison Lasky: 505-984-8733. Five Seasons Medical Qigong Class – 5:30-7pm. Medical Qigong for health in body, mind and spirit. Graceful movements are so easy, anyone can do them. Free consultation to scan health priorities and track progress for students who buy a 10-class card. $15/drop-in, $90/10-class card. Five Seasons Medicine, Santa Fe. 505- 216-1750.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 5:45-7pm. Energetic, integrated prana flow yoga with teachers and students of the New Mexico School Yoga. Intelligent sequencing, seasonally aligned and joyful. Donation. New Mexico School of Yoga. 505-268-0918. Register@

friday Your Authentic Self is Calling – By appointment. Authentic life coaching and counseling sessions with Lynn Clifford, MA, LMHC. Topics may include self- care and sustainability, relaxation, mindfulness, prioritization, and relationship issues. Sliding scale fee available. Santa Fe office just off Route 25 near the hospital. 505-231-5353.

saturday Qigong in the Park – 9-10am. Qigong supports optimal health and well-being, and is easy and fun to do; w/certified Qigong instructor Loretta Shiver. Free. Altura Park, Morningside & Hannett NE, Albuquerque. 505-681-1924.

Five Seasons Medical Qigong Class – 9:3010:45am. Medical Qigong for health in body, mind and spirit. Graceful movements are so easy, anyone can do them. Free consultation to scan health priorities and track progress for students who buy a 10-class card. $15/drop-in, $90/10-class card. Five Seasons Medicine, Santa Fe. 505216-1750. Jane@ Metaphysics for a Complicated World – Eleven week class. 10am-2pm. Metaphysics, the science and study of all, looks at every piece of information gathered from science (physical), religion (emotion), and philosophy (spirit). $26; RSVP for handout purposes. Resonant Essentials. 505-4537646.

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community resource guide ASTROLOGY CLASSES CHURCH OF LIGHT

2119 Gold Ave SE, Albuquerque 505-247-1338 • Learning your personal astrology is fun in the casual environment of our discussion group. We blend Hermetic Astrology with Egyptian Tarot. Beginners thru advanced are all welcome. Donations accepted. Come join us on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at 11am for a lively discussion of what makes you unique! See ad, page 26.


505-883-0191 - Albuquerque or

Experience a permanent shift in consciousness for Whole body/mind/spirit. Facilitating with profound compassion and radical acceptance. Realizing your Infinite self is your birthright. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. NE Albuquerque location. See calendar, page 34.


Leila G. von Stein Jesse R. Thomas Escobosa, NM Offering classes and sessions in Massage and Bodywork, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Ayurveda and Marma Therapy, and Reiki. Space also available for groups. See ad, page 4.


Insight Healing Arts 505-919-8296 - Santa Fe

Are you ready to attract sustainable love that lasts? Contact me to discover and transform the patterns that are keeping you from experiencing the relationship you want.


1300 Luisa St, Ste 1, Santa Fe 505-257-3733 3600 Cutler Ave (Green Jeans), ABQ 505-336-0900 642 S Alameda, Las Cruces 505-300-0154 • We’re proud to offer the highest quality earth-based medicine and high frequency wellness products for human and animal health, healing, growth and evolution. We provide certified organic full-spectrum regionally-sourced CBD (cannabidiol) products, essential oils, flower and gem essences, stones and semi-precious gems, high frequency tools, sound healing supplies, artwork, clothing, jewelry, books and other wellness products. See ad, page 21.


575-758-2758 From a meditative space, I look for pertinent information to help you remove blocks that keep you from living the life you want. I complete the reading with a healing, replacing old beliefs and energy patterns with new ones that align with your current goals. I absolutely love this work, and I’ve been helping people this way for 20+ years. See ad, page 9.


505-918-4388 • Albuquerque When you are serious about making an internal shift in your life, that’s the time to call me for coaching. We’re not talking about pushing beyond your limits. However, we are talking about life change. If we work together, I commit to supporting you. You won’t regret it. See ad, page 11.


Santa Fe - 505-252-1691 A unique blend of advanced Cranio Sacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release, find relief and balance in mind, body, and spirit. Specializing in Treatment, Conception Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Trauma Work and Chronic Depletion. See ad, page 24.


School of Metaphysical and Holistic Healing Arts Santa Fe, NM Sacred collective for life enrichment, spiritual development and professional development focused on human potential, metaphysical studies, holistic resources and healing arts modalities. Offering uplifting curriculum, healing studio sessions, retreats and support groups. See ad, page 11.


Cate Clark, LMT Albuquerque - 505-401-4015 Lusciously Integrated Hot Stone Massage to melt away the over-stimulations of a frantic world! Fragrance-free and non-judgmental, your Sea of Tranquility is located east of Old Town in quiet, historic neighborhood. Empathic Bodywork and Highly Sensitive Massage since 1991. 


3620 Wyoming Blvd NE, Ste L-10 Albuquerque - 505- 435-1565 Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist; Fellow with the International Board of Hypnotherapy. 500 hours of training in Integrative Hypnotherapy at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Natal & Past Life Regressionist. See ad, page 6.


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EXPERIENCE REIKI ENERGY HEALING AND THAI MASSAGE – Reiki Healing: A Japanese technique that interacts with the life force energy that flows within us. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. Thai Massage: A unique healing art that combines stretching with massage of the muscles, tendons, pressure points and meridians. Body and Mind Wellness, 2305 San Pedro Drive, NE, Albuquerque, 505-382-3406. SHAMANIC HEALING – Shamanic Healing, Intuitive Counseling, Craniosacral Therapy. Safe, effective support when healing from trauma and searching for clarity in life. Energy clearing and balancing, removal of invasive entities, soul healing. Remote sessions available. Sheila Rasmussen, BA Contemplative Psychology, 720633-4740, Santa Fe. www.heartofthesoulhealing. com |


4700 Jefferson Street NE, Ste 100 Albuquerque 505-925-7464 An Integrative and Inter-Cultural Center for Prevention and Wellness, treating people with a wide range of health issues, combining the best of complementary and Western medicine. The Center emphasizes prevention and wellness along with disease management. Not-For-Profit. See ad, page 4.


Santa Fe 505-466-3764 • Find clarity, insight and inspiration! Intuitive readings, coaching and animal communication. Clarify life choices and decisions. Activate practical solutions for your health, relationships, career and business.

NA Fun Fact: Natural Awakenings’ free app has been downloaded by more than 40,000 iPhone users and is now available on the Android platform. To advertise with us, call 505-999-1319. July 2018



Chantal Fidanza – Santa Fe 505-438-1074 Offering Intuitive Guide Certification, Tele-courses, Intuitive Healing Sessions, and Empath Support (both with and without equines) at my peaceful, mountain-view setting, or via phone. Everything I teach I continue to walk on my own path and offer with the intention of empowering others to anchor their divine light and trust their own inner wisdom. Special support for empaths, those particularly sensitive to energy. Discounted Session Packages for ongoing support available. See ad, page 24.


Your Authentic Life Coaching & Counseling 505-231-5353 In this beautiful yet busy world, experience unique transformation, where authenticity and self-care serve as your compass; compassion and curiosity guide your way. Sessions connect people with their optimal selves via inner guidance, creative process, the natural world, and/or other sentient beings, including horses. (Unmounted. No experience needed.) Phone, Skype and in person. See ad, page 15.


505-216-9686 1300 Luisa St, Ste 1, Santa Fe 505-257-3733 3600 Cutler Ave (Green Jeans), ABQ 505-336-0900 616 San Mateo Blvd. NE, ABQ 505- 257-3747 642 S Alameda, Las Cruces 505-300-0154 Sacred Garden takes pride in growing cannabis as a safe alternative to pharmaceutical drug therapies. Applicable for a wide spectrum of medical conditions, cannabis has assisted the health of countless people. We offer many different delivery methods, such as flowering buds, edibles, concentrates, oils, tinctures and salves. Our heart-based staff will help you find what works best for you and your needs.


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& ORGANIC FOOD MARKET ABQ/Santa Fe/Gallup • New Mexico’s largest community owned natural and organic grocer, with locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Gallup. All our stores are open to the public. You don’t have to be a member to shop, but if you are, you’ll save even more. La Montañita believes in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy. Stop by and shop with us today! See ad, page 19.


1142 Siler Rd, Santa Fe 505-955-2215 • Keep Santa Fe Beautiful is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Through our fundraising, Keep Santa Fe Beautiful is able to coordinate and implement community improvement projects to maintain our beautiful city. Our events include: two city-wide cleanups (one in spring and the other in fall); an electronic collection day; household waste collection; Recycle Santa Fe sponsor; and allocating money to help fund entry way signs for the city and programs for beautification, litter control and recycling projects. See ad, page 5.


505-908-9558 • Spirit mediumship, psychic readings, animal communication, medical intuition, Akashic records and energy healing. Sessions help optimize physical and emotional wellness, with clarity and peace.


Santa Fe Soul Center For Optimal Health 2905 Rodeo Park Dr, East Bldg #3 Santa Fe • Regenerative medicine is the reverse of aging and degenerative disease. It’s the science of boosting healing naturally in damaged tissues and in under-functioning endocrine and immune systems. This is being achieved with nutrition therapy, stem cells and oxidative medicine (ozone and high dose vitamin C IVs). It also includes restoring healthy joints, hair growth, skin rejuvenation and sexual function with your own platelet rich plasma (PRP). See article, page 14.

REIKI ENERGY HEALING WITH LAGINA LaGina Glass - Reiki Master 505-819-0811- Santa Fe

I assist individuals in making meaningful changes in their lives by accessing deeper levels of emotional, physical, mental and spiritual healing. Classes, Treatments and Coaching.


Jan Walker, Reiki Master Teacher and Healing Practitioner Albuquerque 505-835-5440 If you are dealing with the daily stresses of life or a major health challenge, Reiki can help. Reiki’s restorative qualities bring warmth, calmness, balance and a sense of well-being. Reiki Classes offered every month.



Deep See Artista 505-333-9018 - Albuquerque

Spiritual Guidance, Energy Healing, Chakra activations / healings, Shamanic Soul readings, Herbal Practitioner, Sacred Plant Counsel, Holistic Health and Nutrition, Traditional Indigenous New Mexican Curanderismo Lineage of Healers. I introduce quartz crystal as one of our earliest ancestors. The Crystal knows us better than we know ourselves. I relay this information and the guidance turns on the lights to realization and beyond. Come get your quartz crystal therapy today.  Much Love!

Michelle Vidal 7413 Menaul NE, Albuquerque 505-453-7646 Michelle@ Resonant Essentials has three beautiful event/classrooms at below competitive rates. We fit up to 40 people with tables and chairs in our large space or reduce your cost with a smaller space. Rates start as low as $30 for two hours. Our referral program is set up to earn free rental space and/or classes. Refer three get yours of equal value free! Call or email Michelle today to get started. See ad, page 26.


808-639-7534 - Santa Fe

In greek, Doula means mother to the mother. As a Doula, I offer prenatal consultations, labor and delivery assistance, and postpartum services. Happy Birthing to You!


970-222-2710 - Santa Fe Life changing bodywork which restores the natural alignment of the body to feel grounded, empowered, and at ease. Be free of chronic pain with results that last! Also offering Craniosacral Therapy and therapeutic massage. See ad, page 26.

VEGAN RESTAURANT VIBRANCE–ART-FOOD-MUSIC 4500 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque 505-639-3401

Since July 2016 Vibrance has offered organic vegetarian specialties locally sourced. We feature a menu that is vegan, raw food and cooked cuisine, gluten free and all non-GMO. We also keep it local with featured artists and live music as well. Join us on Facebook to hear about our latest events! Feel your Vibrance with beautiful art, food and music! See ad, page 18.


A Sacred School for the One 239-298-4839 - Santa Fe

Heal pain from within, awaken to self-love, discover your natural powers with Genai Ellen Wachs, master vibrational healer, channel and teacher— the “soul doctor” of Santa Fe. Classes, too.


Marie Black 503-688-0008 - ABQ, Santa Fe, Portland

Singing feels good and is good for us! Allowing oneself the joy of singing often brings life altering benefits. Do you allow past wounds to affect your relationship with your uniquely beautiful soundprint? Private, group, home events, classes, workshops. Community CircleSongs. Vocal Improvisation. Vocal Empowerment for speakers, singers, everyone who wishes to explore the dynamics of VOICE. (Meetup: Sing Anyway!) See ad, page 22.



Ready to get your health, energy and life back? What you eat matters and following a whole food “deep nutrition” approach to eating, along with eliminating food sensitivities, will transform your body and mind leaving you with so much more energy and clarity to live your best life ever! Whole Food Wellness offers culinary classes, elimination diet and other special diet protocols, fasting and wellness retreats, along with working with you on specific health goals.  Lose weight, gain energy and feel younger! See ad, page 12.


Giovanna Rossi/Lindsay McCoy

Well Woman Life Community supports a global community of women to connect to their superpowers to achieve their highest level of fulfillment and well-being! See ad, page 21

YOGA NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF YOGA The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE Albuquerque 505-588-1331

Yoga + Ayurveda Certification Programs. Offering Prana Vinaysa flow and Ayurvedicyoga specialist and therapy training. Workshops, certifications and retreat programs.Registered yoga school through Yoga Alliance. See ad, page 16.


The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong 40 Camino Vista Clara Galisteo, NM 87540 800-959-2892

A place for healing,transformation, and empowerment. A physical portal dedicated to the healing of ourselves and the healing of our world – by connecting people globally through state-of-theart communication technologies and wisdom practice. The Chi Center and its Founder, Master Mingtong Gu, offer online programs, workshops, live-stream broadcasts, in-person Healing Intensive Retreats, and other exciting events at its New Mexico home just outside of Santa Fe at The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong. Experience increasing health and happiness every day through the Practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong. See ad, page 27.

July 2018



Experience REAL QIGONG



3-Days AMAZING Qigong and Food Healing $149




Intro: History of Qigong

Food-Healing: Smoothies,

Qigong Strength Training:

Favorite to Increase Energy Improves Standing Posture

Qigong Level-2 Form:

Breath Empowerment: Gives a Profound Euphoria Oxygenates Body to Core

Walking Qigong: Carry Energy Wherever You Go Improves Focusing Ability

Wuji Level-3 Freestyle: Uses Tai Chi like Movements Creatively in Your Sequence

Food-Healing: Radicals,

Tui Na Massage: Pressure

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Empty Force: Magnetic

Foods for Cancer, Heart, Eyes, Diabetes, Brain and more

Qigong Level-1 Form:

Routine Decreases Stress, Improves Circulation in a Connected Group Atmosphere

Make Fresh Red Pepper Paste Sample Taste Top Healing Food Wider Stances Deeper Qi

Applied Points for Pain Relief

9-Breath Method:

Our Most Powerful Breathing Helps Instantaneously Dissolve Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Improves Oxygen Metabolism

Albuquerque August 25th-27th (800)-298-8970

Powerful Fitness without Injury Use Qigong in Your Workout

Mastering Five Elements:

Psychology Self Improvement See Your Strong/Weak Elements

Foot Reflexology:

Pulsing Massage for Pain Relief

Advanced 9-Breath:

Brings Qi to Pituitary Gland Helps Cognitive Performance Energizes in a Moments Notice

Convention Center SAT -SUN- MON 9am to 6pm Reserve Your Seats Today Limited Space