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“Just Visiting�

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Celebrating 30 years

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Volume 31 Number 8 • August 2012



Photographer Sallie Shatz catches Greta working late (2007).





NATURAL IN THE VALLEY Hannah Korevaar and Greta Belanger deJong A history of natural foods markets in Salt Lake City CATALYST CULINARY CULTURE JANE LAIRD A 30-year anthem to feel-better food. A HISTORY OF CATALYST COVERS POLLY PLUMMER MOTTONEN Our book is judged by its cover, and we couldn’t be more pleased! 30 YEARS OF YOGA IN SLC CHARLOTTE BELL From humble roots, the practice has spread and diversified.



IN SEASON: GARLIC & GAZPACHO LETTY FLATT Eat some fresh, locally grown garlic now!


COMINGS & GOINGS CAROL KOLEMAN What’s new around town—and within the CATALYST clan.





EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK GRETA BELANGER DEJONG Making the magazine. ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Drought strikes Utah; Water/oil shale don’t mix; Wildfires set Utah abalze; Emery County attacks Utah wilderness; Red Butte Creek oil free? SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER DENNIS HINKAMP Olympic memory: Play along at home. ANIMALIA CAROL KOLEMAN Ideas, profiles, products & news for all things animal.

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6 August


30 years 300 issues BY GRETA BELANGER DEJONG


ave you ever read your old journals and been amazed at who you used to be? That’s the experience we had at CATALYST last month as we perused the past 30 years of publishing this magazine. I speak of not just the magazine’s transformation through time, but the community we write about. It has grown and matured in ways unforeseen in 1982 when we started what at the time seemed like a lark. We’ve compiled lists: of ways in which we think CATALYST has made a difference, topics we wrote about that were before their time, stories to revisit, what’s changed and what’s remained the same. We made lists of office babies, layouts we liked, cover art we’ve loved, people who’ve departed (one way or another), stories you particularly enjoyed. We interviewed people from long ago, noting again and again that the passage of time seems so short, yet so much life has been lived in the meantime. And photos. We’ve gathered dozens of photos, of staff members through the years; office cats and dogs; lots of parties. And that’s not even the digital files. Here are some fruits of this labor. Our eyes were bigger than our print belly. To be continued next month. That’s okay. This is only issue #300. We’ve got plenty of time to reflect. * We’ve collected comments from you, our readers: What connections have you made through CATALYST? Through our pages have you found something, or someone, that you love? Due to the eyes-were-bigger-than-our-print-belly syndrome, we will publish your replies next month. Deadline is extended to August 20. All respondents are eligible for a drawing for dinner for two with the CATALYST publishers at Pago. Want to go to dinner? Tell me what you think. Email me (subject: CATALYST CONNECTIONS): GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET • Thank you. Thank you, my priceless staff, and all the writers and photographers whose efforts fill these pages, month after month, year after year. Thank you, advertisers: Your support enables us to carry on. Thank you, readers, for making CATALYST relevant: Without your support, why would we bother? Thank you everyone for showing up, month after month, at this word gathering. Let the beauty and fun unfold. u Greta Belanger deJong is the editor and publisher of CATALYST. GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET. As of last month, she looks nothing like the person in the above photo. But that’s another story..

















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Drought strikes Utah Utah’s snowless 2011-12 ski season was an omen of a very dry year and in July, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack held a press conference to report that 61% of the U.S. is currently affected by drought. According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, Utah experienced the 8th warmest spring on record. As of July 2012, drought conditions covered nearly all of Colorado, most of Utah and about half of Wyoming, with impacts that include very low streamflows and reduced water supplies, poor range, pasture, and dryland crop conditions, and destructive wildfires. As a result of the dry conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared disaster areas in 20 Utah counties, making farmers eligible for federal aid. The drought is spreading and intensifying and all of Utah is considered vulnerable to drought. Asked whether the drought is related to climate change secretary Vilsack responded that he is not a scientist, but whatever the cause, Congress needs to help provide disaster relief. After a Christian reporter asked whether people had been encouraged to pray and fast in response to the disaster, Vilsack reiterated that If Congress doesn’t act, the USDA has limited options to help. DROUGHT.GOV

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Emery County attacks Utah wilderness The draft “Emery County Public Lands Management Act” would affect federal public land in Desolation Canyon, Labyrinth Canyon, San Rafael Swell, San Rafael Desert and Mussentuchit Badlands. Yet it was written without any input from wilderness supporters, after off-road vehicle interests refused an offer to work with a facilitator, according to the Utah Wilderness Coalition. For a while it seemed hopeful that Emery County might emulate the process that led to the 2009 Washington County Wilderness Bill which was considered a model of how stakeholders can work together to solve contentious public land disputes. But since then, Governor Gary Herbert has supported extremist anti-federalist legislators to reignite bitter public lands battles of the past, and Senator Mike Lee has encouraged Emery County officials to believe that he can help them push the bad bill through the Utah Legislature and U.S. Congress. Among the more appalling aspects of the bill are a proposal to punch off-road vehicle routes through roadless areas including a trail in the streambed of Muddy Creek, to open Desolation Canyon to coal mining, and to eliminate protection for land adjacent to Capitol Reef National Park and the Green River in Labyrinth Canyon. “If Emery charges ahead and succeeds in getting this bill introduced in Congress, we will either kill it or fix it so that it is a step forward for protecting the Redrock,” says Scott Groene, executive director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. “We’ve already done that over a dozen times in the past 20 years.“ SUWA.ORG

Wildfires set Utah ablaze

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By July, drought conditions in Utah had resulted in over 600 wildlands fires that burned nearly 400,000 acres and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. More than 400 of the fires were started by humans, and at least 20 resulted from target shooting. But Utah law makes it nearly impossible to protect public safety by limiting spark-producing activities like target shooting and fireworks. Utah

Two years after a June 2010 Chevron pipeline oil spill contaminated Red Butte Creek, a Utah Divison of Environmental Quality report says that Red Butte water quality is now similar to other Salt Lake area urban creeks, which is to say, not entirely free of oil but no more that is in creeks that weren’t affected by the spill. A final determination on the success of the cleanup will be made after the public comment period on the report ends on August 13. DEQ.UTAH.GOV/LOCATIONS/REDBUTTE/INDEX.HTM



Olympic Memory

Play along at home BY DENNIS HINKAMP he hills are alive with the sound of firefighting helicopters and it is hot enough to make the rubberized track feel sticky. It’s about 93.5 degrees on a Sunday afternoon and there are only two semi-sane people here: an older old guy in cargo shorts, a t-shirt and tennis shoes shuffling a few laps around the track, and a younger old guy with feather-light shorts and shoes, sun glasses and little else doing repeat 200s. One of them is me and one of them probably will be me. Sure, there are hundreds of beautiful poetic places to run, but there is something starkly satisfying about running around a 400-meter track. The Olympic dream manifests itself in different ways. It’s hard to appreciate how strong and fast athletes are in other sports because you can sit there and think “I could have caught that ball/made the free throw/sunk that putt.” You’ll never know because you were not in the game. But with track, you can find out right now. Track running is a cruelly precise sport; no matter how fast you run, you can’t get away from the lap count of the stop watch. But that is also the beauty of it. You can run the exact same distance on the same measured track as all the Olympians past and present. You can find a high school or college track near you and feel just a little bit what it is like to be in the Olympics. Here’s how: Every $10 watch (as well as, probably, your cellphone) has a stopwatch function on it. You can go out


to a track and experience exactly how fast you are, relative to Olympians. Time yourself for a lap, half lap or whatever you can handle without prompting 911 calls or Life Flight. Write that number down and start doing the math to compare your speed to whatever the Olympians are doing in distances ranging for 100 to 10,000 meters. Let’s say you’re not a complete couch spud and can run a lap in 2 minutes. In that amount of time, most Olympic distance runners would be competing two laps and, depending on the distance, would keep up that pace for quite a few more laps while you are still standing there with your hands on your knees gasping for oxygen. I am not saying this to discourage you. If you find that the whole metrics thing is a stumbling block, just round off. The 1,500 is a little less than a mile, the 5,000 is a little more than three miles and the 10,000 is about 6.2 miles. The 3,000 meter steeplechase is like running six city blocks while jumping over everyone’s fences and swimming pools. Field events are more difficult to simulate but try picking up a cinder block and see how far you can throw it; make sure that pets and breakable objects are out of the way. The jumping events will require a soft place to land; unless you have an extremely large bedroom, I’d suggest holding off until autum when you can descend into a large pile of leaves. u Dennis Hinkamp will be filling up his DVR with track and field events.



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Natural in the Valley A history of natural foods markets in Salt Lake City BY HANNAH KOREVAAR AND GRETA DEJONG

1971-1985: David Ronniger, with siblings Stephen and Merrily (Molly), pictured, ran Whole Earth Natural Foods, in the Avenues.

Ed.’s note: This story is based primarily on information gathered from 30 years of CATALYST magazine, recent conversations, personal recollections, online records and interviews. History benefits from the input of many: If you have information, clarifications or stories pertaining to the early years of natural foods stores in Salt Lake, let us know. We will create an archive and keep it on our website. hen CATALYST magazine began, publishing in 1982, “natural” and “organic” were still considered hippy words—like peace, love, environment and all that other kooky stuff. In Utah, the going was easier: The predominent religion encouraged a healthy lifestyle; a 1932 church publication even taught that refined flour was contrary to church doctrine. A tradition


of folk healing, with a respect for the healing powers of food and herbs, already existed. Dr. John Christopher, a Springville-based naturopath, author, herbalist and founder of the well-established (1953) School of Natural Healing was gaining national respect and notoriety. Many Salt Lakers who marched to this interesting drumbeat shopped at Nature’s Way Natural Foods at 9th & 9th (where the Children’s Hour is currently), owned by Michael Circuit; or at a little grocery in the Avenues, Whole Earth Natural Foods. Whole Earth was located at 1026 Second Avenue (now the home Dean Pierose’s cafe and deli, Cucina). It was started by David Ronniger, an energetic 26-year-old who had grown up in the Federal Heights neighborhood and moved to Colorado.When his father,

OB/GBN Paul Ronniger, was diagnosed with cancer, David came home to help. He believed in the

Nature’s Way Natural Foods opened in 1973.

healing power of food. While it was too late to help his dad, Ronniger pursued the heart of his intention and opened Whole Earth Natural Foods in 1971. It was not the first natural foods market in the Avenues. Another had existed at 476 Third Avenue. We have several names of owners and managers, but have not been able to contact them or learn the name of the store. In the 1980s that site became the first home for Wild Rose Mountain Sports and apparently for a brief time shared space with the Salt Lake Food Co-Op [Watch for a story on food co-ops in and upcoming issue]. Later Wild Rose moved to its current location, also on Third Avenue. Meanwhile in Ogden, Elizabeth (Bessie) Wight Shafer had managed the Nutrition Center Co-op since 1962. In 1970 she purchased it from the members and renamed it Bright Day Health Foods/Nutrition Center. According to her 2005 obituary, she was a well-known activist and lobbyist in the health food movement. She retired in 1995, selling the business to a granddaughter. The store closed in 2007. David Ronniger and his younger siblings Merrily (Molly) and Stephen ran Whole Earth until 1985, when the Ronnigers sold their grocery to a spiritual community that came to town from Santa Barbara, called The Builders. The community was led by Norman Paulsen, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. They were a down-to-earth, hard-working people (they also owned a demolition company—they famously imploded the massive Newhouse Hotel on downtown’s Main St.), active in the community, with a lifestyle based on daily meditation practice. Due to descriptions of alien encounters in their teacher’s autobiography, they were referred to by some as the UFO people. They lived in a mansion near their grocery (on the northeast corner of I St. and Second Avenue). The Builders bought the struggling business for $20,000. They changed the name to the Second Avenue Market and Café. Brothers Ernie

By 2011, Whole Foods and Sunflower Markets (which entered the Utah market in 2007) each had three locations and were expanding their operations to larger stores. Whole Foods replaced its 400 South location with its grand Trolley Square store; Sunflower Markets opened a new location at 700 East 2nd South. National organics purveyor Trader Joe’s is slated to open its first Utah store in Salt Lake within the year in the former Old Navy location on Fourth South near the

and Jim Shelton, longtime members of the Builders, were the friendly faces of the new store. Soon after, Nature’s Way Natural Foods at 9th and 9th, occupying a space more than double the size of the Avenues’ store, also sold to The Builders. It became the 9th and 9th Market, with an elegant, upscale cafe. In 1987 both stores were renamed New Frontiers. In 1988, Kathy Bauman (now Melby) opened Kathy’s Natural Foods Ranch Market and Deli in Holladay. In covering the opening of the new store, CATALYST’s Genevieve Rowles said Kathy’s was the first of the natural food stores to look and feel like a supermarket. A year later, Rowles wrote another story describing the enormous growth of natural foods stores over the previous four years. She said they were becoming less exotic, more like supermarkets, and diversifying their offerings. In addition to Kathy’s, Bright Day and New Frontiers, Rowles explored Kenneth Howard’s new Good Earth Natural Foods in the south of the valley and Shirlyn’s Natural Foods in Sandy, which Pam Mahstrom and Carolee Darger had just opened. Six whole stores! CATALYST was elated at such rapid expansion and eager for more. In 1995 The Builders, aka New Frontiers, bought Kathy’s. Through the years New Frontiers upsized several times. It occupied 24th

Ca. 1986: Brothers Jim (above) and Ernie (right) Shelton, along with their spiritual community, The Builders, were pivotal in the evolution of natural foods groceries in Salt Lake. The brothers now live in Calif. where they run a natural foods store and a market garden. Above right: Second Ave. Market (formerly Whole Earth; now Cucina)

South at 7th East, where the Salt Lake Running Co. now resides, simultaneous to a Second South Eighth East market, previously a meat market, where Dollar Tree now resides. In 1996 the organization sold its Utah stores to Wild Oats, a rapidly expanding chain out of Boulder, Colorado. Wild Oats closed Kathy’s and opened and closed other locations. They maintained its holdings for 10 years. After a long legal struggle, Texas-based Whole Foods consumed those stores. Of the six stores celebrated in Rowles’ 1989 article, two remain. Good Earth has expanded to five locations and Shirlyn’s has three. (The New Frontiers chain still operates in Arizona and California.) In 1993, Steve Rosenberg’s Liberty Heights Fresh (11th East at 13th South) had come into the picture. Draper-based Pirate O’s also opened. In 2009, restaurateaur Ian Brandt started Cali’s Market (just north of the 18th South CostCo). These markets continue to provide organic, natural and local where possible, in the midst of major expansion from the chains.

downtown Whole Foods and Sunflower Markets. Trader Joe’s positions itself as a more affordable alternative to the market that some have nicknamed Whole Paycheck. A significant player in the local healthy food consumption scene, not present when CATALYST began in 1982, is the Downtown Alliance Farmers Market. It has grown larger and more popular since its birth in 1992. Similar markets have

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sprung up across the valley. In addiyou shop at conventional markets that tion, food co-ops (buyers’ groups) that carry some organic products, buy focus on organics have come, gone them to encourage the trend. But and come again. always read labels.� We also have Fairweather Natural Today’s Salt Lake City natural foods Foods in Park City; and Harmon’s, a markets hardly resemble their ancesfamily-owned, locally based chain. All tors. Natural foods are undeniably 16 Harmon’s stores carry organic proswimming in the mainstream. duce. Nationally, sales of organic foods and You can find organic/local/natural beverages grew from $1 billion in 1990 options at most major supermarkets to $26.7 billion in 2010, according to nowadays. Dan’s Foods has begun the Organic Trade Association (OCA). exploring the realm of gluten-free livSmaller, locally owned natural retailing, as well, and devotes a small secers now account for only 39% of organic tion of its Foothill store to celiacfood sales, with mass-market retailers friendly flours and snacks. accounting for over half. The rest of CostCo, a warehouse-style chain, organic food sales are covered by sells several organic brands as well as “export, the Internet, farmers’ marcertified-organic chicken, bison, beef, kets/Community Supported produce and local eggs. In 2008 the Agriculture, mail order, and boutique New York Times wrote about superand specialty stores,� according to OCA. market chains’ efforts to respond to For small retailers who love what 1998?: Downtown Farmer's Market at Gallivan, looking southeast. Photo by Rob DeBerry consumer demands to increase local, they do, the danger of being “bought points out. The solution, he says, is to “read labels organic produce offerings. up� is no doubt a mixture of blessing and threat; religiously. Keep asking for organic wherever you Holistically oriented physician Todd Mangum, a retirement check is a nice consolation prize— go. Avoid stores that are purposefully misleading, M.D., is a fierce promoter of organic. He is a big possibly even the pinnacle of success—for a that claim they are natural foods stores but that supporter of the farmers market in season, and hard-working entrepreneur. carry significant amounts of adulterated foods. If hopeful about the trend toward organic in mainThe real threat to a small, local endeavor lies in stream markets, finding them more ethical than lack of support from its community; if it is taken markets that pass themselves off as organic and for granted, the entity fails to thrive. Competition yet stock their shelves with conventional foods. is still the American way in the world of business, “Sunflower Market’s signage says ‘natural meat’ and the game rules are not always fair. Utah’s when in fact the vast majority of their meats and Local First, a nonprofit founded in 2005, promany of the products in their store are loaded motes support for locally owned businesses. with artificial flavor, colors, preservatives,� he Appreciation for the value of local, natural and

Linsey Lesser and Steve Mountford of Cali’s Natural Foods Market, present day.

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organic foods continues to rise. How this plays out in your shopping choices remains to be seen. Former Salt Lakers Jim and Ernie Shelton eventually left The Builders. In 1990 they started their own natural foods markets in California, according to an online interview with business writer James Dunn; in 2000 they sold to Whole Foods— making them both multi-millionaires by age 50. In 2008, with a third brother, they opened another market in a northern California town of 11,000 people. They are, once again, small and local. u Greta Belanger deJong has been editing and publishing CATALYST since 1982. Hannah Korevaar is CATALYST’s summer intern; she is exactly as old as the downtown farmers market.

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CATALYST culinary culture A 30-year anthem to feel-better food BY JANE LAIRD

9th & 9th Cafe and gallery was a happening place.

ulture Reporter. Cross Pollinator. Change Agent— perfect terms to encapsulate 30 years of food reporting from a magazine that was deliberately christened “CATALYST.” It has been a hallmark of its historical edibles’ editorial to tend towards the educational and uplifting by presenting the who, the where, the


how, the what and, of course, the why. Since the earliest years of publication, CATALYST has covered what is healthy, natural and unique when it came to faring well. We like to think that our sustenance-related articles—whether concerning health, sustainable practices, political issues or just ways to love what you are consuming—assisted in

Reflections: Four Restaurants—One Spot —by Jim Hensler


s long as we’ve been around, the 9th and 9th area has been an oasis of good local eateries and shops. One spot in particular, north of the northwest corner, has been a unique reflection and metaphor of evolving menu-consciousness over the last three decades. Before the term “organic” was part of the mainstream lexicon, there was the Nature’s Way Sandwich Shop at 888 S 900 East. Owner Ed Hurd recounts that he believed the best foods were the least altered and the most natural, and that he had “a good feeling about offering people some alternatives and more knowledge about the food they’re eating.” We’re not clear on the memory of how that northeast corner block was cut up, but when the 9th & 9th Market

expanding food awareness throughout these decades. This history of changing consciousness about culinary choices began with “The Good, the Bad and the Hopeless” feature in Summer 1986 issue when CATALYST’s first food columnist, Genevieve Rowles, surveyed local hospital cafeterias for health-conscious offerings. “If

(prior to being renamed New Frontiers) occupied the exact corner (see “Natural in the City” in this issue), our recollection is their elegant 9th & 9th Cafe was tucked in the back, behind the Kite and Sandwich shop. The cafe hosted well-attended art exhibits and drew diners to this corner. (See photo.) Considered one of the last of the “old hippie” businesses at the time by CATALYST food writer Bruce Plenk, Nature’s Way was unique. Hurd grew his own sprouts in gallon jars, sprouts that appeared on beloved avocado and watercress sandwiches and everything else. The shop eventually moved west on 9th South and toward the end of 1993, CATALYST wrote a fond farewell as Nature’s Way closed its doors after 20 years of operation. In the sandwich shop’s place rose the Sun Bun Café, later renamed the Park Ivy (“Home of the Sun Bun”—a tasty bun with melted cheese on top), a wholly vegetarian, vegan-friendly restaurant. Adhering to a philosophy

the heavy, fat-laden and sugarysweet offerings of some hospital food services are an indication, one wonder wildly if said institutions are not trying to drum up business,” she stated, and noted that while the hospital at that time known as Holy Cross employed a whole foods philosophy and a four-star chef, St. Mark’s offered only a greasy spoon that she termed “Café Cholesterol.” Eighteen months later Rowles reported that St. Mark’s management team invited her back to sample its new, more heart-healthy regime. The magazine was a change agent when it partnered with attorney Brian Barnard and won an important lawsuit against Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverages. As publisher Greta deJong wrote in the August 2001 issue, it was an effort to support the restaurants in the CATALYST Dining Guide; the Denver Third Appellate Court ruled Utah liquor laws were “irrational.” “As a result of last month’s ruling, servers may ask if you’d like to see a wine list, too,” she wrote. “How civilized.” Civic concerns have been addressed through the years. When Cesar Chavez came to town in 1987, we reported on “Grapes…the Not Very Natural Snack,” informing readers about the EPA waivers on sulfur dioxide. In November 1991we reported on the “National Organic Standards” legislation. In November 1998, the “Food and Politics: Fighting the Wrong War” column included “What is a Vegan?” by Erik Marcus, author of Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating (1997) and featured EarthSave’s Meat-Free Thanksgiving Event at Sugar House

of “spiritual vegetarianism” and conscious service, the Sun Bun was, as Plenk wrote in April 1991, the sort of place that provided free soup, bread and water for two days in a demonstration of peace on the eve of the Persian Gulf War. Reader Mary Hess remembers, “The place was always packed, especially during lunch time. Many people were disappointed when it closed.” Occupying this space now is another popular restaurant, Pago, owned by Scott Evans, a past CATALYST contributor. Evans reminisces: “I worked at Park Ivy for two years and loved being a part of that incredible (and wild) community. That was a big part of why the space was appealing to me when I opened Pago. It was a complete circle.” Pogo’s motto is “Artisan. Local. Farm Fresh,” echoing the growing locavore, farm-to-table movement. Pago participates in Utah’s RSA (Restaurant-Supported Agriculture), meaning food comes directly from Utah farms instead of large corporate food suppliers. The food is guaranteed fresh and the local economy is supported.

A Feast of fare-well writers Park. In the same issue was a story on the latest on the recombinant Bovine Growth (rBG) Hormone.

Conscious cuisine The first year, most CATALYST staff meetings were held at RJ Wheatfield’s, a two-story natural foods restaurant in Trolley Square (it eventually became a steak house and then disappeared). In the early years of publication, CATALYST’s Vegetarian Dining Guide was invaluable to readers. The first Guide, December 1987, saluted the area’s restaurants that were meeting the growing demand for creative vegetarian offerings. In 1995, Carole Von Schmidt wrote about the new Oasis Cafe on 500 East, part of Jackie Pratt and Steve Paul’s restaurant/bookstore dream-come-true (owned for many years, now, by Jill and Joel LaSalle): “a vegetarian forum with a genre of finesse and flavor” in a glamorous structure designed by architect Max Smith. At that time it was primarily vegetarian but also offered fish. A favorite was the coriander-crusted Tombo tuna sandwich with miso aioli, watercress and shitake mushrooms ($8). “For lunch, put away a good-sized bowl of vegetable broth with fresh tomatoes, corn, peppers and celery, flavored with saffron, accompanied with a big slice of fresh bread ($3),” she wrote. Veganism was becoming more significant in the local food culture. Ian Brandt, who launched Sage’s Café, Café Supernatural, Vertical Diner and Cali’s Natural Foods, says that prior to Sage’s Ian Brandt, who launched Sage’s Café with family

Nature’s Way Sandwich & Kite Shop owner Ed Hurd

1999 opening, there was only one other vegan restaurant in the area, Evergreen Café. By 2003, the Vegetarian Dining Guide, written by a young Scott Evans (who now owns Pago on 9th & 9th and Finca by Liberty Heights), was mentioning lacto-ovo, vegan, fruitarian and raw; it spanned 11 pages. Eventually, vegetarian offerings became menu standards around town and we discontinued the Guide. In March 2004, Todd Mangum, M.D. laid out the tenets of the still relevant Paleo Diet. In June 2000 we discussed food diversity (“Garden Variety: Saving the seeds of food diversity”). In the 2006 “Culinary Culture” column, which examined food heritage, Beth

Hoffman interviewed Jinan Abu Ismail, chef at Mazza, and her son Omar Abu Ismail, then operating Living Cuisine Raw Food Bar (the first in Utah—Omar is now the proprietor of Omar’s Rawtopia in Sugar House) in the article “Love of Pure, Healthy Ingredients.” There have been naturally delicious topics, too. “Italy’s Slow Food movement has arrived in Utah,” announced Tenaya Darlington and Sarah O’Leary in the “Slow is Beautiful (and Delicious)” article of June 2001. Coverage of Slow Food Utah continued with columnist Amber Billingsley’s May 2005 “Slow Food, from Italy to Utah.” Adele Flail’s current “Slow is Beautiful” series highlights Slow Food Utah’s micro-grant recipients.

Go forth (locally) and feast well Where to get your groceries and nosh has been frequently discussed through articles showcasing farmers markets (such as the seminal Downtown Alliance’s Farmers Market in Pioneer Park), CSAs, chef interviews and the natural/multi-cultural shopping surveys. In the ’90s, demand for natural and organic started reaching critical mass. A harbinger to the locavore and farmto-table movements, the 1997 Food and Community series by Frannie Trexler profiled local organic farmers. Kristen Rogers and Brian Barnard contributed to The Garden Cook column of 1996, each month featuring a local in-season food and what you can do with it, such as Barnard’s zucchini pancake recipe. In the wake Jim Hightower’s

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The first CATALYST food blurb found was written by Greta Belanger in the Summer 1984 issue; in “Newsnotes,” she explained the Perry Shepherd’s wonderful new café/art gallery, the Painted Word Emporium, offered “goatshakes,” vegetables, fruits, juices and whole grained sandwiches. “It’s a Natural” was started in 1987 by the first food columnist, Genevieve Rowles. Lawyer Bruce Plenk, taking a break from his day job, enjoyed writing restaurant reviews beginning in 1991. In the early 1990s, Helen Hodgson focused on “Food and Fitness,” followed by Carol Von Schmidt’s “Dining Out” features in 1994. Jacqueline Landeen’s “Some Thought for Food” began in 1997. The author of the cookbook “Headin’ for the Sweet Heat,” her food tastes were reflected in her saucy writing style. Kathy Schoenhals and Sara O’Leary contributed to the “Real People, Real Food” series in 2001. Mandy Jeppsen launched the first of the “Chef Profile” series in April 2003, continued to this day by Emily Moroz and then Janey Laird. Last decade, Erin Geesaman offered ideas on food and health. In more recent years, Lucy Beale has covered health and wellness from a dietary point of view, and poet and bakery chef Judyth Hill penned “The Artful Kitchen” column. Rebecca Brenner’s “The Alchemical Kitchen” column featured DIY fermented foods. Readers are currently enjoying Letty Flatt’s “In Season” and Guthrie Goeglein’s “CATALYST Guide to Healthy Local Eating,” along with the “Slow is Beautiful” series by Adele Flail. Kay Denton’s contributions span decades; her article on “Real Food Rising: Cultivating food, youth and justice” is in the July 2012 issue.

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Our book is judged by its cover and we couldn’t be more pleased

Very first CATALYST cover! Summer of Wilder: May 2012

COVER ARTISTS WE MISS: Lee Deffebach (1928-2005) Francis Zimbeaux (1913-2006) Bevan Chipman (1934-2007) Helenke Bimstein (1914-2010) Harry Taylor (1918-2002)

In the beginning CATALYST was small and black and white. A couple years in we tried a larger format for a while and then, tada! we had our first spot color. We’ve experimented with size and format, color and paper but our one constant has been great covers! Which has been your favorite? Tell us at


he first thing people say when I tell them I am CATALYST’s art director is “How do you find those great covers?” Truth be told, they find me. Over the years we’ve been wrapped in the artwork of young (at the time) art students like David Habben and and Wendy Ajax; teachers like Susan Makov, François Camoin and Patrick Eddington. Cultural icons and legends like Alex Grey, Carl Jung (yes, that Carl Jung); even Everett Ruess. Jann Haworth (co-creater of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover) popped in her “nudies” cover. Her corset sculpture was well received, although another cover showing a real life “bra” prompted one distributer to toss us out. Some folks can be a little prudish, you know. It’s a line we are aware of. For every cover selected there are a number rejected. Oh, the hundreds of covers that might have been. Dan Cummings is a perennial cover boy and has a special place in our hearts along with local heavyweights Edie Roberson, Carel Brest van Kempen, Willa Marie Huelskamp, Ric and Marcee Blackerby, Randall Lake, Nathan Florence, Trent Alvey, and my aces in the hole Chris Miles and David Wilder. (Always tailor-made for us!) We are sometimes timely (Scott Siedman’s painting of Obama, “The Man from Illinois” in 2008), sometimes silly (Keith Carlsen’s “Cooped Up”—affectionately known around the office as “Underpants Boy”) but always pick-up-able! Photographers Sallie Shatz, John deJong, Carol Koleman, Pax Rasmussen and even myself (Dad walking through the woods is my favorite)mix things up. My most memorable cover hunt conversation was with a then little known artist (now Utah’s artistic treasure) Pilar Pobil, explaining to me why she would not be sending me slides. “you really must see my house. My art is here!” (If you know Pilar, this makes perfect sense and I’m so glad she insisted.) Repeat featured artists Bradford Overton, Dana Ballard, Kim Riley, Meri DeCaria, Jean Arnold, Stephanie St. Thomas, Kindre Fehr, Kinde Nebeker, Heather Campbell, Karen Horne, Laurie Lisonbee, Sandy Parsons, Dennis Mecham, Ed Bateman, Sunny Strasberg—all so different but alike in that we fell in love with them. Really, this is the only criterian for being selected as a CATALYST cover. (Sending good chocolate helps though... just ask fabulous landscape cover guy Roydon Card.) u

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“American’s Food Pioneers� in the February 2003 issue, where he reported that “‘Locally grown’ is developing the cachet of wholesomeness that ‘organically grown’ once carried,� subsequent CATALYST columnists further developed the theme of local, fresh and artisan. Jude Rubadue’s Shopping with Jude series began in 2004. She would report on what was available at the farmers markets or how to source ingredients locally. CATALYST was an early promoter of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) participation. In February 2003, alongside “The Bad News about Dinner� on the costs of

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30 Years of Yoga in SLC From humble roots, the practice has spread and diversified


Jay Jones and Charlotte Bell circa 1986, photo by Butch Adams

n writing this brief history of Salt Lake yoga, I’m relying on memory, CATALYST archives and a little help from some yoga friends. This is by no means an exhaustive history. Please leave comments online if I’ve left something out that’s important to you. We would like to have a complete and accurate history of yoga in Sat Lake City.


In January of 1982 I decided—out of curiosity— to try a yoga class. In a pink-carpeted room in the back of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, I experienced my first post-asana high. My first hour and a half of gentle poses, including a generous, guided relaxation left me feeling clearer and quieter than I’d ever felt. I knew I’d found a home in Hatha Yoga.

Six months later when I moved to Salt Lake City, one of the first items on my to-do list was to find a yoga teacher. I did what you did back in those days when you wanted to find pretty much any sort of community class: I found the nearest natural foods store—Nature’s Way on 9th and 9th—and scanned their bulletin board. Sure enough, I found a black & white typewritten flyer on bright gold paper. I tore off a number and called as soon as I returned home. The teachers, Olivia Mason and David Riley were a married couple, a physical therapist and a doctor respectively. They taught Iyengar-style yoga at the First Unitarian Church. Iyengar-style yoga is a meticulous, alignment-based practice, and far more active than the flow-and-glow classes I was used to. I loved learning from Olivia and David, with their deep understanding of anatomy and alignment. I assisted in their classes for almost four years, and when they moved to Santa Fe, they left me their classes, which I shared with Lance Daniels (now at Sivananda Ashram in Pennsylvania) and Jay Jones, founder of Salt Lake’s Bikram College of India in Sugar House. I taught at the Unitarian 1992 Yoga ad as it Church for the next 25 appeared in CATALYST years before moving to International Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Institute (IWKI) in 2011. Another thing I loved about Olivia and David is that they often brought senior Iyengar teachers to town for workshops. At these workshops, I not only learned a ton in relatively intimate settings—back then 30 students was considered to be a huge class—I also got to meet the Salt Lake yoga community. Most of Salt Lake’s half dozen or so teachers would gather at these workshops. Here, I met Gennie Coleman, Lin Ostler, Roz Newmark, Claudia Pierson, Lance Daniels, Susan Ann Stauffer and Jay Jones. Just about everyone had studied with Gennie, an Iyengar-based teacher who is still teaching after 45 years. Gennie initiated the U of U’s first yoga program and currently teaches at the Columbus Center. Lin Ostler is close behind in longevity, with 40 years of teaching under her belt. Lin’s eclectic background—Sivananda yoga training and teachers as diverse as Donna Farhi and Shiva Rea, along with her training as a doula—gave her a reputation as a unique, evolving teacher with a special gift for prenatal and postnatal practice. As far back as 1978, the animated dancer/teacher/photographer Roz Newmark was holding community ed classes at

Cottonwood High. She also still teaches, now at IWKI. On the Kundalini front, the gracious Deva Kaur Khalsa has taught continuously at least since the 1980s. Back in the 1980s, yoga classes took place in community spaces such as church social halls, the YWCA and school classrooms, where you’d have to come early to shove the desks and chairs out of the way to make room. If you wanted to use props, you had to haul them around in your car. (Speaking of props, Hugger Mugger Yoga Products, an international manufacturer of yoga products, was founded in Salt Lake in 1986 by Sara Chambers, a student of Olivia and David’s. I actually own the first pair of shorts that started the company.) While the teaching spaces were far less suited to yoga than today’s studios, the classes were intimate and humble, and the small community of teachers was friendly, cohesive and mutually supportive.

Hugger Mugger started in 1986 in Salt Lake City. I actually own the first pair of shorts that started the company.. In the early 1990s, Salt Lake got its first yoga studio. Danielle Lin and her then partner, a Kundalini teacher, opened the Yoga Center in Holladay. Set up as a Kundalini studio, complete with shag carpeting and a stage, the studio has evolved through three owners and been completely remodeled and reborn as an inclusive yoga and healing center. In 1996 Iyengar student Dean Campbell opened Yoga Central in the Canyon Rim neighborhood, where Mudita Studio now stands. Soon Soma Studio, founded by Peter Francyk, opened on State Street (above Decades) in the early 2000s, and later moved to a beautiful, airy space on 1700 South. In 2001 Jay Jones, formerly a certified Iyengar teacher, opened the highly successful Bikram studio in Sugar House. D’ana Baptiste, who originally founded a studio in Alpine (now Lifted Life Yoga Center), opened her popular Centered City Yoga in the 9th & 9th area in 2003.


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Since then, studios including Flow Yoga (now Shiva Center), Avenues Yoga on K St., the late Kula Yoga (Fourth South)and most recently, Prana Yoga (in Trolley Square) studios and Zen Living Yoga in Sugarhouse have sprung up around the city. Many of these studios focus on particular styles of yoga—Bikram, Power, Prana Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Anusara, etc.—that have been formulated, and in many cases copyrighted, by modern teachers since the yoga boom of the 21st century began. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, I knew pretty much every teacher in town. These days, with hundreds of teachers being certified at studios each year, I would be hard-pressed to identify 5% of the teachers here. Yoga is now firmly entrenched in the mainstream. Every gym, college and community ed program offers it, and its mainstreaming has certainly faded the weird, hocus-pocus reputation that made it a challenge to promote in the old days. Western yoga has become known as a healthy exercise program, with a distinctly ancient, Eastern flavor. While multitudes more people are discovering the practice due to its mainstreaming, discarding the spiritual aspects of yoga as many yoga styles have, comes with a downside. I wonder whether we as a culture are selling ourselves short. The physical practice is only a small part of the system. In my opinion, the juiciest parts of yoga come as you begin to explore the rest of the vast system. However, it takes time to find your way into the more profound aspects of yoga. As Salt Lake yoga continues, I look forward to seeing how our community evolves. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City. Visit her at



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When the Universe wants Casee & John’s hands on that first hike stained by the Thimbleberries.


Amour spreads the love with local, organic fruit

BY ADELE FLAIL and maintain gardens for residential clients, and back in 2010, the couple received—again, a quite literal—windfall after several clients charged the gardeners to do something with the overabundance of fruit from trees meant to be more ornamental than operational. That “something” turned out to be more jam. Using traditional European recipes that rely on simple ingredients, the Francises experimented with different combinations of fruit and herb, such as lavender he story of Amour Spreads, a recent recipient of Slow Food Utah’s micro-grant program, is one of providence; listening to John Francis, who owns the operation with wife Casee, you could easily conclude that the universe decided that the Salt Lake Valley really, really needed more local purveyors of fine jams. (Perhaps the universe has a sweet tooth?) Two years ago, on an anniversary trip to a cabin in Idaho, the couple stumbled, literally, on to a patch of thimbleberries and spent their planned hike collecting the pleasant surprise. A hasty Internet search yielded their first jam recipes. Back home in Utah, the couple work together on the business founded by Casee in 2004: Lady of the Rake Fine Gardening. Grown by word of mouth (the company boasts no need for a website), Casee and a small team design



egular readers of CATALYST are aware of the myriad benefits of eating locally, but if you haven’t been sure where to start beyond attending your weekly farmer’s market, we’ve got you covered: For the next year, in partnership with Slow Food Utah, CATALYST will be bringing you info about local resources for eating well. Slow Food Utah is a chapter of the national Slow Food USA organization, itself part of a global grassroots movement that aims at providing food that is, in all ways, better—for the people eating it, for the people growing it, and for the land base it comes from. Thanks

Literal windfalls, surprise finds and a “thank you” were the catalysts for the Francises’ new business. and pear, making over 400 jars of jam in the process. Fans of local restaurant Pago (PAGOSLC.COM), the couple dropped off a few of these jars of as a thank-you for chef to a micro-grant program sponsored by Slow Food Utah, locally focused projects that increase biodiversity, provide access to more healthful food, or contribute to our community’s knowledge base are springing up on farms, community gardens, and backyards all across Utah. Whether you’re looking to connect with local farmers, or are considering your own farming project, CATALYST will be bringing you profiles of the recent recipients of Slow Food Utah’s micro-grant program to help map out the local farming landscape.

Michael Richey... only to find upon returning for dinner one evening, that the chef had been serving the jams on PAGO’s cheese plate to a clutch of customers that included a buyer from Whole Foods, who in turn wanted to know the name of the jam company. Faced with sudden acclaim, the couple chose the name Amour Spreads—reflecting both the company’s anniversary origin, as well as the fact that positive actions tend to ripple outward and to return to the initiator. They began to get serious, launching as a bonafide business in November

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2011. By Christmas, many of the flavors created for their first official batch were sold out. The grant from Slow Food Utah, received earlier this year, allowed them to purchase supplies for expanding their operation—including setting up a booth at the Farmer’s Market, as well as copper jam pans for use with the simple, traditional recipes the couple favors. Heartened by the enthusiastic response, John Francis is looking forward to doubling production this season—but he states firmly that he plans to remain focused on small batches that must be crafted rather than manufactured. “We don’t want to be Smuckers,” says Francis. Commercial makers add stiffeners, preservatives, and other additives, including high-fructose corn syrup, to standardize the cooking process as well as extend shelf life; Amour’s way is to focus on batches of only 15-20 jars at a time. Preparation requires some ingredients that are in short supply for many: old-fashioned attention and time, as well as organic fruit, organic cane sugar, and organic lemon juice, with as much of the fruit and herb ingredients as possible sourced locally, from local or regional establishments such as Traces, S & R Fruits and Grant Family Farms. In addition to their commitment to slow food, John and Casee work to conduct their business in other ways that yield net gains for the community. Amour accepts returns of the glass jars, sterilizing and reusing them in the next batch. (Tulie [TULIEBAKERY.COM], a local bakery that uses the products in some of their confections, cycles glassware this way.) Part of each sale is donated to three charities chosen by the Francises for

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their alignment with the couple’s own goal of “spreading love.” This year, the Francises chose to work with Ronald McDonald House (RMHC.ORG), Local First Utah (, and Equality Utah (EQUALITYUTAH.ORG)—no coincidence between the company’s chosen name and that last. In the future, John Francis mentions that he hopes to come full circle and work with Slow Food Utah itself in the future. u Adele Flail is an artist and a burgeoning urban homesteader on SLC’s west side. She is also coordinator for The Leonardo. She recently illustrated The Nature Lover's Almanac, by Diane Olson (Gibbs Smith publisher).

You can catch John and Casee Francis at the Downtown Farmer’s Market on alternating Saturdays, starting August 11 and 25; at the Wheeler Farms Market on August 12 and 25. A list of local purveyors is available on their website: AMOURSPREADS.COM. This story is part of an ongoing series highlighting recipients of Slow Food Utah’s micro-grant program. Check back next month for another installment.


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Garlic & gazpacho Eat some fresh, locally grown garlic now! BY LETTY FLATT


keep a cute card pinned to the corkboard above my desk, a caricature of a girl wearing a pink dress, saddle shoes and oversized eyeglasses. Cursive below the knock-kneed girl reads, “Garlic is as good as 10 mothers.” What a great sentiment for garlic lovers! It says to me that garlic is medicinal; good for what ails you, and hints that garlic’s culinary properties enhance a mother’s cooking prowess. Or... some say the rest of the sentence is

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“...for keeping the boys [girls] away.” Either way, a 1980 documentary with that title, by Les Blank, is an ode to everything garlic. Garlic the vegetable is more than 10 of anything; there are hundreds of varieties of allium sativum. The two easily recognized sub-species are hardneck and softneck. These two have their own sub-varietals, with cultivar sub-groups yet under them. Each variation differs in color, size, flavor, rarity, weather fussiness, and growing and storage requirements. Some have larger and fewer cloves and some are spicier than others. Trivia: Elephant garlic is an allium but not sativum—it is botanically a wild leek. Choosing which varietal to grow and sell depends on garlic’s end use. We can generalize that softneck is the garlic we buy in grocery stores and there is a 60% chance it was grown in China. Softneck varieties are often used for braids because of the softer, pliable neck. Garlic from Gilroy, California, self-named “garlic

capitol of the world,” is usually softneck. Hardneck garlic is valued for complexity of flavor, fares well in cooler climes and has a shorter storage life. Scapes, the edible green stalks shooting out of the middle of garlic plants, likely come from hardneck garlic. They curl at the top like a pig’s tail, and have a tip resembling the onion dome of a Russian orthodox church. Cutting off the scape sends more nutrition to the garlic in the ground, though if the scape is not cut, the tip forms bulbils, or flowers, also edible. Until recently scapes were discarded or became compost material, but they have moved into our CSA boxes and onto restaurant menus. Scapes can be eaten raw, grilled or sautéed and make a delicious ingredient anywhere you might add garlic. Next in the spring, we enjoy “green” or young garlic, pulled from the ground before the cloves are well formed. Green garlic is mild compared to mature garlic and cooks showcase it in custards and in generous quantities. In Utah this month, garlic is mature and being harvested or cured; it needs to cure for three to four weeks before storage. It’s these cloves that go into the ground in the fall for next year’s harvest, like individual tulip bulbs. Each clove begets a multi-cloved bulb head. This time of year I make gazpacho, a cold soup of Spanish origin, with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and garlic. If there are more than 10 garlic varieties in the world, there are thousands of gazpacho recipes, variations on the hot weather and summer harvest theme. Because tomatoes are not in the mix, this recipe is untraditional. But it does have a good dose of garlic. If you hit a clove of garlic with the side of chef’s knife, the skin will loosen and make it easy to peel. u

Letty Flatt earned a degree from the French Culinary Institute in New York and attended Ecole-Lenôtre in Plaisir-Grignon in France. She has been following the vegetarian way of eating for 35 years. Letty is the executive pastry chef at Deer Valley Resort and the author of Chocolate Snowball.

Green & White Gazpacho 3 cloves garlic, (peeled and crushed) 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 small green pepper 2 green onions, chopped 2 tbs. chopped fresh basil, cilantro or parsley 2 cups cold vegetable broth 2 cups plain yogurt 2 to 3 tbs. sherry wine vinegar or fresh-squeezed lemon juice 3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil Sea salt White pepper Cherry tomatoes, red or gold, cut in tiny wedges Fresh basil, cilantro or parsley, chopped, for garnish Put the garlic, half of the cucumbers, green pepper, green onions, basil and vegetable broth in a blender and puree until smooth. Add the remaining cucumbers and puree. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in the yogurt, vinegar and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Chill until cold. Serve garnished with the tomatoes, and more green onions and fresh herbs. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


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What’s new around town BY CAROL KOLEMAN & JANE LAIRD

Oasis Cafe Curbside Concert Boxes

The Emperor’s Tea now available in stores

Whether you’re jamming to the Twilight Concerts, the Summer Concert Series at Red Butte, Gallivan Center Concerts, Music on the Plaza at The Gateway or just planning a romantic picnic for two with your own music, Executive Chef Billy Sotelo is offering a new spin on Oasis’ popular curbside service.

Last month you read about The Emperor’s Tea and how their wonderful products were available only online. That has changed and they are now selling their premium loose leaf teas and all natural body care products in a specialty grocer called The Store, 2050 E. 6200 So. Holladay and at the Millcreek Community Market, 3474 S 2300 E. THEEMPERORSTEA.COM

Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG) says good-bye to Claire Uno Claire Uno is leaving Salt Lake City after more than four years as executive director of WCG. CATALYST thanks her for all the good she had done in our community and wishes her well in her new city, New York. WCG is now on a search for a new executive director. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG/CAREER-OPPORTUNTIES

mission of environmental responsibility, bags and containers are made from recycled goods and are ecologically friendly. 801.322.0404. OASISCAFESLC.COM

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For $12 plus tax, the Curbside Concert Box menu includes a choice of Oasis’ chicken filet sandwich or veggie burger. Each option comes with a mixed green salad (butter lettuce, grapes, Gorgonzola cheese, spiced walnuts and pear vinaigrette), an Izze sparkling soda and a huge chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie to put a sweet end to the meal. Call 801-322-0404 and boxes will be delivered to your car within 20 minutes (reserved curbside parking at the east/upper entrance of Oasis Café). In keeping with Oasis Café’s

Cathy Pollock is a teacher of the Alexander Technique who started her first practice in Bend, Oregon in 1994, then moved to Salt Lake in 1996 to teach full-time (and fit in some ski time). Now Cathy is returning to central Oregon. Cathy will be here until midAugust. If you haven’t yet had an

Alexander Technique lesson, or need a “tune-up,” now is the time to experience Cathy’s masterful hands. She will also return to Salt Lake annually to get her fill of Wasatch powder and conduct private lessons.

New to Salt Lake City After 16 years of practicing chiropractic in Ogden, Corey Sondrup, chiropractic physician, has opened up a second office in Sugar House For the past 16 years Dr. Sondrup has maintained a busy holistic-oriented chiropractic clinic which targets the body-mind-spirit complex. Dr. Sondrup combines cutting edge chiropractic with many eastern based holistic techniques. Primarily he combines chiropractic, nutrition and energy healing. Also available at his office is the new combination of acupuncture and homeopathy called Biopuncture. By injecting homeopathic remedies in targeted acupuncture points Dr. Corey says he is able to help patients with a variety of chronic pain issues. There are also formulations for cosmetic purposes. Cosmetic Biomesotherapy provides a natural alternative to surgery and botox for toning and rejuvenating the face, neck, breasts and other areas. Dr. Corey Sondrup is the author of two self-help/personal growth books: Reclaiming Your Power and, new this year, Mastering Life’s Lessons. Dr. Corey teaches energy healing seminars across North America. —Jane Laird 1137 E. 2100 So. (1155 E. / Elizabeth St.) 801-4761752. WWW.OPTIMALHEALTHDYNAMICS.COM


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Nature Lover’s Almanac signing Did you know that we all have follicle mites living on our faces, or that jumping spiders sometimes watch TV with you? With A Nature Lover’s Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders city dwellers and suburbanites alike will be fascinated by the fun nature trivia and beautiful illustrations in this book. Join the author Diane Olson and illustrator Adele Flail (both CATALYST contributors!) and get your copy signed. Nature Lover’s Almanac Signing, Aug. 11, 1-3p. Natural History Museum, 301 Wakara Way. Free. NHMU.UTAH.EDU/EVENTS/BOOK-SIGNING-NATURE-LOVERS-ALMANAC

3rd Annual Earthwell Festival

Clear the Air Challenge According to the Utah Division of Air Quality, if all drivers living along the Wasatch Front were to park their cars just one day per week, vehicle emissions would be reduced by 6,500 tons each year—that’s the equivalent of 661,065 gallons of gasoline burned, or the yearly electricity use of 735 homes. This means that every vehicle trip counts—and every mile we devote to smarter travel pays us back with cleaner, more breathable air. The Clear the Air Challenge, issued by Governor Herbert, Mayor Becker, Mayor Corroon and other community leaders, is a month-long competition starting August 1 that gives us the chance to reduce our vehicle emissions by choosing alternatives to driving alone using “TravelWise” (see TRAVELWISE.ORG) strategies. By driving less and driving smarter, you will ultimately help improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and conserve energy in Utah. You will also be eligible for weekly and grand prize drawings by meeting travel goals. The challenge is open to travelers of all ages. Clear the Air Challenge, Aug. 1-31. CLEARTHEAIRCHALLENGE.ORG

Parties, Festivals & Fundraisers Krishna’s Birthday Party Five thousand years ago, Shree Krishna appeared on Earth to protect the pious, annihilate the miscreants, and reestablish the principles of virtue. This was accomplished in a span of 125 years—at the end of which the Lord Krishna appeared as a fresh blooming youth. Before returning to his spiritual abode, the Lord spoke the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) to his friend and disciple, Arjuna, thus

leaving behind Him a legacy of wisdom for the ages. Krishna is worshipped throughout India as “The Supreme Personality of Godhead.” Aside from the ubiquitous chanting there will be many other means of celebrating His advent during the celebration of Krishna’s earthly appearance: mantra music, drama, classical and folk dance and lots of food! This holiday for Hindus compares to Christmas Day for Christians. Krishna’s Birthday Party, Aug. 10 in Spanish Fork and Aug. 11 in SLC, 7p-midnight. SF Krishna Temple, 8628 S State Rd, Spanish Fork; SLC Krishna Temple, 965 E 3370 S. Free. UTAHKRISHNAS.COM

even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Using the results of studies conducted by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, the film puts the idea of food as medicine to the test. Cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetes as doctors teach them how to adopt a whole-foods, plant-based diet as the primary approach to treating their ailments. Join Professor Joan Benson from the University of Utah College of Health for a discussion of current research on diet and disease prevention following the film. Presented in partnership with the Utah Museum of Natural History for Science Movie Night. Forks Over Knives, Aug. 14, 6:30p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

CATALYST is proud to sponsor Earthwell, a two-day event that brinsg together the best of sustainability and wellness in one outdoor festival—think Green Festival meets Renaissance Faire. Organic food and drinks, world music, holistic healing, alternative medicine, electric cars and bikes, yoga and movement—the Earthwell “village” is designed to bring together all the healthy and progressive movements happening in our area. Earthwell Festival, Aug. 25, 10a-6p; Aug. 26, 10a-5p. Jordanelle State Park. $10. EARTHWELLFESTIVAL.ORG

Film The Forgotten Bomb In a globetrotting journey through various perspectives on nuclear weapons, this film takes us from the Peace Museums of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the Nuclear Science museums of the United States to the place that birthed the atomic bomb, the state of New Mexico. The Forgotten Bomb, Aug. 7, 7p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

Forks Over Knives Forks Over Knives claims that many degenerative diseases can be controlled, or

Tomato Days CATALYST is proud to sponsor Tomato Days! Support Wasatch Community Gardens and local restaurants and growers by enjoying fresh, delicious heirloom tomato dishes at these locations: Cucina Deli, Faustina, Les Madeleines Café, Meditrina, Caffe Niche, Oasis Café, Pago, Sage’s Café, The Tin Angel Café, and Zy. The purpose of Tomato Days is to celebrate tomato season and our community; to educate people about growing and eating healthy, organic, local food; and to raise awareness and support for Wasatch Community Gardens and their community programs. Tomato Days Dine-Around, Aug. 17-Sept. 8. See website for details and participant addresses. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

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Jeff, two loving couples who want to get married but can’t. Together with attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson and a host of expert witnesses, they take aim at Proposition 8. “8,” Aug. 4, 8p; Aug. 5, 2p. Jeanne Wagner Theatre, 138 W 100 S. PLANBTHEATRE.ORG

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In the Garden Check out these workshops from Wasatch Community Gardens this month: Fall Planting, Aug. 11; Preserving Tree Fruits, Aug. 21; Foraging Mushrooms, Aug. 25; Preserving Tomatoes, Sept. 4. The Conservation Garden Park has Effective Methods for Controlling Weeds on Aug. 23 and Build Your Own Terrarium on Sept. 1. Don’t miss Native Seed Collecting, Aug. 25 and Creative Ways to Garden with Limited Water, Aug. 27 at Red Butte Garden. Also, Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah is offering Extracting Honey from Your Hives on Aug. 11. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG, CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG, REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG, CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU

The Princess Bride Salt Lake Film Society presents as part of their Summer of 35mm late night program, The Princess Bride. A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing. This is hands-down one of my favorite films. If you haven’t seen it, go. And bring the kids! Also part of the Summer of 35mm: RoboCop on Aug. 10 & 12 and 2001: A Space Odyssey on Aug. 24 & 26.

Mondays in the Park features Utah artists and is presented by Excellence in the Community and Utah Arts & Museums. These events feature music and dance performances rooted in the traditions of Utah’s ethnic communities. Aug. 6: Kenshin Taiko Drummers. Resonate to the beat of this Salt Lake Citybased group of international musicians dedicated to sharing their love of Japanese cul-

“8” See what happens when discrimination is put on trial in the Utah premiere of “8,” a docudrama inspired by the passage (and overturning) of Proposition 8 and the ensuing federal case for marriage equality. Staged by Plan-B on the two-year anniversary—to the day—of the events in the play, “8” is the real-life story of Kris and Sandy and Paul and

Bruce Cockburn

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As a songwriter, Cockburn is revered by fans and musicians alike. His songs have been covered by diverse artists such as Elbow, Jimmy Buffett, Judy Collins, the Skydiggers, Anne Murray, Third World, Chet Atkins, k.d. lang, Barenaked Ladies, Maria Muldaur and the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. As a guitarist, he is considered among the world’s best. The New York Times called Cockburn a “virtuoso on guitar,” while ‘Acoustic Guitar’ magazine placed him in the esteemed company of Andrés Segovia, Bill Frisell and Django Reinhardt.

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Bruce Cockburn, Aug. 10, 8p. The State Room, 638 S State St. $30. THESTATEROOMSLC.COM

ture and taiko drumming. This high-energy performance has its roots in ancient Japan and American jazz. Intermission: Slam Poetry by Karen Neverland. Aug. 13: Kairo by Night. Discover Middle Eastern music from Arabic, Israeli, North African and Persian cultures, as well as original music by band composer and keyboard player Dave Weisenberg. Kairo by Night can be heard on the soundtrack for the Discovery Channel documentary “Restorations of the Sphinx” and was awarded the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance trophy for Best New Album. Intermission: Slam Poetry by Jesse Parent.

Pink Martini Pink Martini, the group of classically trained musicians described by The New York Times as a “retro-swank lounge orchestra,” is back to collaborate with the Utah Symphony at the Deer Valley Music Festival. Portland-based Pink-Martini’s repertoire includes songs with an eclectic mix of Latin, classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. Pink Martini, Aug. 11, 7:30p. Deer Valley, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City. $37. DEERVALLEYMUSICFESTIVAL.ORG

The Princess Bride, Aug. 17, 11p; Aug. 19, 12p. Tower Theatre, 876 E 900 S. $5. SALTLAKEFILMSOCIETY.ORG/SUMMER-OF-35MM-2012

Theatre, Music & Dance

Passion Pit

Health & Spirit Introduction to the Andean Cosmovision The Andean Cosmovision provides simple but profound meditations for connecting to nature and the cosmos. These meditations nourish a mutually supportive and loving relationship with nature, which in turn brings us into greater awareness of the mystery and beauty of our own existence. A free introductory presentation will cover the basic concepts of the Andean Cosmovision and will include a few meditations to give a taste of the Andean approach. Follow-up classes will be offered for those who wish to explore further. The presentation and classes are by Oakley Gordon, Ph.D. Gordon has been studying the Andean Cosmovision for more than 18 years and has traveled to Peru a dozen times to work with the paq’os (shamans/mystics) of the high Andes. Andean Cosmovision, Aug. 14, 7-8:30p. Vitalize Studio, 2154 S Highland Drive. INFO@SALKAWIND.COM

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Conservation in Concert Series

Aug. 20: Voice of Africa. Learn about African music and dance with Voice of Africa, formed by two brothers who play the djembe — a traditional African drum. Voice of Africa performs traditional African song, dance and drumming with music influenced by Ghanaian, Zimbabwean, Kenyan and Rwandese cultures. Intermission: Slam Poetry by DeAnn Emett. Mondays in the Park, 7p. Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, Liberty Park (enter on 900 S or 1300 S at 600 E). Free. ARTSANDMUSEUMS.UTAH.GOV

Twilight Concert Series, 5-10p. Pioneer Park, 300 S 300 W. $5. TWILIGHTCONCERTSERIES.COM

Utah Open Lands continues the Hidden Hollow Conservation in Concert Series. Four nights and four local bands in July and August. Grab a blanket, a basket and don’t forget the kids. Aug. 3: The North Valley; Aug. 17, Bullets and Belles; Aug. 24, The Folka Dots. Conservation in Concert Series, 7p. Hidden Hollow, 2150 S 1100 E. Free. UTAHOPENLANDS.ORG

Bullets and Belles




Part City Kimball Arts Festival The 43rd annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival serves as the primary fundraiser for the non-profit Kimball Art Center, allowing the Center to provide free art exhibitions, gallery tours, “Art Talks” and educational outreach. This year’s line-up includes 220 artists, 30 bands, tie-dying and ceramics for the kiddies, live chalk-art demonstrations, as well as city-wide recreation and entertainment options including the “Taste of Art”— creative presentations, demonstrations, and special pricing by local restaurants. A weekend pass costs $10.

638 S. State St. Salt Lake City 800.501.2885

Park City Kimball Arts Festival, Aug. 3, 5-9p; Aug. 4, 9a-7p; Aug. 5, 9-6p. Main Street, Park City. PARKCITYKIMBALLARTSFESTIVAL.ORG

As It Lays UMOCA brings Los-Angeles-based artist Alex Israel’s video series As It Lays to Salt Lake city. Israel frequently explores Hollywood through his work; in this series Israel conducts awkward, deadpan interviews with famous faces like Jamie Lee Curtis and Marilyn Manson, delving not into upcoming work or typical tabloid fare, but into the interviewees’ favorite pasta sauce or their thoughts on the feasibility of long-distance relationships. The series demystifies the glamour or Hollywood, while creating interesting portraits of the rich and famous in all their bizarre humanity. The UMOCA show runs through September 29; the First Friday opening includes a DJ, food, and a cash bar. First Friday: As it Lays, Aug. 3, 8-10p. UMOCA, 20 South West Temple. UTAHMOCA.ORG/AS-IT-LAYS, ASITLAYS.COM

Sugar House Art Walk The Sugar House Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month July through September to promote the Sugar House community despite the ravages of the

Sugarhole. Check out open houses by Rockwood Art Studios (a community of working artists), visit the art lairs of Colleen Reynolds, Judith Peterson and Holly Gornick at 21st Studios, or pop by Adjusting Sails Dirtworks (that building with the giant metal “Pottery” sign out front, if you’ve been wondering about that) to check out their digs and sign up for a wheel-thrown or hand-built pottery class. Sugar House Art Walk, Aug. 10, 6-9p. Sugarhouse, assorted venues: SUGARHOUSEARTWALK.COM

Live Music

Fighting Words If you like book arts, historical trash-talk and political conflict, check out the exhibit opening up at the U’s Mariott Library on Aug. 10. Featuring pieces by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and William Pitt, Fighting Words: American Revolutionary War Pamphlets looks at the ideological tactics deployed on both sides of the Atlantic during the American Revolution. Through Sept. 23. Fighting Words: American Revolutionary War Pamphlets, M-F 8a-6p, S 9a-6p. Level 4, J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 South 1500 East. Free. LIB.UTAH.EDU

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ARTS CALENDAR continued from page 29 peace that many in the valley head outward to seek: “As life has become more complex, I value the hours I spend in the mountains for the opportunity they give me to clear my head, calm my thoughts, center myself and become fully present in the moment and in my life,” she says. Exhibit free with admission, $8.

Craft Lake City CATALYST is proud to also sponsor Utah’s fourth annual DIY festival that brings over 200 artisans to the Gallivan Center this month, providing a venue to support and promote the work of local artists of all mediums. In addition to craft categories that might be more familiar, like knit items, paper goods, or jewlery 2012 boasts a new category of exhibitor, “DIY Engineers” with a presence by both the Leonardo, downtown’s new art, science, and technology museum as well as by the Transistor, a hackerspace-collective with a presence in Midvale and Provo that specializes in tinkering with robotics, software, homebrew and “anything dangerous or scary.” Craft Lake City Festival, Aug. 11, 12-10p. Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street. CRAFTLAKECITY.COM

Hadley Anne Rampton at Red Butte Hadley Anne Rampton’s work will be on view Aug. 17 through Sept. 19 at Red Butte Gardens. The artist’s serene palette-knife oils, featuring aspens and impressionistic montane landscapes evince the love of the wilderness that fuels her work, and speak to the sense of

Reception: Hadley Rampton, Aug. 17, 3-6p. Red Butte Gardens, 300 Wakara Way. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG/HADLEY_RAMPTON

Helper Arts & Music Festival Enjoy three days of stellar fine arts and crafts in the Artists Marketplace featuring over 65 booths. Also: free live music on the park mainstage, theatre performances at the Rio Theatre and annual custom car show. Helper Arts & Music Fest, Aug. 17-19. Helper, UT. HELPERARTSANDMUSICFESTIVAL.COM

Spring City Plein Air competition and show Artists may paint anywhere in Sanpete County; its cities, farms, mountains and streams and of course Spring City. Possible scenes include historic streets and structures, pastoral vistas, mountain and stream scenes, landscapes and agricultural subjects. Professional artists may turn in up to five completed, framed and ready-to-be-hung artworks. All traditional plein air painting mediums are acceptable, but work must be done “en plein air” without the assistance of photography. Plein Air competition, Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Studio tour and show/sale, Sept. 1, 10a-4p. Spring City main street. SPRINGCITYARTS.COM

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Event at Pinnacle Performance Enjoy a day of food, art, live music and fun—and learn the ins and outs of holistic and natural healing and physical therapy. Free classes in Pilates, yoga, Gyrokenisis, acupuncture, massage, weight management, meditation, t’ai chi and more. Potluck dinner—bring a dish to pass—and grills available for use. Live band “Lake Effect” starts at 5:30p. Community Event, Aug. 18, 1-5p. Pinnacle Performance, 1515 S 1100 E. Free. PINNACLE4PERFORMANCE.COM

Anyen Rinpoche book signing Golden Braid Books is holding a book signing by an established master

teacher of Tibetan Buddhist practices, Anyen Rinpoche. He will present a short lecture, followed by the signing his newest book Journey to Certainty. Approachable yet sophisticated, this book takes the reader on a gently guided tour of one of the most important texts Tibetan Buddhism has to offer. "Certainty" in this context refers to the unshakeable trust that develops as meditators discover for themselves the true root of reality. Anyen Rinpoche signing, Aug. 23, 6p. Golden Braid Books, 151 S 500 E. Free. GOLDENBRAIDBOOKS.COM

Get ready to ride

How to make an old bike road-worthy BY STEVE CHAMBERS


f you’re new to bicycle commuting, or haven’t ridden a bike since you were a kid, you might not want to spend a lot of money on a bike until you know whether it’s really something you want to do. Maybe there’s an old bike in your garage or basement gathering dust. If so, you have a readymade laboratory to test your commitment to cycling. All you need to do is get that old bike ready to ride. Tires. Check the tread and sidewalls of your tires for cracks or splits. Pry any stones out of the tread. If you can see the lining of the tire anywhere, replace the tire. Inflate the tires to the recommended pressure (found on the sidewall, just like on a car). Use a gauge. A tire invariably needs more air than you think by squeezing it. The simplest method is a floor pump with a built-in gauge. Let the tires sit overnight to make sure the tubes will hold their pressure. Once you start riding, check pressure at least weekly. When you inflate the tire, take care when removing the pump from the valve stem; it’s easy to tear or crack the stem against the wheel rim. I like to inflate my tires the night before a ride so that if I tear the stem, the tire is flat the next morning before my ride, not 20 minutes into the ride. Brakes. Squeeze both brake levers. Properly adjusted brakes should be fully tightened when the levers are pulled about halfway to the handlebars. Check the brake cables. Make sure the cables slide smoothly. Check cables for cracks or rust, and check the cable housings as well. Once again, squeeze the brake levers and note how the pads touch the wheel rims. They should contact the rim squarely, and shouldn’t touch the tire. While you’re looking at the brake pads, check them for wear. The small cutouts on each pad are wear indicators. When you can no longer see the cutouts, replace the pads. Flip the bike upside down and spin both wheels to see if the rims clear the brake pads.

Wheels. With the bike on its back, spin each wheel and check for wobbles. Wobbling wheels could be a sign of loose or broken spokes. Even if the wheel runs true, there might be a spoke or two that needs tightening. Gently squeeze each pair of spokes. There should be the same amount of play in each one. If not, one or the other is too loose or too tight. Unless you’ve had a class in basic bicycle maintenance or read a manual or two, tightening spokes is better left to a mechanic. It’s easy to over-tighten and snap a spoke. Pedals. Grasp the pedal ends of both cranks and try to move them sideways. If they move an equal amount right and left, that’s a sign the bottom bracket is loose. Tighten it. Seat. Make sure the saddle (seat) clamp and seat post bolts are tight. Don’t overtighten. Nuts and bolts. Pick your bike up and shake it. Feel and listen for anything loose, especially the front and rear wheel hubs. Tighten as necessary. Be sure to check racks, fenders and other accessories to make sure they are mounted securely and don’t obscure your lights or reflectors. Chainring and derailleur. Inspect your bike’s drive system: chainring (front), chain, and rear derailleur. If they are gunky, clean them with a bike degreaser and lubricate. Always wash and lube together. If you wash only, even with a careful drying there is a chance water will get in the bearings or other places rust can form. On the other hand, if you only lubricate, dirt can get in the lubricant and damage moving parts. So always treat washing and lubing as two parts of the same job. Once you’ve done all this, which will take an hour or less, hop on the bike and take a spin around the block. Go through all the gears, brake, stop, start, turn—in short do everything you would do on your ride. Listen for rattles and clunks, make sure the brakes and gears are smooth and the bike is still adjusted for you. Then get out there and ride. u Steve Chambers is a Salt Lake City lawyer and freelance writer. He has been commuting by bicycle part time for over 10 years.


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ABODE AUTOMOTIVE Clark’s Green Auto Garage 1/13 801.485-2858. 506 E. 1700 So. Clark’s auto is a local family-owned full service automotive repair facility. We are committed to doing our part to minimize the environmental impact of automotive service and repair, and to incorporating sustainability principles throughout our operation. SLC-certified E2 business. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CLARKSAUTO Schneider Auto Karosserie 7/13 801.484.9400. Fax 801-484-6623. Utah’s first green body shop. 27 years of making customers happy! We are a friendly, full-service collision repair shop in Salt Lake City. Your satisfaction is our goal. We’ll work with your insurance company to ensure proper repairs and give you a lifetime warranty. WWW.SCHNEIDERAUTO.NET DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION RHOdesigns,llc 4/13 801-971-2136, RHODESIGNSLLC@GMAIL.COM. Interior Design Services including space planning, color (interior & exterior), finish and materials selections; kitchen & bath design. Introductory 2 hour consultation available. Residential and commercial design experience. Rosine H. Oliver, IIDA WWW.RHODESIGNSLLC.COM.

Residential Design FB 801-322-5122. Ann Larson. FENG SHUI The Feng Shui Guy6/13 801-842-5554. Productivity & bliss through furniture arrangement, with the flexibility to fit any budget or ambition. Home, garden, lobby, and office. GREEN PRODUCTS Underfoot Floors 6/13 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET,


GREEN SERVICES Concrete Raising Co. 11/12 801-487-2473. Is your concrete sinking or settling? We raise settled concrete to its original level—driveways, patios, basement stairs and porch steps, sidewalks, curbs, garage & warehouse floors, even stamped and colored concrete—all for a fraction of replacement costs. Call for a free estimate!

Five-Step Carpet Care. FB 801.656.5259, PC: 435.640.2483. WWW.5STEPCARPETCAREUTAH.COM HOUSING Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/13 Vicky 801-908-0388. 1411 S. Utah St. (1605 W.) An environmentally sensitive community promoting neighborliness, consensus & diversity. Balancing privacy needs with community living. Homes now available for rent or sale. Roommates wanted. Tours 4th Wed at 5p and 2nd Sat. at 1p.m. WWW.COHOUSING.ORG, WWW.ECON.UTAH.EDU/COHO PETCARE/VETERINARIANS Dancing Cats Feline Center. 801-467-0799. 1760 S 1100 E, DANCINGCATSVET.COM. F

DINING Blue Star Juice and Coffee 2795 S. Canyon Rim (2300 E.) and 435 S. 400 W. SLC. 466-4280. Blue Star serves a wide variety of fresh vegetable and fruit juices. Create your own combination or choose from house favorites! Full espresso bar and large selection of breakfast sandwiches are also available. Drive-thru available at both locations. Wifi. Café Solstice Cafe Solstice inside Dancing Cranes Imports offers a variety of loose teas, speciality coffee drinks and herbal smoothies in a relaxing atmosphere. Lunch features veggie wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. Our

dressings, spreads, salsa, hummus and baked goods are all made in house with love! Enjoy a refreshing Violet Mocha or Mango & Basil smoothie with your delicious homemade lunch. SOLCAFE999@GMAIL.COM. Coffee Garden 254 S. Main, inside the former Sam Weller’s Books and 900 E. 900 S. 355-4425. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. Great places to people watch. M-Thur 6a-11p; Fri 6a12p, Sat 7a-12p, Sun 7a-11p. Wifi. Cafe SuperNatural Organic, locally grown, gluten-free, fresh cooked to order, raw foods, fresh juices and smothies, superfood shakes, great food to go or dine-in. Discounts for Prana Yoga participants. Located in Prana Yoga. Free convenient parking in Trolley Square’s 600 East parking garage. Mon-Sat 10a-9p: Sun 10-3p. Wifi. Kathmandu 212 S. 700 E. SLC 801-355-0454, and 3142 S. Highland Dr. 801-466-3504. The Kathmandu makes it easy to enjoy the delicacies of India and Nepal without actually having to visit these exotic places. Whether you are having a party or just a night out, Kathmandu is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a special meal with your friends and family. M-Sat 11:30a- 2:30; 5p10, Sun Noon-9 p. INFO@THEKATHMANDU.NET. Nostalgia 248 E. 100 S. 532-3225. Salt Lake’s best-damn coffee, sandwiches, salads, soups and fresh pastries. A great destination for casual business meetings or a relaxed environment to hang out with friends. Local artists also find a home to sell their work in a hip environment. Outdoor seating available. Beer from local breweries. Free wifi. WWW.NOSTALGIACOFFEE.COM. Omar’s Rawtopia 2148 S.Highland Dr. 486-0332. Raw, organic, vegan & scrumptious. From Chocolate Goji Berry smoothies to Vegan Hummus Pizza, every dish is made with highest quality ingredients and prepared with love. Nutrient dense and delectable are Rawtopia’s theme words. We are an oasis of gourmet health, creating peace through food. M-Th 12-8p, F-Sat. 12-9p.

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Pago 878 S. 900 E. 532-0777. Featuring seasonal cuisine from local producers & 20 artisan wines by the glass, complemented by an intimate ecochic setting. Best Lunch—SL Mag, Best Brunch—City Weekly, Best Wine List—City Weekly & SL Mag, Best New American—Best of State. PAGOSLC.COM. Tue-Sun 11a-3p, 5p-close. Ruth’s Diner 4160 Emigration Canyon Rd. 582-5807. 2010 marks Ruth’s Diner’s 80th anniversary. Join us in our newly redecorated, cool canyon setting. WWW.RUTHSDINER.COM M-Sun 8a-10p. The Star of India 55 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, 801-363-7555. An award-winning Salt Lake institution since 1990. Featuring a full bar, $10 lunch buffet with 20-25 delicious choices, salad, naan, and rice pudding. Tandoori style cooking. Specializing in chicken curry, lamb, seafood, halal & goat meat and vegetable entrées. All food prepared fresh and on premises. Parking validation provided. Lunch M-Sat 11:30a-2:30p, Dinner M-Th 2:30p-10p, Fri-Sat 2:30-10:30p, Sun 3-9:30p. WWW.STAROFINDIAONLINE.COM. Takashi 18 West Market St. 519-9595. Award-winning chef Takashi Gibo invites you to savor an incredible Japanese dining experience with Salt Lake’s best sushi, sashimi, small plates (Japanese tapas), and hot dishes from his tantalizing menu. Enjoy a beautiful presentation of classic sashimi or experiment with delicious creations from the sushi bar. Featuring an extensive selction of premium sakes, wines, Japanese and domestic beers, and signature cocktails. Mon-Fri from 11:30a.; Sat. from 5:30p.

HEALTH & BODYWORK ACUPUNCTURE SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 6/13 R. Dean Woolstenhulme, L.Ac 177 E 900 S. Ste 101D, 801-521-3337. Acupuncture you can afford. Quality acupuncture on low sliding

Prices: 3 months ($180), 6 months ( $210), 12 months ( $360). Listings must be prepaid in full and are non-refundable. Word Limit: 45. Deadline for changes/reservations: 15th of preceeding month.

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Paul Wirth, Rolfer Mosaic Bodywork BY ALICE BAIN

ertified Rolfer and LMT Paul Wirth helps people move and live in their bodies. Injury, repetitive stress, and the process of aging leads the body to become compressed and to lose smooth mechanical function. Wirth says he helps the body decompress and lengthen, working with gravity instead of fighting it, and regaining a natural balance. People who come to Wirth’s practice often have a specific complaint, for example chronic back or neck pain or joint dysfunctions. Some, however, come seeking simply to improve: to gain an increased range of motion and an increased level of comfort and power with their body movements. “I get a lot of athletes recovering from an injury, and some just coming to improve how their bodies feel and work,” he says. “I get office workers, too; sitting all day is pretty hard on your body. It’s actually a lot easier on your body to walk all day than it is to sit down.” For a new client, Paul will take a history and find out what may be going on that might be relevant to the complaint—a past injury or surgery, or perhaps just what kind of activities you’ve been up to. He’ll




find out what you’ve been working on or struggling with. Then he’ll get you to walk for him so he can assess how the body is moving. “If, for example, you have a problem with your knees, I’m not just looking at your knees,” he says. “I look at how the whole body moves. I’ll ask myself what I see that could be influencing how much strain is going through that knee. Perhaps it’s due to how the foot falls, or how you might be holding your head too far forward. I look at the patterns of the body to understand how the movement and posture of each part is affecting all the others.” Paul studied at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado, finished his training in 2003 and has been practicing here in Salt Lake City ever since. “I got into Rolfing after I was injured in a vehicle accident, and had a really good experience receiving work from a Rolfer. I loved how it made me feel, and I found Rolfers to be intelligent and interesting people. I had always wanted a career that let me combine working physically with my hands and interacting with people, and it all just clicked together for me.” Paul is active in Salt Lake’s contact improv dance community; he is also a big fan of alternative transportation, and can be seen riding his bicycle in all sorts of weather. u Alice Bain is an editor at CATALYST and a Salt Lake-based artist. Look for her blog updates, appearing several times a week, at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET.

You can find Paul at Mosaic Bodyworks, 3194 S. 1100 East, Suite 203, just west of Brickyard Plaza. Book an appointment or a free consult via email at PAUL@MOSAICBODYWORK.COM, or call 801 638 0021.


scale rates ($15-$40) makes health care affordable and effective. Relax in comfy reclining chairs in a healing community setting. Acupuncture is good for allergies, back pain and more. Downtown SLC. WWW.SLCQI.COM Stevens Acupuncture 7/13 Dr. Keith Stevens, OMD, 1174 E. 2760 S, Ste. 16. 801.467-2277, 209.617-7379 (cell). Specializing in chronic pain treatment, stressrelated insomnia, fatigue, headaches, sports medicine, traumatic injury and post-operative recovery. Board-certified for hep-c treatment. National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)-certified for treatment of addiction. Women’s health, menopausal syndromes. STEVENSACUCLINIC.COM ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Cathy Pollock, M.AmSAT 3/13 801-230-7661. Certified Alexander Technique teacher with 17 years experience. Beyond good posture and body mechanics! Develop awareness. Let go of habitual tensions. Calm your nervous system. Embody dynamic ways of moving and performing. Learn to be easily upright and open. Breathe better, feel better, look better. Gain confidence and poise. WWW.ALEXANDERTECHNIQUEUTAH.COM AYURVEDA

Vedic Harmony 3/13 801-942-5876. Learn how Ayurveda can help you harmonize your lifestyle and well being. Primordial Sound meditation,Perfect Health & Wellness counseling. Georgia Clark, Certified Deepak Chopra Center Vedic Master, has trained in the US with Dr. Chopra, Dr. V.D. Lad, Jai Dev Singh, David Crow & in India with Dr. A.P. Deshpande. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY/COUNSELING Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET

Sheryl Seliger, LCSW 6/13 801-556-8760. 1446 S. 900 E., Email: SELIGERS@GMAIL.COM Powerful healing through dialogue & gentle-touch energy work. Adults: Deep relaxation, stress reduction & spiritual renewal, chronic pain & illness, head & spinal injuries, anxiety, PTSD, relationship skills, life strategies. Infants and children: colic, feeding & sleep issues, bonding, birth trauma. Birth preparation & prenatal CST. FELDENKRAIS Carol Lessinger, GCFP 8/12 805-907-6875. Private sessions and classes to regain self confidence to recover after injury, alleviate pain, improve posture and balance, move skillfully with ease. Offers excellent help for people with MS and stroke, as well as skilled athletes, musicians, actors, and you too. Over 35 years experience. CAROLLESSINGER.COM

Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM FB Open Hand Bodywork. Dan Schmidt, GCFP, LMT. 150 S. 600 E., #3B. 801.694.4086 WWW.OPENHANDSLC.COM. FB Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic education and bodywork. Feldenkrais®, Structural Integration and massage. Offering a unique blend of the 10 sessions with Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Discover the potential for learning and improvement at any age, as you come to inhabit your body with ease, vitality and integrity. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM

HERBAL HEALING Millcreek Herbs, LLC 07/12 801-466-1632. Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG), trained clinical herbalist, teacher, author and creator of Thrive Tonic Liquid Herbal Extract. Classes in medicinal and culinary herbs, herb gardening, ethnobotany, consultations, custom formulation, and wellness fair coordinator, professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. WWW.MILLCREEKHERBS.COM, WWW.THRIVETONIC.COM MASSAGE Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 East). HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM

Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET MD PHYSICIANS Web of Life Wellness Center FB Todd Mangum, MD. 801-531-8340. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. Dr. Mangum is a family practice physician who uses acupuncture, massage, herbs & nutrition to treat a wide range of conditions including chronic fatigue, HIV infection, allergies, digestive disturbances and fibromyalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wellness. NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 9/12 801-486-4226. Dr Todd Cameron, Naturopathic Physician. 1945 S. 1100 E. #202. Remember when doctors cared? Once, a doctor cared. He had that little black bag, a big heart, an encouraging smile. Once, a doctor actually taught about prevention. Remember “an apple a day”? Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. WWW.DRTODDCAMERON.COM

Eastside Natural Health Clinic 9/12 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Drive #207. Dr. Knorr uses a multi-dimensional approach to healing. He can help optimize your health to live more vibrantly and support your natural healing ability. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation; gastrointestinal disorders and allergies. Detoxification, food allergy testing and comprehensive hormonal testing available. EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM Full Circle Care; Leslie Peterson, ND 1/13 801.746.3555. 150 S. 600 E. #6B.Integrative and naturopathic medical clinic offering a unique approach to your health care needs. Specializing in thyroid, adrenal and hormonal imbalances; food allergies and gluten testing; digestive health; nutritional IV therapy. Men, women and children welcome! WWW.FULLCIRCLECARE.COM NUTRITION Total Nutrition Wellness 12/12 801-953-1481. A state-of-the-art system which identifies areas of nutritional deficiency in your body; we then find nutrition needed to strengthen your body. Your body creates health at a deeper level! Permanent solutions for your health problems. WWW.TOTALNUTRITIONWELLNESS.COM PHYSICAL THERAPY Precision Physical Therapy 9/12 801-557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 3098 S Highland Dr. Ste. 371. (Also Park City and Heber.) Specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). Safe, gentle, effective techniques for pain and tissue dysfunction. This unique form of therapy identifies sources of pain and assists the body with self-corrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION Alliance Francaise of Salt Lake City 7/12 801-501-7514. P.O. Box 26203, SLC UT 84126 International cultural organization conducts French language classes. Beginners through advanced levels taught by experienced native teachers. Three semesters, 10 sessions each. Also offers Children's classes, Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly social gatherings. In addition, we sponsor French related concerts and lectures. WWW.AFSLC.ORG LEGAL ASSISTANCE Schumann Law. 801.631.7811, ESTATEPLANNINGFORUTAH.COM. FB MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/12 801-268-4789, WWW.IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM. David and Carol Sharp. Duo up to six-piece ensemble. Celtic, European, World and Old Time American music. A variety of instruments. Storytelling and dance caller. CDs and downloads, traditional and original. IDLEWILD@IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. South 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 E.). Morning, evening, & weekend programs. Graduate in as little as 7 months. 8 students in a class. Mentor with seasoned professionals. Practice in a live day spa. ABHES accredited. Financial aid: loans/grants available to those who qualify. WWW.HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG

MARTIAL ARTS Red Lotus School of Movement 8/12 740 S 300 W, SLC, UT, 84101. 801-355-6375. Established in 1994 by Sifu Jerry Gardner and Jean LaSarre Gardner. Traditional-style training in the classical martial arts of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and T’ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Children’s classes in Wing Chun KungFu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET

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YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell FB 801-355-2617. E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage each student to discover his/her own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, noncompetitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM Songlines of the body ~ Mapping your way home 7/12 801-328-4456. Roz Newmark, 865 E. 500 So. Skillful yoga & joyful movement. Taught with an open hand and heart. Guided by a body seasoned with 30 years of experience as a professional dancer and dedicated yogi. Come join a class or call for more information. Rest in the clear voice of your body's wisdom. Tues. 4:30-6 p. (gentle yoga), Wed, 7:30-9a. YOGA STUDIOS Avenues Yoga 1/13 68 K Street, SLC. 801-872-YOGA (9642). Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body types and ability levels, from Yoga Nidra and Restorative, to Power, Flow, and Core. Free Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:45am. Introductory Special $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM Bikram Yoga—Sandy 12/12 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 9343 S 1300 E. Localsonly Intro: $39 for 30 days unlimited yoga. Our South Valley sanctuary, nestled below Little and Big Cottonwood canyons, provides a warm and inviting environment to discover and/or deepen your yoga practice. All levels are welcome. All teachers are certified. 38 classes, 7 days a week. See website for schedule and special classes. bikramyogasandyWWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM

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ROLFING/STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Paul Wirth, Certified Rolfer™, LMT 1/13 801-638-0021. 3194 S. 1100 E. Move with ease, not pain. Working with the structural limitations in your body to help you feel stronger and more relaxed. MOSAICBODYWORK.COM


REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/13 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586, or PPAU.ORG. Planned Parenthood provides affordable and confidential healthcare for men, women and teens. Services include birth control, emergency contraception (EC/PlanB/morning after pill), testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection including HIV, vaccines including the HPV vaccine, pregnancy testing and referrals, condoms, education programs and more.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Adopt-a-Native-Elder 6/13 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10 am-noon. Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. We also need volunteers with trucks and SUVs, donating their expenses, to transport supplies for Spring and Fall Food Runs, Navajo reservation community events in southeast UT and northeast AZ. Contact Joyce or MAIL@ANELDER.ORG, WWW.ANELDER.ORG


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City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course). We offer more than 100 classes a week, 1,000 hourteacher trainings, and monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM

Nicholas Stark 801-394-6287; 801-721-2779 cell. Shamanic Intuitive Readings and Energy Work . Ogden Canyon.

Shiva Centre. 2065 E. 21st So. 801.485.5933. WWW.SHIVACENTRESLC.COM.

MEDIUMS Kathryn Miles 3/13 Psychic Reader, Medium, Channeler 801-633-4754. Internationally renowned psychic healer for more than 20 years. Experience a reading, receiving messages from guides and loved ones, peering into your Akashic records, past and future experiences and soul path. Classes available at my mystery school, The Lifting of the Veils, at my sanctuary in Sugarhouse. WWW.KATHRYNMILES.COM

THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/12 435-649-9339. Featuring Anusara Yoga. Inspired fun and opening in one of the most amazing studios in the country. Classes, Privates, and Therapeutics with certified and inspired Anusara instructors. Drop-ins welcome. 1167 Woodside Ave., P.O Box 681237, Park City, UT 84068. WWW.PARKCITYYOGA.COMB

Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM.

Darryl Woods 801-824-4918. WWW.READINGSBYDARRYL.COM.

PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES ASTROLOGY Soul & Psyche 12/12 Cynthia Hill, PhD 801-293-0484. Experience the alchemical combination of transformative, soulcentered astrology and transpersonal psychology. A rich, deep perspective of your life's journey and purpose. 35 years experience. Blessings!

Transformational Astrology FB Ralfee Finn. 800-915-5584. Catalyst’s astrology columnist for 10 years! Visit her website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or e-mail her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

Vedic Harmony—Jyotish Astrology FB 942-5876. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET ENERGY HEALING Evolutionary Spirit Shamanic Energy Healing Dee Ann Nichols, 801-638-0940. A graduate of the Healing the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society, certified in Advanced Client Skills and Mastery of Medicine Teachings, Dee Ann provides healing sessions, teachings and ceremonies in the Peruvian tradition of the ancient Inka. WWW.EVOLUTIONARYSPIRIT.INFO 10/12 Mary Nickle, LMT, CCP 7/12 801.530.0633. Aura readings, energy healing, class instruction in the intuitive healing arts, and Soul/Spirit Journeys; Colorpuncture, and the fabulous Bellanina Face-lift massage. The Energy-Medicine Training for self-care begins soon! Located in the Center for Enhanced Wellness, 2627 E Parleys Way. WWW.TIMEOUTASSOCIATES.NET PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Crone’s Hollow 8/12 2470 S. Main St. Have life questions? Get the clarity you need & reclaim your future with an intuitive and personal psychic consultation. $20 for 20 min. We also have metaphysical supplies! Cash/credit cards accepted. Thurs-Sun. Walk-ins welcome. 801.906.0470, WWW.CRONESHOLLOW.COM

Intuitive Journeys INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM FB Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR’s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM

WORKSHOPS, TRAINING McKay Method School of Energy Healing.. 877.767.2425. SAHAJHEALING.COM. FB Monroe Institute Excursion Workshop. 970.683.8194. WWW.CINDYLYN.COM FB

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH COACHING, FACILITATING The Work of Byron Katie 7/12 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way to access your own wisdom and lead a happier life. Specializing in developing loving relationships, relieving depression, and improving your outlook on life. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous 6/12 801-484-7871. For the Alcoholic who still suffers. SALTLAKEAA.ORG or call: central office. THERAPY/COUNSELING Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 4/13 801-364-5700, Ext. 2, 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 1, SLC. Specializing in empowering relationships; cultivating hardiness and mindfulness; managing stress & compulsivity; alleviating depression/ anxiety/ grief; healing PTSD & childhood abuse/ neglect; addictions recovery; GLBT exploration as well as resolving disordered eating, body image & life transitions. Individual, couples, family, group therapy & EMDR.

Center for Transpersonal Therapy 8/12 801-596-0147. 5801 S Fashion Blvd, Ste. 250, Murray, UT. Denise Boelens, PhD; Heidi Ford, MS, LCSW, Chris Robertson, LCSW; Lynda Steele, LCSW; Sherry Lynn Zemlick, PhD, Wil Dredge LCSW, Nick Tsandes, LCSW. The transpersonal approach to healing draws on the knowledge from traditional science & the spiritual wisdom of the east & west. Counseling orientation integrates body, mind & spirit. Individuals, couples, groups, retreats & classes. Steven J. Chen, Ph.D., Lic. Psychologist 801-718-1609. 136 s. Main, Ste. 409 (Kearns Bldg). Healing techniques for depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Treatment of trauma, abuse and stress. Career guidance.

Sensitive and caring approach to create wellness, peace, happiness and contentment. WWW.STEVENJCHEN.COM 9/12 Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/12 801-524-0560, EXT. 3. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Licensed professional counselor, board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Red Rock Counseling & Education. Transpersonal psychotherapy, music therapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives. Teri Holleran, LCSW 8/12 Red Rock Counseling & Education, LLC 801524-0560. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Transformational therapy, consultation & facilitation. Discover how the investigation of loss, trauma, body symptoms, mood disturbances, relationship conflicts, environmental despair & the questions related to meaning & purpose initiate the transformational journey. Machiel Klerk, LMFT 8/12 801-656-8806. 150S. 600E, ste. 7-C. Jung and depth psychology oriented therapist. Problems are treated as expressions of the soul in its movement toward healing. Expertise in working with dreams. Also work with Adolescents and people in Recovery. MACHIELKLERK@HOTMAIL.COM / WWW.MACHIELKLERK.COM

Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/13 801-582-2705, 2071 Ashton Circle, SLC. Offering a transpersonal approach to the experiences and challenges of our life cycles, including: individuation-identity, sexuality and sexual orientation, partnership, work, parenting, divorce, aging, illness, death and other loss, meaning and spiritual awareness. Individuals, couples and groups. Clinical consultation and supervision. Marilynne Moffitt, PhD FB 801-266-4551. 825 E. 4800 S. Murray 84107. Offering interventions for psychological growth & healing. Assistance with behavioral & motivational changes, refocusing of life priorities, relationship issues, addiction & abuse issues, & issues regarding health. Certified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP master practitioner & EMDR practitioner. Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 8/12 801-631-8426. Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302. Steve is a seasoned psychiatrist, Zen priest and shamanic healer. He sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families, integrating psychotherapy, meditation and soul work with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in creative treatment of bipolar disorders. STEVE@KARMASHRINK.COM. Blog: WWW.KARMASHRINK.COM Don St John, Ph.D. Body-Centered Psychotherapy 6/13 801 935-4787 Sugar House. As you learn to be fully with yourself—here and now—and simultaneously allow me to be fully with you, you discover and develop your presence and strength, you honor and care for your vulnerability, recognize and appreciate your lovability, and tolerate and enjoy real intimacy.

Jim Struve, LCSW 12/12 801-364-5700 ext. 1. 1399 S 700 E., Ste. 2, SLC. Mindful presence in relationship-based

SHAMANIC PRACTICE The Infinite Within 10/12 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM

Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner 3/13 801-531-8051. Shamanic Counseling. Shamanic Healing, Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth. Mentoring for people called to the Shaman’s Path. Explore health or mental health issues using the ways of the shaman. Sarah’s extensive training includes shamanic extraction healing, soul retrieval healing, psychopomp work for death and dying, shamanic counseling and shamanic divination. Sarah has studied with Celtic, Brazilian, Tuvan, Mongolian, Tibetan and Nepali Shamans. Naomi Silverstone, DSW, LCSW FB 801-209-1095. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice. Holistic practice integrates traditional and nontraditional approaches to health, healing, and balance or “ayni.” Access new perceptual lenses as you reanimate your relationship with nature. Shamanic practice in the Inka tradition. FB Nicholas Stark 801-394-6287; cell: 801-394-6287. 20 years of Shamanic Healings / Energy Work. Ogden Canyon.

RETAIL GROCERIES, SPECIALTY FOODS, KITCHEN SUPPLIES Beer Nut. 1200 S State St, 801.531.8182, BEERNUT.COM. FB Cali’s Natural Foods. 389 W 1700 S, 801.483.2254, CALISNATURALFOODS.COM. FB Liberty Heights Fresh. 1290 S. 1100 E. 801583-7374. LIBERTYHEIGHTSFRESH.COM. FB GIFTS & TREASURES Blue Boutique. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM FB Cosmic Spiral 10/12 920 E 900 S, SLC. 801-509-1043 Mystical, musical and metaphysical gifts and resources for every persuasion—in an atmosphere that soothes your spirit. Psychic, Tarot and astrology readings, events and classes. Singing bowls, drums, flutes, incense, books, jewelry, cards and smiles. Open noon-6:30 p.m, Monday thru Saturday (and 11-5 Sun. through holidays).

RESALE/FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES Elemente 11/12 353 W Pierpont Avenue, 801-355-7400. M-F 126, Sat. 12-5, Gallery Stroll every 3rd Friday 3-9. We feature second-hand furniture, art and accessories to evoke passion and embellish any room or mood with comfort and style. You're invited to browse, sit a spell, or sell your furniture with us. Layaway is available. A haven for the discriminating shopper since 1988. RESALE/CLOTHING Plus Size Consignment 12/12 801-268-3700. 4700 S. 9th East in Ivy Place. * Sizes 14-6X.* New & nearly new CURVY GIRL clothing. As your body changes, change your clothes! * BUY * SELL * TRADE * RECYCLE. * Earn $$$$$ for your clothes * Come in for a free gift bag * Designer accessories and shoes for all* WWW.PLUSSIZECONSIGNMENT.VPWEB.COM RESALE/OUTDOOR GEAR & CLOTHING fun & frolic consignment shop 801-487-6393 2066 S. 2100 E. Consigns everything for travel /outdoor recreational experiences. Fun seekers can buy and consign high-quality, gently used outdoor gear and clothing, making fun time less expensive. Call to consign your items. FACEBOOK @ FUN & FROLIC CONSIGNMENT SHOP; in the 21st & 21st business district. MYFUNANDFROLIC@GMAIL.COM

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE ORGANIZATIONS All Saints Episcopal Church. 801.581.0380. Foothill Dr. at 17th S. WWW.ALLSAINTSSLC.ORG. Eckankar in Utah 12/12 801-542-8070. 8105 S 700 E, Sandy. Eckankar is ancient wisdom for today. Explore past lives, dreams, and soul travel to see how to lead a happy, balanced and productive life, and put daily concerns into loving perspective. Worship Service and classes on Sundays at 10:30am. WWW.ECKANKAR-UTAH.ORG

Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/12 801-268-1137. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. A spiritual, metaphysical, mystical community dedicated to spiritual enlightenment and unconditional love through spiritual practice, education, service, celebration and fellowship. Sunday Celebration: 10 a.m.; WWW.INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET

Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 8/12 801-328-4629. 740 S. 300 W. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa offers an open environment for the study, contemplation, and practice of Tibetan Buddhist teachings. The community is welcome to our Sunday service (puja), group practices, meditation classes and introductory courses. WWW.URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG INSTRUCTION

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Decide to sprout

Soft roots work with life’s rocky soils

BY SUZANNE WAGNER Osho Zen Tarot: Possibilities, Courage, Sharing Medicine Cards: Moose, Turtle Mayan Oracle: Kan, Akbal Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Prince of Swords, Ace of Cups, The Fool Aleister Crowley Deck: Queen of Disks, Virtue, Ace of Wands, Art Healing Earth Tarot: Death, Eight of Crystals, Grandfather of Feathers Words of Truth: Divine Intervention, Integrity, Pain, Hermitage e are at the hottest and brightest time of the year, yet the dance between light and dark is becoming even more evident right now. The dualities of the world are pulling us every which way, and we just don’t know where we’re standing. The external conflicts that we see mirror the internal conflicts we feel. And yet, there is an indication of change in the air. The resentments of the past are giving way, and something new is finally emerging.


Things that you want to create and do call you back into the light of life. There is no point fighting life’s challenges, or trying to avoid them or deny them. Life is just life, and it always creates one more thing for you to learn or deal with. Just like a seed on the cusp of sprouting, you sense you will soon have to deal with a new environment that is full of barriers to your growth. You don’t know what you’re becoming, just like a seed doesn’t know when it sprouts that it will ultimately produce a flower. That’s the way of things in life, and success is never guaranteed. Deciding to sprout means you’ll encounter many hazards, and that’s one reason why we often prefer to stay in the seed. Seeds are full of potential and possibility, and it’s alluring to remain in that state. As a seed, you’re secure and hidden from life’s harsh realities. But inside us all, we yearn to be more than just a potential of a flower—we want to be the real thing. In order to attain that, we have to shed our rigid shell and give up the

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METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH security of living in a dream. We have to awaken to the full-contact sport that is life. Globally we are all sprouting simultaneously; a renaissance of creative potential is awakening in a flurry of expansion and change. We want to support each other in this rapid growth, as we relinquish our hardness and our protection. Sprouting is a state of softness and vulnerability, but it’s this same softness that allows us to creep into the cracks and crevices between the rocks and the restric-

There is no point fighting life’s challenges, or trying to avoid them or deny them. Life is just life, and it always creates one more thing for you to learn or deal with. tions that we live with in the world right now. We expand, gently, into an unknown future. Together we are starting to actively reach for the light, and to fulfill the potentialities that are ours. The dreaming seed puts out a root to test the soil, and a shoot to find the sun. We are in the yellow light of the third chakra, where the abundance of love overflows with compassion and the need to expand, move, and grow. Later when we get to the fourth chakra we will share this love with others, but right now it is about allowing the energy within us to overflow the banks of the con-

scious mind and to become an explosion of love, joy, blissfulness, and benediction. When we allow this, we can feel the freedom and natural effortlessness that is the infinite self emerging. Minds, however, love to perceive boundaries. We will create them even when they aren’t there. But existence has no boundary because beyond what we can perceive there is always a further level of reality. Challenge yourself to reject easy contentment. When you choose to be content with the boundaries your mind perceives, you remain small and hard, locked in your seedshell. Your life will be small, your joys will be small, your ecstasies will be small, and your experience of yourself will be small. Why do that when there is no need? My mother used to say, “You can be anything that you want to be and that you can responsibly dream into reality.” The key is that you have to manifest your dream responsibly into reality, which takes work and time. But what else were you planning to do with your life? So let yourself out of the cage of your mind. Laugh at the limitations that your mind attempts to impose. We can change the reality in which we find ourselves. It might be difficult work, but remember to be a soft root sprouting. Softness gets into places that seem difficult to manage, so be gentle with yourself and others. Choose to follow your life’s dream and mission. Choose it consciously, responsibly and with integrity. . u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. SUZWAGNER.COM

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August 2012 Going to extremes BY RALFEE FINN ot only are we in the wake of July’s astral disturbances. We are also approaching an equally difficult September. And because the space in between—the days and nights of August—unfold along busy, diverse, and non-linear pathways, many of us are likely to find ourselves, or others, going to extremes.


nificant others, personal and professional. From Aug. 10-25, a Sun/Saturn sextile amplifies the serious side of those alliances. For those not spending the Sun/Mars/Saturn energy on partnerships, this entire bundle also has the power to sustain the determination as well as the discipline to focus on the smallest details

Saturn symbolizes the critical eye, which often manifests as a tendency to find the flaw. Be prepared for stark contrasts. Several of this month’s planetary patterns are invigorating, others are enervating, and the difference between these two levels of vitality could wreak havoc on nervous systems, especially if you tend toward spending your reserves. Time signatures are also slightly wacky. Don’t be surprised if one minute your feet feel firmly planted in the here and now, and the next, you’re catapulted into the past or projected into the future. Very little of August occurs along a straight line of reliable routines, and that erratic pulse can cause psychic dislocation to be a real hazard, especially as hearts and minds struggle to navigate myriad detours, diversions and digressions. The ability to make adjustments in the moment—physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually—is the key to successfully finding your way through the seeming chaos. Do whatever it is you do to stay flexible and aware, and you’ll find it much easier to stay present in the midst of August’s intensity. All month long, a Sun/Mars sextile, a potent positive alliance, supports enterprise and endeavor. The Sun signifies spirit. Mars represents ambition. And when they work together, we experience the enthusiasm to embrace life, fully. The Sun is in Leo, the fiery sign of creativity, and Mars is in Libra, the sign of relationship. Expect much of the inherent exuberance and passion of this sextile to translate into dynamic interactions with sig-

necessary to see a job through to completion. But there is a hitch: From August 6-August 24, a Mars/Saturn conjunction, in Libra, turns some relationship interactions slightly more stern than they might need to be. Saturn symbolizes the critical eye, which often manifests as a tendency to find the flaw. Unfortunately, when Saturn shares the same space with Mars, we tend to feel its influence as a judgmental viewpoint that always finds and focuses on the flaw—a gaze that inhibits the free flow of creativity. From a positive perspective, this conjunction provides the potential to focus one’s efforts on a particular project with indefatigable concentration. Precision flourishes under this influence. But excellence is never a valid excuse for cruelty toward others. Most of us will experience this Mars/Saturn conjunction as a test of nerves or an ordeal of frustration, especially immediately before and after August 15, when the conjunction is exact and separating. Whenever a powerful configuration separates, we tend to feel the full brunt of its force. Make an extra effort to avoid violence or meanspirited behavior of any kind. Don’t kick the dog, pull that cat’s tail, or barrage a loved one with words you’re certain to regret the moment they are said. Also be aware, we’re in the final leg of Saturn’s transit through Libra, a journey that began in October 2009 and ends on October 5, when Saturn enters Scorpio. This is the last Mars/Saturn conjunction

to occur in Libra for the next nearly 30 years. Handle it wisely by honoring all your relations. Fortunately, a Sun/Jupiter/ Uranus combination mitigates the potential bitterness of Mars/Saturn by generating an optimistic air and encouraging positive and hopeful alliances. This is a convivial, humorous and inventive planetary combination that can be put to good use finding solutions for almost every stuck and stymied situation. From Aug. 1-19, a Jupiter/Uranus sextile supports a clear perspective, capable of encompassing the biggest possible picture, as it simultaneously evaluates the consequences of certain choices; this is the astral signature that allows you to look before you leap.

attitudes and perceptions, when it immediately forms an opposition to Neptune, in Pisces. A Sun/Neptune opposition inclines psyches toward a deep susceptibility to suggestion. Pay attention: Personal as well as political promises made under this influence appeal more to fantasy than to fact. Listen carefully to what’s being said, and if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. A Sun/Pluto trine also begins on August 22, stimulating a desire for power, individual and collective. The good news is that this is a positive contact that stimulates innovative, creative power that expresses itself in a multitude of ways from the physical to the metaphys-

Make an extra effort to avoid violence or mean-spirited behavior of any kind. That clarity softens the edge of a Sun/Uranus trine that operates during the first week of the month. Sun/Uranus interactions feed the need to break free from whatever enslaves, and rebels with and without causes hear its call and move into action. This should come as no surprise, as rebellion increasingly challenges the status quo all around the world. The good news is that from Aug. 1-10, a Sun/Jupiter sextile has the power to turn protests positive as well as effective through a genuine, unselfish concern for others. More good news: Mercury goes direct on August 8, and as the planet of language and communication gains forward momentum, it joins with Jupiter and Mercury, amplifying a positive mindset. From August 13-22, a Mercury/Uranus trine increases an aptitude for free thinking as it simultaneously enhances the gift for gab—everyone has the potential for more than a fair share of the blarney. And there’s more. From the 16-27, a Mercury/Jupiter sextile will fuel bloggers across the universe to share opinions on every subject. The Sun enters Virgo on August 22, a move that substantially alters

ical. This trine lasts until September 6. To an untrained eye, August’s multidimensional mosaic might resemble a display of celestial anarchy. But a more precise look makes it possible to identify essential themes, which might provide a sense of order. We also need to remember that what happens in August sets the stage for the second exact Uranus/Pluto square in September; as we move closer to that contact, many of us are likely to feel increased anxiety. Specific to our personal situations or only nonspecific against the backdrop of world events, it matters not. Most of us will feel the intensity intensify, making it all the more important to remember to be kind and caring toward our fellow travelers. In most instances, it’s the only way to make a real difference in the lives of those we love. u Visit Ralfee’s website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or email her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

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