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

Contents 17 YOGA NIDRA

A New, and Ancient Way to Healing and Wholeness

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19 TRAINING OUR MIND TO SEE PROGRESS

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21 LET NATURE COMFORT YOU

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22 INDIGENOUS WISDOM

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22 DEPARTMENTS 5 affirming

naturally 5 dining naturally 6 event briefs 9 business briefs 14 health briefs 22 inspiration 24 calendar 30 farmers markets 31 resource guide

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HEALTHY LIVING HEALTHY PLANET

HOUSTON EDITION

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reetings! There have been major changes around the Hart household since last month. We’ve moved from The Heights to Oak Forest. I know, not a long move but it was a big move for us. We’ve downsized from a two-bedroom cottage to just two rooms plus a bathroom. There were a lot of personal and family treasures that we had to decide whether to take with us, put in storage or give away. Cindy and I aren’t hoarders but we had accumulated a lot of stuff over the past 15 years living in one place. So, we are moved now but still settling in. Cindy is still unboxing and deciding where to put or hang some of our treasures that we were able to take with us. Our basenjis and our Tibetan spaniel are also getting used to their new quarters. The official address is still on West 19th Street, so that at least hasn’t changed. Spring is fully here and with it a bunch of events and activities. Check out the event briefs in the front of the magazine and the calendar in the back. We have several new advertisers who are featured in this month’s issue. When you visit them, be sure to mention that you saw them in Natural Awakenings. So, from the Hart Family and the whole Natural Awakenings Houston Team, have a most Happy Spring and remember as you go about your daily life, be kind. It usually doesn’t cost anything and it may just make someone’s day.

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ou have more than 55,000 thoughts each day. Many are the same thoughts over and over again. Every single one is an affirmation; this also includes everything that you say. By reducing your negative thoughts and words and increasing the positive one, you can reshape your life. Expecting a better day helps to create a better day. This month’s affirmation can help create a better life.

I am happy and am discovering what makes me happy.

Deciding to be happy is the first step. But what does happy mean to you? Is it a new car? Freedom from debt? Watching your children grow? A promotion? Or is it a new attitude? Taking time to explore your definition of happiness helps you to find or achieve it. Then discover what makes you happy and take steps to incorporate that into your life. And don’t forget to be open to the unexpected moments of happiness! The only thing that you are guaranteed in life is this moment. Working with positive affirmations can radically change your mindset. Say them and write them repeatedly with the feeling that they are your truth. You have the power to make great changes in yourself and the world. I know this is true because I have made huge changes in my life by changing my thoughts. Doyle Ward is a successful life coach, workshop leader and lecturer in the field of personal development. Doyle Ward, Blissful Quests® 832-628-4113. BlissfulQuests.com See ad page 8.

he Heights is not just West 19th Street. On the corner of Lawrence Street and West 22nd, under the clock tower is Kraftsmen Baking. The building was originally a textile factory built in the 1890’s. It still has a 19th century industrial feel but is bright and cheery with lots of windows and long white curtains. The bakery café serves coffee, tea, baked goods plus breakfast and lunch. They are open until 6 pm. Cindy and I decided to try their quiches. Yes, real men do eat quiche. She chose the southwest quiche and I chose the vegetable. They both came with a salad. Mine was very light and fluffy with a mild creamy texture. Cindy reports hers was scrumptious and very smoky. The salad featured a variety of lettuces with a cherry jalapeno vinaigrette dressing. The café is only a small part of Kraftsmen’s business. They also sell their bread and baked goods wholesale and supply many of the area’s finest restaurants with both breads and desserts. Next time you are in The Heights, plan to drop by Kraftsmen for a cup of coffee, a snack or a full meal. Kraftsmen Baking, 611 W 22nd Street, Houston, TX 77008. kraftsmenbaking.com

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Universal Door Meditation Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, April 8, 2018 2:00 - 5:00pm

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pend a few amazing hours with the Zen Master! Founder and Awake teacher of Universal Door Meditation Center, Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien will be giving a special Dharma talk about the Awake within, and how the power of Awake transforms and uplifts, fully opens the mind and heart, and brings balance to all areas of your life. From there, a genuine happiness appears in yourself and your family, as well as a capacity to be stable and calm in any situation…. You will realize the purpose and meaning of life. Other highlights include: ■ Zen Master’s journey to return to Awake and 17 years of helping people Wake Up ■ Special mind-opening Dharma talk about Awake world ■ Students sharing about how the power of Awake transforms their lives ■ Vegetarian banquet ■ Zen songs and poems written by the Zen Master To RSVP or donate, please call Universal Door at 281-565-9718. Entry tickets are $25, and $35 tickets include special gift packs. The event will be at 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77498. Universal Door Meditation Center, 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77498. See ad on page 22.

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ri Karunamayi is called “Amma” will be visiting Houston May 10-13, 2018. She will speak and lead a meditation retreat at The Unity Church of Houston, offer individual blessings and then conduct a sacred fire ceremony on Sunday, May 13 at the Ashtalakshmi Temple in Sugar Land. Most events are free and all are open to those of all faiths and backgrounds. To learn more, or to register for events please visit https://amma-sri-karunamayihouston-texas-2018.eventbrite.com or email houston@karunamayi.org

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Birthing a Greater Reality

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uring the week of April 29-May 4, Unity of Houston will host 16 Spiritual Education and Enrichment (S.E.E.) classes, based on the theme, “Birthing a Greater Reality.” This is a great opportunity to explore Unity teachings, deepen your spiritual study, and connect with like-minded students of Truth at the beautiful campus of Unity of Houston. Classes include topics on meditation practices, metaphysics, healing and wholeness, prosperity, the Five Principles of Unity, the mystical path, and much more, including a bilingual class. You may take up to four classes. Rev. Robert Brumet will be a featured guest teacher, kicking off the week on Sunday, April 29 with an opening presentation, “Introduction to Insight Meditation” (suggested love offering: $25). Teachers for the week also include the Unity of Houston ministers and Licensed Unity Teachers, as well as guest ministers Rev. Kyra Baehr and Rev. Sheila Gautreaux. Daytime and evening classes are offered. To see complete descriptions of all 16 classes, and to register, go to unity.houston. org/see. Class fee: $65.00 per class (plus $2.19 processing fee). Unity of Houston, “Open Minds, Open Hearts”, 2929 Unity Drive, Houston, 77057. For more information call: 713-782-4050. See ad on page 35.

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ur vibrational “point of attraction” is the emotional WHY we keep repeating the same experiences. Dr. Ernest Holmes taught “CHANGE YOUR THINKING, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.” But how do we change our thinking when it seems so automatic? When we seem stuck in anger or fear or grief!!! The book, Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks shares 22 Methods geared toward shifting our emotional vibration which then changes our thoughts and point of attraction. When we understand the emotional scale and use even a few of these simple methods, we can move ourselves from anger, depression or fear, to hopeful, optimistic or joy, AND MORE. Join Rhonda Lynn Toppel, RN for four Sundays in April, starting on April 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 pm to explore these methods of real self-empowerment. Cost: $120.00 for the classes. You may also purchase the required source book Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Call to reserve your space and/or book. 424-4004946 or 281-350-5157Where: Creative Life Spiritua Center, 5326 Spring Stuebner Road, Spring, Tx 77389. See ad on page 4.

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ania Galindo’s spiritual transformation started 12 years ago. It took a long time for her to get a deeper understanding of herself and how she should help others, but it is her true calling. Vania firmly believes that we all must heal, change, improve and forget all the negative things we carry in our heart. As founder of cbbaradio.com – radio/tv online she came to realize how much we need to grow and understand each other but mostly the importance of being loyal to ourselves. During her pilgrimage in Santiago de Compostela the word “Sanando” or healing came to her. This is why Sanando Con Vania is the name of her practice. It is a place of service to receive therapy such as Reiki, meditation, chakra balancing, or life coaching. She is certified with Dr. Brian Weiss who help her discover her passion which is healing through hypnosis. If you would like to learn more about Healing with Vania or would like to participate in a therapy of liberation and opening of your heart which will transform your life completely visit her website or call her today.

ania Galindo comenzó su transformación espiritual hace 12 años atras, fue un llamado que le tomo mucho tiempo profundizar en quien era ella y como deberia ayudar a los demás. Cree firmemente que todos deben sanar, cambiar, mejora y olvidarse de todo lo que llevan en el corazón. Como fundadora de www.cbbaradio. com radio-tv online en Houston, se ha dado cuenta que falta crecimiento, entendimiento y sobretodo lealtad con uno mismo. Durante su peregrinaje a Santiago de Compostela le llego bajo un maestro el nombre de Sanando con el cual abrió las puertas de su centro “Sanando con Vania” para realizar terapias. Como maestra reiki encuentra un balance es sus especializaciones de balance de chakras, life coach, meditación y principalmente en su pasión Hipnosis. Certificada por el Dr. Brian Weiss, realiza Hipnosis sanador. Te invitamos a que puedas realizarte una terapia liberadora y de apertura de corazón donde desde tu primera cita transformaras tu vida completamente, visita nuestra pagina web o llama para una cita senadora.

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hris Carpentier is a Certified Atlantean Healing™ Master Practitioner. The attunement and the system were channeled by Birkan Tore and now being taught internationally. The energy in this session is very high. This modality does not focus on disease, but simply acknowledges it. Instead, it focuses on perfect health. The highest good of the client is always the core intention for each session. The session can be in person or remotely. For Natural Awakenings readers during April, he is offering his Atlantean Healing Session for $75.00 (regularly $111.00). Some Benefits of an Atlantean Healing™ Session are: ■ Dissolves energy blockages ■ Promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit ■ Increases energy levels ■ Clear past life energy and soul retrieval ■ Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension ■ Clears the mind and improves focus ■ Accelerates the body’s self-healing ability ■ Supports the immune system ■ Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing For more information or to schedule a session, call Chris at 713-303-7107. See ad on page 22.

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hile Houston has grown and changed, Wabash has kept the values and traditions that they have stood for since the beginning. You can feel and see this spirit in their selection of gardening solutions, livestock feed and rustic decor. April is the month to plant habitat for the butterflies and humming birds that you will want to attract. Wabash Feed & Garden located on North Shepherd, not only has milkweed, passion vine and buddleja but their friendly knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you with all your garden needs. Join us on April 7th for our “Spring Babies� petting zoo with chicks, ducklings, baby goats and miniature horses. On April 28th learn more about how to welcome rain into your landscape and take advantage of all that beautiful soft water falling out of the sky. Nell Wheeler builds and installs stainless steel tanks for collecting rainwater. One of the very few female Master Plumbers in Texas, Nell, has been designing and installing rainwater collection systems around Texas for over 15 years.

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Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less When overweight adults exchange refined grain products such as white bread and pasta for whole-grain equivalents, they tend to feel full sooner, eat less, lose weight and experience a reduction in inflammation, the journal Gut reports. Researchers from Denmark’s National Food Institute and the University of Copenhagen studying 50 adults at risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease found that test volunteers realized these benefits by eating whole grains, and rye in particular.

A Harvard study of 325 women undergoing fertility treatments found that those consuming the most produce high in pesticide residues, such as strawberries, spinach and grapes, were 18 percent less likely to become pregnant and 26 percent less likely to have a live birth compared to women eating the least amount of pesticide-laden produce. Study co-author Dr. Jorge Chavarro suggests that women trying to conceive should eat organic produce or low-pesticide choices like avocados, onions and oranges.

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Auto-Immune Disorders ■ Lupus ■ Crohn’s Disease ■ Autism ■ Rheumatoid Arthritis ■ Vitiligo…and many more Dr. Fisher Road to Wellness, 4544 Post Oak Place Dr. Ste 254, Houston, Tx 77027. houstonalternativemedicinedoctor.com. 713 520-8188. See ad on page 34.

What are Stem Cells? A cell that can reproduce and also can turn into other specific cells or tissues. How do Stem Cells work? Stem cells replace cells damaged by chemotherapy or disease or as a way for the donor’s immune system to fight some types of cancer and blood-related diseases, such as leukemia. These stem cells are from an umbilical cord Stem cells help to form bone, cartilage, muscle, nerve tissue, blood vessels, connective tissue, fat. Stem Cells-Give YOU a NEW LIFE. Stem Cells don’t just mask or bandage your April 2018

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YOGA NIDRA

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o you desire to improve your health by increasing energy, relieving stress, increasing mental clarity, improving and restoring healthy sleep patterns, easing tension, balancing the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems, and increasing your immune function? Would you believe this is all possible with a guided meditation called Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra is an ancient, integrative relaxation meditation that uses the biological processes of sleep, and a series of body, breath, and awareness techniques, to allow the innate healing potential of the body to be released. If one of your favorite yoga poses is Savasana, or Corpse pose, then Yoga Nidra will come effortlessly for you. The hardest thing to do in Yoga Nidra is to not fall asleep! Yoga Nidra also has the potential for increasing well-being by transforming emotions and thinking patterns, improving mood, and can even create positive new thinking patterns and reduce self-limiting beliefs. Getting stuck in old thinking patterns can be hard to shake, especially if they are deeply rooted, and with Yoga Nidra, new ways of thinking and relating are possible. Gena Davis, certified as an Amrit Yoga Nidra™ facilitator, believes that “Yoga Nidra is a powerful healing modality, addressing the physical, emotional, mental, and subtle bodies to facilitate healing and transformation. If you experience stress, then Yoga Nidra can help. Everyone can benefit from Yoga Nidra, even expanding you into the awareness of wholeness and the experience of your true nature.” Gena offers Yoga Nidra at the Houston Ayurveda Wellness Center, 3222 Mercer Street, Houston 77027, on Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 11 am-noon. Sessions are $20. Private sessions are also available. For more information and to contact Gena, please see GenaDavis.org. If you desire to grow into your full potential, come and experience Yoga Nidra.

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We lie to ourselves more than anyone else does. It is true that our word, our commitment, our agreement with ourselves and with others is a vital energy source of our confidence. To stay focused and make progress, and not become your own worst enemy, look at where you have given your agreement to yourself or to others and check whether or not you are keeping your word. Renegotiate, reposition and go for it again in a more energized way.

Training Our Mind to See Progress by Tina Marie St.Cyr

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earning simple, yet profound, tools that can help us shift our mental and emotional states and allow us to take our power back from distractions, outside negative influences, and spiraling worst case mentality help us lead energized and happy lives. And like, with any tool, be it a tool in the kitchen drawer, garage toolbox or desk drawer, we must first reach for it and pick it up in order to use it. A tool I pick up and use time and time again is the mental equation that “Progress = Happiness”. It has been a long-standing mantra I have used to shift my mental and emotional states when worry begins to creep in. It is a simple saying yet, when applied in the moments when our self- sabotaging mind seeks to have us focus on what is going wrong, what is not happening fast enough or what is too much to bear, it becomes the lifeline that we can easily use to pick ourselves back up out of habits of worry. The simple, yet profound strategies and tools I share here have helped thousands of people take their power back and create stellar, worth high five celebrating progress in their lives. It is my hope these tools will also help you.

Have a Daily Plan

Even the most ‘go with the flow’ person agrees that there is energy in a daily plan. The joy of the check mark is real… and we can use it as fuel to create steady progress. Monitor your wins, look to see what you are accomplishing and not only those things you are not accomplishing. Start your day with what is working, what is great and what you are grateful for and you will be able to fuel the rest of your daily plan with positive energy.

Breaking Bad

Bad habits can drain us and leave us feeling confused, spent and hopeless. Bad habits, you know yours of choice, can appear in any area of our lives; health, money, relationships, career, business and even spirituality. Most often people identify a bad habit as one that wastes a resource, like time, money or health. Look around, inventory your bad habits and get a plan to gain control back from

Keep Healthy Boundaries

When we let our own self honoring boundaries go, we give our power away and sabotage our own progress. Knowing your own life path, honoring your core values, and aiming at what you want to create and achieve for yourself is the first priority. Even if you have a family and think, “Well I have to take care of others”… it is 100% in your core values to love your family so that is a priority which honors you. We are asked to take pause when the amount of time and energy we give into one area depletes the fulfillment in another. At the end of the day, when we honor our boundaries and honor the others in our lives, we create harmonious relationships … and that equals progress. Focus on your progress. Train your mind to see forward movement, no matter how slight. From this perspective, more even better things will come, more energy will flow through you and you will feel so much happier. It is a journey and you have control on how you see your world. Whichever mental state shifting tool or strategy you discover most lights you up, decide now to give that tool proper investigation, practice and place in your habits. I guarantee that your life WILL SHIFT. New, more aware perspectives will emerge. Use them and share what you notice on our social media sites linked from our website at www.tinamarie.com Come in for your Energy Orientation Assessment to see if you are living your authentic energy style. Discover how to regain your focus, create progress and find absolute clarity in your life path with our simple Clarity Sessions. Reach out online or call our offices at 888-721-4204 Listen to Tina Marie’s podcast “unleash Your Extraordinary!” on iTunes and Google Play. Tina Marie has built an extraordinary team of life coaches, business consultants and trainers who help thousands of wonderful soles in our world. Her programs have been designed specifically to release one’s greatest potential through personalized plans for each client to reach their heartfelt desires and dreams. Whether you are an individual “seeker,” have a business, a team or a family, the strategies and tools of Tina Marie & Co. will bring to life your greatest joy and presence. We offer Complimentary Strategy Sessions at your offices or ours. Located near Memorial Park, our team of coaches are ready to receive and help you today. Visit us online tinamarie.com or call 888-721-4204. See ad on page 14. April 2018

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Let Nature Comfort You by Sarah Gish

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here is nothing as exhilarating as standing in a huge expanse of natural beauty and feeling connected to all that is. I felt that way when I was at Joshua Tree National Park a few years back with a friend – we couldn’t see any other people or cars and there were no cell phones to stare at, no computer screens to draw us in. It was a magical moment. I get glimpses of that moment even when I experience nature on a smaller, less dramatic scale. At least once a day, I take the time to step outside and soak it in – REALLY listen and look and connect -- and I can sense my body rhythm slowing down and my mind feeling at peace. “Earthing” is a great way to do this quickly. Place your bare feet on the ground and close your eyes and connect to the earth’s energy for several minutes. Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” in his groundbreaking book, Last Child in the Woods, which linked the lack of nature in today’s wired world to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Lack of nature affects adults the same way. Connecting to screens and not trees takes a toll on all of us – body, mind, and spirit. Why is it that nature comforts us which in turn reduces

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depression and increases health? There are many reasons but I believe the most important reason is that it connects us to ourselves – we are natural living creatures, just like the trees, birds, sky, animals around us. As Mary Oliver wrote in her poem “Wild Geese,” – “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -- over and over announcing your place in the family of things.” Nature is our family and communing with it is like coming home. This article is part of an ongoing series in which I discuss the “12 Ways to Ignite Your Life Daily” that are at the heart of my IGNITE YOUR LIFE! art project (see more about the project and the “12 Ways” here: www.IgniteYourOwnLife.com). Each month, I will explore one Way and I will also suggest a site in Houston to visit that I love and that connects to the concept. I believe in not only understanding these 12 ways and words in your head and in your soul, but also experiencing them first-hand. For April, my focus is Way #4: “Commune with nature. (commune)” and the Houston venue I suggest that you visit is the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center (www.HoustonArboretum. org), which is a 155-acre nature sanctuary adjacent to Memorial Park with a beautiful new entrance at 183 W. Loop South. There are miles of trails and ponds and fields and it’s my favorite hideaway when I need to plug back into the earth. Sarah Gish is an igniter, a connector, an artist, a mother – and much more! See her work at www. GishCreative.com and contact her at sarah@ gishcreative.com and 713.492.1173. She produces a weekly blog highlighting unique cultural activities for adults and kids in Houston – GISH PICKS: CURATED CULTURE FOR KIDS & ADULTS (www.GishPicks. com) and an online searchable database, www.DayCampsHouston. com. Her IGNITE YOUR LIFE! art project (www.IgniteYourOwnLife.com) is a nonprofit organization and is anchored by a list of “12 Ways to Ignite Your Life Daily,” which are on the website. Sarah does private intuitive guidance sessions on Mondays at Body Mind & Soul; to schedule one, please call the store at 713.993.0550. She also leads “Second Saturday Labyrinth Walks” at the Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer (www.HinesCenter.org); check their website for more info and to register. See ad on page 15.

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INDIGENOUS WISDOM Elders Urge Us to Reimagine Life by Anita Sanchez

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This is a time for us all to become and remain united and steadfast, repairing the world from the misuse of power and greed. When we choose to stand in the circle of unity, there is strength. Each of us has an important part to play in the circle of life to sustain precious relationships among people, Earth and spirit for ourselves, our children and future generations.

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Power of Hope Hope springs from the choice to tap into an infinite energy source. It may not be understood by modern science, but indigenous wisdom keepers behold an inner certainty of something bigger than us all. When we open ourselves to hope, it is possible to release the pressure and desire to try to know something about everything, and instead free our imagination to create expansive possibilities. Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., is a transformational leadership consultant, speaker, coach and author of the new book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times, from which this was adapted. For videos and a song, visit FourSacredGifts.com.

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calendar of events NOTE: All Calendar events must be received via email by the 10th of the month prior to publication and adhere to our guidelines. Email Mike@NaturalAwakenings-Houston.com for guidelines and to submit entries. No phone calls or faxes, please.

SUNDAY APRIL 1ST

Bayou Bikers. 8:00am. Meet at Market Square Park for 25-40 mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston’s waterways. Market Square, 301 Milam, 77002. 713-845-1000 marketsquarepark.com Blessing Ceremony: Ancestral Memorial (Qing Ming) Ceremony. 9:30am-3:30pm. Free. CHUNG TAI ZEN Chan Monastery, 425 Blackberry Lane, Shepherd, 77371. zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-156

TUESDAY APRIL 3RD

Learning to Read the Akashic Records. (part 1) 9:30am-3pm. Do you have questions about your life purpose, your past lives and lessons you are carrying forward, karma in current relationships, your gifts and talents and more. The Akashic Records hold the answers to those questions. In this 2-day workshop you will learn to know yourself as you never did, your life’s lessons and purpose. Class size is limited. 10% Discount with Promo Code NA03. To register go to HintsOfYou.com 281-543-3963

WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH

Learning to Read the Akashic Records. (part 2) 9:30am-3pm. Do you have questions about your life purpose, your past lives and lessons you are carrying forward, karma in current relationships, your gifts and talents and more. The Akashic Records hold the answers to those questions. In this 2-day workshop you will learn to know yourself as you never did, your life’s lessons and purpose. Class size is limited. 10% Discount with Promo Code NA03. To register go to HintsOfYou.com 281-543-3963

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mark your calendar Total Health Overhaul. 2pm-3:30pm. Time to say good bye to every day symptoms that are COMMON but NOR NORMAL. Like cravings, bloating, fatigue, digestive distress, mood swings, excess weight, chronic aches & pains, infertility, cycle irregularities, hormonal imbalances, mind fog, anxiety, depression, and poor sleep. Join Erin Thole and receive proactive/preventative science-based health & nutrition information, a folder filled with all the information covered in class, recipes, resources, and more... $65. Define Living 2515 Morse St, Houston, Texas 77019. https://www.facebook. com/events/201625403938307/

SATURDAY APRIL 7TH

mark your calendar YoUniverSoul Fest Community Yoga. 9-11am. yoga • music • art • bliss A conscious movement to awaken the soul of the city… FREE. Midtown Park 2811 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006. youniversoulfest.com Marva’s Holistic Fair. 10:00am-5:00pm. Psychics, tarot readers, palmists, healers, vendors of all sorts. Admission Free. LaQuinta Inn-Galleria on 610 West Loop North between San Felipe and Post Oak, 77027. psychicfairs.com 713-444-3581

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mark your calendar Spring Babies. Bring the kids and experience Wabash’s spring petting zoo with baby chicks, ducklings, goats and miniature horses. Free. Wabash Feed & Garden 4537 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018. (713) 863-8322 wabashfeed.com 2018 Nora’s Home “The Best is Yet to Come” Gala. 7:00pm. The event will benefit Nora’s Home facility and programs that provide care, education, and support for transplant patients and their families. Guests will enjoy a “supper club” evening with a live performance by Vegas entertainers, The Rat Pack. The evening will also include a private casino room, a live auction with curated luxury packages, dinner and dancing and a raffle. For information on how to purchase sponsorship benefits and opportunities or for information on the raffle, please call Natalie Raymer at 832-831-3721, email gala@ norashome.org or visit www.norashome.org. The Post Oak Hotel , 1600 West Loop South, 77027.

mark your calendar Finding Inner Peace through Meditation 7 p.m. Brother Bhumananda, a longtime monk of the Self-Realization Fellowship Order, founded by Sri Yogananda, will visit Houston to give a public lecture entitled “Finding Inner Peace through Meditation.” The public lecture will be held at Unity Church at 2929 Unity Drive, Houston, TX 77057. Admission is free. For more information about the free public lecture or about local SRF meditation and inspirational services, please call the Houston Center of SRF at (713) 263-7272, or, en Espanol (281) 704-4749; email info@srfhouston.org or visit srfhouston.org/

SUNDAY APRIL 8TH

New Life Blessing. 12:30pm. The New Life Blessing blesses parents and babies prior to the baby’s birth. It also blesses parents and adoptive children who are on their way to them. Scientific research is beginning to confirm what we have intuited all along- that the consciousness of the child precedes their physical birth. They are aware of us, of our energy, of our emotions, and of our love. Recognizing this awareness, we come together to bless these children with our love and attention. Families and friends are welcome. Unity of Houston Chapel, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. unityhouston.org/event/ new-life-blessing/

mark your calendar Universal Door Meditation Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration. 2:00pm-5:00pm. Founder and Awake teacher of Universal Door Meditation Center, Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien will be giving a special mind-opening Dharma talk along with student sharing, vegetarian banquet, and Zen songs and poems written by the Zen Master. To RSVP or donate, please call Universal Door at 281-565-9718. Entry tickets are $25, and $35 tickets include special gift packs. The event will be at 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77498. universaldoor.org


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“Letting It Fly” Concert . 7:30pm-9:30pm. $20. Innate Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, Westcott St., Ste 220, 77007. 713-521-2104, Contact: Tina Marie.

SATURDAY, MAY 5

mark your calendar YoUniverSoul Fest Community Yoga. 9-11am. yoga • music • art • bliss A conscious movement to awaken the soul of the city… FREE. Midtown Park 2811 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006. youniversoulfest.com “Clear Day” Wellness & Music Event. Innate Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, Westcott St., Ste 220, 77007. 713-521-2104 Contact: Tina Marie or Lauren for prices and more information. How to Plant & Care for Citrus Trees. Want to have fresh lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit from your own citrus trees? Join Dianne Norman and learn how. FREE. Wabash Feed & Garden 4537 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018. wabashfeed. com

mark your calendar YogaMass®. 5:00pm. A unique worship experience engaging and integrating all of our dimensions -- physical, psychological, and spiritual through the combined practice of yoga, breath work, meditation, and Holy Communion. Bring your mind, body, soul and mat. All levels are welcome. Chairs are available for those who wish to sit. Kindred Montrose, 2515 Waugh Dr., 77006. For more information, contact Grace at 832-667-8601, YogaMassAwakening@gmail. com or yogamass.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 6TH

Half-day Retreat. 9:00am-12:00pm. Chan/Zen Meditation Classes guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery. Free. CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston. org 281-568-1568

MONDAY, MAY 7TH

Waning Moon Meditation. 10:30am-11:30am. Experience crystal singing bowl sound meditation to heighten your consciousness, cleanse your auric field, and strengthen your crystalline structure. Raise your vibrational energy under the guidance of the moon to balance your chakras and restore your physical and astral body. $35. Yoga House Houston, 4001 Almeda, 77004. themagnitudeoflight.com 713-383-8526

THURSDAY, MAY 10TH

Sri Karunamayi Amma: Evening Discourse. 7:00pm. Renowned by millions worldwide, Sri Karunamayi Amma will be visiting the Houston area. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from her wisdom and receive divine blessings. Unity Church - Pyramid Hall, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. Contact houston@karunamayi.org or call 281.851.2195 for details or visit: facebook.com/KarunamayiHouston or www.karunamayi.org

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FRIDAY, MAY 11TH

Sri Karunamayi Amma: Individual Blessings. 11:00am- 4:00pm. Renowned by millions worldwide, Sri Karunamayi Amma will be visiting the Houston area. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from her wisdom and receive divine blessings. Admissions tickets offered on a first come basis, starting at 9am. Unity Church - Pyramid Hall, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. Contact houston@ karunamayi.org or call 281.851.2195 for details or visit: facebook.com/KarunamayiHouston or www. karunamayi.org. *saraswati diksha for students will be offered

SATURDAY, MAY 12TH

Sri Karunamayi Amma: Meditation Retreat. 8:30am. Renowned by millions worldwide, Sri Karunamayi Amma will be visiting the Houston area. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from her wisdom and receive divine blessings. Unity Church - Pyramid Hall, 2929 Unity Drive, 77057. Contact houston@karunamayi.org or call 281.851.2195 for details or visit: facebook.com/KarunamayiHouston or www.karunamayi.org

SUNDAY, MAY 13TH

Sri Karunamayi Amma: Homa with the Divine Mother on Mother’s Day. 9:00am. Renowned by millions worldwide, Sri Karunamayi Amma will be visiting the Houston area. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from her wisdom and receive divine blessings. Ashtalakshmi Temple, 10098 Synott Rd, Sugar Land, 77498. Contact houston@ karunamayi.org or call 281.851.2195 for details or visit: facebook.com/KarunamayiHouston or www. karunamayi.org Blessing Ceremony. 9:30am-3:30pm. Free. CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-156

SUNDAY, MAY 27TH

Meditation Workshop. 10:00am-12:00pm. Open to everyone - especially for beginners to meditation. The master will give a brief introduction to meditation and guide the participants to do meditation. Free, donations welcome. CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-1568

SUNDAY JULY 15-28

mark your calendar John of God Spiritual Journey. Join us for an Extraordinary Journey! Are you seeking a profound healing for Body, Mind and Spirit? We invite you to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime spiritual pilgrimage to visit John of God that will offer you opportunities for profound changes in your life ~ and to remember who you are, why you are here, and what your true purpose is. Space is limited. Contact Marti Crain at marti@ johnofgod-spiritualjourney.com 713-206-3985 for more information or to reserve your place.

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daily Houston Arboretum. 7am-7:30pm. Walk in nature. Learn about native plants and wildlife. Free. Houston Arboretum 4501 Woodway Dr., 77024. houstonarboretum.org St. Arnold Brewing Company - Brewery Tours. Mon.-Fri. Public Tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm – Sat. Tours at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm – no admission charge, food and beer a la carte prices. 2000 Lyons Ave, 77020. saintarnold.com 713-686-9494 Rothko Chapel. 10am-6pm (except during special events) The Rothko Chapel is an independent institution, a sacred place open to all people, every day. Free. Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon, 77006. 713-5249839 rothkochapel.org Waugh Bridge Bat Colony. Sunset. Every evening at sunset, more than 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from crevices found in the Waugh Drive Bridge. These creatures are nonmigratory and call the bayou home year-round. Free. Waugh Street at Allen Parkway 77019. houstontx.gov/parks/bats.html Healing Circles at St. Paul’s Houston. Healing Circles bring people together in the midst of difficult circumstances. Whether someone is experiencing grief, going through a divorce or raising a child with special needs, Healing Circles allow renewal to happen in community within a safe, accepting environment. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., 77004. For available groups, times, and more info visit www.stpaulshouston.org/healing-circles Addiction Recovery. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope. Groups meet at St. Paul’s on Sundays at 6 pm in S-109; Mondays at noon in S-109; and Wednesdays at noon in S-105. Additionally, a Spanish-speaking group meets on Sundays at 5 pm in A-101. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. 5501 Main St., 77004.

mark your calendar Yoga Class. Mon. - Sat. visit site for daily times. Yoga brings the practitioner into intimate relationship with their Self. Every teacher at The Hines Center provides the best class for the practitioners who arrive — helping students grow their practice regardless of experience, strength or flexibility. Sign-up at hinescenter.org/ class-schedule/ or drop-in before class. $15 per session, 10% discount for registering online, or unlimited movement classes $50 per month. The Hines Center, 500 Fannin St., Ste. 100, 77002.

monday Tai Chi at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. 9am–10am. Meet in the Activity Center/Gym. No special clothing or gear is necessary. Free and open to the public. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., 77004. www.stpaulshouston.org

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Hatha Yoga. 9:30am & 6:00pm. All levels welcomed. Bring Yoga mat, meditation pillow, water. Blankets, blocks & straps available if needed. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713-269-5165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459. Yoga on the Green. 11am-noon. Strengthen, relax and recharge. Presented in partnership with Texas Military Veterans Peer Network. Fitness Series presented by Sprouts Farmers Market. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com Pilates. 12:00pm-12:50pm. A gentle and gradual approach to Pilates training — for those looking to add variety to their fitness routine! Sign-up online at hinescenter.org/class-schedule or drop-in before class. $15 per session, 10% discount for registering online, or unlimited movement classes $50 per month. The Hines Center, 500 Fannin St., Ste. 100, 77002. Barre Class. 5:00pm-5:50pm. In Barre Class, we use a ballet barre for isometric strength training. The class uses elements from Yoga and Pilates to build strength, flexibility, alignment and balance - helping us keep a nice, toned physique. Sign-up online at hinescenter.org/class-schedule/ or dropin before class. $15 per session, 10% discount for registering online, or unlimited movement classes $50 per month. The Hines Center, 500 Fannin St., Ste. 100, 77002. Yoga Nidra. 5:30pm-6:30pm. An ancient, guided meditation that uses the biological patterns of sleep, taking you deep into the relaxation state for restoration, balance, and the body’s natural healing abilities to engage. Led by Gena Davis, certified in Amrit Yoga Nidra. $20. Held at the Houston Ayurveda Wellness Center, 3222 Mercer St., Houston 77027. For more information, please see GenaDavis.org. Beginners Yoga 7-8:30 pm. Discover your strengths and balances through a therapeutic approach to yoga alignment and mind/body integration. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, 5200 Fannin 77004. stanpolins@hal-pc.org. www.firstuu.org Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A fellowship of men and women recovering from alcoholism through mutual support and accountability. An open meeting called Calumet Friends meets on Mondays at 7 pm in J-203. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. 5501 Main St., 77004. Food Not Bombs. 8pm. Help provide free vegan meals for Houston’s homeless. Volunteer, donate or just come see what we do. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard 521 Lamar, 77002. houstonfoodnotbombs.org

tuesday Grace2Go. 7:00-8:30 am. On the go? Want a boost to the start of your day? Drive thru for free coffee, a breakfast bite, and a prayer if desired. All are welcome. Grace Episcopal Church, 4040 W. Bellfort, 77025. www.graceinhouston.org. Yoga at India House. 11:00-12:00am. Enjoy relaxing cardio work out at India House. Free. India House, 8888 West Bellfort, 77031. Go to the website, print out the form and email it to the address given. http://bit.ly/2kbWEst

Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend. 1:30pm-4:00pm. Visit Bayou Bend during opensketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own campstools. Admission to the gardens is $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and $5 for ages 10–18. Children 9 and younger are admitted free. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Dr., 77007. http://bit.ly/2cpTgLa Tom Turner Band. 5pm-7pm. Live music at The Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-2268563 www.lastconcert.com Power Yoga. 5:30pm. 60 minute yoga practice to develop upper and lower body strength, core work, flexibility, balance and agility. Stretches and asanas are held for a longer length of time with some Flow incorporated into the practice. The class maybe a challenge for the beginner but not impossible to manage. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713-2695165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459. T’ai Chi Ch’uan. 5:45pm-7:00pm. Intended for serious relaxation, this class concentrates on creating and moving Chi/Qi (vital force) through meditation while moving. Jon Naylor teaches the traditional Yang Style short form with martial arts references. Beginners are encouraged to arrive early. Free. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin Street, 77004. firstuu.org Circus Arts. 6-8pm. Circus Arts will consist of ground arts and acrobatics such as contortion/flexibility, Low Tight wire, Partner acrobatics, juggling and hand balancing. Circus Arts is taught by instructors from Cirque la Vie, a Houston Contemporary Circus company formed by Reyie Nal. Must be 13 and up for class. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com Sahaja Yoga-Meditation. 6:30-7:30pm. Come around and try our free weekly yoga-meditation classes. Simply turn up, and make yourself comfortable. Each session includes the basics and a practical guided meditation, so that you can start meditating at home straight away. Free. South Community Center. 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 77380. 832-433-2415. info@Houston-Meditation.org Yoga at Resurrection MCC. 7:00-8:00 pm. Get in touch with your mind, body, and spirit through Yoga! Connect with others in this non-competitive activity suitable for everyone. All body types and skill levels are welcome. Please bring a mat and towel. Extra mats are available for those new to Yoga. Free, donations accepted. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2015 West 11th Street, 77008. Yoga@ResurrectionMCC.org Oneness Blessing Meeting. 7:30-9pm. Our weekly meeting includes sharing, meditation, Oneness teachings, and the giving and receiving of the Oneness Blessing, also known as Deeksha. Connect with the Oneness Community to explore deeper experiences of Oneness, Divine Love and accelerated awakening. Child care is available, reservation required. $10 suggested Love Offering. Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Dr., 77057. 713-782-4050. unityhouston.org

Vegan World Radio. 8:00 pm. Hosted by VWR Collective. Telling the story of the vegan revolution that’s saving the animals, the planet and our health. KPFC: Community Radio 90.1 FM. kpft.org The Sidemen. 9pm-1am. Live music at The Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com

wednesday Tai Chi at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. 9am–10 am. Meet in the Activity Center/Gym. No special clothing or gear is necessary. Free and open to the public. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., 77004. www.stpaulshouston.org Yin Yoga. 9:30am. A perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Longer holds allow for deeper release. $20 drop-in. River Oaks Wellness Center, 2202 W. Alabama, 77098. Facilitator: Lin Weiss, Certified Yoga Therapist - 713-858-8595, linweiss@conscioushealingnow.com Hatha Yoga. 9:30am & 6:00pm. All levels welcomed. Bring Yoga mat, meditation pillow, water. Blankets, blocks & straps available if needed. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713-269-5165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459. Veterans Helping Veterans. 12pm–1:30pm. Facilitated by Gulf War veteran James Pride, this gathering is for veterans to come together to share their service experience and its impact on their lives. Veterans also exchange resources with each other and request support. Lunch is provided. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St., 77004. www.stpaulshouston.org/veterans Wednesday Oneness Blessing. 5:30-6:45pm. The Oneness Blessing, also known as Deeksha, is a hands-on, direct transfer of energy. Which can strengthen your relationship with your Divine, Spirit, God; however you relate to that. Bring freedom from your chattering mind. And can cause your Authentic You to shine and become present in the moment and experience fullness of life as it truly is. The more blessings you receive, the greater the benefit. Child care available, no reservation required. Love Offering. Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Dr, 77057. 713-782-4050. unityhouston.org Barre Class. 5:30pm-6:20pm. In Barre Class, we use a ballet barre for isometric strength training. The class uses elements from Yoga and Pilates to build strength, flexibility, alignment and balance - helping us keep a nice, toned physique. Sign-up online at hinescenter.org/class-schedule/ or dropin before class. $15 per session, 10% discount for registering online, or unlimited movement classes $50 per month. The Hines Center, 500 Fannin St., Ste. 100, 77002.

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Christian Meditation. 6:00-7:00pm. Experience meditation and contemplative prayer using ancient prayer practices of the early Christian communities. Explore and study contemporary and ancient texts of the contemplative way. All are welcome. Grace Episcopal Church, 4040 W. Bellfort, 77025. Parking is free and available at the Woodwind St. entrance. www.graceinhouston.org. Questions? info@graceinhouston.org or 832-667-8601.

Beginning Zen Meditation. 7:30-9:30pm. Feeling stressed? Want something to help you feel better? Try meditation with us. Free, registration required. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston. 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072. 281-568-1568. cthouston.org

Zumba on the Green. 6:30-7:30pm. ACE certified personal trainer, Oscar Sajche shows you how to make your workout a party! Come see why hundreds of Houstonians come out to the park to move it and lose it! Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com

Hellina Bucket Band 8:00 -10:00pm. Free dinner music. Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com

Urban Ride. 6:30pm. Be ready to roll at 6:30PM. The route is 20 miles. Riders should be comfortable keeping a pace of 18-20 mph. Helmet, front and back light, spare tube, and CO2 cartridges are required. Earphones are not allowed. Speed may vary depending on who shows. Safety comes first. Free. Urban Bicycle Gallery, 4814 Nett St., 77007. judy@urbanbicyclegallery.com Sahaja Yoga-Meditation. 6:30-7:30pm. Come around and try our free weekly yoga-meditation classes. Simply turn up, and make yourself comfortable. Each session includes the basics and a practical guided meditation so that you can start meditating at home straight away. Free. Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, 77339. 832-433-2415. info@Houston-Meditation.org Sahaja Yoga-Meditation. 6:30-8:00pm. Come around and try our free weekly yoga-meditation classes. Simply turn up, and make yourself comfortable. Each session includes the basics and a practical guided meditation, so that you can start meditating at home straight away. Free. University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, 77479. 832-433-2415. info@Houston-Meditation.org Blue Line Bike Ride. 7pm. We have multiple rides that leave from our Heights location on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Each ride has its own route and distinct pace, so come on out and decide which one works best for you and hop in! Free. Blue Line Bike Lab, 3302 White Oak Drive, 77007. 713-802-1707 www.bluelinebikelab.com/shop-rides People of Earth. 7:00 pm. Hosted by Jacquelyn Battise. A program created to provide Native American and non-Native people with timely news and information about culture, news and realities. KPFC: Community Radio 90.1 FM. kpft.org

Diamond Way Meditation. 7-7:45 pm. Free. Diamond Way Buddhist Center, 2217 W 34th Street, Suite D. 281. 77018. 281-436-6081. diamondway.org/houston/

Food Not Bombs. 8pm. Help provide free vegan meals for Houston’s homeless. Volunteer, donate or just come see what we do. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard 521 Lamar, 77002. houstonfoodnotbombs.org Pot Roast. 10:00pm-2am. Late night music outside under the stars. Cover charge. Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com Drum Circle at Midnight 12mn-2am $7.00 Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com

thursday Grace2Go. 7:00-8:30 am. On the go? Want a boost to the start of your day? Drive thru for free coffee, a breakfast bite, and a prayer if desired. All are welcome. Grace Episcopal Church, 4040 W. Bellfort, 77025. www.graceinhouston.org. Yoga Play. 10:00-11:20am. All body types are welcome in Yoga Play, a totally supportive practice as we bend, stretch and balance. Brain Gym, pranayama and asana practice with props provide the student with a deeper understanding of their own body. All ages are welcome and this is an excellent class for students with mobility issues, joint replacement, weight and recovery from long term illnesses. $15 cash or check only. A Healing Collective , 4231 Bellaire Blvd., Suite T, 77025. Molly Donovan 713-522-7588 Mollyd@houstonplaytherapy.com Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. 10am-9pm. If you have not spent time enjoying the art exhibits at MFAH, what are you waiting for? Free. MFAH, 1001 Bissonnet, 77005. 713-639-7300 mfah.org Yoga at India House. 11:00-12:00am. Enjoy relaxing cardio work out at India House. Free. India House, 8888 West Bellfort, 77031. Go to the website, print out the form and email it to the address given. http://bit.ly/2kbWEst Yoga Nidra. 11:00am-12:00pm. An ancient, guided meditation that uses the biological patterns of sleep, taking you deep into the relaxation state for restoration, balance, and the body’s natural healing abilities to engage. Led by Gena Davis, certified in Amrit Yoga Nidra. $20. Held at the Houston Ayurveda Wellness Center, 3222 Mercer St., Houston 77027. For more information, please see GenaDavis.org.

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Buffalo Soldiers Museum. 1-5pm. Buffalo Soldiers Museum is the only museum dedicated to preserving the legacy and honor of African American soldiers in the United States. Free. Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 3816 Caroline Street, 77004. Buffalosoldiersmuseum.com 713-942-8920.

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Houston Museum of Natural Science. 2-5pm. Roam the Serengeti, walk with dinosaurs and discover the world’s mineral wonders. Free. HMNS 5555 Hermann Park Drive 77030. hmns.org Free Family Thursdays at The Health Museum. 2:00pm-7:00pm. Free entry into The Health Museum to enjoy permanent and traveling exhibits (DeBakey Cell Lab requires a $3 fee) on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr., 77004. thehealthmuseum.org 713-521-1515 Children’s Museum of Houston. 5-8pm. Enjoy all the interactive exhibits at the museum with your children. Free. Children’s Museum, 1500 Binz, 77004. 713-522-1138 cmhouston.org Shorin Ryu Karate. 6:00pm. Join us for Traditional Okinawan Karate. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713-269-5165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459. Parkour. 6:30-8pm. Experienced, certified coaches from Urban Movement utilize a unique, deconstructed approach to teaching running, jumping, climbing, crawling, balancing, vaulting, and fluidly moving through any environment… turning “working out” into “play”. Class will meet on the Hess Deck, participants must arrive by 6:45pm. For ages 12+. Under 18 must have parental consent. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com Meditation Class: Discovering the Awake Within. 7-9pm. Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien closely guides and interacts with students to realize Awake Mind is already within, they have the capacity to Wake Up, and how to apply meditation. This class provides a stable foundation for those who are ready to move to the next level, go deeper in their meditation practice, and touch with the Awake within. Suggested donation $50/month. Pre-registration required. Universal Door Meditation Center, 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, 77498. universaldoor.org. 281-565-9718 Meditation Service at Self-Realization Fellowship. 7:30-9:30pm Learn and practice the meditative techniques of Paramahansa Yogananda. FREE. Self-Realization Fellowship 3425 Golf Dr, Houston, TX 77018. srfhouston.org

friday HIIT/Yoga. 5:30pm. Join us for 30 minutes High Intensity Interval Training/30 minutes Hatha Yoga. All levels welcomed. All classes are by appointment only - space is limited. Private sessions available upon request. Please visit yogamixstudio.com or call 713-269-5165 to register. YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459. Houston International Folk Dancers. 7:30-10pm. Houston International Folk Dancers is a recreational folk dance group that celebrates ethnic dances from around the world: Eastern and Western Europe, Middle East and Mediterranean, and the Americas. You will delight in the diverse rhythms, melodies and unique dance styles of cultures from over 30 countries. Experienced folk dancers are always ready to help beginners. Singles welcome. Dress comfortably. Admission is $5. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, 5200 Fannin, 77004. Additional info at www.folkdancers.org


Food Not Bombs. 8pm. Help provide free vegan meals for Houston’s homeless. Volunteer, donate or just come see what we do. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard, 521 Lamar, 77002. houstonfoodnotbombs.org Dinner Music with Jimmy Deen. 6-8pm. Cover charge. Last Concert Cafe 1403 Nance St. 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com

saturday Yoga for the Body and Mind. 8-9:30 am. Yoga classes based on the teachings of Swami Ramdev ji including asanas, pranayama and meditation. Free. Arya Samaj Greater Houston Center 14375 Shiller Rd. 77082. 281-242-5000 aryasamajhouston.org. Therapeutic Hatha Yoga. 9:30am. Hatha Yoga addresses the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular & endocrine systems of the human body, focusing on heart & hip openers, twists, pose alignment, the energetic subtle bodies, and meditation. Increase strength, stamina, vitality & peace of mind. $20 drop-in. Houston Ayurveda Center, 3222 Mercer St., 77027. Facilitator: Lin Weiss, Certified Yoga Therapist - 713-858-8595 linweiss@ conscioushealingnow.com Beginning Zen Meditation. 10am-12n. Feeling stressed? Want something to help you feel better? Try meditation with us. Free, registration required. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072. 281-568-1568. cthouston.org Children’s Zen Meditation. 10am-12n. Open to children ages 4-12. Parents must be present and participate. Free, registration required. Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072. 281-568-1568. cthouston.org Yoga at India House. 10:00-11:00am. Enjoy relaxing cardio work out at India House. Free. India House, 8888 West Bellfort, 77031. Go to the website, print out the form and email it to the address given. http://bit.ly/2kbWEst Young Writers Workshop. 10:30am-11:30am. Kids learn to express their thoughts an develop language skills. Presented by Houston Public Library/ HPL Express and Discovery Green. Houston’s only free and open writing workshop for kids conducted by Writers In The Schools. Limited to 25 students, first come first serve. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com For more information please call 832-393-1375. Recycling Saturdays. 11:00am-2:00pm. The City of Houston provides a recycling station for plastic and now - thanks to I Recycle Glass, you can also bring your glass each week to be recycled. Please bring paper and plastic recyclables separately from glass. Please note: Recycling container is provided by the City of Houston Solid Waste Management. The schedule can be subject to change, but park staff will accept your recycling in the park office during the hours of 10am-2pm regardless of whether the container is on site. Recycling can be affected by street closures. Check discoverygreen.com each week for schedule updates. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com

T’ai Chi Ch’uan. 10:30am-12:00pm. Intended for serious relaxation, this class concentrates on creating and moving Chi/Qi (vital force) through meditation while moving. Jon Naylor teaches the traditional Yang Style short form with martial arts references. Beginners are encouraged to arrive early. Free. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin Street, 77004. firstuu.org STEM Saturdays. 12:30pm-1:30pm. Join us for a fun, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program for kids. Space is limited to 40 kids on a first come first serve basis. Parent/Guardian must accompany child/ children during all activities. No child drop offs. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com

sunday Yoga for the Body and Mind. 8-9:30 am. Yoga classes based on the teachings of Swami Ramdev ji including asanas, pranayama and meditation. Free. Arya Samaj Greater Houston Center, 14375 Shiller Rd., 77082. 281-242-5000 aryasamajhouston.org. Sunday at Houston Zen Center. 8am-11am. We start with the practice of Morning Service. This is followed by meditation, then work practice, which involves mindful cleaning and straightening in the Meditation Hall and the Center’s grounds. Then a dharma talk, the teachings of Buddha. You are welcome to attend some or all of the Sunday program. Free. HOUSTON ZEN CENTER, 1605 Heights BLVD., 77008. 713-869-1952. houstonzen.org Sunday Oneness Blessing. After 9am and 11am services. The Oneness Blessing, also known as Deeksha, is a hands-on, direct transfer of energy. Which can strengthen your relationship with your Divine, Spirit, God; however you relate to that. Bring freedom from your chattering mind. And can cause your Authentic You to shine and become present in the moment and experience fullness of life as it truly is. The more blessings you receive, the greater the benefit. Child care available, no reservation required. Love Offering. Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Dr, 77057. 713-782-4050. Christian Meditation. 9:00am-9:30 am. Experience meditation and contemplative prayer using ancient prayer practices of the early Christian communities in preparation for receiving Holy Communion at the 10am worship service. All are welcome. Grace Episcopal Church, 4040 W. Bellfort, 77025. www.graceinhouston.org. Questions? info@graceinhouston.org or 832-667-8601. Free Yoga Lab! 9:00am-10:00am. Join us for this dedicated class for new teachers and teachers in training to practice their classes and express their awesomeness! Free. The Heights Medical Tower, 427 West 20th St., Suite 602, 77008. fourdragonsinstitute.com 713-322-9736 Sunday Celebrations at Creative Life Spiritual Center. 9:30am and 11:00am. Founding minister Jesse Jennings speaks on the basics of the Religious Science path. Love offering. Creative Life Spiritual Center, 5326 Spring-Stuebner Rd., Spring, 77389. Contact info@creativelife.org or visit creativelife. org

The Conversations with God Study Group. 9:30am-10:45am. Study materials provided, this ongoing gathering is facilitated by Dr. Obidike Kamau. Free. Carmel Temple, 1208 Pennsylvania,77587. carmeltemple.org Ordinary Life at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. 9:45am–11am. Meet in the Jones Building (Fondren Hall) for this class taught by Rev. Dr. Bill Kerley. Designed to help us increase in our awareness of and involvement with Sacred Mystery, to gain ever deeper understandings of our true identity, and to grow in compassion toward all others so that we can make a difference in the world. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street, 77004. www.stpaulshouston.org Sunday at Self-Realization Fellowship. 9:40am12noon. Paramahansa Yogananda’s how-to-live spiritual principles for adults and children. Energize. Meditate. Learn. Grow. FREE. Self-Realization Fellowship 3425 Golf Dr, Houston, TX 77018. srfhouston.org Sunday Service at Unity Spiritual Center of Greater Houston. 10:15-11:15am Experience joy-filled vibrations and high-energy spirituality in motion that is our Sunday service! With live music, singing, affirmative prayer, and dynamic sermons, this is a Sunday service that will feed your body, mind and heart. Now is the time to stoke your inner spark by sharing in the light everyone brings to our community. Unity Spiritual Center of Greater Houston, 13615 Kluge Road, Cypress, 77429. 281374-7085. unitynorthhouston.org Semanal Programa de Meditación 10am-1pm. Ciencia de la Espiritualidad es una organización global, no religiosa, sin fines de lucro, espiritual dedicado a la unidad del amor y de la paz. Nuestro grupo de meditación Houston ha estado activo durante más de 52 años y se reúne regularmente. Cada semana nuestro grupo se reúne para meditar juntos, reflexionar sobre las palabras de los grandes santos y místicos y pasar algún tiempo con otras personas que comparten el objetivo de llevar una vida espiritualmente enriquecida y satisfactoria. Gratis. Trini Mendenhall Sosa Center, 1414 Wirt Road 77055. houstonSOS.org 832-304-0767. Acoustic Jams. 10:30am. Easy listening music to brunch by. No cover charge. Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance St., 77002. 713-226-8563 www.lastconcert.com Ecstatic Dance Evolution.10:00am-1:00pm. Have fun dancing in your own way with a clean fun crowd! No prior experience needed, no steps to learn, no shoes necessary. Just bring your love of music to feel great in your body and get a wonderful workout! $15-$20. MATCH: Midtown Arts and Theatre Center, 3400 Main Street, 77002. Contact: Samadhi 281-748-8080 ecstaticdanceevolution.com Public Dharma talk with Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien. 11:00am-12:30pm. We welcome people of all cultures, religions, and backgrounds to attend the public Dharma talks with Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien, founder and Awake teacher of Universal Door Meditation Center, who guides everyone to Wake Up from illusion and realize the Awake within! Both English and Vietnamese languages will be offered with live translation through individual headsets. 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, 77498 (Free, donations welcome. Optional lunch follows.) www.universaldoor.org 281-565-9718

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*SPRING* Youth and Teen Program at Universal Door Meditation Center. 11:00am–12:30pm. For youth grades 1-12. Under the guidance of Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien, youth are introduced to the Awake Mind within, and through basic meditation as well as other activities and games, they learn how to return to it. Registration required, call for more details. Suggested donation $60/ month. Universal Door Meditation Center, 15202 Dora Lane, Sugar Land, 77498. universaldoor.org 281-565- 9718 Carmel Temple All Faith Service. 11:00am. Different guest speaker every week. Free. Carmel Temple, 1208 Pennsylvania, 77587. carmeltemple.org Dawn Mountain Sunday Meditation. 11am12noon. Join us for guided meditation suitable for everyone. Led by senior members of the Dawn Mountain community. Free. Dawn Mountain 2010 Naomi Street, Suite A, 77054. dawnmountain.org Sunday Discussion Circle. 11:30am-12:30pm. You are invited to join us for facilitated, fun, educational discussions on a variety of topics. We practice our UU values of keeping an open mind, listening respectfully, learning from differing perspectives, entertaining new ways of thinking about issues, following guidelines, and being welcoming. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. Rm 304, 77004. 713-526-5200 www.firstuu.org Centerpoint Body Mind and Spirit Expo. 1pm6pm. Angel oracle readings, psychic medium, tarot card readings, soul oracle readings, tea leaf astrology, astrology and past life readings, foot reflexology, energy healers, jewelry, crystals and more! Coffee, lemonade and nutritious snacks. Admission Free. Center Point (in the old Metaphysical Matrix building), 2727 Fondren Suite 5M, 77080. 713-932-7224 centerpointhouston.org Shift Happens! 1-4pm. Our vibrational “point of attraction” is the emotional WHY we keep repeating the same experiences. Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks shares 22 techniques geared toward shifting our emotional vibration which then changes our thoughts and point of attraction. Join Rhonda Lynn Toppel for 4 Sundays in April, starting on April 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 pm to explore these methods of real self-empowerment. $120. Creative Life Spiritual Center 5326 Spring Stuebner Road Spring, Tx 77389. Call Rhonda Toppel for more information or to reserve your spot. 424-400-4946 or 281-350-5157. Diamond Way Meditation. 5-5:45 pm. Free. Diamond Way Buddhist Center, 2217 W 34th Street, Suite D., 77018. 281-436-6081. diamondway.org/ houston/ Food Not Bombs. 7pm. Help provide free vegan meals for Houston’s homeless. Volunteer, donate, or just come see what we do. Free. Downtown Library Courtyard 521 Lamar, 77002 houstonfoodnotbombs.org Sunday Love Feast. 7:00pm. A free vegetarian meal for any and all. Free. ISKCON Temple 1320 West 34th Street, 77018. 713-686-4482 iskconhouston.org

farmers’ markets

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Canino Produce and Farmer’s Market. 6am8pm (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) Over 20,000 square feet of Texas produce. Canino Produce and Farmer’s Market 2520 Airline, Houston 77009. 713-862-4027 caninoproduce.com NuWaters Food Co-Op. 11am-7pm Mon-Sat. 1-5pm Sun. We are a retail food cooperative located in the area currently known as Midtown and historically known as the 3rd Ward. Our store is in the historic old Eldorado Ball Room building. We provide fresh food to a community recently identified as a food desert. NuWaters is a fresh twist on a very old idea. We are not recreating the wheel, we are dusting off the wheel and using it again. We invite you to join us on this journey to community and food wholeness. NuWaters Food Co-Op 2320 Elgin, Houston 77004. http://bit.ly/2oOndKg

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Spring Branch Farmer’s Market. 2-6pm. Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, 1504 Wirt Road, Houston 77055. facebook.com/springbranchfarmersmarkethouston Rice University Farmer’s Market. 3:30pm6:30pm. Rice University, Entrance 13B off of Greenbriar Dr, 5600 Greenbriar, Houston 77005. farmersmarket.rice.edu/

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Central City Co-Op. 9am-6pm. Kindred Church, 2515 Waugh Dr., Houston 77006. centralcitycoop.com City Hall Farmer’s Market. 11am-1:30pm. City Hall. 901 Bagby Street, 77002. urbanharvest.org. Finca Tres Robles Farm Stand. 3pm-7pm. 257 North Greenwood, Houston 77011 smallplaces.org

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Westchase District Farmer’s Market. 3-7pm. 10503 Westheimer (at Rogerdale), Houston 77042. (1 block west of Beltway 8) westchasedistrictfarmersmarket.com Kingwood Farmer’s Market. 3-7pm. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood, 77339. facebook.com/kingwoodfarmersmarket

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Meyerland Farmer’s Market. 9am-1pm. 8601 Chimney Rock Rd., Houston 77096. Energy Corridor Farmer’s Market. 9am-1pm. 14710 Grisby Road, Houston 77079. Energycorridor.org/shopping-services/farmers-market

Whole Mother. 7:30 pm. Hosted by Pat Jones. A show that discusses the political and practical aspects of being a mother today. KPFC: Community Radio 90.1 FM. kpft.org

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Fulshear Farmer’s Market. 9am-1pm. 9035 Bois d’Arc Lane @ FM 1093, Fulshear 77441 foreverfulshear@gmail.com Sienna Community Farmer’s Market. 4th Sunday only. 1-5pm. 9600 Scanlan Trace, Sienna Plantation 77459. https://www.siennafarmersmarket.com/ Eastside Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market. 8am-12n. 3000 Richmond at Eastside, Houston 77098. urbanharvest.org The Farm Stand at Petrol Station. 9am-1pm. Petrol Station, 938 Wakefield Dr., Houston 77018. 713.957.2875 http://bit.ly/1oD6m8F The Woodlands Farmer’s Market at Grogan’s Mill. 8am-12n. 7 Switchbud Place, The Woodlands, 77380. grogansmillvillage.com Farmer’s Market on Grand Parkway. 8am12n. Church of the Holy Apostles, 1225 W. Grand Parkway, Katy, 77494. farmersmarketongrandparkway.com Heights Epicurean Farmer’s Market. 8:30am1:30pm. First Saturdays only. Grace UMC, 1245 Heights Blvd., Houston 77008. HeightsEpicurean.com Memorial Villages Farmers Market. 9am-1pm. First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn Rd., Houston 77024. http://bit.ly/1YfwDWD Farmer’s Market at Imperial. 9am-1pm. 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, 77498. Imperialfarmersmarket.com Tomball Farmer’s Market. 9am-1pm. 205 W. Main St. on the corner of Main Street (FM 2920) and Walnut Street in downtown Tomball, 77377. tomballfarmersmarket.org Conroe Saturday AM Farmers Market. 9am1pm. 135 N Main, Conroe, 77301 facebook.com/ ConroeSamM/

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East End Street Market. 10am-2pm. 2800 Navigation Blvd, Houston 77003. Eastendhouston.com/market Magnolia Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market. 11am-3pm. 1st , 3rd & 5th Sundays. Intersection of FM 1488 and FM 1774 in Magnolia, 77354. www.magnoliafarmersmarket.net Farmers Market at Bridgeland. 12:30-3:30pm. 2nd Sunday. 16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress 77433. farmersmarketatbridgeland.org


BIOENERGETICS EVERLASTING HEALTH & WELLNESS, LLC In the River Oaks Tower 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200 Houston, TX 77098 713-834-1113 everlastinghealthwellness.com

Suffering from chronic issues or want to improve your energy and performance on all levels, we offer several revolutionary, holistic methods that can help. We use the NES Provision Advanced Software, to examine your body-field to identify bio-energetic and bio-informational distortions. The MiHealth device may then be used to address energy blockages and alleviates symptoms immediately. We have nutritional screening and counseling, and offer quality supplements and NES Infoceuticals to meet your needs. We also offer Hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Check this month’s calendar listings for our grief group workshops and call today to schedule a consultation. See ad on page 10.

BIOLOGICAL DENISTRY MARILYN K. JONES, DDS Houston Dental Health Center 800 Bering Dr. Houston, TX 77057 713-785-7767 MarilynKJonesDDS.com

Natural Dentistry supports the body and the mind by finding the cause of dental problems. The dental examination includes noticing systemic and habitual influences. Setting the stage for the body to heal itself includes removing infection and toxins, correcting structure, and providing the best dental materials for you which will promote an outstanding environment for your overall health. Dentistry is my true love and as a true Biological Dentist, I combine modern technology, safe protection protocols, advanced knowledge of biological dentistry and medicine, and a patient-centric approach to enhance the wellness of all my patients. If you have dental issues or currently have silver amalgam fillings, call me today to schedule an appointment. See ad on page 12.

BOOKS THANK YOU, ME

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Were you ever teased as a child about how you looked? Have you struggled with a negative body image as an adult? The solution is the practice of gratitude. This delightfully written, whimsically illustrated book is a great read aloud together book for adults and children to turn negative body images into positive ones or to inoculate your child against the negative messages about their body they may hear while growing up. It is available through the thankyoumebook.com website. Enter Promo Code: BeWell and receive an exclusive Natural Awakenings 30% discount. Order your copy today!

community resource guide Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. To find out how you can be included in the Community Resource Guide email cindy@naturalawakeningsmag.com to request our media kit. THE POWER OF AWAKE by Thich Dieu Thien

Known internationally as a very inspiring teacher full of wisdom, clarity, and compassion, Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien easily engages people of all ages, cultures, religions, and backgrounds, and helps them to discover more about who they really are, transform all stress and conflict in daily life, and return to the Awake already within each person. Based on her own personal experience, she reminds readers that our goal is not just to recognize ego but to fully realize the source and nature of it, break the system of ego, and live truly happy and free in any situation. In Awake, ego doesn’t exist; in ego, Awake cannot appear.”You are not the voice in your head, or the emotions, or the stress... You are what can recognize the voice, the emotions, and the stress. You are Awake.” -- Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien. Available on Amazon.com

CHIROPRACTIC HEALTHPRO CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE 4101 Greenbriar Dr., Ste. 135, 77098 281-506-0105 9720 Cypresswood Dr., Ste. 130, 77070 281-809-0100 HealthProChiro.com

HealthPro is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. It is our commitment that we help our patients return to a natural state of health and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We achieve this by addressing the patient as a whole and not just a condition. We provide a variety of treatment options including adjustments, muscle therapy, acupuncture, nutritional support, and rehabilitation to name a few. Dr. Alayna Pagnani-Gendron focuses on woman’s health and pediatrics and has her Webster Technique Proficiency Certification and is completing her Pediatric Certification. Visit our website for more information or call to schedule an appointment.

BUSINESS COACH TINA MARIE ST.CYR CERTIFIED BUSINESS & LIFE COACH STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONIST 230 Westcott St. Suite 220B Houston, TX 77007 (888) 721-4204 TinaMarie.com

14 years in the business of helping business owners get out of their own way to create measurable, predictable, sustainable growth. Tina Marie’s system is taught through an easy 6 month program that immerses entrepreneurs in all they need to produce 10X growth in customers, revenue and brand visibility. The depth of her knowledge includes mindset coaching, marketing, prospecting, sales, finance, business development, product delivery and staffing. She has personally created over 10M in revenue for her own businesses and for her clients. We also teach how to be a BitCoin based business for those interested in the crypto-currency market. If you are looking for a strong, soul centered business coach who values your work life balance, call her for a Complimentary Consultation or go online to TinaMarie.com today. Fill out your own Business Growth Potential Assessment to see how much revenue you are leaving on the table and how many people need your services. Tina Marie holds 3 degrees, 4 certifications and a license in EpiPerformance. See ad on page 14.

DR. JACKIE ST.CYR, D.C. INNATE CHIROPRACTIC HEALING ARTS CENTER 230 Westcott St. Suite 220 Houston, Tx 77007 (713) 521-2104 n8chiro.com

23 years in practice serving our beloved Houston community. Houston’s home for Network Spinal Analysis / Light Touch Chiropractic. Dr. Jackie’s gentle NeuroStructural approach to health and healing incorporates “fullspine, whole-person” attention and is regarded as one of the world’s most advanced forms of chiropractic care sought after by world leaders, celebrities and beautiful people just like you. Dr. Jackie has received the highest level training in Network Care available. Our center offers regular classes, community events and complimentary consults. Transform your life today beyond your every expectation! FAMILIES WELCOME. Give us a call today! See ad on page 12.

CLOTHING THREDZ USA

5901 Hillcroft Street Suite B2 Houston, TX 77036 713-785-1600 ThredzUSA.com

THREDZ offers a wide selection of hand woven unstitched fabrics, ready to wear clothing for both men and women as well as formal wear. They provide simple, but timelessly cut pieces that have set the bar high as a prestigious fashion label. Whether you need a brand new outfit, or an entire wardrobe, their in-house stylists are more than happy to provide you with assistance to make you look your very best. Visit our website or come by our store, today!

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COACHING BLISSFUL QUESTS Positive change starts now! 832-628-4113 http://blissfulquests.com/

Are you ready to achieve your dreams and enjoy balance and success in every area of your life? Find out how, in just 12 weeks, you could be happier and more successful thanks to Heal Your Life® Coach Doyle Ward, who has already helped hundreds of people achieve their dreams! I offer both online and private one-on-one coaching. What are you waiting for? Take that first step toward happiness now! See ad on page 8.

JOYCE LONG’S WELLNESS NSTITUTE 1308 James Street Rosenberg, TX 77471 281-232-7336 JoyceLong.biz

Established 1989 Joyce hasn’t closed. Just relocated. Call to schedule any of the following services: massage therapies, lymphatic drainage massage and facials, reflexology, infra-red sauna, ion cleanse foot or hand baths, Chinese cupping or colon hydrotherapy (prescriptions only- yours or ours). By appointment only. Be well-Stay well. CALL TODAY!

ERIN THOLE, CNHP ErinThole.com

Thole.erin@gmail.com Get to the Root Cause of your Health Conditions. Erin has been working in the health and nutrition field for over 9 years specializing and working extensively with those suffering from: autoimmune, digestive, hormonal and inflammatory disorders. She works with each client’s unique biochemistry to determine what dietary, supplementation and lifestyle changes will work best for them as an individual. There is NO one-size-fits-all program. All appointments are conducted via phone! This makes it very easy and convenient to receive care from any location. If you want to reach your true health potential, email Erin today to schedule your FREE 45 minute initial phone consultation. See ad on page 21.

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VENUS HAIR DESIGN

361 West 19th Street, Houston, TX 77008 713-868-4725 venushairhouston.com

Venus Hair Design is a mustsee place on 19th Street in The Heights. Venus and her staff are proud to be able to provide their customers of any age with any style, from a trim to a Mohawk. She is a wizard at color. If you live in or are visiting The Heights be sure to drop by, say hi and check out her Art Car, the Venus Hairse and mention you saw her in Natural Awakenings magazine.

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HEALING COME & BE HEALED 713-302-1313

Rarely will you meet a person so genuinely loving and kind as Josephine. Her work is mental, emotional and spiritual healing for those who are in distress. A consultation with her involves honestly answering questions about your problem that helps her find the likely cause and the course of action you should take to find healing. She has been doing this healing work for years and does it by donation or love gift only so that she can make it available to all regardless of their financial circumstance. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. Call her today to find out if she can help you or to schedule a consultation. Se habla español!

HYPNOSIS CLAUDIA AUTRY, HYPNOTIST (by appointment only) 281-849-4610 cautry@gmail.com claudiaautry.com

We l c o m e t o y o u r transformation! Whether you are looking to change habits such as smoking or weight or looking to find better ways of relaxing and increasing the joy in your life, I can help you. In addition to hypnosis I have a variety of other modalities to help you, including reiki, ThetaHealing and customized essential oil blends and affirmations which can be combined or used individually. Together we form a partnership for your growth! Call today to book your appointment.


HYPERBARIC OXYGEN HBOT AMERICA 8180 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77054 832-986-5144 hbotamerica.com

HBOT America has reopened at a new location and provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy through the breathing in of 100% oxygen at a greater than normal pressure. HBOT is medically approved by the FDA for 14 uses such as wound healing, osteomyelitis, severe anemia, and more. Our Bio-Density machine, aids in increasing bone density by stimulating the body’s natural bone generation process. Bio-Density is a safe alternative to high impact activity and helps fight effects of Osteoporosis through four Isometric exercises. Our newest addition is our Inferred Sauna for detox, weight loss and pain relief, and our Compression Therapy devises. Call us today to schedule a session.

ION FOOT DETOX/ OXYGEN THERAPY HEAL WITH NATURAL HERBS

“The Hippest Little Place in Midtown” 3204 Emancipation Ave., Ste.102 A Houston, TX 77004 832-594-9306/ 281-227-0435/281-788-6494 Healwithnaturalherbs.com

Tired of suffering from muscle aches, chronic pain, inflammation, low energy, migraines, allgeries, bloating gas. Ion Foot Detox Special Saturday allinclusive $50 includes ion foot detox, massage chair, Oxygen Therapy. Call or book online. Saturday appointments only! Available for private parties on days other than Saturday. Call TODAY!

LABYRINTH MEDITATIONS SARAH GISH: LABYRINTH MEDITATIONS

I’ll come to you! 713-492-1173 Sarah@GishCreative.com Subscribe to get info: GishPicks.com

Meditation is well-known as a healing modality and labyrinths are one of the oldest forms of meditation. Sarah leads monthly “Second Saturday Labyrinth Walks” at the Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer downtown and each walk includes a tour of the Center, an introduction to labyrinths (including Houston area ones), and a reflective art activity. Sarah also has a portable labyrinth and can bring one to your group. See ad on page 15.

MASSAGE INFYNITE WELLNESS Healing Mobile Services Houston, TX 77057 832-356-5417 InfyniteWellness.com

Have you ever driven to get a massage and felt like by the time you drove back home through the Houston traffic that you needed another massage? Let us solve that problem. We come to you. We travel anywhere located in local Houston and surrounding areas. Infynite Wellness is a mobile healing service offering massage therapy and energy work. Get a FREE 30 minute Reiki session with your first massage. Promo Code: Natural Awakenings. Call today! See ad on page 5.

PHOENIX SCHOOL OF MASSAGE 6600 Harwin Drive Houston, TX 77036 713-974-5976 themassageschool.com

Reduce stress, relieve anxiety, muscle stress or pain. Get a massage! $35 an hour. Buy 4 massages get one free. That’s only $28 each. Call Today! See ad on page 18.

MEDICAL INTUITIVE INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES FOR NATURAL HEALING & WELLNESS

LIN WEISS MH, CYT Holistic Healer Medical/ Spiritual Intuitive - Master Teacher Houston, Texas 77025 713-858-8595 linweiss@earthlink.net conscioushealingnow.com

Through her WHOLE-istic approach, Lin weaves inspired wisdom with proven healing traditions for integrating mind/ body & soul. ALL NATURAL, ALL THE TIME, she specializes in Homeopathy; Bio-energetic Healing; Neuro-chemical Analysis/ Balance; Chakra Attunement; Nutrition Therapies; Orchid Essences; Zero Energy Balance & more. Addressing a wide range of symptoms, ie: Allergies; ADD/ADHD; OCD: Arthritis; Autistic Spectrum; Chronic Fatigue; Depression; Detoxification; Fibromyalgia; MS; Parkinsons: Trauma Release, etc. Classes: Intuitive Development and Psychology of the Chakras! Call Lin today to find out if she can help you.

MEDITATION CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON

Chan/Zen Meditation Classes Guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery. No fees. Donations are welcome. No prior experience required for beginners. 12129 Bellaire Blvd., Houston 77072 281-568-1568 • zen@cthouston.org CTHouston.org

Beginning Meditation: (A) Wed., 7:30–9:30pm. (B) Sat., 10am– noon. Classes begin the week of Apr. 29. Children Meditation: Sat 10am–noon - For children ages 4–12 and parents. Half-day Retreat: Sun., May 6, 9am-noon. Blessing Ceremony: Sun., Apr. 1, 9am-3:30pm (Shepherd, TX). Sun., May 13, 9am-3:30pm. Meditation Workshop: Sun., May 27, 10am-noon. Check the web site (event calendar) for the most current information. See ad on page 23.

ISHA FOUNDATION/ INNER ENGINEERING

Norris Conference Center – Westchase 9990 Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77042 ishafoundation.org/us/newsletter/centers/ houston/ houston@ishausa.org

The Isha Foundation is an international non-profit dedicated to human wellbeing. Founded by Sadhguru who is a yoga, mystic and a visionary, the Isha Foundation/Inner Engineering offers spirituality to every human being, to ensure that each individual can experience the deepest core of life within. The local Houston group sponsors monthly meditation, yoga and instructional meetings. Check their website for dates, times and locations.

THE MAGNITUDE OF LIGHT Houston, Texas 713-383-8526 themagnitudeoflight@gmail.com themagnitudeoflight.com

Join us for a relaxing crystal singing bowl sound meditation to heighten your consciousness, cleanse your auric field, and strengthen your crystalline structure. Raise your vibrational energy under the guidance of the moon to balance your chakras and restore your physical and astral body. We are also available for private individual/group sessions locally and online. Visit themagnitudeoflight. com to enrol and subscribe to our mailing list. Dates for Moon Meditations: 4/22 6:30-7:30pm, 4/29 6:30-7:30pm, & 5/7 10:30-11:30am.

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UNIVERSAL DOOR MEDITATION CENTER 15202 Dora Lane Sugar Land, TX 77498 281-565-9718 UniversalDoor.org

Awake Meditation is about Waking Up and breaking the system of ego, to live in Aw a k e n e d h a p p i n e s s always. Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien, guides students step by step how to return to their original Awake Mind in this lifetime. Imagine living with no stress, no fear, no anxieties, no worry, no conflicts, no blaming, no judging, no confusion. Wake Up to live truly happy, with clarity and purpose! For more information, call for a free orientation, tour, and sample practice of what Awake meditation can do for you! Thurs 7-9pm-- The Basics of Awake Meditation, Fri 7-10pm-- Advanced Meditation, Saturday (all day)-- Awake Volunteering, Sun 11:00am-12:30pm-- Dharma talk, Sun 11:00am12:30pm-- Youth and Teen Awake Program. See our ad on page 22.

NEW DECISION THERAPY WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS

12900 Queensberry Lane, Suite 201 Houston, TX 77079 281-794-5255 drnettie.net

If you or someone you care about is suffering from addictions, compulsive behavior patterns, unhealthy relationship patterns, anxiety, phobias, depression or f eelin g stuck N ew D ecisio n TherapyTM can help. NDT uses applied and behavioral kinesiology to identify emotional trauma which may be the root cause of the problem. Once the traumatic experience that caused the behavior has been identified, the negative impact on body and mind can be cleared. Call Dr. Nettie Ramsay, N.D. today to schedule your initial consultation.

DR. FISHER ROAD 2 WELLNESS

Dr. LaTronica Fisher, DNP, ANP, GNP, RN 4544 Post Oak Place Dr. STE #254 Houston, Texas 77027 DrFisherRoad2Wellness.com 713 520-8188

Say goodbye to hot flashes, night sweats, depression, PCOS, thyroid problems, low libido and more. There is a 100% natural way to restore your body’s hormone balance without using either synthetic prescription hormones or bio-identical hormones. Your body already knows how to produce the correct amount of hormones. It’s just a matter of stimulating it to do so. Call me today for your FREE consultation and be on your way to a younger body and a good night’s sleep.

NATURAL WATER FILTRATION & TREATMENT ACCENT NATURAL WATER Whole House Water Treatment 23206 I-45 North Spring, TX 77373 281-773-5441 AccentH20.com

DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S I N Y O U R WAT E R ? Houston has the 6th worst water in the country. Our system takes out chlorine, pesticides and more. Plus, we treat and condition the water to make it healthier for your family. More than a water softener, table top unit or RO alone. Healthy water from every faucet or shower. Member BBB-A+ rating since the 80’s. Don’t delay. Call Henry today! 281-773-5441

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ACTIVATE OZONE SAUNA THERAPY 2034-A W Gray St Suite 113 In the Phenix Suites- River Oaks Shopping Center Houston, TX 77019 713-294-8075 activateozone.com

Discover the amazing effects of ozone sauna therapy which helps to oxygenate your blood vessels and aids in relieving muscle soreness in athletes, pain due to arthritis, cancer treatment symptoms, and more. Ozone sauna therapy removes harmful toxins from the body while cleansing and refreshing it as well. We are dedicated to providing the best ozone sauna therapy in the Houston area and are open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm. Book your appointment online today. You will leave feeling more refreshed than ever before! See ad on page 23.

OPTICIAN FACTORY EYEGLASS OUTLET

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7921 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024 713-468-5665 factoryfineeyewear.com

Do you need new eyeglasses? Whether you are looking for premium or generic eye ware, Alex Atuesta at Factory Eyeglass Outlet has something for you. They feature both premium Zeise lenses cut in house and generic lenses starting at $99 along with a wide selection of the latest frames. Alex and his staff also do eyeglass repair and offer lifetime adjustments for their customers. Experience their friendly, professional one on one service the next time you need new eyeglasses or need your eyeglasses repaired. Factory Eyeglass Outlet accepts most insurance plans.

ORGANIC RESORT & SPA DEER LAKE LODGE AND SPA 10500 Deer Lake Lode Rd. Montgomery Tx 77316 936-647-1383 DeerLakeLodge.com

Can’t lose weight? Feeling Sluggish? Don’t have the energy you used to have? Let us help undo the damage from over-consumption and poor food choices. Our program of fasting, juicing, cleansing and colonics is designed to energize, strengthen and enlighten. All natural, organic, resort and spa. Immerse yourself in personal attention from our staff while indulging in our many body-pampering and beautifying spa treatments. Call of visit our website to book your stay today! See ad on page 2.

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PAIN RELIEF AUNT ALBERTA’S REMEDY

Homeopathic Pain Relief Cream 973-715-9097 info@AlbertasPainRelief.com albertaspainrelief.com

Need Relief from Arthritis? Try Aunt Alberta’s Remedy to ease muscular aches and joint pain. Her Remedy is a homeopathic pain relief cream that penetrates deep into the skin and muscle tissues. Get beneficial relief from sciatica, fibromyalgia, arthritis, neuralgia, gout, and more. All-natural ingredients! Do you want to feel a real difference from the nagging aches of arthritis? Feel less pain & have more range of motion? Use Aunt Alberta’s Pain Relief Cream! Get relief today! Great buy, get a 4oz jar for $15! Visit our website for other options and to see what people say about Aunt Alberta’s Remedy, and purchase some TODAY!

PERSONAL COACH ENLIGHTENED SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS TAROT AND PERSONAL CONSULTING 713-782-8087 enlightenedspiritualsolutions.com

Joelle is a professional Tarot reader who lives here in Houston and who has established clientele throughout the United States as well as abroad. She studied metaphysics for over 30 years and started card reading in 1985. She uses Tarot as well as other psychic gifts to help assist her clients in making better choices and live happier lives as a result. She will often offer coaching along with her Tarot readings, and is best in assisting with decision making and the resolving of pressing issues her clients may come to her for. She is available via phone or in office private consultations Tues-Sat. Visit her website for more information and call today to schedule an appointment.


REIKI TRAINING REIKI MASTER JULIA CARROLL, PH.D. SCHOOL of HEALING ARTS 713-822-7380 julia@juliacarroll1.com JuliaCarroll1.com

Julia was the first Reiki Master in the State of Texas, has written 5 healing books and has had university based Reiki research published. Her book, Nu-Reiki Onness, can be found on her website and is FREE. Contact Julia today to schedule an appointment to discuss enrolling in one of her Reiki certification courses.

SCHOOLS PHOENIX SCHOOL OF MASSAGE 6600 Harwin Drive Houston, TX 77036 713-974-5976 themassageschool.com

BEGIN THE CAREER YOU WILL LOVE TO PUT YOUR HANDS TO! As a Licensed Massage Therapist you can enjoy life as you work at a spa, wellness center, doctor’s office, or even begin your own practice. Begin today, the career that will change your life! Please see our display ad on page 18.

SPIRITUALITY GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4040 West Bellfort Street Houston, TX 77025 713-666-1408 GraceInHouston.org

We are a welcoming Christian community sharing our spiritual journeys through worship, fellowship and outreach. Grounded in both Episcopal worship and ancient practices, we are faithful to the rich traditions of our church while also open to creative expressions of our faith in worship and ministries. Come and be with us for any or all of our many programs and services.

HOUSTON AREA EKANKAR CENTER 11231 Richmond Ave., D-106 Houston, TX 77082 281-759-1130 eckankar-texas.org/site/centers/houston/

The Path of Spiritual Freedom redefines the experience of religion. It offers an individual the spiritual tools needed to walk one’s own journey home to God. You are warmly invited to join us in our ECK Light and Sound Services, book discussions, spiritual discussions, roundtable forums, community HU Songs, and video presentations of our spiritual leader’s talks. Please check our events listings and feel free to drop in. Pick up a free book, browse our library, watch a video, or listen to some uplifting music.See ad on page 9

UNITY OF HOUSTON

WELLNESS COACHING

2919 Unity Drive Houston TX 77057 713-782-4050 Unityhouston.org

THE CENTER FOR INTENTIONAL HEALING

UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER OF GREATER HOUSTON

Do you ever forget to take care of yourself? I know. You’re busy, and finding the time to take proper care of yourself can be hard. But if you don’t, it won’t be long before you’re battered from exhaustion and operating in a mental fog where it’s hard to care about anything or anyone. Wellness coaching is an empowering and effective way for people to actively engage in their own self-care by collaborating with a professional coach. The Center for Intentional Healing is now offering a holiday special! Sign up today for a coaching package (value $400) for ONLY $295, and self-care sessions (value $100) for ONLY $75. Visit our website today for more information or to book an appointment.

Unity of Houston offers positive, practical teachings that support spiritual evolution and abundant living. The Unity movement is open and welcoming of all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability or sexual orientation. We take an extremely positive approach to life, emphasizing our Oneness in God and the goodness in people and all of life. We believe…”Life is meant to be good!” Come and discover it for yourself!

Our new home. 13615 Kluge Road Cypress, Texas 77429 281-374-7085 unityspiritualcenterhouston.org

Ours is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus - as well as other master teachers and the power of prayer. Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth. Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world. Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of family life. All are welcome. Unity creates an affirming environment that fosters positive self-image, personal responsibility and unconditional love and acceptance. If you want to know God and to experience God at work in your life, join us on Sundays! You’ll discover a warm, caring community of ordinary people living extraordinary lives.

THERMOGRAPHY THERMAL IMAGING SERVICES

Angel Marlow, CNHP, CAHC, CCT 24550 Kingsland Blvd. Katy, TX 77494 713-621-4406 angel@thermalimagingtexas.com ThermalImaingTexas.com

No Compression, No Radiation, Painless. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging or Thermography, creates images that illustrate heat patterns in the body. The thermal images are analyzed for abnormalities that may be signs of disease in the body. Thermography can be conducted onsite at your business through Thermal Imaging Services for Corporate Wellness. Locations in: Houston, Humble, Tomball, Katy, Beaumont, The Woodlands, and Tyler. Call for current schedule and to make an appointment. See ad on page 6.

Shannon McLain, MS 1728 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX 77005 262-470-8944 thecenterforintentionalhealing.com

YOGA YOGA FOR MENTAL & PHYSICAL HAPPINESS

FACILITATED BY LIN WEISS, CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST INTEGRATIVE HATHA YOGA Wednesday 9:30am Yin Yoga for Deep Tissue Release Saturdays 9:30am Theraputic Hatha Yoga Houston Ayurveda Center 3222 Mercer Street Houston, TX 77027 713-858-8595 linweiss@earthlink.net conscioushealingnow.com

Lin Weiss is the founder/owner of Yoga for Mental & Physical Happiness. Her passion for yoga is evidenced by her warm & personable teaching style. Small classes afford individual instruction for students of any level, making progress attainable & real. Lin loves helping students use yoga to find balance & overcome limitations. Her classes are at the same time energizing, & relaxing, as she focuses on creating a supportive & joyful environment for her students. Private sessions available by appt. Call today!

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