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Welcome to this special edition of the...

Natural Living Directory

Throughout the year Natural Awakenings strives to bring you the latest information and resources available for natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living and creative expression. In order to serve you even better, we offer this special, convenient directory to keep at your fingertips all year long as a handy reference when searching for the things you need to live a healthier, more balanced life.

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DIRECTORY INDEX Active Release TechniqueÂŽ (art) Soft Tissue Treatment

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Acupuncture 6 Alternative Health Practitioner 8 Alternative Therapies 8 Anti-aging 8 Athletic Performance 8 Ayurveda 9 Bodywork 9 Breast Health 9 Building / Construction 10 Childbirth Education 10 Chiropractic 10 Coffee Shop / Fair Trade 1 1 Colon Hydrotherapy 12 Counseling / Psychotherapy 12 EMF Radiation Protection 13 Energy Healing 13 Essential Oils 13 Fair Trade 14 Fitness 14 Hakomi Therapy 15 Healing In America 15 Healing Services 16 Health Food Stores 16 Health / Wellness Center 16 Health / Wellness Products 17 Herbs 18 Homeopathy 18

Human Rights/social Justice 18 Hypnobirthing 18 Hypnotherapy 19 Instruction / Classes 20 Ionic Foot Detox 21 Life Coach 21 LGBTQIA Counseling 21 Massage Therapy 22 Medical Infrared Imaging 23 Midwifery 23 Musical Meditation 23 Natural Health Education 24 Naturopathic Doctor 24 Naturopathic Medicine 25 Past Life Regression 25 Personal Fitness Training 25 Qigong 26 Reiki 26 Salon Services 27 Schools/Education 27 Skin Care 28 Somatic Therapy 28 Spiritual Community 29 Stress Relief 29 Tea 29 Thermography 29 Weight Loss 30 Yoga 30 Yoga Therapy 30

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ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE® (ART) SOFT TISSUE TREATMENT DYNAMIC FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Ronda VanderWall 4072 Chicago Drive, Grandville 616-531-6050 DynamicChiro.com

Soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis and knee problems are just a few of the many conditions ART can resolve.

ACUPUNCTURE ALTERNATIVE CARE SOLUTION Raymond Wan 3790 28th St. SW, Ste. B, Grandville 616-419-6924 AltCareSolution@gmail.com

Raymond Wan is a Certified Medical Acupuncture Practitioner, Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Counselor. For more information, visit AltCareSolution.com.

GRAND WELLNESS

Vikki Nestico, R.Ac. Located at Renewal Skin Spa 6080 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids 616-940-1177 GrandWellness.net Grand Wellness uses the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine to provide holistic healing and natural pain relief. Call to schedule a free consultation to discuss how acupuncture may be an effective treatment for you.

Annual Natural Living Directory Glossary Active Release Techniques (ART)

A patented, state of the art soft tissue system/ movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

Acupuncture

An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) which is channeled in a continuous flow throughout the body via a network of “meridians”. Disease is understood as an imbalance in the meridian system. Diagnosis of an imbalance is made by “reading” the pulse, face, tongue and body energy. To correct it, a practitioner inserts acupuncture needles at specific points along the meridians to stimulate or disperse the flow of life force. Acupuncture principles include the yin and yang polarities and the associations of the five elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood with bodily organs.

Air Purification

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The process of reducing contaminants in the air. Air purifiers are either passive (waiting for particulates to come to the device) or proactive (sending out the solution to the


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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH PRACTITIONER THE HEALING CENTER

Bob Huttinga PA-C 332 S. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview 989-352-6500 TheHealingCenterOfLakeview@gmail.com TheHealingCenterOfLakeview.com Bob, a Certified Physician Assistant since 1976, specializes in Traditional as well as Naturopathic and Homeopathic care. We use homeopathy, herbs, oils, Bach Flower remedies, bio-identical hormones as well as prescriptions. We accept most insurance.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES HYPNOSIS WORKS

Jeanie Friedland, MSW, PSYD Certified Hypnotherapist 616-558-0252 FriedlandHypnotherapy.com Smoking Cessation, Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss, Stress Management, Fears/ Phobias, Depression/Anxiety, Grief, Confidence, Public Speaking, Pain Control, Hypertension, Addictions, Catastrophic Illness, HypnoBirthing, Spiritual Healing and much more. Enjoy the gift of well-being!

ANTI-AGING ASEA, RENU 28 & RENU ADVANCED

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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE ASEA, RENU 28 & RENU ADVANCED

Jacque Jennings Carter, Independent Associate 269-353-4000 Jacque@advancinglives.biz AdvancingLives.TeamASEA.com

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(continued) pollution). Filter-based purification traps airborne particles. UV lamps sterilize air that passes by the lamp via air currents or forced air. Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) in-duct units are mounted in a forced-air HVAC system. Ionizers generate electrically charged ions to attract airborne particulates. Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) uses a combination of UVX light and ionization to remove airborne particulates and sterilize surfaces. Ozone generators are used as whole-house air cleaners to remove major smoke odors, musty smells and toxic mold.

Aromatherapy

An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety and a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled or added to a water bath. Often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology and chiropractic or other holistic treatments.

Ayurveda

The oldest medical system known to man and a comprehensive spiritual teaching practiced in India for 4,000 years. It focuses on achieving and maintaining perfect health via the balance of the elements air, fire and water (illness is considered an excess of any element). A patient’s body type, determined according to Ayurveda principles, is the basis for individualized dietary regimens and other preventive therapeutic interventions. Ayurveda prescriptions might include purification procedures for the restoration of biological rhythms; experience of expanded consciousness through meditation; nutritional counseling; stress reduction; enhancing neuromuscular conditions; and behavioral modification.

Ayurvedic Massage

One part of panchakarma, a traditional East Indian detoxification and rejuvenation program, in which the entire body is vigorously massaged with large amounts of warm oil and herbs to remove toxins. With the client’s permission, oil is also poured into the ears, between the eyebrows and applied to specific chakras, or body energy centers, in techniques known respectively as karna purana, shirodhara and marma chikitsa. These treatments, modified to meet the needs of the West, powerfully affect the mind and nervous


(continued) system—calming, balancing and bringing a heightened sense of awareness and deep inner peace. Ayurvedic massage techniques are grounded in an understanding of the primordial energies of the five elements— ether, air, fire, water and earth—and of the three basic types of energies, or constitutions, that are present in everyone and everything— vata, pitta and kapha. A knowledgeable therapist selects and customizes various ayurvedic massage techniques by selecting the rate and pressure of massage strokes and the proper oils and herbs. Learn more at AyurvedicMassage.com.

Bioenergetics plus Core Energetics A combination of physical and psychological techniques that identifies and frees areas of repressed physical and emotional trauma in the body. Deep breathing, various forms of massage and physical exercises release layers of chronic muscular tension and defensiveness, termed “body armor”. The unlocking of feelings creates the opportunity to better understand and integrate them with other aspects of oneself. Core Energetics is based on the principles of bioenergetics, but acknowledges spirituality as a key dimension of healing. Learn more at usabp.org.

Bodywork

Massage and the physical practices of yoga are perhaps the best-known types of bodywork; both have proven successful in relieving tension and stress, promoting blood flow, loosening stiff muscles and stimulating the organs. Massage therapies encompass countless techniques, including Swedish massage, shiatsu and Rolfing. The same is true for yoga. Other types of bodywork include martial arts practices like aikido, ki aikido and Tai chi chuan. Some others are the Alexander technique, Aston patterning, Bowen, Breema bodywork, Feldenkrais method, Hellerwork, polarity therapy, Rosen method, Rubenfeld synergy and Trager. Finding bodywork that improves mental and physical health is a highly individual process. Several types may be combined for the greatest benefit.

Chelation Therapy

A safe, painless, nonsurgical medical procedure that improves metabolic and circulatory function by removing undesirable

AYURVEDA BVI SCHOOL OF AYURVEDA

Ruth Small, Ph.S., Administrative Director 6363 N. 24th St., Kalamazoo 269-381-4946 Bvi.ayurveda.mi@gmail.com AyurvedaMichigan.org Level I Ayurveda Program Certificate Program, for healthcare professionals, wellness practitioners, yoga instructors, and health-conscious individuals, leading to a Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate. Professional Member of NAMA; State-Licensed School. Highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced faculty.

BODYWORK KEN PORTER CHT, LMT

3355 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Ste. 107, Grand Rapids 616-262-3848 BodyandSoulGR.com Offering two forms of somatic (bodycentered) therapy. Hakomi Therapy is an experiential, mindfulness-based path to deep self-acceptance, healing, and fulfillment. Massage Therapy is a touchand energy-centered path to physical healing and emotional balance.

BLACK TORTOISE QIGONG, LLC

Sally Austin 233 Fulton E, Suite 114B Grand Rapids 616-293-5768 – BlackTortoiseQigong.com BlackTortoiseQigong@gmail.com A practice of gentle dynamic movements that can be done lying, sitting or standing, built for you to use daily and promote your health and well-being. Promotes empowerment, wellness, spirit connection, awareness, confidence.

BREAST HEALTH ADVANCED THERMAL IMAGING OF WEST MICHIGAN Julie Bennett 616-724-6368 AdvancedThermalImagingllc.com

Thermography is a safe, tested, painless and effective procedure for breast cancer risk assessment, breast cancer prevention and early d e t e c t i o n a n d p o ssi b l e hormone imbalance. For more information, go to AdvancedThermalImagingllc.com.

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BUILDING / CONSTRUCTION WOOD & SAW

Andrew Gielczyk Licensed Builder 616-834-2480 WoodAndSaw.com Wood & Saw is focused on creating a sustainable high quality of life for our clients. Building simple, costeffective, energy-efficient, toxic-free homes and remodels that achieve the healthiest possible indoor air quality.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION FOCUSED ON WELLNESS Morgan Buck 800 Ellis Rd Norton Shores 231-268-0498 FocusedOnWell@gmail.com

Specializing in relaxation techniques for childbirth and The Virtual Gastric Band weight loss. Reiki sessions and classes, hypnosis, as well as amazing health and body care products.

CHIROPRACTIC DYNAMIC FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Ronda VanderWall 4072 Chicago Drive, Grandville 616-531-6050 DynamicChiro.com

Family owned and operated in the heart of downtown Grandville, Dynamic Family Chiropractic focuses on lifestyle improvements through living a maximized life. A safe and natural approach to health through the combination of exercise, nutrition, detoxification and chiropractic care.

THE GLEASON CENTER Dr. Dan Gleason 19084 North Fruitport Road Spring Lake, MI 49456 TheGleasonCenter.com 616-846-5410

An alternative, holistic approach combining chiropractic and kinesiology as well as the latest in metabolic and hormone testing. Using a variety of techniques, we work with our patients to determine the scope and duration of care that’s right for each individual.

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(continued) heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from the body. A series of intravenous injections of the synthetic amino acid EDTA are administered, usually in an osteopathic or medical doctor’s office. The EDTA blocks excessive free radical production, protecting tissues and organs from further damage. Over time, injections may halt the progress of the underlying condition that triggers the development of various degenerative conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and cancer.

Childbirth Preparation

Childbirth classes for expectant families help them be better prepared for natural childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting. They cover relaxation techniques, exercise, nutrition, anatomy, stages of the birthing process, birth positions, postpartum recovery, caring for and feeding the newborn, and consumer issues. Childbirth educators are certified by one or more organizations, having studied that organization’s specific birthing philosophy. Some focus on relaxation and pain-coping techniques. Some encourage women to recognize and use their innate abilities and intuition to birth. Hypnosis for childbirth is a method of childbirth preparation that uses hypnotic techniques, imagery and positive affirmations to create a calm, comfortable birth experience.

Chiropractic

Based on the premise that proper structural alignment permits free flow of nerve activity in the body. When spinal vertebrae are out of alignment, they put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves radiating from it, potentially leading to diminished function and illness. Misalignment can be caused by physical trauma, poor posture and stress. The chiropractor seeks to analyze and correct these misalignments through spinal manipulation or adjustment.

Colon Therapy

An internal bath that washes away old toxic waste accumulated along the walls of the colon. It is administered with pressurized water by a professional using special equipment. A colonic irrigation is the equivalent of approximately four to six enemas and cleans out matter that collects in the pockets and kinks of the colon. The treatment


(continued) is used as both a corrective process and for prevention of disease. Colonics are used for ailments such as constipation, psoriasis, acne, allergies, headaches and the common cold.

Counseling / Psychotherapy

These terms encompass a broad range of practitioners, from career counselors, who offer advice and information, to psychotherapists, who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. In addition to verbal counseling techniques, some holistic therapists may use bodywork, ritual, energy healing and other alternative modalities as part of their practice.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

The practitioner applies manual therapeutic procedures to remedy distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism—the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and interconnected membranes. Craniosacral work is based upon two major premises: the bones of the skull can be manipulated because they never completely fuse; and the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect pulse variations. CST, also referred to as cranial osteopathy, is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity.

Deep Tissue Bodywork

In this method, stretching and moving the connective tissue that envelops the muscles (fascia) works to lengthen and balance the body along its natural, vertical axis. Distortions of the connective tissue may be caused by internal reactions and complications due to accidents, emotional tensions or past unreleased traumas. The practitioner uses slow strokes, direct pressure or friction across the muscles via fingers, thumbs or elbows. Deep tissue massage works to detoxify tissue by helping to remove accumulated lactic acid and other waste products from the muscles. The therapy is used to ease or eliminate chronic muscular pain or inflammatory pain from arthritis, tendonitis and other ailments, and help with injury rehabilitation. Learn more at DeepBodywork.com.

NATURAL CHOICE CHIROPRACTIC AND MASSAGE THERAPY 5260 Kalamazoo Ave., SE Kentwood MI 49508 Phone:616.827.2350 naturalchoicechiro.com

Natural Choice Chiropractic offers the best in chiropractic, massage and acupuncture. Our care is safe, gentle and affordable, focusing on removing interferences from the body to allow healing and to restore proper function and performance.

LINDA SQUIRES, D.C., P.C.

3368 East Beltline Ct., Grand Rapids 800-987-1368 LindaSquiresDC@gmail.com LindaSquiresDC.com I am a non-force chiropractor who has practiced 30 years (25 years in the Boston area). I apply myofascial release and energy therapy techniques during treatment and empower patients with exercises to maintain their alignment. Located within Holistic Care Approach.

COFFEE SHOP / FAIR TRADE GLOBAL INFUSION

143 Diamond Ave. SE, Grand Rapids 616-776-9720 WeLoveChai.com Mon-Fri 9-7; Sat 9-5 An eclectic marketplace of fairly traded handcrafted gifts, decor, accessories and more. Offering coffee and chocolate, bulk loose leaf teas, herbs and provisions. Featuring an extensive tea and coffee bar.

JUST GOODS GIFTS AND CAFE’ 714 Columbus, Grand Haven 616-414-9111 justgoods@extendedgrace.org www.extendedgrace.org

Just Goods Gifts and Cafe’ is located within the Momentum Center for Social Engagement. Fair trade and social cause merchandise. Local baked goods and beverages. Open 9am to 6pm M-F and 10am to 2pm Sat. A creative space for community integration and the end of stigma.

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COLON HYDROTHERAPY HARMONY ’N HEALTH

Mary De Lange, CCT. LMT. 1003 Maryland Ave., NE, Grand Rapids 616-456-5033 HarmonyNHealth.net Certified therapist since 1991 offering colon therapy in a sterile and professional environment. Using a holistic approach colonics relieve constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloat, poor digestion, back pain, body odor and more.

TRICIA E. GOSLING

Holistic Energy Therapies 616-481-9074 HolisticEnergyTherapies.net Offering an advanced, client-centered dimension of colonics since 1996; gentle, safe and effective. Eliminate toxins and enhance well-being. Also offering Quantum Biofeedback sessions. I-ACT certified instructor.

COUNSELING / PSYCHOTHERAPY BONNIE CRIPE PHD, LMSW, ACSW Northland Counseling Center PLLC 18554 Northland Drive, Big Rapids 231-592-8090 office TheCentreBuilding.com

Providing holistic services through Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Regression Integration Therapy, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique. Various Workshops offered. Counseling specialties include Post Traumatic Stress, Survivor Abuse, Depression, Anxiety and Phobias, Relationship Counseling, Co-Dependency and Family issues.

DILSWORTH COUNSELING AND THERAPY SERVICES

Sue Dilsworth, Ph.D, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Locations in Allendale and Grand Rapids 616-307-1617 Sue@drdilsworth.hush.com HeartsJourneyWellness.com Dr. Sue Dilsworth is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Therapist practicing from a holistic health perspective. Sue specializes in anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress management, grief, chronic pain and LGBQIA+ issues. Treatment approached include Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness and EMDR. Most insurance accepted including Medicare and Medicaid.

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Eco-Friendly

Intended or perceived to have no harmful effect on the natural environment and its inhabitants.

Energy Healing

The art and practice of realigning and reattuning the body between the physical and the etheric and auric fields to assist in natural healing processes. Working directly with the energy field in and around the body, the practitioner is thought to channel and direct energy into the cells, tissues and organs of the patient’s body to effect healing on physical and nonphysical levels simultaneously. Sessions may or may not involve the physical laying on of hands.

Fair Trade

Fair trade includes sustainable, environmentally sound agricultural practices, just like green living, and focuses specifically on fair labor practices and fair prices for farmer’s crops across national borders.

Feng Shui

The ancient Chinese art of positioning objects according to the laws of Heaven (spiritual) and Earth (natural) to create a living and working environment that facilitates a harmonious and positive flow of energy to improve one’s life. Proper practice of feng shui is meant to create and maintain good health, wealth, relationships, creativity and more. Consultants can be an asset by assisting with proper placement of objects within personal and business spaces, either before or after the spaces are created.

Flower Remedies

Flower essences are recognized for their ability to improve well-being by eliminating negative emotions. In the 1930s, English physician Edward Bach concluded that negative emotions could lead to physical illness. His research also convinced him that flowers possessed healing properties that could be used to treat emotional problems. In the 1970s, Richard Katz completed Bach’s work and established the Flower Essence Society, which has registered some 100 essences from flowers in more than 50 countries.


Hakomi Therapy

Body-centered, experiential, transformational therapy. Clients are guided with mindfulness and loving presence into a deep understanding and healing of previously unconscious, detrimental patterns. Integrating scientific, psychological, and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy that is highly effective with a wide range of issues. The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism.

Healing in America

The Healing In America (HIA) method of energy therapy brings universal energy to the person, unblocking the flow of energy and allowing the clients own body to heal itself. It is the restoration of a sense of wholeness - a balancing of the mind/body/spirit connection. Started in Britain in 1954 by internationally known healer Harry Edwards, this evidence-based method of energy therapy is now available in Michigan by certified HIA practitioners who are trained using the highest standards of ethical and professional practice. HIA’s vision is to act as a catalyst to help integrate complementary therapies into mainstream healthcare, in line with practices in Europe, working alongside the medical community.

Herbal Medicine

This oldest form of medicine uses natural plants in a wide variety of forms for their therapeutic value. Herbs produce and contain various chemical substances that act upon the body to strengthen its natural functions without the negative side effects of synthetic drugs. They may be taken internally or applied externally via teas, tinctures, extracts, oils, ointments, compresses and poultices.

Homeopathy

A therapy that uses small doses of specially prepared plants and minerals to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and healing processes in order to cure illness.

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Ama-Deus individual sessions for balancing and prevention, as well as group classes are being offered. Ama-Deus is a method that taps into Love to support your healing path.

HEALING IN AMERICA

Laurie DeDecker, RN, MHIA, Practitioner & Trainer 269-908-1016 Laurie@HealingInAmerica-Midwest.com HealingInAmerica-Midwest.com/michigan-classes The Healing in America method of energy therapy brings balance and harmony to body, mind and spirit. The natural, noninvasive, holistic approach brings about self-healing, well-being and peace. Contact me today for individual sessions and workshops.

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MOONDROP HERBALS, LLC

Cottage of Natural Elements 351 Cummings, NW Grand Rapids 616-735-1285 • MoondropHerbals.com

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Your local source for all things natural and botanical. Essential oils, bulk herbs, tea, hand-crafted bath and body products, raw ingredients, containers, local artwork, unique gifts. Practitioner discounts. Space rental and artisan consignment.

Homeopathy, taken from the Greek words homeos, meaning “similar”, and pathos, meaning “suffering”, employs the concept that “like cures like”. A remedy is individually chosen for a person based on its capacity to cause, if given in an overdose, physical and psychological symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing.

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FAIR TRADE GLOBAL INFUSION

143 Diamond Ave. SE, Grand Rapids 616-776-9720 WeLoveChai.com Mon-Fri 9-7; Sat 9-5 An eclectic marketplace of fairly traded handcrafted gifts, decor, accessories and more. Offering coffee and chocolate, bulk loose leaf teas, herbs and provisions. Featuring an extensive tea and coffee bar.

FITNESS ECOTREK FITNESS

Series all over West Michigan 616-291-2851 Cari@EcoTrekFitness.com EcoTrekFitness.com EcoTrek = unique group workouts, all outdoors, in all kinds of weather, for all fitness levels! The sessions integrate strength training, cardio & flexibility all in one 75-minute workout – find all details online!

A range of hypnosis techniques that allow practitioners to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The altered state that occurs under hypnosis has been compared to a state of deep meditation or transcendence, in which the innate recuperative abilities of the psyche are allowed to flow more freely. The subject can achieve greater clarity regarding his or her own wants and needs, explore other events or periods of life that require resolution, or generally develop a more positive attitude. Often used to help people lose weight or stop smoking, it is also used in the treatment of phobias, stress and as an adjunct to the treatment of illnesses.

Integrative Medicine

This holistic approach combines conventional Western medicine with complementary alternative treatments, in order to simultaneously treat mind, body and spirit. Geared to the promotion of health and the prevention of illness, it neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies, without serious evaluation.

Intuitive Arts

A general term for various methods of divination, such as numerology, psychic reading, and tarot reading. Individuals may consult practitioners to seek information about the future or insights into personal concerns or their personality. Numerology emphasizes the significance of numbers derived from the spelling of names, birth dates and other significant references; psychics may claim various abilities, from finding lost objects and persons to communicating with the spirits of the dead; tarot readers interpret a deck of cards containing archetypal symbols.

Ionic Foot Detox

This machine is a modern energy therapy device that balances the body’s natural energy system. By introducing a high level of negative

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(continued) ions into the water of a foot bath, the feet, utilizing principles of reflexology and the science of ionization and osmosis, create a positive cellular environment and enable the body’s natural detoxification processes to function at their peak.

Life Coach

A professional who helps clients identify their personal and/or professional goals and designs a plan or institute techniques for achieving them. The life coach works with clients to recognize and overcome any obstacles that may interfere with achievement of those goals.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

This gentle, non-invasive, rhythmical, wholebody massage aims to stimulate the lymphatic system to release excess fluid from loose connective tissues, thus helping to remove toxins. Lymph glands are part of the body’s defense against infection; blockage or damage within the system may lead to conditions such as edema, acne, inflammation, arthritis and sinusitis. By stimulating one of the body’s natural cleansing systems, it supports tissue health. It’s also been effective in assuaging lymphedema following mastectomy surgery. Learn more at VodderSchool.com and LymphNet.org.

Massage Therapy

At its most basic, this ancient hands-on therapy involves rubbing or kneading the body to encourage relaxation, healing and well-being. Benefits also include increased circulation and detoxification and reduced physical and emotional stress. More than 100 methods of massage are available. Massage offers proven benefits to meet a variety of physical challenges and may also be a useful preventive therapy. Learn more at AMTAMassage.org.

Meditation

The intentional directing of attention to one’s inner self. Methods and practices to achieve a meditative state are based upon various principles using the body or mind and may employ control or letting-go mechanisms. Techniques include the use of imagery, mantras and observation, and the control of breathing. Research has shown that regular meditation can contribute to psychological and physiological well-being. As a spiritual practice, meditation is used to facilitate a

FOUR POINTES – CENTER FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING 616-842-9210 Susanh@fourpointes.org FourPointes.org

Promoting the vitality and well-being of older adults in north Ottawa County by offering lifelong learning and wellness programs, home services, consumer advocacy programs, information and referral.

WHITE RIVER YOGA

8724 Ferry St., Montague 231-740-6662 WhiteRiverYoga.com Offering classes in Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Tai Chi, Total Barre and Zenga for all levels. See schedule on our website, or call for more information.

HAKOMI THERAPY KEN PORTER CHT, LMT

3355 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Ste. 107, Grand Rapids 616-262-3848 BodyandSoulGR.com Hakomi Therapy can truly change your life. It’s a mindfulness-based, bodycentered, experiential healing process for transforming the unconscious patterns that keep you from the love, joy, and fulfillment you deserve. Offered with exquisite care and attentiveness.

HEALING IN AMERICA HEALING IN AMERICA

Laurie DeDecker, RN, MHIA, Practitioner & Trainer 269-908-1016 Laurie@HealingInAmerica-Midwest.com HealingInAmerica-Midwest.com/michigan-classes The Healing in America method of energy therapy is now available in Michigan. Contact me for information about workshops, practitioner certification, and the deep healing received during individual sessions. Continuing Education for Nurses and Massage Therapists.

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HEALING SERVICES THE REMEDY HOUSE

Jodi Jenks, ND Naturopathic Doctor, Reiki Master 5150 Northland Dr NE Ste N Grand Rapids 616-443-4225 TheRemedyHouse.org Certified in bodywork, lymphatic drainage, raindrop therapy, CranioSacral, reflexology, iridology, natural health consultations including a zyto biocommunication scan. Emotional clearing with essential oils and energy work, reiki, Energy Touch.

HEALTH FOOD STORES HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

1944 Eastern Ave., Grand Rapids 616-245-6268 6807 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids 616-975-7555 4150 32nd Ave., Hudsonville 616-896-6630 HarvestHealthFoods.com Full line grocery store featuring organic produce, natural and organic dairy, meat, gluten free, raw, bulk foods, herbs/spices, teas and personal care. See our new selection of craft beers and wines. You’ll find only the highest quality supplements and essential oils on our shelves. Our knowledgeable staff is always eager to assist you.

HEALTH / WELLNESS CENTER BODHI TREE YOGA & WELLNESS STUDIO 208 W 18th St., Holland 616-392-7580 Info@MiBodhiTree.com MiBodhiTree.com

We are more than just Yoga. We offer diverse classes, workshops, spa treatments, massage, Reiki and meditation training. We are committed to making you stronger and to live a more peaceful, balanced, purposeful life.

GRAND RAPIDS NATURAL HEALTH 638 W Fulton St. SW Ste. B, Grand Rapids 616-264-6556 GRNaturalHealth.com

Grand Rapids Natural Health is an allinclusive wellness center offering Naturopathic and Integrative Medical Care, Organic Skin Care, Health Coaching, Counseling, Massage Therapy and more, as well as allinclusive health programs, tailored to each individual’s needs.

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(continued) mystical sense of oneness with a higher power or the Universe. It can also help reduce stress and alleviate stress-related ailments, such as anxiety and high blood pressure.

Midwife

A birth attendant who assists a woman through the prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum stages of pregnancy. The mother is encouraged to be involved and to feel in control of her birthing experience. Midwives are knowledgeable about normal pregnancy, labor, birth and pain relief options. They respect the process of birth as an innate and familiar process. Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have received advanced training and passed a national certification exam. Nursemidwives collaborate with physicians, as needed, especially when problems arise during pregnancy. (Also see Doula.)

Myofascial Release

This whole-body, hands-on technique seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Therapists use their hands to apply mild, sustained pressure in order to gently stretch and soften fascia. Developed in the late 1960s by Physical Therapist John Barnes, myofascial release is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries and scoliosis. Learn more at MyofascialRelease.com.

Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET)

A non-invasive, drug free, natural modality that tests for and eliminates allergies. NAET uses a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture, acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, kinesiology and nutritional medicine. One allergen is treated at a time.

Naturopathy

A comprehensive and eclectic system whose philosophy is based upon working in harmony with the body’s natural healing abilities. Naturopathy incorporates a broad range of natural methods and substances aimed to promote health. Training may include the study of specific approaches, including massage, manipulation, acupuncture, acupressure, counseling, applied nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and minor surgery plus basic obstetrics for assistance with natural childbirth.


Network Chiropractic

Uses Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), a system of assessing and contributing to spinal and neural integrity, as well as health and wellness. Founded and developed by Donald Epstein. Practitioners employ gentle force to the spine to help the body eliminate mechanical tension in the neurological system. The body naturally develops strategies to dissipate stored tension/ energy, thus enhancing self-regulation of tension and spinal interference. (Also see Chiropractic.)

Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET)

This mind-body therapy seeks to restore well-being by removing certain biochemical and bioelectrical charges stored in the brain and manifested as illness or imbalances in the body. NET combines techniques and principles from traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic and applied kinesiology to remove blocks to the body’s natural vitality, allowing it to repair itself naturally. Chiropractor Scott Walker formulated NET in the late 1980s. Learn more at NetMindBody.com.

Neuro Muscular Kinesiology

A diagnostic system using muscle testing as a functional neurological evaluation. The methodology is concerned primarily with neuromuscular function as it relates to the structural, chemical and mental physiologic regulatory mechanisms. Kinesiology, which originated within the chiropractic profession, is an approach to clinical practice, with multidisciplinary applications. Kinesiology is a form of diagnosis that uses muscle testing as a feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. Since Kinesiology draws together elements from many diverse therapies, it provides a unified, interdisciplinary approach to health care.

Nutritional Analysis

Identifying nutrient challenges are critical because they can affect all body functions as well as organ, joint and bone stability. Proper nutrition, supported with whole food supplements, promotes overall health and provides the human body the building blocks for tissue repair, helping re-establish proper function throughout the body and aiding in all the body’s healing processes. To further support your health, whole food and herbal supplements may be added to your health care plan to maximize the benefits

THE HEALING CENTER

Tonya Nichols 332 S. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview 989-352-6500 TheHealingCenterOfLakeview@gmail.com TheHealingCenterOfLakeview.com Naturopathic / Holistic Practitioners and Retail Health Store. Natural Health Consultations, Classes, Oils, Herbs, Homeopathy, Hypnosis, Foods, Candles, Crystals, Books, CD’s, Massage, Reflexology, Emotional Clearing, Foot Detox, DOT/CDL Health Cards for truck drivers.

THE REMEDY HOUSE

Jodi Jenks, ND Naturopathic Doctor, Reiki Master 5150 Northland Dr NE Ste N Grand Rapids 616-443-4225 TheRemedyHouse.org Certified in bodywork, lymphatic drainage, raindrop therapy, CranioSacral, reflexology, iridology, natural health consultations including a zyto biocommunication scan. Emotional clearing with essential oils and energy work, reiki, Energy Touch.

VITALITY HEALTHCARE

Dr. Steven Osterhout 5717 Oakland Drive Portage 269-323-4473 - Drochiro.com Vitality Healthcare offers a cutting-edge approach to medicine. We integrate the best medical approaches with the most advanced natural therapies to address the underlying causes of poor health. We offer: Physical and Functional Medicine / Chiropractic and Massage / Metabolic and Hormone Evaluations / Nutrition and Detoxification / Food Sensitivity and GI Issue Testing / Medical and Natural Weight Loss. Our highly-qualified team of doctors, nutritionists and therapists have extensive training to serve all your healthcare needs.

HEALTH / WELLNESS PRODUCTS ASEA, RENU 28 & RENU ADVANCED

Jacque Jennings Carter, Independent Associate 269-353-4000 Jacque@advancinglives.biz AdvancingLives.TeamASEA.com Live younger longer, internally and externally. A breakthrough science called Redox Signaling is the basis for a new category of wellness products which rely on molecules native to the human body to enhance vital cellular functioning and improve overall health and wellness. Look Better. Feel Better. Live Better.

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HERBS GLOBAL INFUSION

143 Diamond Ave. SE, Grand Rapids 616-776-9720 WeLoveChai.com Mon-Fri 9-7; Sat 9-5 An eclectic marketplace of fairly traded handcrafted gifts, decor, accessories and more. Offering coffee and chocolate, bulk loose leaf teas, herbs and provisions. Featuring an extensive tea and coffee bar.

HOMEOPATHY BOB HUTTINGA PA-C

332 S. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview 989-352-6500 TheHealingCenterOfLakeview@gmail.com TheHealingCenterOfLakeview.com A Certified PA since 1976, Bob Huttinga p r a c t i c e s b o t h Tr a d i t i o n a l a n d Homeopathic care. He finds the cause and the homeopathy remedy. We accept most insurance, except Priority Health, Blue Care Network or Medicaid.

HUMAN RIGHTS/SOCIAL JUSTICE EXTENDED GRACE

barbara@extendedgrace.org 616.502.2078 ExtendedGrace.org Extended Grace is a nonprofit grassroots social lab that builds community while solving problems. It does so through: Community Conversations including Inspire! and Deeper Dive events and Town Hall Meetings on Mental Illness; Mudita Gifts; Pilgrim Spirit Tours cultural immersion experiences; Momentum Center for Social Engagement; Just Goods Gifts and Cafe’.

HYPNOBIRTHING HYPNOSIS WORKS

Jeanie Friedland, MSW, PSYD Certified Hypnotherapist 616-558-0252 FriedlandHypnotherapy.com Smoking Cessation, Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss, Stress Management, Fears/ Phobias, Depression/Anxiety, Grief, Confidence, Public Speaking, Pain Control, Hypertension, Addictions, Catastrophic Illness, HypnoBirthing, Spiritual Healing and much more. Enjoy the gift of well-being!

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(continued) of your chiropractic treatments. Given the proper nutrition, your body has the amazing capability of keeping itself healthy. Nutrition should be individualized to meet each person’s needs. Whole food supplements along with herbal products are an important key to overall health and wellbeing.

Nutritional Counseling

Embracing a wide range of approaches, nutrition-based, complementary therapies and counseling seek to alleviate physical and psychological disorders through special diets and food supplements. These will be either macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins and fiber) or micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements that cannot be manufactured in the body). Nutritional therapy/counseling often uses dietary or food supplements, which can include tablets, capsules, powders or liquids.

Organic

In the United States, a product that has been produced in accordance with the Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, which sets national standards for the production, handling, and processing of organically grown agricultural products. Organic growing methods and inputs serve to enhance the ecological balance of natural systems. For example organic producers conserve soil and water, use renewable resources and grow food without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. (See ams.usda.gov/NOP)

Osteopathy / Osteopathic Physicians

Osteopathy uses generally accepted physical, pharmacological and surgical methods of diagnosis and therapy, with a strong emphasis on body mechanics and manipulative methods to detect and correct faulty structure and function, in order to restore the body’s natural healing capacities. Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) are fully trained and licensed according to the same standards as medical doctors (M.D.) and receive additional extensive training in the body’s structure and functions.

Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT) More advanced method for healing and elimination of pain generated from active inflamed trigger points within the body. PNT can be more effective than earlier trigger point


(continued) release systems used by various professions and very often much less painful. The goal of PNT isn’t to manage trigger points by applying pressure on them or utilizing mechanical force to manage the trigger points, as do other systems, but applies neurological reflexes to switch them off. After we get to the right reflex the trigger point is shut off in just a few seconds. People are always surprised that tender areas can be eradicated in mere seconds and the painful sensation is gone, especially when they have been suffering for years.

Past Life Regression

Past life and regression therapies operate on the assumption that many physical, mental and emotional challenges are extensions of unresolved problems from the past, either childhood traumas or experiences in previous lifetimes. The practitioner uses hypnosis or other altered states of consciousness and relaxation techniques to access the source of this “unfinished business”, and helps clients to analyze, integrate and release past traumas that are interfering with their current lives.

Personal Fitness Trainer

A certified fitness professional who designs fitness programs for individuals desiring oneon-one training. The goal is to provide optimal fitness results in the privacy of one’s home or at another location, such as a club or office.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy

A highly refined system of corrective treatment, Pfrimmer is designed to aid restoration of damaged muscles and soft tissues throughout the body. Fully trained practitioners use specified movements to stimulate circulation and help regenerate lymphatic flow, promoting detoxification and oxygenation of stagnant tissues. Registered Massage Therapist Therese C. Pfrimmer developed this therapy in the mid-20th century and applied it to recover from her own partial paralysis. Learn more at Pfrimmer.org.

Physical Therapy

Traditional physical therapy evaluates difficulties with mobility or function to focus on rehabilitation that entails restorative treatment and instruction on how to make efficient use of the body in daily activities. Physical therapists use massage, exercise, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and other means to help the patient regain functional movement. Learn more at apta.org.

HYPNOTHERAPY BONNIE CRIPE PHD, LMSW, ACSW Northland Counseling Center PLLC 18554 Northland Drive, Big Rapids 231-592-8090 office TheCentreBuilding.com

Providing holistic services through Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Regression Integration Therapy, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique. Various Workshops offered. Counseling specialties include Post Traumatic Stress, Survivor Abuse, Depression, Anxiety and Phobias, Relationship Counseling, Co-Dependency and Family issues.

HYPNOSIS WORKS

Jeanie Friedland, MSW, PSYD Certified Hypnotherapist 616-558-0252 FriedlandHypnotherapy.com Smoking Cessation, Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss, Stress Management, Fears/ Phobias, Depression/Anxiety, Grief, Confidence, Public Speaking, Pain Control, Hypertension, Addictions, Catastrophic Illness, HypnoBirthing, Spiritual Healing and much more. Enjoy the gift of well-being!

THE HEALING CENTER

Bob Huttinga PA-C 332 S. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview 989-352-6500 TheHealingCenterOfLakeview@gmail.com TheHealingCenterOfLakeview.com We specialize in Weight Management using “The Virtual Gastric Band”, Elimination of Tobacco Products, Removal of Phobias, and Regression for Past Life Healings. Phone, Private or group sessions are available.

FOCUSED ON WELLNESS Morgan Buck 800 Ellis Rd Norton Shores 231-268-0498 FocusedOnWell@gmail.com

Specializing in relaxation techniques for childbirth and The Virtual Gastric Band weight loss. Reiki sessions and classes, hypnosis, as well as amazing health and body care products.

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INSTRUCTION / CLASSES ACADEMY OF ALTERNATIVE HEALING ARTS, LLC

Raymond Wan 3790 28th St. SW, Ste. B, Grandville 616-419-6924 AltCareSolution@gmail.com AOAHA.COM Raymond Wan is a Certified Medical Acupuncture Practitioner, Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Counselor. The school specializes in Clinical Acupressure & TuiNa Massage. Small class sizes for extra one-on-one time. Quiet, clean working environment.

BVI SCHOOL OF AYURVEDA

Ruth Small, Ph.S.,Administrative Director 6363 N. 24th St., Kalamazoo 269-381-4946 Bvi.ayurveda.mi@gmail.com AyurvedaMichigan.org Level I Ayurveda Program Certificate Program, for healthcare professionals, wellness practitioners, yoga instructors, and health-conscious individuals, leading to a Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate. Professional Member of NAMA; State-Licensed School. Highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced faculty.

HEALING IN AMERICA

Laurie DeDecker, RN, MHIA, Practitioner & Trainer 269-908-1016 Laurie@HealingInAmerica-Midwest.com HealingInAmerica-Midwest.com/michigan-classes Our structured, certified training and strict code of ethics enables our students to practice energy therapy in a safe and grounded manner. Ideal for those new to energy therapy, medical professionals and massage therapists, with Continuing Education available.

NATUROPATHIC INSTITUTE OF THERAPIES & EDUCATION 503 East Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant 989-773-1714 Contact@NaturopathicInstitute.info NaturopathicInstitute.info

Educational Programs Offered: Natural Health Program - Four Years (one weekend a month); Massage Therapy Program One Year (two weekends a month); Holistic Doula Practitioner Program - Six Months (one weekend a month). Individual classes available.

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Pilates

Pilates, like yoga, yields long, lean, flexible muscles whose gracefully balanced movements readily translate into everyday activities like walking, sitting and bending. It is a structured system of small, isolated movements that demand powerful focus on every nuance of muscle action while working out on floor mats or machines. This technique emphasizes development of the torso’s abdominal power center, or core. Gentler than conventional exercises, it is excellent for overcoming injuries.

Polarity Therapy

Combinations of therapeutic bodywork, nutritional guidance, yoga-style exercises and counseling aim at heightening body awareness. Polarity therapy asserts that energy fields exist everywhere in nature and their free flow and balance in the human body is the underlying foundation of good health. Practitioners use gentle touch and guidance to help clients balance their energy flow, thus supporting a return to health. The practitioner’s hands do not impart energy, but redirect the flow of the receiver’s own energy. The receiver then recharges himself with his own freed energy. Learn more at PolarityTherapy.org.

Power (Yoga)

An intense style that creates heat and energy, while developing strength and flexibility. Power yoga evolved from ashtanga yoga and was developed by American Beryl Bender Birch in the early 1990s. Its flowing style requires the strength and stamina of Ashtanga, but doesn’t always follow the same sequence of postures, making it similar to Vinyasa style. Power yoga is usually performed in a heated room. Although Baron Baptiste is a name often associated with power yoga, he has developed his own method, called Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga, which is taught only by teachers he certifies. Students who enjoy aerobics will probably favor power yoga.

Prolotherapy

A rejuvenating therapy that uses injections of natural substances to stimulate collagen growth, in order to strengthen weak or damaged joints, tendons, ligaments or muscles. Often used as a natural alternative to drugs and/or surgery to treat pain


(continued) syndromes, including degenerative arthritis, lower back, neck and joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, and torn ligaments and cartilage.

Raindrop Therapy

Based on a healing ritual of the Lakota Native Americans, in which warm fluid substances are dropped onto the spine, the intention is to relax and open the body’s energy centers. Modern raindrop therapy also blends aromatherapy, soothing heat and gentle massage. Essential aromatic oils are allowed to methodically drip onto the spine from a height of five or six inches. The oils are then gently brushed up the spine and lightly massaged over the rest of the back, followed by application of a hot compress to facilitate oil absorption and muscle relaxation.

Rebirthing Breathwork

Also known as conscious connected breathing or vivation, rebirthing is a means to access and release unresolved emotions. The technique uses conscious, steady, rhythmic breathing, without pausing between inhaling and exhaling. Guided by a professional rebirther, clients re-experience past memories, including birth, and let go of emotional tension stored in the body.

Reconnective Healing™

Uses light and dimensional frequencies that work on all levels of the body/mind to reduce stress, foster relaxation and raise the body’s healing vibration. The idea of Reconnective Healing is to reconnect the meridian or acupuncture lines on the body that have become disconnected from the larger, universal grid of meridian lines.

Reflexology (Zone Therapy)

This is a natural healing method of pressure point massage used to relieve tension, pain and treat and cure illness by pressing on a part of a person’s head, hands, body or feet. Reflexology is based upon the principle that there are reflex points or zones that correspond to every part of the body. Correctly stimulating and applying pressure to these areas increases circulation and promotes specifically designated bodily and muscular functions. Learn more at Reflexology-USA.net.

IONIC FOOT DETOX HARMONY ‘N HEALTH

Mary De Lange, CCT., LMT. 1003 Maryland Ave. NE, Grand Rapids 616-456-5033 HarmonyNHealth.net The ion-cleanse process is a quick, easy and affordable solution to remove unwanted toxic material from the body. The immediate benefits are an increase in energy and metabolism, and wellness to the body.

LIFE COACH LIA COACHING AND CONSULTING Pamela Gallina, MA, CMC 616-433-6720 PamGallina@LIAConsulting.org LIAConsulting.org

Pam works with highly –motivated individuals as they focus on their complex life agendas and aim for their very best lifework balance. This provides a powerful framework for building more effective relationships while maintaining a balanced and fulfilling personal life.

LGBTQIA COUNSELING DILSWORTH COUNSELING AND THERAPY SERVICES

Sue Dilsworth, Ph.D, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Locations in Allendale and Grand Rapids 616-307-1617 Sue@drdilsworth.hush.com HeartsJourneyWellness.com Counseling services tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Through various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness and EMDR, individuals will have an opportunity to explore personal challenges in an open, receptive, and supportive environment. Member WPATH. Most insurance accepted including Medicare and Medicaid.

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MASSAGE THERAPY ACADEMY OF ALTERNATIVE HEALING ARTS, LLC

Raymond Wan 3790 28th St. SW, Ste. B, Grandville 616-419-6924 AltCareSolution@gmail.com AOAHA.COM Raymond Wan is a Certified Medical Acupuncture Practitioner, Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Counselor. The school specializes in Clinical Acupressure & TuiNa Massage. Small class sizes for extra one-on-one time. Quiet, clean working environment.

DYNAMIC FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE THERAPY Jaci Timmermans, MT 4072 Chicago Drive, Grandville 616-531-6050

I offer Swedish massage with Integrated Techniques, chosen specifically to your unique body. Relieve those tired and sore muscles and rejuvenate! Call for on-going monthly specials and discounts. DynamicChiro.com.

HARMONY ‘N HEALTH

Mary De Lange, CCT., LMT. 1003 Maryland Ave. NE, Grand Rapids 616-456-5033 HarmonyNHealth.net Over 24 years of professional experience and trained in a complete range of modalities. Whether you are seeking relaxation, renewal, or treatment for a specific condition, Mary will help find an approach that is helpful for you.

NATURAL CHOICE CHIROPRACTIC AND MASSAGE THERAPY 5260 Kalamazoo Ave.SE Kentwood MI 49508 Phone:616.827.2350 naturalchoicechiro.com

Natural Choice Chiropractic offers the best in chiropractic, massage and acupuncture. Our care is safe, gentle and affordable, focusing on removing interferences from the body to allow healing and to restore proper function and performance.

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Reiki

A healing practice originated in Japan in the 1920s as a way of activating and balancing the life force present in all living things. Reiki means, “universal life force energy.” Light hand placements channel healing energies to organs and glands and work to align the body’s energy centers, or chakras. Various techniques address emotional and mental distress, chronic and acute physical problems and/or increases spiritual focus and clarity. Reiki is a valuable addition to the work of chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses and others in the West. Learn more at Reiki.org.

Rolfing Structural Integration (Rolfing)

Deep tissue manipulation of the myofascial system, which is composed of the muscles and the connective tissue, or fascia, by the practitioners’ hands helps restore the body’s natural alignment and sense of integration. As the body is released from old patterns and postures, its range and freedom of physical and emotional expression increases. Rolfing can help ease pain and chronic stress, enhance neurological functioning, improve posture and restore flexibility. Learn more at Rolfing.org.

Shamanism

An ancient healing tradition, which believes that loss of power is the real source of illness and that all healing includes the spiritual dimension. Shamanic healing usually involves induction into an altered state of consciousness and journeying into the spirit world to regain personal power and to access the powers of nature and of teachers. Shamanic healing may be taken literally or employed symbolically, but in or out of its cultural context, the tradition can be both selfempowering and self-healing.

Shiatsu

The most widely known form of acupressure, shiatsu is Japanese for “finger pressure”. The technique applies varying degrees of pressure to balance the life energy that flows through specific pathways, or meridians, in the body. Shiatsu is used to release tension and strengthen weak areas in order to facilitate even circulation, cleanse cells and improve the function of vital organs; it also may help to diagnose, prevent and relieve many chronic and acute conditions that manifest on both


(continued) physical and emotional levels. A branch of shiatsu that originated in the United States, called ohashiatsu, includes meditation and exercise. Learn more at ShiatsuSociety.org and Ohashiatsu.org.

Sivananda (Yoga)

Cultivates awareness of mind and body by incorporating five main principles of proper exercise, breathing, relaxation and diet, as well as positive thinking and meditation. Based on the philosophy of Swami Sivananda, of India, the practice uses chanting, breathing techniques and meditation to help unblock energy and release stress. Sivananda focuses on 12 basic yoga postures to increase strength and spinal flexibility. It is an excellent practice for beginners, those recovering from injury or anyone interested in spiritual aspects of yoga.

Smart Growth

Thoughtful land development designed to achieve a number of environmental and qualityof-life goals such as reducing auto dependence; preserving wilderness areas and farmland; and restoring community through pedestrianoriented, mixed-used developments.

Solar - Passive versus Active

Solar energy is the conversion of the sun’s rays to energy, very good for green living. Active solar technology uses electrical or mechanical equipment to convert the sun’s rays into usable energy for heating or whatever. Passive solar technology does not use any outside non-solar energy.

Soma Neuromuscular Integration (also called Soma)

Rooted in structural integration, soma was developed by Bill M. Williams, Ph.D., an early student of Ida Rolf. Through a 10-session format, the modality manipulates the fascia and muscles to release chronic, stored structural aberrations, realign the body and integrate the nervous system. This allows the individual to process experiences more effectively and with greater awareness, which can lead to enhanced learning and perceptual abilities. Learn more at Soma-Institute.org.

MEDICAL INFRARED IMAGING ADVANCED THERMAL IMAGING OF WEST MICHIGAN Julie Bennett 616-724-6368 AdvancedThermalImagingllc.com

High-resolution medical infrared imaging uses sophisticated computer systems and infrared sensing cameras to detect heat from the surface of the body, which represents underlying metabolism and neurophysiology. No other form of medical imaging offers this type of analysis. One of the most important uses of this space-age technology is for breast health risk assessment.

MIDWIFERY FULL CIRCLE MIDWIFERY SERVICE, INC. Patrice Bobier, CPM Hesperia: 231-861-2234 FullCircleMidwifery.com Jennifer Holshoe, CPM Grand Rapids area: 616-318-1825 WestMichiganMidwifery.com

In private practice since 1982 – specializing in home birth and a team approach. Over 1,600 births attended. Offering midwifery care that maintains a family-centered, safe birth experience. Empowering women to stay healthy during pregnancy, give birth naturally and parent in the best ways. Free initial consultations including prenatal check-up.

MUSICAL MEDITATION INTEGRATIVE BREATHWORK

Linda Adamcz, MSW Certified Practitioner of Integrative Breathwork 269-388-2988 AdamczAssociates.com A musical journey for insight, healing, creativity & renewal. Breathwork involves mind, body & spirit and can assist with life changes, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, job stress/ burnout, addictions and finding meaning/purpose.

Somatic Therapy

Body-oriented healing. Somatic therapy encompasses a wide variety of healing modalities which engage the physical body

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NATURAL HEALTH EDUCATION ACADEMY OF ALTERNATIVE HEALING ARTS, LLC

Raymond Wan 3790 28th St. SW, Ste. B, Grandville 616-419-6924 AltCareSolution@gmail.com AOAHA.COM Raymond Wan is a Certified Medical Acupuncture Practitioner, Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Counselor. The school specializes in Clinical Acupressure & TuiNa Massage. Small class sizes for extra one-on-one time. Quiet, clean working environment.

BVI SCHOOL OF AYURVEDA Ph.D., Administrative Director 6363 N. 24th St., Kalamazoo 269-381-4946 Bvi.aayurveda.mi@gmail.com AyurvedaMichigan.org

Level I Ayurveda Certificate Program, for healthcare professionals, wellness practitioners, yoga instructors, and health-conscious individuals, leading to a Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate. Professional Member of NAMA; StateLicensed School. Highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced faculty.

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR THE REMEDY HOUSE

Jodi Jenks, ND Naturopathic Doctor, Reiki Master 5150 Northland Dr NE Ste N Grand Rapids 616-443-4225 TheRemedyHouse.org Certified in bodywork, lymphatic drainage, raindrop therapy, CranioSacral, reflexology, iridology, natural health consultations including a zyto biocommunication scan. Emotional clearing with essential oils and energy work, reiki, Energy Touch.

(continued) as a primary gateway to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. A partial list of somatic therapies includes Hakomi, SensoriMotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Radix, Feldenkrais, Trager, CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Myofascial Release, Rolfing, and Bioenergetics. Core principles of somatic therapies include the unity of mind and body, and the body as a storehouse of implicit memory and information.

Spiritual Healing / Counseling

Practiced in two forms. In one, the healer uses thought or touch to align his or her spiritual essence with that of the client. The healer works to either balance the spiritual field or shift the perceptual base of the client to create harmony between mind and body and draw the client into the active presence of Divine Spirit. In the other, the healer transforms healing energy into a vibrational frequency that the client can receive and comfortably assimilate, reminding the person’s intuitive core of its inherent healing ability.

Subtle Therapies

Non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive techniques thought to promote physical, psychological and/or spiritual well-being. Many subtle therapies, like energy healing, involve minimal or very delicate physical contact between practitioner and client.

Svaroopa (Yoga)

A style that helps students discover their bliss. The Sanskrit word svaroopa means “the true nature of Being”, and Svaroopa yoga is sometimes called the yoga of alignment and compassion. Attention to alignment in specifically chosen poses helps to soften the body’s connective tissues and ease spinal tension. Blocks and bolsters may be used to allow for deeper muscle release. The style is suitable for beginners and useful for those recovering from injury.

Swedish Massage

The most commonly practiced form of massage in Western countries. Swedish massage integrates ancient Oriental techniques with contemporary principles of anatomy and physiology. Practitioners rub, knead, pummel, brush and tap the client’s muscles, topped

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(continued) with long, gliding strokes. Swedish massage is especially effective for improving circulation; relieving muscle tension and back and neck pain; promoting relaxation; and decreasing stress. Practitioners vary in training, techniques and session lengths.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai chi and qigong combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy (qi) in the body, improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to Traditional Chinese Medicine and is often referred to as the mother of Tai Chi. When the gentle movements of Qigong mixed with the animal style martial arts, it became Tai Chi. Both practices promote calmness and harmony to reduce stress.

Tantra

Has emerged as a modern spiritual path of embodied consciousness, with roots in ancient Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Tantra views the ‘spiritual’ as being directly present within the ‘physical’ and respects sensory experience as a vehicle for accessing higher states of awareness. Tantric practices balance the chakras (energy centers) and can contribute to a sense of presence, intimacy and fulfillment in all aspects of living.

Tantra Tai chi

This Tai chi/qigong-style body movement is a recently developed practice that you perform with a partner. It can enhance intimacy by sequentially and simultaneously focusing attention on the root, or sexual center, near the base of the spine, the heart or love center in the mid-chest region and the upper spiritual center in the head. The cycling of energy through these chakra centers encourages a blended experience of intimate presence with one’s own internal being and one’s partner.

Tantsu

This land-based version of watsu was developed by Harold Dull as an alternative way to experience watsu’s free-flow and interplay of breath, movement and stillness. Practitioner and client experience breathing, listening and moving as part of a partnered “dance”, without any specific intent to heal or fix something. Learn more at Watsu.com.

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE GRAND RAPIDS NATURAL HEALTH 638 W Fulton St. SW Ste. B, Grand Rapids 616-264-6556 GRNaturalHealth.com

At Grand Rapids Natural Health, our Naturopathic Doctors, Kelly Hassberger, Christine Schoenek, and J e n n i f e r K u r i n s k y, p r o v i d e individualized care that addresses the root cause of disease, using tools such as dietary and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplementation and functional lab testing.

NATUROPATHIC INSTITUTE OF THERAPIES & EDUCATION 503 East Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant 989-773-1714 Contact@NaturopathicInstitute.info NaturopathicInstitute.info

Educational Programs Offered: Natural Health Program - Four Years (one weekend a month); Massage Therapy Program One Year (two weekends a month); Holistic Doula Practitioner Program - Six Months (one weekend a month). Individual classes available.

PAST LIFE REGRESSION HYPNOSIS WORKS

Jeanie Friedland, MSW, PSYD Certified Hypnotherapist 616-558-0252 FriedlandHypnotherapy.com Smoking Cessation, Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss, Stress Management, Fears/ Phobias, Depression/Anxiety, Grief, Confidence, Public Speaking, Pain Control, Hypertension, Addictions, Catastrophic Illness, HypnoBirthing, Spiritual Healing and much more. Enjoy the gift of well-being!

PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING CARI’S ONEONONE FITNESS TRAINING Cari Draft, Private Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach 616-291-2851 Cari@EcoTrekFitness.com EcoTrekFittness.com

Regular, consistent exercise is essential and positive lifestyle changes must be a priority; once you find yourself in the stage where you are ready to initiate actual changes…THAT is the time to contact me!

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QIGONG ALTERNATIVE CARE SOLUTION Raymond Wan 3790 28th St. SW, Ste. B, Grandville 616-419-6924 AltCareSolution@gmail.com

Raymond Wan is a Certified Medical Acupuncture Practitioner, Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Counselor. For more information, visit AltCareSolution.com.

REIKI BODHI TREE YOGA & WELLNESS STUDIO 208 W 18th St., Holland 616-392-7580 Info@MiBodhiTree.com MiBodhiTree.com

We are more than just Yoga. We offer diverse classes, workshops, spa treatments, massage, Reiki and meditation training. We are committed to making you stronger and to live a more peaceful, balanced, purposeful life.

BONNIE CRIPE PHD, LMSW, ACSW Northland Counseling Center PLLC 18554 Northland Drive, Big Rapids 231-592-8090 office 231-796-3184 fax TheCentreBuilding.com

Providing holistic services through Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Regression Integration Therapy, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique. Various Workshops offered. Counseling specialties include Post Traumatic Stress, Survivor Abuse, Depression, Anxiety and Phobias, Relationship Counseling, Co-Dependency and Family issues.

THE REMEDY HOUSE

Jodi Jenks, ND Naturopathic Doctor, Reiki Master 5150 Northland Dr NE Ste N Grand Rapids 616-443-4225 TheRemedyHouse.org Certified in bodywork, lymphatic drainage, raindrop therapy, CranioSacral, reflexology, iridology, natural health consultations including a zyto biocommunication scan. Emotional clearing with essential oils and energy work, reiki, Energy Touch.

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Thai Massage

A form of body therapy, also called nuad bo-ram, Thai massage incorporates gentle rocking motions, rhythmic compression along the body’s energy lines and passive stretching to stimulate the free flow of energy, break up blockages and help restore general wellbeing. One of the branches of Traditional Thai Medicine (TTM), it is performed on a floor mat, with the client dressed in lightweight, comfortable clothing. No oils are used. Thai massage aids flexibility, inner organ massage, oxygenation of the blood and quieting of the mind. Learn more at Thai-Institute.com.

Therapeutic Touch (TT)

This contemporary healing modality was developed by natural healer Dora Kunz and nursing professor Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., in the 1970s. Therapeutic Touch is drawn from ancient practices and used to balance and promote energy flow. The practitioner “accesses” the area where the body’s energy field is weak or congested, and then uses his or her hands to direct energy into the field to balance it. Nurses and other healthcare practitioners apply TT to relieve pain, stress and anxiety, and to promote wound healing. Learn more at TherapeuticTouch.org.

Thermal-Acupressure Massage

The term generally applies to an automated bed or table in which the recipient lies down on their back. Beneath them, a series of Far-Infrared rollers move up and down the spinal column providing a spinal alignment while emitting healthy light energy rays that penetrate approximately two inches into the body stimulating cell activity and improving circulation to peripheral areas of the body while activating the lymphatic system (detoxification).

Thermography (Thermal Imaging)

A diagnostic technique that uses an infrared camera to measure temperature variations on the surface of the body, producing images that reveal sites of inflammation and abnormal tissue growth. Inflammation is recognized as the earliest stage of nearly all major health challenges.

Thought Field Therapy (TFT)

Promoted as a highly effective, non-invasive, healthy alternative to long-term or drug-related psychotherapy. Used for stress management


(continued) and stress relief, as well as the reduction or elimination of anxiety and anxiety-related problems. TFT is designed to address the fundamental causes of specific problems, balancing the body’s energy system and eliminating most negative emotions within minutes, while promoting the body’s own healing ability.

Torque Release Technique (TRT)

TRT has been designed as part of scientific research into the health benefits of chiropractic. It is a mixture of many systems of chiropractic assessment and treatment. There is no cracking, twisting or popping, only gentle, specific and precise chiropractic adjustments.

Total Body Modification - TBM

This very sophisticated system of kinesiological testing (muscle testing) enables the practitioner to discover imbalances or blockages related to reflex points on the body impairing optimum health and function. TBM is able to evaluate, reset and rebalance body reflex points associated with organs, muscles and systems. By stimulating these reflex points located along the spine, the practitioner is assisting the body in its desire to obtain healthy functional physiology.

Trager Approach (also known as Psychophysical Integration)

This system of movement reeducation addresses the mental roots of muscle tension. By gently rocking, cradling and moving the client’s fully clothed body, the practitioner encourages him or her to believe that physically restrictive patterns can be changed. The Trager Approach includes “mentastics”, simple, active, selfinduced movements a client can incorporate into regular daily activities. Trager work has been successfully applied to a variety of neuromuscular disorders and mobility problems, as well as everyday stresses and discomforts. Learn more at Trager.com.

Trauma Touch Therapy (TTT)

An innovative, somatic approach, TTT addresses the needs of those that have suffered trauma and abuse, including sexual or emotional, witnessing or being victimized by violent crime, battery and war and surgical traumas. The intent is to create a safe, nurturing environment in which the individual can slowly explore healthy touch and

SALON SERVICES LONDON STUDIOS SALON Sally Ann Loew Hair Artist/Educator Organic Colour Speciality 6455 28th St. SE, Suite 1 Grand Rapids 616-299-1796 LondonStudiosSalon.com

London Studios Specializes in: Organic Color Systems, Color Corrections, Multidimensional Hair Color, Restorations for Volume and Length, Organic Keragreen Keratin Treatments, European Cutting Techniques, Natural Hair Extensions, Integration, Bridal Services, Wedding Consultations and other services.

SCHOOLS/EDUCATION ACADEMY OF ALTERNATIVE HEALING ARTS, LLC

Raymond Wan 3790 28th St. SW, Ste. B, Grandville 616-419-6924 AltCareSolution@gmail.com AOAHA.COM The school specializes in Clinical Acupressure & TuiNa Massage. Small class sizes afford extra one-on-one time. Features a quiet, clean working environment. Raymond Wan is a Certified Medical Acupuncture Practitioner, Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Counselor.

BVI SCHOOL OF AYURVEDA

Ruth Small, Ph.S.,Administrative Director 6363 N. 24th St., Kalamazoo 269-381-4946 Bvi.ayurveda.mi@gmail.com AyurvedaMichigan.org Level I Ayurveda Program Certificate Program, for healthcare professionals, wellness practitioners, yoga instructors, and health-conscious individuals, leading to a Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate. Professional Member of NAMA; State-Licensed School. Highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced faculty.

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NATURAL JOY LEARNING CENTER Community Outreach Classes Unity of Muskegon 2052 Bourdon St. Muskegon

A new form of education for all ages. Ongoing sessions in four courses, presented for all ages and backgrounds. Grandparents can bring their grandchildren, if the child has a hungry mind. For a complete catalog of courses, please request by email NaturalJoyCntr@gmail.com or call 231-759-7356.

NATUROPATHIC INSTITUTE OF THERAPIES & EDUCATION 503 East Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant 989-773-1714 Contact@NaturopathicInstitute.info NaturopathicInstitute.info

Educational Programs Offered: Natural Health Program - Four Years (one weekend a month); Massage Therapy Program One Year (two weekends a month); Holistic Doula Practitioner Program - Six Months (one weekend a month). Individual classes available.

SKIN CARE GRAND RAPIDS NATURAL HEALTH 638 W Fulton St. SW Ste. B, Grand Rapids 616-264-6556 GRNaturalHealth.com

At Grand Rapids Natural Health, our Holistic Esthetician, Lauren Ramey, uses food-grade, organic products. Lauren believes what is put in and on our bodies contributes to overall well-being.

SOMATIC THERAPY KEN PORTER CHT, LMT

3355 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Ste. 107, Grand Rapids 616-262-3848 BodyandSoulGR.com Offering two forms of somatic (bodycentered) therapy. Hakomi Therapy is an experiential, mindfulness-based path to deep self-acceptance, healing, and fulfillment. Massage Therapy is a touchand energy-centered path to physical healing and emotional balance.

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(continued) investigate sensation and feeling in their body. Certified therapists encourage empowerment and choice; individualized sessions support the psychotherapeutic process.

Trigger Point Therapy (Myotherapy)

This massage technique is used to relieve pain, similar to NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT). Practitioners apply pressure to specific “trigger points” on the body—tender, congested spots of muscle tissue that may radiate pain to other areas—in order to release tension and spasms. Treatment decreases the swelling and stiffness associated with muscular pain and increases range of motion. Learn more at MyofascialTherapy.org.

Tui Na

A manipulative therapy integral to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), tui na (“tui” means to push and “na” is a squeezing, lifting technique) that employs Taoist and martial arts principles to re-balance the body. Practitioners possess more than 365 hand techniques; most are variations of pressing, rubbing, waving, shaking, percussing or manipulating movements. Tui na is used to relieve arthritic joint pain, sciatica, muscle spasms and other pains in the back, neck and shoulders. It may also help ease chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches and stress associated with tension. Learn more at Tui-Na.com.

Vegetarianism

The voluntary abstinence from eating meat and/or other animal products for religious, health and/or ethical reasons. Lacto-ovo vegetarians supplement their plant-based diet with dairy (lactose) products and eggs (ovo). Lacto vegetarians eat dairy products, but not eggs; ovo vegetarians include eggs, but no dairy; and vegans do not eat any animalderived products.

Viniyoga (Yoga)

A transformative, slower and more individualized form of yoga that emphasizes gentle flow and coordinated breath with movement. Viniyoga yoga is holistic in its approach and teaches the student how to apply the yoga tools of poses, chanting, breathing and meditation. Function is stressed over form in this style. Viniyoga is


(continued) recommended for beginners and seniors, as well as those who are in chronic pain or healing from injury or disease.

Vinyasa (Yoga)

A challenging style that matches breath to movement. Vinyasa yoga poses incorporate alignment principles and are woven together in a flowing practice that is both intense and dance-like. Translated from Sanskrit, vinyasa means “without obstacle”. This style is best suited for energetic, physically fit students.

Watsu (Water Shiatsu)

This uniquely nurturing therapy combines the acupressure and meridian stretches of Zen Shiatsu with yoga-like postures, all performed in water; this takes weight off the vertebrae and allows for movements not possible on land. In the most basic move, the Water Breath Dance, the practitioner gently floats an individual in their arms, letting the person sink a little as they both breathe out, then allowing the water to lift them as they both breathe in. This connection is maintained in all the stretches and moves and returned to throughout the session. Pioneered by multilingual author Harold Dull in 1980, watsu’s goal is to free the spine and increase the flow of energy along the body’s meridians; he also developed tantsu, which replicates watsu’s nurturing stretches on land. Learn more at Watsu.com.

Yoga

Practical application of the ancient Indian Vedic teachings. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj which means “union” or “to join”, and refers to the joining of a person’s physical, mental and spiritual elements. The goal of good health is accomplished through a combination of techniques, including physical exercises called asanas (or postures), controlled breathing, relaxation, meditation and diet and nutrition. Although yoga is not meant to cure specific diseases or ailments directly, it has been found effective in treating many physical ailments. Individuals of every age and physical condition can benefit from the regular practice of yoga, which has been proved to enhance flexibility, strength, stamina and concentration. Using a combination of asanas, or postures, and breathing techniques, yoga works to induce deep relaxation and reduce stress, tone

SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY SPIRIT SPACE – A SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT CENTER

269-455-5329 3493 Blue Star Hwy Saugatuck, MI 49453 Spirit-Space.org Find us on Facebook: Spirit Space, Saugatuck Spirit Space is an Interspiritual, Interfaith church. We acknowledge the importance of going within for our spiritual answers to become aware of the infinite possibilities. We honor the wisdom in all the major faith traditions.

STRESS RELIEF HYPNOSIS WORKS

Jeanie Friedland, MSW, PSYD Certified Hypnotherapist 616-558-0252 FriedlandHypnotherapy.com Smoking Cessation, Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss, Stress Management, Fears/ Phobias, Depression/Anxiety, Grief, Confidence, Public Speaking, Pain Control, Hypertension, Addictions, Catastrophic Illness, HypnoBirthing, Spiritual Healing and much more. Enjoy the gift of well-being!

TEA GLOBAL INFUSION

143 Diamond Ave. SE, Grand Rapids 616-776-9720 WeLoveChai.com Mon-Fri 9-7; Sat 9-5 An eclectic marketplace of fairly traded handcrafted gifts, decor, accessories and more. Offering coffee and chocolate, bulk loose leaf teas, herbs and provisions. Featuring an extensive tea and coffee bar.

THERMOGRAPHY ADVANCED THERMAL IMAGING OF WEST MICHIGAN Julie Bennett 616-724-6368 AdvancedThermalImagingllc.com

Thermography assists in providing information for b r e a s t c a n c e r, t h y r o i d dysfunction, diabetes, musculoskeletal inflammation, and neurological problems. For more information, go to AdvancedThermalImagingllc.com.

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the body and organs, increase vitality and improve circulation and energy flow. Uplifting and meditative, yoga can be applied as a spiritual practice, as well.

Yoga Therapy

The application of yoga principles, methods and techniques to empower individuals to progress towards greater health and freedom from disease, represents a first effort to integrate traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge. Yoga therapy aims at the holistic treatment of various kinds of psychological or somatic dysfunctions, ranging from emotional distress to back problems.

WEIGHT LOSS FOCUSED ON WELLNESS Morgan Buck Pic Morgan Buck 800 Ellis Rd Norton Shores 231-268-0498 FocusedOnWell@gmail.com

Specializing in relaxation techniques for childbirth and The Virtual Gastric Band weight loss. Reiki sessions and classes, hypnosis, as well as amazing health and body care products.

Please note: The contents of this Health & Wellness Glossary are for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be used in place of a visit or consultation with a healthcare professional. Always seek out a practitioner who is licensed, certified or otherwise professionally qualified to conduct a selected treatment, as appropriate. Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Green Building Council, GreenLivingGuide.com.

THE YOGA STUDIO

Kat McKinney, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher 959 Lake Dr. SE Ste. 206, Grand Rapids 616-776-0836 GRYoga.com Grand Rapids’ home for classical hatha yoga since 1979. Experience instruction with clarity, depth and compassion from our knowledgeable teachers in a supportive environment. Students of all abilities are welcome. View our full schedule online.

WHITE RIVER YOGA

8724 Ferry St., Montague 231-740-6662 WhiteRiverYoga.com

YOGA BODHI TREE YOGA & WELLNESS STUDIO 208 W 18th St., Holland 616-392-7580 Info@MiBodhiTree.com MiBodhiTree.com

We are more than just Yoga. We offer diverse classes, workshops, spa treatments, massage, Reiki and m e d i t a t i o n t r a i n i n g . We a r e committed to making you stronger and to live a more peaceful, balanced, purposeful life.

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Offering classes in Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, Total Barre and Zenga for all levels. See schedule on our website, or call for more information.

YOGA THERAPY DILSWORTH COUNSELING AND THERAPY SERVICES

Sue Dilsworth, Ph.D, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Locations in Allendale and Grand Rapids 616-307-1617 Sue@drdilsworth.hush.com HeartsJourneyWellness.com Dr. Sue Dilsworth is a Certified Yoga Therapist offering Yoga Therapy sessions integrating mental health, physical health and spiritual well-being through a combination of self-inquiry and the healing practice of yoga (including Ayurvedic assessment and structural analysis). HSA and FSA payment options may be available with prescriptions.


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