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Monday, August 1 Puppet Making Workshop 2: Containers - 10:3011:30 am. Learn to make a puppet out of a plastic container and other items you’d find around your house. Then stay and practice, bringing a story or song to life! Ideal for preschoolers on up! Free. Hopscotch Children’s Store. Grand Rapids. 616233-4008. events@hopscotchstore.com.

Tuesday, August 2 Restoring Balance Workshop- 8:00-9:00 am. Learn how to balance your work life with your personal life and how to restore balance in your health. Breakfast is provided. Free. ChiroHealth. Rockford. Please RSVP to Michelle at 616-648-5291.

Thursday, August 4 Free Qi-Gong Classes- 6:00pm. Qigong is the Mandarin Chinese term used to describe various Chinese systems of physical and mental training for health, martial arts and self-enlightenment. This free class teaches light breathing and stretching exercises to promote health and relaxation. Natural Health Improvement Center. Grandville. 616-301-0808. What’s For Dinner? – 6:30pm. How many people in the world have the luxury of asking that question? Join us for a discussion on proper nutrition and healthier lifestyles. Dale Tamminga, N.D. Call 616-942-7907 for reservations.

Friday, August 5 Yoga Spa Party/Girls’ Night Out- 7:00-9:00 pm. Restorative Yoga and Skin Care by Sense, a chemical-free skin care line. Enjoy a relaxing evening of creating beauty from the inside out and the outside in. Class size is limited. $15. Muskegon Yoga Center. Muskegon. Registration is required at MuskegonYoga.com.

Saturday, August 6 Intuitive Fair- 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Come and join us for tarot, angel, palm, and intuitive readings. Also, we will have many sales on stones, jewelry, books etc. throughout the day. Come in and have fun. Open Minds. Rockford. 616-863-8868. ALL4ONE Festival- 12:00-6:00 pm. Will highlight yoga, healthy living, local retailers/artists/crafters, and non-profit organizations. Free with a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds go to the West Michigan Humane Society. East Grand Rapids High School Track at 2211 Lakeside Dr. SE. Contact Michele Fife of Seva Yoga, 616-901-7229.

Monday, August 8 Family Camp- 8/8 – 8/11. Traditional summer camp (swimming, sports and hiking) with a focus on traditional folk arts. Activities include: wet & needle felting, bread baking, soap making, watercolor painting, weaving & more. No matter what the size and arrangement of your family, you are welcome at Circle Pines. For info call 269-623-5555.

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WMSBF Hosts 6th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing- 8:00am: Scramble format. 18 holes of golf, lunch, door prizes and awards, networking and good green fun. $75.00. Golfer sign-up and sponsorship forms and other details can be found at www.wmsbf. org. Wallinwood Golf Club in Jenison. Silly Song Sing Along w/ Mr. Pickle Head!- 10:3011:30 am. Join us for some silly, fun sing along songs that evoke lots of laughter and giggles. Join us for a live musical adventure in song and silliness! Free. Hop Scotch Children’s Store. Grand Rapids. 616-233-4008. events@hopscotchstore.com. Family Yoga-10:45 am-12:15 pm. Come celebrate the joy of yoga with Marti DeLong. Designed for adults with children from 4 to 12 years. Focus on fun, breathing practices, sing-song rhymes & alternating quiet and active movements. $12 adults, $10 children. Expressions of Grace Yoga. Grand Rapids. 616-361-8580. expressionsofgraceyoga.com.

Wednesday, August 10 Family Yoga-10:45 am-12:15 pm. Come celebrate the joy of yoga with Marti DeLong. Designed for adults with children from 4 to 12 years. Focus on fun, breathing practices, sing-song rhymes & alternating quiet and active movements. $12 adults, $10 children. Expressions of Grace Yoga. Grand Rapids. 616-361-8580. expressionsofgraceyoga.com. Creating a Healthy Home- 7:00-8:00 pm. Small changes can make a significant difference in the health of your home and the lives of your family. Come learn what you can do now. $10. Muskegon Yoga Center. Muskegon. Please register at MuskegonYoga.com.

Thursday, August 11 Free Relaxation Response for Beginners- 6:007:15 pm. Learn simple breath and mental awareness techniques to de-stress your nerve system, improve immune system function, balance mind & emotions; support your healing process. Space limited. Preregistration required. Dr. Ragini Pierce. Muskegon. 231-670-0179. angeltouchfamilychiropractic.com. Free Volunteer Training- 6:30 pm. MomsBloom is accepting new volunteers! If you enjoy working with new mothers and babies, this opportunity is for you! Volunteers offer help to families with a newborn. Grand Rapids. Please contact Angie for more info at angie@momsbloom.org or 616-828-1021.

Friday, August 12 Anusara Yoga Workshop: “Potpourri Class: Loving Your Life”- 7:00-9:00 pm Come experience this exhilaration with a leader in the Anusara Yoga community, Betsey Downing. $35 for Friday evening, $185 for entire workshop. Expressions of Grace Yoga. Grand Rapids. 616-361-8580. expressionsofgraceyoga.com

pm. $50. Saturday afternoon will be “Deep Listening in Hip Openers & Seated Poses.” 2:30-4:30 pm. $35. (The entire workshop is available from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, for $185.) Expressions of Grace Yoga. Grand Rapids. 616361-8580. expressionsofgraceyoga.com Essential Oil Basic Training I- 10:00 am-12:00 pm & II 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Learn basics of the benefits and uses of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. $10 per training with advanced registration or $20 at the door. Minerva’s Hand. Spring Lake. To pre-register call or email Jodi at 616-443-4225 or heavenlyhealings@yahoo.com.

Sunday, August 14 Anusara Yoga Workshop: “Handstand: from Baby Steps to Breakthroughs, Honor Your Process”- 9:30 am-12:30 pm. $50. Sunday afternoon will be “Cultivate Your Inner Sanctuary: Restoratives, Pranayama, and Meditation.” 2:30-4:30 pm. $35. Expressions of Grace Yoga. Grand Rapids. 616-361-8580. expressionsofgraceyoga.com. Reiki I & II class- 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Become attuned and learn how to give treatment to self and others. $225 includes manual and the $50 deposit required to register. Minerva’s Hand. Spring Lake. Call or email Jodi at 616-443-4225 or heavenlyhealings@yahoo.com.

Monday, August 15 Ideal Protein Medical Weight Loss WorkshopLearn how to safely and effectively lose 3-7 pounds per week, promote energy, and restore pancreatic health. FREE! ChiroHealth. Rockford. Please RSVP at 616-863-9482. Story Time feat. Books by Michigan Authors10:30-11:30 am. We’ll be reading a number of great stories from a variety of great authors from our great state of Michigan! These stories appeal to preschoolers through early elementary school kiddos. Free! Hopscotch Children’s Store. Grand Rapids. 616233-4008. events@hopscotchstore.com.

Tuesday, August 16 Trigger Point Massage- 6:00 pm. Workshop participants will learn what a trigger point is, what causes them, how to prevent them, how to get rid of them. The Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Grand Rapids. Seating is limited to the first 30 callers. Make your reservations today by calling 616-447-9888.

Wednesday, August 17 Have Your 1st Matrix Energetics Experience6:00-7:30pm. With Dr. Steve Szatkowski, D.C., C.C.S.P., and Barb Hermanson. Office is located at 3427 Farr Road in Fruitport. Contact us to reserve a seat: drsteve@fruitportchiropractic.com or call 231-865-6545.

Saturday, August 13

Not Your Average Speaker Series-Reimagining Grand Rapids- 7:00 pm, doors open 5:30 pm. As part of Rapid Growth Media’s Not Your Average Speaker Series, panelists will discuss different aspects of the new economy and how our city can be a part of it. Free. Wealthy Street Theatre. Grand Rapids. 616-988-5400. grpl.org/GRReads.

Anusara Yoga Workshop: “Back Bends: Offer Your Unique Brand of Brilliance”- 9:30 am-12:30

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Natural Awakenings Magazine ~ August 2011  

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Natural Awakenings Magazine ~ August 2011  

Natural Awakenings Magazine is West Michigan's premiere natural health, holistic living, green magazine focusing on conscious living and sus...