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All Month Long

10% Off Books- 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Throughout the month of December get 10% off select book titles. Get started on your Christmas shopping early by shopping local for books on natural health at Elder and Sage, 944 Fulton St. E., Grand Rapids. 50% off Hot Stone Massage- Receive a one hour therapeutic or relaxation full body hot stone massage with therapeutic essential oils for just $50.00 at Hands on Healing Professional Massage Therapy LLC during the month of December. 5286 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids. Heal Your Life 10 week course- Nov 20-March 5th. Teachings based on the philosophy of Louise L. Hay. Holistic Care Approach, 3368 East Beltline Court, Grand Rapids. Call Katrina for more information, 269-214-4432.

Saturday, December 1

Restorative Yoga Immersion with Carolyn Heines- 12:00 – 2:00 pm. A soothing practice of supported and modified poses and breathing awareness to take us to deeper levels of relaxation. $30. All are welcome. Advance registration advised. 616 776-0836. 955 Cherry SE, Grand Rapids.

Sunday, December 2

Yoga Partners and Pastries- 3:00-5:00 pm. Take a little time out of this busy holiday season and spend it with each other. Partner-tailored poses, capped off with a post-yoga treat from the Village Baker. Reservations required, call On the Path Yoga at 616-935-7028. 617 E. Savidge Street, Spring Lake.

Monday, December 3

Guided Meditation and Healing Circle - 7:45-8:45 pm. Escape from stress and discover an inner world of calm, peace & joy through guided meditation, and energy healing from Healing in Americatrained healers. Costs $5. Satya Yoga, 166 Butler St., Saugatuck. Student Special Week- Dec. 3-7. Are you a student that is experiencing regular back pain? Schafer Chiropractic and Healing Spa is offering a week long special for students. Receive an exam and x-rays during the week of December 3rd for FREE! Call now to schedule your appointment! 616-301-3000. Grand Rapids.

Tuesday, December 4

Learn Trigger Point Massage- 6:00pm. Dr. Michael Kwast, DC, CSCS will help workshop participants learn all about Trigger Point Massage. Seating is limited to the first 30 callers. RSVP today by calling 616-447-9888. 4150 East Beltline Suite #4, Grand Rapids.

Wednesday, December 5

A Course In Miracles Study Group- 6:00pm. Study group at Unity of Muskegon. 2052 Bourdon Street, Muskegon. Call 231-759-7356 for more information.

how to free your body and your mind will follow. Come and be danced by the funky world beat music mixing genres & instruments from around the world. 1110 Wealthy, Grand Rapids. 616-754-9672.

Saturday, December 15 Guided Meditation and Healing Circle- 7:00-8:00 pm. Escape from stress and discover an inner world of calm, peace & joy through guided meditation, and energy healing from Healing in America-trained healers. Holistic Care Approach, 3368 Beltline Ct., NE, Grand Rapids.

Yoga 101- 10:30 am-12:30 pm. This workshop welcomes you to the space, offer tips and guidelines so you will feel comfortable in ongoing classes, and gets your yoga practice started. $39 cost includes two weeks of unlimited yoga after the workshop. Register at www.peacelabyoga.com or by calling 616-745-0310. PeaceLab Yoga, Grandville.

Thursday, December 6

Wednesday, December 19

UpTown Shop Hop- 4:00-6:00 pm. Stop by Elder & Sage for free refreshments and our old-fashioned Christmas atmosphere. Kids can take a break in our playroom while parents gather bulk herbs, teas and essential oils for that personal touch to your giftgiving season. 944 Fulton St. E., Grand Rapids.

Friday, December 7

Healthseekers Free Class- 6:15-7:15pm. There is a high level of vitality and healing beyond the absence of pain. Find out how homeopathy & chiropractic are a perfect fit, restoring balance & optimizing functioning of your entire system down to the cellular--and vibrational--level. www.angeltouchfamilychiropractic.com. 231-670-0179. Muskegon.

Saturday, December 8

Open Your Heart: Backbend Workshop- 10:30 am12:30 pm. Unlock tension and tightness in order to develop and deepen the backbending practice. Suitable for all levels. Costs $29. PeaceLab Yoga, Grandville. Call 616-745-0310 for more information. Herbal Sweets for the Holiday- 1:00-3:00 pm. Make Icebox Shortbread, Healthy Herbal Truffles, and Rosemary Fudge. Then wash it down with Spiced Hot Chocolate. A recipe sheet is included along with gift wrapping ideas. Costs $20. Birds of a Feather, 5286 Plainfield N.E. Grand Rapids.

Tuesday, December 11

Twelve Days of Christmas- Receive Daily specials at Holistic Care Approach in the 12 days before Christmas. See our website for details. 3368 Beltline Ct NE, Grand Rapids. www.holisticcareapproach.com.

Wednesday, December 12

Eckhart Tolle Meditation Group- 12:00-1:00 pm. Take time out for peace in the middle of your week. Enjoy 20 min. of silent meditation then 30 min. of an Eckhart Tolle DVD. This group, facilitated by Patrick Duiven, is informal. Newcomers welcome. Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE., Grand Rapids. Eat, Pray, & Learn at FSC – 6:00-9:00 pm. Bring a meatless dish to share at the potluck supper. Participate in worship where we will share poems, songs or stories. Explore spirituality and the ways we grow in spirit at all ages. Family friendly with childcare and beverages provided. Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids.

Thursday, December 13

A Course In Miracles Study Group- 6:00 pm. Study group at Unity of Muskegon. 2052 Bourdon Street, Muskegon. Call 231-759-7356 for more information. Intro to GAPS- 6:00 pm. The Gut & Psychology/ Physiology Syndrome (GAPS), describes the connection between physical and mental health and the health of our digestive tract and the micro-organisms contained within it. Naturopathic Doctor and Certified GAPS Practitioner, Kathryn Doran-Fisher will speak on this topic. Cost is $3. 944 Fulton St. E., Grand Rapids. Winter Solstice Celebration- 6:30-9:00 pm. Join Lisa W. Lee in celebration of the 2012 Winter Solstice. Experience a special ceremony, receive a solstice ceremony kit, and enjoy refreshments in community with like-minded individuals. See InternationalWellnessPartners.com. Spring Lake.

Saturday, December 22

108 Sun Salutations- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The longest night is over and we welcome (and encourage) the lengthening of days through a practice of completing 108 Sun Salutations. Come for all or part. FREE! Drop-ins welcome. On the Path Yoga, 617 E. Savidge Street, Spring Lake.

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service- 7:00 pm. An uplifting evening to remember reverence and beauty. As you light your candle, and re-hear the Christmas message, your heart will glow with love and peace. Join us to experience the birth of the Christ presence within. Unity of Grand Rapids 1711 Walker Ave, Grand Rapids.

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Satsanga and Meditation-10:15 am. A gathering with Mata Yogananda’s Christmas Message and Blessing, all are warmly welcomed. No charge. Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, 7187 Drumheller Rd, Bath, 517-641-6201 by the 24th. www.SelfRealizationCentreMichigan.org.

Thursday, December 27

Dancing From Within for Women- 6:00 - 6:45 pm. Free your true spirit and ignite your vitality. Learn how to free your body and your mind will follow. Come and be danced by the funky world beat music mixing genres & instruments from around the world. 1110 Wealthy, Grand Rapids. 616-754-9672.

Dancing From Within for Women- 6:00 - 6:45 pm. Free your true spirit and ignite your vitality. Learn

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Natural Awakenings Magazine ~ December 2012  

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

Natural Awakenings Magazine ~ December 2012  

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