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

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ussell Afflerbach, Certified high yoga massage teacher, is offering a four-hour couples Thai Yoga Massage workshop at Pathways Holistic Center on February 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop teaches ways to give nurturing touch and wellness benefits to your partner through Thai Yoga massage. “Thai Yoga massage incorporates rhythmic motion, gentle stretching and assisted yoga postures in a comprehensive healing and body maintenance modality.” states Afflerbach. “The Lotus Palm form emphasizes using the least amount of effort to achieve maximum results. Training focuses on the skillful use of proper alignment, body mechanics and positioning of the practitioner. There is strong emphasis on safety and on easy, flowing transitions from one posture to the next. This hands-on fully-clothed course will provide you and your partner the opportunity to learn and begin practicing with each other right away.” The course is open to anyone who is in good health and no experience is necessary. Cost is $100 per couple and reservations are required by calling 610-966-7001. Pathways Holistic Center is located at 4833 Chestnut St. in Emmaus. See ad, page 31.

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alarie and Ian Haag will present an experiential vibration workshop entitled Sound Journeying through the Chakras, on February 26 from 10 am to noon at Greenshire Arts Consortium in Quakertown. Participants can experience the healing vibrations of crystal singing bowls, Native American flutes, Tibetan Bowls, and other sound healing instruments that influence specific parts of the body. “In the world of naturopathic and energy medicine, all things are connected, the body, mind & spirit; and we are mirrors of the inner and outer states that make up the whole of who we are” states facilitator Valarie Haag. “Because sound influences our energy fields we can use sound to transform the body.” The workshop includes an overview of the chakra system and sound healing along with a guided meditation. The highlight of this workshop will be to experience the soundscape of all instruments leading participants to their own unique balancing experience. Cost for the Seminar is $25 or $40 for two people. To register or for more information on the workshop call 215538-0976.


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America Names Top Smart-Growth Cities The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Growth Awards recognize innovation in everything from creating small public spaces in densely packed urban cores to investing in compact communities and preserving forests and farmland. It all makes for greater livability. This past year, the Big Apple took honors for overall excellence. “New York City has achieved a relatively small carbon footprint, given its size, through its commitment to creating compact and walkable neighborhoods,” according to the agency report. The city has also built dedicated bike lanes and carved out public spaces in urban jungles like Times Square. Portland, Oregon, wins kudos for its realistic growth plan to accommodate an anticipated 600,000 population by 2030, strengthening employment and concentrating commerce, while preserving its neighborhoods and connections with nature. In Maine, 20 towns collaborated in a commercial and tourist byway, while preserving the region’s rural character. San Francisco earned praise for transforming a previously neglected alleyway into the vibrant South of Market retail area, as did Baltimore for its green rehab of an historic building into a mixed-use space that revitalized the surrounding neighborhood.

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Most American Adults Say Life is Good A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 61 percent of adults rate their lives today as good or excellent. Among the most satisfied are married adults, those with no children at home and people with the highest incomes. Of the 1,000 men and women surveyed, 58 percent consider the years from 18 to 49 as the very best, 17 percent ultimately prefer age 50 and up and 14 percent maintain that childhood takes the cake. The rest are undecided.


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id you know that more than half of U.S. adults prefer chocolate to other flavors and spend $55 per person per year to indulge their hankering? That’s a lot of chocolate— some 3.3 billion pounds annually, or about 12 pounds per chocoholic. The International Cocoa Organization further estimates that by 2015, U.S. chocolate sales will top $19 billion. Yet, Europeans still enjoy the majority of chocolate per capita. Switzerland leads the trend, with its citizens each forking over the equivalent of U.S. $206 a year for the treat. Worldwide, 21st-century chocolate consumption continues to climb year after year; cocoa seems to be a recession-free commodity. That’s good news for Indonesia and the West African nations that produce 70 percent of Earth’s cocoa beans. It’s widely known that dark chocolate, in particular, is good for our emotional and physical health. The only debate that remains is what quantity is the most advantageous to include in our daily or weekly diet.

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no wonder that Madame du Barry and Giacomo Casanova both believed that chocolate was an aphrodisiac. Further, according to the California Academy of Sciences, the theobromine in chocolate acts as a myocardial stimulant, dilator of coronary arteries and smooth muscle relaxant, all inducing good feelings. Researchers at the Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine recently reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that subjects who consistently consumed dark chocolate showed a 40 percent lower risk of myocardial infarction and stroke than those who did not. A study published in the European Heart Journal that tracked almost 20,000 people for 10 years found that people who ate about 7 grams of dark chocolate per day had lower blood pressure and 39 percent less risk of experiencing a stroke or heart attack, compared to those who ate an average of 1.7 grams daily. Scientists have learned that cocoa powder and chocolate contain rich sources of polyphenol antioxidants, the same beneficial compounds found in red wine and many fruits and vegetables that help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Professor Frank Ruschitzka, head of cardiology at University Hospital, in Zurich, Switzerland,

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A Bite of History Xocolatl was the Aztecs’ word for chocolate, which they called “bitter water” and considered a gift from the gods. Cultivated for 1,000 years, the cacao tree is prolific once it reaches maturity, producing cocoa pods every six months for about 20 years. The beans must be fermented before they begin to taste like the chocolate we know and love. Cocoa was first introduced to Europe when explorer Hernán Cortés brought the beans from Mexico to Spain in the early 1500s. The Spaniards kept their discovery a secret for almost a century, until it was smuggled by monks into France. By the 1650s, cocoa had crossed the channel to England and the North American colonies of the English and Dutch; 1831 heralded the invention of the first chocolate bar in the United States.


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to repair the shut-down part of yourself as you stretch to meet your partner’s needs and become whole in doing so. The divorce rate has been 50 percent for the past 60 years, because people think conflict means you’re with the wrong person. But conflict is growth trying to happen. Every person who falls in love goes through this drama: You meet someone who activates the negative aspects of your parents or caretakers, and your nine books on intimate unconscious wants this person, who acts relationships and par- as a parental surrogate, to fulfill the unmet needs of childhood. When such conflict enting, most recently Receiving Love, and six occurs, you know you are in a relationship grown children. Imago with the right person. Many people may go to therapy or Therapy seeks to unearth the hidden agen- read self-help books, but if the issue you need to address is triggered only by cerdas that we all bring tain types of people, you can’t work on it to our relationships and address them with until it’s triggered. If you do go to theraopenness, compassion py, go together. Therapy can actually be bad for your marriage unless you are in and fearlessness. the same room at the same time with the What should you same person helping you work through these issues.

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arville Hendrix, Ph.D., knows the sorrow of a broken relationship. In 1975, after a 16year struggle to make a failing marriage work, Hendrix and his wife decided to split up. On the day the divorce was final, he was scheduled to teach a class on marriage at a university graduate school. As Hendrix responded to audience questions, he realized that everyone wants to know the secrets of successful marriages—including him. That “Aha!” moment spurred years of research with couples and led to his seminal book, Getting the Love You Want, and the creation of Imago Relationship Therapy with his second wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. Their partnership of 28 years has produced

know before getting into a rela- How does real love feel? tionship? You need to know what pushes your buttons, whether it’s someone not looking at you while talking or someone being late. You should also know what happened in your childhood that made you sensitive to that. Why? Because the person you will be attracted to is going to push that button. It’s an opportunity

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Romantic love and real love are two forms of the same thing. The feeling of romantic love is one of joy, pleasure, relaxation, excitement and euphoria. Couples eventually will lose that feeling and encounter conflict; if they can work through that, they can get to a point of real love. Real love feels like romantic love, but romantic love is fragile and driven by expectations, whereas real love is durable and lasts through frustrations.

What can we do to keep and develop intimate connection? We teach couples how to have a different kind of conversation. It is called an Imago Dialogue, in which partners listen deeply to each other with curiosity, empathy and respect: what the other person thinks, how they feel and particularly, what they want in the relationship—and it is all done without criticism. In a dialogue, I will tell you what frustrates me. Time is often a big factor—


whether it’s being late or early, time together or alone or time management. We have a primordial need for reliability; what scares children most is parents not being reliable. So I might say, “I need you to show up on time. In childhood, I couldn’t count on people.” You might respond, “Not having parents who kept promises, I imagine you feel frightened when I don’t show up.” Then you come to the behavior needed to respond: For example, “If I’ll be late, I’ll give you a call, so you know when I’ll be there.” It’s all about communication.

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If we fail to fix a past relationship, what does it take to make the next one work well? It takes changing the notion that between our marriages, we can get fixed. You are going to take any unresolved problems into the next relationship. The best and only thing you can do is be aware of this and resolve to respond to it differently the next time. Ultimately, the best thing anyone can do for a relationship is to agree to end all negativity. If criticism is the basis of conflict, then appreciation, adoration and empathy are the basis for safety and passion in a relationship. April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Connect at AprilWrites. com.

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fenugreek was considered a potent promoter of menstruation. It even became a key ingredient in Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound, one of 19th century America’s most popular patent medicines for “female weakness” (menstrual discomfort).

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For centuries, rumors have floated out of the Middle East noting that harem women historically have been fed fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenumgraecum) to make them more buxom. According to the phytochemical databases of James Duke, Ph.D., a former researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the seeds contain diosgenin and other mild plant estrogens. He notes in his seminal book, The Green Pharmacy, that, like natural estrogen, these compounds can increase healthy breast tissue. In India, traditional ayurvedic physicians have long prescribed fenugreek to nursing mothers to increase their milk. In American folk medicine,

Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens; Sabal serrulata), now a popular treatment for prostate enlargement in men, originally had a place in natural medicine as a breast enlarger. Late 19th century author and artist Susan Hale noted that Native Americans in the southeastern United States used saw palmetto berries for both food and medicine, including “the treatment of infertility in women, treatment of underdeveloped breasts, increased lactation [and] painful menstruation cycles.” Duke reports that naturopathic physicians still recommend it today for its breast-enhancing effects; in numerous studies, the herb has shown no side effects or drug interactions.

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son, all of which receive training and treatment in Bender’s workshops. Boot camp participants hike, practice yoga, learn anatomy and train with weights. They also dance, sing, cry, journal, share secrets, pray and purify themselves via Native American-style sweat lodges. The aim is to heal anything that’s preventing a woman from living her full potential, says Bender, and her methods show people where they most need to work.   “One day, you’ll be great at the mental exercises, but not the physical, so that shows where your weakness is,” Bender explains. “Some [students] are great at doing the exercises or workouts, but they can’t sit still or be quiet on a 45-minute hike; so each one is being challenged.”   The first technique that Bender teaches is conscious breathing to oxygenate the body and calm the nervous system. That means breathing deeply through the nostrils, filling the lungs and always checking in with the breath during any activity. Improper breathing and stress go hand-in-hand, she says, and because the stress hormone cortisol can cause fat retention, people who discount their breath may feel frustrated when diet and exercise routines seem to fail them.   “Breath is what burns fat in the simplest form,” says Bender. “What gives your body energy and vitality? Breath. What keeps you looking young and alive? Breath. Our skin is our largest organ.”  

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Get Herbal Drinking a cup of herbal tea is a simple, gentle and enjoyable way to “take five.” Herbal educator Dodie Harte, of the Sierra Institute of Herbal Studies, recommends a blend of three common calming herbs: chamomile, linden flower and passionflower, with a dash of relaxingly aromatic lavender flower. Add a cup of boiling water to a mix of one teaspoon of each herb and a small sprig of lavender, then let steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Apply Pressure Like acupuncture, acupressure is a technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine that works to rebalance the flow of chi, or energy, in the body by stimulating key points along its energy meridians, or pathways. While acupuncture uses needles that puncture the skin and requires a visit to a professional, acupressure stimulates via points on the skin’s surface and can be part of a self-


care practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When acupressure points are stimulated, they release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood and enhance the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life force energy to aid healing,â&#x20AC;? explains Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., founder of the Acupressure Institute, in Berkeley, California, and author of Acupressureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments. To relax the neck and relieve tension headaches, use the point at the base of the skull, just where the head attaches to the neck. Feel for the hollow between the two thick, vertical muscle massesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;finding and pressing it will probably elicit a sigh. Put one or both thumbs in that hollow and apply gentle pressure for one to two minutes.

Refresh Perhaps the problem isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stress, but a feeling of weariness or listlessness. According to Atlanta psychiatrist Tracey Marks, a medical doctor and author of the new book, Master Your Sleep: Proven Methods Simplified, the continuous flow of electronic information in our smartphone lifestyles may be overstimulating our brains. The first step to refreshing and replenishing is to log off. In short, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Off-hours create better on-hours.â&#x20AC;?

Go Solo Psychologist Ester Schaler Buchholz, Ph.D., author of The Call of Solitude, believes that â&#x20AC;&#x153;alonetimeâ&#x20AC;? is a basic need. She supports this belief with a series of infant studies, analysis of historical and anthropological data, and research examining how meditation and rest bolster the immune system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough solitude,â&#x20AC;? she observes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get out of touch with ourselves; we get forgetful; we get sloppy.â&#x20AC;? We may also get angry, anxious and depressed. Take a daily, refreshing, mini-retreat by stepping away from the rest of the world for 15 minutes. Find a room with a door and turn off all electronicsâ&#x20AC;Ś then read a book, write a letter, meditate, or just close your eyes and listen to the silence. Sleep â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleep ends up being one of those things we see as expendable,â&#x20AC;? says Marks. Yet, a growing body of studies from Harvard Medical Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Division of Sleep Medicine and other research institutions shows that it is crucial to your mental and physical health,

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way music helps us release is that it helps us remember a little bit more of who we are,â&#x20AC;? advises soprano and Sound Shaman Norma Gentile, from Ypsilanti, Michigan. Her favorite tip: Sing! Gentile exhorts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sing with the radio, with a choir or by yourself.â&#x20AC;? When you sing, she explains, you breathe deeply and your body vibrates and releases energy. Just sing whatever moves you, from the medieval songs of Hildegard von Bingen (her favorite), to Country & Western ballads. She adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no style of music that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be helpful and healing.â&#x20AC;? To release aches and pains, Kenyon applies a different exercise. First, find a quiet, private room where no one will hear you. Then, close your eyes and focus on a part of the body that feels uncomfortable: the lower back or neck, perhaps, or maybe a heavy heart or other emotional unease. Breathe in slowly. Exhale in an audible sigh, letting the sound come from the place of discomfort. Expressed sounds will be unique to each individual. Allow the sounds to build, reach a crescendo and then taper off naturally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a simple, but powerful, technique for expressing tension with sound,â&#x20AC;? promises Kenyon. Brush it Out â&#x20AC;&#x153;The skin is the largest organ in the body, and the better it functions as a toxin releaser, the less work the liver and kidneys have to do,â&#x20AC;? explains Tom Sherman, a bodyworker who teaches at the Acupressure Institute. He suggests daily dry-brushing, a low-tech way to stimulate lymph nodes, open pores, release toxins and exfoliate the skin. Any natural fiber bristle brush with a long handle will do, though Sherman prefers the Yerba Buena palm bristle brush. He also likes the Vital Chi SkinBrushing system developed by Bruce Berkowsky (NaturalHealthScience.com). Dry-brushing is a popular spa treatment with European roots. For basic skin-brushing, remove clothing and gently, but vigorously, rub the dry brush over every part of the body, using circular motions. The basic rule of thumb is to brush toward the heart and in the direction of blood flow. So, starting with the feet, brush in circles up the calves, thighs and buttocks, before moving to the hands and up the arms


to the shoulders. Brush down on the neck, but up on the back. Finally, move to the chest and abdomen, brushing counter-clockwise. The whole process should take about 10 minutes. Follow it up with hydrotherapy— a simple shower will do—to help wash away dead skin and impurities. A further detoxing option is to follow up with a hot bath containing two cups of Epsom salts and 20 drops of tea tree oil.

gently all over the muscle for one to two minutes. Use either the pinky end of the fist or the underside, where the fingers are curled.

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After you have de-stressed, refreshed and released, it may be time to ramp up your energy. These final steps are geared to recharge your emotional and physical batteries. Stay in Touch Physical touch in any form stimulates the body, and while massage is typically used to relax and release, it can also revitalize. A recent National Institutes of Health study showed that massage had a positive effect on cancer-related fatigue in patients who were undergoing treatments that drained them of energy. “During an invigorating massage, the therapist uses faster paced, gliding, strokes, rather than slow, sustained, pressure,” explains Kristen Sykora, a licensed massage therapist and spokesperson for the American Massage Therapy Association. In-between visits (locate a local practitioner at Finda MassageTherapist.org), there’s plenty you can do on your own. “Physiologically, when you massage yourself—even when you rub lotion on your skin—you’re asking the blood vessels to open up and bring in blood, nutrients and oxygen into that area,” Sykora says. She suggests a simple tapping technique, called tapotement, for re-energizing any area of the body that feels fatigued, such as quadraceps or derrière. To work on quads, sit comfortably, so the muscles are relaxed, make a soft fist and tap

Walk A simple way to get moving, walking raises heart rate and breathing capacity, increases circulation of blood and nutrients to all systems of the body and, as new research from the University of Pittsburgh shows, improves memory. It’s a relatively low-impact, safe, form of exercise that also gets you outdoors, which has its own balancing benefits. Beginners can try for 10 minutes a day at a slow, comfortable pace, while more experienced walkers may shoot for 30 minutes a day at a faster, more invigorating pace.

important to find pleasures outside of work, even if you do love your job,” she counsels. What will you do? Something you’ve always wanted to do, or used to do and have always wanted to get back to. Or, something you never thought you could do, or think you’re too old to do. Natural Awakenings’ monthly Calendar of Events is a perfect place to start. Take a cooking or art class (local community colleges are great, too) or join a dining or green drinks or birdwatching group (Meetup.com facilitates local gatherings). Learn a new sport (tennis, paddleboarding, salsa dance) or a musical instrument (ukulele, an easy instrument to pick up, is making a comeback). Join a community gardening, handcrafting or reading circle, which are all part of the growing make-it-yourself movement. The list is endless... Frances Lefkowitz’s new book, To Have Not, has been named one of five Best Memoirs of 2010 by SheKnows.com. Connect at FrancesLefkowitz.net.

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Acupressure: Based on the same system as acupuncture, but fingers and hands are used, instead of stimulation with needles, in order to restore the balanced flow of the body’s life energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). This force moves through the body along 12 energy pathways, or meridians, which practitioners unblock and strengthen. Common styles of acupressure include Jin Shin, which gently holds at least two points at once for a minute or more, and Shiatsu, which applies firm pressure to each point for three to five seconds. Acupuncture: An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance itself, based on the theory that an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) 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. Alexander Technique: A system of reeducating the body and mind to support and facilitate proper posture and ease of movement. Through gentle manual guidance, accompanied by verbal directions, the Alexander teacher coaches the student to become aware of unnecessary tension and to unlearn longstanding patterns of movement. The Alexander Technique is an established method for helping to improve chronic conditions such as back, shoulder or neck pain, nervous tension, poor coordination, breathing problems and vocal strain. It is frequently used by athletes and performing artists to improve performance level. 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.

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Bodywork: Massage and the physical practices of yoga are perhaps the bestknown 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 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 excess free radical production, protecting tissues and organs from further damage. Over Try us today! property of Natural Awakenings and may not be reproduced in any other publication withouttime, permission injections may halt the progress 15% yourcarefully. first basket of the underlying r. Please review theoff proof Natural Awakenings is not responsible for any error not marked. This condition that triggers (applies to new customers only) the development of various degenerative blished as it appears if the proof is not returned to us. If there are any questions about this proof please Use code NatAwak conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, 610-391-1952 • natural awakenings

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Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and cancer. More recently, chelation therapy also has been used to reverse symptoms of atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) by removing obstructive plaque built up in the circulatory system. Chinese Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest and most complete systems of holistic health care. It combines the use of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, food therapy, massage and therapeutic exercise, along with the recognition that wellness in mind, body and emotions depends on the harmonious flow of life-force energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”).

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Restore balance to your body and decrease pain with the power of Craniosacral Therapy. This gentle and non-invasive western osteopathic technique can help relieve many pain issues including migraines, back pain, neck problems, vertigo, TMJ, stress, neurological issues and much more. David Nemeroff also works with your pet’s problems like hip dysplasia, mobility issues and cribbing. See ad, page 40.

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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. (Also see Network Chiropractic.)

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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. One 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 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.

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Color therapy and colorpuncture: Color therapists believe that the vibrations of color waves can directly affect body cells and organs. Thus, different hues can treat illnesses and improve physical, emotional and spiritual health. Many practitioners also claim that the body emits an ‘aura,’ or energy field, with colors reflecting a person’s state of health. Color therapists apply colored lights or apply color mentally, through suggestion, to restore the body’s physical and psychic health. Colorpuncture combines the insights of light physics with the knowledge of the meridian points emphasized in Chinese acupuncture. The noninvasive technique is used to clear blockages in the meridians and restore healthy energy flow. Kirlian 38

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Offering traditional Chinese therapeutic massage, reflexology, herbal foot soaks, detoxification and cupping. Chinese teas, oils, and herbal supplements are offered to improve energy levels, immune system functions, men’s health, women’s health, asthma, sinus and arthritis conditions.Serving the area for over 15 years. See ad, page 64.

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The New Life Center offers Chinese deep tissue therapeutic massage, reflexology and Chinese detoxification. Foot Sauna.

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Dr. Amy Thomas, D.C. 2061 Fairview Ave., Suite C Easton, PA 18042 610-438-6259 www.advancedhealth07.com Gentle chiropractic care, sports chiropractic, pediatric chiropractic, nutritional counseling, weight management services, and massage. Emphasis is placed on the restoration of the human body through natural means and patient education to continue wellness as a lifestyle.

Be Well CHIroPraCTIC Dr. Jason Perillo 2299 Brodhead Rd., Suite A Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-317-9355 www.bewellchiropractic.net

A patient centered wellness community, where treatment is individually tailored. Dr. Perillo promotes health and wellness by creating balance in the body. He specializes in Low Light Laser therapy and the Graston technique.


Dr. Brian D. Barrett D.C. Dr. Lindsey Zerdecki, D.C. 5930 Hamilton Blvd. Ste.8 Wescosville, PA 18106 (610) 841-2204

www.CompleteChiroCenter.com Quick and Effective Natural Pain Relief and Wellness!! We help infants to seniors enjoy a high quality of life by improving health through manipulation, rehab/exercise and nutrition. See ad, page 47.

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Dr. Lisa Bleicher 716 North Street, Jim Thorpe 570-325-2748 jtfamilychiropractic.com We are dedicated to you! Affordable Chiropractic for the whole family; Good Food, Good Mood. We offer different types of massage, reflexology, acupuncture, color puncture, tuning, aromatherapy; and life-coaching. We also offer supplements, herbs, cleanses, personal, baby products, and more. Good health is a choice, make it your choice.

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photographs track improvements. Another related sensory healing technique is light therapy, which attempts to restore well-being and can be successful in treating the depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). 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): A manual therapeutic procedure 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: that the bones of the skull can be manipulated, because they never completely fuse; and that the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect variations in that pulse. CST is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity. Crystal and gem therapy: Practitioners use quartz crystals and gemstones for therapeutic and healing purposes, asserting that the substances have recognizable energy frequencies and the capacity to amplify other frequencies in the body. They also absorb and store frequencies and can essentially be programmed to help effect healing. In the ancient art of ‘laying-on of stones,’ practitioners place crystals and gemstones on various parts of the body, corresponding to its chakra points (energy centers), in order to balance energy flow.

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Dance/movement therapy: A method of expressing thoughts and feelings through movement, developed during the 1940s. Participants, guided by trained therapists, are encouraged to move freely, sometimes to music. Dance/ movement therapy can be practiced by people of all ages to promote self-esteem and gain insight into their own emotional natural awakenings

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problems, but is also used to help those with serious mental and physical disabilities. In wide use in the United States, this modality is becoming established around the world. Decluttering: Based on the theory that clutter drains both physical and mental energy. Decluttering involves two components. The first focuses on releasing things (clothing, papers, furniture, objects and ideas) that no longer serve a good purpose in one’s life. The second focuses on creating a simple system of personal organization that is easy to maintain and guards against accumulating things that are neither necessary or nourishing. Dentistry (Holistic): Regards the mouth as a microcosm of the entire body. The oral structures and the whole body are seen as a unit. Holistic dentistry often incorporates such methods as homeopathy, biocompatibility testing and nutritional counseling. Most holistic dentists emphasize wellness and preventive care, while avoiding (and often recommending the removal of) silvermercury fillings. Detoxification: The practice of resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. According to some holistic practitioners, accumulated toxins can drain the body of energy and make it more susceptible to disease. Detoxification techniques may include fasts, special diets, sauna sweats and colon cleansing. Doula: A woman who supports an expectant mother through pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. Studies indicate that support in labor has profound benefits, including shorter labor, less desire for pain medication, lower rate of Caesarian delivery and more ease in initiation of breast feeding. Fathers have reported that they were more relaxed with a doula present because they felt reassured, and therefore freer to support their mates. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): A self-help procedure founded by Gary Craig that combines fingertip tapping of key acupuncture meridian points while focusing on an emotional issue or health challenge. Unresolved, or ‘stuck,’ negative emotions, caused by a disruption in the body’s energy system, are seen as major contributors to most physical pains and diseases. These can remain stagnant and trapped until released by the tapping. EFT is easy to memorize and portable, so it can be done anywhere.

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Cleansing and rebuilding the colon is one of the most essential steps to enhancing your health & well-being and reclaiming your life. Safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine. Full services available on site, in addition to educational and teaching seminars to certify interested parties. See ad, page 31.

neW leaF Wellness CenTer 21 Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809 908-713-1900 NewLeafWellness.com

Offering colon hydrotherapy, detoxification, wellness coaching and other services to cleanse, maintain and restore health. Colonics are a hygienic and safe method of removing toxins, can boost your immune system, restore proper ph in the body and restore regular bowel movement.

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Practical, innovative tools and techniques to help you let go – relieve tension, stress and anxiety; release anger, fear, guilt and sadness; recover from trauma and abuse; increase creativity and problem solving skills. I’d be happy to talk with you about your specific needs.

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Licensed Professional Therapist helping people achieve their highest potential through emotional, physical, and spiritual balance. Learn how to transform yourself with positive changes to lead you toward a life of personal fulfillment.

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Guiding people of all ages to improved emotional health, wellness, and personal growth through the healing power of dance/movement therapy and bodywork. Tailored to your specific needs. Offering individual sessions, workshops, and consultation.

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Rejuvenate your life through integrative approaches of wholebody healing, relaxation and transformation. Certified in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction, hypnotherapy, counseling, and education. Specializing in chronic pain, sexual health, stress management, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Energy Medicine and Reiki III Practitioner, Bach Flower Registered Practitioner, specializing in the care of children, adolescents, and adults, partnering with each client and integrating complementary and traditional approaches to healing and wellness.

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Beverley S. Bley 2020 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 610-797-8250, www.4change.com

As a Certified Hypnotherapist you will learn methods and techniques to access and utilize the subconscious mind to help people to help themselves .Enjoy the personal and professional satisfaction of seeing your clients meet their goals and improve their lives easily, naturally and comfortably. See ad, page 17.

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Energy Medicine and Reiki III Practitioner, Bach Flower Registered Practitioner, specializing in the care of children, adolescents, and adults, partnering with each client and integrating complementary and traditional approaches to healing and wellness.

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Learn to be a nutritionist from a full-time practicing nutritionist. Dian Freeman teaches a six-month national certification prep course. The twelve classes meet twice a month on Sundays or Thursdays and combine an overview of clinical nutrition, Herbology, applied kinesiology with other holistic health modalities.

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 908-319-3022 Flower essences, energy therapies, Ion Cleanse detox. Over 5 years experience with people and animals. Specializing in Pet Bereavement Workshops, Lyme disease, anxiety, fears, aggression, sleeping problems, oversensitivities, hyperactivity, separation anxiety and more.

Dorneyville Pharmacy Veterinary Compounding Specialists

We feature a full line of veterinary preparation with size, dose and flavor appropriate medications for every animal ... including cats, dogs, ferrets, bunnies, reptiles, birds and exotics! We work with your vet!

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Energy field work: The art and practice of realigning and re-attuning 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 channels and directs 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.

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Environmental medicine: Explores the role of dietary and environmental allergens in health and illness. Factors such as dust, mold, chemicals and certain foods may cause allergic reactions that can dramatically influence diseases, ranging from asthma and hay fever to headaches and depression. Enzyme therapy: Can be an important first step in restoring health and well-being by helping to remedy digestive problems. Plant and pancreatic enzymes are used in complementary ways to improve digestion and absorption of essential nutrients. Treatment includes enzyme supplements, coupled with a healthy diet that features whole foods. Feldenkrais® method: Helps students straighten out what founder Moshe Feldenkrais calls, “kinks in the brain.” Kinks are learned movement patterns that no longer serve a constructive purpose. They may have been adopted to compensate for a physical injury or to accommodate individuality in the social world. Students unlearn unworkable movements and discover better, personalized ways to move, using mind-body principles of slowed action, breathing, awareness and thinking about their feelings. Feng shui: The ancient Chinese system of arranging manmade spaces and elements to create or facilitate harmonious qi or chi (pronounced “chee”), or energy flow, by tempering or enhancing the energy where necessary. Feng shui consultants can be an asset to both 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 flow-

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ers possessed healing properties that could be used to treat emotional problems. In the 1970s, Richard Katz completed Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work and established the Flower Essence Society, which has registered some 100 essences from flowers in more than 50 countries. Functional medicine: A personalized medicine that focuses on primary prevention and deals with underlying causes, instead of symptoms, for serious chronic diseases. Treatments are grounded in nutrition and improved lifestyle habits and may make use of medications. The discipline uses a holistic approach to analyze and treat interdependent systems of the body and to create the dynamic balance integral to good health. Guided imagery and creative visualization: Uses positive thoughts, images and symbols to focus the mind on the workings of the body to accomplish a particular goal, desired outcome or physiological change, such as pain relief or healing of disease. This flow of thought can take many forms and involve, through the imagination, all the physical senses. Imagination is an important element of the visualization process; it helps create a mental picture of what is desired in order to transform life circumstances. Healing touch: A non-invasive, relaxing and nurturing energy therapy that helps to restore physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance and support self-healing. A gentle touch is used on or near the fully-clothed client to influence the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner energy centers and exterior energy fields. Healing touch is used to ease acute and chronic conditions, assist with pain management, encourage deep relaxation and accelerate wound healing. 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. Holotropic breathwork: A self-exploration technique that combines breathing, evocative music and a specific form of bodywork to integrate oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions. At workshops run by facilitators, participants try to access the four â&#x20AC;&#x153;levelsâ&#x20AC;? of experience that are available during breathing: sensory, biographical, perinatal and transpersonal. By accessing buried memories, individuals can relive their

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A service that empowers families to be in attendance at the passing of a loved one and afterwards in the setting of their own home. Participate as much or as little as they want, making use of some funeral home services if they choose, while avoiding unnatural, unnecessary, expensive and harmful practices such as embalming.

nICos C. elIas FUneral Home, InC Nicos C. Elias, Supervisor Allentown, Pa. 610-433-2200 www.eliasfuneralhome.com

Mr. Elias offers several different green and eco-friendly funeral plans using biodegradable caskets, preservation without chemicals, and earth friendly paper goods. A natural, back to the earth approach. Biodegradable urns for those choosing cremation. Also offering assistance with home-based funerals

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Established in 1999, We offer several different massage techniques including Neuromusclar, Medical, Therapeutic, Trigger Point, Deep Muscle, Sports, Pre & Post Natal, Relaxation, Stress Relief and Energy work, also available for Onsite Chair Massage for corporate events & social gatherings. We accepted some auto insurances for auto claims and give some insurance discounts. Gift Certificates available. Offering a Course of Miracles Study Group every Sunday. See ad, page 2

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Combining a variety of the finest holistic healing methods, we help shape your new path to reclaim life and become balanced & whole once again. Over 15 years of restoring health from within by cleansing, nourishing. Comprehensive physical, mental, spiritual and emotional healing services offered plus nutrition programs, prepared foods, retreats, catering services. See ad, 31.

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Over 25 practitioners offering techniques for stress management, relaxation, movement problems, coaching, counseling, weight management, exercises including aerobics, chiropractic, food preparation and much more. Call today for more information or to register for a private session, class or workshop. See ad, page 5.

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Reading of Aura and Chakras to find stagnations, blockages and areas needing extractions and repairs. Clearing, healing, balancing, energizing. Feel lighter! Further details on website.

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birth experience or traumatic life events, free up ‘stuck’ emotional viewpoints or experience a mystical state of awareness, such as connecting with the Universe.

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Hypnotherapy works effectively with your medical team’s care to resolve your physical and emotional health problems. We cannot change the diagnosis but we can choose the attitude with which we deal with it. Remember: Our subconscious mind has wisdom of which our body is not always aware. See ad, page 17.

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Balance Vibrational Energy using Ondamed biofeedback technology. Ondamed is a device that balances mental and physical blockages. Suzanne Somers attributes her recovery from physical and emotional trauma to Ondamed which she describes as truly miraculous.

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. 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. Hydrotherapy: The use of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full-body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used at home as part of a self-care program. Hypnotherapy: 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

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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. Iridology: Analysis of the delicate structure of the iris, the colored portion of the eye, to reveal information about conditions within the body. More than 90 specific zones on each iris, for a combined total of 180-plus zones, correspond to specific areas of the body. Because body weaknesses are often noticeable in the iris long before they are discernible through blood work or other laboratory analysis, iridology can be a useful tool for preventive self-care. Jin Shin (or Jin Shin Jyutsu): A gentle, noninvasive energy-balancing art and philosophy that embodies a life of simplicity, calmness, patience and self-containment. Practitioners employ simple acupressure techniques, using their fingers and hands on a fully-clothed client to help eliminate stress, create emotional equilibrium, relieve pain and alleviate acute or chronic conditions. Kinesiology/applied kinesiology: The study of muscles and their movement. Applied kinesiology tests the relative strength and weakness of selected muscles to identify decreased function in body organs and systems, as well as imbalances and restrictions in the body’s energy flow. Some tests use acupuncture meridians and others analyze interrelationships among muscles, organs, the brain and the body’s energy field. Applied kinesiology is also used to check the body’s response to treatments that are being considered.

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and emotional disorders. This process is reported to relieve symptoms and may, in some cases, retard the cycle of new diseases. Magnets and electromagnetic therapy devices are now being used to eliminate pain, facilitate the healing of broken bones and counter the effects of stress. Massage therapy: A general term for the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes. Massage therapy incorporates various disciplines and involves kneading, rubbing, brushing and tapping the muscles and connective tissues by hand or using mechanical devices. Its goal is to increase circulation and detoxification, in order to reduce physical and emotional stress and increase overall wellness. 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 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. Mediumship: A medium professes to mentally see, hear and/or sense persons or entities in a spiritual dimension, and convey messages from them to people in the physical world. Readings focus on evidential messages from recognizable personalities in the spirit world. The messages are delivered as guidance for one’s “highest good.” 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. Nurse-midwives collaborate with physicians as needed, especially when problems arise during pregnancy. (Also see Doula.)

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Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET): A non-invasive, drug free, natural modality that tests for and eliminate 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 selfregulation of tension and spinal interference. (Also see Chiropractic.) Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP): A systematic approach to changing the limiting patterns of thought, behavior and language. Through conversation, practitioners observe the client’s language, eye movements, posture, breathing and gestures, in order to detect and help change unconscious patterns linked to the client’s emotional state. Nutritional counseling: Embracing a wide range of approaches, nutritionbased, 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.

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Orthomolecular medicine: Employs vitamins, minerals and amino acids to create nutritional content and balance in the body. Orthomolecular medicine targets a wide range of conditions, including depression, hypertension, cancer, schizophrenia and other mental and physiological disorders. 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. Oxygen therapies: Alters the body’s chemistry to help overcome disease, promote repair and improve overall function. Properly applied, oxygen may be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including infections, circulatory problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, allergies, cancer and multiple sclerosis. The major types of oxygen therapy used to treat illness are hyperbaric oxygen and ozone. Hydrogen peroxide therapy (oral or intravenous) can be dangerous and should be avoided. 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. Pilates: A structured system of small isolated movements that demands powerful focus on feeling every nuance of muscle action while working out on floor mats or

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machines. Emphasizes development of the torso’s abdominal power center, or core. More gentle than conventional exercises, Pilates, like yoga, yields long, lean, flexible muscles whose gracefully balanced movements readily translate into everyday activities like walking, sitting and bending. Can help in overcoming injuries. 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 syndromes, including degenerative arthritis, lower back, neck and joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, and torn ligaments and cartilage. Qigong and Tai chi: Qigong and Tai chi combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) in the body , improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to traditional Chinese medicine. Tai chi was originally a self-defense martial art descended from qigong and employed to promote inner peace and calm. Real Time EEG Neurofeedback: Involves direct training of brain function. Using computer processing to capture electrical activity in the brain, an individual can reward the brain with positive feedback, changing its activity to desired, more appropriate patterns. Gradually, the brain learns and remembers how to exhibit only the good patterns. 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.

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Specializing in Natural Medicine for over 25 years, Dr. Loquasto holds doctorates in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Chiropractic Internal Medicine. He is also a Master Herbalist as well as a certified Clinical and Dietitian Nutritionist. Dr. Loquasto offers custom formulations for specific conditions and non-invasive chelation therapy. In addition the following tests are done at the clinic: live cell microscope, circulation testing, EKG, pulmonary lung testing, bone density, x-ray, scanning for foot & ankle problems, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and blood testing for diabetes and other health issues. The goal is to restore and/ or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Regression therapies: Operate on the assumption that many physical, mental and emotional problems are extensions of unresolved problems from the past, such as childhood traumas. The practitioner uses hypnosis, or other altered states of consciousness, and relaxation techniques to access the source of “unfinished business,” and helps clients to analyze, integrate and release past traumas that are interfering with their current lives. Reflexology: A natural healing art based upon the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands that correspond to every part of the body. Correctly stimulating and applying pressure to the feet or hands increases circulation and promotes specifically designated bodily and muscular functions. Reiki: Means “universal life-force energy.” A method of activating and balancing the life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). Practitioners use light hand placements to channel healing energies to organs and glands or to align the body’s chakras (energy centers). Various techniques can ease emotional and mental distress, heal chronic and acute physical problems and achieve spiritual focus and clarity. Reiki can be a valuable addition to the work of chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses and others for whom the use of touch is essential and appropriate. Rolfing structural integration (Rolfing): A hands-on technique for deep tissue manipulation of the myofascial system, which is composed of the muscles and the connective tissue, or fascia, in order to restore the body’s natural alignment and sense of integration. As the body is released from old patterns and postures, the 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. 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 self-empowering and self-healing.

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Shiatsu: The most widely known form of acupressure, Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning finger pressure. The technique applies varying degrees of pressure to balance the life energy that flows through specific pathways, or meridians, in the body. Used to release tension and strengthen weak areas in order to facilitate even circulation, cleanse cells and improve the function of vital organs. Shiatsu may be used to help diagnose, prevent and relieve many chronic and acute conditions that manifest on both physical and emotional levels. Sound healing: Employs vocal and instrumental tones, generated internally or externally. When sounds are produced with healing intent, they can create sympathetic resonance in the physical and energy bodies. Sound healing also is used to bring discordant energy into balance and harmony. 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. 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. The Results System: A non-intrusive system using kinesiology (biofeedback via muscle testing) to identify and release body stressors at a cellular level, allowing the body to operate at the highest levels of efficiency possible. It may have a positive affect on conditions such as chemical imbalance, learning disorders, attention deficit disorders and alcoholism.

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savethedate Friday March 25, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm- Balance, Grasshopper, Balance! With Midi. There’s more to it than standing on one foot! Though students will practice those sometimes very frustrating one legged poses, they will also learn about creating balance in EVERY aspect of life. Friday April 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm- The Blood Type Diet Demystified! With Lisa Colasurdo. Discover the power of living according to your blood type. Learn the foods and lifestyle strategies that can bring weight loss, emotional well being, improved digestion, a strengthened immune system and overall improved health. Olde Mill Yoga and Wellness Center - 336 Bushkill Street, Tatamy. 610-438-0288

All levels welcome. 2- 4pm. $30 before 2/13, $40 thereafter. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522

ongoingevents Belly Dance Workshop – Hip Work and Layering. Yoga and Fitness With Hannah Nour. Add power and control to your drum solos! This workshop emphasizes proper alignment, placement and body mechanics to create crisp, strong hip articulations. This workshop is geared for intermediate/advanced students. 2-4pm. $40 before 2/6; $50 thereafter. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522 Restorative Yoga Workshop. With Alysha Pfeiffer. Restorative Yoga allows your mind to clear and your body to settle, bringing you physically and mentally into a state of conscious rest. Returning student receive $5 off. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Finding your Roots – Friday Night Delight! Explore, cleanse, and develop your roots with Ria Swift. 7-9pm. Strengthening t he root chakra improves our bodies,our stability, grounding, prosperity, right livelihood, and physical health. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642. Trance Dance Dynamic Meditation – With Joshua Duncan. Workshop & dance cleanses physical toxins and repressed emotions...liberating anxiety and stress. It creates inner-vitality and brightness, physical strength and exuberance, and increased personal power. No dance experience necessary. 7:15-9:15pm. $20 before 2/18. Easton Yoga 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610-923-7522.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 Flowing into Handstand – With Carrie Morgan Sunday. An invigorating vinyasa flow handstand workshop. Handstand will be incorporated into each sequence so that being upside down becomes as familiar to your system as being right side up! Music, love and laughter will help you to take flight into handstand! Class size is limited. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St., Bethlehem. 610.867.9642.

SUNDAY Anusara Inspired Yoga/Mixed Level - The practice follows the Universal Principles of Alignment(TM), while celebrating the heart and the beauty in all.  Anusara is a spiritual practice that embraces the beauty of diversity, truth and creative freedom of the Divine. 8-9:30am. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. Kundalini Yoga - Use movement, sound current, breath and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body.   Kundalini Yoga offers relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression and insomnia, as well as weight control.  10-11:30am. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. WE Awaken – Come and awaken the spiritual warrior in you…the love, joy, strength and peace that you carry within! A vigorous and inspiring yoga practice for intermediate to advanced yogis. 10:00-11:00 am with Leah. First session free. $10 suggested donation. West End Yoga Center, 2333 W. Highland St., Allentown. 484-860-3044. Tai Chi Study Group – For health youthfulness and longevity. To explore more deeply the theory, concepts, and forms of Tai Chi. $150, Attendees get up to 25 classes per month. 1-3pm. The School of Nursing (1628 W Chew St) 1st Sunday of every month. RSVP and questions, contact Michael Angelone at 610-944-0072. Kundalini Meditations with Special Topics – Join Prem Siri Kaur for a powerful beginner’s meditation class. Series of four weeks, students will sit for 31 minutes concentrating on breath, sound, and mudra combinations, relax to a gong healing and enjoy yogi tea and small snacks after each class. 12am-1:15pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. For info call 610-865-2523.

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WE Restore. Relax and renew in restful and supported postures in this restorative yoga class for all levels. 6:00-7:00 pm. First session free. $10 suggested donation/session. West End Yoga Center, 2333 W. Highland St., Allentown. 484-860-3044. Pre/Postnatal Yoga – For pre and post natal moms – babies welcome in this class! (pre-crawlers only). 6-wks/$75. Call to register. The Yoga Loft, 521 E 4th St., 3rd Fl. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Beginner’s Yoga 101 — 11:00-11:59am. Looking to try yoga but don’t know where to start? Learn basic yoga poses and breath work, while being introduced to various yoga styles. $85 for 8-week session begins 9/19 or $15 drop-in. Lehigh Valley Yoga. 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-5473325. $5 Community Classes – Great for beginner yoga students as well as an opportunity for more experienced students to deepen their practice. Blossoming teachers in the process of completing, a certified yoga school program, teach this class. $5 cash only, 5:30-6:45pm. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522.

MONDAY ZUMBA – A Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that includes Latin and International music and dance moves. Zumba integrates basic principles of aerobic, interval, and resistance training to maximize caloric output, cardiovascular improvements, and total body toning. 7:15-8:15pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-8679642 Yoga Level 1 & 2 – Focus on breath and alignment while flowing through the postures. This class is beginner friendly, modifications will be offered for anyone who needs them and more advanced variations will be offered for those want to work harder. 9:30-11am. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Anusara Inspired Yoga – Anusara yoga follows the Universal Principles of Alignment(TM), while celebrating the heart and the beauty in all. Anusara yoga is a spiritual practice that embraces the beauty of diversity, truth and creative freedom of the Divine. 9:30-11am. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth 610-746-5852. Qigong – Hilary Smith. Meld together physical movement, breath control and mental focus for improved immune function and sleep disorders, lowered blood pressure and blood sugar, cleansing the organs and much more. $84/8 wks (incl. TaiChi $158/8 wks), Twin Ponds, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355 ZUMBA – Join the Party! Come to Advantage Nutrition & Wellness in Bethlehem for this fun & energetic class. Zumba helps you burn calories, improve your cardiovascular health and more! Class series offered both Mon & Wed from 6-7 PM. Six-week class series for only $30! To register contact Tara at 610-443-1885. Kundalini Yoga & Meditation: Special Topics – This energetic class incorporates movement, breath work and other yogic techniques designed to target specific mind and body functions for optimal health. Topic for Dec/Jan is the Fountain Of Youth. 5:306:55pm, The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem 521 East 4th ST., Bethlehem

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YogAnatomy - Practice with an intelligent mind for comfort in your body and ease of spirit. Also, Children’s Creative Yoga going on at same time. Perfect class to engage you and your child’s natural energy. 4:30-6. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852.

Mat Pilates: Core – With Paola Montes . This class integrates Pilates Principles to awaken and connect with your core, increase strength and flexibility, improve inner focus, and more! 5:30 – 6:30pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 E 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.

Laughing Yoga (2nd & 4th wks) – Carol Siddiqi. We laugh, move, breathe, and have fun while allowing the endorphins to flow. This has a powerful preventive and therapeutic value. 6:30-7:30 pm, $7/wk, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355

Hot Flow Yoga/Level 2 – Hot vinyasa flow yoga class with creative sequencing that will include more intermediate variations of your favorite postures. The heat will help to warm your muscles up quickly allowing you to move deeper into the postures and sweating is a great way to detoxify the body. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.

Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga – Gentle vinyasa flow yoga for mixed levels. Take time to honor the body and the spirit. Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township every Monday 7:15pm-8:05pm. $5/walk-in. 610-252-2098.

TUESDAY $5 Kids Yoga (ages 3-6) – A fun and interactive way to let your children explore body awareness as they move and grow into their youth.  Great way to build new friendships! 12:30-1:30pm. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. Cardio Walking Class – Roe Davis. Join us for this indoor, low impact walking class which will provide a warm up, brisk walk and a cool down. Also included, is muscle toning and stretching to complete your workout. 10-11am $80/ 6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 610.395.3355 Mat Pilates – Roe Davis. A conditioning exercise that incorporates resistance, balance, and stretching with emphasis on the core of the body. This form of exercise strengthens every muscle in the body. Better posture, stronger abdominals and back are a few of the benefits.6-7pm. $80/6 wks, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355 Core Power Yoga — 10:00-11:15am. Like the challenge and flow of an Ashtanga class, but seeking a more varied, personalized practice? This class emphasizes building core strength and self-awareness. Be prepared to sweat and work out! $15 drop-in. Lehigh Valley Yoga. 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-547-3325. Kundalini Yoga Foundations – Kundalini Yoga is the most powerful and effective forms of yoga available today.  Students will enjoy teachings, exercises and meditations that will explore the roots and fundamental basics.  Experience stress relief and higher consciousness! 11am-12:15pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610-865-2523. Ashtanga Yoga, Primary, Series, level 2 – Jen Kelly. For students with no or limited experience in Ashtanga Yoga for the purpose of learning the primary series with modifications. 10:00-11:15 am, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355

Gentle & Restorative Yoga – With Alysha Pfeiffer. This class is for those who would like to work at a slower pace, or anyone who has not been physically active lately and would like to ease themselves into movement. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642

WEDNESDAYS Hot Yoga- Come and practice Hot Yoga with Randi every Wednesday night 7:00 pm.  Ideal for yoga students and athletes looking for a challenge. L.V. Yoga, 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 610-776-2676 Core Power Yoga — 7:30-8:30pm. Like the challenge and flow of an Ashtanga class, but seeking a more varied, personalized practice? This class emphasizes building core strength and self-awareness. Be prepared to sweat and work out! $15 drop-in. Lehigh Valley Yoga. 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-547-3325. Kundalini Yoga with Ravi Hari - Join veteran certified instructor and psychotherapist, Ravi Hari for this dynamic blend of movement, breath, postures, and sound. 25 yrs exp. Prepare to move and to be moved. All levels. 6-7:30 pm. $15. North Bethlehem location. For information 610-868-1296. Beginner’s Yoga 101 – Joe Premecz. A great class for those who want to become more flexible, stronger, and start to adopt the techniques for relaxation to combat life’s daily stress. 5:30-6:30 pm, $75/ 6wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355 Power Yoga Intensive — 6:00-7:00pm. Short on time? This intense vinyasa-flow work out cultivates core strength, flexibility, and inner peace. Be prepared to sweat! $15 drop-in. Lehigh Valley Yoga. 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-547-3325. Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Special Topics – This energetic class incorporates movement, breath work and other yogic techniques designed to target specific mind and body functions for optimal health. Topic for Dec/Jan is the Fountain Of Youth.  5:30-6:55pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem For info call 610-865-2523.

Slim Yoga Series – This one-hour yoga class takes principles of safe and effective asana practice and integrates them with the concept of High-Intensity Interval Training which has been shown to increase metabolism around the clock. 5-5:55pm. The Yoga Loft. 521 E. 4th St. Bethlehem.

$5 Kids Yoga (ages 7-11) - A fun and interactive way to let your children explore body awareness as they move and grow into their youth.  Great way to build new friendships! 4:30-5:25pm.  Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852.

Tai Chi – With Hilary Smith. Tai Chi, often called moving meditation, is a discipline that integrates mind, body and spirit as you practice a series of slow-moving martial arts exercises, called “forms”. 6:30-7:45pm The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E. 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642

Tai Chi – A Moving Meditation – Hilary Smith. Learn to keep the muscles active but relaxed, the mind alert but calm, and body movements flowing but well coordinated. 5:30-6:30 pm, $84/8 wks, call for start dates. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355

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YogaRhythms – A yoga flow choreographed to music combining asana with movement. Definitely fun, challenging and different than anything you’ve ever tried before. 7:30 pm. Lehigh Valley Yoga, 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-547-3325. ZUMBA – Join the Party! Come to Advantage Nutrition & Wellness in Bethlehem for this fun & energetic class. Zumba helps you burn calories, improve your cardiovascular health and more! Class series offered both Mondays & Wednesdays from 6-7 PM. 6wks/$30. To register contact Tara at 610-443-1885.

tHursdAY Beginner’s Yoga– Bonita Cassel. Attention to alignment and self love make this class a perfect one for those beginning or challenged with limitations. Also available Wed & Fri, 5:45 -6:45 pm, $75/ 6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355 Yoga Flow, Slow & Gentle – LeeAnn Price. These postures and breathing techniques along with meditation and relaxation will bring you to a state of peace and tranquility. 6:00-7:15 pm, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355 Chakra Yoga – This kundalini yoga based class incorporates all the best of yoga philosophy and ancient yogic techniques to balance, realign, awaken, and clear the chakras, the energetic counterparts to the body’s glands and nerve networks. An amazing workout for body, mind and spirit. 7:15-8:45pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. Call 610-865-2523. $5 HourYoga/Level 2 Flow - An early morning class to start the day with a challenging class to build strength, flexibility and stamina. A wonderful way to get your energy flowing! 7-8am, Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. Yoga & Nutrition - Certified Yoga teacher & registered dietitian will teach you how to move your body and learn to live in all aspects of your life mindfully, including nourishment to support a healthy and fit body. A life changing class to help you live a healthier lifestyle. 9:30-11am. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth PA, 610-746-5852. Gentle Restorative Yoga – Restorative yoga uses props such as blankets, bolsters, and blocks to create a practice of mindful relaxation. This practice is for everyone wishing to bring serenity to body, mind, and spirit as we bring calm and peace to self. 5:307pm. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852.

Gentle Restorative & Level 1&2 – Restorative yoga brings serenity to body, mind, and spirit as we bring calm and peace to self. Level 1-2 Yoga teaches poses with alignment principles, to keep the body safe, connecting to breath, and your inner strength and spirit. 5:30-7pm Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. Mat Pilates: Core – With Paola Montes . This class integrates Pilates Principles to awaken and connect with your core, increase strength and flexibility, improve inner focus, and more! 5:30 – 6:30pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 E 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Tai Chi – With Hilary Smith. Tai Chi, often called moving meditation, is a discipline that integrates mind, body and spirit as you practice a series of slow-moving martial arts exercises, called “forms”. 6:30-7:45pm The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E. 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642 Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga - Gentle vinyasa flow yoga for mixed levels. Take time to honor the body and the spirit. Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township every Thursday 9:30am-10:20am and 7pm-7:50pm. $5/walk-in. 610-252-2098. Yoga/Gentle & Restorative – With Deanna Nagle. This class is for those who would like to work at a slower pace, or anyone who has not been physically active lately and would like to ease themselves into movement. 7:30-8:45pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St., Bethlehem. 610.867.9642.

fridAY Yoga Level 2/3 – With Brian Toseland - Join Brian for a challenging and inspiring flow practice.This class is for those who wish to deepen there practice leave negativity on the yoga mat to start the weekend right. 4:30-5:55pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. WE Happy Hour. Instead of putting on the calories, burn them off! Flow with your breath from pose-to-pose and within a pose in this energetic and fun yoga class. Begin your weekend with a clear mind and strong body. Intermediate level. 5:306:30pm with Leah. First session free. $10 donation/ session. West End Yoga Center, 2333 W. Highland St., Allentown. 484-860-3044. Gentle Yoga – Growing our Gusto for Infinite Goodness. Weekly donation-based yoga class in Easton. Beginners, all levels and all ages welcome. Class leans toward gentle yoga, with playful and uplifting energy. 5-6pm at Kim’s Healing Center, 1223 Butler St., Easton. Call 610-559-7280 to sign up.

Yoga/ Feldenkrais® - Carol Siddiqi. To rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, join us to experience the three powerful disciplines of Yoga (incl. Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws), Feldenkrais and breathing techniques. 11:30 am-12:30 pm, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 610.395.3355 Happy Hour Yoga – Start your weekend off right! Join us for a mixed level flow yoga class with 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Brian Toseland. 5:306:45pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E. 4th St. Bethlehem. 610.867.9642 FREE Intro to Yoga – Every First Friday. 7–8pm. Call to register. The Yoga Loft 521 E 4th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Hot Yoga- Come and practice Hot Yoga with Randi every Friday nite at 6:00 pm. Ideal for yoga students and athletes looking for a challenge. L.V. Yoga, 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 610-776-2676

sAturdAY Ashtanga Yoga RE-mix – LeeAnn Price. Ashtanga yoga with a non traditional, playful approach. You’ll be challenged according to your experience level from beginners to intermediate students. .10:3011:45 am, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355 $5 Community Classes – Great for beginner yoga students as well as an opportunity for more experienced students to deepen their practice. Blossoming teachers teach this class. $5 cash only. 11am- 12:15pm. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522 Power Fusion – For those looking for an athletic practice. boost to your bandha control (abdominals) endurance, and confidence in your inversions. There is always something new to try to keep your practice expanding. Every Saturday at 9:30. Lehigh Valley Yoga, 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484547-3325. Core Power Yoga — 8:30-9:30am. Rise and shine! This challenging, vinyasa-flow class cultivates greater core strength and self-awareness. Be prepared to sweat and work out! $10 drop-in. West End Yoga Center. 2333 West Highland St., Allentown. 484-547-3325. Rise & Shine Yoga - Mixed Level 8:00-9:15 AM Creating an energetic start to your weekend. This class is recommended for those that want a more vigorous, energetic, flowing class. It will be an uplifting practice! Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth PA, 610-746-5852.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 7:30-9:00 PM, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610.395.3355

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Advanced Discussion & Support Group (meditation course is a prerequisite) – Greg Schweitzer. Enjoy a group interactive discussion of literature relevant to the expansion of consciousness, group meditation and check-up by Greg. Meets monthly, 6:00-7:15 pm, $15, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 9:00-10:30 am, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610.395.3355 Ask Dr. Maulfair – An afternoon of freewheeling discussion, take it where you want to go. Dr. Maulfair will give his perspective on your interests and questions regarding health care and innovative, complementary medicine. Bring your concerns and questions and utilize this time to pick his brain! Bring loved ones, family and friends. Noon. Complimentary. Maulfair Medical Center, 403 N Main St, Topton. 610-682-2104.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Singing Bowl Meditation – Relax, recharge, refocus and repair in this powerful meditation. Seven quartz crystal singing bowls are used to quickly and effectively open the door to your inner landscape, quieting mind ‘chatter’, and bringing you face to face with the power of you.  7-8 pm, $20, Mount Eden Retreat, 56 Millpond Road, Washington NJ . 908-399-4355. Weight Control Group – 4 sessions: Tues. Feb. 8th & 22nd and March 8th& 22nd. 6-7:30PM. $175 includes Manual, CDs, & DVDs. For more information or to register contact: Bev Bley, L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610-797-8250. 2020 Downyflake Lane, Suite 302B Allentown.

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Nutrition 101 – Join us for an evening of ancient knowledge to support cellular healing with the foods that bring the living organism (the body) back to life and youthful. 6:30-7:30pm. $7/$9. Pathways Holistic Center, 4833 Chestnut St, Emmaus. Please register at www.eastpennsd.org  The Dynamic Duo – Learn how the conscious and subconscious minds can work in unison and harmony to enhance your health, happiness and productivity. $25. For more information or to register contact: Bev Bley, L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610-7978250. Location: 2020 Downyflake Lane, Suite 302B Allentown. Ten-Week Pottery Course – Realize your creativity. Touching, shaping the clay from the earth - forming it into gorgeous offerings from oneself - to be seen and loved for years to come.  A great gift giving class. 10 Thursdays Feb. 8 through Apr 12. Start anytime. 6:308:30pm. Pathways Holistic Center, 4833 Chestnut St. Please register at www.eastpennsd.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Green Drinks – This environmental cocktail hour is an informal monthly mixer that brings together folks who are interested in sustainable business, policy and living. 5:30 pm every second Wednesday of each month. Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging for Breast Health Assessment – Dr. Getson. This is a safe. non-radiologic, and pain free state of the art, FDA approved technology that detects changes at the cellular level in early stages of some diseases. Call 856.596.5834 for appointment at Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Native Songwriter Concert –Award-winning songwriter, Jackie Tice, brings her ensemble to Godfrey Daniels Listening Club in Bethlehem for a night of original Acoustic World Folk and Native American flute pieces. Nominated Best Female Artist at the NAMMYS. 8pm. $17.50, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, 610-867-2390

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 13 Self-Healing Sunday – Two time cancer survivor, Ria Swift, will discuss self-healing techniques in this informative, experiential, and engaging talk. Leave with your mind wide open and an entirely new take on health & humanity. 1-3 pm. Alternative Healthcare , 2358 Sunshine Rd., Suite 105 Allentown. 610-791-1045.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Dealing with Your Inner Critic, A Great Valentine’s Day Gift for Others & Yourself! – Steve Gunn. Learn strategies to move past your inner critic, the voice of doubt and fear that can stop you in your tracks when you are ready to move ahead in your business and your life. 7:00-8:30 pm. $20, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355

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savethedate Eliminate Limiting Self-Talk and Create the Life You Want - Thursdays Feb 10–March 10 - 7:00 pm–9:30 pm. Continuing Education Division / Course Number PRS691A2. Five Consecutive Thursdays. Warren County Community College. Room 230, $165 for the entire series includes handouts and journal. For more info visit:  http:// www.warren.edu/docs/CE_Spring2011_schedule_web.pdf God & Goddess in the Mirror Weekend Retreat April 15, 16 & 17th-For more information and a description visit http://www.dancingdragonflieswisdom.com/our-personal-developmentprograms/Reserve your spot by completing our Registration form.

savethedate A New Experience Healing Services Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. - Are you suffering in mind, body or spirit?  Consider the opportunity to experience Prayer,  Anointing, and the Laying on of Hands for yourself or a loved one at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3900 Mechanicsville Rd., Whitehall.  Call 610-435-3901 for more information.

savethedate Health and Martial Arts Festival & Symposium. Mensch Mill Conference and Retreat Center. May 19 through 22, 2011- Join us for four fun-filled days of health seminars, research presentations, and martial arts workshops. Health Expo is free and open to the public. Deadline for early bird registration of the event: March 15, 2011 Taijiquan Enthusiasts Organization & Pacem In Vita Institute. PO Box 564, Douglassville, PA 19518. Phone: 610-689-0571 or 484-332-3331 CJRhoads@TaijiquanEnthusiasts.org or Stella@ PacemInVita.org Register On-line at www.TaijiquanEnthusiasts.org or www.PacemInVita.org

savethedate Tools for a Greater Life – Winter/Spring Lecture and Seminar Series 2011- Meditation Boot Camp Intro and Ask the Acupuncturist, after a Q&A session about Acupuncture we will begin the meditation discussion and work shop followed by an in depth class the following day. Friday February 18, 2011 7pm Free Lecture:  Meditation Boot Camp - Learn 10 different ways to meditate and jumpstart your meditation practice for the new year. Includes mantras, qi gong style and other energetic practices taken from many of the best traditions. Saturday February 19 2011. 1-4 pm $45. Lisa Baas Acupuncture, 860 Broad St. Suite 100, Emmaus. 610.967 0515


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Upper Bucks, Near Lake Nockamixon 3620 Sterner Mill Road, Quakertown PA www.greenshirearts.org 215-538-0976 Please register for all activities. Child-Centered Education: Discussion - February 15, 11am – 1pm - A child-centered approach to education. Creating a family lifestyle that is based on trust and respect. Sandra Dodd and Amy Childs share their experience, knowledge and passions about homeschooling, unschooling, self-directed learning, and how to create an environment in which children can learn and thrive. http://sandradodd. com/unschooling. Bring lunch, snacks. Children welcome. Donation. Breema®: An Innovative California-Based Healing Method - FREE Introductory Event, February 8, 15: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Breema bodywork and Self-Breema exercises are phenomenal catalysts for the body’s self-healing processes, promoting a higher level of physical flexibility, vitality, mental clarity, emotional balance. Breema creates harmony and balance between mind, feelings, and body, and in relationship to ourselves, others, and all life. Mini-sessions, demonstration and introduction to Nine Principles of Harmony. Workshop to follow on February 27. Matthew Tousignant and Sara Fishkin. www.breema.com. Free-will Donation.   Sound Journeying through the Chakras, February 26, 10am – 12pm- A transformational journey through the 7 wheels of consciousness. After an overview of the Chakra System and Sound Healing, we’ll move through the 7 Chakras from root to crown in a guided meditation, learning experientially through sound about these spinning ‘wheels of light’ and their very practical application to our lives. Feel the soundscape of crystal singing bowls, Native American Flutes, Tibetan Bowls, and other sound healing instruments re-frequencing each chakra while finding your own unique, dynamic balance. Valarie and Ian Haag of Rainbows of Healing Center. $25. Two people: $40. Learn Breema®: The Art of Being Present February 27: 1pm – 4pm- Explore Breema’s practical approach to purposeful living: ways of moving, thinking, and feeling, in harmony with universal principles. By studying and applying Breema’s Nine Principles of Harmony and practicing basic exercises, you can move from complication toward simplicity, and cultivate an openhearted and openminded posture toward life. No prior bodywork experience necessary. Free mini-sessions. Matthew Tousignant and Sara Fishkin. www.breema. com. $40. Reiki Training: This powerful healing modality and philosophy of life is especially taught in a way that will enhance your spiritual awareness. Reiki I: February 19. Reiki II: March 5. Inter-Faith Devotionals - Bi-monthly, 2nd & 4th Wed evenings, 7:30pm – 8:30pm - A time set aside for quiet reflection, and sharing of thoughts or short readings. People of all faiths are invited into this sacred realm of love and acceptance. Donation. Spiritual Discussion Group - One Hour before Devotionals, 6:30pm – 7:30pm - Explore various aspects of spirituality through discussion of questions, experiences, and spiritual teachings by various authors.

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Ask the Doc – An open forum for your questions about nutrition, alternative practices and any health concerns you may have.  A private area will be available at the end of the discussion for personal questions and free consultation using Nutrition Response Testing. 7pm. Limited seating, please reserve. Alternative Healthcare, 2358 Sunshine Rd., Suite 105 Allentown. 610-791-1045.

receiving support to take action to move your business to the next level. Includes 1 ind. & 1 group coaching session. 6:30-8:30 pm, $197 ($147 by 2/1/11 reg.) Twin Ponds Center 610.395.3355

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Smoking Cessation Group – 3 sessions: Feb. 22nd and March 8th& 22nd. 7:30-8:30pm. $150 includes Manual, CDs, & DVD. For more information or to register contact: Bev Bley L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610-797-8250. Downyflake Lane, Suite 302B Allentown.

Eat, Meditate, Love Series – Perfect Health Seminar – New teachings, spontaneous and unique to the group each month. Conversations with Teachers/ Students of Deepak Chopra, M.D., Helene Leonetti, M.D.& Greg Schweitzer, DAy. Join us to discuss the basics of a healthy happy life. Nourish your body, mind and spirit – eat, meditate, love. Start your new year with wise teachings and inspiration. 6:30-8:30 pm, $25, Twin Ponds Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 7:30-9:00 PM, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610.395.3355 Food Combining & Weight Loss – Join us for a night of understanding the ancient ways to promote cellular healing, youthful skin and organs, weight loss, sleep improvement, enhancement of mental clarity and a greater sense of self. 6:30-7:30pm. $7/$9. Pathways Holistic Center. 4833 Chestnut St, Emmaus. Please register at www.eastpennsd.org 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 9:00-10:30 am, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610.395.3355 Feel Your Way into Health with EFT – Meg Deak. Understand how your emotions rule your health, discover how to change the feelings that make you sick and examine the link between thoughts and feelings. 1:00-4:00 pm, $60, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355 Circulatory Problems and the Science or Chelation – Dr. Maulfair will address the problems of aging including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and lack of energy. Explains the causes of these problems and they are not what you have been led to believe. Learn the reasons Chelation therapy works as a treatment and a preventive program for problems of aging. Noon. Complimentary. Maulfair Medical Center, 403 N Main St, Topton. 610-682-2104.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Focus Your Energy, Build Your Business - Steve Gunn. A Mastering Life’s Energy 6 wk. book study for small business owners and independent professionals. Learn simple, powerful tools while

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Sprouting 101 - How simple it is to sprout. Why you would consider sprouts as a food source.  How cost effective sprouting at home is.  The amazing nutritional value of sprouts (hydroponic and micogreens).  Additional charges for sprouting trays. 6-7pm. $7/$9. Pathways Holistic Center, 4833 Chestnut St. Emmaus. Please register at www.eastpennsd.org  Create Your Own Terra-Cotta Sprouting Tray – Not a pre-requisite for sprouting 101, but encouraged!  Create your own spouting tray with pottery - many sprouts do great in clay.  Additional charges for sprouting trays. $20. Pathways Holistic Center, 4833 Chestnut St. Emmaus. Please register at www.eastpennsd.org 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Anxiety & Depression, “A Dr. Tom Talk – A functional approach to care - treating the cause and not the symptom!” Learn the causes of anxiety and depression, why medications often times don’t work, ways to find out what’s causing the problem, and natural treatment protocols that may correct it. 7:00-8:00 pm, $20, Twin Pond Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Chicken Dinner Fundraiser – Fried chicken, potato salad, macaroni & cheese, collard greens, corn bread, & for dessert sweet potato pie or banana pudding. $7 adults, $4 children with preorder; $8adult, $5 children @door. Takeout available. Benefits Unity House, 119 W. Street Bethlehem. 610-691-1580

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 6 FREE DEMOS of Bodywork: Nerve Manipulation (9:00 am), Trager® Approach (10:00 am), Coordination Pattern™ Training, 11:00, Feldenkrais® Method (1:00 pm), Structural Integration (2:00 pm), Thai Yoga Massage (3:00 pm). Attend one or more of these demonstrations to see and hear how these healing techniques may help you. Twin Ponds Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 InterPlay – Sarah Carlson. Join us for stories, stillness, movement and music to unlock the wisdom of the body. InterPlay teaches the language and ethic of play in a deep and powerful way. Discover the ease and amusement within yourself. (4th Sun. ea. month), 2:00-5:00 pm, $10, Twin Ponds Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355


ongoingevents natural health DAILY Care Alternatives Volunteers – Care Alternatives is actively recruiting Reiki Practitioners, Certified Massage Therapists and Comfort Volunteers to impact the lives of Hospice patients. 866-821-1212. Bodywork & Massage – over 20 different types are now available in our safe and supportive environment to help you achieve a relaxed and healthier mind, body and spirit. Call for appointment. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355 Counseling – Teens & adults, manage stress and anxiety, relieve anger, guilt and sadness, recover from trauma, abuse and addictions; sustain positive new attitudes. Call for appointment. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610395-3355 Insomnia Relief – Experience deep healing sleep! Vibro/neuroacoustic technology retrains your brain and central nervous system to go into the deep rest of delta sleep, which allows you to be at your best during the day. Call for appointment. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610395-3355

SUNDAY Labyrinth Walk – 4th Sunday of every month from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Public welcome. Donations accepted to support to outside labyrynth construction project. The Labyrinth is a tool for embracing spirituality. Contact Beverly Marriner, certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator at 610 625-4010. Sunday Services – Metaphysical and non-denominational. Rev. Lloyd Moll, Pastor - Unique Sunday services 10:30 am. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street Allentown PA. 610-776-7211 

MONDAY Community Exchange Time Bank - When neighbors exchange services everyone benefits. Group Orientations held on the Third Monday of each month at The Center for Healthy Aging at LV Hospital, 17th and Chew Streets, Allentown. 610-969-2486 for more information. Energy Exchange Workshop – Second Monday of each month. Learn a generic and effective way to experience and benefit from the energy of Universal Intelligence from trained and dedicated facilitators.   One-on-one sessions personally tailored and confidential.  Be a recipient or bring a friend.  Offering received. 1 pm. School of Nursing auditorium; 17th and Chew Sts, Allentown. 215-679-6051  

Group Therapy – Dr. Laurane McGlynn, Clinical Psychologist. Join us to experience Women’s Health and Wellness Psychotherapy group, 6:30-8, $25, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area  610.395.3355

TUESDAY Restorative Yoga – A class designed to relax and rejuvenate the body. These comfortable restorative postures are crated by using blankets, blocks and other yoga props. Gentle breathing techniques are also utilized. Learn how to open your body, relax and relieve chronic pain. No yoga experience necessary. 7:30-8:45pm $14. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E. 4th St. 3rd Floor, Bethlehem. 610-867-9642 Coordination Pattern™ Movement Training – Betsy Wetzig. With simple, easy exercises, learn to understand and use the essential connection between your movement and your mind to improve the way you function, both physically & mentally. 6:45-7:45 pm, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355 Group Coaching – Create The Results You Want in Your Life with Gail Nape. Your potential is extraordinary and you have within you, right now, the ability to create almost any result you want in your life. Are you ready? Call for days/ times/ fees of teleconference coaching groups. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 610.395.3355 MAREA Meeting – Monthly meetings of the MidAtlantic Renewable Energy Association held the last Tuesday of the month. Open to the public and free of charge. Held at TEK Park in Breinigsville at 7p.m. We often have a post-meeting meeting for people who want to get involved with planning the annual Energy Festival. Visit www.themarea.org for more information.

WEDNESDAY Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy - Camille Llewellyn. A deeper connection with self is experienced using assisted yoga techniques and elements of contemporary body-mind psychology. Focused breathing then fosters release, personal growth and healing. $80/ session. Call for appointment, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355 Spiritual Healing and Meditation ��� 7 PM - 9 PM - 1st Wednesday of the months of October thru June. Weather permitting. Everyone is welcome. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street Allentown PA. 610-791-2641 Group Therapy – Dr. Laurane McGlynn, Clinical Psychologist. Join us to experience holistic group psychotherapy: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, 5:30-7pm or General therapy Group for Men and For Women, 7-8:30pm. $25. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area. 610.395.335

THURSDAY Patanjali Yoga Sutras – This meetup is a study group for those seekers who are looking for a more practical explanation & translation of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Every Thursday 6-8pm. Bethlehem South Side Branch Library, 400 Webster St. Bethlehem. For more information call Paul at 484-695-6880 Group Therapy – Dr. Laurane McGlynn, Clinical Psychologist. Join us to experience holistic group psychotherapy: Chronic Medical Illness, 5:00-6:30 pm or Transitions group for recently separated or divorced individuals. 6:30-8:00 pm, $25/hour, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355 Coordination Pattern™ Movement Training – Betsy Wetzig. With simple, easy exercises, learn to understand and use the essential connection between your movement and your mind to improve the way you function, both physically & mentally. 7- 8 pm, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355 Free Herbal Consultations – Learn a natural way to address health and wellness issues. Herbalist available for Free Mini Consult, Every Thursday 11am -5pm. David Harder RH (AHG) at Nature’s Way, Easton. 610-253-0940. Community Exchange Time Bank - When neighbors exchange services everyone benefits. Group Orientations held on the 1st Wednesday of each month 6-8pm at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenburg Campus, RT22 and Shoenersville Rd, Bethlehem. 610-969-2486 for more information. Bike Lessons – Learn to ride a bicycle at any age. Ride confidently in any traffic situation. Learn how to maintain/repair your bicycle. Year-round at the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC), the hub of CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation.  All classes taught by certified instructors.  Located in downtown Bethlehem, Call 610-954-5744

SATURDAY Mini Spiritual Holistic Fair – 2nd Saturday of the months of March, April, June, August, October, and November. 10 am to 3 pm. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street Allentown PA. 610-776-7211 Parents &Tots, Moves 4 Understanding – Coordination Pattern™ Training, Betsy Wetzig. So much more than fun and exercise – helps with learning and behavior styles, family communication and improved physical condition. (1st & 3rd Sat ea month), $75/6 wks. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355 Bike Lessons – Learn to ride a bicycle at any age. Ride confidently in any traffic situation. Learn how to maintain/repair your bicycle. Year-round at the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC), the hub of CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation.  All classes taught by certified instructors.  Located in downtown Bethlehem, Call 610-954-5744

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