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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.

32 5 newsbriefs 20 fitbody 18 CELLULITE: 25 healthbrief New Look on the old Problem 26 naturalpet 32 26 healingways 20 ALIGNING FOR 28 consciouseating FITNESS Chiropractic Care Prevents 30 greenliving Injury, Boosts Performance 32 farmers’markets 18 33 yogaandpilates 22 WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE‌ 33 36 calendar But Will There Be Enough? 44 community 20 by Anna Golub

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28 LIQUID NUTRITION Water Myths and Truths by Catherine Guthrie




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s I write this, I am preparing for a ten day vacation, and my thoughts are very scattered. Getting the magazine to print, the house in order and suitcases packed is a lot to keep track of and I hope it all comes out ok. When I get back, the October issue will be here and the distribution will begin. Even more exciting is that September marked Rhode Island Natural Awakenings third year anniversary! I hope you will join us in celebrating on October 26 at Encore in North Providence. This month’s feature editorial Water, Water Everywhere… important reading. Like the many referenced in the article, I also felt water is not as important a limited natural resource as the fossil fuels we hear so much about. But it seems that once you factor in all that we have done to manipulate it, the picture changes. Some years ago, Bill and I spent a week in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We laughed because every day was perfect – blue sky, no clouds. The fact is that it is a dessert peninsula, and only gets by some estimates between 10 – 12 inches of rain all year. There are many resorts, restaurants, and some beautiful flowers and landscapes in the area. These are all artificially created through the wonders of desalination of the water from the ocean, which seems to create more problems than it solves from the amount of energy it uses. When we dam rivers to redirect water to deserts like Las Vegas, or for farms to produce the ever growing demand for food, we also ignore water’s limits and undervalue nature. Oddly enough on a planet that is 2/3 covered in water it is not enough. The truth is there will soon be nine billion people all vying for the same water sources and at the rates we use it, there really isn’t enough. On the same water subject, it was good to read Catherine Guthrie’s Liquid Nutrition on page 28. According to Guthrie, we consume water in so many different ways; it does not just have to be water as we think it to be. While we need to be conscious of not dehydrating, we do not need to drink so much water we float away. As with everything, balance and moderation play a role in our health. I love my cats and I love that we have a pet health section in Natural Awakenings most months. On the subject of fluids and health, have a look at Urinary Health on page 26 to learn about keeping things flowing in your pets. I did notice something missing from this and wanted to share it with you. Last year, one of our cats was obviously not well. He wasn’t eating, was vomiting, was weak and seemed to be having litter box issues. Bringing him to the emergency vet on a Sunday night, we learned about Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) with a Urethral Obstruction. With the help of the vet, we were able to clear the blockage. We are so grateful we caught it in time. As we understand it, this can be fairly common in cats (especially males) and could have been fatal. Keep an eye out for it. I wish you all a very happy Indian Summer and look forward to seeing you at Encore!

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newsbriefs Natural Awakenings Celebrates Three Years of Healthy Living


hode Island has made great strides over the past several years toward becoming stronger and healthier individuals. With the help of medical and fitness practitioners, instructors, coaches and others, we at Natural Awakenings are grateful and proud of our part in this movement. To celebrate our third year anniversary, we invite you to come together with like minded individuals to network with us October 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Encore, 1058 Charles St in North Providence. Healthy snacks will be provided, and the restaurant will be open for all other requests. Come join us, and connect off the page with other like-minded individuals. For the better part of the last three years, Natural Awakenings has brought readers and professionals together to strengthen the health of individuals and communities. From chiropractic care to green business strategies and energy efficiency, building a healthy, sustainable community is what Natural Awakenings is all about.

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medicines. Picard, a licensed naturopathic physician, has been providing gentle, effective natural health care to Rhode Island and surrounding areas since 2005. Nature Cures clinic is a general practice treating both acute and chronic problems using natural therapies. Although Dr. Picard treats patients of all ages, she has a special place in her heart for children. Dedicated to helping those youngsters with behavioral or developmental concerns, she has completed physician’s training with the Autism Research Institute. At the heart of her practice is the belief that the human body can heal when obstacles are identified and removed and the proper care and support are provided. It is her hope that supporting her patients on their healing journeys will translate into a healthier community, and increased well-being for all. Nature Cures Naturopathic Clinic is located at 250 Eddie Dowling Hwy. in North Smithfield. To make an appointment, call 401-597-0477. For more information, visit

Facial Reflexology at Body-Wise Named Editor’s Choice


acial Reflexology at Body-Wise Therapeutics has been named Editor’s Choice for Whole Body Relief by Rhode Island Monthly in its annual Best of Rhode Island® list. Laura Clark of Body-Wise says the Facial Reflexology SorensensistemTM method is a new holistic complementary therapy that helps individuals look good and feel good. It integrates three ancient alternative healing therapies—Traditional Chinese Meridians and Points, Vietnamese Face Mapping and South American Mapuche Facial Reflex Zones—with modern neuro-anatomy. She adds that Facial Reflexology may be used to assist in the treatment of specific conditions, to maintain ones health, or purely for facial rejuvenation and deep relaxation. The therapy does not claim to cure, but does enhance and assist in the treatment and healing of many conditions including allergies, anxiety and stress, arthritic conditions, asthma, depression, digestive problem, fibromyalgia, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, infertility, hyperactivity, joint problems, muscular aches and pain, respiratory problems and more. “This treatment, combined with a neck and shoulder stone massage, creates the signature treatment at Body-Wise that is described in Rhode Island Monthly,” explains Clark. “The power of both treatments in one session is exponential healing for the body and mind.” Body-Wise Therapeutics is located at 575 East Main Road in Middletown. To schedule an appointment, call 401-848-9825. For more information, visit See ad on page 25.


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All Hallows Eve Psychic Fair


he first annual All Hallows Eve Psychic Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel in Warwick on October 30. The fair is meant to be a place where patrons can relax, open their mind and find inner guidance on the road to enlightenment and good health. The event will feature aura phoMyrna Lamb tography, angel readings, tarot card readings, feng shui consultations, massage therapy, reflexology, energy modalities, seminars, vendors and more. Professional astrologer, author and radio host, Myrna Lamb, will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $8. The Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel is located at 1850 Post Road in Warwick. For more information, visit See ad on this page.

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newsbriefs Ch’i Spa Celebrates First Anniversary


h’i Spa is celebrating its one year anniversary in Providence with a Customer Appreciation Month. Throughout October, all new and existing customers will receive 20 percent off of all services. A tranquil and relaxing environment, Ch’i Spa offers a wide variety of services including facials, massage, makeup applications and lessons, eyelash extensions, full body waxing, and more. The spa’s name is rooted in the traditional Chinese philosophy of ch’i, the universal life force energy that governs well-being and personal vitality. According to owner Samantha Bankowski, ch’i represents eternal energy in which the world needs to survive. In order for people to maintain good health, it is believed that ch’i must flow freely within the body. Bankowski says she and her staff are dedicated to not only providing unparalleled service, but exceeding each client’s expectations from the time they book their appointment. Ch’i Spa is located at 1455 Mineral Spring Avenue, Suite 6, in Providence. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 401-353-3101 or visit See ad on page 17.

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ngelnook Publishing, publisher of divinely inspired art, has announced the addition of Frantisek Strouhal as a featured artist to its new gallery in Cranston. Born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, from a family of painters and artists, Frantisek Strouhal’s interest in art has always been focused on the traditional and classical painters. He has since combined his love of the old with a passion for the new in becoming a master bromoil artist. He says his choices of brush, paper, texture and lithographic inks determine the quality of his images, and it takes hours to build up a depth of ink, layer by layer, to create the desired image. Angelnook Gallery is located at 1277 Cranston Street in Cranston. For more information or to find out details about showcasing your own art, call 401-932-8888 or visit See ad on page 25.

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Writing Workshop Uses Earth as Guide


eeping a journal? Writing a poem, an essay, a novel? The Oracle of Light Studio in Providence is sponsoring a workshop from 1-4 p.m. on November 5 to help individuals learn to generate story, character, and emotion with the Earth as their guide. Cost is $35. Participants are asked to bring writing tools, four photos (or postcards) of places they’ve actually been and one found object from the natural world. Mary Kate Jordan, who lives, writes, and practices astrology, hypnosis, and Depth Hypnosis in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, will lead the class. Her photo essay, The Tribe of Wise Old Women, was recently published in Crone magazine.

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ight Soul Therapy, owned by holistic adviser and energy worker, Jackie Van Dusen, is expanding and growing in many directions. Originally trained with Dr. Eric Pearl, facilitator of Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection, Van Dusen has been Jackie VanDusen offering both of the modalities for over five years. Now, she is expanding her services to include Self Master 101 classes, Healing for the Home, photography and art work for the Chakras. According to Van Dusen, one of the things the Self Mastery 101 series of classes does is “teach us techniques of breathing and grounding of our own energy so that as we discuss the events happening on the planet today, we can understand the necessity and the timing of these events without holding onto the fear and uncertainty that will present itself in physical disease or discomfort.” Light Soul Therapy Healing for the Home addresses the client’s lifestyle while creating a room or home that both energizes and soothes. Working with healing colors, fabrics and pieces of art, Van Dusen works closely with the client to achieve the personality and individual style that complements the home, the client and their energy fields. “It really does make a difference and sets the tone for a healthier way of inter-relatedness with oneself and others,” she states. Going in another creative direction, Light Soul Therapy has also moved into photography with the “Faces in Nature” series. She says the photos assist individuals in working with the part of the brain that allows us to see things outside of the box. “It’s kind of like I Spy for adults. Besides being a lot of fun, it’s also a wonderful conversational piece. These photos are meant to draw individuals in and make them focus, using their own creativity to discover the many spirits in nature that are all around us.” The last addition to the creative energy of Light Soul Therapy is Chakra Paintings. At present they are available at Angel Whispers R. I. in Warwick and Changing Lives in Johnston, as well as the Light Soul Therapy website. For more information, call 401-284-0363, email or visit See ad on page 14.

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he 16th Annual Providence Fine Furnishings and Fine Craft Show will take place October 21-23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Cost is $10 for one day or $15 for two days. Children 12 and under are free. The show will feature approximately 100 exhibitors from across North America who design and handcraft furniture, accessories, fine art and craft. Craftsmen and artisans will showcase studio and custom furniture along with home décor and accessories such as lighting, floor coverings, and fine art as well as quality handcrafted ceramics, glass, sculpture, and more. Special show highlights include new product debuts, best in show awards and product demonstrations. All work is for sale, order and/or commission. The Rhode Island Convention Center is located at 1 Sabin Street in Providence. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-816-0963 or visit See ad on page 9.

Local Yoga Studio Fights to End Hunger


n an effort to raise awareness about hunger, Prema Yoga is holding a yoga session for yogis of all ages on the Rhode Island Statehouse lawn at 10 a.m. on October 15. Participants are asked to bring in canned food items, which will be donated to local organizations—such as the Mary House Ministry and St. Patrick’s soup kitchen—that are working to end hunger. Prema Yoga owner, Molly Soum, has been advocating for those Rhode Island Statehouse less fortunate for over a decade and knows what it feels like to be hungry. Born in Cambodia, Soum witnessed genocide for four long years. From there, she lived in five different refugee camps in Thailand, and then came to America as a refugee. She has been involved in the community as an advocate for the Southeast Asian community and beyond since 1996. “I encourage people to open up their heart a little wider at this event,” says Soum. “I also encourage all yogis to think of yoga as one community and come together as a team working toward fighting hunger.” The Statehouse is located at 90 Smith Street in Providence. For information about Prema Yoga, visit


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n the evening of October 15, The Providence Institute for Contemplative Study and Natural Health (PI) will hold its first fundraising salon, “PI Meeting Of Minds,” an elegant, contemplative dinner discussion of the topics of meditation and healing. “We all have different connotations of the words mediation and healing that are evolving and complex—and so central to the work of The Providence Institute,” says founder and director, Sarah C. Whitehead. Three of PI’s practitioners will offer presentations including “Meditation: The Path of Becoming Fully Human” by Richard Sylvester; “Healing: From Darkness to Light” by Kimberly Testa; and “Meditation and Healing: Transcendence Is Not Enough” by Whitehead. Between presentations, guests will have a chance to engage in intimate, transformative, and enlightening discussion at their tables while enjoying delicious food and drink. PI offers a contemplative approach to healing and awakening that acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual path. A variety of programs are offered such as yogic practices, meditation, spiritual teaching, arts, energy work, and other mindfulness-based activities. Though PI is not a nonprofit, most services are offered on a sliding scale basis for the benefit of the whole community and can only be sustained through individuals’ support. Seating is limited. Tickets will be available via email invitation. To be included, visit to be added to the email list. Sponsorship tickets ($100 and $250) are currently offered as well as the opportunity to donate in absentia via The Providence Institute is located at 18 Imperial Place in Providence’s Jewelry District. For more information, call 401-270-5443. See ad on page 17.

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erbs & Angels LLC is welcoming Kelly Hampton, master healer and channel for Arch Angel Michael, for a variety of events in November. At 7 p.m. on November 17, Herbs & Angels will host a book signing, informational exchange and channeling with Hampton. Cost is $35. Hampton’s books, Into the White Light: The Revelations of Archangel Michael and 2012 and Beyond, will be available for purchase. For those interested in becoming certified by Hampton in Star Healing Intergalactic Energy®, a two-day training will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m on November 19 and 20. Cost is $1,000. Everyone who has a personal or professional interest in health, spirituality, human growth and well-being such as bodyworkers, massage therapists, chiropractors, nurses, and anyone who is interested in accessing divine wisdom can benefit from the training. Herbs & Angels is located at 1989A Plainfield Pike in Johnston. For more information, call 401-383-2344 or visit ad on this page.

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tephanie Osborn, owner of Tech Smart Friend, has launched “Marketing from the Heart,” a program for heart-centered entrepreneurs who are committed to the success of their business through education. Courses will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday for four weeks beginning October 18. During the program, Tech Smart Friend will reveal the actions necessary for generating new business in a way that is both genuine and authentic for the business owner. Osborn says the course will empower business owners by giving them the tools they need to make smart marketing decisions that are guided by their intuition. Participants will learn the importance of listening to their inner voice when developing their plan for attracting new business. Cost is $249 before October 7, or $449 after October 7. For more information and to register, call 401-486-7970 or visit See ad on page 23.

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group of holistic practitioners has come together in a collaborative effort to offer an evening of information and services designed to help individuals learn how to prioritize self-care and empower them to have a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. “Essential Self-Care Strategies: Tailoring Your Roadmap to Greater Health and Well-Being,” will be held from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on October 12 at The Pennfield School in Portsmouth. The event will include a holistic health fair, along with 10-minute mini-presentations by Colleen Aull of Aull Pilates; Shana Provost of Body-Wise Therapeutics; Dr. Shawna Snyder of Aquidneck Island Acupuncture; Laura Clark of Soul-Wise Living; and Jeannie Spiro of The Pennfield School is located at 110 Sandy Point Avenue in Portsmouth. For additional information, call 401-848-9825 or visit

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estrogen imbalance and weak connective tissues beneath the skin. Recognizing this cause of cellulite as a medical condition can help us to understand our body functions and treat them properly eliminating the problem. There are three major factors inducing cellulite formation:

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Cellulite is the most esthetic complaint for women. A common misconception about cellulite is that one must be overweight to develop those dreaded dimples. But, that is simply not the case. Anyone can get it, because everyone has subcutaneous fat—the type of fat that sits under the skin. The lumpy appearance of the skin is caused by fat cells bulging upward; however, the primary reasons this problem occurs is because of a poorly functioning lymph drainage system,

Cellulite occurs when the waste removal process slows down and connective tissues become saturated with water and wastes. The area thickens, hardens and forms immovable pockets beneath the skin. The accumulation of toxic substances weakens the skin’s support structure; causing a loss of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.

Poor Circulation

Water, blood and lymphatic fluid constantly circulate through the cells, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the tissue and cleansing them from waste. When small blood vessels become fragile, they leak excess fluid that accumulates in the compartments between the fat chambers. This effect increases pressure within the tissues, resulting in poor lymphatic drainage. As excess fluid is retained in dermal tissues, fat globules cluster together and inhibit venous return. This vascular damage results in decreased collagen synthesis and an inability to repair tissue damage, which weakens the dermis. Increasing circulation may help by increasing lymph flow.

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pate and prevent this, so that the body doesn’t have to waste energy compensating for imbalances,” he explains. Traditionally, chiropractic care is known for focusing on postural adjustments to minimize abnormal stresses and strains that affect the function of the nervous system and act on joints and spinal tissues. But active exercises and stretches, extension traction and ergonomic education are frequently added as preventive protocols to help athletes avert injury.

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include chiropractors hat do disOctober is on their staff. tinguished National Chiropractic Doctor of Chiroathletes practic Jeff Ludwick like Jerry Rice, a Hall Health Month assists players of of Fame retired wide the Harrisburg Stampede, a semireceiver and three-time Super Bowl professional Pennsylvania football champion, and Lance Armstrong, a team. “Improper spinal alignment former professional road racing cyclist creates muscular imbalances and nerve and seven-time Tour de France wininterferences,” advises Ludwick, owner ner, have in common? To withstand of Camp Hill Family Chiropractic, in the rigors and intensity of each of their sports, these champions have both used Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. “With properly aligned skeletal and nervous systems, the services of a chiropractic doctor an athlete’s body doesn’t have to work skilled in chiropractic sports sciences as hard,” which is why team members and rehabilitation. receive spinal adjustments before hit As more athletes discover that chiting the field for this high-impact sport. ropractic care goes beyond rehabilita Ludwick notes that football is tion benefits to further enhance performance, they are coming to rely on it as a known for stressing hip joints, because when a player’s hip turns out even a few tool to support the healthy structure and degrees, especially from sudden changes functioning of their skeletal and muscuin direction, falling or violent contact lar system. A 2002 study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiwith another player, tendons and musological Therapeutics noted that 31 percles become tighter on one side than the cent of National Football League teams other. “Chiropractic adjustments antici-


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The spinal cord operates like a switchboard for the body, transferring electrical impulses via a network of nerves. It works properly as long as there is no interference between the brain and tissue cells. But when nerve endings swell due to misaligned vertebrae, injury is more likely. Research reported in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and The Physician and Sportsmedicine indicates that chiropractic sports science helps find and correct the underlying causes, and thus helps prevent and heal injuries. During one research project, Chung Ha Suh, Ph.D., and his team at the University of Colorado demonstrated that even, “minuscule amounts of pressure on a nerve root (equal to a feather falling on the hand), resulted in up to a 50 percent decrease in electrical transmission down the course of the nerve supplied by that root.” The resulting biomechanical misalignment causes a domino effect: It exerts abnormal pressure on the nerve root, causes interference in the brain’s impulses to tissue cells, and alters the performance of any muscles and organs that the nerve serves. Chiropractic Physician Jay Sweeney, owner of San Antonio Family Alternative Medicine, in Texas, uses functional neurology to “send a barrage of neurologically correct signals through the nervous system straight into the brain” in order to promote the balance, stability and coordination that enhance athletic performance and help prevent injuries. Dr. Nicole Galiette, owner of Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center, in Cheshire, Connecticut, believes that her expertise as a marathon runner helps

to guard athlete clients from fatigue and stress that affect joints as a result of repetitive motions. “In any sport, there is a tendency to use one side, one joint or one movement more than others,” advises Galiette. For example, cyclists and runners’ repetitive stress injuries most often occur in the knees and back, while swimmers and baseball pitchers experience them in the shoulders. When Galiette treats cyclists that overwork their leg muscles and lean forward in an awkward spinal position for extended periods, she emphasizes strengthening exercises. “Injuries that heal properly are less susceptible to future flare-ups,” she notes. “Anyone that pushes their body hard needs to be in proper alignment, to keep the muscular system balanced,” Galiette asserts. “Strengthening the muscles around body mechanisms that are most frequently used means that the integrity of the surrounding structures won’t be compromised and cause other problems.”

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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE… But Will There Be Enough? by Sandra Postel

For at least three decades, Americans have talked about our uncertain energy future, but we’ve mostly ignored another worrisome crisis—water.


heap and seemingly abundant, water is so common that it’s hard to believe we could ever run out of it. Ever since the Apollo 8 astronauts photographed Earth from space in 1968, we’ve had the image of our home as a strikingly blue planet, a place of great water wealth. But of all the water on Earth, only about 2.5 percent is fresh—and two-thirds of that is locked up in glaciers and ice caps. Less than one hundredth of 1 percent of Earth’s water is fresh and available. Across the United States and around the world, we’re already reaching or overshooting the limits of Earth’s natural replenishment of fresh water through the hydrologic cycle. The Colorado and Rio Grande rivers are now so over-tapped that they discharge little or no water into the sea for months at a time. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the massive Ogallala Aquifer, which spans parts of eight states, from southern South Dakota to northwest Texas, and provides 30 percent of the groundwater used for irrigation in the country, is steadily being depleted. In much of the


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world, we’re growing food and supplying water to communities by over-pumping groundwater. This creates a potential crisis in the food economy: We are meeting some of today’s food needs with tomorrow’s water.

The Changing Climate Equation

Due to climate change, we may no longer be able to count on familiar patterns of rain and snow and river flow to refill our urban reservoirs, irrigate our farms and power our dams. While farmers in the Midwest were recovering from the spring flood of 2008 (in some areas, the second “100-year flood” in 15 years), farmers in California and Texas allowed cropland to lie fallow and sent cattle to early slaughter to cope with the drought of 2009. In the Southeast, after 20 months of dryness, then-Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue stood outside the state capitol in November 2007 and led a prayer for rain. Two years later, he was pleading instead for federal aid, after intense rainfall near Atlanta caused mas-

sive flooding that claimed eight lives. This year again saw record regional precipitation, this time producing epic flooding in the Mississippi and Missouri river basins. Climate scientists warn of more extreme droughts and floods and changing precipitation patterns that will continue to make weather, storms and natural disasters more severe and less predictable. As a policy forum in the journal Science notes, the historical data and statistical tools used to plan billions of dollars worth of annual global investment in dams, flood control structures, diversion projects and other big pieces of water infrastructure are no longer reliable. Yet today’s decisions about using, allocating and managing water will determine the survival of most of the planet’s species, including our own.

Shifting Course

For most of modern history, water management has focused on bringing water under human control and transferring it to expanding cities, industries and farms via dams, large water-transfer projects and wells that tap underground aquifers. Major water programs have allowed cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas to thrive in the desert, the expansion of world food production, and rising living standards for hundreds of millions. But globally, they have worsened social inequities as tens of millions of poor people are dislocated from their homes to make way for dams and canals, while hundreds of millions in downstream communities lose the currents that sustain their livelihoods. Such approaches also ignore water’s limits and the value of healthy ecosystems. Today, many rivers flow like plumbing works, turned on and off like water from a faucet. It’s tougher for fish, mussels, river birds and other aquatic

life to survive; a The United States withdraws with nature, rather than against it, mak2008 assessment led more fresh water per caping effective use by the USGS found that 40 percent of all ita than any other country, of the “ecosystem services” provided fish species in North much of which we could by healthy waterAmerica are at risk save. The vast majority of sheds and wetlands. of extinction. Meanwhile, demand does not require Through better technologies and many leaders and drinkable water. informed choices, localities are calling they seek to raise for even bigger verSource: Pacific Institute water productivity sions of past water and make every drop count. management strategies. By some esti Communities are finding that promates, the volume of water relocated tecting watersheds is an effective way to through river transfer schemes could make sure water supplies are clean and more than double globally by 2020. reliable; plus, they can do the work of But mega-projects are risky in a warma water treatment plant in filtering out ing world, where rainfall and river flow pollutants at a lower cost. New York City patterns are changing in uncertain ways is investing $1.5 billion to restore and and require costly power for pumping, protect the Catskill-Delaware Watermoving, treating and distributing at shed, which supplies 90 percent of its each stage. drinking water, in lieu of constructing Some planners and policymakers a $10 billion filtration plant that would are eyeing desalination as a silver bullet cost an additional $300 million a year to solution to potential water shortages. But operate. Research published in Natural they miss—or dismiss—the perverse iroResources Forum further shows that a ny: by burning more fossil fuels and by number of other U.S. cities—from tiny making local water supplies more and Auburn, Maine, to Seattle—have saved more dependent on increasingly expenhundreds of millions of dollars in capital sive energy, desalination creates more and operating costs of filtration plants by problems than it solves. Producing one instead opting for watershed protection. cubic meter of drinkable water from salt Communities facing increased water requires about two kilowatt-hours flood threats are achieving cost-effecof electricity, using present technology. tive protection by restoring rivers. After Water for People and Nature enduring 19 floods between 1961 and 1997, Napa, California, opted for this Thus, a vanguard of citizens, comapproach over the conventional route munities, farmers and corporations are of channeling and building levees. In thinking about water in a new way. partnership with the U.S. Army Corps They’re asking what we really need the of Engineers, a $366 million project water for, and whether we can meet is reconnecting the Napa River with that need with less. The result of this its historic floodplain, moving homes shift in thinking is a new movement and businesses out of harm’s way, in water management that focuses on revitalizing wetlands and marshlands ingenuity and ecological intelligence and constructing levees and bypass instead of big pumps, pipelines, dams and canals. These solutions tend to work channels in strategic locations. Napa


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Seavilians by Jerry LoFaro After ruling out his initial career choices of paleontologist, zoologist, baseball player and Good Humor ice cream man, Jerry LoFaro parlayed his lifetime interest in dinosaurs and other animals, fantasy, art history and literature into a successful career as an illustrator. His art—always striking and often humorous—has been featured on book covers for major publishers and in advertising and promotional campaigns for clients including Nike, Disney, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and TIME magazine. Celestial Seasonings has commissioned LoFaro to create tea, coffee and seasonings package designs, even entrusting him to update the company’s famous icon, Sleepytime Bear. Recently, he was honored with a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. “Superficially, I’d describe my work as realism,” says LoFaro. “However, much of what I’ve done in content is conceptual, with surreal flourishes.” Prior to 2002, he worked primarily with acrylics; now, he uses Photoshop to create digital art. LoFaro also treasures the rural beauty of his New Hampshire surroundings and confides, “My life revolves around walking out to my studio in the woods, listening to great music and being creative.”

residents will benBut the potenWater managers in 36 states efit from increased tial for conservation expect shortages by 2013. has barely been flood protection and reduced flood insurtapped. It is espeSource: The Wall Street Journal ance rates, plus new cially crucial in agparks and trails for recreation, higher riculture, because irrigation accounts for tourism revenues and improved habitats 70 percent of water use worldwide, and for fish and wildlife. even more in the western United States. Communities prone to excessive Getting more crop per drop is central to storm water runoff can turn existing struc- meeting future food needs sustainably. tures into water catchments. Portland, California farmers are turning to drip Oregon, is investing in “green roofs” and irrigation, which delivers water at low “green streets” to prevent sewers from volumes directly to the roots of crops. overflowing into the Willamette River. According to U.S. Department of AgriChicago now boasts more than 200 green culture figures, between 2003 and 2008, roofs—including atop City Hall—that California’s drip and micro-sprinkler collectively cover 2.5 million square feet, area expanded by 630,000 acres, to a more than any other U.S. city. The vegtotal of 2.3 million acres—62 percent of etated roofs are providing space for urban the nation’s total drip irrigation. gardens and helping to catch storm water Community-based education and and cool the urban environment. Parking rebates to encourage water-thrifty landlots, too, can be harnessed. scapes can help. Las Vegas, for exam Many communities are revitalizing ple, pays residents up to $1.50 for each their rivers by tearing down dams that square foot of grass they rip out, which are no longer safe or serving a useful has helped shrink the city’s turf area by purpose, thus opening up habitats for 125 million square feet and lower its fisheries, restoring healthier water flows annual water use by 7 billion gallons. and improving aquatic quality. In the The water crisis requires us to 10 years since the Edwards Dam was pay attention to how we value and use removed from the Kennebec River, near water. Across the country, it’s essential Augusta, Maine, populations of alethat communities work to take care of wives and striped bass have returned in the ecosystems that supply and cleanse astounding numbers, reviving a recrewater, to live within their water means ational fishery that adds $65 million and to share water equitably. annually to the local economy. Sandra Postel is director of the Global Watershed Moments Water Policy Project, a fellow of the Post Conservation remains the least expenCarbon Institute and a Freshwater Fellow sive and most environmentally sound of the National Geographic Society. She way of balancing water budgets. From adapted this article, based on her chapter, Boston to San Antonio to Los Angeles, “Water – Adapting to a New Normal,” water consumption has decreased via in The Post Carbon Reader: Managing relatively simple measures like repairing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises, leaks in distribution systems; retrofitedited by Richard Heinberg and Danting homes and businesses with wateriel Lerch, and a piece published in Yes! efficient fixtures and appliances; and ( For more information, promoting more sensible and efficient visit and National outdoor water use.

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review of more than 160 studies has established compelling evidence that happy people tend to live longer and experience better health than their unhappy peers. One study that followed nearly 5,000 university students for more than 40 years found those that were the most pessimistic as students tended to die first. An even longer-term study that tracked 180 Catholic nuns from early adulthood to old age revealed that those that wrote positive autobiographies in their early 20s tended to outlive the nuns that wrote more negative accounts of their young lives.

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Urinary Health Illness Care and Prevention Tips by Dr. Matthew J. Heller

The urinary system is vital to any animal’s health, because it is responsible for removing waste products such as chemical byproducts, toxins and drugs from the bloodstream and eliminating them as urine. Other vital functions of the system include balancing the body’s pH, transforming vitamin D into an active form, and releasing hormones that aid in regulating blood pressure. Urinary tract disease may show up in several ways, including common bacterial infections easily treated with antibiotics, and bladder or kidney stones, which often require surgery. Just as in people, urinary tract disease causes pets pain and is dangerous if left untreated.


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n Crying or whimpering when urinating n Cloudy or bloody urine with a strong odor n Tenderness in lower abdominal area during examination As always, providing the veterinarian with details as to changes in recent potty habits is helpful. Based on a detailed medical history, many veterinarians will proceed to diagnostic testing that usually begins with a basic urinalysis.

Urinary Tract Infections

Dogs and cats can suffer from diseases and disorders similar to those that can trouble their owners. Urinary tract disease is a common cause for concern for pets. Urinary System Primer

n Increased urination, sometimes in inappropriate areas, such as inside the home or outside the litter box

Many urinary diseases share similar symptoms, any of which should prompt a proper professional diagnosis: n Frequent straining to urinate, often with little success; if a pet likely has a full bladder and attempts to urinate but nothing passes, consult a veterinarian immediately

The most common cause of urinary tract disease is bacterial infection. For most urinary tract infections (UTI), an antibiotic regime will treat the present infection and lifestyle changes accompanied by veterinarianrecommended nutraceuticals may aid in preventing future problems. Certain underlying conditions may predispose a pet to infection, such as a weakened immune system or diabetes. Most canine UTIs are bacterial in origin and as a general rule, female dogs are more prone to experience them because the wider female urethra potentially allows more unwanted bacteria to enter. If bacteria then travels to the bladder and is left untreated, it may go on to contaminate the kidneys and other organs, presenting a serious health risk.

Bladder Stones

Bladder or kidney stones pose a more serious type of urinary disease, and either is of more concern for pets. In suspect situations, radiographic imaging such as X-rays or ultrasounds will help determine treatment. Small female dogs between the ages of 4 and 8 that have a history of bladder infections are the most vulnerable. While stones are less common in male dogs, it can pose a critical care

situation if stones pass from the bladder into the male’s narrow urethra, where the obstruction prevents the pet from urinating. Stones can also affect feline friends and similar life-threatening situations can occur if urine is unable to pass. Generally, stones form in concentrated urine, so the less hydrated a pet, the greater the risk that a stone may form. Stones are formed by microscopic mineral crystals strained out of urine that band together to create a larger stone. There are various types of stones and correct identification will determine treatment options.

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Increase water consumption. Home cooking is a wonderful option for ensuring a pet is receiving ample moisture-rich foods; most recipes include fluid-rich meats and veggies. Offering high quality, premium canned food is good, too. For pets that routinely chow down on dry commercial foods, moisten rations with salt-free broth. Also, add a tiny pinch of unrefined sea salt to their water bowl; using distilled water is advised for pets with a history of stones. Use supplements. Capsules of d-Mannose cranberry extract combine a powerful natural diuretic with the antibacterial benefits of cranberries. The more often a pet urinates, the less likely the urine will become concentrated in the bladder. Consider probiotics. Probiotics contain beneficial bacteria that establish a healthy flora in the digestive tract; a strong gut can fight off infectious bacterial challenges. Monitor pH. Owners can purchase pH strips to test a pet’s first daily urine at home. Changes in a pet’s pH may indicate a urinary issue and that veterinary care is advisable.


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MYTH: Caffeinated beverages zap the body’s water reserves.

Water is good for both body and soul, but you don’t need to drink as much as you might think. Here’s the truth about what’s sufficient, plus five other myths about water.


or the past 50 years, nutritionists and other health experts have been exhorting Americans to drink more water. If the ubiquity of water bottles is anything to go by, the message has been received loud and clear. But now, updated research lets us off the hook. It turns out that much of the water craze springs from a deep well of misinformation. Our experts debunk some of the most popular water myths. MYTH: You need eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day to be healthy. TRUTH: The familiar eight-by-eight rule is likely based on misinterpretation, rather than scientific certainty, says Dr. Heinz Valtin, a kidney specialist, textbook author and retired professor at Dartmouth Medical School, in Hanover, New Hampshire. Valtin traces the prescription to a 1945 recommendation by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council to take in, “1 milliliter for each calorie of food.”


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In a study published in the American Journal of Physiology in 2002, Valtin explains that most of that allotment already comes from the foods we eat. He not only discredits the need for most people to consume this “mythical” amount of water every day, but writes that the recommendation is potentially harmful, by making people feel guilty for not drinking enough. “The consumer ended up thinking only plain water counts,” says Ann Grandjean, Ph.D., a hydration researcher and medical nutritionist with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. But almost all liquids—including tea, coffee and beer—count toward the daily water intake, she says. So, how much should you be drinking? Researchers at the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, after reviewing more than 400 studies, including Valtin’s, set the general daily intake for women and men at about 91 and 125 ounces, respectively. The average American receives 20 percent of this daily water intake from food. The remaining 80 percent comes from all beverages—not just water.

TRUTH: Grandjean first became interested in the reputed link between dehydration and caffeine while working as a consultant to the United States Olympic Committee. “I worked with elite athletes, and I noticed they drank a lot of caffeinated beverages without showing any sign of dehydration,” she says. In 2000, she published a study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing that the body doesn’t discriminate between regular and decaf beverages when it comes to hydration. MYTH: If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. TRUTH: While thirst is an accurate barometer of when to imbibe, the notion that thirst signals a dehydrated body is not true, says Valtin. Thirst is triggered when the blood’s concentration of solid particles rises by 2 percent. Dehydration occurs when the blood concentration rises by 5 percent. So, thirst sets in before dehydration and people who shrug off their thirst can find themselves on the path to dehydration. “Thirst is the first indicator of the body’s need for water,” cautions Dee Sandquist, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Signs to watch out for include headache, dry mouth, rapid pulse and lightheadedness. MYTH: Urine should be clear. TRUTH: Perpetually clear urine can actually be a sign of

drinking too much water, which can dilute the body’s electrolytes, according to Grandjean. “Healthy urine should have some color,” she counsels. Certain vitamins, such as riboflavin (B2), can darken urine.

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MYTH: Drinking a lot of water suppresses the appetite. TRUTH: While being adequately hydrated helps the metabolism run at its optimal level, drinking vast quantities of water won’t affect the overall amount of food you eat. Because water quickly empties from the stomach, drinking water has little effect on appetite, says Barbara Rolls, director of the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior, at Pennsylvania State University. Eating foods that have a high water content, such as fruits, vegetables, soups and grains, can help us to feel sated.

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n October 21-23, the Providence Fine Furnishings and Fine Craft Show will feature approximately 100 exhibitors from across North America who design and handcraft furniture, accessories, fine art and craft. Here, craftsmen and artisans will showcase studio and custom furniture along with home décor and accessories. New products will be debuted, best in show awards will be handed out, and patrons will have the opportunity to get to know the people that are so dedicated to their craft.

Teachers, who share their knowledge of old tools and hand craftsmanship help to preserve these traditions, reconnecting us to the past and to each other. Christopher Nassise of The Green Woodshop in North Easton, Massachusetts is one such person. Nassise uses old-time woodworking techniques and

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traditional craftsmanship to make handmade chairs, stools, corn brooms, wooden hayforks and other country crafts that remind us of a simpler time—a time when family and neighbors worked side by side. His method of green woodworking (using green, or unseasoned, wood) is a time-honored tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation for centuries. Today, green woodworkers help to preserve these old craft traditions by using the tools and techniques of the past. They split green wood straight from the log, shape the material with hand tools, and join it together using age-old skills. However, in our fast-paced world of technology, it’s a method that is becoming more and more scarce. Nassise is determined to do something about that. Completely dedicated to his craft, he takes the time to demonstrate his time-honored skills and techniques at historical societies, living history museums and events throughout New England in an effort to both educate and entertain. He also teaches workshop classes in hand tool craftsmanship. “Teachers, who share their knowledge of old tools and hand craftsmanship help to preserve these traditions, reconnecting us to the past and to each other,” he says. What some would see as a broken, diseased tree, Nassise sees as furniture. It is what a friend of his coined as “treecycling.” He creates something beautiful out of what many of us would deem unusable. He uses locally sourced green timber and often gets logs from local tree services to get the materials for his chairs. He says he only uses native hardwoods, such as oak, ash and hickory, and splits the logs using a sledgehammer and wedges. Some of the wood is dried in a homemade kiln, and he is quick to point out that no metal screws or fasteners are used. The process of going from a felled tree to furniture is about a week. Nassise, whose grandfather was a furniture maker, left a career in publishing to pursue his passion for

woodworking. It sounds like he has no regrets. “There is something about handmade crafts that connects us to the past, and enhances the beauty and meaningfulness of our everyday lives,” he states. This marks the first time Nassise will show and sell his work at the Providence Fine Furnishings and Fine Craft Show. But, he is not the only newbie. In fact, he is one of over 25 alumni of the North Bennet Street School in Boston coming to the show for the first time.

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Exeter Farmer’s Market – 3:30-6pm. July 20 – Oct 5. Exeter Public Library, 773 Ten Rod Road. 294-4109. Lippitt Park Farmer’s Market – 3:30-6:30. June 4 – Oct 29. Lippitt Park, Hope St and Blackstone Blvd. 932-9007.



Westerly/Pawcatuck Farmer’s Market – 10am2pm. June 16 – Oct 20. Just past The Bridge Reastuarant, 85 Main Street, Westerly. 315-2610.

Blackstone River State Park Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm. July 19 to October 25. Visitor Center Route 295 North in Lincoln 222-2781

North Kingstown Farmer’s Market – 1-5pm. July 14 – Oct 27. Smith Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive, 295-0912.

Marina Park Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm. May 4– October 26. Marina Park, South County Hospital exit off Rt. 1. 2 Salt Pond Rd Wakefield. 789-1388. Barrington Farmer’s Market – 3-6pm. June 14 – Oct 25. Ace Hardware, 156 Country Road. 635-4274. Whole Foods - Garden City Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm. June 7 – October 25. 151 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston. 621-5990. Woonsocket Farmers’ Market – 4-7pm. July 5 – October 25. Thundermist Health Center 450 Clinton Street, Woonsocket. 312-4250.

Wednesday Aquidneck Growers Farmer’s Market – 2-6pm. June 8 – Oct 26. Along the shaded walk, Memorial Blvd and Chapel Street, Newport. 932-9007. Haines State Park Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm. May 4 - October 26. Haines Memorial State Park, Haines Park Road, Barrington. 222-2781. Hartford Avenue Farmer’s Market – 3-6pm. July 6 - Oct 26. Perry Middle School, 370 Hartford Ave in Providence.

Middletown/Aquidneck Grange Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm. June 2-Oct 27. Aquidneck Grange 499 East Main Road Middletown. 847-2202. Friends Meeting House Farmer’s Market – 3-6pm. June 16 – Oct 27. Friends Meeting house at Olney Street and Morris Ave in Providence. 635-4274. Armory Farmer’s Market – 4-7pm. June 2 – October 27. Cranston Armory. Parade St and Hudson St in Providence.

Friday Goddard State Park Farmers’ Market – 9am1pm. May 6 – Oct 28. Goddard State Park 345 Ives Rd, Warwick. 222-2781. Providence/Downtown Farmers’ Market– 11am2pm. June 3 – October 28. Kennedy Plaza at Fulton St. and Exchange Terrace, Providence.

North Providence Farmer’s Market – 3:306:30pm. June 3 – Oct 21. Governor John Notte Memorial Park, Rte 7 at Wenscott Lane, North Providence.

Saturday South Kingstown / URI Farmers’ Market – 8:30am – 12:30pm. May 7-October 29. URI East Farm, 2095 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. 789-1388. Providence/Hope Street Farmers’ Market – 9am12: 30pm. June 4 – October 29. Lippitt Park, Hope Street and Blackstone Blvd. 932-9007. Coastal Growers Farmers’ Market – 9am-12pm. May 14 – Oct 29. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown. 295-1030. Barrington Farmer’s Market – 9am-noon. June 4 – Oct 29. Barrington Congregational Church, 461 County Rd. 529-9501. West Warwick Farmer’s Market – 9am-noon. June 11 – Oct 15. Cowesett Plaza, 289 Cowesett Ave. 487-4848. Pawtuxet Village Farmers’ Market – 9am-12pm. May 7 to November 19. Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Parking Lot 60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston. 461-2618. Burrillville Farmers’ Market – 9am12:30pm. May 21 – October 15. Levy School 135 Harrisville Main St, Harrisville. 568-6821. Providence/Broad St Farmers’ Market – 9am – 1pm. July 9 – October 29. Algonquin House 807 Broad St Providence 312-4250.

Colt State Park Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm. May 6 – Oct 28. Colt State Park. Hope St and Asylum Rd, Bristol. 222-2781.

Richmond Farmers’ Market – 9am-12:30pm. May 14 – October 29. Richmond Town Hall, Route 138 at Route 12, Richmond.

Fruit Hill Farmers Market - 3:30 - 6:30pm. July 31 - October 7. RI College parking lot on Fruit Hill. 401-228-8261.

Aquidneck Growers’ Farmers’ Market – 9-1pm – June 4-Oct 29. Newport Vineyards and Winery 909 East Main Road, Middletown. 932-9007.

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Sunday Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. May 1 – October 30. Fishermen’s Memorial State Park, 1011 Point Judith Road, Narragansett. 222-2781. Elmhurst Farmers Market – 11-2pm. June 12 – Oct 30. Fargnoli Park, 925 Smith St, Providence. Pawtucket Farmers Market – 12-3pm. July 10 – October 30. Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket. 312-4250.

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Saturday, October 1

Angelnook Gallery Now Open – 10am-5pm. Angelnook Publishing announces the opening of their new art gallery and metaphysical center in Cranston – offering fine art, new age books, spiritual and physical healings, and unique gifts. Free. Angelnook Gallery, 1591 Cranston St, Cranston. 401-932-8888.

Inversion Workshop w/ Sara Davidson – 10am12:30pm. Finding Center and Balance When Things Turn Upside Down. Exploring the basics and building blocks of forearm stand, headstand, and shoulder stand. $40. Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200.

Usui Reiki I Certification Weekend – 10am-6pm. Also 10/2, 12-5pm. Receive a manual, learn the history, hand positions, gain knowledge of the chakra system, be attuned to the Reiki energy & practice time. $150. Changing Lives, 1308 Atwood Ave, Johnston. 401-533-2860. Gluten Free Demonstration – 10am-6pm. Gluten Free Tastes Great! Come sample many different types of gluten free products. Featuring Namaste ready to make gluten free products. Free. Nature’s Goodness, 510 East Main Rd, (Rt 138 & 138a intersection), Middletown. 401-847-7480. Yoga Aid Charity Event for AYP – 11am-1pm. 2 Hour Baptiste Yoga class with Jane Viscolosi & Kerry Puniello at Raffa Yoga. Donation for Africa Yoga Project. Raffa Yoga, 19 Sharpe Dr., Cranston. 401-578-9973.

Workshop with Edwin Bryant – 1-5pm. Extraordinary opportunity to listen and learn from a distinguished professor and yoga practitioner. Edwin will discuss the Yoga Sutras over a 3 day period. $45/session $150/workshop. Iyengar Yoga Source, Conley’s Wharf, 200 Allens Ave., Suite 4 A, Providence. 401-461-6665.

Sunday, October 2

Understanding Book Signing With Author/Artist VJ Kholi – 10am-12pm. Author and artist, V.J. Kholi will be at Angelnook Gallery offering signed

copies and readings from his book, Understanding: Inspirational Drawings and Passages. Angelnook Gallery, 1591 Cranston St, Cranston. 401-932-8888. Shamanic Journey Workshop – 1-5:30pm. Learn how to journey to the lower world for an animal guide and the upper world, how to formulate questions and use the journey for inner guidance, clarity, and healing. $60. Katharine A. Rossi, 194 Waterman St, 3rd Fl, Providence. 401-924-0567.

Intro to Ayurveda – 4:30-5:30pm. Learn the secrets behind this ancient healing system from India, and how to achieve full health naturally. Awaken your body’s intelligence to overcome chronic illness. Free. Aermid Ayurveda, 100 Lafayette St, Ste 108, Pawtucket.

Monday, October 3

Free Classes For All/Intro for Beginners – 4-5:30pm. Students new to Iyengar Yoga Source may take a free class the first two weeks of each new session. Please check the web site for the fall schedule. Absolutely free. Iyengar Yoga Source, Conley’s Wharf, 200 Allens Ave., Suite 4 A, Providence. 401-461-6665. Ancient Wisdom Class – 6-8pm. Learn about Spiritual Healing as it feeds the Soul. Covered subjects: Intuition, Dowsing, Chakras, Color, Crystals Protection and Cleansing and more if time allows. $47. Positive New Beginnings, Inc, 873 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 401-432-7195.

Treasures Along the Path Satsang – 6-8pm. How to open the heart-unfolding the heart’s natural love. Join us in listening and discussing a recorded talk by Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda. Joy is within you! $5. Ananda Center, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-308-8745.

Tuesday, October 4

Out of the Box Networking Social – 5-7:30pm. Bringing Business, Event and Wellness Communities together to exchange ideas & create business relationships and meet new people. $5. Sullivan’s Rhode, 55 Union St, Providence. 401-769-1325 X11.

Tong Ren Guinea Pig Session – 7-8:30pm. Energy therapy that directs chi to blockage points by tapping on acupuncture meridian points on a model thereby releasing blockages. RSVP. $10. Changing Lives, 1308 Atwood Ave, Johnston. 401-533-2860.

Wednesday, October 5

Guided Imagery Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Also October 19th and 26th. For relaxation and focus. For more information please call Sharon McMahon. $10. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Suite 3, Wakefield. 401-742-2354.

Thursday, October 6

Introductory Level Course – 4-5:15pm. 11 week class to teach those new to yoga the first 30 poses in the Iyengar tradition of yoga. Can be repeated until confidence is built. Liberal make up policy. $165 w/free first class. Iyengar Yoga Source, Conley’s Wharf, 200 Allens Ave., Suite 4 A, Providence. 401-461-6665.

New Evening Qigong & TaiChi Classes – 6:158:30pm. Registration is now open for new 12 week beginner courses; Medical and Therapeutic Qigong at 6:15, and TaiChi at 7:30 p.m. Also TaiChi on Wed. at 1:00 and Sat. at 12. $210. The Way of the Dragon, 877 Waterman Ave., East Providence. 435-6502.

Soul-Full Seeing – A New Way of Seeing© – 6:30-8:15pm. How we connect to Spirit and how important beauty is in our lives. If you like to take pictures, draw or paint this presentation is for you. RSVP. $35. Natural Images, Sunrose Farm, 495 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown. 401-295-4070. Shamanic Journey Circle – 7-8:45pm. Deepen your journey practice and gain insight to your own guidance. Bring a journal, pen and something to lie on. Knowledge of how to journey is required. $10. Katharine Rossi, 194 Waterman St, 3rd Fl, Providence. 401-924-0567.

Friday, October 7

Passport to Survivorship – Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation Conference – 9am4pm. Heal the mind, body and spirit. Extended version of the Gloria Gemma “It’s All About Me” program is not just for survivors, it is for anyone who has been touched by this. $50, Some scholarship assistance. Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket. 401861-4376. Shamanic Depossession with Ed – 12-5pm. Removal of Negative energies through Shamanic tech-

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Japji & Gurmukhi Course – 6-9pm. Also held Saturday and Sunday with Mata Mandir Singh. Japji, the “Song of the Soul,” is an ancient prayer composed by Guru Nanak (1469-1539). $225. Tenth Gate Yoga Center, 1016 East Main Rd, Portsmouth. 401-683-9642. Group Energy Healing – 6-9pm. Receive healing energy work from intuitive healer Kim Testa while listening to a guided meditation. $20/Suggested donation. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, 6A, Providence. 401.270.5443.

Ghosthunting 101 w/Paranormal Warrior – 7-8:30pm. Lecture on Ghost Hunting which will explain the tools, protection and more. $10. Positive New Beginnings, Inc, 873 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 401-432-7195.

Ultimate Self Care for Women: A Mini Retreat – 7:30-9pm. Also Sat 9am-6pm. Sun. 9-11:30am. Variety of mind-body modalities for self inquiry and healing. Practical, mind-body-spirit tools to use every day to transform old patterns of thought and behavior into a deeply rewarding, sustainable. $165. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126.

Saturday, October 8

(Usui) Reiki Master Practitioner – 9:30am-5pm. Must be certified at level II (2nd degree). Use of the master symbol and Reiki Grid will be taught. Are you being called to take this magical energy to the Master level? $300/Includes all materials, lunch. Angel Whispers Rhode Island, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-741-2278.

Healthy Back Care – 10-11am. 4 week session Oct 8-29th Saturdays. Learn yoga and therapeutic techniques for strong and healthy backs. Class is offered by sign up only, (3 students min), $48, cash/check only. Body Magic Yoga and Fitness Studio, 580 Wood St, Bristol. 401-743-8490.

Yoga 101 – 10-11:15am. Our award winning, 4 week series teaches the basics of yoga, meditation, and breath. A great place for anyone to begin. $16,$40/4

classes. Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200. Celebration of Hope Village – Illuminations of Life Ceremony – 11am-11pm. Full day of activities and displays – culminating in the emotional Flames of Hope lighting of Waterfire – see the website for complete info. Free – please sponsor our torchbearers!. Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foun, Waterplace Park, Providence. 401-861-4376. Introductory Level Course – 12-1:15pm. For students new to yoga or to the Iyengar Tradition of yoga. Learn 30 beginner poses over 11 weeks. Stay at this level until you build confidence, liberal make up policy. $156/11 classes. Iyengar Yoga Source, Conley’s Wharf, 200 Allens Ave., Suite 4 A, Providence. 401-461-6665. Divinely Touched: Transform Your Life – 2-4pm. Book Signing and discussion. Mary and Dr. Dave DiSano will discuss excerpts from their new book and how spirituality, religion, new age and science all connect. Free. Healing Hearts, 1542 Main St, West Warwick. 401-615-2423. Chakra Healing Workshop – 2-5pm. Yoga, yoga nidra, and other energetic techniques are used to cleanse, re-align and reset the vibratory setting of the 7 major chakras. All levels invited, with Kavita. $35/$30 members,$5 less if paid by 10/1. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave, Cranston. 401-780-9809. Free Chair Massage – 5-9pm. Massage Envy will be offering Free Chair Massages before the Flames of Hope Waterfire to benefit the Gloria Gemma Foundation. Free. Massage Envy, Across from the State House, Providence. 401-336-2900. Kirtan with Ma Kirtan – 6:15-9pm. Meditation chant exercise reduces stress levels, increases circulation in the brain, promotes focus and clarity, and stimulates the mind-body-spirit connection. $10. Shri Studio, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600.

Sunday, October 9

Gloria Gemma 5K Run, Walk & Pet Walk – 9am3pm. 5,000 participants expected – raising funds to support the work of the foundation. Join NBC10’s Barbara Morse Silva, Citadel Commun.’s Bekah Berger & WEEI’s Mikey Adams. Sponsorship – see website. Borders Book Store, Providence Place Mall. 401-861-4376.

Tuesday, October 11

Lunch Time Reiki Share – 12-1:30pm. Open to practitioners at all levels. Come to give and receive this magical energy. $5. Angel Whispers Rhode Island, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-741-2278.

Full Moon Gathering with Isis – 6:30-8:30pm. This ancient Egyptian moon goddess has many gifts to share with modern women. She embodies femininity, motherhood, healing & power. Join us in celebration. $15. Heavenly Hugs, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-935-8451.

Wednesday, October 12

BSC East Side Open House – 5:30am-10pm. Come workout for free and bring a friend! Special classes, demos and fitness assessments. Meet local vendors and sample products. Members and nonmembers are welcome. Free. Boston Sports Club Providence East Side, 131 Pitman St, Providence. 401-351-2449.

Healing Hands for Arthritis – 9am-10pm. $10 from every service will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy, 1000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston 401-275-4900. Massage Envy, 1000 Division St, East Greenwich. 401-336-2900. What Women Want with Jayne DeRouin – 6:308:30pm. Looking for the tools to bring simplicity into your life? If so, then join Jayne as she shares her book, Keeping It Simple! ~ Keys to Living an Uncomplicated Life. $10. BlissLife Yoga Studio, 51 Winthrop St/Rte44, Rehoboth, MA. 508-252-9355.

Self Love Workshop – 7-8:30pm. Release all that is blocking you to express the self love. Guiding you to remember one of the lessons you are here to learn, loving yourself before any one to experience unconditional love. $15. Healing Hearts, 1542 Main St, West Warwick. 401-615-2423. Reiki- Energy Share – 7-9pm. Information and Energy Sharing Session for all that are interested in energy therapies. All levels and modalities are welcome. Please call Debi for more information. $5. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Suite 3, Wakefield. 401-263-1107.

Thursday, October 13

Gentle Yoga to Soothe Anxiety/Stress – 5:30-7pm. 8 week series designed to help yogis feel calm and centered. Teaching with Viniyoga techniques, students will learn to use their breath to calm their body. Learn to relax. $17, $88/8wks. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876.

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Finding Your Rhythm Workshop – 6-7:15pm. Find your inner rhythm & uplift your practice to build fire in your breath with Susan Connelly & live djembe drummers in this 90 minute all levels practice. $14 + donations for drummers appreciated. High Street Yoga, 44 High St, Westerly.

markyourcalendar Client Appreciation Day/ Open House – 6-10pm. Due to Hurricane Irene, our Client Appreciation Day/Open House has been rescheduled. Please join us for Wine and Cheese, sparkling beverages & savory goodies. Door Prizes and exclusive discounts on services. Free. The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-741-2278.

Friday, October 14

Guided Meditation – 7-8pm. After being led through gentle stretches to ease physical tension, you will begin a relaxing, enlightening, and blissful journey with your angels by your side. $10, call to register. The Journey Within, 1645 Warwick Ave, Ste. 224, Warwick. 401-732-2899. Healing With Archangel Raphael – 7-8pm. Meditation Hour. Raphael is the Healing Angel. He heals all emotionally & spiritually. He will help you heal yourself if you truly believe and love. Everyone is welcome. $10. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd, Warwick. 401-615-3433. Guided Meditation Night – 7-8:30pm. “Meditation for Peace, Balance and Stability” – Come Relax, Renew and Energize. All learning levels welcome. $10. Heavenly Hugs, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-935-8451.

Saturday, October 15

Providence Free to Breathe® – 8:30am-2pm. Providence Free to Breathe® 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk is a fun event for the entire family that brings the community together to inspire hope and create change. $20 – 25. Roger Williams Park Zoo – Carousel House. No Such Thing As A Bad Kid – 8:30am-5pm. Practice focuses on strength building rather than flaw fixing. Begins with the belief that youth at risk and their families can develop positive strengths within themselves. Geared toward professionals who work in the field. Please register on website. $120. Family and Friends Coaching Practice, Holiday Inn Mansfield, 31 Hampshire St, Mansfield, MA. 617733-6006. Magnified Healing® 1st Phase – 9:30am-5:30pm. Also October 16th. MH is a gentle 20-minute daily healing practice designed to help raise your spiritual vibration. Visit our website for more information. $225 (Certificate, Manual, Essence, CD). Heavenly Hugs, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401935-8451. Reiki I Certification Workshop – 10am-4pm. Begin your journey with Reiki, a gentle hands-on energy modality to help heal your life. Ample time for hands-on practice and tons of info/handouts/ lunch included. $135. The Light Within, 286 Lake Shore Dr, Warwick. 401-921-4397.


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Saturday, October 15

markyourcalendar Reiki Level 2 Workshop - 11am-6pm. Prerequisite: Reiki Level One. Deepen your healing path and discover advanced methods of healing from a truly gifted Master/Teacher. Symbols, distant healing and more. Materials and certificate included. Receive your training at our beautiful, healing center. $175. Michael Lyons, 101 Higginson Ave., Lincoln. 401-722-8400. Forgiveness – 11am-4pm. Explore the various aspects of forgiveness, beyond what traditional views or assumptions have been passed down to us. John Catlin is an inspirational/motivational speaker and author. Refreshments included. $80. Healing Hearts, 1542 Main St, West Warwick. 401-615-2423.

Intro to Ashtanga – 12:30-4:30pm. Learn about the traditional Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga method in a relaxed and fun environment with Jill Manning. All are welcome. $40. Shri Studio, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600.

Sunday, October 16

The Art of Personal Practice – 7am-9pm. Personal practice is yoga’s heart. Classes will help skilled individuals find fulfilling practice. Includes 12 day long retreats, 36 group classes, and 9 private sessions. $2,008/9 months [payment plans available]. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876.

Rise & Shine Yoga – 8-9:15am. 5 week program also meets Tuesday & Thursday at 7 am. Designed to help unite mind, body and spirit while building strength and releasing early morning stress. $17 , $110/2 days. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876. Ashtanga, NY : A Yoga Documentary – 12-1pm. Follows the aging yoga guru, Sri K Pattabhi Jois as he gives an American workshop in New York City in September, 2001. Free. Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 401-654-6650. Whole Foods 101 – 12:30-3:30pm. Discover the basics of a whole food diet and how to make the transition to eating well. A tour of the local food market and vegetarian lunch is included. $45. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126.

Wednesday, October 19

Reiki First Degree Certification – 9:30am-4pm. Learn the origins of Usui Reiki, the healing benefits attributed to it, & the hand positions used. After receiving the attunement will be time for questions & practice. $150/Includes all materials & certificate. Angel Whispers RI, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Ave,2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-741-2278. Inroduction to the Labyrinth – 6:30-9pm. Participants will discover the history of the Labyrinth, learn how it is used for health and well-being and create a personal hand labyrinth to take home. $25. Healing Hearts, 1542 Main St., West Warwick. 401-545-5295.

Thursday, October 20

Hands on Infomation Night – 6:30-7:30pm. Rainbow’s End Riding and Therapeutic Farm will host a hands on Information night. Learn what horses can do for you emotionally, physically and spiritually. $10. Rainbow’s End Stable, 12 Jarvis Ln, North Attleboro, MA. 508-643-9871.

Messages from the Divine w/ Gladys – 6:308:30pm. Gallery-style event full of channeled messages for you & the group. Come experience the power of Divine Guidance as you sit in the energy of the Archangels. $25 Please RSVP. Tranquility Day Spa and Wellness Center, 9 George St, North Providence. 401-233-4544.

Heal Your Past-Life Fears – 7-9pm. Learn how to overcome anxiety & the ten most common past-life fears during this interactive workshop. A personal guide to a past-life regression to heal yourself today. $20. Changing Lives, 1308 Atwood Ave., Johnston. 401-490-1732.

Friday, October 21

Yoga Dance with Cathy Cesario – 6-7:30pm. Class is a celebration of sound and movement! Loosen up and groove on a Friday evening, shaking off the work week, and bringing in joy, power, and peace. $20. Tenth Gate Yoga Center, 1016 East Main Rd, Portsmouth. 401-683-9642.

Saturday, October 22


Monday, October 17

26th Anniversary Celebration - 9:30am-6pm. Prizes, Free Samples, Nutritional Advice, Demonstrations, Deep Discounts Storewide. A fun-filled day of events are planned in appreciation on our incredible customers. Free. Nature’s Goodness, 510 East Main Rd, (@ corner of Rt 138 & 138a), Middletown. 401-847-7480.

Tuesday, October 18

Manifesting-Season of Happy Holidays – 10am12:30pm. Creating the Holiday Traditions You Desire. Let go of expectations of perfection and create an action plan to put the joy back into the holiday season. All materials included. $33, includes a “present”. Angel Whispers RI, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Ave,2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-741-2278.

Shamanic Journey Circle – 7-8:45pm. Deepen your journey practice and gain insight to your own guidance. Bring a journal, pen and something to lie on. Knowledge of how to journey is required. $10. Katharine Rossi, Mill at Shady Lea, Rm 204, North Kingstown. 401-924-0567. Teen Healer Book Signing with Author Paul Spremulli – 2-5pm. Author of the spiritually-inspired young adult novel, Teen Healer will be at Angelnook Gallery offering signed copies of his work. A perfect outing for Indigo Families! Angelnook Gallery, 1591 Cranston St, Cranston. 401-932-8888.

Nutrition and Cooking Workshop – 1-3pm. One hour workshop followed by one hour cooking demonstration; registration is required, space is

limited. For more information or to register, contact Tracey 401-527-0281. $25. Holistic Health Rhode Island, 5784 Post Rd., Suite 5, East Greenwich. Practicing in the Presence – 2-5pm. Uncover a dialog with your inner spirit using the tools of Yoga Nidra, discussion and interactive exercises to reclaim your true Self. With Heather Eilering. $35,$30/ members. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave, Cranston. 401-780-9809.

Sunday, October 23

Angel Digest Book Signing with Author Paul Spremulli – 10am-12pm. Angel Digest, an anthology of true angel stories and children’s illustrations will be holding a book signing with selected author, Paul Spremulli at Angelnook Gallery. Angelnook Gallery, 1591 Cranston St, Cranston. 401-932-8888. Writing for Everyone – 11:30am-4:30pm. Join writing coach Lisa Tener in her Inspired to Write Series to gain inspiration and a plan for making writing a consistent practice in your life. $65. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. Soul-Full Seeing – A New Way of Seeing© – 1-3pm. How we connect to Spirit and how important beauty is in our lives. If you like to take pictures, draw or paint this presentation is for you. RSVP for pricing. Natural Images, Stage Right Studio, 68 South Main St, Woonsocket. 401-356-0255. Kundalini Yoga & Meditation for Men – 1-4pm. In this men’s workshop, we will use the tools contained in the ancient wisdom of Kundalini Yogakriya, mantra, asana, and meditation-to lead us to a more fulfilling life. $35. Tenth Gate Yoga Center, 1016 East Main Rd, Portsmouth. 401-683-9642.

Monday, October 24

Grains and Greens for Busy People – 6-8pm. Are you a busy person who wants to incorporate more whole grains and green vegetables into your meals? Workshop will provide you with the tools to make it happen. $35. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126.

Thursday, October 27

Divinely Touched: Transform Your Life – 6:308pm. See October 8th at 2pm for details. Free. Healing Hearts, 1542 Main St, West Warwick. 401-615-2423. Healing With the Arts - 6:30-8:30pm. Perfect for dis-ease survivors. Decrease heart rate, respiration & stress. No experience necessary. $30. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-4050819.

The Union of Yoga Nidra & Reiki – 7-8:30pm. Experience the partnership of 2 relaxing and deeply healing techniques, receiving individually from Reiki Master Bobbie Schaeffer while Heather leads you into YN bliss. $16,$14/members. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave, Cranston. 401-780-9809. Yoga for Curvy Women – 7:15-8:45pm. 8 week series designed to address the needs of the bigger female body. Students of size will be taught how to modify postures safely for their body. Yoga is for all sizes. $17,$88/8wks. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-421-9876.

Friday, October 28

Reiki Gathering – 7-8:30pm. This is an opened Reiki Circle. Meditation will help release blocks of energy from your body and bring you back to peace and harmony. Everyone is Welcome. $15. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd, Warwick. 401-615-3433.

Saturday, October 29

Reiki II Certification Workshop – 10am-4pm. Learn three powerful Reiki symbols to use and activate, including sending Distant Reiki. Attunement, hands-on instructions, manual and lunch included. $150. The Light Within, 286 Lake Shore Dr, Warwick. 401-921-4397. Reiki Level One Certification – 10am-5pm. Come Learn the Art of Reiki – become certified in Level One. Hosted by Jodie Camara. Study materials are supplied. Pre-registration is required. $100. Positive New Beginnings, Inc, 873 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 401-432-7195. Nutrition and Cooking Workshop – 1-3pm. One hour workshop followed by one hour cooking demonstration; registration is required, space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Tracey 401-527-0281. $25. Holistic Health Rhode Island, 5784 Post Rd, Suite 5, East Greenwich. Intro to Aromatherapy – 1-3pm. Learn the basics of Aromatherapy – the top 10 Essential Oils for health and well-being. Call Sharon to register or for more information. $25. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Suite 3, Wakefield. 401-742-2354. Divinely Touched: Transform Your Life – 1-3pm. See October 8th at 2pm for details. Free. III Suns, 2171 Achushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA. 508-995-3868. Tarot 2012 Introduction to Spirit – 1-5pm. Discover the Spiritual power and meaning of Tarot’s Major Arcana and its use as a tool of guidance as we approach the 2012 awakening. $55. Sun Rose Farm, 495 Gilbert Stuart Rd., Saunderstown. 401-295-4070.

Sunday, October 30

All Hallows Eve Psychic Fair – 10am-5pm. For a Halloween Treat come get a reading, pampering, visit our vendors or attend the seminars including Keynote Speaker Myrna Lamb and group readings. $8. Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel, 1850 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-769-1325 X11.

Monday, October 31

Saturday, November 5

markyourcalendar Reiki Level One Workshop - 11am-6pm. Learn this gentle, hands on energy healing system from a truly gifted Master/Teacher. Receive the attunement, history, meditation, practice and certificate. All Students will leave the class with the ability to heal themselves and others. $150. Michael Lyons, 101 Higginson Ave., Lincoln. 401-722-8400. Yoga Tune Up® – 1-3pm. Soothing Shoulders and then 3:30-5pm Healing Hips. Learn how to excavate tension from your body, re-balance your joints and revitalize soft tissues so you feel better and move better. $40/each, $70/both. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126.

markyourcalendar Walk the Earth, Write the World...from the Inside Out - 1-4pm. Generate story, character, and emotion; let the Earth be your writing guide. Mary Kate Jordan willl help you keep your written language fresh and your inner senses alive. The key to your best writing is waiting for you, right here in this workshop. Call or email to register. $35. Oracle of Light, 194 Waterman Street, 3rd Fl, Providence. 4-135-285-557..

markyourcalendar David Roth Concert - 7-10pm. David Roth, a folk singer, songwriter, recording artist strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, moving stories, and powerful singing and subject matter. $20. Event Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552.

Sunday, November 6

Chakras and Crystals – 2-4pm. What are Chakras? How do they shift out of balance? How do crystals help to re-establish balance? Learn some basic skills for chakra and crystal work. Call Debi for info. $25. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Suite 3, Wakefield. 401-263-1107.

BSC East Side Open House – 5:30am-10pm. Come workout for free and bring a friend! Special classes, demos and fitness assessments. Meet local vendors and sample products. Members and nonmembers are welcome. Free. Boston Sports Club Providence East Side, 131 Pitman St, Providence. 401-351-2449.

An Ayurvedic Spin on Herbs – 9am-5pm. Ayurveda gives you a whole new set of tools to use when determining herbal formulas and lifestyle changes for clients. Introductory class is designed for herbalists. Call for cost. Farmacy Herbs, 28 Cemetery St, Providence. 401-270-5223.

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Wednesday, November 16

Be Raw: Eating for Vitality – 6:30-8pm. First 3 Tuesdays. Explore this accessible and delicious way of increasing your vitality, creativity and resistance to disease. Week I, introduction and snacks. Week II, soups and entrees. Week III, desserts. Recipes and taste testing included. $75. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126.

Awakening to Freedom – 7-9pm. Non Duality Talk with Scott Kiloby & Bentinho Massaro. Simplifying the message of Enlightenment., Contact Julianne for info/registration. $20. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave., Cranston. 860-463-5576.

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Hot Power Yoga – 8:30-10am. Rigorous, empowering flow. Challenge your body, free your mind and detoxify! Room is heated to 90-95 degrees. $14. Yoga One, 3 Progress St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-1300. Kripalu Yoga – 9-9:45am. Postures, breathing and core work to stretch, strengthen and relieve tension. Donations accepted. Church of the Mediator – a UU Fellowship, 50 Rounds Ave, Providence. 401-941-3070. Sunday Celebration Service – 9:15-10:30am. Concordia where hearts come together as one. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 732-1552. Sunday Meditations – 10-11am. Relaxing morning class includes a short talk and guided meditation on how to apply Buddhist teachings in our modern lives. $8, Free for members. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 339 Ives St, Providence. 508-979-8277. Shambhala Mindfulness Meditation – 10am12pm. Open community practice of basic mindfulness meditation, with chants (participation optional) Instruction offered at 10:00 am. Free. Providence Shambhala Meditation Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave., 2nd Floor, Pawtucket. 401-305-0762. Shambhala. Ananda Sunday Satsang – 10am-12pm. Spiritual fellowship through meditation, chanting, talks, veggie potluck lunch. Saturday Workshops. Yogananda’s teachings. Kriya Yoga. Donation. Ananda Center, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-308-8745. Hatha Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. Develop balance, strength and flexibility and awaken your body awareness.. All levels. $14, $9/with package. RI Pilates Studio, 622 George Washington Hwy, Behind Lincoln Mall, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. Sunday Service – 10:30am-12pm. We offer tools for everyday living and study well-known, modernday spiritual teachers and concepts, and welcome all paths to God. Love Offering Basis. Unity Radiant Light, 155 Douglas Ave, Providence. 401-486-2708. Mini-Meditation Retreats – 1-4pm. 1st Sunday. Extended sitting periods with walking meditation, tea break, a bit of yoga to loosen up, and video or talk. Intimate meditation talk and extended guided Somatic Consciousness meditation. Sliding scale $30-$45. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, 6A, Providence. 401-270-5443. Thai Yoga Massage Workshop – 1-4pm. For partners, yogis, massage therapist, and anyone that is interested in learning how to give a holistic healing ancient art massage. RSVP. $75. Soma Yoga, Sun Rose Healing, 2 Pond Ave, Newport. 203-257-2359. Urban Bhakti Groove – 3-4:30pm. 2nd and 4th Sundays. Up-beat vinyasa flow class with meditative chanting and deep relaxation. $15, $5 to a city based charity. Shri Studio, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600.


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Gentle Flow/Yoga Nidra – 5:30-7pm. Preparing you for the week ahead, a gentle wave of postures to open the body, quiet the mind and rejuvenate your spirit. End class with Yoga Nidra a deep sweet sleep. $13. Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston. 401-383-0839.

Ongoing Ayurvedic Health Workshops – 6:308pm. Every other Sunday. Leave behind chronic illness and pain: discover time-tested ways to achieve health and balance in a supportive group setting. All are welcome. $15, $72/6 class card. Aermid Ayurveda Center, 100 Lafayette St, Ste 108, Pawtucket.

Magnified Healing® Circle – 7-8:30pm. 1st Sunday. Energy circle for self and healing of Earth. Magnified Healing Practitioners only. Call for more info. Donation. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 401-263-1107.


Early Morning Ashtanga Mix Yoga – 6:157:15am. Wake up, get dressed, brush your teeth, splash some water on your face and come practice yoga. Heated room ready for you. Protein bars & shakes for nourishment to go. Showers on site. $12. Body Kneads Yoga, 1145 Reservoir Ave, 2nd Fl, Cranston. 401-632-0878.

Pilates Flex, Stretch and Tone – 9-10am. All levels, full body movement class for flexibility, muscle tone and balance. $15. Pilates West Bay, 5 Division St., East Greenwich.

T’ai Chi – 10:30-11:30am. Beginners classes in T’ai Chi, Short Form. All are welcome. Donations accepted. Dr. Michael Gottfried, Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus St, Tiverton. 401-849-7011. Meditation at Lunchtime – 12am-1pm. Take a real break at to rejuvenate yourself and bring a more peaceful version of yourself back to work. $8. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 339 Ives St, Providence. 508-979-8277.

Kundalini Yoga for All Levels and Ages – 4-5:15pm. Bend of postures, pranayam, mantra, music, meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. $10. Hamilton House, 276 Angell St, Providence. DeviDyalKK@ 401-722-3230. Anusara Yoga with Sara Davidson – 5-6:30pm. Heart-oriented, spiritually inspiring using Universal Principles of Alignment. $15, $45/5, $99/11. Shri Studio, 21 Broad St, Pawtucket. 401-441-8600.

Gentle Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Mind-body awareness, posture, alignment and breathing techniques. Beginners welcome. $12, $60/6 weeks. West Shore Wellness, 459 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-734-9355. Pilates Sculpt – 5:30-6:30pm. Strengthen your core and body awareness. Mat pilates practice incorporates the use of weights. $13, Class Cards & Monthly’s available. Body Magic Yoga and Fitness Studio, 580 Wood St, Bristol. 401-743-8490. Belly Dancing with Mahdia – 6-7:15pm. Get in shape and explore the Middle Eastern style-Raks Sharqi. $13, $60/6. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. Literacy Volunteers Tutor Training – 6-9pm. Volunteer to teach English! We train tutors to teach adults who have Basic Reading or English as a Second Language needs. Runs 9/26/11-12/7/11. Help someone today. Nominal Materials Fee. Literacy Volunteers of Kent County, 1672 Flat River Rd, Coventry. 401-822-9103. lvkcMain.html. Women’s Spirituality/Intention Group – 7-9pm. 2nd Monday. Dynamic group to share intentions and dreams. Open to all seeking a deeper connection. $15. Pat Hastings, Providence. 401-521-6783. Deeksha Oneness Blessing – 7-9pm. 2nd and 4th Monday. Open the heart, heal relationships, quiet the chatter of the mind, and initiate a process of Awakening into Oneness where there is no longer a sense of separateness. Donation. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, Providence. 401-2705443. Tong Ren Guinea Pig Classes – 7:30-9pm. Last Monday. Energy therapy that directs chi to blockage points by tapping on acupuncture meridian points on a model thereby releasing blockages. RSVP. $10 donation. Sacred Earth Center, Shari Bitsis, 68 South Main St, Woonsocket. 401-465-4249.


30 Minute Training Express – 8-8:30am. A bit of everything, free weights, cardio drills, machines, boxing & more in 30 minutes!. $5/call to register. B.I.A. Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. All levels yoga – 9-10:15am. Open level blends hatha & vinyasa flows. Challenges and modifications are offered to guide each student’s experience on the mat leading toward mind-body awareness. $13, Class Cards & Monthly’s available. Body Magic Yoga and Fitness Studio, 580 Wood St, Bristol. 401-743-8490. Nia Class – 10:30-11:30am. Incorporates dance movement to very cool music with a touch of martial arts. $4/members,$8/non members. Smithfield Community Center, One Williams J. Hawkins Jr. Trail, Smithfield. 401-487-6977. T’ai Chi – 10:30-11:30am. Beginners classes in T’ai Chi, Short Form. All are welcome. Donations accepted. Dr. Michael Gottfried, Middletown Senior Center, 650 Green End Ave, Middletown. 401-849-7011.

Yoga Nidra Series – 12:30pm-1:45pm. Learn the foundation of philosophy, science and technique in this simple, ancient and profound practice. Cumulative and drop ins are discouraged. $60/6 weeks. Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200.

PeaceLove Open Studio Sessions – 12:30-2:30pm. Open Studio Sessions, Tuesdays 12:30-2:00,Wednesday 2:00-3:30, Thursday 12:30-2:00, Friday 10:3012:00pm. Use of Studio and Materials.Create Peace of Mind. $8, $25/5 visit studio card. PeaceLove Studios, 200 Main St, Pawtucket. 475-9778. Intrinsic Strengthening – 1-1:30pm. Learn intrinsic stabilization and strengthening exercises to support your spine, reduce injuries and decrease pain. Free. Mobley Family Chiropractic, Briarwood Plaza, 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-0408.

Svaroopa Yoga – 4-5:30pm. Very gentle, deeply healing. Focus is on releasing the muscles along the spinal column. Pre-registration is necessary. $17, $112/8. Blissful Moment Yoga, 1006 Charles St. #10A, N Providence. 401-742-8020. Yoga for Everybody – 5-6:30pm. Less than 8 students per class. Clear instruction. Heal injuries, shape-up, get strong Call for more info. $25/3 new student special. Yoga With Lora, 1665 Hartford Ave, 2nd Fl, Johnston. 401-829-9148.

Vinyasa Yoga – 5-6:30pm. Detoxify and strengthen your body while uplifting your heart and spirit. $45/6, new student special. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (Rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642. Hatha Yoga – 5:45-6:45pm. Mixed levels, beginners welcome. Ask about new student specials. $14, $72/6. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310.

Zumba – 6-7pm. Latin inspired dance workout. Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Calypso, and more! Love to live, live to party with zumba!. $10. BIA Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899.

Learn Ho’Oponopono – 6:30-7:30pm. Learn/ practice the ancient Hawaiian art of Ho’Oponopono. Release, cleanse & heal in 4 easy steps. Bring peace within, without and among nature. Bring a Friend! $20/ Call to Register. Under The Sun Meditation Center, 31B Bridge St, Newport. 401-339-6092.

All Level Yoga – 6:30-7:45pm. Combination class: Deep, yet gentle stretching (Yin Yoga) with a moderately-paced Vinyasa flow. Open to Beginners. $14, $96/8. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, @The Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd., Cumberland. 401-658-4802.

Meditation Group – 6:30-8pm. 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Meditation Can Help You relieve tension, stress & pain. Feel happier, more relaxed & at peace. Discover and explore your inner spiritual nature. Donation. West Shore Wellness, 459 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-734-9355. Hatha Yoga – 7-8pm. With Satta. Space is limited, please call to reserve. $15. Enza’s Day Spa, 90 Danielson Pike, North Scituate. 401-647-4247. Yoga for Everybody – 7-8:30pm. No worries about your size or shape or level of fitness. $45/6, new student special. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (Rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642. A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7-9pm. Learn how to bring miracles into one’s life. Drop-in. $5. It’s My Health, 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-405-0819. Providence Laughter Club – 7:30-8:30pm. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Explore, nourish and share intentional laughter as a means of cultivation wellness, healing, playfulness and connection in ourselves and our communities. Free/Donations appreciated. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, Providence. 401-270-5443.


Morning Prana – 6:15-7:30am. Ignite your day and leave this busy class feeling vital and complete. $15. Raffa Yoga, 19 Sharpe Dr, Cranston. 401-463-3335. Sunrise Yoga – 7-8am. Great way to start your day, whether you are a beginner or advanced. $12, packages available. Simplify Yoga, 1050 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-419-1298. Meditation Support and Sitting Group – 8:309:15am. All levels are welcome to drop-in. All proceeds go to End Child Prostitution and TraffikingUSA. $7/Donation. Focus Yoga, Ann Porto, PsyD, 63 Cedar Ave, East Greenwich. Tai Chi – 10:30-11:30am. Beginners classes in T’ai Chi, Short Form. All are welcome. Donations accepted. Dr. Michael Gottfried, Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons Rd, Little Compton. 401-849-7011.

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Somatic Meditation – 1-2:15pm. Guided meditation experiences and training with Sarah Whitehead from the Providence Institute. Be amazed at her gentle connection and guidance in meditation. Bring a blanket/pillow or Zafu/Zabutan if you have one. $10/Suggested donation. Mobley Family Chiropractic, Briarwood Plaza, 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-0408. Readings by Nelia – Tarot/Intuitive – 2-5:15pm. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Readings by Nelia, Tarot Card and Intuitive Readings. Walk-ins welcomed also. $45/half hour, $80/hour. Positive New Beginnings, Inc, 873 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 401-432-7195. Kids Yoga – 4:30-5:15pm. Through basic instruction and games, children learn Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation in a fun safe environment. Call to register. $10/class. The Journey Within, 1645 Warwick Ave Ste 224, Warwick. 401-732-2899.

Whole Foods Waterman St Neighborhood Night – 4:30-6:30pm. Taste something special from every department, new theme every week. Free. Whole Foods, 261 Waterman St, Providence. 401-2721690.

Westerly Arts Night – 5-8pm. 1st Wednesday. Downtown galleries and studios open in unison to exhibit new works. Free. Artists Cooperative Gallery, 12 High St, Westerly. 401-596-2221.

Vegetarian Dinner | Zen Meditation – 5:308:30pm. 5:30pm Public dinner 6:15pm Meditation instruction class 6:30pm Special Chanting 7:00pm Regular Chanting 7:30pm Sitting and walking meditation until 8:30pm. Free/Donations. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland. 401-658-1464. Kundalini Yoga for All Levels and Ages – 5:457pm. See Monday at 4pm for details. $10. Hamilton House, 276 Angell St, Providence. DeviDyalKK@ 401-722-3230.

Vinyasa (flow) – 6-7:15pm. Hone in on your true essence. Develop awareness toward breath and alignment while moving seamlessly from one posture to the next. Opt. 30 min meditation offered at end. $13, Class Cards & Monthly’s. Body Magic Yoga and Fitness Studio, 580 Wood St, Bristol. 401-743-8490.

Svaroopa Yoga – 6-7:30pm. See Tuesday at 4 for details. $17, $112/8. Blissful Moment Yoga, 1006 Charles St. #10A, N Providence. 401-742-8020.


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Shambhala Mindfulness Meditation – 6-7:30pm. Open community practice of basic mindfulness meditation, with chants (participation optional). Free. Providence Shambhala Meditation Center, 541 Pawtucket Ave., 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-305-0762.

Meditation Class – 5:30-7pm. Deepening Somatic Consciousness. Walking meditation in addition to guided experiences working with consciousness in the body, connecting with the earth and cultivating unconditional presence. $14, $70/prepaid for 6. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, Providence. 401-270-5443.

Gentle Yoga – 6-7pm. Mind-body awareness, posture and alignment and breathing techniques. Beginners welcome. $12, $60/6 weeks. West Shore Wellness, 459 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-734-9355.

Heated Vinyasa Flow – 6-7:30pm. Strengthen your body and release toxins as you connect to mindful breathing. Experience Prana, universal energy, as you flow to contemporary and traditional yoga music. $15, or class card. Healing Hands RI, 101 Higginson Ave., Lincoln. 401-722-8400. Nia Movement Class – 6:30-7:30pm. Class for any fitness level that teaches you to move your ‘own body’s way’ and get fit. Great music. No shoes, bring water. $12, $50/5 classes Quonnie Grange, 5662 (Route 1) Post Rd., Charlestown. 401-322-0810. Yoga Flow – 6:30-7:45pm. Practice focuses on the essentials of Vinyasa Yoga. Develop awareness toward breath and alignment while moving seamlessly from one posture to the next. $13, Class Cards & Monthly’s available. Body Magic Yoga and Fitness Studio, 580 Wood St, Bristol. 401-743-8490. Meditation Service – 7-8pm. Affirmative message and guided meditation, join us for a mid week spiritual lift. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552.


Hatha Yoga – 9-10:15am. Hatha yoga focuses on uniting asana and meditation practices. Asanas are held for longer durations with a strong emphasis on breath (pranayama) and alignment. $13, Class Cards & Monthlys. Available. Body Magic Yoga and Fitness Studio, 580 Wood St, Bristol. 401-743-8490. Mixed Level Yoga – 9:30-11am. Flowing movements and deeper holds. First Class Free. One Yoga Studio, 142A Danielson Pike, 2nd Fl, Foster. 401-578-4162. Svaroopa Yoga – 9:45-11:15am. See Tuesday at 4pm for details. $17, $112/8. Blissful Moment Yoga, 1006 Charles St. #10A, N Providence. 401-742-8020.

Barre and Ball Class – 10-11am. Ballet barre (30 min) and Pilates on stability ball (30 min) moves to lengthen and tone muscles. $14,$9/with package. RI Pilates Studio, 622 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln. 401-335-3099. Tong Ren Guinea Pig Classes – 10:30am-12pm. 2nd & 4th Thursday. Energy therapy that directs chi to blockage points by tapping on acupuncture meridian points on a model thereby releasing blockages RSVP. $10/donation. Spirit of Agape, Shari Bitsis, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249. Tai Chi – 10:45-11:45am. Experience the physical and spiritual benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. No experience necessary, wear comfortable clothing. $5/Suggested donation. Mobley Family Chiropractic, Briarwood Plaza, 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-0408. Fluid Fitness™ – 11am-12pm. Gentle, effective, innovative approach to move your whole body the way it is designed. Slow down the aging process and step up your fitness program. No experience needed. $12/$10 Seniors & Students. Focus Yoga Studio, 63 Cedar Ave. #10, East Greenwich. 401-826-2020. Open Forum – 1-2pm. See Calendar of Events and/or our website for more information. Free. Mobley Family Chiropractic, Briarwood Plaza, 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA. 508-336-0408. Meditation~Visualization~Relaxation – 5:155:45pm. Half hour of Bliss. Join us for a guided meditation. Time for you to relax, restore, refresh and rejuvenate. Just lay on your mat and just Be. $5/Donation. Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston. 401-383-0839. Beginner Iyengar Yoga – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen and stretch with focus on alignment. $5 off first class. $16, $14/student. Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 401-654-6650.

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Ananda Yoga & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Enjoy blissful yoga with Kyle integrating body’s subtle energies for physical & spiritual well-being. All levels welcome! Meditation after class on 1st and 3rd Thursdays. $10. Ananda Wakefield, E. Matunuck Beach Area, Wakefield. 401-789-1288. Meditation Group – 5:30-7pm. Manage stress, awaken intuition & connect to spirit using guided breath control, visualization & sound. Individual sessions available by appointment. Bring a Friend. $20/ Call to Register. Under The Sun Meditation Center, 31B Bridge St, Newport. 401-339-6092. Vinyasa Yoga – 6-7:45pm. See Tuesday at 5 for details. $45/6 classes, new student special. One Yoga Center, 142 A Danielson Pike (Rt. 6), Foster. 401-368-9642. Zumba Toning – 6:15-7:15pm. Join the party with a latin inspired dance workout! Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, and more. Zumba toning sticks are used with this class. $10 call to register. B.I.A. Fitness, 1639 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-732-2899. Women’s Empowerment Support Group – 6:30-8pm. Offers friendship, personal sharing and problem solving for those experiencing challenges in relationships, divorce and loss. Call Pat Bird to register. $15. Path 2 Harmony, 133 Old Tower Hill Rd, Suite 3, Wakefield. 401-835-0089. Hatha Yoga – 7-8:15pm. See Tuesday at 5:45pm for details. $14, $72/6. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. Gentle Yoga – 7-8:15pm. Gentle and peaceful practice. Special focus on using the breath to relax the body and mind. Mediation and Reiki. $13. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd, Warwick. 401-615-3433. Amrit Yoga Posture Clinic – 7-8:30pm. 1st Thursday. Focus on specific details and alignment in the Amrit Yoga method. All levels. Included in membership, $15/non-member. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave, Cranston. 780-9089.

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Jessica Albernaz, MS, CAC Serving RI and MA 860-558-3988 Ayurveda is an ancient system of holistic medicine from India. It is completely natural, relying on diet, lifestyle, yoga, and herbs to treat mental/physical imbalances. Achieving balance in body and mind strengthens immunity and activates the body’s natural healing power. As a Certified Ayurvedic Consultant, I can help you determine your own personal balance and provide natural treatments to help you achieve it.

Community Ayurvedic Herbalist Life Essentials Wellness Center Jessica Ferrol 5 Railroad Ave, Westerly, RI 401-323-4638

Our intention is to bring the natural healing wisdom of Ayurveda to you, your loved ones and our communities. Through one on one consultation, herbal supplements & workshops, our services are for anyone wanting to feel healthier, stronger and more content with life. Ayurvedic and Herbal Consultation services offered.

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Dr. Meghan V. Schaffer 291 Waterman Street Providence, RI 02906 (401) 223-0111 At Bayside Chiropractic, I believe my goal as a physician is to help each of my patients reach their optimal level of health. I use Sacro-Occipital Technic (SOT TM), a gentle Chiropractic and Cranial method of adjusting that enables me to treat a wide variety of patients. I especially enjoy treating pregnant moms, infants and kids.

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Chiropractic Physician Dr. Michael Gottfried 1272 West Main Rd. Aquidneck Chiropractic Middletown, RI 02842 401-849-7011

My purpose is to support you by listening to you; providing you with gentle, low force chiropractic care coupled with stress management, nutrition, and exercise information to assist you to take action on your road back to health. With 30 years of experience doing what I love to do in a supportive environment, miracles can happen.


Dr. Belinda Mobley Briarwood Plaza 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA 508-336-0408 Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. At Mobley Family Chiropractic we use gentle but specific chiropractic techniques to locate and remove the barriers to true health and have a variety of options to assist you on the road to better health and vitality. See ad page 21.


Dr. Stefan Battle, Ed.D., MSW P.O. Box 3671 Cranston, RI 617-733-6006 Family and Friends Coaching Practice is sponsoring the Parent and Family Advocate workshop series this fall, 2011. The series is geared to professionals who work with children and their families and parents. For more information and to register, visit the above website address.


Guidance in Achieving Your Goals David Monson 181 Main Street, 2nd floor, Blackstone, MA 508-883-1007 As a certified Life Coach, I have been coaching individuals and groups for many years in the areas of Successful Communication, Personal Relationships and Life Strategy Development. Men and women alike often wonder if they’re using their gifts effectively to contribute to themselves, those they love or others in their environment. We offer without obligation a complimentary consultation to determine if we can assist you in co-developing a focused path toward greater success, attainment of your dreams and a more fulfilled way of living. See ad page 5.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY Inner Health Colon Hydrotherapy Lori DeLang, I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist 450 Chauncy St., Mansfield, MA at Rtes. 95, 495 & 106 508-261-1611 •

Cleanse your colon with privacy and dignity, using the premier Angel of Water system. The large intestine (colon) is cleansed by instilling purified water into the lower bowel through a disposable nozzle. The water initiates natural movement of the colon to eliminate waste. You remain in control of the flow of water at all times. Remember: The Road to Good Health is Paved with Good Intestines! See ad on page 10.

DEPTH HYPNOSIS Katharine A. Rossi 401-924-0567

Holistic counseling using hypnosis to access the root cause of imbalances and transform your relationship with others and self.  Depth Hypnosis works with your inner wisdom to heal and create lasting change.  Phone and office sessions available.

DOG WALKING Paws N’ Go Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Ashley Gentes 401 996 1465

Providing in home pet care so you and your pet can be at ease while you’re away. From 1-3 visits daily, which includes fresh food and water, walks or cleaning the litter, plenty of play time, and lots of love and affection! Experienced and insured. “Providing Love & Care When You’re Not There!” since 2005.

ENERGY HEALING Body-Wise Therapeutics Laura P. Clark, lcmt, cpia, cfr, cia 401-848-9825

Bodywork & Energy Shifting for Soulful Living. Laura uses an integrative holistic approach that helps you shift your energy, and allows your joy to shine through while working on the challenges of your life. Massage, Facial Reflexology, Feng Shui, Aromatherapy, Dream Coaching and more.

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Jackie Van Dusen AM, RHP Wakefield, RI 401-284-0363 Like peeling an onion, Light Soul Therapy works to release layers of dis-illusionment, dis-content and dis-ease. Please visit my website for more details, my Bio, classes, healing events and more. Or, call me today for a free 20 minutes phone consult.  I’d love to speak with you. See ad page 14.

Esthetician Dianne Colardo Massage Envy Spa 1000 Division Street East Greenwich, RI 401-336-2900

Massage Envy Spa has partnered with Dr. Murad, of Murad International, to create four signature facials. Sun damage, acne blemishes, reducing signs of aging, or calming sensitive skin, we have a facial designed for you. Full consultation to ensure that you are receiving the treatment that is best suited for your skin care needs. Appointments are available 7 days a week, including evenings. See ad on page 19.

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Innisfree Body Works 18 Post Rd Pawtuxet Village, Warwick 401-461-3788 Whether it’s an organic facial, a natural nails service, or a Brazilian wax, Marissa knows how to make her clients enjoy their spa experience. With years of honing her skills in treatments with different product lines, Marissa has come to understand the importance of using only all-natural, organic skin products. Call to make your appointment and enjoy a relaxing unique experience.

healing arts center Magick Mirror Healing Arts Center

Connie Ouellette & Kevin Moniz 17 State Street, Bristol, RI 401-254-2200 Look into the Magick Mirror and experience the healing energies of crystals, gemstones, jewelry and gifts from around the world. Psychic readings, candles, books, incense, music, herbs, fairies await you. Lift your spirits through our mediumship and metaphysical classes! Magick, Tarot (3 levels), Herbs, Wicca, Reiki, Angels, Shamanism and much more. Join our co-op of holistic healers forming now!

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health food store NATURE’S GOODNESS 510 East Main Rd Middletown, RI 401-847-7480

For 26 years we have been providing the finest quality Natural & Organic  Whole Foods, Nutritional Products, Body Care, Athletic Supplements, Natural Pet Care and Healthful Information in a fun, comfortable and inspirational environment.  We are open daily.  Please visit our web site for a wealth of information. See ad on page 29.

holistic guidance Angel Whispers Rhode Island

917 A Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 401-741-2278 Offering a variety of holistic energy therapies, which can be scheduled at Wellness Center at Gold Plaza in Warwick, private homes, businesses, hospitals, and nursing homes. Adriene also conducts Reiki certification courses and workshops on a variety of topics related the wellness. See ad on page 29.

Positive New Beginnings 873 Waterman Ave. East Providence, RI 401-432-7195

Reiki, Meditation, Spiritual Counseling, Law of Attraction Coaching, Angel Therapy, Crystal Healing, Yoga, Massage, Acupuncture, Theta Healing, Psychic Readings, Angel &Tarot Cards, Past Lives, Reflexology, Workshops, Magick Classes, Weddings, Moon Ceremonies, Psychic Parties, gifts, stones, herbs, Room Rentals. Sunday ~ First Spiritualist Church of RI -Come feel the positive vibe! See ad on page 44.

hypnosis Mark Ashley Hypnosis Health & Wellness

Consulting Hypnotist, Coach & Motivator 401-623-6709 • Motivation by means of hypnosis. Achieve amazing success with weight loss, fitness goals, stress management, insomnia, motivation, procrastination, anxiety, phobias, smoking and compulsive behaviors.

Christine McCullough, MA

Newport, RI 401-847-6551 Let me help you move through times of transition and transformation in your life. I offer integrative, holistic insights and solutions customized to your needs. Holistic Tarot, Spiritual Astrology, Energy Healing, Reiki II, Body Talk, Ear Coning, Life Coach, Non-denominational Celebrant.

My Holistic Village

Resources for holistic daily living! Search the Chamber of Commerce Directory for holistic practitioners and merchants. Browse the Library for archived presentations. Bookmark the Calendar for “must see” holistic events and more! Join today. It’s free. Own a business? Get found online when you join the Chamber of Commerce at

holistic healing and education Sun Rose Healing Thai Yoga Massage 203-257-2359

Rose M. Napoli has been studying and practicing holistic healing for many years. She holds  many certification, is licensed in Thai,Yoga, Massage and Associates in Science. Workshops offered at Soma Yoga Studio for Thai Yoga Massage for any one.  She also offers Guided Imagery, Vibrational Healing, Private Ayurvedic Consultation and yoga sessions and private sessions.


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interfaith minister INTERFAITH MINISTER Rev. Natalia de Rezendes Slatersville, RI 401-766-8316

Create the Wedding ceremony of your heart’s desire with Rev. Natalia! Whether it be traditional or nontraditional or an Interfaith marriage. All types of love unions welcomed! Rev. Natalia co-creates ceremonies with you and enhances the beauty of your traditions: weddings, baby christenings and namings, seasonal healing rituals, memorials and funerals.

MASSAGE Noreen Cerqua Providence, Walpole, Medway 508-397-8287

Certified Practitioner and Community-Based Educator of Arvigo Techniques™ of Maya Abdominal Therapy. A gentle, external, non-invasive repositioning of pelvic and abdominal organs that have shifted. Private Yoga Sessions with a free Ayurvedic Consualtation.

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naturopathic physicians Sheila M. Frodermann, MA, ND, FHANP

Providence Wholistic Healthcare 144 Waterman St., Providence, RI 401-455-0546 • Holistic family health care: your comprehensive natural medicine clinic offering diet and nutritional counseling, herbal & homeopathic medicines, and acupuncture. Optimize health and wellness naturally! See ad on page 19.

Keri Layton, N.D.

111 Chestnut St., Providence, RI Also at All That Matters, Wakefield, RI 401-536-4327 • Naturopathic medicine at its best. Diet and nutrient therapy, herbal medicine, NAET, homeopathy. Safe and effective treatments for men, women and children of all ages.

Nature Cures Naturopathic Clinic

Dr Cathy Picard, N.D. 250 Eddie Dowling Hwy • North Smithfield RI 401-597-0477 • Whole-person health care for the entire family using safe and effective natural medicines. Meeting your health care needs with homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition and biotherapeutic drainage. Focus includes pediatrics and childhood developmental issues including autism and ADHD.

nutrition dawn parente

Eat Yourself Healthy NC, HHP 774-991-0695 Learn how to eat smarter not harder. Improve your immune response, lose weight naturally, and increase your energy, focus and performance. You can “Eat Yourself Healthy”. Classes, Workshops, Individual consults enrolling monthly. Men, women, children and families welcome.

pet foods Pet Foods Plus 30 Gooding Avenue Bristol, RI 02809 401-253-2456

Toys, treats, shampoo, leashes, cat litter or food of all kinds, Pet Foods Plus has it. High quality customer service, offering a full supply of food and accessories for dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbits, fish and even livestock. We also sell fish, small mammals, reptiles and birds. Stop by for quality products at affordable prices! See ad on page 27.

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Reiki Master & Teacher Warwick RI 401-921-4397 I would love to open your hands, your heart and your mind to the wonderful healing energy of Reiki. I am a Certified Reiki Master and Teacher, who would like to help you on your journey of personal growth through this safe, non-invasive healing modality. Because I have always had a deep connection with animals, I am also available to offer Reiki to your pet. Please contact me to learn more.

therapeutic massage Innisfree Body Works 18 Post Rd Pawtuxet Village, Warwick 401-461-3788

Founder of Innisfree, David Walsh has been practicing massage therapy for more than 14 years. His hands speak multiple languages, and still he feels it all comes down to instinct and touch. His spiritual intentions and focus in deep tissue create a love for giving thorough treatments. Gift Certificates available. Call for yours today!

It’s Your Body’s Symphony

2051 Plainfield Pike • Johnston RI 02919 401-464-6100 • ITS ALL ABOUT YOU. You deserve the BEST The journey begins. Enter a new plateau @ ITS YOUR BODYS SYMPHONY We offer: A variety of massage therapies including La Stone, Cupping, Thai, Ultimate pumpkin & back facials, Reflexology… We look forward to your arrival. See ad on page 29.

Jane McGinn, BA, LMT

459 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 401-734-9355 Jane’s massage style incorporates relaxing Swedish strokes and deeper pressure as needed. Her techniques loosen tight muscles and bring about a sense of well being - mentally, emotionally, physically. Her work has helped those new to massage as well as those familiar with massage, including therapists and practitioners. New clients are encouraged to experience Jane’s warm, friendly approach and excellent results.

cathryn moskow, lcmt

“personal BEST wellness massage” 145 Waterman St., Providence (at Hope) • 401-808-0837 Put your aches & pains into my hands… they’ve had 10,000 massages worth of experience. I work with everyone including: chronic, age related issues, weekend warriors, cyclists, golfers, runners, pregnancy massage, rehab massage - using a “muscles in motion” approach. Best of Boston. Since 1993. In-home massage avail, as needed, East Side

wellcare collaborative IT’S MY HEALTH

Marie Bouvier-Newman 2374 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI 401-405-0819 • We provide much more than products, services and education. We provide the tools you need to optimize your health in a comfortable environment. We care. See ad on page 44.

Reiki, Karate, Belly Dancing and Acupuncture. Located 5 minutes from the airport and Providence in Historic Pawtuxet Village. We believe in a hands-on approach to health. Our 9 massage therapists, acupuncturist, skin care professional and instructors will help you feel your best. Online scheduling available at See ad on page 8.

yoga Chris Belanger, RYT

401-261-7242 Offering Kripalu Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Yoga in the Park, Men’s Yoga, Gentle Yoga & Senior Yoga throughout RI – Classes are suitable for all levels. Explore your body, breath, mind & spirit. Chris is now offering Yoga for Vets - a program to thank vets for their service, while providing a valuable wellness tool for the mind & body. See ad on page 34.

yoga and holistic health center ALL THAT MATTERS

wellness center

315 Main Street • Wakefield, RI 401-782-2126 •

Village Wellness Center Heart in Hand Massage Therapy 422 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02888 401-941-2310

Choose from 45 yoga classes each week. Enjoy a variety of therapeutic health services. Experience workshops on yoga, meditation, self-care, selfdiscovery and the healing arts. See ad on page 33.

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