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just went for the most wonderful walk to clear my head. We had such an amazing summer, with just the right amount of rain and sun so that while normally by this point, lawns would be brown and plants drooping, this year, everything is still green and vibrant. While I walked and marveled at nature’s beauty, I thought about this month’s editorial focus on our planets health. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed thinking about what it’s going to take to turn things around to save the Earth. But here’s the good news: Millions of individuals and thousands of organizations worldwide are currently working together to implement solutions that support the global campaign to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Brita Belli reports on the practical actions now underway, spearheaded by far-sighted environmental leaders and rallying citizens here and abroad. You’ll find a hopeful perspective in our feature article, Shaping Our Future: Global Priorities for Earth’s Environment, on page 22. Feeling frazzled about getting everything done, I almost didn’t go for my walk, even though it’s a beautiful day. I know am more productive when I take care of myself but it can be so easy to talk ourselves out of things we know are good for us. Knowing I would be inspired by walking, I used that as my own personal motivator. Most of us use whatever encouragement we can find to do the things we know we should do. In these difficult days of the economy, it is all the more important than ever to stay motivated for those who are searching for work. Please read How to Stay in Control When Unemployed by John Koenig on page 30 for some great tips. He reminds us to do many things that we know are obvious, but can be so difficult to make ourselves do. I’ve had such success with acupuncture, it’s great to read that it can be good for children too. Integrative health is not just for adults. I have seen some kids at the office where I get my acupuncture, and always wondered how they get them to be still and patient while needles are inserted. Dr Shawna E.M. Snyder explains how she does it in Acupuncture for Children on page 29. Turns out there aren’t any secret needles just for kids, but by using acupressure, aromatherapy and magnet therapy, the children leave her office sleeping better and being able to participate in more activities. And on page 20, Kathleen Barnes reminds us that Chiropractic care can be used by all, to treat a variety of ailments in Chiropractic Care Help for Common Complaints. Everything we do counts in saving our earth, so please join me in remembering to grab your own reusable beverage container and shopping bags the next time you head out the door, and then keep adding eco-actions large and small to your days. You’ll find plenty of ideas in this month’s issue. When we take better care of our own well-being, we’re also apt to take better care of Mother Earth. She’s our mama, here with infinite, unconditional love for our own and future generations.

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ith back to school schedules now in full swing and the holidays quickly approaching, Artistic Holistics and My Chef Lara are collaborating to offer a respite from the daily hustle and bustle. Join them from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., November 1, at Artistic Holistics, in Warwick, for an evening of food, fun, wine and relaxation. Lara Moritz, from My Chef Lara, will be providing some healthy, appetizer-style tidbits and a brief presentation on healthy eating made easy. Dawn Tremblay, from Artistic Holistics, will test guests’ knowledge on Reiki and craniosacral therapy in a game show style Q&A session that’s sure to be a fun learning experience for all. Special one-night-only discount packages will be available and a raffle prize will be given away at the end of the evening. Pantone Purple

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enabelle, a source for natural, organic and non-toxic beauty and personal care products, has opened in downtown Bristol, at 573 Hope Street. The Zenabelle mission is to provide safe, gentle and pure cosmetics, skincare, hair care, and bath and body products for women, men, teens, and children in both the storefront and the online retail shop. Zenabelle provides superior service and in-depth product knowledge in conjunction with a comprehensive product-sampling program to teach clients about healthy alternatives that exist in the natural beauty industry. The company is dedicated to promoting minority- and women-owned business, fair trade and sustainable products and packaging, and only offers products from vendors that share the same passion and integrity for delivering the finest in natural beauty, makeup, skincare and personal care products. Available brands include Alima Pure, Dr.Hauschka, Intelligent Nutrients, Naturopathica, Pangea Organics, Suki, Vapour Beauty, Weleda, Yarok and more. The ZenaFriends With Benefits rewards program allows customers to earn one Zenapoint for every dollar spent at the boutique or at and receive a $10 gift card for every 500 points earned. A program of a different kind is Zenabelle’s Meaningful Makeover program, which is dedicated to visiting local breast cancer centers on a monthly basis to provide free makeovers and complementary sample packages of gentle, non-toxic products for women who are struggling with the complications of the disease, radiation and chemotherapy.

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In 1985, Gary Melvin and Nancy Sheets opened Nature’s Goodness Natural Food Store in the Newport Mall. In 1990, the store moved to its current location, in Middletown, and doubled its former size. In appreciation of the support from their loyal customers, Nature’s Goodness will celebrate 27 years in business with a fun-filled day of exciting events, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 27. The anniversary celebration will include a grand prize drawing for a $270 store gift certificate, door prizes and free samples, 20 to 40 percent off all items in the store, a raffle for a large gift basket to benefit a local charity, gluten-free and organic foods available for sampling, education and demonstrations from product specialists and free neck massages from local therapists. “We are fortunate to have devoted and long-term employees over the years and all of our employees are committed to a healthy lifestyle and helping customers,” says Sheets. “Jann Dean has worked with us for 11 years, Larry McLaughlin for five years and Donna Levesque for three years. Sandra Bissonnette is our newest employee, but has devoted her life to physical fitness.” Nature’s Goodness offers natural food, organic and whole foods, nutritional products, body care, athletic supplements, natural pet care and health information in a fun, comfortable, clean and safe environment. Nature’s Goodness Natural Food Store is located at 510 East Main Road in Middletown. For more information, call 401-847-7480 or visit See ad on page 43.

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edicated to protecting the health and safety of their patient, Rumford Dental practice is offering custom athletic mouthguards for both adults and children in a choice of colors. “We want to emphasize that your teeth need all the protection they can get, and a properly fitting mouthguard that is comfortable to use is the best way to prevent injury if you are involved in any team or physically active sport,” says owner, Dr. Victoria Baeger. Baeger explains that custom dental mouthguards have the best fit because they are made from an exact replica of the individual’s teeth. They are formed in the laboratory and polished to be smooth under the lip and comfortable to the person’s bite. Since this type of mouthguard fits the athlete’s mouth precisely, breathing and talking are made easy. The process to get a custom mouthguard is an easy one. “At the first appointment you will have a brief screening and impressions of all your teeth, as well as select the color of the guard you’d like,” explains Baeger. “On a second visit we will ensure the guard fits and provide you with a container and optional strap. It’s that simple.” For more information, contact Rumford Dental at 401-434-4304 or visit See ad on page 43.

New Massage and Ayurveda School to Open in Newport


he School for Allied Massage and Ayurveda (SAMA), the first private massage school to be approved by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, will open in Newport this fall. SAMA will provide a unique opKaryn Chabot portunity for graduates to become licensed massage therapists (LMT), registered ayurvedic health counselors and Yoga Alliance registered yoga instructors. The new school is an expansion of Sacred Stone, a continuing education school in Newport for LMTs who wish to earn credits for recertification approved by The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Ayurveda is the ancient holistic medical system developed in India 5,000 years ago. Founder Karyn Chabot says, “SAMA will offer a consciousnessbased program inspired by the matrix between science and art, where ancient wisdom meets modern medicine, and where massage, Ayurveda and yoga reunite.” The school brings together under one roof the opportunity to learn both modern massage, yoga teacher training and the healing practice of ancient Ayurveda therapies. In 1999, Chabot pioneered and innovated the hot stone massage movement, which is now a staple in many massage schools and spas across the world. She has studied with renowned ayurvedic physician, Dr. Vasant Lad, and holds a master’s degree in ayurvedic medicine. For more information, call Karyn Chabot at 877-832-1372, email or visit See ad on page 43.

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elebrate the harvest during the annual Johnny Cake Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 20 and 21, at Kenyon’s Grist Mill, in West Kingston. The mill and its grounds are nestled along the banks of the Queen’s River and waterfall in the quaint village of Usquepaugh. This unique event welcomes families young Admission: Only $2 | Children 5 & Under are Free and old to take a step back into time and experience a unique combination of old Free Parking/Shuttle Buses: Washington County Fairgrounds Food donations will be collected for the Jonnycake Center and new. | 800.7.KENYON Guests may savor free samples of seasonal fare, beverages, sweets, Johnny Cakes and more, and purchase from a variety of local food, art, wine and beer and gifts from over 85 vendors, including area farms, artisans, restaurants, and businesses. Visitors can take a tour of the grist mill, the oldest manufacturing business in Rhode Island and the second oldest continuously operating business in the state, learn about the grinding process, listen to live music and visit with alpacas, sheep and goats. Old world demonstrations, including blacksmithing, chair caning, stone carving, spinning, basket weaving, pottery making and more, will also be taking place throughout the festival. Admission is $2 per person. Children 5 and under are free. Free parking is only minutes from the mill, exclusively at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 78 Richmond Townhouse Rd., in Richmond. Food and clothing donations will be collected to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. For more information, call 800-7-KENYON or visit See ad on page 7.

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oy Quinn Blum will host gong bath meditations on October 5, 14 and 26, in Providence, North Kingstown and East Providence. Blum plays the gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, rattles, drums and other vibrational healing instruments to help bring people to a state of relaxation, harmony, and peace. After a gong bath meditation, individuals often report feeling a sense of renewed energy and vitality. Blum believes that the resonant vibrations of the gongs and bowls create a harmonic attunement for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The sound experience allows participants to move into a dream-like state while waves of gong tones wash over them and gently restores and harmonizes body, mind and spirit. These vibrational overtones offer emotional stress release, chakra alignment, clearing of energy blocks and spontaneous healing. Gongmaster Joy studied the gongs with Grand Gongmaster Don Conreaux, and played for about six years with an ensemble called Resonant Voices of the Spheres. She has been playing solo for the past three years at various yoga studios, dojos, healing centers and holistic health expos around Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. She is an energy healer, holistic psychotherapist and health coach/nutritional counselor practicing in the central Rhode Island area.

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resh Face Skincare Center, in Cranston, is offering a pre-holidays facial treatment to help individuals get their skin ready before the hectic holiday season. The treatment includes deep cleansing, microdermabrasion that takes off the fine layer of epidermis to get rid of dry and dull dead skin, light therapy to kill bacteria topically and beneath the surface, and ends with customized serum and treatment cream. The regular price is $65, but readers that mention Natural Awakenings receive $15 off during the month of October. Owner Debby Votta is a licensed esthetician, skin therapist and make-up consultant dedicated to helping individuals achieve flawless skin. Fresh Face Skincare Center offers a wide variety of services including classic, clinical and organic facials; enhancements such as microdermabrasion and LED photo rejuvenation; waxing; make-up application; eyebrow and eyelash tinting; and more. All of the services offered are 100 percent customized to suit each client’s needs. Fresh Face Skincare Center at Avalon is located at 1221 Reservoir Ave., in Cranston. For more information, call 401944-4601 or visit See ad on page16.

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he holistic healthcare practice, Insight-toHealth, is offering an innovative program designed to build and maintain self-esteem and confidence in pre-teens and teenagers. Adolescents and teens are given the opportunity to learn and practice various mind-body energy techniques that demonstrate to them their own innate ability to positively alter the energy within and around them. The results include academic success as well as improved social interactions. Drawing upon her extensive education and experience within the realms of counseling and energy medicine, Elaine Grant, a rehabilitation counselor, consulting hypnotist, Asian bodywork therapist and Reiki Master, teaches youngsters calming breathwork, focused attention, imagery/visualizations along with acupressure point work and gentle movement and exercises. The results include enhanced groundedness, stability, increased security and confidence. “I have consistently been approached by parents and counselors who are concerned about the modern day challenges in the home and at school,” says Grant. “Common teen responses to today’s pressures have not always been constructive but they can now adopt better ways to cope based upon the wisdom of holistic healthcare traditions. This program is so empowering.” Grant says that providing young people with the appropriate knowledge and techniques to constructively manage their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors is critical to achieving their academic goals and enjoying a better quality of teen life. Insight to Health is located at the Park Square Medical Center, 63 Eddie Dowling Hwy., Ste. 7, in North Smithfield. For more information, call 401-741-5490 or visit See ad on this page.

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aking the decision to ask for help overcoming emotional problems and addiction can be a difficult one. Rachael Smith, a registered nurse, certified rehabilitation counselor, licensed mental health counselor and certified sex addictions therapist candidate, helps clients by combining Eastern and Western modalities. At The Heart of Healing Counseling Practice, Rachael Smith she specializes in treating anxiety, grief, trauma and addiction and is currently offering specialized treatment for those coping with sex addiction, counseling individuals and doing group therapy as the need arises. A group for female partners of sex addicts is currently forming. Smith’s unique practice blends mind-body practices— such as yoga, bioenergetics, meditation and chakra psychology—and the creative arts with traditional talk therapy. When appropriate, clients are often encouraged to rest on the floor of Smith’s peaceful office supported by blankets, pillows, soft music and her calming presence to learn deep release and relaxation or yoga nidra. For others, a full-size body tracing can become a visual journal of past, present and future when combined with chakra psychology. She says her mission is to help clients cultivate inner strength and profound wholeness.

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ive Proper Chiropractic is hosting a special Law Enforcement Appreciation Week in honor of law enforcement members and their families. From October 11 to October 17, new patients can receive an initial chiropractic visit, which includes a health history, consultation and orthopedic and neurological exam, for a donation of $20 to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “Our law enforcement provides such a special service to our community, but hard work can sometimes go unrewarded,” says Dr. Luke Pinatello, owner of Live Proper Chiropractic. “We want to show our appreciation for those men and women.” Pinatello, a board certified doctor of chiropractic and certified health coach, specializes in providing exceptional care through the treatment of acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, migraines and headaches, weight related issues, herniated discs, pinched nerves, fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal conditions, subluxations and stress related issues. Live Proper Chiropractic is located at 77 Franklin St., Westerly. For more information, call 401-315-2300 or visit See ad on page 13.

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caiberri’s Antioxidant Elixir of Life, a unique nutritional health beverage, is now available at Waves of Wellness at 155 Park Ave in Cranston, and Changing Lives at 1308 Atwood Ave in Johnston. The proprietary blend of special juices, extracts, and purees in the beverage were acquired from suppliers from all over the world in order to achieve its high antioxidant and health benefits. These choice ingredients were formulated to form a balanced and diverse phytonutrient profile to promote health, vitality and disease prevention. Each ingredient was chosen for their specific health properties and to achieve a daily Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value consistent with sound nutritional practices. Acaiberri Antioxidant Elixir of Life uses acai berry, wolfberry, elderberry, bilberry and dark pomegranate, to name a few. These fruits possess some of the highest per gram antioxidant values of any food group with zero cholesterol and none of the drawbacks of some of the other foods. For more information, call 401-497-0740 or visit See ad on page 13.

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aniah Kamadon, author of the book, Benevolent Contacts, will be touring Rhode Island this month, sharing her encounters with extraterrestrials. She shares her experiences and reveals the authentic color photographs that she has had the opportunity to capture. “With the acceptance that the extraterrestrials exist, new lighted paths open up to peace, harmony, joy and love,” says Kamadon. “We relearn to live our lives more positively, the way the extraterrestrials do.” Hosted by Jackie Van Dusen, founder of Light Soul Therapy, Kamadon, a native of Malaysia, will be providing a slide show of some of the many benevolent contacts she has personally experienced over the last few years. An interesting lady and an exuberant storyteller, Kamadon will bring to life the friendly energy of those from another realm. She will show those attending that there really is nothing to fear from that which we are just beginning to understand. Kamadon will be appearing at the following locations: At 7 p.m., October 2, at Herb Wyfe, 23 Brown St., Wickford. Call 401-295-1140 or email Light Soul Therapy at Acorn Cottage, Woodbine Road, in Wakefield, will host Kamadon at 7 p.m., October 3. Call 401-284-0363 or email At 7 p.m., October 4, Angel Whispers R.I., located at The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Ave., 2nd floor, in Warwick. Call 401-741-2278 or email Positive New Beginnings, located at 877 Broadway, in East Providence, will host her at 6:30 p.m., October 5, and again at noon on October 7. Call 401-432-7195 or email Cost is $10 for each appearance.

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ew Hope Family Chiropractic Center has opened a wellness center at 192 Newport Avenue, in Pawtucket. The center is the next step in creating a healthier community, according to Dr. Rodger Lincoln, chiropractor and owner. The wellness center expands services beyond chiropractic to include massage therapy by Susan Coyle and nutritional and health counseling by Joanna Meriwether. A patient appreciation day will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, October 12, at New Hope’s Riverside office, located at 9 Forbes Street, and from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Pawtucket office. Guests can enjoy tastings of nutritional supplements and free health assessments from Joanna Meriwether. Dr. Hill of Brown Vision Center will offer free eye screenings. Also at the Pawtucket location on October 13, Lincoln will offer new patient exams free of charge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Riverside office at 401-433-3600 or the Pawtucket office at 401-725-2264 or visit

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ost people visit a chiropractor because they are in pain and seeking relief, although some initially visit for general health,” says Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association and a practicing chiropractic physician in Norwalk, Connecticut. “Every doctor of chiropractic should first perform a complete and thorough exam and develop a diagnosis to determine the best approach to the patient’s condition.” Rick Burns, a doctor of chiropractic and professor of chiropractic technique at Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa, notes that more than 100 techniques and endless permutations of adjustments and thrusts can be used to help bring the body back into alignment and health. “Most chiropractors integrate several methods, depending on the needs of the patient,” he says. While chiropractors undergo four years of post-graduate training, like medical doctors, they specialize in, “… making certain the brain communicates 100 percent of the time through the


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spinal cord to the nerves,” explains Burns. Miscommunication between the brain and the nerves caused by spinal misalignments, called subluxations, are at the heart of the science of chiropractic adjustment. Most chiropractic schools give students a basic toolbox of techniques before individual practitioners go on to obtain certification in advanced techniques; much like medical specializations, says Overland. His specialties include treating sports injuries and he has many Olympic athletes as patients.

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Diversified: This catch-all term encompasses the short thrust spinal adjustment approach used by an estimated 80 percent of all chiropractors, says Dr. Cynthia Vaughn, an Austin, Texas-based chiropractor and member of the board of governors of the American Chiropractic Association. It is characterized by what is called the high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust (HVLA), resulting in the pop-

ping sound familiar to most people that have experienced chiropractic care. Although the adjustment is painless, some patients instinctively tense their muscles. “Adjustment is a sneak attack, ‘My reflexes being faster than yours,’” remarks Burns. “The average muscle contracts in about a quarter of a second. We do a lot of speed training so we can do the adjustment in one-tenth of a second.” Activator: The activator technique, used by about 20 percent of chiropractors as part of an integrated practice, employs a small, spring-loaded, rubbertipped device, slightly larger than a pen, which applies a small amount of force to a specific area. It makes a stapler-like sound and the recipient usually feels only slight pressure. “Not everybody can tolerate the more aggressive manipulation that is performed as a foundation in chiropractic, especially elderly people or very young children,” says Overland. “The activator technique claims to be faster, more specific and less forceful than manual adjustment.” Applied kinesiology: Also known as muscle testing, applied kinesiology evaluates muscle strength at various specific points to help determine if a specific type of adjustment or even a nutritional supplement might be helpful to an individual patient as a treatment. This individualized treatment is popular among chiropractors and their patients. “It is a way to glean a tremendous amount of diagnostic information to specifically tell where the subluxations (imbalances) are,” says Vaughn, “and is used by about 20 percent of chiropractors.” Sacro-occipital technique (SOT): Another form of non-forceful adjustment, SOT usually involves having the patient lie face down on a table. Inserting a variety of wedges asymmetrically distributed under the pelvis creates a helpful torque. “Gravity causes the adjustment to happen very subtly in about 10 minutes,” explains Vaughn. “It is effective for the elderly and people with osteoporosis that can’t tolerate more vigorous adjustments.” Gonstead: Similar to the HVLA technique, a Gonstead approach pays



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Sustainable development, as defined by the U.N., includes fighting poverty, social inclusion (including advancing the status of women) and protecting the environment. Building a sustainable future for the planet, say those involved, means addressing all three simultaneously. It demands the kind of real, immediate action so evident at Rio+20.

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e don’t need another plan of action or more treaties; what we need are people that will begin to implement the commitments and meet the goals that have already been created and established,” explains Jacob Scherr, director of global strategy and advocacy for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about the new thinking that drove this year’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The June conference brought together international heads of state, business leaders, nonprofits and activists to prioritize and strategize sustainable development. Unlike the United Nations’ annual climate change conferences, which led to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997—a legally binding treaty that


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set targets for greenhouse gas emissions the United States refused to sign—the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is held once every 20 years. The theme of Rio+20 was simple and direct: The Future We Want. Moving away from political posturing and endless negotiating, the meet-up asked businesses, governments and charities to publicly declare their specific commitments and solicited the public’s ideas for realizing sustainability, all aligned with the priorities and opportunities of the 21st century. “With growing populations depleting resources, how do we keep increasing and ensuring prosperity while we are already using more than we have?” queries U.N. spokeswoman Pragati Pascale. “It’s a conundrum.”

By the end of the Rio conference, more than 700 voluntarily secured commitments, valued at more than half a trillion dollars, were earmarked to address everything from protecting forests and reducing ocean pollution to building rapid transit bus systems and increasing the number of women entrepreneurs in the green economy. The NRDC launched to track and publicize new pledges and make them easily searchable by region or category. Some commitments are breathtaking in scope: n International development banks have pledged $175 billion to boost sustainable transportation in developing countries; n Bank of America promised $50 billion over 10 years to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and energy access; n The World Bank committed $16 billion to boost clean energy, access to electricity and cookstoves in developing nations; n The New Partnership for Africa’s Development promised to achieve energy access for at least 60 percent of Africa’s population by 2040; n The European Bank offered $8 billion by 2015 to support energy efficiency projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; n Microsoft pledged to be carbon neutral across all its operations by the end of 2013; n The United States together with the Consumer Goods Forum (which represents more than 600 retail and manufacturing companies) committed to achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020. “The real action, the real energy, was the 21st-century aspect [of Rio+20],” advises Scherr. “I call it

“With growing populations depleting resources, how do we keep increasing and ensuring prosperity while we are already using more than we have? It’s a conundrum.” ~ Pragati Pascale, United Nations spokeswoman the ‘network world’, recognizing the number of players today. It’s not just national governments; it’s states and cities, corporations and philanthropists. In addition to the official meetings and negotiations, between 3,000 and 4,000 other gatherings were going on between business people, mayors, civil society organizations and others, presenting myriad opportunities to make specific commitments. We’re moving to a different dynamic.”

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The inclusive atmosphere is reflected in another new U.N.-sponsored international sharing website, FutureWe, featuring visions and videos relating to sustainability and solutions to dire environmental problems, such as turning global warming-inducing methane from China’s farms into a usable energy source; predicting periods of drought in Ethiopia to prevent humanitarian crises; and investing in solar power to bring electricity to 1.4 billion people around the world. More than 50 million people worldwide have submitted ideas for a more sustainable world, ranging from ways to increase public education to plans for stopping industrial pollution and better managing waste. “The huge public engagement in the conference is exciting,” says Pascale, “because that’s really how progress will happen. People have to force their governments to take action.” The NRDC dedicated website

is part of a coordinated effort to hold governments, businesses and nonprofits accountable and inform the public. The new U.N. websites facilitate a thriving discussion of what sustainability means and how it can be put into practice. “We want to continue the overall campaign and build upon it,” says Pascale. “Whatever frustrations people have with businesses, nongovernment organizations (NGO) or governments, we need to harness that energy and keep that dialogue going to give people a voice in making sustainability happen.”

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Sustainable development includes fighting poverty, increasing social inclusion (including advancing the status of women) and protecting the environment. expertise to build a consensus,” says David Walls, executive director of the California Building Standards Commission. “If we were going to put something in the code, we wanted to make sure it was right.” (See CALGreen-Home.) Renewable Portfolio Standard: Texas leads the country in electricity gener-

COMPELLING INTERNATIONAL ECO-INITIATIVES Aruba is working with Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room program to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. Germany has committed to drawing 80 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050. India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency signed an agreement with the European Union to reduce its carbon emissions by 77,000 tons in the next 3.5 years. Norway has pledged $140 million to boost sustainable energy in rural Kenya, including replacing kerosene lamps with solar alternatives. Source:

ated from wind power. One complex, in Roscoe, features 627 turbines on 100,000 acres that cost $1 billion to build. Much of the rapid growth of the state’s wind industry can be credited to Texas’ Renewable Portfolio Standard, legislation passed in 1999 that mandated construction of renewable energy, including solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and landfill gas, in addition to wind. It further mandated that utilities generate 2,000 megawatts of additional renewable energy by 2009, then 5,880 MW by 2015 and 10,000 MW by 2025. The 10-year goal was met in six years, and Texas has added many green jobs, increased tax revenues and provided security against blackouts, which is critical in the event of extreme heat or drought (see Tinyurl. com/TexasStandard). Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund: Clean technology is booming despite the economic recession and attracting serious investment funds. According to a report by Clean Edge, Inc., venture capital investments in clean technologies increased 30 percent between 2010 and 2011, from $5.1 billion to $6.6 billion. New Jersey entrepreneurs are upping their state’s potential in this arena with the Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund. The program proffers loans of up to $2 million for companies, research facilities and nonprofits engaged in producing clean energy technologies, ranging from energy efficiency products such as LED lighting to solar, wind, tidal, biomass and methane capture. A condition of the loan is that a project must employ 75 percent of its workforce from New Jersey, or commit to growing 10 high-paying jobs (minimum $75,000 annually) over two years (see

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Elinor Ostrom, the political economist who won a Nobel Prize in economics but passed on just before the start of the Rio conference, dedicated her last blog post to considering the event’s impact. Titled “Green from the Grassroots,” the post stressed the priority of a multifaceted approach to curbing emissions. “Decades of research demonstrate

that a variety of overlapping policies at city, subnational, national and international levels is more likely to succeed than single, overarching, binding agreements,” Ostrom remarked. “Such an evolutionary approach to policy provides essential safety nets should one or more policies fail. The good news is that evolutionary policymaking is already happening organically. In the absence of effective national and international legislation to curb greenhouse gases, a growing number of city leaders are acting to protect their citizens and economies.” She reported that even in the absence of federally mandated emissions targets, 30 U.S. states have passed their own climate plans and more than 900 mayors signed a climate protection agreement essentially agreeing to reach the Kyoto Protocol goals the federal government refused to sanction. Rio+20 built upon such bottom-up commitments and pushed states and businesses to go further than they’d ever imagined. “There was an incredible amount of energized activity,” concludes Scherr. “Many people came away feeling empowered and encouraged, because they saw that the sustainability movement is truly worldwide. That’s going to be the legacy of Rio.” Brita Belli, the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine, reports for Natural Awakenings.



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very product we use has a lifecycle, or duration of environmental impact. According to the State of the World 2012: Transforming Cultures from Consumerism to Sustainability, by the Worldwatch Institute, humans collectively are consuming resources equivalent to 1.5 Earths, or 50 percent more than is sustainable—and that’s before projected population growth. In short, we’re depleting more resources than the planet can replenish; hence, our personal consumption habits matter. In an ideal world, all the appliances, furniture and electronics we use and later discard would be “cradle-tocradle,” or C2C, certified, a term popularized by German chemist Michael Braungart and American Architect William McDonough for describing products designed never to become waste. Such innovative products typically are made of both technical components that can be reused and biological components that decompose back into the natural world. Current examples of products that have obtained C2C certification include gDiapers—biodegradable cloth diaper liners that can be flushed or composted—and Greenweave recycled fabrics. But smart, sustainable design is not yet the norm, so we have to monitor our own consumption and waste habits to try limiting our support of polluting industries and contribution to ever-

growing landfills. Such product assessments are challenging, because it’s not only about what happens after a cell phone, for example, is thrown into a landfill that takes an environmental toll. It also entails the chemicals used, toxins released and fossil fuels burned to manufacture and ship that phone. To help us sort out the best approaches, The Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University has created the online Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) that crunches the numbers for commonly used products—from household cleaners to mattresses—to provide us with the bigger-picture impact. So, as their website explains, “The effect of producing an automobile would include not only the impacts at the final assembly facility, but also the impact from mining metal ores, making electronic parts, forming windows, etc., that are needed for parts to build the car.” The accompanying chart, using the latest available EIO-LCA figures, provides comparisons for some common products—from the most to the least energy-intensive—as well as recycling rates and suggested alternatives for keeping our own resource usage and waste load to a minimum. Brita Belli is the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine.




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your child. Take an honest inventory of how you behave. If you don’t have the answers, survey the family—they will have some ideas. Self awareness allows you to initiate new ways of being with your child. You can always grow and change in ways that strengthen the ways you interact.

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2. Decisions, Decisions. Develop a consistent, go-to strategy for making informed and rational decisions. Making expert decisions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is nearly impossible. Making good decisions most of the time is totally possible. Children respect leaders who are fair, experienced and know how to take charge. The relationship with the child will be improved if you show parental leadership by making good decisions most of the time. If decision-making is not your strong suit, consider developing those skills by consulting a resource and using a tried-and-true formula to guide the process until it becomes second nature. 3. Create a Vision. What do you want? Set a short-term and long-term goal. To change any situation, you need a plan and then action steps to achieve the plan. Imagine spending a joy-filled day with your child. What does that look like to you? Identify the specific steps needed to achieve the vision. Journaling, meditating or drawing about that image for the future can help to clarify positive thoughts. 4. Negotiate Like a Pro. Boost communication skills and learn to give and take. All great leaders use strategic tactics to influence others and get their ideas across. Shouldn’t you have the same tactics at home? Learn to listen, acknowledge and use eye contact. Plan the best times for meaningful discussions with the child. Children respond to adults that are friendly, approachable and interested. Advancing the way that you communicate will have instant positive effect on the parent-child alliance.

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tart by loving the time you spend together. Imagine taking a drama-free vacation or sitting down to a family dinner without tension, all because the parent is dedicated to taking the necessary steps to initiate change. Of course, our knee jerk reaction when confronted with interpersonal conflict is to make a plan for changing others. Let’s face it: it is easier to look outward than inward. Instead of resenting the child, parents should consider activating themselves with a game plan to stop the cycle of blame— shift the focus to what can be done to transform the energy and outcome of the interactions with the child. Follow these five real solutions for improving the relationship with your child.

1. Know Thy Self. Become aware of your actions and reactions that have a negative impact on a child’s behavior. When your child pushes your button, do you have a dramatic response? Do you run and hide when faced with conflict? Your daily responses set the tone for the relationship with


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and engage support from family members. Sometimes a relationship becomes so intense and the focus so great that it becomes toxic. To ease the toxicity of the relationship, step away. Let the tension of the relationship breathe a bit. Focus your efforts on building an outside network that supports your needs. Getting the help and support needed can decrease anger and reduce guilt. When relationships are approached with more grace and confidence, wonderful things happen. Learning to take control of yourself and your parenting style is worth the effort. Time once wasted in conflict is now freed up to positively impact the child. Avoiding habitual responses will make you a more effective, fun and fulfilled parent. Your child will notice this new way of being and will respond with more respect and mindfulness. Nanci Adams is a psychotherapist and parent educator. She is the founder of the Learn To Love Your Child Again workshop and eight-week intensive course. Contact her at

pressure, cupping, aromatherapy and magnet therapy. This is especially useful for toddlers that may be unable to stay motionless while being poked by needles or for those youngsters that tend to have a fear of needles. Older children—including tweens and teens—have the option to get acupuncture with needles. Chinese herbal formulas and dietary recommendations can also help to foster treatment and be part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Regardless of age, children typically leave the acupuncturist’s office calmer and more centered, and parents see a positive difference in their child’s health. In fact, in a study conducted at the Harvard-affiliated Children’s Hospital in Boston by Yuan-Chi Lin, M.D., kids reported missing less school, sleeping better and being more able to participate in extracurricular activities as a result of treatment.

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n Is Acupuncture Safe for Children?

The answer is yes—as long as it is done by a practitioner that has been properly trained. Some youngsters may experience minor side effects, like temporary bruising, but more serious side effects, like infections and nerve impairment, are rare, according to numerous studies. It is common for kids to feel grounded, calm, or in some cases, “bubbly.”

n Does Health Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

The good news is that yes, many insurance companies now offer policies that cover acupuncture and related services performed by an acupuncturist. Individuals should contact their insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered. If the provider does cover acupuncture, here are a few questions to ask to determine eligibility and coverage:

Acupuncture is one of the most common alternative medicines in the United States, practiced by about three million people— mostly adults—every year. But, it is also used n How many visits per calendar year? with growing frequency in children to relieve n Do I need a referral from an M.D. to pain, migraines and other complaints. see an acupuncturist?


ur children’s health is constantly being challenged. Ultimately, it’s a good thing because their immune system is building and will eventually be strong enough to ward off future diseases. But, what happens when they seem to always fall ill the same way or they’re so stressed out from school that they can’t seem to focus? We all know that a body under stress does not heal well, and school-aged kids are under a tremendous amount of pressure. Not only does stress take a toll on overall mind and body health, but it can also prevent a healthy outlook on life. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help reduce the levels of cortisol (the stress-related hormone), regulate serotonin (a mood enhancing hormone) and promote the release of endorphins (another feel good hormone) to allow their little bodies to relax so that they can heal.

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When using acupuncture to treat kids, many tools other than needles can be used to provide an effective treatment. For example, acupuncture points can be stimulated with acu-

n What is the normal co-pay for acupuncture from a preferred provider? n Do I have a deductible? If yes, has it been met? Overall, acupuncture is a safe, natural, drug-free and effective therapy to promote health and well-being for children. It has helped with a wide range of ailments, from headaches to the effects of ADHD, and is a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals that many parents do not want their children taking. Shawna Snyder, a mother of two young children, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine at Aquidneck Island Acupuncture, her family practice in Middletown. Contact her at 401-297-1642 or visit

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range from denial, to fear/anger, despair and finally acceptance. The faster one moves through these stages the better he or she will be. When one is unemployed, it is wise to start by accepting that there are some things that are beyond our control. We can’t change the fact that our former job ended or the circumstances that ended it. We can’t change the economy, our age, qualifications or household bills, but there are many things we can control. Here are some suggestions. Time Management The job now is to find a job. Many books, articles and resources exist that can help. Seek these out. Investigate every avenue to replace the lost income. Become an expert on finding work, but also recognize that without a job to

How to Stay in Control When Unemployed by John Koenig Approximately 10.9 percent of Rhode Islanders are currently unemployed and looking for a job, according to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. It can be difficult for those affected to accept that he or she can’t control the fact that they do not have a job. But, he or she must—and can— learn to manage their emotions. Why? Aside from the obvious (maintaining one’s well-being), a positive attitude will keep individuals motivated and open to possibilities. And, the enemy is fear. At the height of the depression (25 percent unemployment nationally), President Franklin Roosevelt made a

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famous speech in which he declared, “All we have to fear is fear itself.” He knew that frightened people are not effective people. They do not make good decisions. They do not see possibility. They literally feel depressed. Unfortunately, unemployment is more than just the loss of a paycheck. It can bring with it the loss of self-esteem, identify, sense of belonging, emotional security and balance. It can impact the unemployed worker’s health (both mental and physical) and damage his or her relationships with family and friends. Unemployment is a Personal Crises Unemployed people go through a process, almost like mourning for a deceased loved one. Emotions typically

report to, that 40 plus hours a week and the familiarity of a daily structure need to be replaced. Start with a written to do list to plan the day. Block out time for work and time for other activities. Part of good time management, especially when one is out-of-work, is balancing his or her life for good mental and physical health. Make a special effort to include time for exercise, family activities, recreation and spiritual and social events. Avoid the temptation to stop living a full life while waiting to get connected with a new position. Adopt a Positive Attitude It’s easy to get tired of hearing comments like “Just remember when one door closes another opens,” or “Look at

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unemployment as an opportunity to reinvent yourself and figure out what you really want to do.” Both of those statements may be true, but it doesn’t help to hear it from others. A positive attitude must come from within. For some, managing their attitude may come naturally. For those who need to work on it, here are some specific steps to get started.


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n Write an accomplishment list that includes anything you ever did that you felt good about. n Make a list of positive activities—like getting fit or reconnecting with old friends—that can be enjoyed right now, then start doing them. n Exercise. Daily exercise is the single best anti-depressant, and it can be free. Being fit will also increase self-esteem. n Write a list of big personal goals. Call it a dream list and let yourself dream. n Learn to live one day at a time. This strategy is one of the best ways to manage stress. n Refuse to get caught up in negativity. Avoid people whose negative attitude brings you down. Seek out positive perspectives socially and in the media.


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n Reconnect with your spirituality. n Master the art of positive thinking. n Use the public library. It is free and offers a broad range of support. The library is a gateway to new interests, a way to get out of the house during the day. Network Don’t fall into the isolation trap (sending out resumes on the computer and calling it a day). Get out of the house. Not only can networking help one land a job, but it will also help individuals to feel connected with the world. Consider any opportunity for social interaction such as volunteering, taking courses, attending free lectures or getting more involved with a church or support group.

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revealed how plant-based dishes can be sophisticated and even glamorous. Today’s latest cookbook evolution speaks to the newest generation of vegetarian cooks’ burgeoning interest in tasty ethnic cuisines, home gardening and farmers’ markets as well as meatless meals. Natkin has pulled it all together in Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution, with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes. From the standpoint of a well-traveled home cook, he also chronicles his travels and forays into flavorful, globally influenced recipes at

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Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month, Natural Awakenings visits the continuing evolutions of vegetarian eating habits and leading cookbooks.


ncient India and Egypt are known to have served up plant-based diets, but vegetarian cookbooks are a relatively recent American phenomenon. The genre debuted nationally in 1977 with Mollie Katzen’s groundbreaking classic, the first Moosewood Cookbook, sharing recipes gleaned from her restaurant and a collective coop in Ithaca, New York. Considered one of Five Women Who Changed the Way We Eat, by Health magazine, she has also hosted several PBS cooking shows. When Katzen first took up the cause, vegetarian cooking was earnest, if earthy, relying heavily upon such staples as brown rice, mushrooms and tofu. The options were limited for those that didn’t capitalize on a home garden or live in a cosmopolitan city.


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Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1970s, cookbook author and food blogger Michael Natkin remembers…“when vegetables were boiled until they begged for mercy.” Being a vegetarian then meant a commitment to a philosophy, not necessarily an expectation of flavor and pleasure. In 1981, an Indian actress and cookbook author introduced Americans to exotic vegetarian dishes from India in Madhur Jaffrey’s World of the East: Vegetarian Cooking. Still, without an Asian market nearby, hard-to-find ingredients like dhal (a lentil) or fenugreek (a seed) might have derailed attempts to make such recipes. By 1990, Chef Deborah Madison had contributed The Savory Way, which upped the quotient of colorful foods inspired by classic French cuisine. She

“Because vegetarian meals are good for you, tread more lightly on our planet’s resources and are kinder to animals,” Natkin responds. “The planet isn’t designed to support billions of meat-eaters. Plus, many are concerned about the methods of animal agriculture—think of industrial hog farms, for instance, which can be environmental nightmares. If you want to eat meat from smaller producers with higher ethical standards, it’s more expensive,” he says. “Even if you eat meatless only now and again, it’s better for the family budget, your health and the planet.” Natkin is well aware of the “dark days for vegetables,” when commerce dictated that varieties be chosen and grown primarily for their ability to withstand long-distance transport. Now, due to rising demand, more are grown for flavor, advises Natkin, and that makes vegetarian meals taste better and become more popular. Natkin further suggests, “If you want a sustainable diet, it must include foods that you like, not foods that you think you should like. They have to taste good, otherwise you won’t stick with it.” Natkin’s cookbook encompasses dishes from locales as diverse as India, Iran, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. His special touch is conceiving ways to convert traditional recipes to vegetarian variations while maintaining unique flavors and combinations of textures. From a deconstructed sushi to tofu tacos, Natkin coaxes the most flavor out of his ingredients—from cooking pasta in red wine, making “meaty”

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that… the great majority of Americans would rather be considered healthy, rather than wealthy.” ~ Mike Weisman, president, The Values Institute at DGWB soup stocks with dried mushrooms or Parmesan cheese rinds to teaching uses of condiments like Japanese sesame salt. “The least successful cuisine for translation into vegetarian cooking is American comfort food,” he notes. He always encourages cooks to think creatively, not literally, when translating a meat-based dish to a plant-based equivalent. Instead of trying to do a faux turkey for Thanksgiving, for example, he recommends serving a main dish that looks celebratory and mouth-

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Vegan and gluten-free dish in 30 minutes. Makes 12 small or 8 medium-size tacos “The secret to delicious Mexican vegetarian food is to amp up the flavors and use lots of contrasting textures,” says food blogger Michael Natkin. “These tacos—filled with grilled tofu and sautéed peppers, all basted with tangy achiote paste—have serious street-food flavor. They are meant to be eaten in just two or three bites.” Achiote, made from annatto seeds, is available as a paste at markets that carry Hispanic products. Natkin likes the El Yucateco brand because it’s free of synthetic food coloring.


1½ oz (about 4 tsp) achiote paste (also called annatto) ½ cup vegetable oil

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Growing Trend According to a national 2012 Harris Poll, 47 percent of Americans eat at least one vegetarian meal a week. The Values Institute of DGWB, an advertising and communications firm based in Santa Ana, California, confirms the rise of flexitarianism, or eating meat on occasion rather than routinely, as one of the top trends of 2012. Finally, New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman remarks, “When I ask audiences I speak to, ‘How many of you are eating less meat than you were 10 years ago?’ at least two-thirds raise their hands. A self-selecting group to be sure, but nevertheless, one that exists. In fact, let’s ask this: Is anyone in this country eating more meat than they used to?” Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFood

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2. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Brush the tofu with the achiote oil on one side and grill, oiled-side-down, until well-marked. Then do the same on the other side. 3. Repeat with the zucchini, brushing the slabs with achiote oil and grilling until well-marked and tender, about 3 minutes per side. Allow the tofu and zucchini to cool and then cut both into 1 /3-inch diced pieces.


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nanda Center for Yoga and Meditation will host the first annual Ananda Festival and Open House from 1 to 6 p.m., October 6, at the Ananda Center, in Hopkinton. The event will celebrate the peace, beauty and joy of the fall season with children’s activities, music, guided nature experiences, mini-classes in yoga and meditation, seasonal wholesome refreshments and the opportunity to meet a joyful spiritual community of friends. The Center is situated on a horse farm with woodland trails for walking and enjoying nature. A restored barn, transformed into a beautiful rustic building, houses a kitchen and dining area for potlucks, a small boutique of books and artifacts for sale and the temple area where Sunday Satsangs, meditation, yoga classes and workshops are held. Founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, Ananda has become a worldwide movement and exists to support one’s search for greater meaning and understanding. Ananda Center is located at 40 Collins Road, in Hopkinton. For more information, call 401-308-8745 or visit See ad on page 16.

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he Heart Spot, a new yoga and healing arts studio, in Johnston, will celebrate its grand opening from noon until 7 p.m., October 21. The event will feature free activities throughout the afternoon and evening including: a community yoga class at 1 p.m., a meditation for peace at 3 p.m. and Kirtan (chanting) with Bryna Rene at 5 p.m. Guests can meet the teachers and learn about the studio, as well as the classes, workshops, and hands-on healing that is available. The Heart Spot offers a variety of classes for individuals who wish to learn stretching techniques or begin an exploration of the many dimensions of yoga. More advanced yoga classes are also available for seasoned practitioners. Individual bodywork sessions are offered, as well as individual or small group private yoga classes. The Heart Spot founders, Bobby Ducharme and Ann Ducharme, offer the studio as a safe place for individuals in the community to explore the expansion of consciousness and experience the wisdom of their own body. Their hope is that The Heart Spot brings like-minded people together to explore leading edge ideas about the future of personal, community and global health. The Heart Spot is located at 700 Greenville Ave., Johnston. For more information, call 401-231-0081 or visit See ad on this page.

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reathing Time Yoga is offering a series of six workshops designed to guide participants in the art of creating his or her own yoga practice. Workshops begin on October 14 and will be led by Viniyoga certified therapists, Karen Lee and Aggie Stewart. Personal Practice is the heart of yoga, the regular routine of going to one’s practice to develop an intimate relationship with him or herself on all levels—body, mind, character and ultimately, his or her higher self. Each of the Art of Personal Practice classes will examine a different theme: movement, regulated breath, meditation, ritual, intention and will power. Individuals are invited to take one class or the whole series as they begin to experience and deepen their personal yoga practice. Cost is $80 for a single workshop or $399 for the full series. A 10 percent discount is available for early registration. Breathing Time Yoga is located at 541 Pawtucket Ave., in Pawtucket. For more information, call 401-421-9876 or BreathingTimeYoga. com. See ad on this page.

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he Heron Dance Yoga and Meditation Studio is holding a Fall Open House from 12:30 to 6 p.m., October 21. The event will feature workshops and demos in yoga, dance, arts and crafts, and will culminate in a live performance. Guests can meet with the instructors, ask questions, participate in workshops and be entertained. The Heron is a studio where people can experience the performing and healing arts through classes, workshops and live performances. Jessica Howard, founder and artistic director, opened the studio in January 2012 with aspirations of creating a space that cultivates balance between community and the individual. She supports local artists by offering residencies and affordable rehearsal/creative space for the development of their work. The Heron Dance Yoga and Meditation Studio is located at 187 Plymouth Ave., in Fall River, Mass. For more information, call 774-365-4016, email or visit



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s we’ve said many times on Renewable Now, we cannot enjoy good physical health if the planet around us is poisoned by dirty air and water supplies. If the Earth’s ecosystems collapse, so do we. That does mean we can’t sustain a robust economy or keep people working. In fact, a Wall Street Journal report cited the green economy as a key driver for economic gains we’ve recovered recently. The article states that, “The green economy often is cited as a key driver of the national economic recovery. At the very least, it is creating jobs. The total number of jobs related to green products and services in 2010 was 3.13 million, according to the first-ever green jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, to put things in perspective, these jobs accounted for only 2.4 percent of the country’s total employment that year. It went on to say that many of the states showing growth had a high percentage of state and federally owned land available. In Rhode Island, we are lucky enough to have a fairly high percentage of state and federally owned land, and we’ve seen that be a key asset in growth, including at Quonset and former base parcels in Newport and Middletown. Over the past few years, we’ve seen cities and towns acquire additional land, including Warwick’s purchase of the former Rocky Point site. What will be interesting to watch is whether some of this land gets put back into the local economy for clean development of energy, companies and jobs, or gets preserved for pure public access. We’d argue that we can strike a balance and grow some of our leading industries at these sites—including agriculture—without destroying the natural resources gracing these lands. We can and should foster smart growth. We’ve already invested dollars in these sites; let’s use them as assets to help nurture our local economy. Let’s restore the health of our economy along with the health of the environment. Watch Renewable Now on ABC 6 and the Live Well Network, listen to the live radio version on WARL 1320 AM, read the blog at or visit

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uring seasons of extreme weather, those that prefer to exercise indoors can complement the individual huffing and puffing sounds of gyms and fitness clubs with the social shouts of competitive community sports. Fall is an ideal time to sign up for winter leagues to take advantage of the flip side of outdoor summer leagues. Here we can continue playing what many of us enjoyed as kids—volleyball, basketball and bowling; a welcoming facility is likely just a short distance away.

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“Many facilities use their gyms for basketball leagues two or three nights a week and set up volleyball nets on the other nights,” notes Bill Beckner, research manager with the National Recreation and Park Association. He reports that in season, there is more open play in basketball, especially on weekends, and also during weekday lunch hours for workers. YMCA/YWCAs, as well as some public school gymnasiums, welcome adults to play either basketball or volleyball. Opportunities include after school, on weekends and during semester breaks. While beach volleyball competitions continue to garner more media attention, indoor volleyball has remained consistently popular. USA Volleyball, the sport’s national governing body, has 40 regional associations that provide access to grassroots play, as


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well as organized competitions. Business team leagues also exist in many cities and towns, as well as informal gatherings of friends that simply meet up. With six people per side, it’s fun to rotate positions and learn to serve, block the ball, set up a teammate and return or spike it over the net. According to Beckner, “Early Boomers enjoy the camaraderie and generally find volleyball less physically demanding than basketball.” He reports that co-ed volleyball is also popular with young adults, and he anticipates even more interest following the Summer Olympics. Participating in either sport may lead to minor injuries without proper equipment. To help prevent ankle sprains from an awkward landing, Paul Ullucci, of East Providence, Rhode Island-based Ullucci Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, recommends tightly fitting, hightop sneakers. “Lace them all the way up and tie them tightly,” he says. For some, he also advises an ankle brace over socks for even more support. Because fingers may get bent by the ball, “Taping two fingers together with thin strips of medical tape above and below the knuckles can stabilize a joint prone to getting sprained while maintaining flexibility,” suggests this member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Board of Directors.

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Bowling similarly offers friendly social competition, as well as a way to develop individual playing style

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and track personal improvement. The United States Bowling Congress reports that 71 million people bowled at least once in 2010, making it the number one U.S. participatory sport. Nationwide, it sanctioned 71,904 leagues in 2010-2011, fairly evenly split between men and women. Steve Johnson, executive director of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, views its 3,600 member locations (about 75 percent of all centers) as community destinations for recreation and entertainment. It’s ideal as a family activity and double-dating venue; more centers now offer fruit juices and energy drinks. As Stefanie Nation, of Grand Prairie, Texas, an avid recreational league player and member of the United States Bowling Congress’ defending world champion women’s national team, notes, “Leagues are a fun opportunity to get together with others. There’s something about releasing the ball that relieves stress.” She adds that bowling burns approximately 240 calories per hour and completing three games is the equivalent of walking a mile. Footwear is available for rent at centers if players don’t have their own, and bowling balls of various weights are provided. “A good rule of thumb is to choose a ball that weighs 10 percent of your

body weight, up to 16 pounds.” Many serious players wear wrist supports to help absorb the weight of the ball and to keep the wrist rigid for consistency in delivery, she says. The sport’s appeal is broadening, especially in urban centers where a Rock ‘n’ Bowl phenomenon often enlivens the young adult crowd on Friday and Saturday nights. Centers have also become sites for community fundraising events and corporate parties. Meanwhile, Philadelphia’s Sweat Fitness recently added 10 bowling lanes to one of its 10 facilities and the regional chain expects to continue the trend. Randy Kambic, of Estero, FL, is a freelance writer and a copyeditor for Natural Awakenings.

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angy mutt” may seem a benign enough term for a sorry-looking pooch, but behind the poor appearance can lie a troublesome health condition that causes many species of domestic animals, including cats, discomfort if not properly treated. Mange is typically caused by tiny, parasitic mites that feed upon the pet for nutrition, compromising the host’s health. Some burrow under the skin to lay eggs, which hatch and restart the mite’s life cycle; others stay on the skin’s surface and feed on pet dandruff.

Common Types of Mange Various types of mange share common symptoms: In infected areas, hair loss, redness, itching, irritation and scabs typically occur; more seriously, a pet’s

mange typically already have a weakened or compromised immune system, sometimes because of immaturity (such as puppies), malnourishment, stress associated with another illness, or even a hereditary issue. Under a microscope, demodex mites appear cigar-shaped. Common symptoms include hair loss, balding, scabbing and sores. Dogs are more susceptible to both types than cats. Localized demodectic mange usually occurs in puppies when mites migrate from mother to pup during early nurturing. In puppies, the mange often appears on the face, creating a patchy, polka-dotted, balding appearance. Generally, pets will heal from this type of mange without treatment. Generalized demodectic mange presents a greater challenge, because it is spread across large areas of the skin. The pet may emit a horrid odor from secondary bacterial skin infections.

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Symptoms include severe itching and scratching that creates red bumps amidst crusty, thick skin, weight loss, lethargy and swollen lymph nodes. It takes about one week after a pet has been exposed to them for symptoms to appear. Unlike demodectic mange, sarcoptic mange can be transmitted to humans, causing a red rash similar to an insect bite. Pets that suffer from demodectic

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he founders of the United States chose the magnificent and pervasive bald eagle—a bird unique to North America and sacred to many Native American tribes—as a symbol of their proud and flourishing new nation, but by 1967, it was on the brink of extinction. When the combination of habitat loss, pesticide use and other factors landed it on the endangered species list, the country rallied. Conservation organizations, indigenous tribes, businesses, individual citizens and government at all levels worked together to strengthen the numbers of this national icon, which had dwindled to 417 breeding pairs in the lower 48 states, despite the fact that the species was doing well in Alaska and Canada. Captive breeding programs, law enforcement efforts, habitat protection around nest sites and the banning of the toxic pesticide DDT all contributed to the recovery plan, spearheaded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Today, the bald eagle is again soaring high— just five years after being removed from the list some 10,000 pairs now make their nests in the lower 48. More than 40 percent of the world’s millions of species have similarly suffered and are now in critical condition, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature; new threats like climate change make their

futures ever more tenuous. Yet the bald eagle’s stunning comeback proves that being labeled an endangered species isn’t necessarily a death sentence. The California condor, peregrine falcon and black-footed ferret are among many animals that have returned from the verge of extinction via protective actions taken under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Other decimated populations targeted by international conservation efforts, from Rwanda’s mountain gorillas to India’s wild tigers, also show encouraging signs of recovery. Rhinos, for example, are returning to the African wilderness thanks to community-based, public/private conservation programs that fight poaching, habitat loss and other human threats to this prehistoric creature. Since its launch in 1997, the World Wildlife Fund’s African Rhino Programme estimates that the white and black rhino population on the continent has more than doubled, from approximately 11,000 to 25,000. For wildlife success stories across America, visit To learn of progress among other global species and how to help, explore Priority Species at April Thompson regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings. Connect at

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Tuesday, October 2

Tong Ren Guinea Pig Class – 7-8:30pm. With Shari Bitsis. Need some energy work or just relax? Come by, listen to soft music, get comfy while I tap on the meridian points on an acupuncture model to relieve blockages. Donations accepted. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

Wednesday, October 3

Holistic Cancer Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. The First Spiritualist church and their healing members ask that anyone that is suffering from cancer or have someone who has had cancer please attend. Donations accepted. Positive New Beginnings, 877 Broadway, East Providence. 401-432-7195. Orbs/Et Slide Show & Book Signing – 7-8:30pm. Taniah Kamadon will present slide show and share experiences with the most “Benevolent Contacts” as she signs her book by that name. See news brief for more info. $10 door. Jackie Van Dusen/ Light Soul Therapy, 102 Woodbine Rd, Wakefield. 401-284-0363.

Thursday, October 4

Free Beginner’s Svaroopa® Class – 9:30-11am. Enjoy deep relaxation with easy poses customized for your body. Learn to release tension and cultivate calm, ease and bliss. Beginners welcome. With Maria Sichel. Free. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. Register: 401-305-5319. 4 Week Intro to Yoga 10/4-10/25 – 5:30-6:45pm. The basics of Amrit Yoga practice, including postures, breath, meditation and chanting for easy transition into a mainstream class. Especially created for those new to yoga. $40. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave, Cranston. 401-780-9809. 21-Day Detox and Elimination Diet – 7-9pm. 3-week guided detoxification program to improve health and vitality through a restricted, yet nourishing, whole foods diet plus nutritional supplementation and herbs. $125. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126.

Friday, October 5

Fundamentals of Natural Health – 7-8:30pm. Eliminate fall allergies with a holistic approach and begin a path to better health. This month Robert Almeida will discuss the Respiratory System. $20, RSVP. Waves of Wellness, 155 Park Ave, Cranston. 401-480-1934.

Saturday, October 6

Astrological Ayurveda – 10am-5pm. In this course, we will explore the natal horoscope’s influence on Ayurvedic constitution, the relevant organs and tissues of the body, the mind, and the emotional nature. $155. School for Allied Massage and Ayurveda, 79 Thames St, Newport. 877-832-1372. Shamballa Reiki Level One Certificate – 11am4pm. Shanaballa multi-dimensional healing attunement level 1 class given by Randy. Attunement to level 1 allows you to do self healing and direct healings of others. $125. Positive New Beginnings, 877 Broadway, East Providence. 401-432-7195. Amrit Yoga Level 1 & Yoga Nidra – 1-4pm. Level 1 in its entirety; deceptively simple yet creates conditions for multi-level awareness to generate deeper yogic experiences with practice. Yoga Nidra will follow. $25, $12/members. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave, Cranston. 401-780-9809. Group Manifesting with Creative Play – 1-4pm. With Shari Bitsis. Join us as we visualize and play to group manifest goals. We will make vision boards, develop scripts filled with positive emotions and visualize as a group for each other. $25. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

Sunday, October 7

Whole Foods 101 – 12-3pm. Discover the basics of a whole food diet. Learn about why you should be eating more whole foods and pick up tips on how to incorporate them into your diet. Lunch included. $45. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401782-2126.

Ananda Festival: Open House – 1-6pm. Bring yourself, your family and your friends to an afternoon of fun activities at The Ananda Center for Yoga and Meditation. Enjoy guided nature experiences, woodland walks, music, children’s event, fellowship, mini-yoga and meditation classes, delicious seasonal refreshments. Free. Ananda Center for Yoga and Meditation, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-308-8745. Yoga for Scoliosis – 2-5pm. A special approach to practicing yoga with scoliosis. We will meet the challenges through the practice of Iyengar yoga. $50. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200.

Monday, October 8

Chiropractic Orientation – 6:15-6:45pm. A more effective approach to health explained. Keep your body functioning properly in a stressful world. Free. Live Proper Health, 77 Franklin St, Westerly. Register: 401-315-2300.

Tuesday, October 9

Lunch Time Reiki Share – 12-1:15pm. Reiki practitioners of all levels welcome to give and receive healing. A time to be supported as you support others. Please contact Adriene if attending. $5. Angel Whispers Rhode Island, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Avenue, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-741-2278.

Wednesday, October 10

Angel Whispers Practitioner Class – Oct 10-11. 9:30am-4pm. 2-day intensive program to learn techniques to access the “Angel Zone” and to offer yourself/others messages from your angels. Certification class. $222, $277 after Oct 4. Angel Whispers Rhode Island, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-741-2278. Group Manifesting with the Earth – 7-9pm. With Shari Bitsis. Join us as we set out to manifest with the Earth. Truly magical as we follow a meditative format and span the planet as a group. We are working with cleaning up the water. $10. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

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Free Beginner’s Svaroopa® Class – 9:30-11am. Enjoy deep relaxation with easy poses customized for your body. Learn to release tension and cultivate calm, ease and bliss. Beginners welcome. Free. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. Register: 401-305-5319. Shamanic Drum Healing – 10am-12pm. Experience the power of the circle and rhythm of the drum to connect with helping spirits to release energy blocks, promote healing and gain insight. Group format. With Katharine Rossi & Paul DiSegna,. $35. Energy-N-Elements, LLC, 150 Adirondack Dr, East Greenwich. 401-736-6500. Han Way Aha – 6-8pm. This is a class about you. Would you like to live a more positive life? Would you like to realize your dreams? Come join us and learn how. Free. Dharma Healing Center, 154 Waterman St, at the back of the building on the left, Providence. 401-237-0180. Tong Ren Guinea Pig Class – 7-8:30pm. With Shari Bitsis. Need some energy work or just relax? Come by, listen to soft music, get comfy while I tap on the meridian points on an acupuncture model to relieve blockages. Donations accepted. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

Friday, October 12

Healing Current Meditation – 10-11:30am. Guided meditation connecting with the healing current of the Casa de Dom Inacio. Being something comfortable to sit on and water to drink. $10 suggested donation. Holistic Healing Moment, 194 Waterman St, Providence. 401-287-4044. Sacred Stone Massage Therapy I – 10am-5pm. 3 day class will be led thru concepts, theory and history of stone massage and through guided practicum. Class uses stone layouts, gliding, edging and flipping techniques. $375. School for Allied Massage and Ayurveda, 79 Thames St, Newport. 877-832-1372. Guided Meditation Night – 6:30-8pm. Join us for a gentle guided meditation that’s designed to help you relax, renew and energize. All learning levels welcome. $10. Heavenly Hugs – Gladys, 917 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Reiki Healing, Guided Meditation – 7-8:30pm. This is an opened Reiki Circle/Meditation. Reiki will help release blocks of energy from the body. You will feel a sense of balance, deep relaxation and at peace. $15. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd, Warwick. 401-615-3433. Quantum Healing — 7-8:30pm. Works with gentle touch that quietly activates the autonomic nervous system to spontaneously and immediately create an atmosphere in which deep healing can take place. It can be applied by everyone!. $20, RSVP. Waves of Wellness, 155 Park Ave, Cranston. 401-480-1934.

Saturday, October 13

Angel Whispers Practitioner – Oct 13-14. 9:30am4pm. 2-day intensive program to learn techniques to access the “Angel Zone” and to offer yourself/ others messages from your angels. Certification class. $222, $277 after Oct 4. Angel Whispers Rhode Island, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-741-2278.


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Psychic and Spiritual Development Cl – 10am12pm. A 12-week course held once a week on Saturdays. Learn all phases of Psychic development and more. $20/wk. Positive New Beginnings, 877 Broadway, East Providence. For more info: 401-432-7195. Back to Basics 30th Anniversary Celebration – 10am-4pm. There will be health care practitioners speaking and many food companies demoing. Free. Back to Basics, 500 Main St, East Greenwich. 401-885-2679. Revive and Renew with Purna Yoga – 10am-5pm. Also Oct 15, 10am-1pm. Prepare to be relaxed, to work hard and then to feel the fulfillment of a balanced Purna Yoga practice over this wonderful weekend with Aadil. $225. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. Ballard Park Pumpkin Tour – 4:30-9pm. Over 1,000 jack-o-lanterns will be displayed along the trails of Ballard Park. Held rain or shine. Free. Ballard Park, Hazard & Wickham rds, Newport.

Sunday, October 14

Healing Current Meditation – 10-11:30am. Guided meditation connecting with the healing current of the Casa de Dom Inacio. Being something comfortable to sit on and water to drink. $10 suggested donation. Holistic Healing Moment, 194 Waterman St, Providence. 401-287-4044. Advanced Reiki – 10:15am-5:15pm. Usui Master Attunement and symbol to strengthen your Reiki energy and effectiveness, the use of crystals with Reiki, and how to create a grid to continuously send Reiki. $200. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. A Reiki Day Celebration – 1-5pm. Reiki Practitioners are invited to participate in a day of support, inspirational exercises, sharing, and more. Co-leaders and RMTs: Sylvia Collins and Bobbie Schaeffer. $45. Pathways to Healing, Warwick. 401-287-4093.

Monday, October 15

Usui Reiki II Training (2nd Degree) – 9:30am-5pm. Receive 2nd Level Attunement, learn 3 sacred symbols for mental and emotional balance and distance healing, practice giving Reiki II mental/emotional healing. $200 includes Reiki Manual & Certificate. Heavenly Hugs – Gladys, 917 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Chiropractic Orientation – 6:15-6:45pm. A more effective approach to health explained. Keep your body functioning properly in a stressful world. Free. Live Proper Health, 77 Franklin St, Westerly. Register: 401-315-2300. Drumming Meditation – 6:30-8pm. Come join our Drumming Circle as we meditate, journey, and send loving, healing energy out to the world. Bring your own drum. Please RSVP. Free. Massage Health & Healing Energies, LLC, Maple Ave Medical & Professional Center, 310 Maple Ave, Ste L 05-B, Barrington. 401-437-1652. 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. With Katharine Rossi. $10. Mill at Shady Lea, 215 Shady Lea Rd, Rm 204, North Kingstown. 401-924-0567.

Wednesday, October 17

Holy Holidays Workshop – 10am-12:30pm. This workshop will concentrate on putting joy back into your life at this time of year. Along with tea and goodies we will share what works and what we may want to replace. $44, includes materials and gift. Angel Whispers Rhode Island, The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-741-2278. Business Development Workshop – 6-8pm. Business Development for the Holistic Practitioner seeking to grow their practice. Come learn how to gain more clients and build lasting relationships. Please RSVP. Free. Massage Health & Healing Energies, LLC, Maple Ave Medical & Professional Center, 310 Maple Ave, Suite L 05-B, Barrington. 401-437-1652.

Thursday, October 18

Parent Visitor Day – 8:15-10:30am. Tour the school; observe classes in session; learn more about Waldorf teaching methods and philosophy. Free. Meadowbrook Waldorf School, 300 Kingstown Rd, Richmond. Register: 401-491-9570 x 228. Free Beginner’s Svaroopa® Class – 9:30-11am. Enjoy deep relaxation with easy poses customized for your body. Learn to release tension and cultivate calm, ease and bliss. Beginners welcome. With Maria Sichel, RYT. Free. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. Register: 401-305-5319. Embrace the Possibilities Tele-Workshop - 121pm. 5-week tele-workshop designed for those ready to enhance their life by reaching personal or professional goals without leaving your office or home. Empowering workshop with the support and accountability to get an edge on life. $100. Paige Ritchie, Life Coach. 703-798-6638. Guides Meditation – 6-7pm. Have you ever wanted to learn how to meditate? Do you need some help or focus with your existing meditation exercise? Learn some techniques to help your practice. Free. Dharma Healing Center, 154 Waterman St, at the back of the building on the left, Providence. 401-237-0180. Evening with the Archangels – 6-8:30pm. The angels are here to bring us joy. Come learn about these beautiful beings of light and how you can incorporate them into your life for inner peace and spiritual growth. $25. Heavenly Hugs – Gladys, 917 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Abraham-Hicks Discussion Group – 7:30-9pm. Once you activate a vibration in you, Law of Attraction responds with wanted or unwanted experience. We will discuss these profound ideas about creating your own reality. $5 suggested donation. The Heart Spot, 700 Greenville Ave, Johnston. 401-231-0081.

Friday, October 19

Free Friday Chair Massage – 11am-2pm. Stop by for a free 15-minute chair massage. 1st come 1st served. Get the kinks out for the weekend. Never had a massage before? This is a great way to start. Free. Massage Health & Healing Energies, LLC, Maple Ave Medical & Professional Center, 310 Maple Ave, Ste L 05-B, Barrington. 401-437-1652.

Angelic Connection — 7-8:30pm. Learn a daily self-healing practice. Connect with the healing angels and release negative energy while restoring a positive energetic connection. $20, RSVP. Waves of Wellness, 155 Park Ave, Cranston. 401-480-1934.

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Saturday, October 20

Weight Loss Explained – 7-7:45pm. Join weight loss experts for an informative and eye opening lecture that will provide you with the secret to safe, inexpensive and rapid weight. Free. Live Proper Health, 77 Franklin St, Westerly. To register: 401-315-2300.

Mediumship Level 1 with Rita Berkowitz – 10am4pm. Spend a day having hands on learning mediumship with Rita Berkowitz well-known medium and spirit artist. She will show you how to connect to spirit. $125. Positive New Beginnings, 877 Broadway, East Providence. To register: 401-432-7195. Reiki Level I Workshop – 10am-4pm. Learn how to give Reiki to yourself and others. Informative teaching, hands-on practice, take-home info packet, Level I Attunement and Certificate. $135. The Light Within, 286 Lake Shore Dr, Warwick. 401-921-4397. Fall Open House – 11am-3pm. BOGO 1/2 off Gift Cards. Mini-treatments 10 minutes for $10 includes massage therapy, facials, reflexology. Free raffles and refreshments. Start your holiday shopping early. Free. Healing In Harmony Wellness Center, 185 Putnam Pike (Rte 44), across from the Harmony Fire Station, Chepachet. 401-949-5533. Inversion & Arm Balance Workshop – 1-3pm. Break down some of the more fun and challenging arm balances and inversions. Session will begin with an overview of the principles involved in successfully lifting off. $25. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200. Halloween Masquerade Ball – 7-12pm. Positive New Beginnings is hosting our first Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball. $50. Positive New Beginnings at B. Pinelli’s Restaurant, 736 N Broadway, East Providence, 401-432-7195.

Sunday, October 21

Reiki Level l Certification Class – 11am-5pm. Learn this gentle Japanese healing technique to heal yourself and others. Includes history of Reiki, attunement, hand placements and much more. Manual and certificate. With Bobbie Schaeffer. $135. Pathways to Healing, Warwick. 401-287-4093. The Heart Spot Grand Opening – 12-7pm. Join us for the Grand Opening of The Heart Spot in Johnston. Includes free Yoga class, meditation and Kirtan with Bryna Rene. Visit website for the complete schedule. Free. The Heart Spot, 700 Greenville Ave, Johnston. 401-231-0081. Fall Open House at The Heron Studio – 12:306pm. Event features free workshops in yoga, dance and arts & crafts and will culminate in a live performance. For more info please see website. Free and open to public. The Heron Dance Yoga & Meditation Studio, 187 Plymouth Ave, Durfee Mills Bldg 8, 1st fl, Fall River, MA. 774-365-4016. Vinyasa 101: An Intro to Vinyasa – 1:30-3:30pm. Not necessarily new to yoga but new to the notion of moving fluidly from one pose to the next, while maintaining proper form and integrity of each and every asana? $20. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200.

Chiropractic Orientation – 6:15-6:45pm. A more effective approach to health explained. Keep your body functioning properly in a stressful world. Free. Live Proper Health, 77 Franklin St, Westerly. To register: 401-315-2300.

Reiki Share – 7-8:30pm. Share the healing Reiki energy. No experience required. This is a great way to practice skills and to experience Reiki. $10 suggested donation. Holistic Healing Moment, 194 Waterman St, Providence. 401-287-4044.

Tuesday, October 23

Tong Ren Guinea Pig Class – 7-8:30pm. With Shari Bitsis. Need some energy work or just relax? Come by, listen to soft music, get comfy while I tap on the meridian points on an acupuncture model to relieve blockages. Donations Accepted. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249. Shamanic Drum Healing – 7-9pm. Experience the power of the circle and rhythm of the drum to connect with helping spirits to release energy blocks, promote healing and gain insight. Group format. With Katharine Rossi & Paul DiSegna. $35. Energy-N-Elements, LLC, 150 Adirondack Dr, East Greenwich. 401-736-6500.

Wednesday, October 24

Group Manifesting with the Earth – 7-9pm. With Shari Bitsis. Join us as we set out to manifest with the Earth. Truly magical as we follow a meditative format and span the planet as a group. We are working with cleaning up the water. $10. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

Thursday, October 25

1-Day Business Development Workshop – 8am4pm. The NHCC is sponsoring this live event in Boston, presented by Shelly Berman-Rubera, Certified Small Business Coach & Emotional Intelligence Leader. $199 for NHCC members; $249 otherwise. National Holistic Chamber of Commerce. 603-554-1846.

Waterman St, 3rd fl, Providence. 401-924-0567. HPH Parents’ Bereavement Group – 7-9pm. Helping Parents Heal is a national organization offering support and healing for parents who have lost a child at any age from any cause. With Joy Quinn Blum. Free. Positive New Beginnings, 877 Broadway, East Providence. 401-258-3952.

Friday, October 26

Yoga Life Coach Certification – Oct 26-28. 4-9pm, Fri; 8am-9pm, Sat; 8am-3:30pm, Sun. Learn to use your own life experience, intuition, and wisdom, along with active listening and questioning skills, to support your client’s agenda. $595, register by Oct 12. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Wakefield. 401-782-2126. Feng Shui Workshop – 6-9pm. This class is fun and creative and will change the way you look at life. Attract more prosperity, love and peace. Limited space available; call to register. $40. Serenity Yoga, 21 College Hill Rd, Warwick. 401-615-3433. Holistic Properties of Gems, Crystals and Minerals — 7-8:30pm. Learn the holistic properties of gems, crystals and minerals. Discover how they can influence your chakras and health. $20, RSVP. Waves Of Wellness, 155 Park Ave, Cranston. 401-480-1934. Women’s Discovery Weekend Retreat – Oct 2628. 7pm through Sunday at 12pm. Come remember who you are when you aren’t overwhelmed by the rush and responsibilities of your life. Join us for a retreat to find the renewed energy and clarity you want. $399. Canonicus Camp & Conference Center, 54 Exeter Rd, Exeter. 401-837-8870. Kathysblack. com click on Retreats.

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Massage for the Cancer Patient – Oct 2728. 8am-5pm, Sat; 8am-4pm, Sun. Two-day workshop. 12.5 NCBTMB Credits. Equipment provided, plenty of free parking available. Workshop instructor: Judy Antonelli. Continental breakfast & lunch included. $250. Sanford Brown Institute, 85 Garfield Ave, Cranston. 401-824-5343. Full Bio & registration:

Ava Anderson Social Hour – 6-8pm. Ava Anderson Non-Toxic is an excellent way to help you live a life free of toxins. Come learn more about these groundbreaking products; call or email to save your spot. Free. Holistic Health Rhode Island, 5784 Post Rd, East Greenwich. 401-398-2933 x 5.

Saturday, October 27

Ladies Night – 6-9pm. Jane Iredale Makeup Demo, Mini makeovers and demo of the Anti-aging Microcurrent facial. Refreshments and discounts will be offered to any facial that is booked that night. Free. 360 Face Mind Body, 99 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich. To register: 401-886-1938.

Introduction to Marma Therapy – 10am-5pm. Through lecture and practice, Karyn Chabot D.Ay, MS, LMT will teach the theory and methodology of affecting marma points through the use of oils, touch, gemstones. $155. School for Allied Massage and Ayurveda, 79 Thames St, Newport. 877-832-1372.

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. With Katharine Rossi. $10. Fireseed, 194

Reiki Level II Workshop – 10am-4pm. Learn three powerful Usui symbols. Send Reiki long-distance. Informative teaching, hands-on practice, take-home packet, Level II Attunement and Certificate. $165. The Light Within, 286 Lake Shore Dr, Warwick. 401-921-4397.

27th Anniversary Celebration – 10am-5pm. $270 grand prize drawing, hourly door prizes, free samples, nutritional advice, demonstrations, deep discounts storewide. A fun-filled customer appreciation day.

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Wednesday, October 31

Free. Nature’s Goodness (Natural Foods & Supply), 510 E Main Rd at Rte 138 and 138a, Middletown. 401-847-7480. Sweat Lodge Ceremony – 3-9pm. Connect to the earth. Heal, pray, and share with others. Feel more centered, grounded, and whole. Overnight (optional) lodging available. Campsite is on RI/CT border. Contact Rose RSVP/for details, Rose: 401-474-3791.

Sunday, October 28

All Hallows Eve Psychic Faire – 10am-6pm. Soul Centered Tarot Readings with Cris McCullough empowers you to find soul-utions to your life issues. Find us at our booth at All Hallows Eve Psychic Faire. Faire admission $8. Crowne Plaza, Warwick RI, Warwick. Party in Pink Zumbathon – 12:30-3:30pm. Susan G. Komen The Cure Charity Event, moving to End Breast Cancer. You don’t have to do Zumba, just Join us and support the cause. Raffles, food, drinks available. $15. Shape Up East Providence, 611 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 401-965-9235. Vinyasa 102: An Intro to Vinyasa – 1:30-3:30pm. Join Patti Confort to delve deeper into the transformative experience of moving with breath, awareness, and intention. $20. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200.

Sacred Drumming Circle — 3-4:30pm. Bring a drum, bells, singing bowls or any creation of sound to relax rejuvenate and be free. $10, RSVP. Waves Of Wellness, 155 Park Ave, Cranston. 401-480-1934.

Monday, October 29

Chiropractic Orientation – 6:15-6:45pm. A more effective approach to health explained. Keep your body functioning properly in a stressful world. Free. Live Proper Health, 77 Franklin St, Westerly. To register: 401-315-2300. 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 and power. Join us for a healing celebration. $20. Heavenly Hugs – Gladys, 917 Warwick Ave, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Tong Ren Guinea Pig Class – 7-8:30pm. With Shari Bitsis. Need some energy work or just relax? Come by, listen to soft music, get comfy while I tap on the meridian points on an acupuncture model to relieve blockages. Donations Accepted. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

Wellness Talk – 6:30-7:15pm. Join us and learn how chiropractic helps you lead a healthier life. Do you have a muscle or a joint problem or headaches? Come to learn what we can do. RSVP by Oct 29. Free to attend. Cumberland Family Chiropractic LLC, 2333 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-3340535.

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Tony Robbins Event – Nov 1-4. Turn your fear into power as Oprah & I did. Gain tools to release blocks and move your life forward now. A weekend can change everything. Are you ready? You are so worth it. Call to register, as space is limited. $700 for upgraded seating ($1,295 value). Orlando Convention Center, 9800 International Dr, Orlando, FL. Jackie Eaton: 401-658-4417,

Friday, November 2

Mindbending Muchies – 7-9pm. Join us for an evening of vegan company, treats and seasonal beverages along with humorous and mesmerizing entertainment. $12.50, order tickets on website. Like No Udder, V.F.W. Hall, 176 Washington St, Warwick.

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Sunday Celebration Service – 9:15-10:30am. Change your thinking, change your life. Concordia provides spiritual tools to transform personal lives and create a better world through the principles of Science of Mind. love donation. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. Ananda Sunday Satsang – 10am-12pm. Join us Sunday mornings for meditation, chanting, inspiration and satsang (fellowship) potluck lunch. Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Everyone welcome. Free. Ananda Center, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-308-8745. Sunday Meditations – 11am-12pm. Enjoy this relaxing morning class which includes a short talk and a guided meditation on how to apply Buddhist teachings in our modern lives. No experience necessary. $8/class, free/members. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 339 Ives St, Providence. 508-979-8277.

F.L.Y. (First Love Yourself) – 6-7:30pm. A woman’s social group to connect with other woman for support, insight and friendship. Different topics, no topic off limits; it’s our group, it’s time to fly. $5. Footdiva, Craik Building, 2845 Post Rd, Ste 212, Warwick. Details: 401-368-8878. Gong Bath Meditation – 7-8:30pm. 2nd Sunday. Come relax and find peace within as the healing sounds of the gongs and Tibetan singing bowls wash over and around you. $20. Joy Quinn Blum, Be Healthy & Fit Studios, 1130 Ten Rod Rd, Bldg D, Ste 103, North Kingstown. 401-258-3952. Spirit.


Sunrise Yoga – 6-7:30am. Also Friday. We have a beautiful space to practice calming the mind; toning the body for leaner looking and feeling great. Yoga practice compliments everything you do (balance and focus). Donation. Prema Yoga, 127 Pocasset Ave, Providence. 401-390-5419.

Couples Reflexology – 1-5pm. Come share a reflexology session with a loved one or friend; refreshments, relax, refresh and enjoy. Appointments made at your convenience. $80. Footdiva, Craik Building, 2845 Post Rd, Ste 212, Warwick. Details: 401-368-8878.

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NIA: Thru Movement We Find Health – 10-11am. If you enjoy dancing you will love Nia. Every body and all ages welcome to this community Nia class. $8/drop-in, $3/members. Johnston Senior Center, 1291 Hartford Ave, Johnston. Sandra: 401-487-6977, Mom + Baby Yoga – 10:45am-12pm. 4-wks through crawling. Classes provide a relaxed space to connect with other parents and explore the joys of infancy. $70. Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 401-654-6650. Beginner’s Svaroopa® Yoga Class – 11am12:30pm. Learn easy Svaroopa® yoga poses. Relax deeply using lots of support with blankets and props. Release tension & cultivate calm, ease and bliss. With Maria Sichel, CSYT. Call to save a spot. New Student Special: $40/4 classes. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-305-5319. Zumba with Dr Cathy – 6-7pm. No dance experience needed, just a willingness to move and have fun. $5. Dr Cathy Picard. Stage Right Studio, 68 S Main St, Woonsocket. All-Levels Flow Yoga – 6-7:15pm. All-levels is a great place to start if you haven’t done yoga before. $10/drop-in, $45/5-class pass, $99/All-of-Fall pass. First class free. Jaan Yoga at Rhode Runner, 657 N Main St, Providence. 401-400-1719.

Reflexology Parties – 1-5pm. Have a party with 5 or more friends and you get a reflexology session free. Parties made by appointment of your convenience. $20. Footdiva, Craik Building, 2845 Post Rd, Ste 212, Warwick. Details: 401-368-8878.


Yogalates – 9:15-10:15am. An all level yoga class fused with Pilates mat work for core strengthening. $13. The Journey Within, 1645 Warwick Ave, Ste 224, Warwick. Register: 401-737-2899.

Gentle Shanti Yoga – 6-7:30pm. This class, great for beginners, introduces you to the wisdom of your body, through breath, movement and mindfulness. This class also helps you relax and reduce stress. $13/drop in. The Heart Spot, 700 Greenville Ave, Johnston. 401-231-0081. Gentle Yoga & Stretching – 6:30-7:45pm. Designed with new students in mind. We will gently ease into yoga postures giving the body an opportunity to relax, and learn new movements. Great for beginners. $8/drop in, enrollment cards available. The Heron Dance Yoga & Meditation Studio, 187 Plymouth Ave, Durfee Mills Building 8, 1st fl, Fall River, MA. 774-365-4016. Deeksha Oneness Blessing – 7-9pm. 2nd & 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. 401-270-5443.


Fresh Connections Networking – 9-10:30am. Every other Tuesday. Using the power of women-only networking to discover, reveal, focus and unleash the amazing strengths hidden within every women. First 2 visits free. Tamarisk Assisted Living, Susan Lataille, 3 Shalom Dr, Warwick. 401-769-1325 x 11. All Levels Yoga – 9:15-10:15am. This class is for all and will use various teaching styles. Increase your strength, flexibility, balance, and awareness of the present. $13. The Journey Within, 1645 Warwick Ave, Ste 224, Warwick. To register: 401-737-2899. Svaroopa Yoga Class – 4-5:30pm. Very gentle, deeply healing style. Focus is on releasing the tight muscles along the spinal column for a related release in the body and mind. Pre-registration necessary. $124/series of 8, $19/drop-in. Blissful Moment Yoga Studio, 1006 Charles St, Ste 10A, North Providence. 401-742-8020. Women’s Self-Defense: Aikido – 5:30-6:30pm. Gain confidence, flexibility, and skills in this ongoing class. Aikido is a gentle but effective martial art. Open to girls eleven and up. Free first class. Main Street Martial Arts, 1282 N Main St, Providence. 401-274-7672. Anger Solves Nothing – Thru Oct 9. 7-8:30pm. Look at why anger arises and how to manage it through engaging in simple meditation techniques. Be kind to yourself and others; learn to stop any form of anger. $10/class, free/members. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 339 Ives St, Providence. 508-979-8277.

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CLASSROOM SPACE AVAILABLE. Perfect for workshops, private/semi-private yoga classes, etc. Weekdays and some evenings available.  Book weekend classes well in advance.  The Wellness Center at Gold Plaza 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl Warwick.  Contact Adriene at Angel Whispers RI for more information. or 401-741-2278. Flipp Salon Apothecary is seeking 2 stylists full or part time for chair rental. We are located on the East side of Providence, close to RISD and Brown with ample parking. Looking for stylists that love what they do, have a pasison for art and beauty, and who are passionate about using natural and organic products in a fashion foward and artistic enviroment. For more info inbox Office Space. Room available Full or PartTime within a holistic health center in East Greenwich.  Rent includes: wi-fi, utilities, web presence, some advertising and shared voicemail box. Call 401-398-2933, Jewel Sommerville, D,Ac., voicemail #1 for more information. Office Space Available: Room available part-time at an Acupuncturist’s office in Middletown. Convenient with parking lot and handicap access as well as beautiful views of the ocean. Call Shawna Snyder, D.Ac. at 401-297-1642 or email at for more information. Perfect for a massage therapist or Reiki practitioner. Professional Rental Space Available. A must see in Johnston. Rent negotiable. Contact Cheryl @ 486-0033. Thriving, innovative, holistic psychotherapy practice seeks experienced body worker/healing arts practitioner to join our team. We specialize in treating from a body, mind/spirit approach.  Seeking a practitioner who is interested in an integrative model of care- and changing the paradigm of health and healing! Reasonable rent. Contact: Mary Ellen Dwyer at WindHorse Therapies. 401-267-0023.

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A.R.E. Search for God Study Group – 7-9pm. Alternate Tuesdays, starting Oct 2. Focus is on spiritual growth and support based on the Edgar Cayce readings, with silent meditation and healing prayer. Free. Joy Quinn Blum, 1130 Ten Rod Rd, Bldg D, Ste 103, North Kingstown. 401-258-3952.

Updated, mixed-use bldg in N. Prov. Unlimited poss! Bright, 2-level, easily accessible from all points; ample parking, central/air, fireplace, Jacuzzi bath, large kitchen, hardwoods, open floor-plan. Great for live/work or rental income. Call Ted 401-286-4496.

Providence Laughter Club – 7:30-8:30pm. 2nd & 4th Tuesday. 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.

Reiki Master available for Healing sessions in your home 254-PHNX(7469).

DISTRIBUTORS – Become an Acaiberri distributor. Health and nutrition interests preferred, but not required. Selling is also a plus. Potential distributors can contact Angelo at 401-497-0740, or email Visit for more information. Fantastic Opportunity for the right team member for our expanding “Private Retreat.” We are currently looking for a key member to join us in helping people heal themselves naturally. If you are a health conscious individual who enjoys helping others, you may be qualified to join Between Two Worlds, check out our web site to see what our mission is before contacting us for a personal meeting. Mommy & Me Postnatal and Prenatal Teachers OM Kids Yoga Center is looking for teachers certified in postnatal and prenatal yoga. Our postnatal classes include baby. Experience required. Come join our OMazing team of kids yoga teachers! Contact Elyse at 401-305-3667.

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Breathe & Stretch Open Yoga – 8:30-9:45am. Calm your mind and body. Breathe easier as you open your lungs. Gently move through basic poses that open & relax the back, shoulders, hips and hamstrings. All levels. $10. The Herb Wyfe Holistic Health Center, 23 Brown St, Wickford. 401-742-1669. The Chinese Healing Art of Qigong – 11:45am12:45pm. As of Oct the Wednesday day Qigong class time is changing to Thursday evenings from 6:15-7:15pm, beginning Oct 4. Enrollment is now open for beginning and continuing students. $210/12 wks. The Way of the Dragon, 877 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 435-6502. Hope St Farmers’ Market – 3-6pm. Featuring a variety of locally produced goods, including vegetables, jams, jellies, artisan breads and pastries, breads, chocolates, and much more. Free. Lippitt Park, 1059 Hope St, Providence. Sadhana Yoga Basics – 3:45-5pm. This practice connects breath with a series of postures that will strengthen, increase flexibility and build endurance with focus on anatomy and alignment. $8/drop in, enrollment cards available. The Heron Dance Yoga & Meditation Studio, 187 Plymouth Ave, Durfee Mills Building 8, 1st fl, Fall River, MA. 774-365-4016. Yin & Yang Yoga – 3:45-5pm. A mixed level, slow flowing Vinyasa class with deep attention to mindful alignments of body, mind and heart. With Jen Thomas. $15. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, Ste 6A, Providence. 401-270-5443. RSVP:

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Candlelight Yoga – 4:30-6pm. Also on Friday. We have a beautiful space to practice calming the mind; toning the body for leaner looking and feeling great. Yoga practice compliments everything you do (balance and focus). Donation. Prema Yoga, 127 Pocasset Ave, Providence. 401-390-5419. Zumba with Dr Cathy – 5:30-6pm. No dance experience needed, just a willingness to move and have fun. Dr Cathy Picard. $5. Stage Right Studio, 68 S Main St, Woonsocket.

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Rainbow Vinyasa Yoga – 6-7:30pm. Kent Stetson teaches a vigorous and fluid yoga class to help detoxify the body and relieve stress. LGBT students and allies with an established yoga practice welcome. $13/drop in. The Heart Spot, 700 Greenville Ave, Johnston. 401-231-0081.

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Svaroopa Yoga Class – 6-7:30pm. Very gentle, deeply healing style. Focus is on releasing the tight muscles along the spinal column for a related release in the body and mind. Pre-registration necessary. $124/series of 8, $19/drop-in. Blissful Moment Yoga Studio, 1006 Charles St, Ste 10A, North Providence. 401-742-8020.

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Just Breathe: Simply Meditate – Thru Oct 10. 7-8pm. These classes are perfect for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Each class consists of a brief teaching and a practical guided meditation. $8/class, free/members. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 339 Ives St, Providence. 508-979-8277.


Svaroopa Yoga Class – 9:45am-11:15pm. Very gentle, deeply healing style. Focus is on releasing the tight muscles along the spinal column for a related release in the body and mind. Pre-registration necessary. $124/series of 8, $19/drop-in. Blissful Moment Yoga Studio, 1006 Charles St, Ste 10A, North Providence. 401-742-8020. SAMA’s Ayurvedic Program – 10am-5pm. Become a Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor. 21-month program. 605 hours. Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Summers off. Unveil the mystical secrets of Ayurveda. From $290. School for Allied Massage and Ayurveda, 79 Thames St, Newport. 877-832-1372. 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. Stiff, tight, tense? Gentle, effective, innovative “exercise” that moves your whole body fluidly. Slow aging, “swim” on land, and feel more free. Every body welcome. $12, $10/seniors. Soulistic Arts – Focus Yoga, 63 Cedar Ave, Ste10, East Greenwich. 401-826-2020. Healers Group – 12:30-2:30pm. Weekly gathering of healers to share latest techniques and insights, to practice on or with each other and to help with distance healing cases. Brown bag lunch and circle. Free, donations appreciated. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, Ste 6A, Providence. 401-270-5443. Fruit Hill Farmers’ Market – 4-6:30pm. Decadent Designs, honey from Fruit Hill Apiaries, Hopkins Farm, ice cream from Three Sisters, coffee from Presto Strangeo, RIC Community Garden, New Urban Farmers, Babbling Brook Farm, White Oak Farm, Revive the Roots and so much more. Free. Fruit Hill Farmers’ Market, Rhode Island College, Old Alumni House, Fruit Hill Ave, North Providence. Gentle Yoga – 4:30-5:30pm. This class is geared toward those who wish to move at a slower more relaxed pace while still enjoying all the benefits of Yoga. $13. The Journey Within, 1645 Warwick Ave, Ste 224, Warwick. To register: 401-737-2899. Ananda Yoga & Meditation – 5:30-7:30pm. Blissfilled evening of Ananda Yoga, with Kyle from 5:30-6:45pm; followed by Meditation & Chanting until 7:30pm. 401-789-1288 First 3 Thurs. Herbwyfe, 23 Brown St, Wickford. Suggested donation $10. Ananda Center, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-308-8745. Yoga for Runners – 6-7:15pm. Great for athletes and runners, beginners welcomed. $10/drop-in, $45/5-class pass, $99/All-of-Fall pass. First class free. Jaan Yoga at Rhode Runner, 657 N Main St, Providence. 401-400-1719. Physical Fitness through Dance – 6:15-7:15pm. This dance class encourages letting go, having fun, and embraces confidence on the dance floor (wherever that may be). No experience necessary. $8/drop in, enrollment cards available. The Heron Dance Yoga & Meditation Studio, 187 Plymouth Ave, Durfee Mills Building 8, 1st fl, Fall River, MA. 774-365-4016.

Gong Bath Meditation – 7:30-9pm. Last Friday. End your week with deep relaxation and peace as the healing sounds of the gongs and Tibetan singing bowls wash over and around you. $20. Joy Quinn Blum, Positive New Beginnings, 877 Broadway, East Providence. 401-258-3952.

Heated Yoga – 7-8pm. An all level yoga practice done in a room that is heated to 90 degrees. This allows for increased flexibility and helps the body to detoxify internally and externally. $13. The Journey Within, 1645 Warwick Ave, Ste 224, Warwick. To register: 401-737-2899. Zumba with Dr Cathy – 7-8pm. No dance experience needed, just a willingness to move and have fun. Dr Cathy Picard. $5. Stage Right Studio, 68 S Main St, Woonsocket. Hatha Yoga – 7-8:15pm. Mixed levels, beginners always welcome. New student specials 2 for $20; $14, $72/6. Village Wellness Center & Heart in Hand, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-941-2310. Meditation Class – 7-8:15pm. 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, Ste 6A, Providence. 401-270-5443. Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Begins Oct 11. 7-8:30pm. Intelligent, alignment-based yoga appropriate for all ages. $16, $14/student. Motion Center, 111 Chestnut St, Providence. 401-654-6650. Tai Chi for Beginners – 7:30-8:30pm. Learn the simplified 24-posture Tai chi form, derived from Yang style. Flexible class times include Sat at 12pm and Wed at 1pm, beginning the first week in Oct. $210/12 wks. The Way of the Dragon, 877 Waterman Ave, East Providence. 435-6502.


Breathe & Stretch Open Yoga – 8:15-9:30am. Calm your mind and body. Breathe easier as you open your lungs. Gently move through poses that open and relax the back, shoulders, hips, and hamstrings. All levels. $10. The Herb Wyfe Holistic Health Center, 23 Brown St, Wickford. 401-742-1669. Group Energy Healing – 7-9pm. 2nd & 4th Friday. Experience powerful healing energy from intuitive healer Kim Testa. Come experience why this is such a popular event. $20. The Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Place, Ste 6A, Providence. 401-270-5443. RSVP: Drumming Circle with Nancy – 7:30-8:30pm. Bring a drum and a fun spirit. Have fun while you drum the weeks stress away. It’s not how you sound alone, it’s with others that make it sound great. $10. Footdiva, Craik Building, 2845 Post Rd, Ste 212, Warwick. Details: 401-368-8878. Gong Bath Meditation – 7:30-9pm. 1st Friday. Feel completely relaxed and peaceful as the healing sounds of the gongs and Tibetan singing bowls wash over and around you. $20. Joy Quinn Blum, City Aiki, 200 Allens Ave, Providence. 401-258-3952.


Group Meditation – 8:30-9:30am. Manage stress, awaken intuition and connect to spirit using guided breath control, visualization and sound. Individual sessions available by appointment. Bring a friend. New Students $10 each. Robert Arnold, Under The Sun Meditation Center, 31B Bridge St, Newport. 401339-6092. Ananda: Meditation & Chanting – 9-10am. Start the weekend in the peace and joy of guided meditation and chanting. Join Kelly, 401-667-7315. All welcome. Meet at: 494 Anaquatucket Rd, N Kingston. Donation. Ananda Center, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-308-8745. Extreme Beginner’s Yoga – 9-10:15am. Have you ever wanted to try yoga, but feel uncomfortable in a large group? This is the perfect class for you. Class size is small, so personal attention may be given. $10/person. Holistic Health Rhode Island. Diane: 401-203-9246.


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Mount Hope Farmers’ Market – 9am-12pm. Yearround farmers’ market on the historic Mount Hope Farm. Bring the whole family, shop for local food, visit the animals, and explore the beautiful grounds of the farm. Free. Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave, Bristol. 401-474-4461. Hope St Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Featuring a variety of locally produced goods, including vegetables, jams, jellies, artisan breads and pastries, breads, chocolates, and much more. Free. Lippitt Park, 1059 Hope St, Providence. Zumba with Dr Cathy – 9:30-10:30am. No dance experience needed, just a willingness to move and have fun. Dr Cathy Picard. $5. Stage Right Studio, 68 S Main St, Woonsocket. Gentle Shanti Yoga – 9:45-11:15am. This class, great for beginners, introduces you to the wisdom of your body, through breath, movement and mindfulness. This class also helps you relax and reduce stress. $13/drop in. The Heart Spot, 700 Greenville Ave, Johnston. 401-231-0081. Hour of Power Yoga – 10-11:15am. Power Yoga with Christine. $10/drop-in, $45/5-class pass, $99/ All-of-Fall pass. First class free. Jaan Yoga at Rhode Runner, 657 N Main St, Providence. 401-400-1719. Ananda: Raja Workshop – 1-4pm. 3rd Saturday. Explore teachings of Yogananda on Yamas & Nyamas: Dos/Don’ts of Yoga. Learn to apply them on spiritual and practical levels in daily life. $20 + piece of fruit/communal fruit bowl. Ananda Center, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-308-8745. 3-Week Yoga 101 Series – Oct 6, 20 & 27. 3:305pm. The pace allows for questions, discussion and individual attention. For brand new beginners as well as continuing students who seek a refresher. $16/drop in. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200.

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Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our commmunity. To find out how you can be included in the Community Resource Guide, call 401-709-2473 for guidelines and to submit entries acupuncture Aquidneck Island Acupuncture

Dr. Shawna E.M. Snyder 170 Aquidneck Avenue Middletown, RI 02842 401-297-1642 I will take into account your whole self, not just your symptoms, in order to get to the root of your health concerns. My conviction is that healing is less about battling illness and more about nourishing life. As long as we’re living-we’re healing. I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna and Tufts Health Plan insurance. See ad on page 31.

Community Ayurvedic Herbalist

Jessica Ferrol, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, PKS, E-RYT Life Essentials Wellness Center 39 Broad Street, Pawcatuck, CT Women and Infants Integrative Wellness Center 33 Valley Rd, Middletown, RI 401-323-4638 CommunityAyurvedicHerbaliStcom Our intention is to bring the natural healing wisdom of Ayurveda to you, your loved ones and our communities. Through one-onone 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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Look and Feel Young at Any Age Longevity Coach Leslie Simon Haduch 401-742-0512 • Learn how Protandim, the antiaging/medical breakthrough, protects your health and the incredible business opportunity with LifeVantage. Don’t miss this life changing opportunity! Say good-bye to old age. Stay Forever Young! Come hear about the fastest growing company in the holistic industry. Free Seminars on Wednesdays from 7 - 8pm. See ad on page 11.


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.

Karyn Chabot, D.Ay., MS, LMT 79 Thames St., Newport, RI 877-832-1372 Ayurveda recognizes 4 stages of imbalance before a Western doctor can give a diagnosis. Using pulse analysis, Vedic astrology, and tongue analysis, I can gain insights about your constitution and current health conditions. This is a transformative, unique educational experience for people who are ready to create the life they were born to live. See ad on page 43.

BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT Aquidneck Nutrients & Wellness Center

170 Aquidneck Ave Middletown, RI 401-324-6167 • Are you suffering from Sleep Disturbances, Anxiety, Fatigue, Depression, Low energy, Low Libido, PMS, Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Focus and Memory loss? We will work with your doctor. For Men and Women. Consultations available Monday through Friday 10am-5pm with Rene StLaurent Rph/certified clinical nutritionist and hormone consultant.

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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 Rd to better health and vitality. See ad on page 41.

New Horizon Chiropractic & Wellness Dr. Misty Kosciusko 934 East Main Rd Portsmouth, RI 401-683-6430 New Horizon Chiropractic & Wellness utilizes a whole body holistic approach to assist your healthcare needs! Dr. Kosciusko prides herself in educating her patients on the root cause of their physical ailments, at the same time providing exceptional quality of care to assist in pain relief with long standing results. See ad on page 31.

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

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 Rd to Good Health is Paved with Good Intestines! See ad on page 45.

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.

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energy healing Light Soul Therapy Healing

Wakefield, RI 401-284-0363 Like peeling an onion, Light Soul Therapy works to release layers of dis-illusion, dis-content & disease.  Facilitating the very deep healing energies of Reconnective Healing, The Reconnection & Sacred Stone Massage, the body/mind begins it’s transformation to healing and wholeness. Private Self Mastery sessions & group Meditation gatherings accelerate the healing process.  Call today for free 20 min. phone consult.  I would love to speak with you. See website for more info.

Esthetician 360 FACE MIND BODY

Michelle Maynard 99 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich, RI 401-886-1936 • Offering facials and skin care products that are free of artificial fragrances, preservatives, parabens, sulfates, dyes, fillers and talc. 360 uses product lines with natural plant-based ingredients including Farmaesthetics and Jane Iredale Mineral makeup. Michelle is certified in Clinical Oncology Esthetics®, so she can provide safe, personalized spa treatments to individuals undergoing cancer treatment and those with health-challenged skin. See ad on page 9.

Dianne Colardo Massage Envy Spa 1000 Division St 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 5.

Fresh Face Skincare Center @ Avalon

Debby Votta 1221 Reservoir Ave Cranston, RI 401-944-4601 •

My philosophy has always been that everyone should love and be proud of how their skin looks and feels. At the young age of 50, my skin has never looked so flawless and so fresh. I look forward to sharing my love and knowledge of the skin care profession to make that happen for YOU! See ad on page 16.



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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 website for a wealth of information. See ad on page 43.

holistic guidance 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 articles and audios. Bookmark the Calendar for “must see” holistic events and more! Join today. It’s free. Own a business? Join the National Holistic Chamber of Commerce™ at

Pathways to Healing Bobbie Schaeffer Warwick, RI 401-287-4093

Find loving guidance on your healing path with Reiki treatments and classes. Calm your spirit and achieve positive energy through group work in meditation and affirmations. Discover the answers you are seeking through Angel Card Messenger readings.

S.A.M.A. School for Allied Massage & Ayurveda Karyn Chabot, D.Ay., MS, LMT 79 Thames St., Newport, RI 877-832-1372 Based on a Vedic form of astrology, numerology and sacred symbols, I can see very specific details of your past, present and future. Together, we can enliven your life’s purpose, understand why have met certain people, and determine events that may occur regarding career, money, love and health. Receive practical ideas for how to become healthier and more radiantly happy. See ad on page 43.

holistic wellness center Positive New Beginnings

877 BRdway 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 27.


John Koenig, Board Certified Hypnotist 110 Jefferson Blvd Warwick, RI 401-374-1890

Need to lose weight and keep it off? Stop smoking? Learn to relax? Make other changes in the way you think, act or feel? Hypnosis can help. You will be amazed at how a few hypnosis sessions can make the impossible possible. Start by visitng my website. Then call for an appointment or to set up a free introductory consultation. And start turning possibilities into realities.

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.

life coach Paige Ritchie Coaching 703-798-6638

I am an advocate and mentor to women and men who are Embracing the Possibilities of their lives. I help you find the courage and confidence to clarify ambitions and accelerate personal and professional growth through 1:1 life coaching, tele-group coaching and life coaching workshops and retreats. I live in Rhode Island and work with people, nationally. If you are ready to “Embrace the Possibilities” of your life contact me to find out how coaching can work for you.

naturopathic physicians Sheila M. Frodermann, MS, ND, DHANP, CCH

Providence Wholistic Healthcare 144 Waterman St, Providence, RI 401-455-0546 • Holistic family health care providing diet, nutrition and lifestyle coaching, herbal & homeopathic medicines toward optimizing health and wellness naturally - for all. Naturopathic doctor Certified Classical Homeopath - Bowen practitioner. See ad on page 17.




Paul A. DiSegna 401-736-6500 • “I am to live my dream...” With my natural gifts and abilities, I have been able to see loved ones as they are preparing to move into the light. This process has been helpful by letting people know that their loved ones are not alone; that they are being held and guided as they pass from ordinary reality to non-ordinary reality. See ad on page 18.

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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.

pet foods Pet Foods Plus 30 Gooding Ave Bristol, RI 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 42.

reiki Sylvia Collins

Reiki Master & Teacher Warwick, RI 401-921-4397 I would love to open your hands, your heart and soul to the wonderful healing energy of Reiki.  I am a Certified Reiki Master and Teacher, who takes a personal interest in my students as I guide them on their journey of spiritual growth.  Besides teaching, I am also available for personal Reiki sessions, Reiki for your pets and Angel Card readings.  Call for appointment.

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Innisfree Body Works

18 Post Rd Pawtuxet Village, Warwick, RI 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!

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 19.

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

A holistic wellness center featuring Yoga instruction therapeutic massage, skin care and hair removal, 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 14.

It’s Your Body’s Symphony 2051 Plainfield Pike Johnston, RI 401-464-6100


From the moment you step in... You feel the difference Offering various therapeutic massage modalities, Reiki, Cupping, Facials. Your table is waiting for you! We are who you have been searching for all this time. See ad on page 16.

Jane McGinn, BA, LMT

459 Sandy Ln, Warwick, RI 401-450-4172 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

145 Waterman St, Providence, RI 401-808-0837 ..........Relax..............Rehab..............Restore.......... 10,000+ massages of experience "Best of Boston"

Maria Sichel, RYT, CSYT 2155 Diamond Hill Rd Cumberland, RI 02864 401-305-5319 Specializes in Svaroopa® yoga, which is remarkably easy to do, and offers group classes and private yoga therapy. Through easy angles with lots of support, learn to release the deep tensions in your body. If you have back issues, neck and shoulder problems, or are looking to foster a deep sense of well-being, try a series of private sessions tailored to your needs.

yoga and holistic health center ALL THAT MATTERS

315 Main St • Wakefield, RI 401-782-2126 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 35.

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Rhode Island’s Only Active Relaxation Center Himalyan Salt Grotto Eucalyptus Steam Room Yellow Tumeric Heat Sauna Dead Sea Salt Oceanic Room Heated Urban Hamman Black Charcoal Sauna Active Relaxation Room

Home of the $49 Relaxation Massage all day every day no membership required

Therapeutic Services Salt Scrubs Facials Reflexology Hot Stone Massage Cranio Sacral Indian Head Massage Structural Integration Neuromuscular Therapy Thai Yoga Stretch And so much more…

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Just 2.3 miles form our previous location. Plenty of parking.

401-463-3335 Schedule your class or massage online today!

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10 2012 Rhode island Natural Awakenings  

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