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Happy Ten Year Anniversary to us!

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en years ago this month, we published our first local edition of Natural Awakenings Rhode Island. The time has flown by, almost one fifth of my life. Since the beginning, it’s been a passion-fueled mission, with endless opportunities for personal growth, month after month. I’ve learned so much and been blessed all along the way in meeting many local experts gifted with insights on natural health, spirituality and sustainability. I’ve had opportunities to meet with so many passionate, gifted healers, many of whom I now call friends. We have truly built community here.

Of course anniversaries often come with reflection. I remember distinctly waiting for that first issue to be delivered from the printers. Practically jumping out of my skin in anticipation waiting for the delivery truck from the printer. Seeing all of the components that I had worked so hard on being put together was exhilarating. It hadn’t dawned on me yet that it meant another issue was just another month away; I just wanted to see it, hold it, and share it. We did our own distribution for the first few months until we found a company to take on much of it. But for the first 6 or 7 years I still did up to 100 delivery stops myself, dividing the state out by region and hitting the road at the end of every month. It was a great experience, to really understand what it is that happens with free magazines in different locations. Plus, as an added benefit, driving around our beautiful state I was able to discover all kinds of new places! Over the years, we have published thousands of news briefs, Health and Global briefs, and articles both local and national. It’s got to be tens of thousands of calendar listings! We helped spread the word and inform the community about local happenings as well as the latest trends in natural health and green living. Many of the news briefs we published were for non-profits, others for new businesses just starting out, and some for distribution sites. And of course, the majority has been for the advertisers who help make this free magazine possible. We are so filled with gratitude for the support of the community that makes all this work achievable. Who knows where the next 10 years will take us, I just know I look forward to the journey. I look forward to meeting new friends, supporting our old friends, and being surrounded by the wonderful people who make Natural Awakenings Rhode Island a community that brings us all closer together.

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he First Spiritualist Church of Rhode Island will be hosting its bi-annual Holistic Psychic Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 29, in East Providence. All are welcome to attend this event which will showcase many different modalities including mediumship, psychic readings, angel card readings, tarot readings, reiki, vendors and more. Admittance is free; attendees pay for services they wish to experience. Individuals are invited to take a day to celebrate themselves and receive the guidance and healing they deserve. Come and explore the different modalities available and discover the tools which are available to help each person progress along his/her own personal journey of healing and growth. Cost: Free attendance; prices for services vary. Location: 83 South Rose St., East Providence. For more information, visit SpiritualistChurchRI.com. See ad on page 5.

A Night on the Other Side with Medium June Edward


une Edward, The Massachusetts Medium, will be doing mediumship gallery-style readings from 6:30 to 9 p.m., September 14, at the Hampton Inn & Suites, at 2100 Post Road, in Warwick, and again on October 5, at the Elks Lodge, 4500 N. Main Street, in Fall River, Massachusetts. Edward is a powerful psychic medium who has mentored many people trying to find closure. She has helped people talk to those on the other side, allowing June Edward many to contact the loved ones they never got to say goodbye to. The show is not appropriate for children under the age of 12, and everyone might not receive a reading. Cost: $45; tickets available on Eventbrite. For more information, visit JuneEdward.com. See ad on page 7.

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it For Life RI is pleased to announce the opening of its second location, Fit For Life Training Complex, in Smithfield. The 9,000 square-foot, private training complex is the first of its kind in New England. The facility is designed to conserve the authenticity of personal training by providing clients with private, individualized workouts. The space includes a common area with the essentials necessary for effective, efficient workouts as well as more than 600 square feet of turf for functional training. Fit For Life members can seek one-on-one training and individualized programming with meal planning, or try a variety of group classes ranging from yoga to kickboxing. After a workout, members can restore the body with a massage or detox in the sauna. Fit For Life is staffed by professionals that guide members through their fitness goals properly, safely and effectively. Cost: Varies. Location: 970 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. For more information call 401-771-9101, email Info.FitForLifeRI@ gmail.com or visit FitForLifeRI.com.

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Celebrate the Season at a Fall Equinox Retreat


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Ten Australian seniors that strapped on ballet slippers and participated in Ballet for Seniors classes for three months reported feeling more fit, energetic and animated, according to research from the Queensland Institute of Technology and the Queensland Ballet. They also found that ballet improved their posture, flexibility, maneuverability and awareness. Mastering challenging movements and sequences made the dancers happier than working at already achieved levels. Also, the group enjoyed developing supportive social bonds in get-togethers outside the dance studio.

Wild Berries Prove Anti-Cancer Prowess A naturally occurring compound found abundantly in wild blackcurrants, bilberries and lingonberries increases the body’s ability to prevent tumors, report researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. The color-producing pigments known as anthocyanins were found to increase the cancer-fighting ability of sirtuin 6, part of a class of enzymes that regulate the expression of genes that control the function of cells via key signaling pathways. Aging causes changes in the function of sirtuins, which in turn contributes to the development of several diseases. Anthocyanins also color other berries, and earlier research from the UK University of East Anglia found that women eating blueberries and strawberries three or more times a week slashed their risk of heart attack by a third.


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in replacing toxic pesticides. The study also includes the use of borders of wildflowers around each field, a technique farmers in the area have used for the past two decades to promote general biodiversity, though not specifically for pest control. Researchers Ben Woodcock and Richard Pywell, of the UK Center for Ecology and Hydrology, RINaturalAwakenings.com

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The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the government affairs affiliate of the Humane Society of the U.S., worked with animal protection champions in both chambers and with other stakeholders to secure success on several fronts in the 2018 federal budget. Victories include preventing the slaughter of wild horses and burros, preserving protections for carnivores on National Park Service lands in Alaska, preserving Endangered Species Act protections for Great Lakes wolves and urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to restore inspection reports and enforcement records for horse shows, puppy mills, roadside zoos, laboratories and other facilities that were purged from the agency’s website in early 2017. The budget also adds another $2 million for USDA enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act and $5 million to train and provide therapeutic service dogs for veterans and soldiers. It holds the line against cuts on many other vital fronts affecting animals, such as the Marine Mammal Commission and development of alternatives to live animal testing. Harmful provisions still reflected in the budget include exempting concentrated animal-feeding operations from reporting toxic air emissions and maintaining a prohibition on the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate toxic lead content in ammunition and fishing tackle that poison and kill wildlife.


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hen life is stressful, we know we need to relax. The question is how. Many wonderful ways involve combining music with a meditation practice. Although we can’t always control our surroundings, we can learn to control how we react to and internalize what happens around us. On the value of meditation and mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, observes, “When we do studies of this, we find we can change our brains. We can change our relationship to our emotions. We can change our relationship to the actuality of things in ways that are healing. The immune system responds.” Because sound affects us on all levels—emotional, mental and physical— combining musical processes with our meditation practice can be highly effective in easing stress. Cultures worldwide have long used music to lift the spirit and enhance meditation and healing.

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 4 Uplifting, not gloomy. The music should give rise to a sense of joy and beauty.
 4 Absence of hooks and refrains; avoid repetition and familiarity that engage the analytical mind. 4 Flowing. It is soothing and feels akin to nature. 4 Sub-audio frequencies. The presence of these is an optional way to entrain brainwaves to an alpha or theta state that allows relaxation and healing to occur. 4 Intention. It’s important for both the musician and listener. Here are several self-generated ways to further enhance meditation.

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This uses the human voice to produce elongated vowel tones or humming sounds that can empower meditation. It also slows and lengthens our exhalation by putting a brake on the breath. Begin by taking a deep breath and then, with the mouth open, make a simple vowel tone such as ahh or ohh. With the exhalation pushing out a sound, the tone follows naturally.

Mantra and Chant Mantras can keep the demons of our monkey mind from distracting us. The word means “mind protection” in Sanskrit. A mantra is characterized by a short sound or phrase that carries a vibration and frequency that extends beyond the simple meaning of the words. Using mantras can help overcome mental chatter, de-stress and set us up for an expansion of consciousness. Dr. Herbert Benson, founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, documented a phenomenon he named “the relaxation response”. His research discovered that those that repeated mantras for even 10 minutes a day experienced physiological changes— a reduced heart rate, slower metabolism and lower stress levels, all of which allow the body to return to a more natural state of wellness.

Singing Affirmations Research led by Carnegie Mellon University’s David Creswell found that people using self-affirmation also can protect against the damaging effects of stress on problemsolving performance. An affirmation is a positive statement spoken in the present tense asserting that a desired goal is already achieved. With sufficient repetition and focused intention, declaration becomes reality. Adding a melody to our affirmation and singing it repeatedly enhances its power.


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Mind-body expert Dr. Deepak Chopra agrees, stating, “Music helps to take the affirmations to a deeper level of the mind so that a process of emotional and spiritual transformation can start.” We are constantly affirming in our mind what we believe. With perseverance, repetition and steadfast belief in them, the words of our affirmations become a part of us. Before long, we notice we are achieving what we may have previously thought was impossible. Accessing the rich array of music and sound modalities available can help deepen meditation, decrease stress and allow us to benefit from a higher and much improved quality of life.


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udra literally means gesture, or seal. In yoga, mudras are hand gestures used in conjunction with pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), and are generally done while seated in meditative poses like lotus pose. According to the science of mudra, which is a part of yoga, the physical body is made up of five elements—air, water, fire, earth and sky (ether)—and everything in the universe is made of all these elements. Our fingers have the characteristics of these elements and each of these five elements serves a specific and important function within the body. Health is having all these five elements in balance; disease is due to an imbalance in the body caused by lack or excess of any of the five elements. By pressing together, curling, touching or pointing different fingers or parts of the hands in different ways, individuals can bring back the balance in the elements and ultimately heal the body from disease. Each finger has a subtle energy circuit and when we perform a mudra, the energy that is being emitted out of our fingertips is arrested and redirected to certain part of the brain centers from where the proper breathing directs it to the parts of the body as per the mudra. It directs energy flow and connects parts of the body to the brain as life force

energy flows through the body. Certain yoga mudras are believed to instigate particular energy flows and stimulate different emotions, feelings and spiritual reactions in the body. Mudras for joint pains

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This mudra helps in balancing energy in the joints and heals the wearied out ligaments/tendons/muscles at and around the joints. Joint mudra reduces excess vata and dryness in the joints. Pain experienced while climbing down after a long hike is pacified. A large population is involved in desk jobs and spends a large part of their day sitting in front of computer screens. This leads to stiffness and soreness in elbows, wrist, fingers and knees. Practicing this mudra resolves tiredness in the elbows after the long hours of work on a computer. This mudra helps relieve pain and facilitates movements in the hip joints and knee joints due to arthritis. For people suffering from chronic pain in the joints, this mudra helps resolve the pain by persistent effort.

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blocks and straps can provide support to encourage experimenting while ensuring a safe approach,” says Anna Guest-Jelley, CEO of Curvy Yoga, in Portland, Oregon. She loves sharing the value of yoga with people of all sizes. “What’s important is working wherever you are within your current range of motion, so your body can open to new movements appropriately.” Maintaining a regular practice offers an opportunity for individuals living with chronic pain or undergoing cancer treatment to feel more at ease. “Even in cases of severe fibromyalgia, some movement is better than none, and can foster better sleep. Restorative sleep can help to heal microtears in muscles, which can be common. Non-goal-oriented yoga also offers layers of benefits for cancer patients, both supporting physical function, as well as offering a way to practice kindness towards the body/ mind during tough times,” says Carson. For seniors, yoga is an excellent way to foster better flexibility, even in the presence of osteoarthritis. Studies conducted by Dr. Sharon Kolasinski, of the University of Pennsylvania, found that Iyengar yoga reduced joint stiffness and pain reduction during an eight-week period in people with knee osteoarthritis. Chair yoga, though popular with seniors, can introduce unnecessary risk if not tailored appropriately for those with osteoporosis, Carson cautions. “It’s important for older adults to find classes taught by appropriately trained instructors. Inappropriate chair sitting itself can compromise bone health, so teachers trained in spinal health and planes of action are recommended.” No matter the level of an individual’s agility, improved flexibility is a boon, especially when it goes beyond the physical to embrace mental and spiritual aspects. Abbott remarks, “Yoga has taught me not only how to move and relate to my body, but how to gracefully adjust to change and the challenges of life.”

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Gentle Poses Foster Flexibility


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lthough media coverage of yoga often highlights advanced yoga poses, the practice is not reserved solely for super-flexible folks. Benefits are available to everyone of any age or physical type. “Many people assume that yoga requires the ability to be a contortionist. Yoga is an internal process and can meet us wherever we are,” says yoga therapist Kimberly Carson, of Mindful Yoga Works, in Portland, Oregon. Springing from the theory that half of our capacity to become more flexible lies less in the muscles than in the nervous system, this calming practice helps the body release tension and achieve a suppler state.

Why it Works Yoga poses don’t need to be intense to have a significant effect. Gentle, regular practice can improve range of motion, increase muscle strength and promote circulation of the synovial fluid surrounding joints that supplies oxygen and nutrients to cartilage. “Basic yoga is just as beneficial as more advanced ideas of yoga, especially in terms of body awareness,” says Piper Abbott, an integrative yoga therapist and 24

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teacher who owns Burlington Yoga, in Burlington, Vermont. “Where our attention goes, energy flows. When we’re holding a posture and directing this focused awareness into the sensation of a stretch, we’re learning to read our body.” Agility is usually associated with muscles and joints, but underlying flexibility goes deep to further enhance wellness. Stiff muscles often go hand-in-hand with stiff arteries, for example, but appropriate exercise can have a positive effect there, too. According to studies by physical therapist Miriam Cortez-Cooper, Ph.D., and her colleagues during her tenure at the University of Texas at Austin, stretching exercises performed for 11 weeks improved flexibility of the carotid artery—the main vessel that transports blood to the brain—by 23 percent. Such an increase did not result from aerobic exercise or strength training.



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affa Yoga, led by Christine Raffa, has been a leader in the evolution and facilitation of yoga in the New England community. With its recent development of OM Field, a 10,000 square foot event space, surrounded by inspirational signs, beautiful wildflowers, organic brush and local wild life, Raffa Yoga Fest will bring together the New England community for a day of yoga, healthy foods, music and community from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 29. Centered around a main stage which will dawn an integral line up of yoga classes taught by yoga instructors throughout the New England area, there will be lush green grass for festival goers to lay their mat and spend the day in their favorite poses. This year’s festival will focus on new beginnings, and celebrate the evolution of yoga in New England. Honoring the grass roots Native American beginning, a drumming ceremony led by David “Drum Head” Curry will kick off the event. Continuing to honor the movement throughout the day, local teachers from local studios will be welcomed, including the newest yoga trends ButiYoga with Angela Viera from The Barre and Yoga Experience, Radical Acceptance Flow with Abbe Ciulla from Raffa Yoga, and The Practice with Christine Raffa. The event will close with Kundalini and a gong bath with Elise Recupero. The purpose of Raffa Yoga Fest is to create an immersive experience for festival goers to experience offerings from the local yoga and wellness community, as well as meet, laugh and connect with like-minded individuals. The festival also aims to foster connection and collaboration among the rapidly growing local yoga community. Cost: All day pass $20 and can be purchased in the studio, on line, or at the door. Location: 19 Sharpe D., Cranston. For more information, visit RaffaYoga.com. See ad on page 3.

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he 2018 Firefly Yoga & Wellness Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 15, at Glen Park, in Portsmouth. Yoga classes will start at 11 a.m., and continue through-out the afternoon. Teachers will lead each class, incorporating their own style of yoga. Smaller focused workshops and clinics will be offered as well. There will be a variety of vendors on site, and local musicians will be playing throughout the day. More clinics have been added this year in order to provide attendees with a chance to experience new things. Included are: an acro yoga clinic, introduction to singing bowls, introduction to the Harmonium/Chant Camp, and a children’s story hour combined with a kids yoga and reiki class. Tickets will be available online and at the gate starting at 10:30 a.m. Parking is free and the event is child and dog friendly. Cost: $25 and includes parking, admission to all yoga classes, demonstrations and music. A non-yoga ticket will be $15; kids 14 and younger are free. Location: Glen Road, Portsmouth. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit FireFlyYogaAndWellnessFestival.EventBrite.com. See ad on page 27.

Meditation in Motion at Santosha Yoga Studio eather Indu Eilering will be leading two Meditation in Motion programs this fall at Santosha Yoga Studio, in Providence. Those interested can attend a 10-day Yoga Immersion for experienced yoga practitioners from October 31 to November 11 (note: there is a three-day break in the middle); and/or a 20-day Advanced Yoga Teacher Training for teachers that want to apply meditation to their practice as well as their teaching. Full 20-day training will be offered in November 2018 and March 2019. Attendees will learn how to incorporate meditation into their yoga practice and then carry the profound benefits with them into their everyday life. “When a practitioner begins with meditation, they relax so deeply that they allow their mind to remain calm and quiet while their body’s natural energy facilitates a yoga practice that is custom designed just for them,” says Eilering, senior yoga trainer for the Amrit Yoga Institute. Early bird discounts are available until September 30. Scholarships are available for those taking the full training. Cost: $1,100 for immersion, $2,200 for full training. Location: 275 Reservoir1 4Ave., ProviFR an d u nd er dence. For more information, call 401-780-9809, email HeatherEilering@gmail.com or visit YogaAtSantosha.com. EE

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xperience gentle vinyasa sequences, pause in restorative poses, and choose to experience reiki at a Crystal Guided Restorative Flow workshop, taking place at 7:30 p.m., September 24, at Whispering Path Yoga & Reiki, in Rehoboth. Amethyst, citrine and quartz crystals inspire and guide yogis through their practice while reiki infuses one’s practice with positive balancing energy. Whispering path also offers private lessons for both individuals and groups. All Whispering Path Yoga classes offer reiki as an option during meditations, some poses and savasana.

Cost: $20. Location: 285 Winthrop St., Rehoboth, MA. For more information, call 508-813-3638, email WhisperingPathYoga@gmail.com or visit WhisperingPath.Yoga.

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The Next Evolution of Yoga IN THE U.S. by Heather Indu Eilering


here has been a rise in excitement and enthusiasm during the past 10plus years over the physical, mental and emotional benefits of practicing yoga. The number of yoga studios have tripled in local communities and namaste has become a household word. Practitioners are reaping the benefits of healthier bodies, calmer minds and more peaceful and joyful expressions in daily life. However, as yoga would teach us, for every positive there is a negative. More people have reported experiencing injuries during yoga classes possibly due to inexperienced teachers, or simply because they pushed themselves too hard to get into that picture-perfect yoga pose. Practitioners are finding that often their body simply can’t go deeper into the traditional poses they have been practicing. Those that are only exposed to the newer Western style of yoga based on flexibility and strength, and that find they are unable to physically perform the poses, often believe that a yoga practice is not meant for them. They completely miss out on receiving the amazing benefits available to everybody. So, where does that leave yoga? For every trend there is a beginning, middle and end. Is yoga approaching the end of its tenure? Undoubtedly, Americans have only just begun exploring what yoga really is. We have viewed yoga through the lenses of our Western culture and thus adapted the practice to fit into that vision. The practice of asana (yoga postures) which is a fundamental aspect of Western yoga is, in reality, a miniscule aspect of how yoga was designed to be practiced. So, the question remains, where is yoga headed if it is going to survive in the West? 28

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To answer that, we must go back to the beginning and return to yoga’s roots in the East. The beautiful thing about Easternbased yoga practices are their accessibility to anybody. This means the inflexible and fragile can join the other 37 million Americans that practice yoga today to reclaim their health, vitality and even freedom. The core difference between Eastern and Western yogic philosophies is that the Eastern style is an ancient time-tested science, and Western is a modern take on only a small portion of the wisdom and tools that emerged from Eastern yoga. To fly, a bird needs both wings working together. A yoga

practice based just on the physical body may create an amazing yoga butt, but will not take the practitioner to the heights for which yoga was designed. The next generation of yoga in the West will not be a “one size fits all” system where everyone in the classroom is asked to do the same pose in the same way. We have unique bodies, unique life stories and unique personalities. Our yoga practice should reflect that and be designed in such


a way as to work within our own unique nature, designed for their unique needs as an individual seeking more balance and fulfillment in life. Eastern based systems of yoga that have matured from the one-size-fits-all model to an individualized personalized practice which meets the practitioner exactly where they are physically, mentally and emotionally are immerging in the U.S. What that means is a more natural yoga practice which demands a higher skill set from those teaching the class. These practices have two things in common: an emphasis on meditation, and feeling and moving with one’s innate energetic intelligence. Modern day Eastern yogic practices use meditation as a tool to enter a calm state of mind which allows practitioners to access their natural energetic intelligence. Because the body and mind are connected, this is a simple yet sophisticated way to maintain balanced, healthy bodies while effortlessly stepping outside of fruitless programmed mental/emotional habits and behaviors, thereby allowing new and renewed solutions in life to effortlessly emerge. Where physical flexibility ends, physical, mental and emotional balance and peace of mind begins.

Western yoga will survive the ebb from the first wave of popularity if it matures and evolves by returning to its roots in the East. A yoga practitioner does not need to travel to India to receive the maximum benefits from the practice. They only need to be courageous enough to travel through the darkness of personal fears and limitations to the light present at the core of their own being. Eastern based yoga practices provide a personalized and individualized passage to limitless awareness. The more an individual visits this calm and harmonious internal dwelling, the more they will see those qualities materialize in their everyday life. Heather Indu Eilering is a senior yoga trainer for the Amrit Yoga Institute who will be bringing her love of yoga back to Santosha Yoga Studio, which she co-founded in 2006. She supports the continued education of the Eastern yoga traditions through a practice called Meditation in Motion. She will be leading a 10-Day Immersion for yoga practitioners ready for a natural progression in their practice, and a 20-Day Advanced Yoga training for registered teachers. For more information, visit HealingElementsForYou.com.

Top Yoga Trends Fusion Styles Offer Fresh Choices


by Marlaina Donato

hile interest in traditional yoga remains strong, a groundswell of new styles looks to accommodate our changing times. With approaches ranging from yoga designed for curvy women to paddle board yoga, there is something for everyone. “I can see a definite trend of mixing yoga with all sorts of new activities and passions,” says Sophie Parienti, founder of Yogi Times magazine and website, in Los Angeles. “I always keep an open mind. Whether it is acro yoga or art yoga, if it becomes a way to commit to a personal practice, why not?” Innovative styles are on the upswing, including yoga blended with Pilates, resistance training and dance forms like ballet. “Yoga has been evolving since its origins and these variations on the traditional practice show exciting creativity and invite in people that are new to yoga. In particular, we’re excited to see yoga offerings that increase inclusion and accessibility to a wider and more diverse student base. Practitioners can only benefit from this

direction,” notes Kerry Maiorca, chair of the Yoga Alliance and founder of Bloom Yoga Studio, in Chicago. Newer forms of yoga are affirming that bodies of all shapes, sizes and ages can reap benefits. Moms-to-be can enjoy prenatal yoga designed to strengthen the body for childbirth, and aqua yoga—especially in a heated indoor pool—is helpful for those with physical challenges. Chair yoga is popular in corporate settings and senior centers. A decade ago, high-energy styles like power yoga were taking center stage; the current trend is toward gentler forms like restorative and yin. Instructors are prioritizing the safety and comfort of students. “There is an emphasis now on the quieter styles of yoga, the introspective meditative forms. Many teachers are being trained to modify poses,” says Maiorca. “A big focus right now is trauma sensitivity—and how and if to use touch as an instructor, underscoring the message that we are safe on the yoga mat.” The future of yoga is inspiring given the coexistence of tradition and modernization. “Yogis by nature are seekers and love exploring the new and original as part of the journey,” advises Parienti. “Focus on feeling good, whatever form it takes or whatever name it carries.” Marlaina Donato, a freelance writer and multimedia artist, also authors books on spirituality and alternative health. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com. September 2018


Identification Helps

The term “arthritis” can conjure images of aging cartilage worn thin by years of overuse. Yet this common type, known as osteoarthritis, is just one of many joint pain culprits. Rheumatoid arthritis, which manifests in swelling and pain in the hands, wrists, feet or toes, arises when the body’s immune system attacks itself, destroying tissue around the joints.

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hirty-seven percent of American adults 18 and older suffer from arthritis—a catch-all term for a dozen varieties of joint disease—according to the nonprofit Arthritis Foundation. One in two men and two in three women 65 or older may have it, estimates a recent Boston University study. Due to increasing obesity rates and autoimmune disorders, it’s also impacting 8 million Millennials, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I’m seeing higher rates, more severe cases and more of them in younger people. 30

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It’s an epidemic no one is talking about,” says Dr. Susan Blum, a Rye Brook, New York, physician and author of Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally. About 65 percent of patients try to treat joint pain with daily anti-inflammatory drugs that can damage the stomach and kidneys. Many work and exercise less due to pain, making arthritis the leading cause of disability. More than 1 million undergo expensive, risky surgeries annually, with hip and knee replacements performed twice as often now as in 2000.


Spondyloarthritis inflames the spine and sometimes the eyes and gut. Infections like Lyme disease, parvovirus and hepatitis B can also ignite arthritic joint pain. Inflammation may exacerbate them all, so an anti-inflammatory program can typically provide relief, says Blum. Serious forms might require more aggressive treatments; a visit with an integrative clinician is an important first step.

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About one-third of obese people have arthritis, and research shows that with every pound lost, joint pain diminishes— the lighter the load, the less the pressure on joints. A Wake Forest University study of knee osteoarthritis patients showed that with each 10 pounds lost, 40 pounds of pressure is lifted from the knee. “But it’s not simply about the load on the joints,” says Blum.


Although conventional medicine maintains that drugs, surgery and reduced activity are inevitable, a new generation of clinicians disagree. They’ve seen how by losing weight, fighting inflammation with wholesome food and supplements, exercising smart and exploring science-backed integrative therapies, patients can manage the root causes of joint pain and find relief. “We have many tools at our disposal to halt or slow the progression of arthritis so most people never have to have surgery,” says Doctor of Naturopathy Casey Seenauth, a staff physician at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Pain Relief Center, in Tempe, Arizona.

Fat cells release compounds called inflammatory cytokines, which can boost inflammation and pain. And new research from the University of Rochester, in New York, suggests that obesity may also impair the gut microbiome (beneficial bacteria lining the gastrointestinal tract), further exacerbating arthritis. “There is no doubt that the gut bacteria are involved in the onset and perpetuation of inflammation and pain in arthritis,” says Blum. When researchers fed mice the equivalent of a “cheeseburger and milkshake” diet for 12 weeks, doubling their body fat, they found more pro-inflammatory bacteria in their colon, more cartilage deterioration than in lean mice and more inflammation in their knees.

Healing the Gut Heals Joints

Blum explains that dysbiosis, an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract, can damage its fragile lining, allowing bits of bacteria to enter the bloodstream and ignite an autoimmune response. Dysbiosis can be kick-started by antibiotics, drugs like proton pump inhibitors, bad diet or stress, says Blum, who battled autoimmune arthritis after her son had a traumatic accident. For curbing arthritis through the gut microbiome, the science is young. A few small human studies conducted in China and Finland suggest that ingesting specific strains of Lactobacillus (including casei, acidophilus, reuteri and rhamnosus) and Bifidobacterium (bifidum and infantis) may decrease inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. In the University of Rochester study, overweight mice fed prebiotics (indigestible fibers that good bacteria feed on) had less arthritis progression. Blum recommends taking antimicrobial herbs like oregano oil to heal a gut overgrown with bad bacteria and a highquality probiotic supplement to replenish good bacteria. She also suggests ditching processed food and products with refined sugar, along with known allergens like gluten, soy and dairy, which can spawn inflammation. Avoid nightshade vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, which anecdotally have been suggested to aggravate joint pain. Overall, strive for

a plant-based diet high in fiber, colorful, antioxidant-rich vegetables and “good” fats. One recent Michigan State University study found that when osteoarthritis patients switched to a plant-based diet for six weeks, they experienced less pain than those in the meat-eating control group.

Exercise Smart

When joint pain begins to flare up, a carefully chosen workout may be exactly what’s needed for relief. A.J. Gregg, a chiropractor in Flagstaff, Arizona, says, “There is an element of ‘use-it-or-lose it’.” The proper exercise depends partly on which joints are affected. He notes that properly executed strength training exercises like lifting weights can stabilize muscles around joints, easing strain and preventing arthritis from accelerating. Low-impact aerobic exercises like cycling or swimming can fuel the production and flushing of fluids through the joints without overloading them. Tai chi can improve range of motion. Even running, long falsely maligned as a precursor to arthritis, can help prompt cartilage cells to divide and replenish faster, research suggests. A study of 75,000 runners by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in California, found that they were less likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee than less active people. A subsequent paper by University of Illinois researchers found that while each running step levels more force on joints than a walking step, the foot hits the ground less often, so when it comes to wear and tear, it approximates the effect of walking. “Running doesn’t set people up for earlier development of osteoarthritis, and can in fact be protective,” says Gregg, stressing that proper form, a soft running surface and moderation are all important.

Regenerative Injections

For more advanced cases of osteoarthritis, Seenauth recommends regenerative injections such as prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. For PRP, doctors draw some of the patient’s blood and spin it down with a centrifuge to isolate platelets loaded with growth-promoting compounds. Then, they inject the platelets into the joint. A study of 78 patients with knee osteoarthritis published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that those receiving

one or two PRP injections had significantly less pain and better function six months later, while the placebo group worsened. In prolotherapy, doctors inject natural substances like dextrose and saline into the joint two to three times for six to eight weeks to promote production of collagen and other tissue-regenerating compounds. “Rather than inject a steroid, which provides a short-term fix by suppressing the immune response, we inject a concentrated solution that ignites the body’s natural healing response,” says Seenauth.

A Mind-Body Approach

Natural joint pain remedies also encompass acupuncture and meditation. In the UK, a University of York meta-review of 114 studies exploring 22 integrative or complementary therapies for arthritis, including strength and aerobic exercise training, found acupuncture to have the most studies completed and the most promising results. “Acupuncture can be considered as one of the more effective physical treatments for alleviating osteoarthritis knee pain in the short term,” concluded the authors. University of Auckland researchers, in New Zealand, recruited 42 rheumatoid arthritis patients and assigned half to a program of mindfulness-based stress reduction, described by researchers as “the cultivation of nonjudgmental attention to unwanted thoughts, feelings and bodily experiences via meditation.” While the meditation group saw no change in levels of inflammatory markers in the blood or the number of swollen joints, they did report significantly less morning stiffness, tenderness and pain. The patients, in essence, trained themselves to experience their symptoms differently. “Pain is not just about nerves detecting a noxious stimulant and sending the signal to your brain. The brain has a whole system for processing these signals, and is also informed by your experiences, emotions and cognition,” says Seenauth, who recommends mindfulness meditation to all of his patients. “With the right nutrition, therapies and state of mind,” he says, “you can significantly reduce the impact joint pain has on your life.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO. Connect at LisaAnnMarshall.com. September 2018


Turning a Cold Shoulder Back Around with Self-Care by Wendy Fachon


complex joint comprised of a girdle of bones, ligaments, four rotator cuff muscles and associated nerves, the shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body, and it is easily taken for granted until one encounters sharpening pain with progressive immobility and needs to seek treatment for adhesive capsulitis, more widely known as frozen shoulder. Shoulder problems can arise from many causes: overuse, underuse, injury, aging or from an underlying condition such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, adrenal stress, thyroid condition, menopause or other hormonal imbalance. Issues are usually diagnosed through a physical exam showing limited range of motion and pain; x-rays, to identify bone fracture, misalignment or displacement; and MRIs, to identify torn muscles, ligaments or thickened muscle of the shoulder capsule—or frozen shoulder. While an orthopedic surgeon will suggest a treatment plan to address the physical symptoms, which will include physical therapy, holistic practitioners can help identify and treat the underlying issues. Doctors have differing opinions on what causes frozen shoulder. Some say sitting at a desk or laying down and resting the shoulder for long periods can aggravate an existing problem by limiting the use of the aggrieved shoulder, and allowing the build-up of scar tissue. Frozen shoulder develops slowly, then heals slowly—usually within a year, if one is committed to the self-care required. Dr. Austin Oolo attributes the cause of 32

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frozen shoulder to a triad of physiological circumstances: a neck problem, a shoulder strain, and a hormone imbalance. His theory begins with a lower neck disc pathology compressing nerves in the lower neck and leading to interference with the transmission of motor signals to the muscles of the corresponding shoulder and weakening the muscles. Add to this a shoulder strain, often undetected by the patient, and an endocrine system that is out of balance. If the imbalance is significant, the healing response may be over-reactive or under-responsive. In cases of frozen shoulder, Oolo states, “it is over-reactive with an uncontrolled and over-exaggerated inflammation response and an equally uncontrolled and exaggerated healing response. Thus, excessive amounts of scar tissue form over the capsule of the shoulder joint.” Dr. Christiane Northrup suggests underlying emotional problems to shoulder issues. “In many respects, the intense pain of a frozen shoulder can be the biological equivalent of a life coach steering you away from what doesn’t support you,” she explains. She suggests some common emotional patterns associated with a frozen shoulder include feeling the need to carry the “weight of the world on our shoulders.” Another common pattern is being too rigid in one’s thinking, or too set in one’s ways. A third common pattern is engaging in too much negative self-talk, which often means there is sadness associated with the physical pain. “Because our bodies are made of energy, pinpointing the origin of your pain, and exploring your mental, emotional and


energetic patterns may provide important steps toward healing from a frozen shoulder,” she suggests. Physical therapy (PT) typically begins with massaging the muscles and manipulating the shoulder joint, then a therapist will guide the patient through a series of exercises and stretches. Each week the PT doctor will assess progress in the range of motion and add new challenges. Meanwhile the patient can use heat packs, cold packs, over-the-counter pain-relievers, herbal creams and/or oral supplements to help reduce pain and inflammation. A magnesium supplement may also help with sore and tense muscles. Salt water therapy, whether in a pool or the ocean, can be a more relaxing workout. The water provides a buoyancy that supports range of motion work and offers gentle resistance that benefits all the shoulder and arm muscles. Foam noodles can be incorporated for balance and stability. One can push the noodle up and down in front of the body while bouncing off the bottom in shoulderheight water, or one can place the noodle between the legs, while doing a bicycling motion with arms and legs or an abbreviated breast stroke in upright position. In addition to physical therapy, patients may want to try complementary therapies, to see what works best for their situation. Myofascial release massage targets the fascia and loosens up the adhesions, encouraging the frozen shoulder to thaw. Intermittent chiropractic treatments can correct misalignment created by the muscle tension imbalances. The integration of acupuncture and reiki sessions can help unblock energy flow to promote muscle relaxation, reduce pain and expedite the body’s healing process. Complementary preferences will be unique to each person. To address shoulder problems on an emotional level, Northrup offers several suggestions. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping is a great way to relieve both physical pain and its underlying cause. While tapping, one can say, “Even though I have this pain in my shoulder, I love and accept myself.” Or, “Even though I can’t move my arm, I love and accept myself.” She also suggests shifting one’s perspective and attitude from annoyance to gratitude, remem-

bering that despite a bad shoulder, one can focus on enjoying and appreciating all the good things in life. In addition, Northrup recommends visualization. “Imagine taking excess responsibilities off of your own shoulders and giving them back to the people they belong to,” she suggests, being sure to do this with love. Affirmations are another tool for improving one’s emotional state. Louise Hay’s affirmation for shoulder problems is “I choose to allow all of my experiences to be joyous and loving.” Shoulders are associated with the energy of the heart chakra, and love heals. By repeating affirmations and imagining energy entering the heart chakra between the shoulder blades, one works to unblock the heart chakra and open oneself to receiving the healing energy. Bodies have the ability to heal themselves. If one accepts a frozen shoulder as a message to be more flexible, and to surrender and receive, this allows the healing to happen on all levels—body, mind and spirit. The worst thing one can do is nothing. Pain builds self-awareness. It is often the body’s way of saying “something needs to change.” Changing habits takes time, and healing takes time. It’s up to each individual to find what works best, and to practice better self-care and self-love to move forward.

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roduced from fossil fuel, plastics and plastic waste are directly associated with climate change, and as more people realize this, more people take action. The fact that less than 15 percent of plastic packaging is recycled worldwide is a serious concern, according to As You Sow, one of many organizations uniting worldwide to promote corporate social responsibility in reducing single-use plastic packaging, containers and bags. Convenience and profit have been trashing the planet while incurring increasing costs in human health and environmental sustainability. So what do local activists do to help solve this problem?


Food server, Lori Rinkel, got permission from the manager of Tickets restaurant, in Middletown, to post a sign that says “Please consider going strawless! The ocean thanks you!” Rinkel does not put a straw in any drink ever that she serves. “If someone asks for a straw, I ask them if they really need it, and probably go overboard by telling them that it takes 200 years for that straw to decompose, and it never really does and that we use 500 billion straws a day in the U.S. alone. Then I usually tell them, ‘I am going to get fired over straws!’ The majority of my customers are thankful of the information, and I tell them ‘This is one simple thing you can do to help our environment, it is so easy.’” A campaign is underway in Newport this summer called #strawlessbythesea. Most of the restaurants on Broadway have joined. The campaigners update Instagram with the corporate companies that are getting away from plastic straws, including McDonalds, Disney World and Starbucks, to name a few. Now people are starting to say “No straw, please,” when ordering water and drinks. 34

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Shari Bitsis, founder of Greening the Sphere, in Warren, is working with local restaurants in the East Bay area to find a creative and fun way to address plastic straw waste. Bitsis states, “We want to avoid finger pointing, which puts people on the defensive. Instead, we want to be able to laugh at ourselves and make this an exploration, without defining it.” To make her point, Bitsis carries a set of eight reusable metal straws in her purse, along with two cleaning brushes. She is also investigating the logistics of collecting, sorting and recycling plastic straws, which are made of either #2 (high density polyethylene), #5 (polypropylene) or #6 (polystyrene) plastics. Plastic water bottle use is another huge opportunity for waste reduction. The Earth Day Network reports that Americans purchase about 50 billion water bottles per year. Many conscientious households have installed water filters, and many people use refillable stainless steel water bottles. One Kent County resident refills sturdy stackable 100-ounce #1 PETE plastic water bottles with water from Simpson Spring. He loads up his station wagon with clean empty bottles for the trip. The cost to fill a gallon jug


Creative recycler Bonnie Combs, of Blackstone, Massachusetts, founded Bird Brain Designs to turn colorfully printed feedbags into reusable shopping bags, cosmetic bags, aprons and dog jackets. Plastic-coated bird seed bags, animal feed bags and brewery grain bags are not recyclable. Neither is package insulation padding made from shredded clothing. Combs is using the waterproof feedbag material to cover the padding in order to make seat cushions for use on the ground while camping or on bleachers at sporting events.

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Textiles are a side hobby to Combs’ job as marketing director for the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, where one of her initiatives, Fish Responsibly, is about working with local bait and tackle shops and Audubon Society to promote the proper recycling of monofilament fishing line and spools. After work, she can be found stitching oneof-a-kind zippered bags from small pieces of upholstery samples and pairing up colorful fabric remnants to sew into reusable cutlery wraps which house a set of bamboo cutlery and a reusable stainless steel straw. She’s also partnering up with the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, YouthBuild Providence and the West Side Sewing Studio for a repurposed t-shirt tote bag project for National Sewing Month, in September, tying in the rich textile history of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor with its Trash Responsibly program. Combs’ latest creative endeavor is securing an artist-in-residency at The Avenue Concept. She’s working alongside Jen Long from The Whale Guitar Project to collect clean, colored plastic bottles, once used for lotion, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent and other cleaning products, for a public art installation at Kennedy Plaza, in Providence, next summer. Steven Siegel, an artist from upstate New York, will create the sculpture, and Combs and Long are using the project to raise awareness about plastic waste and recycling. The first collection box has been placed at a YMCA, and she has secured more locations in Freeway Laundry’s five locations, Sprout CoWorking and a local architect firm. She is conducting a feasibility study to see how long it will take to reach the goal of collecting 22 cubic yards of plastic by next spring, which roughly translates into filling 20 of the recycling boxes 10 times each. People interested in helping can contact Combs at BonnieJCombs@gmail.com. Readers are encouraged to share their plastic reducing, reusing and repurposing stories and ideas on Rhode Island Natural Awakenings Facebook page. Wendy Fachon is the creator of Storywalking.com, a regular contributor for Natural Awakenings and delivers environmental curriculum for The Empowerment Factory.

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calendar of events NOTE: All Calendar events must be received by the 10th of the month prior to publication and adhere to our guidelines. Visit RINaturalAwakenings.com to submit Calendar events or email info@rinaturalawakenings.com for guidelines.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Babywearing Ballet – 10-11am. Special class for new moms and their little ones (at least 6-8 wks old). Start at the barre for pliés and tendus, etc, while carrying and bonding with your baby. $5. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org. Creative Movement for Kids – 3-3:45pm. A unique introduction to dance for younger kids. Kids build motor skills and interpersonal skills through creative imagery and interpretation. Spots are limited. $5. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org. Steel Pan Ensemble for Kids – 4:55-5:55pm. No experience necessary, ages 9-16. Learn to play the Steel Pans (Steel Drums) while having lots of fun. Free. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org. Steel Pan Ensemble for Adults – 6-7pm. No experience required. Learn to play the Steel Pans (Steel Drums) while having lots of fun. Seeking dedicated members who can regularly attend rehearsals. $5. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org. Singing Sirens – 7:05-8:20pm. Have you been looking for a place to set your singing voice free? We are going to feed your musical soul with rock, folk, blues, jazz and more. No prior singing experience necessary; suitable for adult women beginners. $5. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Improvisational Dance for Kids 8-12 – 5:306:30pm. Focus primarily on the creative expression of each student, encouraging them to explore their unique movement patterns. Have fun, get exercise build confidence and decision making skills. $5. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org. Love Yourself Class – 6-7pm. Each and every one of us is uniquely perfect exactly as we are. Why then is it so easy for us to love others unconditionally yet not ourselves? Come learn to love yourself. $10. Creatigo Holistic Development, Agawan Mill, 1454 Main St, Ste 9B, West Warwick. 401-287-2781. Creatigo.org. Cold Process Soapmaking101 Workshop – 6-8pm. This hands-on introductory course will teach you how to make your own cold process soap. Make and take course. $55. Saltitude, 204 Front St, Lincoln. 401-437-5666. rinaturalsoap.com. Tap Dance for Adult Begintermediates – 6:307:30pm. Come and discover the rhythm that beats within you. Brush up on your basic tap dance terminology, work on your beginner steps, and have fun with choreography. $5. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org.


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Bollywood/Bhangra Fusion – 7:35-8:30pm. Bollywood dance originates in the fun dance routines performed in Indian movies. It combines folk, classical, and R&B styles into both its music and dance moves. Ages 16 & up. $5. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Coloring Club for Relaxation – 5-6:30pm. Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. The library will provide soothing music, coloring books, markers, colored pencils and crayons. Free. Mansfield Public Library, 255 Hope St, Mansfield, MA. 508-261-7380. MansfieldLibraryMA.com. MBSR Free Orientation & Info Session – 5:307pm. This internationally acclaimed course will help deepen our capacity to be more present and work effectively with the stress and challenges in our lives. Also Sept 20 & 24. Free. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com. Ukulele Ensemble for Adult Beginners I – 6:307:30pm. The ukulele is an excellent instrument on which to learn how to play music. It’s relatively simple to learn, easy to tote around, inexpensive, super fun and timelessly popular. $5 Beginners Course. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org.

markyourcalendar Move Into Your Magnificence – 7-9pm. Do you have the feeling something is missing? That your life could be better, more joyful and satisfying? Come learn simple strategies to create a new you in 7 short days. Limited seating. $40. Dr Bary Fleet, 1069 Warwick Ave, Warwick. Reserve a spot: Bary_Fleet.eventbrite.com. BaryFleet.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Drumming Circle – 7:30-9pm. Come experience a Shamanic healing drum circle. You will be guided in a peaceful meditative drum session, which promotes overall healing. Bring rattles or drums if you have. $10. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Yin Yoga Retreat: Power of 7 – 9:30-11:30am. Seven is the seeker of hidden truths and yin yoga is an exploration of the self. Tap into the power of the chakras, meridians and Jin Shin Jyutsu cultivating the power of 7. $20. Belolved: A Yoga Practice, 235 High St, 2nd fl, Bristol. 401-787-8877. BelovedYogaRI.com.


Story Stones Kids & Me Class – 12:30-2pm. We will use a special process to choose and prepare a stone to help children through stressful and anxious times. Story stones help them remember how truly special they are. $15. Creatigo Holistic Development, Agawan Mill, 1454 Main St, Ste 9B, West Warwick. 401-793-0097. Creatigo.org. Reducing Anxiety through Meditation – 2-3pm. Through meditation we can cope with the stresses of life, calm the body and mind, slow our brain waves to states of relaxation. Come learn a simple meditation practice. Free. South Kingstown Public Library, 1057 Kingstown Rd, Peace Dale. 401-789-5365.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 The Providence Flea – 10am-4pm. Artisans, makers, vintage vendors, community non-profits, live music, food trucks. Visit website for more info and vendor application. Free. The Providence Flea, Providence River Greenway, across from 345 S Water St, Providence. ProvidenceFlea.com. Autumn Equinox Expo – 12-6pm. Get ready to unwind with the Autumn Equinox around the corner. Enjoy a fun day filled with rejuvenation and relaxation. Enjoy reiki, massage, yoga and meditations as well as a beautiful tour through the garden. Free. Green Goddess Farmacy, 221 Indigo Point Rd, South Kingstown. GreenGoddessFarmacy.com. Rest & Return Mini-Retreat – 3-6pm. It is our intention to guide you into gentle contemplation, providing rest for your body, mind and soul within the comfort of spiritual community. $30 suggested donation. The Sacred Center, 324 E Main Rd, Portsmouth. 860-965-9995. Sacred-Center.org. September New Moon – 7-9pm. Ceremony provides the opportunity to let go of obstacles and hindrances, heal illness and ease suffering, awaken your intuition. We make offerings, do healing rituals, talking circles. $20 suggested donation. The Providence Institute, Little Compton. Text to RSVP: 401-464-1634. TheProvidenceInstitute.org.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Latin Percussion Ensemble – 6:30-7:30pm. Learn the rhythms and hand techniques of the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Haiti in an exciting group environment. Students are encouraged to bring their own conga or bongo drum, some available. $5. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org. Rumba Dance Lesson – 6:30-8pm. With Lois Meinhardt. No experience necessary. Enjoy yourself and lighten up your Monday mood with an evening of dancing. Free. Mansfield Public Library, 255 Hope St, Mansfield, MA. 508-261-7380. MansfieldLibraryMA.com. Belly Dance for Beginners – 7:30-8:30pm. Engage your mind, get grounded and heighten your sense of awareness. A low-impact exercise that nourishes and strengthens our joints and muscles (particularly our core muscles and shoulders). $5. The Rhody Center, 410 Tiogue Ave, Coventry. 401-475-5955. More info & to register: TheRhodyCenter.org.



Journey Into Knowing – 1-2:30pm. Have an issue where you feel stuck? 4-wk class using shamanic journeying and dreaming to understand, change and heal with power of spirit and your own knowing to guide you. With Katharine Rossi. $75. Fireseed: Center for Transformation, 194 Waterman St, 3rd fl, Providence. 401-924-0567. FireseedCenter.com.

Shamanic Journey Circle – 1-2:45pm. Journey to a live drum, share insights and lively discussion as we connect with helping spirits to heal, grow and learn. With Katharine Rossi. $10. Beloved: A Yoga Practice, 235 High St, 2nd fl, Reynolds Bldg, Bristol. 401-924-0567. FireseedCenter.com.

Akashic Record Reading & Healing – 6-7pm. Do you have an issue standing in the way of your life or spiritual growth? Get guidance and healing through your akashic records and quickly move forward with grace and ease. $25. Creatigo Holistic Development, Agawan Mill, 1454 Main St, Ste 9B, West Warwick. 401-287-2781. Creatigo.org. Prayer Circle for World Peace – 6-7pm. Join us at Ananda for an hour of prayer, chanting, contemplation and meditation with the intention of sending the healing vibrations of peace throughout the world. Donation appreciated. Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center, 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown. 401-524-4766. AnandaRhodeIsland.org. Drumming Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. Join us and participate in a fun, powerful drumming circle. Let the sound vibrations cleanse your energy field. If you have your own drum bring it with you. $15. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com. Foundations Class – 6:30-8:30pm. Foundational Ideas and Practices on the Science of Mind. 13 wks. No class Nov 20. $240. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. Concordiacsl.com. Reiki Share – 7-9pm. Come join me and learn about the many healing benefits of reiki and experience a short hand-on session. Free. The Mystics Touch, 192 Pilgrim Ave, Coventry. 401-996-6343. Earth-Way-Studio.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Slow Flow Yoga with Jen Wyatt – 10-11am. A slower paced vinyasa class that builds upon strong foundations and creates both strength and flexibility, and suitable for all levels. It moves at a gentle pace. $15. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Heart Health Talk – 6-7pm. There will be a discussion about various nutrients for the cardiovascular system and a demo scan using the Heart Sound Recorder presented by a guest speaker. $10. Cumberland Family Chiropractic LLC, 2333 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. RSVP by Sept 10: 401-334-0535. Healing Through Writing Workshop – 6-7:15pm. This workshop will focus on the use of writing as a way to process, release, and heal through the power of personal expression. $20. The Holistic Heart, 659 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-441-8449. HolisticHeartRI.com. Cayce Search for God Study Group – 7-9pm. This group meets bi-weekly to study the metaphysical readings of Edgar Cayce in the Search for God books in order to grow spiritually and meditate together. Free, but donations welcome. Balance Personal Fitness Studio, 99 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich. 401-258-3952. Joy@GongsOfJoy.com.

Prosperity Plus 2 Class – 6-8pm. Developing a Prosperity Consciousness. Through Nov 15. $80 includes books & materials. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 We Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. Concordiacsl.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Free Chakra Workshop – 6:30-7:30pm. Come discover the colors within you. Experience a free introduction to our 7-wk chakra series exploring the 7 major energy centers of the body. Free. The Holistic Heart, 659 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-441-8449. HolisticHeartRI.com. Sound Healing Gong Bath – 6:30-8pm. Join Joy (Gongs of Joy) and A.Michelle (Drumsinger) for a deeply relaxing experience of the gongs, singing bowls, drums, flutes and other sound healing instruments. $25/advance, $30/at door. It’s My Health, 1099 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. 401-305-3585. Joy@GongsOfJoy.com. A Night on the Other Side with June Edward – 6:30-9pm. Gallery style reading. Have you ever wanted to talk to someone on the other side? June is a very powerful psychic medium. Tickets on Eventbrite, see website for details. $55/advance, $60/door. Elks Club, 4500 N Main St, Fall River, MA. 508-259-1231. JuneEdward.com. ThetaHealing® “Game of Life” Seminar – Sept 14-16. 6:30-9pm, Fri; 9am-5:30pm, Sat/Sun. Prerequisites; Basic, Advanced, Dig Deeper. Gives an opportunity to remove specific limiting beliefs and instill hundreds of feelings to achieve greater success in life and business. Scholarship available. $500 plus $50 deposit. Monique LaCroix, Cumberland. To register, call/text: 401-480-2626 or HealingArts11@aol.com. MoniqueLaCroix.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Galway Kinnell Poetry Festival – 10am-4pm. An event with the Pawtucket Arts Festival. Galway Kinnell Poetry Festival will hold workshops throughout the day at various downtown locations followed by open mic reading. Free. Downtown Pawtucket, 175 Main St, Apt. 5, Pawtucket. 401-921-1672. Galwaykinnellpoetrycontest.Wordpress.com. FireFly Yoga & Wellness Festival – 11am-5pm. Family friendly yoga event bringing community together. Outdoor yoga classes, live music, food, local vendors and artisans. Acro Yoga Clinic, Intro to Singing Bowls, Children’s story hour with kids yoga and reiki and more.. $25/Free under 14. Free Parking. Firefly, Glen Park, Glen Rd, Portsmouth. facebook.com/Fireflyyogafest. Meditation for Brain Health – 2-3pm. Meditation has been proven to decrease depression, increase in memory, improve mood, and reduce stress. come learn a simple meditation practice to improve your health. Free. Island Free Libary, 9 Dodge St, New Shoreham. 401-466-3233.

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. ~Vincent Van Gogh

Spiritual Intuitive Development Circle – 4-5:30pm. Have you wanted to develop your mediumship abilities, as well as grow spiritually? This class is for you. Learn about billets, flame cards, psychometry, and much more. $25 or 5 for $100 Register online or call. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Suite 2E, North Kingstown. 401-741-5055. BlueDragonflyRI.com. Gong Bath and Drum Healing – 6:30-8pm. Experience sound healing with A. Michelle. The vibrational overtones promote healing, clarity, inspiration & creativity. Bring: mat, pillow & blanket. $20. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 South Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Reiki Master Training – 9am-5:30pm. Looking to become a Reiki Master? This is a 2 day program split over 2 weekends: Sept 16 & 30. Learn more techniques and become attuned to Reiki Master. $350. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Must register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Soul Entrainment® Sample Class – 12-1:30pm. Your soul knows everything about you. The answers are within. Guided meditation to experience the amazing connection and reveal your truths about guidance, blocks and healing. $30. Creatigo Holistic Development, Agawan Mill, 1454 Main St, Ste 9B, West Warwick. 401-287-2781. Creatigo.org.

markyourcalendar 2nd Annual Healthy Living Community Event – 12-3pm. “Bee” there for our free family friendly event and scavenger walk with crafts, prizes and free food while learning all about the wonders of a pollinator’s garden. Free. The Empowerment Factory at Baldwin Elementary School, 50 Whitman St, Pawtucket. 401-365-1010. TheEmpowermentFactory.org. Meditation and Education Support – 1-2:30pm. Facilitated by Dr. Ann Porto. We will study master teachers and learn meditation. This group meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday of the month for 8 months. $160 for the program. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Galway Kinnell Poetry Festival – 2-4pm. An event with the Pawtucket Arts Festival. Sunday will feature former winners of the Galway Kinnell Poetry Contest and other RI Poets. Free. Stillwater Books, 175 Main St, Apt 106, Pawtucket. 401-921-1672. GalwayKinnellPoetryContest.Wordpress.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Expressive Arts Group – 6-7:30pm. This group will focus on the use of creativity and the expressive arts to facilitate self-discovery, increase self-esteem, and foster a sense of community and belonging. $25. The Holistic Heart, 659 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-441-8449. HolisticHeartRI.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Women’s Homecoming Group – 6-8pm. This group is a place where women are supported to come home to themselves: access their skills and authenticity to be empowered to live their life. Feel safe and at home. $25. Creatigo Holistic Development, Agawan Mill, 1454 Main St, Ste 9B, West Warwick. 401-793-0097. Creatigo.org.

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Cleansing & Clearing Yourself/Space – 6:308pm. Learn how to clear yourself and your space. This class is informative and will include practicing that which is taught. Receive a handout that covers the class. $30/advance, $35/at door. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Body is Speaking, Are You Listening? – 7-8:30pm. Want more out of life? Tired of survival or so-so mode? Release 3 body myths blocking sustainable health, self-care, and your best self. Soulistic Arts/ Lisa Medley. Free. Virtual teleseminar. Pre-register: 401-588-2762 or Lisa@SoulisticArts.com.

Learning Mediumship with Brenda – 7-9pm. Join internationally known medium Brenda Cottingham to learn the basics of giving readings. Learn to give blind readings and how to put messages into a spiritual context. $20. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com.

Shamanic Journey Group – 7-8:45pm. Journey to a live drum as you practice modern applications of this ancient technique. Gain insight and understanding about yourself, your relationships and the world. With Katharine Rossi. $10. Fireseed: Center for Transformation, 194 Waterman St, 3rd fl, Providence. 401-924-0567. FireseedCenter.com.

Crystal Singing Bowls Healing Meditation – 7:308:30pm. With the vibrational sounds of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls will alter your individual energy footprint based on the healing that your soul needs. $20. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Choose Self-Care over Stress Workshop – 6-8pm. Acknowledge the signs of stress, learn how to act vs react to your life, accept and appreciate yourself more and create healthy boundaries. With Gina Colvario Krupka. $15. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-580-5800. Concordiacsl.com. Reducing Anxiety through Meditation – 6:307:30pm. Meditation has been proven to relieve stress and anxiety, calm the body and mind, and replace anxiety with inner peace and joy. Come learn a simple practice of meditation. Free. Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Rd, Lincoln. 401-333-2422.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 RI Holistic Healing Association – 6:30-9pm. Come to the RI Holistic Healing Association meeting and see what we are all about. This meeting’s presenter is Dr. Kevin Pelton of Pelton Family Chiropractic. Free. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com. An Evening of Yoga Nidra and Reiki – 7:308:45pm. Feeling the need for inner peace? The healing energy of reiki and meditative state of yoga nidra (yogic sleep) can revive your spirit and help you return to your center. $20, $15/members. Santosha Yoga and Holistic Health Center, 275 Reservoir Ave, Providence. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com.


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An Inner Journey for the Equinox – 7-8pm. With Judith Blacquier who’s travelled the world studying with healers and teachers in various wisdom traditions. Journey within and learn to live the life you came here to live. $20. The Island Heron, 34 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown. 401-560-0411. IslandHeron.com.

Yin Yoga by Candlelight – 6-7:30pm. With Alicia Barry. Dynamic blend of modern meridian theory, floor poses held in quiet tranquility, and the contemplative teaching of a yin style form of meditation. $20 before Sept 20, $25 at door. The Sacred Center, 324 E Main Rd, Portsmouth. Registration required: 860-965-9995 or YogiShelley@gmail.com. Sacred-Center.org. Basic DNA ThetaHealing® Seminar – Sept 2123. 6-9pm, Fri; 9am-5:30pm, Sat/Sun. The Basic DNA introduces the ThetaHealing techniques and focuses on activating the 12 strands of DNA within each participant. With Monique LaCroix. $400 plus $50 deposit. It’s My health, 1099 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. To register, call/text: 401-480-2626 or HealingArts11@aol.com. MoniqueLaCroix.com.


Flow With Reiki & Tea – 7:30-9pm. Allow reiki energy to rebalance your body, mind and soul. After a vinyasa practice, enjoy a delicious cup of tea and relax with the Breathing Time Yoga Community. $20/advanced, $25/at door. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. 508-813-3638. WhisperingPath.Yoga. Friday Night on the Rocks – 8-9pm. Introduction to RI Geology/Minerals. Prizes and giveaways. BYOB. Stop by shop or call for tickets. $15. Third Rock Emporium, 75 Main St, East Greenwich. 401-374-1585. ThirdRockEmporium.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 First Degree Reiki Certification – 9:30am4:30pm. Learn about reiki energy, its history, hand positions used and the healing benefits attributed to the practice. Course materials, certificate and practice included. $150. Angel Whispers Adriene Smith, Angel Whispers Serenity Space, North Kingstown. 401-741-2278. AngelWhispersRI.com. Qigong Information Session – 10-11am. Learn about qigong’s history, what it is, and how it can help you. Qigong is a great compliment to medical treatments. Also learn a few movements. Free. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Reiki I Certification Course – 10am-4pm. Learn about reiki history, ethics, hand positions, aura, chakras. Receive a manual, First Degree Usui Reiki attunement and practitioner certificate. 2 student limit. $150. Live It Love It Wellness, 2845 Post Rd, Ste 104, Warwick. 401-323-7199. LiveItLoveItWellness.com. Rhode Island Pagan Pride Day – 10am-5pm. Come celebrate RI Pagan Pride Day with family and friends. Many great vendors, presenters, performers and rituals for your enjoyment. Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor. Free. Johnston Memorial Park, 1583 Hartford Ave, Johnston. 978-318-8152. RIPaganPride. Celebrate Fall Equinox – 10am-8pm. This daylong retreat will empower, inspire. Learn about wild edibles and paint your plant spirit, go on a shamanic journey to find your totem, learn the power of dream. $100. Good Medicine Cabin, Narragansett. 401-662-6642. SoulWisdomTarot.com.

Basics of Perfumery Class – 12-2:15pm. Learn more about the basics of perfumery and create a chemical-free perfume that you make and take home. Fun introductory. $100. Providence Perfume Co, 13 S Angell St, Providence. Register: 401-455-2325 or ProvidencePerfume.com. Introduction to Svaroopa® Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Learn a beginner’s yoga sequence that unravels deep tension, using a chair. Slow paced class with poses adapted for each student. Class ends with a guided relaxation. $10. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. Register: 401-305-5319 or TimeforYouYoga.com. Kids Rock Saturdays: Introduction to RI Geology/ Minerals – 10-11pm. PowerPoint presentation, mineral show and tell, RI mineral slideshow, giveaways and prizes. Stop by shop or call for tickets. $10. Third Rock Emporium, 75 Main St, East Greenwich. 401-374-1585. ThirdRockEmporium.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Reiki Level l – 10am-4pm. Learn reiki, its history and how you can use it for healing of self and others. In completion of this class you will be a certified Reiki level l practitioner. $150. The Mystics Touch, 192 Pilgrim Ave, Coventry. 401-822-3153. Earth-Way-Studio.com. The Providence Flea – 10am-4pm. Artisans, makers, vintage vendors, community non-profits, live music, food trucks. Visit website for more info and vendor application. Free. The Providence Flea, Providence River Greenway, across from 345 South Water St, Providence. ProvidenceFlea.com. Community Reiki: Free Mini-Session – 10:30am12:30pm. Give reiki a try. Stop in for a 10-15-min session. Call ahead to set up a time. Reiki is a wonderful energy technique to reduce stress, relaxation, and more. Free though donations accepted. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. 401-741-5055. BlueDragonflyRI.com. Reiki First Degree Practitioner – 10:30am-6pm. Reiki Level 1 Training. Discover the value in reiki for self-healing and healing others. Please see events on Facebook for more information and details. $175. North Broadway, Rumford. 401-545-0365. Facebook.com/BridgetReiki. Reiki Share – 2-3:30pm. Reiki shares are a way for practitioners to practice on one another to hone their skills and receive healing themselves. $10. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

Harvest Moon Yoga & Meditation – 6-9:30pm. An exclusive yoga event at The Pendleton-Chapman Homestead in Avondale, RI to benefit Meadowbrook Waldorf School. Gather with us and celebrate the harvest. Suggested donation $30. Avondale Barn Meadowbrook Waldorf School, 2 Avondale Rd, Westerly. 860-961-4182. EarthAnnieYoga@gmail.com.

All About Parapsychology – 7-9pm. Want to learn the mysteries of the Masters? Join John D’Angelo for this first of four classes about parapsychology. This week’s class will be about Palmistry. $20/class, $70/4 classes. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com.

Journey On Cards – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how to develop your shamanic journey and mediation practice with nature inspired Journey On cards. Class includes exercises and deck of 24 Journey On cards. With Katharine Rossi. $48. Fireseed: Center for Transformation, 194 Waterman St, 3rd fl, Providence. 401-924-0567. FireseedCenter.com.


September Full Moon – 7-9pm. Ceremony provides the opportunity to let go of obstacles and hindrances, heal illness and ease suffering, awaken your intuition. We make offerings; do healing rituals, talking circles. $20 suggested donation. The Providence Institute, Little Compton. Text to RSVP: 401-464-1634. TheProvidenceInstitute.org. Crystal Guided Restorative Flow – 7:30-9pm. Move through gentle vinyasa sequences and pause in restorative poses with the option to experience reiki. Let amethyst, citrine, and quartz crystals inspire and guide you. $20/drop-in. Positive Space Yoga, 285 Winthrop St, Rte 44, Rehoboth, MA. 508-813-3638. WhisperingPath.Yoga.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Awakening Through Drum Healing – 6:308:30pm. Have you had a situation where you haven’t felt the same since? You may have experienced power and/or soul loss. Shamanic drum healing returns parts to self, removes energetic blocks and restores harmony. $35/person group format. White Light Books, 1464 Park Ave, Cranston. To register, Gloria: 401-944-4130 or WhiteLight1462@aol.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Empath Group – 6-7:30pm. This group will focus on the discovery and development of your empathic self in a welcoming and supportive environment. $20. The Holistic Heart, 659 Sandy Ln, Warwick. 401-441-8449. HolisticHeartRI.com. Cayce Search for God Study Group – 7-9pm. This group meets bi-weekly to study the metaphysical readings of Edgar Cayce in the Search for God books in order to grow spiritually and to meditate together. Free, but donations welcome. Balance Personal Fitness Studio, 99 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich. 401-258-3952. Joy@GongsOfJoy.com.

Sound Healing Gong Bath – 5-6:30pm. Join Joy (Gongs of Joy) and A.Michelle (Drumsinger) to experience the resonance of the gongs, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, drums, flutes, vocals and more. $30. The Stone Barn, Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, 786 Horseneck Rd, South Dartmouth, MA. 508-858-6786. Joy@GongsOfJoy.com.



Pendulum 101 – 6:30-7:30pm. Looking to know how to use a pendulum? This is a great class to discover how to choose a pendulum, cleanse, program and use. Pendulums available to use. $10. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

Soul Readings – 6-8pm. Come see what your soul wants you to know, what to let go of, the transformations happening in your life, and guidance as you move forward in your life’s purpose. $20. Creatigo Holistic Development, Agawan Mill, 1454 Main St, Ste 9B, West Warwick. 401-287-2781. Creatigo.org.

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Care Class – 11:30am-1pm. Mara Prentice, DC, will teach you Jin Shin Jyutsu, (a Japanese harmonizing art) self-care techniques that when used help bring balance, harmony and greater self awareness. $15. Belolved: A Yoga Practice, 235 High St, 2nd fl, Bristol. 401-787-8877. BelovedYogaRI.com.

3-Day Detox Training in Healing – 12-7:30pm. Kristos T. Perry brings his ground-breaking nutritional awareness to the East Coast. Nutritional alchemy and sound healing for detoxing the mind, body and spirit. $375 includes daily vegan lunch. The Island Heron, 34 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown. 401-560-0411. IslandHeron.com. Fourth Friday Healing Gong Bath – 7:30-9pm. Joy and Shawn will immerse you in sound to clear, energize and balance each of your 7 energy centers through the deep vibration and resonance of the gongs and bowls. $25. Dean’s List Academy, 25 Esten Ave, Pawtucket. 401-258-3952. Joy@GongsOfJoy.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Health and Wellness Expo – 9am-4pm. This is a family event with 40 exhibitors. Get a free health screening, meet with local wellness experts, enjoy activities, and take home some great freebies. Free. Fit For Life Training Complex, 970 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. 401-771-9101. FitForLifeRI.com. Raffa Yoga Fest – 9am-5pm. Yoga festival that will bring together the New England community for a day of yoga, healthy foods, music and community. Local teachers from local studios including the newest yoga trends ButiYoga, The Practice, and kundalini with a gong sound bath. $20. Raffa Yoga & Urban Sweat, 19 Sharpe Dr, Cranston. 401-463-3335. RaffaYoga.com. Yoga for “Take Back the Night” – 10:30-11:45am. Santosha stands against sexual violence and provides a safe place for survivors to practice yoga. Proceeds from this benefit class go to Take Back the Night Foundation. $20. Santosha Yoga and Holistic Health Center, 275 Reservoir Ave, Providence. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com. Intuitive Development Workshop – 2-4pm. First of four weekly classes: Grow confidence, flow and ease in daily life by learning to trust your dialogue with the Universe. $250. Santosha Yoga and Holistic Health Center, 275 Reservoir Ave, Providence. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com. Lean into Change: Svaroopa® Yoga – 2-5pm. Discover your strength and stamina while exploring Trikonasana, a classical standing pose, using Svaroopa’s gentle, yet highly effective tension releasing poses. $50 by Sept 10, $55 after. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-305-5319. TimeForYouYoga.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Reiki Kids Level l – 11am-3:30pm. This class is a reiki level l for kids ages 5-10 at 11am and ages 1116 at 1:30pm. Your child will learn about reiki and how to use it for self and others. $50. The Mystics Touch, 192 Pilgrim Ave, Coventry. 401-822-3153. Earth-Way-Studio.com.

September 2018



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LARGE BEAUTIFUL OFFICE SPACE IN CRANSTON. Full or part time, perfect for private practice counseling or other wellness practitioner. Rent includes internet and utilities, convenient location on Reservoir Ave. Call 632-4114 for details. OFFICE SPACE LOVELY EAST SIDE SETTING Providence office space available for a licensed, insured, quiet professional. Call Jim, 774473-0067.


SEEKING PRACTITIONERS OF THE HEALING ARTS for room rental. Established holistic east side office. Monday through Friday day/evening availability and Saturday mornings. Please contact 401.419.2053

DISTRIBUTION SITE – Offer your patrons the opportunity to pick up their monthly copy of Natural Awakenings magazine at your business location, and promote your events for free with 2 calendars listings a month. Contact Classifieds@RINaturalAwakenings.com.

TREATMENT SPACE FOR RENT – Share space with holistic healers in lovely suite, prime Cranston location. Full or part time. Contact Linda at 401-944-3725.

PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT WITHOUT DRUGS – Get back your health and live life! Call now and save on your first visit! 401-884-8687. BreidingChiropractic.com.

FOR SALE SPRINGHILL STUDIO - All Statues in yard $10.00 each. Unique Concrete Garden Gifts, Pet Memorials, Angels, Buddha Statues, Bird Feeders, and more. Shipping worldwide. Springhill Studio 75 Laura Street, Tiverton RI 02878, 401-314-6752, e-mail: Springhillstudio@yahoo.com Open Daily SpringhillStatuary.com. Mindfulness in Everyday Life – 1-4pm. Join us as we learn to transform habits of mind that hinder the innate goodness and integrity within yourself/others. No experience required, come explore what nourishes. With Dana. $30 studio fee. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com. Crystal Singing Bowls Healing Meditation – 2-3pm. With the vibrational sounds of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls will alter your individual energy footprint based on the healing that your soul needs. $20. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. 200-Hr Teacher Training Info Session – 4-4:45pm. Embark on a journey filled with world-class yoga instruction, thought-provoking discussions, mindful community and plenty of opportunities for selfdiscovery. Free. Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, 850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown. 401-849-3200. InnerlightYoga.com. Special Gong Bath Meditation – 6:30-8pm. Join Joy and Shawn for a gong event to bring you to a state of deep peace, profound relaxation and spontaneous healing with the resonance of the gongs and singing bowls. $20/advance, $25/at door. Bikram Yoga Falmouth, Driftwood Plaza, 180 Teaticket Hwy, South Dartmouth, MA. 508-540-0089. Joy@GongsOfJoy.com


Rhode Island Edition

SUPERFOODS SUPERSTORE - Explore adding a turnkey, natural food superstore to your practice.Learn more September 7th, call/text Michelle 401.578.3498.

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markyourcalendar Weekend Yoga with Tias Little – 10am5pm. Sign up now! Light on the Subtle Body Weekend Workshop. This weekend will be split into four classes. October 6-7. 10-1pm & 2-5pm. Take full weekend or part of. $220/ full weekend, $60/class. Body Kneads Yoga, 1145 Reservoir Ave, Cranston. 401-632-0878. BodyKneads.Yoga/workshops.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 Weekend Natural Perfumery Intensive Course – 10:30am-8pm. Oct 14, 10am-2pm. Workshops: Introduction to natural perfumery, creating solid perfumes using exotic waxes and butters, marketing/ branding/sourcing/promotion. $850. Providence Perfume Co, 13 S Angell St, Providence. 401-455-2325. Register: ProvidencePerfume.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Advanced DNA ThetaHealing® Seminar – Oct 19-21. 6-9:30pm, Fri; 9am-5:30pm, Sat/Sun. Prerequisite: Basic DNA. Expands the information in the Basic Seminar to encompass an in-depth understanding of the Seven Planes of Existence that surround us. With Monique LaCroix. $400 plus $50 deposit. It’s My health, 1099 Mendon Rd, Cumberland. To register, call/text: 401-480-2626 or HealingArts11@aol.com. MoniqueLaCroix.com.


2nd Degree Reiki Certification – 9:30am-4:30pm. Reiki symbols and how to send reiki through time and space. Includes attunement, certificate and lunch. After this class you will be able to receive monetary compensation. $250. Angel Whispers, Adriene Smith, Angel Whispers Serenity Space, North Kingstown. 401-741-2278. AngelWhispersRI.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 Day of Yoga Retreat – 9:30am-3:30pm. Nurture yourself with a full day of yoga in our peaceful studio with our experienced teachers: Mary ShielL’Esperance and Kathryn Boger. See website for more details and to register. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, 99 Pound Rd, 2nd fl of Zen Center, Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Exploring Your Way of Being – Nov 2-4. 6:30pm11:30am. Take time to nourish your emotional self in this personal development weekend. Many options are offered throughout 5 sessions with a deeply caring listening community. See website for more details and to register. $195. Integral Schoolhouse for Self Reflection, Matunuck. IntegralSchoolHouse.net.

savethedate WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Natural Awakenings 10th Anniversary 5:30-7:30pm. Come celebrate 10 years of Rhode Island Natural Awakenings! Informal gathering with like-minded people for an evening of conversations, connections and good times. Free.

RI Natural Awakenings, Flatbread Company 161 Cushing St, Providence 401-709-2473. RSVP: MCary@RINaturalAwakenings.com. RINaturalAwakenings.com.

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Tai Chi Easy – 9-10am. Learn Tai Chi Easy to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, increase balance and coordination. Increase sleep quality, improve blood pressure, etc. No class Sept 3. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

Qigong – 9-10am. A Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises. This class will be taught while seated, and is fitting for all. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

Monday Morning Yoga – 9-11am. Awaken body, mind and spirit. Invigorating flow of postures higher awareness and energy. Multi-level class includes 1/2-hr meditation (10:30-11am) for those who want to stay. $12, $8/seniors. Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center, 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown. 401-524-4766. AnandaRhodeIsland.org.

Mindful Flow and Meditation – 9-10:15am. Moderate-level class blending mindfulness discussions, gentle pranayama (breath), and flowing asanas (poses). $10. Hayloft at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 73 Muse Way, Tiverton. 401-816-5600. SandywoodsMusic.com.

Quonny Yoga – 10-11:30am. Try Quonny Yoga for a blend of hatha yoga poses and therapeutic healing techniques for any injuries you may have. All levels. Use of props encouraged. Also Wed. & Fri. $15/drop-in. Quonny Yoga, 5662 Post Rd, Rte 1, Charlestown. 401-266-1187. QuonnyYoga.com.

Celebration of Life Service – 9:15-10:30am. Come, celebrate your spiritual magnificence with inspirational music, affirmative prayer, meditation, lessons in the Science of Mind. Children’s program and child care. Teens meet last Sunday of the month. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552. Concordiacsl.com.

Reiki Private Sessions – 4-7pm. 1-hr private reiki sessions. Come relax and experience the many healing benefits of reiki. $10 off first session; $75. The Mystics Touch, 192 Pilgram Ave, Coventry. 401-822-3153. Earth-Way-Studio.com.

Spiritualist Service – 10-11:30am. Come experience the First Spiritualist Church of RI every Sunday. Service includes healing, a guided meditation, and our guest medium giving a talk and spirit messages. Free. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. SpiritualistChurchRI.com. Sundays at Ananda – 10am-12pm. Chanting, meditation, affirmations, uplifting talk, beautiful Festival of Light Ceremony, refreshments and fellowship. Healing prayer circle 1-2pm, Sept 16. Donation appreciated. Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center, 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown. 401-524-4766. AnandaRhodeIsland.org. Deep Stretch (for Everyone) – 10:45am-12pm. A fun, laid back stretch class. Develop flexibility, range of motion, alignment, and more. Great for both men and women. Also held Thurs, 4-5:15pm. Come try. With Dr. Wayne Clairborne. $40/5 classes Intro Special. Body Kneads Yoga, 1145 Reservoir Ave, Cranston. 401-632-0878. BodyKneads.Yoga. Sunday Celebration Service Center for Spiritual Living Southern RI – 11:30am-12:30pm. Doors open at 11:20am. We are a loving all-inclusive community welcoming people of all faiths, sexual orientations, Ethnic backgrounds from all walks of life. Love offering. Center for Spiritual Living Southern RI, at RI Yoga Center, 99 Fortin Rd, South Kingston. cslsri.com.

monday Pilates Mat – 9-10am. Pilates is the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline and realign their body without adding bulk. Appropriate for all levels. $22/class; monthly packages available. Aull Pilates, 1077 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. 401-619-4977. AullPilates.com.

Kripalu Yoga with Susan – 4:15-5:45pm. Enjoy breath work, simple stretches to warm the body and classical yoga poses that tone and strengthen, allowing the body and heart to release and open. Beginners welcome. New students: $50/5 classes; $16/series. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-305-5319. TimeForYouYoga.com. Free Shamanic Guided Meditation – 5:30-6:30pm. Join Rodney in this Shamanic meditation. You will find this a great way to quiet the mind, relax, and become centered. Free though donations accepted. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Svaroopa Yoga Class – 5:30-7pm. 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. Preregistration necessary. $148/ series of 8 classes; $22/drop-in. Blissful Moment Yoga Studio, 1006 Charles St, Ste 10A, North Providence. 401-742-8020. BlissfulMomentYoga.com. Flow with Reiki – 6-7:15pm. Flowing vinyasa practice with meditation, pranayama and reiki. $15/class. Positive Space Yoga, 285 Winthrop St, Rte 44, Rehoboth, MA. 508-813-3638. WhisperingPath.Yoga.

tuesday Flow with Reiki – 6:30-7:30am. Tuesday and Thursday. Flowing vinyasa practice with meditation, pranayama and reiki. $17/drop-in. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. 508-8133638. WhisperingPath.Yoga. Mid-Day Yoga with Kara – 12-1pm. Hatha yoga class designed for those wanting to practice at lunch. Great for all levels, from those just learning to those who practice yoga. $12. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. 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. Preregistration necessary. $148/ series of 8 classes; $22/drop-in. Blissful Moment Yoga Studio, 1006 Charles St, Ste 10A, North Providence. 401-742-8020. BlissfulMomentYoga.com. All Level Yoga – 6:00-7:15 p.m. A joyful, upbeat yoga class with experienced teacher, Mary ShielL’Esperance.  Moderate posture flow emphasizing breath and alignment technique.  Peaceful studio space. New student: $40/4 classes; $16/ drop-in. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, 99 Pound Rd, 2nd fl of Zen Center, Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com. Sisters in Sobriety – 6-7:30pm. Join hands, open hearts, we are here for each other. Maintaining sobriety can be a difficult and lonely journey. Our goal is to enlighten and lift each other up with helpful information and considerate sharing. Free. Cindy Jones, 750 East Ave, 1st Fl, Wing F, Pawtucket. 401-419-4001.

wednesday Meditation with Ann Porto – 8:30-9:30am. Meditation support and practice group. Come learn to tame your mind and reduce stress. Dropin. Donations to Friends of Maiti Nepal to end child sexual slavery. Laughing Elephant Yoga, 4372 Post Rd, East Greenwich. 401-398-2616. LaughingElephantYoga.com. Fascial Fitness – 9am-10pm. Fascial is the connective tissue in the body and by using reband elasticity, fascial stretch, fascial release and sensory refinement we explore the fascial tissue network. $22/class; monthly packages available. Aull Pilates, 1077 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. 401-619-4977. AullPilates.com.

7-Week Chakra Series – 6:30-8pm. This series will focus on the 7 major energy centers, or chakras, in the human body and explore how each play a role in the cultivation of overall mind/body wellness. $85. The Holistic Heart, 659 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-441-8449. HolisticHeartRI.com.

Amrit/Kripalu Yoga with Amy – 9:30-11am. Enjoy breath work, simple stretches to warm the body, classical yoga poses that tone and strengthen and meditation, allowing the body and heart to release and open. New students: $50/5 classes; $16/ series. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-305-5319. TimeForYouYoga.com.

Tai Chi Easy – 7-8pm. Learn Tai Chi Easy to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, increase balance and coordination. Increase sleep quality, improve blood pressure, etc. No class Sept 3. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

Guided Meditation: Shamanic – 10-11am. Come join Rodney in this Shamanic meditation. You will find this a great way to quiet the mind, relax, and become centered. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

September 2018


Group Reformer – 11am-12pm. The Reformer is an apparatus designed to facilitate Pilates exercises. With more than 500 exercises in the repertoire, these classes are challenging and engaging. $35; monthly packages available. Aull Pilates, 1077 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. 401-619-4977. AullPilates.com.

Mid-Day Yoga with Kara – 12-1pm. Hatha yoga class designed for those wanting to practice at lunch. Great for all levels, from those just learning to those who practice yoga. $12. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

Pilates Mat – 6-7pm. Pilates is the ultimate mindbody exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline and realign their body without adding bulk. Appropriate for all levels. $22/class; monthly packages available. Aull Pilates, 1077 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. 401-619-4977. AullPilates.com.

Tai Chi Easy – 6-7pm. Learn Tai Chi Easy to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, increase balance and coordination. Increase sleep quality, improve blood pressure, etc. No class Sept 14. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

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. Preregistration necessary. $148/ series of 8 classes; $22/drop-in. Blissful Moment Yoga Studio, 1006 Charles St, Ste 10A, North Providence. 401-742-8020. BlissfulMomentYoga.com.

Friday Night on the Rocks – 8-9pm. Sept 7: Seven Stone Chakra Earrings. Sept 14: Chevron Amethyst Wire Wraps. Sept 21: Intro to RI Geology/Minerals (prizes and giveaways). Sept 28: Paint a Rock. All are BYOB; stop by shop to purchase tickets or call. $15. Third Rock Emporium, 75 Main St, East Greenwich. 401374158. ThirdRockEmporium.com.

Guided Meditation: Shamanic – 6:30-7:30pm. Come join Rodney in this Shamanic meditation. You will find this a great way to quiet the mind, relax, and become centered. $ $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Yoga Fusion with Christine – 7-8pm. Energize you while helping you balance your energy. Fusion blends dance to warm-up body and open heart. Yoga to build and strengthen flexibility, reiki at end to relax. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. org


Coffee Hour for Veterans (Cana Vets) – 10:30am12pm. 3rd Thursday. Coffee Hour for veterans to share a cup of coffee, a donuts and comradery. Please join us and hear what else we may have to offer. Must be a RI Medical Marijuana patient. Summit Medical Compassion Center, 380 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick. Limited seating; register: 401-889-3990. SummitRI.org. Kundalini Yoga Fusion – 2-3pm. Energize you while helping you balance your energy. Fusion blends dance to warm-up body and open heart. Kundalini yoga and some reiki at the end. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Kids Glow Yoga: Ages 3-6 – 3:15-4:15pm. Great way for kids to exercise and have fun using black lights and glow bracelets. Yoga helps in meditation, strengthening and balancing among others. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Kids Glow Yoga: Ages 6-13 – 4:30-5:30pm. Great way for kids to exercise and have fun using black lights and glow bracelets. Yoga helps in meditation, strengthening and balancing among others. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.


Rhode Island Edition

Quonny Yoga II – 5:30-7pm. Looking for an opportunity to challenge your practice with some advanced poses? Give this class a try. Adaptations will be made so all levels may attend. $15/drop-in. Quonny Yoga, 5662 Post Rd, Rte 1, Charlestown. 401-266-1187. QuonnyYoga.com. Amrit Yoga Level 1 Sequence – 5:45-7:15pm. While this is a more rigorous practice than many of our classes, it is also quite meditative, and is also accessible for those with little to no yoga experience. $15/drop-in, $30/intro package. Santosha Yoga and Holistic Health Center, 275 Reservoir Ave, Providence. 401-780-9809. YogaAtSantosha.com. Kundalini Yoga Fusion – 6-7pm. Energize you while helping you balance your energy. Fusion blends dance to warm-up body and open heart. Kundalini yoga and some reiki at the end. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com. Flow Yoga (All Level/Moderate) – 6:30-7:45pm. A yoga flow to both energize you and bring you to your calm center. We offer friendly classes, a peaceful studio and experienced teachers. New student: $40/4 classes; $16/drop-in. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, 99 Pound Rd, 2nd fl of Zen Center, Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

saturday Community Tai Chi for East Bay – 9-10am. Every other Saturday. Learn breathing, postures, stretching and healing from a practitioner of Emei and Wudang styles in a relaxed session. Classes include warmup and discussions on the art of Tai Chi and Daoist culture. Free. White Monkey Tai-Chi & Qigong, at Bay Spring Community Center, 170 Narragansett St, Barrington. WhiteMonkeyTaiChi@live.com. Community Yoga at Ananda – 9-10am. Gentle to moderate level poses, relaxation, meditation. Sept 8: Circle for World Peace: chanting, visualization, prayer, meditation. Suggested donation $5. Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center, 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown. 401-524-4766. AnandaRhodeIsland.org.


Saturday Morning Yoga: Cumberland – 9:3010:45am. All levels welcome. Yoga postures and flows to both energize you and bring you to your calm center. We offer friendly classes, a peaceful studio and experienced teachers. New student: $40/4 classes; $16/drop-in. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, 99 Pound Rd, 2nd fl of Zen Center, Cumberland. 401-658-4802. TheYogaStudioBRV.com.

Guided Meditation: Shamanic – 8:30-9:30am. Come join Rodney in this Shamanic meditation. You will find this a great way to quiet the mind, relax, and become centered. $15, $72/6 classes. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

Kids Rock Saturdays – 10-11am. Sept 8: Seven Stone Chakra Earrings, Sept 15: Fossils (prizes and giveaways), Sept 22: Intro to RI Geology/Minerals (prizes and giveaways), Sept 29: Paint a Rock. Stop by shop or call for tickets. $10. Third Rock Emporium, 75 Main St, East Greenwich. 401-374-1585. ThirdRockEmporium.com.

Energization & Yoga – 9:15-10:45am. Yogananda’s energization exercises increase energy, awareness, strength. Ananda yoga postures for balance, awareness, flexibility. Breathing practices and deep relaxation. $12, $8/seniors. Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center, 714 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown. 401-524-4766. AnandaRhodeIsland.org.

Kids Glow Yoga 5 + with Ms. Zandra – 11am12pm. Great way for kids to exercise and have fun using black lights and glow bracelets. Yoga helps in meditation, strengthening and balancing among others. No class Sept 1. $12. Blue Dragonfly Wellness LLC, 6828 Post Rd, Ste 2E, North Kingstown. Register: 401-741-5055 or BlueDragonflyRI.com.

Find your passion, because that’s what you are going to be best at, and that’s what’s going to make you kick the covers off in the morning.


~Rick Moonen

community resource guide ANGELS HEAVENLY HUGS

Gladys Ellen, Spiritual Advisor 410 North Broadway, East Providence, RI 401-935-8451 | gladys@heavenly-hugs.com GladysEllen.com Guided by Angels, these non-denominational intuitive sessions are empowering, uplifting, and life changing. Divine Guidance offers insight into life’s challenges and will enhance your spiritual journey. Now is the time to start living your best life. Book Online Anytime.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT HEALTHY BABIES, HAPPY MOMS 4512 Post Road East Greenwich, RI 401-884-8273 HealthyBabiesHappyMoms.com

We are RI’s only home nursing health agency specializing in breastfeeding support. We help mothers achieve success in their goals by providing them with the information and support they need to confidently breastfeed and care for their children. We offer classes and consults in our office or your home.

CHIROPRACTIC DR. RICHARD PICARD 342 Atwood Avenue Cranston, RI 401-942-6967 DrRichardPicard.com

With 25 years of experience, Dr. Picard has helped thousands of patients recover from various health challenges with chiropractic care. Dr. Picard is unique; he looks at the body from a holistic perspective and focuses on wellness.  He provides traditional nutrition and natural medicine to help heal the tissues of the body that are in need of repair.  This in combination with chiropractic care creates a dynamic healing response within the body.  Don’t deal with your pain and health challenges alone, call someone who cares.


Patricia Hogan-Casey, DC Wholistic Chiropractic Center 215 Cottage St, Pawtucket 401-725-4380 • DrPatOnTheBack.com Dr. Patricia Hogan-Casey, using Network Spinal Analysis, has witnessed profound effects on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels of her patients. The gentle precise touches to the spine initiate the removal of interference to the nervous system’s tension and function—essentially cueing the brain to develop new strategies to experience greater wellbeing. See ad on page 10.


750 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 401-419-4001 CJonesLMHC@aol.com I can help you learn effective communication skills so that your needs are met. I work effectively with a variety of other issues such as anxiety, depression and anger management. Most insurance plans accepted; private pay/sliding scale patients.


Katharine A. Rossi 194 Waterman Street Providence, RI 401-924-0567 • fireseedcenter.com Holistic counseling using hypnosis to access root causes of imbalance and shamanic techniques to connect you to your own power. Depth hypnosis works with your inner wisdom to heal and create lasting change. Office and phone sessions available.


Carmen Smith, EEMCP 204B Clock Tower Sq Portsmouth, RI 401-714-2429 Carmen@StarPointWellness.com NorthernLights.one Take charge of your health. Boost your vitality, strengthen your immune system and increase your joy and happiness. Eden Energy Medicine is a method of working directly with the body’s energy systems to help create health and wellness. Also offering Usui Reiki and Crystal Ball and Gemstone Reading.


Kenneth Demers ​204 Clock Tower Square Portsmouth RI 401-728-3559 NorthernLights.one Ken offers a spiritual healing that brings together a perfect balance of divine God force and earth mother healing energies, custom created for the person being healed. The benefits of a session with Ken for a migraine or TMJ are instantaneous; other ailments may take longer. Call for more information.

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38 Transit St Providence 401-274-1981 • FlippSalon.com Positive space aiming to interconnect art, wellness and all things beautiful to the eye and to the soul.  Offering hair, makeup, reflexology, acupuncture, massage and herbalism. See ad on page 13.


510 East Main Rd, Middletown, RI 401-847-7480 facebook.com/naturesgoodness NaturesGoodnessRI.com For 33 years we have been providing the finest quality Natural & Organic Whole Foods including many Gluten Free products, Natural Body Care, Athletic Supplements & Protein Powders, Incense, Smudging Supplies and Candles made with Essential Oils, Natural Pet Care Food & Supplements and Healthful Information in a fun, comfortable and inspirational environment.  Open Daily M-F 9:30-7, Sat 9:30-6, Sun 11-4.  View our web site and Facebook for upcoming events and educational information.

SOUL WISDOM READINGS WITH CHRIS Chris McCullough 204b Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, RI 401-662-6642 crismcholistic@gmail.com SoulWisdomTarot.com

Readings in Person or by phone by appointment. Bring a little magic to your next Home Parties or Fundraiser. Cris is Author of “Holistic Tarot: Soul Wisdom for a New Paradigm”, her integrative approach to reading merges numerology, spiritual astrology and connection with Divine Source to help you solve the problems in your life. Classes in Goddessing, Tarot and Shamanism forming now. Go to SoulWisdomTarot.com or facebook.com/HolisticTarot for the latest news.


Om Homeopathy, It’s My Health, Cumberland Above All Holistic, Cranston 401-573-3757 • omhomeopathy.com With 12+ yrs experience in classical Homeopathy Vandana Pitke has helped many clients restore and achieve health. Vandana is a certified classical homeopath. She looks at the symptoms from a holistic perspective focusing on mind and body. She also incorporates ayurvedic nutrition and Mudra meditation in her practice, which makes healing faster, better and from within when combined with homeopathy. Go to omhomeopathy.com or join Facebook group My Holistic Health. See ad on page 4.

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Cheryl Reynolds RN,CH 4372 Post Road, E-Greenwich RI 02818 401-301-4426 MIndfullivinghypnosis.com It’s time to leave stress and anxiety in your past. Imagine feeling calm and confident as you walk into your future leaving that burden behind. Sound amazing, huh? Cultivate your Inner Calm Program works! Hypnosis is natural, safe and effective, so why wait? Call Today! 


John Koenig, Certified Instructor 401-374-1890 John.Koenig.Hypnotist@live.com GreaterRhodeIslandHypnosisTraining.com Help people change and earn income as a Certified Hypnotist. 100 Hour National Guild of Hypnotists Certifications Course next class starts February 2019, get on the waiting list today. $400, early enrollment discount.  Call today to see if this is the right course for you.

LIFE DESIGN COACHING WITH SUSAN DE LORENZO 508-736-8844 Susan@SusanDeLorenzo.com SusanDeLorenzo.com

Susan De Lorenzo is an inspirational speaker and life coach who helps clients leverage adversity to create a life they’d love. Author of the upcoming book, Thank You, Cancer and co-host of Life Design Radio with Susan De Lorenzo, please find details and invitations to work with Susan on her website. See ad on page 21.

Rev. Natalia de Rezendes Slatersville, RI 401-766-8316 • nathalia47@aol.com GatheringGuide.com • OneVoiceCentral.com Create the Wedding ceremony of your heart’s desire with Rev. Natalia! Whether it be traditional or non-traditional 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.

MEDITATION & CONSULTATION ANN M. PORTO, PSYD, MS, QTTP Blue Dragonfly Wellness Center 6828 Post Rd North Kingston, RI 02852 401-529-2020. BlueDragonflyRI.com SacredSoulJourns.com

Dr Porto, a retired clinical psychologist, artist, teacher, budding spiritual medium, energy medicine and sound healing practitioner has studied and practiced meditation since the late 1970’s. Join her meditation group to learn concentration and insight mediation and deepen your practice. Call for more information.


Teacher/Psychic Medium Somerset Mass 508-259-1231 Juneedward.com Angel card, Destiny Card, Akashic record readings, energy healing. Connect to loved ones on the other side. I specialize in career and relationship issues, twin flames, clearing past lives, home clearing, working with Angels, Home parties and phone readings available. See ad on page 7.



Sandywoods Center for the Arts 43 Muse Rd Tiverton, RI 401-297-9115 Call or Text Sandywoods.org meetup.com/Journey-DanceMeetup-SouthCoast-RI-and-MA/ We dance barefoot to connect to the energy of Mother Earth. We release heavy energy from our body and replace it with love and light. There are no steps to learn! I would be honored to share this amazing experience with Free First Class. $15 Preregister at above websites.


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Debbie McBride 204 Clock Tower Square Portsmouth, RI 774-266-6199 debmcbride.net

Private Readings in Psychic/Mediumship, Angel Cards, Akashic Records & Energy Healing. I offer all levels of Mediumship Classes, Psychic Development Circles, Akashic Record (Soul) Reading and Table Tipping. Phone readings are welcomed.




Lisa Ashton, R.N. Readings in person or by phone 204b Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, RI 401-500-1908 LisaAshtonMedium.com NorthernLights.one I specialize in mediumship readings, and connect to your loved ones, family and friends, that have passed. It brings such a sense of closure and peace to know they are safe and they are around you. You have the opportunity to speak to them as well. Meet your own guardian angels and speak to them about your career path, life, love, and future. I also do house harmonizations. Phone reading or in person.


659 Sandy Ln, Warwick RI 401-441-8449 HolisticHeartRI.com A whole-person approach to mental and emotional wellness through a unique combination of Holistic Counseling, Yoga, and Meditation to support mind, body, and spirit.


Providence Wholistic Healthcare 144 Waterman St, Providence, RI 401-455-0546 ProvidenceWholistic.com 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 21.


Leaves of Change Natural Medicine at Sage Healing Collaborative 201 Waterman Street East Providence, RI 02914 508-343-0580 LeavesOfChangeMedicine.com

Holistic Medicine and individual patient care. Safe and effective natural solutions including nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and hydrotherapy. Supporting you on your journey to health.

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Dr. Laura Bomback 293 Linden St, Fall River, MA 508-678-1233 • DrBomback.com

Reiki Master Teacher/ Practitioner 401-272-8262 (cell) facebook.com/BridgetReiki KeystoneFamilyAcupuncture.com

Our mission at Natural Health Solutions is to improve the health of our community by providing natural options for most health issues and guidance toward the understanding that real solutions can be achieved with real nutrition. I have been helping people for close to 25 years achieve a higher level of health through both nutrition and chiropractic. See ad on page 15.

Bridget is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher, who works compassionately and intuitively to support emotional and physical healing and relaxation during treatments. She’s also an IET practitioner and reflexologist. Her practice is at Keystone Family Acupuncture, where reiki can be incorporated with acupuncture. Mention this ad to receive a complementary reflexology add on service.




Marg Tudino, Reiki Master/ Teacher of the Usui/Tibetan Linage Scituate, RI 401-822-3153 Earth-way-studio.com


Master Colorist/Stylist Barrington, RI 401-273-7005 ElayneOrganic@gmail.com Let your imagination go—naturally! A full service salon that’s Certified organic for hair color, straightening/relaxing, permanent wave. No Ammonia, parabens, plastics or Thioglycolates. Call today for an appointment! 50% Off all new clients only. See ad on page 23.


Marg is a Reiki Master/Teacher sharing the many healing benefits of Reiki since 1998. Whether in a Reiki class or a private session, she creates a loving, nurturing environment for the balancing and healing of body, mind and spirit.


Michele Barchi, Reiki Master/Teacher/ Intuitive Crystal Healer East Providence/Riverside, RI RockStarReiki.com 401-314-0680


Scott Fertik DDS John Broderick DMD, MS 167 Gano St Providence, RI PeriodonticsRI.com periodonticsri@cox.net Integrative periodontal care by a compassionate dental team lead by Scott Fertik DDS and John Broderick DMD. The oldest periodontal practice in Rhode Island continues to deliver excellence in implant dentistry and all of your gums’ surgical needs.

REIKI is a relaxing technique that reduces stress, helps manage pain, and promotes healing. Make your appointment today and leave feeling like a Rock Star!  FREE crystal healing included.  Animal Reiki healing, Reiki / Crystal Healing Classes and Discounts are also available,


PET PSYCHIC BEWITCHED OF SCITUATE 180 183 Danielson Pike Scituate RI 401-300-9109 BewitchedofScituate.com

I’m a psychic medium, pet psychic medium, Reiki Master Teacher, witch and an artist. I use many different healing modalities that I have learned to help people and animals heal. My shop called, Bewitched of Scituate, brings my Salem, MA roots to this beautiful town of Scituate, RI. Come by or call for appointments. Blessed Be.

Tami Killam Yoga Instructor / Reiki Master 508-813-3638 Seekonk & Pawtucket Office Hours whisperingpathyoga@gmail.com WhisperingPath.yoga

Make your self-care and wellness a priority by scheduling a private Reiki or Yoga session to relax, restore and nourish yourself. Come to a group yoga class or workshop to discover how Reiki and Yoga can touch your life and meet your wellness needs.

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. ~Erma Bombeck


Reiki Practitioner & Tattoo Artist 30 Phenix Ave. Cranston, RI 401-944-0880 PhoenixTattooandWellnessCenter.com Afraid of needles but want a tattoo?! Come see Jessica Irey, Reiki Practitioner and Tattoo artist at Phoenix Tattoo and Wellness Center. Jessica uses Reiki while doing tattoos to help calm her clients for a more enjoyable experience! For $30 extra, receive 15 minutes of Reiki before and after your Tattoo. Receive complimentary Reiki during the Tattoo. Reiki is an excellent approach for relieving stress, anxiety, pain, depression and various other ailments while promoting a sense of wellbeing and tranquility. To schedule a full session of Reiki with Jessica or to get a tattoo, call or visit www.Phoenix TattooAndWellness.com.

SHAMANIC PRACTITIONER ENERGY-N-ELEMENTS Paul A. DiSegna 401-736-6500 Energy-N-Elements.com

Are you feeling stuck, stressed or disconnected? I will assist you in releasing energy blocks and guide you to experience the comfort and peace that comes with power and soul retrieval.  “My intension is to improve my client’s health and well being.” Call for your appointment today.


Joy Quinn Blum 401-258-3952 Joy@GongsOfJoy.com GongsOfJoy.com Sound therapy creates vibrational overtones to help relieve stress, pain, fatigue, fears or phobias, and promote an overall state of peace and deep relaxation. Gongmaster Joy plays gongs at yoga studios, healing centers and other venues. She also offers private gong healing sessions, sound workshops and more. Contact to find out how sacred sound therapy can help you overcome physical challenges and emotional stress.


459 Sandy Ln, Warwick, RI 401-450-4172 WestShoreWellness.com 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.

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173 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906 401-808-0837 catmoskow.massagetherapy.com Over 10,000+ hours of restorative muscular therapy. “Best of Boston.” Feel better, live happier – Enjoy pain relief, rehab/chronic issues, easier range of motion, age related issues, injury work + “aaaahhh”. Accurate, gentle Deep Tissue blended w/Swedish, Biodynamics + Reiki. “She’s like finding the owner’s manual.” By appointment. RI Lic #MT01664.


6 Wilkins Dr, Suite 203 Plainville, MA 02762 508-298-4378 psilviamuscletherapy.com I have over 30 years experience as a National Board Certified Massage Therapist. I am also a certified personal trainer and licensed as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.  As a Third Degree Reiki Master I will tailor your therapy by combining medical and Holistic modalities.


ThetaHealing® Practitioner/ Instructor 401-480-2626 healingarts11@aol.com MoniqueLaCroix.com Life Coaching services integrating the ThetaHealing technique and utilizing positive self-talk and a spiritual philosophy for improvement and evolvement of mind, body and spirit. Contact her to set up a ThetaHealing Skype Session. See website for more information and upcoming classes.



Your Wellness Resource info@mindkey.me mindKEY.me facebook.com/MindKeyProject Everyone has their own unique path to health and happiness. Mind Key connects you with the information, vetted professionals, products and events that are a match for you. Whether seeking guidance in health, businesses or life-at-large, a free consult can guide you toward your goals. Contact us today to learn how.


Michelle is a long time gifted psychic empathic medium who can help adults and children. Come set a Sankulpa or intention to bring in miraculous changes or let go of something like an addiction with Amrit yoga nidra and or a tarot, past life, angel card reading. Experienced!

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GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY POPPY’S BAKERY 1234 Main Street 847-555-5555 PoppysBakery.com

Tired of not ever finding delicious baked goods that are gluten-free? Try Us! Poppy’s Bakery has an amazing assortment of breads, cakes, cookies and so much more! Also available for party catering and your Wedding needs.

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Amrit Yoga Nidra certified Gifted Psychic Medium Card Reader 204B clock tower square Portsmouth , Rhode Island Cell 401-573-4360 

I offer private Svaroopa® yoga therapy sessions tailored to meet your needs. I am specially trained in treating pain - including back pain and neck and shoulder issues. Yoga Therapy is more powerful than weekly yoga classes and moves you more quickly toward health and well being. My students experience pain relief, greater mobility, improved sleep, easier breathing, deep relaxation, increased flexibility, and a deep sense of peace.

Marie Bouvier-Newman 1099 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 401-305-3585 • Its-My-Health.com


Find joy, love, and peace with Ananda through ancient and effective techniques of meditation, spiritually oriented Hatha Yoga, kirtan, Kriya Yoga and more. Deepen your own spiritual journey in the company of friends who support your inner growth. Ananda is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and was founded by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.


Maria Sichel, RYT, CSYT 2155 Diamond Hill Rd Cumberland, RI 02864 401-305-5319 Maria@TimeForYouYoga.com TimeForYouYoga.com


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