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20 GREEN SCHOOLS RHODE ISLAND by Avery Mack

22 WHOLE-BEING WORKOUTS

Moving the Body Opens the Door to Spirit by Lisa Marshall

Release Trauma, Build Resilience by Sarah Todd

26 STAYING POWER A Good Trainer Keeps Us On Track by Debra Melani

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appy 5th Anniversary to Rhode Island Natural Awakenings! Somehow, 5 years has passed and we are going to print with our 60th issue. Publishing a monthly magazine seems to make time go by even faster than it does otherwise. I am writing this letter in August for the September issue to get to print while already thinking about what we will be running in October. I get dizzy sometimes with the “what month is it” syndrome. I have noticed so many changes in these 5 years, both personally and with our wonderful state. Imagine when I started, construction on the Iway had just started and now we travel it like it has always been there. There have been more holistic grass, and the number of people that read Natural Awakenings continues to grow. It feels great to think that Natural Awakenings may have had a place in growing that awareness. Our mission to spread the word about how to live a healthy life, on a healthy planet - it’s happening! Speaking of October, keep your eyes peeled for information about our 5th Anniversary party. We love seeing our like-minded crowd and wouldn’t miss a chance to get us together. The announcement will be in our October issue, which believe it or not is only a month away! In this month’s feature article “Whole Being Workouts,” Lisa Marshall explores a It’s an effective combination that can lead to simultaneous feelings of energy and calmness and just some of the wealth of options we have to get our game on. My favorite exercise has long been walking. It doesn’t get much easier than putting on the sneakers and walking out the door. A broken toe last month was an unfortunate circumstance that led me to not be able to put my sneakers on, and therefore not be able to go for a walk. I’m fortunate to work out with a personal trainer at Dexter Training Concepts (DTC) here in North Providence also, which I was able to do with sandals on for the last few weeks to be able to keep up with some exercise. According to “Staying Power” on page 26, 6.4 million Americans now engage a personal trainer. The trainer keeps me on track; it’s an appointment and a commitment that I don’t want to miss. It feels good to have muscles! The Peace Flag Project in Rhode Island will be celebrating all month long bringing their message of peace and coming together in peaceful celebrations. They expanded it to the whole month with the premise that peace is a big idea, and needs more than a day. Join us in celebrating peace, here now, and all over the world always. As autumn arrives this month I wish you all tranquility as well as excitement in the new season.

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Finding Balance with New Perspectives

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ealthy Haven, Rhode Island’s only all gluten-free specialty health food store, is marking its sixth anniversary on Saturday, September 21, with a special sales event from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at its Tiverton store. Customers can sample products from four different sampling tables, ranging from baked goods, snack gluten-free store in New England, and remains so today. Although Healthy Haven caters to those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy, its stock of natural foods and goods goes beyond the gluten-free. “We can accommodate customers with any kind of food allergy,” says owner Kathi Thiboutot. “We carry products that are free of eggs, dairy/casein, lactose, soy, yeast, corn, potato, nuts and are manufactured in a nut-free facility. Many of the products we carry are made in a dedicated gluten free facility.” They have a large frozen foods selection and a multitude of grocery item choices. New products are being added weekly. Helping those with celiac disease is the heart of Healthy Haven’s mission. The store has many cookbooks and guides to help those with the disease. Thiboutot schedules sessions, by appointment only, to assist newly diagnosed celiacs to understand the gluten-free diet. For those with food allergies or other issues, Thibourestrictions. This is a free service they provide for their customers. Location: 80 Main Rd., Tiverton. For information, call 401-816-5844 or visit HealthyHavenRI.com. See ad on page 5.

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he Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians (RIANP) announced the names of the new board of directors. Keri Layton, a naturopathic doctor (ND), has been elected president. Layton has been a member of the RIANP since 2008 and served as secretary from 2011 to 2013. She is in private practice in 5K. Layton will also serve as treasurer this term. Celeste Ruland, ND, has been elected vice president. Ruland maintains a practice as a personal trainer at the East Side Boston Sports Club in Providence. Marcy Feibelman, ND, has been elected secretary. Feibelman has been a member of the RIANP since 2009 and is now in private practice in Providence.

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onscious Dance of RI is a collaboration of free-form dance teachers and enthusiasts in the Ocean State. Its mission is to nourish and grow a vibrant conscious dance community that encourages exploration, creative expression, emotional and physical well-being, collective celebration and a foot stompin’, tail waggin’ good time. What constitutes conscious dance? “There are many nuances and forms, so ing every element of every form,” says Rebecca Foster, JourneyDance teacher and coordinator of the group’s website. That said, all of the forms/classes have cant proportion of “free form” dance atmosphere and intention; absence of alcohol and drugs; and most likely barefoot, though not necessarily. Current conscious dance opportunities around the state include Ecstatic Dance, JourneyDance, Contact Improv, Nia, Shake Your Soul, SpiritDance and Yoga-Dance. For a calendar of classes and events, visit RIConsciousDance.wordpress.com. To add a listing to the website, email RIConsciousDance@gmail.com.

weeks, individuals will gain knowledge about their relationship to the issue, how it operates in their life and steps for transformation and healing. “Journeying safely to the upper

issue or topic of your choice,” says Rossi. “Each journey will take you deeper into understanding yourself and your focus topic.” Dream incubation will be incorporated in the workshop to enhance and expand participants’ ways of knowing. She has an active journey practice and leads shamanic journey groups throughout Rhode Island. She has dedicated her life to assisting people in accessing and developing the skills for self-empowerment. She recognizes that people have the answers within; her role is to help them uncover those answers. She brings this to her practice, which is committed to facilitating transformation. Cost: $65. Fireseed: Center for Transformation is located at 194 Waterman St., 3rd

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slow jog around the block a few times a week can prolong life. The Copenhagen City Heart Study monitored 1,878 joggers for 30 years and found that 44 percent of these subjects are less likely to prematurely die from any cause than non-runners. Males and females that continued to jog regularly added 6.2 years and 5.6 years, respectively, to their average lifespans. It only takes 1.5 hours of slow-to-average-pace jog-

minutes of brisk walking a week can add 1.8 years to life expectancy after age 40, according to study results cited in PLOS Medicine.

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hree-quarters of American women are interested in changing their hair color, particularly to cover gray, according to a Clairol study. But other studies show they should be wary of most traditional hair dyes and consider natural alternatives. A study from the University of Southern California published in the International Journal of Cancer, for example, identimonth to be at the highest risk for bladder cancer. As early as 2007, the European Union banned 22 potentially dangerous chemicals in cosmetic and body care products, including hair dyes. In the journal Materials last year, British researchers warned of the increased cancer risk from toxic chemicals called secondary amines, found in European- and U.S.-manufactured permanent hair dyes, because they remain on the hair for extended periods long after application and can penetrate skin. Meanwhile, increasing demand by consumers for safer products has expanded the market for natural hair dyes containing henna, oils and extracts from berries and other fruits, plus vegetables. Many are now available at pharmacies, organic salons and online, including do-it-yourself recipes.

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dults’ obsession with antibacterial soaps, toothpastes and other personal care products may be making our children more prone to many allergies, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, in Baltimore, Maryland. While not the direct cause, researchers say such products may impair the development of children’s immune systems. In a study of 860 children between the ages of 6 and 18, researchers found elevated levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in children from households where these products were used. IgEs increase when exposed to allergy-causing substances like pollen, pet dander and certain foods. Urine levels of triclosan, an antibacterial agent used in soaps, mouthwash and toothpaste, provided the strongest link to increased IgE levels and increased allergy risk. Parabens, preservatives with antimicrobial properties commonly found in shampoos, conditioners, lotions and body washes, were strongly associated with allergies to pollen and pet dander. hypothesis” that society’s focus on cleanliness has actually prevented children from getting dirty and developing strong immune systems that are regularly challenged and strengthened by pathogens, say researchers.

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ould a simple yoga class ease chronic back pain? Yes, say researchers in two recent studies. Scientists at the University of Washington found that subjects reported a 61 percent decrease in back pain when practicing yoga in a 12-week period compared with doing

published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, to yoga’s physical and breathing exercises and how they increase awareness and relaxation. Another project, funded by Arthritis Research UK, showed that Britons with long-term back pain that took a 12-week yoga course reported 75 percent fewer sick days.

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Bivalve Farming May Purify Fouled Waters Scientists are investigating whether mussels can be grown in urban areas as a way of cleansing coastal waters of sewage, fertilizers and other pollutants. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has placed an experimental raft at the mouth of New York City’s Bronx River with long tendrils seeded with geukensia demissa hanging beneath it. The two-year experiment will test whether the ribbed mussel can survive in tions for cleaning up coastal waters all over the world. The idea of using bivalves like mussels, oysters and clams to purify waterways has been on the minds of conservationists and scientists for decades. If the creatures can absorb enough nitrogen from the polluted water, it will prevent algae blooms that deprive waterways of the oxygen needed to support life. and kelp in conjunction with bivalves to clean coastal waters. Source: E360.yale.edu

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Cleaning the Environment a Step at a Time Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer product companies, which makes Vaseline and Dove soaps, is doing away with a longtime manufacturing process because scientists and environmental groups are concerned that it contributes to polluting oceans. The company has decided to phase out the use of plastic micro-beads as a scrubbing agent in all personal care products by 2015. to as micro-plastics, originate from a variety of different sources, including the from textiles during domestic clothes washing, and the micro-beads used for their abrasive properties in a range of consumer and industrial products.

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Threaten Birds and Insects, Too Controversial neonicotinoid pesticides linked to catastrophic honeybee declines in North America and Europe may also kill other creatures, posing ecological threats even graver than feared, according to a new report by the American Bird Conservancy. It claims that dangers to birds and stream-dwelling and soil-dwelling insects accidentally exposed to the chemicals have been underestimated by regulators and downplayed by industry. “The environmental persistence of the neonicotinoids, their propensity tion and their cumulative and largely irreversible mode of action in invertebrates raise environmental concerns that go well beyond bees,” according to the report co-authors, pesticide policy expert Cynthia Palmer and pesticide toxicologist Pierre Mineau, Ph.D., note that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency typically sets guidelines for bird exposures using laboratory tests on just two species, which ignores widely varying sensitivities among hundreds of other species. Scott Black, executive director of the Xerces Society, an invertebrate conservation group, says that integrated pest management (IPM), which combines precisely targeted chemical use with other, non-chemical means of pest control, can deliver industrialscale yields in an environmentally sustainable way. To the detriment of wildlife, “[Our nation] has moved away from IPM, from scouting a farm, and spraying only if there’s damage,” he warns. “With neonicotinoids, they don’t do that anymore,” instead returning to indiscriminate blanket spraying. Primary source: Tinyurl.com/ABCBirdReport

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Green Schools Rhode Island by Avery Mack

day. They spend the rest of their time in reading or advisory groups. Free of a curriculum designed for all students, teachers can target the learning needs and style of each student who learns at his own pace in the technology-rich environment. School bells don’t rule learning at The Village Green. If an English lesson needs two hours instead of one and science can be done in 30 minutes, why not use the time that way instead of ule? The Village believes students need a new way of going about the business of learning. Although the school is mostly virtual, sports are available. Tests are given online. When the student has mastered the lesson, he automatically moves on to the next chapter or lesson. The school has a little or no homework, no backpack policy.

Aliens have landed in the form of recycled materials at Segue Institute for Learning in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Amy Resnick, sixth grade science teacher, wanted her students to be creative without the use of poster board or other standard materials. She shopped at Rhode Island Recycling Center for donated items. Imagination did the rest.

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tudents have done more than create aliens. The middle-schoolers have a limited green area but

The pre-owned desks and chairs were boring and dull so students refurbished them with the help of colorful tape in hot pink and black zebra stripes or rainbow swirls. The Recycling Club members found a brown wood desk organizer; it’s now striped with solid and print tape. An unpainted wood magazine holder is covered in a variety a new life via tape and paint but it’s an only trash but now see possibilities instead,” says Resnick. Many students want to help save the environment but don’t know where to start. Schools are showing them that small changes day to day can make big changes overall. Central Falls didn’t

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always recycle—a speaker came to talk to students about the “one bin” concept and emphasized recycling is new for adults too. In the coming school year, professional development meetings with school staff will show teachers ways to build the greening from school to community. Providence gains a new school when The Village Green virtual public charter school opens in September 2013. The school year starts with freshmen and sophomores. As those students move forward, the school will become a four-year high school. The building will remain retro outside but was updated inside. Although labeled virtual, students are required to attend classes. The class schedules are unusual with the use of a blended learning model that combines online and classroom work. Students work with teachers about 40 percent of the

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After a good portion of the day is spent online, the administration doesn’t feel students should be asked to go home and spend time at the computer. Instead, students are encouraged to unplug, be with friends and family, read for pleasure and enjoy themselves. Also in Providence, the Nathan Bishop Middle School was built in 1928. By 2006, it had been vacant for a year and was in poor condition. To demolish and rebuild would cost more than renovation and add a considerable amount to the carbon footprint involved in new construction. The decision to rehab was based on parental objections to demolition, the Georgian Revival the high ceilings that allowed for natural light, the systems that remained structurally sound and room sizes that


were in line with current standards. Architects were able to add modern amenities and sustainable design to save the features of the building while cost was less than expected. In 2009, the Nathan Bishop Middle School opened as a High-Performance Historic “Green” School Building. At the Greene School in West Greenwich environmental stewardship is an important part of student learning. Students, with the help of a teacher, built a waste and recycling unit for the cafeteria. A salmon release was part of a long-term research project for biology students. For a trail work design project, students camped for four nights at Tillinghast Pond—they also learned Leave No Trace practices (leave nothing behind, take nothing away). Engineering students converted a teacher’s car to run on vegetable oil. The car was shown at the 100 mile radius dinner presented at the school in June 2013. The dinner, cooked by the students, featured locally grown foods. The Greene School is an expeditionary learning school, which means interaction in the community and intensive, practical learning. Whether a child is in pre-school, high school or college, opportunities exist for creative learning of not only the standard subjects, but also how to live and work in a world of increasing technology. The best schools also teach students to be mindful to use the least and share the most.

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spiritually charged dance workout. Twenty years after the yoga craze introduced Westerners to the possibility that the two seemingly incongruous goals could be intertwined, the spirituthe yoga mat. It has spawned fusions ranging from Body Gospel, a Christian workout tape, and Jewish Yoga classes to triathlon programs rooted in Native American teachings and Buddhismbased running meditation workshops. In addition, creative instructors have been fusing body/mind/spirit classics like yoga and Pilates with hardcore cardio disciplines like spinning

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clubs now offer mind/body programming, according to the IDEA Health & Fitness Association, and the portion of classes dedicated to “mind/spirit” versus just “body” is on the rise. “The newer programming is balanced 50-50, rather than the 80-20 body-mind split of the past,” estimates Sandy Todd Webster, editor in chief of IDEA’s publications. At a time when, according to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, the number of people that identify with “no organized religion” continues to

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deeper self-discovery. “We have spent so long focusing on the mind and the brain… but that is not the whole story,” says Pierrat. “The somatic, or physical, expression of spirituality is the future.”

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t’s the Sabbath, a day of “Exercise can a sensual, full-body writhe prayer, and millions of be a powerful World Beat playlist picks up people across America are quietly sitting or kneelgateway to the pace, Pierrat leads the group through a funky, raveing, humbly communing the spiritual.” like series of dance moves with a power greater than aimed at “opening up” the themselves. ~ Chantal Pierrat hips and chest and someBut inside the Alchemy thing less tangible deep of Movement studio in Boulder, Colorado, the Soul Sweat faithful ing and some are dancing unabashedly, are connecting with their higher power eyes closed, lost in the music. Others in a different fashion. In bare feet, and are smiling broadly, making eye contact wearing yoga pants and tank tops, they in the mirror. The sense of joy and interconnectror while a slow, Afro-Brazilian rhythm edness in the room is palpable. “Exercise can be a powerful gateway to the At the urging of instructor Chantal Pierrat, they let their arms and necks go spiritual,” observes Pierrat, the founder limp, shaking off the week’s stresses via of Soul Sweat, a highly choreographed,

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The notion that intense dancing or a long run could spark what feels like a spiritual awakening makes sense to Philadelphia-based research neuroscientist and physician Andrew Newberg, author of How God Changes Your Brain tive “neurotheology”, he has for years used brain imaging technologies to study the impact religious or spiritual practices like deep meditation, intense prayer and speaking in tongues have on the brain. Exercise, he says, provides many of the same effects.


“God has created us with a body. Why aren’t we praying with our body?”

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~ Marcus Freed In addition to prompting a surge of feel-good endorphins, a highly strenuous workout is one of the few activities that can lead to simultaneous activaand parasympathetic (calming) nervous system reactions. “Normally, when one of these is active, the other one shuts down, but when people drive one or the other to a very heightened level of activity, there is some evidence that the other turns on too,” explains Newberg. paradoxically lead to an interruption in sensory information traveling to areas of the brain that control our sense of ourselves at any moment. “Not only do you have this great feeling of energy and calmness, but you tend to lose your sense of space and time,” he notes. Newberg’s own research also suggests that when people “surrender” themselves in a spiritual practice, the frontal lobe (the practical part of the brain that keeps our thoughts in check) quiets. He speculates that something similar may happen in the midst of, say, a marathon or intense dance, enabling out of the ordinary thoughts and feelings to surface. “It can allow for creativity—a blending of different, more intuitive ideas in ways you don’t normally mix things,” comments Newberg. So, is exercise able to only make us feel like we’re having a mystical experience, or is it somehow actually opening a channel to the divine? Newberg declines to go there, commenting that a brain scan tells what’s going on in the brain, not in the soul. Yet he has no doubt the two are inextricably linked. He says, “There are many well-known examples of intense experiences, like riences for people.”

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Marcus Freed is one of those people. He grew up in a traditional Jewish family in London, England, and attended a rabbinical seminary in Israel. Still, he felt that something was missing in his spiritual life. “I thought, ‘God has

created us with a body. Why aren’t we praying with our body?’” Freed says that Biblical text often references the body: King David, in the Book of Psalms, says, “Let all my bones praise the creator.” The Jewish Talmud refers to a rabbi that “stretched his spine with a prayer of gratitude.” Yet, Freed observes, the physical elements of daily spiritual practice have been largely forgotten over the centuries. When him. “I found a way to draw upon this incredible spiritual literature but ground it in the body, so that experience is not just in the head, but also in the heart.” Thus, Freed founded Bibliyoga, which launches each class with a Hebrew or Kabbalistic teaching, followed by poses that incorporate its The Kosher Sutras: The Jewish Way in Yoga and Meditation. The practice, now taught in cities around the United States and Europe, has prompted the birth of similarly religion-infused classes, including Christ Yoga, and the Jewish Yoga Network. “A lot of people separate things, saying they’ll get their spirituality from one place and their exercise from somewhere else,” says Freed. “I think they are missing out.”

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“Mobile meditation‌ trains you to have your mind be still when your body is active, which is how you are in everyday life.â€? ~ Marty Kibiloski interest in Buddhism, completely redeKibiloski prefers to steer clear of the word “spiritualâ€? (which he sees as somewhat ambiguous) when describing what he now experiences when running. Instead, he frames it as a vehicle for self-discovery, a mobile meditation that provides the intense focus and freedom from distraction that enables him to “awaken to how things really are.â€? He now leads the retreat that proved pivotal for him, drawing more than 100 runners each Labor Day weekend to the Shambhala Mountain Center, in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Participants learn to focus on the cadence of their footfalls, their breathing and their surroundings to, as he puts it, “move meditation beyond the cushion.â€? He remarks, “It trains you to have your mind be still when your body is active,

which is how you are in everyday life.� Triathlete Mark Allen credits his work with Brant Secunda, a shaman and teacher in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico, for enabling him to overcome negative self-talk and physical stresses and go on to win the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, six times in the late 1980s and early 90s. He notes, “In every one of my physical workouts, I also focused on training the spiritual aspect, so that when I got that chatter in my head, saying, ‘This is too hard’ or ‘I want to quit,’ I could go to a quiet place, rather than a negative one.� Based on their book, Fit Soul, Fit Body: Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier You, the pair conduct workshops around the country on how to strengthen both soul and body by intertwining both. “Some people think you are only spiritual when you are praying, but

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FUSION WORKOUTS Pump Body, Charge Spirit

Drawing newcomers eager to break a sweat while staying true to their mind/body and spiritual roots is the aim of yoga, Pilates and tribal dance instructors that are busy introducing innovations. Here’s a quick look at just some of them. Aero boga: This approach to yoga-dance fusion is designed for older adults that follow the bhakti yoga philosophy. Buti: Teachers of this 90-minute, high-intensity workout that fuses yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics aim to unlock the shakti spiral and release Piloxing: Created by Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen, Piloxing blends Pilates and boxing with powerful principles of femininity. Soul Sweat: Highly choreographed, yet accessible to beginners, dance movements are set to World Beat, African, Latin, hip-hop and rave music to enhance coordination, tone awaken creativity. Vinyasa on the bike: Conscious pedaling on a stationary bike integrates yoga principles of breathing, is happening in the body. YoBata: Fast-paced classes interta brief sets of high-intensity, fat-burning bodyweight or cardio exercises).

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hen a woman separated from her husband last fall, she tried hard to shut down her emotions. A 30-year-old working mother of two young boys, she felt she couldn’t afford to be sad or angry, even as she contemplated divorce. But something shifted when she began taking yoga classes in her town in northern Michigan. “It was my one place to relax and let go,” says Emily, who asked that her real name stay private. “I used to go to class, get into a deep stretch and cry. It was like my muscles were connected with my heart. My instructor would warn us that certain poses would provide emotional releases, and sure enough, the tears would fall.” People suffering disruptive changes —from losing a loved one to coping with unemployment or striving for sobriety— Lola Remy, of yogaHOPE, a Boston navigate challenging transitions, attests that yoga makes them feel safe enough in “The goal isn’t to make stressors go away, it’s to learn resilience,” Remy explains. “Irreparable harm isn’t necessarily the only result of experiencing stress. Even if I’m in a challenging position—like wobbling in the tree pose—I can see that I’m still okay.” The object

is to teach women that their bodies are strong and capable, giving them more obstacles off the mat.

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Research suggests that yoga can also be an effective therapy for people affected by some forms of severe traumatic stress. A study in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences that scanned the brains of trauma survivors after a reminder of the traumatic event revealed decreased activity in the prefrontal cortex—the part of the brain that helps make sense of raw emotions and bodily experiences. While shutting down the connection between body and mind can help in coping with dangerous experiences, need to have a high-functioning prefrontal cortex to organize the thoughts that come up and know that you’re safe in the present moment,” advises David Emerson, director of yoga services at the Trauma Center, in Brookline, Massachusetts. “Otherwise, you’re assaulted by memory sensory information.” Yoga appears to rewire the brains of trauma survivors to stop reliving past distress. “You can’t talk your prefrontal cortex into functioning well again,” Em-

erson observes. “But you may be able to do it with your body.” The study found that eight female patients that participated in traumacreases in the frequency and severity of their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. In a study at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, military veterans enrolled in a 10-week yoga course also showed improvement in PTSD symptoms. A paper presented at a recent International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies conference studied 64 people that had experienced childhood abuse and neglect; those that participated in a trauma-sensitive yoga course had a 33 percent reduction in PTSD symptoms. Two months later, more than 50 percent in the yoga group experienced greater freedom and were no longer diagnosed as suffering from PTSD, compared to the control group’s 21 percent. Yoga can also transform traumatized lives in other ways. “For many traumatized people, being touched intimately can be a trigger,” Emerson remarks. “Yoga may let them feel ready for physical intimacy again. Others have mentioned victories such as being able to go to the grocery store and knowing exactly what foods their bodies crave.” Emerson notes that such programs emphasize choice and individual empowerment. “The beauty of yoga is that you reclaim your body as your own.”

Spreading the Word

Once largely concentrated on the East Coast, trauma-sensitive yoga programs are spreading. Jennifer Johnston, a research clinician and yoga instructor at Boston’s Mind Body Institute, sees programs like these enriching our culture’s understanding of the physical and mental health connection. “In a country where drugs and surgery are often the remember that things like yoga can change our chemistry, too.” Sarah Todd is an East Coast-based writer and editor. Connect at SarahToddInk.com.

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tripping and shattering a shoulder, McGee helped lift her spirits, ease her back psychological dragons. “We worked her lower half; we kept her strong and her moods steady with meditation and yoga,” McGee says. “The physical therapist knew how to work with her shoulder joint, but not with the rest of her body and the rest of her life.” cant fear of falling” after the accident. “So we spent an enormous amount of time on balance and making sure I didn’t feel nervous.” McGee was able to help Duke pen to anyone that goes four weeks without exercising, reports Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal. Maintaining regular exercise can also in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.


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Three years after the injury, Duke can now hold a downward dog yoga pose and do a headstand. “I’m also running again,” Duke adds. “I’m signed up for a half marathon.” Richard Cotton, a personal trainer in

personal trainer in San Diego, California. “I want to educate my clients.” During extended periods, good trainers also revise routines at least once every four weeks to prevent adaptation, another problem that can hinder

people often get stuck in a rut and lose motivation,” remarks Blackie, who also adapts exercises according to bodily changes due to aging or other conditions. Long-term relationships also allow trainers to focus on the individual’s bottom-line goals, Cotton notes. For instance, “I want to lose 10 pounds,” might really mean, “I want the energy to play with my kids,” or “I want to feel more alert at work.” “Achievable goals evolve from values,” Cotton explains. “It’s not about getting in super great shape for six months and then stopping. It’s about creating a foundation for life.” Freelance journalist Debra Melani from Lyons, CO. Connect at Debra Melani.com or DMelani@msn.com.

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When depression is present, we often feel isolated and alone. A beautiful day can make us feel even more separated, because we sense that the rest of the world is enjoying it and we aren’t. An ideal way to sense our interconnectedness is to begin a breathing practice.

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ruminative chain of thoughts or a negative mood state in its tracks with one of many simple yogic breathing exercises called pranayama. Trauma, loss and the everyday hassles of daily life can create constriction in the physical and emotional body. As we constrict, we begin to close off from others. Some of us carry this sense of separation throughout our lives in the form of depression. Yogic breathing can begin to break through that wall of through which we begin to feel less separate and alone. A simple breath can give us a felt sense of our connection to the energy of the cosmos. Einstein once said that we are operating under the optical delusion of our separateness and that our separateness is lethal. When we breathe mindfully, that delusion dissolves and we begin to see clearly again that we are intimately and eternally connected to the energy of the universe and to each other. What is authentic within us is given voice.

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When we breathe consciously, we may quiet the clatter of thoughts so that mindfulness naturally arises. Try this simple breath when the busy mind needs a respite.

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This breath, jokingly referred to as Darth Vader Breath, is soothing to the central nervous system, even as it calms the mind and supports greater focus for meditation. To begin, inhale through the nostrils to the count of four with a slight constriction at the back of the throat, so that the breath is audible, like a light snoring sound. Exhale through the nostrils for four counts, maintaining the snoring sound. The breath is slow and deep. Feel the breath expanding the belly, the ribcage, and then the upper chest. On the exhalation, pull the abdomen in and up to empty the lungs completely.

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Stevia, a powdered extract of a South American plant, is the most popular natural sweetener, delivering no calories or blood sugar swings; 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar, a little goes a long way. Look for a product with no additives. Sucanat—minimally processed, dehydrated cane sugar juice—is a reasonably healthy alternative, especially to substitute measure for measure in baking. Because it metabolizes like sugar, it too will cause blood sugar swings; also note table sugar, have similar effects. vonoids and anti-allergens, and may even help lower cholesterol, according to a study from University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, in Germany. Maple syrup carries calories, but is also a rich source of

Certainly, high-calorie sugars trigger weight gain, but it may be news that calories from sugar act differently in the body than those from other foods. “Fat doesn’t make you fat. Sugar makes you fat,” states Dr. John Salerno, director of The Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine, in New York, Tokyo and Sao Paolo, Brazil. “Eating carbohydrates quickly raises blood sugar (glucose), prompting the release of insulin to transport the glucose not immediately needed for energy, to the cells,” Salerno explains in his new book, The Salerno Solution: An

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The number of autoimmune disease and thyroid diseases is steadily growing. In fact, experts state that one in 12 people—and one in nine women— has an autoimmune disease. That’s nearly 24 million Americans. And, it’s estimated that some 27 million Americans have thyroid disease, with more than half undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The following seven topics are both causes and contributors to the rise in autoimmune and thyroid diseases. – Free radical damage to mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, environmental toxicity (heavy metals), processed food (trans fats, sugar, etc.), electromagconsumption, toxic thought processes and unresolved emotional issues. This activates excessive immunological activity and impedes healthy cell performance. – Enteric Nervous Systemic activation of cytokines throughout the body that raise the immune system’s activity level, allowing more collateral damage from immune dysregulation (caused by overconsumption of grains, dysbiosis, use of antibiotics by people and in neuroendocrine regulation and neurotransmitters due to zonulin opening both the intestinal barrier as well as the blood/ brain barrier. heavy metals; chemicals, plastics, trans-fats, pathogens and biotoxins (mold, candida, etc.); toxic thought processes; and unresolved emotional issues, the damaged cell membranes monal messengers and struggle with free radical damage. Pathogens – Pathogens proliferate in a toxic environment. Their metabolic wastes are becoming more toxic due to their adaptations to EMPs (cell phones, WiFi, microwave transmitters, radar, Smart Meters and more), as well as from the increasing global nuclear radiation. Pathogenic wastes cause

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Traditionally heralded as God’s messengers, Angels have come to represent protection and spiritual guidance. These non-denominational intuitive readings are both empowering and uplifting. During an hour session, one may receive divine guidance about their life from the Archangels or the Dearly Departed to bring forth inner peace and spiritual growth. Sessions are digitally recorded and includes CD.

AYURVEDIC CONSULTANT AERMID AYURVEDA

Jessica Albernaz, MS, CAC Serving RI and MA 860-558-3988 aermid-ayurveda.com

THE ALIVE ACADEMY

Dr. Megan Istok, DC 541 Pawtucket Ave, Suite A101 Pawtucket RI 401-305-3959 TheAliveAcademy.com

COMMUNITY AYURVEDIC HERBALIST

Jessica Ferrol, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, PKS, E-RYT Community Ayurvedic Wellness & Education Center 39 Broad Street, Pawcatuck, CT Women and Infants Integrative Wellness Center 33 Valley Rd, Middletown, RI 401-323-4638 CommunityAyurvedicHerbalist.com Our intention is to bring the natural healing wisdom of Ayurveda to you, your loved ones and our communities. Through one-onone consultation, herbal supplements & workshops, our services are for anyone wanting to feel healthier, stronger and more content with life. Ayurvedic and Herbal Consultation services offered.

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HEAVENLY HUGS HOLISTIC HEALING CENTER

Gladys Ellen, RMT 917 Warwick Avenue, 2nd Floor Warwick, RI 401-935-8451 gladys@Heavenly-Hugs.com Heavenly-Hugs.com

CHIROPRACTOR

Karyn Chabot, D.Ay., MS, LMT 79 Thames St., Newport, RI 877-832-1372 karyn@sacredstonehealing.com TheNewportMassageSchool.com Ayurveda recognizes 4 stages of imbalance before a Western doctor can give a diagnosis. Using pulse analysis, Vedic astrology, and tongue analysis, I can gain insights about your constitution and current health conditions. This is a transformative, unique educational experience for people who are ready to create the life they were born to live. See ad on page 10.

Specializing in Pre-Natal & infant care, Dr. Maegan Istok also helps people overcome their headaches, fatigue, anxiety, weight loss resistance, thyroid/hormone issues, pain, with cutting edge & individualized care that combines a nutritional approach with traditional Chiropractic care to free up nerve function & rid the body of the interferences both nutritionally & spine related that contribute to your health conditions. Dr. Istok has been featured in "The Boston Globe" & in peer reviewed journals for her breakthrough approaches to health. See ad on page 2.

FIX’D HEALTH CARE

Dr. Thomas Kollars Dr. Esther Hersh 62 Franklin St. #10 Westerly, RI 02891 401-596-3493 drkollars@gmail.com fixdhealthcare.com drhersh.blogspot.com

Do you have a health concern? Do you really want to feel better? At FIX’D Health Care you can recover from trauma, injury, and chronic pain. We offer a variety of innovative and proven therapeutic techniques, tailored to the needs of each patient. Call today to make an appointment with the most progressive chiropractors in the Northeast!

MOBLEY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Belinda Mobley Briarwood Plaza 30 Olney St, Seekonk, MA 508-336-0408 MobleyFamilyChiro.com

BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT AQUIDNECK NUTRIENTS & WELLNESS CENTER

170 Aquidneck Ave Middletown, RI t3FOFSYDOO!DPYOFU

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DEPTH HYPNOSIS FIRESEED CENTER FOR TRANSFORMATION 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

ENERGY THERAPY TRAINING HEAVENLY HUGS HOLISTIC HEALING CENTER Gladys Ellen, RMT 917 Warwick Avenue, 2nd Floor, Warwick, RI 401-935-8451 gladys@Heavenly-Hugs.com Heavenly-Hugs.com/Classes Programs are designed to teach students hands-on energy healing modalities, professional business practices, and assist those seeking personal development and spiritual awareness. Training includes Integrated Energy TherapyÂŽ HealingÂŽ and Spiritual Guidance Workshops. Programs are suited for Individuals, Therapists, Health Professionals, and Personal Development Coaches looking to enhance their own healing practice.

ESTHETICIAN DIANNE COLARDO Massage Envy Spa 1000 Division St East Greenwich, RI 401-336-2900 MassageEnvy.com

Massage Envy Spa has partnered with Dr. Murad, of Murad International, to create four signature facials. Sun damage, acne blemishes, reducing signs of aging, or calming sensitive skin, we have a facial designed for you. Full consultation to ensure that you are receiving the treatment that is best suited for your skin care needs. Appointments are available 7 days a week, including evenings. See ad on back coverpage 15.

FRESH FACE SKINCARE CENTER @ AVALON

Debby Votta 1221 Reservoir Ave, Cranston, RI t'SFTI'BDF4LJO$BSFOFU My philosophy has always been that everyone should love and be proud of how their skin looks and feels. At the young age of 51, my skin has ward to sharing my love and knowledge of the skin care profession to make that happen for YOU! See ad on page 8.

KIMBERLY GUMKOWSKIÂ Massage Envy Spa 1000 Chapel View Blvd Cranston RI MassageEnvy.com

Rejuvenate your skin with a Murad Healthy Skin Facial customized exclusively for Massage Envy Spa. A knowledgable Esthetician will analyze your skin. Then, of Murad›s Three Step signature treatment along with a personalized home care regime designed to meet your skin care goals. Spring is the time to put your Best Face Forward. Facial appointments available 7 days week.

HUMAN AND WELLNESS CENTER THE ALIVE ACADEMY

541 Pawtucket Ave, Suite A101 Pawtucket, RI 401-305-3959 TheAliveAcademy.com The ALIVE Academy is New England's Only Human Potential Center located in Providence, Rhode Island. Specializing in: Biofeedback, Weight Loss, Thyroid, Hormones, Anti-Aging, Nutrition, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Acupuncture Facelifts, Cellular Healing & all other Wellness needs! Call today to book your appointment 401-305-3959 or visit TheALIVEAcademy.com. See ad on page 2.

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S.A.M.A. SCHOOL FOR ALLIED MASSAGE & AYURVEDA Karyn Chabot, D.Ay., MS, LMT 79 Thames St., Newport, RI 877-832-1372 karyn@sacredstonehealing.com TheNewportMassageSchool.com Based on a Vedic form of astrology, numerology of your past, present and future. Together, we can enliven your life’s purpose, understand why have met certain people, and determine events that may occur regarding career, money, love and health. Receive practical ideas for how to become healthier and more radiantly happy. See ad on page10.

HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER POSITIVE NEW BEGINNINGS

HEALTH FOOD STORE NATURE’S GOODNESS 510 East Main Rd Middletown, RI 401-847-7480 NaturesGoodnessRI.com

quality Natural & Organic Whole Foods, Nutritional Products, Body Care, Athletic Supplements, Natural Pet Care and Healthful Information in a fun, comfortable and inspirational environment. We are open daily. Please visit our website for a wealth of information.

HOLISTIC GUIDANCE CHRISTINE MCCULLOUGH, MA

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877 Broadway East Providence, RI 401-432-7195 PositiveNewBeginnings.com

Reiki, Meditation, Spiritual Counseling, Law of Attraction Coaching, Angel Therapy, Crystal Healing, Yoga, Massage, Acupuncture, Theta Healing, Psychic ogy, Workshops, Magick Classes, Weddings, Moon Ceremonies, Psychic Parties, gifts, stones, herbs, Room Rentals. Sunday ~ First Spiritualist Church of RI -Come feel the positive vibe! See ad on page 35.

HYPNOTHERAPY AND LIFE COACHING POSSIBILITIES HYPNOSIS CENTER

John Koenig, Board Certified Hypnotist 110 Jefferson Blvd (Suite B), Warwick, RI 02888 t1PTTJCJMJUJFTOV

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

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Offering New Solutions to Old Problems Linda J. Cole C.H 845 Oaklawn Ave Cranston, RI 02920 0GGJDFt%JSFDU Linda@OptimisticInisght.com Linda is a retired teacher/guidance counselor that has dedicated her life to helping and healing humanity through her various methodology and innovative holistic approaches. with a Bachelor of Arts/Social Science and Masters in Education/Counseling.

HYPNOTHERAPY AND LIFE/BUSINESS COACHING OPTIMISTIC INSIGHT HOLISTIC HEALING CENTER

Offering New Solutions to Old Problems Kurtis Lee Thomas C.H 845 Oaklawn Ave Cranston, RI 02920 0GGJDFt%JSFDU OptimisticInisght.com Kurtis is an Author, Motivational Coach, as well as an NGH Certisional/Personal Trainer. Kurtis is known for helping transform people’s lives and is often referred to as the human “Happy Pillâ€?. Call Kurtis today for your FREE consultation!

INTERFAITH MINISTER INTERFAITH MINISTER Rev. Natalia de Rezendes Slatersville, RI 401-766-8316 nathalia47@aol.com OneVoiceCentral.com

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

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MAKEUP AND BEAUTY DIANE'S PERMANENT MAKEUP & EYELASH EXTENSIONS

99 W. Natick Rd., Warwick, RI 401-855-4333

SHEILA M. FRODERMANN, MS, ND, DHANP, CCH

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Permanent makeup artist, Diane Slinko specializes in permanent eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. She works with each client to personalize the colors and shapes to enhance their face. Permanent makeup can take has a natural appearance! We also specialize in natural healthy eyelash extensions to complete the look! The end result... a more beautiful YOU! See ad on page 9.

MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE POLLY C. JIACOVELLI, LMT, CLT, LANA 120 Wayland Ave, Suite 6 Providence, RI 401-273-4448 LymphCareRI.com

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD™) can assist with cleansing and detoxifying via the lymphatic system, and help support the immune system, reduce pain, swelling and, perhaps most importantly, relax the sympathetic nervous system. Polly Jiacovelli has been treating patients with MLD™ for over 20 years. Find out more how MLD can help Lymphedema, Lipedema and is said to be one of the best holistic beauty treatments. See ad on page 12.

Bowen practitioner. See ad on page 21.

KERI LAYTON, N.D.

182 Gano St, Providence, RI Also at All That Matters, Wakefield, RI 401-536-4327 KLaytonND.com Naturopathic medicine at its beSt Diet and nutrient therapy, herbal medicine, NAET, homeopathy. Safe and effective treatments for men, women and children of all ages. See ad on page 27.

NATURE CURES NATUROPATHIC CLINIC

Dr. Cathy Picard, N.D. 250 Eddie Dowling Hwy, North Smithfield, RI t%S$BUIZ1JDBSEDPN Whole-person health care for the entire family using safe and effective natural medicines. Meeting your health care needs with homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition and biotherapeutic drainage. Focus includes pediatrics and childhood developmental issues including autism and ADHD.

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DRAGON MOUNTAIN ZEN COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL CENTER 50 Dunnell Ln Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-213-9784 *OGP![DDDPNt[DDDPN Old and new meet under the guidance of a Reiki 4 Shihan. Gain immediate relief from anxiety, depression, grief, pain, loneliness, stress, anxiety and general distress. Discover meaning. Individual and group sessions available. Most feel relief after one cover your life.

Anna Scurry, CNC 541 Pawtucket Ave, Suite A101 Pawtucket, RI 401-305-3959 TheAliveAcademy.com Anna believes in targeted solutions and nutricomposition. Specializes in helping people with: anti-aging, thyroid and autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, chemical sensitivity, weight loss resistance, digestive disorders, cellular healing and epigenetics. She overcame her own health conditions naturally in 2009 and has worked many others to help them reclaim their life and heal themselves naturally. See ad on pages 2.

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Dr. Marcy Feibelman, MD 295 Angell St. #5, Providence RI 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.

combines Chakra balancing with Crystal Healing in my Reiki practice, along with Spiritual Counseling and Angel Card reading. I possess a true desire to allow you to become a self-healer and develop genuine self-empowerment. Combining my spiritual intuition and life experience, I provide you with clarity and a deeper understanding of the steps required for your soul’s growth and healing.

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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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THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE INNISFREE BODY WORKS

18 Post Rd Pawtuxet Village, Warwick, RI 401-461-3788 InnisfreeBodyWorks.com Founder of Innisfree, David Walsh has been practicing massage therapy for more than 14 years. His hands speak multiple languages, and still he feels it all comes down to instinct and touch. His spiritual intentions and focus in deep tissue create a love for able. Call for yours today!

IT’S YOUR BODY’S SYMPHONY

2051 Plainfield Pike Johnston, RI 401-464-6100 ItsYourBodysSymphony.comÂ

From the moment you step in... You feel the difference Offering various therapeutic massage modalities, Reiki, Cupping, Facials. Your table is waiting for you! We are who you have been searching for all this time. See ad on page 10.

422 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 401-941-2310 villagewellnesscenter.com heartinhandmassage.com

A holistic wellness center featuring Yoga instruction therapeutic massage, skin care and hair removal, Reiki, Karate, Belly Dancing and Acupuncture. Located 5 minutes from the airport and Providence in Historic Pawtuxet Village. We believe in a hands-on approach to health. Our 9 massage therapists, acupuncturist, skin care professional and instructors will help you feel your beSt Online scheduling available at heartinhandmassage.com. See ad on page 24.

145 Waterman St, LL Providence, RI 02906 401-808-0837 catmoskow.massagetherapy.com

Certified Advanced RolferŽ 10 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI 401-725-4783 rolfing-providence.com A Rolfer since 1998, Simone LukasJogl helps people with chronic and recurring aches and pains (back, knee, shoulder,...), overall tightness and motion restrictions and general feelings of discomfort in the body. Her work improves alignment and athletic performance, helps prevent injuries and aids in emotional healing. Safe and effective for people of all ages, tailored to each client’s individual needs. Free consultations.

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RABIA MASSAGE THERAPY

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WELLCARE COLLABORATIVE IT’S MY HEALTH

Marie Bouvier-Newman 2374 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI t*UT.Z)FBMUIDPN We provide much more than products, services and education. We provide the tools you need to optimize your health in a comfortable environment. We care. See ad on page 37.

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TIME FOR YOU YOGA

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

YOGA AND HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTER ALL THAT MATTERS

.BJO4Ut8BLFGJFME 3* 401-782-2126 Info@allthatmatters.com AllThatMatters.com Choose from 45 yoga classes each week. Enjoy a variety of therapeutic health services. Experience workshops on yoga, meditation, self-care, selfdiscovery and the healing arts. See ad on page 29.

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Offering New Solutions to Old Problems

Cinthya Esquea Esquea Yoga 845 Oaklawn Ave Cranston, RI 02920 401-369-7600 Office 401-481-8875 Direct EsqueaYoga.com

strength and quiet the mind at the same time while enjoying the experience of yoga. Cinthya Esquea Esquea Yoga, Therapy and Fitness. Inc. For more classes and yoga events check out her website.

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