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

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elcome to the June issue of Mile High Natural Awakenings. Men’s Wellness and Father’s Day. One thing we all have in common is that we have a father. We are either a son or a daughter. Whether he is good, bad, absent, living or passed, I’m sure he did the best he could. So whether you’ve grown past a bad one, or grown due to a good one, I say “Bully!” to dads. My own father was a little of each throughout his life, and I know that I am a better man for those experiences. The other thing I know is that not enough of them read this magazine! According to a recent nationwide survey, up to 77% of our readers are women. That seems like a challenge to me! I challenge all our readers to help us add more men to the ranks of readership, because the information and education in Natural Awakenings is for them too! Put this magazine in your son’s, father’s, boyfriend’s, or husband’s bathroom. I guarantee they’ll read it in there. We’re dishing up articles he’ll love, like “Dr. Oz’ 25 Greatest Men’s Health Tips” on page 18, “Kayaking for Health” on page 24 and “Ready, Set, Grill Anything!” on page 11. But wait, there’s more!

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Prostate Health? Running faster? Snoring? It’s in there! Can you avoid the common cold and more with Vitamin D? Dr. Richard Thomas explains this important hormone on page 13. Are hidden allergies affecting your sports performance? Dr. Steven Schwartz will share his insights on page 24. You’ve heard of L-Arginine in the body-building mags; now see the info Rick Husted has put together on page 16. Has your favorite baseball player tested positive for HCG? So, what is it anyway? Dr. Jodi Winter is combining homeopathic HCG with healthy diet and cleansing to help both men and women lose weight. See her contact info on page 13. And men, if your confidence isn’t what it used to be, if you’re struggling to maintain your muscles mass as your belly is gradually getting softer and your sex life is, well, flagging, you owe it to yourself and your partner to see what Dr. Katia Meier is doing to treat “andropause” on page 16. Just because something is “normal,” don’t assume it is “optimal!” Men, you know that “zone” when you’re carving a sweet line at Loveland, nailing the technical section of your favorite mountain bike trail, or tapping that drive 250 yards straight up the middle of the fairway? You can explore your potential even further at the non-profit New Journey Books & Center in Arvada. You’ll see many of their free and donation-only events in our calendar or check out page 7. They just might help you find the “zone” more often. So listen to Dr. Oz, grab your...almonds...and jump into the June issue. Try something new. Because a healthier, harmonious you can be a better dad, son, competitor and provider. I hope that Natural Awakenings is an influence on you. Not as your father might be, but as a friend. One who believes in you, wants to see you succeed, accepts you just as you are and, well, just loves you, man.

In loving memory of Charles M. Zerbarini 1937-2001. Father, friend and fellow adventurer.

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he New Journey Books & Center will host a free lecture and book signing with Hay House speaker and author Dr. Steven Farmer, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., June 6. Farmer will discuss how to contact animal spirit guides for help with questions about careers, relationships and other aspects of life. Attendees will learn how to receive messages by using Farmer’s Power Animal Oracle Cards and his Messages from Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards, as well as other ways to seek help and guidance from spirit animals. He will also conduct a few random power animal readings with participants. Farmer is the author of best-selling books such as Earth Magic: Ancient Shamanic Wisdom for Healing Yourself, Others & the Planet, as well as oracle cards and guided meditation CDs. He conducts workshops on a variety of topics related to Earth Magic, shamanism and Earth-centered spirituality and offers private consultations for shamanic healing and power animal readings. Location: 7735-D Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. For information, call 303-239-8773 or visit JourneyBooks.com. See ad on page 7.

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hole Health Center of Highlands Ranch, a multi-modality healthcare center, has added four new practitioners to its staff in order to offer additional services. Naturopathic doctors Colleen Gagliardi and Jason Barker specialize in a holistic, natural approach to healthcare. Kayla Bennett, DC, utilizes manual chiropractic techniques, as well as alternative and adjunct therapies, to address health complaints. Board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), White-Eagle Perry, LAc, offers acupuncture treatment tailored to fit each individual’s needs. Each of the new practitioners is offering Natural Awakenings readers a 15-minute complimentary consultation, in person or by phone. Location: 9370 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste. A-10, Highlands Ranch. Call 303-471-WELL (9355) or visit WholeHealthCenters.com.

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ancy Hampton, certified birth doula and certified HypnoBirthingŽ childbirth educator, has joined Crowning Touch Healing Arts Medical Center. HypnoBirthing is a complete childbirth education series for pregnant couples. The first five-week series of meetings will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning on June 23. Cost is $295 per couple and includes a book, relaxation CDs and handouts. According to Hampton, HypnoBirthing eliminates the fear/tension/pain syndrome that causes long labors and pain. It also reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs, shortens the first phase of labor and lessens fatigue during labor. “HypnoBirthing empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for themselves and their baby and gives the birthing companion an integral role in birthing,� says Hampton. Location: 18425 Pony Express Drive, Ste. 107, Parker. Pre-registration required. Call 720-939-9654 or visit FearlessChildbirth.com. See ad page 17.

Authors Celebrate with Happy Dance

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onna DeNomme and Tina Proctor, authors of the girls’ motivational book, Ophelia’s Oracle: Discovering the Healthy, Happy, Self-Aware and Confident Girl in the Mirror, are thanking local supporters with a free Happy Dance on June 25, in Golden, featuring live music and special guest James Twyman. Released in September 2009, Ophelia’s Oracle has been recognized with 12 national awards, including two national Best Books 2009 awards, two EVVY awards, an Independent Publisher award and two INDIE awards. It was also named a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year, received the Nautilus Silver and the Mom’s Choice Gold awards, and tied for first place for the Living Now Gold Awards with Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a CBS medical consultant. To receive an invitation, contact Donna at 303-271-0510 or Donna@InlightenedSource.com.

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oothing Therapeutics and Encouraging Words at Crowning Touch Therapeutics are offering a one-hour massage and one ionic foot bath for $69 if purchased by July 31. Bonnie Baird, CMT, owner of Soothing Therapeutics, says adding massage and ionic foot detox to summer workouts is important. “Massage will help keep your body healthy and your muscles in good shape by relaxing tension, stretching muscles and releasing toxins,” she advises. Encouraging Words Owner Julie Donlon, a certified hypnotherapist, says the fastest way to remove toxins is an ionic foot bath, which takes about 20 minutes. “Combining massage and the foot bath will help improve overall energy, flexibility and focus.” Massage and ionic foot baths can help to relieve headaches, arthritis and joint pain, as well as aid in stress relief and digestive problems. Crowning Touch Therapeutics Healing Arts Center is located at 18425 Pony Express Dr., #107, in Parker. Call 303-805-2282. See ad page 17.

Isis Books Welcomes Wiseman

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ara Wiseman, author, channel and psychic counselor, will present a workshop, Writing the Divine, and offer readings from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 27, at Isis Books. Attendees will learn how to use writing to access divine guidance and to open intuition. Cost is $20. Readings by Wiseman will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 5 p.m. Cost is $60 for a 30-minute reading and $120 for one hour. Wiseman is the author of Writing the Divine: How to Use Channeling for Soul Growth & Healing, and Your Psychic Child: How to Raise Intuitive & Spiritually Gifted Kids of All Ages. An award-winning musician, she has also released three CDs with her band, Martyrs of Sound. Location: 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. Pre-registration required. Call 303-761-8627 or visit IsisBooks.com. For information, visit SaraWiseman.com. See ad page 22.

FirstLine Therapy Now Offered at Crowning Touch

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rowning Touch Healing Arts Medical Center is now offering FirstLine Therapy, a personalized lifestyle medicine program centered on therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) that include healthy nutrition, nutritional products, exercise and stress management. “This is not a weight reduction program, it’s a disease reduction program,” says owner Lori Perez, LAc. “While weight loss does occur, it’s only secondary to the primary goal of helping you achieve and maintain a healthy body composition to improve health, manage disease, feel better and reduce your risk of developing more serious conditions.” FirstLine Therapy is structured with professional supervision to help individuals establish realistic, personalized goals to improve health; monitor progress; learn how to eat and shop for healthy, nutritious foods; exercise in a way that builds muscle and gets rid of unwanted fat; and manage unhealthy stress. According to Perez, leading health organizations are now recommending TLC as the “first line of therapy” for treating and

reducing the risk of common conditions such as obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. Location: 18425 Pony Express Drive, Ste. 107, Parker. Call 303-805-2282 or visit CTHealingCenter.com. Mention Natural Awakenings and receive a 30 percent discount on your first visit. See ad page 17.

Zrii Ayurvedic Product Workshops

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hrough the month of June, Zrii LLC, an Ayurvedic products company, will host a series of free workshops throughout the Denver area to introduce Zrii healthy beverages and products, which are based exclusively in Ayurvedic healing. Attendees will receive a free tasting of the beverage product that has been endorsed by the Chopra Center for WellbeingTM. Ayurvedic medicine, known as the “mother of all healing systems,” is a 5,000-year-old medical tradition from India. It is practiced on its own and in conjunction with other healing systems including allopathy, homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga and massage therapy. The practice of Ayurveda aims to create dynamic balance in all areas of health. Healing is accomplished by using a combination of organic native herbs, fruits and minerals. According to independent distributor Michelle Cross, Zrii Ayurvedic products offer more than just antioxidants. Each natural ingredient is specifically chosen to complement the Amalaki fruit, one of the core health foundations in Ayurvedic principles, and provide a specific function to the body. For workshop dates, times and locations call 303-827-4673 or email MCross@AffirmationConsulting.com.

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recent UCLA study found that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) sufferers have temporary or permanent brain injury to the memory area of the brain, increased chance of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and smokers are 40% more likely to have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Studies also show that the average life expectancy for sufferers is only 55 years old. “This is a real health issue for people who snore and don’t know they have OSA, which causes them to stop breathing several times a night,” says Dr. Cate Vieregger of Vibrance Dentistry. “Most people know about the CPAP, but there are often compliance issues. A newer area of study and success is the oral appliance.” Oral appliances are made by trained sleep dentists and are comfortable, removable appliances that bring the jaw forward to open up the airway and help with snoring and sleep apnea. Vieregger remarks, “If you have OSA, you are 4 times more likely to have a heart attack, twice as likely to die in your sleep and have health risks such as hypertension, heart disease and stroke. You owe it to yourselves and your loved ones to check with your physician and have a sleep study.” Dr. Cate Vieregger with Vibrance Dentistry has been trained in dental sleep medicine and maintains a general practice in Greenwood Village. Please call for a complementary snoring/ sleep apnea screening (303)770-1116. See ad page 5.

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in Merage of Solne is announcing the grand reopening of her online green store, Solne.com, with a special sale beginning June 1. The website has been revamped to make it easier for shoppers to find and purchase ecologically-friendly products at the most competitive prices, claims Merage. “Our goal is to provide our customers with products that are sustainable, organic, non-toxic, and eco for the whole family. We look for locally-made products and try to minimize carbon footprint,” says Merage. The staff at Solne.com work through a 30-point checklist on each product covering raw materials, colorings, point of origin, and even the labor involved. Merage’s journey to eco business woman began in 1991 when she began experiencing symptoms of “chemical sensitivity” during the birth of her first child. “I got sick. I had severe headaches, digestive problems and virtually no energy. These symptoms made it very difficult to get through the day, let alone take care of my new baby,” she says. Doctors were baffled until one was able to help her with natural, alternative therapies. “I have researched more health-friendly paints, flooring, cabinetry, glue, furniture, cleaning products, cosmetics, body care products, and even clothing. I have come to understand how all these chemicals impact our health, how sick one can get by living in a world surrounded by these toxins, and I do everything possible to live naturally.” For more information, call Lin Merage at 303-770-3337 or email info@solne.com. 6500 S. Quebec St. Suite 205 Centennial. See ad page 8.

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globalbriefs News and resources to inspire concerned citizens to work together in building a healthier, stronger society that works for all.

Good Fathering

Dad’s Involvement with Young Kids Aids Achievement A study by the University of Illinois attests that fathers who change diapers and engage in a range of playful activities with their young children stay more involved as their offspring grow older. Families also realize positive effects on the youngsters’ academic achievement and social skills, findings that are supported by earlier studies. Significantly, the researchers found that when fathers build close, loving relationships with their children in the preschool years, they’re “writing a script� that determines how connected they are, and that script will continue past early childhood. Affectionate gestures establish and continue that involvement. “That can be as simple as a father winking at his three-year-old,� says Brent McBride, professor of human development at the university. In contrast, fathers who seek to establish a close bond when the child is older have a more difficult time because, McBride warns, “the moment has passed.�

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Communities Celebrate World Oceans Day June 8

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Americans Want More News about Health and Spirituality Nine in 10 American adults now get their daily news from multiple media platforms, including the Internet, television, radio and local and national newspapers, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. The Internet is at the center on how people’s relationship to news is changing; it has become increasingly portable, personalized and participatory. Today, 33 percent of cell phone owners access news on the device; 28 percent of Internet users have customized their home page to include news sources on topics of personal interest; and 37 percent of Internet users have contributed, commented on or disseminated news via postings on social media websites. The third most popular online news subject, following weather and national events, is health and medicine. The top three subjects people want to receive more coverage on are scientific news and discoveries, religion and spirituality, and health and medicine, closely followed by state and community news.

Millions of people annually gather at hundreds of events around the world to recognize the vital importance of the “one oceanâ€? we all share and support the present and future health of our blue planet. Last year saw 70 events in the United States alone. This year, the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss classic, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, adds to the fun. Individuals and families will join in kids’ art contests, photography exhibits, film showings, Source: PewResearch.org essay and poetry contests, treasure hunts, sleepovers and storytelling at aquariums, museums and zoos across the country. Fests will celebrate sustainable seafood, and local volunteer squads will tackle aquatic cleanup projects. Sacred Spaces Center for Spiritual Growth, We rely on a healthy ocean with Conscious Creation & Psychic Development a rich diversity of life to supply oxyZZZ6DFUHG6SDFHV$QG3ODFHVFRP‡$QJHO&KDQQHOHU#DROFRP gen, foods and medicines, as well as 3V\FKLF +HDOLQJ)DLUODVW6DWXUGD\RI(DFK0RQWK²SP millions of jobs and endless opportunities for recreation and inspiration. 5HY'HEUD5DH Because all the world’s oceans are 30+ Years Experience / Clairvoyant Readings / Medium, Angel & Guide Communication connected, environmentalists call for Grief & Abuse Healing / Aura, Pet, House & Office Healings / Classes / Church Services them to be treated as one ocean. Visit the website for monthly events, classes, articles and information “If you remembered who you are, you would have no fear because Locate and register local events at you would remember how powerful you are!â€? - Lazaris WorldOceansDay.org.

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Yoga Boosts Nutrition for a Healthy Prostate Heart Health R B healthbriefs

ased on prolific research, experts generally agree that diet plays a key role in reducing the risk of prostate cancer. They recommend eating foods low in fat, keeping portions of meat and dairy small and avoiding highly processed or charcoaled meats, while loading up on fruits and vegetables. The kinds of produce identified as having anticancer properties include tomatoes, papaya, cantaloupe, cauliflower and broccoli. Drinking green tea also helps, as it contains an active compound that prevents and curbs the progression of prostate cancer. In addition, various studies propose vitamin E, zinc and selenium as aids in reducing the risk of this type of cancer. Plant oils, nuts and seeds are naturally rich sources of vitamin E. Zinc is abundant in pumpkin seeds and oysters. Brown rice and whole grains supply selenium. Sources: American Association for Cancer Research, 2009 and Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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ating less and exercising more isn’t quite enough when it comes to pursuing or maintaining a healthy weight. New research from Northwestern University shows that eating at the right times helps, too. The researchers believe that eating later at night, when the body wants to sleep, may influence weight gain because its natural circadian rhythms (the internal clock that responds to light and dark cycles) also regulate energy use and prompt the body to burn nighttime calories less efficiently than during daylight. Source: American Association for Cancer Research, 2009

esearch published in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics supports a direct link between the regular practice of yoga, with its breathing exercises, stretching, poses, relaxation and meditation, and heart health. The researchers point to yoga’s impact on the nervous system, which regulates heart rate through the sympathetic nervous system that causes the heart rate to rise, and the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows it down. When the two systems work well together, they ensure that the heart rate is steady, yet ready to respond to external changes if needed, such as the fight or flight response. The study of 84 volunteers showed that regular yoga practitioners have a stronger, more flexible parasympathetic control, which helps them ease out of stressful situations more easily. The researchers concluded that this translates into the desirable qualities of higher heart rate variability, more resistance to stress and an overall healthier heart. Source: Inderscience Publishers, 2009

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recent study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention found that individuals who consume two or more soft drinks a week had nearly twice the risk of developing pancreatic cancer compared with those who don’t drink sodas. Pancreatic cancer is rare, but often lethal, because it is seldom detected in early stages, according to the Mayo Clinic.


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ood backyard chefs know the distinction between barbecue and grilling and revel in trying new tricks with their favorite tools while they cook up a fun feast for family and friends. Few, however, may know that the original barbecue, or barbacoa, was the term that Spanish explorers used to describe the meat smoking and drying methods introduced to them by native peoples in the Americas. Smoke originally was used to drive away bugs while lending a tasty flavor to their meat-preparing process. This slow, low temperature method of outdoor cooking still employs an indirect heat source, like hot coals, and cooking times of between two and 12 hours. In some recipes, burning Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified mesquite or wood chips adds a smoky flavor to the food; in others, it tenderizes it. Grilling, by contrast, uses higher temperatures and direct heat from flames. Cooking times range between three and 30 minutes and grilled meats rarely have a smoky taste.

Charcoal Choices

Lump Charcoal ~ A favorite choice of “green” grillers, lump charcoal is made of either natural wood (from trees or sawmills) or processed wood (from building material scraps, furniture remnants, pallets, flooring scraps, etc.). FSC-certified charcoal and coconut shell charcoal are good bets. Lump charcoal will burn hot and fast if unlimited oxygen is available, so it is best suited for grills that allow the user to control the airflow. Charcoal Briquettes ~ Briquettes are useful when cooking on an open grill or whenever airflow can’t be controlled. But avoid self-starting instant-light briquettes and lighter fluid, which contain several harmful additives. Note that most commercial briquettes consist of crushed charcoal mixed with some additives that improve combustibility and bind the charcoal together. The mixture is compressed into uniform, pillow-shaped chunks that generally burn slowly at a constant temperature, regardless of airflow. Be aware that additives in briquettes can leave a bad taste in food and even be harmful if not fully burned off; always burn charcoal for the time recommended by the manufacturer before putting food on the grill. A good lighting method begins with an electric charcoal starter or a metal charcoal chimney starter. Other igniting aids include natural wood lighters or lighter cubes. Cleaner and greener grills avoid charcoal altogether. They may be fueled by propane, electricity or even solar energy.

What to Grill

Grassfed Meats ~ The number one rule for cooking pastured meat is not to overcook it. It needs about 30 percent less cooking time than fattier conventional beef and tastes best if cooked medium-rare to medium. If cooking hamburgers made with pasture-raised beef, add caramelized onions or other moisturizing ingredients to compensate for the leaner meat. Chicken or Pork ~ Consider brining the meat beforehand to ensure that it is extra tender and won’t dry out on the grill. Submerge the meat in a mixture of one cup of table salt and one gallon of very cold or ice water for up to 24 hours before grilling. For a crispy skin, remove meat from the brine, pat dry and refrigerate for a couple of hours before cooking. Ultimate Burgers ~ Shannon Hayes, author of The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook, cites Loren Olsen’s “Tips for Cooking the Ultimate Hamburger.” Before placing over medium-high heat on a clean, hot grill (which may be swiped with olive oil), Olsen recommends preparing patties by gently pressing the center to create a small depression in one side to assure even cooking. But don’t press or poke the burgers while cooking, in order to preserve the juicy interior. Season with natural salt and freshly ground pepper. Leave the grill uncovered and cook to a minimum internal temperature of 160° F. For six-ounce patties, grill 2-1/2 minutes on the first side and 3 minutes after flipping for a medium burger. Toast split buns on the grill rack for the last 45 to 60 seconds of the cooking time. Hot Dogs ~ Choose hot dogs that are produced by sustainable meat companies and do not contain any fillers, byproducts or additives, like MSG or nitrates. Or, skip the meat altogether and try a vegetarian soy dog. Veggies ~ The key is to use locally grown, sustainably raised/organic fruits and vegetables. Natural flavors come through from produce picked within a day or so of eating, pre-empting the need for many seasonings or sauces. Just brush on some extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle on natural salt and fresh-ground pepper to taste to enjoy both favorites and exotic veggies straight from the grill. Vegetables don’t need the same high heat that meat does, so it’s best to cook them over medium heat toward the sides of the grill. For more information visit SustainableTable.org.

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n October 2009, Harry Palmer, president of Star’s Edge International®, launched the Compassion Project and outlined a simple plan to improve the conditions in the world. “Let’s increase the amount of compassion on the planet by placing 1 million Compassion Cards into the hands of strangers,” he said. The Compassion Card carries a copy of the Compassion Exercise, one of 30 exercises that can be found in Palmer’s ReSurfacing®: Techniques for Exploring Consciousness. More than 100,000 graduates of the Avatar® Course have experienced positive results from this exercise within the first twoday section of the course. As Palmer emphasizes, “The thing we have to solve is how to make care and compassion more valuable than self-importance and impermanent things. The ultimate solution is broadly awakening the enlightened mind   of spiritual consciousness.”

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The Art of Tantra and Sacred Sexuality

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your being, you will reach a level of empowerment of which most people only dream. Demonstrate how to be loving, sensual, and passionate, yet responsible. Show others it is possible to be fully alive in your body without compromising your soul. You are the Love behind, and beyond, lovemaking. Dr. Michael Mirdad will be conducting an introduction and workshop on Sacred Sexuality Saturday and Sunday June 26 and 27th at the Eliot Street Collective in Denver. For more information or reservations, call 303-447-8123. Email enlightensociety.org.

racticing sacred sexuality is about sharing and exploring an intimate relationship beyond the material body. It’s about sharing the dance that occurs between healthy souls. Afterwards, everything we do becomes an experience of union with All That Is. Sacred sexuality offers an expansive experience based on mutual love, acceptance, and authenticity. It allows us to itamin D—often called deepen pleasure and orgasms, and broaden our ideas of pleathe “sunshine vitamin”—is suring beyond, but not excluding, intercourse. It also deepens actually a fat-soluble hormone the purpose of lovemaking beyond bodily connecting to inthat the body can synthesize clude joining emotionally and spiritually with our partner. With naturally. Ongoing research a willingness to bring our hearts and souls to the sharing of our suggests that it plays a vital emotions and bodies, we reach new levels of Divine Presence. role in maintaining overall Contrary to most beliefs, the true practitioners of sacred health and preventing disease. sexuality are not obsessing on nor expecting intercourse. They Unfortunately, most of us do are using the act of sensual expression as a means to unveil themselves—on their own or with others—and are doing so with the most vulnerable aspect of their beings, their sexual selves. In general, there are four potential stages to a sacred sexual experience. First is foreplay, building connection FREE CONSULTATION and enjoying arousal. Second is intercourse, practicing some form of sexual pleasuring. Third is orgasm, experi$OOHYLDWH&RQVWLSDWLRQ‡,QFUHDVH0HWDEROLVP encing some level of release. Fourth is postplay, enjoying ,PSURYH7K\URLG)XQFWLRQ‡1RKHDY\H[HUFLVH the afterglow. 1RIUR]HQRUSUHSDUHGIRRGVWREX\ The practice of sacred sexuality requires the selfawareness and maturity to follow a few simple principles Jodi Winter, N.D. (with love and respect as the foundation throughout) and 'HQYHU7HFK&HQWHU to set healthy boundaries. 1. Safety–You must feel safe and supported at all times. ,QWHJUDWLYH+HDOWK,QFFRP‡ Safety includes never asking for, or engaging in, any sexual behavior that feels physically or psychologically painful, scary or unsafe. (QWHUWKH=HUR6WUHVV=RQH| DWWKH$PULW<RJD,QVWLWXWH 2. Responsibility–In the practice of sacred sexuality, you are the one who Yogi Amrit Desai decides with whom you share and in “You can’t change is a world renowned yoga master. what form. So choose well! what has happened, For the past 50 years he has 3. Communication–Once you are but you can change been sharing authentic yogic healthy enough to create safety and what happens next.” teachings and is the founder mature enough to take responsibility, it’s of Kripalu Yoga and the Amrit Gurudev (Yogi Desai) time to deepen communication. Your Method® of Yoga and Yoga Nidra. needs must be expressed (using words, The Amrit Yoga Institute offers Yoga Teacher and Yoga sounds, and gestures). Nidra Trainings, Quantum Breath Meditation, Ayurvedic 4. Trust and Surrender–Within the bounddetoxification (Panchakarma), and other workshops. aries of the above guidelines, you are free The focus is on experiencing the spiritual depth of yoga, to surrender to greater heights and depths accelerating physical, mental and emotional healing of loving, living, and being. Developing greater trust in yourself and your healthy <RJL$PULW'HVDL and harmony. decision-making (as well as your partner’s) SAVE $50 on any program with code: NAJN2010 are major steps on the path to living bliss. Visit www.amrityoga.org, or call 352-685-3001 As you learn to balance and intei n s t i t u t e Amrit Yoga Institute • Salt Springs, FL grate the spiritual and physical aspects of

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cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, arthritis and other conditions. The average Americanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s serum level is significantly below even the 40 ng/ml minimum. For years, the traditional medical community has believed that it is easy to reach toxic levels of vitamin D in the body. Current research does not support this view. It would take at least 6,000 IU daily in supplement form to get 98 percent of the population above 40 ng/ml. Even at doses of 10,000 IU daily, they found no person went above 200 ng/ml, considered a toxic level. Garland reported on studies which found that when vitamin D levels were greater than 30 ng/ml, breast cancer was more than 50 percent less likely to return. Maintaining vitamin D levels of 40 to 60 ng/ml resulted in a 67 to 70 percent reduction in breast and colon cancer, and a 77 percent reduction in the common flu and cold. Across the board for all cancers, there was a 35 percent reduction. John Cannel, MD, a neurologist, has reported on patients in a hospital, some of whom received vitamin D supplementation during the winter months. There were high rates of colds and influenza among the patients not taking vitamin D. Those who received the vitamin did not contract colds or the flu. Research has also noted that some autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, are more prevalent the farther north one goes from the equator. Sunlight may be the key here. Because sunlight causes our bodies to make vitamin D, daily exposure is helpful. You do not need a lot of unprotected daily sun exposure, only about 15 minutes maximum, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to note that the body does require ultra-violet B (UVB) rays to make vitamin D. The problem with most sunscreens is that they block UVB rays. Aim for short exposure between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., when UVB rays are strongest. Our bodies utilize approximately 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to get that much from food. A person would have to eat five servings of oily fish or drink approximately 10 glasses of vitamin D-fortified milk to get just 1,000 IU, and that amount is not sufficient to produce the needed serum levels of 40 to 60 ng/ml. The sun and supplements are much more efficient than food at providing the vitamin D levels we need to sustain ,QYHUQHVV&LUFOH(DVWÂ&#x2021;$Â&#x2021;&HQWHQQLDO&2 optimal health and reduce the risk of cancers, autoimmune and degenerative diseases, arthritis and other conditions. When calculating supplementation,

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re you wondering how to get a bigger advantage over your competition this season? Balancing the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response to seasonal stimulants, such as pollens, and making sure that your immune system can respond appropriately to foods and nutrition, may give you a positive edge on your sports performance. This can be accomplished by using simple, safe, non-invasive and drug-free advanced biofeedback and laser technology. Suffering from allergies can be a thing of the past for all athletes who are dependent upon a steroid inhaler or who suffer from food allergies from their protein shakes or recovery drinks. Many of the foods considered by adult athletes to be sports performance enhancers, such as tree nuts, peanuts, vegetables and fish, can cause the highest occurrence for allergic reactions. Biofeedback and laser technology can be used by individuals of all ages. This includes any of the 30 million children who participate annually in organized sports; particularly those who suffer from asthma, rashes due to seasonal allergies and food allergies to wheat, milk, eggs, soy and peanuts, foods all found in most sports enhancement shakes, drinks and energy bars. A lot of these food allergies are hidden and do not exhibit major inflammatory symptoms, rather they manifest in poor digestion, poor absorption, fatigue, slow healing response, decreased mental clarity and slow reaction time. The same scenario can exist for adults as well. The foods that adult athletes would consider to be healthy and enhance sports performance have the highest occurrence of allergies such as tree nuts, peanuts, vegetables, and fish. Allergies are simply errors in the immune system. These errors can create a cascading effect into all other systems and tissues in the body. For example, poor nutrient absorption from food allergies can result in premature muscle fatigue and cramping. Respiratory compromise due to seasonal allergies can result in lack of optimal cardiovascular conditioning and poor decision-making. Inflammatory skin rashes can slow wound and injury healing. Whether you are a high-level athlete, weekend warrior, or a parent watching your kids play sports after school, considering safe alternative methods of allergy relief to enhance sports performance is highly recommended. Dr. Steven Schwartz,DC is the clinic director of the Laser Allergy Center of Denver and has specialized in the treatment of allergies and chronic degenerative conditions for the past 10 years. The Laser Allergy Center of Denver offers monthly informational classes on Holistic Allergy Relief. Call 303-996-4663(GONE) or visit laserallergy.com. See ad page 24.

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localinsights with Katia I. Meier, MD and The Clear Sky Medical Team

“WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS A MAN“

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (HAMLET) Some men have told me, when nothing hurts, they deem themselves healthy. Unfortunately, they suddenly find themselves coping with unwanted health conditions. Great health is a product of on-going maintenance that includes not only good nutrition and exercise; it also means evaluation and elimination of risk factors. The hook is this: risk factors need to be tested, and if no one looks, risk remains undetected, thus leading the individual down the road to serious trouble ahead, which could have easily been prevented. Knowing how you can prevent health problems can be empowering to every individual. Many people are not aware that men go through “andropause.” The results are similar to the menopause women suffer when their levels of hormones drop. With men, the once so-plentiful testosterone production ceases to flow as usual. Low levels of testosterone take a toll on the man’s health and well-being. Medical research shows that low testosterone levels cause increases in the rate of heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Decreased levels also cause memory loss, decreased libido, and loss of muscle strength and bone mass at the same time that body fat increases. Health and overall quality of life declines. Advanced Preventive medicine is able to treat low hormone levels and nutritional deficiencies, along with the correlating heart and cancer risk factors, and prevent major health decline before it begins. Please, advanced preventive medicine is not for everyone; only those who want to stay fit and healthy should apply! If this describes you, and you are ready to do what needs to be done to enjoy a long and healthy life, please call Clear Sky Medical: 303-790-7860

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WHAT WORKS: Dr. Oz’ 25 Greatest Men’s Health Tips

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atients are among my best teachers. They’ve taught me how to communicate clearly—and how to live a better life. On The Dr. Oz Show, I’ve learned that once people are emotionally involved, change happens quickly, especially if they feel that their behavior is letting loved ones down. Large-scale change seems daunting. We want simple routines that we can automatically follow. Adopt some of the steps described here, which work for me and that anyone can do, and you will like your life more in just a couple of weeks. Plus, you’ll live longer.

1: Roll on the Floor Laughing Laughing not only eases stress, promotes social bonding and lowers blood pressure; it may also boost your immune system. So bring some humor into your life, whether it’s through friends, a television show or something else that tickles your funny bone.

2: Don’t Skip Breakfast Eating fiber in the morning means less hunger late in the afternoon, when you’re most likely to feel tired and gorge yourself on sugar. My morning dose comes from steelcut oatmeal, usually mixed with raisins, walnuts and flaxseed oil. An early start on eating also keeps

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your metabolism more active throughout the day; breakfast eaters are thinner than people who just rush out the door.

3: Hit the Sack Jay and Dave are funny, but they’re not worth the strain on your system. Seven hours of sleep a night not only helps you live longer, it also lowers your stress, sharpens your memory and reduces cravings for pants-splitting foods. Set a bedtime and stick to it. My target is 10:30 p.m. I record the late shows and then watch them the next day as I pedal a stationary bike.

4: Admire Your Work

Don’t be so trigger-happy with the flusher. Turn around and take a look at your poop, which speaks volumes about your gut and overall health. Poop should be smooth and S-shaped, like your colon. If it comes out too lumpy, or drops into the bowl like marbles, you’re constipated; increase your fiber and water intake.

5: Don’t Pamper Your Bad Back

Even if you’re hunched over in agony, spending more time in bed will only make a bad back worse. The latest research shows that bed rest weakens back muscles and prolongs the suffering. Married men with this problem may


suffer more than single men because they’re tempted to lie back and enjoy all the pampering they receive. The best solution is to get up, take a pain reliever and be a soldier.

older. With another person’s love and support, the inner aging associated with stress can be reduced.

11: Avoid Fad Diets

6: Taste the Colors

Foods with bright, rich colors are packed with flavonoids and carotenoids, powerful compounds that bind with the damaging free radicals in your body, lowering inflammation. Eat nine fistfuls of colorful fruits and vegetables each day and you’ll reap the benefits without having to give up other foods. Whenever I shop the produce aisle, I’m reminded that these foods are often more powerful than the drugs sold in pharmacies. My favorites are arugula and blueberries.

7: Brushing is Not Enough

If you plan to spend your later years eating more than yogurt and apple sauce, invest in some floss. No matter how thoroughly or long you brush your teeth, you’re missing a good portion of their total surface. That’s like washing one armpit after a workout. But the dangers of skipping floss go beyond hygiene: The bacteria that linger can increase your risk of heart disease.

8: Take a Deep Belly Breath

Do this anywhere, anytime. Push out your bellows and suck air through your nose until your lungs are full. They’ll fill with nitric oxide, a chemical found in the back of your nose that opens up blood vessels. The dose of oxygen will make you feel happier and more alert. This is my secret technique for calming down in the face of challenges.

9: Join a Yoga Class

Yoga is the most important exercise of my daily routine. Being surrounded by beautiful women in spandex should be reason enough to join a class, but if you need more motivation, consider this: Yoga eases stress, lowers blood pressure, slows heart rate and increases flexibility. There’s nothing mystical about it. Loosening your muscles will make them more adaptable, so you may be less likely to injure yourself playing sports. Sure, some of the poses may look ridiculous, but that’s for a reason. Yoga can reach and work muscles that are ignored during routine sports and daily life. My favorite maneuver is the sun salutation.

10: Don’t Be an Island

Ever wonder why women live longer than men? One major reason is that they form tight networks and actually talk about their problems. If you face life’s stresses alone, you will make yourself

The secret to weight loss is not to avoid carbs, fats, yellow foods, solid foods or foods that start with the letter G. The real trick is to lower your daily intake by about 100 calories. You’ll hardly notice, but it’ll add up to a loss of about 10 pounds in a year. Calorie restriction has been shown to lengthen life (in rats and monkeys). I cut back once a year to reset my appetite and taste buds. Healthy foods taste great afterwards.

12: Be a Smart Patient

Professionals can help keep you in good health, but the responsibility ultimately falls on you. Seek a second opinion before undergoing any medical procedure, because 30 percent of the time, that opinion will change the diagnosis or plan. Keep a written medical history and educate yourself about any family problems. You might even consider signing onto Microsoft HealthVault or Google Health, so your files would be accessible in case you find yourself in trouble away from home.

13: Lose the Beer Belly

Most men fasten their belts below their waists. It’s just another way of avoiding the truth about their gut. Grab a tape measure and put it around your body at the level of your belly button. That number should be less than half your height. For my six-foot, one-inch frame, for example, I need to keep my waist under 36.5 inches. If avoiding heart attacks and diabetes isn’t enough motivation to eliminate that gut, consider this: For every point your body mass index is over 25, your testosterone drops 3 percent, which isn’t very manly.

14: Go Green

I drink green tea three times a day. It’s packed with heart-boosting and cancer-stopping polyphenols that black tea doesn’t offer. These beneficial chemicals are lost when it’s fermented. Green tea also delivers a boost of alertness, but from a smaller dose of caffeine than black tea. Green tea can even fight dandruff, although only if you pour the cooled tea directly onto your scalp.

15: Sweat Until You’re Wet

If you can work up a sweat for just one hour a week, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits, including a reduced risk of heart attack, better mood and lower blood pressure. I like interval training on the elliptical, with 15 pull-ups and 15 dips after every 10 minutes. Your muscles

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will become more efficient, so you’ll have more stamina for more enjoyable activities that also work up a sweat.

16: Save Some Money

Most people rank personal finance as their number one stressor, usually because they feel powerless about it. Stress not only shortens lives, it also drives people to habits like smoking, drinking or binge eating. Keep some money in a special bank account, safe from your lust for a new television, and you’ll establish an emotional comfort zone with major health benefits.

17: Have as Much Sex as Possible If a 50-something man could have sex 700 times a year, the exercise and stress reduction would make him look and feel years younger. I wouldn’t recommend quitting your day job in order to hit that number—but what’s the harm in trying? The next time your loved one says she has a headache, tell her she’s literally killing you. It works for me.

21: No, Seriously, Grab Your Nuts

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men ages 15 to 35, but it’s usually curable if caught early enough. I strongly urge you to grab your testicles and check them for bumps at least once a month. Each testicle should feel smooth and slightly soft, and one should hang slightly lower than the other, like two avocados (which, in Aztec, actually means “testicles”) growing on a tree.

22: Hit the Dance Floor

Crosswords and card games aren’t the only way to keep a brain razor sharp. It turns out that any kind of dancing with complex moves is stimulating enough to give neurons a workout. Even the simplest moves provide some physical exercise. So don’t be such a wallflower on your next night out. As a bonus, dancing may help you with tip number 17.

23: Do Your Penis a Favor

Step on a treadmill. Men who exercise enough to burn 200 calories a day significantly lower their chances of impotence. That’s because impotence often has the same cause as heart attacks: blocked arteries. Your penis is like a dipstick for your arteries, so check it. If you’re interested in keeping it up later in life, lace up the sneakers now.

18: Know Your Numbers, then Aim Lower

Take the part of your brain dedicated to your local steak house’s phone number and reassign it to your heart’s vital signs. These include blood pressure (which ideally should be below 115 over 75), LDL cholesterol (under 100), resting heart rate (under 70), and fasting blood sugar (under 100). If your numbers aren’t ideal, change your diet until they improve.

19: Add Some Weights

Just 30 minutes twice a week spent lifting weights can build significant muscle mass. What’s more, working all that muscle burns tons of calories, making it a great way to lose your gut, too. Don’t have weights? Try lifting yourself: Pull-ups are the most valuable muscle-building exercises I do. Trainer Bob Greene pointed out to me that pull-ups work the back, pecs, arms and belly all at once. Because you’re lifting yourself, you’ll think twice before eating that doughnut, because you’ll just have to lift it later. A simple setup in a door frame is convenient and inexpensive.

20: Grab Your Nuts

Nuts are among the best sources of healthful fats and protein around. I keep a bag of walnuts in my fridge and use their massive dose of omega-3 fatty acids to boost my brainpower while I see patients. Half of a handful eaten about 30 minutes before a meal will temper your appetite and help you avoid the drive-thru.

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24: Learn to Cook

Do you think you know how much butter goes into preparing those mashed potatoes at a restaurant? You’re probably off by half. If you can cook, you not only save money, but also gain control over what goes into your meals. Plus, for most women, a man who knows how to cook is as sexy as one who stars in movies. I have trouble boiling water. Thankfully, I’m already married.

25: Some Pills Should Be Popped

The indoor life gives modern man protection from the elements. Unfortunately, roughly half of us are deficient in vitamin D, for which the sun is a major source. This crucial vitamin may aid in fighting cancer, diabetes and heart disease. I take a 1,000 IU supplement each morning. Dr. Mehmet Oz is a professor of cardiac surgery at Columbia University and a founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is co-author of the award-winning Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future and YOU: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger. He has frequently appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and currently hosts The Dr. Oz Show.

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This information-packed guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of any .AT!WAK?!UGUSTPDF0the animal world. By using the techniques in Animal Speak, you will discover ancient how to identify, meet and attune to your spirit animals. In Native American myths traditions, each animal, bird, insect and reptile has its own unique power and and stories spiritual significance. By identifying and tuning in to your animal guide, you speak of a can call upon the protective power and wisdom it represents to add to your magical time own energies of knowledge, power and protection. in which there This book gives you guidance and lore into the language of birds with four differwere no ent techniques for understanding how birds communicate and how you can commuboundaries benicate with them. In addition, there are examples of magical animal rites that you tween humans can incorporate into your life including shapeshifting and sacred dance. Full of and animals; fascinating lore and teachings, Animal Speak is also a comprehensive dictionary of a time when Ted Andrews animal, bird and reptile symbolism. humans and ISBN 9780875420288 Through this book you will recognize just how intricately and intimately animals underevery aspect of nature is woven into your life. Reawaken to stood each other and acted as guides the ancient knowledge of spirit animals and how to deterand friends to one another in spirit. mine their roles in your life. Remember how to express the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wildâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;tameâ&#x20AC;? had no meaning, primal self that still exists in your heart and soul. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time and Nature revealed the Divine in again to let the natural world and its inhabitants become your everything. friends, your teachers and your companions once more. The natural world and all of its Karen Charboneau-Harrison is the owner of Isis Books, inhabitants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; animal, bird, reptile and insect â&#x20AC;&#x201C; speak to us all of the time but Gifts and Healing Oasis. some of us have forgotten how to listen. When we know how to understand the meaning of an animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appearWhat do 2 Osteopathic Physicians, ance, characteristic patterns, behavior and movements, we can again awaken an Acupuncturist, a Movement therapist, a PA and to the ancient knowledge of spirit ani2 Massage therapists have in common? mals and their partnership with us. A perennial best-seller, Animal Speak is a wonderful tool in learning how to open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. For example, if you see or dream Integrative Medicine, in our oďŹ&#x192;ce, skillfully blends of a coyote, it is an omen to adapt traditional medical practices with alternative approaches. Our to your changing circumstances; caring practitioners are dedicated to thoughtfully and dreaming of an elk lets you know compassionately listening to what our patients have to say. that you are about to be recogThis is the key to truly helping you. nized publically for your ability and knowledge. Animals have many lessons for humans, but before we can www.cointegrative.com learn from them, we must be able to speak with them and understand what their powers are and what their symbology is telling us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about Health.....isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it about Time! TM Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of the natural world surroundColorado Osteopathic & Integrative ing us. With the information in this fascinating book, you will meet and work with Medicine Associates, PC animals as shamanic totems and spirits by 4901 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212 learning the language of their behaviors in TM Most Insurances Accepted the physical world.

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Healing the Root Cause of Addiction with Ayurveda by Linda Sechrist

Ayurveda means the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Science of Life,â&#x20AC;? a holistic view of keeping our bodies in balance by combining applied principles of yoga, meditation and diet.

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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret that individuals who adopt unconscious ways to escape from stress and conflict can often become victims of their own self-destructive habits and behavioral patterns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Conflict creates stress and addictions, like [to] alcohol, food, work, sex and drugs,â&#x20AC;? says Yogi Amrit Desai, founder of Kripalu Yoga. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Addictions are antidotes that provide a temporary escape from the stress-producing, conflict-creating reactions you have about what you are doing, where you are going and who you are with. Addiction, which is only an effect, occurs when you continue to use inappropriate external resources to reduce stress and restore a sense of balance, while failing to resolve the cause of the stress hidden in the unconscious.â&#x20AC;? Desai further explains how the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own homeostasis works to naturally regulate the internal polarities of tension and relaxation. However, when the amount of tension exceeds what can be balanced by relaxation, people call the unresolved tension stress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to recognize that most people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the difference between tension and stress,â&#x20AC;? cautions Desai. He observes that stressorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thoughts and reactions to our lifestyle, relationships, work environment and family lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are introduced through the ego mind. Emotionally charged thoughts and feelings of blame, shame or guilt then get metabolized into our biological body system. Stored in the form of toxins and neuro-glandular imbalances, these feelings create energy blocks that prevent the free flow of energy, or prana, the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-healing wisdom. Energy blocks may take the form of muscular tensions and weakness in liver, kidney and digestive functions. Gradual decline results in a progressive deterioration of biological processes and consequently can manifest in external symptoms of fatigue, fear, anxiety and insecurity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, when our thoughts are free from stressful emotional feelings, they naturally pass like clouds without leaving footprints in our biology,â&#x20AC;? counsels Desai, whose approach to Ayurveda is designed to solve addictions by resolving internal causes of stress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shift your focus inward to your inner source, instead of reaching for external distractions; go within to resolve

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any excess tension and all surface symptoms will begin to erode,â&#x20AC;? advises Desai, who points out that addictions prevent us from connecting to the innermost core of our being. With the release of unconscious, stress-producing conflicts, an individual naturally becomes more securely established in their core self; thus, their life force is freed to activate and accelerate the power of pranic healing. Ayurveda, a holistic health system and sister science of yoga, works from the outside in; yoga works from the inside out. Yoga physically initiates an unfolding of the spirit and a consequent transformation. Ayurveda initiates the same process, beginning with in-depth purification of body and mind. Ayurvedic treatments such as diet, nutritional herbs and an herbal detoxification process known as panchakarma, as well as meditation, not only work hand-in-hand to create a shift on a physical level, they also remove unconscious blocks that create chronic stress. Desaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approaches to yoga and ayurvedic treatments are focused on working on subtle pranic levels of healing. Ayurvedic treatments are geared towards restoring energetic balance, according to an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physical and psychological constitution, which are considered to be interrelated and interactive. Healthful herbs and recommended lifestyle changes are precisely tailored to an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary psycho-physiological constitutional typeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;vata, which controls movement; pitta, which rules metabolism; or kapha, which controls structure. This approach determines an effective program of diet, exercise and other regular measures vital for maintaining inner balance and reducing stress. Desaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amrit Yoga Institute combines ayurvedic treatments with the practice of Amrit yoga, yoga nidra (a form of meditation) and quantum breath meditation to create harmony, balance and union and to connect individuals with their inner source of integration. This works to restore a natural balance, preventing people from being the victim of stress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Relaxing in a zero stress zone helps to dismantle the preprogrammed self-image, phobias, addictions and stress-creating conflicts that lie beyond any mental or intellectual approach,â&#x20AC;? Desai explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you join yoga with Ayurveda, you have the combined power of body and soul, a powerful synergy for healing and recovery from addictions,â&#x20AC;? which he refers to as unwanted weeds. An analogy is that while Western medicine fights weeds with herbicides, ayurvedic treatments cleanse and rejuvenate the body, mind and consciousness, thus â&#x20AC;&#x153;keeping the soil inhospitable for weeds to grow in.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spirit, representing our core self, and the energy body, through which our spirit manifests, are eternal and insepa-

rably one,â&#x20AC;? concludes Desai, who clarifies that the visible physical body is an extension of the invisible energy body. In the release of blockages and the purifying of the body, we are linked to our invisible presence, oneness. We enter the domain of divine presence and grace, which initiates spontaneous healing. In this domain the doer, the ego mind, disappears and â&#x20AC;&#x153;the presence performs the miracle.â&#x20AC;? For more information on Ayurveda and the Amrit Yoga Institute, visit AmritYoga.org or call 352-685-3001.

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or years, much media coverage of kayaking has characterized it as a young person’s adrenaline sport. Lately, the focus has changed to encompass a wider audience by spreading the word on sea kayaking, day-touring and recreational paddling. Now, enthusiasts of all ages and from all walks of life are on the water, communing with nature, exploring lake systems and even kayaking among whales. Thus, more people are becoming aware of kayaking’s multifaceted health benefits, which typically include a harmonizing effect on mind, body and spirit.

Tone and Strengthen Core Muscles Contrary to what many believe, kayaking does not demand aggressive arm action or upper body strength. The biomechanics of stroke efficiency are readily achieved through coordination between the paddler, paddle, boat and water. Power for propelling the kayak comes from the paddler’s core muscles and is primarily achieved through torso

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rotation; this engages the larger, more powerful, back and abdominal muscles. It makes sense that toning the core muscles helps to alleviate lower back pain often associated with middle age. The forward stroke also draws power from the lower body, which is why it’s important to have a firm foot brace system in the kayak; as the paddler uses his right arm to draw the right paddle blade through the water, he pushes with the corresponding foot, which transfers that energy from the lower body through the upper portion of the stroke. At the same time, his left arm bends and pushes out from the shoulder towards the bow of the kayak, providing each stroke an added kick of thrust. Thus, kayaking becomes an all-encompassing workout. Whether to help maintain a high level of fitness or indulge in more relaxed “lily dipping” on nature’s ponds, using proper techniques makes kayaking both enjoyable and physically beneficial.


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Experience shows that the rhythmic movements of paddling help keep the joints fluid while increasing overall flexibility and balance. Water provides a natural resistance and paddlers make use of this basic workout principle to maintain bone density and boost metabolism. Of course, burning extra calories functions as an aid to weight loss, which in turn relieves stress on joints, as well. Advances in equipment, such as lighter paddles with narrower blades and ergonomic shafts, help to maximize efficiency and offset the effects of the repetitive motions of paddling.

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Mental Benefits Most people in today’s fast-paced, high-tech world are looking for ways to relieve stress associated with their busy lives. For those seeking greater adventure, kayaking can be elevated to offer the challenges of expedition travel. Those seeking the solace of softer adventure revel in gliding through secluded lakes and hearing unforgettable bird calls. Always, kayaking can serve as a meditative, environmentally friendly water sport alternative that everyone can enjoy.

Social Benefits Kayaking clubs and paddling centers provide opportunities to meet and mingle with kindred spirits who share a healthy respect for nature. It’s often considered to be a leisurely social activity and a preferred, environmentally conscious way to feel at one with nature. Paddling, a necessary means of transportation for native peoples and explorers in the Americas, is today a pleasant and healthy way to integrate with history, heritage, nature and geography. Christine Showler, owner of Frontenac Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Centre, in Ontario, Canada, is happy to answer questions about the benefits of kayaking. Call 613-376-6220 and visit http:// Frontenac-Outfitters.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1 Somatics Movement Therapy – 5:30pm. Somatics are simple movements that release tight muscles. Contracted muscles become unconscious and can’t be relaxed. Somatics, aka Modern Man’s Yoga, relaxes these muscles, often quickly. Find freedom, strength and control. 5 wks. $40-45. 4005 Kipling St, Wheatridge. Info: 303-233-1293 or Ci.Wheartridge.co.us.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 Low Cost Spay/Neuter for Cats – 7:30am. First come, first served. Denver Dumb Friends League Lulu Mobile. Sponsored by Hero’s Pets. $25, includes rabies and distemper vaccination (if needed), an ear cleaning and a nail trimming (cost does not include blood work). Info call Dumb Friends League 303-751-5772 x7276. Surgeries will be performed at Hero’s Pets (in the Lulu Mobile surgery van), 8086 W Bowles Ave, Unit N, Littleton. 303-972-1926. HerosPets@gmail.com. HerosPets.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3 American Holistic Nurses Assoc Conference – Jun 3-6. 8am-8pm. AHNA’s 30th Annual Conference “Re-Visioning Environment: Creating a Habitat for Healing.” Discover unique ways to enrich one’s practice, teaching and life through the creation of caring/healing environments. Collaborate with hundreds of holistic nurses in Colorado Springs. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S Circle, Colorado Springs. Info and cost: 800-278-2462 or AHNA.org. Backpacking Basics – 7pm. In this show-and-tell session REI will take the mystery out of backpacking. Learn the basics of backpacking gear, including how to choose the right pack and select the proper clothing and footwear to stay comfortable. No experience necessary. Free. Denver REI, 1416 Platte St, Denver. REI.com. Student Space & Energetic Boundaries Class – 7-8:30pm. Want EB tools? Learn them in the first six classes for $25/ class. Got tools (completed EB class)? Guided by Rev. DebraRae, create one’s space, run one’s energy, work energetic dynamics, create mock-ups and trade healings. $10. Sacred Spaces, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4 Maps, Compasses & Orienteering – 1pm. The U.S. Geological Survey hosts a free map, compass and orienteering class at the REI Denver Flagship store in the map department on the first floor. Free. Denver REI, 1416 Platte St, Denver. REI.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 Broomfield Trail Adventure/2010 Children’s Wellness Event – 8am. Broomfield Trail Adventure and 2010 Children’s Wellness Event have partnered to present, Follow the Trail to Family Wellness, sponsored by the City and County of Broomfield and Healthy Learning Paths. Families choose from a 6-mi bike loop, or walk a 1- or 3-mi loop on new trails in Anthem neighborhood. Anthem Highlands Parkside Community Center, Broomfield. HealthyLearningPaths.org. Celebrate National Trails Day: Colorado Mtn Club – 8am. Build, repair and give back to our favorite trails. Clear Creek Ranger District. ST18@REI.com. REI.com. Psychic Gallery with Tiffany Johnson – 2-4 pm. Communicate with one’s Spirit Guides to bring one comfort, messages and wisdom. Tiffany Johnson has been featured on A&E, TLC, Biography, VH1, CW,

Fox, NBC, and CBS. $35. Isis Books & Gifts, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood. IsisBooks.com. Yoga and Vegan “Ice Cream” Workshop – 2-4pm. Curious about the different types of yoga? Ever wonder which one is right for you? Learn about Kundalini yoga in this informative and fun workshop. Move your body, let go of stress, relax, meditate and enjoy homemade coconut-milk frozen dessert. $25. Breathe Yoga, Cycle, Art, 2033 E Colfax Ave, Denver. 720-480-5857. Ovarian Cancer 5K Run/Walk – 5:30-7:30pm. The mission of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) is to promote awareness about ovarian cancer through advocacy, education and support. COCA is a partner member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA). $30. City Park, Denver. Register online: ColoradoOvarianCancer.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival 2010 – 6am. All of the rides start and finish at The Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. After a day in the saddle, plan to stick around for the Party at the Rock post-ride picnic and cycling expo. Can only register by mail or online. There will be no walk-in registration at participating bike shops. Douglas County Fairgrounds. REI.com. Experience the Healing of the Divine – 10am-12pm. Experience the healing of the Divine at our monthly healing rite. Witness as we invoke the power of the Divine Feminine, the Angels, and the elements to bring healing to one’s body, mind, and soul. Special healing requests are accepted at the door. Our special no-touch Ruach Healing technique will be provided afterward. Sponsored by The Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn’s Sanctuary of Thoth-Hermes in Denver. Free. Isis Books & Gifts, 2775 South Broadway, Englewood. IsisBooks.com. Canine Toenail Trimmings – 12-2pm. Trimmings by Groomer, Kelly Rees at Hero’s Pets. $10, appt preferred. 8086 W Bowles Ave, Unit N, Littleton. 303-972-1926. HerosPets@gmail.com. Dr. Steven Farmer Gathering and Book Signing – 1-2:30pm. Learn how to contact one’s animal spirit guides for help with important questions one has about one’s career, relationships or any other aspect of one’s life. Learn about Power Animal Oracle Cards and ways to seek help and guidance from spirit animals. Book signings after the talk. Free. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773. Access Your Angels and Spirit Guides with Tiffany Johnson – 2-4 pm. For all those that are looking for easy, tangible ways to open up psychically to one’s guides, angels and subtle energies around us. Not only will we work to define different psychic abilities, but you will also be given specific, easy-to-follow directions on how to “tune in.”This is a participatory class with handouts provided for reference. $35. Isis Books & Gifts, 2775 South Broadway, Englewood. IsisBooks.com. Peace and Healing Meditation – 4:15pm. Radiate peace and healing to oneself and the world during an hour of toning and meditation. Take an hour of one’s day to de-stress, relieve anxiety, decrease anger, increase gratitude and health. Donation. 8 E First Ave, Ste 103, Denver. 303-668-2358.

MONDAY, JUNE 7 A Fresh Start Group Cleanse – 6-7:30pm. Confused about which cleanse to do? Will it work? Is it safe? Why cleanse? It’s time to get professional coaching from acupuncturist Beth Kearns. She’ll evaluate one’s situation and design a program. $65. 10576 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. BethKearns.com.

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Bike Maintenance Class: Tubes, Tires and Wheels – 6:30-8:30pm. REI is offering a 5-Day Bike Maintenance Class series. Try one or them all. Day 1: learn to repair a flat, true a wheel and other basic mechanical skills. Registration required; space limited. $30/member, $35/ nonmember. Englewood REI, 9637 E County Line Rd, Englewood. 303-858-1726. REI.com.

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Parent Event for ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia – 12pm. Brain Balance Achievement Centers are for families with children struggling with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Aspergers, PDD and OCD. We will be talking about what is happening in the brains of our children, why this is happening and how the Brain Balance Program works to make corrections in the brain. Free. 1211 Avery St, Golden. 303-278-1780.

AsianFest – June 13 and 14. Food, performances, sports, martial arts, culture exhibits, marketplace, health pavilion, fashion show, job fair and more. Mountain Range High School, Westminster. 303-920-3790. TheHmongFoundation.com.

Triathlon Basics – 7pm. At first, the thought of participating in a triathlon can seem a little daunting. Let REI and Practical Coaching help one learn what one needs to know to make this the year to “try a tri.” Free. Englewood REI, 9637 E County Line Rd, Englewood. 303-858-1726. REI.com. Drala Discussion – 7pm. Bill Scheffel will lead a discussion on Drala. Drala is a Tibetan word which means “beyond aggression.” Drala is the potential to communicate deeply (one could say “sacredly”) with life. Sherpa’s Restaurant Boulder. $15 includes Chai. http://www.enlightensociety.org/

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 CEC’s “Rebel with a Cause” Gala – 5:30pm. With more than 400 attendees, CEC’s Rebel with a Cause is one of the largest annual events for the environmental community in Colorado. This year’s “Rebel” is Terry Tempest Williams, an author and passionate advocate for the preservation of the American Western wilderness. $100-150. 101 13th St, Denver. 303-405-6717. Animal Communication –7-8:30pm. Instructor: Lorraine May. $25 by June 2; $30 after June 2. Info, Classes and Events: 303-239-0382, MishaMayFoundation@ gmail.com or MishaMayFoundation.org. Open Door Reading Space – 7-8:30pm. In a group setting, Rev. DebraRae will clairvoyantly answer questions, provide medium communication, channel one’s guides/ angels or provide communication from one’s animal companions. June: Medium Communication; July: Pet Healing Clinic. $20. Sacred Spaces Center, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200. SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 10 Denver Metro Holistic Moms Network Monthly Meeting – 6:30pm. Francesca Starr, PhD, LPC presents the second in a series: Looking at Our Selves: The Foundation for a Healthy Relationship w/Your Child. Free. Denver Waldorf School, 940 Fillmore St, Denver. 720-810-5593. HolisticMoms.org. How to Climb a 14’er/High Altitude Hikes – 7pm. The basic essentials and know-how to tackle the Colorado giants, the 14,000-foot peaks (14’er). Learn about food, equipment, training, weather and safety considerations. Free. Englewood REI, 9637 E County Line Rd, Englewood. 303-858-1726. REI.com. Open Door Reading Space – 7-8:30pm. See Jun 9 listing. Sacred Spaces Center, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200. SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com. Outdoor Movies at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield – 7pm, gates open; movie begins at dusk. Features entertainment from the silver screen for every member of the family with the Colorado foothills as a backdrop. Grassy amphitheater. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. $5/adults, seniors and children; $4/ members; free/children 3 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online beginning May 10 and at each event. Located at 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd, just south of C-470 on Wadsworth Blvd, Littleton. Schedule: BotanicGardens.org/Content/Outdoor-Movies.

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EFT Practice Group – 6-7:30pm. A practice group for people with a basic understanding of Emotional Freedom Technique. If don’t know EFT, there are easy ways to learn, including classes in July. $10 donation. Location and Info: 303-955-7532.

Beti Bike Bash – All day. Team Yeti Beti is encouraging all women that mountain bike to come out for the Beti Bike Bash. For all women mountain bikers, from the first timer to the seasoned professional. Bear Creek Lake, Denver. More info: 303-320-3282 or OutdoorDivas.com. National Get Outdoors Day – All day. Bring the family for a fun-filled day of outdoor adventure, food, music and prizes. Free. 17th Ave and York St, Denver. Colorado.com/Events. Meditation for Living Accelerated Program – 9am1pm. Attend this weekend seminar and bring the benefits of meditation into one’s life. Experience one’s natural clairvoyant abilities. Topics include Grounding, Opening and clearing the 6th Chakra, releasing pain, manifesting goals and much more. $140. 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. 303-210-3752. Psychological Health for Psychics – 10am-12:30pm. Designed for individuals who plan to do readings professionally, but all are welcome to attend. Take a psychological health inventory and assess what steps need to take to support one’s psychological health. Receive a hypnosis CD. $25. Isis Books & Gifts, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood. IsisBooks.com. Canine Massage – 11am-4pm. Naturally treat one’s old, tired, rundown, injured, recovering or just plain loved dog with a safe and effective massage and aromatherapy treatment. Sessions last about an hour, depending on how long one’s dog wants it to last. Appt preferred. $45/small dogs; $55/large dogs. Hero’s Pets (Planetary & Ecologically Trusted Supplies), 8086 W Bowles Ave, Unit N, Littleton. 303-972-1926. HerosPets.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 13 Athena Fair – 11am-5pm. Rev. DebraRae, Sacred Spaces, will be available for readings and healings, including Q&A; Medium, Guide/Angel Communication; Next Steps; Spiritual Path; Agreements; Grief/Abuse Healing; Soul Purpose and Ascension Information/Update. $5. Ramada Inn, 10 E 120th Ave, Northglenn. 303-365-0200. Open House: Center of Well-Being & Estara Wellness – 11am-6pm. Free demos: chair massage; microdermabrasion; laser; Meso-American massage with Reiki/sound healing/aromatherapy; EFT and Law of Attraction; Reiki and mental clearing. Silent auction, all proceeds to community service. Refreshments/hourly drawings. Free. 1385 Carr St, Ste 6 and 3, Lakewood. 303-667-2223.

MONDAY, JUNE 14 Bigger Better Brains Kids Summer Camp – Jun 14-18. 8-10am. Putting the fun into reading, de-stressing, learning and memory strategies. A must for kids who are struggling and for kids who want to excel on the learning fast track. Fun and easy for kids to learn many items (hundreds in some cases). 88 Inverness Circle E, Ste A204, Centennial. Cost and Info: 303-708-8817. Tea w/Dr. B – 5:30-7pm. With Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus and Joan Sloss of Healing Unleashed. A lively discussion about the wonders of homeopathic medicine. Free. 7323 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood. 303-986-0492. A Fresh Start Cleanse Group Cleanse – 6-7:30pm. Confused about which cleanse to do? Will it work? Is it

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safe? Why cleanse? It’s time to get professional coaching from acupuncturist Beth Kearns. She’ll evaluate one’s situation and design a program. $65. 10576 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. BethKearns.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 15 De-Stress and Enjoy Life More – 7-8pm. Stress compounded over time can wreak havoc with the body. Learn cutting-edge de-stressing techniques and integrate them into one’s daily processes to clear and focus one’s mind, decrease negative mind chatter and increase energy and vitality. $10. 88 Inverness Circle E, Ste A204, Centennial. 303-708-8817. Light and Fast Backpacking Basics – 7pm. Learn excellent tips on lightweight backpacking. Free. Englewood REI, 9637 E County Line Rd, Englewood. 303-858-1726. REI.com. The Power of Choice – 7-9pm. Our lives are choice. Each action we take is a choice. Each word we say is a choice. We hold a power that is our most powerful gift. Tryna Cooper explores how to become aware of the power we hold, embrace it, and consciously use it to create the life we want. $25. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 GPS Basics – 7pm. Receive a basic overview of the features and functions of a GPS unit. Free. Englewood REI, 9637 E County Line Rd, Englewood. 303-858-1726. REI.com. Understanding Dogs – Weds, Jun 16-July 21. 7-8:30pm. A 6-wk comprehensive, holistic approach to training, behavior, health and healing, including obedience, Reiki, flower essences, calming techniques and communication. Includes a behavior consultation/ coaching session/treatment plan for each participating dog, and a Weekly Myth Buster About Dog Behavior. Pre-registration required. $195/one human/one dog pair; $60/additional human. $120/human w/o dog. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 Playshop in The Nia Technique: The 4 Elements – 1-4pm. Explore the textures and dynamics of fire, air, water and earth in guided free-dance movement. Part 1/3. Playshop, 1-3pm, public Nia class, 3-4pm; 4pm, optional shopping for dance clothing, spa products, local artisans and refreshments. 106 Stone Street, Morrison. 303-697-7707. CollageInMorrison.com. Camp Cooking Basics – 7pm. An introductory class on campsite cooking. REI has years of experience to share. Learn how to boil and braise one’s way to tasty eating outside. No experience necessary. Denver REI, 1416 Platte St, Denver. REI.com. Crystal Consciousness and Chakra Awareness w/ Margaret Ann Lembo – 7-9pm. Learn the basics of color therapy and chakras and how they relate to gemstones. Gain an understanding of the multiple purposes of working with crystals and gemstone using one’s intention. Learn about various types of colored gemstones and their healing qualities. Shining Lotus, 2178 S Colorado Blvd, Denver. Info and register: 303-758-9113. Prosperity Circle—7pm. Rumor has it the Jesuit Order of the Catholic Church came by its great wealth through doing “Prosperity Circles.” Each person speaks their hearts desire and is prayed for by the others for manifestation of that desire. Free/donation. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773. Student Space & Energetic Boundaries Class – 7-8:30pm. Want EB tools? Learn them in the first six classes for $25/ class. Got tools (completed EB class)? Guided by Rev. DebraRae. Create one’s space, run one’s energy, work energetic dynamics, create mock-ups and trade healings. $10. Sacred Spaces, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200.


calendarofevents FRIDAY, JUNE 18 Reiki I, II, Masters and Teachers Classes – Jun 18-21. Learn to practice Reiki on oneself and others in a wonderful weekend workshop with Lisa Guyman. Take one or more levels of Reiki and enhance one’s life. $295-675. 1633 Fillmore St, Denver. 303-861-2280. Learn more about Lisa’s Reiki and meditation classes, CDs and services: LisaGuyman.com. Angel Messenger Practitioner Program w/Margaret Ann Lembo – Jun 18 and 19. 9am-5pm. Learn and practice different tools for receiving guidance from angels, guides, ascended masters and loved ones on the Other Side. Learn how to give accurate and healing angel readings, primarily using Doreen Virtue’s Oracle cards, learn how to read crystals and hemstones using The Gemstone Oracle, practice automatic writing, psychometry and mediumship and learn techniques as to how to advertise oneself and build one’s practice. $333. For Heaven’s Sake, 4383 Tennyson St, Ste 1F, Denver. 303-964-9339. Maps, Compasses & Orienteering – 1pm. The U.S. Geological Survey hosts a free map, compass and orienteering class at the REI Denver Flagship store in the map department on the first floor. Free. Denver REI, 1416 Platte St, Denver. REI.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19 The Art of Thriving: Daylong Workshop – 10am-4:30pm. Based on the teachings of Abraham and the Seth books. Just surviving in life? Or thriving? Learn tools to help one utilize the power of one’s Inner Self, the Universe, and the Law of Attraction to help one thrive in life. $49. Full Moon Books, 9106 W 6th Ave, Lakewood. 303-918-1204. Summer Solstice Psychic Fair – 10:30am-5:30pm. Tarot, pendulum, channeling, angels and more. Gain insight and the answers to one’s questions with some of Denver’s most talented psychics, readers and Intuitives at this exciting Fair. Need a healing? Chair massage, Reiki and chakra balancing will be available as well. Isis Books & Gifts, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood. IsisBooks.com. Playshop in the Nia Technique: The 4 Elements – 1-4pm. Will explore the textures and dynamics of fire, air, water and earth in guided free-dance movement. Part 1/3. $50. 106 Stone St, Morrison. CollageInMorrision.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20 Private Sessions w/Margaret Ann Lembo – By appt. Get an Angel Gemstone Oracle Session or Past Life Regression. Shining Lotus, 2178 S Colorado Blvd, Denver. Make appt and info: 303-758-9113. Canine Toe Nail Trimmings – 12-2pm. Trimmings by Groomer, Kelly Rees at Hero’s Pets. $10. Appt preferred. 8086 W Bowles Ave, Unit N, Littleton. 303-972-1926. HerosPets@gmail.com.

Peace and Healing Meditation – 4:15pm. Radiate peace and healing to oneself and the world during an hour of toning and meditation. Take an hour of one’s day to de-stress, relieve anxiety, decrease anger, increase gratitude and health. Donation. 8 E First Ave, Ste 03, Denver. 303-668-2358.

MONDAY, JUNE 21 Private Sessions w/Margaret Ann Lembo – By appt. Get an Angel Gemstone Oracle Session or Past Life Regression. For Heaven’s Sake, 4383 Tennyson St, Ste 1F, Denver. Make appt and info: 303-758-9113. Low Cost Spay/Neuter for Dogs – 7:30am. First come, first served. Denver Dumb Friends League Lulu Mobile. Sponsored by Hero’s Pets. $50, includes rabies and distemper vaccination (if needed), an ear cleaning and a nail trimming (cost does not include blood work). Info call Dumb Friends League at 303-751-5772 x7276. Actual surgeries will be performed at Hero’s Pets (in the Lulu Mobile surgery van), 8086 W Bowles Ave, Unit N Littleton. 303-972-1926. HerosPets@gmail. com. HerosPets.com. Conscious360 Networking Mixer – 5:30-8pm. A unique monthly mixer where conscious-minded, spiritcentered professionals, entrepreneurs, and consumers connect with like-minded people and businesses. $12-20. Details: Conscious360.com. Summer Solistice: Honoring the 7 Directions w/ Margaret Ann “Seven Feathers” Lembo – 7-9pm. Each position within the wheel provides us with stories, wisdom and insight into our life. Learn about the Archangels and Animals associated with the positions and what messages they bring to us. Shining Lotus, 2178 S Colorado Blvd, Denver. Info and Register: 303-758-9113 or ShiningLotus.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 22 De-Stress and Enjoy Life More – 7-8pm. Stress compounded over time can wreak havoc with the body. Learn cutting-edge de-stressing techniques and integrate them into one’s daily processes to clear and focus one’s mind, decrease negative mind chatter and increase one’s energy and vitality. $10. 88 Inverness Circle E, Ste A204, Centennial. 303-708-8817. Metaphysical Ins and Outs of the Bible Class – 7pm, 3 Tues evenings. New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living is pleased to host Rev Norm Bouchard for this new look at the Bible. Go deeper than before into and change how think about the Bible. $59. 303-369-8222. ScienceOfMind.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 24 How to Activate Your Ability to Become a Healer – 6pm. Discover how one can master the extraordinary

ongoingevents sunday monday Spiritual Gathering & Aura Healing Clinic – 11am12:30pm. First and third Sun each month. A spiritual gathering of blessings, love, healing, empowerment and community. Church is followed by an aura healing clinic, refreshments and community. Rev DebraRae, Officiating Minister. Donations accepted. 223 Titan St, Aurora. SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga – 7pm. Simple and easy. No experience required. Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga is an exhilarating and complete yoga practice. Increases stamina and develop great strength and flexibility. Class ends with savasana (deep relaxation) and short meditation for a simple blissful experience. $79.99/mo (2 classes/week)

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work or Reconnective Healing & The Reconnection. In an interactive and experiential class, Christine Upchurch will demonstrate how this all-inclusive spectrum of healing frequencies can be focused to facilitate healings for others and oneself. $51. CFU Lowry, 7653 E 1st Place, Denver. 720-935-6316.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 Canine Massage – 11am-4pm. See Jun 12 listing. Hero’s Pets (Planetary & Ecologically Trusted Supplies), 8086 W Bowles Ave, Unit N, Littleton. 303-972-1926. HerosPets.com. Beginning Meditation – 12-2pm This quick introduction will teach one how to seek that quiet place of inner strength within oneself. Instructor Joe Walkowich, New Journey Board of Directors, Center Teacher. $25. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773. Psychic & Healing Fair – 12-5pm. Rev. DebraRae readings at fair rates. Healing modalities may include Aura/ Egyptian Rod Healings, Reiki, Tuning Fork Balancing, Chair Massage, Chi Machine, Ionizer Detox Footbath and merchandise. $2 and up. Sacred Spaces Center, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200. An Intro to Tantra & Sacred Sexuality – 6-9pm. Dr. Michael Mirdad will discuss experiencing levels of ecstatic bliss, unconditional love and, most importantly, bringing these experiences into our daily lives. Prelude to Sunday’s workshop. $25 if paid before June 10th, $30.00 afterwards. Eliot Street Collective, Denver. 303-447-8123 www. enlightensociety.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 27 Readings by Sara Wiseman – 1-3pm and 4-5pm. One day only. Author, channel and psychic counselor Sara Wiseman will offer readings that work with every stage of soul growth, using Divine intuition, transdimensional energy and a deep compassion for one’s experience. Specific and profound. $60/30 min, $120/hr. Isis Books, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood. Appointments: 303-761-8627. IsisBooks.com. Writing the Divine Workshop – 3-4pm. Author, channel and psychic counselor Sara Wiseman will teach a workshop on how to use writing to access clear guidance from the Divine. $20. Isis Books, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood. Pre-registration: IsisBooks.com. For free e-book and song, plus readings and psychic training info: SaraWiseman.com. Exploring Spiritual Tantra – 10am - 5pm. Dr. Michael Mirdad. You do not have to be in a relationship to explore sacred sexuality. The workshop offers insights into how to awaken and experience your sensual self, moment by-moment. This workshop will take place in a safe environment and there is no nudity. $100 includes Sat evening. $100 if pre-registered before June 10th $130.00 Eliot Street Collective Denver. 303-447-8123 www.enlightensociety.org

or $44/mo (one class/week). The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773. Finding Peace Within – 7-8pm. A free weekly meditation group for all levels of experience. Free oneself from limiting beliefs. Discover one’s true self through Kriya Yoga Meditation. Led by Kathryn Solie and Alec Story. Donation. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. JourneyBooks.com.

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Discover Real Happiness with the Avatar® Course – 6-9pm. Explore how one’s beliefs are affecting one’s reality and how can use the Avatar tools to change the blueprint one operates from. Intro is filled with awakening to new possibilities and discovering the preciousness of life. Free. Avatar® is a registered trademark of Star’s Edge, Inc. All rights reserved. RSVP Linda: 720-320-9681. Free Energy Cleansing – 6-7pm. Find clarity and relaxation during a 15-min neutralizing energy wash of one’s aura to remove negative energies. Let one’s pure essence shine. Free. 8 E First Ave, Ste 103, Denver. 303-668-2358. Arginine ProArgi-9 Plus: Strategic Health System Webinar – 7pm. With Dr. Prendergast and other special guests. Learn the science behind ProArgi-9 Plus, the mechanics of the Strategic Health System, the income aspects of this business system, and how healthcare professionals can implement this system into their wellness practices. Register: 303-693-9391. Center of Well-Being Pranic Healing Clinic – 7-9pm. First Tues each month. Pranic Healing is a non-touch, painless, healing art and science that acts as a powerful catalyst to spark the body’s inborn ability to repair itself. It utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. Free. 1385 Carr St, Ste 6, Lakewood. 303-667-2223. Metaphysics, Mysticism, and Self-Awareness Course – 7-10pm. This 10-wk course is the beginning class of a multilevel course made specifically for the individual who is ready to go on a wild ride of self-discovery. Discover who one really is and one’s purpose for being here this lifetime. Instructor Robert Blond. $195/10wks. 303-239-8773. JourneyBooks.com. Modern-Day Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Uses movement and music to guide people to a more open and calm state, so they can think clearly about solutions for daily life changes and find a deeper spiritual connection within. $10 donation. First class free. 4277 W 43rd Ave, Miracle of Love Center, Denver. 800-338-3788. Arginine ProArgi-9 Plus: Miracle of Health Webinar – 8pm. With Dianne Leavitt and very special guests Sue Ramson and Ted Wilson. Learn the science behind ProArgi-9 Plus as well as the virtues of this incredible business system. Register: 303-693-9391.

wednesday Hero’s Pets Salutes Heroes – Fourth Wed each month. 10% discount on all products in the store for all military, police, EMS, fire fescue or other public service members with ID; we appreciate all you do for us. In an effort to give back to the community we will donate an additional 5% of purchases to a select nonprofit for that month. Hero’s Pets, 8086 W Bowles Ave, Unit N, Littleton. 303-972-1926. HerosPets.com. HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Prep Classes – 6:30-9pm. A complete childbirth education series teaching everything need to know. 5–wk series. Learn how to have a safe, satisfying birth. $295/ couple. Pre-registration required. 18425 Pony Express Dr, Ste 107, Parker. 720-939-9654. Arginine ProArgi-9 Plus: Synergy’s Cardio Call w/ Dr. Prendergast – 7pm. Synergy’s Executive Team interviews Dr. Prednergast about the science behind ProArgi-9 Plus. Register: 303-693-9391. Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga – 7pm. See Mon listing. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773. Recovered Living – 7-8:15pm. A holistic approach to reclaiming one’s power. Ken Ludwig facilitates, taking an alternative look at self-defeating habits. He uses original principles based on the mental,

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Understanding Dogs – Jun 16-July 21. 7-8:30pm. A 6-wk comprehensive, holistic approach to training, behavior, health and healing, including obedience, Reiki, flower essences, calming techniques and communication. Includes a behavior consultation/coaching session/ treatment plan for each participating dog, and a Weekly Myth Buster about dog behavior. Pre-registration requiredd. $195/one human/one dog pair; $60/additional human. $120/human w/o dog. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773.

thursday QiGong for Life and Health – 5:45-6:45pm. Qigong (Chi Kung) is the centuries-old Chinese practice of breathing and stretching to heal disease and improve health. It is easier to learn than Tai chi, while still providing the same benefits of lowered blood pressure, increased immune system function, better organ function, and control of many stress-related disorders. $15. Isis Books & Gifts, 2775 S Broadway, Englewood. IsisBooks.com. Ai Chi – 6:45pm. Warm water contemplative exercise emphasizing the belly breath, beginners to experienced, flexible body/minds to constricted ones. Relieve discomforts with the support of water. Aura Spa, 300 Simms, Lakewood. 720-963-2043. AquaFreeFlow@gmail.com. SheratonDenverWest.com/Fitness-Studio-Classes. Meditation Mastery – 7-8:30pm. Build a practice starting 5 minutes at a time. Support each other to take baby steps toward self-discipline. Facilitated by Ken Ludwig. Meditating for over 30 years, Ken believes this is the alpha and omega of creating a daily practice. $10. A Holistic Wellness Center, 10200 W 44th Ave, Ste 400, Wheat Ridge. 303-278-7013. Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound with Ann & Donna – 7-9pm. Third Thurs each month. A Oneness Deeksha experience with live Sacred Sounds from crystal bowls and Native American flute. Deeksha is a Divine intelligent energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation within the brain of each receiving individual. It is not a teaching or concept, but rather an experience or process that supports all paths or beliefs. $20 donation. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773.

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saturday LaughterYoga-SmileHi – 9:15am. Learn how to enrich one’s life with laughter. Laughter exercises combined with gentle stretching and breathing at the beautiful Mercury Café and its roses. $5. Mercury Café, 2199 California, Denver. 303-237-4432. Monthly Intuitive/Psychic Fair – 10am-5pm. Third Sat each month. 10% off any one reading, or 15% off three or more readings if paid by one week prior to the fair. Animals: Communication, Astrological Readings, Aura Cleansing and Chakra Balancing, Aura Photos, Gemstone Readings & Intuitive Palmistry , Past Life Readings, Tarot, Soul Path Readings, and more. Register early to ensure spot. $20/20min. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773. Monthly Alternative Health Fair – 12-5pm. First Sat each month. Various healing arts, consultation of disease, massage and introduction to new thoughts around illness. $1/minute; 20-, 30- and 45-minute. The New Journey Books & Center, 7735-D Wadsworth, Arvada. 303-239-8773.

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