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h, November. That beautiful in-between month. Mother Nature has spent her October energy pouring deciduous gold into our canyons. Like the precious mineral, it has worked its way from the high country to low, following the aspen-filled creeks. Though it’s our first full year here, we expect to be putting ski to snow soon and hitting the mountain trails as much as possible before winter’s icy grip settles in. November gets the Holiday Season into full swing. Who else is dreading balancing the multiple family wishes, hordes of shoppers on Black Friday and finding the perfect gift? Diets out the window and the ensuing self-recrimination. Family time fraught with old feelings, good and bad. Strive to stay grounded and centered this season. One thing that always helps is practicing gratitude. Thanks-giving. Give. Thanks. It is a simple prayer and full of so much power. We commit to giving and receiving with a loving heart. We are. Grateful. Thank YOU for reading Natural Awakenings. Thank YOU for supporting us with an ad or having Natural Awakenings at your business to share. Thank YOU for letting us be a part of your journey. Consider a gift from within these pages. Did you know that for every $100 spent in a local business, $68* is returned to the community? Whether it is an organic, green product from SolNe.com, a gift certificate from a practitioner, or a donation to a non-profit like Misha May or Alandi Ashram (which serves human medical needs on a sliding scale), you can give the gift of health, wellbeing and maybe a doorway to another stage of enlightenment to someone you care about. As a gift to yourself, simply take time for your own needs. Since digestion is never as important as it is during the holidays when our eating and imbibing is all over the map, colon hydrotherapy can do wonders to keep you feeling your best. A massage or spa treatment, or a class on Transformational Breath or yoga is a beautiful, enriching, self-caring activity. “It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.” - W. J. Cameron With Gratitude,
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newsbriefs Transformational Breath Intro Workshop Teaches to Breathe Fully
Transformational Breath™ introductory workshop is being offered by Natalie Gentry, CMT, at Studio Soma November 6 from noon until 2pm. Transformational Breath™ , according to Gentry, is a modality that can help people to improve their breathing patterns and eliminate symptoms associated with poor breath quality. Deep, full breaths stimulate your body’s ability to relax itself naturally. As babies, we breathe at 100% of our lung capacity. As adults, most of us only breathe at 25-30%, which can contribute to increased stress on the immune system, inability to combat depression/stress, hindered ability to focus and increased fatigue and lethargy. Gentry says, “Transformational Breath™ helps to clear negative energy patterns by utilizing the active breath and incorporating body mapping and affirmations into each session. The benefits of clearing negative energy patterns include reduced worry, anxiety and depression, increased energy and relaxation, and improved focus. Most importantly, this modality is designed to be a self-help tool that participants can learn to utilize on their own. Come see what this style of breath work is about…you’ll be glad you did!” Location: Studio Soma, 2540 W. 29 th Ave., Denver. November 6, Noon-2pm.$30. RSVP required by November 3 to Natalie at Healing Space 303-325-4150 or natalie@ healingspacedenver.com. HealingSpaceDenver.com. See ad, page 25 and Calendar Listing Saturday November 6.
and meditation. Guests enjoy a screened, solar-heated pool and lounge; walking trails; a yoga-Pilates-fitness room; free WiFi; and a comprehensive library specializing in holistic studies and alternative medicine. Each guest room features an ultraviolet-light air purification system and organic bed linens, bath towels and bath amenities. Fresh garden flowers and herbs enhance the soothing ambiance. Personalized services available are one-on-one coaching, pet-friendly packages, family, couple, and group retreats and an organic holistic wedding and reception venue. As the state’s first organic, holistic B&B, all of Dhali’s facilities and practices are aligned with its mission of advancing ecological consciousness through hospitality while offering the gift of health, nature, effortless weight loss, pain reduction and elimination, healing, deep relaxation, nutrition and detoxification from an unhealthy lifestyle. Location: 14850 Family Trail, Hudson, FL. For information, call 888-476-7774, email info@HolisticBedAndBreakfast.com or visit HolisticBedAndBreakfast.com. See ad, page 17. Check Out The Infinity Experience November 13 Last year, astrologer Paul Six literally astounded me. This year, they have the incredible Greg Mooers, and are playing the Leap Movie among other things. It’s worth checking out all the interesting speakers and classes.
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hyllis Phillips, owner of Ange de la Mer Salon & Spa and massage therapist for 20 years, offers an instructional training class for practitioners November 20-21 to learn Bo-ssage, a healing technique using a mix of Bowen therapy, repetitive injury work, soft chiropractic and abdominal visceral release. The technique, says Phillips, offers magical response to clients for pain from frozen shoulder, IBS, sciatica, whip lash, migraine, arthritis and many other painful ailments. Ange de la Mer Salon & Spa recently won the 2010 Best of Golden Award in the Massage Therapy category by the US Commerce Association. Location: Hilltop Hotel, Broomfield. November 20-21, 9am-5pm. Early registration before November 10 $300; thereafter $350. RSVP or info Phyllis Phillips 303-279-6237 or info@ angedelamer.com. See ad, page 2.
Grand Opening of Denver Get a Life-Alternative Behavior & Health
inneen Carroll-Harsh, CCHt, RBT, announces the grand opening of her new office in Denver, offering Relationship Strategies, Healing Clinics, ThetaHealing and Customized Counseling, which gets to the roots of issues using a variety of fast, thorough healing and counseling methods. She also works with patients who need complementary medicines. Carroll-Harsh has had a practice in Trinidad for over 15 years, and has been studying and practicing various counseling and therapy methods for over 25 years. She received a certification after her 2 year internship at Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the only fully accredited school of this type in the U.S. Carroll-Harsh says, “The services I provide can virtually help anyone with any life issue, from releasing fears and chronic pains, to increasing confidence and self-esteem. My 25 years of study, research and practice have given me so many tools and results that I feel a calling to help people with all this knowledge.” Ninneen Carroll-Harsh, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Registered Behavioral Therapist is taking appointments at 866-346-1770 or emergencies 719-845-6028. Location: Wellshire Professional Building, 2833 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Please see Ongoing Calendar Listings: Mondays A Way of Life Free Presentation; Wednesdays A Way of Life Healing Clinic.
One Day Workshop Transforms Negative Experiences November 14
ail Keeler, Lafayette resident and Certified LifeLine™ Practitioner and Instructor of the 1-2-3 Plan, announces a workshop on how to create the life of your dreams through inner peace and clarity with the first 3 steps of The LifeLine Technique™, the 1-2-3 PLAN. Based on Dr Darren Weissman’s new book Awakening to the Secret Code of Your Mind: Your Minds Journey to Inner Peace, the workshop can help transform painful, scary, or stressful experiences into meaningful, courageous, and inspiring ones. Keeler says, “Wake up each day and consciously make the decision to be joyful, happy and abundant no matter what challenges are going on in your life at the moment. This one day workshop will give you the tools to do it every moment of every day.” The workshop is November 14, 1-7pm in Lafayette. $125. Seating is limited. RSVP Gail 303-956-2382. Book can be purchased at workshop or prior at 303-956-2382 or AwakenYourSpirit@comcast.net. HealWithLifeline.com/Gail.
Jonette Crowley, International Channel and Author, Offers November Workshops at J4CL
onette Crowley, internationally known channel and author of the award winning book Eagle and the Condor will offer two workshops in Denver on November 20 and 21 at Journeys for Conscious Living in Arvada. On Saturday November 20, Jonette will offer Soul Body Fusion®: Healing and Wholeness for This Millennium, a workshop training of a process that brings the frequency of the Soul and Body fully and permanently joined together as they are meant to be. At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to perform the process individually or add it in their healing practice. On Sunday November 21, Jonette will offer Opening to Channel: Receive Higher Guidance with White Eagle in which participants will learn the basics of channeling, preparing the inner space, calling in highest guidance, getting answers, listening to their intuition, and sensing energy. Jonette Crowley has been channeling, teaching, and leading worldwide spiritual journeys for over twenty years. She is most well known for channeling Mark, a member of the White Brotherhood and a Master at creating experiences in which one instantly knows through their own sense the answers to vast universal truths. Jonette’s book The Eagle and the Condor received the 2007 COVR Book Award and finalist in the National Best Books Award 2007. Jonette will also be leading another adventure in March 2011 called “The Gathering” in Sedona, Arizona. $150/day, $285/2 days. 9:30am-5:30pm at Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Building A, Suite 100. RSVP JonetteCrowley.com or call 303‐689‐9318, or contact Journeys For Conscious Living at 303-731-6695 or J4CL. com. See ad, page 21.
Community Workz Consolidates Space for Large Class Variety
ommunity Workz has changed their space into one convertible classroom/treatment space to better serve practitioners and clients, where a variety of health, empowerment and educational classes are offered. Community Workz is community-based, which means, according to founder Brian Segers, “we support the community in any way we can. We believe in health for all naturally and through heart-centered approaches. Our Center is peaceful, relaxing and welcoming. We recycle, compost and buy local as much as possible.” Classes include BodyTalk, AnimalTalk, Massage, Reiki, Reconnective, EMDR, Counseling and Birth/Family/Fertility Support. Treatment space is available for more practitioners. 501c(3) Free Outreach Clinics are coming soon. Community Workz Holistic is located at 1633 Fillmore St. Ste. 410, Denver. Contact Brian Segers at 303-399-3535. CommunityHolistic.com.
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oin Seven Cups, Denver’s only Chinese teahouse, for a free culinary adventure with tea lead by tea enthusiast Suzanne Klein, November 17, at 7pm. Learn tips for incorporating tea into your recipe repertoire, and sip and snack and discuss recipe ideas that will inspire you to think outside the teacup. Presented by Suzanne Klein, owner of Zanitea Organic Tea Blends, Suzanne has been creating her own herbal tea blends for several years. As an avid and creative home cook, Suzanne has been exploring the culinary potential of Chinese teas in the kitchen. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7pm. Location: Seven Cups, 1882 S. Pearl Street, Denver. Contact Greg Fellman at 303-777-2877. SevenCupsDenver.com
ground up and prepares participants to walk into most beginner or intermediate yoga classes and know what to expect. Contact Bonnie Bartle at Crowning Touch Healing Arts Center, 303-229-4155, ParkerColoradoYoga.com. See ad, page 13.
Angel Intuitive Joins Massage Works Healing Center
atherine Morgan, a nationally recognized angel intuitive based in the Denver metro area, has joined Massage Works Healing Center as a full partner at their new location in Littleton near Broadway and C470. “Although half my clients connect with me by phone from around the country, it’s also great to have a sacred place where people can come and have a reading locally,” Catherine said. “And it’s wonderful to be associated with a powerful group of women healers.” Massage Works Healing Center has featured Catherine’s local classes for the last three years. “They have supported the development of my angel classes whole-heartedly.” Catherine will continue to teach classes at the Center’s new location. Contact Catherine Mor gan at 720-290-4902 or TheAngelsCircle.com; MassageWorksHealingCenter.com. See ad, page 8.
Introducing Yoga at Crowning Touch Healing Arts Center in Parker
rowning Touch Healing Arts Center in Parker is pleased to offer Gentle/ Restorative yoga classes, as well as a Fundamentals of Yoga beginner’s workshop. Gentle/Restorative classes are held Wednesday evenings at 5:15 and Thursday afternoons at 1:30. Each class is one hour long and focuses on increasing flexibility, improving range of motion and creating a sense of ease and relaxation in the body and mind. The Fundamentals of Yoga workshop is a three week series that runs on consecutive Saturday afternoons beginning on November 6. The workshop teaches the basics of yoga from the
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HOW TO TRANSFORM THE MODERN SHOPPING DILEMMA
by Judith Fertig
s winter holiday shopping inexorably nears its peak, the last weeks of the year are often the most frenetic. We’re bombarded with advertisements for gifts of all kinds, caught between doing good for the people we love and thinking that surely there’s a better way than trudging around like beasts of burden, crossing hazardous parking lots and navigating crowded malls in search of a satisfying end to the seasonal buying spree. We wonder: Will the gifts we spend our time and money to buy really make anyone happy—or the world a better place? What if we could reinvent shopping every day of the year? It turns out that it’s possible to simplify our shopping, while at the same time making it both meaningful and green, including purchasing gifts that will do the most good every time they are used. On our way to realizing this ideal solution, it helps to understand the origins of the modern shopping dilemma. To begin, we must ask ourselves why we respond to marketers in ways that perpetuate mindless socioeconomic trends.
From Producer to Consumer Americans experienced a major paradigm shift in the early part of the 19th
century with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Basically, we changed from an agrarian economy, in which most people produced what they consumed, to a manufacturing and services economy, in which people are mostly just consumers. According to the online Encyclopedia of Earth, the present-day “worker as consumer” worldview was fully entrenched in the United States by the 1920s, when the labor movement stopped advocating a shorter workweek to instead focus on securing better wages and working conditions. The goal was to guarantee more buying power for workers, so that they could purchase more than just the necessities of daily living. After World War II, this idea got a boost from economist Victor LeBeau, who in 1947 declared, “Our enormously productive economy… demands that we make consumption our way of life, that
we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption. We need things consumed, burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate.” It’s perhaps not coincidental that, “Our national happiness peaked in the 1950s,” as related by Annie Leonard in the compelling video The Story of Stuff, just as television began spreading the new philosophy of what Leonard calls “work-watch-spend.” We work to make money, then come home and relax as we watch television. On TV, we see ads that let us know that we could do and be a lot better—if only we had the right product. So, we begin to feel less worthy, go shopping and buy that product that we hope will make us do/become/ feel better, and the cycle repeats. Today, shopping has become firmly entrenched in the American lifestyle. It is used as an antidote to boredom, a substitute for socializing and a quick fix for a disguised emotional need. We continue doing it even when we’re aware that we are buying things we don’t need and can’t afford. The more aware among us also understand that all the stuff we buy and store, and cause to be manufactured and distributed, creates a negative impact on people’s lives and the environment—which leads to even more stress.
Stuff versus the Right Stuff Among the reasons that it’s possible to make shopping different today is the dawning of conscious awareness about the impact a product has through its entire life-cycle, from raw resources through ending up in a landfill or recycled. Daniel Goleman, whose books explore emotional and social intelligence, has tackled this topic in Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything.
“Ecological intelligence,” he explains, “lets us apply what we learn about how human activity impinges on ecosystems so as to do less harm and once again to live sustainably in our niche—these days, the entire planet.” Goleman advocates that we take our role as consumers seriously in three ways: 1) Get the information and know the ecological impacts of the things we buy; 2) Favor the ecofriendly improvements that companies make to their products; and 3) Share that information. Widespread individual support for sustainable alternatives, says Goleman, “That’s what’s going to give it the magnitude that can actually shift market share.” On websites like GoodGuide.com and StoryOfStuff.com, we can check on the product life-cycle of everything from cosmetics and bottled water to the electronic gadgets we might be considering as holiday gifts. It’s bound to be a balancing act, unless we elect to forego shopping altogether. For example, for an e-reader, Goleman counsels, “You’d need to drive to a store 300 miles away to create the equivalent in toxic impacts on health of making one e-reader—but you might do that and more if you drive to the mall every time you buy a new book.” Goleman hopes that such information will lead us to make informed decisions by using our buying power to show companies the direction they need to take to meet a growing, enlightened demand. As we enthuse to our friends
about how well the naturally scented soy candles on our holiday buffet table performed, they might also seek them out, and then tell others. Friends might want a fair trade tablecloth of their own when we gather around one at a dinner party and explain how paying fair wages helps improve labor conditions and supports the local economy of the artisans’ village in India. Concludes Goleman, “As market share shifts, all of a sudden within companies, the grounds of the debate shifts, because now, doing the right thing is synonymous with capturing market. Doing good is the same as doing well.”
Cultivating Feel-Good Shopping Simplicity Duane Elgin, author of the landmark Voluntary Simplicity, observes, “Simplicity that is consciously chosen, deliberate and intentional, supports a higher quality of life. In reality, it is consumerism that offers lives of sacrifice, whereas simplicity offers lives of opportunity.” Although every holiday celebration requires some sort of shopping—even for the most voluntarily simple lifestyle—a new outlook can put our time and money where it does the most good for everyone—including us. In Less Is More,
“Instead of buying new clothes, make over your matching wardrobe by recombining and re-accessorizing what’s in your closet—and have fun with the remixing process.” ~ Charlene Snyder, style consultant authors Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska detail the types of simplicity thinking that can streamline our shopping and make us feel good, as we do good. Here’s a synopsis: UNCLUTTERED. Less stuff translates to a more peaceful, serene home environment. Instead of buying a knickknack, why not get creative? Paying for an hour of a home-staging expert’s time to give a friend or family member’s abode a fresh look—using their own things—achieves the aim of effecting change without adding stuff. CIVIC. Giving money to civic organizations helps the broader community and can simplify gift-giving. Comments Leah Ingram, author of Suddenly Frugal, “I recall
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my daughterâ€™s long-ago first grade teacher telling us on back-to-school night that she didnâ€™t need any presents at the holidays, and instead, would we please buy board games for the class. That was a specific request that I respected and answered. Had she said that [a specific charity] was her special cause, then I could have made a donation in her name in good conscience.â€? FRUGAL. Spending less for things we really donâ€™t need can result in more money saved for the really important things, such as a long-desired vacation that broadens our horizons and helps improve a developing nation. We can also experience the joy of providing unforgettable experiences that enrich loved onesâ€™ livesâ€”perhaps a New York City family reunion taking in the sights and culture, or a weekend skiing the fresh powder of the Rockies. Making special plans close to home can also be instilled with the joy of a special occasion. BUSINESS-ORIENTED. Businessoriented simplicity leads us to seek more meaningful alternatives to tchotchke-type gifts for employees and colleagues. Gift certificates to locally owned, green restaurants, health spas and other conscientious retailers and service providers help support local communities while honoring business associates and making shopping meaningfulâ€”and simplerâ€”for us. SOULFUL. Less time spent shopping also translates to the option of devoting more time to beneficial activities that enhance our authentic selves. Special moments spent taking a walk in a quiet park, autumn garden or another natural setting provide a gentle way to step away from holiday craziness and de-stress. When we know that the time and money we spent shopping have not only pleased the recipients, but have also done good in the world, it places our efforts in a new and brighter light. â€œAs we get away from materialism,â€? sums up Urbanska, â€œthe focus for Christmas and Hanukkah can return to its real spiritual meaning.â€? Judith Fertig is a freelance writer in Overland Park, KS; for more information visit AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle.blogspot.com.
CONSCIOUS SPENDING MADE SIMPLE by Judith Fertig CONSIDER QUALITY. Investing our budget in more durable, quality products with long-term warrantees, rather than breakable gadgets, can pay long-term benefits. For example, â€œGood cookware not only enhances the quality of my cookingâ€Ś itâ€™s also an incredible joy to use,â€? writes Ina Garten, author of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and cooking programs. â€œItâ€™s not about disposable products; itâ€™s about buying things you can use for a lifetime, and then pass on to your children.â€? RE-GIFT. Ingram has no problem redirecting a gift she has received, but cannot use, to someone who can. After all, antique malls and thrift shopsâ€”where many people enjoy browsing and shoppingâ€”are full of items that were once given as gifts. Nan Fischer, an eco-broker in New Mexico who contributes to TheGoodHuman.com, likes the idea of repurposing gently used items as gifts, as long as she knows itâ€™s something the recipient would enjoyâ€”perhaps a vintage purse or brooch, a hard-to-find book or a guitar for someone just starting to take lessons. â€œWe can calculate our carbon footprint based on our home energy bills, the food we eat and the cars we drive,â€? she comments. â€œThe embodied energy spent in purchasing new items needs to be considered just as heavily. If we are buying used items, embodied energy is not expended.â€?
SIMPLICITY IS NOT A SACRIFICE by Duane Elgin
implicity thatâ€™s consciously chosen, deliberate and intentional supports a higher quality of life. Simplicity offers lives of opportunity, rather than sacrifice, in that it:
Search for sustainable products via the GoodGuide iPhone app that scans barcodes to confirm if a product is green. HELPING TO GREEN THE PLANET. â€œCompact fluorescent light bulbs, rechargeable batteries and reusable shopping bags make great stocking stuffers,â€? says Wanda Urbanska, co-author of Less is More, and presenter of Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska, on PBS. â€œUsing these and other eco-friendly products throughout the year is guaranteed to keep you on Santaâ€™s â€˜good list.â€™â€? Another idea is proffering a gift certificate for a monthly or seasonal subscription to a community supported agriculture (CSA) group. This sends regards and love to the recipient each week throughout the local growing season, when they happily receive their weekly bag full of fresh local produce; itâ€™s a gift with multiple benefits for local families, farmers, economies and the environment.
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Keeps our eyes on the prize of what matters most in our livesâ€” the quality of our relationships with family, friends, community, nature and the cosmos
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cross training Workouts to complement a core sport. You want to get faster, improve your swing, lengthen your stride, boost endurance … or simply avoid boredom, while pounding the pavement for miles. Cross-training can do all that, while helping you stay injury-free, so you can keep “just doing” the thing you love, whether it’s running, cycling, hiking, swimming, tennis, golf or yoga.
hat kinds of cross-training best complement your core sport? The experts we talked with say it depends on your athletic goals, physical abilities and challenges and the physiology of the core sport. Here, they share their top tips.
Go for Complementary Motion “Football players do ballet because they want consistent core strength and balance—to stay grounded, while also having to move in a variety of different ways,” says trainer Patricia Moreno, who develops classes for New York’s acclaimed Equinox Fitness Clubs and for her workout DVDs. The point, she explains, is that the best way to cross-train for your favorite sport is to complement it with move-
ment patterns that aren’t emphasized in that activity. Runners, for instance, move in a repetitive, linear pattern, without much lateral (side-to-side) or multidirectional movement. Moreno’s cross-training approaches include a dance cross-train routine that uses various pacing and dance styles to improve ability in targeted sports in specific ways. Fast, intricate steps improve coordination and agility in sports like soccer and tennis; bigger, more fluid moves help lengthen stride in running; and lateral and rotational movements improve agility, flexibility and power for explosive moves in sports like volleyball and racquetball.
Swimmers – Strengthen Your Stroke “If you want to get stronger, faster
and more efficient at swimming, you have to spend time in the water— and when you swim, you use only swimming muscles,” advises Wendy Mader, a Masters swim and USA Triathlon Level II-certified coach in Colorado. The co-founder and owner of t2coaching suggests that swimmers cross-train in ways that strengthen smaller, opposing support muscles, through activities like cycling, running or in-water strength training with resistance bands of cords. She adds that swimmers tend to overtrain, and says cross-training can help prevent burnout in the off season. BalanceBall or stability ball exercises and Pilates are also ideal cross-training for swimmers, because they help engage the core, or “powerhouse,” for a stronger stroke and more power in the legs, says California per-
sonal trainer Tanja Djelevic, who has a DVD on the subject and is an expert in sport-specific functional training, as well as Pilates and yoga. Respected biomechanics expert and Cross-training for Sports co-author Gary Moran, Ph.D., suggests that to complement repetitive swimming movements, cross-training should include a well-rounded weight workout. This includes basics, like the lat pull-down, alternate knee situps, tricep pull-down or kickback and four-way hip exercises.
Golfers â€“ Drive Farther and Get an Edge â€Ż Golf has seen a significant surge in cross-training, due to high-profile advocates like Tiger Woods. Yoga is one discipline now commonly used to boost performance and mental stamina in this technical game. â€œNo other sport requires the body to move in all three planes simultaneously from a static positionâ€”while accelerating club speed to 90 miles per hour in under two seconds,â€? observes Yoga for Golfers author and trainer Katherine Roberts, noting that yoga can help offset that sheer pressure and torque on the spine. After 14 years of yoga practice, Roberts says the increased flexibility and range of motion sheâ€™s gained from yoga as a cross-training technique has translated directly into how far she drives the ball off the tee. Other benefits include better swing balance, more core and lumbar support, increased endurance and a mental edge gained from yogaâ€™s ability to quiet the mind. Roberts suggests starting with simple, yet targeted, basic yoga poses, such as downward dog, cat-cow, modified cobra, revolving side angle, tree pose and warrior lll.
Cyclists and runners â€“ Get Greater Ped-power Distance cyclists may benefit from supplementing endurance training with anaerobic cross-training, to develop better muscle endurance in key support areas, such as the lower back, quadriceps and shoulders, advises Moran. He advocates using a targeted strength
training program and a low-impact, but high-intensity, cardio routine, or a comparative workout on a cardio machine, such as a stair climber. Moreno says cyclists should tryâ€Żkickboxing as a cross-training to improve core strength. This translates into easier hill climbing, through increasing power available from the torso and hamstrings, both crucial to propelling the bike up a mountain.â€Ż A runnerâ€™s linear motion pattern is well complemented by dance workouts, which are loaded with opposing lateral (side-to-side) and multidirectional movement, says Moreno. Try a dance-fusion workout to get the benefits, without an overdose of tricky, complex dance steps. â€Ż
Yogis â€“ Become Stronger and Boost Endurance
While yoga is often recommended as a cross-training discipline for other sports, devotees of all yoga styles also can benefit from intentional cross-training. Yoga enthusiastsâ€™ most injury-prone areas include the hamstrings, knees, lower back and wrists, says Jen Weller, a Vinyasa instructor for Maya Yoga Studio, in Maui. Strengthening lesser-used muscles in those areas can take yoga practice to a new level. â€œInjury risk occurs when people are on their hands and theyâ€™re tired,â€? remarks Moreno, a certified yoga instructor and fitness trainer. â€œItâ€™s smart to develop strength in the upper body. You have to get out of the yoga room to develop those supporting muscles.â€? Moreno points out that because the element of endurance is missing in yoga, cardiovascular workouts can benefit many a yoga lover; â€œOnce you create more endurance through cardio work, you can hold and sustain a pose longer and increase your ability to move from pose to pose.â€? She counsels students to try a yoga fusion workout that marries flowing yoga poses with high-energy moves that boost heart rate beyond that achieved by yoga alone (even â€œsweaty yogaâ€?). If youâ€™re on the mat more than a few hours a week, Djelevic suggests cross-training with running or swimming, â€œso that the stretching of muscles is balanced with a strengthening and explosive discipline.â€?
Everyone â€“ Achieve Satisfaction Achievement is about more than racking up miles, laps or mat time. Crosstraining in new ways can prolong your ability to participate in the activities you love most and render the satisfaction you crave from your core sport. Julie Kailus is a freelance writer in Evergreen, CO.
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RETHINKING THE DIABETES DILEMMA Alternatives Expand Upon Conventional Therapies Diet and Exercise Play Key Roles by James Rouse
ccording to the Centers for Disease Control, 23.6 million people in the United States, or 7.8 percent of the total population, have diabetes (5.7 million of these undiagnosed), and it remains the sixth leading cause of death in this country. The good news is that there are natural treatment alternatives.
The lynchpin of diabetes is insulin, a key hormone that allows glucose (sugar) to be converted into energy. The onset of diabetes indicates that the body is experiencing a shortage of insulin and/or decreased ability to use it. Type 1 diabetes, which is caused by the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin, usually manifests in children and adults under 30. It accounts for only five percent of cases. Type 2 diabetes, in which the body fails to respond appropriately to the presence of insulin and to properly absorb glucose from the blood, accounts for 95 percent of incidences, generally occurring after age 40. If left untreated over time, either type can lead to further health complications, including diseases of the heart, eyes and kidneys, plus blindness, nerve damage and kidney failure. Today’s conventional medical treatment of Type 2 diabetes typically starts with lifestyle and dietary changes, including aerobic and resistance exercise and
Diabetics may benefit from eating small meals throughout the day, to help maintain blood sugar balance. avoidance of excess carbohydrates, sweets and starches. If necessary, a glucose-lowering medication may be added. Complementary natural treatment of Type 2 diabetes also begins with a more nutritional diet and exercise plan, managed by a nutrition-savvy medical doctor, naturopath, certified nutritionist, holistic nurse practitioner or dietician. Maintaining a healthy weight and controlling blood sugar are essential.
A Natural Prescription Following a diet based on low glycemic carbohydrates, adequate protein and good fats is key. Examples of good carbs include: legumes and beans, whole wheat, barley, brown rice, quinoa, apples, apricots, grapefruit, cherries, plums, pears and berries. High glycemic carbs to be avoided include (but are not limited to) donuts, white rice and white flour products, cake, cookies and dried dates. Healthy proteins include lean chicken and turkey, wild salmon, grass-fed beef and buffalo, tofu, tempeh and eggs. Good sources of healthy fats are olive, flax seed and hemp seed oils. A high-fiber diet is also vital in improving blood sugar and insulin response, because low fiber diets have been associated with increased risk for diabetes. Foods to include are whole grains, nuts, seeds and dark green, leafy vegetables. Research from the University of Helsinki, Finland, further suggests that limiting cow’s milk may be beneficial, especially for infants and children. A study of children born to a diabetic parent found that they were susceptible to diabetes later in life after exposure to cow’s milk as youngsters. Chromium may help lower blood glucose levels in cases of Type 2 diabetes, with the most recent study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. A typical dose is 200 micrograms daily. Magnesium is also important, as Harvard University scientists discovered a significant inverse association between magnesium intake and diabetes risk. A large population-
based study in Taiwan, published in Magnesium Research, showed that adding magnesium to drinking water led to a lower risk of death from Type 2 diabetes. The best sources of magnesium are amaranth, sunflower seeds, quinoa, spinach, wild rice, tofu, almonds, halibut, brown rice, white beans and avocado. If these foods are not regularly on the menu, consider a magnesium supplement. A typical daily dose begins with 500 to 750 milligrams (mg), although this may be reduced in the event of diarrhea or loose stools. Zinc also may assist the body’s use of insulin. Suggested dosage is 30 mg a day, balanced with 2 mg copper. Antioxidant vitamins (A, C, E, beta-carotene) and B complex vitamins, as well as other antioxidant nutrients from superfoods such as green tea, blueberries and pomegranates, may help prevent diabetes-related nerve damage, according to research published in the Bratislava Medical Journal and Diabetes Care. In addition, studies of calcium and vitamin D have shown some initial promise in middle-aged and older women in warding off metabolic syndrome, a known diabetes precursor. (Reports in Menopause, Current Drug Targets and Diabetes Care.) Finally, a host of scientific journals support the helpfulness of certain herbs. Bilberry and Gingko biloba may help prevent or delay diabetic-related eye damage. Gymnema sylvestre, fenugreek and bitter melon have been shown to help control blood sugar levels. Physical activity, which certainly helps reduce weight, may also help in regulating overall blood glucose. Exercise facilitates circulation, while working to prevent some of the complications associated with diabetes, including peripheral vascular and heart disease. It’s recommended that diabetes sufferers have a snack just prior to and immediately following exercising to help maintain stable blood sugar levels. James Rouse is a naturopathic doctor, entrepreneur, Ironman triathlete and wellness media personality, best known on the West Coast for his Optimum Wellness TV segments. Learn more at OptimumWellness.com.
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HUMAN FOODS ARE GOOD FOR PETS by Carla Soviero
ou may have heard this warning: Keep pets away from chocolate; garlic, onions and chives; Macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins and currants; and alcohol… because if a dog or cats eats even a morsel of these human foods, it could be fatal. Fortunately, the calming counsel of Dr. Carol Osborne, a world-renowned veterinarian and leading authority on alternative and holistic veterinary medicine, offers new understanding: “These foods have the ability to become a toxic threat if continually fed to pets,” she advises, “with the exception of grapes, raisins, currants and alcohol, which should be entirely avoided.” That’s not to say that these foods are good for pets, but most are far from deadly. For example, chocolate contains theobromine which, as a cousin to caffeine, may cause signs of hyperactivity, including an elevated heart rate and/or seizures. Grapes, raisins and currants, if eaten in sufficient quantities, can damage pet kidneys; the exact toxic mechanism remains unknown. Onions and garlic have the potential to damage red blood cells, leading to anemia. So, while we don’t feed these routinely, a little onion powder or garlic in a pet’s meal or the accidental bite of chocolate off the floor, are generally not issues to cause concern. Osborne explains that liver function in dogs and cats is less efficient in its ability to detoxify certain foods when compared to the liver capabilities of an adult person. “The liver detoxifies what people and pets eat,” she says. “In pets, liver function is similar to that of a child, with a limited ability to metabolize
and detoxify certain foods, thereby rendering them potentially toxic.”
Rumors of Harm The concept of killer pet foods escalated into a crisis when Menu Foods, a Canadian-based manufacturer of many pet foods, recalled its products in 2004 and 2007, creating the biggest-ever pet food recall in U.S. history. The recalled pet foods contained wheat gluten contaminated with two chemicals: melamine (used to make plastics); and cyanuric acid (used to sanitize pool water). Both were added as cost-saving bulk agents. The lethal mix of these two chemicals caused acute kidney failure, resulting in death for 250,000 pets. Menu Foods ultimately paid $24 million to compensate affected pet owners. “Heightened awareness and demand for quality pet foods skyrocketed after the recalls,” remarks Osborne. “It’s frightening that cyanuric acid is still being legally added to pet food. It artificially boosts protein levels and misleads pet owners as to true protein content, while camouflaging a toxic chemical at the same time. Updated manufacturing guidelines and safety regulations are essential to ensure quality and safety of pet food ingredients. Unfortunately, both are lacking.” She further notes that slaughterhouse floor scraps, considered inedible for human consumption, comprise the bulk of ingredients in pet foods, regardless of the label or price. Clever pet food names are often misleading, she says. Unlike “certified organic,” holistic and natural are marketing terms which, when used on pet food labels, guarantee nothing about content or quality.
Osborne’s professional experience, training and research validate the fact that feeding our pets homemade foods similar to those we enjoy is a sound, healthy choice. “A meal of chicken, sweet potato and broccoli, for example, is as good for pets as it is for people,” advises Osborne. “Don’t be afraid to prepare meals made of human foods for your pets. In addition to offering honest pet nutrition, it helps curb pricey pet food bills.” Her clients have found that simple recipes save time and money, help to avoid emergency room visits and promote health and wellness. Homemade canine cuisine made of equal portions of a lean protein, such as chicken, turkey, beef, veal, duck, fish or eggs; long-acting carbohydrates, like potatoes, rice, pasta or oatmeal; and fresh vegetables, including broccoli, spinach, green beans, lima beans, peas and carrots are ideal. For “allergic” dogs, modify to 50 percent protein and 50 percent veggies, cutting the carbs. Cats require more protein than dogs, so 80 percent lean protein and 20 percent veggies is purr-fect. Owners can prepare pet meals raw or cooked. Cooking options include broiling, boiling, frying, baking and grilling. Mix, and add a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil; the oil enhances the smell and taste of a pet’s food and is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Don’t forget to season a pet’s meal so it smells good. The three top flavors most pets enjoy are barbecue, pasta sauce and low-sodium tamari. Osborne balances homemade pet meals with a reputable vitamin-mineral, antioxidant supplement. Carol Osborne is America’s first veterinarian to be a board certified anti-aging diplomat. She founded the American Pet Institute, created Pet Anti-Aging Wellness Systems (PAAWS) and authored Naturally Healthy Dogs and Naturally Healthy Cats. Visit Carol OnPets.com. Carla Soviero is a freelance writer in Naples, FL. Contact her at mscarla11@ gmail.com.
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50 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SAVE THE EARTH By Karen Charboneau-Harrison
irst written in 1990, this wonderful resource is back in a completely revised, updated edition. Innovative and groundbreaking, the authors have teamed up with 50 of America’s top environmental groups, from the Natural Resources Defense Council to the Rainforest Action Network. Each group has chosen one issue and each provides Steps for Success that will empower you John Javna, Sophie Javna and Jesse Javna ISBN: 978 1 4013 2299 1 and your family in the fight to save the Earth. We can do it if we work together and it’s easy to get started with this book! Some of the ideas include the Sierra Club’s Cool Cities Campaign to fight global warning ‘one city at a time’. Defenders of Wildlife has provided simple, effective strategies for saving endangered species. Learn how to protect coral reefs and create a marine reserve with information from Seacology. How about getting your church congregation excited about saving the planet with Interfaith Power and Light? Find out how you can invite songbirds into your neighborhood with the National Audubon Society! And there’s 45 more ideas! 50 Simple Things educates us about the nature and extent of the environmental problems we face as a nation
and as a world. Chances are, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the ecological developments that we have witnessed over the last year – the Gulf Oil Spill, the current nine-foot deep toxic sludge in Hungary which is literally devouring villages – we all feel a bit overwhelmed and this book is an effort to do something about it. The question is, where do we, as individuals, begin and what can we do to really make a difference? We can’t turn back time, but we can make some real and concrete efforts to create our collective future. This book is a doorway into a community of experts and grassroots activists who can help you accomplish more than you could possibly hope to do on your own. And, to support this work, the authors have created a vibrant, on-line community at 50SimpleThings.com. This website is designed to work as an extra tool with the book and to be an ongoing source of information about what you can do – an opportunity to learn, ask questions and share what you’ve learned. Choose an action that speaks to your heart. It doesn’t matter which issue you choose– big or small – because they’re all interconnected. In the words of the authors: “If we all help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, we are simultaneously helping to clean waterways; if we help clean waterways, we improve wildlife habitats; to improve wildlife habitats, we need to set aside wilderness; and in setting aside wilderness, we protect trees. When we have more trees, we clean the air. And better air means less climate change. It’s the circle of life and it holds us all. Just pick a spot and jump in.” Karen Charboneau-Harrison is the owner of Isis Books, Gifts and Healing Oasis, specializing in books and tools that showcase the world’s Wisdom Traditions. IsisBooks.com.
Weekend Workshops With Jonette Crowley Internationally Known Channel & Award Winning Author of “The Eagle and The Condor”
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Soul Body Fusion®:
Opening to Channel:
Healing and Wholeness for This Millennium 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $150
Receive Higher Guidance
*Do you sometimes feel that your soul and your body aren’t in synch? *Do you feel ungrounded or not fully present? *Do you know that you should have more energy/vitality, but can’t get there? *Can you imagine how it will feel to have the frequency of your Soul and Body fully and permanently joined together, as they are meant to be?
Experience this remarkable process for yourself and learn how to do this for Others.
with JONETTE CROWLEY and WHITE EAGLE
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of: *Channeling *Calling in highest guidance *Listening to your intuition
*Preparing the inner space *Getting answers *Sensing energy
White Eagle will lead you in guided processes to access higher wisdom so that you can guide your own destiny and walk your path confidently, with truth. You will have the opportunity to practice with partners.
Reduced fee for taking both workshops: $285. Register at www.JonetteCrowley.com or call 303-689-9318 Workshops will be held at: Journeys for Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A Suite 100, Arvada, CO 80003 Visit www.J4CL.com for information or other events at Journeys For Conscious Living November 2010
localinsights Speech Freeze:Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
here is a one-liner that describes the feelings of an individual who stands up to either deliver a speech or to make a comment at a public meeting: The brain begins to work at birth and continues to function steadily until the moment the individual stands up to speak in public. Thatâ€™s also an apt description for many people who want to make telephone calls to sell a product or speak out at a company meeting. What is it that closes the throat, speeds the pulse or makes us breathless at such moments? What is it that makes our knees lock or dries our mouth so completely that we are desperate for a drink of water? Is it fear? Most likely, but fear of what? For someone who has never given a speech before, it can be fear of the unknown. For someone who has given many speeches but still has this issue, it may be the memory of an unhappy experience of a speech given in the past. And why is it that our autonomic systems literally close down our ability to speak by making us breathless or thirsty? What is it that sends our pulse sky-rocketing? Despite the
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famous one-liner about our brains stopping the moment we stand up to speak, a number of commentators have said that these responses are emergency actions that our brains initiate in order to protect us from whatever it is weâ€™re afraid of, even if our conscious minds are unaware of anything to be scared of. So our brains are really very busy at such moments. And theyâ€™re in conflict with our wish to speak. The fear may be of embarrassing ourselves, or making an error, or forgetting something important, or looking stupid or foolish, or not being perfect. What to do? Many speakers have a glass of water at the podium. Others take a lot of deep breaths before stepping up to the podium. But what if a speaker could make it OK to look foolish, or less than perfect? What if the speaker could learn a way to accept being human and to simply do the best job possible? What if we could find a way to let our brains know that there is life after making a speech? What if we could just stand up and be willing to laugh at ourselves and to look foolish? Itâ€™s probably best not to try this for the first time at the annual company banquet. So try it in front of family and friends. And then work your way up to larger groups. Additional help with Speech Freeze can be found at The Fast Focusing Center. Contact Debera Jensen, 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com. See ad page 12.
GREEN TEA: Health Benefits for Thousands of Years
hen a food has been around for at least five thousand years, most likely it has excellent health benefits. Green tea was discovered in China approximately 5,000 years ago and remains the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. Antioxidants are now being understood as one of the compounds that have anticancer properties. Green tea contains an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Hundreds of research studies have looked into the powerful anticancer properties of EGCG. This compound may reduce the risk of several types of cancers including esophageal, bladder, colon, pancreas, rectum, stomach and others. In clinical studies, EGCG has been shown to cause apoptosis (death of cancer cells while not harming good cells), and also inhibits cancer cell growth. According to Johnny Bowden, PhD and author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, the Chemoprevention Branch of the National Cancer Institute has initiated a plan for developing tea compounds as cancer-chemopreventative agents in human trials. In 1994, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported Bowdenâ€™s results of an epidemiological study indicating that drinking green tea reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly 60 percent. Clinical human studies have shown green tea can help lower LDL cholesterol (the bad one), triglycerides and blood pressure. Green tea may also improve glucose intolerance
and insulin sensitivity. All of these are known risk factors for coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. According to the American Heart Association, over 50 million Americans have these risk factors. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, green tea’s major side effect is quite pleasant. It promotes feelings of relaxation, reduced excitability and nervousness. This is due to the amino acid L-theanine which induces the release of the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA). GABA elevates the production of alpha waves associated with feeling relaxed (without drowsiness) and boosts mental alertness. As with any whole food, the minute the food is processed, it begins to lose active ingredients. This is also the case with tea. Once the leaves are chopped up for tea bags, the breakdown of these active ingredients can be rapid. Most of the health benefits of green tea come from the whole leaf, so buying in bulk is best. This also avoids the problems with the processing of the bag itself. And, each serving costs less than 20 cents. Green tea is a health food that takes very little effort to prepare but the health benefits are significant. It can be enjoyed hot, cold, flavored or plain. Fresh leaves can be dropped right
in your tea cup with hot water. A tea pot that strains the leaves, or even a coffee press can be used. It is one small change for your health that can be made today. Richard Thomas is a PhD in Holistic Nutrition, and works with Crowning Touch Therapeutics. He offers bulk teas for sale. He can be reached at Holisticnutrition4u@yahoo.com. 612-221-8236. HolisticNutrition4U.com. See ad page 2.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Back on Track-Love and Logic Tune-up Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. For graduates of the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent workshop. Child care available. $5/night/ child. $60/person; $100/couple. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-232-4079.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Hot Seat Nights With Aspen DeCew – 6:30-9:30pm. Observe the powerful work of Human Software Engineering and the WaveMaker technology. A chance to be in the “Hot Seat” and experience transformation, if you choose. Watch or participate as Aspen works with volunteers on stage to identify the “bug” or “virus” on their “Inner Human Software”. Then, using the cutting edge and breakthrough technology of the WaveMaker, she deletes the barriers to their life. $20 Pre-reg/$30 Door. Seating limited. RSVP Info@TrulyConscious.com or call 303-730-6695. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Interactive Mediumship and Psychic Development –7pm. Every Wednesday. Join nationally known intuitive psychic soul counselor, metaphysician, psychomotor and spiritual advisor for an interactive class channeling information directly from spirit, guaranteed to rapidly increase your psychic abilities and intuition. Free psychic readings. $10. Center of Eternal Light. Info/directions/ location 303-500-2808. Handweavers Guild of Boulder 39th Annual Show and Sale – 10am-6pm. Wed-Sun, Nov 3-7. Unique show and sale put on by over a hundred local artists. Items by weavers, knitters, bead artists, quilters, spinners, felters, basket makers, including clothing, artwork, jewelry, ornaments and kitchen items. Free. Boulder County Fairgrounds, Hover Street and Nelson Road, Longmont. HandWeaversOfBoulder.org.
CCC: Consciousness Conversations & Contemplations – 6:45-10pm. CCC hosts monthly meetings to share a common desire to raise the consciousness of our planet. We raise awareness and consciousness through presentations, discussion, interaction, and networking. We explore integration of enlightened living in our personal and professional lives. Love offering/donation. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 A Gathering of Light Workers – 7pm. Every Thursday. Colorado welcomes back nationally known intuitive psychic soul counselor, metaphysician and spiritual advisor for an ongoing circle of love, empowerment and transformation. Food, fellowship, ongoing discussions, support, prayer, meditation, psychic development and group healings. $10. Center of Eternal Light. Info/ directions/location 303-500-2808. Energetic Boundaries/Student Space – 7-8:30pm. Want tools to manage energy--yours and others? Learn EB in the first six classes for $25/class. Got tools (completed EB class)? Guided by Rev.DebraRae, you’ll create “your space,” run “your energy,” work energetic dynamics, create mock-ups and trade healings ($15). Sacred Spaces Center, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200. SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com. Beginning Jazz Dance – 12-1:15pm. Move to exciting music, learn the basics of jazz dance and have fun. $15. 3005 Sterling Circle, Ste 100, Boulder. 303-956-2382. Oneness Blessing – 5:30-6:30pm. The blessing can accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. It assists the recipient in a more heartfelt experience of Oneness and the Divine. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-232-4079. Secrets of a Soulful Marriage Date Nights – 6:30-8:30pm. Monthly dinner seminars for couples to learn marriage tips and advice from Jim and Ruth Sharon
who have been married 40 years. Free – purchase dinner from menu. Chopsticks China Bistro, 5117 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village. RSVP 303-796-7004.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 7th Annual Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show – Specialty food and gourmet section. “Colorado’s Cookin’” show runs during a portion of the day and features cooking demonstrations from some of the top chefs in the region. Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver. 800-521-7469 or ColoradoChristmasGiftShow.com. Denver Botanic Gardens – Colorado residents can enjoy a special free day at the Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, thanks to funding from the SCFD. Free. Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield, Littleton. BotanicGardens.org. Reiki I, II, Masters and Teachers Classes – 6pm. Friday through Monday. Learn to practice Reiki in a wonderful workshop with Lisa Guyman, Reiki Master and author of Journey Through Reiki, 5 CD set. $295-675. 1633 Fillmore, Denver. 303-861-2280 or LisaGuyman.com. Modern-Day Meditation – 7:30-9pm. This meditation guides people to a more open and calm state, to think clearly about solutions for daily life changes and find a deeper spiritual connection within. Free. Colorado Health and Wellness Center, 126 W 5th Ave, Denver. 800-338-3788 or Meetup.com/Modern-Day-Meditation-Denver.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Transformational Breath Introductory Workshop – 12-2pm.This workshop includes a discussion on the importance of breathing fully and effectively, the history of Transformational Breath, basic breath analysis, and a short breath session. Men and women welcome. Bring pillow, blanket, sheet. Dress comfortably. $30/workshop. Studio Soma, 2540 W. 29th Ave. RSVP Natalie 303-325-4150 or Natalie@HealingSpaceDenver.com.
The Journey Intensive Weekend – Nov 6-7. Learn how to get to the root cause of practically any longstanding issue, creating both physical and emotional healing. The Journey process, a step-by- step roadmap to healing, has transformed the lives of tens of thousands around the world. $395. Crowne Plaza Denver, International Airport, Convention Center, 15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver. RSVP 973-680-0271 or TheJourneyUSA.com/Intensive.html. Get Jazzed on Microcredit Fundraiser – 4:30-6:30pm. Come see how a small $100 micro-loan can change the lives of women and their families. We are raising money for our 16th Village Bank that will be located in Guatemala. Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge, 930 Lincoln St, Denver. APWColorado.org. Canine Massage Level 1, 2 & 3 – 9am-5pm. November 6-19. Canine Massage in Castle Rock, CO, Level 1, 2 and 3; Certification and NCBTMB CE Hours earned. Come learn a new exciting career. $1140-1400/level. 701 N Park St, Castle Rock. 303-669-4227 or RMSAAM.com. Animal Communications-Pet Healing Workshop – 12-6pm. RSVP/info Jen Tomas 303-908-6140 or JenTomas@msn.com or Judith Wade, 303-819-2153 or JudithW44@hotmail.com. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Richard Rudis Gong Bath – 6:30-8:30pm. Sound Pioneer and Recording Artist Richard Rudis (Sonam Dorje) creates transformational waves of sound bathing with the rising and falling rhythms, tonalities and vibrations of a huge earth gong tuned to the sound of the primordial AUM ‘the Universal chord’ the vibrational signature of our mother earth (Ghia) as it dances with our sun (Sol). Oneness Blessing at 6:30pm, Gong Bath begins at 7pm. RSVP WholeLifeModalities.com, $20 pre-reg;$25 at the door. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. The Reinvention of Self-How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One with Joe Dispenza, DC – 9am-5pm. Rewire your brain by taking a journey in brain evolution using scientifically proven neuro-physiological principles. Join Joe Dispenza, featured in What the BLEEP Do We Know?! $75. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-232-4079. Pueblo Holistic Health & Living Fair – Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 10am-5pm. A mind, body, spirit expo. Explore greater depths of being and living, holistic health options, aura camera, readers, merchants, good food. $5/day; $8/ both days includes workshops. Colorado State University Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo. 719-547-4883. Fundamentals of Yoga Workshop – 1-3pm. A 3-wk yoga workshop that teaches the basics from the ground up. Mainly a physical practice, but also touches on styles philosophy, breathwork and meditation. $90/3 wk series. 18425 Pony Express Dr, #107, Parker. Pre-register req’d 303-229-4155. Denver Arts Week: Night at the Museums – 5-10pm. Based on the popular event in Paris, “Night at the Museums” explores Denver’s top museums that open their doors for free. The Gardens will collaborate with 3rd Law Dance/Theater for a performance designed specifically in response to Henry Moore’s sculptures. Experience the drama of movement, light and video. Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street. Denver.org/DenverArtsWeek/.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7 In These Challenging Times “The Light Shall Set You Free” – 2pm. Every Sunday. Colorado welcomes back nationally known intuitive psychic soul counselor, metaphysician, and spiritual advisor for channeled spiritual teachings directly from the ancient mystery schools. As we raise our consciousness and awareness together in a safe environment, gracefully moving into the fifth dimension. Become a master of reincarnation,human energy systems, the seven dimensions, universal laws, laws of cause and effect, the chakra system, the akashic records, meditation and prayer, affirmations and manifestation, connecting to our light bodies. $12. Center of Eternal Light. Info/directions/location 303-500-2808. Gain Energy and Clarity – 11am-Noon. You will leave feeling better, refreshed and more open to creating the opportunities that life offers. Relieve stress, pain, gain clarity, and increase creativity during a 15-minute rebalance. Followed by group toning and meditation ending at 1pm. Register to win a 30 min reading. Yoga of the Mind, 8 East First Ave, #103, Denver. 303-668-2358. YogaOfTheMind.com. Lori Shin - Shadow Workshop – 9am-1pm. Info Lori 303-666-8846 or Co_IntegrativeCoach@comcast.net. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Past Lives, Present Conditions – 10:30-11:30am. The ECK Worship Service provides an uplifting setting to deepen our understanding of how Divine Spirit (the ECK) works in our lives. Free. Crossroads Gardens, 1800 30th St, Ste 208, Boulder. 303-443-1610 or ECK-Colorado.org. Non-Denominational Church Service – 11am. Celebrate the journey of life with meditation and an informative spiritual message on the first Sunday of every month. Service is followed by an aura healing - chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Lauren Skye, Senior Minister. Church of Infinite Spirit / Inner Connection Institute, 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213, Denver; 303-282-9439. Doors open from 10:40-11am. InnerConnection.org. Blissful Awakening Group – 5-7pm. Focus on your natural flow, move beyond limiting ideas and stories into a new, joyful, loving, prosperous way of being you. Achieve practical results with this focused, fun, inspirational group. Info 303-545-5485. North Boulder. Andrea Jackson, coach, facilitator and author. RadiantAwareness.com. Spiritual Gathering, Aura Healing Clinic & Lunch at Mimi’s Café – 11am-12:30pm. 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. Sacred Spaces House of Light, 223 Titan St., Aurora, 303-365-0200. SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Botanical Illustration Retreat – All day. MondayFriday. The red canyon, mountains, plateau and running water of Gateway Canyons provide the beautiful backdrop for this outdoor painting experience. Five days filled with workshops, presentation, demos, portfolio sharing and other related activities. Everybody is welcome. Gateway Canyons Resort, Gateway. Price and Info 720-865-3653 or Mervihj@BotanicGardens.org.
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Affordable Qigong Healing Clinic – 12-2:30pm. Qigong energy healing involves, non touch, non invasive techniques to detect and clear energetic stagnation and blockages in the subtle body. As energetic corrections are made, balance is restored to the mind, body, and spirit. $25/session or $75/4 sessions. 3035 W 25th Ave, Denver. RSVP 720-887-3532. Rob Hamilton - The Speaking Connection – 6:309:30pm. Rob Hamilton and The Speaking connection is a specialized environment where you can dissolve and dismantle what blocks your full expression. You will learn how to turn your fear into pleasure and return to a natural, open and confident state where expression is spontaneous, humorous, authentic and uncommonly rich. $10. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Kris Cassidy - Breakthrough Breathwork – 6-10pm. Simple dynamic breathing meditation takes you on a healing journey deep within, and helps release whatever is in the way of a deeper connection with your true Nature. Breath is the bridge between body and spirit. Connects your body with prana, chi, your life force, and infuses your cells with pranic energy, connects you with the divine within. Profound spiritual experiences possible, may include visions, communication with spiritual beings, or a deeply loving communion with God. Info/register, Kris Cassidy 719 200-2929 or BreakthroughBreathwork.com. $45 per person/$80 for 2, $22 for students. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Sustainability Fair: Fall 2010 – 10am-4pm. Each Semester, students from the Sustainability Minor volunteer to disseminate a trifold message of responsible living: social, economic, and environmental. Free workshops, participation prizes, a green job fair and solar powered music by the Free Jam Society. Free. Bring cash to support vendors and for donations. Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver. SustainUCD.org. Secrets of Boundless Energy for the Holidays – 6-7pm. Learn breathing techniques and energy stimulation techniques to keep you going long after others are done. $30/ person. 88 Inverness Circle E, Ste H107, Centennial. 303-708-8817 or FastFocusingCenter.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Alliance of Professional Women: November Networking Luncheon – 11:30am-1pm. Come and meet this dynamic group of women. $25/member; $35/non-member. RSVP req’d 303-368-4747 or APWColorado.org.
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Masterminding – 6-9pm. Learn the method used by many of the most successful and wealthiest people for increasing business and building wealth. Introductory session. Free. 88 Inverness Circle E, Ste H107, Centennial. 303-708-8817 or FastFocusingCenter.com. Back on Track-Love and Logic Tune-up Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. See November 1st for details. Child care available. $5/night/child. $60/person; $100/couple. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-232-4079.
Money Class – 6-8pm. Stop the negative thoughts about money keeping you from having enough. Free. 88 Inverness Circle E, Ste H107, Centennial. 303-708-8817 or FastFocusingCenter.com. Open Door Reading Space – 7-8:30pm. In a group setting, Rev. DebraRae will offer medium communication from loved ones with whom you would like to communication. You may ask questions and offer communication to them as well. $20. Sacred Spaces Center, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200. SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com. Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture – 6:30pm. Dr. Tamara Eslich will speak about the brain and will explain why there is an epidemic of children with these concerns. She will also discuss the recent research about children with academic and neurobehavioral issues. The Brain Balance Program will be explained. Free. 1211 Avery St, Unit 101, Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780. Nutritional Cleansing 101 – 7-8:30pm. This workshop introduces a revolutionary new cleansing/fat burning system, a natural, safe and effective program to rid your body of the harmful toxins. This program will radically change your health and as an added benefit participant report weight loss of 9-12 pounds in just 9 days. Free. 65 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Introduction to a Holistic Lifestyle Webinar – 4:00-5:30pm. A new awareness community will be hosting an informative hour and half webinar on the Introduction to Holistic Lifestyle. Join us from the comfort of your own home! To register visit Https:// www3.gotomeeting.com/register/540070870 or HolisticBedandBreakfast.com. Free Introductory Workshop for Reference Point Therapy: Healing That Works with Valeria Moore – 7-9pm. Reference Point Therapy gets to the bottom of things. Many healings don’t create profound instant and permanent change because they don’t get to the bottom of the problem. Old problems are likely to recur as patterns re-emerge from a place much deeper than your energy and belief system. Free workshop introducing a two day Level 1 workshop. Teacher Valeria Moore, author of Healer Wisdom. Register WholeLifeModalities. com. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Sustaining Earth, Sustaining Soul – 6:30- 9pm. How can we sustain our world and soul at the same time? Jeffrey Kiehl’s presentation will reflect on how to live a more balanced life within the world and embark on new ways of living sustainably. $15 gen public /$10 senior or student/ members free. Info bfjung.org or 303-473-8373. Fantastically Female – November 12-14th. Ready for more free time, happiness and energy? Plug your energy drains and learn what fuels you when you attend this nurturing, playful and ecstatic weekend just for women. Boulder. Cost and Info GreaterLoving.com. How to Sell in a Tough Economy – 8:30-10:30am. Learn how to sell more effectively without looking like a salesperson. Free. 3600 S Beeler St, Ste 200, Denver. RSVP 303-741-5200.
EFT Practice Group – 6-7:30pm. Clear your holiday stress so you can fully enjoy the festivities. Come to our monthly practice/support group for people with a basic understanding of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Free. Downtown Littleton. 303-955-7532 or ClearSourceCoaching.com. Modern-Day Meditation – 7:30-9pm. See Nov 5th for details. Free. Colorado Health and Wellness Center, 126 W 5th Ave, Denver. 800-338-3788 or Meetup.com/ Modern-Day-Meditation-Denver. Spiritual Movie Night - A Course In Miracles: The Movie – 7-9pm. The teachings of A Course in Miracles have been supported by such mainstream commentators as Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer & Marianne Williamson, and are additionally supported by countless “New Thought” churches, such as Centers for Spiritual Living & the Association of Unity Churches. $10. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 DeStress for the Holidays – 9-11am. Learn to take the stress out of the holidays. Free. 88 Inverness Circle E, Ste H107, Centennial. 303-708-8817 or FastFocusingCenter.com. Improv with Erica – Saturday and Sunday. Sat 9am4:30pm; Sun 1:45-5pm. Experience the art of improvisation in a safe, friendly atmosphere with Erica Teel. $125. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or MileHiChurch.org. Rocky Mtn BodyTalk Clinic – 10am-3pm. This clinic is open to all and is especially being held this day to welcome school teachers, parents and school age children to experience the effects of the amazing health care system, BodyTalk. No appointments are necessary. Free. 1633 Fillmore, Ste 410, Denver. 303-399-3535 or CommunityHolistic@gmail.com. The Infinity Experience – All day. Love, Connection, Power. Variety of classes and speakers. $129. The Tivoli, Auraria Campus. Info Chad Steele 303-667-7331 or TheInfinityExperience.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Misha May Foundation Annual 10th Anniversary Fundraiser – 12-3:30pm. The fundraiser is an entertaining afternoon for a good cause, to ensure The Misha May Foundation is able to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs (and sometimes cats) at risk, regardless of breed or mix, behavioral or medical issues. The funds raised will not only go to helping dogs in the future, but to help pay for medical bills, food and shelter currently needed. $35/ ticket. $100/sponsor. For more information, to provide auction item or to volunteer, MishaMayFoundation@ gmail.com or 303-239-0382. Purchase tickets online at MishaMayFoundation.org or via check. Location: Mercury Café, 2199 California St, Denver. 1-2-3 Plan of The LifeLine Technique – 12:45-7pm. One day workshop based on Dr. Darren Weissman’s new book Awakening to the Secret Code of your Mind:Your Mind’s Journey to Inner Peace. Upgrade the field of your spirit to live in the now, transform
stress into creating what is possible, open the doorway to your authentic self and activate the subconscious mind’s attractor field for manifesting your intention. $125 includes materials. Lafayette. Seating Limited. RSVP Gail 303-956-2382. Unleashing Your Calling: Creating the Work You Love – 2:30-4:30pm. Come join Tama Kieves, leading career coach and best-selling author to uncover and thrive in your authentic calling. $10. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-232-4079.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Back on Track-Love and Logic Tune-up Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. See November 1st for details. Child care available. $5/night/child. $60/person; $100/couple. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-232-4079. Kirtan with Tom Fuhrmann – 7:30-9:30pm. Join Tom Fuhrmann’s Littleton Kirtan Gang for an evening of Kirtan. Musicians include Tom Fuhrmann, Harmonium; Michelle Davidson, Vocals; Steve Bross, Tabla; Rick Franz, Guitar. Info Tom 303-435-3152. Love Offerings/ Suggested Donation $10. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 BJ Hambleton Prosperity & Manifesting Workshop – 6- 9pm. Call for info 303-731-6695. Journeys For Conscious Living, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. J4CL.com. Brown Bag Workshop: Mindmapping – 12-1pm. The presentation is Mindmapping your Business Initiatives. Learn how to use mindmapping tools for strategizing on your business. By presenting ideas in a radial, graphical, non-linear manner, mind maps encourage a brainstorming approach to planning and organizational tasks. Bring a Brown Bag lunch. Free. 1368 26th St, Denver. 303-720-6850. Meditation for Living – 7pm. Beginning Nov 16 for 5 weeks. Learn meditation techniques and energy dynamics to help you find your true connection with self and with spirit. Learn to create calm and shift your emotional states by releasing blocked energy. Bring the benefits of clairvoyant meditation into your life. In these dynamic times it is more important than ever to access all of our abilities and spiritual awareness. Learn specific, easy, and effective techniques to see, change, and manage energy. $150 Includes CD. Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth, Lakewood. RSVP 303-282-9439. InnerConnection.org.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 The Spice of Life: Session 1 – 9:30-10:30am. Session 2 - 11am-12pm. Learn the spices you drink in cider or eat in pumpkin pie. See where some of our favorite spices come from and how they grow. Members $10/class; Non-Members $12/class. Discounts available. Pre-register 720-865-3580 or Catalog.BotanicGardens.org. Business Success Class – 6-8pm. Learn how to get past roadblocks on the road to success. Free. Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, Ste H107, Centennial. 303-708-8817 or FastFocusingCenter.com.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Oneness Blessing – 5:30-6:30pm. See Nov 4th for details. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-232-4079. Winter Immunity – 6-8pm. Learn and prepare herbal remedies to build a strong immune system and that are effective at fighting off the harshest cold or flu. Free. Holistic Pathways, 4521 S Logan St, Englewood. RSVP 720-570-2454. Energetic Boundaries / Student Space – 7-8:30pm. Want tools to manage energy--yours and others? Learn EB in the first six classes for $25/class. Got tools (completed EB class)? Guided by Rev.DebraRae, you’ll create “your space,” run “your energy,” work energetic dynamics, create mock-ups and trade healings ($15). Sacred Spaces Center, 223 Titan St, Aurora. 303-365-0200. SacredPlacesAndSpaces.com. Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture – 6:30pm. See Nov 11th for details. Free. 1211 Avery St, Unit 101, Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780. Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound with Ann Hines & Donna Baldwin – 7-9pm. Come for a Oneness Deeksha experience with live Sacred Sound 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. Love Offering/$20 suggested Donation. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 The Correlation between Foods, Vitality and Illness Webinar – 4:00-5:30pm. Join us for a revolutionary webinar with great educational detail from the comfort of your own home! To register visit Https:// www3.gotomeeting.com/register/256438806 or HolisticBedandBreakfast.com. Modern-Day Meditation – 7:30-9pm. See Nov 5th for details. Free. Colorado Health and Wellness Center, 126 W 5th Ave, Denver. 800-338-3788 or Meetup.com/ Modern-Day-Meditation-Denver.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 World and Alternative Gift Market – Saturday and Sunday. Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday 9am-2pm. Fair trade gifts you can feel good about giving. Supporting over 50 indigenous artisans from the US and around the world. Free. 4101 E Hampden Ave, Denver. 303-759-2770.
Soul Body Fusion® and Opening to Channel with Jonette – 9:30am -5:30pm. Jonette Crowley, internationally known channel and author of the award winning book Eagle and the Condor will offer Soul Body Fusion®: Healing and Wholeness for This Millennium on Sat Nov 20 and Opening to Channel: Receive Higher Guidance on Sun Nov 21. Soul Body Fusion is a workshop training a remarkable process that brings the frequency of the Soul and Body fully and permanently joined together as they are meant to be. At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to perform the process individually or add it in their healing practice. Opening to Channel: Receive Higher Guidance offers participants the basics of channeling, preparing the inner space, calling in highest guidance, getting answers, listening to their intuition, and sensing energy. Register at JonetteCrowley.com or call 303-689-9318. Registration $150 per day, or $285 for both. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Sant Mat Meditation – 11am. Free one-hour introductory talk on the meditation of light and sound. Sant Mat is a practical spiritual path based on meditation, ethical living, service to others and love for all creation. Its goal is to fulfill the purpose of human life described by mystics of all traditions. Given by representatives of Sant Baljit Singh. Followed by questions and informal discussion. Boulder Public Library 11th & Arapahoe, Boulder. Free. Info 1-877-meditate or 303-921-2765 or Santmat.net. Intro to Permaculture – 10am-4pm. Learn to design an ecological garden that produces food, supports wildlife, and is aesthetically pleasing through permaculture design. $67. 1005 York St, Denver. 720-865-3580. Music Meditation – 10-11:30am. Find your inner calm as you listen to the beautiful sounds of meditative music with violinist Kailin Yong and friends. This is a beautiful way to launch calmly into the hectic holiday season. Free. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield. 303-464-5835 or BroomfieldAuditorium.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Spiritual Gathering & Aura Healing Clinic – 11am12:30pm. 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. Sacred Spaces House of Light, 223 Titan St., Aurora, 303-365-0200. SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com. Community HU Song – 10:30-11:30am. The public is warmly invited to attend a community HU Chant
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(or HU Song), a gathering to sing the ancient love song to God, the HU. Free. Crossroads Gardens, 1800 30th St, Ste 208, Boulder. 303-443-1610 or ECK-Colorado.org. Detox and Digestive Health Seminar – 1-3 pm. Learn how to reduce the toxins in your body, improve your digestive health and experience an herbal applicator that helps get toxins out of fat cells. Lose inches, tighten loose skin, cellulite and hit problem spots. Free. RSVP req’d 720-308-4089 or Susan@LivingHealthierNow. com. Whole Health, 9075 Forsstrom Dr., Lone Tree. LivingHealthierNow.com. Afternoon of Clearings with Kate and Niki – 3-5pm. Clear Charges, Move forward. Techniques utilized as appropriate to individuals. Neutralize & clear energies. Step into new possibilities. Benefit from the group rate.$65/pre reg, $75/day of. 106 Stone Street, Morrison. RSVP 303-880-3680 or 303-697-7707 or Info@ HandReadingsbyKate.com. HandReadingsbyKate.com.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Meditation for Living – 7pm. Beginning Nov 23 for 5 weeks. Learn meditation techniques and energy dynamics to help you find your true connection with self and with spirit. Learn to create calm and shift your emotional states by releasing blocked energy. Bring the benefits of clairvoyant meditation into your life. In these dynamic times it is more important than ever to access all of our abilities and spiritual awareness. Learn specific, easy, and effective techniques to see, change, and manage energy. $150 Includes CD. Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth, Lakewood. RSVP 303-282-9439. InnerConnection.org. Affordable Qigong Healing Clinic–12-2:30pm. See November 9th for details. $25/session or $75/4 sessions. 3035 W 25th Ave, Denver. RSVP 720-887-3532. Video Meets Documentation: Creating Effective Web-Based Learning Tools – 7- 8:30pm. Meet for Happy Hour prior at the Mediterranean, 1002 Walnut St. Boulder, 5:30 - 6:30pm. Sean Healy of Wild Basin Media will discuss how to capture video with screen-capture tools or video cameras; integrate video with your current documentation; collaborate with videographers; insert video references into source using standard authoring methods. Free. Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Deb Kolaras 303-900-3387 or PR@bwa.org.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Thanksgiving Service – 10-11am. Gather your family and join us as we celebrate the abundance in our lives with this moving Thanksgiving service. Free.
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Everyday Living Food Webinar – 4:00-5:30pm. Living a fast pace life can be very stressful, but don’t let it affect what you eat. Learn the secrets to everyday living food. To register visit Https:// www3.gotomeeting.com/register/839435918 or HolisticBedandBreakfast.com.
Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training–200 hr. level Yoga Teacher Training on the beach in Mexico. Enjoy a transformational educational experience while rejuvenating at a beautiful private retreat center. 401-368-9642. YogaTeacherTrainingRetreat.com.
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Psychic & Healing Fair – Noon–5pm. Rev. DebraRae available for readings at fair rates of $20/20 min.; healing modalities offered may include Aura Healings, Egyptian Rod Healings, Tuning Fork Balancing, Chi Machine, Reiki, Ionizer Detox Foot Bath; plus vendors’ merchandise. Come for an hour or come for the day! 223 Titan St, Aurora, 303-365-0200, SacredSpacesAndPlaces.com
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(JAN 6-9, FEB 25-27, MAR 11-13, APR 14-17, MAY 20-22) The Aquarian Teacher - KRI Level 1 Teacher Training in Boulder for five weekends. Learn the Ancient Science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bajan with teachers from Golden Bridge. Challenge yourself, confront selfimposed limits, gain knowledge and confidence to build a more peaceful and creative life. CarolineAshleyYoga.com.
Spiritual Cinema Presents: A Course in Miracles The Movie – 7-10pm. This film blends interviews from A Course in Miracles guides with the story of a woman learning to use the curriculum to understand what special relationships and the power of forgiveness are truly for. Free. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or MileHiChurch.org.
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COSTA RICA YOGA RETREAT DEC 4-11, 2010
Cleansing and Awakening Your Sacred Temple - Join Karuna in Costa Rica for Chanting, Dancing, Breath Walking, Meditation and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bajan. Experience deep relaxation and purification of the Sacred Sound Current of the Gong. Optional cleanse with Shivanter. All levels welcome. CarolineAshleyYoga.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Advanced Yoga Training-Patanjali Yoga Sutras Module – 6-8:30pm. 200RYT required. Register for advanced certification in this 115 hour course, study the Yoga Sutras to enhance personal growth, deepen your study of yoga, and accumulate continuing education hours. $1,898. 3333 Federal Blvd, Denver. Details 303-432-8099 or Pyamandala.com.
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Anesthesia Free Dental Cleaning for Dogs and Cats – Appt Necessary. Teeth cleaning for Dogs and Cats without anesthesia. Event fills up quickly, make a reservation today. $150; $25 deposit with appt. Deposit is refunded if your pet needs to go to the vet for deeper cleaning or an extraction. Hero’s Pets, 8086-N Bowles Ave, Littleton. 303-972-1926 or HerosPets@gmail.com. Nutritional Cleansing 101 – 7-8:30pm. See Nov 11th for details. Free. 65 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com.
How to Sell in a Tough Economy–8:30-10:30am. Learn how to sell more effectively without looking like a salesperson. Free. 3600 S Beeler St, Ste 200, Denver. RSVP 303-741-5200. Trail of Lights at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield–5:30-9:30pm. Dec 3-Jan 2 (Wed-Sun evenings). Experience true country charm at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield this holiday season walking through a charming forest path decorated with more than 1 million colorful lights. Nearly half of all the lights used are sparkling, energy-saving, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), reflecting commitment
movements, stretching, meditation and chanting; all in precise sequence. $16. 639 E 19th Ave, Denver. 303-860-9642.
In These Challenging Times “The Light Shall Set You Free” – 2pm. Colorado welcomes back nationally known intuitive psychic soul counselor, metaphysician, and spiritual advisor for channeled spiritual teachings directly from the ancient mystery schools. As we raise our consciousness and awareness together in a safe environment, gracefully moving into the fifth dimension. Become a master of reincarnation,human energy systems, the seven dimensions, universal laws, laws of cause and effect, the chakra system, the akashic records, meditation and prayer, affirmations and manifestation, connecting to our light bodies. $12. Center of Eternal Light. Info/ directions/location 303-500-2808. Kundalini Yoga – 8-9:30am. Kundalini Yoga focuses on awakening the living energy that rests dormant in the base of the spine through specific breathing,
Healing Circle: “Journey toward Self” – 7-8pm. - Designed to deepen your personal meditation or healing through the practice of expanded awareness. Includes time for personal healing to deepen the connection with your higher-self. $8. Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation , 639 E 19th Ave, Denver.303-860-9642. SamadhiYoga.net.
monday A Way of Life Free Presentation – 6pm. Ninneen Carroll-Harsh, CCHt, RBT, discusses how your mind and subtle energies can help you heal virtually any issue in life. There is nothing more powerful than your mind and The Creator/Source. RSVP
to conservation and sustainability. Free parking. Food and beverages available. Adult: $9.50. Student & Senior: (65+): $7.50. Child: (4-12): $6.50. Children 3 and younger: Free. Members receive $2 off admission. Group of 10 or more: $7 per person. BotanicGardens.org.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 Gain Energy and Clarity–11am-Noon. You will leave feeling better, refreshed and more open to creating the opportunities that life offers. Relieve stress, pain, gain clarity, and increase creativity during a 15-minute rebalance. Followed by group toning and meditation ending at 1pm. Register to win a 30 min reading. Yoga of the Mind, 8 East First Ave, #103, Denver. 303-668-2358. YogaOfTheMind.com.
866-346-1770 or emergencies 719-845-6028. Wellshire Professional Bldg, 2833 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. AUWayofLife.com. Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga w/EmySol – 6:30pm. Exhilarating and complete Yoga practice. Uses Ujjayi breath to flow from one asana (pose) to another to energize metabolic rate to burn fat and build a firm toned healthy body. Increases stamina and develop great strength and flexibility. Stimulates and tones the internal organs and improves circulation, alleviate stress allowing balance to the body, mind and spirit. Ends with savasana (deep relaxation) and short meditation for a simple blissful experience. Instructor: EmySol -Ananda Shakti Ma. Call for pricing. No exp. req’d. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Heart Shamanism – 6-8pm. Monday and Wednesdays. Learn beginning, intermediate and advanced shamanic journeying with an emphasis on heart
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Modern-Day Meditation – 7-8:30pm. This meditation guides people to a more open and calm state, to think clearly about solutions for daily life changes and find a deeper spiritual connection within. First class Free. 4277 W 43rd Ave, Denver. 800-338-3788.
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Pajama Yoga – 9-10pm. This is a relaxing and fun class which supports you in letting go of your day and having restful and healthful sleep. Feel free to wear your pajamas. First class free/$8 drop-in. 1633 Fillmore, Ste 410, Denver. 303-399-3535.
tuesday Gain Energy and Clarity – 5:30-7pm.You will leave feeling better, refreshed and more open to creating the opportunities that life offers. Relieve stress, pain, gain clarity, and increase creativity during a 15-minute rebalance. Register to win a 30 min reading. Yoga of the Mind, 8 East First Ave, #103, Denver. 303-668-2358. YogaOfTheMind.com.
wednesday Interactive Mediumship and Psychic Development – 7pm. Join nationally known intuitive psychic soul counselor, metaphysician, psychomotor and spiritual advisor for an interactive class channeling information directly from spirit, guaranteed to rapidly increase your psychic abilities and intuition. Free psychic readings. $10. Center of Eternal Light. Info/directions/location 303-500-2808. Ashtanga Vinyasa Free Flow Yoga w/EmySol – 6:30pm. Exhilarating and complete Yoga practice. Uses Ujjayi breath to flow from one asana (pose) to another to energize metabolic rate to burn fat and build a firm toned healthy body. Increases stamina and develop great strength and flexibility. Ends with savasana (deep relaxation) and short meditation for a simple blissful experience. Instructor: EmySol -Ananda Shakti Ma. Call for pricing. No exp. req’d. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Gentle/Restorative Yoga – 5:15-6:15pm. This one hour class is slow paced and focuses on increasing flexibility, improving range of motion and cultivating a sense of relaxation and ease in the body. This is an ideal class for people new to yoga, those healing some type of injury or those taking initial steps to get in better shape. $15/drop-in; $50/4 classes. 18425 Pony Express Dr, Parker. RSVP 303-229-4155. A Way of Life Healing Clinics – 10am-7pm; 45 min sessions. Ninneen Carroll-Harsh, CCHt, RBT, uses ThetaHealing, the same state monks go to when praying, to help you restore health, lessen injury recovery time, relax and balance energy, clear subtle energies and help manage illness and recovery. $40. RSVP Ninneen 866-346-1770 or emergencies 719-845-6028. Wellshire Professional Bldg, 2833 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. AUWayofLife.com. Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing – 6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic shower. During a healing, energy one does not need to be carrying is cleared out of one’s space, including energies that block growth and flow. Donations accepted. Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com.
Heart Shamanism – 6-8pm. See Monday for details. $345/8 classes. RSVP for location, 603-345-8156. Yoga Nidra – 7-8pm. Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep and refers to the conscious awareness of the Deep Sleep state. In Yoga Nidra you leave the waking state, then go to deep state of deep relaxing and rejuvenating. $8. 639 E 19th Ave, Denver. 303-860-9642.
thursday A Gathering of Light Workers – 7pm. Colorado welcomes back nationally known intuitive psychic soul counselor, metaphysician and spiritual advisor for an ongoing circle of love, empowerment and transformation. Food, fellowship, ongoing discussions, support, prayer, meditation, psychic development and group healings. $10. Center of Eternal Light. Info/directions/location 303-500-2808. Conscious Living with Lani – 7pm. Lanie Renee, spiritualist, teacher, guide, energetic healer and channeled tarot reader teaches class. Free. 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 100, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com. Gentle/Restorative Yoga – 1:30-2:30pm. See Wednesday for details. $15/drop-in; $50/4 classes. 18425 Pony Express Dr, Parker. RSVP 303-229-4155. Free Aura & Chakra Healings – 6-7pm. Remove pain and foreign energy from your body. Get replenished with your own life force. Feel revitalized and refreshed. Free. 4887 Kings Ridge Blvd, Boulder. 303-530-0920. Psychic Readings – 7-8:30pm. Learn about your past lives, the colors of your aura, and your soul essence. Free. 4887 Kings Ridge Blvd, Boulder. RSVP req’d 303-530-0920. BHS-Business Honoring Spirituality Networking – 7-9pm. Our mission is to unite business professionals in a Spiritual surrounding, allowing for limitless individual and group development of Spiritual and professional possibilities. With a network of various businesses and services, we open our lives to more knowledge, abundance, friendship, Spirituality and prosperity. Bring plenty of business cards.$5 donation. Mile Hi Church, 9079 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. Info and speaking opps BHSMileHi.org.
friday Trance Medium Healing Clinic – 7pm. Open Channeling 7:00-7:30; Free. Healings following the Open Channel; $10. Trance medium healing is a dynamic process facilitating re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. This clinic involves channeling, energy readings, and intense individual clearings. Plan time for self after healing. Arrive a little early; building doors auto-lock 6:55pm. No appointment necessary. Presented by Inner Connection Institute, 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213, Denver; 303-282-9439. InnerConnection.org.
saturday Intermediate Jazz Dance – 11am-12:30pm. A challenging jazz dance class with emphasis on technique, movement quality, energy and performance quality. $15/class. The Dairy Arts, 2590 Walnut St, #1, Boulder. 303-956-2382. Fundamentals of Yoga – 1-3pm. Starts Nov 6. 3-class series. Info/details CtHealingCenter.com. 18425 Pony Express Dr, Parker. RSVP 303-229-4155.
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Unique, Personalized Ceremonies 720-524-3664 WeddingForYou.net Personal ceremonies – designing each ceremony or ritual to reflect individual values and needs. Certified Celebrant helping to celebrate or assist in transitions: weddings, commitment ceremonies, civil unions, adoptions, naming ceremonies, divorce, funerals, memorials, pet ceremonies, life celebrations, retirement, anniversaries and business transitions. Pre-marital, individual and couples counseling also available.
COLON HYDROTHERAPY RADIANT HEALTH OF BOULDER Mary Wasinger I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist 3445 Penrose Place, Ste 260, Boulder RadiantHealthofBoulder.com ProfoundHealingWater.com
Healing your digestive tract is essential to achieving optimal health. The gentle process of colon-hydrotherapy along with probiotics, detoxification programs, proper hydration and an alkaline diet will help you dramatically reach new levels of physical and emotional wellness. My expertise in colon health empowers my clients towards well-being in a peaceful and safe environment. See coupon, page 15.
CONSCIOUS EVENTS & SPEAKERS THE JOURNEY INTENSIVE WEEKEND November 6-7
P.O. Box 10 Louisville, CO 80027 973-680-0271 TheJourneyUSA.com Ever feel you never have enough money, are attractive or good enough? These are limiting beliefs, stuck in your subconscious mind. The Journey guides you to access your own wisdom, clearing out belief systems that hold you back from a fulfilling and happy life. Uncover and clear out the driving force behind physical dis-ease or emotional blocks or anything holding you back from your fullest potential. See calendar listing November 6.
JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Building A, Suite 100 Arvada, CO 80003 303-731-6695 J4CL.com
Journeys for Conscious Living (J4CL) is an organization leading the world in conscious living, hosting world class events, speakers and event center (space rental) to empower people to create thoughtful changes in living their lives every day, thus creating the space and energy to stay centered and expand the community. J4CL’s center and events promote experiences for discovering and developing a life of passion, purpose and contribution. J4CL invites you to co-create opportunities, collaboration and communities for individuals and businesses to reach their full, highest potential, while experiencing love, joy and transformation. See ads, page 21 and 24.
DOG TRAINING MISHA MAY FOUNDATION Lorraine May, Executive Director 303-239-0382 MishaMayFoundation.org
Understanding Dogs - Not your typical “sit, stay, lay down” class. Holistic approach to training, behavior, health and healing, including obedience, Reiki, flower essences, calming techniques and communication. Includes a behavior consultation, coaching session and treatment plan for each participating dog. Listen and learn, engage in handling, and be guided in follow-up practice. May holds masters degrees in both education and psychology. She teaches classes, and consults on behavior, for the general public, as well as various shelters and rescue groups. Registration required. Email for dates and info: MishaMayFoundation@gmail.com. See ad, page 19.
FIND YOUR PASSION FORTUNE AND FORTITUDE Celeste Perez
Are you at yet another crossroad in your life and want to activate your inner guidance for clarity and focus? Do you feel out of touch with your deepest desires, or stuck in confusion and lack of focus? If you are experiencing confusion on what to do next, out of touch with your deepest desires and purpose, looking for guidance in getting in touch with yourself or going through a major change, call Fortune and Fortitude. People who seek guidance from Fortune and Fortitude have arrived at a crossroad in their life and need help bringing light, clarity and focus to achieve what they really want.
GAIN ENERGY AND CLARITY YOGA OF THE MIND 8 E. 1st Ave., Suite 103 Denver, CO 80204 303-668-2358 YogaOfTheMind.com Free Energy Balancing every Tuesday and register to win a 30-min reading. You will leave feeling better, refreshed and more open to creating the opportunities that life offers. Relieve stress, pain, gain clarity, and increase creativity during a 15-minute rebalance. Free every Tuesday from 6-7pm and the 1st Sunday of each month 11-noon at Yoga of the Mind classroom.
GREEN CLEANING GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS LLC Rae Ann Dougherty 720-746-0803 GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com
Green Cleaning Products LLC provides safe, green household cleaners manufactured by wowgreen. The company’s mission is to free the world of toxic chemicals, one household and business at a time. These products are manufactured from a proprietary blend of enzymes that provide a safe, effective and all-natural cleaning solution for every household need. Products are packaged in reusable containers and shipped in recyclable paper containers.
HOLISTIC B&B IN FLORIDA HOLISTIC BED AND BREAKFAST 14850 Family Trail, Hudson, FL 888-476-7774 info@HolisticBedAndBreakfast.com HolisticBedAndBreakfast.com
Florida’s only all-inclusive holistic bed and breakfast. Juice fasting, detox, healing programs, starting at $999 for a weekend. 25% off if you bring a friend or a family member. Learn the correlation between food and illnesses and how to heal your body with living foods. 35 acres of forest, pastures and hiking trails, come to heal and relax. Phone consultation and webinars also available. See ad, page 17.
communityresourceguide HOUSE CLEARINGS YOGA OF THE MIND
8 E. 1st Ave., Suite 103 Denver, CO 80204 303-668-2358 YogaOfTheMind.com House Clearings can sell a property or make a new one your own. How a house feels is largely due to its non-physical energy field. This energy is influenced by the vibration of the land, builders, previous owners and neighbors. After a house clearing, the propertyâ€™s energy will become visible to potential buyers or just feel like it is yours in the following ways: *Available *Welcoming *Neutral *Comfortable *Appealing. See a live house clearing video at YogaOfTheMind. com under House Clearings or call David Stevens at 303-668-2358.
INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CLEAR SKY MEDICAL
Katia I. Meier, M.D. 10103 Ridge Gate Parkway Aspen Building, Suite 221 Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-790-7860 ClearSkyMedical.com Family practice physician specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Neurotransmitter balancing, comprehensive Nutritional analysis and therapy, Homeopathy, Herbalogy, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic procedures. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call for more information today. See more info, page 16.
CROWNING TOUCH HEALING ARTS MEDICAL CENTER
18425 Pony Express Dr.,Suite 107 Parker, CO 80134 303-805-2282 CTHealingCenter.com Reform, rejuvenate and restore your body, mind and spirit with complete integrated affordable health care and wellness services. Monthly specials, insurance accepted. Services include acupuncture, biomeridian, hypnotherapy, nutrition, classical homeopathy, massage, fertility specialists including maya abdominal massage, Tai chi, meditation, yoga, Pilates, medical weight loss, complete skin and body therapies and self-development coaching and workshops. See ad, page 13.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE ALANDI AYURVEDA CLINIC & ALANDI ASHRAM
Alakanand Ma, M.D. 2457 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80304 303-786-7437 Info@AlandiAshram.org AlandiAshram.org Alakananda Ma reaches into the heart of Ayurveda. A British medical doctor and spiritual renunciant, she has dedicated her life to serving others and relieving suffering. An appointment with her is an opportunity for deep physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformation. She has been studying Ayurveda since meeting Dr Vasant Lad in India in 1980 and practicing in Boulder since 1989. She is a board member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and along with her dedicated team of graduate students, offers a full service experience including vital signs, diet and lifestyle counseling, onsite pancha karma and an in-house pharmacy. Sliding scale accepted. See ad, page 8.
MASSAGE AND MORE HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER FOR HEALING STRESS & PAIN
Velina Lujan, MA, CMT, CDH, Fairways Offices 5600 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 203 Boulder, CO 80303 303-717-7709 YourStressManager.com $49 1st visit for a Full Hour Massage or other Wellness Services in our Center. Now offering Low-Cost Community Massage & Wellness Clinic for those who would not otherwise afford these services to obtain the healing and support they need. $49/50 minute session; slide down according to need. 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 9am-7pm or by appt. Our team of expert practitioners offer therapeutic massage, holistic bodywork, nutritionist/herbalist consultant, stress management consultation/coaching/self care instruction, hypnotherapy/guided imagery, cosmetology, energetic workers, psychic readers.
Natalie Gentry, CMT 121 S Madison St, Ste D, Denver 80209 303-325-4150 HealingSpaceDenver.com Nurture your body, mind and spirit and rediscover your self through the healing power of touch, movement and breath. Healing Space offers relaxing and deep tissue massage, Maya Abdominal/Uterine Massage, Prenatal/Post Partum Massage, Spiritual Plant Healing, Nia classes, and Transformational Breath facilitation. Schedule your appointment today. See ad, page 25.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~ Henry Ellis
PSYCHIC READINGS YOGA OF THE MIND
8 E. 1st Ave., Suite 103 Denver, CO 80204 303-668-2358 YogaOfTheMind.com Change the Present with a Past Life Reading. My Past Life Readings and Clearings are deeply transformative. Change your life by completing patterns you have run for centuries and bringing that energy into present time. It can mean the end of struggle and the manifestation of success and fulfillment. More information at YogaOfTheMind.com or call David Stevens at 303-668-2358.
PSYCHOLOGY AND GROWTH Kathy Higgins, MS,MA,LPC,CACII Deer Creek Counseling 7345 South Pierce Street, Suite 110 Littleton, Colorado 80128 720-663-7702
Kathy Higgins, MA, LPC, helps individuals bring about change in order to live more effective and joyful lives, using Interpersonal, Dialectical and Person-Centered therapies. Kathy specializes in treating Depression and Bipolar Mood Disorder; Trauma and PTSD; Phobias, Anxiety, and OCD; Eating Disorders; Recovery from Addictions; Career Counseling; and Alternative Spirituality.
SANCTUARY INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213 Denver, CO 80222 303-282-9439 InnerConnection.org
A non-denominational, spiritual sanctuary offering clairvoyant reading and healing services, meditation classes, psychic development programs, ministerial services, and ordination programs. Locations in Denver and Lakewood. We support you in creating the life you desire, and show you how through easy, effective techniques. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Lakewood every Wednesday. Free open channel clinic Fridays in Denver. Everyone is welcome! Call for more information. Denver 303-282-9439. Lakewood 720-413-7303. See ad, page 23.
SCHOOLS ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF ANIMAL ACUPRESSURE AND MASSAGE Locations, dates and classes available on website 866-903-6463 RMSAAM.com
The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM) offers rewarding and challenging educational programs suitable for Massage Therapists and animal lovers alike. Time is divided into classroom and lab portions allowing students to apply knowledge in a hands-on setting with dogs and horses. RMSAAM also offers courses in Equine Massage, Large and Small Animal Acupressure, Reiki Animal Practitioner, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Animals and other special workshops. Tuition assistance available. NCBTMB Approved Provider #451073-09. Register 866-903-6462 or RMSAAM.com. See ad, page 20.
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