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Thursday, June 21st 6:00 pm June’s Topic:

BONE HEALTH – NATURALLY! Building healthy bones is a complex matter that goes way beyond just “taking your daily calcium.” In the United States, 10 million individuals already have osteoporosis and 34 million more Katia I. Meier, MD Dietrich, MNT have low bone mass. One out of Karin Nutrition Therapist every two women and one in four men over 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in his or her lifetime. Despite an available varied diet, our country has one of the highest hip fracture rates in the world. New research continues to change our current knowledge of how to address osteopenia or osteoporosis that is already in progress and how to intercept it earlier. Healthy bone is a living, regenerating tissue. In this presentation we will discuss the numerous factors in our ‘Standard American Diet’ and lifestyle that cause and accelerate bone loss, even in our early years. We will see how to create a bone-building diet to obtain the many nutrients that play a crucial role in bone health. We’ll debunk some common myths and misunderstandings, and clarify how you can properly supplement for good bone health, based on the latest research. Understanding the influence of hormones on bone health is crucial for men and women, and we will discuss natural solutions, along with some new testing and assessment methods. The presentation will be presented by Katia Meier, M.D. and Karin Dietrich, Master Nutrition Therapist, and will be held on June 21st at 6:00 pm in the Clear Sky Medical conference room. Call today to JOIN OUR E-MAIL LIST! register at 303-790-7860. TEXT 22828 TO CSM



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e Coloradans are luckier than most when it comes to making a “healthy escape,” our feature article this month. The mountains come to mind first, but the incredible amount of green spaces, trails, parks, spas, resorts and the ease of getting away to wonders like Yellowstone National Park or the Grand Canyon, make Colorado one of the best places in which you can live. Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt was so inspired by the Colorado mountains he called us “the Switzerland of America?” According to a Gallup Poll released in February 2012, Colorado is #6 for highest well-being in the United States. In terms of the healthiest states in the US, we ranked 13th in 2010, but in 2011 we ranked 9th according to America’s Health Ranking by the United Health Foundation. Colorado had the lowest obesity rate in the United States in 2011, with low levels of air pollution, lower prevalence of obesity than all other states and a low prevalence of diabetes. According to, Boulder is ranked the 3rd best place to live in the US in 2011, for many reasons, mostly job growth and cultural attractions. Colorado not only provides a plethora of healthy activities, but most of us seem to embrace Complementary and Alternative Medicine, demonstrating a personal responsibility towards our own health and wellbeing. Yoga, meditation, healings, nature, exercise and nutrition are the tools of living your best life and are what fills our pages because YOU are either doing it or want to read about it. After looking at female hormone replacement in May, this month we examine the issue of declining hormones and possible treatments for men. James Occhiogrosso gives a nice review of options for men over 35. Maintaining optimal levels of hormones significantly decreases risks of heart disease, cancer, obesity, depression and more. If you are a man over 35, we strongly recommend the book “Testosterone for Life” by Dr. Abraham Morgantaler, a professor at Harvard Medical School. There are also several resources within Natural Awakenings pages to help you get to your healthiest, fittest and strongest – if you have been ignoring your health, it’s never too late! Don’t wait until something “breaks” – prevention is so important as we age.

Here’s to feeling good, living simply and laughing more!

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


Unplugged Getaways Rebalance Our Lives by Judith Fertig


Natural Ways to Boost Vitality


by James Occhiogrosso


Denver Centers of Light




Wake Up Festival

ON THE ROAD WITHOUT WEIGHT GAIN How to Eat Healthy, Away From Home by Melinda Hemmelgarn


Using the World as a Fitness Playground by Randy Kambic


Saying ‘I Do’ with Your Dog

by Sandra Murphy


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newsbriefs Yoga Rocks the Park Kicks Off Summer Programs


oga Rocks the Park (YRTP) DENVER kicks off 9am–noon on Sunday, June 3, at Sunken Gardens Park. Vital Yoga’s Micah and Desi Springer will lead the practice with Philadelphia’s DJ HyFi, a Hanuman Festival regular, spinning in synch. The event continues through September 16th with locations varying weekly. Young yogis are encouraged to join the fun with CAMP YOGA ROCKS, a blend of kids’ yoga, crafts, face painting and play developed in partnership with Yoga for Young Warriors and Kids’ Yoga Guide. YRTP BOULDER 2012 kicks off on Saturday June 9 at the Hanuman Festival and runs through Saturday, July 28. All events after June 9 will be held on the Boulder Library Lawn. The teaching roster will include Core Power’s Richii Jai, Yoga Pod’s Jason Bowman, Om Time’s Shannon Page Schneider and others—with live music by Beth Quist, DJ Derek Russo, DJ Mantra Matrix and others. YRTP has grown to include Milwaukee, Phoenix, Cleveland and Omaha, and donates 50% of its profits to a different local charity each week and to the Colorado-based non-profit Yoga World Reach, which offers yoga and alternative therapy programs to those in need, locally and around the globe. Tickets are $10 advance or $15 day of and are available at See ad page 4.

Moments for Mutts in the Mountains 2012


he annual fundraiser for The Misha May Foundation, A Moment for Mutts, will be held September 22 at the Boettcher Mansion from 9-12:30pm. A Moment for Mutts in the Mountains (MfM) is the largest fundraiser of the year for The Misha May Foundation, a non-profit dog and cat rescue that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes at-risk dogs and cats regardless of behavior issues. MfM in the Mountains will feature all new entertainment, a silent and live auction, vendors, a Grand Prize Basket, tour of the mansion, pianist Christine Dunning, group psychic reading by Imara Widsom Light as well as food and beverages. Auction items currently include an African safari and original art by local artist Ken Elliott. Sponsors, vendors and live and silent auction donations are still needed. Sponsors include: The Boettcher Mansion, Jaime Rowe Photography, Imara Wisdom Light, Mile High Dog, Natural Awakenings, Pianist Christine Dunning, GoLightly Auctions LLC and Courtney Ayers. For tickets and details, visit See ad page 5.


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Nutrition Now with Sai Maa

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he Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center in Arvada welcomes a new practitioner. Margaret Buchanan is a Certified Animal Massage/Acupressurist and a Reiki Master/Teacher. Buchanan brings her compassion for animals and the owners who love them to the center to further expand the services they offer. She believes health for all beings begins with balance in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. Some of the benefits of Massage/ Acupressure/Reiki for animals include: improvement or elimination of chronic symptoms and pain; reduction in stress, anxiety and depression; loosens muscles and joints to prevent stiffness and soreness; decreased fear, shyness, aggression, separation anxiety, trauma and grieving; promotes comfort, love, self worth and bonding. Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center is located at 7401 Grandview Ave., in Arvada. (303) 463-6565 or See ad page 22.

er Holiness Sai Maa will be speaking about nutrition for the physical body, the brain, the subtle bodies and the soul at the Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, June 7 at 7:30pm. Sai Maa is certified in osteopathic, naturopathic and homeopathic therapies and is a spiritual luminary with a mission of global enlightenment through practical spirituality and personal transformation. More information on Nutrition Now: Ultimate Nutrition to Nurture Our Wellness is available at See ad page 6.

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aster Dowser Karen Rice King is launching a professional medical study of sleep issues in adults. The research will involve an installation of Earth Acupuncture rods on properties to scientifically test whether they are effective in improving the owners’ sleep issues. “For over 20 years, many clients have experienced a positive change in their sleep patterns with Earth Acupuncture,� says Rice King. The study will allow scientific proof of the efficacy of Earth Acupuncture. Karen and her certified apprentices will be involved with the installations and data gathering over a period of six months. For this project, Karen is discounting the Earth Acupuncture installation by 35% of the usual rate. To find out if you and your property are qualified for this project, or to have your property tested, please contact Karen at or call 303-665-0175.

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newsbriefs Sri Swamiji Visits Denver

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he 2012 North American tour of Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj, known as Swamiji by his devotees, will be stopping in Denver and Evergreen on July 3-7 in several locations. According to local representative Adela Peters, Swamiji is a true Yogi-a God-realized master from India whose mission is to help others deepen their spiritual practice through Dhyan meditation. A typical program consists of an introduction, one-hour meditation, singing of traditional Indian spiritual songs or bhajans and an opportunity to meet individually with Swamiji. For locations, times and more info visit See ad page 7.

Brain Balance of Golden Receives Awards


he Brain Balance Center of Golden received first place for Community Service and first place for the President’s Award at the National Brain Balance Convention in Las Vegas in April. The Community Service award is based on community outreach efforts such as free lectures and events that educate the public about children’s neurologic issues that lead to academic, social and behavioral issues. The President’s award was given for helping the most number of children than any other center in the country. Dr. Tamara Eslich, Executive Director of Brain Balance in Golden, will be holding a lecture on Tuesday June 19th, 6:30 pm on the Dynamics of a Growing Brain at Brain Balance Center of Golden. 1211 Avery St. Golden, 303-278-1780 or See ad page 13.

briefbriefs THE HUMAN PEACE SYMBOL RETURNS: Join The Human Peace Symbol and literally stand for peace at The Inner Peace Festival as the Denver Center of Light creates their 2nd annual human peace symbol on Saturday, June 30th from 9-1pm at Central Park, 8999 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Denver. 720-308-9944.

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SARAH MCLEAN COMING TO ARVADA: teaching a workshop, speaking, and signing her new book “Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation” at the Living Water Building in Arvada on June 24. Contact Journeys For Conscious Living at 303731-6695 or

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ur theme at Natural Awakenings is to ‘feel good-live simply-laugh more’. Recently, we had the opportunity to taste a new product that embodies this philosophy also. Dr. Ayala Laufer Cahana, MD is a pediatrician, vegetarian, cook and artist and the developer of Ayala’s Herbal Water, a sparkling water beverage that is flavored with organic herbs. It is calorie free and contains no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, nor sugars. It also comes in a recyclable glass bottle, no plastics nor BPAs to taint its healthy ingredients. Flavors such as ginger lemon peel, lemongrass mint vanilla and lavender mint taste well-balanced and bold without being overwhelming. We also love the fact that this is not another bogus ‘health’ drink from corporate beverage giants loaded with sugars, chemicals and synthetic vitamins, but rather a small but growing entrepreneur dedicated to true health. Ayala’s Herbal Water can be found locally at many Safeway groceries as well as Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers or online at

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ncreasing lean muscle mass—known to be a key in fighting frailty associated with aging (a condition called sarcopenia)—may also help protect against diabetes. A new study reports that every additional 10 percent of skeletal muscle mass is associated with reductions of 11 percent in insulin resistance and 12 percent in prediabetes or diabetes. Dr. Preethi Srikanthan, of the University of California, Los Angeles, and her colleagues recently evaluated the data on 13,644 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, from 1988 to 1994, and discovered the connection. After adjusting for other contributing factors for diabetes, including generalized and abdominal obesity, they found that individuals with the greatest muscle mass were 63 percent less prone to the disease. “Our findings suggest that beyond focusing on losing weight to improve metabolic health, there may be a role for maintaining fitness and building muscle mass,” says Srikanthan. “This is a welcome message for overweight patients that experience difficulty in achieving weight loss, as any effort to get moving and keep fit should be seen as contributing to metabolic change.”

Source: Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter


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olfing Structural Integration (SI) is a method of body work that reorganizes the entire body by manipulating the connective tissue (or fascia) which permeates it. This scientifically validated system was developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf (1896-1979), a pioneering American biochemist. The process of Rolfing utilizes slow and deep contact with the body to manipulate the connective tissue. This hands-on therapy is also educational as it promotes greater overall body awareness. The practitioner (a “Rolfer”) evokes basic movements from the client, helping them to find more efficient ways of moving while also affecting the neural pathways that help the body to integrate the work being done. Rolfing can be transformative and beneficial for anyone. It has the ability to dramatically alter one’s structure and posture. Reported benefits from Rolfing include: increased flexibility and ease of movement, decreased chronic pain or discomfort, increased body awareness, and a sense of revitalized energy and ease in the body. Erin C Farley is a Certified Rolfer who lives and practices in the Denver area. See listing page 30.



hink twice before sipping soda or soup that comes in a can. A recent study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers discovered people that ate one serving of canned food daily for five days had significantly elevated levels of bisphenol-A (BPA), an endocrine disrupter sometimes found in plastic bottles, that also lines most food and drink cans. Studies have linked high urine levels of BPA to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other health conditions. The spike in BPA levels recorded by the Harvard researchers was one of the highest seen in any study. Source: Journal of the American Medical Association

Conscious Completions By BJ Brown


n all of nature and within the human condition is the innate urge toward completion. Completion is the state of knowing that at the end of the day, nothing is left unsaid, no regret, resentment nor remorse. We have followed our heart and our integrity and have clearly expressed our love to the significant people in our lives. By moving through transitions completely, we create grace, integrity and awareness. This intention is the key to unlocking blocked and contracted places. Rather than ending the day feeling uncomfortable inside yourself, a commitment to completion allows us to resolve and move forward to tomorrow’s challenges. Transitions are growth opportunities when completed. Cleaning out the desk, paying bills, finishing a creative project, putting away the clean laundry are very ordinary and satisfying. We learn to cultivate a sense of satisfaction while taking care of ordinary tasks and take this energy on to life-changing transitions including birth of a child, divorce, change of career, miscarriage, marriage, wealth or financial crisis, illness, aging, dying and death. “The Six Gates,” describe the transition process: Express the Truth -the transparency of your authentic heart is key to fulfillment; Follow Through, such as making good on a promise or an agreement; Take Responsibility; Face Regrets and Resentments; Tend Remorse; Forgiveness. Intend to live your life in a state of completion and you will come to see transition and closure as something to be treasured. BJ Brown is a local psychotherapist and author of “The Six Gates of Completion ~ A Companion in Life’s Transitions” available at, Tattered Cover, Isis Bookers, Boulder Bookstore and 303-808-4006. See listing page 30.

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Eggs’ Sunny Upside


ften considered one of nature’s most perfect foods, eggs are an excellent source of protein, lipids, vitamins and minerals. Now, researchers at the University of Alberta, in Canada, have discovered that they also contain antioxidant properties that help in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Jianping Wu and his team of researchers at the university’s Department of Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science examined egg yolks produced by hens that were fed typical diets of either primarily wheat or corn. They found the yolks contained two amino acids; tryptophan and tyrosine, which have high antioxidant properties. The researchers found that two raw egg yolks offer almost twice as many antioxidant properties as one apple and about the same as half a serving (25 grams) of cranberries. When the eggs were fried or boiled, however, the beneficial properties were reduced by about half. “It’s a big reduction, but it still leaves eggs equal to apples in their antioxidant value,” says Wu. In prior research, Wu found that egg proteins converted by digestive enzymes produced peptides that work in the same way as ACE inhibitors, prescription drugs used to reduce high blood pressure. That finding contradicted the notion that eggs increase high blood pressure because of their cholesterol content.

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Concerned Citizens Public Demands GMO Food Labeling A campaign by Just Label It (, a national coalition of 500 diverse organizations dedicated to the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) or modified organism (GMO) foods, has united 1 million Americans of all political affiliations to demand that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require the practice. “Pink slime, deadly melons, tainted turkeys and BPA in our soup have put us all on notice that what we eat and feed our families is critically important,” says Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working

Group. “Americans overwhelmingly demand safety, transparency and labeling of genetically engineered foods. It’s time for the FDA to come clean and restore public confidence in our food system.” According to a political opinion survey conducted by The Mellman Group, pollster Mark Mellman explains, “Few topics other than motherhood and apple pie can muster over 90 percent support, but labeling of GE foods is one of those few views that are held almost unanimously.” Colorado author Robyn O’Brien, founder of the AllergyKids Foundation, remarks, “Americans want more information for their families. Like allergen labeling, GE food labels would provide essential and possibly life-saving information for anyone with a food allergy.”

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Denver Centers of Light: Experiencing God


lenty of people go to church because they believe they should, hear the words, and try to live as a “good” person. But still, you may have poor relationships, a job that isn’t fulfilling, depression, low self-esteem, and a feeling of lack. That might be because you haven’t had an actual experience of God. St Francis of Assisi called his experiences “perfect joy”; St Teresa of Avila experienced “a perfect union with God” both in illness and in her very active life of service. They were Christian mystics, as are all members of the Centers of Light. The meaning of “Christian mystic” is to follow the Christian way to God through the inner path of mysticism. Like Zen is to Buddhism, the Kabala is to Judaism and Sufism to Islam, it’s a process of meditation and prayer that leads to spiritual growth and empowerment. The mission of The Centers of Light is to help people search for inner truth, meaning and a direct relationship with God. At the Denver Center, Reverend Isabelle Stone (Director) and Deacon

Christa Rathe (Media Relations/Youth Minister) spoke about why experiencing God has been fundamental to their lives. “It’s not an easy path,” explained Rev. Isabelle. “But the transformation is real, deep and lasting. You feel God on a cellular level and for me, the experiences have been feelings of total acceptance, ecstatic joy and a deep holy embrace.” Deacon Christa expressed, “My life changed completely. I had been very depressed and my relationships were messed up. I threw myself into the work and it paid off. Things changed quickly - some stuck patterns took longer - but now life is so fulfilling and happy I can’t imagine having better. Peace and love permeate my life. The knowledge of God is holding me and everything works.”

If you are curious to learn more about the inner journey of the Mystic, there are several ways to explore: Every Tuesday, the Denver Center of Light has a free Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism at 7:30pm; and each month they hold Sunday services, conscious movies, meditation meetups and ‘Soup and a Saint’ which includes a simple delicious meal, watching a film and exploring the life of one of the many inspiring saints. The Denver Center of Light is holding their 4th Annual Inner Peace Festival Saturday, June 30, 9am-1pm at Central Park in Stapleton at 8999 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. It includes a human peace symbol, labyrinth walk, drum circle, meditations and yoga, world peace prayers, spiritual blessings. Bring the kids too – they will have bubbles, face painting and a playground. Mother Clare Watts, one of the Centers’ leaders, will be presenting The Three Stages of the Mystical Path to God in June. Stage One: Separation and Purification is Thursday, June 14; Stage Two: Illumination is Friday, June 15 and Stage Three: Becoming the Love is Saturday, June 16. All are at 7:30pm with suggested donations. See website for more detail. There are 12 Centers of Light throughout the United States. Denver Center of Light is located at 2300 Forest St, Denver. 720-308-9944.


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Get in Balance at Sunrise Ranch By Terry Chriswell


resh off the excess of two weeks vacation and a friend’s visit, the idea of some “me” time at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, with organic wholesome food and a yoga workshop led by Anodea Judith, was quite welcome. Sunrise Ranch leans toward simplicity while providing an opportunity to renew, refresh and center. The buildings are unassuming from the outside; clean and fresh inside. I shared a bathroom; there were enough on the floor that I didn’t run into people. There’s a comfortable “living” room in the main building; a great place to write, read or just hang out. And just outside is my favorite – grab a cup of coffee or tea (free & always available) and sit next to the reflection pond with its beautiful water sculpture and refreshing sound of trickling water. I enjoyed a half-day of challenging yoga centered around chakras. Anodea Judith is a master at blending the practice of yoga with the energy of the chakras. She likened working on chakras to “tuning a piano before you play in a concert.”

Her class was fun, enlightening and interesting, and I even bought her book, “Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self.” Room and board includes three squares a day of delicious, organic, local food; garden-fresh salads (their garden that is!); homemade granola; and light, delicious fish. Meals are served within a 30-minute window, buffet-style. The 80 or so live-in Emissaries and their work-study students make up this spiritual center, a non–denominational organization that seeks to raise consciousness and transformation through God, and to live in harmony with the land, animals and people based on mutual respect and appreciation. In my time there, I found no evidence of a cult or cult-like behavior, which was mentioned on the internet during my research. No one tried to bully me to join or “gave me the talk,” so to speak. And trust me, I’ve had some cult experiences through Natural Awakenings work that I’d like to forget. Sunday morning brought a hike around the Green Ridge Glade Reservoir – a bird watcher’s dream. I really enjoyed watching a turkey mating dance, the Tom all puffed up and gobbling like crazy! I also attended the Sunday morning service, which discussed taking responsibility, no excuses and your highest possibilities as a spiritual being. They kept calling life a “garden,” which is a great perspective to have when you’re driving home, thinking about groceries to pick up and work on Monday, wishing you could stay at Sunrise longer. Sunrise Ranch offers creative, spiritual and fun events and retreats for all ages, including Camp Sunrise for ages 4-17 starting in July. A Hatha Yoga retreat is scheduled for June 22-24. For more information on Anodea Judith see

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hen Jeanna Freeman vacationed at Earthshine Mountain Lodge, in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Touted as a “techno-amenityfree property,” it specializes in off-thegrid getaways (, meaning no in-room TV and a chance to digitally detox. Guests are encouraged to ditch their cell phones and laptops in favor of a zip line adventure through the Smoky Mountains forest canopy and laid back log cabin informality. “Honestly, it was exhilarating being away from my cell phone,” admits Freeman, an interior designer from Collierville, Tennessee. “I hadn’t felt that good and ‘connected’ in a long time. I didn’t realize how much I needed that.” Her experience highlights the new buzzwords and phrases in vacation travel: unplug, reconnect, digital detox and healthy escape. What is it about


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unplugging that seems so refreshing and like an ideal vacation? Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, explains that, “Using the Internet pushes us to a skimming and scanning form of thinking.” He occasionally unplugs to recover his attention span, noting, “A lot of our deepest thoughts only emerge when we’re able to pay attention to one thing.” For memoirist Pico Iyer, author of The Man Within My Head, “The urgency of slowing down—to find the time and space to think—is nothing new.” What is new is figuring out workable definitions of stillness and movement when we spend a lot of our time physically still, but mentally in motion. A noted travel writer for 20 years, Iyer likes to stay at monasteries around the world. He concludes, “Wiser souls have always reminded us that the more attention we pay to the moment, the

MJ Goff was on a magazine writing assignment the first time she visited the Omega Institute, in Rhinebeck, New York ( As a student of New Age theories and a potential yoga teacher, Goff says she welcomed the opportunity to learn more. Once she attended the women’s retreat she was researching, she was hooked. “Every year since, I find myself being drawn to Omega for its promotion of meditation and overall encouragement of ‘staying in the present,’” she says. “All the programs stem from one mission: to keep us on the right path.” Talks by internationally known speakers such as Joan Borysenko, Eckhart Tolle, Harville Hendrix and Daniel Amen are complemented by sessions in nurturing creativity, holistic health, and yoga practice. “People smile, but also keep to themselves,” explains Goff. “It’s a place for quieting your mind.” For shorter getaways, Hay House, headquartered in Carlsbad, California, sponsors weekend I Can Do It! seminars in various cities ( Speakers such as Louise Hay, Gregg Braden, Wayne Dyer and Caroline Myss help attendees nudge closer to making milestone transformations, consciousness shifts and progress on their healing journeys. Sometimes, personal growth simply involves sufficient quiet time to walk, contemplate and reconnect with our muse. “The real meaning of the word ‘retreat’ in the spiritual sense,” says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, “is stepping back. When one steps back, one gets a better view of the world, others and our deepest self.” Iyer finds solace at New Camaldoli Heritage, a Benedictine community amidst the rugged terrain of Big Sur, California ( More

than 2,000 monasteries and other spiritual communities throughout North America offer off-the-beaten-path retreats at reasonable prices and generally welcome guests of all religions and spiritual practices. The one requirement is that guests not disturb others. At Ghost Ranch, in the high desert of Abiquiu, New Mexico, “The scenery alone is spiritual and healing,” relates Nancy Early, a New York film producer. Under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church, activities encourage individual and social transformation ( Early says the best part is, “There’s one pay phone, and cell phones don’t work here; no TV or radio. You walk away from everything that controls your life.”

Optimal Wellness: Mind/Body Sometimes the healthy escape we seek can be found at a destination spa, which combines enough structure to slowly wean us from daily busyness with sufficient soothing, quiet spaces and physical nurturing. For Debbie Phillips—who spends part of the year in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and the other part in Naples, Florida—one visit to a spa was all it took. As an executive and life coach, Phillips founded Women on Fire in 2003 to connect her “on fire” clients with each other via regional meetings and a free online newsletter, and discovered that the condition sometimes crosses the line into overwork. “My first visit to a spa more than 20 years ago was when I first learned about the life-changing benefits of taking better care of myself. In addition to the soothing amenities, the peace, calm and quiet usually found at a spa—space to think, nap, read a book or gaze into the sky—often results in ‘less’ becoming ‘more’ in your life,” Phillips says. “I have returned home feeling lighter and brighter and even more excited for what is next. The experience gave me just the boost I needed to keep going.” Recently, Phillips discovered simple techniques to nurture herself all year long by attending a breathing and meditation class at the Lake Austin Spa, in Texas. “Now I start each day with long, deep breaths before I even

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get out of bed,” she says. “It is so simple, so calming and establishes my day with peace.” Virginia Nelson, a San Diego, California, attorney, likewise revels in her twice-yearly visits to Canyon Ranch, in Tucson, Arizona. “The pace in southern California is like running a marathon every day. My visits serve as respites that have allowed me to keep up with it this long. “I first went in 1991 and saw a place to go and cocoon,” recounts Nelson, “but I also discovered incredible fitness and education classes.” The spa is essentially a reset button for her. “It’s rest, rejuvenation and reinvention.” Canyon Ranch has several U.S. locations ( Some facilities feature niche mind/ body experiences, such as the psychic massage or chakra balancing at Mii Amo Spa, in Sedona, Arizona ( Others specialize in holistic wellness. Tucson’s Miraval Resort, in Arizona, offers an integrative wellness program guided by Dr. Andrew Weil ( Chill-out spa services like a hot stone massage are often balanced by breath walking, qigong or desert tightrope walking.

Active Adventure: The Body Finding a clear stillpoint of one’s soul can also occur while moving and challenging our bodies. Exercise helps us break through not only physical boundaries, but emotional and spiritual barriers, as well. Barbara Bartocci, a long-distance cycler and author of Meditation in Motion, maintains that moving keeps both our brains and bodies healthier. “Research

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at The University of Arizona found that regular exercise appears to preserve key parts of the brain involved in attention and memory,” she notes. “It is well known that exercise helps to reduce anxiety, allay depression and generally improve mood, by prompting our bodies to release more endorphins.” Bartocci has experienced the power of these connections firsthand. “Active vacations are truly transformative,” she says emphatically. “When I bicycled across Iowa on RAGBRAI [The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa], we cycled 76 miles one day on hills with a constant 20-mile-per-hour headwind. It was a tough day, but I made it! My divorce was becoming final that summer, and completing that day gave me the encouraging inner message: ‘If I can cycle Iowa on the toughest day, I can re-cycle my life after divorce.’” She’s still moving along. Recently, she joined 500 other cyclists doing 60 miles a day for a week in Wisconsin. Bill Murphy, of Annapolis, Maryland, made his breakthrough at the Boulder Outdoor Survival School (boss-inc. com). “While I wanted an adventure and to put myself out there, I also wanted to know that I was in good hands,” he says about why he chose a guided trip. Murphy was already in good shape, having competed in a local Ironman event. Following an initial fitness assessment that involved testing his heart rate after running at high altitude, he was deemed fit to take part in an outdoor survival experience in Utah’s desert country. With a knife, wool jacket, cap, gloves, long underwear and suitable shoes—but no tent, sleeping bag or food—his group learned to live off the land with the assistance of three instructors in an initial phase of the program. “After two days we were given our backpack with the critical blanket, poncho and food rations. I have never been so happy to hear the words ‘1,500 calories’ in my life, and though I have eaten at some wonderful restaurants, the soups we made with those rations tasted better than anything I have eaten in my life,” he says. Murphy learned how to purify water, make a tent from his poncho, start a

fire with minimal tools and bed down in the cold without a sleeping bag or blanket. A crucial part of the survival training was the need to go even further when the group thought their adventure had ended. “We didn’t know whether that would be in 10 miles or 30,” he recalls. His ability to physically push past the mentally established timeframe led Murphy to see that he could also move beyond his either/or boundaries: either family or business; either business or adventure. “I realized that I don’t have to choose one over the other. I feel a better sense of balance now.” In other parts of the country, Outward Bound Adult Renewal also offers new experiences that test physical limits and present breakthrough opportunities ( It’s also known for programs that help teens get a better handle on life. Participants often rock climb the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia or sea kayak along the Pacific Northwest or North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Options for growth and renewal appear endless. Nearby or far away, for a few days or longer, a healthy escape can be truly restorative. Judith Fertig regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings.

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Hormone Help for Guys Natural Ways to Boost Vitality by James Occhiogrosso


ithout hormones, the body’s chemical messengers affecting every human biological system, nothing works correctly. Testosterone, in particular, is critically important for male development, starting in the embryo, through puberty and into old age. After reaching peak levels in a man during his mid-to-late-20s, his testosterone level begins a slow decline. From the age of about 35, it drops by about 10 percent per decade for the rest of his life, accompanied by a slight increase in estrogen levels. While women experience physical markers when they enter menopause, there is no specific point at which men typically enter andropause, the less extreme male version of the change of life due to low hormone production. Related changes usually cause minor problems at first and then tend to become more severe. Medical studies from Seattle’s Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, the University of Washington and Harvard University show that testosterone deficiency contributes to reduced muscle and bone mass, male breast enlargement, depression, atherosclerosis, anemia and diabetes.

Test First Hormones travel the bloodstream in bound and unbound (free) forms; only the free ones activate various body functions. When evaluating a man, a doctor will typically order a blood test for total testosterone, combining both forms.


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Older men often can show a normal total testosterone level, but have a low level of free testosterone. A saliva test brings clarity, because saliva only contains free hormones. Fifty-plusyear-old men with low free testosterone that show signs of hormone imbalance should consider natural supplementation, even when total testosterone is normal. It’s best to test before starting a rebalancing program and to retest after a few months. Establishing a record over time allows a man to monitor and adjust progress.

Hormone Help Starts Here Taking supportive steps in nutrition and lifestyle choices can make a big difference. Diet. Proper nutrition, embracing a full complement of vitamins and minerals, is essential. Eliminate red meat, cheese, fast food and processed

“When a man with low testosterone restores his level back to its biological norm— he feels like a man again!” ~ Dr. Eugene R. Shippen

snack foods, which can increase estrogen levels. Herbal supplements such as Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris), or puncture vine; ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), Korean red ginseng (Panex ginseng) and maca (Lepidium meyenii or Lepidium peruvianum) can help by increasing testosterone levels, sexual libido or erectile function. Some influence testosterone levels directly; others help enhance function by indirectly providing nutrients to improve circulation and general sexual health. Weight control. Excess fat, particularly around the abdomen, stores and produces estrogen. Reducing fat tissue can help both lower estrogen and enhance testosterone. Environmental exposure. Endocrine disruptors, called xenoestrogens, from everyday exposure to toxic estrogenic industrial chemicals, can mimic the effects of estrogen in a man’s body. These routinely appear in petrochemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, dairy products, meats, canned foods, personal care products and plastics. BisphenolA (BPA) in the lining of metal food cans is particularly dangerous.

Avoid microwaving foods in plastic containers, even when they are labeled as microwave-safe. Research medications. Dr. Eugene R. Shippen, co-author of The Testosterone Syndrome, states, “High-dose statin drugs used to lower cholesterol definitely lower testosterone levels and are high on the list of causes of erectile dysfunction.” Exercise. Physically inactive people lose up to 5 percent of their total muscle mass per decade. Exercise helps to lower estrogen levels and enhance testosterone levels.

Testosterone Supplements Past incorrect beliefs that testosterone replacement therapy causes prostate cancer left many medical practitioners reluctant to prescribe it. The latest scientific research shows that a healthy man does not increase the risk by raising his testosterone level to the normal biological range for his age. Renowned medical oncologist and prostate cancer researcher and survivor, Dr. Charles “Snuffy” Myers, has stated, “There is absolutely no hint that testosterone at high levels correlates with prostate

To find a local compounding pharmacy for natural bioidentical testosterone skin cream, as prescribed by a medical practitioner, visit cancer.” He founded the American Institute for Diseases of the Prostate, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Natural bioidentical testosterone cream labeled USP, for United States Pharmacopeia standard, is available at compounding pharmacies. Bioidentical means that a substance has the same chemical form as that produced by the human body. Other forms of testosterone therapy, including biweekly injections, skin patches and pills, typically employ synthetic chemicals that are similar, but not identical, to natural testosterone. Thus, such products are not completely recognizable by the body. About 15 years ago, bestselling author and hormone balancing expert Dr. John R. Lee published his startling

conclusion that synthetic hormones can cause serious side effects, including an increased risk of stroke, cancer and liver damage. His findings were subsequently confirmed by the Women’s Health Initiative study. Injections, skin patches and pills subject the body to unnatural fluctuations in testosterone and estrogen. In contrast, skin creams permit precise daily or periodic dosing as prescribed by a qualified health care practitioner. As they age, some men strongly feel the effects of a cumulative decline in testosterone levels and experience significant symptoms, while others barely notice it. Restoring testosterone to its biological norm can be rewarding. Remember that hormones are powerful and a little can go a long way. Beyond a prescribed amount, more is not better and can reverse benefits. James Occhiogrosso, a natural health practitioner and master herbalist, specializes in salivary hormone testing and natural hormone balancing for men and women. For a phone consultation, call 239-498-1547, email DrJim@ or visit

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Beckwith, David Whyte, Geneen Roth, Caroline Myss, Coleman Barks, Shiva Rea, and many more. Immerse yourself in: The Power of Community—Your individual journey can be enriched and accelerated when you meet people with whom you feel called to share your gifts and insights; Learning from Great Teachers—Be in the presence of a great spiritual teacher who has inspired you with their passion, knowledge, and experience; Transformative Spiritual Practices—Engage and experiment in different spiritual practices from the wisdom traditions of the world, exploring how to clear stuck energy, release the past, and connect with limitless space; Celebration—Open your heart through music, poetry, and dance, celebrating that we already have everything we need to savor the beauty and perfection of the moment. The Wake Up Festival will be held August 22-26 at the YMCA of the Rockies, 2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes, Park. Pre-Festival Intensives Aug 19-22. Learn more at



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JUNE 1, FRIDAY Open studio at Glowmapping–6-8:30pm. Vision mapping and business sketching for innerpreneurs & individuals. Examples of lar ge wall maps and process. FREE. Glowmapping studio, 802 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. Susanne Hoogwater 720-3243555 or

JUNE 2, SATURDAY The Art of Ceremony w/ Mary McGuire–Sat 105pm, Sun 10-1pm. Intro to elements of traditional ceremony, power of intention, use of sacred objects, when/how to make ceremony a part of daily life. $100. Meets at NAIMH in Boulder . RSVP 303-517-8997, or Increase Your Intuition w/ Kundalini Yoga w/ Tana– 2-4pm. Breath, postures, sound, mantra, relaxation and meditation to unlock our individual potential. $30-$35. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081, or Find Your Happiness–10:30am-Noon. Stressed and irritated w/ people and life? Tired of wanting and not having? Learn to let go and enjoy more using the Sedona Method. $25 advance/$35 door. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CHt, 303-762-8994, or Storable Meals for Transitional Times–1-4pm. ‘Bag and take’ workshop to bag healthy food for long term storage w/Marty Barigian. Supplies furnished. $40. Marty 303-328-5556 or Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or Bodytalk Access:A New Path to Family and Community Health–9am-5pm. Elza hosts workshop on a new daily healthcare program to signif cantly improve family health and wellbeing. Elza 303-434-6757 or Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or

JUNE 3, SUNDAY Love: The Antidote to Fear–10:30-11:30am. Understand how Divine Spirit (the ECK) works in our lives. Reading from the ECK works, followed by HU Song, quiet contemplation, music, stories, and connection w/others after the service. FREE. Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley, 1800 30th St. Ste 208, Boulder. 303443-1610 or Spiritual Gathering, Healing Clinic & Lunch at Mimi’s Café–11-Noon. Also on 6/17. Sunday ser vice, aura healing clinic and lunch at Mimi’ s Cafe (optional) w/Rev. DebraRae. Sermon topic varies. Offertory;donations accepted. Sacred Spaces House of Light, 223 Titan St., Aurora. Rev. DebraRae 303365-0200, Drum Circle–5:30-7:30 pm. Chanting 5:30-6pm, drumming 6-7:30pm. No experience necessary. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Full Moon Ceremony–6:30-8:30pm. Drumming, dance, ceremonies, teachings, and networking. Bring snack to share; love offering. Journeys For Conscious

Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

JUNE 4, MONDAY Intro to your Intuition–7-8:30pm. Interactive class intro to basic Yoga of the Mind Intuitive Meditation, group discussion and exercises on how you can more easily access your intuition. FREE. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1stAve., #103, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or Awaken Your Inner Healer Workshop w/ Rev. Kay Johnson-6:30-9:30pm. 4 Mondays. Rev. Kay shares her healing journey to help people facing a crisis diagnosis or chronic health challenge. Caregivers can also benef t. $60. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or

JUNE 5, TUESDAY A Basic Meditation 5-Weeks–11am-1pm. Meditation can transformation your life and create change. Meet your Guardian Angel or Spirit Guide. Let go of negativity and make room for the positive. Early Bird $165, Regular $180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303, or Freedom from Painful Emotions Buddhist Meditation–7-8:30pm. 8 Tues. Reduce the power of inner negativity, become more positive, joyful and conf dent! Heart of Oneness Center , 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, or Dream Power:Unleash Your Inner Messages w/ Tryna Cooper–7-9:30pm. Learn about dream symbolism and how to interpret your dreams. RSVPreq’d $20 Tryna 303- 550-4223 or Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

NUTRITION NOW: ULTIMATE NUTRITION TO NURTURE OUR WELLNESS Thursday, June 7, 7:30-9:30pm What if you could be vibrant every day? Rejuvenate your body, rejuvenate your cells, and rejuvenate your lifestyle! Learn f rst-hand from Her Holiness Sai Maa about nutrition for the physical body, the brain, the subtle bodies and the soul. Sai Maa is a spiritual luminary with a mission of global enlightenment through practical spirituality and personal transformation. Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver.

THE GIFT OF REIKI Saturday, June 9, 11am-2pm Relax, Enjoy, Raise Your Vibration and Connect to the Divine - Our Treat! Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Other benef ts include opening of creative energies, removing blocks and opening to higher consciousness. FREE. Please call to reserve your spot at (303) 463-6565. Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center, 7401 Grandview Avenue, Arvada.

JUNE 6, WEDNESDAY Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. Certif ed blessing givers are offering Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transferred. The blessing can accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Denver Reading Circle-Professional Psychics– 7-9pm. The Denver Reading Circle is a group of professional psychics and their practicing students, who meet monthly to offer low-cost psychic and medium readings to the public. Incl up to three 5-10 minute readings. $10. Heart of Oneness Center , 720 14th St. Golden, 303278-3414, or

JUNE 7, THURSDAY Nutrition Now: Ultimate Nutrition to Nurture Our Wellness–7:30-9:30pm. Learn f rst-hand from Her Holiness Sai Maa about nutrition for the physical body, the brain, the subtle bodies and the soul. Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver.

GRAND OPENING OF SHANTI HOME Friday June 22, 4-8pm Please come celebrate the grand opening of Shanti Home, a yoga, motion and healing arts studio located in historic Olde Town Arvada. This familyfriendly event is an opportunity to check out the new space, meet new people, do a little yoga, experience the energy of belly dancing and be uplifted by Misha Johnson’s beautiful voice an her ukulele vibe. Free. Shanti Home, 7504 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Shanti McLinden 720-394-9425,,

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Intro to Aromatherapy–6:30-8pm.Three Thurs-class series w/Certif ed Clinical Herbalists Ashlee Bodo & Katie. Learn properties, ener getics, uses, safety of essential oils & hydrosols. Take one class or all. $35/$90. Meets at NAIMH in Boulder. RSVP ashlee@ Open House w/Style Trade Show/Networking event–4-7pm. Network and build relationships w/ area businesses. Food/drink, prize drawings and goodie bag w/valuable of fers and coupons! FREE. Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S Hover St., Longmont. Lisa Huntington 303-808-8260, lisa@openhousew/style. com or Learn to Heal w/Angels–11am-1pm. 5 Wks. Meet your Guardian & HealingAngels. Guided meditations help you heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. Strengthen your intuition to help others while healing yourself. Early Bird $165, Regular $180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303, or Grounding & Centering–6:30-8:30pm. 2 nights; also on 6/14. Active meditation technique that changes how you interact w/others. Restore clear boundaries in relationships. Learn grounding, centering, and clearing exercises to optimize your energy. Good for those who work extensively w/ people. $39pp.Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E. First Avenue, #103, Denver. David Stevens, 303-668-2358,, Oneness Deekshas & Sacred Sound w/Ann Hines & Donna Baldwin–7-9pm.Oneness Deeksha experience w/live Sacred Sound from crystal bowls and native American f ute. $20 sugg donation. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303731-6695.

JUNE 8, FRIDAY Yoga & Horses Retreat: Get Back to Nature–3-5pm Friday-11am Sunday. Self nurturing weekend w/ fun and relaxing activities in Grand Lake to help you reconnect w/your inner self, mother nature and horses! No previous yoga or horse exp req’d. $375. Winding River Ranch, Grand Lake. RSVPKim Baker 303-981-2127, or Lakewood Kirtan–7-9:30pm. Mile Hi Church ID Core and GLBT & Friends co-present ecstatic chant and song. Amazing music along w/ heart-centered spiritual energy. Oneness Blessings at 6:30. Love offering. Mile Hi Church Community Center, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Ky Gabriel 720-251-9756.

JUNE 9, SATURDAY ‘Empower Yourself ’ Workshop–10am-12pm. Experiential workshop for women to help you feel powerful and inspired to move forward in your life. Registration req’d. FREE. 20 women max.The Meditation Place, Longmont. Hope Weiss, LCSW 303-7178645, or

JUNE 10, SUNDAY Lakewood Kirtan–7-9:30pm. See description 6/8. Mile Hi Church Community Center, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Ky Gabriel 720-251-9756.

JUNE 11, MONDAY Quantum Physics Lite w/Rev. Ras Smith–7-9:30pm. 3 Mondays. Discoveries of Quantum Physics, dialogue about the f eld of Mind-Body medicine and any other fun ‘new’ science that will keep this workshop ‘Lite’


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and lively. $75. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or

lie down. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

Oneness Blessing–7-8pm. Also on 6/25. Experience the grace and divinity of the Oneness Blessing, a nondenominational transfer of energy that awakens the heart. Native American drum, Tibetan singing bowls. Love Offering. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, or

Essential Oil Distilling Weekend Workshop w/ Eric–Learn how to wildcraft, prepare, & steam-distill local medicinal conifers for exceptional quality essential oils & hydrosols. Properties & applications of essences. $225. Meets in Nederland.

JUNE 12, TUESDAY Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer & Its Recurrence–6:15-7:30pm. Learn little-known controllable risk factors, the reversible biochemical link w/diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and Alzheimer’s; new sciences of epi-genetics and nutri-genomics. FREE. Golden Public Library, 1019 10th St. Golden. Presented by Bill Ber gman, MD. HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail. com or RSVP 303-278-3414. A Course in Miracles Study Group–6:30-8pm. 2nd & 4th Tues. Guided meditation, shared readings and discussions of the ACIM test for spiritual transformation. Cultivate inner healing & joy. Facilitated by Crystal Wilcox & Michelle Szabo. $5-10 suggested. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, or

JUNE 14, THURSDAY CCC: Consciousness Creatives Community–6:4510pm. CCC hosts monthly meetings to share a common desire to raise the consciousness of our planet thru presentations, discussion, interaction, and networking. Love offering. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401West 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Holistic Moms Network Monthly Meeting: Using Homeopathy to Create Health and Wellness–6:30-8:30pm. Come learn about classical homeopathy and ask questions from expert Dr. Emily Matuszewicz. FREE. Denver Waldorf School, 940 Fillmore, Denver . Holistic-Moms-Network-Denver-Metro-Chapter/ 600hr Certified Massage Therapy Program–Best in Thai Yoga Massage techniques fused w/ the best in Western Massage techniques. 320 hours of In-Class training, as well as 150-hours of Supervised Practicum Hours, and 130 Hours of Distance Education(e-Learning. July is the summer start for the hands-on portion, the online can be started any time. $5,100. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2416 W 32nd Ave., Denver. 720-316-8888, or visit

Relaxation Happy Hour-Bodywork Sampler– 4-7pm. Treat yourself to an hour of relaxing bodywork. Pamper yourself w/ healing and experience alternative modalities like Trager, Ref exology and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. $33. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@ or Mala Making Meditation–6-9pm. Evening of meditation; take home your own handstrung mala from instruction.$20/bring your own beads and tassel, $35/beads and tassel provided. PranaYoga, 3333 Federal Blvd, Denver. RSVP Hansa 303-432-8099, Mile Hi Church’s Annual Used Book Sale–thru 6/24. Recycle your books, media, music and add to your collection while supporting the congregation. Please bring your gently used items to the trailers in the north parking lot prior to the sale. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303237-8851 or “The Three Stages of the Mystical Path to God” w/ Mother Clare Watts:Stage Two: Illumination– 7:30pm. $25, Bring a Friend for FREE. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944, Denver@ or

JUNE 16, SATURDAY Storable Meals For Transitional Times–1-4pm. See description June 2. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695 or Everyday Oils for Great Health–11am-1pm. Sample oils that reduce stress and inf ammation; create a calming and relaxing home. Reduce headaches and muscle discomfort & effects of allergy season. Share/hear uses and successes of therapeutic grade oils. FREE. Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center, 7401 Grandview Ave., Arvada. 303-463-6565, or

Chinese Qigong & Meditation in the Park Summer Series-9:30-11:30am. 2-hour workshop combines Meditation and Qigong practice to cleanse organs & meridians of your body. Enhance the f ow of universal healing ener gy through your entire Discover Your Intuitive Type–5:30-7:30pm. Discover being. Expand your access to higher realms of self your intuitive type, how to work best w/ your intuitive style awareness. $25/person. Location: Sunken Gardens and protect yourself from your type’s specif c pitfalls. $20. Park/Between West High School and Speer Blvd, 18 Space limited. Reservation req’d 720-984-9575. Offered by Speer Blvd, Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358, Intuitive Counselor, Renee Ellis, MA CMT at the Renais-, sance Center, Denver. “The Three Stages of the Mystical Path to God” Open Door Reading Space–7-8:30pm. Theme based w/ Mother Clare Watts: Stage Three: Becoming the readings/healings in small group setting June-Pet HealLove–10am-2pm. $40, Bring a Friend for FREE ! ing Clinic; July-Q&A/Next Steps. $25. Sacred Spaces, Light Lunch Provided. Center of Light, 2300 Forest 223 Titan St., Aurora. Rev. DebraRae 303-365-0200 or St. 720-308-9944, or “The Three Stages of the Mystical Path to God” w/Mother Clare Watts: Stage One: Separation and Purification–7:30pm. $25, Bring a Friend for FREE. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944, Denver@ or

JUNE 15, FRIDAY Summer Solstice and Sacred Sound Concert w/Aurelia and Al Taylor–7-9pm.Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gong, f ute, and vocal toning. Bring a blanket/pillow to

JUNE 17, SUNDAY Artful Awareness:Sun Drawing–2-4pm. Experience Kandinsky’s spiritual art practice through his sun meditation and drawing exercises. Only published in Dutch book. FREE. Glow Gallery , 802 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. Susanne Hoogwater 7203243555 or Community HU Song–10:30-11am. HU is an ancient and sacred name for God. The HU is sung

for spiritual upliftment. Non-denominational; can be sung by anyone. FREE. Eckankar Centers, 5800 E. EvansAve., Denver and 1800 30th St., Ste 208, Boulder.303-756-9287, 303-443-1610 or




Brain Balance Achievement Center Informational Lecture–6:30pm. Lecture covers the brain function of a child who struggles w/academics, socialization, behavior. Discuss how to help your child overcome these issues w/out medications! FREE. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. RSVP 303-278-1780 or

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JUNE 20, WEDNESDAY Find Your Happiness–6:30-8pm. Do you feel stressed and irritated w/ people and life? Tired of wanting and not having? Learn how to let go and have and enjoy more using the Sedona Method. $25 advance/$35 door . Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CHt, 303-762-8994, or Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. Certif ed blessing givers will be offering Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transferred. The blessing can accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or

JUNE 21, THURSDAY Angel Healing Clinic–7:15-8pm. Instructors communicate messages from Angels and assist in healing individuals and the group. Take your healing to the next level in these life-changing, personalized sessions! $10/Group healing; $25/individual; 15 min @ 8pm by appt. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-4137303, or

Tired of the itchy eyes, stuffy nose, nasal congestion and constant sneezing? Hate being the only one that has to avoid milk, bread, seafood and pets? Learn how to be free of allergies quickly & painlessly; how allergies can affect digestion, brain health, thyroid & more and dispel myths about heredity allergies. FREE, but pre-registration required. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Gail Smithson, LAc, 303-762-8994, or

SOUL BODY INTEGRATION WORKSHOP INTUITION AND GUIDANCE Sunday, July 1, 3-5:30pm When you have a hunch about something, whether you dismiss or honor it, your intuitive abilities are picking up on guidance. This workshop will build your understanding of how you personally receive guidance, your relationship to the messages you receive, and how to tell if the guidance you are receiving is the temptation of your ego or the calling of your soul. $65 per person. Enrollment limited to 4. RSVP

EMPOWERED GODDESS RETREAT Thursday-Sunday, July 12 –15

The Bible, Metaphysics and You w/Rev. Barry Ebert9am-12pm or 7-10pm. 6Thurs. Awaken to new dimensions of yourself and your potential as revealed in the Bible when explored w/the Science of Mind and Spirit. $90. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or

The Empowered Goddess Retreat is a women-only, powerful four-day experience that facilitates growth, whole healing, empowerment, self-ref ection, self-trust, conf dence, clarity, direction, and a sense of community. Replenish your well and reclaim yourself as Sacred! $270 per person, does not include room and board at the Sunrise Ranch. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland, CO 80538. Hosted by Wise Woman Wellness. For more information and to register, visit www. or contact Rev. Ann Rene 303638-9131 or email

Nutrition and Prevention–6:30-8:30pm.Dr. Pamela Benitez gives health talk on taking better control of your health. CEU credits given. Must RSVP to Heather 303753-2665 for more details and FREE ticket.


JUNE 22, FRIDAY Book Signing: Soul Centered–3-5pm. Conversation, meditation, and a book signing w/Hay House author,Sarah McLean. Her new book, “Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks w/ Meditation” available for $16.95. Barnes & Noble, 500 16th Str., Denver. Sarah McLean, McLean Meditation Institute,, Low Back Pain: Thai Yoga Massage to the Rescue–6:308:30pm. Relieve lumbar back pain in particular. Thai Yoga Massage is VERY helpful for reducing back pain. Appropriate for all levels-whether a licensed massage therapist or you’d like a few techniques to practice on friends and family. FREE. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2416 W 32nd Ave., Denver. 720-316-8888, or Barbara Marciniak–7-9pm (Lecture and Channeling) and 6/23 10am-6pm (Workshop). Details Lyn Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Adding the Body-A New Paradigm for Powerful Transformation–9:30am-5:30pm. Thru Sun. Join Drs. Kathlyn Hendricks body-mind integration pioneer & Julia Colwell psychologist/author to discover presence, play ,

August 22–26 More than 25 Sounds True authors and teachers will come together in beautiful Estes Park offering a vision of spiritual awakening. The schedule includes break-out workshops, morning practices, community immersions, musical experiences, “deep dive” intensives, keynote speakers and dance celebrations. Carolyn Myss, Michael Bernard Beckwith, David Whyte, Shiva Rea and Jack Kornf eld are just a handful of the powerful speakers and performers who approach awakening from many different perspectives—and who will empower and enlighten you with their messages and music.

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP NATURE ADVENTURE RETREAT September 13-16 in Vail, CO An extraordinary opportunity to transform your life in four deep, invigorating days in Vail. “Envision Your Life” and “Next Steps” workshops; life and spiritual coaching; expertly guided nature explorations through hiking and nature photography; healing with horses, rock climbing, yoga and meditation, and exploring Women’s Inner Wisdom. Includes meals, welcome party, networking. $1550 (does not include lodging) Special rates at All ages and abilities welcome.

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The Atlas & the Egyptian Pillow w/Aubrey–2-4pm. The base of the neck is where the sweet nectar of vitality or the amritam resides and a quintessential element for spinal health, balance and stress relief , plus a deep experience in yoga practice. $30-$35. Yama Yoga Village, 6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village. 303-790-6081, or

International Health and Beauty Company with $2.9 billion a year turnover Seeks Successful Driven Self-Motivated individuals/couples with Business Experience. If you want to earn extra income without compromising your current career/ business, or looking for a lifestyle changing opportunity LOOK NO FURTHER. If you are open-minded, and would like to f nd out if this business is for you, do not hesitate. Call me! Free Information. Independent Distributor of Forever Living Products: MERCEDES PERALTA. ID# 001002402522. 720-226-4617. pe_mercedes@ www.Natureandyou.myf Looking for a way to bring in extra money? Maybe even a second income? Come change the world with us - one child at a time!We are looking for health-minded people who have a heart for helping others. If you like to educate others, believe in the power of whole food nutrition, and want to make a difference, this might be a f t for you. Please contact Heather @ 303-753-2665 for details and questions. Have a healthy, happy day!

CAREER/LIFE COACHING Stuck in a difficult conflict? See the big picture and gain insight to move forward. You talk, I listen and draw. Visual mediation and conf ict mapping empowers one or more people to resolve con f ict. Susanne Hoogwater, 720-324-3555, Awaken the heart of who you are and what you came here to do. Do you know you have something important to offer, but aren’t sure what it is or how to create it? Intuitive career coaching and numerology can help you connect to your deeper purpose and create the meaningful work you are meant to do. Call Marlene 720-771-1257 for a free introductory consultation. See what you mean! Vision mapping and business sketching for innerpreneurs and individuals.You talk, I draw. Prices start at $60. Glow Mapping, Susanne Hoogwater, 720-324-3555,

FOR RENT Workspace for Rent. Creative Workshop and Meeting Space in gallery in Santa FeArts District, Denver. From two hours to a full day. Glow Gallery, Susanne Hoogwater, 720-324-3555.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES CLEAR SKY MEDICAL IN CENTENNIAL IS LOOKING FOR A LICENSED PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT OR NURSE PRACTITIONER to join our team. We are a cutting edge preventive medicine clinic, utilizing holistic, integrative and functional medicine and Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to deliver the utmost success in patient wellbeing and care. The right candidate is knowledgeable and has experience in the f eld of preventive medicine, has excellent communication skills, great work ethics and be willing to work in a dynamic work environment. A clean work history, no work restrictions are required. Please contact/send resume/email to

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES Closer Walk with God, www.ThirdEyeTruth. com. Contact Elizabeth

TRAINING Earth Acupuncture Dowsing Training. Learn how to dowse a property and install copper rods to reduce stressful energy f elds, resulting in greater health and well-being. June 23-24 in Boulder, 10 am – 5 pm, $350 single or $300 couple. Cost includes manual, book, tools, and rods to dowse and cure your home (items valued at $180). RSVP by 6/15, credit card or check, 303-665-0175. Instructor Karen Rice King, Master Dowser since 1995. More info at

Herbal Therapeutics for Pets–11am-1pm. NAIMH Clinical Director & Wildlife Rehabilitator Teresa Koby shares her extensive knowledge of herbal remedies & holistic nutrition for healthy, happy pets. $35. Meets at NAIMH, Boulder . RSVP 303-823-0690.

Book Signing-Soul Centered–3-5pm. See descrip 6/22. Barnes & Noble, 2999 Pearl St, Boulder. Sarah McLean, McLean Meditation Institute.,

JUNE 24, SUNDAY Spiritual Parenting–3:30-5:30pm. Join Swami Dhar mananda for a lecture w/details about conception, in utero, and specifics about educating children up to age 12 thru teenage years. Early bird $28, regular $32. PranaYoga, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-4328099, or Intro to Animal Communication–1-5pm. Bette and Heather will teach you to receive the messages of animals and help them communicate their needs and wishes. Interactive practice and instruction, bring a photo of your pet. $50. Heart of Oneness Center, 720 14th St. Golden. Bette Heller 303-898-8962 or Living A Soul-Centered Life Workshop and Book Signing w/Sarah McLean, Best Selling Author and International Speaker –1:30-4:30pm. Spiritual principles and methodology found in Sarah’s newly released book, “Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8Weeks w/ Meditation.” In-depth highlighting all chapters in book and how to meditate w/ease and compassion. $20/ advance and $25/door. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th Ave, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

JUNE 26, TUESDAY Intro to Herbs–Tu & Th, 6 pm; Sat 10 am. Join NAIMH Clinical Director & Certified Herbalist Teresa Koby for a three-class intro to using herbs for family health & wellness. Take one or all. $35/$90. Meets at NAIMH in Boulder . RSVP 303-823-0690.

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ~Sydney J. Harris


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Intro to Healing w/Past Lives–5:30-6:30pm. Learn how healing the past resolves longstanding issues, clari f es life purpose, and leads to a more joyful life. Class includes a FREE assessment. Experience your life from a whole new perspective. Space limited. RSVP req’d 720-984-9575. Offered by Renee Ellis, MA CMT at the Renaissance Center in Denver.

JUNE 27, WEDNESDAY Our Nature Exploration–5:30-7:30pm. Move through nature, coaching to improve your well-being.Through mindfulness and curiosity, explore our connection to nature and to self. Return refreshed and enlightened. Led by wellness coach/nature enthusiast. Front Range Foothills Wellness in Balance, RSVP 303-642-0428, info@wellnessinbalance. com or Eliminate Your Allergies Now–6:30-8pm. Learn how to be FREE of allergies quickly & painlessly; how allergies can affect digestion, brain health, thyroid & more and dispel myths about heredity allergies. FREE; pre-reg req’d. Smithson Clinic, 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Gail Smithson, LAc, 303762-8994, or Heal The Healers–7-9pm. This night is designed for healers to both give and receive. Share your gifts and get your time of healing on the table as well. All healers invited. Bring your ener gy, tools, and a snack to share. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401West 59th, Arvada, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

JUNE 28, THURSDAY Creating Your Heart’s Intention–6:30-9pm. Explore vibrational energy & power of feeling rather than thinking your heart’s desires. Empower yourself w/tools to strengthen your core being & enhance your ability to manifest your heart’s intention. $20. Michelle Szabo, RN, BSN, CR/I. Heart of Oneness Center 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@gmail. com or

JUNE 29, FRIDAY Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One w/ Dr. Joe Dispenza-7pm. Dr. Joe is returning to Mile Hi to help youbreak the habit of being yourself w/simple instructions for reprogramming your brain. $35. Mile Hi Church, 9077W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Witnessing the Soul: A Workshop in Healing through Art and Movement–5:30-8:30pm Friday; 1:30-4:30pm Saturday. Through movement and art, reclaim creative power and transform lives, connect w/ passion, meaning and deep self-respect. Guided by Elizabeth Haselwood, certif ed Trager® practitioner, and Heather Brooke, BodyCentered Psychotherapist. $100/June 15th, $120 after . Yoga and Rolf Integration Studio, 805 14th St., Golden. 303-547-2221 or

JUNE 30, SATURDAY Holistic Healing/Psychic/Vendor Fair–12-5:30pm. Gifts; healing modalities massage, shamanic, foot baths, reiki, cord cutting, healing touch, oils, crystal bowls, and bars. Readers palmistry, tarot, intuitive, astrological; vendors crystals, jewelry, oils, clothing, and more. $20, 20 min or per healer/ reader/vendor or as offered. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Gong Bath and Sound w/ Gary Fishman–7-9pm.Bring your blankets and pillows to lie down and allow the sound and vibration of gongs, crystal bowls, didgeridoos, andf utes to wash through you. $20. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Inner Peace Festival–9am-1pm. For all ages. Create a Human Peace Symbol. FREE. Central Park in Stapleton, 8999 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Denver. 720-308-9944. .

ongoingevents Daily (Almost!) 90-min Student Thai Massage Clinic–Mondays 5p & 7p; Tues & Thurs 11a, 1p, 3p & 5p; Sat & Sun 9a, 11a, 1p & 3p. Our student sessions combine Thai yoga massage, Asian Therapy, & Western massage techniques. $28. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2416 W 32nd Ave., Denver. 720-316-8888, or

tuesdays FREE Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. Rejuvenate yourself with a 15 min. Aura/Chakra energy clearing that removes useless energy from the Aura and body to feel relaxed, light and positive. Dropins welcome. FREE. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103, Denver. David Stevens 303668-2358 or Intro to Meditation and Christian Mysticism– 7:30pm. intro course for modern mystics. Classes include the Inner Spiritual Path, Meditation, Soul, Light, Prayer and Blessing. Meditations allow you to move deeper than the body , beyond thinking and emotions, and into the reality of God’s peace and presence within. FREE. Center of Light, 2300 Forest St. 720-308-9944 or

wednesdays FREE Energy Healings; Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an ener gy clearing, like an “energy car wash.” Release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. Love offering. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303, or

Oneness Blessing–12-1pm. See description 6/1 1. Love Offering. Heart of Oneness Center , 720 14th St. Golden. 303-278-3414, HeartofOnenessCenter@ or

thursdays Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Negative energy is gently removed and replaced with your own positive energy. You will feel great and be ready to take your next steps. Drop-In for a 10 Min Healing. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute, 1332 Pearl St, Boulder . 303-530-0920 or Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm. Learn about your soul essence, past lives and aura.Ask personal questions to get a psychic perspective about what is really going on. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-530-0920, or

saturdays Arts & Craft Fair–10am-2pm. Enjoy handmade arts, crafts, chair massage, face painting and live music! Kid friendly event. 303-670-1909. Kittredge Village, 26030 Hwy 7. Summer Seva Yoga Program–8:15-9:15am. Get outdoors to move, breathe and practice yoga, tai chi and qi gong. 18+. Every Saturday starting June 2. FREE. Majestic View Park. 8900 W. 72nd Ave. Arvada. Shanti McLinden 720-394-9425,,

sundays Community Iyengar Yoga Class–4:30-5:45pm. All levels. Suggested Donation $5. The Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver, 770 S. Broadway , Denver. 720570-9642 or

lookingahead 2012 JULY 22 & 29 Grounding & Centering–2-4pm. Active meditation technique that changes how you interact with others. Restore clear boundaries in relationships. Learn grounding, centering, and clearing exercises to optimize your energy. Good for those who work extensively with people. $39pp.Y oga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E. First Avenue, #103, Denver. David Stevens, 303-668-2358,,

AUGUST 22–26 The Wake Up Festival: A 5-Day Experience of Transformation–More than 25 Sounds True authors and teachers offer a vision of spiritual awakening. Carolyn Myss, Michael Bernard Beckwith, David Whyte, Shiva Rea and Jack Korn f eld are just a handful of the powerful speakers and performers who will empower and enlighten with messages and music. Estes

SEPTEMBER 13-16 Women’s Empowerment Workshop Nature Retreat–An extraordinary opportunity to transform your life. Workshops; life and spiritual coaching; guided nature explorations and other recreational activities; yoga and meditation; hiking and nature photography; healing with horses and more. Includes all meals. Vail.

OCTOBER 10-14 Rocky Mountain Woman’s Wellness Retreat–For women who are ready to remove obstacles from their path and propel forward in their personal and professional lives. Retreat to Perth, AU Jan 2013! One Whole Health with Leah Lund. or

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AESTHETICS & MASSAGE BODY CLINIC HELENA HEJAZI, LE, LMT Thornton 720-837-2116 Bring your whole being into balance with Helena Hejazi, Licensed Aesthetician/Massage Therapist. Feel beautiful from head to toe with skin treatments including the Healing or Oxygen Facial to the more advanced MicroLift Facial. Relieve pain and discomfort with Bodywork sessions such as Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue or Hot Stone. Relieve TMJ discomfort with Intra-Oral Therapy. Dig deep and renew with full Body treatments Dry Brushing, Lotus Wrap and MicroLift Body. Easy online booking. Call today to feel in balance!

ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL ASIAN MEDICINE MARIA BARAYBAR LEE 1529 York Street, Denver 303-333-9977 Feel relief from headaches, back pain, aller gies, sports injuries and menstrual problems to autoimmune diseases like f bromyalgia or MS, even side ef fects of chemotherapy. Acupuncture even helps infertility! Acupuncture has been in practice for over 3,000 years, and stimulates speci f c points on the body (called meridians) which connect all the or gans in the body. Don’t be afraid – these needles don’ t hurt! Call 303-333-9977 now to make an appointment any Tuesday and your Acupuncture Treatment will be only $40, no questions asked about your income. Promo code: TUESDAY CLINIC.

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BOWEN THERAPY BOWEN THERAPY WITH JACKIE BURSON Cottonwood Clinic 1976 West Iliff Ave., Englewood 303-945-9780 Relieve pain, insomnia, digestive disorders, anxiety, colic, headaches, allergies and more with Bowen Therapy. Ease the symptoms of Parkinsons, Raynauds and Tourettes syndrome. Great for pregnancy issues such as back pain, mobility and relaxation, postbirth recovery and some lactation issues. It is so gentle it can be used on anyone. Called the homeopathy of bodywork, Bowen Therapy utilizes subtle inputs to the body, stimulating the body to heal itself, often profoundly. The Bowen Technique communicates with the nervous system through a connective tissue layer called fascia and acupuncture meridians. As the body receives this information it begins to balance and heal itself. Call today to start living without pain! See 50% off coupon at

CONSCIOUS EVENTS & SPEAKERS JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 Discover and develop a life of passion, purpose and contribution. Journeys for Conscious Living (J4CL) is an or ganization 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 ener gy to stay centered and expand the community. 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 ad page 26

CONSULTANT: TOOLS FOR ABUNDANT LIVING SC CARROLL ASSOCIATES LLC SUSANNAH CARROLL 303-861-4338 Find clarity on your life’s direction and learn techniques for staying calm in any situation. Live abundantly and prosperously! Susannah Carroll is a Motivational Consultant superchar ging your incarnation with tools and resources, a mixture of east/west philosophies and designed for use anywhere and anytime. We work with individuals, business executives, entrepreneurs, sales teams and more! Offering a FREE 30-minute phone consultation for f rst time clients.

CM BROWN, RYT, CHT. Lafayette 303-396-9023 Are you confused? Overwhelmed by life? It sometimes helps to sit down and stop analyzing. You already have the answer. You may simply need help allowing what is already present to reveal itself. It is easier than you might imagine. This is not psychotherapy or learning how to cope. Through the Buddhist and Vedantic teachings, uncover a new way of living your life. Private meetings include discussion, ref ection, and self inquiry . Discover how thoughts and preconceived notions create unnecessary limitations in the way you approach your life. Don’ t approach your life. Live it. Free 30 minute consultation. Reasonable rates.

DENTIST VIBRANCE DENTISTRY WITH DR. CATE VIEREGGER 7400 E Crestline Circle, Ste 230, Greenwood Village 303-770-1116 Whether your goal is to encourage a healthy attitude towards oral health in your children or ease your own anxiety about dental procedures, our friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere will change the way you approach dental care. At Vibrance Dentistry, we believe that oral healthcare should be a pleasant and relaxing experience. Our state-of-the-art equipment and spa-like amenities allow us to of fer services that transcend traditional dentistry and promote whole-body wellness. See ad page 14.

DOG TRAINING MISHA MAY FOUNDATION LORRAINE MAY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 303-239-0382 Understanding Dogs Class and Dog Trainer Apprentice Classes start in the Fall! Understanding Dogs: Unique opportunity to receive an evaluation, treatment plan and coaching experience with your dog. holistic approach with positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each dog and situation. Dog Trainer Apprentice Class: Become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and speci f c situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems.

ENERGY HEALINGS & MEDITATION CLASSES JOURNEY WITHIN WITH ANITA DESTINO Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 720-413-7303 A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Jour ney Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Free Ener gy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/ Healings. Join us for a Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing held every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone.


HEALTHY MIND THE HEALING BRAIN - NEUROFEEDBACK WITH SUSIE RAMSEY Serving Boulder County 303-406-3331 Are you dealing with ADDICTION, ADD/ ADHD, AUTISM, ANXIETY, ANGER, ANTI-AGING, DEPRESSION, EPILEPSY , FATIGUE, FOCUS, MIGRAINES, PTSD, SLEEP PROBLEMS or STRESS? Neurofeedback is an amazing, fast and ef fective tool for personal growth or the elimination of symptoms of dysregulation, disease and illness. Neurofeedback trains your brain to optimize its brainwave patterns which results in self-healing. Results include increased attention and focus, emotional stability , inner calm, quiet mind, and the resiliency to cope with the stresses of daily life. Call today for $25 off your f rst visit!

KAREN HOLLAMAN, DC, LMT 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 www. Women, are you looking for a different standard of care for you and your children? I was given a second chance at life because of a holistic chiropractor ’s understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support. I of fer women and children the same hope and care I had been generously given. If you or your family struggles with health issues please contact the Red Tail Wellness Center so I can help you take f ight again and let your health soar . See ad page 19.


FAMILY PRACTITIONER CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 2.

HEALING & PSYCHIC READINGS TATYANA TSYGANOK Intuitive Healer & Psychic 303-359-1150 Connect with your higher self and receive healings for PTSD, traumas, addictions, depression and low self-esteem with my support and natural gifts. I use dif ferent modalities to help including psychic readings, past life regression, Psych-K, Bodytalk, EFT & Matrix Energetics. Also assist with adopted children from Eastern Europe. I welcome everybody who needs my help and I will greet you with love! Call for help today!

HEALTHY AGING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860

BARBARA PETTIBONE, MSW, LCSW Denver 303-862-5712 Identify your core issues and apply your inner strengths to address them – everyone has within themselves the resources to address and resolve conf icts with support from Barbara Pettibone. YOU ARE THE CONSUMER AND YOU CHOOSE YOUR THERAPIST AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OUTCOME OF YOUR TREATMENT! YOU ARE THE KEY! Specializing in women’ s issues, Barbara focuses on depression, anxiety, PTSD, abuse, relationship issues, severe mental illnesses including Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder, addiction and life changes. Fees are based on ability to pay/sliding scale. Insurance/credit cards not accepted. Please call or email for appt. Flexible scheduling.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS IAN HOLLAMAN, DC 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 Are you tired, foggy-brained, gaining weight for no reason, have elevated cholesterol and other symptoms of thyroid disease, but your thyroid levels are “normal?” Go beyond the “traditional” standard of care to Ian Hollaman, DC, who focuses on diff cult and chronic cases such as elevated glucose and cholesterol, thyroid disorders, and novel solutions to pain and injuries with pro f ciency in multiple modalities such as Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine. Chiropractic and Nutrition. See ad page 19.

CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. See full listing under PHY SICIAN or see ad page 2.

KIDS: LEARNING/ BEHAVIOR DISORDERS BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF GOLDEN 1211 Avery Street, Golden 303-278-1780 Help your child reach his or her greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential. Individualized and comprehensive brain-based approaches (not drug-based) to help children with neurobehavioral and learning diff culties such as dyslexia. The brain can be changed—which means your child’ s problems aren’t permanent, and the situation isn’ t hopeless. Customized physical and cognitive exercises, combined with dietary change can correct the underlying imbalance, improve function and reduce/eliminate negative behaviors. Tour our center and learn how we can help your child. Call us today. See ad page 13.

Feel your best at any age with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certi f ed Holistic MD specializing in whole body health inside and out with customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy , Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and non-sur gical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxif cation Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call to set up your appointment today. See ad page 2.

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LAWN CARE - ORGANIC CLEAN AIR LAWN CARE WITH JOSH STUDER 774 Dahlia St, Denver 303-681-4543 Reduce your car bon footprint and the toxins you and your family come in contact with! Use an organic lawn care company committed to reducing air pollution; we only use electric equipment powered by renewable energy. Organic treatment products eliminate the contamination of waterways caused by synthetic fertilizers and herbicides. “Come Clean” with Clean Air Lawn Care and receive 2 free or ganic treatments when you sign up for our organic treatment program. Call Josh today at 303-681-4543 for a free estimate.

LIFE TRANSFORMATION BJ BROWN, MSW, CIBP Body-Centered Psychotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master In Boulder 303-808-4006 We create a compassionate and powerful container in which you discover the source of your well being Discover a deeper sense of wholeness, integrity, passion and joy. BJ Brown brings her commitment, presence, humor and expertise in the areas of relationship, trauma, spirituality , life transition, addiction, and body-mind awareness. Retreats, long distance consultations and healings also offered. Read my recently published book, “The Six Gates of Completion - A Companion in Life’s Transitions”, available on my website, Kindle, The Boulder Bookstore, and The Tattered Cover. Begin your life transformation today!

MASSAGE IN TOUCH MASSAGE THERAPY WITH BRENNA WITT, LMT Kittredge Village, 26030 Hwy. 74, Kittredge 303-526-0038 Do you have sore muscles, an injury with persistent pain or just need to relax? Allow your mind and body to melt into my capable hands at In Touch Massage Therapy, located on scenic Hwy 74, just minutes from Evergreen.. Enjoy your fully customized massage with Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue and/or Hot Stone while listening to the soothing sounds of Bear Creek and bird songs outside the window. New client special! $45 for an hour; $65 for 1.5 hours or the package: buy 5 and get the 6th free! Gift Certi f cates are available. Call or email for your massage today!


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NUTRITION CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr . Katia Meier. See listing under PHYSICIAN or see ad page 2.

PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC CLEAR SKY MEDICAL WITH KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 Feel your best with Dr Katia Meier , Board Certif ed Holistic MD specializing in whole body health inside and out for children and adults. Customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy , Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy , Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxif cation Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Make your appointment today. See ad page 2.

PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT THE ASPEN PROGRAM FOR PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT KAREN FOX, PH.D., DIRECTOR Taking the “woo-woo” out of Psychic Education Englewood, Aurora, Lakewood 303-942-0646 Improving your innate psychic ability can help you in a variety of situations – knowing when situations or people are right or wrong for you, personally and professionally. Use your psychic abilities for yourself or to become a professional psychic with Aspen Program training! Take the classes you want or study for a certi f cate: Psychic, Medical-Health Intuitive, Spirit Medium, Intuition in Business. Wide variety of classes and teachers. Call today and start understanding more about your life and yourself!

PSYCHOLOGY & GROWTH EVA SZUCS, PSYD, P.C. 1660 S. Albion St. # 309, Denver 720-556-7689 Gain insight into your presenting problems and learn healthy ways to manage life’s stressors. Heal Eating Disorders, Trauma, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Mood Disorder. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training in group or individual settings. Dr Szucs also provides psychological assessment, ADHD evaluation, and Intelligence testing for adults and children; Individuals and couples work as well. Flexible schedule. Insur ance and Credit cards are not accepted. Schedule a free phone consultation today!

AYA COUNSELING & CONSULTING, LLC CARNITA M. GROVES, MA, LPC, CSPT, CAC-III 1570 Humboldt Street, Denver O: 303-698-0446 Seeking to improve self-care or inter personal skills? With an integrative approach to mental health counseling, a broad range of issues can be identif ed and brought to meaningful resolution. Carnita, perhaps, more of a mental health artisan, is Level 2 EMDR certif ed. She helps people use simple home-based research as one of many practical tools to help people expand their competencies. She specializes in psycho-nutrition, style/aesthetic therapies, and ethnic groundedness. Pragmatic. Holistic. Dynamic. Weekend appointments available. It helps to have someone to talk to!

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ROLFING BODY ALIVE ROLFING DENVER WITH ERIN FARLEY 1574 York St, Suite 204, Denver 303-915-5274 Rolf ng® Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that can lead to postural improvements, alleviate chronic pain and discomfort, or allow for greater freedom of movement and provide a sense of revitalized ener gy and bodily well-being. Rolf ng works on the seamless network of connective tissue to release, realign and balance the whole structure, with the goal of allowing the body to remain effortlessly upright in gravity. Whether you are active or not-so-active, or merely looking for the “next step” ignited by physical transformation, achieve your optimum state of alignment and ease in gravity. If you’ve never tried Rolf ng for stress, postural misalignment or other conditions, discover a new level of healing! Call today for your appointment.

SOLAR GOLDEN SOLAR 614 10th Street, Golden 720-278-5253 A solar system for your home or business has never been so af fordable and painless! You know solar is good for the environment, but it’s also great on your wallet! Hedge yourself against ever -increasing electricity rates and inf ation. Clean, quiet, maintenance free, reduce pollution and CO2 emissions. Increase your property’s value. Colorado owned and operated with master electricians and professional installers. Respectful, clean and quick work. Solar incentives, tax credits and rebates available – ask us today! Buy or lease options. Installation guar anteed for 10 years. See ad page 12.

SPIRITUAL COUNSELOR RENEE ELLIS, MA CMT Psychotherapy, Intuitive Counseling Past Life Therapy, Energy Healing Located in Central Denver 720-984-9575 Release the past, create the future and experience your life from a whole new perspective. Move into a rich and joyful life with guidance and support as you travel through signif cant life transitions, transform grief, and f nd clarity about your life path and purpose. Renee is a unique guide who weaves together traditional counseling techniques with intuitive abilities, ener gy healing, personalized Bach Flower Essence formulas and past life therapy without regression. Her focus is on grief and loss, life transitions, f nding and stepping onto one’ s path, spiritual development, releasing phobias and healing from chronic pain. Individual sessions and classes. Free 30-minute consultation.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH INNER CONNECTION INSTITUTE CHURCH OF INFINITE SPIRIT 2755 South Locust St., Suite 213 Denver 303-758-1743 Create the life you desire through our easy, effective, supportive techniques . 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 Wheat Ridge. Free aura clearing and chakra balancing in Wheat Ridge every Thursday 6:30 – 7:30pm. Free open channel clinic in Denver on the 2nd Fridays of the month at 7pm. Everyone is welcome! Call for more information. 303-282-9439. See ad page 31.

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GARY D ALEXANDER, MS Psychotherapist – LMFT, LAC, NCC 1355 S Colorado Blvd, Suite C-100, Denver Emotional presence and human connection together are a catalyst for personal revelation, insight, and change. Bring balance, communication, life transitions, learn boundaries, deal with codependency, grief, LGBT development, and addictions (both chemical and behavioral). Gary’s approach as a therapist is heartfelt, direct, engaging, and down-to-earth. Contact Gary today to learn more about how he can help with your life’s challenges.

Yoga Instructor, Kittredge 303-570-5439 Lose weight & build muscle tone, improve energy and happiness, physical & spiritual healing, increase f exibility and strength, balance hormonal and endocrine systems, improve your heart health, reduce stress and much more through yoga. Did you know that the regular practice of yoga can transform your life? And that anyone, at any age, at any f tness level can start at anytime? Inexpensive private lessons one-on-one to learn Hatha Yoga helps transform your life right away. Call or email to get started today. Namaste.

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