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All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter into another. —Anatole France, author
This 3-hour interactive workshop is based on the work of William Bridges, Ph.D., and others. Elaine Voci, Ph.D. will facilitate and provide insights, inspiration and practical strategies to help you honor the past, utilize the creative potential of the in-between neutral zone, and embrace the future with joy. Participants each receive a binder with a full set of handouts, and a resource reading list of “best books.”
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elcome all to October 2012, the many wonders of fall in central Indiana, and Natural Awakenings. As the keeper of the earth’s environment and your own personal environment, you choose through your daily actions how you will affect our natural resources and those whom you encounter. Your power to enact positive change is unlimited. Take a minute and let those words absorb into your conscience. Now I would ask you to think for a moment about your daily routine: Are you conserving or wasting? When you wake in the morning and proceed through the day, do you turn on only the lights you need or, by habit, do you turn on every light? Can you perform your routine without using any power? Have you ever tried? Thinking about your water consumption, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports a 5-minute shower uses as much as 25 gallons of water. Most bathroom faucets flow at a rate of two gallons per minute. I’m sometimes referred to as the water police in my home where each shower is controlled using an egg timer! I do just fine with shutting off the water in between the wash and the rinse cycles. Surprisingly, the average person uses 100 gallons of water each day or enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses, according to the EPA. This is one instance where I insist on being anything but average. Traders Point Creamery had a vision about how they would positively impact the local area and this month they have shared some wonderful stories about the creation of the barns located on the farm. Best of all they have been created from recycled uses! Check it out on page 16. We have many more amazing articles this month and slated for the remainder of the year! We are especially looking forward to unveiling our first annual Natural Directory in January 2013. This will be your go to guide for all Indiana providers offering something in the holistic, natural or healthy living industry. I get chills when those calls come in from friends and neighbors excitedly spilling details and stories about the mecca of heart-centered individuals that are rapidly growing and changing the face of Indianapolis, and I’m so proud to be part of that movement. We are aligning with a greater good and molding new lives from shared and impassioned energy. This is it – this is us – using our power to enact positive change. I say Yes! to that. Can you feel it?
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newsbriefs Indianapolis Fruit’s The Produce Mom™ honored as a Woman of Influence
Sadhguru to Make First-Ever Visit to Indy
ori Taylor, author of The Produce Mom™, was recently recognized by the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health as a Woman of Influence. The award is reserved for community leaders that serve as a resource for under-served women, and provide a platform for both community and professional healthcare education forums. The Produce Mom encourages women to make healthy choices for their familiesx and for themselves. The brand’s retail program, The Produce Mom Picks, empowers grocery shoppers to identify items which meet The Produce Mom’s criteria of being delicious, nutritious, convenient and affordable. Furthermore, its website provides information on selecting and preparing fresh fruits and vegetables. Launched last January, The Produce Mom is the official blog and consumer brand of Indianapolis Fruit Company. The blog is authored by marketing manager Lori Taylor, who has seven years of experience with Indy Fruit and is also a wife and mother of two. It’s based on her professional and personal life and is a source of industry knowledge that offers a candid, relevant tone. Taylor has partnered with some of the produce industry’s top labels for international marketing campaigns. The Produce Mom has also been recognized as a Walt Disney Kids Concern, Indiana Female Focus, and a community partner for the Indianapolis Public Schools’ Foodservice Division. For more information visit TheProduceMom.com.
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lant even one tree and you can measurably combat global warming, prevent soil erosion, preserve water and rainfall, and build soil. After a record-setting planting of 857,000 saplings in 2006, Project Greenhands, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, has now planted millions of trees in southern India. Its goal is planting 114 million trees in 10 years, thereby increasing green cover of the region by 10 percent. Learn more about his approach to life and living when Sadhguru makes his first-ever visit to Indianapolis in a free presentation at 6 p.m. on October 10 at the All Souls Unitarian Church. Sadhguru, who also founded the Isha Foundation, says “[Earth] is a limited planet. We can use it to a certain extent … If there is no compensatory activity on the same scale as we exploit whatever we use on this planet, then we have a recipe for disaster.” The world-renowned yogi, visionary and mystic, widely recognized for his profound understanding of social, political and economic issues, has spoken at the United Nations, the British House of Lords, the World Economic Forum, Dartmouth University and the World President’s Organization. His interviews and articles have been featured on BBC, Bloomberg News, CNBC, CNN and in The New York Times. He teaches practical and contemporary technologies for well-being in the world today.
Yoga Workshop at JCC to be led by Meta Chaya Hirschl
oga can help us tune out on everyday distractions and pressures for us to change and instead help us focus on the beauty of the true self, that shining gem that we all are, and train our minds to witness our thoughts and then learn to change our thought patterns. Author, nationally recognized yoga instructor and teacher of instructors Meta Chaya Hirschl (E-RYT 500) will return to the Arthur M. Glick JCC on November 10 and 11 for two days of yoga classes geared to practitioners, students and instructors of all levels. This workshop—entitled Yoga & Body – Learning to Love the True Self and one of the 20 events at this year’s Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts—will instruct on a variety of techniques to train the mind to move toward the thoughts that support and nourish us and away from self-denigration. Included are poses (asana), breathing, (pranayama), hand dances (mudra), inner locks (bandha), and very importantly, mantras (simple sounds and words). The sessions will be practical, immediately applicable to improving our relationship with ourselves and will build on each other and culminate in developing a plan for walking in the world with confidence and self-love. Attendees will leave the workshop with a specific plan to truly embrace the true self. Hirschl wrote the award-winning book Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers, which will be on sale at the JCC and the she’ll autograph copies throughout the weekend. Students are invited to register for the entire weekend, or may select individual sessions. For yoga instructors, this workshop can be used for Yoga Alliance-continuing education credits.
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Health Experts to Share Latest Research on Celiac, Gluten Illnesses
IOGA to Speak on Permaculture, Other Gardening Tips
earn about permaculture and gain other gardening tips at a presentation by Kay Grimm to the Indiana Organic Gardeners Association at 10:45 a.m. on October 20 at Fruit Loop Acres, a full-circle orchard in a three-quarter-acre nature preserve on five contiguous city lots in downtown Indianapolis. Grimm will speak to IOGA and the public about permaculture—which creates stable, productive systems that provide for human needs in harmonious integration with the land—plus on beekeeping, seed saving and rain collection. Visitors will tour a downtown urban orchard and learn from one of the most prominent local gardeners, and ask questions about their own gardens to members who have been gardening for decades. Organic growing of natural, uncontaminated foods is an alternative to the toxic chemicals used in agriculture, gardening and lawn care and helps protect the Earth’s resources including soils, rivers and lakes that are harmed by the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides, and the misuse of precious water. The methods help build the structure of the soil and use nontoxic, ecologically sound methods of pest, disease and weed control. Other techniques include composting, organic fertilizers, mulching, planting green manure cover crops, companion planting and creating an environment that attracts natural insect predators. IOGA is composed of backyard and market gardeners that use ecologically savvy methods to grow safe food and beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs. It meets quarterly for a homemade pitch-in lunch, Q&A session and tips, guest speakers and a farm tour. Guests are always welcome and can come to the first meeting for free. Yearly memberships are $10 for an individual and $12 for a couple. A quarterly newsletter is sent to all members.
ne of the leading specialists in the study of celiac disease and gluten-related illnesses is returning to Carmel to present three times during the Gluten Free Living Now Expo, during morning sessions starting at 9:30 a.m. on October 13 and 14 plus during a 2:30 p.m. session on Sunday, at The Fountains, in Carmel. Interest to hear Dr. Alessio Fasano, director, Center for Celiac Research, is expected to grow substantially with the heightened and growing awareness of gluten’s presence in the food supply. Fasano, a world-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist and research scientist who founded the Center at the University of Maryland, will share his latest findings, answer questions about specific gluten-related symptoms and give advice on best practices in food and health choices. He published a study in 2003 that established the rate of the gluten autoimmune disorder as one in 133 Americans. He has earned many industry awards and has also been published in many journals, books and publications. The event will also feature prize raffles, presentations by other specialists plus approximately 80 vendors of gluten-free food, information and other healthy products, including gluten-free breads and other baked goods, chips and crackers, cosmetics and lotions. Cheeseburger in Paradise will provide samples with gluten-free buns. There’ll also be demonstrations on how to make gluten-free bread and Bonefish Grill making a gluten-free appetizer from their gluten-free menu and more.
Event admission: $5, includes all lectures and demonstrations. Location: 502 Carmel Dr. For more information on the expo or to obtain tickets, call 317-771-6506 or 317-379-2350, email info@GlutenFreeLivingNow.org or visit GlutenFreeLivingNow.org.
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Major Speakers at Women Like Us Foundation Event
ore than 400 attendees are expected for the 2012 Women Like Us Foundation Annual Tea and Speaker Series event from 1 to 4 p.m. on October 18 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. The Somaly Mam event will be emceed by the international spokesperson for the Foundation Catt Sadler from E! News. Two internationally known speakers will be featured: Somaly Mam, the author of The Road of Lost Innocence, a CNN hero, founder of a foundation that bears her name and one of the top 100 Most Influential Women named in Time Magazine in 2009 and former U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith, author of Renting Lacy and From Congress To The Linda Smith Brothel: A Journey Of Hope, Healing and Restoration and founder of Shared Hope International, a rescue and restore organization that provides services to victims of human trafficking globally. Guests will engage in a silent auction; network; browse many vendors representing local artists, retailers and artisans; and receive a copy of the new book Women Like Us Illuminating the World by Linda Rendleman, MS, with Sally Brown Bassett, Ph.D., and co-founders of the Women Like Us Foundation. An excerpt from the book: “Poise can be developed at any age. Women understand the importance of self-nurturing and self-acceptance that brings them to a place of inner peace and thus opens their personal world to help others get there, too. It’s a committed, inner knowing that the duty of women-women like them and women like us- is to stand up to the world, graciously continuing with our message of connectivity and support of mankind and thus doing our part for keeping alive our determination to enrich the lives of others as well as ourselves.”
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The Yoga of Devotion
nvoke Studio is hosting a Kirtan on October 5th from 7:30 to 9pm, which will include an opening Gong Meditation by local Kundalini teacher Hari Datti Kaur. Kirtan is a form of Bhakti Yoga (“the yoga of devotion”) that involves call and response chanting/singing blended with soulful music; it is said to calm the mind and open the heart. In recent years, this form of yoga has grown - and has inspired large music festivals in California, including Bhaktifest and Shaktifest. A stellar Kirtan artist, Kristin “Luna” Ray, who delivered an inspiring June performance at Bhaktifest Midwest, will bring a little Bhakti to Indy. An Indiana native, Luna now resides in Asheville, NC and also in Costa Rica, where she co-founded the True Nature Education Center. She is said by the Yoga Journal to be “solidly in the ranks as one of chant music’s most luminous rising stars.” Luna Ray will also provide live music for a yoga class with Chuck Crosby from 5:45 to 7:15pm. Invoke Studio is located at 970 Fort Wayne Avenue, Suite C, Indianapolis. For more information visit InvokeStudio.com or KristinRay.com.
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Family and Child Portraits with Yelena: Photographer of Joy
ith Autumn approaching, it’s an inspiring time to have your family portraits created while bathing in the fallen leaves. Yelena Yahontova, Photographer of Joy makes it beautiful and fun. Yelena offers an approach that is natural. No standing still with a fake smile, an awkward pose or silly background. Your family will meet outside under a sunny sky, play together, throw leaves in the air, and enjoy the moments of fun that you are spending together. And, you are guaranteed to have fun since Yelena is truly the photographer of joy and fun. The experience is made complete through amazing outfits provided by Yelena who calls herself the magical fairy godmother. She offers a collection of clothing, costumes, and accessories. It’s like delving into a princess’s closet—vintage dresses, modern gowns, wings, hats, flower headers, veils, and more. “I like dressing little girls and women in various clothing as fairies, or angels (wings included), princesses, nymphs and goddesses and photographing them in natural settings. Imagine your daughter as an autumn fairy or angel or princess and your family portrait in the autumn fantasy. Such portraits create perfect Christmas gifts for your family and friends. Schedule your own Autumn Fantasy photo session with Yelena while leaves are yellow and red at their peak, which is usually in October until mid-end of November. Frolic in the woods, have fun during your session this autumn and cherish your family portraits for the rest of your life. Also, you are cordially invited to the Artist’s Reception of portrait art exhibit “Autumn Fantasies” by Yelena Yahontova: Photographer of Joy on October 5, 2012 at 5:30-8:00 pm, at El Norteno, 206 North Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN. For more information or to make an appointment, call 812333-8178 or visit PhotographerOfJoy.com. See ad on page 3.
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lassic Cleaners, one of Central Indiana’s largest dry cleaning companies, recently invested more than $300,000 in environmentally friendly technologies that also provide better dry cleaning for customers. The development is part of its mission to be the largest “completely green” business of its kind in the area. The investment covers state-of-the-art, high-capacity dry cleaning equipment plus new biodegradable and eco-safe fluids. Non-toxic SystemK4 fluids replace perchlorethylene, or perc, that has been used at Classic Cleaners’ production facilities. Although perc has been the industry standard of dry cleaning fluids for decades, the company spent several years researching greener alternatives that also improve results. The company began testing Kreussler’s SystemK4 in April 2011 and completed the installation last July after concluding that it has the best cleaning capabilities of any of the green alternatives. “Classic Cleaners has long been a leader in environmental responsibility in the [region],” says Steve Arnold, the company’s general manager and partner. “Even though we’ve been recognized in past years for our environmental responsibility by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, we weren’t satisfied. Moving to SystemK4 not only benefits our environment, it also helps [us] serve our customers better.” Arnold notes that the SystemK4 solution virtually eliminates the gradual graying effect on clothing that is common with perc. “Going green with SystemK4 lets us keep whites white and brights bright,” Arnold says, adding that it’s also completely odorless and has received the highest ratings from the dermatological community so that those that might be sensitive or allergic to dry cleaning chemicals can now comfortably dry clean their garments again. Since 1995, Classic Cleaners has been honored for exceptional environmental stewardship by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management in its 5-Star Environmental Recognition Program. The company supports many local nonprofit organizations including Dress for Success. For more information, including locations, hours and services available, visit ClassicCleaners.net or call 317-577-5752.
JCC’s Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts Returns
he JCC’s 14th annual Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts continues to grow by adding a broad range of events to appeal to an increasingly varied audience. The event will encompass 11 authors, two concerts, five film showings, two workshops, art exhibits, yoga and food, from October 24 to November 17. Fiction lovers can look forward to opening night, October 24, with bestselling author and screenwriter Delia Ephron. Kids and their families can explore, learn and recreate at the many engaging activities on the Day of Play on October 28. Movement continues with a two-day yoga workshop, November 10 and 11, with author and advanced yoga instructor, Meta Hirschl. Concerts, satire, award-winning films and non-fiction literature, including a new book by Indy’s own Greg Dawson, will also be featured. The Guy Mendilow Ensemble will perform music of peace and harmony on November 5, partnering with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. Ira Shapiro will discuss the workings of the 1960s and 1970s Senate as detailed in his book, The Last Great Senate, on November 1, and David Javerbaum, former head writer and producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, will Delia Ephron entertain on October 30 with his biting humor and interpretation as presented in his book, The Last Testament: A Memoir by GOD. Featuring 20 distinct events, the event partners with other nonprofit and community organizations to entertain, educate and engage audiences of all ages from diverse backgrounds in a true celebration of the arts and our community. In addition, a book sale of hundreds of titles will be conducted with leading authors making presentations and signing books.
Event registration: $5 general public/$3 JCC members unless noted otherwise Festival Fast-Pass good for all programs: $50 general public/$40 JCC members. Location: 6701 Hoover Rd. Registration and fast passes plus more information are available by calling 317-251-9467, or by visiting jccindy.org or the JCC member services desk.
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The Phthalates–Diabetes Connection
hat we place on our skin might increase the risk for diabetes, based on findings by researchers at Uppsala University, in Sweden. They noted a connection between phthalates found in cosmetics and plastics and the risk of seniors developing diabetes; even a modest increase in circulating blood levels of such chemicals doubled their risk. Monica Lind, associate professor of environmental medicine at the Section for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Dr. Lars Lind, professor of medicine, analyzed new information from a study that involved more than 1,000 70-year-old men and women in Uppsala. The participants submitted blood samples for analysis of various environmental toxins, including several substances formed when the body breaks down phthalates. Even after adjusting for obesity, blood lipids, smoking and exercise habits, the researchers saw a definite connection between blood levels of some of the phthalates and an increased prevalence of diabetes. The Linds also found that certain phthalates were associated with disrupted insulin production in the pancreas. Most people come into daily contact with phthalates. These chemicals are commonly used as softening agents in plastics and as carriers of fragrances in cosmetics, personal care products, air fresheners and scented candles.
Breast Health X-ray Screening Method Questioned
ctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and thousands of well-meaning healthcare providers will continue to recommend mammograms. However, a growing body of research suggests that X-ray mammography may not be the best screening approach, at least on an annual basis, and even the National Cancer Institute notes potential harms ranging from false results to overtreatment and radiation exposure. A 2006 study published in the British Journal of Radiobiology revealed that the type of radiation used in X-ray-based screenings is more carcinogenic than previously believed. The researchers wrote, “Recent radiobiological studies have provided compelling evidence that the low-energy X-rays used in mammography are approximately four times—but possibly as much as six times—more likely to cause mutational damage than higher energy X-rays.” Peter Gøtzsche is director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre and an author of the landmark 2001 Cochrane systematic review, Screening for Breast Cancer with Mammography, which concludes, “Currently available reliable evidence has not shown a survival benefit of mass screening for breast cancer.” In 2011, Gøtzsche stated, “It is getting more and more difficult to argue that mammography is reasonable to [use] for breast screening.” natural awakenings
Caffeine a NoNo for Babies
ew moms that are breastfeeding should abstain from caffeine, according to an interview with Dr. Ruth Lawrence published in the Journal of Caffeine Research, a peerreviewed publication. Lawrence says that because infants are not able to metabolize or excrete caffeine efficiently, a breastfeeding mother’s consumption of the drug may lead to caffeine accumulation and symptoms such as wakefulness and irritability in her baby.
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Dentists Can Help D i a g n o s e G l u te n Sensitivity
he mouth may be one place that signs of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are manifested, according to a recent study by researchers at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They discovered a link between the disorder and dental enamel defects and recurrent aphthous ulcers, or canker sores, and concluded that dentists can play an important role in identifying unrecognized celiac disease. Appropriate referral and timely diagnosis can help prevent serious complications.
October 24 is Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day he popularity of acupuncture in the United States is increasing steadily, according to a study of Americans’ use of the ancient Chinese energybalancing technique, published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers found that in 2007, 6 percent of adult Americans included acupuncture as part of their regular health care regimen, up 42 percent from 2002 (at that time, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine also reported that 60 percent of adults surveyed considered acupuncture as a treatment option). Most commonly used for pain relief, acupuncture is based on the theory that needle stimulation of specific points on the body’s energy channels, called meridians, corrects imbalances and helps restore health. Some Western experts believe that the needles stimulate pain-sensing nerves, which trigger the brain to release endorphins, the body’s pain-relieving chemicals. Former President Richard Nixon is generally credited with popularizing acupuncture in the West after he toured medical facilities during his visit to China in 1972. New York Times reporter James Reston, who was traveling with Nixon and underwent an emergency appendectomy during the trip, wrote extensively about the post-operative pain relief he experienced.
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With the advent of online access at home and ubiquitous use of smartphones, the traditional printed telephone book is going the way of the dodo. Yet competing companies across the country are still churning out the archaic directories and delivering them unbidden to millions of people annually. Many receive multiple publications that, although they can be recycled, still add up to a tremendous waste of resources and an unnecessary burden on landfills. Now an industry-sponsored online opt-out registry, YellowPagesOptOut. com, has been established to provide a convenient way for residents to choose which directories they want to receive or to stop delivery. At least 12 weeks are required to process an opt-out request.
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Eco-Checklist Tracks Personal Progress
Keeping daily to-do lists is standard practice for many life projects. Now, the environmentally conscious can periodically monitor their personal eco-progress via ChasingGreen.org/green-actions. The website helps people to become greener by suggesting many activities and ideas to consider and then check off when they have been accomplished, all while exchanging ideas with an interactive community. Eight categories—energy, health, heating and cooling, recycle and reuse, travel, water, miscellaneous and one-time actions—together contain more than 150 distinct actionable steps. Users can register or log-in using Facebook and save the latest additions to their progress report, then return at any time to monitor the successful greening of their lifestyle. For example, while many homeowners may have already insulated their dwelling, the energy section points out possible areas for improvement, including water pipes, roof, walls, window treatments, doors, ductwork, water heater and basement. Some tips in the miscellaneous section are timely for upcoming holidays, such as giving an eco-friendly gift, substituting an experience for a tangible gift and sending e-cards instead of traditional paper greetings. The travel section reminds the eco- and budget-conscious to check their cars’ tire pressure often, as underinflated tires put more rubber on the road, which demands more energy National Food Day is October 24 to drive and hurts gas mileage. When planning trips, a rail Sponsored by the nonprofit option is deemed better for the environment than driving or Center for Science in the Public flying. Interest, Food Day Operators of the site, based in Walla Walla, Washington, provides a national state: “By offering small steps towards going green, we hope focus for healthy to give people a starting point and a source of inspiration. food-related initiatives We are advocates of the proverbial, ‘Well, I can do that!’ across the country. moment.” Relevant articles on various topics offer additional Get involved at FoodDay.org. eco-tips, enhanced by user comments and reviews.
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If This Wood Could Speak The History in Building Traders Point Creamery by Gail Alden
eusing discarded items tends to call to mind milk bottle flower vases or old rubber tire swings but sometimes repurposing used materials looks a lot bigger. For Dr. Fritz Kunz and Jane Elder Kunz it looks like sixty foot wooden timbers and over 100 years of history. The Kunz’s are the owners of Traders Point Creamery, an organic dairy farm and artisan creamery located in Zionsville, Indiana. Amidst the rolling hills of the 100 acre farm rest four antique barns, each of them with stories as unique as the wood grains in their hand-hewn timbers. Though their current use may be quite different from its original purpose during the 19th century, their structures remain faithful to their original appearance, having been carefully transported and meticulously reconstructed under the guidance of Amos Schwartz, a master craftsman from Berne, IN, who specializes in antique barn reconstruction. The first barn to be brought to the property was a former stallion barn with beautiful sixty foot cherry timbers; it is now used as the farm’s equipment barn, with a long rocking-chair porch that overlooks the farm pond. The Kunz’s also secured two “sister” barns from a property in Geneva, Indiana, that date to the 1870s. One, originally a pig sty, was reworked into a tandem-style milking parlor. Here the farmers milk fifty to sixty Brown Swiss cows twice a day. 16
The third barn, known simply as the big Red Barn, is a German heritage-style bank barn, with two levels that allowed for animals to be kept below and for hay to be threshed and stored above. Today it has been repurposed into an exclusive event venue used for weddings, private parties, and other special events. In a modern twist on its historic dual purpose, the lower level houses the milking herd during the winter and the upper level offers a rustic space for unique gatherings under vaulted wooden ceilings. In addition, the farm’s weekly winter Green Market and annual Oktoberfest and Christmas on the Farm festivals allow thousands of community members to enjoy the Red Barn as well as the rest of the farm. The busiest of the four antique barns houses the Loft Restaurant, the creamery’s cheese production, and the Farm Store that sells award-winning organic, 100% grassfed milks and yogurts. It is an 1860s structure from Bluffton, Indiana, near the Wabash River. The hand-hewn beams recall the days before sawmills, when even the wooden pegs were carved by hand. When the dismantled barn came to Traders Point Creamery, the Kunz’s relied on Jim Kienle, a historic preservation architect, to fit its rotation and placement to the natural shape of the land; Kienle was integral to the design and reconstruction of all the barns on the property. By organically melding the structure and the landscape, Kienle and the Kunz’s were able to mimic the
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harmonious relationship between the natural and human worlds that the farm seeks to sustain. This same vision for holistic integration inspired the creation of the Loft Restaurant, an on-site farmto-table restaurant. The barn setting lends both elegance and authenticity to complement the seasonal organic food and artisan homemade ice cream treats from the dairy bar. Guests enjoy the soaring ceiling timbers and the view of the creamery’s cheese cave while dining in a space shared with all those Hoosiers who have used the barn for more than a century. Why go to such great lengths of effort and expense to populate a farm with antique barns, one might wonder? Repurposing barns is one piece of their total vision for environmental and health consciousness. It is the same reason why they use organic farming methods, feed their cows solely on grass, and package all their dairy products in glass. For the Kunz’s, it is also a matter of choosing what is timeless over what is merely temporary, choosing what is grounded in a real place rather than what could be found on land anywhere in the country, and choosing what preserves the “work of mankind” to unite it with the work of nature. In the process they are proving that repurposing can be sustainable and beautiful at any size. Location: 9101 Moore Rd. For more information, call 317-733-1700 or visit TradersPointCreamery.com. See ad on page 20.
Shaping the Future We Want Global Commitments to Catalyze Change
by Brita Belli
The June conference brought together international heads of state, business leaders, nonprofits and activists to prioritize and strategize sustainable development. Unlike the United Nations’ annual climate change conferences, which led to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997—a legally binding treaty that set targets for greenhouse gas emissions the United States refused to sign—the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is held once every 20 years. The theme of Rio+20 was simple and direct: The Future We Want. Moving away from political posturing and endless negotiating, the meet-up asked businesses, governments and charities to publicly declare their specific commitments and solicited the public’s ideas for realizing sustainability, all aligned with the priorities and opportunities of the 21st century. “With growing populations depleting resources, how do we keep increasing and ensuring prosperity while we are already using more than we have?” queries U.N. spokeswoman Pragati Pascale. “It’s a conundrum.” Sustainable development, as defined by the U.N., includes fighting poverty, social inclusion (including advancing the status of women) and protecting the environment. Building a sustainable future for the planet, say those involved, means addressing all three simultaneously. It demands the kind of real, immediate action so evident at Rio+20.
e don’t need another plan of action or more treaties; what we need are people that will begin to implement the commitments and meet the goals that have already been created and established,” explains Jacob Scherr, director of global strategy and advocacy for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about the new thinking that drove this year’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By the end of the Rio conference, more than 700 voluntarily secured commitments, valued at more than half a trillion dollars, were earmarked to address everything from protecting forests and reducing ocean pollution to building rapid transit bus systems and increasing the number of women entrepreneurs in the green economy. The NRDC launched CloudOfCommitments.org to track and publicize new pledges and make them easily searchable by region or category. Some commitments are breathtaking in scope:
n International development banks have pledged $175 billion to boost sustainable transportation in developing countries; n Bank of America promised $50 billion over 10 years to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and energy access; n The World Bank committed $16 billion to boost clean energy, access to electricity and cookstoves in developing nations; n The New Partnership for Africa’s Development promised to achieve energy access for at least 60 percent of Africa’s population by 2040; n The European Bank offered $8 billion by 2015 to support energy efficiency projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; n Microsoft pledged to be carbon neutral across all its operations by the end of 2013; n The United States together with the Consumer Goods Forum (which represents more than 600 retail and manufacturing companies) committed to achieve zero net
“With growing populations depleting resources, how do we keep increasing and ensuring prosperity while we are already using more than we have? It’s a conundrum.” ~ Pragati Pascale, United Nations spokeswoman deforestation in their supply chains by 2020. “The real action, the real energy, was the 21st-century aspect [of Rio+20],” advises Scherr. “I call it the ‘network world’, recognizing the number of players today. It’s not just national governments; it’s states and cities, corporations and philanthropists. In addition to the official meetings and negotiations, between 3,000 and 4,000 other gatherings were going on between business people, mayors, civil society organizations and others, presenting myriad opportunities to make specific commitments. We’re moving to a different dynamic.”
The inclusive atmosphere is reflected in another new U.N.-sponsored international sharing website, FutureWe Want.org, featuring visions and videos relating to sustainability Come fall infall love and solutions to Come in love with with our large selection of our large selection ofdire environmental problems, such foodfood & supplements & supplements a s t u r n i n g g l o b a l arming-inducing — If you we it,willwe—will —w — Ifcan’t you find can’tit,find methane from China’s SpecialSpecial ordersorders on almost on almost farms into a usable energy source; anything natural! anything natural! predicting periods of drought in Ethiopia to prevent humanitarian Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-7pm 9-7pm Hours: Monday-Saturday New Sunday 11am-6pm Starting April 1st April 1st NewHours Sunday Hours 11am-6pm Starting crises; and investing in solar power OrderOrder OnlineOnline Good-Earth.com Good-Earth.comto bring electricity to 1.4 billion people around the world. More than 50 million people worldwide have submitted ideas for a more sustainable world, ranging from ways to increase public education to plans for stopping industrial pollution and 18
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better managing waste. “The huge public engagement in the conference is exciting,” says Pascale, “because that’s really how progress will happen. People have to force their governments to take action.” The NRDC dedicated website is part of a coordinated effort to hold governments, businesses and nonprofits accountable and inform the public. The new U.N. websites facilitate a thriving discussion of what sustainability means and how it can be put into practice. “We want to continue the overall campaign and build upon it,” says Pascale. “Whatever frustrations people have with businesses, nongovernment organizations (NGO) or governments, we need to harness that energy and keep that dialogue going to give people a voice in making sustainability happen.”
Results-Oriented Role Models State-based examples of sustainable development in action speak to widespread needs in the United States. Here are examples of five models worth replicating. PlaNYC: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement of PlaNYC, on Earth Day 2007, signaled an historic moment. The people’s vision of a cleaner, healthier New York City, one that could accommodate 9 million predicted residents by 2030, aims to be a model for urban sustainable development. Its original 127 initiatives leave few sustainability stones unturned, including cleaning up brownfields, building more playgrounds and parks, increasing public transportation and bike lanes, implementing aggressive recycling, enforcing green building standards and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Two-thirds of the initial goals have already been achieved; the latest update calls for 132 initiatives, including a new set of annual milestones. Speaking at the Museum of the City of New York in 2009, Daniel
Sustainable development includes fighting poverty, increasing social inclusion (including advancing the status of women) and protecting the environment.
CALGreen: Updated building codes may not generate much excitement until we consider that U.S. buildings account for a lion’s share of carbon dioxide emissions (39 percent), and consume 70 percent of the electricity we generate. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) reports, “If half of new commercial buildings were built to use 50 percent less energy, it would save over 6 million metric tons of CO2 annually for the life of the buildings— the equivalent of taking more than 1
million cars off the road every year.” The California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), which took effect in January 2011, sets the highest green bar for new buildings in the country. It requires that new buildings achieve a 20 percent reduction in potable water use, divert 50 percent of their construction waste from landfills, use paints and materials with low volatile organic compound content and provide parking for cleanair vehicles. Multiple key stakeholders
Doctoroff, the former deputy mayor of economic development and rebuilding for the Bloomberg administration, called PlaNYC “one of the most sweeping, most comprehensive blueprints for New York ever undertaken.” Most critically, all of its stated commitments are achievable (see Tinyurl.com/PlaNYC-goals). Evergreen Cooperative Initiative (ECI): Businesses and community groups in Cleveland, Ohio, determined that they needed to solve the problem of joblessness in low-income areas by creating living-wage jobs and then training eligible residents to fill them. They developed a new, cooperativebased economic model, based on green jobs that can inspire other cities with similar economic woes. The ECI is a community undertaking in which anchor institutions like the Cleveland Foundation, University Hospitals and the municipal government leverage their purchasing power to help create green-focused, employee-owned local businesses, which to date include a green laundromat, the hydroponic greenhouse Green City Growers, and Ohio Cooperative Solar, which provides weatherization and installs and maintains solar panels. The solar cooperative will more than double Ohio’s solar generating capacity from 2011 levels by the end of 2012 (see EvergreenCooperatives.com). natural awakenings
have been involved throughout the process, including the California Energy Commission and the Sierra Club. “We really tried to bring together an entire spectrum of people and groups with different perspectives and expertise to build a consensus,” says David Walls, executive director of the California Building Standards Commission. “If we were going to put something in the code, we wanted to make sure it was right.” (See Tinyurl. com/CALGreen-Home.) R enewable Portfolio Standard: Texas leads the country in electricity generated from wind power. One complex, in Roscoe, features 627 turbines on 100,000 acres that cost $1 billion to build. Much of the rapid growth of the state’s wind industry can be credited to Texas’ Renewable Portfolio Standard, legislation passed in 1999 that mandated construction of renewable energy, including solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and landfill gas, in addition to wind. It further mandated that utilities generate 2,000 megawatts of additional
renewable energy by 2009, then 5,880 MW by 2015 and 10,000 MW by 2025. The 10-year goal was met in six years, and Texas has added many green jobs, increased tax revenues and provided security against blackouts, which is critical in the event of extreme heat or drought (see Tinyurl.com/ TexasStandard). Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund: Clean technology is booming despite the economic recession and attracting serious investment funds. According to a report by Clean Edge, Inc., venture capital investments in clean technologies increased 30 percent between 2010 and 2011, from $5.1 billion to $6.6 billion. New Jersey entrepreneurs are upping their state’s potential in this arena with the Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund. The program proffers loans of up to $2 million for companies, research facilities and nonprofits engaged in producing clean energy technologies, ranging from energy efficiency products such as LED lighting to solar, wind, tidal, biomass
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Elinor Ostrom, the political economist who won a Nobel Prize in economics but passed on just before the start of the Rio conference, dedicated her last blog post to considering the event’s impact. Titled “Green from the Grassroots,” the post stressed the priority of a multifaceted approach to curbing emissions. “Decades of research demonstrate that a variety of overlapping policies at city, subnational, national and international levels is more likely to succeed than single, overarching, b i n d i n g a g r e e m e n t s ,” O s t r o m remarked. “Such an evolutionary approach to policy provides essential safety nets should one or more policies fail. The good news is that evolutionary policymaking is already happening organically. In the absence of effective national and international legislation to curb greenhouse gases, a growing number of city leaders are acting to protect their citizens and economies.” She reported that even in the absence of federally mandated emissions targets, 30 U.S. states have passed their own climate plans and more than 900 mayors signed a climate protection agreement essentially agreeing to reach the Kyoto Protocol goals the federal government refused to sanction. Rio+20 built upon such bottomup commitments and pushed states and businesses to go further than they’d ever imagined. “There was an incredible amount of energized activity,” concludes Scherr. “Many people came away feeling empowered and encouraged, because they saw that the sustainability movement is truly worldwide. That’s going to be the legacy of Rio.” Brit a Belli, the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine, reports for Natural Awakenings.
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Nature Rx Yogic Lifestyle and Green Footprint a Prescription for Vibrant Health By Ann Collins, M.D., RYT
yurvedic healthcare is like gardening. If you spend time in the garden, your harvest will be vibrant. If you don’t spend time in the garden, weeds and climatic forces will take their toll. Ayurveda is about paying attention. “ says Pierre Couvillion, master yoga teacher , ayurvedic practitioner, and founder of Santosha School in Indianapolis. When we become separate from the rhythms of the earth, we lose connection with our innate wisdom, and with a deeper understanding of our physical, emotional, and spiritual nature. When separated from this awareness, we suffer the health effects of stress, physically and psychologically. The teachings of yoga and Ayurveda emphasize the importance of balance: in diet, exercise, interpersonal communication, and with the environment. Humans are microcosmic representations of the greater universe, and health is the natural benefit of living in harmony with the Earth. 5 Simple Practices to Nourish Your Health and Green Your Footprint Celebrate Sunrise: Hello Sunshine! Begin the morning with gratitude for the gift of a new day. Imagine an opportunity to start fresh, without carrying forward the baggage of the past, and without worry about the future. Trust that this day will bring precisely the experience that is needed. Create a vital, supple body and calm mind with daily yoga asana (physical postures), breath work (pranayama) and meditation.
“ S u n S a l u t a t i o n s b r i n g yo u skillfulness for moving your breath and energy. They’ll warm up your muscles and lubricate the joints. The flow of oxygen and blood to your brain nourishes it, relaxes it, and calms down the mind’s chattering.” – Ana T. Forrest, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit Natural Oils Nourish the Skin: Abyhanga, ayurvedic self oil massage, is a simple and supportive practice that brings vitality to the skin, calm to the nervous system, and helps clear toxins from the lymphatics. Using food grade oils such as sesame or coconut oil, massage to the skin and scalp brings a healthy glow without exposing the body to petrol chemicals found in most commercial lotions. Consider the Benefits of a Local, Seasonal Plant based Diet: “Eating a vegetarian diet, walking (exercising) everyday, and meditating is considered radical. Allowing someone to slice your chest open and graft your leg veins in your heart is considered normal and conservative.”– Dean Ornish, M.D., founder of Preventive Medicine Research Institute. natural awakenings
Plant based food crops require less carbon energy to produce, and leave less waste to be managed than animal sourced foods. Eating a vegetarian diet, rich in minimally processed fruits, nuts, legumes, grains, and vegetables, provides dense nutrient value, and is proven to support cardiovascular health and reduce cancer risk. Locally sourced food reduces need for chemical preservatives, and minimizes the energy costs of transport over great distances. Embrace Moderation Asteya, or non-stealing, is a core principal of yogic philosophy. Use only what is needed, and avoid ‘stealing’ thru wastefulness. Create sustainable community connections through sharing of abundance. Play in the River and Learn about the Moon Awareness of the rhythms of nature enhances our understanding of the cycles and patterns of the human experience. Take time to observe and care for the rivers that bring vital water to our communities. Our bodies are made largely of water and, like the tides, are influenced by the gravitational forces of the moon. Awareness of the moon cycle is a practice that promotes a felt sense experience of the subtle nature of human experience. Ann Collins, MD, RYT is co-founder of Santosha School and Cornerstone Family Physicians, PC. Connect at Santosha-School.com and CornerstoneFamilyDocs.com. See ad on page 15. October
inspired by classic French cuisine. She revealed how plant-based dishes can be sophisticated and even glamorous. Today’s latest cookbook evolution speaks to the newest generation of vegetarian cooks’ burgeoning interest in tasty ethnic cuisines, home gardening and farmers’ markets as well as meatless meals. Natkin has pulled it all together in Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution, with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes. From the standpoint of a well-traveled home cook, he also chronicles his travels and forays into flavorful, globally influenced recipes at Herbivoracious.com.
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Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month, Natural Awakenings visits the continuing evolutions of vegetarian eating habits and leading cookbooks.
ncient India and Egypt are known to have served up plantbased diets, but vegetarian cookbooks are a relatively recent American phenomenon. The genre debuted nationally i n 1 9 7 7 w i t h M o l l i e K a t z e n ’s groundbreaking classic, the first Moosewood Cookbook, sharing recipes gleaned from her restaurant and a collective co-op in Ithaca, New York. Considered one of Five Women Who Changed the Way We Eat, by Health magazine, she has also hosted several PBS cooking shows. When Katzen first took up the cause, vegetarian cooking was earnest, if earthy, relying heavily upon such staples as brown rice, mushrooms and tofu. The options were limited for those that didn’t capitalize on a home garden
or live in a cosmopolitan city. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1970s, cookbook author and food blogger Michael Natkin remembers… “when vegetables were boiled until they begged for mercy.” Being a vegetarian then meant a commitment to a philosophy, not necessarily an expectation of flavor and pleasure. In 1981, an Indian actress and cookbook author introduced Americans to exotic vegetarian dishes from India in Madhur Jaffrey’s World of the East: Vegetarian Cooking. Still, without an Asian market nearby, hard-tofind ingredients like dhal (a lentil) or fenugreek (a seed) might have derailed attempts to make such recipes. By 1990, Chef Deborah Madison had contributed The Savory Way, which upped the quotient of colorful foods
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“Because vegetarian meals are good for you, tread more lightly on our planet’s resources and are kinder to animals,” Natkin responds. “The planet isn’t designed to support billions of meat-eaters. Plus, many are concerned about the methods of animal agriculture—think of industrial hog farms, for instance, which can be environmental nightmares. If you want to eat meat from smaller producers with higher ethical standards, it’s more expensive,” he says. “Even if you eat meatless only now and again, it’s better for the family budget, your health and the planet.” Natkin is well aware of the “dark days for vegetables,” when commerce dictated that varieties be chosen and grown primarily for their ability to withstand long-distance transport. Now, due to rising demand, more are grown for flavor, advises Natkin, and that makes vegetarian meals taste better and become more popular. Natkin further suggests, “If you want a sustainable diet, it must include foods that you like, not foods that you think you should like. They have to taste good, otherwise you won’t stick with it.” Natkin’s cookbook encompasses dishes from locales as diverse as India, Iran, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. His special touch is conceiving ways to convert traditional recipes to vegetarian variations while maintaining unique flavors and combinations of textures. From a deconstructed sushi to tofu tacos, Natkin coaxes the most flavor out
Grilled Tofu and Pepper Tacos Vegan and gluten-free dish in 30 minutes. Makes 12 small or 8 medium-size tacos “The secret to delicious Mexican vegetarian food is to amp up the flavors and use lots of contrasting textures,” says food blogger Michael Natkin. “These tacos—filled with grilled tofu and sautéed peppers, all basted with tangy achiote paste—have serious street-food flavor. They are meant to be eaten in just two or three bites.” Achiote, made from annatto seeds, is available as a paste at markets that carry Hispanic products. Natkin likes the El Yucateco brand because it’s free of synthetic food coloring. Fillings 1½ oz (about 4 tsp) achiote paste (also called annatto) ½ cup vegetable oil 1 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp Tapatío or other bottled hot sauce 1 tsp kosher salt 10 oz extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/3-inch slabs and patted dry 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/3-inch slabs 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 red bell peppers, cut into ¼-inch strips 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch strips Fresh lemon or lime juice (optional) Shells 24 (4-inch) or 16 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas
of his ingredients—from cooking pasta in red wine, making “meaty” soup stocks with dried mushrooms or Parmesan cheese rinds to teaching uses of condiments like Japanese sesame salt. “The least successful cuisine for translation into vegetarian cooking is American comfort food,” he notes. He always encourages cooks to think creatively, not literally, when translating a meat-based dish to a plantbased equivalent. Instead of trying to do a faux turkey for Thanksgiving, for example, he recommends serving a main dish that looks celebratory and mouthwatering, saluting the traditional role of the centerpiece turkey in a fresh way.
According to a national 2012 Harris Poll, 47 percent of Americans eat at least one vegetarian meal a week. The Values Institute of DGWB, an advertising and communications firm based in Santa Ana, California, confirms the rise of flexitarianism, or eating meat on occasion rather than routinely, as one of the top trends of 2012. Finally, New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman remarks, “When I ask audiences I speak to, ‘How many of you are eating less meat than you were 10 years ago?’ at least two-thirds raise their hands. A self-selecting group to be sure, but nevertheless, one that exists. In fact, let’s ask this: Is anyone in this country eating more meat than they used to?” Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle.blogspot.com.
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eally; does your loyal dog care that Gravy Train makes its own gravy? Do you consider it amusing to toss your canine M&M’s? The insipid gravy is to attract your dollars plus, chocolate’s toxic to dogs! Evolve, scrutinize labels, and upgrade your pooch’s meals. We fed our Lab Reggie like royalty, but she crossed over Rainbow Bridge unexpectedly this summer from brain tumor complications. My inconsolable heart aches and I’m dehydrated from weeping; the blood of my soul. Frolic in sweet, blissful Stardust my treasured Reggie; sob, our energies will vibrate and entwine again. As tribute, allow me to share ways you can show love to your buddy while you can still rub their favorite spot as they gratefully lick your hand. Enrich their vittles with nourishment they would innately eat in the wild, not corn, wheat, soy and shadowy animal by-products. No one ‘watch dogs’ the pet food industry, so you can imagine what slop they add. In the past six months, the FDA fielded over 530 complaints from pet owners claiming their dogs suffered illness or death after eating jerky treats from China, officials tell ABC News. The FDA issued three separate warnings about Chinese jerky treats in the past four years, advising owners to watch the dogs closely for signs of illness. China? Never feed them dairy, chocolate, coffee grounds, grapes, raisins, nutmeg, baking powder/soda, avocado, smoked meats, Jerky treats from China, bacon, hotdogs, or sugary foods. Today’s doggie junk food is stepped-on with corn, wheat, soy, other dead animal offal, food colorings, and preservatives. Corn is not easily digestible unless it’s refined into a meal or flour then cooked. Grain
Peace, Love, and Dogs! Feeding Our Furry Family Members a Proper Diet by Wendell Fowler
is hard for dogs to digest. Seek organic, grain-free, or make your own. A high-protein diet can’t be overstated. Carnivorous Doggies biology were created to digest protein. Feeding your beloved dog properly is hugely important to their well-being, life span, and overall health. Fido should have a healthy, shiny coat and a high energy level and you should be able to feel their ribs through the skin. Augment Spot’s meals by adding boxed meat stock to their meals. Ground Flax seed brims with Omega-3 fatty acids, critical for skin and coat health and prevents dry, itchy skin and hot spots.
Fish oil or sardines are brilliant heart disease prevention. Consult your vet regarding fish oil dosage. Occasionally add a cooked egg white, chopped wheat grass, peas, green beans, cooked sweet potato, or grated apples and carrot. Dogs supplemented with vitamins, probiotics and enzymes live tail-wagging, long and healthy lives. Wendell Fowler is a vegan chef, award-winning syndicated food writer and columnist, cookbook author, motivational speaker, and entertainer. ChefWendellFowler@Gmail.com. ChefWendell.com.
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Cooking Class Autumn Harvest Meals – 5:307:30pm. Celebrate the bounty of the Autumn season by serving spectacular dishes with explosive flavors to make the most memorable meals of the season. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indpls. ReinventingWellness.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
The Divine Goddess Within Women’s Group – 6:30-8:30pm. All women are invited to attend this group and experience a divine connection through guided meditations, guest speakers, gratitude and healing circles and angel card readings. Unity of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware St. UnityofIndy.com.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
Luna Ray Kirtan & The Alive Musical Yoga Experience – 5:45-7:15pm. Kirtan is a form of Bhakti Yoga, “the yoga of devotion”, that involves call and response chanting/singing blended with soulful music; it is said to calm the mind and open the heart. Acclaimed international Kirtan artist, Kristin Luna Ray, will bring Bhakti to Indy, with two events, a musical yoga class with Chuck Crosby and a Kirtan from 7:30 - 9pm. Come prepared to sing. $15 Kirtan, $25 for yoga class, $35 for both. Invoke Yoga Studio, 970 Ft. Wayne Ave., Indpls. Chuck Crosby. 317-6319642. InvokeStudio.com. Isha Kriya Meditation – 7pm. Be. Breathe. Blossom! Learn Isha Kriya, a Simple and Powerful Meditation for clarity, health, and joy, developed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Free Meditation gathering led by Anni Collins, MD, RYT. Location: The Yoga Center @ Clay Terrace. tycyoga.com.
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Ignite Your Fire Backbending Workshop – 10am12pm. Baptiste Power yoga teacher Sarah Smith will guide students of all levels through postures and sequences that progress from the basics to inner fire building, heart opening, backbending postures. $25. Yoga Monkey, 6160 Hillside Avenue, Indpls. 317-493-1521. YogaMonkeyFitness.com.
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A Day For Women – 11am-5pm. Explore truthfulness through yoga, yoga principles, creativity, and sharing. Lunch included. $40. breath.life.yoga, 8202 Clearvista Parkway, #8C, Melissa Webb, 317-502-5630. Yoga Therapy – 1-5 pm. Easily find new, gentle ways to go beyond old limitations and chronic pain/discomforts. $50. Inner Peace Yoga Center, 5038 E. 56th St., Indpls. 317-257-9642. IPYC.org.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
“The Transforming Power of Prayer” – 122:30pm. Workshop with Rev. Karl Aull. Learn how to pray as Jesus taught and hear how prayer changes us. Donation. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityOfIndy.com. “The Power of Myth” Video series – 12-2pm. With Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers. Six-week series will also include discussion after the video. Donation. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityOfIndy.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
Evening of Wisdom, Music and Meditation with Sadhguru – 6-9pm. Yogi, humanitarian and mystic. Learn keys to wellbeing from a realized master. Free. Refreshments offered. RSVP. All Souls Unitarian Church, 5805 E 56th St, Indpls. IshaUSA.org/Indy.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
“Come Together” Drum Circle & Music Gathering – 6:30-8pm. Led by Adam Riviere. A celebration of world music, dance, and culture in one location. All levels welcome (newbies to advanced). Drums are provided for use and all are welcome to bring their own as well and any other instruments. $10. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St. 317-253-5683. Wendy@ MotherNatureSun.com. MotherNatureSun.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
Oktoberfest on the Farm – 12-7pm. Come celebrate German fare, SunKing and German Beer, music from PolkaBoy Band, and a whole hog roast with Gunthorp Farm. Hayrides, family games, artisan farm market, a pumpkin patch, and watch cow milking. $8 advanced tickets/$10 at gate. Kids under 10 free. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville, 317-733-1700. TradersPointCreamery.com. Meditation Basics – 6pm. Learn to prepare the body and mind for meditation. We’ll cover breathing techniques, tips for sitting, and working with the mind. Great for new meditators. 4 Tuesdays beginning October 13. $80. breath.life.yoga, 8202 Clearvista Parkway, #8C, Melissa Webb, 317-502-5630. Coffee House Concert with kRi and hettie – 7-9:30pm. These two fabulous singers rocked the Indy Fringe and they’ll be back with more music. Donation. Decadent Desserts, gourmet coffee and soft drinks will be available. Limited seating. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityOfIndy.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
“Introduction to Unity” – 12-2pm. Parts 1 and 2. With Revs. Bob Uhlar & Carla Golden. Learn about the Unity movement, ask questions, get to know the ministers. Unity is a positive path to spiritual growth and honors the truth found in all religions. Free. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityOfIndy.com. Introduction to Conscious Living and Loving – 1-5pm. Learn skills for conscious relationship and body-centered transformation. Create leaps in your ability to handle greater levels of intimacy, fun, creativity and vitality. $60. To register email Peggy@peggyhellman.com. For details visit PeggyHellman.com. Special Workshop for Yoga Teachers – 2-4:30pm. Creative and Intelligent Sequencing is an interactive workshop to develop a class sequence around an advanced-level pose, deconstruct it, and highlight those in warm ups, standing poses, etc. RSVP. Yoga Monkey, 6160 Hillside Avenue, Indpls. 317-493-1521. YogaMonkeyFitness.com.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Whole-istic Connection Lunch – 11:30am. Bringing together holistic practitioners to network, support, and inspire our professions. RSVP at Meetup.com/Whole-istic_Connection or contact Jennifer Seffrin at Jennifer@SeffrinSynergy.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
The Divine Goddess Within Women’s Group – 6:30-8:30pm.All women are invited to attend this group and experience a divine connection through guided meditations, guest speakers, gratitude and healing circles and angel card readings. Donation. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityOfIndy.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
Honor Your Spine with Lisa Riolo – 10:30am1:30pm.Yoga practice should nurture your body and make you feel great in mind and body. However, for many people, particularly people with existing postural imbalances and previous injuries, some poses feel eerie rather than awesome. $45/$35 prior to October 5. Cityoga School of Yoga and Health, 2442 N Central Ave, Indpls. Cityoga.biz.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
Dr. Lamse on Women’s Health – 7pm. A natural M.D. from Carmel, will be speaking on women’s health focusing on hormones, mood, irritability, anxiety and depression. Shaklee presentation follows speaker. Location: Delaware Township Bldg, Fishers. RSVP Tammy at 317-345-1366, HealthyUBiz.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Intent Heals – 10am-12pm. This experiential workshop is designed to facilitate a deeper awareness and appreciation for the people who have touched and shaped our lives. Participants will receive their own personal journal, along with a silk bag, to continue the journaling process after the workshop. $35. Location: Silver Salon, Broad Ripple. Elaine Voci Life Skills Coaching, LLC, Carmel. To register call 317-730-5481 or visit ElaineVoci.com. Permission to Curve with Shannon Dakin – 10am-12pm. Curvy yoga is a movement - a never ending lesson in noticing your body - a full-figured, full-hearted - full throttle fun - a choose-your-own-adventure - the greatest work of your life - get curvaceous. Beginners welcome. $45/$35 prior to Oct 12th. Cityoga School of Yoga and Health, 2442 N Central Ave, Indpls. Cityoga.biz. Baraka Kirtan – 6-7:30pm. Baraka is a Musical Healing Kirtan group. Kirtan is a call and response style of ancient and mystical chants which purify the consciousness and connect one to the Divine through specific mantras, tones, and musical vibrations. Our message speaks of Unity, Compassion, and Peace. $15. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St. 317-253-5683. Wendy@ MotherNatureSun.com. MotherNatureSun.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
Day of Play and Concert – 12-4pm. Family friendly, special needs friendly. Play with paint and use adaptive art tools, bookmarks and fabric with VSA Indiana artists and staff. VSA will demonstrate a tool that transforms a wheelchair into an oversized paintbrush. Children can try it out. Dance with Melli Hoppe. Play with your food! Food trucks on site for lunch. Support Popsie’s Pantry by bringing boxed or canned food and household goods for donation. JCC Indy, 6701 Hoover Rd. 317-251-9467 or visit JCCIndy.org.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
“Introduction to Unity” – 12-2pm. Part 2. With Revs. Bob Uhlar & Carla Golden. Learn about the Unity movement, ask questions, get to know the ministers. Unity is a positive path to spiritual growth and honors the truth found in all religions. Free. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityOfIndy.com.
“Using Your 12 Gifts from God” – 6:30-8:30pm. Class taught by Rev. Bob Uhlar. Each of us has inherited 12 primary gifts from God, but we must be aware of them and call them forth. Donation. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityOfIndy.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Books as Art – 5:30-7:30pm. Back for a second year! Books as art is the theme of this popular art exhibit at the Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts. Book arts lead to fanciful creations that are at once literary, visual and historical. JCC Indy, 6701 Hoover Rd. 317-251-9467 or visit JCCIndy.org. Sounding Light with Janiece Jaffe – 6:30-7:45pm. Immerse yourself in deep relaxation with crystal bowls, toning and exotic sounds of other worldly instruments. Bring whatever you need to feel comfortable on the floor. Some mats and blankets are available. $15. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St. 317-253-5683. Wendy@Mother NatureSun.com. MotherNatureSun.com.
Cooking Class: Dynamite Holiday Bites – 5:30-7:30pm. Unveil the secrets to fabulous holiday foods and enjoy the warm flavors that create the joy of the season. $35. Reinventing Wellness, 8725 Gordonshire Dr, Indpls. ReinventingWellness.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Mark Your Calendar Successfully Managing Personal Life Transitions – 9:30am-12:30pm. An interactive workshop to help you make the most of change. This interactive workshop is based on the work of William Bridges, Ph.D., and others. Elaine Voci, Ph.D. will facilitate and provide insights, inspiration and practical strategies to help you honor the past, utilize the creative potential of the in-between neutral zone, and embrace the future with joy. Participants each receive a binder with a full set of handouts, and a resource reading list of “best books.” Elaine Voci Life Skills Coaching, LLC, Carmel IN. To register call 317-730-5481 or visit ElaineVoci.com. Yoga Workshop Nov 10 & 11. Yoga & Body, Learning to Love the True Self, Including Your Beautiful Body with Meta Chaya Hirschl, E-RYT 500 and author of Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers. Details on the four workshops follow. This workshop can be used for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits. JCC Indy. JCCIndy.org. Introduction to Yoga & Body Image Workshop – 9:30am-12pm. Session I. Introduction for all levels including beginners and seasoned practitioners. We’ll conclude with a simple meditation practice. $35/$190 all four sessions. JCC Indy, 6701 Hoover Rd. To register, 317-251-9467 or visit JCCIndy.org. Core Strength and Mantra Workshop – 2-4:30pm. Session II. Focus on poses that build core strength and add inner locks and seals. We’ll use both active (yang) poses and more passive or receptive poses (yin) to work with strength of the body and mind. $55/$190 all four sessions. JCC Indy, 6701 Hoover Rd. To register, 317-251-9467 or visit JCCIndy.org
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Pose & Breathing Practice for Strength and Clarity Workshop – 9:30am-12pm. Session III. Warm up with poses and then practice breathing patterns called pranayama that both build intrinsic core strength and help the mind focus. We continue to work with mantras as well as mudras for shifting thought patterns and we will practice meditation techniques. $55/$190 all four sessions. JCC Indy, 6701 Hoover Rd. To register, 317-251-9467 or visit JCCIndy.org. Creating Your Plan, Sadhana We Live Workshop – 2-4:30pm. Session IV. Allow this workshop to jumpstart your life and take the energy and insights home with you. Develop the personal practice (sadhana) that works for you, and form buddy groups or sangha. $55/$190 all four sessions. JCC Indy, 6701 Hoover Rd. To register, 317-251-9467 or visit JCCIndy.org.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Beginner Ipsalu Tantra Yoga Weekend Retreat – 11/9-/11/11. Learn how to use creative life force energy for personal transformation, healing and self realization. Move through blocks and unleash potential. Register Laura Rain, 317-258-9844. LauraMedialWoman@Gmail.com.
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monday Meditation for Peace, Hope & Spiritual Evolution – 6 pm. This 20 min. oasis of guided meditation helps you get centered and start your week off in a positive way. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityofIndy.com. Weight loss – 6:30-7:30pm. No diets or struggles. Free chat and ebook available online. 317-4454203. MakingWeightLossEasy.com. $297. Inner Peace Yoga Center, 5038 E. 56th St., Indpls. 317-257-9642. IPYC.org. The Power of Myth in Our Lives – 6:30-8:30pm. Through 8/20. With Rev. Don Treadwell. An examination of myths and their influence in our lies based on the PBS series. Love Offering. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317635-4066. UnityofIndy.com. Ananda Mandala with Oneness Blessing – 6:308pm. Experience powerful breathwork through the chakras that elevates your spirit and awakens your soul. Receive the Oneness Blessing afterwards for a truly blissful state of higher consciousness. $10. Mother Nature’s Sun, 6516 Ferguson St., Indpls. 317-253-5683. Wendy@ MotherNatureSun.com, MotherNatureSun.com. Kundalini Yoga – 7pm. All levels. A unique blend of posture, breathwork, meditation and chanting. Currently working through the chakras. Modifications available for any fitness level. $10. Pinecone Center, 841 W. 53rd Street, Indpls. 317-679-3717. HariDattiKaur.com. Simply Meditate – 7-8pm. Meditation Classes for Beginners. Learn meditation to relax the body and mind, achieve inner peace and mental clarity and develop a kind and patient attitude toward everybody. $10/$5 Students. Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6018 N. Keystone Ave, Indpls. 317-374-5281 or Meditation-Indianapolis.org.
tuesday Restorative Yoga – 11:30am. Flourish Yoga + Wellbeing, 10138 Brooks School Rd, Fishers. 317-841-0103. Amy@flourishyoga.biz. FlourishYoga.Biz. Live Music and Dinner – 5:30-8:30pm. Liven up your week with a tribute to the Crooners and Big Band favorites along with our wine specials! Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville, 317-733-1700. TradersPointCreamery.com. Yoga for Healing the Heart – 5:45-7pm. Yoga for those recovering from stress, grief, life crisis. PeaceThroughYoga.com. Tai Chi – 7:30pm. Energize, refresh, and renew with the subtle and powerful practice of Tai Chi with Pierre Couvillion. All levels welcome to this weekly class. Santosha School. Santosha-School.com.
Indianapolis/Crossroads of America
Master Mind Discussion Group – 8-9pm. For the person who wants to be able to bond, receive loving support of a group and discuss spiritual principles from the comfort and convenience of their own home using telephone bridge line. Facilitated by Dawn Frick. Love Offering can be paid through PayPal. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityofIndy.com.
wednesday Half Price Glasses of Wine – 5-9pm. Try one of our unique, sustainable and organic wines, half price on Wednesdays. Pair with our Artisan Cheese Fondue and other distinctive menu dishes. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville, 317-733-1700. TradersPointCreamery.com. Video Nights with Rev. Bob Uhlar – 6:30 – 8:30pm. Testament: The Bible and History produced by PBS. Follow archaeologists and scholars to the Middle East and Europe to see how the practices of Jewish nomadic tribes led to the Bible as we know it today. A discussion will follow the videos. (Series ends on Aug. 15) Love Offering. Unity Church of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware. 317-635-4066. UnityofIndy.com. Sahaja Meditation – 7-8pm. A simple and spontaneous meditation technique, which destresses mind, improves attention and brings inner peace and joy harnessing one’s own inner energy. Free. Old National Bank, 4950 E. County Line Rd., Greenwood. 317-300-4560. IndianaMeditation.org. Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 7pm. With Sarah Megel int./adv. Shamrock Wellness, 14535 B Hazel Dell Parkway, Carmel 46033 (Inside the Riverview Health and Fitness Building). 317-703-4431. ShamrockWellness.com. Soul to Soul Parenting Book Group – 7:30-9pm. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. $5. The Playful Soul, 6516 Ferguson, Indpls. 317-253-0499. ThePlayfulSoul.com.
thursday Half Price Bottles of Wine – 5-9pm. Organic and sustainable bottles of wine are half price. Pair with our Artisan Cheese Fondue and other distinctive menu dishes. The Loft Restaurant, Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. TPFOrganics.com. Meditations For Everyday Life – 7-8:30pm. Current Series: How to Solve Human Problems. $10. Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6018 N. Keystone Ave, Indpls. 317-374-5281 or Meditation-Indianapolis.org. More Than The Mat – 11:30. Explore yoga philosophy and lifestyle, along with complimentary modalities. $10. breath.life.yoga. 317-502-5630, BreathLifeYoga.com.
friday Summer Green Market – 4-8pm. Shop our local food growers and crafters every Friday evening through October…Rain or Shine! The Green Market, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. TPFOrganics.com.
Live Music & Organic Dinner – 5-9pm. Start weekend with our toe-tapping musical talent and a healthy organic dinner every Friday night in the rustic, candle-lit Loft Restaurant. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville. 317-7331700. TradersPointCreamery.com.
saturday Heated Vinyasa – 8:30am and Metabolic Training at 9am. Yoga Monkey, 6160 Hillside Avenue, Indpls. 317-493-1521. YogaMonkeyFitness.com. Introduction to Yoga – 12:30-2pm. Second Saturday of every month. Free. All People Yoga Center, 1724 E. 86 St, Indy. 317-818-1800. AllPeopleYoga.com.
sunday Sunday Services – 9:30am. Pre-service meditation. Praise music starts at 9:50 a.m. with the Celebration Service and a Youth Education Program commencing at 10 a.m. Second Sunday of the month – Reiki Healing Circles are held after the service. Unity of Indpls, 907 N. Delaware St. 317-635-4066. UnityofIndy.com. Hot Vinyasa – 9:45am and Total Body Conditioning – 9:45. Yoga Monkey, 6160 Hillside Avenue, Indpls. 317-493-1521. YogaMonkeyFitness.com. Dharma For Kids – 11am-12:15pm. Suitable for ages 4-11. Children learn how to develop harmony, confidence and methods to calm the mind. The topics of both classes will correlate to foster parent/child discussion after class. $5 per child. Snacks included. Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6018 N. Keystone Ave, Indpls. 317-3745281. Meditation-Indianapolis.org.
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Kundalini Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. All levels. A unique blend of posture, breathwork, meditation and chanting. Modifications available for any fitness level. $7. Cityoga, 2442 N Central Ave, Indpls. 317-430-3875. HariDattiKaur@hotmail.com. Prayers For World Peace with Mandy Vickery – 11am-12:15pm. All welcome. Increase and maintain a happy, positive mind. Free/Donation. Dromtonpa Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6018 N. Keystone Ave, Indpls. 317-374-5281. Meditation-Indianapolis.org. Sahaja Meditation – 12-1pm. A simple and spontaneous meditation technique, which de-stresses mind, improves attention and brings inner peace and joy harnessing one’s own inner energy. Free. Old National Bank, 6135 N College Ave, Indpls. 317-300-4560. IndianaMeditation.org. Warming Up to Hot Vinyasa – 2-3:15pm. Class for those new to yoga or anxious about the idea of practicing yoga in a hot room. $17. Flourish Yoga + Wellbeing, 10138 Brooks School Rd, Fishers. 317-841-0103. Amy@flourishyoga.biz. FlourishYoga.Biz.
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We use visual art to educate and inspire underserved youth in Indianapolis. Our programs help students develop creativity and explore the opportunities for art as a means to a secure, stable future. See ad on page 7.
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A family-owned wellness center integrating the modalities of yoga and massage into the medical system of Carmel Riverview Rehab. Linda Banter and son Eric Banter.
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