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hat’s the secret to a happy life? Many might say that money is a big part of the equation. But intrigued with discovering the secrets to a meaningful and happy life, a group of Harvard researchers launched a study in 1938. Then, they followed 268 male Harvard undergraduates—for 75 years. The unique Harvard Grant Study collected data on the men’s lives through surveys and interviews. They looked at all aspects, including relationships, politics and religion, coping strategies and alcohol use. What they found may surprise you. Perhaps one of the biggest revelations was that love really does matter when it comes to living a fulfilled life.

In his book about the study, Triumphs of Experience, Harvard psychiatrist George Vaillant, study director from 1972 to 2004, writes: “There are two pillars of happiness. One is love. The other is finding a way of coping with life that does not push love away.” The study’s most important finding? Relationships are the only things that matter in life. You could have a successful career, money and good physical health, but without supportive, loving relationships, you’d be unhappy. The ability to take in love is a great human skill. Let’s take a moment today to recognize the relationships in our lives. Our friends, family, neighbors, mentors, colleagues, even our pets. Thank them and let them know you appreciate them.

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Dis ’n Nat THE MOST EXPENSIVE WEDDING EVER was the marriage of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. The overall cost of the wedding was 44 MILLION DOLLARS.

“A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WILL NEVER REQUIRE YOU TO SACRIFICE YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR DREAMS, OR YOUR DIGNITY.” —Mandy Hale ANCIENT GREEKS AND ROMANS

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WEDDING WORKOUT BOOTCAMP By Erik Figueredo

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f the wedding bells are ringing, the dumbbells should be clanging. Everybody wants to look good on their wedding day for the guests, inevitable pictures, the first dance, etc. After all, on your special day, all eyes are on you. And let’s not lie to ourselves, it’s important to look good for the honeymoon too. There is a lot of misinformation about what approach should be taken to achieve the body of your dreams on the day you’ve been dreaming about since you were a little kid (or in my case, the day of tremendous anxiety because these weddings aren’t cheap). Here’s the naked truth...you’re going to have to work hard so you can play hard during that wedding day and honeymoon. Ideally, you aren’t beginning your prep for the wedding too close to the actual day, and instead, start your journey at least 2-3 months before the day. Any longer is icing on the cake.

I recently helped a groom shed some unwanted weight for his big day. This is the process we used to help him reach his goals. He wanted to lose 20 pounds before the wedding and he had a little over 3 months to get there. Here were my rules. 1. ALL WORKOUT SESSIONS WILL BE FULL BODY. Emphasis on squats, deadlifts, lunges, step-ups, chin-ups, pushups, and farmer carries. In our workouts, we cut the fat and focused on the basics. 2. MINIMAL REST! This is perhaps the most overlooked component of a fat loss program. People work their booties off but don’t maximize their time in the gym because of the excessive rest breaks! Stop going on Instagram on your rest breaks, the Instagram models will still be there post-workout. The first week of training we took 60 seconds of rest between sets. The second week we took 45. The third week was 30. The fourth was 15 seconds only between sets. (This is exhausting...) The next week, after we upped the weight, we returned to 60 seconds rest and repeated the process. On any given week if the weight is too heavy for the amount of rest time prescribed, lower the weight. It is important to keep moving. Always make sure form is on point and the weight is appropriate.

3. LASTLY, YOU HAVE TO EAT WELL! You cannot out train a bad diet! Sorry for yelling but it’s very important. My rule for this amazing client was “Earn your carbs.” Carbs are not the enemy. Please do not fear the carbohydrate. It means well—it’s just misunderstood. I allowed him to eat good sources of carbs post-workout only after he had earned them. Other meals of the day were high in protein and high in fat. I cannot stress enough the importance of a high protein diet when trying to improve body composition. Aim for around 1.5-2 g of protein per pound of body weight per day. This may sound high, but I assure you it is perfectly fine. The alleged negative response to a high protein diet is not backed by research whatsoever. HEALTHY FOODS Proteins -Lean Meats (grass-fed if possible) or Salmon -Plain Greek Yogurt -Protein Supplement Carbohydrates -Vegetables and Fruits. Mostly vegetables. (These can be eaten at any time of day.) -Quinoa and Whole Oats (Post-workout only.) Fats -Avocados -Mixed Nuts (Preferably raw and unsalted) -Fish Oil If done with dedication, this plan will help you achieve your ideal wedding body. Work hard to look good and feel good on the day you’ll never forget. • Erik Figueredo is a trained fitness instructor with various health and wellness certifications based out of Miami, Florida.

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chsner Eat Fit could not be more excited to announce that the dietitian-approved Eat Fit King Cake has officially hit the stores! Molly Kimball, registered dietitian and founder of Ochsner Eat Fit has worked closely with John Caluda of Caluda’s Cottage Catering to develop the Eat Fit King Cake—which happens to be Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, and Keto-approved. Centered on an all-natural clean ingredient label, the Eat Fit King Cake is made with almond flour, coconut flour, and Greek yogurt. It’s sweetened with Swerve—a natural, plant-based sweetener based here in New Orleans, with no artificial sweeteners or food dyes. And here’s the thing: It tastes amazing! The feedback from our tasting panels has been overwhelmingly positive—with many being unaware of such nutritious changes to the recipe. Because we used almond and coconut flour, the appearance and texture is like a regular white king cake—not grainy, like a whole wheat version. And thanks to the Greek yogurt, it’s also incredibly moist—think pound cake meets king cake. You can have your (King) cake and eat it, too, this Carnival Season! •   NOLA RETAILERS • Langenstein’s (3 locations) • FUEL Café at Ochsner Fitness Center •  Ochsner Pharmacy & Wellness on Jefferson Hwy • Romney Studios • EarthSavers (2 locations) • Zuppardo’s • NOLA Pharmacy (2 locations) • Clean Creations  

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n our November Natural Health issue, we covered the benefits of Cannabidiol oil, Your CBD Store’s Crystal Nugent, and her inspiring story. “Once I overcame that huge obstacle and seeing firsthand how CBD changed my life, I knew I had to bring awareness to everyone around me. I knew to do so I had to open up stores and educate people on the possibilities of using CBD as an option, to make their quality of life better too,” shared Nugent. Now, coming this month Nugent is expanding Your CBD Store to the Westbank. As we’ve seen the popularity of CBD skyrocket since 2018, we wanted to fit it into our Healthy Relationships and Natural Brides issue and learn about how it’s affecting Louisianans. We asked New Orleans to share how the opening of a local Your CBD has affected the relationships in their lives. Mary Barber of Terrytown,

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Louisiana said that CBD has become part of her and her friend’s daily routines. “Several of my friends have bought from the CBD store. Most of them bought it primarily to help manage their pain. CBD is my daily routine. It helps me sleep and with my chronic pain. Also, my stress management level has improved.” Increasingly, studies are showing significant medical benefits of CBD oil, which is legal cannabinoids from Cannabis plants. CBD does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow, advised on the promising benefits of CBD on various conditions, “Pre-clinical research has shown CBD to have a range of effects that may be therapeutically useful, including anti-seizure, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-tumor, anti-psychotic, and anti-anxiety properties.”

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“I’ve suffered from TMJ pains/ flare-ups for about 8 years,” said Ashley Hatcher, a Your CBD New Orleans customer. “I was first recommended by a friend to try CBD oil as an alternative to pain medicine. From there, I have recommended it to my close friends and family. Now my husband and mother both use CBD oil on a regular basis.” Inflammation is the root of many diseases, and CBD may be a good addition to your anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle. A 2009 research paper concluded that CBD can regulate tissue damage caused by excessive inflammation. The results suggest that CBD could be a promising therapeutic tool for the treatment of several diseases characterized by inflammation of the GI tract. The popular biomedical scientist Dr. Rhonda Patrick advises that she is convinced of the connection between the gut and overall health. CBD comes in many forms, it can be ingested, applied topically, and inhaled


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as a vapor. People with pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, Depression, PTSD, and anxiety may benefit from CBD. Nugent and her team at Your CBD Store help make incorporating CBD into your life is easy, you can start with a self-care spa treatment using bath bombs and body lotions, or include a few drops in your bedtime tea. “CBD has helped me tremendously! I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and every minute of every day is different. Some days I cannot get out of bed due to fatigue,” said Karen Clementi, a Your CBD Store New Orleans customer. “Since I started taking the CBD, my pain levels have drastically reduced. I have not changed any dosing in the prescribed medication. Getting out of bed is much easier, my legs don’t feel like dead weight.”

Clementi said it was her husband who suggested adding CBD to her routine after he did some research. “The positive effect of my relationships? CBD has ‘given me back my life,’ she said. “I have two girls, and I was missing out on things.” It’s very important to purchase CBD from a reputable source, that’s why I opened a brick and mortar store,” said Nugent. “People can come in to our stores at anytime and speak to our educated staff and know that they are getting thoroughly tested products at the highest quality. We pride ourselves on being transparent in showing our customers our Lab Reports. Each bottle of ours has a QR code that sends your directly to that Lab Report associated with it.” CBD can be just another tool for you to help relieve various symptoms and allow you to be present and more available to enjoy the company of others around you. •

CRYSTAL NUGENT is the owner of Your CBD Stores located at 3613 Magazine Street, 6824 Veterans Boulevard in Metairie and on January 26, Your CBD Store held the Grand Opening of its newest location at 1818 Manhattan in Harvey. Visit www.cbdrx4u.com for more information.

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WHEN TO USE CBD IN YOUR WEDDING PLANS To relieve anxiety before giving a big speech. To have a restful sleep before the big day. To relieve pain from dancing all night. To recover from your celebration hangover. To relieve eczema or rash flare-ups so you can feel your best.

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10 FOODS YOU SHOULD EAT BEFORE THE WEDDING Get the scoop on the skin-and-body enhancing superfoods that will help you get that bridal glow. By: Terrie Collymore eauty begins from within. Brides who adhere to this old adage know the drill: Avoid certain foods and drinks 24 hours before the wedding and you’ll avoid big-day beauty woes like zits, puffy eyes, sweating, and bloating. On the taboo list? Dairy, gluten, refined sugar, alcohol, carbonated beverages, and caffeine. You’re probably thinking that doesn’t leave a lot of options. “Actually, there are plenty of natural foods you can have,” says Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author. “They contain vitamins, minerals, and trace nutrients, which clean and nourish your blood and tissues, while contributing to the overall radiance of your skin.” Check out the super beauty foods topping our menu—that are also great to nosh on pre-wedding day.

THE SKIN SAVERS Red bell peppers | “One of my favorite foods, red bell peppers are loaded with vitamin C, which can help to repair and regenerate collagen, the protein that gives structure to your skin,” explains Snyder. Cucumber | Considered the ultimate eye de-puffer, this fruit is full of hydrating enzyme-enriched water—and hydration is key for youthful, smooth skin. Sweet Potatoes | If your skin is looking dull and lackluster, add sweet potatoes to your diet. They contain the magical skinbrightening combination of vitamin A and vitamin C, “that work to neutralize cell tissue-damaging free radicals,” Snyder points out. Sweet potatoes are also rich in biotin and vitamins B2, B6, and E— hair and nail strengtheners. Yogurt | All those pre-wedding parties can cut into your beauty sleep and leave you with telltale dark circles under the eyes. Combat them with Greek yogurt. It’s rich with amino acids known to target those dark rings. Spinach | This helps to prevent wrinkles, remove dead skin cells from your body, and make room for fresh, new ones.

THE BODY DO-GOODERS Pumpkin Seeds | Want perfect posture for your photos and first dance? Toasted pumpkin seeds can help you stand tall. They’re packed with a high amount of magnesium (one ounce contains approx. 74 mg), which strengthens bones and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Sprouts | This “baby” plant has long been lauded for having offthe-charts nutritional value thanks to its increased amounts of vitamins, such as B complex and C, plus amino acids. “Sprouts are one of the most powerful foods for cellular regeneration and health,” says Snyder, who recommends consuming them “regularly to cleanse your body, nourish your cells and tissues, and contribute to a beautiful glow, from the inside out.”  Lemons | Banish bloat by adding this citrus detoxifier. “Lemons support digestion in the colon, promoting the elimination of waste more efficiently and regularly,” explains Snyder.

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Celery | What bride hasn’t had a mini-meltdown? Bring on the calm and reach for this leafy stalk. A star ingredient in most green juices, “celery contains a de-stressing compound called phthalide,” points out Snyder. “It relaxes the muscles around the arteries to allow blood vessels to dilate and can help reduce stress hormones and lower blood pressure.”  Salmon | This fish is packed with omega-3s—the ultimate stress fighters. Even when wedding craziness ramps up, your emotions will stay even keel if you incorporate this tasty protein into your meal rotation. •

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protecting ceremony and reception, but make it a priority for all aspects of the wedding. Choose an antique diamond or go to a dealer who is committed to obtaining metals and stones in ways that are socially and environmentally responsible such as Brilliant Earth, Dogeared, Ingle & Rhode among many others.

2. USE RECYCLED PAPER: Save-the-dates, invitations, programs, menus, and thank-you cards can quickly add up to a whole lot of paper. Look for recycled options to cut down on environmental waste. Also, take advantage of the internet and post information such as directions on a wedding website to really foster an ecofriendly theme. 3. GO LOCAL: Cut down on your carbon footprint by hiring local vendors and buying local and in-season food and flowers. 4. GET THRIFTY: Scour flea markets and thrift stores for forgotten treasures and give them a second life as wedding décor. 5. TOSS IT WISELY: Work with your venue or wedding planning to set up a disposal system that includes recycle containers for cans and bottles, and a compost bin for biodegradable substances, including fruits, vegetables, and plants.

Ask e Life Coach Most people are deep into their health plans at this time of year, while in NOLA we’re surrounded by king cake plus all the alcohol that goes with Carnival celebrations—what can I do to make better choices in this environment? —Amy

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ere’s a question that almost always works to get some clarity: How do you want to feel this month and next? Take a minute and write down some answers. About Carnival, you might write feelings like exuberant, social, happy. Now list a few ways to feel each of these feelings, separate from food and drink. Often when we find ourselves overindulging, it’s because we are trying to reach a state we’ve subconsciously associated with these items. By focusing on the feeling you want, you can bypass the step where you eat and drink too much and you can still enjoy the tastes of the season. When you practice being more aware of your desired feelings, you’ll almost always find that you don’t actually feel like eating that piece of king cake that’s lingering in the office kitchen.•

Carla is a master certified life coach in New Orleans. Have a question or want to learn more about programs, events or services? Contact her at carla@livingwildandprecious.com or 504-507-0687.

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ishop Lester Love is a Healthy Hero because as the leader of “City of Love” he is taking consistently active measures to ensure union and balance between his mind and body. He is putting his health first in order to properly serve as a husband, father, bishop, mentor, and champion of all people! He has learned in order to properly fulfill these valuable roles he plays in peoples’ lives he must take care of his physical, mental, emotional, and energetic body. Despite having physical restraints from accidents and surgery, he has learned and uses daily the powerful healing modality of hot yoga at Magnolia Yoga Studio to change his narrative, reverse any limitations, and give him back full access over his body. Standing at 6’6” he is a gentle, wise, humorous giant who walks the walk and talks the talk of health & wellness and is the perfect Healthy Hero for all of us to aspire to for 2019! •

Fit NOLA & Whole Foods Market together launched Healthy Heroes—a program to celebrate community members leading healthy efforts across New Orleans. NOMINATE A HEALTHY HERO ONLINE at nola.gov/health-department/fit-nola/ healthy-hero/.


Get Healthy Stay Healthy 3 Ways Working on You Can Lead to a Better Us By: Sara Gershen, LCSW

Are you in an unhealthy relationship with a partner, family member, or friend? Relationship problems are some of the most common underlying reasons for sadness and anxiety. Below are three things we often focus on to guide individuals to healthier relationships.

Patterns | If you are feeling a sense of dĂŠjĂ vu because you keep running into the same issues, a therapist can help you uncover repeated patterns in your life. Sometimes, individuals continue patterns from childhood through adulthood that can be unhealthy.

Communication | If you feel like you and your partner talk in circles or struggle to discuss important issues, therapy is often a place to learn how to communicate more effectively. A therapist can help identify and address communication pitfalls.

Self-Reflection | Taking an hour a week to focus on yourself and your feelings can be a helpful, freeing experience. We often rush through life trying to complete tasks without taking the time to reflect on our thoughts and feelings. Focusing on yourself can help you be a better participant in all your relationships.

Sara Gershen, LCSW

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Blue Cliff College, Massage Therapy Department, Continuing Education, CEUs for LMTs February 9-10, 2019 Deep Tissue: Beyond the Basics, John Chetta, LMT February 23-24, 2019 Reiki 1 & 2, Toshii Cooper, Reiki Master Teacher July 12-14, 2019 Ortho-Bionomy Postural ReEducation, Peggy Scott, Advanced Instructor SOBI For information: 504-293-0972. PeggyS@BlueCliffCollege.com

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5th Annual Deaf Education Alliance Summit—8:00am. Through February 2nd. Holiday Inn, 9940 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge. DeafFocus.org. Deep Tissue Massage Clinic—12:45pm & 2:15pm. Also February 6th & 15th. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Deep Tissue is a deeper full body massage that really gets out the kinks. $30. Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy Dept., Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: (504) 293-0972. Swedish Massage Clinic—12:45pm & 2:15pm. Also February 22nd. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Swedish is a gentle full body massage which focuses on circulation, joint mobilization & relaxation. $30. Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy Dept., Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: (504) 293-0972. Intro to Permaculture—3:00pm-4:30pm. In this workshop we will discuss how the principles of Permaculture relate to our lives, and what kind of strategies can emerge from these principles. Limit 20 people. $20. Green Project Members 25% Off. The Green Project, 2831 Marais, New Orleans. AllYouNeedInstitute.com. It’s All Love—5:00pm-10:00pm. Pauline St. Garden & Sweet Shop Gallery, 1126 Pauline St., New Orleans. (907)351-2122. Chewbacchus Throw Swap—6:00pm-8:00pm. Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Chewbacchus.org. Cine Club: Wine Calling—7:00pm-9:30pm. Members Free, Non-Members $5. Alliance Francaise, 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. AFNewOrleans.org. Starry Night Gala—7:00pm-10:00pm. New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. WaldorfNOLA.org.

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Creating Magical Change with Spiritual Lamps— 7:00pm-8:15pm. $40. Conjure, 506 Dumaine St., New Orleans. ConjureNewOrleans.com. Pick Your Door Hanger Workshop—7:00pm10:00pm. All Barn New, 5050 W Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. AllBarnNew.com.

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Saturday Morning Massage Clinic—9:15pm & 10:30pm. Also February 16th. Help a student with their education at our student clinic: February 2nd: Deep Tissue and NMT, February 16th: Swedish Massage , Deep Tissue, NMT. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. $30. Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy Dept, Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: (504) 293-0972. Foster Social—10:00am-12:00pm. Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. LA-SPCA.org. Brick Universe LEGO Expo—10:00am. Through February 3rd. Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. BrickUniverse.com. Blow Your Own Event—10:00am. $45. Rosetree Blown Glass Studio, 446 Vallette St., New Orleans. RosetreeGallery.com. StoryQuest—11:00am. Also February 16th. NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Cir., New Orleans. Education@ NOMA.org. Urban Water Management—12:00pm-1:30pm. Learn about simple DIY solutions to prevent flooding on your property, including French drains, rain gardens, and barrels. We will talk about the benefits of rain water and how it can be integrated into garden irrigation. $20. All You Need, 3700 Toledano, New Orleans. AllYouNeedInstitute.com. First Saturday Gallery Openings—6:00pm-9:00pm. Free. Arts District, 300-700 Blocks of Julia St., New Orleans. ArtsDistrictNewOrleans.com.

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference—8:00am. Through February 7th. Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. CVENT. com. Galatoire’s Mardi Gras Table Auction—5:308:00pm. Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans. (504) 335-3920. Movement for Artists—6:00pm-9:00pm. Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. GutwrenchPress.com. Writing Memoir Through Ancestral Narratives— 6:30pm. $156. 4 Week Workshop, also February 11, 18, & 25th. The Dragonfly, 3921 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Info@NOLADragonfly.com.

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Hearing the Call of the Cave: A Journey from Isolation to Incubation to Transformation—7:30pm. This talk will focus on the warring opposites that might be encountered in a descent into one’s own psychological cave. $15, Students $10, Members Free. C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans, First Unitarian Universalist, 5212 S Claiborne at Jefferson, New Orleans. JungNewOrleans.org.

FEBRUARY 6, 2019

3rd Generation Silhouette Artist Visit—10:00am5:00pm. $30. Mignon, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. MignonNOLA.com.

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Adoptions & Volunteering—8:30am7:00pm. St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter, 921 Rue la Cannes, Luling. StCharles Parish-LA.gov/AnimalControl. Feral Cat TNR Workshop—10:00am12:00pm. Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. LA-SPCA.org. 19th Annual Got Gumbo Cook-Off— 6:00pm-8:30pm. $35, $30 Advance. Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. UnitedWaySELA.org. Hematite Workshop—6:00pm-7:00pm. $10. The Witch Depot, 2327 Veterans Blvd., Ste A, Kenner. The-Witch-Depot.MyShopify.com. Handmade Valentines—6:30pm-9:00pm. Rosalie Apothecary, 3201 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Rosalie-Apothecary.MyShopify.com. Meet Locals with Lilli Lewis—7:00pm-9:00pm. The Country Club, 634 Louisa St., New Orleans. TheCountryClubNewOrleans.com. Peaceful Mamas Yoga Class for Moms— 7:45pm-9:15pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown. 4842 Perrier St., New Orleans. (504) 8990047. WildLotusYoga.com.

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Build Your Own Composter—3:00pm5:00pm. Learn how easy it is to compost, what the benefits are, and how you can get started. You have the option to purchase materials to build simple composters that are great for regular or worm composting and can be adjusted to fit your needs. We’ll even help you build it! Limit 20 people. $20. Green Project Members 25% Off. The Green Project, 2831 Marais, New Orleans. AllYouNeedInstitute.com.

FEBRUARY 9, 2019

Strike Out Cancer Bowling Tournament— 10:00am-8:00pm. Westside Lanes, 3715 Westbank Expy, Harvey. INDD.Adobe.com. Aura Aura Pop-Up—11:00am-7:00pm. Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., New Orleans. AuraAura.com. Raising Backyard Chickens—12:001:30pm. Learn all you need to know to raise some happy healthy chickens with happy healthy eggs here in New Orleans. Coops and runs, raising chicks, egg production, buying adult birds, egg-eaters and broody hens, feed, and more! Limit 20 people. $20. All You Need, 3700 Toledano, New Orleans. AllYouNeedInstitute.com. Sweet Arts—6:30pm-12:00am. CAC, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. 501Auctions.com.

FEBRUARY 10, 2019

Pet Fest—10:00am-4:00pm. Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. JeffersonSPCA. org/PetFest. Mardi Gras Headdress Workshop— 10:00am-1:00pm. $75. Backroom on Bourbon, 1041 Bourbon St., New Orleans. (504) 302-9434. New Art & Nature Series—12:00pm3:00pm. Rosalie Apothecary, 3201 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Rosalie-Apothecary. MyShopify.com. Little Mensches—1:00pm-2:40pm. JCC, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. JCRS.org.


10th Annual Recycled Fashion Show— 3:00pm-6:00pm. Mid City Lanes, 3000 S Carrolton Ave., New Orleans. Bridgehouse.org. Father-Daughter Dance & Masquerade— 4:00pm-7:00pm. Raising Cane’s River Center, 275 S River Rd., Baton Rouge. BRGeneral.org.

FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Sips & Sweets with Kendra Scott—5:00pm7:00pm. 5757 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 613-4227. Love Magic! —7:00pm. Dark Lady of New Orleans, 5715 1/2 Magazine St., New Orleans. DarkLady.net.

FEBRUARY 12, 2019

A Night at Ye Olde College Inn—4:0011:00pm. Ye Olde College Inn, 3000 S Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. StMarysAlexandria.org.

FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Swedish Massage Clinic—6:15pm & 7:30pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Swedish is a gentle full body massage that focuses on circulation, joint mobilization & relaxation. $30. Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy Dept., Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: (504) 293-0972. Deep Tissue Massage Clinic—6:15pm & 7:30pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Deep Tissue is a deeper full body massage that really gets out the kinks. $30. Blue Cliff Massage Therapy Dept., Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: (504) 293-0972. Neuro Muscular Therapy Clinic—6:15pm & 7:30pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. NMT is a deep massage that targets a problem area such as low back pain. $30. Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy Dept., Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: (504) 293-0972. Espresso Yourself—6:30pm-8:30pm. Hip Hop Yoga + Pilates flow led by our amazing founder April Dupré. Free. PJ’s Roasting Facility, 2700 N Peters St., New Orleans. FootprintsToFitness. com/Calendar/Espresso-Yourself.

FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day at the O—10:00am-8:00pm. Ogden Museum, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. OgdenMuseum.org.

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Civil Rights Étouffée—9:00am-5:00pm. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, 1205 N Rampart St., New Orleans. EtouffeeLaw.com. Seed Saving—3:00pm-4:30pm. Come learn the surprisingly simple solutions to take back control of our seeds! We will learn how to save seeds from tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, and corn. You will go home with a jar of tomato seeds you save yourself! BYO tight fitting jar but we will have extras. Limit 20 people. $20. All You Need, 3700 Toledano, New Orleans. AllYouNeedInstitute.com. Pancakes & Booze Art Show—8:00pm-2:00am. $10, $7 Early Bird. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S Peters St., New Orleans. PancakesAndBooze.com.

Bluetails Pet Rescue Adoption Day—11:00am3:00pm. PetSmart, 1321 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Bluetails.org. Edible Gardening—12:00pm-1:30pm. We’ll cover proper irrigation, what to plant (seeds vs starter plants), bed prep, and more! Seeds, starter plants, soil, and other materials available. Limit 20 people. $20. Laughing Buddha Nursery, 4516 Clearview Pkwy, Metairie. AllYouNeedInstitute.com. Natural & DIY Mental Health Strategies— 12:00pm-1:30pm. Join Kezia Vida for a pragmatic overview of natural & cheap ways to feel well and manage anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, and more. $20. All You Need, 3700 Toledano, New Orleans. KeziaVida.K@ gmail.com, AllYouNeedInstitute.com. Couples Yoga—2:30pm-4:30pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown. 4842 Perrier St., New Orleans. (504) 899-0047. WildLotusYoga.com. 5th Annual Discovery Bash—6:00pm10:00pm. Patron Party $150, Gala $100. The Crossing, 519 Williams Blvd., Kenner. 501Auctions.com. The Sorcerous Script: Symbol, Sigils, and Talismanic Art—7:00pm. $25. The Dark Lady of New Orleans. 5715 1/2 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 702-8466. Carnival for a Cause—7:30pm-11:30pm. Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Dr., New Orleans. TheSCAAA.org.

FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Sun Print Sunday—10:00am. Free. Louisiana State Museum, 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. LouisianaStateMuseum.org. Civil War Imagery in 21st Century Photography—2:00pm-3:30pm. Louisiana State Museum, 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. LouisianaStateMuseum.org. Conscious Connected Breathing Experience w/ Jack Fontana—2:30pm-5:00pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown. 4842 Perrier St., New Orleans. (504) 899-0047. WildLotusYoga.com. Children’s Mardi Gras Princess Ball— 4:00pm-6:00pm. $50. City Park, 3 Victory Park Dr., New Orleans. PetitePrincessCompany.com. Keys to the Necropolis—7:00-9:00pm. $20. Academie Gnostique, 124 Baronne St., New Orleans. AcademieGnostique.com.

FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Black History Month Celebration—5:00pm. Through February 20th. Milne Rec Center, New Orleans. NORDC.org.

FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Housing Counselor Disaster Program Management—8:30am. Through February 22nd. Aloft Downtown, 225 Baronne St., New Orleans. Training.NCRC.org. Horses, Hops, & Cops—5:00pm-8:00pm. Free. NOPD Mounted Stables, Marconi & Harrison Aves., New Orleans. LouisianaHospitality Foundation.org.

FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Green Aventurine Workshop—6:00pm-7:00pm. The Witch Depot, 2327 Veterans Blvd., Ste A, Kenner. The-Witch-Depot.MyShopify.com. Pink House Kickback—7:00pm. 4708 Burgundy St., New Orleans. Culturalyst.com. Ecstatic Kirtan—7:15pm. Swan River Yoga, 7011 St. Claude Ave #213, Arabi. SwanRiverYogaArabi.com.

FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Off Grid Solar Basics—3:00pm-4:30pm. We are demonstrating our simple off-grid solar array for powering lights, pumping water, charging tools, and more. Learn some DC electricity basics and how to practically get your own system going. Limit 10 people. $30. All You Need, 3700 Toledano, New Orleans. AllYouNeedInstitute.com. Corks & Canvas for Hearts—6:00pm-9:00pm. $40. 19th St. Community Center, 3319 19th St., Gulfport, MS. PinkLotusProject.org.

FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Mardi Gras 5K—8:30am-12:30pm. Family Gras, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. RunNOTC.org. Creating Edible Ecosystems—12:00pm-1:30pm. You can produce your own food while nurturing the plants, soil, and animals in your garden. It’s a veggie growing part II class with some permaculture principles, biology/ecology, and lots of info of how to fertilize and keep pests off your plants without chemicals! Limit 20 people. $20. Laughing Buddha Nursery, 4516 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie. AllYouNeedInstitute.com.

FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Session—7:00pm-8:30pm. Propellor Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave., New Orleans. MSF.org.

FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Coffee & Pallets—10:00am-1:00pm. All Barn New, 5050 W Esplanade Ave., Metairie. AllBarnNew.com.

FEBRUARY 16, 2019

Bridge on Mission to NOLA’s Homeless— 9:00am-11:00am. Duncan Plaza, 1201 Perdido St., New Orleans. CWOWNOLA.org.

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sunday Tai Chi in the Park — 8:00am-8:45am. Last Sunday of the Month. Peristyle in City Park, 42 Dreyfous Dr., New Orleans. OchsnerFitness.com. Introduction to Zen Meditation — 8:30am (except the first Sunday of the month). By donation. Midcity Zen. 3248 Castiglione St., New Orleans. MidCityZen.org. Mindfulness Meditation — 8:50am-10am. Meditation, a reading and discussion. 1st & 3rd Sundays. Free/By Donation. Yoga Sanga, 2013 Claiborne St., Mandeville. ResourceForLife@bellsouth.net. Community Hot Quickie — 9:00am10:00am. Sixty minute, Bikram-inspired hot yoga. Same therapeutic practice, less time! All levels welcome; no class package required — by donation every week! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St., New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.com. Sunday Morning Meditation — 9:00am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 8993390. UnityNewOrleans.org. A Course in Miracles — 9:30am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Yogananda Studies — 9:30am. Free. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center Sunday Service — 11:00am. 3722 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Sunday Celebration Service — 11:00am. Unity of Metairie. 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Eckankar — 11:00am-12:00pm. Discover what Eckankar can do for you to enrich your life with Divine Guidance. NO Healing Center, 2371 St. Claude Ave., 4th floor. Sathya Sai Baba Group — 12:00pm3:00pm. Gathering for bhajans, fellowship and community service. Based on the values of truth, right action, peace, love, and nonviolence. “Love All. Serve All.” Contact for updated location and time: SaiNOLA108@ gmail.com. Basic/Beginners Aikido Class — 3:30pm4:30pm. Practice the art of peace. First class free. NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville St., Ste. 103 in Mid-City, New Orleans. (504) 2084861. Info@NOLAAikido.com. Yin Yoga — 5:00-6:00pm. Gentle, restorative yoga: Long holds. Deep stretching. Props. Yoga newbies encouraged! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St., New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com YesYogaNOLA.com.

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Compost NOW — 4:00pm-5:30pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Children’s Resource Library. Children Karate Class — 5:00pm-5:45pm. Also Wednesday. First class free. 8132 Willow St., New Orleans. Call Sensei King Lam (504) 866-2241. Beginners Karate Class — 5:30pm-6:15pm. Also Wednesday and Friday. First class free. LA Karate Association Dojo, 706C Phosphor Ave., Metairie. (504) 835-6825. LKAKarate.com. Free Community Yoga at the Historic Carver Theater — 5:30pm-6:30pm. Presented by Project Peaceful Warrior. 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Basic/Beginners Aikido Class — 6:15pm-7:15pm. Practice the art of peace. First class free. NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville St., Ste. 103 in Mid-City, New Orleans. (504) 208-4861. Info@NOLAAikido.com. Mats & Margaritas — 6:30pm-7:30pm. $10. La Casita on The Patio, 845 Carondelet St., New Orleans. FootprintsToFitness.com/Mats-Margaritas.Flowering Lotus Mindfulness Meditation Group — 7:00pm-8:30pm. Donation. Flowering Lotus Meditation and Retreat Center, 627 Opelousas Ave., Algiers Point. FloweringLotusMeditation.org.

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Yogalates at Duncan Plaza — 5:30pm-6:30pm. 343-349 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112 FootprintsToFitness.com/Yogalates-at-the-Plaza. Free Teacher Yoga & Trauma-Informed Teacher Training — 5:30pm-6:30pm. Presented by Project Peaceful Warrior. The Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. HIIT at the Peristyle — 6:00pm-7:30pm. All levels. Bring a water bottle and a friend. Free. Peristyle on City Park. Northshore Table Tennis Club — 6:30pm-9:30pm. $5 per session. Abita Recreation District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, Abita Springs. Powerpath Mastermind Miracles Sangha — 6:30pm. 3722 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Filipino Martial Arts Beginners Class — 7-8pm. First class free. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei King Lam 504-866-2241

wednesday Crescent City Eskrima — Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30pm Sundays at 6:30pm. Temple Gym, 4521 Magazine Street in Uptown. More information at www.eskrima.us or contact us at info@eskrima.us

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Qigong/Dao-In — Noon. Tues & Thurs. Bring a mat. $5/class. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 2nd Fl. Upper, Ste. 220, New Orleans. (985)4670900 or dc@affordablehealingarts.com. Connected Warriors Yoga — 12:00pm-1:00pm. Higher Power Yoga and Cycle, 514 City Park Ave. Free Yoga for Veterans, Service members, active, military, and their friends and family.

Beginners Tai Chi Class — 9:30am-10:30am & 7:00pm-8pm. First class free. 8132 Willow St., New Orleans. Call Sensei King Lam (504) 866-2241. Qi-Gym — 10:00am-11:00am. $10 Donation. First Class Free. Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center. 3900 General Taylor St., New Orleans. BrainHeartBalance. com or (504) 309-0002. Gentle Yoga — 10:30am-11:30am. Free. Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.

Young Yogis — 3:45pm-4:30pm. Fun, playful class for kids 4 to 8 years old to strengthen their bodies with yoga poses and learn to focus and center themselves with breathing and meditation. Music, games, and stories complete the mind-body connection. Led by Heidi, a certified Kidding Around yoga instructor and experienced elementary school teacher. $49/six classes; $10 drop-in. Transform NOLA. 8509 Oak St., New Orleans. (985)640-2648. TransformNOLA.com.

Prayer and Healing — 11:00am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave. (504) 899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org.

Self Defense Open Palm System — 5:30pm-7:00pm. Learn self defense techniques and skills from Sa Ba Nimm 3rd degree black belt Leon Molinario. In this class you will become accustomed to the Pyung Soo Do — Open Palm System and become more confident in your own physical prowess and confidence. Monthly classes. 18 & up. First time registration fee of $45 includes uniform. Goldring-Woldenberg JCC, 3747 W Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Contact Leon at LeonsPlumbingCo@ gmail.com or (504) 442-7346.

Helping Hands Reike Class — 1:00pm-3:00pm. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave. (504) 899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org.

Yoga in the Cathedral — 5:30pm-6:30pm. Bring your own mat. Free (donations accepted). Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

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Compost NOW — 12:30pm-2:00pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Behind Latter Library/Friends of NOPL.

Wellness Wednesday — 6:00pm-8:00pm. Come and explore different aspects of self care and wellness at your local salt cave. Strictly Salt of Metairie, 3110 David Dr., Metairie. StrictlySaltOfMetairie.com. Community Meditation — 6:00pm-7:00pm. Love Offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. (504) 885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Compost NOW — 6:00pm-7:30pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and


rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Mid-City Library.

Cardio Blast at Duncan Plaza — 5:30pm6:30pm. (504) 343-349 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. FootprintsToFitness.com/Cardio-Blast.

Aerial Yoga: Power — 6:00pm-7:00pm. Get superhero strong in a fun, vibrant class that utilizes aerial hammocks to support and challenge you in traditional and unique yoga poses. Accessible to all fitness levels — even a true beginner. $15 drop-in. Transform NOLA. 8509 Oak St., New Orleans. (985) 640-2648. TransformNOLA.com.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga — 6:00pm-7:15pm. Free. Popp’s Bandstand, in front of Morning Call in City Park. 56 Dreyfous drive. Bring a mat, a water bottle, and a friend. 

Core + More! — 6:00pm-6:50pm. Transform NOLA, 8509 Oak St., (985) 640-2648. mia@TransformNOLA.com. www.TransformNOLA.com. Basic/Beginners Aikido Class — 6:15pm-7:15pm. Practice the art of peace. First class free. NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville St., Ste 103, in Mid-City, New Orleans. (504) 208-4861. Info@NOLAAikido.com. Free Spirited Yoga — 6:30pm. Free. Join NOLA Tribe Yoga for Free Spirited Yoga every Wednesday night. Warm up 5K at 5:35pm. The Tchoup Yard, 405 Third St., New Orleans. Inner Flow Yoga — 6:30pm. Enhances lymphatic flow, digestion, immunity, balance, and relaxation. Great for beginners! $10. The Esplanade at City Park Yoga Studio, 3443 Esplanade Ave., 2nd Fl, New Orleans, LA. Taoism — 6:30pm. Facilitated by Mary Beth Ellis. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. A Course in Miracles Discussion — 7:00pm. Join Rev Jack Fowler. Love offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. (504) 885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Level Up! Intermediate Yoga — 7:30pm-8:30pm. A challenging practice to bring you to the next level! Arm balances. Backbends. Inversions. 95 degrees. Come be playful and learn to fall in style! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St., New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.com.

thursday Uptown Hot Vinyasa — 9:00am-10:00am. New class time! A dynamic, heated flow practice. Come sweat and move like you! All levels welcome. Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St., New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.com. Qigong/Dao-In — Noon. Tues. & Thurs. Bring a mat. $5/class. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 2nd Fl Upper, Ste. 220, New Orleans. (985)467-0900 or dc@affordablehealingarts.com. Self Defense Open Palm System — 5:30pm7:00pm. Learn self defense techniques and skills from Sa Ba Nimm 3rd degree black belt Leon Molinario. In this class you will become accustomed to the Pyung Soo Do — Open Palm System and become more confident in your own physical prowess and confidence. Monthly classes. 18 & up. First time registration fee of $45 includes uniform. Goldring-Woldenberg JCC, 3747 W Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Contact Leon at LeonsPlumbingCo@ gmail.com or (504) 442-7346.

Compost NOW — 6:00pm-7:30pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Alvar Library. Northshore Table Tennis Club — 6:30pm9:30pm. $5 per session. Abita Recreation District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, Abita Springs. Infinite Health Intention Board Workshop — 6:30pm-8:30pm. Every 2nd Thursday. $47. Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, 3900 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste 204, Metairie. Lenae. Goolsby@gmail.com. YourInfiniteHealth.com. Health & Wellness Network of Commerce Meeting — 6:30pm-8:00pm. Every 4th Thursday. Free for Members, $20 Online, $25 Door. Register for head count for the refreshments and check-in. Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, 3900 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Suite 204, Metairie. Lenae.Goolsby@gmail.com. HWNCC.com. 350 New Orleans General Meeting — 6:30pm. First Thursday of the Month. Learn new skills related to organizing, and discover new ways to plug into local efforts to create a healthier and more equitable future. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 2903 Jefferson Ave., New Orleans. 350NewOrleans.org. Peaceful Mamas Monthly Class for Busy Moms — 7:45pm-9:15pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown. (504) 899-0047. TeamLotus@WildLotusYoga. com. WildLotusYoga.com.

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Tiny Trees — 10:00am-10:30am. Simple, animated poses, games, music, breathing, and meditation are all a part of this sweet, fun, class designed especially for you and your child. One adult can attend with up to two children, ages 1 to 3. $49/six classes; $10 drop-in. Transform NOLA. 8509 Oak St., New Orleans. (985) 640-2648. TransformNOLA.com. Happier Hour Wine Tasting — 5:00pm-7:00pm. Free. Spirit Wine, 3500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Jammin’ Community Hot Quickie — 5:30pm6:30pm. Bikram-style class to music. Live DJ and Oak St. Happy Hour on the fourth Friday of every month! Donation suggested. Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St., New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.com. New Orleans Spiritual Awakening Group — 6:00pm-9:00pm. New Orleans Spiritual Awakening Group sponsored by Homeward Bound Services. May Wen. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness, 3900 General Taylor St., NOLA. www.facebook.com/ neworleansspiritualawakening.

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Saturdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St., New Orleans. NOLAMindfulness.com. Beginners Yoga / Level 1 Vinyasa — 6:00pm7:00pm. Free. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor. Bring a mat, a towel, and a water bottle along with any other props you wish to bring. 

saturday Yoga on the Bayou — 8:30am-9:30am. Yoga Lagniappe, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. YogaLagniappe.com. Northshore Table Tennis Club — 9:30am12:30pm. $5 per session. Abita Recreation District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, Abita Springs. Yoga and Guided Meditation — 10:00am11:30am. Yoga nidra with Katrina Zech. $15 donation. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. UnityNewOrleans.org. Inner Flow Yoga — 10:00am. Enhances lymphatic flow, digestion, immunity, balance, and relaxation. Great for beginners! $10. The Esplanade at City Park Yoga Studio, 3443 Esplanade Ave., 2nd Fl, New Orleans, LA. Compost NOW — 10:30am-12pm. Free. Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable bag or a reusable container and freeze your scraps. Rosa Keller Library. Puppy Power Hour — 11:00am-12:00pm. Free hour of socialization and play for puppies under 1 year. Central Bark Doggy Day Care, 1604 Justin Rd., Metairie. Call or email for enrollment form: (504) 832-9247, NewOrleans@ CentralBarkUSA.com. Level Up Intermediate Yoga — 11:00am12:15pm. A challenging practice to bring you to the next level! Arm balances. Backbends. Inversions. 95 degrees. Come be playful and learn to fall in style! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St., New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.com. First Position Adult Beginners Class — 11:30am12:30pm. Live Oak Dance, 8204 Oak St., New Orleans. ChristynLiveOakDance@gmail.com. NOLA Mindfulness Meditation Group — 11:45am-12:45pm. 30-minute guided meditation followed by reflection and discussion. All are welcome. Beginners encouraged to attend. $10 Suggested Donation. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St., New Orleans. NOLAMindfulness.com.

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