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FOR ALL THINGS NATURAL IN NOLA ell, happy summer, NOLA! We are in the thick of it now—it is hot, sweaty, and as muggy as it can get. I think this is a great m o n t h t o fe a t u re natural beauty as goodness knows wearing makeup in this heat is a lost cause. Not to mention, everyone is wearing the least amount of clothing possible, and I know we all want to look our best.
That being said, natural beauty can mean a lot of things to different people. For me, it means doing what you can to let the beauty that resides within you and the beauty that we were all born with, shine the most. I truly believe that the best way to go about that is through happiness. Finding what makes you the happiest is what’s going to make you light up the most—that is what makes your eyes sparkle and your skin glow. Well, that and lots of water, fruits, and veggies…ha.
Melissa Burbank EDITOR IN CHIEF
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Coco Guerin ACCOUNT MANAGER
So, have a big glass of water, throw some cucumber slices in it and make a little spa water, crunch on some apples, and think about what is going to make you smile the most through the day. And by the way, don’t forget your sunscreen before you head out to do what makes you smile the most—it is the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth in a bottle. Happy 4th of July, Everyone!
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DIS â€™N NAT
THE 12 ASK LIFECOACH
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
13 TAKE 5 FOR 14 AYURVEDA INNER BEAUTY
VEGAN DINEOUT Chris Buchner
GREEN BUSINESS TIP WITH LIFECITY
New Orleans Green
FOR 11 RECIPE SUCCESS
Pan-Roasted Gulf Fish
& OUTWARD GLOW Bethany Cantin
16 NATURALLY AGELESS
DEPARTMENTS 6 local briefs 11 recipe for success 18 calendar
lagniappe 19 ongoing 20 calendar
23 the marketplace
Dis 'n Nat let the sun shine in
Just getting a little natural sunlight can have a strong effect on chronic pain, according to a study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Hospital patients fortunate enough to have beds on the sunny side of the building cut their need for opioid-based pain meds by 22 percent just one hour after spine surgery.
“the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth in a bottle.” ~Melissa Burbank
In a win for the health of the world’s oceans, McDonald’s says it will end the use of harmful polystyrene foam packaging globally by year’s end.
Dutch designers have been cultivating live algae and processing it into material that can be used for 3-D printing. This algae polymer can be turned into everyday items from shampoo bottles to bowls and trash bins.
DID YOU KNOW... The average woman will
unknowingly consume seven pounds of lipstick containing petroleum-based emollients, synthetic preservatives and artificial dyes during a lifetime.
MONDAY, JULY 9TH, 2018
HUMANE SOCIETY PROMOTES
o promote the benefits of a plantbased diet, the Humane Society of Louisiana has scheduled a citywide “Vegan Dine-Out!” for Monday, July 9th. The interest in veganism (the avoidance of meat or dairy products) seems to be on the rise both internationally and locally, with five vegan restaurants now operating in the city, including Seed, Superfoods Bar, Good Karma Cafe, Max Well New Orleans, and the recently opened Sweet Soulfood, which routinely sells out its daily offerings. “Times have changed since the times when I co-owned Jack Sprat’s Vegetarian Grill, on South Carrollton Ave. back in the mid-1990s,” says Jeff Dorson. “Back then, we were the only vegan restaurant in town and we never drew a strong following. But today’s vegan restaurants seem to be thriving and more and more are opening up or at least offering more vegan options,” he adds.
that will feature lentils, chickpeas, and quinoa (http://www.onegreenplanet. org/vegan-food/tyson-announces-plantbased-protein-bowl-product/). Tyson is also an early investor of “Beyond Meat,” a company that has developed and is marketing a line of meatless burgers that resemble ground beef in texture and taste (http://beyondmeat.com/). Beyond Beef products are now sold in Whole Foods, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, and others.
emphis Meats is another start-up that is attracting national attention and funding from billionaires such as Bill Gates and Richard Branson. Cofounded by cardiologist Uma Valeti, the company hopes to create meat in the laboratory through new stem cell and in vitro technology. They are growing parts of animals, fish or fowl, independent of the entire body (https:// www.inc.com/magazine/201711/jeffbercovici/memphis-meats-lab-grownThe interest in vegan is not limited to meat-startup.html). New Orleans. Demand is growing across the U.S. and Europe as more consumers The reasons for this shift is clear: Raising are eating less meat and dairy products animals for food is expensive, requires in favor of plant-based items that are enormous amounts of land and water, healthy, sustainable, and often cost less and always ends tragically for billions of than their animal-based products. animals each year who are raised, often mistreated and then slaughtered. The ood giant Tyson, for example, just demand for cattle and land needed for launched its own brand of meat- grazing has led to millions of acres turned free meals called “Green Street” that into pastures and led to the deforestation will offer grab-and-go meals in a bowl of the Amazon Forest, the home of
threatened species and the richest ecosystem in the world. Besides the damage it does to our planet and the enormous resources it uses, meat production and consumption is also harmful and detrimental to general health. Research has clearly proven the link between the consumption of meat and the onset of some cancers, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension (http://www. pcrm.org/health/cancer-resources/dietcancer/facts/meat-consumption-andcancer-risk). The Humane Society of Louisiana has been actively promoting veganism since its inception more than 30 years. To help pay for some of its early programs, the group hosted a vegan Sunday brunch in the basement of a Methodist Church and started the New Orleans Vegetarian Society, which boasts more than 1440 members, more than 10 years ago. “We hope that hundreds of folks will participate in our Vegan Dine-Out promotion and enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal at one of the city’s great plant-based restaurants,” says Jeff Dorson.
For more information on the Humane Society of Louisiana, please visit its website at www. humanela.org or its page on Facebook.
HEALTHYHERO CHRIS BUCHNER
it NOLA’s July 2018 Healthy Hero Chris Buchner wants to make sure you understand one thing: your well-being is priceless. Chris has faced and overcome many obstacles. Prior to joining Humana, she had to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life—to leave her beloved home of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Chris relocated after the storm to Kentucky and started working with Humana in Louisville. Now, Chris continues to flourish at Humana in New Orleans. In addition to her regular work assignment, Chris is one of more than 300 Well-being Champions at Humana. Champions generate excitement around personal well-being, guiding, and connecting their teams to a variety of experiences and resources designed specifically for them. Chris states, “I love helping associates think through their well-being differently to meet their personal goals. Seeing that I’m making a difference in someone else’s life is really rewarding.” l
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY By: Kevin Fitzwilliam
ecently I experienced a gut-wrenching feeling upon reading a headline that a Pilot Whale died in the ocean after ingesting 80 plastic bags. I could not bring myself to read the article. The fact that human impact upon the planet has reached this level should shock us into an intensive period of self-reflection. In some corners of the world, including New Orleans, thatâ€™s exactly what is happening. Last month in New Orleans World Environment Day was celebrated at the Carver Theater, as students, mayors, activists, and corporatesustainability representatives from across the country gathered to make commitments and motivate each other to do more for eliminating plastic waste. I was there representing Atlas Handmade Beads, which offers handcrafted, eco-friendly alternatives to Chinese plastic beads. It was particularly inspiring to hear from a contingent of students from Atlanta. A 17-year-old started a One Less Straw campaign, a 15-year-old created Plastic Pollution Awareness Day in Georgia, and an 11-year-old
and 12-year-old are trying to ban single-use plastics from schools. It was encouraging to listen to several elected officials representing the Mississippi Rivers Cities and Towns Initiative, which focuses on improving the ecological health of the river. For those of you working tirelessly on behalf of the environment, know that there are other environmental foot soldiers who are equally as dedicated to the cause. Want to be a part of the solution? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me what you are doing to help shift New Orleans away from plastic. Kevin Fitzwilliam is a Fellow with Environmental Entrepreneurs and is the owner of Atlas Handmade Beads, a New Orleans company helping to move the Gulf South beyond plastic beads (atlasbeads.com). He can be reached at email@example.com. natural awakenings
GREEN BUSINESS TIP OF THE MONTH
Letâ€™s bring Natural Beauty to the office!
great way to incorporate natura l bea uty i nto your offi ce i s to b r i n g i n n at i v e p l a nt s a n d greenery to liven up your space. LifeCity member, New Orleans Green, is an expert in bringing the drabbest of f i c e s to fa b u l o u s i n a m at t e r of days. New Orleans Green LLC offers artistically designed indoor and outdoor potted plants, ladies accessories crafted from ribbon and vintage findings, and select antique and vintage gift and household items. Their mission is to offer inspired, sustainable, artistically created products at a reasonable price to the citizens in the New Orleans Metro Area.
OCHSNER EAT FIT Pan-Roasted Gulf Fish W/Chickpea Cassoulet RECIPE PROVIDED BY DTP
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided ½ teaspoon garlic, diced 1 Calabrian chili pepper (jarred, packed in oil) 1 carrot, diced small 1 onion, diced small 1 stalk celery, diced small 2 cups chickpeas, cooked 4 7–9 ounces. skin-on filets gulf fish 1 teaspoon cornstarch ½ teaspoon salt, divided Pepper to taste ¼ pound small tri-color carrots ¼ cup cane vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon chives, chopped 2 tablespoon reduced fat Greek yogurt or sour cream PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES. CASSOULET: In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté garlic, chili pepper, carrot, onion, and celery in olive oil until slightly translucent. Add chickpeas and heat. Remove one-third of chickpea mixture. Add to food processor and blend till creamy, then mix back into chickpea blend. Set aside. PAN-ROASTED FISH: Dust skin side of fish with corn starch, pepper, and dash of salt. Season flesh side with dash of salt and pepper. Heat ½ tablespoon oil in large cast iron skillet. Place fish into skillet, skin-side down, and press gently. Once fish starts to relax, place into oven for 6-8 minutes or until fish is completely cooked. TRI-COLOR CARROTS: Using a mandolin or knife, shave carrots into thin slices. Keep carrot top “flower” and toss the tops and mandolin-thin slices with cane vinegar with a dash of salt and pepper. Download the Eat Fit smartphone app to find Eat Fit restaurants near you, plus more ways to spice up your table! You can also check out Ochsner Eat Fit recipes at EatFitNOLA.com
TO SERVE: Spread chickpea cassoulet into bottom of plates. Top with fish, placed flesh-side down, with skinside up. Finish off with Greek yogurt, fresh thyme, parsley, and chives. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with tri-color baby carrots. Per serving: 660 calories, 20 grams fat, 3.5 grams saturated fat, 68 grams carbohydrates, 500 mg sodium, 19 grams fiber, 14 grams sugar, 55 grams protein. natural awakenings natural awakenings
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ASK THE LIFECOACH with Carla Robertson Carla is a master certified lifecoach in New Orleans. Have a question for Carla or want to learn more about her programs, events or services? Contact her at carla@ livingwildandprecious.com or 504-507-0687.
This month’s topic comes from four different women who had these observations when I recently asked about beauty:
“I struggle to not have my beauty be defined by men...or by weight.” “I don’t meet typical beauty standards.” “I wear makeup about 50 percent of the time and have been told I’m being ‘brave’ to look natural. ” “I get frustrated with myself that I care about others’ definition of beauty.
hen does the quest for beauty become counterproductive and get in the way of us living our most fully expressed lives, as these women relate?
What do we consider acceptable in ourselves, and how do we measure our own beauty? We have far more access to images of perfect-looking people now than decades ago, and even our own snapshots can be easily manipulated. Who hasn’t used an app to remove a blemish or brighten a smile? Are we less willing to be seen because of a little jowliness or an extra curve? Are we spending untold amounts of time, energy and money trying to eliminate five or ten or fifteen pounds of our own precious bodies? We barely notice the changes in our beauty standards because they come slowly; aesthetic procedures once reserved for the wealthy are now affordable for the masses, and we can contour our faces until they are barely recognizable as us. Or not. My advice this month is to question. If what you’ve been prioritizing no longer makes sense to you, bravely shift the paradigm. Expand your definition of beauty for yourself and for others. Consider throwing out the need to have beauty be such a major part of the equation at all. This isn’t about not enjoying makeup or having fun looking pretty. But when it’s not fun, and it is impacting your happiness, it’s time to make a shift. What would the world be like if we all supported each other to be fully ourselves and age appropriately and healthily? Let’s find out together.
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FIVE NEW ORLEANS COMPANIES PROVIDING NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS 1. VOODOO MAKEUP A gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free makeup brand that is 100% organic, vegan, and chemical free. Husband and wife team Aimee & Ron Carr are the founders of the New Orleans cosmetics line. Find Voodoo Makeup at their French Quarter location or online. 888-352-4061 | 515 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 | http://www.voodoomakeup. com 2. FOLIO + FLORES is dedicated to offering high-grade organic
skincare products, medicinal plants, superfoods, and herbs, as well as eco-friendly items for life and home, all sourced from New Orleans and around the world. Shop online or in their Magazine Street store. 504-541-0109 | 3512 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 | https://folioandflores.com
3. ROSALIE APOTHECARY Located in Mid City near Bayou
St. John and the Lafitte Greenway, Rosalie Apothecary offers a growing assortment of high-quality, affordably priced, organic essential oils, carrier oils, bulk shea and cocoa butters, local honey and beeswax, as well as other hard-to-find ingredients for DIY beauty concoctions. (504) 488-4425 | 3201 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA. 70119 | http://rosalieapothecary.com
4. OXALIS APOTHECARY 100% natural skincare products,
enriched with premium plant-based oils, herbs, minerals, and ethically sourced ingredients. Handcrafted in small batches by Erin Wexstten in New Orleans, LA. Visit www.oxalisapothecary. com to shop online or to find a list of New Orleans stockists.
5. SMOKE PERFUME began as a single fragrance of vetiver,
citrus, and jasmine created in Kathleen Currie’s French Quarter kitchen. Currie has since expanded beyond the signature scent to include several high-quality products using ethically sourced, all-natural ingredients like bayou cypress. Find Smoke Perfume products at Rosalie Apothecary, Folio + Flores, Raw Republic, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. For a full list of local stockists or to purchase online, visit www.smokeperfume.com.
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av e n’ t w e a l l wa l k e d d ow n the street and stood still in
our tracks to take in the unforgettable beauty of a unique and radiant being strolling past us like a cool summer breeze?
In Ayurveda, this glow, this illuminating vibrancy, called ones “ojas” comes from an optimal level of daily self-care. By monitoring the quality of what we take into our body, mind and spirit daily, and by staying in tune with the daily and seasonal rhythms of Mother Nature, optimal ojas or radiance can truly be yours.
Ayurveda for Inner Beauty and an Outward Glow by Bethany Cantin
The beauty we all strive to possess is simply a by-product of discipline and of all that we digest. It is important to note that we digest not only our daily food and beverages, but we also digest endless emotional perceptions, visual images in our physical environment as well as the energies and attitudes of the people we spend time with on a regular basis. The “quality” of all we digest “becomes us” and then shines outward to the world.
f you are new to Ayurveda, try dipping your toe into this vast ocean of ancient wisdom by trying some of the helpful daily and seasonal routines mentioned below. Stay in tune with nature and focus on digesting the pure and “satvic” things that will help keep you balanced, radiant and cool this summer.
DAILY AND SEASONAL ROUTINES • •
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Awaken just before sunrise to give the body a chance to harmonize with the rhythms of the day. Drink a cup of warm water first thing in the morning to awaken and cleanse the digestive track. Occasionally add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for a mini liver cleanse. Splash the eyes with cool water upon waking and throughout the day to release any excess heat. Enjoy foods that are pure, light, sweet and cooling – anything bountiful at a local farmers market will help balance you in the summer months. Set a trusted rhythm around meal times that your body can count on. Eat breakfast between 6-8am, lunch between 11am-1pm, dinner between 5-7pm. Practice some yoga, meditation and breath work (pranayama) each day. Balance your life among activity and rest, allowing for more rest in summer months. Try to get to sleep by 10pm to ensure adequate rest and detoxification. Eat your meals in a peaceful, beautiful and soothing environment. Take the time to appreciate the quality, colors and textures of the food you are eating. Spend time in nature each day. Early morning walks are ideal.
• Do volunteer work to stay humble, to pacify the ego and to calm the mind. • Wear cooling colors such as white, blues and greens. • Wear cooling stones like pearls, turquoise and opals. • Use essential oils like rose, jasmine, lavender & sandalwood to cool the body and mind. • (I put mine in a blue glass spray bottle mixed with water and I spritz myself all day long). • Wear hats & glasses to limit the amount of heat you are taking in each day. • Practice non-competitive and restorative yoga in summer months. • Limit hot and spicy foods in summertime. • Use cooling spices such as dill, fennel, cilantro, cardamom and coriander. • Drink plenty of water though out the day. • Consume plenty of fruits (fruits should be eaten alone and not to be mixed with other foods - especially not yogurt nor dairy as this builds up toxins, called ama, in the body. • Give the body 2 hours to digest fruit before consuming other foods. • If you are consuming alcohol in summer months, try to stick with beer and white wine as these are more cooling and try to avoid whiskey and tequila, which can over heat.
Bethany Cantin is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Therapist here in NOLA who brings a vibrant energy and a dedicated spirit to her 18 years of teaching and inspiring others to deepen their connection to life. She offers ayurvedic workshops, seasonal ayurvedic cleanses, private ayurvedic consultations and private yoga therapy sessions and is also the director and founder of a nonprofit The Yoga Foundation. Visit her website NolaAyurveda.com or contact her at Bethany@ NolaAyurveda.com for more information.
natural ingredients to combat aging skin and keep your youthful glow avocado
Avocadoes are rich in vitamins A, C, and loaded with hydrating fats to keep your complexion glowing and blemish free.
Rich in Vitamin A, C, E, and beta-carotene. Complexion-enhancing mangos promote plumper, fuller skin with less wrinkles.
Nature's healing nectar, raw honey, is full of antioxidants to slow down aging. Its natural antibacterial properties make it a great choice for treating and preventing acne.
A powerhouse of natural beauty, this versatile oil has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant properties and has been used for centuries to treat dry, flaky skin. Coconut oil is also useful as an eyemakeup remover, a lip balm, a diy body scrub, and hair conditioner.
Shea butter is incredibly moisturizing and nourishing for skin. It is naturally antibacterial and is used to treat eczema, dry skin, and stretch marks.
DIY Beauty SIMPLE MOISTURIZING AVOCADO AND HONEY FACE MASK 1/2 very ripe avocado 1/4 raw cup honey 1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil Mash ingredients together in a bowl. Massage into skin. Leave on for 10-15 mins and rinse with warm water. AVOCADO AND EGG YOLK STRENGTHENING HAIR MASK ½ avocado 2 egg yolks Mix ingredients, apply to dry hair, and let it soak in for 15-20 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly. BANANA AVOCADO CONDITIONER FOR DRY HAIR ½ ripe banana ½ ripe avocado Combine ingredients, apply to hair, let it set for about 15 minutes and rinse for smooth shiny ringlets. BODY SCRUB Sea Salt Epson Salt Coconut Oil Honey
Green Smoothie for
Glowing Skin ½ cup plain coconut water
2 frozen, ripe bananas, previously peeled & sliced 1 cup chopped pineapple (frozen or fresh) 1 cup chopped mango (frozen or fresh) 2 cups spinach or kale ½ avocado, sliced Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth. Add more coconut water if it’s too thick.
Combine ingredients until desired consistency is reached. Gently scrub away dull dry skin. Enjoy!
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JULY 19, 2018 | Workplace Wellness Luncheon
Blue Cliff College, Massage Therapy Department, Continuing Education, CEUs for LMTs
12pm. Monthly information session geared toward helping you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Topics cover your personal and financial health, green products, and tips from professionals who actually make time to answer your burning questions. Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans. RSVP: 504-569-9070.
JULY 27-29, 2018
Ortho-Bionomy: Isometrics, Peggy Scott, Advanced Instructor SOBI
AUGUST 4 & 5, 2018
Lymphatic Drainage, Tamika Dillon, Certified Lymphologist
OCTOBER 13-14, 2018
Advanced Myofascial Technique Magnus Eklund, BCSI For information: 504-293-0972. PeggyS@BlueCliffCollege.com
JULY 1, 2018 Biker Church – 10-11am. Every Sunday in July. Free. Harley-Davidson, 6015 Airline Dr, New Orleans. NewOrleansH-D.com. Art Klub Open Studio – 5-8pm. Free. Art Klub, 1941 Arts St, New Orleans. ArtKlub.org.
JULY 3, 2018
Phoebe’s Wine Down – 7-8pm. KTLT, 1809 Carol Sue Ave, Unit E, Terrytown. KnowThyselfLoveThyself.com.
JULY 4, 2018 Feed the Multitudes – 10am-3pm. Free. Victory Fellowship, 5708 Airline Dr, Metairie.VictoryFellowship. net.
JULY 5, 2018 Pink Affair Day Party –11am-7pm. $5. Razzoo Club & Patio, 511 Bourbon St, New Orleans. BShirtique@ yahoo.com.
JULY 6, 2018 All Comers Track Meet – 7-9pm. Also July 20. Free. St Martin’s Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Rd, Metairie. RunNOTC.org.
JULY 7, 2018 18th Annual MAAFA Commemoration – 7am. Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. AsheCAC.org or 504-569-9070. Girls Who Brunch Tour: Essence Fest Edition 11:30am-3:30pm. $10. Andrew Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Ave, New Orleans. GWBTNOLA2018. Eventbrite.com.
JULY 8, 2018
Free Fridays at NOBL –12-10pm. New Orleans Boulder Lounge, 2360 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. nalamag.com
Weight Loss Program at Hannan Wellness. Free. 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, New Orleans. 504454-2000. Holistic Education Meeting – 6:30-7:30pm. Free. Frank Trupiano, LCSW, PhD, speaks on Akashic Records and the Divine Self–Sponsored by Holistic Center for Health and Healing, Inc. Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Rd, Metairie. 504-812-1331.
JULY 13, 2018 Focus Group Fridays –11:30am-1pm. Also July 27. Free. Tulane Campus Health, 6823 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. OrgSync.com. Sound Bath w/ Zach Jenkins – 7:30-8:45pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or WildLotusYoga. com.
JULY 14, 2018 Louisiana SPCA Volunteer Orientation –10am. Also July 17. Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd, New Orleans. LA-SPCA.org.
Sunset Canoe – 5-10pm. $30. Tulane Campus Recreation, 200 Reilly Center, New Orleans. APM. ActiveCommunities.com.
Senior Line Dancing Workshop – 1-5pm. $25. Oschner Fitness Center, 1200 S Clearview Pkwy, Harahan. GTabora@Oschner.org or 504-905-7189.
Rock, Ride, and Rescue – 6-9pm. $10 Advance, $15 Door. Mid-City Lanes, 3000 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans. LA-SPCA.org.
Mr. Legs XVIII – 6-10pm. $40, $50 Door, $100 VIP. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr, New Orleans. Bridgehouse.org.
JULY 9, 2018 Mermaids & Maui –10am-12pm. Through July 11. $55. Swamplight Theatre, 950 SW Railroad Ave, Ponchatoula. KayButlerpap@gmail.com. Vegan Dine-Out! – 4-9pm. Citywide. Benefitting Humane Society of Louisiana. HumaneLA.org.
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Chicken Jam – 5-10pm. $12 Online, $15 Door. Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans. AlCopelandFoundation.org.
Black Girls Gather – 4-6pm. NOLA Spaces, 1719 Toledano St, New Orleans. ForHarriet.com.
Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program – 12:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Hannan Wellness. Free. 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, New Orleans. 504-454-2000.
Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program – 5:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein
JULY 15, 2018 Spillway Classic Trail Run – 7-11am. Spillway Bar, 15641 Airline Hwy, Norco, LA. RunNOTC.org. Barks & Brunch with ARNO –10am-2pm. Flamingo A-Go-Go, 869 Magazine St, New Orleans. AnimalRescueNewOrleans.org. Okra Gone Global –1-3pm. $35. Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans. CrescentCityAyurveda.com.
Herb Walk – 2pm. Medicinal herbs will be available to purchase. $20. 24447 Hwy 190, Lacombe. Call to register. Sharon Murphy: 504.579.1493. Roots & Wings – Advance Your Yoga Practice - 3-5:30pm. $35. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com.
JULY 17, 2018 Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program 12:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Hannan Wellness. Free. 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, New Orleans. 504454-2000. Dose of the Coast – 3-9pm. MoPho, 514 City Park Ave, New Orleans. DoseOfTheCoast.org.
JULY 18, 2018 Friends Fest – 6-9pm. Free Admission for Friends of City Park. Carousel Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. FriendsOfCityPark.com.
JULY 19, 2018 Workplace Wellness Luncheon 12pm. Monthly information session geared toward helping you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Topics cover your personal and financial health, green products, and tips from professionals who actually make time to answer your burning questions. Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans. RSVP: 504-569-9070. Bowling for a Cause – 6-9pm. Belle Chasse YMCA, 8101 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse. JodiT@YMCANewOrleans.org.
JULY 20, 2018 Teaching From The Heart – For Yoga Teachers Who Want to Stand Out and Stand Tall – 6pm. Through July 22. $200. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-8990047 or WildLotusYoga.com.
JULY 21, 2018 Ambush Magazine’s 30th Gay Appreciation Awards – 7-10pm. Oz, 800 Bourbon St, New Orleans. AmbushMag.com.
JULY 23, 2018 The Movement : Fashion Week 7-10pm. $30, VIP $45. Ogden Museum, 925 Camp St, New Orleans. CoastalFashionWeek.com. JULY 2018
JULY 24, 2018 Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program 5:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Hannan Wellness. Free. 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, New Orleans. 504454-2000.
JULY 27, 2018 Candlelit Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones – 7:30-9:30pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-004 or WildLotusYoga.com.
JULY 28, 2018
National Dance Day – 9am-5pm. Fit NOLA at NORD will provide a full day of workshops spotlighting a variety of dance artists and genres of dance including hip hop, modern, ballet, African Dance, Zumba, Urban Swing/Partner Dance, Line Dancing, and more. Free. Joe Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd, New Orleans. Conscious Connected Breathing Experience w/ Jack Fontana – 2:305pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown, 4842 Perrier St, New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com. Power Mile Road Race – 5-9pm. Students $15, Adults $25, Day of $30. Edward Hynes Charter School, 990 Harrison Ave, New Orleans. PowerMilers.org/The-Power-Mile.html.
JULY 29, 2018 Herb Walk – 2pm. Medicinal herbs will be available to purchase. $20. 24447 Hwy 190, Lacombe. Call to register. Sharon Murphy: 504.579.1493.
JULY 31, 2018 Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program 12:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Hannan Wellness. Free. 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, New Orleans. 504454-2000.
A Sunset Soirée 2018 "A Sunset Soirée" is a TWO PART SERIES that will be held July 9th and 16th, 2018, at the Roosevelt Hotel’s Rooftop Pool Bar and Cabana. A portion of the proceeds will go to raise funds for victims of the recent Guatemala volcano devastation. Summer’s here and it’s the perfect time for an upscale wellness Rooftop Soirée! Footprints is partnering with the historic Roosevelt Hotel to offer a happy hour with a healthy twist. We’ll be enjoying the sunset on the roof with a kickass workout, cocktails, and food.
when Monday, July 9, 2018 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
where Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way New Orleans, LA, 70112
ticket includes Hip Hop inspired Yoga, Pilates & Barre fusion class 1 FREE drink Access to the BEST rooftop pool in the city Swag Raffled Giveaways *Food & additional beverages sold separately. Make sure to arrive early so you don’t miss the start of class! Bring your yoga mat and a towel (extra mats will be available). Metered street parking available. www.footprintstofitness.com
sunday Tai Chi in the Park – 8-8:45am. 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 – 8:5010am. Meditation, a reading and discussion. 1st & 3rd Sundays. Free/By Donation. Yoga Sanga, 2013 Claiborne St, Mandeville. ResourceForLife@ bellsouth.net. Community Hot Quickie – 9-10am. 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.co. Sunday Morning Meditation – 9am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans. org. A Course in Miracles – 9:30am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504899-3390. 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 – 11am. 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Sunday Celebration Service – 11am. Unity of Metairie. 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Eckankar – 11am-12pm. Discover what Eckankar can do for you to enrich your life with Divine Guidance. NO Healing Center, 2371 St Claude Ave, 4th floor. Basic/Beginners Aikido Class 3:30pm-4:30pm. 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. Yin Yoga – 5-6pm. Gentle, restorative yoga: Long holds. Deep stretching.
TELL NOLA WHAT YOU’RE DOING! All calendar events must be received via email by the 10th of the month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for guidelines and to submit entries.
Props. Yoga newbies encouraged! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com YesYogaNOLA.co.
Compost NOW – 4-5:30pm. 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. Beginners Karate Class – 5:306:15pm. Also Wednesday and Friday. First class free. LA Karate Association Dojo, 706C Phosphor Ave, Metairie. 504-835-6825. LKAKarate.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. Flowering Lotus Mindfulness Meditation Group – 7-8:30pm. Donation. Flowering Lotus Meditation and Retreat Center, 627 Opelousas Ave, Algiers Point. FloweringLotusMeditation. org.
tuesday 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. Connected Warriors Yoga –12-1pm. Higher Power Yoga and Cycle, 514 City Park Ave. Free Yoga for Veterans, Service members, active, military, and their friends and family. Young Yogis – 3:45-4:30pm. 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 mindbody connection. Led by Heidi, a certified Kidding Around yoga instructor and experienced elementary school teacher. $49/six classes; $10 dropin. Transform NOLA. 8509 Oak St, New Orleans. 985-640-2648. TransformNOLA.com. Yoga in the Cathedral – 5:306:30PM. Bring your own mat. Free (donations accepted.) Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St Charles Ave, New Orleans.
HIIT at the Peristyle – 6-7:30pm. All levels. Bring a water bottle and a friend. Free. Peristyle in City Park. Northshore Table Tennis Club 6:30-9:30pm. $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.
wednesday Qi-Gym –10-11am. $10 Donation. First Class Free. Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center. 3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans. BrainHeartBalance.com or 504-309-0002. Gentle Yoga –10:30-11:30am. Free. Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave. Prayer and Healing –11am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Compost NOW – 12:30-2pm. 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 Wednesdays: Ideal Protein – 5-5:30pm. Majoria Drug Store, 888 Terry Parkway, Terrytown. 504-3921551. email@example.com. www. idealmajoria.com. Community Meditation – 6-7pm. Love Offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Compost NOW – 6-7:30pm. 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. Aerial Yoga: Power – 6-7pm. 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.
Core + More! – 6-6:50pm. Transform NOLA, 8509 Oak St. 985-640-2648. mia@TransformNOLA.com. www. TransformNOLA.com. Basic/Beginners Aikido Class – 6:15-7:15pm. 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. A Course in Miracles – 6:30pm. Facilitated by Mary Beth Ellis. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-8993390. UnityNewOrleans.org. A Course in Miracles Discussion 7pm. Join Rev Jack Fowler. Love offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-8857575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Level Up! Intermediate Yoga – 7:308:30pm. 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.co.
thursday Uptown Hot Vinyasa – 9-10am. 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.co. 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. Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 6-7:15pm. Free. Popp's Bandstand, in front of Morning Call in City Park. 56 Dreyfous drive. Bring a mat, a water bottle, and a friend. Compost NOW – 6-7:30pm. 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. Nor thshore Table Tennis Club 6:30-9:30pm. $5 per session. Abita Recreation District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, Abita Springs. Infinite Health Intention Board Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. 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 – 6:30-8pm. 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. Peaceful Mamas Monthly Class for Busy Moms – 7:45-9:15pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown. 504-8990047. TeamLotus@WildLotusYoga.com. WildLotusYoga.com.
friday Tiny Trees –10-10:30am. 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 – 5-7pm. Free. Spirit Wine, 3500 Magazine St, New Orleans.
saturday Yoga on the Bayou –8:30-9:30am. 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 –1011:30am. Yoga nidra with Katrina Zech. $15 donation. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. UnityNewOrleans.org. Inner Flow Yoga –10am. 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 –10:30-12pm. 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. Level Up Intermediate Yoga –11am12:15pm. 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.co. F i r s t P os i t i o n A d u l t B e g i n n e r s Class – 11:30am-12:30pm. Live Oak Dance, 8204 Oak St, New Orleans. ChristynLiveOakDance@gmail.com. Strength Palace – 2-3pm. No-pressure group exercise class for real people promoting positivity and strength for all. 4210 St Claude Ave, inside Shaolin-Do Kung Fu & Tai Chi, New Orleans.
Jammin' Community Hot Quickie 5:30-6:30pm. 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.co. New Orleans Spiritual Awakening Group – 6-9pm. New Orleans Spiritual Awakening Group sponsored by Homeward Bound Ser vices. May Wen. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness, 3900 General Taylor St., NOLA. https://www.facebook.com/ neworleansspiritualawakening. Beginners Yoga / Level 1 Vinyasa 6-7pm. 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.
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