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FOR ALL THINGS NATURAL IN NOLA

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lease join me in welcoming our new Editor-in-Chief, Jordan Figueredo! Here is a bit about

her: Jordan is originally from Miami, Florida but has lived in New Orleans for around five years. She received both her Bachelor's and Master's degree from Tulane in English, Communications and Digital/Archival Research, graduating in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Jordan served as the Sports Editor and Managing Editor for the Tulane Hullabaloo and most recently worked as an editorial assistant for the Anderson Literary Agency in New York. She also received a publishing certification from Columbia University and hopes to continue

a career in publishing. She can be reached at editor@nalamag. com if you need anything. Welcome, Jordan! We’re excited for you to join the team and for you to continue your career in publishing! And to all of our pet lovers out there, enjoy the much-anticipated pet issue! We have a recipe for some natural treats for your furry friend, ways to get out and move with your beloved pet, a list of local dog parks, and more!

From my fur family to yours,

Melissa

By Jackson Burbank

meet the cover dog:

ODIE

Odie is very cute. He loves his family very much. He also loves going to the park to play fetch and meet new friends. He is very loving, obedient and cuddly. He has every right to be a cover dog.

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Carla Robertson Fit NOLA Eat Fit NOLA Kevin Fitzwilliam LifeCity 504.872.3919 info@nalamag.com NALAmag.com © 2018 by Natural Awakenings. All rights reserved. Although some parts of this publication may be reproduced and reprinted, we require that prior permission be obtained in writing. Natural Awakenings is a free publication distributed locally and is supported by our advertisers. It is available in selected stores, health and education centers, healing centers, public libraries and wherever free publications are generally seen. Please call to find a location near you or if you would like copies placed at your business. We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised. Check with a healthcare professional regarding the appropriate use of any treatment.

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

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CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS Email Calendar Events to: calendar@nalamag.com. Deadline for calendar: the 10th of the month.

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THE 14 ASK 7 KENNEL LIFE COACH COUGH what you need to know

FOR 9 RECIPE SUCCESS

Quinoa & Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken & Thai Dressing

EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS Email articles, news items and ideas to Jordan Figueredo at editor@nalamag.com. Deadline for editorial: the 10th of the month. DIGITAL MEDIA To advertise on www.nalamag.com or submit any contributions for the website, social media, or our online newsletter, contact our Digital Editor, Coco Guerin, at 504.872.3919 or coco@nalamag.com.

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HERO 15 HEALTHY Denali Landor

DOG 16 HOMEMADE BISCUITS JORDAN'S TAKE 5 17 Pet-Friendly Restaurants

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Dis 'N Dat Famous mini pig, My Best Friend Hank, is a New Orleans local with over 396K Instagram followers The fastest dog breed, The Greyhound, can run up to 44 miles per hour. Americans own more than 60 million pet birds.

This year Louisiana put into effect the “Good Samaritan Law” which provides legal protection for those who rescue pets and children from hot cars. Human eyes can only see the three primary colors, with all other colors being a mixture of those three. A goldfish, however, can see four colors, making it a tetrachromate.

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” – Anatole France

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COMMUNITY SOLAR IS A NEW OPTION IN SOLAR ENERGY By: Kevin Fitzwilliam

For six years until 2015, Louisiana offered the most appealing tax credits in the country for homeowners looking to install residential solar energy systems on their homes. Since the elimination of those tax credits, the demand for residential solar energy in the state has diminished to a trickle. In that same time, a new way for homeowners to participate in solar energy has emerged in other parts of the country. It is called community solar, and it allows participation of citizens who would love to support solar energy but are unable to make a private investment in a residential solar system on their roofs. A utility agrees to either supply power or purchase power from a massive solar field consisting of several hundred or several thousand solar panels. Any customer of that utility would be eligible to participate in the solar community program by either purchasing or leasing a solar panel or a “block” of a few panels. The customer would then receive compensation for the energy production generated by the community-solar subscription. The energy produced from the solar panels could not directly receive routing to those homes, of course, but instead, it serves an addition onto the same grid that all of the utility customers share. Community Solar, then, provides a way for the folks left out of the solar game for a litany of reasons – unsuitable roofs due to shade or style, questionable credit scores, fear of investing in residential solar, or renters who do not have the authority to make decisions on a building they do not own and to get involved. Interested in learning more about community solar? Email me at info@atlasbeads.com.

IT’S KENNEL COUGH SEASON  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! Does your dog have a snotty nose and a dry, hacking cough? According to the American Kennel Club, Kennel Cough is a contagious respiratory disease commonly contracted at places where canines congregate, such as boarding and day care facilities, veterinarian offices, dog parks, training groups, dog shows or even retail stores. Dogs can spread it to one another through airborne droplets including barking, direct contact such as touching noses, or contaminated surfaces like food and water bowls. Kennel Cough is highly treatable in most dogs but can be more severe in puppies younger than six months, seniors and immunocompromised dogs. Kennel Cough is the dog equivalent of the human cold. There’s not much you can do to prevent them from catching it, but rest and lots of fluids help recovery. Symptoms such as runny noses, coughing or vomiting don’t begin until the virus has been incubated for 7 to 10 days. It’s during this incubation period that the virus can spread, so it’s virtually impossible to know who already has it. Once your dog shows symptoms, they are no longer contagious, but as with a small child, you want to limit their activity and excitement levels to keep the signs from getting worse. Just as a human cold can progress into more serious illnesses like pneumonia or bronchitis, puppies, seniors and dogs with compromised immune systems should be monitored closely for symptom progression that could require medications from your veterinarian. When should your dog resume regular activity? When s/ he has been entirely symptom-free for at least a week-no coughing, vomiting or lethargy-and all needed medications are complete. If you have any doubts, questions or concerns about your dog’s condition, always seek advice from your veterinarian. Information provided by Central Bark Doggy Day Care, where our personal approach to your dog’s care makes all the difference. For more information on how our staff trained in animal behavior can make every day your dog’s best day, visit www.centralbarknola.com or call 504.832.WAGS. Central Bark NOLA – Better Days. Better Dogs!

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 info@atlasbeads.com. natural awakenings

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OCHSNER EAT FIT

Quinoa & Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken & Thai Dressing RECIPE PROVIDED BY BLUE LINE SANDWICH CO.

Makes 8 servings 1 pound chopped Lacinato kale (or curly green kale) 1 pound baby spinach 1 bunch cilantro rough chopped 1 cup shredded carrot 1 cup mandarin orange segments in juice (with no sugar added) 1 cup edamame (soybeans) (blanched and peeled) 1-pint local cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half ½ cup toasted pecan pieces 2 cups cooked white quinoa 2 cups cooked red quinoa 8 ounces Thai peanut dressing 4 ripe avocados (size 60ct) 8 grilled chicken breasts (recipe below)

Combine the first ten ingredients (kale through quinoa) in a large mixing bowl and add Thai peanut dressing. Toss until salad is well-coated. Portion salad into serving dishes and garnish each plate with a diced ½ avocado and sliced chicken breast.

THAI PEANUT DRESSING

Makes 8 servings

¾ cup fresh ground creamy peanut butter ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar ¼ cup water 1 tablespoon of reduced sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons honey or agave nectar 1 ½ teaspoon fresh grated ginger 1 tablespoon sambal garlic-chili paste (optional) Whisk together the ingredients until well blended, adding a bit more water to thin out

the mixture as needed.

GINGER GARLIC CHICKEN

Makes 8 servings

1 ounce seasoned rice vinegar 3 cloves garlic 1-ounce fresh minced ginger 1 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1 ounce extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sesame oil 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts Whisk together all ingredients except chicken until well combined. Add chicken to the mixture; allow to marinate for 5-10 minutes then grill to an internal temp of 165°F. Per Serving: 620 calories, 23 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 530 mg sodium, 51 grams carbohydrates, 11 grams fiber, 16 grams sugar (less than teaspoon added sugar), 55 grams protein.

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 natural awakenings

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here are plenty of excellent reasons to get a dog, and among the companionship, cute photos, and responsibility, owning a fur baby can improve your health. Studies have shown that dogs help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce depression, stress, and anxiety; and even motivate you to exercise and help lose weight. A dog may, in reality, be your greatest workout partner.

Getting Fit with Your Dog

Working out with your dog, however, is not limited to walks around the neighborhood. There are so many great ways to get active with your pup!

SWIMMING Swimming is a great all-in-one workout that is especially beneficial for people or dogs with arthritis. Swimming is easy on the joints due to it being a low-impact sport. It works for various muscle groups, improves endurance, and strengthens the heart and lungs. Not all dogs love swimming, so start slow. Once they get adjusted, it’s a refreshing and fun way to break a sweat.

VISIT A DOG PARK

More of a workout for your dog than yourself, a dog park is still a great option. Taking your dog to the dog park can be as little or as challenging activity-wise as you want. You can run with your dog or play fetch/frisbee or just let your dog run around and socialize with the other dogs. Dog parks not only help keep your dog active but aid in their ability to be around other people and other dogs.

ROLLERBL ADING While most people may be wary of taking their dog rollerblading out of fear of injury, when done safely and correctly, rollerblading is an excellent dog workout. It helps teach your dog discipline in staying by your side and not pulling the leash while also increasing their heart rate more so than walking or hiking does. Rollerblading keeps a more normalized pace than running, adding consistency to the workout. 10

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DOGA Downward-dog just got a makeover. Doga incorporates your pet into Hatha yoga poses, for example, you recline in a comfortable pose with your legs bent over your dog’s torso. Classes are popping up all over the country, but while hiking and swimming up your dog’s heart rate, doga does not. Instead, doga is more for strengthening the bond between pet and owner and aiding in the relaxation of your pup.

HIKING If you live or vacation in an area that offers hiking opportunities, you’ve got one lucky dog. Dogs love to hike and be introduced to new scents and engage with other animals. You’ll need to keep a brisk enough pace to elevate your heart rate. Be aware of protecting your dog with flea and tick prevention and a Lyme vaccine if you are in an area where those bugs are prominent. The views and both uphill and downhill walking make hiking with your dog a fantastic workout.

A classic canine workout, frisbee can be a relaxed game at home, or your dog can join a “disc dog” team and participate in competitions. Frisbee is a fun way to get your dog outdoors and also train them on coordination.


LOCAL DOG PARKS NOLA City Bark The roomiest off the off-the-leash dog parks, City Bark is located in the heart of City Park and spans nearly five acres. The park opened in 2010 and features separate play areas for small and big dogs, water fountains, a walking trail, and even a dog washing station. There are, however, guidelines for gaining access such as applying for a permit, an annual registration fee and having your dog be up to date on vaccination, as well as being spayed or neutered. Wisner Dog Run Smaller than City Bark, but still off-leash, Wisner Dog Run offers about 8,500 square feet and opened in last 2013. It takes up part of the existing playground at the park off Laurel Street between Lyons and Upperline and provides benches, water fountains, and a fairway-like dirt run for the dogs.

water, Crescent Park Dog Run is a 1.4 mile, 20-acres spot at Crescent Park. There is a short dog run on the park’s eastern side and it is offlease. The Levee While not a traditional dog park, the levee is an open park close to lots of River Road traffic and the railroad track, but is one of the most scenic places to take your furry friend. Located along the Mississippi River, dogs are free to roam and interact with the most amount of people. The Levee also provides the most space for various workouts with your dog. The Levee is a must for dogs and owners alike.

A dog may, in reality, be your greatest workout partner.

Crescent Park Dog Run With its opening in 2014 along the Mississippi River bank in the By-

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Emergency Preparedness for Your Furry Friends

As hurricane season continues to sweep through North America and fires burn in the West, many people are preparing to evacuate their homes. An evacuation is already stressful enough – worrying about how to bring your pet safely with you can add even more strain. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you and your pet reach safety during any natural disaster evacuation.

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what to pack

You probably have an emergency kit stowed away for you, but what about your pet? The first step in preparation is to have a pet emergency kit with the basics that a pet needs in case of evacuation. Keep this pack in a dry, cool area that’s easy to reach. Whether you put it in your pack, your pet’s, or both, make sure to have plenty of bottled water and non-perishable food. Make sure your pets always have their tags, collars and up-to-date identification information. A pet’s tag should include basic information like their name and how to contact you. A copy of your pet’s up-to-date medical records should be kept in a waterproof container. It’s easiest to just keep them in a zip-locked plastic bag. Whenever the records are updated, replace the one in your emergency pack. Any medicine your pet may need. Disposable food and water dishes, as well as a week’s worth of canned or dry food. If you have a cat, bring litter. Garbage bag and disinfectant for easy cleanup. To keep your pets happy and comfortable, it’s always nice to have a blanket in your pack as well as a favorite toy or stuffed animal.


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keep your pet calm

An important part of pet emergency preparedness is knowing how to keep your pet calm and comfortable throughout the process. Pets can become distressed with changing routines, new environments, and new people and smells all around them. Make sure your pet has a familiar blanket or toy with them, and speak to them in reassuring tones. If you’re stressed, chances are your pet will feel that pressure as well. Special clothing items like ThunderShirts can also provide a calming sense if your pet is feeling nervous. There are also medications to help with anxiety in your pets, but make sure to consult with your veterinarian to see what is appropriate for your cat or dog.

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how to evacuate

In case of emergency it’s always best to have a clear, actionable plan in place for you and your pet. If you need to evacuate, you can look up local shelters that allow pets. Some of these may request that you reserve space in advance – when you become aware of a possible weather emergency in the forecast, be sure to contact shelters. Be sure to also have the contact information of your neighbors, your veterinarian, and emergency services in your area. Check out these tips from Ready.gov to help with your evacuation plan. It’s always best to be prepared and have every step written out ahead of time so that you’re not scrambling when an emergency happens.

PET CARRIER CANNED & DRY FOOD BOTTLED WATER LEASH, COLLARS & ID TAGS MEDICAL RECORDS MEDICATIONS SANITATION ITEMS TREATS AND TOYS

SOURCE: http://trupanion.com/blog/2017/09/petevacuation-tips/. Marissa knows almost every dog's name in the Trupanion office and is working on learning their owners' names.

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ASK THE LIFE COACH with Carla Robertson

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ircumstances in the world and my life feel overwhelming, and I’m having trouble connecting with joy. Do you have a solution? – Abigail

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bigail, I understand. We have so much more information now to process than even five or ten years ago. Due to social media, we are not merely limited to our family illnesses or losses, but also those of friends and acquaintances. The bombarding 24-hour news cycle seems inescapable and upsetting but at the same time, it is also ironically addictive. If we’re not tuned in, we feel like we might be missing something important, and we have less and less time to rest unless we actively prioritize it. Rest is part of what’s required to feel joy. If you’re on high alert all the time, there’s no space for the lighter, calmer emotion of ease-filled pleasure.

First, unplug and prioritize rest. Then what? Since this is the pet issue, try taking a cue from the animals around you. They are fantastic teachers of present moment awareness. Spending undistracted time with a furry being is a sure path to joy. What brings us joy with a pet is a connection that is judgmentfree–immersing in our senses, whether it is hearing sweet purring or petting soft fur, moving our bodies while we take our pet for a walk, playing, giving and receiving unconditional love, offering care and comfort, and receiving gratitude for it. Joy arises from simple experiences which are possible even when the world or our situation feels chaotically challenging. If animals are not your thing, choose other ways to immerse in the present moment, give and receive love, and give yourself a break from handling anything additional for at least a short while. The world and all its problems will still be there, and you’ll have more energy to actively engage if you give yourself permission to take a break and get some rest and furry snuggles.

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HOW DO YOU

YOUR CITY?

Apply for the Love Your City Awards! The New Orleans Regional Sustainability Committee invites organizations to demonstrate how they love our City at the Love Your City Awards Gala!

This annual event recognizes sustainable business champions for the City of New Orleans in the following categories:

FOOD ENERGY STORMWATER MANAGEMENT TRANSPORTATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION ARTS & CULTURE HOUSING

How are you supporting an economy that works for good in any of the above categories? How are you showing that social and environmental impact is the best strategy for economic development? We know you know companies, nonprofits, schools and others out there who are doing well by doing good. We want to hear about them and recognize their success! Share the competition and join us for the Love Your City Awards Gala on January 24th, 7:30-10pm at the Sheraton Hotel.  Applications are due by November 1st! Learn more at www.loveyourcitynola. com or contact Liz Shephard Liz@ mylifecity.com


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DENALI LANDER

enali Lander is Executive Director and founder of Youth Run NOLA. YRN was founded in 2010 as an after-school club in St. Bernard Parish and has flourished to an organization that serves more than 1,000 students at 35 public schools and six neighborhood parks. The youth of the program run more than 30,000 miles and log over 40,000 volunteer hours. Founder Denali states YRN was created to “get the kids' families and communities involved in running or fitness.” The program offers youth a positive, structured environment to build healthy habits, set and achieve goals and work in the community through an intensive eight-month training program.

Fit NOLA & Whole Foods Market together launched Healthy Heroes—a program to celebrate community members leading healthy efforts across New Orleans. Each month, residents are invited to nominate a Healthy Hero online at nola.gov/health-department/ fit-nola/healthy-hero/

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HOMEMADE DOG TREATS Homemade dog treats with just six ingredients for the base and two for the optional glaze will leave your furry friend happy and healthy. The treats include a dog’s favorite snack: peanut butter with the surprise of fall favorite pumpkin creating the ideal reward.

INGREDIENTS FOR THE BISCUIT:

FOR THE GLAZE:

1 cup pumpkin 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 eggs 1/4 cup oil 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 tablespoons of bacon grease, coconut oil, chicken fat, or any other fat that will solidify at room temperature, melted 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees Combine pumpkin, peanut butter, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Add in baking soda and whole wheat flour. Stir until a stiff dough forms. Knead dough or mix to incorporate flour fully. Roll out dough with a rolling pin and use a cookie cutter to cut out a shape of your choosing. Bake for 15 minutes. Whisk the glaze ingredients until very smooth Drizzle over the treats and cool until glaze hardens. Enjoy! Lindsay is the recipe developer, content creator, and food photographer behind Pinch of Yum, www.pinchofyum.com. Follow her on social media for Pinch Of Yum updates. 16

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5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants In Nola CAFÉ AMELIE

Located on Royal Street, Café Amelie is known for its delicious food, but more importantly for the free water and bacon it provides to its four-legged patrons. The restaurant features a landscaped courtyard and an extremely petfriendly staff.

THE BULLDOG

With a dog-friendly patio and one of the largest selections of draft beer, The Bulldog is a must for puppy pals. The food is traditional bar food, but the beer ranges from pilsners to sours in between. The Bulldog has misters and a hose to keep the dogs cool and dog bowls throughout the patio.

LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS BAR & RESTAURANT

The quintessential surfer’s restaurant and bar, Lucy’s serves tacos, burgers, a variety of seafood and specialty drinks, most famously the purple shark attack or the notorious scorpion shot. They also have a dog-friendly menu, and every Wednesday is Waggin’ Wednesday featuring specials like Lucy’s Puppy Popsicle. Dogs are welcome both inside and out.

PARKWAY TAVERN

Parkway Tavern has been serving authentic New Orleans cuisine for over 100 years while offering spacious outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. Parkway is also known for being a staple on all of President Obama’s visits to the Big Easy. With award-winning fried shrimp po'boys and smoked sausage sandwiches among many others, Parkway is a hit for humans and animals.

THE JOINT

Often regarded as the best barbeque in New Orleans, The Joint serves high-quality barbeque meats and sides, with a nice outdoor patio with dog bowls for the puppy patrons. Plus, for those who can’t finish the large portions, I’m sure your dog wouldn’t mind the leftovers from this stellar BBQ spot.

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TELL NOLA WHAT YOU’RE DOING! All calendar events must be received via email by the 10th of the month. Email calendar@nalamag.com for guidelines and to submit entries.

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DACHSHUND RACES AT OKTOBERFEST

B LU E CL IF F C O L L E GE

Die Hunde are coming!!! Join us at 3 pm on Saturday, October 20th at Oktoberfest, 1700 Moss Street to see the cutest race in New Orleans! Proceeds benefitting ARNO, Animal Rescue New Orleans. Register here: https:// animalrescueneworleans.org/dachshund-dash/

Massage Therapy Department, Continuing Education, CEU's for LMTs

OCTOBER 1314, 2018

Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Magnus Eklund, BCSI

NOVEMBER 911, 2018

Ortho-Bionomy: Exploration of Movement, Peggy Scott, Advanced Instructor

DECEMBER 1 & 2, 2018 Lymphatic Drainage, Tamika Dillon, CL

JANUARY 1921, 2019

Medi Cupping, Annie Garic, ACE

FEBRUARY 919, 2019

Beyond the Basics: Deep Tissue, John Chetta, LMT FOR INFORMATION: 504.293.0972 PeggyS@BlueCliffCollege.com OCTOBER 1, 2018

Water for People Big Easy Bash – 5:308:30pm. $40. 907 S Peters St, New Orleans. WaterForPeople.org Miss Pageant Pageant – 8-11pm. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St, New Orleans. MissPageant2018. BrownPaperTickets.com

OCTOBER 2, 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. 504-454-2000. Buy Right – 6pm. Also October 9th. $45, Members $25. Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans. PRCNO.org/ Event/Buy-Right

OCTOBER 3, 2018

Baby Artsplay – 9:30-10am. Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans. LongueVue. com Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Fall Celebration – 6-8pm. Pavillion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. PPGulfCoast.org/NOLACelebration Intro to Metalwork & Mig Welding – 6pm. New Orleans Airlift, 4557 N Rampart St, New Orleans. Info@NewOrleansAirlift.org Sound Healing at Strictly Salt of Metairie – 6-7pm. Sound healing supports the body, mentally, physically, and spiritually. When an organ or

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body part is healthy, it creates a natural resonant frequency in harmony with the rest of the body. $10 Suggested Donation. 3110 David Dr, Metairie. 504-517-2581 or StrictlySaltOfMetairie. com/Events

3rd Annual Beignet Fest – 10am6pm. City Park Festival Grounds, 4 Friedrichs Ave, New Orleans. BeignetFest.com

Conscious Aging Series: Bones – 2-4pm. Swan River Yoga, 2940 Canal Greenway Hip Hop Kickboxing St, New Orleans. SwanRiverYoga. – 6-7pm. Also October 10th. Lafitte com Greenway, 2101 St Louis St, New Ar t for Ar t ’s Sake – 5 -9pm. Orleans. LafitteGreenway.org M a g a z i n e S t , N ew O r l e a n s . OCTOBER 4, 2018 350 New Orleans General Meeting MagazineStreet.com – 6:30-8pm. First Unitarian Universalist A Haunted Affair – 7pm-12am. Church, 2903 Jefferson Ave, New New Orleans Opera Association, Orleans. 350NewOrleans.org 935 Gravier St, New Orleans. NewOrleansOpera.org OCTOBER 5, 2018 Friendship Friday – 8am-7pm. Book Mermaids & Mayhem – Army of the a session with us and bring along Dead Sea – 8pm-12am. Southport your friend for a free session. 3110 Hall, 200 Monticello Ave, New David Dr, Metairie. 504-517-2581 or Orleans. SirensOfNewOrleans.com StrictlySaltOfMetairie.com/Book

OCTOBER 7, 2018

Inclusion Day – 9am-11pm. Lighthouse Louisiana, 123 State St, New Orleans. PLadut@LighthouseLouisiana.org or 504899-4501 x 308.

UnderExposed – 5-8pm. New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans. NewOrleansPhotoAlliance.org

Kids Yoga – 4:30 -5:30pm. Also October 12th, 19th & 26th. $12 Drop In. 2521 Jena St, 2nd Fl, New Orleans. AshtangaYogaRoom.com

Community Meditation – 5-6pm. Also October 14th, 21st & 28th. FREE 2521 Jena St, 2nd Fl, New Orleans. AshtangaYogaRoom.com

6th Annual Greenway Soiree – 6-11pm. Cellar on St Louis, 2500 St Louis St, New Orleans. Info@LafitteGreenway. org

OCTOBER 9, 2018

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program – 12:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Candlelit Restorative Yoga with Hot Loss Program at Hannan Wellness. Stone Massage – 7:30-9:30pm. Wild Free. 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Dr, New Orleans. 504-454-2000. Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or 5th Annual Pink Cocktail Social – WildLotusYoga.com 6-8pm. $10. Lula Restaurant Distillery, Scales & Ales – 8-11pm. Audubon 1532 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St, NewOrleansMomsBlog.com New Orleans. AudubonNatureInstitute. New Moon Yoga: Rejuvenation org – 7:30-9:30pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, OCTOBER 6, 2018 New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride WildLotusYoga.com Day – 10am-6pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 2903 Jefferson Ave, OCTOBER 10, 2018 Beginners TaiChi – 6-7pm. A slow New Orleans. GNOPaganPride.com moving meditation & defensive martial J a p a n F e s t – 10 a m - 4 p m . $ 5 , art to help balance our energy within. NOMA Members Free. City Park, 1 Good for memory, strengthening the Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. lower body, and circulation in the JapanSocietyofNewOrleans.org fingers & toes. $10. 3110 David Dr, Metairie. 504-517-2581 or

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OCTOBER 12, 2018

M o o n l i g h t e r s – 6 :3 0 p m 12am. Pavillion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. MagicintheMoonlightNOLA.com Tikkun Olam: Repairing the Brokenness in the World and in Our Souls – 7:30pm. $15, Students $10, Members Free. C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans at Unitarian Universalist, 5212 S. Claiborne, New Orleans. JungNewOrleans.org

OCTOBER 13, 2018

E ncountering the Soul of the World – 10am-1pm. $45, Students $25, Members $35. C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans at Unitarian Universalist, 5212 S. Claiborne, New Orleans. JungNewOrleans.org Spirit of the Vieux Carré Patron Party & Gala – 6-10pm. Old Ursuline Convent Mus eum, 1100 Chartres St, New Orleans. VCCFoundation.org

OCTOBER 14, 2018

Snout by Snout west – 11am-4pm. Jef ferson Parish Westbank Animal Shelter, 2701 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey. Jacob@ JeffersonSPCA.org Belle Reve NOLA 25th Silver Anniversary Brunch & Tea Dance – 12-4pm. Audubon Te a R o o m , N e w O r l e a n s . BelleReveNOLA.org Yoga & Painting for Wellness – 2-5pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com

OCTOBER 16, 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. 504-454-2000. Appetite for Art – 6-9:30pm. Upturn Arts, 1719 Toledano St,


New Orleans. UpturnArts.org Fitness Fusion on Fulton – 6:30-8:30pm. Manning’s New Orleans, 519 Fulton St, New Orleans. FootprintstoFitness.com

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Wellness Wednesday Yoga – 6-7pm. Yoga means "unity". we practice yoga to unite the breath, the body and the mind. Yoga shows us how everything is connected. $10. 3110 David Dr, Metairie. 504-517-2581 or StrictlySaltOfMetairie. com/Events

OCTOBER 18, 2018

The ‘Tit Rex Parade Showfloat Auction – 6:30-10pm. $5 Entry. Mag’s 940, 940 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans. TitRexParade.com

OCTOBER 19, 2018

48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show – 10am-6pm. Also October 20th. Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd, Westwego.

OCTOBER 20, 2018

Zombie Run – 9am-1pm. Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar, 701 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans. NewOrleansZombieRun.com Kids Create! – 10-11am. Weather permitting. $5, Members Free. Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans. LongueVue.com Dachshund Races at Oktoberfest –34pm. Deutsches Haus, 1700 Moss St, New Orleans. AnimalRescueNewOrleans.org O What a Night! – 6-11pm. Ogden Museum, 925 Camp St, New Orleans. OgdenMuseum.org/O-What-A-Night

OCTOBER 21, 2018

Ashtanga Yoga Demonstration & Education Session 11:00am – 12:00pm. Free. 2521 Jena St, 2nd Fl, New Orleans. AshtangaYogaRoom.com Youth Painting Workshop – 2-4pm. $35. Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans. LongueVue. com

OCTOBER 23, 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.

WildLotusYoga.com HallowBEAN: Krewe of Red Beans Fundraiser – 5pm-12am. Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans. RedBeansParade.com Critter Cinema – 6pm. Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd, New Orleans. LA-SPCA.org Vampire Magic with Joe Dalgo – 6:308pm. Potions, Bourbon St. Boutique-DuVampyre.MyShopify.com

Rewire: A Therapeutics Workshop w/ Alicia Rambo – 3-5pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com

OCTOBER 30, 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.

OCTOBER 28, 2018

Funhouse on the Pier – 1-6pm. Crescent Park Mandeville Wharf, 2300 N Peters St, New Orleans. TogetherWeNOLA.com

OCTOBER 24, 2018

Te a L e a f R e a d i n g Wo r k s h o p & Halloween Party – 6-7pm. An entertaining evening of learning about reading tea leaves. Come in your halloween costume and enjoy some tricks and treats! 3110 David Dr, Metairie. 504-517-2581 or StrictlySaltOfMetairie. com/Events

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New Orleans Vampire Salon – 10pm3am. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St, New Orleans. EndlessNight.com

OCTOBER 27, 2018

On the Heels of Hope – 11am-3pm. $65. Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans. OmicronLambdaOmega. org Conscious Connected Breathing w/ Jack Fontana – 2:30-5pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown, 4842 Perrier St, New Orleans. 504-899- 0047 or

BEIGNET FEST October 6, 2018 The third Annual Beignet Fest is on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Festival Grounds at New Orleans City Park. From traditional sweet treats covered in powdered sugar to savory options bursting with seafood, cheese and more, Beignet Fest will feature different beignet dishes from some of New Orleans' best restaurants and food trucks. In true NOLA style, the free festival also features live music performances, a Kid's Village, Artist Market and a VIP Experience. Proceeds from Beignet Fest benefit the Tres Doux Foundation, which makes grants to nonprofits serving children with developmental delays.

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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. 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 – 11am. 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504.899.3390. 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 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. Yin Yoga – 5-6pm. Gentle, restorative yoga: Long holds. Deep stretching. Props. Yoga newbies encouraged! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com

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Self Defense Open Palm System 5:307:30pm. 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 Compost NOW–4-5:30pm. Free. Pyung Soo Do – Open Palm System Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, and become more confident in your coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, own physical prowess and confidence. nut shells, seed shells, plain bread, Monthly classes. 18 & up. First time grains, and rice. No meat, bones, or registration fee of $45 includes uniform. dairy. Bring in a paper or compostable Goldring-Woldenberg JCC, 3747 W bag or a reusable container and Esplanade Ave, Metairie. Contact Leon freeze your scraps. Children’s Resource at leonmolinario@gmail.com or 504Library. 442-7346. Children Karate Class – 5-5:45pm. Yoga in the Cathedral – 5:30-6:30pm. Also Wednesday. First class free. 8132 Bring your own mat. Free (donations Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei accepted.) Christ Church Cathedral, King Lam 504.866.2241. 2919 St Charles Ave, New Orleans.

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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 M a t s & M a rg a r i t a s – 6 : 3 0 7:30pm. $10. La Casita on The Patio, 845 Carondelet St, New Orleans. Fo o t p r i n t sTo F i t n e s s . c o m / M a t s Margaritas.

Flowering Lotus Mindfulness Meditation Group – 7-8:30pm. Donation. Flowering Lotus Meditation and Retreat Center, 627 Opelousas Ave, Algiers Point. FloweringLotusMeditation. org

tuesday

Yogalates at Duncan Plaza – 5:306:30pm. 343-349 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 FootprintsToFitness.com/Yogalates-atthe-Plaza HIIT at the Peristyle – 6-7:30pm. All levels. Bring a water bottle and a friend. Free. Peristyle in City Park. Nor thshore 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 Filipino Martial Arts Beginners Class – 7-8pm. First class free. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei King Lam 504.866.2241.

wednesday

Beginners Tai Chi Class – 9:3010:30am & 7-8pm. First class free. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei King Lam 504-866-2241 Qi-Gym – 10-11am. $10 Donation. First Class Free. Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center. 3900 General Taylor St, New Connected Warriors Yoga –12-1pm. Orleans. BrainHeartBalance.com or Higher Power Yoga and Cycle, 514 504-309-0002. City Park Ave. Free Yoga for Veterans, Gentle Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. Free. Service members, active, military, and Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave. their friends and family. Prayer and Healing – 11am. Unity Young Yogis – 3:45-4:30pm. Fun, of New Orleans Spiritual Center, playful class for kids 4 to 8 years old to 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. strengthen their bodies with yoga poses UnityNewOrleans.org and learn to focus and center themselves with breathing and meditation. Music, Compost NOW – 12:30-2pm. Free. games, and stories complete the mind- Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, body connection. Led by Heidi, a certified coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut Kidding Around yoga instructor and shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, experienced elementary school teacher. and rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. $49/six classes; $10 drop-in. Transform Bring in a paper or compostable bag NOLA. 8509 Oak St, New Orleans. or a reusable container and freeze your 985.640.2648. TransformNOLA.com scraps. Behind Latter Library/Friends of NOPL 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

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Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org Wellness Wednesdays: Ideal Protein – 5-5:30pm. Majoria Drug Store, 888 Terry Parkway, Terrytown. 504-3921551. melissa@majoria.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. 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 Taoism Discussion – 7pm. Join Rev Jack Fowler. Love offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-885-7575. 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.


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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. 985-4670900 or dc@affordablehealingarts.com Self Defense Open Palm System –5:307:30pm. 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. Monthly classes. 18 & up. First time registration fee of $45 includes uniform. Goldring-Woldenberg JCC, 3747 W Esplanade Ave, Metairie. Contact Leon at leonmolinario@gmail.com or 504-4427346.

friday

Care, 1604 Justin Rd, Metairie. Call or email for enrollment form: 504-832-9247; NewOrleans@ Tiny Trees – 10-10:30am. Simple, CentralBarkUSA.com animated poses, games, music, breathing, Level Up Intermediate Yoga and meditation are all a part of this sweet, – 11am-12:15pm. A challenging fun, class designed especially for you and practice to bring you to the next your child. One adult can attend with up to level! Arm balances. Backbends. two children, ages 1 to 3. $49/six classes; Inversions. 95 degrees. Come be $10 drop-in. Transform NOLA. 8509 playful and learn to fall in style! Oak St, New Orleans. 985-640-2648. Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New TransformNOLA.com Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail. Happier Hour Wine Tasting – 5-7pm. com. YesYogaNOLA.co Free. Spirit Wine, 3500 Magazine St, First Position Adult Beginners New Orleans. Class – 11:30am-12:30pm. Live Jammin' Community Hot Quickie – Oak Dance, 8204 Oak St, New 5:30-6:30pm. Bikram-style class to music. Orleans. ChristynLiveOakDance@ Live DJ and Oak St. Happy Hour on the gmail.com fourth Friday of every month! Donation suggested. Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com. YesYogaNOLA.co

Strength Palace – 2-3pm. Nopressure 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.

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New Orleans Spiritual Awakening Group – 6-9pm. New Orleans Spiritual Awakening Group sponsored b y H o m e w a rd B o u n d S e r v i c e s . May Wen. Broadmoor Ar ts 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 Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 6-7:15pm. Free. bring. Popp's Bandstand, in front of Morning Call in City Park. 56 Dreyfous drive. Bring a mat, a water bottle, and a friend. Cardio Blast at Duncan Plaza – 5:306:30pm. 343-349 Loyola Ave, New Orleans. FootprintsToFitness.com/CardioBlast

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.

saturday

Yoga on the Bayou – 8:30-9:30am. Yoga Lagniappe, 3700 Orleans Ave, New Orleans. YogaLagniappe.com

Northshore Table Tennis Club – 9:30am-12:30pm. $5 per session. Abita Recreation District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, Northshore Table Tennis Club – 6:30- Abita Springs. 9:30pm. $5 per session. Abita Recreation Yoga and Guided Meditation –10District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, Abita Springs. 11:30am. Yoga nidra with Katrina Zech. Infinite Health Intention Board Workshop $15 donation. Unity of New Orleans – 6:30-8:30pm. Every 2nd Thursday. $47. Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center New Orleans. UnityNewOrleans.org – 3900 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste 204 Inner Flow Yoga – 10am. Enhances – Metairie. Lenae.Goolsby@gmail.com, lymphatic flow, digestion, immunity, YourInfiniteHealth.com balance, and relaxation. Great for Health & Wellness Net work of beginners! $10. The Esplanade at City Commerce Meeting – 6:30-8pm. Every Park Yoga Studio, 3443 Esplanade Ave, 4th Thursday. Free for Members, $20 2nd Fl, New Orleans, LA. Online, $25 Door. Register for head count Compost NOW – 10:30-12pm. Free. for the refreshments and check-in. Infinite Accept fruits and vegetables scraps, Health Integrative Medicine Center, 3900 coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, nut Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Suite 204, shells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and Metairie. Lenae.Goolsby@gmail.com, rice. No meat, bones, or dairy. Bring in a HWNCC.com paper or compostable bag or a reusable Peaceful Mamas Monthly Class for Busy container and freeze your scraps. Rosa Moms – 7:45-9:15pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Keller Library. Uptown. 504-899-0047. TeamLotus@ Puppy Power Hour – 11am-12pm. Free WildLotusYoga.com. WildLotusYoga.com hour of socialization and play for puppies under 1 year. Central Bark Doggy Day

Autumn Zen Retreat

Friday, November 2nd – Sunday, November 4th

Learn about the benefits of meditation as it pertains to stress, anxiety, energy, and ego with Zen instructor, Buddhist Monk Thich Thien Tri. Cushions, books, notebooks and food will be provided. For more information or to register, email zenandmindfamily@gmail.com* or call Kelly of Thriving Wellness Reiki at 504-609-1256.

RETREAT FEE $125 / $75 Student Rate Zen & Mind Family Center 13152 Chef Menteur Hwy. • New Orleans *Detailed scheduled will be emailed upon registration.

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