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Natural Health . Those words are thrown around so much now, do we even know what they mean anymore? This year, we have run issues on healthy eating, meditation, and fitness— many different aspects of natural health. For this issue, I wanted to focus on natural healthcare. I asked my team for pieces on home remedies, the root of disease, alternative therapies and integrative health—let’s get the conversation going on what are some other, or additional, options available to us. Integrative and functional medicines are becoming more mainstream every day, and we are excited to feature several M.D.s that have taken this approach in their practices. Integrative Medicine is the healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person, including their lifestyle, as well as all of the mental, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. It opens the door to a wide range of treatments and puts the emphasis back on the patient-practitioner relationship. To me, it represents the beginning of an evolution, and I find it very exciting that the medical field is beginning to open its doors to treating not just the problem or the physical self, but everything that makes up a person as a human being. Tibetan practice teaches that people get sick when a person's physical, psychological and spiritual well-being

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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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5 DIS ’N NAT AYURVEDA 6 For Acid Reflux 7 BENEFITS OF PUMPKIN Healthy Cookie Recipe

STRESS 8 Tips & Tricks

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INFLAMMATION 10 The Root Of Disease? BENEFITS 12 THE OF CBD Crystal Nugent

JORDAN'S TAKE 5 15 Integrative Health Professionals In Nola

15 ECO BURIAL LifeCity

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DEPARTMENTS 19 lagniappe 7 health briefs 20 ongoing calendar 9 recipe for 23 the marketplace success 18 calendar


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HEALTH REMEDIES

1. Iron-rich foods for anemia 2. Green tea for anxiety 3. Liquid chlorophyll for body odor 4. Gelatin for arthritis pain 5. Apple cider vinegar for pimples and hiccups 6. Peppermint oil for headaches 7. Vitamin C and fish oil for asthma 8. Yogurt for bad breath 9. White willow bark for fever and pain 10. Foxglove for heart ailments 11. Vitamin D for period pain 12. Cranberry juice for urinary tract infections 13. Vodka for foot odor 14. Coconut water for hangovers

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nations today are chronically ill, usually with arthritis, heart disease, diabetes or high

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With its antitumor effect and ability to amplify the death of tumor cells in both colon cancer and leukemia as well as the potential to stop the spread of cancer cells in cervical cancer cells, Cannabidiol (CBD) is

proving valuable in the treatment of cancer. https://www.canabomedicalclinic.com /5-health-benefits-cbd-oils/

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/sophiamoore/top-14-simple-natural-healthremedies-that-still-1gyza

1 cup of air-popped popcorn contains more antioxidants, in the form of polyphenols, which improve and help digestion more than the average fruit or vegetable.

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The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease.

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How to Treat Acid Reflux/GERD through Ayurveda By Catherine Robbins, BSc, AHP, PKS, KYTA

of equal parts Cumin, Coriander and Fennel dissolved in hot water offers a great relief. Drinking this tea with all your meals is a proactive approach to acid reflux, and it tastes delicious! Another ancient formula called Hingwastika taken as a Takra, a lightly spiced yogurt drink, (1/2 tsp herbs in ½ cup warm water and 2 Tbl plain yogurt) is another excellent treatment for GERD. Whatever GI ailment is plaguing you, it is wise to seek out a trained Ayurvedic practitioner that can help you determine your doshic makeup and your specific doshic imbalances, so you can begin your healing journey. ----Catherine Robbins, a New Orleans Local, is the owner and founder of Herbs to Live by. She provides Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations, Ayurvedic Bliss treatments & Pancha Karma and she has her own Herbal Apothecary where she creates individualized formulas for her clients. Visit http:// herbstoliveby.com for more information.

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o you suffer from Acid Reflux disease? Do you habitually take over-the-counter antacids or have a prescription for the highly popular “proton pump inhibitors” (PPIs) such as Omeprazole (Prilosec) or the older histamine H2 receptor agonists (H2As) such as Famotidine (Pepcid)? Recent studies show these can contribute to small-intestinebacterial-overgrowth, chronic kidney disease and dementia. In truth, these medications shut down the cascade of enzymes that help us digest and absorb micro-nutrients from our food, and, although they can alleviate the symptoms of heartburn, their long-term use is now avoided. Enter Ayurveda, the ancient medical system of India which teaches: "Everything is a medicine for someone, nothing is the medicine for everyone." This explains why most people battle side effects from their western medications. According to Ayurveda, we are all unique individuals and our medicine should also be individualized. In Ayurveda, the three physio-psycho-spiritual energies that govern all life are known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata is the only mobile dosha so it governs all motion in the body from physical exercise to the movement of thoughts in the mind. When we take PPIs or H2As, we inhibit Vata in the stomach by inhibiting the movement of the acid needed to activate the enzymes throughout the digestive tract. If Vata remains inhibited at this level for a very long time, all Vata in the body can be inhibited leading to constipation. If Vata remains disturbed because of taking these medications, then even the movement of thought can become inhibited (confusion/dementia). Pitta is the only hot dosha and it governs all transformation in the body, chemical as well as physical. When we take PPIs and H2As, we can see how the Pitta needed to digest the food into micronutrients is perverted. The food then putrefies in the body and can lead to SIBO, excess heat, loose stools and weight gain. Kapha governs structure and stability in the body and if micronutrients are not available in the right part of the GI tract, they won’t get absorbed leading to weakness in the body and mind and depletion of one’s good Kapha. Ayurveda recommends turning to your kitchen for the proper treatment for Gastroesophageal reflux disease. A simple tea made 6

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Health Benefits of

PUMPKIN One of the pinnacle flavors of fall, pumpkin floods the fall season in all forms of treats. This plump, nutritious orange plant, however, is more than just a Halloween decoration or Thanksgiving pie filling.



Pumpkin is a highly nutrient-dense food that is rich in both vitamins and minerals but with a low-calorie count.



The potassium contained within pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure



The antioxidants in pumpkin could help prevent degenerative damage to the eyes





Pumpkin is also one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene, which can help reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, offer protection against asthma, and heart disease, as well as delay aging and body degeneration Pumpkin also can help prevent diabetes and heart disease and promote a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and a healthful body mass index

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Is stress on your mind? Trust us; you are not alone. Most Americans are suffering from moderate to high pressure, with 44 percent reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past five years. When an individual becomes stressed, both their mental and physical health suffers. Stress manifests physically both acutely and chronically such as prolonged muscle tension that can trigger headaches or soreness. The respiratory system is also affected, making it harder to breathe, which often leads to panic attacks and hyperventilation.

Being stressed has become a societal norm and can be challenging to manage in healthy ways. Despite the overwhelming feelings, stress is beatable. Here are a few ways to reduce stress and live a happier life. When your body/mind is telling you that you are stressed—listen 1newest and do something you like. Whether it be a solo hike, watching the Netflix original, or Face Timing your dog, do something that you enjoy.

commonly used stress-reduction technique is music. Some 2Aindividuals play or sing music while others listen. 3Eliminate small/simpler tasks that you can manage efficiently. Breathe. Being stressed is difficult and can feel all-encompassing, 4 but remember you aren’t alone. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to reduce stress levels. Exercise! Exercise benefits your mind just as well as your body. 5 Even a brief workout during a stressful period can provide relief for several hours. And always remember, the best cure is laughter. Forcing yourself to smile and laugh instantly relieves pressure and causes stress to 6 fade into the background.

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OCSHNER EAT FIT

Blackened Tuna

RECIPE PROVIDED BY LA THAI UPTOWN | MAKES 1 SERVING

INGREDIENTS 6 ounces sushi-grade tuna ¼ teaspoon salt-free or low-sodium Cajun seasoning blend 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon wasabi lime aioli (recipe below) 1 teaspoon sweet soy reduction (recipe below) 1 green onion, finely chopped 3 sprigs cilantro 1 lime, quartered ½ teaspoon sriracha sauce

BLACKENED TUNA Coat tuna with seasoning. Coat pan with olive oil and sear tuna on high heat. Slice very thin and set aside. Drizzle with a tablespoon of soy reduction. Garnish with tomatoes, onion, cilantro and lime, and drizzle plate with sriracha sauce.

SWEET SOY (makes a larger batch; can store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks) In a small pot over medium heat, combine one cup soy sauce and ¼ cup sugar. Stir and reduce until it reaches syrup-like consistency.

Per serving: 370 calories, 17 grams fat, 2.5 grams saturated fat, 16 grams carbohydrates, 420 mg sodium, 5 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar, 40 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

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Is INFLAMMATION the Root of Disease? By: Jordan Figueredo

Inflammation has long been a well-known symptom of many infectious diseases. In fact, modern research shows that chronic inflammation may be the common factor not only infectious in nature but in also cancers and autoimmune disorders.

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nflammation is part of the immune response and depends both on the physical actions of white blood cells and the chemicals that they produce: antibodies, cytokines, and so forth. Immunologists describe inflammation as dependent on two basic processes: Innate Immunity and Adaptive Immunity. Innate Immunity, the body's first line of defense, depends on physical barriers (skin, eyelashes) to prevent invading pathogens, and granulocytes to seek out and destroy the offending microbes. Adaptive Immunity is directed specifically at microbes that have invaded the body previously. As pathogens are eliminated, suppressor T cells turn down the inflammatory response, so the regeneration of tissue can begin. Acute inflammation starts suddenly but dissipates after a couple of days, such as with a sore throat, acute bronchitis, or acute sinusitis. Chronic inflammation, however, can stick around for months and even years. Chronic inflammation occurs if the source of inflammation is not removed. Some diseases associated with chronic

inflammation include asthma, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation can be caused by poor dietary choices and sedentary lifestyles. When we consume toxin-packed food and expose our bodies to environmental toxins, our immune system is impacted. When the body is burdened with the toxins for extended periods of time, the toxins build up in the body and turn on an immune response that stays in a highly reactive state. Triggering foods include but are not limited to trans-fats, hydrogenated fats, sugar, refined carbohydrates, conventional animal products, and conventional dairy. Environmental triggers are food pollutants, toxic metals such as mercury, lack of sleep, and stress. Other causes of inflammation include dysbiosis which is an imbalance of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract, and food allergies or sensitivities and H pylori. Not treating inflammation can lead to early signs of aging, increased susceptibility to infection, cancer, acid reflux, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, candidiasis, urinary tract infections, skin conditions, diabetes, and bronchitis. Growing evidence suggests that diseases with an inflammatory component can be treated through physical exercise, rather than pharmacology with physical activity changing the circulating levels of insulin, insulin-related pathways, inflammation, and immunity. Reducing inflammation can be done by introducing your body to an antiinflammatory diet as well as reducing stress through daily meditation and mindfulness, getting tested for food allergies, getting at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep per night, and including light to moderate exercise in your weekly routine. While some dietary changes are more difficult than others when reducing inflammatory foods, it is necessary to reduce chronic pain and benefit your overall health. By increasing an intake of anti-inflammatory foods and incorporating other natural remedies into your routine, you will not only feel better but also look better. 

SOURCES: https://bodyecology.com/articles/inflammation_cause_of_disease_ how_to_prevent.php https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/Inflammation_A_ unifying_theory_of_disease https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3492709


25 BEST inflammation-fighting foods 1. BLUEBERRIES 2. BONE BROTH 3. APPLES 4. RASPBERRIES 5. ARUGULA 6. PISTACHIOS 7. SPINACH 8. GARLIC 9. TUMERIC 10. TOMATOES 11. CACAO 12. BRUSSELS SPROUTS 13. GINGER 14. GRASS-FED MEAT 15. ROOIBOS TEA 16. OLIVE OIL 17. PASTURED EGGS 18. COLLAGEN 19. DANDELION 20. ROSE WATER 21. MUSHROOMS 22. THYME 23. CHIA SEEDS 24. CAULIFLOWER 25. LEMONS

Dr. Rebekah Byrne’s integrative medicine practice at Tulane provides a personalized approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Employing a strategy that considers the patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances, she uses the most appropriate interventions from an array of scientific disciplines to heal illness and disease and help people regain and maintain optimum health. She practices at the Tulane Uptown location and does accept some insurances.

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coverstory The CBD Store located at 3613 Magazine St. was the first storefront in the City to specifically carry CBD. Visit the store for a variety of CBD products including bath bombs, skin creams, and pet treats.

The Benefits of

CBD By: Crystal Nugent

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o you lie awake late at night mouthing the words “what the heck is wrong with me?” You are not the only one. Sleeplessness, anxiety? Well, welcome to the world of Crystal! I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a teenager — it affected my sleep, mood, relationships, immune system and my overall physical and mental health. I needed something to help relieve the constant stress taking a toll on my body. At the time, prescription medication was the only option my mother and doctors knew and had available, so I have taken a variety of prescriptions over my lifetime. My anxiety would build up and get so bad at times I would pass out — that’s right a complete pass out and blackout. My doctor had me taking general anxiety medications, and I also took Klonopin. I never liked the way it made me feel like a zombie or hermit crab. I never wanted to do anything or see anyone. It’s as if the medications made me shelter myself from life in hopes of not having to deal with my anxiety. It’s not the best way to live your life that’s for sure, and I know I am not alone. According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 13 people globally suffers from anxiety. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness

in the United States, affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older, or 18.1 percent of the population every year. Earlier this year, my friend Rachael told me to try Cannabidiol for my anxiety. Rachael was using CBD for her Crohn’s disease and claimed to be having such incredible success. After she explained a little bit about CBD, I decided to try it. CBD is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits but does not affect people with the same “high” feeling experienced when consuming Marijuana. CBD can even actually counteract the psycho activity of THC. The fact that CBDrich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive made it appealing, and the more I researched, I realized that I had nothing to lose in trying it out. At first, I foolishly went online and ordered some different options, and they didn’t work. Speaking to Rachael again I ordered what she was using and BOOM by the end of the first week using it I was able to stop taking all my medications. It gave me such clarity in my mind; I was able to deal with my anxiety and move on. For those of you that suffer from the wicked witch of anxiety, you can relate to never being able to get over the anxiety of every little decision or action you take. I felt like this is how I

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should have been living all along. U.S. government-funded research proves the CBD helps relieve inflammation, chronic pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, Multiple Sclerosis, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy and other neurological disorders. It also helps people with a wide range of conditions and without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the U.S. as well. Once I overcame that massive obstacle in my life and seeing firsthand how CBD changed my life I knew I had to bring awareness to everyone around me. I knew I had to open up stores and educate people on the possibilities of using CBD to improve their quality of life. I opened up the very first storefront in the city to specifically carry CBD. I quickly learned that our community was waiting for something like this. We have customers that hug us and thank us for being there for them; it’s even more rewarding than I ever hoped. Customers with all types of ailments are coming back for their refills and express to me how they have finally found the relief they never could with prescription drugs. The best part is you don’t have to have a prescription card to purchase CBD. Now, I am opening my second location on Veterans Boulevard in Metairie and am excited to bring it to all the people that weren’t able to come to the city to purchase CBD and help Orleans and Jefferson Parishes benefit from the natural power of CBD. • --Crystal Nugent is the owner of Your CBD Store located at 3613 Magazine Street. A second location is opening November 3rd at 6824 Veterans Boulevard in Metairie. Visit cbdrx4u.com for more information.

"Once I overcame that massive obstacle in my life and seeing firsthand how CBD changed my life I knew I had to bring awareness to everyone around me. I knew I had to open up stores and educate people on the possibilities of using CBD to improve their quality of life."

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ounded in 2013 by LeNae Goolsby, JD and Trip Goolsby, MD, Infinite Health Integrative Medicine’s niche expertise is taking the integrative approach as it applies to health optimization, longevity (anti-aging), and regenerative medicine with the core purpose of empowering the community to take their health back. Specifically, Infinite Health takes a individualized 6 Pillar Approach to care that encompasses each patientpartner’s:

1. Genomic Precision 2. Nutritional habits 3. Physical fitness and exercise routine (or lack thereof) 4. Metabolic and hormonal optimization (BHRT) 5. Regenerative stem cell therapies 6. Mind-Body Connection via Infinite Health’s proprietary Empowered Medicine program

ur patient-partners come to us for a variety of reasons, such as: Stress, Anxiety, Diabetes, Depression, Fatigue, Hormonal Imbalance, ED / Painful Intercourse / Lack of Desire, Weight Gain and Fibromyalgia. Our patient-partners willing to put their effort into taking their health back are the ones who overcome diabetes, eliminate dependence on harmful prescription medications, experience a greater overall satisfaction with life because they are able to mitigate stress, achieve greater focus, lose the weight, even have more fulfilling relationships at their home and in their careers. The experience can be amazingly transformative for the right patient-partner.

For more information about Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center and/ or to schedule an initial consultation visit www.YourInfiniteHealth.com LENAE GOOLSBY LeNae.Goolsby@gmail.com 337.936.2444

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INTEGRATIVE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN NEW ORLEANS Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Whereas conventional medicine manages illness through pharmaceuticals and surgery, integrative health and wellness include evidence-based, natural, and less invasive therapies such as lifestyle and dietary changes.

1. DR. IRENE SEBASTIAN, MD, PH.D.

Dr. Sebastian found alternative medicine through efforts to find relief from various medical complaints that conventional medicine did not treat. She has been studying homeopathy for 20 years and currently runs the New Orleans Integrative Medicine practice. She uses an integrated approach of homeopathy, functional medicine, and nutrition as well as conventional medicine.

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2. DR. REBEKAH BYRNE, MD, MPH

Dr. Byrne is a family medicine physician who completed fellowship training in integrative medicine and is also a certified practitioner from the Institute for Functional Medicine. She sees patients of all ages for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Byrne is interested in evidence-based integrative and functional medicine, women’s health, nutrition, mind-body medicine, and educating medical students in these areas. She practices at the Tulane Uptown Multispecialty Clinic.

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3. LENA SENDIK, MPH, FOUNDER & CEO

Lena Sendik is an experienced Public Health professional with a background in several aspects of health care and runs Balance Integrative Health. Her practice offers acupuncture, shakuju chiryo which is needle-less acupuncture. Balance Integrative Health also provides various types of massage from traditional to CranioSacral, Thai Yoga, nutritional consultations, wellness consults, traditional Chinese medicine, facial rejuvenation, and other integrative practices to help body and soul.

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4. SARAH GALOS, ARWEN PODESTA & SARAH MASON

With a background as a business administrator and manager, Galos has worked in multiple medical clinic settings. Arwen Podesta is board-certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Forensic Psychiatry. Sarah Mason, RN, worked in primary care and managed the community clinic at Odyssey House. Together, these three women run The Well. Their mission is to amend systemic deficiency between mental and physical health care by bringing providers of different specialties under one roof to offer complete treatment for patients.

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5. DR. HENRY J. “TRIP” GOOLSBY, III, MD

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his issue discusses natural living - but what about what happens to us after life? Garden of Memories has become the first funeral home and cemetery to offer green burial services in the State of Louisiana and is a certified green business with LifeCity. What we call a green burial today was known as a traditional burial up until the 20th century. In a green funeral, the deceased does not undergo embalming with toxic chemicals. Instead, the body remains in its natural state, and only biodegradable materials are used such as a natural-fiber shroud. There is no concrete vault or plastic liner placed around the casket, so the body is in direct contact with the earth. Nature, the gift God has given us, is intended to shelter us during our lifetime, and again after we no longer inhabit our bodies. Our bodies may be recycled into new life when our lives come to an end. Nature doesn’t create waste; when we bury our bodies without anything that inhibits the natural process, our body becomes one with the earth, with nature, and thus with God. Green burials invite families to participate in age-old customs that reflect the path of our ancestors. Typically, preparing the body by bathing, anointing, shrouding in a simple biodegradable shroud, participating in grave decoration and the burial process itself, are practices included in a green burial. These practices honor the dead while healing the living and are a natural way of transitioning from this world to the next. Whatever your spiritual beliefs, if you seek to live a natural life even when that life comes to an end, this is one way to leave a positive mark on the planet. Contact Ryan Pierce at Garden of Memories for more information about green burials: 504-330-2510.

Dr. Goolsby is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and is a certified elite health/age management provider. He has been leading the way in patient-centric health care for over 25 years. He launched Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, an elite, precision-medicine integrative practice, with a focus on health optimization, longevity, and regenerative medicines in 2013.

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Hold your next event or meeting in a cozy, upscale cottage in Covington, just across the Causeway. Entertain in style at this hidden gem with large windows, full bar and table set-up available.

• Holiday Parties • Family Gatherings • Wedding Events • Baby Showers • Business Meetings For Booking Availability: Call 985.867.8383 1141 Lee Rd, Covington LA 70433

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WE CARRY CBD OIL!

Springs of Life Health Food store in downtown Covington offers a unique variety of organic supplements, nut butters, smoothie mixes, and more, like our food coop has been serving the community for more than 30 years.

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erving New Orleans since 1994, the Green Project's mission is to promote a culture of creative reuse by diverting usable materials from landfills and cultivating respect for their value. Through a salvage store, paint recycling program, environmental education, and community empowerment, the Green Project diverts 40,000 gallons of paint from wetlands, reclaims 2 million pounds of materials from the landfill and educates over 700 students and residents every year. After a three-year hiatus, the project announced the opening of ticket sales for annual fundraiser Salvations Gala + Auction. The event returns to a new venue—City Park’s Arbor Room at Popp Fountain—on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The evening event will begin with a Patron Party at 6 pm followed by the main event from 7-10pm. The gala includes a Salvage Design Competition, silent auction, raffle, locally crafted food, an open bar and live music. Anchoring the event is a Salvage Design Competition, which brings together over 20 local designers and teams to create furniture, lighting and functional art out of salvage materials, demonstrating that reclaimed goods have value. This year over 35 unique pieces will be juried, awarded top prizes and auctioned to the community in support of both the Green Project and the designers. This year’s jury panel includes Amanda Stone Talley (Amanda Stone Talley Art), Amanda Winstead (Amanda Winstead Fine Art) and Rohit Sood (Holly + Smith Architects). The gala aims to elevate a culture of creative reuse by highlighting the beauty of salvage materials and the talent of local designers, artists and makers. The furniture, lighting and art born out of the Salvage Design Competition are not only one-of-a-kind, but they are sustainable— reducing the amount of energy used to create new products while also supporting the artisan economy. Community members can purchase tickets, view the pieces and place bids at www.501auctions.com/Salvations.

For more information about the event, please visit www. salvationsdesigns. com. To see this year’s Salvage Design Competition participants, please visit www.salvationsdesigns. com/2018-competition.

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Join us with @Queen Bee Fertility's Kaci McGuire on November 17 from 5-6pm as she teaches how to improve your chances of healthy conception, pregnancy and baby by making specific lifestyle changes. Whether you are trying to conceive "naturally" or with medical technology, (hormones, IUI, IVF, ICSI) preparing for conception with mind/body work has been proven to increase live birth rates.

BLUE CLIFF COLLEGE Massage Therapy Department, Continuing Education, CEU's for LMTs NOVEMBER 9-11, 2018

WHERE: Strictly Salt, 3110 David Dr, Metairie. FOR MORE INFO: StrictlySaltofMetairie.com

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

first CBD store in Jefferson Parish! 6824 Veterans Blvd, Metairie. 504-702-8989.

DECEMBER 1 & 2, 2018

Falconry Presentation – 10:30-11:30am. $12. Woodlands Trail & Park 449 F Edward Hebert Blvd, Belle Chasse. WoodlandsConservancy. NetworkForGood.com

DECEMBER 8-10, 2018,

Algiers Folk Art Fest – 11am-7pm. Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum, 207 Leboeuf St, New Orleans. FolkArtZone.org

Lymphatic Drainage, Tamika Dillon, CL

MediCupping Certification, Annie Garic, ACE Educator

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

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Bayou Bacchanal – 12pm. 147 Carondelet St, New Orleans. BayouBacchanal.Ticketbud.com 3rd Annual Second Line for Equal Justice – New Orleans. OPDLA.org Dirty South Yoga Fest – 4-9pm. Also November 4th. Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St, New Orleans. DirtySouthYogaFest.com

Flowering Lotus Meditation and Retreat Center All Day. Through November 11th. Cultivating a Fierce and Gentle Heart a Zen Meditation Retreat with Rev. Michaela O’Connor Bono. Flowering Lotus Meditation and Retreat Center, 204 S Clark St, Magnolia, MS. FloweringLotusMeditation. org or Evolved812@aol.com. Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer – 6-11pm. Champions Square, 1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans. BoudinBourbonandBeer.com Wiggin’ Out for Willow – 7-11pm. $100. Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans, New Orleans. CureMSD.org Save Our Cemeteries All Saints Soiree – 7-10pm. Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans. SaveOurCemeteries.org

NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Candlelight Sound Bath – 7:30-8:45pm. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com

NOVEMBER 5, 2018

New Orleans Tattoo Arts Convention NOLA Ernst N Morial Convention Center http://villainarts.com

Dia de los Muertos Festival – 12-6pm. Free. HYPLA, 1515 Poydras St, New Orleans. HCCL.biz

Sustainability: Dialogue on Policy, Economics, and Leadership – 8am-4pm. Pan American Center, 601 Poydras St, New Orleans. NORLIFusion.com

5 Day Early Morning Yin Yoga Immersion – 6:15-7:15am. Through November 9th. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown, 4842 Perrier St, New Orleans. 504899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com

Racial Equity Institute: Groundwater Data Presentation – 5:30-7:30pm. $50. Propeller, 4035 Washington Ave, New Orleans. CENOGroundwaterNovember2018.Eventbrite.com

Fashion Party 002 – 7-10pm. Independence Street, 3700 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. FrenchmenClothing.com

Goodbye to the Boot – 6:30-8pm. First Unitarian Church, 2903 Jefferson Ave, New Orleans. 350NewOrleans.org

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.

Battle of New Orleans French Quarter Tour – 11am-1:30pm. $25, Members $20. 1850 House Museum Store, 523 St Ann St, New Orleans. FriendsoftheCabildo.Secure.Force.com

Hospice on the River – 6-10pm. 100 Mandeville St, New Orleans. HospiceOnTheRiver2018. Eventbrite.com

Mushroom Growing on Log – 1:30-3pm. Join us for a hands-on workshop where we will cover some mushroom basics then inoculate logs with shiitake and oyster (and maybe reishi) mushrooms. $40, Must register in advance. The Green Project, 2831 Marais St, New Orleans. Info@AllYouNeedInstitute.com

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Finding Balance: An Autumn Yoga Retreat 5pm. Through the weekend. Flowering Lotus Retreat Center, Magnolia, MS. 504-899-0047. WildLotusYoga.com 21st Annual Bucktown Seafood Festival 5-10pm. Through November 4th. 1600 Lake Ave, Metairie. BucktownSeafoodFest.com Day of the Dead Second Line – 7-10pm. Siberia Lounge, 2227 St Claude Ave, New Orleans.

NOVEMBER 3, 2018

The Great Inflatable Race – 9am-12pm. NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Blvd, Avondale. TheGreatInflatableRace.com Relocation Rally for Gordon Plaza – 9-10am. Treme Recreation Community Center, 900 N Villere St, New Orleans. PeoplesAssemblyNewOrleans.org Your CBD Store Grand Opening – 10am. The

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4 Week Intro to Yoga Course – 7:45-9:15pm. Also November 13th, 20th, and 27th. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown, 4842 Perrier St, New Orleans. 504899-0047 or WildLotusYoga.com

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Mermaid Saloon – 6-8pm. $65, Members $55. Audubon Aquarium, 1 Canal St, New Orleans. AudubonNatureInstitute.org

NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Bayou Road Balloon Festival – 4pm. Through November 11th. 8245 W Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette. BayouRoadBalloonFestival.com Pecan Fest – 6pm. Through November 11th. St Rita Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan. StRitaPecanFestival.com

NOVEMBER 10, 2018

Bike & Brunch – 8:30am-12:30pm. $15. Odyssey House, 1125 Tonti St, New Orleans. OHLBikeandBrunch.com White Elephant Sale & Auction – 10am-4pm. 721 St Philip St, New Orleans. PatioPlanters.net

Drink Whiskey, Fight Cancer – 7-10pm. Barrel Proof, 1201 Magazine St, New Orleans. JeepsForJoy. org Support Your Roots 6th Annual Fundraiser – 7-10pm. New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans. Thompson-Auctions. com New Orleans Tattoo Arts Convention NOLA Ernst N Morial Convention Center http://villainarts.com


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Introduction to Hiking in the Wild – 9-11am. Woodlands Conservancy, 449 F Edward Hebert Blvd, Belle Chasse. WoodlandsConservancy. NetworkForGood.com

NOVEMBER 9-11

Mid City Art & Farmers Market – 11am4pm. Comiskey Park, New Orleans. MidCityAF. org

DECEMBER 7-9

Make Your Own Composter! – 1:30-3pm. We’ll show you how to build your own simple home composter, which can be adjusted in size to fit your needs. Materials included if you RSVP ahead of time. $35. All You Need, 3700 Toledano St, New Orleans. Info@AllYouNeedInstitute.com

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Yappy Hour Adoption Event – 3-5pm. Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar, 701 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans. TakePawsRescue.org

Cultivating a Fierce and Gentle Heart: A Zen Meditation Retreat with Rev. Michaela O’Connor Bono Wake Up!!! Wisdom and Compassion as Pathways to Awakening with JoAnna Harper Hardy Active Hope: Engaging the World Without Giving Up, 4 Day Retreat with Sarah Vekasi

NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Dog Yoga with Zeus’ Rescues 11:30am-1pm. JCC, 5342 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. NOJCC.org Healthy Gulf Gala – 6-9pm. Vessel, 3835 Iberville St, New Orleans. HealthyGulf.org New Orleans Tattoo Arts Convention NOLA Ernst N Morial Convention Center http://villainarts.com

NOVEMBER 13, 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.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Hidden Treasures: Gay Carnival Edition – 6pm & 7pm. $25, Members $20. 1000 Chartres St, New Orleans. FriendsOfTheCabildo.Secure.Force.com New Orleans 300: Cities of the Dead 6-7:30pm. Children’s Resource Center, 913 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans. NOLALibrary. org The Royal Street Excavation – 6-7:30pm. Gallier House Shop, 1128 Royal St, New Orleans. HGGHH.org

NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Shuck Cancer – 6-10pm. Superior Seafood, 4338 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. ShuckCancer.org

Tombs by Twilight – 4pm. Save Our Cemeteries, 1539 Jackson Ave, New Orleans. FareHarbor.com How to Get (and Stay) Pregnant Faster, Easier & Less Stressfully – 5-6pm. Join us and Queen Bee Fertility’s Kaci McGuire as she teaches how to improve your chances of a healthy conception, pregnancy, and baby by making specific lifestyle changes. Strictly Salt, 3110 David Dr, Metairie. StrictlySaltofMetairie.com

NOVEMBER 20, 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. 504-454-2000.

NOVEMBER 25, 2018

Jefferson SPCA Pet Fest – 10am. Learn about healthy, holistic approach to pet wellness at the Pawtree Booth. Free. Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie. Pawtree.com/LessieB

NOVEMBER 27, 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.

OUR VOICES: OUR VISION

Nov. 30th - Dec. 1st, 2018

Our Voices: Our Vision, Nola4Women's summit on Women and Girls and takes place on November 30 - December 1. A key event of the city's Tricentennial, Join The Conversation, the Summit will shine a spotlight on New Orleans as a thought leader in the global discussions about women and girls. The solution-focused summit will look at successful initiatives and share local, national and global best practices focusing on the critical issues of health care, education equity and gender-based violence. The Summit will conclude with an action plan for change in New Orleans and a road map that can be adapted to improve outcomes for women and girls in communities around the world. Our Voices: Our Vision is the culmination of a two-and-a-half-year period of collaborative consultations and community conversations exploring the intersecting challenges faced by women and girls in New Orleans throughout their lives.

To join the conversation, please contact us. WWW.NOLA4WOMEN.ORG

Historic Houses Society Gala – 7-10pm. Location TBA. HGGHH.org

NOVEMBER 17, 2018 The Access Bars Certification – 9am4:30pm. The Access Bars utilizes 32 acupressure points on the head that release tension and trauma from the body and mind. Begin creating your life with ease, joy & glory! Aislinn at  NurturedEarthHealing@gmail. com or (860) 803-1224.

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ongoingcalendar 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 8:30 am (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. 504899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. A Course in Miracles – 9:30am. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-8993390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Yogananda Studies – 9:30am. Free. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504899-3390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center Sunday Service – 11am. 3722 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 504-8993390. 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. Props. Yoga newbies encouraged! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail.com YesYogaNOLA.co

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or compostable bag or a reusable Yoga in the Cathedral – 5:30container and freeze your scraps. 6:30PM. Bring your own mat. Free (donations accepted.) Christ Church Children’s Resource Library. Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave, New Children Karate Class – 5-5:45pm. Orleans. Also Wednesday. First class free. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei Yogalates at Duncan Plaza – King Lam 504-866-2241. 5:30-6:30pm. 343-349 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 Beginners Karate Class – 5:30- FootprintsToFitness.com/Yogalates-at6:15pm. Also Wednesday and Friday. the-Plaza First class free. LA Karate Association Dojo, 706C Phosphor Ave, Metairie. HIIT at the Peristyle – 6-7:30pm. 504-835-6825. LKAKarate.com All levels. Bring a water bottle and a friend. Free. Peristyle on City Park. Basic/Beginners Aikido Class 6:15pm-7:15pm. Practice the art of Northshore Table Tennis Club – peace. First class free. NOLA Aikido, 6:30-9:30pm. $5 per session. Abita 3909 Bienville St, Ste. 103 in Mid-City, Recreation District #11. 22517 Hwy 36, New Orleans. 504-208-4861. Info@ Abita Springs. NOLAAikido.com. Powerpath Mastermind Miracles Mats & Margaritas – 6:30- Sangha – 6:30pm. 3722 St Charles 7:30pm. $10. La Casita on The Patio, Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-3390. 845 Carondelet St, New Orleans. UnityNewOrleans.org. Fo o t p r i n t sTo F i t n e s s . c o m / M a t s Margaritas Filipino Martial Arts Beginners Flowering Lotus Mindfulness Class – 7-8pm. First class free. 8132 Meditation Group – 7-8:30pm. Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei Donation. Flowering Lotus Meditation King Lam 504-866-2241. and Retreat Center, 627 Opelousas Ave, Algiers Point. FloweringLotusMeditation. WEDNESDAY org Beginners Tai Chi Class – 9:30TUESDAY 10:30am & 7-8pm. First class free. 8132 Qigong/Dao-In – Noon. Tues & Willow St, New Orleans. Call Sensei Thurs. Bring a mat. $5/ class. New King Lam 504-866-2241 Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Qi-Gym – 10-11am. $10 Donation. Claude Ave, 2nd Fl Upper, Ste. 220, First Class Free. Broadmoor Arts & New Orleans. 985-467-0900 or dc@ Wellness Center. 3900 General Taylor affordablehealingarts.com. St, New Orleans. BrainHeartBalance. Connected Warriors Yoga – 12- com or 504-309-0002. 1pm. Higher Power Yoga and Cycle, 514 City Park Ave. Free Yoga for Gentle Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. Free. Veterans, Service members, active, Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave. military, and their friends and family. Prayer and Healing – 11am. Unity 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 mind-body connection. Led by Heidi, a certified Kidding Around yoga instructor and experienced elementary school teacher. $49/six classes; $10 drop-in. Transform NOLA. 8509 Oak St, New Orleans. 985-640-2648. TransformNOLA.com Self Defense Open Palm System 5:30-7pm. Learn self defense techniques and skills from Sa Ba Nimm 3rd degree black belt Leon Molinario. In this class you will become accustomed to the Pyung Soo Do - Open Palm System and become more confident in your own physical prowess and confidence. Monthly classes. 18 & up. First time registration fee of $45 includes uniform.  Goldring-Woldenberg JCC, 3747 W Esplanade Ave, Metairie. Contact Leon at LeonsPlumbingCo@ gmail.com or 504-442-7346.

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. Helping Hands Reiki Class – 1-3pm. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-8993390. UnityNewOrleans.org. Wellness Wednesdays: Ideal Protein – 5-5:30pm. Majoria Drug Store, 888 Terry Parkway, Terrytown. 504-392-1551. 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. 985-6402648. 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. A Course in Miracles 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 – 7:30-8:30pm. A challenging practice to bring you to the next level! Arm balances. Backbends. Inversions. 95 degrees. Come be playful and learn to fall in style! Yes, Yoga. 8338 Oak St, New Orleans. YesYogaNOLA@gmail. com.YesYogaNOLA.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 Self Defense Open Palm System 5:30-7pm. Learn self defense techniques and skills from Sa Ba Nimm 3rd degree black belt Leon Molinario. In this class you will become accustomed to the Pyung Soo Do - Open Palm System and become more confident in your own physical prowess and confidence. Monthly classes. 18 & up. First time registration fee of $45 includes uniform. Goldring-Woldenberg JCC, 3747 W Esplanade Ave, Metairie. Contact Leon at LeonsPlumbingCo@gmail.com  or 504442-7346. Cardio Blast at Duncan Plaza 5:30-6:30pm. 343-349 Loyola Ave, New Orleans. FootprintsToFitness.com/Cardio-Blast 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. Northshore Table Tennis Club – 6:309:30pm. $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.

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 Services. 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. 

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, 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. Puppy Power Hour – 11am-12pm. Free hour of socialization and play for puppies under 1 year. Central Bark Doggy Day Care, 1604 Justin Rd, Metairie. Call or email for enrollment form: 504-832-9247; NewOrleans@CentralBarkUSA.com. Level Up Intermediate Yoga – 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 First Position Adult Beginners 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.

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