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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.

8 naturalhome 9 newsbriefs 4 PILATES UNBOUND A New Fusion Of Dance 10 recipeforsuccess And Yoga You Must Try 12 localbriefs 6 GET SQUASHY 22 naturalpet How Squash Improves Your 13 Health Inside & Out 24 calendarofevents 30 marketplace 9 NATIONAL RECYCLE DAY How To Join In The Fun. Tips & Tricks For The Whole Year!

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LISTEN WHILE YOU WORK How Music Can Help You Take Your Workout To The Next Level

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letterfromtheeditor “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” —Albert Schweitzer

contact us Publisher Melissa Burbank Editor-in-Chief Coco Kunstman

My mother, Lisa Gingles, recently had an experience that altered her and, in some ways the whole family. Upon hearing the topic of this month’s publication she asked if she could share some of her thoughts. I hope you enjoy her story and message. I recently had a boating accident; an accident that could have been fatal, but was not. In a split second I went from utter joy to deep, visceral fear. This accident happened at midnight, on the new moon, and during a meteor shower. After the accident, which capsized the boat, I spent the next ten hours on top of the capsized boat, with lots of time to think.

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I thought about many, many things that night on the water. I thought about my children and how I’d not left my life in the perfect order , If anything tragic were to happen. I thought about time, and how I spent it. The majority of the time I thought about being thankful.

Editors Lauren A. Pirosko Erynne Elkins Sheryl Wagner

Thankful has two definitions: pleased and relieved or expressing gratitude and relief. I had an abundance of thankfulness in both categories that night. I still do today. The night of the accident did give me time to reflect. Time I needed.

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As the evening wore on, and my mind adjusted to the quiet, the darkness and the grandeur of the meteor shower, I was thankful on a deeper level. I was thankful for love, love that I had given, felt, and experienced throughout my life. I was filled with gratitude and relief that I was alive in this time and in this place. I was thankful for each person that I had the joy of loving and I was even grateful for some of the heartbreaks and disappointments that come with loving someone. In the months since then, my body has healed, but my mind has remained open to a different way of looking at things. As 2016 comes to a close, it seems only fitting that I, that we all, reflect on those things for which we are thankful. I am thankful for my life, for my family and for my own body and soul. I am thankful my children know love, both how to give it and how to receive it. I am grateful to be a woman, at this time, and in this place, who has the freedom to pursue my dreams. May the joy of this season touch you and yours and bring you closer to knowing the joy of having your own light kindled by those around you.

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Pilates Unbound New Fusions with Yoga, Dance and Boxing by Aimee Hughes

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ith 11,000 studios across the U.S., “Pilates continues to grow because an increasingly wide spectrum of people are discovering how it can benefit them,” says Elizabeth Anderson, executive director of the Pilates Method Alliance, in Miami. Pilates instructor Amanda January, who works at The Carriage Club, in Kansas City, eventually became an instructor because, “I love the challenge of it. I had always been a dancer, and found Pilates provides the movement therapy that my dance classes lack.” Current trends are combining Pilates not only with yoga, but also dance and even boxing. “My favorite fusion Pilates class is barre,” says Halley Willcox, a certified Pilates teacher originally from Austin, Texas, now a grad student at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Barre classes mix classical ballet exercises with yoga and Pilates (see Tinyurl. com/Barre4Fitness). The boxing variation, called piloxing, incorporates pugilistic moves and barefoot interval training. “No prior experience is necessary; the possibilities are endless,” comments Willcox. Anderson believes, “ The growth we’re observing is due to the fact that Pilates addresses fitness across the entire body, rather than parts. It creates a wonderful feeling of overall wellbeing; the exercise is done in a balanced manner on all planes and is coordinated with conscious breathing. Plus, it doesn’t cause injuries, it prevents them.”

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Aimee Hughes, a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO, is a doctor of naturopathy on the faculty of the Yandara Yoga Institute. Connect at ChezAimee@gmail.com.


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7 Reasons To Get Squashy

From zucchini to pumpkins, squash is a vibrant and diverse addition to any diet. You may not be aware of how much punch these veggies can pack!

1. Neural Tube Defects Squash have an abundant supply of folate which is linked to reducing neural tube defects. 2. Immune System Packed with vitamin C and strong antioxidants that fight against free radicals squash can help give you that extra boost through the cold seasons. 3. Lung Health Rich in vitamin A these colorful veggies can help shield your lungs against exposure to carcinogens (cigarette smoke). 4. Visual Health The beta-carotene in squash is pivotal in transforming vitamin A which is essential for eye function. 5. Cardiovascular Health Potassium and magnesium are essential to aid your arteries and blood vessels. Ensuring a smooth flow of blood is critical from your head down to your toes! 6. Weight Loss Low in calories and high in fiber squash is a great and delicious way to reduce your waistline. 7. Diabetes Squashes come in all shapes and sizes (just like people) and helps regulate your metabolism working to control both glucose and insulin activity in the body.

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Make Home a Spa Zone by April Thompson

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etween professional spa visits, a do-it-yourself spa day at home can be a rewarding and economical treat. “You can create a full day of home spa treatments using ingredients most people have in their kitchen,” advises Lise Andersen, an expert in nature-based cosmetics from Copenhagen, Denmark, and the owner of LisaLise.com, offering custom skin and hair care products, individualized formulations and beginner-friendly DIY kits. One of Andersen’s home skincare favorites is simple raw honey, used as a cleanser and face mask. “You can use it alone or in conjunction with an added ingredient like almond meal or ground oats. It rinses off beautifully and both softens and cleanses,” she says. A “facial tea” made with herbs like chamomile, lavender and elder blossom is another of the Scandinavian’s at-home favorites. Simply boil water and pour it into a bowl with a handful of herbs, drape a towel over the head, embracing the face and breathe deeply. “It smells wonderful while opening the pores and hydrating the skin,” Andersen says. Dry brushing with a mitt made with a natural fiber like sisal or jute serves as a quick, everyday pick-meup. It stimulates and exfoliates the body and helps boost circulation. Visit Tinyurl.com/Lisa-Lise-Blog for more home spa treatment tips.

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National Recycle Day Is November 15th!

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Join New Orleans in celebrating

National America Recycles Day! Inspired by Keep America Beautiful, our community is committed to increasing the number of businesses and residents diverting waste from our landfills by recycling. Show your support, learn about recycling options, get tips and technical assistance improving your business’ recycling practices, and so much more! Hosted by LifeCity in partnership with Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans, French Quarter Environment and Health Committee, French Quarter Business Association, The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Water Collaborative.

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FALL HARVEST SALAD

With Pumpkin Goddess Dressing

INGREDIENTS

For the Pumpkin Goddess Dressing: • 1 Cup plain Greek-style yogurt • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar • 2 Tablespoons olive oil • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup • ½ Cup sour cream or plain Greek-style yogurt • ½ Cup pure pumpkin puree (I used the canned version) • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic (or about ¼ - ½ teaspoon garlic powder) • ½ Teaspoon salt • ¼ Teaspoon dried thyme leaves • ¼ Teaspoon cinnamon For the Salad: • 1 Acorn squash, plus olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt for roasting* • 1 Apple, thinly sliced • ½ Cup toasted pecans • ¼ Cup dried cranberries • 1 Pkg. (5-6 ounces) mixed salad greens (you can use any blend that you prefer, but I like a mix that includes broccoli slaw, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, and chicory).

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For the dressing: • Place all ingredients in a blender and combine. Chill until ready to use. To roast the acorn squash: • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray and set aside. • Slice squash lengthwise, remove seeds, and slice horizontally into ½-inch thick rounds. Place sliced squash in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup, sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and salt, to taste. Toss squash to coat. • Bake squash at 400 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes (or until tender and caramelized), flipping halfway through. Once the squash has cooled, cut it into bite-sized pieces and place it in a large salad bowl with the remaining ingredients. Add Pumpkin Goddess dressing and toss gently. Serve immediately.

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Wellness Center Of Baton Rouge Coming to Mandeville Wellness Center of Baton Rouge

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Trader Joe’s in Metairie is Now Open! Get Your Pumpkin On With These Great Buys! 1. Fall Harvest Salsa 2. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins 3. Pumpkin Spice Brooklyn Babka 4. Pumpkin Pie 5. Pumpkin Spice Scone Mix 6. Pumpkin Spice Coffee 7. Pumpkin Seed Brittle 8. Pie Pumpkins (for cooking) 9. Cold Pressed Pumpkin Harvest Juice 10. Pumpkin Chai Spice Loaf 11. Pumpkin Biscotti 12. Pumpkin Bread Pudding 13. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread 14. Ginger Pumpkin Ice Cream 15. Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli natural awakenings November 2016 natural awakenings November 2016

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Boarding Solutions for Beloved Pets

he holidays bring buffet feasts, ribboned gifts, stockings of goodies, ornaments and tinsel that to animals all look good enough to eat. Pets can get into trouble, especially if they’re away from home. Boarding may be the best alternative when the family travels for holidays.

Take a Tour Brad Nierenberg blogs about dogs at PawsitivelyBradleyNierenberg.com, from Wilmington, Delaware. He relates an experience when friends watched Bitsy, his Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and she escaped out the front door. Fortunately, a neighbor found her. Afterward, he says,“I asked other dog-crazy owners which kennel they’d recommend.” Kennels used to be an indoor cage with a dog door to a fenced run area outside. Dogs could see each other, but not play together. Well-heeled facilities offered fancy amenities, geared more to impress the owner than 22

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Texas. It helps its members create safe, responsible pet care facilities by including holistic, positive and green practices in their safety and training manuals. Susan Briggs, co-founder of the independent Professional Animal Care Certification Council for the pet care industry, in Houston, advises, “ Take a tour. Kennels should be clean and organized. You should feel comfortable with the staff.” “Do the employees talk about your pet like you’re bringing the car in for an oil change? If it’s ignored in favor of paperwork, maybe you should keep looking,” says Josh Brown, owner of Far North Kennel, in Anchorage, Alaska. “You want to go where the staff bends down and lets your pet come to them. It should be obvious your dog’s going to get positive human interaction. When you walk out after touring the facility, you should feel better about boarding than when you walked in.”

comfort the pet and were generally bereft of enriching experiences. “Pets are living, breathing, loving creatures, and boarding facilities not yet up to speed need to catch up to how people feel about pets today,” says Charlotte Biggs, COO of the nonprofit International Boarding and Pet Service Association, near Austin,

Ask Questions Costs vary, so ask what’s included in the basic fee, such as group play, treats, administered meds, special bedding and feeding the same food as at home. The pet also should be able to have their bed, toys and favorite things with them. Also be clear about medications, health or mobility issues and special bedding or grooming preferences. An apparent bargain can be either less than expected or more expensive once all costs are totaled. “Ask if titers are accepted in lieu of current vaccinations, and don’t feel pressured to overvaccinate,” advises Briggs, who explains that titers assess levels o f i m m u n i t y f ro m p re v i o u s vaccinations. She also suggests a s k i n g a b o u t t h e f a c i l i t y ’s emergency plan, including evacuation. The more information everyone has, the better the pet’s stay will be. Socialized dogs or cats should be able to enjoy group playtime or a communal catio (enclosed indoor/ outdoor space for felines); others

would rather watch from afar. Stays should be individualized, not uniform. Facility owners suggest first booking a day visit and then an overnight as a test. Before booking, also ask about unseen factors. Josh Parker, cofounder of K-9 Resorts Daycare and Luxury Hotels, in Fanwood and other New Jersey locations, recommends that boarding clients look for features such as ecofriendly cleaning products; air purifiers and ventilation systems to prevent spreading of germs; a floor plan that reduces stress by limiting views of other animals; lighting that dims at night for restful sleep; a good ratio of staff to pets that allows employees to spend time with nervous boarders, spot any signs of illness or distress early on and intervene if quarrels arise; and availability of an on-call veterinarian with access to the family vet or nearest emergency facility. Leave a medical directive explaining what should be done if an owner can’t be reached. Flooring at better resorts is antibacterial. Outdoors, artificial grass made of recycled products is soft on paws, drains better than grass and is easier to clean. It’s eco-friendly because it requires no watering, mowing or pesticides. Stay in Touch “Some facilities like ours offer webcam options so you can ‘visit’ with your dog while you’re traveling,” says Brown. Texting kennel updates and selfies of an employee with a pet can also ease any worries. “I just want my pet in a place where she is safe, secure, well cared for and loved,” says Nierenberg. Though apart, pets and their people can all enjoy a fresh adventure. Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@ mindspring.com.

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calendarofevents All Calendar events must be received by November 7th for the December issue. For more information contact calendar@NALAmag.com. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Dream Group—12noon-1:30pm. Participants will follow a format to share and process dreams as a group as well as learn how to remember and record dreams. Confidential. Open to women ages 18 and up. Newcomers welcome. Free. Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St, Abita Springs. Info@WomensCenterForHealing.org. Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program—12:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents nutritional information to participants interested in keeping those unwanted pounds off for good. Free. Chiropractic Health Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, Metairie. 504-454-2000. Drumming Circle—7pm. We’ll discuss the use of drumming and chanting as a means to meditate and experience these practices together. Please bring a drum, or another rhythm instrument, if possible. We will have a few instruments for use. With Brenda Aranda and Paul Martinez. $10 Suggested Donation. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. 4 Week Foundations of Yoga—7:45pm-9:15pm. Learn yoga step by step. $65. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St, New Orleans. WildLotusYoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Deep Tissue Massage Clinic—12:45pm & 2:15pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Deep Tissue is a full body massage that really gets out the kinks. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972. Swedish Massage Clinic—12:45pm & 2:15pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Swedish is good for overall relaxation and increased flexibility. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Day of the Dead Mexican Celebration—6pm7:30pm. A talk by Catalina Reyna about the origin of the syncretic tradition and how it is celebrated today. This visual trip is enhanced by a power point presentation and an altar. $10. Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 7166 Leveson St, Abita Springs. 562-231-8245. WomensCenterForHealing. org. Deep Tissue Massage Clinic—6:15pm & 7:45pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Deep Tissue is muscle specific and really works out the kinks. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972. Neuromuscular Therapy Clinic—6:15pm & 7:45pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. NMT is a partial body massage focusing on a specific problem area, such as low back pain. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972.

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FRIDAY,NOVEMBER 4 Caregiver Support Group—9:30am-10:30am. Caring for an elderly parent, dependent spouse or special-needs child? Support group facilitated by Clarke McBee, LPC, helps caregivers navigate burn-out. Includes discussion and self-care focus for empowerment and relaxation. By donation. Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St, Abita Springs. Info@ WomensCenterForHealing.org. Ethics & Cultural Competency—10am-12pm. Ethical considerations of cultural competency in Social Work. CEU approval pending. Call to register. Limited seating. $50. GLO Therapeutics, LLC, 4134 Florida Ave, Ste 204, Kenner. 504-466-2266. GloTherapeuticsLlc.com. Deep Tissue Massage Clinic—12:45pm & 2:15pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Deep Tissue is a full body massage that really gets out the kinks. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972. CG Jung Society of New Orleans—7:30pm. Marilyn Marshall, MA, LPC, and Jacqueline Wright, EdD present Sex: The Flesh and Blood of It. The lecture seeks to begin a discussion about sex and, through the use of film clips, literature and poetry, hopes to facilitate dialogue, elicit questions, uncover personal and collective attitudes, and reveal unknowns. $15, $10/students, free/members. 1130 Nashville Ave, New Orleans. JungNewOrleans.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 CG Jung Society of New Orleans—10am-1pm. Workshop Part 1. Marilyn Marshall, MA, LPC, and Jacqueline Wright, EdD present Eros, Psyche, and their Daughter, Pleasure: A New Perspective on the Myth. Using the myth of Eros and Psyche as an archetypal backdrop, this part of the workshop will continue the focus on the expression and experience of sex. Practical suggestions to aid in communication about sex will also be explored. $45, $35 members, $25 students. 1130 Nashville Ave, New Orleans. JungNewOrleans.org. Healing Gem Stone & Chakra Mini Painting Workshop—10am-4pm. Choose your healing stone, chakra mandala and create a mini masterpiece! Guidance by artist Lori Felix. All materials included as well as descriptions of gem stones and chakras. Bring any sacred objects, charms, beads, etc you would like to add to your creation. $50. Register online or by phone. Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St, Abita Springs. 985-892-8111. WomensCenterForHealing.org. Stress, Grief & the Holidays—2pm-4pm. Holiday blues? Stressed? No time for therapy? Experience the benefits in this two-hour workshop. $45. GLO Therapeutics, LLC, 4134 Florida Ave, Ste 204, Kenner. Limited seating. Call to register. 504-4662266. GloTherapeuticsLlc.com. CG Jung Society of New Orleans—2pm-5pm. Workshop Part 2. Marilyn Marshall, MA, LPC, and Jacqueline Wright, EdD present Eros, Psyche, and their Daughter, Pleasure: A New Perspective on the Myth. Using the myth of Eros and Psyche as

an archetypal backdrop, this part of the workshop will continue the focus on the expression and experience of sex. Practical suggestions to aid in communication about sex will also be explored. $45, $35 members, $25 students. For Psychotherapists only. Must have attended morning workshop. 1130 Nashville Ave, New Orleans. JungNewOrleans.org. Mantra Music Concert—7:30pm-9:30pm. Join Prema Hara for a night of music, mantra, and singing! $20 at the door. Wild Lotus Yoga, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047. WildLotusYoga.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 CG Jung Society of New Orleans—10am-1pm. Workshop Part 1. Marilyn Marshall, MA, LPC, and Jacqueline Wright, EdD present Eros, Psyche, and their Daughter, Pleasure: A New Perspective on the Myth. Using the myth of Eros and Psyche as an archetypal backdrop, this part of the workshop will continue the focus on the expression and experience of sex. Practical suggestions to aid in communication about sex will also be explored. $45, $35 members, $25 students. 1130 Nashville Ave, New Orleans. JungNewOrleans.org. Healing Gem Stone & Chakra Mini Painting Workshop—10am-4pm. Choose your healing stone, chakra mandala and create a mini masterpiece! Guidance by artist Lori Felix. All materials included as well as descriptions of gem stones and chakras. Bring any sacred objects, charms, beads, etc you would like to add to your creation. $50. Register online or by phone. Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St, Abita Springs. 985-892-8111. WomensCenterForHealing.org. Stress, Grief & the Holidays—2pm-4pm. Holiday blues? Stressed? No time for therapy? Experience the benefits in this two-hour workshop. $45. GLO Therapeutics, LLC, 4134 Florida Ave, Ste 204, Kenner. Limited seating. Call to register. 504-4662266. GloTherapeuticsLlc.com. CG Jung Society of New Orleans—2pm-5pm. Workshop Part 2. Marilyn Marshall, MA, LPC, and Jacqueline Wright, EdD present Eros, Psyche, and their Daughter, Pleasure: A New Perspective on the Myth. Using the myth of Eros and Psyche as an archetypal backdrop, this part of the workshop will continue the focus on the expression and experience of sex. Practical suggestions to aid in communication about sex will also be explored. $45, $35 members, $25 students. For Psychotherapists only. Must have attended morning workshop. 1130 Nashville Ave, New Orleans. JungNewOrleans.org. Mantra Music Concert—7:30pm-9:30pm. Join Prema Hara for a night of music, mantra, and singing! $20 at the door. Wild Lotus Yoga, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047. WildLotusYoga.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Food as Medicine! Medicine as Food!—1:30pm3pm. Maypop Community Herb Shop’s Jen Stovall discusses preparations one can make to incorporate herbal remedies into one’s diet and the valuable role that culinary spices play in one’s healthcare. Donations accepted. Whole Foods, 300 N Broad St, New Orleans. MaypopHerbShop.com.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program—5:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents nutritional information to participants interested in keeping those unwanted pounds off for good. Free. Chiropractic Health Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, Metairie. 504-454-2000. Second Tuesday Tea Time—6:30pm-7:30pm. With Jen Stovall and Rachael Reeves. Learn to use your senses to ascertain the actions and energetics of a different herb each month in a hands-on shared conversation between all participants. Donations accepted. Maypop Community Herb Shop, 2701 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. MaypopHerbShop.com. Brow Chakra Class—7pm. Join us to examine, reflect on, and work with the brow chakra. The energy center is associated with the color indigo and is often referred to as the third eye. Please wear something indigo/ dark blue, this chakra’s color. With Paul Martinez and Brenda Aranda. $10 Suggested Donation. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Swedish Massage Clinic—12:45pm & 2:15pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Swedish is good for overall relaxation and increased flexibility. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 The Truth About Anger—9am. $150 Learn about anger and how to control it. No time for therapy? Experience the benefits in this one day workshop. Limited Seating. GLO Therapeutics, LLC, 4134 Florida Ave, Ste 204, Kenner. Call to register. 504466-2266. GloTherapeuticsLlc.com.

Conscious Living Expo—10am-7pm. An event celebrating the means and methods of conscious living. Meet with practitioners and experts in the areas of healing arts and healthy foods, and enjoy performances of drumming and creative dance. NUNU Arts & Culture Collective, Arnaudville. Info: 337-704-1444. Shamanic Drumming Group—5pm-7pm. Please join Barbie Stoll for an experiential drumming circle and class. Each month we will delve into different healing techniques and practices from traditional cultures from around the world. $20. Metaphysical Resource Center, 1708 Lake Ave, Metairie. 504-7088353. MetaphysicalResourceCenter.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Jon Scott ‘In Concert!’—1pm. Don’t miss this awesome, award-winning musician from Nashville, TN! Experience his original, life-affirming songs and amazing vocals; music that inspires, heals and uplifts the soul. Jon will also be sharing his gifts as part of our Sunday Celebration Service at 11am. Love Offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie. com. Metaphysical Madness—(5:30pm Doors Open) 7pm to 9pm. Join us for this Polynesian party, with hula contest. Spirit gallery with mediums Kalila Smith and Trenny Simmons. Show will be hosted by comedian MC Randy. Psychic readings and aura photos pre show for additional cost. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The Cannery, 3808 Toulouse St, New Orleans. 504-517-2386. contact@spiritual6.com.

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Dream Group—12noon-1:30pm. Participants will follow a format to share and process dreams as a group as well as learn how to remember and record dreams. Confidential. Open to women ages 18 and Deep Tissue Massage Clinic—12:45pm & 2:15pm. up. Newcomers welcome. Free. Women’s Center Help a student with their education at our student for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St, massage clinic. Deep Tissue is a full body massage Abita Springs. Info@WomensCenterForHealing.org. that really gets out the kinks. $30. Blue Cliff College, Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program—12:30pm. Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info Dr. Debbi Hannan presents nutritional information or appointment: 504-293-0972. to participants interested in keeping those unwanted Full Moon Drumming—7pm-8:30pm. Celebrate the pounds off for good. Free. Chiropractic Health energy of the full moon! Find your own natural rhythm. Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, Metairie. Monthly drum circle for adult women and teen girls. 504-454-2000. No experience needed. Bring your own drum or rattle Metaphysical ‘Unity’ Bible Study—7 pm. Many or share ours. An alcohol free event. Free. Women’s principles of Unity and the ‘New Thought’ movement Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson (including Law of Attraction) are found in ancient St, Abita Springs. Info@WomensCenterForHealing. scripture but are lost to us if we depend on literal org. interpretations, which have left many people ‘bible shy’. Let’s take another look at the Bible through SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 ‘new eyes’! We’ll reflect on Luke 20:20-26, The Deep Tissue Massage Clinic—9:15am & 10:45am, Prodigal Son Parable. With Paul Martinez and Brenda 12:45pm. Help a student with their education at our Aranda. $10 Suggested Donation. Unity of Metairie, student massage clinic. $30. Blue Cliff College, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-885Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. 7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972. Self-Care for the Caregiver Using Mind-Body Skills—9:30am-12:30pm. Join Therese Close, RN, CMBMP, for this workshop. Mind-body medicine is an empowering approach to wellness. Mind-body skills are easy to learn and apply and have been proven effective in reducing stress, improving sleep, lowering blood pressure, reducing insomnia, relieving pain, improving immune function, and alleviating depression and anxiety. $25. The Art & Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor Street, New Orleans. Contact: Claudia Medina. 504-473-4748. info@ mindbodyla.org.

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Swedish Massage Clinic—12:45pm & 2:15pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Swedish is good for overall relaxation and increased flexibility. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972.

Fire Cider Brewing—5:30pm-7pm. With Maypop Community Herb Shop’s Rachael Reeves. Please bring a cutting board, knife, and any fresh herbs and spices you have in your garden-such as rosemary, thyme, turmeric, ginger, onions, horseradish, and any citrus. We will talk about each of the ingredients and their uses as we chop. Donations accepted. Press Street Gardens, 7 Press St, New Orleans. MaypopHerbShop.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Deep Tissue Massage Clinic—6:15pm & 7:45pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Deep Tissue is muscle specific and really works out the kinks. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972. Neuromuscular Therapy Clinic—6:15pm & 7:45pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. NMT is a partial body massage focusing on a specific problem area, such as low back pain. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Caregiver Support Group—9:30am-10:30am. Caring for an elderly parent, dependent spouse or special-needs child? Support group facilitated by Clarke McBee, LPC, helps caregivers navigate burn-out. Includes discussion and self-care focus for empowerment and relaxation. By donation. Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St, Abita Springs. Info@ WomensCenterForHealing.org. Spiritual Cinema-2001: A Space Odyssey—7 pm. An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. Rated G, but has some violence. $5 Suggested Donation. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Healing Touch Level 1—International Energy Healing Program offering professional training from many healers & traditions. Multilevel course leads to board certification. Nursing & Massage CEU’s. All Welcome! $265. Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, 2700 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans. Healing Beyond Borders. 228-342-1519. HealingBeyondBorders. org Psychic Fair—12pm-6pm. Mediums, Psychics, Healers, Astrologers, Aura Photos, Crystals, Essential Oils, Jewelry and more.Sessions are $20 for 20 minutes. Metaphysical Resource Center, 1708 Lake Ave, Metairie. 504-708-8353. MetaphysicalResourceCenter.com. Free the Hips Workshop—2:30pm-5:30pm. Come enjoy a focused workshop designed to free your hips of tension and stiffness. $40. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St, New Orleans. 504-899-0047. WildLotusYoga.com. Neuromuscular Therapy Clinic—6:15pm & 7:45pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. NMT is a partial body massage focusing on a specific problem area, such as low back pain. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program—5:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents nutritional information to participants interested in keeping those unwanted pounds off for good. Free. Chiropractic Health Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, Metairie. 504-454-2000.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Mediumship Student Gallery—7pm-9pm. Local Medium Sid Patrick will be assisting his mediumship students. Come see their development and get a message from spirit. By donation. Metaphysical Resource Center, 1708 Lake Ave, Metairie. 504-7088353. MetaphysicalResourceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program—12:30p. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents nutritional information to participants interested in keeping those unwanted pounds off for good. Free. Chiropractic Health Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr, Metairie. 504-454-2000. ‘Kabbalah-The Tree of Life’ Class—7 pm. Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that reveals how the universe and life work. On a literal level, the word Kabbalah means “to receive.” It’s the study of how to receive fulfillment in our lives. Kabbalah is an ancient paradigm for living. This class is an introduction into this mystical, esoteric system of wisdom. With Paul Martinez and Brenda Aranda. $10 Suggested Donation. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Swedish Massage Clinic—12:45pm & 2:15pm. Help a student with their education at our student massage clinic. Swedish is good for overall relaxation and increased flexibility. $30. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info or appointment: 504-293-0972.

plan ahead FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 Weekend with Girish—TBD. Celebrating the release of Girish’s new World Music album, Sky of the Heart. Join us for a weekend of music and yoga with Girish. Wild Lotus Yoga, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. 504-899-0047. WildLotusYoga.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Fall Plant Walk—10am-11:30am. Join Maypop Community Herb Shop’s Rachael Reeves on a stroll looking for our Fall time plant friends while we discuss how these plants can help support our health and well-being. We will also touch on clean harvesting and where these seasonal plants like to grow and who they like to grow with. $10-$30 sliding scale. Press Street Gardens, 7 Press St, New Orleans. MaypopHerbShop.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 Kitchen Medicine: Remedies from the Garden— 10am-11am. With Maypop Community Herb Shop’s Jen Stovall. We will discuss the medicinal properties of different culinary spices, preparations one can make to increase the amounts of herbs one is getting in their diet, and taste various preparations that Jen has made for her own kitchen. $10-$30 sliding scale. Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St, New Orleans. MaypopHerbShop.com.

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Sunday Morning Meditation—9am. Take a stress reduction break and begin your week with a meditation for healing and peace. Join Mike Wittenbrink as he leads a group meditation designed to bring you quiet and stillness as you embrace the new week. Conducted in the main temple. Unity of New Orleans, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityTempleNewOrleans.com.

Kundalini Reiki Yoga—10am-11am. Restorative Hatha yoga and reiki for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. By donation. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans. 504-249-5199.

Free Yoga to Live Music—9:30-11am. Every second Sunday of the month until it gets too cold to practice outside (check website for updates). Peristyle in City Park, 42 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans. Jaiweh Yoga, LLC: 954-696-5014. ChristinaAndrini@JaiwehYoga.com. JaiwehYoga. com. Yoga in Metairie— 9:45am. Come join our amazing instructors, relax and reconnect with your body. Yoga offerings: vinyasa flow, hatha and restorative. All levels. $15/class, $49/4 class pass, $79/8 class pass. Mention this listing and your first class is free. 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste 1A (behind Parran’s Po-Boys). 504-252-0223. Facebook.com/ mcjazzerciseyoga/. A Course in Miracles—10am. A discussion is an in-depth study of the principle ideas of the text by the same name. These themes involve forgiveness, love and learning to base one’s life on the teachings of Jesus Christ. The focus is to understand how to do this and then to live one’s life as the divine being that Jesus assures us we are. Unity of New Orleans, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityTempleNewOrleans.com. Science of Being—10am. With Baron Eugene Fersen. Gives to the world the truth, knowledge and wisdom that was once privy only to the few. The Baron knew and had faith that as humans enlightened their bodies, minds and spirits in the physical world with the pure knowledge of the flame of inspiration and love, more would be revealed to mankind through the “all” knowing that resides with their absolute soul. Unity of New Orleans, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityTempleNewOrleans.com. Unity of New Orleans Sunday Service—11am. A loving family of spiritual seekers who honor all paths to God. 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityTempleNewOrleans.com. Unity Sunday Celebration Service—11am. Join for a powerful, joyful and inspiring service, honoring all spiritual paths, lifestyles and religions. Experience life-affirming, contemporary music and a heartfelt message, reminding you of who you are as a beautiful, unique expression of the divine. Love offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie. com. Weekend Recovery—2pm. Vinyasa flow class with breathing emphasis releases toxins and balances your senses. Transform NOLA, 8422 Oak St. 985640-2648.

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Yoga Sangha —Noon. Relax and enjoy nurturing mind and body in our yoga sanghas. This month we will focus on ease of movement and stilling the mind. Choose to participate in any or all Mon, Wed and/or Sat sangha sessions . $60/series (13 classes). Clearwater Sanctuary, Covington. 985630-1009. ClearwaterSanctuary.org. Zen Meditation—Noon. With Patricia Stout. Weekly practice in the Plum Village tradition with the mindfulness bell and guided phrases leading into silent sitting meditation. Donations appreciated. Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St, Abita Springs. 985-892-8111. WomensCenterForHealing.org. Beginner Children’s Karate Class—5-5:45pm. Build self confidence, self discipline. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Info: Sensei King Lam: 504-866-2241. Stronger, Leaner, Longer—5:30pm. Pilatesbased strength class builds muscle and tones. Core 101 screening required. Transform NOLA, 8422 Oak St. 985-640-2648. Beginner Adult Karate Class— 6-6:50pm. Learn personal safety, self confidence, keep physically fit. 8132 Willow St. Info: Sensei King Lam: 504-866-2241. Basic/Beginners Aikido Class—6:157:15pm. Benefits include self-defense, flexibility, strength, balance, stress reduction, concentration, community and fun. First class free. NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville St, Ste 103 in Mid-City, New Orleans. 504-208-4861. Info@ NOLAAikido.com. Meditation Community—Call for time. Be supported in meditation practice through community. Attend any or all Mon, Fri or Sat meditations. October focus will be on calm abiding. $60/per monthly series (12 classes). Clearwater Sanctuary, Covington. 985-630-1009. ClearwaterSanctuary.org.

tuesday Therapeutic Exercise—8:30am. With Virginia Davis, RN, LMT. Gentle, restorative movement based on qigong, yoga and the science and physiology of muscles and bone rhythms. Learn a routine that helps to clear the major meridians, release muscles and nourish joints. $40/month, $12/drop-in. Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St, Abita Springs. 985-892-8111. WomensCenterForHealing.org.

Qigong/Dao-In—Noon. Tues & Thurs. Class designed to de-stress and focus on self-care, join Debra Howard for an hour or so practicing gentle movements with intention. Bring a mat. $5/ class. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave, 4th flr. 985-467-0900 or dc@affordablehealingarts. com. Free Yoga for Veterans—Noon-1pm. Connected Warriors Yoga for service members, veterans, and their family. Jaiweh Yoga instructor Christina Andrini leads a spirited and motivated sequence for our military community. Beginners are highly encouraged to come. Higher Power Nola, 514 City Park Ave, New Orleans. 954-696-5014. ChristinaAndrini@yahoo.com. Okinawan Karate Weapons Class—6-7 pm. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Info: Sensei King Lam: 504-866-2241. Free Sunset Yoga in the Park—6-7:30pm. City Park in the Peristyle, 42 Dreyfous Ave, New Orleans. Jaiweh Yoga, LLC: 954-696-5014. ChristinaAndrini@JaiwehYoga.com. JaiwehYoga. com. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Class —7-8pm. Learn EFT, or “tapping”, a gentle, self-administered acupressure technique for diminishing or clearing physical and/or emotional pain. Affordable Healing Arts in the NOHC, 2372 St Claude Ave, Ste 220, New Orleans. RSVP: Gail Gillespie: 504-442-8762. Energy Psychology—7-8pm. Last Tue. With Dr Gail Gillespie. Got pain? Come to this open community group and learn an all-natural, efficient and effective way to reduce or eliminate physical pain through gentle self-administered acupressure stimulation. By donation. Affordable Healing Arts, 2372 St Claude Ave, Ste 220, New Orleans. 504442-8762. Sitting in Stillness: Introduction Class to Meditation—7pm-8:15pm. Led by Gael Thompson, the class is about building a practice with continuity from which a meditative state can arise. $10 drop in/$30 monthly. Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans. TibetanHouse.com.

wednesday Sitting in Stillness: Introduction Class to Meditation – 9am -10:15am. Led by Gael Thompson, the class is about building a practice with continuity from which a meditative state can arise. $10 drop in/$30 monthly. Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans. TibetanHouse.com. Qigong Class – 9:30am. $90/six-week seminar. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Register: 504-8862241. Reiki Healing Session – 10am-11am. Jessica Leigh Dagoglou offers a powerful 20 min, full body mind/body/spirit hands-off healing session for the entire group followed by a guided meditation to encourage integration of healing energies. Please


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PeggyS@BlueCliffCollege.com bring a bottle of water to rehydrate and help facilitate detoxification. Free. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans. JDagoglou@yahoo.com. Prayer and Healing—11am. Facilitated by Harriet Stafford. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityTempleNewOrleans.com. Beginner Children’s Karate Class—5-5:45pm. Build self confidence, self discipline. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Info: Sensei King Lam: 504866-2241. Community Meditation— 6pm. A full hour of deep movement into the stillness and silence, connecting to the Divine Presence within; that place where nothing is impossible. Join us on a journey of music, beautiful images and complete silence. “All of your talk is worthless when compared to one whisper of God from the silence” – Rumi. Love offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504-885-7575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Basic/Beginners Aikido Class—6:15-7:15pm. Benefits include self-defense, flexibility, strength, balance, stress reduction, concentration, community and fun. First class free. NOLA Aikido, 3909 Bienville St, Ste 103, in Mid-City, New Orleans. 504-208-4861. Info@NOLAAikido.com. A Course in Miracles—6:30pm. Facilitated by Mary Beth Ellis. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave. 504-899-3390. UnityTempleNewOrleans.com.

A Course In Miracles Discussion—7pm. Join Rev Jack Fowler for a heart and mind opening discussion of this powerful material, considered to be a modern day spiritual masterpiece. Its concept is life altering, as it teaches us to see the world through the eyes of love, instead of fear. Love offering. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504-8857575. UnityOfMetairie.com. Prosperity Secrets of the Ages—7pm. With Catherine Ponder. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles. 504-899-3390. UnityTempleNewOrleans.com. Beginner Tai Chi Class—7-8pm. Reduce stress, better balance, mind, body. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Info: Sensei King Lam: 504-866-2241.

saturday Prenatal Yoga—9:30am. Prepare your body for childbirth. This powerful class will help you build the strength you need both mentally and physically. Modifications for a pregnant body at all stages and the physical and mental benefits of a traditional vinyasa flow class. Bayou Yoga, 1800 W Causeway Approach, Ste 11, Mandeville. 985-237-1842. DoBayouYoga.com. Alcohol and Drug Education Program—10am. Eight-week group for first offense DWI/DUI or marijuana possession. Eight-sessions equal 12 hours of education. Limited seating. $40/session. GLO Therapeutics, 4134 Florida Ave, Ste 204, Kenner. Register: 504-466-2266. GloTherapeuticsllc.com. Kids Yoga Class—10-11am. $80/6 weeks. 8132 Willow St, New Orleans. Register: 504-886-2241.

thursday Yoga in Metairie—10:45am. Come join our amazing instructors, relax and reconnect with your body. Yoga offerings: vinyasa flow, hatha and restorative. All levels. $15/class, $49/4 class pass, $79/8 class pass. Mention this listing and your first class is free. 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste 1A (behind Parran’s Po-Boys). 504-252-0223. Facebook.com/mcjazzerciseyoga/. Qigong/Dao-In—Noon. Tues & Thurs. Class designed to de-stress and focus on self-care, join Debra Howard for an hour or so practicing gentle movements with intention. Bring a mat. $5/ class. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave, 4th flr. 985-467-0900 or dc@affordablehealingarts. com. Oneness Blessing and Meditation—6-7pm. Calming energy and inner peace. Free. Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans. 504-249-5199.

friday Sitting in Stillness: Introduction Class to Meditation—10am-11am. Led by Gael Thompson, the class is about building a practice with continuity from which a meditative state can arise. $10 drop in/$30 monthly. Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans. TibetanHouse.com. Morning Meditation—10am-11am. Jessica Leigh Dagoglou teaches you to start the weekend off right with a relaxing guided meditation with therapeutic imagery. This is a great option for first-time meditators who have trouble getting engaged with the meditation experience. Free. Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans. JDagoglou@yahoo.com. Vegan Pop-Up—5pm-7pm. By Guard Your Grill Vegan Food. Complimentary libations inside. Cooking outside (cash preferred for pop-up purchases). Kitchen Witch’s Sip & Shop Fridays, 1452 North Broad St, New Orleans. 504-528-8382.

Sitting Meditation Group—10-11am. Practice zazen (sitting meditation) as well as walking meditation. Instruction and discussion also available. 3909 Bienville St, Ste 103, in Mid-City, New Orleans. Brian: xernaut2@gmail.com. 504-6447351. Yoga and Guided Meditation—10-11:30am. Yoga nidra with Katrina Zech. Experience pure rejuvenation and deep relaxation through movement, breath and mindfulness practice. $15 donation. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St Charles Ave. UnityTempleNewOrleans.com. Yoga—11am-noon. Gentle yoga for all ages. Free. Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans. 504-249-5199. Little Yogis—11-11:30am, 2-5 year olds; 11:45am12:30pm, 6-10 year olds. 1st Sat. Each month, we’ll explore the pages of a popular children’s book with traditional yoga poses and lots of laughter. Bayou Yoga, 1800 W Causeway Approach, Ste 11, Mandeville. 985-237-1842. DoBayouYoga.com. Qigong and Tai Chi for Mental and Physical Wellness, Stress Relief and Heightened Immune Function—Saturdays 1-2pm. Nola Chi Kung presents meditations in motion focusing on the breath for balance, relieving stress and mental wellness. Ancient methods with a modern sensibility. Facilitated by Marc LaPorte. Drop-in rate: $16. 5- and 10-class package rates also available which include the Yoga classes. Nola Yoga Loft, 2042 Magazine St, New Orleans. 504-931-6725. NolaYogaLoft.com. Qiqong—2-3pm. Gentle, healing movement class for all levels and ages. Free. Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St, New Orleans. 504-249-5199. Psychic Saturdays—Except the 3rd Saturday. 12pm-6pm. Featured psychic readings: $30/30 min and $50/60 min. Metaphysical Resource Center, 1708 Lake Ave, Metairie. 504-708-8353. MetaphysicalResourceCenter.com.

Ecstatic Dance —6:30-8pm. A free-form conscious dance space. Connect with your spirit through movement. $14/drop-in. NOLA Yoga Loft, 2042 Magazine St. 504-345-3444.

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