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5 newsbriefs YOU SEE IT 9 therapyspotlight by Sharon Campbell 10 spiritualbriefs 16 GENESIS CENTER: 12 healthbriefs YOUR DOORWAY 14 globalbriefs TO RENEWED HEALTH 23 fitbody Dr. Uzick and Pam Stewart 24 consciouseating Open New Facility in Tucson by Johnathan D’Auria 26 wisewords 28 inspiration 18 ALTERNATIVE 30 healthykids GOES MAINSTREAM Today’s Complementary 32 bodyworkspotlight Trends Support Natural 33 calendarofevents Health Care 36 ongoingevents by Kathleen Barnes 39 classifieds 40 community 23 PILATES FOR


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WEIGHT LOSS Strengthen, Lengthen and Tone by Victoria Everman


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28 IN THE YEAR 2012


Dispelling the Mystery

by Linda Sechrist


Healthy Choices Kids Love

by Claire O’Neil

28 January





ow exciting to be here to see the dawn of another “new beginning.” To smell the sweet aroma of hope for a more prosperous business; for a more successful family; for a more compassionate world; and to make a deeper commitment to care for, protect and preserve this environment that nurtures us and gives so much to us. It’s exciting to set goals for the coming new year; to be creative in determining how you can be your best self. I most especially enjoy setting goals for every area of my life and looking back to see how I did with last years goals. I spent many years in the corporate arena and one of my favorite things to do was to be at work when the rest of the world was out partying or vacationing– planning how my new year would be bigger, better and faster. In addition to enjoying the peaceful solitude of an abandoned workplace, there was also the constructive creativity that just seems to flow so abundantly at the beginning of a new year. In any case, it’s an almost magical time of the year and I hope that you too, will savor, honor and be blessed by it. The other thing that is most obligatory this time of the year is the temporary obsession with losing weight, often times masked as health and wellness or fitness. Not to be left out, in this months issue, we too address these issues, but in some ways that will hopefully encourage long-term behavioral changes. Whatever your choice of fitness regime, the point is to do something fun, so you will keep at it. Don’t be one of those people like the ones I’m counting on at my gym to drop out after two or three months so the place will be less crowded for the dedicated few. In our feature article, we see that modern medicine is finally coming full circle. It seems to finally realize that the body and the environment were each made to be self-sustaining and that each is capable of healing itself naturally – and that they both created by God to work together. Kathleen Barnes’ article, “Alternative Goes Mainstream,” will introduce to some and confirm for others the value and efficacy of some of the many alternative and complementary healthcare and wellness modalities, all of which are being increasingly integrated into everyday healthcare prescriptions at many major medical treatment facilities. We hope that in this new year you will continue to be edified, blessed and pleased with our efforts to educate and inform and to be the catalyst for your transformation to your best life. Until next month, when we delve into our special feature, Healthy mind, remember that healthy living is green and green living is healthy. Blessings.

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newsbriefs Removing Interference Leads to Better Health


f you wonder why you don’t feel better, perhaps there is something standing between you and better health. Blockages in nerve flow, as well as energy/meridian flow, can lead to many problems. Desert Mountain Health Center is dedicated to true health care, helping individuals to find and use the power within them that heals and keeps them healthy. Dr. Martha Dr. Martha Bergner Bergner has 15 years’ experience and is trained in helping people rid themselves of blockages in energy flow through gentle but powerful Network Chiropractic and Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). You can experience chiropractic care that is gentle, but also extremely effective. Instead of focusing on painful areas, the nervous system can be accessed directly through areas of ease in the spinal system and the body can release the blockage. Interference in energy flow in the body can also create malfunctions which lead to symptoms that include sensitivities, allergy-like symptoms, digestive problems and other acute or chronic conditions. Bergner has been trained by Dr. Nambudripad and delights in helping people find balance and better health. At your first visit, mention Natural Awakenings and receive a 10 percent discount.

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha

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Sunrise Memorial Service at TMC


eyond-Tucson is a community-wide event to commemorate and celebrate loved ones injured and lost in the tragic events of January 8. As the opening event of Beyond-Tucson, several artists from the Tucson community will collaborate to create a sunrise meditation service at 7:15 a.m., January 7, at the labyrinth at Peppi’s House, on the campus of Tucson Medical Center. The meditation begins at dawn, with the beat of a “mother drum,” as people arrive at the labyrinth. As the sun rises, Tibetan bowls will ring in the new day. The labyrinth path on this day represents our collective journey of remembrance, reflection, prayer, receiving and moving forward together with a new perspective. Dancers and percussionists will represent this journey through improvised movement, percussion and poetry. The service concludes with upbeat interactive music making to celebrate our community and a musical procession to the TMC Health and Wellness Fair across the street. The service is designed by Amy Barron-Gafford, creator of Peppi’s House Labyrinth and TMC Chaplain; and Sinde Rubiner, interactive rhythm and artist facilitator. Location: TMC Campus, 5301 East Grant Rd., Tucson. Enter on Wyatt St. For more information, visit




Creating Sacred Space with Self-Expression


he future is a blank canvas, filled with infinite possibilities. We live in a continuous, creative space, always choosing what we desire to create for our tomorrow, but are we choosing from a “heart space� or from a place within our minds? Creating Sacred Space is a fun-filled group aimed at providing an opportunity for the exploration of our own divine inner direction, a place to free the creative spirit and listen to our intuitive voice within. Using various art media, individuals get out of their heads to discover their creative power and to feel inspired and empowered. No previous training in art is necessary to participate. This is a group to get the creative juices flowing and get in touch with the inner artist through art. All that is needed is a willingness to talk, laugh, write, breathe, play and put some paint on the brushes. Art, and lots of it, as well as fun and new friendships, will be made as participants remember that creating art is an act of the soul. Location: 3861 N. 1st Ave., Tucson. For more information, call 520-730-2553 or email Patricia Orphanidis at See ad on page 5.



Rosin Moves Practice to Former Eldorado Site


arcey Rosin, L.Ac., has relocated her acupuncture practice to the El Dorado Health Center, in the former El Dorado Hospital, at 1400 North Wilmot Road. Practicing a blend of classical Chinese, Japanese and Korean acupuncture, as well as Chinese herbology, Rosin administers gentle and compassionate care to restore individuals on the path to well-being. In addition to her practice at El Dorado Health Center, Rosin offers an Acupuncture at Work program, bringing the healing power of acupuncture in the comfort of local offices. Other services include specialized care for cancer patients and home visits to assisted living facilities and nursing homes. For more information, call 520-904-1460 or visit

Learn About Earth Changes from Ambika Wauters


mbika Wauters, CCH, R.S.Hom, NA, director of The Institute of Life Energy Medicine, is holding a workshop, Survival Tools for the Earth Changes, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., January 27 to 30. Participants will learn meditation, essential homeopathic remedies and immune formulas. Wauters is a classical homeopath who trained in the UK, where she maintained a private practice and offered homeopathy to large corporations, such as Visa International. The author of 22 books on healing, she believes our attitudes and emotions impact our health, and addresses illness from the deepest place within the human economy to create balance and strength. Wauters offers workshops that provide healing tools for managing the coming Earth changes, including a powerful meditation that anchors our energy field, homeopathic remedies and immune building formulas. In her work, she addresses treatment for cancer, diabetes, autoimmune deficiency and many pathological conditions that impede wellness, and strives to create balance and stability in all conditions. Cost is $500. For more information, call 1-877-774-1812 or visit See ad on page 14.




Make Annual Almond Bulk Buy Now


or the past four years, Bee Green Foods has sourced Tucson with truly raw, unpasteurized almonds at unbelievably low prices. They have created a massive co-op bulk buy for the community that they offer once a year. “We have the opportunity to do this each harvest season. The community pools orders together, and the more we order, the more we save together as a whole,” says owner Kristen Taylor. “Almonds are a high fat food that is actually good for our health,” she explains. “Multiple studies show that nut consumption is linked to a lower risk for heart disease. Almonds are easy to digest, very sweet and the most alkaline-creating nut there is.” Taylor, a raw food chef and author, is the organizer of two MeetUp groups, Succulent Raw Tucson and AZ Raw Foods. She hosts myriad classes, chef demos, conferences and potlucks, with the ultimate goal of health education. Bee Green also hosts one-on-one coaching and group classes. “We’ll be showing people how to make frothy almond milk, creamy almond butter, piecrusts, snack mixes and so much more. All of our recipes are gluten- and dairy-free,” says Taylor. Check out their January calendar online to learn about the almond bulk buy and tips on how to easily incorporate almonds into your diet. For class schedules and more information visit, or See ad on page 12.

Change Your Lifestyle and Save Your Heart


he nonprofit Foundation for Cardiovascular Health is offering their 12-week Heart Series program, from 4 to 7 p.m., every Tuesday, starting February 7. The comprehensive, medically directed, 36-hour interactive program, created by Tucsonans Charles Katzenberg, M.D., and Edna Silva, RN, is for anyone that wants to prevent, halt, stabilize or even reverse coronary artery disease. The Heart Series includes instruction from physicians, nurses, counselors and individuals that have successfully implemented a heart healthy program in their lives. Program highlights include: Risk factor evaluations, including analysis of lipids; label reading, nutrition, supplements, and how to make health choices when dining out; heart medication review; stress reduction techniques, which include Tai chi, yoga and heart math, ad exercise instruction and communication skills. Cost is $300 each or $500/couple. For more information and registration, call Richy Feinberg at 520-797-2281.



therapyspotlight Understanding Brain Injury The HANDLE Perspective by Kimberly Lauger, RN


ere’s a quiz. Do you need to bump your head to have a head injury? Do you need to lose consciousness to have a head injury? Does damage need to show up on a brain scan to have a head injury? If you answered no to these three questions, you are correct. Brain injury is the result of any incident that causes death or injury to brain cells, resulting in a temporary or permanent loss of function. Brain injury can occur before, during or after birth and can be the result of toxic substances, blows to the brain, sudden movement of the head, disruptions in blood flow, direct injury or even illness. In the case of many traumas, such as a car accident, the brain injury and resulting loss of function may be apparent immediately. In other cases, such as with whiplash, falls or some sports injuries that result in rapid movement of the brain in the skull, the impact may appear later and be more subtle. In these situations, the person may not lose consciousness and brain injury may not show up on a typical scan. These varying types of injuries may be labeled severe or minor, but either way, the impact on day-to-day life can be devastating. Difficulties with speech and motor function are obvious results of some brain injuries. Less obvious results can be altered muscle tone, visual disturbances, light sensitivity, extreme sensitivity to sound, trouble with balance and bumping into things, delayed processing, memory problems, trouble multi-tasking and fatigue. Often overlooked factors that may contribute to these difficulties are weakening of the vestibular (balance system) and interhemispheric integration (communication between two sides of

the brain) as a result of the brain injury. HANDLE (Holistic Approach to NeuroDevelopment and Learning Efficiency) supports improvement in these subtle impacts of brain injury through organized movement activities designed to strengthen these systems and others. A key principle within this approach is the concept of Gentle Enhancement®— recognizing that stressed systems don’t get stronger, they get weaker or they shut down or break down. Activities within a HANDLE program are done only to the point the nervous system can accept without physiological stress. A full program may take only 15 to 30

minutes a day, and yet have profound, life-changing results. Kimberly Lauger became a certified HANDLE practitioner after her own child with irregular brain function showed such a change following his HANDLE program. Lauger will share more about the HANDLE Perspective and Brain Injury, including tips and tools to make life simpler, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., January 17, at the Redtail Healing Center. Contact Lauger for directions by calling 520-907-2842 or email Kim.Lauger@ For more information visit See ad on page 7.




spiritualbriefs Invoking the Archangels


unny Dawn Johnston has the power to move thousands from tears to laughter in the blink of an eye. She’s been described as “a best friend who will love you unconditionally, but also kick you in the butt when you need it most.” Her support is always present as she guides you to your own personal freedom and power. Her book. Invoking the Archangels–A Nine-Step Process to Heal Your Body, Mind and Soul, is filled with metaphorical teachings as she shares her raw and emotional journey from self-hatred to self-love. Desperate, angry and fighting for her life at age 19, she reached out to the one thing she could count on–the Archangels. The only thing that kept her going was her connection to the Angelic realm. You too, can find your way, and start living the life you truly desire and deserve. Johnston will speak about the Archangels and her 9-step process at 7 p.m., February 3, at New Moon Haven. Cost is $22 and books will be available for purchase. Location: 16256 N Oracle Rd., Catalina AZ ( RSVP by calling 520-825-9044. To learn more about Sunny Dawn Johnston, visit or

No-Touch Healing at Divine Intentions


herry DeClercq, owner of Divine Intentions, is a pranic healer who works with life force energy to assist the body by giving it the ability to heal itself. Pranic healing is a simple but powerful and effective system of no-touch energy healing. Physical contact is not required because the practitioner is working on the body’s bioplasmic energy and not directly on Affordable Pranic Healing the physical body. DeClercq has applied treatments to sufferers from stiffness and pain, as well as chronic problems that had not responded to allopathic remedies.

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Discover Your Inner Treasure at Earthworks


o-founded by Clarice Naugle and Will McCastle, Earthworks is a healing center and metaphysical counseling service designed to address life concerns from a holistic perspective. Earthworks of Tucson is a place for healing, learning and spiritual consultation, Whether an individual is seeking to recover from a past traumatic experience, seeking life’s purpose or wanting to acquire a new skill, Earthworks can help. As a healing center, Earthworks addresses the energetic imbalances that a client may be experiencing through the Usui Shiki Ryoho system of Reiki. Naugle and McCastle are certified Reiki master teachers who specialize in advanced healing techniques such as repairing the auric field, dissolving unwanted energy chords and blockages, diagnosing chakra health and non-intrusive psychic surgery. As a metaphysical counseling service, Earthworks utilizes arts of divination to provide clients with the best perspectives regarding their power of choice. McCastle, an experienced psychic, specializes in tarot card and astrology readings. Classes are available for individuals interested in developing their own spiritual gifts. Naugle and McCastle teach all levels of Reiki, as well as astrology and spiritual development classes for beginners. For more information, call 440-341-6155, email or visit See ad on page 26.

Are You Searching for Life’s Purpose?


hose desiring answers and permanent solutions to life’s challenges will be comforted to know that Saint Germain and the ascended masters offer the teachings of cosmic law and the empowering realization that you are God individualized! The Temple of The Presence stands as the rallying point of contact and cooperation with the ascended masters, and hosts a spiritual community of fellow hearts on the path of self-mastery toward the Ascension. Twelve-day quarterly conferences offer planetary releases of light and instruction on how to apply the spiritual tools of your God presence, with introductory classes at two Tucson locations at 7 p.m., Thursdays. Listen to live services and replays 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the Helicon Broadcasting link. All Teachings offered free at For more information, call 520-751-2039 ext.100.





Science Confirms Benefits of Herbal Brews


njoy your next cup of herbal tea while toasting to better health. U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded researchers have confirmed the science-based health benefits of three of Americans’ favorite herbal teas. Chamomile tea has long been said to soothe a troubled belly and restless mind. After reviewing scientific literature on the herb’s beneficial bioactivity, the study team published an article in Agricultural Research describing test-tube evidence that the beverage also offers moderate antimicrobial and significant anti-plateletclumping action. They found that peppermint tea also shows significant antimicrobial, plus antiviral, antioxidant and antitumor actions, and even some antiallergenic potential. After reviewing human clinical trials, the researchers further reported that drinking hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure in a group of pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.

Tangerines’ Tangible Gifts


angerines are sweet, affordable and in season, and now there’s another reason to stock up on this juicy fruit. Researchers from the University of Western Ontario have discovered that a tangerine flavonoid, nobiletin, appears to help prevent obesity and protect against Type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis, the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. When the researchers fed mice a “Western” diet high in fats and simple sugars, they became obese, showing all the signs associated with metabolic syndrome: elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood levels of insulin and glucose, and fatty livers. A second group of mice—fed the same unhealthy diet, but with nobiletin added—experienced no symptoms of metabolic syndrome and gained weight normally. Ingesting nobiletin also prevented the buildup of fat in the liver by stimulating genes that help burn excess body fat, while inhibiting genes responsible for manufacturing it.



The Power of Good Posture


other’s warnings against slouching were correct. Recent research proves that poor posture not only makes a bad impression, it can make us feel physically weaker. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, explored the relationship of posture and pain tolerance and found that by simply adopting more dominant poses, individuals can feel more powerful, in control and better able to tolerate distress. More, those studied using the most dominant posture were able to comfortably tolerate more pain than others assigned a more neutral or submissive stance. People tend to curl up into a ball when in pain, but the University of Southern California researchers recommend doing the opposite—try sitting or standing up straight, lifting the chin, pushing out the chest and generally expanding the body shape. They suggest that these small, yet empowering, changes in behavior can decrease sensitivity to pain. Adopting a powerful posture may even affect the body’s hormone levels, boosting testosterone, which is associated with increased pain tolerance, and decreasing cortisol, typically released in response to stress.



ew evidence from cardiac researchers at the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center, in Utah, suggests that routine, periodic fasting is good for our health and specifically, our heart, because it reduces weight and levels of sugar and triglycerides in the blood. The results expand upon a 2007 Intermountain Healthcare study showing a direct association between fasting and a reduced risk of coronary heart failure. The findings were presented at the 2011 annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, in New Orleans.


study by researchers at the Norwegian University of A Science and Technology shows that the incidence of eczema in children of mothers that drank milk fortified

with a probiotic supplement during pregnancy and while breastfeeding was about half that experienced otherwise. Source: British Journal of Dermatology




globalbriefs Resilient Communities

Volunteerism Remains Strong in America More than 60 million Americans volunteered 8 billion hours of their services in 2010, holding steady with the previous year, according to the latest report by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), released late last year. Communities are benefiting from their work in mentoring and tutoring youth, fundraising and providing food, transportation and general labor, including disaster relief. “Every day, volunteers of all ages are giving their time and talents to solve problems and make our country stronger,” says Robert Velasco II, acting CEO of CNCS. He observes that civic involvement increases as people become more deeply rooted in their communities through family, work and school ties. The members of Generation X (born 1965 to 1981) are volunteer stars, having contributed 2.3 billion hours in 2010, 110 million more than the year before. Teen volunteer rates were also up from 2002 through 2010, compared to 1989. A Volunteering in America report attributes this to emphasis on service-learning in high schools, the influence of parents that volunteer, social networking and the ease of finding opportunities via the Internet. To find local volunteer opportunities by category, visit or



Rocky Topping

Appalachian Residents Oppose Coal Mining Policies Even though coal mining forms the economic backbone of several Appalachian states, a recent poll reveals overwhelming local resistance to the technique of removing the entire tops of mountains to secure the coal, and then dumping the toxic remains in valleys and streams. Residents are mad enough to make it an election issue. A survey of 1,315 registered voters, sponsored by Earthjustice, Appalachian Mountain Advocates and the Sierra Club, was conducted by independent research companies in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia. It found that only 20 percent of residents support the practice of mountaintop removal. More, voters from all parties in these states promise to penalize elected officials that move to weaken clean water and environmental regulations related to such mining. The poll reveals intense and broad-based support in the heart of Appalachia for fully enforcing and even increasing clean water protections to combat the negative impacts of mountaintop removal mining. Joan Mulhern, senior legislative counsel for Earthjustice, says, “The time for this destructive practice is over. The people in Appalachia are making it clear that they recognize the threats to their health and communities.” Source:, find state action contacts at

Knowing Quality Health Care When You See it by Sharon Campbell


inding a provider that best fits your needs can seem a daunting quest, but it is very important to your health. It is a mistake to seek out the perfect healthcare provider, because no one can meet the unique needs of every patient. However, while there are no perfect providers or perfect patients, there is still a lot you can do to get the best possible care. Healthcare providers include nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, physicians, naturopaths and chiropractors, among others. Insurance companies often drive our choices because they maintain lists of providers that are contracted under the plans, if we even have insurance, so choose carefully. Are you passive or active healthcare consumer? The passive ones will expect providers to assume ultimate responsibility for their own care. By contrast, taking an active role means working with your health care provider to ensure that you get the best care you need and deserve. Choosing the right provider takes some effort on the part of the patient. They should consider the expectations they have up front of the relationship, and then ask friends and family for recommendations. Research shows that this is the most common way to find a good fit. Some people like to do research and study the background and experience of a provider, but remember that no matter how impressive the credentials; their personality will have a big influence on developing an effective partnership. Find out what the provider expects from you as a patient and schedule an appointment for a “get-acquainted” visit to discuss mutual expectations. The key to success is finding a compatible practitioner and developing a relationship before you become ill or injured. Being a wise healthcare consumer requires you to have appropriate expectations of your provider. You can’t always look for an immediate cure, but you should expect an opportunity to ask questions and get a clear explanation of your status, in terms you understand. Educational information, resources to help you manage your care, referrals to specialists when appropriate, shared decision-making and confidentiality are all assets and qualities to look for. Once a choice is made, you still have to be your own best advocate and actively participate in your care. Providers and

patients are a team. If you have a provider that will not embrace you as a partner in the management of your care, find one that will. Providers should not take exception to valid questions or patronize you in any way. Part of your responsibility is to prepare for the visit by having the appropriate information to answer the questions you will likely be asked. Record all your medications and doses and bring a list. Don’t expect the provider to have all the information about what has happened between your visits— your own answers and insight into your problem is invaluable in assisting the provider with ordering appropriate tests and making the proper diagnosis. Seventy percent of diagnoses are based on what patients communicate to their providers through questions and comments. If you understand the process and feel comfortable with it, you are more likely to do your part to make things work. Be assertive without being aggressive. You need to be involved, so be a go-getter: don’t sit back and settle for mediocre care. Sharon Campbell, WHNP-C, is a women’s health nurse practitioner and the owner of A New Creation Women’s Clinic, in Tucson. She volunteers with medical ministries, belongs to the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce, Marana Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Women Business Owners. Campbell also speaks in public and writes for local publications. Contact her at 520-293-1117. See ad on page 19.

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Genesis Natural Medicine Center: Your Doorway to Renewed Health Dr. Uzick and Pam Stewart Open New facility in Tucson by Johnathan D’Auria


enesis Natural Medicine Center, in Tucson, on Campbell Road between Prince and River, is a unique practice, because Dr. Michael Uzick is unique. He’s the only naturopath in the Tucson area that is board-certified in naturopathic oncology. Dr. Uzick and co-founder and Executive Director Pam Stewart have made sure that every facet of Genesis works to promote maximum wellness. The 3,100-square-foot complex boasts the soothing colors of a desert sunset, an organic herbal garden in the atrium, comfortable treatment rooms, a suite for IV therapies, another for colon hydrotherapy and a beautiful, state-of-the-art, far infra-red sauna. With a bond centered on their passion for patient care, the pair set out to open an ideal center for healing. Stewart explains, “We really rely on each other’s strengths.” “This is my passion and what I believe is the best form of medicine” adds Uzick. “But patient care is complicated. There are so many details that must be attended to for each patient that few people have ever experienced the kind of medical care that they deserve.” He continues, “My partnership with Pam enables us to provide something never seen before: extraordinary patient care. That’s because Pam has an amazing heart that touches 16


everyone she meets and an impeccable integrity that is the foundation for this one-of-a-kind medical practice.” What began as a vision manifested itself into reality as Uzick and Stewart created a facility that puts the patient first and where the practitioners walk beside each client through their physical and emotional transformation. They conceptualized every meticulous detail of the center, “The people we’ve hired to work in our clinic also make this center immensely unique. We selected a staff not only with intelligence and great heart, but people who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and believe in naturopathic medicine. Working at Genesis is not just a job, but an expression of their passion.” says Uzick. “The energy of the clinic is really in alignment in every way. We have an RN with years of experience in oncology. She’s famous for her ability to draw blood from the most difficult veins. That’s crucial for me, as oncology is an important part of my practice.” More than ever, people are shifting away from conventional drug medicine and moving toward natural health approaches. However, many people are still unfamiliar with naturopathic medicine. They might be surprised to know that Uzick is licensed by the state of Arizona a primary care physician and has prescriptive rights that

are similar to conventional medical doctors. Uzick is the only naturopath board certified in naturopathic oncology in our community and among just a handful in the country with this specialty. “A naturopath is an eclectic physician,” says Uzick. “We study a broad range of natural healing approaches, including clinical nutrition, therapeutic diets, herbal medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, hydrotherapy and counseling, as well as studies in traditional Chinese and ayurvedic medicine. Naturopathic doctors also receive training in minor surgery and pharmacology.” In addition to naturopathic physicians, Genesis offers a wide array of natural therapies, including massage, acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy, constitutional hydrotherapy, far-infrared sauna treatment, LED-light pain therapy, lymphatic drainage, physician-led group cleanses and nutritional intravenous therapies. These services designed to treat the body as a whole, with a focus on the individual. One of the most popular and beneficial massages is lymphatic drainage. “It is very beneficial for cancer patients,” says Uzick, “because oftentimes in surgery, the lymph nodes are removed and the lymph cannot drain properly, which can lead to the swelling of a limb, which in turn, can lead to an infection. Because the lymphatic system is essential for proper immune function and the removal of toxins, lymphatic drainage massage is important for everyone’s optimal health.” The center also offers colon hydrotherapy. Many natural health advocates believe that all disease begins in the colon. This therapy is the most effective way to cleanse this part of the body, compared to any other method. Uzick explains, “Colon hydrotherapy is particularly useful during a cleanse in order to ensure toxins are eliminated from the body and not reabsorbed. This is clearly demonstrated in patients suffering from multiple chemical sensitivities. These people are debilitated by the environmental toxins we are all exposed on a daily basis. It enables them to live and function normally.” Genesis offers doctor-supervised colon hydrotherapy in a private beautiful and sanitary environment. Genesis has taken this therapy to a higher level by investing in extra ventilation and a bidet, which provide the most comfortable

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experience possible. Genesis boasts a spacious, tranquil IV (intravenous) suite with comfortable leather recliners. The adjacent nursing station with a large observation window facilitates careful monitoring of the patient. This is where personalized nutrient formulations are administered by a nurse. “Vitamins, when administered intravenously, can be a profoundly effective treatment for a variety of conditions,” states Uzick. “For example, high dose vitamin C IVs are an invaluable therapy for certain viral infections, particularly those in the herpes family of viruses or fungal infections such as coccidioidomycosis (valley fever), common in Arizona.” Uzick continues, “The use of high-dose vitamin C IVs for cancer is gaining increasingly more attention in the medical field. My experience is that these IVs can help keep cancer patients in remission. Exciting case reports published in the medical literature have led to the funding of clinical trials which are currently underway. An important treatment we call ‘vascular rejuvenation’ offers a safe and effective way to prevent and reverse heart disease. The IV administration of a vitamin called phosphatidylcholine can slowly and gently reverse the plaques that develop within blood vessels. When this occurs in the arteries of the heart, a blockage can lead to a heart attack. There are many kinds of conditions that can benefit from IV therapy: everything from colds and flus to chronic fatigue.” Uzick and Stewart joined forces to make their shared vision of a comprehensive natural medicine center that provides extraordinary patient care a reality. Stewart adds, “Every detail of this journey has had spiritual significance to me. Even our name, Genesis, signifies a new beginning, which perfectly speaks to our philosophy. Genesis Natural Medicine Center can truly be for you, the beginning of the rest of your life.” This naturopathic medical practice, unlike any other in Southern Arizona, will celebrate its grand opening on January 26, with organic gourmet delicacies, entertainment and housewarming gifts. Location: 3920 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. For more information about Genesis Natural Medicine Center, call 520-495-4400 or visit To read more about naturopathy and Dr. Michael Uzick, go to See ad on inside front cover.




can find a yoga class in almost any YMCA or community college; prestigious medical schools have departments of complementary and alternative medicine; and some hospitals are encouraging their staff to become proficient in energy medicine and healing techniques. The U.S. government established the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in 1992, under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health, to investigate and evaluate promising unconventional medical practices. In the 21st century, it’s been picked up more widely under the concept of integrative medicine, in which conventional medical and more natural therapies are used to complement one another. This encouraging development also reflects current trends among major categories of therapies that take body, mind and spirit into account.

ALTERNATIVE GOES MAINSTREAM Today’s Complementary Trends Support Natural Health Care by Kathleen Barnes


aven’t we all at some time shifted to more healthy foods, enjoyed a massage, consulted with a chiropractor or naturopath, popped a vitamin C supplement or attended a yoga, Tai chi, qigong or Pilates class? Many of us also meditate regularly and pray for sick friends and relatives. If we’ve engaged in any of these activities, we are among the nearly two-thirds of Americans that use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies each year. While these approaches to wellness have been practiced for millennia, it’s only been in the past decade or so that they have begun to move from the U.S. 18


alternative fringe into the American mainstream. The widespread use of CAM therapies is due to a confluence of three trends: a growing body of credible scientific research that supports their effectiveness; popular demand for these natural, non-invasive and effective therapies; and growing recognition by conventional practitioners that healing is accomplished through holistic treatments that address body, mind and spirit.

Signs of the Times

Today, even the staid American Medical Association recommends a multivitamin supplement for virtually everyone; you

Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine

Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) requires a dramatic mental shift away from symptom-related modalities of Western medicine. Here, one’s wellness and illness is based on managing the flow of energy, or chi (pronounced CHEE), through the body. TCM has been used in China and others parts of Asia for 5,000 years. Its core concept requires that the practitioner treat the underlying causes of disease, rather than just the symptoms. TCM has now become foundational in modern thinking as well, prompting an understanding that the entire organism— body, mind and spirit—must be addressed in order for healing to take place. “Homotoxicology is the most exciting trend in TCM today,” says Jonathan Wald, an acupuncture physician and academic dean of East West College of Natural Healing, in Sarasota, Florida. He explains: “It’s a blend of homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine, with allopathic diagnostic techniques.” Homotoxicology (sometimes called biopuncture) applies herbal and homeopathic solution injections at specifically related energy meridian points to relieve various disease conditions or pain and rebalance the body.

Another promising development is use of the Ryodaraku machine that measures electrical resistance to identify diseases in their beginning stages, affording early treatment. “I think of Ryodaraku almost as a TCM form of a blood test,” says Wald. “It helps us see what’s going on and we can often correct it with a little electrical stimulation pen.” Today, TCM and Western allopathic medicine are being considered in concert more often as practitioners find practical common ground in hospitals and clinical settings throughout the United States.

Energy Therapies

Current energy therapies comprise a broad range of hands-on healing modalities, ranging from Reiki, Healing Touch and Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping), to an increasing array of hybrids. The Energy Medicine Institute (, in Ashland, Oregon, notes that energy medicine can employ a variety of non-invasive methods intended to trigger the body’s natural healing powers, working to activate energies that have become weakened, disturbed or unbalanced. According to the institute, flow, balance and harmony can be restored and maintained within an energy system by tapping, massaging, pinching, twisting or connecting specific energy points (known as acupoints) on the skin; tracing or swirling the hand over the skin along specific energy pathways; exercises or postures designed for specific energetic effects; focused use of the mind to alter specific energies; and/or surrounding an area with healing energies (one person’s energies impact another’s). Nicolas Ortner, founder of The Tapping Solution, calls this Emotional Freedom Techniques-based energy modality, “…a combination of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.” By tapping on meridian points of the body while repeating certain helpful affirmations about health or emotional situations, energetic blockages can be removed, allowing profound physical and emotional changes to take place. Ortner is excited about the growing awareness of self-guided healing

through energy modalities, including his technique. “We had 350,000 people at our online Tapping World Summit last year,” he says. “That says something about the need that we are fulfilling.”


Herbalism is widely practiced worldwide to heal body and mind, and herbs and other plants are sometimes used in spiritual healing. Herbs are commonly prescribed by conventional physicians in Europe. In 1978, the German Commission E published a list of more than 300 herbs, noting research attesting to their safety and effectiveness, as well as possible side effects and drug interactions. The United States has lagged in its acceptance of herbal

interventions. Still, Susun Weed, founder of the Wise Woman Center, in Woodstock, New York, and author of four herbal books, including Healing Wise, points out that drug companies have been quick to isolate various herbal medicine components and market them as prescription drugs.




“In the ’60s, I discovered that the weeds in my garden were better medicinal plants than the ones I intentionally planted,” recalls Weed. “Back then, there was a general belief that these alternative systems weren’t ‘real’ medicine.” But it’s more a matter of the Western world catching up with the rest of the world, she notes. “The World Health Organization says that 90 percent of the health care given on this planet is given by women in their own homes, using local plants.” Weed reports that across the United States, attendance at herbal conferences has soared. Herbalism is a big idea whose time has come again, and is now being rewoven into family life. “I call it re-weaving the healing cloak of the ancients,” she says. “This is evolutionary medicine.”


H o m e o p a t hy, o p e ra t i n g o n t h e principle of “like treats like,” involves the use of highly diluted substances to trigger the body’s natural process of healing. According to The Society of Homeopaths, “A substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms.” For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation. Thus, when caffeine is made into a homeopathic medicine, it could be used to treat people with these symptoms.



Dana Ullman, author of The Homeopathic Revolution and Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines, notes that the trend in homeopathy in the United States has its debunkers. He attributes this to establishment fears that, “If homeopathy is true, then everything about modern medicine and science is false.” But, he adds, “The homeopathy deniers ignore or downplay the substantial body of verifying evidence from basic science and clinical research—from outcome studies, cost-effectiveness studies and epidemiological evidence.”

Meditation and Related Therapies Th e C e n t e r s f o r Disease Control and Prevention note that 90 percent of all doctor office visits are related to stress. Meditation, breath work, guided imagery and some yoga disciplines are effective ways to slow down the mind, relieve stress and bring body , mind and spirit into balance. More than 1,000 published studies have linked various types of meditation as well as contemplative yoga to changes in metabolism, blood pressure, brain activation, stress relief and pain reduction.

Angela Wilson, assistant director of the Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL), affiliated with the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Lenox, Massachusetts, reports burgeoning interest in these therapies. “Doctors have become very interested in any practice that can help people slow down and calm down,” observes Wilson. A 2007 NCCAM study found that 9.4 percent of U.S. adults, more than 20 million people, had practiced meditation in the previous year. Some of the latest IEL research provides scientific proof that Kripalu yoga (often called “meditation in motion”) can act as a buffer, “…helping people to face daily challenges without getting rocked off their feet or off their center,” says Wilson. She is also excited about a recent Massachusetts General Hospital s t u d y. I t s h o w e d that in just eight weeks of practicing meditation, subjects experienced physiological changes in the part of the limbic system that relates to fear, resulting in less stress and anxiety.


Naturopathic medicine, a general system of natural medicine, includes nutrition, herbalism, homeopathy,

acupuncture and energy medicine. Its goal is to holistically address the entire organism—body, mind and spirit. In general, naturopathic physicians are those that work to support our innate healing abilities. They universally encourage adoption of lifestyle changes that promote optimal health. In states where naturopathic doctors (ND) are licensed, practitioners are required to graduate from a four-year residential naturopathic medical school and pass a board examination. In states that do not license them, people that successfully complete online courses can call themselves a naturopath. Make sure that any consulting naturopathic doctor has graduated from a residential program approved by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians ( Carl Hangee-Bauer, current president of the national association and a doctor of naturopathy with San Francisco Natural Medicine, has long been a proponent of licensing. He observes, “Currently, 16 states license naturopaths, and the trend is toward more licensing states and inclusion in federal programs, as well as loan forgiveness.” He believes this will bring more qualified students to the profession. Economics is among the many incentives driving consumers to a greater awareness of the benefits of pursuing wellness, as they come to understand how major, long-term medical bills might be reduced by applying common

sense, healthy lifestyle practices and other doable steps toward preventing illness in the first place. “Our practice is growing every year. People are willing to pay for quality health care,” remarks HangeeBauer.


Nutrition comprises the time-tested foundation of health and includes foods and vitamin and mineral supplements, as well as herbs and spices. I m p o r t a n t l y, c o r e values about nutrition vary from culture to culture. In the United States, the Standard American Diet (SAD) has been off-track for long enough that it has resulted in a widespread health crisis. The problem is that, contrary to the counsel of nutrition experts, many of us have become heavily dependent upon highfat, high-sugar, heavily processed foods. The typical American’s diet is severely lacking in recommended vegetables, fruits and whole grains. “The health crisis isn’t limited to the United States,” states Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, in New York City. “Fast food and processed foods have invaded other traditional cultures, as well. Today’s chronic diseases that plague our own

population now constitute a world health crisis.” Rosenthal is encouraged by the growing awareness of healthy eating, as taught by 19,000 graduates of his school, providing services in all 50 states and 82 countries. “We are at the beginning of a revolution,” he says. “By 2020, people will see that the quality of our food affects everything. Awareness and education are at the forefront of this revolution, and movements like ours are among the major catalysts for change.”

Looking Forward Overall, today’s trends in CAM therapies are positive, hopeful and helpful. Conventional medicine seems to be becoming more open to a broad range of therapies it once peremptorily relegated to the scientific dustbin. New research and long-term evidence proves that many of these non-invasive therapies are effective and can work hand-in-hand with conventional therapies. Individually and in combination, they can result in healings and cures once unimaginable to traditional practitioners. Kathleen Barnes has written 18 books, most of them on natural health and healthy living, and owns the publishing company Take Charge Books. Connect at




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resistance tool used during mat exercise, often focusing on the lower body and core muscles.

PILATES FOR WEIGHT LOSS Strengthen, Lengthen and Tone by Victoria Everman


ilates can help to build and maintain lean muscle mass while you are losing weight, realign posture as the body’s center of gravity changes, promote long elegant posture and graceful flowing movement, and keep you centered and energized—all at the same time,” explains Jillian Hessel, a Los Angeles-based Pilates teacher with 26 years’ experience. “I find that many people are successfully losing weight with Pilates because they become much more aware of their bodies, and in turn, treat them better and make better food choices,” adds Ana Cabán, a Pilates fitness expert who has operated studios on both coasts. After chatting with a panel of pros and diving into the fitness method’s history, we arrived at the top five ways to become trim and toned by practicing Pilates.

Burn More Calories

Creating muscle mass is one of the best ways to increase calorie-burning potential. Pilates can help accomplish that in spades. “Simply stated, Pilates is strength training,” says Alycea Ungaro, owner of Real Pilates, in New York City. “We work with resistance to increase strength and hence, muscle mass. Using springs and different apparatus to increase the load to the muscles, we can affect a metabolic increase by building lean muscle mass.” Individuals can add a variety of tools to a basic Pilates mat routine to help tone muscles all over and avoid boredom. “I enjoy adding bands, body rings and light weights to my routine because it provides variety and challenges muscles in a different way,” says Cabán. Resistance bands are easily portable, yet create a considerable amount of challenging resistance to help firm and tone. The body ring, well known among Pilates enthusiasts, is another

Look Thinner

One of the best ways to look and feel thinner is to maintain good posture. Pilates helps create better posture by firming not only the abs, but the back, as well. “All Pilates work is performed with proper alignment and attention to posture. By establishing optimal spinal alignment, you can facilitate better circulation, improved lymphatic flow and increased stamina of the muscles along the spine,” says Ungaro. Not only will toned spinal muscles help with continued weight loss vis-à-vis increased metabolism, standing up straight will automatically make a person appear thinner, thereby increasing one’s confidence, as well. “You will stand taller, hold your waist tighter and feel stronger,” she adds.

Craft Core Muscles

Pilates is all about core strength—front and side abdominals and the entire back. Toned abs and a strong back help to prevent injury, improve posture, reduce lower back pain and even promote proper bowel function. But the most popular result is flat abdominals. “Pilates teaches people how to use their abdominals correctly—how to contract the abdominal wall, rather than let it distend. This simple mechanism can be used 24/7 in your daily life. That is the single reason that Pilates flattens abs so quickly,” comments Ungaro.

Complete with Cardio

No weight loss regimen is complete without cardiovascular work. Combining the strength training of Pilates and a consistent cardio session works to help you lose weight and tone up nearly twice as fast as doing either routine on its own. Walking up hills works, or to add variety and challenge, “Consider swimming, running or the elliptical machine,” suggests Ungaro. “Steady-state activity is great for cardio conditioning.” Victoria Everman, a freelance writer in San Francisco, California, contributes to, from which this was adapted.







by Judith Fertig


o say that Brendan Brazier, a former professional triathlete from Vancouver, Canada, has energy to spare is an understatement. Brazier has turned his vegan Ironman success into a triptych of bestselling books: Thrive, Thrive Fitness and his new cookbook, Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health. He has created the Vega line of whole food products and become an activist for improving the health of people and the planet through food choices. “I discovered that with the perfect combination of the right foods, it was possible to achieve incredible levels of fitness that went far beyond what I could have achieved on a regular diet,”

Brendan Brazier

he explains. “The perfect combination for me is a whole food, Earth-friendly plant-based diet. But even small changes— like adding these seven clean, quality super foods to a person’s daily diet—can help decrease body fat, diminish visible signs of aging, boost energy without caffeine or sugar, enhance mood and improve sleep quality.”

Brazier’s Seven Super Foods

Maca. This root vegetable from South America increases energy by nutrition, not stimulation, advises B r a z i e r, wh o r e c o m m e n d s t h e gelatinized form for best results and often adds it to a drink after a workout. Hemp protein. Rich in omega-3 and omega-4 essential fatty acids, hemp protein powder makes a great base for a smoothie. Fresh ginger and ground, dried turmeric. These spices help the blood circulate more efficiently, and thus boost energy. Brazier adds them to drinks or smoothies. Chia. Small, white chia seeds help sustain energy and maintain a feeling of fullness. He enjoys them in a blueberry chia breakfast pudding. Fresh leafy greens. Brazier believes the consumption of chlorophyll-rich, leafy green vegetables, combined with moderate exercise, is the best way to create a biologically younger body. Chlorella. This freshwater green algae, taken as a dietary supplement, is best known as a powerful energy enhancer and brain booster. Green tea. Rich in chlorophyll and antioxidants, green tea causes a slow, steady release of energy over the course of several hours. “Each new year brings fresh resolve to launch healthier habits that lead to fitter bodies, better sleep, increased performance and happier lives,” says Brazier. “Diet is one of the things we have the power to change right now in order to begin to thrive.” Judith Fer tig celebrates healthy cooking at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle.



7STEPS TO THRIVE by Brendan Brazier The beauty of a good diet is that the right foods will not only help us overcome nutritional stress, but also other negative stressors, like pollution and environmental toxins. Plus, we’ll be able to better perform during positive demands like exercise and educational activities. My recommended action plan consists of seven easy steps. Step One. Examine your current diet. What things are you eating that might be reducing your energy or aren’t supporting your health and fitness goals? Step Two. Prepare for success by researching and listing foods that are conducive to thriving. Step Three. Graze throughout the day. Eating several small meals helps maintain energy levels, eases digestive strain and spreads nutrients to sustain

us all day. Step Four. Drink a nutritious smoothie each day—it delivers whole food nutrition that’s easy on the digestive system and provides lasting energy. Here is a go-to favorite. Mango Cashew Smoothie ½ cup powdered hemp protein 1 cup mango, fresh, frozen or pulp ½ cup soaked raw cashews ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or agave nectar) 1½ cups purified water ½ cup ice Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Step Five. Eat a big, green salad every day; these are a staple when eating to thrive. Step Six. Eat a raw energy bar

every day; it’s an easy way to pack nutrition into a convenient, easy-tocarry form. Step Seven. Eat a substantial, balanced afternoon snack to head off hunger and overeating at evening meals. Consider healthy snacks—such as a handful of almonds, macadamia nuts or walnuts; a serving of organic carrots, celery or zucchini sticks; or an organic apple, pear or orange—instead of processed convenience foods. For more information, visit or join a free online program at





Deepak Chopra Explores Conscious Being by Linda Sechrist


eepak Chopra, founder of the Chopra Foundation and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, in Carlsbad, California, is a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing. Regarded by Time Magazine as the “poet-prophet of alternative medicine,” he also l e c t u r e s a r o u n d t h e wo r l d a n d hosts Deepak Chopra Radio on

In War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality, you and physicist Leonard Mlodinow debate humanity’s most fundamental perennial questions. What is the crux of this contention? beliefs and doctrines insofar as they Overall, my co-author suggests that the universe operates according to laws of physics, while acknowledging that science does not address why the laws exist or how they arise. I maintain that the laws of nature, as well as mathematics, share the same source as human consciousness. He further observes that while science often casts doubt on spiritual



make representations about the physical world, science does not—and cannot— conclude that God is an illusion. While not defending God in religious terms, I maintain that God is a way of understanding some extremely crucial things: the source of existence, the reality beyond space-time and the underlying consciousness and creativity of the universe.

What is your understanding of consciousness? Consciousness is that which makes possible perception, cognition, emotions, personal relationships, biology, biological function, the environment and its relationship to us, as well as the universe and its relationship to us. Without consciousness, there would be none of this.

Do you feel consciousness and God are one and the same? Yes, God is infinite consciousness that expresses itself as the universe. We are little bubbles of consciousness in the ocean of consciousness. Outside of space-time, Infinite Consciousness expresses itself and gives birth to every form of individual consciousness—the individual observer and the internal process of observation, as well as the objects, which are also experienced within the observer.

What steps can we take to shift human consciousness? No social transformation happens in the absence of personal transformation. Therefore, without worrying about other people, the questions to ask yourself are these: Can I be the change that I want to see in the world? What kind of world do I want to live in and how can I become the agent to create that world for myself? When we are personally practicing the divine attitudes of loving kindness, joy, compassion and equanimity, we are moving out of our limited ego. If we all do this and reach critical mass,

it is possible to create a peaceful, just, sustainable and healthy world—but we each have to shift our self to get where we want to go. To make such a radical shift, we must explore the process of waking up, which centers on transcending the maelstrom of everyday thoughts to find the Source of the mind.

How do you transcendence?


There are many levels of transcendence. The most profound is deep meditation, known to alter brain structure and lead to lasting transformation. Transcendence can also happen through deep contemplation, mindfulness, music, poetry, art in any form, dance, falling in love and selfless service. Whenever you experience any quality of pure consciousness, however fleeting, you have transcended the mundane. Pure consciousness, which is the unseen, infinite potential from which everything springs, is centered within itself; silent and peaceful, awake, self-organizing, spontaneous, dynamic, blissful, knowing, whole and encompassing. Despite the infinite diversity of the physical world, at a deeper level, only one process is occurring: Wholeness is moving like a single ocean that holds every wave. You experience this quality when your life makes sense and you feel a part of nature; you are at home simply by being alive. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings.


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In the Year 2012 Dispelling the Mystery by Linda Sechrist

Searching “Maya 2012” online yields a morass of some 10 million results, so Natural Awakenings sought clarity about the phenomenon of expected world change associated with December 21, 2012, by focusing on what leading authorities have to say.


ohn Major Jenkins, a respected 2012 author of Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 and The 2012 Story, and director of The Center for 2012 Studies, created contemporary awareness of the galactic alignment of the sun with the center of the Milky Way galaxy, which underlies the famous 2012 cycle-ending date on a winter solstice. His studies of the original Mayan calendar, located in Izapa, supported the true day count of the Mayan Long Count calendar. Jenkins points out that according to the calculations of astronomer Jean Meeus, this alignment began around



1980 and will end around 2016. “Meeus’ calculations support my belief that the alignment occurs over time, rather than precisely on December 21, 2012,” advises Jenkins. Robert Sitler’s long-standing personal relationships with today’s Maya and formal study of their living communities in Mexico and Guatemala inform his latest book, The Living Maya: Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012. He serves as director of Latin American studies at Stetson University, in DeLand, Florida. Both experts agree that December

21, 2012 signals neither the end of the world nor the conclusion of the complex Mayan calendar; it is however, the end of the 13-Bak’tun cycle of 5,125 years. The calendrical cosmology indicates that this period comes to fruition on December 21, 2012, the northern hemisphere’s winter solstice. “Nothing in any of the ancient hieroglyphs refers to the end of the

world,” advises Sitler. He further notes that contemporary Mayas’ strong environmental ethic aptly supports the needed shift in consciousness forecasted for 2012. From Jenkins’ perspective, the shift is what the ancient M aya s aw a s a transformation and renewal involving an awakening of consciousness. “It is a misconception that the awakening will automatically happen on December twentyfirst.” He explains that Mayan spiritual teachings intended to empower individuals and provide guidelines for how awakening can occur in a ceremonial context at the end of cycles. “To the living Maya, awakening from a state of ego-centered, self-serving sleep means waking up to a larger perspective of unity consciousness; of seeing that our collective state of out-of-control egoism and greed is not good for Earth,” says Jenkins. Daniel Pinchbeck, author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and editor of the online blog Reality Sandwich, concurs. He believes, “We are undergoing a transformative process now, as a collective organism, which will lead to an evolutionary leap of consciousness on a species level.” He believes we’re on the way to developing an integral worldview; a holistic perspective that realizes the value of indigenous and traditional knowledge systems, without rejecting the scientific and technical developments of modern times. For more information, visit RobertSitler. com, and Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings.




and we’d figure out how to cook it at home—often in soup,” says Bader. Chicken broth-based soups may also boost immunity and help battle the sniffles, according to researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Stephen Rennard and his colleagues found that properties of chicken soup help soothe sore throats and ease other cold symptoms. Soups made with vegetable broths likewise offer anti-inflammatory properties and comforting goodness, maintains green living expert Annie B. Bond. Inspired by Haedrich’s book, Bond added her own spin to this soup for her daughter.


photo by Stephen Gray Blancett

Soup’s On!

Healthy Choices Kids Love by Claire O’Neil


hat’s a surefire way to get kids dashing to the dinner table? Simmer up a batch of hearty soup and then sit back and watch it disappear,” says Ken Haedrich. “Kids love soup,” he maintains, “because it’s warm and soothing and slurpy.” A former navy Seabee and author of the classic Soup Makes the Meal, Haedrich is a father to four grown children. “Besides being kid-friendly, soup has other advantages,” he continues. “It can be made ahead of time, and you’ll probably end up with

leftovers—a bonus for busy families.” Soup is also a great way to get kids interested in vegetables and in cooking. “Starting at around 2 years old, kids want to be in charge of what they eat, just like they want to choose their own clothes,” says Beth Bader, author of The Cleaner Plate Club. So Bader and her daughter Amelie started entertaining fresh ways of looking at food. At the grocery store or farmers’ market, for example, they played “I Spy,” as in “I spy something purple that tastes like.... Amelie could pick any vegetable

Grandma’s Healing Soup

“This light, restorative soup is so delicious you don’t have to be sick to enjoy it,” says Bond. “Either way, its luscious fragrance helps clear sinuses, and the potatoes soothe the digestive tract. It’s a delightful broth, filled with spinach, parsley, leeks and garlic, that yields minerals, vitamins and healing antioxidants, with some winter root vegetables for sweetness. A steaming bowlful on a cold winter day is wonderfully comforting.” Serves 4 to 5 1½ Tbsp olive oil 1 large leek, well washed, white parts only, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and diced small 1 large potato, diced small 1 parsnip, peeled and diced small 4 cloves garlic, minced 5 cups vegetable stock Sea salt to taste Handful fresh parsley leaves, chopped 4 oz (large handful) fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and coarsely chopped Freshly ground black pepper to taste



1. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil and add leeks, carrot, potato, parsnip and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat about 5 minutes. Add stock and salt to taste, and then bring to a simmer. 2. Simmer soup, partially covered, for about 5 minutes, and then stir in parsley and spinach. Simmer, partially covered, about 5 more minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add pepper to taste and serve piping hot.

diced small (¼-inch cubes) 1 cup farro, rinsed and drained or 1 cup lentils, rinsed, sorted and drained 1 bunch (about 12 oz) kale or chard greens, stemmed and chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1. Warm the oil over medium-low heat and add the onion, carrot and celery. Sweat this combination, known as a mirepoix, until the onion is translucent. 2. Add the stock and the savory, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the sweet potato, squash and Parmesan rinds, and then simmer for 30 minutes.

photo by Beth Bader

3. Add the farro or lentils and simmer for 30 more minutes (or until the lentils, if present, are al dente). 4. Add the greens, and simmer for 5 more minutes.

Winter Vegetable Soup

This recipe is adapted from The Cleaner Plate Club: More Than 100 Recipes for Real Food Your Kids Will Love, by Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin. “Parmesan rinds are the secret to a rich flavor in nearly any soup,” advises Bader, the mother of a 6-year-old. “When you finish up a wedge of Parmesan cheese, save the rind and freeze it for later use. When you add the rind to a hot soup, it will melt a bit and little pieces of Parmesan will blend into the soup. ” Tip: She finds farro, an ancient strain of grain, in the bulk foods aisle.

5. Remove the bay leaf and Parmesan rinds. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Annie B. Bond blogs and writes at Beth Bader blogs at and Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.

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Introduction to Meditation – 6:30-9:30pm. New Thought Style. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson, 3895 N. Alvernon Way. RSVP. 520-319-1042.


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calendarofevents NOTE: NOTE: Dates and times shown are subject to change. Please confirm event prior to attendance. All calendar events must be received via email by the 10th of the month and adhere to our guidelines. Email: for guidelines and to submit entries. No phone calls or faxes, please. Or visit to submit online. Yogananda Birthday Celebration – 7-8:30pm. Bring a Flower for the ceremony and a story or quote of Yogananda that has special meaning for you. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. Parking in rear of building. Elizabeth, 520-299-9309.


Dharma Salon – 6:30-8pm. Relaxed talk and discussion about an aspect of the various Buddhist traditions. Bring your questions and curiosity, we’ll supply the tea! January’s Topic: “Shelter from the storm: what it means to take refuge”. $4. 314 E. 6th. 520-955-9632.

Free Your Mind – 6:30-8:30pm. Practice-based classes include meditation instruction and discussion on real-life topics. Designed to help you move through the world with more grace and ease and find incredible amounts of joy from the inside out. 314 E. 6th. 314 E. 6th. 520-955-9632.


Tucson Dowsers Presents: “Soul shifting” – 1-3pm. With Nancy Clark, PhD. Unity of Tucson, $5. Open to the public.


iRest Yoga with Lily Cann – 11am. Access your heart center and subconscious mind to plant your heart’s desire for 2012. No experience necessary. $15 before Jan. 8/$20 at door. 520327-3536. WellnessFirst, 3861 N. First Avenue. January January

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How to Trust Your Knowing Self – 1pm. Tanya Fleisher guides you through visual meditation, and contemplative questions to learn to trust your knowing self and be present in the moment. Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco.


Introduction to Healing Dance with Ahara Vatter – Jan 9-10. Aquatic bodywork. Powerful, healing & fun. No experience required. Healing Dance 1 Jan. 12-17. Ahara, 303-808-9606. Full Moon Women’s Circle – 7pm. Sharing, toning and other musical rejoicing, weaving our stories, divination with tarot, Runes and our inner guides. $10. Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle 520-5798844.


Secrets of a Healthy CareGiver – 8:30am-12pm. Wed. Jan. 18th 8:30am-12pm. Take care of yourself while you take care of others. Prepare for the unexpected, take control of your time. $19.95. WellnessFirst 3861 N. First Avenue..

Vegan Cooking Classes – 11am. $30 per person includes recipes, demonstration and 3 course lunch. The Tasteful Kitchen. 520-250-9600 to reserve your space. Heart to Hand – Visual Arts Workshop – 1-4pm. New Year’s Reflections through collage and mixed-media. No experience required. All materials provided. $35. Carolyn King 520-991-0147.


A Taste of Health: Food Fair – 10am-3pm. Start the New Year with good choices in eating and fitness. See what’s new in nutrition and exercise. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. 520-303-6042. Sunday Celebration – 10:30am. Inspiring, empowering and supporting practical spiritual growth. Learn, laugh, sing, and celebrate Oneness in a warm, welcoming community. Unity Church of Peace. 1551 S. Eastside Loop #121. 520-5463696.



Melting Muscles – 4 Day Workshop with Patrick Moore. January 16th – 19th. 23 CE Hours. $500. A Rich Experience. 7435 N. Oracle Rd, #101. 520-544-8086.


Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue – 6:309pm. Tucson Lecture Series with speaker Jennifer North Morris, Baha’i Faith: An Introduction. Planting dialogue, harvesting peace. Light refreshments. Free. FID Center 2841 N Campbell Ave. RSVP by Sat. Jan 14 at

Introduction to Affirmations – 6:30-9:30pm. New Thought Style. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson, 3895 N. Alvernon Way. RSVP. 520-319-1042. Write to Heal Workshop – 10:30am-12pm. Embodying Positive Values Handed Down in Our Family System. Free. University of Arizona Cancer Center, North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2114. 520-694-0845. Building Health - Energy Medicine and the Arts, energy work and flower essences, writing and art for healing. Deborah Mayaan, MA. 1720 N. Dodge Blvd. 520-881-2534. Deborah@Deborah Philippine Healer Brother Gregorio – 6pm. Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr. Mary, 443-453-7060. Four-week course “How To Meditate” – 7-8:30 p.m. Covers the specific ingredients of setting up and sustaining your own meditation practice. $75. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth, 520-299-9309.


The Power of Active Dreaming with Robert Moss – 5:30-7pm. Two-day workshop entitled “Dreaming the Soul Back Home” at Kenyan Ranch on Jan. 14th & 15th. Sue, 520-398-2705. Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa 16-18 Calle Iglesia, Tubac. 520-398-3193.


Reiki I and II – 9am-6pm. With Brenda Haff. 16 CE Hours. $367. A Rich Experience. 7435 N. Oracle Rd, #101. 520-544-8086. Reiki Level 1 – 10am-5pm. Everyone welcome. Practical orientation for everyday use for yourself, family and pets. Learn how the use of Reiki can enhance your life. $100. 520-825-9044. 34



Reiki Circle – 5:30-7pm. Give or receive Reiki, all levels welcomed, no experience needed. New Moon Haven. 520-825-9044. Understanding Brain Injury: The HANDLE Perspective – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn tips and tools for making life simpler and how the HANDLE Approach supports improved function. The Redtail Healing Center. NW Tucson. Call for directions. Kim Lauger 520-907-2842.


Introduction to Visioning – 6:30-9:30pm. Discover a powerful spiritual practice. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson, 3895 N. Alvernon Way. RSVP 520-319-1042.


Dr. Karen Wolfe, Wellness Expert – 6pm. Presenting Holistic Health: Creating Health, Wealth, & Wellness for You and Your Clients. Free. Yoga Tree, 5961 N. Oracle. Space is limited. Registration required. Sheila, 520-495-9543. Free Your Mind – 6:30-8pm. Practice-based classes include meditation instruction and discussion on real-life topics. Designed to help you move through the world with more grace and ease and find incredible amounts of joy from the inside out. $4. 314 E. 6th. 520-955-9632.


Day of Play FunShop – 10am-5pm. Make an orgone blanket, a Vit B solution for energy and a pain remedy. Techniques to improve vision and hearing, metabolism and eliminate toxins. RSVP Jan 17th. $90 + $30 for supplies. Nancy Clark , 520-721-0220. Mind & Body Expo – 10am-5pm. Experience a variety of healing modalities at affordable prices. Some services are Tarot Cards, Ear Candling, Chair Massage, Angel Readings, Aura Photos, Animal Communication and more. New Moon Haven. 520-825-9044. Dr. Karen Wolfe, Wellness Expert – 10:15am. Presenting High Performance Nutrition for Athletes at Body Basics, 1631 W. Ina. Free. Space is limited. Registration required. Patti, 520-282-2590. Accessing Your Guides – 1:30-3:30pm. Learn to access your guides for direction, purpose, spiritual growth and help in times of personal crisis. $30 advance; $35 event. Unity of Tucson. 520-245-4214. Dr. Karen Wolfe, Wellness Expert – 2pm. Presenting The Science Behind Weight Loss, Hormone Balancing, Beautiful Skin and Vitality at Most Holy Trinity Parish, 1300 N. Greasewood Rd. Free. Space is limited. Registration required. Patti, 520-282-2590.


Oneness Awakening Course/Initiation – 10am6pm. Be initiated as a Deeksha/Oneness Blessing Giver, shift personal consciousness and awaken to Divine grace, supporting humanity’s awakening. $150. Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle. 520-5798844, Increasing Peace – 1-3pm. “Embodying Positive Values Handed Down in Our Family System”. A writing workshop with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron and Deborah Mayaan, MA. Free. Casa de la Luz Hospice, 7889 N. Oracle Rd.

Grieving is Healing – 1-2:30pm. Tools, support, hope, acceptance, referrals offered for any loss. Experience how our grief stories contain seeds for our inner garden and blossoms for new life. $9. Atria Bell Court, E 6653 Carondelet Dr. 520322-5607.

Stress-Free Workshop – 3-4:30pm. Yoga poses to rejuvenate and revitalize the body, breathing practices and deep relaxation to calm and restore the mind, meditation and visualization to center the spirit. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520323-1222.


Heart to Hand - “Water Play Workshop” – 1-4pm. A visual arts workshop designed to free your creative spirit through three kinds of water-soluable materials. All levels welcome. $35. Carolyn King. 520-991-0147.

Dr. Karen Wolfe, Wellness Expert – 1pm. Presenting Optimizing Joy: Strategies for Improving Mind-Body-Spirit Health at The Manning House. $25 includes lunch. Open to the public. Space is limited. Registration required. Sheila, 520-495-9543.


Life Line Screening - Preventive screenings include: Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, hardening of the arteries, Osteoporosis. $129. Spaces are limited; pre-registration is required. Unity of Tucson 3617 N. Camino Blanco. 888-653-6441. AIWC Networking Breakfast – 7:45-10am. Dr. Rubin Naiman Presents: “Mindful Sleep: Turn On, Tune In, Nod Out”. Continental breakfast served. The Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga – 7-8:30pm. $20 for CEUs. Learn simple yogic postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques which balance the nervous system and help to heal trauma. Weekend workshop follows Jan. 27-29; 12 CEUs. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E. 16th St. Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW. 413-586-6384


Introduction to Affirmative Praying – 6:309:30pm. New Thought Style. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson, 3895 N. Alvernon Way. RSVP or call 520-319-1042.


Oneness Awakening Course/Initiation – 10am6pm. Be initiated as a Deeksha/Oneness Blessing Giver, shift personal consciousness and awaken to Divine grace, supporting humanity’s awakening. $150. Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle. 520-5798844,

Dreams – 1-2:30pm. Hidden Language for healthy living. Basic tools, insights, and awareness to interpret our dreams for healing, happiness, wholeness, and guidance. Bring a dream to work on. $9. Villa Hermosa, 6330 E Speedway. 520-322-5607.


Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting – 4:30pm. Genesis Natural Medicine Center, 3920 N Campbell Ave. 520-495-4400. Survival Tools for the Earth Changes – 4:307:30pm. Jan 27-30. Learn meditation, essential homeopathic remedies and immune formulas. $500. Ambika Wauters, 877-774-1812.


Reiki I and II with Brenda Haff – 9am-6pm. 16 CE Hours. $367. A Rich Experience. 7435 N. Oracle Rd, #101. 520-544-8086. Vegan Cooking Classes – 11am $30 per person includes recipes, demonstration and 3 course lunch. The Tasteful Kitchen. RSVP 520-250-9600. Develop Intuition – 1-3pm. Join Judy Ferrig, energy worker and Joanne Lefebvre, author and veterinarian to develop intuition, communication skills, and care for pets and end of life decisions. $30advance/$35. NewMoonHaven. Book signing “Animal Teachings” 3-4pm. Judy, 520-245-4214.



Heart to Hand – “Drawing as Light” – 1-5pm. Learn to create vibrant ‘scales of light’ as part of your personal mandala imagery using Prismacolor pencils. Take home a luminous, spirit-filled artwork. $40.00 includes materials. 520-991-0147.

Occupy Your Heart Workshop – 9am-5pm. Learn what dimensions of your energetic, emotional heart you are comfortable dwelling within, and what dimensions need energy. $39. TOMF Conference Center, 3182 N Swan Rd. IAM Heart. Katherine or Leah, 520-299-2170.



Celebration and Potluck – 10:30am. Our love-based, practical spiritual teachings empower you to live your most abundant and meaningful life. Celebrate your magnificence! Child care available. Unity Church of Peace, 1551 S. Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696.

Yoga Dinners – 6pm. $35 per person includes 90 min yoga session and 3 course vegan dinner. Bring your own mat and blanket. The Tasteful Kitchen. RSVP 520-250-9600.


Mind Body Spirit Expo of Southern Arizona – 10am-5pm. The Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, 2047 S Highway 92 in Sierra Vista. Free general admission. Readings and healing sessions prices vary. Sierra Vista. Kelly 520-457-2455. Mushauld, 520-249-2924.

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Reiki I and II Class/Initiation – 10am-6pm. Feb 4-5. Dive deeply into Divine healing energies of Usui Reiki. Increase your healing abilities. Central home with Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle, Reiki Masters/Teachers. 520-579-8844,


IONS Tucson presents “The Sacred Promise” – 6:30-8pm. With Gary Schwartz, PhD. Do spirits exist, and if so, can they play a useful role in our individual and collective lives? $5. 520-399-8285.

Heartful Intentions; Creating a Portable Altar – 1-4pm. This visual arts 2-day workshop facilitates you to create a mixed-media, 3-D altar filled with personal symbolism for your own reflective practice. $75. Carolyn King 520-991-0147.

You Can Reverse Heart Disease Workshop – 7-8:30pm. Discussion of unique natural therapies proven to reverse heart disease, including cooking class from a renowned vegan chef and more. Free. Genesis Natural Medicine Center, 3920 N Campbell Ave. 520-495-4400.


The Painting Experience with Stewart Cubley – 2 days. Experience the power of process painting as described in the groundbreaking book Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression. 888-639-8569. Creating Sacred Space – 6:30-8:30pm. Fridays through Monday, March 5th. Creative selfexploration group using different art media. No previous art training necessary. By preregistration only. Patricia Orphanidis. WellnessFirst, 3861 N. First Avenue. 520-730-2553.


Acrylic Sampler Intensive – 12:30-5pm. Lose yourself in the world of color! Inspired by textile traditions around the world, explore the language of color as you deepen your practice using acrylic paints. $45. Materials provided. Carolyn.


Animal Reiki – 10am-2pm. Learn healing methods applicable to all animals using relaxation, trauma release and energy clearing, animal communication methods from author Dianna McPhail and established practitioner Judy Ferrig. Tucson Equestrian Center. $60/$20 deposit. Judy, 520-245-4214. Tucson Dowsers Presents – 1-3pm. “Dowsing and Black Hat Feng Shui” with Sandee Mac, President of the American Society of Dowsers. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. $5. Open to the public.


Benefits of Animal Reiki – 1-2:15pm. Join Andra’s Animal Reiki Therapy at The Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics for this presentation by Andra S. Ewton. Free. RSVP. 1976 N. Kolb Rd.520-8820292.

A man is but the product of his thoughts ­– what he thinks, he becomes. ~Mohandas Gandhi




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monday Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation – 7pm. Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Drop-in classes. Everyone welcome. $10. Tara Mahayana Buddhist Center, 1701 E. Miles. 520-441-1617. Aarati at Jyoti Mandir – 7am and 7pm daily. Sanskrit chanting, worship and meditation. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr., 520-743-0384. Temple of Light. Green Valley Farmer’s Market – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. La Posada, Continental and S Park Centre Ave. Ed, 520-603-8116. White Eagle World Healing Meditations – 1011am. A nice way to begin the week using White Eagle channeled books of Spiritual Unfoldment. Start any time. Free. Metaphysics World, 2559 E Broadway Blvd. 520-884-5340. Elder Circles – 10:30am. 3rd Monday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. Oasis, 2099 E River Rd. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am12:30pm. Warm indoor pool. Relieve pain, tension, depression, and improve circulation, breathing, flexibility, tone, endurance. First class free. $160/8 classes. Carolyn Rashti, M.S., 520742-4292. Manual Lymph Drainage – 12-5pm by appt. Improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. Justine Robbins, LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Available to community. Reduced cost, some scholarships. Arizona Oncology Resources Northwest, 2070 W. Rudasill, Ste. 100. 520-877-9038. Stillness Meditation Group – 1:30-2:30pm. Kiewit Auditorium Room 2951 The University of Arizona Cancer Center University Campus 1515 N. Campbell For patients, families, staff and community. Free. Marsha Drozdoff, ACSW. 520-694-4605. Kathleen Pickrel, LMSW. 520-694-4786. Heart Rhythm Meditation – 5:45-7pm beginners class. Intermediate class 7-8:30pm. 8 weeks. Practical meditation tools for stress reduction and spiritual growth focused on the heart. West/Northwest area. 520-344-9992. Astrology Discussion – 6:30-8:30pm. Led by Jo’Ann Ruhl. $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, between Swan and Craycroft off River. Annex Rm 2. 520-303-6042. 36


NW Global Chant – 6:30pm. 1st and 3rd Monday. Group Chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3601 W Cromwell Dr. 520-260-1515. 520-304-4812.

tuesday Community Food Bank Farmers’ Market – 8amnoon. Fresh food from AZ farmers, demonstrations and samples. Cash, food stamp benefits, AZ FMNP checks welcome. 3003 S Country Club. 520-6220525. Elder Circles – 10am. 1st Tuesday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. TMC Seniors, 1400 N Wilmot. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542. Elder Circles – 10:30am. 1st Tuesday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. Fountains, 2001 W Rudasill. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542. Aqua Shape – 1pm. Fun strengthening, toning and shaping aquatic fitness designed make your muscles lean, flexible and increase overall tone. Instructor Adrianne Stelzenmuller, LMT, AqMT, CWP. $15. Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, 16-18 Calle Iglesia, Tubac. 520-398-3193. Manual Lymph Drainage – 1-5pm by appt. Improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. Justine Robbins, LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Available to community. Reduced cost, some scholarships. UMC North Supportive Care for Healing, 3838 N Campbell Ave. 520-694-1812. Aquatic Taiji Qigong Dancing – 2pm. Restore, rejuvenate, cultivate vitality. Healing movement in the warm water. With Kat, MQT, and Certified Instructor. $15. Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, 16-18 Calle Iglesia, Tubac. 520-398-3193. Yoga – 2:30-3:30pm & 3:30-4:30pm. Expand or enhance your yoga practice. All levels of experience welcome. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. Free. 520-323-1222. Ventana Plaza, Farmer’s Market – 3-7pm. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. Sunrise and Kolb. Ed, 520-603-8116. Energization, Chanting and Meditation – 5 or 6pm. Practice techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. Two locations: West: 5pm. 3009 N Gaia Place (Grant/Silverbell/Goret Road), 520490-3872. East: 6pm. 4651 N Tierra Alta Dr. (Catalina Hwy/Houghton). Free. 520-607-7760.

Peace Circle: Peace Practices for Peacemakers – 5:30-7pm. 1st Tues. New topic introduced at every Circle; to learn current topic, call. Fronimo’s Greek Café (front room), 3242 E. Speedway. Judy Francis, 520-393-3202. Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga – 6-7pm. Through breathing and yogic exercises, we gently touch your heart with playful laughter designed to promote peace and healing. Free. St. Francis in the Foothills, Room 30. River and Swan. Loti, 520-490-5500. Jana, 520-325-9036. Tucson Writers Group – 6-9:30pm. By pre registration only. Elenor Kedney. WellnessFirst! 3861 N. First Avenue. 520-240-5651. Elenor@ Ascended Masters’ Introductory Classes ─ 6:30745pm. Release Light from your Individualized I AM Presence with assistance from the ascended masters. Call for dates & location. 520-795-4147 East Central Global Chant – 6:30pm, 4th Tuesday. Group chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Atria Valley Manor, 5549 E Lee. Religious Thought and Why God Won’t Go Away – 6:30pm. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. A lecture series with Ed Savard encompassing death, the meaning of life, the existence of evil and the relationship to the Divine. Unity of Tucson, Rm 3. 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Taize Meditation Service – 6:45 pm, 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Taize is a service of prayer, song, readings, silence and meditation. Free. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 602 N. Wilmot Rd (at 5th St.). 520-749-7950. Alice Bailey Books – 7pm. Presently reading Initiation, Human and Solar, channeled to Alice A. Bailey by Djwhal Khul. Facilitated by Rev. Inger Mason, followed by guided meditation. Start any time. Free. 520-331-5252. Understand Men – 7-830pm. 5 weeks. Demystify men, how they think, act and listen, how to request what you need, create ease, and have men open up. Fun, useful, free! Lotus Center, 2850 E Grant. Carrie Zamora, 520-247-4110,

wednesday Downtown Farmers’ Market & Arts and Crafts Mercado – 8am-1pm. Wednesday and Thursday. Fresh fruits and vegetables; arts and crafts from local artists. South lawn of the Tucson-Pima Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave. 520-326-7810. Fun-Day Wednesday – 9:45-11:30am. Spiritualism/Metaphysical Law, using fun, food and friends. Facilitated by Rev. Betty Talalajski. Start any time. Free. 520-884-5340. Silent Prayer and Meditation – 9:45-10:15am. Experience the healing peace of shared Silence. All welcome who wish to explore and discover their Oneness with Spirit. Unity Church of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696.

Healing Touch at Arizona Oncology Resource Center, A relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that assists in balancing the mind~body~spirit. Barbara Evans-Levine and other Certified Healing Touch Practitioners. Cancer Care Center, 2625 N Craycroft, Ste 100. 520-324-2840. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am12:30pm. Warm indoor pool. Relieve pain, tension, depression, and improve circulation, breathing, flexibility, tone, endurance. First class free. $160/8 classes. Carolyn Rashti, M.S. 520742-4292. Qigong at Arizona Oncology Resource Center – 12-1pm. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind-bodyspirit practice that boosts your immune system and brings a sense of balance and harmony. Barbara Evans-Levine, instructor. 2625 N Craycroft, NW corner of Grant/Craycroft. 520-760-0054. Metaphysics/Spiritualism – 12:30pm and 7 pm. Rev David J Miller, Pastor. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142 or 520-603-0407. Elder Circles – 3:15pm. 3rd Wednesday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. Manor at Midvale, 6250 E Commerce Ct. Confirm meeting, 520-298-6542 or Yoga – 3:30-4:30pm. Join us to begin, expand or enhance yoga practice. All levels of experience welcome. Free. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. Global Chant – 6-7:15pm. Group Chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (Koch Chapel), 1200 N. Campbell. Self-Realization Fellowship – 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Free.1702 E Prince Rd, Ste 140. 520792-6544, Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 6-7:30pm. Instruction in Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form and related Chi Kung with emphasis on whole-body movement. Free. Saint Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River Rd. Room 30-31. 520-795-8612. Advice for Life with Prayers for World Peace – 6:30pm. With Western Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogo. Drop-in classes. Everyone welcome. Free. A Rich Experience, 7435 N Oracle Rd # 101. 520441-1617. Study the Bhagavad-Gita – 6:30-8pm. Intricate study of the Ancient Indian text. Read in sequence selected purports and discuss the meanings and inspirations. A light meal follows after class. Free. Govinda’s Natural Foods. 711 E. Blacklidge, Tucson. Oneness Blessing – 6:30pm. Experience divine love, inner peace, quieting of your mind, and grace through Deeksha, transference of intelligent energy. $10. First Wednesday every month is free. Lucia Maya/Zelie Duvauchelle. 520-579-8844, Life Empowerment Circle – 7-8pm. Begins Feb 1st. Rev Marsha Zimmerman focuses on dream logs, personal journaling, healing meditation, and group discussion based on metaphysical principles. United Fellowship Chapel, Inc., 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142.

thursday Beginner Meditation – 8-8:30am. Practice various meditation techniques with qualified instructors and community. All levels of experience welcome. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. Farmers’ Market Voyager RV Resort – 9am-1pm. Every second Thursday. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. Voyager RV Resort, Kolb and Interstate 10. Ed. 520-603-8116. Free Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 11am-12:30pm. Instruction in Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form and related Chi Kung with emphasis on whole-body movement. Free. Church of Christ, 2848 N. Mountain Ave. 520-795-8612. Hypnotherapy – 12-4pm. Be the Change you want to be, and use this wonderful opportunity to improve or remove behavior patterns, Emotional fears and personal development through Hypnosis. 520-360-1323. Manual Lymph Drainage – 12-5pm by appt. Improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. Justine Robbins, LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Available to community. Reduced cost, some scholarships. Arizona Oncology Resources Northwest, 2070 W. Rudasill, Ste. 100. 520-877-9038. Aquatic Taiji Qigong Dancing – 2pm. Restore, rejuvenate, cultivate vitality. Healing movement in the warm water. With Kat, MQT, and Certified Instructor. $15. Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, 16-18 Calle Iglesia, Tubac. 520-398-3193. Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market – 4-7. Santa Cruz River. Park on the west bank of the River (one block South of Speedway and West of the I-10). Hatha Yoga Class for Women – 4 pm. Personalized therapeutic yoga in the Viniyoga tradition. Heal yourself through yoga. Drop-in class $10, 5-class card $42, 10-class card $75. Phone ahead. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Yoga and Meditation – 5:15-6:45pm. As taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. Includes energization and chanting. All levels of yoga and meditation welcome. Free. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth, 520-299-9309. Drinking Good Water? – 5:30-6:45pm. 1st Thursday. Water is crucial. Get your water tested. Ada Pierce McCormick Bldg, Library, 1401 E. First St. Private parking (between Mountain & Cherry, one block south of Speedway). 520-609-7016. Health & Nutrition – 5:30-6:45pm. 3rd Thursday. Eat right and address weight loss or gain, wellness, fitness and emotional health. Ada Pierce McCormick Bldg. Library, 1401 E. First St, (between Mountain and Cherry one block south of Speedway. 520-609-7016 or Hot Yoga with Kim Flowers – 5:30pm. Hatha/ Vinyasa Flow Yoga in a heated room. Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, 16-18 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ, 520-398-3193.

Scandinavian Reflexology – 5:30-6:45pm. Every second Thursday. Introduced with other supporting Modalities: Ada Pierce McCormick Bldg. Library, 1401 E. First St, Tucson (between Mountain and Cherry one block south of Speedway) 520-6097016. Conversation with Animals – 5:30-6:45pm. 4th Thursday. If your pet is stressed, communicate to discover the cause. Pet food discussion. Ada Pierce McCormick Bldg. Library, 1401 E. First St, Tucson (between Mountain and Cherry one block south of Speedway) 520-609-7016. Tucson Writers Group – 6-9:30pm. By pre registration only. Elenor Kedney. WellnessFirst! 3861 N. First Avenue. 520-240-5651. Eastside Global Chant – 6:30pm. 1st and 3rd Thursday of month. Group chanting from all spiritual traditions. No musical experience necessary. Free. Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E Wrightstown Rd (between Pantano and Camino Seco). TIES (Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing) – 6:30 pm. 3rd Thursday. Guest speaker series on 2nd Thursday, small groups on 3rd Thursday each month. Share NDE’s and other spiritual transformations. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Annex Room 3. Chuck Swedrock, 520395-2365. The Sedona Method – 7pm. Simpler and less complicated than the Law of Attraction. Free. Ada Pierce McCormick Blg. Library, 1401 E. First St, Tucson (between Mountain and Cherry one block south of Speedway), 520-609-7016. Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation – 7pm. Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Drop-in classes. Everyone welcome. $10. Tara Mahayana Buddhist Center, 1701 E. Miles. 520-441-1617. Gimmie Shelter: What is Buddhist Refuge – 7-9pm. Refuge is one of the central concepts of Buddhism. But refuge from what and in what? Free. 3 Jewels of Tucsion, 314 E. 6th. 520-9559632 Church of Mankind Services – 7:30pm. Sun: 2pm. Come to the healing chair and receive laying-on of hands or messages from your Angels and Guides during services. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910 or 520-790-7374. Satsang of Swami Amar Jyoti – 7:30pm. Wisdom Teachings of classical, universal spirituality, chanting and meditation. Library and bookshop open at 6:30 pm. Aarati (Sanskrit chanting, worship) at 7 pm. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr., 520-743-0384.


Ashram Immersion Retreats – Spend a weekend, week or month at a Center of Peace and Light and be immersed in spiritual teachings and practices. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr., 520-7430384.




Rainbow Sun Qigong – 9am. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind/body/spirit practice that brings a sense of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. $5/class. Grace St Paul Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams @ labyrinth or Healing Room. Instructor, Barbara Evans-Levine, 520-760-0054. Tucson Farmers’ Market East – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, custom blended teas, fresh roasted coffees, range-fed meats, gourmet soups and sauces, tamales and more. Jesse Owens Park, south of Broadway on Sarnoff. 520-882-2157. Catalina Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, baked goods, salmon, range-fed beef, artisans, unique gifts, food court, more. 77 North Marketplace (Farmer’s), 16733 N Oracle Rd (opposite Eagle Crest entrance), Catalina, AZ. 520-825-4427. Elder Circles – 10am. 2nd Friday. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River at Swan. Confirm meeting. 520-298-6542. Friday Farmers’ Market at Broadway Village – 10am-2pm. Southern Arizona’s only indoor (A/C) /outdoor venue. Organic produce, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, plants, artisans, body care, massage, music. Broadway/Country Club. 520-603-8116. Aquatic Movement for Grace, Stability & Strength – 11:30am. Adrianne Stelzenmuller. Designed to improve overall balance, coordination, and flexibility. The Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, 16-18 Calle Iglesia, Tubac. 520-398-3193. Healing and Psychic Messages – 12pm. United Fellowship Chapel, Inc. 4718 E Hawthorne Street, Tucson. Rev David J Miller, Pastor 520-327-0142 or 520-603-0407. Manual Lymph Drainage – 1-5pm by appt. Improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. Justine Robbins, LMT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Available to community. Reduced cost, some scholarships. UMC North Supportive Care for Healing, 3838 N Campbell Ave. 520-694-1812. Spiritual, Meditation, Drumming Circle – 3:305:30pm. Bring a notebook and pen to record your meditations. $20-25/session. 520-9071730. Plant Based Community Potlucks and Educational Evening – 5:30pm. 3rd Friday. Bring a dish to share, utensils, plate and drink. Enjoy movies, presentations, community and good food. $1. Healthy You Network. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. 520-275-7999. Aquatic Meditation – 5:30pm. Adrianne Stelzenmuller. Reduce stress, increase connection to breath, increase the mind-body connection, and receive a foundational understanding of meditation. The Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, 16-18 Calle Iglesia, Tubac. 520-398-3193. Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation – 6:30pm. Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Drop-in classes. Everyone welcome. Free. Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road, 85715. 520-441-1617. 38


Toning Bowl Meditation with Erin – 7pm. 2nd Fridays. Located at WellnessFirst 3861 N. First Avenue. Experience Deeksha – 7pm, 3rd Friday. At Deeksha Circle we will experience discussion, chanting and hands on Deeksha energy. Unity Church, 3617 Camino Blanco. Annex Bldg, Rm 3. Carla McCurry, 520-331-6817. Self-Realization Fellowship – 7-8:30pm. The teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Donation. Tucson Meditation Group, 1702 E Prince Rd, #140. 520-792-6544, Unity Reiki Circle – 7pm, 2nd Friday. Reiki is a Tibetan energy technique balancing energy bodies, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, allowing the natural flow of Universal Life force to flow more abundantly. Unity Church, 3617 N Camino Blanco.

saturday Oro Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Organic fruits and vegetables, breads, pastries, aromatherapy, tamales, salsa, flowers. Corner of Naranja and La Canada in the Town Hall complex. 520-882-2157. Rincon Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Organic produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, ironworks, arts and crafts by local artisans. 12500 E Old Spanish Trail. St. Philips Saturday Farmers’ Market – 9am2pm. Organic produce and meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, honey, plants, body care, massage, “green”/ecological products, health conscious items, health practitioners, music. River and Campbell. 520-603-8116. Guided Meditation – 9:30-10am. Relax into the weekend with a guided meditation. Each week we will explore various Tibetan meditations. Open to all levels. Led by Bradford Trojan. Free. 314 E. 6th. 520-955-9632. Kaballah – 10am-noon. A body of knowledge encompassing the inner esoteric teaching of Judaism. Class taught using Western Hermetic tradition combined with Jewish traditional information. Free. Start any time. Rev. Judy Fishman, Plaza Palomino Saturday Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, breads, coffee, tea, plants, tamales, salsa and emu oil products. Live music. 2970 N Swan Rd. 520-523-1005. Saturdays with Joe Pinella – 2pm. Tai Chi Kung and Qi Gong by reservation only. Specializing in medical therapy for arthritis and other pain issues. WellnessFirst! 3861 N First Ave, Tucson 85719. Contact Joe at 520-343-3523. Ramayana – 3:30pm. The great Indian epic, a world treasure of spiritual truth and wisdom, and an unforgettable story. DVD series. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr. For information 520-743-0384.

Aqua Yoga with Kim Flowers – 11am. Gentle form of yoga done in warm water. Meditative, flowing and stretching. Good for range of movement and relaxation. $15. Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa 16-18 Calle Iglesia, Tubac. 520-398-3193. Restorative Yoga with Kim Flowers – 4pm. Therapeutic yoga utilizes props to support the body making it easier to surrender into the poses. Floating Stone Inn & Aqua Spa, 16-18 Calle Iglesia, Tubac. 520-398-3193. Pipe Ceremony with DeeAnn Saber - 6 PM. First Saturday. Located at WellnessFirst 3861 N. First Avenue.

sunday Silent Prayer and Meditation – 8:50 – 9:30am. Enjoy the peace of shared silence in spiritual community. Unity Church of Peace welcomes all who wish to explore their innate Wholeness. 1551 S. Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. Info@ God Dwells Within – 9-10am: Meditation. 1011am: Service. Inspirational services harmonize body, mind, and soul with Paramahansa Yogananda’s timeless, scientific methods of yoga meditation. Tucson Meditation Group of SelfRealization Fellowship, 1702 E Prince Rd, Suite 140. 520-792-6544, Mystic Messengers Psychic Fair – 9am-4pm. 1st Sunday (second Sun if a holiday). Readers, healers, intuitives, vendors. Windmill Suites, St Philip’s Plaza (Campbell and River). Admission free. Readings and healings: $20 for 15 minutes. 520-742-9905, Tucson Farmers’ Market at St. Philips Plaza – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, custom blended teas, fresh roasted coffees, rangefed meats, gourmet soups and sauces, tamales and more. Intersection of River and Campbell. 520-882-2157. Unity of Tucson Services – 9am and 11am. Earnest. Humorous. Spiced with Law of Attraction teachings for joyful lifestyles. Meditative ambience. National flags of the world adorn Sanctuary walls. 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300. Advice for Life with Prayers for World Peace – 10am. With Western Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur. Drop-in classes. Everyone welcome. Free. Tara Center, 1701 E Miles St. 520-441-1617. AI CHI – 10am. Moving warm water meditation. Breathing deeply, we connect to our source. Helps relieve chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, fatigue, grief, PMS, stress. $15/Drop-in, $50/4 consecutive classes. Connie. 520-245-6616. Center for Spiritual Living Tucson Sunday Celebration Services – Meditation at 10am. Adult and youth services at 10:30am. New location beginning Nov 13. Please join us at 3231 North Craycroft Road. 520-319-1042, CosmoServices – 10am. Revelatory Teachings & discussions from The URANTIA Book Avalon Gardens EcoVillage, Tumacacori. Spiritual Leaders Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase. Hear CosmoWorship Bright & Morning Star Choir. Organic lunch follows. Tours available. Call first. 520-603-9932.

Inspirational Services – 10am-2pm. Word of inspiration, healing, meditation, psychic messages. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St., 520-327-0142. Celebration at Unity Church of Peace – 10:3011:30am. Be your most magnificent self! Learn, laugh, sing, and celebrate Oneness in spiritual community - all are welcome. Sunday school for the little ones. 1551 S. Eastside Loop #121. 520546-3696. Are you “Spiritual but not religious”? – 10:30am. Join us as we explore practical, positive teachings that will transform your life. Child care available. Unity Church of Peace, 1551 S. Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. Community Interfaith Church Services – 11am. Sunday Celebration Service, healing the planet, honoring all religions as legitimate pathways to God. Rev. George Wrigley. 6265 N La Canada, at Orange Grove, SW corner. 520-861-8734. Sunday Service – 11am. Coffee & conversation 10:30. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man, Worship, Healing, Prophesy. The Temple of Universality. Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd., Country Club & Prince. Founder Rev. Betty Tatalajski. 520-884-5340. TempleofUniversality@ Tarot & Angel Card Readings – 11am-3pm. 3rd Sunday. $20/ for 15 min. “Day Spa”, 4608 E Grant Road. Church of Mankind Services – 2pm. Come to the healing chair and receive laying-on of hands or messages from your Angels and Guides during services. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910. 520-790-7374. Yogananda Gathering – 2pm. 3rd Sunday. Service is an experience of attuning to the joy of your own self through prayer, chanting, meditation, affirmations and Festival of Light followed by conversation and food. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth, 520-299-9309. Curves Laughter YogHA Club – 5:30pm. Come laugh for the health of it. Free. 2816 N. Campbell Ave. Albertson’s Center, northeast corner Glenn and Campbell.Harmony 520-449-9401. Sunday Feast and Festival – 5:30-8pm. Musical mantra chanting: 5:30pm. Spiritual discourse: 6pm. Ancient Arati ceremony consisting of music, chanting, and dancing: 6:30pm. Govinda’s legendary 7-course feast: 7pm. $3. Govinda’s Natural Foods, 711 E Blacklidge Dr. 520-792-0630. Self-Realization Fellowship – 6-8pm. Tucson Meditation Group. Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. 1702 E Prince Rd, #140. 520-7926544.

classifieds Fee for classifieds is $1 per word per month. To place listing, email content to Deadline is the 15th of the month. A GIFT OF WELLNESS The Reconnection, Reconnective Healing, Counseling, Ionic Foot Baths, Reflexology. Ask about our specials. Call 520-548-3820. ANIMAL COMMUNICATION AND ENERGY HEALING Better understand your animal to enhance your relationship, effectively address behavioral issues, and learn what your pet needs to be well and healthy. Offering online animal communications training. Contact Judy Ferrig, M.S. 520-245-4214. ART & HEALING CIRCLES Small nurturing groups dedicated to the practice of visual arts as a ‘Spirit-Path’. All levels welcome. Info: CLASS/SEMINAR SPACE Large (512 sq. ft.) room in healing center near downtown available for weekend workshops, weekly classes, or fulltime rental. Ideal for movement (e.g., yoga, tai chi) or meditation class. Free parking, utilities incl. Many rent options--daily, weekly, monthly. Contact Karen at 520-940-0486. Treatment space also available. COLON HYDROTHERAPY Treat yourself to the best therapy around. A great addition to your health regimen. Free phone consultation. Sandra Joy Van Hall, 520-299-5158. ENERGETIC BLESSINGS for your body, life, family, pets. Using profound energies, Janice works with you to shift life situations in a positive direction. 520-877-5039. GET WELL AND STAY WELL WITH ACUPUNCTURE A unique medical approach. Children and adults welcome. Contact Annie, Golden Mountain Acupuncture, 520-991-5614. HEALTHY CAKES, PIES, MUFFINS, BROWNIES now available by special order in Tucson! Organic whole-grain, wheatfree, gluten-free, vegan, no refined sugar, no added fat, diabetic-friendly.  Visit or call Alaine, 323-2368788 to order.

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for full time and part time Physical, Speech, licensed Art therapists. Tucson Speech and Language Center, Inc., 520-298-7883. MEETING ROOM Clean attractive space for presentations, therapy groups, meditation, workshops, etc. Welcoming yet professional with natural light. Convenient midtown location, ample off-street parking immediately outside. Rates modest, flexible. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant, 520-326-7700, MEETING ROOM AND PRACTITIONER ROOMS for rent at SpiritsChild Metaphysical Center’s new location at Orange Grove and Thornydale. For more info call SpiritsChild, 520-744-4402. PRIVATE AND PERSONAL 1-on-1 FITNESS TRAINING in a private facility. Get the attention you need to get the results you want. 21 years experience. Robert 520- 247-7755. SEEKING VENDORS FOR FARMER’S MARKETS throughout Tucson with produce, prepared food, “green”/ecological products, health conscious items, artisans and health practitioners. Contact Ed 520-603-8116. SPACIOUS, BEAUTIFUL OFFICE available for holistic practitioner with developed practice who is interested in working as a holistic care team. Intestinal Health Institute, 5th St between Columbus and Swan. 520-325-9686 or email Sheila at WAKE UP WITH MAKE UP The most natural way to enhance your beauty - permanently full lips, french eyeliners, designer eyebrows. 15 years experience, Board Certified. Victoria Gonzalez, 520-850-3208.

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Satsang of Swami Amar Jyoti – 7:30pm. Wisdom Teachings of classical, universal spirituality, Chanting and Meditation. Library and bookshop open at 6:30pm. Aarati- Sanskrit chanting, worship at 7 pm. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr., 520-743-0384.




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A healthcare professional for 30 years, Annie has an integrated acupuncture practice, alleviating a variety of issues. Gentle and effective. Come experience greater health and wellbeing. MARCEY ROSIN, L.Ac., M.A., NCCAOM.

Acupuncture at El Dorado Health Center 520-904-1460

Practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbology, Marcey treats many health conditions including specialization in the treatment of asthma, migraines, and digestive problems. Everyone deserves to experience the healing power of acupuncture. For this reason, Marcey offers discounted rates for those requiring regular follow up treatments. THREE TREASURES ACUPUNCTURE AND HEALING ARTS Andrea Alagammai, L.Ac., M.S., M.A., R.N. Acupuncturist, Reiki Master, Energy Healer 520-298-7222

Andrea’s foundation in counseling, yoga and nursing blends into her Energy Medicine practice: Psychespirit-physical healing through energetic transformation. Sessions integrate Acupuncture, Reiki, Craniosacral, Lymph Drainage, EFT, Sound and Energetic therapies. Enhancing immunity, calming the mind, relieving pain, restoring health.


Shamanic Astrologer 971-404-7117

Gain insight into discovering your life purpose with Shamanic Astrology. Readings are done without judgment. Our lives are intimately connected to the biorhythms of the Earth and sky. Erik’s goal is to help people align themselves with their soul’s intent. See ad on page 12.


Randy Usem, LMT Radix Practitioner Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563

Randy has 25 years bodywork experience, providing treatments that are stress busting or for specific issues. Sometimes sessions are energetic and primal, using sound, breath and movement which access deep tension and feelings. Also, Male-Female Team facilitating a uniquely blended, nurturing massage experience. See ad page 33. BODIL HOLSTEIN

Certified Scandinavian Reflexologist 520-609-7016

Scandinavian Reflexology can improve most conditions. It is performed on the soles of the feet, where the nerve-endings connect with the meridians to all bodily organs. This is the most advanced reflexology technique in the world, and used in hospitals. See ad on page 33. 40


DESERT WIND HEALING ARTS Deb Kortyna 7225 N. Paseo Del Norte, 85704 520-360-7469

Experience the difference an integrative bodywork session can make for you. Deb listens to you and we decide what type of session is best for you. Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy and B.E.S.T can help you feel better and live better. Free phone consultation. See ad on page 32. JEFF STAYMAN, RN, LMT

Registered Nurse and Licensed Bodyworker 520-261-0777

Jeff has several years experience as a licensed bodyworker and craniosacral therapist, and has clinical experience from being a registered nurse. Jeff is continually exploring new treatment modalities, and offers integrative bodywork that addresses the client’s whole structure for results that last. See ad on page 33. LOTUS MASSAGE & WELLNESS CENTER 2850 E. Grant Road 520-326-7700

For massage that relieves long-held tension, alleviates pain, and brings lasting therapeutic benefits – while feeling great to receive – call Lotus Center. Enjoy deep tissue massage, specialty techniques, or combination treatments at no extra cost. You’ll appreciate our soothing setting and exceptional therapists. See ad page 33.

MASSAGE ON THE ROCKS Tomi Murphey, LMT 520-318-3427

Tomi uses a holistic approach to her integrative bodywork sessions. Experience the healing power of Aquatic Massage or Negative Pressure Massage (Cupping) at lovely Santa Rita Springs. Tomi has 30 yrs experience in Healing Arts, 16 years as a massage educator. See ad on page 32. ROCKING THE BODY

Gary Olsen Massage Teacher 520-449-2128

Specializes in injury recovery after car accidents and helping people perform in work and sports without pain. Also offering Ethics and technique CEU Massage Workshops to fit your schedule. See ad page 33. SANTA RITA SPRINGS

Dorothy Richmond, LMT Aquatic Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Cranial Sacral, Watsu 520-622-4201 • 520-990-1857

Aquatic Massage, or Watsu®, immerses the body in 96 degree warm water, using flowing wavelike movement and the water’s resistance to stretch and free joints, muscles, connective tissue, and nerves while your therapist keeps your nose above water. Wave patterns of energy release tension into the flow and regenerate tissue. Deep relaxation frees the mind. See ad page 32.


Lucia Maya 520-579-8844

Reiki - Craniosacral - Raindrop Technique. Lucia offers a unique blend of energy work and aromatherapy which brings you to a state of profound and deep relaxation.  From this place of stillness, your body can heal, coming into balance and resolving physical and emotional pain. See ad pages 31 and 32.

BUSINESS SERVICES VIVIANE THOMPSON, CPA, PLLC QuickBooks ProAdvisor 520-822-8208 . 520-481-8015

CHIROPRACTIC MARTHA BERGNER, M.S., D.C. 5929 East Pima Street, 85712 520-296-5899

Offering Network Chiropractic, which gently but powerfully helps you dissipate spinal tension and experience ease and comfort. Also, NAET, Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques, which helps remove blockages that can result in allergies, sensitivities, digestive disturbances, and more. 15 years experience!” See ad on page 13. WINTERHAVEN HEALTH CENTER Dr Nathan Conlee 3020 North Country Club Rd., 87516 520-322-6161

Dr. Conlee, Chiropractor Neurologist, diagnoses and treats such conditions as Dystonia, ADHD, Peripheral Neuropathy, vertigo, migraine headaches, balance disorders, numbness, tingling, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other conditions related to neurologic function. Also available: acupuncture, physiotherapy, kinesiotape, nutrition and allergy testing. See ad page 13.


Randy Usem, LMT, Radix Practitioner Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563

Affordable alternative or addition to traditional therapy. Radix is a Neo-Reichian, Deep Feeling, Regressive Process similar to Bio-energetics and Primal Therapy. Exploring with breath, body awareness, centering and grounding to access anger, fear, grief, longing and restore love, trust, pleasure, fulfillment and aliveness. See ad page 33.

Expert business advice gained from over 17 years of experience. QuickBooks set up, training, clean up and catch-up. Monthly bookkeeping services and payroll. Tax services for businesses and families. Free one hour consultation. See ad page 31.





Bill White, M.A., Love Coach 520-319-9132

Quick and dramatic results are common. Bill is a master at navigating relationship challenges to restore love and play. Resolve anger, arguments, emotional distancing, broken trust, childhood influences. Call for a free initial interview. PATHWAY TO YOUR SOUL LIFE COACHING Josie Collins MS, CPCC 520-275-6085

Would it be ok with you if life got easier? Learn to identify your core values and innate gifts, overcome limiting beliefs and emotional blocks, and discover your soul’s mission. Live your life with more joy, grace, ease and fun.

SKYLINE HEALTHWORKS Sandra Joy Van Hall 3966 East Pima, 85712 520-299-5158

Detoxify and improve your health with Colon Hydrotherapy. Let me be your “waste management” expert. Call today for a free phone consultation and have all your questions and concerns answered. Making this a comfortable and “ease-ful” experience is my specialty! EARTHWORKS OF TUCSON Clarice Naugle Will McCastle 440-341-6155

Through healing, education and consultation Will & Clarice can guide you toward realizing your highest human potential. Empower yourself and embrace a new reality. Call today and learn how their services will assist you in enhancing your Earth journey. See ad on page 26.


Lucia Maya 520-579-8844

Get clear about what you want and how to achieve it, with support and guidance on your journey. Through deep listening, powerful questions, and my practical and spiritual approach you will unveil your heart’s desire and live your dreams. See ad pages 31 and 32.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY INTESTINAL HEALTH INSTITUTE Sheila Shea, Director 4427 E. 5th St., 85711 520-325-9686

Sheila is an IACT member, instructor and is National Board Certified in the field of Colon Hydrotherapy. With 34 years of experience, she offers sessions daily, professional trainings and public education. She guides people with dietary, detoxification and liver flush programs.




Judy Ferrig, M.S., IARP Energy, Healing, and Communications 520-245-4214

Energetic healing for people and animals is key to wellbeing and health. I use a variety of modalities such as Reiki, chakra and aura clearing, visualization, and balancing with stones, crystals, sound, color, and essences to work on the most effective vibrational level. Medical studies support the work I do as instrumental in healing. Free phone consultation. QUAN ZAI

Lynda Abbaraxus, Chou Shin Grand Master Tucson Blvd. & 3rd St. 580-743-6230

Twenty years experience supporting people in their holistic health journey. Offering Japanese massage, acupressure, Reiki, EFT, Theta healing, and Past Life Regression therapy. Customized sessions are effective, deeply relaxing and transformative.


ENERGY WORK DIVINE INTENTIONS Sherry DeClercq 520-971-8800

Pranic Healing is a highly evolved system of energy medicine developed by GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. HAWAIIAN ENERGY MEDICINE Zelie Duvauchelle 520-579-8844

Ho’oponopono is a cleansing of old memories. We are alive to the present without the filters of the past. Our passion for life returns and we see things as they truly are. Whole, complete, one with all that is. See ad on page 31.

Sharon R. Campbell, NP-C, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner 3055 W. Ina Rd., Ste 195 520-293-1117

We take time to listen, provide personal attention and individualized care. Services include Primary Care/ Gynecology. Evaluation, treatment, management of common health problems including high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid disorders, perimenopause, menopause, birth control, colposcopy, annual exams, pap/screening tests, prescription services. See ad page 19.


New Life Health Centers is locally owned and operated. We have been serving Tucson since 1970 with the best products to help you live a long and healthy life. Our motto is “New Life KNOWS Nutrition” We make it our goal to do just that…KNOW nutrition…in order to serve you better. See ad inside back cover.



Presented by Bee Green Foods Community Potlucks and Educational Classes 520-603-2436

Created by raw food chef and author, Kristen Taylor. Our Spring/Summer program “Vitality Masters Series” has a jam packed calendar of educational workshops and events bringing you the experts in the field of vitality and longevity in a high vibe environment. See ad on page 12.




Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) offers women and men a test of physiology to determine regions of inflammation and abnormal changes that could indicate further investigations are needed. A safe, non-invasive method for breast health screening, with no compression or radiation. FDA approved. Free 30-minute consultation. Call for schedule. See ad page 9.

Dr. Mary Beth Ackerley, MD, MDH, is a classicallytrained board-certified psychiatrist and homeopathic physician who specializes in the holistic treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, and menopause through the use of amino acid therapy, hormone replacement, nutritional support and homeopathy. She was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine. See ad page 24.

Lynda Witt ACCT Certified Thermographer 520-235-7036


520 609-7016,

Eat right for you. You are what you eat, drink and think. We teach you healthy food choices and about whole wild crafted food so you can gain and maintain optimum health and happiness. It is your Body and your Choice. See ad on page 33. GOVINDA’S NATURAL FOODS BUFFET CHAITANYA CULTURAL CENTER 711 E. Blacklidge Dr., 85719 520-792-0630

Enjoy resort-like atmosphere of waterfalls, peacocks, fountains and gardens while relishing international vegetarian cuisine emphasizing healthy organic produce. Dinner under $10. Join us for weekly Sunday Festival at 5:30 pm with musical meditation, spiritual discourse and dinner at 7 pm for $3.

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Board Certified Psychiatrist Homeopathic Physician 520-299-5694

Natural Ways to Boost Mental and Emotional Health at Any Age

CARITAS CENTER FOR HEALING 330 E. 16th Street 520-624-2743

For a full-service wellness experience, come to Caritas, where you can receive Imago relationship counseling, acupuncture, massage therapy, CranioSacral therapy, holistic facials and facial reflexology. Select from our panel of six experienced practitioners for the fit that’s right for you! Rental space for classes/workshops is also available in this historic neighborhood near downtown.

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CIRCLE OF HEALTH Healthy Connections Bodil Holstein 520 609-7016

Take responsibility for your health by learning how eat the right foods for youavoiding sugar, all white, fatty and processed food, drinking good alkaline ionized water and clearing your mind from habitual toxic thoughts Available for consultation and speaking engagements. See ad on page 33.

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Phyllis Winslow LMT, EFT Practitioner, PSYCH-K Graduate: Barbara Brennan School of Healing 520-909-3455

Phyllis can help you create the life you desire. Experience rapid relief from physical pain. Get to the root cause and resolve health, relationship and emotional issues including depression, fears, grief and sexual trauma. Over 20 years of healing experience. A GIFT OF WELLNESS

Reconnective Healing Practitioner Dr. Gowher R. Jamshedi 520-795-9484 • 520-548-3820

Reconnective Frequencies enable spiritual and evolutionary advancement, enhance the renewal functions of the body, and increase vibratory levels for healing and development. Many report healings from afflictions including depression, cancers, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders and AIDS-related diseases. Available in person or long-distance. See classifieds for other services. Schedule your appointment today. JOURNEY TO WELLNESS



HANDLE® is a gentle, nondrug approach to understanding and enhancing human function. Kim works with individuals with attention, behavior, or learning differences to function more efficiently in ways that are important to them. ADD? ASD? Memory changes? HANDLE can help! See ad page 7.

One-on-one hypnotherapy treatments in weight loss, smoking cessation, insomnia, anxiety, and past life regression therapy. Pam’s unrelenting mission is to help others let go of limiting behaviors and beliefs, discover their power and live up to their highest potential. See ad pages 11 and 26.



Stress is our number one problem these days. There is now a machine available that combines both Photon Light Therapy and Brain Entrancement together to give you what feels like a restful rejuvenating sleep. Treatments can be used for: stress relief, energy renewal, sleep and mood enhancement.

Hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) together with NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) provide a powerful team to put you back on track. Are you ready for a blast of Fresh Energy? Call Maria today. See ad page 7.

Certified HANDLE® Practitioner and Instructor 520-907-2842

Stress Reduction/Anti-Aging 520-877-5039


Devoted to optimally enhancing and improving your overall natural state of being and daily life. Ear Candling, Ionic Detox Foot Baths, Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, Herbal and Nutritional Counseling, Wellness Planning and Guidance. Beautiful and serene practice space, open 7-days/week. Experience vibrant health today. See ad pages 11 and 26.

Residential and commercial eco-friendly maid services throughout Greater Tucson. Don’t want maid service but like our products? We offer our Arizona produced eco-safe cleaning products direct to you. Contact for a free quote on products/maid service. See ad page 8.



Josephine Backus Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Massage Therapy 520-360-1323

Using the principles of mind, body & soul as a vibration with the universe, Josephine uses a holistic approach to bring awareness to the client, and, empowers them to practice simple selfhypnosis to bring about daily changes in their lives, aimed at their highest good.



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520 609-7016,

Bodil receives insights from your guides giving her the techniques to help you with decision making. She is able to cleanse and bless your property. Bodil developed her intuitive healing skills while trading medicine/ spiritual knowledge with Native Americans. For animals and humans. See ad on page 33. NANCY CLARK, PH.D.


Are you frustrated by a lack of energy, constant pain or need help making important decisions? Nancy receives insights from your guides. Her energy techniques were given by Spirit. She sees clients and teaches energy medicine around the world. See ad page 20.


Kelley Graham 3148 East Ft. Lowell, 85716 520-770-1200

At any time, there is only one choice when it comes to brain health: grow or shrink. We show you how to grow your brain. Brain Gurus offers the “Brain Boot Camp”- intensive mind and body training for anyone, anywhere. See ad on page 23.


16256 N. Oracle Rd. #100 Catalina, 85739 520-825-9044

A place where Spirit Runs free. New Moon Haven offers metaphysical items that uplift the Spirit and soften the heart.  We also offer workshops with the intention of supporting self-awareness, physical well-being and expanding consciousness. Room Rental available. SPIRITSCHILD

A Unique Gift Shop Marana Market Place, Ste 120 S.E. Corner Thornydale & Orange Grove 520-744-4402

Yo u r r e source for one-of-akind gifts including crystals, jewelry, candles, music, books and spiritual tools for practitioners and students alike. See the calendar section for personal and spiritual development classes, workshops and book signings. Truly a spiritual oasis awaiting your exploration. New location. See ad page 10.


WellnessFIRST! 3861 N. First Ave., 85729 520-668-0039

Dr Saber NMD practices Functional Medicine. Using plant medicines, homeopathy and when necessary prescriptions. She uses tools from many arenas to diagnose the core issue, then she uses those tools to walk with you on your journey to optimal health. See ad page 19.

GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER 3920 N. Campbell Ave. 495-4400

Genesis provides a level of compassionate, personalized care not seen in medicine today. We listen to our patients. Our specialties include: Naturopathic oncology and primary care, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, colon hydrotherapy, Intravenous nutrient therapy, lymphatic drainage, massage, pain management, FIR-Sauna. See ad on inside front cover.


PMG are skilled American Mountain Guide Cert-ified guides who specialize in climbing, bouldering, hiking, backpacking and outdoor adventures of all terrain. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable and ready to give you the experience of a lifetime. Come climb and explore Arizona. See ad page 11.


Robert Grinnell 520 247-7755

Robert Grinnell, Nationally Certified ACE Personal Trainer, will work with your specific needs and goals in a private environment to safely and effectively improve your body’s health. Specialist in Older Adult Fitness. 21 years experience. See ad on page 6.


El Tigre/Tigress Scented Pheromones Formulator, Debbie Shaw

El Tigre/Tigress Scented Pheromones may help with peri-menopausal symptoms, feelings of anxiety, depression, sexual frustration and self-doubt. Be a more appealing, hotter, sexier you without trying. Use our pheromones. Limited time only, $5 off 1st bottle. See ad page 29.

SALON/SPA SERVICES HOLISTIC SKIN CARE & MASSAGE THERAPY Raquel Rzepecki, aka Lakali Red Monkey Studio 520-232-0534 6330 N. Campbell Ave., Ste 110, 85718

A Holistic approach to Health & Beauty. Raquel specializes in Natural Skincare & Massage Therapy. Visit Lakali. com, your wellness sanctuary, for more information on how you can return to the pure essentials of well-being.

I-KO-I SALON AND SPA 3161 N. Country Club Rd. # 101 520-881-6096.

No-toxic smell nail salon. Manicures $15, Pedicures $25 -featuring individually cleaned pipe-less jets bowl, detoxify $15. No DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde in products. No-Ammonia hair color and perm. Also, Organic Desert Honey. Fresh Royal Jelly and more bee products. Call 520-881-6096.

PHOTOGRAPHY CHAD E. MIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY B.F.A. Free-Lance Photographer 520-488-6834

Chad E. Might, owner and photographer, has a true passion for photography. His company can handle almost anything: fine-art portraiture, architecture, products, weddings, freelance work and more. Chad holds a B.F.A. in Photography and Commercial Photography.




SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING - TUCSON Rev. Donald Graves Sunday Service: 3231 N Craycroft Road, 85712 520-319-1042

Through partnering with possibility, expanding in consciousness, compassion and connection, and by offering spiritual tools that change lives, the Center for Spiritual Living Tucson provides an environment for spiritual deepening through classes in spiritual practice, community building activities, and meaningful sharing. “It’s like coming home, in a good way.” Sunday Celebration Service 10:30am, 10am Meditation. See ad page 10. DESERT ASHRAM

3403 W. Sweetwater Drive, 85745 520-743-0384

An oasis of peace welcomes seekers from all traditions for: Satsang of Swami Amar Jyoti (Wisdom Teachings of universal classical spirituality, chanting, meditation) 7:30 pm Thursdays/Sundays; Aarati (Sanskrit chanting, worship/meditation) 7 am/pm daily; Women’s Hatha Yoga 4 pm Thursdays. Library, bookshop, retreats, service. SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP

Tucson Meditation Group 1702 E. Prince #140 520-792-6544

Devotional Services: Sundays 10am-11am.Meditation Services: Sunday 9am10am & 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 6pm-8pm, Friday 7pm-8:30pm. TRANSFORMATIONAL WISDOM


Intuition, Energy Medicine, Mysticism & Spiritual Studies Certificate Program. Sound Wisdom Program begins January 14th, 2012. Please call for more information and to reserve your space. 46


TARA MAHAYANA BUDDHIST CENTER 1701 E. Miles St, 85719 520-441-1617

Learn time-tested methods for finding peace of mind - the key to happiness. Weekly classes in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, prayer services, retreats and spiritual advice with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Lingpur and senior practitioners. Everyone welcome. THE TEMPLE OF THE PRESENCE


CHAPEL, INC David Miller 4718 E. Hawthorne St., 85711 520-327-0142

Self-Realization/PsychicDevelopment to know thyself, to heal, and to change is available on an individual basis. The Meta-physical Principles Course is an indepth study of metaphysics. In the Universal Metaphysics course one learns the definitions. In the Seminary, one may become an ordained minister. See ad page 27.

11902 East Irvington Road (SW corner of Old Spanish Trail) 520-751-2039, ext. 100


Saint Germain and the Ascended Masters stand ready to assist you. In their Radiance, you will learn how to release the Light from your Individualized I AM Presence. Find Divine solutions to every challenge. Spiral upward to your Ascension. Thursday classes, 7pm.

Explore your spirituality in a warm and loving community of caring friends. Learn practical tools that really work to improve your life, and the world around you. Sunday service 10:30. Prayer services Sunday at 8:50am and Wednesdays at 9:45am. See ad page 13.

THE TEMPLE OF UNIVERSALITY Founder: Rev. Betty Tatalajski NEW Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd. 520-884-5340

Worship, Healing, Prophesy. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man. 11:00 am Sunday service, Free Metaphysical development classes in areas of: White Eagle World Healing Meditation, Alice Bailey books, Spiritual/Metaphysical Law, and Kaballah. TUCSON IANDS EXPERIENCE SHARING (TIES)

Facilitators: Chuck & Susan 520-395-2365

Information on and sharing of NDEs and other transformative experiences. Open to public. Everyone has experiences worth sharing. Guest speaker series on 2nd Thursday, small groups on 3rd Thursday each month, 6:30pm at Unity Church of Tucson. Facilitators: Chuck & Susan 520-395-2365.

1551 S. Eastside Loop #121, 85710 520-546-3696

UNITY CHURCH OF TUCSON Rev. Larry and Mary Ellen Swarz 3617 N. Camino Blanco, 85718 520-577-3300

Ministry of love, inspiration, learning, wholeness and joy empowering all people to embrace their Divine Nature. Daycare: ages 1-5. Family health clinic: free, donation or Medicare. Beautiful, low-cost weddings. Bookstore for spiritual thinkers. Sunday services 9am and 11am. Home to “The Daily Word.”


Scott Sheldon, HHP, CPT Certified Health Practitioner NASM Certified Personal Trainer 4980 N Sabino Canyon Rd., 85750 520-760-2380

Offering health analysis and solutions utilizing the Inergetix C.O.R.E. with remedy analysis, organ balancing frequency therapies, cold laser and much more. Scott Provides Acugraph Meridian Anaylsis, ion energy footbaths, nutritional supplementation and personal fitness training.

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