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reativity” is September’s theme and this issue is brimming over with articles to inspire and motivate. Expressing creativity by making something by hand is not only satisfying and fun, but life-enriching in ways that might be surprising. Check out “Handmade Happiness” on page 34 and discover how handcrafting can add a welcome dimension to your life. Included in this month’s publication is our 3rd Healthy Pet quarterly with informative articles about pets beginning on page 24. This month also includes our Annual Yoga edition. September is National Yoga Month and we are celebrating it by focusing on the amazing yoga practitioners and studios in the Upstate. The article, “Yoga Health” on page 47 explains the ways yoga unifies body, mind and spirit and is a valuable tool in preventive healthcare. “Sound Yoga Practices” on page 48 reveals how yoga and music are interwoven. What better way to express creativity than by preparing foods that support good health. Learn about gluten sensitivity and how it presents itself in the body, along with ways to avoid gluten-containing grains in “Gluten: Trust Your Gut” on page 38. “Gluten-Free Baking” on page 40 provides useful information on how to shop for and prepare gluten-free foods. Our advertisers express their creativity every day by providing the most up-todate services, workshops, classes and products to enhance health and well-being. Be sure to take a look at all they have to offer. Creativity can be expressed in so many ways. Many people think that being creative is for others, not them. If you think that way, think again! The creative spirit is alive and well and flourishing inside each of us. Creativity often needs a little encouragement to come out and play and to express the unique person each of us was created to be. In health and harmony,

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communitynews Nonprofit Growing Hope for Fight Against Hunger in Greenville


he Generous Garden Project (GGP) is fighting hunger by growing and harvesting fresh produce and giving it away to families, ministries and food banks in Greenville County. GGP is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization in Greenville County that exists to bring the life-giving nutrients of fresh produce to people in need. In Greenville County, there are 60,000 people that do not know where one or more of their meals will come from each day, and 22 percent are under the age of 18. For most, hunger is a mild, temporary feeling that comes between meals, but for some it’s a struggle for survival and health. “While a number of charitable organizations work to provide food, which is amazing in itself, little of what is provided can replace the nutrition of fresh produce,” adds Executive Director Bo Cable. In the first 3 months, GGP has harvested over 14,000 pounds of fresh produce, fed hundreds of families and donated produce to 10 local organizations. GGP is changing the face of hunger in our community but needs help from its citizens. Partners can get involved at many levels, such as financial support, volunteering and spreading the word about them. Details for giving as well as volunteering are available on the web site. GGP is serving Greenville most Saturdays from 7am to 11am and various workdays throughout the week. The Generous Garden Project is located near Woodruff Rd at 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville (Behind the Wild Radish Health Store). For more information on how to partner with GGP visit

New At-Home Yoga DVD by Yoganize


wner and Lead Teacher of Yoganize, Karen Noonan (E-RYT 500), is announcing the release of Yoganize’s new DVD. “Loving Self” is a yoga practice suited to all levels, from beginners to intermediate, with the focus on learning to listen to the body and self love. The DVD features Karen Noonan and two of her teachers in training, Michele O’Neil and Peggy Ambler. It includes meditation Michele O’Neil and Karen Noonan having and gentle warming flow sequences a break from shooting the “Loving Self” suitable for beginners, as well as more Yoganize DVD, released in July 2011 challenging sequences for the seasoned practitioner. “Loving Self” is available for $15.99 at the Yoganize studio or online. “It is my personal opinion that there are so many beautiful people out there who simply don’t see this within themselves. Yoga is an essential tool for transformation and healing, yet there are still so many who are too shy to even take that first step into a studio. It is my great hope to bring more people to the practice of yoga as a daily part of life. For those who cannot find the time for a regular studio practice, this DVD will help to promote and inspire growth, health, and well-being by encouraging movement with instruction at home,” exclaims Karen Noonan. Yoganize is located at 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. For more information on classes or to purchase the DVD, visit See ad, page 46. 6

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Wise Women to Meet at Annual Women’s Herbal Conference


omen from across the Southeast will gather at the 7th annual Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference at Lake Eden in scenic Black Mountain, NC from October 14 to16. Featuring over 70 classes by more than 30 teachers, the weekend will focus on herbal education, nourishing foods, empowerment, spirituality, sexuality, as well as movement and song. Special guest and author Brooke Medicine Eagle and other renowned presenters of the Southeast such as Corinna Wood, Patricia Kyritsi Howell, Phyllis D. Light, Ramona Moore Big Eagle, Rising Appalachia, and more, will delight and inform the conference’s estimated 800 participants. Workshops will range from beginner to advanced levels and will highlight topics such as herb walks, nutrient-dense foods, everyday first aid, immune system herbs, Cherokee herbal medicine, drumming, developing intuition, self-love, authentic voicework, and more. The weekend is designed for women to learn, connect, and deepen into the Wise Woman Tradition, which organizers describe as earth-based healing, local wisdom, and deep nourishment. A 2010 participant remarked, “This conference brought me back to a sacred place that was lost to me in modern society. Having a circle of wise women to come back to each year gives me hope for humans.” Cost for the conference is $285 with additional costs for meals, lodging, and intensives. Continuing education credits for nurses is available. For more information, call 877-SE-WOMEN or visit See ad, page 15.

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing. ~Sir Ralph Richardson

Specialized Pain Management Program Offered at VBS Physical Therapy in Mauldin


BS Physical Therapy in Mauldin, one of eleven clinics in the Upstate, now offers a specialized physical therapy program in chronic pain management. This program provides scientific-based physical therapy treatments including Chris Nicholas, PT, DPT, OCS manual therapy, joint mobilization and manipulation, specific strengthening exercises, electrical stimulation and techniques to improve the function of the nervous system, as well as dry needling. Dry needling, a relatively new technique in physical therapy, involves placing a small needle into a myofascial trigger point in order to release muscle tension, break the pain cycle, and ‘reboot’ the nervous system, while expediting healing. The program includes a combination of researched, non-pharmaceutical treatments for chronic pain. Conditions treated include neck and back pain, joint and myofascial pain, arthritis related conditions, headaches, sciatica, neurogenic pain, fibromyalgia, and post-surgical pain. Patients are typically seen twice a week for a total of six to eight weeks. Treatment plans are individualized to meet each patient’s goals. VBS physical therapists work together with family physicians, orthopedic and pain management specialists, and rheumatologists within the community. Referring doctors are continually updated on the patient’s progress. The chronic pain management program was developed by Chris Nicholas (PT, DPT, OCS, DAAPM), a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and the only physical therapist who is a Credentialed Pain Practitioner and Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management in the Carolinas. VBS Physical Therapy is located at 535 W. Butler Rd, Suite A, Greenville. For more information, call 864-277-2747. See ad, page 11. natural awakenings

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communitynews Progressive New Ozone Therapy Now Available at Trinity Dental


rinity Dental Care now uses an ozone generator which allows the dental team to treat patients with Oxygen/ Ozone systems. Oxygen/Ozone in dentistry is cutting edge dental care, changing the way periodontal disease, root canals and decay are treated. “Ozone modulates the immune system, causing the white blood cells to release proteins that are used for communication between them. These proteins ‘turn on’ the immune system to ensure that any invaders such as bacteria and viruses are dealt with swiftly and effectively,” explains Jeffrey Taylor, author of the article “Ozone is Toxic! Why are we Using Ozone?” Trinity Dental Care is located at 1221 North Fant St, Anderson. For more information, call 864-224-4736 or visit See ad, page 51.

First Bike Sharing System in the Southeast Comes to Spartanburg


artners for Active Living has launched a monumental initiative to make bicycling easier in Spartanburg. The non-profit is helping Spartanburg residents increase daily physical activity with the southeast’s first bike-sharing system, Spartanburg B-cycle. The initiative includes 14 B-cycles at 2 B-stations, one at the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail and the other at Morgan Square. “Partners for Active Living is working to create the healthiest community that we can. Spartanburg B-cycle is an innovative, convenient tool that can help get residents and visitors, alike, more active. We want physical activity to be as easy as possible in Spartanburg,” said Executive Director Laura Ringo. “We hope that the bicycles are used for trips around downtown and for recreation on the Rail Trail. In addition, we want to ensure that Spartanburg continues to be a leader as a bicycle-friendly community.” The sharing process is simple: become a member and then users have access to the red cruiser bikes. The program has three different membership types: annual, 30-day, or 24-hour. The price of membership is $30, $15 and $5, respectively. The first hour with each use is free and each additional half hour is $1. Memberships are purchased with a credit card online or at either of the kiosks. The bikes are equipped with a front basket, an easily adjustable seat, three gears, and a handy bell, as well as a computer to track mileage, calories burned, and even carbon offsets. Riders can monitor their personal data and connect with others online on the B-cycle web site. Spartanburg B-cycle is supported by the Mary Black Foundation, City of Spartanburg, Humana Inc., Trek Bicycle Corporation, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. The founding partners share a belief that bicycles should be a vehicle for positive health and environmental change and an important part of a community’s transportation ecosystem. For more information, call 864-598-9638 or visit


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Learn Together at Institute for Integrative Nutrition Study Group


weekly study group for anyone interested in studying nutrition in a group setting will be available beginning in January 2012. The program used will be the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s online learning certification program for Holistic Nutritional Counseling. World renowned lecturers such as Deepak Chopra, Barry Sears, and David Wolfe, among others, discuss over 100 dietary theories Mickie Grist throughout the online program. In order to be a part of this group participants must be enrolled in the nutrition program, which is a yearlong self-study. Discounts are available for the program if 10 or more join the study group. Mickie Grist, a holistic esthetician and massage therapist at Creative Health of downtown Greenville, will be facilitating this group. She trained at the Aveda Institute Chicago, The Ayurvedic Institute and with Dr. Hari of India. She specializes in Ayurvedic massage, facials, and body treatments designed to balance individual body types. In her most recent training with Dr. Hari, she became certified to administer Ayurvedic medicated oils for oil drips and therapeutic detox massage. To join the study group, call 864551-0570 or email mickiegrist@yahoo. com. For more information about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, visit

Healthy Living Expo at Food Lion in Greenville


atural Awakenings Magazine is sponsoring a new Healthy Living Expo. It will be hosted by Food Lion Grocery Store (at Pelham Road and Hwy. 14) on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 11am-3pm. Food Lion is celebrating their name change and Re-Grand Opening during this event. Meet natural and eco-friendly businesses and fitness and wellness providers from around the Upstate. Taste new foods, exchange ideas and learn about the issues important to the local community and the environment. There will be opportunities to sample products and services, win prizes, as well as free chair massages. Food Lion grocery store is located at 3093 S. Hwy. 14 in Greenville. For more information, call Food Lion at 864-234-3096 or Natural Awakenings at 864-248-4910. See ad, page 2.

Life Coaching Institute Expands Coaching School Internationally


ife Coaching Institute (LCI) is a local business that extends life coaching certification training program to the public. It will begin a new phase of its coaching school in September 2011 when the school launches its simultaneous local and distance coaching certification course. LCI is the only coaching school in South Carolina with International Coach Federation (ICF) accreditation, and that status is attracting students from as far away as Australia and Israel. Beginning with the fall 2011 class, LCI will have students and instructors in Greenville who will be working directly with students from across the country and around the globe together in one virtual classroom for coach training. “Our program teaches students a comprehensive and holistic approach to coaching that incorporates mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health and wellbeing for themselves and for their clients, while being solidly based in both positive psychology and neuroscience,” says Director of Coaching Services Vicy L. Wilkinson. We have found that people looking for training in deep and permanent change find our certification program to be the perfect balance of rigorous academic study and grounded experiential training.” “We are excited to have students registering from all over the world,” adds Dr. Dianne Greyerbiehl, Ph.D., founder and Director of Training at LCI. Once students complete the basic certification course, they are eligible to become an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through ICF as an additional certification. LCI provides both professional coaching services to individuals, businesses and small groups as well as training and mentor programs to develop new life coaches. Coaching gives you the power to manage the changes in your life from the inside out. It creates easy changes in positive and powerful ways. For information about Life Coaching Institute, call 864-282-8989 or visit See ad, page 51.

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Be what you feel. ~Melissa Etheridge

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communitynews Greenville Natural Health Center Voted Best Of The Upstate


eaders of The Greenville News have spoken. Greenville Natural Health Center is Best of the Upstate in 2011. Readers voted online from June 19 until July 10, choosing everything from the best breakfast in the Upstate to the best place for live music. Greenville Natural Health Center came out on top for Best Natural Health and Wellness. “We’re honored to be among the Best of the Upstate and very appreciative to all who voted for us,” said Dr. Marina Ponton, owner of Greenville Natural Health Center. “It’s great to be recognized, and we’re hopeful this will help raise the awareness about natural healing therapies and prompt more people to look into the benefits.” Opened in 2007 by Ponton, Greenville Natural Health Center is an area resource center for alternative therapies including acupuncture, therapeutic massage, herbal therapy and esthetics. The Center integrates biomedicine (Western medicine) with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), utilizing a holistic (mindbody) approach to issues such as chronic fatigue, chronic pain, menopause and infertility. Greenville Natural Health Center offers periodic seminars to familiarize consumers with Traditional Chinese Medicine and how it can be integrated with conventional treatments for better outcomes. The center also offers thermograms each month by appointment. A safe alternative to mammograms, a thermography exam is non-invasive, uses no radiation, is painless due to no contact with the body and is FDA approved. Greenville Natural Health Center is located at 1901 Laurens Rd, Suite E, Greenville. For more information, call 864-370-1140 or visit See ad, page 54.


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The Cats Meow in Simpsonville is Now Just a Click Away


aui Meow Resort for Cats is now online. Photos, details, and contact information are available with just a click. Maui Meow Resort for Cats is a safe, comfortable feline boarding facility that features a spacious 60 x 30 indoor climate, 14’ x 21’ play area and boardwalk, and a quiet, canine-free atmosphere. For more information, call 864409-1011 or visit MauiMeowResort. com. See ad, page 25.

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Tempest in a Teapot Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, and many drinkers prefer the convenience afforded by prepackaged individual servings. The remains, however, add up to 1,500 tons of landfill waste annually. At least there are things to do with an old tea bag before giving it the heave-ho, starting with some surprising natural health benefits. n Try reusing a tea bag as a compress for bee stings, bug bites, sunburn and bruises. It will ease pain and reduce inflammation. n Get rid of a plantar wart by pressing a wet, warmed tea bag directly onto the area for 10 to 15 minutes, then let the skin dry naturally. Repeat the treatment for a few days until the wart completely disappears. n Run bath water over used tea bags to enjoy a soak that will leave skin incredibly soft. Green tea works best. n Revitalize puffy, achy eyes by refrigerating the tea bags before laying them over the afflicted peepers and let the tannin in the tea go to work.

globalbrief n Got razor burn? Press one tea bag against the skin to relieve the sting and stop the bleeding.

Green Seal

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The environmental certification n After an nonprofit Green accidental roll in poison ivy, dab skin with a Seal continues to expand its reach moist tea bag to dry up the rash. across industries with its latest Outdoors, tea bags have quality standard multiple uses, as well. Tear open for personal care a used bag and work the conand cosmetic tents into the dirt of acid-loving products, such plants like ferns and roses. The as deodorants, tannic acid and other nutrients lotions, hair will be released when plants are sprays, insect watered, spurring their growth. For healthier potted plants, place repellants, sunscreens and nail polishes. The new GS-50 a few brewed tea bags over the standard applies to products meant to drainage hole at the bottom of the planter before potting. The tea be left on the body, a complement to bags will retain water and leach nutrients Green Seal’s GS-44 standard for soaps and shampoos, which are intended to be into the soil. washed off. Finally, it’s good to compost any To receive the Green Seal label, used tea bags; just remove any staples products cannot be tested on animals or first. Speed the decomposition process contain carcinogens, reproductive toxins and enrich the overall compost pile by or other compounds found harmful to pouring a few cups of strong, twicebrewed tea into the heap. The liquid tea humans. The list of banned ingredients includes bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates will hasten decomposition and attract and triclosan. Product compounds, with acid-producing bacteria to create an a few exceptions, must readily biodeacid-rich compost. grade in aquatic environments. That’s not all that tea bags can do. Companies can meet the packaging Visit for more uses, requirements by having recyclable packfrom facials to kitchen cleanups. aging, a take-back program or packaging made with 50 percent post-consumer Adapted from— material. All ingredients must be listed, showing how ordinary people can with appropriate use of terms such as positively impact our world every day. “natural” and “biobased.” Any business applying for the standard must document energy and water use, air emissions, and trash and wastewater related to manufacturing processes, as well as the distance and type of transportation used to move raw materials. On the social responsibility side, workers must be given the right to join labor unions, child labor is prohibited, and wages and working hours are expected to meet minimum legal requirements or industry benchmarks. Source: natural awakenings

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Tai Chi Can Turn Depression Around


recent study published in the online edition of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reveals that more than 2 million people age 65 and older suffer from depression, including 50 percent of nursing home residents. In seeking an alternative to aggressive drug treatments, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), turned to a gentle, westernized version of Tai chi, a 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art. During the study, 112 adults age 60 or older that had been diagnosed with major depression were treated with a standard antidepressant drug for four weeks. The 73 adults that showed only partial improvement continued to receive the medication, but were also assigned to 10 weeks of either Tai chi or health education classes. The group practicing Tai chi experienced greater improvement in their levels of depression, as well as an enhanced quality of life, better cognition and more overall energy than the non-practicing group. Dr. Helen Lavretsky, the study’s first author and a UCLA professor-in-residence of psychiatry, says, “This study shows that adding a mind-body exercise like Tai chi, that is widely available in the community, can improve the outcomes of treating depression in older adults that may also have other, coexisting medical conditions or cognitive impairment. With Tai chi, we may be able to treat these conditions without exposing them to additional medications.”

Exercise Pinches Salt’s Effects


alt in the diet becomes less of a concern for individuals that are physically active, according to a presentation at this year’s American Heart Association conference sessions on nutrition, physical activity and metabolism, and cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention. The scientists behind the study concluded that the more active people are, the less their blood pressure rises in response to the amount of salt in their food. Study participants comprised 1,906 Han Chinese adults (average age, 38) in the Genetic Epidemiology Network of Salt Sensitivity project, designed to identify genetic and environmental factors contributing to salt sensitivity.


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Children at Risk for Eating Disorders


he obesity rate among youngsters has nearly tripled during the last three decades and given rise to another worrisome trend: Children as young as 10 are making themselves vomit in order to lose weight, reports a new Taiwanese study of 15,716 school pupils, published online by the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Thirteen percent of the girls and boys that took part in the Asian research admitted they made themselves sick to lose weight. Unfortunately, studies in the United States show similar trends. According to The Eating Disorder Foundation, 46 percent of 10-yearold girls are dieting, have a fear of fatness or are binge eating, and 27 percent of girls ages 12 through 18 show significant eating disorder symptoms. Such findings have prompted researchers to warn that self-induced vomiting is an early sign that children could develop eating disorders and serious psychological problems. The researchers believe that eating disorders can be successfully tackled by ensuring that children get enough sleep, eat breakfast every day and consume less fried food and fewer night-time snacks. They also recommend spending less time in front of a computer screen. Source: Wiley-Blackwell

Benefit-Boosting Broccoli Sprouts

The Write Stuff Eases Anxiety


roccoli has become a gold medal contender among vegetables, so how often should we eat it to reap all of its health benefits? Elizabeth Jeffery, a University of Illinois professor of nutritional sciences, explains: “Broccoli, prepared correctly, is an extremely potent cancerfighting agent—three to five servings a week are enough to have an effect. To get broccoli’s benefits, though, the enzyme myrosinase has to be present; if not, sulforaphane, broccoli’s cancer-preventive and anti-inflammatory component, doesn’t form.” According to Jeffery, myrosinase is often destroyed by overcooking. Health-conscious consumers that use broccoli powder supplements in recipes to boost their nutrition also are missing out, she says, because the supplements often do not contain the needed enzyme. A solution: Jeffery suggests incorporating fresh broccoli sprouts into our diet. Available at most grocery and health food stores, the sprouts contain abundant myrosinase. Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Electromagnetic Therapy Lifts the Blues


study published in the journal Brain Stimulation, involving 301 patients, found that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) non-invasive therapy can be an effective, longterm treatment for major depression. TMS works by delivering a series of electrical pulses to the part of the brain associated with depression and other mood disorders. This generates an electric current in the brain that stimulates neurons to increase the release of mood-enhancing chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. TMS has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and can be performed on an outpatient basis in a psychiatrist’s office.


tudents can combat test anxiety and post better results by writing about their worries just before taking an exam, according to a recent University of Chicago study published in the journal Science. Those prone to testing jitters improved their high-stakes test scores by nearly one grade point after they were given 10 minutes beforehand to write about what was causing their fears. Sian Beilock, an associate professor in psychology and the study’s senior author, is one of the nation’s leading experts on the phenomenon of “choking under pressure,” instances in which talented people perform below their skill level when presented with a particularly challenging experience. She explains that feeling under pressure can deplete a part of the brain’s processing power known as working memory, a sort of mental scratch pad that allows us to retrieve and use information relevant to the task at hand. The writing exercise allowed students to unload their anxieties before taking the test and freed up the needed brainpower to complete it with greater success. Beilock adds, “We think this type of writing will help people perform their best in a variety of pressure-filled situations, whether it is a big presentation to a client, a speech to an audience or even a job interview.”

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Young Artists and Scientists May Think Alike


everal decades ago, research suggested that science students shone at analytical thinking, while budding artists scored highest in tests measuring creativity and imagination. Now, updated research with a group of British students at the University of Derby, published in the journal Thinking Skills and Creativity, finds no significant differences in the two groups’ problem-solving patterns. Peter K. Williamson, on the faculty of business, computing and law, studied 116 senior undergraduates that took a series of tests measuring their skills at logical (convergent) and creative (divergent) thinking. They were asked to solve novel and imperfectly defined problems to determine their aptitude for finding imaginative solutions and to reveal their preferred learning styles. “The findings of this study were in marked contrast to earlier published results,” Williamson reports. “Differences were found in preferred learning styles, but these were much smaller than reported previously.” The research indicates that modern graduates are likely to have a more balanced educational profile than their specialized predecessors. He suggests that changes in educational policy—such as an increase in interdisciplinary studies and less formal, more flexible teaching styles—may help account for the contemporary shift.


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Better Bones for Kids with Celiac Disease


eliac disease (CD) is an inherited intestinal disorder characterized by a lifelong intolerance to the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and other grains. Although it can occur at any age, CD most commonly afflicts children ages 9 to 24 months, and one of its common complications is metabolic bone disease. Reduced bone mineral density can lead to the inability to develop optimal bone mass in children and the loss of bone in adults, increasing the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. A recent article in the journal Nutrition Reviews stated that a gluten-free diet promotes a rapid increase in bone mineral density and leads to complete recovery of bone mineralization in children. If a CD diagnosis and treatment is established before puberty, children may attain normal peak bone mass, which can prevent osteoporosis in later life. Nutritional supplements of calcium and vitamin D further appear to increase the bone mineral density of children and adolescents. A glutenfree diet also improves, though rarely normalizes, bone mineral density in adults with CD. “Our findings reinforce the importance of a strict gluten-free diet, which remains the only scientific proven treatment for CD to date,” the authors conclude. “Early diagnosis and therapy are critical in preventing CD complications like reduced bone mineral density.” Source: Wiley-Blackwell

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The Rhythms of Life by Michele Senac Music is one of the earliest forms of communication and community building. In almost every culture, drumming was a way to keep people in the rhythm of their natural surroundings. Some of the most sacred drumming replicated the sounds of nature, such as the sounds of thunder or one’s own heart beat. Jeff Holland, founder of One World Festival and Drum4Work in Greenville, SC, has a passion for drumming and believes in its mighty benefits. His love of drumming goes back to childhood when he was drawn to the drums and began lessons at age 10. By high school, Holland was deeply immersed in music, developed a love of jazz


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and world music, played with the junior symphony, taught younger children drumming, and found his life work. In college, Holland studied music with teachers from West and South Africa, Zimbabwe, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Today, Holland is known as an ethnomusicologist, which is one who studies music and how music is used within respective cultures. He travels worldwide teaching, working with school groups, corporations, performing at festivals, facilitating music residencies and drumming circles. Holland says “I motivate people with the rhythms of life.� In 1996 he founded Drum4Work, an organization dedicated to promoting health, community and individual strength. Holland teaches rhythmic exercises that are derived from ancient world cultures used for centuries to connect, inspire, energize, relax and heal. His programs have been very successful in many environments, including the work place and with at-risk teens. Results include stress reduction, improved social interaction and improved health. Holland shares that much research has been done on how drumming

increases a person’s white blood cell count which are the cells that fight disease. He adds, “Different frequencies affect different parts of the body. In a drumming circle, there are full register of frequencies coming into the body, affecting the whole body experience.” Holland explains, “Our world festival is what we do in the community. For over 5 years, we’ve been meeting every Sunday at River Falls Park in Greenville. We have a core group every week, and others who drop in when they can. We build community through rhythm and movement. We connect people.” Holland’s One World Festival has performed in many local festivals, such as Artisphere and Fall For Greenville. He has recorded with the Carolina Ballet at the Peace Center, bringing together movement and rhythm. Holland travels extensively, most recently to China, spreading his message of community through drums and rhythms. “Music is the universal language,” says Holland. Holland shares additional health benefits of drumming. “A few minutes of drumming takes away stress. Music creates euphoria and complete focus and commits you to the full mind-body-spirit connection.” For more information, go to www. or www.Drum4Life. com or 864-430-6930. Michele Senac is a freelance writer in the Upstate of South Carolina. She is certified in Interior Redesign & Feng Shui. For more information go to or call 864-631-9335. See ad, page 4.

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A Path to True Insight

Write from

the Heart by Nancy Rosanoff


A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. ~ Lou Holtz


he best definition of intuition is that which we know in our hearts to be true. When we feel good and right about a decision, we often attribute it to having followed our intuition. There is a difference, however, between what “feels good” and what we “know in our hearts.” Discerning this difference separates wishful thinking from true intuitive intelligence. Intuitive intelligence can be identified by the qualities that accompany it, like effortlessness, clarity, inspired ideas, synchronicity and profound peace. As these qualities also represent the spiritual substance of our selves, the intuitive insights we receive resonate with the truth of our being. When faced with a challenging choice, it helps to look for the presence or absence of harmony, clarity and peace before taking any action. Jumping into action out of frustration is not intuitively intelligent, while waiting for answers that bring clarity and inner peace is a flawless guide. To move through the layers of confusion and emotion when facing a dilemma, it helps to identify both what we want and what is needed. Confusion often characterizes the conflict between our personal agenda, which may be hidden from us, and the action that the situation genuinely calls for. The following exercise can move our attention beyond focusing on the details of a problem to an awareness of what is really needed. As the steps unfold, take notice of any

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enhanced feelings of peace, assurance, gratitude and love.


Write down a specific concern. Are you at a crossroads? It could be a work concern, a relationship issue or anything else.


Below it, write, “What I really want is… ” and then finish the sentence with your natural, immediate response. Repeat this several times, finishing the sentence with another thought each time. It can be embarrassing when our wants are revealed to us. Keep going.


Now write the following: “What this situation really needs is… ” Write the phrase several times, finishing the sentence with another thought each time.


Be sure not to add “from me” to the above sentence, even in your thoughts. Let the ideas that come flow through you and onto the page, enriched by clarity, love, intelligence, and benevolence for you and everyone involved. Nancy Rosanoff is a spiritual coach, teacher and facilitator who uses the principles of metapsychiatry in her work ( Connect at

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to beneficiaries. But where does the pet live in the meantime? Who is taking care of the pet and providing money for housing, food, exercise and health care? Another problem is that even when money or property is given to the named person to care for a pet, it is difficult to ensure that they will actually spend the money on the pet, according to the will’s instructions. This is why creating a trust for the long-term care of a pet is the better solution.

Benefits of a Trust

PET TRUSTS Peace of Mind for Your Pet’s Future by Kimberly A. Colgate, Esq.


The first step in creating a pet trust is to write out a plan specifying who will care for the pet, how much money

Limits of a Will

While a will cannot leave property directly to an animal, it can name a person that is charged with the responsibility of caring for the pet, as well as leave available funds to the individual for that purpose. However, problems can arise because many people don’t understand how a will works. With a will, the instructions contained in it are not automatically carried out. A lengthy and formal process must be followed in each state to admit a will to the probate court and appoint an executor; until that happens, no one can access the property of the deceased. Initiating the process typically takes at least 30 days and it can be up to a year before money is distributed

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ost owners don’t think they need formal estate-planning documents for their pets because a friend, neighbor or relative has said that they will take care of the pet when the owner dies. Unfortunately, sometimes these folks may have good intentions, but when reality strikes, the hoped-for, unwritten arrangement may not be honored and the pet is euthanized. Such sad occurrences, the result of unforeseen financial distress, broken promises or misunderstandings, can be prevented if the proper legal documents are in place to protect a beloved pet. The owner may provide for the pet either in a legally signed will or a trust specifically created for the named pet. So, which is better?

More than 45 states now have laws making it possible to create a trust for a pet. This arrangement offers many advantages; a pet trust document usually: n Names a physical caretaker for the pet n Names a trustee that will hold the money for caring for the pet n Instructs the trustee to distribute the money to the caretaker according to the instructions contained in the pet trust n Provides the trustee with the authority to place the pet with a new caretaker if for any reason the person named cannot take care of the pet as intended

will be needed and how it should be spent, and the name of the person that has agreed to act as trustee. A plan for a pet can be general or detailed. It’s not a good idea to make the pet caretaker the trustee, because the trustee is responsible for enforcing the plan and making certain that the caretaker is following the previous owner’s instructions. Otherwise, the trustee is charged with finding a new caretaker that will follow the instructions in the trust document and redirecting the funds to them. A pet trust does not have to be funded until the owner has passed. The easiest way to fund a pet trust is to name the trustee as the recipient of a bank account, a certificate of deposit or an insurance policy. The funds then are immediately available for the care of a pet, according to the instructions contained in the trust document. With written plan in hand, the next step is to meet with an attorney to develop it into a legally enforceable trust document. If the basic plan is already in writing, the lawyer should be able to state a reasonable price to draft the trust. Or, a pet owner may choose to purchase a guide on how to create a pet trust. For more information, visit CreateA and see The Pet Plan and Pet Trust Guide, by Kimberly A. Colgate. It explains, in detail, how to create a pet trust and includes a fillin-the-blank pet trust document. Colgate is a practicing trust attorney in Sarasota, FL. Contact her at 941927-2996 or natural awakenings

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DISH UP VARIETY Treat Your Dog to Good Health and Good Taste by Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

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hen you sit down to dinner, you prefer some variety, and so does your dog, who may well inquire, “What, kibble again?” Day after day of the same mix of protein, carbohydrates, fats and veggies can hamper any appetite, human or canine. But a diet packed with different food types can make eating more enjoyable. Before concocting your own dog food blends, it helps to learn more about potential ingredients and the benefits of a varied diet, as well as how to successfully introduce new foods.

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By definition, a varied diet is dense in nutrients and changes regularly; a decided departure from the stick-tothe-same-food routine encouraged by dog food experts of the past. Dr. Sean Delaney, a board-certified veterinary nutritionist in Davis, California, says that today’s varied diet for dogs should resemble a cornucopia, filled with

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healthy meats, whole grains, legumes, dairy, fruits and vegetables. “For optimum health, it’s better to have the food in a natural, unprocessed state,” he says. To start, dogs require 12 amino acids in their diets, so foods that contain all of them would provide the best quality protein for dogs, advises Dr. Rebecca Remillard, Ph.D., a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and founder of Veterinary Nutritional Consultations, in Holliston, Massachusetts. “Egg and liver are of the highest protein quality because of their amino acid profiles,” she advises. A varied diet even reduces the chances of dogs developing an allergy to certain foods, like chicken or wheat, adds Delaney. “Feeding a dog food that’s not commonly used in the pet food industry—a food that he’s naïve to—reduces the potential that the animal will develop an allergic reaction to it.”

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Dr. Tracy Lord, a holistic veterinarian based at the Animal Clinic and Wellness Center, in Williamsburg, Virginia, says that older theories once claimed that dogs would become picky eaters or experience indigestion on a varied diet, but that perspective has since been questioned. To the contrary, variety brings excitement and interest to the table— or the bowl. For instance, Lord points out, “If you feed your child a dinner of chicken, broccoli, brown rice and cantaloupe, you can pat yourself on the back for providing a well-balanced nutritious meal. But if you feed this same meal to your child three times a day throughout his life, you would start to see nutritional deficiencies.” Plus, no one would be surprised to hear that the child is tiring of it. The same holds true for dogs, she says. Their bodies appreciate the different sources of nutrition, while their taste buds respond to delicious change-ups. One popular type of varied diet centers on taking commercially prepared, top-quality, frozen, canned or dry foods and simply rotating them, as long as the owner provides a consistent number of calories. This approach will ensure that a dog receives the right balance of nutrients, says Remillard. She explains that, “Federally regulated, commercially prepared foods have processing methods and quality assurance programs that limit the potential for food-borne illnesses in pets and offer guarantees, a nutritional profile and bioavailability of nutrients. Remillard further notes, however, that not all products are equal when it comes to highly desirable ingredients, so as with any other

processed food, consumers must read labels. Varied diets also may be prepared at home. That’s where home chefs can get creative with different types of meats, grains and vegetables, but they should follow guidelines prepared by a trained nutritionist, Remillard cautions. “Unless properly formulated by a nutritionist, diets developed at home are not likely to be complete and balanced,” she says. “The nutritional profile of any diet—including homemade diets— depends on how the recipe was formulated, the nutrient content of the ingredients and how the owner prepares the food. Homemade diets may also contain contaminants and food-borne microbes if the owner isn’t careful.” Sometimes, just adding a little something special to a dog’s bowl will give him the variety he’s craving. For example, “If we’re making something our dog loves, like grilled salmon or ahi, we’ll cook a little piece for her and give her a little less kibble in her dish,” relates Alyce Edmondton, who lives in Redmond, Washington. “We always share our dog-safe leftovers with her. We figure that if it’s good for us, it’s good for her, too.” Wendy Bedwell-Wilson’s healthy living pet articles regularly appear in national and international magazines. Her latest of six books on dogs, Shih Tzu, is part of the DogLife series. Connect at

WHAT’S ON THE MENU? by Wendy Bedwell-Wilson If you would like to incorporate a varied diet into your dog’s eating routine, here are five expert tips for doing so safely and successfully.


Choose different main ingredients: If you’re primarily relying on a chicken and rice diet, switch the pooch to something completely different, like a duck and sweet potato or bison and barley diet, advises Veterinarian Sean Delaney.


It’s okay to change brands: Although some food manufacturers have developed a food line designed to rotate among items, you can always try out different brands and formulas. Stick to the high-quality mixes for optimal nutrition, says Veterinarian Tracy Lord.


Change the menu regularly: If you plan to rotate a dog’s commercially prepared diet, consider buying a new blend each time you shop, advises Veterinarian Rebecca Remillard.


Switch slowly: For a smooth transition between foods, slowly increase the amount of new food while decreasing the old, counsels Lord. The process should take about a week.


Take note of portions and calories: Delaney advises that a good way to ensure that a dog stays youthfully slim and trim is to calculate an appropriate calorie count and portions of the new foods. natural awakenings

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Kittens and Puppies Need Special Care by Brita Belli


t’s a rare person who can resist the allure of a big-eyed kitten or puppy. In a home where the kids are past toddler age and there’s time to devote to a new four-legged family member, having an adorable ball of fur around, so full of energy and affection, can be sweet. But beyond posting pictures of your fluffball in various cute poses on Facebook, baby animals require specific strategies of care to ensure that they stay healthy and grow into loving, happy pets.

Caring for Kitty The Los Angeles-based Kitten Rescue has a kitten care handbook, available online at, that details the most important steps for raising a new kitten. Chief among them is warmth. The handbook—written in part by Veterinar-


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ian Carolyn McCray—advises, “We cannot overemphasize the need for warmth in young kittens. If there is nothing else you can do or provide for a munchkin, this is it: warmth!” Kittens older than four months primarily need a warm spot to snuggle—a cozy corner or “cat house.” Younger kittens need a completely non-drafty environment, in addition to a cozy place of refuge inside a box, closet or other enclosure. Beyond keeping the body temperature up, Kitten Rescue workers emphasize keeping kittens clean, because anything clinging to fur can easily be ingested and cause illness. Also, always provide fresh water and make sure the cat’s stool looks brown and solid. They actually provide a Guide to the Rainbow of Poop, but that’s another story. A kitten found in a box or otherwise abandoned will need to be bottle-fed feline replacement formula, bought from a pet store, or fed a special goat’s milk formula that pet owners can make at home. Note that cow’s milk will make kittens sick and won’t provide the nutrients they need. Introducing a new kitten to existing household cats and dogs must be done with care. It’s recommended to quarantine a new kitten for seven days— essentially keeping them in their own room, away from other household pets, particularly if the kitten is from the pound or has been rescued from the roadside. Such kittens may carry diseases or parasites that can spread among family pets. The quarantine period also lets cats sniff each other under the door and become accustomed without a hissing match. After the quarantine, Wisconsin Veterinarian Katharine Hillestad recommends letting the new kitten explore her new home on her own, keeping other pets out of the way. In the case of a household dog—keep the dog on a leash and let the kitten come up and sniff and explore them, as long as neither animal becomes aggressive or lashes out.

Planning for a New Puppy Puppies are much higher maintenance than kittens and need constant supervision. Not only will family members need to monitor whether pups need to relieve themselves (telltale signs include circling and sniffing the ground), but new homes should be “puppy-proofed” before their arrival by removing anything at puppy-level that is precious and/or chewable (that goes double for footwear). Fortunately, puppies have the advantage of being highly trainable—even in

their first few months. “You should start training a puppy as soon as possible. The more you work with a puppy and the more consistently, the faster it will learn,” says Mychelle Blake, with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers ( Typically, puppies are ready for a puppy socialization class after they’ve received their first or second round of vaccinations—check with a holistic veterinarian for the best approach. Blake adds: “You can also start your puppy right away with training in the home if they are not quite ready for a class.” Socialization is a big part of puppy rearing. Young pups need to get used to other people, to other dogs and to new places in a safe, controlled environment. That will keep them from being afraid—and also from acting inappropriately, whether jumping on people, nipping, barking or biting. While it’s possible to teach puppy parents basic dog training techniques from a book or online literature, Blake says a trainer really helps to train owners in the proper techniques. “A professional trainer can help to coach you in training competence, which involves mechanical skills and timing, and it’s difficult to get these things right when you don’t have another trained person watching you,” she explains. Finally, don’t be fooled by the adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” As it turns out, if we don’t get our puppy satisfactorily trained—we can continue the training by taking our older pup to a more mature doggy obedience class, and without all the crazy puppy energy, he may even be easier to train. Brita Belli is a Connecticut-based journalist, editor and author.

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Eco-Fashionista Summer Rayne Oakes Models the Future by Kristin J. Bender

has created a growing platform for taking eco-fashion mainstream. She’s seen firsthand how a more sustainable lifestyle can start with something as simple as choosing certified organic lip balm or a pair of shoes made from organic cotton and recycled rubber.


ecause of her close ties to environmental causes, Oakes is known as “The eco-model.” The title seems to fit her well: She has put her name behind many cause-related programs, including a skincare company that uses active natural ingredients and a maker of recycled eyewear that plants a tree for every pair of frames sold. She didn’t set out to be the eco-fashionista. Oakes, whose first name derived from being born, she states, on a “rainy summer day,” was raised amid Pennsylvania farmlands north of Scranton and developed a love of nature from an early age. By 13, she was the youngest member of her hometown’s environmental advisory council and after high school, went off to Cornell University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and entomology.


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While researching toxins in sewage sludge and identifying aquatic insects, the 5-foot, 10-inch, willowy brunette also began modeling while at college, and conceived the idea that the fashion industry might be the right forum for her to take a leading role in expanding environmental awareness. Her first venture, Organic Portraits, an avant-garde photography project, brought to life sustainable design and conservation in one package.

Runaway Success Armed with brains, beauty and an affinity with the natural world, Oakes signed with her first modeling agency after graduating. Today, at 27, she has built her own brand as a business consultant and spokeswoman, author and entrepreneur in the multibillion-dollar industry of environmentally friendly apparel and home products. Oakes says that being in nature is what makes her come to life. “I carry that with me through all of my work in the fashion industry. It keeps me incredibly grounded and gives me an opportunity to work with companies and organizations that mirror my values or operate in the spirit of becoming better stewards,” she says.

Photo: Jonathan Dennis

Fashion model Summer Rayne Oakes

Oakes is as appealing as the products she represents. In addition to her creative input, she has put her stamp of approval on both Portico Home + Spa linens and bath products and Payless ShoeSource’s zoe&zac line of shoes and handbags. Oakes also is working with Modo on a collection of recycled eyewear under its Eco brand, which she notes will be tied in with some of her personal reforestation and sustainable design projects worldwide. Her work with Aveeno on its Be An Active Natural Campaign supports the message that small changes can add up to a big difference. She sometimes blogs about her experiences at; a recent post explained how she chooses which Earth-friendly companies she’ll support. “An engaging partnership is a critical component for me to [be] a spokesperson,” she writes. “On countless occasions, I have had to turn down offers if the partnership didn’t seem suitable. But how exciting it is to find brands that are ready to step up to the challenge and have the spirit, resources and energy to make meaningful change happen from the inside out.”

Eco-Fashion Trends Oakes’ timing in applying her passions and skills to the green and clean marketplace is apt. Global retail sales of organic cotton apparel and home textile products reached an estimated $4.3 billion in 2009, up 35 percent over the year before, according to the latest research from Organic Exchange’s Organic Cotton Market Report, and the market is expected to continue to grow. Organic Exchange projected a 20 to 40 percent jump in both 2010 and 2011, which could result in a $6 billion market this year. Oakes supports the industry via, a forum she recently co-founded to connect designers with sustainable material suppliers from around the world. A finalist for the prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, it already has been frequented by the likes of fashion designer Christian Siriano. Oakes is not alone—other celebrities and designers like Bono, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood have added their voices in raising awareness of the importance of socially and environmentally conscious fashion. Oakes has modeled for such industry giants as Levi Strauss, Payless, Replay Jeans and others, but her activism and modeling have also allowed her to branch out into other industries. She says that her bestselling book, Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty, is aimed at, “... women that love style, but may not have ‘environment’ in their lexicon,” and serves as, “an irreverent, witty guide for green virgins.” “Sustainable design will continue to evolve,” she says. “Ten years ago, there were only a handful of designers operating in the industry. Now, most companies are asking how it can be authentically built into the core of their business.” How will that happen? “First, they have to believe and embody it.” Kristin J. Bender is a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay area. natural awakenings

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nnovation is shaping every facet of the eco-fashion industry—from organic crop standards, energy-efficient production, local sourcing, community reinvesting and fair trade, to the recycling of excess fabric and other materials and repurposing used garments. Yet, half of all textile fibers still come from conventional cotton, which soaks up a quarter of all agrochemicals and insecticides sprayed on the planet, reports Paul Hawken in Natural Capitalism – Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Cotton also requires 2,600 gallons of water for every pound grown. Other natural fabric plant fibers are much less resource-intensive. Here are some clues about what to look for. BAMBOO: This versatile and selfreplenishing grass yields a luxuriously soft fabric. Bamboo is an alternative to petroleum-based nylons and polyesters; it can be produced mechanically to yield a linen-like material or produced as rayon. HEMP: A somewhat coarser plant, hemp is best when blended with other fibers, like cotton and silk. JUSI and PIÑA: Jusi comes from banana silk. Piña is made from pineapple leaves. Both textiles originated in the Philippines.

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Eco-friendly animal fibers include alpaca, angora (cut from longhaired rabbits), cashmere (verify goat farm policies), chitin (from crustacean shells), felt, i-Merino (i indicates the sustainable version of sheep’s wool), milk blends, mohair (Angora goat) and o-wool (organic fibers from various fourlegged animals). KENAF: From hibiscus grown in Asia and Africa, kenaf blends well with other fibers. It feels similar to hemp or jute. LINEN: A classic material derived from the flax plant, linen won’t stick to skin and dries quickly. LYOCELL: Includes a range of soft fabrics comprised of cellulose fibers, but is still subjected to chemical processing such as bleaching. It has cotton-like characteristics. Also known as Tencel, seacell (using seaweed) or modal (from beechwood pulp). ORGANIC COTTON: U.S. organic cotton planting was up 12 percent in 2010 over 2009, from 10,521 to

For every ton of conventional cloth produced, 200 tons of water is polluted with chemicals and heavy metals. An estimated 1 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity powers the factories that card and comb, spin and weave, and cut and stitch materials into everything from T-shirts to towels, leaving behind mountains of solid waste and a massive carbon footprint. ~ The Christian Science Monitor

11,827 acres, according to the Organic Trade Association. Farmers project an increase of 1,513 acres over the next five years, depending on demand. RAMIE: Made from a flowering, woody plant in the nettle family, the fibrous texture feels softest when blended with organic cotton or wool. It has linen-like characteristics, such as durability. RECYCLED POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET): Gives new purpose to used plastic bottles or old polyester clothing. Appears in fleecelike fabrics and is also reincarnated in the soles of shoes. SILK: Silk delivers elegant effects when used alone or combined with other fibers. This durable protein fiber is obtained from the cocoons of silkworms, harvested before the caterpillar metamorphoses into a moth. Wild silk, also known as peace silk, waits for the silkworm to emerge alive. Note: Not all silk organza is silk; some is made from synthetics. Logos to look for include Biological Agriculture Systems in Cotton’s (BASIC) Cleaner Cotton, Carbon Neutral Clothing (CNC) and Agriculture Biologique (AB), as well as Loop brand textiles. A 1% for the Planet certification denotes a company that gives a percent of their sales to environmental causes. Primary source: Style, Naturally, by Summer Rayne Oakes natural awakenings

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HANDMADE HAPPINESS A Hands-On Approach to Authentic Living by Judith Fertig

Making something by hand—and getting good at it—can add a welcome dimension to our lives. The art of participating in craftwork gives us a sense of competence and completion that may be difficult to find in our digital, ephemeral world.


merica’s resurging interest in arts and crafts today comes at a time when making things by hand seems an endangered activity. Why? In The Craftsman, sociologist and author Richard Sennett maintains that making things by hand is an, “enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake.” He observes that craft and craftsmanship can enrich modern life in ways that might surprise us. The Arts and Crafts movement, which reigned from the mid-1800s through the early 20th century, was a major response to a commercial trend that steered society away from handmade toward machinemade products in Europe and North America. The movement encouraged amateur, student and professional involvement in the making of furniture, decorative glass, textiles, pottery and other forms that are beautiful, as well as functional. Yet today, we face a new barrier to creating more by hand, observes Monica Moses, editor-inchief of American Craft magazine (American, published by the nonprofit American Craft Council. “Modern life offers a million


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distractions, a million ways to kill time, or at least stand by idly while it expires,” she says. Mindless television watching, puttering around on Facebook or playing computer solitaire add up. “Such semiconscious downtime can become a weekend, a habit, a lost opportunity.” Although many people return to an early love of arts and crafts during their retirement years, the good news is that such creative pursuits are also being taken up by young makers, according to Moses. “The marvel of it is that young people in the digital age are embracing craft so enthusiastically, not just their iPods and phone apps. We’re lucky to live in a time when engagement with the practice of craft is expanding.” She cites the popularity of buy-andsell craft websites such as Etsy. com, which reported 2010 sales of more than $400 million. Moses, who makes jewelry in her free time, values handcrafting for a simple reason: “It feeds my soul,” she says. “Other parts of my life focus on the end result. When I’m

making a piece, I’m focused on the process and I’m thinking, ‘This feels right.’” Whether we wake to this artful phenomenon in childhood or later in life, it’s never too late to reap the benefits. According to crafters from various walks of life, such hands-on experiences help us to enhance our well-being, ground our everyday lives, and give renewed purpose.

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Lenore Moritz, founder and curator of and blogger at, took her first jewelry making class when she was single and living in New York City. “I needed something to tether me,” she writes, “and I knew it would get me out of the office at a decent hour at least once a week.” She says that what started out as a whim turned into catharsis. “I loved toting my tackle box of crafting supplies and the act of using my hands to transform a silver sheet into wearable art felt empowering. I became an accidental craftsperson.” She found her best reward in finishing a piece, which she characterizes as, “... a crescendo I never knew in my day-to-day professional life.” She explains, “At the office, my world was nothing but to-do lists and complicated, open-ended projects; a sense of completion was rare. But in craft class, it was crystal clear when I had finished a project, and I reveled in that closure.” Jenny Barnett Rohrs spent 15 years as a music therapist in Lakewood, Ohio, helping people cope with life’s problems. Meanwhile, she loved decompressing at the end of the day by working with polymer clay to make beautiful beads, doll pins, nametags and other decorative items. “I was always a crafty, creative kid, learning to embroider from one grandmother

and how to make seed flowers from the other,” she recalls. “Since both sets of grandparents lived through the Depression, they were always repurposing things, recycling before it was cool.” As she continued to expand her range of crafting skills and interests as an adult, she also started blogging about it at “I am a self-taught crafter and never met a craft I didn’t like,” admits Rohrs. “I believe that crafting is an extension of yourself and how you view your world. It’s a way of expressing yourself, coping with life and gaining insight.” As Rohrs continued to try out new crafts, materials, products and techniques, entries on her craft blog grew to the point that she launched a second one at, where she shares her evaluations. Earlier this year, she appeared on The Martha Stewart Show. Regular posts track her adventures with various media, including her recent experiences with water-soluble ink blocks for drawing and painting, and making a booklet from envelopes. Other popular pastimes range from scrapbooking and making home accessories using beachcomber finds to gifting baby garments personalized with fabric paint decoration. “I believe that creativity is innate,” comments Rohrs. “When you tell your inner critic to shut up, you can have a lot of fun and learn something about yourself. I especially love to encour-

age folks to try new things and new techniques, and to push their own boundaries.”

It’s Never Too Late

Sandra Palmer Ciolino learned to sew as a child, but didn’t maximize the creativity of her craft until her children were grown, when she was in her 40s. For Ciolino, of Cincinnati, Ohio, “Making contemporary quilts satisfies my desire to work in solitude and fulfills my longing to create lasting and beautiful art. Creating quilts for the wall marries many things I love—fabric, color, composition, piecing and machine quilting.” Ciolino fondly remembers her mother’s handiwork. “I have a vivid memory of her taking a navy blue overcoat of my father’s and using it to sew me a winter coat with cranberry piping; I was so proud of that coat.” She began by making doll clothes, and then started sewing clothing for herself in junior high school, doing her own garment construction. “The technical stuff came early,” she says. Later on, busy with family duties and teaching elementary school physical education classes, she didn’t take time to turn to quilting until the mid-1990s. At first, Ciolino made her quilts in traditional pieced patterns to hang in her house or share as gifts; but then, something changed. “I began to notice in my photography that I was most interested in close-ups of tree bark, ripples in water bodies and cracks in the rocks. My

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quilts then began to take on a more abstract quality,” she says. So Ciolino took a class in Columbus, Ohio, with Nancy Crow, recognized by many as “the mother of contemporary quilts,” and never looked back. She still gives quilts as gifts, but her work is now also exhibited at museums and quilt shows (SandraPalmer; Like many craftspeople, Ciolino’s process in creating art is part technical

skill and part intuitive imagining. When she starts a new quilt, she pulls fabrics from her workroom into groupings that appeal to her. She then takes a blackand-white photo to make sure the values of light and dark in the fabrics create an interesting pattern. Next, she uses a rotary cutter to cut the fabric by hand—like drawing a line with a pencil—into shapes freehand, without referring to any pattern. Finally, she sews the pieces together in a composition and uses machine quilting

to add another layer of textural interest, finishing each creation by hand. “The craft is when I make something as meticulous and impeccable as I can,” Ciolino concludes. “The art is when I bring an authentic version of myself—my voice and spirit—to the work.”


in his book, The Craftsman, and teaches sociology at New York University and The London School of Economics and Political Science. He explains that making things by hand engages the brain in special ways. The furniture maker, the musician, the glassblower or any other person engaged mindfully in arts and crafts needs to first “localize,” or look at just what is there— a piece of wood, a musical instrument or melted glass. The second step is to question—“What can I do with this?” The third is to open up—figure out how to create something unique. “To deploy these capabilities, the brain needs to process visual, aural, tactile and language-symbol information simultaneously,” says Sennett. Working pleasurably with the hands also helps to enhance brain chemistry according to author Kelly Lambert, Ph.D., a psychology professor and lead researcher with the Lambert Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory at Randolph-Macon

College, in Ashland, Virginia. Lambert, author of Lifting Depression: A Neuroscientist’s Approach to Activating Your Brain’s Healing Power, makes the case for hands-on crafts like gardening, cooking and knitting as antidotes to depression. In a “Reconsidering Crafts” segment on Wisconsin Public Radio, she remarked: “We’re still carrying around a brain that appreciates working in the dirt and planting and hunting and preparing food.” Using both hands to do something enjoyable, like knitting a scarf, entails engaging in a repetitive motion that produces calming serotonin. Lambert adds that counting stitches distracts us from other worries or concerns, and knitting something that we find pleasing and seeing the process through to completion activates what she refers to as the effort-driven reward circuit in the brain. This further prompts the release of the feel-good brain chemicals dopamine, serotonin and endorphins, she adds.

“The hand is the window on to the mind.” ~ Immanuel Kant by Judith Fertig


f all our limbs,” explains Professor Richard Sennett, “the hands make the most varied movements, movements that can be controlled at will. Science has sought to show how these motions, plus the hand’s different ways of gripping and the sense of touch, affect the ways we think.” Sennett expounds at length on this topic


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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Skills Satisfy Body and Soul


by Judith Fertig

he difference between a crafter wielding a glue gun obtained from a hobby store and a craftsperson hand-planing a piece of cherry wood to make fine furniture might seem wide, but “It is one of degree, not kind,” advises Monica Moses, editorin-chief of American Craft magazine. Some people get schooling in their craft, while others are self-taught, with or without a mentor. Sociologist Richard Sennett estimates that about 10,000 hours of experience are required to produce a master carpenter or musician. He observes in his book, The Craftsman, “As skill progresses, it becomes more problemattuned, such as the lab technician worrying about procedure, whereas people with primitive levels of skill struggle just to get things to work. At its higher reaches, technique is no longer

a mechanical activity; people can feel fully and think deeply about what they are doing, once they do it well.” Sam Chung, assistant professor of ceramics at Arizona State University, in Tempe, says that he has put in approximately that length of time in working with clay. Today, he exhibits distinctive contemporary forms of pottery nationally ( While not everyone can become a master craftsperson, Sennett attests that any skill can be improved upon. He maintains that, “There is no fixed line between the gifted few and the incompetent masses. This is because skill is a capacity that we develop, and all of us can draw on basic human talents to do so.” He further observes that competence and engagement—the craftsman’s ethos—appear to be the most solid sources of adult self-respect.

Grounded, productive, happy individuals can’t help but contribute to a better society. Sennett points out that making time for making things continues to pay big benefits in today’s world, as individuals realize the satisfaction of self-expression, the self-respect that comes with mastery, and a sense of tangible connection to their lives.

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Gluten: Trust Your Gut Scientists Confirm Widespread Sensitivity by Claire O’Neil


alk through the gluten-free product aisles at the grocery or health food store and many people might wonder: “Is this a food fad? Who has a problem with gluten?” As it turns out, more people have gluten sensitivity than scientists, physicians and researchers previously thought. A study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Celiac Research estimates that 6 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 18 million individuals, have some sensitivity to gluten, a protein found

in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. Research published online by BMC Medicine and this year provides the first scientific evidence of what many people allergic to gluten already know: While gluten sensitivity presents less serious negative health effects than celiac disease, its host of symptoms can become problematic. An earlier study in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics concluded that for dealing with both wheat allergies and celiac disease, the dietary avoidance of gluten-containing grains is the only effective treatment.

Case in Point Carol Mahaffey, a tax attorney in Columbus, Ohio, was experiencing intermittent joint pain and what she calls “living in a fog,” in the summer of 2009. Because she had read that joint pain can sometimes be caused by gluten sensitivity, she decided to eliminate gluten from her diet. Although her new regimen didn’t relieve the joint pain—she was later professionally diagnosed with rheuma38

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toid arthritis—she found that after four to five weeks, she looked and felt better overall. “I was losing weight, my digestive system was better and I found it easier to mentally focus. Somebody at work also happened to mention that I didn’t sniffle anymore,” she relates. Although Mahaffey’s blood tests were negative for celiac disease, she had all the signs that she is gluten-sensitive. “Imagine degrees of gluten ingestion along a spectrum,” says Dr. Alessio Fasano, a professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology and director of the Center for Celiac Research. “At one end, you have people with celiac disease, who cannot tolerate one crumb of gluten in their diet. At the other, you have the lucky people who can eat pizza, beer, pasta and cookies—with no ill effects whatsoever. In the middle, there is this murky area of those with gluten reactions, including gluten sensitivity,” says Fasano, who led the new study. “This is where we are looking for answers on how to best diagnose and treat this recently identified group of gluten-sensitive individuals.” Until more definitive answers come to light, those who suspect they might have an issue with gluten can try going gluten-free for a period of time, like Mahaffey. “I had to become a label reader,” she advises, “because even things like bottled soy sauce can contain gluten.” She buys baked goods at a local gluten-free bakery, still enjoys wine with gluten-free snacks, uses gluten-free dough to make her own pizza at home, and has become a fan of risotto. For people that travel on a similar path, the feel-good benefits of a gluten-free diet can more than make up for some of the inconveniences. “You just make it work,” says Mahaffey. On a recent get-together with longtime college friends at a chalet in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Mahaffey brought her own snacks and breakfast foods, asked questions about the menu when they went out to dinner, and ended up having a great, glutenfree time. Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.

How to Shop for Gluten-Free Foods


long with choosing products that are gluten-free, it’s also a good idea to look for organic and minimally processed natural foods— sorghum syrup, for example, makes a good sweetener—whenever possible.

jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup, relish, pickles and olives.

Baking supplies. Natural sweeteners such as locally produced honey, salt and pepper, herbs and spices, tapioca, baking soda, baking powder, cornmeal, gluten-free flours, baking chocolate and dried cocoa powder.

Foods in packages, cans and jars. Plain, canned fruits and vegetables, applesauce, cranberry sauce, canned beans and lentils, canned fish (e.g., tuna, salmon and sardines), organic packaged soups, corn tortillas and gluten-free pastas and spaghetti sauces.

Beverages. Coffee and tea (always check the gluten-free status of flavored types), soft drinks and fruit juice. Breakfast foods. Rice and corn cereals meant to be cooked or eaten from the box, gluten-free cereals and gluten-free frozen waffles. Condiments. Vinegars (except malt vinegar), mustard, ketchup, horseradish,

Fats and oils. Vegetable, canola and olive oils, mayonnaise and salad dressings (check labels).

Frozen foods. Plain, frozen fruits and vegetables, gluten-free frozen waffles, and ice cream, sherbet and ices (check labels for added ingredients). Grains, seeds and starches. Quinoa, rice, buckwheat, chickpeas, flax, sunflower seeds and potato starch. (See Gluten-Free Baking article for a full list of gluten-free flours.)

Meat and fish. All fresh beef and poultry, fish and shellfish; for any prepackaged or pre-wrapped item, check the label for additives. Nuts and beans. Dried beans and peas, plain nuts; nut butters such as peanut, almond and cashew. Produce. All fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. Refrigerated foods. Yogurts, milk, halfand-half, cream, whipping cream, sour cream, butter, vegan margarine, cottage cheese, cream cheese, aged cheeses, eggs, tofu, rice pudding, tapioca pudding and 100 percent fruit juices. Snacks. Rice cakes, rice crackers, soy crisps, popcorn, cheese puffs, potato and corn chips, chocolates and dried fruits. Source: Adapted from list by Jane Anderson, a medical writer specializing in gluten-intolerance issues.

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BAKING The Scoop on Safe-to-Eat Flours by Claire O’Neil


“Everyone should have food delicious enough to celebrate.”

challenge is trying luten, the proto make pancakes or tein in wheat pizza, or other recipes and other that normally call for cereal grains such as wheat flour. barley and rye, can be With an a problem for those with celiac disease estimated 18 million ~ Pamela Giusto-Sorrells, or some sensitivity Americans sensifounder, Pamela’s Products tive to gluten in their to gluten. Preparing ( diet and 3 million food for a gluten-free more diagnosed with celiac disease, diet requires experimenting with new according to the University of Maryingredients, like alternative flours, and land Center for Celiac Research, food becoming a label reader, says Tina producers have finally begun to adTurbin, an advocate for gluten-free livdress the need. Gluten-free cereals and ing at pastas, breads, flours and baking mixes, Fresh fruits, most dairy products, cakes and cookies, snacks and frozen eggs, fresh vegetables, meats, fish and confections are now available in greater poultry are already gluten-free. The


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quantities—and in much better tasting versions—than just a few years ago. New gluten-free products, such as sorghum flour and specially formulated baking mixes, can also help home cooks revamp recipes for family favorites. However, trying to approximate the crust, crumbliness and interior structure of baked goods typically made with wheat flour takes a bit of experimentation when using gluten-free ingredients. Sometimes just one type of flour will work, such as almond flour for waffles, rice flour for cake batter or buckwheat flour for pancakes. Other baking recipes require an assortment of gluten-free flours. Different types can combine to resemble the taste, color and texture of wheat flour, for example. Most gluten-free flour blends use rice flour as a base, with potato starch, tapioca flour, corn flour and/or cornstarch added for softness. Other flours, such as buckwheat, chickpea (garbanzo bean), millet and sorghum, can improve flavor, color and texture. Xanthan gum, an additive made from corn, typically provides structure for yeast dough made with gluten-free flour. Eggs, vinegar, sweeteners and applesauce or pumpkin purée soften and round out the flavor of the dough. Gluten-free flours, flour blends, and xanthan gum most often appear in the specialty baking section of a grocery or health food store; helpful brands include Bob’s Red Mill and King Arthur Flour. Using alternative flours, homemade treats can remain a delicious part of gluten-free living.

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Yummy Gluten-Free Recipes

Gluten-Free German Apple Pancakes “These delicious gluten-free yummies should be served as soon as they’re pulled from the oven, as they will deflate soon enough,” says gluten-free health advocate Tina Turbin. “They’re perfect for an easy, laid back brunch.” On her website,, Turbin offers recipes for two homemade, gluten-free flour blends. Makes 2 large pancakes, or 4 servings

4 large eggs ¾ cup gluten-free flour blend ¾ cup soy, rice or almond milk ½ tsp salt 1 /3 cup coconut oil 2 medium apples, thinly sliced ¼ cup natural granulated or raw sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Place 2 round, 9-inch cake pans in the oven. 3. Beat the eggs, flour, milk and salt in a small mixer bowl on medium speed for 1 minute. 4. Remove the pans from the oven. Place 2 Tbsp margarine in each pan. Rotate pans until margarine is melted and coats sides of pans. 5. Arrange half the apple slices in each pan. Divide batter evenly between pans. Mix sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp sugar mixture over

Gluten-Free Flours Flour





Sweet and mild


Pale yellow



Medium brown



Pale brown






Very mild

Very pale green


Pale yellow





Rice flour (white or brown)



Sorghum (milo)



Pale yellow

Like bean sprouts


Very mild

Medium brown


Corn Fava bean Millet

Soy Tapioca Teff

Source: Adapted from The Artisan Bread Machine, by Judith Fertig (Robert Rose).

batter in each pan. 6. Bake uncovered until puffed and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Source: Recipe at

No-Knead, Gluten-Free Pizza Dough In this recipe, the ingredients just mix together in a bowl—no kneading is necessary. The raw dough doesn’t taste like yeast dough; but magically, during baking it becomes a gluten-free pizza crust, with a browned crust and mellow, yeasty flavor. Makes dough for 1 pizza to serve 8 to 12 1 cup stoneground brown rice flour 1 cup tapioca flour or potato starch 1 cup garbanzo bean or chickpea flour ½ cup cornstarch or corn flour 1 Tbsp xanthan gum 1 Tbsp instant or bread machine yeast 1½ tsp fine kosher or sea salt 3 large eggs or equivalent substitute 1 tsp cider vinegar 2 Tbsp agave nectar or honey 3 Tbsp vegetable oil, such as canola, corn, or light olive oil ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup lukewarm water, about 100 degrees 1. Spoon the flours and xanthan gum into a measuring cup, level with a knife or finger, then dump into a large mixing bowl. 2. Add the yeast and salt to the flour. Stir together with a wooden spoon. Lightly beat the eggs in 4-cup measuring glassware. Add the brown sugar, vegetable oil, applesauce and water and whisk until thoroughly mixed. Pour the liquid into the flour mixture and whisk until arriving at a smooth, very loose, batter-like dough. 3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature, about 72 degrees, for 2 hours or until the dough has risen to nearly the top of the bowl and has a thick, golden, mashed potato-like appearance. Source: Adapted from 200 Fast & Easy Artisan Breads, by Judith Fertig.

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Gluten-Free Pizza “People that are allergic to the gluten in wheat still want to eat what everybody else does. And who can blame them?” queries Judith Fertig, author of 200 Fast & Easy Artisan Breads. “As long as the pizza toppings are also gluten-free (check the labels), there’s no reason why those that are gluten-sensitive can’t enjoy pizza, too. If dairy or meat are concerns, use soy equivalents,” she advises. This recipe makes a rectangular pizza, because it’s easier to spread the batter-like dough into this shape.

1 cup gluten-free pizza sauce 2 cups thinly sliced fresh button or Portabella mushrooms 2 cups shredded mozzarella, provolone or dairy-free cheese Olive oil for drizzling 2 cups sliced gluten-free pepperoni or soy-based pepperoni OR 1 cup gluten-free sliced Kalamata olives ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil 1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. To form the pizza, transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. Using a water-moistened spatula or just hands, spread the dough into a 14-by10-inch rectangular shape. 2. Cover with a tea towel and let rest at room temperature for 40 minutes. 3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 4. Spread the pizza sauce over the dough. Arrange the mushrooms and pepperoni over the surface, and then sprinkle with cheese. Drizzle with olive oil.

Makes 1 pizza to serve 8 to 12

5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the pizza is bubbling. Transfer to a rack to cool. Slice and serve.

1 recipe of prepared No-Knead, Gluten-Free Dough

Source: Adapted from 200 Fast & Easy Artisan Breads, by Judith Fertig.


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Gluten-Free Blackberry Vanilla Almond Muffins Revel in this antioxidant-rich recipe, replete with blackberries and almonds. Makes 1 dozen 1½ cups Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix ½ cup blanched slivered almonds 2 eggs Photo by Pamela’s Products 1 /3 cup applesauce 1 tsp vanilla 1 /3 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk ¾ cup melted butter 4 oz blackberries (save some for the tops) 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin baking tin with oven-proof paper liners. 2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix the liquid ingredients together, and then stir into the dry ingredients. Carefully fold in ¾ of the berries, taking care not to squish them too much; reserve the remaining berries. Scoop approximately ¼ cup into muffin tins and top each with some of the reserved berries. 3. Bake for about 25 minutes. Source:

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Zen Garden Yoga - Spartanburg

Zen Garden Yoga is an eco-friendly studio and EcoChic boutique where clients come to have a profound health and wellness experience with their bodies. Our clients feel confident knowing all of our teachers are at least RYT-200 or higher. With 25+ classes per week, ranging from prenatal to power to YogaWall, (the only Great Yoga Wall in the Upstate!) you are sure to find what you are looking for regardless of your yoga background.  In addition to yoga, Zen Garden offers therapeutic massage, acupuncture, Reiki, facials, and waxing services to enhance your experience. Zen Garden Yoga is a community that truly fosters and supports the overall mind-body connection.  Zen Garden Yoga. 864-583-3335. See ad, page 49.

IT’S YOGA! STUDIO™ INC. – Greenville

Take part in an inspiring and integrated curriculum designed to make yoga an exciting exploration. The results you feel are a well-developed connection to your inner wisdom while gaining confidence to bring this ancient technology to clients, friends, and family. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc. Teacher Training Institute Program is a registered Yoga Alliance school and offers a comprehensive and inspiring yoga curriculum. You will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to expand your personal practice and to become an exceptional and successful yoga teacher. Taught by expert teachers with decades of experience, they embody what they teach. Students report that the instructors deeply impact their development off the mat and into life experiences, creating a life in balance and optimal wholeness. Scholarships are available. IT’S YOGA! STUDIO™ INC., 864-354-2882. See ad, page 46. 44

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Yoganize® - Greer

Yoganize is a unique combination of various styles of yoga, Pilates and prescriptive movement to invigorate and connect the mind, body and spirit. Yoganize incorporates meditation, mindfulness, breath-work, system balancing, Qigong and energy work. Qualified,(RYT 200) gifted teachers offer a variety of styles of yoga. Athena Seay, Michele O’Neil, Brenda Drake, Lynn Harmon, Cassie Amstuz and Craig Metcalf are an integral part of the “family.” Relaxation and stress-release through massage will be offered September 2011. “We balance laughter and “play” while still taking our practice seriously”. Noonan believes that each of us is responsible for our own happiness. ‘”When we understand this, we are better able to share our love, light and joy with all.” Open yourself to greater love, joy and health at Yoganize. Yoganize® LLC, 864-325-6053. See ad, page 46.

Southern Om - Greenville

Partnering decades of experience in meditation and alternative health with an opportunity to honor his parents’ legacy, Greenville native Pace Beattie fulfilled his dream of opening a hot yoga studio in his hometown. Now celebrating its one year anniversary, Southern Om is a tranquil space open for our community to practice yoga and cultivate a peaceful mindset on and off the yoga mat. Amenities of the studio include a padded yoga room floor, soft chandelier lighting, fresh air ventilation, industrial humidifiers, locker rooms with showers, a clothing boutique, and a sitting area with a lending library of wellness-related books. A variety of class times are offered every day of the week from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Southern Om is located next to Whole Foods Market at 1140 Woodruff Road. Call 864-329-1114 for more information. To view the weekly schedule and sign up for classes, visit

Laura Caylor, CYT, RYT, Greenville Indoor Rowing, LLC, has a newly found sense of contentment offering “Row-ga!” classes at her studio. Rowing and yoga are complementary exercises. They offer a unique and balanced workout creating long-lean muscles, improved posture, circulation, flexibility, strength and power. Laura is passionate about yoga and knows that rowing is an ideal way to stay in shape. She also teaches at other studios and is available for personal yoga sessions. “Creating yoga awareness is the root intention of my instruction. I’ve had students in class ranging from 5 to 80, plus all levels of fitness - no one needs to feel afraid to try this. One student of mine tells everyone, ‘This is so DO-able!’ So come see what “Row-ga!” can DO for you.” exclaims Caylor. “Row-ga!” Greenville Indoor Rowing, 576-A Woodruff Rd. and Mall Connector in Greenville, 864-281-1505.

Fernview Center – Anderson

Relax, refresh, renew with stress management. Heather Kline Schaffer, M.Ed., LPC, Ph.D. candidate in Integrative Medical Therapies and Clinical Practice Partner at Fernview Center, says “The practice of yoga brings one to a natural integration of body, mind and spirit. I welcome you to join in the practice with me.” Heather supports individuals and groups in promoting health and developing optimal living skills using yoga, tai chi, Qi gong, neuromuscular integrative action and meditation blended with traditional psychotherapy. medical treatments, pharmacology, autogenic training, hypnosis and progressive relaxation are also used. She offers her clients a wealth of experience in treating basic life adjustments, anxiety, depression and crisis intervention. Attend a retreat at Fernview Center or schedule an individual assessment. All major insurances are accepted. Discover the benefits of balancing stress, developing enhanced coping skills and optimizing your living! Fernview Center, 1115 Dunlap Rd., Anderson. 864-225-0792.

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Bonnie Barrow - Clemson 107-1 Sloan Street 919-260-9246


576-A Woodruff Rd. - Greenville 864-281-1505 or 864-498-8608

IT’S YOGA STUDIO, INC. 1440 Pelham Rd. Ste. G 864-354-2882 – Greenville

SOUTHERN OM HOT YOGA 1140 Woodruff Rd. (next to Whole Foods Market) 864-329-1114 – Greenville


2105 Old, Spartanburg Rd. 864-325-6053 – Greer



2811 Reidville Rd., Ste. 12 864-609-7689 – Spartanburg


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Boost in Mood Yoga’s deep breathing, combined with the need for balance and concentration, works to reduce stress, anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure levels, according to research published by the Mayo Clinic. Yoga’s breathing techniques have reportedly reduced blood pressure more effectively than other soothing activities, such as listening to relaxing music.

YOGA FOR HEALTH by Meredith Montgomery


very September, National Yoga Month ( expands awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits. This 5,000-year-old practice that originated in the East and aims to unify body, mind and spirit, continues to gain popularity in the West as a valuable tool in preventive healthcare and a complement to traditional medicine. These are just some examples of the multiple health benefits a regular yoga practice can provide.

recruited 34 healthy women to practice yoga three times a week, they could do an average of six more push-ups and 14 more curl-ups after eight weeks than they could before.

Relief from Chronic Pain

Research from institutions such as the Mayo Clinic has shown that practicing yoga postures can reduce pain associated with cancer, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune diseases and hypertension, as well as other chronic conditions, Improved Balance, Flexibil- including back and neck pain. A study ity and Range of Motion in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that subjects suffering Having the balance to stand on one foot and being flexible enough to touch from carpal tunnel syndrome improved your toes are often falsely perceived as their grip strength and reported less pain due to a yoga-based regimen. A nerve prerequisites for yoga class. In realtest also indicated improvement. ity, practicing yoga is a way to gain such abilities. The Mayo Clinic further notes that with the improved balance, Better Breathing flexibility and range of motion gained Yoga emphasizes slow and deep breaththrough yoga practice, injuries from ing. Information on Yoga Alliance’s other physical or day-to-day activities educational website (Yoga become less likely. indicates that these de-

Increased Strength Although weights are not used in yoga, muscle strength, bone strength and endurance are boosted via the discipline’s weight-bearing postures. When an American Council on Exercise study


ers, increased relaxation and a more positive outlook on life after participating in regular yoga sessions for four months.

Weight Loss Because yoga tends to raise awareness of the benefits of healthy living, it also is used to motivate overweight individuals to gain control of eating habits and support their efforts to lose weight. Many teachers offer yoga programs specifically designed for those wanting to shed pounds. A 10-year lifestyle study of 15,500 adults in their 50s, published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, found that regular yoga practice was associated with less age-related weight gain. Meredith Montgomery is a registered yoga teacher and has been practicing yoga for 12 years.

liberate actions are known to activate the body’s parasympathetic system, or relaxation response, while also improving lung function. According to the Northern Colorado Allergy & Asthma Clinic, individuals with asthma reported decreased frequency in the use of inhalnatural awakenings

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Photo courtesy of James Minchin



by Meredith Montgomery

As a long-distance runner, professional singer and songwriter and worldwide community and environmental activist, Michael Franti lives a life driven by yoga-inspired philosophies, both on and off the mat.


nown as one of the most consciously positive artists in music today, Michael Franti has been practicing yoga for 11 years. The discipline resonates with him as a solution to the physical and mental stress he encounters touring on the road, and he has practiced yoga daily ever since his first experience. “I still recall how stiff I was during my first class. I couldn’t touch my toes and I could barely sit with my legs crossed,” Franti reflects. Franti reports that he is in better physical shape today than he was 20 years ago. “The great thing about yoga


is that it’s not a competition,” says the 45-year-old, who grew up in a competitive household with four siblings before going on to play college basketball at the University of San Francisco. “In yoga, you’re not competing against anyone, which has been a valuable, if difficult lesson for me—to stop thinking, ‘I wish I could do a headstand as well as the person next to me,’ but to instead really embrace where I am at that moment.” After suffering from a series of physical hurdles, including joint problems, operations on his abdomen and a ruptured appendix, Franti continues

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to be grateful that yoga has prolonged his livelihood as an athlete. He recalls, “There was a time when my body felt like it was breaking down and I thought I was never going to be able to play catch with my son again. But through yoga, I’ve learned that it’s possible to heal my body.” He attributes his ability to play basketball and run long distances to the flexibility and strength derived from his yoga practice. Currently performing with guitar legend Carlos Santana on the Sound of Collective Consciousness tour, Franti weaves the yogic philosophy of ahimsa, or the sacredness of life and nonviolence in thought or action, into his music. He explains, “For songwriters, one of the most difficult things to do is to instill all of your ideas into just one phrase, word or melody. When I’m in a yoga class, ideas come because my mind is clear, or because I’ll hear my teacher say something that starts me thinking in a different way. Often, when I practice without any sound at all, I’ll hear melodies in my head that I’ll sing to myself as I’m practicing. All of these insights find their way into my songs. “I like to rock out!” notes Franti of his preference for nontraditional yoga music during his personal practice. “Sometimes I make playlists that are all loud dance music, or all reggae. I’ll do a whole class to The Beatles sometimes. Today, I listened to singersongwriter William Fitzsimmons.” A supporter of several charities and an environmental activist, Franti also values seva, a yogic philosophy that emphasizes selfless service. “As an individual in this world, I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back to our communities and to the planet,” he says. Ten years ago, he decided to go barefoot after playing music for children abroad that could not afford shoes. Since then, he’s remained barefoot, except in airplanes or restaurants. The artist also collects shoes for Soles4Souls (Soles4Souls. org) at all of his shows. As a touring musician, Franti


enjoys traveling to places such as Haiti, Israel, Palestine, Brazil and Indonesia so that he can share his music on the streets, but also so that he can experience unfamiliar settings. “I learn so much when I go outside of my comfort zone. Similarly, yoga forces us to step outside of our comfort zone and look at our self from a different perspective.” Although he enjoys practicing advanced arm balances and inversions, the final pose in every class, savasana, is Franti’s favorite. “It doesn’t matter if I’m at a workshop for three hours and we do 15 minutes of the relaxation pose, or if I just did one side of a sun salutation and I lay on my back for three minutes. Savasana always changes my whole outlook on life, on my day and the present moment. To lay quietly on my back on the floor, close my eyes, breathe deeply and let everything go for a few minutes enables me to then move forward into whatever comes next in my day.” Meredith Montgomery publishes the Mobile/Baldwin, AL, edition of Natural Awakenings (HealthyLivingHealthy She also serves as director of donor relations for National Yoga Month (

National Yoga Month

Free Yoga Classes Inspiring Healthy Living Through Yoga

National Yoga Month, an annual observance every September, provides experiential opportunities for everyone from seasoned yogis to those interested in trying yoga for the first time. operates a national online studio finder by which teachers can post their free classes and students can contact local resources to register. For individuals brand-new to the practice, organizers also offer a One Week Free Yoga Card that grants access to seven days of complimentary yoga classes at participating studios around the country.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. ~John Lennon

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Heartsaver® CPR (Adult, infant and child) ─ 6-9pm. American Heart Association class covers understanding and recognizing symptoms of and emergency resuscitation for adult heart attack, stroke and choking. $40/person. St. Francis eastside, Classroom 301, Greenville. Register online:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Labor Day Party ─ 3-6pm. Last bash of the summer. Many recipes and food items to try. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 A Moment to Relax ─ 2-5pm. Free mini-Reiki and reflexology session with aromatherapy. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Partner Yoga ─ 7pm. Bring a friend, spouse, parent or child. Enjoy the yoga, stay for food and libations. RSVP. Soul Flow Yoga, 2811 Reidville Rd, Ste 12, Spartanburg. 609-7689.


savethedate The 7th Annual Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference ─ October 14-16, 2011 at beautiful Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC with special guest and author Brooke Medicine Eagle. A weekend for women to learn, connect, and deepen into the Wise Woman Tradition, earth-based healing, local wisdom, and deep nourishment. More than 35 teachers and 70 classes. 877-SEWOMEN.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Intro to Positive Discipline Parenting ─ 9:3011am. Fundraising workshop introducing positive discipline tools. $10 donation per person. Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E Butler Rd, Mauldin. Register at:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Greenville International Alliance for Professional Women (GIAFPW) ─ 11:45am-1pm. An organization of professional women committed to furthering their professional and personal growth. RSVP required 48 hours before. $18 for guests/$13 for members. The Commerce Club, 55 Beattie Pl, Greenville. 244-0944. Breastfeeding Class ─ 6pm. Breastfeeding basics, benefits, how to overcome occasional obstacles, partners’ role and how a breastfed baby grows. Babies and young children welcome. Free. Natural Baby, 11 College St, Greenville. 631-1500.

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Natural Cancer Answers Class ─ 6:30-7:30pm. Discussion on the eight primary causes of cancer and the holistic methods to support the body’s ability to heal itself. Oakleaf Village, 1560 Thornblade Blvd, Greer. Reserve your seat, 895-6250. Tantrums 911: Tools to Prevent, Manage and Help Children Recover from Emotional Overloads ─ 6:45- 8:45pm. Peaceful parenting tools that teach self-discipline and social-emotional skills. Workshop meets for four consecutive Thursday evenings. $75. Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E Butler Rd, Mauldin. Reg: ­

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Positive Discipline Tool Cards Workshop A: Actions Trump Words ─ 9am-12:30pm. Parent without lectures or nagging; use action tools that are kind but firm. $75 includes snacks and take-home tools. Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E Butler Rd, Mauldin. Register at: Cloth Diaper 101 Class ─ 1-2pm. Find the right type of diapers for your family and laundry do’s and don’ts in this informative session. All are welcome. Free. Natural Baby, 11 College St, Greenville. 631-1500. Upstate Goes Ha-ha! (LAUGH!) Club ─ 4:00pm. Laugh, be silly, and meet others who want to laugh. Free. Greer Library, 505 Pennsylvania Ave. Greer. Limited space, RSVP: 907-3011. Dances of Universal Peace and Pot Luck Dinner ─ 5-6:30pm. No dance experience necessary and participants are asked to bring a dish to share. Suggested love offering $5. Unity Church of Greenville, 207 E Belvue Rd, Taylors. 201-5725.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Community HU Sing ─ 11am. Experience peace and calm. Free. American Red Cross, 950 Grove Rd, Greenville. 627-0470.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Native Plant Society Meeting ─ 7pm. Presentation on why a thriving native plant population is vital for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Free. Founders Hall in Dining Commons, Southern Wesleyan University, Central. 972-0274. Stress and Your Thyroid ─ 7-8pm. Monthly Meetup for the Greenville Thyroid Support Group, Greenville’s only group providing support, education, and options for anyone suffering from health issues. Free. Location TBD. 416-1136 to reserve space. Seating is limited. Why People Don’t Heal & How They Can ─ 7-8:30pm. Discussion on wellness to promote a healthy body. Free. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Annual Hatcher Garden Fundraiser ─ 5:307:30pm. A gourmet walk through the garden with appetizers and drinks. $35 per ticket. Hatcher Garden, 820 John B. White Blvd, Spartanburg. 574-7724. Healthy Eating on a Budget Tour ─ 6-7pm. Eat healthy and save money. Sign up for this fun evening tour to learn about the Health Starts Here program and ways to shop nutritiously without emptying your wallet. Free. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. Three Course Vegan Dinner Party ─ 6:30-8pm. Recipes and techniques for having a three course vegan dinner party. Free. Registration required. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. Seasonal Gardening Series: Fall Flowers ─ 7-8:30pm. Class will show how to extend garden color with annuals and how to bring autumn colors inside. Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch, 277-7397 to register.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Greenville Infertility Support Group ─ 7-8pm. Greenville’s only support group for women and couples dealing with infertility issues. You will meet others, share your experiences, and learn about the latest treatment options. Free. Location TBD. 4161136 to reserve space. Seating is limited.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Gluten-Free Lifestyle Workshop ─ 7-8pm. Educational social event where we discuss the health benefits of eating gluten-free, as well as how to cook, shop, and live gluten-free. Free. LifeLogic Health Center, 201 W Stone Ave, Greenville. 4161136 to reserve space. Seating is limited.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Thermograms at Greenville Natural Health Center ─ All day by appointment. Breast thermography is a safe, pain-free alternative for detection and establishing baseline for breast health for women of all ages. Cost varies, depending on exam type. Greenville Natural Health Center, 1901 Laurens Rd, Ste F, Greenville. 370-1140.

upcomingevent SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Yoga Workshop ─ 2-5pm. Workshop will bridge the practical application of the chakra system into everyday life. It will introduce you to the way your body, energetic fields and the chakra relates to the body. YOGAlicious Yoga Studio, 147 E Main St, Ste A, Spartanburg. 515-0855.

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daily Art Classes ─ Various classes and times for all age groups. Homeschool classes available. Prices vary. Creating Artists for Tomorrow, 1711 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 244-0616. Jazzercise Class ─ 5:45, 8:15 and 9:20am. 4:30, 5:40 and 6:45pm. Dance-based group fitness class with strength training and stretching. $12 per class or membership packages available. Jazzercise of Taylors, 4893G Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors. 968-0309. Beginning Olympic Style Fencing Classes ─ 6-7pm. Mon-Thurs. Group based beginning fencing for children ages 10-18. $15 per class, equipment provided. Knights of Siena Fencing Academy, 900 E Main St, Ste M, Easley. 270-6172.

sunday Southern Flow Hot Yoga ─ 8-9:30am.Vigorous series of sun salutes, lunges, twists, balance postures, backbends, core strengthening, hip openers and inversions; accessible to all levels. Packages available. Southern Om. Next to Whole Foods Market, Greenville. 329-1114. Gluten Free Demos ─ 2-4pm. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. Intenders Circle and Potluck ─ 2-4pm. How to plan and implement your intentions. Bring a dish to share. $5 suggested donation. Pre-register. Bella Haven, Spartanburg. 439-0565. Kripala Yoga ─ 3-4:30pm. Group yoga for all levels. Improve balance, coordination and well-being. $12/class, $85/series 10, $99 monthly unlimited. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 3256053. Prenatal Yoga ─ 4:30-5:45pm. Breathing, flexibility, strength and community. Soul Flow Yoga, 2811 Reidville Rd, Ste 12, Spartanburg. 609-7689.

monday Southern 26 Hot Yoga ─ 6:15-7:30am and 5-6:15pm. Classic series of 26 poses held and repeated, accessible to all levels; great for beginners. Packages available. Southern Om. Next to Whole Foods Market. 329-1114. Early Rise and Exercise - Get a Grip on Fitness ─ 7am and 8am. Outdoor-based group fitness sessions. All fitness levels welcome. $5 per session or $40 per month. Free complimentary first session. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 404-931-3632 or 297-1105 to register. Children’s Tai Chi Summer Camp ─ 9-10am. Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Rising grades 1-4. Basic Tai Chi movements. $120, (8weeks-24 classes). Greenville Technical Charter High School,


S. Pleasantburg Dr, Bldg. 120, Multipurpose room bottom floor, Greenville. 420-9839. Ladies’ Day ─ 9am-5pm. Manicure/Chair Massage offered with any service. Free. Breakaway Honda, 330 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 234-6632. Service dept. Yoga ─ 9am. Basic Yoga posture to develop strength, balance and flexibility. Increases focus and releases tension.  Eastside Family YMCA, 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors. 292-2790. Yoga Bootcamp ─ 9:15-10:30am. Challenging vinyasa power style class to lengthen and strengthen your entire body while releasing stress and tension. All levels welcome. $10 or $80/10 classes. Chapman Cultural Center, Dance Studio 4 of Ballet, E. St John St., Spartanburg. 612-8333. Less Stress Yoga ─ 9:30-10:30am. Beginner to intermediate class for all fitness levels. Stretch, breathe and relax. CenterStage Dance and Performance Company, 413 SE Main St, Simpsonville. First class free. 419-4204. Healing Yoga Therapy ─ 10:30-11:45am. Therapeutic class, suitable for seniors and anyone with physical issues. $12, $85/series of 10, $99 monthly unlimited. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Stress Relief Day ─ 11am-4pm. Bask in the light of cold lasers while reducing your stress and pain. FDA approved. $15/1/2 hr. sessions. Acorn Integrative Health, Hwy 101, Greer. 848-5291. Lunch Hour Yoga ─ 12-1pm. $10 per class, memberships available. YOGAlicious, 147 E. Main St, Suite A, Spartanburg. 515-0855. Imagine Life with Less Stress ─ 3-6pm. 1st and 3rd Mondays. Bask in the light of cold lasers while reducing your stress and pain. FDA approved. $15 for 30 minutes. Acorn Integrative Health, 419 New Woodruff Rd, Greer. 848-5291. After School Jr. Chinese Language Class ─ 3:305pm. Mon-Thurs. Kids can learn the language of China. $50/week. Four Seasons Restaurant, 208 N. Main St, Mauldin. 297-5097. 20-20-20 ─ 4:15-5:15pm. High intensity workout for arms, legs and abs. First session free. Pricing varies. The Westside Club, 501 Willis Rd, Spartanburg. 587-7106 ext. 0. Pre-Natal Yoga ─ 5:15pm. Restore energy while calming mind and body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Pilates Jumpboard ─ 5:30-6pm. Increase your leg strength, create definition, and improve endurance on the Reformer jumpboard doing plyometric jumps with resistance.  Cost:  $12, $100/series of 10.  Pivotal Fitness Center, 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd, Taylors. 320-3806. Zumba at MuvE Fitness in Motion ─ 5:306:30pm. Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves create a dynamic fitness program. Ditch the routine. $10 per class. Special package pricing available. 787 E. Butler Rd, Mauldin. 881-1557.

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Boot Camp ─ 6-7pm. Full body workout with core emphasis for those stubborn abdominals. $130 for 12 sessions. Right Jab Fitness, 3400 Anderson Rd, Greenville. 363-3923. Weight Loss Information Session ─ 6:15pm. Discuss the tools needed to lose weight and keep it off. Tour the facility and meet the staff. Free. Nutrition Solutions, 2104 Woodruff Rd. Greenville. 676-1248. All Levels Yoga ─ 6:30pm. Relieve tired muscles and calm the stress of the day. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Nia Dance/Fitness ─ 6:30-7:30pm. Throw off your shoes and dance. $10 per class, non-members welcome. Riverside Tennis Club, 435 Hammett Bridge Rd, Greer. 848-0918. Imagine Life with Less Stress ─ 6:30-7:30pm. Wand your pain away at a demonstration of our amazing new products to reduce and eliminate pain. Free. RSVP Acorn Integrative Health, Hwy 101, Greer. 848-5291. Tai Chi with George Gantt ─ 6:30-7:30pm. Tension and stress reduction, soft, flowing movements that emphasize force, rather than strength. $15/ class, $65/5 classes, or included in Equilibrium Gym membership. Equilibrium Zen Gym, 2110 Augusta St, Greenville. 419-2596. Pilates with Props ─ 7-8pm. Props class uses small apparatuses including fitness rings, stability and medicine balls. First class free. Pivotal Fitness Center, 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd, Taylors. 320-3806 or 292-8873.

tuesday Yoga for Cancer Survivors ─ 9-10am. Gentle stretching and breathing exercises that relax and invigorate the body and mind, stimulating the natural healing process. St. Francis Millennium Campus (near ICAR campus), Greenville. $5 per class. Call to register, 675-4656. Pilates ─ 9:15-10:15am. All levels and ages. Increase your flexibility and promote healthier body composition. First session free. Packages available. The Westside Club, 501 Willis Rd, Spartanburg. 587-7106 ext 0. Children’s Story Time ─ 9:30am. All ages welcome. Free character cookie. Coffee To A Tea, 1 Augusta St, Ste. 101, Greenville. 350-6506. Gentle Yoga for Beginners ─ 9:30-10:45am. Gentle class suitable for the beginner or for a more relaxing practice. $12, $80/series of 10. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Powered by Pilates ─ 9:30-10:30am. Strengthen your muscles in a mat-based interval training class. $12. MuvE Fitness Studio at 4Balance Fitness, 787 E. Butler Rd, Mauldin. 288-8532. Tai Chi Summer Camp for Young People ─ 1011am. Meets 3 times a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Rising grades 5-7. Basic Tai Chi movements, meditation, Qigong and a short sequence. Greenville Technical Charter High School, S. Pleasantburg Dr, Bldg. 120, Multipurpose room bottom floor, Greenville. 420-9839. Toddler’s Table Time ─ 10-11:30am. Time for moms to bring in their toddlers for tactile art experiences, and moms don’t have to clean up $10. Creating Artists for Tomorrow, 1711 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 244-0616.

Trigger-point Tuesdays ─ 10am-12pm. Relieve the aches and pains from daily life with specific trigger point therapy. $30 for initial exam and first session. LifeLogic Health Center, 201 W Stone Ave, Greenville. Must schedule appointment by phone. 416-1136. Tuesdays Local Farmers’ Market ─ 10am-2pm. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. All Levels Yoga ─ 11am. Recharge your day with this morning class, energizing, stretching, rejuvenating mind and body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Dancing for Birth ─ 11am. Babies in slings welcome also. Belly dance and other types to prepare body and baby for easier and quicker delivery. Dianna’s School of Dance, 7601 White Horse Rd, Greenville. 836-8982. Pain and Arthritis Management ─ 11am-4pm. FDA approved Scalar Wave Laser provides energy to cells for improved function and wellbeing. $30 ½ hr. session. Abiada Healing Arts, 187 N Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg. 542-1123. “Row-ga” Fitness ─ 11am-12pm. A fusion of indoor rowing and yoga that strengthens the muscles of the body, improves cardiac function, flexibility and stamina through breathing, low intensity rowing and yoga postures. $10. Greenville Indoor Rowing, 576-A Woodruff Rd, at the Mall Connector. Greenville. 281-1505. Yoga ─ 11am-12pm. For ages 55+. Hatha Yoga is a class of various postures, one flowing into the next while also working on breathing techniques. No experience necessary. Small membership fee required. Senior Action, 50 Directors Dr. Greenville. 467-3660. Zumba ─ 11:15am. Dance your way to fitness with this Latin-themed class. Eastside Family YMCA, 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors. 292-2790. Pre-Natal Yoga ─ 11:30am-12:30pm. Relax and connect with your baby. $10/class. Spartanburg Regional Center for Women, 101 E. Wood St, Spartanburg. Preregister. 560-6000. TRX/Kettlebell Training ─ 11:45am-12:30pm. Improve strength, balance and flexibility. Creative, fun with results. $139.00/8 sessions.  Greer Athletic Club, 905 N. Main St, Greer. 877-4647. Community Acupuncture ─ 12-6pm. Economical group opportunity to benefit from natural therapy. Plan at least 45 minutes for therapy. $45 initial, then $25. Carolina Health Innovations, (inside Sportsclub), 712 Congaree Rd, Greenville. 331-2522. Natural Living Lunch & Learn ─ 12:30-1:30 pm. Content-rich and practical hour-long sessions. $10.00/ class.  Prepay for four workshops and get one free. GROW. Call for locations. 593-4207. Good Olde Days ─ 4:30-7:30pm. Dinner, bingo, prizes and a great time. $8.99. Earth Fare, 3620 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 527-4220. All Levels Yoga ─ 5:30pm. Slow the stress of your day with a yoga routine of breath and postures to balance and detoxify the body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Yoga Classes in Anderson ─ 5:30-6:30pm. Therapeutic and breath work classes available. $85 for two months of classes (1 per wk) or $110 for two months of classes (2 per wk). Single classes are $15 each. Rosalinda Yoga, AnMed Life Choice Gym on Hwy 81, in Anderson. 313-3348. Hoop Dancing ─ 6-8pm. The renovated return of Hula Hooping. Not just for kids anymore, this practice incorporates dance, yoga and tai-chi movements. $15 a person. Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Rd, 553-9273.

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Pre-Natal Yoga ─ 6-7pm. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Bring your own mat, two pillows and water bottle. Free. Carolina Waterbirth, 915-J South St, Simpsonville. 329-0010. Ride On Group Rides ─ 6pm. Group bicycle rides in the Anderson and Greenville areas. Meet at Ride On Bicycles, 1520-H E. Greenville St, Anderson or 1616 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. Call in advance, 760-0145. Ride on Maintenance Clinics ─ 6pm. Learn how to change a tube, adjust your shifting on the road, emergency maintenance and more. Limited to 10 people per class. Ride On Bicycles, 1520H E. Greenville St, Anderson. Call 760-0145 to RSVP. AD/HD, Autism Spectrum, Learning Disabilities Info. Meeting ─ 6:30-8pm. Parents gain great understanding of their child and learn about the Brain Balance program. Learn about research and brain function in children struggling with neurobehavioral disorders. Free. Brain Balance, 2531 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville. Space is limited, RSVP to 329-9933. Peripheral Neuropathy Workshop ─ 6:308pm. Discover 3 early warning signs that you never would have guessed were associated with peripheral neuropathy. Why everyday foods may be the hidden culprit damaging your nerves. Free. Enhanced Living Chiropractic, 140 Sage Creek Way, Greer. 848-0640. Half Hour to Health ─ 6:30-7pm. Discuss topics related to health, wellness, and spinal care. Free. Bourg Chiropractic, 9 McKenna Commons Ct, Greenville. 292-3291. Sivananda Method Hatha Yoga ─ 6:30-8:15pm. Hatha Yoga taught in traditional style. $10 or donation. Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Rd, Greenville. 271-4883.


Tai Chi Aerobics ─ 6:30-7:30pm. Combines music and an upbeat pace with time-honored Tai Chi movements. $15/class, $65/5 classes, or included in gym membership. Equilibrium Zen Gym, 2110 Augusta St, Greenville. 419-2596. Does Cancer Run in Your Family? Lecture ─ 7-9pm. Remove your fears of cancer and other health related conditions. 20 year nutritional veteran and Nutripath. Free. Cocoon Nutrition, 160 Dewey Rd, Greer. Call to reserve your space, 895-6250. Hepatitis C Support Group ─ 7-8pm. Third Tuesday of each month. Support group offering information, natural alternatives, recipes, wellness programs, and other resources. Free. Donations accepted. Chapman House Community Center, 38 Main St, (Hwy 8) West Pelzer. 906-7660. Meditation Class ─ 7pm. Learn to meditate. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Pancreas Protocol/Weight Loss Group Sessions ─ 7-9pm. Group sessions for weight loss, with options of acupuncture and coaching for $15. Carolina Health Innovations, 712 Congaree Rd. (inside Sportsclub) Greenville. No appt. necessary; 35-45 min sessions. 331-2522. Zumba at MuvE Fitness in Motion ─ 7:30-8:30pm. See Monday 5:30pm listing for details. TRX-Suspension Training ─ by appt. 30-min. workout increases strength, core stability, and balance. $16 per class. Greer Athletic Club, 905 N. Main St, Greer. 877-4647.

wednesday Early Rise and Exercise - Get a Grip on Fitness ─ 7am and 8am. See Monday 7am listing for details.

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Yoga Bootcamp ─ 9:15-10:30am. See Monday 9:15am listing for details. Live Oak Farm Store ─ 10am-6pm. Local farm products including grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, lamb and turkey. Majority of products bear the Certified South Carolina grown seal including pastureraised eggs and organic produce. Live Oak Farms, 230 Sam Davis Rd, Woodruff. 991-9839. Senior Day ─ 10am-6pm. Seniors 60+ receive 10% off total purchase. Normal exclusions apply. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105. Toddler’s Table Time ─ 10-11:30am. See Tuesday 10am listing for details. Healing Yoga Therapy ─ 10:30-11:45am. See Monday 10:30am listing for details. Yoganize. Biofeedback and Stress Management ─ 11am-4pm. Biofeedback provides support to overstressed body systems encouraging the body to move toward balance. $75session. Abiada Healing Arts, 187 N. Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg. 542-1123. Free Cooking Demo and Food Tasting ─ 11am1pm. Demonstration on how to prepare new recipes in our kitchen. Watch demo, taste test and take home recipes. Free. The Cook’s Station, 659 S Main St, Greenville. 250-0091. Oxy-Ionic Water Sampling ─ 11am-5pm. First Wednesday. Sample alkalizing Oxy-Ionic Water. Sampling Special: Buy 1 gallon, get second gallon 15% off. All Natural Health & Beauty Center, 101 College St, Simpsonville. 963-2882. “Row-ga” Fitness ─ 4-5pm. See Tuesday 11am listing for details. Greenville Indoor Rowing, 576-A Woodruff Rd, at the Mall Connector. Greenville. 281-1505. Yoganize – All Levels ─ 4:45-6pm. Energize, revitalize and harmonize mind, body and spirit.

Experience peace and a more joyful practice in a welcoming environment. $12/class, $85/series of 10, $99 monthly unlimited. 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Pilates with Props ─ 5-6p.m. Uses small apparatuses to challenge core muscles, increase flexibility, and improve balance with mat Pilates exercises. $12, $100/series of 10. Pivotal Fitness Center, 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd, Taylors. 320-3806. Zumba at MuvE Fitness in Motion ─ See Monday 5:30pm listing for details. Body Wrapping Party ─ 6-8pm. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays. Reduce unsightly fat and cellulite, tone, tighten and firm skin. $20. Acorn Integrative Health, 419 New Woodruff Rd, Greer. 848-5291. Boot Camp ─ 6pm. See Monday 6pm listing for details. Wednesday Night Boat Demos ─ 6-8pm. Demo all their water equipment. Paris Mountain Waterfront, hosted by Sunrift Adventures. 834-3019.

Pilates Jumpboard ─ 9:30-10a.m. See Monday 5:30pm listing for details.

Form class. GTCHS, Multipurpose room, Bldg 120, 506 S. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 420-9839.

Yoganize – All Levels ─ 9:30am, 5:30pm, 7pm. Combination of yoga, yoga therapy, Pilates and healing prescriptive movement. Develop balance, coordination and build self-esteem. $12, $80/series of 10. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053.

Yoga Classes in Anderson ─ 5:30-6:30pm. See Tuesday 5:30pm listing for details.

Live Oak Farm Store ─ 10am-4pm. See Wednesday 10am listing for details. Senior Yoga ─ 10-11am. Gentle stretching and strengthening class for anyone 55+. $2 per class. Mauldin Senior Center, Corn Rd at 699 Butler Rd, Mauldin. 419-4204. Zumba ─ 10am and 7:30pm. See Tuesday 11:15am listing for details. YMCA-Eastside. Yoga for Cancer Survivors ─ 10:30am-12pm. See Tuesday 9am listing for details.

Hoop Dancing ─ 6-8. See Tuesday 6pm listing for details.

All Levels Yoga ─ 11am. A morning class for energizing, stretching and rejuvenating mind and body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882.

Ladies Only Ride ─ 6pm. See Tuesday 6pm, Ride On Group Rides listing for details. 760-0145.

“Row-ga” Fitness ─ 11am-12pm. See Tuesday 11am listing for details.

MeaningSight: Establishing Vision, Goals, Meaning and Spirit ─ 6-7:45pm. Establishing a life vision and goals for meaning, flourishing and spirit – 6 small group classes to bring more meaning and a deeper spirituality into your life. $150 (for all 6 classes - $25 per class). Life Coaching Institute, 211 Century Dr, Ste 215A, Greenville. 282-8989.

Healing Yoga Therapy ─ 11:30am-12:45pm. See Monday 10:30am listing for details.

All Levels Yoga ─ 6:30pm. A yoga routine of breath and postures. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Medical QiGong ─ 6:30-8:15pm. Six-week summer series on cooling the heart system. Helpful for reducing stress, improving circulation, and blood pressure issues. $10/class, $50/6 classes, or included in Equilibrium Gym membership. Equilibrium Zen Gym, 2110 Augusta St, Greenville. 419-2596. Green Screen Film Series ─ 7pm. Series of documentary films designed to get us thinking about living healthier lives in a healthier community. After the movie, a discussion to bring local focus to the film. Free. Hub-Bub Showroom, 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg. 582-0056. Life and Breath Training ─ 7pm. Discover the healing power of conscious breathing and change your life. $25. Wise Resources for Holistic Health, Spartanburg. RSVP for location. 316-9811.

thursday Free Half Hour Stretch Massage Sessions ─ All day by appointment. Gentle and pain free way to eliminate pain. 30 minutes. Free. Pelham Falls Chiropractic, 103D Regency Commons Dr, Greer. Spaces limited. RSVP 630-0031. Yoga for Osteoporosis ─ 9-10:15am. Certified yoga instructor leads a class in a special sequence designed for those at risk for osteoporosis. Yoga experience not required. St. Francis Millennium, HealThy Self, Suite 200. $10/class or $45 for five classes. 675-4656. Group Power ─ 9:30am, 4:45 & 7:05pm. Weight training program designed to condition all major muscle groups. $10 per class. Free w/membership. Greer Athletic Club, 905 North Main St, Greer. 877-4647.

TRX/Kettlebell Training ─ 11:45am-12:30pm. See Tuesday 11:45am for details. Bereavement Support Group ─ 12-1:15pm. Open to anyone hurting from the loss of a family member or loved one. McCall Hospice House, 1836 W Georgia Rd, Simpsonville. Free. 449-4181. Community Acupuncture ─ 12-6pm. See Tuesday 12pm listing for details. Tai Chi Chih ─ 1-2pm for intermediates and 2:30-3:15pm for beginners. For ages 55+. A set of movements completely focused on the development of energy called chi. Small membership fee required. Senior Action, 50 Directors Dr, Greenville. 467-3660. Health Starts Here Demonstration and Back to School Snacks ─ 3-5pm. Try easy and delicious recipes that are based on the 4 pillars of Health Starts Here: whole food, plant-strong, nutrient dense and healthy fat. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. Inman Farmer’s Market ─ 3-6pm. Local, in season produce, fruits, herbs, and much more thru Oct. 31. Armory, 45 Park Rd, Inman. 585-0905. Family Dinner Night ─ 4-8pm. One adult spends $5 in the café and up to six kids eat free. The kids fill out their own healthy menu. Earth Fare, 3620 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 527-4220. Art Walk-Spartanburg ─ 5-9pm. 3rd Thursday of the month. Stroll thru art galleries that range from non-profit institutions to commercial art galleries. Most located in downtown Spartanburg. Free. Carolina Gallery, 145 W. Main St, Spartanburg. 585-3335. Ladies Night Out ─ 5-8pm. Bring some wine and an ounce of creativity; CAT’s will provide the rest. Pricing begins at $35 and can be shared with friends. Creating Artists for Tomorrow, 1711 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 244-0616. Tai Chi Basics and Simplified Yang 24 Forms ─ 5:20-6:20pm. Improves muscular strength, balance, flexibility and mental calmness. 25% off students, faculty & staff from GTCHS and GTC. Pre-requisite: Basics class prior to Form. $40/mth or $110 for entire

NIA Dance/Fitness ─ 6-7pm. See Wednesday 9:30am listing for details. Tour de France BBQ Ride ─ 6pm. See Tuesday 6pm listing for details. 760-0145. Group ride, then join us for free burgers and hot dogs while we watch the Tour de France on the big screen. Upstate Babywearing Group ─ 6pm. 2nd Thursday. Monthly meeting to support moms and dads in attachment parenting by teaching how to safely and comfortably wear their baby. Bring your sling, wrap, mei-tai or try out one of ours. Free. Natural Baby, 11 College St, Downtown Greenville. 254-8392. Tai Chi Fan ─ 6:20-7:20pm. Improve coordination and balance using Flying Rainbow Tai Chi Single Fan and two person Fan. 25% off students, faculty & staff from GTCHS and GTC. Pay monthly $40 or $110 per quarter. Greenville Technical Charter High School, S. Pleasantburg Dr, Bldg. 120, Multipurpose room bottom floor, Greenville. 420-9839. AD/HD, Autism Spectrum, Learning Disabilities Discussion ─ 6:30-8pm. Parents will gain greater understanding of their child. Learn about research and brain function in children struggling  with  neurobehavioral  disorders. Free. Brain Balance, 2531 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville. 3299933. Space is limited, RSVP. All Levels Yoga ─ 6:30pm. See Monday 6:30pm listing for details. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc. Tai Chi Aerobics ─ 6:30pm. See Tuesday 6:30pm listing for details. Beekeeper’s Association Meeting ─ 7-8:30pm. Second Thursday. Clemson Ext. Office, 142 S. Dean St, Spartanburg. (Old Evans High School Bldg.) 596-2993 ext 117. Detox to the Rescue ─ 7pm. Cleanse and heal yourself using proven, natural, holistic methods. $25. Wise Resources for Holistic Health, Spartanburg. RSVP for location. 316-9811. HCG Diet Support Group ─ 7-8:30pm. Weekly support group for HCG diet program. Free. Limited seating, RSVP: The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105. Pancreas Protocol/Weight Loss Group Sessions ─ 7pm. See Tuesday 7pm listing for details. Parent Talk on Children’s Brain Function ─ 7-8:30pm. Discussion on brain function in children struggling with AD/HD, Autism/Aspergers, Sensory Integration Disorder, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities and the Brain Balance Program. Free. Brain Balance of Greenville, 2531 Woodruff Rd, Ste. 113, Simpsonville. 329-9933. Rhythm on the River ─ 7pm. Gates open at 6pm. $5. Peace Center Amphitheater behind Larkin’s on the River. Wellness Home Preview ─ 7-8pm. Improve your quality of life with water, air and sleep. Arrange for a magnetic massage. Free. Courtyard by Marriott on the Parkway, 115 Parkway, Greenville. 979-5611. Therapeutic Qigong ─ 7:20-8:20pm. 24 postures based on Grandmaster Dr. Zi-Ping Wang. Follows spine, nervous system, neck, back and limbs. Used for relief of pain. Pay monthly $40 or $110 per quarter. Greenville Technical Charter High School, S. Pleasantburg Dr, Bldg. 120, Multipurpose room bottom floor, Greenville. 420-9839.

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Zumba at MuvE Fitness in Motion ─ 7:30-8:30pm. See Monday 5:30pm listing for details. TRX-Suspension Training ─ See Tuesdays listing for details.

friday Early Rise and Exercise - Get a Grip on Fitness ─ 7am and 8am. See Monday 7am listing for details.

saturday Jazzercise ─ 7:30am. Additional times available. See Daily 5:45 listing for details. Carolina First Saturday Market ─ 8am-Noon. Local, seasonal produce, gourmet foods,how-to classes including gardening, cooking, preserving and going green. Main St. at McBee Ave, Greenville. 467-4494.

Indoor Rowing Classes ─ 7:30am and 9:15am. Full-body and cardio workout; any age and fitness level. Rates vary. Greenville Indoor Rowing, 576-A Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 281-1505 or 498-8608.

Easley Farmer’s Market ─ 8am-Noon. Straight from the farm to you. Easley City Hall, 205 N.1st St, Easley. 855-7900.

Less Stress Yoga ─ 9:30-10:30am. See Monday 9:30am listing for details. Less Stress Yoga.

Fountain Inn Farmers Market ─ 8am-Noon. Produce, crafts, plants and more thru October 31. 110 Depot St, Fountain Inn. 275-8801.

Friends and Family Friday ─ 10am-6pm. Friends and family members get adjusted and it’s only $25 per person. Hub City Health Studio, 115 W. Main St, downtown Spartanburg. 583-0300. Live Oak Farm Store ─ 10am-6pm. See Wednesday 10am listing for details. Potter’s Wheel Lessons ─ 10am-6pm. Lessons are $10 with the purchase of a small clay package. Creating Artists for Tomorrow, 1711 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 244-0616. Healing Yoga Therapy ─ 10:30-11:45am. See Monday 10:30am listing for details. Yoganize. Yoganize - Intermediate Level ─ 12-1:30pm. Energize, revitalize and harmonize mind, body and spirit. Experience peace and a more joyful practice in a welcoming environment. $12/class, $85/series 10, $99 monthly unlimited. 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Restorative Yoga Class ─ 12:15pm. Perform gentle poses before dropping into deep contentment, feeling nourished and well-rested from the sequence of supported postures. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Sustainable Seafood Demo ─ 2-5pm. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. Chinese Cooking Class for the Diabetic ─ 3:305pm. Eat the healthy meal you create. Private lessons available. $15 per class. Four Seasons Restaurant, 208 N. Main St, Mauldin. Call 297-5097. Street Sounds ─ 5pm. Music Series produced by Trillium Arts Centre. The Gazebo on Main Street, Travelers Rest. 834-2388. Main Street Friday’s ─ 5:30-9:30pm. Downtown Greenville has free music that includes, jazz, blues, oldies, southern rock and soul. Hyatt Regency Plaza, 220 N. Main St, Greenville.

Hub City Farmer’s Market ─ 8am-Noon. Local in season produce, fruits, herbs, and much more thru Oct. 31. The Train Depot, 298 Magnolia St, Spartanburg. 585-0905. Saturday Outdoor Market ─ 8am-3pm. Several different vendors; items vary weekly; flea market style; tables available. Located at The Bountiful Harvest Market, 1818 Fairview Rd, Fountain Inn. 862-7440. Ride On Group Rides ─ 8am. See Tuesday 6pm listing for details. 760-0145. Body Sculpt Class ─ 8:15 and 9:15am. $10 per class or membership packages available. Jazzercise on North Main, 1830 N Main St, Greenville. Lindsey at 423-5468 or Jennifer at 346-4671. Community Acupuncture ─ 8:30am-Noon. See Tuesday 12pm listing for details. Group Power ─ 8:30 and 10:30am. See Thursday 9:30am listing for details. Pilates Jumpboard ─ 8:45-9:15am. See Monday 5:30pm listing for details. Community Farmers’ Market ─ 9am-Noon. Featuring locally-grown foods and plants. Located behind Sunrift Adventures at the corner of 276 & Center St, Travelers Rest. 414-1966. Less Stress Yoga ─ 9-10am. See Monday 7:30pm listing for details. Saturday Morning Market “Buy Local, Benefit Local” ─ 9am-12pm. December – May. Purchase locally-grown produce, baked goods, eggs, honey, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. The Phoenix, 174 E Main St, Spartanburg. 278-8088. Yoga ─ 9am. $10; 5 classes/$40; first class free. Unity Church of Greenville, 207 E. Belvue Rd, Greenville. 292–6499.

Vinyasa Flow ─ 10-11:30am. Levels 1 & 2. $12 per class, memberships available. YOGAlicious, 147 E. Main St, Suite A, Spartanburg. 515-0855. Yoga Day, Relaxation Skills and Silent Retreat ─ 10am. Experience the radiant purity of your essence of being. Free. Reservations required. Panther Brook Spiritual Center, 1000 Panther Brook Ln, Turnerville, Georgia 30580. 706-754-7488. Yoganize – All Levels ─ 10-11:30am. See Thursday 9:30am listing for details. Tai Chi Traditional Yang 103 Forms ─ 10:2011:20am. Improves muscular strength, balance, flexibility and mental calmness. 25% off students, faculty & staff from GTCHS and GTC. Pay monthly $40 or $110 per quarter. Greenville Technical Charter High School, S. Pleasantburg Dr, Bldg. 120, Multipurpose room bottom floor, Greenville. 420-9839. “Row-ga” Fitness ─ 10:45-11:45am. See Tuesday 11am listing for details. Greenville Indoor Rowing, 576-A Woodruff Rd, at the Mall Connector. Greenville. 281-1505. Zumba Fitness ─ 11am. The big dance/aerobic craze. $10 per class. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1054 E. Butler Rd, Greenville. 254-9126. Tai Chi Basics/Yang 24 Forms ─ 11:30am12:30pm. Preliminary movements and exercises aiding in learning Yang24 sequence. Improves muscular strength, balance, flexibility and mental calmness. Students, Faculty and Staff from GTCHS and GTC 25% off. Pay monthly $40 or $110 per quarter. Greenville Technical Charter High School, S. Pleasantburg Dr, Bldg. 120, Multipurpose room bottom floor, Greenville. 420-9839. Children’s Yoga ─ 12:00 – 1:00 pm. 5-9 year olds. $8 per class, memberships available. YOGAlicious, 147 E. Main St, Suite A, Spartanburg. 515-0855. Health Starts Here Demo for Kids ─ 12-2pm. Try easy and delicious recipes that are based on the 4 pillars of Health Starts Here: whole food, plant-strong, nutrient dense and healthy fat. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. Pancreas Protocol/Weight Loss Group Sessions ─ 12-2pm. See Tuesday 7pm listing for details. Tai Chi for Arthritis ─ 1:30-2:30pm. Includes Tai Chi for Arthritis and Osteoporosis, supported by the National Arthritis Foundation and based on Dr. Paul Lam’s program. 25% off students, faculty and staff from GTCHS and GTC. 20% off seniors. $24 per month. Qi Works, GTCHS, multipurpose room, building 120, 506 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 420-9839. Blessingways ─ 2pm. 4th Saturday. Hear a local mom share her positive birth story and a guest speaker share mindful information on pregnancy, birth, or parenting. Children are welcome. Free Natural Baby, 11 College St, Greenville. 254-8392.

Boot Camp ─ 6-7pm. See Monday 6pm listing for details.

Pilates with Props ─ 9:20-10:20am. See Wednesday 5pm listing for details.

Kid’s Climb Night ─ 6-9pm. Kids can climb up indoor climbing walls while you get some down time. Children must be 6 years old to be left without a parent. $15 per child, $10 per additional sibling. Glendale Outdoor Leadership School (GOLS), 270 Wheeling Cir, Glendale. 529-0259.

Clay Works ─ 10am-6pm. Create some art. Clay packages start at $35, and leftover can be used for an additional studio visit. Creating Artists for Tomorrow, 1711 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 244-0616.

Community Acupuncture ─ 2-5pm. 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Economical group opportunity to benefit from natural therapy. Plan at least 1 hour for therapy. $15. Bridge to Wellness, 607 NE Main St, Simpsonville. 963-4466.

Live Oak Farm Store ─ 10am-4pm. See Wednesday 10am listing for details.

Chinese Cooking Class for the Diabetic ─ 2:304pm. See Friday 3:30pm listing for details.

Why is This Happening to Me Again? ─ 7pm. Learn practical tools to heal and change your future. $20. Wise Resources for Holistic Health, Spartanburg. RSVP for location. 316-9811.


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MASSAGE THERAPISTS AND NAIL TECHNICIANS – Needed part time. call Linda Goulart, The Pampered Sole for details. 864-907-4940. NATURAL LIVING ADVERTISING SALES (Spartanburg) – If you are good with people, motivated, live a healthy lifestyle and you would like to help grow the natural, healthy and green living business community, Natural Awakenings may be the magazine for you. We are looking for a talented person to help with our growth in the area of advertising sales, and building community partnerships. Must have good phone voice, be a self starter, familiar with the holistic, ecofriendly, sustainable industry, work well on a deadline and be organized. Commissioned-based, postage and some mileage expenses covered. Call today at 864-248-4910. REGISTERED NURSE - RN to work PRN in an exciting environment with women during a  joyful time in their lives. Serious inquires only. Call Jodie, 864-228-2221. YOGA INSTRUCTORS – Wanted for yoga studio in Spartanburg.  Must have flexible availability.  Must be RYT 200.   Please email resume to: info@

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James C. Kapetanakos, DOM, Lac, 864-346-5683•Anderson

James has the tools to offer natural pain relief and comprehensive pain management, including help with allergies. Home visits may be made if the patient is in severe pain and immobile. Start changing your life today! See ad, page 20.


auGuSTa STReeT CLiNiC Dr. Roger Jaynes, DC, DNBHE 864-232-0082•Greenville

Bio-energetic testing shows energy imbalance, vitamin or mineral deficiency, and identifies environmental allergies. We use German manufactured drainage remedies and offer services at affordable rates. See ad, page 7.




Ruth Kyle, L. Ac. 106 Memorial Dr. 864-877-0111•Greer

Great results with acute and chronic pain, migraines, frozen shoulder, sciatica, stress; specializes in orthopedic issues and more, in an educational tranquil environment. See ad, page 51.

864-271-0330•Greenville Mike & Pam Reekie

Purify the Air...Purify your Life! Combat allergies, dust, odors, mold, bacteria and viruses in the entire home. Special offer for Natural Awakenings readers at See ad, page 29.

CaROLiNa HeaLTH iNNOVaTiONS (Inside Sportsclub) Joan Massey, L. Ac. 712 Congaree Rd. 864-331-2522•Greenville


Clif Caldwell, MD. Cheryl Middleton, PA-C 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. G 864-850-9988•Easley

We help women and men who suffer symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as low libido, weight gain, hot flashes, fatigue and many other symptoms. Call for your personal consult today! See ad, page 32.


Specializing in wellness, natural hormone therapy, allergies, autoimmune problems, and pain using acupuncture, herbs, laser therapy, and detoxification techniques. See ad, page 39.


Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville

Barbara looks at all your health needs – working with you to relieve allergies, improve immune function, relieve pain, increase energy, regulate hormones, clean up your diet and improve nutrition. See ad, page 17.


Marina Ponton, L. Ac. 1901 Laurens Rd. Ste. E 864-370-1140•Greenville


158 New Harrison Bridge Rd. 864-409-1011•Simpsonville

Exclusively for cats! Spacious 60x30 condos, quiet atmosphere, 14’ x 21’ play area, panoramic views, two kitty towers. Live-in owner, no extra fees for medications. See ad, page 25.


Specializing in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and therapeutic massage therapy. We also offer natural health services and products that will help you meet your health goals including herbs, nutrition, fertility, and pain management. See ad, page 54.


Terry Ballenger, CNHP 215 S. Main St. 864-222-0511•Anderson

Ease stress and pain with DoTerra essential oils. We also offer Bach Flower Remedies, biofeedback sessions, and educational seminars. See ad, page 21.


111 Doctors Dr. 864-797-7100•Greenville



More than 23 years experience practicing acupuncture. Some conditions treated include joint pain, neck and/or back pain, fibromyalgia, stroke rehabilitation, infertility, and menstrual cramps.

BODYWORK CaROLiNa STRuCTuRaL eNeRGeTiC THeRaPY Greg Spindler, LMBT #4609 107 Memorial Dr. 864-877-3500•Greer

864-760-0145•Anderson 864-284-0040•Greenville

The region’s largest multi-sport store for your cycling, running and swimming needs. Professional bicycle fittings, fullservice bicycle repair and gear from top brands. See ad, page 21.

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2531 Woodruff Rd. Ste #113 864-329-9933•Simpsonville

Helping children with AD/HD, autism/asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia and learning disabilities. We do sensory, motor and academic work  individualized to each child’s deficits. See ad, page 10.


864-627-9192•Greenville LearningRx makes finding the solution to your child’s learning struggles simple. Schedule a cognitive skills test to discover the answer. The problem can be fixed.


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Send out a personalized and memorable card and gift without leaving home. Save gas, time and money. Our convenient system lets you send that special card and gift without the hassle of pen, paper, stamps, envelopes, packaging or mailboxes. We do it all for you. sending a card has never been so easy! See ad, page 10.


11-D Barkingham Ln. 864-458-8082•Greenville

Experienced with pregnant women, infants, children and families. We educate, motivate and support families to better health through gentle chiropractic, cranial sacral therapy, massage and workshops on various health topics. See ad, page 39.




(off Woodruff Rd in Woodruff Place) 864-987-5995•Simpsonville

A health and wellness center focusing on providing the NUCCA procedure for the whole family. Long term relief with none of the cracking or popping; all adjustments done by hand. The only NUCCA practitioners in the Upstate. Also provides whole food supplementation, nutritional testing, weight loss programs, and more. See ad, page 36.

WICKISER FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC 122 E. Beltline Blvd. (Behind Grady’s Great Outdoors) 864-226-8868•Anderson

Focusing on quality chiropractic care for the entire family. We also provide nutritional counseling, muscle and soft tissue rehabilitation, and Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT). See ad, page 20.


CUSTOMIZED COMPANION CARE 1302 Rutherford Rd. 864-679-2601•Greenville

When you can’t be there, we can. We provide inhome support for expectant and new mothers, the elderly, post surgical patients, and special needs children and adults. Make sure their needs are met. See ad, page 50.


John Holland, Pharm.D. 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. D 864-855-2323•Easley

Specializing in custom compounding, including thyroid medication, bio-identical hormone replacement, pediatrics, and pets. Professional grade vitamin brands like Xymogen and Designs for Health also available. Serving the community since 2006 – your problem solving specialists. See ad, page 29.


Jim Greene, R. Ph. 405 W. Poinsett St. 864-879-2325•Greer

We compound (create) individualized medicines for your unique needs, perfectly suited to your body. We also offer natural medicines, vitamins and herbs. Locally owned and operated since 1982. Visit our website for a 10% off coupon. See ad, page 51.


607 NE Main St. 864-963-4466•Simpsonville

Angela Toplovich, certified colon hydrotherapist offers detox services that include ionic footbath, thermotherapy (Bio Mat), and ear-candling. Lighten your toxic load! See ad, page 9.


Counseling Services, LLC 3113 Hwy 153 864-420-9260•Piedmont

A psychotherapy practice that integrates mind, body and insight-oriented approaches to address issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, past trauma, and relationship conflicts. See ad, page 7.

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WORK IN PROGRESS THERAPY Helen Tracy Parnell, M.A.LPC 108-B Clair Drive 483-1447•Piedmont

Let’s work together to get to the ROOT of the issues that are holding you back from being your best self! See ad, page 40.


Dr. John Palmer 301 The Parkway Ste. B 864-879-6494 - Greer

We practice biological dentistry and adhere to the highest standards of biocompatible dentistry as defined by the (IAOMT) International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. One-visit crowns, Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy and Ozone Therapy. Fluoride-free office, amalgam-safe since 1995. See ad, page 53.



915 South St. 864-735-7270•Simpsonville

Support for your pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Full and on-call services provided. See ad, page 37.


230 Sam Davis Rd. 864-991-9839•Woodruff

Certified Naturally Grown 80-acre farm specializing in heritage breeds. Animals and vegetables raised according to Certified Naturally Grown standards. No growth hormones or antibiotics. See ad, inside back cover.


Michele Senac, CFSP Redesign/Feng Shui Certified 864-631-9335

Have a beautiful home or office without spending a lot! Using your existing furniture, artwork and accessories, I can create a harmonious space through the art of Interior Redesign and Feng Shui. See ad, page 4.


AnnD & Mac Leineweber 864-616-4569 – Serving the Upstate

GROW your garden naturally, in your very own yard! Specializing in gardens designed to fit your family, your budget and your space. We use organically grown plant materials and methods to install herb and vegetable gardens.


Lindsey Holder, Esthetician 1901 Laurens Rd. Ste. E 864-370-1140•Greenville

Lindsey brings her interest in organic products and passion for educating clients on proper skin care practice to the Greenville Natural Health Center. New clients: Mention this ad and your 1st signature facial is only $38! See ad, page 54.


Alice Caston, Cosmetologist 101 College St. 864-963-2882•Simpsonville

Over 20 years experience in Licensed Cosmetology. We specialize in multicultural hair care, color, facials, and waxing services. We now offer a chemical-free hair straightening program. Free consultations.


3 East Park Avenue 864-233-1891•Greenville

Offering Organic Hair Services using the Organic Systems hair color, texture waves, and straightening. Our retail organic hair care products help our clients maintain the services they have received. We also offer pre-planned and custom spa package services. See ad, page 42.


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Nancy L. Minix, MC, BS, RA – 20+yrs Exp. Operating at 3318 Brushy Creek Rd. 864-320-2359•Greer

More than hair care. Natural/ Organic/Ammonia-free color and products. formaldehydefree Keratin treatments. Aromatherapy consulations and personalized products. ION Footbath detox. See ad, page 53.


Marla Rosenberg, Owner/Stylist 1018 S. Batesville Rd. 864-968-0200•Greer

Chicago and European trained. Certified master colorist. Hair design, hair care, and creative consultation specialist. Natural, organic, and European hair products available. Open Tuesday thru Saturday. Credit cards accepted.

WISTERIA SALON AVEDA SPA 2 locations in Greenville 864-331-3333

We offer a full menu of salon and spa services supporting your personal lifestyle, inspiring personal growth and enhancing spiritual balance along the way. See ad, page 23.


Bobby Caston, Preventive Health Consultant 101 College St. 864-963-2882•Simpsonville

We offer health/wellness programs and natural products that are effective, and carry many name brand vitamins and supplements at affordable prices. Exclusively, we offer Oxy-Ionic Water, an alkaline ionized water, that supports wellness in many specific ways. Free consultations. See ad, page 18.

Earth Fare − The Healthy Supermarket 3620 Pelham Rd. 864-527-4220•Greenville

Earth Fare offers a fantastic selection of products including local organic produce, naturallyraised meats, seafood, supplements, natural beauty products, and an eat-in café, deli, and juice bar. Check out our event calendar for upcoming happenings.

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Margaret Griffin 2801 Wade Hampton Blvd, #15 864-268-9255•Taylors

Natural foods, bulk foods/ herbs, nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies, books, health and beauty aids, pet supplies. We specialize in customer service! Special orders welcome.



864-320-9276•Greenville Lic.#’s 6369 SC & 007438 NY



Our neuropsychological approach, Insight Transformation, trains thoughts and emotions from the inside out for happiness and optimal outcomes in life, work, health and relationships. See ad, page 51.

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Jody Harris & Gigi Perry 161 Verdin Rd. 864-297-1105•Greenville

Vitamins and women’s products, goat’s milk and cheeses, raw juice and smoothie bar, Sami’s wheat/gluten-free products, vegan/spelt and sugar-free baked goods, pet wellness, monthly healthy living classes. See ad, page 40.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET 1140 Woodruff Rd. 864-335-2300•Greenville Imagine a farmer’s market: fresh produce, meats, a fish market, a gourmet shop, a European bakery, the corner grocery store, and eatin café, all rolled into one. Monthly calendar of events. We want to be your neighborhood supermarket.


864-420-5179•Serving the Upstate

A quality fine arts option for homeschoolers designed to educate, equip and elevate students through a Biblicallybased fine arts program.


129 Straight Dr. 864-225-3139•Anderson

Care is our business. Using a holistic approach, our team helps patients and families embrace the natural changes during the final stages of life. Patient wishes are always the focus of our care. See ad, page 21.

Specializing in treating the source of myofascial dysfunction and chronic pain. Complimentary 30 minutes added to your first visit.




Melissa Vanostrand Hicks, LMT #3520 1901 Laurens Rd. 864-370-1140•Greenville

Do you suffer from pain or stress? There are solutions. Massage is one of the best preventative modalities to help promote greater health and wellbeing. New clients, mention this ad and your 1st massage is only $35! See ad, page 54.


QuickWitz is a unique brain training program for the 55+ population. Using hands-on activities and games, QuickWitz will help you get sharp and stay sharp.


Stephen Heuer B.S. 864-895-6250•Greer


Kellyann Battista, LMBT #6131 419 SE Main St. 864-356-5901•Simpsonville

Looking to release muscle tightness? Stressed out or anxious? Stress doesn’t go away, it accumulates. Relief is just a phone call away! Your first one hour session is only $35. See ad, page 62.


Kathie Hamilton, LMBT #1202 (15 yrs exp) 405 N. Fant St. (2 blks from AnMed Ctr) 864-222-1748•Anderson

Specializing in Medical, Reiki, and Cranio Sacral massage. Aromatherapy body salt glow, seaweed body wrap, ear candling, and ion foot bath also offered. $5 off when you bring in my ad. See ad, page 20.

R & R MASSAGE THERAPY Rita Cunningham, LMT #5999 106 Memorial Dr. (inside Acupuncture of Greer) 864-451-9295•Greer


We have lots of info on products if you require more educational information. Please request it. Also you may find the educational material you need on the cocoon website under each product or in the nutrition library. See ad, page 16.


850-C Wade Hampton Blvd. Ste. 1-D 864-244-6778•Greenville

Achieve wholeness of mind, body and spirit through Reiki and an integrative natural approach to wellness. Relax, rejuvenate and revive! See ad, page 32.


Dr. Mary Powers, Instructor 864-420-9839•Greenville

Rest and relieve pain with a therapeutic massage. one hour: $45. Rejuvenate with foot reflexology or an ionic foot bath. Restore calm with stress reducing massage with acupuncture. See ad, page 59.

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Rebuild your body’s balance, flexibility, strength, memory and health with Tai Chi and Qigong exercises. Classes in Qigong, Tai Chi 24, & for Arthritis. Natural self-healing exercises. See ad, page 46.

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Janet A. Krinke, CTT/Charla Bloomer, RN 864-423-6256


Boost your energy, recharge your metabolism, and support your immune system with our mineral supplements. Up to 50% off Garden of life products. Upstate orders receive next day delivery! See ad, page 3.

Thermograms are viInfrared Thermal Imaging able for all ages, hisCOR OR E Medical Thermography tories, and even wom�- Full Body  - Breast� en with breast implants. As part of a multimodal approach, 95% of cancers are detected early. See ad, page 50.


Jeanne Fowler, DVM 409 Old Buncombe Rd 864-834-7334•Travelers Rest

Over 30 years experience offering holistic and conventional veterinary medicine, homeopathy, Chinese herbals, orthopedic manipulation, prolotherapy, cold laser therapy and pet boarding too. See ad, page 28.

WOODRUFF RD. ANIMAL HOSPITAL Deborah Perzak, DVM 2709 Woodruff Rd. 864-234-5995•Simpsonville

Our professionals offer you and your pet personalized care with the level of service and attention you deserve. Extended hours and convenient drop-off service available. See ad, page 25.

BELL LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS 1-800-333-7995 ext. #2294

Formulated natural health supplements intended for pain control, urinary health, preventive illness, virility, stress relief, weight control and other common conditions. Visit for information. See ad, page 19.


John Holland, Pharm.D. 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. D 864-855-2323•Easley

Thyroid, perimenopausal or menopausal issues? We specialize in custom compounding including bio-identical hormone replacement and custom thyroid medication. Serving the community since 2006, we are your problem-solving specialists. See ad, page 29.

LIFELOGIC HEALTH CENTER Brian & Sarah Davis, D.C. 201 W. Stone Ave. 864-416-1136•Greenville

We specialize in alternative management of symptoms of thyroid disorders, combining chiropractic, nutrition, supplementation, and laboratory testing to find the real cause of your health issues. See ad, page 18.

CUSTOM-MED PHARMACY John Holland, Pharm.D. 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. D 864-855-2323•Easley

Vitamins and supplements compounded on-site. Professional grade vitamin brands like Xymogen and Designs for Health also available. Specializing in bio-identical hormone replacement and custom thyroid medication. Serving the community since 2006 your problem-solving specialists. See ad, page 29.


Kristi Ried Barton, E-RYT, MAYT 1440 Pelham Rd. Ste. G 864-354-2882•Greenville

Check our website for events, classes, retreats and workshops. Call for personal trainer sessions, therapeutic yoga, teacher training, life coaching and nutrition. Yoga Alliance School. See ad, Page 46.


2110 Augusta St (lower level) 864-419-2596•Greenville

Bring balance to your life with the following services: Acupuncture, acutapping, cranial touch. massage, foot detox, medical Qigong, nutritional counseling, reflexology, parrifin wax treatment, and Reiki. See ad, page 45.


2105 Old Spartanburg Rd. 864-325-6053•Greer

Energize, revitalize, harmonize. A variety of all level classes Monday – Saturdays. $7-$12 per 1 1/2 hour class; specialized instruction. $99 monthly unlimited classes special. See ad, page 46.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Theodor Geisel


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