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Experience heaven on earth by attending our ongoing Tuesday Evening Meditation, Spiritual Courses, Clairvoyant Development or our Divine Harp Concerts. Now is the time to get on your spiritual path at the Spiritual Healing Center. Connect with your higher self through meditation, spiritual healing and yoga. Develop a spiritual tool kit that will change your life forever. Develop, validate and celebrate your spiritual practice consciously in the body with your soul group. Reverend Carol Eckels-Gaeddert is the Director of the Sanctuary, and she and the staff teach meditation and spiritual practices that bring inner peace and wellness to your body. Heal your spirit, and your spirit will automatically heal your body. The goals of the Spiritual Healing Center are to assist everyone in awakening their highest potential and to practice conscious living in a spiritual community. We are moving toward self-realization, practicing the spiritual techniques that activate your divine light in your life and all of your relationship. Learn to use grounding and running your energy tools to connect you with your spiritual wisdom. Take action now! We offer a variety of spiritual healing courses, clairvoyant and intuitive development programs. Healing missions with renowned Healers from the Philippines, such as Monsignor Marcos Orbito. Experience the world-renowned Golden Harpist Joel Andrews, our Minister of Music in our monthly harp concerts that are in the overtone series. Sophia, song healer, will perform on September 24, offering her esoteric healing music and the Mongolian overtone series. Take a vacation for your soul at The Spiritual Healing Center. We are proud to offer lunchtime renewal by opening

the doors to the public from 11am-1pm on weekdays for inner reflection and meditation. Fill up with meditation and healing and leave feeling refreshed to tackle the rest of the your work day. Taking a different action will provide different energizing results. Join in every Tuesday evening for prayer, healing and meditation service from 7-9pm. Please arrive on time and quietly come in and run your energy. Experience Spiritual Healing, Philippine psychic surgery that removes disease, negative patterns and beliefs from your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Make space for your higher self using mediation and healing techniques taught by the masters. Expect a miracle! Tune in every Tuesday morning from 9 to 10am for Adventures in Consciousness on 1450AM or go to and click on live streaming to hear the show from your computer. We are on the air because we care! Call in for a spiritual healing or a reading on the air to 415-543-8255. The Higher Power Purification program is offered on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. This course allows you to reflect on your personal wellness using meditation. Your negative habits disappear gracefully as you begin to refocus your attention to your positive spiritual qualities. Many have reported weight loss, new careers, improved health and relationships. You can arrange for private healing sessions that are life changing. Manifest your unlimited potential at The Spiritual Healing Center. We offer private spiritual healing sessions, meditation classes, spiritual healing classes, intuitive development courses and Spiritual Study Groups. Come refresh and renew your energy at the Spiritual Healing Center of Marin, where your spiritual path and purpose will be awakened. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9pm for meditation and healing. There is no better time than now to seize the moment and begin the journey on your spiritual path. Call today and receive the free newsletter or visit our website for a full schedule of classes, concerts, healing sessions and church services. B The Spiritual Healing Center, 260 E. Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. 415-381-4465 Website: or

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“NewSkin Clinic’s IPL removes spots, lines and wrinkles, essentially creating “new skin.” — SF Examiner editorial NewSkin Clinic was founded by Swanson in 2004 and is the Bay Area’s premier cosmetic medical practice, specializing in preventing and reversing sun damaged and aging skin. All consultations, which are complimentary — and all treatments are accomplished by board-certified MD with no premium

charge. The NewSkin combination of high-tech with hightouch helps patients understand the many options available to them and to make well-informed treatment decisions. “Gentle, elegant work by the NewSkin Clinic MD himself. Not too much, not too little. It’s an art.” — Yelp Minimally invasive NewSkin Clinic treatments with no downtime include Botox Cosmetic and Dysport, to soften and smooth expression lines. Dermal fillers including Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra smooth and plump smile and lip lines and provide volume to crepey and sunken cheeks for as long as two years. NewSkin Clinic offers topicals including SkinCeuticals, Latisse and Obagi, the No. 1 prescription-strength skin-care system, as well as a full array of rejuvenating options. B Twenty percent off any treatment for new patients through September 2011. Mention the Pacific Sun. NewSkin Clinic 350 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, 415-945-9555.

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“What do you want to improve most about your skin?” is the first question Robert J. Swanson, MD FACS asks his patients. Swanson has a full array of rejuvenating options. NewSkin Clinic’s gentle Lumenis One IPL lifts years of age and sun damage. On a deeper level, the clinic’s Sciton lasers eliminate or reduce moderate to deep lines, creases, furrows and pucker marks. Their LightSheer laser hair removal is prescribed for women and men as the safe, long-term solution for unwanted hair. Dr. Swanson, also board certified vascular surgeon, can accomplish non-surgical corrective varicose and spider vein treatments to improve the health and appearance of legs.




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Serving Marin for over seven years, The Laser Center of Marin utilizes advanced technology to provide comfortable, non-surgical, aesthetic treatments that help you look your very best. The clinic offers a full suite of skin care products and services, including Fraxel Resurfacing, Titan Skin Tightening, IPL Photo-Facials, laser hair removal and rejuvenation, Botox, dermal fillers and the Zerona Body Slimming laser. Dr. Skylar Ulrich and her staff have received advanced training in aesthetic treatments including injectables (Botox and Fillers) and numerous laser procedures. With a large array of technologies available, they are able to offer a comprehensive approach to clinical skin care versus a smaller clinic that might have only one or two lasers at their disposal. Dr. Ulrich holds a B.S. from Harvard University, an M.D. from Columbia University, a Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, and she completed a preventive medicine residency at UCSF. The Laser Center of Marin offers complimentary consultations in their beautiful facility located on the 3rd floor of the Corte Madera Town Center Professional Building. B

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“Yoga of Sausalito is a remarkable studio! What I love most about the studio is

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the sense of community it invokes and nurtures, “Yoga of Sausalito is a heart-based Yoga Studio their small class size and the one-on-one instrucand Spa fostering genuine community. The Owner tion this enables, the diversity of classes focusing Stephan Buehl has assembled a team of competent on dierent aspects of yoga, and the level of skill yoga instructors, massage therapists and healing and professionalism of each instructor. I highly practitioners to meet your needs and who oer recommend this yoga studio to all of my friends meaningful yoga, healing and spa experiences. and a lot of my clients!â€? Lots of Love — Daphne Scott They adhere to the tradition that all things “I started practicing at Yoga of Sausalito about 4 years are interconnected and honor our ago. I've practiced at other yoga centers in southern global community by respecting each Marin, and this is by far the best. Over the years of other and the planet. They also host my training here, I lost 20 lbs. and made a Laura Christensen, beneďŹ ts, concerts, talks and workshops major transformation of my body, strengthYoga of Sausalito CertiďŹ ed AnusaraÂŽ Yoga Instructor that bring members together with some ening my core, and improving my balance and exibility. As a budding jazz singer, it has also contributed to the of the ďŹ nest thinkers, teachers, and artists of the day. development of my voice and spirit. I love this place and would never Their Sanctuary Spa is beautifully appointed, scented with voluntarily leave it!â€? — Judy Berger natural aromatherapy and equipped with the best products in the industry. The healing hands of their practitioners nourish the body “Our teachers and students are wonderful people and we invite and soul. Yoga of Sausalito is also known for its stunning clothing you to be part of it. Life is beautiful. Let's celebrate together.â€? boutique which features fashion-forward yoga and street apparel, — Stephan Buehl, Owner B often made from organic materials and by unique, independent designers. Gift certiďŹ cates are also available. Yoga of Sausalito, 110 Caledonia St., Sausalito 415-332-YOGA.



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If you’re wondering what career path to follow, consider a career in the growing beauty industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cosmetology professionals will grow by 20 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This growth will primarily come from an increasing population, which will lead to greater demand for basic hair services. Ultimately the beauty industry can be considered nearly “recession proof,” based on recent growth. To receive proper training to reach your goals, look no further than Marinello Schools of Beauty. Located in downtown San Rafael, Marinello Schools of Beauty is the premier education and training facility to study various aspects of the beauty industry. From Cosmetology, Esthetics (Skin Care) and Manicuring, Marinello prepares students for the growing demand to produce well-educated up-and-coming professionals. Learn from industry professionals in a salon like environment and a large menu of programs. Aspiring stylists are given the opportunity to acquire and practice skills in a realistic setting. The Marinello Method course work utilizes graduate levels of learning based on the fundamental principles of hair care and skin care. Part of this education paradigm is to teach guest satisfaction and salon/retail skills.

The emphasis on a hands-on approach helps students master the skills necessary to pass the state board exam and jumpstart successful careers upon graduation. Marinello licensed State Board Specialists ensure that you are fully prepared to pass your licensing exam. Flexible class schedules are available and financial aid is available to those who qualify. Marinello offers various financial aid programs such as scholarships, grants and student loans to help cover training expenses like tuition, books and supplies. Marinello provides quality education that is accredited by NACCAS. However, the student’s relationship with Marinello doesn’t stop at graduation. The Career Development Department is committed to helping students learn job search techniques, polish their resume and provide tips to develop interviewing skills. Marinello offers career placement assistance for graduates, which is available to help students find employment. Graduates find that with a Marinello diploma (and state licensing, if required), and ongoing career placement assistance, a world of opportunity awaits them. The public can enjoy guest services at the Marinello Schools of Beauty. Aspiring stylists perform services under the supervision of licensed professionals. Guests receive a great discount off normal rates on hair-cuts and skin-care services and receive excellent care. For more than 100 years as one of the leading chains of beauty schools, Marinello Schools of Beauty is at the forefront of beauty education. What began as a face-cream cottage industry has blossomed into a 47-campus chain throughout the West Coast. B Marinello Schools of Beauty 854 Fourth Street, San Rafael, (888)410-6157.

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Osteopathic medicine treats the patient as a whole person, not just a set of symptoms. Dr. Rimon Issac pursued a career as an Osteopath because the humanistic philosophy of treating the whole person matched his own belief system. Combining his training as a medical doctor with a hands-on approach to treatment has allowed him to help people with their healing processes. Osteopaths approach the body as a whole, looking for the cause of symptoms, and not just masking them with medications. They treat these symptoms by isolating the source of the problem, tapping into the body’s own healing powers, and removing the source through hands-on manipulation. Osteopaths have often prevented patients from resorting to prolonged uses of medications and unnecessary surgery. Patients often experience relief from an illness after just one treatment. Manipulation is great for preventative health, chronic or acute illnesses, and attaining optimal health. D.O.’s or osteopaths are physicians with all of the education and privileges of allopathic physicians (M.D.’s). Osteopaths can prescribe medication, lab work and treat acute illness. Osteopathy is a comprehensive treatment that can provide a healthier future for you and your family. B




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With skilled hands, Dillon Siedentopf soothes away aches, pains and knots. A detailed knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology informs him of the roots of problem areas. While he can work in a variety of modalities, his specialty is deep tissue work at “the speed of the continental drift.â€? By working slowly and deeply, Dillon is able to release chronic tension, helping the body toward healthy equilibrium. Dierent techniques, like myofascial release, speed the healing and feel richly therapeutic. Target areas where tension builds up and gets trapped, such as the neck, shoulders and forearms from long hours on the computer, are especially responsive to his style. Dillon’s technique can also help with pesky problems like carpal tunnel syndrome. Whether you are seeking a gentle prenatal massage or need some help with a sti neck, give Dillon a call. His sliding-scale pricing makes massage aordable for everyone while the monthly “Pay-What-You-Canâ€? days posted on his Facebook page ( are a great deal. Healing hands like Dillon’s are precious and rare. B Dillon Siedentopf Massage Therapy, 714 C Street, Suite 206, San Rafael. 415-261-8715.,

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(It’s not Pilates.) Tennis players, golfers, dancers, swimmers, and all kinds of athletes perform better. Imagine movements that are comfortable and fluid with full extension and control. You will circle and spiral, arch and curl. Indulge your curiosity, learn what GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® can do for you. Come see us at Marin GYROTONIC® Tiburon and our newest location in Mill Valley, Marin GYROTONIC® Harbor Point.

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At Marin Gyrotonic we customize the workout for your body. The Gyrotonic Expansion System is a holistic approach to movement that is designed to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. Through movement, mind-body awareness and breathing, Gyrotonic encourages full-body dynamic core strength, flexibility, balance and an increased level of energy. Arching and curling are two moves that we often focus on to find the most powerful connection with your spine. The benefits of Gyrotonic are for people from all walks of life, from athletes to dancers. Tennis, golfing and swimming, qigong practioners, yogis—anybody wanting to inquire deeper, we welcome you. Our studios are inviting, peaceful and warm. We pride ourselves on creating a tranquil Gyrotonic experience. Enjoy all that Gyrotonic has to offer at one or both of our locations: The Club at Harbor Point, Mill Valley or in magical Tiburon. The body is the most complex mechanism in existence—it is simply marvelous! B

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The Altschuler Center for Weight Loss & Wellness Novato Office: 400 Professional Center Drive, Novato, CA 94947 Greenbrae Office: 350 Bon Air Rd, Suite #1, Greenbrae, CA 94904 415-897-9800.

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We help you lose weight safely and keep it off for life. Our plans are easy to follow and structured to avoid hunger and cravings, typical on a regular diet. We offer: Personalized weight loss plans Pre-and post-pregnancy weight loss Lifestyle and motivational coaching Weight loss medications Gastric lap band fills

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When Dr. Gail Altschuler set out to lose 50 pounds, she embarked on a journey that changed her career. In her family practice, she recognized that many chronic illnesses are due to being overweight. This understanding, coupled with her own weight loss experience, inspired her to open The Altschuler Center for Weight Loss & Wellness. At The Altschuler Center, programs are designed to suit each individual's needs and are supported by one-on-one coaching with the doctor. Lipotron Body Contouring is a new service that Dr. Altschuler is excited to offer. Lipotron is non-invasive and uses radiofrequency waves for skin tightening, cellulite reduction and to selectively warm and "melt" body fat in specific target areas. A series of treatments can reduce 3-4 inches and 4-6 pounds; fat is eliminated through natural channels. Lipotron not only reduces the surface fat, but also the deeper visceral fat, which is associated with increased health risks. The Altschuler Center offers weight loss strategies useful for navigating through the challenges of everyday life. Call today for your free consultation. B


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While karate teaches self-defense, the discipline required to gain those skills fosters self-awareness of the mind, body and spirit. By participating in regular classes, students gain more conďŹ dence as they improve their balance, strengthen their core and learn the power of the breath. The abilities learned in karate are life skills that build character and stay with students their entire lives. What better place to learn than at Mojo Dojo Karate with Master Instructor Hanshi James Henry! Hanshi James is passionate about karate and comes from a family of martial arts masters. Teaching karate is his life’s calling and he revels in seeing the dierence it makes in his students’ lives. With pupils from ages 4 to 70, Hanshi James feels it’s never too late in life to learn and practice the way of peace and harmony. Besides martial arts, yoga is taught two times per week at the peaceful, spacious studio. New students can mention this ad and receive two weeks of karate training for free. B Mojo Dojo Karate, 247 Shoreline Highway #A11, Mill Valley, CA 94941. 415-306-4839.


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Community Acupuncture of Marin (CAM) is part of a growing movement of clinics that provide treatments in a peaceful group healing room rather than in private rooms. Patients pay what they can on a sliding scale of $20–$40 plus $10 on the ďŹ rst visit. Acupuncture has been a community-based medicine for most of its long history. Now, it is commonly offered in private rooms with expensive out-of-pocket rates. This can decrease patient access and treatment efficacy. Acupuncture does not need to be expensive to be eective. Treatment is most successful when given regularly and frequently—more often than insurance typically pays for. The sliding scale at CAM makes it aordable for patients to get the treatments they need to get better and stay healthy. Community Acupuncture of Marin successfully treats all kinds of pain and injuries, as well as conditions related to sleep, mood, hormones, digestion, addiction, allergies, energy, stress and more. The clinic is now oering a New Patient Visit for $10. See below. B

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The Fountain of Youth has long been searched for and never found, but it is a statement of our ability as humans to be able to peel the years off our appearance using modern inventions. Simple Radiance is just the place to fulfill this goal. They provide the most advanced technology and treatments as well as beauty products, in a friendly, professional setting. From laugh lines to crow’s feet, Simple Radiance can remedy the situation. Injection treatments such as Botox and Dysport as well as dermal fillers are a quick and easy way to set the clock back on your appearance. Renewing and restoring skin may require a deeper approach. Fortunately, Simple Radiance offers a complete spectrum of laser treatments to suit any need, from hair removal to elimination of unsightly facial spider veins, sunspots and skin tags. Sclerotherapy is available to remedy leg veins.

All services are supplied by licensed registered nurses. Simple Radiance offers a full menu of aesthetic treatments, including waxing, facials and microdermabrasion. Now you can get specially formulated beauty products to supplement the clinic’s treatments. Simple Radiance is pleased to introduce their new line of skincare products. From sunscreens to soaps, the ingredients are organic and of the finest quality. The five-product line includes rustic, handmade soaps, two types of sunscreen, moisturizer and serum. Simple Radiance soaps come in four delicious scents: Sweet Grapefruit, Lemon and Sugar, Fresh Lavender and Tangerine and Honey and are locally made. Z-Shade Sunscreen contains titanium and zinc for maximum sun protection while providing superior moisturizing in a thick and creamy lotion. 4-Shade Sunscreen has four different sunblock ingredients as well

as vitamins E, A and C to nourish the skin while keeping the sun’s rays at bay. T Replenish is a daily moisturizer with green tea extract and aloe vera, created to pamper and rejuvenate the entire body. Finally, C&E is a skin serum that contains powerful antioxidants which can repair sun damage and reverse the effects of aging. All products can be ordered through or can be purchased at Simple Radiance. As an introductory offer, purchase one C&E Serum and get 50% off T Replenish or one of the sunscreens. Simple Radiance is proud of their patient satisfaction and have won Best of Marin twice. They offer evening and weekend appointments to suit any schedule. Simple Radiance is a name you can trust in skin care. Check their website today for the latest great deals. B Simple Radiance, 5 Bon Air Road, Suite 107, Larkspur. 415-924-1334.

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Embarking on a new career can be a scary prospect. At the National Holistic Institute, students are coached and nurtured through every step of their schooling so they graduate prepared for a rewarding massage therapy career. NHI has a very comprehensive, career-oriented massage program. Students not only learn massage techniques, but also all the tools they will need to be successful after graduation. From anatomy knowledge and marketing and business skills to professionalism, study skills, and more, graduates leave fully prepared for their career. In addition, from the beginning of their studies, counselors meet with students to determine their area of interest so that the curriculum, resume preparation and externship selection can support the personal goals of each student. The core program consists of 720 hours of course work, which can be completed over 8, 10 or 12 months. This includes 56 hours of externship experience working in spas, clinics, chiropractic offices or a sports medicine setting. Graduates of the 720 hour program are proficient in various massage modalities such as Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Therapy. The additional business and science classes and clinical experience create a holistic curriculum, equipping graduates with the skills they need to work in the rapidly growing industry of massage therapy. Recently, a 400hour continuing education program was added: Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy, which is open to anyone who has

had prior training in massage therapy. The faculty is what sets NHI apart from other massage therapy programs. The instructors are passionate about their field of expertise and excited to share it with students. Many have decades of experience in massage therapy and are specialists in their chosen area. Having this kind of in-depth knowledge allows each instructor to impart key elements of different modalities as well as give a first-hand understanding of how to be a successful MT. NHI is committed to offering graduates lifetime placement support. The massage industry is growing, even in this shrinking economy, and NHI has a proven track record of placing graduates in rewarding positions with top employers such as Spa Solage, Carneros Inn and Spa Silverado. Many graduates have been so successful in their own businesses that they are now hiring other NHI grads. Get in touch today to see how National Holistic Institute can help you have work that you love. Currently the Petaluma campus is offering a Recession Special of a 50-minute massage for $20 in the student clinic. Book online today! B National Holistic Institute: 5900 Doyle Street, Emeryville 510-547-6442 1665 Market Street, San Francisco 415-861-2045 1347 Redwood Way, Petaluma 707-789-9235


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The words “hot yoga” sometimes conjure up an intimidating mental image: a sea of young, fanatically fit bodies led by a mercilessly demanding instructor. At Red Dragon Yoga, which opened eight years ago in Mill Valley and opens a second studio in San Rafael this fall, new students are often surprised to see that the “average” hot yoga devotee is anything but stereotypical. Lifelong yogis and yoginis, desk-bound professionals, soccer moms, spunky seniors, body-conscious bachelors, tattooed college students and a smaller population of human pretzels than one might imagine, all regularly share floor space at one of Red Dragon’s 35 weekly classes. “We believe in encouragement and inspiration over rigidness and rules,” says Craig Fruchter, who owns Red Dragon along with partner and wife, Stephanie Schreiber, a Bay Area yoga leader for the past 25 years. Red Dragon was the first studio in Marin to offer the complementary practices of both Bikram Yoga (the original “hot yoga”) and Power Yoga (a heated style of Vinyasa or “flow yoga”). Many students benefit from integrating both yoga styles into their regular practice. Why would such a diverse cross-section of individuals willingly spend up to 90 minutes together in a heated yoga room? The short answer: because it helps them feel good and look Pictured below: Craig Fruchter, Co-owner

better. The physical rewards of a regular yoga practice include increased strength, balance, flexibility and endurance; skin glows as circulation improves and excess pounds often disappear. Hot yoga offers other positive effects: deeper sleep, sharper mental focus, a rejuvenated spirit and even a greater capacity for patience with oneself and others. Red Dragon is not just a yoga studio but a close-knit community that is a second home to students, instructors and the owners themselves. Here they share not only their practice, but also their lives. A second Marin location opens this fall in a large, light-filled space in downtown San Rafael that will make the Red Dragon program and philosophy more accessible to students in Northern, Central and West Marin. Visit the website for more information about the studio, boutique, instructors, facilities and our new student special. “We take our practice and yours seriously, but never so seriously that we don’t enjoy ourselves along the way,” says Stephanie B Red Dragon Yoga Mill Valley, 438 Miller Ave. 415-381-3724.

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Beauty Health Fitness 07.29.11 - Section 1  

A resource to beauty health and fitness trends in Marin county.