Must Reads

September 2017 Issue

Musa Muhaiyaddeen Leads Free Lecture Series in New York- Sep 23

Musa Muhaiyaddeen (Emanuel L. Levin), who has been teaching Sufism around the world for many years, will offer a free monthly lecture series, Create Your Own Destiny, at New York New Church, 114 East 35th Street. The first lecture will be held September 23, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by Zikr, a prayer recitation. Create Your Own Destiny is a six-part series of talks, Musa ... Read More »

Show Your Trail Love in NY

by Lindsay Yoder, Program Assistant The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is comprised of member organizations and individuals dedicated to providing recreational hiking opportunities in the region, and representing the interests and concerns of the hiking community. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-directed not-for-profit service organization committed to: • Developing, building, and maintaining over 2,000 miles of trails • Protecting hiking trail lands through ... Read More »

Rodney Yee on Yoga as a Way of Life

Simple Strategies for Staying on Track Renowned yogi and international teacher Rodney Yee, of New York City, has maintained an inspired yoga practice for 37 years while juggling career obligations, fame and family life. While the benefits of yoga are increasingly well known—from stress reduction and pain management to a more limber body and inner peace—Yee is also aware of ... Read More »

Solar Heats Up

Demand Surges as Prices Fall Now is a good time to buy a solar system and get off the grid. Solar photovoltaic prices have fallen 67 percent in the last five years, reports Alexandra Hobson with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). It’s a boom period for solar—a record 14.8 gigawatts were installed last year in the U.S. Solar represented ... Read More »

Being Beauty

What Makes Us Glow Plenty of people are pretty, but haven’t yet learned how to be beautiful. They have the right look for the times, but they don’t glow. Beautiful women glow. That’s because beautiful is not about how we look on the outside; it is about what we’re made of and being “full of beauty” on the inside. Beautiful ... Read More »

TV Host Brings Transformation Event to NYC

Joshua Bloom, a quantum healer and host of “Emotionally Free TV,” will lead a workshop in his new healing modality, LifeForce Awakening, October 7 and 8 in New York City. Bloom, who previously created the modality known as Quantum Energy Transformation, says this live workshop, Ignite Your Healing Powers, will offer tools for helping people who feel overwhelmed or emotionally raw. “This workshop is profoundly transformational,” he says. “You’ll leave in a calmer, more thoughtful and peaceful state that ... Read More »

Holistic Health Retailer Celebrates One Year

Metro Drugs, which has provided fertility and compounded medicines in New York City for 26 years, is celebrating the first anniversary of its transformation to Metro Integrative Pharmacy, a comprehensive holistic health and wellness store. Metro is independently owned and has a history of providing personalized and specialized pharmacy service to the Upper East Side community. The traditional pharmacy is now complemented by a product line focused on organic, natural ... Read More »

A Conversation with Hilda Demirjian

Natural Awakenings recently sat down with Hilda Demirjian, owner of two aesthetic laser and skin care centers in Manhattan and White Plains, New York to discuss her passion for skin, education, and her proprietary skin care product line. How did you first develop interest in health and skin care? My passion for skin began in my native country, Persia, where skin care and wellness is still considered highly valuable and important. As a young ... Read More »

NewLife Expo Comes to Hotel New Yorker in October

Exhibitors from around the world are expected to participate in NYC’s next NewLife Expo, which returns to the newly renovated Hotel New Yorker (34th and 8th Avenues) October 27 through 29. They will be on hand with cutting-edge information, products and services designed to feed the mind, body and spirit, says expo founder and producer Mark Becker. “Alimtox will be back with their detoxifying foot baths, Crystal Tones ... Read More »

Natural Teeth Whitener

Natural Mouthwash Offers Safe Alternative to Tooth Whiteners The quest for a whiter smile has led to a new boom in cosmetic dental products, from over-the-counter bleaching agents to laser whitening systems. It has also led to unnecessary damage to people’s teeth, plus the potential for larger health problems, says Dr. Lewis Gross, owner of Tribeca Center for Holistic and Integrative Dentistry. “Over-the counter bleaching agents, such as whitening ... Read More »