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Program for Women Builds Confidence through Movement

For women whose poor self-esteem keeps them from reaching their goals, Celeste DeCamps offers simple advice: “If your body believes, your mind will follow.” A professional belly dancer of 25 years, DeCamps teaches women to use movement and postures to become more self-assured and successful. “If you want to change your attitude for the better, start with your body,” she ... Read More »

Who is a Natural Awakenings NYC Reader?

Meet Jason Trachtenburg Life’s mission: To spread the beneficial impact of self-health / plant-based nutrition by means of music, comedy, theater and personal interactions. Work: Playwright, songwriter, dog walker, volunteer at the 4th Street Food Co-op. Proudest achievements: My 25-year marriage to Mother Pigeon (Tina Pina), and our 25-year-old daughter, Rachel. (Also our family band’s debut CD, Vintage Slide Collections ... Read More »

Learn about Blue Rock School’s Unique Approach

Blue Rock School, an independent co-educational day school in West Nyack, NY invites parents on January 26, at 10 a.m. to hear how Blue Rock’s creative and experiential learning environment brings learning to life for students in grades kindergarten through eighth. “Come visit our charming five-acre campus,” says Admissions Director Beverly Stycos, “and see how a Blue Rock education can ... Read More »

Laser Collagen Treatments for Skin Issues

Many people notice signs of aging when skin begins to sag around the face and neck or when darker pigmentation appears. Laser collagen treatments are appropriate for men and women of all skin types and skin tones who wish to achieve dramatic results without painful surgery and lengthy recovery times. A non-invasive FDA-approved facial rejuvenation option that can produce noticeable results, laser ... Read More »

United Palace Debuts Monthly Kirtan

The United Palace of Spiritual Arts (UPSA) will debut Chant UP with Gaura Vani, a monthly world music experience of kirtan, at 3 p.m. on February 17. Kirtan is a musical form of storytelling, shared recitation and call-and-response that pairs mantra and music and creates a soulful experience for the audience, according to UPSA Program Director Arda Itez. “Chant UP ... Read More »

Eastover to Offer Regular Fasting Retreats

Yingxing Wang, co-founder of Eastover Estate and Eco-Village, the 600-acre residential retreat sanctuary in the heart of the Berkshires, just returned from Las Vegas, where she attended the A4M conference on anti-aging functional medicine. What she learned about the benefits of monthly fasting convinced her to offer a five-day, nutrient-packed fast as a standard retreat option at Eastover all year ... Read More »

Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader?

Meet Stephanie Wright Life’s mission: Is to be remembered when I die by the media for my life achievements. Work: I’m unemployed at the moment but I’m looking for a gig. Proudest Achievements: Expectations for the Future: To get married. Favorite APP: Meetup. Favorite websites:  The Meet Up Event Brite, Natural Awakenings, and employment websites. Local causes supported I support ... Read More »

Who’s a Natural Awakenings NYC Reader?

reader spotlight: Meet Jennifer Fragale Life’s mission: To live an authentic life by making decisions with the greater good in mind, not compromising my values and leading by example. Work: I create websites for individuals and small businesses, working across various industries to strategize and build digital experiences. Proudest achievements: For years it was my “lifelong goal” to be quoted ... Read More »

Open Heart Conversations at the United Palace

The Open Heart Conversations (OHC) at the United Palace of Spiritual Arts offer the opportunity to explore and experience the enduring religious and spiritual traditions with some of the world’s best-known mystics, progressive thought leaders and visionary teachers. Rev. Arda Itez, who co-hosts the monthly series along with Rev. Dr. Jose Román, says it draws inspiration from the Dalai Lama’s ... Read More »

Shared Mission to Help Fuels CBD Oil Company

In August 2017, Greg Prasker and Lee Regenbogen sat down to discuss starting a CBD oil company. Although they barely knew each other, Prasker says, they bonded over their shared sense of mission: they wanted to help people, not just make money. They shook hands, and SupHERBals was formed.“We didn’t walk into this with a huge investment,” Prasker says. “We ... Read More »