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Renowned Teachers Will Lead Eastover Workshops

Li Junfeng, Mantak Chia and Lee Holden are among the many highly regarded teachers slated to lead 2016 workshops at Eastover Estate and Retreat, a 600-acre holistic sanctuary in Lenox, Massachusetts. “Eastover is quickly becoming a major training and retreat center in the Berkshires,” says founder YingXing Wang. “We’re honored to host these world-renowned teachers.” Li Junfeng will teach “Sheng Zhen Gong: The Qigong of Unconditional Love.” This ... Read More »

Live Vessel Tumblers Turn Tap Water Alkaline

Live Vessel /Acera Liven, a series of handmade ceramic tumblers that transform ordinary tap water into alkaline water, will be available for purchase at two upcoming events in NYC: the Awaken Fair January 30-31 at Hotel Pennsylvania, and the Coffee and Tea Festival March 19-20 at the Brooklyn Expo Center. William Robinson of Live Vesselsells the tumblers, whose patented tourmaline anion ceramic glaze can raise the pH ... Read More »

The Truth about Mammograms

Faced with new research suggesting that mammography is ineffective and even harmful, more women are choosing thermography coupled with ultrasound as a safe, preventive alternative, says Patricia Bowden-Luccardi, a certified clinical thermography technician with Breast Thermography International. “Two major studies recently published in the British Medical Journal and the New England Journal of Medicine have shown that mammograms actually have done little to reduce late-stage cancer, and that up to half ... Read More »

Learn the Secrets of Natural Walking

For evidence that we do not walk properly, we only need to examine the uneven wear on the heels of our shoes. Natural Way of Living will present a workshop, “A Simple Six-Step Movement to Reawaken Your Body’s Natural Healing Abilities,” January 24 from noon to 8:30 p.m. at Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center in Forest Hills. Workshop leader Ann De Jesus Negron says ... Read More »

Winter Information Session and Campus Tour at Blue Rock School

Blue Rock School, in the Hudson Valley region of New York, invites parents interested in kindergarten through eighth grade to visit their campus on January 23 at 10 a.m. for an information session. “Come meet Blue Rock faculty and hear how our vibrant and creative learning environment nurtures children’s natural curiosity and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Discover how Blue Rock School’s unique educational approach brings learning to life,” says admissions ... Read More »

Retreat To Mexico In February

As the days grow shorter and the night grow longer, we can find it a bit tricky to navigate the darks days of winter and keep our energy levels high. Seasoned yoga teachers and kirtan singers Deva Vidya and Sharon Silverstein are leading a Heart Centered Retreat to Yelapa, Mexico, designed to help participants move gracefully through winter, accessing the light within as they embrace the light without. This retreat offers daily yoga ... Read More »

Buy Yourself Something to Smile About and Save Some Money Too!

We are entering the season when most of us are thinking about getting gifts for friends and family.  It’s nice that you have a choice — you can run around in person shopping and stay home and click until your fingers get tired!  Sadly, the person who often gets left off this list is the most important one, yourself. Here is way to make sure you do ... Read More »

Corporate Wellness And Leadership Retreat This Winter At Eastover

The time is now to cultivate a workforce skilled with 21st century competencies of executive functioning, stress management, compassionate leadership, and collaboration in increasingly diverse and fast-paced settings. Winter is ideal for reflection, rejuvenation, and goal-setting. Take this time to plan a leadership retreat for you and your core staff at Eastover’s 600-acre sanctuary in Lenox, Massachusetts, adjacent to October Mountain, minutes to Tanglewood music center and Kriplau Yoga center. ... Read More »

Safer by Design – Trusted Products for Over 25 Years

Modere—a global company specializing in safe, innovative products for personal care, health and wellness, and household care—is giving away $10 in store credit to customers who “share the love” by referring their friends to the online company. Modere products are “inspired by nature and delivered by science,” says Mist Muhammad, a wholistic social retailer for the company. “We don’t believe ... Read More »

Finding Solutions to an Age-Old Problem

By Ruth Croson-Lowney I developed acne early. By high school I was breaking out frequently—on my face, shoulders, chest and back. My self-esteem was pretty low, and of course I was self-conscious about my skin. My dermatologist gave me light treatments, tetracycline and erythromycin, and had me avoid certain foods, use special soaps and toners, and “get more sun”—all to ... Read More »