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New Approach to Skin Care Is Life-Changing

by Iva T. Hoop When I first visited Dr. Mariana Boneva in 2011, I was having major breakouts and was willing to do anything to get my clear skin back. A friend had given me very credible reasons to visit Dr. Boneva, calling her a miracle worker. I wasn’t sure about that—I’d heard that cystic acne could take years to ... Read More »

Body-Mind-Spirit Expo Returns to Tarrytown

The Awaken Wellness Fair, the tri-state area’s oldest body-mind-spirit-green expo, will return to Tarrytown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 24, at the DoubleTree Hotel at 455 South Broadway. While the fair has grown from 42 attendees in 2002 to nearly 1,000 in recent years, its mission has remained the same, says founder Paula Caracappa, CEO of PPC Group LLC. “For 14 years, this ... Read More »

Green Festival Expo

Celebrate Earth Day at the 5th annual New York Green Festival April 15-17th at the Javits Convention Center. Find everything you need to live a healthier, more sustainable life, from the latest technology and all-natural products to chemical- free household supplies and a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian, non-GMO, organic and artisanal food and beverages. Enjoy free cooking demos, ... Read More »

The Clean Bedroom Unveils More Affordable Mattresses

The Clean Bedroom has added a new, more affordable, innerspring mattress line to its product array: the Naturally Organic Classic, Ergo, and Luxe models. Each line features organic and natural components and is engineered to provide a healthy night’s sleep on a mattress with a more traditional feel and look than the rest of the company’s offerings. The Naturally Organic brand has been exclusive to The Clean Bedroom ... Read More »

Psychic Offers Workshop on Talking to Animals Intuitively

Psychic Joan Carra will offer a workshop, Talking to Animals Intuitively, from 1 to 3 p.m., May 1, at Aum Shanti Bookshop, located at 226 East 14th Street. “People have special bonds with animals,” Carra says. “Their eyes and hearts speak to us. The word animal is derived from the Greek term anima, which means spirit. The universe is interconnected, and we can learn to ... Read More »

Chakra Healing and Meditation Workshop with Expert from India

Smita Jayakar, a chakra healing and meditation expert from India, will lead a workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 7, at 286 5th Avenue. “Participants will learn about the chakra system and techniques to tune in to and open up the seven energy centers of the subtle body for a vibrant and balanced mind, body and soul,” says ... Read More »

Refining Your Instrument Through Alexander Technique

For decades, Alexander Technique has been studied by performers and musicians wishing to achieve greater ease and effortlessness. However, to the majority of people, it is still unknown, and some people who may have heard of it probably misunderstand what it is about. What is Alexander Technique? And really, do we need yet another method to understand ourselves or how we are living? If you took piano lessons as a child, ... Read More »

Two-Day Life Coaching Certification Course

Sifu Karl Romain, a certified professional coach and certified master trainer who has appeared on “Oprah” and “Dr. Oz,” will lead a certification course for aspiring life and business coaches April 30 and May 1 through Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching in New York City. Fowler Academy was created by educator Berry Fowler, founder of Sylvan Learning Centers, who has been coaching and teaching others to ... Read More »

Curing Tooth Decay through Diet and Saliva Buffering

Measuring the buffering capacity of saliva is a simple, inexpensive way to identify systemic and oral disease, but the test is vastly underused, says Dr. Lewis Gross, director of the Tribeca Center for Holistic and Integrative Dentistry. Gross offers free saliva pH tests: the more alkaline the saliva, the better it buffers against decay, he says. “Normal saliva has a pH of 7.2, but only in a more alkaline environment can teeth and bone remineralize and naturally cure incipient ... Read More »

Eileen Fisher Learning Lab Offers Spring Workshops and Events

The Learning Lab, created by clothing designer Eileen Fisher as “a place for people to create positive change in their lives from the inside out,” will offer motivational workshops this spring focused on subjects such as life purpose, happiness, leadership, trust and embodiment. “The Learning Lab brings people together for deeper experiences of connection and inquiry,” Fisher says. “Everything we offer is an opportunity to get curious, access wisdom ... Read More »