KarmaFest Camping Weekend Comes to Pottstown


KarmaFest, a holistic, psychic and yoga festival weekend of camping and fun, returns to Pottstown for the Labor Day weekend, September 1 through 4, at Fellowship Farm. The festival will feature enlightening lectures, meditation, live music, swimming, vegan and vegetarian food, 50 to 75 interesting vendors and a full weekend of yoga. Also available will be special workshops and a children’s program.

KarmaFest was founded by Patricia Hawse in 2005, after she experienced the effects of holistic health firsthand while serving for the Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Witnessing the immediate effects of yoga and meditation to relieve tension and increase energy and balance, Hawse vowed to spread the word through a festival—KarmaFest.

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Learn HeartSpeak: Muscle Testing and Stress-Reducing Techniques

NB_HeartSpeak_AnneJensen_0817Anne Jensen, Ph.D., is the developer of the emotional healing and stress reduction tool known as HeartSpeak. This new modality is based on Jensen’s groundbreaking research showing the ability of muscle response testing to help reveal what stresses our body and triggers our mind, and to find the truth of our mind-body experience.

Jensen will teach two courses next month: Muscle Response Testing, from 2 to 5 p.m., September 22, and HeartSpeak Level 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., September 23. Both courses will be held at Montgomery Integrative Health, in Wyndmoor.

In the Level 1 training, students will be introduced to a fast, safe and scientifically sound method of mastering emotions and softening triggers. “HeartSpeak allows anyone to access deep healing simply and effectively by changing the neuroplasticity of traumas and habits and how they affect our lives,” says Jensen.

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Free Trauma and Addiction Training Co-Sponsored by Leading Treatment Centers

NB_Trauma-NewVitae-JosephTroncale_0817New Vitae Wellness Foundation and Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers are partnering to present a free training on trauma and addiction, featuring groundbreaking techniques that can be used by therapists to treat patients suffering from addiction. This presentation takes place on August 10 at the Lehigh Valley Health Network – Cedar Crest auditorium, in Allentown. Registration, networking and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with the presentation taking place from 9 to 11 a.m.

Joseph Troncale, M.D., Retreat’s corporate medical director, will discuss dealing with the trauma associated with triggering addictive behavior. A dedicated practitioner in the field of addiction for the past 35 years, Troncale is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is board certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. Troncale has authored numerous articles published in medical journals and was named Outstanding Clinician by Addiction Magazine in 2010.

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Star Advanced Medicine Focuses on Tech-Facing Aesthetics, PRP


Star Advanced Medicine, in Furlong, is a new practice that focuses on non-invasive, regenerative treatments that help to renew both internal and external vitality. Its founder, Dr. Bonnie McKinley, DO, specializes in platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), a technique used to treat a wide range of conditions, including injuries to ligaments, tendons, cartilage, joints and muscles.

Because of the positive outcomes seen by McKinley’s patients, as well as the high safety profile of each healing treatment, the practice has expanded to also include PRP for various aesthetic applications, offering a safe and effective, non-surgical option for those that want to look their best.

Star Advanced Medicine employs the latest technology, including the Diowave laser for pain relief and healing of tissues, and the Eclipse Micropen Elite, a micro-needle lauded for helping to address wrinkles, fine lines and acne scarring quickly and painlessly. Other services include non-invasive lifts, facials, hair restoration, prolotherapy injections, BioTe hormone replacement and a medically supervised weight loss program.

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Kelly Kolodney Presents Training in Discovering Your Divine Power


Kelly Kolodney, of TheAngelRaphael.com, in Doylestown, will present the live, eight-week telecourse, Birthing Your Angelic Self, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning September 28. This transformative teleconference series features personal guidance from the Angel Raphael, as channeled by Kolodney.

Each week, the Angel Raphael will engage the entire consciousness in healing a different area of the physical and etheric body in eight, 60-minute, virtual classes. “This is an amazing eight weeks of live trainings packed with divine inspiration, vibrational updates, guided meditations and personal Q&A with the Angel Raphael, guaranteed to connect with your Angelic Self,” says Kolodney. “It’s an opportunity for each individual to discover their divine power.”

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Bucks County Health and Wellness Expo Goes Back to School at Oxford Valley Mall

NB_HealthExpo_0817The Bucks County Health and Wellness Expo will take place over three days at the Oxford Valley Mall, in Langhorne, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., August 25 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 27.

Attendees will get to meet, ask questions and schedule appointments with local allopathic physicians and dentists, fitness and wellness professionals and holistic health practitioners.

The family-oriented event includes prizes, trial offers, coupons and giveaways at nearly every vendor booth, and entrants have the chance to win a “Back to School” prize pack.

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Historic Mill Hosts 5K Run and Mile Woofit Fun Walk


The Delaware River Mill Society hosts its third annual Run of the Mill 5K Race and first annual 1 Mile Woofit Fun Walk from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., July 29, at the historic Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, New Jersey.

For the first time, the event will see partnering sponsor Animal Alliance of Lambertville, New Jersey, bring adoptable dogs to walk with participants of the 1 Mile Woofit Fun Walk. Both the run and walk take place along the scenic Delaware River and Raritan Canal towpath. Onsite registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

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Weavers Way to Open Ambler Store in September


Construction on the community-owned grocery store, Weavers Way Ambler, started in May and is on schedule for its opening in September. The new store is at 217 East Butler Avenue, a few blocks east of the historic Ambler Theater. Like other Weavers Way stores, its location is easily accessible on foot and by bike in a walkable, commercial strip close to the train station.

The new store features unique highlights such as a café seating area, a full-service butcher, a large bulk department and a vast selection of prepared foods that includes roasted chickens, house-made soups, a hot bar, salad bar and made-to-order sandwiches. The store’s 10,000 square feet also houses departments for health and beauty as well pet supplies.

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Transformation Yoga Project Hosts ‘Pop-Up’ Festivals and Kirtan Artist David Newman


Throughout the month of September, area yoga studios and community partners will host “pop-up” festivals across the greater Philadelphia area as part of #Yoga Heals: A Festival of Gratitude, supporting the Transformation Yoga Project (TYP).

The festival culminates with Songs for Transformation: An Evening with David Newman, on September 29, at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford. This unique gathering will feature a trauma sensitive yoga practice, followed by a performance by Newman, who is a Philadelphia native and world-renowned kirtan and chant artist. Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $2,000.

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It’s Lavender Season at Hope Hill Farm

NB_HopeHillLavenderFarm_0717Troy and Wendy Jochems, owners of Hope Hill Lavender Farm, in Southern Schuylkill County, host various activities and will offer farm tours at 11 a.m. on Saturdays for $5 during the summer months, the best season for observing the lavender cutting and distilling process.

Highlights of the tour include explanations of drying for bouquets and culinary use, how to care for the plants and distilling on the farm; it takes 11 pounds of lavender to make one ounce of oil.


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Find Enlightenment at Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair in New Hope

NB_SolsticeExpo_0617The Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment invites participants to tune into their body, mind and spirit and experience the love of higher consciousness at the Ninth Annual Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on June 17 and 18, at New Hope Eagle Firehouse.

Guest speakers are scheduled every hour and will include presentations by Annabella Wood, John Schaeffer, Rose Moyer with Judy Kay, Thalia Alexiou, Suzanne Werfelman, Elizabeth Joyce, Corbie Mitleid, Chris Gage, Katherine Wolff, Susan Stein and Sera Hwang. Topics will range from decluttering the mind to embracing spiritual frontiers, and everything in between.

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Doylestown Food Market Presents Final FED Talk

carrotsgreens_4885567_l.jpgDoylestown Community Programs, the educational, nonprofit branch of Doylestown Food Market, presents the last talk of its FED Talks 2017 series, from 7 to 9 p.m., June 8, at Doylestown Mennonite Church. Connie Guerin, MA, MS, will present Mental Health Myths and Food Addiction.

Complimentary snacks will be provided as Guerin discusses the growing mental health epidemic and its connection to food addiction. Attendees will learn about the relationship between food and emotional states, the effect that the food industry has on mental health and how eating clean, natural food creates a sound mind and body.

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