Each year on June 21, the Earth tilts 23.4 degrees toward the sun. During this time, the people living in the northern hemisphere will get most of the sun’s light, heat and energy. On June 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment (SME) invites readers to attend its 10th annual Solstice Expo and Holistic Fair, in New Hope. Attendees can tune up their mind, body and spirit while celebrating the summer solstice with guest speakers, psychics, crystals, tarot readers, energy healers and more.
The Touch Mother Earth Weekend is part festival and part learning center. Held from 5 p.m., June 1, through 8 p.m., June 3, on the peaceful grounds of Mount Eden Retreat, in Washington, New Jersey, it addresses the need to create an environment of sustainability, ensuring us a habitable home where we can all thrive.
Now in its third year, the event has grown to include an eclectic mix of 30 presenters of modern sustainability permaculture aligned with ancient healing ways. Attendees can explore transformative lectures and hands-on workshops on foraging, plant medicine, fermentation, distillation, beekeeping, gardening, glassblowing and more. They can also experience the life-enhancing benefits of reiki, aerial yoga and tai chi, in addition to expressing themselves through tribal belly dance, flow arts, hula hoop dance and nightly drum circles around the fire.
Sue Greenwald has always been passionate about new ideas, healthy lifestyles and spiritual development, “walking the talk” by teaching yoga for 17 years and becoming a certified holistic health counselor, energy healer and ordained minister. She even operated a wellness center that offered yoga, dance, healing energy treatments, massage and a variety of spiritual and self-development classes.
Qi Revolution is a three-day event designed to help attendees unlock their healing power and create their best lives. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 7 to 9 at the Somerset Cultural Center. Attendees will experience authentic qigong and will learn nutrition science and how to breathe powerfully. Continue reading →
River Valley Waldorf School (RVWS) invites families to attend its Winter Fair, a public welcome event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 9, on the school grounds, located in the small river town of Upper Black Eddy.
The event promises to be an evening of education, inspiration, connection and community with the medical and wellness professionals that are advancing the functional and integrative medicine movement within the Delaware Valley.
Local integrative health professionals are invited to the next Delaware Valley Functional Forum Meetup event from 6 to 9 p.m., November 7. The meetup will feature local guest speaker Daila Pravs, M.D., physician at Montgomery Integrative Health Group, in Wyndmoor. Dinner will be provided, with time for Q&A, large and small group discussion and networking.
“Our mission is to create an army of light workers to help change the world to a loving and healing planet. As each person awakens, our world becomes brighter. We work together instead of fighting one another. That is why we are here. That’s the premise for the Inner Light Holistic Expo—community and awakening,” adds Leeson.
Find your ambition, explore new methods of healing and connect with like-minded people at the Inner Light Expo, held annually in Pottstown. Facilitators from Inner Light Holistic Center will offer healing services, joined by other vendors that will provide opportunities to come together for learning and spiritual growth.
The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 11, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 12, at Coventry Mall, 351 West Schuylkill Road, in Pottstown. Admission, lectures and parking are all free.
AWAKEN Center for Human Evolution brings together local gifted healers and readers this month for its 5th annual Awaken Healing Expo. The expo includes an array of educational and experiential events, private sessions with healers and holistic vendors. The weekend fundraiser benefits AWAKEN and is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 11, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 12, in Newtown.
This fall’s Empowered Light Holistic Expo is just around the corner, running from 5 to 9 p.m., October 27, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 28 and 29, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, in Oaks. Plenty of free parking is available.
The expo’s focus is on holistic lifestyles, spiritual classes and personal development. “Most people feel stressed and distracted, and are looking for more connection and answers,” says the expo’s founder, Sue Greenwald. “They need healthier ways to handle the increasing stress they’re facing. The expo offers connection with new friends, new ideas and, most of all, a community where people feel supported in a fun way.”
The Celebrity Chef Farm to Table Dinner promises to be a unique celebration of Bucks County’s “growing” potential and the community that supports it. The event takes place at 5 p.m., September 17, at Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, in New Hope. Autumnal festivities will include locally sourced food, wine, beer and kombucha tastings, live music and an auction of items from the community.
“The Doylestown Food Market Farm to Table Dinner is a wonderful way to sample the bounty of Bucks County while meeting new friends and learning more about our locavore efforts with existing friends,” says Farm to Table Dinner regular Patrick Kennedy, owner of Superior Woodcraft, in Doylestown.
The Farm to Table Celebrity Chef for 2017 is Matt McPhelin of Maize Restaurant, in Perkasie, who cultivated his skills in several of Philadelphia’s award-winning restaurants before opening Maize in 2009. This year, he will dazzle dinner guests with innovative recipes based on fresh, seasonal ingredients from Bucks County farms.
Chef Matt McPhelin of Maize Restaurant, in Perkasie, will prepare a farm-to-table meal at the Celebrity Chef Farm to Table Dinner at 5 p.m., September 17, at the Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, in New Hope. The event will benefit the Doylestown Food Market. It is the market’s largest fundraiser of the year and will showcase seasonal preparations from local Bucks County farms.
McPhelin graduated with honors from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, then refined his culinary skills in the award-winning kitchens of Philadelphia’s best restaurants before opening his own restaurant in 2009. Like the Doylestown Food Market, Maize supports local farms and features innovative recipes based on fresh, seasonal, locally grown ingredients.
Area residents are invited to tour the Minimus Tiny House at Sustainable Saturdays from August 12 through October 28 at The Market at DelVal. From noon until 4 p.m., guests can see the build in progress, take a full tour of the home when completed and have an opportunity to speak with sustainability experts, project sponsors and other community members interested in a more sustainable way of living.
Designed to educate and inspire a more Earth-conscious community by reducing waste, using as few resources as possible and choosing locally sourced, non-toxic and reusable materials, Minimus serves as an educational demonstration for those seeking to integrate sustainability into their everyday living.