Sai Maa Shines on Philly this Summer

EB_SaiMaa_0816Sai Maa, an international spiritual master and humanitarian leader whose global headquarters is located in Denver, will return to Philadelphia from August 26 to 28 for a program titled Conscious Living: From Reaction to Creation. A highlight of the weekend will be a free opportunity for hundreds to receive Darshan—a rare gift from an enlightened master — at 5 p.m. on August 27. Participants may choose to attend these transformative programs a la carte or to attend the full weekend experience.

Other events held during the weekend are Enlightened Conversations with Sai Maa, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., August 26; From Reaction to Creation, a workshop with Maa’s teachers, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 27; and Transform Myself, Transform the World workshop, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 28. Special discounts are available for weekend programs through August 13, and for first-time attendees and students.

During Darshan, participants experience an intimate, enlightened moment with Maa, a spiritual master whose powerful presence embodies pure divinity. Maa’s divine presence brings them into communion with their own spiritual essence and gifts them with a healing grace.

This extraordinary weekend event will provide diverse and powerful learnings that will help attendees actively create how they experience every moment of life. They will be inspired with a much deeper understanding of themselves, a newfound peace of mind and a renewed inner strength.

Full schedule of events and costs can be found online. Location: Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia. For more information, visit Sai-Maa.com/en/2016tour. August 2016

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions with Hypnosis

by Barry Wolfson

wolfsonMany folks choose the new year as a time to make a new start. Most of us make New Year’s resolutions, yet almost none of us keep them. Although we are usually very sincere, the problem is that we try to tough it out alone, using sheer willpower. However, many of the resolutions involve long-term habits and are difficult to change without help.
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Health and Nourishment Charity Seeks Volunteers

Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), a nonprofit organization that cooks and delivers nutritious, medically appropriate meals, invites new volunteers to join a compassionate group of caring citizens. New volunteer orientation will take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on January 27.
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Eat, Live, Love the GMO-Free Way

gmo free paGMO Free PA and Brad’s Raw Foods will hold a Valentine’s Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., February 15, in Pipersville, to create awareness about the effect of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the health of humans, animals and the environment.
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Maintaining Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

by Patricia McDougall

patricia mcdougallIt’s that time of year again. Brand new calendar, holidays are a memory, it’s time for a fresh start. Perhaps the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, often attempted with unused gym memberships and diets that quickly fade.
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Heal the Past to Heal the Present

tina frazierTina Frazier, hypnotherapist and spiritual mentor, joins the staff of the Greenshire Arts Consortium, in Quakertown, beginning with hosting two workshops in February. With other Greenshire staff, Frazier will facilitate workshops about how to recognize past issues that have been holding us captive, and how to use specific techniques to heal and neutralize those issues.
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Bikram Yoga Comes to Doylestown

molly mitnickLocated at the Shoppes at Blueberry Hill, at 1717 S. Easton Road, Doylestown, Bikram Yoga Doylestown is due to open its doors in mid-January. The studio will offer eighteen classes per week. One-on-one sessions will also be available.
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Crossfit Summa Holds Grand Opening

herman hughesCrossfit Summa will hold their grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 11 at 4099 Landisville Road in Doylestown. Along with their members, co-owners Matt Herman and Blake Hughes will be available to answer questions.
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Letter from Publisher, January 2014

This issue marks both the start of a new year and a milestone in the history of Natural Awakenings. Our 90 publishers in communities around the country (plus Puerto Rico), thousands of advertisers and current monthly readership of nearly 4 million are celebrating the magazine’s 20 years in publication (more on page 16).

headshotAs I reflect on the expanding natural health and sustainable living community the magazine represents and serves, I am deeply grateful for every business owner, manager and practitioner with whom I have forged a relationship and who believes in the greater mission of Natural Awakenings.
I am excited about the prospect of meeting many more of you in the coming year. It’s humbling to consider how many readers’ lives might be changed by something they read here. In my travels around town, I have met innumerable strangers that have told me they have learned something in our pages that has helped them or a loved one. Common threads are: “I love your magazine”; “I learn so much from this”; “I always pick it up and read it cover to cover”; “I keep my issues.” I reply that I am happy for their progress because the magazine is for them—for all of you. Continue reading