Empowered You, Empowered Money Raises Up Professional Women and Entrepreneurs

EmpoweredYouHeidi Garis, founder of Tap Into Abundance Now, will host Empowered You, Empowered Money from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 13. This full-day workshop will give professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners an opportunity to explore how they can energetically and practically move into greater empowerment with money and prosperity.

The program will include dynamic energy work sessions led by Garis, including EFT/tapping, vibrational frequency meditation and guided visualization. “The aim of the work is to release limiting stories and move past deep fears and old wounds that may be keeping us small and stuck,” explains Garis. The day will be interactive and experiential, with an opportunity for participants to share their own personal stories and receive personalized facilitation.

Garis will be joined by several guest business experts that will present practi-cal ways to gain greater clarity and confidence in professional endeavors.

Natural Awakenings magazine of Bucks and Montgomery County will co-sponsor the event. Publisher Karen G. Meshkov adds, “It’s so important for me personally, and for the business owners that we work with, that as women we are able to honor and value what we do and who we are, in all aspects of our business and personal lives.

”Location: TBD. For more information, call 215-453-1418, email Heidi@TapIntoAbundanceNow.com or visit EmpoweredYouEvent.com. See ad, page 11.

Richboro Heal Your Heart From Loss Offers an Opportunity to Connect and Move Beyond Grief

HeartHandsHeal_15632487_sThe Richboro Heal Your Heart from Loss organization will provide two forums in April to facilitate healing conversations among those suffering from the loss of a loved one. The forums will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 6 and April 20, at the Free Library of Northampton Township, in Richboro.

Organizer Donna Glatz’s husband, Bill Glatz, was tragically murdered during an attempted armed robbery of the family’s jewelry store on Rising Sun Avenue in 2010. Through the grieving process that followed his passing, Glatz discovered that her beloved was still with her in many ways, and through that connection, she found the power to heal herself and others.

“I want to provide a safe space to tell my story, and for me to hear others’ stories. This is that space, and I look forward to meeting those who plan to attend,” shares Glatz.

Location: 25 Upper Holland Rd., Richboro. Free Library of Northampton Township provides location, but not sponsorship, of this event. For more information, email healyourheart8@gmail.com. Dates and times will be posted in the Natural Awakenings calendar each month.

Get to Know LifeAligned: Free Community Events Offer Opportunities to Survey Unique Center in Warrington

EB_LifeAligned-AndrewPersky_0416LifeAligned Upper Cervical Treatment Center, a new center specializing in gentle, precise head realignment, will host a series of free events this month.

Readers are invited to a movie night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 5, where they can meet LifeAligned founder Dr. Andrew Persky, DC, enjoy healthy snacks, learn more about upper cervical treatments and tour the facility. An open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 17, where attendees can register to win a free examination and imaging study. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 26, “An Evening with Dr. Persky” will offer interesting exploration of current health issues.

LifeAligned treatment is a highly specialized, non-surgical, gentle and safe procedure designed to realign the cranio-cervical junction and upper cervical spine where the base of the skull and brain connect to the rest of the body.  Published research and advanced imaging have provided new insight into how misalignment of the head can cause troubling health issues in certain individuals.

EB_LifeAligned-2_0416LifeAligned illustration“Upper cervical treatment is one of the best kept secrets in healthcare,” says Persky, noting that the treatment is significantly different from standard chiropractic.  The tide is turning, however, and former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon (with dementia) and talk show host Montel Williams (with multiple sclerosis) have both endorsed the treatment, citing profound improvement in the quality of their lives.

Persky, who trained in Georgia, is grateful for the opportunity to bring his work to the Philadelphia area. “This is exciting, state-of-the-art medicine, and most importantly it has the power to heal people for whom relief has been inaccessible. I’m looking forward to both meeting and serving the community here.”

Location: 1432 Easton Rd., Ste. 4A, Warrington. For more information, call 215-491-4200, email Info@LifeAlignedHealth.com or visit LifeAlignedHealth.com. See ad, page 13.

Bucks County Health Coach Gina Forgione Opens Two New Office Locations

GinaForgione_0416In Balance Health Coaches announces its grand opening of two office locations in Langhorne and Doylestown.

In Balance’s founder and director, Gina Forgione, is a certified health and wellness coach, certified nutritionist and graduate of the renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), in New York City, as well as a member of the International Association of Health Coaches. Forgione was in the medical field for 17 years before pursuing her passion for functional, integrative wellness.

Forgione’s philosophy of nutrition focuses on a person’s unique “primary plate”—the relationship between food, stress, career, relationships, exercise and spirituality. “If things aren’t organized on that plate, the diet will never succeed,” she explains, adding, “Bioindividuality is also a factor.” In addition to assisting with weight loss, Forgione helps people with diabetes, kidney and renal conditions, lymphatic issues and candida, among others.

“It’s a nice, gentle way of making lifestyle change,” says Forgione of her three-,six- and nine-month programs. “We gradually introduce clean-eating food choices that will crowd out poorer food choices. We are careful not to spook people with too much change too fast.” She also offers elimination diets for people experiencing high levels of inflammation.

To celebrate the grand opening, clients who sign up before April 30 will receive $100 off of the core program fee.

Locations: Wood Lane Professional Centre, 1262 Wood Ln., Ste. 206, Langhorne, and Park Terrace, 275 Main St., Ste. 10, Doylestown. For more information, call 267-767-3973, email InBalanceHealthCoaches2@gmail.com or visit InBalanceHealthCoaches.com. See ad, page 35.

‘Embracing the Deep Mystery of Wholeness’ Event Series by Dr. Susan Burger, Featuring Body Psychologist Philip Shepherd

NewSelfNewWorld-01Dr. Susan Burger and The Moonbeam Initiative will present Embracing the Deep Mystery of Wholeness, a series of thought provoking events focused on what keeps us feeling separate from each other, and how to break through into a new paradigm of living. The series will culminate in a weekend workshop featuring special guests, classes, presentations, music and meditation on June 25 and 26 at the James Lorah Auditorium, in Doylestown.

“We use terms like oneness, wholeness, and divine intelligence and say ‘we are all connected’,” says Burger, founder and director of Dr. Susan Burger’s Vitality Center, a multi-practitioner wellness center in Morrisville. “But what do we really mean, and how do we live and embody this truth? Are these just metaphysical terms or are they backed by science?” she asks, adding, “This journey is not for those who are comfortable with the status quo.”

The series will kick off this month with Friday night movie screenings at the Dr. Susan Burger Vitality Center.  Black Whole will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 8, and a double feature, Animate Earth and Plants Behaving Badly will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22.

PhilipShepherdFeatured guests at the June 25 and 26 weekend conference will include acclaimed body psychologist Philip Shepherd, author of New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty-First Century, presenting one of his signature workshops, Radical Wholeness. Also presenting will be Charles Gilchrist, mandala and sacred geometry artist, and Gabriel Cavazos, a bio-environmental designer, along with Dr. Burger and others.

Massage therapists can qualify for six CE credits with Philip Shepherd. A mandala workbook will be provided with Charles Gilchrist.

Location: Friday night movies and events are held at Dr.Susan Burger’s Vitality Center, 300 W. Trenton Ave., Ste. 200, Morrisville. The weekend workshop in June will be held at the James Lorah Auditorium, 132 N. Main St., Doylestown.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 215-736-3803 or visit LiveWithVitality.com. See ad, page 8

Whole Body Yoga Offers Free GloYoga and More to Honor the Teen Experience

WholeBodyYoga_GirlIsolated.fwWhole Body Yoga will present “Teen Lives Matter”, a series of free yoga classes especially designed to meet the needs of teens.

The program will kick off with a special GloYoga class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 1. GloYoga classes are glow-in-the-dark yoga classes where participants wear neon clothing, glow stick necklaces and bracelets and practice under neon and black lights. The subsequent classes will meet at 3 p.m. on each Sunday in April, beginning April 3. These classes with be hatha style, focusing on basic postures and breathing exercises, and will be appropriate for beginners as well as teens that are more experienced with yoga practice.

“Teens are faced with so much stress, and many of them are desperate for ways to release and relax away from their phones. We wanted to create a safe space for young women and young men to be able to come and have fun and decompress in a healthy way,” says Whole Body owner and senior yoga teacher Patty Ferry.

Location: 403 E. Walnut St., North Wales. For more information, call 215-661-0510 or visit WholeBodyYogaStudio.com.  See listing, page 34

Life’s Path Offers Regression-Based Hypnotherapy in Quakertown

LifesPathLogoLife’s Path Hypnotherapy, a Quakertown-based practice, is now providing regression hypnotherapy sessions. An introduction to the work will be presented at a workshop, Past Life Regression: Glimpse Into Your Past, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 8 at Greenshire Arts Consortium.

In regression hypnotherapy, subjects enter a very natural, deeply relaxed state. By connecting to the subconscious part of their minds, clients recall memories from their past that they might otherwise not be able to remember.

A Life’s Path practitioner shares, “In their everyday, hectic lives, when most of their daily tasks involve conscious analyzing and reasoning, most people cannot access the triggering events or incidents that may be impacting their life. This work allows us to touch into those underlying experiences and understand the hidden influences the subconscious may be holding.” She adds, “When we can connect with our knowledgeable subconscious and learn about these energetic imprints, it enables us to heal and to experience life in a new way.”

Location: Greenshire Arts Consortium is located at 3620 Sterner Mill Road in Quakertown. Cost $40. To register, please call 215-538-0976, email Info@GreenshireArts.org or visit GreenshireArts.org. For more information or to schedule a session with Life’s Path, call 610-972-0400 or email LifesPath41@yahoo.com. See ad, page 16.

Yoga, Music and More at Namas Day Spring Yoga Festival

EB_NamasDay-4_0416_creditJoeLongoPhotographyThe Namas Day yoga festival returns to Philadelphia April 23. The day-long event will take place from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the WHYY building on Independence Mall, 150 North Sixth Street, in downtown Philadelphia. Held biannually, Namas Day is a locally produced yoga and health event that features a blend of classes, music and meditation led by area instructors from Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and the surrounding areas. The April event marks the seventh Namas Day in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Attendees can choose among many programs, including vinyasa “flow”, kundalini, bhakti, mantra, meditation and mindfulness-based practices, and lecture discussions. All levels and interests are welcome, and attendees can build their own schedule when they register.

EB_NamasDay-5_0416_creditJoeLongoPhotographyFeatured presenters include Coral Brown, yogini and frequent contributor to Yoga Journal ; Tymi Howard, vinyasa pioneer and founder of Florida’s Guruv Yoga Studios; and touring Kirtan artist Girish. Other presenters include Daniel Cordua, Erick Dupree, Joe Longo, Allison Sobel, Natalie Levin and DJ Nate Spross of the Yoga Music Project.

A yoga-oriented marketplace will offer gear and products, including yoga mats and clothing, organically made soaps and oils, locally produced kombucha and business services for yoga studio owners.

“The combination of the right music at the right time and the wonderful teachers makes Namas Day a really great experience,” says Philly Area Yoga and Namas Day founder Mary Fetterman.

Cost: $133 for four workshop sessions, $75 for half-day passes or $45 for individual workshops. For more information on attending or sponsorship, call 484-947-6072, email Mary Fetterman at Mary@MyAreaYoga.com, or visit NamasDayPhilly.com and PhillyAreaYoga.com. See ad, page 2.

C’mon! Get Happy Hour Launches Free Workshops from Inner Spa

MakeupKit_32588944_sInner Spa will offer a series of free workshops at 6:30 p.m. on alternating Monday evenings throughout the spring.

The Wellness Toolkit Workshops begin April 11 and will feature a variety of topics to help attendees develop new practices and perspectives that will enhance full-bodied wellness as the seasons change. The series kicks off with C’mon! Get Happy Hour, where attendees can learn practical tips to blend relaxation and joy into everyday living. The series continues every other Monday with such topics as Detoxification 101; Transitioning from SAD; Get Your Fiber Fill; Healthy Tummy, Healthy Body; and Natural Tools and Techniques.

Inner Spa owner and colon hydrotherapist Cathy Windland shares, “Learning is good for the soul and your overall wellness. We look forward to coming together as a community and having fun as we improve our health.”

Free refreshments will be served.

Inner Spa is located at 4 Terry Dr., Ste. 12, Newtown. Workshop locations TBD.  Reservations are requested. For more information, call 219-968-9000 or visit InnerSpa.org. See ad, page 26

Anahata Yoga and Wellness Center Hosts Teacher Training Info Session

Anahata YogaAnahata Yoga and Wellness Center will host a free information session about its upcoming 200-Hour Anahata Yoga Teacher Training (AYTT) program from 11 a.m. until noon on March 5, at its Harleysville studio.
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Doylestown Food Market Presents Just Eat It

dtown market just eat itDoylestown Food Market will present the first feature of its annual Farm Fresh Film Series at 7 p.m. on March 10, at the County Theater, in Doylestown. Just Eat It, a documentary about food waste, traces the experiences of the filmmakers, who, after learning of the billions of dollars’ worth of food that is tossed out each year in North America, pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on foods that would otherwise have been thrown away.
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Multifaceted Practitioner Teaches Ancient Art of Face Reading

art gutkinArt Gutkin, founder of Medintuitive Holistic Healing Center, will present a Mein Shiang seminar and learning session from 2 to 4 p.m., on March 20, at the Medintuitive Center, in North Wales.

Participants will learn the basics of this 3,000-year-old Chinese art, developed by the Taoist monks. Useful to practitioners and laypeople alike, Mein Shiang allows the face reader to understand the personality of the individual through observation of the lines of the face, shape of the lips, eyes, ears, nose and various other facial features.
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