Articles from: July 2012

Publishers Letter. Aug 2012


Dear Natural Awakenings Readers and Friends,

Here we are in the high tides of summer, enjoying the warmth and the ebb and flow of mother natures hot days and stormy nights.  As you make time to enjoy the summer and the freedoms it has to offer, I would like for you to take the time to get out to a park, kick your shoes off and connect with the earth we walk on, inspired by the article Barefootin': It Grounds Us, on page 22.  With the hustle and bustle we face on city streets running through crowds of people, up and down subway stairs, how many times do we make the time to take our shoes off and reap the earth's energy for wellness in an outdoor place that will allow us to do so?

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What New Yorkers Do For Summer Fun


Summer in the city has been idolized since the 1966 billboard hit song with the same title recorded by The Lovin' Spoonful.  In this eccentric place we call New York, there are certain pleasures that only New Yorkers can claim.  Here are some of them to get your summer juices flowing, from our Natural Awakenings readers!

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Interview with Power Pilates in Chelsea


Located right in Chelsea, the Power Pilates method encompasses more than 500 controlled, precise movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscle without adding bulk.  Natural Awakenings asks Power Pilates what they offer for our readers…

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Wu Tao Dance in NYC


Wu Tao, or The Dancing Way, is a dance-based therapy that balances and harmonizes the flow of Qi (life-force energy in the body) with its foundations in Chinese Medicine. It is a system of healing with a wholistic philosophy and practice that restores balance on all levels and can be done at any age and it’s coming to the US for the first time.

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Convenient, Affordable Life Coaching at Recharge Retreats


Recharge Retreats and Awakened Life Yoga School in Mahopac now offers life coaching for those who want to expand and enrich their lives. Recharge Retreats is a personal development organization that offers restorative retreats, self-development intensives and yoga teacher certification courses. The addition of life coaching enhances the company’s ability to offer a well-rounded approach to more balanced and harmonious living.

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How Corporations can use the “Art of Dance” as a Team Building exercise for Employees


Numerous methods are used by corporations to motivate their employees such as motivational speakers or weekend retreats.  Current trends are for physical activities, such as yoga or tai chi. Many corporate buildings are now equipped with employee exercise facilities.  A new and upcoming way to eliminate stress and to motivate employees is through the use of dance. 

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6 Safe and Healthy Nutrition Tips for Summer


Summer is here! It’s time to enjoy outings with your friends and loved ones at the park, the beach or around the campfire. While we cherish these events, don’t let poor nutrition choices ruin your event – or your health – this summer. Our family medicine doctor, Thomas Goforth, is just as passionate about nutrition as I am. So we sat down and talked about our top tips to keep you safe and healthy this summer around food and beverages.

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August Retreat in the Colorado Rockies


Come where it’s ‘cool’ in the summer! A 6-day retreat August 16 to 21, this event includes excursions to Rocky Mountain National Park, Hot Springs, Devil’s Thumb, the Byers Peak area, and more. It is the perfect answer to a healthy, holistic get-away with adventure for all. Let ‘Neat Retreats’ do all the planning and leave the stress behind! 

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Summer and Fall Wellness Retreats in the Catskills


Wellness Retreats NY is offering individualized programs for weight loss, fitness and wellness this summer and fall in New York’s northern Catskill Mountains. The six-day programs, which are medically supervised, will take place at the Scribner Hollow Lodge from July to October. They include therapeutic bodywork, acupuncture, daily walks and exercise classes, water aerobics and healthful food-preparation classes.

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Angelically Guided Healing Classes Now Forming


The Lightworkers Healing Method (LHM) is a healing system with an exceptional goal: to align us with our soul’s life purpose. It improves the present by working with past and future lives in a uniquely powerful process. LHM applies to any arena of life: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, and interpersonal issues. Nothing is off limits.

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