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First Wednesday of Every Month • 6-9 p.m.

West Madison Reiki Share Group

If you are reiki level I or higher, join us the first Wednesday of every month. We’ll begin with a meditation to leave the cares of the outside world behind. We’ll share our reiki experiences and then provide each other with a reiki treatment. Donation. Loving Heart Reiki, LLC, 433 Grand Canyon Drive, Suite 2, Madison, WI 53719. Contact Teresa at 608-346-3424 or visit http://lovingheartreiki.com.


Saturdays in September

Usui and Karuna Reiki® & Reiki for Children

Reiki translates as “Universal Life-Force Energy” and is an energy system that is easy to learn and use. Classes include guided meditation, instruction, practice and a reiki attunement. Participants will learn the history of reiki, about energy and the chakras, the hand positions, and how to do reiki on themselves and others in person or distant. As a reiki student you will learn a wonderful method for centering and relaxation that is always with you which can be used easily at any time. Adult classes: $200, children’s class: $100. Loving Heart Reiki, LLC, 433 Grand Canyon Drive, Suite 2, Madison, WI 53719. Contact Teresa at 608-346-3424 or visit http://lovingheartreiki.com.


Saturday, September 7 • 3-4:30 p.m.

Whole Foods for Health and Healing with Sara Roylance

Come to a fun, light-hearted workshop where you will learn HOW we can begin healing ourselves with food! We will look at the state of nutrition in the U.S. today and what we need to look out for and avoid. You will definitely learn something new while having a good time. Nutrition can be fun! The Chakra House, 664 W. Washington Ave., Madison, 608-237-6128. Cost: $25. Register now at http://thechakrahouse.com under “Events.”


Wednesday, September 11 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Divine Magic Series: Discovering Your Life’s Purpose with Rebecca Grazulis

Discover your life’s purpose — the magical way! This is a five-part series designed for women who are ready to be the heroines of their own lives. Over the course of the fall, students will engage in classes, discussions, meditations and psychic readings that will help them tap into who they are at their deepest levels. Specific topics include: enhancing intuition, embracing spiritual principles, recognizing divine signs, discovering your unique gifts, releasing emotional blocks and stepping into your power, and creating an action plan. This class is taught by Rebecca Grazulis, psychic and the owner of Enchanted Intuitive Coaching LLC. Dates: 9/11, 10/2, 10/20, 11/6 and 12/4. Cost: $125. Contact Rebecca at 608-620-4874 for more information. Visit http://enchantedcoaching.com to register. West Side Madison location will be given upon registration.


Friday, September 13 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Astrology for Therapists, Healers and Coaches

Astrology can be a powerful tool for therapists, healers and coaches. This one-day workshop is for professionals who would like to learn more about how astrology can be used to gain insight into clients or directly help clients. The north node, Chiron and the planets reveal our deepest wounds and our soul’s strategy in using our wounds to reach our life goals. We can use your clients’ anonymous birth charts for examples of concepts. With 33 years of experience, I have many clients who are mental health professionals. My partner, Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, will also teach. No previous experience necessary. Location in Madison will be given upon registration. Visit our website at http://ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more details about Barry Kerr and Kristine. Contact Barry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register by Sept 6. Fee: $100.


Sunday, September 22 • 9 a.m.-noon

Whisper Walk & 5K

The Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance presents the Whisper Walk & 5K at McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg. There will be a 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk, Rascal Romp (children under 8), Whisper Wag (2-mile dog walk) and Virtual Walk via YouTube. See website for fees. Register online at http://wisconsinovariancancer.com.


Sunday, September 22 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Self-Protection with Crystals & Stones with Ashley Leavy

Learn methods for protecting your energy body (or that of your client) using crystals. Topics include techniques for shielding your aura from outside energies (including the Protective Cocoon Technique), methods of charging and maintaining your aura with crystals, aura repair techniques, exercises for protecting individual chakras, an introduction to protective jewelry, and stones and crystal grids for protection of your body and workspace (from negativity and electromagnetic pollution). After attending this class, you will have the option to take an exam for certification. Upon passing the exam, you will receive an email certificate of attendance and theoretical knowledge of Self-Protection Using Crystals. No experience required. The Chakra House, 664 W. Washington Ave., Madison, 608-237-6128. Cost: $50. Register now at http://thechakrahouse.com under “Events.”


Begins October 2013

Living From Your Truth (90-Day Group Program) with Tina Bensman

Living From Your Truth is a 90-day, high-level group training and mentoring program with this core theme: It doesn’t matter who you are, what you deal with or where you are going. To achieve your purpose, you must fully and TRUTHFULLY BE YOURSELF. This supportive program will guide you through a step-by-step path straight to your true self. There — your rightful position as the leader of your energy, life and higher purpose awaits you. There — you will finally Feel Like Yourself Again.

The Living From Your Truth group program is designed to lead you to your higher purpose of being by deeply and thoroughly understanding your physical, mental, emotional, relational and spiritual wants, needs, experiences and energy systems. Includes a 2-day retreat in Lake Geneva and 3 more months of fun, results-driven curriculum. Check out our website for more information and to register, http://LivingFromYourTruth.com.


Every 2nd Sunday of the month, October 13 through March 9 • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Course in Conscious Living with Barry Kerr and Kristine Gay

A commitment to this group will change your life! Learn the art of awakened living as a conscious creator of your life. This is a deeply experiential as well as educational opportunity to facilitate the birth of new possibilities in your life, while releasing old wounds, patterns and limitations that keep you stuck. Master your thoughts and emotional experiences to enhance your ability to create higher vibrations of joy, love, inspiration and happiness. Attract to yourself, friends, partners and experiences that enhance your life. This ongoing group is focused on creating a safe environment of like-minded individuals to learn the art of conscious living together. http://chooseconsciousliving.com/workshops.htm. Barry: 608-345-2470; Kristine: 608-345-3552. Limited openings. Register by Oct. 4th to get early bird rate of $600.00 for the 6-month course; thereafter, $700.00. Credit card, check or cash accepted.


Sunday, October 13 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Basic Crystal Healing Layouts with Ashley Leavy

Learn the timeless art of laying-on-of-stones. Topics covered will include fundamental layout systems utilizing quartz crystals (including the Star of David Layout), crystal layouts for the auric field, integrating energy infusion techniques with laying-on-of-stones, crystal layouts for meditation, layouts for individual chakras and layouts for common ailments (including sleep disorders, cold and flu symptoms, menopause, stress and anxiety). After attending this class, you will have the option to take an exam for certification. Upon passing the exam, you will receive an email certificate of attendance and theoretical knowledge of Basic Crystal Layouts. No experience required.The Chakra House, 664 W. Washington Ave., Madison, 608-237-6128. Cost: $50. Register now at http://thechakrahouse.com under “Events.”


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Saturday, September 28 • 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Yoga in the Park

A Mala Celebration in honor of National Yoga Month. Join us for 108 Sun Salutations in the park. Bask in the energy of the outdoors and the community of people that will come together for this energizing event. It will awaken the body and the soul.

Come for the whole morning or just for part of it. Class will be held at Cutler Park in front of the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., adjacent to downtown Waukesha. Bring a mat and other props you may desire.

For more information, contact Alyssa with Reaching Treetops Yoga for more information, 262-501-1572, http://reachingtreetopsyoga.com.

 


 

Tuesday, September 3 

• 6:00-6:30 p.m. Registration 

• 6:30-7:00 p.m. Arbonne Business Overview

• 7:00-8:00 p.m. Feeling Fit & Fabulous Health Program

Feeling Fit, Fabulous and Financially FREE

See what the excitement is all about and take control of your health and finances by becoming and Arbonne independent consultant. This opportunity may lead you to the life you’ve always wanted, are you open to the possibilities.

**Bonus program Feel Fit & Fabulous Naturally. Explore and sample Arbonne’s fit essentials, gluten- free, and vegan certified nutritionals. Ridgeway Country Club 2913 County Road II Neenah.

Reserve your seat today! Contact Becky at 920-843-1142 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Saturday, September 21 • 10 a.m.

Nancy’s Run, Rock & Stroll

Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance presents the 8th annual Nancy’s Run, Rock & Stroll at Cool Waters Pavillion at Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th Street, West Allis. Race day registration starts at 8:00 a.m. at Cool Waters Pavillion. There will be a 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk, Rascal Romp (Children under 8), Bark in the Park (2-mile dog walk) and Virtual Walk. The first 800 participants will receive a goodie bag. Registrations postmarked by September 9th include a t-shirt. See website for fees. Register online at http://wisconsinovariancancer.com.

 


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Friday, January 3 • 8:30-11 a.m.

Thursday, January 9 • 5:30-8 p.m.

Thursday, January 23 • 5:30-8 p.m.

End Hormone Havoc — Stay Sane, Slim and Sexy

Join hormone expert Randi Mann, NP, at this educational and entertaining seminar held at Wise Woman Wellness, 1480 Swan Rd., De Pere. Women only! Join us for a fun, informative look at how hormone changes affect us as we age. This seminar is designed to help women make informed choices about bioidentical hormone therapy, PMS, perimenopause, menopause and sexual health treatments to feel happy, energetic and sensual — no matter how old you are! Cost: $25 each or $20 each with a friend. To register, call 920-339-5252.


 

Tuesday, January 7 • 7-9 p.m.

Reiki Share

Join us for reiki share at Balance on Buffalo, 924 Buffalo St., Manitowoc. Held the first Tuesday of each month. All attunement levels welcome. FREE. For more information, call 920-684-8880 or visit http://balanceonbuffalo.com.


Tuesday, January 14 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Hypothyroidism — Why Do I Still Feel Bad If My Lab Results Are “Normal”?

Presented by Randi Mann, NP. Thyroid is the only hormone that affects virtually every cell in the body; thus, there are dozens of symptoms caused by hypothyroidism, including hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, depression, poor circulation, dry skin, dry hair, peeling and splitting nails, and emotional instability. A large number of women suffer from symptoms of low thyroid output (hypothyroidism), even though they test within the “normal” thyroid ranges in laboratory blood tests. The problem with the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) blood test is the normal reference range is too wide. Overreliance on the TSH level alone is one reason why so many women are told their thyroid tests are “normal” even though they feel many classic symptoms of hypothyroidism. Come learn more about thyroid imbalance signs and symptoms, testing and treatment options at Wise Woman Wellness, 1480 Swan Rd., De Pere. $15 each or $10 each with a friend. Space is limited, call to register 920-339-5252.


 

Friday, January 17 • 7-9 p.m.

Kirtan Chanting

Come chant with us at Balance on Buffalo, 924 Buffalo St., Manitowoc. Kirtan is a simple and joyful practice to calm the mind, open the heart and experience the stillness and connection and great fun! No experience needed. Kirtan is held the third Friday of each month. Donation appreciated. For more information, call 920-684-8880 or visit http://balanceonbuffalo.com.


Saturday, January 18 • 6-8 p.m.

Drum Circle

Come drum with us at Balance on Buffalo, 924 Buffalo St., Manitowoc. Held the third Saturday of each month. Led by Kathy Alby. No musical talent is needed for participation. Donation appreciated. For more information, call 920-684-8880 or visit http://balanceonbuffalo.com.


Saturday, January 18 • 9:30 a.m.-Noon

Homeopathy and Yoga for Prenatal, Pregnancy, Birth and Post-partum

Presented by: Rebecca Beringer, professional homeopath with Healing Way Homeopathy and Julie Vosters, ERYT, yoga therapist and instructor. Workshop held at Alternatives Holistic Health and Wellness Center, 612 E. Longview Dr., Appleton. $15/couple if registered by January 15; $25/couple at the door. Call 920-882-6200 to register.


 

Monday, January 20 · 6-7:30 p.m.

Your Heart–Matters, The Functional Medicine Approach to Hypertension and Cholesterol Presentation with Scott Vander Wielen, D.C.

Do you suffer from hypertension or high cholesterol? Are you interested in managing these conditions naturally? Join us for an eye-opening presentation as Dr. Vander Wielen presents the functional medicine approach to hypertension and cholesterol as taught by the Institute for Functional Medicine. Cost: Free. Location: Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center, 1486 Kenwood Drive, Menasha. Please call Christine at 920-722-2100 to reserve a seat today! Seating is limited.


 

Thursday, January 23 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

Learn practices to calm and focus the chattering mind. Learn a simple practice to use anywhere and anytime for emotional regulation. Facilitators: Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W., and Lorri Bohn, B.S.W. Held at Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, 18 Jewelers Park, Suite 210, Neenah. This workshop is FREE at this time, and includes handouts and a CD to follow after you leave the workshop. Class size is limited. Register at http://mindfulnesscenterforwellbeing.com (contact page).


 

Saturday, January 25 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Country Living & Natural Health Expo

This event is the ultimate guide on natural health & healing, upcycling, recycling, doing-it-yourself, green living and more! Learn how to eat healthier by growing & cooking your own food and how to live healthier by using home remedies & natural healing. Visit our “do-it-yourself” wing and learn how to master tasks like baking bread or candle making, plus a whole lot more. Learn about all of the natural health options available to you. Location: Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E. County Road Y, Oshkosh. More information available at http://healthylivingevents.com.


Wednesday, January 29 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Beginning Mindfulness Co-ed Group

Learn how to use mindfulness practices to improve your relationship with self and others. By learning skills that help you take responsibility for your life, you will become more comfortable from within and less reactive to others and stressful events. Learn how to “attend and befriend” fear. Let go of the need to please others by transforming limiting beliefs and take back your power. Facilitators: Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W., and Theresa Flegal, certified life coach. Held at Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, 18 Jewelers Park, Suite 210, Neenah. Group will meet six Wednesday evenings starting January 29. Fee: covered by most health insurance plans, questions call 920-722-7245. Group size is limited, register at http://mindfulnesscenterforwellbeing.com (contact page).


 

Saturday, February 1 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Aroma 101/Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy Certification

Heal yourself and others! Aromatherapy and essential oils are very powerful tools in natural health and healing. This 275-hour aromatherapy certification created by holistic health psychologist Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach is unlike any other one out there as it combines clinical, medical, folk, metaphysical and intuitive aromatherapy. Aroma 101 is a great intro to aromatherapy/essential oils and is also the prerequisite for other classes in the series. Future series dates to be scheduled for those interested in certification. For class descriptions, please visit: http://mindsoulandself.com/Aromatherapy_Classes.html. Class location: Balance on Buffalo, 924 Buffalo St., Manitowoc. To register, call 920-684-8880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Saturday, February 8 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Answers to Energy Eco Expo

The Answers to Energy Eco Expo will provide the opportunity to learn how you can make affordable, small changes in your everyday life to conserve energy, save money, and make better choices for the health of your family, community and the environment. By bringing together resources throughout the area, attendees have access to products and experts from all different areas of energy conservation, sustainability and living an eco-friendly life. Location: Shopko Hall, 1901 S. Oneida St., Green Bay. Admission: $5 for adults (13 years & older) — tickets sold at expo entrance. More information available at http://ecoexpowi.com.


Saturday, February 8 • 2-7 p.m.

Celebrating the Life of Nick Bastings

Join Community Benefit Tree and the family of Nick Bastings at Witzke’s Tavern, 1700 Oregon St., Oshkosh as they celebrate his life. After successfully battling cancer in 2005 and losing 150 pounds in 2010, Nick collapsed and died while grocery shopping on September 26, 2013. Nick’s recently purchased life insurance had not matured at the time of his death and CBT is helping his family raise money to meet his end-of-life bills. The celebration will feature 50/50 raffles, bucket raffles, kid’s area and a food bake sale. The family will donate any unused funds to Community Benefit Tree. If you are unable to attend, but would like to offer financial support, please make checks payable and mail to Community Benefit Tree, 2204 Crooks Ave., Ste. C, Kaukauna, WI 54130.


 

Saturday, February 15

Acupuncture and Doula Care for Prenatal, Pregnancy, Birth and Post-partum

Presented by: Leah Olson, certified acupuncturist at Whole Family Health, and Tiffany Vollrath, CD (DONA). Workshop held at Alternatives Holistic Health and Wellness Center, 612 E. Longview Dr., Appleton. $15/couple if registered by January 15; $25/couple at the door. Call 920-882-6200 to register.


 

Saturday, February 15 • 4-9 p.m.

Pit Stop for Sherry

Join Community Benefit Tree and the family of Sherry Sturm at Tanner’s Grill and Bar, 730 S. Railroad St., Kimberly for a celebration of support party. Sherry is 58 and has been diagnoised with breast cancer for the third time in her life. She is fighting stage 4 cancer that has spread to her brain, liver, bones and lungs. She has finished radiation and is undergoing chemotherapy. Sherry had to leave her job of 17+ years and needs assistance with medical bills and living expenses. If you are unable to attend, but would like to offer financial support, please make checks payable and mail to Community Benefit Tree, 2204 Crooks Ave., Ste. C, Kaukauna, WI 54130.


 

Saturday, March 15

Midwifery Care and Breastfeeding for Prenatal, Pregnancy, Birth and Post-partum

Presented by: Anja Farin, certified professional midwife at Appleton Community Midwives, and Vanessa Trujillo-Tenbrick, breastfeeding educator at Fox Valley Birth and Baby. Workshop held at Alternatives Holistic Health and Wellness Center, 612 E. Longview Dr., Appleton. $15/couple if registered by January 15; $25/couple at the door. Call 920-882-6200 to register.