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September Edition

Healing Music
& Yoga

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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Editor

Letter from Editor

My hope is that our readers will continue to reflect upon subjects I’ve long been captivated by—silence, bliss, the invisible vibrations and frequencies of sound and eyes of wonderment that see the world as a child does.

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Local Experts Reveal How They Capture Sublime Moments

Local Experts Reveal How They Capture Sublime Moments

By personally defining what brings happiness and meaning to our life, we take a step toward creating the habit of focusing on savoring the sweet pleasures of life before they fade.

Using Sound as Therapy for Better Health

Using Sound as Therapy for Better Health

Tibetan and crystal singing bowl meditations, drumming circles and soothing instrumental concerts are visible in numerous settings throughout Collier and Lee counties.

Ancient Aromatherapy Finds Contemporary Applications

Ancient Aromatherapy Finds Contemporary Applications

As a form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is gaining in popularity in a variety of applications such as halting antibacterial activity, improving sleep, reducing pain and nausea, mood enhancement and much more.

The World Through the Eyes and Heart of Three Local Shamans

The World Through the Eyes and Heart of Three Local Shamans

“When people start seeing and feeling things they can’t explain and others around them can’t comprehend, they begin to look for a way to deal with their experiences. Shamanism is often the answer,” says Leize Perlmutter.

Southwest Florida’s Growing Kirtan Communities

Southwest Florida’s Growing Kirtan Communities

Lately, the joyful and dynamic devotional chants of kirtan have been attracting a large number of practitioners from diverse faith traditions, filling large halls, retreat centers, and yoga studios.

The Silence of Yoga

The Silence of Yoga

Restorative yoga classes are good for quieting the mind because longer-held postures create stillness in the body.

Living in the Zero Stress Zone

Living in the Zero Stress Zone

Yoga nidra effectively resolves stress, strain and fatigue and restores youthful vitality, mental alertness and emotional balance.

The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

According to the results of several research studies published in PubMed, massage therapy has been demonstrated to be effective during pregnancy.

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Happy Furry Home

Happy Furry Home

Tips for Keeping a Pet-Friendly Home Clean

If you love to live with pets but not their dirty feet and fluff balls, here are effective strategies to keep our space—and theirs—sparkling clean.

Raising a Music Lover

Raising a Music Lover

Kids Thrive to Rhythms of Head and Heart

Adding an M for music to the three R’s boosts students’ self-confidence and bolsters not only their appreciation of music but also vocabulary and math skills.

The Secret of Sublime Living

The Secret of Sublime Living

Savoring Perfect Present Moments

When we pay attention to life’s small, sweet pleasures, we enter into sublime experiences of pure perfection.

The Modern Shaman

The Modern Shaman

Ancient Practices Heal Body and Soul

Shamanism has emerged from Earth’s jungle and forest peoples to offer contemporary society an integrative worldview with rich healing potential.

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Essel to Host Workshop on Codependency

David Essel will present a weekend workshop on how to eliminate codependency from our lives from Sept. 24 and 25, at the Premiere Executive Center, in Fort Myers.

Iridology Sessions Provide Window to Overall Health

SWFL Natural Wellness, owned by Fort Myers-based Holistic Iridologist and Detoxification Specialist Laura James, is offering new clients a discount this month on sessions which she believes are an integral part of preventative health care.

Mindfulness Institute Course in Naples

The Mindfulness Institute will conduct Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation, Part 2: Emotions, Thoughts and Awareness on Sept. 10, 17 and 24.

World Day of Prayer at Unity of Naples

The Unity of Naples World Day of Prayer Celebration will open with a service at 7 p.m., September 7, in the sanctuary.

Robed in Lavender Event in Fort Myers

Debbie Legg will lead a presentation in partnership with YOLLO Wellness and other team partners to encourage the beauty and health of women and work toward creating a trade school and crisis pregnancy center in our area on Sept. 1.

Two Events at Eyes Wide Open Center

Eyes Wide Open Center, in Bonita Springs, will host A Family Constellations workshop co-led by Tobey Burton, a pediatric occupational therapist, and Rhonda Schladand, a licensed massage therapist and life coach on Sept. 17 with more events Sept. 24-25.

Free Reiki for Pets in Bonita Springs

Karin Wolfe and Dan Gorny, both of Firefly Within, will conduct free reiki healing sessions for pets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., September 10, in Bonita Springs.

Annual Abuse Counseling and Treatment Gala Fundraiser

The Disco Ball Gala and Fine Art Auction supporting Abuse Counseling and Treatment will take place October 29 at the Harborside Event Center, in downtown Fort Myers.

Celebrate Equinox, Learn Art Journaling in Estero

The Happehatchee Center, in Estero, will host a Celebration of the Autumn Equinox from Sept. 22-25.

All-Day Retreat at Joyful Yoga & Spa

Joyful Yoga & Spa, in Bonita Springs, will host Listen In: A Silent Exploration of Ayurveda, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., September 18.

Peace Day in the Park Returns to Cape Coral

The ninth annual Peace Day in the Park, a free community gathering celebrating the International Day of Peace, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., September 18, at Jaycee Park, in Cape Coral.

Amrit Desai to Conduct Workshop in Naples

Peggy Sealfon, of Stonewater Studio, will present world-renowned Yogi Master Amrit Desai in a weekend workshop on Sept. 23-24.

National Public Lands Day at Lovers Key State Park

Thousands of people nationwide will roll up their sleeves and get a good workout in beautiful, natural settings by participating in the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day.

Open House Events at House of Gaia

The House of Gaia, in Naples, will hold a two-day Open House to highlight its fall classes and events from Sept. 16-17.

Aston Leads Five Events in Naples and Fort Myers

Kristina Aston, an Access Consciousness certified facilitator, body process facilitator and maestro, will host a series of Symphony sessions this month.

Digital Edition

Natural Awakenings Magazine SWFL (Collier, Lee Counties / Naples, Fort Myers) September 2016
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Awakening America

Celebrating 20 Years of Publishing

Sharon Bruckman shares her story.

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Local Healthy Dining Guide

Natural Awakenings Healthy Dining Guide

Natural Awakenings Healthy Dining Guide

Dining out? There are many healthy dining options abound throughout Lee and Collier counties!

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Kudos

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Lying Labels

New Term Disguises High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Healing Recipe

Cooking May Be the Future of Medicine

Kinesthetic Kids

New Desks Aid Learning via Movement

Hello Escargot

Pest Control Without Chemicals

Nuclear Advancement

Aerospace Giant Closes in on Superior Fusion Power

Fracking Water

Action Needed to Protect U.S. Drinking Water Supplies

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Vegan Diet Benefits Kids’ Heart Health

Vegan Diet Benefits Kids’ Heart Health

Promoting Plant-Based Foods for Children

Black Raspberries Bolster Heart Health

Black Raspberries Bolster Heart Health

Decrease Artery Stiffness and Repair Blood Vessels

Breast Milk Supports Preemies’ Developing Brains

Breast Milk Supports Preemies’ Developing Brains

Increases Premature Babies' Brain Sizes

MS Patients Improve with High-Tone Electrotherapy

MS Patients Improve with High-Tone Electrotherapy

Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamin C-Rich Produce Guards Against Cataracts

Vitamin C-Rich Produce Guards Against Cataracts

Certain Foods Provide Vision Protection

Astaxanthin Aids Muscle Recovery

Astaxanthin Aids Muscle Recovery

Supplement Found to Help Athletes

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