Alphabioticist David Bransky to Speak at “Food for Thought”


Alphabioticist David Bransky is slated to speak as part of Co-Opportunity Natural Foods’ “Food for Thought” speaker series on Monday, March 26 at 7 pm at the Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th Street.

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GroovyKids Yoga™ Series Held in March


LiveYoga Wellness will hold a four-week GroovyKids Yoga™ series from March 7 through March 28. The series, which is open to children from 3 to 11 years of age, will be held from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesday afternoons. The cost is $35 for the series or $10 for walk-ins each week.

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Tadasana Festival Bridging the Worlds of Yoga and Music by Beth Davis


The Tadasana Festival of Yoga and Music, to be held on the Santa Monica beachfront over Earth Day Weekend, April 20-22, is a groundbreaking global gathering of the nation’s top yoga instructors alongside a host of incredible musical talent—all in an effort to spotlight the significant role music plays in yoga. The goal is to bring the community together and spread the teachings of yoga in an accessible, digestible, fun and uplifting way.

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Break The Norms Arriving in Los Angeles


Break The Norms (BTN) will be actively conducting talks and meditation events in Los Angeles and surrounding cities starting March 2012. BTN also offers workshops and a variety of personal development programs aiming to uplift your soul and transform your overall well-being.

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Looking to Make Healthy Food Adjustments?


One key to staying lean and avoiding extra weight begins with proper meal planning. Planning ahead whether you are going to work, eating out, or anticipate a stressful day will help you stay on track. Below are situations that can be overcome by proper planning:

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May I Be Frank: A Story of Transformation and Gratitude by Jaime L. Mitchell


Until recently, Frank Ferrante never imagined that his life of drugs, disease and excess would become a story of transformation. Now 60 years old, this Brooklyn native of Sicilian descent never dreamed that a few years ago, at age 54 and weighing nearly 300 pounds, he would agree to a 42-day journey of transformation that included following a vegan diet (which he knew nothing about), receiving colon cleansing, and looking in the mirror to affirm his “radiant beauty.” But what audiences learn after watching May I Be Frank, the recent documentary about his life, is that transformation can happen to anyone at any time, and that anything is possible.

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Gnosis and the Pursuit of Happiness by Dalf Wale

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The term gnosis is the Greek word for knowledge, but not just intellectual knowledge; it refers to knowledge that comes from personal experience that elevates the human spirit to a divine level. This ancient spiritual tradition represents the basis of most major religious and spiritual movements, including Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.

The word religion come from re-ligare, in Latin, meaning the “re-union” of man with the divine, and the purpose of gnosis has always been as a method of self-discovery to help anyone achieve this ultimate aim of these religions. As a method to develop self-discipline and psychological stability, gnosis provides a way to arrive at genuine inner tranquility without the need to rely on anything or anyone other than ourselves.

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Lynn Andrews Training Session Launches in February

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Lynn Andrews, The New York Times bestselling author of the Medicine Woman book series, has announced the launch of a new Sacred Arts training program at Lynn Andrews Center for Sacred Arts and Training (LACSAT). Founded in 1996, LACSAT offers a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Health Sciences with a concentration in Sacred Arts Training in conjunction with the University of Natural Medicine, located in Sante Fe, New Mexico.