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Rose Wellness Provides a Fully Integrative Approach to Wellness and Healing

by Samantha Hudgins Sushma Hirani, M.D., a family medicine practitioner, has been practicing integrative medicine using the best of conventional and alternative medicine techniques for the past 11 years. Hirani was motivated to open her practice when working with patients with chronic diseases. She started Rose Wellness Center, an integrative medicine clinic in Oakton, Virginia, in 2014, to expand the ... Read More »

New Ways of Creating Community at the Lovelight Festival

by Robin Fillmore If the past is any indication of what is to come at this year’s Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival, to be held August 18 to 20, in Darlington, Maryland, attendees will be helping to shape a new community that is built on wisdom, sharing, art, profoundly touching music, as well as yoga. The idea for festival came ... Read More »

Vegan Events Coming to Baltimore

Thrive Baltimore, a vegan community center and event space, is hosting a Vegan Food Fest from noon to 5 p.m. on June 10, in the Charles North neighborhood of the city. With 15 food vendors hand-selected for their culinary abilities, attendees are sure to have plenty of delicious options for drinks, entrées and desserts. The following month, the Vegan SoulFest ... Read More »

Children’s Yoga and Meditation Class

One Breath at a Time, Mindful Living and Wellness Services will be teaching a children’s yoga and mindful living class at the Oneness Yoga Festival. The class will be held at two times: from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and then at 3 to 3:30 p.m. on June 24 at Yards Park, in Washington, D.C. The children’s class and many other ... Read More »

Enrollment Period Open for Local Montessori School

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was an Italian physician who designed a method of education by observing young children and how they learn. Her extensive early childhood research, which is supported by modern research, revealed that children experience sensitive periods for learning during their early years. They easily learn particular skills during the corresponding sensitive periods, more so than at any ... Read More »

Symposium on Nutritional Genomics in Clinical Practice

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in partnership with the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association (MNDA) is offering an inaugural symposium Nutritional Genomics in Clinical Practice. This evolving field emphasizes the critical intersection of nutrition and genetic expression. The symposium will be held June 23 to 25, at MUIH’s campus in Laurel. The symposium will center specifically on translating nutrigenomics information ... Read More »

Dancing Jaguar’s Spirit Camp

Dancing Jaguar’s Spirit Camp is a fun, five-day program that empowers children to tune into their inner worlds. Humans are made up of mind, body and spirit, yet in our society, children’s minds and bodies are nurtured, and their spirits are often neglected.  This summer camp, designed for children ages 5 to 10, assists children to connect to their spirit—that ... Read More »

Celebrating Yoga, Community and Wholeness

All are welcome to the ninth annual Love Your Body Yoga Festival—a day filled with activities for the whole family, including live music, complimentary massages, energy healing demonstrations, healthy food and drink samples. The event, hosted by Beloved Yoga, brings together yoga studios and wellness centers from all over Northern Virginia. The festival takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ... Read More »

Viva La Vegan in Rockville

Dawson’s Market is helping everyone enjoy Meatless Mondays just a little bit easier these days. Starting May 1, the store invites to try out some great new reasons to go without meat and dairy products. This free event will take place the first Monday of the month, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the store in Rockville. In addition to ... Read More »

Fun Fundraiser at DC Brau

Beer and babies are two of life’s greatest things. On May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m., come out for the debut episode of 650,000 Hours—a new web series on the real-life heroes who make America great. Author and host Ken Budd will combine the two with a Beer and Babies Diaper Donation Party to benefit the DC Diaper Bank, ... Read More »