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Tending the Heart Fire Retreat with Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is coming to our area to offer a weekend retreat, Living in Rhythm with the Pulse of Life: A Rasa Vinyasa Transformative Retreat, in which participants from across the country will come to experience depth, renewal and cultivation of inner passion, inspiration and the capacity for living love. The retreat, offered by Ananda Shala, a full spectrum mind-body ... Read More »

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Greater Washington

Over the years, students come seeking yoga for physical and emotional well-being, never mentioning their need for relief from traumatic experiences—malicious relationships, disastrous accidents, debilitating military service or devastating diagnoses. One-by-one, their yoga practice becomes a source of hope and healing, with a dedication to overcoming trauma, under the gentle guidance of a skilled, supportive teacher. The Washington area is ... Read More »

Hay House Offers a Life Changing Convention in Washington D.C.

For those searching for the inspiration and guidance needed to face today’s personal, political and financial challenges, look no further than Hay House’s annual I Can Do It!® (ICDI) conference, September 28-29, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This one-of-a-kind transformational summit is an opportunity to revitalize the soul, enlighten the mind and spirit, and obtain creative ... Read More »

Cross-Country Tour to Highlight GMO Labeling Kicks Off in D.C.

On August 5, 17 activists will set out on a cross-country 3,300 mile journey from the nation’s capital to Seattle, Washington for what is being called the Are We Eating Fishy Food Tour. The tour features five mutant GMO art cars fitted with large roof-mounted sculptures, carrying information about the need for labeling on genetically modified organisms (GMO). The tour ... Read More »

Acupuncturist Now Offers Two Locations

Adam Miramon, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. has opened a treatment office in downtown Washington, D.C. to better serve his patients. The new office is located at 2311 M Street NW, Suite 401 – five blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro and six blocks from Dupont Circle Metro. The space is in the established medical practice of Dr. Moody Mustafa. Miramon has office hours ... Read More »

Treating the Individual Rather Than the Disease

After a long career as a board certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. John Pan, had a different idea of how to treat his patients. Conventional medical practice begins by looking at a patient’s symptoms. Drawing on the rich and sacred traditions of the world’s best healing practices, Pan decided to turn that notion on its head. The starting ... Read More »

Phoenix Bikes Raises Up Old Bikes and Young People

Phoenix Bikes, a financially and environmentally sustainable nonprofit bike shop in Arlington, empowers local youth to become social entrepreneurs through direct participation iN its community programs. Their programs are designed to teach youth how to restore out-of-service bikes as they work their way toward earning their own bike. In the process, they build free bicycles for needy people in the ... Read More »

Things are Growing at Common Good City Farm

Common Good City Farm, in the heart of LeDroit Park, is green with new shoots of asparagus and leafy lettuce. Sitting on a half acre amidst old row homes and a new playground, the residents of this diverse neighborhood have found the farm to be an oasis for fresh vegetables and herbs. For the past five years, what used to be ... Read More »

Body Smith Gym Inspires Neighborhood Growth

For 15 years, BodySmith Personal Training had been a fixture within the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods, providing private studio personal training to a multitude of clients in the DC area. Today, it has moved into a brand new and expanded location, giving life to BodySmith Gym. Owner, Stuart Smith began his career as a personal trainer and quickly realized ... Read More »

Medical Cannabis in the District

In 2010, the District of Columbia (DC) became one of 18 states to legalize the use of marijuana (cannabis). Although Amendment Act B18-622 was passed with a 13—0 vote, qualified DC residents were unable to obtain medical marijuana until April 2013, when Capital City Care became the first licensed DC medical cannabis distribution center. It is now anticipated that several ... Read More »