Health

Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman Discuss Love Your Enemies

Leading meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, Tenzin Robert Thurman will tackle the gold standard of spiritual topics from their new book Love Your Enemies, on October 14 at Friends Meetinghouse in Dupont Circle, D.C. Mixing ancient Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology and the latest neuroscience, they will address the real sources of rage and fear and offer practical solutions ... Read More »

Conscious Cooking and Enlightened Eating

On October 11 to 13, enjoy a fun, relaxing and informative weekend of hands-on cooking classes and demos, mindful eating, yoga and meditation—all designed to nourish the body, mind and spirit. Gilah Rosner, clinical pathologist turned herbalist and Debbie Arnster, integrative nutritionist and health educator, will teach you how to easily prepare delicious health-supporting foods and how to utilize nutritional principles to ... Read More »

Ageless Grace® Seminar and Educator Certification

Janie Peterson, fitness professional and national trainer, will offer a personal practice seminar, followed by educator/teacher certification, the weekend of November 15 to 17. Based upon the cutting edge science of neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to change no matter what age, the  Ageless Grace® program consists of 21 simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease. Movements are done in a ... Read More »

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 »

Cow’s Milk—Does NOT Do a Body Good

Many people visit their doctors, claiming to be intolerant, sensitive or severely allergic to cow’s milk, yet these same patients have been able to travel to France and indulge in French cheese without any symptom presentation. Cow’s milk is made up of three parts—fat or cream, whey and milk solids. The milk solids are potentially the most problematic, specifically the ... Read More »

Take a Look at Tacky Park

Not even a stone’s throw from the nation’s capitol—in fact overlapping area lines, Takoma Park is a diverse and cosmopolitan community that has the undeniable feel of a small town. Though considerably political, being in such proximity to the country’s political epicenter, and known by some as one of the most liberal cities in America, that does not deny Takoma ... Read More »

Restorative Health-Comprehensive and Balanced Healthcare

Whether conventional or holistic, one of the challenges of staying healthy is balancing the advice of different health care professionals. Restorative Health, in Tenleytown, solves much of that problem with staff trained in Eastern and Western medicine, working as a team to devise a comprehensive health plan for each patient. Think of them as a one-stop-shop healthcare provider. Founding member, ... Read More »

An Incredibly Lighter Way of Being: The Trager® Approach

How can soft touch and pleasurable rhythmic movement go so deep as to make positive permanent changes in the person receiving it? The Trager® Approach is just such a paradox. Dr. Milton Trager came up with this profoundly simple way of easing the body-mind to release its unwanted holding patterns. A  mailman and a boxer—not particularly an intellectual or a ... Read More »

The Mindful Journey of Childhood

The bumper sticker, “Childhood is a Journey Not a Race,” seems like a simple and straightforward reminder to be mindful, but we often forget to think about how profound the statement truly is. In fact, the philosophy presents a challenge to parents and educators alike. A race has a starting line and finish line and ranks participants by speed, in ... Read More »