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Mind-Body Week Supporting New Treatment of Pain

There is a new medical standard of care for the treatment of pain, and it does not involve medications or surgery.  This revolution in health care, Healing Pain with Mind/Body Therapies: Self Care Modalities of Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi/Chi Gong, is the theme of Mind-Body Week, D.C. to be held April 17 to 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, The ... Read More »

Nutrition and Health Workshop Series with Personal Consultation

Understanding healthy eating has become more and more confusing for anyone interested in improving their health. Join Julie Wendt, M.S. Integrative Health and Nutrition, for a four-part series that will clarify which foods support healthy weight and how to integrate them into your lifestyle. Wendt will also discuss lifestyle habits that support health and improve quality of life. The series ... Read More »

Oneness-Family School Offers Parent Tours, Montessori and Mindfulness for Children

Area parents are invited to Oneness-Family School on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to learn about the school’s time-tested Montessori and mindfulness curricula that sustain each child’s optimal development from age two through middle school. This local international school uses the term “peace academy” to describe how its emphasis on individual learning, both academic and social, respects each child’s uniqueness and ... Read More »

Two-Hour Asana Practice and Intention Setting Workshop

New Year’s Eve is a beautiful opportunity to sit and reflect on the year that has passed, the lessons that were learned and also to set clear goals and intentions for what will manifest in the New Year. Join Nya Alemayhu for a 2-hour practice and intention setting workshop on December 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Buddha B Yoga Center in Washington, ... Read More »

Winter Classes Offered for Reducing Stress with Mindfulness

The George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine is now accepting registrations for the eight-week course “Reducing Stress with Mindfulness”, which begins January 25. This experiential learning program teaches new skills for managing stress and pain with an emphasis on body-centered practices that awaken awareness of the present moment. Learning occurs through guided activities and the interactions of the participants with ... Read More »

Film Screening on Electromagnetic Fields in Arlington

The film, Mobilize, will screen at an event sponsored by the Center for Safer Wireless. The film was nominated for the Best Documentary Award along with Citizen Hearst and True Son at the California Independent Film Festival. The screening will take place on Friday, January 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Drive in ... Read More »

Ruiz to Speak on New Book Tour

Don Jose Ruiz, New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery and Ripples of Wisdom,is combining an upcoming U.S. speaking tour with book signings of his latest work, My Good Friend the Rattlesnake: Stories of Loss, Truth, and Transformation. The event is designed to lead participants in an evening of their own self-discovery as ... Read More »

Mind-Body Week Returns

The Mindfulness Center will once again host Mind-Body Week, D.C.  This year’s theme is “Treating Pain with Mind-Body Therapies: Self-Care Modalities of Meditation, Yoga and Tai-Chi/Qigong”. Mind-Body Week, D.C. will be held April 17 to 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Center and at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda. On Friday, presentations will feature prominent researchers, including Dr. Sara Lazar ... Read More »

Campaign to end Pesticides in MoCo

Safe Grow Montgomery is pleased that lawmakers have listened to residents, businesses and organizations across Montgomery County concerning unwanted exposure to harmful lawn pesticides. The bill proposes to restrict the use of certain harmful synthetic lawn pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides and others used for non-essential aesthetic purposes on manicured grasses. It will still allow pesticide use for agriculture, invasive species, ... Read More »

Ready to Become a Yoga Teacher?

Casey Health is excited to offer a unique yoga teacher training program, beginning in January 2015. Casey Health is an integrative primary care medical practice featuring traditional and non-allopathic treatment modalities, including yoga and yoga therapy. Committed to preparing yoga teachers with a deep-seated knowledge of and commitment to the practice and teaching of yoga, their program offers 200-hour Iyengar ... Read More »