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Gaia's Essence Conference

The seventh annual Gaia’s Essence Women’s Wellness Conference will be held September 19, from noon until 8 p.m., at Islandia Marriott, in Islandia. For the past six years, the event has been a source of empowerment for women on Long Island. This year’s theme, Your Perception, Your Reality, reminds us of the importance of our beliefs in creating the world ... Read More »

People Pedal Power

  If a community has seen a growth in cycling accidents, has few safety education programs in place or road- way infrastructure isn’t biker-friendly, individuals can take action. Dan Moser, a Southwest Florida transportation safety consultant, sug- gests forming alliances with non-bikers to approach civic leaders: “Consider including pedestrian accommodations and frame the issue as one of everyone having access ... Read More »

Inversions and Transitions with Jenya Raytses

This workshop, to be held at Breathe N Flow Yoga studio, in Freeport, on August 1 from 2 to 4 p.m., is for beginner- and intermediate-level students. The workshop will cover in detail the proper ways of alignment and transitions into and from headstand variations A, B and possibly other more advanced options. The same principles will be applied to ... Read More »

An Avocado a Day Keeps Bad Cholesterol Away

Reduces Risk of Artery Hardening Research published by the Journal of the American Heart Association has determined that just one avocado a day can significantly reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), a type of cholesterol carrier known to increase the risk of hardening of the arteries. The researchers tested 45 overweight adults between 21 and 70 years old that followed an average American diet ... Read More »

Flexing Our Muscles

Weightlifting Makes Us Fit, Healthy and Self-Confident DEBRA MELANI Women who shy away from the traditionally male-centric weight rooms might want to reconsider. Standing their ground amid the deadlift bars and iron plates could lead to a host of unimagined benefits. Research has found that among other things, hoisting dumbbells can amp up the fat burn, ward off some common ... Read More »

Q&A with Two Long Island BNF Yoga Teacher Training Graduates

by Gina Marie Cronin Many yoga practitioners have thought … and thought … and thought some more about taking a teacher training certification program. It’s something that people put off for a host of reasons, including time, money or fear of the unknown. Both Ann Marie Fitzsimmons and Brian Petschauer were in a state of hesitation, too, before starting the ... Read More »

Love Your Greens!

New Ways to Prepare these Nutritional Powerhouses NAVA ATLAS For seasonal eaters, farm market shoppers and members of community supported agriculture, vegetable greens have become a normal part of everyday diets. Recognized as the most nutrient-rich group of veggies, they deliver multiple benefits. Greens are a top source of vitamin K, essential to bone health, and are abundant in vitamins ... Read More »

Anti-Gravity Yoga Boot Camp

Love to “fly”? If so, then this March 21 workshop may be for you! From 3 to 5 p.m., Lauren VanDeinse, of Emerge Yoga & Wellness, is leading a two-hour “core-burning, sweat-dripping, flying-fun” workshop. In this workshop, students will be encouraged through a series of sequences specifically designed to strengthen the entire body. VanDeinse firmly believes in the liberation of the mind and spirit through ... Read More »

Emerge Yoga & Wellness Teacher Training

Have you personally felt the transformational effects of yoga and are in a place where you want to give back and share what you’ve experienced with others? Or, perhaps, you’re simply looking to learn more by delving further into the intricacies of the practice and expanding it fully into your everyday life. Teacher training provides a platform for both personal development and ... Read More »

Michael Berlin, DC, Introduces Club Reduce

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“What’s making me fat?” That’s an ongoing question posed by many Americans today. Is it hormones? The gut? Stress? Lack of exercise? Toxins? The type of food being consumed? Perhaps all of it. Many Long Islanders are searching for a healthy, all-natural way to finally lose weight. Owner of the Family Wellness Center, in Plainview, Michael Berlin, DC, hopes he has ... Read More »