Events

calendarofevents -  JULY/AUGUST 2014

Note: All Calendar events must be received via email or online by  August 8 for the September  issue of Natural Awakenings.  $15/Event Calendar or Ongoing Calendar listing. $30/PlanAhead Events, $69 MarkYourCalendar. Qualified, free community wide events are listed for free as space is available. Email calendar@nolahealthyliving.com for guidelines and to submit entries. No phone calls please.

JULY

 

TUESDAY, JULY 29

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program – 12:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Chiropractic Health Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr. Free. Reservations required: 504-454-2000.

 

AUGUST  

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

Deep Tissue Massage Clinic –12:45 & 2:15pm. (also 8/6, 13, 20 & 22) Help students with their education at the student massage clinic. Deep tissue is muscle specific and really works out the kinks. $30/by appointment. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info: 504-293-0972

Walter Luebeck Workshops –  (8/1 thru 8/4) Walter Luebeck returns to New Orleans to teach two classes: Working with the Layateyan Crystal and Meet the Holy Animals. For cost and details of classes call 504-909-3723.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Saturday Morning Massage Clinic – 9:15 & 10:45am. NMT 8/22 & 30, Swedish massage 8/9 & 23. Help students with their education at the student massage clinic. $30. By appt. only. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie.  504-293-0972.

The Big Latch On NOLA – 10am. An annual August community event to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding women gather to ‘latch on’ for one minute. Participants and volunteer supporters of breastfeeding welcome. ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St, NOLA. Reg: 504-596-6540 or erin@ZukaBaby.com.

First Degree Reiki Class – 11am-7pm. (2-day –8/2 & 3) w/Reiki Master Elizabeth Ohmer Pellegrin. Reiki promotes and accelerates healing of the body, mind and spirit. Learn to do Reiki for yourself and others. No experience needed. Private classes and retreats on request. Pre-registration required. $250. Info/registration: 504-376-8518 or text 504-388-2356.

Saving the Tchefuncta River Fundraiser – 7-11pm. Featuring Groovy 7 Band, food by 20 local restaurants and silent auction. Tickets: $75/person or $800 for 8-top table reservation, which includes premium liquor and variety of goodies for the table. For tickets call 985-845-9200.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

Conscious Connected Breathing Experience – 11am-1:30pm. Facilitated by Jack Fontana. Limited space. Cost $54. In the New Orleans Healing Center. Register at 504-453-9161.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program – 5:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Chiropractic Health Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr. Free. Reservations required: 504-454-2000.

Deep Tissue Massage Clinic –6:15 & 7:45pm. (also 8/28) Help students with their education at the student massage clinic. Deep tissue is muscle specific and really works out the kinks. $30/by appointment. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info: 504-293-0972

Correlation Between Stress, Diet and Dis-ease – 7pm. Paul Martinez, M.Ed and Brenda Aranda, LCSW will facilitate an indpeth look at the connection between the body, stress level and diet, with holistic ways to bring balance into one’s life.  $20 suggested Donation. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Blvd, Metairie. Info:  504-885-7575.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

Wednesday Night Class w/ Cindy Daigle – 6:30-8:30pm.  (Also 8/20) Learn exercises based on ancient Egyptian initiations, opening the heart, throat and third eye chakras. $10 suggested donation. Journey into Wellness Center, 3939 Houma Blvd, bld 3, Ste 15, Metairie. Info: Cindy Daigle 504-931-6494.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

La Leche League NOLA – 6pm. (also 8/20 @ 9am) Special Toddler Meeting 7/10. LLL Meetings are open to all women interested in breastfeeding and are a chance to learn, have questions answered, receive help and benefit from community with other breastfeeding mothers. ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St, NOLA. Info: LLLofNewOrleans@gmail.com.

Swedish Massage Clinic – 6:15 & 7:45pm. (also 8/14)). Help students with their education at the student massage clinic. Swedish is good for overall relaxation & increasing flexibility. $30/by appointment only. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info: 504-293-0972.

Baby Food Making Class at Touro Infirmary– 6pm. Nutritionist Julie Fortenberry and guest speaker Erin Reho Pelias, owner of ZukaBaby, present baby food making and basics of introducing solids. Tastings and drawing for a Beaba Pro Baby Food Maker. Limited space. Validated parking.  Info & to register: 504-897-8500.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Swedish Massage Clinic – 12:45 & 2:155pm. (also 8/15 & 29)). Help students with their education at the student massage clinic. Swedish is good for overall relaxation & increasing flexibility. $30/by appointment only. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info: 504-293-0972.

Spirit Gallery – 7-10pm. AnnMarie Touchette offers spirit gallery to individuals wishing to receive messages from loved ones who have crossed over. Table tipping and séances used as tools. $20/person or $30 for 2. Open to the public. Location: Metaphysical Resource Center, 1708 Lake Ave, Metairie. For info: 504-708-8353

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Heat Loving Plants – 9am-noon.  2nd Saturday program with speaker at 10am – Steve Murphy of Sunrise Trading Co. discusses plants that thrive in hot climates. For sale at greenhouse: succulents, cacti, tropicals and semi-tropicals. Parkway Prtners, 1137 Baronne St, NOLA.

Earth, Wind & Wave NIA Dance Jam – 9:30-11am. A celebration in creative movement, imagery & whole-body vibrancy. A high-energy, low-impact workout using positive body awareness, movement & music. No comparisons or competition. Teachers: Carolyn burns, Jeanne Andrus & others. Womens Center for Healing, Abita Springs. info@WomensCenterForHealing.org  or 985-892-8111.

Adult Brain Injury Survivors Support Group – 1-4pm. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month in the Piccadilly Cafeteria’s private meeting room, 2609 Jefferson Hwy, Old Jefferson.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Designing A Home Practice That Sticks– 3-5:30pm. How to start a home practice, carving out time in a busy life,  and which poses to do. All levels welcome. Bring notebook & pen. $30 or $25 by 8/6. Wild Lotus Downtown in NOHC, 2372, St Claude Ave. Info: 504-899-0047.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

2020 Moms Project - 6pm. A monthly meeting  sponsored by Nola Nesting Doulas and Fussy Baby Network for new moms to discuss challenges and feelings about caring for an infant. ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St, NOLA. Info: Kimberly@zukababy.com

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

“Mommy, I’m Home” Parenting Course – 9am. (birth – 6 months 8/12; 7-12 months 8/26) These interactive parent/child classes are designed to give insight to developmental expectations for the first year of life and to provide activities to stimulate learning. $20/class or $30/two classes. ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St, NOLA. To register call: 504-596-6540.

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program – 12:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Chiropractic Health Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr. Free. Reservations required: 504-454-2000.

Clear the Clutter-Get Organized – 5:30-7pm. Overwhelmed with clutter? Clutter expert Stasia Cyme’s presentation will help to gain new insights and create an action plan that will provide immediate relief & a sense of control. Free event at Pearl Wine Co, 3700 Orleans Ave. RSVP 504-920-1800.

Neuromuscular Therapy Clinic –6:15 & 7:45pm. (also 8/19 & 26). Help students with their education at the student massage clinic. NMT is a partial body massage focused on a specific problem area. $30/by appointment only. Blue Cliff College, Clearview Mall, across from food court, Metairie. Info: 504-293-0972.

Holistic Education Monthly Meeting/Metairie − 6:30-7:30pm. Sponsored by Holistic Center for Health & Healing, Inc. Speaker: Gail Gillespie, Emotional Freedom Technique – tapping out emotional and physical pain. Free/open to public. Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Rd, Metairie. Info: 504-812-1332.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

La Leche League/Jefferson – 11am-noon. Meets 2nd Wed each month. Open to all women interested in breastfeeding. Learn more, ask questions and benefit from a community of breastfeeding mothers. Free. Healthy snacks to share welcome. Destination Maternity meeting room, Causeway & 17th St, Metairie. Info: 504-952-3951 or Chaplain.K@hotmail.com

Visit AHA! – 6-8pm. Affordable Healing Arts hosts the Faubourg Marigny Associations’s Meet The Neighbors night. An opportunity to meet AHA healing practitioners, who will offer demos of their techniques. Nosh and beverages will be served. AHA at the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave, NOLA. affordablehealingarts@gmail.com

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

Second Degree Reiki Class – Inquire for further dates/time with Reiki Master Elizabeth Ohmer Pellegrin. Oku Den (The Deeper Knowledge) is available for Reiki Students with 6 months experience in Usui Shiki Ryoho. For private classes and residential retreat information call 504-376-8518 or 504-388-2356 text.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Cloth Diapers 101 – 9am. (also 8/28 at 6pm) Learn about modern cloth diapers, pros/cons, how to care for them, hands on demonstrations, handouts. Cost: $20. Receive a $20 coupon off a purchase of $100. ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St, NOLA. Reg: 504-596-6540 or erin@ZukaBaby.com

Paint Drop-Off – 10am-2pm. Drop off old latex paint to The Green Project at Hollygrove Market and Farm, 8301 Olive St, NOLA.

First Degree Reiki Class – 11am-7pm. (2-day –8/16 & 17) w/Reiki Master Elizabeth Ohmer Pellegrin. Reiki promotes and accelerates healing of the body, mind and spirit. Learn to do Reiki for yourself and others. No experience needed. Private classes and retreats on request. Pre-registration required. $250. Info/registration: 504-376-8518 or text 504-388-2356.

Metaphysical Fair and Healing Fair – noon-6pm. Featuring mediums, psychics, healers, astrology readings, aura photography and rune readings, crystals, Biomat, essential oils, jewelry and more. Parking in front. Free admission. Metaphysical Resource Center, 1708 Lake Ave, Metairie. Parking in rear. Info 504-708-8353.

Free the Hips Workshop – 1-4.  Warm up with hip-opening flows from the Kali Ray Tri-Yoga system followed by sustained postures to increase flexibility and release tension in the hips. Open to all levels. $35 or $30 by 8/12. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown, 4842 Perrier St, NOLA. Info: 504-899-0047.

Sunset at the Landing – 6-9pm. Free concert series from March through October on the 3rd Saturday. Bring chairs and refreshments. Located at the foot of Columbia St, downtown Covington.

Maori Healers Workshop – Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Dr., New Orleans. For details and registration call Cindy Daigle 504-931-6494.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

Jewels, Baby! – 2-4pm. Angela Davis, international professional storyteller and world minister, will guide participants on a soul journey in an interactive playshop, where they receive jewels of ancient wisdom to accomplish their most cherished desires. By donation. Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation. Info@WomensCenterForHealing.org or 985-892-8111.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program – 5:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Chiropractic Health Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr. Free. Reservations required: 504-454-2000.

Basic Meditation Techniques – 7pm. An instructional evening with experienced facilitators Paul Martinez, M.Ed and Brenda Aranda, LCSW, on everything one ever wanted to about meditation, including purpose, benefits and techniques. Suggested donation $20. Unity of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Blvd (behind Parran’s PoBoys). Info:  504-885-7575.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Friday Night Yoga Jam – 6-7:15pm. Inspiring vinyasa flow practice guided by Vera and accompanied by the live grooves of DJ Tom Harvey spinning a mix of electronic fusion, kirtan, dub & downtempo. Reg class price plus tips for DJ. Wild Lotus Yoga Uptown, 4842 Perrier St, NOLA. Info: 504-899-0047.

Light Language 1 and 2 Workshops – Light Language 1 on 8/22 – 6:30-9:30pm.  Light Language 2 is a 2-day workshop on 8/23 & 24. Learn to use colored light and Sacred Geometry to create clear messages. Journey into Wellness, 3939 Houma Blvd, Bld 3, Ste 15. Reg & info: Cindy Daigle 504-931-6494.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

Get Your Tune Up! Fundraiser – 10am-7pm on 8/23 and 11am-5pm on 8/24. Shine Spa + Specialities and the Tipitina’s foundation partner for a 2-day event.  10% of proceeds from services booked and gift cards sold donated  to provide instruments to area school bands . $250 gift basket drawing.  421 N. Carrollton Ave, NOLA. Book at 504-486-0999.

First Degree Reiki Class – 11am-7pm. (2-day –8/23 & 24) w/Reiki Master Elizabeth Ohmer Pellegrin. Reiki promotes and accelerates healing of the body, mind and spirit. Learn to do Reiki for yourself and others. No experience needed. Private classes and retreats on request. Pre-registration required. $250. Info/registration: 504-376-8518 or text 504-388-2356.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program – 12:30pm. Dr. Debbi Hannan presents: The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Chiropractic Health Center, 101 Clearview Pkwy at Airline Dr. Free. Reservations required: 504-454-2000.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28

2014 Science & Technology Event – A day of panel discussions at Xavier University presented by LEDA Educational Foundation, examining trends, breakthroughs and future impact of science and technology, including economic impacts. $100 for day panels only, $150 includes a networking dinner at Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Info: Rene Rosenthal 504-339-0520.

Healing Drumming Circle – 6:45-8pm. Led by Terry Rappold, Jamie Balser & Rick Poche. Drumming is effective in raising one’s vibrational level – connecting us to rhythms all around us and within. Bring a drum, if have one. Some extra drums available. Metaphysical Resource Center, 1708 Lake Ave, Metairie. $10. Info: 504-812-1332.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

First Degree Reiki Class – 11am-7pm. (2-day –8/30 & 31) w/Reiki Master Elizabeth Ohmer Pellegrin. Reiki promotes and accelerates healing of the body, mind and spirit. Learn to do Reiki for yourself and others. No experience needed. Private classes and retreats on request. Pre-registration required. $250. Info/registration: 504-376-8518 or text 504-388-2356.