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The Folk Herbalism Resurgence: A Conversation With Kiva Rose

The Medicine Woman’s Roots is one of the most informative and beautiful sources for everything related to folk herbalism, bioregionalism and land-based living there is, a real celebration of all that plants awaken in us as individuals and as a community.

The Most Important Thing You’re Not Discussing With Your Doctor

The idea that health care should be patient-centered sounds obvious, but what does that mean?

How To Get Rid Of Lice

While medicated shampoos are touted as the best way to get rid of head lice, you have to decide whether you really want to slather your child’s hair up with pesticides, especially when they may not kill the lice and there are other effective alternatives.

How Planned Parenthood Has Helped Millions Of Women, Including Me

Planned Parenthood has allowed generations of low-income women to survive childbirth, to combat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to plan their pregnancies.

Sustainable Medicine: A Conversation With Didi Pershouse

We not only have developed a system of medicine that assumes you can cure one part of your body while poisoning another, but we have been told to accept that disconnection as a precondition for getting well. Didi Pershouse is part of a growing movement challenging this disconnection.

A Letter To Free Fire Cider Supporters From Rosemary Gladstar

It’s time to stand up in support of Free Fire Cider for all!

5 Alternative Health Treatments For Pets

Whether you’re looking to improve your pet’s overall health, their quality of life or correct a specific problem, these alternative treatments could help.

Depression Is The New Obesity For The Heart

According to a recently published report in the Atherosclerosis journal, depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity.

Integrative Medicine: An Interview With Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

Dr. Tieraona LowDog is an advocate for health care that is compassionate, effective, equitable, and environmentally conscious.

Boost Your Immunity To Extend Your Life

If you tend to be someone who gets sick a lot, or if diseases seem to run in your family, take positive steps towards boosting your immunity to live a longer life.

Garlic: An All-Star Winter Remedy

Garlic (Allium sativum) is one of our most versatile medicines, providing respiratory, immune, digestive and cardiovascular support.

Rendezvous With Pain Relief

Read all about the world of natural healing options for pain relief in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Spirit of Change.

Natural Pain Relief Remedies Help Chronic Pain Sufferers Avoid Opiate Side Effects

By treating the body and the person as an integrated whole, holistic practitioners seek to help their patients boost the immune system, prevent disease and relieve pain naturally.

What Does The Environment Have To Do With Diseases That Affect The Immune System?

The rise in recent decades of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis suggests that factors in the environment are contributing.

Stomach Acid Suppressing Meds Causing Infections And Serious Health Problems

The use of proton-pump inhibitors for acid-related symptoms and disorders is extensive but they can actually cause the very type of symptoms that they’re intended to prevent if you stop taking them.

Rehabilitation Options For Healing Addiction

Once an addict gets tired and does not want to be addicted anymore, there are rehab options available to make that big life change.

How Does Reiki Increase Your Energy Vibration And Why Does It Matter?

We all feel and respond, to each others’ vibrations, even if we’re not aware of it. It is the reason why we may be drawn to certain people, or repelled by them. But why should we care whether or not we are operating at a higher vibration?

How To Heal Yourself Naturally

Whether you have been diagnosed with a new condition or just haven't been feeling like yourself lately, there is no substitute for natural, low-impact healing solutions.

In 2017, More Antibiotics Will Be Consumed By Farm Animals Than Humans

Governments around the world consider antimicrobial-resistant bacteria a major and growing threat to public health.

Thirteen Ways To Avoid Free Radicals During The Holiday Season

Traditional holiday meals, laden with salt, fat and sugar, can increase the amount of free radicals, or molecules with unattached electrons, in the body, which can do serious cellular damage.

Parkinson's Starts In The Gut

Parkinson’s disease may be triggered by gut microbes, according to a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) study that points to probiotics as a potential therapy for the disease.

5 Tips For Beginner Yogis

If you are just beginning your yoga practice or are considering taking it up and want to learn more, here are 5 tips to help keep you happy, healthy, and on the track to success.

Curcumin Reduces Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression Even In People With Major Depression

Curcumin, the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice Turmeric, has been found to be effective in reducing depression and symptoms of anxiety even in people with major depressive disorders.

How To Give Your Canine Companion The TLC They Deserve

Next to our kids, dogs and cats are most likely the greatest investment we make in terms of our time, wallet, and our hearts — especially for those of us who do not have children.

How Far Has The Medical Profession Fallen From The Hippocratic Oath?

The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history. While the classical oath calls for “the opposite” of pleasure and fame for those who transgress the oath, fewer than half of oaths taken today insist the taker be held accountable for keeping the pledge.

The Big A-Z List Of Complementary And Alternative Therapies

After years spent watching people close to us suffer with the symptoms of various medical conditions, we were stunned by the positive effects complementary and alternative therapies had on their health and wellness.

End Pharma Liability Shield Endangering Public Health And Human Rights

Another sign that autonomy and civil liberties are being threatened in America is the recently proposed change to public health law published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Journal Of Natural Healing Is New For 2017

If you’ve healed with natural medicine, someone else could benefit from reading your experience. Add to this valuable database of natural healing information and help shift the healthcare paradigm.

6 Natural Herbs To Prevent Mental Disorders

Stress, insomnia, and genetics all contribute to hormonal imbalances and this may result in a number of mental diseases and disorders. Many of nature's herbs contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can counter and prevent several ailments which deteriorate mental health.

Understanding Acidosis

Acidosis is a potentially serious condition that occurs when the body’s pH balance is upset, resulting in a weakened internal environment that renders one susceptible to disease.

Is A Wealthy Heart A Healthy Heart?

While poverty has supposedly declined in the United States and worldwide in recent years, the rate of chronic disease has climbed and is expected to continue to do so.

The Essential Tips You Need To Know About The Alkaline Diet

Exaggerated claims abound in the weight loss industry, and it's no surprise that the alkaline diet is meeting a lot of resistance. Many people are suspicious because they think that there is no thing as a one-size-fits-all diet.

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness In Question

Flu season is rapidly approaching and, with it, constant reminders to get vaccinated. This despite the fact that mounting research suggests this approach to flu prevention may be ill advised for long-term health, and doesn't actually work in the first place.

Your Daily Caffeine Fix Can Ward Off Dementia

Having another senior moment? The cure may lie in a steaming mug of coffee. Daily consumption of drinks containing caffeine could help in the fight against dementia, a new study has claimed.

Top 12 Foods That Prevent Breast Cancer

No healthy diet is fool-proof against cancer, but research suggests that more than any supplement or vitamin, getting certain nutrients through eating whole foods can help block tumors.

American Academy Of Pediatrics Issues New Recommendations To Reduce Exposure To Cell Phones

Nation’s largest group of children’s doctors responds to new government study linking cell phone radiation to cancer…

Give Your Complexion A Helping Hand As You Age

Taking good care of your skin and using a few techniques to slow down the effects of aging will let your natural beauty shine through, whatever your age.

Confirming Big Pharma Fears, Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Laws Decrease Opioid Use

It is of little wonder that Big Pharma has been exposed actively undermining efforts to legalize marijuana, after new research on Thursday found a drop in the use of opioid painkillers in that states that allow people to treat pain with good, ol' Mary Jane.

Water — The Elixir Of Life

Water covers seventy percent of Earth, yet only one percent is available as drinking water, and much of that is of questionable quality.

What You’re Not Being Told About Zika But Need To Know

As you may recall, the Zika virus made big headlines back in January and February when the Brazilian government blamed Zika-carrying mosquitoes for an uptick in reports of microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with unusually small heads.

14 Ways To Lower Your Insulin Levels

Taking steps to increase your insulin sensitivity and decrease your insulin levels may help you lose weight, lower your risk of disease and increase your quality of life.

FDA Bans Triclosan And 18 Other Ingredients In Antibacterial Soap

We've become a nation of germaphobes, washing regularly with antibacterial soap, but the Food and Drug Administration has finally said knock it off.

Doctors Should Stop Treating Patients And Start Serving Customers

While doctors might like to think they are above the crass realities of sales, commissions, and customer retention, they are not. Here are a few things they may want to consider.

Family First Aid Kit: Natural Antibiotics

Having a family first aid kit with natural antibiotics can really make a difference when you need one. You’ve got yours all sorted out, yeah? Or you’re going to put one together this week?

Why ‘Useless’ Surgery Is Still Popular

Doctors have been using your mind for decades to help you feel better. Also known as the placebo effect, using pills and therapies known to have no effect on the body can sometimes have a significant effect on your health and wellness.

Take Action Now To Help Oppose Massachusetts SB 2461

SB 2461 is a draconian bill that seeks to mandate the licensure of all bodyworkers in MA and prohibit the use of the title “bodywork” by practitioners without the new license.

Diagnose, Treat, And Cure All Disease With Traditional Indian Holistic Therapies

The human body is a latticework of energies vibrating at different frequencies, encompassing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects.

Creative Responses To The Pains Of Change

We can avoid neither pain nor change, inevitable factors in our human condition. However, there is always a way through these factors and the possibility to come out better, not worse, by transforming negative energies into something more life sustaining.

Integrative Medicine: The New Model For Primary Care

Author of The Allergy Solution, Dr. Galland wants patients back in charge of their health.

Musings: Your Body Is Alive And Well

Sometimes the most revolutionary ideas are the most obvious — take healthcare, for instance. We’ve all watched that amazing process of a hand wound closing and healing itself where you can see the progress daily.
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February 22, 2017

We’re in for a high stakes, high wire, high energy day. Mars’ early morning square to Pluto is the stuff of fierce and unyielding competition. Later in the day the Capricorn Moon conjuncts Pluto, setting off a fresh round of contentious energies…
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February 2017

January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Scientists and impacted communities respond to attacks by anti-science forces and climate deniers in government. On Sunday, February 19, scientists, science advocates, community members, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Copley Square
560 Boylston St
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: ClimateTruth.org and The Natural History Museum
Telephone: 917-202-5479
Contact Name: Beka Economopoulos
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Take your knowledge to the next level and become a Holistic Professional facilitating treatments with clients and/or teaching. Eight month program assists you in stepping into mastery utilizing...

Cost: $1199 (Early Bird by 09/01/16 is $1099)

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Hatha yoga classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10 - 11 am in the Function Room at the Village at Waterman Lake. These classes are mixed levels and open to the public. Please register at...

Cost: $12

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: The Yoga Workshop
Telephone: 401-261-1060
Contact Name: Barbara Fetta
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $20-$40

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: LInda Simons
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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We do not discuss technology. This is a non-technical meeting. Hello everybody, This is a group for anyone interested in finding healing solutions to chronic diseases using big data. We do...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA  02142
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Sponsor: TeddycanHeal.Com
Telephone: 617-395-8864
Contact Name: Ray
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Are you interested in bringing your writing to the next level? ​Do you want to join a strong, respectful community of poets and creative nonfiction writers? In this intimate, rigorous...

Cost: $480

Where:
private home
Cedar St
Cambridge, MA  02140
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Sponsor: Nadia Colburn
Telephone: 617-785-6627
Contact Name: Nadia Colburn
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Start your week on a positive note! Each Monday, we will come together to discuss meditation techniques followed by the opportunity to put those techniques into practice with a goal of developing a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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7 Chakras In 7 Weeks! Join Nancy Connelly for a 7 week course on balancing the chakras through the practice of yoga. Each week we will focus on a different chakra covering the 7 main chakras...

Cost: $15 drop in or $77 for all 7 weeks (due on or before the first class)

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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The ancient tradition of Reiki (“ray-key”) is used to channel universal life force energy through practitioners to those in need of healing for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual...

Cost: Donation

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Ready to quit for good? Hypnosis can help make it happen! 

Cost: $59

Where:
Middletown Courtyard Marriott
9 Commerce Place
Middletown, RI  02840
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Sponsor: Newport Center for Hypnotherapy
Telephone: 401-835-1736
Contact Name: Suzi Nance
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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Enjoy a relaxing and fun evening designing your very own chakra bracelet. If you have no idea what a chakra bracelet is, come find out and enjoy honoring your energy center. Chakras help to balance...

Cost: $20

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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Nancy's therapeutic and healing nature stems from her own personal journey through health struggles. Her style is open to everyone, no matter physical or mental challenges, or age....

Cost: $15 drop in or $12 with 10 class bundle

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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Join Sara Dugas for a weekly class incorporating basic and restorative yoga poses into an energizing sequence. Open to every level of practitioner. Although voice-interpretation is not...

Cost: $98 for 7 week session. Pre-registration required.

Where:
SOHUM Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street
Suite 108B
Westborough, MA  01581
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Telephone: 508-329-3338
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Join us for a 6 week journey of shining a light on your limiting beliefs that are getting in the way of living a life you love! Group coaching, sugar detox, meditation and deep inner reflection....

Cost: $344

Where:
White Light Books
Cranston, RI


Sponsor: Sacred Rebel Coaching and Consulting
Telephone: 617-970-5677
Contact Name: Victoria Haffer
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We meet in Littleton on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings at 7pm to pursue health, emotional wellbeing, spiritual attunement, inner guidance, personal empowerment and conscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Church Unitarian
19 Foster Street
Littleton, MA  01460
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Sponsor: FCU Adult Enrichment
Telephone: 978-263-7092
Contact Name: Cerridwen
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Learn how to read the Tarot with Internationally known psychic the LoonWitch! This unique class is taught over 5 weeks to allow you to fully immerse yourself into the cards and gain an...

Cost: $120 - Payment options are available

Where:
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
1 Taunton Green
Basement
Taunton, MA  02780
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Sponsor: The LoonWitch
Telephone: 508-789-5141
Contact Name: Sha Blackburn
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Learn the most natural, comprehensive self-care and healing therapy available today. A one-day training facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (master teacher) “Good Morning Lou, I am...

Cost: $125

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
Website »

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Get to really know yourself from the inside out. Join us for a 6-session series focused on the energy body/chakras (pronounced, chah-krahz). We will spend each of the sessions exploring one of the...

Cost: $20

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
Website »

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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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February 25 - 26, 2017 Have you hit a “ceiling” in your life (or your healing practice)? Then this is what you've been waiting for! This two-day Level 1 Marconic...

Cost: $450

Where:
GravOxy Fitness
17 South Avenue
Natick, MA
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Sponsor: Your Healing Light
Telephone: 774-987-9449
Contact Name: Josh Brotherton
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January 14 - December 9, 2017 With Tom Frederick Novice — This 12-month program is designed to assist you on your journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here we study a variety of esoteric...

Cost: $1300

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Women of Wisdom
Telephone: 508-230-3680
Contact Name: Women of Wisdom
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How To Heal Your Heels With IPT Are your feet in pain? That stabbing pain near the heel when you get up in the morning that lingers through the day? You stretch and work out but nothing seems to...

Cost: $35 pre-reg and $40 drop in

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough, MA
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Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-393-5581
Contact Name: Pat Lebau
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Come find out why doctors recommend tai chi as a perfect supplement to other lifestyle recommendations. This centuries-old practice works on balance, strength, and agility in a way that no other...

Cost: $15 drop in or $12 with 10 class bundle

Where:
HeartSong Spiritual Wellness
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA  01757
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Sponsor: HeartSong Spiritual Wellness Center
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