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Solstice Blessing Circle with Felicia Ruiz

Week of June 15, 2024

Solstice Blessing Circle with Felicia Ruiz, curandera, author, and medicine keeper from the Sonoran Desert. Felicia's Indigenous ancestry is connected to the Mexica of central...

Felicia Ruiz
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StageKids

Week of July 27, 2024

Juggler, Magician, Poet, Dancer, Thespian, Singer, Mime; no matter what’s your jam, there is a place for you on stage Thursday night. Join Tom to...

Tom Birmingham
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Arts and Crafts

Week of July 27, 2024

Rubber Band Jewelry (children)  Silk Scarf Tie Dye (all ages) Arm Knitting (children, tweens) Basic Crochet & Granny Squares (teens)   Mallory Newbern is a...

Mallory Newbern
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Self-Defense – Tweens, Teens, and Women

Week of July 27, 2024

Self-Defense: Awareness, assertiveness and hands on training Boxing Lecture: 5 Ways to Keep Children Safe and Stay Connected at Any Age   Katie Sasso is...

Katie Sasso and David Williams
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Musical Exploration with Royce and Rory

Week of July 27, 2024

Royce and Rory kick off their  program with a Sunday Concert! Join them for their daily songwriting class with coaching included in preparation for Thursday’s...

Royce Lundquist and Aurora Lundquist
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Weaving & Macrame

Week of July 27, 2024

Weaving: Making a Pillow Pet for Children and Tweens Macrame: Water Bottle Holder for Tweens and Teens and Adults   Janita Anne Nelson is a...

Janita Anne Nelson
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Art Classes with Resident Artist Jennifer Brandt

Week of July 27, 2024

Drawing An introduction to basic perceptual tools for representational drawing—how our eyes and brain shape the reality we believe we see. Watercolor Demonstration of abstract...

Jennifer Brandt
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The Amazing Paint-Out

Week of July 27, 2024

Get Ready for an Epic Art Adventure! Join artist Erin Gafill for a super-fun week-long project: Painting the Mural! Help design and create a gigantic,...

Erin Gafill
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Flexing Your Creative Muscles: Using Storytelling to Stretch & Release

Week of November 30, 2024

“Flexing Your Creative Muscles: Using Storytelling to Stretch & Release” is a series of writing workshops inspired by Jennifer Harris’s diverse experience as a writer,...

Jennifer Harris
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The Writer’s Journal

Week of December 21, 2024

The Journal as a Starting Place Journal writing is an ideal way to express and develop ideas, emotions and creativity as well as a way...

Rita Jacobs
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Passport to Travel and Food Journaling

Week of September 28, 2024

When we write about travel or a great meal, we revisit the experience for a second time. When we read what we’ve written, we’re transported...

Antonia Allegra and Alison DaRosa
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History of James Hubbell’s Artwork

Week of August 31, 2024

Guided Tour of Hubbell Artwork & Las Piedras Environmental Center A walking tour across the Ranch indoor & outdoor property discussing James Hubbell’s works and...

Drew Hubbell
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Nurturing Your Emotional Health

Week of November 23, 2024

A Mindful Approach to Stress During this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we have come to accept that stress is a part of daily...

Gyll Turteltaub
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A Path for Personalized Wellness

Week of October 4, 2025

Lifestyle Approaches to Reduce Chronic Medical Conditions The Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of chronic diseases. We’ll explore tips about not only nutrition but...

Nicola Finley
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A Path for Personalized Wellness

Week of March 29, 2025

Lifestyle Approaches to Reduce Chronic Medical Conditions The Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of chronic diseases. We’ll explore tips about not only nutrition but...

Nicola Finley
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Awaken The Artist Within, a Creativity Immersion

Week of August 3, 2024

Jumpstart your creativity and boost your confidence, intuitive decision making, and skills in writing, painting, drawing, and design. Strengthen your creative practices and explore the...

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The Future of You: How to Survive and Thrive in Changing Times

Week of August 10, 2024

This program will provide you with the information and tools to adapt to the upcoming dramatic changes in technology and environment while staying healthy, safe,...

Jill Bronfman
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Art Classes with Resident Artist Jennifer Brandt

Week of August 3, 2024

Drawing An introduction to basic perceptual tools for representational drawing—how our eyes and brain shape the reality we believe we see. Watercolor Demonstration of abstract...

Jennifer Brandt
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Hand-Stitching and Group Quilting

Week of August 3, 2024

The act of Group Quilting opens the door to designing in community. Over the course of our week together you will have a chance to...

Emily Birmingham
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I Can’t Draw, and You Can Too!

Week of August 3, 2024

I have a secret to share. If you’ve been telling yourself that you can’t draw since you were seven it’s not true. Join me, and...

Tom Birmingham
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Awaken The Artist Within

Week of August 3, 2024

Jumpstart your creativity and break through creative barriers. During this multi-day art immersion, you’ll explore a variety of mediums and techniques to find entry into...

Erin Gafill
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Happy Hour for Hormones

Week of August 10, 2024

Hormones Through the Ages This comfortable, warm and welcoming discussion will involve the women's health journey through the ages and the relationship of our hormonal...

Nancy Cetel
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Happy Hour for Hormones

Week of July 6, 2024

Hormones Through the Ages This comfortable, warm and welcoming discussion will involve the women's health journey through the ages and the relationship of our hormonal...

Nancy Cetel
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A Path for Personalized Wellness

Week of September 7, 2024

Lifestyle Approaches to Reduce Chronic Medical Conditions The Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of chronic diseases. We’ll explore tips about not only nutrition but...

Nicola Finley
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Breaking Up with Sugar

Week of September 7, 2024

Breaking up with Sugar Sugar is the most inflammatory food molecule we consume today. Refined sugars are a common additive that have been linked to...

Linda Illingworth
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Living Your Best Life: Practical Strategies for Emotional Wellness

Week of June 29, 2024

Learn effective, practical strategies for coping with challenging thoughts and feelings so you can live your best and healthiest life! Living Your Best Life: Practical...

Richard LeBeau
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Meditation and Human Flourishing

Week of July 13, 2024

Meditation is Your Natural State Overcoming the Overactive Mind The End of Stress, Distress, & Suffering Human Flourishing: Enduring Happiness, Serenity, & Freedom Meditation is...

Elliott Dacher
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Amazing Oceans of Life

Week of July 20, 2024

Amazing Oceans of Life Explore the beautiful and bizarre creatures that inhabit our seas, from tropical coral reefs to the deep abyss, with a leading...

Mark Hixon
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Learning to Love Midlife

Week of August 31, 2024

12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age   Chip Conley is on a midlife mission. After disrupting the hospitality industry twice, first as the...

Chip Conley
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Body Intelligence: Listen to Your Innate Wisdom for Longevity

Week of August 10, 2024

Explore the transformative power of connecting with your body's innate wisdom and learn practical techniques to promote longevity and well-being. Do you know how to...

Dr. Cindy Tsai, MD
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The Write Stuff: The Basics of Writing and Publishing a Book

Week of August 3, 2024

Have you ever had an idea for a fiction book but don’t know where to start? From idea to shelf, this program will lead you...

Karina Evans
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Art as a Way of Life: An Unconventional Approach

Week of July 13, 2024

Art as a Way of Life: An Unconventional Approach Pamela Smilow’s presentation is about the unconventional way she has made art her way of life:...

Pamela Smilow
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Music as a Vehicle to Inner Freedom

Week of June 29, 2024

Workshop: Songwriting as a tool for Inner Freedom Guided by Phoebe Hunt In this workshop, Phoebe will guide participants through a foundational songwriting journey, opening...

Phoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie
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Sleep: Brain, Body, and Behavior

Week of July 6, 2024

Sleep: Science and Strategy Sleep is a key factor in our cognitive, emotional, and physical wellbeing.  Demystify the science of sleep, why we need it,...

Sarah Zallek
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Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered

Week of June 22, 2024

Exploring the Complexities of the Mother-Daughter Dynamic The bond we share with our mother shapes our lives. While this connection can be nurturing and supportive,...

Diane Danvers Simmons and Natalie Danvers Simmons
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Tai Ji

Week of June 15, 2024

The Essence of “Creative Tai Ji” practice for optimum vitality and well-being in Body-Mind-Spirit, through the “Watercourse Way” of TAO in joyful daily living.  ...

Chungliang Al Huang
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Your DNA is NOT Your Destiny!

Week of December 7, 2024

DNA is only responsible for approximately 15% of our life expectancy. The emerging field of Epigenetics explains how our choices of health-related behaviors control proteins...

Dr. Lee Rice
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Sedentary Lifestyle is the New Smoking

Week of November 16, 2024

Our bodies were made to move. Regular motion is the key to healthy circulation, optimizing cardiac risk factors, maintaining muscle mass, functional capacity, and joint...

Dr. Lee Rice
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The Power of Meaning and Purpose

Week of October 5, 2024

Learn how to harness the incredible power of the epigenome to enhance both life quantity and, more importantly, quality.   With more than thirty years...

Dr. Lee Rice
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Your DNA is NOT Your Destiny!

Week of September 21, 2024

DNA is only responsible for approximately 15% of our life expectancy. The emerging field of Epigenetics explains how our choices of health-related behaviors control proteins...

Dr. Lee Rice
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The Craft Behind Romoherrera

Week of July 20, 2024

ROMOHERRERA is an honest and genuine brand that was created in 2014. Romoherrera's metal masterpieces are handmade from start to finish, using traditional techniques passed...

Eduardo Herrera, Cristina Romo, and Emilia Castillo
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Developing Your Posture for Growth

Week of November 9, 2024

Are you at a crossroads, contemplating the next chapter of your life, or simply seeking to enrich your life journey with purpose and joy? This...

John Foster
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The Great Microbiome and Other Topics

Week of August 24, 2024

The Great Microbiome: Our Greatest Ally for Optimal Health It is becoming common knowledge that gut bacteria are connected to aspects of health, including inflammation,...

Norma Flood
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5 Ways to Nourish Your Mind and Body

Week of November 30, 2024

Our physical, mental and emotional health are interconnected as the very same things that are good for the body are also good for the mind....

Adrienne Youdim
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Finding Your Balance Between What You Want to Eat and What You Should Eat

Week of November 2, 2024

Macronutrients, Blood Sugar, and Energy Levels: Navigating Health and Breaking Free from Sugar “Addiction” Have you ever experienced "hangry" mood swings or felt sluggish after...

Jodie Goodman Block
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Building Your Longevity Toolkit: Intermittent Fasting, The Power of Food and Other Simple Habits that Promote Healthy Aging

Week of October 19, 2024

Do you struggle with nagging health issues such as inflammation, pesky weight gain, poor sleep or declining energy? Come learn about a variety of free...

Lucy Buckner
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Building Your Longevity Toolkit: Intermittent Fasting, The Power of Food and Other Simple Habits that Promote Healthy Aging

Week of June 15, 2024

Do you struggle with nagging health issues such as inflammation, pesky weight gain, poor sleep or declining energy? Come learn about a variety of free...

Lucy Buckner
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Visual Fitness 4 All: Engaging Creativity & Insight®

Week of October 26, 2024

Develop your visual fitness by exercising and building your creative muscles while enhancing your discernment skills. Enjoy unique interactive conversations and fun hands-on experiences that...

Renee Sandell
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Retain/Re-Claim a Clear, Creative, Vibrant Mind

Week of August 31, 2024

Retain / Reclaim a Clear Creative Mind: Cognitive Health Map The body and mind are two sides of a coin. Identify the constellation of issues...

Leni Felton
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Incorporating Fasting into Your Daily Routine to Improve Overall Health

Week of October 26, 2024

Optimizing your Circadian Rhythm and Cardiovascular Health through Intermittent Fasting Dr. Taub’s presentation will review the science behind intermittent fasting including some the research studies...

Pam Taub
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Bone Up!

Week of November 9, 2024

Session 1: Discover 7 Surefire Ways to Power Up Your Bones Let’s get personal…I’m sharing a nutritionist’s perspective on lessons learned over the last decade,...

Susan McCandless
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Cutting Edge Nutrition

Week of August 17, 2024

Nutritional Resilience & Performance Our food choices also impact anxiety levels and stress, both of which can impair the inner shield of our resilience. Saliva...

Patti Milligan
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Hot Topics for Holistic Health and Nutrition

Week of September 28, 2024

Boost Brain Health: Holistic Solutions for Memory, Focus & Clarity Improve brain function and prevent early aging with diet. Your brain needs essential nutrients for...

Kim Ross
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Hot Topics for Holistic Health and Nutrition

Week of August 3, 2024

Boost Brain Health: Holistic Solutions for Memory, Focus & Clarity Improve brain function and prevent early aging with diet. Your brain needs essential nutrients for...

Kim Ross
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Nourishing Your Health with Integrative Medicine

Week of December 21, 2024

Reversing Illness: Lessons from Integrative Medicine Given the incredible advances of modern medicine, it is surprising that its focus is more often on managing chronic...

Victoria Maizes
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TODAY MATTERS: Why Today Impacts Tomorrow’s Success

Week of July 6, 2024

Join us for a transformative four-session journey as we unveil the art of crafting a fulfilling day and its profound impact on your tomorrow. In...

Mark Wuttke
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Food as Medicine: Optimizing Your Health and Well-Being

Week of June 29, 2024

Learn about the latest evidence for how Food as Medicine and other pillars of Lifestyle Medicine (physical activity, stress reduction, avoiding risky substances, social connection,...

Sarah-Anne Schumann
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Finding Your Balance Between What You Want to Eat and What You Should Eat

Week of December 28, 2024

Macronutrients, Blood Sugar, and Energy Levels: Navigating Health and Breaking Free from Sugar “Addiction” Have you ever experienced "hangry" mood swings or felt sluggish after...

Jodie Goodman Block
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Finding Your Balance Between What You Want to Eat and What You Should Eat

Week of August 10, 2024

Macronutrients, Blood Sugar, and Energy Levels: Navigating Health and Breaking Free from Sugar “Addiction” Have you ever experienced "hangry" mood swings or felt sluggish after...

Jodie Goodman Block
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The New Matriarchy + Writing Workshop

Week of March 22, 2025

The New Matriarchy There's a new generation of powerful older women who are becoming a major force in our society. You don't need to be...

Pamela Redmond
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Secrets to a Healthy Life

Week of September 14, 2024

Boosting Brain Health Uncover the secrets to a healthy, sharp and focused brain throughout all stages of life.  Emerging research shows how what you eat...

Samantha Heller
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Plein Air Painting In The Golden Hour

Week of June 22, 2024

Artists enjoy painting in the "golden hour" because everything becomes progressively more interesting and exciting as shadows lengthen. Daily demonstrations in acrylic, oil, pastel, and...

Ken and Stephanie Goldman

Harvesting Your Stories

Week of November 16, 2024

Each one of us lives a life overflowing with stories. Our challenge is to find the time and place to harvest those stories and share...

Joel ben Izzy
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How I Became a New York Times Bestseller

Week of October 12, 2024

How I Became a New York Times Bestseller: A Very Improbable Story Please join us for a raucous evening of joy and laughter as Firoozeh...

Firoozeh Dumas
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Amp Up Your Interpersonal Effectiveness!

Week of December 7, 2024

It All Starts with YOU—and How You Come Across to Others How do you look and sound? We’ll examine the seven essential communication components that...

Denise Dudley
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Amp Up Your Interpersonal Effectiveness!

Week of November 2, 2024

It All Starts with YOU—and How You Come Across to Others How do you look and sound? We’ll examine the seven essential communication components that...

Denise Dudley
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Be Quiet, Be Heard

Week of October 19, 2024

Hidden Communication: Why People Hear What We Don’t Say A world of communication lurks below the surface of our awareness. When we are in conflict,...

Peter Glaser and Susan Glaser
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Improv(e) Your Life

Week of October 19, 2024

Intro to Improv…The Power of Agreement The joy of improvisational comedy lies in its spontaneous creativity and seemingly effortless collaboration. The secret to both aspects...

Arlene Matthews
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Finding Your Balance Between What You Want to Eat and What You Should Eat

Week of June 22, 2024

Macronutrients, Blood Sugar, and Energy Levels: Navigating Health and Breaking Free from Sugar “Addiction” Have you ever experienced "hangry" mood swings or felt sluggish after...

Jodie Goodman Block
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Unstuff Your Life

Week of July 20, 2024

Unstuff Your Life! Whether you want to get a handle on a crowded kitchen, a disorganized closet, are drowning in papers or sick and tired...

Andrew Mellen
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The Perfect Lifestyle: Food, Wine, Sex, & Chocolate

Week of October 12, 2024

A Perfect Lifestyle:  Food, Wine, Sex and Chocolate An overview talk covering a wide range of lifestyle issues, including dietary patterns, obesity and its management,...

Robert Vogel
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The Joys of Story

Week of January 11, 2025

Discover It, Write It, Publish It, Discuss It Writers of all levels will learn actionable tips for brainstorming, writing and publishing everything from fiction to...

Erin Gordon
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The Joys of Story

Week of November 2, 2024

Discover It, Write It, Publish It, Discuss It Writers of all levels will learn actionable tips for brainstorming, writing and publishing everything from fiction to...

Erin Gordon
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The Joys of Story

Week of September 7, 2024

Discover It, Write It, Publish It, Discuss It Writers of all levels will learn actionable tips for brainstorming, writing and publishing everything from fiction to...

Erin Gordon
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Stargazing + Music

Week of July 27, 2024

Explore Rancho La Puerta’s Night Sky – Lecture The dark skies at the Ranch provide a fabulous opportunity for seeing wonders such as the Milky...

John Scott Marrone
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Ayurveda and Wellness

Week of July 20, 2024

Ayurveda and Biohacking Self-Assessment Discover what your body is telling you Customized Healing Tailor treatments to your needs Digestive Remedies   Siva Mohan, MD, MPH,...

Siva Mohan
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Ayurveda and Wellness

Week of July 13, 2024

Digestive Wellness with Ayurveda An overview of how we can approach healthy digestion, and self assessment Eating for Healthy Aging Approaches to support the digestive...

Siva Mohan
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Yarn Painting and Prayer Arrows

Week of August 3, 2024

A great, great, grand-nephew of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Timothy Hinchliff was born an artist and poet with one foot in the wilds of nature and one foot...

Timothy Hinchliff
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Navigating the Menopausal Transition

Week of October 5, 2024

While we grow in wisdom and confidence, we also may be challenged with hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, irritability, vaginal dryness, decreased libido and...

Amanda Williams
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Navigating the Menopausal Transition

Week of June 29, 2024

While we grow in wisdom and confidence, we also may be challenged with hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, irritability, vaginal dryness, decreased libido and...

Amanda P. Williams
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iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

Week of December 7, 2024

All presentations will be on the iPhone; Android users welcome too. If you miss a session, it’s fine to show up for any sessions that...

Yoni Mayeri
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iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

Week of October 26, 2024

All presentations will be on the iPhone; Android users welcome too. If you miss a session, it’s fine to show up for any sessions that...

Yoni Mayeri
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iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

Week of August 31, 2024

All presentations will be on the iPhone; Android users welcome too. If you miss a session, it’s fine to show up for any sessions that...

Yoni Mayeri
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How Many Mondays Do You Have Left?

Week of July 6, 2024

How Many Mondays Do You Have Left? The practice of memento mori—acting on the Latin phrase that translates to “remember we must die,” has the...

Jodi Wellman
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Healthy Pleasures

Week of September 28, 2024

Healthy Pleasures: Why Everything that Feels Good is Not Bad- Monday 1 pm Olmeca Gym Many people think that to promote health they must undertake...

David S. Sobel
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Your Best Year

Week of November 16, 2024

Your Best Year: Finding Fulfillment in Unfulfilling Times Our world today is rife with chaos and uncertainty. There is so much happening and a great...

Karen Kimsey-House