The Qi Revolution brings its immersive- learning environment to the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, August 22 through 25. The four-day conference blends ancient wisdom with modern technology to present the most compelling self-care techniques and healing methods. This year’s focus will be on food-healing protocols for cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
A rare, one-night photographic exhibition from National Geographic Creative photographer Greg Davis and nonprofit Well Aware is planned to generate awareness for desperately needed water infrastructures in East Africa. The event, Journey of Clean Water for Life: Fine Art Photography by Greg Davis, National Geographic Creative, will be from 7 to 10 p.m., August 21 at VUKA, in Austin. The gala will feature live music by Erin Ivey, catering by Steve Constantine of Chef ATX, beer and wine and Untouched Poetry by Ryan Ashley. Proceeds will be donated directly to Well Aware’s clean water systems.
Liquid Floats, the first float spa to hit North Austin, will hold its grand opening on August 1. Commonly referred to as sensory deprivation therapy, floating is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience in which users float in warm salt water in a float tank. Liquid Floats also plans to team up with local businesses to offer organic snacks, natural mood-enhancing supplements, fresh squeezed juices, teas and essential oils—all to optimize the floating experience. Because floating can spark creativity, they are also working with local artists to feature their works in Liquid’s spacious lobby.
Since 1986, the Body Mind Spirit Expo has been dedicated to helping people discover the radiant life that surrounds each individual at every moment. The Expo returns to Austin from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 18, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 19 at the Palmer Events Center. This year’s theme—Feel, Believe, Become—promises the finest presentations, exhibitors and entertainment, all intended to help achieve personal and spiritual growth.
The Amala Foundation, an Austin-based organization offering supportive and inspiring experiences for youth, is seeking volunteers for the 15th annual Camp Indigo to be held July 5 through 24 at Austin Discovery School and Whole Life Learning Center. Due to increased demand, the 2015 camp will have one additional session and will be expanded to a four-week period. Volunteers will assist with activities that blend social emotional learning and a crossculture connection aimed at providing the next generation of leaders with a model of inclusion, compassion, commitment and service.
Renowned author, medium and angel channel Kim O’Neill, voted Houston’s top psychic by Houston Press Magazine, will appear in Austin on July 11 at the Wyndham Garden’s Woodward Conference Center. During her presentation, she will demystify the spirit world by teaching how angelic messages can be incorporated into practical, productive day-to-day decision-making.
Throughout the month of July, Austin-area women will have the opportunity to experience Move, Pray & Play! — a series of four spiritual and wellness gatherings based on qoya, a form of dance and movement. Sessions will feature yoga; Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT); and 5Rhythms, a form of healing through movement. The events will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Sunday at Soma Vida, a wellness and workspace center in Austin.
Bestselling author and inspirational speaker Rachael Jayne Groover, along with Datta Groover, the founder of the Authentic Speaker Academy, will present an Awaken Your Impact seminar designed for life coaches, healers, authors, entrepreneurs and business owners that strive to stand out, inspire change and create more wealth while maintaining integrity with their messages. The practical training event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., July 8 at the Zach Theatre, in Austin.
By Sheila Julson
For over three decades, renowned psychic medium John Edward has used his abilities to help people shed light on the enigma of the Other Side. He’s gained an international following as the host of two successful cable TV shows, Crossing Over with John Edward and John Edward Cross Country. In addition to penning eight New York Times best-selling books, he continues to tour the United States, holding live events and connects with audiences through his membership-based interactive web program, Evolve.
by Nicholas Trice and Heather Kouros
Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, with practices being rapidly integrated into modern psychology, sports and conversations in mainstream media. While mindfulness is beneficial in all aspects of life, the nature of golf is specifically conducive to a deep practice of mindfulness.