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.
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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.
Within the realm of golf, the clubfocused approach, popularized by Manuel de la Torre, is where the tools of mindfulness are best seen and experienced. In this method, the swing and its destination are the focus, rather than the ball. The club-focused approach requires the player to transcend desired outcomes through a specific relationship with the mechanics of the swing. Instead of placing the intention on shooting good scores, the focus is reduced to simple and direct awareness of the club and its subtle motion.
by Alana Weaver
Meridian Energetics is a new healing modality that works directly with the etheric body, or aura, to assist and heal dysfunctional energetic patterns that create realities that our conscious selves do not wish to live in. The etheric body is the energetic duplicate of the physical body; it’s what holds the physical form together as a unit onto itself.
Camp Rough, a sustainable family learning center and camp, presents the Mother’s Day Family Music Festival, a community event held from 2 to 6 p.m., May 9. Festivities will bring together musicians, artists and therapists to provide a fun and rejuvenating afternoon for the whole family to celebrate mothers. Participants will have the opportunity to spend a lovely day picnicking in Austin’s Hill Country area, with dancing and live local music.
Natural healing advocate Denise Nutt, along with Brenda Walding, doctor of physical therapy and co-owner of Your Health 360, an online lifestyle and nutrition program, invite people to experience Heal Your Body, Heal Your Life: Discover Your Path to Vibrant Health, a one-day lecture series and mini-expo held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 2 at Unity Church of the Hills. The event was created to educate and empower the community to access crucial information and resources to truly heal the body, optimize health and experience the vibrant wellness everyone deserves.