Casa De Luz and the Integrity Academy are proud to be offering a free series of health and wellness events to allow the community to discover all that Austin has to offer in the way of natural living and holistic healing. Held at Casa De Luz, the events will take place every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 20 to December 20.
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Rochelle Schieck, creator of Qoya, a movement practice for women that focuses on doing what feels good and reminds participants that their true essence is to be wise, wild and free, will be offering a workshop called Gratitude as a Superpower, two Qoya classes and a Gratitude Despacho Ceremony, from 10 a.m. to noon, October 4 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., October 5, at Castle Hill Fitness at The Studio, in Austin. She will also lead an Introduction to Qoya Teacher Training, October 6, at Casa de Luz.
The Austin Gem and Mineral Society will be hosting Gem Capers 2014 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 3 and 4, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 5, at the Palmer Events Center, in Austin. This year’s theme is dinosaurs, and the gem and mineral show will include jewelry, beads, gemstones, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, spheres and lapidary equipment offered by more than 30 vendors.
Evolution is a law of nature. Would it be important for us to evolve consciously? Is there a method that allows each individual to take charge of their own conscious evolution?
Students of Logosophy, Clementino de Mendonça and Veronica Brito, M.D., will be presenting a lecture, Logosophy: An Alternative Method for Developing Human Potential, at 7 p.m., September 27, at the Hilton Garden Inn NW Arboretum Hotel. The lecture is part of the XI National Meeting of Students of Logosophy in the United States to be held in Austin during the same weekend.
E RA SunChild will facilitate a spiritual self-healing through self-discovery, experience and actualization of soul and self, September 27 to 29, in Austin. She will also offer a show-andtell introduction from 6 to 9 p.m., September 25.
SunChild’s healing involves the authentic connection between the soul and the divine source. During the workshop, participants will experience their own truth and discovery, achieving spiritual wellbeing and having revelations that are simple and applicable to their bodies, souls and spirits.
Offering an opportunity to experience the teachings, healings and philosophy of a great master, Tenzin Lama Sherpa, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who has devoted most of his life to the study and teachings of healing, will appear in Austin, from 7 to 9 p.m., September 30, at the Unity Church of the Hills. His lecture, which is dedicated to the human potential and evolution of the mind, will offer practical tools to tap into our innermost precious potential.
Combining the words “awesome” and “cosmic city” to describe Austin in a new way, the Awesmic City Expo 2014 will be an innovative gathering of people interested in building peace, both locally and globally, through the arts, sciences and education. Held at the Palmer Events Center, August 9 and 10, participants will enjoy panel discussions, science exhibits, demonstrations, music concerts, a fashion show of chic nomad designs, a Star Trek hair design showcase, art exhibits and many other opportunities to teach and learn new methods for cultivating a peaceful, healthy and resourceful lifestyle.
by Sandra Yeyati
Fifteen years ago, Marsha Power was depressed. Seven of her employees at Garbo, A Salon & Spa, had died of AIDS. Both of her parents, several uncles and even her dog had died, too. When her long-term romantic relationship ended, she felt like she had lost it all. “I broke,” she says. “I became hopeless.”
Then a friend suggested that she try meditation. Power explains, “I went to a class out of pure boredom, had absolutely no interest. My heart was very heavy, and this lady told us to get into this quiet place of silence. I had never ever shut off my brain. She said, ‘If you can hear the car honking outside, you’re not there; if you can hear the wind blow, you’re not there.’ Then all of a sudden, I got into this space, and there was nothing.” Power’s heart started vibrating. “It was like I was in love, and I was high for three days,” she says.
The Austin Pet Expo is just around the corner and coming to the Palmer Events Center, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 2. Attendees are encouraged to bring their pets to this free, indoor event where they have an opportunity to check out more than 100 exhibitors; get low-cost shots and free nail trims; watch educational demonstrations; participate in a pet costume contest; see hundreds of pets available for adoption; and more.
Offering attendees the techniques and inspiration to achieve complete healing—body, mind and spirit—medical intuitive and founder of True Freedom U Joe Petroski will be offering a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., August 16, at the Palmer Events Center, in Austin.
Movies like The Secret and The Cure Is… suggest that our thoughts create our reality, thus implying that we are responsible for our own health. Petroski, who survived a life-threatening ailment for which doctors did not have a treatment, has developed a set of healing techniques that go beyond the power of positive thinking, biofeedback and other similar modalities.