Gurukul Yoga Holistic Center (GYHC) is a Science of Living Institution offering authentic holistic services including yoga, nutrition and Reiki with locations in Bridgewater, New Jersey, and in Austin. To get into the fall back-to-school spirit, GYHC is accepting enrollments for its yoga teacher/therapist training program (GY-TTP) that begins in October. Recognized by the Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (supporting member school), the GY-TTP runs from nine months to over a year. Natural Awakenings readers that mention this Event Spotlight receive a free gift and a $50 discount off tuition.
Garbo A Salon and Spa just became the second salon in Austin to go green. Garbo has partnered with Green Circle Salons to divert 85 to 95 percent of all of the salon waste from landfills. This includes everything from the used color, foils and hair clippings. The team at Garbo sorts their waste into categories, and all metals, hair, plastic and papers and hair products waste is recyclable by Green Circle. The waste is picked up by a delivery service and transported to various locations to be processed.
Brother Devananda, a monk with the Self-Realization Fellowship founded in 1920 by Indian yogi and guru Paramahansa Yogananda, will give a public lecture titled Meditation: Awaken Your Inner Power. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. on September 25, at the King-Seabrook Chapel at Huston-Tillotson University. As part of a special weekend event on the teachings of Yogananda, the free talk will focus on the power of meditation to create more peace and happiness in our lives.
Awesmic City Austin Texas, LLC will bring businesses, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and individuals interested in arts, science, education, health, economics, ecology and future career opportunities together for the second annual Awesmic City Expo (ACE) September 5 and 6 at the Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 2, in Austin.
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.