Camp Rough Hosts Mother’s Day Music Festival and Book Release

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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.

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Path to Vibrant Health Awaits at Healing Lecture Series and Mini-Expo


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.

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Energies Balanced Yoga Nature Retreat

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Lisa Johnson and Todd Johnson of Energies Balanced yoga studio, in Austin, invite participants to enjoy a weekend of yoga and tranquility May 1 through 3 at The Davis Ranch, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country about 60 miles from Austin.

Multiple, one-hour, all-level yoga classes from several traditions will be taught at the Yoga Nature Retreat, including hatha, kundalini, pranayama, yoga nidra, qigong and camping. In addition, there will be several guided meditations, including a walking meditation in which participants can resonate with the beauty and peace of the Hill Country in a new and insightful way. Attendees can participate in any of the events they wish, or just relax and enjoy the rolling Hill Country.

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Hilde Girls & Drumsistas to Perform at Benefit Concert


The 2015 Hilde Girls & Drumsistas Benefit Concert, Seeding Our Wild, will begin at 7 p.m., April 18 at Unity Church of the Hills. This year, the concert will benefit the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect children and their families with nature through their Children in Nature Collaborative.

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Talk Green to Me

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Join the Austin Public Library (APL) this April for “Talk Green to Me,” a free series of fun and informative discussions, presentations and documentaries at library branches across town. For the whole month, the library will host programs that explore topics such as gray water recycling, urban wildlife habitats, green landscaping, community gardens, growing local, sustainable community planning, small-footprint living, eco homes, the Barton Springs aquifer and even edible insects.

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Susanna Bair Gets to the Heart of the Matter

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Susanna Bair, published author and recognized mystic of the heart, presents The Heart that Heals: A Workshop on Emotional Intelligence, at 9 a.m., March 28 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Bair will share methods and practices for heart-centered healing.

The one-day workshop will teach participants basic and advanced meditation using breath, visualization and vocalized sound to energize and heal the heart. Bair will demonstrate energetic methods for resolving four common emotional problems: how to heal a heart of disappointment; how to heal a heart of burnout after a long period of success and accomplishment; how to heal a heart of isolation and loneliness by finding the purpose of one’s life; and how to forgive and be forgiven so one’s heart can grow and feel uplifted.

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Learn How to Heal Thyself


Chiropractic doctor Steven Klayman, owner of Klayman Holistic Chiropractic Clinic, will teach pain relieving techniques in a workshop designed for both health professionals and the general public from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 14. Klayman will present information on muscle testing, or kinesiology, and teach participants to practice its application to relieve health issues such as back and sacroiliac pain, acid reflux, asthma, headaches, hemorrhoids, and knee and joint pain.

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Community Spotlight – Ed Reidt, Breaking Down Mental Barrier to Achieve Physical Health

Edward Reidt

by Sheila Julson

While personal transformation coach and healer Ed Reidt was a practicing chiropractor during the late 1990s and 2000s, he made a connection that physical symptoms his patients had experienced were often brought on by long-held negative emotions such as guilt or anger. By getting to the crux of his patients’ emotional issues and directing them to release adverse feelings, Reidt noticed how their health improved. He couldn’t scientifically explain it, but he saw positive results, so he knew he was on to something special.

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Upcoming Events at Camp Rough Celebrate Music, Family and the Earth

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Camp Rough, a sustainable-living family learning center that focuses on outdoor adventure, native tradition, music, dance, cooking and more, is hosting a family music festival, a date night sleepover and a children’s spring break camp during the first quarter of 2015.

The Spring Break Camp for kids will run 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, March 16 through 20. Camps integrate play in a natural setting, along with songs, dance, crafts and more.

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Dance Into the Heart of Tara’s Mandala


Austin Tara Circle invites everyone to experience the mind’s radiance as the Goddess Tara. Participants can dance a path to awakening, reconnect with one’s highest potential and join a healing power journey into the realm of the Divine Feminine.

Attendees will have the precious opportunity to receive instruction from a teacher of rare talent and sublime insight. Prema Dasara, a holder of a unique Tara lineage and creator of a ritual dance of empowerment and sacred celebration, will teach an intensive and inspiring weekend on the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara.  Her work is praised by many high lamas of Tibetan Buddhism and enjoyed by dancers from all spiritual traditions.

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