Create to Your Heart’s Content


Create a Gogo is offering two free workshops—a restorative yoga class with a meditation on manifesting, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 6, and an intuitive workshop with exercises for increased awareness and selfguidance, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 27.

Last month, Susannah Raulino and Vanessa Shields opened Create a Gogo as a place for people to explore the wonders of their minds and hearts in a fun, supportive environment. They offer workshops, classes and private sessions in creativity and self-development through writing, improvisation, yoga, dance, meditation and collaborative drawing. Drawing upon decades of personal and teaching experience, Raulino and Shields help people have breakthrough experiences and give them tools to carry change forward into their lives and their creativity.

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Wake Up Your Body’s Own Healing Abilities


Specializing in acupuncture, acupressure and herbal prescriptions based on each individual’s needs, Nailin Lu, LAc, at Lu Acupuncture Center, is offering 30-minute, free consultations for new patients.

A holistic approach is applied to every patient, which means the treatment plans focus on not only relieving the symptoms, but also dealing with the underlying cause of the disease to help to restore the normal function of the body. Common problems treated at Lu Acupuncture Center include acid reflux, allergies, hypothyroidism, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal issues, low libido, infertility, stress, depression, migraine, side effects from cancer treatment and chronic pain.

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Letter from Publisher – April 2014

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We’re thrilled that you’re a fan of Natural Awakenings! It’s fairly safe to conclude that you’re also a fan of a healthy environment. Welcome to our annual Green Living issue.

Crissy Trask’s feature article, “Live Green, Save Big,” disproves the myth that eco-friendly choices are harder on our wallets than conventional options. The accompanying piece, “By the Numbers,” is another eye-opener.

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Change Your Life via Energy Work


Created by Gabriella Espinosa, Pure Soul Alchemy is a transformative, vibrational energy work designed to unwind, unblock and reconfigure a participant’s inner and outer reality, setting them on a new, life-enhancing track. Benefits include, transformation of issues pertaining to jobs, relationships, finances and family; the ability to harness creative energy; feeling rested and energized; clarity, focus and guided action in the operations of daily life; feelings of profound happiness and satisfaction; confronting and clearing old buried emotions; freedom of choice to feel, think and act differently; and release of unresolved and detrimental relationships, opening the space for new and better relationships.

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InnerScapes Moves to New Location


InnerScapes has opened a new office at the Buda-Kyle border, at 3601 Kyle Crossing, in Kyle. The new location provides more scheduling flexibility, privacy and parking. It is centrally accessible from Austin, San Marcos and Wimberley.

InnerScapes provides private LEN life coaching, yoga and meditation sessions, as well as phone consultations for those experiencing distress, grieving a loss or ready to make a life change.

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Letter from Publisher – March 2014

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Albert Einstein is a guest contributor to my letter this month. His essay on life provided me an inspiring lift when I needed it and is worth sharing.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

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Prema Dasara Leads Sacred Dance Workshop in Austin


Wisdom and compassion are our birthright,” says Prema Dasara. The worldrenowned creator and teacher of sacred dance will guide participants in reclaiming this birthright at her weekend workshop, Dance in the Mandala of Tara, 7 to 9 p.m. March 14, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 and 16, at the Zen Shinji Centre, in Austin. She will teach the unique form of transformational dance, which she offers worldwide as a prayer for peace, protection and empowerment.

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Clearing the Cobwebs of the Soul


In our natural state, we experience clarity in our body, mind, emotions and spirit. Traumatic physical, mental or emotional events can cause us to lose our connection to our core self and feel unable to function as we were once accustomed. While each of us is here to learn, grow and discover happiness in our own way, life experiences may challenge those aspects of our lives that define our happiness, such as our physical health, mental and emotional peace, healthy relationships and fulfilling work.

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Find True Love, Just in Time for Valentine’s


Valentine’s Day is hard to celebrate for those who are single, broken hearted or disillusioned by romance, but “that’s the opportune time to discover that true love dwells within one’s own spirit,” says Sondra Sneed, author of What to Do When You’re Dead: A Former Atheist Interviews the Source of Infinite Being. She will be offering a workshop and book signing at 7 p.m., February 12, at the Yarborough Branch, Austin Public Library.

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Three Keys to an Amazing Relationship


by John Howard

Amazing relationships bring us joy, ease, security and love. They reduce stress, improve our immune system and help us grow as people. As important as they are, we get surprisingly little training for them. Having a great relationship requires knowledge and skills that may not have been modeled by our families. Three practices can set us on the right course: functioning as one, staying emotionally connected and being ourselves.

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