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Local News Briefs for March

Ebb and Flow Workshop Explores Primal Rhythms

Join Rae Higgins, sex educator, and outdoor educator Cristina Schooler of The Rooted Method, for Ebb and Flow: Honoring Your Primal Cycles and Rhythms, from 10 a.m. to noon, March 16, at Soma Vida in Austin.

Participants will learn how to be more in tune with their bodies, including understanding menstrual cycles, tracking cycles, the sacred feminine, primal rhythms throughout the seasons, setting rituals, breath work and non-toxic menstrual health. Understanding how to track one’s menstrual cycle can lead to a life of intention, clarity and rhythm.

“Throughout your experience, we will provide the setting, education and movement for you to tune in to this special women’s circle,” says Schooler. “This workshop is for anyone who is looking for a broad understanding of the inner and outer workings of living a life more in tune with nature’s cycles.”

Cost: $40. Location: 2324 E. Cesar Chavez in Austin. For more information email [email protected] or visit and click on Events.

8th Annual Texas VegFest Returns to Fiesta Gardens

The eighth Annual Texas VegFest, a celebration of plant-based lifestyles and animal welfare, is being held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 6 at Fiesta Gardens on beautiful Lake Austin.

Texas VegFest is an educational event orchestrated by Texas Veg Foundation, whose mission is educating as many families and individuals as possible about the benefits of a plant-based life-style.

This family-friendly event features health and wellness vendors, delicious food samples, youth and interactive activities, speakers, live music and more.

The festival is currently seeking volunteers and participants for the event. The deadline for food vendor registration is March 18; the deadline for all other participants is March 31.

Cost to attend: Free; $5 donation for a swag bag with vendor items. Texas Veg Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. For more information visit

Polarity Therapy Training by Local Practitioner

Board Certified Polarity Practitioner Heather Joyce Wolfe, RN, BCPP, will offer polarity therapy training to those wishing to become an Associate Polarity Practitioner.

According to Wolfe, polarity therapy can be integrated very effectively into other forms of body/energy work including massage, shiatsu and reiki.

“Many practitioners have reported that polarity therapy has provided the ‘missing link’ and enabled them to integrate the many aspects of the healing arts,” she says.

Wolfe trained as a nurse in Ireland, her native country, and has had a private healing practice for many years after training in Therapeutic Touch and polarity therapy, amongst other modalities. She has taught polarity therapy to American Standards both in Ireland and America, and looks forward to bringing this to Austin, where she has lived for the past two years to be near her two children and grandchild.

Wolfe will lead a special women's circle on International Women’s Day, March 8 – see calendar for details. For more information, email [email protected] or visit for updated course events, and for information about polarity therapy.

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