International Agate Expo Comes to Austin
The International Exposition of Agate will come to Austin, June 6 through 9, at the Norris Conference Center. The Exposition is held only once every four years in different locations.
The four-day Exposition will feature many vendors, speakers, exhibits and collectors from diverse locales, including Australia, Russia, Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Africa and elsewhere. Vendors will bring unique specimens of quartz, amethyst, dinosaur bones, and other popular crystals, minerals and fossils for home, office and collections—all shapes, sizes and colors. Lapidary equipment and supplies will also be available.
Exhibits of private, never-before-seen agate collections will be on display, some in public for the first time. These curated exhibits will include Laguna, Chinese Fighting Blood, Lake Superior, Thunder Egg, Purple Passion, dinosaur fossil agates and many more, including colorful and rare agates from many different countries.
Ticket prices vary. Location: 2525 W. Anderson Ln #365, Austin. For exposition schedule and ticket pricing, visit NTRocks.com/international-exposition-of-agate.
Fifth International Day of Yoga returns to Texas State Capitol
The 5th International Day of Yoga (IDoY) will be held at the Texas State Capitol at 5:30 p.m. on June 15th, with the vision to “Keep Austin Yogic”.
For the past 4 years, this family-friendly event has drawn more than 4000 Austinites and local yoga studios and partners, making it the biggest free community yoga movement Austin has seen at one place and time. This year is even bigger with keynote speaker and author Rajshree Patel taking the stage to give the experience of yoga.
This event is presented by The Art of Living Austin and supported by the Consulate of India (Houston), in collaboration with local yoga studios and like-minded organizations. International Day of Yoga provides a unique platform unifying diverse communities in Austin across age, race, color, gender, religion and various schools of yoga.
In a time filled with violence, mass shootings and depression, this year’s theme “The Power of Vital Force: For Mental Health & Wellness” exemplifies this spirit of true value of yoga. The program includes 90 minutes of yoga postures, breathing exercises, peace meditation, live music, yoga dance, yoga talk and more.
Rajshree Patel is an international self-awareness coach, teacher, and speaker. She has taught hundreds of thousands of people in more than 35 countries the power of meditation, mindfulness, breath work and other ancient tools for accessing the innate source of energy, creativity and fulfillment.
Free, RSVP required. Location: 1100 Congress Ave. Organizers encourage participants to wear cool summer clothes, bring a yoga mat and water. For more information, visit KeepAustinYogic.org.
Experience the Best of Both Worlds at the Summer Holistic and Metaphysical Life Expo
Spiritual Life Productions presents the Austin Metaphysical & Holistic Life Expo on July 6 and 7 at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, located at 6000 Middlefiskville Rd.
Attendees will be able to explore and interact with many different practitioners such as psychics, readers, astrologers, energy workers, crystal and jewelry vendors, gifts and metaphysical products under one roof.
“All of the exhibiting professionals offer paid services or merchandise,” says Marilyn Waggoner, long-time organizer of the quarterly events. “However each one of them are more than willing to answer your questions about the work they do, the services they provide or the products they offer.”
All independent practitioners and vendors are selected from the best of the best both locally and from around the country.
Educational lectures presented cover advanced, intermediate and basic topics, giving the attendees an opportunity to interact directly with many of the experts and practitioners in a one-on-one group learning experience.
International Event: A Journey into Awakening
An international one-day event, A Journey into Awakening, will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 9 at the Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum hotel. The workshop will be conducted by a spiritual teacher from India who will live stream teachings to more than 40 locations in North America.
This one-day workshop is being presented for the first time in the United States. A recent workshop at a location in Europe attracted over 1000 people in one location. Participants reported experiences leading to inner calm, improving and healing relationships and success in areas of self-interests and more.
Participants at this workshop can expect to experience a calmer mind, profound inner peace, spiritual growth, transformation in consciousness, better health and loving relationships and achieve success in the outer world.
An additional three-day workshop, Awakening into the Golden Age, will be held August 2 through 4, at Domain Westin.
Cost: $175-250. Location: 3612 Tudor Boulevard, Austin. Early bird discounts through June 28. Purchase tickets at bit.ly/JourneyIntoAwakening. For more information, email Bhaskar Rao at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit JourneyIntoAwakening.events. For information about the three-day workshop, visit GoldenAge.Events/Texas/.
Qi Revolution Returns to Austin in 2019
Qi Revolution will return to Austin on August 24 through 26 at the Austin Convention Center. The last time the event was held in Austin was in 2017.
The three-day event features qigong exercises and food-based healing taught in detail by Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack and 20 other instructors. Primack, a 20-year Qigong practitioner, healed himself of lifelong asthma and through his workshops has helped others discover the secrets of maximizing their own healing potential.
During the first day, instructors teach guests level one qigong healing and breathing applications and move into even more powerful breathing applications on days two and three.
Qi Revolution is the largest qigong event in North America and has been praised by experts of yoga and naturopathic medicine. Experiencing ourselves as pure energy for even one minute is the ultimate “reset button” to relieve stress and improve focus. 9-Breath Method, a signature technique taught to over 50,000 live people at Qi Revolution, allows for this transformation. Oxygen retention and pulsation of breath is the secret of the masters and few courses offer this level of comprehensive instruction.
Cost: $199 for all three days, advance registration required. Location: 500 E Cesar Chavez St #4th, Austin. For more information, call 800-298-8970 or visit QiRevolution.com.
SAVE THE DATE
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Monthly Spiritual Life Fair – 10am-5:30pm. This monthly Saturday fair is focused on presenting very special talents and products in a community dedicated to healing Body, Mind and Spirit as One. Nature’s Treasures, 4102 N Interstate 35, Austin. More info at Facebook.com/SpiritualLifeProductions/spiritual-life-fair.
SATURDAY, JULY 6
Austin Metaphysical and Holistic Life Expo – July 6-7. 10am-6:30pm, Sat; 11am-6pm, Sun. Our events are dedicated to education and community in a comfortable setting. Attendees will find a wonderful assortment of books, products and services, meet amazing teachers and make new friends! Free lectures with $8 admission. Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middlefiskville Rd. SpiritualLifeProductions.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Feileacan Trauma Release Class – August 3-4, August 10-11, 10 am – 6 pm. This class combines reiki, trauma informed practices, mindfulness, guided meditation, the principles of somatic therapy, and additional techniques to empower each individual’s healing process. Presented by Izzy Swanson. $500, register by July 1. Class size limited to six people. 2520 Longview St. Suite 313, Austin. For more information and to register, visit TransformationReiki.com.