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Articles from: March 2013

Crystal Connection Spring Re-Opening and New Webstore

Crystal Connection is re-opening in April with an amazing new look and feel. As owner Cephora shares, “The space is stunning and finding your stones has never been easier. We hope to inspire you to come for a visit.”

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Training Baby Boomers by Nunzio Signore

People often say, “I just don’t have the time to exercise” or “I don’t want to spend the money.” But when we look at those two excuses for not exercising, one has to wonder what fits into a person’s budget and schedule better—exercising one hour each day or lacking energy and not feeling your best 24 hours per day.

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Nutritional Boot Camp Starts April 1

“Are you ready to break free from yo-yo dieting and learn to eat correctly and healthfully,” asks Debbie Hauser, owner of Pure Symmetry Fitness. If so, you will want to be part of the upcoming six week nutritional boot camp where you are guaranteed to lose weight, feel better and take control of your eating. According to past participant Londa Mandile, “I was so full of energy, so happy and feeling great. I can’t believe it. Debbie was right. I am sticking to this nutritional weight loss boot camp. I am really learning so much about ounce size and cup size. I’m learning how to eat and becoming full. I have a whole new attitude.”

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New Personal Coaching System Launched

Charles Glassman, MD, FACP, is founder of Coach MD, a transformational approach to healthcare. In addition, Glassman is the author of the critically acclaimed book Brain Drain and founder of the NY Center for Longevity & Wellness. Knowing that the challenges of everyday life are at the core of both illness and wellness, Dr. Glassman felt to be an authentic physician, he could not turn his back on this reality.

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The True Beauty of Herbs by Jaye Levitsky

For many people, the term herbs conjures up very specific impressions, most of which involve stimulating the senses. Some view herbs as aromatics used to restore calmness, achieve clarity or engage another emotion and others use herbs as a garnish or ingredient to enhance flavor. And while these impressions have merit, each fail to fully embody the true quintessence of this plant source.

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Upcoming Hypnosis Certification Class

Clinical hypnotherapy can help people with everything from addictions to zoophobia, the fear of animals. As local hypnotherapist Ajamu Ayinde shares, “Hypnosis can support personal growth and spiritual exploration, reduce exam anxiety, improve memory and public speaking, help overcome setbacks, increase creativity and more.” Hypnosis has been endorsed by the American Medical Association since 1958.

Join Ayinde for a Basic Hypnosis certification class May 3-5 and May 18-19 at the Center for a Healthy You in Poughkeepsie. A free introductory talk will be given May 1 from 7-9 p.m. Physicians, nurses, massage therapists and others will learn to use guided imagery to produce transformation. Students who complete this class will become Certified Hypnotists through the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH). This 5-day course is the first in a series of three courses leading to certification as a Transpersonal Medical Hypnotherapist. Those who complete the three classes will be certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA).
Instructor Ayinde is a medical hypnotherapist and trainer. He was in the first
NATH Hypnosis Trainers Training in 1998 and has since trained students across the United States, Canada and England. He has an extensive experience in pain management and has spoken at Benedictine Hospital, Morehouse School of Medicine and is the only non-dentist to have spoken before the Dutchess County Dental Society. He will be joined by G. Ernest Lofton, a board certified physician.
Call 240-6470 or visit for more information.


Ananda Ashram Yoga Teacher Training

Join us in residence at the historic Ananda Ashram from July 29 to August 25 for yoga teacher training. Immerse yourself in a profound exploration of the art and science of yoga. Learn yoga philosophy and psychology by chanting and studying the original source material, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Learn to read and write the ancient Sanskrit devanagari script and to pronounce and chant with confidence.

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Classes and Retreats at Zen Buddhist Center

Seven Zen Buddhist lineageholding teachers provide personal instruction at Zen Garland among a diverse and welcoming community. They hold daily meditation sessions along with classes, workshops and monthly retreats.

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Get Happy and Lose Weight

“Remember when you were a kid and you played outside all day?” asks Pauline Henriques, owner of Z-Lifestyle Dance Fitness Studio in Blauvelt. “That was happiness, and food had no part of it.”

According to Henriques, becoming a responsible adult somehow meant a departure from that type of happiness for many individuals. “Working, parenting and paying the bills replaced carefree play.

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Rockland Farm Alliance Announces its Third CSA Season

Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA) is excited to embark on the third growing season of its initial farm project, Cropsey Community Farm. RFA, whose mission is facilitating local sustainable agriculture in Rockland County and educating the community about small-scale farming and local food, started Rockland’s only Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm in 2010 on the former Cropsey Farm property in New City. Cropsey Community Farm has been visited by hundreds of students and has fed over 200 families fresh, locally grown, organic produce in its first two seasons.

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