“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.
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.
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.
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.
Holistic wellness practitioner and ThetaHealing instructor, Jennifer Lambright, LMT, will be teaching a basic ThetaHealing course from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., February 21 to 23 and an advanced course from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., February 28 to March 2, at the Mindful Body Center, in Austin.
These two courses, which offer powerful, yet easy-to-use techniques to create joy, abundance, love and wellness, are for everyone, including people just starting on a spiritual or healing journey, as well as experienced healers. Students will be given enough time to practice and feel comfortable using the technique once they leave class.
IAM Heart cofounder Susanna Bair will be offering several meditation workshops on the seven chakras at St. David’s Episcoal Church, in Austin, including an introductory session from 6 to 8 p.m., February 21; a full-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 22; and an advanced workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., February 23.
by Sandra Yeyati
Psychic medium John Edward will be appearing at the Doubletree by Hilton Austin at 7 p.m., February 5. A seven-time New York Times bestselling author, Edward will begin the evening with an interactive question-and-answer session. He will then connect with the Other Side and give messages to the audience from family and friends that have crossed over.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller
Despite the commercialization of almost every holiday, including precious Valentine’s Day, I love that it still illustrates the heart of what matters—our heart! In this month’s feature article, “Rethinking Heart Health,” Dr. James Forleo reminds us that, “It’s no coincidence that we address our physical and emotional heart by the same name. Our physical heart usually reflects the state of our emotional heart, and vice versa.”