Join the Austin Public Library (APL) this April for “Talk Green to Me,” a free series of fun and informative discussions, presentations and documentaries at library branches across town. For the whole month, the library will host programs that explore topics such as gray water recycling, urban wildlife habitats, green landscaping, community gardens, growing local, sustainable community planning, small-footprint living, eco homes, the Barton Springs aquifer and even edible insects.
Susanna Bair, published author and recognized mystic of the heart, presents The Heart that Heals: A Workshop on Emotional Intelligence, at 9 a.m., March 28 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Bair will share methods and practices for heart-centered healing.
The one-day workshop will teach participants basic and advanced meditation using breath, visualization and vocalized sound to energize and heal the heart. Bair will demonstrate energetic methods for resolving four common emotional problems: how to heal a heart of disappointment; how to heal a heart of burnout after a long period of success and accomplishment; how to heal a heart of isolation and loneliness by finding the purpose of one’s life; and how to forgive and be forgiven so one’s heart can grow and feel uplifted.
Chiropractic doctor Steven Klayman, owner of Klayman Holistic Chiropractic Clinic, will teach pain relieving techniques in a workshop designed for both health professionals and the general public from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 14. Klayman will present information on muscle testing, or kinesiology, and teach participants to practice its application to relieve health issues such as back and sacroiliac pain, acid reflux, asthma, headaches, hemorrhoids, and knee and joint pain.
by Sheila Julson
While personal transformation coach and healer Ed Reidt was a practicing chiropractor during the late 1990s and 2000s, he made a connection that physical symptoms his patients had experienced were often brought on by long-held negative emotions such as guilt or anger. By getting to the crux of his patients’ emotional issues and directing them to release adverse feelings, Reidt noticed how their health improved. He couldn’t scientifically explain it, but he saw positive results, so he knew he was on to something special.
Camp Rough, a sustainable-living family learning center that focuses on outdoor adventure, native tradition, music, dance, cooking and more, is hosting a family music festival, a date night sleepover and a children’s spring break camp during the first quarter of 2015.
The Spring Break Camp for kids will run 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, March 16 through 20. Camps integrate play in a natural setting, along with songs, dance, crafts and more.
Austin Tara Circle invites everyone to experience the mind’s radiance as the Goddess Tara. Participants can dance a path to awakening, reconnect with one’s highest potential and join a healing power journey into the realm of the Divine Feminine.
Attendees will have the precious opportunity to receive instruction from a teacher of rare talent and sublime insight. Prema Dasara, a holder of a unique Tara lineage and creator of a ritual dance of empowerment and sacred celebration, will teach an intensive and inspiring weekend on the Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara. Her work is praised by many high lamas of Tibetan Buddhism and enjoyed by dancers from all spiritual traditions.