From deep in the Amazon rainforest of Acre, Brazil, eight members of the Yawanawá tribe take a journey from their home to share their sacred songs, ancestral dance, languag e and spiritual heritage through Journey to Mutum: a Cultural Encounter. Presented by Indigenous Celebration, based out of Florida, the Yawanawá will treat the public to rituals never before seen in the United States. Their live performance, Journey To Mutum: Cultural Encounter, will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m., October 7, at Unity Church of the Hills.
Native Americans and indigenous tribes in India and Africa have performed firewalking—the act of walking barefoot across hot embers or stones—to gain the energy to perform hands-on healing for others, self-healing and to fill up with the power they need to accomplish big challenges. Energy healer and certified firewalk instructor Kerri Hummingbird will lead a Firewalk Empowerment Workshop from 5 to 9 p.m., September 16.
by Debbie West
Physicians and parents are struggling with ways to help children overcome behavioral issues currently labeled as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and other mental health-related conditions. Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) is a patient-based mind/body method that can replace or supplement existing protocol. QHHT has gained popularity in North America as an integrative, non-invasive treatment option for children, with a parent acting on behalf of the child.
Children may be consistently successful in school, or often lacking success and are afraid of not pleasing their parents. In her book Your Child’s Strengths, educator, author and speaker Jenifer Fox states that earning good grades and pleasing parents and teachers are not effective motivators for true learning and can actually cause stress, anxiety, and may lead to the development of negative habits.
Dr. Eric Pearl is the founder of Reconnective Healing (RH), a comprehensive option for life progress in overall health, balance, spirituality and wholeness. For over 20 years, Pearl has been traveling the world, serving alongside the global community as an ambassador for this evolutionary movement in health care. From August 19 through 23, he will be at the Palmer Events Center for seminars featuring a two-part training program for RH Levels 1 and 2, which allows participants to discover and explore RH frequencies and even open their own RH practices.
Austin residents will have an opportunity to experience the Qi Revolution, a seminar designed to teach the principles of qigong, the ancient Chinese system of exercises and breathing techniques. From August 26 through 28 at the Austin Convention Center, a ttendees will be able to immerse themselves in pure energy through the 9Breath Method, a signature technique that has been taught to over 50,000 people at Qi Revolution workshops around the country. Food healing science will also be taught at the event, along with strength training, hands-on healing, reflexology, tui na massage, five elements and more.
by Karisma Tamez
Growing food can save money and is guaranteed to be fresh. Homegrown produce doesn’t get recalled, while commercially grown produce often lacks vital nutrients. Home gardening gives people the right to control what goes in— and on—what is grown and eventually consumed.
The first-ever Camp Yogi will be held August 19 through 21 at The Retreat at Balcones Springs, near Marble Falls. Organized by a group of yoga-loving Austinites, the event is designed to bring together a younger demographic of yogis for a weekend of practice, play and presence.
Reset Retreat, a women’s luxury personal growth and yoga retreat in Belize, has announced the expansion of a new stateside retreat in Texas’ rolling hills of Hudson Oaks. The accelerated four-day program, which takes place September 15 through 18, includes daily yoga, life coaching sessions, self-improvement activities, farmto- table fare and accommodations at a luxurious property near Fort Worth. Reset Retreat is focused on creating a sacred space for guests to press the pause button and reexamine who they are, what they want and how to achieve their goals.
by Sheila Julson
Whether it’s floating in saltwater, receiving a blast of rejuvenating oxygen or relaxing in a salt cave, Austin is now budding with uncommon wellness treatments that have been in existence for decades, yet previously considered fringe or even freaky by mainstream America. However, as preventive health awareness grows, more people are discovering these untapped holistic modalities to achieve physical and mental balance.