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2011 Durango Seminars & Workshops

These seminars and workshops have been selected by the volunteer, 2011 WholeExpo Education Committee members:
Dr. Robert S. Stein, MA, DC, CCSP, Holistic Chiropractor • Teresa Arney, Owner of Pathways Center for Natural Healing • Laurie Gambacorta, Co-Founder of H2O Holistic Health Options • Lisa Byrne, Co-Creator of E.P.I.C. Conscious Living Magazine • Monica Devi Bhakti, Artist/Spiritual Counselor

SATURDAY, September 11th

11:00 – 12:00 Noon
The Spiritual Dimensions of Menopause and Perimenopause Wise Women, the World Needs You! with
Monica Devi Bhakti
In this workshop, we will explore the spiritual lessons available to us through the path of the menopausal and perimenopausal experience. Whether you are currently in or entering menopause, or just want to know how to work with it when it comes, this workshop is for you. This unique time of life offers riches to the spiritual seeker when we learn to harmonize with the natural forces at work within us. We will also address the physical and emotional issues experienced by women at this time of life and learn how we can truly become the Wise Women that we are!

Monica Devi Bhakti has been working and teaching in the field of healing and energy work throughout the United States for over 16 years. She has worked with numerous sensitive individuals through clairvoyant /intuitive readings, counseling, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Polarity, massage, energy work & numerous other modalities.

12:00 – 1:00
Sound Health with
Lisa Byrne
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary contains the following definitions. The definition of Sound is free from injury or disease, exhibiting normal health, free from flaw, defect or decay! The definition of Health is the condition of being Sound in body, mind & spirit! The definition of Heal is to Make Sound! So join us to Make Sound. We will discuss the basis of Sound Healing; explore toning the Chakras with Intention and experience meditation through vibrational instruments.

Lisa Byrne is a Musician, Sacred Sound Practitioner, Certified Massage Therapist & Reiki Master. Lisa combines her intuitive musical abilities and the sacred healing sound of the Didgeridoo, Tibetan & Crystal Bowls, Drum, Native American Flute, toning and chanting. Lisa works with individuals and groups to facilitate a variety of sound related events. Lisa has also utilized the serene sounds of the Tibetan & Crystal bowls in End of Life Care.

1:00 – 2:00
Living Life Luminously with
Teresa Arney
Do you feel well within your Soul? Are you living a life of Grace and constant joy with all that is good flowing into your being-ness? Do you feel the guidance of Spirit in all that you do? Or are you feeling like you are in the wrong boat, headed upstream, alone, and with no support from the Spiritual Realms? Join Teresa Arney for a beautiful journey of reconnection to Self and the luminous World of Divine Light Beings who await our requests to flip on our Spiritual Switch of Illumination. A short, group "Spiritual Baptism" will release imprints of old energy patterns along with a healing meditiation to implement the new energies of Spirit. GET RECONNECTED AND FEEL THE HAND OF SPIRIT ON YOUR SHOULDERS!

Teresa Arney is a Spiritual teacher and healer who channels Divine Beings of Light to facilitate healing and illuminate the body, mind and Spirit. Her work as a channel healer was blessed by JOHN OF GOD in 2006. She is founder of Pathways Healing Center in Bayfield, CO.

2:00 – 3:00
Hello Again From the Other Side with
Trisha Dolan
Experience the opening of the door to the "otherside" in messages you receive from departed friends and loved ones. Do they just want to let you know that they are around you, that they are okay? Find closure and heal your heart and move on after receiving a message from a departed loved one knowing they are OK. Messages are delivered in a joyful, lighthearted and cheerful fun manner. This event will be entertaining and no one will leave disappointed.

Trisha Dolan was born with the gift of insight, being clairvoyant and clairaudient (seeing images and hearing messages) from Spirit. Not realizing everyone couldn't see, hear and talk to people from the otherside, she now facilitates messages from beyond As a professional psychic and channel for 20+ years, she assists individuals to empower themselves. Trisha believes that everyone has the "gift" and like any weak muscle in the body, it can be strengthened, developed, assisted to become more dependable. Certified by Doreen Virtue as an Angel Practitioner ™, she travels extensively sharing her profound talent, touching people's hearts with powerful messages.

3:00 – 4:00
What is Laughter Yoga Anyway? It's Fun! It's Contagious! with
Teresa Jantz
Laughter Yoga is a unique type of yoga which combines unconditional laughter with deep breathing, simple stretching and childlike playfulness. Anyone can Laugh for No Reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group with eye contact and childlike playfulness. It soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter...one receives the same physiological and psychological benefits. It's a complete well-being workout. Come join us! LaughterYogaDurango.com

Teresa Jantz is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Professional Kinesiology Practitioner (PKP) and Reiki Master/Teacher and owner of Touchpoint Therapy, LLC in Durango, CO. Laughter Yoga, Acupressure, Reiki, Applied Kinesiology, T'ai Chi, Medical Qigong, and Meditation are among the many modalities that Teresa uses to help facilitate her clients' innate natural abilities to work toward obtaining optimal health, balance and vitality at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

4:00 – 5:00
Health is Innate: An Experiential Journey into Healing with
Michelle Hemingway, MD
One of the most powerful forces we have in each of us is our ability to heal. This force is stronger than any outside healer or treatment but sometimes it does need our conscious assistance. We can all tap into this healing force no matter what disease or health issue we are dealing with. In this discussion we will explore how we can connect to this inherent healing force and support our own healing from the inside out. A guided visualization tour through the body will aid in our exploration.

Michelle Hemingway MD received her BS in Biochemistry and BA in Psychology from the University of North Texas. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1986 and completed her internship in Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. Her lifelong interest is in the interconnection between body, mind and spirit. This has spurred her to develop expertise in a wide spectrum of healing modalities, both traditional and alternative with an emphasis in osteopathy. 

5:00 – 6:00
Movie: HEALING, featuring
Brazillian Healer, John of God
"Healing" is a very poignant and powerful documentary on healing of the body, mind, and Spirit through the works of the world famous Brazilian healer John of God. This profound documentary  is about healing at a deep level and reinforms us of our innate ability to heal ourselves and how we create disease through Spiritual imbalances. Spontaneous healings and miracles have happened by just watching this film!

Please join us as Pathways Center presents this rare opportunity to view this film.

6:00 – 7:00
Inflammation: Our Silent Killer, Ways to Identify and Reduce Inflammation in Your Body with
Renae Blanton
Inflammation in the body increases one’s risk of developing heart disease almost 10-fold. It is also associated with pain, cancer, infection and chronic disease. Learn how to identify the presence of inflammation in your body, some of its causes, and ways to naturally reduce this silent killer. Information will include the role of inflammation in aging, disease, illness; how to measure it; what to ask your
medical provider about this both western medicine and naturally/herbally. Time for questions and answers.

Renae Blanton, MSN, FNP has over 20 years of experience in helping patients reach their health goals. She is owner-practitioner at Sonas Integrative Medical Center where she focuses in Anti-aging medicine, Bio-identical Hormones for men and women, family medicine, acute and chronic disease, and environmental issues such as heavy metal toxicity and detoxification.

SUNDAY, September 11th

9:30 – 11:30
Agape In Durango Presents:
9:30 Local live sound meditation
10:00-11:30 Live Streaming of
Michael Beckwith
Experience Mystic, Author & Visionary Michael Bernard Beckwith and the expansive music of Agape International Spiritual Center LOVE Streaming LIVE as it is happening in LA. The message that moves through Beckwith is keenly relevant at this time.

11:00 – 12:00
Journey of the Lotus: Energy, Empowerment & the Healing Process with
Jeff Masters
We are all creations of experience. As bio-energetic “transceivers”, everything we have experienced in this and other potentialities is manifest and stored in and around our bodies. During this workshop, Jeff will take you on the journey of the Lotus, from the murky depths of unconscious reactivity to the radiant light of empowered awareness and understanding. This course will cover the physical and energetic anatomy, practices to open to the realization of stored information and what one can expect during the process of healing as these seeds of enlightenment reach the light of our conscious mind.

Jeff Masters, visionary healer and teacher, has researched the human energy field and consciousness for 30 years. In that time he has studied with some of the most luminous minds in the field of mind/body science including Marcel Vogel, Paul St. John, Rama Jyoti Vernon and Dr. Vasant Lad. Jeff is the founder of Thunder Mountain Wellness, a Sedona based facility dedicated to vibrant health, wellness and the realization of the fully actualized human potential.

12:00 – 1:00
Animal Comunication 101 with
Elizabeth Anglin
Join veteran pet telepath Elizabeth Anglin in this hands-on introduction to Animal Communication. Learn how you can use your mind, body, and spirit to access the World-Wide-Web of Consciousness to “speak” with animals wild and domestic. Animal Communication isn’t difficult to learn. It just requires practice in recognizing how information is shared through higher consciousness. Participants will experience both giving and receiving a short animal communication session in this dynamic workshop. Are you a pet telepath? Elizabeth says, “Yes!”

Elizabeth Anglin has been practicing Animal Communication and Reiki since 1994. She offers intuitive and energy healing sessions for people, pets and families. Her goal is to assist all beings in ending suffering through providing positive experiences of shared consciousness. Currently hosts Blog Talk Radio show”Mountain Psychic Hour” and also a weekly radio show on Transformation Talk Radio.

1:00 – 2:00
Across the Veil Open Forum with
April Lugo, PhD
Across the Veil open forum promises to be a unique experience as we connect and communicate with those who have journeyed ahead of us “Across the Veil” receiving guidance and wisdom from the ancients, angels, masters, teachers, and guides, receiving messages from family, loved ones, friends and even sometimes pets. Questions answered and insight received, bringing healing to body, mind, spirit and emotions, as we journey “Across the Veil”. As heard on internet radio and internet TV, and open forum events nationwide. www.whitewolfapril.com/Across_the_veil.html

April Lugo, PhD in Holistic Healing, Metaphysical Arts and Parapsychology, educator, lecturer, author, ordained minister, healer, and intuitive reader. April had the gift of healing and intuitive awareness all her life; she is now celebrating her professional career since 1979. She shares insight through live, light and healing through working with her spirit guides. Author: books, class materials, monthly newsletter, CD’s, DVD’s, Oracle Cards. Founder of Metaphysical Arts Institute. 970-261-5200, april@whitewolfapril.com

2:00 – 3:00
Going Gluten Free with
Jess Kelly, MNT
Learn how to identify and live without gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt and more. Here you will explore the causes of celiac disease and gluten intolerance while deepening an understanding of the anatomy and philology of the digestive system. Jess Kelley, Master Nutrition Therapist, will outline the details of an elimination diet and other testing options. In addition to learning the 4R protocol for healing the gut and specific nutrients to support gastriontestinal health, this presentation will offer strategies for eating, cooking, shopping, holidays, travel and more.

Jess Kelley, MNT, is a Master Nutrition Therapist and in her practice, Durango Nutrition, she focuses on food allergies and hormone balance. She has continuing education credits in both Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and Endocrinology. She writes a monthly nutrition column for Skiing Magazine and is the Managing Editor for Edible San Juan Mountains Magazine.

3:00 – 4:00
Holistic Education is "Education Out of the Box" with
Zahra Lightway
By now everyone knows that the education of our children requires a holistic approach.  What is a holistic education model? What is the role of spirituality in holistic education?  What are the roles of children, parents and educators in our new schools? To see the true importance of a new third wave in education, we must first understand the how, why, and what of the first and second waves. Who created them and for what purposes? In this talk, get answers to all these questions, and find out how you can be part of the change in a new local initiative to create a new paradigm holistic school for this region.

Ms Lightway founded Stand Up, Speak Out, a youth empowerment group and is co-leading the Bag It! Campaign to get rid of one use plastic bags. She left public schools to focus on creating new holistic models for children’s education and founded the first Lightway School in Houston. She teaches Conscious Language classes and helps students from around the world find host families through Northwest Student Exchange.

4:00 – 5:00
Reclaiming our Food Sovereignty and the Effects of Genetically Modified Organisms on our Food with
Elisa Bird
What are GMO’s, how do they affect our food and our food system, how is our food system being taken over by bio-tech companies in particular Monsanto – creators of Agent Orange and more importantly how can we reclaim our food and food system. This presentation will look at all of these issues and leave us with the tools, the hope and the power to reclaim our all important food sovereignty.

Elisa Bird, Green Living Educator and Photographer is a 25 year resident of the lower Animas River Valley and has been a student and educator of sustainable living since the late 70’s. She is a co-founder and education director of Sustainable San Juan, a green living education organization and network located in Aztec, NM, serving the area of San Juan County, New Mexico. www.SustainableSanJuan.com. 505-716-3915, ebirddesign@yahoo.com or director@sustainablesanjuan.com


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