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WholeExpo 2014 Durango Holistic Health & Ecological Seminars & Workshops

These seminars and workshops have been selected by the volunteer, 2014 WholeExpo Education Committee.

SATURDAY, September 6th

Debbie Meyers11:00 – 12:00 Noon

Don’t Get Stuck in Neutral: The Connection Between Laughter, Joy and Health

with Debbie Meyers, CNP, MS

Much time and money is devoted to maintaining optimal health using various lifestyle behaviors and treatments such as diets, supplements, drugs, sports club activities, meditation, spiritual retreats or self-help books to name a few. This can become a very serious and time-consuming process, at times leading us to feel frustrated or “stuck in neutral”. What we often overlook is one of the most effective therapies of all – laughter. There is abundant scientific research showing the positive effect of humor on stress-related hormones, pain, blood vessels, neurotransmitters and the immune system. This hour, let’s giggle and shift out of neutral as we explore and experience the connection between joy, laughter and our own good health.

Debbie Meyers, CNP, MS is a women’s health nurse practitioner practicing at Sonas Integrative Medical Center. In addition, her thirty-five years of nursing have included work in the areas of geriatrics, home health, college and school health and hospice. Her graduate degree and nurse practitioner education was received through the University of Colorado. Her practice, life experiences and temperament contribute to her pragmatic and humorous approach to health care.

12:00 – 1:00

Connecting With Your Angels Everyday in Everyway!

with Judy Katzin and Jo C. Soignier

Come and join us for a fun, experiential and practical spiritual workshop and learn many techniques that will raise your energetic, vibrational level, help you be a leader of yourself and feel the joy of connecting with your Angels. Learn about your spiritual gifts and how they help you to know, hear, see and feel your Angels everyday. Learn about your personal freedom, your unique life purpose and how to be loyal to your own soul. You will leave this workshop with practical simple spiritual tools to use in your daily life, and the knowing that you are never alone!

Judy Katzin and Jo C Soignier are Spiritual Consultants trained by The Americana Leadership College. They instruct groups, workshops, courses, and give individual personal profiles to help people connect with their angels. Judy Katzin, EdD was a speech pathologist and now enjoys helping people with spiritual communication. Jo C Soignier, EdD, was a professor at Fort Lewis College and now finds joy in assisting individuals and groups of all ages attain physical and spiritual fitness with fun!

1:00 – 2:00

Naprapathy - The 100 Year Old Profession That No One Knows About

with Poria Sykes, DN

Naprapathy has been around since the early 1900’s, however few people are familiar with the profession. Naprapaths are considered “connective tissue experts.” They treat pain naturally, reduce stress and tension, improve range of motion and promote healthy lifestyle changes. This discussion will cover the basics of Naprapathic Medicine: What is a Naprapathic treatment? A brief history of the origin of the therapy and of the founder Dr. Oakley Smith. What is Connective Tissue? And what are the benefits of connective tissue manipulation?

Dr. Portia Sykes, DN graduated from the National College of Naprapathic Medicine in Chicago IL in 2003. She opened Harmony Naprapathic in Farmington in September 2006. She is the only Naprapath in the Four Corners and is board certified and licensed by the NM Medical Board. She utilizes a multi-dimensional, conservative approach to pain and mobility problems. Dr. Sykes is a Reiki Master and may include energetic support to her treatments if warranted.

2:00 – 3:00

How To Have a Love Chat With Your Soul

with Gwendolyn Hill

Gwendolyn will share with you a sacred prayer for accessing the Heart of the Akashic Records and basic information on what is held there and how to receive that information most efficiently. You will also experience opening your own Akashic Records in order to have “a little love chat with your own Soul”. There will be a drawing at the end of the session for a free 30 minute reading from the Akashic Records by Gwendolyn. Please stop by booth D-5, Heart of the Mother Healing, for more information about individual sessions or go to gwendolynhill.com

Gwendolyn has been consciously using her healing and spiritual gifts for over thirty years as a breath coach, energy healer, body worker, sound healer/channel, spiritual coach and teacher. She has studied with Tom Kenyon using sound for meditation and healing since 2004. She currently holds advance practitioner certification with the Center for Akashic Studies. You may email her at Gwendolyn@gwendolynhill.com or call at 505-864-4084

3:00 – 4:00

Kitchen Witchery

with Anna-Marija Helt

Oregano and Thyme for a cold? Calendula butter on popcorn? Gin and tonic with lavender simple syrup? Get out your witch’s hat! In this class you’ll learn how to use cooking spices medicinally and medicinal herbs in cooking. For each plant, you’ll learn medicinal uses, food uses, folk lore and, of course, magic.

Anna-Marija Helt, PhD, is a practicing herbalist and herbal educator with background in cancer and infectious disease research. Marija espouses a simple low tech and holistic approach to health that incorporates both traditional herbal knowledge and published scientific research. She trained as an herbalist at the Ohione Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA and also trained at Green Medicine Herb School and The Green Bough Health Cooperative in California. Marija also trained in aromatherapy at Green Medicine Herb School and through the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy.

4:00 – 5:00

Guides & Guideposts: How Myths and Stories Show Us the Way to the Soul

with Monica Devi Bhakti

The spiritual journey is a mythic one. There have always been stories, throughout all cultures, that serve as guideposts on that journey and reveal hidden sacred knowledge. Come join us on this voyage as we: Explore some of the most powerful stories of the ages; Learn how these guideposts can assist and enrich our own personal journeys; Find the hidden lessons contained in these myths; Learn how to use this information to bring balance and healing to our own lives.

Monica Devi Bhakti has been working and teaching in the fields of healing and energy work throughout the United States for over 20 years. She has lectured and taught classes on many subjects including Energy Dynamics, The Sensitive Person’s Tool Kit, Spiritual Menopause, The Power of Stones and Sacred Sexuality. She works with private clients through clairvoyant/intuitive readings, counseling, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Polarity, massage, energy work and numerous other modalities. monicabhakti@yahoo.com, 1-800-990-5205.

5:00 – 6:00

Navigating New Earth Frequencies

with Harriette King

This moment in time can be very confusing and conflicting. There have been beliefs that when 12/21/12 came, there would be major events to signal the beginning of our New Age on this planet. There was great disappointment in the group field that nothing happened. And yet, as each of us is doing life, there is a witnessing that the old way of being is not working. We are now existing in the New Earth frequencies, which can be called the Fifth Dimension. The frequency ID is universal love. The Law of Love is that it brings up all that is unlike itself. For each of us we are clearing any parts of ourselves that are not unified in that loving presence. No matter what we call this time, it is new and we have not had the tools and technologies to live here.

Since the earliest conscious memory, Harriette has been connected to the Spirit Realms which empowered her life and soul. Thirty-five years ago, Harriette experienced an Epiphinanomous – a really huge epiphany. In deep meditation, the Goddess came and reclaimed Harriette as Her agent. She had no idea at that time where this reclamation would lead her. Harriette has received degrees and certifications in psychology, education, hypnotherapy, the Kabbalah, consciousness trainings, ministry, and mystery school trainings. She has been instrumental in creating new systems for spiritual gatherings, for mystery schools, non-profits and holistic events and conferences.

6:00 – 7:00

How Does Handwriting Affect Your Life and Three Simple Ways to Clear Your Space

with Polly Cady and Kathleen Threet

Polly Cady and Kathleen Threet will present a fun and informative seminar that deals with the meaning and use of the alphabet. Letters of the alphabet will be explained in a positive way. Unfold the meaning of the alphabet into an understandable, clear, communication tool that will help us understand ourselves and the changing world. You will have a wonderful time exploring the unknown world of handwriting and printing analysis. They will also show you that dowsing is using your body as a tool to find divine answers. Learn three simple ways to clear your space with dowsing tools.

Polly Cady is the founder of the Chirography Association and a Certified Handwriting Analyst. She has been teaching and doing handwriting analysis for 23 years. Kathleen Threet is a Certified Graphologist also. She has used her gifts of clairaudience through readings for clients for 10 years. Both Polly and Kathleen delight in using their highly intuitive abilities to help others They Both practice dowsing and offer spiritual counseling..

SUNDAY, September 7th

9:30 – 11:30

Agape in Durago Presents:

9:30 - Local, Live Sound Meditation

10:30 - 11:30 - Live Streaming of Michael Bernard Beckwith

Experience Mystic, Author and Visionary, Michael Bernard Beckwith and the expansive music of Agape International Spiritual Center LOVE Streaming Live as it is happening in Los Angeles. The message that moves through Beckwith is keenly relevant at this time.

11:00 – 12:00 Noon

For Women Only: Five Effective Healing Techniques You Can Do At Home to Reduce Chronic Back Pain, Manage Stress, Enhance Energy and Improve Sleep

with Keneen McNiven DC

Women's bodies require unique techniques to heal.  Women face challenges that compromise health, emotions, sleep, libido, work and relationships. We cannot fully heal with unresolved stress, trauma or PTSD issues.  I will teach you 5 unique healing techniques that have helped women solve health challenges saving both time and money.  Through these techniques I avoided a prescribed hip surgery and began to thrive even after the sudden loss of my husband 8 years ago.  Join me if you are ready to solve pain, stress and sleep challenges and be proactive at home with easy to learn techniques.

Dr. Keneen is the founder of Durango’s Yogi Keneen Chiropractic and Healing Center for Women located downtown in the Mayer building. She offers healing support for women with chronic pain, stress, sleep and fatigue challenges specializing in grief, trauma and PTSD work. She has practiced gentle Network style chiropractic and muscle testing for 30 years and offers yoga therapy, rehabilitation and emotional release techniques that help women heal faster. Set up a free 15 minute consult, register for workshops, get more info at www.YogiKeneenDC.com, 303-513-8055.

12:00 – 1:00

You Too Can Talk to the Other Side

with Trisha Dolan

Ever wonder if your departed loved ones are okay? You can talk to them and ask. Mediumship (talking to other dimensions) can be learned. In this educational workshop, you will be guided through the process of talking to the Other Side. Come learn how!

Trisha Dolan was born with the gift of insight being clairvoyant and clairaudient (seeing and hearing messages). Not realizing everyone couldn’t see, hear and talk to the other side, she now facilitates messages from beyond. As a world- renowned healer and a clear-channel medium for 20+ years, she believes everyone has the “gift”, and like any other muscle in the body, it can be developed to become more dependable. Certified Angel Therapy Pracitioner ™ certified by Dr. Doreen Virtue. www.TrishaDolan.com

1:00 – 2:00

Mindfulness and the Magic of Photography

with Dr. Robert Bridges

Dr. Bridges offers classes that teach ways of combining everyday photography and observation with mindfulness and meditation practices drawn from Buddhism and Christian Process theology. His presentation will include digital images taken from his efforts to practice photography as a sacred art as well as practical how-to tips for improving one’s connections to self, world and others through easy visual exercises and down to earth ways to creatively play with your camera.This presentation will center on playfulness, joy and relating to self and the world through the eyes of the heart. Deepen your mindfulness practice and your awareness through the use of your camera. Cameras not needed but you may bring one if you’d like.

Dr. Robert Bridges holds a PhD in the Psychology of Religion. His primary educational experiences, however, come from spending time with a camera, in a garden filled with flowers observing and learning patience and humility while watching the dance of movement and light, exploring and being. “My practice conjoins Vipassana meditation with digital imagery. In combining these two I seem to have accidentally stumbled upon a way to create bent light koans.”

2:00 – 3:00

Using Past Lives to Enrich Your Present Life

with Claudette Cleveland

Ever wonder why some relationships are more difficult than others” Ever have a “gut” feeling you have known someone before after just meeting him or her? Why do some things come easily while others are a struggle? Even some pains you have may be a result of an occurrence in another life. In this seminar we will help you bring this knowledge to this lifetime so that those occurrences can make a positive impact now and enrich your life. We will be closing some karmic books.

Claudette Cleveland has been a therapist for many years during which she has helped people gain a richer life through past life regressions. She is also the author of eight books, the Beneath and Beyond Trilogy and The Sara Connolly Mysteries. Her books have been featured in international book fairs in London, Frankfurt, AbuDhabi and other countries. She does intuitive spiritual guidance, is a channel, does lectures and has taught classes all over the world.

3:00 – 4:00

Natural Approaches for Anxiaty and Depression

with Nicola St. Mary, ND

What if you could be naturally more calm, focused and happy? Join Dr. St. Mary as we discuss reuniting mind and body as a key to healing. We will cover physical and mental impacts of stress and techniques to manage stress differently. We will discuss the crucial role of nutrition and its impact on mental and emotional well being. We will do a brief overview of neurotransmitters and talk about the importance of clearing cellular memory. Covering holistic perspectives on mental and emotional well being, learn what natural alternatives might offer you.

Dr. Nicola St. Mary received her BA in International Health from Brown University in 1997 graduating with honors and from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona in 2004. In 2006, Dr. Nicola moved to Durango, CO to co-found Open Sky Wilderness Therapy. Today, Dr. Nicola sees clients in her naturopathic medical practice, Pura Vida Natural Healthcare in Durango, CO. Actively connecting the mind and body, her passion is empowering people to take steps to heal themselves. In addition to seeing clients, Dr. Nicola teaches a variety of classes around the community.

4:00 – 5:00

What Are They Saying? Interpreting the Divine Guidance of Hawks and Other Wildlife
with Stacey L. L. Couch

Discover what the angels of nature are telling us every day. Hawks and other wildlife act as divine messengers in our lives that help us get in touch not only with the cycles and wisdom of nature, but the rhythms and brilliance of our own souls. Gain insight into how to interpret this guidance and gather tips on how to put your sightings in the context of your life. Grounded in the teaching of the ancient practice of shamanism, receive advice on how to construct your own understanding of power animals and how to harness this power for yourself.

Stacey L. L. Couch is a Certified Shamanic Pracitioner and author of “Gracious Wild: A Shamanic Journey with Hawks”. She is a shamanic cowgirl who works as a publicist and journalist for Mother Nature, empowering people with the ability to form a real connection with their own souls through the natural world. Stacey has over 10 years of experience in the field of shamanism and and thirteen years experience working with wildlife and rescue animals. www.WildGratitude.com