Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Post Independent- Health and Wellness Expo Draws a Crowd In Glenwood

Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The second annual Health & Wellness Expo held at the Ramada Inn on Saturday, April 27, was well-attended, and vendors and visitors were all smiles. 

The expo was powered by volunteers. Here, volunteer Donna Fell of Glenwood Springs chats with fellow Glenwood resident Chris Tribble of Be Heard TV, who filmed the event.

Photo courtesy of Megan Henrie
Along the halls and throughout the venue, conversation bubbled over as visitors to the expo were able to ask questions, receive services and develop new relationships with local wellness providers. A wide variety was found at the expo, including massage, chiropractic, dental, nutritional supplements, health coaching, art, energy healing, yoga, osteopathic medicine, personal training and much more.

While the booths seemed to draw the most attention, workshops and seminars were conducted throughout the day as well. Expo attendees were treated to movement workshops in the form of yoga, chakra dancing, fitness workouts and singing bowls.

Positive comments were heard as people filed out of the Ramada at the end of the event.

“It was a great success.” said Dr. Stephanie Stanfield, co-chair of the event, “We sold out of all of our booths, and the vendors were phenomenal. The many participants with whom I spoke said it was a great opportunity to get to know the natural health care providers that are in our valley.

“We had helpful volunteers that made sure the event ran smoothly,” she added. “All the participants got into the spirit of the event and everyone had fun and learned something.”

More information about the Health & Wellness Expo can be found at www.HealthandWellnessExpoGWS.com or on the facebook page at www.facebook.com/HealthandWellnessExpo.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

THANK YOU - for an Awesome Amazing Fun and Inspiring Expo

Awesome Amazing Fun and Inspiring. That was the Health & Wellness Expo yesterday in Glenwood Springs. This event was a smashing success with over 40 caring & sharing local vendors giving their Saturday to teach and enlighten us and our community. Energy and activity was high throughout the entire day, and just plain felt good. Roaring Fork Wellness also has almost 40 new friends to add to our Local Links page! The classes and discussion groups were illuminating, and we wish we had time to absorb them all.

If you missed the expo and wish to know more about health & wellness, fitness, massage, energy healing, methods of deepening consciousness, holistic medicine, healthy supplements, integral lifestyles, art therapy, natural products, sustainable strategies, and a dozen other topics; check back with www.rfwellness.com over the next few days as we add new opportunities to our Local Links pages, where possible we will include a link back to the home pages of our local companies so you can explore more deeply.

Again, Roaring Fork Wellness very much appreciates and is grateful for the opportunity to meet and learn from you, the vendors and participants of the 2013 Health and Wellness Expo. Thank you very much bringing your expertise, your energy, and your curiosity.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wow! What a Line-Up of FREE Seminars!

The following FREE Wellness seminars will be offered Saturday, April 27 at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 124 W 6th St, Glenwood Springs.  This is part of the larger Health and Wellness Expo event.  www.HealthandWellnessExpoGWS.com




10:30am    Setting up House Keeping in the 5th Dimension- Carmen Iacino
Ok!  So you want to move permanently into the new energy (5th Dimension), stay there, be effective – and all with ease.  We will discuss how to do this – move into a NEW energy in a NEW way

11:00 am    Accessing Conscious Awareness- Dr. Stephanie Stanfield

We all want to be more conscious, don’t we? How do we go about getting there? What if awareness is your natural state? What if being conscious was easier than you ever thought possible? There are five simple steps that you can do to achieve this natural state of being. Find out what they are and how easy they are.

11:00am    Angels 101 :   Connecting, Working, and Healing with the Angels-Karri Ann
Learn key tips to Access Angelic Realms, Intuition for Protection, Guidance, Healing
Amplify your efforts with Crystals, Flower Essences, Earth Energy; Faery & Elemental Realms

11:30am    Living An Inspired Life- Claire O’Leary
Discover your life …inspired. Join me in learning how. This workshop you will help you discover what living an inspired life looks like for you.
You will:
Connect to your Inspiration – Intuition, Higher Self and Spirit Guides
Learn to listen and pay attention
Discover your roadblocks
Take action
…so you can live an inspired life.

11:30am    Recognizing ADD/ ADHD- Dean Pappas,M.S., M.F.A
Dean Pappas, M.S., M.F.A., will describe the various aspects of Adult ADD/ADHD, how to recognize it, and techniques for coping. The class will include listing the various ways family members can participate in the healing process, the role that medications can play, how to improve career skills and behaviors, and more. Question and answer period will follow.”

 11:30am    Living Healthy on a Daily Basis- Kate Smith
Healthy Daily Living; Ever wondered how to eat healthier?  Are you waning to make changes to how you or your family eats?  Would you like to learn how to eat healthier on a daily basis, well then this class is for you.  We will be discussing ways to make small simple changes to your daily habits.  We will discuss how to read food labels, how to make better choices while at the store and how to set yourself up for success in your eating.  We will touch on the power of growing your own food easily with the Tower Garden and getting more fruits and veggies daily with Juice Plus+

12:00pm    Intro to Core Transformation- Kim Chenoweth
This gentle yet powerful process brings about profound and lasting changes in feelings, habits, behaviors, limiting beliefs, and even physical ailments. Core Transformation meets our deepest strivings: to heal ourselves and develop as human beings – emotionally, physically, and spiritually

12:00pm    Food Jungle – Food is Not What it Use To Be- Gwyn Smith Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Food is not what it use to be, how to survive today’s food jungle. By understanding the food supply you will know how to make the healthiest choices.

12:00pm    Anyone can Train like a Professional Athlete- Brett Lark
Why train like an athlete. There are lots of reasons including boosted immune system, strength, endurance, feel better, and a desirable figure. Now we have the tools to train like the pros safely and efficiently. Learn the manic of functional training with this interactive introduction and demonstration. It will open your eyes.

12:30pm    Organize home and life with Thirty-One- Angie Callen
Angie will demonstrate several Thirty-One products and explain how to integrate them into your life to organize in a stylish and trendy way or find a great gift for someone who could use the same.  Demonstration will include some fun games and giveaways too!

12:30pm    The Healing Power of Nature- Susie Kincade
How does connecting to the natural world heal us on a physical, mental and spiritual level? Join Women’s Empowerment Workshop founder, Susie Kincade, to learn specific tools that will help you discover the power of nature and the power of you! Susie is a Transformational Wilderness  Guide who conducts nature adventure retreats for women and girls. She will offer the latest discoveries about “Nature Deficit Disorder” and how to reconnect to this vital part of our life energy.
1:00pm    The Thrival Theory- Dr. Dave Jensen

  1:00pm    Gentle Touch Stress Pain Shock and Trauma Release- Rhonda Piccola
Acupressure is a broad term I use to work with many Subtle Energies
healing techniques and modalities.
With my intent vision spoken word and mind I entrain energies,
Lift overwhelms and incorporate soul rescue within one session.
These self-taught techniques gifts and talents I also teach.

1:30pm    Medicine Cabinet Makeover- Rebecca Burt
Do you want safer, cheaper, more effective healthcare?
$4.5 Trillion is spent on Global Healthcare every year….are we any healthier today than 5 years ago?
Discover how you can reinvent your healthcare with nature’s medicine:
True Healing,  All Natural, Positive Effects, Extended Shelf Life, Efficient & Simple, Inhibits the growth of bacteria & viruses and much more!!!
Natural Solutions = True Wellness!

1:30pm    John F. Barnes Myofascial Release- Betts Williams
What is the fascial system? The fascial system covers our body from our head to our toes. The body can have restrictions due to posture, injury and trauma. What Betts does is works on the fascial system in a very subtle way to release these restrictions in the fascia. Betts has  been trained by John F. Barnes in Myofascial Release.

  2:00pm    Colon Health and the Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy- Christa Wagner
Empowerment and education about colon health with colon hydrotherapy and cleansing/ detox programs for a healthy life.

2:00pm    Sleep Apnea and Difficult Dental Challenges- Dr. George E. Bagwell, DDS
Presentation on the types of difficult dental problems that can be addressed by a dentist specializing in Prosthodontics, such as Implants, Crowns, Denturesand Cosmetic Dentistry…and in-depth information on how a Prosthodontist can help with Snoring and Sleep Apnea problems.

2:30pm    “What the Bleep is a Health Coach?”- Kris Nemelka
You will learn about the health benefits you receive when choosing to work with me either in a group or one-on-one basis.  Explanations will be given on the importance of setting your own personal goals, all the while using proven methods to guide you along your journey to a healthy mind and body.  We will end with a guided, relaxing, hypnotic trance.

3:00pm    Weight Loss- Scottie Gunther
Learning to loss weight the Talslim method.




11:00am    Soo Bahk Do Demonstration- Susan Fittanto and Cyndi Speedy
We will demonstrate some of Soo Bahk Do’s basic technique and self defense as well as forms unique to the art and created by the founder, Hwang Kee.

12:30pm    Fitting Fitness into Your Life- Kimberly Henrie
Simple exercise tips, ideas and information to help you get or keep fit in your busy life.

1:00pm    Chakra Dancing- Suzette Skidmore
Awaken your energy centers through movement and music.  A great way to get energized and have fun.

1:30pm    Ten  Bodies Yoga - Sontantar Kaur
Practicing Kundalini Yoga gives you the experience of your highest consciousness.  It can clear your energy, raise your vibration, heal depression, illness and apathy and lead you to the sacred center of your life. Try Kundalini Yoga with Sotantar Kaur. Teaching at 3 locations in the Valley and privates at The Earth Oracle Yoga Studio in Carbondale.  We are  beginning a new process in May, Ten Bodies Yoga.  Jump start your energy and clear the way to manifest from a new place in your being.

2:00pm    Singing Bowls Demonstration  -Daniel Pierce
Come enjoy the wonderful vibrations of Crystal and Tibetan Singing bowl’s working on the glands of the body to unlock a state of consciousness that no longer perceives life with any separation. Universal vibration’s will work threw the water and molecular level of the body resulting in all major energy systems evenly spinning in synchronicity. When this happens the magnetic field around the body can touch a golden Hue.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Resource To Know About - Good Seed Community Garden

2013 Season Opening April 13th
Everyone is invited to Good Seed Community Garden KICKOFF meeting: Thursday April 11th | 7pm | Gathering Center

Last year we opened up with 40 garden plots. This year we will be adding 45+ more garden plots. Garden sizes and yearly fees are: $25 for 5 ft x 10 ft (50 SF), $32 for 10 ft trapezoid (75 SF) and $40 for a 5 ft x 20 ft (100 SF). Email garden@theorchardlife.com and give us your name, phone# and interested plot size.

Garden opens Saturday April 13th for 2013 season.
The Garden at Carbondale (Good Seed Garden at The Orchard) will provide a place where community members can gather to enjoy gardening together, share knowledge, promote gardening and provide for the physical & spiritual needs of the community.

The garden will foster community cooperation with the church, individual citizens, local government, business, charitable organizations and educational institutions.

It will provide gainful employment opportunities to members of the community and educational opportunities for local school students.

In concert with local organizations and businesses, the Good Seed Garden will serve as a resource to preserve knowledge of local horticultural practices, introduce new crops to the Roaring Fork Valley and demonstrate new methods of growing and preserving food crops locally.
The Orchard, located at 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale announces plans for its newest project, the Good Seed Community Garden. The Good Seed Community Garden is located on the north side of The Orchard property and will feature 39 garden plots in 2 size; 4’ by 10’ and 4’ by 20’. The annual cost for a small plot is $25 and $40 for the large plot. Garden plots will be assigned through a lottery from interested gardeners that have completed an application. Plots will be assigned the week of March 25.

The Good Seed Community Garden will be unique in that as part of signing the gardening agreement, gardeners will be asked to contribute 10% of their produce to those in need through either Lift-Up or Feed My Sheep. Debi Boyle, the Carbondale food pantry coordinator from Lift-up said, “This is a great need because the Lift-Up program can’t supply fresh produce for a balanced diet. We would love it!”

The Good Seed Community Garden recently received a generous grant from the Harvey Family Foundation and is also partnering with local businesses to provide discounts for gardeners to purchase items like seed and tools. The garden has already received generous donations of compost, fertilizer, sand and services to ready the land for planting. The garden is looking for donations of materials to build fencing , raised beds as well as pipe for the irrigation system.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Yoga - Sun Salutation

The Sun Salutation is a basic flow in yoga. Great to start your day with or to warm up your body before you start your yoga practice. This is "Sun Salutation, Yoga with Esther Ekhart".

Thank You Esther Ekhart

CLICK HERE for some Roaring Fork Valley Yoga resources.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Peer Pressure Can Be Your Body's Best Friend

AT THE BEGINNING of every new year, many of us put “Get into shape” at the top of our resolution list. Normally, though, our good intentons don’t last beyond Valentine’s Day before we begin to slip back into old habits. Melaleuca suggests a way to prevent that.
If you have failed to keep your resolution, don’t quit for good. Just make sticking to your goals your friends’ job too.


Here are some tips on how to get your friends to help you out:

Share Your Triumphs and Struggles

Use Twitter to share all your ups and downs. Be honest. Follow your favorite fitness guru, weight loss diet, or health expert to get regular updates on the latest workout routines, healthy recipes, and daily motivation to keep you going. Retweet helpful videos, photos, and tips for your friends and family who are working to shed a few pounds too.
Create a Private Group

Utilize the Groups function of Facebook and invite friends and family to join you in your quest for fitness. Establish weekly or monthly goals and set up simple competitions with rewards for those who reach them. Post your success stories, health tips, exercise videos, funny dieting jokes or photos, and anything else that will help you and your friends stay committed. Take the encouragement to heart and post plenty yourself.
Track It All on Your Phone

It used to be that tracking your caloric intake involved carrying a notebook around with you throughout the day or trying to rely on your memory for an accurate account of meals and snacks. Now counting calories is just an app away. Snap a picture of the bar code on a bottle of juice or manually type in items from the menu of your favorite restaurant. Making healthy meal choices and tracking what you’re eating while you’re out has never been easier.


You don’t have a smart phone?

No worries. Many portable MP3 players can track your workout and upload the data through a wifi connection when you get home—even if you don’t have a data plan. They can also be helpful during meal planning.

If you really want to reach your goals, get your friends to help out. They will be happy to pitch in … and remember, “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

SOURCE: The Melaleuca Journal

Monday, April 1, 2013

Kundalini Yoga - Breathwalking

Breathwalking is based on a Kundalini yoga technique, and involves making strong, purposeful strides in rhythm with breathing. Dr. Weil's colleague, Dr. Jim Nicolai, demonstrates various examples of breathwalking including the "stair" and "wave" patterns. Give them a try!