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Hooperobix Boot Camp, Zumba, and After Work Wind Down Canceled

Due to lack of participation we are either canceling or postponing the following classes. We are sorry for any inconvenience. ~Hooperobix Boot Camp ~Zumba ~After Work Wind Down

Is Beauty Only Skin Deep? Hazardous Chemicals: The Worst Offenders

We’re far from powdering our faces with lead based powder and painting our lips with mercuric sulfide like we did in the Victorian Era, but how much safer are today’s beauty products? Today, beauty products are more like chemistry experiments. They are loaded with chemicals that have no business being on – or in our …

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Green Tips, Homemade beauty

Green Tips! Homemade Beauty

  Cosmeos ” A mythical Greek goddess whose name meant harmony and balance, Cosmeos gave to mortals the gifts of herbs, flowers and other simple pleasures to nourish the body and the soul. She personified radiant health that flowed from a core of harmony and balance. Cosmeos never sought to mask what she was or how …

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Green Tips: Composting!

Compost can range from passive – allowing the materials to sit and rot on their own – to highly managed. Whenever you intervene in the process, you’re managing the compost. How you compost is determined by your needs and lifestyle. If you’re a serious gardener and need a lot of compost as quick as possible, …

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Autumn Tai Ji

Eric Mason is a gifted Tai Chi instructor and Medical Qigong practitioner. Eric has been practicing Tai Chi for over 20 years. The beginning Tai Chi class incorporates Qigong practices to balance the body and promote healing from within.  * Learning the basics of Tai Chi and Qigong is a great beginning practice for anyone …

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Hatha in Harmony

Open up, flow and grow with us! Intro to Hatha Yoga with Dana Lowers starts September 25th. Be one of the first 5 to sign up and get a $10 discount! Follow the link below. Hatha in Harmony

Green Tips!: Reduce, Reuse, Extend, Recycle

This week’s Green Tips are focused on municipal waste and what we can do to reduce the amount that goes to the landfills. We produce around a half a billion pounds of municipal solid waste, or garbage, a year. That means that we throw away roughly 5 pounds of stuff a day and can easily …

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Green Tips!: What labels really mean (produce)

  Reading product labels is an easy and effective way to keep harmful chemicals out of your home (and your body). Some labels are more trustworthy then others and are backed by standards and regulations.   1. Certified Organic. What it means: As clean and chemical free as it gets. Certified by the USDA to …

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Green Tips! Green Office.

1. Recycle your cell phone. According to recent studies, about 128 million Americans who have cell phones upgrade every 18 months. Most recycling programs (including eloop at The Center…and it’s free!) will take your old cell phones.   2. Print on recycled paper. Using recycled paper is such a good move. Paper made from recycled …

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Green Tips! Farm and Food

1. Be a vegetarian 1 day a week. Beside all of the health benefits of eating a plant based diet, it requires a lot less energy and water than a meat-based diet. Meat is the LEAST energy efficient food on the planet. Beef requires 35 calories of energy for every 1 calorie it provides. That …

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Green Tips! Cutting down on waste in your toilet and mailbox.

1. Get a low-flow toilet OR make your existing one low-flow: About 1/3 of the water used at home is flushed down the toilet. Old standard toilets use about 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush. Low-flow toilets use about 1.6 gallons per flush. You can easily retrofit any toilet for low-flow efficiency without …

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Green Tip: 5 tips to make your life a little greener.

1. Use plant-based, biodegradable cleaning products. 2. Wash full loads of laundry to get the most out of water and energy use. 3. Choose natural personal care products without petroleum-based chemicals and synthetic ingredients. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t use it! 4. Go for recycled, naturally bleached paper products. Every year more than 900 …

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“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”- Lao-Tzu

Today about 18 million people practice yoga. Most people practice yoga for the physical health benefits such as increased flexibility, stronger muscles and better balance. Some people think that the mental and emotional benefits such as greater clarity of mind and stress reduction are just as significant or even outweigh the physical benefits. But what …

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