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On The Path Yoga In Spring Lake is a Favorite!

February 20th, 2017 by Mary Johnson
On The Path Yoga offers a variety of over 25 classes per week including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Gentle, and adaptive Chair Yoga. Each instructor has extensive training and brings their special understanding of yoga to the mat allowing our clients to explore, nourish, and grow in their own practice.

Sandy Parker Owner of On The Path Yoga

Studio owner, Sandy Parker, specializes in an alignment-based yoga and offers a Foundations of Yoga class as well. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Education with over 30 years of teaching experience in movement and wellness. Besides teaching group yoga classes, Sandy also offers private consultations and small group specialty workshops for integrative health and movement education. Her areas of focus include joint health, relieving pelvic dysfunction, empowering birth, optimizing breath, restoring balance, and pain mediation.

LOCATION: 701 E. Savidge St. #3  Spring Lake, MI 49456


David Gregory of Phoenix Rising

January 16th, 2017 by Mary Johnson

 Kristie Photo ApprovedAuthor, Teacher, Spiritual Counselor and Eternal Optimist.

David Stanley Gregory is not just an author sharing the message of just showing up…He is a guy that does just that!

David’s first book of the trilogy, “Just Show Up –  Ya’ Gotta Do It Anyway”, start with the process of how to be transparent and authentic.  This is necessary first step to addressing any kind of addiction or way of thinking that is no longer working which is an Energy Vampire to who we are, what we are, and what we can become.

His latest book, “Emotional Rags to Spiritual Riches” is now available on line at Barnes&Noble, Amazon, and Iuniverse. This is the second book of a trilogy and is focused on the gift of addiction. David shows us, tells us and demonstrates to us that addiction is but a wake up call to changing our thinking and changing our life.

In addition to writing books and blogs, David teaches classes at Aquinas for the OLLI program. He is speaking  Saturday February 25th at the second annual InspiredLifeGR 2017 Health and Wellness Conference Feb. 25 and 26 at Aquinas College. For More information and tickets to the event go to inspiredlifegr.com

David is also available for public speaking, in-home Spiritual Counseling, classes and retreats. His one-on-one help is focused in the areas of addiction and changing our thinking. His mantra is, “Show up to your life and your life will show up to you”

For more information of what David is offering as well as a sampling of his next book of affirmations due out summer of 2017, visit his Web site; phoenixrisinggrandrapidsmi.com.


Shannon Sadoski – Live Unprocessed

December 5th, 2016 by Mary Johnson

View More: http://mdesignandphotography.pass.us/shannon-sadoskiShannon Sadoski, BS, Certified Natural Food Chef, Fitness & Yoga Instructor, Founder of Live Unprocessed, LLC

Shannon strives to empower people to take control of their health through fad-free eating, sweating and thinking. Through Live Unprocessed, LLC, Shannon offers natural chef
services emphasizing a transition into a whole-foods approach to eating. She centers around seasonal, organic, local, unrefined foods to improve health and our relationship with food to reach optimal wellness. She specializes in helping address health concerns, dietary restrictions, and assists in breaking old habits. Shannon believes in teaching others how to embrace a real food lifestyle, using food as fuel, providing assistance with meal planning, ingredient sourcing, culinary techniques, nutrition education, and supporting the development of new habits.

To truly Live Unprocessed, we must listen to our bodies and embrace where we are today, taking steps to improve each day without judgement. With 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Shannon also provides personal training services, with an emphasis on corrective exercise and functional movement, as well as group and private yoga sessions. By combining nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, and mindfulness strategies, Shannon embraces individuality, striving to find the balance that works for each person. Shannon inspires each of us to find our best self, allowing our light to shine bright, while living healthy, happy, fulfilled lives.

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Shannon earned her BS in Health Fitness in Preventative & Rehabilitative Programs (2007) from CMU. She attended Bauman College in Boulder, Colorado to certify as a Natural Food Chef (2012).

Enjoy her recipe for these perfect for the holiday Mint Chocolate Tarts – Delicious!  Tarts.Multi

Recipe Source: Shannon Sadoski, Live Unprocessed

 Over the holidays we love to celebrate with the ones we love! That means lots of activities, laughter, libations, and indulgences. But indulging doesn’t have to mean processed foods, refined sugars, and belly aches. I love bringing simple dishes that I know won’t upset my tummy. This way I always know there’s something I can eat, and I get to introduce new foods to family and friends that they may not have tried on their own. Dessert is sometimes a struggle to find recipes without all the junk that actually taste good. Well, you’re in for a treat ~ literally 

 This mint chocolate tart is so versatile, filled with flavor, and boasts healthy fats to satisfy, support blood sugar balance, and fulfill your sweet tooth. There are no refined sugars, gluten, or dairy, and your vegan friends will also be impressed..

 I use this tart crust with many different fillings, as it’s simple flavor compliments sweet, savory, creamy, or fruity. I like using a local grade B maple syrup for a rich, buttery flavor. For the filling, I use a raw cashew butter that can also easily be made on your own by soaking cashews overnight, draining and rinsing, and blending in a food processor or high speed blender. Artisana raw cashew butter has an unbeatable smooth texture, but homemade with a little texture isn’t bad either. I use a peppermint essential oil to bring a fresh flavor and ignite the senses. *Make sure your essential oil is high quality and ingestible or substitute with a peppermint extract, adding a little at a time to taste. The chocolate cream topping can easily be used as a filling with a whipped coconut cream topping, if you so desire. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy this treat ~ indulge ~ and be merry!

 

 Ingredients:

Tart Crust  Silicon.Tart.Bake

2 cups Almond Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Mint Tart Filling

MintTartIngred½ cup Cashew Butter (I use Raw Artisana)
2 ripe Avocados
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3-4 drops Ameo Peppermint Essential Oil (more to taste)
1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt

 

Chocolate Cream Topping

1 can
(5.4 ounces) Coconut Cream, drained*
1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon Unrefined Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ̊F
  2. Place silicon cups on cookie sheet or grease muffin (or mini muffin) pan with coconut oil.
  3. Mix dry crust ingredients. Mix wet crust ingredients. Incorporate well together.
  4. Using a tablespoon for measure, place one spoonful of the crust mixture into each cup, dispersing any leftover evenly. Using fingers, gently press onto bottom and sides of cup, evenly forming a shell for tart.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden in color. Remove from oven and let cool 10+ minutes before placing in freezer.
  6. Place all mint filling ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust flavor as desired. Refrigerate until ready to fill tart shells.
  7. In small sauce pan, add coconut cream, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Heat on low heat just until melted, whisking together.
  8. Add cacao powder and stir until well combined. Transfer into a bowl. Place in refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until thick, texture has formed.
  9. Remove crust cups from freezer.
  10. Pipe mint filling into tart shells (you may use plastic storage bag as piping tool, cutting off the bottom corner).
  11. Pipe chocolate cream on top of mint filling.
  12. Serve cooler than room temperature or store airtight in refrigerator for up to 3 days. You may also store in freezer to help preserve texture of crust. Be sure to for about 30 minutes before serving.

Yield: 12 tarts or 24 mini-tarts

*The coconut cream does not have to be refrigerated overnight. Simply remove cream from can with a spoon and drain out the additional coconut water (less than 1 ounce). If you are substituting a full size can of full fat coconut milk, I suggest refrigerating overnight, then scooping out the cream and reserving the coconut water for smoothies or other recipes.

**To make coconut whip cream (optional for chocolate tarts): place can of full fat coconut milk in refrigerator overnight. Do not shake. Remove all solids to a stainless steel bowl. Whip with maple syrup or honey to sweeten to desired taste.


Clear Stream Empowerment Coaching

September 22nd, 2016 by ifi-admin

linda anderson photo for web“Simply put, when you move away from anything that no longer ‘serves your soul,’ follow your Inspired Inner Knowing, and Inspired Impulses, you begin moving in new exciting life directions.” -Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson is the owner of Clear Stream Empowerment Coaching
Linda’s coaching is a safe space to discover and strengthen your inner empowerment. It is a place where you can clear your mind and liberate yourself from life-limiting beliefs, self-judgments, unwanted experiences…

Transition and change can be very scary. Linda provides a safe space to contemplate & discern what you want and need to do for yourself,  while at the same time, building up your inner power all along the way.

You will have deeper clarity of who you really are and where your true power and creativity arise from. Here, you have permission to become clear about what you want… what your soulful purpose is… where you want to go from here …

You’ll come to realize and actualize: True inner joy, Unconditional love, Soul Purpose, Your Creative Powers… like never before.  Isn’t it time to give yourself permission? Come in and ‘clear your stream.’

About Linda:

Linda is a long time explorer and seeker of Spiritual and Self Empowerment. A graduate of Holistic Learning Centers, Linda has a double certification as an Advanced Skills Life Coach and Spiritual Life Coach. She is board certified and accredited as a Holistic Health Practitioner through AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners). Linda has participated in many workshops/retreats with regards to ‘moving beyond the ego’ – moving away from our false negative beliefs and coming into the soul truth about ourselves.

Linda’s style of coaching is peaceful, grounding, empowering and fun! Her coaching process provides her clients clarity in their mind, soul, & home. As early as the first session, Linda’s techniques quickly uncover the areas of pain and hidden hotspots clients want to move away from, while clarifying the pleasures they want to move towards.

Clients redesign their perceptions of desire and ‘permission’ to want what they want… She is a guide in helping them deepen alignment to their inner knowing and wisdom. Clients learn how to tap into their own infinite power and connection.

“I hope you will join me on this most exciting journey. My style of coaching is peaceful, grounding, empowering and fun! We were meant for a life of Joy and Wellbeing. Seriously! Let’s go!”

Visit Clear Stream Empowerment Coaching

To schedule an appointment contact Linda at:
clearstreamec@gmail.com or 616.822.3641
(Phone sessions are also available.)


LUX CHIX – A Creative Agency for Holistic Brands

September 22nd, 2016 by ifi-admin

Portrait of Nicole Zaagman, founder ofLUX CHIXNICOLE ZAAGMAN is a Holistic Branding & Confidence Coach and founder of LUX CHIX.  ZAAGMAN is passionate about teaching holistic healers to create confident brands, transforming their lives and those they serve as they share their message with the world. Her featured services include: branding, graphic design, marketing strategy, coaching and website development.

Her lifestyle brand at NICOLEZAAGMAN.com helps holistic souls discover success on their own terms by claiming inner peace and confidence. She’s dedicated her life to helping others shine their inner lights (as LUX means light). Accolades include: featured as an emerging coach via Examiner.com, nominated as 1 of 40 companies making a social impact in Michigan by Michipreneur & named holistic leader of tomorrow by Holistic Fashionista magazine.

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EnergyTouch™ School of Advanced Healing

October 28th, 2015 by Chris Wheeler

Our practitioners trained at Grand Rapids EnergyTouch™ School of Advanced healing, with  Tricia Eldrige. Please read her description of this unique energy work modality, or visit the School’s website at: http://www.energytouchschool.com for more information.

04fe5f_0f0eec6e6b624abcbebbaeb594084368.jpg_srz_p_149_208_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzWhat Is EnergyTouch™?

EnergyTouch® is an off-the-body multidimensional  healing process that allows the EnergyTouch® Practitioner to access outer levels of the human energy

field. It is based on the understanding that the human energy field is a dynamic system of powerful influences, in unique relationship to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. This system consists of the field (aura), chakras (energy centers) and the energy of the organs and systems of the body.

We readily accept the many ways that our body functions and is powered by energy. Our heart beats using energy pulses. Our brain and nervous system communicates with our entire body through complex energetic pathways. Our human energy field is constantly reacting in response to the physical and emotional and spiritual needs of our body. Read the rest of this entry »