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Gambit's spring 2017 Health book listings: Meditation, Self-care & Spirituality



Ongoing Meditation Classes. Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 897-9339; www.tibetanhouse.com — Gael Thompson leads ongoing sitting meditation classes. Drop-in admission $10, monthly unlimited registration $30. 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. March 7, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. March 8, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. March 10.

Self-Hypnosis. Methodist Health System Foundation, 360 Oak Harbor Blvd., Slidell, (985) 726-9333; www.mhsfi.org — Hypnotherapist Bonnie Miller facilitates "Self Hypnosis and Other Mind Matters." RSVP required; contact (985) 726-9333 ext. 118 or bmiller@mhsfi.org. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 8 and April 12.

Practices in Self-Care. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — Instructor Farah Gokturk leads a five-week course in self-care practices such as restorative yoga, meditation, healthy eating and alignment. Registration $108. 7:45 p.m to 9 p.m. March 9.

Music & Mysticism Workshop. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., Suite 200, (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — Igor Iwanek leads a workshop exploring musical landscapes that honor the divine, from Bach's compositions to Islamic mystic songs to Hindustani ragas. Free admission. 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 11.

New Orleans Sacred Music Festival. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 940-1130; www.neworleanshealingcenter.org — The annual festival brings together people of all traditions, faiths and beliefs for a day of music, chants, prayers, ceremonies, dialogues, food and community. Free admission. 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. March 11.

Workplace Wellness Luncheon. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — The monthly series features speakers addressing health and wellness topics based on surveys collected from participants. Free admission, RSVP requested. Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 16, April 20 and May 18.

Resilient Resistance: Self-Care for Troubled Times. Yoga Bywater, 900 Louisa St., (504) 427-7993; www.yogabywater.net — The two-day workshop led by Jen Stovall and Bear Hebert features an evening session focused on calming anxiety and insomnia. The daytime session focuses on dealing with depression, grief and depletion. Admission $50-$80. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 19.

Partner Thai Massage Workshop. Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., Suite 200, (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com — Jill Duncan leads a class on therapeutic Thai body work techniques using the hands, forearms, knees and feet to move a partner into yoga-like stretches. Bring a friend or partner. Registration $120. Noon to 3 p.m. March 19.

Shamanic Meditation. Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660; www.nolalibrary.org — Matthew Ancira leads meditation and Barbara Dupart offers a yoga class on the first Saturday of every month. 10 a.m. April 1, May 6 and June 3.

Bicycling | Cancer Programs, education and events
Childcare | Dance, Zumba & Hula Hooping | Educational Events
Fitness & Exercise | Foot Races & Walks
Health Fairs, Screenings & Events | Meditation, Self-care & Spirituality
Miscellaneous | Nutrition and Weight Loss | Pilates
Prenatal & Post-partum Workshops | Support Groups
Training Sessions | Yoga & Tai Chi

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