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Gambit's summer 2017 Health book listings: Meditation, self-care and spirituality

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Ayurveda Therapist Training Course. Swan River Yoga Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com Michelle Baker and Meghan Hayes offer Module 1 of Ayurveda training to become a certified Ayurveda therapist or to promote natural healing. (Module 2 is in October.) Visit the website for details and registration. July 7 through 9.

Energy Clearing Class. Swan River Yoga Mandir, 2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; www.swanriveryoga.com Reiki master Michelle Baker leads two classes on self-Reiki with mantra and meditation. No experience necessary. Registration $20. 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. June 18 and July 9.

Japanese Reiki Seminar. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib.la.us Stephen Swartz gives a talk on "The Beauty of Japanese Reiki." Free admission. 7 p.m. June 15.

Morning Meditation. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3390; www.unitytempleneworleans.com Mike Wittenbrink leads a weekly group meditation. 9 a.m. Weekly on Sundays.

Practices in Self Care. Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com The five-week course is designed to teach busy people simple and quick self-care techniques. Registration $90 by June 15, $108 after. 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Starts June 22.

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Prayer and Healing Meditation. Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, 3722 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3390; www.unitytempleneworleans.com Harriet Stafford leads a weekly prayer and healing service with guided meditation, readings and affirmations. 11 a.m. to noon. Weekly on Wednesdays.

Realigning Your Energy. Madisonville Library, 1123 Main St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4819; www.sttammany.lib.la.us Wellness coach Alice Landry leads a workshop on tools and techniques to realign energy to better cope with life's challenges. Registration recommended; call (985) 845-4819. Free admission. 10 a.m. to noon. June 10.

Shamanic Meditation. Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660; www.nola- library.org Matthew Ancira leads meditation and Barbara Dupart offers a yoga class the first Saturday of every month. Free admission. 10 a.m. July 1 and Aug. 5.


Bicycling | Cancer programs, education & events
Dance, Zumba & hula hooping | Educational events
Fitness & exercise | Foot races & walks
Health fairs, screenings & events
Meditation, self-care and spirituality | Nutrition & weight loss
Pilates | Pre-natal & post-partum workshops | Support groups
Training sessions | Yoga & tai chi

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