San Diego Satsang presents "Wellness Day" @ Spring Valley

Apr 13, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm (ended)

Where:

Weng's Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic

9972 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 

Contact:

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

Map:

 

 

Practitioners:

  1. Dr. Weng
  2. Reverend Shiva Merritt:
  3. Karen Kean
  4. “Susana” Suzanne Marie
  5. Karina Alvarez
  6. Nivedita Gina Schneider
  7. Dr. Kaiden Maxwell
  8. Dr. Leslie Laveroni

Classes:

CLASS SCHEDULE:

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

 

Performers:

 

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Practitioners

 

Dr. Weng

 

CLOTHING: Partially clothed

SCHEDULING:

  • 30 or 45 minute treatments
  • 10 minutes transition time between appointments

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Reverend Shiva Merritt:

Treatment Description: CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and/or Somato Emotional Release (SER)

CST-a light touch therapy that addresses imbalances and restrictions in the nervous system. By relieving imbalances and undue pressure to the brain and spinal cord, your own natural healing is encouraged and you experience better overall health and resistance to disease.

SER- facilitates the release of many of the physical and emotional traumas we experience during our life that are retained in the body as energy cysts, causing various health problems. CST and SER help release these cysts and support the body’s ability to achieve optimum health.

CLOTHING: Done fully clothed; in loose comfortable clothing. No jeans please!

BIO:

Reverend Shiva Merritt is a member of the Upledger Institute since 1990 and was trained by Doctor John Upledger, DO, founder of the Upledger Institute. Shiva is the CEO of AaH! Relaxed Body L.L.C. (AARB). Focusing on global community wellness, pain management, and education, AARB provides 3x Advanced Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST), Flower Essence Therapy and Holistic Alternative Psychology Services, to individuals, families and organizations.

Trained as a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) Shiva has a specialized practice in Cranio Sacral Therapy for newborns and pediatrics. Since the beginning of her career in 1985 as a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), and presently a Board Certified Holistic Alternative Psychology Practitioner (HAPP), Shiva has been known for delivering an integrated approach to health and therapeutic care, treating the total being (spirit, mind, and body), leading to self responsibility and empowerment.

SCHEDULING:

  • 30 and 45 minute sessions for CST.
  • 20 and 30 minute sessions for SER.
  • 10 minutes transition time between appointments.

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Karen Kean

Treatment Description: Pulse Electromagnetic Frequency (PEMF)

Gives your body a tune-up in a very gentle way – often there is improvement in sleep and in general disposition. (Depression will often lift)

CLOTHING: Fully clothed treatment

BIO:

Karen Kean is a Health Educator from Hippocrates Health Institute, Florida, who utilizes frequency modalities for health benefits.

SCHEDULING:

  • 10, 20 & 30 minute treatments available
  • 5 minute transition time between appointments

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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“Susana” Suzanne Marie

Treatment Description: Thai Massage

 a cross between acupressure, yoga, and Zen shiatsu and is inspired by Buddhist teachings. The actual massage consists of a technique that uses slow, rhythmic compression and stretches along the body's energy lines, also called Sen in Thai. Over 70,000 Sen are said to exist within the body, and Thai massage concentrates on applying pressure along 10 of the most important Sen using the palms of the hands, thumbs, elbows, and feet, stimulating the body’s natural healing ability, resulting in an enlivened calm and release of emotional and physical blockages, restoring balance and increased vitality and strength of life force.

 

Treatment Description: CranioSacral Therapy

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

CLOTHING: Fully Clothed; soft, thin, comfortable is best

 

BIO:

First trained formally in Hawaii as an apprentice under Sima Troncone and later at Healing Hands School in California: Reflexology Swedish CranioSacral and Thai Massage. Licensed in California and certified yoga teacher since 2003. B.A. Communications..

 

SCHEDULING

Hours available 1-4

  • 50  minute session
  • 10 minutes of transition time between appointments

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Karina Alvarez

Treatment Description: Bilingual Nutrition Consultation in Spanish/English

Consists of a check-up; general physical signs of nutritional status, interviewing the patient about food habits and current health status, then providing nutritional advice./ Chequeo general de los signos físicos y el estado nutricional del paciente. Entrevista con el paciente acerca de sus hábitos de alimentación y su estado de salud actual. Proveo sugerencias nutricionales.

BIO:

Karina Alvarez graduated with a degree in Nutrition at the Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico. She has dedicated about 15 years to teaching people how to take care of themselves through their eating habits; guiding them to eat proper foods to prevent diseases and feel healthy. Through vegetarian-vegan cooking courses and nutrition consultation she guides her clients into a more healthy lifestyle./ Me gradué como licenciada en Nutrición en la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México y he estado dedicada por cerca de 15 años a enseñar a las personas a cuidar de sus hábitos alimenticios, atraves de cursos de cocina vegetariana-vegana y consultas de nutrición aprenden a comer alimentos apropiados para prevenir enfermedades y sentirse saludables y con energía.

 

SCHEDULING

  • 45 minute consultations
  • 10 minute transition time between appointments

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Nivedita Gina Schneider

Treatment Description: Relax Into Glowing Skin with Gina’s Basic Facial Known for her in-depth knowledge of skincare, Gina truly tailors each facial to her clients’ needs of the moment.  The skin may be dull, sun-damaged, irritated, aging, oversensitive with rosacea, or acned with breakouts.  Gina carefully evaluates and then cleans, clarifies, calms, hydrates, and nourishes so the skin is refreshed and restored. In the case of extreme acne, a 90 minute treatment is recommended

CLOTHING: Partially clothed; treatment wrap given for upper body

 

BIO:

Nivedita Gina Schneider is a licensed esthetician with over a decade of devotion to the well being of her clients and their skin. Gina’s passion for healing skin began very young when the women in her family all suffered from acne and acute pit scarring.  Her personal experience with standardized medical acne procedures was fortuitously complemented by her first facial from a licensed esthetician — a life-changing moment for Gina! She quickly trained and received her esthetician’s license, and has since developed techniques for customized facial and eye treatments, face and neck massage, lymphatic drainage, successful acne treatments, oxygen treatments, and microdermabrasion. Gina is very committed to her life’s work and is constantly exploring new technologies and products to enhance the facial experience. She is also an expert at eyebrow shaping and waxing!    

 

SCHEDULING

  • 45 minutes per treatment
  • 15 minutes transition time between appointments

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Dr Kaiden Maxwell

Treatment Description: Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) and/or Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation - Gentle corrective manipulation of spinal misalignments to reduce pain and stiffness, increase range of motion, and overall function & well-being.

 

 

BIO:

Dr Kaiden Maxwell - After years of undergoing treatment at the hands of orthopedic surgeons, including two disabling back surgeries, Dr. Maxwell developed a keen interest in spinal health and set himself on the path to becoming a spine specialist himself. “Since surgery didn’t work for me and, in fact, made my condition worse,” he explains, “I turned my attention to a profession that is focused on the spine in an entirely holistic, noninvasive way.” Through his education as a chiropractor and his direct experience as a chiropractic patient, Dr. Maxwell made a lifelong commitment to helping people of all ages and backgrounds get on a path to optimum health and well-being in body, mind, and spirit. Professionally, he is passionate about chiropractic, healing, and teaching. Personally, Dr. Maxwell’s spirituality is his primary interest, and includes daily meditation and yoga. Dr. Maxwell’s days are guided by the words of an ancient Arabian proverb, “one who has health has hope; and one who has hope has everything.”

 

SCHEDULING

9am-12pm

  • 15 minute chiropractic
  • 30 or 45 minute B.E.S.T.
  • No transition time required between appointments

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Dr. Leslie Laveroni

Treatment Description: Network Spinal Analysis, Happy Feet, Aroma Touch Essential Oil Treatment

Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is the strategic use of gentle contacts on the spine to assist the nervous system in re-organizing the body to a higher level of function. These specific low force touches to the spine, assists the brain in developing new strategies to:

  • Adapt To Stress
  • Dissipate tension from the spine and nervous system
  • Connect with your body's natural rhythms
  • Make healthier choices
  • Experience greater well being
  • Create a more self-correcting, self reliant spine

NSA lets you experience the freedom of a clear, flexible and adaptable spine and nervous system. The natural healing of your body and mind are restored allowing you to be who you truly are: A creative, self-healing human being growing physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and socially.

Happy Feet- This treatment helps to reduce the pain and tension in your feet through chiropractic adjustments, deep tissue massage and the use of an Activator or Arthrostim instrument.  Mini Happy Feet treats the feet and the calves (30 min). The Deluxe Happy Feet treats the feet, calves, thighs and hips (45 min).

Aroma Touch- This treatment is an application of eight different essential oils and oil blends to the spine. This technique works to restore balance in the body by reducing stress, boosting the immune system, decreasing inflammation and restoring homeostasis to the autonomic nervous system.

 

CLOTHING:  All treatments are done with clothing on, except the Aroma Touch where you will be partially clothed.

 

BIO:

Dr. Leslie Laveroni did her undergraduate work at U.C. Santa Barbara. She graduated with the desire to continue her education in either physical therapy or chiropractic.  After graduation she moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to play, before starting school again. While there, she taught aerobics and skied often. As a result, she started to get excruciating pain in her knees. Having been brought up in a very medically oriented family, she started to think that she was going to need surgery to correct the problem. Lucky for her, she had a cousin that was a chiropractor. When she went home for Christmas, her cousin adjusted her knees and instantly her pain was gone. She knew from that moment that she wanted to become a chiropractor, so she could do the same thing for others. She attended Life Chiropractic College West and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

 

SCHEDULING

  • 30-45 minutes - Network Spinal Analysis
  • 30 minutes - Mini Happy Feet
  • 45 minutes - Deluxe Happy Feet
  • 45 minutes – Aroma Touch 

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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CLASSES

Peter Ash: Sustainability at Amritapuri

Class Description: Slideshow presentation entitled:  “Food Waste to Resource in India” Topics covered include composting at the Amritapuri Ashram, AIMS Hospital, and the University campus at Ettimadai as well as Amala Bharatam, the Clean India Campaign

 

BIO:

Peter Ash is an organic farmer, community activist and environmental educator from North County San Diego.  He teaches the master Composter course, composting and organic gardening workshops.  As a trained naturalist, he leads students on nature walks at the San Elijo Ecological Reserve.  Peter owns and manages Pete’s Organic Grove & Garden Service, specializing in family fruit orchards, native plant and edible landscapes; and StraightAsh Environmental Solutions.  As a consultant on Integrated Waste Management and Sustainable Development, he is currently working on projects in California, Africa, and India.

SCHEDULING

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Pete Hurley: Pranayama, Ashtanga Yoga

Class Description: 45 Minute introduction to pranayama sequence. 75 minute Ashtanga yoga asana practice; 75% of first series.   Please bring yoga mat and rug.

BIO:

Pete Hurley; eleven years Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Miller

 

SCHEDULING

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Erika Ruth Alvarez – Surya Yoga for Kids (2-6 years old)

Class Description & Bio: Erika is a happy Holistic mommy of two beautiful souls: Chloe, 6 years old and Ciara, 4 years old. She was raised in a close spiritual family of holistic, yogis and vegetarians back in Mexico. Now, with a Yoga Certification from Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hours and Yoga training in India under the supervision of Surya-World.org, she has developed special inspiration through her own daughters about embracing life and love. She is passionate about living a yogic lifestyle through mindful practice, meditation and in harmony with nature. 

 

 

SCHEDULING

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Rev Shiva Merritt – Wellness Circle – Energy between 2 Hands

Class Description: Community Wellness Circle, is an experiential, active, hands-on wellness training exploring Energy Between 2 Hands, “Brain Gems,” Tai Chi, Qigong, and Aikido Walking Stick Techniques. Reverend Shiva teaches with her partner, Dr Anta Anthony Merritt, both of who are members of the International M.I.N.D.S. Association, Minds Inspired New Dynamics System of Holistic Alternative Psychology Practitioners.

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Dr Anta Merritt – Tai chi

Class Description: Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that has both self-defense and health applications. He offers instruction in short and long forms of Yang style Tai Chi, as well as in its companion art, Qigong. Qigong, like Tai chi, is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Tai chi and Qigong have been medically documented to reduce stress and hypertension, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. They have also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

 

BIO:

Anta Anthony Merritt, Ph.D. is a faculty member of San Diego State University  (Department of Africana Studies).  He holds 4th degree Black belt in Aikijujutsu (the forerunner of modern Aikido) and has practiced Tai chi for over thirty years. He is a Certified Instructor for Tai chi Healthways, which is under the direction of Master Jessie Tsao, Ph.D. Anta Merritt holds a twice monthly Tai chi class at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center. “Those who maintain a consistent practice of Tai chi and Qigong find that it helps one calm the mind, regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness…” 

SCHEDULING

email: Bhadra.SDSatsang@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 246-6339

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Performers

 

Neelima

I grew up taking piano lessons, and singing at church. Never in the choir, as I was much too shy!

When I met Amma, I fell in love with Indian devotional music. I felt a special resonance in my soul, so I started singing to myself. Then I moved into a home where everyone owned a harmonium, but no one was playing it, so pretty soon I was playing and singing for others. Music is my favorite way to connect with the Divine...

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Present Moment: World Jazz Trio

A keyboard driven jazz trio with a world beat style, accented by flowing flute solos.

Members:

Adam Wolff- an established improvisational keyboardist who works with a pallet of lush and chilled tones.

Nandan Powell- a drummer who blends world beat rhythms with jazz and funky grooves.

David Mallard- a master flutist that soars effortlessly over the chilled-out rhythm section

FEED THE FIRE:

 is an acoustic guitar-driven Kirtan group with a West African flavored World Beat style. Ari Marsh leads the group with guitar and vocals, singing chants that are repeated by the audience. Nandan accompanies on djembe and assorted percussion. Bahman Sarram aka Bviolin is an often featured guest - a master of the electric violin with his own group Mystic Groove. Kirtan chanting is a popular, music-based spiritual practice that compliments yoga and meditation. FEED THE FIRE has performed at numerous high energy events, music festivals, workshops, and yoga studios.

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Sunday
Dec
21
12:00pm - 2:30pm
JOIN US FOR A HOLIDAY SATSANG AT MA CENTER LA WITH SPECIAL GUEST Br. DAYAMRITA CHAITANYA   LOCATION: MA CENTER LA 128 S. CATALINA ST - REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277 DATE: SUNDAY DEC 21st  TIME: PROGRAM STARTS AT 12 PM  PHONE: (310) 372-4008 Bring: Friends and Family DIRECTIONS: ... more ›
Thursday
Dec
25
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lalitha Sahasranama (1000 names of Devine Mother) chanting on Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome! Location: 1381 N Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions: I-5 to Leucadia Blvd, West on Leucadia to Vulcan (at 7-11).  Turn right (North) onto Vulcan, then 3 blocks. Park along Rail Road... more ›
Saturday
Dec
27
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  Location: Dr. Weng 4118 Camino Alegre, La Mesa 91941   Directions: From San Diego, take 8 East to SR 125 South on 125 to 94 East. Exit Avocado Left to Fury turn right on Fury then turn left on Camino Alegre
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Thursday
Jan
01
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lalitha Sahasranama (1000 names of Devine Mother) chanting on Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome! Location: 1381 N Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions: I-5 to Leucadia Blvd, West on Leucadia to Vulcan (at 7-11).  Turn right (North) onto Vulcan, then 3 blocks. Park along Rail Road... more ›
Saturday
Jan
03
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 1381 N Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions: I-5 to Leucadia Blvd, West on Leucadia to Vulcan (at 7-11).  Turn right (North) onto Vulcan, then 3 blocks. Park along Rail Road tracks.   Typical schedule for the satsang: 6:00 PM Reading from selected Text or Book 6:10 PM Dhyāna... more ›
Thursday
Jan
08
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lalitha Sahasranama (1000 names of Devine Mother) chanting on Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome! Location: 1381 N Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions: I-5 to Leucadia Blvd, West on Leucadia to Vulcan (at 7-11).  Turn right (North) onto Vulcan, then 3 blocks. Park along Rail Road... more ›
Saturday
Jan
10
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 208 Ocean View Ave
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Thursday
Jan
15
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lalitha Sahasranama (1000 names of Devine Mother) chanting on Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome! Location: 1381 N Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions: I-5 to Leucadia Blvd, West on Leucadia to Vulcan (at 7-11).  Turn right (North) onto Vulcan, then 3 blocks. Park along Rail Road... more ›
Thursday
Jan
22
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lalitha Sahasranama (1000 names of Devine Mother) chanting on Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome! Location: 1381 N Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions: I-5 to Leucadia Blvd, West on Leucadia to Vulcan (at 7-11).  Turn right (North) onto Vulcan, then 3 blocks. Park along Rail Road... more ›
Thursday
Jan
29
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lalitha Sahasranama (1000 names of Devine Mother) chanting on Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome! Location: 1381 N Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions: I-5 to Leucadia Blvd, West on Leucadia to Vulcan (at 7-11).  Turn right (North) onto Vulcan, then 3 blocks. Park along Rail Road... more ›