Education & Enrichment

A Gathering Place Wellness Education CTR

A Gathering Place Massage School teaches massage therapy and healing modalities from the heart! With our small class sizes, we become like family. Having fun while learning is a key to helping our students prepare and Pass the National Board Exam. Our National Board Exam pass ratio for 2010 – 2011 is 100%. We help with job placement and many of our students open their own business. Carve a niche for yourself in the bodywork field! You can take Allied Modalities which allow you to specialize in a specific type of bodywork while you are in school. We are enrolling for our Next Term now! Contact us: www.agatheringplace.com. Call us: 314-739-5559 for a tour of our school!

Camp Manitowa Women’s Weekend 5

A getaway in the great outdoors with the phenomenal women in your life and new friends you’re bound to make – has something for everyone. Enjoy a rejuvenating weekend away in the serene setting of Rend Lake, hiking, kayaking, climbing, boating, waterskiing and participating in all activities that Camp Manitowa’s facilities offer. This all-inclusive retreat includes 6 meals, accommodations and countless session options: yoga and pilates classes, Nia, aerobics, crafts, an area winery tour, a guided hike, expert triathlon training, a dehydrating foods seminar and even horseback riding and massage (horseback rides and massages extra). Register at campmanitowa.com.

Casa de Niños

As the only Montessori Spanish Immersion Preschool in St. Louis, Casa de Niños believes that children learn effortlessly, absorbing from their surroundings by exploring and manipulating the materials and objects in the learning environment. We cater not only to bilingual families but also to parents interested in giving their children the gift of a second language. Casa de Niños means “children’s house”. We provide children with a comfortable, peaceful, safe, and stimulating “house” or environment to learn a second language in a natural way. Ask about our Parent & Child classes forming soon.

Casa de Ninos, 105 Lock Drive, Ballwin, MO 63011. 636-527-4970. www.casadeninostl.com.

Cheryl’s Herbs

Cheryl Hoard, owner of Cheryl’s Herbs of St. Louis, is internationally recognized as a national leader in elevating the standards of Aromatherapy use and education. Cheryl’s Herbs sponsors a 40-hour Aromatherapy Certification Course taught by Cheryl. Live classes are scheduled throughout the year and a Distance Learning Program is also offered. CEUs are available for massage therapists. Cheryl also offers 2-hour classes on herbalism, aromatherapy and natural home and body care products. For more information visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Cheryl has twice been President of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and aromatherapy consultant for Time Life Books. 7170 Manchester Rd. Suite A, Maplewood, MO 63143. Call 314-645-2165. 800-231-5971. Or visit us onlilne at www.cherylsherbs.com.

 Healing Arts Center

The Healing Arts Center offers the most established massage therapy training program in the St. Louis area. Our program provides graduates with the skills needed to become a successful massage therapist as they join one of the fastest growing professions in the field of health care. We encourage a supportive atmosphere which integrates mind, body and spirit while promoting learning, challenge and growth for all students. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the Healing Arts Center offers financial aid to qualifying students and is dedicated to providing quality, holistic education for individuals pursuing a professional career in massage therapy. We also offer a variety of continuing education classes such as Reiki, Yoga, Cranial-Somatic Therapy and Reflexology. For more information and complete course listings, call 314-647-8080 or visit us online at www.thehealingartscenter.com.

New City School — Academic Excellence Achieved Enthusiastically

New City School provides an unparalleled academic experience that incorporates a comprehensive curriculum—including the development of personal intelligence, school-wide diversity, and joyful learning. What its students are taught are the same subjects as other high-quality elementary schools. How they are taught is unlike any other school in the world. Using the theory of multiple intelligences, New City School helps students understand and apply complex concepts to new and different situations. New City School prepares graduates for success in secondary school, in college, and in life. For a tour of the school, please call Melanie Harmon at 314-361-6411.

 SLiiM Symposium

Who Needs Dr. Oz? The St. Louis Institute of Integrative Medicine (SLiiM) has the answers regarding optimal healthcare … right here in our own backyard! A consortium of medical practitioners from a variety of disciplines, SLiiM is dedicated to prevention, wellness and finding the root cause. To collaborate with physicians and educate the community, SLiiM will hold its annual symposium, The Anti-Aging Prescription; Transforming Your Future from Treatment to Prevention, October 13th, 2012. Medical experts will explore how many diseases are not only preventable but reversible. Participants will gain simple lifestyle tools for diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Register at www.sliim.org.

 St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association

Would you like to deal with stress in a healthy way? How about learning to relax while building leg strength, increasing flexibility and improving posture, balance and respiration? Studies show that you can get all this and more from practicing T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Classes offered by the not-for-profit St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association start September 2nd and 9th. All instructors have studied extensively with Master Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo of San Francisco. Call for details at 314-961-1355, or check the website: www.taichistlouis.org.

Urban Breath Yoga

Urban Breath Yoga is your sanctuary, a place to find growth, serenity and connection–– a place to belong. Here you will discover deeper awareness, enliven your senses and be embraced by our beautiful community. In this space, life is more interesting, more inspiring. Through yoga and breath, you can sculpt your body, calm your mind and touch your soul. So come! Expand beyond limitations and fears, and birth a new vision of yourself. Let us guide you in becoming more alive than ever before. You need this… We all do. Find yourself here. Urban Breath Yoga is located at 1220 Tamm Avenue in St Louis’ Dogtown neighborhood and now also at 4237 Manchester Avenue in The Grove neighborhood. The Dogtown studio offers Prenatal, Mommy and Me yoga, and special workshops, while The Grove studio offers Kundalini yoga, Hatha yoga, Power yoga, Yoga Basics, and Vinyasa Flow. 314-421-9642. www.urbanbreath.com.


We honor the centuries old traditions of hatha yoga while appreciating the needs of students living in the 21st century. Our curriculum and classes are designed for students of all levels. Our classes include Gentle Yoga and Yoga Basics for beginning level students, as well as Open, Anusara and Power Vinyasa classes for those with previous experience. We also offer Mysore-style Ashtanga & led Primary Series as well as Yin Yoga. In addition to our regularly scheduled we hold a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training yearly from March through November. We are conveniently located at 1500 South Big Bend, 2nd Floor in Richmond Heights, Missouri. For more information contact www.stlouisyogasource.com or call (314)645-9642.