Healthy Planet Happenings

April 2
Transformational Breathwork
Facilitated by: Shelby Corson, LMT, Certified Transformational Breathwork Facilitator, Sunday, April 2, 2017, 1:00-3:30pm, The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7649 Delmar Blvd. Cost: $60. Transformational Breathwork is a breathing process that helps to open restricted patterns of breathing, integrate and clear the subconscious mind and help you connect more fully with higher forms of consciousness. In this workshop, you will: Be introduced to the power of breath; Experience an introductory breath session; Learn how to correct restrictive breathing patterns; Learn techniques for increasing your energy level and sense of well being; Gain tools to manage stress, connect with source and actively participate in your own healing. For information and registration, call 314.725.6767

April 2
The Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo
The Healthy Planet magazine hosts its 33rd Natural Living Expo, Sunday, April 2, 10am-4pm at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves. More than 60 booths offering information, products and services dealing with health, wellness and sustainable living. Live music, samples galore, free health screenings, chair massages, wine and beer tasting. Drawings for a weekend at Trout Lodge YMCA of the Ozarks and Amtrak train tickets. For more info call 314-962-7748.

April 5
Look Good, Feel Good
Presented by Iris Salsman & Deborah Zorensky, MS, RD, LD, CCN, Wednesday April 5, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd., Attendance is free, but please register. How do you feel about yourself in terms of weight, looks and health? Are you noticing that your energy level has decreased over the years? Are you experiencing aches and pains in your knees or elsewhere? Do you cringe when you hear words like obese? Do you avoid mirrors or shopping for clothes because you don’t like the size you are in? Have you cut back on how often you go out because you don’t like how you feel or look? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to learn how you can ReClaim your health and your shape. Deborah and Iris have both been following anti-inflammatory diets for a few years and both have released many pounds and welcomed their new found health and energy. We would like to share our stories with you and introduce you to some life-changing options. Deborah is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and has her Master’s Degree in Allied Health with an emphasis on nutrition. Iris Salsman is a veteran dieter. Over the years, she’s lost and gained enough weight to make at least three people. After trying every program on the market, she finally got a handle on what it takes to permanently change her lifestyle and become healthy and thin (yes!) once and for all. And she’s willing to share her journey and lifestyle with you in an entertaining, informative manner. Please call The Center at 314.725.6767 to register.

April 6
Citizens for Modern Transit’s Ten Toe Express
Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and AARP in St. Louis are gearing up for the start of the spring session of CMT’s award-winning Ten Toe Express Program. Created to inspire St. Louis area seniors, as well as any other interested individuals, to see how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit use to get around town, the Ten Toe Express Walk Program also promotes the health and well-being benefits of alternative commuting. New Ten Toe registrants will receive a walking kit containing a pedometer, transit tickets, St. Louis maps, a safety tips flyer and a Ten Toe tote bag. Those that register will have the chance to take part in several special walks, including a behind the scenes tour of the Grand Center Arts & Cultural District on April 6, a tour of the Washington University Medical Center Campus in May and an opportunity to “test out” the Loop Trolley before its anticipated grand opening this summer. For additional information about the Ten Toe Express Walk Program, visit www.cmt-stl.org. To learn more about Citizens for Modern Transit call (314) 231-7272, find them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @cmt_stl.

April 8
City of Sunset Hills Earth Day Celebration
see page 6 of this edition for more information.

April 8, 10
Food, Finance & the Pink Tide
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 04/08 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 04/10 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and Dan Hellinger explore how trade agreements change Latin America. How did “extractivism” affect food security in Brazil? What was Cuba’s “special period” and how did it influence agriculture? What new agricultural institutions did the Zapatistas set up in Mexico?

April 9
21 Sun Salute Yoga & Wellness Symposium
Dandelion Yoga Productions – in partnership with The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL) – will host its first ever 21 Sun Salute Yoga & Wellness Symposium on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm to celebrate and raise awareness for individuals with Down syndrome. The 21 Sun Salute event will be accompanied by live music from Brad Smith and Pati Pellerito at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park (St. Louis, MO). The first half of this 4-hour event will offer many opportunities for all ages to enjoy various stations sponsored by local health and wellness organizations. The Cycling Station is supported by the Lydia Faith Cox Foundation and friends, the Dance/Ballet/Jazz station is supported by Central Studio and friends, the “Wee-ones” station is supported by the Midwest Music Therapy Program and friends, and the Weights station is supported by Iron Tribe and friends. Other entertainment will be available such as face painting, balloons, henna tattoos, and more. There will be raffle baskets and a very short live auction to consider, as well as snack bags and sun art (created by children with Down syndrome) to purchase. The second half of the event participants will gather under the arches of the pavilion for synchronized movement (whether on the yoga mat or in a chair) through 21 Sun Salutations while Kirtan music and singing Tibetan bowls carry the participants energetically, guided by advanced-certified yoga instructors. When finished with the 21 Sun Salutes, participants will relax and rest while Pati Pellerito performs an 8-minute “Gong Bath.” Proceeds from this truly unique event help DSAGSL serve more than 1,700 children and adults with Down syndrome in our area. The event is on Sunday, April 9th from 9 am-1 pm at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Register online prior to the event for a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $5 for kids. All ages and abilities welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information about the 21 Sun Salute event, please contact the DSAGSL office at 314-961-2504 or abigailbeckord@dsagsl.org. Or contact Michelle Abounader at 314-378-2986. Information can also be found at www.21sunsalutes.com and www.dsagsl.org.

April 12
Schlafly Farmer’s Market Opens!
Wed., April 12, 4:00 – 7:00. Schlafly Farmer’s Market opens! Open every Wednesday through the fall. For more info please visit Schlaflyfarmersmarket.com.

April 14 & 28
Dog Day Fridays at Urban Chestnut
Cold UCBC cans, grilled hot dogs & brats, live music. Bring your furry friends! April 14th & 28th. 4:30pm to dusk. 20% of proceeds benefit a local, animal-related organization. Find more information online at: urbanchestnut.com/dogdayfriday.

April 15, 17
Biotech Consolidation: An Industry in Decline
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 04/15 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 04/17 at 8:00 p.m. What health dangers do crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) pose, both from the GMOs themselves and from pesticides that most are created to withstand? Don Fitz and Daniel Romano look at the sinking stature of the industry, caused largely by the distrust and hostility it has generated.

April 18
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body. You may not realize it, but your teeth and gums may be making you ill or weakening your immune system. Hidden infections. Unresolved illness. Find out what may be happening between your teeth and body and what to do about it. Discover how infection and illness transfer between the teeth and body. Understand how biological dentistry focuses on your overall health. Learn about what dental materials are compatible with wellness, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings,the impact of dental procedures, how certain dental procedures can influence your body, and nutritional therapy that supports a healthy mouth. Third Tuesday Each Month, 6:30 pm at the Holistic Dentistry office of, and presented by, Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), 2821 N. Ballas Rd, Suite 245, St. Louis, MO 63131. A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Call to verify seminar date and reserve your space at 314-997-2550. Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

April 22-23
St. Louis Earth Day Festival In Forest Park (two days this year)
Unofficially marking the kick-off of St. Louis’ outdoor event season, the St. Louis Earth Day Festival is scheduled for April 22-23 this year. Now in its 28th year, the festival, which began as a small, grassroots gathering, today welcomes tens of thousands of guests, largest by far in the midwest welcoming guests to celebrate, learn and enjoy themselves on the beautiful grounds of one of St. Louis’ treasures, the Muny in Forest Park. For the first time in recent years, the St. Louis Earth Day festival will span the entire weekend. The Festival will be open Saturday AND Sunday, April 22-23, from 11 am – 5 pm. Guests have the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on educational activities, meet area nonprofits that share the mission of Earth Day, learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses, and shop unique wares from local and global artisans committed to sustainability and fair trade. The St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be held on the Muny Grounds Saturday & Sunday, April 22nd, and 23rd from 11am-5pm! The festival will happen rain or shine, and is pet friendly. We hope to see you there! For more information please visit www.stlouisearthday.org. See page 7 of this edition to read more about the St. Louis Earth Day Festival and see back page ad.

April 22
Animals, Oils & More..
for Better Health and Healing
See Tranquil Companion ad information on page 29.

April 22
Lincoln County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Troy MO. Lincoln County Master Gardeners Plant Sale to be held 8a.m. to 1p.m. in the front parking lot of Valvoline Express Care at The Plaza on Hwy 47 in Troy, MO. A variety of plants for sale along with seeds and garden art. Also a basket full of garden tools to be raffled off. Check us out at our Facebook page Lincoln County Master Gardner’s. (Rain date April 29th)

April 22, 24
Injustice in International Trade
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 04/22 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 04/24 at 8:00 p.m. What is the connection between the desire local autonomy and opposition to trade treaties? Host Don Fitz and guests Karen Wilson and Mark Strothmann ask whether the US would need to amend its constitution to allow trade deals to be legal. They explore the plight of farmers in India and Mexico.

April 25
Heartmath Stress Reduction Class
6:30PM-7:30 PM. An Introduction to HeartMath at Wildwood Integrative Healthcare. Join us for a free 60 minute class to learn about the HeartMath stress reduction tools. Learn how to shift your attention from stress and anxiety to a state of relaxation and appreciation. Participants will learn the basics of how to lower stress levels by controlling their own heart rate variability. PLEASE SIGN UP ON OUR WEBSITE:
wildwoodintegrativehealthcare.com or 636-489-2000.

April 29
Chesterfield’s Earth Day Celebration
see page 6 of this edition for more information.

April 29, May 1
Challenges to Missouri Agriculture
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 04/29 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 05/01 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and guest Roger Allison look at what the Missouri Rural Crisis Center is doing to address problems faced by Missouri farmers. They explore “food sovereignty” and how globalization of food production is strongly linked to the industrialization of agriculture.

Do you have an event listing? Please email it to JBL44@aol.com by the 15th of the month for the following month’s edition. Free events or events for non-profits are run at no charge. If you charge for your event, we will charge you $25 for 40 words or less. For more information, please call 314-962-7748.