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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Starflower Offers Workshop Series

Starflower Organic Spathecary has created a four-week series of workshops that cover multiple aspects of self-healing and personal exploration. Attend one or all four. With enrollment in multiple classes, enjoy 10% off the cost.
     On October 11 from 3 to 5 p.m., the Five Tibetan Rites and Belly Dancing will be presented by Cherylyn Van Kirk and Sandrinha Bellino. The Five Rites represent a system of exercise that affects the body, emotions and mind. The Tibetans claim that these exercises activate and stimulate the seven key chakras that, in turn, stimulate all the glands of the endocrine system. The Five Rites will affect the functioning of all your organs and systems, including physical aspects, energetic systems and aging processes.

     “Timeless” and “ageless” perfectly describe the beauty of the natural movement of Belly Dance. These attributes allow broad appeal and suitability for a diverse cross section of body types, fitness levels and ages. Belly Dance is an overall toning and stretching dance form. The beneficial effects on the body, both mental and physical, are infinite and can burn up to 300 calories, in addition to providing an excellent brain exercise for focus, memory, creativity and coordination. There is a myriad of health benefits experienced by students of this art form.
     On October 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., join Erika Furman for an Introduction to Holistic Cleansing. You'll learn about the principles of detox and which foods and body care practices to incorporate into a daily cleansing diet and lifestyle. Get ready for the season by clearing your body of unwanted toxins through the use of indigenous herbs, whole foods, vital nutrients and live enzymes to stay balanced in your body, mind and spirit.

     Furman is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, specializing in Pancha Karma detoxification, purification and rejuvenation healing. She has guided clients through holistic detox programs, offering synergistic integration of emotional and physical wellness, anti-aging and longevity therapy by providing comprehensive integrated solutions to manage health through holistic cleansing, nutritional counseling, meditation and yoga.
     On October 22 from 7 to 8:30, the workshop will be an Introduction to Sprouting and Healthy Food Preparation. Learn the basics in sprouting and food, as well as inflammation and sclerotic tendencies in the human being and when it is best for cooling or warming foods to address these conditions. There will be hands-on demonstrations for how to make some sprouted cereals and flax crackers. The workshop will be led by Cherylyn Van Kirk and Erika Furman.

     The fourth in the series, “From Frenzied to Fabulous! How to Eliminate Overwhelm and Get Your Mojo Back,” will be the topic of study on October 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

     Learn to love yourself and others more fully and deeply, release negative emotions that block your joy and creativity, understand your barriers to love and achieve a life of joy, happiness, prosperity and health you deserve. This workshop is led by Valentina Galante, a Certified Heal Your Life® Workshop Leader and Life Coach.

      As the founder of KickAss Joy, Galante is dedicated to using her inner peace, compassion and insight to inspire and guide people to experience their own inner peace and “kick-ass” joy in a world, where everyone loves themselves and each other unconditionally. She delights in helping her clients achieve vibrant health, fulfilling relationships, meaningful work and the life of their dreams.
     Starflower Organic Spathecary is an environmentally-conscious healing space that offers whole body care therapies.

Location: Starflower Organic Spathecary, 415 South Pineapple Ave., Burns Square, Sarasota. For more information on cost or to register for the workshops, phone 941-554-4292 or email [email protected]. Visit to learn more about Starflower Organic Spathecary.

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