Spiritual Health

July 23, 2010


Join us for a one-of-a kind introduction to Energy Medicine with one of its leading pioneers, Donna Eden as she finishes her West Coast tour in Santa Barbara . August 4 will be an exciting introduction to Energy Medicine, one of the most important developments in learning to keep your body healthy and vital. Energy Medicine is reshaping health care and you will learn techniques you can start to apply during the class and use for the rest of your life. Donna Eden was able to naturally heal herself from illness wants all people to be able to know that they can heal themselves. And, according to Mehmet Oz, Energy Medicine is the "Next great frontier of medicine."

In this class you will learn how to:
· Restore your energy
· Optimize your health
· Strengthen your immune system
· Enhance your joy in life

Date and Time: August 4, 2010 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Location: Santa Barbara Unity Sanctuary
Santa Barbara Unity Sanctuary
227 E Arrellaga Street
Santa Barbara , CA 93101
Cost: $20 ($21.99 w/service fee)
For tickets, visit

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June 08, 2010

AMMA in LA June 14 and 15

AMMA, known to many as the hugging saint and spiritual ambassador from India, will be in town on June 14th and 15th. One heartfelt embrace at a time, AMMA ( promotes compassion in its most basic form. Born Sudhamani in a Southern district of Kerala, the spiritual leader has been globally recognized for humanitarian contributions by the United Nations and awarded such prestigious awards as the Gandhi-King Award for Non-Violence.

WHAT: Amma Spiritual Tour
WHEN: June 14-June 15
WHERE: Hilton (at Los Angeles International Airport
5711 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 410- 6055
For further information please contact Robyn Berkley at robyn.berkley@peoples or 323-651-3500.

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April 15, 2010

Self Healing for Care Givers and Healers

Learn the amazing Ancient Art of Qigong Healing. Certified Qigong instructor in Ventura. Find out how you can harness the power of your own Chi to heal yourself and others. This program is designed to give you the tools you need to always feel your best. Contact Elaina for more information.
Saturday or Sunday
May 8th or 9th
10am to 3pm

Register by 4/28/10
SAVE $50.00
Contact Elaina (805) 649-9992 or email her to request a PDF Flyer for this event or to get on her mailing list to learn more about upcoming events offered at Ojai Holistic Journey

January 18, 2010

Sex Addiction: Partners or Spouses

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What is it like to be in a committed relationship with a partner or spouse who is struggling with sexual acting out behaviors? How do you know if they have an addiction and what can you do for them and yourself? "52 Weeks of Peace" yoga club and healing center is offering a series of lectures covering all aspects of this topic. As more and more celebraties appear in the news regarding extremes of sexual conduct, awareness begins to increase regarding this sensitive and often "embarrassing" issue. Being married or in a relationship with someone who has this problem is physically, emotionally and spiritually damaging. There are few resources for trained and experienced help. Free lectures are offered every Monday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at "52 Weeks of Peace" located at 408 "G" Bryant Circle (behind Ojai Valley News). This coming Monday, February1st, the topic will be "What is it Like to Love Someone Who is Acting out Sexually and What are the Efffects"? Shareen Prashanthi Torres, CSAT III (certified sex addiction and trauma therapist) will be providing information, answering questions. Everyone is welcome. For more info call 805-746-2341 or go online;

November 09, 2009

A Philosophy of Healing

Vibrant Health is an ongoing journey, requiring deep awareness of one’s mental, emotional, physical and spiritual walk through life. The body has the innate capacity to create, regenerate and heal itself. It proved it over millions and millions of years as it developed from the simplest, one-cell-organism form of life to the complexity of the human body of today. And it goes through this process again and again as it develops from 2 cells the size of this dot ”.” into a community of 50-75 trillion cells that we call the human body, over a period of 9 months, during the pregnancy.

Biological systems are in continuous movement and designed to self-regulate, self-correct and live interdependently with all other forms of life, pending they are provided with the optimal tools to do so. Recent industrial progress has considerably altered our basic needs for healthy living: air, water, food, ways of life, community. Degenerative dis-eases including autoimmune disorders and cancers are rampant and more and more “new illnesses” are surfacing almost daily.

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February 03, 2009

Juice Fast for Peace with Gabriel Cousens and Rev. Michael Beckwith at Agape

Healing the planet is an inside job.

Juice Fast LA lets us transform from our cells, refresh the thoughts in our minds, and ecologically consciously effect what we consume and do to the living planet.

In Juice Fast L.A., Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD, Shanti GoldsCousens, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, and Rickie Byars Beckwith are moving science, and activism into spiritual action to empower people to go to a plant-source diet.

Science shows that 1.5 tons of carbon less per person are emitted by an organic plant-source only. Certain research concludes 80%, and several studies show the majority of greenhouse gases would be reduced if we all ate according to the very low meat or plant-source only dietary blueprint, including Genesis chapter 1, of most spiritual traditions (source: The UN, the IPCC, Univesity of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University).

One of the most divinely pleasurable, psychologically releasing, and long-lasting ways for people to transition into the dietary service for the planet is Juice Fasting!

Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD, has 35 years of holistic medical experience, and is called by the New York Times a "guru of fasting," Gabriel Cousens, MD, Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, physician and psychiatrist since 1969, uses the timeless healing tool of green juice fasting and mental, emotional, and spiritual support at a new level for helping people juice fast to go plant-source only, and heal the planet and the self.

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February 02, 2009

Juice Fast for Peace with Gabriel Cousens and Rev. Michael Beckwith at Agape

Healing the planet is an inside job.

Juice Fast LA lets us transform from our cells, refresh the thoughts in our minds, and ecologically consciously effect what we consume and do to the living planet.

In Juice Fast L.A., Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD, Shanti GoldsCousens, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, and Rickie Byars Beckwith are moving science, and activism into spiritual action to empower people to go to a plant-source diet.

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December 14, 2008

Mindful Holidays, Part II

The time between Thanksgiving and New Years can be a whirlwind of activity, when shopping trips take three times as long as usual and every joyful cookie exchange means an extra hour or two in the kitchen. Mindfully choosing your activities can keep you grounded in the moment, but to truly enjoy the holiday (or any) season, you also need to create space for…nothing. When was the last time you turned off the television, turned off the list making in your brain, and simply sat on your couch?

I invite you to think about Mindful inactivity. Taking time to be quiet, to reflect and recharge, will deepen your enjoyment of the season and your contribution to those around you. It will also help you enter the New Year with a fresh perspective and clear vision of things to come. What does it really look like, this mythical quiet time during the holiday season?

To find out, please visit

November 09, 2008

TAT: Releasing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

TAT: Tapas Acupressure Technique — Releasing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

We live in a world that is largely shaped by PTSD. Most of us are carriers. Something that occurs to us as traumatic happens and we make a decision to respond is a specific way that in the moment is a good intelligent response. The “disorder” comes from our continually responding in the same way to similar incidents.

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September 09, 2008

The Weakest Link

I was thinking about being well. What are the signs of wellness?
I was thinking about where did I feel “off”? What was out of harmony with being totally well?
I remembered the saying that a chain is as weak as it’s weakest link.
What were my weakest links?

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August 05, 2008

It's an Experiment

I was recently at an 8-day silent Vipassana retreat. One of the awarenesses that I touched and left with is that life for human beings is an experiment!

Stop and really take a look a this. Look at all the ways in which we KNOW how it's supposed to be.

We know about work and play. We know about relationship. We know about being parents, friends, lovers, spouses. We know about eating. We know about health. We know how we’re supposed to feel. We know what’s wrong with... fill in the blank with your favorite person, place, thing, politician, etc. We know what we like and don’t like. On and on and on and on...

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October 20, 2007

A Very Inconvenient Truth

by Capt Paul Watson
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

The meat industry is one of the most destructive ecological industries on the planet. The raising and slaughtering of pigs, cows, sheep, turkeys and chickens not only utilizes vast areas of land and vast quantities of water, but it is a greater contributor to greenhouse gas emissions than the automobile industry.

The seafood industry is literally plundering the ocean of life and some fifty percent of fish caught from the oceans is fed to cows, pigs, sheep, chickens etc in the form of fish meal. It also takes about fifty fish caught from the sea to raise one farm raised salmon.

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September 24, 2007

International Peace Day: September 21st

International Peace Day is celebrated every year on September 21st. It in designated as a worldwide movement to create a Global Ceasefire and day of peace and nonviolence.

In Ojai, we have supported this vision by creating a 3-day celebration: Living Peace in Ojai.

On Friday, the 21st, the Ojai Peace Coalition gave it’s local Noble Peace Prize. It went to Clive and Marion Lehman, who started a weekly Peace Vigil after the 2004 elections.

As they were telling their story, the story of the vigil, and sharing stories of Peacemaking, I thought about a war that we humans prefer to ignore; organized global terror about which it’s more comfortable to remain in denial...

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September 13, 2007

Cry of the Ancestors

I have been given the gift of reading bodies. This has come out of a career in which I have massaged over 25,000 people. How I came to this work, and the subject of my new book, Cry of the Ancestors, is what this blog is dedicated to. I hope you will find it useful information in your own healing. I hope you will comment on its content so that I will be inspired to write more.This is my first time writing a blog. Is there anyone really out there? I have a published book called Bodies Unbound, Transforming Lives Through Touch, and perform a one woman show based on my book. I have written to heal myself and to tell others the story of that. I am still in the healing field, giving massages, doing Ancestor Work, and co-running a Raw Food Retreat at our home with my husband.

After massaging over 25,000 people in 32 years I have learned a lot about bodies.

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June 19, 2007

Experience a Sacred Mayan Ceremony

Don Allejandro, President of the Guatemala Council of Mayan Elders, will be holding a ceremony at The Ojai Retreat on June 30, from 1:30 to 5:30.

Purchase tickets at

I don't know much about this event at all, if you do, please post something in the comments!

June 06, 2007

"Catch the Vision"

An Evening of Visioning for Your Life
facilitated by Renee Mandala, M.A.

How does God see Itself as your life?

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May 08, 2007

"Catch the Vision"

"Catch the Vision" - An Evening of Visioning for Your Life
facilitated by Renee Mandala, M.A.

How does God see Itself as your life?

Visioning is a gentle and sacred process of awakening, as we align in
consciousness with our Divine Purpose, the highest Vision for our lives.

Come and throw yourself open to unconditional love and Infinite possibility for your life's expression!

When: Thursday, May 10, 2007, 7:30 - 9:00PM
Where: Symphony of Life Spiritual Center, Ojai Valley Woman's Club
Suggested Donation: $10

***Bring your journal/paper, pen, pillows, or whatever you would like for your comfort during guided meditation.

Renee Mandala, M.A. has been Visioning monthly at the New Moon for over three years. She trained in the Visioning Process with its founder, Dr. Michael Beckwith, at the Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, where she took Practitioner training and sang with the Agape International Choir.

March 10, 2007

Star Rose Quartz Elixer Workshop

Pure Gem Elixir Series Workshop - Star Rose Quartz Elixir

Date: Saturday March 31, 2007
Time: 12noon-3pm
Place: Oak View
Cost: $35 (includes a gift of 1/2 oz. Star Rose Quartz Elixir)


This elixir has special properties that assist in opening and healing the heart and heart center. We will take this elixir in conjunction with:
*Simple Qi Gong movements

Facilitated by Dr. Tobi Redlich,
Chiropractor, Cranio/Sacral Therapist,
and Flower and Gem Essence Practitioner

For sign-up and directions call 805 340-7100,
or email:

January 31, 2007

Healing From the Source Retreat

Who of us does not yearn for replenishment of mind, body and soul in this increasingly toxic, fast paced life, a return to our vibrant, spiritual, creative selves as nature intended? Well buckle your seat belts! Here is the perfect medicine! Healing From the Source is a spiritual painting retreat and body cleanse combined, set in the breathtaking beauty of the Montana Rockies. You will join with an intimate group of like-minded souls guided by two Masters Healers.

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December 21, 2006

Welcome to is a healing blog, and companion site to, which is a one-stop resource directory for alternative and traditional healing in Ojai and Ventura County, California.

Ojai is known as a healing community, from destinations such as the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa and The Oaks at Ojai to dozens of world-renowned healers in a dizzying array of modalities and expertise. We are bringing together a number of talented healers to share their knowledge and advice on a wide range of health and healing issues.

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