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New Classes for Healthy Living S

tarting in April, Awaken to Wellness: The Center for Wellbeing is offering new classes for enhancing your

holistic way to health, happiness, longevity, flexibility and revitalization through yoga, Tai chi and Chi gong. Renae Smith, certified yoga instructor, will be teaching beginner and intermediate Ashtanga Yoga on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. and at 9 a.m. Monday through Wednesday. Dr. Szuson Wong, author, acupuncturist and Ph.D. in Energy Medicine will be instructing Tai chi at 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition, Robbie Foster, certified level 3 Instructor, will offer daily classes in qi gong at 3 p.m. on Mondays, 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Awaken to Wellness: The Center for Wellbeing offers seven practitioners

providing services in Reiki, hypnotherapy, Curandera services, spiritual read- ings, past life regression therapy, EFT, counseling, European Foot Therapy, medi- cal pedicures and natural manicures, reflexology, spirit transformation, lym- phatic massage, Trigger Point Therapy, hot stone massage, natural therapeutics, chakra clearing and balancing.

“Our center has expanded to Suite 9 with space availability to rent for class- es, workshops and small weddings,” says founder and director Diane Camillo.

Location: 1704 Moon NE Suites 9 & 10 (Sangre de Cristo Plaza), Albuquerque. Call Diane for more information at 505-363-5768 or visit AwakentoWellness- See Community Resource Guide on page 30.

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale T

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Annual La Mon-

he 22nd Annual La Montanita Co-op Earth Fest is being held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. “Yes, it’s that time again,” says Co-op member, Robin Seydel, “Time to come together, think about how to restore and sustain our planet, plan our gardens, get seeds and seedlings, and just generally celebrate the season with friends and family in our Co- op neighborhoods!”

Each year it is the

Co-op’s great pleasure to create community celebrations that pro- vide an opportunity for the community to come together. Earth Fest is a chance to get bedding plants,

he spring gardening season is once again being kicked off at the Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale where the Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs and many of their member clubs will have an un- matched selection of plants available. There will be award-winning daylil- ies, African violets and special pots, dahlia tubers, container gardens and

companion plants, xeric plants, and unusual heirloom tomato seedlings offered by various member clubs.

Council, the parent organization, will be selling annuals, perennials, single

herbs and vegetables, tomato patches, herb gardens, and unique home-dug plants already acclimated to Albuquerque. In addition, master gardeners will be answering gardening questions, members of the clubs will be there to discuss their favorite plants, and there will be tool sharpening. The fun begins on Friday, April 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The best plants disappear early so put these dates on your calendar and come with lots of cash/checks since only the Council pay stations take credit.

Cost: Free. Location: Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd., inside Los Altos Park between the softball fields and the skate park. Call 505-296- 6020 for more information. See ad on page 23.

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talk to and learn from farming and garden- ing experts, get educated on important environmental issues, get active and take action to make our neighborhoods and the world a better place for all to share. All are welcome to participate in this free community gathering. “You can expect a wonderfully inspiring time,” says Seydel, “filled with information and education booths from dozens of envi- ronmental, social and economic justice organizations, local farmers, seedlings, drought resistant plants, beautiful art from fine local artists and crafts people, inspir- ing performances from some of our favor- ite local artists and, of course, great Co-op food.” Live entertainment begins at 10 a.m. and the lineup includes the Ehecatl Aztec Dancers, Squash Blossom Boys, Alma Flamenca, Sol Calypso, Baile Baile Dance Company, Youth Ambassadors to Africa & Odigbo Adama Dancers, Johnny Bones, Le Chat Lunatique and Mala Maña. “With Mother Earth’s blessing we will once again take time to celebrate Her; re- affirming our commitment to restoring and sustaining our blue/green planetary gem and cultivating a sustainable future,” adds Seydel.

Location: La Montanita Co-op Nob Hill - 3500 Central Ave SE. For more informa- tion, call Robin at 505-217-2027 or visit LaMontanita.Coop. See ad on page 23.

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