Episode #221 | Qigong and Conscious Aging Conference August 4-6, 2017

Master Mingtong Gu and George and Sedena Cappannelli

Qigong and Conscious Aging.  What's the connection?  Everything! To age consciously, we must learn to live in, experience, and listen to our bodies.  Sadly, many who age lose contact with their bodies. In this extraordinary first conference offered at the beautiful new Chi Center in Galisteo, New Mexico, Master Mingtong Gu leads qigong exercises and shares what qigong is about.  George and Sedena Cappannelli, the founders of AgeNation and Empower New Mexico, have teamed up with the Chi center to offer inspiring, informative talks by Andrew Harvey, Joan Borysenko, Judith Orloff and other luminaries, as well as a fabulous concert on Saturday night with Robert Mirabal, Consuelo Luz, Tess Yong, and Michael Kott. In this interview, we talk about conscious aging, what it means, and some of the highlights of the conference.

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Episode #184 | Jane Barthelemy | Five Seasons Medicine | Jane's Healthy Kitchen

Jane Barthelemy is an author and private practice health practitioner at Santa Fe Soul and the Blue Lotus in Santa Fe, NM. Barthelemy teaches Qigong, Tai chi, Meditation, Cooking, and Taoist lifestyle classes in Santa Fe. She has also developed programs for Personalised Weight Loss Program, Body Detox Cleanse, Gluten-free Re-Patterning, Deep Skin Beauty Program, Post-Surgery Scar Therapy, and Dietary Reset Method personal diet test. Barthelemy puts specific emphasis on the Paleo-diet.

Episode #146 | Judy Scher | Network Chiropractic

Judy Scher is a visionary, artist, chiropractor, transformational life coach, writer, NSA teacher, workshop leader and meditation teacher. She is the Director of the Scher Center for Well Being which she founded in 1992.She focuses on Reorganizational Healing, Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) and Somato-Respiratory Integration (SRI), among others.

Episode #145 | ALINE FOURIER | Artist, Cookbook Author

An adventure in cooking, eating, and personal empowerment, Everything I Eat Nourishes Me ©2010 presents a unique collection of recipes and stories from the eclectic kitchen. The book’s underlying premise that thoughts, feelings and personal memories associated with the dishes we create and eat are ingested with the food itself, expands the definition of “nourishment” from nutrition to sustenance. Everything I Eat Nourishes Me combines all of the above into an artistic whole that recalls the culinary customs of our ancestors worldwide, empowers readers to take charge of their nourishment, and offers a balanced approach to a future of good health. "It is my hope to engender in you a total and unconditional pleasure in food and eating." –Aline Fourier

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Episode #132 | Bruce Fertman / Alexander Alliance International

Bruce Fertman is the co-founder and director of the Alexander Alliance International, created in 1982. Fertman trained as a gymnast for ten years and was a professional modern dancer for 12 years. For 16 years he apprenticed with and assisted Marjorie L. Barstow, the first person formally certified by F.M. Alexander to teach his work. Fertman combines his training in psychology, theology, Alexander Technique and dance in his practice. 


Episode #130 | Ruby Gibson | Author | "Somatic Archaeology: Seven-Generation Healing"

Dr. Ruby Gibson is dedicated to the craft of science of historical trauma recovery among Native Peoples around Turtle Island. She developed two intergenerational trauma recovery models: Somatic Archaeology and Indigenous Brainspotting. Dr. Gibson is the Executive Director of Freedom Lodge Inc. a not-for-profit whose goal is to support the recovery of First Nations Peoples suffering from enthnocide, PTSD and residential school abuses.

My Body, My Earth: The Practice of Somatic Archaeology treats each body as an archaeological site that holds the details and wisdom of our extraordinary life stories. 

Episode #103 | Madi Sato | Santa Fe Women's Sacred World Music Choir

Madi Sato is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, teacher and sound healer. Sato performs original blends of World Music, R&B, and Jazz. She performs solo or with an ensemble from a vast repertoire of sacred and traditional music including ancient Baltic polyphonic chants, Afro-Brazilian invocations, ancient Tibetan chants among others. Sato also offers workshops in sound healing and directs the new Santa Fe Women’s Sacred World Music Choir.

Episode #98 | Celeste Yacaboni | Author | "How Do You Pray?"

Celeste Yacoboni is an ordained Minister of Walking Prayer. Her work focuses on guiding and supporting people through transitions by creating a space for awareness, presence and inspiration, which integrates body, mind, spirit and emotion. Yacoboni facilitates healing and wholeness through Massage Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Qigong, Women’s Breast Health, Plant Essences, the Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono, Spiritual Direction and the inquiry “How do you pray?” She is the author of the book How Do You Pray? Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists and Other Lovers of Humanity.

In order to answer the question “how do you pray?” Yacoboni reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists for responses.  

Episode #88 | Dana Ullman | Author | "The Homeopathic Revolution"

Dana Ullman is an author, publisher, journalist, practitioner, and proponent in the field of homeopathy. Ullman is the author of The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy, which hails the benefits of homeopathy as a medical treatment which has been practiced for centuries and is the preferred method of treatment of the Royal Family of England.

Episode #85 | Don Campbell | Musician | Author | "The Mozart Effect"

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Don Campbell was an author and entrepreneur. His book, The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit spawned a business designed to enhance children's creativity and performance. The Mozart Effect states that "music is not just entertainment, it is medicine." The book unifies medicine, Eastern wisdom, and the new science of sonic healing. The text offers accounts of doctors and others who use music to deal with everything from anxiety to cancer, chronic pain, and even mental illness.

Campbell died in June 2012 of pancreatic cancer.

Episode #79 | Linda Tellington-Jones | Animal Healing | The Tellington Method


The Tellington Method was created 4 decades ago as a system of animal training, healing and communication that allows people to relate to animals in a deeper and more compassionate way. The Tellington Method utilizes touch, movement and body language to affect behavior, performance, and health, and to increase an animal’s willingness and ability to learn in a painless and anxiety-free environment. The Tellington TTouch method for humans arose from the successes of The Tellington Method. Tellington has been teaching TTouch workshops over the last 30 years.

Episode #73 | Judy Wicks | Author | Speaker | Founder, "White Dog Cafe"

Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor who works to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally- based economy. Wicks is best known for Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Café, which she founded in 1983 on the first floor of her house. She grew what she began as a tiny muffin shop into a 200-seat restaurant featuring local food. White Dog became a leader in the local food movement and encouraged the creation of Fair Food, a program established to assist in spreading the farm-purchasing practices of the White Dog.