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Experience the Tranquility of Sound Bowls at Metta Yosemite

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OAKHURST — If you’ve never experienced the “vibes” in person, you have to check it out. Crystal sound bowls (sometimes called singing bowls) awaken the energy centers in your body to create calm, peace, and is known to help alleviate pain and depression. Try this weekly experience that guides you through a sound-filled meditation with beautiful vibrations! Only $15 per ...

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5 Steps to Detoxify Your Body Naturally

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HEALTH & FITNESS — As you prepare your mind and body for the warmer months, you may be interested in detoxification as a way of cleansing and eliminating toxins. A typical detoxification period may include fasting and a strict diet combined with light, appropriate exercise. According to Ayurvedic practices, an ancient Indian science focused on whole-body healing and health optimization, ...

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The Week’s Events: Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

OAKHURST–Where has the time gone? A twelfth of the year is just about over. It’s almost Christmas again. All kidding aside, time flies, but there’s plenty to keep everyone energized and involved. With the beautiful weather we’ve been enjoying, there’s no reason not to get out and about. Go take a photography class in Yosemite, explore the many opportunities for ...

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The Week’s Events – Jan. 17 – Jan. 23

OAKHURST–It’s going to be an awesome week. Temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s, mostly clear skies, a free-admission day to Yosemite National Park as well as a whole host of activities to feed mind, body and spirit. Enjoy the week. Be sure to check on events listed to make sure they will take place. A number of events are being ...

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Metta Yosemite: A Respite for Mind, Body & Spirit

OAKHURST — Jennifer Moss calls herself a serial entrepreneur. She’s had multiple businesses over the years, many very successful and a few that didn’t work out. She considers the not-so-successful learning lessons that have led not to discouragement but to bigger opportunities such as the one she has just created. Jennifer strives to make Metta Yosemite a central place for ...

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This is Us: Brenda Bernal Negley

Many people know me as the “tree-keeper” of Nelder Grove. I have a long family history with that particular grove and it’s really become a part of me. My grandfather worked at what’s now Westfall Ranger Station up by Sugar Pine when my grandparents met. My grandmother worked at the hotel around the corner. They dated for two weeks, got ...

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Lisa Wobler: Working On A Dream

OAKHURST — I was hesitant to leave the ocean after 32 years to move to the mountains, but two-and-a-half years later, I could not be more happy with my decision. I have found my home. We moved to Oakhurst in November of 2015 from Del Mar, California. As Bruce Springsteen says, “I am working on a dream.” Great song, too. I’ve ...

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Walk The Meditative New Labyrinth At Local Church

OAKHURST — All are invited to the New Community United Methodist Church’s dedication ceremony of the labyrinth for community use. The event, led by Pastor Gayle Basten, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 24, beginning at 11:15 a.m. at the church. Following the ceremony is a workshop for those who are interested in more information on the history, meaning and ...

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What To Do Before You Do A Cleanse

Every now and then I get challenged on a belief I hold and, sometimes, I even have to change my mind. I have never been a fan of diet cleanses or detoxes because, as long as you’re eating healthy food, I believe the body does an excellent job of cleaning itself out and repairing tissue without the aid of juicing ...

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Mindfulness And Meditation For Well-Being

Have you ever stared out your window, lost in the beauty of the moment? Maybe you watched the squirrels playing chase around the giant oak tree or just sat and listened to the rain? If you have, then, congratulations! You know how to meditate. On the other hand, if you’ve never quietly enjoyed the setting sun, bees buzzing in the ...

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