December 2017

December 2017

Are you looking for North Jersey events related to self-development, holistic health, meditation, yoga, financial success, or spiritual growth? Do you want to connect with like-minded people who are, like you, following their path and aspiring to live authentically? Look no further! You’ve come to the right place.

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See you around!

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Week of November 26-December 2

Pandora HealingSunday, November 26, 4:00 PM: Drum and Dance Circle with Mark Wood, at Pandora Healing, 274 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ – $15 + $5 drum rental

Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up. Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being. See for yourself why New Jersey Life Magazine named Mark Wood the #1 Drum Facilitator in Central NJ!

To register call 201-527-8668 or e-mail pandorahealingcenter@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 PM: Guided Meditation: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body with Lou, Kelly, and Mel at 4XMG Studios, 682 B Passaic Ave, Nutley, NJ – $10

This week we will be focusing on the connection between our minds and our physical health. We’ll explore how new ways of healing through our the power of the mind and work to strengthen our connection and body mind awareness. Come Join us!

Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time. The first 60 minutes will be the meditation and discussion. Feel free to stay around after for tea and to meet like-minded people.

[My review: This is by far my favorite meditation group! The studio where it’s held has very good vibes (and I’m not the only one who noticed it), the guided meditation is different every time, and I always end up having amazing conversations before and after the event. Get ready to connect, meditate, and leave empowered. Read my full review here.]

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 PM: How to Thrive in Transitional Times Workshop at Vista Natural Wellness Center, 191 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ – $5-$10 suggested donation (info on flyer below)

[My review: I’ve attended this event several times. It’s a good way to connect with like-minded people, exchange thoughts and ideas, and offer and receive help with whatever you are dealing with on your path.]

Friday, December 1, 7:00 PM: Group Mediumship with Rev. Dr. Christine Villani and Rev Susan Bischak at Vista Natural Wellness Center, 191 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ – $35

Jefferson Harman

Saturday, December 2, 11:00 AM: Dream Interpretation LIVE on the Radio with Jefferson Harman

Tune in to hear Dream Interpreter, Jefferson Harman on Life Unedited. Call in and listen LIVE online! Jefferson will be answering questions about dreams, phobias, the healing power of the mind and more with Host John Aberle. CALL-IN NUMBER: 610-701-WCHE (9243). Click here to listen LIVE online (Mac users go here or paste this mp3 link into your live stream in iTunes).

Saturday, December 2, 1:00 PM: Group Mediumship with Rev. Dr. Christine Villani and Rev Susan Bischak at KG Divine, 530 High Mountain Rd., North Haledon, NJ – $35

Call to reserve your spot because only 14 will be included to insure everyone gets a message. Rev. Susan BIschak and Rev. Dr. Christine Villani will be connecting you with those you have known who have passed over.  Call  973-304-1046.

Pandora HealingSaturday, December 2, 1:00 PM: Transport Yourself into the Angelic Realm with Melissa Miranda, at Pandora Healing, 274 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ – $77

You are invited on a journey to explore the angels and the angelic realm. Transport yourself into the angelic realm and connection with your angels. Discover your unique channel of communication with the angels and the angelic realm with Melissa Miranda.

Saturday, December 2, 4:00 PM: Drum Circle with Rev Susan Bischak at KG Divine, 530 High Mountain Rd., North Haledon, NJ – $21

Make sure to bring your instruments of choice with you. Let’s raise the vibration and uplift everyone in the room. Never tried one? Now is your chance, peeps! Call  973-304-1046.


Week of December 3-9

Journey DanceSunday, December 3, 1:00 PM: Journey Dance: Free Your Wild Heart with Jean Fedora O’Toole and Missy Farmer, at Mind Your Body, 4 Park Ave, 2nd Floor, Madison, NJ – $20-$30 (see below)

JourneyDance is a moving and dance meditation that allows participants to clear emotional energy through their own natural movement. It combines freestyle and structured movement to encourage a deep connection to self and to the tribe of dancers. It is facilitated, not taught. The facilitator works to maintain a positive, judgement-free zone where all participants feel comfortable. We strive to increase the vibration of abundance and nourishment for the world.

Investment: $30 (or $20 with donation of items for food pantry).

Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 PM: Guided Meditation: Finding Calm in Holiday Chaos with Lou, Kelly, and Mel at 4XMG Studios, 682 B Passaic Ave, Nutley, NJ – $10

With all that happens this month, it’s important to remain balanced and aware so that we can enjoy the holiday season rather than stress over it. Join us as we explore the reasons for stress and work to get back to a place of peace, calm, and centeredness.

Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time. The first 60 minutes will be the meditation and discussion. Feel free to stay around after for tea and to meet like-minded people.

[My review: This is by far my favorite meditation group! The studio where it’s held has very good vibes (and I’m not the only one who noticed it), the guided meditation is different every time, and I always end up having amazing conversations before and after the event. Get ready to connect, meditate, and leave empowered. Read my full review here.]

Thursday, December 7, 7:00 PM: Herbs and Supplements For Common Health Issues with Rev Susan Bischak at Vista Natural Wellness Center, 191 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ – $15


Week of December 10-16

Purple OmSunday, December 10, 2:00 PM: Stay Fit & Healthy through the Holidays with Michele Vakili, at Purple Om Yoga, 3118 State Route 10, Denville NJ – $10

It’s the party season! You can have a great time without depriving yourself or gain weight. These tips will give you some great ideas for what to avoid and what fabulous healthy, delicious choices you can make in order for you to look good and feel great as you manage the holiday season … and move into the New Year!

Tree of Health LogoWednesday, December 13, 6:30 PM: 12 Sprays of Christmas Make & Take with Essential Oils Expert Sharon Kulawiak at The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd Unit 107, Newton, NJ – $8

Join us for some FUN! Pick from 12 different spray recipes to bring the holidays to your home. Make & take sprays to have your home smelling delightful AND they’re actually good for you too! Fee: Make as many as you would like for $8 each.

Jefferson HarmanThursday, December 14, 7:30 PM: Dream Interpretation Workshop with Jefferson Harman at Grateful Heart Counseling, 933 Rte 23 South, Ste 10, Pompton Plains, NJ – $25

Do you have a dream you would like interpreted? Can’t recall your dreams and want to learn how? Would you like to connect with someone who has passed on through your dreams? What’s the best way to keep a dream journal? Are you experiencing phobias or dealing with issues in your waking life that you can’t seem to work out? Are you interested in Lucid Dreaming? Find the answers to all these questions and more with Jefferson Harman in this unique, interactive workshop. If you do not have to a dream to interpret, all thoughts and questions about your dreams are welcome. Text reservation: 973-317-4185 GratefulHeartGlass@hotmail.com

[My review: I’ve attended a few of Jefferson’s workshops and I was impressed by his knowledge and insights about dream interpretation and life in general. I’ve also started remembering my dreams more since his last workshop. Read my full review here]

Pandora HealingFriday, December 15, 7:00 PM: Sound Healing Ceremony with Julia Abramova, at Pandora Healing, 274 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ – $30-$35

Restore the normal vibratory frequencies of dis-eased and out-of-harmony parts of the body through the sonic waves of Himalayan Singing Bowls. Benefits include deep relaxation, stress reduction, muscle and joint pain relief, lower blood pressure, improved concentration, anti-depression, increased creativity, and heightened intuition as well as other positive healing effects.

During the group sound healing, the participant will be laying in a supported supine position. Several protocols will be played to facilitate deep healing and relaxation. The bowls will also be played near or on the body. Please wear comfortable and loose clothing without exposed buttons and/or zippers.

[My review: I’ve attended this event a few times, at it was nothing like I’ve ever experienced before! Come with an open mind and immerse yourself in a multi-sensory healing journey. You will come out of it refreshed and smelling of sage.]

Saturday, December 16, 6:00 PM-11:00 PM: Natural Awakenings Holiday Open House and Pot Luck with Jerry Hocek at Vista Natural Wellness Center, 191 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ – Free + Pot Luck Dish

More details coming soon!

Tree of Health LogoSaturday, December 16, 6:00 PM: Spiritual Saturday – Film, Food & Friends at The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd Unit 107, Newton, NJ – $5 + Pot Luck dish

Come watch a powerful and inspirational movie with your like-minded friends! Everyone is welcome as we enjoy an uplifting movie and share enlightening conversation. We are offering a safe environment to share our thoughts and ask questions around spiritually and our connection to the world. This month’s movie is “The Bishop’s Wife”.

Tree of Health LogoSaturday, December 16, 7:00 PM: Gong Immersion with David Karlberg at Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd, Lafayette, NJ – $15-$20

A gong immersion is a unique and powerful sonic experience. The participant allows the sound and vibration of the gongs to wash over them, creating deep feelings of relaxation and timelessness. Please wear loose clothing and bring a cushion(s) or yoga mat for sitting or laying down. Bring a blanket if you are are prone to be cold. Please bring water for hydration.


Week of December 17-23

Jefferson HarmanMonday, December 18, 7:00 PM: Connect with Our Loved Ones with Jefferson Harman at The Aquarian Sun, 212 A Main Street, Lincoln Park, NJ – $25

The Holiday season is the time families and friends come together to share special memories and celebrate the joy of living. This is a beautiful time of the year but for so many it is a very sad time. Many of these memories are of loved ones who are no longer here. We feel a deep sense of loss thinking that we can no longer communicate, when in fact we all are capable of communicating with them…within our dream state! If we open our mind and hearts anything is possible!!

Would you like to explore this possibility? Join Jefferson Harman, Symbolic Intuitive and Dream Interpreter. Not only will he will help us recognize and understand the messages in our dreams from our own unique perspective but how we can use this information to communicate with our loved ones who have passed.

Pre-register by phone 973-686-9100 or email Suzanne@aquariansun.net

[My review: I’ve attended a few of Jefferson’s workshops and I was impressed by his knowledge and insights about dream interpretation and life in general. I’ve also started remembering my dreams more since his last workshop. Read my full review here]

Journey DanceThursday, December 21, 7:00 PM: Journey Dance with Jean O’Toole at American Legion Hall, 20 Yates Ave, Newton, NJ – $20-$30 (see below)

JourneyDance is a moving and dance meditation that allows participants to clear emotional energy through their own natural movement. It combines freestyle and structured movement to encourage a deep connection to self and to the tribe of dancers. It is facilitated, not taught. The facilitator works to maintain a positive, judgement-free zone where all participants feel comfortable. Park at the hill, as space is on the upper level.

$30 for session or only $20 w/donation of items for food pantry. We strive to increase the vibration of abundance and nourishment for the world. [Insider’s tip: get up to 42% discount by buying JourneyDance sessions on Groupon!]


Week of December 24-30


Future Events – Register Now!

February 3-10, 2018: Yoga, Wellness and Adventure Retreat in Goa, India, with Jalpa Dhaduk and Kelly Ann Margerum

[Update: a few spots are still available (as of 10/29/17)]

Registration fee includes:

  • 7 nights beach front cottage accommodations
  • Locally sourced, organic and vegetarian meals (all meals at the resort included)
  • Beach meditations
  • Yoga classes
  • All excursions exploring the depths of Goa (visit this website for list of excursions and breathtaking pictures)
  • Nutrition and Wellness workshops
  • All transportation (including airport pickup and drop off, flight to India not included)

Two options:

  • Single sea facing cottage. Private full bathroom – $1897
  • Double sea facing cottage with private bathroom. Two single beds – $1597

This retreat is designed as an intimate experience, therefore space is limited and spots will fill up quickly. Use this contact form to reserve now or request more information.


Natural AwakeningsLooking for more events? Check out Natural Awakenings magazine –  Northern NJ (Bergen/Passaic counties) News Briefs and North Central NJ News Briefs.


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