What’s new around town.
We Are Yoga moves
Saturday, February 7 is the final day at We Are Yoga’s old location (2065 E 2100 S). They will be open at their new digs, just a few blocks away, the next day. Check out the new space as early as Sunday, February 8. Set back from the road in a clean plaza surrounded by flowerbeds, owners Sarah and Diane say that yoginis who practiced at the old studio will welcome the peace and quiet of this new location. The entire space will include: two sunlit studios, a meditation room and a foyer gathering space. Class schedules and teachers will remain unchanged.
New address: 2645 Parleys Way, Suite 1. 801.485.5933. http://www.WeAreYogaSLC.com
First Sunday mindfulness group at MYC
Charlotte Bell and Marlena Lambert of Mindful Yoga Collective are collaborating to offer a monthly informal sitting group on the first Sunday of every month. The group is open to anyone who’d like to understand more about meditation practice.
In this informal group, participants will listen to dharma talks by leading teachers in the vipassana tradition, including Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg and others. This will be followed with sitting meditation and an informal discussion about the talk. This class is appropriate for novices and experienced mindfulness practitioners alike. Preregistration isn’t required but a brief email RSVP would be appreciated.
7-8:30 pm. Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 South 700 East. Tuition: by donation. RSVP (optional but appreciated): CharlotteBell@earthlink.net
Santosh Yoga Institute
Yoga For People is expanding their offerings. In addition to their goal of making yoga available to everyone, regardless of financial or geographic constraints, founder Santosh Maknikar has launched a new endeavor, the Santosh Yoga Institute, which offers yoga teacher training programs. “Teacher training is a life-changing experience and is for anyone who wants to teach yoga to others, or to simply learn more about themselves and the practice of yoga. As students go beyond the physical aspect of yoga, transformation organically takes place,” says Santosh. “Ultimately the biggest gift the training gives you is a deeper understanding of yourself and your practice.” The next training starts March 2, 2015 (limited scholarships are available).
Carl’s Jr. offers natural burger
Increasingly, Americans are demanding better, safer food and the right to make informed decisions about what they eat. While the government continues to work against the will of the people, fast food companies seem to be listening.
The fastfood restaurant chain Carl’s Jr. knows that while ‘GMO’ doesn’t sell these days, ‘all-natural’ does. Their new “All-Natural Burger,” made from hormone-, antibiotic- and steroid-free, grass-fed Australian beef (apparently the U.S. cattle industry couldn’t supply the demand), is being promoted in TV commercials. The chain has 34 locations in Utah of which 20 are in the Salt Lake City vicinity.
Geared toward the label-reading millennials,the prices are considerably higher to accomodate the higher cost of production ($7 for a double, $4.69 for a single—about a 60% increase). It remains to be seen if people who eat fast food care?
Inmates study science
Thousands of men and women serving time at Utah State Prison now have access to science education (biology, ecology, chemistry, math and physics) through a new monthly prison lecture series taught by professors and graduate students from the University of Utah. Funding for the program comes from the National Science Foundation, private donors and the Initiative to Bring Science Programs to the Incarcerated.
Some may question giving free education to law breakers while law-abiding students struggle to pay school fees and graduates fail to land jobs. However, studies repeatedly show that education in prisons reduces rates of recidivism, reduces rule infractions, creates a culture of respect and creates inmate role models.
Utah Thermography adds location
Clients can now schedule with thermographer Kelly Wobrock at her Draper office (located at 748 Pioneer Road, Draper, inside Karen’s Energy) or downtown in the Gateway office of Dr. David Altman (41 N. Rio Grand Ste. 103).
Thermography is a means of measuring the heat coming from a body. Breast thermography detects patterns of heat produced from increased circulation from abnormal metabolic activity, detecting physiological changes in breast tissue that may correlate with the presence of cancer or pre-cancerous states. Thermography is also used to study the thyroid glands.
Unlike x-rays, it does not use any form of ionizing radiation. Breast thermography costs around $225, and is not covered by most insurance companies. But it is recommended for those who prefer a radiation-free procedure to screen for breast cancer.