Comings and Goings, Regulars and Shorts

Comings & Goings: April 2013

By catalyst

What’s new around town.
—by Jayne Ann Boud

Kaleidoscope Center for Awareness opens in Holladay

Kaleidoscope Center for Awareness recently opened in Holladay as a community space dedicated to supporting spiritual practice and healing modalities. The center is the Salt Lake City base for nationally recognized channeler and teacher I’Maya, who visits every eight weeks, and also hosts Christopher Cavin’s Utah Meditation and Psychotherapy, which provides Buddhist-derived therapy for anxiety, depression and addiction problems. Other practitioners who make use of the space are energy healers Michele Bawden and Robert Malone, who provide intuitive counseling and life coaching; prosperity practitioner Andrea Rasband; shamanic Reiki Master and teacher Curtis Forbush; acupuncturist Sagrario Cordero; and heart-based shamanic healer David Milner.

Classes, group work, and individual practice are available at the center, and spaces are available for rent.

An alternative healing and psychic fair is scheduled for April 27, 11am-5pm.

2290 East 4500 South, Ste. 120; Holladay.


Acupuncturist Melanie Buckley joins Zanté in PC

Acupuncturist Melanie Buckley has joined the staff of Zanté, adding acupuncture treatments to the therapies and services available at the Park City day spa.

Buckley, 37, is a recent arrival to Utah, having run a successful acupuncture practice in Austin, Texas for over 10 years. She has advanced certifications in sports medicine acupuncture and facial rejuvenation.  

Buckley says she has had great success in easing pain and treating emotional health, insomnia, and acute illness. She is also a holistic health coach and personal trainer.

Treatments are $85.

Zanté Spa is located at the base of Deer Valley Resort at 1375 Deer Valley Dr.


Curry in a Hurry opens new location in Sugar House

Curry in a Hurry has opened a second location. Known and loved for its Indian and Pakistani dishes, their menu includes Halal and vegan offerings, and all of their curries are gluten free.

“I have always enjoyed cooking,” the eatery’s matriarch and chef Mona Nisar says. “In 1998, I made some curries for the 9th and 9th Street Festival from my home kitchen. Everyone loved my food and kept asking where my restaurant was located. That experience gave me the energy and confidence to open my own restaurant!”

Nisar enjoys feeding hungry people, and she made her restaurant based on quick service because she personally doesn’t like waiting around for food. “I like the idea of good, healthy food served fast. Another reason I started my own small business was so that all my family could work together, because this creates a strong family bond.” Nisar says cooking is a unique passion that takes her stress away, and that she loves to share the benefits of her all-natural curries with everyone.

Curry in a Hurry, 2020 South State Street,

801-467-4137. Curry in a Hurry Sugar House,

2223 South Highland Drive, Suite E-5,



Local First calls Central 9th home

It’s official. Local First Utah is now a proud resident of the Central 9th neighborhood in Salt Lake City. Central 9th is an up-and-coming, transit-oriented neighborhood connected to nearly all of the Wasatch Front through TRAX and Frontrunner, plus the Nine Line bike and bus route offers quick access to the Jordan River Parkway and Liberty Park.

Local First is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and protects independently owned Utah businesses. “Four times the amount of dollars stay in our community when you spend at a local business,” says Executive Director Nan Seymour. Local First strives to educate, empower and engage the public to build a stronger Utah.

900 South at 200 West;


Jami Larson’s We Are Yoga

Jami Larson, who took over the Shiva Centre (previously the home of Flow Yoga) last July has changed the name of the studio to We Are Yoga.

“Salt Lake is a unique culture,” said Larson. “It’s full of people with elevated ideas leading busy lives who yearn for peace and a quieting of the mind. So many of us think we’ll relax or find time to get centered later, but the gifts of yoga are available and accessible to everyone, now.”

In addition to yoga classes, We Are Yoga continues its predecessor’s emphasis on Ayurveda, with lectures, workshops and cooking classes as well as offering the largest Ayurvedic herbal and oil supply in SLC.

2065 East 2100 South;


Karen’s Energy Wellness Center opened in March

Karen’s Energy Wellness Center in Draper is the second location of this Wisconsin wellness franchise. Dedicated to helping people gain the knowledge to restore their own health and live symptom-free lives, Karen’s Energy hosts a team of detoxification specialists, holistic practitioners, emotion code technicians, and raw food chefs, plus a thermo imaging specialist and master herbalist. The center also offers health classes, breast & full body thermography, thermotherapy, CEDSA health screenings, foot baths, natural cancer safety, infrared sauna, vitamin D tanning bed, raw food retreats, an organic health food store featuring organic superfoods, foods-to-go and detox programs.

Everything at their center is gluten-free, dairy-free, GMO-free, organic, or wild crafted. Stop in for a tour or visit their website for more information.

385-414-2769. 748 E Pioneer Road, Draper, UT 84020; Monday-Saturday. 


Mindful teaching with Charlotte Bell and Marlena Lambert

Thanks to a partnership between University of Utah Department of Health Sciences and Westminster College, a yoga teacher training course will begin this summer, taught by longtime CATALYST columnist and 30-year yoga veteran Charlotte Bell. The course is designed for teachers and longtime students of yoga. Bodyworker and yoga teacher Marlena Lambert will co-teach.

The training will take place in four weeklong modules over the next year, beginning June 9. Students wanting to accumulate the 300 hours needed to bump up their Yoga Alliance registration will participate in the entire training. Others may attend individual modules on a space-available basis. 

For more information on the registration process, visit the U of U Department of Health Sciences’ website: Find Charlotte Bell at


Spedelli’s launches new Zeto gluten-free pizza

Great tasting, gluten-free pizza dough is now available at Spedelli’s. Developed by natural foods technology innovator Zeto Life Sciences, the chia-based pizza crust provides a healthy option for individuals with gluten sensitivity. Unlike other pizzas, it is high in omegas, protein, antioxidants and fiber, as a healthy choice for anyone. Check it out!

2352 S. Foothill Dr.; 801-410-4842


Saffron Valley now also in the Avenues

Salt Lake City’s eclectic palate has expanded once again, with the opening of Saffron Valley East India Café in the Avenues. This sister to Saffron Valley Indian Street Foods in South Jordan evokes the original East India Trading Company, accommodating 160 people, and featuring an 80-seat mahogany-accented private dining room with old-India decor. A range of Indian street foods are on offer, including biryanis, kebabs, tandoor-cooked food and other specialties. Patrons can slake their thirst at a wine and chai bar. Cooking classes are also available just as they are at the South Jordan location.

Lunch hours every day 11am-3pm, dinner Monday-Saturday, 5-10pm and Sunday, 5-9pm. High Tea available Monday-Friday, 2-4pm (reservations required, minimum groups of 6 people).

26 E St., tel: 800 -281-7211.


Traces Organic Garden has big supply of seedlings

A healthy supply of cool-weather plants are ready for sale at Traces Organic Garden. On a recent visit we found these seedlings in stock: Brussels sprouts, broccoli, spinach, Swiss chard, bok choy, onion starts, cilantro, parsley, mint, thyme, artichokes, cauliflower, peas (shelling and snap) and several varieties of kale. Perennial food gardeners should check out their selection of currrants, rhubarb, asparagus and berries (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries).

This year in the CATALYST garden we’re trying fava beans. Besides being edible, they fix nitrogen in the soil… and they look cool. You can buy the seeds at Traces, along with edamame beans and dozens of other heirloom seeds.

Salt Lake City’s heirloom tomato purveyor of choice, Traces is taking orders for their 100-plus varieties already. It’s an all-around great place for the plant lover and organic gardener in your life to hang out. Gardening classes are held according to the season; check website for schedule.

1432 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City 84105.



Red Butte Concert Series tickets go on sale April 22

The exemplary annual concert series at Red Butte is back, featuring Vampire Weekend with special guest HAIM (May 21), Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (May 30), Jackson Browne with special guest Sara Watkins (June 19), She & Him with special guests Tilly And The Wall (June 25) and David Byrne & St. Vincent (July 15). Full and partial season ticket packages go on sale April 22, and individual tickets for Garden members only are available April 29. General public ticket sales commence May 6.


Avenues’ Cucina Deli gets a remodel

Great food and great coffee in the Avenues just got a facelift and extended hours. After updating the building, owner Dean Pierose also added an evening menu featuring Mediterranean tapas, salads and entrees and an extensive wine list.

Cucina Deli, 1026 E. 2nd Ave., Salt Lake City;

801-322-3055. Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and

Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Doctoral student researcher investigates recovery from drugs or alcohol

Vicky Westmoreland, doctoral candidate at Argosy University in Draper, is seeking respondents for her substance abuse recovery survey. This survey will help shed light on cultural and societal patterns of influence in substance abuse. All responses are completely anonymous and pooled into aggregate data for statistical analysis.


This article was originally published on March 29, 2013.