Comings and Goings, Regulars and Shorts

Comings & Goings: January 2007

By Pax Rasmussen

What's new around town.

Slow Food Revamps
Slow Food Utah has launched their new, revised website. Slow Food Utah is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Utahns about the importance of agricultural biodiversity, sustainable farming and local food producers.

c&g-zenUtah Justice now Zen Teacher
Last month Utah Justice Michael Zimmerman was officially confirmed as one of only 300 zen teachers in the United States by Genpo Roshi, abbot of the Kanzeon Zen Center in downtown Salt Lake. Zimmerman is the first former Supreme Court Justice and possibly the first lawyer to become a zen teacher.
1268 E South Temple, 328-8414,

Chez Artists
Tay Haines has launched Chez Artists, a coaching and supporting adventure to assist artists in developing their careers. Tay assists artists in clarifying goals, identifying audience(s), and refining “the big three”: documentation, credibility and communication. A workshop, Professional Skills For Artists, will be held Saturday, February 10 at the Art Barn in Salt Lake City.

Emerge Lifeworks Movesc&g-emergelifeworks
After three years in the Alpine-Highland area, Bobbie Baird has moved her private practice, Emerge Lifeworks. Bobbie married during the summer and made the move to Salt Lake. Bobbie specializes in emotional release, energy movement and lymphatic and breast drainage.
652-9572, 3098 S Highland Dr, Ste. 375,

c&g-granitegoesgreenGranite Goes Green
The Granite Education Center received official LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification last month. The “green building” certification was the first for Granite School District, and has become the 10th LEED certified project in Utah. The LEED rating system, developed by the United States Green Building Council, has become the national standard for environmentally responsible design and construction standards. It is the official design standard of the federal government, and is increasingly being adopted by other levels of government and organizations with policies of environmental consciousness. By making the decision to meet LEED specifications, the Granite Education Center reused (rather than disposing of) 31% of their construction materials, reused 67% of the existing furnishings (the building was originally a medical center), installed a lighting system that uses 25% less energy and received a $19,248 check for metal that was salvaged rather than sent to the dump. Many other systems were improved and made more efficient. The project was done by AJC Architects.
2500 S State, 466.8818,

Law of Attraction Club
Christiane Turner of Quantum NLP has started a club for people interested in the Law of Attraction and the movie “The Secret.” The club is free and open to all. There will be a monthly newsletter and other social gatherings and events. She is starting the club off with a potluck on Saturday, January 20 from 6-9 p.m. Location TBA. Also, Turner’s book, “Quantum NLP – Thought into Manifestation” is now available on iTunes.

Empowerment Int’l, Inc. Movesc&g-empowerment
Owner RaeLynn Rushton has moved her business, Empowerment Int’l to the Salt Lake City area. Rushton offers empowerment coaching to help people get back on track and assist them in attaining health and wellness, financial abundance, time freedom and balance. She says she specializes in turning traumatic experiences into positive life learning skills.
3098 S Highland Dr Ste. 375, 440-7827

c&g-sacredbalanceNew Sacred Balance
Annette Pieper has added PSYCH-K™ to her fitness coaching practice. “PSYCH-K is a user friendly way to rewrite the software of your mind in order to change the ‘printout’ of your life,” she says. Also for the New Year, she will be starting group classes using many change modalities to assist in fat burning and weight loss.
5250 S Commerce Dr. Ste 150, 230-9534.

New Classes at Streamlinec&g-streamline
This January, Streamline Pilates in Sugarhouse is adding a few new classes to their schedule: a beginning/intermediate mat class for early risers at 6 a.m. Mondays, an intermediate reformer-pole class at 11 a.m. Mondays, a warm-up core class Fridays at 8 a.m. and beginner through advanced classes on Saturdays. Also, Brianna Ward and Karen Salas are now offering massage therapy at Streamline.
1948 S 1100 E, 474-1156,

This article was originally published on December 31, 2006.