Mind Body Spirit Utah: July 23 – Aug. 11 Event

By Margaret Ruth

Happy Pioneer Day to all. After almost 20 years of living in Utah, I continue to forget—each and every single year—this auspicious holiday exists. But pushing boundaries and venturing into foreign landscapes of the heart, mind and body continue to be good for the soul in any epoch or locale and so it is worth celebrating. Wagons onward; there is much to explore in the next few weeks.

Sustainable Vision and Adult Beverages—a great Mind/Body/Spirit combination in my opinion. Tonight—Tues, 7/23 at 6-9p—venture forth into the land of the 21st & 21st Business District, where the monthly Green Drinks clan will meet and meander through stops that feature not only snacks and adult beverages, but also “local business and property owners focused on creating a uniquely local SLC atmosphere. The vision is focused on becoming a more walkable, bikeable, vibrant ‘local’ business district.” Sign in at Great Harvest Bread to start. Map, parking and details here.


Bask in 5-way Bliss. Don’t miss this Fri, 7/26: an OM Meditation with 5 Oneness meditators, presented by Awakening Oneness and Water Wellness Center. The public is welcome to experience the bliss state available from participating in this special meditation event. 7p at the Sri Krishna Temple, 965 E. 3370 S. Only $10.


Feel the Heat. The Noir at Night series, presented by the Utah Film Center and the Gallivan Center, is a chance to celebrate Film Noir under the sultry summer sky. Don’t miss the last showing of the summer, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” on Mon, 7/29. It starts at dusk. Bring low back chairs, blankets, pillows and food if you like. Details here.


More Heat—this time with words. I am personally inspired these days by a certain Film Noir buff of my acquaintance to think about the Persian mystic Rumi’s love poetry—another way to enjoy long sultry nights by tapping into your inner mystic and muse. Free and open to the public, the Rumi Poetry Club meets monthly at the Anderson-Foothill Library, 7-8:30p, on the first Tues of the month. The next meeting is Tues, 8/6.

Cool Down with Tea-Inspired Movement and Meditation. The Tea Grotto (famous because the handsome Laird Hensler works there) offers two tea-inspired events to the public every Sunday. For instance, Sun, Aug 4 attend A Tea Meditation lead by Destiny from 7:30p8:30p. There is also Tea and Qi: Morning Qigong taught by Celeste Metz, followed by tea service. $10 suggested donation for each. More details here.

Travel the World. Monday Concerts in the Park has been presenting free traditional and folk performances all summer and on Mon, 8/5, Mariachi Sol de Jalisco and Ballet Folklorico de las Americas present Latin American dances and songs for the whole family to enjoy. Bring a blanket, low chairs and picnics to the porch of the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts in Liberty Park, SLC. The concert starts at 7p. Go to the Utah Division of Arts and Museum site for more details and summer schedule.

Park City Yoga Weekend with John Friend. Sign up now for the John Friend and Des Springer Sridaiva and The Roots Yoga Workshop Aug. 9-11 presented by The Shop Yoga in Park City. This is a unique opportunity to study with John Friend. Prices range from $50-$250 depending upon how many weekend events you attend. See www.parkcityyoga.com or call 435- 649-9339 for details.


Have some great ideas or events of interest to the Utah Mind-Body-Spirit community? Send them to: mr (at) margaretruth.com and thank you.


This article was originally published on July 24, 2013.