Anat Baniel Method (ABM) for Parents of Special Needs Children

Introduction to the Anat Baniel Method (ABM)
for Parents of Special Needs Children and Interested Practitioners
taught by Jessi Hastings, RN, LMT and Certified ABM Practitioner

Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 am to Noon
3rd Street Center, Room 31
520 S. 3rd St., Carbondale

The Anat Baniel Method works off of the Principal of NeuroPlasticity which means regardless of your child’s limitation, your child’s brain is capable of going around the limitation and creating outcomes deemed impossible.

In this 2 hour Workshop you will:

  • Learn about the Anat Baniel Method and how it can be transforming for you and your child.
  • Learn the 9 Essentials that you can use to wake up the brain of your child.
  • Learn new ways to connect, interact and move your child.
  • Watch a 30 minute lesson of Jessi working with a child with Cerebral Palsy.
Cost is by Donation
To register, please call Jessi Hastings at 970 946-8968.

For more information go to and to watch videos of the work with children go to

Mary Whalen, Certified Energy Practitioner, founder of Energy Balance

Introducing Mary Whalen, Certified Energy Practitioner, founder of Energy Balance
Sessions available by appointment on Tuesdays
3rd Street Center, Suite 24D
520 S. Third Street, Carbondale

An Energy Balance Session with Mary can assist in

  • getting energies flowing.
  • shifting and strengthening your energy.
  • renewing balance and well-being.
  • lowering pain and stress levels.
  • Chakra and Aura clearing.
  • empowering you with an abundance of energy tools and tips.
  • expanding your understanding of your energy systems.

Mary’s sessions include the application of noninvasive healing protocols using focused intent. Blocked energy is moved through tapping, massaging and holding ancient acupuncture points on the skin and tracing specific pathways (meridians). Free flowing energy helps to maintain health and wellness. The Energy Balance modalities complement any medical care.

Questions? and to schedule a session contact Mary at 970-274-1766 or e-mail

Spring Into Wellness First Friday April 7th

Showcasing wellness practitioners and businesses that support the health and well-being of our community

When:   5:00 – 8:00 pm (and beyond)

Where: Three Featured Locations

  • Main Street and periphery – businesses up and down Main Street and just off Main.
  • 4th and Main Street – Carbondale Recreation Center staff providing Demonstrations and Activities; Children’s activities provided by Mid-Valley Church; Music Music Music with the youth from Glenwood Springs High School under the direction of Tami Suby.
  • Carbondale Rec Center at 567 Colorado Avenue –  Carbondale Recreation Center staff and Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing host wellness activities and tables for those practitioners and businesses not in the core or periphery.

Locate participating businesses and practitioners on Google Map at

Why: Collaboratively we are raising awareness of all the wellness opportunities that are available in Carbondale and beyond.

Who’s Involved: Yoga studios, Restaurants, Juice Bars, Coffee Shops, Bike Shops, Sports businesses, Gyms/Fitness Centers, Physician Offices, Health Coaches, Nutritionists and more!

Play Spring into Wellness BINGO
Celebrating Healthy Eating Active Living (H.E.A.L.)

Pick up a Bingo card at 4th and Main or at Carbondale Recreation Center and collect 6 stamps or initials from 6 participating businesses in downtown and 6 participating practitioners, businesses at Carbondale Recreation Center. Turn in your completed Bingo at 4th and Main or Carbondale Recreation Center by 8 pm to be included in drawing for donated prizes. You will be notified by e-mail or by phone if you won a prize and will be instructed to pick your prize at Carbondale Recreation Center after Sunday, April 9th.

Spring Into Wellness First Friday Downtown

4th and Main: Visit the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center Activities led by Recreation Department Director Eric Brendlinger and his talented staff offering Active Living demonstrations  by the following groups. All programs represented are ongoing at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center.

  • The SilverSneakers exercise program will be giving a demonstration and explanation of their program.
  • Sahn Tae Kwon Do forms and board breaking demonstration
  • The Roaring Fork Pickleball Association will be demonstrating their sport  and the public can give it a try.  We will set up a regulation sized court on the 4th street .
  • The public is also invited to participate in The Spin Challenge.  We will have to Spin Cycles set up and participants can race head to head or over a timed 2 minutes.  The fastest competitors of the night will win a fitness basket put together by the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center.

Also at 4th and Main: Mid Valley Church offering games for children in the grassy area (the ice-rink in winter)

At 4th and Main you can also pick up (and drop off your completed) Spring Into Wellness Bingo Card.

Participating Businesses on Main Street
Carbondale Beer Works at 647 Main Street
Crystal River Spas at 1197 Main Street
Bonfire at 433 Main Street
Dandelion Market at 559 Main Street
Lotus Education Institute at 242 Main Street hosting Feldenkrais Eye Movement Class with Jessi Hastings at 6:30 pm
Marble Distillers, Co. at 150 Main Street
Peppino’s Pizza at 524 Main Street
Phat Thai at 343 Main Street
Town at 348 Main Street

Participating Businesses Off Main Street
6:30 pm      True Nature at 100 N. Third Street – Gong Meditation with Molly Hunsaker
5 to 7 pm    Open House at Back to Balance, Dr. Hilary Back, 20 N 4th St.

Spring Into Wellness Participants at Carbondale Recreation Center 

Patio Area Outside

  • Aloha Mountain Cyclery – Aaron Taylor –  is offering Bicycle Love at Carbondale Recreation Center. Quick bicycle repair assessments, bicycle maintenance and purchasing advice, quick adjustments, lube for your chains and air for your tires. Pedal your way into spring! THANK YOU, Aaron.
  • Music Music Music with Maestro John Field

Front Entry
Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing
Community Gardens and CSA’s and Roaring Fork Food Alliance

  • Spradley Farms
  • Erin’s Acres
  • Carbondale Historic Food Forest

Practitioners & Businesses in the Gym

Adi Shakti Ashram – Paramroop Khalsa with “The Healthiest Cookie on the Planet” – vegan and organic.
Carbondale Acupuncture Center & Demeter’s Garden
Chris Klug Foundation
Custom Body Fitness – Sandro Torres
Flower Essences Work – Diana Yourell
Grace Water Solutions:  Kangan Water Systems – David Perez
Heart Healthy Meals – Ardis Hoffman
Hippocrates Table – Peter Goldstein
LifeVantage: Protandim –  Marti Barbour, Donna Love Fell, Dia Lynn
Mindfulness Meditation Centers – Avtar Perreault
Rainbow of Health – Lynn Ruoff
Simply Massage
Sandy Saso Holmes – Simply Delicious: Plant-Based Recipes for a Healthy Life
Spirit of Wholeness – Rev. Dr. Dia Lynn Iridology & InLight Therapy
Town of Carbondale Recreation Department
Truth Seed – Lore LePhae
Two Rivers Chiropractic – Dr. Eileen Macfarlane
World of Hands – Cynthia Clark

Activities in the GYM

5 pm                 John Norton – Tai Chi
5:45 pm            Marty Finklestein – Tai Chi/Qi Gong
6:15 pm            Charles Savaiano – Yin Yang Flow
7 pm                 Sandra Prado – Polynesian Dancing

Activity on the North Lawn
The Orchard is offering a children’s seed planting activity and providing information about the Good Seed Community Garden.

You can also pick up (and drop off your completed) Spring Into Wellness Bingo Card at Carbondale Rec Center Front Desk.

Co-Sponsors: (as of April 4th)

Back to Balance – Dr. Hilary Back, ND   
Carbondale Beer Works                                
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce          
Chris Klug Foundation                                
Clear Heart Healing Arts – Claire O’Leary
Custom Body Fitness – Sandro Torres     
Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing
Elevated Elixirs                                             
Heart Healthy Meals – Ardis Hoffman               hearthealthymeals
Hippocrates Table – Peter Goldstein        
Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Seafood                    on Facebook
Marble Distillers Co.                                    
Move to Improve – Jessi Hastings                       on Facebook
Peppino’s Pizza                                              
Phat Thai                                                        
Rainbow of Health – Lynn Ruoff               
Roaring Fork Beer Company                     
Simply Massage                                            
Spirit of Wholeness – Rev. Dr. Dia Lynn 
Town of Carbondale Parks & Recreation Department
Town Restaurant                                          
Two Rivers Chiropractic – Dr. Dr. Eileen​ Macfarlane​
World of Hands – Cynthia Clark                

and MORE…

Spring Into Wellness BINGO prizes donated by:  Carbondale Beer Works – gift certificate; Chris Klug Foundation – Swag Bag; City Market – gift certificate; Davi Nikent Center for Human Flourishing – Meaning and Medicine book;  El Pollo Rico – gift certificate; Granetta Panini – gift card; Hippocrates Table – gift certificate for P-BWF meals discount; Mary’s Main Street Spirits – bottle of wine; Marble Distillers Co. – 3-pak Special; Roaring Fork Beer Company – tokens; The Village Smithy – gift certificate; Sandy Saso Holmes – “Simply Delicious: Plant Based Recipes for a Healthy Life”; Simply Massage – Gift Card for 30 minute massage; Spirit of Wholeness – Healing Resource Book compiled by Rev Dr Dia Lynn and more being donated …

Questions? e-mail or call 970-618-5879.

If you would like to participate as a “vendor” at Spring Into Wellness and have not yet received an invitation you can download one HERE – First Friday Call to Action April 2017_w_logo-2. Review the information, fill out the form and e-mail to You can bring appropriate fee to the event