Calling all Visionaries!

Are you a Visionary?  A visionary is a person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like.

If you are a Visionary… 

Join us on

Saturday, Aug 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Bring your Passion, Rage, Fear, Love, Stress, Skills, and Ideas to have a meeting of the Mind and Heart to bring into Power what is our God given Birthright  

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You’ve heard the  saying, ‘Walk your Talk!”   Lately more and more conversations happening at the Anahata Healing Arts Center in Savannah’s Starland District has everything to do with “stop talking and take ACTION!  The realization among those who regularly attend and support what is happening here at Anahata realize that Action inspired by the HEART allows all of us to thrive while serving others for the Highest Good of all!

Is it POSSIBLE?!   BELIEVE it is !

This we know to be true: We DO NOT have to be victims and/or slaves.

And yet, we are bombarded with images, words and actions that try to tell us something different.   THIS IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT to find allies in your local groups and businesses who are interested in uplifting humanity as a whole while collaborating within creative niche economies like the ones expanding rapidly here in the Starland District.

We the People are here to have a Conversation about Raising the Vibration in our Community to Shift our Consciousness to a level that Values the Gift of Life.

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Anahata Healing Arts is currently evolving  through a business model that runs throughout a community driven, creative economical focus. Anahata is a for profit, social entrepreneurial enterprise.  And like any courageous endeavor, all steps we take are bringing us closer to our dreams, even if some steps feel like we have treaded off our path.  Each one has guided us to see what our success have truly been.

The number one success we’ve already achieved is our commitment to continue moving forward in the here and now and — getting  stronger than ever!

The Time has never been more ripe for truly taking  action to create Heart-Centered, creative  communities and economies that support all people, businesses, organizations and the planet.  

To do this – we need to find others who see themselves as VISIONARIES!

Day-336-Be-Unconventional-Even-Visionary-840x630When: Saturday, August 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm  

Where: Anahata Healing Art, 2424 Drayton St.  #B

What: Join Lynn, Joanne, Matt and Chase for a evening of conscious conversation about creative collaboration!!  

Why: Together We Serve Humanity and Create an Environment to Thrive in.  

Let’s Create the Change we want to Live.

It’s Your Role and You are Valuable!

Take Responsibility for the Value of Humanity.

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“Between Evidence and Intent” – June/July Art Exhibition

Woody Cornwell

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Anahata Healing Arts presented renowned artist Woody Cornwell’s “Between Evidence and Intent”, a series of abstract pieces.

Opening Reception

Friday – June 6, 6pm-9pm

Closing Reception:
Friday – June 25, 6pm – 9pm

Woody Cornwell is an Artist, Arts Educator, Art Consultant and Instigator in the creation of Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery in Atlanta GA. Born 1976 in South Carolina he grew up in Georgia garnering degrees from Georgia State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. Since emerging as an accomplished abstract painter in 2000 he has exhibited in Atlanta, Paris, New York, Miami, Austin, Houston and Los Angeles including a solo museum show at The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.

Woody has participated as a board member for Art Papers magazine, Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Committee and Public Domain and continues as a board member with Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, recently awarded a Robert Rauschenberg SEED Grant.

To view works by Woody Cornwell please check out his photos on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/woody.cornwell.9

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Gardening Tips from Anahata Healing Farms

As we continue to reap the rewards of the work we did in the spring – we continue to teach ourselves how to nurture our pure garden.      Anahata Healing Farm uses no pesticides or gmo seeds.   We have found many other natural and organic ways to keep our garden healthy.  

If you are interested in being a part of the farm,  we are always open for new hands in the garden.  Please contact Lynn at yogamelynn@gmail.com.  Put Anahata Healing Farm in the Subject.   

Essential Oils are simple, organic options to use in the garden.

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Use as little as possible. Several applications, a few days apart, may be necessary:

  • Spearmint: ants, aphids, caterpillars, black flea beetle, gnats, lice, moths, and plant lice.

  • Peppermint: ants, aphids, bean beetle, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, black flee beetle, flies, lice, moths, and plant lice.

  • Lemongrass: black flea beetle, fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks.

  • Tansy: black fly, carrot fly, fleas, flies, greenfly, mosquitoes, and white fly.

  • Hyssop: aphids, cabbage root fly, moths, and slugs.

  • Thyme: bean beetle, cabbage root fly, cutworm, and ticks.

  • Sage: cabbage root fly, cutworm, nematodes, ticks, and white fly.

  • Rosemary: cabbage root fly and carrot fly.

  • Patchouly: gnats, snails, weevils, and woolly aphids.

  • Pine: slugs, snails, and wooly aphids.

  • Sandalwood: weevils and wooly aphids.

  • Purification: will not only help keep the bugs away, but when applied to a bite or sting, will neutralize the venom. Apply a drop of Purification to wasp, bee, and yellow jacket stings and mosquito bites too..

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For information about Young Living Essential Oils,
Visit:  JoanneMorton.vibrantscents.com

Group and Private Aromatherapy Classes available.

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R.E.D.

Lauren Schwind – May Artist!

First Friday Art March : May 2 

CLOSING RECEPTION & Video Screening :  

Wednesday, May 28 6pm – 9pm 

RED001R.E.D. is a collection that deals with the theme of existence and its impermanent flow from one state to the next. It is a collection that combines portraiture with abstract forms inspired by human tissue and cells when looked at closely under a microscope. The series focuses on presenting the human trait we connect with the most in a way that feels angelic, as well as momentary, by pairing it and constructing it around forms that flow in and out of a pale vastness which are both connected and isolated in a sea of constant change and ego driven delusions. We are a moment, and yet infinite, restrained only by confines that are illusions as ancient as our existence. And though it is this idea of personal being, we are unified in it and its struggle. On a fundamental level, we are all suffering as one, simply extensions or fractals of the same entity. We are reflections of the divine all the way down to the most miniscule bits and pieces of our form. I find that immensely fulfilling and comforting when faced with my own personal loneliness.

These same themes will also be present in the performance art piece entitled Esoteric Surgery.

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Performance Art
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This piece is a collaborative effort with local artists of varying backgrounds: Melissa Hagerty as main co-creator, music composed by Matt Duplessie, Simon Ross with Planetary Projections along with other artists and actors that will help make this vision a reality. Melissa Hagerty approached Lauren with the idea of the piece to begin with and from there it has blossomed, combing concepts from both artists to birth an experience that promises to be unlike any endeavor any of these artist’s have ever embarked on. It is an experience with the intention of taking on a religious feel while acting as an emotionally engaging play of sorts that will consist of 4 short acts, resulting in the last two pieces of the show R.E.D.

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HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!

A big thank you to one of our teachers at Anahata Healing Arts : GRACE DAWN for organizing a community clean up!   Here’s her blog post at RELAX SAVANNAH

I personally love this day! I love to celebrate all that Mother Earth does for us! I just want to make a post specially for MOTHER EARTH!
Thank you for your glowing, warm sun and your cool, nourishing rain! 
Thank you for giving us your plants for medicine and food!

Thank you for your stunning landscapes that cover this beautiful Earth! 

What do you thank Mother Earth for??

I try to give back by picking up the litter that clouds our vision of our beautiful land.
Here are some pictures of the Community Love Litter Pick Up we did 3 weeks ago at Anahata Healing Arts.  I find the zen in making an area pretty again. Can’t wait for the next one!!!

One of our volunteers – thank you John!

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Grace with the trash!!

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Litter pick ups always leave me with a great, helpful feeling.For me, it is the most simplistic way to make a huge difference. Thank You to everyone who attended and for those to attend in the future. HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!

For more information on the next Community Love Litter Pick Up, Relax Savannah!

 Peace and Blessing, and Green Energy!

Grace Dawn

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The Secret Teachings of All Ages RETURNS to Anahata

The Secret Teachings of All Ages

FIRST SERIES—WEEK 1

 The Secrets of the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life

 

Kabbalah is one of the deepest and most interesting studies of any Western wisdom tradition.treeoflife1

The Kabbalah’s Tree of Life presents us with a way of understanding the true nature of Reality, ourselves, and the universe we live in.

Please join us as we explore the practical and universal meanings of this marvelous symbol.

 

Wednesday May 7, 2014 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM

 

FIRST SERIES—WEEK 2

 

 

The Secrets of the Tree of Life in Us:

Chakras and Energy Anatomy

“The Tree of Life is a map of the Universe and a map of us…”

Here we will begin to explore the Tree of Life in us through the understanding of “chakras” and of our subtle or “energy” anatomy.

We will learn how:

  • This knowledge has been taught in all cultures; and
  • To see, experience and develop these energies in ourselves, for ourselves.

Wednesday May 21, 2014 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 www.meetup.com/Savannah-Gnosis-Study-Group 

 

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AngelFire Duo to perform Saturday, May 10

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We are excited to be hosting an intimate evening of music and dance on Saturday May 10 starting at 7pm with AngelFire Duo!

Violinist Sholpan Beibitbayeva and pianist Renee Miles performed during Denise Elliot-Vernon’s artist reception on February 7 for the First Friday Art March.   So inspired by the way their music sounded in the Sanctuary, they asked if they could put on a show.   Of course you can !   This should be a really fun evening!

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AngelFire duo are violinist Sholpan Beibitbayeva (pictured with her violin) and pianist Renee Miles.  The Saturday event they will perform an eclectic mix of melodies and standards, ranging from swing to latin to foxtrot to Irish gigs.

They have invited their Dancer friends to be Featured dancers so to encourage dancing on the open dance floor throughout the evening.  Be prepared for an evening of enjoyment and entertainment for all!

$8 for singles and $12 per couple. 
Refreshments will be provided.

Who are violinist Sholpan Beibitbayeva and pianist Renee Miles??  Here goes…  [cue background music]

Renee Miles was first inspired to play piano by picking out songs from TV’s “Captain Kangaroo” at age 6 (lessons followed shortly). As a teenager, playing for Tom Coleman III’s Young People’s Theater, later for Stageside Deserts and Savannah Community Theater, she was afforded wonderful musical opportunities as well as hilarious memories – ask about the cockroach showcased in “West Side Story.” Some of her favorite shows include “Guys and Dolls”, “I Do! I Do!” and “Visionary Man.”

During these times, Renee had the good fortune to work with [later] Tony-nominated Isabelle Keating, Blue Man Group co-founder and actor Phillip Stanton, Savannah’s extraordinary Gary Swindell, and Savannah Children’s Theater co-founder Danny Filson, also Vice President, Savannah College of Art & Design.

This paved the way for becoming involved with area churches and playing with incredible local musicians and singers, including two that the premier Blues Review Quarterly Magazine [Anniversary Edition] very favorably reviewed, harmonica player Bobby Hanson and his partner Michael Amburgey on steel guitar, as well as Skip Hinely, Lonnie Mercier, Rob Vandemay, Don Briola, Chip Skinner, Rick Gray, Ricky Stokes, Andrew Durant, Ronn Alford, and Zachary Miles.

Renee studied music at Armstrong State College before switching over and completing a degree in Education, teaching middle school in Chatham County. She has played venues in both Savannah and Hilton Head. She loves the warmth and musical environment of the low country.

Sholpan Beibitbayeva is originally from Kazakhstan, she first studied the violin at age 7 in the Kazakh Republic Special Music School.  Beginning at age 8 she began playing with the violinist’s ensemble and performed on big stages including the Grand Kremlin Palace Concert Hall in Moscow Russia.

She continued her studies at the Conservatory of Music in Kazakhstan and received her Bachelor of Music in Performance and Teaching.  During her University years she began to work in the Opera and Ballet Theatre.  She then started to play in Radio and TV Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Kazakhstan.

Later, Sholpan and her violinist twin sister performed as a duo for two violins.  They also performed as a duo for violin and guitar where Sholpan had success as a guitar player.  As a duo, Sholpan and her twin sister performed in many events including Presidential performances and summit conferences around Russia and Kazakhstan.

Sholpan is currently advancing her music repertoire by studying jazz with Savannah Georgia’s famous jazz player and teacher, “Teddy Adams”.

Sholpan is currently performing with her new Duo called “AngelFire” in Savannah Georgia and surrounding areas.

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“Put on a Happy Face” — Guest Post by Neal Saye

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Sometimes you just gotta do it.

“What?” you ask.

Put on a Happy Face.

Yes?  No?

Don’t get me wrong.  Other times you need to wail and mourn.  (I’m REALLY good at wailing.  Ask anyone who knows me well.  Or not so well.  Okay, okay, ask anyone who was in the theatre with me when I first saw Marley and Me.)

Seriously, I do believe there is a POWER in smiling and putting on a happy face.

Apparently, so does Penny Marshall.  (PLEASE tell me that at least four or five of you know who I’m talking about.)  Here she is on The Captain and Tennille Show back in the late sixties when I was in graduate, I mean grade school.

Listen to her lesson:

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May your face and body and heart and soul be happy this Tuesday night.

If you can, try to put happiness on.

Lotsa Happy Faces: Here

Check out other posts about happiness by Neal on his blog: NealEnJoy.com.

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Want to Let It Go? Now is Your Chance!

GUEST BLOGGER!!!

Kyle Shiver – The Spirit Center

kyle_ssi_002-3-258x300On Monday January 27th at 7:30 p.m. I will be atAnahata Healing Arts in Savannah to give a talk and lead a guided mediation on forgiveness. People are going to cry, people’s eyes are going to open and see things in a new light. Perceptions are going to change and people are going to let go of things that they have held on to for years. It is going to be hard and heavy, and then it is going to be easy and free and light as air. We are going to let it all go. We are going to have a new way to perceive. We will all leave a lot lighter that we were upon our arrival. 

I know how it is to carry hurt and to carry resentment, and not be able to let go. You want to let go, you understand that it doesn’t make sense to carry the pain, but still you can’t let it go. You don’t understand how anyone could possibly do or say what was done or said. It was not fair. Nobody deserves what you got.

So you are stuck with it.

In my line of work as an energy healer and life coach, I get all kinds. I hear things sometimes that most of us(thankfully) cannot even imagine. Then I hear other things that may not seem so challenging, but I understand that when you are challenged, you are challenged. That is that.

If it hurts, then it hurts. If it is a challenge, then it is a challenge. You should feel exactly the way you feel, and I will make no bones about that. You aren’t going to let it go just because you know you should, or because you know it is hurting you. If that would work, then you would have already let go. So what is the plan here? How do you forgive?

“A miracle is simply a shift in perception” Marianne Williamson

The only way to let go of something is to realize that there is nothing there to hold on to. A shift in perception will do it every time.

What: Forgiveness Meditation with Kyle Shiver
When: Monday January 27th at 7:30
Where: Anahata Healing Arts 
Address: 2424 Drayton Street, Savannah
Cost: Suggested $10 donation

 

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SAND & TIME

Friday, January 17 – we had an amazing event called:

Sand & Time, transformative experiences

of Xulu & Amy Adams 

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Amy writes under the name Humaira and works as a #poet/#writer/#speaker/ and #facilitator. Xulu, a transplant from the South Bronx is a #musician/#performer/#writer who makes #music under the names #Xuluprophet, South Bronx Savage, and Ox1 Music Ox1 is the collaborative effort between Ocean Man & Xulu. Ocean Man another transplant ( Galway, Ireland, & Vancouver, British Columbia) who makes music under the pseudonyms Obamabo, Sneaky Dread, and Oisin Daly. 

Here are some pictures from the event … 


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The  light show to accompany the #music & #poetry provided by Planetary Projections. There will be Estatic #Dancing facilitated by Amy for everyone to participate in and raise the #vibration!!! 

It was AMAZING – thank you to everyone for coming and especially thanks to Xulu, Amy, Oison, and Simon for the vision!

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