Art of Eating with Lotus


Saturday, September 27th


Want to learn the Art of Vegetarian and Vegan cooking, or just want to learn how to eat a more balanced and fulfilling diet as a Vegetarian or Vegan? Ever wanted to make your favorite dish but didn’t know where to even start? Come to The Art of Eating with Lotus, Vegetarian Chef at Inspired With Love serving the Savannah Bazaar. You will learn knife skills, menu planning and recipe design, as well as safety and preparation standards. There will also be a shared meal after the class for all who want to enjoy fully the Art of Eating.
Menu and Meal Plan:
Indian Theme
Yellow Dhal
Basmati with cashew and raisins
Toasted coconut Halava
Ginger Lemon Tea
will be 100% organic and No GMO
$30 For Class will included a Free Meal made of all items on menu
$15 to RSVP one week in advance (Please include any food allergies)
Time 2-4 hours Class/Meal and fellowship
Not just a class, an experience to uplift you mind body and soul. If you would like to join us, please RSVP a week in advance and include any food allergies.


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Bluegrass Banquet – August 13

Anahata Healing Arts welcomed The Jimmy Wolling Band! 

It was a special night of  amazing bluegrass music and awesome food!   We were also gifted a beautiful Yoga performance by Lynn Geddes and Christi Hester .

Big thank you to everyone who came and those who helped us:  Dorene, Grace, Piper, Debra, Marie, Christine, and Michelle.

Musicians included:  Jimmy Wolling – Banjo (pictured), Tim Burke – Vocals & Bass guitar, Evan Rose – Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, and Spec Hosti – Vocals and Mandolin.


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Watch Lynn and Joanne on WTOC Mid-Morning Live, Monday Morning!

We are grateful for this opportunity to share this event.

Bluegrass Banquet

Check out a sample of their music.



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Movement Meditation and Improvisation

We are excited to announce new A MONTHLY SPECIAL EVENT

4th Sundays 1:00PM – 3:00PM August thru October 2014

Movement Meditation and Improvisation 

with Janet Ware Kaylo

Fee: $20.00

All movement and dance abilities are WELCOME. Please pre-register at or call 912-358-6871.


Movement Meditation and Improvisation is a journey of discovery through the experience of embodiment as conscious awareness in movement and creative expression.
Built on a progression from the unseen vitality of inner landscapes to the movement of shared spaces, this 2-hour Special Event offers opportunity for individual, creative movement inquiry and shared collective fun.
Through these explorations we become aware of our movement life as physical, emotional, and intellectual expression. Improvisation in the art of movement, grounds us in the union of body and psyche, enriching our sense of aliveness and participation in the world.

We work in dance or loose-fitted movement clothing and bare feet.
Please no perfume, oils, or dangling jewelry.
unnamedJanet Ware Kaylo comes from an extensive background as a professional dancer, choreographer, international program Director, workshop leader and master teacher. She holds professional qualifications as a Certified Movement Analyst, Somatic Movement Therapist, Movement Pattern Analyst, and Dance Movement Psychotherapist. She directs international certification programs in Movement Analysis and Somatic Practice (see, and holds an MA in Jungian and Post Jungian Studies. Publications include peer-reviewed journal articles on Movement and Imagination, The Body and Analytical Psychology, Movement and Gender, and Phenomenology and Movement Observation.

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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  


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.


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


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.

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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  Put Anahata Healing Farm in the Subject.   

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

10378920_583567278424843_789368666588051813_nFor plants infested with insects, use one of the following essential oils. Fill a mist spray bottle with 4 oz. of water, add the essential oils and mist the infested plant.


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..


For information about Young Living Essential Oils,

Group and Private Aromatherapy Classes available.

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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.

Performance Art  Friday, May 2

Performance Art
Friday, May 2

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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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!


Grace with the trash!!


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


 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





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




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AngelFire Duo to perform Saturday, May 10


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!


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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