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HEALTH & WELLNESS GUIDE | Vol. 40, No. 5, August 26, 2010
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8.27 CHAIR YOGA ROCKS Reap the benefits of yoga in a fun and friendly atmosphere without having to get up and down from the floor. Sandra Sanford leads this eight-week session beginning Friday, Aug. 27 and meets once a week from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

The cost is $40 for all eight sessions (or give it a try for only $5). Breathe Yoga Studio, Historic Seville Square, 503 Adams St. 291-5506 or

8.31 PENSACOLA AREA HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY SPIKE NIGHT Get geared up for the season and connect with other area high school cross-country runners at Running wild on Aug. 31 from 6-8 p.m. There will be free gifts with purchase, giveaways and more. Discounts will be given on all shoes and apparel, and shoe reps will be available.
The guest speaker for the evening will be Neil McDonagh of The University of West Florida.
For more information, contact Nicki Brask at

9.02 LA LECHE LEAGUE SUPPORT GROUP This group meets each Thursday of the month at Ever'man Natural Foods at 9:30 a.m. to offer mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding mothers of babies and toddlers, as well as for moms to be. At La Leche League meetings, mothers find a continuing source of information, inspiration and support. All moms and babies or toddlers are welcome. 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or

9.05 MONTHLY FREE COMMUNITY YOGA The next Free Community Yoga is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 5, from 4:30 5:45 p.m. "Find Your Inner Bliss" a gentle, soothing practice w/ Sandra Sanford, RYT-500. As always, donations will be accepted for Favor House, a residential facility for woman and children living through domestic violence issues.  Breathe Yoga Studio, Historic Seville Square, 503 Adams Street, 291-5506 or visit

9.07 SIX WEEK BELLY DANCING WORKSHOP Starting Sept. 7 from 7:30-8:30 p.m, Navarre Living Yoga will offer a six-week belly dancing workshop. Come celebrate femininity through the ancient, life embracing art of belly dance. Learn basic techniques with isolations, shimmies, undulations and traveling steps. Suitable for all fitness and experience levels. Cost is $64 for all six sessions.  
Class will only be offered if enough participants register, so please register in advance by calling 346-3577, or sign up at Navarre Living Yoga, 8135 Navarre Parkway.

9.09 GALLBLADDER DISEASE SEMINAR AT SACRED HEART SENIORS SEMINAR IN PACE Sacred Heart Hospital's Senior Services program will present a free seminar on gallbladder disease on Sept. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Rehabilitation Center at Sacred Heart Medical Park in Pace.

The seminar will be presented by Dr. Matthew Kinzelman, a board-certified family medicine physician with Sacred Heart Medical Group at Pace. The talk will teach attendees the functions of the gallbladder, signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease, and ways to prevent the disease from occurring.

Registration is required and seating is limited. To register, call 416-1620 or (877) 416-1620.

Sacred Heart Medical Park at Pace provides diagnostic, rehabilitation, and outpatient surgery services to the Pace community, as well as family practice, OB/GYN and other specialty physician's offices. The facility is located on the north side of U.S. 90 in Pace, between Woodbine Road and Chumuckla Highway.

Sacred Heart SENIORSpirit is a free program for persons 55 and older. Benefits include free screenings, seminars, special in-patient benefits, a monthly calendar of events detailing all SENIORSpirit events, and a quarterly newsletter containing health and event information.

For more information on senior services at Sacred Heart, please call 416-1620 or visit

9.11 BAPTIST HEALTH CARE FAMILY EXPO Family Expo, scheduled for Sept. 11 at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is integral to Baptist Health Care's Mission to improve the quality of life and foster healthy families in our community. At one location, adults and children can partake in free health screenings and enjoy family activities throughout the day. More than 6,000 families annually participate.
Family Expo offers a unique opportunity for local businesses and non-profit agencies to reach thousands of interested prospects in one day. Booth prices are $400 for businesses and $200 for non-profit agencies.  
Family-oriented businesses and organizations interested in participating contact Jackie Livingston at 469-2356 or

9.11 SACRED HEART TO HOST RETREAT ON COMMUNICATION AND VALUING SEXUALITY FOR TEENS AND THEIR PARENTS Parents: Would you like to connect better with your teen? Join Sacred Heart Hospital for "Teen Talk: Real Love & Real Life," a two-day retreat for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls and their parents at the Sacred Heart Conference Center on Sacred Heart's main campus.
The first session will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the second session will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Attendance at both sessions is required, as new material will be covered each day.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided. The cost is $40 per family, and a limited number of scholarships are available.
To register, please call Sacred Heart at 416-1600. For more information, call event organizer Cat Outzen at 416-1156.
9.15 ZUMBA DANCING Jamie Aylstock leads Zumba classes every Monday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Navarre Living Yoga and Health Center, 8135 Navarre Parkway. Cost is $12 for walk-in or $55 for a six-week course. Contact Jamie at 678-571-4509 or for more information.

9.18 THE HEALTHY MAN Presented by holistic health advocate and former Ever'man employee and board member Jerry Jackson, this class will focus on the unique physical, mental, and emotional balancing that is required for men to experience optimum health. Jackson will review diet, exercise, sleep, stress, sex, relationships and more. The class will also explore male physical and emotional maturity. Starts at 1 p.m. and is free for members and $2 for non-members. 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or

9.25 SEAFOOD FEST RUN The run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Seville Square and makes a loop through downtown. For more information and to pick up a race packet, call 435-9222.

9.25 10TH ANNUAL GULF COAST CROSS COUNTRY STAMPEDE Registration opens Sept. 10 at Registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.
Entry Fees: Varsity Races: $60 for a single varsity boys or girls team, $120 for both. The cost per individual runner is $15.
J.V. Races: Free and unlimited for both boys and girls teams as long as each team has a paid varsity team running. Otherwise it is $60 per gender to enter an unlimited number of runners or $15 a runner. Call 435-9222.