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Good Medicine 2008 Wellness Festival to Feature Byron Katie, Steven Halpern, and Hundreds More Natural Health Practitioners, Educators, Vendors

August 20, 2008

New Earth, a 501(c)(3) charity, announced today its annual all-day health and wellness immersion Good Medicine will feature a keynote speech by bestselling author Byron Katie, and special musical guest, award-winning composer/recording artist Steven Halpern.

Good Medicine will be held Sunday, September 14, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Music Box @ Fonda (Henry Fonda Theater), 6126 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, Calif. The expanded space will hold 100-plus licensed and accredited practitioners administering more than a dozen natural healing modalities, educational sessions in integrative medicine led by experts in the field, sound healing, and merchandise from dozens of natural products and services vendors so attendees can go green, local and pure to make their dollar count.

“Addressing the causes of suffering in our bodies and minds requires awareness, and events like Good Medicine 2008 provide a wonderful opportunity for people to find clarity about their physical and emotional suffering, learn, and grow in a supportive and nurturing environment,” said Katie, author of the bestselling books Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life (with Stephen Mitchell); I Need Your Love–Is That True?: How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead (with Michael Katz); and the recently published A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are (with Stephen Mitchell).

Health and wellness therapies represented at Good Medicine include acupuncture, yoga, massage, reiki, Qigong, Tai-Chi, sound healing, nutrition, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, guided meditation, hypnotherapy, and holistic health. So that underserved communities throughout Southern California can experience these techniques, Good Medicine attendees will receive hands-on treatments from licensed/certified and insured practitioners as part of their admission to the event – far less than going to the practitioners’ offices. Educational sessions at Good Medicine will include:

— Ratziel Bander: “The Miracle of Hsin Tao”

— Arnoux Goran: “Why You Don’t Lose Weight and How You Can”

— Dr. Tudor Marinescu: “The Divine Makings and Workings of the Human Temple”

— Dr. Dorine Karlin: “Naturopathic Principles in relationship to Women’s Healthcare”

— Dr. Payam Hakimi: “Chakras and their connection to alternative medicine”

— James Bailey, LAc, MATCM, MPH, Dipl Ayu: “Living in Connection to Swasthavritta”

In addition to Halpern, whose healing music has established a ‘quiet revolution’ and a new genre in contemporary instrumental music, musical guests scheduled to appear include:

— Donna De Lory Band (world music)

— Christo Pellani (ambient music and sound healing)

— Larisa Stow and the Shakti Tribe (L.A. Music Awards’ Singer/Songwriter of the Year)

— Preeta and The PeaceMakers (progressive pop, rock, and reggae)

— J Brave (conscious hip-hop)

— Stefani Valadez (Latin guitar)

“Our intention with Good Medicine is not just to have people coming away feeling good after being pampered and serenaded all day, it is to present people with knowledge, tools, resources and hands-on experiences of natural medicine and how their own bodies have the power to self heal,” said Harry Grammer, Founder of New Earth. “Few of us have been empowered to actively engage in making healthy decisions and lifestyle choices that create overall physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness, particularly in communities that are most affected by chronic but preventable diseases.”

Admission pricing and policies

Tickets range from $35-$65; children under 12 are free and group discounts are available. Ticket prices are 100% tax deductible; sales benefit New Earth’s community-based services. To reserve tickets in advance, call 310-455-2847 or visit http://www.thegoodmedicine.org.

About New Earth:

New Earth is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to provide programs and services under the pillars of Wellness, Education, Expression and Environment that empower people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures to tap into their unrealized creative potential. New Earth’s work includes outreach programs in high schools, youth detention centers and foster/group homes, plus a community organic garden project. For more information about New Earth, or its fundraising event Good Medicine, please visit www.newearthlife.org or http://www.thegoodmedicine.org.

Editor’s Note: Press passes are available for this event by contacting Gary Smith, gary@evolotuspr.com.




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