Friday, June 5, 2015

The Health Fair Was a Great Success!

Thank you for helping to make the Gainesville Holistic Health Fair such a great success!

We want the next fair to be even better, so we are asking for your opinions, comments and suggestions about how we can improve it for you.  Here is a link to the survey with questions about your experience at the fair:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YB6X6YZ     We hope you will want to be part of it again!

During the fair, we were visited by TV20 News!  Here is the link to the TV20 News spot that aired Saturday evening:   http://www.wcjb.com/local-news/2015/05/holistic-health-fair-shows-people-diverse-healing-methods

PJ Worth took some great pictures, and posted them here at this link:  https://goo.gl/photos/bP6Dk5AdbJAC7GDr9

There are a few other excellent photos on the FaceBook page at this link, here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/426104710882697/440627072763794/

You can also see the pictures at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/426104710882697/440627072763794/, along with pictures from earlier fairs.

The next Gainesville Holistic Health Fair will be on a Saturday some time this Spring; we are considering dates now, so please contact us with your input!  The event page can be found at this link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/847016372046909/

Many Thanks!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gainesville Holistic Health Fair Offers Plenty for All



Holistic Health Fair Features a Wide Array of Natural and Alternative Healing Methods


Bring your friends and family for a day of fun, food, music, fine art, crafts and learning.   This wholesome health fair is Saturday, May 30th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida.  Entry is $2.00 donation for adults; children under 12 free with an adult.  

The Gainesville Holistic Health Fair encompasses not only physical, but also mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health.  Artists, musicians, and craftspeople whose work supports holistic health will enliven this event.

A wide array of holistic practitioners will answer questions about their healing methods, and offer a sample of their work.  Visitors may experience massage therapy, acupuncture, sound healing, Reiki, Qi Gong, and even have their pulse diagnosed by an acupuncturist.

Families will find a friendly environment and a unique children’s program.  There will be local, organic, nourishing traditional food, prepared by chef Jean Kowacki, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten/casein-free options. 

Demonstrations of Tai Chi, Chi Gong, and more will be ongoing.  Workshops about practical home remedies and empowering ways to maintain and improve your health will be presented throughout the day.  A series of discussions on local environmental health issues affecting our area will address these challenges both individually and through collective action.

Merrill Anderson, a fine artist from our area, will display examples of her work. Alyne Harris, a naive artist, will be exhibiting a number of paintings, and Fred Woods will show his recent series of drawings from his upcoming book.

Proceeds from the Gainesville Holistic Health Fair will go to Three Aunties, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing healthy relationships between people and their natural environment.

Important Links:
Gainesville Holistic Health Fair facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/426104710882697/

Poster:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BznJkVdBbYEjUU5xQmRBVWJQMm8/view?usp=sharing
 
Press Release:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BznJkVdBbYEjR216N091QXV0c0U/view?usp=sharing
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Invitation to Practitioners, Educators, Artists, Vendors, Food Providers, and more

APPLY NOW!

The Gainesville Holistic Health Fair Will be held

Saturday, May 30th, 2015, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


The fair will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 4225 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL 32605. 

Alternative and Holistic Medicine Practitioners, Schools, Educators, Musicians, Artists, Performers, Vendors, and anyone who practices healing through movement, touch, food, herbs, energy, sound, relationship, images, words…

PRACTITIONERS WANTED!  

     We want a variety of holistic health practitioners at the health fair to provide samples of their therapeutic expertise, including:  Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine Schools, Aromatherapy, Belly Dance, Chiropractic, Cranio-sacral therapy, Crystals, Doulas, Ear candling, Electro-dermal testing, Energy healing, Gender, Healing with sound, Herbs, Herbal teas, International Dance, Intuitive Healing, Lymph drainage, Massage therapy, Midwifery, Music Therapy, Natural Pet Care, Nutrition, Plant spirit medicine, Qi Gong, Reiki, Self-care, Spirit Dance, Spoken word poetry, Swedish massage, Tai chi, Vaccine safety, Yoga, Zero-Balancing            …and more…

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM PROVIDERS WANTED!  

     For children we would like to provide music, storytelling, nature study, and skills and craft activities, in the preschool room or outdoors in the enclosed playground. 

ARTISTS, PERFORMERS AND MUSICIANS WANTED!  

     Healing music, art, poetry, dance, tai chi, qi gong, yoga, and other holistic modalities that can be performed, demonstrated and taught are wanted!  We would like to provide art exhibits, live music, and dance entertainment and teaching for health fair visitors.

CHEFS, FARMERS, AND FOOD SELLERS WANTED!  

     We would like to provide delicious, healthy, Nourishing Traditions foods for purchase (this would ideally include a variety of items that can be enjoyed by people on vegan, raw, gluten-free, paleo, primal, and other popular diets).   There is an indoor dining area where food can be sold, and a kitchen that a chef may use to prepare food on site.   

EDUCATORS WANTED!  

     The fair will offer hourly discussions/ lectures/ workshops on topics such as self-care, health care, baby care, aromatherapy, EFT techniques, vaccine safety, and more.  If you are an educator with something to offer to the public, please apply now to share your knowledge.

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WANTED!  

     Nonprofit organizations offering holistic health support such as the Weston A. Price Foundation, Florida Organic Growers, and Center for Health and Environmental Justice, among others, are wanted to provide information and participate in the holistic health fair.

VENDORS WANTED!  

     We would like to offer health fair visitors health-promoting and sustainable products such as local farm products, herbs, herbal teas, art, local handcrafts, supplements, natural body care formulations, crystals, and other healing items for the body, mind and spirit.  (No petrochemicals or other toxins; no EMFs or other dangerous radiation, no multi-level marketing.)

WHY A HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR? 

     The Gainesville Holistic Health Fair helps people in our local and wider community to become familiar with alternative modalities and practitioners, and learn about the benefits of holistic medicine. 
     Visitors to the health fair can meet holistic health care practitioners in person and have an opportunity to experience an abbreviated healing session.  They learn more about alternative medicine than they already know, and can explore discoveries about health and nutrition that have recently come to light. 
     Visitors can join workshops and classes that offer a variety of empowering self-care and alternative skills and understanding that can help keep them out of the hospital. 
     Funds raised by the Gainesville Holistic Health Fair will benefit our local nonprofit organization, Three Aunties, which works to nurture environmental awareness and a spiritual connection with nature as a basis for how people choose to live.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • For more information, questions, or to have a copy of any forms mailed or emailed to you, contact either Maria or Shenna

 LINKS


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Gainesville Holistic Health Fair is back!

The Gainesville Holistic Health Fair will be held Saturday, May 30th, 2015.  It will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4225 NW 34th Street in Gainesville Florida.  Please contact Maria Minno or Raven Moondance for more information. We hope to see you there!


The FaceBook event page can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/426104710882697/ 

 


Holistic Health Fair Holds Surprises

Gainesville’s Features a Wide Array of Natural and Alternative Healing Methods

The Gainesville Holistic Health Fair will take place on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The setting is the lovely Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4225 NW 34th Street, in Gainesville, Florida. 

Holistic health encompasses not only physical, but also mental, emotional and spiritual health.  This event will be enlivened by artists, musicians, performers and craftspeople whose work supports holistic health. 

Holistic practitioners including massage therapists, acupuncturists, nutritional therapists, sound healers, and more, will address your questions about their healing methods, and many will offer a sample trial of their work. 

Workshops about practical home remedies and empowering ways to maintain and improve your health will be going on throughout the day.  A series of discussions on local environmental health issues affecting our area will address how these problems can be solved both individually and through collective action.   

There will be organic, nourishing traditional food for sale, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten/casein-free options, as well as farmers and artisans offering grass-fed and sustainable products.  

Proceeds from the Gainesville Holistic Health Fair will go to Three Aunties, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing healthy relationships between people and their natural environment, through interactive experience, research, and education about natural history, ecology, environmental health and alternative healing. 
 
For more information, contact the organizers, Maria Minno and Shenna Benarte