The Center offers many artistic modalities to explore and develop your creative side. Our lively art room is filled with creators that offer sessions in art metals/jewelry design, art as therapy, silk printing, collage, painting, drawing and more!

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words 'ayus' and 'veda'. 'Ayus' means life and 'Veda' means knowledge or science. Ayurveda has been practiced in India for over 6,000 years and it is the mother of all modern holistic practices. It is distinct from Western medicine in its focus on prevention of disease. In addition, practicing Ayurveda will pluck the root out of illness rather than simply treating its symptoms. Practitioners of Ayurveda recognize the interwoven nature of the spirit and mind with the body.

The Anam Cara Book Nook has a selection of new spiritual books available for purchase, including the monthly book club title. 
Book Club & Store

Energy Healing has been around for thousands of years and can be found in all major world religions and traditions. There are many energy healers offering their perspective and gifts at The Center. (See Reiki and Spiritual Healing Touch also).
Energy Healing

Many spiritual traditions teach how self-knowledge can lead to soul knowledge. The Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding ourselves and others. The Enneagram is like the proverbial onion, each layer of awareness can be used in our daily life.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Joseph Campbell   Enneagram Workshop The Center  Level One---Sept. 30, 2017 Level Two---Oct.7, 2017 9:00am-3:30pmboth daysThe Center 3701 Hwy 12 (E Clairemont Avenue) Eau Claire, WI. 54701   External behaviors, underlying attitudes, one's sense of self, conscious and unconscious motivations, emotional reactions, defense mechanisms, what we pay attention to, our spiritual potentials and much more are all parts of a complex pattern that forms each personality type. Therapists, business counselors, human resource directors, teachers, couples, parents and spiritual seekers from around the world are all finding the Enneagram to be immensely useful for self-understanding and personal growth. You are invited to register for just the Level One class ($50) or just the Level Two class( $50) or both Classes for $75. Questions: contact Lou Hoeschen : Deadline for registration is Sept. 23, 2017 Your payment will be your registration,please indicate dates attending. Checks made out to:Eau Claire Enneagram. Mail to : Lou Hoeschen16476 90th Ave. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 The text book recommended is :The Wisdom of the Enneagramby Russ Hudson and Don Riso,you may purchase the book on Amazon for about $15 If you know someone who has taken the class you may borrow their book Lou. has been teaching the Enneagram for about 20 years, she has been certified by Enneagram teacher Jerome Wagner through Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Essential oils are concentrated, scent producing compounds that are extracted from plants. They are known as ethereal oils for the fact that they each have particular scents and medicinal properties to make them "essential". They are used effectively for physical and emotional conditions. They enter the body easily and leave efficiently with no side effects.
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Essential Oils
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    The Center has some wonderful offerings for kids of all ages! Art, yoga and dance. 
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    For Kids

    Garden Club
    The Center is surrounded by a beautiful, natural setting. If you love to dig in the earth and create beauty thru gardening, consider lending your talents to our Garden Club. Your presence will truly make a difference. Contact Anita Norha for more information.
    Garden Club

    "Integrative medicine" focuses on prevention and maintenance of health with attention to lifestyle choices including nutrition, stress management, exercise and emotional well-being. Please contact Tina Frank for more information.
    Integrative Medicine

    Kindred Spirits Pottery Studio
    The Center is home to a vibrant pottery studio. Please contact Anita at 715-529-3344 for information. Select pottery pieces are for sale in the Anam Cara Booknook.
    Kindred Spirits Pottery Studio

    Laughter Yoga Science has proven that there are many health benfits to laughter. Unfortunately adults do not find the time to laugh enough. Come join in for laughter, child-like playfulness, breathing and relaxation. No yoga experience required... only breathing and an openness to laughter!
    Laughter Yoga

    Marriage and Family Therapy including issues of anxiety, self-identity, depression, teen growth and adjustment, psychology of the athlete, eating disorders, grieving, and general life adjustment issues.
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    Marriage and Family Therapy

    The Center is a place to reconnect with and return to your own center again and again. The large room will be open for silent and guided meditation multiple times throughout each week. We encourage you to make time and space in your days for silence. If you struggle with a meditation practice, consider giving these open group times a try. You may find it much easier to sit in silence with others. Check the calendar for open sit times.
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    Mindful Life Coaching
    Mindful life coaching meets you where you are and helps cultivate your inner awareness in order to take steps towards wholeness and vibrant health. Looking for support with making changes but don't know where to start? Mindful change coaching is here to help you find the answers you have within.
    Mindful Life Coaching
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      - Menu planning to meet your dietary preferences. - Preparing and serving meals for small gatherings in your home, place of business, or event facility. - Ranging from home classics to international flavors. Have you ever gone to the Farmers Market in Phoenix Park or a local supermarket and wondered about a certain produce item? Is it a fruit or vegetable? How does it taste? How is it prepared? Perhaps you've wondered this about jicama. Please come and join me at The Center, where I will show you how to prepare jicama for a healthy and easy meal! We will eat these two dishes for our light lunch: 1. Lettuce wrap with roasted chicken, jicama, and peanut sauce. 2. Shrimp, jicama, and avocado salad, served with jicama chips. We will also learn the health benefits of this simple and unassuming vegetable! February 23, 2018 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Center $15 per person. Limited to 15 persons. Advance registration and payment required. Please call me at 715-491-1164 to reserve your spot. Please drop payment in my mailbox at The Center, or send payment to Lalaine Gunem, c/o The Center, 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701. Please make checks payable to Lalaine Gunem.
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      Positive Aging There is a scientific way to study Happiness. It is called "Positive Psychology", which focuses on individual flourishing, cultivating happiness, strengths, self-esteem and optimism. Please contact Tina Frank for more information.
      Positive Aging

      Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person's general health.

      About Reiki
      Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction that also promotes healing. It is safe and gentle. It is administered by laying on hands and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us all. If one's life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

      There are a variety of different retreats and workshops offered at the Center by various practitioners. Please visit the practitioners listed for more information and/or explore our calendar for planned events.
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      Soul Collage(TM) is a creative process for accessing your intuition by creating cards that can assist you in moving through life's transitions. Contact Carla Peterson for more information.
      Soul Collage

      Soul Dance: Let us turn to the grace and wisdom of our bodies to dance the agonies, celebrations, and ordinary moments of the day. Stretch, express, play, improvise.
      Contact Sara Bryan: 715-829-1885.
      Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 AM during the school year. Suggested donation: $4 per session. All are welcome!
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      Soul Dance

      Spiritual Care
      Facilitators who will walk with you in your spiritual journey to assist in discernment and care of the soul.
      Spiritual Care

      Spiritual direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the Divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality.
      Spiritual Direction

      Spiritual healing touch uses gentle touch with prayerful intent for the person's highest good, channeling Divine energy to influence the human energy system for balancing and healing.
      Spiritual Healing Touch

      Toe readings. Toe reading has it's roots in reflexology and offers us information about where we are on our journey. The condition of our feet are in direct correlation to our emotional field. The information you gain will help support you in listening to your inner compass, and finding your true north!
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      Toe Reading

      In today's world, we are bombarded with stimuli from all directions, including our own busy mind. A visionary is someone who can hear and see clearly, helping you tap into your own intuition, to assist you in finding your path and making decisions about your future.

      Various workshops are offered at the Center by several different practitioners. Please click on the practitioners names for more information..

      Yoga is a philosophy that blends movement with mindfulness as a means to enhance health and peace in one's life. The Center offers several different yoga classes, specializing in a gentle form of yoga that is adaptable for all ages and levels of experience including slow flow, chair and active yoga.

      Yoga for Children and Youth. Yoga allows children and youth to build strength, increase flexibility, balance and body awareness and feel at peace.
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      Yoga for Children and Youth

      Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Anyone can join the party and have a blast while doing it!