Sunday, December 28, 2008

Accent on Wellness:Blended Food Cleanse & Juice Fasting Group

Blended Food Cleanse & Juice Fasting Group
with Donna Perrone

Feeling a little sluggish after the holiday indulgence? Fasting can help to wipe the slate clean of addictive food cravings, overeating, and fatigue. Get back on your healthy eating! This juice fasting group will include the option to consume raw blended soups. Some of you have expressed interest in conducting a juice fast, but feel it to be a little too extreme or feel intimidated by taking on such an endeavor. So, we will cover all the details to conduct a juice fast, as well as incorporating a blended food cleanse if you chose to. You may do a partial juice and partial blended food cleanse, or may choose to start off with blended food and switch to juice later in the fast or visa versa. We will discuss what options may be best for you.This is a great way to experience a cleanse in a modified way.

The next juice fasting group will meet on
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 7:30pm
(Please arrive on time)

Gravity East Village
515 East 5th Street
between Avenue A & Avenue B.
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The cost is $25.00.
Every attendee will receive a package of handout information
including recipes.

The benefit to fasting with a group is in how inspired you will feel to begin your fast, and to continue with it for as long as you are comfortable. I will be available to you at no additional charge during your fast if you have any questions regarding your fast.

We will discuss all aspects to fasting incl
how to conduct a fast successfully,
why fast?,
what to expect when you are fasting,
an understanding of how the body cleanses through fasting,
tips on making a fast as easy and as pleasant as possible,
how to end a fast correctly.

Also, handout information and blended food recipes will be provided to you..

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
You may attend if you plan to start a fast or will plan to fast in the future.

Please email me to RSVP or call me at 212 254 9453.
Please include your name and phone #.

Accent on Wellness: Raw Food Discussion Group

Raw Food Discussion Group
With Donna Perrone

Monday, January 12, 2009

Starting 6:30 pm
for 'New to Raw' People
Starting 7:30 pm
for 'Veteran Raw Foodies'
Everyone continues together till at least 9:30 pm

Gravity East Village

515 East 5 Street
Btw. Avenue A & Avenue B

Keypad: 104 'Bell' Symbol Button

Reservations are necessary- Space is limited
Reserve your seat by e-mail or call 212 254 9453
Please include your name & phone #
Fee: $12 Cash

This is your opportunity to share any questions you have and receive feedback and support from the group.

Our Meeting Topic Is On:
Are All Fats Bad?
The Importance of Essential Fatty Acids in your Diet
Are you Craving Fats?
How much Fat is Enough or Too Much
How to Digest Fats Optimally

We will discuss:
Raw Food Emphasized -
Transition, Lifestyle, Emotional Support, Proper Cleansing Measures, Social Issues, Problems and Pitfalls,
Helpful Tips and Solutions, etc.

We hope to educate, support and inspire you to live a healthy life and support you where you are. This group will help you find a program that best suits your needs without judgment. Everyone will have an opportunity to speak if they choose to or just watch and observe.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Accent on Wellness: Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes

Simply Raw:
Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

DVD Movie Screening

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
7:30 pm
(We will start promptly.. Please arrive a few minutes early!)

Gravity East Village
515 East 5 Street
Between Avenue A & Avenue B
Keypad: 104 'Bell' Symbol Button
Fee: $5 Cash

Reservations are Necessary. Seating is Limited.
Please R.S.V.P. by e-mail or call 212 254 9453
Please include your name & phone #.

There will be DVD's available for purchase for $30

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, uncooked food in order to reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication. The six are challenged to give up meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, soda, junk food, fast food, processed food, packaged food, and even cooked food for 30 days. The film follows each participant's remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this radical diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that diet can reverse disease and change lives.

The film highlights each of the six before they begin the program and we first meet them in their home environment with their families. Each participant speaks candidly about their struggle to manage their diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life, from work to home to their relationships.


Running time: 91 minutes

After arriving at The Tree of Life in Arizona, the group receives entry exams and medical tests, and is placed under the care of Dr. Gabriel Cousens. Dr. Cousens is a well known holistic medical doctor, as well as an authority on alternative healing and raw living food nutritional therapies. Medical discussions and group support meetings were held daily and medical checks conducted twice a day. The participants are encouraged to exercise, practice yoga and meditation, and are taught about food selection and preparation.

Reactions varied to this regime. All experienced a variety of emotions about the new diet and new lifestyle that they were immersed in. Some adapted to the changes more easily, others expressed feelings of deprivation and frustration with the shift from their familiar diet and environment. After a short time following the protocol, their blood sugar levels began dropping without medication and they were delighted as their bodies felt better and their minds experienced a deeper clarity. They began to believe that it was possible to reverse their disease with diet and the transformation from feeling powerless about their diabetes, to feeling empowered and healthy, emerges as they witness dramatic changes within themselves.

Simply Raw reveals, with startling clarity, that diet can reverse diabetes and change the quality of people's lives. The film captures the human drama and struggle of these courageous individuals making a quantum leap of faith from a traditional junk food diet to a raw vegan diet and it shows revealing moments of nurturing, compassion, and human spirit. It is a film about a life changing journey on a simply raw diet and how nature is the original medicine.

Additional wisdom is provided by Morgan Spurlock, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Robbins, Rev. Michael Beckwith, David Wolfe and Doctors Fred Bisci, Joel Furman, Gary Null, and Gabriel Cousens.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Accent on Wellness: Dr. Yashpal Jayne, ND

Individualizing Your

"Live-it" vs. a "Die-it"
Dr. Yashpal Jayne, ND

Thursday, December 4th

7 pm - 9 pm

Bonobo's Restaurant
18 East 23 Street
@ Madison Avenue

No Reservations Accepted
Please arrive early to enjoy a delicious meal and to reserve your seat
Fee: $10.00 Cash Only

Listen to an interview on 'Vitality' internet radio program:
Program #28

This will be a somewhat interactive discussion and assessment of the parameters to think about and consider in individualizing your nutritional intake. Factors of biochemical individuality such as ayurvedic constitution, fast/slow oxidation, acid/alkaline balance, biogenicity and lifestyle will be presented.

If desired, there is a lecture recorded that technically precedes this one, however they are both still standalone topics. It is available for $10 downloaded from the <> webinar section of their website, clicking on Yashpal Jayne, ND You can get an idea.

NYC Appontments available: Dr. Jayne travels regularly to NYC and sees clients. He will be available to see clients in Manhattan December 4-5, 2008. He may also be available December 8-9. Email him at to inquire about his services. The websites are under development, see <> and <> His rates are based on $200/hr while traveling.

Bio - Dr. Chrysalis Yashpal Jayne, ND

Yashpal is a Naturopathic & Homeopathic Physician licensed in both Washington State since 1993 and Arizona since 2002 when coming to live and work with Gabriel Cousens and the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. Yashpal is a past Whole Person Healing Physician and Medical Director of the Tree of Life Health Practice. Both before and again, now, he has been traveling, teaching and setting up support systems throughout America to help people transform their lives and transition to a live food live-it (not die-it) and inhabit their bodies more as a temple.

While in medical school, Yashpal apprenticed with some of the legends of naturopathic, homeopathic and bio-energetic medicine. He also has been keenly aware of creating centers where true awakening and transformation can occur. Not having the financial resources to create a center of his own, he began traveling and participating in retreats and setting up community support systems through the Abundant Health & Wellness Association (AHAW) of which he is the founding director.

In addition, since 1991, Dr. Jayne started a company, named C.H.I.R.O.N - Conscious Health Information Resources - Online Naturopathy. Its intention was to provide education through seminars, retreats, computer software and the internet for people to consciously transform their lives. This company was the leader in natural medicine software, distributing over 15 software programs in natural medicine. In 1998, CHIRON merged into a new company named WholeHealthNow, a partnership that is now the leader in Homeopathic software and educational resources throughout the U.S. and Canada. See <> . Dr. Jayne was the CEO of CHIRON and co-Director and Tech Support Supervisor for WholeHealthNow until resigning to pursue teaching and his private travel health practice culminating now with the health center being established in Port Townsend, Washington in order to be closer to his wonderful daughter, Hopi Deva.

Yashpal feels more needs to be done to support people to make the changes they have decided for their own transformation make sense for themselves and the planet. Studying with the works and personally with Gabriel, David Wolfe, David Jubb and Doug Graham gave him a uniqueness to understand a variety of perspectives in live-food nutrition.

Additional qualifications of Dr. Jayne is a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, 1987, Massage licenses and degrees since 1984, a year of Environmental education with the Audubon Expedition Institute traveling around America in a school group studying America's people, values and institutions. His Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine was earned in 1993 and he has been a pioneer in supporting people's transformations in health during his entire career.

Yashpal's contact info and location/travel schedule can be found at . Clinical info at and , clinic tel: 360-385-3551, Messages can be left at 1-877-860-5110.

Chrysalis Yashpal Jayne, ND
1044 Water St #206
Port Townsend, Wash 98368
Clinic: 360-385-3551

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Accent on Wellness: Kaelash Neels & Johannes Neels


Eager to lose a few pounds?

Increase your muscle mass and bone density?

Radiate youth, health and beauty?

Then join Kaelash Neels, nutrition and yoga expert at the Ann Wigmore
Institute in Puerto Rico, and his brother Johannes Neels, fitness expert and personal trainer from Zwitzerland, who will give
you the three steps to a

Perfect YOU.

Friday, November 21, 2008
7 pm - 9 pm

Bonobo's Restaurant
18 East 23 Street
@ Madison Avenue
Fee: $10 Cash
No reservations accepted.
Please arrive early to
reserve your seat & enjoy a delicious raw food meal.

Kaelash Neels, 31, was born in Germany in a household where yoga was practiced as a way of life. After relocating to the United States he earned a degree in Somatic Psychology from Sonoma State University. He received a certificate as Diet Counselor at Bauman College in California, and is a certified yoga therapist/instructor and Feldenkrais Practitioner.

He is one of the directors of the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico, and a Living Foods Lifestyle Educator. Since 1995 he has been eating exclusively living foods and practicing yoga and meditation daily. Practicing yoga, living in the tropics by the ocean, windsurfing, surfing and playing the guitar fill his life with joy every day.

Since 1999, Kaelash has helped people overcome severe health challenges and achieve vibrant health and vitality in his private practice, as well as at the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico.

Johannes Neels, 27, is passionate about health and fitness. Besides being a personal trainer, he coordinates and teaches at over 15 fitness studios in Zurich, Switzerland. Johannes holds over twenty trainer and group fitness licenses, and works in the management of a health club in Zurich with 3000 members.

In addition to his fitness activities, he is a certified Reiki master/trainer and models for brands such as Nike. For Johannes, ex
ercise and good nutrition rank among the most important aspects of life.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Accent on Wellness:Amy Rachelle

Help With The Holidays
Raw Foods In Winter
Amy Rachelle

Monday, November 17, 2008
7 pm - 9 pm

Bonobo's Restaurant
18 East 23 Streeet
@ Madison Avenue
Fee: $5

Please arrive early to enjoy the delicious raw food cuisine
and to reserve your seat.

Amy Rachelle, founder of Pure Raw will speak on: *healthy tips during the festive season *food suggestions and helpful hints *emotional equilibrium tools *family and social dynamics *change of seasons & raw winter suggestions

Amy Rachelle created Transformation, A Healthy Food & Lifestyle Program for Success & Self Empowerment, in 2005 after 15 years of one-on-one session work. Practicing privately on New York City's lower east side for the past 7 years, Amy developed Transformation to support others in self sustaining the progress gained from individual sessions. After an enormously successful year in 2007 and being busier than she could handle, Amy restructured Transformation as primarily an online program in order to serve more people. Closing 2007, Amy completed her first Transformation teacher training program and certified 5 teachers. Amy began her holistic studies as a child with her mother as her first teacher. She received formal education from The University of Georgia and is currently studying to be a naturopathic doctor with Trinity College. Amy has been on the raw food path since '96 and all raw since 2001. Amy is also a musician and currently writing new music for personal and planetary growth.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Accent on Wellness: Clarisse Domingo-'The Emotional Side To Healing'

'The Emotional Side To Healing"
Clarisse Domingo


Monday, November 10, 2008
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Gravity East Village
515 East 5 Street
Btw. Avenue A Avenue B
Keypad: 104 'Bell' Symbol Button

Reservations are necessary- Space is limited
Reserve your seat by e-mail or call 212 254 9453
Please include your name phone #
Fee: $15 Cash
Clarisse Domingo-

Clarisse can be heard on 'Vitality' internet radio Program #30 at

· Could negative emotions be impacting my ability to heal?
· Do I try to escape from my problems instead of working through them?
· What's the best way to cleanse myself from toxic emotions?
· Is there anything positive to be learned from experiencing a serious illness?

In this workshop you will learn that our ability to heal-and remain free of illness-is connected to our ability to manage our emotions. By understanding how fear and negative emotions adversely affect healing, you can begin to identify how you are interfering consciously or unconsciously with your own healing process.

Discover the six most common situations that slow down your body's healing process:

With increased awareness you can begin to cleanse yourself of toxic emotions. This workshop will give you positive tools that you can use every day to manage emotional stressors. Look forward to better physical health, emotional well being and healthier relationships.

Meet Clarisse Domingo CHHC, LCSW

Clarisse is the ideal person to facilitate this Workshop. She has always been interested in helping people heal. It motivated her to get a Masters degree from NYU and work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over ten years.

After experiencing serious health problems, Clarisse decided to begin a journey back to health! She received training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in conjunction with Columbia University's Teacher's College and The Coaches Training Institute. Her studies focused on exploring the connection between emotion and daily eating habits. She has taken what she learned and continues to heal herself with natural treatments, including a recent battle with breast cancer.

As a Board Certified Health Counselor by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as well as a certified colon hydro-therapist at Gravity East Village, she's committed to educating and coaching others on how to heal themselves naturally. She specializes in assisting people in understanding the emotional, psychological, and physical aspects of their health. In addition to serving as one of the nutritional/detox consultants at Gravity East Village, she works one-on-one coaching clients to be healthier in every aspect of life.
Learn more at

Accent on Wellness: Steve Meyerowitz, "Sproutman®"

Presents First Time Guest:

Steve Meyerowitz, "Sproutman®"
"Year Round Kitchen Gardening - Lower your Food Bill, Raise your Nutrition"

Friday, November 7, 2008
7 pm - 9 pm
Bonobo's Resturant
18 East 23 Street @ Madison Avenue
No Reservations Accepted
Please arrive early to reserve your seat
and enjoy a delicious raw food meal!
Fee: $10

"Sproutman" Steve Meyerowitz shows you how to achieve food independence. The best selling author of Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine and Sprouts the Miracle Food demonstrates how simple it is to add living foods to our diet anytime of the year whether you live in Alaska or Atlanta. Find out how to incorporate supercharged micro-greens into your everyday diet and save thousands of dollars per year on your food bill! And you'll get the science and nutrition behind these amazing foods that give them their impressive healing potential for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and more. Enjoy many of the benefits of having a backyard garden, but in the kitchen instead and soil-free. No green thumb required.

BIOGRAPHY- Sproutman Steve Meyerowitz
Steve Meyerowitz was christened "Sproutman" in the 1970s in a feature article in Vegetarian Times because his New York City apartment was always filled with gardens of mini-vegetables. They were part of his lifetime fight against chronic allergies and asthma. After 20 years of disappointment with orthodox medicine, he became symptom-free through his use of diet, juices, and fasting. In 1980, he founded "The Sprout House", a "no-cooking" school in New York City teaching the benefits of a living foods diet.

Steve is a health crusader and author of 10 books including Power Juices Super Drinks, Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine, Juice Fasting and Detoxification, and Food Combining and Digestion. His most recent book is "The Organic Food Guide: How to Shop Smarter and Eat Healthier." He has been featured on PBS, the Home Shopping Network, TV Food Network, and in Better Nutrition, Prevention, Organic Gardening and Flower Garden Magazines. His sprouting inventions, such as the "Hemp Sprout Bag" are sold nationwide. You can visit him at