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A Focus on Health, Wellness, Spirituality, and Personal Growth
Area Business Announces Fall Workshops
Thursday Workshop: Kirtan with Special Guest DHARMASHAKTI

SEWELL, NJ (October 11, 2008) – The Natural Path Wellness Center, Gloucester County’s first yoga facility, will host Kirtan with Dharmashakti, on Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m., at the Center’s yoga studio at 191 East Union Avenue here.

Dharmashakti is an award-winning performer who leads the Kirtan—a yoga practice accompanied by inspirational music—with his own song created from sacred texts. Using nontraditional instruments—table, horns, electronics, tabla—and jazz stylings, Dharmashakti helps participants form instrumental moments for reflection, improvisation and more.

“Each season our plan is to offer new and interesting workshops to complement our popular ongoing programs and services,” said Christine Waters, certified yoga and Pilates instructor, hypnosis counselor, and director of the Natural Path Wellness Center. “The workshops help expose clients to various qualified experts who are long-time practitioners,” said Waters. “And it is to that end we welcome for the first time Dharmashakti to The Natural Path.”

Dharmashakti has performed music in venues around the world. He is a certified Yoga instructor as well as recipient of a Mabel R. Dodge Music Omi international residency fellowship, two Australian Green Awards for musical direction, and an OMA award as Outstanding Outmusician of the Year.

For the complete schedule of fall 2008 special workshops and ongoing programs, visit the Natural Path web site at www.natural-path.com. Pre-registration required for all workshops and classes.


Kirtan with DHARMASHAKTI. Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m.

An engaging and joyful community event that brings together devotion, philosophy, spirituality and art into a lesson in Yoga. Sewell’s Natural Path is a key stop on his tour of the east coast this fall. For more information about his style, go to www.Dharmashakti.com. Cost: $20.

Reiki I Certification. Sunday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Reiki, a Japanese form of healing, seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced. Reiki therapy has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, destroys energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body. During the five-hour workshop, participants learn to use their hands to channel Reiki energy in a particular pattern to heal, balance, and harmonize. Conducted by Reiki Master Catherine Schmelz R.N., the workshop provides a direct yet inviting style to help you build confidence as you explore and use Reiki energy. No experience required. Fee: $190.

Past Life Regression. Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 26, 7:30 p.m., the center holds its annual Past Life Regression workshop. If you wonder if you lived before, in another time, another place, join us for an evening of past life regression to find out. Nothing proven yet all exploration, Christine Waters, certified Hatha Yoga teacher and hypnosis counselor, gently guides you through time and space as you seek to discover just who you were in another body, place, and time. Fee: $25

Reiki II Certification. Sunday, November 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pre-requisite: Reiki I Certification. Instructor: Reiki Master Catherine Schmelz R.N.

In this class, participants receive attunements for a series of three symbols that allow the practitioner to further use the energy. This class provides additional uses of Reiki healing. You also learn to send Reiki to others remotely. Fee: $225.


Deep Core Pilates. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.

An authentic style for optimum body-shaping results.

Crystal Signature Yoga Series. Mondays 7:35 p.m.

A popular and inspired yoga class taught by Christine Waters, this class is interactive with assisted corrections, paying more attention to form. It is an hour+ and it is lots of fun for all! You will feel fantastic.

Tai Chi. Tuesdays 7:15 p.m.

“Soft” martial arts techniques practiced for health and longevity. Training forms are well known to Westerners as the “slow motion” routines that groups of people practice together every morning in parks around the world, particularly in China.

Hypnotherapy. Free Consultations.

Do you have a problem that you might think hypnotherapy would help? Gain control of your life. There are many applications from childbirth to grief, stress and goal setting, athletics to test anxiety—the list is truly infinite. Hypnosis moves you in positive directions. If you don't know where to start, this is a great method to make those constructive changes in your life that you deserve.

Established in 1996 primarily as a yoga studio, the Natural Path Wellness Center, located in a Victorian dwelling in Sewell, New Jersey, just 2 miles south of Gloucester County Community College, offers an array of programs and services today including yoga, pilates, tai chi, hypnotherapy, meditation, and therapeutic massage with an emphasis on yoga and meditation.

Pre-registration required for all workshops and classes. Call today to register at 856-464-8181 or send an email to naturalpath1@aim.com. For further details or questions, call Christine Waters at 858-464-8181.


Yoga at the Natural Path

Our yoga is an international style of yoga, brought to this country in the 1960s by Sri Swami Satchidananda, beloved Gurudev. You will find classes in South America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Central America in countless countries practicing this classic authentic style of yoga. We strive for the results of pure yoga: building a healthy body and mind and strengthening that natural and inextricable connection of mind body and spirit. Our classes are suitable for beginners to Intermediate students. Beginners are a specialty! We teach form and function in the positions, and through the regular practice. Dozens of our students have gone on to be teachers as well. We are now offering an Iyengar Style class. This class is more interactive and the poses are held longer, with more emphasis on the standing asanas.


There are volumes written about the effectiveness of clinical hypnosis. It has been around for thousands of years, approved by the American Medical Association (AMA) in the 1950s and recently written about in major scientific, medical, and popular publications. It is getting attention from the scientific community as more information can now be studied about the human mind and its functioning and capabilities. We learn more and more about the brain and its impact on personality and behavior. Whether you are looking for relief from grief or addiction, phobias, or perhaps the desire for more motivation, the latest news shows hypnosis to be extremely effective for making the positive changes you desire in your life.

Whatever the mind controls, hypnosis can help and your mind controls it all! Your subconscious controls even your conscious thoughts. The wonderful changes that occur are forever. You can be in charge and not let negative thinking or the past control you. Choose your counselor wisely.

About Christine Waters, Certified Hypnosis Therapist (Cht.)

Christine is a graduate of the World Institute of Cognitive Sciences, majoring in hypnotherapy. Also graduate of the Hypnodyne foundation and a lifetime member of the International Association Of Counselors and Therapists. She also earned specialty certifications in NLP (neuoro linguistic programming) with Dr. William Horton, Pain Management with Dr. David Frederick, Past Life regression with Irene Hickman, D.O. Her specialties include prenatal birth coaching and addiction control. She also is a certified meditation teacher and Reiki II practitioner.

Christine founded the Natural Path Wellness Center in 1992 – a center for natural and holistic wellness practices and explorations. She gives regular seminars, utilizing hypnosis for smoke cessation, weight loss, stress reduction, and conducts the unique Inner Guides and Past Life Regression group workshops regularly. Christine speaks and teaches before community groups and schedules private counseling sessions.

From Christine: “I bring to my clients my experience, compassion, comprehensive treatment and I also have a very good track record of success. When you come for your session you have my full attention, putting you at ease with the process and your success is my foremost goal. Through a free phone consultation, we determine if hypnosis is for you to help you become the person that you are meant to be.”

Christine Waters, Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and Hypnosis Therapist

The Natural Path Wellness Center
191 E. Union Avenue, Sewell, NJ 08080
Tel: (856) 464-8181; Email: naturalpath1@aim.com

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