Well Being Expo – Early Bird Deadline – October 1!

The next Well Being Expo in Sonoma is May 2/3, 2009.  Please visit http://www.wellbeingexposonoma.com for details.

A quick reminder that the early bird deadline to register for the Well Being Expo is October 1st! We have an amazing group of practitioners and vendors coming together to create a signature event for Sonoma County.

We still have spaces available, but they are going fast.

Here is a list of the confirmed participants:

SPONSOREclectic Health Network, www.eclectichealth.net

Eclectic Health is the Bay Area’s only “wellness membership program” where you save 20% on holistic health care, with over 300 local practitioners to serve you.



Healing Quest is the only weekly national TV series focused exclusively on the latest in integrative health and natural approaches to optimum well-being.

Margy Henderson – Hand Analysis and Sound Healing Hand Analysis describes your own Soul’s agenda for your life. What is your Life Purpose? Your challenges? Your gifts to bring forward? Sound Healing is gentle support for entering altered states of inner healing.

Patty Frazzetta – Infinite Healing Energies, Reiki Sessions

Will & Connie – Sacred Healing for Mind, Body & Spirit, We invite you to receive a 30 minute miracle of profound energy healing. Divine feminine and divine masculine combine to create a unique and magical experience.

Dr. Aubrey Degnan – Spiritual teacher, transpersonal psychologist, Personal sessions, Soul Healing & Reading, Divine Flow (communication) Soul Blessing (for Enlightenment) 707-829-1252

Dr. Cindy Zafis – Zafis Chiropractic Free allergy and health screenings. Test for reactions to pets, foods, pollens, chemicals, etc. Information on alternative addiction treatments available.

Marcia Smith Ph.D Wellness Consulting, Holistic Nutrition, Metabolic Balancing

Malaika Namara BEMER 3000 Plus wellness and fitness system. For many health benefits see website. Complimentary sessions on the Bemer mat.

Patricia Regalia HD Homeopathic vaccines, reverse vaccine damage. Homeopathic treatment for a wide range of diseases – autism, diabetes, depression, addiction, diet, allergies.

Tom McGuire DDS Personalized consultations to help you navigate your dental health decisions and make life style choices. Author of three books. Visit website for more details.

Beth Rachel – Theta Healing A remote viewing medical intuitive technique channeled and created by Vianna Stybol who healed herself.

Francine Ramu, MA, CMT – Luminous Healing Arts Clean at a cellular level with the ion foothbath therapy and relieve stress with a reflexology massage using therapeutic grade essential oils.

Ontario offers intuitive readings/healings using Cards (of his own design) and Interdimensional Viewing to empower you in crafting paths on your way to Destiny!

Phylis Wakefield, Ph.D. – Living Life Enterprises, A Psychotherapy and Coaching Practice offering individual, group and couples therapy for people who want more adventure, joy and spirit in their lives.

Jennifer Jensen – Sonoma Valley Acupuncture and Herb Center We use acupuncture herbs, homeopathy, flower essences, gigong, cranio-sacral, music, and educations to support healing of every level of your being.

Rev. Ruth Hoppe Rev. Ruth’s celebrations and spiritual services offers weddings, baby welcomings, funerals and memorials, rites of passage, tarot readings, spiritual guidance, and massage.

Annisa Aguilar – Cosmic Connections, Custom flower essence blends made just for you. Intuitive readings and hands-on-healings offered.

Sandra Machado – Machado Fitness and Self Defense I am a fitness trainer; along with Dr. Leslie Hayden Malloy Ph.D., CCN and Mary Disharoon MFT we offer a complete approach to fitness, weight loss and well being.

Douglas Canier – Bodytuning, Bodytuning is a lifetime accumulation of therapeutic healing modalities. I get results for soft tissue problems. I re-define deep tissue/structural and energetic bodywork. Specialty for 25 years.

Ingrid Kincaid – Beyond This There Be Dragons Intuitive readings using Nordic Runes. Ancient Wisdom with modern application. Ingrid is a Keeper of the Old Ways and a Creative Alchemy Coach. European Travel.

Amanda Leary – Rolfing Structural Integration Re-establishing the natural alignment and structural integration of the human body for vitality and well being.

Anne Hill Dream Consultant, using dreams for personal and professional development.

Corey Hitchcock Interior and exterior color selection for all architectural surfaces.

Adee Swanson, MA CHT – Swanson Hypnotherapy Offering hypnotherapy, intuitive counseling, coaching, conscious childbirth preparation, and mamaspirit, spiritual parenting group for moms. Specializing in women’s health, chronic illnesses and life transitions.

Laurel and Wes Bleadon-Maffei gifted intuitives and Angel Therapy Practitioners will be offering intuitive readings and channeled sessions at the Expo.

Francesca Fasano – Beacon Wellness Arts Center helps you learn to “unwind your core” through workshops and private sessions in Reiki and Abdominal Chi Massage. Location: Sky Hill Institute, Petaluma.

Dianetics Foundation will be demonstrating how one can relieve stressful pain, emotion or effort.

Artists and Artisans:

Paintings by Randy Sue Collins Beautiful oil and acrylic paintings of animals and scenes of gorgeous Northern California landscapes.

Jewelry by Donna, Marilyn and Veronica Beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings featuring African Beads, Crystals, Stones, and vintage glass beads.

Elaine Kendall – EK Designs, Whimsical wearable art depicting animals, flowers, insects, etc.

Joan Morais All-natural vegetable soaps and candles handmade by Joan. Soaps made with pure California olive oil and essential oils. Bright Container and Pillar Aromatherapy soy candles and beeswax candles.

Karen Berman – Traditional Henna Henna body art, paste applied to skin in traditional patterns, hand-made leather bags, made from deer and goat hide.

Michele M.-Silkey Acrylic and Oil Paintings, Abstracts, Hearts, Angels, Animals, Figures.

Goddess Glass

Christine Anderson – Frenchie Lingerie Fashionable clothing for the pampered pet.

ADORA DEVA from ART TECH Dazzling Austrian Crystal Jewelry is designed and handcrafted by Linda Ann Buonocore. One-of-a-kind and limited edition originals in earrings, necklaces, bracelets and anklets in vintage and contemporary styles.

Healthy Living:

John Murray – Growth Partners International Specializing in cutting edge financial solutions for debt management, college funding, building tax free retirement, and creative solutions for business owners.

Simone Designs Inc. – Wendy Simone Anti-aging products, immune science, superfood designed to help you stay young.

Amy Racina – The Everyday Goddess, One-of-a-kind bargain Goddesswear – Glorious reclaimed treasures for any size Goddess with any size budget. $3 to $30 aracina@sonic.net

Maryanna Blair Multi-Pure water filtration systems.

The Expo will be held on Sunday, November 16th from 10am – 5pm at the Sonoma Vet’s Building, 126 First Street West in Sonoma. Free Admission to the public.

Well Being Expo, Nov 16, 2008, 10am-5pm, Sonoma Vets Bldg.

Well Being Expo, Nov 16, 2008, 10am-5pm, Sonoma Vet's Bldg.

Sonoma Community Center Update

Upcoming Events
Kitchen Tour
Dance Sonoma!
Nature Series
The Big Read
Inside the Springs

Sonoma Community Center

SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

4th Annual
Wine Country Kitchen Tour

Sunday, October 12
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
kitchen tour '08
See how some of Sonoma’s most creative and visionary homeowners are inventing ways to enjoy their kitchens, the heart of their homes. From architect-designed to
homeowner-designed, Sonoma Community Center’s 4th Annual Sonoma Kitchen Tour presents an array of the best that the community has to offer.

A benefit for the Community Center’s own planned kitchen makeover.

$40 for members; $45 for non-members

For details, call SCC at 707-938-4626, ext 1.

Dance Sonoma!SVVGA Beneficiary
Harvest Dance
Andrews Hall
Saturday, October 4, 7:30-11pm

7:30 Complimentary Dance Lesson
with Guest Instructors

8:30-11:00pm Ballroom, Swing, Latin & Nightclub Dancing with DJ Steve Luther

Whether you’re hooked on dancing or prefer to just watch, we’ve got the dance for you!  Dance Sonoma! kicks off a new season this October with music provided by the dancer’s DJ, Steve Luther, and performance dancing by professional ballroom and nightclub dancers from the Sonoma region.  To get the evening started on the right foot, dance instructors spend the first hour teaching the hottest new dance steps.  So come on out and dance, dance, dance Sonoma!


Sonoma Arts & Lectures
macawValley of the Moon Nature Series

Valley of the Moon Nature Series Special Event!
Sonoma Hawk Day
October 4, 11am-1pm

At his May 2008 VOM nature lecture, Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, invited the audience to participate in a day of raptor watching at Hawk Hill during the autumn’s peak raptor migration period.  In all, eighteen species of hawk, kite, falcon, eagles, osprey, vulture, and harrier may be seen in early October from the Marin Headlands.  The day’s event has been scheduled and the invitation includes all interested persons.  Bring binoculars, lunch and beverages, layered clothing, and a sense of adventure.  Cancellation wil occur in the event of thick fog or rain.  For directions, go online at http://www.ggro.org or call 415-331-0730.

Admission: $5
Advance tickets are available at SCC.

postponed until December…
The Owls of Sonoma
Joe Mueller, Professor, Biology, College of Marin

The Big Readto kill a mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
September 20 – October 21

Sonoma Community Center and Readers’ Books partner to produce a Sonoma Valley-wide component of The Big Read, a national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.  Everyone in the Valley is encouraged to read Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill A Mockingbird during the period from September 20 to October 21.

Among local events planned is a public gospel choir performance, a public reading and discussion featuring a well-known writer, free showings of the book-inspired film by the same name starring Gregory Peck (a classic in its own right), artist interpretations of the book’s themes, and a number of other public activities.

The Sonoma Valley component is part of a partnership with the Sonoma County Big Read and is supported in part by a mini-grant from the countywide effort.

Special Note…
Willie Brown’s visit has been postponed.
Watch here for new date.

wing photoINSIDE


photographs that feature the changing cultural landscape
of the Sonoma Springs Community

Inside The Springs is to be exhibited in two locations:

  • Interior gallery :: Sonoma Valley Museum of Art :: Sep 4 – Oct 18
  • Exterior gallery :: Along Highway 12 in Boyes Springs :: Sep 4 – Nov 30

Presented by the Sonoma Community Center
with the support of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Inside the Springs was sponsored by:
Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance, Brion Weiss of B. Wise Vineyards, Sonoma Valley Fund (CFSC), County of Sonoma (special thanks to Supervisor Valerie Brown), Mikell Smith and Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

The following individuals and organizations also offered their financial and organizational support:
Vineyard Workers Services, La Luz Center, Valley of the Moon Teen Center, Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma Valley Grange, Clay Foundation – West, Elizabeth Smith, Gerry Sanders, Linda and Jim Kuhns, Phyllis and John Gurney, Penny McNaughton, Nancy Nicodemo, Marcia and Jim Levy, La Favorita, Arroyo Veterinary Hospital, El Brinquito, John and Pam Story, Eileen Adams, Stanley and Susan Cohen, Todd and Marge Evans, Brenda and Dick Buckerfield, Megan Stefanski-Segre, Vicki and Don Jackson, Bob Kowall, Calvin Vander Woude, Bob Kowal, Tim Boeve, Rocket Caterers, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Primavera Tortillaria.

Thank you to all of these generous supporters!

WELL BEING EXPO Early Bird Deadline Soon

The next Well Being Expo in Sonoma is May 2/3, 2009.  Please visit http://www.wellbeingexposonoma.com for details.

A quick reminder that the early bird deadline (save $50!) for registering for booth space at the Sonoma Well Being Expo is coming up soon.

If you are a healing or intutive arts practitioner, artist, artisan, or healthy living product representative, please consider joining our event.

We are already receiving a great response from the community and expect to fill over 70 booth spaces.

The public will receive free admission.

8′ booth spaces are only $100 before October 1st.  The sooner you apply, the sooner we can start advertising your participation!

We have heard from Via Magazine (the bi-monthly magazine mailed to AAA Insurance members) that they will include us in their next edition! This is an amazing (and free) addition to our marketing plan.

Please feel free to call Randy at 707-833-5232 or visit the expo info page at www.rontor.com/expo for more details.

The Well Being Expo is sponsored by Eclectic Health www.eclectichealth.net.