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GCU’s Holistic Health Faculty, Students Explore Mind, Body, and Spirit at Wellness Expo 2013

20120512_0270Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 5, 2013—Faculty and students in Georgian Court University’s Holistic Health program will host its second annual Wellness Expo Saturday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Casino building on GCU’s Lakewood campus. The event is free and open to the public.

From Tai Chi and acupuncture to reflexology and alternative hospice care, the expo features a full day of presentations, including yoga classes for adults and youngsters, and workshops on balancing life for wellness, a drug-free wellness plan, natural weight loss, and more.

See our flier here.

Attendees at the expo will hear from more than 40 exhibitors and guest speakers. Confirmed guests include wellness experts in acupuncture, chiropractic, natural weight loss, herbalism, organic foods, and many other fields. The event includes giveaways, and participants may be eligible to win free massages, acupuncture, distance healing sessions, gift certificates, lottery tickets, a variety of gift baskets (soap, cultured vegetables), jewelry, and memberships for GCU’s McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning.

“Wellness is about promoting inner healing, energizing our inner motivation, and developing conscious and mindful daily living. I hope this expo will trigger such consciousness in each of us,” says Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., director of GCU’s holistic health program. Dr. Komagata also leads the university’s 100%-online master’s degree program in holistic health.

Thirty-minute workshops will run throughout the day, starting at 11:00 a.m., and the complimentary yoga classes will take place at 12:00 p.m. for children and 3:00 p.m. for adults.

Pre-registration is not required. For detailed information about the expo, visit the GCU Holistic Health Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/GCUHolisticHealth/ or e-mail Dr. Komagata at skomagata@georgian.edu.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court announced in May 2012 its transition to a fully coeducational university in 2013. Today, the university serves nearly 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court’s main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall.

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