Pensacola, Florida
Sunday May 27th 2018


H&W News 2/24/11

Join Ever’man Natural Foods and Bonnie McLean of Spirit Gate Medicine for “The Physiology of Stress & How it Affects the Mind & Body, Part II” on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. Dr. McLean blends her background in traditional and holistic Western Medicine with Oriental Medicine and other ancient healing practices. She brings 25 years of experience in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, a total of 40 years in healing arts. 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402, or

EVER’MAN PARTNERS WITH LEAP FOR SCHOOL GARDENS PROJECT Ever’man Natural Foods is partnering with LeaP (Leadership Pensacola) and Manna Food Bank for the 2011 Let’s Grow schools project. Ever’man is donating organic seeds, preparing take-home recipes and offering healthy cooking classes for the selected Let’s Grow area schools.

The “Let’s Grow” project is a program initiated by the Leadership Pensacola class of 2011 that will provide children an opportunity to cultivate healthy foods through school gardens and gain real world knowledge about nutrition to achieve greater health and wellness.

The LeaP Class of 2011 is committed to breaking new ground in the fight against childhood obesity through school gardening projects. The goal is to feed our children’s hunger with knowledge and opportunity to grow with good nutrition and plant healthy roots for their future health and wellness.

With childhood obesity at 37 percent in Escambia County (a figure that is 20 percent higher than the national average), this challenge is a perfect fit for the current LeaP class. Research on the growing problem sprouted into a project with a mission to foster the growth of Fit Kids through the nutritional side of a fundamental health equation, “Good Health=Regular Exercise plus Good Nutrition.”
For more information on the “Let’s Grow” project, please email

DR. MICHAEL REDMOND RETIRES FROM MEDICAL CENTER CLINIC After 35 years of practicing at Medical Center Clinic as a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Michael Redmond, M.D., has retired. Dr. Redmond was compassionately devoted to the care and well being of his patients, and this commitment made him highly respected within the community and among his colleagues. He was also instrumental in the development and growth of Medical Center Clinic. “Dr. Redmond is a remarkable physician and leader and he will be greatly missed,” stated Kimberly Grant, VP of Corporate Marketing & Strategies.

Dr. Redmond has entrusted his patients to the capable and caring hands of Brenda Connors, M.D., who has worked alongside him for the past year. Dr. Connors will continue to provide services in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Medical Center Clinic.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed caring for you, my patients, and becoming a part of your family. I would like to thank you for all of the support and trust you have provided me over the years,” stated Dr. Redmond.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at with Dr. Brenda Connors, please call the Eye Institute at 474-8436.

SCHEDULE CHANGES AT BREATHE YOGA STUDIO Breathe is now offering the following classes:
-Hot Yoga and Conditioning with Tyler Montieth Sundays at 9 a.m.
-Everybody Yoga with Zoe Pryor Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Zoe is Kripalu certified, has taught at the prestigious Omega Institute in New York and had her own studio for six years in Vero Beach.
-Hot Yoga with Colleen Donovan Thursdays at 9 a.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m.

UPCOMING CLINIC AT BREATHE YOGA STUDIO: RESTORATIVE YOGA—THE ACTIVE PRACTICE OF DEEP RELAXATION WITH SANDRA SANFORD, LMT Banish stress with this nurturing, therapeutic approach to yoga. Sandra will guide you through a series of easy yet effective postures (using blankets, bolsters and straps) designed to encourage the body to naturally let go of deeply held tension. The session ends with Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation technique. Positive affirmations, gentle massage, a plethora of essential oils and soothing music rounds out this wonderfully relaxing experience. Suitable for persons with high stress levels, autoimmune deficiencies and anyone wanting a deep, relaxing yoga experience. Sunday, Feb. 27 from 1-3 p.m. $25. Reservations required.

NEMOURS CHILDREN’S CLINIC TO HOLD TEDDY BEAR CLINIC  Does your child have an “injured” teddy bear or other stuffed animal in need of medical attention? Nemours Children’s Clinic welcomes children of all ages to bring their torn, ripped and loved-worn furry friends to the Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to the Lullabies and Mudpies Children’s Consignment Event located at 4682 Highway 90 across from the Target in Pace.
Nemours’ staff members will mend your child’s “injured” loved one in efforts to help kids become more comfortable with the hospital or doctor’s office environment.
“We’re very proud to partner with the professionals at Nemours to provide our community with the most comprehensive pediatric healthcare program in the region, as well as to provide fun ways to educate children on the importance of good health care,” said Carla Cross, owner of Lullabies and Mudpies.

For more information about the Nemours Teddy Bear Clinic, please call Cortney Owens at 505-4739. For more information about the event, visit

CENTER  -Happy Hour Class with Beckie Sathre Fridays from 5-6 p.m. A great way to quietly unwind from the work week and to begin the weekend.

-5 Dollah, No Hollah! $5 classes on Saturdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m. with Melanie Summers. Melanie took her first yoga class in 2008 at Abhaya Yoga Center and was hooked, not only on Abhaya but on Pensacola’s yoga community. Before she knew it a weekly practice turned into four classes a week and 18 months later she began the 200-hour teacher training program at Dragonfly Yoga School in Fort Walton Beach with Laura Tyree. She is currently studying with JJ Gormley and Laura Tyree with the Surya Chandra School at the 500-hour level. Melanie is also a certified Usui Reiki practitioner and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner. Melanie blends her love for asana, energy work and philosophy with her passion for music in all her classes.