Traditional Chinese Medicine

Sign Up for Our February Workshop — Activate Your Inner Superpowers: Realizing Radical Peace, Love and Well Being for 2019 and beyond

Activate Your Inner Superpowers: Realizing Radical Peace, Love and Well-Being in 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 11 AM-1PM –  Presented by Drs. Patricia Fitzgerald and Lauren Howard

In this workshop, we will learn how to let go of what is not serving our highest good, such as toxins, unhealthy emotional patterns and limiting belief systems. We will learn to access inner wisdom to create a life with more peace, harmony and love, independent of outside circumstances. We will explore the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine transformative practices of qigong and healing sounds, meditation, nutrition, and  herbal medicine–all presented with modern applications to allow for more joy in 2019 and beyond…

Presenters: Santa Monica Wellness Center Practitioners Drs. Patricia Fitzgerald and Lauren Howard

Location: The meditation/yoga studio at Have Body Wellness (upstairs from Santa Monica Wellness Center)

12304 Santa Monica Blvd , Suite 200 , Los Angeles, CA 90025

Fee: $30 Prepaid, $40 at the door (based on availability); sign up at or

Bonus: Have Body Wellness is offering our patients and their friends/family members who attend our workshop a week unlimited pass to their beautiful yoga-meditation-pilates studio for just $20!

Each workshop participant will receive a free copy of Dr. Fitzgerald’s bestselling book , The Detox Solution: The Missing Link to Radiant Health, Abundant Energy, Ideal Weight, and Peace of Mind




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