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Welcome to Natural Awakenings

Natural Awakenings Houston is Houston's oldest and currently ONLY sustainable living, health and fitness magazine. We distribute our print edition free all over the Houston Metro. You can find us in the northern suburbs of Montgomery, The Woodlands, Tomball, Kingwood, Humble, Spring and Cypress as well as Inside The Loop and from the Galleria west to the Energy Corridor. West of Houston we can be found in Katy and Cinco Ranch, and to the south, Sugar Land, Missouri City and Sienna Plantation. If we are not in a store near you, email us and we will add your area to our delivery routes. You can also subscribe to our digital edition which is emailed out the first of each month, download the Natural Awakenings Ap or read the magazine online here at our website. Join the Natural Awakenings family! Feel Good! Live Simply! Laugh More!

The Hart Family: Belle, Mike, Ra, Sadie, Cindy and Shango.

Letter from the Publishers


January is one of those times of the year that we can make new beginnings. Wipe the slate clean and start afresh. I’ve never been much for New Year’s Resolutions because however well-intentioned those plans at self-improvement might be, I usually forget to follow through on them and then feel bad about having failed. I do find that it’s a good time to make annual goals which are somewhat different from resolutions.

At the magazine, our goals for the new year are to increase the page count, increase the print number and increase the number of locations where you can find our magazine. Although I still enjoy holding a paper copy, I know that digital is the future. The sign-up process is now automated and starting in January you can sign up by sending a text message. (Look for the announcement on Face Book providing the number.) We continue to produce videos for the website, social media and to be embedded in the print editions. The new year will see both live streaming video and podcasts featuring our advertisers and local events. Our marketing seminars will resume in February and I hope to make them every other month features.

We have an unusually large number of new advertisers starting the new year. Be sure to check out the brief articles introducing them and if what they offer looks interesting, don’t hesitate to give them a call and say that you heard about them in Natural Awakenings.  There are also many events in this month’s calendar, many of them free. So, don’t stay in until you get cabin fever. Get out and about and do something new and meet some new friends.

So, enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts. Soon enough it will be summer again.

Blessed be,

Mike & Cindy Hart

Local Events

Join us for the Lunar New Year Festival!

Sunday, January 15, 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Universal Door Meditation Center (new property location--15205 Dora Lane, Sugar Land TX 77498)

It’s a FREE family event. Try some delicious free food and drinks, enjoy the entertainment, and visit our many booths with special New Year’s activities, games filled with prizes for kids and adults of all ages.  Learn more about the Power of Awake, Zen meditation, the guiding teacher. Retreats, classes, and special programs are offered through the year. We invite you to set a new goal and intention for 2017, to discover a lasting happiness from within and accessing the Power of Awake through Zen meditation at Universal Door.

The celebration will be on the new 9-acre property where we are developing our Awake Center, helping people of all backgrounds, cultures, ages, religions come together and discover how to live truly happy and free in everyday life.  See for yourself the fun-loving atmosphere of diverse people with the same goal and intention…to Wake Up from stress, struggles, and conflict not just sometimes but always!  It is possible and it is happening day by day.  Don’t miss this exciting event!

Pilgrimage to John of God

Rev. Howard Caesar invites YOU to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime Sacred Spiritual Pilgrimage May 7 – 20, 2017, that will offer you opportunities for profound transformation on the physical, spiritual, and emotional levels. For the past eight years, Rev. Caesar has taken a group to Abadiânia, Brazil to experience the extraordinary gifts of one of the world’s great healers, John of God.

We invite you to sign-up for this sacred pilgrimage to experience the healing process in the Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola and explore first-hand the healing gifts of João Teixeira de Faria, the healer known as John of God.

Deadline to sign up is   



Are you a light worker or energy healer and have noticed that you are often unable to disconnect your thoughts and feelings from your clients when you have finished a session? Have you ever dreamed of a full time or part time career in the field of energy work but aren’t sure how to start? Maybe you aren’t interested in becoming a practitioner but would like to learn more about this fascinating field for your personal improvement.

Chris Carpentier will be leading a series of classes beginning in January that will give you the opportunity to discover your organic and natural abilities and to receive IEL certification. The January class will help you to receive and interpret the loving energy of the angelic realm. Although the classes are integrated with each other, you may choose the classes that appeal to you.

The January class will be held at The Spectrum Center in The Preserve on January 28 & 29 from 10 am until 5 pm. This is a fun class that will give everyone the opportunity to discover their organic and natural abilities to receive and interpret the loving energy of the angelic realm. Through exercises, using tools, and practice, you will gain confidence with a process that measures where you currently stand in

developing your skills. In addition, instruction and practice will be provided in the chakras, cutting negative cords of attachments, and clearing and shielding your energy.

At the end of the workshop, there will be internship readings required to complete the certification.

You can choose not to participate with the internship part of the process and attend the workshop to

deepen your understanding or improve your intuitive skills.

Spectrum Center

2060 N. Loop W #205, Houston, Texas 77018

To register call or email: 713-303-7107 chriscarpentier333@gmail.com


Early Bird Registration -  $299, At the Door -  $349


Augmented Reality Technology

Comes to Natural Awakenings

        Natural Awakenings-Houston is the first magazine in Texas and the first Natural Awakenings magazine to incorporate Aurasma-augmented reality. This allows us to imbed video and 3D video in both our print and digital magazines! No SQR codes. No barcodes. Just open the Aurasma App and point your phone at a page where you see the Aurasma logo and the video will open and appear to hover in space between your phone and the magazine.

So, what do you have to do? Three easy steps and we have YouTube videos to help if you get confused.

1.            Download the Aurasma App by going to your Google Store on an Android device or Apple Store on an iPad or iPhone. It’s free!

2.            Open the Aurasma App. Touch the A at the bottom of your screen. Touch the magnifying glass to search for channels.

3.            Type in NaturalAwakeningsHouston. Touch Channels and touch the Follow button.

With the Aurasma App open point the camera of your device at a page of the magazine where you find the Aurasma Logo. Move the camera around until it locks onto the target image and the video will open.

Each month different exciting, informational videos will be imbedded in our magazine. And yes, it works with the digital magazine as well. Just point your device at your laptop screen with the magazine page open. Be sure to participate in the online surveys on our Facebook page. Augment your reality, today!

Helpful links:

How to download Aurasma on an Android-

How to download Aurasma on an iPad or iPhone

How to follow a channel

Aurasma Homepage

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