Alaska Center for Acupunture Workshop Room

ACA Monthly Workshops

  • Featuring Health Practitioners from the Mat-Su Valley
  • Join us each month for a fun and informative evening!
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM    Cost: FREE

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Our FREE monthly workshop series features health care practitioners from around the Mat-Su Valley covering health topics that are important to you and your family. Presentations are held in our office from 7-8 PM each month. We can accomodate 20-25 people depending on the topic that is covered. To ensure that you get a space, please be sure to call us early. All of our presentations fill up very quickly.

Click the tabs below to see details for upcoming workshops. We hope to see you there!

Eating for Energy
Taught by by Mary Sara Stanton, HHC, CCE

  • Date: March 6, 2013 78pm
  • Location:
    Alaska Center for Acupuncture, Palmer AK
    (in the Koslosky Center, above Vagabond Blues)
  • Cost: Free

America is an "On The Go" culture! Fast food, fast paced, and over booked. We are truly burning the candle at both ends. Energy is the driving need for this type of life yet this lifestyle is harmful to our living. Quick energy is often accessed through caffeine and sugar, but this does not provide sustained energy nor does it provide the deep nourishment your body needs. Vitality of energy is the key to a healthier and more balanced living. Eating for Energy looks at the place of Food, both primary and secondary, to enable you to assess, adjust, and move forward to a more satisfying and stable life.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • What is Vitality of Energy
  • What are primary and secondary foods for Vital Energy
  • How to decrease the negative sources of energy
  • How to increase the positive sources of energy

Please pre-register by calling Alaska Center for Acupuncture at 745-8688. Space is limited, so call early!

About the presenter:Mary Sara Stanton, HHC, CCE, is a Holistic Health Coach, Certified Childbirth Educator and mother of six. As a Holistic Health Coach, Mary Sara provides the information and support necessary for successful nutrition and lifestyle improvements. Her interest in health and nutrition has been a lifelong pursuit. Starting a pre-nursing degree in college, Mary Sara changed course with the birth of her first child towards natural birth and the health of mother and baby. Seeing a need for a more general approach to health and well being Mary Sara enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition program to be able to reach a broader audience.

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Worms & Vermi- Composting
Taught by Ellen Vande Visse of Good Earth Garden School

  • Date: April 3, 2013 6:308pm
  • Location:
    Alaska Center for Acupuncture, Palmer AK
    (in the Koslosky Center, above Vagabond Blues)
  • Cost: Free

What is more ideal than eager workers consuming your garbage while transforming it into rich fertilizer? And what is worse than die-offs, stench, or accidently hatching gnats and fruit flies in your worm bin? Save yourself the mistakes and prepare yourself for the easiest livestock ever.

Wriggle into a seat and learn about:

  • Worm bins - purchased or home-made
  • Setting up your bin
  • What kind of worms will work?
  • What to feed them?
  • How to avoid calamities
  • How to harvest the vermi-compost
  • How to use this compost for your plants

Want to take home red wigglers? Bring $15/quart when you come.

Please pre-register by calling Alaska Center for Acupuncture at 745-8688. Space is limited, so call early!

About the presenter: Since 1987, Ellen has been a market gardener and a teacher of organic, sustainable, and non-toxic growing methods through UAA, Mat-Su College, and Alaska Pacific University as well as through her own Good Earth Garden School near Palmer, AK. She is the author of Ask Mother Nature, A Conscious Gardeners Guide. She usually can be found mucking around in some compost heap.

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Finding Pieces…Trekking in Pakistan
Shown and Told by Becky Myrvold

  • Date: December 6th, 2013 6:007:30pm
  • Location:
    Alaska Center for Acupuncture, Palmer AK
    (in the Koslosky Center, above Vagabond Blues)
  • Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening of adventure travel photos and stories! In July and early August of 2013, Becky and two companions traveled to the Baltistan region of Pakistan. Traveling on the Karakoram Highway, passing through villages seemingly forgotten by time, witnessing education struggling to take hold at the Karakoram School –these were just preliminaries on the way to the hike. Trekking on the famed Baltoro Glacier, experiencing the magnificent Concordia area with K2 (second highest mountain in the world) as backdrop – unless you have visited here, the harshness and grandeur of this region cannot fully be understood. As the trek continues through the Snow Lake area the beauty threatens to overwhelm as life lessons are learned. Come, relax and enjoy as Becky shares this adventure with you.

Please pre-register by calling Alaska Center for Acupuncture at 745-8688. Space is limited, so call early!

About the presenter:As a long time Palmer resident, Becky has a deep love and respect for Alaska and her mountains. Driven to adventure trekking in recent years, she has learned that although you may think you are traveling to see ‘big mountains’ and ‘rugged wild places’, that is rarely the only thing you experience. While sharing pictures of this harsh and hard land, she also hopes her stories will inspire you to find unexplored pieces within yourself.

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