Yogis who defy stereotypes share their joy

Yogis who defy stereotypes share their joy

    Fields of Yogis is coming Aug. 23-25, and this year, the festival’s message is, yoga is for everyone. Check out Lindsey Flannery’s look at some yoga practitioners who defy the stereotype she describes below, and how this ancient practice aids in their...
Photo collection illustrates “All Bodies Belong” in yoga

Photo collection illustrates “All Bodies Belong” in yoga

The”All Bodies Belong” series is intended to showcase “real, everyday bodies, and the stories they tell.” “The images highlight all different shapes, skin colors, abilities, backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, looks,” writes Sarah...
The activist behind Iowa’s only MCC pulpit

The activist behind Iowa’s only MCC pulpit

QUAD CITIES – Rich Hendricks got his first job working as a clerk at Gruber’s Gladiola’s in the big building at 3019 N. Harrison St. in Davenport. Today, decades later, he is the pastor of a church in the same building. And not just any church: Hendricks leads...
Explore outlying Iowa’s progressive gems

Explore outlying Iowa’s progressive gems

This is the first in an occasional  series about progressive destinations located in outlying Iowa: shops, galleries, centers and watering holes located outside of the progressive “bubbles” of Johnson, Linn and Polk counties (Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Des...
Crystal healing therapy, in person

Crystal healing therapy, in person

If you’re looking to “let go” or have a feeling of meditative serenity, the crystal healing bed I experienced this month is not the way to go. Cheryl Weatherford     But if you’re seeking to bridge gaps of mind, body and soul, I strongly recommend the...