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massage certification & LICENSING

North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork

North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for each individual student to gain the knowledge and practical application of clinical massage therapy and structural bodywork.


The official website of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. A great resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about or pursue certification and licensure as a massage & bodywork therapist.

North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy 

This website is intended to provide information to those interested in the practice of massage and bodywork therapy in North Carolina. The mission and purpose of the Board is to regulate the practice of massage and bodywork therapy in the State of North Carolina to ensure standards of competency and to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

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Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Stockbridge, MA

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of yoga to produce thriving and health in individuals and society. It is the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America.

NJ Transformational Yoga Conference Hackettstown, NJ

An annual world-class weekend yoga conference. The organization also offers Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training. This 200-hour training will provide the dedicated yoga student with the knowledge and experience to teach from a beginner level and grow to advanced instructor with the 500-hour teacher training program.

YOGA Resources & supplies


Manduka is much more than just yoga gear. Founder Peter Sterios chose the name Manduka in homage to the ancient yoga pose Mandukasana or frog. The first time Peter heard and repeated the name of the pose he experienced a sense of childlike joy and delight as the sound rolled off his tongue. The joy of Manduka is now spoken in more than 35 countries all over the world and the quality and performance of Manduka mats and yoga accessories are still unmatched in the marketplace.

Yoga Journal

The website of the popular Yoga Journal magazine, covering yoga poses, yoga lifestyle, health and yoga, yoga wisdom, yoga community, yoga conferences and yoga video.

pregnancy & childbirth

PureJoy Childbirth Education  Denver, NC

PureJoy offers comprehensive natural childbirth education focusing on a healthy pregnancy through nutrition and exercise, and a happy birth through information, support, and relaxation. The class series lasts 9-12 weeks and includes the birth partner. Professional labor support (doula) services are also available.

Food & Nutrition: Local farms and businesses

Poultry Junction Farms  Stanley, NC

Here at The Poultry Junction, we are dedicated to serving you and your family. We are an NC-certified Meat Handler and Hatchery, selling 100 & all natural whole chickens, special cuts, and fresh eggs.

Suzie Q’s Farm Lincolnton, NC

Naturally raised pork, beef and free-range eggs. We love our animals and our customers. We want both to have the best. Competitive prices. Local delivery.

Big Oak Farm  Denver, NC

With offices in Denver and pasture in Kannapolis, we are a family of farmers who have been proudly involved in North Carolina agriculture for over 100 years. Big Oak Farm focuses on all-natural beef products, producing the best all-natural beef you can find. Our beef products are USDA inspected and vacuum sealed for freshness and preservation of our all-natural flavor. We are the true producers of all our beef.

Absolute Organics Newton, NC

We are a family owned and operated business located in Newton, North Carolina and delivering to Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. Our family has been eating organic since the birth of our son in 2001 when we discovered that commercially grown food has many harmful chemicals.

Lincoln County Farmer’s Market Lincolnton, NC and Denver, NC

The best way to locate fruits, vegetables, farm products, and agricultural tourism local to Lincoln County is by visiting the Lincoln County Farmers Market! Open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7am to noon at the Lincolnton location, and open on Saturdays from 8am to noon at the Denver location.

Davidson Farmer’s Market  Davidson, NC

The Davidson Farmer’s Market is a producer-only, year-round market featuring more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100 mile radius. The market is a lively gathering place for meeting friends and for learning about food, agriculture and nutrition. Growers and producers are on hand to answer your questions, from “How was this grown?” to questions about how to prepare and preserve all types of foods.

Conover Farmer’s Market  Conover, NC

The Conover Farmers Market will provide Catawba Valley with the best locally grown and produced products. A different approach to other markets, the Conover Farmers Market will focus on vendors providing products from the farm to the fork. All vendors complete a simple application process, including an on-site visit and approval of the Board of Directors. Produce is available in season and grown by our vendors in a 75 miles radius of the market!

food & nutrition

Local Harvest

The best organic food is what’s grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Want to support this great web site? Shop in our catalog for things you can’t find locally!

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