Upstate South Carolina


News Briefs.

In celebration of the practice’s one-year anniversary, Jonathan Sharpe, DC, owner of and practitioner at Cardinal Integrative Health: A Chiropractic Center, would like extend his thanks for a wonderful first year. “We love the Upstate community and feel honored to be a part of it,” he exclaims. Dr. Sharpe is celebrating his success in the upstate by offering a special price for initial visits. (read more…)

For those interested in discovering the advantage of using a BEMER product, now is your chance. As a certified BEMER partner, Richard Ebert can answer questions and demonstrate the products during an office visit which can include an in-depth experience, as well as provide information on how the products can improve a user’s quality of life. (read more…)

Natural Awakenings Upstate congratulates Sports Spine & Industrial, otherwise known as SSI Physical Therapy, on its 2017 Facility of the Year award presented by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. SSI is a female-owned private practice that was also named South Carolina’s Small Business of the Year in 2007 by the Small Business Association. (read more…)

To encourage taxpayers to reduce both their energy usage and carbon footprint, many states, along with the federal government, offer tax credit incentives against the purchase cost of solar energy systems and other energy-efficient green energy products. For South Carolina residents, both a 30 percent federal tax credit and a (read more…)

Melanie Boulos, owner of Mel-O-Yoga, and Joan Craig, Mel-O-Yoga instructor and owner of Choose Joyful Health, are partnering together to bring mindful movement and mindful eating to the Spring season. On Sunday, March 11, they are hosting a free mindful-eating seminar, Eat on Purpose, at Mel-O-Yoga. This interactive seminar, (read more…)

On Sunday, March 11, Unity Spiritual Center of Clemson/Anderson welcomes theologian, kabalistic mystic, and four-time Agape Revelation Conference Keynote Speaker Will Coleman, Ph.D. The focus of his message and workshop is on the dynamic power of consciously connecting with whole-body emotions and mind. This practice is intended to optimize one’s experience of vitality and prosperity. (read more…)

Illuminate: The Psychic and Healing Arts Expo returns on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The event, produced by Julie King and Itha Trantham, offers intuitive guidance, alternative healing therapies, information on numerous subjects, and celebrates the holistic and spiritual (read more…)

On Saturday, March 3, the Whole Health Nation health symposium comes to Zen, in Greenville. The intention of the conference is to help the community regain control of their health by learning to practice the behaviors of our forefathers. Classes such as Weeds: Friend or Foe?, Seed Saving, Mushrooms for Immunity, Culinary Herbs for Healing Meals, Potato Gardening in Containers, and Growing (read more…)

Events are listed within graphic above. Click on the graphic to enlarge.

2/22/18: Happiness Hat-Titude was changed from 3/10 to 3/24; time and place remain the same. To read the news brief on this event, click here. Use contact info beneath event listing to get further information.

Please contact organizers directly about the two paid events listed at the bottom, since Natural Awakenings may not have the most recent information on these events.
(read more…)

2/22/18 UPDATE: Organizer Georgina B. Nava has informed us that the date of this event has been changed from March 10 to March 24; time and place remain the same. Please use contact info in the endnote for inquiries.

On Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Generation Be Now is hosting Happiness Hat-Titude, a bilingual event for women to celebrate International Women’s Day, which occurs globally on March 8. The event will be held at Aloft Hotel in downtown Greenville. It includes lunch, a business expo, networking, (read more…)

Stephanie Bowen, an independent brand promoter for Le-vel Thrive, is introducing the Thrive program at a free open house event on March 8 at 7 p.m. Thrive is a premium supplement plan that is said to assist in weight management, cognitive performance, digestive and immune function and antioxidant support. (read more…)

For Upstate South Carolina residents looking to improve the quality of the air they breathe within their homes, U.S. Energy Solutions in Taylors now offers Phenomenal Aire cold plasma generator technology, a whole house air purification solution.

Those who have felt invigorated, awake, and alert while hiking on a high mountain trail or walking along the shoreline of an ocean have experienced (read more…)

On Thursday evening, March 8, Speak for Animals will host its 12th Annual Spa for Spays event at Zen, in downtown Greenville. “Spa for Spays is a popular and unique fundraising event offering an evening of pampering and fun for our human guests,” reveals Susan Bufano of Speak for Animals.

The goal of the event is to raise money for spay and neutering services in the community. (read more…)

Salútem Organic Massage owner, esthetician, and massage therapist Heather Coe Meuldijk recently completed a course in using tuning forks as way to relieve pain and increase blood flow.

Electrical vibration tools have often been used as a replacement for massage work, Meuldijk explains. (read more…)

To celebrate her second year at the Chick Hampton Building, Sally Maxey of Sally’s Therapeutic Touch is hosting a Client Education Open House on Friday, March 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. Maxey invites guests to sip herbal tea while she explains what a client can expect from CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, manual lymph drainage therapy, reiki, polarity and reflexology. (read more…)

The Sanctuary at Falls Cottage provides the venue and the etheric space for ultimate well-being and transformation, providing various healing modalities as well as events, classes and programs for awareness and growth. (read more…)

Dr. George Auger, DC, FCSC, announces that Auger Family Chiropractic has both a new website and new logo for their family chiropractic center, as well as newer technology. Wellness Coordinator Connie Hood states, “We now have a digital x-ray (read more…)

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, Dr. Jay Wrigley from Charlotte, North Carolina, will be hosting an informational discussion at St. John Chiropractic Center, in Traveler’s Rest. The event will explain to attendees how to take charge of their health naturally, including how to properly choose nutritional supplements for maximum effectiveness. (read more…)

Certified spiritual life coach Alexandria Pederson, founder of Centers of Light and Love, LLC, is offering a weekly tele-class class, beginning on Thursday, January 25, at 7:00 pm. Pederson indicates that the system of spiritual life coaching that she teaches is a proven method of change and (read more…)

On Tuesday, January 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, Energy Source Home is hosting a free seminar on how to build an affordable net-zero home, or how to retro your existing home to zero.

The seminar will teach the attendees how to save energy, money and the environment. (read more…)

The Upstate Food Co-op is a member-owned volunteer organization celebrating its 40 year anniversary in 2018. “With growing interest in healthier diets,” explains General Manager Theresa Pizzuto, “we provide a local, member-owned resource for many healthy foods, including local produce, dairy, (read more…)

Circulation Nation now carries the Voxx Life Human Performance Technology (HPT) product line of socks and insoles. The HPT technology has been shown to improve balance, athletic performance, stamina, pain relief and more. Based on 45 years of research in neuromuscular science, the VOXX Life HPT socks (read more…)

Personal coaches are in demand, as many people are searching for meaning amidst personal and global challenges. Applicants can get ready to start a new business in this exciting area by training to be a Soul Coaching practitioner at a professional certification program led by trainers Theresa Gendron, (read more…)

For those who are seeking more natural alternatives in their spa experience, Upstate patrons have an option in Greer: Tranquility Day Spa. In operation since 1981, the spa offers natural, vegan, botanical, gluten- and GMO-free products, and, during the month of December, all products will be discounted 20 percent. Christmas shoppers with family and friends (read more…)

On December 2, Santa is arriving at the Greenville Zoo to take pictures with the children and their families. The children will be able to visit with Santa from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and the first 100 children to take a picture with Santa will receive a cookie and milk. To celebrate the holidays, some of the animals around the zoo will have their own tree and will enjoy a variety of enrichment treats. The children’s visit to Santa is included in the admission price for the zoo.

Greenville Zoo is located at 150 Cleveland Park Dr., Greenville. For more information, call 864-467-4300, or visit


CORRECTION: We have been notified that the original info given in this brief is incorrect; it was taken from an events website which evidently had not yet been updated for this winter’s season. Correct info, per Ice on Main:

Tickets are $10 per person and includes skate rental
Hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 3 PM – 8 PM
Friday and Saturday: 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 7 PM
School Break Hours: Wednesday, December 20 – Tuesday, January 2 (every day): 11 AM – 10 PM
Special Holiday Hours: Monday, January 15 (last day to skate): 11 AM – 9 PM

United Bank on Main is hosting their annual ice rink in downtown Greenville from November 24 through January 15. Located at the Village Green, Ice on Main will be open on Monday through Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, including skate rental.

Ice on Main is located at 206 S. Main St., Greenville. For more information, call 864-467-4355, or visit


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