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Meet Jesse Kennedy, founder of Hummingbird Connections, Retreats for Mindful Living.  Jesse, is certified to Reiki II and an advanced ThetaHealing® practitioner offering private sessions in Santa Cruz, CA. Hummingbird Connections offers workshops and retreats to help you connect, learn and grow. Our focus is on guiding each person to access and work with their innate […]

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Frustrated with the lack of truly natural products on the market, learning more about the excessive damage cosmetics and manufacturing industries are inflicting on our oceans and waterways, and realizing that every dollar we spend is like casting a ballot, we decided to take matters into our own hands by creating our own product lines […]

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MenNavigate is committed to supporting men individually to successfully balance their life demands with health necessities. Anne Freiwald, Health Strategist and Coach provides personalized strategies for every man to save their lives from being cut short unnecessarily and to: 1. Achieve success and balance in all aspects of their lives 2. Create and sustain their […]

Feeling vibrant and joyful with our health and in our lives is our birthright! My mission is to take a stand for women reclaiming vibrant health and allowing more joy, ease and balance in their lives…all while having fun! It’s all about developing an empowered mindset and taking small steps from a place of celebration […]

The Santa Cruz Challenge is a structured 12-week HEALTH and FITNESS program. It is designed to INSPIRE individuals to get excited about health, ENCOURAGE people to find healthier food choices, BUILD community and provide incentives for individuals to reach the next level of fitness. It’s a lifestyle, a consciousness and most importantly an ADVENTURE to […]

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Aura Marcela Torres, DDS Aura Marcela Torres was born in Villavicencio, Colombia and attended San Martin University in Bogotá, graduating with honors in Dental Medicine in 1988. After moving to the U.S. in 1990, she continued her studies in general and restorative dentistry, earning her license to practice dentistry in California in 1994. Dr. Torres […]

Founder of Optimal Health and Fitness and Co-Founder of the Santa Cruz Challenge, Chinese Doctor LeTa is a Certified Personal Trainer by the International Academy of Sports Sciences, Certified Outdoor Action Fitness Instructor, a California Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist, A Board Member of Inner Light Ministries, a First Line Therapy Provider and runs a […]

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Bonnie Bea, founder of Beyond Autoimmune, specializes in supporting and empowering women who are tired of suffering from chronic autoimmune illness reclaim their health and get back to enjoying what they love. As an Integrative Holistic Healing Practitioner and ThetaHealing Instructor Bonnie uses a unique and highly effective combination of tools and techniques to help […]

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Creative Cultures’ unique formulas were created in Santa Cruz by Kelly Dearie, a mother, teacher, and natural chef who helped heal her husband from two serious diseases deemed incurable by medical doctors. Through Creative Cultures, Kelly’s healing drinks are now sold throughout the bay area, soon to be distributed nationwide. You can sign up for […]

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Nihal is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist (L.Ac.), by the California Acupuncture Board and a Certified Kundalini & Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, amongst many other Licenses & Certifications. Don’t miss Nihal’s Burnout Breakthrough workshops and Yoga for the Soul, see her website for details! Nihal Kaur maintains advanced training in Japanese Palpation-Based Acupuncture, a style that minimizes discomfort and maximizes results. Nihal specializes […]

Nutrition consultations at NOURISH are with Jocelyn Dubin MS, RD. Jocelyn offers one on one nutrition consultations that meet each individual client’s needs. You may choose to consult with Jocelyn in her office at NOURISH, by phone, Skype, at your favorite grocery store, or even in a restaurant. If you or your family member is […]

A Real Breakthrough I am a long time resident of Santa Cruz and have been a member of the small business community for many years. I opened the ‘locals favorite’ Paradise Surf Shop in 1997 and have been enjoying an adventurous entrepreneurial lifestyle ever since. I am the mother of two amazing kids (9 &12) […]

Stainless Steel water bottles designed right here in Santa Cruz by Founders Jenny Twaddle and Monica Karst. Water is a lifestyle Rehydrate, Refill, Reduce Good for the body and the planet Omnia h2o stainless steel water bottles are made of non-leaching 18/8 stainless steel cold up to 24hours hot up to 12 hours double wall […]

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Sage Float Spa is your go-to place to relax in a distraction-free setting that provides the opportunity to internally tackle whatever challenges you may be facing. Conquer stress, anxiety and depression, sleep better, jump-start creativity and connect with your intuition. Commit to self-care, unplug and realign at Sage. Sage is co-owned by Elana Gainor. Elana […]