Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Free Movie: FOOD, Inc. on Wed Corktown Brunch on Sun

December Evolve Detroit


Greetings Detroit and all who grace us here!
Welcome to a brief but important Evolve Detroit. As many of you know through Facebook, I had outpatient surgery last week and I'm currently in recovery. I want to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers.

Due to this we will be canceling Temple Yoga on Wednesday the 17th and People's Yoga on Thursday the 18th. I am currently looking for subs but I have yet to find someone to cover this week. We will be back up and running with Temple Yoga on the 24th and People's Yoga on the 25th. Thank you for your continued support through this healing process.

Join us This Week!
Though I'm taking a healing hiatus from yoga, the wheels of evolution turn on and we have an exciting week to share. Detroit Abides Free screening of Food, Inc. happens on Wednesday and the Corktown Community Brunch will warm up the winter chill this coming Sunday. Please note: Due to weather our Sweets for your Sweetie Meet-up at Irene's was rescheduled for Friday, February 26th. Complete details on these events are included below.

Please visit the new Corktown Community Brunch page for our current wish list and volunteer opportunities.

Thank you all! Our blessings to you and yours.

In Health, Joy and Liberation,
Gregg on behalf of Team Newsom

February 16, 2010

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Events and Classes

FebruaryFood, Inc.

Detroit Abides
This Month's FREE Movie: Food, Inc.

Wednesday, February 17th 7-9pm
Location: Eastern Market's Heated Shed 5
Shed 5 is located at the corner of Russell & Alfred

Food, Inc., the critically acclaimed 2009 hit documentary from Participant Media, Magnolia Pictures and River Road Entertainment, gives audiences a vivid view of industrial food production, a system that in the last 50 years has drastically changed the American diet. Scrutinizing our national agriculture and food policies, the film examines why soda and fast food are now significantly cheaper and more accessible then fresh fruits and vegetables, and how this change has directly contributed to soaring rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other health problems. For more information, visit www.foodincmovie.com.

Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, Detroit Evolution, and Eastern Market Corporation come together on the third Wednesday of every month to present Detroit Abides, A Free Sustainability Gathering in Eastern Market's Shed 5. The event features a movie on a sustainable topic, explores the topic at the local level through discussion and support from regional groups and businesses, and creates a space to meet like-minded people from all walks of life & grow an active, healthy community.

In Detroit, food access issues and their related health outcomes are notorious. In an effort to educate and mobilize community members around the flaws of our country's prevailing food economy, EcoZoic Detroit will partner with Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, Eastern Market Corp. and Detroit Evolution to host a free movie screening and educational event on February 17th, featuring the film Food, Inc.

The event kicks off Detroit’s participation in the Ingredients for Change Campaign, a nationwide initiative to address America’s alarming rates of obesity and other major health problems directly linked to our country’s food system.

Corktown Brunch

Our Next Brunch is February 21st - The Menu is Coming Soon!
Please email to volunteer this month!

The Corktown Community Brunch brings friends and neighbors together to prepare healthy all local/organic food for other friends and neighbors. All are welcome and encouraged to inspire and inform discussions of local resilience, food security and environmental and social justice. This donation-based Brunch is offered on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

For more information please visit the new
Corktown Community Brunch page.

Sweets for your Sweetie
Friday, February 26th, 6:30-9pm $10
Location: Irene's Myomassology Institute
26061 Franklin Road, Southfield, MI 48033

Join Chef Angela Newsom at Irene's Myomassology Institute and learn how to make your own raw chocolates and desserts for that special person in your life. (And that special person could be YOU!) We will be preparing a White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake and Chocolate Almond Butter Cups using raw cacao. Raw cacao has many health benefits including:

Antioxidants - Raw cacao has more antioxidants than any food including blueberries, red wine and green tea! In fact, it has 4 times as many antioxidants than found in green tea!

Neurotransmitters - Raw cacao raises the level of seretonin in the brain, acting as a natural antidepressant!

Essential Minerals - Raw cacao is rich in essential minerals like magnesium and sulfur, great for building strong bones, a strong heart and beautiful hair!

This class is part of Irene's ongoing Veggie Meet-ups. To save your space in this class please RSVP through meet-up.com


Detroit Evolution Yoga sessions are always dedicated to the health, joy and liberation of all beings. Special attention is paid to the act of practicing yoga in Detroit and sharing the personal change achieved in yoga with change in the community. Our classes are taught specifically for the students in attendance. Yoga is first and foremost about the breath and does not refer to our experience or physical flexibility. We strive to find common ground and practice from that point. This practice will benefit those new to yoga and seasoned veterans.

Gregg Newsom has studied and practiced yoga since 1994. In 2004, he began to teach at yoga studios and medical centers across the Metro Detroit area. Though teaching many and varied styles of yoga his personal practice is Ashtanga. In 2006, Gregg traveled to Mysore, India to study with Ashtanga guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. His time in India enhanced his connection to the traditional practice of yoga and he strives to share this with all of his students. He's also been blessed to practice and study with Maju Jois, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Tim Miller and R. Sharath Rangaswamy.

Gregg Newsom


Wednesdays: Temple Yoga with Gregg Newsom
Every Wednesday, 7:15 - 8:15p - $12 walk-in
Location: Bharatiya Temple
6850 Adams Road, Troy, Michigan 48098

Thursdays: Community-Based Yoga with Gregg Newsom
Every Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30p - Suggested Donation $10
Location: Spirit of Hope Church
1519 Martin Luther King, Detroit 48208

Evolutionary Yoga returns to Detroit thanks to the Spirit of Hope Church and all of our dedicated students who have continued to support and encourage our efforts to share yoga in Detroit. NOTE THIS CHANGE: Please park on MLK and ring the front door to enter. We will be practicing in the 3rd floor gym. Please give yourself extra time if you are new to this location. Call 313.316.1411 if you need assistance. There is no entry after 6:30p. Dress in layers or bring blankets for the pranayama (breath & meditation) that concludes our session.

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Friday Night, February 19, 7pm-10pm and Saturday, February 20, 9am-5pm

Friday, Your Health Nutrition, and Fitness Questions Answered. Cost $25 in advance.
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Saturday, Illuminating the Era of Raw Foods. Cost $125 until January 15; $199 January 16-February 19. Learn the pitfalls of the raw diet, how to avoid them and discover many of the current fallacies that keep you from achieving optimal health. A buffet lunch is included in this all-day event. For more details please see http://livingyoganow.com/events/index.html
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USSF 2010

US Social Forum
Detroit, June 22-26, 2010
The US Social Forum is a movement building process. It is not a conference but it is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis. The USSF is the next most important step in our struggle to build a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms this country, and changes history. We must declare what we want our world to look like and we must start planning the path to get there. The USSF provides spaces to learn from each other’s experiences and struggles, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, build relationships, and align with our international brothers and sisters to strategize how to reclaim our world.

The purpose of the USSF is to effectively and affirmatively articulate the values and strategies of a growing and vibrant movement for justice in the United States. Those who build towards and participate in the USSF are no longer interested in simply stating what social justice movements “stand-against,” rather we see ourselves as part of new movements that reach beyond national borders, that practice democracy at all levels, and understand that neo-liberalism abroad and here in the US is not the solution. The USSF provides a first major step towards such articulation of what we stand for.

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