Monday, March 31, 2014

Schwartz Living Market: an Urban Oasis For Healthful Living. Save the Date: May 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Walk, Jog, Bike, Carpool, Drive, Cab, Pedicab, Motorcycle, to Schwartz Living Market: An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living! Free parking behind the market across Bingham Street!

Schwartz Living Market is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We are An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living! An amazing juice bar, and vegan, gluten free food are our signature offerings at this moment in time. Even more options are available on Saturdays. If you are on the path to healthful living and wellness, stop on by, and be part of the action! Free parking behind the market across Bingham Street for customers.

Our anchor tenants Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, are Jonathan's Foods, and The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar. In addition to these two amazing vendors, other vendors on Saturdays include Soup For Your Soul, Designs by Gloria & Company,  the Educational Vision Gym, Third Day Soaps & GardenYellow Corn Native American Recovery, Photography by Richard Snyder and Photography and more by Laura Beck.

 Select books for sale include Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm by Permaculturist extraordinaire and our designer and contractor, Darrell Frey; Wisdom From An Empty Mind by Jacob Liberman with Erik Liberman; Healthful Cuisine by Anna Marie Clement,  LifeForce: superior health and longevity; Living Foods for Optimum Health: Your Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Raw FoodsKiller Clothes by Brian Clement co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute.

Dr. Jacob Liberman and Dr. Elisa Haransky-Beck will be hosting an experiential workshop, Stop Looking, Start Seeing, on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Recommended reading prior to this event is Jacob Liberman's book, Wisdom From An Empty Mind, available for purchase at the market. Go to to register for this amazing event. Vegan, gluten free lunch and fresh juice included in the registration fee. Direct questions to Dr. Haransky-Beck at, the Schwartz Living Market Facebook page, or to #412-491-0303.

Kirstie Pomilio will be hosting an event in consciousness at Schwartz Living Market this coming Friday, April 4, 2014, in the evening to complete her Master's Degree! Pre-registration is required. If you are interested in volunteering to help Kirstie, go to:

From Kirstie: I will be holding an experiential workshop that will serve as my graduate research project.

My list of interests is so multidisciplinary that I decided a phenomenological study would best suit inquiry on consciousness. I would like to someday create and teach art therapy workshops like this to assist in spiritual identity discovery and development.

I have a Bachelors in Visual Arts as well as Psychology, and am fascinated with shamanism and trance states of consciousness, It is my mission to bring forth healing to others through art, mysticism and nourishment

*Currently I am submitting to the IRB and awaiting approval from my advisors and the board at Saybrook,.. but I would like to get a group of potential volunteers beforehand to get the word out.

The first Friday of April, 2014, I will be leading a workshop/study at Schwartz Living Market, where participants will be in 1 of two groups: drummers or painters. We will have multiple twenty-minute drumming sessions in which the artists interpret the music into a small painting.

Directly proceeding the study there will be some time to socialize and eat delicious creations from Jonathan's Foods and The Enchanted Garden juice and smoothie bar!

Research is always voluntary. Please invite others and share, I would ideally like to have 20-30 participants.

*There is free parking behind the building.

*You may keep each painting that you create during the workshop, however it will be held immediately after the event for analysis.
*All art supplies will be provided as well as FREE vegan/vegetarian/gFree foods after.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Tasso Spanos, C.M.P.T. on Low Back Pain Relief. Join Us!

For the first time in Pittsburgh, PA, Tasso Spanos, B.S., M.S. , C.M.P.T., certified Myofascial Trigger Point Release Therapist will present a three hour workshop on How to Relieve or Prevent Most Common Forms of Low Back Pain

Join us on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Schwartz Living Market! 
Cost for this amazing workshop is only $30.00 in advance or $35.00/person at the door!!!

This is a myofascial trigger point course offered as an alternative to surgical intervention, drugs or aggressive therapy. There are 9 different muscles that can contribute to various locations of pain in the lower back and sciatica pain. The focus will be on traumatized spots in the muscles called trigger points, which refer to pain or weakness to other parts of the body, thereby confusing clinicians who are not aware of their existence or complexity. Participants will be taught where the trigger points are located and how to treat and stretch them. Handouts will be provided.

Tasso Spanos has 32 years of experience as a pain specialist. He earned his B.S, in Biology from Bucknell University and did his master's work at the University of North Carolina. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, the American Society of Pain Educators, and the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists. He has studied with Dr. Hans Kraus, Bonnie Prudden, Dr. David Simonds, and Dr. Janet Travell, White House Physician to President Kennedy. His many presentations include the American Academy of Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic, and many groups of MD's, DD's, RB's, PT's, OT's and massage therapists.

Mr. Spanos is the founder of the Pittsburgh School of Pain Management and was the director of the Center for Pain Treatment. He created the Feeling Better exercise video, contributed to the book, Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain, and has presented frequently to the  Pittsburgh Live Today show on SBSTV-KDKA Pittsburgh. He has led his stretch class, Feeling Better, since 1982 at Chataqua Institute and at St. Stephans Church in Sewickley, PA, Osher classes at Carnegie Mellon University, and Grass Roots Festival of Music and Dance.

Register by calling Tasso Spanos at 412-977-1896, or calling Elisa Beck at 412-491-0303, or E- mailing, or contacting us through the Schwartz Living Market Facebook page. Mail check or money order to Schwartz Living Market, P.O. Box 81081, Pittsburgh, PA, by Thursday, March 20, 2014, or pay at the door by cash, check, or credit card. Pre-registration is preferred! Cost is $30.00/person in advance or $35.00/person at the door.

We look forward to seeing you on March 22!

Following Tasso's workshop, there will be a free GMO free, organic seed sharing facilitated by Ashley Paradox. 

Please note Schwartz Living Market is closed this coming Saturday, March 15, 2014. Happy St. Patrick's Day! We are in the process of planning next year's Schwartz Living Market's St. Patrick's Day strategy along with folks from the Green Building Alliance, PA Resources Council, and more!! We are planning a truly clean GREEN St. Patrick's Day celebration in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side for 2015!

Elisa Beck, Owner
Schwartz Living Market: An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Special Saturdays in March, 2014 at Schwartz Living Market!

Albert of Knot Just Weeds demonstrating Paper Making at Schwartz Living Market!

 Brother and Sister love!

 Who are the politicians in the bunch? Barbara of the Lion's Club and our famous Bruce Kraus, now President of Pittsburgh City Council. We love you Bruce!

Schwartz Living Market during the South Side Soup Contest on February 22, 2014!
Occupy Schwartz Living Market!

Schwartz Living Market's hours are now Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Anchor vendors on Tuesdays through Fridays are The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar and Jonathan's Vegan/Gluten Free Foods! Dr. Elisa Beck hosts an educational Vision Gym on Thursday afternoons anytime between 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
In addition to Jonathan's Foods and The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar on Saturdays Soup For Your Soul, Third Day Organics, Gloria Pierson of Designs by Gloria, and David Smith of Yellow Corn Native American Recovery join us!

Saturdays in March 2014, at Schwartz Living Market:

Saturday, March 8, 2014@11:30 AM: an amazing class called Vegetable Gardening 101 produced by the Pittsburgh Garden Experiment with Carol Brand
Saturday, March 22, 2014:  Seed Swap facilitated by Ashley Paradox!

For a FEE!
Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tasso Spanos on Low Back Pain
Register through or by calling Tasso at 412-431-5939.


Sunday, May 4, 2014: for an experiential workshop with Dr. Jacob Liberman and Dr. Elisa Beck: Stop Looking, Start Seeing; $200 by April 15, $225 by May 1 and $250 at the door. Questions and Registration through and 412-491-0303.

September, 2014: During the last weekend in September, Schwartz Living Market will host a three day Advanced Permaculture Design Workshop. Details soon!

Vendor spaces are available for rent. Contact us at or 412-491-0303.
Blessings, Elisa Beck, Owner :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM the Schwartz Living Market Upcycle Flea Market. Join us y'all!

Yippee! We are booked solid with 25+ vendors at Schwartz Living Market for our first ever Upcycle/Flea Market in conjunction with the South Side Soup Contest, this coming Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM!

 Put on your shopping hat and shoes, and come on down! Free parking behind the market across Bingham Street. Then, walk around to the front door to check out our regular Saturday vendors: The Enchanted Garden Juice and Smoothie Bar; Jonathan's Gluten-Free, Vegan Food; Building New Hope Fairly traded shade grown organic coffee; Designs by Gloria vintage jewelry and handmade jewelry and more; Third Day Organics soaps, lotions and body scrubs; Three Sister's Farm Educational Display with Darrell Frey; the Educational Vision Gym with Dr. Elisa Beck; and Photography by Richard Snyder and Laura Beck.

In addition to our regular Saturday vendors, enjoy Upcycled Jewelry by Lisa Marie Bruno, a paper making demonstration and beautiful Paper Art for sale by Albert Pantone, of Knot Just Weeds; amazing Paper Cuts by Kristine Carr of Go Carr Go; Furniture and Housewares by Jean Hayes, Renee George and more; Handmade Hoola HoopsTrilodeon, Energy Healing by Kaitlyn Rose, ReJeffa; Paul; Sarah Allesio; Living by Day Meditation Pillows; Yellow Corn; Glass Art; Natural Pet Treats; the Lion's Club; the South Side Anglican Church, and Pamela Arder of Soup For Your Soul, our regular Saturday vendor who is participating in the South Side Soup Contest!

Join us this coming Saturday and visualize the market being this full every day of the week!

Schwartz Living Market is currently open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Join Schwartz Living Market on Facebook!

The South Side Anglican Church worships at 1317 East Carson Street on Sunday mornings. Lots of beautiful children have lots of fun!

 South Side Anglican Church at 1317 East Carson Street on Sunday mornings 

Soup for Your Soul!

 Face painting Fun!

 Great Juice with Kale and Celery! Mmmmm!
 Magnificent family!
 Lots of performers love Jonathan's Foods and The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar!
 Jonathan's Food is awesome!

 Toasting with wheat grass juice. Cleanse away those toxins!
 Hooping and walking at the same time anyone?!
 Barbara of the Lion's Club!
 Pamela Arder of Soup for Your Soul!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Flea/Upcycle Market & the South Side Soup Contest at Schwartz Living Market on February 22, 2014!

Join us at Schwartz Living Market at 1317 East Carson Street on Saturday, February 22, 2014, for our first ever Flea~Upcycle Market Extravaganza between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM! This special event is in conjunction with our regular Saturday vendors including Jonathan's Foods, Vegan, Gluten Free fare; The Enchanted Garden Juice and Smoothie Bar; Third Day Organics soaps. lotions and body scrubs; Designs by Gloria Jewelry, knitted items and more; Yellow Corn Native American Recovery; the Educational Vision Gym; and Soup for Your Soul, our newest Saturday vendor. We are so excited that Pamela Arder owner of Soup For Your Soul, will be participating in the South Side Soup Contest !

At the Flea/Upcycle vendor booths, shop for Upcycled furniture and accessories for your home,  midcentury housewares,vintage women's apparel and accessories, handmade handbags and yoga totes with recycled materials, meditation cushions, decorative pouches, incense holders, natural pet treats, natural body products, hand made hoola hoops, and more!

Schwartz Living Market is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Black Yoga with Kimmee Massie is Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. $10.00/class. The South Side Anglican Church worships at the market on Sunday mornings.

SAVE the DATE: Stop Looking, Start Seeing daylong experiential workshop with Dr. Jacob Liberman of Maui, Hawaii, and Dr. Elisa B.H.Beck of Pittsburgh, PA!  May 4, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Register through or call 412-491-0303. Cost is $200 before April 15, $225 by May 1, or $250 at the door.

Have a blessed day! Elisa Beck:)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Programs and Classes at Schwartz Living Market in January, 2014, and beyond!

Exciting upcoming Event and Ongoing Programming at Schwartz Living Market!

Free Special Event on Thursday, January 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM: Stone Soup and Solar!
Schwartz Living Market is excited and honored to be hosting the monthly meeting of the Western PA Association of SUNWPA! Soup served from the amazing gluten-free vegan Jonathan's Foods!
Go to to register for this free event!

SAVE THE DATE: The first every Upcycle/Flea Market on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in conjunction with the South Side Soup contest! Our Saturday vendor Pamela Arder of Soup for Your Soul's soup will be featured in the SSSoup Contest, so come on down!!
Flea/Upcycle Tables are $25.00 for Saturday, February 22. Contact us through the Schwartz Living Market Facebook page, at or at 412-491-0303 to reserve a table!

Schwartz Living Market's regular vendors including Jonathan's Foods, The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar, Designs by Gloria, Third Day, Yellow Corn, & the Vision Gym, will be at the market along with the first ever South Side Upcycle/Flea Market including treasures from Flashback furnishings, Handmade Hoop sales, Animal Delights and lots more! Stay tuned!

Ongoing classes at the market:

Black Yoga with Kim Massie, 6:30 to 7:30 PM Tuesday evenings; $10.00/class

Yoga Classes with Lauren Pearlman from Noon to 1:00 PM beginning on Thursday, January 16, 2014; $10.00/class

Vision Gym introduction with Elisa Haransky-Beck, O.D., F.C.O.V.D., S.M.E., Doctor of Optometry; Fellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development; Somatic Movement Educator; These free educational sessions are on Thursday afternoons in January anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 PM! :)

The Schwartz Living Market Transition Town project is interested in those that participate to be fully knowledgable about what this project is all about and what we've been working on behind the scenes since 2009. Yup, over five years now! 

This week is the first in a series from 10 AM to 11 AM Thursdays in January @ SLM now required for current and future vendors. All interactive talks are with Elisa Beck unless otherwise specified. This series is open to the public.

Week 1: Thursday, January 9, 2014; SLM/ 1317 East Carson Street & why and how this is a Transition Town process
Week 2: Thursday, January 16, 2014; The Raw Living Foods Lifestyle with Elisa Beck and Recovery with David Smith
Week 3: Thursday, January 23, 2014: The Living Building Challenge
Week 4: Thursday, January 30, 2014: Vision Therapy and Visioning Present and Future with SLM/1317 EC and beyond!

There will be a second round of the series detailed above in condensed 3 week form on the first three Saturdays in February, 2014, for current Saturday only vendors and others that are interested in our process. No fee for current and prospective vendors and behind the scenes folks who have been working on this process for years now! The fee for these two series for others will be $35 dollars per person/hour session. Saturday classes in February will be filmed by Mark Dixon, and we will ask participants to sign a release form. Rough cuts will be provided for future vendors to see prior to admission as vendors in the market.

And SAVE the DATES to please share with all of your lists!!

May 2, 2014, for the first ever Lifestyle Medicine Conference in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA

May 4, 2014, from 10 AM to 6 PM in Pittsburgh, PA, when Jacob Liberman and I will co-present at Schwartz Living Market! Here's a TEDX talk Jacob did in 2013 in Maui, Hawaii, where he lives...
Share this SAVE the DATE widely! Fee is $200/person if registered by April 15 and $225 by May 1. At the door registration is $250.

Elisa Beck :)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Join us later this week at Schwartz Living Market at 1317 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side on Thursday, Friday,  and Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM.

We will be closed this coming Tuesday, December 31, New Year's eve, and Wednesday, January 1, 2014, for New Year's Day. 
Happy New Year from everyone at the market and behind the scenes!

We are so thankful for our amazing vendors & teachers including:
  • Jonathan DiSalle of Jonathan's Foods, specializing in Gluten- free Vegan foods and treats
  • Jackie Day, Carmen, and Simon, of The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar
  • Cynthia Hill of On the Third Day Soaps and Garden 
  • Gloria Pierson of Gloria & Company Designs specializing in handmade and organic jewelry
  • Pamela Arder of Soup For Your Soul, specializing in organic soups
  • David Smith of Yellow Corn Native American Recovery
  • Kim Massie who teaches Black Yoga classes Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Thanks to Paul K, Market Manager; Jeff Newman;  Jeff S., and Building New Hope
We also would like to thank the South Side Anglican Church whose congregation worships in the space on Sundays.
Save the date for upcoming classes in 2014:
  • Lauren Pearlman will be teaching new lunchtime Flow Yoga classes beginning on Thursdays Noon to one PM on Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • Hooping classes beginning in mid-January on Saturday afternoons between 4:00 and 5:00 PM
We are also thankful for the amazing folks that have been working behind the scenes over the past several years including:

  • Kate O'Brien, Resident Angel!
  • Darrell Frey, Owner of Three Sister's Farm, Permaculturist, Author
  • Elizabeth Lynch, Permaculturist 
  • Pam Barroso, Advisor and Foodie
  • Brad Hochberg, Energreen
  • Lauren DeCleva, Interior Designer
  • Sarah Ashley B, Permaculturist and Creative Soul
  • Tara Alexander, Permaculturist and Filmmaker
  • Jenna West, Graphic Designer for Schwartz Living Market
  • Mark Dixon, Filmmaker
  • Richard Pierson, Advisor
  • Patricia DeMarco, Ph.D., Author
  • Sven Hosford, Connector
  • Patricia Lemer, Author
  • Chad Mosesso, Dot Connector
  • Kevin May, Flowetry Artist
  • Tony Albrecht, A.I.A.
  • Plumber Pete
  • Electrician Mark
  • Mark Power, Managing Director of City Theatre
  • In & Out Parking
  • Community folks, neighbors, and those shopping in our market
  • & many, many others! 
Scroll back in this blog to read our Vision Statement and see what's in store for 2014 and beyond as we continue working in slow mindful development at 1317 East Carson Street, our Urban Oasis for Healthful Living and the center of our Permaculture, Transition Town process in the heart of Pittsburgh's Historic Main Street! We are so excited!

All the best for a healthy, happy and amazingly transformational 2014! From all of us at 1317 East Carson Street!

I am deeply thankful for my amazing husband, children, father, siblings, sister-in-law and family, and friends, for supporting this incredible process,

Elisa Beck :) 
Developmental Optometrist, Somatic Movement Educator, and Developer of 1317 East Carson Street and Schwartz Living Market
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Here's my toast to a new year with a shot of wheatgrass juice dropped into a deep green drink with kale, cucumber and celery! Let's put some sprouts in there too! And lose the plastic cup!!! :) :)