Monday, October 28, 2013

Free Lecture Demonstration on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM with Tasso Spanos certified Trigger Point Myofascial Therapist: Freedom From Physical Pain!

Freedom From 

Physical Pain

MEET TASSO G. SPANOS CTPM at Schwartz Living Market at 1317 East Carson Street



Everyone has experienced pain, but often pain can become chronic & debilitating. Whether you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, Fibromyalgia, migraines or back pain, this lecture is a must see!
  • Explore how and why Myofascial (muscle) dysfunction and trigger point can cause pain
  • See how adjustments to your environment can prevent and/or decrease pain
  • Watch volunteers from the audience experience the relief of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
  • Learn to help yourself and your family

Mr. Spanos is a certified Trigger Point Myofascial Therapist with over 30 years experience solving pain problems. A student of Dr. Janet Travell, White House physician to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, Tasso delivers more than all the aspirin in the world! Known in Pittsburgh, PA and at the Chautauqua Institute as a “life saver”, Tasso brings his knowledge and expertise to Pittsburgh’s Historic South Side at Schwartz Living Market!

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FREE PARKING AVAILABLE behind Schwartz Living Market across Bingham Street


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Schwartz Living Market hosts 4th River Free Skool and more on Saturday, October 19, 2013!

Schwartz Living Market hosts 4th River Free Skool10-19-2013 Noon to 8:00PM! Regular market hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Come one, come all! Saturday, October 19, 2013, Schwartz Living Market at 1317 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s Historic South Side hosts 4th River Free Skool! The market will be open with The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar from 11 AM to at least 5 PM as well and other vendors including Third Day Organics, Owlet Organics, Dame Ashley's Attichandmade and vintage jewelry by Gloria, Yellow Corn Native American Recovery, Harry Nez's Fine Native American Art, Alanna and Odin's Four Winds Metaphysical/Healing, Designs by Lauren DeKleva, and more! 

Free parking behind the market across Bingham for market customers. Then walk around the block and come on in the front door on East Carson Street!

-12:00-12:20--What is the Living Building Challenge? with Elisa Beck, Ambassador, Living Building Challenge
--1:00-1:20--What is Optometric Vision Therapy? with Elisa Beck, Developmental Optometrist, Somatic Movement Educator

Clothing Hack! .
A few simple DIY demos will be added to clothing swap during this hour (clothing swap starts at 12). Learn how to cut a T-shirt into a racer-back tank, turn old jeans into a rad utility belt and more. Try it out on something you find at the swap! Most of the demos will be no-sew but there will be a sewing machine available for use. Bring safety pins, decorative items, thread, and other materials you think might be useful.
Herbal Preparations Demo with Michelle Czolba.
Come and learn how to make herbal tinctures using the simpler's method. It is quick, easy and oftentimes dirty. Bring a 4 ounce jar if you'd like to make your own during class. We will tincture whatever is ready to be put up.
DIY Bikes with D'Aubin
Speakin' on the Vegan with Judah. KMT
9-year-old Judah will talk about living a vegan lifestyle.
Yoga with Derek Martin - BRING YOUR YOGA MAT ;)
Yoga is the language of breath and movement.  In a basic power vinyasa class, students learn the Ujjayi breathing technique and how to use it in the varying parts of a yoga practice.  A power practice can be challenging and taking rest when your body calls for it is of utmost importance.  In breath, movement, and rest we all participate in the process of self-discovery; getting to know our limits and furthering them at our own comfort level with full awareness of mind, body and breath. 
Poi Spinning 101 with Faith Hersey. 
Learn the basics of the Maori art of spinning balls on strings and how to make your own practice poi. Two practice poi will be available.
Artistic License 101 with James Bristol. 
Introduction to creative thinking. Explore processes to access inner creativity. Practice techniques for allowing flow of ideas. Apply ideas though various mediums such as graphite, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil and acrylic paint.
Kids' Story Writing with Cecil Merlin.
Astrology with Alex Baker.
Understanding the Cause of Health with Amanda Maloney. 
Natural Hygiene is literally the science of health. It is about identifying the cause or causes of a disease, as opposed to simply diagnosing and attempting (futilely) to cover up symptoms. By addressing the causes, it is therefore the next logical step to stop doing what is causing the problems, whether it be rooted emotionally, physically, spiritually, or mentally. A common factor in many people's dis-ease is diet, a close second being exercise, and a third certainly being sleep/meditation.  There are many factors that create (or destroy) health, and they all need to be addressed. Sunshine, fresh air, connection with others and relationships, love of nature, are all important examples.
Improvisational Dance with Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight 
A workshop to guide and connect with movers and 'non-movers' alike through a workshop exploring imagery and musically driven creation. This class is geared toward entering awareness through a meditative and internal place to expand and express through simple, clear, and honest movement. **spontaneous creation
Fermentation 101 with Isaac Hill.
Pittsburgh for Trayvon Martin with Tamisha Evonne.
Gong Demo with Mike Tamburo.
Squatting with Daniel Chilltop

In addition to everything listed above, Elisa Beck, Developmental Optometrist, will be offering a VisionGym experience. $12.00/adult and $7.00/child age 12 and under from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Register on the spot or pre-register by calling Dr. Elisa Beck at 412-491-0303.

Welcome Enchanted Garden Juice Bar to Schwartz Living Market!

A busy day at Schwartz Living Market!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Enjoy Schwartz Living Market Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11AM to 5 PM with The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar and more!!

NEWS FLASH: Schwartz Living Market's New Hours will be
 Eleven AM to Five PM Tuesday through Saturday!!!
Jackie Day, Owner of The Enchanted Garden,  and Carmen!

The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar will be opening in Schwartz Living Market Saturday, October 12, 2013!! We are so excited! The juice bar and retail space will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 AM to 5 PM. 

Beginning in November, 2013, yup, a month from now, Jonathan's Foods will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 AM to 5 PM, too. Yippee! 

We have space for more food and arts vendors. Inquire by messaging Schwartz Living Market on Facebook, e-mailing or calling or texting Paul at 724-787-5788 or calling 412-491-0303.

Schwartz Living Market is hosting the 4th River Free Skool on Saturday, October 19, 2013. I plan to offer two short classes at Free Skool on Saturday, October 19, one called 'What is the Living Building Challenge?'  and one called 'What is Optometric Vision Therapy?'. Many, many other classes will be offered. Go to: and the 4th River Free Skool Facebook page for details.

On Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 26, Cynthia HIll of Third Day Organics is offering a 2 Day Bath & Body Boot Camp at the market 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Learn how to create eco-friendly body butters and lotions and herbal sugar scrubs and more! Cost is $25.00/class. Register in person with Cynthia at the market on Saturdays or call Cynthia at 412-290-0611 or at 

Elisa Beck, Developmental Optometrist, is offering two one hour VisionGym Experiences for all ages on Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Cost is $12.00/class for adults and $7.00/class for children under age 12. Register by calling Dr. Beck at 412-491-0303 or pay on site.

Puppet Shows on Saturday October 12 at 11:30 AM and 12:15 PM with Renee Gielewski, Puppeteer
At 11:30 AM Renee and her Roving Puppets presents, for young children: George and the Apple Tree
At 12:15 PM she will present AKIMBA, the Magic Cow! for children and adults of all ages!
Suggested Donation is $1.00/child. Experience the magic of wonderful stories from nature, fairy tales, and cultural tales including nursery rhymes!

Living Building Challenge Update:

Jeff Newman is beginning to document the Deconstruction portion for Living Building Challenge Petal Recognition requirements. Thanks Jeff! Brad continues to help out with behind the scenes logistics. Thanks Brad! Thanks Liz for organizing the Zoo Roof tour! Thanks to everyone for continuing on this journey....Lauren for being there and organizing, and vending. Manager Paul for plugging along and educating the folk, Mark for filming...Pam for continuing to be available and collecting data for the upcoming web site. and most of all Stan, for being the best Dad and sprout farmer husband ever, and for supporting this process and me and my determination more than anyone else does!!!

Elisa Beck :)
Developmental Optometrist
Schwartz Living Market