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Lingualoca – Language learning with a difference

Looking for something different this summer? How about a language camp with a difference? Bridie Jackson, director of Lingualoca, believes that children can learn through play and creative activities and has developed a complete programme to put her ideas into action. “At Lingualoca we work from the principle that with engaging activities, creative practice, fun and friends, we can support each individual’s language learning needs,” says Bridie. When we are interested, happy, creating, rewarded and encouraged, learning is no longer an action. It becomes a … Continue reading

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Natural birth – infant massage

People offering courses in baby massage help parents take charge of their baby’s basic education, their first lesson that they learn after birth. As we all know, babies have a distinct personality from birth, which should not be underestimated just because it is not expressed in our language, and through the contact of touch we can learn to communicate with them and respect their own decisions. It’s true – babies can makes their own decisions – who they want to touch, to talk to, to … Continue reading

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My True Love gave to me…Bionatura

Now that it’s time for special family gatherings, Bionatura‘s two shops (one in Los Boliches and the other in Marbella) offer a wide selection of Christmas fayre including dried fruits, turron, panettone, wines and cavas, fresh and frozen meat, poultry, tropical fruit and national fruit and vegetables. All of which are certified organic.

For the more alternative sort there’s an array of vegetable patés, salmon, or specialty flour mixes so you can bake your favourite loaf.

If you want to support local shops, why not … Continue reading

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Solidarity School: A place of hope

Disadvantaged children, adolescents at risk, ill and handicapped adults and other marginalised people in society often miss out on the opportunities in life we take for granted, many trying to escape challenging or violent situations just to survive. The foundation ‘Escuela de Solidaridad’ (solidarity school) in Granada exists to offer those opportunities by providing an environment where people can grow and develop, learning skills for trades as well as social and communication skills for life. Set in a residential framework, the school creates a climate … Continue reading

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Natural children: letter to a child

The egg has been happily fertilized by your father’s sperm, and the embryo has developed over the past nice months, and finally you come into the outside world as a new born. “What do you need?” I whisper as you succle for the first time on my left breast. “I want you to hold me all the time and give me breast on demand. I want to feel like you will carry on looking after me now I’m on the outside. Please do not leave … Continue reading

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Natural birth – Breech birth in the XXI century

If your baby is in the breech position late in pregnancy, it is normal that an appointment is made for a cesarean section to be performed without explaining that there may be alternatives. The advice is against continuing with a natural labour and intervening by whatever means to make sure the baby does not suffer physical damage. People do not talk much about the adverse consequences that can accompany cesarean section, which occurs in hospitals in about one in four births.

Personally, I couldn’t accept the … Continue reading

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A fistful of festivals

With spring firmly in the air, now is the perfect time to start thinking about events, fairs and festivals and this year alternative Andalucía is blessed with a brace of gatherings for everyone to enjoy wherever they are along the coast. From Nerja to Marbella, 2012 is going to be a great year for getting out and about, finding out what is happening in the eco-holistic world of southern Spain, joining in workshops and classes, enjoying concerts, eating healthy food and exploring some great craft … Continue reading

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Healthy Living and sustainable development all under one roof

Natura Málaga 2012

Natura Málaga, Andalucia’s largest multidisciplinary trade fair for the eco-bio-health sector will host the fourth edition from 25 to 27 May 2012 at the Palacio de Congresos y Ferias (Málaga’s trade and conference centre). Natura Malaga is a space dedicated to providing a commercial opportunity for a wide range of products and services related to healthy living and sustainability. It will also be a space for organic producers, where visitors will be able to buy direct from the farm in the ‘Natural Market’, … Continue reading

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Malaga alternative: Waldorf School – el Farol

The Waldorf infant school el Farol, based in Málaga, sees education as a global challenge, and that children are the key to our future. They are the ones who will find solutions for the global challenges that we face today, and finding those solutions will require human capabilities in areas that we are now only just beginning to understand. They believe that education today must train children to be able to deploy those skills that go beyond conventional wisdom, and Waldorf education actively pursues this … Continue reading

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Alternative Malaga: E-natural

In this edition we talk to Francy from E-natural on his new project, an eco-store in Avenida Moliere.

La Chispa: What was the inspiration to open e-natural?
Francy: the ability to share my experience of going from a life of excess to a healthy life fully conscious of the environment around me.

La Chispa: What is the concept of the store?
Francy: E-natural opened four months ago as a new concept for Holistic Therapies and Ecocentre where you can find a variety of activities, courses, workshops and therapies, to … Continue reading

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