Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rainbow Health Fair Brings Local Author and Yoga Instructor Autumn Needles

Rainbow Health Fair is delighted to have local author and yoga instructor Autumn Needles honor us for her very first reading of her hot off the presses just released book, Yogic Bliss and Sexual Healing!  She will read an excerpt and lead a FREE workshop from 2pm - 3pm on basic yoga breathing practices, or pranayama.  You can find her at the Health Fair after 1:30pm to visit with and answer your questions.

Rainbow Health Fair - Saturday, June 26, 2010     
10am - 3pm Gilda's Club, 1400 Broadway,  
2pm - 3pm Basic Yoga Breathing Practices  Pranayama

Autumn will offer a reading from her book as well as instruction in basic yoga breathing practices, or pranayama, which require no special props or clothing and can be done anywhere by anyone.  Pranayama is an easy to learn but profoundly effective practice which can help support and sustain the body during everyday life, as well as during periods of stress or ill health.

Autumn Needles, RYT, owner of HomeBodyYoga, began practicing yoga at age 12 for its physical healing properties and was hooked by its calming and centering effects as well as for its integrative life philosophy.  She received her yoga instructor certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute in 2006 and has been teaching ever since.  She offers private yoga sessions tailored to your needs and specializes in adapting traditional yoga practices to the requirements of each person.

Regular classes are currently only available at LAFitness, but she periodically offers specialized workshops focusing on particular aspects of yoga practice and philosophy.  She recently authored a book, Yogic Bliss and Sexual Healing, available now through Fanny Press and on, which draws on her background in yoga philosophy, her perspective on sex and sexuality and her own life experiences.

Professional contact info:


Autumn Needles


I have had the privilege of being in Autumn's classes and my experience is that she is supportive, extremely knowledgeable and creates a space of comfort, safety and inclusion.

Ms T

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Join the Rainbow Health Fair Team Saturday at Bat N' Rouge at Cal Anderson Park

This Saturday join members of the Rainbow Health Fair team at a much loved event!

We will be handing out informational cards, answering questions and

enjoying the festivities.  We invite you to join us!

Bat N' Rouge - The Drag Queens vs. The Dykes!
Seattle's Infamous Softball Extravaganza is Saturday, June 19th, 2010.

Don't miss the Gay Pride 2010 Kick Off Event!!!
Cal Anderson Park - Bobby Morris Playfield
(Just off Broadway on Capitol Hill between 11th & 12th off of Pine Street)

Gates open at 4:30pm with the official "Kick-Off" at 5pm.
Invite your Friends and Family!
Forward this message to all your Friends and Family and help spread the word!
Support the Capitol Hill Alano Club!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
4:30pm - 8:00pm

Cal Anderson Park / Bobby Morris Playfield between 11th & 12th on Pine Street

Thanks to the for this announcement.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Benefit for WHO by Tamara the Trapeze Lady Thursday June 17th

FundRaiser for Women's Health Outreach Program with an emphasis on FUN!

We are so fortunate to have the support of incredible performers like Tamara the Trapeze Lady.  Tamara has put together The Broadway Follies for one last marvelous event on Thursday, June 17th and she is donating all profits to benefit the YWCA's Women's Health Outreach program!   Each of her fabulous hand picked performer's will donate a single spectacular act and as always she accommodates the various tastes of her audience members.  We hope you will join us and attend this incredible evening!

We will be attending events and posting them here over the next few weeks that members of the Rainbow Health Fair Committee will be attending.  We will be handing out informational cards, answering questions and reminding people about the upcoming Rainbow Health Fair on June 26th.  We will be easy to find as we share our enthusiasm for our great peer providers and services that are being offered for the LBT (lesbian, bisexual, trans) community.

Benefit for the YWCA's Women's Health Outreach Program

Thursday June 17 8pm Show

Age 18+
Julia’s Restaurant 300 Broadway E

Seattle WA 98122

*Dinner at 6:30pm recommended, but not required.
Tickets $20
$40 Deluxe
$25 cash only at the door

*Dinner guests get preferred seating at 6:30pm, so we highly recommend making reservations to enjoy dinner at the show. Ticketed guests will be admitted at 7pm and 'at the door' ticket buyers will be admitted at 7:30.

For dinner reservations please contact Julia’s @206-334-0513 or email

Please note: Dinner and the show are sold separately.  Julia’s Restaurant does NOT sell tickets to this event. 

Want to be treated like the super special person you are?  $40 Deluxe package includes front section seating reserved till 7:45pm, your photo with performers after the show, a signed Tamara the Trapeze Lady 'Blow Me' postcard and a marvy mystery gift.

The show:

Lovers of incredibly hot male burlesquers, THE LUMINOUS PARIAH fits the bill.  Hankering for a dancing earthbound Deity?  PERSEPHONE 'The Goddess In Glitter' is perfectly perfect.  Need more boylesque antics?  EMPEROAR FABULOUS satisfies quite nicely.  Verbally inclined, 'Pink Door muse' GANDHI JONES talks us into a cozy corner.  Seduction your quest?  Ride the waves with SAILOR ST. CLAIR and enjoy the view on MADISUN AVENUE.  Kinky for dark bad boys?  ARMITAGE SHANKS is your naughtiest singing nightmare come true.  Wishing for saucy dangling darlings?  TAMARA THE TRAPEZE LADY and MICHELE FRANCES will grant your fondest wishes.  Not enough?  Perhaps the possibility of winning a lovely raffle prize or the opportunity to help a really worthy cause is your thing.

FLEUR DU MAL pastie designs will hook you up with your very own areola adornments, and hand-made mini top hats and Tamara The Trapeze Lady 'Blow Me' postcards are available for sale before the show and at intermission.

Our Goal:

The goal of Women's Health Outreach YWCA (WHO) in Seattle is to educate women about breast and cervical health, and to provide low-income and medically underserved women 40 and over with annual no-cost mammogram screenings and linkage to regular health care.

Thank you for your interest and participation in our program.  We thank Tamara for her continued support of WHO!

In health!

Ms T

Special thanks also to Tamara the Trapeze Lady for event copy information.