Creative Lifeflow guides mind, body, and spirit with a holistic approach developed by Nancy Gurney, a certified colonic hydrotherapist and enzyme therapist, registered yoga instructor, and raw-food chef. The center's colonic-care services address the body's ramshackle tenements, hosing down internal alleyways and repaving circulatory highways. Nancy removes toxins with a full slate of detoxifying programs that includes ear coning to remove wax and enzyme therapy to dispose of cellular waste. A nonmedically trained physician, she draws on first-hand knowledge and experience to equip clients with the information necessary to slay their internal demons with safe alternative methods.
Senior Master Dean L. Wainwright—a 6th Dan master in both tae kwon do and hap ki do—builds his team of instructors not only from other decorated masters, but also those students whose exceptional dedication and skill might help their peers learn the martial arts. Assistant instructor Ian Bejster, for instance, uses his massive talent and youthful stature to help educate Mini and Little Ninjas as young as 3 years old. Together, this team reaches out to students of all ages, engaging them in learning the swift, graceful kicks of tae kwon do or the soft, circular redirections of hap ki do, the only known method for fighting a revolving door.
Many of the doctors and practitioners at The Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor struggled with their own physical ailments before learning in the course of their studies how nutritional and lifestyle changes could improve their health. At the center, which was featured in Natural Awakenings in 2011, they combine their areas of expertise under one roof to diagnose the nutritional problems underlying patients’ pains or illnesses, then treat these problems through nutritional counseling, lifestyle changes, and whole-food supplements. The center’s doctors and practitioners hold advanced clinical certifications in nutritional-response testing, a biofeedback technique that examines muscles to isolate nutritional problems. After administering an initial test, practitioners consider each patient’s medical history before creating a custom plan to boost health, which may include dietary changes or convincing the patient that Flintstones vitamins are actually candy.
Rustic Glen Golf Club beckons to clubbers of all handicaps with an 18-hole, par-72 layout that bobs and weaves across 6,469 yards of well-maintained greenery. The course’s fairways arch over rolling hills that add topographical variety, and water comes into play on five holes, striking fear in the synthetic hearts of all golf balls that never dreamed of one day befriending a catfish. The longest hole on the course—the 557-yard sixth—also happens to be the most difficult, and those who over-swing may push or pull their drives or second shots into a dense grove of trees perched ominously on the fairway’s left side. A 350-yard driving range with multiple target greens amply prepares players for upcoming rounds or tests that demand them to identify the color green.