Healthy living entrepreneur, Sharon Bruckman, established Natural Awakenings Publishing Corporation in 1994 in Naples, Florida, in response to her local holistic health community's need for an effective way to share information and connect with people searching for alternative therapies. Success of the original Naples/Ft. Myers edition was immediate. Two years later, an avid reader convinced her to launch a second edition in Sarasota, Florida. Its destiny was to become the prototype for an unprecedented network of like-minded people who value what this magazine brings to their communities.
In 1999 Bruckman formed Natural Awakenings Publishing Corporation to support the growing network of publishers. Today, there are more than 85 local editions published with new magazines being added each year. Currently, magazines are being published in cities and regions of the country as diverse as New York, Miami, Toronto, Phoenix, Portland, and San Juan, PR. In each market, thousands of free copies are circulated at hundreds of public distribution points.
"The wellness revolution I saw emerging years ago is now in full swing," says Bruckman. "It's propelled by the kind of people who read our magazines and website. Our job is to keep our finger on the pulse of cutting-edge advances and keep readers apprised of the best healthy-life choices available." Natural Awakenings offers a synergy that other national publications just can't match, with both a national and local focus seamlessly integrated into each issue. It's a free monthly publication dedicated to providing insights and information to improve the quality of life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Printed on recycled paper with soy and vegetable-based inks, we honor our planet by being a green magazine.
New York City publisher, Tina Woods, spent over 15 years working in the healthcare industry in NYC with a masters degree in social work from Fordham University. After counseling individuals & families suffering with chronic illness over many years, she decided it was time to step out on to the side of preventative healthcare and educate the public on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and supporting a healthy planet. With passion behind this purpose, she launched the NYC edition of Natural Awakenings in 2010 and has brought it to the forefront of public education and awareness in a mainstream society in New York City. Woods is also a photographer, a certified yoga instructor, with reiki training and a latin ballroom dancer.
Today, Natural Awakenings Magazine can be found in countless locations across Manhattan, such as natural health food stores, cafes, spas, bookstores, health clubs, yoga studios, and numerous residential buildings. Natural Awakenings is committed to making New York a healthy and sustainable place to live and is community partners with Clean Air NY, Stonehenge Properties, Whole Foods and Green Drinks NYC.
Natural Awakenings keeps our social networking community up to date on the latest happenings in and around New York, and we invite you to become part of our on-line community through Facebook and Twitter to join in on the wellness revolution!