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Discover the World of Naturopathic Medicine: Discovery Day, sponsored by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Tempe, is a free open house about how natural healing helps individuals.

Feb 25, 2016 08:00AM ● By By Martin Miron

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)’s Discovery Day on April 16 is a free open house that allows the community to learn how natural healing can help empower individuals and families. At this nutrition-themed event, participants will be able to tour the facility, learn about the Thrive community education program and enjoy guest speakers, yoga demonstration classes, cooking demonstrations, herbal tea tastings and giveaways.

Naturopathic medicine involves a holistic perspective on health and healing, seeking to identify underlying causes of each patient’s condition. At this event, prospective students can learn about everything from prerequisites and financial aid to the innovative curriculum and career opportunities offered at SCNM. The event is packed with informational presentations, giveaways, yoga classes and many exciting activities.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the event running from 9 a.m. to noon for the community, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for prospective students. Each track will hear  presentations by doctors, students and nutritionists about nutrition, SCNM research and related topics. Special offers during the open house include 10 percent off featured items in the medicinary, medical center specials and lab specials.

Other highlights include Good Morning Yoga at 8:15 a.m. with a Thrive instructor; food demonstrations in the teaching kitchen; tea tasting in the medicinary; Restorative Yoga at 10:30 a.m. with a Thrive instructor; and Vinyasa Yoga at 11 a.m.

Admission is free. Location: 2152 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe. If you are a community member, register at If you are a prospective student, register at

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