New Year!

Here comes 2016! Wow! It seems as if 2015 went by in a flash. It did. We started Conejo Valley Lifestyle in 2015. Work began in April and by the end of June we had put the premier August issue to bed. This is issue #6 and thanks to our writers, led by our Editor Tracy Marcynzsyn, our readers seem…

Workouts for Every Body

Getting in shape in the new year tops many a list of resolutions, and there’s no shortage of options for working out in the Conejo Valley. With new gyms and specialty fitness programs sprouting up to join local favorite workout spots, finding a routine to fit any style is a walk in the park.

Stressing Wellness

Health and wellness extend beyond the physical body to encompass the mind and spirit. And in today’s fast-paced world, where stress is a constant companion in many people’s lives, finding time to relieve stress and live a balanced life is the key to true health and well-being. Today we live in a society that equates relaxation with wasting time. Actually,…

One Spark Ignites Passion for Learning

When it comes to education, one size does not fit all. Teachers, educators, parents and especially students agree that the current educational model does not serve all students. “Not every student learns the same way, and they need to have an environment that addresses their learning style,” says Lori Peters, who founded One Spark Academy as a learning center for…

Conejo Compassion Coalition: Helping the Global Family

As a Civil Rights activist in the 1960s and 70s, Robert Bland learned early on that he had a desire to help others make a difference in their lives. Some 50 years later, now as head of Newbury Park’s Conejo Compassion Coalition, Bland has remained true to his early mission “to heal a broken world, one person, one community, and…

Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center: Balancing the Master System

Optimal health is established and maintained through a properly functioning nervous system. The nervous system is the master system of the body; it monitors and controls every system of the body in coordination with the brain and nerves. This includes management of hormones, enzymes, digestive juices and neurotransmitters. Therefore, anything that interferes with the proper function of the nervous system—the…

Managing Pain

Anyone who has dealt with recurring or chronic pain understands the importance of obtaining pain relief. And when it comes to pain, Dr. Kamyar Assil, medical director of Conejo Pain Specialists Medical Group, specializes in diagnosing, treating and relieving even the most painful conditions.

A Gala With Strings Attached

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic's every-18 months gala honored violinist Joyce Osborn, an original board member of the organization, and her late husband Tom, who was the inaugural conductor and music director. Proceeds benefit educational programs and performances. Photography BY ron crain

Bags, Bling & Bubbly Breaks Records

The 2015 champagne fundraiser celebrated its seventh year by being oversold and raising $100,000. The much-anticipated event included silent and live auctions as well as boutique items to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. Photography BY Jesse Watrous

WundaBar Pilates: 
Fitness for All Ages

Join the 2 Weeks 
to Wunda challenge

Simply attend a Wunda class each day for two weeks, as part of a group or on your own. Take before and after pictures, and the results after just two weeks will astound you! Participants have reported increased energy, toned abdominals, increased strength, decreased weight and an overall healthy and fit feeling. What do…

What Does It Mean For You?

What is inflation? How is it measured? And, most importantly, what does it mean for you and your family? In its simplest form, inflation is the rise in prices of the things we buy. If a 16-ounce steak at your favorite restaurant cost $40 last year and it’s now going for $41, the cost of that steak has inflated by…

Around Town

An up-close look at the beautiful floats of the 127th Rose Parade is offered on Friday, January 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. (4 p.m. final entry) and on Saturday and Sunday, January 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Senior citizens and disabled visitors are welcome to an early viewing on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m.…

You’re Invited to Join the Great Purge & Clean of 2016!

Happy New Year! Now that you’ve got your fitness and wellness goals firmly in place, it’s time to look closely at the space around you and ask yourself, “Are things looking a little cluttered?” or “Are my closets bursting at the seams?” Why not set a goal to declutter and, more importantly, to simplify this year?