New Natural Awakenings Publishers Plan Expanded Outreach for Natural Awakenings Across Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties
Feb 27, 2020 05:04PM
● By Marilee Burrell
Natural Awakenings Hudson Valley West, a sister publication to Natural Awakenings Westchester/Dutchess/Putnam, will be continuing with new publishers Sarah Matteo and Alex DuPre, beginning in March 2020. The monthly magazine is distributed at more than 300 business locations promoting health and wellness across Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties west of the Hudson River.
“Moving forward, we plan to grow our area outreach with a new website capacity, social media platforms and organized community events,” Matteo says.
She and DuPre co-own Life Stream, a new community endeavor dedicated to increasing accessibility to holistic, balanced and mindful lifestyle approaches. Matteo also created an online resource guide to promote alternative approaches to health, healing and self-exploration in Orange County.
“My work has always focused on helping people access what they need to thrive,” she says.
In addition to co-publishing Natural Awakenings, DuPre co-manages a nonprofit yoga retreat and meditation center. He says his new role as publisher is an extension of his life’s purpose: to unite people who are bringing awareness to the world with those who are seeking it.
“Marilee and I are excited to welcome the new publishing team for the Natural Awakenings Hudson Valley West edition,” says Dana Boulanger, co-publisher of Natural Awakenings Westchester/Dutchess/Putnam. “They too have a robust wellness community, and we’re hoping to collaborate with them to support wellness businesses on both sides of the river and allow our readers to find even more practitioners and events here in the Hudson Valley.”