~ Health & Wellness Series #1 ~
Food 101 - Understanding Food Labels and Ingredients to Improve your Health!
Saturdays ~ (4/29 & 5/6) - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
In the first workshop, I will help you to learn how to read and understand food labels and produce codes, decipher which ingredients are unhealthy and why they are unhealthy, and learn about some healthy replacements. When you have the knowledge about how ingredients impact your body and health, it is so much easier to make better choices for you and your family. Even small changes in what you eat can make a huge difference in your health, and the way your body feels and functions.
In the second workshop, I will explain the difference between all the options we have for choosing produce and meat. Organic vs. locally grown vs. conventionally grown...Farm raised vs. factory raised animals for meat...Free-range, cage-free vs. factory raised chickens for meat and eggs....what's the difference and what's the big deal?! Agriculture and the way animals are raised in our country has changed drastically over the last 50 years, and even more so over the last 15 years. If we are to maintain true health and wellness, we have to know about how our food is grown/raised, so that we can make the best choices for ourselves and our families.
The overall health of people in the U.S. is consistently declining, despite the fact that we have top notch health care and state of the art medical technology. So what's going on? There are many factors to this puzzle, but food is definitely a huge one. We are what we eat, and food can be used to heal and optimize our bodies, or it can cause harm. It all depends on the quality of what we consume.
Are you ready to learn how to take your health into your own hands?
I can't wait show you these simple steps that will allow you to create a healthier life for you and your family!
There are 10 spots available for this workshop Cost: $70(for both) Location: 2111 Genesee Street
Meditation for Beginners ~ dates and times to be decided
This 6-week course is for those who would like to learn how to meditate in order to feel more connected to their spirituality, improve their daily lives, and feel more overall happiness!We will meet once a week and in each class you will learn and then practice new techniques. We will build trust and a sense of community amongst each other as we embrace conversation, sharing, encouragement, laughter, compassion, kindness and joy!This is a wonderful opportunity to commit to adding another dimension of health and wellness to your life. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to continue practicing meditation to help manage stress, to feel more balanced in your life and to feel and be more connected spiritually.Topics that will be covered:-various methods of meditation, the best time to meditate, visualization, positive affirmations, "grounding", earth energy, cosmic energy, chakras, chakra cleansing and balancing, breathing, deflecting negative energy, surrounding yourself with positive energy and protection, and the best way to raise your vibration.For your own comfort, bring a pillow to sit on, and a blanket or yoga mat for exercises that involve lying down. Dress comfortably. There are 5 spaces available for this class. Cost: $120 Location: 2111 Genesee Street
Creative Writing Workshop - dates & times to be decided
This creative non-fiction writing workshop will focus on healing grief and emotional hardships through the power of storytelling. During our time together, you will be guided, encouraged and supported throughout the process of writing down your own personal, powerful story.
We have all experienced and survived grief, trauma and hardships throughout our lives, but these experiences can take quite a toll on our emotional, mental and even physical well-being. In this workshop you will finally give yourself permission to express what you may have buried deep within you in order to avoid feeling pain.
The truth is, that avoiding the grieving process and holding on to negative emotions prevents us from being able to fully feel joy and to be at peace with ourselves and our lives.
Come on out and let myself and your fellow community members encourage and support you on your writing journey into healing. You will be greeted with compassion and understanding. During the last session, if you are comfortable with it, you may choose to share your writing with the group.
It's time to release the emotional weight you've been carrying around all these years.
* This workshop is 4 sessions
There are 8 spots available for this workshop Cost:$130 Location: 2111 Genesee Street