Health and Wellness 2017-03-03T02:48:28+00:00

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Visit our Events Calendar for more information on the events listed below. Please click here to view our Class Policies.
Skill Level:    A = All Levels      B = Beginner     I = Intermediate/Advanced        

Thursdays, February 07, 2019 – March 28, 2019, 6:00 PM-7:15 PM
Member $10, Non-member $17 – per class
Instructor: Mandi Garrison

Practice gentle to moderate flow yoga. Bring your own mat. Walk-ins welcome.

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Member $36, Non-member $50.00, materials included
Instructors: Jennie Backstrom and Tori Cummings

Make an all natural herbal salve blended with essential oils to nourish your skin and brighten your complexion year round.

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member $36, Non-member $50.00; Materials included
Instructor: Amber Kennedy

Join folk herbalist Amber Kennedy of Boheme Botanika to blend delicious herbal teas for health and healing. Taste samples and blend your own hand crafted tea made from organically grown and sustainably wildcrafted herbs.

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Member $36, Non-member $50.00; Materials included
Instructor: Amber Kennedy

Learn the folkloric method of preparing and preserving herbs for tincturing. Discover how to extract the most beneficial compounds from herbs, roots, and flowers into an alcohol based preparation.You will make your own herbal tincture to take home.

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Included with admission
Presenter: Kisha Tracy

Did you know that modern microbiologists have recently started testing medieval medical recipes? That one made of garlic and onion has tested as highly effective against the MRSA bacteria, long known as treatment-resistant? Did you know that scientists have proven there is truth to the story about soil in Northern Ireland that was believed by early peoples, including Druids, to have medicinal qualities? Learn about these studies in addition to other connections among disability, disease, and natural remedies in the medieval world.

Dr. Kisha G. Tracy is an Associate Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Fitchburg State University. She received her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2010. In addition to several articles, her first book was published by Palgrave in 2017 and is entitled Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature. Her other research interests include medieval disability, particularly mental illness, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. This particular presentation stems out of her current book project, The Middle Ages and the Modern Curriculum: Accessing the Medieval Past, as well as a book of essays she is co-editing, The Research Companion to Medieval Disability.

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Member $50, Non-member $64.00, including materials
Instructor: Jade Alicandro Mace

In this hands-on workshop youll learn about some of the most useful medicinal plants; how to grow the at home and how to use them. Participants will sow and take home medicinal seeds.

Sunday, March 03, 2019, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Member $10, Non-member $20
Presenter: Jessi Bloom

Talk and book-signing. Being in nature nourishes our bodies, minds, and spirits. Creating Sanctuary, by natural living expert Jessi Bloom, helps you discover the places, plants, and practices that can soothe and restore you every day, in your own backyard. Part inspiration, part how-to, this engaging guide includes ideas for designing a healing space, 50 medicinal plant profiles, recipes for herbal remedies and self-care rituals, and loads more.

Sunday, March 03, 2019, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Member $36.00, Non-member $50.00; Materials Included
Instructor: Karen OBrien

Historically the stillroom was a room connected with the kitchen where medicines, cosmetics, home cleaning products, and home-brewed beer or wine was prepared. This costumed presentation looks at herbs in 16th century life and offers participants a chance to make their own herbal elixir.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member $26, Non-member $40.00
Instructor: Nadine Mazzola

Explore this simple yet profound practice that combines mindfulness, sensory awareness, and nature.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member $26, Non-member $40.00
Explore this simple yet profound practice, which combines mindfulness, sensory awareness, and nature.

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Tuesdays, March 19, 2019 – April 23, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Six-week Series: Member $78, Non-member $105
Instructor: Rose Lee

Practice 16 movements of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan. Explore two mind-body practices that improve health, reduce stress, and increase endurance and mobility.

Wednesdays, March 20, 2019 – April 24, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Six-week Series: Member $78, Non-member $105
Instructor: Rose Lee

Practice 24 movements of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan. Explore two mind-body practices that improve health, reduce stress, and increase endurance and mobility.

Thursdays, March 21, 2019 – April 25, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Six-week Series: Member $70, Non-member $100
Instructor: Rebecca Reber

Stretch, twist, and lengthen through a series of easy movements, using breath and props to get the most out of every movement. The session will end in a relaxing seated Savasana.

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member $45, Non-member $59
Instructors: Jennie Backstrom & Mandi Garrison

Open your body and mind to set goals and prepare for a new season through yoga, meditation, and journaling.

Thursdays, April 04, 2019 – April 11, 2019, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Two-session class: Member $78, Non-member $94
Instructor: Lorraine Lee

Educators, healthcare professionals, and caregivers will learn the benefits and fundamentals of horticultural therapy.

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Member $36, Non-member $50, including materials
Instructor: Batul Juma

Learn to make non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaners using common household ingredients and essential oils. Go home with products, recipes, and tips.

Friday, May 17, 2019, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
PER CLASS: Member $36, Non-member $50
Instructor: Nadine Mazzola, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

This simple yet profound practice combines mindfulness practices, sensory awareness, and nature.

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
PER CLASS: Member $36, Non-member $50
Instructor: Nadine Mazzola, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

This simple yet profound practice combines mindfulness practices, sensory awareness, and nature.

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