Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mindfulness Practices for Children, and Caregivers, Too!

Screen Shot 2013-09-30 at 9.36.09 PMMindfulness, simply defined, is returning to the moment. It is a practice that uses simple tools to help you notice your breath, your body, your sensations, what is happening around you, and what others are experiencing. As you develop practices of noticing, you become more able to return to the moment, and connect to yourself and others more deeply.

You can teach the children in your life how to be mindful with a few easy and fun mindfulness principles and concrete practices. If you’re new to mindfulness, you can learn right along with them. In this workshop, you will learn five mindfulness principles. We will practice together, discuss the experience with the practices and how to use them in day to day life with children, and have time for questions and answers.

November 3rd 10-11:30am  $35 per person. Caregivers/partners who come together: $50.

In order for caregivers to be able to fully participate, this workshop is for adults only. Participants should bring paper and pen. A list of resources will be provided.


Rest, Digest, and De-Stress

Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 10.10.30 AMRest, Digest, and De-Stress: Working with the body’s digestive cycles to create ease and calm in your life
Register HERE
This small group workshop offers you a full day of nourishing and restful somatic explorations in community.  We will be learning about the gut body nervous system as a foundation for promoting greater ease and calm.  We will explore through movement, dialogue, witnessing, and sound, and support these explorations with rich physiological information.
If you want to:

  • Access Deep Relaxation
  • Decrease Stress in your Everyday Life
  • Nurture your Digestive Immune System
  • Cultivate a Life of Well-being that Honors YOUR Body’s Wisdom

Then this workshop is meant for you!!

November 24th, 2013, 10:30am-4:30pm

There are only 8 spots available
Read more and Sign up HERE to reserve your place! 

Springboard to Creative Writing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis six-week class taught by Katherine D. Stutzman, will focus on the act of getting started, and will help you develop your own unique writing practice. Together we will explore various approaches to the writing process, practice generating ideas and images, and share our own work with each other. We will read contemporary short stories to investigate how each of the authors’ choices affect the finished story. Most importantly, we will write: exercises, journals, short pieces, longer pieces, and everything in between, with the goal of stretching our imaginations and becoming better writers. Please bring a notebook to class.

Thursdays from 7-8:30pm, starting October 10th running until November 14th$85.  Register below with the Buy Now button.  Email kdstutzman @ with questions.

Childbirth Class

IMG_3483Join Kate Wright, LCCE, CD(DONA), CBC for her three-week series that focuses on normal, healthy labor and birth.

Join her to learn more about:

.prenatal nutrition including important foods, helpful herbs, and useful means of exercise
.pain – why childbirth feels painful and various coping methods to reduce the pain
.what to expect physically and emotionally during labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum
.the stages of labor
.positioning for labor and for birth – to assist with progress and to reduce the pain of labor
.risks and benefits of interventions
.what to expect postpartum

Check out for more information!

Mondays from 6-8:30pm starting October 28th through November 11th.

Yoga for the Real Beginner

A three week introductory series taught by Traci ChildressScreen Shot 2013-09-05 at 8.29.33 AM:  In this series of one hour classes, you will be introduced to basic standing postures and gain an understanding of your own posture. The focus will be on learning to stand, bend and stretch with awareness from the ground up. You will lay the groundwork for understanding how to practice basic yoga poses safely and in a way that honors your own body. This series will empower you to enter yoga classes with confidence and/or support your general awareness of your posture. The series has limited enrollment and attendance at all three sessions is required. Attention to each person’s posture and poses is given.

Saturdays, October 5th, 12th, and 19th 10-11am. Cost for series $60.