Infant Massage with Becca Childress
Jun
22
12:30 PM12:30

Infant Massage with Becca Childress

An introduction to infant massage will include…

  • Brief discussion of infant behavioral states 

  • Teaching, demonstrating and caregiver practice of massage techniques 

  • Handout to continue home practice

Benefits of infant massage:  

  • Relaxation for both baby and caregiver

  • Stimulation of mind/body awareness

  • Promotion of positive growth

  • Stimulation of circulatory system

  • Improved caregiver/baby non-verbal communication

  • Increased bonding 

This workshop is designed for babies not yet crawling and their caregivers. Expectant families are welcome to attend (please bring a doll for simulated practice). Dress babies in clothing that is easy to dress/undress.

Rebecca Childress, RYT 200/140, is a certified wellness coach and YogaFit for Warriors trained yoga teacher. She received her training for infant massage from the International Association of Infant Massage in 2016.

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What Remains: A Grief and Loss Workshop with Becca Childress
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

What Remains: A Grief and Loss Workshop with Becca Childress

When a portion of this wholeness is removed, what remains is still whole and perfect. ~Translated from the Upanishads

"What Remains" - A three hour yoga workshop for those experiencing grief and loss. Workshop will include: 

  • Group discussion on stages of grief 

  • Discussion of ritual and mindful movement 

  • Opportunity for expression through art (no experience necessary)

  • 60 Minute yoga practice  

Grief and loss is one of the four life stressors that can immediately propel us to higher levels of stress even when we've been practicing self-care and doing everything "right". Although grief and loss is subjective, impacting us each in different ways, this workshop will give participants an opportunity to share, grow and feel supported in their life experiences. 

*Essential oils will be used in this class. 

Rebecca Childress, RYT, is a certified wellness coach and YogaFit for Warriors trauma informed yoga teacher.

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Restorative Workshop with Susan Barber
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Restorative Workshop with Susan Barber

Restorative Yoga has been called the "most advanced practice" by Yoga Journal magazine! -Our Spring Restorative Yoga workshop will include a brief discussion on the benefits of Restorative Yoga on both our physical and mental health along with a complete Restorative Practice.  Perfect way to end your weekend and begin a new week-restored and renewed! Cost is $25.

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Mother & Teen Daughter Yoga with Holley and Abigail Ryan
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Mother & Teen Daughter Yoga with Holley and Abigail Ryan

Calling all Mamas of teen girls to enjoy a special Mother’s Day Class!

This lighthearted and fun class will focus on the beautiful connection between ourselves and our daughters. This relationship changes as our girls come into their teen years and it can be challenging for both of us to adjust to these changes. It’s still  important that we stay connected to them and that we are still very  present as  their Mamas, albeit in a different way than before. Explore easy movements  and partner poses with our girls, and find  that special heart connection. We will also have some light refreshment and visiting afterward. I look forward to seeing you and your dear girls on the mat for a fun and love- filled yoga practice! $25 for two and only $30 for three (mother and two daughters).

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Seated Postures Workshop with Laura Fazzaro
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Seated Postures Workshop with Laura Fazzaro

Has it been too long since you’ve been able to touch your toes? Do you spend long hours behind the desk or stuck in traffic with your hips locked up? Then this class might be just for you. Come and join us for an afternoon of seated postures to help you regain access to those tight hips, hamstrings, and the lower back. 

Seated postures offer a wonderful and safe way to tone the abdominal muscles, bring fire to the internal organs, and get you to once again make friends with your toes. Our seated postures workshop is open to all levels of strength and flexibility. Modifications and alternatives will be given for injuries and or ability level.  Cost is $30.

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Postpartum Recovery Workshop
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Postpartum Recovery Workshop

Please join us for a two-hour workshop to nurture, strengthen, and help you ease back into a post-pregnancy yogic practice. We will explore anatomical awareness and expectations, asanas to build strength and assist in recovery from birth; and mantras and meditation practices to assist with daily focus while you heal and adjust to post-baby life, with all it's dynamic energies.  We'll be sure to address 4th trimester-specific questions and common postnatal conditions such as diastasis recti, pelvic floor imbalances, hormonal shifts, and more!  Cost is $30.

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Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class

Meet us at Strangeways Brewery (350 Landsdowne Road in Fredericksburg) on Sunday April 8th for another FREE all-levels yoga class from 9:30-10:30 AM. After class, you'll have early and VIP access to your choice of beers a full 30 minutes before the brewery opens to the public. This month’s class will be led by Kelsey Russell. See you there!

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FREE Community Meditation Class
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Community Meditation Class

Curious about meditation but not sure how or where to begin? Kyle Estep, Dragonfly’s own meditation specialist, will lead a free community meditation class on Sunday 31 March from 1-2 PM. This 60 minute class will combine hatha based yoga movements along with various forms of meditation that build toward enabling and sustaining a mediation practice. It is perfect for beginners and no prior meditation experience needed.

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108 Sun Salutations Spring Equinox Mala
Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

108 Sun Salutations Spring Equinox Mala

The number 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. Traditionally, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 (plus one for the “guru bead,” around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun); malas are frequently used to count during meditation.

Practicing 108 Sun Salutations is reserved for special occasions like the change of the seasons. The Spring Equinox, one of two times during the year that the day and night are equal lengths, represents a time of rebirth and new beginnings, making it a great time to detoxify, cleans and reconnect with yourself.

Completing 108 Sun Salutations, can be challenging. But as you develop a rhythm, you will find a state of ease, and a sense of flow. Practicing 108 Sun Salutations is ultimately about surrendering to the process, acknowledging what arises emotionally, then letting it go. When you finish, you will feel lighter and find meaning in this ancient ritual. We hope you’ll join us!

This is a donation-based event. All proceeds will go to The Table at St. George’s

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Akashic Healing Small Group Session with Christy Escher
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Akashic Healing Small Group Session with Christy Escher

By accessing information and channeling guidance from higher realms, Christy helps people shift perspective to see situations and problems differently so that healing can take place. This is an empowering process as it supports growth and coming to aha moments through inner work.

Questions we will explore: What are the Akashic Records? How can information from the Records assist in healing? How can one shift perspective to see problems differently? What are ways the Records can be used? How can one access the Records?

This will be a small group workshop, limited to 15. Cost is $45.

Find out if this workshop is right for you during Christy's free Q&A session at Dragonfly on February 24 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

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Graceful Strength with Melissa Okrasinski
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Graceful Strength with Melissa Okrasinski

A strong practice is a graceful practice - flowing from one pose to the next with balance, control, and ease.  Join Melissa as she teaches how adding strength based movements can build a strong graceful yoga practice.

Wondering if you're ready for this class? We recommend a minimum baseline of 3 months’ yoga practice for this class.

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Introduction to Arm Balances and Inversions with Melissa Okrasinski
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Arm Balances and Inversions with Melissa Okrasinski

Back by popular demand, Melissa Okrasinski returns to lead her previously SOLD OUT Introduction to Arm Balances and Inversions workshop. So get ready to bring your feet off the ground and possibly UPSIDE DOWN!

The arm balance and inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial, yet intimidating of the asanas. Release your fear as Melissa Okrasinski, RYT200 and inversions guru, breaks down challenging arm and hand balance poses into simple building blocks. By weaving these small movements into your daily practice, you will build strength that makes complicated transitions feel effortless. No inversion experience is necessary... ALL are welcome! Cost is $30.

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Yoga and Essential Oils for Balancing Mood Workshop
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga and Essential Oils for Balancing Mood Workshop

Are you feeling unbalanced, moody or blue this time of year? It’s normal, but it can also be effectively managed through yoga and essential oils. This workshop will include a short questionnaire and discussion to assess how you may currently be managing your moods and experiences, suggestions of asana (poses) to better cope with strong emotions, oils matched to your unique energies and a 75 minute all levels gentle and restorative flow yoga practice incorporating suggested poses and oils. Each student will receive one customized essential oil roller ball.  The roller ball will match your individualized results from the questionnaire. Each student will also be entered to win a doTERRA Yoga Collection set of oils. Cost is $30.

This 2.5 hour workshop is a collaboration between Becca Childress and Tara Borlodan. 

Becca is a 200RYT and YogaFit for Warriors graduate. She has been using essential oils personally for almost 20 years and when she began yoga teacher training in 2013 she began to understand how powerful the two can be when combined and often adds oils into both her personal yoga practice and classes she is guiding.  Her portion of the class will be modeled after training she’s received through YogaFit for Warrior courses Restorative Therapeutics and Yoga for Balancing Mood.

Tara Borlodan is a doTerra Wellness Advocate.  Her passion for natural solutions began with a search for alternative ways to support her own emotional well-being.  Through the use of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade doTerra essential oils, Tara guides her clients with education, support and tools for all aspects of their health and wellness.  Tara’s portion of the workshop will include a discussion and hands-on learning experience with therapeutic grade oils. 

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Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class
Mar
3
9:30 AM09:30

Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class

Meet us at Strangeways Brewery (350 Landsdowne Road in Fredericksburg) again in March for another FREE all-levels yoga class on the first Sunday of the month from 9:30-10:30 AM. After class, you'll have early and VIP access to your choice of beers a full 30 minutes before the brewery opens to the public. March’s class will be led by Becca Childress goes on Sunday 3 March. See you there!

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Akashic Healing Free Q&A Session with Christy Escher
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Akashic Healing Free Q&A Session with Christy Escher

Christy Escher, founder of Birthing New Dimensions, will host a free Akashic Healing Q&A session at Dragonfly on Saturday February 24 from 1:00-2:00 PM.

Birthing New Dimensions is Christy's personally-designed platform to assist people in bringing about self-awareness. Christy has helped many people shift their perspectives to see situations and problems differently so that healing can take place. This is an empowering process that supports growth and the coming to "aha" moments through inner work.

Have more questions about the process of Akashic Healing? Bring them to the free Q&A Session this month. Then sign up for Christy's Akashic Healing small group session at Dragonfly on March 23rd from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Visit Christy's website, birthingnewdimensions.com here

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Thai Yoga Massage with Kiersten Kennedy
Feb
16
2:30 PM14:30

Thai Yoga Massage with Kiersten Kennedy

Join Kiersten Kennedy for a restorative and informative workshop on the art of Thai Yoga Massage. This workshop begins with a brief restorative practice to help further tune into your partner's energy. Each person will give and receive a 45 minute Thai style massage that incorporates assisted stretching, compression massage and release work. Take this knowledge with you so you and your partner can continue to receive the benefits of yoga and massage at home. This is a great date night option! Cost is $30.

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Partner Yoga
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Partner Yoga

Join Alana and her partner for an hour of fun and connecting!

You and your partner will support each other in poses in a way that enhances your practice and it will build trust and mindful communication through teamwork. Working with your partner will help provide balance and stability in your poses while establishing and maintaining proper body alignment. If you have never done yoga,  this class will be lead at a slow pace to help you find what is right for you and your partner.  We will have some opportunities for playfulness, and perhaps we may even take flight. Come with an open mind, a loving heart, and a willingness to explore with your partner. All definitions of partners are welcome.  Appropriate for all levels.   

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Going Deeper with Susan Barber
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Going Deeper with Susan Barber

Have you been attending yoga classes regularly and are ready for a bit more? This workshop is for you! We will have an in depth discussion introducing the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with an emphasis on Pada 2 and the 8 limbs of yoga 

In the practice portion of our afternoon we will introduce basic bandhas, uyaji breath and drishti (gaze) to bring more depth and mindfulness to our asana practice.  You can expect a well rounded, strong, steady and mindful class leading to a supported savasana that will be enhanced by props and a clear mind.


**This workshop counts as THREE visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!

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Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class
Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class

Our collaboration with Strangeways Brewery (350 Landsdowne Road in Fredericksburg) continues where we offer a FREE all-levels yoga class on the first Sunday of every month from 9:30-10:30 AM. After class, you'll have early and VIP access to your choice of beers a full 30 minutes before the brewery opens to the public. February’s class goes on Sunday 3 February and will be led by Kelsey Russell.

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FREE All Levels Community Class with Michael Noyes
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

FREE All Levels Community Class with Michael Noyes

Michael Noyes as been practicing yoga for 10 years and recently completed his 200-Hour Certified Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at the Yogaville Ashram in November 2018. For equally as long, Michael has enjoyed the mindfulness practices of good nutrition, meditation, contact improvisation, Argentine tango (yes, tango's a mindfulness dance when done well!), and playing the Native American flute. 

His passion is guiding you in safe and satisfying body awareness and movement, using the power of your ATTENTION to observe what now is and your INTENTION to make what is not yet a reality. As a professional artist (and a 60 year-old grandfather), he knows the power of a creative spirit. 

Join Michael for a community class focused on creating “steadiness and ease in your poses” (Sutra 2:46), and fulfilling the promise that yoga is an excellent practice for your body, mind and heart.

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Winter Respite Downtown Retreat with Jess Kahn and Carly McHale
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Winter Respite Downtown Retreat with Jess Kahn and Carly McHale

As we transition into 2019, taking a day to slow down, reflect, and reset is possibly the best gift we can offer ourselves and those around us.  Our yoga practice is a way for us to both rejuvenate and energize, physically and mentally. In this one day retreat we will step back from the busyness and get reacquainted with the calm steadiness that we cultivate through breath, movement and stillness. We are offering our first one day Downtown Retreat on Saturday, January 26th 1-6pm


Starting with a 2 hour practice we will build heat through pranayama and a slow strong vinyasa practice - easing tension and boosting energy. Transitioning into reflection, and closing with a guided meditation and a sweet savasana. A half hour break gives us time to nourish our bodies with a fresh delicious juice and tasty and healthy home-made treats. The late afternoon session will be for slowing down with a gentle vinyasa flow to land and settle, and finish with some grounding yin poses to invite in stillness and calm. Suitable for all levels.

**This retreat counts as FIVE visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!


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Graceful Strength
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Graceful Strength

A strong practice is a graceful practice - flowing from one pose to the next with balance, control, and ease.  Join Melissa as she teaches how adding strength based movements can build a strong graceful yoga practice.

Wondering if you're ready for this class? We recommend a minimum baseline of 3 months’ yoga practice for this class.

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Intro to Yoga with Susan Barber
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Yoga with Susan Barber

For new students or those returning to their practice, an opportunity to learn or reinforce the foundational elements of yoga with lots of hands-on guidance. This workshop will focus on the “basics” including key poses, breathwork and an introduction to the eight limbs of yoga. It’s designed to help students develop a safe and beneficial yoga practice for future growth.

Meet Susan Barber: Susan Barber ERYT began her yoga journey 23 years ago when she fell in love with classical Ashtanga yoga studying with her first and primary teacher Beryl Bender Birch. She spent 5 years training to become a teacher of yoga, traveling to India to immerse herself in the culture of the ancient tradition and spending time at Swami Satchidananda’s Ashram. Susan taught internationally for 18 years in Singapore, Bahrain and Europe, including several years in Germany working with Wounded Warriors and those healing from trauma. After spending 3 years teaching full time in the NYC area, Susan has returned to her home state of Virginia where she will continue to offer group classes, private sessions and workshops. As a Certified Massage Therapist, Susan understands the body and how it works and brings this knowledge into her teaching. Her classes are traditional and alignment based while encouraging students to adapt the practice to their own bodies and unique needs — strong, steady and mindful!

**This workshop counts as THREE visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!

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Fueling Intention with Action Workshop: How to Move Mindfully in the Direction of Your Heart
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Fueling Intention with Action Workshop: How to Move Mindfully in the Direction of Your Heart

The new year is a powerful opportunity to open to possibility. Fueling intention with action is an interactive workshop that helps participants understand the benefit of setting intention as opposed to resolutions in the new year and guides participants in understanding how to fuel their intentions for change, discovery, development, with tools to gain insight into their “unique stuckness”. The workshop concludes with a 20-30 minute guided meditation to integrate learning. Make this the year of belonging more deeply to yourself and come join us.

ALISON SULLIVAN, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or LCSW with over 15 years’ experience in the field. She has additional certifications in hypnosis and integrative mental health. As the founder of Alison Sullivan and Associates, an integrative mental health practice in Fredericksburg, she understands and values the deeply unique, personal journeys that people are on in this life and seeks to join them by assisting them in rediscovering a sense of empowerment and enrichment in their personal and professional lives. Alison Sullivan and Associates offers individual and group therapy, massage, yoga workshops, mindfulness and meditation workshops as well as nutrition and mood-based workshops. Alison is regularly featured on Sunday Mornings with Dee Daniels on B101.5 and also has an integrative mental health podcast, Integration Nation that can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

**This workshop counts as TWO visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!

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40 Day New Year Revolution Challenge
Jan
7
to Feb 15

40 Day New Year Revolution Challenge

This year let’s ditch the resolutions....  Instead, let’s evolve by creating our own personal “Revolution for the New Year”.  Let’s set a focus that will continue for as long as we need it.  A 40-day challenge to transform an old, bad habit into a positive intention that becomes our new nature. Research says it can take as little as 21 days to make or break a habit. Habits are meant to be difficult to change because they have slipped into our daily lives without any thought--sometimes through boredom or stress. Think about what you do every day.  What is one thing you would like to focus on, so that your future self will be thankful that you did? Yoga teaches us that a better tomorrow is reflected by a better today. 

 

From January 7 to February 15 we will be offering a 40-day Yoga Revolution for the New Year. Set a focus for the New Year, then come and practice with us to help realize your positive intention. Learn more by taking our workshops this month to create a deeper connection with your intention. 

 

By practicing at Dragonfly at least 30 times during our 40 Day Challenge, you’ll be entered to win multiple prize packages (each 60, 75 or 90 min class counts as one visit; workshops count as multiple visits—ex: 3-hour workshop counts as three visits).

Prizes include a 3-month Dragonfly membership, Dragonfly 5-class pack, Dragonfly tank, Sugar Blend Rub, Love Bottle, Virginia Hill water bottle, a Grove salt lamp, and gift cards to Skin Touch Therapy, Peacaloo, City Vino and more. Plus, everyone who completes the challenge will earn a certificate for an extra-long savasana adjustment.

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Free Community Class at Strangeways Brewery
Jan
6
9:30 AM09:30

Free Community Class at Strangeways Brewery

Starting in December, Dragonfly is collaborating with Strangeways Brewery (350 Landsdowne Road in Fredericksburg) to offer a free all-levels yoga class on the first Sunday of every month from 9:30-10:30 AM. After class, you'll have early and VIP access to your choice of beers a full 30 minutes before the brewery opens to the public. January’s class goes on Sunday the 6th and will be led by Carly McHale.

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First Friday Yoga: Primal Flow
Jan
4
7:15 PM19:15

First Friday Yoga: Primal Flow

First Friday Funky Flow with Kelsey January 4 (7:15-8:15 PM). January's theme is "Primal Flow" where we’ll move and flow to a multi-cultural mix of primitive musical forms including tribal drums, Native American instrumentals and more—in honor of the primal human nature we all share. It’ll be a fun and liberating flow and is appropriate for all levels. After class we’ll enjoy refreshments, including kombucha (worth coming just to try it), and community together! 

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New Year Intention Classes - Finding Your Drishti
Jan
1
9:30 AM09:30

New Year Intention Classes - Finding Your Drishti

A New Year's day - A day of intention… Let's give ourselves a day to soften our edges by beginning the new year with more ease.  Ditch the resolutions.  We are not a problem to solve.  We simply need to learn how to look into our lives more clearly and with more focus.  We need to find our Drishti - aka- gazing point.  Let's learn how to focus with sustained intention.  Look without force and watch things unfold with time and backed with a spark of self love and action.  

Join Alana Weathersbee at 9:30am in the Hot Studio or Susan Barber at 11:00am in the Main Studio for this special New Years Day class.

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Christmas Eve Donation Classes
Dec
24
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Eve Donation Classes

From 9:00 - 10:15 on Christmas Eve, join Jess Kahn for All Levels Yoga in the Main Studio or Anne Kemp for Hot Yoga in the Hot Studio where, just like during Thanksgiving, we'll focus on gratitude and joy together. Both classes are donation based and all proceeds will go support Empowerhouse. All other Christmas Eve and Christmas Day classes are cancelled. 

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FREE Restorative Community Class Featuring Singe Simering
Dec
16
4:15 PM16:15

FREE Restorative Community Class Featuring Singe Simering

Signe has been a dedicated yogi for over 2 years and recently completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher training program with Jess Kahn Yoga in August of 2018. In addition to her continued dedication as a student of yoga, Signe is currently working to complete her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She hopes to leverage her love of mental health and spiritual wellness to assist others in finding the same therapeutic nourishment that she herself has experienced through the healing powers of yoga.

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FREE Winter Wellness Essential Oils Workshop
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Winter Wellness Essential Oils Workshop

Learn how essential oils can be used as an effective natural approach to your and your family’s healthcare needs in a safe, natural way. Appropriately integrated, these pure, potent essential oils strengthen overall health and immunity, providing side benefits as opposed to side effects, and supporting in the prevention of illness and disease (dis-ease). The workshop will focus on 10 key essential oils to use in your home and with your family and how they can support health. Some of the health areas we will discuss include sleep, digestion, pain, immunity, headaches, stress and anxiety.

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