WAYS, YSAC and Yellow Springs Community Library to offer first Annual Wellness Month presentations in Yellow Springs
The Wellness Association of Yellow Springs (WAYS), the Yellow Springs Community Library and the Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) are collaborating on the first annual “April is Wellness Month" in Yellow Springs.
Six free Wellness presentations will be held at the Yellow Springs library, 415 Xenia Ave, throughout the month. Each presentation is designed to educate, empower and involve the public in modalities and practices for elevating health and wellness, as well as to build community awareness and participation. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered at some of the presentations. The schedule follows:Thursday, April 4, 6-7:30 pm “Brain Fitness Can be Fun” with Carmen Milano, RYTMonday, April 8, 6-7:30 pm “Transforming Trauma & Cultivating Emotional Resiliency” with Amy Chavez, LMT, CCCE, CLDSaturday, April 13, 2-4 pm “Help Your Child Onto the Wellness Train For Life” with Erika Grushon, DCThursday, April 18, 6-7:30 pm “Natural Pain Management” with Eric Rodriguez, MH, CCITuesday, April 23, 6-7:30 pm “Music Therapy... for the Mind, Body & Spirit” with Larisa McHugh, MA, MT-BC, RYTMonday, April 29, 6-7:30 pm “Learn Basic Chair Massage for Friends & Family” with Marybeth Wolf, Holistic Bodyworker
Additionally, on Thursday, April 25, an OM Circle will be held at 7:30pm in the Yellow Springs Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The event will bring people together to chant OM for 45 minutes. OM is referred to as “the sound of the universe” and is said to have healing effects on those who chant it as well as on the community at large. All are invited to join the circle. Event leaders are Deborah McGee, Polarity Therapist and Energetic Bodyworker, and Douglas Klappich, Reflexologist and Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Plans for 2014 include adding a Health and Wellness Fair to kick off the month-long event. Watch here for the announcment of our Facebook page full of events once it is launched.