Workshops & Classes
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We are striving to build a community of like-minded people with our fun, educational, and inspiring workshops. We offer cooking classes and classes on nutrition, cravings, stress relief, meditation, and more! Sign up on our email list for monthly reminders of our current schedule.
5-5 Holiday Drive to benefit the DVCCC We’re excited to announce that our 3rd Annual holiday drive was a success! With your help, we raised $750 and hundreds of dollars’ worth of supplies for the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC) These gifts will go far in helping the DVCCC support local victims and their families while they get back on their feet. The work that the DVCCC does for our community is tremendously important. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by a partner in the U.S. The physical and emotional effects of trauma can last a lifetime. Domestic victimization is correlated with higher rates of depression, suicide and chronic illness, and between 21 and 60 percent of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse. For these reasons and more, this tragedy that happens behind closed doors has effects on the entire community. The DVCCC is doing the essential work of supporting victims of abuse and also proactively runs programs to educate Chester County residents about the symptoms and effects of partner abuse. Their services include a 24-hour emergency hotline, adult counseling, legal services, children’s services, educational programming, housing, and connections to area resources. All of these services are provided for free. In fact, the DVCCC is the only state-recognized agency in Chester County that provides free, comprehensive counseling and legal options to clients. Local victims and their children receive the support and protection they need so that they can heal and become independent. “The DVCCC is an amazing organization,” says Vital Touch Wellness owner, Jen McLamb. For the last two years, Vital Touch Wellness has been giving chair massages to the staff and volunteers there. Jen was so moved by the work they do that she wanted to do more for the people that they serve. “One thing that especially impresses me about the DVCCC is their dedication to outreach and education,” Jen explains. “Domestic violence and child abuse is something a lot of people don’t want to talk about. But it’s happening much more than we realize, and that’s devastating. The more people learn about this problem, the more that can be done to stop it.” Increasing awareness, Jen says, is another big part of the 5-5 Holiday Drive. “Because another important fact I learned from the DVCCC is that the effects of domestic violence reach far beyond the home. It impacts our schools, businesses and our whole community.” It’s not too late to help this amazing and essential local organization. See the list below for items the DVCCC needs to run its office and support the survivors. Can also make a direct donation online at www.dvccc.com. General Wish List for the DVCCC New twin sheets, pillows, blankets New crib sheets and blankets New bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths Cleaning supplies Dryer sheets Laundry detergent (HE preferred) Liquid and dishwasher detergent Sponges, mops, and brooms Bleach Single ply toilet paper Small clock radios Paper towels Trash bags (any size up to 33 gal) Hand sanitizer Antibacterial hand soap Cosmetics Personal hygiene products Feminine hygiene products...read more
New day and time! Shake Your Soul- the Yoga of Dance is a new and refreshing approach to mind-body fitness that positively affects our muscles, our hearts, and our brains. A highly effective exercise for building cardiovascular strength and for beautifully toning the muscles of the arms, hips and core, dance also lifts the spirit, opens the heart, and sharpens the mind. Shake Your Soul is a dance class for everyone. If you love dancing (even if you don’t consider yourself a “dancer”), you’ll love this class. New day and time: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. @ Blue Buddha Studios 1247 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore (on rte. 100 just north of 401) Map $15 per class, or $75 for a six week session beginning 10/21 Register by calling Blue Buddha at 484-341-8106 or register at the class For specific questions about the class, call instructor Jen McLamb at 484-341-8411 Shake Your Soul is an experience of dancing from the inside out. In this unique approach to mind-body exercise you discover your soul in motion. In addition to all the traditional benefits of exercise, you experience the added joy of your spirit inspiring you, inspiring your movement and bringing inspiration to your life! When you dance, your clarity of mind increases as your brain’s motor center, the cerebellum, is in full swing. Neuroscientific research points to the power of dance as one of the best ways a way to create mental clarity and health. Feeling and expressing joy is at the core of Shake Your Soul. We can “train” our brain through our bodies to experience joy! Along with experiencing joy we can train our body-mind to experience other states of well being as we learn to move with a sense of freedom, relaxation, strength, power, and grace. Additional Benefits: Release tension and stress. Improve confidence and boost your mood. Strengthen core muscles. Increase energy. Connect with others, experiencing community and support through dance. Maintain a healthy, happy heart. Shake Your Soul – the Yoga of Dance is taught by Vital Touch Wellness owner and certified instructor Jen McLamb SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR! Do you know a yoga studio, gym, or community center that wants to hold fun and exhilarating dance classes on a regular basis? Contact certified dance instructor Jen McLamb at...read more
Vital Touch Wellness therapist JoAnn Long, LMT, recently became certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage specially designed to encourage the natural drainage of lymph. Our lymphatic system is a complex and important circulation system separate from our blood circulation. Lymph is a clear fluid that surrounds our cells and picks up the waste products that they produce. A complex network of fine lymphatic vessels then transport this waste and other excess fluid to our lymph nodes which filter it before depositing it back into our blood circulation. When our lymphatic system needs support Unlike blood, our lymph doesn’t have a heart to pump it through the body. Its circulation relies on tiny muscles in its vessels, as well as on the action of our muscles to power it through. Poor lymphatic circulation can lead to overall congestion, decreased immunity, and poor cellular function and more. Reasons for poor flow include: Lack of exercise and prolonged sitting Surgery or trauma Pregnancy Pollutants (environmental and dietary pollutants produce more waste from the cells) What can Lymphatic Drainage Massage help? Lymph node stimulation and gentle, systematic strokes help clear the fluid backlog and can produce the following benefits: Reduce discomfort and swelling in legs and ankles during pregnancy Reduce pain and inflammation from sinusitis Relieve headache pain Promote detoxification Aid drainage when lymph nodes have been removed, such as after mastectomy Promote healing post surgery or trauma Relieve soreness and congestion in breasts from PMS or fibrocystic disease Enhance breastfeeding by unclogging blocked ducts Curious about trying lymphatic drainage? Call us to schedule a session with JoAnn today at 484.341.8411. Or book an appointment...read more
If you find yourself eating most of your meals in your car or out of a take-out container, you’re not alone! People want to heat healthy but lead hectic lives that allow little or no time for cooking. Find out how to make great choices whether eating take-out, from a convenience store, or at the finest restaurants in town. We’ll explore simple tips towards good, better, and best nutrition decisions to help you enjoy a healthy and delicious dining experience. CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING...read more
Sugar Craving Workshop Are you constantly craving sweets and carbs and wish you could gain control? Do you feel like eating well and staying healthy is an uphill battle? In this class, you’ll learn how to get to the bottom of your cravings and control your eating habits without will power or deprivation! Led by certified health and nutrition coaches Jen McLamb and Ann Murphy, this fun and interactive workshop will include dynamic discussion of the many factors that can lead to cravings, what these desires can indicate, and practical solutions, as well as food samples and recipes. We’ll also explore the emotional and lifestyle connection to food and eating and what makes typical diets so hard to sustain. Healthy sweet treats and recipes will be provided. CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING...read more
Research shows that massage your new baby can significantly improve their digestion, help them sleep better, and strengthen their immune system. A wonderful way to bond! Learn techniques to soothe and comfort your baby Do you wish your little one would sleep just a tiny bit longer? Does she suffer from colic or other gastrointestinal issues? Would you like to learn more ways to relax and bond with your baby? Research has shown how massage for infants improves sleep, digestive function, immunity, and skin condition – best of all, it balances baby’s mood, enhances bonding, and is relaxing not only for baby, but for mom and dad as well. Join Certified Massage Therapist JoAnn Long as she shows you easy techniques both you and baby will love! At Active Family and Sports Chiropractic, 403 West Lincoln Hwy, Exton$25 per baby Coming In...read more