Follow the balloons to the 3rd floor for our annual Free Open House with local practitioners offering resources for health,including presentations every half hour in room 310. In store we’ll feature raffles,demos and samples of some of our favorite wellness products.
11am Carol Roberge:Eating For Energy
What Would Your Life Be Like If You Had An Abundance Of Energy?
Learn what foods either increase or decrease our feeling of well being and how you can start incorporating more vitality into your life!
As a Raw Food Chef and Instructor and graduate of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute,Carol is committed to helping people learn how to incorporate more vibrant plant based foods into their diet.
11:30 am Joan Barlow:Muddy waters healing clay
Joan Barlow is a Skagit Valley area esthetician and inflammatory skin specialist. Her spa retreat is called Native Springs and is located in the La Conner Wellness Center,focused on a clientele that are interested in natural products and improving the quality of the skin. Joan will talk about treating inflammatory conditions with healing calcium bentonite clay.
12 noon Doug Walsh:Consuming Superfoods for Health
Doug is a certified raw food chef,and he has done workshops to assist people in upgrading their health all across the country. He has passionately devoted himself to the study of nutrition for over 20 years,and is currently the Northwest Regional Representative for HealthForce Nutritionals. Doug holds a magna cum laude BA in Physics and a Master’s degree in Education.
12:30pm Karen Louise:Make the Change – Use the Power of Hypnosis
Karen Louise,Registered Nurse,Registered Hypnotherapist and Certified Life Coach,has a private practice located in Mount Vernon. Karen assists her clients to develop personalized Balanced Living Strategies and then to use the power of hypnosis to achieve their goals,such as smoking cessation,weight loss,stress and phobic anxiety reduction or to manage chronic pain. Karen Louise,RN,RHT awakenaware.com
1pm Sandy Vess:Foot Reflexology
Do your feet hurt? Are you stressed out? Reflexology is a natural therapy of applying pressure to the feet that stimulates specific reflex areas of the feet. Those areas are believed to correspond to different parts of the body.
Because your feet are so rich with nerve endings,the application of reflexology can bring about a deep tranquil relaxation,helping to break up blockages,increase energy flow,and encourages the body’s own natural healing power. Reflexology can also assist in conditions such as stress,headaches,constipation,back pain,sinus congestion,etc.
In class,you will learn how to work on your own feet. Or bring a friend and work on each other. Reflexology is a wonderful gift to give to a friend or loved one.
Sandy Vess is a Master Reflexologist at Vera Wellness Center in downtown Mt. Vernon.
1:30pm Simme Bobrosky: Yoga of Sound,Chanting for Health
Simme Bobrosky,OTR/L,RYT,Occupational Therapist,Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance,and Reiki Master teaches Yoga Heart Space - tranquility for mind and body through sound healing,chanting and meditation. As we awaken to ourselves we change the world,bonding with each other with chants of light,love,peace and goodwill to all. African Proverb:“If you can walk you can dance,if you can talk you can sing.”
2 pm Jessie Tierney:Yoga for Equine Enthusiasts
Jessie will talk about how a yogic approach to working (and playing!) with your horse can enhance your riding skills,develop clear communication,and deepen your connection with your equine partner. All animal lovers welcome!
Jessie Tierney is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. An equestrian of over 18 years,she has taught yoga on and off horseback in the arena,on the trail,and in a variety of studio locations. Jessie currently teaches at Double S Quarter Horses in Bow and Quantum Health &Yoga Lounge in Burlington.
Practitioners will set up tables for informational conversations and demonstrations throughout the 3rd floor –come say hi to some of our favorite workshop presenters and local wellness support professionals,and get to know the great resources they offer:
Kathleen Flynn – Spiritual Director,SoulCollage®:sacredceremonies.com
Dr John Jarolimek,DC - Chiropractor:mountvernonchiropractor.com
Michelle Mahler –Essential Oils:circleofhealingessentialoils.com
Karl Mincin –Nutritionist:nutrition-testing.com
Clint Ainsworth –Massage Therapy:everydayhealth.com
Jelan Nabholz – thereikistylist.com
Quantum Health Massage and Yoga:qhyogalounge.com
La Leche League of Skagit: lllusa.org
Natalie Gustafson:Stroller Strides &Body Back
Skagit Natural Family Medicine:skagitdocs.net
Vera Wellness Center:Vera Wellness on Facebook
Diane Johnson,master gardener:Moon and astrological planting
Melissa Thyoneus:Reiki and Reflexology