Homeopathic ‘Dr. Mom’
Monday February 12th, 2018 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Learn practical ways to handle most of the acute childhood illnesses right on the spot, especially when they happen at a time when Dr.’s Office or Hospital visit is practically impossible. Those complaints can be at the middle of the night, “mom, I can’t sleep”, because the child may have intolerable ear ache, upset stomach, diarrhea, colic, cold & flu, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, headaches, asthma attacks, croup, sinus pain, high fever, nightmares, insomnia or anything similar. Dr. Peechatt will demonstrate a few of the most important Homeopathic medicines used for common illnesses. These medicines are 100% safe, natural and effective without any known side effects.

Gregory Peechatt HMD (Homeopathic Medicine’s Doctor-UK), Ph.D. N.D, is a practitioner of Homeopathic Medicine for over three decades He is also a Certified (by The National Board & by NYS) School Psychologist. He has worked with children, adolescents and young adults for the past 33 years in NYC and in Rochester. After defending his DHM Thesis on Homeopathic Treatment of ADHD, he has given several workshops to teachers, psychologists, health care professionals, parents of children with ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, OCD, ODD, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, etc. Dr. Peechatt integrates Classical & Modern Homeopathy, with Psychotherapy, Naturopathy, Acu-points stimulation, Japanese Shiatsu, Cold Laser Therapy for Pain Relief etc. http://homeopathyweb.org/

The Hero Within, Jessica Cary, MA Counseling, Certified Birthing Educator
Monday, March 12th, 2018 (6:30 -8:30pm)

PictureJessica utilizes a holistic model based on the Hero’s Journey for labor and delivery. In her talk she will also address how to apply the model as a base for parenting, integrating mind, body and spirit.

Jessica is the owner and founder of Sacred Pathways Birthing Education and Family Wellness Center. She received her BA in psychology and attained her MA in counseling focusing on the experience of grief, trauma and loss. She then gained an experiential education in working with people in a strength based and holistic manner where she learned the true power of mindful and loving awareness. Jessica's most current endeavor lies in birthing education. She assists other women in working through sources of anxiety and fear and helps to educate women in their natural ability to give birth. Jessica received her training and certificate through Birth Arts International. http://www.sacredpathwaysholisticbirth.com/

Film: Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe Monday, January 8th, 2018 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism. The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.

Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.

Chocolate Making Workshop with Laughing Gull Chocolates Monday, December 11, 2017 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Ready to try something new? Roll up your sleeves and learn the secret to making great tasting chocolate with Laughing Gull Chocolates' owner and Chief Chocolatier, Lindsay Tarnoff. During this hands on session, participants will practice the art of truffle-making from ganache to dipping while engaging in a conversation about the history of chocolate. You will go home with a small assortment of truffles and endless bragging rights as a chocolate connoisseur! We kindly ask each attendee to bring $10 to cover the cost of the truffles you will be making to take home.

Laughing Gull Chocolates was conceived out of a long-standing love affair with chocolate, a fascination with the story of chocolate, and a desire to use chocolate as a vehicle for social change. Lindsay has devoted time and passion in developing a meaningful mission, delicious recipes, and a strong business, first in her native Rhode Island, then in her adopted home of Rochester, NY. In addition to sharing her love of chocolate with the community, Lindsay ensures that each and every ingredient in Laughing Gull products are ethically and locally produced. Throughout the process, Lindsay uses chocolate as a catalyst to make a difference in the community and around the world. This fall, she is opening a brick and mortar shop in the North Winton Village neighborhood!http://www.laughinggullchocolates.com/

Holidays: We’ve Got This! Monday, November 13th, 2017 (6:30 -8:30pm)

Let’s put our creative minds together and discuss ways to tackle the challenges of the holidays and other celebrations your family shares together. What traditions do you have? What do you do to save money? What gift ideas (for teachers, family members and kids) do you have? What are your biggest challenges? Come discuss these topics and more with like-minded parents!
Bring your favorite tea to share if you’d like and a recipe you love (and have tried) to exchange with the group. In November and December, we’ll also be collecting new or used bras, new panties and feminine products to donate to the I Support the Girls Organization (http://isupportthegirls.org/)

Thriving (Not Just Surviving) in Motherhood and Life, Jessica Fowler, LCSW Monday, October 9th, 2017 (6:30 -8:30pm)

Is Motherhood exactly what you thought it would be? Chances are it is not. Would you like it to be a little different? Maybe a bit more peaceful? Jessica Fowler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice who will address how to find a little more joy in motherhood. Jessica will introduce ways to reduce stress as well as share tools on coping with balancing a life with children, work, and all the excitement life throws at you as a parent.

Jessica believes that having support during parenthood is important and essential. In her practice, she focuses on supporting individuals and couples during this exciting, yet overwhelming time. Jessica also specializes in working with women struggling with a perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorders, helping couples reconnect during early parenthood and parent coaching.http://www.jlfcounselingservices.com/

Vision Board Workshop, Nora Doebrich, Art Therapist Monday, Sept 11th, 2017 (6:30 -8:30pm)

Life can become so busy and we can often find ourselves running from one thing to the other. This can lead us to feel burnt out, overwhelmed and exhausted. This workshop is intended to help you slow down and focus on what is really important in your life. We will begin with a short seated meditation to shift your focus inward and to explore what it is that you want in your life. Then we will move to the art making process and you will have the opportunity to create your unique Vision Board based on your intentions. We will have collage materials available for you to create your masterpiece and we encourage you to have fun with this!

Nora has chosen to focus her yoga studies and instruction on children and women. Nora is certified to teach Kid’s Yoga, Baby and Me Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Along with being a Yoga Instructor, Nora has been an Art Therapist since 2004. In this portion of her career, she has chosen to work with women and children who have been impacted by trauma. Nora has incorporated yoga and mindfulness skills into her therapy to help her clients heal. http://flowercityyoga.com/

Mindful Parenting, Usha Shah Monday, August 14th, 2017 (6:30 - 8:30pm)

How do we increase our children's awareness or mindfulness and help them concentrate on relaxation and peace instead of drama, pain and suffering? Join us, as we learn from local mindfulness instructor, Usha Shah about how to lead our children in finding peace and joy in all their experiences.

Usha Shah has studied metaphysics for the past thirty two years and feels that self-realization can be achieved by anyone through practice of daily meditation and awareness. She has in depth knowledge of both the Eastern and Western spiritual teachings and how this knowledge can be integrated in our daily lives so that we can achieve greater balance, harmony, abundance and profound joy in all our experiences. She teaches classes in Sound Meditation, Mindfulness, Qigong and Course in Miracles at various local institutions. http://www.theawakenedlife.net

Family Picnic
Monday, July 10th, 2017 (5pm -7pm)

Pack a dinner and bring family members to a playground and splash park for an evening of fun. We will meet at Edmund Lyon Park, 551 Madison Street, East Rochester. Please note the earlier gathering time!

Nutrition Response Technique, Dr. Rachel Meegan-Iacchetta
Monday, June 12th, 2017 (6:30 - 8:30pm)

Have you ever wondered if you could finally beat that afternoon fatigue? Or just be able to get a full night's sleep? Maybe you wish your child could concentrate better at school, have less accidents at night, or avoid another cold. Dr. Rachel shares the amazing health benefits of NRT. Learn the secrets of Nutrition Response Technique as Dr. Rachel explains how to connect nutrition and your family's well being through this non-invasive system.

Dr. Rachel E. Meegan-Iacchetta from Lifetime Wellness Chiropractic has always been excited about serving others. It is important to her that everyone has the opportunity to be able to perform the activities they love most! Dr. Iacchetta has a unique whole body approach and uses a combination of chiropractic techniques, soft tissue work, clinical nutrition, NRT, cold laser therapy, and applied kinesiology (to name a few!) to help her patients feel their best. It is never too late to experience health! https://m.facebook.com/LifetimeWellnessPremierRochesterChiropractor/

May Meeting Mingle
Monday, May 8th, 2017 (6:30 -8:30pm)

If you could have a super power what would it be? Describe an unusual or humorous moment during one of your births. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? What was your first job? We will reflect and get to know one another through several picked at random questions. Answer the ones that inspire you and share your thoughts and experiences with the group.

We will also be making whipped body butter to try and take home. Come join us for a fun social evening!

Restore Your Pelvic Floor
with Wendy Featherstone and Jennifer Morin
Monday, April 10th, 2017 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Wendy and Jennifer will discuss pelvic health conditions common with pregnancy as well as postpartum. They will present what physical therapy options are available to address these concerns which also includes information on incontinence and core rehabilitation.

Wendy M. Featherstone has over 35 years of experience. She has been an active member of the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1988, and has served the Section on Women’s Health. Jennifer Morin is a board certified orthopedic specialist who has over 13 years of clinical physical therapy experience specializing in orthopedics and the female athlete, pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women, and pre-natal and post-partum care. Visit www.specialtyphystherapy.com.

Grow Your Own Food with Erin Hegeman Monday, March 13th, 2017 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Want to learn more about how to make your garden flourish? Horticulturist, Erin Hegeman, will teach us how to attract beneficial insects for agriculture, when to plant, how to rotate crops, pest management, how to compost and how to incorporate compost into our gardens.

Erin has been passionate about horticulture ever since she worked at a greenhouse when she was fourteen years of age. She obtained a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and her love for nature and children lead her to take courses in both Sustainable Agriculture and Child Development. Erin is a mother of three who lives in Macedon and works locally as a Birth Doula http://www.erinhegeman.com/

Chronic Lyme: a Naturopathic Approach Monday, Feb 13th, 2017 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Lyme disease is more common than one would think with an increase in people suffering with chronic symptoms attributed to Lyme. Learn about the best way to identify Lyme, current research, and naturopathic approaches to chronic Lyme, including botanical, homeopathic, nutritional, acupuncture, and Asian medicine approaches.

Les Moore, a naturopath and acupuncturist, has been treating Lyme since 1988 with natural approaches. He practices in Pittsford, NY, and pastors Wellspring Church in Clifton Springs, NY, where he served as the director of integrative medicine at Clifton Springs Hospital for twelve years.

Fourth Annual White Elephant Party! Monday, January 9th, 2017 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Here ye, Here ye! Come one, come all and join in on the fun of the Rochester Chapter Holistic Moms Network’s Fourth Annual White Elephant Exchange! Wrap a gently pre-loved or new item that could be loved and appreciated by another and pick one especially for you! It’s a new year and a time to recycle, repurpose and relax.

Bring a warm smile and a great gift to exchange!

Relax, Restore, Release, Recharge!Monday December 12, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season. Join us as we create eye pillows then use them in a session of restorative yoga led by Angela Brown. We’ll make bath salts, essential oil inhalers and each member will go home with a bottle of homemade vanilla. Best of all, we’ll have the opportunity to mingle and connect with other like minded people!

Keep Your Memories, Let Go of the Clutter!
Monday, November 14, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Overwhelmed with clutter but don't know how to begin the process of clearing out? Get inspired to de-clutter your home this fall with fresh ideas on how to keep your memories but “let go” of the stuff. This fun and lively program will include a list of local resources for donations plus creative tips to get you going. Diane Zielinski, the owner of Gentle DeCluttering (gentledecluttering.wordpress.com) is a “reformed clutterbug” who started her business after she went through the painful process of getting rid of the clutter in her own home.

CranioSacral Therapy with Molly Deutschbein Monday, October 10, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Molly Deutschbein is a NYS licensed massage therapist and an Advanced CranioSacral Therapist with both Upledger Institute Certification (2006) and Biodynamic Certification (2015). CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The craniosacral system (a physiological system like the cardiovascular and respiratory systems) provides the physical environment in which the brain and spinal cord develop and function. The light-touch technique works with natural and unique rhythms of our different body systems to pinpoint and correct source problems. More information can be found at spiritorganic.net

Anxiety Help For Kids and Parents with Jodi Aman Monday, September 12, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Join us for an Interactive Talk and Anxiety Recovery Training with Jodi Aman. Jodi has been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. She not only has helped clients recover from every problem in the book; she’s also experienced and has clawed her way out of her own anxiety and depression. Jodi shares her own story of transformation and that of many, many clients in her best selling book You 1 Anxiety 0 Win your freedom back from fear and panic. In it, she helps you make sense of life’s chaos, teaching you how to keep calm, feel peace and master happiness in your life. Through her popular blog and YouTube Channel, she has shared her message to thousands of followers all over the world. Her website is jodiaman.com

Art Therapy with Karla Weidman, MS, CASAC, LCAT
Monday, August 8, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Join us to learn more about this unique method of therapy that helps individuals express themselves through the element of art and writing with New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Karla Weidman, MS, CASAC, LCAT. You can learn more about Karla at her website: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/225172

We plan to do an activity with magazines. Please bring a set of scissors and two magazines. There will be some magazines and scissors to share with the group too.

Film Screening and Group Discussion of Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of our Lives Monday, July 11, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Join us to watch and discuss the film Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of our Lives which won the 2012 Movie of the Year by the Solari Report and the Top Transformational Film of 2012 by AwareGuide.

Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.

Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Trailer available at: http://geneticroulettemovie.com/

Emotional Freedom Technique with Eleanor Celentani Monday, June 13, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a technique which can be used for stress relief and other healing purposes. EFT is sometimes referred to as "tapping" and is beneficial for adults and children. [Rev.] Eleanor Celentani will give a presentation and lead the group through exercises.

Eleanor Celentani has been a New Thought minister for over 25 years, and was pastor of Unity Church of Greater Rochester for over nine years. She is now retired from church ministry. Since the 1980's Eleanor has been exploring alternative healing methods to augment her spiritual healing ministry, with special study of rebirthing [breathwork], flower essences and Emotional Freedom Technique [EFT]. A native of East Rochester, she graduated with a B.A. from Nazareth College and has an MLA degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Pamper Yourself! An Evening of Fun and Relaxation with the Holistic Moms Network Rochester Chapter Monday, May 9, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Enjoy time for yourself this month! Meet local practitioners and experience first hand the healing they can provide. Angela Brown will perform Reiki. Patrick Boswell will provide Massage Therapy and Acupuncture. Patrick is a licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, and a DONA trained birth doula. He is the owner and operator of A New Life Acupuncture (a traditional Chinese Medicine practice specializing in the care of women's health, fertility, pregnancy, labor/delivery, postpartum and pediatric patients). You will also bring a little relaxation home by creating an herbal bath mix and an aromatherapy inhaler. Inhalers will be generously donated by Marvy Moms’ Certified Aromatherapist, Emily Carpenter (see marvymoms.com for a free Introduction to Aromatherapy Mini Course).

In between stations, you can enjoy a cup of tea, a sweet treat, and discussion with other fabulous members and visitors. Join us for a relaxing evening!

The Healing Power of Lavender with Les Moore, ND, MSOM, DHANP, CCH, RH, LAc.Monday, April 11, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Do you love lavender? Join us as we learn all about the healing power of this fantastic plant from Les Moore, ND, MSOM, DHANP, CCH, RH, Lac. The lecture will examine the history, research, and uses of lavender for healing. We will examine its role in healing including its uses for pain, fatigue, stress, insomnia, migraines, nausea, and many other uses.

Les Moore is a pioneer and one of the world’s leaders of Integrative Medicine, being the only Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopath, and Licensed Acupuncturist to have served as Director of two Integrative Medicine Centers and be employed in two hospitals. He has authored two leading books on healing and continues to write and lecture internationally. Dr. Moore received a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, and a Certificate of Homeopathy from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Moore is a Diplomate of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and is a Certified Classical Homeopath of the Council on Homeopathic Certification. He is also a Registered Herbalist of the American Herbalists Guild. He is a New York State licensed acupuncturist and is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has also earned a Master of Arts in Applied Theology and a Graduate Certificate in Interfaith Pastoral and Spiritual Care from Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Oregon. You can learn more about Dr. Moore at http://drlesmoore.com/

Benefits of Rough Play with Early Childhood Educator and Specialist, Drew Beeman of Progressive Early Learning Monday, March 14, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Come listen to Early Childhood Educator and Specialist, Drew Beeman, speak about the power of play for children, specifically focusing on the benefits of rough and tumble play. Drew will explain how learning is taking place when children roughhouse and give some advice and ideas about roughhousing with your children.

Drew Beeman, Founder and Director of Progressive Early Learning, is an Early Childhood Educator and Specialist with over twelve years experience working in child care and preschool classrooms. He believes very strongly in the power of play, and is an advocate for play based learning. His training presentations are fun, interactive, and informational, with the intent to include evidence based practice as new information becomes available. He provides services to children and families as well as services to child care and preschool programs in the Rochester area. For more information about learning through play and about Progressive Early Learning, visit www.ProgressiveEarlyLearning.com.

Introduction to Nutritional Therapy – How to Find Your Keys to Vibrant Health with Laura Villanti, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified GAPS Practitioner Monday, February 8, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Do you ever ponder the following?
  • How come there is so much conflicting information out there on diet and nutrition? 
  • What foods are really best for me? 
  • What comprises nutrient dense properly prepared foods? 
  • How come I am challenged with losing weight even with a great diet and sufficient exercise? 
  • What are some simple steps I can take for myself and my family that will get us on a better path to health? 
  • What are the most important food and nutritional foundations to focus on to attain more vibrant health? 
  • How do the core nutritional foundations affect my sleep, energy, brain sharpness, memory, mood, metabolism, skin, learning and attention, endocrine (thyroid, adrenals, female hormones), immune system strength and more? 
  • How to know what nutrients are lacking in your diet? 
If so, then you will love learning about Nutritional Therapy. Nutritional Therapy uses many tools - health and lifestyle review, food journals, Nutritional Health Assessment, Functional Evaluation, Lingual Neuro Testing and more. All of this is built upon the most important aspect of all… a nutrient dense, properly prepared whole food diet.

Join us as we learn the nutritional foundations for vibrant health with Laura Villanti. Laura is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a Certified GAPS Practitioner. She is active in the community as a volunteer chapter leader for the Weston A Price Foundation, an international, non-profit nutritional foundation. Her practice is At Home With Wellness, LLC which provides nutritional therapy, digestive health and optimal wellness consulting and education.

Laura has spent the past decade teaching and sharing with others the importance of nutrition for our health. She attends multiple conferences each year on the subject of nutrition, optimal health, natural health and organic food production. Her focus is on the use of nutrient dense whole foods and optimizing digestive health so as to aid clients in achieving vibrant health. She has trained with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) protocol and has taught this protocol to hundreds over the past 8 years. Most recently, Laura became certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Her work ties together the important elements of a properly prepared, nutrient dense diet along with the primary nutritional foundations for vibrant health and the roadmap for improved and optimal digestion. It really all comes together. You can learn more about Laura and her practice at www.athomewithwellness.com

It's the Rochester Holistic Moms Network's Third Annual White Elephant Party, Monday, January 11, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Here ye, Here ye! Come one, come all and join in on the fun of the Rochester Chapter Holistic Moms Network’s Second Annual White Elephant Exchange! Wrap a gently pre-loved or new item that could be loved and appreciated by another and pick one especially for you! It’s a new year and a time to recycle, repurpose and relax.

Bring a warm smile, a good joke and a great gift to exchange!

Light refreshments will be provided! See you there…

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. ”
~Joseph Campbell

Draw Your Way to Peace and Happiness with Instructor/Artist Michelle Frechette Ames of Doodle Chicks Monday, December 14, 2015 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Join us with your friends as Michelle Frechette Ames teaches us this calming and peaceful form of meditation - through the use of repetitive "doodling."

Michelle discovered meditative art in 2012. She soon began teaching meditative art in small groups to share the peace, calm, and well being gained through the meditative art process. The art is easy and fun to create and productive for your own peace and well being. You can learn more about Michelle and meditative art at her website: http://doodlechicks.com/

Immune Boosters with Certified Aromatherapist Emily Carpenter Monday, November 9, 2015 (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)

School has started and cold and flu season is just around the corner. Certified Aromatherapist, Emily Carpenter, will share ways to boost your immune system to prevent infections as well as tricks to shorten the duration of illness once a bug strikes.

A 5.5 oz bottle of elderberry syrup costs $23 at a local health food store. In times of sickness, this may last you a week or less. You can make your own to save money, have fun, and empower your family to play a role in maintaining their health! HMN members attending this meeting will each receive enough elderberries and herbs to make their first 16+ oz batch of elderberry syrup. Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting to learn about immune boosters too.

Discover how combining the use of aromatherapy, homeopathy, herbs, vitamins, hygiene and diet can possibly make this your healthiest winter ever.

Emily Carpenter is a Certified Aromatherapist and Reiki Practitioner. She’s currently in school for botanical medicine and homeopathy, and continues to study aromatherapy. Emily has a mommy blog, Marvy Moms, where she publishes weekly coupons as well as shares what she knows about aromatherapy, homeopathy and botanical medicine. Emily is also the owner of WhizBang! Web Solutions LLC, where she creates websites and a social media presence for local businesses.

Introduction to the Principles of Qi Gong with Certified Qi Gong Therapist, Lori Scime Monday, October 12, 2015 (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)

Qi Gong (pronounced Chee Gong) is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that works on the body to bring balance and health, both physically and emotionally. Certified Qi Gong Therapist Lori Scime will introduce participants to the principles of Qi Gong, which include exercises and meditation, diet, and hands on healing. She will teach several simple Qi Gong exercises directly to participants to help bring the body in balance. Exercises are gentle and appropriate for all abilities.

Lori Scime has been studying and practicing Qi Gong since 2008. Her curiosity into how Qi Gong healing works led her to pursue certification in Qi Gong therapy. She received her initial certification through Lisa B. O’Shea and the Qi Gong Institute in 2011, earning her permanent certification in 2013.

Lori studied elementary education at Bradley University in Peoria, IL, and received her Master’s Degree from SUNY Brockport. Lori taught in Chicago and for the Rush- Henrietta school district before leaving the profession to concentrate on raising her family. She is active in her church as a Stephen Minister, helping individuals who are going through crises. Lori also has a private practice in Qi Gong Therapy and is available for Qi Healing sessions. You can contact her at 585-260-1686 or email Lsqigong@aol.com.

“Hands On” Event of Learning Infant Massage with Nina Neu! Monday, September 14, 2015 (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)

Bond with your little one as you learn the techniques of Infant Massage from Nina Neu from Flower City Yoga. The loving touch of parents not only comforts and soothes infants, it may also bring relief to fussiness, gas, colic, and constipation. Your baby’s needs will always come first during class while you take this special time for you and your baby to get to know each other. Bring a pillow, a thick blanket and a washcloth. All caregivers are welcome to attend.

Because of the nature of this class being a hand’s on practical event which welcomes the whole family (Mom, Dad and siblings) to participate, we request only 10 infants and their families attend as the max for families with infants. However, anyone additional is welcome that may not have an infant. Members are given first opportunity and would need to RSVP once the event invite is sent. Email us at holisticmomsroc@gmail.com to receive the event invite via email.

Nina Neu is an Infant Massage Instructor at Flower City Yoga. Nina has found Infant Massage extremely helpful as a parent of four children. She then received certification by The International Association of Infant Massage in 2013 and has been instructing at Flower City Yoga since January of 2014.

To learn more about Nina and Flower City Yoga please visit their website at: http://www.flowercityyoga.com/