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Introduction to Somatic Breath

Date & Time: 
Oct 14 2017 - 9:00am - 11:30pm

The breath and your breathing pattern are a vital part of aligning with emotional regulation, overall physical wellness and reconnecting to innate emotional intelligence which allows for a life of more peace, a quieter mind and an open heart.
This uplifting, educational class includes the three levels of the breath, what is an open, healthy breath, what is innate emotional intelligence, demonstration and discussion of connected breathing and it's many benefits and a fully facilitated thirty minute connected breath session with debrief. Pre-registration is required. Peruse website for more contact information and to register.

Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair

Date & Time: 
Sep 15 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm


The Strolling of the Heifers Presents the Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair! 

Celebrate the last week of summer, and usher in a happy, healthy fall! Come explore possibilities for sustaining your mental and physical well-being with local and regional businesses. Bring the whole family; there will be something for everyone! 

  • Meet health care practitioners from all disciplines

  • Sample scrumptiously healthy snacks

  • Browse natural body products

  • Watch and participate in demonstrations

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Following Your Inner Light with Jonas Cain

Date & Time: 
Sep 15 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This event is part of the Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair: https://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/live-local-live-healthy-wellness-fair/

Jonas Cain is a positivity expert, author, magician, and Third Degree Reiki Master on a mission to help others live a more positive lifestyle.  Today he'll present a discussion on "following your inner light" to live a life of focus, gratitude, and intentionality.  Along the way he’ll share insight into his work as a Reiki Master and perform a little “magic” too.  One lucky person will walk away with a free copy of his latest book "And The Pursuit Of Happiness!"

Brown Bag Lunch Series: An Introduction to Synthesis Coaching

Date & Time: 
Sep 8 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are You Ready to be More in Balance with Your Life?

Robin White offers a powerful approach to self development based on the psychosynthesis model of wholeness, growth and change. Learn some of the tools and daily practices that support a greater sense of fulfillment, life balance, and personal well being.

Robin White is a board certified (BCC) Health/Wellness and Life Coach and Psychosynthesis Counselor. Robin is an adjunct Psychosynthesis teacher for The Synthesis Center in Amherst, MA. Robin is a 500 hour Mindfulness Yoga Alliance Teacher and offers workshops in Compassionate communication & Psychosynthesis, incorporating these modalities in her Wellness and Yoga retreats

Weight Control with Hypnosis

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Mon Oct 02 2017 .
Sep 11 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sep 18 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sep 25 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Oct 2 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Weight Loss Community Hypnosis Sessions starting in September at the Brattleboro Health Center, 441 West River Rd, Brattleboro with Susan Rosano, Hypnotist of Healthy Changes Vermont.
First subject: "Hypnosis for Weight Control" There will be 4 places available in this series of four sessions every Monday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 pm starting Monday, September 11th, the week after Labor Day.
Only $40.00 per session of health coaching & hypnosis

Reservations necessary. Please email Susan at srosano754@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

First session 9/11/17: Healthy Eating Habits
Second session 9/18/17: Healthy Food & Drink
Third session 9/25/17: Enjoy Exercise
Forth session 10/2/17: See Yourself at Your Perfect Weight
To reserve your place, email Susan at: srosano754@gmail.com

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Date & Time: 
Aug 31 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm


EAGALA Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is fully felt experience in the moment. No horseback riding is involved. Facilitated by Mental Health Professionals Denise Forkin LMFT and equine specialist, Susan Manning Ross, we hold space for clients and horses to interact. Horses are able to be themselves and not have to act in a certain way, just like our clients. This is a space to explore, and build relationships on equal footing.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Being Mortal - Conversation and Movie

Date & Time: 
Aug 29 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Brattleboro Area Hospice for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film "Being Mortal." Based on the book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.

Brain Health, Naturally

Date & Time: 
Sep 13 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Supporting the brain with nourishing foods, herbal remedies,
healthy living practices, and safe holistic approaches can be a powerful way to
improve clarity of mind, memory, attention, test scores, and overall quality of
life. Join us to learn some of the best natural options for coping with our
high-speed world. You will find a wealth of sensible options for your entire
family and you'll be able to witness immediate results!

Instructor: Cindy Hebbard

Cost: $0 - Free Class for Adults

You must
register for this class: call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Putney Zumba Fitness

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 30 2017 except Sat Nov 25 2017.
Aug 19 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Aug 26 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Sep 2 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Sep 9 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Sep 16 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Sep 23 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Sep 30 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Oct 7 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Oct 14 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Oct 21 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Oct 28 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Nov 4 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Nov 11 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Nov 18 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Dec 2 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Dec 9 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Dec 16 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Dec 23 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Dec 30 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am


Kid's Health, Naturally!

Date & Time: 
Aug 16 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Do you know
many children are experiencing chronic health problems such as asthma, severe
allergies, anxiety and other stress-related conditions which used to
predominantly affect only adults and seniors? Children are subjected to a
number of dangerous toxins found in their everyday environment. In this
important talk, we'll discuss special nutritional needs for children along with
fun ways for them to enjoy a variety of nourishing foods. Learning how to put
these ideas into practice can help them avoid disease and chronic health
conditions and put them on the path to a healthy lifestyle.

Cindy Hebbard

Cost: $0 -
Free Class for Adults

Location: Co-op
Community Room

Free Plant-Based for Beginners Class in Brattleboro

Date & Time: 
Aug 3 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join Meg Donahue from MamaSezz during a FREE Brattleboro class to learn about the power of food as medicine and how your health could improve when you move from foods that hurt to foods that heal! PLUS, enjoy some healthy and delicious plant-based snacks from MamaSezz on the house!

We'll have 4 FREE 1-hour classes on Thursdays, starting August 3rd. Join us for 1 or all 4 classes! Drop ins welcome!

Curious about transitioning to a plant-based diet but not sure where to start?

Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Has your health-care provider told you that eating a healthy diet could improve your health?

Then this class is for you! During our class you'll August 3rd you'll...

- Learn what a whole food, plant-based diet is
- Understand why it's so good for our health

Gong Bath (Immersion)-Sound Healing-"Spirit, Energy & Power of the Gong"

Date & Time: 
Jul 17 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Zumba Gold (low to no impact)

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 7 days until Sun Aug 27 2017 .
Jun 24 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Jul 1 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Jul 8 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Jul 15 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Jul 22 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Jul 29 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Aug 5 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Aug 12 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Aug 19 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Aug 26 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Enjoy the party, as we modify Zumba Basic moves to fit what feels good to each mover, even if you can't, won't or don't dance. Moving to the rhythm is all it takes to sweat! We love it! See what gets us partying!

Breathe Free! Natural Solutions for Allergies, Asthma, and Breathing Difficulties

Date & Time: 
Jun 14 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Allergies and breathing difficulties are on the rise for all ages. Many toxins pollute our air. This class is essential to anyone who suffers with allergies, asthma or other breathing difficulties including COPD. Learn about safe, holistic options to improve breathing, lung and sinus health naturally.
Instructor: Cindy Hebbard
Cost: Free Class, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

Tending the Gardener

Date & Time: 
Jun 10 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn to use natural methods for the prevention and relief of aches and pains, fatigue, skin irritation and other common gardener ailments.
Presenter: Jerry Landau
Cost: Free Presentation, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

Free Yourself From Chronic Pain

Date & Time: 
May 25 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Chronic pain affects millions of Americans and can happen to us at any age—children as young as three or four, teens, and adults of all ages may suffer with chronic pain. If you or a loved one has chronic or frequent pain, please join us to learn to use delicious healing foods and safe herbal remedies for long-term relief.

Free, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

Introduction to Somatic Breath

Date & Time: 
May 20 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Introductory class includes: what is an open, healthy breath, three levels of the breath, Innate Emotional Intelligence, connected breath description, demonstration and facilitated session with debrief. Pre-registration is required.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Introduction to Tai Chi

Date & Time: 
Apr 10 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A form of martial art, Tai Chi is a gentle way to help reduce stress and
anxiety and increase flexibility and balance. Patrick Cavanaugh is a long-time
student of Wolfe Lowenthal and is an
instructor at Long River Tai Chi Circle in VT and NH.

Lyme Disease: Herbal Strategies

Date & Time: 
Apr 27 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Master Herbalist Cindy Hebbard to learn about Lyme Disease along with holistic and alternative strategies for dealing with ticks to prevent illness and long-lasting disease.

Free, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Pantomime for Parkinson’s

Date & Time: 
Mar 16 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rob Mermin, founder of Circus
Smirkus, trained with legendary mime Marcel Marceau before embarking on a
40-year career in the theater and circus world. He will talk about how he
adapts basic pantomime and circus techniques to help people with Parkinson's
cope with movement limitations. Mime techniques include visualization, body
language, nonverbal communication, articulation of gesture, and creative use of
imagery and space. Mime is a valuable method to enhance perception of one’s
immediate movement problem, visualize a better result, and overcome the
limitation through focused action. Come and put your Mime Over Matter!

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