WRENS NEST TO HOST SUMMER FARM-TO-TABLE TASTING AND ORGANIC FOOD WORKSHOP JUNE 20
Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing in Dalton, Ga., will host a Summer Farm-to-Table Tasting and Organic Food Workshop Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., using produce from local sources, including Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm based in Calhoun, Ga.
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Jaya Ramamurthy will explore the “Ayurvedic Six Taste” food theory and how those tastes have unique influences in our bodies and minds. In addition to preparing some delicious culinary samples, she’ll share how to include the six tastes (sweet, salty, sour, pungent, astringent and bitter) in diets naturally and reap their benefits year-round. Additionally, Ellen Thompson, representing Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm and Happy Owl Personal Empowerment (H.O.P.E.), will offer insight on growing and preparing organic veggies and the benefits of eating organic produce. Attendees will enjoy delicious tastings of quality, organic food and will be able to take away some easy-to-prepare recipes they can make at home. Much like a summer picnic, the atmosphere at Wrens Nest will encourage social engagement as well as interactive learning.
Ramamurthy participates in workshops at Wrens Nest periodically that focus on the ancient science of Ayurveda. Her Ayurvedic roots began during her Indian childhood, growing up in her mother and grandmother’s kitchens. She completed her formal study of Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda (the only state-accredited Ayurvedic institution in the USA) in 2009. Jaya is a state-certified Clinical Ayurveda Specialist with over 1,000 hours of Ayurvedic training. For more information, visit ayurjaya.com.
Wrens Nest serves as a drop-off point for Dalton residents who purchase shares from Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm. To learn more, visit risenshineorganicfarm.com. Thompson is a certified wellness and health coach with more than 25 years experience. She leads wellness retreats and Mindful Eating and Mindful Living programs in Rome, Ga., where she operates her business. She was led to Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm as a customer and has witnessed many success stories with clients who have changed their diets to include local, organic foods. For more information about Thompson, visit hopeofrome.com.
The cost for the workshop is $35 (cash or check). Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com. For more information, visit www.wrensnestcenter.com or www.facebook.com/wrensnestcenter or call (706) 529-NEST (6378).
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MARCH 28 WORKSHOP AT WRENS NEST CENTER TO FOCUS ON THE HEALING ARTS OF GARDENING
Lisa “Pipsissewa” Bedner, R.N., to be Featured Speaker
Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing in Dalton, Ga., will host “The Healing Arts of Gardening,” a workshop to be held Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 2001 Shields Rd. Featured speaker Lisa “Pipsissewa” Bedner will be the keynote speaker. Bedner is a a certified professional medical herbalist and has more than 30 years experience as a registered nurse. She is also a Medicine Woman of the Turtle Clan of the Teehahnahmah Nation. She will offer two, one-hour presentations: “Growing the Medicinal Herb Garden: Six Plants Everyone Should Have” and “The Health Benefits of Culinary Herbs: How to Use Common Cooking Herbs as Medicine.” Bedner will touch upon both modern and Native American historical uses of these herbs and plants.
“Over the years, people are always asking me what herbs they should grow for medicine. I choose to share the plants I use the most. These plants are easy to grow, especially if you start with a bedding plant,” she elaborated. Bedner will explain how herbs can be great healers of digestive problems, including heartburn, reflux and bowel issues, as well as the healing qualities of mint.
Bedner is owner of Lisa’s Greenhouse and Pipsissewa Herbs, which manufactures and sells traditional Native American herbal medicines. She grows and sells more than 120 varieties of organically grown herbs. She is an experienced lecturer and teaches and regularly presents at herb festivals and garden clubs in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Indiana. Additionally, she is currently leading an on-going study on non- pharmaceutical treatments for fibromyalgia.
Attendees will also enjoy a presentation on attracting bluebirds offered by Vernon Gordon, a veteran bluebird house builder. He will have birdhouses available for sale at the event.
Following the presentations, workshop-goers can participate in a community planting of medicinal plants from Native American, Chinese and Ayurvedic traditions. The planting will take place in a unique garden housed within “The Healing Advocate,” a 1990 lime green Volvo dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin “Marty” Michaels whose career as a pediatrician in Dalton was devoted to helping aid the injured and heal the sick as he offered comfort and hope to many patients and their families. Filled with medicinal plants and herbs, “The Healing Advocate” is intended to change with the seasons, weathering the droughts and the downpours with resilience and humility while showcasing vegetation which possesses beauty as well as healing qualities.
The cost (cash or check) for the workshop is $35. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrens Nest is a 2,650 sq. ft. facility located at 2001 Shields Rd. that offers yoga, psychotherapy counseling, acupuncture, meditation, nutrition, ayurveda and general health consultations and more. For more information on Wrens Nest in general, contact Cindy Michaels at (706) 529-NEST (6378) or visit www.wrensnestcenter.com and www.facebook.com/wrensnestcenter. For more information about the featured speaker, visit www.pipsissherbs.biz.
JAN. 10 WORKSHOP AT WRENS NEST CENTER TO FOCUS ON SLEEP AND SETTING A PATH FOR GROWTH IN THE NEW YEAR
R. Blaine Minor, MD, and Susan Ewing, LCSW, to be featured speakers at “Gifts of the New Year” Workshop at Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing
Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing in Dalton, Ga., will host “Gifts of The New Year,” a workshop held Saturday, January 10 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Featured speakers R. Blaine Minor, MD, and Susan Ewing, LCSW, will offer presentations and lead discussions on the benefits of sleep and how to best to rest well and developing a mindset that nurtures a successful path for growth in the new year.
Gifts of the New Year is designed to offer the general public valuable information that will enable individuals to work toward wellness in 2015. Dr. Minor’s talk will address what interferes with sleep and interventions and treatments to correct sleep problems. He will also discuss how sleep can affect the body in ways most people may not be aware of, including weight loss. Ewing’s presentation will focus on the nature of change, road blocks to change and the steps one must take to set forward on a new path of growth. She will lead participants in helping to identify their goals for the new year and equip themselves with resources they might need along that journey toward growth.
The cost for the workshop is $35. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by emailing email@example.com. Cash or check payments are accepted.
NOV. 22 ART FAIR TO BENEFIT DEO CLINIC
The heART of Healing will feature regional artwork, live music and more
The DEO Clinic in Dalton, Ga., will host “The heART of Healing” Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing, located at 2001 Shields Rd., located off of Dug Gap Rd. near Walnut Ave. The inaugural event will feature gifts, plants and artwork created by regional artists as well as live music performed by local musicians. The heART of Healing benefits the DEO Clinic’s mission to provide free medical care to the uninsured of Whitfield and Murray Counties. More than 50 staff the clinic, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and clerical staff.. The clinic is open Monday and Thursday evenings for routine medical visits, including issues of diabetes, hypertension, COPD, as well as minor immediate health issues. For further information about the DEO Clinic, call 706-581-2009.
Guests of the event will find a variety of opportunities to learn more about the DEO Clinic while enjoying an opportunity to socialize and support regional artists and a good cause at the same time. To learn more about the event as it draws near, visit www.wrensnestcenter.com.
- Featured artists include:
- Peggy Allen – Jewelry/Knitted Scarves
- Laura Allgood and Linda Norman – Felting
- Sarah Benafel – Jewelry
- Susan Blalock – Wheel Thrown and Hand Sculpted Clay
- Mike Davis – Doc’s Woodturning
- Johnnie Dobson – Pottery
- Tommy Johnson – Wood Carving
- Kevin Keylon – Bundles of Burlap
- Judy Klich – Encaustic Painting
- Carl Pendergrass – Copper Work
- Elaine Richie – Pearls & Pot Pies Couture Aprons
- Carl Alan Smith – Photographic Art
- Sue Tuggle – Floral & Ribbon Work Designs
- Debbie Urbine – The Mad Scientist, Lotion & Candles
- Bradley Wilson – Acrylic Painting
Event supporters include: Tom and Lydia Bartley; David and Anne Blaylock; Mike and Priscilla Brown; Drs. John Church and Therese Maxwell; DEO Clinic, Inc. Board; Dr. and Mrs. Rafael Duchesne; Stan and Dana Easley; Jim and Rita Fordham; Hamilton Medical Center; Brooks and Julia Lansing; David and Cindy McCreery; Cindy Michaels; Professional Pharmacy; Rod Rodriguez, M.D. FACS, North Georgia Surgery; Robert Ryan and Dr. Linda Norman; Drayton and Mary Etta Sanders; Roger and Joann Williams and Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing
SEASONAL AYURVEDIC CARE WORKSHOP “ARE YOU WINTERIZED?” SET FOR OCT. 18 AT WRENS NEST CENTER FOR WELLBEING
Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing, located at 2001 Shields Rd. in Dalton, Ga., will host “Are You Winterized?,” a seasonal Ayurvedic care workshop Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clinical Ayurveda Specialist Jaya Ramamurthy from Atlanta, Ga., will lead the workshop that will focus on preparing for the upcoming winter season with time-tested Ayurvedic principles. Participants will also enjoy a seasonal fall lunch prepared by Jaya. Cost for the event is $60 and registration is required before Oct. 15 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Are You Winterized?” will focus on all aspects of well-being, from daily routine to food and self-care in order to get season-ready. Jaya explained, “As the weather starts to cool, there are ways to truly ‘winterize’ our bodies and prepare for the cooling and drying effect that winter has on most of us. With a sound daily routine, self-care practices and eating seasonally appropriate foods we can stay well-moisturized inside and out, thus truly winterizing the home we actually live in – our body, mind and spirit.” Jaya emphasized that the workshop doesn’t require any prior knowledge about Ayurveda, and that it’s designed to be informative, but also fun. ” If you don’t know what Ayurveda is, this is a great chance to find out,” she added. For more information about Ayurveda and the featured speaker, visit www.ayurjaya.com.
Wrens Nest is a newly-built 2,650 sq. ft. facility located at 2001 Shields Rd. that offers yoga, psychotherapy counseling, acupuncture, meditation, nutrition, general health consultations and more. For more information on Wrens Nest in general, contact Cindy Michaels at (706) 529-NEST (6378) or visit www.wrensnestcenter.com and www.facebook.com/wrensnestcenter.
SEPT 20 WORKSHOP AT WRENS NEST CENTER TO FOCUS ON THE SCIENCE OF WELLBEING
Ayurvedic Specialist Jaya Ramamurthy to be Featured Speaker
Wrens Nest Center for Wellbeing in Dalton, Ga., will host “The Science of Wellbeing,” a workshop held Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Featured speaker and Clinical Ayurveda Specialist Jaya Ramamurthy will offer “Ayurveda 101,” a presentation and demonstration of the core principles of Ayurveda, an ancient lifestyle science from India that offers a holistic approach to complete health and wellness.
“Its teachings are founded on living in harmony with one’s constitution, time of life and season and, hence, Ayurveda is just as applicable today as when it originated a few thousand years ago. This class is certain to bring many ‘Aha’ moments as you connect your own intuitive sense about yourself and the world around you with a science that explains it all,” she said. Ramamurthy is a state-certified Clinical Ayurveda Specialist with over 1,000 hours of Ayurvedic training.
Following, participants can learn about the science behind the services provided at Wrens Nest and the research that connects them to wellbeing. Ramamurthy will be joined by an expert panel which will discuss “The Science of Wellbeing,” with a focus on integrative medicine, yoga, psychotherapy, acupuncture and meditation. Wrens Nest partners: R. Blaine Minor, MD; Cynthia Michaels, OTR/L, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, PYT; Marcia Evans, RYT, Robert D. Ryan, LCSW; Susan Ewing, LCSW; Christine Pope, L.Ac.; and Linda Norman, DO will host a roundtable discussion and answer questions from attendees. The cost for the workshop is $35. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by emailing email@example.com
For more information about Ayurveda and the featured speaker, visit www.ayurjaya.com
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.