Like all other species on this planet, human beings have developed in harmony with the cycles of nature. In this Lunch and Learn, our Director of Well-Being Coaching, Dr. Kevin Cloninger, will explore how nature affects human beings for better and sometimes for worse. He will discuss the healing power of nature and how an unbalanced natural environment affects people in ways they are barely—if at all—aware of. Kevin will conclude with tools and exercises to help manage these interactions.
In this art workshop, participants will learn basic proportions for drawing a portrait and then will paint and collage with Art for Well-Being instructor, Maria Ojascastro, taking inspiration from Daniel Lismore, sculptor, designer, and author of Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. All materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own found objects (stray earrings, interesting buttons, small coins etc.). Coffee, kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with light snacks and refreshments. $48 per person, for members and their guests.
Movement is essential for life, and the quality of our movement plays a critical role in our well-being, from injury prevention, to managing pain triggers, to performance outcomes, and beyond. Movement impairments can be a primary cause of many nagging and debilitating conditions. In this Lunch and Learn, Dr. Jason Biondo will look at the function of the musculoskeletal system, how muscle balance influences posture, function, and injury prevention, and the role of the nervous system in conducting the symphony that is our body.
What does a complete exercise regimen look like? Katheryn Scauzzo, our fitness lead, registered dietitian, and personal trainer, will discuss the different elements that should be incorporated into a well-rounded fitness plan, such as aerobic exercise, strength training, core exercises, balance training, and stretches for flexibility.
Stress is a necessary and adaptive aspect of life. However, in today’s world, our stressors can become all-consuming. For many, vacation is the only stress management tool we know. How do we move beyond “getting away from it all” to reclaim the joy of day-to-day life? Join counselor and coach Julie Geeting to explore the spectrum of stress and how to begin redefining your relationship with it.
Since ancient times, creative movement has been integral to the development of humankind. In this seminar, Jessica Dycus, CWC, will explore why movement is important for our well-being and how it cultivates our potential through neuroplasticity, self-expression, and coordination with others. She will conclude with practical exercises and tools for discovering and developing creativity.
Shy as well as confident artists are invited to enjoy the benefits of two hours of creativity. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will show beginners how to break down organic forms into geometric forms, then add texture and color to bring it to life. More experienced artists will be given an extra challenge to make their negative space unique to their mood or personality. Coffee, kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with some light snacks and refreshments.
Digestion is one of the many body systems vital to health and well-being: it involves different organs working together to fuel the body by converting food into energy and by breaking food down into essential nutrients. In this seminar, dietitian Victoria Nieveen will help you understand the process of digestion and teach you simple strategies to optimize the overall health of your digestive system and naturally overcome some common digestive issues.
In this Lunch and Learn, Hot Topics in Functional Medicine: From Gut Health to Chronic Disease, Dr. Scott Jamison will present the latest trends and critical topics in health today, including autoimmune issues, SIBO, intermittent fasting, the gut-thyroid connection, cancer, and much more. He will discuss how functional medicine can help individuals get to the root cause of their health challenges and will review the core foundations and applications of this systems-based approach to medicine.
Beginners as well as experienced artists are invited to take inspiration from nature in this art workshop. To get warmed up, you will reference the work of New Yorker artist, Tom Gauld. Our Art for Well-Being instructor, Maria Ojascastro, will guide you as you illustrate your own lush garden. The workshop will gather on the outdoor patio, weather permitting, to nurture your creativity. Coffee, kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with some light snacks and refreshments.