Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach participants how to use encaustic wax and collage materials to explore objects that trigger memories or represent a glimpse of their life story. All materials will be provided, but participants are invited to bring photocopies of meaningful objects from their home, office, or life. Coffee, kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with some light snacks and refreshments.
In this workshop, Angela Adler from SeedGeeks will lead a painting and planting workshop for children. Each child will receive a clay pot to paint and decorate, as well as their choice of SeedGeeks seeds to plant. The seed selection will include a range of heirloom, untreated, and open-pollinated seeds, including flowers such as lavender, chamomile, and sunflower, herbs such as chives, basil, and dill, and vegetables such as tomato, rainbow swiss chard, and cucumber.
This workshop will focus on four principles — proximal stability, joint centration, motor control, and strength-endurance — to movement and stability that serve as the foundation for developing a more stable core, improving function, and limiting the risk for injuries. Come join us for this practical-based workshop with Dr. Jason Biondo and Dr. Cynthia Kardesch as we dive into specific core exercises and movement patterns commonly prescribed to improve exercise and fitness tolerance.
Learn how to emphasize texture in painting. In this art workshop, participants will experiment with acrylic paint, modeling paste, and other additives to bring subtle texture to the painting they create. PALM Health’s Art for Well-Being instructor, Maria Ojascastro, will provide materials, instructions, and samples to inspire creativity. Coffee, kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with some light snacks and refreshments.
In this workshop, Laura from LoKey Designs will take participants through the step-by-step process of planting and caring for a succulent terrarium. She will address proper handling, planting, decorating, and watering methods to ensure a healthy and vibrant arrangement. These glass terrariums include a loop at the top for hanging and have a flat bottom for displaying on a table. Succulent terrariums make great gifts and are low-maintenance enhancements to any home or office space.
Join us for a festive holiday cookie decorating party for children and the young at heart in the PALM Café! This workshop is a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy a cozy afternoon with the family. Cookies and light refreshments will be provided.
Learn how to plant and care for a succulent arrangement with Laura Dooley of LoKey Designs! Laura will take you through the step-by-step process of choosing a succulent, handling and properly planting it, decorating it with natural materials, and watering it. Succulent arrangements are easy to care for and perfect to put around the house or office or give as a gift at holiday gatherings. This workshop will feature special treats from the local Sugaree Bakery Company, along with coffee and tea.
This workshop will explore themes related to effective communication between parents and their children. Kevin Cloninger will discuss why talking with a child or teen can be so difficult, due to a host of different developmental factors. For example, we will look at how brain development in childhood and adolescence influences listening, speech, and perception, and how parents can take this into account in order to communicate effectively with their children. Afterwards, we will discuss some practical strategies to help improve empathy and communication. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided. $25 for members and non-members. Register through our class schedule on the PALM app. Non-members may call 314-801-8898 option 2 to sign up. Proceeds from the workshop will go to support Anthropedia’s work in the community.
Tom Burr, licensed massage therapist, will teach a fun basic self-massage protocol that can facilitate a heightened awareness of one’s own body, which can help release unnecessary tensions. Participants will learn easy ways to address stress, improve posture, and relax. Reserve your spot early: space is limited. Register online through our class schedule or on the PALM app. Free for members and their guests.