Meditation is a practice by which a person achieves a greater sense of awareness, wisdom, introspection, and a deeper sense of relaxation.
Science is increasingly validating those claims, especially for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
This guided meditation class helps you connect with your inner self and your inner wisdom. Find out what makes you truly unique while healing past traumas. Learn how to reduce impulsive behaviors, increase your focus and concentration and improve conflict management skills. Each class uses a variety of breathing exercises and guided imagery to allow you to reach new depths of self-awareness.
All levels welcome
Good for: Connecting with your breath, learning to connect with your inner self, experiencing self-induced relaxation and healing
Kristie, a Virginia native, has been practicing mindfulness for over 18 years and teaching Hatha yoga for nearly 14 years. Prior to becoming a Student Physical Therapist Assistant, Kristie studied Anthropology at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA. She regularly returns to the Shenandoah Valley (and beyond) to hike, camp and practice primitive skills with her two young kids. xpand]
Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and many more disorders that effect your mental health. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. In this beginner friendly fitness class you will move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and functional fitness to enhance your daily living and improve your overall mental health.
Experience Level: All levels welcome
Good for: Balance, core strength, aerobic conditioning and stretching.
Exercise promotes chemicals in the brain that improve your mood and make you relax. Physical activity also reduces anxiety and depressed mood, and enhances self-esteem.
All levels welcome
Kim Reeves “PHIT4U,” PHIT Shop, LLC partner, Group Fitness Instructor, and Master Fitness Trainer from Burlington, N.C.
My first passion is functional fitness, essentially when you use your body to build your anatomy resulting in improved core strength, balance, a healthy heart, relaxation, and overall optimal health. My zeal for fitness began as a track athlete in high school.Less
Cooking is a great activity for your mental health. It teaches patience, mindfulness, and it is outlet for creative expression. The primary focus of this cooking class is to define “healthy eating” and to help participants develop their cooking skills. While preparing meals participants discuss will discuss key concepts of nutrition and meal planning and its overall mental health benefits.
All levels welcome. Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult.
Good for: Creative expression, helps change your relationship with food, patience, organization, stress reduction.
Brittney Callier, earned a Bachelor of Science: Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University. She served children, families, at-hope youth, individuals who live with mental health needs, as well as youth involved with the juvenile court system for 8 years through the Virginia Department of Social Services. She is also the mother and advocate of a differently abled child . Three years ago, Mrs. Callier was graced to combine her love for mental wellness, serving others, and cooking to her own business called Kitchen Therapy. Kitchen Therapy LLC offers an array of services, but its heart is introducing cooking as a form of decompression, self-esteem building, and creative outlet .