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Workshops

2015 Confirmed Workshops:

10:00am – 10:45am

“Two Babies & Two Martinis Later…”
Presented by Sara Ann Megletti
PB & J Stores

This is the body I’m dressing now! Every woman meets a moment in time when what used to work stops working.  Sara Megletti can help you identify smart solutions for dressing more stylish, more comfortably and on a budget.  Laugh together through a fun slide presentation showing wardrobe ideas that solve your problems.

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“Heavenly Scents from Earthly Delights”
presented by M. Mahady & C. Rauth Rutgers
Master Gardeners of Sussex County
Roses, Lavender, Citronella, Lemon Balm and Mint are all easy to find at garden centers. Try planting some this year and have fun harvesting them for sachets, potpourri and simple scented oils. We’ll explore a bit of the historical uses or fragrant plants and how we can waft a little breath of heaven into our busy modern lives.

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“Introduction to Watercolor”
presented by Jane Brennan-Koeck
Brennan Studios
Jane will demonstrate painting with watercolor using a few of the many various techniques that make it such an interesting, fun and versatile media.


“Yoga for You”
Presented by Linda Tironi
Students will learn proper form, how to relax, go within and allow themselves the full experience and the healing benefits that yoga has to offer. Please dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat. (No experience required)

“Shape and Condition for Ladies”
presented by David Barreras
Ironside Fitness
Shape and Condition for Ladies is guaranteed to empower women of all ages and fitness levels. Come tone, sculpt and strengthen those hard to reach areas of the body. Stabilize your joints, develop core strength and relieve pain using innovative and fun techniques offered at several different fitness levels and stations. All fitness levels are welcome and WILL be accommodated in this energy surging, judgement free environment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Emotional Freedom Techniques – Tapping Stress Away”
presented by Debra M. Hollinrake
The Tree of Health Center
Debra M. Hollinrake is a Partner and Director of Public Relations with The Tree of Health Center in Newton, New Jersey. She is an advanced AAMET-certified Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner, certified Life Activation practitioner, Law of Attraction counselor and Spiritual Life Coach. Debra is an award winning motivational speaker and five-year member with Toastmasters International.At this workshop, Debra will demonstrate how easily attendees can release negative emotions so they can think clearly and excel at their life’s pursuits.Workshop flow:• How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) was discovered• How EFT works and why• Where key “acupoints” are located• The “Basic Recipe” for application• How to apply basic EFT to release unwanted emotions• How to help your child or loved one release negative emotions with basic EFT.  Attendees will receive an easy “how to” guide along with relevant written materials. They will leave the workshop empowered with simple tools to eliminate anger, stress, fear, grief, and chronic pain – much more quickly than with traditional techniques and, when used properly, with permanent results.

 

 

 

 

“Taking Wellness & Prevention Into Your Own Hands” Michelle O’Shea, MD Summit Breast Care, LLC Newton Medical Center How to do a breast self-examination with Q&A.

1:45pm – 2:30pm

“Social Media for Beginners” Presented by Kathleen Peterson, SCCC Marketing Director This workshop will give a basic overview of several social media platforms and their uses. This workshop is best for attendees that have no social media skills and would like to start using Facebook and Pinterest.

 

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“Finding the Answers Within”
Presented by Micky Perez, Mickysangels
Have you ever wondered if you had spirits around you and if yes, who it was?  Learn through meditation and using crystals to calm your mind and listen within and see signs from the other side.  We all have Spirit Guides surrounding us and they are here to guide us.  We will also use different Card decks to get simple answers us. * This workshop 18 and up only

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Archery”
presented by Bob Leach
Activate & Archery for everyone! Using bows that anyone can draw, we will introduce you to the art and fun of Archery.
*10 students per session held under the Pavilion, dress for the outdoors

“Mandala, Handala, Sandala”
presented by Ron Hornung
Spring Street Art Center
A hands-on introduction to creating (regardless of “talent”) imagery with meaning.  A mandala is usually thought of as a visual representation of a spiritual universe.  It is intended to invite contemplation.  Handalas are a playful way to introduce the concept….SERIOUS FUN!

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Touchstone Crystal “Blingo” presented by Julie Bush & Pallas Scharnecchia Touchstone Crystal “BLINGO” will be an opportunity for ladies to enjoy a few games of Bingo “Jewelry Style”! For all you Jewelista’s out there join us for a “Creative” way to introduce Touchstone Crystal into your lives and take a chance at prizes which will certainly make you “BLING” this SPRING!!!!

 

“Simplified Gardening for Stress Relief” presented by Maggie Mallasch, Kurt Clausen & William Kenerson Lowe’s A hands on informative adventure into growing flowers, herbs and veggies.  The joy of watching mother nature at her best. From germination to harvest whether veggies, herbs or flowers.

 

“Balancing Hormones Naturally”
Dr. Susan Cunico
Cunico Family Health & Wellness Center
A Holistic Approach to Women’s Hormone-Related Health Concerns. Over 80 million women in the U.S. currently suffer with PMS and symptoms of menopause. Many of these women are confused as to what health options are available or even right for them. This lecture will educate the audience about natural alternatives to address problems related to hormone imbalances and menopause.

“Energize Your Life & Get Rid of Fatigue!”
presented by Dr. M. Helena Takacs, D.C., Takacs Wellness Center
We live in a very hectic world that is full of information overload.  Many mothers not only work full and part-time jobs, but then have to return home to another 3 to 5 hours as well.  It’s no wonder so many are experiencing fatigue on a regular basis.  Find out effective natural solutions to this ongoing issue.

2:45pm – 3:30pm


“Surviving without Electricity – What you MUST do”
Presented by Linda Grinthal of Sunset Vista Community Garden & Learning Center
This one class could save your life, but at the very LEAST it will make your days without electricity much easier and more comfortable. Try the pedal power way of making your own electricity. Learn what to do about heat, food, water and where emergency help is available in Sussex County.

“Patchwork Quilting 101″
presented by Maureen Lasslett
Perfect Timing Sewing Machine Co.
Learn the basics of patchwork in this lecture/demonstration workshop.  Participants will receive a fabric kit and pattern to confidently complete a patchwork pillow sham at home on their own sewing machine.

* This workshop will accommodate only 15 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Reach for the Stars – Sun Sign Astrology 101″
presented by Charles Fritsch, AFA
This workshop entails an informative, interesting and interactive overview of Astrology and the hidden Powers of One’s ETA to Earth,…hence Your Bearthday! We will cover many interesting facts, myths and folklores attributed to the World’s Oldest Science and how it can be used in one’s daily Life for a better understanding of One’s Path, optimal results in your daily surroundings and keen insight to those around us.
*You will be asked to provide your DOB when registering for this workshop for the information of the presenter.

“Archery”
presented by Bob Leach
Activate & Archery for everyone! Using bows that anyone can draw, we will introduce you to the art and fun of Archery.
*10 students per session held under the Pavilion, dress for the outdoors

“Nutrition Advice & Exercise Guidelines and Tips for a Healthier You in 2015″
presented by Charlene Beebe, Personal Trainer/Nutrition Coach & Lynne Owen, Personal Trainer/Nutrition Coach
Sparta Athletic Club
Discussion of all five food groups and how to build a healthy plate for each meal. Presentation on exercise guidelines, tips and demonstration of a few different exercises.

“Kai Chi Do”
Jessica Lynne McClelland
Garden of Life Massage & Yoga Center
An exercise for the body and mind. Open up your lungs and your heart as you breathe, move and let go. Warm the body and the soul while shaking off the stuff that weighs on your mind everyday through simple, fun movements set to great music. Fun, alive, freeing and uplifting, approachable for absolutely everyone! About Jessica – After discovering the healing power of bodywork through yoga and Kai Chi Do in her own life, Jessica dove into the field heart first. She acquired her certificatio n as a teacher of Kai Chi Do, becoming one of the first 15 teachers in the country. From there, she went on to get both her Yoga teaching certification and NJ Massage Therapy license in 2013. She now works in all three of these practices at Garden Of Life Massage & Yoga center in Sussex NJ, continuing to strive to share the love and healing she experiences every day in these dynamic processes.

 

“Taking Wellness & Prevention Into Your Own Hands”
Michelle O’Shea, MD
Summit Breast Care, LLC
Newton Medical Center
How to do a breast self-examination with Q&A.

4:45pm – 5:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Magazines, Movies, Web and Me”
presented by Lorena Kirschner
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
Take a seat as we look a the media and its’ message.  Give your opinion in this interactive workshop designed to focus your attention past the sales pitch and look at the overall impact on teen culture.  We’ll look at fashion, politics, careers and relationships as portrayed on TV, Web and magazines.  This workshop is recommended for ages 14 and up.

 

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“Dream Interpretation:  Learning the Language of Dreams”
presented by Dr. Francesco Ancona
We all dream, yet few of us understand the nightly messages that we script, in which we perform, and which we observe as audience. As a result, they are puzzling, yet no one else can tell us what our dreams mean.  Therefore, this presentation/discussion isn’t to tell attendees what their dreams mean; rather, it is an introduction to the language of dreams, what is called the “Dream Work,” so they can interpret them for themselves.  In order to do this, the structure of this session is fluid—it will include presentation as well as attendee participation on individual bases according to each’s comfort level.

 

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“Archery”
presented by Bob Leach
Activate & Archery for everyone! Using bows that anyone can draw, we will introduce you to the art and fun of Archery.
*10 students per session held under the Pavilion, dress for the outdoors

 

“Planning a Garden to Sustain Your Health Needs”
Presented by Linda Grinthal
Sunset Vista Community Garden & Learning Center

Learn what grows well in NJ & what perennial plants you can plant even in a small space, that will provide food year after year. We will discuss medicinal herbs as well as edible flowers. Grow with health in mind & to sustain yourself in the event of an emergency.

 

“PiYo”
presented by Peggy Pak
Sussex County YMCA
Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo…PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined. *Please dress comfortably (shirts not too loose as to stay put when bending and flexing) and bring your yoga mat!

 

“Thriving to the Fullest”
presented by Claire Malone & Sara McManus
Living the life that we deserve often starts by deciding to take control of your overall health and wellness.  One of the choices to jump-start this journey is the decision to add a supplement into your daily routine.  Not all supplements are created equal and selecting the right one can be confusing.  Our topic today will focus on a supplemental program that contains probiotics which are a key factor in creating a healthier ‘gut’ and digestive system which has been linked to so many common issues that people suffer from.

 

5:45pm – 6:30pm

 

 

 

 

“Menu Planning for Health”
Kerry Deckert, Independent Wildtree Representative
S.O.S – Save our sanity! Menu Planning and freezer meals are the key to keeping your sanity and your healthy eating plan at dinner time.  Save money and save time, I’ll show you how.

 

“The Art of Bellydancing!”
Presented by Sherri Van Houten

Bellydancing not only helps to keep you fit, but it’s a wonderful way toward building self-esteem.  Come to this workshop with an open mind and please dress comfortably.

 

“Archery”
presented by Bob Leach
Activate & Archery for everyone! Using bows that anyone can draw, we will introduce you to the art and fun of Archery.
*10 students per session held under the Pavilion, dress for the outdoors

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL – NO LONG ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS

“Relax and Breathe: Meditation the Easy Way”
presented by Debra M. Hollinrake
The Tree of Health Center
Debra M. Hollinrake is a Partner and Director of Public Relations with The Tree of Health Center in Newton, New Jersey. She is an advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner, certified Life Activation practitioner, Law of Attraction counselor and Spiritual Life Coach. Debra is an initiate in the lineage of King Solomon, representing the Universal Great Brother and Sisterhood of Light in service to humanity. She is an award winning inspirational speaker and five-year member with Toastmasters International.At this workshop, Debra will offer simple techniques for attendees to begin a successful meditation practice.Topics and interactive learnings include:• How to Relax• Tool for “Busy Brain”• Focused Breathing• Mindfulness• Chakras• Clinically Proven 12-Minute Meditation to improve overall healthAttendees will receive an easy “how to” guide along with relevant written materials. They will leave the workshop empowered with the knowledge of how easy meditation can be and excited to get started on the road to reduced stress, improved physical health and a strong foundation for spiritual practice.

 

“Empowering Women through Self Defense”
presented by David Fritsch, 5th Degree Black Belt and Law Enforcement Officer
The Iron Temple of Mixed Martial Arts, ITMA
Feel empowered! This workshop will introduce you to ITMA’s program, “Empowering Women through Self Defense” Our program will open your eyes to the danger which surround you every day.  Realize you CAN defend yourself and protect your loved ones.  At ITMA, we promote health and well-being.  We help you create good habits while developing discipline to follow through with your goals.  In this workshop, get informed and be more aware of your surroundings.  Defend yourself and others using practical and effective techniques geared toward women of all ages.  Develop the confidence to walk into any situation with “a Plan” and have the tools necessary to “Work your Plan”.  Taught by law enforcement officers, this program brings a realistic approach to self-defense and will certainly unveil any misconceptions that women are victims!Learn to truly “Fight like a Girl!”

 

“Editing Your Photos with Picasa.com from Google”
presented by Cathy Rosselli
Cathy Rosselli Photography
This user friendly app from google (picasa.com) will simplify photo editing.  Perfect for the beginner with little or no editing knowledge.  You will learn how to upload, save, with creative editing features, frame and print right or email right from this app.

 

“Living Young & Healthy with Oils”
presented by Dawn Dembowski
Young Living
Come learn how essential oils can be used in your everyday activities and how they can aid in your ailments anywhere from pain management, immunity boosting, dry skin and sleep deprivation.  Best part?  They are great for all ages and stages of life from birth to pregnancy and beyond.

 

“We Are What We Celebrate”
presented by Lorena Kirschner
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
Let’s take a look  at tween and teen media consumption and trends as we discuss the media’s impact on their lives.  We will examine how this expanded diet of social inter-connectivity has changed our children’s goals, ethical perspectives and leadership potentials.