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We know it’s not usual for food stores to think of themselves as educators, but we’re not your usual market. A big part of our mission is to provide the latest information about health, nutrition and wellness to our community. So we invite top local experts and educators, including natural chefs, holistic nutritionists, acupuncturists, herbalists, and naturopathic doctors to share their knowledge with you in classes and workshops we host here at New Leaf. Join us at one of our upcoming events. We just bet you’ll learn a lot!

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre & Post Natal Yoga

Sports & Fitness
11:00am - 12:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class held in the Community Classroom will address the daily changing needs of your pregnant body while your baby grows and after birth.

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Half Moon Bay

Birth Dance: Combining Yoga, Movement & Fun Rhythms!

Health & Wellness
12:00pm - 1:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness Join Samantha for a lively time of moving your hips to fun rhythms! Prenatal and postpartum Mamas with pre-crawling babes welcome! Samantha’s dance, yoga, doula, and integrative women’s health background will help you to relax, open, and let your baby help heal your wombs post-partum.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Summer Snacking

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one hour nutrition session to get ideas on what to snack on through summer! Try new foods, and take home recipes so you can make these snacks on your own! About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Nutrition Basics 3 Week Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wellness Series with Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Join us for this FREE 3-week series during the month of June and learn nutrition basics while we cover macronutrients week by week. Class # 1 Wednesday, June 6: Start Your Day with Protein- Healthy habits developed early last a lifetime and breakfast is one of the best habits to establish. Eaten regularly, a protein-rich breakfast can be life changing! Learn how to incorporate protein-rich foods into your breakfast routine. Get tips for meals outside the breakfast box. Class # 2 Wednesday, June 13: Choose Smart Carbs- Carbohydrates, often referred to as carbs, are found in more than just bread. Of the three macronutrients – carbohydrates, fat, and protein – carbs have the greatest impact on blood sugar levels. Explore seasonal options for smart carbs, including vegetables, grains, and legumes. Class #3 Wednesday, June 20: Embracing Healthy Fats- Although our modern culture has distorted our perspective on fats, some fats are essential for optimal health. Historical and scientific evidence show that our ancestors did not suffer from many modern chronic diseases even though they ate wholesome, unprocessed fat-rich foods. Discover our favorite sources of fats and how they are part of a healthy diet. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Instructors Vary Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a claming genle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Regional Spanish Cooking: Paella

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$45.00

With WSET Certified Kristen Valenza, Living Roots Food & Floral Take a culinary trip to Valencia, Spain, in this hands-on class where Kristen will show you how to prepare traditional paella, and pair it with a Spanish red blend. Traditional paella is a mix of spanish rice, vegetables, meat, (like chorizo and sausage) and seafood, (clams, mussels, shrimp) and aromatic spices like parsley and saffron. Paella is a Valencian word, and comes from paelle, meaning pan. Wine pairing included. About the Instructor: Kristen grew up in New Jersey where she began cooking with her family at a young age, learning the roots of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. Kristen found a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures through food, wine, and good company. She brought her expertise to Santa Cruz, where she teaches cooking classes and offers high quality catering through her business Living Roots Food and Floral.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Wine & Watercolor

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$18.00

With Self-Taught Artist Madia Jamgochian Come spend the evening sipping wine and painting with watercolor. Paper, paint, brushes and still life subject provided. All you have to do is reserve your space and show up! Bring a friend to share the experience. About the Instructor: Madia cultivated her creative side with colored pencils and has only recently branched out to watercolor, a new and exciting medium. She loves using her images to illustrate the nutrition education handouts she makes. You can find her on social media at madias_sketchbook on instagram!

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre & Post Natal Yoga

Sports & Fitness
11:00am - 12:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class held in the Community Classroom will address the daily changing needs of your pregnant body while your baby grows and after birth.

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Half Moon Bay

Birth Dance: Combining Yoga, Movement & Fun Rhythms!

Health & Wellness
12:00pm - 1:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness Join Samantha for a lively time of moving your hips to fun rhythms! Prenatal and postpartum Mamas with pre-crawling babes welcome! Samantha’s dance, yoga, doula, and integrative women’s health background will help you to relax, open, and let your baby help heal your wombs post-partum.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Half Moon Bay

Summer Snacking

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one hour nutrition session to get ideas on what to snack on through summer! Try new foods, and take home recipes so you can make these snacks on your own! About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

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Westside Santa Cruz

Nutrition Basics 3 Week Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wellness Series with Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Join us for this FREE 3-week series during the month of June and learn nutrition basics while we cover macronutrients week by week. Class # 1 Wednesday, June 6: Start Your Day with Protein- Healthy habits developed early last a lifetime and breakfast is one of the best habits to establish. Eaten regularly, a protein-rich breakfast can be life changing! Learn how to incorporate protein-rich foods into your breakfast routine. Get tips for meals outside the breakfast box. Class # 2 Wednesday, June 13: Choose Smart Carbs- Carbohydrates, often referred to as carbs, are found in more than just bread. Of the three macronutrients – carbohydrates, fat, and protein – carbs have the greatest impact on blood sugar levels. Explore seasonal options for smart carbs, including vegetables, grains, and legumes. Class #3 Wednesday, June 20: Embracing Healthy Fats- Although our modern culture has distorted our perspective on fats, some fats are essential for optimal health. Historical and scientific evidence show that our ancestors did not suffer from many modern chronic diseases even though they ate wholesome, unprocessed fat-rich foods. Discover our favorite sources of fats and how they are part of a healthy diet. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Instructors Vary Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a claming genle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Beer for Breakfast: Food Pairing with Deschutes Brewery

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$12.00

Come explore the world of beer and food pairing with Deschutes Brewery, of Bend Oregon.  Breakfast for dinner? Why not! In this exciting beer and food pairing, Deschutes representative Ashley Pond will teach you how to pair their delicious beers with our favorite breakfast items! About the Brewery: As a family and employee-owned brewery, Deschutes believes every pint of beer worth brewing is worth sharing—with friends, family, and even the stranger you just met on the barstool next to you.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre & Post Natal Yoga

Sports & Fitness
11:00am - 12:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class held in the Community Classroom will address the daily changing needs of your pregnant body while your baby grows and after birth.

Sign Up For Event

Half Moon Bay

Birth Dance: Combining Yoga, Movement & Fun Rhythms!

Health & Wellness
12:00pm - 1:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness Join Samantha for a lively time of moving your hips to fun rhythms! Prenatal and postpartum Mamas with pre-crawling babes welcome! Samantha’s dance, yoga, doula, and integrative women’s health background will help you to relax, open, and let your baby help heal your wombs post-partum.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Foods for Fitness

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Whether you are new to exercise or a seasoned athlete, fueling your body with proper nutrition is essential to a successful workout. Eating healthful foods and staying properly hydrated throughout the day, can provide you with the energy needed to maximize your workout and ensure that you feel great before, during, and after exercise. Come to this FREE one hour lecture to find out more! About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Foods for Fitness

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Whether you are new to exercise or a seasoned athlete, fueling your body with proper nutrition is essential to a successful workout. Eating healthful foods and staying properly hydrated throughout the day, can provide you with the energy needed to maximize your workout and ensure that you feel great before, during, and after exercise. Come to this FREE one hour lecture to find out more! About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

Sign Up For Event

Westside Santa Cruz

Nutrition Basics 3 Week Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wellness Series with Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Join us for this FREE 3-week series during the month of June and learn nutrition basics while we cover macronutrients week by week. Class # 1 Wednesday, June 6: Start Your Day with Protein- Healthy habits developed early last a lifetime and breakfast is one of the best habits to establish. Eaten regularly, a protein-rich breakfast can be life changing! Learn how to incorporate protein-rich foods into your breakfast routine. Get tips for meals outside the breakfast box. Class # 2 Wednesday, June 13: Choose Smart Carbs- Carbohydrates, often referred to as carbs, are found in more than just bread. Of the three macronutrients – carbohydrates, fat, and protein – carbs have the greatest impact on blood sugar levels. Explore seasonal options for smart carbs, including vegetables, grains, and legumes. Class #3 Wednesday, June 20: Embracing Healthy Fats- Although our modern culture has distorted our perspective on fats, some fats are essential for optimal health. Historical and scientific evidence show that our ancestors did not suffer from many modern chronic diseases even though they ate wholesome, unprocessed fat-rich foods. Discover our favorite sources of fats and how they are part of a healthy diet. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Instructors Vary Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a claming genle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Wine Tasting 101: Californian Wines

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$30.00

With WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Certified Kristen Valenza Want to learn how to taste wine, but don't know where to start? We've got you covered in this fun intro-style tasting class! This class will explore the basics of wine as we travel through local varietals from Santa Cruz County, which can be compared to the Burgundy region of France. We will also taste wines from the Napa Valley region, comparable to Bordeaux. Class will start with a tour of MJA winery, (next door to New Leaf)! Kristen will take you through seven popular wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a dessert Wine. This class will cover wine production, key attributes of a particular varietals, geographic regions, and terroir.  About the Instructor: Kristen grew up in New Jersey where she began cooking with her family at a young age, learning the roots of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. Kristen found a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures through food, wine, and good company. She brought her expertise to Santa Cruz, where she teaches cooking classes and offers high quality catering through her business Living Roots Food and Floral.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre & Post Natal Yoga

Sports & Fitness
11:00am - 12:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class held in the Community Classroom will address the daily changing needs of your pregnant body while your baby grows and after birth.

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Half Moon Bay

Birth Dance: Combining Yoga, Movement & Fun Rhythms!

Health & Wellness
12:00pm - 1:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness Join Samantha for a lively time of moving your hips to fun rhythms! Prenatal and postpartum Mamas with pre-crawling babes welcome! Samantha’s dance, yoga, doula, and integrative women’s health background will help you to relax, open, and let your baby help heal your wombs post-partum.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga and Self Healing with Wah!

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 12:00pm
$18.00

Wah! is a legend in the yoga music world and in this all ages yoga class she will combine, movement, breathing and deep relaxation techniques with her beautiful and meditative music to create a transformative experience. Learn more at: www.wahmusic.com

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Flow

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

This class begins with a gentle warm-up flowing into a series of balancing poses, core work, twists and sun salutations to build heat before winding down to healing and restorative poses. Excellent for all levels to deepen your practice.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Health & Wellness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Stretch Yoga with LindaGrace

Health & Wellness
11:00am - 12:30pm
$10.00

Using chairs and other yoga props, this class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility for people new to yoga or those experiencing joint sensitivity, overall stiffness due to lack of activity, or other physical limitations. All classes end with restorative poses, using supports and gravity for deep relaxation... helping release tension and reduce stress. If you have specific issues you would like to discuss with LindaGrace prior to class, please email lindagrace@wisewoman-yoga.com

Sign Up For Event

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Yoga Mix- All Levels

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$10.00

Instructors Vary Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a claming genle yoga class taught by local certified instructors.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Music and Movement with Mommy and Me

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 11:00am
$7.00

Your child will play and learn in this music and movement class geared towards toddlers and their caregivers. Each class will include songs, dances, instruments, and sometimes a story. Following the 30 minute song session there will be a period of open play.

Sign Up For Event

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre & Post Natal Yoga

Sports & Fitness
11:00am - 12:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class held in the Community Classroom will address the daily changing needs of your pregnant body while your baby grows and after birth.

Sign Up For Event

Half Moon Bay

Birth Dance: Combining Yoga, Movement & Fun Rhythms!

Health & Wellness
12:00pm - 1:00pm
$10.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness Join Samantha for a lively time of moving your hips to fun rhythms! Prenatal and postpartum Mamas with pre-crawling babes welcome! Samantha’s dance, yoga, doula, and integrative women’s health background will help you to relax, open, and let your baby help heal your wombs post-partum.

Sign Up For Event