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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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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Back to School Nutrition Talk & Store Tour

Home & Lifestyle
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Stress less during back to school time with this workshop covering family wellness for back to school success. Get prepped for meal plan ideas that fuel back to school, including healthy breakfasts kids will love and super-fast super foods for the whole family. Gain knowledge about natural energy for both parents and children; including steady energy and natural calm for kids, coffee and coffee alternatives for parents. Join us as we get ready to get back to the grind with healthy habits the whole family will benefit from. Food demo included. Meet in the Community Classroom. 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, August 3, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Beer Paring with Anderson Valley Brewing

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$10.00

With Anderson Valley Brewing Company Come celebrate summer with another beer pairing class featuring Anderson Valley Brewing. About the Brewery: For over 25 years, Anderson Valley Brewing Company has been hand-crafting authentic ales and lagers with balance and complexity and a passion for sustainable brewing practices. Their large solar panel array provides over 40% of their electrical needs, while 100% of our waste water is treated and used for the irrigation of our goat pastures and estate hop fields. In addition, their spent grain is given to local cows and spent hops are used as a natural fertilizer.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Cooking Around the World Kids Camp

Food & Drink
11:00am - 2:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West In this fun, five-day series, Junior Chefs will practice essential kitchen skills through learning delicious, nutritious recipes from around the world. We will include Chinese, Latin, Caribbean, Japanese & California/Veggie Sushi Rolls, European and Middle Eastern cuisines & Acai Bowls!  Ages 9-13. Ticket price cover all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Cooking Around the World Kids Camp

Food & Drink
11:00am - 2:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West In this fun, five-day series, Junior Chefs will practice essential kitchen skills through learning delicious, nutritious recipes from around the world. We will include Chinese, Latin, Caribbean, Japanese & California/Veggie Sushi Rolls, European and Middle Eastern cuisines & Acai Bowls!  Ages 9-13. Ticket price cover all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Laugh It Off: Improv for Wellness

Hobbies & Special Interest
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$5.00

Say YES to the collective, cooperative and creative joy of improvisation with brief instruction and fun group activities. Let loose and get creative!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Cooking Around the World Kids Camp

Food & Drink
11:00am - 2:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West In this fun, five-day series, Junior Chefs will practice essential kitchen skills through learning delicious, nutritious recipes from around the world. We will include Chinese, Latin, Caribbean, Japanese & California/Veggie Sushi Rolls, European and Middle Eastern cuisines & Acai Bowls!  Ages 9-13. Ticket price cover all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Intro to Ketosis and Ketogenic Diets

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$40.00

With Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, co-owner of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth Is fat really back?! What’s all the buzz around ‘going Keto’? This two hour class will teach you the the basics of Keto, and how switching from burning sugar to fat can increase your mental clarity, physical energy, and perhaps even protect you from degenerative disease. Magali will go over the why’s and how’s of Ketogenic diets, and discuss the current media and research outpouring on it. At the end of class we will all share a Keto meal together. In addition, Magali will demonstrate a live blood test for monitoring glucose and ketones, and provide you with a solid strategy on how to get started on your own Keto journey. About the Instructor: Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Cooking Around the World Kids Camp

Food & Drink
11:00am - 2:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West In this fun, five-day series, Junior Chefs will practice essential kitchen skills through learning delicious, nutritious recipes from around the world. We will include Chinese, Latin, Caribbean, Japanese & California/Veggie Sushi Rolls, European and Middle Eastern cuisines & Acai Bowls!  Ages 9-13. Ticket price cover all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Wine & Watercolor

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$15.00

Store Event with 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 show up! Bring a friend to share the experience. About the Instructor: Madia Jamgochian is a self-taught artist who loves experimenting with different mediums. In 2012, she illustrated a children's book about a daschund who goes on vacation, (Babe's Vacation) available on Amazon. Madia likes to offer art classes as a way to promote relaxation and using a different side of your brain.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Cooking Around the World Kids Camp

Food & Drink
11:00am - 2:00pm
$249.00

With Chef & Cookbook Author Lauren Hoover-West In this fun, five-day series, Junior Chefs will practice essential kitchen skills through learning delicious, nutritious recipes from around the world. We will include Chinese, Latin, Caribbean, Japanese & California/Veggie Sushi Rolls, European and Middle Eastern cuisines & Acai Bowls!  Ages 9-13. Ticket price cover all 5 days. About Chef Lauren: Lauren graduated from The California Culinary Academy and began her culinary career as a Classically Trained Pastry Chef. She went on to teach culinary school in California, after working on the East Coast and Switzerland. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Lauren found a way to convert classic recipes into healthier versions, omitting wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Visit her website: http://www.nowheatnodairynoproblem.com to learn more!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Beyond Autoimmune: New Possibilities for Healing

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$5.00

Join Bonnie Bea, Integrative Holistic Practitioner for a transformational evening in opening up to the greater possibilities of healing. Bonnie will share with you tips and tools that you need to truly heal. At this event you will: - Learn 5 secrets that you need to know about healing autoimmunity - Uncover hidden patterns that may be blocking you from healing - Learn simple tools and techniques that will ease pain and fatigue - Gain insight about the uncommonly known roots of chronic illness - Get clarity about the next steps to take in your healing journey If you are ready to move beyond the limitations of chronic illness, restore your health, and get back to enjoying what you love...join us! Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your seat. About the Instructor: Bonnie Bea is the founder of Beyond Autoimmune. As an Integrative Holistic Practitioner she specializes in supporting people with chronic pain and fatigue resolve the underlying roots of illness so that they can reclaim their health and get back to enjoying what they love. 

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Beer & Cheese Pairing with North Coast Brewery

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$10.00

Come celebrate summer by learning about beer and cheese pairing with North Coast Brewery. A pioneer in the Craft Beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, located on California’s Mendocino Coast. In addition to Red Seal Ale, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Scrimshaw Pilsner, and other fine North Coast brands, the brewery has resurrected the old Acme label with a heritage dating back to the San Francisco of the 1860s. These exceptional beers are available in 47 states now and also are exported to Europe and the Pacific Rim.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Yoga & Self-Healing with Wah!

Health & Wellness
10:00am - 12:00pm
$16.00

Relax and rejuvenate with breathing exercises, postures (asana) and self-healing techniques.The class concludes with a deep relaxation and short meditation. All levels welcome.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Tuesday Tea Time: Sensational Summer Produce

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

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one hour nutrition session and build your knowledge on seasonal fruits and vegetables. Sample recipes from the handout, and leave with fresh ideas for incorporating local seasonal produce into your regular routine! 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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Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Movie Night: What the Health

Film, Media & Entertainment
6:00pm - 8:00pm

With Educator Sandi Rechenmacher, NC What the Health is a ground-breaking feature length documentary from the award-winning filmmakers of Cowspiracy, that follows the exciting journey of intrepid filmmaker, Kip Andersen, as he uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research showing deleterious effects of these products on our health. “Why haven’t we heard this before now?” Because it’s been a secret. Come find out what, why, and how this information is being kept from us. Knowing can be pivotal in realizing one’s optimal health and wellness while alive. About Sandi: Sandi Rechenmacher is a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) nutritional consultant, educator, and chef. Her passion is supporting people to nourish and revitalize their bodies, minds, and spirits via a diet based on nutrition science. Sandi is the founder of Simply Nutritious, offering presentations and workshops, sharing her 40 years of nutrition wisdom. She works in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presenting Food for Life classes in Northern California designed by nutrition scientists and dietitians, covering lifestyle disease prevention/reversal and microbiome immune system support, and more.  She holds a BA and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and certification in nutrition education/consultation. Former owner of a natural foods store, Sandi knows food biz!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Sensational Summer Produce

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

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one hour nutrition session and build your knowledge on seasonal fruits and vegetables. Sample recipes from the handout, and leave with fresh ideas for incorporating local seasonal produce into your regular routine! 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, August 24, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Summer Jam Workshop

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

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this end-of-summer jam workshop to learn how to preserve seasonal fruits. This class will go over technique, equipment, storage, and how to make a low-sugar jam. Each attendee will get to take home a jar of jam, as well as recipes from class! 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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Friday, August 25, 2017

ALL STORES

Cereal Sale

Other
8:00am - 10:00pm

Save 50% off on select cereal all weekend long!

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

ALL STORES

Cereal Sale

Other
8:00am - 10:00pm

Save 50% off on select cereal all weekend long!

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

ALL STORES

Cereal Sale

Other
8:00am - 10:00pm

Save 50% off on select cereal all weekend long!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this one hour nutrition session to learn about what foods are the best for fighting inflammation. Enjoy tea, and sample some of the foods talked about in class. 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

Movie Night: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Film, Media & Entertainment
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by Educator Sandi Rechenmacher, NC Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014) is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population. Learn why eating a plant-based diet is best for all living on this beautiful planet. About Sandi: Sandi Rechenmacher is a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) nutritional consultant, educator, and chef. Her passion is supporting people to nourish and revitalize their bodies, minds, and spirits via a diet based on nutrition science. Sandi is the founder of Simply Nutritious, offering presentations and workshops, sharing her 40 years of nutrition wisdom. She works in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presenting Food for Life classes in Northern California designed by nutrition scientists and dietitians, covering lifestyle disease prevention/reversal and microbiome immune system support, and more.  She holds a BA and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and certification in nutrition education/consultation. Former owner of a natural foods store, Sandi knows food biz!

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

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

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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