Get Well Challenge 2012

Living a healthy life is not as easy as people make it seem, and we get that.  We understand that tackling nutrition, fitness, and education at the same time is no easy task.  For years we’ve served the community as a source for you to choose options that lead you toward a healthier lifestyle.  Now we’re giving you all of the tools necessary to be great in all three of those areas.  And by “all” we mean “ALL” of the tools.  Fitness classes, nutrition classes, food journals, weigh-ins, health diagnostics – you name it, Ellwood Thompson’s and our partners are providing them all and at NO COST TO YOU. We want you to know that we are behind you in your efforts and here to support you in your wellness goals.  All you have to do is apply online and tell us why you should be a Get Well “Challenger.”  Based on those applications, we’ll choose 30 lucky people to take part in this free, three month program.  Good luck!

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9th Annual Carytown Food & Wine Festival!

The 9th Annual Food and Wine Festival “A Taste of Carytown” is coming to the streets of Carytown. Hail the finer things in life. The Food and Wine festival spotlights not only the great wines of the region, but the incredible food that is prepared by area restaurants. From the traditional to the exotic, this festival grows every year.  The event will take place Sunday, October 7, 2012, 12:00-6:00pm.  Your ticket includes a souvenir wine glass and wine tasting.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.  You can purchase your tickets by clicking here or you can visit our store starting Sept. 1st!


Friday’s Hot Bar 08/31/12

RAW FOODS: living cole slaw, raw kale salad, raw summer squash salad

SOUPS: potato horseradish, curried carrot and coconut milk soup, cuban black bean, chickpea stew, butternut squash

VEGAN FOODS: chickpea picadillo, local bbq tofu, spanish quinoa, sweet and sour tempeh, flour tortillas, corn taco shells, textured veggie protein (TVP), refried beans, black beans, brown basmati rice, guacamole, pico de gallo, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, fajita veggies, ancho-lime pinto beans, yucatan veggies, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: sour cream, taco cheese

MEAT: blackened tilapia, fiesta chicken, fiesta ground turkey, sarsparilla braised pork, carne asada, ranchero casserole, garlic roasted chicken

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

The Life Visioning Process

When

Thursday, August 30th  /  6:45-8:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

NEW!

Your Next Steps with “The Life Visioning Process”

Are you ready to learn how to consistently receive direct answers, encouragement and “next steps” to life’s toughest questions and challenges?  Engage in this remarkable four-stage process that was directly taught to Denise by its creator, Michael Bernard Beckwith.  All are welcome.

Cost

Purchase now for $15 and SAVE $10, OR purchase at the door for $25. Full time students $7.50 (present ID at door). All are welcome.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Please register in advance for discounted admission and guaranteed seating.  Walk-ins welcome.

Register with Denise here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Gift Yourself with 30 Minutes of Serenity

When

Thursday, August 30th  /  6:00-6:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

NEW!

Gift Yourself with 30 Minutes of Serenity

Discover how to slow down, chill, and renew yourself as Denise leads the group through a short yet powerfully refreshing meditation.  Shake-off stress, rejuvenate and calm yourself in 30 minutes!  Many participants are stunned by how easy it is.

Cost

Suggested Donation: $10 or pay what you can.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Sustain RVA: Renew Richmond

It began as an idea among friends and colleagues. A vision that through combined efforts, teamwork, and a little sweat, could change Richmond for the better. We Richmonders love our city. We love the James River, Downtown, the Fan, the art, the events, the low cost of living relative to all of the super cool things we have access to. We love it all. But sometimes, we forget to slow down and take some time to give that love back to the city that gives so much to us. On the foundation of the belief that we can pull resources together and create a movement, we established sustainRVA and created the organizations first ever event – RENEW RICHMOND.

Thursday’s Hot Bar 08/30/12

RAW FOODS: living cole slaw, raw kale salad, raw summer squash salad

SOUPS: cream of mushroom with broccoli, curried carrot and coconut milk soup, andouille sausage and kale, butternut squash and apple soup, chickpea stew

VEGAN FOODS: gluten free lasagna, buffalo bites, roasted garlic and mushroom quinoa, bbq tofu, steamed broccoli, vegetable curried rice, aloo mutter, tomato rice, mixed steamed veggies, pimeto-jalapeno corn, black beans, brown basmati rice

VEGETARIAN: baked ziti with vodka sauce, blue ridge potatoes with mushrooms, mashed sweet potatoes

MEAT: braised red cabbage with bacon, coriander braised chicken with shiitake and ginger broth, pork & mushroom duxelle, sweet and sour chicken, collard greens with ham, curried chicken

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Yoga/Goal Coaching

When

Wednesday, August 29th  /  6:00-7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellie Burke

Description

Lulu Lemon will be here in Ellwood’s Community Room teaching a yoga class as well as helping you with obtaining your yoga goals.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Register online for the class now.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Understanding The Food You Eat

Here’s a fun, light-hearted talk with some unique culinary insights to make a sustainable table easily obtainable for you and your family. Read the rest of this post »

Wednesday’s Hot Bar 8/29/12

RAW FOODS: raw cole slaw, raw kale salad, raw summer squash salad

SOUPS: cream of mushroom and broccoli, curried carrot and coconut milk, andouille sausage and kale, butternut squash and apple, sweet potato corn and kale soup

VEGAN FOODS: pasta putanesca, roasted garlic and wild mushroom quinoa, sweet and sour tempeh, buffalo vegan bites, steamed broccoli, ratatouille, aloo mutter, gobhi matar, chole saag, curried cabbage, vegetable korma, tomato rice, black beans, brown basmati rice

VEGETARIAN: kadhi pakora, tandoori naan

MEAT: dill encrusted trout, orange BBQ chicken, tikka masala, curried chicken

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without  notice.

Jin Shin Jyutsu®

When

Tuesday, August 28th  /  6:30-8:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Learn Jin Shin Jyutsu®:  Align, balance, and energize the body, mind, and spirit.  Learn a variety of techniques that relax, rejuvenate, and make you feel and look years younger. Proven to assist with healing before and after surgery.

Cost

Purchase now for $15 or purchase at the door for $25.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Please register in advance for discounted admission and guaranteed seating.  Walk-ins welcome.

Register with Denise here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Midday Meditation

When

Tuesday, August 28th  /  12:00-12:45PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Community Midday Meditation Made Easy: Refresh yourself with mid-week serenity.  Experience a combination of 1) brief guidance, 2) silence, and 3) participant sharing for those who desire.  Join for 30 or 45 minutes.  It’s easier than you think!

Cost

Suggested donations of $10.00.  All are welcome.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Tuesday’s Hot Bar 08/28/12

RAW FOODS: raw cole slaw, raw kale salad, raw broccoli-sunflower salad

SOUPS: andouille sausage and kale, curried carrot with coconut milk, cream of mushroom with broccoli, organic watermelon gazpacho, sweet potato-corn and kale

VEGAN FOODS: cous cous paella, spanish quinoa, quinoa with roasted garlic and wild mushrooms, local tofu with coconut and tomato broth, ratatouille, vegan succotash, steamed broccoli, black beans, brown basmati rice, bedelijan, ater kik alicha, misir war, gingered squash

VEGETARIAN FOODS: rosemary and garlic mashed potatoes

MEAT: coriander chicken with shiitake mushrooms, chicken and broccoli alfredo, Jamaican jerk chicken, rainbow trout with pesto asparagus, pork and mushroom duxelle, country style collard greens with pork, braised chicken with olives and mushrooms.

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Introducing Ingrid Schatz

Take a second next time you see her, and say hello to Ingrid Schatz. Ingrid is our new bakery manager with a passion for pastries! Born in Peru and trained in Paris, she is a descendant of Swedish bakers and just finished a career at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. We’re excited to add her to our team!

West Nile: How To Avoid Mosquito Bites

With West Nile so big this year we are sure everyone is trying to figure out how to avoid mosquito bites. Check out this cool News 8 segment of our Nourish Manager, Megan Jones. She talks about how to make your own organic bug repellant. It is a cheaper and more healthy option for avoiding those bug bites.

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