Community Room

Watch the above video for simple steps on how to use and sign up for classes in our community room.  If you are interested in using the Community Room, email Taylor at TRichardson@EllwoodThompsons.com.

Check out our catering menu: Community Room Catering Menu

Upcoming Events in the Community Room

Check out our exciting classes! There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must purchase your ticket ahead of time. Either stop by the store’s customer service desk or register and pay online. Complete information is available on the class description pages.


Meet the Doulas

April 17, 2014, 6:00 pm

When Thursday, April 17th / 6:00 to 7:00PM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Presented by The Richmond Doulas The word doula is derived from the ancient Greek meaning, “a woman who serves.” Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before labor, during birth and in the postpartum period. Richmond Doulas works to […] Read more and register.

RVA Massage Therapist Collaborative

April 17, 2014, 7:30 pm

When Thursday, April 17th / 7:30 to 8:30PM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Host Kiara Fuentes, a local Certified Massage Therapist, owner of Massages by Kiara and a graduate of the Institute of Massage Therapies. Description RVA Massage Therapist Collaborative is a forum for MTs and bodyworkers to create a collaborative community where we can share […] Read more and register.

Recovery Energy Yoga

April 19, 2014, 10:30 am

When Saturdays at 10:30AM Instructor For the month of April, Dick Shea is traveling back to India to complete his 500 hours yoga teacher training, but he has left you in the capable hands of Joan Shepard Coleman and Petra Phillpi, alternating each week until Dick’s return. Both are excellent teachers and great communicators, so enjoy […] Read more and register.

Reinventing Healthcare through Essential Oils

April 19, 2014, 1:00 pm

When Saturday, April 19th / 1:00 to 3:00PM Location Ellwood’s Community Room Instructor Ashley Cooper | Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Description Have you ever wondered if there are alternative natural medicines to take in place of pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drugs?  Have you heard of essential oils but do not know what they are or how […] Read more and register.

Earth Day Local Lovin’ Breakfast

April 22, 2014, 7:30 am

When April 22nd / 7:30 to 8:30AM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Instructor Heather DeMascio & the Ellwood’s Team Description Kick off Earth Day right! Join us for light breakfast fare with items from some of our favorite local vendors as we discuss the environmental impact and importance of shopping, eating and living local. RSVP required! […] Read more and register.

Earth Day Meditations to Restore Balance

April 22, 2014, 12:15 pm

When Tuesday, April 22nd / 12:15 to 1:00PM and 5:30 to 6:10PM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Instructor Facilitated by Denise Dolan, Ellwood’s Resident Mindful Living & Relationship Coach Description Take 30 minutes to give yourself the gift of relaxation and tranquility in appreciation and honor of our Earth. Cost FREE Capacity 40 Questions? Call the […] Read more and register.

Restore JOY: Awaken Your Purpose, Passion & Love

April 22, 2014, 6:30 pm

  Restore JOY, Awaken Your Purpose, Passion & Love Facilitated by Ellwood Thompson’s Resident Wellness & Relationship Coach Start exactly where you are to restore JOY! Have you ever felt tired or weary due to: Difficult relationships The amount of dough in your wallet Uninspired jobs Health challenges Loss of direction, purpose or passion? At […] Read more and register.

Compost 101

April 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

When Wednesday, April 23rd / 6:00 to 7:00PM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Instructor Bruno Welsh, Compost Guru and Founder for Compost RVA Bruno has been composting with businesses since 2007, where he started with the former 1 N. Belmont Restaurant. Compost RVA officially started in January of 2013. In its first month, Bruno presented a […] Read more and register.

The Gluten-Autoimmune Connection

April 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

When Wednesday, April 23rd / 7:30 to 9:00PM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Instructor Dr. Ron Herrsche Dr. Herrsche graduated from Rutgers University in 1971 and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1976. Practicing at Integral Health Services in 1976 to 1980, he worked side-by-side with medical doctors, psychotherapists, homeopaths […] Read more and register.

Nourish Presents: Keys to Optimal Gut Health

April 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

When Thursday, April 24th / 6:00 to 7:00PM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Instructor Ellwood’s Health Coach, Lindsay Kluge Description Did you know that your gut maintains the balance of not only your digestive health, but also your immune system, appetite control, emotional health and even influences your sleep? There are plenty of ways to achieve […] Read more and register.

Envision the James

April 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

In honor of Earth Day, join us for a week of environmentally friendly events that educate, celebrate and empower. When Thursday, April 24th / 7:30 to 8:30PM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Presented by Ellwood Thompson’s and the James River Association Description The Envision The James initiative offers a unique opportunity to make your voice heard […] Read more and register.

Are Your Personal Care Products Toxic?

April 26, 2014, 4:00 pm

When April 26th / 4:00 to 5:00PM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Instructor Pam D’Arcy, Certified Holistic Health Coach Description In the spirit of spring cleaning, take this opportunity to take a look at the products you use on your skin.  The US government doesn’t require health studies for personal care products and many of them […] Read more and register.

Rain Barrel Workshop

April 30, 2014, 6:30 pm

When Thursday, April 30th / 6:30 to 8:00PM Location Ellwood’s Community Classroom Instructor Michelle Kokolis, Watershed Restoration Project Manager for the James River Association Description Join the James River Association to learn about the benefits of rain barrels and make one to take home. There is a $65 fee per barrel which must be paid in […] Read more and register.