Intro To Ayurvedic Herbs

When

Thursday, January 31st  /  6:30-7:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Gananath Amritananda Swamiji

Gananath Amritananda (or “Swamiji” as he is called by his students) has practiced and taught Ayurveda for about eight years.  In his Ayurvedic practice, Swamiji has specialized in working with mental health issues, trauma, infertility, nervous system dis-orders, spiritual disorders, and “incurable” conditions in general.  He is the director of the Soma Matha School of Ayurveda and the Shakambhari Ayurvedic Botanical Garden both based in Richmond.  Swamiji directs certification courses in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.  He teaches Ayurveda to Yoga Teachers in training at the 4025 Yoga Studio in Richmond where he has helped to develop the program’s unique, in-depth study of Ayurveda.  Swamiji grows and sells Ayurvedic and Appalachian medicinal plants and runs an herb company, Devi Herbs, producing high quality, traditional Ayurvedic herbal preparations.  He works to educate people about the critical threat to wild Ayurvedic herb plants in India and is working with various herbs farms throughout the US to cultivate some important, threatened Ayurvedic species in the US.  Swamiji is considered a master of Ayurvedic Herbology and is currently writing a book on the subject of traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulas.

Description

Ayurveda is the ancient system of natural healing revealed by the Sages of India.  Ayurveda gives people the tools to achieve health, happiness, and longevity by learning to live in accordance with nature and their individual constitution.  The class introduces the basics of Ayurvedic herbology, and gives practical recommendations for using Ayurvedic herbs to support health of the body and mind.  Ayurveda uses herbs to support health in a full range of conditions including anxiety, insomnia, sciatica, MS, arthritis, diabetes, indigestion, headaches, infertility, women’s conditions, and many others.  This class offers students the opportunity to ask specific questions about using herbs for supporting the health of themselves, or their friends and family.

Cost

$11.00

Capacity

30

Register for class

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




Questions?

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

Time for Tranquility

When

Tuesdays & Thursdays  /  5:30-6:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Easy, Guided Meditation

Busy schedules, everyday challenges and anxiety can put a strain on our health and our relationships.  The daily grind can limit our expression of joy and even lead to depression.
Discover how to slow down, chill, and renew yourself in this short meditation.  It’s easier than you think!   A direct student of Michael Bernard Beckwith, Denise will share three easy meditation practices that are proven to calm and refresh your spirit.
Experience relaxation through a combination of brief guidance, silence, and participant sharing for those who desire.  All levels are welcome to participate.

Cost

No Charge

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.

Thursday's Hot Bar 1/31/2013

RAW FOODS: raw nappa cole slaw, raw kale salad, raw apple and fennel salad

SOUPS: carrot ginger soup, shiitake and lemongrass soup, broccoli and cheddar cheese soup, potato horseradish soup, chicken tortilla soup

VEGAN FOODS: bbq tofu, chickpea and artichoke salad, greek quinoa, mock chicken cacciatore, basmati rice, black beans, roasted brussel sprouts, malabar’s curried cabbage, malabar’s aloo mutter, malabar’s tomato rice, maple and tarragon sweet potatoes, garlic roasted squash, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: blue ridge potatoes and mushrooms, ellwood’s own apple crumble

MEAT: baked spaghetti with meat sauce, dijon pork loin, ellwood’s own tikka masala, lemon rosemary chicken, spicy dill encrusted trout, spanish chicken

*Hot bar dishes are subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Dissolving Your Sugar Habit

When

Wednesday, January 30th  /  6:00-8:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Sharon Greenspan is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner waiting to help you improve your relationship with food and your quality of life. She’ll share secrets for Dissolving Your Sugar Habit and you’ll be coached to create your own plan for changing your sugar habit to one that best serves you. Bring a notebook and some ideas about why you want to make changes to your (sugar) eating habits. Visit her site: www.wildsuccess.us. Call her at 757-943-9440 and invite Wild Success® into your life today!

Description

Constantly craving sweets? Reaching for sweets in the afternoon or evening? Want to gain control over sugar without feeling deprived? Uncover what drives your unhealthy food cravings. Learn about food choices to increase your energy, health and joy. Find strategies to change your habits and that fit into your lifestyle.

Participants will identify their sugar patterns and what triggers the patterns. They will determine what their true goals are with regard to sugar (examples include prevent chronic disease such as diabetes, lose weight, increase energy or avoid mid-afternoon energy slump). Participants will learn about the detriment and benefits of different types of sugar. They will have the opportunity to taste healthy sugar substitutes (recommended for diabetics and those with hypoglycemia).** We will discuss different strategies to address different goals and which might be best given current health and patterns. OR

Constantly craving sweets? Reaching for sweets in the afternoon or evening? Want to gain control over sugar without feeling deprived?

  • Uncover what drives your unhealthy food cravings.
  • Learn food choices to increase your energy, health and joy (and taste some yummy food!).
  • Find strategies to change your habits and that fit into your lifestyle.
  • Leave with recipes, tips and knowledge.

Cost

$20.00

Capacity

30

Register for class

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

Ellwood Thompson’s Presents

Questions?

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

An Ode To Food Poetry Contest

Ahhh, food. What a profound love we have for it! Show us YOUR love by submitting a poem about the dish or food of your choice. It’s that simple! You’ll be entered to win a box of chocolates and a flower arrangement to give to that special someone or keep for yourself.

To Enter: Simply drop your poem off with your name, phone, age, and email address at our customer service desk or email your poem with “Love Poem Contest” as the subject line to info@ellwoodthompsons.com.

Limit one entry per person, deadline for entry is Monday, February 11th. Gifts are chosen by Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market. All entries must be original content.

Wednesday's Hot Bar 01/30/13

RAW FOODS: raw nappa cole slaw, raw kale salad, raw apple and fennel salad

SOUPS: potato horseradish and bacon soup, chicken tortilla, broccoli-cheddar, shiitake & lemongrass soup, carrot-ginger soup

VEGAN FOODS: local BBQ tofu, chickepea artichoke salad, Greek quinoa, gingered local tofu with veggies, basmati rice, black beans, vegetable korma, curried cabbage, chole saag, gobhi matar, aloo mutter, tomato rice, ater kik alicha, pimento-jalapeno corn, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: kadhi pakoras, tandoori naan flat bread, apple crumble

MEAT: tikka masala, sweet n sour pork loin, curried chicken

*Hot bar dishes are subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Bring Out The Best In Your Relationships & Get What You Want

When

Tuesday Nights  /  Jan 22nd, 29th, Feb 5th, 12th & 19th  /  6:30-8:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Even successful people experience turbulent dynamics and unspoken anxiety in romantic relationships.  Chemistry is a source of mystery and fueling the flame of long term intimacy can be elusive for most, up until now.

Regardless of whether you are already in a relationship, single or divorced, and no matter what cycle of life that you are in, you can learn how to easily experience more of the love you want.

Cost

$199 when you register by 01/10/13 and $225 after.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

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

Register online for the class now.

Questions?

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

Time for Tranquility

When

Tuesdays & Thursdays  /  5:30-6:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Easy, Guided Meditation

Busy schedules, everyday challenges and anxiety can put a strain on our health and our relationships.  The daily grind can limit our expression of joy and even lead to depression.
Discover how to slow down, chill, and renew yourself in this short meditation.  It’s easier than you think!   A direct student of Michael Bernard Beckwith, Denise will share three easy meditation practices that are proven to calm and refresh your spirit.
Experience relaxation through a combination of brief guidance, silence, and participant sharing for those who desire.  All levels are welcome to participate.

Cost

No Charge

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.

30 Minutes of Relaxation

When

Tuesdays  /  12:15-12:45PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Midday Meditation

Refresh yourself with mid-week serenity.
Experience a combination of brief guidance, silence, and  participant sharing for those who desire.  Join for 30 minutes of peace…it’s easier than you think!

Cost

No Charge

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 01/29/13

RAW FOODS: parsnip and carrot salad, raw kale salad, living cole slaw

SOUPS: chicken tortilla soup, potato horseradish and bacon soup, cream of asparagus, carrot ginger soup, kale and leek soup

VEGAN FOODS: black beans, basmati rice, dinich wat, misir wat, ratatouille, ater kik alicha, pimento-jalapeno corn, vegan collard greens, steamed broccoli, local organic tofu with italian veggies, tempeh with roasted veggies, veggie garden pasta, vegetable curried rice

VEGETARIAN: sugar snap pea almondine, rutabaga and apple mash, apple crumble

MEAT: hunterstyle braised chicken, sweet & sour pork loin, cider braised chicken, lemon rosemary chicken, lemon caper tilapia

*Hot bar dishes are subject to change throughout the day without notice.