April, 2023 Harmony Way Newsletter
April, 2023 Newsletter
By: Michelle Caron, Owner of Harmony Way in
Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA
Welcome to the April, 2023 Harmony Way Newsletter!
It's officially spring (Whether it looks and feels like it in your area or not). 💐 Soon, many plants will be blooming and reaching toward the sun. Spring is a great time to plant something, to plan something or to start a new project.
This is also a lovely time to get outdoors (with tick 👀protection), since it is not too warm/buggy yet. It's wonderful if we can get outside for a bit in each of the seasons to observe the many changes in nature as the year continues. This can be a form of mindfulness or movement-oriented meditation.
Whatever your plans are for April, here's hoping they are enjoyable and fun-filled!
*VIRTUAL EVENTS AT HARMONY WAY*
💃 LIVE WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES ON ZOOM 🧘♀️
You'll also need the Zoom Cloud Meetings app to participate.
It's free and simple to install/use.
Harmony Way Virtual
Home & Family Herbal Training Program
The Harmony Way Professional Herbalist Training Program*
More information about this program is here:
Over 60+ Hours of Herbal Education!
This program runs from March through December each year.
The next round of this training program opens
for registration in 2024.
The Harmony Way Virtual
Professional Herbalist Training Program
*Prerequisite: Harmony Way Home & Family
Herbal Training Program*
Over 350+ Hours of Professional Level,
Experiential Herbal Training!
Core Shamanic Healing & Counseling Classes:
This year's virtual classes began learning sessions last September. Applications are already coming in for the 2023 class. The group sizes for this program are limited; so if you are interested, please inquire sooner, rather than later, before it fills completely. Thank you!
More information about this training program
(and its need-based, BIPOC/AAPI tuition waiver) is here:
Wishing you a healthy, joyful month!
🎁*FREE BONUS TIME!*🎁
(In case you missed it last month)
Would you like FREE access to two different pre-recorded, streaming workshops that Michelle instructed last year?
Here they are for you to enjoy and learn from anytime it is convenient for you:
This Month's Exercise Demo:
History, Preventing Heart Disease & Ideas for Movement
(From: National Today)
During "Move More" month, it could be a fantastic experience to try a new form of movement or exercise. I personally enjoy both indoor and outdoor forms of movement, with too many favorites to list here. One could try roller skating or a new walk somewhere refreshing to the senses. Alternately, someone could even do a deep, spring cleaning of every nook and cranny of their home or try gardening, bowling or swimming. There are endless ways to move and to incorporate more movement into each day.
Movement = Energy + More Overall Wellness
Regardless of our levels of fitness, we can choose to give time for some daily movement that makes sense for our needs and goals and then reap the rewards of more energy throughout the day and better sleep at night.
It's a win-win situation!
*Always check in with your medical health provider for advice and guidance before starting a new workout program, being mindful of any existing conditions or injuries that you have, discussing these with a qualified medical professional prior to trying any workout.
This Month's Wellness Articles:
Above is a must-read article about the causes and symptoms of Osteoporosis, which is a common issue for many people, especially for older generations. However, it can affect virtually anyone with inadequate nutrition and/or movement. It's important to understand how this problem starts and what the symptoms are to assist all of us in preventing it in the long-term. I hope you find this article interesting and helpful.
This Month's Yummy Recipe: