Harmony Way April, 2021 Newsletter

Harmony Way

April, 2021 Newsletter

By: Michelle Caron, Owner of Harmony Way in

Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA

Welcome to the April, 2021 Harmony Way Newsletter!

Spring is officially here! May you and your current projects bloom and grow beautifully. Just as the April sprouts push up through the earth to reach for the sun and thrive, you can take inspiration from nature and do the same each year at this time.


This month's newsletter has several special events, two lovely workouts, two useful articles and two simple, but also healthier versions of decadent recipes for you to enjoy. Wishing you a wonderful April and a spring with lots of fresh air and time spent enjoying nature. For anyone interested in the current virtual goodness at Harmony Way, such as special events, classes or private sessions, thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support! 💖


*UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS AT HARMONY WAY*

You can also check out the CALENDAR page on this website for upcoming events/classes/workshops.

💃 ONGOING FITNESS CLASSES ON ZOOM 🧘‍♀️

Pre-Registration Necessary You'll also need the Zoom Cloud Meetings app to participate with video.

It's free and simple to install/use.



Virtual H.E.A.R.T. Program Reunion on Zoom:

Date/Time: Monday, April 19th at 1:30 PM

(a one-hour program)

*This virtual program is open exclusively to those who have previously completed The H.E.A.R.T. Program with Michelle Caron through the Wilbraham Senior Center.

Have you faced physical, mental and/or emotional health challenges during this pandemic, like so many people? Are you living a more sedentary lifestyle...or have you gotten off track with your nutrition/fitness/wellness goals over the last year? If so, you are not alone! For those who register for this free event, evidence-based health research from the past year (about bone/muscle health, inflammation, immunity, nutrition and more) will be presented as follow-up to what was learned during The H.E.A.R.T. Program to help you adapt and manage your current health goals while feeling empowered, along with troubleshooting for your personal situation, time for Q&A and for finding support among your peers and through Michelle Caron, a holistic health coach, community herbalist and mind-body-spirit wellness professional.

To register for this event, please contact the

Wilbraham Senior Center: (413) 596-8379

Once you are registered, you will receive the Zoom link for the event. (The Zoom Cloud Meetings app is free and simple to install and use on any compatible device.)




LEARN HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN SPROUTS

Sprouting for fun and Health!

In this fun virtual program (provided through the Westfield Athenaeum Library), Michelle Caron will teach you all about sprouts, including how to safely and effectively grow them using a few simple materials, including your own sterilized mason jar, and how to enjoy eating them as well. Sprouts are a delicious, nutritious addition to meals that can bring fresh greens for a very low cost to the grower all winter long. Some materials will be provided by the library for a "plant-along" activity as you learn. There will also be a follow-up session the following week for troubleshooting/questions. On Zoom: Wednesday, April 7th, 6:30-7:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Please contact the Westfield Library to register for this event:

https://www.westath.org/ or (413) 568-7833, ext. 111


Upcoming Virtual Usui Reiki I training scheduled for:

Saturday, April 24th at 11:00 AM (EST)

This is a four-hour, virtual, one-day training for all of Reiki at the first level, including attunement, handouts and certificate.

Cost (Sliding Scale): $90-120 per person

(Scale starts lower for those who can prove serious financial hardship)

If you are interested in registering for this training,

please contact us.

For more information about the levels of traditional Usui Reiki/what is learned during trainings, please go here.



Virtual Home & Family Herbal Training Program

(Only for those currently enrolled as students)

Classes began virtually last month and will continue through December, 2021.

Current Students: Please see your schedule and monthly reminder emails for dates/times and Zoom links for our classes. Looking forward to seeing you at our next class meeting! You will continue to receive monthly updates/reminders.

If you are interested in this program, enrollment for the 2022 class will open early next year. Thank you!




Core Shamanic Healing & Counseling Classes, Years 1, 2, & 3:

(Only for those currently enrolled as students)

Classes for all years of training began in September

(remotely for now).

Deadline for application for 2021 year one class: July 1st, 2021.

Next year one class begins in September, 2021.

Current Students: Please see the email you received and monthly reminder emails with all meetings times/dates/policies/links. Looking forward to seeing you at our next class meeting!

Current students will continue to receive emailed updates about meetings and how classes will work each month.



Wishing you a healthy, happy month!

This Month's Exercise Demos:


Yoga Kiss/Total Body Flow

(From Yoga With Adriene)



30 Minute No-Equipment Full Body Toning Workout (Pilates)

(From POPSUGAR Fitness)

The two workout links listed above are both great for toning, but are also all about self-love and body positivity. One is yoga, while the other is more Pilates-oriented. They are both appropriate for a variety of levels of fitness.

Always check in with your medical health provider for advice before starting a new workout program, being mindful of any existing conditions or injuries that you have, bringing these up with a medical professional prior to trying any workout routine.



This Month's Wellness Articles:


Ticks Everywhere! What to Do: Prevention & If You Get Bit

(From: Maria Noel Groves, Clinical Herbalist)



Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability

(From NIH)


The above articles may come in handy as we move outdoors this spring to do more exercise or gardening outside in nature. Ticks are everywhere now, and not only in the summer months. In some states, they are active right through the winter. Knowing how to prevent tick/bug bites and what to do in the event of one is so helpful. The other article about exercise is information that is always useful to know as well!

This Month's Yummy Recipe Links:

Vegan Mac and Cheese Powder

(From: Vegan Richa)

GF, Vegan, Nut-Free Option

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

(From: Oh, She Glows)

Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free

The above two recipes are, once again this month, delicious and classic comfort foods. The cookies are both grain and nut free, which is not always easy to find for those who need this type of recipe. The brown sugar in that recipe can easily be replaced by date sugar/blended dates, more maple syrup, molasses or coconut palm sugar for a slightly lower glycemic, more nutrient-dense treat. The mac and cheese powder recipe is something that can be saved to use for a quick meal or snack when one is looking for a savory/cheesy comfort food favorite in a somewhat healthier version that still tastes great. If you try either or both of these tasty recipes, I hope you enjoy them!





PS Many people are grieving due to all types of losses at this time. Take comfort in the fact that, even when you are experiencing a particularly challenging or sad day,

YOU ARE DEEPLY LOVED AND ARE NEVER ALONE!

Sending you a virtual hug of support and lots of love,

💖Michelle





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