Our wellness services and events focus on mindfulness, movement, nutrition and nature- all of which support mental health.
Half-Day Mind-Body Retreats
Have you been needing to take time to recharge, renew and rebalance yourself? Our mini mind-body retreats can help create a space for you to connect with your body and refill your tank.
All levels Hatha Yoga Class with Shawna 9-10am
Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures. Through movement in yoga postures you can look inward for wisdom and insight as you practice being in the present and merging your breath with the rhythm of your body. This class is appropriate for beginners or more experienced yogis.
Guided Meditation and Mindfulness with Megan 10:15-11:00
Meditation has been proven to be beneficial for health, well-being and can be extremely restorative. Learn more about deepening your meditation or mindfulness practice with this 45 minute guided session. You will be engaging in a few different types of meditation to explore what works best for you. This practice will benefit beginners and experienced mediators.
Good Mood Food Nutrition and Healthy Lunch with Jennifer 11:15-12:30
This class will offer information about nutrition that supports optimal mental health. Overall diet and nutrition recommendations that have been supported by evidence will be overviewed and specific mental health “super foods” will be discussed. Then a healthy, whole foods and plant based lunch and drink will be shared and enjoyed.
Investment: $60 per person. Healthy lunch and drink included. All materials included. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat or meditation cushion if you want. Dress comfortably.
Please click the button below to register, space is limited and registration is required. We hope to see you for some rejuvenation and centering.
Sunday July 29th and Thursday August 2nd from 10-12pm
Meet in the parking lot of the Horine Section of Jefferson Memorial Forest
Shinrin-Yoku means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers primarily in Japan and South Korea have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Now their research is helping to establish shinrin-yoku and forest therapy throughout the world.
The idea is simple: if a person simply visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved. Forest therapy approaches such as Shinrin-yoku have roots in many cultures throughout history. John Muir wrote, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home. Wilderness is a necessity.”
What to expect:
This Guided Forest Bathing experience is for all fitness levels and abilities. We will be walking a short distance, sitting and standing and accommodations can be made for everyone’s comfort levels.
We ask that all electronics be left behind so you can completely unplug and tune into the forest atmosphere. Please make necessary arrangements. Apply all sunscreen and bug spray before you arrive as to not disturb sensitive noses. Lastly, bringing a filled water bottle is recommend. Many people choose to carry a small backpack or hip sack so their hands can be free to explore.
Meet your guide:
Jennifer Owens, LCSW is a therapist and wellness director at Bridge. Jennifer is a trained ecotherapist and lifelong outdoors woman. She has extensive experience in the backcountry leading women’s only backpacking and kayaking groups. Jennifer’s approach to guiding is open, safe, nurturing and exploratory. She hopes that all people can reconnect with the other than human world to restore inner and outer balance.
RSVP by emailing Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org by calling 694-9488. You can also register by clicking below.
As a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, Sarah can assist clients in developing healthy eating habits and meeting their weight management and nutritional goals. She offers a sound nutritional plan and can advise and present a balanced nutritional strategy. Sarah can work with clients on an individual level to create a plan for optimizing their health following a new physical health diagnosis such as diabetes or heart disease or to simply improve overall health. The relationship begins with a comprehensive assessment which allows Sarah and the client to review current nutrition and eating habits and establish motivation and goals for the future.
Sarah believes that no two individuals are the same and therefore nutrition and lifestyle approaches should not be the same for every client. She strives to meet each client where they are and help them create an individualized wellness plan. Sarah understands that some clients thrive with eating in moderation whereas others need to eliminate certain foods in order to be successful. If putting these new skills into practice sounds intimidating, Sarah can go to the grocery store with you, teach you how to read labels, and help you learn how to cook new foods. As a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, Sarah will go above and beyond to help each and every client succeed!
Therapeutic Yoga Class with Shawna- Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm
Look inward for wisdom and insight as you practice being in the present and merging your breath with the rhythm of your body. This class is appropriate for beginners or more experienced yogis and is free for clients. This class is free for all Bridge Clients, we ask for a donation if you bring a friend.
Please contact Shawna Dellecave at shawna@bridgemindbody with any questions.
Group Meditation Sit – Fridays, 12:00-12:50pm
Bridge Counseling and Wellness hosts a group meditation sit every Friday from 12:00-12:50pm. We open with a short discussion, sit together for 30 minutes in silence and follow up with 10 more minutes of discussion. Free and open to all!
Please contact Nicole Sartini-Cprek at email@example.com with any questions.