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Health and Healing

Safe and Sound at Home


with Yoko Barsky

Calendar Oct 25, 2018 at 2 pm, runs for 3 weeks

We all age, get sick, or deal with an injury at some point in our lives. We then learn that living in our homes and going about our lives isn't as easy or as safe as it had been. If you haven't had your own such experience, you probably know a family member or friend who has. In this class we will share these challenges and explore physical changes we can make to our homes, both large and small, that will make living in our homes easier and safer. With the advice of local architects, designers and contractors, as well as neighbors who have dealt with these difficulties, this class will make you aware of problem areas in and around your home and ways to remedy them. 

Yoko Barsky grew up in Japan and has lived and worked worldwide, accompanying her late diplomat husband. She is an architect with licenses in Germany and Japan. She recently retired from her D.C.-area-based business concentrating on residential interior renovations, including kitchens, bathrooms, laundry and family rooms. Her works have won various design awards and publications. She moved to Rappahannock in 2015, and lives with her new husband, Jock Nash, and 3 dogs.

The Healthy Way to Weight Management


with Beatty/ Griffin

Calendar Oct 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This informative and interactive class is designed to simplify the challenges of weight management. Participants will learn how to take steps toward improving their health and develop positive attitudes towards weight management.

The following topics will be explored in four sessions:

  1. What Does "Healthy" Look Like? Behavioral change principles and applications
  2. Nutrition Basics and Mindful Eating - Energy nutrients and the latest research on weight management
  3. Exploring Physical Activity- Realistic expectations and finding the right starting point
  4. Strategies for Success - Tying it all together for a healthier life

Come as you are and prepare to learn about what healthy looks like.  No matter where you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, we welcome you!

Kay S Beatty, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian and nutritionist with special training in weight management. She is a graduate of James Madison University, where she received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Dietetics. She most recently completed two extensive weight management training programs presented by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, where she was awarded Certificates of Training in Adult Weight Management, levels 1 and 2.

Cindy Griffin has 20 years of experience as a ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Stott Pilates Instructor. She owns and operates a popular Pilates & Fitness business here in Rappahannock, known as Mountainside Pilates located within Mountainside Physical Therapy (MPT).

Kay and Cindy have joined forces to form Mountainside Fitness and Nutrition at MPT, a personalized wellness program based on respect and acceptance to help individuals in their quest to be healthier.

Woman's Support Circle


with Elizabeth Lee

Calendar Oct 1, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Women will participate in a support circle guided by the native talking stick.  Participants are asked to bring their willingness to listen, support, and grow.

Elizabeth Lee is a practitioner of Bioholistic Health for over 40 years.  Her emphasis is on communication.

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