Event Calendar

NEW_Event CalendarThe calendar items included here are wonderful opportunities for health & wellness, natural living, and holistic parenting.

For more events on these and other topics, please check out the resources on our list of other DC-area websites, email lists, Meetup groups, Facebook groups and more on our Around DC page.

Calendars of general holistic health interest can be found at Natural Awakenings and Pathways magazines.

For a wide range of classes on breastfeeding, infant care and more, see the course listings at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington.

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Jan
17
Tue
Empowerment Self-Defense Intensive @ Calvary Baptist Church
Jan 17 – Mar 28 all-day
Empowerment Self-Defense Intensive @ Calvary Baptist Church | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Do you know what you’d do if someone rubbed up against you on the Metro? How about if a co-worker kept touching you, or if harassers yelled at you on the street? We cover these and many, many more situations in this 10-week class.

Join us to learn how to stop harassment, abuse, and assault. You’ll gain techniques to stop an uncomfortable or threatening situation with words and physical strikes to use against attacks.

Who: Women, teen girls, trans* and gender-nonconforming people age 16+. Open to all abilities, sizes, and fitness levels: You don’t have to be a martial artist or an athlete to help yourself be safer!
When: Tuesdays, Jan. 17 to March 28 (skipping Valentine’s Day), 6:30-8:30 pm.
Where: Calvary Baptist Church, Gallery Place, Red-Green-Yellow metro lines. Wheelchair accessible.
How: $365.

Mar
28
Tue
Positive Parenting 101 @ Falls Church Community Center
Mar 28 @ 7:15 pm

Learn the newest techniques for gaining the edge on cooperation in your family. Discuss your triggers, and how to eliminate them to create a more peaceful (less yelling!) home. Self esteem, attachment, emotional intelligence, positive reinforcement, independence and alternatives to punishment will all be covered. Join us -one parent – or a as a couple and create more joy, peace and happiness in your family, immediately!

http://www.fallschurchva.gov/1295/Classes

Mar
31
Fri
Postpartum Core re-education Exercise Class @ The Breastfeeding Center
Mar 31 @ 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this new 3 month trial of core re-education group classes led by our Women’s Health specialized physical therapists of Body Connect Health & Wellness. This 50-minute exercise class is intended for new moms who are at least 6 weeks postpartum.
With goals to safely return to a pre-pregnancy exercise routine, this group class focuses on gentle but effective spinal and pelvic stability training to improve your overall core stability. If you have issues of abdominal separation, spinal/ pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse or general core weakness, this class is for you.
This class is limited to 8 participants. Be sure to bring your yoga mat, a bottle of water and please leave baby at home.
Event Time: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

For more information, see www.bodyconnecthw.com  and breastfeedingcenter.org/class-calendar/

Apr
13
Thu
Pain during sex? A Physical Therapy guide to getting rid of pelvic pain after childbirth @ The Breastfeeding Center
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pain and/or discomfort with intercourse after childbirth is common and can be caused by several issues like pelvic floor muscle spasms(vaginismus), scar tissue adhesions, pudendal neuralgia, and joint (pelvic bones, coccyx, sacrum, lumbar spine) dysfunction. Join us for a 60-minute interactive workshop to learn more about how to self manage these issues and how pelvic floor physical therapy can help.
Event Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

For more information, see www.bodyconnecthw.com  and breastfeedingcenter.org/class-calendar/

Apr
14
Fri
Postpartum Core re-education Exercise Class @ The Breastfeeding Center
Apr 14 @ 2:15 pm – Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for this new 3 month trial of core re-education group classes led by our Women’s Health specialized physical therapists of Body Connect Health & Wellness. This 50-minute exercise class is intended for new moms who are at least 6 weeks postpartum.
With goals to safely return to a pre-pregnancy exercise routine, this group class focuses on gentle but effective spinal and pelvic stability training to improve your overall core stability. If you have issues of abdominal separation, spinal/ pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse or general core weakness, this class is for you.
This class is limited to 8 participants. Be sure to bring your yoga mat, a bottle of water and please leave baby at home.
Event Time: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

For more information, see www.bodyconnecthw.com  and breastfeedingcenter.org/class-calendar/

Apr
28
Fri
Postpartum Core re-education Exercise Class @ The Breastfeeding Center
Apr 28 @ 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this new 3 month trial of core re-education group classes led by our Women’s Health specialized physical therapists of Body Connect Health & Wellness. This 50-minute exercise class is intended for new moms who are at least 6 weeks postpartum.
With goals to safely return to a pre-pregnancy exercise routine, this group class focuses on gentle but effective spinal and pelvic stability training to improve your overall core stability. If you have issues of abdominal separation, spinal/ pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse or general core weakness, this class is for you.
This class is limited to 8 participants. Be sure to bring your yoga mat, a bottle of water and please leave baby at home.
Event Time: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

 

For more information, see www.bodyconnecthw.com  and breastfeedingcenter.org/class-calendar/

May
6
Sat
Love Again Tour @ Celebration Center for Spiritual Living
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Love Again Tour @ Celebration Center for Spiritual Living | Falls Church | Virginia | United States

Join Toni Henderson-Mayers, ACHI Magazine Award Winner, TV/Radio Relationship Expert, Author and Entrepreneur and The Wise Courtship Family as they tour throughout the USA bringing the message of hope, encouragement and above all…LOVE!

At this event…
Learn to love again
Love your spouse, family, friends, business, career, yourself, health, GOD and money again
Gain tips and tools for better business, careers, relationships and more
Network with professionals in your area
Buy goods and services from local vendors

Don’t miss Toni as she…
Teaches how to have awesome relationships
Determine a person’s true character and intent
Discover information about anyone; even when they try to hide it

May
11
Thu
Myofascial release for the lower body @ The Breastfeeding Center
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The spine, pelvis and legs are common areas to experience pain and stiffness due to the hormonal and biomechanical changes that occur pre and postpartum. Come and learn simple but highly effective myofascial release techniques with specialty trained pelvic health physical therapists to self treat issues like sciatica, low back/ hip pain, disc herniations and more.
Event Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more information, see www.bodyconnecthw.com  and breastfeedingcenter.org/class-calendar/

May
12
Fri
2017 Postpartum Core re-education Exercise Class @ The Breastfeeding Center
May 12 @ 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this new 3 month trial of core re-education group classes led by our Women’s Health specialized physical therapists of Body Connect Health & Wellness. This 50-minute exercise class is intended for new moms who are at least 6 weeks postpartum.
With goals to safely return to a pre-pregnancy exercise routine, this group class focuses on gentle but effective spinal and pelvic stability training to improve your overall core stability. If you have issues of abdominal separation, spinal/ pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse or general core weakness, this class is for you.
This class is limited to 8 participants. Be sure to bring your yoga mat, a bottle of water and please leave baby at home.
Event Time: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

 

For more information, see www.bodyconnecthw.com  and breastfeedingcenter.org/class-calendar/

May
13
Sat
CSA Spring Fair @ Concord St. Andrews United Methodist Church
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

CSA Spring Fair

Date/Time: Saturday, May 13 10am-2pm
Address: 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817
Cost: $5/person, children under 2 are free
Website: www.csacns.org/springfair

Description:

Join the Concord-St. Andrew’s Cooperative Nursery School Community (CSA) for the first annual CSA Spring Fair!

This family-focused event will feature fun activities for all ages, including:

-Performances by The Great Zucchini (11am) and Groovy Nate (1pm)
-Two bounce houses
-“Construction Zone” play area
-“Bang and Clang” musical craft station
-Face painting
-Games
and more!

Rolling Brick pizza will be baking personalized pies on site and sweet treats can be purchased from the CSA Bakery.

In addition, vendors from our favorite local sports, camps, and arts program will be onsite to showcase their offerings.

Washington DC Green Festival Expo @ DC Convention Center
May 13 @ 10:00 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Washington DC Green Festival Expo @ DC Convention Center  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Green Festivals is the largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event in the United States.

At Green Festival®, we offer something for everyone who is interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green – from food, fashion and health, to energy, home, garden and design. Each Green Festival also features hands-on demos, educational activities for kids and families, panels featuring inspirational speakers, and live music and entertainment.

DC Green Festival

Heroes for Moms – Blood Drive and Maternal Health Event @ Alexandria Beatley Library
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Heroes for Moms - Blood Drive and Maternal Health Event @ Alexandria Beatley Library |  |  |

When women hemorrhage after childbirth, blood donations must be available in case a blood transfusion is necessary to prevent the mother’s death. You can help by giving blood on Mother’s Day weekend and being a hero for moms!

Free and open to the public! Join us on Mother’s Day weekend for a family-friendly blood drive and maternal health awareness event dedicated to saving the lives of mothers. The blood drive will draw attention to Placenta Accreta – a serious pregnancy complication that can cause catastrophic hemorrhaging, and where blood transfusions are sometimes necessary to save the life of the mother after giving birth.

There will be exciting giveaways, activities for kids (make cards for Mother’s Day!), and support for moms and families from local maternal health organizations. Check out the event website for the latest news and be sure to make an appointment to donate blood that day! www.heroesformoms.com

Jun
2
Fri
Diastasis Recti Workshop Series Session 1 @ The Breastfeeding Center
Jun 2 all-day

Join us for a free 3-class interactive workshop series on Diastasis Recti beginning on January 13th, 2017 at 2:30pm. The workshop will be held every other week on Fridays. The first class will be 1.5 hours, from 2:30-4pm.
In this workshop we will discuss Diastasis Recti from pregnancy all the way through postpartum recovery. Led by Dr. Ann Udofia, co-owner of Body Connect Health and Wellness, we will be tackling the facts as well as the myths and misconceptions behind this oftentimes ignored and undiagnosed issue.
As well as answering questions and leading the discussion our goal is to get our attendants started on a solid Diastasis Recti safe exercise regimen as well as show how physical therapy can help resolve this very common issue.
Please be aware that this class will be a more physical class that involves exercise, so please wear athletic clothes and leave baby at home, if at all possible!
Event Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Jun
8
Thu
Pre- and Post-Natal Care for Your Pelvic Floor @ The Breastfeeding Center
Jun 8 all-day

The goal of this interactive, 60-minute presentation will be to educate participants in:
Anatomy and function of pelvic floor and transverse abdominal muscles through visual, verbal, and kinesthetic experience. Dysfunctions of the pelvic floor related to issues of weakness and/or tightness(i.e. stress and urge incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia, sexual dysfunction, urgency/frequency of urination, chronic constipation, pelvic pain, sacroiliac joint pain, low back pain, diastasis recti, symphasis pubis dysfunction.How to know when it is necessary to seek the treatment of a pelvic floor physical therapist. How to activate pelvic floor and abdominal muscles in order to maintain core strength and stability.How to relax overactive and painful muscles in the pelvic floor and abdomen.Appropriate strength training, both pre- and post-partum, for pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. Self-treatment techniques for tight and painful pelvic floor muscles.This presentation will include plenty of opportunities for questions and answers, and the presenters will provide a handout with strengthening and self-treatment exercises to address hip, low back, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Event Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jun
16
Fri
Diastasis Recti Workshop Series Session 2 @ The Breastfeeding Center
Jun 16 all-day

Join us for a free 3-class interactive workshop series on Diastasis Recti beginning on January 13th, 2017 at 2:30pm. The workshop will be held every other week on Fridays. The first class will be 1.5 hours, from 2:30-4pm.
In this workshop we will discuss Diastasis Recti from pregnancy all the way through postpartum recovery. Led by Dr. Ann Udofia, co-owner of Body Connect Health and Wellness, we will be tackling the facts as well as the myths and misconceptions behind this oftentimes ignored and undiagnosed issue.
As well as answering questions and leading the discussion our goal is to get our attendants started on a solid Diastasis Recti safe exercise regimen as well as show how physical therapy can help resolve this very common issue.
Please be aware that this class will be a more physical class that involves exercise, so please wear athletic clothes and leave baby at home, if at all possible!
Event Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Jun
30
Fri
Diastasis Recti Workshop Series Session 3 @ The Breastfeeding Center
Jun 30 all-day

Join us for a free 3-class interactive workshop series on Diastasis Recti beginning on January 13th, 2017 at 2:30pm. The workshop will be held every other week on Fridays. The first class will be 1.5 hours, from 2:30-4pm.
In this workshop we will discuss Diastasis Recti from pregnancy all the way through postpartum recovery. Led by Dr. Ann Udofia, co-owner of Body Connect Health and Wellness, we will be tackling the facts as well as the myths and misconceptions behind this oftentimes ignored and undiagnosed issue.
As well as answering questions and leading the discussion our goal is to get our attendants started on a solid Diastasis Recti safe exercise regimen as well as show how physical therapy can help resolve this very common issue.
Please be aware that this class will be a more physical class that involves exercise, so please wear athletic clothes and leave baby at home, if at all possible!
Event Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Jul
10
Mon
Dancing Jaguar’s Spirit Camp! @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm
Dancing Jaguar's Spirit Camp! @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington | Arlington | Virginia | United States

This fun, 5-day program empowers children to tune into their inner worlds. Humans are made up of mind, body, and spirit, yet in our society, children’s minds and bodies are nurtured, and their spirits are often neglected. This summer camp assists children to connect to their spirit, that wonderful essence that makes each child a unique, beautiful individual.

The curriculum includes mindfulness, yoga, the Law of Attraction, an attitude of gratitude, working with chakras, auras, affirmations, shamanic journeying, power animals, and many other topics. Each module is introduced using crafts, games, songs, and stories. The children have a fun-filled week while learning important self-nurturing techniques that will set them up for success as the grow. Before and after care available for an additional fee.

Also see the Facebook event for this week of camp and more information at www.dancingjaguarinspirations.com/spirit-camp

 

Jul
13
Thu
Pain during sex? A Physical Therapy guide to getting rid of pelvic pain after childbirth @ The Breastfeeding Center
Jul 13 all-day

Pain and/or discomfort with intercourse after childbirth is common and can be caused by several issues like pelvic floor muscle spasms(vaginismus), scar tissue adhesions, pudendal neuralgia, and joint (pelvic bones, coccyx, sacrum, lumbar spine) dysfunction. Join us for a 60-minute interactive workshop to learn more about how to self manage these issues and how pelvic floor physical therapy can help.
Event Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Aug
10
Thu
C- Section Scars: Problems and effective physical therapy solutions @ The Breastfeeding Center
Aug 10 all-day

Long term potential problems that arise from scar tissue adhesions after a caesarean section are often underestimated. Common complaints are of sensitivity at the site of the scar and discomfort with positional changes. However, the possible consequences don’t stop there. Back and pelvic pain, bladder issues, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and even migraines and jaw pain are all common ailments associated with c-section scarring. The great news is that problems with c-section scars can be effectively treated. Join us for a 60-minute interactive workshop to learn more about solutions to scar tissue problems with pelvic floor physical therapy and myofascial release.
Event Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sep
15
Fri
Diastasis Recti Workshop Series Session 2 @ The Breastfeeding Center
Sep 15 all-day

Join us for a free 3-class interactive workshop series on Diastasis Recti beginning on January 13th, 2017 at 2:30pm. The workshop will be held every other week on Fridays. The first class will be 1.5 hours, from 2:30-4pm.
In this workshop we will discuss Diastasis Recti from pregnancy all the way through postpartum recovery. Led by Dr. Ann Udofia, co-owner of Body Connect Health and Wellness, we will be tackling the facts as well as the myths and misconceptions behind this oftentimes ignored and undiagnosed issue.
As well as answering questions and leading the discussion our goal is to get our attendants started on a solid Diastasis Recti safe exercise regimen as well as show how physical therapy can help resolve this very common issue.
Please be aware that this class will be a more physical class that involves exercise, so please wear athletic clothes and leave baby at home, if at all possible!
Event Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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