Update March 2020: Obviously most of the remaining events here will be canceled or postponed due to efforts to contain COVID-19. I’m leaving the post up without edits as a historical artifact. I frequently go back to my own posts as a resource. I hope I’ll be able to use this post a year from now! Wishing good health for everyone. -Jessica
Welcome to 2020! Here’s our seasonal roundup of events coming to our area this winter & into spring to support your healthy living and mindful parenting!
Saturday, January 11
Rise Well-Being Center Open House, Reston, VA, 12:30-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 12
Mindful Parenting Book Reading and Signing with Hunter Clarke-Fields, author of Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids, EKOE Health, NW Washington DC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Mindful Mamas Mini-Retreat with Art of Health, Arlington, VA, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Monday, January 13
HMN Superchapter Kickoff! Northern Virginia Holistic Moms Chapter Kickoff
Monthly gathering + chocolate social, Little River Church of Christ, Annandale, VA, 7:00 p.m.
Interfusion Festival, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
Thursday, January 16
Adult Ed: The Benefits of Movement with Nancy Blanning, Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery, Takoma Park, MD, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 17
Sensing the World and Building the Brain: Partners for Life: A Talk by Nancy Blanning, Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, Alexandria, VA, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 18
Testing Party with Lead-Safe Mama, Alexandria, VA, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Private event: email jessica (at) mindfulhealthylife (dot) com for information on registration
Sunday, January 19
Family Mindfulness and Yoga Meeting: Holistic Moms Network Montgomery County Chapter Gathering, Rockville, MD, 5:30 p.m.
Illuminate Fairfax Festival, Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks, 10:00-5:00
Happily Family Free Online Conference: Mindful Parenting for High Needs Kids
Saturday, January 25
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Open House and Beech Tree Puppets performance, PCWS, Alexandria, VA, 10:00-2:00
Tickets here for 11:00 and 1:00 performances
Wednesday, January 29
Vision Boards, Holistic Moms Network Anne Arundel County chapter gathering, Severna Park, MD, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 16
Holistic Guide to Better Sleep for Babies and Toddlers: Holistic Moms Network Montgomery County Chapter Gathering, Rockville, MD, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 19
DC EcoWomen Book Club on The Way We Eat Now, Teaism Penn Quarter, NW Washington, DC, 6-8 p.m.
Virginia Association of Environmental Educators (VAEE) Conference – EE for EverybodEE, Sweet Briar College, Amherst, VA
Saturday, February 29
Rooting DC, Ron Brown Prep, NE Washington DC, all day
Sunday, March 15
Get to Know Your Farmer: Holistic Moms Network Montgomery County Chapter Gathering, Rockville, MD, 5:30 p.m.
Gathering of Women Connecting to Nature: Yoga, meditation, mindfulness in nature, hiking and sound healing, Zigbone Farm Retreat, Sabillasville, MD
Friday, April 3
Women’s Health and Wellness Summit, Washington Dulles Marriott, 8:00-5:30
April 17-19, 2020: National Kids Yoga Conference, Alexandria, VA
Sunday, April 19
Pathways Natural Living Expo, College Park Marriott Hotel, Hyattsville, MD, 10:00-7:00
Tuesday, April 21
NoVA Outside Student Environmental Action Showcase, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Saturday, May 2
Alexandria Earth Day, Braddock Park, 10:00-2:00
More Earth Day events to be added!
Saturday, May 9
Looking down the road…
Take Back Your Health retreat in the Outer Banks
Pause One-Day Silent(ish) Retreat with Pleasance Silicki, Dayspring Retreat Center, Germantown, MD, 9:30-2:30
Many Holistic Moms Network chapters have additional events for chapter members including nature playgroups, motherblessings, moms nights out, journal clubs, DIY and crafting nights and more. Click here for a listing of all local DC-area HMN chapters.
Also check out IMCW’s family and teen meditation classes.
For more events for families in the DC area, check out these other sites for local parents:
- Adventure Moms
- Beltway Bargain Mom
- DC Urban Moms and Dads
- Hula Frog
- Fairfax Family Fun
- Indoorsy DC
- Kid Up and Go
- Kid-Friendly DC
- Kid Trips
- Our Kids
- A Parent in Silver Spring
- Red Tricycle DC
and also check out the event calendars here:
Jessica Claire Haney is the founder, publisher and editor of Mindful Healthy Life and the author of its Guide to Holistic Family Living in Metro DC. Jessica founded the Arlington/Alexandria Chapter of Holistic Moms Network and volunteers on school wellness issues. Follow on Facebook at MindfulHealthyLife, on @