Our workshops & classes focus on health and wellness, spirituality and well-being. Monthly schedules will include informative and educational health issues such as alternative therapies, fitness and exercise, Yoga & Qigong, as well as spiritual development, meditation, relaxation and stress management, Reiki Certification, readings for small groups, and more… Check our calendar for the upcoming workshops & classes. We are open to any suggestions or recommendations regarding future offerings and/or instructors.
Are you looking for a space to teach a class or hold a workshop? Some of the requirements to present at AWC are: You must have a starter group of 3 or more people already interested in taking your class/workshop. You must have had training or certification in your subject matter. You must be respectful towards other practitioners and their services at AWC. AWC offers promotional support via advertising in our monthly calendar, newsletter, blog and website. If you think this is something we can help you with please contact Debee or Susan @ 413-592-2828 and we’ll see what we can do.
School of Self Transformation
Our world is changing, we all know it, we all feel it. The old ways we’ve related to our lives and to the Earth are shifting. We need to establish our connection to our strength, our root, we need to simplify and reconnect with the natural world and each other.
The School of Self Transformation is all about learning the tools and gaining the confidence that is needed to move into the New World, aware and serene. We need to be clean, clear and self defined.
The School of Self Transformation… a place to learn practical tools, techniques and processes to allow us to maintain a harmonious balance within all the aspects of our lives. It is a place to reconnect with the Earth and her wisdom and a place to build community by sharing our unique gifts and talents with each other for the benefit of us All.
We hope you will join us for what can only be called, an Expansive Experience, a deliberate opportunity to grow and to learn about ourselves and each other through knowledge, understanding, connection, love, compassion and support.
“My connection is with Nature. I continually seek to bring myself in alignment with that which is real, natural and true. Yes, I have degrees and experience in the outside world yet my greatest strength is my ability to commune with the Natural world through working with energy. Energy surrounds and enlivens us, it is the very essence of our physical bodies, the world around us and creation itself. I want to share the principles that I have learned and utilized to nurture my heart’s desires in the world — energy, manifestation, receptivity and creation. My intention is to offer the opportunity for all of us to manifest and birth our deepest inner desires and to bring to fruition the highest evolution of our Soul and our Spirit.” ~ Rachel Ginther
From psychic fairs to workshops & classes to personal readings. The insight of a reading can help you seek clarity in your life’s situations, as well as provide you with spiritual guidance and comfort. Personal readings available by appointment.
Self Discovery and Development Services
Due to the recent and overwhelming demand for services such as counseling, coaching, wellness, and healing we have many types of sessions available that may help you manage the overwhelming feeling of hectic schedules, stress and constant demands from work and home.
Yoga is a practice that combines exercise, breath and meditation to help you achieve increased flexibility and strength, as well as enhanced relaxation and centeredness. New to Yoga? We recommend you start with a gentle or beginner’s class.
Cost $15 drop-in or $65 for 5-week series. (1st class options ~ drop-in only $10 or $50 for 5-weeks)
Mondays – Beginner Yoga Class w/ Heidi MacEwen | 6:45 – 8:00 PM
Thursdays – Beginner Yoga Class w/ Cheryl Whalen | 5:45 – 7:00 PM
QiGong / Tai Chi
This class will draw from ancient traditions and make it relevant to modern life – focusing on healing, growth, opening, connecting, working towards embodied wholeness and relaxation, while feeling grounded and centered. Tai Chi forms are also taught in this class. This gentle practice of physical conditioning is an exquisite choreography of flowing standing postures. Tai Chi fosters balance, awareness, and grace through meditation in motion, with an emphasis on body alignment. Soft and deliberate movements foster sound body and mind, boosts the immune system and creates a more focused and relaxed state of mind. Beginners – no experience required! Please wear loose comfortable clothing.
Cost ~ $10 or 6-weeks $50
Wednesdays – Beginner Class w/ Michelle Grassi Zemba | 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday Workshops ~ TBA
Chakra Dance Class
Move over Zumba there’s a NEW Chakra Dance in town! A unique take on dance using Instrumental Modern Pop Music combined with a mix of Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance addressing specific Isolations & Breath. NO dance experience necessary!!! Julie Anne Homans has 30 years Plus Dance Teaching experience and has been a Reiki Practitioner and Massage Therapist for 15 years as well. So many of us live our lives in our heads. Charaka Dance allows us a chance to bring our attention back to our bodies by helping us reconnect our Body/ Mind connection. During Charaka Dance we will also release blockages in our Seven Major Charka Systems by grounding, centering, focusing on Breath, movement and bringing POSITIVE ENERGY back to our bodies so we can more easily promote self love, and healing. Julie has designed this program being mindful of the Beginner as well as one with no dance experience. This class will eventually lead into an Intermediate class and onto the advanced level of Chakra Dance.
Chakra Dance Summer Special* w/ Julie Tangredi Homans ~ Sundays from 10-11 AM ~ *4-week Class Series for $30 or $10 Drop-in if available ~ Limited Space – Registration Recommended!
Basics and Beyond Belly Dance ~ Basics and combinations
This 4 week beyond basics level course is designed for those who have some belly dance experience and would kike to improve their belly dance technique. Students will learn more core movements, isolations, travelling steps, and some complex combinations all in an easy to follow format. A general history of belly dance will also be covered, and students will be given handouts to follow at home plus music to practice with. This class is great for someone who wants to exercise, to create and expand their belly dance journey, or for those who want to dance just for the fun of it.
~ New Dates TBA
Are you looking for a massage place? Think about all the wonderful ways of creating well-being and enjoying health benefits from healing yourself using holistic alternative therapies and preventive medicine like acupuncture and acupressure, therapeutic massage, deep tissue and sports massage, energy medicine, reiki and energy work, reiki training, intuitive readings, psychic readings, beginners belly dance, tai chi and qigong, foot reflexology, psychic fair, detox sessions, beginners yoga, Ionizing foot bath, far infrared sauna, spiritual and metaphysical, stress reduction and relaxation, past life regression, tarot reading classes. We offer these Holistic Alternative Therapies to clients in the Chicopee and Greater Springfield area of Western Mass, including Hampshire and Hampden Counties, as well as Northern Connecticut.
To contact us or schedule an appointment call (413) 592-2828