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Wellness Classes & Workshops

Medicinal Herbal Tea Tasting + Blending

4:30-6pm Sunday, June 23rd

Most people think of herbal teas as a simple soothing beverage, but if made properly, herbal teas (tisanes) can be potent tools for healing and maintaining health.
In this workshop, conducted in the format of a wine tasting, you will have the opportunity to taste six different medicinal-strength herbal teas. We will go beyond the standard peppermint and chamomile teas to introduce you to less common herbs that have powerful medicinal properties.
Georgetown Massage and Bodywork’s resident Herbalist, Erin Antosh, will discuss the actions of each herb tasted, so you can gain an understanding of which herbs are calming, which herbs are so relaxing that they can be used as sleep aids, which herbs are energizing, and the herbs that support your body’s detoxification pathways.
During the tasting, you will take note of the taste of each single-herb tea to inform how you may want to combine flavors for a custom tea blend. Erin will discuss the art of tea blending and guide you in creating your own tea blend. We will also discuss how to make herbal infusions as well as decoctions, so you can take home the tea blend you created and make medicinal strength herbal teas at home.
NOTES: This is partially a hands-on workshop. Your event fee includes a tasting of 6 herbal teas and a custom tea blend (that you make in class) to take home. All herbal teas used in the tasting will be naturally caffeine-free. Please inform us of any allergies prior to the class and we will do our best to accommodate.
$40 per person
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Gentle Daily Detoxification

4:30-6pm Sunday, July 14th

During this eye opening class, we will talk about the body’s natural detoxification capabilities, and why extreme detoxification programs and cleanses are not necessary (and often dangerous). Instead of a drastic detox program done a couple times a year, you should be supporting your body’s detoxification pathways on a daily basis, so your body never gets to a
point where it has accumulated more toxins than it is able to eliminate.
Georgetown Massage and Bodywork’s resident Herbalist, Erin Antosh, will discuss the often surprising sources of toxins in our daily lives, and how to reduce your exposure. To help you incorporate a daily detoxification ritual into your life, Erin will talk about the various medicinal herbs, supplements, foods, and strategies that can be easily and safely added to your daily routine to support your body’s natural detoxification capabilities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to try a 15-20 minute session in a one-person capacity Sauna Space near-infrared sauna, one of Erin’s favorite tools for daily detoxification.
NOTES: Your event fee includes herbal tea to sip during the class and a 15-20 minute session in a one-person capacity Sauna Space near-infrared sauna. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing you don’t mind sweating in if you would like to try the sauna.
Please inform us of any allergies prior to the class and we will do our best to accommodate.
$30 per person

Making Chocolates Infused with Medicinal Herbs + Superfoods

7-8:30pm Friday, July 26th

Did you know that cacao, the primary ingredient in dark chocolate, is one of the most magnesium-rich foods? But most chocolate on store shelves is overly processed, and loaded with sugar and additives, depleting its potential nutritional power.
In this hands-on workshop, we will make dark chocolate that is truly health-promoting, while still being extremely tasty.
Georgetown Massage and Bodywork’s resident Herbalist, Erin Antosh,
will teach you how to infuse CBD (Cannabidiol from the hemp plant) into chocolate, hide the not-so-tasty medicinal herbs in creamy fillings, use edible flowers for decoration, and add “superfoods” to boost the nutrient density of your “no longer guilty” pleasure.
The medicinal properties of the herbs we use in the chocolate creations will be discussed, so you will understand how you can make chocolates for particular wellness goals. Additionally, you will learn about the power of raw (unpasteurized) honey in supporting wellness, as we will
use local raw honey exclusively as a sweetener.
You will have the opportunity to taste medicinal-grade chocolate during class and you will go home with two of the truffle chocolates you make in class (if they make it out of class before being eaten)!
NOTES: We suggest wearing comfortable clothing, preferably clothing you don’t mind getting a little messy. This is partially a hands-on workshop. Your event fee includes herbal tea to sip during the class, one chocolate truffle to taste during class, and two chocolates you made to take home. The chocolate you will take home will need to be refrigerated soon after the class.
Please inform us of any allergies prior to the class and we will do our best to accommodate.
$50 per person
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Herbs for Natural Calm (Stress, Anxiety & Sleep)

4:30-6pm Sunday, August 11th

It is common knowledge that stress is a major factor that contributes to poor health. On top of that, some of the top selling pharmaceutical drugs are anti-anxiety medications and sleep aids.
How do we find calm amidst the chaos, and address chronic stress, anxiety and sleep issues in a more natural manner?
Meditation is an answer for some, but for others meditation brings up more anxiety. While Melatonin, a well-known “natural” sleep aid, is made in a lab and doesn’t work for everyone. If you feel like you have tried every trick in the book or you are interested in migrating to a natural approach, this workshop is for you.
Georgetown Massage and Bodywork’s resident Herbalist, Erin Antosh, will touch on some proven lifestyle modifications that support natural calm, while focusing on medicinal herbs that can be used safely and daily to support stress, anxiety and sleep issues. You will learn about
underlying health issues that may be the root cause of your issues and how to incorporate calming herbs into your daily routine to provide relief.
NOTES: Your event fee includes herbal tea to sip during the class. Please inform us of any allergies prior to the class and we will do our best to accommodate.
$30 per person
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Practical Meditation

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Practical Meditations with Rebecca Petillo offers powerful, proven meditation techniques and mindfulness tools that enhance life and the enjoyment of your everyday moments. These tools include ways to establish a daily meditation routine which will encourage inner peace, strengthen relationships and enliven creative problem solving. A professional instructor with over 28 years of daily practice, Rebecca brings a sense of levity and enjoyment to the practice which encourages relaxation, mental clarity and, an overall sense of purpose and joy.

Each Practical Meditation class will begin with a brief discussion about meditation as a gift for your soul.  We then enjoy a gentle kind body scan.  We follow this with a discussion about establishing a workable daily meditation practice.  Each week we finish with a different meditation which allows each person to build their own ‘tool kit’ of practical mindfulness techniques that work for them.

Practical Meditations, the ultimate “me” time which enlivens the “we” times.

Series of 3 classes: $90 

Drop-in class:  $40

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Infant Massage Class

Fun, informative class for you and your baby. Learn techniques used to promote better sleep, help regulate digestive and circulatory systems, relieve discomfort from colic and teething, and enhance bonding with your baby with the soothing power of touch.  We supply a small bottle of edible, safe, natural fractionated coconut oil to use in session and to take home.  Beginner class goes over basics, Advanced is a refresher class with more specific techniques and detail for babies with more problematic colic discomfort or other issue.

What to bring to class:

  1. A large towel or washable blanket.
  2. Extra pillow or cushion for support (we provide some).
  3. Extra diaper or two!

Group Class:  Five babies max per class. Recommended for babies 0-12 months.

60 minute Beginner class: $50

Individual Class: Recommended for all ages and babies over 12 months.

60 minute individual session: $90

Call 202-827-8064  or email with any questions or individual session times.

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Yoga Nidra

Known as “yogic sleep,” Yoga nidra is a conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Yoga nidra is generally practiced lying down so you can let go completely. Props, pillows and blankets are commonly used, as well as anything that will help you get into a totally comfortable, restful position. A typical yoga nidra practice is highly guided meditation, and takes your attention to specific places through a series of scripts and/or visualizations. No yoga experience necessary; all you need to bring is yourself and an open mind!

$35 individual /$90 for series of 3(Use code: YOGA3 for each class sign up)

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Aromatherapy Workshop

If you love aromatic bath and body products, this class is for you!
Class will start with a brief discussion on the use of essential oils in body products and some of their therapeutic values.  Each participant will make a customized herbal salt soak using a variety of skin nourishing base oils, dried herbs & flowers, essential oils, and natural salts.  Customize and choose your own essential oil blends and combinations to create relaxing, stimulating, immune boosting, or any other inspiring products.
All ingredients and bottles included.

Next class to be announced…

$30 per person
SNACKS AND TEA PROVIDED

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