March is National Nutrition Month! This year's theme is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right." To help you get started with ideas for healthy eating and living during National Nutrition Month (and all year long!), check out this link:


Do you need more individualized support to make your healthy
eating and living dream a reality?
To celebrate National Nutrition Month, we offer 30% off your first nutrition consultation! To schedule your session, contact Irene today at
301-452-5315 or irenesnutrition@gmail.com. This discount is valid through March 31,
2016. 


Look for Our Schedule of Events + Ad in Pathways Magazine 

Blueberry Gardens publishes
our schedule of upcoming events and is also a longtime advertiser in Pathways Magazine. You
can now check our activities,
see our ad, read and download
a complete free copy of the
latest issue of Pathways Magazine.

Save it and read it anywhere, anytime. More than 1,000 links and all of the articles are in a
.pdf that can be saved to your smart phone, tablet, laptop
or desktop. Go to  www.PathwaysMagazine.com  The first paragraph includes a quick and simple link. Enjoy!


                                                 
 
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 Blueberry Gardens' lovely 
Octagon Room is available  
for rental for wellness events
such as workshops and
retreats. For more
information,
contact us
at 301-570-5468 or
blueberrygardens@verizon.net.
 

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Latest News + Updates                                            March 2016
New Yoga I Class Begins in April
For those of you who have been missing a Level I yoga class since we downsized our program last year, we are happy to report that Deborah will teach a weekly Yoga I class on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11 AM. The first class is Tuesday, April 12. If you have questions or wish to register for the class, please contact Deborah through the BlueberryGardens email at blueberrygardens@verizon.net. 
 
Our current classes, Gentle/Therapeutic Yoga and Yoga I/II, are not meeting the needs of all our students interested in yoga, and the Level I class presents a daytime option for you. Yoga I is a good beginning class for most students or for students not interested in or ready for Yoga I/II. Students new to yoga or with some yoga experience are welcome to join.

Drama Kids at Blueberry Gardens
 
Drama Kids International is an award-winning developmental drama program for kids ages 4 through 18. In this fun and fast-paced program, we use the creative nature of drama to teach important life skills:

Speaking and presentation
Communication
Team building and leadership
Quick on-your-feet thinking and problem solving and more!

We want our students to be happy, successful and confident young people and adults, and the Drama Kids program accomplishes this goal like no other. That's why we are the largest, fastest growing drama program for kids in the world!
Our Blueberry Gardens classes for grades 2-5 and grades 6-12 will start again in September. Visit our website at www.dramakids.com/md1 to learn more about why, with Drama Kids, the difference is dramatic!

Special Events at Blueberry Gardens
An abundance of colors and energies always accompany the first days of spring at Blueberry Gardens. The many shades of green leaves, pink flowers, yellow blossoms and blue skies are a vibrant reminder of Mother Earth's warm renewal.
 
Special events are overflowing at Blueberry Gardens this spring. We invite you to enjoy our beautiful, tranquil setting and encourage you to renew your spirit at one of these many events. For more information, visit our website www.blueberrygardens.org.
 
Focus on enhancing your wellbeing through self-compassion and self-care. Learn to release the physical and emotional holding patterns that come with pain at a one-day workshop, Pain Management for Mind, Body and Spirit, 10am to 3pm, Saturday March 19. Simple, complementary self-care practices that promote a more positive mindset and deep body comfort are covered by presenters Hazel Beach, CLC, Life Coach, and Judy LaPrade, MS, MA, Wellness Coach and Trainer. Cost: $90 includes refreshments and lunch. Info: 301-384-1311 or hazel@lezahcoaching.com.
 
Celebrate new spring life and nourish your happiness! Spring Awakening Meditation, 9:30am to 3:30pm, Sunday, March 20 is a day of meditation, Qi Gong, deep relaxation, walking meditation and sharing experiences that yields a sense of fulfillment and rejuvenation. Certified Qi Gong teachers, instructors Patrick and Joann have been practitioners of meditation for more than 25 years and are ordained members of Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing. Cost $45. Info: dayofmindfulness@gmail.com.
 
Relax with your partner, friend, parent or child at Tranquil Time for Two, 1pm to 3:30pm, Saturday, April 2. Combine paired participants with two healing modalities and two powerhouse healers for twice the fun! Robin Bell leads Partner Yoga, followed by Partner Massage facilitated by Tonya Parker. Info: rbyoga@ymail.com or 301-213-4813.
 
Be inspired by a modern approach to Transcendentalist philosophy. How to Live Deliberately: The Wonder of Transcendentalism is set for 10am to 4pm, Sunday, April 17. Dr. Jennifer Carol Cook brings more than 15 years of experience teaching transcendentalism to inspire participants to greater self-reliance and self-trust, to share strategies to live deliberately and authentically, to establish a deeper connection with nature and a more significant sense of purpose and meaning. Cost: $55 by April 1. Info: www.thewonderoftheworld.org.
 
Caregivers and those recovering from grief are invited to explore renewal of their joyful, creative spirits at Self Care for the Caregiver: Recovering through Creativity, 11am to 4:30pm, Saturday, April 16. Instructors Carol Cober and Bonny Lundy guide participants with art, collage and gentle yoga to relaxing creative and body-mind practices. Cost: $95. Info: 240-418-5603 or ccober4@gmail.com.
 
Want to release yourself from the ties that keep you from expressing yourself through writing? Dreams of Writing is a two-day workshop 10am to 6pm, May 28 and 29 led by Suzi Tucker, author of Gather Enough Fireflies and a behavioral sciences editor. Poets, essayists, prosaists and aspiring writers are invited to explore the significance of committing thoughts, observations, memories and images to written form through practical strategies and writing exercises. Cost: $375 by May 1. Info: www.circlefolks.com or 202-255-8602.
 
Don't just live, thrive! Summer Solstice is a one-day wellness retreat, 9am to 4:30pm, Saturday, June 18. Participants are guided in ways to step away from everyday routines to gain perspective for themselves. Let go of life's constricting patterns through yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, chanting and healthy eating, and embrace peace and contentment. With more than 20 years of meditation practice, instructor Kelly Fisher teaches a grounded form of yoga that is challenging and calming. Co-instructor Ingrid Benecke is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and experienced vegan chef. Cost $120 by May 8. Info: www.wildfloweryoga.com/schedule/events.