9 Feel-Good Things To Do This Week In The Lehigh Valley (1/8 - 1/14)


By Stephanie Eckelkamp

Chances are you're feeling pretty damn drained from these ridiculously low temperatures. Not to mention the post-holiday let down. So we've rounded up some feel-good events that are sure to warm the spirits, help you re-balance, and deliver a much needed mood boost.  


Empowering Women Series at The Loving Piece (7pm/ $75 for 4 classes, $25 drop-in, cash or check only)
Women have gathered together for thousands of years to share their story, pass down wisdom, dissolve the walls of separation, and harness the power of the collective. Join like-minded women as Colleen Kelly (an energy healer, holistic health coach, and women-circle facilitator)  creates a space that allows you to tap into the supportive power of community while you explore and celebrate your feminine essence, expand your idea of self-love, step into your full potential, and create the life you truly desire. Bring a journal and a bottle of water. More info here.  


“Home Sweet Home” Wood Pallet Painting at Bottle & Bottega (6-9pm/ $40)
Go against the grain of boring night in! Grab a couple pals and head to Bottle & Bottega in Easton for a fun night of painting (even better, slightly buzzed painting if you choose to BYOB). You’ll get a 16x12 wood pallet, painting supplies, and some expert art instruction to create a rustic piece of home decor you can be proud of. Register here


Fit4Mom Coffee Talk at Whole Foods (9:30-10:30am/ Free)
Get your morning dose of caffeine and join other moms in your community as you learn about the brand new Lehigh Valley chapter of Fit4Mom, the nations #1 provider of pre+postnatal fitness programs like Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, and FIT4Baby. More info here.  


Poetry & Pizza at Book & Puppet Co. (7pm/ $5)
Embrace your creative and artsy side for once! Hit up Book & Puppet Co. in Easton for a night of poetry and pizza. Come to read, or just to listen. Songwriters are welcome, too. Featured poets are scheduled in advance, but open sign-up starts at 6:45...if you’re feeling brave. Ages 16 and up. More info here


Kickoff of Easton Farmers’ Market Winter Market (10-12pm)
Yaaas! Hit up Easton’s Winter Market beginning this Saturday January 13, 2018 and continuing through April on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Find fresh produce; pastured beef, pork and chickens; locally roasted coffee; fresh baked goods; kombucha; artisan cheese; local honey; and specialty products. More info here

Argentine Tango Lessons for Beginners (10am-1:30pm/ $25-$35)
If you’ve vowed to step out of your comfort zone this year, consider this 3-hour tango workshop at The Baum School of Art in Allentown. No partner required! Total beginners will build a foundation of Argentine tango basics that will immediately give them a head start on the dance floor. Call or text Svetlana Howells at 484-553-6889 to register. More info here


Nourish: Sacred Circle for Women at The Yoga Loft (2-4pm/ $20)
Join yoga instructors Melanie and Deanna for deep discussion, introspective journaling, powerful intention setting for the new year, and a deeply nourishing practice of restoratives and yoga nidra. Register here

Yoga at the Brewery, Lost Tavern (10:30am/ $20)
Trade your Sunday brunch plans for an hour-long yoga class at Lost Tavern Brewing, including a pint of your choice and a 30 minute window after the class to relax and enjoy the taproom prior to the doors opening for business at noon. More info here

Rest & Restore Workshop at AntiGravity Yoga (3-4pm) 
After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season give yourself some time to rest and comeback to center. Incorporating supported poses with the use of props in a soothing environment. Incorporating elements of aromatherapy, inspirational readings and soothing music. A wonderful way to enter the new year and regain your perspective. Register here.