16 Ways to Achieve Wellness Balance This Week in the Lehigh Valley (2/26-3/4)

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BY NINA ELIAS

I can't believe we're already talking about MARCH events! This is the time of year I'm usually at my worst—emotionally, physically, and nutritionally. Just being honest here, guys. But with my wedding on the horizon, I'm determined to tap into the following resources and find some much needed BALANCE. Check out what's going on:

MONDAY

Open House & Free Beginner’s Yoga Class @ The Yoga Loft (7:30pm-9pm | Free)
Join well-loved Yoga Loft teachers for a fun Open House event as they co-teach a one-hour beginner's yoga class that will include movement, breath, and deep relaxation. BONUS: Snacks served after class! Sign up here.

Salad Party @ Body Elite (6:30pm-8pm | Free)
How’s your meal prep going? Here’s hoping I’m not the only one whose resolve is weakening! Thankfully, Body Elite in Allentown is partnering with CSA Wild Fox Farm to bring you five prep-ready salads you can make in mason jars. Bring 5 jars and an item or two from their list—and a friend!

TUESDAY

Steel Fitness Wellness Series Part 2 (7:30pm - 9:00pm | Free)
Part two of this series is all about Fitness, Nutrition, and Hormone Balancing for Women—something I’ve coincidentally been focusing on, recently. Dr. Albert Peters will discuss it all, including how to slow and reverse the effects of aging through diet, nutritional supplements and exercise. Check this one out!

Weekly Meditation and Mindfulness (7pm-8pm | $14 drop in)
Between wedding planning, managing health conditions, a demanding career, and keeping it all together, I could really use some balance. Here’s a mid-week opportunity to find some harmony and inner peace.

WEDNESDAY

Free Bacon Happy Hour @Two Rivers Brewing Company (4pm - 7pm)
If wellness is a balance, consider this your taste of the other side. You’re welcome!

Connections—Postpartum Support Group (7pm - 8pm | Free)
Connections Group is a free support group for those moms struggling with all the emotional changes that come with having a newborn. Led by a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor, this group was formed to help moms cope with the ever changing emotions of new motherhood, while also helping moms to find their "tribe" as they raise their families. Because EVERYONE deserves a tribe!

Nutrition Uniquely for You (6pm - 8pm | $20)
Learn the "One You" approach to nutrition that guides you to the link between your body and your mind without judgement or rules. Just $20?! Okay!

THURSDAY

Walk in Her Shoes (5pm-8pm | Free)
Check out this free, 30 minute activity that puts participants in various scenarios that a victim of trafficking could experience. Participants will read a scenario and learn how to make tough choices as they navigate through the shoes of a trafficked victim.

Grynd Talks at Hot Plate Soul Kitchen (7pm - 9pm | Free)
Thursday Night Grynd Talk Series features local speakers, brand managers, businesses, community leaders, entrepreneurs and experts in their field.

FRIDAY

Gallows Hill Spirit Co Grand Opening (2pm - 11pm | Free)
There’s a new distillery in town! We say, the more the merrier :) Head on over the Gallows Hill’s new spot in Allentown for their 3pm ribbon ceremony and snack on some Vince’s Cheesesteaks while you give their hand-crafted cocktails a try.

First Friday SouthSide (all day | free)
First Friday is a monthly celebration of SouthSide Bethlehem art galleries, organizations, restaurants and eateries. Deals on meals, specials on drinks, music throughout the streets, and art shows and spaces open for exploration!

SATURDAY

Garden Store Open House, Rodale Institute (10am - 4pm | Free)
Browse organic seed catalogs and place custom orders; plan your dream garden with help from one of Rodale Institute’s gardening experts (from approximately 1pm to 2pm); taste test new organic foods; and peruse brand-new spring inventory items!

Vino in the Valley at Clover Hill (11am-5pm | $35)
Get your passport and board the wine trail! Your passport grants you access to a different local, family owned winery each weekend, wine and food pairings, and a wine tasting. This week: Clover Hill! Click here to order your passport.

Weyerbacher Arts, Crafts and Drafts (12:30 pm | $30-35)
Let Arts, Crafts & Drafts and a great beer inspire you this Saturday. Learn how to create decorative felt flowers and a framed paper design while you sip on something wonderful from Weyerbacher. Click here to sign up!

SUNDAY

Crystal Workshop at Barre3 (11am - 12pm | Free for Members or $10)
Crystals are so, so, SO much more than beautiful rocks. Head over to Barre3’s Bethlehem location to learn about the power these stones can harbor.

Sunday Funday Brunch at the Brewery (12pm)
Bloody Mary’s, Mimosa’s, and Beermosa’s galore at Böser Geist Brewing Co. this Sunday! Fired Up Artisan Oven will be there serving up the good stuff while you sample the drinks and the fabulous atmosphere at this Silk Mill staple.

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