A 900-acre Demeter certified 650A Biodynamic farm in central Columbia County, NY

Community Wellness Expo

Here at Hawthorne Valley we have the perfect cure for Cabin Fever! Join us for our Community Wellness Expo, on March 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. If you are interested in hands-on experiences or want more information on alternative wellness choices, this is the place to be. Try yoga, spatial dynamics, acupuncture, tai chi, zumba or talk with a life coach or stress management expert, learn about micronutrients and lacto fermented foods, and much more!* Local wellness experts will be sharing their knowledge and talents with all who participate. You will have the opportunity to try these activities, so be sure to wear workout clothes! Whether you are interested in wellness alternatives for exercise, eating, or living, there is something for everyone.

All net proceeds will benefit the Agape Place Based Learning Fund in support of programs for children at the Hawthorne Valley Place Based Learning Center. Our programs are designed to bring children closer to nature, each other, and themselves. Through hands-on, experiential learning, our programs are designed to give children the knowledge they need to make healthy food choices and provide them with the tools to develop their skills and to build healthy communities. We seek to serve all our surrounding communities and accept all children, regardless of their ability to pay. This Fund helps us fulfill that goal. Visit our website for more information.

Vendors who will be at the Expo include:

Hawthorne Valley Farm
BC Nutrition, Betsy Cashen, RD

Betsy Cashen is a Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian who provides nutrition education and counseling, cooking demonstrations, and shopping and foraging tours for people of all ages.

Betsy seeks to integrate the best of modern science with the wisdom of traditional foodways, and she is co-leader of the Columbia County chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation which promotes a diet of nutrient-dense foods, and honors the insight and food practices of traditional cultures.

Betsy is also a distributor for moringa-rich nutritionals from Zija International. Come by for a sample, and learn about this amazing botanical.

The Beet

Cold-pressed juices–certified organic, made in Hudson Valley. Have a 6-day GI cleansing or just enjoy a juice to get daily vitamins.

Harlemville Tai Kwon Do

Martial arts training taught by certified black belts.

Tai Chi/Qigong/Trager with David Haines

David Haines is a practitioner and teacher of Tai Chi/Qigong as well as a practitioner of the Trager Approach. He is the author of the best selling DVD “Twenty Minute Body/Mind Routine” and is on the staff of Omega Institute. He will be giving a sample class of his innovative approach to moving with profound ease that is accessible to all levels of fitness. He will also be available to give short samples at his booth.

Elliott Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

Andrea Elliott is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese speaker and certified Chinese herbalist. She has pursued the study of Chinese medicine from Seattle to Sichuan and currently practices in Hudson, NY. Elliott Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine offers acupuncture, cupping, gua sha and Chinese Herbal formulas in the treatment of a wide variety of ailments and conditions.

Danica Wolkiser, LMT, NCTMB

Danica, a Waldorf graduate and eurythmist, has also been a licensed massage therapist since 1990, practicing various styles of massage including Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, acupressure, reflexology, and reiki, and combinations of them. She is owner of Morning Star Healing and Massage, a private practice, with offices in Chatham and Philmont, and she offers home visits and chair massages too. She will offer samples of relaxing and therapeutic chair massage at her booth and will also be available to answer your questions.

Christiana Wall, MSW, PLC, Relationship Coach, NYS Certified Mediator

Christiana is a Psychosynthesis Life Coach, specializing in relationship coaching and is a psychosynthesis counselor dedicated to helping individuals, couples, groups, and organizations live and work in alignment with what brings them meaning, purpose, value, and joy. It is through a compassionate exploration of what an individual’s personally held barriers to joy are that positive change can take hold.

Freedom Chiropractic

Dr. Teshna has been practicing Chiropractic for nearly 3 decades! She offers a wide range of services and techniques to help people on their healing journey. She addresses the structural, emotional, chemical and homeopathic aspects of the healing process according to the individual needs of her patients. She is the author of the book “Fit for Love”, where she explains the dynamic of relationships and how we get programmed from conception until about 10 y/o about what love is. She then shows us how to change unwanted beliefs about love to improve our relationships.

Services: Gentle Chiropractic adjustments utilizing an instrument that feels like a light thumping massage, Neuro Emotional Technique, Total Body Modification, Quantum Neurology, Applied Kinesiology(muscle testing), Cranial adjusting,TMJ work, Brimhall Technique.

She uses organic NON-GMO supplements, homeopathic remedies and spagirically prepared herbal tinctures as needed for a variety of conditions.

Lisa Ravetto, LMT

Lisa Ravetto is a licensed massage therapist practicing Zero Balancing, Trager, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage and Reflexology. In addition to her private practice in Claverack, she has been on staff at Omega Insitute Wellness Center for the past 12 years. Lisa will be offering short samples of Zero Balancing. Zero Balancing is a hands-on body/mind therapy which integrates energy movement with structural organization, amplifying a person’s experience of health and vitality on all levels.

Peaceful Solutions Coaching, LLC

Health and Life Coach specializing in raising self-esteem and building self-confidence through one on one coaching and goal setting.

HANDLE of New England

HANDLE is a unique, gentle, non-drug movement therapy for children and adults with a wide array of neurological challenges that impair memory, learning, movement, emotions and behavior. HANDLE was developed by Judith Bluestone, who herself overcame neurological and physiological challenges and became an award winning therapist.

Elizabeth Frishkoff, MSW, Certified HANDLE Instructor and Waldorf graduate, has been working with the HANDLE approach for 16 years in clinical, school and home-based settings. She consults throughout New England. Her private practice is based in Great Barrington, MA, where she serves clients with a wide range of life and learning challenges. Visit the booth to learn more about this unique approach and discover the significant role that balance plays in life and learning.

Hudson Wellness Collective

Good Fight Herb Co, locally and organically-grown medicinal herbs and products. Caroline Ruderman is a reiki master teacher working in the Japanese art of energy medicine and teaching self-care and healing in our world. Hudson Wellness Collective is a group of independent practitioners fostering empowerment and accessibility in community and environment.

Birth Columbia

Birth Columbia is a network of birth professionals and wellness practitioners focused on fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and early childhood. Services include doula support, childbirth classes, lactation counseling, yoga, massage, spacial dynamics®, photography, placenta encapsulation, nutrition counseling, and support groups and workshops.

Kerry Jehanne

Kerry is a practitioner of transformational healing modalities.She is certified in Emotional Freedom Techniques, HeartMath and Transformational Breath. Kerry specializes in recovery from trauma, sexual abuse, addictions, and limiting beliefs.

In the Spaces Between

Connie is a registered movement therapist in the discipline of Spacial Dynamics. She is particularly interested in how we use the spaces around us to bring about support for and well-being in our bodies, while being comfortably connected to the world. Spacial Dynamics bodyZone mini-sessions are 10 to 20 minutes. You pick a bodyZone (i.e. head, neck & shoulders, or hand & wrist, etc). Connie uses hands-on techniques that invite you to change old movement habits. Your body experiences more ease and vitality.

NePentha – Maria DeMarco

Maria holds a B.S. in education and psychology, shaman, matrix energetics, reiki master, and many certifications/trainings in healing arts and created programs for sustainable self-awareness. Maria offers shamanic healing facilitation, holistic marriage/relationship, family, business communications, team building, lifestyle trainer, and spiritual awakening guidance.

Kalia Skincare and Bodywork

Owner Crystal Walker is a licensed aesthetician and massage therapist. Her passion is helping others feel and look their personal best. Crystal offers a variety of services including massage, facials, ayurvedic bodywork, reflexology, infrared therapy, and ionic foot baths.

Stress Techniques

Stress management consultant and hypnotist offering sessions that help bring healing and balance into life. Stress management, hypnosis, weight control, test anxiety, smoke cessation, tinnitus rebehavioring, and more.

Incao Acupuncture

Certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, specializing in cupping and electro-acupuncture for pain, sports injuries and muscle spasms. Affordable walk-in community clinic on Wednesdays 3 to 7 pm at 302 Warren St, Hudson, NY. Treating a wide range of issues including headaches, allergies, digestive disorders, repetitive motion injuries, and more.

Zumba with Veronica Domingo

Zumba is the original dance-fitness party. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. It is a great way to party yourself into shape, increase energy levels and have fun. Forget the workout, lose yourself in the music and join the party!

Jamie Coulter

Capoeira Angola is the African-Brazilian dance/fight/game set to percussive music and call-and-response songs in Portuguese.

Jamie has been teaching capoeira since 1997. He is a student of legendary Mestre Joao Grande. He is also a Waldorf teacher and has a Master’s degree in education.

Five Elements Acupuncture with Margaret Hallisey

According to Taoist tradition, we are born with a blueprint, stored in our essences, for what we may become. This is a map of our destiny. Often we stray from our true nature, and this can cause disturbances in our physical, mental or emotional lives. This system of medicine offers the possibility of returning to our path. As we uncover our true nature and live the life we were born to live, there comes a radiance, called Shen Ming. Each of us has a unique potential for this radiance to shine.

Five Element Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine that treats each person individually, according to their unique nature. It is powerful as preventative medicine, as well as bringing someone suffering from ailments back to their potential for health.


Krishna Kumari Culver is an IACT certified and National Board Certified Colon Hydrotherapist. She practices reiki and helps clients relax so that the can let go. A colonic is a cleanse of the colon. It has benefits solo or can be combined with a cleanse.

Moon Goddess Herbals

Enhance your well-being with Organic and Wild Crafted, 100% Natural, Botanical skin care products and goat milk soaps. We are honored to share with you the healing gift of plants, bringing you a deeper connection with the Green Nation and our Mother Earth. Our skin care products and goat milk soaps have been carefully crafted to enrich your health and vitality and are healing for the skin and nourishing for the body and spirit.

Chinese Face Reading with Nina Kelly

Nina Kelly graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in French Language and Pre-Med, after which she attended the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture in Florida and the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Royal Leamington Spa, UK. She has been practicing Five Element Acupuncture since 1995.

Chinese Face Reading is an ancient branch of Chinese Medicine, rooted in the Five Element teachings. It is a science of patterns and their meanings, providing insight into our life experiences as well as our personality traits. It can provide a map of our whole life journey and even help us realize who we came here to be.

When: Sat, Mar 8 @ 10 am to 2 pm
Cost: $5
Where: Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School
330 Cty Rte 21C, Ghent, NY 12075
Contact: contact info@hawthornevalleyassociation.org for more information
Directions: Open Google Map