Holistic therapy opens doorways to learning about the ways in which different parts of our selves and our relationships with others are connected. It is inclusive and involves the physical, mental, spiritual, communal/social aspects of human beings. Addressing all the parts of the self, holistic therapy supports and empowers.
At the Village Center for Holistic Therapy, our staff will help you make a plan to gradually strengthen your breath, body, relationships, and mind. Together we will develop a simple and direct philosophy of mind that truly belongs to you.
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Special Workshop!: Food as Medicine
March 21, 11am—2pm
Instructor: Bhavna Mehta
Cost: $30. Please register in advance with any therapist at the center. Or make a check payable to Village Center for Holistic Therapy and mail to: Victor Barbetti, 68 Wabash St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220
This workshop is a hands-on experience! You’ll use all five of your senses in the process of learning about medicinal qualities of super foods, spices, seeds, and herbs. We’ll cook five different recipes together and enjoy a communal meal at the end of the workshop. You’ll bring home with you tips and recipes to continue cooking delicious food that is also good medicine.
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Sundays, 10-11 am
$5 drop in
Instructor: Kristina Lampasi
PiYo is a dynamic combination of yoga and Pilates. It’s a low-impact but high-intensity workout that builds muscle strength and cardiovascular stamina while paying attention to flexibility, mindfulness, and the rhythm of your breath. Expect to move: you’ll breathe, sweat, and find deep relaxation at the end of the class. Join us for a fun and challenging class!
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Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm
Instructor: Victor Barbetti, PhD
Many studies show that meditation can relieve stress and encourage mental clarity. Meditation isn't about escape, though; it allows us to see our thoughts and habits more clearly without attaching the burden of judgment to them. A regular practice of meditation may thus help develop compassion, love and patience for our selves and others. This guided class will address ways to prepare your body for sitting. We’ll also work on developing concentration and an even and smooth breath. Other techniques that may be used in class include visualization, sound therapy, and deep relaxation.