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The Language of Healing

image001 (165 x 67)by Constance Del Nero, Member of the Board of Directors of Evergreen, A Center for Balanced Living and ArtReach Coordinator of the Academy Art Museum

Find Peace and Wellness at Evergreen, A Center for Balanced Living

Hard to find…easy to love! Easton is well-known as a magnet for art, culture, fine restaurants and boutiques, but not so far from the main drag is a unique wellness center that offers peace and quiet and is well worth a visit!

You probably won’t find yourself happening on the Evergreen Center for Balanced Living by chance when you’re out for a stroll…it’s too secluded for that, but at only five minutes from the downtown and seconds from Rt 322 (known among locals as the “bypass”), it’s easily accessible to all. Drive down Port Street headed away from town, and you’ll find the Evergreen sign on your left. Snake along the driveway till you see a small building nestled among the trees. That building is the heart of Evergreen. Park in front or to the side–parking areas are grouped into small clusters and surrounded by trees to be as unobtrusive as possible. Listen to the birds and the squirrels, watch the sunlight filter through the leaves and sparkle on the water beyond. Leave your stress behind; you have arrived at Evergreen!

Evergreen’s main building features a large central room with a skylight and generous windows that afford a view of the waterfront. This is the classroom for yoga and other group exercise classes as well as a variety of special workshops. To either side of the main room are small private offices for acupuncture, massage and other kinds of therapy. The building also features a lending library of books focused on physical, mental and spiritual health. The wooded area behind Evergreen offers picnic tables for a peaceful meal and a small labyrinth for quiet contemplation. Evergreen is a place where members come to learn, grow, and “be.” As Linda Evans, Evergreen’s new Executive Director, puts it: “There is an intuitive language used at Evergreen, which is a language of healing for body, mind, and spirit.” Health professionals are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of stress reduction. Signing up for a class at Evergreen might be just the ticket to peace you were looking for.

For information on membership, classes and workshops, visit www.evergreencove.org‎ or call 410.819.3395.

Stress Reducing Programs for Veterans

Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living (Formerly Evergreen Cove) is pleased to announce two fall programs exclusively for military veterans and active duty personnel. As a way of thanking those who have volunteered and sacrificed for our country, Evergreen will be offering Yoga for Military Veterans, led by Carolyn Brennan, RN, RYT, Operation Desert Storm veteran and former U.S. Army nurse; and Mindfulness Meditation for Military Veterans, led by Bob Hyman, experienced meditator and Vietnam –era veteran.

Modern science has begun to validate both yoga and meditation’s healing effects. Increasingly, innovative programs and services such as these are being made available to military veterans to help them cope with the stress associated with reintegrating into their communities, as well as with combat-related anxiety and PTSD. However, most of these programs are located in major metropolitan areas or areas with a strong military presence. As a result, rural military veterans have less access to these types of services and resources. Evergreen’s Military Veterans Project seeks to address the needs of our local heroes.

Yoga for Military Veterans is a series of six classes on Monday afternoons from 9/17-10/29 (no class on 10/8) from 12:00-1:15 PM. Carolyn Brennan will help participants explore simple movement and breathing practices that aid in healing the body, focusing the mind and reducing stress. The practice of yoga actually creates mental and physical change, helping soldiers deal with challenges before, during and after deployment. Learning yoga can help with chronic pain, fatigue, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. In conjunction with conventional psychotherapy, yoga can help those dealing with the aftereffects of exposure to combat and trauma. No previous yoga experience is required for this course. There is a $25 fee to participate that is fully refundable upon completion of the program.

Mindfulness Meditation for Military Veterans is a series of five classes on Tuesdays evenings from 9/18-10/16 from 6-7:30 PM. Bob Hyman will help participants learn how to find balance in the midst of change and challenge. Everyone has stress in their lives. Mindfulness meditation provides techniques that effectively help participants deal with difficult past events (even PTSD) and everyday upsets as they occur. This class teaches breath and body-based practices that help to bring balance, resilience and presence to life. To reap the full benefit of this class, participants are asked to complete weekly “homework” assignments by practicing various short mindfulness exercises on a daily basis. There is a $25 fee to participate that is fully refundable upon completion of the program.

All active duty military and military veterans are welcome to participate in either program, regardless of age or physical ability. For more information, or to register, call Evergreen at (410) 819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.

Evergreen Center for Balanced Living is an Easton-based 501(C)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for growth and wellness by offering innovative programs, services and resources to the Mid-Shore community. In addition to its regular schedule of classes and workshops, Evergreen has offered special programs, such as a day-long retreat for breast cancer survivors, yoga classes for people with autoimmune disorders and other physical challenges, and weight loss and smoking-cessation programs. Ongoing programs address stress, pain, osteoporosis, injury recovery, and depression.

Evergreen Cove Announces “Play Local” Benefit Raffle

Tickets are on sale now for Evergreen Cove’s “Play Local” benefit raffle. Proceeds from this raffle support Evergreen Cove’s programs and services, including the non-profit learning center’s new Veterans Project designed to support our local heroes.

In addition to its regular schedule of classes and workshops, Evergreen Cove has offered special programs, such as a day-long retreat for breast cancer survivors, yoga classes for people with autoimmune disorders and other physical challenges, and weight loss and smoking cessation programs. Ongoing programs address stress, pain, osteoporosis, injury recovery, and depression. The upcoming Veterans Project is designed to assist veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Evergreen Cove will be offering yoga classes and mindfulness for stress reduction beginning this fall and intends for these to be the first in a series of programs designed especially for Veterans.

The raffle’s grand prize is a “Play Local” weekend at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, including accommodations for two nights, one round of golf with golf cart, plus a $500 gift certificate to spend at the resort for dining, pampering, or other pleasures. The first prize is “Spend Local”–$1,000 in cash.

Two second prize winners will enjoy “Savor Local” packages: a Bartlett Pear Foodies’ Delight Package which includes a two-night stay in a beautiful suite, a handcrafted cocktail upon check-in, chef-prepared breakfasts daily, a tour of the kitchen and culinary operations, and a seven course dinner menu especially created for the prize winner and one guest by the chef. This prize also includes a $50 gift certificate to the Avalon Theater.

The second “Savor Local” package includes dinner for two at the Robert Morris Inn, a $100 gift certificate to Out of the Fire, dinner for four at Scossa, and two passes to NightCat good for any and all shows for six full months.

“Relax Local Wellness” packages will go to three lucky third prize winners. Each “Relax Local Wellness” package includes gifts certificates for massage, yoga, Reiki, and either acupuncture, hypnotherapy or osteopathy, all courtesy of Evergreen Cove Wellness Center practitioners and affiliated practitioners.

Best of all, every raffle ticket purchaser is a winner because each raffle ticket comes with a “Dine Local” coupon that entitles the bearer to 20% off the entire meal ticket, including beverages, at any one of these fine participating local restaurants: Ava’s in St. Michaels, Pope’s Tavern in Oxford, The Hunter’s Tavern at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, and the Washington Street Pub in Easton. The coupon is good for parties as large as four, can be used Sundays through Thursdays and expires on December 31, 2012. The raffle ticket price is $50 with just 400 tickets to be sold. The drawing will be held on August 4th and winners do not have to be present for the drawing.

Tickets can be purchased at Garden Treasures, located at 29350 Matthewstown Road; Green General Store located at 31 N. Harrison Street; Red Hen Coffee House located at 1 Goldsborough Street; and Evergreen Cove located at 770 Port Street, or online at www.evergreencove.org.

In photo: (from left) Andi Tassencourt, Deborah Pulzone, Sheila Wainwright and Michael Boldosser are ready to sell tickets for Evergreen Cove’s Play Local benefit raffle. Tickets can be purchased at Evergreen Cove, Green General Store (pictured), Red Hen Coffee House and Garden Treasures.

Evergreen Cove to Hold Treasure Sale on May 7th

The public is invited to Evergreen Cove’s Treasure Sale on May 7, 2011 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This community yard sale will include gently used furniture, lawn and garden tools and supplies, art objects, art and craft supplies and equipment, housewares, books, DVDs and other items donated by Evergreen Cove’s members and friends. Proceed of the sale will benefit the non-profit learning center. The event will also include a bake sale a small silent auction table, but will not include clothing.

The sale will take place at Evergreen Cove’s Easton campus, located next to the Londonderry Retirement Community just off the Easton by-pass on Port Street. For more information, call Evergreen Cove at 410-819-3395.

The mission of Evergreen Cove is to be a catalyst for growth and wellness by offering innovative programs, services and resources. The center is located on the Tred Avon waterfront next to Londonderry Retirement Community just off the Easton by-pass. For more information, call 410-819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.

Used Bike Collection to Aid Developing Countries

Bikes for the World will team up with Evergreen Cove Learning Center to hold a one-day collection of used bicycles at 770 Port St, Easton on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 1 pm-4 pm. The donated bikes will be reconditioned and distributed overseas, where they will improve the lives of impoverished people by helping them get to work, school and health clinics.

“Donating a used bicycle can have a profound impact,” said Keith Oberg, Director of Bikes for the World. “In the United States, most Americans view their bikes as recreational. In developing countries and rural areas, bikes mean mobility, and that is a powerful gift.”

The mid-Atlantic organization of Bikes for the World has become the largest program of its type in the U.S. Collections have been held from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, to collect, prep, and ship thousands of bikes annually. Bikes for the World has developed a reputation for shipping high-quality used bicycles to reputable non-profit partners in Africa and the Caribbean Basin.

These non-profit partners train and employ local workers to recondition the bikes. Some of these organizations sell donated bikes at modest prices, to support their employment, training, and other community service activities. Others donate bikes to people in exchange for volunteer work or to qualifying students who live at a distance from school. Beneficiaries include low-income farmers, small-business people, and students, as well as community health, literacy, and agricultural extension workers.

For further information contact Anna Harding at 410-822-6452.

About Bikes for the World Bikes for the World is a nonprofit organization that rescues thousands of unwanted bicycles at community events throughout the lower mid-Atlantic region. The bikes are shipped to underprivileged communities overseas where they can transform lives by facilitating transportation to work, school, and health services. Bikes for the World is a sponsored project of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. For more information, visit www.bikesfortheworld.org or call 703.740.7856.

Call to Artists for Handmade from the Heart

Artists who live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore or have taken part in past Handmade from the Heart shows are invited to apply to Evergreen Cove’s 11th annual gift and art sale, to be held on December 2 and 3, 2011 at The Historical Society of Talbot County Auditorium.

The application form will be available at www.evergreencove.org or by request at 410-819-3395. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 15, 2011.

Handmade from the Heart combines fundraising with a celebration of local artists, including popular past artists and highlighting new artists. The show features handmade items such as jewelry, pottery or ceramics, textiles, stained glass, woodwork, works on paper, metals, and mixed media.

Evergreen Cove is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993, and is the first holistic learning center on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Located in Easton on Easton Point at 770 Port Street, it offers innovative programs, services, and resources for personal growth and wellness.

The mission of Evergreen Cove is to be a catalyst for growth and wellness by offering innovative programs, services and resources. The center is located on the Tred Avon waterfront next to Londonderry Retirement Community just off the Easton by-pass. For more information, call 410-819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.

Nationally Known Yoga Instructor Suzie Hurley to Offer Workshop at Evergreen Cove

Nationally known yoga instructor Suzie Hurley will offer a three hour workshop at Evergreen Cove on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. “Anusara: the Joy of Life” will explore Anusara, one of the most spiritually inspiring, therapeutically effective and physically transformative styles of yoga. Hurley will teach Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment, a set of precise, safe and effective instructions that help ease chronic pain and stress while increasing strength and flexibility in a joyful, celebratory atmosphere.

Hurley is the director of the Willow Street Yoga Center in Takoma Park, Maryland, serving nearly 2000 students. She has practiced yoga since 1977, and taught since 1981. A certified Anusara Yoga teacher since 1999, Suzie studied extensively with John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga, and was one of the first certified Anusara teachers. A certified Phoenix Rising Yoga therapist, she holds an advanced 500-hour Kripalu Yoga teaching certificate as well as an E-500 RYT hour certificate from Yoga Alliance. Her 32 years of yoga practice also include 16 years of Iyengar study. Hurley guest teaches Anusara Yoga Teacher Trainings and Workshops nationwide and leads annual Yoga vacations and retreats in beautiful natural settings outside the US.

Advance registration tuition for the workshop is $50 and must be completed by Wednesday, March 16, 2011. For more information, including financial aid options, or to register, call Evergreen Cove at (410) 819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.

The mission of Evergreen Cove is to be a catalyst for growth and wellness by offering innovative programs, services and resources. The center is located on the Tred Avon waterfront next to Londonderry Retirement Community just off the Easton by-pass. For more information, call 410-819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.

Special Mental Health Association Program Guest Speaker

Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD
Gifted Author, Professor
And Co-Director of Johns Hopkins
Mood Disorders Center
“Grief and Depression –Personal and Professional Perspectives”

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
7:00pm
Avalon Theatre

For Ticket Information, please visit our website www.mhamdes.org or call 410-822-0444.

$20.00 advance purchase by November 24
$30.00 after November 24

Patron Reception- $100.00
Book signing with complimentary book provided.
Hors d’oeuvres and Priority seating for 7pm talk.
Scossa Restaurant, 5:00 – 6:30pm

Proceeds to benefit MHATC educational programs

This program presented in co-operation with Evergreen Cove Holistic Learning Center

Jewelry Making Workshop

Evergreen Cove will offer a day-long jewelry making workshop with teaching artist Sue Stockman on Saturday, October 2 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The class will explore the basics of jewelry making by using silver and copper wire, beads, personal mementos and other found objects to create earrings, pins, bracelets and necklaces. The techniques taught can easily be done at home with a minimal investment in tools and material. Tuition for “Wire Jewelry with Sue Stockman” is $120 and includes enough materials to create a pair of earrings or a pendant. Additional materials will be available for sale and participants are encouraged to bring their own. Financial aid and sliding scale tuition options are available for this program. For more information or to register, call (410) 819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.

The mission of Evergreen Cove is to be a catalyst for growth and wellness by offering innovative programs, services and resources. The center is located on the Tred Avon waterfront next to Londonderry Retirement Community just off the Easton by-pass. For more information, call 410-819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.

Julia Moore to Present The Work of Byron Katie

Certified Facilitator Julia Moore will present a weekend workshop on The Work of Byron Katie at Evergreen Cove on September 24-26, 2010. The Work is a method for identifying, questioning and releasing thoughts that cause fear and suffering. The method was developed by Byron Kate and presented in her books, “Loving What Is” and “A Thousand Names for Joy.” The Work has been featured on Oprah’s television show as well as in her Soul Series webcasts.

Moore is a Certified Facilitator of The Work and teaches it through workshops, teleclasses, and in private consultations. The weekend workshop “Loving What Is: The Work of Byron Katie” meets on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tuition is $210 and advance registration is required. For more information, including sliding scale tuition and financial aid options, or to register, call Evergreen Cove at (410) 819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.

The mission of Evergreen Cove is to be a catalyst for growth and wellness by offering innovative programs, services and resources. The center is located on the Tred Avon waterfront next to Londonderry Retirement Community just off the Easton by-pass. For more information, call 410-819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.