January Wellness Events to Inspire Your Best Year Yet

Our calendar of health-focused workshops and detox dinners will help you keep those resolutions fresh, fun, and on track.

By Allison Jones January 14, 2015

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Fancy Plants Finnriver Cider Dinner at The Kitchen at Middleground Farms

What: A delicious four-course, plant-based, gluten-free meal made and paired with Finnriver ciders. The event will be hosted by natural foods chef Lauren Chandler of Lauren Chandler Cooks on the picturesque hobby farm just south of Portland, and will feature dishes like Forest Ginger cider and parsnip soup, radicchio, pear, and caviar lentil salad with Sparkling Pear Cider dressing, and lemon pudding cake with Black Currant cider compote.
When: Saturday, January 24 at 6:30 pm
Where: The Kitchen at Middleground Farms 4651 SW Homesteader Rd in Wilsonville
How much: $85 per person for four courses and cider pairings. Tickets available here.

Brunch with Benefits- fundraiser for The Curriculum of Cuisine

What: Help bring cooking into classrooms and give high school students a little taste of a culinary career at a fundraiser meal for The Curriculum of Cuisine prepared by some of Portland’s premier chefs. Hosted by the The Oregon Culinary Institute and Portland Culinary Alliance, this brunch served family style features names like Alissa Frice of Frice Pastry, Bent Brick’s Scott Dolich, and Anh Luu from Tapalaya. When: Sunday January, 25 10:30am-12:30pm
Where:  The Oregon Culinary Institute, 1701 Southwest Jefferson Street
How much: $35 for four-course gourmet brunch and one drink with ticket. Reserve your spot here.

Unforgettable Secrets & Savvy Cures, a Chinese New Year Celebration

What: Feng Shui expert Bette Steflik’s third annual evening of Feng Shui secrets, chocolate, and savvy cures. She’ll explain how you can make the best of the Wood Ram year with a rainbow of power enhancements to ease out of stress, relax into happiness, live soulfully, and rejuvenate your energy with meditation. Attendees will receive a special gift bag containing Honey Mama’s new fudge creation with lavender and rose petals, Essance Revitalizing Face Serum plus lip balm, crystal jewelry from Exquisite Crystals, and a coupon for a discount on your first Feng Shui consultation.
When: Thursday, January 29 from 6-8 pm
Where: Kiva Tea Bar & Spa, 1533 NW 24th
How much: $20. Bring nine red envelopes. Pre-Register is required, make checks payable to Bette Steflik (in the amount of $20) and mail to 2826 NE 61st Avenue, Portland, OR 97213. Registration ends Monday, January 26. For more info call Bette at 503-232-2543 or email [email protected].

Poplar Buds and Red Cedar: An Arctos School Hike

What: You may think since it is winter you can't spend time with the plants. On this short hike, Gradey Proctor of the Arctos School will dismiss that myth as the group learns to identify trees and shrubs by their twigs. Tag along and discuss botany, medicinal uses, and winter wildcrafting—and come dressed for the weather!
When: Saturday, January 31, 10 am-1 pm 
Where: Meet at People’s Food Co-op (3029 SE 21st Ave.) to carpool
How much: $25, Registration required. To register, email [email protected].

T’ai Chi Chuan at the Wellspring School

What: Explore the Taoist form of exercise and active meditation with Michael Guida BPS, LMT in these bi-weekly classes for all levels. Learn how to increase strength and stamina, correct physical posture and alignment, and discover exercises in breathing, sensitivity, concentration, and meditation.
When: Every Monday from 5:30-6:30 pm and every Saturday from 8-9:30 am
Where: The Wellspring School for Healing Arts, 2440 NE MLK Jr Blvd Suite 202
How much: $12 to drop into any individual class or purchase a 10 Class Wellspring Movement Pass for $100, which can be used for any Wellspring School movement or meditation classes. Reserve your spot here.

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