Cooper Middle School
12:00pm – 6:00pm
977 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101
Parking is free and plentiful within the large school parking lot. Please fill the back lot before the front lot.
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RSVP and enter the Month of FREE Yoga Raffle!
Free admission – RSVP for each person coming to the market and you will be entered to win one month of free yoga at any of the Dahn Yoga studios in DC, Maryland or Virginia!
*Market attendees only may enter the raffle. The winner’s name will be displayed at the Take Back Your Health table at the market on December 15th. Winner must present a form of identification to claim their prize.
Market and Workshop Schedule
12:00pm-6:00pm Market is open
12:00pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafts & Science Wonderland
12:15pm-12:45pm: Take Back Your Brain! Brain Wave Vibration Meditation
Laura Castagnino, Dahn Yoga
If you want to take back your health, you need to take back your brain! Come kickstart your day at the market and learn the basics of how to use your brain for health, happiness and peace. Whether you create a holiday season filled with stress or overflowing with holiday cheer will depend on how well you manage the information in your brain. In this workshop, you will come to understand more about the basic functions of your brain and experience basic stretching and breathing exercises, followed by an energizing and refreshing moving meditation called Brain Wave Vibration. This form of moving meditation is far easier to master than traditional sitting meditation! It can be done anytime, anywhere, by people of all abilities and fitness levels.
1:00pm-1:30pm Snowville Creamery
Warren Taylor, Snowville Creamery
Meet our exciting special guest, “The Dairy Evangelist”, Warren Taylor, and taste some of his delectable new yogurts with exotic flavors, Coffee Cardamon, Turmeric Mace, Lemon Ginger. Warren’s company, Snowville Creamery also has a fabulous new creme fraiche coming on the market, and he will offer tastings of that, as well. Creme Fraiche is the perfect accompaniment to many holiday foods, both savory and sweet. He has generously offered to do this tasting and conversation about cultured dairy products! You will go home with a free sample, too!
Once you fall in love with his products, you’ll be asking the Whole Foods dairy case manager in your neighborhood to stock his delicious new offerings!
1:45pm-2:15pm Gluten-Free Baking 101 Workshop
with Dr. Catherine Akbarieh, Reflective Wellness
This is the season of parties & baked goods. If you are GF, you already know why it’s important. The rest of us have to pay attention & think about it… What’s all the fuss about Gluten? Is it a fad? Learn some tips to avoid it at parties, and how to make tasty & healthy treats that your family (& your tummy) will love!
2:30pm-3:00pm Stay Healthy Naturally During the Holidays
with Sue Stewart of Terra Thrive
Using 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils , learn how to make essential oil remedies for allergies, headache, cold and flu, anxiety, stress & more, that are safer, cheaper, more effective than harmful pharmaceuticals. You can be a healer in your own home.
3:15pm-3:45pm Winter Tonics Demonstration and Tasting
with Robin Shirley, Take Back Your Health Founder
The flavors of the season – cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, sage, thyme, rosemary, mint – all have strong health benefits. Let’s use these ingredients to make delicious, holiday inspired hot teas and tonics that will build our health and strengthen our immune systems this winter. All recipes are gluten and dairy free. Tree nuts will be used.
4:00-4:45pm: Meridian Exercises for Self-Healing
Dami Kim, Dahn Yoga Regional Director
Finish off your day at the market with exercises to improve circulation and alignment and activate natural healing energy in your body. Through deep stretching, twisting, and joint rotations, these exercises stimulate the body’s energy pathways, called meridians. In this workshop, you will learn about the basic meridian channels in your body and corresponding acupressure points. This will help you to activate the energy centers, or chakras, in your body. Energy is a defining element in Dahn Yoga. You can change your life by changing your energy, because energy is the source of everything. As you learn how energy works in your body and experience the transformative power of energy, you naturally become more mindful and start applying the energy principles in your everyday life.
Kids at the Market
iSchool for the Future’s Science Wonderland Workshop
12:30pm – 4:30pm
Hands-on holiday science production where children ages 5-12 will build a Science Wonderland out of recycled and earth-friendly materials, grow crystal Christmas tree, have a a “snowball fight’ with dry ice smoke-filled bubbles and make magic instant “snow” fall over their festive landmark. Children can create Polish star ornaments and other seasonal craft.
Kreative Kids’ Craft Workshop
12:00pm – 6:00pm Crafts including bead and button ornaments, paper garland chains, gingerbread necklaces (and more!) will be in full swing at the Kreative Kids’ table! Stop by anytime throughout the day!
KidWX Craft Workshop
12:00pm – 6:00pm Natural Ornaments Workshop- Kids can make Glitter Pinecone Ornaments and Cinnamon Stick Ornaments at the KidWX table. Stop by anytime throughout the day.
There is plenty of outdoor space at the school to run around. Please supervise your children at all times.
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Volunteers make our events possible and we would be honored to have your support with making this event run smoothly.