Category Archives: Health

LiveBlog: Bike/Pedi Day Should be Every Sunday!


So great to be able to ride bikes/scooters, walk, or jog down School Road without worrying about cars! An easy way to get kids on the move to stay fit.


Meet Michelle Mecca at the Farmers’ Market – Aug 11


This Saturday, August 11, Westonite, Michelle Mecca offers two yoga classes at the Weston Farmers’ Market (Weston Historical Society’s Coley Homestead, on the corner of Weston and High Acre roads). The classes will include a focus on posture, alignment and balance, as well as, flexibility and strengthening exercises. Children will be able to participate in a devoted session from 9:30-10:00 am, followed by one for adults from 10:15-10:45 am.

The classes are perfect for anyone who is brand new to yoga or feels a bit out of practice. It is an extremely thorough basics yoga class which explores fundamental postures and the breath work associated with them. Michelle will also be available to answer questions after each session. Please bring a mat, towel, and water.

“Together we will challenge your body’s balance and coordination with a variety of yoga postures designed to reduce stress, increase your energy, focus and calm your state of mind,” says Michelle.

About Michelle Mecca

Michelle Mecca began practicing yoga in January 2004. Shortly after she started attending classes, she was practicing several times a week. Within a few months her passion for the practice inspired her to pursue a career in health and wellness.

Before pursuing a yoga instructor certification, Michelle decided to become certified as a personal trainer and expand her knowledge of physiology and the mechanics of the body. She began teaching cardio resistance strength training “interval training” both privately and in group classes.

Michelle’s passion for self-awareness directed her back to her yoga practice where she became certified as a yoga teacher through the well-respected Sarasvati Yoga Joint.

Her personal yoga philosophy applies to her practice as well as how she lives her life. Michelle believes that connecting with your inner spirit and maintaining a healthy relationship with YOU, will allow you to live from the heart and find balance in your life. “Yoga gives you the connection to your true being and opens you to discover a life that is meaningful to YOU!”

About the Weston Farmers’ Market
The Weston Farmers Market has been operated by the Weston Women’s League for more than twenty years as a community service and fundraiser for Weston charitable organizations. Proceeds from the vendor rental fees are distributed to Weston Senior Services, Weston Warm-Up Fund, Weston Historical Society, and used to build Thanksgiving baskets for Weston Social Services. For more information, visit

Weston Youth Services Workshops

Good Morning ,

Don’t miss the last of our free Parenting Workshops this week!

On Tuesday, May 1st,, Dr. Barbara Greenberg leads the discussion on Body Image and Weight for parents of students in Grades 5-12.

For parents of students in Grades 3-6, Jackie Lapa Sussan leads the discussion on Overcoming Powerlessness as a Parent: Strategies to Deal with Your Child Effectively. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Both workshops will be held at The Weston Public Library and run from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Commission Room.

Additionally, if you haven’t checked out our exciting summer camps geared for students entering grades 1-9, do so today!

For more information, please visit our website at

Charlene Monn

New Canaan Nature Center Activities

New Canaan Nature Center Activities
New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Rdg

Vernal Pools Night Hike
Saturday, April 14 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Some of nature’s tiniest vertebrates make the loudest sounds in the spring. Join our wader-clad naturalists on an evening exploration of the Nature Center’s vernal pools. These shallow bodies of water form from melting snow and spring rain and are the most important breeding grounds for many of our native amphibians.
Space is limited – call in advance to guarantee your spot! Members: $5 / Non-Members: $8

Junior Green Gardeners (Afterschool Program)
5 Fridays: April 20 – May 18 4:00 – 5:30pm

Junior Green Gardeners ages 5-7 will get their hands dirty and have fun as they help prep the Nature Center’s gardens for spring! Plant seeds in the greenhouse and tend to them until the seedlings are ready to plant in our plots. Gardeners will also make garden-themed crafts and grow plants to take home. Members: $110 / Non-Members: $130

The Best and Worst Foods For You & Your Family
Wednesday, April 25, 7pm – 8:30pm

Are you concerned or confused about how the food we eat affects our health? Do you want a simple explanation and plan for what to avoid and what to be sure is on your menu? Come eat, learn and grow at this informative presentation by Dr. Robert Zembroski at the Nature Center. FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

Mom Motivation Workshop: Sleepy Time for Kids – Dec. 1

Let them “cry it out”! Easier said than done. Impossible if you live in a 2-bedroom apartment where the bedrooms are next to each other and both parents have to get up early and go to work. Even if there is more square footage here, do we have the heart to do that? Are there better alternatives?


Alison Bevan is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant with a practice in Norwalk, Ct.
As a Gentle Sleep Coach she works with families to solve their children’s sleep problems without leaving them alone to “cry it out”. She is a Q & A Sleep Expert for Kim West’s Gentle Parenting Community, a Certified Happiest Baby Educator, the mother of a ten year old, and the facilitator of sleep success workshops for Pediatricians, OB/GYN’s, Pre-Schools and Mommy Groups across the country. Her website is Sleepy Time Coach.

Join Moms in Weston, CT on Thursday, December 1st from 9:30-10:30 am in the Community Room at the Weston Public Library (56 Norfield Road; 203-222-2665) for a workshop with Alison. Bring your questions. This event is free and open to the public. It is okay to bring your children.