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Holland Area Arts Council Collaborates with West Michigan Wellness Experts to Create New Series "The Art of Self Care"


Holland Area Arts Council Collaborates with West Michigan Wellness Experts to Create New Series "The Art of Self Care"


The Holland Area Arts Council is excited to offer a new series of Saturday workshops, The Art of Self Care. Starting September 11th, each session begins with a presentation from a local business specializing in various aspects of wellbeing, followed by a movement class led by Laura Armenta. Laura is founder of Armentality Movement Arts Center in Grand Rapids.

Sessions will be held on Saturdays starting September 11th through October 16th. The public is invited to sign up for just one or all six. Pre-registration is required. 

More details on each session can be found below:

Sept 11 - $20

12:45-1:00 THE BRAIN-BODY CONNECTION TO HEALING with Higher Health Chiropractic

1:00-2:00 YOGA FOR MUSCLE STRENGTH: A fabulous sequencing of Yoga poses with the right amount of fire! Use breathing techniques and tune your mindset to be physically empowered and transformed.

Sept 18 - $20

12:30-1:00 BREATHWORK & ENERGY HEALING with Aubrey + Becky

1:00-2:00 BODY CONDITIONING: Be radiant, powerful, and empowered! Challenge your muscles with this smart and efficient holistic fitness body conditioning session.

Sept 25 - $20

12:30-1:00 EXPLORE RAW FOODS with Dawn Hamilton. Make and taste something amazing!

1:00-2:00 AGE-DEFYING STRETCHES: Gain a foundation of basic stretching techniques for all ages.

Oct 2 - $25

12:30-1:00 BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY with Certified Reflexologist and Massage Therapist, Jean Reverman. Chair or foot massages included!

1:00-2:30 PARTNER YOGA WORKSHOP: A healthy, playful, and life-affirming yoga asana session for two! If you have a partner, great! If not, you will find one in class. This workshop is suitable for absolutely everyone.

Oct 9 - $35

12:30-1:00 SEASONAL HERBALISM with Katie Prudon. Discover the importance of creating with plants throughout each season. Learn basic plants to identify in our bioregion for food and medicine.

1:00-2:30 CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR GROWN-UPS: Allow your body to move organically and respond naturally to impulses and responses to music and space. In this session we will explore all movement possibilities, using spontaneous creativity, journaling, emotion, and sensory awareness to guide us.

Oct 16 - $30

12:45-1:00 FOR THE LOVE OF PETS: with Susan Rhem-Westhoff. Learn about pet communication. One student will win a free reading.

1:00-2:30 ANCIENT DANCE FOR WOMEN: Be ready to be empowered! Travel in time and experience enchanting movement and musical rhythms. Enhance your feminine energy and strengthen your body equally.

For more information regarding the above courses, or to view a complete listing of the Arts Council’s fall offerings, please visit or call (616) 396-3278. Please call (616) 396-3278 or email to register for your preferred class.

The Arts Council is sponsored in part by The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and The National Endowment for The Arts. Support is largely provided by private donations, local underwriters, art sales, and educational outreach programming.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on exciting opportunities. Call 616-396-3278 to register for a class or schedule a gallery tour. 

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