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This is a meetup for anyone interested in nourishing your soul, your spirit, + your body.

What We Are: a sanctuary space for women: for women to gather, and for women to share their gifts + knowledge with the community. We hope to provide a sanctuary for like-minded women, women in business, and female entrepreneurs to share a focused collaborative workspace for weekly events, workshops, product launch’s, brainstorm sessions, or just daily dose of inspiration. A co-working place dedicated to allowing women the platform to share their gifts, talents, resources, and ideas with the community around them; a place for Strong women to work together under one roof.

What We Do: work with women in the community to host different classes, workshops, seminars, pop-up shops related to health, wellness, entrepreneurship, or women in business.

Our adjoining retail space, open during events, is a collection of products to create a sanctuary space: products that help you create a space in your place where you can retreat, recharge, refresh, and reflect...products that cultivate the actualization of your body and your home as a sacred space, a healing space that allows you to nourish your relationship with yourself; a space filled with the things you love and bring you joy. We also offer healthy drinks + snacks to nourish your first sanctuary space, your body.

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Intro to Watercolor: Creative Florals

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Learn the basics of how to paint with watercolors using simple techniques that will increase your artistic confidence while developing your creative side. You will be provided with all the tools necessary to complete a beautiful painting that is uniquely you. Students will take home their finished painting, samples of watercolor paper and professional watercolor paints in their very own palette. hosted by: Vanessa Lesniak of The Sprout Creative cost: $40 per person, pre-payment required PLEASE RSVP + PREPAY HERE: https://www.hersanctuarybuffalo.com/upcoming-events/2019/4/27/intro-to-watercolor-creative-florals ------------------- Vanessa's Story... Vanessa Lesniak, MSW is the founder and creator of The Sprout Creative, a small family business that specializes in artisanal handmade watercolor paints. A Social Worker by profession, Vanessa originally began experimenting with watercolor as a form of self-care. What began as an occasional dabble into the art soon became a profound passion. Now a full time artist and paintmaker, Vanessa shares her passion for creative expression on various platforms such as Instagram where she can be found @Vanessa_Paints_ and @TheSproutCreative. She is also a teacher on Skillshare, an online learning community for creatives. More information can be found at www.TheSproutCreative.com

Rebounding Class: Bounce Your Way to Wellness

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A fitness class for WNY adults who are looking to bounce away stress while having fun and getting fit. Rebounding is a low-impact exercise performed on a mini-trampoline. According to a 2016 study published in the International Journal of Sports Science, rebounding exercise is twice as effective at improving aerobic fitness and 50% more efficient at burning fat than running, yet requires less effort. “Bouncing on a rebounder is a wonderful way to release stress, increase balance and move your lymphatic system all while burning fat and having a ton of fun without adding undo stress on your joints,” said Maria. “It’s time to stop working out and start moving your body in ways that make you happy.” According to the 2017 “Stress in America: The State Of Our Nation” national survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, more than half of Americans (53 percent) exercise or take part in physical activity to cope with stress. “People are increasingly becoming aware of the power of exercise to combat the negative effects of stress,” added Maria. “I’m excited to introduce rebounding to other Western New Yorkers who are looking for healthy, fun ways to manage the pressures of work and life.” Maria will lead small-group classes on the bellicon® rebounders with two different bungee band strengths available to accommodate a variety of weight and fitness levels. Classes are limited to ten people to provide personalized attention as each person is introduced to the benefits of rebounding in an intimate setting. In March 2019, the bellicon® rebounder/mini-trampoline became the first fitness product to earn an endorsement from the American Chiropractic Association (AMA) for its customizable and safety features. In its evaluation, ACA noted that the bellicon mini-trampoline is unique in that it is the only exercise trampoline whose suspension comes in a variety of resistance strengths so that every customer can enjoy a performance that’s ideal for their weight and fitness level. hosted by: Maria Pascucci , life coach, speaker, author and certified bellicon® rebounding fitness instructor ----------------------------- cost: $15/class or $50 for 5 classes PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://www.hersanctuarybuffalo.com/upcoming-events/2019/4/16/rrebounding-bounce-your-way-to-wellness-6nnmc-mjjyf-6eb6n ----------------------------- Maria's Story.. Maria is summa cum laude Canisius College graduate, ICF credentialed life and nutrition coach, certified Bellicon rebounding fitness instructor, award-winning author and national women’s leadership speaker. She’s also a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist and former highly sensitive stressaholic! Although she’s thankful for her many awards and accolades that she worked her tail off for, if you stripped them away she would still stand proud knowing who she is at her core: a woman whose sensitivities make her a strong leader in all areas of her life. And that, Maria says, is her greatest accomplishment. In addition to her work with adult women at MariaPascucci.com, check out Maria’s programs for college women leaders at Campus Calm.com.

A Woman's Guide to Financial Wellness

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As the scope of wellness has extended to mindfulness, gut health, and body image in recent years, another change is happening: This time, with your money. Your financial well-being is an integral part of not just your mental heath, but your overall health. Join financial advisor, Diana Lougen, for a series of 3 different workshops catered to different stages of a woman's financial life. Week Three (5/30) :: The Essentials of Estate Planning We’re finally realizing that financial wellness is an important part of the happiness equation. hosted by: Diana Lougen of Monarch Wealth Management ------------------------------- cost: $10/class, $25 for all 3 classes RSVP HERE: https://www.hersanctuarybuffalo.com/upcoming-events/2019/4/25/a-womans-guide-to-your-financial-wellness-gcyzb-f5ncn ------------------------------- Diana's Story.... Diana Lougen started her career in Financial Services in 2007. She began working for New York Life Insurance Company and developed a complex understanding of life insurance. Her career path would lead her to M&T Securities where she spent 8 years working with individuals and business owners to build wealth. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Buffalo in Business Management and an MBA from Canisius College to continue to deepen her knowledge in Finance. Areas of specialty include working with individuals and business owners to help educate on how to create a solid financial plan to protect themselves and their business along the way. Diana has been married to her lovely husband Jim since June of 2015. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing golf and practicing Yoga. She is originally from the Finger Lakes and tries to make it back to Seneca Lake for relaxation and rejuvenation. At Monarch Wealth Management, our mission is to get to know and understand your needs, wants, and long-term goals. We want to help you develop, implement, and monitor a strategy that’s designed to address your individual situation. From Retirement Planning, to Estate Planning, Monarch is here to guide you, step-by-step, in addressing all of your financial goals. At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind. We understand the challenges families face today. From managing debt to saving for college to retirement, these personal finance challenges can be overwhelming. Our commitment is to utilize all of our resources to help you pursue your goals. We believe in holistic financial planning and we are not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom in our approach to investing and preserving wealth. All of our energy, commitment, and efforts are focused on you, the client, and your satisfaction. The culture of Monarch Wealth Management is based upon mutual respect, a high level of collaboration, and sharing success with team members in the spirit of achieving overall growth and development for the company. While their offices and dress attire are formal and consistent with the image of an elite firm, their work environment is one of a casual atmosphere. People share offices in the effort to foster collaboration and everyone is “hands-on” and sincere in their commitment to deliver the highest level of objective service to clients. This is a team environment comprised of high quality people who work collaboratively.

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