Toward the end of the year, we all tend to get a little lax with our healthy habits — we skip weekly workouts, indulge in a few extra sweets (it’s cookie swap season, after all!), and stay up a little too late binging holiday specials. But with the new year just two weeks away, we’ve been chatting at The Salon about what we’d like to prioritize in 2023.
Nutrition, movement, mental health, and sleep are all popular categories. It makes sense. In our quest to cultivate a better sense of overall well-being, we often go all in on one of these buckets. However, our mind and body aren’t separate entities — they’re interconnected systems that work together and rely on each other.
That’s why a holistic approach to wellness is so important. It allows you to heal through all categories — food, movement, and mindfulness — on your journey to better health. And the best part is, we don’t have to go about reaching our wellness goals alone.
During our 6-week holistic wellness series starting in January, Salon member, holistic health coach, and yoga teacher Becca Jones will teach us how to reconnect with ourselves and create healthy habits that are actually sustainable.
Change isn’t easy, but together, we can achieve our goals!
Wishing you a safe and joyous holiday,
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Meet Becca Jones, Holistic Health Coach
“New Year, New You” sounds good in theory, but in practice, change is difficult. Certified yoga instructor and holistic health coach Becca Jones is an expert in developing lasting, attainable habits. In her 6-part Building Healthy Habits series, she’ll help Salon members and friends evaluate their nutrition, fitness, sleep, spirituality, and more to make integrated, customized plans that maximize personal well-being.
Here’s a little more about Becca and what you can expect from the series.
What is a holistic approach to wellness?
When we think of "wellness," it's easy to simply look narrowly at what you're eating or how many times a week you go to the gym.
To feel your best, though, it's important to take stock of all the choices you make throughout the day. Are you getting enough sleep? Drinking enough water? Taking time for meditation? All of these aspects of our day-to-day can affect what we choose to eat or our movement routine.
Rather than optimizing for one area — nutrition! mental health! — a holistic approach considers the mind, body, and spirit. Within this integrated framework, we identify small, sustainable behavioral changes that will make a noticeable difference over time.
How has a holistic approach to wellness changed your life?
I’ve always struggled with some sort of ailment. From anxiety to gut health, I had years where I forgot what it was like to move through my days feeling good. When I started to explore what healthy habits I enjoyed, I regained control of myself and my body. Approaching my health in a holistic way allows me to feel confident in the choices I make each day.
What do you hope participants will learn from the series?
My goal for the series is that by the end, each participant feels they have built habits they enjoy — that they have the tools to adapt and create new routines through each season.
I'd also like everyone to know they aren't alone, they've built a support system and they have the ability to feel their best every day!
Be Well In Mind, Body, & Spirit // We’re partnering with local women to promote holistic well-being in 2023. Join us on the journey with one of the below series packages. (Perfect gift for the holidays or self-care for yourself!)
Gets you access to the entire series of 9 events! Salon members receive $90 off the original $360 package price with discount code SALON. Sign up here!
Bonus gift: Receive a discount code for $40 off your next wellness service at Sneha.
Pick 5 of your favorite classes in the series. Salon members receive $50 off the original $200 package price with discount code SALON. Sign up here!
Bonus gift: Receive a discount code for $25 off your next wellness service at Sneha.
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Let’s begin the New Year exploring the foundation of wellness: the body! This evening is not your mama’s fitness lecture! We are going to take a look at how we make choices and what it really means to have a healthy body. It definitely does not mean that you need to look a certain way. Explore body positivity and the role of intuition in finding YOUR healthy body. Register here! Or, register for a series package here!
Welcome 2023 with us as we embark on a 6-week journey focused on building healthy habits that we can stick to. Led by Salon member, holistic health coach, and yoga instructor Becca Jones, each week will focus on a different wellness topic — nutrition, movement, mental health, sleep, and more — to help you create an integrated plan for building the life you want. Register here!
This month, we’re burying our noses in Dirtbag, Massachusetts, a memoir about growing up in a poor, rural part of the country, amid sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll. As an adult, the author works to repair his family and make sense of himself now that the party is over. Join us to talk about critical themes and plot points, listen to others’ thoughts, and share our own impressions and opinions. No worries if you don’t finish the book or haven’t been part of the Book Circle until now — you can jump in at any time. Register here!
Start your day with a pick-me-up and conversation. Drop in to The Salon to hang out with (and meet!) fellow Salon members, warm up with complimentary coffee or tea, and generally have a good time. It’s a great way to get a feel for The Salon and connect with local women. Oh, and don’t hesitate to bring a friend along. Open and free to all. Register here!
Get to know your body from a yogic perspective through the deep wisdom of Ayurveda. You may have heard of Doshas, but do you know all the ins and outs? Dive into this ancient holistic medicine and discover your body through a cross-cultural lens. Body Insights will align movement with mindfulness and deepen your intuitive connection and insight. Register here! Or, register for a series package here!
There's no two ways around it, parenting is complicated. So if you're looking for a group of supportive moms and mother figures who are also navigating the complex world of parenting, join us once a month for our Parenting Adolescents Meet-Up. Facilitated by Salon member Laura Jones we'll gather together to vent, laugh, cry, and be honest about your parenting struggles and successes, without judgment. Parenting isn’t easy, but our community is here for you. Register here!
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has finally landed in Pittsburgh. 🍦Stop by the Bakery Square scoop shop for seasonal flavors like cranberry crumble, boozy eggnog, white chocolate peppermint, and pistachio macaron. Oh, and keep an eye out for a second storefront opening in SouthSide Works. 🤩
Spend Christmas Eve exploring a 65-acre dazzling light display at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. 🤶The winter wonderland will feature interactive lights, shining forests, a 30-foot-tall holiday tree, plus snow, holiday music, and festive food and drinks. ❄️🎶