January 2023
The STRIDE Issue

Striding Into 2023

While we’re mindful of the events taking place in our country and our world that feel destabilizing — the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, the dysfunction in our the House of Representatives, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine — we're putting energy into ways to strengthen ourselves and each other from the inside. 


Yesterday, we officially kicked off our Well.Coming 2023 series with a fun and illuminating event focused on Intuitive Eating & Restorative Yoga and Movement. Thanks to all who joined — it was the perfect way to begin our holistic wellness journey.   


But we know every body is different. While yoga and mindful movement are exactly what some bodies need, others thrive in a faster-paced, muscle-burning workout. Personally, we’re still figuring out what’s best for us. 


So to ensure our wellness series has programming for everyone, we’ve partnered with STRIDE Fitness Lawrenceville — a boutique fitness studio — to offer an introductory class on January 22 and member discounts throughout March. 


No matter whether you're a walker, jogger, or runner, STRIDE workouts are meant to be taken at your own pace. Plus, The Salon community will be beside you through every step of the way. 


Keep scrolling for a bit more about the STRIDE experience, the intro class, and why every workout ends with sweaty high-fives all around.  

Until next week,

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Hit Your Stride!

Join The Salon community and STRIDE Fitness Lawrenceville for a heart-pounding and inclusive, introductory class at noon on Sunday, January 22. No need to feel intimidated. Featuring state-of-the-art Woodway treadmills, expert coaches, and a no-one-gets-left-behind spirit, STRIDE is designed to include all levels. 


To learn more — and to get a sneak peek at what we can expect — we caught up with Salon member Melissa Anderson, owner of STRIDE Fitness Lawrenceville:  


How is STRIDE different from a typical fitness class?

We provide small class sizes, personal connections, and a supportive local community. Our expert coaches create a motivational group experience while also focusing on individual needs — which isn’t the norm for group fitness. We also understand everyone has different goals and needs, and we’ve built an engaging and welcoming environment that makes working out fun, regardless of your starting point. 

What can Salon members expect from the introductory class? 

Salon members can expect to "choose their own adventure". Whether you want to walk, jog, run, or mix it up, you'll get a good sweat, in a dark room, with energizing lights and music. Classes are limited to 25 people, and the coach will provide a brief intro to the class. Participants are encouraged to discuss any limitations or modifications required with coaches, so they can guide you during class.

What would you say to those who may feel nervous or have never been to a boutique studio?    

We’ve got you! While our classes are high-energy and combine high-intensity interval training with weights and floor exercises, they’re designed to be inclusive for all experience levels. Each participant chooses their own pace. Whether your goal is hitting daily step targets, shedding extra holiday pounds, or training for a marathon, STRIDE will help you get there. 


Oh, and if you’re hooked, we’ve teamed up to offer Salon members discounted classes through March! 

Register for the STRIDE intro class here!


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 the below series package. 

FLOURISHING FEMME: Pick 5 of your favorite classes in the series. Bonus gift: Receive a discount code for $25 off your next wellness service at Sneha. Salon members receive $50 off the original $200 package price with discount code SALONBWELLSign up here!

Bonus gift: Receive a discount code for $25 off your next wellness service at Sneha.

We believe in women supporting women and we’d rather not do it alone!

Become A Salon Member!


The Salon is a place to dabble in the unknown. We provide an admittedly eclectic (but community-led!) range of programming. One week, it might be an academic discussing the gender pay gap. Next, it might be wine tasting and hipster puzzles. Indulge in new things with us! And if it makes you a bit nervous, that might be a good thing. Find out for yourself what we’re all about.

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Salon Events & Happenings 

Explore Salon-specific programming centered on topics, activities, and conversations that most appeal to and resonate with women and those that identify as women. 

Building Healthy Habits 6-Part Workshop 
Mon, January 9, 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 20
6-7:30 pm
In The Salon 

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!

January Book Circle

Mon, January 9

7-8 pm

In The Salon 


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!

Monthly Member Coffee
Tues, January 10
9-10 am
In The Salon 

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!

Discover Your Ayurvedic Dosha & Mindful Movement

(Part of Our Women Be Well Series)

Thurs, January 12

6-8 pm

Sneha Yoga & Wellness 


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!

Parenting Adolescents Meet-Up

Mon, January 16

5:30-7 pm

In The Salon 


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

Dry January Meet-Up 

Thurs, January 19

6-8 pm

In The Salon 


Dry JanuaryWhether you're taking a break from drinking, drinking less, or simply a non-drinker, kick off Dry January with us at The Salon. We'll hang out, snack on light refreshments, reflect on 2022, and toast to the new year with non-alcoholic bubbly, beer, or wine provided by The Open Road. Try a variety of sips to determine which you like best so you can stock up for the month ahead. Register here! 

Explore Massage Therapy 

(Part of Our Women Be Well Series) 

Thurs, January 19

6-8 pm

Sneha Yoga & Wellness 


Who doesn’t love a stress relieving massage? There are so many benefits to this touching art form! Learn about what actually happens on the table and receive a mini session. Listen to the soothing sounds of flutes, the perfect mood music as you mingle. Register here!

STRIDE x Salon Workout 

Sunday, January 22

12-1 pm

STRIDE Fitness Studio 


Walk, run, and sweat your way to an awesome workout with the STRIDE community in Lawrenceville. We’ll lace up our sneakers and learn the basics during a fun yet challenging class focused on strengthening both your body and mind. Don’t worry — no one will be left behind. We’ll start together and end together with sweaty high-fives and a sense of accomplishment. Register here



Make your way to Zynka Gallery in Sharpsburg for its first artists’ reception of the year. Featuring the exhibit Calm, Cool…, 💆‍♀️the free event will include works from local artists Mary Dorfner Hay, Kathleen Mulcahy, and more. 🎨


Mark your calendar for February 4 and head to Kelly Strayhorn Theater for Black Culinary Excellence, an afternoon showcasing Black chefs and their culinary artistry. 🍴Sample gourmet creations and enjoy a moderated discussion about each chef’s journey to success. 🤗 


Beloved cafe Mediterra announced its opening its third location, this time in upper Lawrenceville. 🥳The market and bakery will be taking over the now closed B52 space. TBD on timing. 🥐

January 2023
The STRIDE Issue


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