Wellness Workshops & Classes


We often leave a healthcare provider’s office with suggestions of what we need to do or need to change to feel better. However, doing things differently is often easier said than done. This is where we come in.

The workshops and series classes at Healthwise integrate mind-body education with practice so that you can “learn by doing.” Not only do we provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills, but our studio space allows for active learning (practice). Our studio offers an opportunity for you to learn mind-body skills that can help you to better manage difficult emotions, ward off stress, calm your anxiety, tame your inner narrator and boost your mood.

As evidence-based practice is at the core of our services, our focus is on skill building that works. Our workshops will teach you what to do and how to do to it. You are supported and guided as you create the change you need.

Our Workshops & Classes

It's Element-ary! Yoga Camp (Ages 8-12)

Instructor: Laura Honeck

Date: 8/20/2018 - 8/24/2018 | Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Travel from Earth to Space in the most amazing ship of them all—your body! The journey through the universe can be rough, but knowing how your ship operates can make the trip a lot easier! It’s Element-ary! will help kids deepen self awareness and expand confidence while playfully examining the five elements that make up the universe. Each day we will explore a new element (earth, water, fire, air, ether) with breathing techniques, yoga postures, mudras (hand gestures) and relaxation strategies. Cooperative games, creative expression, music and stories will round out each day. Your child will discover what they need to operate their ships at optimal speed in order to feel healthy and well balanced. No previous yoga experience necessary. For kids ages 8-12.

Investment to turn compassion inward: $100 ($10/hour)

Thought (R)evolution

Instructor: Wendy Lotter

Date: 10/3/2018 - 10/17/2018 | Time: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

New Habits, Better Life! Break the Stress Cycle! Join Wendy Lotter, Master Meditation Instructor, for this 3-week comprehensive journey into stress reduction. Only through disruption and change of habits(revolution) can we expect to create improvement and a higher sense of self(evolution) in our lives. This course allows for more detailed explanation and practice of techniques in-session. The student will have real-time instructor access for questions and concerns while learning techniques. You will also learn how to turn compassion inward, you do deserve it!

Session 1 Impacts of Stress
Benefits of Meditation
Turning Compassion Inward
Breathwork for Calming

Session 2 Derail the Thought Train
Attitudes and Gratitudes
Intentions and Attraction

Session 3 Pockets of Peace
Allowing and Acceptance
The Silent Self
Group Practice and Celebration

3-session, 1-hour, weekly class

Each weekly session shares new techniques and information.Students are asked to practice daily with new tips/technique and build eachadditional technique onto their daily practice for a well-rounded stressreduction toolkit. Total practice time daily can be as little as 10 minutes,and still be effective!

Investment to turn compassion inward: $110 for 3-week package

Calm is a Super Power

Instructor: Wendy Lotter

Date: 8/11/2018 | Time: 10:00- 11:00AM

Show yourself some Love and learn how to kick stress' butt! Come join Wendy Lotter, Master Meditation Instructor, as she walks you through stress reduction tactics to make life stressful and more joyful.

  • Breathwork
  • Meditation
  • The Positivity Flip
  • Gratitude

Investment to turn compassion inward: $40

Family Meditation

Instructor: Wendy Lotter

Date: 9/15/2018 | Time:10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Wendy Lotter, Master Meditation Instructor, for family time to get quiet and still. Learn how to meditate, how to make a special space for it and how to make it a regular practice in your home. Kids 6 and up welcome

Investment to turn compassion inward: $30 first 2 family members, $5 for each additional member

Prenatal Yoga

Dates: 9/10/18 - 10/8/18 | Time: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Laura Honeck

Join Laura Honeck (RYT, RPYT, DONA trained birth and post partum doula) for 75 minutes of strength building, birth preparation and total bliss. No experience is needed for this all-level class which focuses on connecting with your incredible body and the baby in your belly. We'll build endurance and move organically while preparing the body for birth and the emotional marathon of motherhood that exists beyond labor. At the center of this class is breath and an attitude of gratitude. All levels of experience and pregnancy welcome. Props, tea and aromatherapy provided. This class is for women only.

Registration is through Maple Grove Parks and Rec, please sign up here: https://www.maplegrovemn.gov/parks-and-recreation

Sugar, I'm Breaking Up with You!

Instructor: Wendy Lotter

Date: TBD | Time: TBD

Learn the “not so sweet” facts and science about sugar. Join Wendy Lotter, Certified Health Coach, as she also shares what sugar does to your body, mentally and physically. Discover ways to realistically ease into breaking up with sugar!

Investment to turn compassion inward: $30 per person

YOU: A Mind-Body-Spirit Approach to Feeling Better

Instructor: Dr. Heidi Kopacek

Date: TBD | Time: TBD

Learn how to use the body-mind-spirit connection to boost your mood and better manage anxiety, irritability, and stress. More and more, people are intuiting the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection for well-being and vital living. However, for many of us, although we sort of know what the mind-body-spirit connection is, we are also sort of confused by it. We also may not be so sure how to directly apply it to our daily lives, our relationships, and our emotional health. Until this workshop!

Investment to turn compassion inward: $75 per person

Handling the Holidays

Instructor: Wendy Lotter

Date: 11/03/2018 | Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A workshop to help you bring happiness back to your holiday season and every day! Wendy Lotter, Master Meditation Instructor and Certified Health Coach, will cover Energy Lifting Topics such as proper breathing, how not to be a jaw clencher/teeth grinder, loving food choices, karma, exercise, sleep, meditation, cleansing or fasting, joy, and more!

Investment to turn compassion inward: $40 per person

All Things Essential Oils

Date: 08/16/2018 | Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Mira Binzen & Laura Honeck

Whether you are just finding out about essential oils or your dresser top is strewn with little amber bottles, this is the place to get your questions answered, learn more and sample pure potent plant power for mental/emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. This is a FREE Class.


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