WAXAHACHIE

A new local wellness series could hold the answers for those interested in the all-around health of their body, ranging from diabetes to understanding the power of relaxation.

Alexandra Asirvadam, a local licensed professional counselor and health coach, collaborated with a local medical doctor, chiropractor, naturopath, health coaches and other professionals to provide information.

The wellness series focuses on diabetes, how to stay well, treating the source of an illness instead of the symptom, stress-anxiety and the importance of relaxation, herbs and healthy eating, the impact of posture and the importance of physical activity. The series will conclude with a class on how to make fermented foods.

The 10-week course begins on Aug. 25 and will meet on Saturdays at 11 a.m. for an hour. After the workshop, a one-hour Tai Chi class will start at 12:15 p.m. Attendees have the choice to participate in one or both activities.

The workshops and Tai Chi classes will both take place at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, located at 102 YMCA Drive.

Presenters include Asirvadam, Mariana Via, a certified health coach; Katie Palmer, a certified herbalist, blood analyst, functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner; Dr. Blake Gordon, a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist; Dr. Kelsay Kemmann, a doctor of chiropractic; Dr. Natalia Southerland, a medical doctor, health coach and personal trainer; and Judith Stuartcoale Bonner, who is the certified instructor for the Tai Chi classes.

Every workshop and Tai Chi class will be $15 each. Though, if an individual attends both on the same day, it will be discounted to $25. To pre-register for all 10 workshops it will cost $135, or all Tai Chi classes will cost $135. To pre-register for the entire Wellness Series and Tai Chi classes will cost $225.

“We are really excited to be able to offer this valuable information on how to stay healthy from seven different professional alleys in these workshops and having these experts collaborate in this event that is intended to bring health and wellness to our community,” Asirvadam said.

Space is limited and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. To register, call or text 214-733-4747 or email Asirvadam at Alexandra@amacounseling.com.