The Woman's Connection

3:30 - 5:00 PM St Leo University Education Center

Apr. 20 - Oct. 23, 2018

Gainesville, FL

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The Mission of The Woman's Connection is: To create an environment of life-long learning that empowers, nourishes and strengthens women.

The Woman's Connection meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. Each month a speaker shares a topic relevant to the myriad of issues women face today. 


July 24: What's the Missing Link to Work/Life Balance?

Laurel Brown will show you that play is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Research shows play can boost your confidence, reduce stress and help with productivity, all important ingredients in the work/life balance mix. Learn more about the many sides of play and how it can propel your work/life balance to new heights.  


Laurel (Laurie) Brown is the Assistant Director for UF Executive Education where she interacts regularly with potential and existing clients to help clarify their training needs and provide solutionsapplicable to the work they do.

Laurie recently developed the first annual Inspiring Women Leaders conference and in collaboration with Jennifer Webb they have started The Woman’s Connection. Laurie enjoys training and has developed and conducted training sessions for companies and associations on managing change, communication, emotional intelligence, work/life balance, networking, and various other leadership development topics.

In her spare time she enjoys exploring and playing in the great outdoors.


August 28: Caring For Your Whole Self;  What’s My Nature?

Our world and our bodies are in constant interplay. We are constantly adjusting to changes in the environment as well as new environments, and when these environments change or become imbalanced we are affected and will feel it in some way.

Chaya will teach us how to understand our elemental constitution and tendencies, and the affects that the outer world, environment, diet and lifestyle choices make on our daily lives that are foundational to improving our relationships, reducing stress, creating clarity, balance and harmony in our psychological, emotional and physical condition, and achieving deep health and profound evolution.


Chaya~Sharon Heller, BA, CAP, C-IAYT, and LMT, is a Holistic Lifestyle Educator and Health Coach, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Yoga and Massage Therapist, who works with purpose driven groups and individuals to facilitate health and well being. She is the owner, instructor and practitioner of  ChayaVeda™ Integrative Healing Arts, where she specializes in lifestyle balancing techniques that include Ayurveda, Nutrition, Massage, Yoga Therapy, Stress Reduction and awakening the human spirit, and her signature Transformative Wellness Programs and Professional trainings. She is the author of Yoga of Action; Adaptive Lifestyle and Holistic Health for People with Disabilities, featured in Kripalu Yoga On and Off The Mat, and Yoga International Magazine, and is a national program presenter garnering prodigious testimonials for her life changing work.

3:15pm-5:15pm** Note the new time


September 25: TBA

October 23: TBA