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. 


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; Holistic Lifestyle and Adaptive Yoga for People with MS and Similar Conditions, 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: Power-Full: How Women Leaders Connect Head and Heart

Do you see emotions as a nuisance or an advantage? Some evidence points to emotions being a distinct advantage to women, especially in situations where one must walk the thin line between authority with approachability. How might emotional intelligence (EI) – a skillset you can use to manage emotions, yours and theirs - help you stay balanced in challenging situations?

Dr. Pat Baxter, a senior-level business professional, certified emotional intelligence coach and an author, will discuss why women, as business and community leaders, should embrace the power of emotions in their work. She will share how the neuroscience research and personal lessons of her 25+ year career have led her to advocate that for women emotion is not a four-letter word.

Dr. Baxter’s book, Cool Change: Turning Emotions into Leadership Strengths© will be available for sale. This book is a practical guide to adjusting your ‘emotional thermostat’ so you can effectively manage the challenges in your world and work every day in a healthy way.


October 23: TBA