Just a short drive from the Quad Cities in Donahue, Iowa, is the most charming little eclectic flower farm business. Miss Effie’s Country Flowers has been in business since 2001. Lovingly run by Cathy and her husband, “Honey”, this farm on a hill invites you to return again and again. This time I returned for noodle and bread making classes.
The Quad Cities has a lot of options for all types of adults planning a weekend trip away or a local “staycation” from the Active to the Adventurous, or for the more Artistic.
It’s no secret that a little meditation and focus on something than your phone is an important part of staying healthy. But as adults, we know all that — whether we follow the advice or not.
But what about our kids?
We all need a moment to relax.
In a world where we are always on-the-go, trying to balance a life that can consists of school, kids, cleaning, work, trying to hit the gym to keep up with a healthy lifestyle, and backed-up construction-filled bridges when we just want to get somewhere, we break down in the stress of it all.
And sometimes we fail to realize that the little ones around us feed off that stress and it impacts their health as well.
It’s been over a year now since local yoga instructor, Michelle Ladwig, began holding her Tippi Yogis classes. These classes are a bit different than your standard session; they take place outside of a studio in out-of-the-ordinary places, typically in local taverns. I met with Michelle recently to learn about what inspired her to begin practicing on bar tops.
Beginning next month at the Davenport location of Indigo Wellness is a new class called “Modern Dance, Mindful Movement”. The class starts Wednesday, February 3, goes from 5:30-6:30pm, and will meet once a week for 6 weeks.
As an avid fan of yoga and dancing in the name of fitness (I’ve been doing Zumba for years.), I was intrigued. I reached out to the instructor, Nikki Jones, who also happens to be a friend of mine. I invited her to show me what she’s working on and to hear all about her next adventure.