Fire Cider Woodbury Senior Center 004.JPGEhris Urban, owner of Woodbury, CT’s Grounded Holistic Wellness, believes, “if you’re grounded, you can navigate even the bumpiest roads in         peace.” She grew up in a family passionate about holistic medicine. Ehris has attained Foundations of Herbalism and Practices & Protocols certification through Twin Star Herbal Education, and is continuing her studies at the New England School of Homeopathy. Additionally, Ehris is a          Flower Essence Therapy practitioner. She became interested in Reiki as a teenager and  attained Reiki Master certification at age 17. Ehris is also a certified Ingham Method reflexologist. She teaches a variety of herbal workshops throughout New England. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, she is also a certified ESL teacher. Ehris enjoys beekeeping, tending her organic vegetable and herb gardens, and working in her apothecary.

authorVelya Jancz-Urban lives her life by the adage, “there is no growth without change.” She is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and expert on New England’s colonial women. Her entertainingly-informative presentation, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife, is a result of the research completed for her novel, Acquiescence. Velya has presented at venues throughout the Northeast and teaches a variety of historical/medicinal workshops with her daughter, Ehris. Whooo Eats What?, her first book in a hands-on science series for children, was inspired by her How Cool Is That?! (Hands-On Science) classes. Velya has been married for 34 years and is the mother of two grown children. She has a few too many rescue dogs and cats, is happiest with a fresh stack of library books, loves thrift shops, and is passionate about alternative medicine.

Listen to Velya’s interview on Night-Light Radio here