We were grounded, lost it all, and became better versions of ourselves.
Ehris 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 is a certified herbalist and holistic nutritionist, 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. As Grounded Goodwife, Ehris and her mom, Velya, teach a variety of herbal/historic 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.
Velya 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. Moving into a 1770 Connecticut farmhouse ignited Velya’s obsession with the colonial era, and led to her entertainingly-informative presentation, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife. As Grounded Goodwife, Velya and her daughter, Ehris, present at venues throughout the Northeast and teach a variety of herbal/historical workshops. Whooo Eats What?, Velya’s first book in a hands-on science series for children, was inspired by her How Cool Is That?! (Hands-On Science) classes. She has been married for 35 years and is the mother of two grown children. Velya 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.