Samara Healing Center
with Jim Thomas, M.Ac. & Jan Nicholson, EdD
Jim was a co-founder of The Center of Healing Arts in 1986 and maintained a private practice here until completing construction of “Samara”, a healing and retreat center outside of Taneytown, Maryland, in the spring of 2010. Jim is a licensed acupuncturist with additional training in shamanic healing, cranio-sacral work and zero balancing. He is certified in the Deep Memory Process by Dr. Roger Woolger. Jim has been joined at Samara by Jan Nicholson, EdD, a like-hearted specialist in therapies that integrate mind, body, and spirit. She is a licensed psychologist with additional training in guided imagery, clinical hypnosis, EMDR, and energy therapies such as Reiki and Reconnective Healing TM.
White Rose Farm with Sally Voris
White Rose Farm, a 132-acre biodynamic farm in northwestern Carroll County, focuses on connecting people with the beauty, bounty, and balance of nature. Sally Voris, along with her staff and volunteers, grow and sell premium vegetables, flowers, herbs, free-range pork, chicken and eggs, local unpasteurized honey and homemade jams and jellies. White Rose offers seasonal events, full moon celebrations, memberships, Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) shares, and volunteer opportunities.
This year they will offer educational programs about biodynamic agriculture, about simple practices, mental, physical and emotional, that you can do to participate in healing the earth. They will also teach specific skills: raising chickens, building compost; keeping earthworms; canning; preserving; gardening and drying herbs and flowers.
A Mindful Yoga Studio
A Mindful Yoga Studio (AMYS) offers the practices of Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and other related disciplines as catalysts for personal growth, enrichment and conscious evolution in Carroll County. Helen Resop, Tim Hurley and Joe Ingber have come together in partnership to offer these practices in close alignment with their origins within the ancient wisdom traditions of India. AMYS is dedicated to promoting the fullest potential of each individual being by offering these practices appropriately as pathways toward the encounter of one’s inner-most experience.
A Mindful Yoga Studio is located in the Historic Times Building at 63 East Main Street in Westminster, Maryland (across from the old firehouse clock tower). The studio is on the second floor in Suite 7. The studio offers a variety of Yoga Asana classes that range in levels of challenge and specific therapeutic intention, as well as Group Meditation and Yoga Nidra Practice weekly. Outdoor community Yoga practice events are offered seasonally.
With over 25 years of collective teaching experience, it is the intention of the directors of the studio to offer these practices with integrity and authenticity in order to promote the fullest potential of each individual. As the words of Yogi Joseph Lepage convey quite beautifully, “We can view the physical practices of Yoga as a drop of water falling into a pool. It begins with the physical asanas and expands outward as healing, concentric circles, bringing balance and harmony to body, mind, and spirit. This is the Yoga process.”
Thrive! Group Fitness and Wellness Studio
Whirled Peas with Lisa Simon
- Health Supportive Culinary Education
& Personal Chef Services
Lisa Simons, creator of Whirled Peas, has found that people want and need to know how to prepare meals and eat in a way that supports a healthy lifestyle but become frustrated and confused with the flood of nutritional information and thousands of opinions about what to eat and what not to eat. Whirled Peas provides hands-on culinary classes where participants will learn how to make better food choices and discover techniques in cooking that lead to success. Let’s eat!
Sparkling Star Farm
Share the CSA Share! The first truly community-centered CSA, offering farm-fresh, organically grown produce, herbs, and flowers to its members, who with each share they purchase, are also donating another share to a Carroll County family in need. Contact Jennifer Trice at (410) 343-9517 for more information.
Harvestin’ Health Food Store
38 West Main St., Westminster, MD 21157