MELT Method w/ Leigh Johnson


Focus on Upper Body

Intro Class, Wed 7:30-8:45PM, Sept 10
4-part series, Weds 7:30-8:45 PM,
beg Sept 17

Leigh’s MELT classes here at WHS continue to be very popular! This Upper Body class (which follows her previous Lower Body class) will focus on techniques that help support and rehydrate muscular and connective tissues in the upper back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. These techniques may be useful for helping resolve or prevent carpal tunnel, arthritis, neck and shoulder tension and TMJ.

Thomas Myers, in his book Anatomy Trains, indicates that in order to restore the muscle’s full function and connectivity with the central nervous system, it is necessary to reopen the tissue to help restore fluid. Hydration is essential for proper functioning of connective tissues throughout the body. The flow of fluids, called plasma or interstitial fluid, carries important nutrients to, and metabolic waste from, all cells in the body.

Join us for this next MELT Wellness Class series as Leigh teaches us how to transform the way we care for our bodies.

Register for your Intro class and/or 4-part series through our website or call 919.489.5355

LEIGH ANN JOHNSON is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist as well as a certified instructor in MELT Method®, Pilates, ActivCore Fex®, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®.






New Classes and Events

WHS has a great new fall lineup of classes and events to promote individual and collective wellbeing. Here’s a preview:

New Classes
Tai Chi/Qigong Fundamentals with Dr. Jay Dunbar
Wednesdays 6-7:15PM, Series begins 9/24

MELT Method Upper Body with Leigh Johnson
Wednesdays 7:30-8:45PM, Series begins 9/17

Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health with Dilip Barman
Saturday 10AM-4PM, 10/18

Sugar Blues with Betsy Templeton
Thursday 7:30-8:45PM, 10/16

Healthy Transitions with Douglas Waldruff
Mondays 7-9PM, Dates TBD, 3-class series

American Heart Association CPR Training with Melanie Dean
Friends & Family, Monday Noon-2PM, 9/22
Basic Life Support, Monday 3-7:30PM, 9/22

Special Events
Fall Equinox Gathering   Saturday, September 20, 6:30-9PM
Come gather with us around the WHS firepit for our Equinox bonfire. A simple fire ceremony may help you to release the past and embrace the future. This will be followed by the chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, a powerful and ancient Sanskrit chant to honor the mother of all creation.

Potluck Plus Poetry   Saturday, October 17, 6:30PM
Join us for the first of a series pairing food and informal presentations. This event features a contest for best performed and original works of poetry ($25 prize for each).  

Indian Music   Friday, November 7, 7:00PM
This popular WHS event features meditative musical compositions, wonderful food and camaraderie. Musicians: Daniel Chambo (bansuri), Viswas Chitnis (sitar) and Chris Johnson (tabla).