Public Classes + Events
In addition to the wellness programs we offer for schools and community organizations, as well as for informal small groups, we are thrilled to open our doors to all families in the greater Annapolis area for a variety of public classes and events. Here’s what’s coming up here at Parker Place:
Grow Your Parenting Toolbox
Join us for a fantastic, honest, interactive workshop, led by Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Maria Winters, that explores real day-to-day issues related to children’s’ emotional and behavioral well-being. We'll discuss how to address normal behavioral challenges, recognize red flags and know when to reach out for help. You'll fill up your parenting toolbox as you learn hands-on techniques and activities to help your kids boost their self-esteem, practice emotional self-regulation, and improve their connection and communication with you!
Date & Time: Thursday, February 28th from 6:30-8:00pm
Age Range: Parents & caregivers only
Cost: $20 per person
About Maria: Maria Winters is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Maryland Board Approved Supervisor in clinical counseling. She has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and has worked in the mental health field for over 16 years providing individual, family and group counseling in Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. Maria’s work experience includes outpatient treatment, work in community clinics, foster care, and various children’s services as well as private practice. For the past 7 years, Maria has been conducting emergency psychological evaluations in a hospital setting. She also runs groups in a partial hospitalization program for both adults and adolescents as well as monthly support groups for women, and is an Adjunct Faculty at Anne Arundel Community College where she teaches courses in Psychology.
Everybody Dance is a super fun, Zumba-style dance class designed for kids aged 7+. Whether your child is just “dance-curious” or is “deeply dance inspired”, this class will introduce him or her to the basic skills and foundation of classical dance class. Classes begin with a traditional warm-up including body isolation stretches and repetitious dance steps that cruise into mini routines and dance sequences set to all different musical genres. No dance experience required! Parents may drop off their child for this class or relax in our comfortable waiting area.
Dates & Times: Wednesdays in March (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th) from 5:30-6:30pm
Age Range: Kids 7 & older
Cost: $18 per person per class
This engaging yoga class, led by seasoned instructor and local mom Jillian Amodio, is a great way for children of all ages (including babies!) to enjoy the many benefits of yoga alongside a parent/caregiver and is a wonderful family bonding experience. The class incorporates a variety games, movement, and strengthening yoga sequences as well as opportunities to practice mindfulness and meditation. Strollers and infant carriers are welcome, and yoga mats are provided! No yoga experience required!
Dates & Times: Tuesday, March 12th and Tuesday, March 26th from 6:30-7:30pm
Age Range: Kids of all ages with a parent or caregiver
Cost: $18 flat price covers one parent/caregiver and up to two kids
Know someone who would love to take one of these wellness classes or who would benefit from a private or small group lesson? Treat them to a Parker Place gift certificate, valid toward any of our wellness offerings! You can also learn more about our team of talented wellness instructors, or contact us directly at any time!