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HEAL Brings Together Holistic Educators

(L-R) Erin Podbielniak, Laurel Holland, Lisa Hazelgrove

Lisa Hazelgrove, a local health and wellness coach also known as Lisa “Healthy”, spearheaded the idea to create a collaboration of holistically minded professionals in Richmond. A group of lifestyle and wellness educators, including Erin Podbielniak, owner of the NeatNiche, an organizing enterprise; Laurel Holland, holistic life coach; Marilyn Scott, owner of Top Priority, a holistic healthcare practice; and Carey Phillips, a certified massage therapist, certified practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine and owner of Well into Life Massage and Bodywork, began meeting regularly and formed HEAL, Holistic Educators Affecting Lives. The goal of HEAL is to become a leading force in the community to help people make the choice to embrace health and wellness proactively.

HEAL’s members provide practical advice, holistic services and wellness products to community members interested in adopting healthier lifestyles. Through speaking engagements, community events, coaching and one-on-one services, they offer a wealth of information on nutrition; stress; organization; physical, mental and emotional clarity; energy; spirituality and related holistic topics.

HEAL will host regular meetings and events in order to bring together like-minded, holistic professionals in a conversational environment to replenish their enthusiasm for vibrant business, nourish their souls and share great energy and ideas. HEAL’s March meeting will be held on Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Top Priority.

Cost: $5. Location: 9609 Gayton Rd., Ste. 100, Richmond. For more information about HEAL, email [email protected] or visit