It's not secret that the budget is tight in the City of Pittsfield, and perhaps even more so for Pittsfeld Public Schools. A nonprofit spear headed by Berkshire County educators, The Pittsfield Education Foundation, is working to raise money for teachers to better serve their students, this time with a full day and night of fitness and wellness.

The PEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Pittsfield Public School children and their teachers and has funded teacher grants for educators to pursue curriculum development, attend trainings and national conferences.

Their event coming up tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 3, is a day-long Wellness & Fitness Fest, at Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness, 55 North Street, Pittsfield, filled with fun, soul-nourishing dance, fitness and yoga classes from 9am - 6pm. In addition, there will be a number of informative talks and lectures given by area doctors and wellness professionals.

The event continues in the evening with the Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors  performing live music in the studio space from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Kelly’s Package Store will run a cash bar and there will be various appetizers offered from local restaurants.

Forty dollars will get you VIP Unlimited Classes and Lectures, as well as admission to the after party.  If you'd like to skip the classes and just attend the party, it's just twenty bucks. All proceeds will go directly towards PEF.

In addition to the classes and after party, there will also but lots raffles with great prizes including massage gift certificates and dinner's out.

$10 Suggested Donation per Class or Lecture - at the door
$40 VIP (Unlimited Classes / Lectures + After Party) - in advance
$45 VIP (Unlimited Classes / Lectures + After Party) - at the door
$20 for After Party only - in advance
$25 for After Party only - at the door

Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.

For more info please contact Julie Pellerin-Hererra:


Class Schedule (Main Studio)

9:00-9:15 Welcoming Remarks
9:15-10:00 Radiant Child & Family Yoga w/ Julie Pellerin-Herrera
10:15-10:45 Zumba w/ Rachael Plaine
11:00-11:30 Pilates for Yoga w/ Jenny Gadbois
11:45-12:15 Nia Dance Fitness w/ Diane Firtell
12:30-1:00 All Levels Yoga w/ Bobbie Fachini
1:15-1:45 Barre w/ Jillian Bamford
2:00-2:30 Yoga for Healthy Bones w/ Regina Burgio
2:45-3:15 Family Dance Class w/ Olivia Idella
3:30-4:00 All Levels Yoga Flow w/ Kathy Sprague
4:15-4:45 Hip Hop for All Ages w/ Serina Saunders
5:00-5:30 Belly Dance w/ Fiona Slattery
5:45-6:15 Gentle Restorative Yoga w/ Kelly Ziemba

Talk & Lecture Schedule (Upstairs Conference Room)

9:30-10:00 Own That Room: Presentations that Persuade
w/ Mark Avnet
10:15-11:15 A Call to Action- Trauma in our Community
w/ Jennifer Daily
11:30-12:00 Chair Yoga & Meditation w/ Cate Wolff
12:15-12:45 Sleep Fitness w/ Dr. Ed O'Malley
1:00-2:00 The Art and Science of Living with More Joy
and Less Stress! w/ Dr. Susan Lord
2:15-2:45 Sleep Fitness w/ Dr. Ed O'Malley
3:00-3:30 Stress Busting 101 w/ Lisa Avnet
4:00-5:00 Sound Healing Meditation
“Visualizing Your Healthy Future" w/ Dr. Mary O’Malley

After Party (Main Studio)

7:30-9:30 Live Music! Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors - Cash Bar & Appetizers

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