May Meeting: Discover Energy Healing

May 2nd @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Join HMN San Jose and Gitanjali Hemp, a master energy healer, as she offers a fun, insightful and interactive experience and introduces us to the world of energy healing and the realm of the subtle body. You will learn some basic energy healing tools, techniques and principals to use with your children. She will address preventative care, behavioral and health issues and will cater the focus of the night towards the needs and the interests of the people who attend.

Gitanjali brings 20 years of study and training with healers and masters from some of the world’s richest traditions and most cutting edge healing modalities. She has spent 18 years in active practice, both as a practitioner and teacher: leading retreats, workshops, 18-month professional training’s, virtual courses and facilitating ceremonies and Women’s Groups. Gitanjali Hemp is the founder of Syntara System, a deeply integrative, evolutionary energy healing modality that awakens consciousness, inspiring sustainable change. Through it she works with clients and students to help them cultivate awareness of their subtle body and most sacred selves, increasing their capacity for meaningful contribution and fulfilling expression in their relationships, lives and work.

December Meeting: Holiday Potluck & DIY Bath Salts

December 6th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Join HMN San Jose in celebrating the holidays!

HMN San Jose will be hosting their annual potluck and recipe swap PLUS everyone attending will be able to make bath salts to take home!

October Meeting: Annual Open House

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October 4th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Join HMN San Jose at our annual open house. Meet like minded people, enjoy yummy snacks, and learn more about a variety of holistic topics!

A make and take bonus: essential oil roll ons. Make a roll on tube with whatever oils you choose. We will have simple recipes to make first aid (tea tree based), sinus (eucalyptus based) and soothing (lavender based) ones.

Please join us and invite your friends and family!

HMN San Jose Homeschool Co-op Open House


HMN SJ Homeschool Co-op Open House
August 9th at 11am
Shareworld Learning Center, 21601 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

Discover a way for your homeschool children to learn and explore with like-minded families, but still retain your ability to homeschool the way you want!

Our Homeschool Co-op is a way for families to get together, pool resources, encourage our kids to learn and discover new perspectives, and have fun doing it! All activities are hands on, play based, and focus on STEM/STEAM with enough variety to interest all learners. Join us at our open house to learn more.

HMN San Jose’s Homeschool Co-op
Tuesdays 10am to 2pm from Sept 13th to Dec 13th
Pre-K/Kinder program and 1st – 6th grade program available

Optional class offered for 1st-6th graders: Play chess with Bay Area Chess, from beginner to advanced! Sessions are 10am to 11am

Some highlights of what we’ll be offering:
·         Pre-K/Kinder program & 1st-6th grade program
·         Each group will meet separately for the morning
·         Pre-K/Kinders will learn shape, number, letters and writing through hands on activities and art
·         1st-6th graders will have an (optional) chess class and STEM/STEAM hands on activities
·         All kids will come together in the afternoon for a life skills lesson (cooking, sewing, etc) and art

August Meeting: Great Lunch Ideas

bag lunch
August 2nd @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Do you dread making lunches?
Wonder who has time to put a yummy and nutritious lunch together before heading out the door?

Sometimes, the worst part about waking up in the morning is figuring out how to make an enjoyable lunch with the time we have before heading out the door!

If that’s you – join HMN San Jose as we discuss how to put together lunches that are quick, easy AND still yummy and nutritious! This will be a great meeting where we’ll have tips, recipes, and suggestions on how to handle the dreaded bag lunch and still have time in the morning. Feel free to bring any ideas and recipes you have – we will all be sharing.

June Meeting: Homeschooling


June 14 @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Have you considered homeschooling, but aren’t sure it’s right for you?
Looking for ways to supplement your child’s education at home?

Join the Holistic Moms Network of San Jose for a round table discussion of seasoned homeschoolers. Come and discover how different moms homeschool their kids, find out valuable tips, and gain knowledge and resources. Even if you do not homeschool, this will be a great meeting to discover ideas and activities that might interest any child. This will be a great discussion with lots of Q & A time.

There will also be a homeschool swap – where attendees may bring or take any materials/books/items.

The picture is from our HMN Homeschool Co-op!

March Meeting: An Unbiased Look at Vaccine

April 5th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

There is a world-wide conversation about vaccines taking place now.
Yet there is confusion on how vaccines work and what they actually do.

 Join HMN San Jose and Elliot Freed in an unbiased, informative discussion about vaccines. Using scientific data and medical facts, Elliot Freed will discuss the history of infectious disease and the science of vaccines and how they affect the body.

Elliot Freed has worked as a medical editor, both in China and the U.S.  He has taught Chinese medicine at his alma mater in San Francisco, The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and given seminars at UCSF and Bastyr University.  He had a private medical practice in Sonoma County, California for six years where his specialty was difficult cases.  More recently he has been traveling, researching and writing, and continues to consult on difficult or unusual cases around the world.

February Meeting: An Evening of Natural Beauty


February 2nd @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Interested in making quick and inexpensive beauty products?
Wondering what natural and holistic beauty products and treatments others love?

Join HMN San Jose for a fun evening of hanging out, pampering, and learning what others use, make, and/or recommend. Bring your favorite beauty products and/or remedies to show and share. We’ll try each other’s favorites and/or learn what others recommend. We’ll also be making a wonderful sugar scrub from the Doing It Gorgeously book by Sophie Ulliamo. Bring a small jar to take some home and enjoy smoother skin.

January Meeting: Annual Swap

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January 7th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

Join HMN San Jose in our Annual Swap. This is a fantastic way to find a new use for your gently used clothing, toys, and accessories. Kids grow so fast and, often times, their clothes are barely used. Why buy brand new when you can get like brand new for free? We also welcome men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories too.

We invite everyone to participate, so tell your friends, family, and anyone who might be in need. We simply ask that you take items that you will use (not sell) and that no items brought is broken, damaged, or not re-useable.

All items that are brought to the swap that are not taken at the end of the evening will be donated to a charity.

This event is a great way to check out Holistic Moms Network and the San Jose Chapter. Meet members, join in the fun, and help us in finding new homes for our gently used things.

We hope to see you there!

November Meeting: EFT Emotional Freedom Technique

November 10th @ 7pm at the Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, 95124

EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Susy J. Nayak, PhD will be guiding us in understanding what EFT is, how it will help in our everyday lives, and teach us some simple techniques that we may utilize anytime frustrations occur