December 2016 EPWA Meeting: Breathing through the Holidays

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Ray's on the Green, Berrien Hills Country Club


(depends on selected options)

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Meeting Chairwomen:  Jo Ann B/Deb O.

Breathing through the Holidays


Ulrike McCarty
McCarty Well Drilling, Buchanan MI

Tuesday, December 13th

5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Presentation/Shopping

Reservations Due by December 8th

Speaker Topic

Living in a world of technology, work schedules, kids schedules; our mind gets overloaded with information and we seem to have a hard time shutting it down. The upcoming holiday season can add another stress factor. While we are stressed we tend to forget to breathe…..not that we don’t breathe at all but we turn to shallow breathing. Shallow breathing affects our nervous system and puts our body into distress and as you can guess -it is not healthy.

Learn some simple exercises to keep you calm thru the holidays and beyond. 

Speaker Biography

Ulrike (pronounced Olreka) McCarty is a native German. She met and married husband Greg while he was stationed in Germany with the US Army. After moving to the U.S. she pursued a Hair Stylist career. While raising her two children, she began working at the Family business as an office manager. In 2003, Ulrike and Greg purchased the family business and became sole owners of McCarty Well Drilling in Buchanan, MI.

Ulrike has always made exercise a priority. She enjoyed bike riding, walking, spinning classes. Once she started running, Ulrike completed seven Half Marathons, the Chicago Marathon and many 5k’s. Due to injuries from running and heavy strength training, she began taking yoga classes in 2012 to complement her running regimen, and noticed other benefits of yoga, like meditation.

She completed her yoga teaching certification in early 2016 (Certified by the Yoga Alliance); and is eager to share her knowledge and passion.

Ray’s on the Green (at Berrien Hills Country Club), 690 W Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, Terrace Room downstairs.


From I 94 take exit #27 Niles Rd. Toward St. Joseph 

(1.5 miles) Turn right onto West Napier at the light,

(.4 miles) Turn right (at the second light) into GolfView Road.

You have arrived at your destination.

Evening Cost
$25 (Members and Visitors) Late reservations or payment at door will incur extra $10 fee.


Buffet includes:  Garden Salad, Ranch & Italian Dressings, Vegetable Lasagna, Herb Roasted Chicken Breast, Roasted Red Skin Potatoes, Green Beans Amandine, Water, Coffee, Tea.   Cash Bar will be available.

Questions? Reach Jo Ann Bertrand by email at

If paying by mail, please remember that you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website.

Send payment to: EPWA c/o Jo Ann Bertrand
902 Eagle Point Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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