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As a Women Studies major, certified Pilates instructor and owner of New Body Pilates Studio in West Seattle, Megan Phillips is especially interested in communicating ideas about health and well being. Her overarching goal is to create a platform where women can reconnect with their bodies, learn about health, nutrition, beauty and fashion, providing them with the knowledge they need to live their best lives. She firmly believes that one creates the most effective change in the world when one is working from a solid foundation of a healthy body, mind and spirit. Other than her passion for health and fitness, she is also interested in exploring societal trends and timely topics and has been published in both Seattle Magazine and Seattle Bride Magazine. She is also an avid snowboarder and surfer, and enjoys hiking, backpacking, sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. More cerebral pursuits include a love of reading (especially on the beach!), and nerd alert: doing math.

Open Arms’ Short And Sweet Auction At Seattle’s School For Acrobatics And New Circus Arts

Anyone who’s ever been to an auction knows that they can be a lengthy affair, especially so if the item you have your eye on gets auctioned at the end of the proceedings (and isn’t that always the case?) Not so in Open Arms’ Short and Sweet Auction that maxes out at two hours. Plus all the proceeds from the expedited event go to Open Arms Perinatal Services, a local non profit that operates from the perspective that when we know better, we do better.

Image Credit: Short and Sweet Auction

This fantastic organization supports pregnant low income women by providing them with prenatal and post partum support; birthing doulas; parental support; education through two years of the baby’s life; parenting classes; and breast feeding programs, including peer breast feeding counseling. The outcomes from this invaluable program include improved overall health for baby and mother (doulas even go grocery shopping with mother’s to help them make healthy choices), increased early learning, and increased language development to name a few.

The Short and Sweet Auction will be held at the School for Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA)–a local non profit dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of children through acrobatics and circus arts– and will provide lively entertainment from children and young adults showing off their spectacular acrobatic moves with an aerial silk performance. Watch in awe, but keep your eye on the prize because there are some fantastic goods and package deals being auctioned off, and just in time for the holiday season. No matter what your budget, there’s something to bid on: learn to make delectable pies by bidding on a local pie-making class or let the pro’s do it by bidding on a one week getaway to Paris. And who knows, you may even snatch up three Relaxing Nights at Beautiful Camano Island Beach House for a steal. See below for the full catalog of auction items. Happy bidding!

WHEN: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA)
674 South Orcas Street
Seattle, WA 98108

TICKETS: $15 in advance and $20 after November 21; space is limited. Register by clicking here. Or, if you can’t make it, make a donation by clicking here. Contact events@openarmsps.org for more info.

Check out the catalog of fantastic auction items by clicking here.


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