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Yia Mas - Greek Herbs for Wellness

  • Laiik 1710 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Yia mas / γειά μας / cheers

Yia mas is short for "στην υγειά μας" / "stin yeia mas" means "to our health" or "cheers"

Στην υγειά μας, to our health!

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Join us for Yia Mas - Greek Herbs for Wellness to discover Greece’s holistic side! Equal parts experiential and social, Yia Mas will kick off with an interactive discussion and finish with what we do best: enjoying Greek snacks and libations.

Laiik's Greek-inspired Dupont Circle pop-up will be our home for the evening as we learn how to integrate Greek herbs and food to live healthier. Afterward, we’ll mingle and munch on delicious Greek snacks, and sip on Mastixa and Greek wine. Prepare to walk away with a new appreciation for Greece’s natural gifts.

A few topics we’ll discuss: Why yiayia makes tsai tou vounou when you’re sick, how Greek sage differs from the kind you find elsewhere, what mastixa actually does, the special properties of St. John’s wort, and why Greek yogurt is so darn popular. Whether you’re simply interested in herbs or happen to be Greek and want to dive deper into the rich history of our land, this is for you.

The Yia Mas event series explores health, community, and consciousness as connected to Hellenism.

Your hosts for the evening:

Maria Christodoulou is a Clinical Herbalist and founder of Bliss Without Bother, a wellness retreat planning service, based in Brooklyn, NY. She offers herbal medicine consultations that combine Western Herbalism, Greek herbs, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Private consultations will be available during the weekend.

Kristina Maria Headrick is the founder of Yia Mas and Delphi Reclaimed. She works with clients in the arts, experiential, and wellness fields as a copywriter and strategist, in addition to teaching meditation, yoga, and Greek dancing classes. Yia Mas combines Kristina's love of her Greek culture and deep reverence for the healing prowess of the Greek land with her belief in the importance of wellness in our digital age.