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The Grounded Goodwife

Connecticut natives and Woodbury residents, Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban are preserving the past by weaving it with the present. The celebrated historian mother and herbalist daughter duo host unique holistic workshops and presentations.




Velya Jancz-Urban is a teacher, author, and expert on New England’s colonial women. Her entertainingly informative presentation, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife, is a result of the research completed for her novel, Acquiescence. Velya has presented at over 100 venues throughout the east coast and teaches a variety of historical/medicinal workshops with her daughter, Ehris Urban. Learn more at:





Ehris Urban is an herbalist, reflexologist, Reiki master and flower essence therapy practitioner. She is the founder of Grounded Holistic Wellness, LLC in Woodbury, CT. She teaches a variety of herbal workshops throughout New England. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, is starting a Master's program in Homeopathy in October 2016. Ehris enjoys beekeeping, tending her organic vegetable and herb gardens. Learn more at:


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