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​In the spirit of ongoing transformation, accessibility, and inclusion, Heron's Bridge/Valley Women's Martial Arts offers introductory and ongoing integrative arts programs from a feminist social justice perspective. Classes, workshops, and special events for all ages include instruction in martial arts, movement meditation, empowerment skills, self-protection and self-care strategies, healing and peace-building methods, interpretive dance, poetry, and more. HB/VWMA welcomes participants of any gender, physical/mental ability, race, creed, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, and body size. Program fees are on a sliding scale basis. There is an annual membership fee due each autumn:  $50/individual.  $75/family.

Experienced certified instructors conduct classes, workshops, special events, and private/semi-private lessons by arrangement at Heron's Bridge/VWMA, One Cottage St. #319, Easthampton, and at schools, social service agencies, community centers, medical facilities, arts organizations, and other venues. Contact: heronsbridge77@gmail.com​


​Lotus Peace Arts: Shinshii Janet Aalfs 
Dragon's Den School of Martial Arts: Sensei James Arana
Circle Center Aikido: Sensei Marin Goldstein

Our spacious, well-lit, accessible STUDIO is available to RENT. Reasonable hourly rates.

One Cottage Street #319, in the heart of Easthampton's Cultural District. Contact: heronsbridge77@gmail.com

HERON'S BRIDGE/Valley Women's Martial Arts

The best of what we had before – plus MORE!

A non-profit, collaboratively led, member oriented school and community center since 1977 offering multi-disciplinary arts education based in feminist social justice activism.


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