Women's Community Wellness Center

Women's Community Wellness Center

Women's Community Wellness Center


The Women's Community Wellness Center, located in the Stratfield section of Fairfield, a community full of busy women, and families, opened to serve the women in our area and those nearby through every cycle of life through group classes, workshops, and gatherings. Our clients choose to  live a healthy and fulfilling life, knowing that wellness is more than being free from illness, but it is a process of change and growth towards a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle. 

Your health and wellness matter!  Everything we feel and do relates to our well-being and  directly affects our actions and emotions. Our wellness center is based on holistically addressing women's well-being through classes and workshops, as well as services of our nurse practitioner and sober coach, Joy Herbst.  We offer multiple classes in yoga, bellydance, meditation, nutrition, women's circles, and more.


Sober Toolbox Course

Women's Community Wellness Center

Women's Community Wellness Center

Sober toolbox, The Sober Toolbox course for women in dynamic alcohol free living,

The Sober Toolbox ~ A Women’s Program in Dynamic Alcohol Free Living is a 6 week online course that takes you through life changing, elemental self care practices utilizing the 5 P's for dynamic sober living.


Join Joy and a select group of like-minded women seeking empowered alcohol-free living on a journey that reveals and guides you on your unique path into deep healing through self exploration, spirituality, nutrition and yoga.

 The course includes: 

  • WEEKLY GROUP  COACHING VIA ZOOM video conferencing

Women for Sobriety

Women's Community Wellness Center

Women for Sobriety


Women for Sobriety, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women discover an abstinent New Life.  It is the first self-help recovery program based on the unique emotional needs of women. 

The WFS New Life Program is based on Thirteen Acceptance Statements which encourage emotional  and spiritual growth.  The Thirteen Statements act as a guide for women to embrace positive lifestyle changes.  Any woman seeking an abstinent New Life is welcome to join WFS.  

Our online meetings occur on our private Zoom meeting room occur three times per week during the pandemic: Tuesday at 12pm, Thursday at 7pm, and Saturday at 10:30am.  

Meetings offered by donation.

Please read the Online Meeting Guide and Introduction to WFS prior to attending.  

Yoga of Recovery

Bellydance classes

Women for Sobriety


 Yoga of Recovery (YoR) integrates the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda with the modern recovery ideas and the tools of 12-Step Recovery. It is open to all who are looking to overcome self-destructive or addictive tendencies.  

Classes incorporate Hatha yoga asanas (suitable for all levels) along with Pranayama  (breathing exercises) and conscious relaxation. All this helps to develop not only the body, but also to broaden the mental faculties and spiritual capacities. Yoga exercises improve the health of the spine and aid the proper function of the internal organs. They also work on the  nervous system and the endocrine system (glands and hormones) therefore  restoring health and balance to the entire system. 

Local classes will resume later this Spring with Joy at the new Women's Community Wellness Center in Fairfield. 

Durga Leela, the creator of Yoga of Recovery, also offers YOR retreats in CA, VA, Bahamas, Vietnam. 

Bellydance classes

Bellydance classes

Bellydance classes

Contemporary Fusion Bellydance with Joy, Joydances, photo by Peter Paradise

 Joy Herbst is a well known fusion and contemporary bellydance artist and teacher in Connecticut.  She offers regular classes, workshops, private lessons, as well as performs and hosts the CT Bellydance Salon

Joy is available for your special women-centered event including:

  • Solstice and Equinox gatherings
  • Retirement parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Goddess gatherings
  • Women’s Circles
  • Red tent celebration

Naturopathic Doctor

Bellydance classes

Bellydance classes


Dr. Artemis Morris N.D., L.Ac. 

Artemis Wellness Center

87 Cherry St, Milford, CT 06460. 203-783-9802 

 Dr. Artemis supports her patients in their healing process  by utilizing a combination of advanced conventional medical diagnostic  assessment and testing, sophisticated naturopathic clinical tools, and  time-tested traditional natural therapies, such as, herbal medicine and Acupuncture. She is co-author of the book, The Anti-Inflammation Diet for Dummies. 

Physical Therapist

Birthing Centers & Midwives

Birthing Centers & Midwives


Black Rock Physical Therapy

Tara Collins PT, IMT.C, CSCS
2889 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605  

 203-345-1720 Office 

203-549-0725 Fax 

 Black Rock Physical Therapy offers Advanced Holistic Manual Therapy, customized Home Exercise Progression, and specialization in conditions not typically treated with Physical Therapy in a warm, quiet atmosphere.  Also shares space and philosophies with Black Rock Pilates.

Birthing Centers & Midwives

Birthing Centers & Midwives

Birthing Centers & Midwives


Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center 

94 Locust Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 748-6000

 Cathy Parisi C.N.M and her fellow certified nurse midwives at the Connecticut Childbirth Center in Danbury, CT are exceptional caregivers.  Cathy is the Midwife Director of the CT Birth Center, the only freestanding birth center in CT. 

Circle for Life Midwifery, Sarah Najamy CNM, Shelton, and Fairfield, CT

Breastfeeding & Lactation

Birthing Centers & Midwives

Breastfeeding & Lactation


Breastfeeding Resources

Dr. Tina Smilie, Dr. Jennifer Young, et al

2505 Main Street

Suite 223

Stratford, CT 06615


 Breastfeeding  Resources is a physician-based private medical specialty practice  devoted solely to breastfeeding mothers and babies.  

I cannot recommend these phenomenally patient and talented women enough,  nor extend enough gratitude for their services.