Hygeia Wellness Park
The Hygeia Wellness Park is a virtual wellness community for people who want a reliable wellness resource partner for health and self-care.
Hygeia Wellness Park
“We aim to bring together learners and teachers to engage, interact, and lift each other up while spreading positive energy that improves our own lives and the world around us. Now, more than ever, the ripples of positive care for ourselves and each other are so needed.”
– Cynthia, Mary, and Anna
The idea for Hygeia Wellness Park was sparked in the mid-1990’s when Cynthia Moore, then the nutritionist at the Greenbrier Clinic, Spa and Resort in West Virginia, envisioned ways people could come and learn healthy self-care in high quality, trustworthy settings. A colleague at the University of Virginia convinced Cynthia that gathering these resources online would offer more quality control. The Hygeia Center for Wellbeing website, the initial site was developed. The name Hygeia comes from the Greek goddess of mental and physical health and embodies Cynthia’s vision of healthful resources focused on prevention and self-care.
Cofounders Mary Sherman and Anna Delong have helped shape the current mission and vision for service. Today the Hygeia Wellness Park, is a virtual experience where you can access high quality health resources, learn from online and in-person classes, and connect with others, including personal health coaches, for support on your journey towards vibrant, holistic health.
At Hygeia Wellness Park, you may choose to:
About the Founders
Cynthia Moore, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND
Cynthia has worked in preventive & therapeutic nutrition settings, in spa, culinary and medical education for over 30 years. She is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, diabetes educator, and Duke-certified integrative health coach. For the last 20 years she has been involved in practical applications of positive neuroplasticity as a provider/facilitator of EBT-Emotional Brain Training, Nourishing Resilience and researcher with mind-body skills. Cynthia holds BA and MS degrees in nutrition science and graduate coursework in counseling, mind-body skill regulation and pastoral counseling. She’s also an instructor and yoga therapist in the Integral yoga tradition.
Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP, CAPP
Mary Sherman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional with over 20 years of experience. She has worked with the University of Virginia Faculty and Employee Assistance Program since 1996. She obtained her Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and is additionally trained as a professional coach. She has expertise helping employees improve communication skills, balance work and home, manage stress, and increase happiness. She is a dynamic and engaging presenter on a variety of positive practices designed to enhance people’s overall well-being.
Anna DeLong, LCSW, CEAP, Mindfulness Teacher
Anna DeLong has worked with the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, the Faculty and Employee Assistance program as well as is the Founder and Director of Mindful Options 4 Health. Anna has accumulated more than 30 years of experience in her various roles as a Consultant, Trainer and Psychotherapist. In addition, she has been an avid Practitioner of Mindfulness since the early 90’s and is trained and sanctioned to teach Mindfulness by the UMASS Medical School. Anna is also a voracious student of neuropsychology and stays on top of evidence based strategies to promote wellness, healthy relationships and living with ease. She is passionate about sharing this empowering information with others and has developed workshops and programs on various wellness related topics. Anna is described as an amazing trainer who paves a path that is understandable, accessible, empowering and even entertaining along the way.