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All class and program fees on a full sliding scale basis: 

  • average monthly dues $50;
  • average per class $15
  • Annual Membership/ Registration Fee: $50 individual; $75 family

at VWMA, One Cottage St. #319, Easthampton, MA 413-527-0101

all ages, genders, abilities, movement styles, skill & fitness levels, walks of life
You may attend the full seminar or a segment. Donations gratefully accepted. Up to age 10 accompanied by adult participant: childcare area available. Wheelchair accessible: Liberty St. entrance.

Please sign-up by Oct. 1
Pre-register for the free seminar and/or purchase tickets for the buffet dinner by emailing

or call 413-527-0101 or 413-320-3248
(Buffet ticket price and online purchase coming soon but you can still pre-register)

Seminar includes a mix of activities for all to enjoy:
Karate – Open Hand Peacemakers; Modern Arnis – Percussion & Flow; Tai Chi & Qigong – Transforming Waves; Self-Protection/ Self-Care – Everyday Practice; Poetry – Heartmind/ Body/ Spirit Weaving;
Celebration Circle And Leadership Recognition

  • Shuri-ryu Okinawan Karate for Peace
  • Modern Arnis: Filipino Stick Arts
  • Jian Mei Healing Arts: Tai Chi & Qigong
  • Power Girls: ages 6-13
  • Peaceful Warriors: ages 6-10+, children and families
  • Self-Defense-safety strategies and empowerment skills
  • Movement Arts and Poetry

what's happening

Calling ALL VWMA Alumni! We want you to come to our 40th Anniversary celebration in October!                                                     Please contact us by email or phone. 

Robert S., Power Girls parent:  "We attended yesterday's Power Girls session and our daughters had an absolutely wonderful time! We are definitely returning next week. You have created an amazing and important program and community for the Pioneer Valley."
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Power Girls & Karate Peacemakers

& Lotus Peace Arts

  • VWMA School Motto: Courage, Compassion & Generosity Through Movement
  • 15 instructors with 200+ years of martial arts training
  • ​Wheelchair accessible, Green-space, Consider not wearing scented products/ perfumes

Everyone is welcome

Tai Chi & Liangong

Valley Women's Martial Arts

1977 - 2017

Poetry, Curiosity, Movement arts


Sarah P: I drive 50 minutes in snow and sun to get to classes at VWMA. The leader is incredibly respectful of each participant. I find that I can relax and gain not only physical well being, but a feeling of community nurturance. If a new person attends, right away she finds a way to meet them where they are while at the same time meet the needs of experienced practitioners. VWMA is dedicated to a deeper level of meaning within martial arts. I have studied chi gong for forty years, and VWMA is where I like to learn.

Arnis Filipino Stick Arts

Learn and practice health-enhancing skills and self-protection strategies


VWMA & Lotus Peace Arts offer introductory and ongoing instruction in movement arts, poetry, healing methods, and self-protection skills to participants of any gender, physical/mental ability, race, creed, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, and body size, regardless of ability to pay. Experienced black belts and advanced student teachers conduct classes, workshops, and special events at schools, social service agencies, community centers, medical facilities, and other organizations. These programs focus on safety strategies, empowerment skills, creative expression, healing, violence-prevention, feminist social justice issues, and positive actions for change and transformation.

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  • Next Leaders meeting Sept.15, 5:30pm
  • 40th ANNIVERSARY SEMINAR:   OCTOBER 14, 2-6pm  Register below

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  • Self-Protection, Movement Meditation, Peacemakers Programs, Poetry Workshops, and private/semi-private lessons offered by arrangement at One Cottage St. #319 and at other venues. Please contact us.
  • Our spacious, well-lit, accessible STUDIO is available to RENT.  Reasonable hourly rates -- please inquire. One Cottage Street #319, in the heart of Easthampton's Cultural District.