MALT in the News:

CBS Philly, May 2023

Mt. Airy Learning Tree was featured on CBS 3 Philly as part of their Mental Reset Series during the month of May.

Our dance instructor Marck “Flaco” Best demonstrated line dancing, and brought a group of dancers from his dance studio, Flaco’s Dance Factory in Jenkintown, to join the fun! Instructor Sheila Holiday led the dance as well, and taught the steps to keep the good times going during the full hour in Love Park!

Vicki Mehl invited all of her MALT t’ai chi students down to the park and we also had passersby join the class.

Here she is being interviewed about the five aspects of T’ai Chi including how to relax with the movements.


Chestnut Hill Local

Learning to love the ‘beautiful efficiency’ of flowers

March 16, 2023


CBS Philly, May 2022

Mt. Airy Learning Tree was featured on the evening broadcast to kick-off the station’s Mental Reset Series.


Weavers Way Shuttle, Jan. 2022

Chestnut Hill’s distilling couple to share their know-how

Long-time Chestnut Hill residents Walter and Katy Palmer are the co-owners of Palmer Distilling Company, a small craft distillery at 376 Shurs Lane in Manayunk. (Photos by Susan Beard Design)

The good and the bad about online dating

Mt. Airy resident, model, actress and writer Sandra Wade, who has many years of online dating experience, is teaching an “All About Online Dating” course Mt. Airy Learning Tree

Grassroots efforts to rise above ugly partisan divide

Local marriage mediator Max Rivers hopes to bring Braver Angels, a national grassroots organization that seeks to promote healthy political discourse, to the Philadelphia area.

‘Dreamer’ Low is high on the ladder of multiple talents

David Low, who spent five years living in the Siddha Yoga Ashram in New York State, including one year at their facility in India, will be teaching “The Interpretation of Dreams”

From Communism to wealth-building classes in Mt. Airy

Paul Mladjanovic, a financial expert who has authored several books on investing and spoken about investing during numerous TV appearances, will be teaching three classes for MALT

Wayne Junction brewery: from attic to Attic

Todd and Laura Lacy of Attic Brewing will give a talk on the history of beer at MALT.

Hiller shares ‘miracle’ that ended decades of pain

Nicole Rodriguez runs the “posture therapy” center, “Pain-Free Philly,” at the Montgomery Integrative Health Group, 1108 East Willow Grove Ave. in Wyndmoor. (Photo by Len Lear)

Mt. Airy classes for older folks are a real stretch

Starting Sept. 18 and continuing for five sessions, Ferguson-Hardin will be leading “Fergie’s Bootcamp,” an extreme workout with push-ups, running, climbing, jumping, burpees, etc.

Saddled with stress? Take MALT’s ‘Horsemanship 101’

Misty, whose classes begin Sept. 24, has been able to share her love for horses with over 400 students during her 12 years with MALT.

More than 275 MALT classes are back in session

This is the cover of the MALT catalogue. It began arriving in Mt. Airy mailboxes around Aug. 30.

MALT author has improved skills of countless students

Toizer took this terrific shot in Colorado. “I was on a trip with the Equine Photographers Network,” she said. “There were wranglers (cowboys and cowgirls) that ran the herd through a pond.”

Hill resident Barbara Bloom, MALT founder, dies at 79

Barbara Bloom, MALT founder


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