THE FALL SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, films, workshops, and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out this week's schedule (here's next week's, too). Then, drop in on a class anytime - preregistration recommended for workshops!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
GRATITUDE: A Free Thanksgiving Vinyasa Yoga Class ~ Barbara Freedman
Thursday, November 26, 9:30-11am ~ Imbibe the spirit of Thanksgiving with an uplifting yoga vinyasa offered freely by Barbara Freedman. Join us before the party starts, or come with family and friends to share a stretch, let go of tension, and cultivate the ease and joy of well-being. All are welcome to take part in this gentle yet energizing slow yoga flow, culminating in the tranquility of meditation, breath awareness, and lovingkindness. Share a healthy, happy day! Free & open to all on a first come basis
Special Extended Class! RESTORATIVE YOGA with David Schouela
Sunday, November 29, 4-6:30pm ~ Join yoga & meditation teacher David Schouela for a special extended restorative yoga class. Restorative yoga allows the nervous system to quiet and return to a balanced state, quieting the mind. At the same time the body gently stretches and opens, releasing chronic patterns of tension. As attention focuses on each breath, Restorative Yoga also cultivates the qualities of mindfulness and presence. Read more in David's recent article. $25 or class card + $10
SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, November 29, 7-9pm ~ doors open 6:45, close 7:20
Join us on the last Sunday of the month to explore the transformative healing powers of sound. You will both co-create and receive sound healing, and learn how to improvise music with a healing intention. Bring your favorite instruments or just yourself, your voice and your love. Prior musical or healing experience is welcome but not required. We look forward to seeing you! Suggested donation $10-20
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, December 5, 2-4PM ~ Join Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon for an in-depth experience of Restorative Yoga - a therapeutic system that uses the comfortable support of cushions & blankets to nurture the body in various gentle, long held resting postures. Restorative Yoga allows the nervous system to completely quiet and return to a balanced state, quieting the mind. At the same time the body gently stretches and opens, releasing even chronic patterns of tension. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door; $28 if registered by December 1 via email with Karen or Keith
Dharma Film Series presents A LATE QUARTET
Saturday, December 5, 7pm ~ When the cellist (Christopher Walken) of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a serious and terminal illness, the devastating news sets off a series of aftershocks that disrupt the dynamics of the group and bring long-simmering relationship issues to the surface. As they prepare for their farewell concert, the group’s second violinist (Hoffman) announces that he’s tired of playing such a subordinate role, both literally and figuratively, in his life. His marriage to Keener, who plays viola in the group, also undergoes a crisis, which is complicated by the disturbing discovery that their young daughter has been having an affair with the group’s first violinist. With strong performances by an ensemble cast of gifted actors, this powerful film is infused with a kind of intelligence and subtlety that is rare in American cinema. It also features the immortal String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 by Beethoven, a late work by the great maestro, which provides a sublime backdrop to interpersonal dramas unfolding between the players. Presented with the Institute For Meditation & Psychotherapy. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion; $35/2 CEUs for mental health professionals
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, December 6, 10-12n ~ You’re invited to receive Buddhist teachings (dharma), practice meditation, and experience the relevance and benefits of Buddhist philosophy and meditation in daily life. People of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs are welcome to this freely offered biweekly event ~ donations gratefully accepted