THE SPRING '17 SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, trainings, workshops, and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out the schedules for this week and next week. Then, drop in on a class anytime - preregistration recommended for workshops!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
'THE WORK' OF BYRON KATIE with Barbara Cherington
Mondays thru May 29, 7:45-9:45pm ~ The Work is a simple but powerful method of self-inquiry developed by renowned teacher and author Byron Katie, who discovered that any kind of stressful thought can be identified, investigated, and 'turned around', altering the thought's power to shape perception, behavior, or one's sense of self. $18 or class card at the door
New Morning Class! QIGONG with Maryellen Labelle
Wednesdays through June 7, 10-11am ~ Qi means life force energy and is the basis of everything in the universe, while gong means the work of cultivation. Qigong is a series of flowing and repeated movements, stretches and breathing exercises that are easy to learn and may be done anywhere without any special equipment by individuals of all ages and levels. $12 or class card drop-in ~ please wear loose clothing
New 8-Week Series!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION** with Sunada Takagi
Wednesdays, May 31 - July 26, 7:15-9:30pm (no class 6/21),
plus one all-day class on Sunday, July 16, 9-4
Mindfulness isn’t so much a tool or technique, but a different way of being. When we pay attention to our present moments, we start to see ourselves and our world more clearly. Instead of being driven by worry, anxiety, or feeling pressured, we begin to choose our responses more wisely. We find our way to a more balanced and centered life, guided by our inner strengths and values rather than old habits and reactions. This 8-week series is a thorough introduction to the art of mindfulness. It’s based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work in mind-body medicine originated at the UMass Medical Center. $450 preregistration with Sunada required
Open House ~ All Welcome!
THE YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200 & 300hr Teacher Trainings
Sunday, June 4, 4:30-6pm - free! ~ Join us for an informal Q & A about the upcoming Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training programs starting in September at the Arlington Center. Meet teachers and graduates, join us for some yoga, and enjoy the refreshments to follow. The core study is vinyasa flow yoga in which breath, movement and asana are combined with correct alignment and sequence into a transformative practice. Students will leave this training fully prepared to teach vinyasa style yoga classes and will have a comprehensive understanding of yoga asana, pranayama, anatomy of yoga, hands-on assists, shiatsu/thai bodywork, yogic philosophy, and meditation techniques. The Yoga Of Energy Flow program is directed by Daniel Orlansky & Liz Owen with Carrie Tyler, and features guest faculty including Chip Hartranft. For more details, please click on the link above - you can also email Daniel or call him at 866-702-6197
BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES: Conversations At The Edge
Monday, June 5, 7:45-9:45pm ~ This monthly continuing education (CE) program presented by the Institute For Meditation & Psychotherapy is for psychotherapists interested in Buddhist psychology, meditation, or mindfulness. Each lecture will address theoretical and clinical issues at the interface of these rich healing traditions, with topics ranging from addictions to forgiveness to countertransference, and will be followed by Q&A and discussion, moderated by Meghan Searl, PsyD. 2 CE’s are offered each evening to psychologists, social workers, nurses, LMFTs and LMHCs. $25/members of IMP, $30/non-members, $10/mental health students w/ ID ~ register here!
Tonight: IMPLICIT MINDFULNESS: Bringing Mindfulness Concepts to Pre-Contemplative Patients with Laura Warren, MD