THE WINTER '17 SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, trainings, workshops, films, 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
YOGA FOR HORMONE BALANCE*
A 6-Week Series with Susan Desmarais
6 Wednesdays, January 18 - February 22, 5:30-7pm
This series of 6 weekly classes will illuminate the chakras, the endocrine system, and the many ways yoga can balance and enhance them. Through lecture and practice we will explore how various asanas can fine-tune each organ in the endocrine network, to better play its part in an ongoing hormonal symphony whose optimal function is essential to good health. We will also discuss what stress and high/low cortisol levels can do to your other hormones; learn to recognize how sub-optimal endocrine function shows up in our bodies; and, examine the effects of lifestyle, sleep, and nutrition. Learn how you can empower yourself, using the wisdom of yoga to bring your inner symphony into harmony! $95 preregistered; $18/class card per class
PSYCHODRAMA Open Session with Maria Mellano
Friday, January 20, 7:30pm ~ An Open Session is aimed at introducing people to Psychodrama. It is instructional, experiential and low key - a great way to experience the greatness of Psychodrama within a safe setting. Though therapeutic value is often felt from the experience, Open Sessions are not psychotherapy sessions and the director is not present in the role of psychotherapist. Open Sessions are for participants to experience the Psychodramatic method as an introduction, with time for questions, and all experience levels are welcome. Prior registration is requested but not required. All interested lay persons and professionals are welcome. Offered by Maria Mellano, LICSW. For more information and to register, please visit MariaMellanoTherapy.com $10 at the door
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, January 21, 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 January 18 via email with Karen or Keith
KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, January 21, 7:30pm ~ Created by ancient Indian rishis from Vedic mantras, kirtan is a yoga of sound - an evening of beautiful music and heartfelt call-and-response singing. No previous experience is necessary to experience its emotional depth, yet powerful as it is, kirtan is effortless and incredibly enjoyable. Freely offered ~ please make a donation!
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, January 22, 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
SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, January 22, 7-9pm ~ Shamanic journeying is a tool that has been traditionally used by indigenous shamans for the healing of individuals and communities. Most commonly, shamans use drums and rattles to shift their consciousness into non-ordinary reality, a trance-like state, to communicate with their helping guides and spirits. We know now that anyone can learn to journey, to connect with their own helping guides and spirits in non-ordinary reality in order to get answers to personal questions, solve problems, open creativity, see new ways of being in the world and obtain healing information for themselves and their community. Join Comma Williams for this journey circle where we will travel into non-ordinary reality and ask for information to help us get clarity about our path for this coming year. $15 or class card