THE WINTER 2015 SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, workshops, films 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
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, March 7, 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. And, as attention focuses on each breath, Restorative Yoga also cultivates the qualities of mindfulness and presence. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door; $28 if registered by March 4th with Karen or Keith
Dharma Film Series presents MONK WITH A CAMERA
Saturday, March 7, 7pm ~ In 2012, the Dalai Lama chose Geshe Thupten Lhundup to become the abbot of Rato Dratsang, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in India. What made this appointment historic was the fact that the new abbot was the first Westerner in Tibetan Buddhist history to attain such a lofty, highly regarded position. Even more remarkable, he had been born Nicholas Vreeland, and he was the son of a US Ambassador, grandson of the legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and himself a photographer trained by Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. Monk With A Camera is an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind film about a modern-day prince whose unique path from privilege to renunciation to artistic success charts a new course for the dharma. Presented with the Institute For Meditation & Psychotherapy. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion; $35/3 CEUs for mental health professionals
Open House ~ All Welcome!
THE YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Sunday, March 8, 6-7:30pm - free!
Join us for an informal Q & A about the upcoming 200 hour 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. For more details, please click on the link above - you can also email Daniel or call him at 866-702-6197
SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, March 8, 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
MINDFULNESS: A Path To Cultivating Joy And Compassion
An introduction to concepts and meditation practices in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh** with Margrit Romang
6 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm ~ March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20
Mindfulness awakens and enriches every part of us: body, mind, and heart. Let mindfulness coach and psychotherapist Margrit Romang guide you in transformative practices based on essential teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh. Each session you will have the opportunity to explore and develop a meditation practice that touches on a different aspect of life and experience, including how to establish calm and joyful presence, as well as transform old wounds and difficult emotions. You'll learn how to look deeply into old habitual, emotional and relational patterns rooted in our own, collective and ancestral consciousness, and to loosen their grip. $175, preregistration required. For more information and registration, visit margritromang.com or call 781-643-2565