THE FALL '14 SEASON CONTINUES THRU 12/28...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, workshops, films and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out the calendars for December 22-28 and December 29 - January 4. Then, drop in anytime! Preregistration recommended for workshops...
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Special Event! CHRISTMAS DAY YOGA with Barbara Freedman
Thursday, December 25, 9:30-11am ~ all welcome! ~ You're invited to a special Christmas Day vinyasa yoga flow with modifications for all levels. Celebrate the holiday season with new friends and old; start a family tradition; renew or create an intention to strive for optimum health in mind and body; and share the precious gift of health merely by taking part - a portion of the proceeds will go toward fitness equipment for the nonprofit Arlington Seniors Association, for which donations are gratefully accepted. Enjoy tea and light refreshments afterwards. $18 or class card at the door (or pay what you can)
Special Event! FIRST MORNING YOGA with Barbara Freedman
Thursday, January 1, 10-11:30am ~ all welcome! ~ Start the year with an uplifting yogaflow or vinyasa led by Barbara Freedman. 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 and happy day! $18 or class card at the door
Dharma Film Series presents IDA
Saturday, January 3, 7pm ~ A moving and intimate drama, both historical and personal, Ida follows a young novitiate nun in 1960’s Poland who's been raised as an orphan in a convent. On the verge of taking her vows, she finds out that she has a living relative and a dark family secret from the Nazi occupation. The traumas of the past, the legacy of the holocaust, and the weight of history all converge on a film that is personal, emotionally gripping, and deeply human $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion; $35/3 CEUs for mental health professionals
Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, January 4, 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
Free Info Session!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi
Wednesday, January 7, 7:15-9pm ~ There’s a growing body of research showing that mindfulness meditation is good for us for the body, the mind, and overall well-being. Come learn about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, an intensive 8-week course that gets you well on your way to reaping the benefits ~ the full program begins the following week.
Free! All are welcome - no preregistration required
Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, January 10, 7:30-9:30pm ~ True Story Theater, an Arlington-based improvisational theater company, wants to hear about your life. This troupe of skilled listeners will honor each story through the power of improvisatory drama, music, and movement. The stories you share will magically be brought to life as we explore this important common theme. Come celebrate our community, bring a friend, share a special story, or just watch, listen and enjoy! General admission $15 or class card at door ~ $10 for students/elders/low income ~ $20 for arts supporters
A Fresh Start Stories of beginnings you hunger for and those you achieved in the past. What enables us to start again, and what gets in the way? For yourself, your family, your community, for humanity, for the planet
SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, January 11, 7-9pm ~ Shamanic journeying is a tool that has been traditionally used by indigenous shamans for the healing of individuals and communities. 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. At the end of the journey you will have an opportunity to create a visual representation of your journey, to help ground it in ordinary reality, to make it visible in this world. $15 or class card