Upcoming Workshops, Films & Events
at The Arlington Center

Preregistration is recommended for workshops!




September

YOGA TWISTS: A Workshop* with Anne Curtis
Saturday, September 20, 1-4pm
Join Anne Curtis for an exploration of yogic twists that will deepen your practice and energize your inner organs
$35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door
Anne Curtis has been teaching student-centered Iyengar-based yoga for more than 10 years. Her goal is for each individual to find their way toward greater understanding of their own body and how to work with yoga poses to bring about a finely tune and mindful balance. She offers classes and workshops in Arlington, Cambridge and surrounding areas through Yoga Within, founded in 2010

Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA*
with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, September 20, 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. The afternoon will unfold with a brief sequence of flowing Kripalu yoga to warm up and prepare the body, then plunge into profound spheres of tranquility and ease. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door; $28 if registered by Septemper 16th via email with Karen or Keith
Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon have been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and are both certified at the 500 hour level by the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, September 20, 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. Shubalananda (Larry Kopp) has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, Karunamayi and Shree Maa. His guitar & harmonium playing and voice of experience gives his kirtan a power and a heartfulness that is shared with all who join in. Find out more at www.shubalananda.com. Freely offered ~ please make a donation!

Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, September 21, 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 
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Brookline, MA

The Secrets Of EASE-FULL SITTING*
Feldenkrais with Josh Schreiber
Sunday, September 21, 2-4:30pm
Whether you sit to meditate, to work at a desk, or, as I do, to play a musical instrument, the quality of what you are doing is deeply affected by how well you sit. We don't need a physical therapist or a mom to tell us that there is something wrong in our sitting posture: we can feel it in our aching backs and sore shoulders and necks (though we may need a professional to point out to us that our so-called repetitive strain injuries are also linked to the way we hold ourselves as we sit). The key to improving your sitting posture lies not in the position in which you sit, but in the way you move while you sit. Not just how you move your hands as you reach for a mouse (though that's important too) but how you organize your back and move your pelvis, how you breathe, and how you receive the support of the floor through your feet and the support of the seat through your bottom. In this Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® workshop you will begin to discover a balanced and dynamic approach to sitting posture and learn some tools to practice and improve at home. For a more in-depth exploration, join Josh's weekly Awareness Through Movement class. More information at discover-yourself.com. $32 or class card x 2 + $5

Special Weekend Retreat!
HOW THE BUDDHA TAUGHT MEDITATION**
New Light On The Early Teachings with Chip Hartranft
at the Barre Center For Buddhist Studies
Friday, September 26, 7:30pm - Sunday, September 28, noon
If you're a meditator who has encountered the Buddha's instructions in the Satipatthana or Anapanasati Suttas, have you ever wondered why they don't exactly match what you've experienced or were taught? Meditation was the most important element in Siddhattha Gotama's own path to Buddhahood–it was how he came to see things as they are and know the end of suffering, nibbana, for himself. Important discoveries in recent years, however, have led to a growing scholarly consensus that the key texts laying out the Buddha's meditative path Satipatthana, Anapanasati, and Kayagatasati suttas–are the inventions of later compilers. As we compare our experience to the fragmentary original instructions that have survived and been integrated in sometimes contradictory ways into the Pali Canon, as well as Chinese, Tibetan, Sanskrit and other sources, a new picture begins to emerge: a simpler, more practical and organic approach to the teachings and their application that is both consistent with the Buddha's time and culture, and an antidote to our own. This workshop will consist of illuminated presentation, dialogue, and meditation. For information and registration, click here
Chip Hartranft is the founding director of The Arlington Center, dedicated to the integration of yoga and dharma practice, and has taught a blend of yoga movement, breathwork, and mindfulness in the Boston area since 1978. He is the author of The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation with Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO FOCUSING*
A Mind-Body Approach to Self Understanding,
Acceptance and Growth
with Cathy Cornell & Judith Stein
Saturday, September 27, 2-5pm
Focusing is a gentle, compassionate and non-judgmental way of giving attention to your inner experience. By following a series of steps, focusing helps us to tap into our natural abilities and resources to find a way to accept our reality, gain a healthy perspective on our problems and grow and change in ways that we desire. This 3-hour workshop will give you the basics of Focusing. You will have opportunities to practice the Focusing process and get familiar with felt sensing. You will be able to explore how you might use this process to make change in your life, find what is truly alive for you, deepen your understanding or relieve some stress. We will use experiential exercises and didactic teaching and include time for discussing and sharing. This workshop is for those new to Focusing as well as those who have had some experience. $25 if registration received by 9/24; $30 at the door. Learn more at FocusingNewEngland.com
Cathy Cornell, LICSW is a social worker and a Focusing-oriented psychotherapist in a private practice in Wellesley. She is a Certified Focusing Trainer and has taught Focusing to individuals and groups. She also practices and studies Buddhism
Judith Stein, PhD is a licensed psychologist and a Focusing-oriented psychotherapist, who has a private practice in Lexington. She is also trained in Mindfulness-Based therapeutic approaches and has been teaching and practicing mindfulness in the Boston area for many years. As a therapist, she relies on her mindfulness practice and focusing orientation as a foundation for her work with others

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, September 28, 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



October

YOGA BACKBENDS: A Workshop* with Anne Curtis
Saturday, October 4, 1-4pm
Join Anne Curtis for an exploration of yogic backbends that will deepen your practice and energize your inner organs
$35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door
Anne Curtis has been teaching student-centered Iyengar-based yoga for more than 10 years. Her goal is for each individual to find their way toward greater understanding of their own body and how to work with yoga poses to bring about a finely tune and mindful balance. She offers classes and workshops in Arlington, Cambridge and surrounding areas through Yoga Within, founded in 2010

Introduction to CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES & COMMUNITIES with Allen Bourque
Saturday, October 4, 2-4pm
Drawn to cultivating a deeper relationship with the Divine? This workshop will support people to strengthen and develop their Heart connection to through prayer practices. We will also look at communities and resources to nurture these practices. This introductory afternoon will include a presentation, dialog, and periods of intentional silence. You are welcome whether you are are comfortable, ambivalent, or uncomfortable with Christian traditions; and whether you have established practices or not. This session will be followed up with prayer workshops throughout the year. Requested donation $10
Allen Bourque returned to Christianity after an absence of 50 years through the contemplative practices of the Cloud of Unknowing. While "away" he studied and practiced Buddhist insight meditation for 12 years. He has also practiced tai chi from Taoist health, energy and meditative perspectives for over 20 years. His approach is grounded in the Wisdom work of Cynthia Bourgeault. For more information contact him at allen.bourque@gmail.com

Dharma Film Series presents VISITORS
Saturday, October 4, 7pm
What if it were possible to see ourselves and our world with new eyes, with which what ordinarily lies invisible within the familiar - a face, say - can bloom into focus? In their wordlessly stirring, visionary new film Visitors, Godfrey Reggio (The Qatsi Trilogy) and composer Philip Glass unspool a hypnotic cascade of stunning monochromatic images that reintroduce us to humanity and its creations, one distinctive visage after another. As our perspective expands from fabricated earthly skylines to an austere lunar landscape harkening to us in an echo of Kubrick’s 2001, the beings and world we think we are begin to grow alien. Whether in the steady erosion of our artifacts, or simply in the flicker of facial micro-expressions, no permanence is anywhere to be found. Nothing, it seems, is much more than a ‘visitor’, yet that very fact is what seems to bind us together. Visitors is one of the most transfixing, contemplative film journeys ever made, even as it patiently sits unmoving, in wait for the hidden to become visible. 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

Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, October 5, 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 
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Brookline, MA

AFRICAN HEALING DANCE: A Training with Wyoma
Sunday, October 5, 6:45-9:45pm
What are daily practices that sustain us? Wyoma created the African Healing Dance mastery program to answer that question. This bi-monthly program offers African dance and Improvisation. Included also are practices of meditation, imagery, yoga, massage, and nutrition arts, integrated. The curriculum focuses on Traditional African and Caribbean dance, Ashe Namaste (yoga dance), singing, meditation, and the mystery of the divine feminine. You will both write and dance the abundance of your story. Each 3-month period focuses on a different theme. Sessions feature live or recorded music. The Training offers both a 1-year program and a 2-year certificate track. Participants may attend individual 3-month modules or 7-day intensives. Three 3-month modules are offered each year on 1st & 3rd sundays of the month, Sep-Nov, Jan-Mar, & May-Jul. The 7-day Intensive runs Sun-Sat. 4 hrs/day - next intensive Sep 7-13. 3-month session/$595, 7-day Intensive/$595, 1 year/$1450, 2 years/$2450 - no prior dance experience needed. For registration please contact wyoma@wyomadance.com

BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES
Conversations At The Edge
Monday, October 6, 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. These community evenings offer an opportunity to gather with colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection between Buddhist psychology and modern psychotherapy. This year’s presenters are long- term meditators with significant expertise in practice and in teaching. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion, moderated by Christopher Willard, 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 with ID. 9-month series $175/members, $225/non-members ~ no refunds > missed sessions
Tonight: CALMER CHOICE: Bringing Mindfulness to Youth
with Fiona Jenson & Adria Kennedy
In this evening’s presentation, participants will learn new ways to bring mindfulness practice to children and adolescents. The Calmer Choice program integrates mindfulness with social emotional learning, current brain neuroscience, health promotion and wellness education. The curriculum of this mindful awareness program offers both students and teachers the opportunity to embody and personally experience the benefits of mindful practice. Outcome research as well as practical steps and best practices for introducing kids to mindfulness and implementing programs in schools will be covered

Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, October 11, 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 supporters of the arts ~ all are welcome
Visible and invisible: stories of disabilities Within ourselves, facing our limitations...and discovering new strengths. With others, confronting painful ignorance...and enjoying great kindness

Introduction To AYURVEDA: A Workshop* with Veronica Wolff
Sunday, October 12, 2-4pm
Have you ever wondered if there was a way to take your health into your own hands? Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old system of natural medicine that allows you to do just that. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and together they provide the tools for a healthy, balanced life. Ayurveda and yoga help to achieve total health and longevity through the integration of body, mind, and spirit along with the natural rhythms of life. In this workshop we will learn how the elements and the energies in the universe can allow us a better understanding of our health. With the knowledge of the dynamic relationship between these natural patterns and our bodies, we gain more self-awareness and we can realize our true potential. $28 or class card + $10
Veronica Wolff has practiced yoga since 2001 and has been teaching since 2004. She weaves influences from Iyengar, Kripalu, and Shadow Yoga lineages through her teaching. Veronica primarily studies with Annie Hoffman, Liz Owen, Anne Curtis, and Chip Hartranft. Known for her sense of humour, Veronica is incredible adaptable, easily sculpting classes to students needs as they arise. Veronica is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, having studied both at Kripalu and in India. "Yoga and Ayurveda have completely changed my life, allowing me to see more clearly into my own heart. My goal is to bring yoga and Ayurveda to as many people as possible and help them align with their true potential."

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, October 12, 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. 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

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 ~ Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, 24
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
Margrit Romang, PhD, LMHC has been a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for the past 14 years and received ordination by him into the Order of Interbeing in 2006. Margrit teaches meditation and works as a psychotherapist and mindfulness coach in private practice in Arlington, MA

Live In Concert!
GOVINDA SKY: Ocean Of Mercy CD Release Party
with Jaya Madhava Das

Friday, October 17, 8pm
Come dance and groove with Govinda Sky's transcendental music for the body & mind - chants, trance & hip hop - powered by modern beats and bhakti. $10 suggested donation

FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS for Ancestral Healing
Facilitated by Samvedam Randles, Dipl Psych, LMHC
Saturday, October 18, 9:30-4:30
at the Watertown Center for the Healing Arts
Emotionally traumatic events can be passed down to children non-verbally and often revisit families for generations. Family Constellations work offers an effective way to trace back a current problem to the upstream wounds and events that persist in causing this difficulty. Come and explore how your family history has shaped you and partake in ancestral healing methods that allow love to flow through the generations and set you free to create your own life path. Open constellation workshops are offered once a month. $150 - preregistration recommended
Samvedam B. Randles, Dipl Psych, LMHC is a German-trained psychologist and founder of the Inner Arts Institute, where she offers individual and group-focused approachs to therapy. In practice over 30 years, she has accompanied many people on their journeys, offering a unique perspective and powerful tools such as Family Constellations and Breathwork to help people transform their lives

SYSTEMIC CONSTELLATION: A Training Program
with Samvedam Randles, Dipl Psych, LMHC
Begins Sunday, October 19, 9am
at the Watertown Center for the Healing Arts
Experience a 9 month immersion training in the powerful modality of Family Constellations. You'll learn how to apply the approach to both family systems as well as work systems/organizations. Family Constellations is an excellent tool for therapists and energy workers and interesting for all who wish to explore how their parents' lineages have shaped them. CEUs available for NCBTMB, MMCEP and nurses. For more information, visit familyconstellationsboston.com

BOOMERPLUS® YOGA FOR SENIORS*
Yoga Practice and Therapeutics
with Liz Owen and Amy Kraft
Saturday, October 18, 12-6pm & Sunday, October 19, 1-5pm
Improve your fitness - reverse the effects of aging - feel better - kiss depression goodbye. Join Liz Owen and Amy Kraft of BoomerPlus® Yoga for this special workshop specifically geared toward those 50 and older looking to improve their personal fitness and reverse the effects of aging. The program includes discussion of physical, emotional, and mental health issues, and practice including yoga postures and breath work. Exercises for daily living situations, biomechanical alignment, yoga therapy, lower back health, and easing depression and anxiety are included. You’ll learn how yoga can help your boomer years to be happy and healthy! A practice manual is provided, and Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back (Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi, Shambhala 2013) is available for purchase. Health care providers, caretakers, family members, and yoga and fitness instructors are also welcome. 10 Yoga Alliance® CEUs are available. View program schedule here and here. $240; $215 early bird discount until 10/11
Amy Kraft, E-RYT 500 is president and founder of BoomerPlus® Yoga, a system of life that combines yoga, biomechanical research, and therapeutics to help everyone live an optimal life, independent of specific fitness goals. Amy is a holistic wellness instructor teaching yoga and therapeutic techniques in addition to her research in biomechanics. With over 35 years experience, Amy is an expert in the field of senior yoga. boomerplusyoga.com
Liz Owen, E-RYT 500 is an inspiring and passionate yoga teacher. She has taught since 1990 and is known for her light-hearted teaching style as well as for the depth of her knowledge. She is co-author of two NIH-funded studies at Boston University School of Medicine studying yoga as a healing modality for depression and anxiety and is co-author of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, Shambhala, 2013. lizowenyoga.com

CULTIVATING HAPPINESS*
An Introduction to Positive Psychology with Kim Childs
Saturday, October 18, 2:30-4pm
Learn how the science of Positive Psychology can help you to make choices that support greater happiness and well-being in life. Certified Positive Psychology Coach Kim Childs will offer practices from the field that center on Appreciative Inquiry, or asking the "right" questions, to direct our minds toward what is good, what is working, what we can learn and how we can benefit, no matter what happens in our lives. You will be invited to try on these practices and have the option to follow up after the workshop. Bring a journal or notebook for the written exercises. $18 or class card
Kim Childs is a Certified Positive Psychology Life and Career Coach, a writer and a Kripalu yoga teacher who leads workshops based on The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. Kim's writing is featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul, Natural Awakenings magazine Kripalu?s Thrive and her blog, A Pilgrim on the Path. Visit her at KimChilds.com

KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, October 18, 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. Shubalananda (Larry Kopp) has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, Karunamayi and Shree Maa. His guitar & harmonium playing and voice of experience gives his kirtan a power and a heartfulness that is shared with all who join in. Find out more at www.shubalananda.com. Freely offered ~ please make a donation!

Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, October 19, 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 
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Brookline, MA

WHEN WE LISTEN...Focusing with Roberta Whitney, MA
October 25, 2-4:30pm
Like inhaling and exhaling, Mark Nepo writes in Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, the ways we silence our noise and open our heart are forms of deep listening. Focusing is a renowned process that takes us there, into the silence and into the abode of our own wisdom. In the hours together, we will work with its steps and learn the timbre of our ‘body’, deepening a profound resonance in being heard & met -- toward knowing ourselves. We shall also companion others, noticing how the heart of ourselves touches into the living experience of another, opening to a sacred, collective realm of being. $25 preregistered, $30 at the door

Honor The Ancestors For Samhain with
SACRED DRUM, CHANT & DANCE with the Mother Drum
Led by Laney Goodman, Comma Williams, Dave Estes & friends
Saturday, October 25, 7:30-10:30pm
7pm doors open ~ 7:30pm Circle begins
Drum your heat, Dance your light! Come celebrate the Samhain harvest and honor our Ancestors with Sacred Drum,Chant and Dance with the MOTHER DRUM in the four directions of the Medicine Wheel. Do something a little different this Halloween and celebrate the true meaning of the season as we rejoice in the Harvest and gather to remember and honor our Ancestors, who came before us and paved our way. Bring drums and rhythm instruments and join your tribe as we celebrate the sacred circle of life during the time leading up to this powerful cross quarter gateway. If you wish, come and remember your ancestors with a photo or an article of clothing to put on our Remembrance Altar (be sure and take this personal article home with you at the conclusion). $20 or class card ~ bring a canned or dry good for a local food pantry and pay only $15 - feed those in need while we feed our spirits with gratitude and joy as we gather to Re-Member. This is a drug, alcohol and smoke free event. All welcome! (Children age 10 or over welcome if accompanied by an adult). Email Laney for more information or visit sacredwavesofrhythm.com

AYURVEDIC CLEANSE: A Seasonal Workshop* with Veronica Wolff
Sunday, October 26, 2-4pm
Do you feel like you need to reset your body’s systems? The change of seasons is a great opportunity, and an Ayurvedic cleanse can help us to accomplish just that. Fall is a natural time to go within and check on what habits are helping us and which are hurting. Far from a starvation cleanse, an Ayurvedic cleanse uses simple natural foods, yoga, and lifestyle practices to assist the body in the removal of toxins. In this workshop we will learn the principles behind an Ayurvedic cleanse and how to do one at home using simple practices and ingredients. Guidebook and recipes will be provided. Additional guidance from Veronica available on request. $28 or class card + $10

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, October 26, 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