Upcoming Workshops, Films & Events
at The Arlington Center

Preregistration is recommended for workshops!




July

YOGA SUMMER CAMP: Weeklong Morning Yoga For Adults
with Annie Hoffman
Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 7-9am
Join Iyengar yoga teacher Annie Hoffman for a two-week yoga retreat in your home town - sometimes a stay-cation can do more to add a spacious and new outlook to your life than the work to get away from it all.  Each morning a new sequence will align your body, inspire your mind and open the heart of being human. Come to one or both weeks and jump start your summer intention to cultivate liberation and strength. $150/week, $35/session ~ attend any day or week ~ all levels welcome



August

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, August 2, 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

Open House ~ All Welcome!
THE YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Sunday, August 2, 6:30-8pm - 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. 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

Special Extended Class! RESTORATIVE YOGA with David Schouela
Sunday, August 2, 6:45-8:45pm
Join yoga & meditation teacher David Schouela for a special extended restorative yoga class. Restorative yoga allows the nervous system to quiet and return to a balanced state, quieting the mind. At the same time the body gently stretches and opens, releasing chronic patterns of tension. As attention focuses on each breath, Restorative Yoga also cultivates the qualities of mindfulness and presence. Read more in David's recent article. $25 or class card + $10

New Class Begins! PRENATAL YOGA with Mo Bruno Roy
8 Wednesdays, starting August 5, 7:30-8:30pm
Prenatal Yoga is beneficial for women at every stage of pregnancy. Yoga readies body and mind for the extraordinarily transformative events of pregnacy and birthing, as well as the first months with your baby. In particular, it enhances strength, flexibility, calm and presence, so helpful with the physical and emotional challenges of pregnancy. This class is designed for all levels of yoga experience - it offers both dynamic flow and restorative ease while addressing the changing states and needs of pregnancy, especially to relieve back pain and release tension. 8 wks/$112, $17 drop-in

Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Friday, August 8, 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! $15 or class card at door ~ $10 for students/elders/low income ~ $20 for arts supporters
Tonight: Leap Of Faith
Have you ever let go of what seemed prudent or reasonable and taken risks into the unknown? How did it work out? Any potential leaps of faith calling to you now?

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, August 9, 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

BREATHING INTO LIFE: A Sacred Circle with Lisa Jones
Friday, August 14, 7:30-9:30pm
Use the power of conscious, connected breathing to still the mind, clear emotions, and deeply relax & connect with yourself. Learn a proven and effective practice to gain freedom from the ‘monkey mind’, attain joy and clarify your intention. Take the opportunity to clear away what's been stressing you out. Find relief from pain, & understand why behaviors & situations are showing up in your life! Please wear comfortable clothing & do not eat heavily for a few hours prior to class. $35 or class card x 2 + $5
Lisa Jones has been an internationally accredited breathing therapist practitioner since 1998,who has taught thousands of individuals and supported their journeys into the body/mind realm through her workshops and private sessions. She is committed to building breathing in sacred circle communities and adding to the ones currently established in NH, MA and RI. Her belief is that when we breath consciously as a community the amount of healing that takes place is phenomenally amplified for individuals, their loved ones and the planet. Lisa invites you to share the insights and joy that come from incorporating body, mind, and spirit into your wellness

Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA*
with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, August 15, 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 August 12th 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, August 15, 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!
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

CHAKRADANCE with Christabeth Ingold
Friday, August 21, 7:30-9pm
Chakradance is a sweet dance with the soul. As you take this beautiful inner journey, you will clear blocked or stuck energy and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit. Through meditation, dancing, and creating a mandala, we will feel our connection rooting from within ourselves and out to the divine. Come see how this vital connection supports and moves your whole being, and what possible messages source has for you. Please wear comfortable clothing to move in and bring a water bottle. No experience with the chakras necessary. I look forward to connection back to the divine with you! $25 or class card + $10
Christabeth Ingold is a fierce, sparked up certified life coach, energy healer, and Chakradance™ facilitator. Her favorite work is being a student of life and loving you up. Meeting you exactly where you are, Christabeth will dive deeper with you and push you forward into living the awesome life you want! She is committed to your growth and spreading your flame. Christabeth has a background in expressive therapy, wellness and life coaching, reiki and loving big. You may find her giving hugs, laughing, dancing or connecting with Mother Earth

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, August 23, 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

Special Event! PSYCHODRAMA Open Session with Maria Mellano
Friday, August 28, 7:30pm
Join us for an evening of community building, personal growth and healing while learning about Psychodrama! Open sessions are psychodrama demonstrations offered under the direction of a qualified Psychodramatist to the public. Participate as little or as much as you want! All are welcome - both lay and professional - who are either interested in being part of experiential work for personal growth, want to learn about action techniques that could be used in individual and group psychotherapy, professional coaching and counseling, and/or who are considering joining an ongoing therapy or training group. For details, email Maria Mellano or call 857 284 7237. Sponsored by the NE Chapter of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. $10 at the door

Special Extended Class! RESTORATIVE YOGA with David Schouela
Sunday, August 30, 4-6:30pm
Join yoga & meditation teacher David Schouela for a special extended restorative yoga class. Restorative yoga allows the nervous system to quiet and return to a balanced state, quieting the mind. At the same time the body gently stretches and opens, releasing chronic patterns of tension. As attention focuses on each breath, Restorative Yoga also cultivates the qualities of mindfulness and presence. Read more in David's recent article. $25 or class card + $10

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, August 30, 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