THE FALL '16 SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, 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
Special Event! WHAT'S YOUR TYPE?* with Herb Pearce
How To Identify & Relate Well To All 9 Personality Types
Friday, October 21, 7:30pm ~ Join author and therapist Herb Pearce for an exploration of the Enneagram, a revelatory model of personality whose identification of nine interconnected types sheds light on why we all perceive and act the way we do. Herb, who was recently profiled in The Boston Globe, will help you discover and make the most of your core type, as well as develop the strengths of all nine and learn how to recognize and relate well to each kind. Herb will also show how the Enneagram explains some of the seemingly inexplicable features of this year's presidential election, as well as a few past ones - the subject of his forthcoming book, US Presidents and Personality Type. $28 or class card x 2 - preregistration recommended
DAOIST NATURAL BREATHING* with Steven Cardoza
For Health, Stress Reduction, and Meditation
Saturday, October 22, 1-5pm ~ Breathing is fundamental to life, and breathing well is the cornerstone to superior health. Many Chinese doctors and qigong masters assert that it is the single most important aspect of self care. In this 4 hour workshop, you’ll learn how to reclaim your natural breath, breathing as you did when you were born. This improves the functioning of all your internal organs for greater health, less illness and more energy. You’ll learn a simple meditation based on Daoist breathing that you can practice every day. $100; $90 if payment received by October 19
YOGA AND PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH for Women and Men* with Lesley Hoey
Saturday, October 22, 2-4pm ~ The pelvic floor is an intimate area of the body yet its function and health are mysterious to many. This workshop will introduce what healthy pelvic floor function is as well as how yoga can help improve or maintain health and function in daily life. Come dressed to stretch, and bring along questions - the afternoon will be interactive, educational and experiential. $45 at door - preregistration recommended
Samhain ~ Honor The Ancestors!
SACRED DRUM, CHANT & DANCE with the Mother Drum* led by
Laney Goodman, Dave Estes, Kathleen Rouleau, Leah Emerson & Tribe
Saturday, October 22, 7:30-10:30pm ~ doors open 7pm
Come celebrate the Samhain harvest and honor our Ancestors with Sacred Drum,Chant and Dance with the Mother Drum. $20 or class card for adults, $5 per child (ages 10+). For more information, email Laney at email@example.com or visit sacredwavesofrhythm.com
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, October 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. All are welcome to this freely offered biweekly event ~ donations gratefully accepted
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS
Happiness as a Mindful Practice with Joan Klagsbrun
Sunday, October 23, 10-4:30 ~ We are a problem-oriented culture, one that pays a great deal of attention to what is wrong in our lives. We spend far less time paying attention to all the positives: the experiences in which we feel most alive, the places where we have been resilient in the face of adversity, the times when we feel joy. We pay a price for gravitating towards the negative. Positive Psychology is not about putting a happy face that covers over our important life struggles. It is about amplifying our authentic well-being. It is an evidenced-based approach for increasing our capacity for flourishing, and for fully appreciating our lives. By placing attention on positive experiences such as gratitude and enjoyment, we can actually think more effectively. In this workshop, we will explore how Focusing can be used to enhance and deepen your 'positivity', reflecting on five different pathways to wellbeing, then discovering and working with our signature strength. $75 at the door ~ approved for 6 CEUs for social workers and LMHCs