THE SPRING SEASON CONTINUES...
...with a lineup of transformative classes, trainings, 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 most workshops!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Free Info Session!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi
Wednesday, May 23, 7:15-8:45pm ~ There’s an increasing 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
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, May 27, 10am-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
CONTINUUM: Moving Inquiry with Megan Bathory-Peeler
Sunday, May 27, 12:30-4:30pm ~ Continuum is a gemlike movement and sound-based awareness practice, with different facets that allow the work to be approached from multiple angles. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of breath and wave motion. Info & registration? Email Megan
New Series! MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION** with Sunada Takagi
Wednesdays, May 30 - July 25, 7:15-9:30pm (Off July 4),
plus one all-day class on Sunday, July 15, 9-4 ~ Mindfulness isn’t so much a tool or technique, but a different way of being. When we pay attention to our present moments, we start to see ourselves and our world more clearly. Instead of being driven by worry, anxiety, or feeling pressured, we begin to choose our responses more wisely. We find our way to a more balanced and centered life, guided by our inner strengths and values rather than old habits and reactions. This 8-week series is a thorough introduction to the art of mindfulness, based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work in mind-body medicine. $450/sliding scale preregistration required
Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, June 2, 7:30pm ~ 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. Come celebrate our community, bring a friend, share a special story, or just watch, listen and enjoy! $15 if preregistered online, $20 or class card at door ~ need help? $5+ pay what you can
Tonight: Stories of fathers
Special! DIVINE SLEEP Yoga Nidra Teacher Training* with Jennifer Reis
Saturday-Wednesday, June 9-13 ~ Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is the antidote for modern life, a practice that heals and transforms on all levels (koshas)--the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, witness, and bliss bodies. Jennifer Reis, the creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra© and Five Element Yoga©, will help you gain the skills you need to lead others into deeper levels of freedom and health than they ever imagined possible. Schedule: Saturday, 12-6:30pm; Sun-Wed, 9-5. $690 - register here for 40-hour certificate training ~ preregistration strongly recommended ~ space is limited
HEALING WITH FLOWERS: Focusing and Flower Essences with Sharon Bauer
Saturday, June 9, 2-4pm ~ Inherent in each of us is the capacity for depth connection with the living world of animals and plants. Flowers in particular seem to speak directly from the soul of nature to the human soul. We'll attune to living flowers from Sharon’s June garden, using the power of Focusing to listen to what our bodies know below the level of conscious thought, then work with bottles of flower remedies that strengthen healing qualities of safety, hope, courage, creativity, intuition, and compassion. Extensive handouts for selecting flower essences will be available. No previous experience with Focusing or flower essences is necessary. $25 at the door