THE SPRING '16 SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, films, workshops, and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out this week's schedule (here's next week's, too). Then, drop in on a class anytime - preregistration recommended for workshops!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION: A Free Info Session with Kate Gray
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30-9:30pm ~ all are welcome!
Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. It’s the heart of mindfulness. Research has shown that it boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. Join Kate Gray for this enlightening info session about the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion course beginning May 11th. Free ~ all welcome
CHAKRADANCE with Christabeth Ingold
Friday, May 6, 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. $25 or class card + $10
Dharma Film Series presents INSIDE OUT
Saturday, May 7, 7pm ~ Childhood is never easy. This ingenious Pixar film takes us inside the head of eleven-year-old Riley who is uprooted from her happy home in the Midwest when her father takes a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley has different “parts”Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadnessthat are often in conflict. As Riley struggles to adjust to her new home, school, and classmates, turmoil ensues. Wildly funny and entertaining, Inside Out also reveals a deep understanding of the complexity of human emotions. $10 at the door/$35/2 CEUs for mental health professionals
SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, May 8, 7-9pm ~ Shamanic journeying is a tool that has been traditionally used by indigenous shamans for the healing of individuals and communities. 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, and see new ways of being in the world. Join Comma Williams for this journey circle where we will travel into non-ordinary reality. $15 or class card
MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION** with Kate Gray
An 8-Week Course in the Practice of Love from the Inside Out
8 Wednesdays, May 11 - June 29, 7:30-9:45pm
plus an afternoon retreat on Sunday, June 12, 1-5pm
The Dalai Lama has said If you don’t love yourself, then you are not able to develop compassion for others. Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone - it’s the heart of mindfulness. Research has shown that it boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week program based on pioneering research by Kristin Neff and integrated with the clinical perspective of Christopher Germer. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult emotions with care and understanding. $395 - preregistration with Kate Gray is required. This class meets a prerequisite for admission to MSC teacher training, and is particularly valuable for health-care professionals and nonprofessionals who want an in-depth experience of Mindful Self-Compassion. CEU’s available
Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, May 14, 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 if preregistered online, $20 or class card at door ~ need help? $5+ pay what you can
Tonight: Stories of Family What holds families together? What pulls them apart? How have your family relationships changed over time? Let's exchange stories about this profound root of our lives