THE WINTER '14 SEASON CONTINUES THRU 3/23...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, workshops, and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out the calendars for March 3-9 and March 10-16. Then, drop in anytime! Preregistration recommended for workshops...
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, March 8, 7:30pm True Story Theater, an Arlington-based improvisational theater company, wants to hear about your life. 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, arts supporters
Tonight: Stories about Changing Identity
CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES & COMMUNITIES with Allen Bourque
Sunday, March 9, 2:30-4:30pm ~ Curious about cultivating a deeper relationship with the Divine? The goal of this workshop is to support people to connect with the resources and evolving communities to deepen this relationship. We will explore how to strengthen and develop it through practices that are both ancient and steadily evolving in our own time. We will also look at communities and resources that support these practices. This introductory afternoon will include a presentation, sharing about our journeys, and periods of intentional silence. Requested donation $10 at the door
SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, March 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. $15 or class card
MINDFULNESS TOGETHER For Families** with Mary Ann Burnside
Saturday, March 15, 2-5pm ~ Parenthood and childhood are full of joy and stress, just like life. The good news is that we have a choice about how to work with what’s happening in our homes, schools and daily lives. Mindfulness, the art and science of working with our experience, is a practice we can choose, again and again, to cultivate confidence and compassion, reduce stress and reactivity and increase ease, peace, happiness and general well-being. In this special program designed for children ages 5-11 and their parents/caregivers, we’ll practice mindfulness together through music, movement, play and family-friendly meditations. $35-$55 per family, depending on size: 2-person family $35 / 3-person family $45 / 4-or-more person family, $55. Pre-registration is required for this program - register here
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, March 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. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at door; $28 if email by March 12 to Karen or Keith
Sunday Morning DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering
Sunday, March 16, 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