THE FALL SEASON IS UNDERWAY...
...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
Special Event! GODDESS LOVES: A Women's Circle**
with Alisa Wright Tanny & Laney Goodman
Wednesday, September 26, 2-5pm ~ Take an embodied journey into the wheels of light, nourishing the creative shakti that dances through each of our cells and activates our embodied presence and power. This feminine empowerment & chakra activation will be supported by toning, soundscapes, sacred drum & chant, yogaflow & BodyDance. We’ll explore authentic embodied expression and reclaim our playful relationship to the presence, power & pleasure in the blossoms of our alignment: pelvis~belly~womb. Please bring a journal, colored pencils, and a scarf or wrap. $40 - preregistration required - save your space with here or call 413-695-6950. More at TheEmbodimentSanctuary.com and sacredwavesofrhythm.com
New 8-Week Series!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION** with Sunada Takagi
Wednesdays, September 26 - November 14, 7-9:15pm
plus one daylong class on Sunday, November 4, 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 Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work in mind-body medicine originated at the UMass Medical Center. $450/sliding scale preregistration required
ULTIMATE COURAGE with David Spound & Daniel Ellenberg
Self-Compassion Training Workshop for Men
Saturday-Monday, September 29 - October 1 ~ Many men find that traditional roles no longer work or serve them well. Age-old male norms have become recipes for shame, anxiety, and feelings of alienation which can lead to stress, relationship problems, workplace difficulties, substance abuse, damaging behavior, anger, and depression. To meet the evolving needs of men in today's society, we have created Ultimate Courage - a powerful, interactive, skill-building workshop that draws from ancient wisdom traditions, modern neuroscience, and psychological research. In this workshop, we encourage men to discover and embrace their real strengths, while also bringing kindness and understanding to their difficulties. For more information and to register, please click here: http://ultimatecourage.org
THE 5 RHYTHMS: Art of Light & Shadow with Margaux Skalecki
Saturday, September 29, 7:30-10:30pm ~ If you'vve danced the WAVE, you know the maps and the gateways into your 5 Rhythm's ecstatic dance of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Still. Come explore the shadow side of each Rhythm, linked to how we operate on a daily level. The 5 Rhythms experience is a practice: a daily, conscious stepping into your Waves of movement, noticing the Rhythms in all live. Preregistration required ~ $38 if received by September 26 ~ see PayPal link at margauxskalecki.com
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, September 30, 10:15am-12:15pm ~ 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 accepted
FOCUSING: Mindful Practice for Insight & Stress Reduction with Beilah Ross
Saturday, September 30, 2-4pm ~ Focusing is a quiet, meditative and gentle way to get in touch with one’s whole sense of a problem or situation. It helps us go beyond intellectualized views and gain direct access to deeper and more authentic experience. This workshop is for those new to Focusing as well as those who have some experience and want more practice. $25 payable by check or cash at the door