THE FALL SEASON CONTINUES...
...with a lineup of transformative classes, films, trainings, workshops, 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
Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends
Saturday, September 28, 7:30pm ~ Created by ancient Indian rishis from Vedic mantras, kirtan is a yoga of sound - an evening of beautiful music and heartfelt call-and-response singing. No previous experience is necessary to experience its emotional depth, yet powerful as it is, kirtan is effortless and incredibly enjoyable. Free ~ please make a donation!

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, September 29, 7-9pm ~ doors open 6:45, close 7:20
Join us on the last Sunday of the month to explore the transformative healing powers of sound. You will both co-create and receive sound healing, and learn how to improvise music with a healing intention. Bring your favorite instruments or just yourself, your voice and your love. Prior musical or healing experience is welcome but not required. Suggested donation $15-25

Special Event! GODDESS LOVES: A Women's Circle**
with Alisa Wright Tanny & Laney Goodman
Saturday, October 5, 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™. Please bring a journal, colored pencils, and a scarf or wrap. $40 - preregistration required - save your space with Alisa@theEmbodimentSanctuary.com or call 413-695-6950. Find out more about Alisa at TheEmbodimentSanctuary.com, and about Laney at sacredwavesofrhythm.com

Dharma Film Series returns! THE VENERABLE W.
Saturday, October 5, 7pm ~ Hatred will never put an end to hatred. Only love can do that. This is the eternal law. A celebrated observation, attributed to the Buddha, helps to account for the high regard in which the West has long held Buddhism as a religion of peace, tolerance, and generosity. That its large religious community or sangha in Myanmar has played a decisive role in the persecution and ethnic cleansing of the 4% Muslim population who call themselves Rohingya is almost unthinkable. Even more shocking: the most prolific, strident voice to be heard on Myanmar's national stage, energetically preaching racial hatred and fanning the flames of division, belongs to a preternaturally calm monk who calls himself Wirathu, or simply W. In the local premiere of this award-winning non-fiction film, acclaimed Swiss director Barbet Schroeder follows the influential 51-year-old monk as he campaigns tirelessly to rid Myanmar of non-Buddhists. It is a graphic, unflinching depiction of an unfolding genocide, captured by cellphone cameras and citizen observers. The Venerable W. is a riveting and extraordinarily compelling testament: an examination of dharmas both true and hideously false. It is also a timely, dire warning how a society and its peaceful religious traditions can be hijacked by nationalist extremism, racial bigotry, and supremacist ideology. Presented with the Institute For Meditaton & Psychotherapy. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion ~ $35 for mental health professionals earning CEs

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, October 6, 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. People of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs are welcome to this freely offered biweekly event ~ donations gratefully accepted

Fall
Classes

Drop in anytime!
Movement
Yoga
Gentle Yoga
Aikido
Qigong/Tai Chi
African Dance 
Nia
Awareness
  Through Movement
Bones For Life
Upcoming
Events
Please pre-register
Personal
Growth
Recommended
Nia/Ana Ayvazian - Mon, 11am
Community Yoga - Mon, 4pm
Recovery Yoga > Cyclists - M, 7:45p
Yoga w Props - T, 9:30a, W, 7:30a
Feldenkrais Mvt/Deborah - Tu, 12n
The Hip Joint/Deborah - Tu, 2pm
Qi Gong/Tai Chi/Pam - Wed, 10am
Bones For life/Deborah - Thur, 12n
Insight Meditation/Fez - Sun, 5p
Dharma Film Series
Insight Meditation
Mindful Self-
   Compassion
Patañjali Yoga-Sutra
Shamanic Journey
Spiritual Counseling
Sound Healing Circle
The Month Ahead...
Wellness
Acupuncture
Ayurveda
Craniosacral Therapy
Feldenkrais
Fitness Training
Hypnotherapy
Massage Therapy 
Personal Coaching 
Psychotherapy
Reflexology 
Reiki
Shiatsu
OCTOBER
6 Inner Allies/Shaw & Citrone
6 Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra/Juin
11 Dance! The 5 Rhythms/Margaux
12 The Mindful Art Of Being/Daniell
12 Continuing Yoga/Liz Owen
13 Yoga Lab: Back & Hips/Desmarais
13 Shamanic Journey Circle/Comma
19 New! Slow Flow Yoga/Desmarais
19 Live Music! Kirtan/Shubalananda
20 Dharma Talk, Meditation/Lama T
20 Dance! Continuum/Megan
20 Creative Writing/David Smith
25 Psychodrama/Maria Mellano
26 Restorative Yoga/Keith & Karen
26 Sacred Chant, Dance, Drum
27 Sound Healing/Brad & Comma