THE WINTER 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
New 8-Week Series!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION** with Sunada Takagi
Wednesdays, January 16 - March 6, 7-9:15pm
plus one daylong class on Sunday, February 24, 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. It’s based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work in mind-body medicine originated at the UMass Medical Center. $450/sliding scale preregistration required
INSIGHT MEDITATION: Healing The Heart*
A Half-Day Retreat with Matthew Daniell
Saturday, January 19, 1-4:30pm ~ Insight Meditation teaches us to calm the mind by steadying attention in the present moment. From this place of quiet inner strength we can learn to open into a fuller range of mental, emotional, and physical experiences. This insight meditation retreat will work with the postures of sitting, standing, waking, and lying down as we feel the silent support of the community we form together. There will be guided meditation, and the opportunity for discussion and exploring strategies for integrating the practice into our daily lives after the silence ends. Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. Preregistration recommended here
New Monthly Series! YOGA For Continuing Students with Liz Owen
Saturday, January 19, 4:30-6pm ~ This alignment-based practice will renew, refresh, and restart your body and mind at the end of your busy week. Each class includes centering your mind and warming up your body, a mix of vinyasa and sustained postures, pranayama, and deep relaxation - just what one needs to approach a new week with clarity and vitality! Open to students with 1+ year experience. $18 or class card at the door
Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends
Saturday, January 19, 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!
CONTINUUM: Moving Inquiry* with Megan Bathory-Peeler
Sunday, January 20, 1:30-4:30pm ~ Continuum is an awareness practice sourced by movement and sound that facilitates explorations into embodiment, health, creativity and universal connections. Unfolding as mindfulness in motion, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of audible breath and wave movement. For more info & registration, please email Megan
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, January 26, 2-4pm ~ Join Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon for an 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 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. The afternoon will unfold with a brief sequence of flowing Kripalu yoga to warm up and prepare the body, then plunge into profound spheres of tranquility and ease. The class may also feature gentle chanting and Reiki to sooth and relax. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door; $28 if registered by January 23rd via email with Karen or Keith