Upcoming Workshops, Films & Events
at The Arlington Center

Preregistration is recommended for workshops!




January

PSYCHODRAMA Open Session with Maria Mellano & Joel Thayer
Friday, January 24, 7:30pm ~ all welcome!
Psychodrama uses the power of theater to explore and understand issues in our lives. An Open Session is instructional, experiential and low key - a great introduction to the process within a safe setting, with time for questions, and all experience levels are welcome. Prior registration is requested but not required. More at BostonPsychodrama.com. $20 or class card at the door

INSIGHT MEDITATION & COMPASSIONATE AWARENESS
A Half-Day Meditation Retreat with Matthew Daniell
Saturday, January 25, 12:30-4pm ~ Insight Meditation teaches us to calm and steady attention in the present moment through simple mindful awareness, see into the changing nature of all experience. This wisdom practice allows us to naturally let go of unwise clinging that harms ourselves and others. Compassionate Awareness is a quality of heart and mind that allows us to embrace suffering in ourselves and the world with greater spaciousness, warmth, and committed responsiveness. This engaged awareness can be cultivated through intentionally embracing open hearted attitudes and formal intentional practices that run counter to much of our “me first” conditioning. Together, wisdom and compassion are considered like the two wings of a bird, both essential for living a wise, kind, and engaged life. In this half day retreat we will systematically explore cultivating these complementary practices in a way that can become unified and that naturally integrates formal and daily life practices. Beginners and experienced students alike are welcome to attend.
$35 base, $45 sustaining (actual cost of the program), $55 contributing ~ please pre-register here ~ paying at the highest level you can afford helps us make our programs available to as many people as possible. There is also an opportunity to offer additional dana (generosity) for the teacher at the end of the program. Please let BMC know if finances are an obstacle
Matthew Daniell has been practicing Buddhist meditation for over 30 years. He studied Zen in Japan, Tibetan Buddhism in India, and Insight Meditation in India, Burma, Thailand, and the United States. His teachers include Munindra, Dipa Ma, Larry Rosenberg, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. Matthew is a founder of the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport, as well as its primary and guiding teacher

Monthly Class! YOGA For Continuing Students with Liz Owen
Saturday, January 25, 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. $20 or class card at the door

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends
Saturday, January 25, 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!
Shubalananda Larry Kopp has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, KarunaSeptemberi and Shree Maa. His guitar & harmonium playing and voice of experience gives his kirtan a power and a heartfulness that is shared with all who join in. Find out more at shubalananda.com

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, January 26, 10am-12pm
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 
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, January 26, 7-9pm ~ doors open 6:45, close 7:20
Join us on the last Sunday of January, April, July, & October 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. We look forward to seeing you! Suggested donation $15-25

YOGA THERAPY For Bone & Joint Health** with Susan Desmarais
6 Wednesday, 5:15-6:45pm, January 29 - March 4 ~ As we age, our bones and joints begin to deteriorate with wear & tear. Whether one has osteoporosis or arthritis, yoga presents positive 'side effects' for these conditions, including: improved posture, directly addressing spinal fractures; balance, and gait. Yoga practice not only enhances circulation, coordination, range of motion, and strength, but also reduces pain, improves function, and brings about positive mental states. Yoga has been documented to reduce the risk of falling, as well - the main cause of osteoporotic fractures. Join Susan in this 6-week series of explorations in joint and bone strength, stability and mobility. Each session will build upon the others, as skills are developed and expanded upon. There will be a short lecture with an accompanying handout at each session, containing an outline of each class. Susan will include holistic nutritional tips on how to support bone and joint function, with simple methods of tracking improvement, and dietary adjustments. $165 cash or check payable to TAC - preregistration is required by January 22nd for this progressive series - to register, contact Susan at 671-913-0531 or via email
Susan Desmarais is a Yoga Therapy teacher currently under the supervised practicum of Dr. Jaime Stover-Schmidt and Carrie Demers, MD of Spanda Yoga Therapy & Movement, and is also certified in various nutritional/digestive modalities

CONTINUUM: Flow Motion Fridays ~ Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell
Friday, January 31, 7:15-9:30pm ~ Unwind from the week in an unhurried space where breath, sound, and gentle movement can replenish our nervous systems. Exploring floor-based sequences I design, you may un-digitalize your mind and rest in the fluid intelligence of your body. No previous experience is required; curiosity is the only prerequisite. $35 or class card x 2 at the door
Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell is an experienced movement educator and expressive arts therapist who cherishes the body as an on-going  creative process. A member of the Continuum Teachers Association and Tamalpa Institute's faculty, she facilitates embodied awareness practices for groups and individuals in Boston and New York, and presents internationally on somatic movement therapy and education. For more information click here and here



February

Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA*
with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, February 1, 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 also features gentle chanting and Reiki to sooth and relax. $35 or class card x 2 at the door; $28 if registered by 1/29 via email with Karen or Keith
Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon have been practicing yoga for more than 15 years and are both certified at the 500 hour level from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Karen is a Second Degree Reiki Practitioner in the Usui Tradition

Dharma Film Series presents SILENT LIGHT
Saturday, February 1, 7pm ~ As the sun slowly rises on a nearly wordless family breakfast, it quickly becomes clear that the marital bond has been rent by a love not only forbidden but nearly unspeakable within their tightly ordered Mennonite religious community in rural Mexico. Can it be that this irresistible love is an Eden—a gift both wholesome and divinely tendered to its earnest lovers—or no more than a diabolical temptation issuing from a darker source? As triangular tensions mount steadily toward a catharsis unlike any other in film, Silent Light attains to a timeless, transcendent spirituality, imbued with the magical powers of wisdom and compassion Presented with the Institute For Meditaton & Psychotherapy. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion ~ $35 for mental health professionals/CEs

DIVINE SLEEP™ YOGA NIDRA: A Workshop with Juin Cohen
Sunday, February 2, 2:30-3:45pm ~ Join Juin to experience and learn about Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. You'll be guided in a deep and restful Divine Sleep meditation practice, during which nothing required of you except to lie down, listen and give yourself permission to rest and restore. Through Dive Sleep Yoga Nidra you will experience deeper levels of inner relaxation than you imagined possible, finding new sources of balance and energy. $20 or class card at door ~ suitable for all levels

THE 5 RHYTHMS with Margaux Skalecki
Ecstatic Dance Practice & Authentic Relating*
Friday, February 7, 7:30-9:30pm ~ The 5 Rhythms™ ~ Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness ~ create a wave of energetic states of being. Each rhythm has a gateway and a 'map to ecstasy' we each dance to find our own way. This is an evening of returning: to the love of who we are, and to our own wealth of bodily wholeness. All ages, levels of experience welcome, from adults to kids 10+. Wear soft soled shoes, or dance in socks or bare feet, and bring extra layers of clothing. Preregistration suggested ~ sliding scale $15-$25 ~ click on Paypal tab at MargauxSkalecki.com

ART & YOGA: A Workshop ~ Samarrah Clayman & Laura Stevens
Saturday, February 8, 2-4pm ~ Come express yourself though movement and art. This class will teach Kundalini Yoga (the yoga of awareness) exercises to help release your creativity and allow  you to connect deeper to your inner self. Following the yoga, we will create art based on the themes explored in the yoga. We will have fun and play in a relaxed and encouraging environment. No previous art or yoga experience is required. $35 preregistered, $40 at the door, with 10% discount to social workers, teachers, other healthcare professionals ~ info and preregistration at 781-483-1300 or via email ~ 5% of proceeds go to American Indian College Fund
Samarrah Clayman is a yoga and meditation teacher, a social worker and a writer based in Lexington, Massachusetts
Laura Stevens is a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor. She completed an Art and Yoga certificate program through Kripalu Yoga Center in 2016. She completed her Kundalini Yoga and Teacher Certification in 2012. She is also a psychotherapist, and she teaches social work at Simmons College

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, February 9, 10am-12pm
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 
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

CONTINUUM: Moving Inquiry* with Megan Bathory-Peeler
Sunday, February 9, 1:30-4:30pm
Awareness changes how we physically move. As we become more fluid and resilient so do the mental, emotional and spiritual movements of our lives. Emilie Conrad Da'Oud, Continuum founder
Continuum is an awareness practice sourced by movement and sound that facilitates explorations into embodiment, health, creativity and universal connections. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of audible breath and wave motion. By being present to what is in the moment, one can make more informed choices for action that are more symbiotic, less effortful, and also maintain a focus on connection rather than fear or isolation. For more info & registration, please email Megan
Megan Bathory-Peeler is a passionate somanaut. For 25 years, Megan has been exploring the frontiers of embodiment and human relationships - insatiably curious about what it means to live fully in a human body and within the human experience. Based in Western Massachusetts, she guides her students and clients to make their own innovative discoveries, drawing on her skills as a Continuum teacher, somatic therapist/educator, performance artist, activist, and mother. She also teaches classes weekly in Greenfield, MA and will start teaching in Europe in 2019. Please visit somanautiko.com

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, February 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! Join Comma Williams along this monthly crossing into non-ordinary reality to gain insight, information, and clarity about your path going forward. $20 or class card

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends
Saturday, February 15, 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!
Shubalananda Larry Kopp has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, KarunaSeptemberi and Shree Maa. His guitar & harmonium playing and voice of experience gives his kirtan a power and a heartfulness that is shared with all who join in. Find out more at shubalananda.com

PSYCHODRAMA Open Session with Maria Mellano & Joel Thayer
Friday, February 21, 7:30pm ~ all welcome!
Psychodrama uses the power of theater to explore and understand issues in our lives. An Open Session is instructional, experiential and low key - a great introduction to the process within a safe setting, with time for questions, and all experience levels are welcome. Prior registration is requested but not required. More at BostonPsychodrama.com. $20 or class card at the door

New Monthly Class!
YOGA For Continuing Students with Liz Owen
Saturday, February 22, 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. $20 or class card at the door

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, February 23, 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 
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Focusing on ADULT CHILDREN: What Do They Need From Us?
A Workshop with Kelley Bothe & Julie Ramsey
Wednesday, February 26, 7-9pm ~ In this workshop we will explore the complicated and challenging role of being a parent to our adult children. In this relationship, we sometimes find ourselves in no-mans-land, where any hint of 'parenting' is often unwelcome. Despite our belief that we have "great wisdom and insights" to offer our adult children, our advice is often unwanted and offering it counter-productive. So what do our adult children really need from us? And what do we want for them? In this workshop we will explore how as parents, we can foster and maintain positive and warm connections in light of our sometimes ambiguous role, their wants and needs and our own. The basic tenants of mindfulness, and in particular focusing, can guide and enhance our capacity to be attuned to our adult children, and ourselves, so that we can respond to them in supportive and creative ways. Through case examples and experiential exercises we will apply the principals of mindfulness to these precious relationships. $25 at door, cash or check to TAC

CONTINUUM: Flow Motion Fridays ~ Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell
Friday, February 28, 7:15-9:30pm ~ Unwind from the week in an unhurried space where breath, sound, and gentle movement can replenish our nervous systems. Exploring floor-based sequences I design, you may un-digitalize your mind and rest in the fluid intelligence of your body. No previous experience is required; curiosity is the only prerequisite. $35 or class card x 2 at the door
Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell is an experienced movement educator and expressive arts therapist who cherishes the body as an on-going  creative process. A member of the Continuum Teachers Association and Tamalpa Institute's faculty, she facilitates embodied awareness practices for groups and individuals in Boston and New York, and presents internationally on somatic movement therapy and education. For more information click here and here

HEART HEALING Through Meditation, Movement & Sound*
with Jenna Carson & Janet Kessenich
Saturday, February 29, 1:30-4pm ~ Our heart is the center of our being, the chakra of love. When we live from our heart, we connect fully with ourselves, others, and our lives. Yet the heart is often challenged by the hurts and wounds we’ve experienced, making it hard to be open and to enter life fully. Through meditation, therapeutic yoga, and sound healing, you’ll deepen your connection with your spirit, bring in healing light and come back into alignment with your Highest Purpose. $30 - please preregister here ~ for more information, contact Janet at 617-784-4426 or via email
Jenna Carson is a Kripalu-certified Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga. She received her Master of Divinity from Harvard, where she focused on spiritual care and counseling. Jenna teaches classes and has a private Therapeutic Yoga practice in which she works with clients individually, tailoring each program to their personal needs. More at jennacarson.com
Janet Kessenich, MM, is a workshop leader, sound healer, and author whose work facilitates a deeper connection with one’s personal essence – your best self – so that you can live and contribute from a fully integrated, empowered place of alignment and wellbeing. She is the author of Music Lessons for the Spirit, a collection of essays drawn from the spiritual/life lessons she learned as a pianist. As a sound healer, she brings the essence of music – calibrated vibration – into her work with clients and workshop participants. More at spiralenergies.com

SAFE, EMBODIED PRACTICE: Stability & Mobility*
with Ruth Knill, LicAc, RYT
Saturday, February 29, 2:30-4:30pm ~ Join Ruth Knill for this workshop designed to develop stability, protect your joints, and deepen your yoga practice. The balance of yin/yang in the body is maintained by an intricate tapestry of energy channels and organs. In this workshop we will use Jeremy Krauss' Solvents and Glue, along with imagery from BKS Iyengar, to safely align our meridians so they can bring the energy from the extremities into our organs and back. We will  also strengthen arm & leg muscles using weights, meridian alignment principles and small movements to complement and prepare for daily activities as well as yoga and meditation. Please bring 2 wide hard cover books about 1.5 to 2 pounds each to use as weights. $28 or class card x 2 ~ preregistration recommended ~ please contact Ruth at 781-888-0101 or via email



March

DIVINE SLEEP™ YOGA NIDRA: A Workshop with Juin Cohen
Sunday, March 1, 2:30-3:45pm ~ Join Juin to experience and learn about Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. You'll be guided in a deep and restful Divine Sleep meditation practice, during which nothing required of you except to lie down, listen and give yourself permission to rest and restore. Through Dive Sleep Yoga Nidra you will experience deeper levels of inner relaxation than you imagined possible, finding new sources of balance and energy. $20 or class card at door ~ suitable for all levels

AFRICAN HEALING DANCE: An Intensive Training** with Wyoma
Sunday-Saturday, May 3-9, 6:45-9:45pm
** Preregistration required by
March 3 via email
What are daily practices that sustain us? Wyoma created the African Healing Dance Mastery Program to answer that question. This bi-monthly program offers African dance and Improvisation. Included also are practices of meditation, imagery, yoga, massage, and nutrition arts, integrated. The curriculum focuses on Traditional African and Caribbean dance, Ashe Namaste (yoga dance), singing, meditation, and the mystery of the divine feminine. You will both write and dance the abundance of your story. Each 3-month period focuses on a different theme. Sessions feature live or recorded music. The Training offers both a 1-year program and a 2-year certificate track. Participants may attend individual 3-month modules or 7-day intensives. Three 3-month modules are offered each year on 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month, May-Jul, Sep-Nov, & Jan-Mar. The 7-day Intensive runs Sun-Sat, May 3-9, 4 hrs/day
7-day Intensive/$595; 3-month session/$595, 1 year/$1450, 2 years/$2450 - no prior dance experience needed. For registration please contact wyoma@wyomadance.com

THE 5 RHYTHMS with Margaux Skalecki
Ecstatic Dance Practice & Authentic Relating*
Friday, March 6, 7:30-9:30pm ~ The 5 Rhythms™ ~ Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness ~ create a wave of energetic states of being. Each rhythm has a gateway and a 'map to ecstasy' we each dance to find our own way. This is an evening of returning: to the love of who we are, and to our own wealth of bodily wholeness. All ages, levels of experience welcome, from adults to kids 10+. Wear soft soled shoes, or dance in socks or bare feet, and bring extra layers of clothing. Preregistration suggested ~ sliding scale $15-$25 ~ click on Paypal tab at MargauxSkalecki.com

Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA*
with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, March 7, 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 also features gentle chanting and Reiki to sooth and relax. $35 or class card x 2 at the door; $28 if registered by 3/4 via email with Karen or Keith
Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon have been practicing yoga for more than 15 years and are both certified at the 500 hour level from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Karen is a Second Degree Reiki Practitioner in the Usui Tradition

Dharma Film Series presents THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
Saturday, March 7, 7pm ~ Three identical triplets are separated at birth and adopted by three different families, only later to be reunited in their 20’s by a series of coincidences. Their astonishing, inspiring story gains universal attention, complete with fame and celebrity, but what eventually unfolds is far from unilateral fortuitousness. The brothers’ most unlikely reunion results in the unearthing of an unconscionable series of events with dire repercussions. A desire to investigate a reasonable scientific hypothesis leads to a concatenation of morally indefensible actions Presented with the Institute For Meditaton & Psychotherapy. $10 at the door, with free refreshments and post-film discussion ~ $35 for mental health professionals/CEs

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, March 8, 10am-12pm ~ 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 
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, March 8, 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! Join Comma Williams for this monthly crossing into non-ordinary reality to gain insight, information, and clarity about your path. $20 or class card

CONTINUUM: Flow Motion Fridays ~ Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell
Friday, March 13, 7:15-9:30pm ~ Unwind from the week in an unhurried space where breath, sound, and gentle movement can replenish our nervous systems. Exploring floor-based sequences I design, you may un-digitalize your mind and rest in the fluid intelligence of your body. No previous experience is required; curiosity is the only prerequisite. $35 or class card x 2 at the door
Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell is an experienced movement educator and expressive arts therapist who cherishes the body as an on-going  creative process. A member of the Continuum Teachers Association and Tamalpa Institute's faculty, she facilitates embodied awareness practices for groups and individuals in Boston and New York, and presents internationally on somatic movement therapy and education. For more information click here and here

PSYCHODRAMA Open Session with Maria Mellano & Joel Thayer
Friday, March 20, 7:30pm ~ all welcome!
Psychodrama uses the power of theater to explore and understand issues in our lives. An Open Session is instructional, experiential and low key - a great introduction to the process within a safe setting, with time for questions, and all experience levels are welcome. Prior registration is requested but not required. More at BostonPsychodrama.com. $20 or class card at the door

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends
Saturday, March 21, 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!
Shubalananda Larry Kopp has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, KarunaSeptemberi and Shree Maa. His guitar & harmonium playing and voice of experience gives his kirtan a power and a heartfulness that is shared with all who join in. Find out more at shubalananda.com

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, March 22, 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 
Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty years to sharing the religious and spiritual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He has traveled across the world, translating and interpreting Buddhist teachings for highly accomplished Tibetan lamas and masters from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently a chaplain at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

CONTINUUM: A Day of Moving Inquiry* ~ Megan Bathory-Peeler
Sunday, March 29, 9:30am-4:30pm
Awareness changes how we physically move. As we become more fluid and resilient so do the mental, emotional and spiritual movements of our lives. Emilie Conrad Da'Oud, Continuum founder
Continuum is an awareness practice sourced by movement and sound that facilitates explorations into embodiment, health, creativity and universal connections. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of audible breath and wave motion. By being present to what is in the moment, one can make more informed choices for action that are more symbiotic, less effortful, and also maintain a focus on connection rather than fear or isolation. For more info & registration, please email Megan
Megan Bathory-Peeler is a passionate somanaut. For 25 years, Megan has been exploring the frontiers of embodiment and human relationships - insatiably curious about what it means to live fully in a human body and within the human experience. Based in Western Massachusetts, she guides her students and clients to make their own innovative discoveries, drawing on her skills as a Continuum teacher, somatic therapist/educator, performance artist, activist, and mother. She also teaches classes weekly in Greenfield, MA and will start teaching in Europe in 2019. Please visit somanautiko.com

WRITING STORIES FROM OUR LIVES: Focusing with Julian Miller
Sunday, March 29, 2-4pm ~ Focusing is very much an artistic process—moving us towards what is surprising and revelatory. In this workshop we will explore how memoir (freshly recollected history of one's life) and Focusing (a way of freshly revealing oneself to oneself) can work synergistically. We will be writing recollected stories from "prompts" for 8 minutes a piece, and sharing them (without critiques) in small groups. $25 at door: cash or check to TAC
Julian A. Miller is the author of Breaking Through, The Conquest of Aging, and I Should Praise. He is a poet and writer, and has taught tai chi for many years. Focusing and its relationship to writing has intrigued and engaged him for the past three decades