Upcoming Workshops, Films & Events
at The Arlington Center

Preregistration is recommended for workshops!




May

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, May 27, 10am-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 
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, May 27, 12:30-4:30pm
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 a gemlike movement and sound-based practice of awareness, with different facets that allow the work to be approached from multiple angles. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of 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 on fear or isolation. This can bring about a significant shift in one's life, allowing a fuller sense of one's body, along with a greater trust in it. Continuum is relevant to anyone invested in healing and personal development, curious about the science of the body, engaged in the arts, or actively exploring the spiritual or the unknown. Continuum is both living practice and art form: it reflects and enfolds its continuous evolving nature. 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 weekly in Greenfield, MA and will start teaching in Europe in 2018

New 8-Week Series!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION** with Sunada Takagi
Wednesdays, May 30 - July 25, 7-9:15pm (Off July 4),
plus one all-day class on Sunday, July 15, 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
Sunada Takagi is a mindfulness instructor and coach, as well as a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. She is passionate about helping people transform their lives through mindfulness. Learn more about her at mindfulpurpose.com



June

Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, June 2, 7:30pm
True Story Theater, an Arlington-based improvisational theater company, wants to hear about your life. This troupe of skilled listeners will honor each story through the power of improvisatory drama, music, and movement. 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! $15 if preregistered online, $20 or class card at door ~ need help? $5+ pay what you can
Tonight: Stories of fathers How do we relate to our fathers? How have fathers and father figures shaped our personal development? What is it like to be a father? Let's learn from each other as we share stories to explore this important and complex territory

AFRICAN HEALING DANCE: A Training with Wyoma
Sunday, June 3 & 17, 6:45-9:45pm featuring
SOLE 2 SOUL African Dance Class, 6:45-7:45pm
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 June attend individual 3-month modules or 7-day intensives. Three 3-month modules are offered each year on 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month, Jan-Mar, June-Jul, & Sep-Nov. The 7-day Training Intensive runs Sun-Sat, 4 hrs/day ~ next Intensive June 6-12 ~ contact Wyoma for details at 617-823-6053
Sole 2 Soul $15/18; 3-month session/$595, 7-day Intensive/$595, 1 year/$1450, 2 years/$2450 - no prior dance experience needed. For registration please contact wyoma@wyomadance.com

Special Yoga Training with Jennifer Reis!
DIVINE SLEEP Yoga Nidra Teacher Training*
Saturday-Wednesday, June 9-13
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is the antidote for modern life, a practice that heals and transforms on all levels (koshas)--the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, witness, and bliss bodies. Gain the skills you need to lead others into deeper levels of freedom and health than they ever imagined possible. Jennifer Reis, the creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra© and Five Element Yoga©, guides you to learn how to nourish yourself and others • explore Yoga Nidra within the depths of yoga tradition and western science • awaken a sense of wonder and creativity • discover how to craft effective classes and comprehensive classes and workshops • cultivate voice quality, pace, and explore music, postures and props • develop your skills by practice and leading others. In this meditative practice, there is nothing required but to lie down and listen. You will become skilled at leading this inspired practice that revitalizes the senses, allowing life to be fully lived and enjoyed. Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is one of the most accessible and inclusive forms of yoga and will become a favorite for your students and clients.
Schedule: Saturday, 12-6:30pm; Sunday-Wednesday, 9-5
For yoga teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, parents, and everyone interested in guiding others to relax and heal. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to do this training. $690 - register here for 40-hour certificate training ~ preregistration strongly recommended ~ space is limited. 40 CE credits Yoga Alliance. 200-page manual, $45. Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the training

HEALING WITH FLOWERS: Focusing and Flower Essences
with Sharon Bauer
Saturday, June 9, 2-4pm ~ Inherent in each of us is the capacity for depth connection with the living world of animals and plants. Flowers in particular seem to speak directly from the soul of nature to the human soul. Flower essences, gentle remedies first developed by Edward Bach in the 1930s to address the sufferings of his times, offer spiritual and emotional healing for ourselves and our planet in 2018. We will begin by attuning to living flowers from Sharon’s June garden, using the power of Focusing to listen to what our bodies know below the level of conscious thought. We will then work with bottles of flower remedies that strengthen healing qualities of safety, hope, courage, creativity, intuition, compassion: the strengths that we need to face the challenges of these times. Extensive handouts for selecting flower essences will be available. No previous experience with Focusing or flower essences is necessary. $25 at the door 
Sharon Bauer, LCSW is a Focusing-Oriented Therapist and flower essence practitioner in private practice in Watertown

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, June 10, 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

Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA: A Workshop with Jennifer Reis
Sunday, June 10, 2-3:30pm ~ Join celebrated Kripalu teacher Jennifer Reis for this special experience of the Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, one of the most accessible forms of yoga and meditation. You will learn about Divine Sleep, how it works and why it is so powerful; and be guided in a deep and restful Divine Sleep meditation practice. There is nothing required of you but to lie down and listen, giving yourself permission to rest, balance and restore. Through Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra you will experience deeper levels of inner relaxation than you ever imagined possible tapping into new sources of energy. $35 – space is limited for this special all-levels workshop – register early here!
Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Kripalu School of Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy faculty, has been teaching for over 20 years, and is the creator of both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®

Open House ~ All Welcome!
THE YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200hr Teacher Training
Sunday, June 10, 6:30pm - free!
Join us for an informal Q & A about the upcoming Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training program starting in September at the Arlington Center. Meet teachers and graduates, join us for some yoga, and enjoy the refreshments to follow. The core study is vinyasa flow yoga in which breath, movement and asana are combined with correct alignment and sequence into a transformative practice. Students will leave this training fully prepared to teach vinyasa style yoga classes and will have a comprehensive understanding of yoga asana, pranayama, anatomy of yoga, hands-on assists, shiatsu/thai bodywork, yogic philosophy, and meditation techniques. The Yoga Of Energy Flow program is directed by Daniel Orlansky & Liz Owen with Carrie Tyler, and features guest faculty including Chip Hartranft. For more details, please click on the link above - you can also email Daniel or call him at 866-702-6197

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, June 10, 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. At the end of the journey you will have an opportunity to create a visual representation of your journey, to help ground it in ordinary reality, visible in this world. $15 or class card

Special Event! GODDESS LOVES: A Women's Circle**
with Alisa Wright Tanny & Laney Goodman
Saturday, June 16, 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 Alisa@theEmbodimentSanctuary.com or call 413-695-6950. Find out more about Alisa at TheEmbodimentSanctuary.com, and about Laney at sacredwavesofrhythm.com

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, June 16, 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, KarunaAugusti 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 AND SOCIATRY
Healing Ourselves and Planting Seeds for Healing Society
with Edward Schreiber & Maria Mellano
Sunday, June 17, 10-1
This is a special workshop that brings together the brilliant work of J.L. & Zerka Moreno, founders of psychodrama, sociometry, and sociatry. We will explore the Personal, Professional, Group, Organization, and Society Practice of healing using Moreno's work on Sociatry (so-sigh-ah-tree), or 'healing society through ourselves'. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of interest and training. $30-60 sliding scale. Preregistration required at www.MariaMellanoTherapy.com
Edward Schreiber, DD, EdM, LADC1, TEP is a long time scholar, practitioner, author of this method and was a 28 year long apprentice and student with Zerka Moreno. Maria Mellano has an experiential private psychotherapy and coaching practice based in Boston

THE 5 RHYTHMS with Margaux Skalecki
Ecstatic Dance Practice & Authentic Relating
Friday, June 22, 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, June 23, 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 June 20 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 TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, June 24, 10am-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 
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, June 24, 12:30-4:30pm
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 a gemlike movement and sound-based practice of awareness, with different facets that allow the work to be approached from multiple angles. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of 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 on fear or isolation. This can bring about a significant shift in one's life, allowing a fuller sense of one's body, along with a greater trust in it. Continuum is relevant to anyone invested in healing and personal development, curious about the science of the body, engaged in the arts, or actively exploring the spiritual or the unknown. Continuum is both living practice and art form: it reflects and enfolds its continuous evolving nature. 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 weekly in Greenfield, MA and will start teaching in Europe in 2018

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, June 24, 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. We look forward to seeing you! Suggested donation $15-25

THE 5 RHYTHMS: Art of Light & Shadow with Margaux Skalecki
Saturday, June 30, 7-10pm ~ And now that you have danced the WAVE many a time and you know the maps and the gateways into your 5 Rhythm's ecstatic dance of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Still, there is a welcoming to explore the shadow side of each Rhythm, the shadow side of how we also operated on a daily level.
So many of you ask, " What Rhythm do you think I am?" The Shadow side of our base Rhythm usually tells it like it is and we totally know which base Rhythm we. It is a fun and full experience when we can say..." Of course that is what I do!" The 5 Rhythms experience is a practice, it is a daily and conscious practice of stepping into your Waves of movement and then constantly notice the Rhythms in all live. Preregistration required ~ $38 if received by May 31 ~ see PayPal link at margauxskalecki.com



July

CHAKRADANCE: Journey Within! led by Christabeth Ingold
Sunday, July 1, 1:45-4:45pm ~ Join this fun, insightful 3-hr movement workshop as you are led through an inner journey of your wisdom filled chakra system. Chakradance is like a moving meditation, where you simply allow your body to move your spirit, and your spirit to move your body. Dance down your bones to the delicious vibrations Chakradance offers, release and heal, and receive messages from your own heart. We will also experience meditation and create a mandala as part of your process. Please wear comfortable clothing to move in, and bring water and a journal. No experience necessary with movement or the chakras! All welcome on this beautiful journey! $45 Please RSVP via email or call 413.204.8802 ~ check out soulfullynourishing.com to learn more

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, July 1, 10-12 ~ 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

THE RASAMAYA METHOD: Yoga** with Carrie Tyler
A 30hr Teacher Training
July 7-10: Saturday, 12-7 - Sun-Tues, 9-5
This course was created for movement teachers and dedicated students looking to deepen their practice. Each elemental module in this course contains education on asana, anatomy, philosophy, mudras and pranayama and is structured to be a sensory experience that has the feeling of a retreat instead of a workshop. Morning sessions will start with soulful meditation and vinyasa yoga flow before diving into the external practices of asana, sequencing and somatic explorations. Our afternoons will be devoted to developing the internal practices of soul-digging philosophy, pranayama, meditation and mudras. Carrie Tyler is known for her creative sequencing, and a key focus of the course is learning Rasamaya elementally based sun salutes and gaining skills to create your own innovative, authentic yoga sequences that are guaranteed to enrich your practice and your life. You will leave these days exhausted, but deeply satisfied. Rasamaya translates from Sanskrit as “fluid.” At its simplest; Rasamaya is a lifestyle that empowers you to seek out the beauty in your life every single day. It’s about finding a fluid life both on and off the mat. As a methodology, Rasamaya intelligently merges integrative medicine, neuroscience, and exercise science with the wisdom of yoga philosophy as it applies to modern life. It utilizes the ancient theory of the nine major rasas (or core emotions) as a base to create inspiration in yoga classes. These nine core emotions are wonder (adbhuta rasa), fear (bhayanaka rasa), joy (hasya rasa), disgust (vibhatsa rasa), anger (raudra rasa), courage (veera rasa), compassion (karuna rasa), love (sringara rasa) and peace (shanta rasa). These nine are everything. To intimately know them is to deeply know yourself and your life. Be a spiritual badass. #RasamayaLife #LiveInspired. Preregistration required here
Carrie Tyler, E-RYT 500, RN, C-IAYT, CPT
(E-RYT 500 = Yoga Alliance 500hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer, RN= Registered Nurse, C-IAYT = Certified International Yoga Therapist, CPT = National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer)
is a twenty plus year veteran of teaching movement, known for her playful style of teaching and her strong knowledge of anatomy and alignment. She is the creator of the Rasamaya Method, an internationally recognized and trademarked system of movement and holistic chronic pain management that merges integrative medicine and exercise science with the wisdom of yoga philosophy. She is a writer and business consultant for both the fitness and medical industries. Her work has been featured in numerous national magazines such as Pilates Style and Mantra magazines, and conferences including Wanderlust Festival and Yoga Journal Conference. When she isn’t presenting, seeing clients, or teaching, she works as a hospice and palliative nurse, helping people transition from life to death. In her spare time, she walks the beach and watches the world fly past while riding pillion on her husband’s motorcycle. Visit Carrie at rasamaya.com

Open House ~ All Welcome!
THE YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200hr Teacher Training
Sunday, July 8, 6:30pm - free!
Join us for an informal Q & A about the upcoming Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training program starting in September at the Arlington Center. Meet teachers and graduates, join us for some yoga, and enjoy the refreshments to follow. The core study is vinyasa flow yoga in which breath, movement and asana are combined with correct alignment and sequence into a transformative practice. Students will leave this training fully prepared to teach vinyasa style yoga classes and will have a comprehensive understanding of yoga asana, pranayama, anatomy of yoga, hands-on assists, shiatsu/thai bodywork, yogic philosophy, and meditation techniques. The Yoga Of Energy Flow program is directed by Daniel Orlansky & Liz Owen with Carrie Tyler, and features guest faculty including Chip Hartranft. For more details, please click on the link above - you can also email Daniel or call him at 866-702-6197

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, July 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, 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. At the end of the journey you will have an opportunity to create a visual representation of your journey, to help ground it in ordinary reality, visible in this world. $15 or class card

YOGA SUMMER CAMP: Weeklong Morning Yoga For Adults
with Annie Hoffman
Monday-Friday, July 16-20 & 23-27, 7-9am
Join Iyengar yoga teacher Annie Hoffman for a two-week yoga retreat in your home town - sometimes a stay-cation can do more to add a spacious and new outlook to your life than the work to get away from it all.  Each morning a new sequence will align your body, inspire your mind and open the heart of being human. Come to one or both weeks and jump start your summer intention to cultivate liberation and strength. $150/week, $35/session ~ attend any day or week ~ all levels welcome

THE 5 RHYTHMS with Margaux Skalecki
Ecstatic Dance Practice & Authentic Relating
Friday, July 13, 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

Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, July 14, 7:30pm
True Story Theater, an Arlington-based improvisational theater company, wants to hear about your life. This troupe of skilled listeners will honor each story through the power of improvisatory drama, music, and movement. 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! $15 if preregistered online, $20 or class card at door ~ need help? $5+ pay what you can
Tonight: Stories of human magnetism When have you been strongly attracted to or repelled by another person? What qualities tend tp attract you or push you away? How do these forces play out regarding people in the limelight, such as political and media celebrities? Let's learn from an exchange of stories about ways to constructively manage these basic feelings

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, July 15, 10am-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 
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

Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA*
with Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon
Saturday, July 21, 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 July 18 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

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, July 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, KarunaAugusti 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

Special Event!
FEARLESS INTUITION: A Training* with Betsy Smith
Friday, July 27, 6:30-9:30pm
Ever feel scared and unsure? Wonder what you need to gain the courage to step into a bigger, truer life? Your higher self will always say “Be fearless.” In this workshop, Betsy will teach meditation and reiki energy practices that will help you listen and actually hear your higher self, contact your spirit guides, and begin to cultivate your bravery so you can press go and never look back. $59 - information and registration here and at fearlessintuition.com

SHAMANIC DANCE JOURNEY with Margaux Skalecki**
Saturday, July 28, 7-10pm ~ Shamans and lay people alike have used dance and journeying as a way of healing, insight, letting go, connection, grace, purpose and clarity. In this experiential workshop, one of our intentions is to seek deeper knowledge of the innate sacredness we are born with. An awakening and remembering that we indeed are leaders who stand strong for ourselves and others. The ways of a deep honoring to the ones who came before us and the wisdom they hold and teach us in realms unseen. We let go of the untrue teachings that were ingrained in us from infancy. We also carry the DNA and breath of our ancestors which may or may not have assisted us here on this earth plan. We will ask them to come to us with deep love and assist us to release the DNA that no longer serves us. As we dance and journey into maps of inner vision, we move closer to our heart and our truth. We will journey to also meet an ally who is one of our protectors and medicine guides who walk with us on this earth plane. Our Medicine Bag: Intention, Mindfulness, Journeying, Dancing, 5 Rhythms, yoga, and other treats. Bring a journal, a feather if you have one, a snack, a sacred object, your curiosity, willingness and a friend. This experiential workshop is open to all levels of experiences. Wear comfortable and layers of clothing to warm up, cool down and to move in. Wear soft soled shoes, socks or dance in bare feet. Please feel free to contact me with questions. $35 - preregistration required ~ see PayPal link at margauxskalecki.com ~ a few study spaces available
Margaux Skalecki BFA, MA studied shamanism extensively with John Perkins and The Dream Change Coalition and became a certified practitioner in the 1990s. She is also a certified healer and medium of the Spiritualist churches, an animal communicator, a Reiki Master, a certified 5 Rhythms teacher and a registered E Yoga teacher. Through the many teachings with John Perkins, Margaux had the amazing and profound opportunity to study deep teachings with many shamans from South America especially the Shaur and the Quechua. Margaux has also studied with Christina Pratt and Don Alberto and is humbled and grateful for the mysteries of knowledge and love that await us in each journey

CONTINUUM: Moving Inquiry with Megan Bathory-Peeler
Sunday, July 29, 12:30-4:30pm
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 a gemlike movement and sound-based practice of awareness, with different facets that allow the work to be approached from multiple angles. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of 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 on fear or isolation. This can bring about a significant shift in one's life, allowing a fuller sense of one's body, along with a greater trust in it. Continuum is relevant to anyone invested in healing and personal development, curious about the science of the body, engaged in the arts, or actively exploring the spiritual or the unknown. Continuum is both living practice and art form: it reflects and enfolds its continuous evolving nature. 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 weekly in Greenfield, MA and will start teaching in Europe in 2018

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, July 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. We look forward to seeing you! Suggested donation $15-25



August

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, August 5, 10-12
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

THE 5 RHYTHMS with Margaux Skalecki
Ecstatic Dance Practice & Authentic Relating
Friday, August 10, 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, August 11, 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 August 18 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

Live Improv! An Evening With TRUE STORY THEATER
Saturday, August 11, 7:30pm
True Story Theater, an Arlington-based improvisational theater company, wants to hear about your life. This troupe of skilled listeners will honor each story through the power of improvisatory drama, music, and movement. 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! $15 if preregistered online, $20 or class card at door ~ need help? $5+ pay what you can

SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE with Comma Williams
Sunday, August 12, 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. At the end of the journey you will have an opportunity to create a visual representation of your journey, to help ground it in ordinary reality, visible in this world. $15 or class card

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda plus special guests
Saturday, August 18, 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, KarunaAugusti 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, August 26, 10am-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 
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, August 26, 12:30-4:30pm
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 a gemlike movement and sound-based practice of awareness, with different facets that allow the work to be approached from multiple angles. Unfolding as moving mindfulness, Continuum consistently brings one into the present moment through simple awareness of 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 on fear or isolation. This can bring about a significant shift in one's life, allowing a fuller sense of one's body, along with a greater trust in it. Continuum is relevant to anyone invested in healing and personal development, curious about the science of the body, engaged in the arts, or actively exploring the spiritual or the unknown. Continuum is both living practice and art form: it reflects and enfolds its continuous evolving nature. 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 weekly in Greenfield, MA and will start teaching in Europe in 2018

SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, August 26, 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. We look forward to seeing you! Suggested donation $15-25