THE SPRING '16 SEASON CONTINUES...
...with an exciting lineup of transformative classes, films, workshops, and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out this week's schedule (here's next week's, too). Then, drop in on a class anytime - preregistration recommended for workshops!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Special Event! PSYCHODRAMA Open Session with Maria Mellano
Friday, May 27, 7:30pm ~ Psychodrama is a creative, enlightening use of drama and roleplaying to explore the issues in our lives. Open sessions are offered under the direction of a qualified Psychodramatist. An open session unfolds in an instructional and low key way, introducing you to the process within a safe setting with time for processing and questions. Though therapeutic value is often felt from the experience, open sessions are not psychotherapy and the director is not in the role of therapist. Please join, and invite anyone you like! You may participate as little or as much as you want, and all experience levels - lay and professional - are welcome. $10 at the door - no prior registration is necessary though it is appreciated. Contact Maria Mellano for more information
The Yin & Yang of CHAIR YOGA: A Special Class with Ruth Knill
6 Wednesdays, June 1 - July 6, 6-7pm ~ Of all the aids BKS Iyengar pioneered to enable everyone to improve and benefit from yoga, a simple folding chair is the front runner! This special 6-week class will explore uses of the chair for different asanas, based on Eyal Shifroni's comprehensive book A Chair For Yoga. Whether using props restoratively, to prepare your body for more advanced poses, to get the benefit of asanas you cannot yet perform, or to work with seniors or students with challenges, this class will be enligthening and endlessly useful. $5 at the door
Open House ~ All Welcome!
THE YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Sunday, June 5, 4:30-6pm - free! ~ Join us for an informal Q & A about the upcoming 200 hour Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training programs 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
BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE SERIES: Conversations At The Edge
Monday, June 6, 7:45-9:45pm ~ This monthly continuing education (CE) program presented by the Institute For Meditation & Psychotherapy is for psychotherapists interested in Buddhist psychology, meditation, or mindfulness. Each lecture will address theoretical and clinical issues at the interface of these rich healing traditions, with topics ranging from addictions to forgiveness to countertransference. 2 CE’s are offered each evening to psychologists, social workers, nurses, LMFTs and LMHCs. $25/members of IMP, $30/non-members, $10/mental health students with ID
Tonight: TRAUMA, COMPASSION, AND NONVIOLENT FUTURES: Towards A Transformative Global Presence with Jeffrey Ansloos
Free Info Session!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi
Wednesday, June 8, 7:15-9pm ~ There’s an increasing body of research showing that mindfulness meditation is good for us for the body, the mind, and overall well-being. Come learn about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, an intensive 8-week course that gets you well on your way to reaping the benefits ~ the full program begins the following week.
Free! All are welcome - no preregistration required ~ summer course starting next week is nearly full - register today