The Arlington Center


trainings, workshops, seminars

OmDRUM: A Weekly Circle with Pasha Cohen ~ Thursdays, 8-9pm

Join professional percussionist and teacher Pasha Cohen for a lively weekly drum circle. We’ll explore together how to use the Drum as a tool for meditation and self-healing, sampling African and Western styles of hand drumming. All ages and levels of experience are welcome in OmDrum’s judgment-free space. Bring a drum if you have one, or rent one from Pasha…and if you have any friends who might like to try drumming, please tell them about it! $20/class, or use a Pass ~ $5 for drum rental

SHAMANIC JOURNEY with Comma Williams ~ Tuesday, July 5, 9:30-11:30am ~ Livestreaming

Shamanic journey 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.

Free Info Session! MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi ~ Wednesday, July 6, 7:30-9pm ~ Drop In - No Prereg - In Person/Vax

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

New Series! MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi - Wednesdays, July 13 - August 31, 7-9:15pm plus a daylong retreat Sunday, August 21, 9-4 ~ Preregistration with Sunada Required

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. $650/sliding scale – PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE

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

YOGA SUMMER CAMP: A 5-Day Series For Adults with Annie Hoffman ~ Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 7-9am ~ In Person/Vax & Livestreaming

Hit the refresh button. Take the slug out of sluggish. It’s what you want, but need the energy of a group to accomplish. Come join us in person at The Arlington Center if you're vax'd, or livestream from anywhere for a progression of yoga poses aimed at developing ease and well being. Register here for the 5-day series, or click on individual sessions in the Center calendar to attend by the day. Come home to the body – come to the breath – come home to the earth, our collective body. $150/series, $100 with Unlimited membership pass, $35/session ~ all levels welcome

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda ~ In Person/Vax'd ~ Saturday, Aug 6, 7:30-9:30pm - Free/Donation! ~ RSVP here

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 ~ no preregistration ~ please make a donation!

Shubalananda Larry Kopp has been leading kirtan for many years, having studied with Neem Karoli Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, and Shree Maa. His guitar & harmonium playing and voice of experience gives his kirtan a power and a heartfulness shared with all who join in.

Summer Weekend Getaway! ROCKPORT YOGA with AnnIe Hoffman ~ August 26-28

Drop into self/Self, nature, and community for the weekend at lovely Windhover in Rockport. Days will include active and restorative yoga, pranayama, meditation, insight dialogue, guided walks, and quarry swims, with Ayurvedic meals prepared by Veronica Wolff-Casey. $450-$600 per weekend, sliding scale, includes lodging, with some private cabins available - limited to 15. Find out more or reserve your spot here