The Arlington Center

EVENTS

special programs, workshops, series

LAMBADA! Summer Dance Class + Social with Julie Rozen + Crystal Woller ~ Tuesday, July 16, 8pm

Lambada is a partner dance style from Brazil that evolved from older Latin American and Caribbean forms, including merengue. Now gaining popularity around the globe, Lambada is a mix of beautiful, energetic circular movements and partner collaboration to upbeat music. This summer evening class will allow you to re-energize your body, release stress, nurture joy as you create flowing dance with others, and then enjoy a post-dance social. Join here

DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup ~ Sunday, July 21, 12-2pm  ~ Free/Donation

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 monthly event ~ donations gratefully accepted. Tsering Ngodup is a lama, or spiritual teacher, authorized to teach by HH ShaMar Rinpoche. He has devoted over twenty-five 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

YOGA SUMMER CAMP For Adults with Annie Hoffman ~ Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 2024, 7-9am ~ In Person & Livestreaming  

Come home to the body, the breath and our collective body, the earth. This summer's 5-morning yoga flow synthesizes 36 years of Iyengar intelltigence in alignment through standing poses with somatic fluid awareness on the floor. Join us for a rebalancing and enlivening of the mental, physical, and spiritual body - appropriate for any body! Register here for the 5-day series, or click on Individual Sessions in the Center calendar to attend by the day. $150/series, or $135 with Unlimited membership pass. Note: all registrants will receive livestream access, even if planning to attend in person

TRANCE DANCE Led By Comma Williams ~ Saturday, July 27, 7:30-9:30pm

Ritual trance journeys have been a vital part of shamanic and eastern cultures for thousands of years. Ritual Trance Dance is a moving Journey that brings together the richness of ancient indigenous rituals with innovative modern techniques focused on healing and spiritual evolution. It expands us beyond ordinary reality and probability into expansive Luminous Awareness that moves us into the wisdom and possibilities that exist in the Universe. Ritual Trance Dance uses rhythm and sound and adds movement, a transformational breathing technique and the innovative use of a blindfold/bandanna – together stimulating a deeper trance state from which to communicate with and receive guidance from our Higher Selves and the Universal Source. What you need to bring: your trust in Spirit ~ your intention ~ a willingness to be transformed. $25, or $10 + Pass: 10 Class, Unlimited - Registration in advance is encouraged and appreciated ~ reserve your space here

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OmDRUM: A Welcoming Circle ~ Pasha Cohen ~ Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm ~ In Person

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 or Pass ~ $5 drum rental ~ register here

JUNIOR YOGA Ages 5-8 with Louise Parker ~ Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15pm ~ In Person ~ Sign up here

Kids yoga classes with Louise are fun, inspiring, empowering, confidence-building, and down-to-earth, with lots of space for adventure, community projects and cultivating lifelong friendships. Classes can include fun yoga games, community projects & volunteering, music, confidence building workshops, breath work, mindfulness crafts...and did we mention fun?! See your child shine in an environment that supports learning, making mistakes and and personal growth. $12 drop in, $95/10 classes ~ questions, or have an older child? please check out Tween yoga classes or reach out to Louise at www.louisesimplyfit.com

BABY & ME YOGA with Barrett Reinhorn ~ Thursdays, 10-11:15am ~ In Person

Postnatal yoga classes welcome new moms/parents with infants for a bit of quiet reflective time while building back their strength. Classes specifically focus on creating connection and comfort in the back, chest, abdominals and pelvic floor – all the places that are achy after pregnancy, birth, and life with a newborn! We focus on recovering from birth, but add a little baby yoga into the mix too (especially if the babies are restless!). Parents are welcome with or without their babies, anytime from early postpartum until babies are crawling. Bring a baby blanket for your baby to lie on, and anything else to make you and your baby comfortable (yoga mat, car seat, toy, etc). Attend single classes or buy a discount multi-pass ~ join here

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: Feldenkrais with Ruth Knill ~ Thursdays, 11:30a-12:30p ~ In Person & Livestream ~ Join here

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic learning is a gentle and pleasant way to improve the quality of your movement and your awareness of your embodied self. By engaging with your habits of movement in a supportive, exploratory way, Feldenkrais can help you to discover more comfortable and efficient ways of moving and being. Safe and gentle, yet challenging in surprising and satisfying ways, the material in each class is tailored to suit the needs and interest of the participants. Attend single classes or buy a discount multi-pass ~ join here

PRENATAL YOGA with Barrett Reinhorn ~ Sundays, 6-7:30pm ~ In Person & Livestreaming

Prenatal Yoga is designed for students who are pregnant and have an ongoing practice as well as pregnant students brand new to yoga. Learn practices that build strength, flexibility, calm and focus — all the way through to delivery. We begin class with a ‘check-in' to share with the others how we are doing, which builds a caring community within the group. This class is appropriate for all stages of pregnancy. Single class $25, 4-class Prenatal Yoga pass $80 ~ join here