The Arlington Center

EVENTS

special programs, workshops, series

Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends ~ Saturday, June 1, 7:30-9:30pm ~ Free/Donate

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 https://www.facebook.com/ShubalanandaKirtan/

LAMBADA! Summer Evening Dance Class + Social with Julie Rozen + Crystal Woller ~ Tuesday, June 4, 7:30pm

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. More info + registration here!

FRIDAY NIGHT DELIGHT! Restorative + Yoga Nidra with Giuliana De Marchi ~ Friday, June 7, 7:30-9pm ~ Join here

Join us for the perfect evening of unwinding to support the whole of your being and provide you with deep restoration. Yoga Nidra, or 'Yogic Sleep’, is an ancient tradition that journeys along the layering of consciousness to the deepest center of Self: a place of discovery, renewal, and bliss. Coupled with gentle movement and restorative yoga to prepare the body for rest, yoga nidra is practiced laying down in a Nidra Nest you will carefully craft for comfort. Come explore to learn more and rest in communion. $25, or $5 with Pass: 10 Class, Unlimited, Pre/Postnatal ~ spaces limited ~ register here

DISCOVER YOUR ARMS, SHOULDERS & HANDS: Feldenkrais® with Angela Alston, GCFP, MFA ~ Saturday, June 8, 2-5pm ~ Join here

Have you ever wondered, what if your arms could feel like wings? Our shoulders are ball-and-socket joints, not unlike the hips. Most of us overuse our shoulders and arms, and under-utilize the power of our pelvic girdle, low back, and legs. The Feldenkrais Method® invites you to learn from the inside out. Join us to discover how to re-distribute the work, so our big muscles and bones do their job! We’ll use the most basic tools - attention • breath • gravity - to uncover hidden connections from fingers to arm pits, and between our shoulder blades. We’ll feel what it’s like for the shoulder girdle to float on the thorax. $55 ~ Register here ~ Save $10 by using the code EarlyBird by May 20

PARENT & CHILD YOGA with Louise Parker ~ Saturday, June 8, 4-5pm

This special series of yoga classes for parents & children will blend fun, movement, mindfulness activities & breathing to increase the connection & trust between parent & child, practice emotional resiliency and develop mindfulness. Theses classes will be best suited to young yogis aged 5-12, and poses will be adapted to help them learn yoga in a way that reflects their age, ability & curiosity. We’ll play with partner yoga, acro-yoga, massage, breathing & kid-friendly meditation. No prior yoga or meditation experience is required of child or adult. Series $90 per pair, or $130 for parent + 2 kids; Single sessions $25 per pair, $35 for parent + 2 - register here

NE PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINE Collective: Meetup with Sasha Teter & Cliff McGann ~ Sunday, June 23, 3-5pm ~ In Person

Since 2016, a welcoming group of psychedelic therapists, clinical trial participants and those new to the field have been meeting to discuss the evolving landscape of psychedelic medicine. We meet monthly to explore the historic, traditional and modern use of psychedelic medicine for the purpose of growth and universal connectivity. We discuss how to integrate this medicine in a way that honors tradition while also understanding the legal issues and science supporting its efficacy. Everyone is welcome and our attendees include psychedelic therapists, researchers, clinical trial participants along with folks with limited knowledge who want to learn more in an open and supportive environment. - Join here

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QIGONG + TAI CHI with Pam Vlahakis ~ Fridays, 4-5pm ~ In Person & Livestream ~ Join here

Qigong + Tai Chi are ancient systems of mind-body exercise originating in China for the purpose of promoting health and healing. Tai Chi was first developed as a martial art form for self-defense. Today, people practice Qigong + Tai Chi for vitality and wellness, as both practices feature breath awareness, focused concentration and gentle rhythmic movement. This combined Qigong + T’ai Chi class may include the Therapeutic Qigong 36 form, 8 form and 5 steps, Buddhist Qigong Crane form, and Tai Chi elements and forms. $16 or Pass: Unlimited, 10-Class ~ join here

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