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Programs and Workshops

The Art of Navigating Change: Keep Calm and BeArtofChange

with Carrie Shumway & Kathy Voldstad

When: Mondays, 12:30PM-2:00PM

Begins: Feb. 29th, March 7, 21, 28, & April 4th

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Change is inevitable; it is how we navigate life’s changes that determines whether we live a stressed or relaxed life.  In this workshop, we’ll share our experiences of change through an ancient practice of mindful listening and heartfelt storytelling.  Through the power of a listening circle, we’ll explore our stories of change in a way that helps to alleviate our stress and anxiety.  We invite you to join us in this practice of moving from your head to your heart.  Transform your stressed state ofmind into a calm and present state of being.

 

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with Larissa Portnoff and Jan Fielder

When: Thursdays, 5:00PM-6:15PM

Begins: March 3rd, 10, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12

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Connection in Contemplative Practice provides a space to explore your spirituality through Sangha or community. By spirituality we mean connection––to yourself, to others, and to the world. We use creativity, humor, science, meditation, compassion, gratitude, nature, and other tools to help improve your overall sense of well-being. This is a 9-week course aimed at inspiring individual inquiry and experience. Come relax on Thursday’s with us! All are welcome!

 

Soul Language: Explorations of the Feminine SpiritSoul-Language

with Lauren Foley & Julia Lepiochina

When: Tuesdays, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Begins: March 8, 22, 29 & April 5, 12, 19, 26

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This six week curriculum is developed to support women in exploring their feminine essence. Creative exercises and spiritually oriented practices such as meditation, art, journaling, movement and discussion will be utilized to celebrate and honor what it means to be a woman in today’s world. Learn how to tap in to your feminine energy and cultivate self-confidence, authenticity, compassion and courage. What does being a woman mean to you? We invite you to join our sacred circle and discover for yourself.

 

Embracing the Darkness & the Silent Alchemy of Your DreamsJavad-and-Clayton-LEO-Workshop-pic

with Javad Ahmadi and Clayton McClintock

When: Wednesdays, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Begins: March 9th, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27

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“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”― Rumi

In the busyness of everyday life, often we forget to take the time to nourish ourselves to promote healing and well-being. In this workshop, we create a meditative space to sit in silence, embrace the darkness, chant in Khalsa (meditative movement with music) and find our SELF through dream work.

We will examine several effective paths of healing, including a better understanding of our dreams and how they serve as a portal to the unconscious, Rumi’s wisdom and the psychological aspects of his poetry and how it can enrich our inner being, meditation and Sufi music.

Come with soft shoes and comfortable clothing.

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with Jennifer Drapkin

When: Tuesdays & Fridays, 11:00AM – 12:15PM

Begins: April 1st, 5, 8, 12, 15,19, 22, (no class on April 26), 29, May 3rd

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This nine-session vinyasa (yoga flow) series is designed to foster a healthy sense of self. Each class builds strength and flexibility through a series of vigorous poses, while at the same time cultivating internal qualities such as self-esteem, self-compassion, authenticity, and insight. Although no prior yoga experience is required, please only sign up for this series if you can commit to attending all nine sessions. Each class builds on the next, and data collected for this series will go towards scientific research. The first class is absolutely mandatory; if you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given over to someone on the waitlist. So please commit to all nine classes–it’s good karma. Note: If you have any serious injuries, this class is not appropriate for your body at this time. Please seek out medical attention. Namaste.