THE SUMMER SEASON UNFOLDS...
...with a lineup of transformative classes, trainings, workshops, and other events! Come to a class whenever you like - just check out the schedules for this week and next week. Then, drop in on a class anytime - preregistration recommended for most workshops!
This Week - preregistration recommended* or required** for starred workshops
Release Into RESTORATIVE YOGA* with Karen Barbarisi & Keith Herndon
Saturday, August 17, 2-4pm ~ Join Karen Barbarisi and Keith Herndon for an experience of Restorative Yoga - a therapeutic system that uses the comfortable support of cushions & blankets to nurture the body in various gentle, long-held resting postures. Restorative Yoga allows the nervous system to quiet and return to a balanced state, quieting the mind. At the same time the body gently stretches and opens, releasing even chronic patterns of tension. $35 or class card x 2 + $5 at the door
Live Music! KIRTAN with Shubalananda & Friends
Saturday, August 17, 7:30pm ~ 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!
DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup
Sunday, August 25, 10:15am-12:15pm ~ You’re invited to receive Buddhist teachings (dharma), practice meditation, and experience the relevance and benefits of Buddhist philosophy and meditation in daily life. All are welcome to this freely offered biweekly event ~ donations gratefully accepted
HEALING THROUGH BODILY JOY with Megan Bathory-Peeler
A Full Summer’s Day Continuum Retreat
Sunday, August 25, 9-4:30 ~ Continuum is the art of slowing down and cultivating our ability to pay attention to our internal experience through breath, sound, silence, meditative awareness, sensation, witnessing, and fluid movement. In Continuum we learn to attend to and enrich our organisms such that patterns we have learned, that may actually work against our own system, get an opportunity to dissolve! Gift yourself the time to rest and unwind. $125 ~ email or call Megan at 413-772-0078
SOUND HEALING CIRCLE with Brad Brockmann & Comma Williams
Sunday, August 25, 7-9pm ~ doors open 6:45, close 7:20
Join us on the last Sunday of the month to explore the transformative healing powers of sound. You will both co-create and receive sound healing, and learn how to improvise music with a healing intention. Bring your favorite instruments or just yourself, your voice and your love. Prior musical or healing experience is welcome but not required. We look forward to seeing you! Suggested donation $15-25
New Monthly Class! COMMUNITY KUNDALINI YOGA with Laura Stevens
Saturday, August 31, 2:30-3:45pm ~ Kundalini Yoga combines asanas or physical postures with breath work and mantra. All are welcome to this new monthly offering, which strives to create an inclusive community that is a safe space for LGBTQ folks and people of all diverse backgrounds. Beginners and experienced yoga practitioners welcome. 22% of proceeds will go to social and environmental justice. $10 suggested donation at door
Free Info Session!
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION with Sunada Takagi
Wednesday, September 4, 7:30-9pm ~ 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