WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAINING
Introduction to Nia:
With Nahid Khaki
Saturday, March 14 1:30-2:30p
$19 drop in - or use a current class pass!
Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a sensory-based holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced.
This class will introduce you to this exciting hybrid of cardio and mindfulness, setting the foundation for you to dance your way into a regular Nia practice!
With Kristine Freeman
3 week series
Thursday, March 12 - 26 11:00a - 12:30p
Learn to use mantra to quiet your mind and access the peace and joy that lies within. Discover what the ancient sages had to say about your mind and how these teachings prepare you to meditate today. Each week we’ll use a mantra-based technique to
meditate as a group, and we’ll also look at how to establish a meditation practice at home.
Kristine Freeman is an Ashram Certified Mantra Meditation Teacher who serves as a modern day representative of an ancient tradition. She has been practicing Svaroopa® Yoga and Meditation for over 15 years. Kristine serves on the board of Svaroopa Vidya Ashram and holds a BA in Rhetoric from Bates College.
Sacred Sound Healing:
5 Stages to Manifest the Life You Want
With Kathleen Krivak & Kirsten Allen
Sunday, March 15 & 29 8:00 - 9:15a
Explore the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist sound healing syllables and journey from openness to manifestation. In a shared, safe space and supported by crystal bowls, we will build strength, confidence and creativity to meet life's challenges and manifest your gifts.
Join Kirsten Allen & Kathleen Krivak, co-owners of Blue Lotus Healing Arts, Senior 5-Element acupuncturists, 20-year Buddhist meditation practitioners and students of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
Movement, Meditation & Mindset
With Mary Tamul
Saturday, April 4 12:00 - 1:30p
$37 / $32 early bird pricing through 3/21
Join Mary Tamul for a workshop on cultivating a life of abundance and prosperity through movement, meditation and mindset work. During this workshop, we will explore how yoga poses and Kundalini meditation can catalyze the creation and manifestation of a prosperous life!
Journals will be provided but feel free to bring your own. No prior experience with yoga or meditation is necessary to participate.
Drawing For Creativity
& Self Discovery:
A Workshop to Enhance Creativity
& Artistic Confidence
With Eddie Bruckner
6 week series - Thursdays April 30 - June 4 6:30 - 8:30pm
In this relaxed, 6 week workshop, we will explore a variety of drawing techniques and ideas including observational drawing, understanding basic drawing techniques, and mindfulness. Through a variety of projects and exercises, we will gain an understanding of the various drawing materials, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of lines and tones used to bring a drawing to life.
Students will receive a series of drawing prompts and exercises designed to cultivate awareness, explore personal narrative, and navigate creative blocks. In addition to step-by-step instruction and demonstrations, students will also receive individual guidance and feedback to support their creative goals. Students may choose to keep an art journal or sketchbook for exploration during and between classes.
Prior drawing experience is not required as this is a beginner level course; the only requirement is a willingness to explore and experiment. The workshop will advance each student's basic drawing skills and techniques with an emphasis on strengthening and promoting self-expression, creativity, and artistic confidence.
A materials list will be provided and items may be purchased separately or through the instructor.
Wild Winter Colorful Journals
With Laura Edwards
Thursday, February 6 - March 19 3:00-5:00p
$240 / $219 early bird pricing through 1/15
Some of us like to write in journals to record random thoughts or events that have special meaning in our lives. Others like to keep travel journals or create themed books to commemorate those special times. Some of us simply like to do a little art every day in a book or journal. If you write or sketch every day or occasionally, or haven’t considered it until now, but love keeping journals, this
fun-filled workshop will take your journals to a whole new level.
For 6 weeks we’ll explore new techniques and inspirational materials while we play with color, texture, pattern, and form. We’ll paint, print, stamp, cut, tear, fold, and collage your pages into intricate multi-layered surfaces, making each page a
one-of-a-kind ‘canvas’ for your words, images, drawings, or photographs.
Stimulate your creativity and launch your journals onto a whole new path. Open to all skill levels.