Events and Workshops

Reconnecting to Life,
a monthly group meeting

Facilitated by Sarah Pickard
Wednesday, September 19, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Anyone who has experienced loss from the death of a close loved one, divorce, or estrangement.
We will focus on ways to help heal yourself energetically and reconnect with life and purpose.
Please pass this information along to anyone that you feel would benefit.  Meets in HA Room 2.

Call or text Sarah, 860-488-1895 for more information.

Suggested donation $5 – $10

Raising Sensitive and Empathic Children

with Sarah Pickard

Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Today’s children are increasingly more sensitive to energy and their environments can be over stimulating. This workshop offers help for parents, grandparents, and teachers

Participants will learn:

  • How this sensitivity can affect our children
  • Strategies for adults to help create conducive living and learning environments.
  • Practical methods and visualization techniques you can teach your child to navigate energetically challenging environments.
  • Find support

$20

This Workshop wil meet in Healing Arts Room 2

Space is limited, call Sarah to register at 860-488-1895.

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Ecstatic Dance

Last Sunday of the month:

9/30, 10/28, 11/25, 12/30

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

with Chantal Forrest

 

Schedule:

  • 3:00 – 3:20 pm – Warm-up
  • 3:20 – 3:35 pm – Opening Circle
  • 3:35 – 4:50 pm – Ecstatic Dance
  • 4:50 – 5:00 pm – Closing Circle

Ecstatic Dance is a monthly community gathering for people who love to Dance.

Join us and enjoy a safe and inspiring space to dance without talking, drinking, and the nightclub vibe. This is about self-expression, freeing your mind and body, and connecting with yourself and those around you. No booze, no shoes and no chit-chat on the dance floor helps us keep it intentional. Amazing music helps us keep it all about dance!

Guidelines:

  1. No talking on the dance floor (plenty of room to talk off-floor)
  2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment
  3. No photos or videos, cellphones muted and out of sight
  4. Care/Awareness for the space and each other
  5. Move your body however you wish
  6. You can dance alone, or with as many partners as (you) like to join. (If you’d rather not dance with someone, thank them for the offer by placing your hands in prayer position at your heart – Namaste.)

What to Bring:

  1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself
  2. Water and a water bottle.

Ecstatic Dance empowers people from all walks of life to freely express themselves, regardless of shape, size, and background. The liberating atmosphere creates a melting pot of acceptance, and the fearlessness with which people move gives newbies permission and courage to dance without inhibition.

See you on the Dance floor!

Fee: $10 – $20 – an amount you feel comfortable paying
(if this is beyond your means please send me a private message, I would much rather have a powerful group energy than exclude anyone)

Questions? Contact Chantal: Send me an email

SOUND TOOLS:
An afternoon of empowerment through the use of singing bowls and yogic relaxation

with Becky Harbin and Terry de la Vega

Saturday, October 6, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Clear negativity with:

Sound

Breath

Intention

Learn to smudge with sound, and other helpful grounding and growing tools.

 

$50

Sign up Soon!

You must register with Becky Harblin by October 3

bharblin@hotmail.com

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Yoga 4 Recovery,
An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation
for the Twelve Step Journey

with Terry de la Vega

Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you faithfully going to Twelve Step meetings, working the steps, yet looking for something more?

Do you feel the need for physical and spiritual healing from the effects of alcohol, chemical dependency, or another addiction?

Are you looking for tools to help prevent relapse?

Have you been painfully affected by someone else’s addiction or dysfunctional behavior?

Are you curious about yoga as a way to help deal with triggering stress?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this workshop may be for you.

  • We will sit in chairs, wearing comfortable street clothes. No yoga gear needed tonight!
  • Learn about addiction and The Twelve Steps from a yogic perspective.
  • Discuss your concerns, if you want.
  • Practice a deep healing breath.
  • Practice Mindfulness Meditation.
  • Explore some simple stretches in your chair.
  • Experience a guided relaxation, either on lying down on the floor or sitting in your chair, your choice.

As a group, we will discuss creating a regular Yoga 4 Recovery class.

Suggested free will donation, $5 – $10

What characterizes an addiction? Quite simply this: you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop. —Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

“A Twelve-Step program approaches addiction at a cognitive level, and yoga includes a somatic approach. The combining of the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental, and spiritual dis-ease that it is.” Nikki Myers

Terry de la Vega is a yoga teacher who has been in recovery for 25 years.

For more information or to register:

Send me an email.

Call: 315-265-5732