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Dancing into the Dark:
Winter Solstice Workshop for Women, with Cybèle and Victoria Joy
Join us once again in celebrating the longest night of the year with music, movement, and sacred ritual. We will move with and through the darkness, acknowledging this unique and beautiful night, as well as what is dark and mysterious in ourselves. Let's offer up what is passing and needing to be released, and envision and invite in the new life that comes with the growing light. In a sacred circle, we'll witness one another as we release the old and set intention for ourselves and for our world. This workshop will be limited to 20 women and is already filling! No dance experience required; just a willingness to show up and move from your own depths. $40 prepay/$50 at door (if room). Prepay at paypal.me/CybeleTomlinson.
Rosh Chodesh/New Moon Dance Circle for Women with Aliza Rothman and Julie Emden
Join other women to explore teachings and themes related to the months and holidays on the Hebrew calendar. We use conscious dance, expressive art, journaling, and teachings to deepen our spiritual practice in community. This is a committed group that meets from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Cost: Sliding scale $225-$315 for the series; work-study and payment plans available.
To register and for more information: contact Julie at Jbemden@gmail.com or Aliza at email@example.com
Aliza Rothman Labowitz, MA has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy. She leads conscious dance and expressive arts classes & support groups. Aliza has recently joined the Open Floor community as a teacher-in-training. She is passionate about bringing creativity and embodiment to Jewish wisdom and practice.
Julie Emden, RYT-500, Halprin Practitioner, is the Founding Director of Embodied Jewish Learning. A graduate of five fellowship and teaching certification programs related to her work as a Jewish educator, a movement/expressive artist (Tamalpa Institute), and an Iyengar-based yoga instructor (The Yoga Room in Berkeley), she has two decades of experience guiding others in exploring Jewish wisdom, text and practices via the body in a variety of settings.
New Year's Day: Intention, A yoga workshop with Diane Sherman
How do you want to step into the New Year?
This ritual workshop marries intention with a deep and reflective yoga practice, allowing us to embody those intentions at a cellular level. In this three-hour span, we pause to review the past year and all it brought us, and we welcome the new year with our hopes and aspirations. We will move through some yin yoga, strength building poses, some writing time and a strong flow practice. Join me and your yoga community to ring in the New Year. For more information https://www.facebook.com/events/342839262927722/ Cost: $55; don't wait to register, this is already filling up. To register: http://ibelove.com/retreats1/new-years-day-intention
Creating a Home Practice for your Unique Body with Angela Fisher
Are you ready to dive deeper into your Yoga practice? How about figuring out where to start? What is this sun salutation that everyone is doing? Want to learn how you can modify poses for your unique body? In this workshop, you will learn some basic techniques to starting your own Yoga practice at home. Let's get real for a minute -- life gets in the way of taking care of ourselves a lot of the time, and sometimes our home isn't the most ideal place to practice yoga. So... we will be talking about practical ways to integrate Yoga into your life and into your personal space.
Here's what you'll leave with:
- 5 simple tips to fit yoga into your day, even if you're super busy
- 3 steps to safely developing your Yoga routine, even if you have no idea what you're doing
- Professional tips on time management and making practice happen
- Modifications techniques for your unique body
- A handout for figuring out what to do when you get on the Yoga mat (with artistic renderings)
- Community! Meet like-minded folks that live in the Bay Area to practice with!
We will not be on the mat the entire 4 hours. There are cushions and chairs available. All body sizes, ages, races and genders are welcome. We will talk about how to start your practice where you are at. There are 2 flights of stairs to attend, so unfortunately, this is not wheelchair accessible. Please arrive as scent free as possible. All props provided, please bring a mat if you have one.
Cost (refunds up to one week before event): Early Bird pricing by January 2nd: Students/Seniors: $65; Regular Price: $75. Regular pricing: Students/Seniors: $75; Regular Price: $85. Eventbrite Link for registration:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-home-practice-for-your-unique-body-tickets-51987401718
Offering Yoga and Mindfulness in Prisons and Jails with Chanda Williams and James Fox
Why offer yoga and mindfulness in prisons and jails? What do you need to know to do that most effectively? How can you get involved?
This training answers these questions by diving deep into Prison Yoga Project's mission, philosophy, and methodology. You'll gain perspective on the history and current state of our criminal justice system, and appreciate why it's critical that we take a different approach to justice. You'll learn how yoga and mindfulness contribute to Restorative Justice and effective rehabilitation.
For more information:https://prisonyoga.org/take-the-training/upcoming-training/
Cost: $375. To register:https://prisonyoga.z2systems.com/np/clients/prisonyoga/eventRegistration.jsp?event=17