Weekly Classes (See Below for Event Listings)
7 pm Singing Circle with Lea Gilmore
Song lives in us all and is a part of our everyday lives in more ways than we realize. For centuries, people have used singing as a coping mechanism and healing tool, including Africans during the Middle Passage and Native Americans during the journey on the Trail of Tears. A pilot study published in the British Journal of Nursing found that singing contributes to reduction in the anxiety and depression that many patients experience following a major surgery and is worth prescribing before antidepressants. The Community Sings Listening Circles brings people of all ages and skill levels together to create beautiful music… no experience is necessary. The only prerequisite is a love of music and song!
Our presenter, Lea Gilmore, is a blues, gospel and jazz singing civic activist who has lent her voice, literally and figuratively, to advocacy for the under served of the world and made a huge difference. Lea was chosen by ESSENCE MAGAZINE as one of “25 Women Shaping the World.” A former deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and Program Director for the Association of Baltimore Area Grant Makers, in addition Ms. Gilmore has testified before local, state and federal commissions on issues ranging from immigration laws to the civil rights and liberties of women of color.
A native of Baltimore, Ms. Gilmore has lead concerts, choirs and singing circles around the world. Suggested Donation: $5
QiGong with Bridal Pearson
Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that includes meditation, controlled breathing, mindfulness, and slow breathing. It can also be applied as a martial art.
Please arrive by 11:45am. Suggested Donation: $5-10 dollars
Dates: Oct 7th and 21st
11:30 -12:30 pm
Healing in CommUNITY Yoga w/Michelle Stafford
in a fun and inclusive environment
to upbeat and then calming music of all genres.
Pay Online: $10 for Adults & $4 for Kids, Drop-in: Adults are $15.
Kids ages 6-12 are just $5. Pay Here
Healing In Community
Healing in Community is a transmedia project that brings the power of storytelling and awareness to both the impact of trauma and the use of ancient healing traditions. We believe that the soul must be the center and the core of healing. By using a combination of ancient healing modalities and expressive mediums such as visual arts, music, and physical movement we can create meaningful connections with ourselves and others. Healing the soul of the city is a collective effort of diverse community resources combining efforts to address the long-term impact of Trauma and provide sustainable outlets for social and economic restoration.
If you have a story or image you would like to share about your healing journey, inbox us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feldenkrais Training Program of Baltimore
Dates for Upcoming Training Weekend: October 5-8, 2017
“Participants in the Feldenkrais training program are of all ages. They come from many different backgrounds, and have a wide range of reasons for wanting to study the Feldenkrais Method. Some people attend the training program for their own personal development and healing, or because they are fascinated by the field of human improvement. Others join for professional development; to enrich their current career or to explore a new path as a skilled Feldenkrais Practitioner. The Feldenkrais training program takes place in a friendly, non-competitive and supportive environment, in which each student can learn, and participate comfortably.” More Information Here
Mini- Workshops in December ’17
Learn how The Feldenkrais Method® can help you live, feel, and breathe more easily.
THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD ® is a powerful resource for everyone who wants to feel and function better.
A brilliantly practical synthesis of biology, physics, neuro-science and motor development, the Feldenkrais Method, engages the brain’s natural plasticity, in order to improve life. It is safe, enjoyable, broadly effective and helpful for people of all ages and abilities.
Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons are done on the floor, in sitting or standing. The movements are gentle, allowing the students to feel how much unnecessary effort they use, where in their body they apply this effort, and what other options they might have to make movement easier. The movements are based on the feedback loop mechanism of the brain – having an intention, carrying it out, sensing the quality of the action, evaluating the results and changing the action accordingly. Register Here
Dec. 2 – 10-11:30 – Pain- free Arms and Hands
Dec. 3 – 1-2:30 – Relief for your Aching Neck and Shoulders
Dec. 9 – 10-11:30 – Finding your Strong and Sturdy Back
Dec.10 1-2:30 – Discovering your Core Strength
Cost: $10 advance registration, $15 at the door – space is limited!
Handmade Holiday 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017 12-6 pm
Join us for our 10th annual event, Handmade Holiday! It is a shopping extravaganza!!! Local artisans carry everything from handmade jewelry to paintings. Take a family portrait with Fluffy Pop Postcards in her Photo Salon. Enjoy live music from local musicians. There will even be opportunities to participate in fitness classes. This year’s focus is on the young entrepreneur. While there is plenty of room for our traditional vendors, we also would like to invite young creatives to come and share their talents with the community. If you are a vendor with handmade wares, please reserve your spot! Applications accepted at email@example.com
$45 for vendors 19 and older & $25 for vendors 18 and under. Vendors 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Lean into Your Desire! A Yoni Workshop for Women
During this introductory workshop, learn the ancient healing technologies of Yoga, Yoni Breathing, and Belly Dance. These time tested modalities help us women to heal from trauma, energize our bodies, and lean into our DESIRES! “I help women make peace with their bodies by beginning a journey of self-exploration supported by the love of a sister circle, igniting total wellness of the body, mind and spirit.”
Vibrant Connections: A Couples Workshop
Studies show that mindful practices improve communication. When done in partnership, these ancient healing technologies increase the energetic bond that couples share. Join us for an evening of learning beginner partner yoga poses, combined with massage, and exercises for toning the pelvic floor. Discover how to use healing touch to unite with your partner in a new an exciting way.