The Living Well is kicking off our October Healing in Community sessions with tools and resources for self care and strategies to reduce and negotiate toxic stress. If you are challenged by environmental stressors such as community trauma, hypertension, obesity and or a lack of connection with the community, we invite you to participate in this month’s Mindfulness programs. Dress in your most comfortable workout or yoga gear.  You don’t need a mat, we have one waiting for you to enjoy.  

 

Healing Yoga with Tameka

Date: October 6th, 13th, 20th& 27th 

Cost: $30 if paid in full via PayPalby October 6th. That’s just $5 per class! $7 drop-in. Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Instructor: Tameka Grey

Tameka’s unique yoga practice focuses on awareness of beneficial breath through meditation leading to a Vinyasa that is full of modifications for beginners and those beginning again. Beginners love Tameka’s teaching style because she is authentically attentive and fun creating an ideal environment for exploration and relaxation.  

 QiQong

Dates: Oct. 13th & 27th

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm (please arrive by 11:45 am)

Facilitator: Dr. Bridal Pearson

Cost: $10

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. 

                                     

 

Mind Training 101

Facilitatar Dr. Henry Gregory

Duration: 6 weeks

Date(s): Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Nov. 1st& 8th

Time: 6:30 pm

Cost: $5 per session

Many of our lives are busy and filled with life challenges.  As humans our brains are over stimulated with constant engagement with social media, environmental stimulants such as bill boards, noise pollution and toxic social atmospheres. Mind clarity is important to overall self-care.  How do we train our minds to become more efficient and intelligent emotionally?

Hike & Heal

Facilitator: Sunny Majeedah

Date: Oct. 6th

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00

Cost: $5 donation requested

Location: Roland Park Lake, red trail, in Baltimore, Md. 

Hike & Heal is a time for women to explore new paths in the woods and in their feminine wellness. At the halfway point in the hike we take a quick refresher break and Sunny Majeedah leads a discussion on various hormone balance, pelvic health and self-care focused issues.

Meditation: A Gateway to Stillness, Relaxation and Peaceful Vigor

Facilitator: Dr. Jerome Paige

Date: Oct. 7th

Time: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $1 donation requested

This session will help participants with strategies to reduce stress while building a meditation practice.  Meditation is an evidence based that if practiced regularly reduces blood pressure and increases mental focus.  Meditation also helps to control anxiety and slows down the aging of the brain.  For youth, it helps to build emotional awareness and reduces hyper-activity.

Ethics and Boundaries in Social Work Practice

Facilitator: Dona Moon  (donamoondc@gmail.com)

Date: Oct. 14th

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $40

CEUs: 3

 

This session is designed to provide new social workers with the requisite knowledge of key considerations of an ethical social work practice.  

Learning Objectives Enhanced Understanding of: 

  • Duty to Warn
  • Duty to Report
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Core Values and Ethical Principals of Social Work
  • Considerations for the initial session
  • Strategies for self-protection
  • Boundary Crossing vs Boundary Violation

 

Dis-Placia Vacants in the Village

By FightBlightBmore

 

Date: Oct. 20th

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Cost: Free

 

“A blighted Baltimore is a bleeding Baltimore.” Blight is the concentration of vacant, abandoned, dilapidated, underused or mis-utilized properties in communities. Join technoartivist, Nneka N’namdi, in an exploration of blight in Baltimore that fuses technology, art and activism to engage in learning about the impact of blight on residents and to apply collective creativity with resilience to vision equitable and sustainable solutions. 

Featuring the photographs of DominicNell of Nellaware Photography, Schaun Champion of Fluffy Pop Postcards and more…..

 

200-hour Jiivana Yoga tm Teacher Training Interest Session by Spiritual Essence Yoga Studio

 Facilitator: Dana Smith

Date: Oct. 24th

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: No cost for interest meeting

 This 200 hour YTT program is registered by the U.S. Office of Patent & Trademark by Spiritual Essence Yoga Studio. Jiivana Yoga® is influenced by Vinyasa Hatha Yoga and created by Spiritual Essence Yoga & Wellness founder Dana Smith.

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Mindfulness Mega Shoot

Photographers: Dominic Nell & Michael King

Date: Oct. 28th

Time: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $55 non BYTA members ($45 BYTA members will receive $10 back at the door)

Are you in the business of yoga and mindfulness? If so, images are critical to your business success. High-quality headshots and images of you teaching are essential to your professional portfolio to market your business and create and expand your brand identity on web sites and social media platforms. You will have a 10-minute sit for your head shot or yoga practice. You will receive access to a web link within 10 business days with hundreds of images from the Mindfulness Shoot that will include your headshots and poses. These images can be easily downloaded for your marketing use.  Some of the images will be watermarked. 

Reuda de Casino Afro Cuban Dance Class

Dates: On Going Sundays

Facilitator: Cedric Teamer

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

Cost: $15

Rueda de Casino Baltimore, one the most exciting and well-known social afro latin dance schools will have weekly Cuban Style Salsa Dance classes. Anyone interested in learning Cuban Salsa, correctly referred as Casino, that can be done one on one with a partner or in a “rueda” (Spanish term meaning wheel) with a group of people which takes the enjoyment of this dance to another level.

You will be taught the most basic and fundamental elements, principles and moves of the dance, musicality along with important cultural aspects of Cuban music and dance. Learning Cuban Style will also help you be able to adapt to any style of salsa and will give you exposure on how to dance Son and Cha Cha.