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
6 pm Yoga with Michelle Stafford
Enjoy a full mind-body workout tailored for all fitness levels. Pre-pay is $10. Drop-in is $15
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 email@example.com.
Postponed: Her Sweet Release: a night exclusively for Black, Queer women to meet, relax, and RELEASE!
Bakari Jones presents Her Sweet Release – a night exclusively for Black, Queer women to meet, relax, and RELEASE!
Finally, a chance to break out your good clothes, splash on the smell good, and meet beautiful Black Queers in the area. If you ever experienced Bakari Jones’ “Wine & LesbiFriends” you know you’re in for a night including more than just drinking and standing around. Whether you’re attending as a couple, solo, or with a group of your good friends you can look forward to an interactive experience that leaves you feeling connected, inspired, and, if you do it right, incredibly sexy!
When you register for Her Sweet Release you’ll be asked to share your beverage and dietary preferences. Your responses will help guide our bar and food choices for the night so don’t hold back!
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
“Baltimore Ceasefire” Day of Healing at The Living Well
Join us for a full day of events geared toward “Healing In Community” from toxic stress and trauma, using ancient healing technologies such as dance, yoga, meditation, spoken word, music, and more. Stay tuned for more details.
The Starving Artist Conference
The Starving Artist Conference: This annual event is held in the fall and features a panel of three or more celebrity artists, two keynote speakers, and a panel of business leaders such as successful corporate CEO’s, Financial Advisors, Business Attorneys, and Marketing Gurus. The “Legendary Award” is given to an artist who has had success in their artistic career and influence in their community for over a decade. “The Starving Artist Award” honors an independent artist who has consistently pursued their artistic career and has established success outside of the mainstream entertainment industry.
We are honored to announce that this year’s “Legendary Award” will be presented to The Late Dick Gregory.
Workshops and Classes: This year we are offering three classes including Yoga, Qigong, & an Acting Workshop with working actor, Phil John.
The Starving Artist After Party: The SAC After Party networking sessions are held in galleries, community centers, and/or open arts spaces. This event features local artist exhibits, vendors, live music, and live performances by featured artist that are nominated by their peers on social media sites, or other partnering non-profit organizations. This event is a great way to make new contacts and generate new business leads. Sign up today!
10-11 am: Yoga w/Divayogi Michelle Stafford
12-1 pm: Qigong w/Dr. Bridal Pearson
1:15-2:15 pm: Actors Workshop w/Phil John
3-7 pm: Main Event
7-8 pm: Musical Performance by Jahiti
9 pm: The Starving Artist After Party @The Terra Cafe
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
$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.