Core Classes

Our Core Classes include:

Yoga
Movement & Dance
Holistic Parenting
Meditation

 

YOGA

Embracing Change & Exploring Gratitude Through Yoga, with Elizabeth Hubley, E-RYT 200

Introductory Class • Thursday, September 20 from 12-1pm • $20
A one-hour introductory yoga class to the two fall yoga series – Embracing Change & Exploring Gratitude.
We’ll move, breathe, and explore the themes that will take us through this change of seasons and into the New Year. Classes are appropriate for all levels, beginners are welcome.

Embracing Change • 6-week yoga series: Thursdays 12-1pm September 27 – November 1 • $114/session ($19/class) or $20 to drop-in
In this series we’ll embrace the changing of the seasons and tap into the introspective energies of fall. Our focus will be on both building strength and letting go through breath work and asana practice. As we find stability and grounding we’ll better navigate the changes in our lives and in the world.

Exploring Gratitude • Thursdays 12-1pm November 8 – December 20 (no class November 22) • $114/session ($19/class) or $20 to drop-in
Our yoga practice can be a powerful tool for exploring the idea of gratitude – for our bodies, our interconnectedness, and the abundance all around us. Through dynamic movement and deep rest, we’ll set ourselves up for a grateful holiday season and new year ahead.

To register please visit: http://www.sienawellness.com/group-classes.html call 202-810-3010 or email elizabeth@sienawellness.com

 

MOVEMENT & DANCE

Awareness through Movement®, with Carol Regan, Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner
Mondays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm • September 24 – December 3 (no class 10/8/18)
$180 for ten-week session; Drop-In Fee: $20 per class

Awareness Through Movement® (ATM):  Are you looking for ways to reduce pain, and a novel approach to exercise? These classes use slow, mindful movements to achieve powerful effects in terms of strength, flexibility, and holistic integration of body and mind. Instead of pushing or trying too hard to do something, ATM helps you learn how to accomplish more by doing less. And unique to the Feldenkrais Method® is that these lessons tie directly into functional movements of daily life, such as walking, lifting, sitting or standing.

Lessons last approximately one hour. The aim of these lessons is not necessarily relaxation, but rather healthy, powerful, easy, and pleasurable action.

To register, or for more information, contact Carol Regan, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner at carolregan53@gmail.com.

Carol Regan, MPH, Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® Practitioner, has been involved in health, health care and healing for the past thirty-five years. She began practicing this Method nearly 10 years ago, and is committed to individual and small group learning to improve health, well-being and healing.

Awareness through Movement Workshops, with Carol Regan, MPH and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner

Movement for a Healthy Back: Saturday, November 17 • 10:00– 12:00 pm • $35.00

Back stress and strain affect many of us, limiting our movements and often causing pain and disability.  In this workshop, we will explore gentle ways of moving and organizing ourselves that are simple but can have a profound impact on how we feel. Over time you will learn how to sense more of yourself as you move, and you’ll discover more and more efficient and comfortable ways of moving by using the support of your skeleton. To register, or for more information, contact Carol Regan, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner at carolregan53@gmail.com.

Rest and Renew: Saturday, December 15 • 10:00-12:00pm • $35

Come unwind and let go. This workshop will guide you through a series of small, sequenced movements that will help you slow down and let go of tension you may be holding.  Bringing focused awareness to certain movements can result in a clarity of connection of one part of yourself to the whole, letting ease and comfort be your guide.  To register, or for more information, contact Carol Regan, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner at carolregan53@gmail.com.

 

 

T’ai Chi with Michael Ward, LCSW
11-Week Session: Wednesdays Ÿ September 19 – December 12 (no classes 10/24 or 11/21)
6:30 – 7:30 pm   Beginners 1 (Postures 1-12)
7:30 – 8:30 pm   Beginners 3 (2nd section; Postures 25-37)
8:30 – 9:30 pm   Corrections (entire 37 postures of the CMC* Yang form)
* (CMC = Cheng Man-ch’ing)
$240 for 11-class session meeting once per week for one hour

Cloud Hands T’ai Chi classes introduce students to the choreography of the 37 movements and postures that comprise Cheng Man-ch’ing Yang Style Tai Chi (AKA “the T’ai Chi Form”). (Continuing students can refine and enhance their performance in the Corrections class. Students should be familiar with the entire choreography of the “T’ai Chi form.” This class covers the entire form of 37 movements.)
For further information and to register, please go to www.CloudHandsTaiChi.net. Phone: 301-525-8266.

 

Sacred Circle Dance; Dancing for Repair and Celebrating What is Whole, with Evelyn Torton Beck, Ph.D. and Judith Walton, Ph.D.
Fridays, 7:30 – 9pm • Sept 14, 21, Oct 12, Nov 9, 16, 30 and Dec 7, 14 • $96 for the fall series or $20 drop in.

With so many changes in the air, the world can feel like a chaotic and challenging place to live, making it more important to dance. By dancing, we not only create a safe space, we create and send positive energy to wherever it is needed. For Fall 2018 we take our inspiration from the Angel cards, focusing on the themes of birth, trust, grace, expectancy, flexibility, courage, and truth.

Sacred Circle dances are moving meditations that embody and integrate mind, body and spirit.  Each dance is taught every time. Our philosophy of dance is, “there are no mistakes, only variations!” For further information contact Evi at etb@umd.edu  or Judith at jwaltondc@yahoo.com.

Evelyn Torton Beck, Ph.D. is Women’s Studies Professor emerita and a long time teacher of sacred circle dance as a healing practice.  She has brought this form of dance to her teaching at the University as well as to professional groups.  Sacred Circle Dance is central to her spiritual practice.

Judith Walton, Ph.D. has been teaching sacred circle dance for more than 25 years and uses the power of dance with diverse groups to achieve wholeness, harmony and balance.  She learned many of these dances at Findhorn, spiritual and ecological community in Scotland.

 

HOLISTIC PARENTING

Mother Voyage:  A Therapy Group for Moms with Lisa Makstein, LCSW-C & Marla Zipin, Ph.D.
Tuesday ۰ Ongoing ۰ 10–11:30 am

Would you like a safe, nurturing place to talk with like-minded mothers about what really matters most to you? Do you want to heal, as needed, the parenting patterns from your childhood and draw on the best of your past, as you mother? Do you want support to parent intentionally and consciously, so you are energized and inspired in your family life? Mother Voyage, an ongoing therapy group for women who are mothers of children of all ages, offers an opportunity to reflect, practice self-compassion, and feel empowered to be the mom you want to be. We believe that when mom is nourished, her family flourishes. Join us to learn and rejuvenate yourself with a circle of kindred women. To register call Lisa Makstein: 301-963-5696 OR Marla Zipin: 301-899-4733 – psychotherapists for over 25 years with much heart; and seasoned moms.

 

MEDITATION

Mindfulness Meditation ۰ Offered by the Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center; Mitchell Ratner, Senior Teacher
Many of us live as though there were tape recorders in our heads – constantly playing back worries, fears, regrets, commentary, and criticism. Mindfulness practice enables us to find the pause buttons on our recorders, to shift from thinking about the world to experiencing it. Join the Still Water community at Crossings to learn Mindfulness practices, such as sitting and walking meditation, and to be part of a nourishing community. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome.

Morning Meditation ۰ Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday ۰ 7- 8 am

Evening Meditation and Mindfulness Program ۰ Every Thursday ۰ 7- 9 pm

First Thursdays (monthly) Orientation: 6:30 pm, Orientation to Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center and basic mindfulness practices. Weekly Still Water programs at Crossings are supported by donations.  More information: www.StillWaterMPC.org or contact Still Water at Info@StillWaterMPC.org or 301-270-8353.

A Calm Mind and a Joyful Heart: A No-Fee Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation • Mitchell Ratner, Senior Teacher, Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Mindfulness is our capacity to be fully present in our own lives, to be aware of what we are doing as we are doing it. As we develop our awareness, an inner stillness naturally grows. During this 90 minute workshop we will explore mindfulness and become familiar with conscious breathing, sitting and walking meditations, and mindfulness in daily life. Advanced registration requested. For more information or to register go to www.StillWaterMPC.org. Direct questions to Info@StillWaterMPC.org or 301-270-8353.

Smiling like a Buddha: A Six-Session Mindfulness Meditation Class • Mitchell Ratner, Senior Teacher, Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center
Six Tuesdays, October 2 through November 13, 2018. (No class on October 9) • 7:00 – 9:00 pm ۰ $180
Mindfulness meditation is surprisingly simple and remarkably subtle. With practice we develop a relaxed state of awareness that allows for the moment-by-moment direct observation of sensations, feelings, and mind-states. Intended for both new and experienced practitioners, in this class we will explore conscious breathing, developing/deepening a sitting practice, walking meditation, mindfulness in everyday life, recognizing and accepting feelings and emotions, and much more. For more information or to register go to www.StillWaterMPC.org. Direct questions to Info@StillWaterMPC.org or 301-270-8353.


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