Core Classes

Our Core Classes include:

Yoga
Movement & Dance
Holistic Parenting
Meditation

 

YOGA

Yoga for EveryBody, with Elizabeth Hubley, E-RYT 200
Thursdays • Ongoing • 12-1 pm
Purchase a 5-class pass for $95 or drop-in for $20 per class

Join Elizabeth to build strength, improve body awareness, and find deep relaxation and healing. Everybody is welcome – including those new to yoga, people with minor limitations, and pregnant women. Modifications will be offered to make the practice accessible and appropriately challenging for each student while we build strength and learn to let go.

Register online at: http://sienawellness.com/crossingsyoga.html or email Elizabeth at elizabeth@sienawellness.com.

 

MOVEMENT & DANCE

Lunchtime Yin Yang Yoga Taiji with Kevin Mutschler
Tuesdays • March 21 – May 23 • 12-12:45 pm
$180 for the series of ten classes. Drop-in rate: $20.

Taste of Taiji: Yin Yang Yoga is a weekly energy workout based on ancient Qigong and Taiji movements especially selected for today’s stressful work and living. Just follow along as Kevin guides you through a balanced, relaxing, and revitalizing class.

Gentle, simple rhythmic movements enhance and balance the circulation of qi, erasing the effects of stress and promoting strength, balance, calmness and healing. To register, please go to www.healingsupport.com or email kevin@healingsupport.com; or call (240) 461-9300.

 

T’ai Chi with Michael Ward, LCSW
11-Week Session: Wednesdays Ÿ January 18 – April 5 (No Classes 2/153)
6:30 – 7:30 pm   Beginners 1 (Postures 1-12)
7:30 – 8:30 pm   Beginners 2 (3rd /final section; Postures 13-24)
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.

 

Dancing for Repair: Celebrating What is Whole, with Evelyn Torton Beck, Ph.D. and Judith Walton, Ph.D.

Fridays, 7:30 – 9pm • January 27; February 3; March 3, 17, 31; April 14, 28; May 12 and June 2, 16, 2017

$120 for the fall/winter 2016 series (bring check made out to Judith Walton to the first session) / $20 per drop-in fee.

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. This year we will focus on dances that embody understanding, compassion, wholeness, health and healing, inner and outer peace.

Sacred circles are moving meditations that embody and integrate mind, body, and spirit. These simple, gentle dances have special meditative qualities and ancient roots in music and dance from around the world. Powerful in their effect, they evoke a spiritual dimension leading to harmony and balance.

No previous dance experience is necessary. No partners needed. All dances are simple and each will be 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

 

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, with Mitchell Ratner, Senior Teacher, Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center

Monday, January 30, 2017 • 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, with Mitchell Ratner, Senior Teacher, Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center

Six Mondays, February 6 – March 13, 2017 • 7 – 9 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.