Core Classes

Our Core Classes include:

Yoga
Movement & Dance
Holistic Parenting
Meditation

 

YOGA

Yoga to Renew & Restore, with Elizabeth Hubley, E-RYT 200
Thursdays • 12-1pm • Ongoing
$95 for a 5-week session, $20 per class to drop-in

Join a weekly yoga class to renew your spirit and restore your body. Our practice includes dynamic movement through yoga asanas to support growth and balance as well as an opportunity to slow down, breathe deeply, and connect with yourself in restorative and yin postures. Join us for a 5-week session or drop-in as you are able this winter to move and breathe in community.

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, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner
Mondays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm • September 23 – December 9 $195 for 12-week session (discounted rate); Drop-In Fee: $20 per class

Awareness through Movement® classes are a wonderful complement to any exercise program or yoga class. During class, you are guided through a series of deceptively simple exercises, which have a profound effect on your posture, breathing, and ease of movement. Some classes will focus on lengthening the spine; others on easier sitting, turning, reaching, or bending – things we do in everyday life and can do with greater ease. These classes, and are especially beneficial for anyone experiencing fatigue, pain, or restriction of movement. Benefits include deeper relaxation and fuller breathing as well as improved emotional well-being and comfort.

To register or for more information, email carolregan53@gmail.com or call 301-580-9418

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 over 12 years ago and is committed to individual and small group learning to improve health, well-being and healing.

 

T’ai Chi with Michael Ward, LCSW
Wednesdays Ÿ• September 25 – December 11 (no classes 10/23/19 or 11/27/19)
6:30 – 7:30 pm   Beginners 1  (Postures 1-12)
7:30 – 8:30 pm   Beginners 3  (3rd /final section; Postures 25-37)
8:30 – 9:30 pm   Corrections (entire 37 postures of the CMC* Yang form)
* (CMC = Cheng Man-ch’ing)
$250 for 10-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 13 & 27, Oct 18, Nov 1 & 15, Dec 6 & 13 • $84 for the Fall series or $20 drop in; bring cash or check made out to Judith Walton.

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 2019 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
Tuesday • September 24, 2019 • 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.

Smiling like a Buddha: A Six-Session Mindfulness Meditation Class
Six Tuesdays • October 1 – November 5, 2019 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm • $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. 

 


  • Class Calendar