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 • Ongoing • 10–11:30 am • $75 per class / Insurance Reimbursable

  • Are you looking to have more confidence, patience, resilience, creativity and compassion as a mom with your children?
  • Would you like to find time for yourself, as well as time to attend to your family’s needs?
  • How would your life be different if you had a circle of moms to talk honestly and openly about your concerns and aspirations while raising your family?


The Mother Voyage is an ongoing, weekly therapy group for mothers with children of any age that is a safe, confidential and nourishing place to:

  • pause, rejuvenate, be heard, and find delight in mothering
  • explore parenting, partnership, and family issues
  • discover more freedom and joy being a mom

When mom is nourished, her family flourishes!

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.

Lisa Makstein, LCSW-C, LICSW, and Marla Zipin, Ph.D. are experienced psychotherapists who have been working with mothers for over 20 years. The Mother Voyage group was formed when Lisa and Marla were mothers of young children and discovered the power of talking intimately with other mothers about the journey of motherhood. They created the Mother Voyage as a group where mothers can share their experiences and challenges, so that they can be empowered to be fully present with joy and resources while raising children.

In their private psychotherapy practices, located in Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and DuPont Circle, Lisa and Marla provide individual, couples and group therapy to people dealing with issues throughout the life cycle.

 

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.

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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