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 • through June 28
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

Awareness through Movement®, with Carol Regan, Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner
Mondays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm • May 14 – July 16 (no class 5/28 or 7/2)
$140 for eight-week session; Drop-In Fee: $20 per class

Awareness Through Movement®:  Are you looking for a movement class that will help you ease pain in your lower back?  Tightness in your neck and shoulders?  Or in general want to improve how your flexibility and organization?  These group classes will help you explore movements that are designed to help you learn to move with less pain and effort and get rid of unnecessary interfering habits.

Lessons last approximately one hour. There are hundreds of ATMs to choose from in the Feldenkrais Method. 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 Method® 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.

 

 

T’ai Chi with Michael Ward, LCSW
11-Week Session: Wednesdays Ÿ April 11 – July 11 (no classes 5/23, 6/6, or 7/4)
6:30 – 7:30 pm   Beginners 2 (Postures 13-24)
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 & Celebrating What is Whole, with Evelyn Torton Beck, Ph.D. and Judith Walton, Ph.D.
Fridays, 7:30 – 9pm • Apr 13, 27, May 18 and June 1, 15, 29; 2018 • $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.