Unique Offerings

Awareness through Movement®, Eight-Week Introductory Series, with Carol Regan, Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner

Mondays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm • Sept 25 – Nov 20 (no class 10/9)
$145 for eight-week session ($18 per class); Drop-In Fee: $20 per class • Early Bird registration deadline: Sept 11th for discounted fee of $130.

Awareness through Movement® classes – or the Feldenkrais Method® – offer an exciting holistic approach to health and healing. 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 are a wonderful complement to any exercise program, 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 301-565-8208

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.

 

 

Ecstatic Drumming Circle (for Everyone), with Sharon Gervasoni

Saturday, November 25, 3pm to 5pm. $30 per circle (cash or check only)

Drumming in community is magical.  You don’t have to be a drummer to experience the joy and healing power of playing together. Studies have confirmed what all indigenous cultures know–that drumming in a group releases endorphins and can lead to a sense of self-transcendence (ecstasy) that is nourishing and healing. See for example https://www.thoughtco.com/drum-therapy-1729574. This circle will be an opportunity to communally create rhythms, using drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments.

Sharon is trained as a massage therapist and shamanic practitioner, and is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister and former hospice volunteer. She has been drumming for decades, and facilitating monthly ecstatic drumming circles in spiritual community for 5 years.

No drumming experience is needed; instruments will be provided. If you do have a drum, rattle or other percussion instrument, please bring it! Space is limited to 20 participants.  Register by emailing Sharon at RevSharonG@gmail.com.

Holiday Stress Relief: Yoga Nidra Meditation
with Shira Oz-Sinai

Tuesdays, December 5, 12, & 19, 6:30-7:30pm  •  Attend one, two, or all three!

Feeling the holiday stress? Give yourself the gift of relaxation! The bridge between Thanksgiving and the next holiday is often packed with lots of doing for the holidays, working hard to wrap things up before the new year, and consequently increased stress and tension. Sounds familiar?

The practice of iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation gives you access to deep and lasting rest. All you have to do is set up a cozy nest for yourself with blankets and mats. Then this profoundly simple meditation regulates your nervous system, rewires your brain, and soothes your physical and emotional aches and pains. The best part? You’ll arrive at those days off with a lot more patience, peacefulness, and plenty of room for holiday cheer!

Fee: $20 per person, per session. Sign up for 2 sessions (or 2 people) and get the third half off! More info and registration @ shiraozsinai.com/holiday-stress-relief.

 

Ecstatic Drumming Circle for Therapists and Bodyworkers, with Sharon Gervasoni

Saturday, December 16 • 3pm to 5pm • $30 per circle (cash or check only)

In these times, therapists are being called upon to hold even more than usual for their clients. This circle will be an opportunity to rest into communally-created rhythms and silence, using drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments. Studies have confirmed what all indigenous cultures know–that drumming in a group releases endorphins and can lead to a sense of self-transcendence (ecstasy) that is nourishing and healing. See for example https://www.thoughtco.com/drum-therapy-1729574

Sharon is trained as a massage therapist and shamanic practitioner, and is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister and former hospice volunteer. She has been drumming for decades, and facilitating monthly ecstatic drumming circles in spiritual community for 5 years.

No drumming experience is needed; instruments will be provided. If you do have a drum, rattle or other percussion instrument, please bring it! Space is limited to 20 participants.  Register by emailing Sharon at RevSharonG@gmail.com.