Core Classes

Our Core Classes include:

Movement & Dance
Holistic Parenting



Yoga to Renew & Restore, with Elizabeth Hubley, E-RYT 200
Thursdays • 12-1pm • Ongoing • Beginning January 9th
$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: call 202-810-3010 or email




Awareness through Movement®, with Carol Regan, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner
Mondays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm • January 13 – April 13 (no class Feb 17) • $215 for 13-week session (register by January 13 for discounted rate); Drop-In Fee: $20 per class

EXPLORING EASE:  Finding ease in your movement directly impacts your everyday life.  Sometimes we over effort; or we may try too hard whether during exercising, walking, or when we are trying to get a project at work done.  But it doesn’t have to be that way! Awareness through Movement® classes teach you strategies for finding ease and ways to reduce tension, pain and stress; increase your flexibility and improve the quality of your movements and your self-awareness.
These classes are for every body, and are especially beneficial for anyone experiencing fatigue, pain, or restriction of movement. You will learn that the benefit is  greatest when you do less – that is the power of neuroplasticity.
To register or for more information, email 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 January 22 – April 1 (No Classes February 19)
6:30 – 7:30 pm   Beginners 1  (Postures 1-12)
7:30 – 8:30 pm   Beginners 2  (Postures 13-24)
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

Beginner Part 1:
Beginner Part 1 classes introduce students to the “T’ai Chi Form,” or the choreography of 37 T’ai Chi movements and postures. In this class, students learn the 1st section (Beginner set) of the form—the first 12 of 37 movements. Each class meets once a week for one hour, for ten weeks.

Beginner Part 2:
Part 2 classes are for students familiar with the first 12 movements. Part 2 classes continue T’ai Chi study with the 2nd section of the “Tai Chi form”—movements 13 – 24. Each class meets once a week for one hour, for ten weeks.

Continuing students can refine and enhance their performance in this class. Students should be familiar with the entire choreography of the “T’ai Chi form.” This class will begin with a review of Beginner Part 3, then cover the entire sequence of 37 movements. Each class meets once a week for one hour, for ten weeks.

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 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 – 9 pm • Jan 10, 24; Feb 21; Mar 6, 27; Apr 10, 24; May 8, 22; June 5, 19, 2020 • $120 for 11 sessions 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  or Judith at

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.



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.



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: or contact Still Water at or 301-270-8353.

For more information or to register go to  Direct questions to or 301-270-8353. 

A Calm Mind and a Joyful Heart: A NO-FEE Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Eliza King and Jane Newhagen, Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center
Tuesday • January 28 • 7 – 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. Join us for this 90-minute workshop as we 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 Direct questions to

Mindfulness for Everyone: A Six-Session Mindfulness Meditation Class
Eliza King and Jane Newhagen, Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center
Six Tuesdays, February 4 – March 10 • 7 – 8:30 pm • $120
Mindfulness meditation is surprisingly simple and remarkably subtle. With practice it helps us develop concentration, cultivate inner stillness, calm our minds, and recognize and accept feelings and emotions. The class is intended for both new and experienced practitioners. Join us as we explore conscious breathing, sitting practice, walking meditation, and mindfulness in everyday life. For more information or to register go to Direct questions to


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