Sunday Circle Workshop Series kick off Sunday, February 23

February 23 1:00-3:00pm

We are kicking off an on-going series of community gatherings. Each gathering will feature a different topic around which we will share, discuss, teach and support each other as we build community and strengthen connections.

Lisa Joyce will kick off the series with a Compassion workshop, particularly focused on self-compassion. We will start with a short meditation based on the teachings of Tara Brach, then discuss how we can show ourselves compassion and extend compassion to all beings. We will also use the time to get to know each other by introducing the element of play.

We will finish by brainstorming ideas for future sessions, determining what topics are of interest, and what activities might be involved. We would love your input!

For those who would like to continue the fun after the workshop, we will head over to the Firefly, where Lisa has reserved the room until 4:00 pm.

Cost: Free-will donation ($5 – $10 suggested). Proceeds will benefit a charity, to be chosen by the group. No pre-registration required, but please let us know if you will need a chair or other accommodations for your comfort.

Ayurvedic Winter Wellness Workshop with Miranda Saturday, February 22

February 22 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come fight the dry, cold, and flu season with Yoga’s sister science, Ayurvedic Medicine! In this 3 hour workshop, you will:

  • Make elderberry syrup to bring home with you
  • Learn about using food as medicine and get recipes (a light Ayurvedic lunch will be provided)
  • Make Ayurvedic tea to get rid of toxins
  • Learn how to do Abhyanga (self massage) to get rid of toxins and fight dryness
  • Make homemade chest rub for congestion to bring home with you

Workshop cost: $80; Registration deadline Wednesday, February 19.

Presence, Movement and Play with Luke Arndt Workshop series continues Sunday, March 8

This series of workshops is centered around mindfulness practices and natural human movement patterns as well as games and play. We’ll use these practices to revitalize and strengthen the body, to sharpen and relax the mind, and to build a joyous and an embodied sense of presence. Each workshop will feature a variety of mindfulness and meditation practices and inquiries, a combination of different natural human movement patterns and unique and engaging games. There will be a mix of stillness and activity, so expect to sweat!

There are many progressions for each skill and movement that will be presented so that a wide range of ages and abilities may attend.

Movements that will be covered may include but are not limited to rolling, crawling, jumping, lifting, carrying, balancing, throwing and catching.

2020 dates: Sundays January 26, March 8, April 19, May 31, July 12, August 23, October 4, November 15.

Workshop cost: $30 per session.

Puppy Yoga! Sunday, March 22

Yoga and puppies to start your Sunday! We’re collaborating again with our friends from The Puppy Den to offer this adorably popular class. Enjoy a gentle yoga class while puppies play and offer snuggles. Yogis of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

The class costs $25 for human participants and is FREE for puppy participants! Registration is required and can be completed at the following link. Humans, please be sure to select the “Yogi Participant (Two feet)” and if you’re signing up your puppy please select “Puppy Participant (Four paws)”. Class is held at The Puppy Den, 3124 Syene Road in Fitchburg.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:30am – 10:30am