Use guided imagery and creative expression to access your inner wisdom, discern answers, and explore your creativity.
Each class will begin with a guided meditation that will relate to a current decision that needs to be made, offer guidance for a difficult situation or simply encourage open-minded curiosity. You will then artistically express the images that appeared to you during the guided meditation. You will
explore the mediums of collage, colored pencils, crayons and white pencil on black paper. Your creations will serve as meaningful reminders of the insights and intentions you experienced.
No artistic experience or particular talent required!
Instructor: Anastasia MacDonald
You know the saying, “You can’t love others unless you love yourself.”
Learn how to orient your mind towards loving kindness, compassion, and equanimity. The class will include short talks, guided meditations and small group discussions designed to increase your understanding of these concepts.
These are powerful tools to reduce greed, anger and pride by opening your heart to greater amounts of love for all beings —most importantly, to yourself.
Instructor: Jerry Hartman
Ever wonder what’s going on in that knee of yours when you are lunging forward? Or how your shoulder is somehow able to rotate the arm in nearly every direction?
Physical therapist Tim Newton and yoga teacher Helen Heffer team up to guide you on a journey of awareness through your own body.
Topics such as the anatomy of “the core,” the biomechanics of breathing, and the work of various muscle groups will be covered through intellectual inquiry and actual body experience using movement and yoga.
Please bring a yoga mat and blanket to class.
Mindfulness meditation works by helping the practitioner achieve a better understanding of what is happening right now—whether positive, negative, or neutral—not what they want to happen or what think they should be happening. Recognizing that unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health, you will learn techniques to reduce stress and stress-related disorders.
The class will consist of a presentation, opportunity to participate in guided meditation and time for discussion, questions, and answers.
Instructor Jerry Hartman is a graduate of the certificate program of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, Washington, D.C.
Learning to meditate or to do a Yoga pose skillfully is a doorway to compassion. Our own lives, our loved ones and our experiences offer the greatest opportunities for compassion to arise. As we deepen our practice, we come to heal ourselves and our world. Instructor: Helen Heffer.
Of the four foundations of mindfulness, the first and most important is mindfulness of the body. From infancy, you learn unconsciously to interpret everything that happens in your life as pleasant or unpleasant based on how it is experienced through your five senses. As you grow, the mind becomes the primary interpreter of experiences and overcomes the senses.
Join instructor Jerry Hartman for a half-day of meditation, short talks, and group discussions that will increase your awareness of the body.
Combining dance, martial arts, and mindfulness, nia tones your body while transforming your mind.
More than just a workout, nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life: body, mind, and soul. You can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance your individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging your senses and listening to your body.
Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience, leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes—body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring soft-soled slippers if you choose not to go barefoot.
Instructor: Claudia Salomon
This course is designed to address and alleviate the chronic stress experienced in today’s fast-paced world.
Instructor David Foulk, who studies with Sh’Fu Mark Johnson, will take you through a series of exercises that allow integration between your three energetic bodies: physical, emotional/mental, and spiritual.
The genuine state of balance and vitality gained from practicing these forms result in students leaving each class with a sense of profound well-being.
Use your summer energy to move the body and learn a series of 30+ yoga postures that open body, mind, emotions, energy, and spirit. Through breathwork and postures of alignment, balance, strengthening, stretching, and relaxation, we open to our wholeness. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket to class. Instructor: Helen Heffer.
Continue to practice your skills in this Part II t’ai chi class.
Based on the latter sections of the Sun form, instructor Sh'Fu David Foulk will guide you through the next levels of positions.
Prior t’ai chi experience is requested.
We often think happiness is dependent on external factors.
We suffer from the “if only” disease, looking for the next big thing that will finally make us happy.
Mindfulness meditation gives you tools to create lasting happiness that does not rely on others. Explore how clinging to your attitudes and possessions creates dissatisfaction and how loving, kindness, generosity, and gratitude can help alter your outlook on life.
Instructor: Jerry Hartman.