Friday, March 16th 7:00-8:30 PM | $25 Saturday, March 17th 9:00-12:00 PM | $75
Relationships are explored through a series of five stages, from romantic bliss to rude awakening and from disillusionment to despair, until the ideal stage, in which love grows deeper, richer, and more settled. This course is for people of any relationship status (e.g., single or coupled) who are interested in the topic of love.
with Joy Black 4 weeks | Tuesdays April 3 – April 24 12:00 – 1:30PM | $95
This seated Qigong movement form will strengthen and relax the body, dissolve negative emotions, clarify the mind, open the heart, and ultimately elevate the spirit. it consists of eight simple movements, all done sitting comfortably on a chair.
with Joy Black Saturday, April 14 9:30AM–5:30PM (1.5 hour lunch + breaks) | $150
We often allow the hot Fire energy in our heads and hearts to rule our lives, creating unnecessary stress and emotional upheaval. As a result, the energy in the lower abdomen suffers (our kidneys, bladder, sexual organs, psoas muscles).
When I was about 17 I read Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hahn and Be Here Now by Ram Dass. These books were exactly the sustenance I craved to make sense of my confusing teenage existence. I am thankful that they led me to yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and shifted my world view at a young age.
When your unhealthy habits are insignificant in comparison to your deep desire to be mentally, spiritually and physically healthy, I believe you are practicing mindfulness. It is a knowing that you are worthy of a heathy lifestyle and in believing so, you understand that practicing meditation, yoga and healthy eating is required on a daily basis.
There is a time for everything: a time to work, a time to play, a time to reflect, and a time to just breathe. There is always perspective and reminders about what is important even amidst daily challenges or in times of deeper turmoil.
My career of nearly 40 years as a graphic designer and creative manager was always highly stressful, with many tight deadlines and the pressure to be creative on the fly. At times, it was very exciting, and I loved the challenges.