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September 15, 22, 29 and October 6

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WITH DON TUTTLE & MIKE McKENNA

4 Class Sunday Series, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

The Alexander Technique is an educational method that teaches how to consciously use ourselves more effectively in everyday and performance activity – to move in accord with our natural design.

Posture and movement are improved and become characterized by more ease, efficiency, freedom, and enjoyment.  Consequently, chronic tension and pain are often reduced or eliminated.

  • Feel Better
  • Improve Posture
  • Increase Mindfulness
  • Move With Ease
  • Explore the Mind/Body Connection
  • Find Your Balance
  • Reduce Stress

To Register Contact:

Mike McKenna

THURSDAYS SEPT. 26 – NOV. 14

MOTION THEATER  FOR ALL WITH SYBIL MEYER

MOVE. PLAY. CONNECT.  Play theater games designed to enhance spontaneity and attunement to self and others.  Move in ways that free the body, develop comfort with spotaneous storytelling, and enjoy creative expression in partnership with others.  Learn to embody true stories that express your ordinary and extraordinary experiences.  This class is structured so you learn step by step how to create improvised performance in a safe, supportive group. 

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                     Fee for 8 weeks:   $225

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 27th, 2019

YOGA FOR RENEWAL WITH JULIE EMDEN

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th 2019,  1:30 – 3:30 PM

Enter into the High Holy Day season with a gentle Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice, infused with wisdom teachings rooted in Jewish Mystical tradition.  Discover your own sensing, moving body as a resource for presence, joy and calm while gaining a deeper connection to yourself on all levels- mind, body, heart and spirit- at this time of return and renewal on the Hebrew Calendar.

Co-sponsored by 4th Street Yoga, Congregation Netivot Shalom, JCC East Bay, Kehilla Community Synagogue and Character Day 2019.  Contact: julie@embodiedjewishlearning.org

Facebook Event Here  

To Register: Here

 
 

Julie Emden

 

Sept. 28th, 2019

NAVARATRI KIRTAN WITH LILY CUSHMAN & FRIENDS

Sat. Sept. 28th 7:00 – 9:00pm

Join Lily Cushman for an evening of call and response chanting in celebration of Navaratri: Durga Puja. This nine-day Hindu festival honors different aspects of the divine feminine and is a potent time to invoke these transformative energies into our lives with mantra and Hindu folklore. Durga is one of the fiercest female warriors in the Hindu pantheon, an embodiment of courage, clarity and formidable compassion that we can call upon to navigate the complexity of our own lives with greater capacity and grace.
Lily Cushman is a lifelong musician and has been leading chanting for over a decade. She is the author “A Little Bit of Mantras: An Introduction to Sacred Sounds” from Sterling Publishers and a recent transplant to the Bay Area from her longtime home of NYC. She is joined by Radhanath Jerry Alvarez on mridangam.
This event is offered on a donation basis, with a $20 suggested donation. Doors open at 6:30pm, chanting from 7-9pm with Prasad afterward.  NO PRE-PURCHASE OF TICKET NECESSARY.

Thursdays in October

SENIOR WELLNESS SERIES with Betty Aten

5 Class Series  Oct. 3rd –  31st

Thursdays  2:00- 3:30pm

Join Senior Yoga instructor Betty Aten for this 5-week workshop addressing yoga’s greatest hits for healthy aging. Each week will cover one aspect of an age-appropriate yoga practice for those 55+.

Oct. 3: Balance    Oct. 10: Flexibility   Oct. 17: Agility    Oct. 25: Strength (upper body)    Oct. 31 Strength (lower body)

Each session will also include work on breath awareness for stress relief and restorative poses for relaxation.

Pre-registration for the entire series is encouraged, but drop-ins are also welcome. As this is a special workshop series, class passes will not be honored.

Cost: 5-week series – $85 (no refunds for missed classes)

Drop-ins – 4th Street Yoga Studio sliding scale of $17 – $20  Cash/check only

Questions? Contact Betty at bettymaten@gmail.com

To Register Contact:bettymaten@gmail.com

NOVEMBER 16TH, 2019

KIRTAN WITH ASTRUD and The Cosmic Caravan

Saturday,  November  16, 2019   7:30 PM

We share what is known as KIRTAN, a call and response of sacred sounds and mantras. It is the relationship to these mantras that illuminates our heart and awakens our consciousness. It is not important that you can sing or that you understand the words. KIRTAN is an experience. It is a practice to release you out of the thinking mind and drop you gently into the heart. MAN means mind and TRA is instrument. So it is through these sacred sounds we are able to conduct the instrument of the mind.

Please join us as we join you and together we create this sacred union with healing intentions for the whole of the world.

To Register Contact: Astrud

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