Events & Workshops
Flowing with the (Forward) Fold
A tune up for your yoga practice by tuning into your body!
Saturday, April 13; 1:30 – 4:00 PM
Join Kelsi Skee for this 2.5-hour forward fold intensive. Through awareness of anatomy and intention, we will be dissecting poses and learning how to make basic poses challenging, and advanced poses approachable.
Appropriate for all levels of yoga experience and ability.
The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism
w/Joni Kay Rose
Four consecutive Sundays, beginning March 24; 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Join Joni Kay Rose for this 4-class workshop, to be held four consecutive Sunday afternoons, March 24, March 31, April 7, and April 14, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. We'll discuss each of the Four Noble Truths in order, beginning the first March 24 session with a brief overview of the Four Noble Truths, followed by a more detailed look at the First Noble Truth, dukkha (a sanskrit term, translated loosely as "unsatisfactoryness").
The March 31 session will review the First Noble Truth, dukkha, then proceed to the Second Noble Truth, tanha or addictive craving, which we'll contrast with sankappa or aspiration, that we'll encounter again in the fourth class. The third session will review the first two Noble Truths before proceeding to the Third Noble Truth, nirvana or the cessation of suffering. The fourth session will summarize the Noble Eightfold Path.
While it may be easier for students to begin with the first session, the weekly review of the previous material may help latecomers catch up. Each session will conclude with a brief meditation.
Move Better, Feel Better with Feldenkrais!
Six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning March 27; 1:30 – 2:30 PM
This Feldenkrais series is an immersion into Feldenkrais lessons which bring about improvements in the body's co-ordination, comfort and the ability to function efficiently. The lessons are safe, enjoyable and immediately effective for people of all ages and abilities.
Feldenkrais classes are innovative, gentle and very effective to help people to move optimally with ease and comfort (and leave pain in the past).
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais developed the method in the course of his own rehabilitation from injury and found that it was very helpful to others on their journey back into wellness. Sports-minded people also find it helpful for optimal performance.
Cost: $5, attend one, some, or all six-classes.
Holotropic Breathwork & Shamanic Ritual
Friday, May 3; 6:15 – 9:15 PM
This powerful process:
- Facilitates entering into non-ordinary states of consciousness
- Encourages deep healing
- Illuminates your innate capacity to transform old patterns
- Expands your world as you explore other realms.
- Impacts mind, body, and spirit.
Each rapid-breathing session lasts over two hours
The session ends with a shamanic healing cleansing ritual.
Where: The Lotus Center, 211 West Broadway, Silver City
Cost: Each session is $45; Drop-ins welcome
What is needed:
- Willingness to breathe deeply and to enter non-ordinary states
- Bring a sleeping bag or very thick pad to lie on (yoga mats are not thick enough)
- Pillow so head is comfortable for long sessions
- Elastic band soft eye pad (similar to those they give on long-distance airplanes)
The ending time will vary depending on the number of people attending.
Facilitated by: Dr. Sharon G. Mijares, certified Breathworker, licensed psychologist, Qi Gung instructor, and author of The Revelation of the Breath: A Tribute to Its Wisdom, Power and Beauty.
You can watch a video about this powerful process at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCzG9QsM-Pw.