This on-going Adult Enrichment group meets every week on Tuesday evenings for one hour of meditation including a reading. Come, sit, listen, and meditate with us.
Yoga is a multipurpose tool for improving a lifetime: the essence of Yoga is nonphysical inner development. To varying degrees for each individual, Yoga brings inner quiet, peace of mind, character strength, and spirituality. We each relate to it and its many physical and inner benefits in ways that suit our individual needs and personalities.
This Mindful Yoga program cultivates the abstract benefits. It encourages a quiet, mindful awareness while doing a full range of classical postures. Postures improve health through strengthening, purifying, and toning of the body, as well as of the nerve, and energy systems. Improved health, self-confidence, and a feeling of well-being, foster the inner results. Although the postures are a valuable tool, their improvement of the body is a byproduct, not the goal of Yoga practice.
Appropriate for a range of students, the approach is sufficiently safe, gentle, and even-paced for new students, while providing depth, variation, and practice options for experienced students.
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Come, come, whoever you are! Please join us for the Dances of Universal Peace @ Concord UU, an alternative worship service, held the third Sundays of each month from 7 - 9 PM. Mark your calendar with the following dates for the Dances of Universal Peace: February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20 and June 17, 2012.
The Dances of Universal Peace are based in mantras from many world religions. Walking practice, prayer, sound current vibration, and gentle full body movement create an atmosphere of heart centered peace. The Dances of Universal Peace are lead by Sarah-Elizabeth Whitcomb and Jane Jenaabi Finlay. We have musical support with guitar, harp, flute, recorder and drum. Bring your beginner self. All mantras and dance movements will be shared with interpretation.
The Chapel will be open a half hour prior to beginning in order to allow for centering time for the leaders and musicians. All are welcome to join us as we connect and create space together. Bring yourself, an open heart and a friend to the circle!
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, when the Sun is highest in the sky.
Summer Solstice has been celebrated since before recorded history, and across many cultures. Dancing, drumming, singing, a story - it's sure to be a great time. As always, we'll be teaching everything you need to know, including songs and dances.
You're invited to wear street clothes, renaissance wear or ritual style robes. Whatever suits your comfort level.
Although we'll most probably have a fire, bug spray may be in order as well.
Afterward there will be a social where we will share food, drink and conversation. You're welcome to stay and chat. Feel free to bring a food or drink to share if you'd like.
Note: The date is different from what was published in Parish Notes.
Laughter Yoga combines Unconditional Laughter with Yogic Breathing. It does not rely on jokes, humor or comedy. Laughter begins as a group exercise, and soon becomes real and contagious. Multiple health benefits include increasing the supply of oxygen, boosting the immune system, and energizing metabolism. There are no physical limitations. You need only to bring yourself. Adminssion: free. Leader: Marcia Wyman. (Minimum participants for class: 3; max 20). (Adult Enrichment)
(If it rains, move Covenant Group from Parlor to 8/9 so ECSG can have Parlor)