This year's Samhain Ritual will be a traditional "Rite of Remembrance," in which we honor our ancestors and remember our beloved dead. You are invited to bring a photo or other personal item to place on the altar during the rite. This ritual is appropriate for children, however, a portion of it may provoke restlessness among younger kids. A quiet children's activity will be provided for those who need it.
As long as it's not raining (or snowing!) we will be outside in the grove, with a fire. Please dress for the temperature..
If the weather insists on having its own way, we'll be snug and dry inside the church.
As always, the ritual will be followed by a pot-luck social hour to which you are invited to bring a snack or drink to share.
This Adult Enrichment program is led byBeck Anamin, and meets Thursdays, weekly. 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.