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.
Led byBeck Anamin Meets Thursdays, weekly An Adult Enrichment Program
An Adult Enrichment offering.
Tapestry of Faith: What Moves Us
Discussion led by Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger
Advance registration appreciated but not required
When we say "That service was very moving," "I always love that song," or "I'm ready for what comes next," we know what moves us as Unitarian Universalists: personal experience. Yet, we often stumble when trying to explain our Unitarian Universalist theology of personal experience to ourselves and to others.
The What Moves Us curriculum is for Unitarian Universalists who want to speak about what they already experience but have not been able to articulate: the spiritual power of our faith. In April 2012 we will explore the stories of two founders of our now-merged faith called Unitarian Universalism.
- Hosea Ballou (1771-1852)
one of the founders of Universalism in America
Born in Richmond, NH and preached in VT, NH, and MA
“Universal” salvation and a loving, merciful God were at the core of his faith.
-William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
recognized today as the founder of American Unitarianism
Born in Newport, RI
Unlike the Calvinists of the time, Channing believed in a loving relationship with God, in human goodness, and the compatibility of theological ideas with the light of reason.
All are welcome- this will be informative, interactive, and enjoyable!