Pacific Cultural Ceneter & Yoga Institute

PCC Events Guide

(to book your next Event/Workshop with us see our Rentals Page.)



SPECIAL/MONTHLY EVENTS - NOVEMBER 2017



seeds
SEEDS OF LOVE, PEACE & COMMUNITY
First & Third Wednesdays Monthly, 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm, in the Gallery.

Fiamma D'Amore Institute & Ministries is committed to supporting healthful and loving navigation through this challenging evolutionary period.
"Seeds of Love, Peace & Community" is a heart-centered support resource and intentional movement. It is a potent opportunity to actively feed, utilize with consciousness and further anchor the presence and influence of Love for the betterment of all Life.

In a heart-centered, dynamic environment, we will use the power of mindful education, community connection and heart, progressive growth and focused intention to support individual, interpersonal, societal, global and environmental wellbeing. We will bless, heal and empower with Inspiration, Intention, Love and Prayer!

Caring Connection
Community Growth
Spiritual Support
Guided Positive Emphasis
Focused Loving Prayer

We welcome you to join us in helping to heal and bless ourselves, our country and our world!

Admission: Recommended Contribution: $10 to $15 ~ noone will be excluded for lack of funds.

For more information contact:
Reverend Michele DeMoulin, RMT, Founder
Fiamma D'Amore Institute & Ministries
www.fiammadamore.org
(831) 457-7788
info@fiammadamore.org
Love is the greatest of all gifts, the most potent of all powers, the force and grace through which all in life transforms for good and flowers into beauty. MD





Radiant Core
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RADIANT CORE PELVIC FLOOR CLASS SERIES
October 5th - November 9th Thursdays 10:30-11:30am

This is a 6 week class series that will teach you exercises and stretches to help heal the pelvic floor and core, create balance, stability and strength as well as suppleness and ease so that you can go about your life with confidence and radiance.

It is suitable for all women with the exception of pregnant women. While the work is certainly geared towards women who have had children, a weak and less than optimally functioning core can occur in any woman at any phase of life, so this is suitable for all.

This class includes postural analysis, diastasis recti assessment and a series of exercises to increase your core function and strength over time. The exercises will become increasingly more strengthening as the beginning exercises will focus on releasing tension and creating balance before strengthening, eventually leading to a flow of postures and exercises that will feel like a really intelligently sequenced yoga class tailored for women. "

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/161682064410988/





Kirtan
COMMUNITY KIRTAN & BHAKTI NIGHT
Saturday, 7:00 - 10:00PM
November 4th

Come and sing our hearts open.

Kirtan is the call and response chanting of the many names of God. As we breath, sing, clap and dance, our unified expressions create a transformative experience, infused with the qualities of peace, joy and love.

This is a community event open to all. Families and children are welcome. The atmosphere is both meditative and celebratory.

Donations greatly appreciated - no one turned away for lack of funds.





Release Renew
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RELEASE & RENEW: A RESTORATIVE YOGA & SOUND IMMERSION EXPERIENCE
Sunday, November 5th, 7:00-9:00pm

Join Hannah Muse & Danny Goldberg for a deeply nourishing night of restorative yoga + sonic vibrational healing.
Experience a 2-hour high-frequency sound bath led by Danny, while being gently guided through therapeutic restorative yoga with Hannah These are restful poses supporting the practitioner with props to comfortably facilitate deep physiological relaxation & health. Restorative Yoga can help to :
- Reduce stress in the body & mind
- Tap into the parasympathetic nervous system and physiological relaxation
- Boost the immune system
- Effectively treat burn-out, fatigue, insomnia
- Proven to lower cortisol levels and lose weight
- Access your body's innate ability to heal, regenerate and thrive

The sounds of Danny's Gongs, Chimes and Tibetan Singing Bowls offer soothing vibrations to boost and balance the heart center, re-harmonize the cells of the body and shift the brainwaves of the mind into higher states of consciousness and peace. In addition to Danny's transformational sonic healing, Hannah will play the harmonium and offering nurturing sacred song.

Danny & Hannah are overjoyed to integrate these two profoundly healing modalities into one special night, offering you a deeply replenishing and calming experience for your body, mind and soul.

All are welcome - no yoga experience necessary. Bring an eye pillow if you have one.

Sunday, November 5th, 7:00-9:00pm
Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
$30: Advance $35- Cash at the Door





Music of Mindfulness
MUSIC OF MINDFULNESS
Friday, November 10, 6:30 to 8pm
suggested donation: $10-$15

Join us for a musical satsang to kick off Veteran's Day weekend. Veteran's Day was originally Armistice Day, recognizing the end of World War I. While the "War to end all Wars" fell far short of its promise, it is in your power to end your own inner and outer wars.

This is a rare opportunity to allow music and meditation to transport you deep into the realm of peace alive within you, and gather the wisdom to bring the peace into the world.

"Armando's kind and gentle welcome was immediately calming and telling as I embraced his invitation to meditate and weave his poetic music into my breath. The music carried me to places unknown as the cradled words effortlessly brought healing, insight, and form."

Lynn LeRose

"Rarely have I participated in such a deep and meaningful event as Music of Mindfulness with Armando Alcaraz. I received insights about my own relationships and brought light into my life which gave me a new shining perspective. I have since shared the wisdom from the workshop with my clients."

Linda Bloombecker, LMFT, PHD

For more information:

armando@armandoalcaraz.com

www.Musicofmindfulness.com





Hygiene
ENERGETIC HYGIENE FOUNDATION CLASS
Saturday, November 11th, 11:00am - 3:00PM

Saera Burns is teaching techniques, tools, and perspectives that can assist navigating energies affecting us that are not ours. These techniques will support you making clear decisions and take confident actions towards your desires, regardless of others projections and demands of you. Designed by and for healers, empaths, and the psychically inclined.

www.deepsouljourneys.com/classes
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EXCHANGE

* $60- $35 (inquire for additional trade/discount options)
**Workbook and snacks included in price**
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CONTENT

Some contents:
*Find your cour empathic nature through personality test
*Energetic chords between people
*Addressing misqualified energies (entities)
*Alternatives to shielding & disassociation
*techniques for healers after sessions
*Channelled Q&A with Invisibles
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BIO

Saera Burns lives on a farm in Salt Spring Island, BC with her family. She is a Clairvoyant, Theta Healer, Channeler of The Invisibles and teacher of Needed Wisdom classes. She enters her client's psyche to access and interact with their subconscious belief systems, emotional patterns, familial stories and soul fragments. Saera adores dancing, communing with plants, holding ceremonial space, sewing and sharing tea and stories.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7VBK3HGiNuQVdV3OJ1pByw
https://youtu.be/EH2T3iLdhTI (video intro)
https://www.facebook.com/deepsouljourneys/





Cosmic Dance
☆ COSMIC DANCE MONTHLY ☆
with DJ Moody Shapes and Light Facilitation by Brynne Flidais
Saturday, November 11th, 8:00-10:00PM

S P A C E is created for your own movement exploration, to dance with whatever is true for you, happy sad angry glad, there is space enough for it all here. The dance is what we make it together, a co-mingling of hearts, a unique expression of the present.

DJ Moody Shapes (aka Michael Reinhold) has a passion for music that inspires ecstatic movement, and is always looking for unique sonic gems that give a sense of permission to move in ways you may have never moved before, to light up the dance floor with the joy of discovery and the unexpected.

Brynne Flidais of Moveintuit brings Cosmic knowledge to the dance floor. Just as the moon's force pulls the ocean's tides, our bodies are influenced by the movements of celestial spheres. Blending our dance with Cosmic wisdom facilitates a deeper understanding of our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves. May we heed the lessons of the planets as we make manifest our soul's purpose.

To help us hold the container of this dance ... please no talking in the space, you are invited to communicate through your body and movement ... please request permission through eye contact or playful dance before making contact, and respect others' choice to dance alone -- hands-to-the-heart (namaste) is a good way to say "no thanks" or to end a dance... please no chemical colognes or perfumes (for those of us with sensitivities)... please respect others' inner journey and dance space... please turn your cellphone to mute. ♥

COST:
Name your price ($10-15 suggested)
moodyshapes@gmail.com





Tantra Speed Date
COMING BACK TO YOURSELF: A healing afternoon of deep relaxation
Sunday, November 12th, 2 - 4 p.m.
In the Studio at the Pacific Cultural Center
Sliding Scale $25 - $40

Many are feeling the intensity of these times. Self care is so important to stay grounded and centered. Joyce Leonard, Reiki Master, and Marianne Benforado, L.Ac. are offering a restorative afternoon program designed to create ease and spaciousness in body, mind and spirit.

The intention is to create a safe and healing environment where everyone can experience deep calmness and renewal.

We will have an opening circle and then you'll be set up in a supportive position on a yoga mat, massage table, or chair with comfortable blankets and bolsters, where you can unwind and rest in a quiet setting. Joyce will offer community Reiki treatments and guided meditation and Marianne will provide acupressure and ear acupuncture (optional). The afternoon will end with Qi Gong movements and ideas about integrating quiet into your every day life.

For more information or to register, email: Joyce@JoyceLeonard.com or
Marianne@FeelBetterAcu.com or call Marianne at 831-212-3090

Taking time for yourself can be a radical act. Treat yourself to a wonderful healing and nourishing afternoon. When we support ourselves, it is easier to support and be of service to others.

All are welcome - please share this information with anyone who may benefit!





Tantra Speed Date
TANTRA SPEED DATE - WHERE MINDFUL AND PLAYFUL MEET!
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Tired of swiping, mindless chit-chat and awkward first dates? Come meet mindful singles at our Tantra Yoga-inspired dating event. Our authentic and playful exercises will bring out your best self so you can get to know your dates in a real way. You'll share a few moments of connection with each date in a traditional Puja circle. Exercises are fun and PG-rated (think communication games, actor's improv, partner yoga, etc.), and of course you're always free to choose how you want to participate. After the event, receive your matches.

Admission Cost: $35 Early Bird (limited) / $45 Pre-purchase online / $60 at the door

Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tantra-speed-date-santa-cruz-tickets-38882491579?aff=venue

Contact: https://tantrany.com/date/?aff=pacific





Sound Bath
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HEALING THROUGH SOUND ENERGY
Wednesday November 15th from 7-8:30 PM in the studio

Shira Stone, LMFT 831-207-6088
www.soundingheart.com
fee $20





Shadow
Shadow Yoga In-Depth Studies:
Creating a Personal Practice
With Scott Blossom and Chandra Easton
2017-18 five month series beginning Sept. 16

You are welcome to "drop" into any of the first four weekend courses individually or sign up at a discount for all five.

weekend dates & topics

September 16 - 17
Vyayamas (preliminary practices) and Introduction to Balakrama Prelude with Chandra

October 14 - 15
Balakrama Prelude w/ Seed Asana Vinyasa and Ayurvedic Dinacarya for Yoga Practice with Scott

November 18 - 19
Chaya Sanchalanam Prelude, Yoga for Women's Health with Chandra
Churning of the Shadow Warrior
The spiraling and circular movements in this form develop coordination of the limbs and the ability to rhythmically circulate the pranic force through the body. It removes energetic obstructions in the waist and legs, makes the body light, and promotes healthy digestion and elimination.

December 16 - 17
Chaya Sanchalanam Prelude w/ Seed Asana Vinyasa and Energetic Alignment w/ Scott

January 20 - 21
Kartikeya Mandalam Prelude w/ Seed Asana Vinyasa with Chandra and Scott

schedule
Saturday & Sunday 8-10am, 1-5pm

course description:

creating a personal practice
Creating a personal practice is essential to maturing one's skills as a yoga practitioner and is an integral part of studying Shadow Yoga. While persistence and devotion are required, one also needs a flexible, creative set of tools and a solid theoretical understanding to meet one's changing needs from day-to-day and to realize the inner potentials of yoga.

The once-a-month weekend workshop format will afford the time and space to delve deeply into the practical, philosophical, and energetic basis of the sequencing of the Shadow Yoga Prelude Forms, the "seed" asanas, and primary asana-vinyasas. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how to utilize Shadow Yoga for personal growth, prepare the subtle body for the internal limbs of yoga, and address special therapeutic needs such as women's and men's health and recovering from injury or illness.

about in-depth studies
The Shadow Yoga In-Depth Studies course will be the first of a two-year program designed to offer students an opportunity to learn Shadow Yoga in a methodical way that will support a fruitful home practice. The first year will focus on foundational practices such as the three Prelude Forms, Kriyas, and Ayurvedic self-care. The second year will build from this foundation toward more subtle practices such as the "seed" asanas, asana-vinyasas, and inversions.

Oct. 14 & Nov. 18 will be held at the
Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building
846 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Click here to register now

This course is open to all levels of students. Please note that the second year course will only be available to students who have practiced all three preludes.

tuition

in-depth studies 2017 payment options
One-time payment option: $1200 paid in full by August 1, 2017.

Monthly auto-pay option: this option involves one down payment plus automatic monthly payments. $500 initial deposit due by August 1, 2017. Then we will coordinate five monthly automatic payments of $170 via PayPal at the beginning of each month starting September 2017 and ending January 2018 for a total of $1350.

Drop-in Weekend option: students can register for any of the first four weekend courses individually. The tuition is $280 per weekend. We are not offering drop-in classes or partial attendance options.

refund & course withdrawal policy

Withdrawal from the program prior to the first weekend session is permitted; students will receive a full refund minus a $200 cancellation fee.

No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the program has begun nor will any credits or refunds be given for missed sessions.

If you are enrolled in the monthly payment option, understand that you are agreeing to make the scheduled monthly payments until completion in January 2018.

contact

Please contact Chandra and Scott at shunyatayoga@gmail.com with any questions.

bios

Scott Blossom is a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, Shadow Yoga teacher, and Aryuvedic Consultant. His primary teachers are Shandor Remete, founder of Shadow Yoga, and Robert Svoboda, Aryuvedic physician and scholar.

Chandra Easton teaches Tibetan Buddhism and Shadow Yoga in the Bay Area. Her primary teachers are Shandor Remete and Lama Tsultrim Allione, founder and spiritual director of Tara Mandala.

Chandra and Scott live in Berkeley, CA with their two children. You can learn more about them and their work at shunyatayoga.com.





Affordable Ayurveda
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AFFORDABLE AYURVEDA
Saturday, November 18th

Support & management of digestion, sleep, immunity, memory, anxiety, weight, skin, respiratory problems & more.

Consultations with Ayurveda Student Interns. Supervised by MMI Clinical Faculty. Visit Includes:

• One in-person session with follow up(s).

• Detailed medical history to get a clear idea of the causative factors involved.

• Evaluation of Ayurvedic mind-body type and imbalances.

• Ayurvedic evaluation of pulse, tongue, eyes, skin and nails.

• Ayurvedic health plan may include diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas, yoga & meditation.

BOOK NOW 408.846.4060

MountMadonnaInstitute.org/ayurveda/clinic.html





Jon Bernie
SATSANG WITH JON BERNIE
Saturday, November 18th, 11:00-1:00PM

Jon Bernie: A Heart-Centered Approach to Awakening

Author of Ordinary Freedom, Jon Bernie is a contemporary spiritual teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti and was also profoundly influenced by mentors Jean Klein and Robert Adams. Once an ordained Zen monk and with study in many contemplative traditions as well as extensive training in somatic embodiment, he works with people on a deep level to facilitate consciousness development and profound emotional healing. Adept with over 14 years of teaching experience, he offers satsangs, retreats and private sessions around the Bay Area and beyond.

Satsang includes silent sitting (meditation), a brief talk, and then a dialog period during which attendees are invited to ask questions and work with Jon directly.

Suggested donation: $10

WEBSITE: www.jonbernie.org EMAIL: clearwatersangha@gmail.com





Circle Song
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CIRCLE SONG
Sunday, November 19th, 7pm

Give thanks singing together with Copperwoman & Debbie Nargi Brown


$10-20 no one turned away
www.copperwoman.com
scent-free please





Womb Song
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WOMB SONG
3rd Monday of the month
November 20th
7:00-8:00pm

~ Birth-Centered Singing Circles ~
Womb Song is a community based singing circle for mothers, mothers-to-be, women trying to conceive, female birth workers, and women who love to sing. Prepare for labor through vocal toning and breathing exercises, strengthen your connection to your baby through sound, and discover a deeper sense of your own voice and power. Use music to explore emotions and support your journey into motherhood, celebrating the seasons of our lives. Learn beautiful, simple songs and lullabies from around the world.

No musical experience necessary, drop-ins welcome.
cost: $10 - $20 suggested donation, no one turned away

For more info: www.wombsong.com
Megan & Amanda wombsong@gmail.com





Ecstatic Dance
ECSTATIC DANCE SANTA CRUZ
Saturday, November 25th, 7:00-10:00pm

Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz is a unique expression of a global movement; hosted and DJ'd by Hamid Martin and special guests. hamidmartin.com

Ecstatic Dance is a DJ'd, free-form dance/movement meditation experience. This can be a practice of surrendering to the moment and to our body's wisdom. It is an opportunity for allowing, feeling, and expressing all the emotional qualities and textures that make up this human experience; and for exploring what artistry moves through us/ as us in this expression.

You are invited to explore your inner landscape--alone and in community. What is it like to be in an environment that welcomes our inner chaos and un-groundedness? Also, what is it like to be firmly rooted in our own center, true to ourselves, while sharing space and interacting with others on the dance floor? And what unfolds when we carry this embodied truth and freedom beyond the dance floor, into our daily lives?

Also, please visit ecstaticdance.org/guidelines/ for more information supporting this global movement.





Plant Medicine
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WHAT IS PLANT SPIRIT MEDICINE?
A Talk with Megan Montero
Sunday, December 3, 12:00-1:00 pm

Plant Spirit Medicine is a hands-on form of ancient spiritual healing that calls on the spirits of plants to heal the spirits of people. The plant spirits bring the joy and sparkle back to life by reconnecting us to the dream of nature. This can often result in profound healing of many kinds.

Megan will share stories from her experience as a Plant Spirit Medicine Healer and also as one who has received this extraordinary form of healing and connection. Discover the support and friendship that is growing all around you.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Space is limited.
Please contact Megan to register or for more information at 831-588- 5424 or megan@windandwaterblessings.com
www.windandwaterblessings.com

Megan Montero is a Plant Spirit Medicine Healer and a Feng Shui Practitioner. She completed Eliot Cowan's Plant Spirit Medicine Healer training in 2008 and was recognized as a Plant Spirit Medicine Lay Spiritual Healer by the Temple of Sacred Fire Healing in 2011. Learn more about Megan and her work on her website: www.windandwaterblessings.com





Feng Shui
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FIND JOY CLEARING YOUR CLUTTER:
The Feng Shui of Decluttering Workshop
Friday, December 8th from 1:00-3:00pm
with Megan Montero

Lightening the load of your belongings brings a burst of positive energy into your life! You will find that it is easier to make decisions, stay organized, be successful, and achieve your dreams. Not to mention find your car keys!

In This Workshop You Will Learn:
The benefits of Feng Shui and decluttering, how they affect your home and life. You'll be inspired!
Feng Shui decluttering secrets to promote the harmonious flow of energy which will generate positive change.
How to tune into the energy of your belongings, so you are clear what to keep and what to let go of.
Efficient and practical step-by- step process that will reduce overwhelm and help you get in action clearing your clutter now.
Join me for this highly motivating and inspiring workshop. Clutter clearing is healing, energizing and transformative. I look forward to helping you get your life flowing again and find joy through clearing your clutter! ~Megan

Cost: $35 (register with a friend for 40% off!)
Space is limited.
Please contact Megan to register or for more information at 831-588- 5424 or megan@windandwaterblessings.com
www.windandwaterblessings.com

Megan Montero is a Feng Shui Practitioner and a Plant Spirit Medicine Healer who loves to teach people how to clear their clutter and organize their home. She has been practicing Feng Shui in Santa Cruz since 2006. Learn more about Megan and her other offerings and workshops on her website: www.windandwaterblessings.com





REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS



Osho
OSHO KUNDALINI MEDITATION - with Anupama, in The Studio
Ongoing Class Tuesday Evenings 7-8:15 PM
$10 Class/Students $5

This is the easy, joyous FAST TRACK to meditation.
Kundalini is a dance meditation that takes you through four stages starting with shaking out the stress, then ecstatic dance, and ending in blissful stillness.
(Occasionally we will do other Osho active meditations with dance, humming, and slow arm movements: called Nataraj, Chakra Sounds, and Nadhabrahma).

Everyone is welcome. Come and bring a friend!
Sincerely hope you can join us. Love and blessings.
For more information contact Anupama @ 831-818-8128 or email anupama@ahastories.com

"My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently"....Osho





Children's Martial Arts
MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND JUNIORS
Children Classes are from 3:15 to 4 pm every Monday.
Junior Classes are from 4:15 to 5:10 pm every Monday.

In a Safe Environment Children and Juniors will learn to:

• Develop physical skills for self-protection. • Increase awareness and coordination of mind and body. • Develop cooperation and interaction skills. • Build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline. • Set effective boundaries and express their feelings. • Identify potential conflicts or dangerous situations. • Make friends and have fun in healthful activities. • Express and channel energy in a positive and supportive atmosphere.

Seibukan Jujutsu is a martial art developed to meet the self-protection and self- development needs of modern times. The art is developed on its unique philosophy of “Awareness, Assessment Action™“. Through the Seibukan Jujutsu Children and Junior Programs, students learn to increase their Awareness in their daily situations, make a clear Assessment, and take appropriate Action. They will learn to set a boundary and proclaim their comfort level in mentally and physically challenging situations. In this program, students develop physical skills and mental attention through varieties of martial art instructions, fun games, and group activities guided by the instructors. The importance of self-protection will be taught, as well as self-defense techniques in a positive and supportive environment. In our curriculum, we emphasize cooperation among each other, confidence in expressing themselves, and discipline to follow instructions.

Only $45 per month, per student

For more information, please visit our website www.Nanatokan.com, or email sensei@nanatokan.com, or give us a call at (831) 227-8024.





Feldenkrais
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The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Movement 12 Weekly Classes
September 19,21 - December 12,14, 2017
OPTION 1:
Tuesdays 9:30 to 10:45AM
OPTION 2:
Thursdays 5:15 to 6:30PM

JOIN US AS WE DELVE INTO THE RICHES of the Feldenkrais Method! Artfully crafted, using principles of physics, neurology, mathematics, psychology, and physiology, these profound Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons challenge the brain to find and create new movement pathways. You will be gently guided through specific movement sequences in accessible positions such as sitting, standing and lying. Through this pleasurable process, designed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), enhanced awareness, increased mobility, and expanded movement options become available. Limiting muscle patterns unwind, pain decreases and performance improves. Participants report positive changes in posture, fuller breathing and a greater ease in moving. For some, heightened mental clarity and sense of overall well-being emerges. The learning process is full of pleasant surprises and personal breakthroughs! These classes are designed for participants of all levels.

with Guild Certified Feldenkrais(CM) Teachers :
Suzie Lundgren, MA, CFT, CLMA
Marcia Margolin, CFT
Song Nelson, MFA, CFT
Jill Duran, CFT

COST:
Full Series - 12 Classes $225 or $185 before 08/04/17
Half Series - Any consecutive 6 classes $115

REGISTER BY MAIL
Send your name, selected day, e-mail address, telephone
and check made payable to: Suzie Lundgren
PO Box 7497
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
BE SURE TO SELECT YOUR DAY!
NO CLASSES - WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21 AND 23

REGISTER ONLINE
http://www.suzielundgren.com/news/register-online


FOR MORE INFO
suzie@suzielundgren.com or call 831.332.7347

Suzie Lundgren, MA, CFT, CLMA www.suzielundgren.com
A Guild Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, a certified Laban Bartenieff Movement Analyst and a professional Dancer/Choreographer and Teacher, Suzie is a 35 year veteran of manual therapy techniques, Ballet, Modern Dance, Pilates, Tai Chi and Yoga. She has taught, danced and made dances in the UK, Netherlands, Austria, Italy and the US and brings a wealth of field experience to her down-to-earth teaching style. Having established these Santa Cruz Feldenkrais classes in 1997, Suzie continues to foster a growing community of teachers and students interested in moving comfortably and optimizing overall health through the Feldenkrais Method. She maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, where she has lived since 1997.

Marcia Margolin, CFT
Marcia has been a longtime resident of Santa Cruz since 1973. In 1980 she had the remarkably good fortune to attend the last Feldenkrais Professional Training Program conducted by Moshe Feldenkrais. Upon completion and certification of the four year program, she embarked on developing her practice and introducing this unique method of movement education to our community. Marcia has derived great benefit and insights from being both student and teacher of this potent process that offers enhanced well-being and opens possibility in all aspects of one's life.

Song Nelson CFT, MFA www.songnelson.net
Song is a dancer, choreographer, performing artist and teacher. Song has taught in universities, colleges, elementary schools and to individuals with and without physical challenges. Specializing in voice and movement education in the performing arts, Song's unique teaching cultivates presence, spontaneity and embodied creative process. She is currently offering public and private Embodied Voice sessions in Santa Cruz.

Jill Duran, CFT www.movedifferent.com
Jill is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais practitioner with a passion for improving the quality of life for both people and animals. After she experienced and integrated the significant changes offered by the Feldenkrais Method, she decided to leave her legal practice and open a private Feldenkrais studio. Her work is informed by a life-long study of equestrian sports, yoga, Ayurveda, and philosophy. Jill lives in Bonny Doon with her husband, 3 horses, 2 miniature donkeys, and 3 dogs.





MEDITATION
Tuesdays in the Gallery at 8PM starting on Sept. 12.
(exceptions for 2 weeks - Thurs. in the Studio at 8PM on Oct. 12 and Nov. 2.)

Enlightenment is within you. Learn to meditate. Free classes. Clarity of mind brings power of vision. For more information, email tao@sfawakenedmind.org.





JUNIPER WEEKLY GROUP MEDITATION
The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., holidays excepted.

Juniper's meditation methods for training the mind can counter life's stresses and bring about a deep sense of sustained inner wellbeing, insight and growth. Our meditation methods, steeped in a deep spiritual tradition, can easily be integrated into our lives so we can each unfold our inner potential and be a positive force in the world.

No registration required. Please feel free to drop in. Chairs and mats will be provided. Please bring your own cushions.

$10.00

Pam Moriarty
831-818-7984
pam@juniperpath.org
www.juniperpath.org





Bhagavad Gita Class
BHAGAVAD-GITA CLASS (FREE)
with Senior Students of Baba Hari Dass
Thursdays, 8:30-10:00am

A study of the Vedic text, the Bhagavad Gita, using Baba Hari Dass' commentaries as a guide for discussion. Chai, bagels, and kitchari are served after class.





Yoga For MS
YOGA FOR HEALING & MS
Fridays 12pm to 1:30pm

This gentle hatha class is structured for people living with multiple sclerosis and conditions with similar symptoms. Improve range-of-motion, flexibility, balance and strength while cultivating inner peace. Connect with a community of others facing common challenges. Classes will include asana, pranayama, deep relaxation and meditation. Led by a teacher trained in the Integral yoga tradition who also lives with MS.

Please contact the instructor for registration prior to attendance. Students are welcome to drop-in if unable to attend the whole series.

$60 for the six week series or drop-in for $12

For registration and more information contact Shakti Bell at (831)295-6222 or shakti@baymoon.com
Website: shaktibell.com





Meditation
FREE MEDITATION CLASSES
Fridays 7:00 - 8:00pm

If you're interested in meditation come to a free mediation class.
It's free, it's meditation, it's a class.
So if this sounds like fun to you come to a class on Friday.

email: shen@sfawakenedmind.org
website: sfawakenedmind.org





Sriyantra
FREE WEEKLY YOGA CLASS
INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA
 Saturdays, 7:30 - 9:30am

A gentle asana class including philosophy, breathing practices and a short meditation. New and returning students always welcome!





Satsang - Science of Spirituality (free)
SATSANG - SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY (FREE)
Sundays, 10am - 12pm

Experience spiritual enrichment with Sant Mat and the teachings of H. H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj (readings and videotapes). Check website at www.sos.org or call (831) 423-5452 for dates in December or additional information.





TEMPLO GUARACY: PUBLIC GIRA (RITUAL)
Sundays, 4:00 - 6:00pm

A Gira is a spiritual work open to the public and based on the Afro-Brazilian tradition of Umbanda. During the ceremony, entities of light are received by initiated mediums to offer a blessing and energetic cleansing. These entities carry a spiritual wisdom which is associated with specific qualities of consciousness and Orixas (energies found in nature).

During the ritual, sacred rhythm, song and dance prepare the space for the mediums to invoke their spiritual guides. The public may consult the guides and receive the benefit of their wisdom for cleansing, balancing, harmony and blessings.

Templo Guaracy da Terra (TGT) is a spiritual, non-profit organization that follows the Afro-Brazilian tradition of Umbanda. TGT is affiliated with Templo Guaracy do Brasil (TGB) in São Paulo and has been in the Bay area since 1994.

For more information contact TGT at tgdaterra@gmail.com or 831-427-4055, or go to www.tgdaterra.org





                                                                               

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