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01

Wed
Wed, Jul 01, 2020 6:30 PM - Wed, Jul 01, 2020 7:30 PM @ Harrison Center

Every Wednesday, we meet in the Speck Gallery for a peaceful candlelit practice – a perfect way to unwind after a busy day.

We start by warming the body using a dynamic standing flow, with an emphasis on mindful movements, ending in deep meditative stretches.
This class is appropriate for all levels.

Limited number of mats and props are available.

** Suggested donation of $10, but as always your presence is more important that your payment **

Tags: community yoga, Harrison Center

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Jun

30

Tue
Tue, Jun 30, 2020 12:00 PM - Tue, Jun 30, 2020 1:00 PM @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-environmental-advocate-training-all-about-ej-tickets-109378859112

Join our Senior Manager of Outreach and Environmental Health Senior Associate for HEC’s next virtual volunteer training! This training will focus on HEC’s Environmental Justice initiatives. All you need to do is register (it’s free!) to receive the meeting info – webinar sign-in information will be sent to registered attendees prior to the training.

Please confirm your free ticket through the Eventbrite link!

Tags: Environmental Justice, social justice, sacrifice zones, racism, activism, nonprofit, webinar

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Jun

29

Mon
Mon, Jun 29, 2020 5:00 PM - Mon, Jun 29, 2020 6:00 PM @ http://bit.ly/MORP2019-monthly

Registration for the 2020 Monthly Online Reiki Practice group is now open!

Each month you’ll experience a live guided Reiki technique and meditation, or you can practice with the recording. As a group member, you have access to the live meditations as well as the recordings, so you can continue to work with the meditations as much as you like afterwards.

Practicing in this collaborative, yet intimate setting helps us to feel supported, so we can go deeper into our meditation.

We also contemplate and explore concepts like compassion, fulfillment, groundedness, staying present while being engaged in a complex world, stability, and deeply centered self-care.

Here’s what participants have experienced:

“I have listened and meditated with your mountain meditation the past two mornings. As I’ve said many times before, you have a gift with words. Beautiful meditation. It really allowed me to go deep in my practice.”
–Linda C.

“Kat leads a wonderful practice group at the end of each month. If you sign up you will not be disappointed. So beautiful and fulfilling 🙏❤️ “
-Karen Pease

JOINING FOR 2020:

You can join any month throughout the year, and you will receive access to the full series of monthly meditations, plus the December 2019 gathering as a special bonus (meditator’s dozen).

To join the 2020 practice group, please visit:
http://bit.ly/2020MORP-info.

++ Please Note: The live practices are scheduled for 6pm Eastern US time starting January 2020 (not 5pm as listed in the event). — As the December event has already passed, the rest of the times can’t be edited in the event page. The updated time is shown everywhere else, including the signup page, so I hope to clarify that with this note. 🙂 ++

? Not sure if you want to join for the whole series ?

You also have the option to request individual months’ recordings (one at a time/a la carte).

To learn about that option, please visit this link for a list of all the meditations from 2019:
http://bit.ly/MORP2019-monthly. (Click “View more” to display the monthly meditations to choose from.)

You can view a sample monthly meditation video here:
http://bit.ly/Mountain-YT

QUESTIONS:

Questions are welcome! Please reply and let me know what I can help with.

Looking forward to sitting with you in compassion, practice, and peace 🥰🧘‍♀️

with love,

Kat

About the host:

Kat Forgacs is a certified Teacher of traditional Japanese Reiki and Animal Reiki, and founder of BLISS Reiki and Animal Reiki.

Kat trained with Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki and Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source (founder of the Let Animals Lead® method).

Kat loves witnessing joy and freedom develop in her students and clients through the insights of the system of Reiki, including techniques and practices for improving our physical and spiritual health; for increasing our resilience, compassion, and emotional intelligence; and for expanding our ability to live joyfully and mindfully present in the world.

Kat’s gentle style of teaching honors the insights, practices, and ethics of traditional Reiki and highlights how they can support us when we integrate them into our everyday life. Her insights and personal findings emphasize mindfulness, meaningfulness in the mundane, and creating personal wellbeing through choice and practice.

Kat hosts Japanese Reiki and Animal Reiki classes and practice days at animal sanctuaries in New England, the Midwest, the Southwest, Europe, and online. She has been teaching Reiki and Animal Reiki full-time since 2014. A New England native, Kat currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

For more information:

Questions are welcome! Please contact your instructor Kat Forgacs at [email protected]

Explore other BLISS Reiki classes and events at www.blissanimalreiki.com.

FB group: BLISS Animal Reiki – Info & Q&A
Youtube channel: http://bit.ly/BLISSReikiYT
Vimeo channel: http://bit.ly/BLISSReikiVimeo

Tags: Monthly Reiki, online, wellness, energy work

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Jun

28

Sun
Sun, Jun 28, 2020 8:00 PM - Sun, Jun 28, 2020 9:30 PM @ https://havenyogaindy.com/events/2020/6/28/anti-racism-for-wellness-leaders

Regardless of your identities or job title, you know that anti-racism is a non-negotiable part of your wellness business going forward…even if you’re not yet entirely sure what that means.

But not all of us have the context, skills, and community support to do this fierce, long-term work without causing more harm in the process.

So how can wellness leaders like yoga teachers, studio owners, life coaches, meditation instructors, and healers do whatever they can to stop replicating white supremacy in their work and spaces?

How can we make wellness actively anti-racist, from the way we interact with students and employees to our policies and procedures to our offerings and programs?

This is where we can help!

We’re Charlie Redd – owner of Haven Yoga Studio, yoga teacher, and longtime activist – and Lauren Roberts – political coach, yoga teacher, and community organizer – and we’re offering Anti-Racism for Wellness Leaders, a 6-month virtual course for wellness pros who want to embody anti-racist leadership in their work and spaces.

We’re offering our combined two decades of experience facilitating social justice work in this way because we believe that wellness leaders are uniquely positioned to create deep, lasting change in their communities during this urgent moment for cultural and political revolution.

Here’s what you’ll get:
*Six monthly live virtual group sessions on different topics
*One individual coaching session with Charlie and Lauren
*Suggested readings and resources
*Virtual community forum (NOT another Facebook group!)
*Email support from Charlie and Lauren

In our six monthly group sessions, we’ll learn about…
*A systems framework for understanding white supremacy, racism, and how they show up in the wellness industry and its leadership,
*How we each uphold toxic systems that perpetuate harm against BIPOC, but in different ways depending on our identities and proximity to power and privilege,
*How to confront and dismantle white supremacy within ourselves – whether as a BIPOC who has internalized it or as a white person who has benefited from and been blind to it,
*Building strong, trusting relationships across different identities and backgrounds,
*Harm-reduction strategies as you implement anti-racist practices into your wellness business, offerings, and/or space, and
*Sustaining an anti-racist culture in your work as a wellness leader.

Below are the monthly session dates and times. In the application, we ask if you have scheduling conflicts because ideally we want students to attend each session, though we’d encourage you to apply anyway, even if you might have scheduling challenges.

June 28, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
July 26, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
August 23, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
September 27, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
October 25, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST
November 15, 8:00pm – 10:00pm EST

Click the link to apply! We kick things off on 6/28.
https://havenyogaindy.com/events/2020/6/28/anti-racism-for-wellness-leaders
(Note: While anti-racism work is ultimately white people’s responsibility, we will be centering and affirming BIPOC’s experiences in this space. People of all identities are welcome to apply.)

Tags: anti-racism training, Haven Yoga, wellness leaders, social justice, webinar

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Jun

27

Sat
Sat, Jun 27, 2020 7:00 PM - Sat, Jun 27, 2020 9:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/wcdcindy

The Westside Community Development Corporation wants to recognize the efforts and sacrifice of essential workers! June 27th at 7pm the WCDC will broadcast live with some of Indy’s favorite independent artists. We’ll also watch interviews sharing the stories of essential workers, local businesses, and organizations. 50 Near West essential workers will enjoy the socially distanced concert live!

Tags: concert, celebration, essential workers, nonprofit, social justice, The Westside Community Development Corporation

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Jun

27

Sat
Sat, Jun 27, 2020 3:00 PM - Sat, Jun 27, 2020 4:00 PM @ https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cowden-2020
Join Greg Stowers, Matt Impink, Brandon Evans, Rebecca Tekolste, Elise Shrock, Patrick Hall, Clark Collier and myself for a digital fundraiser and discussion. We will be going over all the great things my campaign is currently working on and talk about where we are headed from here.

They will also be matching all donations from now to the event of up to $750. I hope to see you there!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Event Details: Saturday June 27th at 3pm EST

Even if you can’t join us, please consider giving!

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Tags: Greg Stowers, Matt Impink, Brandon Evans, Rebecca Tekolste, Elise Shrock, Patrick Hall, Clark Collier, Pete Cowden, political campaign, Indiana State Senate District 35, Indiana Democrats

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Jun

27

Sat
Sat, Jun 27, 2020 3:00 PM - Sat, Jun 27, 2020 4:00 PM @ Keystone-Monon Community Garden

Come stretch in the sunshine and smell the fresh air! A portion of the proceeds fund the Keystone-Monon Community Garden at Arsenal Park, and help us continue to sponsor community events and normalize urban agriculture. Donations can be made online at paypal.me/kmcommunitygarden or drop cash in the donation jar.

Bring your mat or towel and water bottle. There is plenty of room to spread out our mats, and we ask that everyone maintain physical distancing practices. Kids are welcome, we just ask that you help them remember to physically distance as well.
If you’re a yoga instructor who’d be interested in teaching a class please contact Stacie Hurrle at stacie_hurrle (at) yahoo (dot) com.

We hope to see y’all Saturday at the garden! ✌🏼❤️🌱

Tags: Gardening, Kid Friendly, Yoga, Mental health, Mindfulness

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Jun

26

Fri
Fri, Jun 26, 2020 3:00 PM - Fri, Jun 26, 2020 4:30 PM @ https://hoosieripl.salsalabs.org/OnlineQandAwithExperts/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=82a3e965-8234-47ec-a677-c35afaf9c3b6

Tune into this online discussion where experts in the field will be looking over our questions and debunking myths and misinformation surrounding renewable energy! Feel free to ask your questions here!

Register here:
https://hoosieripl.salsalabs.org/OnlineQandAwithExperts/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=82a3e965-8234-47ec-a677-c35afaf9c3b6

Tags: renewable energy, Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light, nonprofit, sustainability, webinar

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Jun

25

Thu
Thu, Jun 25, 2020 8:30 PM - Thu, Jun 25, 2020 9:30 PM @ https://zoom.us/j/95531052625

Thursday, June 25th, 8:30pm on our Zoom account

You can join in with your computer or dial in with your phone

Indiana Green Party Members and Non-Members are all welcome and invited!!!!

We would like to invite you to join us while we share information with you and listen to what you feel we should be addressing.

We wanna get to know you and want you to meet other folks in the Indiana Green Party lets come together virtually and change the world

You can join the meeting by downloading the free Zoom App on your phone or computer, or by simply calling in. The meeting starts at 8:30pm ET (7:30pm CT) on Thursday, June 25th, and reoccurs on the 4th Thursday of every month at the same time. Check our calendar for dates and details.

Indiana Green Party is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: INGP Monthly Statewide Meeting
Time: Jun 25, 2020 08:30 PM Indiana (East)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95531052625
Meeting ID: 955 3105 2625

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Pluto Brand – Indiana Green Party Chair
Teri Ulm – Indiana Green Party Assistant Chair
Adam Muehlhausen – Indiana Green Party WebMaster & Technical Advisor
Sarah Dillion – Vigo County Green Party Chair & Indiana Green Party Delegate
Clay Rembert – Indiana Green Party Communications Director
May 28th monthly Statewide Meeting Agenda

1. Greetings & Introductions (Pluto)
2. Announce Election Results (Pluto)
3. Explain how the delegates will represent vote & represent us (Adam)
4. Update up Ballot Access Lawsuit (Teri)
5. Announcement about date and purpose of upcoming Congress (Adam)
6. Fundraising for INGP (Sarah)
7. What are Green Party Ideologies & Policies (Pluto)
8. Q&A/ Conversations (Everyone)
9. Introduction of New Communications Director (Pluto)
10. Self Introduction & Call out for Communications Volunteers (Clay)
11. Call out for Creating Caucuses (Pluto)
12. Closing (Pluto)

Tags: third party, grassroots, activism, political meeting, Indiana Green Party, webinar

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Jun

25

Thu
Thu, Jun 25, 2020 7:00 PM - Thu, Jun 25, 2020 9:00 PM @ https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOigpjgsHd3sXHcb4TWgZfonkswg_cxO

Extinction Party: A Photobook Case Study

Online Conversation with Jonathan Blaustein, Caleb Cain Marcus, and Jennifer Yoffy
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 7pm EST

Free and open to the public
Registration required

Have you ever wondered what goes into the creation of a photobook, from the initial project idea to the final publication and beyond? Join Aurora for a moderated conversation with the creative team behind Extinction Party, published by Yoffy Press and released this past March. This timely book offers an incisive look at our culture of mass consumption in a globalized world. Led by Aurora’s Mary Goodwin, the talk features photographer Jonathan Blaustein, designer Caleb Cain Marcus, and publisher Jennifer Yoffy for an evening of anecdotal stories, lessons, and experiences as Extinction Party went from idea to reality. Some discussion topics will include:

* When to take the leap from a personal project to a book
* How to approach publishers
* The creative collaboration between the photographer, designer, and publisher
* An honest assessment of funding a book project
* What happens after your book is published

Extinction Party is photographer and conceptual artist Jonathan Blaustein’s first book and brings together over a decade’s worth of research on consumption in America. His elegant images investigate the relationship between what we take from the earth and what we receive in return. Published at the advent of the global pandemic, Extinction Party makes clear that there is a price to pay, beyond the cash register, for the overconsumption of our planet’s resources. In his introduction to the book, Blaustein writes, “It’s the end of the world as we know it. We humans treat the planet like one big, rowdy, discount super-market: a Trader Joe’s filled with chickens, cows and pigs. And we’re hungry for all of it.”

To register for the event please visit Aurora’s website or click here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOigpjgsHd3sXHcb4TWgZfonkswg_cxO

Jonathan Blaustein is an artist, writer, and educator based in Taos, New Mexico. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the State of New Mexico, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among other institutions. Jonathan is a regular contributor to the popular blog A Photo Editor and spent six years as a photography critic for the New York Times Lens blog. He has also written about art and photography online for The New Yorker, VICE, and Hyperallergic.

Caleb Cain Marcus has work is the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Museum, the High Museum of Art, Norton Museum of Art, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston. His work has been published in contemporary photography journals such as PDN, Musée, American Photo and Professional Photographer and mainstream magazines Conde Nast Traveler, Orion and Audubon as well as online journals such as Feature Shoot, Fraction, F-stop, Slate, Lens Culture, Smithsonian, My Modern Met and Hyperallergic. Caleb is the author of A Portrait of Ice (2012), A brief movement after death (2018) and Iterations (2019). He is also the founder of Luminosity Lab, a design and print studio.

Jennifer Yoffy is a publisher, photographer, and arts advocate based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the founder/publisher of Yoffy Press, an independent publisher dedicated to pushing the boundaries of photobook publishing.

Tags: Aurora Photocenter, photobook, case study, nonprofit, Extinction Party, incisive look at our culture of mass consumption in a globalized world

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Jun

25

Thu
Thu, Jun 25, 2020 7:00 PM - Thu, Jun 25, 2020 9:00 PM @ Irving Theater

POETRY OPEN MIC
on the deck at the Irving Theater
Thursday June 18 (and every Thursday night)
7:00p to 9:00p
free

[LOCAL POETS] [ORIGINAL POETRY] [COME READ OR LISTEN]
A completely nonjudgmental and safe space to share poetry held every Thursday on the deck at the Irving Theater in the Summer and inside all Winter long or as weather does not allow outdoor performances. Performances are broadcast live on our Facebook page (link below). Come enjoy original poetry and readings from local and regional artists or present your own poetry.

This event is free.
FACEBOOK LIVE LINK: https://www.facebook.com/IrvingTheater

More information at http://www.attheirving.com

Tags: poetry, writing, spoken word, reading, literature, The Irving

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Jun

25

Thu
Thu, Jun 25, 2020 2:00 PM - Thu, Jun 25, 2020 3:00 PM @ https://usi.edu/hnhvirtual

The magic and attraction of New Harmony is as real today as it was for the first people who settled the area – peaceful, good soil, abundant fish and wildlife, easy transportation and something almost spiritual. But, did you know that our history began well before the 1800s with the Native Americans? Join us for a fascinating discussion that begins hundreds of years ago through today with many threads that connect all of the people who live and visit this “utopian” destination.

Guests
Dr. Michael Strezewski, Associate Professor of Anthropology at USI
Dr. J. Casey Harison, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Communal Studies at USI
Andrew Wilson, Former Town Council Member, Community Organizer, and Business Owner

Please register in advance for this event. To do so follow the ticket link or visit usi.edu/hnhvirtual

Tags: New Harmony, intentional community, presentation, webinar

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Jun

24

Wed
Wed, Jun 24, 2020 6:30 PM - Wed, Jun 24, 2020 7:30 PM @ Harrison Center

Every Wednesday, we meet in the Speck Gallery for a peaceful candlelit practice – a perfect way to unwind after a busy day.

We start by warming the body using a dynamic standing flow, with an emphasis on mindful movements, ending in deep meditative stretches.
This class is appropriate for all levels.

Limited number of mats and props are available.

** Suggested donation of $10, but as always your presence is more important that your payment **

Tags: community yoga, Harrison Center

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Jun

23

Tue
Tue, Jun 23, 2020 7:00 PM - Tue, Jun 23, 2020 8:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/HaitianAssociationofIndiana/

In this live information session: learn more about Strive Worldwide. A nonprofit from Indiana helping in Haiti to create sustainable transformation in communities by facilitating natural resource investment and vital engagement across cultural and geographic boundaries.
———
Nan sesyon enfòmasyon sa: Vinn aprann plis sou Strive Worlwide. Yon oganizasyon san pwofi ki fonde nan Indiana ki ede an Ayiti. Yo kreye transfòmasyon dirab nan kominote pa mwayen envestisman resous natirèl ak angajman enpòtan atravè limit kiltirèl ak jeyografik.

Tags: Strive Worldwide, nonprofit, Haiti, social justice, activism, volunteering

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Jun

18

Thu
Thu, Jun 18, 2020 11:45 AM - Thu, Jun 18, 2020 1:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/events/662112714644961/

Unlike its competitors Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and J&J, Eli Lilly has refused to ban the cruel and useless “forced swim test” on animals. Please join PETA and local activists to urge the company to make the compassionate decision! We will protest outside the home of the CEO of Eli Lilly, David Ricks. We will be standing on the grass next to the road in front of his house.

The location and exact meet-up location will be sent via private message when you have confirmed your RSVP.

The so-called “forced swim test” is a widely discredited experiment that’s as cruel as it is worthless. In this test, experimenters put mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, or gerbils in inescapable containers filled with water. The panicked animals try to escape by attempting to climb up the sides of the beakers or even diving underwater in search of an exit. They paddle furiously, desperately trying to keep their heads above water. Eventually, they’ll start to float. Initially, experimenters believed that the test could be used to screen new drugs for human depression, but the data show that it’s no more accurate than a coin toss.

Please learn more about this cruel experiment and take action here: https://support.peta.org/page/7704/action/1?locale=en-US

CONTACT: Jonathan jonathanh (at) peta (dot) org

PARKING: There is public parking about .5mi down the street
Note: We will be taking precautions to ensure safe social distancing during this protest. All activists are asked to maintain a distance of 6 ft. from each other and wear a protective face mask.

Posters and leaflets will be provided. Outreach events are a fun and effective way to help animals as well as meet local advocates, so before you go, check out PETA’s outreach tips https://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/tips_for_PETA_activists.pdf and be sure to invite others.

Please dress sharp, as it helps our message come across much stronger! Please be prepared for the weather.showme

Tags: vegan, social justice, animal rights, protest, activism

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Jun

17

Wed
Wed, Jun 17, 2020 6:30 PM - Wed, Jun 17, 2020 7:30 PM @ Harrison Center

Every Wednesday, we meet in the Speck Gallery for a peaceful candlelit practice – a perfect way to unwind after a busy day.

We start by warming the body using a dynamic standing flow, with an emphasis on mindful movements, ending in deep meditative stretches.
This class is appropriate for all levels.

Limited number of mats and props are available.

** Suggested donation of $10, but as always your presence is more important that your payment **

Tags: community yoga, Harrison Center

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Jun

16

Tue
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 7:00 PM - Tue, Jun 16, 2020 10:00 PM @ Square Cat Vinyl

Presented by Centerpoint Brewing
Free || All Ages
Third Tuesday of every month!
Pre-Civil War Era Music
Bring and instrument & join the circle!
$1 Center Point Beer All Day!

Tags: Live Music, Pre-Civil War Era Music, Americana

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Jun

12

Fri
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 9:30 PM - Sat, Jun 13, 2020 2:30 AM @ The Mousetrap Bar and Grill

It’s been WAY too long. We need some Good Ol’ @Hyryder and we need it at The Trap! Well, since they won’t let us do the real thing yet, we figured we would stream a couple great shows for all you Ryders this Friday night. We will show it inside and outside, so come on out and get down with us. It’s FREE!

Tags: Hyryder, streaming, hippie corral, Moustrap, Live Music

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Jun

10

Wed
Wed, Jun 10, 2020 6:30 PM - Wed, Jun 10, 2020 7:30 PM @ Harrison Center

Every Wednesday, we meet in the Speck Gallery for a peaceful candlelit practice – a perfect way to unwind after a busy day.

We start by warming the body using a dynamic standing flow, with an emphasis on mindful movements, ending in deep meditative stretches.
This class is appropriate for all levels.

Limited number of mats and props are available.

** Suggested donation of $10, but as always your presence is more important that your payment **

Tags: community yoga, Harrison Center

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Jun

10

Wed
Wed, Jun 10, 2020 6:00 PM - Wed, Jun 10, 2020 8:00 PM @ Centers of Wellness for Urban Women

Its Mindfulness through Coloring.

Join us to color, chat, or chill. We will provide some mindfulness techniques at each session. We all need a break. Come and Color with us.

Look out for themed Color & Conversations this year!

See you on January 8th at 6pm.

Tags: Join us to color, chat, or chill

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