Events, Workshops, Retreats

Recovery Kirtan Friday November 15th 8:00pm

First of all, what is addiction? How about this definition?: ” Any behavior you continue to do despite the fact that it brings negative consequences into your life”.
— Tommy Rosen, Author of ‘Recovery 2.0’

OK, here’s a sampling of addictions in no special order: overeating, social media, alcohol, worrying, chaos, sex, gambling, marijuana, drama, smart phones, painkillers, anxiety, etc.

We are really excited to come together to share this event with the recovery community, friends and allies, all of whom are all invited to attend an evening of heart warming community Kirtan. Come and unplug from that which doesn’t serve you and isolates you, and fill up with the healing power of singing mantras as a group. It is a sweet community.

“Kirtan is amazing because it can carry and express and hold and nurture everything inside us…all the feelings and emotions.” – Jai Uttal.

For this recovery kirtan, Dave Russell will be joined by Libby Volkening (vocals), Scott Halligan (cello), and Amanda Turk (percussion). www.daverussellkirtan.com
Spiritual poet Danny Shanahan will be reading some of his own Recovery-based poems between the chants. lotusseedpoetry.com. “Those in recovery will bring the flame of their awakening and longing to the mantras, two lights magnifying the miracle of recovery”. — Danny
We will end the evening with a short metta (lovingkindness) meditation by Jen Parmentier, of Sacred Roots.
$10 to $20 suggested donation. We really appreciate your support.
Chairs and cushions available. Elevator accessible.

Also, the Refuge Recovery meeting is from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm just 2 doors down at Insight Meditation, so we invite those attendees to join us after for a full night of inspiring recovery.

A portion of your donation goes back to the Call and Response Foundation to support these programs. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to serving and expanding the mantra music community. The mission is to share the experience of chanting with one million people by 2020. Now, the staff works to connect sacred sound musicians in outreach programs like universities, prisons, psychiatric facilities, refugee communities, and shelters. callandresponsefoundation.org

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We will make gentle Yogic shapes that increase mobility, tone postural & prime moving muscle groups, and decrease stress… all the while suspended in a soft-spandex-fabric-Silk-cacoon…
It is as luxurious and explorative as it sounds!

So do not be intimidated,
and do not be shy, and delight in the experience of anti-gravity-movement.

This Workshop is Great for intermediate to advanced movers,
and beginners who are unafraid to modify.

Bring a WATER bottle + SOX + hair ties + Wear Clothes You Can Move In!

Call/Text Cordelia to reserve your spot 413-834-0101

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Healing Sound Journey Saturday November 23rd 4:00pm-5:30pm

Healing Sound Journey
Invites you to deepen your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual experience
of your life through the Art and Science of receiving Healing Sound.
Sound waves emanating from Gongs, RavVast metal hand drum, Tuning Forks,
Singing Bowls, Shamanic Drum will carry you to “Aha” moments of inspiration.
Experience how Mindful Listening and your introduction to Brain Entrainment
can allow you to soften and release your tethers to mental chatter.
Your Sound Journey begins with aligning your session’s Personal Intention with
the Field of Infinite Possibility and polish off your journey with Gratitude.
Paul brings his long life thread of Percussion, CranialSacral Balancing, Polarity
Therapy, Matrix Energetics and Tibetan Buddhism to fruition in
Healing Sound Journey
Bring your favorite cushion, pillow and eye sleep mask for total comfort while
resting on provided yoga mats or sitting in chair.
We suggest you arrive before 3:40 to reserve your space and settle in.

$20 RSVP $25 at the door
RSVP text/call 413-426-3983 or Paul at mmgood.p@gmail.com

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Black Friday Kids Camp Friday November 29th 8:00AM-12:00PM

Hypno-Silks Holiday De-Stress Hypnosis Session Saturday November 30th 4:00pm-5:30pm

Holiday De-Stress Hypnosis Session in Aerial Silks

Join us for a hypnosis session while floating in an aerial silk. During this session, you will be deeply relaxed and open to suggestions to relax and handle the stressors of the holiday season. Dress comfortably and feel free to bring a pillow and blanket.

Hypnosis is one of those wellness practices that sounds too good to be true. But there’s both anecdotal and science-backed evidence that it can work. Studies have found that hypnosis could help people with sleep issues, mitigate chronic pain, and may lessen symptoms of anxiety, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome.

What is hypnosis? You could almost consider hypnosis a guided version of meditation. Contrary to how it’s typically portrayed in pop culture, “hypnosis isn’t a form of mind control nor a trance-like state where you lose consciousness,” says Joseph Green, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the Ohio State University in Lima, Ohio, who studies hypnosis.consider hypnosis a guided version of meditation. Contrary to how it’s typically portrayed in pop culture, “hypnosis isn’t a form of mind control nor a trance-like state where you lose consciousness,” says Joseph Green, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the Ohio State University in Lima, Ohio, who studies hypnosis.

$30 Investment for a stress-less holiday season

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