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Events only are listed below. For a full schedule of classes and events, see our schedule. Stay tuned and check back often as we add solstice events, sound healing circles, dance nights, and more.

The list below is sorted by the date. In general, these are unique, one-time events. To see ongoing classes of many kinds, see our classes list.

Communal Connections (Free Programming)
with Roots & Wings Teachers & Practitioners
Monday (Free offerings)
Several dates/times weekly

Find courage or a moment of solace as you move through these days.

Tuina Hand Techniques and Tuina for Oncology
with Lauren P.
Friday (programs meet Fri thru Sun 5/24-5/26, in-person)
9:00 am—6:00 pm

Join us as we learn from Bill Helm, esteemed teacher from the Taoist Sanctuary, and longtime former Chair of the Massage and Bodywork Program at PCOM of San Diego.

Open House: Acupressure Therapy Institute
with Lauren P.
Friday (5/26 in-person open house, with optional potluck)
7:00—8:30 pm

Join us to learn about our professional Acupressure and Shiatsu, and Tuina training programs.

Soothing Soundbath with Reiki to decompress
with Kat
Friday (Next TBD)
5:30—7:00 pm & 7:30—9:00 pm

Throughout our lives we cultivate our feelings, thoughts and sensations. This is the time to reap what we've sown and immerse yourself in the healing sounds of crystal bowls and koshi chimes

Taoist Energy Healing: Clinical Qigong for Healthcare Professionals
with Lauren P.
Monday (program meets Mon 5/27, in-person)
9:00 am—6:00 pm

Learn Qigong practices to enhance the health and vitality of yourself, clients and loved ones.

Yoga and Live Music for Everyone
with Nancy W.
Sunday (special program meets 6/2)
6:00—7:15 pm

Yoga with guitar accompaniment for a night of connection, grounding, awakening and deepening.

Coping with Climate Change: Moving from Anxiety to Action and Adaptation (for Adults)
with Jenni W. & Sarah H.
Tuesday (next date: 6/4 in person. Meets 2x a month, virtual on Zoom, with some in-person)
noon—1:00 pm

A circle of support, to help us and our community members develop and maintain personal goals related to climate action, work through immobilizing feelings of anxiety, learn about a variety of meaningful steps that we can take to lessen our carbon footprint, and work together with other community programs to support larger advocacy efforts.

How to Know if Your Ancestors Are Impacting Your Life!
with Anu
Thursday (Anu returns for this 6/5 workshop!)
10:30 am—12:30 pm

When you feel stuck in life, it may not be you but your ancestors! Learn how to lift the invisible barriers holding you back!

Full Body Stretching Class
with Cherie T
Friday (Meets weekly thru June)

Struggling with stiff hips, tight hamstrings, or lower back pain? Discover the Science of Stretching-a program designed to boost your flexibility and mobility for all fitness levels.

Reiki II
with Susan
Saturday (next meets 6/8. July Reiki II meets 7/13)
noon—5:00 pm

Receive a Reiki II Attunement, your Reiki Second Degree Certificate, and a deeper experience of the extraordinary healing and transformative powers of Reiki.

Mindfulness Practice Session
with Cindy
Sundays (3 in-person sessions, meets 6/9, 7/7 and 8/4, register for one or all 3)
9:00—11:00 am

Experience some of the mindfulness practices from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program

Animals as Teachers: Embracing Their Healing Wisdom
with James
Sunday (special, one-time event meets 6/9, in-person)
1:30—3:30 pm

Embark on a Two-Hour Journey of Interactive Discovery: Unveiling the Profound Wisdom of Our Animal Companions Together!

BIPOC Yoga for Black, Indigenous and People of Color
with Worcester BIPOC Yoga Collective Instructors
Saturdays (meets monthly offsite)
1:00 pm

Join the Worcester Yoga BIPOC Collective for these yoga classes, open to Black, Indigenous and People of Color.

Reiki I
with Susan
Saturday (next meets 6/14)
10:30 am start time

Learn the Reiki history and applications. You will leave class fully trained and certified to perform on yourself, others and animals.

World Central Kitchen Benefit Dinner
with Co-Sponsors
Saturday (offsite in Framingham)
5:00 — 8:00 pm

This dinner will include recipes from The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope. We will learn how WCK does both and collect donations to support their ongoing work around the globe.

Kombucha Info Session plus optional Scoby Share (Free program)
with Maggie
Wednesday (Free event, planning for June gathering)
7:00—8:00 pm

Curious about making your own Kombucha? Join us as we share Kombucha, Kombucha making experiences and stories, and answer questions.

From Procrastination to Effortless Action: A Somatic Approach to Overcoming Self-Sabotage
with Nat
Thursday (next TBD)
7:00—8:30 pm

Discover the power of somatic mindfulness in overcoming procrastination and perfectionism. Learn our 5-step process to unblock creativity and embrace effortless action.

White Water Rafting Weekend
with Nancy W.
Saturday (This event is FULL! 6/28-6/30)
Friday thru Sunday

Let's discover the backwaters of the quiet Hudson River. Full day of rafting on Saturday and a short hike Sunday morning.

Foundational Bodywork Methods for Everyone to Use
with Jen s.
Saturday (Program open to all, whether you are a bodyworker or not. Next: TBD)
9:00 am—1:00 pm

Learn and practice: 3 planar myofascial release, strain counterstain, visceral release, cranial sacral and joint release techniques.

Sophia Circle Journey ™
with Jacqueline
Mondays (meets 1st & 3rd Monday, remote)
7:00—8:30 pm

In this Sophia Circle Journey™, you'll directly access divine grace in important life areas and access a powerful support team in this life-enhancing journey.

Running In Circles: Exploring the # 1 reason why health care providers struggle with self care
with Cari
Wednesday (Complimentary, in-person class meets TBD)
6:30—8:30 pm

Identify why health care providers find themselves exhausted and burnt out and begin a successful self care process.

Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes, Colorado
with Nancy W.
Monday (week-long event in Estes Park, Colorado: 9/9-9/14
Monday thru Saturday

This trip will include hiking, yoga, mindfulness, and other spiritual practices to connect, and to ourselves and others.

Yoga/Hike/Ayurveda/Self-care Weekend Retreat
with Nancy W.
Saturday (weekend event 10/4-10/6, 2 overnights
Friday thru Sunday

This weekend at beautiful Setu Ayurveda Wellness Center in Brattleboro, Vermont, will be an immersion in yoga, nature, self-care, meditation, and more.

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