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Welcome to Spring Quarter
- YOGA WITH KIM SELLERS
On Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Join Kim for the next 6-week session of Lunchtime Yoga.
This session will lead us into Spring and will meet March 5 - April 16 with no practice on March 19.
The focus will be on an active alignment-based Hatha practice with modifications appropriate for all levels & abilities.
Cost for the six weeks is $60, drop-in is $13.
- ASTROLOGY OF OUTER PLANETARY TRANSITS WITH JUDITH ROBERT
Eight classes starting April 24th at 7 p.m.
Dates: 4/24, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/26, 7/3, 7/24.
This class on the transits of the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Saturn, will demonstrate how to record and interpret these transits from a psychological astrology perspective. The student will learn how to read an ephemeris of planetary transits and a computer printout, and place them in the natal chart. A simple method for charting the transits and the aspects to the natal chart will be demonstrated using a grid. The class will practice interpreting transits from a psychological perspective.
1. Learn the length of the outer planetary cycles of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
2. Learn to read a planetary ephemeris.
3. Learn to place the outer planet transits around the natal chart.
4. Learn how to create a grid of the aspects of outer planetary transits to the natal chart.
5. Learn the mythology and meaning of the outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
6. Learn how to interpret psychological meaning of the outer planets through practice on student charts.
Meeting Time and Dates: The Class will meet from 7-9 PM EDT for eight weeks, every other Thursday, on the following dates: 4/24, 5/1, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/26, 7/3, 7/24.
Class limit: 8 participants. Basic understanding of how to read an astrology chart is required; call Judith if you have questions: 574-287-0260. Class Donation: $96. Down payment of $12 to reserve space, with option to pay in full at first class or pay $12 per class.
Sign up: Please email Judith if you would like to sign up for the class: Judith1739@comcast.net
Text: Required purchase for class if student does not own a Ephemeris or an Astrology Program:
American Ephemeris for the 21st Century 2000-2050 by Michelsen, Neil. Revised by R. Pottenger. San Diego, CA: ACS Publications, 1996. (Midnight Edition)
Birth Chart: Students are asked to provide their birth data (Date, Time and Location of birth) in advance to Judith via email Judith1739@comcast.net if they would like to use their charts in class for practicing interpretation. If this time is unknown, they are encouraged to contact the presenter to learn how to obtain this information.
Instructor: Judith Ann Robert, Ph.D. Judith received her diploma from Liz Greene's Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, in 2011; her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston in 1984 and her diploma from the Jung Institute in Chicago in 1995. She has a private practice in Psychological Astrology in South Bend, IN. She previously had a private practice in Analytical Psychology in South Bend, IN
- KIRTAN - DEVOTIONAL CHANTING
Our regular Kirtans are on Fridays at 7 p.m. The date of our next Kirtan is Friday,
April 25, 2014. Kirtan is one of the fastest-growing forms of sacred music in the world. The songs are sung in a response style and use a few simple names of God or phrases sung in Sanskrit or other sacred languages. These sacred languages which are based upon the ancient science of vibration, are uniquely able to create an atmosphere of rejuvenation, peace, and well-being. It is our hope that this will be a powerful transformative spiritual experience for everyone!! Check out our Sacred Waters Kirtan video and webpage.
- SPRINGTIME YOGA AND CHAKRA CLEARING PRACTICES - Yoga Asana, Ayurvedic Marma Therapy, Relaxation, and Bhuta Shuddhi With Kim Sellers
Saturday, April 26th. Morning and afternoon sessions to clear & balance energy in and around these seven psycho-energy centers that bridge consciousness with our physical body. From 9am-11:30 there will be a practice using chakra-focused Yoga asanas (poses), marma point work, and deep relaxation. Marmani are part of the Indian Yogic healing system known as Ayurveda, and are "points" found on the body similar to Chinese acupressure points. You will receive a diagram of the points we use. All practices are suitable for levels from beginner to advanced; modifications will be given as needed.
After lunch (feel free to carry-in and use the community kitchen) from 1-2:30pm we'll go deeper with the quiet but powerful practice of Bhuta Shuddhi, a chakra rebalancing technique. The bhutas are the five elements as they exist in the first five chakras, and shuddi means to clear or purify. This is a very quiet, meditative practice that includes guided visualization, mantra, meditation, bandha, and pranayama, resulting in a unified consciousness and general feeling of balance and well-being. This experience is enhanced by the vibration of the seven metal chakra bowls that are toned during the session. Bring whatever you will need to be warm and comfortable either lying on your mat or sitting in a chair.
Fee for both classes $65; morning practice only $45; afternoon only $20. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food bank. To secure a spot, you can mail a check made out to Sagewater Yoga to PO Box 942, South Bend, In 46624, or register in person with Kim Sellers. Any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- SACRED DANCE WITH JAMILA BLUE
Sunday, April 27th 2 - 3:30 p.m.
What is Sacred Dance?
Sacred Dance enables us to connect ecstatically for the purposes of worship, renewal, healing of old wounds, and exploration of the visionary and archetypal realms of the collective unconscious. This dance is a creative expression of the Sacred through body movement.
Sacred Dance is about letting go of our self-imposed restrictions. It is about setting aside our intellect and inhibitions. It is about being open to new ways of expressing our self in body, and exploring the world anew. This dance is not a structured dance that follows a certain form. It is not taught, but invited in a trusting and safe space. It is an invitation to explore our different rhythms, patterns and movements. It is an invitation to listen to our body, which now becomes the teacher. It is about finding your own dance from within.
Sacred dance is an invitation to push the envelope, to break free of personal boundaries, to co-create fantastic energetics on the floor with other dancers, to play again with the wild abandon of a child, to revel in spirit and the joy of life while moving to the sounds of world rhythms.
We all become co-creators of the energy on the dance floor. This union creates the sacred space. It is a place for a moving meditation that can take many forms. It can be deep, introspective inner work or high energy, extroverted dancing alone or with others.
Sacred Dance is perhaps the oldest spiritual practice on the planet. This dance is the abandonment of the intellect, forming a direct body-spirit connection experience.
- TEACHINGS OF JESUS FROM THE ANCIENT ARAMAIC, GREEK AND COPTIC EGYPTIAN LANGUAGES WITH DALE HOFFMAN
Thursday, May 1st, 7 - 9 p.m.
Dale Allen Hoffman offers a living, breathing vision of the Yeshua (Jesus) Teachings from the ancient Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew and Coptic Egyptian languages in which they were originally spoken and written. Through clear interpretations in English, and with vocal toning, affirmative prayer and intensive shamanic breath work, Dale shares stunning insights from ancient texts in a cutting edge modern perspective about the seemingly “miraculous” capacity of the human mind, our inherent divinity and the awakening consciousness of humanity.
After decades of intensive study and teaching, Dale is now one of the world’s leading authorities on the direct, practical application of the ancient Aramaic teachings of Yeshua. He travels internationally sharing the rich spiritual wisdom which has been veiled beneath two millennia of misunderstandings, skewed translations, intentional manipulation, mythic embellishments and a general lack of spiritual perception.
Dale will be taking appointments for Friday, May 2nd for healing sessions.These sessions, which include intuitive guidance, vocal toning, affirmative prayer and breath practices, help remove energy and emotional blockages. Call 574-277-0034 for more info & appointments.
- HAPPY HIPS WITH KATHLEEN FLANAGAN
Sat. 9-11:30, May 3rd $45(Early Bird) $50 at the door.
Healthy Happy Hips!!
Learn to revitalize your hips and restore healthy joint function in this workshop. We will look closely at two important sets of muscles that need to be balanced in order to prevent injuries and awaken a new understanding of the dynamics operating the legs, hip joints and pelvis. We will use Yoga Asana to assess as well as re-educate to these muscles to find that balance.
You can register with Kim by mailing a check made out to Kathleen Flanagan to:
PO Box 942 South Bend IN 46624 (no name on envelope please)
- REIKI WITH KIM SELLERS
Being aware of and attuned to the Reiki energies enables you to share these healing vibrations with others, and is a wonderful complement to practicing or teaching Yoga, and to most other aspects of your life. You may take one or both classes, but need to have taken level 1 to take level 2.
Sunday May 4th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Level I lays the groundwork - background on the tradition, beginning to sense energy, meditations to assist movement into a sensory consciousness, learning about your Reiki guides, the first attunement to the power symbol, learning the basic hand positions, and practice with a partner.
Saturday, June 7th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2 builds on 1 - knowledge of the first 3 symbols, additional meditations and techniques, the second attunement now to 3 symbols, sending Reiki long-distance, self-treatment, and practicing with a partner using the new symbols and techniques.
Cost for each class is $150, workbook is included.
You may register by mailing payment to Sagewater Yoga, PO Box 942, South Bend, In 46624. Details on how to prepare and what to bring will be sent one week before we meet, so please sign up in time to prepare.
Kim Sellers is a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui tradition, and teaches Reiki classes in Indiana and Michigan. She has been attuned to Reiki since 2003, and has received attunements and advanced training from several Reiki Masters, including William Rand. The more people that learn and practice Reiki, the more peaceful our planet will be!
- YIN YOGA AND NIDRA YOGA WORKSHOP WITH DAWN SMITH
Saturday May 10th ~ 1-4pm
As a complement to the more active yang asana practice, Yin Yoga is a slow & meditative practice and poses are held for longer periods of time. Allowing muscle to rest passively, students will sit deeper into the connective tissue of the body- cultivating more mobility & suppleness in the joints- as well as practice the observation of the mind.
The practice will be followed by a Yoga Nidra practice. Yoga Nidra (deep yogic sleep) is a guided practice that has been passed down for centuries. It is the practice of moving into deeper states of consciousness and is an essential yogic tool for deeper understanding of self on the path of awakening.
- WORKSHOP WITH H.S. ARUN
Wednesday, May 14th from 9 - 11 a.m.
H.S. Arun is an advanced Iyenger teacher born in Sringeri, South India in 1954. He started teaching in 1974 and infuses his teaching with a wonderful sense of humor, making the practice accessible to all levels of students. If you haven't yet practiced with Arun, we highly recommed you try this class. It may just change your practice!
Additional sessions will be held on Monday, May 12th 9:30 a.m. - noon
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: United Way of St. Joseph Co.
Tuesday, May 13th 9:30 a.m. - noon
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: United Way of St. Joseph Co.
To register, contact Kristen Smith-Myers at email@example.com or 574-361-5017. Registration and payment must be made in advance. Mail checks payable to: Barb Naranche, 54256 County Rd. 5, Elkhart, IN 46514.
- ATTACHMENT WITH OUR ANCESTRAL SOUL: AN EXPERIENCE OF DEEP CONNECTION WITH CHRISTINA AND DALE WRIGHT-LONHEIM
Friday Intro, May 16, 7 p.m
Saturday, May 17th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 18th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For all the feelings of not belonging, being not quite "all here,"
not being able to fully love or be loved, for repeated patterns of shame,
..this weekend-long workshop offers you an experience of deep inner healing of the 'unknown, soul loss' reasons caused by our disconnect with our ancestral soul. This fascinating journey into how our loving soul carries 'burdens' for someone we love reveals a way of healing for all.
Cost: $275 for the whole weekend
Cost: $150 for one day
Cost: $25 for Friday night
$200 for whole weekend
$100 for one day
$15 for Friday night
Register by calling 206/782-2710 to give a credit card
or mailing check to HSC, Box 344, Lynnwood, WA 98046
Local Contact: Cindy 574/277-9088
- MEDIUMSHIP WITH JOHN RONCZ
Next Evening To Be Announced. John will share with us his experiences from his study at the Arthur Findlay College which is the world's foremost institution specializing in the psychic sciences. Mediums from all over the world attend to expand and strengthen their skills. John will connect with those in the spirit world that have messages for their loved ones in the room. John will also give a demonstration of trance mediumship which he has been practicing at the Arthur Findlay College. John has published a new book called An Engineer's Guide to the Spirit World: My Journey from Skeptic to Psychic Medium. It is a fascinating story and he will have copies available. Cost: $20 for the evening. Purchase of the book is an extra $15.
OTHER WEEKLY AND MONTHLY PROGRAMS
- CHAKRA BOWLS MEDITATION
We will continue our chakra bowl meditation on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. The beautifully lit crystal bowls and the purity of their vibrations, combine to create a perfect atmosphere for meditation and energy balancing.
- THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITION WITH GINNY NULL
The 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ginny does not teach during June, July or August. She will be back in September. Ginny Null leads us in her wonderful evenings of spirituality in the Native American tradition. Since Ginny is Spirit-led the evenings are always full of surprises.
- WOMEN'S SACRED FIRE CEREMONY
On the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. Diane Winn, Brenda Statzer and others will lead us in an evening of chanting, drumming and sharing as women gather to support one another. This sacred fire for women is from the Cherokee tradition as taught by Momfeather Erickson. Momfeather has a Native American center in Mantlerock, Kentucky. The coming together of feminine energy and spiritual insights makes this a wonderful event. Wear a skirt. Love Donation.
- YOGA WITH MARGARET FILCHAK
There will no more Yoga on Thursday mornings until January 16th at 9:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga. Asanas/Poses are just one aspect of Yoga. Time will still be spent working with the poses, in addition, we will be looking at the meaning and application of the other Limbs of Yoga as described in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras including the Yamas, Niyams, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana. Suggested Donation: $10.
- TARA CIRCLE WITH MARY WOOD
On the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:20 p.m. This is a movement-based meditation practice based on a traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice developed by Prema Dasara under the direction of Lama Tenzin of the Maui Dharma Center. Tara is an enlightened being and female bodhisattva. This practice involves visualization of Tara, movement meditation on her 21 qualities and chanting her mantra(s). We typically follow the video of the short practice of the 21 qualities followed by the Tara Mantra Dace given to the Dances of Universal Peace.
- THE PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHISM WITH KIRBY WHITACRE
The 2nd Tuesday of the month. We do not meet in May, June, July or August. Includes Buddhist meditation techniques, study of the scriptures, discussion and videos. Kirby has been a practicing Buddhist for many years and has written a book called Buddhism: A Westerner's Compendium.
- READING THE GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA
On the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7 - 8:30 p.m. we will read and discuss "The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna". There will be no reading in December.
Andrew Harvey once said that if he could take only one book to a deserted island "The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna" would be his choice. The book is written in dialogue form detailing the conversations Ramakrishna had with people that came to see him. It records his moods, his songs, his humor and gives one a sense of what it would be like to be in the presence of a Divine Incarnation. Using wonderful analogies, Ramakrishna discusses some of the most profound spiritual topics and his own spiritual experiences. We will use a recording done by an Indian woman with almost no accent, stopping often for discussion and sharing. I will have copies of the first chapter for everyone.
- SUNDAY CIRCLE OF SILENCE
On Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon. Do you feel stressed and unable to find time to just Be? Do you find it difficult to meditate at home with so many distractions? Come join us on Sunday mornings. According to the great mystic Meister Eckhart: "Wherever this Word (of God) is to be heard, it must occur in stillness and Silence. We cannot be of greater service to this Word than through stillness and silence. There we can hear and understand it correctly." Sermon 18. We will begin the hour with 20 minutes of silent meditation. We will then do a 5 minute silent walking meditation followed by another 20 minutes of silence. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The practice is done with a DVD and involves very basic movements. We have been using the Spring Forest QiGong method and we all find that it really does enhance your energy. There have been times when we all felt exhausted when we came and left feeling fine.
Contact us at 574-277-0034 or e-mail us at email@example.com