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The Present Moment – Christmas/New Year 2014-2015

Hello Everyone:

A couple of weeks ago, 60 Minutes aired a segment in which Anderson Cooper participated in a 3 day meditation workshop led by Jon Kabot-Zinn, a leader in mindfulness meditation.  www.cbsnews.com/news/mindfulness-anderson-cooper-60-minutes/ 

I really appreciated the segment because it reminded me that meditation/mindfulness is not something we have to add to our daily routine; it is NOT one more thing we have to DO. 

Rather, it is a way of Being.  Being in each moment: being in rest, being in meetings, being in eating and being with friends.    

Yet as Cooper realized, the idea of being in the present moment is not always easy.  Our need to multi-task, to plan, to interact with numerous people on different levels at the same time often takes us away from our ability to be in the present.

But just as in other areas of our lives, our willingness to practice is what matters.  All we need do is continue to come back to our breath and take time to remember that the only “real” moment in life is the present  one –no matter how imperfect, sad,  flawed or exhilarating that moment is. 

And so I wish you many present moments as we move into the new year and many opportunities to practice a different way of being in each moment. 

Margie

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Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra w/ Margie Krest

Need some quiet, peaceful moments in your life?

Join the DtS community for an afternoon of restorative yoga and guided relaxation.

Date:   Saturday, Feb. 25;  

Time:  2:00-3:30 p.m.;  

Cost:  $10 or use your class package

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Hiking and Yoga Day Retreat

Connect with the earth.  Connect with one another.

Nature has a way of inspiring us and helping us gain clarity in our lives.  Come expore the hiking trails of Staunton State Park with a group of like-minded yogis and hikers.  We will stretch, meditate and move into poses as we share the beautiful outdoors.

Date:  Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time:   7:00 a.m. until about 3:30

Meet at the DtS studio at 7:00 a.m. to carpool.

Bring Water and Snacks!   We will stop for lunch on our way home.  

Cost:  Drop-in or a class off your package.

 

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Pregnant Pauses w/ Shira Salzberg

Lessons for Expectant Moms from the Feldenkrais Method.  Move with greater ease and comfort, sleep better, breathe deeper, and make everyday tasks easier.

Join Shira for this 6 week series in which you will learn to move in gentle but profound ways as you progress through your pregnancy.

Dates:   September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 23.

Time:  Sundays 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Cost:  $99 for all six classes or $20 for drop-in class;  no refund for missed classes if you pay for the series.    

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Embodied Heart, Sensual Soul: A JourneyDance Workshop and Dance w/ Ryan Gilmartin

Free up your heart space, embody deeply and embrace your sensual self.   Come explore this JourneyDance workshop and dance.   Attend the whole day, the workshop only, or come in the evening to dance.

 

Date:   Saturday, February 11, 2017

 

Time:    Workshop, 1-4; Dance 5:30-7:00

 

Cost:  Workshop and Dance – $60;  Early-bird Special, only $50 if signed-up by Feb. 1, 2017.  

 

Workshop only – $45; Dance only $20

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Befriending Our Anger: A RMCCN Compassion Sampler w/ Anita Foxworth

Are you afraid of your anger?    Are you easily drawn into angry interactions?  Do you find yourself saying:  He/she needs to work on their anger?   Would you like to learn some alternative ways to work with your anger?    If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, consider coming to this RMCCN Compassion sampler.

Date:   Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time:  2:15-6:15 (check in at 2:00)

Investment:  $45

To register contact Anita Foxworth at 303-369-0295 or anitafoxworth@gmail.com

 

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A Valentine’s Labyrinth Walk w/ Tina Proctor and Dennis Grogan

Treat yourself to a Valentine’s evening by honoring love in its many forms through poetry, music and myth.  Walk the meditative path of a labyrinth to deepen the experience.  Nick and Tess Nossaman will share their heartfelt love poems.  Storyteller, Tina Proctor, will  entertain you wil myths and stories of love.  As you listen to Lia Davis play her lyrical harp, Dennis Grogan will guide you on the path of the labyrinth where you can shed your busy mind and come into a place of quiet, peace and love.

Date: Sunday, February, 14, 2016

 Time: 6:00 – 7:30  p.m.

Admission:  Free 

Please register by calling Tina at 303-399-1999 .

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Women’s Spa Day

 THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

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Begin Again: Soul Motion Sampler #1

Join Randy Miller for this FREE sampler of a Soul Motion journey.

Date:   Saturday, April 2, 2016

Time:  2:00-3:30

FREE

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Begin Again: Soul Motion Sampler #2

Join Randy Miller for this second Free Sampler of another aspect of a Soul Motion class:   Moving Meditation.

Date:  Sunday, April 3, 2016

Time:  9:00-10:30

FREE

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Vital Support : A Feldenkrais Workshop w/ Christy Cutler

Build awareness and promote health in the Pelvic Floor

Pelvic health is one of the keys to successful aging.  This workshop will

  • Build strength and mobility
  • Improve balance
  • Free the breath
  • Increase bladder control
  • Enhance sexual function

Cost:   $84 or only $42 if you have taken the series before

 Six Sessions:   1-2 p.m.

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:   Jan 29, 30, 31

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: Feb 5, 7, 8

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Enhancing Balance with Tai Chi and Qigong w/ Eric Imbody

Improving physical balance is an increasingly popular goal for active middle-aged and older adults. Research shows that the Asian arts of Tai Chi and Qigong are superior methods for bolstering balance and lowering the risk of falls for older adults. Join Eric, long time Tai Chi and Qigong instructor, to learn and practice effective ways to improve your balance.

Date:  Saturday, November 21

Time:  2:00-4:30

Cost:  $25

 

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Flawed and Fabulous – December 2014

Hello Everyone:

The other day, a friend sent me Courtney Walsh’s  (www.squeezingthestars.com) humorous piece entitled “Dear Human” (**see below).    I love this letter, especially at this time of year, because her words remind me of the beauty of our humanness and what it means to love as a human being: 

 it’s messy and crazy, it means crying and laughing, falling and getting back up, it’s infused with divinity and the grace of stumbling.

 All in all, this being human is about being flawed and fabulous –gorgeously so.  

Knowing that I didn’t come here to master unconditional love or some state of perfection but rather to keep showing up, doing my best and staying present and fully alive — is enough. 

This I can take into the holidays and the new year.  

This I can bring to my gatherings with friends and family and into my new year’s resolutions. 

It’s Enough . . . in fact, It’s Plenty.    

Wishing you the gift of “being human” and celebrating yourself as “flawed & fabulous.”   

Margie

* The Letter   by Courtney Walsh 

Dear Human:

You’ve got it all wrong.  You didn’t come here to master unconditional love.  That is where you came from and where you’ll return.  You came here to learn personal love. 

Universal love.  Messy love, Sweaty love.  Crazy love.  Broken love.  Whole love. 

Infused with divinity.  Lived through the grace of stumbling.  Demonstrated through the beauty of . . .  messing up.  Often.

You didn’t come here to be perfect.  You already are.  You came here to be gorgeously human.  Flawed and fablulous. 

And then to rise again into remembering.

But unconditional love?  Stop telling that story.  Love, in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives.  It doesn’t require modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection.  It only asks that you show up.  And do your best.  That you stay present and feel fully. 

That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU. 

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Hands-on Partner Massage: Deepening Your Connnection Through Touch

Jennifer will guide you as you comfortably and safely give and receive massage, learn specific massage therapy techniques, maximize pain relief with proper communication, and listen to what the body is saying. This is a great opportunity to connect with a partner, friend, or family member and to take care of one another. No experience necessary.   Must be at least 18 yrs. old. Early Bird through April 11, $75 per couple. April 12-25, $95. All materials and oils includes. Special Gift:  One lucky pair who attends will receive a free, private session/lesson in partner massage.

Date:  Saturday, October 17

Time:  2:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost:  $75 per couple through Oct 1; $95 after

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Running on Empathy w/ Anita Foxworth and David Shindoll

Through the practice of empathy, we learn to listen respectfully to others by emptying our mind and listening with our whole being.  Empathy allows us to repair relationships, resolve conflicts and strengthen our connection with others.

Date:  Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Time:  2:00-5:15 p.m.

Investment:  $35; make checks payable to Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network;  All proceeds benefit RMCC

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Be Your Own Beloved: A Nonviolent Communication Sampler on Self-Compassion w/ Anita Foxworth and Louise Wildee

Do you say things to yourself that you would never say to a friend?  do you often  put other people’s needs and interests before your own?   Do you question what is “wrong” with you, or do you frequently criticize and judge yourself?   If you answer yes to one or more of the questions above, consider this sampler.

Proceeds benefit the rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Center:   www.rmccc.net.

Date:  Saturday, February 7, 2105

Time:  2:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Cost:  $35

To Register and  Pay:  Contact Anita Foxworth:   303-369-0295 or anitafoxworth@gmail.com

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The Beauty of Thai Massage w/Talai Franz

Thai yoga massage is a dynamic massage practice that focuses on stretching, opening energy lines, breath work and relaxation.  During this workshop, you will work with a partner while Talai guides you through a massage sequence.  Sign-up with a partner or connect with someone in the class.  No massage experience necessary.  Please wear comfortable workout or yoga type clothing.

If you have any questions about Thai Massage, contact Talai @ herbinfarmer@gmail.com.

Date:  Sunday, March 30

Time:  1:00 – 3:15

Price:  $25;  or sign-up with a partner for $20 each

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Expressions of Love w/ Tina Proctor and Dennis Grogen

Come honor love in its many forms through poetry, myth and music. Walk the path of the labyrinth as you shed your busy mind and come into a place of quiet, peace and love. Free!! Just bring an open heart. Call Tina to reserve a spot: 303-399-1999.

Date:  Friday, February 14

Time:  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost:  Free; please call to reserve a spot:  303-399-1999

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Renew and Restore for the Holidays – with Margie

Settle in for an afternoon of deeply restorative poses that allow you to renew your body and spirit. Using stories and poems, Margie will guide you to a state of deep relaxation that leaves you time for reflection and stillness. This is a perfect way to relax and refocus as you gear up for the last few days of the holiday shopping and party season!
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 Includes complimentary tea & chocolate!

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Gong Bath w/ Gary Fishman

Experience the transformational tones and healing power of Tibetan bowls and planetary gongs tuned to vibrate together in a cosmic harmony.  Gary Fishman will take you on a journey that will lift your spirits and open you to greater spiritual growth.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

 

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