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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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You Are Enough — December 2014

Enough.  These few words are enough,
If not these words, this breath,
If not this breath, this sitting here.
 
This opening to the life
we have refused again and again
until now. 
        Until Now.          
                     by David Whyte
 
Hello Everyone:
 
I fell in love with David Whyte's poetry many years ago.  With such simplicity, he breathes beauty and meaning onto the page.  I keep this one particular poem on my desk to remind me that who I am and what I have is truly enough.  "I am enough" seems especially important to remember during this time of year when we feel compelled to shop and buy, to constantly be with friends, to attend one party after another, and to go non-stop.  Yet, at some point, it seems important to know that it is Enough to simply sit and open to the moment before us.   
 
I wish all of you many moments of knowing that you, just as you are, Are Enough!   Happy Holidays.  
 
Margie  
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To Dance One’s Soul — November, 2014

Many people have commented that they love the DtS logo -- the butterfly above the name.  However, if you look closely, you will notice that the logo is not really a butterfly, but a dancer with wings, a spirit who is dancing her soul. 

So what does it mean to dance one's soul?  For me, it means to be deeply in touch with all of one's life:  the sorrow and joy, the anger and happiness,  the anxiety and gratitude. 

It is to embrace all that we are and all that we feel, and give ourselves the opportunity to move, meditate and heal in a variety of ways.    I am a certified yoga teacher, yet I know that the movement of Feldenkrais or Qigong may help someone heal in a different way than yoga.  And a Nia class and a meditation class may provide healing and insight in equal and different ways.  All we need do is to open ourselves to the variety of ways we can delve into our souls.

This type of "opening up" is Dancing the Soul -- at its core, the healing power of multiple modalities of movement and stillness allows us to connect with our bodies and move more deeply into our heart.

                              And so . . . I invite you to come and dance your soul . . .   Margie 

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DtS 4th Anniversary Coming Up in December — October 2014

DtS turns four this December. It's been an amazing four years of growth and change, and I am continually grateful for the way in which our community has blossomed.

This summer, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks on a beautiful Greek Island where life is simple, relaxed and balanced. For me, it was a time to reconnect to the water and the rhythm of my life, and to meditate on the future of the strong feminine spirit of DtS.

More than ever, I know her future is rooted in my initial vision for the Center--a place in which movement and stillness are equally valued and come together to provide balance and harmony in our lives.

As such and as the new year approaches, you will notice some new instructors and classes, and some changes in class times and types of classes. I welcome you to take this opportunity to try different modalities and welcome in the unique ways of connecting to your body, heart and soul through movement and stillness.

Margie

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Restorative Yoga Workshop w/ Margie, Paige and Helen

Thank you!    This workshop is sold out.

Settle in for an afternoon of deeply RESTORATIVE POSES that allow you to renew your body and spirit.  Using stories and poems, Margie and Paige will guide you to a state of deep relaxation that leaves you time for reflection and stillness as Helen treats you to gentle reiki.

Includes tea and scones and chocolates!!

Register early as this workshop always fills up fast.

Date: Saturday,  May 7, 2016 Time:  3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $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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New Moon Series

Join Michelle Voeller for this 4 week series to boost your toward spring and align with your true self.   The New Moon is always a powerful time to turn inward and set new intentions for the next month.  Those intentions are even more powerful when we meet in community. Each class includes guided meditation and flowing vinyasa yoga.  All are welcome. Use your class package or $50 by Feb. 2 ($60 regular). 4 Tuesdays February 9 through March 1;   7:00-8:00 p.m.
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Invoking The Sacred Dance of the Feminine Spirit through Nia, Kundalini and JourneyDance

Thank You.    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Join Dana Hood and Alana Warlop in this two-hour exploration of nourishing the essence of your feminine spirit through Nia, Kundalini and JourneyDance.  You are invited to show up as you gorgeous, vulnerable, powerful and uninhibited self, revealing your heart and celebrating connection and a deeper lover for yourself and others.

Date:  Saturday, February 13, 2016 Time:  2:00-4:15 p.m. Cost:   $25
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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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Freedom, Flow and Fire

Join Natalie and Margie for a delicious evening of movement, breath and meditation on the second chakra center of your body.   Move to music that will lift your spirits and and inspire your life. Date:   Friday, February 26, Time:  6:30-8:00 Price:  $15
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Breath of Bliss: Ecstatic Dance and Breathwork w/ Mary Ellen Flesher

Discover what wants to be expressed and moved through you.  This journey is a playful one.  You will tap into your curiosity through movement and breathwork to learn what your physical and energetic bodies want to communicate.  Move and release stuck energy, experience life-affirming insights and leave feeling creative, energetic and blissful. Mary Ellen Flesher is a Transformational Coach and Breathwork Facilitator with a passion for creativity, play and personal growth. Date:   Saturday, March 5, 2016 Time:  2:00-3:30 Cost:  $15
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A Feldenkrais Meets Nia Journey: The Power of the hands and Feet w/ Christy Cutler and Dana Hood

Join Feldenkrais Method Teacher Christy Cutler and Nia Black Belt Dana Hood in this 2 hour playshop focusing on the power and creativity of hand and feet movement.  Immerse in slow, deep Feldendrais movements exploring  our hands and feet as well as an energetic dance of expression, sensation and connection.      Date:  Saturday, March 12, 2016 Time:  2:00-4:15 p.m. Cost:  $25 through March 11;  $30 at the door
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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
NOTE:  The first sessions starts with the Sunday Evening Special class from 5:30-6:30 on Januray 17.  Those who sign up for the entire workshop are automatically included in the Sunday Evening class, with no extra charge. 

 Six Sessions:

1 Evening Session:   Sunday Evening:  January 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 5 Morning sessions:   Monday thru Fri. January 18-22, 7:45-8:45 a.m.

Cost $65 through January 10;    $85 after

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A Taste of Wild Hot Radiant w/ Kate Rouze & Jane Warren

There are many facets to pleasure.  In this Introduction to Wild Hot Radiant, we'll explore a few, through movement, food, conversation and feminine connection.  Walk away feeling refreshed, revived and reinvigorated.  A light lunch is included in price. Date:   Friday, November 6 Time:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost:  $45; register by Wednesday, Nov 4 Alternate days/times are available in Denver and Boulder; go to www.wildhotradiant.com
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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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