Events & Workshops
Holotropic Breathwork & Shamanic Ritual
w/ Sharon Mijares
Friday, January 18, 6:15 - 9:15 pm
Cost: $45 (new price!)
This powerful process:
- Facilitates entering into non-ordinary states of consciousness
- Encourages deep healing
- Illuminates your innate capacity to transform old patterns
- Expands your world as you explore other realms.
- Impacts mind, body, and spirit.
Each rapid-breathing session lasts over two hours.
The session ends with a shamanic healing cleansing ritual.
What is needed:
- Willingness to breathe deeply and to enter non-ordinary states
- Bring a sleeping bag or very thick pad to lie on (yoga mats are not thick enough)
- Pillow so head is comfortable for long sessions
- Elastic band soft eye pad (similar to those they give on long-distance airplanes)
Note: The ending time will vary depending on the number of people attending.
Facilitated by: Dr. Sharon G. Mijares, certified Breathworker, licensed psychologist, Qi Gung instructor, and author of The Revelation of the Breath: A Tribute to Its Wisdom, Power and Beauty.
Goddess Energy w/ Lynda Aiman-Smith
Noon – 1:00 pm
January 5, 12, 19, and 26
In this four-class series in which we will celebrate the Divine Feminine by moving our bodies, telling stories, making use of healing sound . . . and more. A perfect way to make your weekend special, and empowered!
In these hour-long, drop-in classes, Lynda Aiman-Smith will facilitate our integration of sound and movement, using her years of experience of celebrating the Divine Feminine. Both men and women can benefit from Goddess Energy!
Attend one, some, or all four classes in the series.
Wheel of the Year
with Lynda Aiman-Smith
Saturday, January 26, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
The Wheel of the Year is the celebration of the solar holidays (the two equinoxes and two solstices) and the four "cross-quarter" holidays. Join Lynda as we trace the wheel of the year, and discuss these holidays - they are based in earth-centered spiritual traditions. This fun, two-hour workshop will cover some history, varying traditions, and some celebratory themes and activities. Donations appreciated.
Imbolc Cross by Theresa Knott, Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license
Celebration of Imbolc, Candlemas, Brigid's Day
with Lynda Aiman-Smith and Joni Kay Rose
Saturday, February 2, noon – 1:30 pm
Join Joni and Lynda as we cover the history of Imbolc, of Brigid, and ceremonies to honor her. The event will include singing, dancing, some traditional Celtic prayers, and individual or small group exercises to discern the spiritual path of the year. Imbolc is traditionally the holiday where initiations and promises take place. Join us for an event to learn and discern!
All ages, all abilities, all health levels can participate. If a person can get into the space of the Lotus Center, all will be welcome. There will be teaching/learning taking place about the holiday, and likely a guided meditation or individual/small group exercise about initiation and promising. We will include movement, voice, and use of percussion. Raising energy with voice and percussion will definitely be a part of the workshop/event.
Cost: By donation.
365 Tiny Love Challenges w/ Jeff Goin
Tuesday Evening Meditation Series
Beginning January 8, 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Love. Happiness. Connection.
We're all looking for more in our lives. And though we have numerous ways to ways to connect with people, the hectic barrage of social media and technology often leaves us feeling less connected, less joyful, and less loved. Through our upcoming Tuesday night series, we aim to change this.
365 Tiny Love Challenges presents simple, creative, and fun challenges that guide us into a daily practice of bringing greater love into the world, whether toward ourselves, our friends, loved ones, or even strangers. The book puts forth a different theme for each month, such as,
— Honesty and Trust
— Acceptance and Nonjudgement
— Releasing Comparisons and Competition
The theme for the month of January is "Kindness and Thoughtfulness"
And the book then offers daily "challenges," one for each day of the year. Examples of these challenges are:
— Smile and say "good morning" to everyone you encounter, to start everyone's day with positive energy.
— Schedule something in your day that will make you laugh or smile.
— Call or email you oldest friend, just to let them know that you're thinking of them.
— Set aside a jar that you fill with loose change and eventually donate to a cause or charity you care about.
By attending these classes and using the book throughout the year, completing one simple act a day, we will learn to develop closer bonds in relationships, let go of anger and bitterness, better understand ourselves and our loved ones, and turn strangers into friends.
Each class is self-contained . . . attend one, some, or all of the classes in the series. No prior meditation experience is necessary . . . everyone is welcome! Donations are appreciated.