Calendar

Jul
18
Thu
(MPR) Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® Practice with A. Ifátólú Gardner
Jul 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

 Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® practice.

In each class, Ifátólú verbally guides you through a series of slow, gentle and integrated movements of the Feldenkrais® method. Calling upon your body’s capacities of neuroplasticity, each Feldenkrais® lesson helps you (a) more consciously & joyously inhabit your bodily self, (b) experience greater freedom & ease in your everyday movements, and (c) have more options (a wider range of possibilities) when engaging in any learning activity.

Through the Feldenkrais® method, movement becomes a practice of healing and joyous self-discovery — come experience it for yourself! Everyone is welcome!
A. Ifátólú Gardner, MD, MPH, Ph.D. is a healer, scholar, educator, & Indigenous spiritual elder (Iyánífá). She is also a dancer, yogini, & Feldenkrais ® practitioner and has experience teaching various somatic practices, including the Dunham technique, Qi Gong, Yoga, and the Feldenkrais® method.

Discovering the Feldenkrais® method after a rupture in her health in 2007, Ifátólú
enjoyed the lyricism of the movements, and immediately noticed greater ease in her
everyday movement and a wondrously renewed sense of her body as a source of joy. She was hooked! Entering the FRTI Berkeley professional Feldenkrais® training program in 2009, Ifátólú was certified – and began – teaching Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® classes in 2011.
All of Ifátólú’s work is an expression of her deep appreciation, & ongoing exploration, of the healing and transformative powers of somatic practices and of ancient indigenous wisdom traditions.

Classes are performed lying, sitting, &/or standing. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

 

(SGR) Chair Yoga with Vicky Griffin
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

vicky_chair_yogaThis class offers a gentle sequence of seated poses, guided relaxation, breathing practices and meditation.

For women with cancer and their supporters.

Registration required.

African American Women With Cancer Support Group (Richmond)
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Support group for African American Women with Cancer (Sister to Sister)

Support groups are free of charge

Please call 510-420-7900 for information or sign up.

Please no drop ins. Pre-registration is required for all groups

Jul
19
Fri
(All of WCRC) Art Opening: Self-Care in Challenging Times, A WCRC Client Art Show
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art Opening: Self-Care in Challenging Times, A WCRC Client Art Show

Art Opening Reception
Friday, July 19 :: 6 to 8:00 pm
2908 Ellsworth Street in Berkeley
Music and light refreshments.

Show runs from July 19 – September 13, 2019

Regular Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm

Everyone welcome. Registration is appreciated.

Jul
20
Sat
(MPR) ABC Soul Line Dance with Ifasina T.L. Clear
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

ABC Soul Line Dance class, with instructor Ifasina T. L. Clear, centers people of size and people with disabilities to encourage movement and joyful body engagement. The class has seated modifications and other modifications for varying ranges of motion to dance and move together in one space.

www.clear-understandings.com.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(MPR) Goddess Necklace Workshop with Terri Keith
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the Goddess in You!

Join us for a 3-part workshop celebrating the Goddess in you.

We will be making beaded goddess necklaces with charms and specially – chosen beads. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring any you would like to add, plus jewelry tools if you have them. You may attend one, two or all three workshops.

Terri Keith is one of our beloved administrative volunteers who has graciously offered to share her passion for beading.  If you are experiencing some manual dexterity concerns there will be a volunteer at the workshop to help you with your beading.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.

(SGR) Writing for Wellness with Elana Dykewomon
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We will focus on using all of our senses for healing, community-building and creativity. We’ll go deep and wide, explore and share in a safe space. For women with cancer and other chronic/acute illnesses. All experience levels welcome!

Elana Dykewomon has published seven books of fiction and poetry, taught writing at SF State and gives private memoir and fiction classes.

Registration required.

Jul
22
Mon
(SGR) Mindful Tapping Meditation with Melbra Watts
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Are you trying to reduce your stress? Consider tapping it out! Participants will learn an easy tapping sequence of acupressure points and be guided in tapping through layers of stress and into greater health and wellbeing. For women who have/had cancer and those women who are cancer care supporters!

Melbra Watts is an energy medicine health coach she provides coaching and training in wellness and holistic development to individuals and groups to help reduce stress, improve performance and lower healthcare costs. Everyone welcome. Registration is required for each individual class date.

(MPR) Board Meeting
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
23
Tue
(MPR) Gentle Hatha Yoga with Vanessa Doherty
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hatha Yoga is a gentle, traditional practice that encompasses breathing techniques, meditation and mindful movement. While stretching and strengthening the body, it can reduce stress and increase energy flow.

A yogi since 1994, Vanessa Doherty began teaching yoga in 2010. Certified in the traditional practice of Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Reiki.

Everyone welcome. Registration required.