Classes/Groups

Meditation for Everyday Life

Women's 6 Week Growth Group

 This is an opportunity to land in authentic community

with other women. This space will gently facilitate coming together in a

comfortable, casual and contained group setting.

We will show up to ourselves through meditation, centering, journal work,

and creative forming, check in council style and be together in personal process.

This is a space to share in our humanity, to affirm we are not alone in

everything from our suffering to our greatest joy.

We are practicing and learning how to keep the fullness of who we are,

while in relationship to others; building a community based in

heartfelt consciousness, support for wholeness and truthful living.

This space is collaborative and open to the needs of those in it.

Feel free to get in touch with questions and interest: www.mariettaskeen.com
Room for 6 in the group.
Preregistration required.

Yin Yoga with Megan Moss Freeman

Mondays 9:30-10:30am

www.Meganmossyoga.com for more offerings!

 

Returning to Self: Yin Yoga and Meditation 4 Week Series

with Megan Moss Freeman and Marietta Skeen Mondays 5:30-8:30pm- Full.

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Meditation for Everyday Life with Marietta Skeen- FULL

6-8pm Thursday February 1, 8, 15, 22, & March 1, & 8

(Next 6 week series starts March 15th- email with interest as group fills fast)

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Do you want to learn how to meditate in an easeful, loving way? This is a way of being with yourself and others where ALL experiences are welcome. There is no requirement to sustain a
perfect body position, follow the breath, or recite a mantra. In this style of sitting, we are interested in being comfortable, being with what the mind and body naturally gravitate toward, and beginning to trust that the body-mind system actually knows what it needs.
We use memory as a practice of caring awareness. Folks are invited to recall, journal and reflect on their sittings and then, have the option to share experiences in a familiar, small group setting. This process helps to bring the meditative state into relationship and daily life. Within the 6 weeks, you will see the impact a supported practice can make in your life. It’s pretty special. This is a 6 week series meeting on Thursday evenings 6-8pm Starting October 19th till November 30th (skipping Thursday the 23rd for Thanksgiving).
Cost is $25 a session. Preregistration required.

 

PAST CLASSES AT THRIVE:

Art and Yoga for Stress Relief for Teen Girls
5:30-6:30 pm Tuesdays
For girls ages 12-18.
Come relax your mind and body. Let go of tension and anxiety through:
  • Journaling
  • drawing to music
  • breathing techniques
  • gentle stretches and yoga poses
  • final relaxation with guided imagery

 

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Lead by: Expressive art therapist and Kripalu yoga teacher Naomi Edelmen, LMHC.
Most major insurances accepted, or sliding scale offered ($15-20) Please call 413-259-5214 or email healyourbody.healyoursoul@gmail.com for more information

Stretch and Sit with Beth Fairservis

8:30-9:30am Wednesdays

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Center your week with gentle stretching and mindful stillness with Beth Fairservis. We will begin on the floor, stretching our limbs, rocking, and accessing deep breath to release tensions and make space in our bodies for stillness. This will be followed by 20 minutes of silent, sitting meditation. Bring your own cushion if you like. Chairs, blankets and pillows are available. This will be followed by 10 minutes of more stretching and or journaling about what came up for you through the silence and stillness. Donation is $10.

Meditation for Everyday Life with Marietta Skeen- FULL

6-8pm Thursdays

(Next 6 week series starts December 7th- email with interest as group fills fast)

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Do you want to learn how to meditate in an easeful, loving way? This is a way of being with yourself and others where ALL experiences are welcome. There is no requirement to sustain a
perfect body position, follow the breath, or recite a mantra. In this style of sitting, we are interested in being comfortable, being with what the mind and body naturally gravitate toward, and beginning to trust that the body-mind system actually knows what it needs.
We use memory as a practice of caring awareness. Folks are invited to recall, journal and reflect on their sittings and then, have the option to share experiences in a familiar, small group setting. This process helps to bring the meditative state into relationship and daily life. Within the 6 weeks, you will see the impact a supported practice can make in your life. It’s pretty special. This is a 6 week series meeting on Thursday evenings 6-8pm Starting October 19th till November 30th (skipping Thursday the 23rd for Thanksgiving).
Cost is $25 a session. Preregistration required.

Autumn Tai Chi with Tom Matherly

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2-3 pm Saturdays
In this class we will learn to walk through a simple tai chi set, as we learn the set we will discuss the art of chi cultivation in detail and experiment with various partner games and grounding exercises to center our energy and activate chi flow.
 $10 per class.

Poetry as Integrative Medicine with Holly Wren Spaulding /Poetry Forge

5-6pm on Mondays: See dates below

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Because we have scattered and poetry gathers pieces into wholes. Because the right words, in the right order, are medicine. Because words posses power. Because for millennia our peoples have sung, chanted and told stories in verse to make meaning, mend, grow stronger, prevail.
This workshop series is for writers and aspiring writers, as well as healers, caregivers, teachers, spiritual leaders and anyone else interested in how to integrate poetry into their personal or professional practice. Attend every session or only some.
Each session includes the presentation of a poem or poems by a featured poet, followed by open discussion and appreciation of the text, and the opportunity to generate your own language using a writing prompt. We’ll converse about the process, but offer no formal critique. Our intention is to illuminate the healing properties of poetry, and help you make your own poetic medicine.
No previous experience required.
Sliding scale: $10-30. No one turned away.
October 30: The Medicine of Nayirah Waheed
November 6: The Medicine of Warsan Shire
November 13: The Medicine of Ocean Vuong
November 20: The Medicine of Javier Zamora