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Nourishing Roots: A Course in Conscious Eating | First Class Dec. 5th

 Nourishing Roots: A Course in Conscious Eating

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At the root of good health is a balanced mind and healing diet. When we learn to eat mindfully with awareness of the seasons, how certain foods impact or unique physiology, what, when and how to eat for optimal digestion and nutrient absorption, food can become a meditation. It can be part of our spiritual path rather than a task to rush through on our way to the next item on the list. Food can become medicine to help us heal mind and body rather than a recreational drug that leaves us with feelings of guilt.
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In this 5-part series, participants will develop a deeper mindful eating practice through exploring their own unique physiology, learning about nutrition from an ancient perspective combined with modern science, and gaining new tools to help them respond to stress in healthier ways. While mindful eating can help us reduce stress, learning to relax and let go helps us make more mindful choices.
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Each class will be 90 minutes long and will focus on a different aspect of mindful eating.
Classes can be taken individually or as a series.
Cost includes books and other materials.
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Click on the class names below to register for each class!
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Class #1: Mindful Eating for Happy, Healthy Holidays

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Are you already filled with a mix of happy anticipation and dread when you think about the holidays?
The holiday season can be exhausting as we rush from one activity to the next, caught up in a whirlwind of parties, feasts and shopping. If you are like many people, you’ve already resigned yourself to the fact that you will “fail” when it comes to staying on a healthy path and resolve to make up for it after the New Year. This way of thinking sets us up to failure. Don’t wait until the New Year to start taking care of yourself. Start by learning how to incorporate healing foods and meditative techniques to feel healthy and vibrant throughout the holiday period without feeling deprived.
In this class, you will learn tips and tricks to survive and thrive during the holiday period, including techniques for to help you calm your nervous system throughout the day, avoid overeating, and replace unhealthy, unconscious choices with healthier ones. Healthy holiday recipes and handouts provided.
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Personal Investment: $35 per class/$150 for entire 5 class series. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP.
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Class #2: Light the Fire Within

January 30th
6-7:30pm
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Winter evokes images of snow-covered tree branches and rooftops, crackling fires and steaming cups of hot chocolate. It is also a great time to go within, to reflect, and to learn: a period of gestation that will bear fruit in the spring. It is when our digestion is strongest and therefore most able to handle the heavier foods of winter that keep us warm and give us energy.
In this class, students will learn about how to ensure a strong “digestive fire,” which is necessary for good health, go within to discover what truly motivates them, and explore potential sources of food cravings.
By reflecting on the previous year’s challenges, understanding how to strengthen digestion, and knowing what truly motivates us, we are less likely to veer off of the path of good health.
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Cost: $35. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Class includes handouts and recipes
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Nourishing Roots: #3 Detox Your Mind & Body

March 20th
6-7:30pm
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If we live according to the seasons, we naturally drop winter weight during the spring. Spring is a time of cleansing and renewal.
In this class, students will learn about the body’s detoxification processes and how to optimize these pathways by cleansing with whole foods and herbs. We will learn how to keep a food-mood journal and engage in activities that allow us to practice letting go of detrimental emotions while increasing mental clarity and focus.
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Cost: $35. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Class includes handouts and recipes.
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Nourishing Roots: #4 Stay Cool & Rejuvenate

May 29th
6-7:30pm
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Summer is a time to get our much-needed supply of vitamin D, spend time in nature, and eat fresh fruits and veggies from the Farmer’s market. It’s also a time that we can become overheated and depleted. In fact, many people gain weight during the summer because they are eating the wrong foods and engaging in the wrong kinds of activities for the season.
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In this class, we will learn about cooling foods, how to use this time to restore mind and body, and connect more deeply to nature by deepening our understanding of where our food comes from.
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Cost: $35. Class includes handouts and recipes.
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Nourishing Roots: #5 Ground & Strengthen

September 18th
6-7:30pm
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Fall is the favorite season of many. Its vivid colors and crisp cool air are a welcome respite from summer’s heat as we enjoy bonfires and hot apple cider. It is a time to be grateful for the harvest and nature’s bounty. Weather can be unpredictable, fluctuating between mellow warmth and windy cold as nature transitions from summer to winter.
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Our bodies can have a difficult time adapting to these rapid fluctuations, which is why this time can also leave us feeling weak and depleted.
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During this class, we will explore ways to stay calm, centered and grounded, and eat foods that help strengthen us as our bodies prepare for winter.
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Cost: $35. Class size is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Class includes handouts and recipes.
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About the Facilitator : Jennifer Malins

Jennifer Malins is a life-long teacher, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, and licensed HeartMath® Coach. She is also the author of Soul Destination: 8 Paths to Balance, Consciousness, Inspiration and Freedom. Her practice, Taproot Integrative Health™, focuses on the roots of illness rather than just the symptoms. As an Integrative Nutritionist and Lifestyle Coach, Jennifer works with people 1-1 from all over the world via phone. She also works with people locally in small groups and in workshop settings to guide them on their journey to healing.

Palmistry 101 with Yale Bowman

Palmistry 101 is an introductory level class covering the basic structure and methods used for reading palms.

Participants will learn to identify the major and minor lines of the hands, analyze hand structures and finger lengths, familiarize themselves with interpreting the fingerprint patterns, and will be taught how to give an accurate palm reading using these techniques.

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Join Yale Bowman as we combine the left and right brains, using the science of palmistry and our own intuitions to give astoundingly accurate palm readings.

Hands-outs will be provided for each attendee.  Each participant will receive a palm reading during the class.

Sunday, November 26th

1-3pm

Personal Investment: $35

Click HERE to register.

The Art of Sacred Relationship & The Yoga of Intimacy | Nov. 17th, 18th,19th

Coming to The Playful Soul for the first time ever…

International Teachers on Spiritual Intimacy, Londin Angel Winters & Justin Patrick Pierce

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“Learn how to attract and deepen intimacy through the embodiment of ancient intimate yogic practices. We work in the subtle-body realms, rewiring how we approach loving to create passion, unguarded union, and deep fulfillment through the full embrace of our authentic selves.”

 

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.An evening talk with Londin and Justin on the Art of Sacred Relationship

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November 17th

7-10pm

Open to both men and women.

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In this evening talk, Londin & Justin invite you to explore…

  • How Does Relationship Become Something Sacred?
  • Bringing Ancient Spiritual Practices to Modern Day Relationship
  • Why Your Relationship Should Be Thought of As a Yoga
  • Openness vs. Closure
  • How Do We Open When It Hurts? What Happens When We Don’t?
  • Polarity: Consciousness & Love’s Light
  • The Age of Alpha & Omega: Conscious Women & Heart-Centered Men
  • The Three Ways You Are Always Relating To Your Partner
  • Growing Spiritually as Lovers, Partners and Best Friends
  • The Art of Energetic Agility
  • Partnership and Friendship is Nice, But… What Happens When Intimacy Is Gone?
  • How to Make Sparks Fly
  • Serving Your Partner in Intimacy Is Serving Them In Spiritual Growth
  • What Women Really Want from Their Lover
  • What Men Really Want from Their Lover
  • Living a Life of Devotion to Other

Londin and Justin will be setting aside plenty of time for Q&A and offer the opportunity to work with audience members one-on-one. There will be an optional mixer after the talk for you to mingle with Justin and Londin.

Tickets: $30, $20 if you join the Sacred Existence Facebook Page

Link for tickets

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2 Day Women’s Only Yoga of Intimacy Intensive

November 18th & 19th

10am-6pm

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The Principle of Polarity: Opposites Attract
  • The Age of Alpha & Omega
  • How to Navigate Women Sharing Power with Men, Men Sharing Love with Women
  • Applying Sacred Practice to the Modern Relationship
  • Polarity Isn’t Special, and That’s a Good Thing
  • How to Turn On Your Partner from 0-60 in 90-Seconds
  • How to Turn the Toughest Moments of Relationship Into the Most Intimate
  • How to Ignite Passion Anytime You Want, No Matter How Many Years You’ve Been Together
  • The Three Ways of Relating (Once You Understand This, You Will Be Set Free)

Whether single or in relationship and desiring deeper connection, we teach the basics of what it is to create passion with another and sustain it over a lifetime.

As a bonus gift to those attending the intensive, there will be a FREE 2 hour deep-dive guided meditation on Saturday, November 18th from 8-10pm.

Link for Yoga of Intimacy Intensive

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Check out these beautiful local testimonials from Dr. Melissa Laborsky and Allison Harris on working with Londin Angel Winters!

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Londin Angel Winters & Justin Patrick Pierce
Teachers of Love & Sacred Relationship

Londin and Justin are intimate partners, business partners, and co-teachers of an experience they call theYoga of Intimacy. Each with a professional background in exercise science, and trained in the esoteric art of spiritual intimacy, Londin and Justin offer a unique perspective that unites the science of the body with the mindfulness of deep, spiritual practice. They facilitate workshops and teach clients from around the world in the art of spiritual intimacy. Their mission is to help each and every person to realize their deepest purpose and claim a life of unbounded love.

 

 

 

Crystal Trunk Show! Nov. 25th 11-3pm

Join Crystalologist, and Energetic Crystal Healer, Lynn Tisza as she hosts a Crystal Open House!

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November 25th 11-3pm
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Lynn’s passion and experience with minerals has been growing for over 20 years. She loves sharing crystal experiences, teaching people about crystals, and helping people select crystals that are best for their highest energy.

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Every crystal available from Lynn has been hand selected
for its energy, healing properties, and beauty.
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Come by and see an additional selection of crystals, unique for this day only at The Playful Soul!
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This is a free event!

Crystal Clarity- Crystals 102 | Dec. 9th

This is a workshop made for crystal lovers!

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This workshop will help you understand all of the various uses for crystals!
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In this workshop you will gain insight into crystals: 
  • Why to have them in your life
  • How to select crystals to benefit your wellbeing
  • Why and how we use crystals
  • How to properly care for your crystals and fossils
Attend the entire class and receive a “crystal must-have” gift package (a $35 value).
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Personal Investment: $45 (includes crystal gift package)
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About the Facilitator
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Lynn Tisza has been engaged with crystals, fossils, and mineral specimens for over 20 years. Lynns sees crystals as powerful tools to support us mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Yoga in American Sign Language with Devi

November 15th 5-6pm
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Personal Investment: $11
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Jen “Devi” Harbaugh teaches this hatha yoga course in American Sign Language (ASL) which focuses on breathing exercises and asanas.
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Click HERE to register for class today!
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About Jen “Devi”
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Devi is a native Marylander becoming a Hoosier. She lives in Indianapolis and works at Indiana School for the Deaf as a high school English teacher. Devi was introduced to yoga in college and has since never looked back. She felt inspired by her experience at the ASL yoga retreat (2015) hosted by Deaf Yoga Foundation, so she decided to attend the Teacher Training Course at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in New York the following year (2016).
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Devi’s next goal in order to enhance her spiritual practice and her journey is Advanced Teacher Training and to become certified in teaching yoga to Deaf children. Devi is known for her love of yoga, cats, and crocheting.

Qoya Dance Classes with Susan Cotter

Join Susan Cotter, Shamanic Healer, for Qoya classes at The Playful Soul.

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Sunday Nights from 6-7:30pm

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Through movement, we remember.
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Qoya is an invigorating, empowering, and mindful movement class that aims to help you heal and rediscover your feminine power through personal expression.
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There are no levels and no wrong ways to do Qoya.
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Women only. Please wear comfy clothes to move around in. Extra yoga mats available.
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Qoya Schedule

November:  26th

December: 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Please click on the date to register for that day’s class!
*There will be no class held Nov. 19th**
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Personal Investment: $15

AcroYoga | Nov. 10th | 6:30-8:30pm

AcroYoga Connection Night!

Every second Friday of the month from 6:30-8PM at The Playful Soul.  Bring a friend, bring yourself!

The price is $15 for individuals and $25 a pair.

Call head or walk right in, to reserve your spot go to www.theplayfulsoul.com/events to register today.

Friday September 8th — Partners Acro Yoga lead with Ron Hopkins and Kimberly Hopkins-Hart. Second Friday of Every Month.

Acro Yoga blends the flexibility, mindfulness, and kindness of yoga with the dynamic strength and power of acrobatics. This workshop will allow you to experience your practice with a whole new relationship to gravity, trust and strength. Our acro yoga will also inspire growth in your practice of open, direct, and compassionate verbal communication as you are being led through fun and challenging poses with a partner. You will definitely have fun exploring the fundamentals of L-base Acro Yoga. Throughout, attention will be given to safety and also to cultivating a playful sense of humor! Absolutely no Acrobatic experience necessary and no partner is needed at sign-up. Please make sure to avoid wearing lotion or slick/slippery clothing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirit Painting | Dec. 2nd | 6-9pm

Join us here at The Playful Soul every Full Moon for a creative night of fun and art!

We provide the supplies: Canvas, brushes, paints, sips and nibbles!

Join Kristin Okeley in a small meditation beforehand, and come prepared to express your creative Full Moon energies! If you have any art supplies you wish to bring and share, please do! 

All paintings will be hung in the gallery room for sale, and all proceeds from sales go directly to helping the community!

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Full Moon Spirit Painting Nights & Times:

December 2nd | 6-9pm

Personal Investment: Free!thumbnail_img956693

Men’s Forum | Meets Thursday’s from 5:30-7:00pm

Men’s Forum  meets every Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
This discussion group is a free-form talk, topics include current events, spirituality, the community, and much more!
Donations are welcomed!

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