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August 2018

Refuge Recovery from Addiction (FREE)

Thursday, August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our…

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Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, August 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Please join us on Sunday mornings at our drop-in meditation group in Vienna.  Our intention is to provide a relaxed place for you to come learn or practice Vipassana meditation with a group of like-minded individuals.  Class will typically consist of appx. 30 minutes of guided sitting meditation, followed by a dharma talk, and Q&A.  Chairs are provided; feel free to bring your own cushion. There is no need to Rsvp; just come as you are able! Beginners and advanced…

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Intro to The (S)Hero’s Journey

Saturday, August 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$49

"Where you stumble, there lies your treasure." This quote by Joseph Campbell, whose work brought us The Hero's Journey metaphor, tells us that our darkest moments often happen directly before transformation occurs. In this workshop you will: -Explore the Call to Adventure that we each face: What are you here to do with this one life you've been given? -Learn how to apply the three acts of the Hero's Journey metaphor to your own experience. -Write in a Hero's Journey…

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Vienna Community Sing! (FREE)

Sunday, August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

In Zimbabwe it is said "If you can walk you can dance, and if you can talk you can sing."   A "community sing" is about ordinary people joining their friends and neighbors in a public place to sing, just for the fun of it. At each meeting, participants learn song parts by listening and singing back, not by reading music. By the end, there's often a beautiful three part harmony that emerges. This gathering is a multi-generational, bring-the-family* kind…

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(Free) Knit Night!

Tuesday, August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

The Insight Shop will be open one night a month for a fun Knit Night! Gather in the living room with other local fiber lovers to knit whatever's on your needles, chat about all things fiber, and get to know each other. It's a free gathering and all levels are welcome! Crocheters and spinners are also more than welcome. It's fun to see what everyone is working on! Knit Nights are hosted by our Fiber Arts teachers. This is not…

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September 2018

(FREE) Salon: Your Motherhood Narrative

Friday, September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

Join Kristy Rodriguez of Pure Nurture and Rachel Nusbaum of Orchid Story for a story-sharing evening, with the intention of creating connection surrounding the journey of motherhood. Free of advice-giving and how-to’s, we invite moms to contribute lessons of self-discovery and to celebrate our varied experiences. We’ll provide prompts and share ideas of how you might document your unique story. Salon Series events are FREE, but you must reserve your space by registering below. Donations are accepted to defray the…

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HypnoBirthing®: The Mongan Method

Monday, September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, October 8, 2018

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$397

The HypnoBirthing® Childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. The 5-week HypnoBirthing® course teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art, and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant, thus lessening or eliminating discomfort and the need for medication. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when…

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Learn to Quilt

Saturday, September 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
$79

Quilt-making is not just about Grandma-made bedspreads anymore! (Though I do cherish mine...) Indeed, quilting is having quite a resurgence lately, with groups springing up all over the place for millennials wanting to reconnect with this "vintage" art form. Whatever your inspiration is, we're incredibly lucky to have Lesly-Claire Greenberg, one of the best quilting artists in the country, right here at The Shop as our artist-in-residence. Though most of Lesly-Claire's classes are for master quilters, she's excited to be…

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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free 5 spots left

With a thriving presence in Europe, The Death Café movement is spreading through the US. What is this, you ask? It’s pretty simple…  At a Death Café, people of all stripes gather to drink coffee and tea, eat snacks and cake, and share thoughts and feelings about death. There is no set agenda, and the discussion might range from the philosophical (death rituals around the world, what happens after we die?) to the practical (end-of-life care, funeral preferences, etc.) and…

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Mindfulness for 6th Graders (Six-week series)

Monday, September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, October 29, 2018

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
$175

As students enter higher grades, academic and social pressures increase dramatically.  In this 6-week course, students are invited to explore mindfulness and build their own life skills “tool kits” that can help them thrive and navigate life’s challenges most effectively.  Classes are set in a warm and supportive environment, and each includes: Introduction of new topics and skills Time to practice the new skills and discuss or reflect on their experiences Engaging activities, including mindful movement Mindfulness challenges to try…

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