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March 2019

At Home in the Muddy Water: Daylong Meditation Retreat

Saturday, March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Emmaus United Church of Christ, 900 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180
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$55 – $75

May we exist like the lotus, at home in the muddy water. Thus we bow to life as it is.   ~Zen Proverb   The theme for this daylong silent retreat is an invitation to let go - of striving, doing, achieving, looking good, pleasing others, changing the world... We'll take a big exhale together, and learn what it means to rest in the ever-flowing river of life, just "as it is."  This is an ideal event for both beginner…

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Beekeeping for Beginners: 2-Part Class

Saturday, March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$97

This fun and comprehensive workshop is perfect for anyone curious about beekeeping, and will provide valuable information for those serious about getting started. Part 1 is in the classroom (February 23rd OR March 23rd): Before you dive headfirst into beekeeping, there are many things you need to know! Expert beekeepers Steven and James will teach you about basic bee biology and behavior, and the skills and equipment needed to establish, maintain and protect a honey bee colony in your own backyard.…

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Zentangle Art: Beyond Basics

Saturday, March 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$59

You've taken a basic Zentangle workshop and are now a whiz at drawing tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, and orbs. What's next? In this workshop, Michelle will show you how to take your tangles to the next level, turning your tangle patterns into three-dimensional Escher-style drawings. All necessary supplies are provided in this workshop, but feel free to bring any of your own favorite materials.

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LEAP Workshop: For Family Members of People with Mental Illness

Saturday, March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$25

The LEAP workshop is for family members of people with serious mental illness. You will learn the seven communication tools covered in Dr. Xavier Amador's book, I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help. These tools are helpful in eliciting the cooperation of people with mental illness. The workshop involves didactic and experiential components. It will be recorded but not shared publicly. No previous experience is necessary for this training, but familiarity with Dr. Amador's book will be helpful for…

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April 2019

Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$75 – $85

Spotlight on You! is your opportunity to take that great, true story you have, and turn it into something captivating – whether it’s for an audience of one, or one-thousand.  In this half-day workshop, you’ll hone some of the skills unique to live storytelling: the structure and arc of an oral story, building strong characters, and how to win the audience over. For storytellers of all levels. Just come with an idea for a story and you’ll leave with a…

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Intuitive Painting (4-week class)

Friday, April 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 3, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$135 – $150

Intuitive painting is a form of mindfulness practice that encourages you to step beyond the world of words and intellect into the deep wisdom of your heart. Rather than being an “art class” focused on technique and product, this is an experience of welcoming anything that shows up. In this way, Intuitive Painting is an art-making class that invites you to be alive in your senses and aware of the amazing stream of emotions and thoughts that flow through you…

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Spring Quilting Retreat (3 Days)

Monday, April 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$125 – $135

Spend three consecutive days sewing, with expert help from master quilter Lesly-Claire Greenberg. Join like-minded quilters. Make new friends. See your quilt progress toward completion. This is an opportunity to spend quality time sewing on your quilt projects already in process, or begin something new. Sewing machine optional. Table space provided. Class size is limited. Bring a bag lunch or visit one of the great restaurants with in walking distance. Early-Bird discount end on Monday, March 25th.

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May 2019

Find Your Voice, Live Your Truth

Saturday, May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$49 – $59

“Listen to your own Voice, Your own Soul. Too many people listen to the Noise of the World instead of themselves.”     ‐Leon Brown   Have you ever wondered what impact the sound of your voice has on your life? We have only seven seconds to make a first impression‐do you know what yours will be? How you are perceived by others can affect your personal relationships, your professional advancement, and every daily interaction. When you know how to use…

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Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, May 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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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June 2019

Growing Resilience: Mindfulness & Body Awareness for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Sunday, June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$345

This 6-week class series is designed to bring the benefits of mindfulness and body connection to people with Parkinson's, and empower them towards greater inner resilience, well-being and quality of life. We combine strategies and techniques drawn from the clinically studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program with therapeutic yoga practices. All elements improve breath, movement, and body awareness, while reducing body tension and addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety often experienced by people with Parkinson’s. Participants will receive follow-up support for each…

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