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November 2018

Navigating Change: Designing Your Future

Wednesday, November 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$39

Are you working at a job for the paycheck/benefits/401K match? Getting ready to retire and wondering what you’ll do with this part of your life? Are you about to be an “empty-nester” and the thought both excites and scares you? Do you wish you had a personal relationship that was authentic and fun? Did you plan on exercising and eating right at the start of 2018 and things have not worked out like you hoped? Would you love to have…

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Songwriting Weekend Workshop w/ Robbie Schaefer

Friday, November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 12:00pm

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$289

Whether you’re a seasoned songwriter stuck in a rut, a bedroom poet searching for a new home for your words, or a lifelong accountant feeling the urge to try something new and (a bit) scary, Robbie Schaefer will help you (re)discover your most authentic voice and introduce you to a few nifty tools and strategies along the way. Over the course of the weekend workshop, Robbie will break down the writing process of his own songs, lead the group through creativity…

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Forest Bathing: Experience Nature and Renewal

Saturday, November 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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10/27, 11/10, and 11/17
Meadowlark Botanical Garden, 9750 Meadowlark Botanical Court
Vienna, VA 22182
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$35 – $90

Forest Bathing, also known as Shinrin Yoku or forest therapy, is a fast-growing discipline designed to nurture relaxation, improve cognition and stimulate well-being and connection through the therapeutic power of nature. Spending time in the forest is proven to reduce stress, boost our immune systems, and speed healing. Immersed in the inspiring beauty of the forest, you’ll be guided using modern and ancient nature connection practices designed to quiet the mind, focus the senses and soothe the spirit for whole-being health, wellness and connection. You may register for sessions individually for $35, or for all three for…

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Vienna Community Sing! (FREE)

Sunday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

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

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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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December 2018

“Death Tour” Series (Behind the Scenes Tour)

Saturday, December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 3:00pm

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$20 – $60

Thankfully, the cultural taboos around talking about death and other end-of-life topics seems to be shifting. More Americans are openly discussing the medical, spiritual and financial aspects of death, as evidenced by several New York Times bestsellers on the topic, and the fact that or Death Cafe series always "sells out." It's out of this rising tide of curiosity that The Insight Shop is happy to bring you the Death Tour! We're assembling a variety of experts in various fields…

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Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Sunday, December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$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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Refuge Recovery from Addiction (FREE)

Thursday, December 13 @ 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, VA 22180 United 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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December “Quilt-In” with Lesly-Claire (Two Days)

Saturday, December 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00am

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$110

Spend two consecutive days sewing, with expert help. 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. Also a chance to get those last-minute holiday projects complete! Sewing machine optional. Table space provided. Limited to 8 students. Bring a bag lunch or visit one of the great restaurants with in walking distance.

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Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, December 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am 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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Holiday Sing-Along on The Town Green!

Sunday, December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Town Green – Vienna, 144 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, 22180 United States
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The Holiday Sing-Along on the Vienna Town Green is BACK! Bundle up and join us on Sunday, December 16th from 5-6pm, as we gather as a community and get in the spirit! The Insight Shop, and our awesome cadre of volunteers, are proud to host this event. Bring the whole family! Our group of singers will lead us in holiday standards from various traditions, and send us off with a special song of Peace on Earth. If you want to be…

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