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The Insight Shop

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114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
703-638-0004 www.insightshopva.com

January 2019

Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, January 20 @ 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,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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Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers (6-Week Series)

Tuesday, January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$169 – $189

Kids have an enormous amount of pressure and competing demands on their time, which can leave them feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. This 6-week series helps middle schoolers develop life skills to reduce stress, manage emotions and increase focus and attention, so they can thrive and have a better sense of overall well-being. Each session includes discussion, activities, and opportunities to practice mindfulness skills in a small-group setting. “Research has proven that mindfulness training integrates the brain and strengthens the…

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Mindfulness for 4th & 5th Graders (6-Week Class)

Tuesday, January 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$159 – $179

We know that our kids are facing challenges we never encountered as youth:  social media, excessive screen time and a dependence on devices to name just a few. Mindfulness - bringing curious attention to what's happening right in front of us - is a life skill that can be practiced and honed, and that studies show leads to a more balanced and healthy life. And the earlier in life these practices are introduced, the better! The specific exercises taught in…

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Tuesday Meditation and Discussion Group (Drop-In)

Tuesday, January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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This weekly group provides you with three important supports for thriving in this crazy world: Regular time for formal meditation and reflection A community of like-minded people, who might also challenge you to expand your horizons a bit An opportunity to ask important questions, and participate in shared dialogue with others These sessions will be facilitated by Trisha Stotler, who is a senior teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and is fluent in contemplative practices from many different…

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Memoir: The Art of Writing Your Story (6-Week Class)

Wednesday, January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$149

Write what should not be forgotten.  ~ Isabel Allende Studies show that recording our true life stories brings a greater sense of meaning to our lives, can improve memory and foster a deep satisfaction for a life well-lived. This 6-week writing class brings people together to capture their stories, either for their own use, or to be shared with family members and loved ones. In a relaxed and comfortable setting, you'll discover the power of the written word to make…

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Mindfulness for 6th Graders (Six-Week Series)

Wednesday, January 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$169 – $189

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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From Struggle to Strength: Rewriting Your Story (5-Week Class)

Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$179 – $197

Have you struggled through and endured a life-changing experience? Your story is your strength! In this writing class, you will learn how to hone your "narrative identity" - a science backed way to process and interpret your challenging experiences to create positive shifts in well-being. You’ll learn how reframing this story can transform your perspective to one of empowerment and growth. Each week you will get lessons, tools and resources. This class is for women only. By the end of the five…

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Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) 8-Week Class

Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free – $395

Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT) is an eight-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The CCT protocol was developed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers. Why Cultivate Compassion? Cultivating compassion goes beyond feeling more empathy and concern for others. It…

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Intuitive Painting (Four Week Series)

Friday, January 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 15, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United 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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(FREE) Movie Night: A Will for the Woods

Saturday, January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma. The spirited Clark and his partner Jane, boldly facing his mortality, embrace the planning of a spiritually meaningful funeral and join with a compassionate local cemetarian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. With poignancy and…

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Girls’ Voices Writing Class (6-Week Class for 4th-6th Graders)

Sunday, January 27 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:45pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$149 – $169

We believe it's so important for girls to have a safe space to work on expressing themselves verbally and in writing that we created a writing class just for them. We use a combination of mindfulness and creative writing to find our unique writing voices. Participants are free to write whatever they want--stories, poems, journal entries, and so forth—but are always given prompts to help them find something to write about if they need inspiration. We will write in class…

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Writing as Craft (8-Week Classes for 7th-9th Grade Girls)

Sunday, January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$179 – $199

For girls in 7th-9th grades             For the budding young writer who wants to hone her craft...  Writing as Craft is an 8-week class that features longer free-writing time, specific discussions each week about different aspects of the writing process, and longer time working in small groups. Writers who create and share work electronically are more than welcome. Goals for Writing as Craft include: To gain knowledge of the writing process To further understand and…

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Monday Sew Days!

Monday, January 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:00am

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$50 – $125

One day of sewing fun with expert help to answer any and all your questions about your special project. Learn from others as everyone works through their decisions and technical issues. Students should be self directed and able to work on their own. This workshop is led by Lesly-Claire Greenberg, award-winning quilter and fiber arts guru. She'll circulate among class members to offer assistance on places where you're stuck or could use a creative consultation! January 28th March 25th May…

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February 2019

Teen Retreat: Less Stress, More Happy

Saturday, February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$59

We get it – being a kid today is different in so many ways from previous generations. So much so, that when teen says “You just don’t understand!” it’s really possible that they’re right. But while things like technology and the ways we communicate  have changed, the most fundamental elements of happiness have stayed the same. What if true happiness in life had little to do with GPA, popularity, and proficiency at sports and music, and a LOT to do with…

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Zentangle Basics: Art Workshop

Saturday, February 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$49

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called "tangles."  You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, and orbs. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called "tiles," which can assembled into mosaics. Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned, so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. You don't need to know what a tangle is going to look like…

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End-of-Life Resources Panel with Q&A (FREE)

Sunday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

Has your own mortality been on your mind recently? Do you know what resources are available to guide you when thinking about your own mortality? How can you help family or friends nearing end of life? Have you witnessed a death that didn’t go the way you thought it should have? Is it hard to talk to family and friends about death and dying?   If you can relate to these questions, please join Transition with Tranquility for this information…

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(FREE) Community Sing!

Sunday, February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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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Mindfulness for Parents of Young Children (6-Week Class)

Wednesday, February 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$149 – $169

Parenting children under the age of 6 is one of the most crazy-making phases of adult life. In a single day you might experience extremes of love, anger, silliness, connection, loneliness... One mom of a one year-old said: How is it possible to feel so bored, and so overwhelmed at the same time? We get it, and while this phase of life is precious and fleeting, it's also a perfect opportunity to build a foundation of tools and practices that…

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Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United 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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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free 7 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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Intuitive Painting (Four Week Class)

Friday, February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, March 15, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United 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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Beekeeping for Beginners: 2-Part Class

Saturday, February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 12:00pm

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United 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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Writing Your Spiritual Memoir (5-Week Class)

Wednesday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$179 – $197

Most people find that their spiritual journey takes a winding path. Paying close attention to the stops along the way can lead to both deeper connection and more questions along the path.  In this 5-week workshop we will explore, through writing, the evolution of the spiritual and sacred in our lives.   What does it mean?  How do we foster it?  How do we integrate new learnings, experiences, wisdom and guidance for our own well-being, and the well-being of others? …

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March 2019

Community-Wide “Food & Friends” Social

Saturday, March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Join us for a few hours of food, fun and good conversation with Insight Shop teachers and students. This is your opportunity to reconnect with your fellow classmates, or meet new people for the first time. If you've not yet been to The Insight Shop, it's a great excuse to come and see what we're all about! We'll have drinks, and hors d'oeuvre stations that reflect some of the classes we offer here. (Hmmm.....intriguing! You'll have to come see for…

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Finding God in All Things: Ignatian Spirituality

Thursday, March 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$125 – $145

St. Ignatius of Loyola gifted the world with his Spiritual Exercises 450 years ago. Their relevance and impact has been and continues to be profound.  Join us as we explore them in depth in what he called a "retreat in daily life." For 6 weeks, our group will gather to deepen our personal relationships with God while building community, with the Spiritual Exercises as our guide. Themes included in the Spiritual Exercises include God's mercy, episodes in the life of Jesus, the passion of Jesus,…

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Zentangle Art: Gemstones

Saturday, March 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$59

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called “tangles.”  You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, and orbs. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called “tiles,” which can then be assembled into mosaics. In this workshop, you'll learn how to incorporate the "gemstones" technique into your drawings, creating a magical look that gives the illusion of three-dimensional stones. This can be added to…

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(FREE) Movie Night: Happy

Saturday, March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free

HAPPY 
is a 
feature‐length 
documentary
 that 
leads 
viewers
 on 
a 
journey
 across
 5 
continents
 in 
search 
of 
the 
keys 
to 
happiness.
The 
film 
addresses
 many
 of
 the
 fundamental 
issues 
we 
face 
in 
today’s
 society: 
how
 do
 we 
balance
 the 
allure
 of 
money,
 fame
 and
social 
status 
with 
our 
needs 
for 
strong
 relationships,
 health
 and 
personal
 fulfillment?
 Through
 remarkable
 human
 stories
 and
cutting‐edge
 science,
 HAPPY 
leads 
us 
toward 
a 
deeper
 understanding
 of
 why
 and 
how
 we
 can
 pursue
 more
 fulfilling,
 healthier
and 
happier 
lives. HAPPY
…

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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free 14 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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Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United 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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(FREE) Community Sing! Spring Potluck

Saturday, March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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Journaling 101: Methods & Myths (Take one or both!)

Sunday, March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$79 – $149

Almost 40 years of research has established journaling as a powerhouse for self-awareness and transformation, but it matters greatly how you do it.  Join Deborah Ross, Certified Journal Therapist and co-author of "Your Brain on Ink," to learn new techniques and bust some myths about the process (including how often and for how long you need to write to benefit).   There are dozens of proven techniques, and we'll cover 5-6 in each session.  And perhaps most importantly for your…

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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,VA22180United 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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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,VA22180United 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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Teen Retreat: Less Stress, More Happy

Saturday, April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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$59

We get it – being a kid today is different in so many ways from previous generations. So much so, that when teen says “You just don’t understand!” it’s really possible that they’re right. But while things like technology and the ways we communicate  have changed, the most fundamental elements of happiness have stayed the same. What if true happiness in life had little to do with GPA, popularity, and proficiency at sports and music, and a LOT to do with…

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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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Free 15 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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