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114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
703-638-0004 www.insightshopva.com

July 2017

Daring Self-Compassion (for Women)

Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
$145

Utilizing the research of Dr. Brené Brown and Dr. Kristin Neff, this three-hour workshop will help you to learn and practice the core components of mindfulness and self-compassion, understand the impact of our self-critical voice and how to acknowledge it then learn from it, learn practical skills to bring self-compassion into your daily life (especially around painful emotions), and connect bravely with other women while staying grounded in your own self-worth.  Workshop activities include talks, meditation, experiential exercises, and group…

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September 2017

Spinning into Control

Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$45

We often speak of how our lives feel like they’re “spinning out of control.”  Too many obligations, and not enough time for the things we enjoy.  This class offers a respite from the scheduled duties of your life, and an opportunity to learn the gentle art of spinning yarn with a drop spindle.  This simple process, adding twist to fiber using an inexpensive centuries old tool, is a peaceful moving meditation, with the added benefit of creating a useful end product, yarn!  What seems…

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October 2017

Improv Acting/Comedy Group for Teens (ages 14-18)

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
$35

"So, David, please explain why your homework was in Jessica's backpack."  "Ma'am, your suitcase will not fit in the overhead bin."  And....ACTION! Improv is a form of theater in which the performance is created spontaneously by the performers. In addition to being hilariously funny, improvisational techniques will also help you gain confidence in public speaking, solving problems and working as part of a team. If you're looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday night, grab some friends or come…

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Improv Acting/Comedy Group for Adults

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
$35

"So, David, please explain why your homework was in Jessica's backpack."  "Ma'am, your suitcase will not fit in the overhead bin."  And....ACTION! Improv is a form of theater in which the performance is created spontaneously by the performers. In addition to being hilariously funny, improvisational techniques will also help you gain confidence in public speaking, solving problems and working as part of a team. If you're looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday night, grab some friends or come…

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Salon Series: Awakening Across Time and Traditions – Free

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
Free

What does it mean to be "enlightened" or "awake"? While you may get different answers from people from different faith traditions, there are a surprising number of common denominators that describe beings of the past like Jesus, Siddharta Gautama, and Ramana Maharshi, and some that walk among us today.  And you might be surprised at the simplicity and clarity of their teachings. Join us for one or all in this series of monthly dinner conversations led by different faith leaders…

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Enneagram Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
$85

The Enneagram is considered a personality-typing system, though Enneatypes are much deeper than "personality types." Our Enneatype reflects our primary drives, passions, underlying motivations, “energy,” focus of attention, and orientation to the world. It also is related to the psychological (and physiological) armor we wear, the lenses through which we view the world, and our manner of relating. Each of the 9 Enneatypes reflects a deficit for which we try to compensate, as well as psychological and spiritual gifts, and…

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Writing Through Troubled Times

Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$49

Decades of social science research has established writing's positive role in managing stress and overwhelm.  Journals are safe containers for the thoughts and feelings that arise during those times.  And writing can help us develop clarity and insight while tapping into the wisdom and creativity that can nurture more ease.   Join Deborah Ross, LPC and a Certified Journal Therapist for this timely workshop.  No prior writing experience is necessary, just bring your  pen and a notebook/journal and all instruction…

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November 2017

Improv Acting/Comedy Group for Adults

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
$35

"So, David, please explain why your homework was in Jessica's backpack."  "Ma'am, your suitcase will not fit in the overhead bin."  And....ACTION! Improv is a form of theater in which the performance is created spontaneously by the performers. In addition to being hilariously funny, improvisational techniques will also help you gain confidence in public speaking, solving problems and working as part of a team. If you're looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday night, grab some friends or come…

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December 2017

Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
$109

Come on a day-long adventure about what makes your life meaningful. Make a deeper and clearer connection to your calling. Dr. Mark Thurston will take us through a series of experiential learning exercises based on his course at George Mason University, “Consciousness, Meaning and Life-Purpose.” The workshop will weave together 1) insights from social science research about how we find meaning and happiness along with 2) the best of ancient wisdom traditions about personal transformation. Among the questions we’ll explore…

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Improv Acting/Comedy Group For Adults

Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
$35

"So, David, please explain why your homework was in Jessica's backpack."  "Ma'am, your suitcase will not fit in the overhead bin."  And....ACTION! Improv is a form of theater in which the performance is created spontaneously by the performers. In addition to being hilariously funny, improvisational techniques will also help you gain confidence in public speaking, solving problems and working as part of a team. If you're looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday night, grab some friends or come…

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January 2018

Half-Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$49

The New Year is traditionally a time for reflecting back and looking forward, to gain clarity about our intentions for how we want to show up through this next trip around the sun. And we know that coming together in community, with others on this path, is essential in maintaining our sense of balance and support. This half-day retreat is designed to help you relax, reflect and reconnect with that intention. Participants will maintain silence, while being led through a…

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Free Info Session: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Sunday, January 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

Join us at the 1-hour free information session, where you'll learn about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class that begins on Thursday, January 18th. The MBSR program, created by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass, is over 30 years old and has been studied in numerous clinical settings over the years. It's considered the gold standard in secular mindfulness training, and has helped tens of thousands of people find relief from stress caused by chronic pain and illness, life transitions, work environments…

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(Free) Writers on Writing: Why Write? Let Us Count the Ways!

Sunday, January 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

Every story I create, creates me.   I write to create myself. ~ Octavia Butler The writers at The Insight Shop each bring a unique perspective on how to get started, and where our words land. We write in journals, we write essays, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, poetry and more.   If you're already writing, or if you've imagined this as a "someday"  event, please join us for the first of our seasonal gatherings to explore the craft of writing.…

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Journal to the Self: 18 Paths to Personal Growth

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$297

Open the door to greater awareness, insight and transformation with your pen and a notebook.  In a small group we'll explore 18 different journaling techniques, some taking just a few minutes.  Each is designed to achieve specific results so that you can customize your journal according to your goals - health, personal growth, problem solving, navigating through transitions, creative expression, spiritual exploration and more.   No prior writing or journaling experience is necessary.   This is an educational group and your journal entries can…

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SoulCollage® Workshop

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$79

SoulCollage® is a fun, easy, and creative way to express your inner world. Using intuition, imagination, and your willingness to explore, you will learn to create a deck of personal wisdom cards. These collaged cards represent the varied and unique aspects of who you are. They will lead you on a journey of self-discovery that will surprise even the most seasoned traveler on the path of healing and self-awareness. There is no need to be an artist or even consider…

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$525

Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an intensive course designed to transform your relationship to stress, improve your health, and increase your enjoyment of life. Developed at the University of Massachusetts by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR has been extensively studied since the late 1970’s. Research shows that many people who complete this course report: Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms An increased ability to relax and enjoy each moment Lower pain levels and/or a better ability to cope with pain…

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February 2018

The Conversation Project: Talking About End-of-Life Choices

Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain. It’s time to transform our culture; to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives. And it’s time to communicate about the kind of care we want and don’t want for ourselves. We believe that the…

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Storytelling: Where to Begin?

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$39

True, personal storytelling, creative non-fiction, and memoir writing are all about taking real events and turning them into a compelling story.  We know the events that happened…because they happened to us. We know the body of the story...but where to begin? And for that matter, how to end? This two hour storytelling workshop focuses on beginnings and endings: what works, what doesn't, how to pick the moment to start with and when to end. * Jessica will be co-teaching this…

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Taking Your Marriage to the Next Level

Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$49

Your marriage is strong – but you know it still has untapped potential. What are the next steps that will lead you to even greater intimacy? In this highly interactive workshop, you and your partner will: Decide what the “next level” is for your marriage; Identify the barriers to achieving the next level and develop strategies for overcoming them; Create your own customized action plan for the next twelve months; Learn about marriage enrichment groups. *For this workshop, couples must…

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(Free) Salon: The Four Keys to Wellbeing

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
Free

Neuroscientist Richie Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is responsible for uncovering and testing some of the most profound discoveries of the last couple decades - including the fact that our brains are capable of changing in response to certain intentional practices, including mindfulness and meditation. Dr. Davidson's latest research has led him to what he calls the "Four Keys to Wellbeing," states of mind and behaviors that can we can…

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March 2018

Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
$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 the characters, and how to win the audience over. For storytellers of all levels. Just come with an idea for a story and will leave with a…

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(FREE) Writers on Writing: Unleashing Your Creativity

Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
Free

The writers at The Insight Shop each bring a unique perspective on how to get started, and where our words land. We write in journals, we write essays, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, YA, poetry and more.  If you're already writing, or if you've imagined this as a "someday"  event, please join us for our "Writers on Writing" series of panel discussions, where we explore all aspects of the craft of writing. This month: Our panel of writers this month includes…

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April 2018

Mindfulness IRL (In Real Life) High School Class (Six Week Series)

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
$225

The Mindfulness IRL class meets in two groups - one for middle schoolers and one for high schoolers. Teenagers 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 teens 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…

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May 2018

Insight Meditation Drop-In Group (Sunday Mornings)

Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 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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Make the Most of Your Travel Journal!

Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$59

As you anticipate summer travel pack your journal!  Join Deborah Ross, Certified Journal Therapist, for a guide to successful travel journaling.  We'll cover several techniques, including prompts to enhance the memories you want to preserve, and using special materials that can make the experience fun.  If your travel is often a combination of business and personal, you'll get suggestions for how to use your journal to record your unique adventures. And if you're traveling with children or young adults, we'll cover…

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Death Café (Free)

Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
Free

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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From Writer to Author

Monday, May 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$39

Writing is largely a solitary act focused on creating. But after that creation is published, the writer must be public, and focus on the business of writing. This panel of published authors, publishing and marketing experts, will share strategies for mapping the path from writer to author by capitalizing on your individual, personal and professional strengths. We offer practical advice and strategies for how to manage the shock of the transition and create steps for selling your book and your…

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June 2018

Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 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 the characters, and how to win the audience over. For storytellers of all levels. Just come with an idea for a story and will leave with a…

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Vienna Community Sing! (FREE)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 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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Storytelling for Activists!

Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$45

You want to change the world - you even know how. But how to tell people about it? With the myriad people and worthy organizations competing for our time and money, how do you get people to care about your cause? This is a challenge many individuals and nonprofits face, and it can often be solved through the power of storytelling. Sharing true, personal stories builds empathy. Delivering your message with a story gives that message impact. Join Mary Supley Foxworth…

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July 2018

Refuge Recovery from Addiction (FREE)

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 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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Zentangle Fairy Houses (Parent & Child)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$45

Come spend a morning with your child* making Zentangle Fairy Houses! Zentangle is a specific drawing method that's both artistically beautiful and mentally calming, much like a "drawing meditation." These delightful pieces of art are created by using various techniques and embellishments that you'll be taught in class.  The fairy houses are each unique, and express the personality of the artist (and the fairies who will live in them!).   *We recommend that your child be 8 years or older.…

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August 2018

Intro to The (S)Hero’s Journey

Saturday, August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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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(Free) Knit Night!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

**This event is full, but the next one on October 21st still has space!** 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,…

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Navigating Change: Designing Your Future

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$30

Change is a natural part of life, whether it’s a change in your job, your relationships, your business, etc. We tend to navigate these changes by defaulting to old patterns and limited thinking.  What if it’s actually an opportunity to design the next phase of your life?  And, what if your age, your level of education, economic picture, or years of experience have nothing to do with it? In this 2-hour class we’ll explore the innate abilities we all have that…

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Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 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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Movie Night (The Mask You Live In)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

Please join us for the first in our series of free film screenings, The Mask You Live In. This critically acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. One critic has said, "This film should be mandatory viewing for all teens and men. In fact, if you're a parent at all, you can't afford not to see this."  This film is 1:30 long.…

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Zentangle Basics Workshop

Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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 be 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…

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Five Senses, One Pen

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$59

Come and join with other emerging writers as we explore writing prompts based on our five senses.  In this one-day, three-hour class, we will have a chance to write based on things we hear, smell, taste, touch or see.  Students will be able to share their work with each other after each writing exercise if they would like. Open to writers of all levels and genres. These exercises are geared toward keeping your creative juices flowing!  

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Writing About Faith

Sunday, September 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$59

In this one-day, three-hour class, students will have the opportunity to explore and write about their individual experience of faith - including doubt and uncertainty. Using prompts, writing exercises will include listening to music and topics such as miracles and answered or unanswered prayers.  After each writing exercise, students will have a chance to share their work in small groups if they choose. Participants will leave the class with a greater awareness of the role faith plays in their lives,…

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October 2018

Fall Quilt-In with Lesly-Claire (Two Days)

Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, October 6, 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. Sew much fun! 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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(FREE) Salon: Bringing Home the Dharma

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein has two bestselling books called First the Ecstasy, then the Laundry, and Bringing Home the Dharma, both of which highlight the importance of engaging with our daily, mundane tasks with the same focus, compassion and awe that can arise out of our spiritual practice. With so much turmoil going on in our country and our world, it sometimes seems more accessible to apply the wisdom gleaned through our various spiritual practices and life experiences to the "big things"…

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Teen Retreat: Less Stress, More Happy

Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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: Fall Pumpkins!

Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$39

Join Michelle for this special class featuring decorative fall pumpkins. Learn how to take both basic and intermediate Zentangle designs off the paper, and apply them to either real or wooden pumpkins.  These pieces make beautiful decorations for years to come. No prior experience needed!  

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Movie Night (Minimalism: The Importance of Things)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

More, newer, cooler: That seems to be the contemporary definition of the American Dream. But this inspiring documentary film follows artists, thinkers and regular people who believe that the pursuit of happiness is less of a pursuit, and more about learning to be fully alive in the moment, with what's right on front of you. This movie is 1:18 long. This film is not rated, but is deemed appropriate for all audiences. Childcare is not provided on movie nights, and…

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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

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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(FREE) Salon: Living the Dream

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Join Demara Stamler of Awakened Dreams Coaching and Consulting for an evening of exploration into your life dream, your vision, with the idea that we all have a life purpose or mission and how that manifests at any given point along our path changes.  At times we seem to deviate from our purpose.  I’ll share tools and concepts for connecting with our vision for discussion and inquiry.  Everyone will have the opportunity to walk away with tangible steps to create…

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November 2018

Zentangle: Leaves of Gratitude

Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$39

Join Michelle for this seasonal Zentangle project "Leaves of Gratitude." Just in time for Thanksgiving, you'll create beautiful Zentangle designs on leaves made of cloth, paper and wood that can be kept for years to come. This project is appropriate for kids ages 8+ as well, so bring the family!  

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Navigating Change: Designing Your Future

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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(FREE) Salon: The Heart of Compassion

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

“Because I am compassionate, I can be brave.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Join us for an evening of laughter, poetry, good food, and great company as we explore the fearless heart of compassion.  Laura Banks will guide the conversation and looks forward to hearing your own favorite stories, poems, songs – whatever! - of compassion and courage. She is inspired by and seeks to strengthen her own and others' capacity to thrive and find meaning throughout life, especially through…

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“Death Tour” Series (Behind the Scenes Tour)

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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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December 2018

Teen Retreat: Less Stress, More Happy

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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, December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

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

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 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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December “Quilt-In” with Lesly-Claire (Two Days)

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 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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“Dream Building” with Vision Boards

Sunday, December 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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$97

What do Thomas Edison, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates have in common? They all held a vision, a dream, that they had something important to bring to the world.  They didn’t have anything special or advantageous that you don’t have.  What they did have, in addition to the dream, is the will to keep taking steps toward it. What’s your dream? Whether you have an idea for your dream or you don’t have a clue – this class could just…

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January 2019

New Year “Quilt Camp” with Lesly-Claire

Wednesday, January 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Friday, January 4, 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. 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. Limited to 8 students. Bring a bag lunch or visit one of the great restaurants with in walking distance.

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Tuesday Meditation and Discussion Group (No class 1/29 & 2/5)

Tuesday, January 8 @ 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, VA 22180 United 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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(FREE) Death Cafe

Sunday, January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Free

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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Writing it Down (De-Stressing for Furloughed Workers)

Thursday, January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United States
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Join us for an hour and a half break to learn some quick and easy writing techniques to help you process difficult life events. Deborah Ross, instructor with the Center for Journal Therapy, will show you how to take pen to paper in order to de-stress, gain calm and spark creativity. No previous writing experience needed - just bring a pen and a notebook! Your writing will remain private, unless you choose to share.  

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Spotlight on You! Half-Day Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 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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(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, VA 22180 United 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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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, VA 22180 United 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, VA 22180 United 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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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, VA 22180 United 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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Zentangle Basics: Art Workshop

Saturday, February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA, VA 22180 United 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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