Third Friday Community Event
May 17, 7:30-9 p.m.
Our May Third Friday Community Event, May 17, Yoga, Music, Dance! with Wynne Paris and Lumina Devi will tide you over till the next musical Vinyasa class - and take you to new heights of Joy!
Wynne and Lumina, touring from Washington, DC, play kirtan music with interludes of dance and yoga practices - asana and meditation.
Wynne is a Yoga musician and kirtan artist who has been touring and teaching for more than 15 years. He presents kirtan and Yoga music with a sense of humor and a profoundly developed sense of musicality.
Lumina Devi is a Yoga teacher who has been studying dance since childhood.
Together they create a Yoga, music and dance experience that flows and lifts the audience to a union of physical and spiritual heights.
Join us for this awesome, sweet flowing between music, Yoga and dance.
Suggested donation is $20, but, as with all 3rd Friday Community Events, pay-what-you-can is accepted. We want you to come, enjoy and be part of our Yoga Community.
Questions: Call Lynn at (336) 655-7047.
A Retrospective of his Artwork and Vision
May 10 - June 22
Friday, June 7, 5-7 p.m.
Eleanor & Egbert Davis Gallery in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
"Sometimes I feel lost. Painting shows me the way...."
This retrospective exhibition is a tribute to the artistry and vision of Billy McClain. Most of us knew Billy as a yoga teacher, but he was also the former program director and an instructor at the Sawtooth School. His artwork is beautiful, and this exhibit will show you a side of Billy that many of you may not have experienced.
To celebrate Billy's life, the following yoga classes will be held in the Gallery surrounded by Billy's artwork and filled with his presence. There is no charge for these classes, but donations will be accepted for the Sawtooth School.
Please bring your yoga mats.
Thursday, May 16, 6-7:00 pm, Judi Maloy
Monday, May 20, 12-1:00 pm, Louisa Klein
Friday, May 31, 12-1:00 pm, Valerie Kiser
Monday, June 10, 12-1:00 pm, Louisa Klein
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 3:00 pm
Paste Papers with Joyce Teta
Saturday, June 22, TBA
Collage with Mona Wu
Sawtooth School for Visual Art
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 N. Spruce St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
with Musician, Colin Allured
and Yoga Instructor, Elliott Watlington
Second and Fourth Fridays of the month
What a great way to start your weekend with live music and a powerful vinyasa flow class! We are excited to announce these upcoming classes, so please mark your calendars and be sure to attend both classes on Friday, May 10 & 24 at 6:00 p.m.
The classes will be taught by our popular instructor, Elliott Watlington, who can jumpstart your weekend like nobody's business. He is looking forward to teaching to live music that will add more energy to his already powerful class.
Buy your class card here!
2 Programs with Domo Geshe Rinpoche
Friday, May 31 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Loving-Kindness is a meditation practice taught to heal troubled states of mind and to develop selfless, altruistic love. Loving-kindness (metta) meditation has the immediate benefits of uplifting the mind and relieving habitual negative patterns. Domo Geshe Rinpoche will lead discussions on this practice.
Coming Alive Through Meditation
Friday, May 31 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Meditation's benefits for the mind and body are well documented. The many types of mediation practices and techniques differ in their intent: to calm the body or mind, reduce stress, etc. Transformative mediation practices are powerful practices that nourish and awaken one's inner spiritual being and allow one to make rapid progress on the evolutionary journey to perfection. Join Domo Geshe Rinpoche for a lively discussion about transformative meditation, and discover who you really are inside.
Suggested Donation $15
Touching the World with Loving-Kindness
Saturday, June 1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Loving-Kindness meditation (metta) is a simple yet profound method that helps everyone, through a special kind of love. We more easily become kinder and increase our self-respect.
Our hearts open when we receive loving-kindness, a universal medicine easing emotional distress and alienation in a troubled world. This warmhearted, healing balm includes qualities such as optimism, gentleness, friendliness, forgiveness and lack of fear. Join Rinpoche as she leads this workshop.
Suggested Donation $35
Domo Geshe Rinpoche presents the proven methods of Tibetan Buddhism, with a thorough understanding of western culture and language. Through her teachings, the dharma comes alive in the hearts of her students. Rinpoche is accessible to students, and provides each one with personal instructions and guidance. Domo Geshe Rinpoche teaches how we can end our self-created suffering and awaken deep compassion and wisdom. While being rooted in
the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of transformative mediation, her teachings are skillfully adapted for Western students with lots of humore. She founded White Conch Dharma Center in 2001
For personal appointments with Domo Geshe Rinpoche, call Kathy at 262-370-5463.
June Third Friday Event
June 21, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Come immerse yourself in the healing vibrations of gongs and singing bowls provided by local musician Bill Smith.
The session will involve sitting or lying on the floor while the sound waves of gongs wash over you. Gongs are one of the oldest instruments and represent the universal sound of OM.
In recent years, scientists have proven what mystics have known for centuries - that the vibrational qualities of gongs can provide healing on a cellular level. Real benefits for the mind and body can result from absorbing these sonic vibrations.
Bill Smith is a drummer/percussionist who grew up with a passion for sound and rhythm. Early exposure to rock music and later jazz and 10th Century classical, greatly influenced his musical direction. His first solo CD (2011) entitled "Music for Gongs, Bells and Singing Bowls" reflects his interest in world music and the instrumental group of gongs and singing bowls.
Cost is $12 per person.
Please bring your yoga mat.
For more information about Bill and his music click here.
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Wednesdays - Golden Flower Tai Chi Center
Fridays - The Yoga Gallery
Jacob's seven-week meditation class will start in September, and many of our teachers include meditation as part of their weekly classes.
But, if you are curious about meditation now and want to experience more styles, need a quiet moment to unwind, or are interested in a weekly, lunch-time opportunity to re-charge your energy, then our twice-weekly Meditation Circle is for you.
Join us on Wednesdays at the Golden Flower Tai Chi Center, and on Fridays at the Yoga Gallery. Both gatherings are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
There is no cost, but we gladly accept donations to show appreciation to our teachers.
Golden Flower Tai Chi Center, 612 N. Trade St.
The Yoga Gallery
633 N. Trade St.
with Lynn Felder
Mondays, July 8 through August 12, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Our six-week Novice class is designed for those who may be tentative about attending a regular class for fear of winding up next to a ballerina who can tie her body in complex knots, or simply being in a class where you will be the only beginner.
This class is for people just like you, with the promise that each and every pose will be broken down and modified for you. Print-outs will be given after most of the classes to help you practice at home. At the end of this six-week session you will feel confident continuing on in our regular classes.
If you are interested, call 336-725-4119, or email email@example.com, to discuss any particular physical problems or concerns that you may have. Pre-registration is important for this class as it tends to fill quickly.
The class requires a commitment of six consecutive Mondays, July 8 thru August 12.
Purchase your class card here or call 336-725-4119 or 655-7047.