**Please note that our previous email incorrectly listed the location of the Yoga for Bone Health workshops as Willow Street Yoga in Silver Spring. It will be at their Takoma Park location and has been corrected below.**

Upcoming Events
Our schedule of special events continues to grow. Please visit our website for updates: 


September 20 - 22   Bodywork for Depression and Anxiety with Tracey Moon and Sharon Nash.  This hands-on and highly experiential class is intended for the bodywork practitioner to support clients in the healing of depression and anxiety, however this training is open to everyone interested in empowering massage and bodywork tools to help feel more vital in everyday life. See Event Flyer for more information.

October 19   Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Meditation with Lucy Lomax and Kelly Fisher.  Explore how yoga, yoga nidra, fascial release, and meditation can be used to help victims of trauma reestablish ownership of their bodies and
minds, an essential step for healing. See Event Flyer for more information.

October 20   A Day of Mindfulness   Together we will deepen our practice in a day of mindfulness meditation, Qi Gong, deep relaxation, walking meditation, and sharing our experiences in a beautiful setting. One breath at a time we change. See Event Flyer for more information.

 
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Ongoing Classes and Programs
at Blueberry Gardens Healing Center
Curious about what Biodanza is? Never tried T'ai Chi? Want to get back to a yoga practice? And what is a Sound Bath? 

If you want to try out something new, refresh a previous practice, take care of yourself not only physically but at all levels, consider trying out one of our classes or programs this fall. 

Attend one of our classes for the FIRST TIME
for FREE IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER!
(October 3 only for Biodanza)

For further information, or to sign up to attend any class, please contact the teacher/facilitator directly.

Biodanza
Thursdays, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Drop in, $20



BIODANZA is an expressive creative movement class open to men and women of all ages. Invite movement back into the body through carefully selected movements with a variety of genres of music. Guided by Michelle along with your own self-regulation.    

Contact  Michelle Dubreuil Macek, 410-736-9311, 
biodanzaeastcoast@gmail.com.
 
T'ai Chi Chuan
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Drop-in, $18; full session (11 weeks), $165



T'AI CHI CHUAN YANG STYLE short form consists of a series of continuous slow standing movements linked together to create a 37 posture form. One learns how to relax the muscles while deepening the breath and calming the spirit, improving balance, flexibility, strength, and alignment. The form can take a year to learn completely but benefits begin immediately, as the class is a blend of beginners and those who are more advanced. Katheryn welcomes you to join the class at any point.  

Contact Katheryn Yasuoka, 301-924-0487, 
katheryn.yasuoka@blueberrygardens.org
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Gentle Yoga
Mondays, 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Drop-in, $18; 5-class pass, $75; 10-class pass, $ 140



In GENTLE YOGA, Deborah emphasizes yoga breathing, stress reduction, relaxation using body warm ups, and gentle and modified yoga poses to enhance body awareness, muscle and bone strength, range of motion, posture, balance, and an overall sense of well being. The class tends to move at a slower, less vigorous pace than the Yoga I and I/II classes, utilizing props and pose modifications in seated, standing, and floor work. 

Contact Deborah Boggs,  301-570-5468, 
deborah.boggs@blueberrygardens.org.
 
Yoga I
Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Drop-in, $20; 5-class pass, $85; 10-class pass, $160



In YOGA I, Deborah focuses on the basic principles of breathing, stress reduction, alignment, body awareness, strength, balance, and range of motion utilizing the basic standing, seated, and floor poses. This class is for new and continuing students with modifications suggested as needed.

Contact Deborah Boggs,  301-570-5468, 
deborah.boggs@blueberrygardens.org.
 
Ultra Gentle Yoga
Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Drop-in, $12



While temporarily moved to Blueberry Gardens from Friends House Retirement Community for 2019-2020, anyone is welcome to join this class with Deborah while we are at Blueberry Gardens. This class is only one hour long and utilizes chairs and walls for standing and seated poses. Students do get up and down from the floor, with the assistance of a chair as needed.

Contact Deborah Boggs,  301-570-5468, 
deborah.boggs@blueberrygardens.org.
 
Yoga I/II
Tuesdays, 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Drop-in, $20; full session (8 weeks), $128



YOGA I/II is designed for students who have taken Yoga I and are familiar with the basic poses and builds on this foundation, emphasizing building strength and endurance, refining alignment, and working with more challenging variations. Debbie teaches an alignment-based yoga using the energetics of the postures to achieve a specific and balancing effect. Modifications are provided as needed. Not for students new to yoga.

Contact Debbie Martin,  301-854-0767,  
debbie.martin@blueberrygardens.org
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Sound Bath Meditation
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(1st and 3rd Wednesdays in Nov. and Dec.)
Drop-in, by donation



A relaxing, heart and mind opening type of meditative experience, reducing stress as you respond to the sound vibrations surrounding you as you lie down or sit quietly  breathing and relaxing to the sound of the gong, chimes, singing bowls, and other instruments played by Josh.  

Contact Josh Howell, 443-324-6639,
congajosh@gmail.com.
 
Meditation
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 am - 8:10 am
Fridays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MEDITATION is led by members of Stillwater Mindfulness Practice Center, which is part of a worldwide network of communities inspired by the teachings and practices of Thich Nhat Hanh. Core values are mindfulness, compassion, and community. Mindfulness is the capacity to be fully present in our lives. The meditation gatherings comprise of sitting and walking meditations, readings, and sharing to enhance inner awareness.    

Contact Gene Klinger, 4genek@gmail.com.
 

For more information about classes and events at Blueberry Gardens, please call 301-570-5468 or visit www.blueberrygardens.org.