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to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and
to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
  • Featured event

    Dance of the Clown

    Dance of the Clown
    Sept. 8th - Oct. 13th (Weekly, Sundays Only)
    Time: 1-4pm 
    Cost: $250

    ***To register please email caitlyn@innerwayla.org

    A six week series swirling in poetic fantasy and grounded in foundational clowning philosophy and technique, exploring the imagination body of The Clown through movement, music and…..clown choreography?!
    Inspired by dance theater elements, imagery, texture and shape, we will draw from the unexpected places.  The essence of each clown’s ingenious authentic expression will be unveiled as we experiment, devise, invent, improvise, liberate, play, create and delight in the UNKNOWN...all through the extraordinary and uniquely beautiful mind of the clown.
    ***All levels of movers and clowns are welcome.  Clown Dance is for everyone! Yea! ‘Cause that’s the truth!

     

    Bio:

    Caitlyn Conlin is a Los Angeles-based actress, musician, composer, clown and educator. She received her MFA in Acting from CalArts and holds a BA in Acting from Arizona State University. Caitlyn has worked with several award winning movement based theater companies and her work has been performed at notable venues around Los Angeles and internationally.  
    Currently, Caitlyn serves as program supervisor for USC School of Dramatic Art’s new program in Medical Clowning. As a medical clown, Caitlyn has worked at Norris Cancer Center, LA County Hospital and Children's Hospital LA. She has also taught clowning workshops at various centers and universities including CalArts, Pomona College, USC, Improv First in Beijing, Beijing Clothing Technology University, All Saints Church, Inner Way LA, Student Voices Summit (California Alliance for the Arts), Nevada Arts Council and The Clown School.
    More info about Caitlyn's Clown Workshops on Instagram: @caitlyn_conlin_clownery

     

    WHEN
    September 08, 2019 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Inner Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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    $250.00 USD ·
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  • Featured event

    Experimenting with Nondual Mindfulness

    Experimenting with Nondual Mindfulness
    A Daylong Meditation Workshop with Michael W. Taft
    Saturday, September 28, 10 am - 4:30 pm


    Please register here - http://notyourordinarymindfulness.org/upcoming-events/

    The experience of the Source, as defined in Buddhism, is utterly nondual in nature. Bringing elements of nonduality into our vipassana meditation practice can make this experience much easier to contact. In fact, in some forms of Mahayana and Vajrayana meditation practice, we learn to contact the Source directly and immediately. 

    Come, explore, and experience this method of vipassana meditation practice with Michael W. Taft.

    You will learn and experience:

    - Nondual meditation techniques

    - Mahayana/Vajrayana methods of working with vipassana meditation

    - Several methods of contacting the Source

    - Sharing and discussing deeper aspects of practice

    - Elements of nondual philosophy

    - A full day of practice, learning, sharing, and stillness

    -  A playful day of experimenting with Nondual Mindfulness 

     

    Bio:

    Michael W. Taft is a meditation teacher, bestselling author, science fiction freak and neuroscience junkie. As a mindfulness coach, he specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in groups, corporate settings, and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Mindful Geek: Mindfulness Meditation for Secular Skeptics, Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept, and Ego (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young. He regularly teaches meditation at Google, is core faculty at Wisdom Labs, and worked on curriculum development for SIYLI.
    Michael is also a featured teacher on the Simple Habit app, and an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab. He was previously editor-in-chief of Being Human, and was the long-time editorial director of Sounds True. From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has been meditating for over thirty-five years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist and Hindu practice. Michael is a senior facilitator in Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness system, and was a deeply appreciated teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He currently lives in Oakland, California, and is founding editor of the iconoclastic mindfulness meditation blog Deconstructing Yourself https://deconstructingyourself.com/

    WHEN
    September 28, 2019 at 10am
    WHERE
    Inner Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Integrating The Dance of Realities

    Integrating The Dance of Realities
    7-week series, Tuesdays starting October 1st
    Time: 7:30-8:30pm 
    Cost: $15 (Drop-ins welcomed) 

    This movement based class will explore the connection between our daily life practices and how those experiences manifest in our physical bodies. Together we will create a safe and fun space using tools such as journaling, discussion, music, and dance to bridge the gaps between our experience in meditation and studies; to the integrated embodiment of them, in the here and now. How do we allow our body and mind to support each other? In this class, we will explore and deepen the mind-body connection, allowing for a more integrated human experience. No previous dance or meditation experience is necessary, all are welcome and encouraged to join.

    Bio:

    Tinelle Matlock is a compassionate humanitarian and avid learner, eager to share her perspective and experiences through dance, meditation, yoga and bodywork. She graduated with highest honors from University of California Santa Barbara with a BA in Dance and has over 14 years’ experience as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Highlights of her early career include being featured in a 4-page layout in Dance Magazine, dancing in various commercials, live stage performances, and her street dance work in the Japanese film “The Manhattan Diaries.” Tinelle has taught at many prominent dance studios in New York, Japan, and Los Angeles. Becoming a California Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Master has unearthed an expansive love and relationship to how she uses the body as a dancer and choreographer. Currently, she is pursuing further education for a graduated degree in Physical Therapy. Tinelle has a great love and passion for movement as well as helping others find optimal functionality and healing through the arts.

     

    WHEN
    October 01, 2019 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Inner Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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    $15.00 USD ·
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  • Featured event

    Liberation Breathing

    presented by

    Liberation Breathing LA

    "Liberation Breathing is a Conscious Connected Breathing Process that Restores Your Mind and Body to Health and Wellness."

    - Sondra Ray and Markus Ray

    Liberation Breathing® is a modern way of taking in more Life Force. It is easy and simple. It is the quickest way I know to clear you of your negative thoughts and memories that are consciously and unconsciously limiting your life. A well-trained practitioner of Liberation Breathing® can save you years of struggle… and bring you to decisions that will alter your life always for the better… liberating you from the past. Through Liberation Breathing® you can reclaim your power to be the ruler of your destiny. No longer will any circumstances be “beyond your control”, as you invite the Divine into your life to forgive and erase the past, and inspire you to be your Self.
    Liberation Breathing® recognizes the power of your breath to transform you and brings a new awareness of your true Identity. Yoga masters knew from ancient times the breath as the most essential part of human life, connecting us to the Life Energy behind all matter. They called this energy Prana. Liberation Breathing® is a modern day version of Pranic breathing that gets you in touch with who you are, free of problems and the cause and effects of Karma.

    Breathing session is performed laying down. You will need a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket. Some yoga mats and blankets are available. Please bring a pillow and whatever else you need to be comfortable.

    Suggested donation: $33

    For More Information Contact
    Jane Mnoian
    310.737.0144
    WHEN
    October 12, 2019 at 10am
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Weekly Events

Wednesday 7-8pm Moving Meditation (Tai Chi)
Thursday 7:30-9:30pm License to Chill