to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and
to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
Write, Perform, Rinse, Repeat - A Standup Comedy Workshop
Saturday, August 17th, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
***To register please contact Solange at firstname.lastname@example.org
Solange Castro is a standup comic and published playwright. She attended Berkeley High School and Yale University where she studied English Literature and Playwriting. Her first standup comedy album "A Journey of Self Discovery," produced by Kyle Clark's RadLand Records is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Her original play “Changes In The Mating Strategies of White People," ran at the Lounge 2 Hollywood and is published by Broadway Play Publishing. She has been chosen as "Comic of the Week" on The Jackie & Laurie Show. You might catch her in Maria Bamford's Lady Dynamite (Netflix). Her play "We Are Experiencing Some Turbulence" saw a staged reading at Sacred Fools theater. In 2017, she directed the documentary short "A California For Everyone" about the California Environmental Quality Act's impact on the California housing crisis. She was recently featured in Voyage LA! and plans to self-publish her memoir about salsa dancing, "Salsa Chica: How I Learned To Dance Salsa And Avoid Real Life" in 2019!
FACILITATOR BIO: Johanna Middleton is an artist and arts educator with a passion for creating spaces for others to share their own stories. She is the creator of Girlie Stories, which provides a platform for women and girls to empower themselves via personal storytelling through monthly gatherings, workshops, and productions. Johanna has performed her original pieces as a storyteller with KPCC's Unheard LA, Rogue Machine's Rant and Rave, iO West, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Last Bookstore, and even the Long Beach Transit! She debuted her first solo theatre piece, Timeline:27, a participatory storytelling show, at the Santa Monica Playhouse. As an arts educator and arts-based facilitator, she has worked with students of all ages in Chicago and Los Angeles. She is currently the Student Program Coordinator at Greenway Arts Alliance. She has facilitated storytelling and theatre workshops for UCLA, Black Women for Wellness, WeRise LA, and more.
Meditation Day with David Leonard
Saturday, December 31, 10 am - 6 pm
Suggested donation: $60
(No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds)
Join us for an all day urban meditation retreat - a perfect opportunity for meditators of all levels and backgrounds to deepen or kick start their practice. This is a rare opportunity to spend the day meditating and discussing with a special guest teacher. Personal interviews will be available for those interested.
David Leonard has practiced and taught meditation for over 50 years, after receiving teacher training in Sri Lanka where he was a monk for three and a half years. His teacher Venerable Sumatipala Nayaka Thera was a highly esteemed student of The Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. He trained under Venerable Nanaponika Thera in the canonical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism, and received meditation teacher training under his teacher and Venerable Pemasiri. David has done over eight years of deep retreat, and maintains an extensive daily practice. His intuitive approach to practice is uniquely suited to western minds, and he has been influential in the training of some well known western teachers.
Don’t miss this unique chance to gift yourself a day of mindfulness and a boost to your meditation practice.
Suggested donation: $60
No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.
Dance of the Clown
Sept. 8th - Oct. 13th (Weekly, Sundays Only)
***To register please email email@example.com
|Wednesday 7-8pm||Moving Meditation (Tai Chi)|
|Thursday 7:30-9:30pm||License to Chill|