to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and
to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
Saturday June 15 & Sunday June 16 at 5 - 6:30pm
Suggested donation: $35 per class or $55 for both
With Dario Sanchez
Please join us as we celebrate life, community and music-making while living in the present moment. Drum circles are known to create a sense of community and a powerful shared experience while integrating body, mind and spirit. Studies have shown that drumming lowers blood pressure and stress hormones, releasing endorphins in the human brain that cause feelings of happiness and euphoria. Absolutely no musical experience necessary. The only prerequisite is an intention to have fun!
All are welcome. We encourage you to bring your own drum if you have one.
About the Teacher
Drum Circle Facilitator Dario Sanchez earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and music. Since 2014 he has served the community working with non-profits tackling social issues, such as mental health, homelessness, and drug addiction. in 2015 he discovered the dharma and has since incorporated his practice into both his personal and professional life.
Suggested Donation $10
Drop into a Girlie Stories Gathering to join an instant community of womyn-identifying folks empowering themselves and each other via personal storytelling!
Every last Saturday of the month, we'll check in with each other, experience some playtime with a community building activity, and then we'll share our stories!
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you'll be in attendance. Please prepare a personal story (about your life), no longer than 10 minutes.
You are welcome to tell your story with or without notes. Girlie Stories believes that all of us have stories worth hearing and that all of us are storytellers! We welcome womyn with all levels of performance/writing experience, including none!
Come to tell a story or just to listen and share space with other womyn. Please bring a snack or drink to share.
$5 suggested donation or whatever you can afford, though all are welcome regardless of ability to pay and nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.
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.
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Yoga - All Levels
Class is inspired by Baptiste yoga, which is a vinyasa flow with ujjayi breath. If that means nothing to you, don't worry! Each class is designed to be for all levels - brand new to yoga or flipping into handstands! Each student is encouraged to be their authentic selves and connect to the fun workout that is inherent in yoga. Come move, mediate, and connect.
Caroline is a yoga teacher with 5 years of teaching experience instructing people 18 months to 80 years old. She is certified to work with people of trauma. She has used that to create classes for under served children and prison inmates. The typical sequence she follows is inspired by Baptiste yoga, which is a vinyasa flow with ujjayi breath. If that means nothing to you, don't worry! Each class is designed to be for all levels - brand new to yoga or flipping into handstands! Caroline holds an MFA in acting, which allows her to blend in lessons about presence, play, listening, and personal connection - all fundamental in the practice of yoga, art, and life. Her understanding of trauma and acting inform her ability to encourage each student to connect with their authentic selves without sacrificing the fun and refreshing workout that is inherent to yoga.
Price - $10
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