MAY 12, 2015 DINNER AND PRESENTATION
Dinner at 6pm, Presentation at 7pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501
Ayurveda with Sandra Sampley
Ayurveda’s healing practices are as relevant today as they were 5,000 years ago. Described as the oldest system of health and healing, it is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature. All of Ayurveda’s healing practices are based on an understanding of how to use the elements to balance the body and mind. Ayurvedic practices include: lifestyle, food, herbs, yoga, meditation, pranayama and massage. What can I expect to learn? Everything in nature, including ourselves, has a varying degree of the five elements (ether, air, fire, water and earth). We will discuss how the elements are present physically, emotionally, daily and seasonally. Once you understand what elemental qualities are present, you can begin to use the opposite quality to create balance. Sandra Sampley, RYT 500, is an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She offers yoga classes and Ayurvedic workshops in the CNY area. Currently studying to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, the certification will allow her to provide personal consultations. For more information, please visit her website: www.uticayoga.com.
Annual Membership: $20 for Individual - $30 for Family
Dinner: $15 for members and $19 nonmembers
Menu: Spiced lentils served with cucumber yogurt sauce & fresh garden salad. Dinner is catered by Jim Cox of the Chowder House of New York Mills
For Reservations: Call or text by 7pm Sunday May 10th at 507-0611 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with name, number attending, and phone number. No reservation needed for presentation. . Because dinner is catered, we are required to pay for your reservation unless you call to cancel within 24 hrs in advanceMovie Tuesday May 25, 2015 Life and Art of a Zen Dude: Where does creativity come from? Zen calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han proposes that it arises from emptiness, from that silent space where the intelligence prior to thought resides. Armed with rice paper, ink, brush and a collection of Zen koans and teachings, Alok opens the door to a world of magical brush strokes and enchanted students. On the verge of his 75th birthday and with a new love in his life, Alok employs his teachings to confront his own personal history. Through his workshops and his art we share a journey of transformation that becomes possible when we are simply 'present, available, playful, and not knowing.' Through Alok we discover that 'in a clear heart, no mountain hides the moon. Admission Free
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