Circle Drumming with Linda
$60 total for 4 weekly lessons in 2022
This 4 week workshop will concentrate on the techniques specific to the conga drum, and also include some bell playing. Participants will learn rhythms from Cuba, Haiti, Brazil and Africa, along with hearing a little about the history behind many rhythmic pieces. Your listening skills will sharpen as you learn to play as an ensemble. Using both hands in drumming has been shown to strengthen both sides of the brain and to help in unlocking and healing trauma. It’s also just a lot of fun to play rhythms and to get lost in the blending of musical tones. We hope that participants will commit to all 4 weeks. By the end of the 4 weeks we will be playing a few percussion pieces in full. No experience necessary. (See Linda’s bio under “Instructors”)
Weekend Reiki Workshops with
Reiki Master Tom Burgess
In the age of COVID a simple yet effective healing modality such as Reiki has become increasingly important. Reiki was discovered (or rediscovered) by Dr. Mikao Uschi. Some historians postulate that the Buddha used a similar technique with his healing. Reiki is a Japanese contraction of 2 words “Re” and “Ki” Universal Energy. (In Chinese – Chi and Sanskrit – Prana.) Reiki training enables the practitioner to effectively channel this Universal Energy.
Original Reiki required years of training, study and practice. Modern Reiki, as modified by Uschi’s student Churjiro Hayashi and further modified by Hayato Takata (who brought Reiki to this country), is a simple yet powerful healing modality that anyone can learn. It requires no knowledge of anatomy or medical training, only an openness as to what is possible. Reiki is performed with the recipient fully clothed either with hands on contact or working from the recipient’s aura.
Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 Workshops are presented by Reiki Master Teacher Tom Burgess who can trace his Reiki lineage directly to Dr. Uschi. (see “Instructors” for greater bio detail). Prerequisite of Reiki 1 completion from any Reiki master teacher is necessary in order to take Reiki 2.
Reiki 1 is presented in a workshop format on two weekend afternoons. It includes the history and theory of Reiki, practice to learn the hand placements of 3 basic Reiki patterns, self-Reiki and 4 attunements. After completing Reiki 1 the practitioner will be able to practice and channel Reiki energy to others and themselves.
Reiki 2 is also presented in a workshop format on two weekend afternoons. It includes a review of Reiki 1 material, two additional attunements and an introduction to the Reiki symbols. This workshop will enable the practitioner to channel Reiki energy to anyone at any distance.
Please note that participation is open to vaccinated participants. Please have proof of vaccination with you. Mask wearing required for the duration of class, regardless of vaccination status. Paying online with registration is suggested but it is not required.
The Learning Kitchen. A program
of Hunger Free Vermont.
With all the fast food options and other marketing of edibles in today’s media, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to determine what foods are the best choices for our bodies. The Learning Kitchen is a series of 6 sessions that will focus on creating well balanced meals for yourself and your family, from nutritious affordable foods that promote strong bones and healthy weight. Each class contains a nutrition component and a cooking component. There may also be a field trip to a local grocery store. Recipe options will be provided that emphasize the use of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, low-fat dairy products, and heart-healthy oils. Participants will be encouraged to try their new skills at home and to share their experiences with other members of the Learning Kitchen.
There is no cost. Donations accepted, but not expected. Any money received will go toward funding repeat Learning Kitchen series.