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Join a great group of teachers and students at the Venice Holistic Center. We are a non-profit educational, wellness center, run by volunteers, dedicated to bringing the best programs and practitioners in body/mind, spiritual, wellness, sustainability for the city of Venice at reasonable fees and scholarships. Many who attend our events are not on Meetup so we have more attendance than shows here.

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Cancelled Temporarily: Gentle Yoga for You

Blue Lotus Buddhist Meditation Center


A yoga practice for those new to yoga and experienced yoga practitioners, as the class is adapted to your abilities. Breathing, postures, rest and relaxation are incorporated in the 75 minute classes. Husband and wife, Rick and Mary bring a sense of calm and peace with their instruction. Take yoga back to your world and discover how delightful yoga action is for your life, and the effect it has on all. Gentle yoga adapted to your ability. beginners and beyond. Bring your own mat or borrow one or ours. Wear comfortable clothing. Do not eat an hour before starting time of class. Bring water too if you'd like. Breathe, Relax and Connect. [masked] Mary Riley $10 Mary brings a sense of calm and peace with her instruction.A yoga practitioner since 1996, Mary began teaching in 2005. Her training is Iyengar-alignment focused and she is certified with Sonia Sumer. Mary continues to study at the Amrit Yoga Institute and regularly attend workshops and classes.

ONLINE: GENTLE YOGA FOR EVERYONE Mondays and Thursdays 930-1030AM

Gentle Yoga For Everyone Monday and Thursday 9:30 - 10:30 Mary Riley's Gentle Mon/Thurs classes are now live on Zoom! https://yourfreedomproject.zoom.us/j/9415399149

Meeting Outside Temporarily: TAI CHI is for everyone! Tuesday Thursday 4-5 PM

Blue Lotus Buddhist Meditation Center

Tai chi is a very popular activity that has ancient roots based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These health-based, energetic moves have been around for thousands of years. With practice, these slow motion moves will calm the mind, slow the breathing, re;ax and strengthen the muscles, open the joints, release pain, and balance is restored physically mentally and emotionally. Tai chi reduces stress and slows the aging process. EVERYONE can do it Tai chi can improve every aspect of your life Take your tai chi with you wherever you go Tai chi reminds us that life is a miracle. Sharon Akiyama is a certified Tai Chi and Qigong instructor who discovered a richer, healthier lifestyle when she started indulging in Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) practices. How did TCM change her life over the last 25+ years? The answer is QI; the health of the Qi, the flow of the Qi, the ability to replenish the Qi. These practices have expanded and developed her sensitivities to the internal movement and flow of the body’s Qi. These practices will bridge the gap between our Western and Eastern medicines as it treats stress, illness, injuries, and our ability to be able to have a great quality of life as we age. Contact Sharon for more information: Phone:[masked] Email: [masked] This class filled up fast last time. Registration closes April 14th, but you may wish to register as soon as possible to get a space. Please keep in mind that shoes are not worn in the main space of the Center. This is a dedicated area for meditation and healing.

Personal Astrology Sessions with Celia, by appointment. See contact info below.

Personal Astrology Sessions with Celia, by appointment. Do you have specific concerns or questions? Are there any patterns, issues, or reoccurring themes in your life which you would like to gain insight into? As a psychological astrologer, I use the symbolism of the birth chart in conjunction with your story to gain insight into what may be going on. The goal is greater self-awareness, self-understanding and self-acceptance. Sessions are usually 90 minutes and focus on a particular question or concern. Other days/times available by special arrangement. The fee for an initial session is $100, with a sliding scale available. Follow-up sessions are $75. A recording of your session is sent via e-mail. If you have questions or wish to schedule, please contact me at: celia.marion@ verizon.net or call (941)[masked]. Required for a consultation: Birth date, birth place, and accurate birth time. An accurate birth time is essential for a productive session. This information is needed a week ahead of your scheduled session. I have a Diploma from the Academy of AstroPsychology. The Academy of AstroPsychology combines the fields of Astrology, Psychology, and the Jungian concepts of archetypes and synchronicity. It is from this perspective that I examine a natal chart with a client. For more information, please see www.celiamarionastrologer.com

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