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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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Gentle Yoga for You

Venice Holistic Community Center

$10.00

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] Rick Rabalais $10 NO CLASS MAY 4TH

Monthly Silent Sitting and Walking Meditation

Venice Holistic Community Center

Join us on the LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH for a chance to deepen your meditation practice in silence. All traditions welcome. We do sitting (chairs and some mats provided) and optional walking meditation. You can come for all or part. If you come for part please come and leave in silence. For more info call[masked] A suggested donation of $5 - $15 to support the Center a non profit run by volunteers is greatly appreciated.

Buddhist Wisdom for Everyday Life

Venice Holistic Community Center

Buddhist Wisdom For Everyday Life, a secular class. Guided mindfulness and loving kindness meditation, a short talk and discussion on how to live with ease, kindness, clarity and insight. Mindfulness Meditation is shown to improve focus, emotional resilience and bring more joy into your life. The basic teachings of Buddhism can make our lives more workable and give us an enlightened perspective. A chance to meditate as well as a time to explore teachings that are designed to lead us to peace and happiness. Offered by the Venice Mindfulness Meditation Community. Suggested donation $10, helps support our wonderful Center where we meet. If you are low income please pay what you can afford. Please note the last Sunday of the month is a silent retreat no regular class. Call[masked] for info on beginner classes Instructors: Jim Piekarski, LMFT, Jim Piekarski is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist (CA) who lives in Venice and teaches meditation and Buddhist wisdom. He is the author of Mastering Your Emotions: Seven Steps to Transforming Emotional Reactivity. (Away Feb - April) Monk San, Bhante Chan and Bhante Gnanissara. All three monks received ordination from Bhante Sujatha in Sri Lanka. After moving to Florida, they have been working to establish the Serenity Buddhist Meditation Center, Sarasota. They have a keen understanding of the teachings and western culture and helping us find inner peace. Jillaurie Crane, M.A. is an educator and Buddhist Chaplain with over 30 years of meditation practice and study. She completed a seven year training in buddhist studies, retreats, seminary program and a meditation instructor/teacher training and teaches in a secular format. She is a retired psychotherapist.

Gentle Yoga For You

Venice Holistic Community 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. For 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

Past events (3,360)

Personal Astrology Sessions with Celia, by appointment.

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