Next Leaders meeting: November 2, 2018

 5:30pm at the Dojo

LGBTQ+ & Women's EMPOWERMENT SELF-PROTECTION WORKSHOPS
for adults and youth (introductory and all levels)

at One Cottage St. #319, Easthampton, wheelchair accessible
Tues. 6:30-8pm, Oct. 2 & 23, Nov. 6 & 20, 2018, age 16+    (Take one or more workshops)
Suggested donation: $15 per workshop ($10 youth); $50 for the series ($35 youth).

These workshops offer empowerment skills and safety strategies for participants of all abilities, fitness levels, and learning styles. Activities and discussions are designed to deepen and expand confidence, self-esteem, and feminist social justice awareness. Self-protection skills strengthen mind-heart-body-voice integration in areas such as limit-setting and personal boundaries, calming down, being an effective ally, dealing with a safety emergency, etc.

NWMAF Certified Instructor: Janet Aalfs, 40+ years of ESP teaching experience.

DOJO CELEBRATION EVENT: FOLLOW THE FLOW
VWMA & LPA integrative martial arts workshop for children & families
Sat. Oct. 13, 10-noon,
age 6+, Free, One Cottage St. #319, Easthampton, wheelchair accessible

In this 41st anniversary Dojo celebration event, we will explore movement connections among various arts, and have fun learning movement skills that flow. We will follow principles at the core of all the arts: Follow the natural/ flow, that which comes from within./ As the lotus flowering rises/ above the mud of the river pools,/ vast, vast, vast/ Is Divine Wisdom.

 DIVINE WISDOM

Tai Chi group poem, Sept. 1, 2018

Solid to the ground strength
Emptying the mind
Enough
Flow from the center

Familiar old friend
My body
Compassion
To cherish


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