Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rally for Peace, March 15 in Lancaster

On March 15th Rally for Peace to Mark 5th Anniversary of the War
Sponsored by the Lancaster Coalition for Peace and Justice (
http://www.lancasterVOICE.org)Lancaster County citizens, veterans, religious groups, scholars, civil rights advocates, and civic organizations will gather for a potentially record breaking peace rally on the Fifth Anniversary of the start of the Iraq War at Binns Park and then march to Southern Market.
The Lancaster Coalition for Peace and Justice (LCPJ) will stress throughout the day that Lancaster residents need to hold our elected officials accountable in order to curtail massive budget cuts in social spending needed to pay for the military to return WW2 levels. In addition, officials must also be diligent in defending our civil liberties, the welfare of veterans and other US citizens, and the well-being of Iraqi and Afghan civilians.
Participants and feeder marches will converge on Binns Park at 12 noon. Speakers will include active-duty soldier and York native Bill Kohler, Pam Adams, step-mother of Lancaster born Brent Adams, a soldier killed in action in Iraq, Titus Peachey of the Mennonite Central Committee, and lastly John Schreck of the LCPJ will close the rally at Binns Park.
Ushers will then lead a march through the streets of Lancaster arriving at Southern Market by 2 PM. At this time, LCPJ will feature a live feed from the Winter Soldier program of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) (
http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier). At approximately 3 PM, Andy Hoover of ACLU PA will speak. Following Hoover will be the keynote speaker, Ms. Jana El Horr, a 2005 Fulbright Scholar of Iraqi-Lebanese descent and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. The day will end with a candlelight vigil on the old Courthouse steps at 7 PM commemorating all the lives lost on both sides since the beginning of post-9/11 military conflicts.
For more information on M15, please email
info@lancastervoice.org or contact one of the folks mentioned above.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Reiki Level 2 Class and Attunement

Attunement to Reiki II increases and enhances the amount of Universal Life Energy that flows through the body. While Reiki I works with healing of the physical body, Reiki II is used for mental and emotional healing as well as healing at a distance.

Experience the power of Reiki in this class being taught by Reiki Master, Marilyn J. Landis, at Radiance in downtown Lancaster.

* Review the History of Reiki
* Learn the Reiki II Symbols, their mantras and uses
* Initiation (Attunement) to the second degree of Reiki
* Guidance for mental, emotional and distance healings
* Instruction on preparing for Reiki III Master level
* Reiki II Certificate, after completion of this class

Prerequisite: Reiki Level I Attunement

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2009/span>

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm - You can purchase your lunch at market, or bring it with you!

Cost: $155.00

Location: Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, across the cobblestones from Central Market

RSVP is required by Tuesday, October 7. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required. Call 290-1517 to register. Class size is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Now is the Time... Be Present. A workshop with Siri Neel

Come in Truth, Come in Love, Come in Joy
Come in Doubt, Come in Fear, Come in Anger
Let our tears wash away the veil that prevents us from knowing who we are.
Be present with us.
Using the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan,
Let us be real with ourselves and each other that we might experience
the power of our humanness
the sacredness of our honesty
the joy of being in suniya (stillness)
Change is within us – we need nothing, no one.
Let us sit together and be one in that knowing, acknowledging ourself and each other.

Siri Neel Kaur Khalsa will lead us on this joyful journey, which will include a Kundalini Yoga class at noon, lecture/discussion, recipes, meditation and a vegetarian & mostly gluten-free lunch!

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2008
Time: 10am until 4:30pm
Cost: $75
This Kundalini yoga style workshop will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster.
Call Radiance, 290-1517, to register for this wonderful day.

“If you can not see God in all, you can not see God at all.” Yogi Bhajan

Siri Neel has been practicing yoga since 1968 and Kundalini Yoga since 1969. Long a beloved teacher in the central PA area, she has recently moved to the Southwest. She is a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer, Conscious Pregnancy Teacher & Teacher Trainer, SuperHealth Teacher & Teacher Trainer, Healer & Mentor.

“The entire society, in theory and reality, is based on the spirit of woman.” Yogi Bhajan

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Kundalini Yoga Classes

Amlomst since we opened, we've been offering 3 classes each week in Kundalini Yoga, taught by Padmani Kaur (Christine Cappabianca) at Radiance in downtown Lancaster. In general, we take a week off between sessions, so if I don't get this listing updated, please feel free to call for the dates of the next session.

The yoga of awareness, Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan combines pranayam (breathwork), mantra (sound), asana (postures), relaxation, and meditation in each class. This yogic technology will create harmony throughout your entire being. Kundalini Yoga can be experienced by all ages and fitness levels.

Six-week Tuesday session: 8:30am to 10am, beginning September 30, 2008

Six-week Thursday session: noon to 1:30pm, beginning September 25

Six-week Saturday session: noon to 1:30pm, current session ends October 4th and the next session begins October 11

$60.00 for each 6-week session or $12.00 per class. Drop-ins are welcome.

Classes are held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster (across from Central Market). Call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop by to register.

Things to bring to class: a natural fiber blanket or towel and/or a yoga mat. A pillow if it will help you sit with more comfort on the wooden floor. Dress in layers.

Christine Cappabianca (a.k.a. Padmani Kaur) has been practicing Hatha Yoga for ten years and teaching for six years. She discovered Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan at a yoga conference in New York City in 2002. The philosophy of tension release, increased energy, and feeling happier motivated Christine to study and teach Kundalini Yoga. She believes in a gentle approach to teaching so that the student can experience the beauty and benefits in the science of Kundalini. Through her teaching, she strives to embody what Yogi Bhajan says," It is the birthright of every human being to be healthy, happy, and holy." Christine is an I.K.Y.T.A. certified teacher as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with the Yoga Alliance.

It's a Sheet of Ice Out There!

It's looking less and less likely that we'll be opening the shop today at all.

It's supposed to warm up (well, to above freezing) later, so I'm expecting that we'll be there tomorrow without any trouble.

Outside my windows it's just ice & sleet. It looks almost pretty from in here, but I have no desire to be out in the mess. See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snow & Ice on the Way!

Well, it looks like we're going to get a winter storm starting this afternoon & into tonight! It's about time. This has been an almost snowless winter so far for us.

Anyway, there won't be a Tai Chi class tomorrow morning at noon. If you were planning to come, wait until Saturday at 2pm, or next Wednesday at noon.

The Deep Journaling class which was scheduled for 10am tomorrow has been postponed a week, and will be held at 10am next Wednesday, February 20 instead.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Tai Chi with David Haines this week!

Tai Chi
The Supreme Ultimate Exercise
With David Haines

Saturday, April 12, 2008 from noon until 1:30pm
This Level 2 class will take your practice to new depths and build on an existing practice, but is appropriate for anyone. Cost is $15
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 from 12:30 -1:30 pm
This Level 1 class is appropriate for everyone, with special attention to seniors. Cost is $12
Tai Chi is a sequence of postures that flow continuously from one to another with all the parts of the body moving in harmonious balance as if swimming through the air. It might resemble engaging an invisible opponent or moving against an imagined (although with practice it begins to feel quite real!) force.

Improved posture
Balance and coordination
Present-centered awareness
Revitalizes energy

Structure of class
Learn 4 postures
Practice Tai Chi principles
Warm up exercise
Closing meditation (Qigong)

Tai Chi classes will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St (across from Market in downtown Lancaster). Call 290-1517 to register.

Friday, February 1, 2008

No Hatha Yoga this morning

Due to the icy weather, there will be no Hatha Yoga class this morning. See you next week!