Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kundalini Yoga Schedule for April, May & June

The yoga of awareness, Kundalini Yoga 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 sessions: 8:30am to 10am
April 14 thru May 19
June 2 thru July 7

Six-week Wednesday sessions: 7pm to 8:30pm
April 8 thru May 20, workshop on May 13
June 3 thru July 8

Six-week Saturday sessions: Noon to 1:30pm
May 2 thru May 30 (5-week session)
June 13 thru July 25, no class July 4

$12.00 per class or $ 60.00 for a 6-week session. Missed classes must be made up within the current session. No carryover from session to session. Drop-ins are always welcome!

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

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 loosely and in layers.

Padmani Kaur (Christine Cappabianca) practiced Hatha Yoga for 9 years & taught for 5 years. The philosophy of tension release, increased energy, & feeling happier motivated her to then study & teach Kundalini Yoga (2 years now). She believes in a gentle approach so that each student can experience the beauty & benefits in the science of Kundalini. Christine is an I.K.Y.T.A. certified teacher as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with the Yoga Alliance.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

We're Turning Out for Climate change!

Radiance has signed up for Earth Hour in 2009. This Saturday, March 28th, from 8:30 to 9:30pm, we will turn out non-essential lighting and join millions across the globe in sending a strong message to our national and world leaders that we must take action now on global climate change.

Join us. Find out how you can turn out and take action on climate change by visiting the EarthHour web site at www.EarthHourUS.org.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Into the Woods, an exhibit of Greta James' portraits of Nature Spirits

Lancaster-based artist Greta James will exhibit her work for the first time locally at Radiance! We will host an artist reception for Lancaster’s First Friday, April 3rd, and will also be open for Spring Artwalk, April 18 & 19. The exhibit will hang in our gallery through the end of May.

Greta James lives in a magical tree house in the enchanted woods of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Here in her woodland garden, she paints portraits of Nature Spirits and shares their messages with those that would like to hear. Her work has been published nationally and internationally by Harper Collins, and Ilex Press, and she has been named Artist of the Year, by veteran Faerie Artists Brian and Wendy Froud.

“My inspiration comes from nature, myth and fairytale. Each one of my paintings is a meditation for me. I find that when I spend time in nature, that there are beautiful messages all around me showing me how to live and bringing me back to center. I hope my paintings serve as reminders of our connectedness to earth, and the wonderful way that nature communicates with us.”

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Let's Make Dream Pillows

Wednesday, March 25 from 12:05pm til 12:50
Bring your lunch to this noontime class!

A dream pillow is a small pouch filled with herbs, which have been selected to stimulate dreaming. It is a simple magical spell, or gentle prayer, for your desires in regard to your sleep and dreams.

Tina Sams, editor of the Essential Herbal magazine, and I (Sarah) will talk about the qualities of some herbs used in dream pillows, so that you can choose the herbs that will give you the sort of dream experience you are looking for, whether it is more restful, more vivid, psychic, even escape from nightmares. Each participant will leave with a dream pillow that they've made themselves.

Cost for the class is $16, & includes materials.
Call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop by to register, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Let's Make Lip Balm!

Bring your lunch & learn to make lip balms in this noontime class! We’ll discuss oils, waxes and how to use essential oils for flavoring. We’ll share secrets of the trade, & you’ll go home with a pot of lip balm that we’ve made in class.

Sarah Campbell, herbalist & owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth and Tina Sams, editor of The Essential Herbal Magazine, will facilitate this fun class, which will be held on Wednesday, March 18, from 12:05 until 12:50.

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St (across from Central Market). Stop in, or call 290-1517 to register. $15 for the class includes all materials.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Rhythm for your Soul

Come explore the ancient rhythms within yourself! Rhythm for Your Soul will lead you through story of the djembe drum, the basics of how to play the djembe and dunun drums (a type of drum from West Africa), and how to put the techniques together to learn ancient traditional rhythms and songs. Just like other instruments, these drums have notes that are combined to play music. We will work on the sounds of the notes and will play music that you can play alone or with other drummers. Whether you are a beginner drummer or an experienced one, join us to discover or improve your own sound on the drum, and to create music in community with others.

Classes are for all ages of drummers and all skill levels.

When: Usually the 3rd Saturday of the Month
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
Cost: $15 per class, plus $2 for drum rental if you need one
Where: Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster (across from Central Market)
How to Register: Contact Radiance 717-290-1517
Dates: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 11, May 16

If you don't have a djembe, dunun (barrel-shaped stick drum), or ashiko drum, you can rent a djembe for $2 (technique instruction is focused on these drums, but you may also bring frame drums to play during the rhythms). Please request rental drums ahead of time for each class.

Classes Led by Tammi Hessen, a Lancaster-based drummer who has been studying in the West African hand drum tradition of djembe. She has traveled to Africa to study drumming there, studies under djembe master Mamady Keita, and Master Drum Maker/Cultural Educator Baile McKnight. She has also studied with Menes Yahuda, Salim Ajanku of Sankofa Dance Theater, Mahiri Keita, Ubaka Hill, and other drumming instructors who travel around to teach. Tammi has been working with Ubaka Hill as her teaching assistant at the Michigan Women’s Music Festival, and recently recorded on Ubaka’s 3rd CD, “Beyond the Wind” and played at the CD Release concerts. Tammi began teaching Bumbada! Women Drumming classes in Baltimore Maryland in 2003, and the program continues to grow. She also has a performance group that plays for various events locally. You can contact Tammi directly for more information about the ongoing drumming classes in Baltimore, Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg areas, or for private lessons.

Tammi currently teaches classes in Lancaster, Reading, Harrisburg, and Baltimore, and drums for local West African Dance Classes. For more information, www.tammihessen.com