Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lunar Yoga for the Imbolc Season with Sarah Yukie Gingrich

Lunar Yoga for the  Imbolc Season
With Sarah Yukie Gingrich
Thursdays, 1/30/14 thru 2/27/14, 6-7pm

In the summer we are nourished by the yang or masculine Sun’s radiance and heat. In the fertile darkness of February, the midpoint of the Winter solstice and the Spring equinox, we must call on the restorative power of the yin or feminine moon. In the festivals of this month the Romans honored Juno, the goddess who represented breastfeeding and childbirth while t he Celts celebrate Imbolc or Oimilk. Imbolc means womb and oimilk refers to the milk of the sheep. In the bitter cold of February, the milk of the sheep meant life-giving sustenance. The festival was celebrated with candles honoring the coming of the light of incipient Spring.

Just as farmers plant their seeds during the new moon, we will meet for a full cycle, from new moon to new moon to celebrate and cultivate our ability to nourish and sustain from within.

Join Sarah Gingrich for this inspiring, nourishing yoga. We will share a grounding, connecting, lunar vinyasa with elements of meditation, chanting, sharing, and journaling. Bring your yoga mat, a journal and pen. To honor the spirit of inner generation in the darkness, room is not overly warm, wear layered comfortable clothes for movement.

Classes will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster, PA, across the cobblestones from historic Central Market.  To register, call Radiance at 717-290-1517, or stop in.  Cost for the 5-class series is $50, or $15 drop-in fee.

Sarah Yukie Gingrich found the breath and flow of yoga as a young child and continues to create that same playful, open spirit into her teaching and practice. A teacher of teachers, she brings the lineage and discipline of Bikram, the power and clarity of Baptiste, and the fluid, creative inspiration of Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow into her instruction.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Radiance is Open Today and Tomorrow

Along with many other downtown businesses, we will be open until 5pm today, and from 9:30 until 2 tomorrow.  Come see us!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Kirtan with Poet Storyteller, John Terlazzo

A Special Evening of
As well as Original Songs,
Poems & Folktales

Friday, February 21st at 7PM
Radiance, 9 West Grant St., Lancaster, PA.
Pay as you wish donation

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Elder: Magic, Myth and Medicine

  Elder: Magic, Myth & Medicine
With community herbalist, Sarah Preston
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 1-3:30pm

Elder (Sambuccus nigra or canadensis) has long held a place of importance in herbal traditions of both North America and western Europe.

In this class, we will look at contemporary and historical uses of Elder, and explore some of the mythology surrounding it. Elder is a wonderful remedy for colds and flu, as well as a daily tonic to prevent those viruses from invading our homes. We will discuss the history and healthful properties of Elder, and we will make a batch of Elderberry syrup together. You will go home with a small bottle of Elderberry syrup and recipe ideas, and the confidence to make syrup yourself!

Cost for this class is $30.

Class will be held in the classroom at Radiance.  To register call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop by the shop at 9 W Grant St, in downtown Lancaster, right across the cobblestones from Central Market. 
Sarah Preston is a community herbalist in Lancaster, PA, and is owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC.  She says, “Being an herbalist is a natural extension of my life-long love of plants, trees and wild places, and my interest in natural healing, which was instilled in me by my mother.  I see herbalism as a lifelong learning process.  My spirituality deeply informs my work with herbs, just as my work with herbs informs my spirituality.   I see the Earth as the living body of the Goddess, and all living beings as parts of her body.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Plant Spirit Botanical Sketching

Plant Spirit Botanical Sketching
Do you love plants?  Would you like to draw them? 

Led by local artist, Elisabeth Weaver, we will view plants in their dormant winter state, and portray their form, personality and spirit through drawing.  Join us in the classroom at Radiance as Eli teaches a variety of ways to observe, draw and document plants as a way of building deeper relationships.  All levels are welcome; the class will be geared toward beginner to intermediate skill levels.

All classes will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., just across the cobblestones from historic Central Market in downtown Lancaster, PA.  To register call Radiance, 717-290-1517, or stop by the shop. 

Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30pm
          January 15, 22 & 29, 2014
Bring to class: your sketchbook (5x7 or 9x12), pencils, erasers, colored pencils, markers or crayons.

$ 70.00 for the series of three classes or $25 for each individual class.

Elisabeth Weaver is a community-based artist, educator and plant lover.  She is co-founder of Lancaster Farmacy, a local medicinal herb farm.  She has taught art in schools and community settings, facilitating mural painting, block printing and botanical drawing.  When not busy at the farm or making herbal medicines, she enjoys playing music and spending time in the woods with her partner and new baby.  Check out some of the work she has done on her web site