If interested in holding an event in Spectrum's space, please contact us!

ONGOING EVENTS

Community Acupuncture Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, from 1:30p - 2:15p, at The Spectrum Center
ON HIATUS for Summer -- Will resume on Tuesday, September 5th

Come De-Stress and De-Tox ~ Drop-Ins are Welcomed!
Needles placed into acupuncture points in the ear and on the arms, legs, hands and/or
head to bring healing, detoxification and ease
~ Suggested Minimum Fee - $20 per session ~
Treatments by Gretchen Van Fossan and/or Devorah Walder, Licensed Acupuncturists
For questions or to RSVP please email:
Devorah Walder, Devorahjoy@hotmail.com or Gretchen Van Fossan, spiritpathg@aol.com
Please note that near or on a holiday, sessions may be cancelled. Please email or call to confirm the session will be held.

EVENTS

True Friendship: Women's Meditation Circle
with Shira Oz-Sinai

Saturdays (monthly), 11:00a - 1:00p at The Spectrum Center
Dates: September 9 / October 7 / November 4 / December 2 / January 6 (2017-2018)

You're committed to a spiritual path of self-discovery and awakening. You integrate the teachings of yoga and meditation into your everyday life. You're practicing, noticing, and experiencing the benefits of awareness. Now what? Now's the time to dive in deeper, nourish interconnectedness, and
empower your unique self to shine.
Each monthly gathering begins with an instructive and heartfelt talk in which Shira delves into a selected critical teaching on the nature of presence, like tactics for working with the egoic self, how to unlock vulnerability in order to reveal self-acceptance, and seldom-discussed but common misconceptions about enlightenment (to name but a few past themes). While informative, each talk is delivered with unabashed sincerity and humor, incorporating timely pointers on seasonal changes from Chinese medicine, and personalized to draw on your own innate wisdom. Every gathering ends with a guided meditation in the style of iRest® Yoga Nidra (seated or lying down) for a chance to integrate and gather insights in support of your authentic self and what is currently unfolding in your life.
~ Cost: $200 total for a series of 5 sessions across 5 months. Includes free access to private webpage with session notes and Yoga Nidra meditation recordings for the duration of the series. ~

For more information and to register click here


Some of Our Past Events
 

'The Happy Brain' Lunchtime Therapy Group
to boost pleasure, positivity, and daily ease
with Elena Khazanova, LCPC, MEd
Previously -- Ongoing Fridays, from 12:00p - 1:00p, at The Spectrum Center
Can you grow through pleasure instead of hardship? Can you learn to be more positive and
at peace with yourself without working so hard at it?
Positive neuroplasticity means: changing the structure of your brain through experience. Generating and sustaining a “low grade” positive emotion for 15-20 seconds gradually re-wires your brain in the direction of positivity. The “stress response” neural structures get less sensitive, so you don’t overreact to the situations that do not threaten your survival. On the other hand, the “pleasure response” structures get sensitized, so you don’t miss the jewels of positive experience that fill our daily lives, if we only pay attention!
For more information about Elena click here

'Feeling is Healing' and Other Truths About Emotions
A Yoga Nidra Workshop
with Shira Oz-Sinai
Saturday, January 30th, 1:00p - 3:00p at The Spectrum Center
Through an insightful talk, heartfelt conversation, and inspired Yoga Nidra Meditation, we'll look at what emotions are made of, how they're viewed in yoga, and how we might bring about our own healing and happiness.
For more information about Shira click here

The Root Chakra Workshop
with Shira Oz-Sinai

October 3rd, Saturday, 10:00a - 2:00p at The Spectrum Center
This is an in-depth and experiential workshop focused on the first chakra, or energy center. Bringing attention to the first chakra, from the base of the spine down to the feet, as well as the emotions, images, and colors (among others) associated with it assists us in cultivating both physical and emotional stability, long-lasting resilience, an internal sense of safety non-dependent on outer circumstances, and grounded-ness. This is particularly useful if you experience constant or frequent lower back pain, if you're contemplating a major transition in life (like a change in or new home, job, relationship), if you're often preoccupied with finances and wish for easeful prosperity, if you frequently feel unbalanced (physically and emotionally) and fearful, or if you experience persistent worry and anxiety over day-to-day activities and situations.
For more information about Shira click here

The Second Chakra Workshop
with Shira Oz-Sinai

November 7th, Saturday, 10:00a - 2:00p at The Spectrum Center
This is an in-depth and experiential workshop focused on the second chakra, or energy center. Bringing attention to this center, together with the sensations, images, and experiences (among others) associated with it, assists us in cultivating a healthy flow--a flow of vitality, emotions, creativity, and give-and-receive in our connection with others. This is particularly useful if you've been examining your relationships, if you wish to attract what you really want in your life (career/love), if you've been stuck on or yearn to start a creative project, or if you experience pain/tension around the pelvis.
For more information click here

Healthy Can Be Simple ~ Natural Solutions and Green Cleaning
An Introduction to doTerra Essential Oils with Laura Farr

FREE Event ~ Saturday, May 16th,10:30a -1:00p at The Spectrum Center
Learn how to use essential oils to enhance physical, mental and emotional health. Did you know that essential oils can support the brain, heart, liver, muscles, joints, respiratory system, immune system, cognitive function, mood and more? Along with better dietary and exercise patterns, essential oils can contribute to disease prevention and better health.
For more information please email laurajill38@gmail.com.

Comforting Touch for Birth Doulas with Yiska Obadia
Sunday, May 17th, 1:00 - 5:00p at The Spectrum Center
This is a class for the doula of any experience level who wants to add more skillful touch to her bag of tricks! In this 4 hour workshop you will learn core principles of touch to help you provide satisfying comfort and even pleasure to your clients during labor. We will cover a variety of hands-on techniques you can apply immediately and you will leave feeling more confident about using touch to comfort and support your clients.
The workshop is DONA approved for 4 contact hours. Space is limited.
Learn more about Yiska here. Facebook event link click here.

Chakra Balancing Class: Movement, Healing Touch, Meditation, &
Conversation with Shira Oz-Sinai

Wednesdays, 1p - 2:15p (bi-weekly) at The Spectrum Center
Meets on: May 13, May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, and July 22 (Attend one or more)
No previous knowledge of the chakras necessary.
All you need to bring is your self (Oh yeah! And an exercise mat if you have one).
Drop-ins are $35. Early bird special (a week before class) is $30.
Lots more details and registration click here

The Complete Seva Stress Release Acupressure Workshop
with Shira Oz-Sinai

Saturday, March 21st, from 10:00a - 6:30p, at The Spectrum Center
The Seva Stress Release is a series of acupressure points in a particular sequence that is designed specifically to ease the human stress response and support overall well-being. In this dynamic, interactive, and comprehensive workshop, you will fully experience The Seva Stress Release through demonstration
and hands-on practice (on yourself). ~
For more information and to register click here

Celebrate the Spring Equinox
Reclaim Your Serenity: Mind, Body & Spirit

Friday, March 20th, 3:00p-7:00p at The Spectrum Center
Free Event ~ Open House

  • Meet and greet the practitioners
  • Enjoy free mini-treatments: try out the modality before booking a full-length appointment.
    Mini-treatments available include: Herbal consults, Holistic Nutrition consults, Acupressure, Jin Shin Jyutsu Acupressure, Craniosacral Therapy, Essences consults, and Auricular Acupuncture.
  • Speak to a practitioner about which modality would suit your needs
  • Enjoy refreshments in a calm, serene environment
  • Special spring packages available to new clients at event: bundle 3 treatments together at a discount. Packages offered include: Essences, Counseling, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Acupressure, Craniosacral Therapy, and Acupuncture. Other packages may be available on the day of the event.

  • And enjoy free mini educational sessions:
  • 3:15-3:45 - Elena Khazanova - Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): EFT (Tapping)
    is an acupressure-based technique that counteracts stress,
    melts away worry, calms frustration, relieves physical pain, and
    instills a sense of ease and well-being. It is quick to learn and
    easy to do. Elena has taught EFT to hundreds of people, and
    uses it on herself frequently, to enhance feelings of
    happiness and everyday ease.
  • 3:55-4:25 - Victoria Leatherwood - Essences: A Tool to Clear Out Winter Cobwebs
    and Plant Your New Idea Seeds
  • 4:35-5:05 - Beth Burke - Introduction to the I Ching: Change is the only constant.
    While change is often the source of fear, we can use the I Ching
    to engender and navigate change for personal and cultural
    transformation that resonates with life itself.
  • 5:15-5:45 - Suanne Sikkema - Nutritional Tips for the Springtime: Ideas on how to
    support your body with foods that increase vitality.
  • 5:55-6:20 - Rohan Jasani - Spring Herbal Detox & Cleanse Tips
  • 6:30-7:00 - Erica Lazaro -Spectrum's Light Work: At the exact time of the Spring Equinox,
    we will do a guided meditation to align our vision and energy
    with new life, creativity, health and light for the year ahead.
    In this quiet space, we will have a healing circle with
    a few practitioners doing energy healing.
  • For our lovely flier click here.

    Infant Massage with Miryam Weisberg
    Every Tuesday, Month of January, from 10a - 11a, at The Spectrum Center
    Miryam’s 4 week infant massage classes are small, baby led, and hands on. You’ll learn to use infant massage as a way of bonding with your baby, how to calm your baby and promote healthy sleep, as well as helpful tips for baby care from a certified postpartum doula.
    For more information and to register click here

    Fire Up the Winter Lights! with Carolyn Farnaroff
    Sunday, December 14, from 10a - 12p, at The Spectrum Center
    A complimentary workshop that will equip you with three easy ways to lighten your load and light up your heart. You will leave with the playbook for your personal 'A' game in hand!
    To view/ print the flyer click here
    For more information call Carolyn Fanaroff at 202-361-4165 or email cdfanaroff@gmail.com.

    Breastfeeding and Babywearing Workshop
    Sunday, October 5th, from 3p - 4:30p, at The Spectrum Center
    Get help from Miryam Weisberg to learn to combine these two skills and make life with your little one
    a little easier!
    For more information click here

    Introductory Animal Communication Workshop: Make the Connection
    Saturday & Sunday, September 27th & 28th, from 10a - 5p, at The Spectrum Center
    Carol Gurney guides you through a series of exercises that will allow you to explore
    the use of telepathy in communicating with animals.
    For more information click here ~ Email: admin@GurneyInstitute.com ~

    An Evening of Dream Work with Sheva Melmed, LCSW-C
    Wednesday, September 10th, from 7 - 9p, at The Spectrum Center
    ~ Experience the Magic of Bringing Dreams Into Conscious Mind ~
    If you are an avid dreamer, this is a place to learn how to harness the power of your dreams. If you do not dream but want to cultivate your dream relationship, this is a place to open the doors of your dream life.
    ~ Inquiries & to RSVP: simplydivine78@gmail.com ~

    Summer Solstice - Open House
    Friday, June 13th, from 1 - 6p, at The Spectrum Center
    ~ We will embrace the joy of the season as we learn and celebrate together ~
    For more information please click here.

    Chinese New Year - Open House
    Friday, January 31st, from 1:30 - 7p, at The Spectrum Center
    FREE treatments and education sessions ~
    For a listing of events on the day and to learn more about 'the year of the wood horse',
    please click here.

    Meridian Tapping (EFT) for Helping Professionals
    Sunday, January 19th, from 10a - 5p, at The Spectrum Center
    Meridian Tapping (EFT) is a powerful technique that can resolve physical pain and emotional distress in a matter of minutes. Understand the basics of diagnosis and treatment, and learn the simplest way to “get things moving” for resistant cases. Learn how to use it for yourself and your clients, explore specific protocols for physical and emotional pain, stress, trauma, and practitioner’s self-care.
    For course outline, registration and more information click here.


     
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