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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of January 20, 2020

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

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January 2020
 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction": Dawn Farm.

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Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction will be presented by Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP; Professor of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University.An expanding body of research highlights a strong relationship between substance use, substance addiction and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and substance addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. No registration is required.
Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. [map]



January 2020
 6:15-7:15 p.m 

"Eurythmy Movement Series": Great Lakes Anthroposophy.

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Eurythmy is a contemporary movement practice that brings mindfulness, felt sense and movement together. In this series we will explore themes related to expanding our awareness of space and shared humanity. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Our teacher, Claudia Fontana has been practicing and teaching Eurythmy for over thirty years internationally and locally. The WINTER 2020 SIX WEEK SERIES will take place on Wednesday Evenings 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. starting January 8, 2020 and costs $90 for the series. Please bring non skid, non marking slippers or shoes and wear comfortable clothing.
Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Avenue. $90. [map]



January 2020
 9 a.m. 

One-Day Amateur Radio Class: ARROW, U-M Amateur Radio Club.

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Description: Get your Technician Class amateur radio license in a day! Sponsored by ARROW and the University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club (W8UM), you will learn everything that you need to get your Technician Class amateur (ham) radio license. The instructor is Dan Romanchik, KB6NU. Class will start promptly at 9:00 am and run until 3:30 pm, at which time the Technician Class license multiple choice exam will be given. Time is allotted for breaks; soda machine available, please bring your lunch or snacks. The class is open and free to all high school and college students with a valid student I.D. card. Registration fee for the general public is $25. Go to to register, or send $25 via PayPal to: Class size is limited, early registration is advised.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Building, 1301 Beal Ave. $25. 734-930-6564. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon & 2-5 p.m. 

"White Tara Workshop": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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WHITE TARA is the manifestation of the compassion and wisdom activities of the enlightened, often referred to as the feminine principle of Buddhahood. While Tara is loved and honored throughout the Buddhist world, you need not be Buddhist to participate in this workshop. White Tara meditation practice is particularly associated with healing and long life.
DEMO RINPOCHE went to Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod at the age of five, and spent nearly 30 years in meditation, debate, memorization, philosophy, and composition under the Dalai Lama's direct supervision. Rinpoche received the highest monastic degree of Geshe Lharampa from Gelugpa University in India in 2011. He continued his studies at Gyume Tantric College of Higher Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala. He received his Master's Degree in Inter-Religious Engagement from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2018. Currently based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he serves as the Resident Spiritual Advisor at Jewel Heart.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. $60-$75. 7349943387. [map]

 2:30 p.m. 

"Mindful Decluttering 6 -Week Course": Simplicity Works Organizing and Mindful Awakenings Wellness Coaching.

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A professional organizer and a life coach will help you complete a home decluttering project with hands-on skills and a mindful approach.
About this Event
Has a home decluttering project been stuck on your to-do list?
Would you like to work through it with the support of a professional organizer and a coach-without the expense of one-on-one sessions?
Are you curious about how a mindful approach can help you declutter with more calm, clarity, and lasting results?
Three 90-minute group classes: Jan 25, Feb 8, and Feb 22
*Preregistration required by Jan 15
2 hours of one-on-one coaching
Membership in private Facebook group and ongoing support via text or email
Molly Boren, Certified Professional OrganizerŪ and founder of Simplicity Works Decluttering and Organizing Services
Julie Woodward, MSW, Life Coach and founder of Mindful Awakenings; Mindfulness Instructor and cofounder of Mindful City Ann Arbor
Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Drive, Ann Arbor, 48105. $275. 734-657-6605. [map]



January 2020
 Noon  Free! 

"Kitchen Coaching": Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer A2 Saline.

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Planning to make some changes in your eating in 2020? Here's your chance to do it with the help of health coach Liza Baker -for FREE! Join us at noon every Sunday in January at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer A2 Saline Rd for a presentation, a grocery store tour, and time for Q+A. And between 1-2pm, Liza will be holding drop-in office hours-curious about health coaching? Stop by to chat!
Kitchen Coaching Series:
1/5 What's the best way to eat? (It's a trick question)
1/12 Label Reading 101
1/19 Going (more) plant-based
1/26 Thriving Without Certain Foods (gluten, dairy, sugar...)
Find out more about Liza Baker here:
Simply: Health Coaching
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer Ann Arbor Saline Rd, 3145 ANN ARBOR SALINE RD. Free. 7343698697. [map]

 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

Wu Style Tai Chi.

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Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi with Marilyn Feingold. Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this 'soft style' martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Suggested donation $5. Drop ins welcome.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Donation. 734-994-3387. [map]

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