Come together as a community in fun and playful events at our office at 1684 East Gude Drive. You can also volunteer to lead a playshop - just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas. Lots of fun events in the works including Line Dancing, Yoga with poetry and more. Dates are already scheduled for:
June 19th 6:30-7:30 Claudia presents introduction to belly dance
in a fun and playful way. No dance experience necessary. It will be great exercise and help you reconnect with your body, femininity and sensuality. It is low impact, very gentle on the back and joints. Most importantly, it is fun!! Please wear comfortable exercise clothing and plan to dance barefoot (or in ballet slippers if you prefer). Register here
May 24th 7-9 PM. Alcohol Tile Painting- Easy and fun craft. You'll create beautiful tiles to be used as coasters or under your plants. Isabelle and Geri will lead us in this creative exploration. It is easy to start over at any point before the final fixative is sprayed on so there is no pressure!
Past fun times have included:
Local Artists Show and Sale - December 1st from 10 AM - 2 PM Art by local artist Patricia Dubroof, pottery, jewelry, bath and body products, stocking stuffers from small businesses, aromatherapy products and more!!
January 21st 11 AM -12:30 PM Dauna McCormick leads a Yoga PlayshopFebruary 3rd 3-4:30 PM Alice Langholt leads Self Care in 30 Seconds a Day
February 5th 7:15 - 8:45 Line Dancing with Chris Sasiela
February 16th - 6-7 PM Guided relaxation meditation. End the week with some peace and a discussion of signs of spring!
March 3rd - Vision board workshop with Tina Smith - Envision a whole new world for yourself and others. $40 fee covers all materials
March 6th - 6-9 PM Joanna Lohr taught a workshop on Ukrainian Egg Decorating. These are unbelievably beautiful. Both nights were full!
April 28 at 3:00 PM Essential Oils 101 Playshop - explore the many uses of plant based oils for health and wellness.
Line dancing with Chris - back by popular demand. May 7th and/or May 21st at 7:15
STRESS Management with Linda Finegan - May 12th at 11 AM
FREE yin yoga class Wednesday, September 12th at 6 PM with Lee.
Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath Meditation, October 19th, 7-8 PM
Reiki Level One Training with Kim January 26th and 27th $175
Lavender Playshop Sunday, October 21st 10 AM-1 PMUkrainian Egg Decorating, March 20th - 5:30-8:30 PM
Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bath Meditation, March 8th, 2019, 7-8 PM
Make a donation - Help support attendance by those who can't afford to pay
THE LONG STORY:
Our hope is to build an inclusive, welcoming community as a safe place for people to join together in a wide variety of activities. We will host many of these events, in our "playshop" space at 1684 East Gude Drive in Rockville. In order for this wonderful idea to come to fruition, however, we will need your help. Here are just a few of the ways you can pitch in:
Financially you can help by donating $ using the donation button above - any amount is appreciated. This beautiful workshop space costs over $100 per day in rent and utilities. We would like to keep the events on a donation-only basis so no one feels excluded by an inability to pay. We would also like to compensate our leaders for their valuable time. Anything you can contribute will help.
Even more importantly, you can agree to lead a workshop. Share your passion, skills and abilities with others and this community will flourish. Activities will be as varied as possible hoping to SPARK - :
ENERGY: REIKI, Tai Chi, Qi Gong
CREATIVITY: Painting, Ceramics, Jewelry Making, Crafts, Origami, Artoga
MUSICAL TOGETHERNESS: Sing-Alongs, Drumming, Performances of Original Music, Karaoke, Ukulele
HEALTHY EATING: Soup Swaps, Nutrition Planning
WELLNESS: Self Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Acupressure for Stress Relief
MINDFULNESS: Yoga Nidra, Meditation
COMMUNITY: Game Nights, Jigsaw Puzzling, Movie Night
MOVEMENT: Line Dancing, Juggling, Qi Gong, Yoga, Free Dance
PLAYFULNESS: Balloon Animals, Kite Making
This is just a framework - Anything else you can propose as a group activity is welcome!! The sky really is the limit. I'm sure you can find yourself somewhere on that list. We have over 100 slots available and we only need you to volunteer for one of them.
While you're thinking about leading a playshop please consider signing up here to attend a few and support our other leaders!
The only rules so far are:
Everyone should be welcome and comfortable attending. (Kid friendly events will be included but mostly these will be for adults)
No cell phones or other electronic devices unless they are a part of what you're sharing
No political discussion please
No blatant self promotion (although leaders will be allowed to have literature and business cards on a table by the door)
Please, please join with us to make this year special and to connect with others in our community!!
CLICK HERE to see what is planned so far!