NEW - 2018 Year of Sanctuary Workshops

Read below for details and click here to sign up to attend or lead workshops:
THE SHORT STORY:
Come together as a community in fun and playful events at our new office at 1684 East Gude Drive. You can also volunteer to lead a playshop by being the first to register for a slot that says TBA (to be announced). Lots of fun events in the works including Line Dancing, Lavender bath products and more. Dates are already scheduled for:

January 21st 11 AM -12:30 PM Dauna McCormick leads a Yoga Playshop

February 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 17th  6-7:30 PM Pam Marcus leads How to Knit (a washcloth sized work of art)

March 6 & 7 Joanna Lohr will teach a workshop on Ukrainian Egg Painting. These are unbelievably beautiful.

THE LONG STORY:

2017 was a difficult year for many of us and we at Massuage have resolved to make 2018 a better one. We are offering a new program called “2018 - a Year of Sanctuary”. 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 new "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 on our home page - 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. Click here to see the workshop openings and email to volunteer for one that fits your schedule.

While you're signing up to lead 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!