Souldish: NYC Events April 18 - 25
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=====Friday, April 18th=====
Seed Gallery Presents: head
Promoting awareness for hemp as fiber, fuel, and medicine presented by The Green Light Society, Tha Itis, DJ Urban & Mike Ferraro
239 Washington St
=====Also on Fridayh=====
Shamanic Healing Circle
All are welcome to experience shamanic techniques for healing with Mary Anne Flanagan. The monthly circle includes drumming, journeying, guided visualizations, and ceremony to create healing for ourselves, the community, and the Earth. Bring frame drum/rattle, water and any sacred object. Pre-Registration Required. Contact: Mary Anne Flanagan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.238.9726.
(6:30p – 8p, $20)
1133 Broadway, Suite 1020 (at 26th St.)
=====Also on Friday=====
Kirtan Rabbi @ IYI Kirtan Rabbi An Evening of Hebrew Interfaith Chanting
enjoy chants in Hebrew, which scientific studies have placed alongside
Sanskrit as a uniquely vibrational language. No prior familiarity with
Hebrew is necessary, and there is definitely no need to be Jewish! Some
chants will follow the beautiful, kabbalistic practice of welcoming
Queen Sabbath, and others will be based in short meditation techniques
to help establish the kavannah (the meditative intention of the chant)
and mystical teachings. Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, holds
regular Kirtans at IYI as well as around the country. A long-time
martial arts instructor with a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy, "Reb Drew"
laces his simple, alluring chants with meditation techniques and short
kabbalistic teachings. For more information:
(8 p, $10 donation)
Integral Yoga Institute
227 W13th St (7th & 8th Ave); 212-929-0586
=====Also on Friday=====
Made Event presents Ferry Corsten : Corsten's Countdown Tour @ Pacha NYC - April 18th
Made Event presents Ferry Corsten on the 'Corsten's Countdown Tour' landing at Pacha New York on Friday, April 18th. Known as the "architect, pioneer, and instigator" of trance music's global dominance, Ferry Corsten is also one of the world's top DJs and a tastemaker in the genre. The latter title can be best exemplified by his newest release Corsten's Countdown Mix, a digital only compilation available March 25 from Ultra Records that's based on his popular XM Radio show. Corsten's Countdown Mix is based on a one-hour weekly radio show that Ferry began in July 2007 introducing new tracks and playing his current favorite records while listeners vote on his website for the countdown show that airs at the end of each month. For this new release, Ferry has compiled the top featured tracks from the last year. The show is broadcasted every Wednesday night at 2pm EST US on www.di.fm and every Thursday at 12am EST on XM Radio.
(10p, $25) 18+ with Valid I.D.
Pacha New York
618 W46th St; 212.209.7500
=====Also on Friday=====
Friends, Romans, Countrymen (but especially Romans), April Fool's is upon us, and once again the only "tricks" I can think of are all major international crimes. It's all for the best, then, that I've got plans that night: an evening of storytelling with some other sweet speaking denizens of NY. And so, if you're trying to decide between hitting up a foreign bank (and calling "April Fools!" if caught) or sitting around the proverbial NY campfire (known as "beer"), choose the latter and join me for a night of autobiographical tales at Speakeasy on 4/1. For those who don't know, Wanderlust is about going out into the Sahara and demanding an epiphany. Any epiphany. Some proof that we're part of a grander story than the ones playing out inside our heads. Jean-Michele Gregory, the director, and (whoever wrote this) have developed the piece during performances in San Francisco, New York, and Westchester, and we're excited to see how it'll continue to evolve as we settle into one space for a while. Please come! And tell your friends about it. Our advertising budget is, you know, this email.
Fridays, April 18 & 25, May 2 & 9
The Barrow Group Studio Theatre
312 W36th Street, 3rd fl., between 8 & 9 Aves.
=====Saturday, April, 19th=====
Full Moon Celebration: Prayer, Drum and Dance at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Each month, Alex and Allyson Grey celebrate the Full Moon with an evening of wisdom, music, poetry and prayer from all traditions in the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. Dancing to the tribal sounds of NYC's most dynamic drum circle follows in the adjacent CoSMosis studio. If you have participated in Full Moon before, on any level, we welcome you back. If you have never been to Full Moon, we invite you to join us. Free admission for those who are willing to help with set up and take down. This is a family-friendly, drug and alcohol-free event.
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
(7:30-9:30p: Prayer/polytheistic variety program.9:30p-midnite: Drum & Dance, $10)
542 West 27 St. 4 Fl. btwn. 10th & 11th
=====Also on Saturday and Sunday===
The Healing Voice: Chanting, Ritual and Resonance with Jill Purce
Part of Brain Wave: Sacred Science a series of programs exploring how art, music, and meditation affect the human brain. Liberate your voice, your heart and your mind in an uplifting exploration of breathing, chanting, mantra and sonic meditations, sacred chants, trance healing, and shamanic ceremony. Discover and understand the power your voice has to free you from the fetters of negative thought patterns and anxieties. Develop breath and sound in ways that set parts of the body and mind into resonance while discovering the healing capacity of sonic massage. Working with ancient vocal purification practices learn to cleanse and tune the chakras and experience the nature of the radiant body. Enter subtle dimensions of reality through magical voice techniques, Mongolian overtone chanting. Work with powerful sonorous ritual to safely give up redundant parts of yourselves. Working with the voice as one of the most effective ways to empower your life, balance the mind and body and ultimately achieve enlightenment. Freeing the voice to find physical health and emotional joy and spiritual ecstasy. Jill Purce is recognized internationally as the pioneer of the sound healing movement. She has been teaching throughout the world for over 30 years. She rediscovered ancient vocal techniques, the power of group chant, and the spiritual potential of the voice as a magical instrument for healing. Jill has been a practitioner of Dzogchen for 30 years. Author of The Mystic Spiral and Overtone Chanting Meditations, she guides non-singers as much as international opera performers in their pursuit of the lost voice. This is a rare appearance in the US for Jill Purce Here's a clip of her with T McKenna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJdmTqRMvVM
(10a-5p, $245 wkend)
150 W 17th St.; 212 620.5000 ext. 344
=====Also on Saturday=====
'Shamanism is about not knowing - A Workshop with Christina Pratt
Literally, shamanism is about not knowing. It's about going to the spirits to ask. When Ms. Pratt teaches, it isn't academic, and she does not have a curriculum. This keeps the work vital and effective. She leads people into shamanism that's completely appropriate for the particular group gathered. She does real shamanic healing ritual-not the same ritual over and over. She dances and get others to dance with abandon from their souls, even if they're paralyzed by self-criticism, haven't moved their hips their entire lives, or are sitting in a wheelchair. You will leave understanding how, why, and when to use what you learn. You will be able to take it with you, to use in your life, to live in a way that honors and celebrates the wholeness and integrity of your soul. CHRISTINA PRATT is the director of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing. Her book, An Encyclopedia of Shamanism, was just released. She offers a four-year path of mastery called The Cycle of Transformation and teaches a popular graduate course on the Foundations of Shamanism at the University of Minnesota. She's a skilled healer of exceptional clarity, humor, and inspiration who deftly weaves her authentic shamanic experience, extensive training, and experience with shamans from Ecuador, Nepal, Tibet, and Africa into effective healing rituals for contemporary people. She frequently speaks for the American Holistic Medical Association and serves as the spiritual advisor to their Board.
The New York Theosophical Society
242 E53 St. Btwn 2 & 3 Ave; Trains: 'E' or 'V' (Lex & 53 ST. Station) & the #6 Train (Lex & 51 ST. Station)
212-753-3835 or 212-758-5521
=====Also on Saturday=====
Introduction to Energy Kinesiology; Techniques for Vital Living
Come join Ken Campbell, R N, NP-C, PKP for his Energy Kinesiology Workshop. Energy Kinesiology was developed by Bruce Dewe, a medical doctor, acupuncturist and applied kinesiologist, who was able to create a healthcare modality that did not require any medical credential and would therefore be widely accessible. Energy Kinesiology is a hands-on approach to wellness with an effective stand-alone technology that uses techniques for brain integration, muscle balancing, emotional stress release, energy re-balancing and identifying food intolerances. In this workshop, learn how this powerful set of tools can remove the barriers that prevent us from achieving our personal best. Topics covered in this workshop will include: acupressure techniques to correct energy imbalances; how to release old emotional patterns and mental blocks; ways to increase chi; how to stimulate lymphatic reflexes to remove toxins; and methods to improve brain integration. Note: This workshop does not require prior training. It is especially recommended for health professionals, but is open to all. Approved for CEUs
New York Open Center, 83 Spring St.; 212.219.2527
=====Tuesday, April 22nd & April 23rd=====
2nd Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebrations - Documentary Flim and Circle Ceremony The Sacred Run the lotus and the feather
Join Documentary Filmmaker Andrea Sadler and Mohawk Elder Rainbow Weaver with Native Elders from Ottawa Canada for a special film screening, storytelling and ceremonial healing circle. First Nation people from North America and Japan , joined by volunteers from 13 countries traveled 4,000 km along the Sea of Japan on a ceremonial run finishing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima . The filmmaker Andrea Sadler, joined this run, with camera in hand, to present a remarkable physical and spiritual journey of a diverse group of all ages who carried the simple message, that All Life is Sacred. A stunning visual portrait of individuals committed to promoting peace, encouraging respect for the earth and all life, and to sharing the rich cultural diversity of the human race. "With this film my intention is to inspire people to believe in their higher visions and to take positive action to create a better world" - Andrea Sadler. "I hear everywhere, sure, I want peace, but how? The Sacred Run, the lotus and the feather, provides a map, a marvelous map indeed! Take your passion for peace, sprinkle it with your interests and culture in a way that seduces others around the world to join in and embrace the love of all people, everywhere. Spread the word!" Patch Adams , MD , Founder of The Gesundheit Institute, Arlington , VA "The Sacred Run, the lotus and the feather" is one of the most inspiring, powerful awesome depictions of a sacred journey of hope, love and beauty. It reminded me of the hope and beauty and gift that it is to be alive at such a time as this." Pamela Rickenbach, www.dreamkeepers.net Proceeds of this event go to Dragonfly Films, Planet Heart and We, The World. Dragonfly Films is still recovering from the costs to make the film and this benefit will help them. Presented by Planet Heart in association with We, The World, Sound Healing Network, New Realities TV, All One Now Network, Healing Sounds Pioneer Jonathan Goldman, Good News Broadcast, Show Business Weekly, One Song One Life, & Meta Center
($10adv $15 dr, $10 student ID/Seniors)
7p-10p. Doors Open 6:30p
META CENTER – 214 W. 29th St , 16 FL
(Between 7th and 8th Avenue)
email@example.com Phone: 800-609-9202 x 1
=====Thursday, April 24th=====
An Introduction to Ayurveda with Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D.
Ayurveda is the ancient system of Indian natural health care, propounded over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda combines two Sanskrit roots--ayus, which means long life, and ved, science or knowledge meaning "the science of long life". Ayurveda asserts that nothing exists in isolation. Diet, environment, thoughts and emotion, and Nature's rhythms, all effect your health. Ayurveda holds that health is a dynamic state of harmony and balance of body, mind, and spirit. These lectures will explore the fundamental principles of Ayurveda and its practical application to conditions which affect modern industrialized civilization.
Tibet House Gallery
22 W 15th St # 2; 212.807.0563
=====Friday, April 25th=====
How to "Evolve Your Brain
Introduction Dr. Joe's work on how to "Evolve Your Brain. Part I of a-2 day Workshop. Dr. Joe is a star in "What the Bleep Do We Know?" and author of the bestselling book, "Evolve Your Brain." He has spent decades studying the human mind, how it works and how to re-program it to learn new skills, transform behavior patterns and heal the body and psyche. A rare opportunity to spend a day with this outstanding teacher, author and healer. Tonight is an introduction to Dr. Joe's work on how to "Evolve Your Brain." You will learn how to overcome the patterns of the past and create new neuro-nets of understanding and action. This is an interactive workshop with Dr. Joe Dispenza and will it will change your life! Price below is for Part I, Friday evening, at the MetaCenter, 214 West 29th Street.
(7 - 9:30p, $50)
214 W 29th St
Tickets are available at East West Living. Call the store at 212-243-5994 or register online.
=====Saturday, April 26th=====
JourneyDance™ with Toni Bergins Sensual Spring Budding Groove!!
Express your Funky, Divine, Sensual Being! Join the Dynamic creator of JourneyDance, Toni Bergins, in NYC for this special JourneyDance to celebrate and usher in the budding energy of spring: Feel your sensual aliveness as you cultivate your attitude of gratitude. This is an alcohol free event. "JourneyDance is better than 20 years of psychotherapy."
Atmananda Yoga Studio
324 Lafayette St.