PVFA Summer Session 2 (Intro and Intermediate)
Weekly Wellness in Nature Class, Edward J Dryer Conservation Area
Discover how to calm your mind AND body, and invite clarity into your life by the simple act of being in nature.Join me, Tracie Beasley, Life and Nature-Based Coach as I share and support you in building the life changing practice of nature mindfulness and "inner tracking" into your life. Being in nature reduces stress hormones, lowers blood pressure, and literally allows our bodies to release the electric energies that they hold when in highly "wired" spaces. We will set the intention of releasing thoughts, emotions, and energy that may be holding you back, and experience how nature can transform you. You don't have to be a nature lover-in fact, this program IS FOR YOU if you and nature sometimes keep a safe distance apart because I'll be there to offer supportive safety and comfort tips. Each week with a spirit of curiosity and playfulness, new nature-centered mindfulness activities will be introduced as part of this unique group nature-based coaching experience. Each participants will pick their own special "spot" along the trail to breathe, relax, release and engage with nature for 20-30 minutes. Gentle guidance will be provided before and after this mini session to support your intentions, and awaken your awareness of what your nature experience is telling you about your life (often referred to as "the art of inner tracking". Attend one, a few or every week this spring and summer! In fact, similarly to yoga, physical exercise and similar practices, including nature mindfulness and inner tracking as a daily habit can create incredible positive change. Ages 10+ (Youth who can sit quitely on their own for 20+ minutes,and engage in the program are welcome.) Directions/What to Bring: something to sit on (blanket, yoga mat, raincoat). Waterproof shoes recommended. Water bottle, journal, bug spray optional). (Only heavy rain and thunderstorms cancel.) Park along the entry fence and on Terrace View and parking regulations allow. Meet at the entrance gate.Advanced Registration Encouraged, but Not Required. Sliding Scale Wellness Program "Drop In" Rate: $10-$15 per person per class. Ages 10+ (Youth who can sit quitely on their own for 20+ minutes,and engage in the program are welcome.) Ten Class "Punch Card" Ticket Rate: $80-$120 (Valid May-August, any family member may use.). (Sliding Scale is based on family income level. Some barter options available for those interested.)------------------------------About the Land: At 35 acres this is the largest of the Pascommuck holdings. It features a well marked and well maintained set of trails that enter from a parking spot along Terrace View Road. The trails go along the Manhan River and through a White Pine Mixed Hardwood forest. The property also includes a Major River Floodplain Forest and a “Red Maple Swamp”.Note: While this property is dog friendly, please leave your pets at home for this program, but feel free to bring them when you enjoy the property on your own!For those interested in making nature mindfulness and inner tracking a regular solo or family practice, one-on-one and group sessions are available.
When: Jul 19, 2018 4:30PM in Easthampton, MA
The Beggar's Opera Cabaret
Gina Kaufmann's raw and intimate adaptation of John Gay's 1728 comedy The Beggar's Opera (which satirizes operatic conventions, gender, class, etc.) Performed by a three-woman cast: Stephanie Carlson plays Polly Peachum and Mr. Lockit Nikki Wadleigh plays Lucy Lockit and Mr. Peachum Kyle Boatwright plays Mrs. Peachum and Macheath Musical Direction by Aaron Jones Costumes by Elizabeth Pangburn Eat, drink and laugh with us! $10 suggested donation at the door
When: Jul 19, 2018 7pm in Easthampton, MA