‘A Taste of Mindfulness’ with Mark Dannenfelser
Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 2 – 4.30 pm
Location: 8450 Valemont Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350
Suggested donation: $35
Join us for an afternoon of mindfulness meditation and stress reduction. Experience the core practices of mindfulness and their application to stress reduction, self-reflection and the mobilization of inner resources to support optimal health, healing, personal growth and an increased quality of life.
Mindfulness practices are evidence-based mind-body practices, informed by ancient wisdom traditions, that can lead to greater flexibility and fluidity, helping you to experience a more balanced, adaptive, insightful and healthier life.
Our half-day workshop will include sitting meditation, mindful movement, and group dialogue. Appropriate for all levels, beginners welcome.
Bring your yoga mat and some water. A healthy snack will be provided!
Mark Dannenfelser is founding director of the Mindfulness Center of Atlanta where he teaches mindfulness meditation and offers psychotherapy to treat stress, anxiety and trauma, as well as to assist those impacted by cancer. He is adjunct lecturer in the graduate theology program at Spring Hill College, teaching psychology and spirituality to spiritual directors in training. Mark is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a registered yoga teacher (200), a commissioned presenter of the Centering Prayer Method and a certified spiritual director.
For more information: www.mindfulnesscenteratlanta.com
Suggested Donation: $35
To register, please email Sue Chase at email@example.com
Surviving War : Ensuring Peace
A conversation with The Lost Boys of Sudan
Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 7 - 9.30 pm
Location: Congregation Gesher L'Torah, 4320 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022
A conversation with The Lost Boys of Sudan, Majok Marier and Ngor Kur Mayol, and author Estelle Ford-Williamson. Discussion to be facilitated by Rabbi Michael Bernstein of Congregation Gesher L'Torah, in recognition of April being Genocide Prevention and Awareness month.
Two young men, Majok Marier and Ngor Kur Mayol, were children when they were thrown into conflict and forced from their villages in the 1980s. Northern Sudan, of which their southern Sudan was a part, tried to enforce Sharia law throughout the country, and met resistance from the mostly Christian and traditional-animist religion tribes in the south. The long war finally ended, and the country, South Sudan, is now challenged by conflict between followers of former Vice President Riek Macher against the elected South Sudan government led by Salva Kiir.
Majok Marier has written his story with Estelle Ford-Williamson, an Atlanta area author, entitled Seed of South Sudan: Memoir of a “Lost Boy” Refugee. The book is to be published by McFarland Publishers in May 2014. It is the most extensive book on the Lost Boy experience since South Sudan was created in 2011. Ngor Kur Mayol is now a visionary for a major project to build schools in his home state, Unity State, South Sudan, in the border area with northern Sudan.
PLEASE RSVP to Sue@neshamainterfaithcenter.org so we can plan for numbers accordingly.
Introducing a new series, looking at multiple faith traditions:
Dive Into ..... The Baha'i Faith
Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 6 - 9 pm
Location: The Johns Creek Baha'i Center, 10690 Jones Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Save the date and plan to join us for an Introduction to the Baha'i Faith. The evening will include speakers from the Baha'i community, group conversation, music and a light supper.
More details to be posted soon.
To register, please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Soul Food Workshop with Belinda Ossip, CHHC, AADP
Sunday, June 1, 2014, from 6 - 9 pm
Location: 8450 Valemont Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350
The first in a new series of four workshops throughout the year, tied into the seasons ..... Belinda will look at the foods of summer and how they can nourish us 'mind body and soul'.
Belinda Ossip, CHHC, AADP received her training as a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Belinda is passionate about delicious, healthy, nutritious food and the pleasure of sharing it with others. Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and knowledge of different dietary theories, she works with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. As a holistic health coach, she provides the tools, techniques and the truth about how you can take care of yourself -- in ways that work best for you, to boost your health, your well-being, and your total joy for life! Belinda draws from her clients' nutritional, physical, emotional and behavioral assessments as well as a wide range of approaches to nutrition and wellness. Her approach is not about denying ourselves the foods we love. Rather, it is about looking at the big picture, delving into our imbalances and incorporating the nutrients and life practices that we are missing in order to be healthy - mind, body and soul.
We will gather at 6pm, but the formal program will begin at 6.30pm. A light supper after a demonstration by Belinda is included in the evening's program.
Investment: $20 per person
RSVP to Sue at email@example.com to reserve a spot - places are limited, so reply early!