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Free Seated Massage in the Park 11:30 am
Free Seated Massage in the Park @ Caroline Freeman Park
Sep 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Enjoy 10 minutes of bliss, with a free seated massage in downtown Bethesda. Licensed massage therapists from PMTI will be providing the massages. This event is being sponsored through a partnership between Natural Awakenings and ...
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Sacred Munay-Ki Initiation: An Intensive Weekend 6:00 pm
Sacred Munay-Ki Initiation: An Intensive Weekend @ East Meets West Yoga
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sept 3 10am-5pm and Sept 4 12–6pm.  Receive all nine Rites of the Munay-Ki, inspired by the shamanic healing rites of the high Andes Mountains of Peru. Participants must attend all three days to complete the initiation.
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Trager Tools for Massage Therapists 9:00 am
Trager Tools for Massage Therapists
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The major activities of the session are Mentastics, teaching of the principles of Trager and demonstrations and experiences of the tablework. 8 CEUs.
Open Fireside Chat Awakening Circle 7:30 pm
Open Fireside Chat Awakening Circle @ Samsara House 2023
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm
Co-founders of DC Awakening Collective, Cullen Kowalski and Bennett Crawford would like to share with you direct experiences with meditation in the context of full-time embodied awakening, open heart mutuality, deep healing and shadow work.
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Spiritual Healing Certification 10:00 am
Spiritual Healing Certification @ Rising Phoenix Holistic Center
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Understand the different aspects of your healing ability and how to step into the role of a healing channel in the tradition of Harry Edwards, one of the most renowned spiritual healers.
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World Day of Prayer 2016: Discover the Power We Are: Unleash Your Divine Potential 7:00 pm
World Day of Prayer 2016: Discover the Power We Are: Unleash Your Divine Potential @ Unity of Gaithersburg
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 8:30 pm
Through Sept 8. Join us for our annual 24-hour prayer event. The opening service on Wednesday evening sets the tone for our prayer and meditations over the next day. A meditative closing service is on ...
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Free Seated Massage in the Park 11:30 am
Free Seated Massage in the Park @ Caroline Freeman Park
Sep 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Enjoy 10 minutes of bliss, with a free seated massage in downtown Bethesda. Licensed massage therapists from PMTI will be providing the massages. This event is being sponsored through a partnership between Natural Awakenings and ...
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 6:00 pm
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training @ The Mindfulness Center
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Through Sept 11. This program is perfect for the avid yoga student who wants to become a yoga teacher or anyone that wants to deepen their personal practice.
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Friday Lecture Series 6:30 pm
Friday Lecture Series
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Deliver workshops that bring in clients. We’ll talk about how to create the right presentation to market your business, convert more clients and earn more money. All are welcome, bring your family and friends.
Mind-Body for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain-(M364) 6:30 pm
Mind-Body for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain-(M364) @ The Mindfulness Center
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Through Sept 10. Be guided deep into the realms of personal awareness and integration. As the practitioner, learn to deepen your practice and learn to guide others to do the same.
Gong Medicine Journey 7:00 pm
Gong Medicine Journey @ Nourishing Journey
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm
Through the intense vibrations of the sound, the body and mind are able to relax and surrender to the healing energies of the gong and as the waves of sound wash over participants, a deep ...
Singles Sangha 7:00 pm
Singles Sangha @ The Center for Mindful Living
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A welcoming community of people who gather to experience a shared connection with others who are, by choice or by circumstance, single at this time in their lives. All varieties and ages of single people ...
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Bikram Yoga Ivy City First Anniversary Celebration
Bikram Yoga Ivy City First Anniversary Celebration @ Bikram Yoga Ivy City
Sep 10 all-day
Through 5:30pm. Join us to celebrate Bikram Yoga Ivy City’s first anniversary which will feature a day of prizes, SWAG and classes including Bikram yoga, hot Pilates, hot barre, Kundalini, LifeStretch, self-defense workshop and our ...
Restoring Foods for Healing 1:00 pm
Restoring Foods for Healing @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Chef Laura Pole to discover foods that help the body’s natural cleansing systems and learn how to prepare foods to nourish healthy microorganisms.
Circle of Light – Sound and Light Immersion 6:30 pm
Circle of Light – Sound and Light Immersion @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
We will be guided on a meditative journey through the chakras along with a transmission of chakra specific, vibrational frequencies of sound, crystal energies and color show. Diane Black will activate a Selenite Crystal grid ...
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Children’s Sangha 4:15 pm
Children’s Sangha @ The Center for Mindful Living
Sep 11 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
For 5-to-12-year-olds, accompanied by parents. The class provides young children with a Buddhist framework to explore their inner life, understand the causes of emotional stress and develop peace, wisdom and kindness.
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Restorative Movement Workshop 12:00 pm
Restorative Movement Workshop @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Better understand your body through the Feldenkrais Method to improve posture, reduce pain, find balance, lower stress and more.
Laughter Yoga 6:30 pm
Laughter Yoga @ Arlington Central Library Auditorium
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Please join us for a playful and fun practice that has been proven to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system. The session ends with a silent meditation.
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Moving Dialogues 6:30 pm
Moving Dialogues @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance Kelly King to shed light on individual personal experiences through physical movement and expression. Prior dance experience is not required.
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Free Seated Massage in the Park 11:30 am
Free Seated Massage in the Park @ Caroline Freeman Park
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Enjoy 10 minutes of bliss, with a free seated massage in downtown Bethesda. Licensed massage therapists from PMTI will be providing the massages. This event is being sponsored through a partnership between Natural Awakenings and ...
Beyond Books 12:30 pm
Beyond Books @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Sep 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Author Wendy Miller joins us to discuss her book, Sky Above Clouds: Finding Our Way through Creativity, Aging, and Illness. There will be discussion to share opinions, experiences and hope in a supportive environment. The ...
Learn to Read Your Akashic Records 7:00 pm
Learn to Read Your Akashic Records @ Bonita Woods Wellness Institute
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Also Sept 29th, Oct 6th, 20th and 27th. Learn to access your Akashic Records and become fully acquainted with yourself.
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Harvest Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse Healing Ceremony 7:00 pm
Harvest Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse Healing Ceremony @ Be Here Now Yoga DC
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us to honor the beauty of this moon. The event will include Shamanic drumming, guided meditation, community love and more.
Living Blame-Free 7:00 pm
Living Blame-Free @ Peace Circle Center and Capital NVC (Address provided upon registration.)
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Through Sept 18. Francois Beausoleil, CNVC trainer will offer a Blame Free State Intensive exploration over two weekends in Sept and Nov 2016, on the processes that he has built to explore what you personally ...
Sound Medicine Journey Through the Chakras 7:30 pm
Sound Medicine Journey Through the Chakras @ East Meets West Yoga
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Guided by a lush array of instruments and the voice, participants will visit each of the chakras as they are bathed in the nourishing vibrations of music, mantra and sacred healing songs.
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Restorative Deep Tissue Hot Stone Therapy 9:00 am
Restorative Deep Tissue Hot Stone Therapy @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
This hot stone training is designed to educate licensed body workers in the procedure of using stones effectively with massage therapy. 16 CEUs.
The Art of Touch: An Introduction to Shiatsu 9:00 am
The Art of Touch: An Introduction to Shiatsu @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Through Sept 18. Incorporate shiatsu routines into participant’s existing bodywork sessions using shiatsu techniques and principles.
The Foundations of Organic Gardening Course 9:00 am
The Foundations of Organic Gardening Course @ Prior Unity Garden (a short walk to the Vienna Metro)
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Don’t wait another year to make your organic garden dreams come true and be a savvy and successful gardener! Starts now. Fun workshops, no-homework.
Build Your Psychic Skills: The Short Course 10:00 am
Build Your Psychic Skills: The Short Course @ Rising Phoenix Holistic Center
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
In this class, you will learn how the psychic part of your mind functions, experience fun and easy exercises to strengthen your intuition and get tips on how to set aside your conscious mind crutch.
Free Bollywood Dancing Class 10:00 am
Free Bollywood Dancing Class @ Elm Street Park
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us in downtown Bethesda for a one-hour class. Doonya is an opportunity to celebrate the body as you get your daily cardio with the energy and expressions of Bollywood-inspired music and dance. This is ...
Healthy Living Expo 11:00 am
Healthy Living Expo @ Unity of Fairfax
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Natural Awakenings and Unity of Fairfax bring you the best in natural health, creative and balanced living. Attendees will have the chance to learn from some of the area’s best natural health proponents, makers of ...
The Power of Healing Sound: A Sound Medicine Workshop for Yoga Teachers and Healing Arts Practitioners 1:00 pm
The Power of Healing Sound: A Sound Medicine Workshop for Yoga Teachers and Healing Arts Practitioners @ The Studio DC
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This workshop introduces core principles and practices in working with sacred sound and sound healing, as well as hands-on exploration of powerful Sound Healing tools and is open to all yoga practitioners and teachers, as ...
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Free Tai Chi Class 10:00 am
Free Tai Chi Class @ Fairview Park
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
With Joanne Chang. Tai Chi is a form of martial arts that teaches defense techniques while imparting health benefits. Known as “meditation in motion,” the art form has evolved over many years as an effective ...
Fall Equinox Yoga Mala 1:30 pm
Fall Equinox Yoga Mala @ Be Here Now Yoga DC
Sep 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
To celebrate the coming of the fall, Marco will lead a class of 108 sun salutations with an optional yin pose in between each set.
Cell Phones and Wireless Radiation 3:00 pm
Cell Phones and Wireless Radiation @ John T Hazel Conference Center Auditorium Virginia Hospital Center
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come and watch the 2016 episode of Wi-Fried – ABC Catalyst, where they explore the latest research about the harmful effects from wireless radiation and a 2016 Ted Talk by Jeromy Johnson, Wireless Wake up ...
Young Adult Cancer Meet Up and Support Group 5:00 pm
Young Adult Cancer Meet Up and Support Group @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Enjoy a light dinner and facilitated group session.
Monthly Kirtan 7:30 pm
Monthly Kirtan @ Be Here Now Yoga DC
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kirtan is a call and response chanting of hymns and mantras to the accompaniment of instruments.
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Nutritional Therapy Training Certification Program
Nutritional Therapy Training Certification Program
Sep 19 all-day
Fall courses begin September 19th, 2017. This 9-month long training course is part online and part in-person and works with your schedule. It includes 3 in-person workshop weekends and workshop dates vary by city.
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Utilizing All of the Tools in the Toolbox: The Benefits of Natural Medicine in Breast Cancer Care 6:00 pm
Utilizing All of the Tools in the Toolbox: The Benefits of Natural Medicine in Breast Cancer Care @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn how basic tools in natural medicine can assist in the fight against breast cancer, reduce the side effects related to conventional cancer care, improve immune function and fight cancer.
Dealing with Digestive Disorders: Free Webinar 6:45 pm
Dealing with Digestive Disorders: Free Webinar
Sep 20 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn from Dr. Sushma Hirani how a “sick” digestive system results in an increase in chronic and degenerative diseases and a steady decline of health and well-being, but there are natural ways to overcome digestive ...
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Energetic Well-Being Free Demonstration 7:30 pm
Energetic Well-Being Free Demonstration @ Be Here Now Yoga DC
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Learn to eliminate stress and pain and focus on living in a natural state of wellness, vitality, peace, love and productivity.
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Energetic Well-Being Demonstration 7:00 pm
Energetic Well-Being Demonstration @ Bonita Woods Wellness Institute
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Renown Shaman LeRoy Malouf will conduct a free workshop to share how the impact spiritual awareness on optimal wellness.
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Spread Joy in a Weary World 6:00 pm
Spread Joy in a Weary World @ Bridge Between the Worlds Retreat Center
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Through Sept 25. 10th YogaLaughs Certified Laughter Yoga Training and Retreat. A weekend like no other. Laugh, learn, connect and deeply relax in a beautiful setting.
Friday Lecture Series 6:30 pm
Friday Lecture Series @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Acupressure for your body, mind and spirit. Acupressure is an ancient healing modality that utilizes gentle finger pressure at specific points or energy windows, along the body to bring about balance and healing on all ...
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Chesapeake Herb Gathering 8:30 am
Chesapeake Herb Gathering @ Piscataway Indian Cultural Center
Sep 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Through Sept 25 at 3pm, Weekend long family friendly event full of workshops, plant walks, art, social justice talks, artisans market, campfire and much more.
Introduction to Polarity Therapy 9:30 am
Introduction to Polarity Therapy @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Through Sept 25. Polarity Therapy is a wellness system that is more complete than any other system (modality) of energetic or physical touch. 14 CEUs.
Free Bollywood Dancing Class 10:00 am
Free Bollywood Dancing Class @ Elm Street Park
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us in downtown Bethesda for a one-hour class. Doonya is an opportunity to celebrate the body as you get your daily cardio with the energy and expressions of Bollywood-inspired music and dance. This is ...
Introduction to Clinical Sports Massage 10:00 am
Introduction to Clinical Sports Massage @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Participants in this one-day seminar will explore sports massage theory and techniques as well as examine common sports-related injuries. 6 CEUs.
DC VegFest 2016 11:00 am
DC VegFest 2016 @ Yards Park
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
DC VegFest is the largest vegetarian celebration in the nation’s capital, proudly presented by Compassion Over Killing. This free festival features special speakers, free food samples, cooking demos, more than 130 vendors, kid’s activities’ and ...
Essential Mindfulness Skills for Daily Living Workshop 2:00 pm
Essential Mindfulness Skills for Daily Living Workshop @ Samsara House 2023
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Learn various insights, tools and practices to become more present and alive with more presence and aliveness and discover the true value of mindfulness and how it can transform your life.
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Self-Care Yoga for Massage Therapists 10:00 am
Self-Care Yoga for Massage Therapists @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Practicing and living yoga can profoundly enhanced your massage practice. 7 CEUs.
Vulnerable and Alive: iRest Yoga Nidra 2:00 pm
Vulnerable and Alive: iRest Yoga Nidra @ Willow Street Yoga (2nd Floor)
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
With Shira Oz-Sinai. A sincere talk and meditation to ponder together the possibility that vulnerability signals our authentic aliveness and, when embraced, serves as our most precious treasure yet.
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Conversation on Healing 12:30 pm
Conversation on Healing @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Discussion on what you can do to promote overall health and well-being.
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Movie Night 7:00 pm
Movie Night @ Neck Back & Beyond Wellness Center, Mosby Tower Building
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm
Moldy The Movie – just released in 2015 about the hidden toxic mold in your home or workplace that may be making you sick or impacting your performance every day. Find out if it’s impacting ...
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GuruGanesha Band 7:30 pm
GuruGanesha Band @ Raj Yoga Center
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
With GuruGanesha. An intimate evening of ecstatic chant, inspirational songs, hilarious stories and timeless wisdom. Connect with your most divine attributes, loving kindness, conscious awareness, compassion, peace and joy.