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Healing Touch – Level 2 8:30 am
Healing Touch – Level 2 @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Through Oct 2. A continuation of skills learned in Level 1 – A Healing Touch class is for the person who wants to enhance by using the gift of energetic touch. 17.5 CEUs.
Why are my joints and muscles hurting? I am too you to have Arthritis 9:30 am
Why are my joints and muscles hurting? I am too you to have Arthritis @ Mosby building
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come find out how you can feel better and avoid taking medications with dangerous side effects to treat pain.
Explore the Body as Energy – With Tao Porchon-Lynch 10:00 am
Explore the Body as Energy – With Tao Porchon-Lynch @ East Meets West Yoga Center
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us as we host this inspiring 98-years-young yoga grand master and explore the eternal energy of yoga. Tao will be integrating breath and movement and sharing with us the experience of her yoga tango.
Free Tai Chi Class 10:00 am
Free Tai Chi Class @ Fairview Park
Oct 1 @ 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 ...
Mindfulness for Stress Management 12:00 pm
Mindfulness for Stress Management @ The Mindfulness Center
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join Aurora Hutchinson in learning simple mindfulness practices for improving your health and wellbeing. Explore the physiology of mindfulness and experience for yourself mindfulness practices for stress management, health and relaxation.
Conversation with a Master 12:30 pm
Conversation with a Master @ East Meets West Yoga Center
Oct 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
With Tao Porchon-Lynch. 98-year-old Porchon-Lynch shows us what is possible and stirs all of us to reach our highest potential regardless of age. Be enthralled by her journey while you learn her secrets to vitality.
Journey Through the Chakras 2:00 pm
Journey Through the Chakras @ East Meets West Yoga Center
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
With Tao Porchon-Lynch. This workshop will allow you to witness first hand, the amazing power a dedicated yoga practice has to improve and increase the vitality of your life. Tao will lead the students through ...
Dharma Yoga Maha Sadhana 3:00 pm
Dharma Yoga Maha Sadhana @ Be Here Now Yoga Healing and Wellness
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Maha Sadhana means The Great Practice. This class is the most efficient yoga practices as taught by Sri Dharma Mittra. There will be chanting, breathing exercises, meditation, asanas and a long, relaxing yoga nidra practice.
Kirtan Fundraiser 7:00 pm
Kirtan Fundraiser @ BE Yoga Yurt
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
With Swami Gurusharanananda from India. Amazing traditional Kirtan with a Swami from India that has built a rural school and boys home.
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Acupressure for Self-Care and Others: The Seva Stress Release (Parts 1 and 2) 10:00 am
Acupressure for Self-Care and Others: The Seva Stress Release (Parts 1 and 2) @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sequence of acupressure points that is designed to ease the human stress response and support overall well-being. 6 CEUs Part 2 (afternoon only, 3 CEUs).
Diversity Training for Massage Therapists 1:30 pm
Diversity Training for Massage Therapists @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Note: this class is required for Maryland licensure renewals. 1 CEU.
The Goddess: Divine Mother of the Universe 2:00 pm
The Goddess: Divine Mother of the Universe @ BE Yoga
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn from a Swami from India about the Divine Goddess. A man who is fully devoted to the divine female. His love is amazing.
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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy 9:00 am
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Through Oct 6. Series Continues with Part 6. 32 CEUs.
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100 Ways to Protect Your Family in a Wireless World 10:00 am
100 Ways to Protect Your Family in a Wireless World @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
oin the Holistic Moms of Arlington/Alexandria to welcome back Desiree Jaworski, from the Center for Safer Wireless, as she discusses the science behind health hazards associated with cell phones, laptops, tablets and other wireless devices.
Intro to Herbal Medicine Series 5:30 pm
Intro to Herbal Medicine Series @ Emergence Community Arts Collective
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Also Oct 12 and 19. Learn to make herbal home and body products that are good for your health, the earth and your budget.
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Reiki I 5:30 pm
Reiki I @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Through Oct 8. Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Spirit, Soul or Universal God (Rei) and energy, force, or Breath of Life (Ki).
Reiki I and II 5:30 pm
Reiki I and II @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Through Oct 9. Introduction on the first day for Reiki I. Reiki II teaches symbols to use in practice, building on what you learned in Reiki I. 16 CEUs.
The Connection Practice (Level 1) – for therapists and the community 6:00 pm
The Connection Practice (Level 1) – for therapists and the community @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Through Oct 8. Part I – Social and Emotional Intelligence for all. Master the communication skills needed to promote peaceful relationships with others and within yourself. 12 CEUs.
Developing Spiritual Confidence 7:00 pm
Developing Spiritual Confidence @ East Meets West Yoga Center
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
With Dustin DiPerna and Bennett Crawford. Through meditation we gain access to a level of stable presence that is alert, calm and able to hold any experience. There is an art of relating that all ...
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Befriending Yourself: An Autumn Daylong Meditation Retreat 10:45 am
Befriending Yourself: An Autumn Daylong Meditation Retreat @ Montgomery Park Building
Oct 8 @ 10:45 am – 5:15 pm
We spend the day bidding farewell to that which no longer serves us and embracing our invaluable riches inside, using mindfulness, Chinese medicine and iRest Yoga Nidra meditation.
The Human Journey 11:00 am
The Human Journey @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Learn about a five-step process based on The Hero’s Journey to navigate illness, grief and loss. Use guided meditation, creative expression and reflection to explore the journey of illness, impermanence and healing.
Posture Workshop 12:00 pm
Posture Workshop @ Bikram Yoga Ivy City
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
With Reggie Meneses. Take your practice to the next level. Meneses is a long time yoga practitioner who began teaching Bikram Yoga in 2001. He has a passion for the benefits of yoga and sharing ...
Chant4Change 1:00 pm
Chant4Change @ Lincoln Memorial
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mantra music event at the Lincoln Memorial.
Journal to the Self 2:00 pm
Journal to the Self @ Cathartic Arts Journaling
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturdays through Nov 12. Discover your inner writer. Workshop based on the work of Kay Adams’ Journal to the Self books will provide tools and writing time for creative expression, growth and healing.
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Reiki II 9:30 am
Reiki II @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Students are taught three symbols to use in deepening their use of Reiki for themselves and others, continuing the journey of transformation begun in Reiki I. 7 CEUs.
Yoga Foundation 11:30 am
Yoga Foundation @ Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Yoga and mindful movement is intrinsically good for everybody—especially the bodies of children who are still developing, growing and learning how to move in space and time.  Bring a child to yoga.
Children’s Sangha 4:15 pm
Children’s Sangha @ The Center for Mindful Living
Oct 9 @ 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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Charting Your Path to Wholeness: The Enneagram of Healing 7:00 pm
Charting Your Path to Wholeness: The Enneagram of Healing @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Join Smith Center Co-Founder Michael Lerner to explore the enneagram, an ancient archetypal symbol and learn how to use it in healing work with ourselves and others.
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Oneness Consciousness and Everyday Health Conference 10:00 am
Oneness Consciousness and Everyday Health Conference @ Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston Town Center
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am
Through Oct 16. Hosted by TCMWF (Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation). Join us as we broaden our understanding of health and wellness by introducing Traditional Chinese Medicine’s innate concepts of self-empowerment, responsibility, self-care and prevention.
Truth 12:30 pm
Truth @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Experience the powerful, mysterious and surprising gifts that emerge as you listen to healing poetry and let your inner poet out.
Teacher Training 6:00 pm
Teacher Training @ The Mindfulness Center
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Through Oct 16. 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.
MUIH Webinar: Careers in Herbal Medicine 7:00 pm
MUIH Webinar: Careers in Herbal Medicine
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This webinar will introduce you to the various careers available for herbalists now and into the future. You’ll hear about the exciting work of some of our alumni as well as the industry and consumer ...
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Weekend Meditation Retreat 6:30 pm
Weekend Meditation Retreat @ The Mindfulness Center
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Through Oct 16. Experiential in nature, the Advanced Meditation Seminar takes the student deep into the realms of personal awareness and integration with the universal field of awareness—ultimate consciousness.
Full Moon Healing Sanctuary 7:00 pm
Full Moon Healing Sanctuary @ Be Here Now Yoga Healing and Wellness
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the October full moon opening ceremony, healing shamanic drum journeying, guided meditation, heart opening vegan chocolate and tonic and community love.
Movie – Written on the Water 7:00 pm
Movie – Written on the Water @ Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Written on Water is a moving elegy for the Ogallala aquifer, equal parts visual poetry and harsh reality. Groundwater decline collide with Texan Independence and Self Reliance.
Singles Sangha 7:00 pm
Singles Sangha @ The Center for Mindful Living
Oct 14 @ 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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Quantum-Touch Level 1 9:30 am
Quantum-Touch Level 1 @ Intuitive Wellness Center
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Through Oct 16. Quantum-Touch is an energy modality that combines scientific principles with simple body awareness exercises to create a powerful, natural field of healing energy for the body to self-heal.
Calling in the Moonlight: A Spiritual and Healing Retreat 10:00 am
Calling in the Moonlight: A Spiritual and Healing Retreat @ The Land Celebration
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am
Through Oct 16 at 5pm. The retreat is about supporting you in all that you would want to release from your life and then raise you up into your highest consciousness.
Health Care Provider CPR 10:00 am
Health Care Provider CPR @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Red Cross Approved. Please note: New regulations in Maryland for LMTs state the healthcare provider CPR is required prior to re-licensing this fall.
Retreat: Shakti Awakening 10:00 am
Retreat: Shakti Awakening @ Shakti Vidya Yoga Studio
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am
Through Oct 16. Retreat includes yoga, meditation, journaling, discussion, vegetarian lunch and kirtan music.
Open Fireside Chat Awakening Circle 7:30 pm
Open Fireside Chat Awakening Circle @ Samsara House 2023
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Co-founders of the D.C. 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 ...
Dance2Divest: Become Part of MoCo’s Climate Solution 8:00 pm
Dance2Divest: Become Part of MoCo’s Climate Solution @ Pathways Magazine Rivendell Center
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm
Join us for our fall fundraiser/kickoff to encourage Montgomery County to get our public pension out of fossil fuel companies. Come dance, learn about 350MoCo and become part of the climate solution in MoCo.
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Herbal Medicine Making Workshop 10:00 am
Herbal Medicine Making Workshop @ Centro Ashé Farm
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hands on class including plant walk, background in herbalism, folk medicine making techniques, herbal preparations. Start your own herbal medicine kit.
Introduction to Shamanic Healing 10:00 am
Introduction to Shamanic Healing @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open to all. Learn how shamanic healing practices can be integrated into a massage.
Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival 11:00 am
Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival @ Holiday Inn Conference Center Frederick
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Angel communicators, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, crystals, vetted intuitive readers and psychic mediums, free workshops, live music and more.
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Stress, Hormones and Health 7:30 pm
Stress, Hormones and Health @ Mosby building
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come learn how to control and loose that belly fat.  It is not about exercising to exhaustion, but how imbalances in the hormones make it difficult when you are not aware of them.
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MUIH Graduate Open House 7:00 pm
MUIH Graduate Open House @ Maryland University of Integrative Health
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Distinct from other schools, MUIH delivers academic excellence with a focus on the interconnection of mind, body and spirit.
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Breast Awareness and Women’s Health Talk 7:00 pm
Breast Awareness and Women’s Health Talk @ Neck Back & Beyond Healing Arts
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
New information and video clips on the safety of breast thermography and why it’s an essential screening tool geared toward early detection and prevention.
Healing from Chronic Illness with Paleo Diets 7:00 pm
Healing from Chronic Illness with Paleo Diets @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arlington mom of three Jennifer Robins, of predominantly paleo blog, will share her health journey and describe how following a Paleo diet helped her reverse several chronic health conditions and manage autoimmune disorders.
MUIH Webinar: Careers in Health Coaching 7:00 pm
MUIH Webinar: Careers in Health Coaching
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for this webinar and learn how well educated health coaches are finding more career opportunities than ever before.
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Neuromuscular Therapy: Cervical/Cranial 9:00 am
Neuromuscular Therapy: Cervical/Cranial @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Through Oct 23. The weekend class will present foundational principals of NMT and trigger point formation theories. 20 CEUs.
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White Tantric Yoga 7:45 am
White Tantric Yoga @ Raj Yoga Center
Oct 22 @ 7:45 am – 6:00 pm
Group meditation done in pairs. Enables you to break through blocks from the subconscious, opening doors towards success and happiness.
Achieving Optimal Health Conference 9:00 am
Achieving Optimal Health Conference @ Edward B. Munn Auditorium, Georgetown University
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Don’t miss this one day conference. It’s your chance for you to become energized, educated and inspired to take charge of your physical, mental and spiritual health.
Natural Family Fair 10:00 am
Natural Family Fair @ NOVA Natural Birth and Wellness Center
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free, family fun day focused on the natural health and wellness of our entire community. Vendors, food, music, play area, raffle, speakers, etc.
CCWH Light Fair 1:00 pm
CCWH Light Fair @ Gallery Room at the Reston Community Center
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ancient techniques to modern science, spiritual readers, wholistic healers, demonstrations and more to show how to bring in harmony and balance. There is always something to delight and lift spirits.
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Signing—11 Reasons to Become Race Literate 2:00 pm
Signing—11 Reasons to Become Race Literate @ The Potter's House
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Race literacy changes everything. It changes the way we view ourselves and our nation. Race literacy gives us the proper context in which to ground our conversations on Race. It touches our heart and leaves ...
Food as the First Medicine, the Power of Fermented Food and Superfoods versus Supplements 3:00 pm
Food as the First Medicine, the Power of Fermented Food and Superfoods versus Supplements @ Holistic Veterinary Healing
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jacqueline Hill will address conventional medicine and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry as well as the power of fermentation as mother nature’s natural medicine.
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How to Reverse High Blood Sugar or Diabetes 7:30 pm
How to Reverse High Blood Sugar or Diabetes @ Mosby building
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2 out of 3 people have insulin resistance, diabetes or prediabetes.  Diabetes is a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s. We all need to learn to control our metabolism better.  Come learn what factors affect your ...
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Acuthon 12:00 pm
Acuthon @ Maryland University of Integrative Health
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
12-2pm.and 4-7pm Join MUIH, the first accredited acupuncture school in the US for free acupuncture treatments to celebrate National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. Beginner or experienced, you are welcome to attend and can expect ...
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra 8:00 pm
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra @ The Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, the world’s only orchestra with Chinese instruments as its permanent members, demonstrates why Chinese word “medicine” 藥 comes from “music” 樂.
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Moving Dialogues 6:30 pm
Moving Dialogues @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Oct 27 @ 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.
Movie Night 7:00 pm
Movie Night @ Neck Back and Beyond (Mosby building)
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Mindfulness Movie helps to define what mindfulness is and how the concept of neuroplasticity manages stress, anxiety, PTSD and depression. The movie walks you through eight practical, foundational mindful lessons. Discussion at the end ...
Energetic Well Being Free Demonstration 7:30 pm
Energetic Well Being Free Demonstration @ Be Here Now Yoga Healing and Wellness
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LeRoy Malouf, developer of the Energetic Well Being Process is hosting a free demonstration of his technique. Learn how to become free of symptoms and live from your natural state of vitality, joy and love.
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Ways of Dwelling 9:30 am
Ways of Dwelling @ Helicon Works Architecture
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
The workshop explores the dialogue between our inner Home – our life’s journey to wholeness – and our physical home. By working with poetic images of Home through creative/meditative exercises, participants deepen the way they ...
Feet -Trager Approach 10:00 am
Feet -Trager Approach @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Trager approach offers great ways of working effectively with foot-related issues brought to us by clients. 6 CEUs.
Altered Books: Letting Go and Letting In 12:30 pm
Altered Books: Letting Go and Letting In @ Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Oct 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Altering books provides a symbolically rich means to explore transformation and renewal by making art intentionally to engage in growth and change. Recycle old books into new works of art by using mixed-media collage, painting, ...
Releasing Old Patterns, Embracing New Possibilities (A Shadow Workshop) 2:00 pm
Releasing Old Patterns, Embracing New Possibilities (A Shadow Workshop) @ Samsara House 2023
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In this transformative workshop we will discover our inherent goodness and the possibilities that can emerge when we can face and let go of our habits and patterns that do not serve us.
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CPR/First Aid 10:00 am
CPR/First Aid @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Red Cross approved.
Couples Massage Class 2:00 pm
Couples Massage Class @ Potomac Massage Therapy Institute
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Explore another level of communication with those closest to you.
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Laughter Yoga 6:30 pm
Laughter Yoga @ Arlington Central Library auditorium
Oct 31 @ 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.