Sunday, August 12th from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Experience an entire day of restoration, and return to your state of wellness through workshops and activities that will increase your awareness, help to cultivate inner peace, and stimulate your creative energy:
- 10:00-11:00 am: Light and Relaxing Yoga
- 11:00 am-12:00: Integrative Nutrition and Healthy Living
- 12:00-1:00pm: Healthy Vegetarian Lunch
- 1:00-2:00 pm: African Dance and Drumming Workshop
- 2:00-3:00 pm: Know Thyself for Health and Wellness Session
- 3:00-4:00 pm: Poetry of Public Art Workshop
- 4:00-5:00 pm: Get Your Permaculture On! (Workshop)
- 5:00-6:00 pm: Bhangra and Classical Indian Dance Workshop
*Suggested Donation is $15 per session or $50 for the entire day.*
- image by flickr user bluewinx15
This day of restoration is brought to you by BloomBars, in partnership with experts in their fields:
“Light and Relaxing Yoga”, by Heidi Boas, certified yoga instructor, with a passion for spirituality and healthy living!
“Integrative Nutrition and Healthy Living”, by Anura Desai, founder of Desai Health and Wellness.
“Know Thyself for Health and Wellness”, by Linda Peia, certified by Tulsi Holistic Living.
Our daily lives are full of decisions and decision making quirks. We have evolved this way over time to more efficiently navigate our world, but some of these quirks are down-right weird. Why do we believe that success drives happiness when in fact the opposite is true? Why does our enjoyment of a newly purchased item quickly fade away? Why is it that green inspires creativity? How can we be more productive by simply glimpsing at words such as “marathon”, “fit”, and “stamina”? Why does recognizing that we lose weight when we walk help us lose even more weight? Why do we eat more at buffets? Why do smaller size plates and tall, narrow glasses make us consume less? Not to mention all of those times that we underestimate the amount of time it takes to get somewhere!
In this workshop you will take a visual journey into the subtleties of human behavior to gain a deeper insight into why our choices do not always “make sense”. Inspired by the work of psychologists and behavioral economists, this course will highlight major findings through a set of visual cards that we can apply to our every day life such that we may live our lives with an increased awareness and in better alignment with our values, choices, and goals
“Poetry of Public Art”, by Neha Misra, an activist, poet, and artist.
We live in a city of museums filled with world famous art collections and artists of all kinds. Yet, some of the most beautiful pieces of art are not to be found in any museum but out there where life happens – on the main streets, side alleys, deserted plots, store shutters, electric boxes and side walls all over DC. This class is an invitation for you to rediscover DC ( and yourself!) through its public art. Come be the voice of DC’s Public Art.
Everyone attending should capture images of public art in run up to the class. You could take one or as many photos/video vignettes of art that captures your imagination on DC streets – graffiti, murals, a child’s chalk drawing on walk to home…anything! ( If you need suggestions where to find it ..contact your teacher!)
The class will begin with a discussion of discovery of public art that you might have paid little or no attention to before. This will be followed by a free writing exercise to capture the experience …poetry of public art! We will create an online footage of the art and writing to give voice to DC’s public art which is our – we the public!! Art is everywhere – so come open your eyes!
“Get Your Permaculture On!”, by Rohan Jasani, an avid permaculturalist, b-boy & herbalist, Rohan loves to dabble at the cross section of a variety of disciplines. He has an interest in traditional healing systems and ways of being, mainly focused on developing approaches to living in the 21st century that are in harmony with nature. Rohan has completed his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and runs a pleathora of permaculture experiments from his ecological urban garden & forest space, known as
The workshop will start with an introduction to Permaculture, a design methodology that mimics natures patterns to build healthy human communities. Then, Rohan will detail a few of its key principles and ways those principles can be applied. To get a real feel for Permaculture, he will walk you through a multimedia presentation of real-world Permaculture sites. You will finish the workshop by learning simple ways permaculture can be used where you live, work & play !
“Bhangra and Classical Indian Dance”, by South Asian Performing Arts Network (SAPAN) and Praneetha Akula. SAPAN is a group of very talented individuals that are passionate about South Asian performing arts. Praneetha Akula has been practicing bharatanatyam since the age of 7, and her performances include the Kennedy Center and Fringe Festival.
SAPAN and Praneetha will lead everyone in an energizing dance workshop of classical and modern styles!