November Newsletter

by | Nov 18, 2023 | Newsletter

Greetings ,

As we find ourselves in the heart of autumn, steadily moving towards winter, daylight shortens while nights extend. It’s a period where you might notice how our inner rhythms mirror the natural cycle of seasons.

Our inner and outer climates are very connected. So how can we best honor them both? As plants descend towards their roots, you are invited to do the same. This is nature’s invitation to slow down and tend to your well-being. This may look like prioritizing time and space to connect with your breath and body. It may look like focusing on your internal state and well-being. How can you enhance this turn inwards?

If you’re looking for a restorative experience for yourself or a loved one, explore the opportunity to both give and receive the gift relaxation and care at the Durham Salt Cave. We offer a sliding scale, see website for more details. 

We invite you into the cave, into a Salt & Sound Experience (our signature offering) where you will be ushered into this internal space, supported in your journey towards rest and well-being. Let the sounds and vibrations regulate your body’s rhythms, and the salts clear your body as you feel your weightlessness in our zero gravity loungers.

Sink in, and revel in the gift of slowing down.

Give the gift of relaxation with a giftcard

Special Events

November:

  • Shekere workshop & Ghanaian Dance Workshop @ LAC (Sunday November 19th)
  • Truthsgiving with 7 Directions of Service @ The Haw River Ballroom (Sunday November 19th)
  • Community Potluck, Dancewave and Music Making @ LAC (Sunday November 26th)

December:

  • December Contact Improvisation Jams with FREE Beginner Lab
    @ LAC (Mondays December 4-18)
  • Three Week Spirit and Technique of Contact Improvisation Series ~ Intermediate @ Shared Visions Retreat Center (Wednesdays December 6-20)
  • Contact Improvisation Immersion~ Building Embodied Resilience with Self, Other, and Community @ Shared Visions Retreat Center (Saturday, December 9th, 10am-5:30pm)

More info and registration for Contact Improv events here!

Ongoing Gatherings:

  • Living Arts Dancewave @ LAC (Sundays)

Read more about each event below…

Afro-Cuban Shekere & Dance Workshops

Sunday November 19th 3:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Living Arts Collective, 410 West Geer Street, Durham, NC

Shekere workshop with Bradley Simmons followed by Ghanaian dance with Osei and Becky Appiagyei.

Shekere from 3:30-4:30
Dance from 4:45-6:15

General Admission: $20 per participant per class or
$30 for both classes

These classes are for all levels and ages.
Presented by Africa Unplugged and LAC.

Purchase your tix online here!

Truthsgiving with 7 Directions of Service

Sunday November 19th 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Haw River Ballroom
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd, Saxapahaw, NC 27340

Indigenous-centered Storytelling, Panel Discussions, Short Films, Creative Arts, Food and Performances by powerful local Indigenous and Afro Indigenous leaders

Join 7 Directions of Service to uplift the untold historical truths of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, and amplify Indigenous resistance and visions for the future. We hope this event will serve as a starting point to spread decolonizing practices, and relationships built on recognition, truth-telling and respect. Event is free, and registration is required here!
You can make a donation here: https://7directionsofservice.com/donate

All ages welcome! Note for folks with young ones: Doors open at 12pm and our event kicks off with STORYTELLING. We recommend folks with young children come at 12pm to enjoy tasting Indigenous foods and to settle in for storytelling.

Community Potluck, Dancewave and Music Making

Sunday November 26th 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Living Arts Collective, 410 West Geer Street, Durham, NC

Family and friends, you are invited to join us at the Living Arts Collective to gather for a Community potluck. We gather in gratitude for community and abundance. Celebrating November birthday’s, Gino’s got the set!

Flow of the day:
11:00 am – Arrival – Group Game
11:33 am – Living Arts Dancewave
1:30 pm – Potluck and Music Making
4:00 pm – COMMUNITY Clean up

Care to Share table. – Share to Care!

We will accept donations for the improvisational musicians.

Food: Bring a dish and a serving utensil ~ Please label! (Gluten Free / Dairy Free / Nuts etc)
BYO Drink – quality over quantity 🙂

Dishes: Let’s make it sustainable – you’re encouraged to bring your own dish and flatware.

Looking forward to this time together to commune with community.

Living Arts Dancewave – Every Sunday @LAC

Living Arts Dancewaves strives to create an inclusive space for people to move freely and express themselves creatively. Participants may experience the euphoria of music, rhythm, and connection with themselves, others, and their environment.

Over the course of 90 minutes, live and/ or curated music is woven together in a wave format- supporting your arrival and embodiment process by starting slow, building to a peak, and then returning to silence.

11:11 am Practice Space
11:33 am Opening Circle
1:11 pm Closing Harvest Circle followed by Restoration of the Space

Location: 410 West Geer St Durham, NC

REGISTER HERE

CONTRIBUTE HERE:
Please consider sustaining this movement by becoming an LAC Sustainer with a monthly contribution amount of your choice. Your presence and support is treasured, and makes all the difference.

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