Our parking is in front of and behind the Living Arts Collective, as well as in the small lot directly across the street from Blue Point Yoga, but there are many other lots which you can park in.

Referencing the map below, the green areas have all been approved with owners of buildings for after hours parking only. There is also street parking all over the Central Park district and two hour parking in some residential areas to the south west.

 

Open Floor Fundamentals

Open Floor Fundamentals

Saturday Nov 16th 3:00-5:00pm  Come learn the foundations of Open Floor embodiment practice! In this hour and a half class with facilitation we will dance and explore the dimensions of connection to ourselves and to each other made possible though dance. No experience necessary! We will work with the core movement resource of centering to [...]

Gratitude Dance Wave

Gratitude Dance Wave

Thursday November 28th 10:10am - Noon Liberate Our Creativity: A Gratitude Ecstatic Wave with friends and family. Celebrate the innate artistry of being human and reconnecting to our primal and limitless capacity to express it through music, dance and anything our imagination desires! Begin your Thanksgiving day with gratitude for our human experience through dance, [...]

Open Floor Fundamentals

Saturday Nov 16th 3:00-5:00pm  Come learn the foundations of Open Floor embodiment practice! In this hour and a half class with facilitation we will dance and explore the dimensions of connection to ourselves and to each other made possible though dance. No experience necessary! We will work with the core movement resource of centering to [...]

Gratitude Dance Wave

Thursday November 28th 10:10am - Noon Liberate Our Creativity: A Gratitude Ecstatic Wave with friends and family. Celebrate the innate artistry of being human and reconnecting to our primal and limitless capacity to express it through music, dance and anything our imagination desires! Begin your Thanksgiving day with gratitude for our human experience through dance, [...]

Awakening Primality: A Movement and Vocal Exploration

Thursday November 21, 7:30 - 9:00pm   Join us for an evening of locomotion and vocal potion, using the art of vocal freedom to move deeper into our bodies and activate our innate movement potential. When we move, we moan. When we moan, we tone. And when we tone... ohhh when we tone! Together we [...]

Family Yoga Classes

Mondays  November 11 - December 16, 4pm - 5pm Y.O.G.A. for Youth North Carolina and Living Arts Collective are gearing up to offer weekly family yoga classes! Bring the whole fam and begin your week with some movement and mindfulness. Every Monday From November 11- December 16 4PM-5PM LAC Main Ballroom Sliding Scale: $20 per [...]

Contact Improvisation

Tuesdays 6:15pm - 7:45pm Contact Improvisation, Round 3!   For November, Matthew McMunn (bio below) will be taking us through improvisational scores that deepen our practice of CI. Together, we will look at: - Imagery and Imagination - Compositional Improvisation within Contact - Listening with our whole body   When: Tuesdays from 6:15-7:45   Where: [...]

Mud Dauber Earthen Plaster Workday and Workshop

Saturday October 26, 11am - 4pm This is an opportunity to help the Living Arts finishing our first earthen plaster wall in our NEW SaltTherapy Room while learning the craft and techniques from professional Greg Allen of the Mud Dauber School of Natural Building! Clay-based plasters have been used for thousands of years in all [...]

Free Intro to Sacred Sexual Awakening & Healing® for Women*

Sunday, January 19, 11:30am - 2:30pm Event is free but you must reserve a ticket as seating is limited. Have you overlooked a huge piece of your spiritual growth? If you have not addressed your sexual healing, you’re probably falling short of your potential to attract and receive the things that are most important to [...]

Women’s Gathering and Dance

Saturday, November 23, December 14, January 25, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sisters, It is time to gather. To celebrate & love & uplift ourselves and each other. To move To be still To return to the sense of the village To true sisterhood To let ourselves be seen in this way And to be held. We [...]

Reduce Your Stress Workshop – FREE

Saturday November 16, 2:00pm - 2:50pm At this free workshop we will talk all about stress, what stress does to our bodies and our lives, how to recognize where it's coming from, and learn easy ways to reduce it.

Baila Beats Academy Salsa Series

Thursday, October 24 - Nov 14 - 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm ✨Want a new experience?? 💖Baila Beats Academy is bringing you a new fun way to learn to dance Salsa by providing fundamental elements and technique so you can easily lead, follow or switch roles!! You will improve your dancing and you will never [...]

MBCY Wisdom Circles for Transforming Trauma

Wednesday September 18 - October 30, 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm Wisdom Circles create a critical container for healing fragmented, shamed, bullied, numbed and silenced parts of ourselves. Yoga therapist nina be (certified mental health therapist with a specialization in somatic embodiment), feels that it is critical to empower everyone to break through stigmas around mental [...]

Smudge Stick Workshop

Sunday - Sep 22, Oct 20, Nov 17 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm This workshop is a 3-part series that explores the cultural and historical origins of smudge sticks, herb bundles that are burned for spiritual and ritual practice. Attendees will learn the process for making their own smudge sticks and how they can be used [...]

Tarot Study

Fridays, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, 6 – 7p We will gather monthly to discuss, contemplate and learn techniques for intuitive tarot reading. All levels of experience are welcome. We will explore the archetypes, use of symbolism in the tarot, and get to know the arcanas, four suits, court cards, & numerology embedded in [...]

Djembe FUNdamentals for Adults & Mature Youth

Sundays through August 4th, 5:30 – 7p Welcome to Djembe FUNdamentals In Africa life moves to the beat. Make rhythm the soundtrack of YOUR life. This Summer Teli Shabu teams up with Atiba Rorie of Africa Unplugged! Atiba, a Durham favorite has honed his musical skill from a life of studying, performing, and teaching the [...]

Triangle Zouk Fundamentals Level 1 Series!

Wednesdays in May, 7:30 – 8:30p Whether you're curious about Brazilian zouk, or wanting to learn this beautiful partner dance that can be danced to almost any music, here's your chance to dive in with us! This five-week series covers the fundamentals of Brazilian zouk connection and movement. You don't need a partner, but feel [...]

Living Room Open Mic

First Fridays 10:00pm - 11:30pm The Living Room is a monthly - First Fridays - open stage for performing and sharing un-amplified music and spoken word presented by Living Arts Collective. Come at 9:30pm at the close of the Friday night dance wave to put your name in the hat if you have something to [...]

Queer Ecstatic Dance at Living Arts Collective

Thursday, October 17, 7:30 – 9:30pm Queer Ecstatic Dance at Living Arts Collective Living Arts Collective presents a new space for LGBTQIA+ MOVEment! Queer Ecstatic Dance creates a space to put your body in motion, in whatever way feels best. We focus on letting go of how dance "should look" to access creative expression, inner [...]

Feldenkrais: Back in Control

Saturday, Sept. 14 - Oct. 19 - Nov. 9 - Dec. 14, 11:30a – 1:00p Learn how to integrate your hips and lumbar spine so that they move with power, comfort, and ease. You will understand why so much back pain is due to the standard "core strengthening" exercises. Come and experience your spine moving [...]

Triangle Zouk Series: Level 2!

Wednesdays in April, 7:30 – 8:30p *movement studio* In this four-week series, we will build on concepts learned in Level 1, adding vocabulary and expression to enrich our zouk! To take this series, you must have completed a Level 1 Series with us or equivalent. Please contact us with any questions. Tickets include entrance to [...]

Contact Improv CI

Tuesdays, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm Contact Improvisation, Round 2! For October, we are exploring the juicy material Ray Chung shared with us the Fall In Motion event in September. Together, we will look at: - pathways to the floor - locating our center and our partner’s center - Pushing, Reaching, Leaning - Moving and [...]

2nd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam

Every second Sunday of the month, 2 – 4pm 2nd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam Cost: $10 Sustainable Rate (Sliding scale $7-$20) *no one turned away for lack of funds Jam Description: An open level contact improvisation jam. In the opening and closing circles, we will introduce ourselves and participants to each other and standard guidelines [...]

ShaGa Community Class

Thursday (Monthly), Aug 8, Sep 26, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19, 7 – 9p We are excited to announce that due to high demand, a second donation-only Community ShaGa Class has been added one Thursday a month at our beloved Living Arts Collective! This gorgeous space provides a sprung floor and a beautiful, accessible [...]

OUSIA (oo-see-ahh) Flow Map

Monthly on FIRST Fridays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm This is a welcoming and informative way to enter and deepen into your creative dance experience. Embark on a journey of Self-Discovery through movement. In this workshop we will: - Explore the process of continual Introspection into our "lived body” - Build a vocabulary of improvisational possibilities [...]

Contact Improv – Last Tuesday CI JAM

Last Tuesdays of the month, 6 – 7:50p Join us for our monthly CI Jam at the Living Arts, part of our semester of Contact Improvisation! On the last Tuesday of each month, the class opens up to a jam where we invite in the larger community to dance, play, and move with us. **This [...]

Durham Ecstatic Dance Wave

Fridays 7:30p – 9:30p, Sundays 11:11a –1:11p Experience authentic self-expression in a safe space free of judgment & instruction. This weekly ecstatic dance event offers an opportunity to explore delicious states of being from stillness to unfettered wildness through self-directed free form movement in community. The 90 minute practice takes us on a movement journey [...]

First Saturday Fusion Dance

First Saturdays of every month, 8p – 12a **EVERY FIRST SATURDAY**When: First Saturday of each month!$7-15 sliding scale8pm Lesson: Alix WickerDJs: Candace Bae, others TBDWhere: In the LAC Movement Studio (downstairs). This studio has a yummy sprung cork floor, powerful sound system, good vibes and new lighting!Enter: *down the ramp next to Cocoa CinnamonPost below [...]

Wednesday Zouk Social w/ Triangle Zouk!

Wednesdays, 8:30 – 11pCome zouk with us! Every Wednesday, you can come to the Living Arts Collective in downtown Durham to dance Brazilian zouk. This is a great opportunity for you to meet new people, get some exercise, and work your brain and body in new ways!  Most weeks we have either a class or a practica [...]

Sonic Alchemy Sound Journey Meditation

Tuesdays, 8 – 9:30p Bi-weekly rotation between XYLEM and InnerSpaceJourneysInnerSpaceJourneys (Edward Rubio) will bring his original sound alchemy mixing nature sound scapes, synth, #AkaiForce, Didgeridoo, jaw harp, native american flute, Tibetan & crystal bowls, chimes, shakers, nature soundscapesXYLEM (Donovan Moran) celestial harmonics with electro melodic synth with live looping, guitar, synthesizer, piano, flute, and shakers.Sept17: [...]

Third Friday Durham Artwave

Monthly on Third Fridays, 6pm – 11pm Third Friday Durham ARTWAVEARTShowcase + NIGHTmarket + EcstaticDANCE + ClothingSWAP(Starting @ 6pm every Third Friday)Every Third Friday we host a clothing swap! Bring some items in and take some home! Ariana Gershman from Moon Rabbit Studio will be live screen printing the LAC logo on a t-shirt or [...]