Sacred Weaving of Womanhood Plant Medicine Retreat with Medicine Woman Mama Jairzagua &Tobacco Shaman Don Florentino August 11 - 18, 2019 at Rayos del Sol, Costa Rica

HEALING THE HEALER - A workshop for the particular needs of healers of all kinds with Jonathan Goldman, presented by Essential Light Institute. June 28-30, 2019 in Charlottesville, VA. Tuition $525 includes catered lunches. For more information and to register, visit our website

Come to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the CURRENTS NEW MEDIA Festival June 7-23, 2019 at El Museo Cultural and in the Santa Fe Railyard District. For the following two weeks, the oldest capital city in the United States will once again host a national and international roster of new media artists exhibiting extraordinary work

GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL JOUSTS ATLANTA INTO SPRING April 13 – June 2, 2019 The Southeast Tourism Society recognizes The Georgia Renaissance Festival as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeastern United States. The Georgia Renaissance Festival brings a 16th-century European country fair to the Atlanta area. With nearly 1,000 characters wearing period costumes.

Seeking local Charlottesville-area licensed massage therapist interested in apprenticing to learn muscle therapy modality, potentially take over my practice next year. Must be open to new concepts, not addicted to deep pressure. Resume, sensitive hands/good fingers required. Cost: 5-Day Class @$1000 & Minimum of 20 Hours Instruction @$15 Per Hour. Contact 434- 409-4411.

PAIN to POWER.Laughter therapy. Gentle yoga. No prerequisites. James River Scottsville Library. Free. Flexible class schedule -- Phone Instructor Katherine Thimnakis (434) 969-2017


ECK Light and Sound Service, June 9th. 11 am to Noon. Theme: The Key to Liberation. Discover more about yourself as Soul, an eternal, spiritual being. The English Inn, Charlottesville. All are welcome. Free.

WILD BLUE HERON CENTER WISDOM CIRCLE--First Sunday each month. 3 p.m. Speakers lead in sharing ideas and issues of concern in an inclusive compassionate life-affirming community.

Access Bars Practitioner Training. July 21, 9:30-5:30, A single day training that changed my life...will it change yours if you choose it? NCBTMB CEUs available. $350/$175 repeat & 16-17 y.o./15 or younger free with adult. Staunton. FMI on class, Free intro, or Bars clinic:, (434) 299-2371.


Live Poets free group meeting. Bring your own or other’s poetry to share at the Crozet Library, 7pm, 2nd Mondays.


Abraham Hicks Support Group Meeting for those wanting inspiration for living the teachings of Abraham. Feels great to share with others. Meets third Tuesdays at Crozet Library. Call Janet at 434-823-2899 for more information.

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class - Beginner Friendly / Multi-Level with certified teacher. Traditional sequences of Asanas (poses) with deep relaxation, 5:15- 6:15 Downtown Charlottesville Central Library Branch, 3rd Floor McIntire Room. Only need mat or towel but may do on carpeted floor. Call Annie to confirm or for more information 760-1983 Free.


Book Discussion June 19. The Spiritual Notebook, Chapters 5 & 6, by Paul Twitchell. 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The English Inn, Charlottesville. All are welcome. Free.

Blue Mountain Dharma Tibetan Buddhist Meditation/Teaching Blue Mountain Dharma Tibetan Buddhist Meditation/Teaching Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 PM. tea 5:30. 1304 East Market St. Unit K, Charlottesville. Facebook@bluemountaindharma

Charlottesville Threshold Singers welcome new members any time. Rehearsals Wednesday evenings near Barracks Road and Rt. 29. or 434-977-6614.

Cloud Floating Free Sangha meditation practice informed by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. 6:30-8:30pm. Call 434-825-0145 Visit

Contemplative Meditation Wednesdays 11:30-12:30pm Unitarian Universalist Church 717 Rugby Road. Labyrinth, stacking stones, meditation, journaling. Come and go as you need. Do what feeds you.

Interfaith Pray for Peace Circle - Welcoming all people to join together in song, silence and prayer to co-create personal, community and planetary peace. Final Wednesday, every month, 7:15-8:30PM, Janis M Travers Meditation Center, Unity of Charlottesville, 2823 Hydraulic Rd. for further details.

Mindfulness (Insight) Meditation Group Wednesdays 7-8:30pm White Hall. All are welcome. Free. See for further details.


Skyline Harmony Chorus A women’s four-part Cappella Harmony Group. Sing a variety of musical styles including Barbershop. Meets Thursdays 6:45 pm Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Share the love of singing – learn as you sing! Visit us on Meetup and Facebook. 434-589-2146. for further details.


Dancing Jaguar's Spirit Camp Teacher Training Bringing Spiritual Tools to Light for children and teensm6 days of training over 3 weekends. Keswick, VA


Vegetarian Pot Luck – Every Friday at 6 pm, Inspiration University, 200 Parker Heights Rd, Waynesboro. Free. Bring a vegetarian dish to share. (540) 943.1689.


Honeybee festival - June 15th from 10 AM to 2 PM the 10th annual honeybee festival at Rockwood Park Nature Center, North Chesterfield County, VA. Sponsored by Rockwood Park backyard beekeeper’s association, children’s activities, speakers lots of education opportunities, live music, vendors and food trucks, honey extracting, honey tasting, and of course honey for sale! Sarah Buckley 804-314-3083/

Access Bars Practitioner Training. June 22, 9:30-5:30, A single day training that changed my life...will it change yours if you choose it? NCBTMB CEUs available. $350/$175 repeat & 16-17 y.o./15 or younger free with adult. Staunton. FMI on class, Free intro, or Bars clinic:, (434) 299-2371.

THE ELDER/SAGE as TRANSFORMER OF SELF AND SOCIETY-Course begins April 6th. 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon. six sessions every other week. $20/session or $100 prepaid. WILD BLUE HERON CENTER


Drum Circle- Saturdays at 11:30 at The Front Porch. Roots Music School at 221 East Water Street, one block off pedestrian mall across from Water Street garage. Parking validated. Family friendly. Instruments provided. Drum, dance, or listen. Free. Everyone is welcomed. (434) 760-1057.

Monthly Rainbow Retreat: LGBTQ and Allies building community through exploring contemplative practices. Last Saturdays. 9:15-12:15, Charlottesville. Info and contact

The Batesville Market – Historic country store selling deli/grocery, beer, wine and local sustainable food and gift items. Live music every Saturday, 6:30-9 pm; free. 6624 Plank Rd, Batesville (434) 823-2001,

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