Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Sunday

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US - may your plates & hearts be full!
(I know Canadians already celebrated!)

This weekend I'll be playing the harp two places - both at the 11 AM service at First Baptist Church, on Cowls between First & Washington streets (McMinnville, OR). This is the contemporary service, great music, & a very welcoming congregation.

In the afternoon from 2-4 PM, Sunday Nov 29, 2-4 PM I'll be playing for the "Season's Interlude" Workshop at Yogis studio, on 3rd Street in downtown McMinnville. This workshop "offers an opportunity to escape from the emotional rollercoaster that can occur during the holiday season. We will explore how yoga can be used as a tool for stress release. Yoga offers some very effective methods that can be incorporated into your everyday life to help us learn how to remain calm, focused and centered.
We will incorporate pranayama or breathwork, along with yoga postures and philosophy. The second half of the class will feature Nadya King playing her harp during restorative yoga to allow you to soften, relax and renew in the midst of this busy, wonderful holiday time."

Instructors for the class & workshop are Lan Carpenter, M.Ed.,RYT, & Karen Manfrin, RYT (both are Registered Yoga Alliance Teachers)
Registration is still open, & workshop fee of $30 may be prepaid to reserve your space.

Yogis Hatha Yoga Studio

540 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville

Questions: 503.502.5790


Sunday, November 15, 2009

How to Build a Website

I spent much of Saturday at my office with a co-worker, working on the website - which I - mostly - built myself! We began using an on-line appointment booking system this fall, & wanted to add a 'buy now' button for our gift certificate sales, since last winter's SNOW put quite a damper on that - check out my Tutorial over at Vestella's Vale :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Yoga Class - delightful!

The class at Yogis 'with harp' was SO well received!!
Two teachers (thanks Lan & Karen) & a record 26 students (there was no room left on the floor :)

I brought my small harp, Tuille, & played quiet accompaniment for the hour long class. A favorite was the glissandos as the students reached Up-p-p & then back down - there were smiles all around the class.

Yogis is such a lovely studio, if you're in the area & enjoy movement, check it out!! Our next event will be playing for the 'Season's Interlude' workshop on Sun, November 29, from 2-4 PM (I'll accompany the second hour of the workshop)

Yogis is located at 540 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville - you may register or ask questions by calling 503-502-5790

Other harp offerings this month include my participation in the
Taizé service at 7 PM, this Sunday Nov 15, in the chapel at First Baptist church in downtown McMinnville (125 SE Cowls St, McMinnville, OR foe -472-7941)
Four of us from the
Taizé worship team attended a service in Portland on Sunday the 8th - so beautiful!

Here's a U-tube clip of a Taizé Service - candles, contemplative music, quiet, laying on of hands & sharing a few readings.

& next Saturday, Nov 21, I'll be playing downtown for the 'Third Sat' Art & Wine Walk, at Oregon Stationer's on 3rd, between Baker & Cowls, 5 PM - 6:30!