Interweave in Summit Announces Three Upcoming Events

Events include a workshop on flexible minds and bodies, a Friday forum on the social message of the prophets, and a Wednesday forum on sensing your way to the sacred.

Interweave, an interdisciplinary and interfaith community learning center in Summit, invites the local community to attend upcomiing educational and wellness events.

Improve your well-being and learn to fully use your bodies on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 to 8:30 p.m. in our workshop on Flexible Minds and Bodies: An Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method with Yasmin Ofek. The Feldenkrais Method focuses on the relationship between movement and thought, using a process of organic learning, movement, and sensing to improve posture, flexibility, and coordination.  Admission is $20 ($15 members) at MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave. in Summit. Yasmin Ofek is a certified Feldenkrais Method instructor from Israel.

What would today’s world look like through the eyes of the ancient Hebrew prophets? How do their values of justice, personal integrity, and social equity challenge trends in our own society? Where are their successors in today’s world and what is their message? Find out this and more in Interweave’s Friday Forum: The Social Message of the Prophets and the Challenges of Today’s World with Rev. Robert Corin Morris. In this “whirlwind tour” of the major prophets of ancient Israel, you’ll explore speaking truth to power, taking the side of the oppressed, championing the “little people,” the corruption of politics and religion, and their incandescent hope for humanity’s future possibilities. The Forum meets for four consecutive Fridays: Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Christ Church, 66 Highland Ave. in Short Hills. Tuition is $60 ($50 members) for the series, or $20 per drop-in. Rev. Robert Corin Morris is the founder of Interweave, and an Episcopal priest, certified spiritual director, meditation teacher and author.

As embodied beings, our senses link us to the world around us and ground us in the Sacred. For the most part, we go about our everyday lives taking sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste for granted. Beginning Wednesday, March 6, learn how various religious rituals and spiritual practices rely on whole-body spirituality in Interweave’s Mid-Week Forum: Sensing Your Way to the Sacred. Rediscover the power of your senses to facilitate greater openness and receptivity through visual art, music, clay, aromatherapy, and food, specifically chocolate! Forum meets for four consecutive Wednesdays: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Calvary Church’s Parish House, 31 Woodland Avenue in Summit. Tuition for the series is $60 ($50 members) or $20 per drop-in. Lisa Brown is a Fine Artist and Teacher. She has a Master’s degree in Creative Arts Education, and has developed her own “Art as Therapy” programs intended to help students explore art as a means for expanding their visions of themselves and the world.

For more information on this and other Interweave events or to pre-register, please call (908) 277-2120 or visit www.Interweave.org.

Editor's Note: This information was submitted to Summit Patch by Interweave.


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