HOBOKEN – The city’s nonprofit bookstore, Symposia Books, 510 Washington St., has announced a slate of activities for the month of April focused on the body and mind.
Free yoga class every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Symposia has opened its doors to a totally new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with lots of individual attention. Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques by certified yoga instructor Carmen Rusu. Registration is required by phone at (201) 805-1739 or by email to Carpathian_air@yahoo.com.
Sugar Blues: Understanding your Cravings, Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Are you constantly craving sweets and don't know why? Do you want to gain control without deprivation? In this workshop you’ll learn the top ways sugar negatively affects your health and happiness, how sugar is part of the solution not the problem, tips to eat foods you enjoy and not deprive yourself, and to understand how your lifestyle affects your cravings.
Donnie Densanti is a Health and Wellness coach who helps everyday people get healthy naturally and holistically. He earned his certificate at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has his own practice, "Life In Balance." For more information, log on to www.donniedesanti.com or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free but registration is required, so please call or text at (201) 805-1739.
Conversation Group, Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Symposia strives to provide a place where thinking people can freely exchange and commingle ideas, imaginations, energy, talents, wild-eyed visions, and where they can comfortably and effectively suspend their assumptions about life in order to inquire into the unknown together.
The Evolved Urbanite: Creating a social, cultural and intellectual renaissance in Hudson County. Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Founded by educator John Bredin, this is a new project designed to ameliorate the sense of urban alienation and, at the same time, create a vital space to learn about culture and the arts. The structure is very simple. One or two creative people (artists, writers, educators, etc) will present an aspect of their work, followed by an open dialogue (about 20 minutes), followed by a mingling session for random social encounters. Musicians are also welcome to add to the aesthetic atmosphere. For more information, contact John Bredin at email@example.com
Guitar Circle, every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Come jam with local guitar players in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Share favorite songs and learn new ones. All playing levels and styles are welcome. Register by contacting Carlos at firstname.lastname@example.org.