Breathe. Relax. Allow.
Happy March, the first month of the original Roman calendar and named for god of war, Mars. You are invited to the happenings below. You are also invited to pray for peace in the world, or create it in your own life. Breathing is always good. Sometimes chocolate is too. When we vibrate more peacefully, it helps all those we are connected to, and thus the world as a whole.
Sound Bath and "Room" at the Arts Club
Aligning with an expanded organizational mission, FABUM will be host to a continuing series of healing and awareness-oriented events, as well as creative gatherings and immersive performance art.
About the offering on Saturday, March 9th at 1:00 p.m.:
The Crystal Ashram group will begin the afternoon with their amazing Tibetan singing bowls. As you relax, laying down or seated, you can simply allow the healing vibrations to wash over you - relaxing body, mind and all your energy systems.
Tibetan singing bowls have been used for hundreds of years for their sonic qualities of brain wave entrainment. Since the brain has different types of frequencies that are created during different states of mind, singing bowls allow the brain to "cut the monkey chatter" and enter into a quiet stillness.
These benefits have been used from Tibetan temples to western universities to modern corporations for relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, and overall well-being.
There will be refreshments served after the sound bath, and then all are invited to participate in the immersive meditation-performance of "Room" by yours truly.
You are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and a pillow for this afternoon offering. Some extras will be available, but please contact us to reserve them in advance.
Arts Club of Washington: 2017 I (Eye) Street NW, DC, 20006
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
$25 for Arts Club Members and Artists
Interview and Book Launch with Lester Hyman
Coinciding with the launch of his book “JFK, The Kennedys and Me”, I am excited to interview Lester Hyman at the Arts Club of Washington the evening Friday, March 22nd.
Hyman has known every U.S. President since Dwight Eisenhower. He was a favorite escort of the famed advice columnist Ann Landers. He was also JFK's mentee as a young man.
Join us for an evening of stories, a book signing opportunity, and more.
6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour begins
7:30 p.m. - Talk with Mr. Hyman
8:15 p.m. - Book signing begins and seated 3-course dinner
Originally from Providence, R.I., Lester Hyman first entered politics as the chairman of the Democratic Party in Massachusetts during a pivotal time in political history. Before that though, he was a young, ambitious Jewish lad that was intimately mentored by a senator whose father was (ironically) a powerful and anti-semetic Irish-American patriarch. That senator also became the first Catholic U.S. President, and one of the 20th century's most famous names.
“I came to D.C. for the Kennedy family in 1969,” Hyman told The Hill. After JFK's assassination, he continued meaningful relationships with Bobby, Teddy and other members of 'Camelot'.
A lawyer and longtime political insider, Hyman has vetted Cabinet and Supreme Court picks for President Bill Clinton, as well as Hillary Clinton during her two presidential campaigns. He currently acts as United States Legal Counselor for the British Virgin Islands, where he keeps a home on the island of Tortola.
Program and Cocktail Hour only: $20
Program and Dinner: $60
If you feel like practicing with me:
My free integrated restorative yoga-meditation class continues through March on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Palisades at the recreation center (5200 Sherier Place NW). This will likely shift to a Yoga Nidra practice in April, so stayed tuned if you feel like that would also serve you.
DC residents, please register at this link:
Non-residents can RSVP through my website.
You can also join me for my 'weekend awakening' yoga at 10:00 a.m. Saturday mornings at the Arts Club of Washington. Please make a $10 donation directly to the organization (cash is fine) when you arrive, or when registering.
You can RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or through their website.
A New Moon
There will be a New Moon on Wednesday, March 6th. During a New Moon phase, the moon is too close to the sun to be visible from earth.
"The moon rises and sets with the sun and is not present in the night sky. Because of this the night sky is darker and an excellent time to view other celestial objects. Like the Full Moon, a New Moon happens at a very specific time when the sun and moon have the same ecliptic longitude and it can be measured down to the second it occurs."
Today's date could be said to have a numerology valuation of 3 3 3: March 3rd - 3/3 - of 2019 (2+0+1+9=12; 1+2=3).
Below is your horoscope.