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in-person qi gong
with Kathleen sakovitz

With the colder weather coming, we've moved our outdoor Qi Gong class indoors. Join Kathleen Sakovitz on Wednesday mornings for Gi Gong at Open Spirit. 

All are welcome. Suitable for beginners.

Class will be held in Sue Dickerman Hall.


Suggested donation: $10-$15.
To donate with a credit card via PayPal click here

If you can't make it to our in-person class, Kathleen offers Qi Gong via Zoom at 8:45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


To join one of those sessions via Zoom, click here. 


Starting January 11th

9:30-10:45am or


Gentle Yoga
with Sandra Dennis

Sandra Dennis is a long-serving yoga teacher of 30 years+. Trained in the Kripalu tradition of yoga and influenced by many amazing mentors, she continues her quest in sharing the wonderful gifts of yoga!

During the Covid pandemic, Sandra's yoga studio 'The Yoga Leaf' sadly closed, not knowing where to turn she stumbled upon 'Open Spirit', which has welcomed her into their like-minded community! With gratitude and an open heart she embraces this opportunity to recreate a warm nurturing environment for all students of different ages, abilities and experience, to explore a yoga practice that honors the body's wisdom and foster's a mindful approach to yoga!


"It is really important to me as a yoga teacher that each student that walks into my class is welcomed, understood and respected, and is given the opportunity to explore yoga that fits their own individual needs. Working mindfully with breath, modifications and props, students grow their innate knowledge, trusting when more effort is necessary and when more ease is desired!" ~Sandra 🙏

New six-week sessions beginning January 11th - February 22nd (no classes on February 8th)!

9:30-10:45am  & 11:00-12:15am

$120 for the six-week  session, or prorated at $25 per class for the number of weeks attending.

Pre registration is required.

Classes are held in-person in Edwards Hall

9:30-10:45am and 11:00-12:15pm

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Drop-ins are welcomed space permitting.  Please call or email to confirm

Please email Sandra  or call her at 508-277-8989 to sign-up.


February 3rd


full moon walk

Postponed due to inclement weather. Please check back for a new date. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Enjoy a walk through the woods and fields and along the river by the light of the moon.


Led by Rabbi Katy Allen of Ma'yan Tikvah, we’ll discover and appreciate the magic of being outdoors at night as we welcome Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, and take time to slow down, allow ourselves to rest, acknowledge and appreciate the trees, and enjoy the winter night.


Dress for the weather and conditions. This walk is open and welcoming to people of all faiths and ages, and you are invited to bring a favorite story, song, or poem about the moon, winter, or taking time to slow down.


RSVP to rabbi@mayantikvah to get directions to the meeting spot in Wayland.


February 5th


Tu B'Shvat at Temple Beth Sholom

Rabbi Allison Poirer and Temple Beth Sholom has invited the Open Spirit community to join them for Tu B'Shvat.

They will be welcoming Guest Educator, Safiyat Hamiss of Tasty Harvests and Open Spirit's Nourishing Gardens Project. 

Registration required. Free; Suggested Donation: $15/family


February 10th & 24th


Like A Falling Leaf: Letting Go and Slowing Down

Join Rabbi Katy Allen for As a Falling Leaf: Letting Go and Slowing Down, 30 minutes of ancient and modern wisdom, guided meditation, and reflection.

Everyone is welcome. Donations appreciated.

Registration is required. Click here to register. 


February 13th


book discussion
The sum of us: what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together by Heather McGee 

Open Spirit is proud to co-sponsor the Edward Church Green Team's discussion of Heather McGee's 2021 bestseller, The Sum of Us: What racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together


This book discussion will be hybrid offered via Zoom and in-person in Sue Dickerman Hall. 


You do not need to have finished the book to join the discussion; just dive in and join us wherever you are. (But If you want to read how racism has held back action on climate change, be sure to explore Chapter 8, The Same Sky.) Her “powerful, singular, and prescriptive blend of the macro and the intimate” (Oprah Daily) will draw you in, sadden you, madden you, and yet offer hope.  Available in paperback at most booksellers and through the Framingham Public Library.

Please email Mary Memmott ( for the zoom link if you plan to attend online or to RSVP for the in-person meeting.

Sunday February 26th
1:30-6:30pm or WednesdayMarch 15th

tree of life workshop

Open Spirit is proud to be a co-sponsor of this workshop.

Are you stressed out by life and the state of the world? A climate or social justice activist? Dealing with trauma or loss in your personal life?

Join Rabbi Katy Allen for a multimedia, interactive and meditative journey through trauma and healing with her new book, A Tree of Life: A Story in Word, Image and Text, with photographs by Mary North Allen. Give yourself the opportunity to transition to a greater level of faith and acceptance in the face of personal loss and despair with the world. Join with others to use art, music, movement and more to connect circles of personal, communal, and global grief and healing.

Learn more and register at

In-person on February 26th or via Zoom on March 15th.

Sunday March 5th


Sukha, Refuah, Salaam: Renewing our Connection

The Multi-Faith Collaborative of Open Spirit invites you to reconnect through a series of shared meals and conversations and acknowledge the isolation, dis-ease, and trauma of the last few years. In our diverse spiritual traditions this renewal Buddhists cultivate and wish each other sukha, meaning well-being: Jews pray for refuah, healing of the body, mind and spirit: Muslims greet one another seeking salaam, peace that includes a sense of well-being for the entire community. Other traditions use different words to point to our yearning for well-being.


Please join us this spring for shared meals as we renew ourselves through laughter, friendship, and gratitude for our earth. Mark your calendars now and watch for more details!


Sunday, March 5th 5-6:30pm: Renewal through Laughter and Joy

Sunday, March 26th 6:30-8pm: Renewal through Community

Sunday, April 23rd 3:30-6pm: Renewal of our Connection with the Earth

Sunday, June 11th 5-6:30pm: Renewal through Repair and Reparation

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