registration is now open! Day of Spirit and 10th Anniversary Celebration
Heartbeat of Community: Celebrating 10 Years of Connection
Come reflect and celebrate! Mark your calendar for a joyous day of conversation, reflection, workshops, fellowship, and cake. Our theme for the day is “Heartbeat of Community: Celebrating Ten Years of Connection.“
Debbie Clark and Danielle Rousseau will offer an opening talk, reflecting on our Resilience in Community interviews and research. We will have meditation, yoga, walks, art, Qi Gong, and more. The day will end with a celebration of our anniversary.
Come for the whole day or just for the celebration!
For details and registration: CLICK HERE
Starting September 21st
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 🙏
Sandra is offering two six-week series of classes.
First session September 21 through November 2nd (No class 10/26)
Second session November 9th through December 14th
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.
community meditation with Joti Royster
Community Meditation with Joti Royster
Second Saturdays of each month at 10:30 am in Edwards Hall
Join Joti Royster for a monthly community meditation, followed by reflections and sharing (for those who’d like to stay). It is an opportunity to sit in person, with practitioners and friends. There will be guided meditation interspersed with silence for the first forty minutes followed by reflections, questions and insights, sharing, readings, friendship. Joti Royster, formerly from Sacred Spaces in Southborough, is currently at Temple Forest Monastery in Temple, New Hampshire.
Joti can be reached at email@example.com. This event is a sharing of truth, freely offered.
THE FIX IS FREE AT THE REPAIR CAFÉ
Most items are welcome, but we specialize in: clean, mendable clothing; lamps; small appliances; computers and other electronics; bikes; batteries; toys; jewelry; sewing machines and dull blades. If your item needs a part, save time and bring the new part with you.
Refresh yourself with a free drink and a snack while you work with a volunteer to repair your broken item.
To volunteer, go to: tinyurl.com/FramFixVolunteer
For more information, see our website: TransitionFramingham.org/repair-cafe/
An all-volunteer project of the Framingham Rotary Club with support from
Transition Framingham and hosted by Open Spirit.
Located in Edwards Hall.
outdoor qi gong
with Kathleen sakovitz
Join Kathleen Sakovitz for Gi Gong on the Open Spirit campus.
Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, while practicing Qi Gong.
All are welcome. Suitable for beginners.
Class will be held outside of Edwards Hall. Restrooms available.
Suggested donation: $10-$15.
To donate with a credit card via PayPal click here.
Voices of reentry
film screening & community conversation
A film by Nomi Sofer
Understanding barriers facing formerly incarcerated people.
Each year, over 600,000 people return from jail or prison to our communities, where they face countless barriers to employment, housing, and reintegration. The film explores the challenges of reentry and the role communities can play in reducing these barriers. Viewers will hear from four storytellers–George, Shaquan, Sing and Armando–who share portions of their life stories, illuminating the common threads that run through the experiences of many of the over two million people incarcerated in the U.S.
Please join us for an film screening and community conversation at Open Spirit. Events will include a screening of the film (~40 minutes), followed by a conversation between the audience and one or more of the film’s storytellers, local providers of reentry support services, and formerly incarcerated members of our community.
Professor Elizabeth Hinton, who is featured in the film, will be in attendance.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.