CLasses and Events

Upcoming Classes and events

Qi Gong Group Practice 

 

Based in the Taoist Chinese System of Healing, Qi Gong consists of gentle but powerful exercises to help improve wellbeing of body, mind, & spirit. "Spring Forest Qigong is a revolutionary approach to the ancient Chinese teachings, revised and enhanced for the 21st Century."

 

Visit EventBrite to see all the current practice group times. 

Taught by C. Rhea Colmar, RN/BSN, LMBT #6383

The Mindfulness and Self Care classes are designed to be experienced sequentially.

 

Open to everyone; beginning to experienced practioners. 

 

Level 1 - This class will introduce participants to the fundamentals of mindfulness practice as a tool for self care including posture, breathing, and the view of the practice.  The class will include the historical context of the mindfulness techniques that will be presented, evidenced based research for effectiveness in the reduction of stress, and how to incorporate mindfulness practice into our lives. We will have time to practice together, discuss our experience as a group, and ask questions. 

 

Level 2 - This class will continue to deepen the students' understanding of mindfulness practices, specifically as the practices relate to working with emotions within the context of sitting practice. 

 

Level 3 - This class explores the ways in which mindfulness practice can be brought into our daily life and our everyday actions. The class will also emphasize learning kindness and compassion mindfulness practices such as Tonglen. 

 

Anyone can attend. Massage Therapists can earn 4.5 CEs for each level.

Continuing Education Approved Provider for Massage CEs - Number: 1000742 / Expiration Date: 2/3/2025 - 4.5 CEs/per level are available for Massage/Bodywork Therapists. More information available at time of registration

 

Visit our Eventbrite page to see a list of all upcoming levels with more information.

The Path of Meditation

 

Online

Cost - FREE (donations appreciated)

In this ongoing series, we will explore further the path of meditation through group practice, contemplations, and discussions. Each class in the series is 4 weeks and the series includes multiple classes per year. Join for any of the classes. No prior experience necessary.  Visit the Eventbrite site to register for upcoming classes. 

 

Previous Classes and events

Take a look at the classes and events Open Sky has offered in the past.

If you would like to request that any class be offered again, please contact info@opensky.community

Mindfulness and self care: Levels 1-3

Taught by C. Rhea Colmar, RN/BSN, LMBT #6383

Continuing Education Approved Provider for Massage CEs - Number: 1000742  / Expiration Date: 2/3/2025

4.5 CEs/per level are available for Massage/Bodywork Therapists

More information available at time of registration

 

The Mindfulness and Self Care Classes are designed to be experienced sequentially. Each Level can be offered as either:

A 1 day Retreat option (9am-3pm) Cost $95.00 per level

or

An Online option with 3 classes of 1.5 hours each.

Cost $75.00 Per level

 

Level 1 - Fundamentals of Mindfulness - Touching the Earth

Level 2 - Working with Emotions - Fire and Water

Level 3 - Mindfulness in Action - Dancing in Space

 

Level 1 - This class will introduce participants to the fundamentals of mindfulness practice as a tool for self care including posture, breathing, and the view of the practice.  The class will include the historical context of the mindfulness techniques that will be presented, evidenced based research for effectiveness in the reduction of stress, and how to incorporate mindfulness practice into our lives. We will have time to practice together, discuss our experience as a group, and ask questions. 

 

Level 2 - This class will continue to deepen the students' understanding of mindfulness practices, specifically as the practices relate to working with emotions within the context of sitting practice. 

 

Level 3 - This class explores the ways in which mindfulness practice can be brought into our daily life and our everyday actions. The class will also emphasize learning kindness and compassion mindfulness practices such as Tonglen. 

Bridging the Divide

This online class blended mindfulness with communication skills in order to provide resources for having difficult conversations. For those interested in staying engaged across difference and “bridging the divide”.

Echos of Enlightenment - A monthly Series about waking up

In this online, monthly series guest teachers are invited to share stories about various historical figures who were recognized as enlightened.  

Rebel Heart

Using Mindfulness practices as a tool for seeing clearly, this class explored how and why we feel stuck, confused, or trapped and how we can listen to our heart’s innate wisdom to discover more freedom and ease within ourselves. Each class included meditation practice, a talk, and group sharing.