Free Community Meditation
Join us for a complimentary 20 minute guided meditation to reduce stress and anxiety while strengthening the connection to ourselves and others. Karma offerings are our way of giving back to the LIC community and connecting our patrons to each other and to us as individuals on a deeper level.
Upcoming Dates: every Thursday at 6:45 PM
Did you know that 1 in 3 women will experience some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in her lifetime?* October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and we are taking this opportunity to help draw national attention to this human rights issue, and to the Exhale to Inhale mission. http://exhaletoinhale.org/
This class will be a 60 minute vinyasa yoga class with singing bowls, sage, palo santo, meditation and good vibes. Recommended for anyone. Slow to mid-paced class. Hands-on-assist will be part of the experience (option to say no is always there).
Please RSVP here.
Monday, October 16 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us on an interactive rhythmic journey as we explore the community building and relaxing power of group drumming with Brendan Finnegan of Your World Drum Circles. Studies show that group drumming helps to reduce stress, improve coordination, and encourage higher brain functioning.
A graduate of the Remo HealthRhythms program, Brendan will lead us as we discuss and explore the idea of Rhythmic Entrainment, the synchronization of participants into one steady rhythm. All are welcome to attend! No prior musical experience is necessary to feel the benefits of drumming and drums will be provided for all (if you have a drum we encourage you to bring it). RSVP to lock in your spot and drum today!
After 10/13: $27
Purchase in-store or by phone for no fee: 718.752.1414
Tuesday, October 17 at 8 PM – 9 PM
Join us for an Artist’s Reception as part of our transition into the Fall/Winter at SacredWaters. We change in tune with the seasons and would love for you to enjoy our new look, new intention, and new offerings.
Experience relaxing mini-reflexology sessions for free (!), enjoy special event-only discounts on artwork, products, & services, and immerse yourself in our new theme of “The Deepest Ocean”, a vision of SacredWaters styled by Black Dahlia Design.
Come and Go 7:00 – 9:00 with light refreshments
Artist Discussion at 7:30; Art Meditation at 8:00
From Artist Mindy Bassin: “The search for different ways to create has always excited me. My process reminds me of my childhood kitchen experiments combining obscure ingredients while trying to create magic. The blending of raw, seemingly uninteresting autonomous mediums to create an inspired beautiful outcome has always been part of me. This style of art is my new found magic.
“I use different mediums mixed with different pigments, paints, recipes, and techniques to create my pieces. While I carefully control these varied elements, each piece seems to take on a life of its own. They feel like the oceans currents, or the sky’s movements. They become the insides of crystals and the outsides of nature. They inspire me. They flow, they move, they are dark, they are light, they are serious, funny, all at the same time. They are my meditation as well as my exhilaration and they move me every time.”
Us too, Mindy! And you won’t believe how precisely that relates to the meaning behind our theme this season. 😉
Saturday, October 21 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Let the Magic and integrity of the Colibrí Community take you on a deep Shamanic Sound Healing Journey. Allow the sounds of the Jungle, crystal bowls, gongs, mantras, Ikaros and Native sacred songs help you reconnect with your true nature. The science of sound healing is designed to harmonize the body, mind and spirit.
Colibrí Community is dedicated to the preservation and practice of Sacred Art Traditions from Native lineages around the world. Our mission is to share this cultural vision to transform the expansion of human consciousness. With respect for the ancient ways of our ancestors, we humble ourselves and walk in the lifelong process of learning to reconnect in honorable and respectful devotion to Great Spirit.
Welcoming at 7:30; door closes and sound healing begins promptly at 8:00. Participants may bring yoga mats or blankets.
$27 Energy Exchange. Space is limited; call 718.752.1414 or stop by in person to RSVP.
Give what you can. Receive what you need. Be good family, always…in all ways.
With Respect & Love
Monday, October 30 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Dia de los Muertos
Please join us for our 2nd annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. The Mexican Day of the Dead is a joyous and sacred time to welcome the souls of the dead. The deceased have divine permission to visit loved ones on earth and to share the celebration and pleasures of the living (even if only for a short while). In this aspect, the event is a triumph over death and therefore becomes a celebration of life. For the closer we are to the truth of our own death & mortality, the more alive we become.
We will have a traditional Ofrenda (Altar) and a guided meditation to open communication between the worlds that will support and heal relationships with those we have lost. We invite you to bring an object, picture, or artifact that reminds you of something beloved that is no longer present to be placed on the Ofrenda. This can relate to a person, pet, idea, or anything lost that you would like to connect with for one night of celebration. Please wear or bring clothing suitable for inside and outside with festive attire or Day of the Dead costumes welcomed and encouraged. Inside, we offer traditional Day of the Dead bread, sweets, and other celebratory items.
Kindly register by October 31 to accommodate our preparations.
Pre-registration before October 24th: $49
Registration October 24th or later: $58
In contrast to Halloween which is typically related to terror, Dia de los Muertos is distinctively different. It demonstrates a strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors; celebrates the continuance of life, family relationships, and community solidarity; and allows people to talk about (or even find humor in!) death.
Space is limited; get tickets through Eventbrite or stop by SacredWaters in person/call 718.752.1414 to register with no fee.
Wednesday, November 1st, 7 PM – 9 PM
A Full Moon Affair
Please note the changing start time that moves with the sunset…
Ancient cultures measured time by the moon cycle and many have traditionally honored the moon through parties, gatherings, and prayer. The literal mirror of the moon as a reflection of the sun’s light symbolizes the way in which we view ourselves. Just as we cannot look at the bright sun directly, we are also unable to look directly at ourselves: we require a mirror to truly see. The mirror of the moon is two-fold – it illuminates the darkness of the night (shadows) and also serves as a reflection (that we are able to view) of the things we cannot see directly.
Join us in our outdoor (covered) meditation garden to celebrate these relationships and symbols in a casual and social setting – holding space for the moon’s influence and serving as mirrors for one another. The ceremony includes a short astrological discussion, 10 minute full moon meditation, invitation to share with each other, and a sacred sound offering.
The event is donation-based but please RSVP if you plan to attend in order to ensure a seat! We look forward to connecting again; see you soon.
Upcoming Dates: Friday, November 3rd, 8:00 PM
Waking the Wild Woman Circle
Quarterly gathering for men and women to discuss and support positive conversation regarding the divine feminine. Myths, stories, meditations, connection, and community. Karma offerings are our way of giving back to the LIC community and connecting our patrons to each other and to us as individuals on a deeper level.
We attended a Waking the Wild Woman retreat in 2015 with Sarah Durham Wilson of DOITGIRL and Shakti Sunfire and felt inspired to broaden the work. www.wakingthewildwoman.com
Upcoming Dates: Our first circle meets monthly. Let us know soon if you feel called to participate.