OFFERINGS

Each season we have a new schedule with different classes offered!
*all programs at Ahimsa House are free of charge and offered as Dana; donations are always welcome!*
 

AHIMSA HOUSE CHURCH

FALL 2021 SCHEDULE

Mondays

8:30-9:30am Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Collective Climb with Mckayla (starts 10/10/21 IN PERSON, closed group)

7-8pm meditation with Natasha and meg (Virtual & in person with RSVP via email) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84931454124?pwd=RU9rZGNKYW9NSjgwUnVPV2RGUS95UT09 Meeting ID: 849 3145 4124 Passcode: 505733

 
Tuesdays

8:30-9:30am Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

7-9pm  Introduction to Respectful Care for Parents & Professionals with Hanna (finished series)

 
Wednesdays

8:30-9:30am Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

6-7pm women’s circle with Neha (virtual) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84931454124?pwd=RU9rZGNKYW9NSjgwUnVPV2RGUS95UT09 Meeting ID: 849 3145 4124 Passcode: 505733

7:15-8:15pm individual therapy sessions with Neha (virtual, by appointment: 367.357.6811)

 
Thursdays

8:30-9:30am Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

7pm Empathy/Listening Circle group with Nomi (finished)

 

Fridays

8:30-9:30am Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

2:30-4:30pm Food Not Bombs with West Philly

Food Not Bombs gathers food to distribute for free every week. We always need volunteers. http://www.westphillyfoodnotbombs.org

FREE FOOD SHARE - NO CONTACT DOOR DROP DELIVERIES

Come get free food or help share it! http://www.westphillyfoodnotbombs.org

Saturdays

Sundays

8:30-9:30am Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

11am-12pm Gentle yoga with Emily (starting 10/26. virtual https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84931454124?pwd=RU9rZGNKYW9NSjgwUnVPV2RGUS95UT09 Meeting ID: 849 3145 4124 Passcode: 505733)

2pm-3pm Reiki Circle with Shakera (1st & 3rd In person)

2:30-5:30pm Food Not Bombs with North Philly

& FREE FOOD SHARE downtown near the franklin institute

Food Not Bombs gathers food to redistribute for free every week. We always need help. https://www.facebook.com/NPFNB/

6-8pm Portrait Cooperative (1st & 3rd)

SPECIAL EVENTS

10/31/21 5000 Cedar Block Autumn Party!!!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Mondays

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

The one hour sit will be in silence, open for all to join whenever!

3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Collective Climb with Mckayla (IN PERSON, closed group)

Collective Climb is a community organization that serves the young leaders of West Philly. We create critical healing spaces to divest from pain, experiment with joy, and dream of futures fashioned by us for us. Our Restorative Community Project is a weekly intensive equipping teens with a restorative mindset.

7-8pm meditation with Natasha and meg (Virtual & in person) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84931454124?pwd=RU9rZGNKYW9NSjgwUnVPV2RGUS95UT09 Meeting ID: 849 3145 4124 Passcode: 505733

 
Tuesdays

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

The one hour sit will be in silence, open for all to join whenever!

7-9pm  Introduction to Respectful Care for Parents & Professionals with Hanna (in person)

Introduction to Respectful Care for Parents & Professionals. This class will focus on respectful care as it relates to children from birth to age 3. It will be a supportive & connection-focused space for parents & professional childcare workers to delve deeper into respectful care practices, learn from each other, & practice new skills. It will draw heavily upon the Montessori & RIE philosophies (as well as the Waldorf & Reggio Emelia philosophies, attachment theory, improv, the Gottman Institute, Nonviolent Communication & Positive Discipline). We will discuss a wide variety of topics including feeding, power struggles, sleep, movement, boundaries, discipline, & toilet learning.

 
Wednesdays

6-7pm women’s circle with Neha (in person)

It’s common for women to feel alone in their inner experiences. The circle offers a gentle and safe place to share stories, thoughts, ideas, and prayers whether these are in your body, mind, relationships, sexuality, health, food, addiction, religion, family, nature, or with emotions like anger. We’ll close the sharing circle by intentionally connecting to our highest self, the divine feminine, or a higher source. 

7:15-8:15pm individual therapy sessions with Neha (in person, by appointment: 367.357.6811)

Early experiences, withheld emotions, trauma, and life stressors can fix itself within the body to create conflict and tension and even deter health. In an individual session, we can work together to understand what is causing disharmony through psychodynamic, somatic, and trauma therapies along with yoga, reiki, and Ayurvedic counseling. Call/text Neha @ 367.357.6811 to make appointment 

Thursdays

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

The one hour sit will be in silence, open for all to join whenever!

7pm Empathy/Listening Circle group with Nomi (in person starting October 1)

Empathy/Listening Circle group. The approach is a combination of using Focusing (described here: https://focusing.org/sixsteps) and Empathy Circles (described here: https://www.empathytent.com/empathy-circles).

 

Fridays

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

The one hour sit will be in silence, open for all to join whenever!

2:30-4:30pm Food Not Bombs with West Philly

Food Not Bombs gathers food to distribute for free every week. We always need volunteers. http://www.westphillyfoodnotbombs.org

FREE FOOD SHARE - NO CONTACT DOOR DROP DELIVERIES

Come get free food or help share it! http://www.westphillyfoodnotbombs.org

Saturdays

Sundays

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Sitting Meditation Practice with Tim Dunn

The one hour sit will be in silence, open for all to join whenever!

11am-12pm Gentle yoga with Emily (virtual https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84931454124?pwd=RU9rZGNKYW9NSjgwUnVPV2RGUS95UT09 Meeting ID: 849 3145 4124 Passcode: 505733)

In this virtual class, we'll stay mostly low to the ground (seated or lying down), and use gentle movement, breathing (prayanama) and meditation to help settle our nervous systems. You're invited to have props on hand (pillows, blankets, blocks or towels are great options) to help support your body.

2pm-3pm Reiki Circle with Shakera (1st & 3rd In person)

Reiki is a form of energy healing. This class will have a variation of quiet time with self, movement and reiki. During this circle the practitioner will provide mini sessions to each participant or facilitate a reiki trade.

2:30-5:30pm Food Not Bombs with North Philly

& FREE FOOD SHARE downtown near the franklin institute

Food Not Bombs gathers food to redistribute for free every week. We always need help. https://www.facebook.com/NPFNB/

6-8pm Portrait Cooperative (1st & 3rd)

SPECIAL EVENTS

10/31/21 5000 Cedar Block Autumn Party!!!

COVID SAFTEY PROTOCOL

The yogic principle of Ahimsa (non-harming) teaches us that it is our responsibility to care for others just as it is to care for ourselves. We trust the medical community that vaccination is the safe + responsible choice, not only to keep ourselves safe as individuals, but also to do our part in helping get the virus under control for our community.​ 

 

Therefore, facilitators of indoor activity will be required to be fully-vaccinated (2 weeks after the completion of your covid-19 vaccination), and we have implemented the following policies to keep our community as safe as possible.

Vaccines: In order to take any in person classes safe, we request that only vaccinated folks enter the indoor class space. If you are not vaccinated you're absolutely welcome to practice with us virtually. We will be live-streaming as many classes as possible.

Masks: masks worn over the nose and mouth are required inside the space - free masks will be available in the front hallway

Other Measures:​

TRACING: We will have a class sign in sheet and we will ask all attendees to please alert us at ahimsahousephilly@gmail.com if within 2 weeks of a visit you find out that you contracted COVID, so that we can alert other students who shared the space at that time.

AIR CIRCULATION: We have 9-ft ceilings and 6 windows in the space that allow for air flow and circulation.  Windows will be open if the temperature allows.

CAPACITY: We will be capping classes at 50% in person- 10 people per class, so there is plenty of space for social distancing.

DISTANCING: We ask that attendees space themselves in the space when attending.

DISINFECTING: facilitators will be using eco-human friendly disinfectants to clean all items used in classes

 

Thank you for respecting our policies when visiting!

 

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