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Marine Captain Tyler Boudreau returned home in 2004 with post-traumatic stress syndrome and an emotional war wound that experts now call a “moral injury”. He could only sleep for an hour or two at night. He refused to take showers or leave the house for long periods of time. He and

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if I was the only one in the whole wide world who had lost her mojo and longed to get it back. Then I started telling my story—and voilà! Millions of people responded to tell me how they had once lost theirs and since gotten it back.”

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Group Manifesting for the Earth – 7-9pm. Join us as we set out to manifest with the Earth. Truly magical as we follow a meditative format and span the planet as a group. Working on cleanup and diplomacy. With Shari Bitsis. $10. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.



What is Reiki? – 6-7pm. With Myra Partyka. Reiki is a hands-on healing technique you can do on yourself or others to relieve stress and promote balance, harmony, and wellness. Meet the instructor,

Weight Loss Hypnosis Group – 10-11:30am. Group (small) hypnosis, focus of session is “Keeping the Weight Off.” Don’t let old habits creep back in. 1 in 5 dieters remain successful, be in the 20 percentile. $25. Holistic Margarida, 58 Main St, 2nd Fl, East Greenwich. 401-480-5938.


TUESDAY, JUNE 3 Love Human and Divine: Ananda – 6:30-8pm. All of us have the same longing to love and be loved. Experience the heart of love in this evening of music, meditation and talk by special guest speaker Nayaswami Asha. Suggested donation $10. Ananda Providence, 593 Charles St, Providence. 401-5244766. Tong Ren Guinea Pig Class – 7-8:30pm. Need some energy work or just relax? Come by, listen to soft music, get comfy as I lead a meditation and tap on the acupuncture points on a model to relieve blockages. With Shari Bitsis. Donations accepted. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401465-4249. Monthly Consciousness Teleconference – 8-9pm. Learn how to free yourselves and your relationships from sabotaging patterns by utilizing intuitive perception and Family Constellations. Gain practical, real-world tools and techniques for accessing the three dimensions of consciousness and releasing personal issues. Free, Virtual via phone. The Psychotherapy Center for Wellness: 401-536-5575. RSVP:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 Spiritual Movie: Finding Happiness – 6:30-9pm. The Rhode Island showing of the Ananda Spiritual Movie, Finding Happiness. Present at this RI showing will be Naya Swami Asha, who is also featured

Celebrating Small Local Natural Business – 11am-3pm. Local Naturopath Peter Morrell, from the Tree of Life Center and radio host of Holistic Hotline (, will be at the store from answering questions on natural health from 11am-1pm. Regional vendors will be throughout the store. We are celebrating small local natural business. Free. The Good Seed Natural Food Market, 138 Central Ave, Seekonk, MA. 508-399-7333. Crystal Sale – 11am-6pm. Take 25% off all crystals in stock. AscensionNxt, 1675 Cranston St, Cranston. 401-228-8348.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8 Mediumship Basic Training Workshop – 9:30am6pm. Workshop explores the different means by which one can receive and transmit information from the spirit world for self healing and to assist others in healing. With Gladys Ellen. $200 includes Fl, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Sunday Gong Bath & Discussion Group — 10am1pm. Discussion of spiritual or holistic health topics, then meditation & a gong bath. Topic: Natural Cancer Treatment Protocols. Joy (Gongs of Joy) & A.Michelle (Drumsong). $10 donation requested. Village Wellness Center, 422 Post Rd, Warwick. 401-258-3952.


Fairy House Building – 2-4pm. Let’s hike around looking for places perfect for fairies to live and collect nature material. Create a fairy house under the trees; how about mushrooms chairs and more. $5/person. New Dawn Earth Center, 75 Wrentham Rd, Cumberland. 401-333-1341.

Bulldozer Health Talk – 7-8:30pm. Learn about this healthcare reform initiative to take back your health. Hear a journey from being told she was go-


Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6 Ceremonial Sounds for Healing – 7:30-9pm. Peter Blum & Sacred Singing Metals, with Rosie Warburton. Vibration healing with singing bowls, gongs and bells. Peter has been offering sound healing concerts for 25 years. $20 suggested donation. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave, Cranston. 401-780-9809.

Dream Circle – 7-9pm. Reconnect with your dreams and awaken to a whole new world. Join us to explore your dreams thru dream re-entry, dream theater and more in a fun and supportive way. With David Barr and Katharine Rossi. $15. Fireseed, 194 Waterman St, 3rd Fl, Providence. 401-924-0567.


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markyourcalendar What Is Science of Mind - 7:15-8:30pm. philosophy The Science of Mind and how a SOM Spiritual Practitioner can help you create the life you wish to live. Free. Westshore Wellness, 459 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 401-450-4172.

THURSDAY, JUNE 12 Awakening Through Drum Healing – 10am12pm. Have you had a situation where you haven’t felt the same since? You may have experienced power or soul loss. Shamanic Drum Healing returns lost parts to self, removes energetic blocks and restores harmony. Energy-N-Elements, LLC, join Katharine Rossi & Paul DiSegna. $35/person. To register: 401-736-6500 or Reiki Share – 6-8pm. All Reiki practitioners, students and teachers come share Reiki energy and ideas. Free. AscensionNxt, 1675 Cranston St, Cranston. 401-228-8348. Intro to the Archangels – 6-8:30pm. A fun, informative workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the Archangels and the prerequisite for 28 & 29. $30. With Gladys Ellen. Heavenly Hugs, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Animal Communication and Gallery Reading — 6:30-8:30pm. Have ever wondered what your pet was thinking, or what is bothering them? Animal communication is a form of telepathic communication. Call for tickets and to RSVP. $40. Rising Lotus, 30 Main St, Woonsocket. 401-692-0107.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13 Celiac & Gluten-Free Support Group – 7-8pm. Monthly meeting of Healthy Villi Celiac & GlutenFree Support Group. Join us to learn more about gluten-free living in a fun, informative setting. Free. The Good Seed Natural Food Market, 138 Central Ave, Seekonk, MA. 508-399-7333.

power. Donation appreciated. Wendy Love Edge, Fireseed, 194 Waterman St, 3rd Fl, Providence. 401-924-0567.

Flower Essences Talk – 6:30-8pm. Learn the basics cluding two different systems for working with them. Led by Jayleigh Lewis with 10 years of experience. Donation. Fireseed, 194 Waterman St, 3rd Fl, Providence. 401-924-0567.

The Weaving of Your Lives – 6-9pm. With Corbie Mitleid. Discover how seeing your lives and karma as an intricately woven tapestry of discovery, soul agreements, and unbounded compassion can deeply enrich the life you have now. Corbie will lead you that is yours. $39. All That Matters, 315 Main St, Full Moon Yoga – 7-8:15pm. Rejuvenate in full moon lunar energy. Flow in a soothing, calming sequence as you connect to the energy of the moon, source of our feminine nature. Candle lit; all levels. $10 cash/check only. Focus Yoga, 63 Cedar Ave, Ste 10, East Greenwich. 401-354-9112.

Guided Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Heidi Gabrilowitz will lead a guided meditation to connect with your angels, and give those new to meditation a chance to experience this ancient art of centering. $15. The Heart Spot, 700 Greenville Ave, Johnston. 401-231-0081. Second Friday Healing Gong Bath — 7-8:30pm. Melt into a state of peace, relaxation and bliss as the healing vibrations of the gongs, singing bowls and drums wash away your stress! With Gongs of Joy and Drumsong. $20 pre-registered/$25 at door. Village Wellness Center, 422 Post Rd, Warwick, RI. 401-258-3952.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 Integrated Energy Therapy®: Basic – 9:30am6pm. Energy Therapy Training with the Angels. One of the next generation, hands-on, power energy therapy systems that gets the “issues out of your tissues” for good. With Gladys Ellen. $195. Heavenly Hugs, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Weight Loss Hypnosis Group – 10am-11:30pm. Group (small) hypnosis, focus is “Weight Loss Motivation.” Developed to help anyone wanting to escape the trap of yo-yo dieting, get the weight down and keep it down. $25. Holistic Margarida, 58 Main St, 2nd Fl, East Greenwich. 401-480-5938. – 1-5pm. Class includes a deck of cards, instruction booklet and 1675 Cranston St, Cranston. To register, Steph: 401-218-7990. 401-228-8348.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15 Integrated Energy Therapy® – 9:30am-6pm. Intermediate Training & Attunement. Learn to clear energy imprints from past life karma and “esoterically dowse” and interpret blockages in the human Basic. $215. Heavenly Hugs, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Gongs at Full Moon Fire Ceremony — 5-7pm. and summer solstice with a gong bath & other rituals! With Joy (Gongs of Joy) and Drumsong (A.Michelle). Donation. Acorn Cottage, 102 Woodbine Rd, Wake-

MONDAY, JUNE 16 Finding Balance Through Food: Eating to Nourish and Cleanse – 6-8pm. With Lynn Goodwin, All That Matters’ Health Coach and Ayurvedic Health Educator. Discover how nourishing and satiating a whole foods way of eating can be. $29. All That

TUESDAY, JUNE 17 Tong Ren Guinea Pig Class – 7-8:30pm. Need some energy work or just relax? Come by, listen to soft music, get comfy as I lead a meditation and tap on the acupuncture points on a model to relieve blockages. With Shari Bitsis. Donations accepted. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

Shamanic Journey Group – 7-8:45pm. Journey to a live drum as you practice modern applications of this ancient technique. Gain insight and understanding about yourself, the world and your relationships. With Katharine Rossi. $10. Fireseed, 194 Waterman St, 3rd Fl, Providence. 401-924-0567.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 Animal Communication and Gallery Reading — 7-9pm. Have ever wondered what your pet was thinking, or what is bothering them? Animal communication is a form of telepathic communication. Call for tickets. $40. Rising Lotus, 30 Main St, Woonsocket. 401-692-0107.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20 Angel Whispers Practitioner™ Class – June 2021. 9:30am-4:30pm. 2-day intensive. Learn to access the “Angel Zone” and how to receive messages for yourself and others. Exercises include Releasing Self Doubt, Mirror Walk and more. With Angel Whispers Rhode Island, Angel Whispers Serenity Space. $300, includes lunch & all course materials. North Kingstown. To register, Adriene: 401-741-2278 or Summer Solstice Celebration – 6:30-8:30pm. Join us on the beach for a gathering and organic ritual to honor the longest day of the year. A community celebration for all ages. Donation appreciated. With Jayleigh Lewis and Katharine Rossi. Newport. For location: 401-924-0567. Third Friday Healing Gong Bath — 7-8:30pm. on the sounds of the gongs, Tibetan & crystal singing bowls, drums, etc.! With A.Michelle, Joy (Gongs of Joy), and Shawn. $20 pre-registered/$25 at door. Heart of Peace Dale, 1070 Kingstown Rd, Palisades Mill Complex, Bldg.#9, Peace Dale. 401-258-3952.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 21 108 Sun Salutations – 8:45-10:15am. With Kristi Martel. Celebrate this year’s Summer Solstice at South Kingstown Town Beach by offering 108 Sun Salutations to the Earth. All welcome. $20. All That Weight Loss Hypnosis Group – 10-11:30am. Hypnosis group (small) where the focus of the session will be “Portion Control.” Nutritional balance is good but not the whole story, portion is essential for success. $25. Holistic Margarida, 58 Main St, 2nd Fl, East Greenwich. 401-480-5938.

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Group Manifesting for the Earth Hike – 10am1pm. Come join us for a hike in the woods as we group manifest for the planet. Will meet at Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk, MA. With Shari Bitsis. Email to RSVP & for directions. $15. Spirit of Agape. 401-465-4249. Third Eye Chakra Event for Indigo’s & Lightworkers — 10am-6pm. How to release old family/ personal patterns, understanding the energy body, chakras, tools to get in touch with your life purpose, intuition and multiple metaphysical modalities. Guest speakers and more. Tickets can be purchased over the phone, online or in person. $85, includes food and materials. Positive New Beginnings, 877 Broadway, East Providence. 401-432-7195.

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Yin Yoga & Meditation – 12-4pm. With Jenn Thomas. Rebalance and harmonize your energies. yourself in your inner resources. $39. The Heart Spot, 700 Greenville Ave, Johnston. 401-231-0081.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22 The Work that Reconnects – 10am-5pm. Face the ecological and social crises and come out stronger and clearer in heart and mind. Avoid burnout and grow more effective in our efforts to preserve life. $50/nonmembers. SpiralEcology, Revive the

markyourcalendar Eyelash Extension Training Class - 11am-7pm. What is holding you back from earning top dollar as a Eyelash Artist? Lash Artistry is the #1 area in the Beauty Industry. Learn from professional Eyelash experts. With a professional eyelash ex2 clients. Please call. Diane’s Permanent Makeup & Eyelashes, 101 West Natick Rd, Accross from Warwick Mall, Warwick. 401-855-4333.

TUESDAY, JUNE 24 Let Your Yoga Dance – 6:30-7:30pm. With Mary Scannell. Practice living in the present moment. Let Your Yoga Dance class blends guided and spontaneous movements to boost concentration, promote online. The Heart Spot, 700 Greenville Ave, Johnston. 401-231-0081. Group Manifesting for the Earth – 7-9pm. Join us as we set out to manifest with the Earth. Truly magical as we follow a meditative format and span the planet as a group. We are working with cleaning up the water. With Shari Bitsis. $10. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 Meditation & Near Death Experiences – 7-8:15pm. What is the mystical aspect of meditation and how does it relate to those that have had a “Near-Death Experience” (NDE)? Dr. Post will explain the universal connection. Free. Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Rd, Kingston. 401-783-8254.


Happy Father’s Day! Herb Drying And Preserving – 7-8:30pm. Come learn hands-on about the herbs in our herb garden. From rosemary to peppermint, learn how to dry and preserve fresh herbs for use over the winter. $15/ person. New Dawn Earth Center, 75 Wrentham Rd, Cumberland. 401-333-1341. Abraham-Hicks Discussion Group – 8-9:15pm. You activate a vibration in you to which the Law of Attraction responds. Discuss these and more profound ideas about how we create our own reality. $5 suggested donation at door. The Heart Spot, 700 Greenville Ave, Johnston. 401-231-0081.

FRIDAY, JUNE 27 Meet Amma, World Renowned Spiritual Leader and Humanitarian – June 27-30. 10am-7pm. You are invited to receive a free personal blessing from Amma, known as the “Hugging Saint” by international media. Free. Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade C, 181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA. 716-226-6223. Shamanic Dreaming Workshop – 6-9pm. Join us for a journey into the land of dreams. Meet your dream guide, enter the realm of dreams through your dreamgate and learn how to work with your dreams. With David Barr and Katharine Rossi. $48. Fireseed, 194 Waterman St, 3rd Fl, Providence. 401-924-0567. Fourth Friday Healing Gong Bath — 7-8:30pm. Let the resonant sounds of the gongs, Tibetan singing bowls and drums help you melt into a state of complete relaxation and peace! With Gongs of Joy and Drumsong. $20 pre-registered/$25 at door. Breathing Time Yoga, 541 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. 401-258-3952. Monthly Gong Bath – 7:30-8:45pm. With Stephanie Marisca and Cathy Cesario. Experience the vibrational healing of the bronze gong and Tibetan singing bowls. Many people experience something noticeable during a meditative Gong Bath. Whatever your experience, it will be the perfect experience unique to you. $20/preregistered, $25/at door. All

– June 28 & 29. 9:30am-6pm. 2-day training unlocks your abilities to see, hear and speak with the Angelic Realm. Learn how to connect with your Angels and awaken your intuitive gifts. With Gladys Ellen. Prerequisite: Intro to Archangels. $300. Heavenly Hugs, 917 Warwick Ave, 2nd Fl, Warwick. 401-935-8451. Weight Loss Hypnosis Group – 10-11:30am. Group (small) hypnosis. You know “you shouldn’t eat, but you do anyway.” End the battle of “Boredom Eating.” $25. Holistic Margarida, 58 Main St, 2nd Fl, East Greenwich. 401-480-5938. Renew Life Demonstration – 10am-3pm. Eric Burke, Representative from Renew Life Digestive Health Formulas, will offer free samples, extra discounts, and answer any of your digestive health questions regarding heartburn, indigestion, constipation, ulcers, plus probiotic, cleansing and ness, 510 E Main Rd, Middletown. 401-847-7480. tion – June 28 & 29. 10am-3pm. Using powdered herbs, clay, salt, sugar or herbal paste applied to the body, can help detoxify and rejuvenate the body. It can be stimulating and exfoliating or calming and soothing depending on your client’s individual needs. CEs available for Yoga Alliance & NCBTMB. $275. SAMA, Newport. 877-832-1372. Iridology Reading – 10am-4pm. Charlie Facey ing Iridologist for 10 yrs. He will take pictures of healthy lifestyle based on his reading. $60/45-min session. Nature’s Goodness, 510 E Main Rd, Middletown. 401-847-7480.

the relationship between nutrition and the thyroid. Free health screening. Free. Natural Health Solutions/Dr. Bomback, 293 Linden St, Fall River, MA. 508-678-1233.


Intro to Energy – 2-4pm. Don’t know what energy healing is? Join Ashley and Steph as they introduce you to various forms of healing such as Reiki, IET Chakra cleansing, manifesting and more. Free. AscensionNxt, 1675 Cranston St, Cranston. 401-228-8348.

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Awaken through Drum Healing – 6:30-8:30pm. Have you had a situation where you haven’t felt the same since? You may have experienced power or soul loss. Drum healing returns lost parts to the self, removes blockage. $35. AscensionNxt, 1675 Cranston St, Cranston. 401-228-8348.

treatment. Receive the attunement and practice what you have learned. With Angel Whispers Rhode Island, Angel Whispers Serenity Space.

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Tong Ren Guinea Pig Class – 7-8:30pm. Need some energy work or just relax? Come by, listen to soft music, get comfy as I lead a meditation and tap on the acupuncture points on a model to relieve blockages. With Shari Bitsis. Donations accepted. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

SATURDAY, JULY 12 Weight Loss Hypnosis Group – 10-11:30am. Hypnosis (small) group. Focus of session is “Control Your Hunger.” Retrain your instinctive responses so that healthy eating behaviors become the norm versus the exception. $25. Holistic Margarida, 58 Main St, 2nd Fl, East Greenwich. 401-480-5938.


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Introduction to Marma Therapy Class – 10am3pm. Activating marma points allows light and prana into the body, transforming the biochemistry of the physiology. 6 CEs available for Yoga Alliance & NCBTMB. $155. SAMA, 79 Thames St, Newport. 877-832-1372.

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LARGE SouND PRooFED TREATMENT RooMS available at 360 Face Mind Body, a beautiful wellness spa now located in Coventry, just around the corner from the Center of New England. Rent includes, WiFi and utilities. Perfect for acupuncturist, massage therapist, or other wellness practitioner. Must have own insurance. For more information call 401-886-1938.

energy towards the “terminal ends” of the body, integrating western and ayurvedic massage techniques. Free stones during guided harvest. $375. SAMA, Newport. 877-832-1372.



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Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program – 12-6pm. 1 weekend per month. 605 hours in total. Live webinar option. Reviewed by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Ayurvedic medicine is recognized as one of the 3 top medical systems, according to the World Health Organization. Payment plans available. SAMA, Karyn Chabot, Newport. 877-832-1372.

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SPACE AvAILABLE for rent at full service salon on the East Side for the holistic minded who appreciate the use of all natural and organic products. Perfect for a Stylist, Esthetician, Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. Call 401-274-1981 for more information. THE WoMEN’S WELL CoMMuNITY WHoLISTIC CENTER – Interviewing Integrative Wellness Practitioners to join our team of Alternaspecialists in Ayurveda, Shiatsu, and Integrative Breathwork, as well as Yoga and Dance teachers for classes. The Loft of The Well is available for private classes, workshops, trainings, conferences, women’s circles, men’s spiritual groups, and gatherings of the heart’s desire. Call 835-LOVE or email


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Celebration Service – 9:15-10:30am. Science of dren’s program, baby sitter, inspirational music. Free. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 W Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-732-1552.

Svaroopa® Beginning Yoga Class – 11am12:30pm. Svaroopa yoga reduces pain, reverses aging and boosts your healing. You smile more easily; breathe more fully; love more openly. Beginners and new students welcome. With Maria Sichel. New students: $50/5, $19/series. Time For You Yoga, 2155 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland. 401-305-5319.

Spiritualist Service – 10-11:30am. Come experience the First Spiritualist Church of RI every Sunday. Service includes healing, a guided meditation, and our guest medium giving a talk and spirit messages. Free. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. open Meditation – 10am-12pm. Weekly open sitting meditation with beginning chants, then sitting and walking meditation. Drop-in any time during session. Instruction offered at 10am. All are welcome. Optional donation. Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence, 541 Pawtucket Ave, 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-270-5443. Providence. Providence Sunday Morning Satsang – 10am12pm. We invite you to join us on the 4th Sunday monthly for meditation, chanting, inspiration, satsang and refreshments. Healing Prayer Circle after refreshments at 1:15pm. Donation. Ananda Providence, 593 Charles St, Providence. 401-524-4766. Sunday Satsang at Ananda Hopkinton – 10am12pm. Join us weekly for meditation, chanting, inspiration, satsang and veggie potluck lunch. Healing Prayer Circle after lunch on 2nd Sunday. 4th Sunday satsang is in Providence. Donation. Ananda Hopkinton, 40 Collins Rd, Hopkinton. 401-524-4766. Northwest Farmers’ Market – 11am-2pm. Opening June 1. Rain or Shine. Every Sunday thru September. Plants, fruits, veggies, lettuce, herbs, poultry, eggs, honey, music, hiking. Leashed dogs allowed. Free. Petersen Farm, 451 Putnam Pike, Rte 44, Chepachet. 401-258-2609. Zumba with Rupa’s Bollywood Fusion – 4-5pm. Zumba with Rupa’s Bollywood Fusion. Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, Sundays, 4-5pm. $8. Jen McWalters Pilates and Beyond, 999 Main St, Ste 111, Pawtucket. 401-475-0084. Walk-ins & deals:

Children’s Jiu Jitsu Classes – 5-6pm. Also Wednesday, 5pm; Saturdays, 10am. Children learn the highly effective art of Jiu Jitsu, gain more self and much more. $60/month. InnerStengths Jiu Jitsu, 311 Washington Ave, Providence. 774-488-6940. over 50 Yoga and balance. Small Classes. $10. Holistic Margarida, 58 Main St, 2nd Fl, East Greenwich. 401-480-5938. Heart of Recovery – 5:30-6:30pm. Weekly mindfulness meditation and 12-step meeting and discussion. All recovery and meditation traditions, and beginners, are welcome to share experience, strength, hope. Optional donation. Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence, 541 Pawtucket Ave, 2nd Fl, Pawtucket. 401-270-5443. Providence. over 50 Yoga


strength, and balance. Small Classes. $10. Holistic Margarida, 58 Main St, 2nd Fl, East Greenwich. 401-480-5938. Indigo Meeting — 6:30-8pm. With Tiffany. Meet up with other Indigos. Donation. Positive New Beginnings, 877 Broadway, East Providence. 401-432-7195. Adult Jiu Jitsu – 6:30-8:30pm. Also Wednesday, 6pm; Friday, 7:30pm. Jiu Jitsu is a great way to get self awareness. Set own pace; no prior experience needed. $70/monthly, $15/drop-in. InnerStengths Jiu Jitsu, 311 Washington Ave, Providence. 774-488-6940.



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Women’s Support Group – 6:30-8:30pm. 1st Wednesday. Find a safe and comforting place to share your experiences or seek guidance from your peers in this women’s support group led by Pastor Susan Robillard. $5. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence.

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Meditation and Messages – 7-8:30pm. Enjoy a guided meditation followed by spirit messages from our members at the First Spiritualist Church of RI on the 2nd Wednesday each month. Come develop your own abilities. $5. First Spiritualist Church of RI, 83 S Rose St, East Providence. Group Manifesting for You – 7-9:30pm. Join us each week as we visualize, play and develop scripts filled with positive emotions in order to group manifest for each other. Guided group meditation format. With Shari Bitsis. $20, $90/6 wks. Spirit of Agape, 165 Elm St, Seekonk, MA. 401-465-4249.

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Providence Institute, 18 Imperial Pl, Ste 6A, Providence. 401-270-5443. Contemplative Studies with Jaya – 7-8:30pm. Explore Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita, and other writings to support your daily practice and expand your knowledge of yoga. No prior knowledge is necessary. $15 or member. Santosha Yoga Studio, 14 Bartlett Ave, Cranston. 401-780-9809.

Friday over 50 Yoga and balance. Small Classes. $10. Holistic Margarida, 58 Main St, 2nd Fl, East Greenwich. 401-480-5938. BarSculpt – 5:30-6:30pm. A low impact class, utilizing mats, weights, bands, and a ballet barre to create a strong toned and graceful body. $14/class; packages available. Rhode Island Pilates Studio, 622 George Washington Hhwy, Behind Lincoln Mall, Lincoln. 401-335-3099.

Saturday Kripalu Yoga (All Level) – 9:45-11am. A moderately paced hatha yoga class for all levels including Sun Salutations and deep posture work. Join us in the peaceful setting of the Zen Center. $15/drop-in, $12/Flex Pass. The Yoga Studio of BlackstoneRiverValley, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland. 401-658-4802. Adult Jiu Jitsu – 11:30am-1:30pm. Jiu Jitsu is a great way to get in shape, stay toned while building prior experience needed. $70/monthly, $15/drop-in. InnerStengths Jiu Jitsu, 311 Washington Ave, Providence. 774-488-6940.



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