Wednesday Wind-Up Writing Party

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center is excited to offer a new ongoing social Writing Party series, facilitated by The Generations Project, starting April 21st and continuing on the Third Wednesday of every other month through August, (June 16th, August 18th), from 5-6:30pm EST!

At each session, TGP facilitators will guide participants through a variety of short creative writing prompts, designed to help each person express themselves, share their story and get to know each other. No writing experience necessary! These are fun, accessible exercises to flex your imagination and get to hear the perspectives of other generations of LGBTQ+ people. April’s session falls just before Earth Day, so we’ll be exploring related themes: the Indigenous history of the land, the environment and our global queer community.

Click here to register!

 

 

 

BIPOC LGBTQ Mindfulness Meditation Sit

 Please join me for

 

a BIPOCLGBTQ Mindfulness Meditation Sit

 

Tuesday, March 16th 5-5:45pm

Sunday, March 21st 9:30-10:15am

Tuesday, March 23rd 5-5:45pm

 

 

If you are looking for a helpful tool to connect with your self, help reduce stress or anxiety, or even to simply have a mini respite from the busy-ness of your day, in the company of other BIPOC folx please join me, for a deceivingly simple 20 minute practice based on the teachings of Rev. angel Kyodo williams. ALL levels welcome!

 

To register, and/or if you have questions, simply send me an email with your name, tel. number, and intention for joining this sit, to: heartandhands.suzu@gmail.com  with “BIPOC lgbtq sit” in the subject line.

 

It will be on zoom, and I will ask that you join with video at the beginning, so that we can all create a feeling of safety, “knowing who is in the room.” You are welcome to go off screen while meditating if you prefer.

 

i look forward to sitting with you all.

thank you very much ~ suzu kawamoto

 

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a little about me: I am a licensed massage therapist, and have been serving the Hudson valley since 1991. I love my work, and am now looking forward to opening my life to offer these sits as an opportunity to collectively create a safe and welcoming container for us BIPOC folx to gather and meditate together…. as Rev angel says, “Come as you are, leave as you must…”

Communal Workspace Group

A virtual workspace where folks co-create structure and accountability for themselves and each other when faced with the challenge of starting/completing a project, schoolwork, or anything they want to get done but can’t get going on. The group opens with a check-in on how folks are feeling and what they want to accomplish during the 2-hour work period after which the group reconvenes to share their experience, progress, or roadblocks.

To join the group, email counseling@lgbtqcenter.org

First Friday Sound Bath

First Friday Sound Bath is a 30 minute sound bath experience with the Centers music therapist, Timothy Doak. Sound baths are a meditative experience of deep listening and being “bathed” in sound’s vibrations from various musical instruments. Timothy will lead you into a meditative music space on the First Friday of each month from 5-5:30pm on Zoom. If you can’t attend, it will be available on the Center’s YouTube (https://bit.ly/2NXKtTS) after the conclusion of the sound bath. To register for the event, email wellbeing@lgbtqcenter.org for the Zoom link.

Vinyasa Yoga Flow

Vinyasa yoga is a flowing practice with a focus on synchronizing the breath and continuous flow of movement within the body. This class will help cultivate being in the present moment and focus on physical and mental well-being. These classes will feature several elements of traditional yoga—sun salutations, standing poses, preparation for arm balances & backbends, with focus on gaze point guided by a steady breath. Our goal together will be to bring about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. In an effort to protect the safety of our community, we are asking those interested in participating to register before the group.
To join the group, please email Timothy Doak (t.doak@lgbtqcenter.org) or text 845-481-3419 with your name and email address.

Through The Eyes of Artists: Art Show Reflecting on the 2020 Pandemic. Artist Talk With Ingrid Baumann

poster for artist talk with Ingrid Baumann
Join us for our last virtual art show of the year, highlighting work made by LGBTQ+ artists, focusing on their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit The Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center’s Facebook Page to view the art of Ingrid Baumann and the other featured artists this week! Participate in the live Artists Talks and interact with the artists who will be on Facebook answering questions you have about their work!