An Invitation to Dance QiGong

by Karen Steinbrecher
“Dear ones, let’s anoint this earth with dance!” From a year with Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky.

I write this on a cold February morning with a vision in my mind’s eye of spring.  My vision is of green, seeds sprouting, with green shoots emanating from the wood, for this is the time of the Wood element in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We have transitioned to the Wood element. Let us celebrate!  Practicing Qigong enables you to let go of the increasing pressures, the fast pace of life, and bring you back, in touch with yourself.

We, you and I, are the Earth, and we are Heaven, we are the Universe. When we practice the healing dance of Qigong, we work (Gong) to balance Yin (Earth) with Yang (Heaven) as we align body, mind and spirit.

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» Qigong practice is led by Karen Steinbrecher on Thursdays @ 2 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. for 55 minutes. 
» The cost is $10.


by Dean Solon

sitting… with the seeing… with the feeling…
            all the thoughts, all these thoughts … are nonsensical,
            all the beliefs, all these beliefs… are nonsensical,
            all the drama, all this drama… is nonsensical.
Sitting… with the bliss that all the thoughts, all the beliefs, all the drama…
            Are perfectly all right
            And are disposable.
i may rest in this,
i may ripple in this,
i may remember this,
in all the moments of a life.

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Featured Events

Pain and Chronic Illness Support Circle


Starts Sunday, 3/29, 2-3:30 pm
$30 per month: $5 discount if you bring a friend. 

Does pain or chronic illness feel like an obstacle to living your best life? Do you want to reconnect to your own inner wisdom and internal resources to help you feel better? We want to support you in your journey from painful living to living well. 

Join Dana Barron and Brittiney George for a new monthly circle of support for those suffering from chronic pain or illness.  Experience an opportunity to connect with others, share your experience, and receive strategies and resources to support you in your daily life.

» Registration required. Limit of 8 participants.
» To register, contact Dana Barron at or 215-688-5108. Or sign up via Meetup.

About Brittiney and Dana

Dana Barron is a health coach and advocate. She guides clients to identify the root causes of ill-health and to find natural and integrative strategies for healing.

Brittiney George is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist and Movement Practitioner specializing in working with highly sensitive persons and women suffering from chronic pain or illness.


Tween Group Therapy Circle


Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
$30 per session

Creative middle school students experiencing depression, anxiety or difficulty connecting with peers will build a network of positive peer support, learn healthy coping skills and gain relief from difficult emotions in this weekly therapy group with Licensed Child and Teen Therapist, Katie K. May

» Please call 610-813-2575 or email for more information or to schedule an intake.


Yoga and Music for Inner Harmony

Mondays, 5:45-7:00 pm
Adults seeking relaxation and decompression will learn simple breathing techniques and light Yoga stretching to support inner strength and awareness. No-experience-necessary. Classes integrate light instrumental music and stress-reducing essential oils.

» Please call John Muraco at 315-329-9838 or email for more information, including cost and registration.


Rumi and Hafiz Poetry Evening

Wednesday, 3/18, 7:30-9:30 pm

Are you looking for inspiration? Seeking connection? Does your life feel too scheduled, planned, and deliberate – and are you seeking a way to introduce more mystery and magic into it? During our time together, we open to and explore the themes of Divine Love and Mystery found in the wisdom teachings of Rumi, Hafiz, Rilke, Kahlil Gibran, and others.

Reading poetry aloud, listening in silence to poetry being read, and sharing the ways the words move us and confuse us and inspire us, there is no one way to be Present for these evenings. We invite you to join us on the adventure. 

» Please pre-register on Meetup

Quotes of the Month

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
– Robert H. Schuller
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”
– Robin Williams
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Upcoming Events & Programs


Rest, Restore, and Move Class

Bi-weekly: Tues., 12-1 pm
$10 per class

A fusion of movement and postures that help to encourage and restore balance, length, strength, and flexibility to the body while also incorporating a rest element that invites awareness of how to use breath and imagery to help reduce tension. 

» Registration required. Limited to 10 participants.
» Contact Brittiney George @ 610-389-7866 or
movebackintolife or sign up online.

Group for New Moms

Wed. 3/11, 11am – 12:30 pm
Held second Wednesday of each month.

Babies welcome! 
It's Free!
Being a new mother can be both exciting and challenging. Come meet other new moms in a supportive environment to discuss the ups and downs of parenthood. These FREE groups will focus on normal feelings, ranging from joy to frustration to anxiety; changes in identity as a new mother; changes in relationships with significant others; expectations of self as a mother; and other topics as the need arises.
The monthly groups will be facilitated by Kim Vargas, LCSW and Lynne Unikel, PhD, and will take place at The Resiliency Center.  

» Contact Kim at 267-568-7846 or kimvargastherapy for more information or to register. 


EMDR Supervision Group 

2nd Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am

If you are a therapist who has taken the Basic EMDR Training and is looking to gain certification and/or deepen your understanding and proficiency in using EMDR Therapy, join Approved Consultant Elizabeth Venart  for this monthly group. She is also available for individual EMDR Consultation. 

» Learn more by contacting Elizabeth at or 215-233-2002.


Divorce Group Forming
(men and women)

Sunday Evenings: 
2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 7-8:30 pm
Cost: $80 for 3-weeks

This group is for anyone interested in getting support in coping with the aftermath of a break-up or divorce. This 3-week workshop will help participants process their emotions through discussions, energy techniques, and other clearing modalities. 

The activities will help participants assess the emotional and spiritual value of the relationship and see how needs were served. This can shift the perspective and create gratitude and forgiveness. Also, processing the relationship with objectivity will help participants recognize unhealthy patterns so they are not repeated in future relationships.

Group(s) are forming now, so please contact Delia Nessim, Marriage and Family Therapist and group leader, at 610-416-7535 or delianessim to register.


Group Tapping Session

Wednesday 3/25, 7-8 pm
Cost: $10

Join Delia Nessim, MFT, as she shares EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), a powerful energy tool to release stress and emotions that get trapped in the body. Each participant will get an opportunity to work on a topic of their choosing (pain relief, resentment, anger, etc.). The rest of the group can borrow benefits by tapping along.

» RSVP: call 610-416-7535, email Delia at delianessim or register online.

** If you are interested in joining a daytime group, please contact Delia. 

Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop

Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
» RSVP Required 

Laughter Yoga

Monday 2/9, 10 am 
» RSVP Required

Morning Meditation

Mondays, 8:30-9:30 am

Evening Meditation

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm

Qi Gong Classes 

Thursdays, 2 and 6:15 pm

Knitting Circle

Saturday, 3/14, 10-11:30am
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