Saturday, December 8, 2012

Classes with Eve Costarelli: Flamenco, Tap and Yoga; Yoga Retreat for Daughters and Moms


Looking ahead to the week 12/10/2012-12/16/2012

Monday 12/10/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 4:30-5:30PM
·       Veterans Yoga 6:00-7:30PM

Tuesday starting January 8, 2013 @ Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, MA
·        Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 4:00-5:00PM

Wednesday 12/12/2012 @ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
·       Youth Flamenco (Beginner) Ages 6-9  4:00-5:00PM
·        Youth Flamenco (Intermediate) Ages 10-16 5:00-6:00PM

Friday 12/14/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·        Adult/Teen Flamenco Ages 12+ (This class will resumes 1/11/2013)

Sunday 12/16/2012
Yoga Retreat at Open Spirit for Girls & Moms
Yoga Retreat for Girls (ages 8-14) and Moms (or any adult female) with Eve Costarelli at Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony.

Sunday, December 16th:  1:00 – 3:00pm

Bring your mom (or any adult female) to yoga and practice with someone you love! In a fun and upbeat class, we will explore yoga poses, philosophy, breath work and meditation as well as journaling and the creation of personal mandalas. This class promotes harmony, positive communication, mutual respect, relaxation and friendship. We learn to not only practice yoga on our mat but also how to bring these skills off the mat and into the world.

Expect to leave feeling connected and balanced!

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, block and strap (if you have them). We do have some community props available. Also bring a water bottle and dress for movement. Do not eat for up to one hour before class.

For more information & to register, please contact:

Suggested donation:
$25 per couple (additional siblings $5 each)

Open Spirit is a new multi-faith center for the wider community, a place to celebrate and strengthen our connectedness, to promote healing and wholeness, and to experience spiritual nourishment.

Open Spirit, A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony
39 Edwards Street · Framingham · MA 01701 · info@openspiritcenter.org · 508-877-8162 


   Remember to always be dancing!
          No olvides bailar siempre

Thursday, December 6, 2012

WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts presents FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2013



WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts presents

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2013
FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION CALL (617) 876-4275 OR VISIT www.WorldMusic.org


From Spain
PACO PEÑA FLAMENCO DANCE COMPANY
Performing Flamenco Vivo
Sunday, February 3, 2pm l $48, $42, $37, $30
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston

Flamenco Festival 2013 returns for a glorious 12th season of world-class flamenco dance and music. Exceptional flamenco dancers and a sensational band of musicians and virtuoso singers come together in this production from legendary flamenco guitarist Paco Peña. Packed with intensity, depth and raw energy, Flamenco Vivocaptures all the passions of present-day flamenco.


From Spain
BALLET FLAMENCO DE ANDALUCÍA
Performing the United States premiere of Metáfora
Friday, March 1, 7:30pm l Saturday, March 2, 8pm l Sunday, March 3, 3pm
$65, $50, $40 Reserved seating
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, 219 Tremont St., Boston

Boston debut

Flamenco Festival 2013 returns for a 12th glorious season of world-class flamenco dance and music with the massively popular Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, coming to Boston for the first time, direct from Spain. This renowned company of 17 dancers, singers and musicians, directed by award-wining flamenco star Rubén Olmo, presents the Boston premiere of Metáfora, a dazzling kaleidoscope of castanets, fans, traditional flamenco bata de cola dresses, powerful footwork, demanding technique and jaw-dropping athleticism.


FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION CALL (617) 876-4275 OR VISIT www.WorldMusic.org

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Smell the Roses in Your Poses: A Thanksgiving Yoga Class


Smell the Roses in Your Poses

Photo by Seraphina Landgrebe
That was the theme for both of today’s yoga classes at Open Spirit in Framingham, MA: Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 and Veterans’ Yoga.

Every year, we dedicate an entire day to the celebration of gratitude. We are thankful for good food, good family and friends, good life. But we do not have to wait till this day to be thankful because yoga teaches us to practice mindfulness and the appreciation of gratitude can be practiced all year long. Gratitude unlocks the abundance of life. It turns what we have into enough; granting us satisfaction with our own personal riches. Being thankful for little things around us allows us to be resent and alive fully in the moment. This brings to my mind the phrase “Stop and smell the roses”. If we do stop and smell, look, listen, feel, then we will begin to notice the richness that surrounds and inundates all our life’s moments. Our society floods us with wants and needs (the latest technology, the “best” brands, monetary wealth) and this can become a vicious cycle-but by taking a step back and being aware of the things in your life that you are truly thankful for, brings harmony to chaos, clarity to confusion and peace of mind is born out of turmoil. Notice the veritable cornucopia of things to be grateful for in your life: your family, friends, a roof over your head, working at something you take pride in, a smile or kind word from a stranger, a flower peeping out from the sidewalk, a fresh breeze, the warm touch of the sun, the smell of the earth after rain, the farmers who grow the food, the chef who cooks it…the list is never ending!
So…stop and smell the roses! Take a moment to look at the trees and notice their leaves or lack of, feel the wind on your cheeks and breathe! Breath is what keeps us alive. It can both relax and energize us!

What does mindfulness mean?
·         Appreciation
·         Attentiveness
·         Aliveness
·         Perception
·         Sensibility
·         Understanding
·         Friendliness
·         Thoughtfulness
·         Respect
·         Tolerance
·         Honesty
·         Readiness

A simple mindfulness meditation:
1. Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair or on the floor with your head, neck and back straight but not stiff. You can also lie down on the floor. Or lean against the wall.
2. Become aware of your breathing, focusing on the sensation of air moving in and out of your body as you breathe. Feel your belly rise and fall, the air entering and exiting your nostrils (For the first few breaths you can also allow the exhale to come out through pursed lips. This help to elongate the exhale and the sound is a great focuser) and leave your mouth. Pay attention to the way each breath changes and is different. Notice that the air is cool as it enters the body but it is gently warmed when it exits.
3. Watch every thought come and go, whether it be a worry, fear, anxiety or hope. When thoughts come up in your mind, note them, remain calm and use your breathing as an anchor. Watch your thoughts as if they are clouds drifting by in the sky.
4. If you find yourself getting carried away in your thoughts, simply return to your breathing. I sometimes like to say “Thinking” or “Thought” when I notice I have drifted and this helps me come back to the present moment and my breathing.
5. As the time comes to a close bring some more energizing breaths into your body. You can wiggle your fingers and toes. Roll to one side (if lying down). Get up gradually.
Remember to “Smell the Roses” in each one of your yoga poses. Allow yourself to be right there, in that pose, and fill it up with yourself. Have the courage to be present.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Flamenco, Yoga & Tap Classes with Eve Costarelli (Classes/Yoga Retreat)


Looking ahead to the week 11/19/2012-11/23/2012

Monday 11/19/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 4:30-5:30PM
·       Veterans Yoga 6:00-7:30PM
Tuesday 11/20/2012 @ Dancing Arts Center, 9 Whitney Street, Holliston, MA
·       Teen Tap 7:00-8:00PM (NEW CLASS)
Tuesday starting January 8, 2013 @ Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, MA
·        Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 4:00-5:00PM
Wednesday 11/21/2012 @ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
·       Youth Flamenco (Beginner) Ages 6-9  4:00-5:00PM (No Class Today)
·       Youth Flamenco (Intermediate) Ages 9-16 5:00-6:00PM (No Class Today)
Friday 11/23/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Adult/Teen Flamenco Ages 12+ 10:00-11:15AM (No Class Today)

COMING SOON:
Yoga Retreat at Open Spirit for Girls & Moms
Yoga Retreat for Girls (ages 8-14) and Moms (or any adult female) with Eve Costarelli at Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony.

Sunday, December 16th:  1:00 – 3:00pm

Bring your mom (or any adult female) to yoga and practice with someone you love! In a fun and upbeat class, we will explore yoga poses, philosophy, breath work and meditation as well as journaling and the creation of personal mandalas. This class promotes harmony, positive communication, mutual respect, relaxation and friendship. We learn to not only practice yoga on our mat but also how to bring these skills off the mat and into the world.
Expect to leave feeling connected and balanced!

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, block and strap (if you have them). We do have some community props available. Also bring a water bottle and dress for movement. Do not eat for up to one hour before class.

For more information, please contact:

Suggested donation:
$25 per couple (additional siblings $5 each)

Open Spirit is a new multi-faith center for the wider community, a place to celebrate and strengthen our connectedness, to promote healing and wholeness, and to experience spiritual nourishment.
Open Spirit, A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony
39 Edwards Street · Framingham · MA 01701 · info@openspiritcenter.org · 508-877-8162

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Birth of Flamenco



The Birth of Flamenco today at the Douglas School in Acton, MA. This is my K-12 Young Audiences of Massachusetts program... performances and workshops! Why not add a little flamenco to your school's day? Ole!

http://yamass.org/index.php/programs/dance/eve_costarelli/


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Flamenco, Yoga & Tap Classes with Eve Costarelli/The Birth of Flamenco/Boston Arts Consort Presents


Looking ahead to the week 11/12/2012-11/18/2012

Monday 11/12/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·                 Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 4:30-5:30PM (No class due to Veteran's Day)
·                 Veterans Yoga 6:00-7:30PM

Tuesday 11/13/2012 @ Dancing Arts Center, 9 Whitney Street, Holliston, MA
·                 Teen Tap 7:00-8:00PM (NEW CLASS)

Tuesday starting January 8, 2013 @ Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, MA
·                  Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 4:00-5:00PM

Wednesday 11/14/2012 @ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
·                 Youth Flamenco (Beginner) Ages 6-9  4:00-5:00PM
·                 Youth Flamenco (Intermediate) Ages 9-16 5:00-6:00PM

Thursday 11/15/2012 @ Douglas School, Acton, MA
·                 The Birth of Flamenco 9:30-11:30AM (INTERESTED IN THIS SHOW FOR YOUR SCHOOL? Please contact, Young Audiences of Massachusetts www.YAMASS.org;  617-629-9262)



Friday 11/16/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·                 Adult/Teen Flamenco Ages 12+ 10:00-11:15AM

Performance:
Friday, November 16th, 8PM
The Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St. Stephen Street, Boston
Tickets $12 at the door includes tea and chocolate reception
Reservations recommended by calling 617-247-1719              

THE BOSTON ARTS CONSORT PRESENTS:

SONGS OF SPAIN
Featuring Clara Sandler, Mezzo-Soprano & Linda Papatopoli, Pianist                               
Performing selections from
Garcia Lorca’s: Canciones Espaňolas Antiguas
Manuel de Falla’s: Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas
& Xavier Montsalvatge’s beautiful homage to Cuba: Cinco Canciones Negras
With the Flamenco Artistry of Eva Lorca and Roberto Rios

Yoga Retreat at Open Spirit for Girls & Moms 12/16/12


Yoga Retreat at Open Spirit for Girls & Moms


Yoga Retreat for Girls (ages 8-14) and Moms (or any adult female) with Eve Costarelli at Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony.

Sunday, December 16th:  1:00 – 3:00pm

Bring your mom (or any adult female) to yoga and practice with someone you love!
In a fun and upbeat class, we will explore yoga poses, philosophy, breath work and meditation as well as journaling and the creation of personal mandalas. This class promotes harmony, positive communication, mutual respect, relaxation and friendship. We learn to not only practice yoga on our mat but also how to bring these skills off the mat and into the world.
Expect to leave feeling connected and balanced!

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, block and strap (if you have them). We do have some community props available. Also bring a water bottle and dress for movement. Do not eat for up to one hour before class.

For more information, please contact:
Eve Costarelli 617-216-1643 or AlwaysBDancing@gmail.com

Suggested donation:
$25 per couple (additional siblings $5 each)

Open Spirit is a new multi-faith center for the wider community, a place to celebrate and strengthen our connectedness, to promote healing and wholeness, and to experience spiritual nourishment.
Open Spirit, A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony
39 Edwards Street · Framingham · MA 01701 ·
 
info@openspiritcenter.org · 508-877-8162 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Flamenco and Yoga classes with Eve Costarelli 11/5-11/11/2012




Looking ahead to the week 11/5/2012-11/11/2012 (and upcoming performance information for the Boston Arts Consort)

Monday 11/5/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Yoga for Grades 5-8 4:30-5:30PM
·       Veterans Yoga 6:00-7:30PM
Tuesday starting January 8, 2013 @ Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, MA
·       Youth Yoga (Grades 5-8) 4:00-5:00PM
Wednesday 11/7/2012 @ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
·       Youth Flamenco (Beginner) Ages 6-9  4:00-5:00PM
·       Youth Flamenco (Intermediate) Ages 9-16 5:00-6:00PM
Friday 11/8/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Adult/Teen Flamenco Ages 12+ 10:00-11:15AM

Upcoming performance:
Friday, November 16th, 8PM
The Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St. Stephen Street, Boston
Tickets $12 at the door includes tea and chocolate reception
Reservations recommended by calling 617-247-1719              

THE BOSTON ARTS CONSORT PRESENTS: 
SONGS OF SPAIN
Featuring Clara Sandler, Mezzo-Soprano &Linda Papatopoli, Pianist                               
Performing selections from
Garcia Lorca’s: Canciones Espaňolas Antiguas
Manuel de Falla’s: Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas
& Xavier Montsalvatge’s beautiful homage to Cuba: Cinco Canciones Negras
With the Flamenco Artistry of Eva Lorca and Roberto Rios

¡Remember to always be dancing!
          ¡Ole! ¡Namaste! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Flamenco and Yoga classes with Eve Costarelli: 10/29/12-11/2/12




Looking ahead to the week 10/29/2012-11/2/2012 (and upcoming performance information for the Boston Arts Consort)

Monday 10/29/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Yoga for Grades 5-8 CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO HURRICANE
·       Veterans Yoga 6:00-7:30PM (Please check with center to see if this class will run)
Tuesday starting November 13, 2012 @ Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, MA
·       Youth Yoga (Grades 5-8) 4:00-5:00PM
Wednesday 10/31/2012 @ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
·       Youth Flamenco (Beginner) Ages 6-9 No class today! Happy Halloween!
·       Youth Flamenco (Intermediate) Ages 9-16 No class today! Happy Halloween!
Friday 11/2/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Adult/Teen Flamenco Ages 12+ 10:00-11:15AM

Upcoming performance:
Friday, November 16th, 8PM
The Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St. Stephen Street, Boston
Tickets $12 at the door includes tea and chocolate reception
Reservations recommended by calling 617-247-1719              

THE BOSTON ARTS CONSORT PRESENTS: SONGS OF SPAIN
Featuring Clara Sandler, Mezzo-Soprano 
& Linda Papatopoli, Pianist                               
Performing selections from
Garcia Lorca’s: Canciones Espaňolas Antiguas
Manuel de Falla’s: Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas
& Xavier Montsalvatge’s beautiful homage to Cuba: Cinco Canciones Negras
                    
With the Flamenco Artistry of 
Eva Lorca and Roberto Rios