Unity offers diverse activities for community

From a variety of yoga classes to book clubs, to workshops, to drumming circles, to weekend retreats, to cultural events at the new Unity Hall, Unity Spiritual Center offers a vast array of intriguing programs. Although hundreds drive by the large granite circular Unity sign near the corner of Clague and Detroit roads daily, people are often surprised to find the campus hidden from view at the top of the hill.

Classes, events and activities occur nearly every night at Unity. Unity is a movement, not a religion, and welcomes people of widely diverse backgrounds. With the opening of the expansive Unity Hall facility last year, Unity is now well on its way to becoming a regional spiritual center. For more information, visit unityspiritualcenter.com and www.unityhallpresents.com.
Here are some of the activities on tap for February and March:

NON-FAIL YOGA – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Have you always thought that you’re not flexible enough or strong enough for yoga poses? Join Heather MacLead, certified yoga teacher, for her gentle calming approach. $60 for six preregistered sessions or $12 drop-ins. For more information or to register, call 440-864-0668.

YOGA – Tuesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. – Bring yoga mat and/or blanket and an open mind. Instructor: Tolisa Mize Horning, E-500 certified & registered teacher. Cost is $10/class. For more information or to register, call 440-590-2069.  

YOGA, VINYASA FLOW METHOD – Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. – Recommended past experience of at least three classes. Bring own mats, blankets & pillows as desired. Instructor: Mary Eileen Butts, certified & registered yoga teacher. Cost is $10/class. For more information or to register, call 440-318-4203.

KUNDALINI YOGA – Saturdays, 9:15-10:45 a.m. – Kundalini Yoga uniquely blends breath work (pranayama), meditation, chakra awareness, postures, movement, and mantra to balance the body and mind. Instructor: Dawn Schroeder, certified & registered yoga teacher. Cost is $15/class. For more information or to register, call 216-533-4572.

THE ENERGY OF MONEY CLASS – Wednesdays, through April 13, 7-9 p.m. – Twelve weeks of classes discussing Maria Nemeth’s book "The Energy of Money" and the 12 steps which can lead you to understanding your personal energy when it comes to the money in your life. Facilitator: Rev. Barbara. Cost is $15 each class. Sign up through the office, 440-835-0400.

NURTURE YOURSELF THROUGH HEALING TO HEALTH – Sundays, through March 27, 12:45-2:45 p.m. – An ongoing class utilizing meditations, affirmations, denials, symptom speaks, think structure and sharing for growth and self empowerment. Facilitator: Mary Lee Boesewetter. Suggested donation: $5-$20. For more information, call 440-808-9209.

BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB – Tuesdays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22, 7 p.m. – Learn more about Unity concepts, principles and beliefs. Groups will meet weekly to discuss the Unity House books. First book to discuss is “Heart-Centered Metaphysics:  A Deeper Look at Unity Teachings” by Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck, led by Laverne Wilson. Additional day/time offerings for this class are Fridays, Feb. 11 and 25, from 9-11 a.m. Register in advance by calling Laverne at 440-773-6142. Donations accepted at each class.

COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE – Feb. 11, 7:30-9 p.m. – The intent of the circles is to give permission to find and honor the rhythms that lie within each of us. The focus is play, which means no agenda! Drums and rattles are provided, but feel free to bring your own! No experience or talent necessary! Bring the whole family to play, dance and enjoy the healing sounds! Suggested donation of $10 is greatly appreciated.

TAP INTO YOUR ENERGY – Feb. 20, 1-3 p.m. – Learn to use your body’s energy systems to balance and create a five-minute daily routine that keeps you humming! Join us for a fun afternoon! Contact Mary Lou Stricklin at 216-246-2707 to register. Cost is $35.

WISDOM OF THE EARTH WEEKEND RETREAT – March 18-20 – This is a certification course in Medicinal Aromatherapy which enables you to purchase the essences at discounted wholesale prices and audit future courses for free! Led by Siddiqa Salter, Master Medicinal Aromatherapist. Cost is $499 and includes three textbooks and all necessary supplies. Registration is required by Feb. 21 and a $200 deposit is required. Call Deb Larsen for details at 216-401-7002.

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Volume 3, Issue 3, Posted 4:35 PM, 02.02.2011