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Expand yourself personally to help you meet life's challenges. Gain skills to set and achieve goals. Meet life prepared and engaged, at every stage.


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World turmoil, social injustices, politics and mean people can leave you with a sick, cold feeling. We can easily become overwhelmed by the events surrounding us. Rather than withdrawing from the world, counter its destructive influences with kindness and compassion. You have the power to reverse some of the anger in this world and bring us closer together. In this workshop, you will learn how to influence the people around you and create a ripple effect of love and compassion.

410239

Instructor : Gioya McRae 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 9/14/2017, ending 9/14/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living” Eckhart Tolle  Mindfulness is being in the present moment so you can experience a happy, healthy life as it occurs. We will work with tools to live more mindfully and learn ways to live your authentic life. Learn how to find your value system and defining happiness for yourself. We will discuss ways to use the happiness habits and make meditation part of your everyday life.

410242

Instructor : Diane Lang 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 9/15/2017, ending 9/15/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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The power of timing and energy in our ability to influence. *understanding the importance of timing *using an ephemeris *optimizing planetary influence in short and long range planning

410240

Instructor : Steffanie Black 

Tuition: $59.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 9/26/2017, ending 10/10/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

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Learn the practice more than twenty million Americans find beneficial in quieting the mind, cultivating inner peace, and enhancing physical and mental well-being. This course is taught by long-time Montclair-resident, Ramananda John E. Welshons, an internationally-recognized teacher who has been practicing meditation and various forms of yoga for more than 45 years. It is offered in the beautiful, serene environment of Van Vleck House and Gardens, and is open to beginners and experienced meditators. It offers a wonderful opportunity to embark on - or deepen - your meditation practice. Learn how to integrate mindfulness and serenity into your everyday life.

420009

Instructor : John E. Welshons 

Tuition: $115.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 9/27/2017, ending 11/1/2017

Location : Montclair, Van Vleck House & Gardens Location : 
  Montclair, Van Vleck House & Gardens.

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In this weekly hour class we will spend time working with affirmation and meditations. Come see if attention and initiation will work for you!

410238

Instructor : Miriam Shankman 

Tuition: $85.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 9/28/2017, ending 10/26/2017

Location : Montclair, New Jersey Center for Healthy Living Location : 
  Montclair, New Jersey Center for Healthy Living.

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Life expectancy has improved considerably during the past couple of decades and most of us will look forward to twenty or more years in retirement.  How we choose to address our aging bodies and minds during this time will be up to us. In this workshop we will learn:  ways to thrive at any age gain, perspective on the aging process and cultivate a positive approach to our future years

410243

Instructor : Diane Lang 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 10/3/2017, ending 10/3/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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It's so easy to get lost in the fear, disillusionment and dissatisfaction in life...we sometimes forget we have the ability to flip the narrative and live in the joy and surprise that life still holds. Join this 90-minute workshop to better understand and tackle your self-imposed restrictions to happiness...Warning:  Joy and laughter will be shared.

410235

Instructor : Rhea Anne Cook 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/16/2017, ending 10/16/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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This 2-session class will look at the concept of creativity from a number of different perspectives.  We will examine the definition and theory of creativity, as well as the practical aspects of how to enhance our own creative spark.  We will give particular time to discussing the psychological components of the creative process and include a discussion of the unconscious mind and the ways that we might use our dreams to cultivate our creative life.    

410150

Instructor : Phoebe Farber 

Tuition: $39.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/24/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

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People take life far too seriously. We give too much credence to incidences of little value and in turn cause ourselves grief and heartache. Discover the secrets to laughter, it's benefits, how it dissolves anger, and how to develop a "laughable lifestyle". Come prepared to share some of your funniest moments.

410232

Instructor : Janet Pfeiffer 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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This program will provide very practical information for those at any age over 50 on how to lead a resilient and successful life. You will learn strategies for increasing the likelihood that your mental and physical health will remain strong. You will also complete a plan that lays out specific actions to take to make the most of the rest of your life.

410217

Instructor : Peter Prichard 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/18/2017, ending 10/18/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

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Change, although often causing trepidation, is an important part of life.  In this workshop we will learn: why change is so difficult, some of the barriers to change and ways to embrace change in a positive way. 

410244

Instructor : Diane Lang 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 10/25/2017, ending 10/25/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

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