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Hoop Dance for Moving Meditation

Learn how to develop an active meditation practice using a hula hoop that will encourage movement and self-expression, calm your mind and increase your energy, relieve stress, and expand your state of awareness. Participants will learn several on and off the body techniques, transitions, and tricks that will help improve your coordination and balance in …

Love Your Leather: Basic Leather Care

Proper care and maintenance of your leather gear can prolong its life. From boots to apparel to floggers and whips, this class teaches the basic skills needed to keep your leather looking good. Starting with a simple, basic kit to a bootblack’s wet dream, explore products and gear to find what you need so you …

Connective Bootblacking

Sitting for a bootblack can be enjoyable, much like a hair stylist or manicure. But how can it be taken beyond a typical service? Whether you are the bootblack or are sitting for one, learn tips, tricks and ideas to make your bootblacking experience more connected and shared. From simple blacking techniques, to creating a …

Protocols for Problems: Keeping Trouble on a Leash

Learn how to handle life’s lumps masterfully. This class explores factors to help develop language, framework, and emergency strategies that guide conduct of both sides of the slash when difficult situations arise. Acquire self assessment tips and tools to prevent pitfalls and find safe space to address problems and needs. Suggested Duration: 90 minutes (1.5 …

Tending the Love: Managing Conflict in Relationships

Things can and often do not go the way we plan them, especially in relationships. Handled badly, conflict can do real harm, both to you and the people you care about the most. It can lead to quarrels, mistrust, or even causing people to part ways. Handled well, however, conflict can be extraordinarily useful. If …

Talking to be Heard: Communication for Problem Solving

Learn to improve the quality of personal relationships one interaction at a time. Explore communication in conflict situations and learn techniques to assess your message so it can be offered in ways that are non-combative and better received by others. By examining the unmet needs behind what we do or say, this helps reduce hostility, …

Playing With Fire

An informative overview covering safety and risk awareness concerning fire play and a discussion concerning equipment and materials followed by a demonstration of several techniques including fleshing, drumming, flash cotton, and cupping using a variety of tools such as batons, knives, etc. Participants may engage in guided hands-on learning experience with several techniques. Suggested Duration: …