Classes

**** ONGOING EVENTS AT HILLSIDE ****

 

 

Hillside Dream Group

First and Third Sundays, 11:45-1:45

We believe we each have a soul. Yet, how often do we spend time connecting with this inner aspect of our being? What is the language of our interior? And what might it be inviting in our lives now?  Dreams can guide us in our everyday experiences. They are an opportunity to develop a relationship with our inner being and become familiar with its intuitive way of communicating. This process honors a sacred relationship with our souls that helps reveal the Divine’s presence already in our lives.

 

Kyudo: The Spiritual Path of Japanese Archery

Sundays, 1:00-3:00

Kyudo is the Way of the Bow. The Japanese bow is large, supple, and is made of wood and bamboo. Because the act of shooting reflects the inner working, the heart, of the archer, Kyudo is a path of self-discovery. Kyudo provides the opportunity for the archer to be pure, and to continue this state until the arrow, naturally, of its own, leaves the bow. When practiced this way, Kyudo becomes a deeply spiritual training. All are welcome and we provide all the necessary equipment to people who are getting started.

 510-642-1314, rfischer@calmail.berkeley.edu, www.kyudo-spiritual-path.org/.

 

   Circle Dancers

Second Sundays and Fourth Fridays

 Potluck at 6:30, Dancing 7:30-9:30

Beginners/All Levels Welcome! No partners needed. Some of the dances are older traditional folk dances and others are more current choreographies. Music is from around the world. The dances will brighten your spirit and warm your heart. Every dance is taught.  www.circledancing.com/el-cerrito.html

 

Singing in a New World

Third Sundays, 4:00-6:00

An opportunity for women, in a perfection free zone, to explore our voices in community, to sing and sound our notes in harmony, in rounds, in songs of renewal and transformation, with just enough ritual, stories and poetry to create a container and a context.  No experience necessary – just bring a willing spirit!  Carol Fusco, earthdiamond4@gmail.com, 510-847-8501

 

Jammin’ With Jackie

Mondays, 10:00-11:00

This is a baby/toddler music class for stay at home caregivers to meet and expose our youngsters to music and movement.  It is a drop-in class – no sign-up required.  For information contact Jackie Geraci, jacqueline.geraci@gmail.com.

 

El Cerrito White Crane Silat

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30

White Crane Silat (WCS) is an integrated self-defense and health system developed at the Persatuan Gerak Badan (Body Movement Unity) school in Bogor, Java by grandmaster Suhu Subur Rahardja. WCS training enhances balance, strength, and flexibility along with emotional and physical self-control and confidence. The El Cerrito White Crane Silat group is open to teens and adults at any level of physical fitness and ability. Contact: Lauren at 510-527-9704, loquatree@comcast.net, or Jaida at jaidakim@me.com.

 

Contra Costa Chorale

Mondays, 7:00-10:00

www.ccchorale.org, 510-255-0703, ccchorale@att.net

 

Open Gate Kids Kung Fu

Tuesdays – Northern Shaolin Kung Fu

Thursdays – San Shou (Sport Kung Fu)

Ages 7-10 – 4:30-5:30

The Open Gate Kung Fu program offers both traditional Northern Shaolin and modern Kickboxing.  Classes are coached by Vince Vasquez in a fun and positive environment. 510-447-9896, opengatekungfu@gmail.com,www.opengatekungfu.org

 

Aikido

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00, 6:15-7:15

Aikido is a Japanese martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba, who created a martial art that is purely defensive in nature.  Aikido can be translated as “the art of peace” or “the way of harmony”.  Aikido practice will benefit you in many ways. Practical self defense skills will be learned, and the exercises will improve physical conditioning. Your balance and flexibility will improve and the concentration needed during practice is very effective in helping you ease the tension of everyday living.

 

Course in Miracles Study Group

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30

A Course in Miracles is an internationally recognized day-by-day self-study program based on the practical application of the power of forgiveness and the attainment of peace of mind. The Course is a nondual spiritual teaching written in Christian terminology for Western spiritual students and espouses the same nondual truth found in Eastern teachings such as Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism.   First published in 1975 by the Foundation for Inner Peace, the Course  teaches that forgiveness is the key to universal happiness and that we move toward this forgiveness by changing how we see the world as we observe it with our Innter teacher rather than trying to change the world. Contact: Cathie at 510-601-8924, cathiemeyer@rocketmail.com; Information about ACIM: www.facim.org