Symposia Community Events – April 2012

Free Yoga Class – Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 pm

Have you always shied away from Yoga because you thought you weren’t very flexible?

Symposia is now opening its doors to a totally new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with lots of individual attention.  Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

Certified Yoga Instructor Carmen Rusu
Registration is required by phone, 201-805-1739 or by email:

Sugar Blues: Understanding your Cravings – Thursday, April 5 at 7.30

Suffering from the Sugar Blues?
Are you constantly craving sweets and don’t know why?
Do you want to gain control without deprivation?
In this workshop you’ll learn:

·       The top ways sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness
·       How sugar is part of the solution – not the problem
·       Tips to eat foods you enjoy and not deprive yourself
·       To understand how your lifestyle affects your cravings
·       Your first steps to take back control of your life and health

Donnie Densanti is a Health and Wellness coach who helps everyday people get healthy naturally and holistically. He earned his certificate at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has his own practice, “Life In Balance”.
For more information, log  on to or contact him at

The event is FREE but registration is REQUIRED. Please call or text at 201-805-1739.
Conversation Group –  Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm

Symposia strives to provide a place where thinking people can freely exchange and commingle ideas, imaginations, energy, talents, wild-eyed visions–where we can comfortably and effectively suspend our assumptions about life in order to inquire into the unknown together. 

Our inspiration was the concept of a neighborhood conversation salon promoted by the Utne Reader in the early 1990s. The gatherings we host aren’t much like the long-ago salons of Paris or New York, where authors, artists, and socialites would get together.  There is nothing elitist about this salon.  The gatherings probably most resemble encounters you may have had around campfires, over kitchen tables, in dorm rooms or at slumber parties, during times in your life when everyone you knew seemed eager to share visions and ideas. 

Bring a snack to share and your adventurous spirit.

The Evolved Urbanite – Creating a Social, Cultural & Intellectual Renaissance in Hudson County – Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm  

Founded by educator John Bredin, this is a new project designed to ameliorate the sense of urban alienation and, at the same time, create a vital space to learn about culture and the arts.  A typical Evolved Urbanite gathering (or cultural party) will take place in somebody’s home, an art gallery, or bookstore like Symposia.  The structure is very simple.  One or two creative people (artists, writers, educators, etc) will present an aspect of their work for our edification and reflection.  Then, to help us think about what we just learned, we’ll have an open dialogue (about 20 minutes), followed by a mingling session for random social encounters.

Of course, musicians are also most welcome to add to the aesthetic atmosphere.

For more information, contact  John Bredin at
Guitar Circle – every Wednesday at 8.30 pm

Come jam with local guitar players in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Share your favorite songs and learn new ones. All playing levels and styles are welcome!

Register by contacting Carlos at

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