Symposia Community Events – April 2014

$8 Yoga Class  Every 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 new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with individual attention.  Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

After the class, feel free to linger, have a cup of tea, chat. Refreshments will be served.

Certified Yoga Instructor Carmen Rusu

For more information, contact Carmen:  201-805-1739 or

 Fearless Mama – Gentle Birth – childbirth classes for expectant parents based on The Lamaze Healthy Birth practices – Fridays, March 28th to 10 pm to April 18th at 7 pm

This is not a class about breathing. The goal of these classes is to empower you and your partner in knowing childbirth is normal & natural and your body has been designed to create & sustain life, bring your baby to this world, and nourish your baby.

The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices help simplify your birth process with a natural approach that helps alleviate your fears and manage pain. Evidence-based information and knowledge you gain through these classes will boost your confidence and allow you and your partner to take a more proactive approach during the birth of your child.

Class taught by Veronika Bamfield, DONA certified birth doula and LAMAZE trained childbirth educator

To register, contact Veronika at

 Sound: The Ultimate Medicine for Body, Mind & Spirit – 3 Hrs Basic Workshop – April 3rd from 6 to 9 pm


 “International Academy of Sound Healing” is one of the world’s most premier research & academic institute in the field of Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls & only organization in the world, offering regular certifications workshops in USA ,Canada, Europe & India.

After years of extensive research, we offer our classes & workshops with a complete scientific, in-depth study & practical approach.

BASIC WORKSHOP : One of the World’s most mesmerizing, 3 hrs workshop, introducing this amazing healing science which brings balance & harmony in all facets of life i.e. Health, Relationships, Prosperity & Spirituality.

For more information, contact Zoltan Laczai  at  or call 347-239-5400

Cost: $5.00

 PRETTY IN INK– by Lindsey J. Palmer – book signing –Friday April 21st at 7 pm

Lindsey J. Palmer’s debut novel is a sharp fictional satire of the cutthroat, high-profile world of women’s magazines set in the era of its decline. The staff of Hers magazine is in for a shock: After months of flagging sales and the increasing ire of the VIPs in the corporate suite, the magazine’s beloved Editor in Chief gets the pink slip, and a notoriously tough editor swoops in to fill the publication’s top spot… and then the massacre begins. The drama unfolds over the course of one very heated summer, in chapters narrated by a range of distinct voices: a well-respected executive editor and mom of triplets, a photo editor secretly dating her boss, a backstabbing web manager gunning for a promotion, a beauty editor gaming the system for her own private ends, among others. As the Hers staffers battle it out to hang onto their jobs, all their fears and anxieties, their hopes and vulnerabilities play out on the stage of the Hers workplace. They gossip and betray, and then occasionally surprise themselves and each other with an act of tender grace. By Labor Day, not only has the masthead of Hers changed dramatically, so have the staffers whose names appear there.

Lindsey J. Palmer worked as a professional writer and editor in the magazine industry for seven years, most recently as Features Editor at Self,and previously at Redbook and Glamour. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she earned a Master of Arts in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and currently teaches 12th grade English and A.P. Literature at NEST+m in Manhattan. Lindsey lives in Brooklyn.

Visit her at or at

Here’s what other authors are saying about PRETTY IN INK:

“A sharp, hilarious romp through a spot-on believable women’s magazine.” –Sally Koslow, former Editor-in-Chief of McCall’s

“Tantalizing…Pretty in Ink is part comic love story and part bloody valentine.”

Devan Sipher, New York Times “Vows” columnist and author of The Wedding Beat

“An essential novel…engaging, sensitive, and so much fun…I wanted to hang out with the women of Hers Magazine long after I’d turned the last page.” –Diana Spechler, author of Skinny

Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served.

“Pathways to Vibrant Health & Well-Being” book signing with co-author Susan Gala #1 (Bestseller on Amazon) Tuesday, April 29th at 7 pm


 Susan Gala will reveal her story of a traumatic event that has gifted her. This story has inspired many women to heal from the inside out.

She is the founder of Pelvic Wisdom™ and is trained as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Integrative Pelvic Core Therapist and STOTT Pilates practitioner. She has advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques and is recognized as an educator, intuitive healer & movement specialist.

Susan provides live workshops nationally and see clients via Skype worldwide. Her decades of practice and research has developed into radical Feminine Fitness for self-care.



Guitar Circle – Every Thursday 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!

To register or for more info, contact Carlos at

 PUPPETONIA – Puppet Shows for Babies and Toddlers

Since its inception, Puppetonia has taught children so much more than just their ABC’s and 123′s. The music and puppet shows incorporate important social skills, early academics, thinking skills, motor skills, and self-expression.

The music is fun and upbeat, and the children are encouraged to move to the rhythm, follow verbal instructions, practice sequential movements, and have a great time. And there are bubbles galore!

For a sample of our shows, check these links:


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10 and 11 am

BABY PUPPETONIA: Tue and Thu at 1.30 pm

PUPPET YOGA TODDLERS: Tuesdays at 3.30 pm

Two new shows every week.

No reservation required.

For more info, call or text: (201) 805-1739

Email:  or visit

NEW: Puppet Yoga for 15 months to 4 year olds – Every Tuesday at 3.30 pm

Roar like a lion, bark like a dog, fly like an airplane, or flutter your wings like a butterfly while making friends with the Puppetonia puppet family.

The class will help kids increase their flexibility and build social skills while practicing simple yoga poses, singing familiar songs, interacting with our puppets, acting out stories, and engaging in our unique yoga games. Imaginations are encouraged to run wild as we visit beaches, zoos, rain forests and circuses all over the world on our magical yoga adventures.

Breathing and visualization techniques will teach kids how to focus, relax and develop self-control.

For more information, contact Carmen at 201-805-1739 or

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