Symposia Community Events – June 2013

 $5 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
“Note to self” – novel by Allison Nancye . Book reading and meditation  – June 4th at 7 pm

Australian author Alison Nancye, domestic violence survivor, women’s empowerment speaker, and motivational coach, will run a brief meditation for inspiration and relaxation. Her novel, Note to Self, is an adventure tale of a lonely and dissatisfied 39-year-old Sydney resident who travels through South America after a chain of events. She finds a new job and relationship there, mostly through learning to have the courage to follow her dreams.

Nancye followed her own heart when at 33, she decided to search for a father she’d never met. After locating and building a relationship with him, she invited him to her wedding…where he reconnected with her mother, and the two married years ago and currently watch Nancye’s children while she’s on tour.

She’s a motivational speaker, extremely outgoing, and dedicated to helping people, especially women, overcome obstacles and get their lives together. She’s planning to speak at women’s shelters and nonprofits while she’s here in the US as well.

For more information, contact Roseann S. Lentin, President of Turn the Page Publishing at


“The ReCollective ” – poetry and prose reading – June 7th at 7 pm

Please join us  a very special event as these poets and writers share their work :

Angel Eduardo
Jessica Witte-Dyer
Laura McKeon
Michelle Rodriguez
Julia Knorr
Danielle Miksza
Keith Peter
Mitch Holsten
Krystal Sital
Julie Russo
Robert Negron
Melida Rodas

Come celebrate! Refreshments will be served.
We appreciate your support.

For more information, contact Melida Rodas  at

Hoboken’s First Ethical Business Summit – How to make money & make the world a better place at the same time –  June 18th at 7 pm

Hosted by ethical business pioneer John Bredin, author of The Ethical Sales Agent, and founder of the Ethical Business Society, this historic meeting welcomes evolved, socially responsible business leaders from all fields to brainstorm a more humane and sustainable approach to capitalism.  For too long a selfish, predatory, anti-community approach to business has held sway in American society.  Best symbolized by the infamous line “Greed is good, “ spoken by actor Michael Douglas’s character Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film Wall Street, the idea that profits ought to be the only goal of business—notwithstanding the harm some of their actions might inflict on people or the natural environment—has proven to be a colossal failure not only for human beings, but, as the worsening global warming crisis reminds us, for all life on our beautiful planet earth.   Keeping in mind such emerging, groundbreaking progressive business concepts as the new “triple p” bottom-line (people, planet, profits) join us for a hopeful discussion as we re-imagine a more kind, caring and humane way of doing business “not as usual.”

For more information, contact John Bredin at

“Teaching Language New Tricks” – Writing Workshop  – June 20th at 7 pm


Wanted: poets, writers on any genre and all around lovers of language and discourse interested in sharing their creative experiences and endeavors in concert with others

and so before we stop communicating all together……let’s talk!

about everything relative to poetry and writing etc.

let’s talk before it becomes obsolete

about amazing things which are in the storehouse of the soul to discuss and share.


Facilitator: Phil DePinto.


For more information, contact Phil at 201-264-4508.
“The X Factor Selling System: The Sales Expert’s Guide to Selling” – Workshop – June 25 at 7 pm


Come meet “The Sales Experts”!


“The X Factor Selling System: The Sales Expert’s Guide to Selling” teaches you a process to motivate people to act. By using four categories to determine why people buy, or say yes, you can stimulate and motivate them into action. This process not only proves successful in the Sales/Business environment, but in everyday life situations.


Authors: Deanna Dunsmuir, Director of Operations at X Factor Selling Systems, and co-author of The X Factor Selling System


Thomas F. La Vecchia, MBA, CEO of X Factor Selling Systems and author of The X Factor Selling System, has over 20 years of corporate experience as a Sales expert and leader.


Here is a link to the book on Barnes and Noble:


For more info, contact Deanna Dunsmuir at or 973-600-8321
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

Tue: 4 pm

BABY PUPPETONIA: Tue at 2 pm and Thu at 1.30 pm


Two new shows every week.

No reservation required.

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

Email:  or visit

Puppet Yoga for Babies – Every Wednesday at 12:30-1:30 beginning April 10th

PUPPETONIA is starting a new class for babies (5 weeks to crawling)

You will learn baby yoga techniques that will help with your infant’s sleep cycles, digestion and fussiness. Silly songs, toys, puppets, hugs, kisses and giggles make this a not to be missed class experience for you and your infant.

Gentle baby asanas and massages are also incorporated to help you learn how to calm and teach basic motor development to your baby. You will learn appropriate, therapeutic strokes for each area of the body, as well as ways to bring body awareness to your baby, without overstimulation.

Yoga practiced with your baby is a powerful way to connect with your new child and opportunity to join or create a community of new mothers and friends with similar goals and parenting styles.

Class taught by Carmen Rusu, Yoga Alliance and Karma Kids certified teacher.

Price: $15

Location: Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Register by text at 201-805-1739 or by email at

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

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