Symposia Community Events – March 2014

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer” Albert Camus

$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.

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

St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Symposia – March 17th at 7 pm 

“As you slide down the banister of life

May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!” (Irish blessing)

And Symposia is never the wrong direction!

Irish or not, join us for a celebration of Irish heritage. Bring some Irish food to share and Irish songs/jokes/dance.

For more information, or to sign up, call Carmen at 201-805-1739 or write to


Celebrate Hoboken’s Legendary Locals with Author Alan Skontra!

Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.

A new local history book reveals the intriguing characters and everyday citizens who have made Hoboken’s history legendary. Legendary Locals of Hoboken shares the stories of unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have had a lasting impact on the community throughout its history.

Join local author Alan Skontra at Symposia Bookstore as he discusses his experience writing the book and how discovering Hoboken’s past can help us find our place in the present.

For more information, contact Lily Watkins at


Fearless Mama – Gentle Birth – childbirth classes for expectant parents based on The Lamaze Healthy Birth practices – Friday, March 28th 7.30 to 10 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


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



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
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

Mon: 4 pm

BABY PUPPETONIA: Tue and Thu at 1.30 pm

PUPPET YOGA for 2-4 years old: Tuesdays at 4 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 2 to 4 year oldsEvery Tuesday at 4 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.

8 week session

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

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