Symposia Community Events – September 2013

Symposia is looking for volunteers to help out at the Art and Music Festival in Hoboken on Sept. 29th 10 am to 7 pm.  We need help moving books to and from the booth, manning the booth, shelving, or simply promoting the store. If you could spare an hour or two, please contact Carmen at 201-805-1739.

Donations are the lifeline of our business. If you’ve got used books, CDs, DVDs, games, toys that you don’t want anymore, please drop them off at our store and we’ll give you a tax-deductible receipt!

 $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

“The Mogul Bible for the Marketplace and Building Mental Equity  –

Book Signing by TR Burns – Friday, Sept. 13th at 7 pm

There are multi-faceted ways to master being a Mogul in every area of your life and they all lie in this book. This book is for everyone, hoped to be used by business owners, book clubs, churches, media and entertainment, government agencies and any structured company or corporation.

If you ever wanted to start a company, thinking about starting one, figuring how to maintain the business or just looking for a renewal in your day to day life; than this book will help uncover the steps.

TR Burns is an Inspirational Teacher and Master Mogulprenuer. Originally from New York, TR Burns has always been an advocate for entrepreneurship since his early teens. Now supported by his wife and children he continues to advance his legacy of global Mogulvation. Meet the man behind the book to receive the tools you need to build new strategies in the marketplace and in your life.

Refreshments will be served compliments of: Sunshine Sweets Deserts & Treats

Books can be pre-purchased at and will also be available at Book Signing Event.

For more information contact: Events Coordinator, Shakeerah McPherson 201-912-7739



FREE Meditation for Stress Relief: Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAMT) – Monday, Sept 16th , 6 to 9 pm ( It takes 2 plus hours to teach the technique to beginners, but the practice is only 20 minutes a day)

 Meditation and yoga have been found to be effective tools in re-establishing inner balance, clarity and peace of mind. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a free class ($5 donations to cover costs) for a powerful meditation technique as taught by Amma, an internationally recognized humanitarian and spiritual teacher ( The IAM meditation technique offers an integration of gentle relaxation exercises with an effective and easy-to-practice meditation technique that can be comfortably performed by anyone in just 20 minutes. Benefits include:
*Reduce stress and anxiety
*Increase energy
*Reduce anger and frustration
*Improve health and well-being
*Increase productivity and efficiency
*Enjoy deeper connection with Self

Taught by (Shimona) Praseeda Singh, a trained meditation instructor qualified by Amma.
For more information visit
“Your Charming Child ” – Life Skills Workshops for Children – Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15th, 16th and 17th from 4 to 6 pm

Certified Etiquette Instructors Donna Bostany and Lisa Butowsky provide etiquette education to children ages 4-12, when they are most receptive to learning.

Good manners create great impressions.  Being polite, confident, compassionate and charming gives your child a leg up in a competitive world.

Our three workshops are fun and interactive as they equip your child with the tools they need now for a lifetime of success!

Social Skills: Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4-6 pm at Symposia
Topics include Welcoming Behaviors, Behavior in Various Social Settings, Common Courtesies, Being a Good Host/Guest, Interviewing and Much More

Communication Skills: Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 4-6 at Symposia
Topics include Conversation/Ice-Breakers, Nonverbal Communication, Anti-Bullying Strategies, Public Speaking, Compliments, Use of Please, Thank You, You’re Welcome, Excuse Me, I’m Sorry, Meeting Disabled People and People who Look Different, Thank You Notes, Internet/Texting/Phone Etiquette

Table Manners:  Monday, Sept. 16 from 4-6 at a local restaurant TBA
Topics include Place Settings, Identifying Utensils and Glassware, Proper Use of Utensils and Napkins, Difficult to Eat Foods, Behavior at the Table, Styles of Dining: American, Continental, Buffet

For more information and to register, please visit our website: or call Donna at 201-601-0305

Class size is limited to ensure personalized attention.
Special Hoboken Autumn Rate of $99 per Workshop (regular cost $120)
Book all 3 Workshops for $285 (a $360 value!)
Sibling Discount and Referral Rewards available.
 “Teaching Language New Tricks” – Writing Workshop  – Sept. 19th 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.
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 and Thur 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 1.30 pm

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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