With Kelly King

 

 

 

 

We are all better, happier, and more creative people when we dance – so let’s get moving together. Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation, and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Prior dance experience is not necessary to participate. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and an open mind!

Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. Class dates in June:

  • June 2
  • June 9
  • June 16
  • June 23
  • June 30

Suggested donation: $10 for one class or $25 for one month of classes

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.


About Kelly King

Kelly King, Founder/Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance, makes dances for theatre, film, stage, and street… and all the places people go in-between. Playing in several artistic sandboxes at once, while teasing the line between art & entertainment, Kelly brings a collage of interests to each endeavor.

For over 10 year she has worked with teachers and students on adaptive movement bringing dance to all types of students. She has founded three danced schools, including the CityDance Center at Strathmore (2004) and Contradiction Dance (2007), led countless professional development workshops for educators nationwide, consulted for the DC Collaborative for the Arts and Humanities (2006-2008), and served St. Mary’s College of Maryland teaching all levels of improvisation, composition, jazz and modern dance (2006-2009).

Currently, Kelly teaches beginners through professional levels of dance to students ranging from pre-school to senior citizens, including adults with disabilities. She also leads Moving Dialogues workshops to engage and empower non-dancers in the artistic process through their own writing and movement.  As a trainer in arts integration, she leads workshops designed to create the next generation of master educators for the Learning Alliance (Florida) and Story Tapestries (Nationwide). Kelly has performed nationally and internationally for several companies, most notably: Contradiction Dance (Artistic Director), CityDance Ensemble (Associate Director), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet, and JazzDanzDC. She has performed with production companies, including Cirque du Soleil, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cast of Thousands.

Choreography Credits include: Kennedy Center: Objects of Hope; The Phillips Collection: In the Flesh, Shapes in Space; Round House Theatre: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Lord of the Flies; Over The Line Festival: Objects of Hope, Homemade; Source Festival: Hallmark Dreams, Other Life (Film); St. Mary’s College: Polaroid Stories, Dancing on the Earth, Objects of Hope; Adventure Theatre: The Little Engine That Could; Forum Theatre: Bobrauschenbergamerica; Constellation Theatre: The Love of the Nightingale, Scapin, The Fire and the Rain; GEICO: Annual Benefits (Film); Anacostia Arts Center: Walk a Mile; Site Specific: #DanceAboutDC series, BOUNDARIES.

Kelly serves the creative community as an educator, choreographer, consultant, advocate and audience member. www.contradictiondance.com

With Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200

Enjoy a greater sense of well-being and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes. Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit. All levels welcome.

Sessions in June:

  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes. 

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Kiersten Gallagher

Outside the Lines Open Studio

Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years. Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in the cancer community, in underprivileged neighborhoods, for special needs children, for teens and adults with drug addiction and for those struggling with body image.Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where yoga will make a real difference in your life.  Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, than you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

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with Project Knitwell & Friends

Knitting in the Nook
Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good for you. In this program, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and a quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants. Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.

Stone Soup Films and Project Knitwell created a beautiful 3-minute video highlighting the health benefits of knitting. Watch the video here!

Our Knitting Circle meets weekly on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30pm. Sessions in June: 

  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28

We invite you to attend free of charge, and beginners, If you need a starter kit they are available for a $15 contribution to Project Knitwell. Experienced knitters may bring their own projects. We also have a small selection of yarn and knitting supplies available for a small donation to Project Knitwell.

Our programs are open to the community and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

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With Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT 500

Enjoy a greater sense of well-being and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes. Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit. All levels welcome.

Weekly class on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:15pm. Sessions in June:

  • June 6
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • June 27

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.


About Alaina Sadick Goss


Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT-500, draws inspiration from more than a decade of study and practice with gifted teachers from around the world. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in various styles of yoga and its therapeutic applications with a particular focus on healing in the face of cancer. Her gentle, approachable style includes mindful asana, meditation, and pranayama with an emphasis on natural flow and integration. In addition to her weekly public and private classes in DC, she has taught abroad though Anahata International, an organization committed to bringing yoga and other wellness services to communities affected by conflict around the world. With dedication and an open heart, she is honored to share the transformative power of yoga with those affected by cancer and stress at Smith Center.

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With Beth Lawrence, RYT 500

Gentle Chair Yoga

Our chair yoga practice will connect body and mind. You are invited to relax deeply as we move through a series of gentle seated and supported poses that promote self-care. All levels welcome.

Weekly class on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm. Sessions in June:

  • June 6
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • June 27

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.


About Beth Lawrence

Beth discovered yoga in early 2002 as a mother of six month old twins. She was looking to get back into shape after their birth. In yoga, she found far more than she anticipated- an age old practice designed to help people relieve stress- both mental and physical. After a few years of regular practice, she knew she wanted to share her positive experiences with others. She has been leading yoga classes in the DC area since 2007 after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Nth Degree Yoga with Martha Rosen. In 2011, she went back to earn her RYT500. Her personal practice is inspired by Integral Yoga and Sivananda Yoga, both of which incorporate body and mind into the practice.

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With Beth Lawrence, RYT 500

Yoga & Stress Reduction

Please join us for a class which draws largely from Sivananda Yoga and Integral Yoga.  The two schools take an integrated approach to yoga, incorporating both the mind and body into their practices.  Mentally, we focus on relaxation and work toward stilling the mind to reveal our true natures of peace and contentment.  Physically, we follow a set sequence of poses to first warm up the body, and then to encourage strength and flexibility.  Like many other schools of yoga, the series is the same each time to encourage a meditative quality to the physical as well as the mental component of the class. All levels welcome.

Weekly class on Mondays from 10:30-11:45am. Sessions in June:

  • June 5
  • June 12
  • June 19
  • June 26

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.


About Beth Lawrence

Beth discovered yoga in early 2002 as a mother of six month old twins. She was looking to get back into shape after their birth. In yoga, she found far more than she anticipated- an age old practice designed to help people relieve stress- both mental and physical. After a few years of regular practice, she knew she wanted to share her positive experiences with others.She has been leading yoga classes in the DC area since 2007 after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Nth Degree Yoga with Martha Rosen. In 2011, she went back to earn her RYT500. Her personal practice is inspired by Integral Yoga and Sivananda Yoga, both of which incorporate body and mind into the practice.

Learn more about how therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.

 

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With Kelly King

 

 

 

 

We are all better, happier, and more creative people when we dance – so let’s get moving together. Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation, and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Prior dance experience is not necessary to participate. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and an open mind!

Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. Class dates in June:

  • June 2
  • June 9
  • June 16
  • June 23
  • June 30

Suggested donation: $10 for one class or $25 for one month of classes

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.


About Kelly King

Kelly King, Founder/Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance, makes dances for theatre, film, stage, and street… and all the places people go in-between. Playing in several artistic sandboxes at once, while teasing the line between art & entertainment, Kelly brings a collage of interests to each endeavor.

For over 10 year she has worked with teachers and students on adaptive movement bringing dance to all types of students. She has founded three danced schools, including the CityDance Center at Strathmore (2004) and Contradiction Dance (2007), led countless professional development workshops for educators nationwide, consulted for the DC Collaborative for the Arts and Humanities (2006-2008), and served St. Mary’s College of Maryland teaching all levels of improvisation, composition, jazz and modern dance (2006-2009).

Currently, Kelly teaches beginners through professional levels of dance to students ranging from pre-school to senior citizens, including adults with disabilities. She also leads Moving Dialogues workshops to engage and empower non-dancers in the artistic process through their own writing and movement.  As a trainer in arts integration, she leads workshops designed to create the next generation of master educators for the Learning Alliance (Florida) and Story Tapestries (Nationwide). Kelly has performed nationally and internationally for several companies, most notably: Contradiction Dance (Artistic Director), CityDance Ensemble (Associate Director), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet, and JazzDanzDC. She has performed with production companies, including Cirque du Soleil, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cast of Thousands.

Choreography Credits include: Kennedy Center: Objects of Hope; The Phillips Collection: In the Flesh, Shapes in Space; Round House Theatre: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Lord of the Flies; Over The Line Festival: Objects of Hope, Homemade; Source Festival: Hallmark Dreams, Other Life (Film); St. Mary’s College: Polaroid Stories, Dancing on the Earth, Objects of Hope; Adventure Theatre: The Little Engine That Could; Forum Theatre: Bobrauschenbergamerica; Constellation Theatre: The Love of the Nightingale, Scapin, The Fire and the Rain; GEICO: Annual Benefits (Film); Anacostia Arts Center: Walk a Mile; Site Specific: #DanceAboutDC series, BOUNDARIES.

Kelly serves the creative community as an educator, choreographer, consultant, advocate and audience member. www.contradictiondance.com

With Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200

Enjoy a greater sense of well-being and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes. Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit. All levels welcome.

Sessions in June:

  • June 1
  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes. 

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Kiersten Gallagher

Outside the Lines Open Studio

Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years. Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in the cancer community, in underprivileged neighborhoods, for special needs children, for teens and adults with drug addiction and for those struggling with body image.Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where yoga will make a real difference in your life.  Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, than you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

Learn more about how therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.

 

Save

with Project Knitwell & Friends

Knitting in the Nook
Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good for you. In this program, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and a quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants. Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.

Stone Soup Films and Project Knitwell created a beautiful 3-minute video highlighting the health benefits of knitting. Watch the video here!

Our Knitting Circle meets weekly on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30pm. Sessions in June: 

  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28

We invite you to attend free of charge, and beginners, If you need a starter kit they are available for a $15 contribution to Project Knitwell. Experienced knitters may bring their own projects. We also have a small selection of yarn and knitting supplies available for a small donation to Project Knitwell.

Our programs are open to the community and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Save

With Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT 500

Enjoy a greater sense of well-being and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes. Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit. All levels welcome.

Weekly class on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:15pm. Sessions in June:

  • June 6
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • June 27

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.


About Alaina Sadick Goss


Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT-500, draws inspiration from more than a decade of study and practice with gifted teachers from around the world. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in various styles of yoga and its therapeutic applications with a particular focus on healing in the face of cancer. Her gentle, approachable style includes mindful asana, meditation, and pranayama with an emphasis on natural flow and integration. In addition to her weekly public and private classes in DC, she has taught abroad though Anahata International, an organization committed to bringing yoga and other wellness services to communities affected by conflict around the world. With dedication and an open heart, she is honored to share the transformative power of yoga with those affected by cancer and stress at Smith Center.

Learn more about how therapeutic yoga and other stress reducing activities help you through cancer.

 

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