Please contact Dianne Upton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-747-3780 ext. 102 for details about participation in any these ongoing series and groups, or please join us at the times and locations below.
Morning Yoga for EVERYbody!
Learn how to have peace within your body. This gentle yoga class is for ages 13-100+ and all skill levels. Barbara teaches viniyoga, which adapts to your body and flexibility in a meditative setting. Barbara has been attending or teaching this class at East Shore for over 25 years!
Facilitated by: Barbara Stevenson, RYT200
Dates: Mondays and Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Education Building Spring Hall
Fee: $7/class drop in
Fourth Wednesday Book Club
Please join us in the ESUC Library to discuss our book of the month on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Important to the fun of discussing our favorite books is the thoughtful, reflective quality of the interchange, the good humor, and the wit and wisdom of the group. See their book list here.
Facilitated by: Zee Straight-Weiss
Dates: Fourth Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Education Building Library, E-102
Heretics’ Haven: An AA meeting for Heretics
A heretic is defined as, “One who may choose, and who holds opinions contrary to what is generally accepted doctrine.” Accordingly, in this meeting people with spiritual or religious uncertainty, people of any belief or no belief, may come to seek the healing and support offered by AA’s 12 step recovery program without feeling pressure to conform to others beliefs.
Facilitated by: Ted Watts
Dates: Mondays, 7:00 p.m. in the Education Building, E-208
Do you enjoy playing guitar? Would you like to play with others but don’t get the chance very often? Are you looking to learn new songs, chords, or techniques? Or maybe you just enjoy singing in a relaxed setting? Then Guitar Jam is for you. We meet twice a month to share songs and tunes, in any style from folk to blues to rock and even original material. You don’t even have to be a guitar player. Other instruments welcome too. Come sing or play with us or just drop in and listen.
Facilitated by: Paul Hutchinson & Chris Struble
Dates: First and third Thursdays of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Education Building in E-208
Men’s Breakfast Group
In the Men’s Breakfast Group there are no CEO’s, CFO’s, officers, corporate attorneys, or accountants. There are no dues and no big shots. We just gather every two weeks at members’ homes to enjoy their selected cuisine. Our goal is good conversation, sharing, and camaraderie. We look forward to seeing you.
Facilitated by: Dave Womeldorff
Dates: Alternating Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. offsite
Fee: Occasional hosting
Men’s Sunday Support Group
We provide a place for men to explore their feelings, deal with some of the problems that life always manages to throw our way, get support from peers for any issues that we are struggling with, and form strong friendships with other men. New members are welcomed the first Sunday of each month.
Facilitated by: Joe Germano
Dates: Sundays, 7pm in the Education Building Library, E-102
Science of Spirituality
A free program for both new and experienced meditators who wish to deepen their practice of meditation on the Inner Light Everyone welcome. Just drop in. East Shore members and friends invited.
Facilitated by: Science of Spirituality, non-profit
Dates: First and third Tuesdays, 6pm in the Education Building, E-208
Military History Group
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” —George Santayana The Military History Group meets to discuss major battles that have affected world history. Examine the political and strategic causes of particular battles. Understand tactical operations. Uncover turning points and outcomes. Anyone with an interest in Military History is welcome. Like a book club, battles are chosen ahead of time by a leader who has a particular interest in that topic. The leader researches the battle, provides an overview at the beginning of the meeting, and leads the discussion.
Facilitated by: Bill Riddle
Dates: Second Thursdays, 7pm in the Education Building, E-208
Humanist Discussion Group 1st Thursdays, 7:30 pm
We are forming a new Humanist Discussion Group, which will meet monthly to discuss various topics related to Humanism, modern science, and modern ethics. Instead of assigned books, we will each read as much or as little as we choose about a given topic (normally online), and then we’ll meet to discuss it.
Facilitated by: John Thompson
Dates: First Thursdays, 7:30pm in the Education Building, E-202
Mindfulness and Presence in Communications: 2nd Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
Being more mindful immediately improves the quality of your life, as well as the lives of those around you. Often people think you must meditate for hours a week, or have an intense practice, but not so! In this class you’ll learn some creative and immediately useful techniques to bring mindfulness into your life every day, with minimal effort. This monthly class, led by Brett Hill, is packed with information and practices gleaned from working with founders of mindful-based practices such as Hakomi, Loving Presence, and Matrix Leadership Workshops as well as years of experience as a meditation instructor and intuitive. Feel free to drop in.
Facilitated by: Brett Hill
Dates: Second Mondays, 7:00pm in the Education Building, E-201