If you're looking to avoid some post-Thanksgiving stress this year, then the heading to Springboard Studio might be an ideal way to do that.
There is no particular style of meditation or tradition required for participants – the studio welcomes people from all traditions and from all religions.
"We do not charge for meditation programs," said Caroline Peterson, director of the studio. "We operate on a system of donors, or generosity… it's a source for people in the community to meditate."
The studio also offers Qigong, an ancient method of Chinese exercise that is the precursor to Tai Chi on Sunday mornings from 7:30 to 7:55 with Paul Martin.
"The most important benefit of practicing Qigong is a sense of wellness, a sense of well-being," said Martin.
There are a few other ways to relax this weekend as well—plays at Allens Lane Art Center and First United Methodist, described below.
Friday, November 26th
- The Drama Group will perform Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown. This is the last weekend to catch their production of the play.
- "In the Blood," a modern version of "The Scarlet Letter," will be performed at the Allens Lane Art Center at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 27
- "The Taming of the Shrew" begins at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, their performance of the play.
- "In the Blood" begins at 8 p.m. at the Allen Lanes Art Center.
Sunday, November 28th
- "In the Blood" begins at 6 p.m. at the Allens Lane Art Center.
- A weekly meeting of liberals to discuss politics at InFusion Coffee and Tea runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.