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Reiki Level 1 & 2 Certification Training

at Anthesis Holistic Wellness - Flatiron 38 West 32nd St Ste 1507, New York, New York 10016

Reiki is a Japanese healing modality that aims to balance your energy field, promote relaxation and stress reduction and support the body's innate ability to heal. It is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy called "qi" flows through us and around us and keeps our physical body alive. If one's "qi" is out of balance, then he or she may...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 6pm

  (2 sessions)
$575

2 sessions

Introduction to Essential Oils

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history of use in many cultures. These oils can have very direct effects on the physical, mental and emotional components of illness. In this class we will focus on oils derived from leaves, flowers, resins, woods and roots.  The material covered will include:  Introduction...

Thursday Jan 9th, 6pm - 7:45pm

  (3 sessions)
$125

3 sessions

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Five Plants that Changed the World

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Yams, pteridophytic ferns, cinchona trees, potatoes, and the American Southern Live Oak have each played a pivotal role in human history, helping to save the world from dire illness and send humans to the moon. Embark on a historical odyssey that uncovers the botany behind how ferns form the foundation for petrochemicals, why tree bark helps slow the...

Wednesday Feb 26th, 10am - 1pm

Organic Gardening Basics

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This course will cover a broad number of topics including how to build and maintain soil health, encourage biodiversity, use resources such as water and energy responsibly, and avoid using chemicals....

Wednesday Mar 4th, 11am - 1:40pm

  (3 sessions)
$255

3 sessions

The Wonders of Agave:Tequilas, Raicilla, Mezcals,Sotols

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Agave have been harvested from the arid "desert forests" of Mexico for over 9,000 years. Today, the genus is best known for the production of mezcal, which can be made from dozens of species, many still wild harvested today.  Join NYBG ethnobotanist (and bartender!) Brian Hockaday to explore the history, biology, and taxonomy of this fascinating...

Tuesday Mar 10th, 6pm - 8pm

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Reading the Qur'an

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

“Read!” This is the very first word, the first injunction of the Qur’an. Although if one were to “read” (iqra) the Qur’an, as one reads any other book, you’d discover that the word appears, perhaps puzzlingly, in the 96th surah or “chapter” of the “book.” Traditionally understood as revealed to Muhammed, an illiterate and not...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Augustine’s Confessions: Sex, Sin, and Christianity

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 381 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

“Soul-sick was I, and tormented, accusing myself severely … rolling and turning in my chains, till they were wholly broken, whereby I now was barely held, but still was held.” So writes Augustine of Hippo, the towering north-African philosopher and theologian. In his Confessions, he wrestles with questions of human will and divine grace...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Rosa Luxemburg: Capitalism and Imperialism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill 275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

Reading Rosa Luxemburg: Capitalism, Imperialism, and the Contemporary World Contemporary globalization marks an age where the “world is flat,” to quote an international best seller. A world of global competition and the ever-growing integration of economies through the free movement of goods, capital, technology, and labor. Yet nearly a century...

Wednesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Understanding Loneliness: Literature, Philosophy,Theory

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

How are we to understand loneliness today? It appears that we are facing a mass epidemic of loneliness. Britain has appointed a Minister of Loneliness to counter rising rates of isolation. Approximately 20-43 percent of American adults over the age of 60 experience “frequent or intense loneliness.” And, it is clear from medical research that loneliness...

Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

An Introduction to Schopenhauer

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

The Worst of All Possible Worlds: an Introduction to Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer is a true oddity in the history of philosophy. Although a great metaphysical systematizer in the tradition of Leibniz and Hegel, Schopenhauer posed a worldview entirely antithetical to the “optimism” characteristic of traditional Western philosophizing. Whereas...

Monday Nov 18th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Wounded by Racism and What to Do About It

at One Spirit Learning Alliance - Midtown 247 W 36th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10018

We are at war. Regardless of which side you are on, you have been wounded by racism. The lines have been drawn. Race has and is front and center in the world. Watch the media headlines from the first Black president in the United States to wealth discrepancies to the social determinants of health to violence against Black people--we cannot escape...

Saturday Jan 25th, 9:30am - 5pm

Breaking the Chains of Family Patterns

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Family Constellations: Breaking the Chains of Family Patterns Hidden loyalties to our history—whether to our parents or the deeper lineage—often create a powerful undertow, even as we attempt to move forward in our lives. The patterns of self-sabotage we find ourselves caught in may actually reflect unconscious systemic agreements into which we...

Sunday Jan 5th, 10am - 5:30pm

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The Garden Came First: Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

The Garden Came First: Isabel Bannerman Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design." The Bannerman touch-evocative gestures with unexpected...

Thursday Feb 27th, 10am - 11:30am

20th Annual Winter Lecture Series: All Three

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

20th Annual Winter Lecture Series: The Garden Came First: All Three Sections This year's series spans styles and settings to showcase the distinctive home gardens of three celebrated gardeners, designers, and plantsmen. Whether a private retreat, a romantic dreamscape or a plant collector's paradise, these signature spaces reveal the designers'unique...

Thursday Jan 30th, 10am - 11:30am

  (3 sessions)
$95

3 sessions

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The History of Gin

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

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