Sunday, June 22, 2014

Don't You Feel it Too? Summer Practice !

Do something daring to restore the spirit. Anyone can do it.
Free and open to the public. It’s ridiculously fun!

Since 2008 Marcus Young and Grace Minnesota have developed this form of public dance for inner-life exploration called Don’t You Feel It Too? Bring headphones and an mp3 player and meet at Peavey Plaza, rain or shine.

Join us for any of these sessions:
Thursdays, 4:30-6:00pm: Aug 7, 14
Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm: June 13, 27   July 11, 25   Aug 8, 22   Sept 5, 19
How to Prepare for a DYFIT Session  [download]

Photo by Zoe Prinds-Flash

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Don't You Feel it Too? on You Tube

For those who aren't yet familiar with Don't You Feel It Too?, here are a few videos to show you how it can go. You don't need to be a "dancer" to participate; you just need to have some tunes and a temporary dose of moxie. (The right shoes help, too.)

Kulture Klub Collaborative Embraces DYFIT

Marcus on Nicollet Mall

DYFIT: We Are Dancing in September

Season delayed but spirits undaunted, we once again prepare to ask: DON'T YOU FEEL IT TOO?

We have set four dancing dates in September (and probably more to come in October).

WHERE: Start at Peavey Plaza, 11th and Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Thurs, 9/6
Tues, 9/11
Tues, 9/18
Fri, 9/21

5 p.m. (early-ish due to the waning light) 

Feel free to join late; we will most likely be dancing till approx. 6:30, when we'll rest and close back in Peavey Plaza. If you need to leave early, we understand. Wrap up by 7 p.m. (sunset!)

Mp3 player and headphones/buds
Dance-able shoes and clothes
Not much else--you want your arms, body and mind free to move

Questions, email me, Diane, or call my cell: 651-253-2489.

Remember how good this feels (or find out). Spread the word.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wishes for the Sky - Earth Day, April 22

Click on the image for more info!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sundays @ 4:30pm

Join Grace Minnesota on select Sundays from 4:30-6:30pm. In a casual setting, we discuss spirituality, art, and other big ideas after listening to recorded lectures and interviews. Programs are grouped by theme and are drawn from Krista Tippett's On Being, TED Talks, Aspen Ideas Festival, and other sources. Upcoming themes for 2012: happiness, play, Islam, China, the brain, technology, parenting, and nature. For a list of past topics, click here.

Unless otherwise noted, all discussions will be held at Clouds in Water Zen Center (308 Prince St., #120, St. Paul - map). Street parking in the neighborhood is free on Sundays, but due to construction in the area, please allow extra time to find parking. It's also free to attend the discussions, but please consider a small donation to support the use of the space.

January 22:
"Pure Meditation" with Pema Chodron pt 1
January 29: "Pure Meditation" with Pema Chodron pt 2

February 5:
Sylvia Boorstein discusses nourishing our children's inner lives and our own.
February 12: Rabbi Sandy Sasso on the spiritual moorings of children and adults.
February 19: Child psychiatrist Robert Coles on the spirituality of children.
February 26: No discussion this week.

March 4:
Anchee Min on the human spirit in Communist China.
March 11: Historian Joseph Nye and economist Martin Jacques discuss the shift of power from the West to China and what it means for the world.
March 18: Mayfair Yang on Chinese religious and political thought and practice.

March 25:
Ellen Davis and Wendell Berry on paying an exquisite attention to the land.
April 1: Author Barbara Kingsolver describes an adventure her family undertook to spend one year eating primarily what they could grow or raise themselves.
April 8: Majora Carter and Calvin DeWitt on the sustainability in their communities.
April 15: No discussion this week.
April 22: No discussion this week.

[in rare instances, program topics change.]