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Middle Way LA provides practical instruction for a vibrant, meaningful life 
infused with ethical integrity, compassion for others, mindful awareness and wisdom.
  • Featured event

    The Divine Clown

    The Divine Clown

    February 17th, 2019 thru March 24th, 2019
    1pm-4pm, Sundays only

    You must sign up through The Clown School website https://www.theclownschool.com/specialtyclasseslosangeles

     

    The Divine Clown
    Burst open your clown chakra and let it bathe in the pure glory of boundless giggles. Break out of everything that binds and limits you and find the freedom, bliss and power of the human heart as we unearth this metaphysical being called The Clown. Through the process of joy we will embrace the sunshine, the darkness, the genius, the foolish, the zenith point of zany and everything that makes us beautifully human. 
    In this six week series, Caitlyn will introduce a number of different techniques and game explorations through movement, music and other muse making pleasures that get to the heart of this mystical clown who is expressed through lila or Divine Play.
    This class is for anyone who is interested in the pure pleasure of imagination, the mystery of ourselves and how inspiration arises within us.  

     

    Bio: 

    Caitlyn Conlin is a Los Angeles-based actress, musician, clown and educator. She received her MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts and holds a BA in Acting from Arizona State University. Caitlyn has worked with several award winning movement based theater companies and her work has been performed at notable venues around Los Angeles and internationally. Currently, Caitlyn serves as program supervisor for USC School of Dramatic Art's new program in Medical Clowning, the practice of bringing highly skilled performers into the hospitals.   As a medical clown, Caitlyn works at Norris Cancer Center, LA County Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.  She has also taught clowning workshops at various centers and universities including CalArts, USC, Improv First (Beijing, China), Beijing Clothing Technology University, Nevada Arts Council and The Clown School. 

    Cost $299

    You must sign up through The Clown School website https://www.theclownschool.com/specialtyclasseslosangeles

     

     

    WHEN
    February 17, 2019 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Liberation Breathing

    presented by

    Liberation Breathing LA

    "Liberation Breathing is a Conscious Connected Breathing Process that Restores Your Mind and Body to Health and Wellness."

    - Sondra Ray and Markus Ray

    Liberation Breathing® is a modern way of taking in more Life Force. It is easy and simple. It is the quickest way I know to clear you of your negative thoughts and memories that are consciously and unconsciously limiting your life. A well-trained practitioner of Liberation Breathing® can save you years of struggle… and bring you to decisions that will alter your life always for the better… liberating you from the past. Through Liberation Breathing® you can reclaim your power to be the ruler of your destiny. No longer will any circumstances be “beyond your control”, as you invite the Divine into your life to forgive and erase the past, and inspire you to be your Self.
    Liberation Breathing® recognizes the power of your breath to transform you and brings a new awareness of your true Identity. Yoga masters knew from ancient times the breath as the most essential part of human life, connecting us to the Life Energy behind all matter. They called this energy Prana. Liberation Breathing® is a modern day version of Pranic breathing that gets you in touch with who you are, free of problems and the cause and effects of Karma.

    Breathing session is performed laying down. You will need a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket. Some yoga mats and blankets are available. Please bring a pillow and whatever else you need to be comfortable.

    Suggested donation: $33

    For More Information Contact
    Jane Mnoian
    310.737.0144
    WHEN
    February 09, 2019 at 10am
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Community Service Event with Reading to Kids

    Community Service Event with Reading to Kids

    Saturday, February 9 at 9am - Noon

    Please join other members of the Middle Way LA community for a service event with Reading to Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children in underserved areas of Los Angeles with a love of reading.

    Reading to Kids coordinates monthly reading clubs at elementary schools in downtown Los Angeles where volunteers read aloud to children and create arts and crafts projects about the stories. Each child receives a book to take home and the books read aloud are donated to the school's library. Reading aloud to children imparts a love of books that leads to improved literacy, to a more successful education, and to a brighter future.

    The next reading clubs are on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00am until 12:00 noon.  To sign up to volunteer:

    ·Please visit www.readingtokids.org where you'll need to register and RSVP. 

    ·Please sign up for Magnolia Elementary School and select " Middle Way LA" as your group. 

    ·Please be sure to sign up soon, before Magnolia fills up with other volunteers.

    Please note that you must register in advance in order to volunteer with Reading to Kids, as the organization must conduct a background check of volunteers because this activity involves working with children.

    Directions to Magnolia Elementary School can be found at http://readingtokids.org/Volunteers/SchoolMap.php

    WHEN
    February 09, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    Magnolia Elementary School
    1626 Orchard Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90006
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Healing Harp Meditation & Sound Bath

     

    Join musicians Erica & Nailah on a sonic journey into restoration and self discovery. Guided by the healing vibrations of live harp, vocal harmonies, and Tibetan singing bowls, participants will explore realms of inner sanctity and serenity through meditation. All sounds and vibrations during this 50 minute immersion will be tuned down to 432 hz; a frequency found in nature, that is thought to create a sacred resonance within our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. 

     

    Come and submerge yourself in a sea of rejuvenating sound, and emerge saturated in the elixir of your own light. 

     

    About the teachers:

    Nailah Middleton is a Caribbean-American musician, visual artist, and writer based in Los Angeles. With her harp and fx units, she conjures up ethereal sonic landscapes perfect for inward exploration and spiritual rejuvenation. Nailah sings in a variety of languages and styles that include classical, jazz, bossa nova, salsa, traditional Javanese, and alternative pop. A graduate of the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), with a BFA in vocal performance, she has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Troubadour, the House of Blues, and The Dresden.


     
    Erica Rey is a Latinx certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga instructor who also offers herbal medicine, bodywork, and doula services. She is passionate about healing and is committed to accessibility and intentionality that allow these practices to be tools of resilience and sustainability for our communities. Erica holds a BA in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification from Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Certified Doula and Community Birthworker training from Matriz Birthwork and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner and Herbal Medicine degrees from Southern California University of Health Sciences. Erica guides yoga at People's Yoga and offers Ayurvedic consultations and yoga at WeSpark Cancer Support Center.

     

    Cost: $20 (or whatever you can afford)

    WHEN
    February 16, 2019 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Unleash Your Inner Comic: Standup Comedy Class

    Unleash Your Inner Comic: Standup Comedy Class

    Tuesday, Feb 19th, Feb 26th, March 5th, and March 12th at 7-10 pm.
    The show is on Friday, March 15 at 8:00 - 9:30.

    Have you wanted to try standup comedy? Or are you an experienced comic who would you like to further develop your comedic voice and take bigger risks in your writing and performance? This class offers a fun challenging environment to find, refine or define your comedic voice. Through writing exercises and class performances, students will find and refine their unique comedy voice and style. The goal of the class is to develop ten minutes of new material for a final performance. Have fun, challenge yourself, gain confidence in front of an audience, and enjoy some low cost therapy. 

     

    Class includes:
    1. Writing exercises towards the goal of preparing a 10 minute set for a final performance
    2. Performance practice - comics will get up at least one or two times per class
    3. Feedback on writing and performance oriented around developing your personal comedic voice
    4. Support/Feedback on your personal comedic style/strengths/unique gifts
    5. For Experienced Comics: Support navigating the comedy terrain
    6. For Beginner Comics: Support getting up on stage and telling a joke
    7. A collaborative environment to take risks and try new things
    8. A rockin' show
    9. Reading: Sections from Judy Carter's book and Steve Martin's "Born Standing Up"
    About Solange: 
    Solange Castro is a writer and comic who has performed all over Los Angeles and the Bay Area, and has opened for Maria Bamford. She co-created The X Chromo-Show, a comedy show that raises money for women’s shelters.  In 2014 she wrote and produced the play “Changes In The Mating Strategies of White People,” which ran at the Lounge 2 Theatre in Hollywood.  She currently co-hosts the podcast “Take Down the Patriarchy” (available on iTunes) and has been chosen as “Comic of the Week” on The Jackie & Laurie Show (also on iTunes).  Her first comedy album “A Journey of Self Discovery” will be out in December 2018! You can learn more at www.solangecastro.com
    To confirm your spot, please venmo Solange @SolangeCastro by 1/4/2019. 

     

    "Creativity is contagious, pass it on." - Albert Einstein

     

    Cost $225

     

     

    WHEN
    February 19, 2019 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Middle Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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Weekly Events

Wednesday 7-8pm Moving Meditation (Tai Chi)
Thursday 7:30-9:30pm License to Chill