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Parking Lot Party

Date: Friday, August 3
Time: 5-8pm
Cost: Free and open to all
Location: Parking Lot (behind Open Door & Revolution)

Join just for the best party of the summer in WRJ! We'll have a DJ on the loading dock playing a mixture of funk, reggae, and soul, food vendors including JUEL and Piecemeal Pies, performance art inside Revolution, and a new art installation on display. Come check out our new Movement Lab with a variety of new classes and personal training offered this summer and fall! Classes include Tai Chi, Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Dance, Somatic Movement, and Martial Arts.

We hope to see you there! 

For questions, contact Lisa at lisa.varno@gmail.com



September Lunch and Learn- Practical Druidry: Connecting with Nature for Health and Wellbeing


Date: Friday, September 7
Time: 12-1pm
Cost: Free and open to all
Presenter: Carolyn Hooper

The idea of using Nature to improve our health and wellbeing has been around for many years, in many different forms.  But there is growing interest in developing wholistic, reciprocal relationships with Nature as a means to simultaneously tend both personal health and ecological well-being. Druidry is a path that offers simple tools and interactive practices which allow us to develop and deepen such relationships for the mutual wellbeing of our bodies and the Earth.  Join Carolyn Hooper, Restorative Wellness Coach, ecologist, educator for the Green Mountain School of Druidry, and a long-time practicing Druid, as she leads our September Lunch and Learn to explore the basic principles and practices of Druidry that can help restore our physical health and emotional balance, as well as the health of the Green World.

For questions or to RSVP, email Carolyn at carolynhhooper@gmail.com

September First Friday- TBD

Death Cafe

Date: Wednesday, September 12
Time: 5:30-7pm
Cost: Free and open to the public (donations to Open Door's Scholarship Fund welcome)
Facilitator: Cynthia Stadler, Bayada Hospice nurse

Open Door and  and Bayada Hospice Nurse, Cynthia Stadler host an open conversation about end of life topics. Refreshments provided.

A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda or objectives. Recognizing that society does not make it easy to talk about death, we aim to create a respectful, open, confidential space to explore thoughts, beliefs, and feelings about death, dying, and related subjects. Join us for refreshments and lively conversation as we explore death and ultimately how to make the most of our (finite) lives. This is not a bereavement support group or a grief counseling group. Everyone is welcome.

For questions or to RSVP, email Cynthia at cjmstadler@gmail.com 

Future Cafes:

November 14, 2018
January 9, 2019
March 13, 2019
May 8, 2019
September 11, 2019
November 13, 2019

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Rebuilding Your Foundation: A Workshop for Postpartum Women

Date: Sunday, September 23
Presenters: Erin McCabe & Cicely Conway
Price: $40

This workshop is open to women who have experienced childbirth in the past year. In this workshop we will be discussing the physical, mental and emotional aspects of self-care when providing for a child during their first year of life. We will discuss the cascade of physiologic changes that most often occur in women's bodies after childbirth and will offer postural alignment for daily activities, foundational strength building exercises and breathing routines for healing and stress management. We will also offer some nourishing and simple recipes for snacks and teas.

For questions to to register, email Cicely at cicelyandreeconway@gmail.com



Round Table: Becoming Aware of Your Carbon Footprint

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Presenters: Andrew J. Friedland
Price: Free and open to all

Through a mixture of presentation and discussion, participants will gain an appreciation for how each of us as individuals contributes to carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. After gaining some understanding of our individual carbon “footprints,” we will consider approaches and strategies for achieving a smaller carbon footprint.

Please let us know you will be joining us byRSVPing to miriah.opendoorwrj@gmail.com

For questions about the presentation, email Andy at Andrew.J.Friedland@dartmouth.edu



"In the Pink"

Date:Tuesdays, October 2, 9 & 16
Presenter: Ruth Lembo, Certified Holistic Health Coach
Price: $90 for the series

Free Informational Night~ Friday, September 21st, 6-7 PM

Learn to live "In The Pink" with Holistic Health Coach, Ruth Lembo........  "In The Pink" means that you are living in extraordinary health and spirits.  From a nutritional standpoint, we will learn to listen to the wisdom of our own bodies.  We will create balance in our lives, nurture our intuition and each develop an individualized approach to the fruition of ours hearts' desires.  There is a lot of juicy and delicious exploration to be done!  Come to the free introductory session on September 21 for further info.

Ruth Lembo is a certified Holistic Health Coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York City, 2017.  Her mission is to encourage healthy eating and balanced living from a place of extreme Self love, which in turn, creates glorious results.  Her approach to wellness includes nutritional awareness, Self expression and Self observation.  

For more information, email Ruth at rlembo7@gmail.com or check out her website: inthepinkwithruthlembo.com

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

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Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 6& 7
Time: 8am-6pm both days
Presenter: Kelly Kuder
Price: $595

This training is a unique and fun way to expand your experience as a yoga teacher and the perfect way to earn your CEU’s! Receive a 55 Page Manual complete with pictures and detailed information. What is Aerial Yoga? Aerial yoga is one of the newest blends of yoga and aerial circus arts, utilizing a silk hammock as a prop to aid the student in surrender during traditional postures that are difficult to achieve due to minimal flexibility or strength, physical injuries and often times, emotional fear. Aerial Yoga is an amazing practice and fun way to change up your traditional experience with yoga on the mat, as well as a teaching yoga. Practicing Yoga in the hammock allows you to discover and unleash your hidden challenges and strengths. It balances and encourages deeper and unique stretching through a traditional Aerial Yoga Flow class. Curriculum, Practice and Teaching. Basic Beginner and Advanced Level One Poses and Flow. Learn how to teach an Aerial Yoga Flow Class. Email Kelly at kellykuder@mac.com to learn more!

For more information visit: https://www.kellykuder.com/sign-up-for-a-training/aytt-level-1-open-door-studio-vermont

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Mindful Parenting

Date:Tuesday, October 23
Presenter: Seoka Salstrom
Price: $45

The media inundates parents with do's and don’ts, Top 10s, time savers, and lifehack parenting tips.  Many parents report feeling overwhelmed with too much information. Although science offers a solid foundation for best practices, I encourage parents to shift the focus inward and identify their own values to guide their parenting choices. "Mindful parenting" refers to the practice of acceptance of yourself and your child as well as awareness of your values and of the internal processes (e.g., needs, judgements) that interfere with present-moment, value-based choices. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share relevant stories to enhance learning and generate take-home ideas.

Seoka Salstrom, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who recently started the Hanover Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in Hanover, NH. She specializes in mindfulness and acceptance-based CBTs for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders across the lifespan. Prior to moving to Vermont, Dr. Salstrom co-founded the Chicago CBT Center and maintained an adjunct faculty position at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Salstrom has worked closely with parents for 15+ years and has previously facilitated mindful parenting workshops with parents and professionals.

For questions or to register, contact Erin at officemanager@hanovercbt.com or 603.755.6535. 

 Family Contact Improvisation Class and Dance-Jam


Date: TBD
Cost: By donation- suggested is $5 per person or $10 per family
Instructors: Kelly Armbrust and Jennifer Blue. 

No experience necessary and all ages welcome! 

We'll explore ways to move with your children/families based on elements of contact improvisation that include rolling, lifting, sharing weight, maintaining a point of physical contact and deep listening.

For more information or to RSVP email Kelly at  kelly.opendoorwrj@gmail.com


Date: TBD

Parents and guardians of upper elementary and middle school children are warmly encouraged to attend this informative session on talking to kids about sexuality. The presentation and discussion aims to guide what sexuality topics are developmentally appropriate for 11-14 year olds and how parents and guardians can overcome the discomforts of talking about sex with their children. Please join us with an open mind, sense of humor and many questions! 

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Cindy Pierce educates and entertains audiences with her message about making healthy choices and navigating cultural pressures. She is the author of Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World. 


Dr. Michael Lyons is a family physician who has provided care to kids and adults in the Upper Valley for over 20 years. He is also a clinical assistant professor at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. 


Instructors: Cindy Pierce and Kevin Comeau
Time: TBA

This workshop, taught by Cindy Pierce and Kevin Comeau, will blend two approaches to awareness and empowerment for young women.

Cindy's aim is to inspire women to intentionally seek a stronger sense of who we are. Staying strong in our values and beliefs can be challenging, but the freedom of being our true selves leads to more clarity and conviction.

Kevin's approach to women's self defense centers on agency. Women have the right to determine their own course in life. Kevin will demonstrate practical ways in which women can utilize their strength, along with leverage, precision, and passion, to establish and maintain safe and healthy boundaries for their bodies, and by extension, their spirits.

The women who participate in this workshop will leave with an enhanced sense of their own individual and communal power, with more tools to navigate a challenging but exciting world.