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CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES FOR EVE COSTARELLI SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES FOR EVE COSTARELLI SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013


CLASSES:
Veteran’s Yoga (Mondays 6:15-7:15) Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA

  • This yoga class is free for all veterans, family members and providers. This class focuses on the specific needs of veterans. Experience the benefits of yoga to relieve stress, recover from trauma, focus the mind and heal the body. All veterans welcome regardless of age or physical ability. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Mats and props are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and avoid eating at least one hour before class. (Classes are co-taught with Michael Thomas and Lynn Stoller)
Yoga for Tweens and Teens (Mondays 4:30-5:30; starts Monday September 30) Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA
  • Yoga is the perfect complement to all activities as it promotes flexibility, strength, friendliness and calmness. Students will learn yoga postures to work the body, breathing techniques to increase the flow of oxygen to the body’s tissues and meditation to calm the mind.
Youth Flamenco (ages 4-16) (Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 (ages 4-9) & 5:00-6:00 (ages 10-16)
The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
  • Youth I (Level 1/2), ages 4-10
This class includes basic technique and technique to improve flamenco dance to include correct posture, hand, arm, and foot placement. The student will become familiar with basic flamenco vocabulary. The course will include exercises that will develop and improve the clarity of the students’ footwork, develop their upper-body to lower-body coordination as well as stamina and endurance are included. Basic castanet playing exercises are practiced. Basic to medium level footwork and choreographic variations are taught. Repertoire will be taught. Required attire: leotard or fitted top, castanets, flamenco shoes and skirt for girls. Castanets and flamenco boots for boys.
  • Youth II (Level 2/3+), ages 10-16
This class offers Flamenco technique to improve posture, hand, arm, and foot placement. Exercises that will improve clarity of the students’ footwork, upper-body to lower-body coordination as well as stamina and endurance are included. Medium to complex footwork and choreographic variations are taught. Repertoire will be taught.
Required Attire: Flamenco shoes, flamenco skirt, leotard or fitted top, castanets. Castanets and flamenco boots for boys. Other dance accessories may be required such as Spanish hat, mantónand fan, when necessary.
WORKSHOPS:
Intro to Youth and adult Flamenco Workshops; Saturday October 19th2013 Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham
  • Introduction to Youth Flamenco 1:00-2:00PM
  • Adult Introductory Flamenco 2:30-3:45PM
  • These introductory workshops will introduce beginners of all ages to the joys of flamenco dancing: the rhythms (compás), correct posture (postura) , arm and hand movements (braceo y floreo), footwork (taconeo) and the flamenco heart (duende). No previous dance experience is necessary.

All participants should wear hard bottomed shoes; women and girls should also wear skirts.

Pre-Registration is encouraged. For more information, please contact Eve Costarelli 617-216-1643 or AdamAnt_Eve@hotmail.com


PERFORMANCES:
ZARZUELA! SPANISH OPERA FROM THE BOSTON ARTS CONSORT TO YOU Saturday September 28th 2013
  • The Boston Arts Consort and the Democracy Center are proud to be part of Boston’s inaugural ArtWeek.

Zarzuela! Spain’s unique brand of opera filled with music, dance, comedy and passion is coming to the Democracy Center in Cambridge on Saturday, September 28th. Be part of the production by singing the fiery choruses and clapping to the rhythmic palmas of flamenco, while lovers woo and men duel over their señoritas, and get to know a little-known gem in Harvard Square —the Democracy Center, a non-profit haven that has been incubating grassroots organizations and providing space for events, classes, the arts, and community collaboration for over a decade with the goal of advancing peace and justice.
Drawing from the many talented musicians, artists and scholars from the Boston area and abroad since 2008, the Boston Arts Consortpresents programs that combine the aesthetic, cultural, and historical elements of its themes for a well-rounded and enjoyable audience experience. The Boston Arts Consort performers include Elizabeth Leehey, clarinet; Eva Lorca, flamenco artist; Donal O’Sullivan, actor; Linda Papatopoli, pianist and director; Roberto Rios, flamenco guitar; Clara Sandler, mezzo-soprano; and Gary Tucker, baritone; with lecture by Margarita Campos, Professor of Communications at Barcelona University.
Refreshments will be provided.

Tour of the Democracy Center at 7 pm, Lecture and performance at 8 pm
Tour is free, “Zarzuela” is free for students, $10 general public
45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Call The Boston Arts Consort
(617-666-7973)or the Democracy Center(617-4928855)for more information.

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2013 Classes with Eve Costarelli



         2013 Classes with Eve Costarelli
                   AdamAnt_Eve@hotmail.com; 617-216-1643
                         www. AlwaysBDancing.blogspot.com

Mondays @ Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA; 617-216-1643
4:30-5:30PM Youth Yoga for grades 5-12 (New session) 
6:00-7:30PM Veteran’s Yoga (co-taught with Michael Thomas)
Tuesdays @ Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, MA; 508-655-YOGA (9642)
4:00-5:00PM Youth Yoga for grades 5-12 (New session)
Tuesdays @ Dancing Arts Center, 9 Whitney Street, Holliston, MA; 508-429-7577
6:00-7:00PM Youth Tap (ages 6-10) (New sessions starting January 22, 2013)
7:00-8:00PM Teen Tap (ages 11+)
8:00-9:00PM Adult Tap
Wednesdays @ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA; 617-216-1643
4:00-5:00PM Youth Flamenco 1 (ages 6-10)
5:00-6:00PM Youth Flamenco 2 (ages 11+)
Fridays @ Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA; 617-216-1643
10:00-11:15 Adult/Teen Flamenco: 8-week Sevillanas Series (Welcoming home-schoolers ages 11+) (New session January 11, 2013-March 8, 2013)

Sevillanas:
Sevillanas is a timeless folkdance from southern Spain that has become virtually synonymous with the flamenco of Andalucía. Based on traditional Spanish dances, the Sevillanas form was adopted by the residents of Sevilla (both gypsies and non-gypsies) and merged with their strong flamenco culture to become the most recognizable symbol of the region. Sevillanas are danced in pairs by children, teenagers and adults at nightclubs, parties, and most famously at the annual Feria de Abril in Sevilla. Sevillanas is a fun and exciting dance that enlivens any party and is essential in the repertoire of any flamenco dancer and for all who just love the art of flamenco.
This class will guide the beginner dancer through the basic steps of all four parts of the Sevillanas. The course will cover the basic flamenco style, posture, hand, arm and foot placement. 


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Classes with Eve Costarelli: Flamenco, Tap and Yoga; Yoga Retreat for Daughters and Moms

Looking ahead to the week 12/10/2012-12/16/2012
Monday 12/10/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Youth Yoga for Grades 5-84:30-5:30PM
·       Veterans Yoga6:00-7:30PM

Tuesday starting January 8, 2013@ Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, MA
·        Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 4:00-5:00PM

Wednesday 12/12/2012 @ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
·       Youth Flamenco (Beginner) Ages 6-9  4:00-5:00PM
·        Youth Flamenco (Intermediate) Ages 10-16 5:00-6:00PM

Friday 12/14/2012@ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·        Adult/Teen Flamenco Ages 12+ (This class will resumes 1/11/2013)

Sunday 12/16/2012
Yoga Retreat at Open Spirit for Girls & Moms
Yoga Retreat for Girls (ages 8-14) and Moms (or any adult female) with Eve Costarelli at Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony.

Sunday, December 16th:  1:00 – 3:00pm

Bring your mom (or any adult female) to yoga and practice with someone you love! In a fun and upbeat class, we will explore yoga poses, philosophy, breath work and meditation as well as journaling and the creation of personal mandalas. This class promotes harmony, positive communication, mutual respect, relaxation and friendship. We learn to not only practice yoga on our mat but also how to bring these skills off the mat and into the world.
Expect to leave feeling connected and balanced!
Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, block and strap (if you have them). We do have some community props available. Also bring a water bottle and dress for movement. Do not eat for up to one hour before class.
For more information & to register, please contact:
Suggested donation:
$25 per couple (additional siblings $5 each)
Open Spirit is a new multi-faith center for the wider community, a place to celebrate and strengthen our connectedness, to promote healing and wholeness, and to experience spiritual nourishment.
Open Spirit, A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony
39 Edwards Street · Framingham · MA 01701 · info@openspiritcenter.org · 508-877-8162 
   Remember to always be dancing!
          No olvides bailar siempre


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Smell the Roses in Your Poses: A Thanksgiving Yoga Class

Smell the Roses in Your Poses

Photo by Seraphina Landgrebe
That was the theme for both of today’s yoga classes at Open Spirit in Framingham, MA: Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 and Veterans’ Yoga.

Every year, we dedicate an entire day to the celebration of gratitude. We are thankful for good food, good family and friends, good life. But we do not have to wait till this day to be thankful because yoga teaches us to practice mindfulness and the appreciation of gratitude can be practiced all year long. Gratitude unlocks the abundance of life. It turns what we have into enough; granting us satisfaction with our own personal riches. Being thankful for little things around us allows us to be resent and alive fully in the moment. This brings to my mind the phrase “Stop and smell the roses”. If we do stop and smell, look, listen, feel, then we will begin to notice the richness that surrounds and inundates all our life’s moments. Our society floods us with wants and needs (the latest technology, the “best” brands, monetary wealth) and this can become a vicious cycle-but by taking a step back and being aware of the things in your life that you are truly thankful for, brings harmony to chaos, clarity to confusion and peace of mind is born out of turmoil. Notice the veritable cornucopia of things to be grateful for in your life: your family, friends, a roof over your head, working at something you take pride in, a smile or kind word from a stranger, a flower peeping out from the sidewalk, a fresh breeze, the warm touch of the sun, the smell of the earth after rain, the farmers who grow the food, the chef who cooks it…the list is never ending!
So…stop and smell the roses! Take a moment to look at the trees and notice their leaves or lack of, feel the wind on your cheeks and breathe! Breath is what keeps us alive. It can both relax and energize us!

What does mindfulness mean?
·         Appreciation
·         Attentiveness
·         Aliveness
·         Perception
·         Sensibility
·         Understanding
·         Friendliness
·         Thoughtfulness
·         Respect
·         Tolerance
·         Honesty
·         Readiness

A simple mindfulness meditation:
1. Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair or on the floor with your head, neck and back straight but not stiff. You can also lie down on the floor. Or lean against the wall.
2. Become aware of your breathing, focusing on the sensation of air moving in and out of your body as you breathe. Feel your belly rise and fall, the air entering and exiting your nostrils (For the first few breaths you can also allow the exhale to come out through pursed lips. This help to elongate the exhale and the sound is a great focuser) and leave your mouth. Pay attention to the way each breath changes and is different. Notice that the air is cool as it enters the body but it is gently warmed when it exits.
3. Watch every thought come and go, whether it be a worry, fear, anxiety or hope. When thoughts come up in your mind, note them, remain calm and use your breathing as an anchor. Watch your thoughts as if they are clouds drifting by in the sky.
4. If you find yourself getting carried away in your thoughts, simply return to your breathing. I sometimes like to say “Thinking” or “Thought” when I notice I have drifted and this helps me come back to the present moment and my breathing.
5. As the time comes to a close bring some more energizing breaths into your body. You can wiggle your fingers and toes. Roll to one side (if lying down). Get up gradually.
Remember to “Smell the Roses” in each one of your yoga poses. Allow yourself to be right there, in that pose, and fill it up with yourself. Have the courage to be present.


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Flamenco, Yoga & Tap Classes with Eve Costarelli (Classes/Yoga Retreat)

Looking ahead to the week 11/19/2012-11/23/2012
Monday 11/19/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Youth Yoga for Grades 5-84:30-5:30PM
·       Veterans Yoga 6:00-7:30PM
Tuesday 11/20/2012 @ Dancing Arts Center, 9 Whitney Street, Holliston, MA
·       Teen Tap 7:00-8:00PM (NEW CLASS)
Tuesday starting January 8, 2013 @ Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, MA
·        Youth Yoga for Grades 5-8 4:00-5:00PM
Wednesday 11/21/2012 @ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
·       Youth Flamenco (Beginner) Ages 6-9  4:00-5:00PM (No Class Today)
·       Youth Flamenco (Intermediate) Ages 9-16 5:00-6:00PM (No Class Today)
Friday 11/23/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Adult/Teen Flamenco Ages 12+ 10:00-11:15AM (No Class Today)
COMING SOON:
Yoga Retreat at Open Spirit for Girls & Moms
Yoga Retreat for Girls (ages 8-14) and Moms (or any adult female) with Eve Costarelli at Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony.

Sunday, December 16th:  1:00 – 3:00pm

Bring your mom (or any adult female) to yoga and practice with someone you love! In a fun and upbeat class, we will explore yoga poses, philosophy, breath work and meditation as well as journaling and the creation of personal mandalas. This class promotes harmony, positive communication, mutual respect, relaxation and friendship. We learn to not only practice yoga on our mat but also how to bring these skills off the mat and into the world.
Expect to leave feeling connected and balanced!
Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, block and strap (if you have them). We do have some community props available. Also bring a water bottle and dress for movement. Do not eat for up to one hour before class.
For more information, please contact:

Suggested donation:
$25 per couple (additional siblings $5 each)
Open Spirit is a new multi-faith center for the wider community, a place to celebrate and strengthen our connectedness, to promote healing and wholeness, and to experience spiritual nourishment.

Open Spirit, A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony
39 Edwards Street · Framingham · MA 01701 · info@openspiritcenter.org · 508-877-8162


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Flamenco and Yoga classes with Eve Costarelli: 10/29/12-11/2/12



Looking ahead to the week 10/29/2012-11/2/2012(and upcoming performance information for the Boston Arts Consort)
Monday 10/29/2012@ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Yoga for Grades 5-8CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO HURRICANE
·       Veterans Yoga 6:00-7:30PM (Please check with center to see if this class will run)
Tuesday starting November 13, 2012 @ Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, MA
·       Youth Yoga (Grades 5-8) 4:00-5:00PM
Wednesday 10/31/2012@ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
·       Youth Flamenco (Beginner) Ages 6-9 No class today! Happy Halloween!
·       Youth Flamenco (Intermediate) Ages 9-16 No class today! Happy Halloween!
Friday 11/2/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Adult/Teen Flamenco Ages 12+ 10:00-11:15AM
Upcoming performance:
Friday, November 16th, 8PM
The Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St. Stephen Street, Boston
Tickets $12 at the door includes tea and chocolate reception
Reservations recommended by calling 617-247-1719              
THE BOSTON ARTS CONSORT PRESENTS: SONGS OF SPAIN
Featuring Clara Sandler, Mezzo-Soprano 
& Linda Papatopoli, Pianist                               
Performing selections from
Garcia Lorca’s: Canciones Espaňolas Antiguas
Manuel de Falla’s: Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas
& Xavier Montsalvatge’s beautiful homage to Cuba: Cinco Canciones Negras
                    
With the Flamenco Artistry of 
Eva Lorca and Roberto Rios


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Flamenco and Yoga Classes with Eve Costarelli Update:

Flamenco and Yoga Classes Update:


Saturday October 13, 2012 @ Framingham Main Library, 49 Lexington St., Framingham, MA 01702 · 508-532-5570
Family Yoga (Costin Room, All yogis ages 5 and up welcome)                                                         Bring your whole family to yoga and practice together! Family Yoga includes postures, breathing techniques and meditation for the whole family, including age-appropriate variations to accommodate all of the students in the class. Bring anyone you love and have fun! This is a free event

Looking ahead to the week 10/15/2012-10/21/2012

Monday 10/15/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Family Yoga 3:30-4:30PM
·       Yoga for the Young Athlete and All Ambitious Kids4:30-5:30PM
·       Veterans Yoga 6:00-7:30PM


Wednesday 10/17/2012 @ the Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
·       Youth Flamenco (Beginner) Ages 6-9 4:00-5:00PM
·       Youth Flamenco (Intermediate) Ages 9-16 5:00-6:00PM


Friday 10/19/2012 @ Open Spirit at Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA:
·       Adult/Teen Flamenco Ages 12+10:00-11:15AM*
(October Special for this class: 1st time 8- class card buyers receive an extra 10% off the already discounted price: $20/ Drop-in; 8-Class card/$128. With October discount: $115.20)






Saturday 10/20/2012 @ National Heritage Museum, Maxwell Auditorium, Lexington, MA
·       World on Stage Presents: A Palo Seco Flamenco
9PM
National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
781-861-6559
Tickets $25.