Reminder: we will have a business meeting following the service, to consider the adoption of our bylaws.
What is human existence about and what is human potential? The ancient yogis saw life as the journey towards the infinite and developed practices to facilitate that goal. From the yogic perspective life is not simply about surviving, it is about expanding your potential and possibilities – it is about thriving. And thriving is not necessarily material, or even knowledge-oriented, it is the expansion of the self into the limitless.
Traditionally, the western scientific model of health and wellness has tended towards reductionism. Health is seen as something primarily physical – a lack of illness or injury. The yogic model of wellness takes an inverted perspective – it views health as a measure of the spiritual – the spiritual is the ultimate, the limitless and the changeless aspect of self. From this vantage point the psychological and physical aspects of self can better be brought into balance. Kaoverii will speak about yoga and thriving – how yogic philosophy and practices can complement our western scientific heritage and help us move toward a fuller, more meaning life.
Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, RYT500, is the director of Healing the Body, Centering the Mind, Expanding the Spirit: A Yoga-Based Integrative Care Training for Behavioral Health Clinicians at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, NC as well as the Subtle Yoga Training and Personal Transformation Program in Charlotte and Asheville.
Our service begins at 11:00 a.m. and will be held in the conference room of Tomlinson Residence Hall on Davidson College Campus. Find us.
- Faith Development for children. Ages 8-12 starts at 9:45 in the Basement room of the Multicultural House adjacent to Tomlinson. Ages 5-7 starts after story time during the service.
- Faith Development for adults. We will be looking at liberal religion, starting with “Five Smooth Stones of Liberalism” by James Luther Adams. This is a portion of an essay in the book On Being Human Religiously, available online for free. Class starts at 9:50 a.m., in Tomlinson.
- Please bring a donation for Loaves & Fishes if you are able. At this time they particularly need soup, mac & cheese, pasta (spaghetti), pasta sauce, and canned beans.