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May
31
Sun
Becoming: Ethical Culture is Emerging
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Becoming: Ethical Culture is Emerging

If you have ever been asked, “what is Ethical Culture?” I am sure your 30 second elevator pitch has changed multiple times depending on who is around and/or how humanist you are feeling on ‘that’ day when the question arrives. Nonetheless, the Ethical Culture Movement has a story and you are a huge part of it. So how is your becoming impacting your belonging in Ethical Culture?

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Bio:

Jé Exodus Hooper is a Ph.D Interdisciplinary Arts candidate at Ohio University and clergy-leader within the Ethical Culture Movement. Based in the Mid-Atlantic region, his work as creative-clergy and a performance-scholar is focused in decolonizing Humanism, homiletics, and Black Intellectual Thought. His love for performative rhetoric involves a decolonized aesthetic of Black homiletic folk-talk– one of imagination as responsive reasoning. His word-working emphasizes human freedom and interconnectedness through embodiment, intuition, creativity, and improvisation. His folx-talk emerges into a love language that aids congregational practice of culture care for empowering community-life.

His most recent Facebook Live and IGTV production, Keep Liv’n, emphasizes the importance of cultural care and self-care. He has also created a film, “Humanitas: A Conscious Coloring of Kindness”, based on the relationship of W.E.B. DuBois and Felix Adler, was sponsored and funded by American Ethical Union’s Mossler Fellowship that debuted with approximately 400 attendees. Other works include “Moving Upon the Face of the Deep,” featuring Dr. Cornel West; “The Black Sacred Communion,” and a collaboration with his life partner, storäe michele, entitled, [the listening heart], which premiere drew over 300 member audience.

These kinds of transdisciplinary theory as practice consoles and agitates communities in re-imagining and re-claiming narratives that honor the inherited worth and dignity within all people– a love-work that Jé is committed to!

Rev. Dr. Jé Exodus Hooper, MPS., MA.Th., D.Min., and Ph.D candidate
He/Him
American Ethical Union

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Jun
1
Mon
Basic Yoga Flow
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Basic Yoga Flow

This class will leave you feeling strong, energized and balanced. Lea will guide you through the basic postures of yoga with clear alignment cues, steady and dynamic movement and a focus on physical and mental balance. This class is intended for students with a basic familiarity with yoga asanas (the physical postures) and an average to good fitness and mobility level. While not intended for complete beginners, if you know what a “downward dog” is, you will be fine! The class is designed for adults however all ages are welcome.

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BIO
Lea Bender, E-RYT-500, combines twenty-four years of personal yoga practice with a deep knowledge of anatomy and therapeutic techniques to offer private students a fully integrated experience. Lea received her 200-hour RYT certification from Jaya Yoga Center and her 300-hour Advanced RYT certification at Abhaya Yoga, both in Brooklyn. Lea works with all ages, abilities and client goals. Her students leave feeling strong, centered and inspired.

Jun
2
Tue
Accessible Yoga
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Accessible Yoga

A class designed for seniors and those with limited mobility but anyone will benefit from this hour. You won’t need a mat, only a sturdy chair. You will learn simple but effective meditation and breathing techniques that you can do at home to reduce anxiety and breathe more freely. You will also be guided through gentle movements to release tension in the muscles supporting the spine and shoulders as well as some balance and strengthening exercises using the support of the chair for safety and stability. Everything in this class is optional so you can do as little or as much as you like. You will leave breathing easier and feeling calmer and more at home in your body. Yoga can help to reduce depression, increase oxygenation and circulation in the body and improve sleep. No prior experience is needed. All ages and abilities are welcome.

RSVP to receive a link to this class at:
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BIO
Lea Bender, E-RYT-500, combines twenty-four years of personal yoga practice with a deep knowledge of anatomy and therapeutic techniques to offer private students a fully integrated experience. Lea received her 200-hour RYT certification from Jaya Yoga Center and her 300-hour Advanced RYT certification at Abhaya Yoga, both in Brooklyn. Lea works with all ages, abilities and client goals. Her students leave feeling strong, centered and inspired.

Jun
8
Mon
Basic Yoga Flow
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Basic Yoga Flow

This class will leave you feeling strong, energized and balanced. Lea will guide you through the basic postures of yoga with clear alignment cues, steady and dynamic movement and a focus on physical and mental balance. This class is intended for students with a basic familiarity with yoga asanas (the physical postures) and an average to good fitness and mobility level. While not intended for complete beginners, if you know what a “downward dog” is, you will be fine! The class is designed for adults however all ages are welcome.

RSVP to receive a link to this class at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-flow-yoga-tickets-103470013596?ref=elink

BIO
Lea Bender, E-RYT-500, combines twenty-four years of personal yoga practice with a deep knowledge of anatomy and therapeutic techniques to offer private students a fully integrated experience. Lea received her 200-hour RYT certification from Jaya Yoga Center and her 300-hour Advanced RYT certification at Abhaya Yoga, both in Brooklyn. Lea works with all ages, abilities and client goals. Her students leave feeling strong, centered and inspired.