As we gather for healing experiences, please review the following guidelines and information.
Crossings is making thoughtful changes that prioritize the comfort and well-being of teachers, students, and staff. Our goal is to create a safe environment where people can confidently return to in- person learning. We continue to monitor recommendations from health officials and adapt our protocols as needed. Read current protocols below. We appreciate your patience. *Please note these guidelines are subject to change.
Vaccination Required – All students participating in class must be vaccinated. If there is a student not vaccinated, they can reach out to the teacher to see if there is a hybrid option.
Mask Up – Masks must be worn at all times to enter the suite and while students are in the suite.
Air Quality – Hepa filters in the space will be kept on at all times. These high-efficiency air filters remove pollen, allergens, and airborne germs.
Sanitation – Hand sanitizer and sanitizing spray will be provided for anyone who chooses to disinfect doorknobs/light switches before or after their class.
Social Distance – While you’re in our space, please be mindful of others and keep a safe distance away from each other. Our space can safely accommodate 13 students at 6ft apart and 26 students at 3ft apart.
Transforming the Experience-Based Brain® (TEB)
A Somatic Model for Working with Development Trauma
TEB presents a multilevel model for healing developmental trauma in adults and children — synthesizing Transforming Presence or Transforming Touch, regulation, primitive reflex integration, attachment styles, the bio-physiology of trauma, and the trauma narrative.
Hybrid Training Modules are taught online through pre-recorded lectures and demos to review. We then bring this knowledge to our three days of Skill Building Experience. During the three days, we are on the ground, face to face, we repeat the demos and work in triads to learn how to implement the work into our healing practices.
You will learn to:
- Use the Polyvagal theory to work with the bio-physiology of trauma
- Acquire Transforming Presence’s Seven Point Protocol to your client’s autonomic nervous system
- Promote integration of incomplete primitive reflexes
- Integrate the 4 basic characteristics of attachment into your treatment plan
- Help clients transform their trauma narrative and change their trauma story.
Crossings is pleased to host Transforming the Experience Based Brain at our location in Silver Spring, MD
Register through Austin Attachment and Training Center
or email Steve@austinattach.com
Module 3 – March 16-19, 2023
Private Yoga Session- In-person
Work with Carla to create a practice that fits your individual needs. Each 60 minute session will incorporate poses and adjustments that are tailored for you specifically. Private sessions provide the benefits of working one-on-one with Carla in a safe and welcoming environment.
*Masks must be worn at all times and proof of vaccination must be provided before class in order to attend. HEPA filters will be running at all times in the space. Crossings will disinfect the room before and after the class with CDC-approved disinfectant
If you would like to register for class or have any questions, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
“I became a yoga teacher after suffering a vitreous hemorrhage and found yoga to be a healing outlet for me. I am certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga and have been teaching since 2016. I love to work with beginners, anyone with injuries, and/or anyone going through tough life events.” -Carla
Sacred Circle Dance
Let’s dance in person again! Here we are after being separated for many, many (many) months. Our theme for Fall/Winter 2021 will be celebrating our resiliency and cherishing our joy. By dancing together, we heal ourselves and create community.
Sacred circle dances are moving meditations that embody and integrate mind, body, and spirit. These simple, gentle dances have special qualities and ancient roots in music and dance from around the world. All dances are simple and each will be taught every time. Our philosophy of dance is, “There are no mistakes, only variations.” All are welcome!
Crossings Healing and Wellness
8720 Georgia Ave., Ste., 300, Silver Spring, MD
$50 for the series or $20 drop-in
Fridays: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
January 20, February 10, April 21, May 19, June 16
Judith Walton, Ph.D. has been teaching sacred circle dance for more than 30 years and believes that the power of dance is a pathway to achieving wholeness, harmony, and balance. She learned many of these dances at Findhorn, a spiritual and ecological community in Scotland.
For more information, contact Judith (email@example.com)
Tai Chi with Michael Ward
January 23 – April 3 (No class Feb. 19)
In the Beginner Part 1 classes students learn postures 1 -12 of the 37 postures that comprise the choreography of the entire “T’ai Chi Form”.
Each class meets In-Person, once a week for one hour, for ten weeks. The same posture is taught on Zoom Thursday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. The Zoom class is recorded and sent to students weekly to assist with practicing. Students are encouraged to attend both In-Person and Zoom classes whenever possible to reinforce the learning. You do not have to learn the entire form. You can stop taking classes at any time and continue to practice and benefit from the part of the T’ai Chi form that you have learned.
Contact: Michael Ward 301-525-8266
Community Grief Circle
Do you feel overwhelmed by the losses of the world? We live in a time of unprecedented loss in a culture which is largely illiterate in its ability to express grief. Rather than push grief away, our circle invites you to show up with your broken heart, to witness one another, and be witnessed in whatever form of grief you are holding in this historic and intense time.
We honor all forms of grief including the loss of a loved one, change and transition, sorrows for our world, and ancestral grief. With the recognition that grief is an expression of love, our circles explore how to welcome, allow, and be with our grief through small group sharing, music, guided meditation, movement, poetry, and reflective writing.
No grief is too big or too small for our circle.
Just a note for those of you who have recently lost a loved one. Therapists usually recommend waiting 6 months after your loss before you participate in a grieving group. If you feel ready and still want to join our circle, please contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 Week Series In- person
Sundays from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 26 and March 5 (Feb.19 we will be off for the President’s Day holiday)
Facilitators: Julia Jarvis and Peggy Goetz
Total cost: $270 (partial scholarships available upon request)
Small groups: limited to 10 participants
Journaling with Meredith
Journaling is a good way to think through our accomplishments and desires, the past, the present, and the future. It can be where ideas for stories emerge or where solutions to problems are hashed out. In this gathering you can write about any of these things as we will all be working individually, but feel free to share about your process or thoughts in the half hour following writing.
I hope participants will be able to get started on or rekindle their journaling practice during this period. It will be good to share experiences with each other to deepen our understanding of journaling and how it can enhance our lives.
Mondays at 12pm
Starting January 16, 2023
5 Week Series
Awareness Through Movement
Awareness through Movement is a method of somatic education – a practice, a process, and a system for self-improvement. Carol, who has been teaching at Crossing for years and online since Covid, will be offering a new series of classes this winter. This twelve-week series is designed to help you explore new ways of moving which can have a profound effect on your posture, breathing and ease of movement. For many, these lessons improve back, neck and shoulder pain, and the integration of these movement sequences offers an overall sense of physical and emotional well-being.
Classes will be offered online:
Week of January 16 – April 3, 2023 (no class week of February 20th)
Mondays, 6:15 PM – 7:15 or Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cost: $250 for the series with recordings of each class
Drop-In Fee: $25 per class
To register or for more information, contact Carol Regan at email@example.com or 301-580-9418