Teacher Appreciation Gift
Show your gratitude, give a teacher a gift certificate for a free yoga class
$17 value. On sale until June 1
A PDF of a gift certificate for a FREE CLASS will be emailed to you within the next 24 hours for you to print out and give the Gift of Health to your child’s teacher. On sale until June 1, 2016, gift certificates expire August 31, 2016.
Yoga Nidra Class
Friday, May 6, 2016 5:45-6:45 pm
Penny Peterson, CYI
Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation practice that moves you into deep relaxation which disengages the “thinking” mind, while still remaining awake. This yoga practice increases well-being of both body and mind and is accessible to all with or without previous yoga class attendance. Come prepared to lie down, close your eyes and be guided through a meditation technique that allows you to quiet the mind and reconnect with the feeling body. Class Schedule 1st Friday of the month 5:45-6:45 pm May 6 4th Sunday of the month 1:00-2:00 pm May 22
The Beatles’ Yoga
Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00-9:00 pm
Philip Goldberg and accompanied by musician Beth Lederman
The Beatles changed the world spiritually as well as musically. Their journey to India helped to legitimize meditation and introduced words such as mantra, guru and ashram. They opened the floodgates for yogic teachings to spread within you, without you, and across the universe. Join Philip Goldberg, author of the award-winning American Veda and musician Beth Lederman, for a magical mystery tour of the Beatles’ mind-blowing, world-changing trip from the set of "Help!" to the banks of the Ganges to "My Sweet Lord." We will illuminate the Fab Four’s spiritual story and celebrate them as ambassadors of India’s timeless wisdom with audios, videos and live music. Philip Goldberg has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for more than forty-five years, as a practitioner, teacher and writer. He is the author or coauthor of nineteen books, including Roadsigns on the Spiritual Path and his most recent, American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West, which was named one of the top ten religion books of the year by both the Huffington Post and the American Library Association’s Booklist. For his work on American Veda, Philip was given an Award of Special Distinction by the Uberoi Foundation. As a public speaker and workshop leader, he has given presentations at venues throughout the country and in India, and he has appeared in national media. An ordained Interfaith Minister and spiritual counselor, he blogs regularly on the Huffington Post and Elephant Journal. His websites are www.AmericanVeda.com and www.PhilipGoldberg.com. Beth Lederman has been playing keyboards professionally for over 30 years. She is a mainstay in the Phoenix jazz scene, but her influences and experiences are widely spread across many different musical styles. An Arizona native, Beth’s family owned Lederman Music Co., an important part of Phoenix’s early music scene. Beginning classical studies on the piano at age 5, Beth went on to earn a B.A. in Music from ASU. She has played professionally with many different bands and with her own jazz groups, as well as being past musical director for,“Mas”, “Zum,Zum,Zum” and a touring production of “Phantom of the Opera”. She is currently the band leader for the Brazilian jazz group “Novo Mundo“, with which she recorded and produced 2 CDs, and her own jazz group “Jazz con Alma”. Her solo CD, “Las Sombras”, was released in 2013. Her website is www.BethLederman.com where you can find her schedule, discography, and hear some music samples.
LIVING LA VIDA YOGA: Practical Keys to Happiness, Success and Inner Peace from India’s Sacred Teachings
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 1:00 pm This practical workshop illuminates the yogic teachings that have helped millions shape their lives over the centuries. Part One will focus on the Bhagavad Gita. One of the most profound and sublime works the human mind has ever produced, the Gita has been seen as a religious scripture, a spiritual guidebook, a self-help manual, a philosophical and psychological treatise, a science of consciousness, and more. It encapsulates the essence of Yoga at its deepest level, where its capacity for transforming lives is maximized. Using contemplative practices around the most important Gita passages, we will explore the true meaning of Yoga–and, more important–experience it. 2:00 - 4:30 pm In Part Two, we will further our exploration of Deep Yoga with help from the Yoga Sutras and Philip’s 45 years as a researcher, practitioner, meditation teacher and spiritual advisor. The emphasis will be on living the yogic path with glorious potential. It describes a reality in the midst of everyday life. Whatever your dreams, your lifestyle or your religion (or the absence of one), the tools and insights you take away from the workshop will accelerate your path to both a fulfilling outer life and an inner life of wholeness, unity and integration. Lunch delivery is available from The Duck and Decanter Camelback. Call us for ordering instructions at 602-265-8222.
Afternoon Intro to Yoga 3-Week Series
Thursday, May 12, 19, and 26, 2016, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Debbie Kayatt - E-RYT 500, CYI
Intro to Yoga is designed specifically for students new to yoga. The series focuses on primary yoga postures, principles of safe alignment, breathing techniques and yoga philosophy. Students will enjoy personal attention and hands-on adjustments and refinements from the same instructor each week. The afternoon Intro to Yoga is a slower paced class that makes yoga very accessible for gentle students or students with limitations. Props and chairs are incorporated into the classes as well as basic therapeutic moves for better posture. Different variations of the poses are practiced by everyone, so that students can experience the options. You may retake our intro series at any time to refresh your depth of knowledge at a "refresher rate" of $35. To register Call Desert Song Healing Arts Center in Phoenix, Az at (602) 265-8222
Evening Intro to Yoga 3-Week Series
Thursday, May 12, 19, and 26, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mary Beth Markus – CYI, E-RYT 500
Intro to Yoga is designed specifically for students new to yoga. The series focuses on primary yoga postures, principles of safe alignment, breathing techniques and yoga philosophy. Students will enjoy personal attention and hands-on adjustments and refinements from the same instructor each week. You may retake our intro series at any time to refresh your depth of knowledge at a "refresher rate" of $35. To register Call Desert Song Healing Arts Center in Phoenix, Az at (602) 265-8222
Healthy Aging with Yoga: Arthritis and Beyond
Saturday, May 14, 2016 12:00-2:30 pm
Ellen Martinoni MBA, RYT 500, CYI
Our bodies were made for movement! We will look at the science of how yoga works to foster healthy aging along with the obstacles many of us encounter, such as arthritis, injury, chronic illness, stress, and many more. We will then move into a physical practice of poses and sequencing that include modifications to keep your personal practice working for a lifetime. This workshop is designed for all levels and ages of students and teachers. Healthy Aging with Yoga will enable you to go deeper into what makes up a yoga practice and how this evolves over time to maintain health and vitality.
Intro to Meditation 2-Week Series
Sundays, May 15 and 22, 2016, 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Adam Montoya, Tai Chi Instructor, CYI
Are you new to meditation but would like to get started because of its many benefits? This workshop is for you! Have you been meditating for a while but would like to refresh and/or refine your foundation? This workshop is for you! Join Adam Montoya for a 2-week workshop that teaches you how to build and sustain a fulfilling practice.
Movers & Shakers
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:30am-11:30am
Anna Blocher-Rubin, RYT
Pre-registration strongly recommended. Drop-ins welcome if space available. This class is for mothers or fathers with mobile babies, up to 18 months. The room becomes a yoga mat, as the babies explore and the adults go in and out of asanas. Throughout the class the babies will be encouraged to try different yoga poses through song, exploration, and movement. Parent and child are able to bond over an activity that encourages patience, tranquility, and quality time with one another. Babies are supported in expanding their skills of independence, by being encouraged to explore and to maintain a healthy body of movement.
Training and Practice for Advancing Teachers
Saturday, May 21, 2016 12:00-5:00pm
Meg Byerlein, BSN, E-RYT 500, CERTIFIED ANUSARA® INSTRUCTOR, CYI
6 CEU’s/Advanced study credits Prerequisite: completion of 200 hour YTT This workshop for yoga teachers offers a unique opportunity for integrating specific aspects of training, study and practice: · Contextualizing heart themes · Articulating asana instruction · Assisting and adjusting The lecture content, dharma circle discussion and hands-on practice will expand the working knowledge and teaching skills enabling participants to continue to serve students with sensitivity and responsibility.
Yoga Nidra Class
Sunday, May 22, 2016 1:00-2:00 pm
Penny Peterson, CYI
Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation practice which moves you into deep relaxation that disengages the “thinking” mind, while still remaining awake. This yoga practice increases well-being of both body and mind and is accessible to all with or without previous yoga class attendance. Come prepared to lie down, close your eyes and be guided through a meditation technique that allows you to quiet the mind and reconnect with the feeling body. Class Schedule 1st Friday of the month 5:45-6:45 pm May 6 4th Sunday of the month 1:00-2:00 pm May 22
Yoga for the Young and the Restless
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:15-11:30 am
Anna Blocher-Rubin RYT 200, CYI
Pre-registration strongly recommended. Drop-ins welcome if space available. This monthly workshop for young children (ages 3-6 years) is the bridge between the Parent/Young Child workshop and the Kids 4 to 10 class offered on Tuesday afternoons. The workshop offers a selection of active, high-energy yoga games, as well as introductory practice with breathing and relaxation techniques. Parents are invited to join in or children who are reliably potty trained may attend independently. FYI~parents are also welcome to attend the All-Levels yoga class that starts at the same time.
Paws and Take a Breath: Desert Song’s 9th Annual Summer Yoga Camp for Kids Ages 5-10
Monday, June 13- Friday, June 17, 2016, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Mary Glover, MA Elem Ed, E-RYT 500, RCYT, CYI
Application here The dog days of summer always come around and this year the kids summer yoga camp at Desert Song will give full attention to our four-footed furry friends, dogs. Loyalty and service will be among the week’s topics as we learn about different types of dogs and their contributions to the lives of humans. Each child will create a mixed-media work of art of his/her favorite dog to be displayed as a special exhibit at the studio following the camp. We’ll also come up with a community service project to aid a local dog shelter. Participants will learn how to take a “paws” by breathing deeply as a coping skill for increased focus and managing stress. Additionally, poses like down dog and up dog will lead the way through a week-long asana practice. Poses will also be incorporated in dog-themed yoga games and activities that will boost confidence, build strength and encourage balance. The week will culminate with an art opening and presentation by the camp participants on Friday morning at 11 A.M. The opening will be for parents and the general public. Daily Schedule 8:30 check in/plan for the day 8:45 story/art project 9:30 yoga poses 10:00 snack 10:30 yoga games/activities 11:00 group project 11:30 dismissal Hours 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cost $165 per child (includes supplies for artwork and a commemorative t-shirt) The camp is limited to 15 children and an application is required. Fee must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Doug Keller – The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga
Friday – Sunday, June 24 – 26, 2016
Doug Keller, E-RYT 500
Registration for full workshop is $230. 10 CEU hours Advanced Studies credits under Electives. Preregistration required. Full payment is required with registration. Space is limited, so register early Friday Evening Asana Practice • 2 hours • 7:00-9:00 p.m. $55 Foundations for Flight: The Lower Body, with Secrets of the Hamstrings and Extra Love for the Knees This first session will connect to foundations in the feet, knees and hips. We will expand our perspective to include the effect of better actions in the hips and pelvis upon the health of the knees — giving special attention to the knees and the factors that influence their health. And we’ll see how the hamstrings are not just there to be ‘stretched’ in our practice, but also can be used to help us with our low back and knee issues! The practice will flow through asana, with practical tips for self-awareness and emphasis on actions that bring the greatest positive benefit as well as protection from injury. Saturday Morning Practice • 2½ hours • 10:30-1:00 p.m. $65 Threads in the Fabric of the Arms: Beneficial Alignment and Action for the Shoulders This all-levels asana practice will include insights into the myofascial ‘threads’ of muscles that govern the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders, and even impact neck tension. Through the asanas we will look at the way in which the various arm positions and rotations strengthen, lengthen and release tension in these ‘threads’ to relieve chronic pain and increase freedom in movement. This includes not only matters of ‘stiffness’ but also hypermobility! Saturday Afternoon Pranayama, Meditation & Philosophy • 2 ½ hours • 2:30-5:00 p.m. $65 ‘Breakthrough:’ The Emergence of a Deeper Yoga of the Whole Self in Both East and West The session will begin with some simple twists and hip stretches to prepare for meditation and pranayama. The philosophical theme will be an exploration of the parallels between the emergence of Christian mysticism in Europe in the 14th century and the emergence of the spiritual themes of ‘Laya’ Yoga in connection with Hatha Yoga at the same time in India. The focus will be on a re-visioning of the state of samadhi and absorption in the inner Self, as articulated by Meister Eckhart as a Christian mystic as well as its expression in Laya Yoga in terms of Yoga Nidra. Each path illuminates the other, especially on the theme of the ‘Word’ and the attitude of inner listening; and an emphasis will be on the compatibility of these paths. The session will include guided practice of pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation. Sunday Morning Asana Practice • 3 Hours • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $75 The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga: Working with Sciatic and Sacral Pain Yoga provides simple and important tools for reducing the kinds of hip and leg pain grouped under the heading of ‘sciatic’ pain, as well as for reducing sacral pain from sacral instability. This session will focus on principles for practice that help us to work constructively in these areas; and at the same time, pointing out the ways in which we often make these problems worse by our ideas of how the poses are ‘supposed’ to be done. From simple exercises and stretches — and the principles for doing them — we will move into a fuller practice of the fundamental asanas of a yoga practice, with an eye to how we can approach and practice them in the most helpful and beneficial way possible. This will include insights into sequencing, or how asanas should be grouped and practiced with a focus on the key muscles involved. This will be an all-levels practice, with ‘news-you-can-use’ for the stiff and the flexible alike — with room to practice according to your own comfort level and ability!
6 Week Intro to Tai Chi fundamentals: The Effectiveness of Tranquility
Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2016, 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Adam Montoya CYI, TCI
Tai chi teaches us how stillness is the foundation of effective action. In this six week introduction to tai chi we will learn how to achieve this tranquility through the fundamentals. Join the millions of people who obtain self awareness and physical healing through tai chi. This will be a transformational journey. Intro to Meditation is recommended but not required. You may supplement your practice time in the Monday evening Meditation to Movement class.
Yoga & Self Discovery: Drawing on the Wisdom of Symbols
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come join Victoria and discover your inner wisdom made visible through the experience of working with symbols. Within each cell in your body lies an intelligent and conscious awareness, a Divine Light. In yogic terms, this inner stillness is called Purusa and it illuminates your truth. The roles we play in life make up a small part of our core identity. We struggle when we allow the external world and all its moving parts, to be confused with the quiet stillness found within. Symbols help us to remember ‘who we are’ and provide clarity and guidance for our personal journey. In this workshop, we will create a Maori Drawing, a New Zealand discernment tool, as well as take the Preferential Shapes Test, to help you identify your “life” stage. I have personally used these two tools, created by cultural anthropologist, Angeles Arrien, for over 10 years and have found them to be very useful in helping me remember how supported we are in life. Breathing and gentle yoga will be integrated throughout the afternoon to support the process, promote alignment and allow you to create from a place of openness, curiosity and trust.
Retreating in the Basics
Saturday, April 23, 2016 (click more for specific times)
Meg Byerlein, BSN, E-RYT 500, Certified Anusara® Instructor, CYI
12:00-3:30 pm General public 12:00-5:00 pm Yoga teachers $100 (call to register) 6 CEU/Advanced Studies Credits available “A Basic Level Practice is the one for a lifetime.” This workshop is an opportunity for participants to focus understanding and experience on the essential elements of a fundamental asana practice. The course will explore foundational aspects of pose alignment and yoga philosophy which incorporates a workshop-style class. The session for teachers will include review and refinement of relevant instructional phrasing and teaching skills.
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:30-11:30 am
Anna Blocher-Rubin, RYT
Pre-registration strongly recommended. Drop-ins welcome if space available This workshop is for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop features a wide variety of games and activities that incorporate yoga poses, music, rhythm, and props. As with the workshop for older children, there is a theme woven into each session. Stories and a time for socializing, round out this fun and active hour-long workshop. Benefits of the workshop: • Social interaction • Physical stimulation • Introduction to yoga poses and props • Practicing how to interact within a group • Experience children’s literature and music • Body awareness • Attention, focus, and self-control
Walt Richardson Concert
Friday, April 22, 2016, 7:30 pm
* You may now purchase up to 4 tickets at a time online. Celebrate Earth Day with a Concert in the Garden Walt Richardson is truly, in no uncertain terms, a Tempe Music legend. This icon has been playing his own take on folk, reggae and rock in the local community for over thirty years. Having started as a street musician and working his way up to world tours, Richardson has always made Tempe his home base and celebrates it in his songs. Two years ago, on his 60th birthday, Tempe declared January 18, 2014 to be Walt Richardson Day. He was inducted into Arizona’s Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame at Tempe Center for the Arts. Join us for this musical evening in the garden. Garden opens at 6:30pm, Concert begins at 7:30pm Bring a chair or blanket and come early to buy dinner from Bistro on Wheels Food Truck (offering vegan friendly options). $15 per person, kids under 12 yrs old are free.
Family Potluck and Movie Night
Saturday, April 9, 2016 (Potluck: 5:30 pm, Movie: 6:30 pm)
Featuring Disney’s Inside Out
Join us for this free community gathering. A night in the garden to enjoy Disney’s "Inside Out". Please bring your own dish to share, blanket and/or lawn chairs for comfort, along with reusable plates, cups and utensils for you and your family.
October 20-23, 2016
Mary Beth Markus & Sioux Jones
Arriving Thursday 12:00p.m. through 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Includes lodging, meals and all workshop fees. Deposit of $200 will hold your space; remainder due by October 1st. No refunds after October 1st unless we can fill your space (minus $50 processing fee). Massage available upon request at $75/hour with Kelly Knapp. In the heart of autumn replenish your well being with four days of Yoga, Meditation, Ritual, and Hiking. A retreat is an opportunity to pause and catch your breath; bask in the quiet to nourish your soul; and refresh your senses to the miracle of your life. Nestled between the 30,000 acre Coronado National Forest and the Oracle State Park, the Historic C.O.D. ( Come On Down) Ranch offers a rustic charm that includes expansive views, cozy adobe casitas, delicious meals, and a spacious Yoga barn. Join us for some sacred time to practice yoga and enjoy the mysterious experience that unfolds. Mary Beth’s passion for yoga and the healing arts has inspired thousands of individuals toward the yogic lifestyle for over 30 years. As director of Desert Song Yoga, Mary Beth has been a catalyst in the growth and training of the valley’s yoga community. Inspired by her guide and guru––Mother Nature––Sioux Jones has been loving people through yoga, massage and Tarot for over 30 years. As a result of those practices, she collects moments of magic one breath at a time.
Jules, originally a Montana girl, has travelled many creative trails; books, paintings, cards, prints, giclees, pillow design, and hardware jewelry. Her original designs have sold in retail shops such as Barneys New York, Ballard Designs catalog, ABC Carpet & Home-New York, and The American Craft Museum. Currently, Jules’ books and line of prints, giclees, cards, & paintings can be seen at various shops, design/art centers, & galleries. Two paintings by Jules, “Hope” and “Joy”, are both permanently displayed in the new surgery waiting area at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Her jewelry line is known for the ziG bracelet & belt, which uniquely combines pearls and hardware.
Jules has lived in several cities from east to west. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where she continues to be inspired by her daughter, Anna, her rescue dog, Harper, and her eclectic group of very cool pals.
Joan Waters: The Garden
How is The Garden a model for our creative practice?
Joan Waters exhibits welded steel sculpture and paintings that explore how the analogy of the garden can provide a model for our creative practice. No matter what our creative expression is, from yoga to music to mathematics, observing and enjoying the natural cycles of the garden can inspire and sustain our paths.
Beginning with industrial sheets of steel, Waters draws and sketches the plans for each new work. With time, the processes of welding and grinding help the piece grow and take shape. Patinas add color to make the piece blossom.
Kathy Zimmerman Photography
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
I have two main desires in life: to travel and to photograph. I am very happy doing one or the other. I’m in heaven when I’m doing them together. I am self taught for over 25 years. I am proud to feature images from my vacation travels in Canada,
England, Costa Rica, Mexico, France, Spain, India and across the United States.
I love stepping foot in an unknown place, or perhaps a known place with a new perspective, and opening myself up to its dynamics, its culture, people, capturing it all in photographs. I enjoy wandering around overlooked streets, and finding little curiosities as much as photographing iconic landmarks.
Rescue Me! Art Exhibit Opening
A passionate group of students ranging from beginners to professional independent artists enrolled in artist Kathy Taylor’s Creative Development classes are donating their time and talent to support a local rescue. Rescue Me!, the brainchild of one Studio 6020 student, will assist Amazing Aussies, a foster based rescue, with their mission and to raise funds to support expensive medical costs. Amazing Aussies is dedicated to rescuing vision and/or hearing impaired Australian Shepherds (known as Lethal Whites) and matching them with loving forever families. Funds will be raised through the proceeds of Studio 6020 artists’ paintings sold during the show. Join us for a heartfelt display of artistic compassion and meet a few furry Amazing Aussies to learn what makes them truly AMAZING!
Visit www.amazingaussies.org for more information about the rescue and Studio 6020 Facebook page to see examples of their work.
We are excited to announce our first art exhibit for 2015, Organic Abstraction, featuring paintings by local artist, Linda Pullinsi. Linda is a popular art instructor of both adults and children and has been a mentor for Free Arts for almost 20 years.
“The need to be close to nature has always beat in my heart. The song of the birds, the wind rustling the leaves and the sound of the water soothe my soul. I feel safest in the middle of the woods, on a mountaintop, or deep in the desert. Digging in the earth and growing things is therapy. This show combines my two loves, art and nature. I love to create an image that’s never existed and enjoy playing with color and getting them to harmonize and vibrate with each other. I have slowly healed my soul with artistic expression and a big source of joy for me is helping others to express themselves artistically, especially abused children through Free Arts. I am thrilled to share my work with the Desert Song community!”
Pieces of Me: Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
This exhibit was created by young women living in Child Protective Services custody. Each girl was asked to paint individually about one unique aspect of their life. The girls then collaborated on a color scheme, layout and three group pieces. This exhibit is the result of their collaboration. Prints are available for sale. We will also have a donation jar for a holiday collection.
A Way Through: Art As A Path for Healing
Join us for the opening of our latest art exhibit “A Way Through: art as a path for healing” collages by Mary Glover. At 1:30, Mary will talk about her art. Then award-winning guitarist Darin Mahoney, joined by violinist Jane Hilton, will perform original instrumental compositions from his latest album, “Transformations,” 2013 Old World Music Album of the Year. Darin’s music reflects his inspiring journey back to full health, beginning with a cancer diagnosis and a remission that defies all odds, yet resonates with audiences from all walks of life. Refreshments will follow.
I Matter by Free Arts for Abused Children
Through a unique combination of arts in a therapy-based curriculum and highly trained volunteer mentors, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona helps abused, neglected and homeless children channel their emotions, release anger and express themselves in healthy ways. Our work allows children to build trust, self-reliance, self-control and self-confidence.
Works by Monica Aissa Martinez
The work exhibited explores body, mind and spirit. Included are pieces from each series I’ve completed in the last decade – much of it done after my teacher training here at Desert Song. I continue to study. I continue to learn.
Picture Me Adopted: A Poverty Pet’s Photo Project
The show will feature photographs by Jessica Hately of rescued dogs from Poverty’s Pets who currently need loving homes. The show will be hosted for the month of December.
This show was created to bring awareness to the dog over population crises in Phoenix & to share opportunities to be involved with a small grass roots non-profit, dedicated to helping. Come meet our dogs, volunteers & ideas!
We reduce the Suffering of Unwanted Animals Through:
• Spay/Neuter Clinics
• Veterinary Services for sick pets
• Pet Food Distribution
• Adoption to loving homes
• Sterilization & Vaccination Education
Brian Vincent: Cuba – Peace & Chaos
One of our closest neighbors, Cuba, is a mystery to most of us. Cloaked in the politics of the cold war today it is an enigma. Please join us for a photographic exhibit and celebration of this wonderful place and her people. The exhibit begins at 6 pm Friday August 23rd followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. with discussion by photographer Bryan Vincent. Come with your questions and willingness to learn about one of the most fantastic places on earth.