The MJCC is dedicated to the health, happiness, and personal growth of our membership and the community. With the intention of being a neighborhood spiritual center, the MJCC’s Center for Mind, Body, & Soul will connect participants to experiential learning, meditation, lecture series, film festivals, book festivals, classes, and so much more.
Mindful Meditation Circle
Thursdays • 7:30pm
Silent meditation quiets the mind, relaxes the body, and helps develop mindfulness. Many find that meditation eases the pressures and stress of daily life. Individuals with varying levels of experience and from diverse meditation practices are welcome. Interest or want more information? Call Nancy Shapiro at (901) 484-1982.
No class 6/25, 7/5, 7/26, & 9/21.
with Daniel Lamontagne
In this 2 hour workshop, we will cover many areas of the benefits of meditation and meditation techniques. We will discuss the relationship of breath to longevity, relaxation, and health and learn techniques to make you smarter, more relaxed, and more mindful in your everyday living!
Wed 6:30–8:30pm | 9/12 | $35 fee/$30m | Class #5112
with Daniel Lamontagne
Daniel’s Mindful Healing Meditation is an eight week course based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction clinic program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, started by JonKabatt-Zinn Ph.D. Thousands of people have taken his courses using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness.Please go to www.meditatewithdan for more information.
Mon 7:00–8:30pm | 10/22–12/10 | $175 fee/$165m | 5269
with Jason Prater
Join lettering pro, designer, and creative director Jason Prater to learn the art of drawing letters. If you're interested in hand lettering as a new addition to your creative tool belt but don’t know where to begin, the answer is right here. You'll understand the differences between lettering, type design, and calligraphy, and learn how to use your own handwriting as a basis for building beautiful compositions.
Beginning letterers needing a few pro tips to help you push your skill to the next level — this class is for you, too. Don't miss your chance to learn lettering from a local expert. Registration fee includes the 3-hour workshop and all supplies.
Sun 1:00–4:00pm | 8/26 | $65 fee/$60m | Class #5152
Silk Scarf Printing
with Memphis College of Art
Learn the foundational skill of block printing – led by paper and fabric artist Meredith Olinger. Participants will learn how to create a block print and apply that print design to textiles. The skill of creating your own handmade textiles translates across multiple fields and designs, so see where it can take you! You will leave the class with a unique block-printed scarf just in time to update your spring wardrobe. All equipment and supplies are provided.
Wed 4:00–7:00pm | 9/26 | $85 fee/$80m | Class #5113
Beginning Pointed Pen with Maggie Naylor
Take an in depth journey into the art of beautiful handwriting with this 6-week session of calligraphy classes. Learn how to create beautiful letterforms using pointed pens, which are the common style used to create Copperplate and Spencerian calligraphy and are being used today by many calligraphers particularly for wedding calligraphy. Have fun putting your new skills to use by practicing addressing envelopes and other projects. This is a great class for beginners who have never picked up a calligraphy pen, but also great for all levels to continue to grow and perfect the art of calligraphy. Supplies can be ordered online from Paper and Ink Arts in Nashville at www.paperinkarts.com/pointedpen.html
Local stores have a few items, such as:
• Menage Fine Stationery and Gifts, 430 Perkins
• The Art Center, 1636 Union
• Hobby Lobby
Tue 10:00–11:30am | 10/9–11/13 | $180 fee/$175m | 5268
For all questions, please contact Marcy Stagner, Program Director for Cultural Arts and Adult Services, at (901) 259-9230 or email@example.com.
Taking Better Photos with Your iPhone with Rena Knop
Want to step up your selfie game or simply take a nonfuzzy photo of your children? Come learn the basics of composing and taking a better iPhone photo. Get familiar with your iPhone camera features, gain
some helpful photography tips, and learn about post processing apps. This workshop will give you the tools you need to up your iPhone photo game!
Sun 11:00–1:00pm | 11/18 | $35 fee/$30m | 5271