Category Archives: Community

Mindfulness Meditation Class

CTCC is excited to host Sam Green, Ph.D. at the CTCC Dojo for a new mindfulness meditation class!

The class will meet on Saturdays at 10:30am at the CTCC Dojo starting March 10.

Please note that the class will not ever meet on the first Saturday of the month.

Dr. Green is an Associate Professor and Facilitator in the Compassionate Care Initiative at the UVA School of Nursing. Sam is a former instructor at the UVA Mindfulness Center, and currently teaches a full-semester mindfulness class for college students that he developed at UVA.

Date: Saturdays, beginning March 10
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Place: CTCC Dojo
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation (each class)

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

CTCC is excited to host Sam Green, Ph.D. at the CTCC Dojo for a mindfulness meditation workshop!

Dr. Green is an Associate Professor and Facilitator in the Compassionate Care Initiative at the UVA School of Nursing. Sam is a former instructor at the UVA Mindfulness Center, and currently teaches a full-semester mindfulness class for college students that he developed at UVA.

Date: Saturday, February 17
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Place: CTCC Dojo
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation

Improv Singing Workshop – November 2017

“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive”
~ Hafiz

Join us as we experience the joy of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music making in this improvisational group singing experience.

Join Sofia Ribeiro and Rizumik for some sonic joy doing improv singing!

Place: CTCC Dojo (206 E. Water Street)

Date and Time: Sunday, November 5 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Cost: $20 cash at the door

UVA Faculty and Student Discount

CTCC is happy to offer a special ongoing discounted price of $120 for 12 classes to University of Virginia faculty and students.

All classes are taught at our dojo at 206 East Water Street in Charlottesville near the downtown mall.

Please bring your ID to your first class so we can apply the discount when you register.

Students and faculty who have never taken classes at our dojo are also eligible for our one-time introductory 3 Classes for $30 offer.

2017 Online Auction

CTCC is holding an online auction in July! More details to come, but for now, if you would like to donate an item or know a commercial vendor who might, please read on…

We are looking for the work of local artists and artisans. As much as possible, we would like to draw on the talents of our own CTCC members. If you are an artist, please consider donating your work. If you have special skills such as massage, yoga, gardening, etc., please consider offering your work. We also ask that you reach out to those in our community who might be willing to offer gift certificates at restaurants or other local businesses.

>>> Download the auction donation form here

(The form includes a one-page description of CTCC and our electronic auction to assist in approaching a restaurant owner or a service provider.)

Please note that if you are donating something, you do not need to bring it to the dojo. You can keep it and when the auction closes and a bidder has won your item, we will put the bidder in contact with you.

CTCC is a 501(c)3 and you can deduct your donation for tax purposes. We will accept donation forms until June 30th.

Improv Choir Workshop – September 2015

“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive”
~ Hafiz

Join us as we experience the joy of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music making in this improvisational and contemplative group singing experience.

We will listen for what Music wants from us as we co-create compositions through exploration of rhythm, melody language, and harmony. We will invite the *music of the moment* into our bodies, hearts, breath and voices as we feel and hear our spontaneous compositions take shape.

This workshop is a chance for experienced singers to explore rhythmically driven improvisation within an Improv Choir setting. Instrumentalists who sing are welcome. If you are intrigued with the idea of experimenting with groove-driven vocal improv, please email gmt22@earthlink.net by September 9th to register. Ages 16-adult.

>>> Download the flyer

Place: CTCC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Sunday, September 13 from 2:30 – 4:00pm

Cost: Sliding Scale – $8.00-$15.00 for each session

Registration: To reserve a spot in the class, please email Lori at gmt22@earthlink.net by Wednesday, September 9th.

Improv Choir Workshop – August 2015

“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive”
~ Hafiz

Join us as we experience the joy of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music making in this improvisational and contemplative group singing experience.

We will listen for what Music wants from us as we co-create compositions through exploration of rhythm, melody language, and harmony. We will invite the *music of the moment* into our bodies, hearts, breath and voices as we feel and hear our spontaneous compositions take shape.

This workshop is a chance for experienced singers to explore rhythmically driven improvisation within an Improv Choir setting. Instrumentalists who sing are welcome. If you are intrigued with the idea of experimenting with groove-driven vocal improv, please email gmt22@earthlink.net by August 28th to register. Ages 16-adult.

>>> Download the flyer

Place: CTCC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Sunday, August 30 from 2:30 – 4:00pm

Cost: Sliding Scale – $8.00-$15.00 for each session

Registration: To reserve a spot in the class, please email Lori at gmt22@earthlink.net by Friday, August 28th.

Improv Choir Workshop – July 2015

“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive”
~ Hafiz

Join us as we experience the joy of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music making in this improvisational and contemplative group singing experience.

We will listen for what Music wants from us as we co-create compositions through exploration of rhythm, melody language, and harmony. We will invite the *music of the moment* into our bodies, hearts, breath and voices as we feel and hear our spontaneous compositions take shape.

This workshop is a chance for experienced singers to explore rhythmically driven improvisation within an Improv Choir setting. Instrumentalists who sing are welcome. If you are intrigued with the idea of experimenting with groove-driven vocal improv, please email gmt22@earthlink.net by July 10th to register. Ages 16-adult.

>>> Download the flyer

Place: HTC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Sunday, July 12 and 26 from 2:30 – 4pm

Cost: Sliding Scale – $8.00-$15.00 for each session

Registration: To reserve a spot in the class, please email Lori at gmt22@earthlink.net by July 10th.

Live Internet Seniors T’ai Chi

Congratulations to JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging) for celebrating its 40th Anniversary this month!

As part of the celebration, Hiromi Sensei will lead a live internet-streamed class of Ch’i Kung & T’ai Chi for seniors from 11:30am-12:00pm on Wednesday, May 13th.

Anyone who has internet access can join the live class on Wednesday — just click the link below. Please feel free to share with everyone you know!

Join here – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jaba-tv

Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat

Throughout herstory, women all over the world have gathered in circles, tended hearth fires and called forth their innate creative and healing powers through story, art and ritual. In this mid-winter women’s retreat, we will use painting, movement, writing, poetry, and mindfulness practices to awaken to the depths of artistry, body wisdom and resourcefulness within us. This is an invitation to enter into a he(art) inquiry, whereby we attend to what longs for nourishment, reflection and integration through contemplative arts practices that support insight, healing and transformation.

We’ll explore what it means to live wholeheartedly as we take time to rest into spacious silence and play, enlivening the long days of winter through our colorful expressions. Whether you are new to the expressive arts or want to dive deeper into your discoveries, this retreat offers a soulful and generative space to cultivate embodied and artful ways of tending the creative fire in everyday life.

>>> Download the flyer and registration form

Place: HTC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Friday, February 20 from 6pm – 9pm, and
Saturday, February 21 from 10:30am – 6pm

Cost: $180 ($165 before January 30)