THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO A LATER DATE (TBD)
The purpose of this event is to provide women opportunities to discover and develop their inner strength. All profits from the event will be donated to HAVEN Violence Prevention and Support Services.
You will benefit from this event if you:
1. Would like to be more calm, centered and assertive
2. Are feeling stuck and would like to start moving forward
3. Would like to take an active role in your healing process
The cost of the event is $35 and pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available, and no one will be turned away for financial reasons. If you would like to sponsor a participant or apply for a scholarship, please contact Betsy Haley at HAVEN at 603-436-4107 or Betsy@havennh.org.
The event will begin at 1pm with a keynote introduction by Betsy Haley, Program Director of HAVEN, on trauma, its effects and how to heal from it. This will be followed by a brief introduction by each of the presenters, including a description of the classes they will be offering.
From 2-5pm, there will be two classes held each hour. Participants will need to choose which one to attend (both will be held in the same facility).
2pm - Emotional Freedom Technique (Betsy Haley) / Women's Tai Chi (Kevin Beane)
3pm - Personal Safety & NH Law (Rochelle Jones) / Presence & Purpose (Judy Ringer)
4pm - Japanese Calligraphy (Yuka Cass) / Finding Your Power (Aaron Cass)
For more information, email email@example.com or call 603-275-1262.
Betsy Haley is the Program Director of HAVEN, a local crisis intervention center. Their mission is to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking and to support and empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives.
Kevin Beane is a longtime resident of the NH seacoast and has been instructing Tai Chi and Chi Gong for over 30 years. Kevin brings a holistic understanding of health and healing to his teaching. He sees Tai Chi as a transformational practice for the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
Detective Rochelle Jones is the community policing officer for the Portsmouth Police Department. She is involved in a variety of outreach initiatives and is responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with the community and its many organizations.
Judy Ringer is the author of Unlikely Teachers, a book about how to generate more power, presence, and flow in your relationships and your life. She speaks and holds workshops around the country focusing on skill building, practice, and applications of Aikido principles in “off the mat” business and leadership settings.
Yuka Cass teaches Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) at Portsmouth Aikido. In addition to teaching the fundamental skills of the Japanese brush and ink, her practice focuses on being in the present moment and using calligraphy as a tool for healing.
Aaron Cass is a fourth-degree black belt and Chief Instructor of Portsmouth Aikido. The traditional martial art of Aikido, also called the art of peace, focuses on the peaceful resolution of conflict. Aaron's goal in his teaching is to help others realize their potential to be calm, centered and powerful through cooperative practice.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free parking is available on the premises. The event can be accessed by the COAST Lafayette Road Trolley (Route 41), stopping at the Market Basket Plaza on route 1. The event is wheelchair accessible.
How many classes can I attend?
Three. Two classes are offered concurrently each hour from 2-5pm. The presenters from each of the classes will provide more information on the classes they are offering during the keynote presenation from 1-2pm.
What should I bring?
Water and granola bars will be provided. Please bring a writing utensil to take notes and fill out a brief survey at the end.
What should I wear?
Classes offered in the classroom space will be primarily presentations, during which you will be sitting. Classes offered in the dojo will be more active, so you should wear comfortable clothes to move around in.
How do I apply for a scholarship? How do I sponsor someone?
A limited number of scholarships are available. To find out if you are eligible or to sponsor someone, contact Betsy Haley at 603-994-7233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.