Spiritual class offered
Unity at the Lake: The Spiritual Center, located at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., is offering a new spiritual class for people interested in developing a deeper awareness of and appreciation for the presence of God in their lives and in the lives of others.
The class, “Living in the Presence of God,” is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday and is open to anyone who is drawn to this valuable work. On these Sundays the regularly scheduled Unity in Practice will not be held.
According to class teacher, Ty Polastri, director of the Institute for Integral Living, and a Unity at the Lake facilitator, “These classes have been specially designed to reawaken the presence of God that is always living in and through us. God doesn’t leave us, we leave God.
“The classes introduce participates to ancient psycho-physical-spiritual practices that enable them to feel and be more present and connected to themselves, each other, and to God.”
The class content integrates and balances long-standing Christian and spiritual principles with body-centered practices adapted from Aikido, a Japanese martial art of peace and harmony, and body-mind psychology. Participants practice centering, grounding, reading energy and mood, moving toward another with mutual respect and dignity, authentic communication, and personal power.
These embodied practices used with self-awareness, authentic action, and sharing of one’s experiences brings to life the presence of God in each person.
The underlying premise of this work, according to Polastri, is that we are spiritual beings having a human experience – and that human experience is in and through the body. It is through our body that our spirit is able to take effective actions to affirm and nurture the mystery of life. Our spiritual journey calls us to integrate and balance our inner world (emotions, intuition and compassion) with our external worldly pursuits such as career, financial prosperity and building our homes, for example. In Christianity, Jesus is inviting us to this path to wholeness – this integration of our inner and outer worlds.
Loose and comfortable clothing is recommended because participants will be moving. These classes are available on an offering basis.
Unity at the Lake: The Spiritual Center is a nondenominational church in which all people are welcome. Unity believes there are many paths but one god, and uses meditation, prayer and community service as its spiritual mission.
Sunday services at Unity are 9 to 9:30 a.m. meditation; 10 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday service; and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Unity in Practice.
For more information about these classes and/or Unity in Practice contact Polastri at (775) 586-9566 or integraliving @aol.com.
For information about Unity at the Lake call (530) 544-2266.
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