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Dear Learning for Life Center Friends,

Happy Summer!  We are so very excited to offer you SO MANY interesting things to do at The Center. We hope that you will join us for one or more of these events. ALL AGES are invited to come to make MUSIC TOGETHER this coming Thursday, June 2, and again on Thursday, June 9th. In addition to that event, I would like to highlight other new offerings and a reminder about our YOGA CLASSES.

Music Together – 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.- FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
We will be decorating and making musical instruments from recycled            objects beginning at 5:15, and then with the leadership of our Music            Therapist, Karen Abraham, we will sing, drum, move, and play.  Her next            groups for children and their grownups begin in a few weeks. See our            schedule or call Karen for more information. Verne Brien, who co-leads, our weekly DRUM CIRCLE with Linda VanBibber, will lead the group in some drum fun” too.

Three Sisters Garden Planting Party – 6:30-7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 9th

We will celebrate our connection to the Earth and the Summer Sunshine with the planting of our Three Sisters Garden. We are excited that we will be using corn, bean and squash seeds that we have saved. This event will be held immediately following the MUSIC TOGETHER event next week.

Dharma Talks – 7 -9 p.m. June 7 and June 21 (1st & 3rd Tues)
This month our Dharma Talks will be focused on the Life Journeys of TWO
PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY INVOLVED at The Learning for Life Center; LaVetta and Verne.

On Tuesday, June 7th I, LaVetta Westphal-Rolfs, will share my life story focusing on DEALING WITH DEATH. My father died when I was 12 years old. That event changed my life in many ways. However, it was when I had to deal with the deaths of both of my adult children that my life was radically changed forever!!! Over the last 6 years I have struggled to stay AUTHENTIC AND AWARE AS I HAVE DEALT WITH DEPRESSION, AND THE DEATHS OF MY SON AND DAUGHTER.

On June 21st, Verne Brien will be discussing how he empowered himself to deal with his challenging past dharma as a YOUNG MAN WHO GOT INTO TROUBLE IN VARIOUS WAYS. Verne is currently exploring ways that he can use his past experience to help change the world through bringing Restorative Justice and Compassionate Communication to YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALL WHO ARE DEALING WITH CHALLENGES which affect them emotionally, legally, spiritually, and interpersonally. If you or someone you know (especially young people who are struggling,) resonate with thee types of challenges, please join us to learn about Verne’s life.

ChiGong/Tai Chi  – MWF 7 -9 a.m.  & Th 7:30 – 9 p.m.
These classes with Bruce are going really well. The big challenge for many is to MAKE TIME IN OUR SCHEDULES to do things that are good for our BODIES, MINDS, AND SPIRITS. Bruce’s classes are just that. Once you have experienced a class with him, your body will be urging you to go back for more! Personally, I have been healing some very old and chronic knee and hip issues with these practices. A really cool advantage is that you can attend for any 30 minute period between 7 and 9 a.m. EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNING.

Yoga with Heather – 5:45 – 7 p.m. Mon. and Wed.
If you haven’t yet experienced classes with Heather, know that you are missing     one of the best yoga teachers in Topeka. She is knowledgable, skilled, experienced, and dedicated to sharing all of this with our community.

Yoga with Keith – 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Keith is a well trained, passionate and intuitive yogi. He is a certified Anusara yoga teacher. Keith structures this wonderful Sunday evening class to meet the needs of each individual in the class.


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