Conscious Sustainability: A 6 Week Series with Rose Brown

Perhaps you wish you lived a more sustainable life. Or maybe you already work toward sustainable living, but you find yourself facing certain blocks or losing energy for your goals. During this 6 week course, you will learn how to work toward your sustainability goals by using Mind-Body practices such as meditation, yoga and massage.

This is a course for all levels. You are welcome if you’re a beginner, a weathered eco-warrior, or somewhere in between. You are welcome whether or not you have an existing Mind-Body practice. We will work as a group, but the practices and your goals throughout the course will be personalized by and for you.

This 6 week course will be offered Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm, starting on April 13, 2016. A full paying series is $70 and the course is available on a sliding scale (based on income). The classes are cumulative; we will be building upon the work of each previous course, so please plan to attend all of the classes in the series.

The course will require a minimum of 5 people to be signed up. If we haven’t hit the minimum we will contact those already signed up so we can all have a chance to recruit a friend or two in the last few days. But you don’t have to wait – go ahead and recruit a friend now!

Sign-up for this series from here!

Please note: Refunds are not available for missed classes.

About the instructor:

Rose Brown is a certified massage therapist practicing relaxation massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, and Integrative Reflexology. She graduated from the Virginia School of Massage in 2004, became licensed in 2005, and became certified in Integrative Reflexology in 2014.

Rose has been living without garbage since 2009 when she founded the Zero Garbage Challenge. She gives presentations to the community about household waste reduction and also works on education and stewardship projects around the watershed as a volunteer Rivanna Master Naturalist. She has worked for a number of environmental organizations in Charlottesville, including StreamWatch, Rivanna River Basin Commission and The Nature Conservancy.

In addition to waste reduction, she focuses on other aspects of sustainability in her own life: water quality, food, housing, elimination of fossil fuel dependence, and social and community sustainability. To stay centered and happy, she spends time outside, dances, practices art and plays a lot every day with her toddler.