Friday Night Unwind-Nidra Yoga

October 26  6:30 pm


Friday Night Unwind

Featuring Yoga Nidra, Transformational Rest Meditation

Enter a space of profound peace and renewal to release the tensions of the week and re-energize your mind, body, and soul.

We will begin with simple self-care practices that you can use anytime to relieve stress and calm your mind and emotions. We will then settle in for yoga nidra rest meditation, a gentle guided meditation practice that brings profound relaxation and healing. All that is required is to lie (or sit) down and listen.  In this place of deep rest, true change begins.

Friday Night Unwind is for you if:

--You feel run down and tired by the end of the week.

--You have trouble falling asleep or do not feel well rested even after a full night’s sleep.

--You are living with chronic illness or pain.

--You experience frequent stress, depression, or anxiety.

--You want to both take care of yourself and have more to offer your family, friends, and community.

--You want to effortlessly release habits and thought patterns that do not serve you.

--You want to not just live your life, but thrive!

Friday Night Unwind

Last Friday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Illuminated Soul Wellness Center, 411 New Park Rd, New Park

Cost: $18    Pre-register online and save $3!

Contact Rachel at 301-310-4012 or visit to learn more and register.


Offered by Rachel Hartenstein — Reflections Healing

A certified reflexologist and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® instructor, Rachel gently supports her clients and students in uncovering the deep peace and vibrant health that resides within each of us. Learn more at


Saturday October 20 1 -5 PM

Rev. Dan Chesbro will be with us again this year to ordain those wishing to be ordained.Here is a little info on Dan. You can read more at 

In early 1986, Daniel received guidance saying simply, “It is time to call the Priests.” With that statement and through subsequent dreams, came the knowledge that he is never to ask anyone to become a Priest, nor is he to turn any one away. There is no place for judgment. Each person who is moved to make this step has been prepared through lifetimes and was born already having made the decision to become a Priest. Regarding formal training, it was said, Jesus didn’t tell the disciples to go to four years of seminary. He told them to teach people to love one another. Each person has had experiences in life and education, both formal and informal, which have been a preparation for their personal ministry, and any future studies chosen will be exactly perfect for carrying out their work.

In taking this step, a person commits him/herself to teach and to heal. That doesn’t mean to quit a job and get a church. It means to be available to those who come into their lives to teach “love”, to help people draw from the highest, most loving selves when making decisions in their lives. Also, we’re to help others realize they can open themselves up to God’s healing energy which can flow through each one of us. Each Priest is encouraged to go within for guidance for their own work. Each Priest is also encouraged not to compare themselves with others as each one is unique and valuable in his or her own way. The order is coming into the physical form now because of the Earth transformation that is taking place. It last came into being in preparation for the coming of Christ. We know from other sources that ours is not the only Melchizedek Order that is emerging. Several groups are simultaneously beginning, totally independent and many times unaware of each others' existence.

After receiving guidance regarding the actual ceremony, Dan ordained the first two priests, a man and a women, on Easter Sunday, March 22, 1986. Since then thousands of people, from diverse backgrounds, have chosen this path. They are not required to “give up” anything they believe in or to resign from any other organizations. They are simply given an “energy boost” to enhance the work they are already doing. There is no doctrine they must follow.

We do not say that our way is the only way. There are many paths to God, but the basis of all true spiritual work is Love, Unconditional Love, and we all come from that source. We encourage each Priest to ask permission before beginning to teach or to offer healing assistance out of respect for individual FREE WILL. Some have asked if they may help in the performance of ordinations. Through his birth path (8/22/44) and his previous lifetime experiences, Dan has been prepared to be the “transferor” of this energy. He cannot “teach” anyone how to make this transference. He has been told that if and when anyone else is to perform ordinations, he will be advised. 

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Basic Self Defense Class

Sunday Oct. 14  7:30-8:45 pm  $15

Sunday Oct. 28  7:30-8:45 pm  $15

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Learn to defend yourself and feel confident. You will be taught techniques that will help you disarm an attacker. Participant will learn and practice different moves to defend oneself. We will work on leverage and how to be aware of body language and our surroundings. Open to all ages and abilities. Attend 1 class or both. 

Donation Class for our Heros

November 10th   9-10:30am


Once again we will be offering a donation class for our heroes.  This class will take the place of our regular donation class and ALL the profits will go to Yoga Makes Change.  This group brings therapeutic yoga to help our veterans and their families and also women and men suffering from PTSD due to highly unstable life experiences.  3 of our yoga instructors were trained in yoga therapy with focus on military by the founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation (mindful yoga training) who holds this international Event every year.  You can learn more about this amazing group by going to their website.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this amazing opportunity to give back to those who have given so much.  

Suggested donation is $10 but donate what you can

*Veterans and current enrolled military please take this class for FREE*