Wednesday, October 1, 2014

 
NEW!
Health and Wellness Classes
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
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September 2014
Greetings!

The Japanese Friendship Garden is pleased to offer our brand new Health and Wellness Classes, which start as early as September 29th.  

Yoga is one of the best ways to start the day and the Japanese Friendship Garden is the perfect setting.

Relax your mind through mid-day meditation in this tranquil and peaceful escape from the busy city.

You can also click the list under "Quick Links" on the left hand column to see all programs on-line.
 
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Health & Wellness
Yoga in the Garden
 

Instructor: Krista Murphy

 
Calm your body and relax your mind while practicing yoga in various settings around the garden.  Build strength, flexibility, balance, and alignment while connecting your mind, body and heart.  Learn pranayama (breathing), asana (postures), and meditation, to strengthen and rebalance cardiovascular system, endocrine system, and nervous system.  Relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and increase overall well being.  Bring a yoga mat,(we will be in various parts of the garden, grass, gravel, dirt) water and a towel.


 

Monday (8 classes per session)

 
Session
 
Dates
 
Time
General
Fee
Member
Fee
1
9/29 - 11/17
10 -10:45am
$80
$75
2
11/24 - 1/12
10 -10:45am
$80
$75

 

Wednesday (8 classes per session) 

1
10/01 - 11/19
10 -10:45am
$80
$75
2
11/26 - 1/14
10 -10:45am
$80
$75

Walk-ins are welcome! Please pay $15 for each class by Cash or Check. 

Walking Meditation
 

Instructor: Krista Murphy

 

Join us for walking meditation in the beauty of the Japanese Friendship Garden.  Allow yourself time in the quiet of nature to breath, move, and be exactly as you are in this wonderful moment.  Cultivate awareness of mind and body as we stroll gently, aware of every breath, every step.  Come into the present moment. Awaken your true authentic self, and relax in the surroundings of nature. 

 

Tuesday (6 classes per session)

 
Session
 
Dates
 
Time
General
Fee
Member
Fee
1
10/07-11/11
12:15-12:45pm
$60
$55
2
11/18-12/23
12:15-12:45pm
$60
$55

Walk-ins are welcome! Please pay $15 for each class by Cash or Check. 

Sitting Meditation - in the private tea garden
 

Instructor: Krista Murphy

 

Practice mindfulness sitting meditation in the setting of lush vegetation and waterfalls. We will practice being mindful of our breath, calming our mind, refreshing the body, and enjoying the present moment. Great to relieve stress lower blood pressure, refresh and restore. Bring a meditation cushion, yoga mat, blanket, (whatever you are comfortable sitting on.)  Please notify the garden if you are in need of a chair.


Thursday (6 classes per session) 


Session
 
Dates
 
Time
General
Fee
Member
Fee
1
10/02-11/06
12:15-12:45pm
$60
$55
2
11/13-12/18
12:15-12:45pm
$60
$55

Walk-ins are welcome! Please pay $15 for each class by Cash or Check.
 

In Search of Common Ground Workshop
 

Instrutor: Moylan Ryan

 

"A seminar series to help you develop an integrated embodied response to conflicts you experience in your personal and professional everyday life." When you experience conflict, your habitual patterned method of reacting encourages your body to constrict and your attention to contract. This creates feelings of fear, anger, resistance and separation, limiting your ability to take productive action towards resolution. By learning how to develop an integrated, embodied response through balanced breathing, body awareness, movement and dialogue; you can develop a 'centered' state, an inner feeling of calm alertness, a demeanor of peacefulness, respect and compassionate strength. For more information on class and the instructor, please visit here!


 Saturday


Session

Dates
 
Time
General
Fee
Member
Fee
1
10/04
9:30-Noon
$45
$40
2
10/25
9:30-Noon
$45
$40
3
11/01
9:30-Noon
$45
$40
4
11/22
9:30-Noon
$45
$40


 

 

The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Inc is a 501(c)3 organization in partnership with City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department; our Sister City is Himeji, Japan.

 

www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org

602-256-3204 or 602-274-8700 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 
Published in Activities
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:11

Through Each Others Eyes


from left are Paula West, Michiyo Fujimori, Hiroko Tokai, Janice Marshall, Alice Wells, Francie Rink, and Errol Zimmerman.

 

Michiyo Fujimori and Hiroko Tokai are members of the Himeji Soroptimist Club, and Alice Wells of Phoenix, an educator and chair of Soroptimist Clubs in Arizona, twice visited Michiyo in Japan.  This year Michiyo and Hiroko traveled to Phoenix to participate in a Soroptimist fundraiser February 23, and during their Phoenix stay they visited the Through Each Others Eyes anniversary exhibit at Phoenix City Hall.

Michiyo is a photographer and married to Hisayoshi Fujimori, a member of the Himeji International Photographic Society which has worked with the photographers of Through Each Others Eyes™ for the past 25 years.  When Janice Marshall and Francie Rink traveled to Himeji in 1994 with a TEOE delegation, they were hosted on many activities by Michiyo and her husband.

Errol Zimmerman is the president of Through Each Others Eyes™ and has visited Himeji more than 20 times.

 

Through Each Others Eyes™ held its first exhibit February 22, 1988, as an art exchange with Phoenix’ sister city of Himeji, Japan. Since that time the photographers of Through Each Others Eyes™ have sponsored 38 photographic exchanges with photographers, not only in Japan, but in Mexico, Cuba, Canada, China, the Philippines, Ireland, Scotland, the Czech Republic, and Italy.

Exhibits of photographs are held in Arizona and the cities abroad, and more than two million people worldwide have attended TEOE exhibits.

 

 

Published in Activities
Monday, 24 February 2014 00:00

Arizona Matsuri 2014: A Festival of Japan

The Arizona Matsuri celebrated a successful 30th year anniversary this past weekend! 

 

 

Published in Activities
Saturday, 16 March 2013 15:31

2012 Matsuri Festival

Matsuri Festival

 

 The Phoenix Sister Cities Himeji Committee manned the soda and water booth at Matsuri.

 

There were spectacular demonstrations of how to make Mochi/Omochi, which was the theme of the festival.

 

 Many festival-goers enjoyed the freshly made mochi.

 

 Many people participated in Cosplay at Matsuri.

 

 The festival featured many Taiko drum performances by organizations such as All Arizona Taiko Team, Phoenix Taiko Kai, Saboten Taiko, Shojin Taiko, and many others.

 

The festival also featured many martial arts demonstrations from organizations such as Ryushinkan Dojo, Kinshin Dojo, and many others.

 

Many people came to participate in the traditional Matsuri parade.

 

from left to right: Kelly Moeur, Honorable Consul General of Japan; Paula West, Executive Director of Phoenix Sister Cities; Consul General Jun Niimi, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles;  Masako Takiguchi; David Cavazos, City Manager of Phoenix

 

Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos and Consul General Jun Niimi, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, exchange gifts as a sign of the good relations between Phoenix and Himeji.

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