Unity Plaza Summertime Schedule (View Full Calendar)
commUNITY Yoga (all levels): Monday – Friday 5:30-6:30pm
Family Yoga: Saturday 8:30-9:30am
Contemplative Yoga: Sunday 8:30-9:30am
Gentle Chair Yoga: Friday 10-11:15am
Mommy & Me Yoga: Thursdays 9-10:15am
Guided Meditation Class
Mondays and Wednesdays @ 10am-11am | Cost: Free
Join us every Monday and Wednesday from 10-11am for a FREE Guided Meditation Class held in the new UP commUNITY Center presented by Jax Federal Credit Union. Meditation is an easy way to let go of stress and restore peace and balance to the whole body. Learning how to turn off the mind is the greatest gift you can ever give to yourself and will revolutionize every area of your life. The Unity Plaza free Guided Meditation Class utilizes a powerful technique known as the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra. Classes begin Monday May 4, 2015 and will be facilitated by Dr. Marie Bailey, Psy.D. Read full blog post here.
Tues. May 26: Focusing the Mind
Tues. June 2: Concentration
Tues. June 9: Meditating into Peace
Tues. June 16: Integrating Your Life
Tues. June 23: Realizing Self
Tues. June 30: Dis-identifying From Past Pain
Tues. July 7: Restoring the Body
Tues. July 14: From Thinking to Being
Tues. July 21: I AM The three Keys
*All classes are 6:30-8:30pm and can be taken as a series or individually. $25 in advance / $30 at the door / $249 full series
Read full descriptions and register here.
Wednesday, May 27 @ 12-1:30pm | Cost: Free
You know those rare moments of perfect calm and clarity, where everything seems to fall into place? What if you could have those moments more often? What if inner peace was easy after all? Enlightenment means being awake inside—experiencing heightened clarity, sharper focus, broader comprehension, increased compassion. The Transcendental Meditation technique is an effortless, blissful way to cultivate inner wakefulness. This is the inner experience of people who practice the TM technique, and it is objectively confirmed by years of research. Click here to learn more and register.
Additional TM classes this summer at UP:
Transcendental Meditation: Side Effects include Health, Happiness & Longevity: Wednesday, June 3 @ 6-7:30 PM
Making Waves: Transcendental Meditation and the Brain: Wednesday, July 1 @ 6-7:30 PM
So Long Stress (Including Traumatic Stress): Friday, July 10 @ 12-1:30pm
#HugASurvivor Event Presented by Ackerman Cancer Center
Sunday, June 7 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, June 7, National Cancer Survivors’ Day. Cancer survivors and their loved ones from all over the city are congregating on the green space of the Unity Plaza Amphitheater to celebrate “Flash Mob” style. At 2:00 p.m. exactly, everyone will “hug their survivor.” By “hug” we mean start the celebration any way you see fit. Hug, play music, bring out the balloons, break out the dance moves, however you’d like to celebrate that someone special. Please join us! Click here to register.
3rd Thursdays @ 6:30pm | Summer Date: June 18, July 16, August 20
This summer stay in shape and in touch with running through a fun new series at Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Avenue. Starting in May there will be one Thursday Night race on the third Thursday of each month, each a different distance, and each a different experience. There will special bonuses and post race happenings each race for all participants as listed in more detail below. Click here to register.
Amrit Yoga Lifestyle Retreat at Unity Plaza
Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21 @ 9am-5pm | $199 for both days
Join the senior faculty of the Amrit Yoga institute to experience a taste of what Amrit Yoga has to offer: yoga, meditation, breath work, teachings, great company. Enjoy an introductory weekend to the Integrative Amrit Methods of Yoga and Yoga Nidra (sleep based guided meditation). Your weekend includes all classes. This is a wonderful weekend to come with friends or family. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Cost includes both days. Click here to register.
Mastering Your Emotions Workshop with Amrit Yoga Institute
Saturday, July 18 @ 10am-12pm | Cost: $35
What are emotions? How do they work? How can we have emotions without allowing them to get the best of us? What is the “yogic way” to deal with emotions? These are all questions we will answer during this workshop with a specific yoga-based practice you can use to resolve held emotions and work through reactions. Click here to learn more and register.
Managing The Mind Workshop with Amrit Yoga Institute
Saturday, August, 15 @ 1pm-3pm | Cost: $35
Do you feel like you have a “busy mind?” We have about 24,000 thoughts daily scattering our attention. We are constantly worrying about things that we don’t actually even have any control over including things that haven’t happened, aren’t happening and will likely not happen. We call these thoughts “stories” versus what is actually happening.
Engaging in our unconscious thought patterns of past and future is how we lose most of our life’s energy. Normally, we live life mentally through our mind, rather than through the experience of feeling and being. We live what we think about life, rather than living life. In this workshop, you will learn the nature of your true Self and how to experience life directly. This is a process of shifting from the head to the heart as you learn to live from your feeling center and enter the state of being. This is a state of integration where life becomes a relaxed flow. Understand how we lose energy and vitality through the mind and learn to manage the mind and detach from thoughts and opinions that keep you from experiencing life to its fullest. Click here to learn more and register.
Mantra, Movement, & Meditation Presented by the Amrit Yoga Institute
3rd Wednesdays @ 6:30pm-8pm | Summer Dates: June 17, July 15, August 19 | Cost: Donation
2015 Class dates: June 17, July 19, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16
The Mantra (chanting or music), Movement & Meditation is a beautiful technique that uses inward focus and sound vibration to ‘drop you in’ to stillness. It is designed to engage you so completely that ‘thinking, doing, and feeling’ are in co-creative harmony. It is holistic in its approach, unifying you in your ‘Being Presence’ so you can go beyond the limitations of the body and mind to connect with the Divine within. Click here to learn more and register.
“Budget in a Box for Adults and Teens” Presented by Jax Federal Credit Union
Thursday June 16 @ 6-7:30pm | Cost: Free
Your financial well-being can dramatically impact your overall health which is why Unity Plaza has partnered with Jax Federal Credit Union to provide free financial wellness classes each month. The first class offered in May is focused on home buying. This workshop brings together experts in Real Estate, Mortgages, and Inspection Services. Buying a home is the single largest investment you may ever make. We’ll help you understand the process.
Additional financial wellness workshops by Jax Federal Credit Union.
Are you Prepared for Retirement: Thursday July 16 @ 6pm
Strategies for Saving – Doris Banks, Certified Credit Counselor: Thursday, August 13 @ 6pm
Saturday, June 27 @ 5:30pm
The JB Southern Oak 1 Mile Championships is back for its 2nd year. The 2014 event saw some amazing fast times with a 4:05 men’s winner and a 4:59 women’s winner. Can this year be even faster and better? We believe so. The race will be run in multiple waves (see the wave registrations for wave information) giving runners the options to choose the wave that fits them the best. Any pace, any ability, any age are all welcome as there is a wave for everyone. Click here to learn more and register.
Sunset 5km & Memorable Moments 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, July 11 @ 6:30pm
Grab your shoes and friends and join us for this fantastic new race on Saturday, July 11th in downtown Jacksonville for the Sunset 5km and Memorable Moments 1 Mile Fun Run. This race is in it’s first year and is a fundraiser for Caitlin’s Closet.There is a chip timed 5km and a Memorable Moments 1 Mile Fun Fun. Whether you run or come to cheer please visit the CC empowerment zone and take part in the #IAM challenge on race day! www.caitlinscloset.org Click here to register.
Early Learning Coalition Birth to 5K Race/Run/Walk & Imagineer Children’s Fest for Tinkers and Modelers
Saturday, August 8 – Run at 8:00am with children’s festival to follow
A first-year 5K with a fun run/walk after the race. We will be targeting child care providers, families of young children, and the traditional “runnings” community to participate. Funds will go towards improving and providing Early Learning programs in Duval County and engage and inform families with young children on early learning resources and information. Click here to register.
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Unity Plaza – Grand Opening Labor Day Weekend
Unity Plaza is a life enriching urban gathering space that is designed to be a vibrant hub for all things wellness in Jacksonville, Florida. With 365 days of events, we are the place to come for nourishment, inspiration, education, and meaningful connection. Our daily, weekly, and monthly activities help the community restore balance, cultivate inner peace, and ultimately become a better version of themselves. From free daily yoga classes, to weekend workshops, seminars, festivals, and conferences, we make it easy to learn new ways to get healthy, stay happy, and feel connected.