The Belle of Amherst

The Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library will present the play, "The Belle of Amherst," by William Luce at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, at the Tallapoosa Wellness Collective Carrollton. No tickets or reservations are required, and donations will be appreciated. All proceeds will benefit the library. The play about Emily Dickinson will be performed by Sybil Rosen, a lifetime member of the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library and an award-winning playwright, novelist and actress.

The “Belle of Amherst” is an intimate glimpse into the life of our most loved – and least known – American poet, Emily Dickinson. By turns, funny, poignant, lyrical, and wise, the one-woman play investigates the poet’s unusual life – her self-imposed seclusion, the close circle of family, her writing life, and the men who loved her. I’ve loved Emily Dickinson’s poetry for a long time. And when I discovered "The Belle of Amherst," I fell in love with her.  The beauty of performing the play is that, for about an hour, I get to be a genius.
-Sybil Rosen
 
“The Whitesburg Public Library is so fortunate to have Sybil Rosen here in our community. She is a talented and professional actress and author,” said Jackie Pate, president of the Friends of the Whitesburg Public Library. Sybil has been nominated for Chicago's Jefferson Award for Best Actress. Her novel for young adults, "Speed of Light," won the Sydney Taylor Award for Older Readers. As a writer, her film narration was nominated for an Academy Award, and she won an Emmy for Best Writing on the Daytime Serial "Guiding Light." Recently she co-wrote the screenplay with Ethan Hawke for the movie BLAZE, which Hawke directed, and which is based on her "Living in the Woods in a Tree," a memoir about life in a Carroll County tree house with Texas music legend Blaze Foley.

For more information about the play, contact the Whitesburg Public Library at 770-834-0713 or the Tallapoosa Wellness Collective at 678-390-4601.

Graced! with Rick Franz and Lindsey Deperi


The Tallapoosa Wellness Collective of Carrollton is excited to announce a unique opportunity to host "Graced!" in Carrollton! Graced! features the performance of kirtans by Rick Franz and Lindsey Deperi. The kirtan experience celebrates call and response group singing, mostly in Sanskrit, some in Gurmukhi, in a slightly less traditional, very dynamic, fun manner featuring Rick's original jazz-flavored music. Everyone is encouraged to sing loudly, and dance with abandon! 

The event is donation only, with a recommended donation of $15

We look forward to seeing you all there! For more information about Franz and Deperi, or the practice of kirtan, visit: https://spark.adobe.com/page/L0b2MPXcjdLc0/ 

Thank you to Susan Miller McGowan for coordinating this exciting night of sharing and celebration.

Cosmic Dance!

We're all a part of this cosmic dance. Join us in cultivating a sacred healing space with the power of yoga and dance. No routine. No rules. No judgments. This experience allows us to move freely and feel into our full being. As we move, energy shifts and we open to more Love. Yoga flow led by Serena that will transition into a dance party.
Oct. 28, 4 - 7 pm. Donations are welcome. 

Karma Day

At the Tallapoosa Wellness Collective, we have a lot of ideas and not enough time to get them all done. We hope the Collective will be a place for community gathering and respite. Volunteers can help us accomplish this by not just helping to complete some of our goals, but also being part of what makes the TWC amazing - the people. Consider coming out on Saturday, Sept. 8th any time between 10 am and 4 pm and help create the Garden for All Ages and Abilities, freshen up the paint in the studio, help with craft projects, and be a part of the growing collective. For more information email Pat at pat@tallapoosawellnesscollective.com

Cats on Mats!

We had such a great response to our first event, that we are happy to announce that the Tallapoosa Wellness Collective will be partnering with the Carroll County Humane Society again for a special yoga class at noon on September 15th from noon to 2pm. Serena Robbins will teach a session while we are joined by adoptable kittens. This event is donation only. All proceeds will be donated to the CCHS. To register, email pat@tallapoosawellnesscollective.com

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Cats on Mats!

Yoga For Kids (Ages 11-15)

6-Week Workshop: August 29-October 3

Join Andrea Laubstein for an extended Yoga for Kids school year workshop!

The benefits of yoga for children are infinite. Any child's physical or mental condition, regardless of age, can benefit from yoga. In a typical class, the children will practice physical poses (asanas) to improve their balance, strength, flexibility, body awareness. Asanas can even help with other aspects of being such as learning to release tension, stress or anger. They will also learn breathing techniques to help calm the mind and bring more awareness inward in preparation for meditation. There is also always time spent practicing relaxation, such as shavasana, yoga nidra or a guided meditation. In the spirit of childhood, imagination and play, we also play yoga games, sing, chant, or tell stories to engage the children’s creative and joyful way of being. The children leave feeling lighter, more relaxed and confident. They often leave class inspired to practice on their own at home or teach family and friends what they have learned in class.

Cost for the 6-week class is $75

For questions and to register please email Andrea Laubstein at alaubst1@my.westga.edu

Yoga for Kids (Ages 7-11)

6-Week Workshop, August 20-October 1

Join Andrea Laubstein for an extended Yoga for Kids school year workshop!

The benefits of yoga for children are infinite. Any child's physical or mental condition, regardless of age, can benefit from yoga. In a typical class, the children will practice physical poses (asanas) to improve their balance, strength, flexibility, body awareness. Asanas can even help with other aspects of being such as learning to release tension, stress or anger. They will also learn breathing techniques to help calm the mind and bring more awareness inward in preparation for meditation. There is also always time spent practicing relaxation, such as shavasana, yoga nidra or a guided meditation. In the spirit of childhood, imagination and play, we also play yoga games, sing, chant, or tell stories to engage the children’s creative and joyful way of being. The children leave feeling lighter, more relaxed and confident. They often leave class inspired to practice on their own at home or teach family and friends what they have learned in class. 
Cost for the 6-week class is $75
For questions and to register please email Andrea Laubstein at alaubst1@my.westga.edu

Yoga For Teens Workshop

August 4th, 10-12:30

This workshop is specially designed for teens who are heading back to school this August and need some yogic tools to help them with the pressures and demands that come with being a student. We will learn a variety of yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques, meditation, and more to help teens learn to manage stress, relieve tension in the body and become more focused and self-aware. All teens are welcome to join, regardless of experience with yoga. 
Cost for the workshop is $35
For more information or to register please email Andrea Laubstein alaubst1@my.westga.edu

Cats on Mats!

We are happy to announce that the Tallapoosa Wellness Collective will be partnering with the Carroll County Humane Society for a special yoga class at noon on July 28th. Serena Robbins will teach a session while we are joined by adoptable kittens. This event is donation only. All proceeds will be donated to the CCHS. To register, email pat@tallapoosawellnesscollective.com

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Cats on Mats!