The Aquarian Minyan’s 5th Annual Holy New Year’s Party Joyful New Year:

a Rosh Hashanah Celebration of Music, Meditation and Movement

Led by Nina Wise with Sheilah Glover and Stephen Kent


As evening falls on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, we will gather for a celebration of music, movement, wisdom teachings and meditation. We will reflect upon the past year and where we are headed, pray for healing and peace through song and embodied prayer as we rejoice in this moment of renewal. This event is for those who regularly celebrate the High Holy Days and those who want to experience a Jewish New Year for the first time.

September 30th 7pm–9pm
JCC East Bay
| 1414 Walnut Street | Berkeley

Free to members or $20 donation at the door

Upcoming Workshops



with Sybil Meyer

A playful and embodied workshop in learning to tell the stories that express your ordinary and extraordinary experiences. Learn the fundamentals of Motion Theater step-by-step so that you find yourself improvising with ease.

Thursdays, September 26 – November 14, 7:30pm–9:30pm
4th Street Yoga | Berkeley

$225 (plus $8 service fee)


with Nina Wise

A four-month lab to practice Motion Theater in community with other improvisers. The steady practice is therapeutic and playful as well as skill-building. Culminates in a public performance.

December 2019 – March 2020; Thursdays, 7:30pm–10pm
December 5, 12, 19, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 March 12, 19. 26, April 2
Dress Rehearsal, Saturday, March 28, 1pm–4pm
4th Street Yoga | Berkeley

Performance Sunday March 29, 7pm
Stage Werx | 446 Valencia Street | San Francisco

$1200 (plus $8 service fee)

*** NEW YORK ***



with Nina Wise

An opportunity to learn and practice embodied storytelling. For beginners and those with previous training, this workshop will focus on practices that are uplifting as well as skill building. You will learn techniques for moving with abandon, speaking with ease, and creating presence, and self confidence in public speaking. And you will have a great deal of fun.

October 5 – November 17, Saturdays, 2–5pm
HB Studios | 120 Bank Street | New York



with Nina Wise

Meditation, Dharma Talk, and Daylong
On Friday night Nina will guide a meditation and give a dharma talk. On Sunday, she will lead a daylong workshop.
During the daylong on Sunday, we will practice both silent meditation and robust creative self-expression. Contemplative practices and expressive practices enhance one another; in concert they quiet the mind, calm the heart, give rise to insight, happiness, and release our wildness.

The day will include periods of stillness, movement, easy improv games and storytelling which together form a fully embodied spiritual practice.

Friday, November 1, Dharma Talk and Guided Meditation
Sunday, November 3, Daylong Workshop
New York Insight Meditation Center | 8 West 27th Street, 10th Floor | New York, NY
(between Broadway and 6th Avenue)