Modern Warriors
Tue Oct 29 2013 5:30 pm — 6:45 pm
Modern Warriors @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Come explore the ancient practices that made Asian warriors legendary and apply the teachings to your modern life. These classes teach the participant how to cope with change, think under pressure, manage stress, breath efficiently, improve balance and develop resilience. An experiential education class through movement, meditation and verbal negotiation. Taught by Erika Ramelli of Better Humans LLC.

Wellness 101: Lunch and Learn
Wed Oct 30 2013 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Wellness 101: Lunch and Learn @ Crow Collection of Asian Art | Dallas | Texas | United States

Pack a healthy lunch and join top wellness experts for a weekly lunchtime lecture. Learn about the newest breakthroughs in traditional medicine, as well as the application of ancient practices for our modern-day health concerns. Each class is free for Friends of the Crow Collection, $10 for the public. Space is limited; for reservations please call 214-979-6438.


September 4 | Improving Productivity ERIKA RAMELLI

September 11 | Meditation ERIKA RAMELLI

September 18 | Spice Lecture Series: Introduction to an Indian Spice Box SAPNA PUNJABI-GUPTA

September 25 | No lecture due to construction

October 2 | Five Steps to Detox ERIKA RAMELLI

October 9 | Spice Lecture Series: Healing Power of Spices and Spice Blends in Everyday Cooking SAPNA PUNJABI-GUPTA

October 16 | How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep ERIKA RAMELLI

October 23 | Slow Art AMY LEWIS HOFLAND

October 30 | Stress Management and the Body ERIKA RAMELLI

November 6 | Finding Wellness AMY LEWIS HOFLAND

November 13 | Personal Power and Protection ERIKA RAMELLI

November 20 | Spice Lecture Series: Spices for the Fall Season SAPNA PUNJABI-GUPTA

November 27 | No lecture due to Thanksgiving holiday

December 4 | Stress Management and Balance ERIKA RAMELLI

December 11 | This Is All I Need for Health ERIKA RAMELLI

Featured Wellness 101 Instructors:

Erika Ramelli is a certified stress management coach, Pranic Healer, and the Founder of Better Humans LLC . She has lectured all over the world and believes in achieving physical and emotional balance through non-invasive mental, nutritional, business, and alternative techniques.

Sapna Punjabi-Gupta, MS, RDN, LD,  is a Clinical Dietitian and Vegetarian Lifestyle Facilitator and Coordinator for the state of Texas for Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. She combines her formal education in Western and Ayurvedic nutrition with the practical knowledge and experience gained from her mother and guru about the power of food on all five senses.

Yoga in the Galleries with SYNC Yoga & Wellbeing
Thu Oct 31 2013 6:15 pm — 7:15 pm
Yoga in the Galleries with SYNC Yoga & Wellbeing @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships, and communities comes alive every Thursday night at the Crow Collection. Join SYNC Yoga & Wellbeing for a safe and accessible asana  practice, with diverse styles and emphases represented by the instructors’ unique skills and interests.

Artful Bites: Ai Weiwei Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads:Gold
Fri Nov 01 2013 12:30 pm — 12:45 pm
Artful Bites: <em>Ai Weiwei Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads:Gold </em> @ Crow Collection of Asian Art | Dallas | Texas | United States

Featured Exhibition: Ai Weiwei Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold

Join museum educators for a fifteen-minute gallery talk then venture out to the food trucks in the Arts District for lunch.


Celebrate Diwali!
Sat Nov 02 2013 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Celebrate Diwali!  @ Crow Collection of Asian Art | Dallas | Texas | United States

Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated throughout India and among Indians worldwide. Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs commemorate different auspicious events, but each is a moment of victory of good over evil, and light replacing darkness. The traditions of this holiday come to life with the opportunity to try your hand at rangoli sand painting, or put your dance skills to the test with traditional Indian dance lessons.

Meditation in the Galleries
Sun Nov 03 2013 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
Meditation in the Galleries @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Under the guidance of certified meditation instructor, Michael LaValle, discover the art of mindfulness: deliberately paying attention to present experiences with an open heart and non-judgmental curiosity.

A growing amount of research continues to show that mindfulness practices enhance concentration, clarity, insight, and resilience to life challenges, in addition to reducing stress and improving sense of well-being. Mindfulness exercises also help people cultivate compassion for others while expanding their capacity for gratitude and joy.

Mindfulness meditation is non-religious and open to both beginner and advanced practitioners. Please dress comfortably. Chairs and cushions are supplied.


Michael LaValle, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and meditation teacher in Dallas. He specializes in the use of mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of depression, anxiety, attachment wounds, and trauma. He offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses based on the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness.   He is a meditation teacher certified  by the Oasis Institute/Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Learn more at www.drmichaellavalle.com