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IAP 2010 Activities by Sponsor


Experience the Way of Tea - Japanese Tea Ceremony
Kyoko Wada
Sat Jan 23, 02-03:00pm, Mezzanine Lounge W20

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 21-Jan-2010
Single session event

Join us for a Japanese tea ceremony performed by Mrs. Kyoko Wada, who has been studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony for more than 30 years. She will share "the happiness of the tea ceremony" with you and invite you to take this opportunity to leave your worries and problems at the door. Be transported to Japan by the calligraphy, ceramics, flowers, lacquer, and incense. Experience the four elements of the "way of tea:" harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. Imagine how they can bring harmony into our daily interactions. Take the first step of what can become a lifetime of study and meditation.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/chado/www/index.html
Contact: Kyoko Wada, (781) 860-0373, chado@mit.edu

Introduction to Argentine Tango
Simonida Cekovic-Vuletic
Mon Jan 25, 07-08:30pm, 36-112

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Argentine tango is the original form of tango that developed in Argentina in the early 20th century. It is characterized by elegant and graceful leg movements, subtlety and particular aesthetic appeal. The class will give you an introduction to a proper walking technique, posture, and basic figures that we use on tango dance events (milongas). No partner necessary.
Web: http://www.TangoAffair.com
Contact: Simonida Cekovic-Vuletic, (617) 497-5568, simonida@tangoaffair.com

Sex and Slavery
Julie Fahnestock
Tue Jan 12, 19, 26, 07-09:00pm, 32-155, 4-270 on January 26

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 08-Jan-2010
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

29 million people are enslaved today. This 3 week discussion will unveil the facts about modern day slavery and sex trafficking around the globe and in our cities. We will high light NGOs making a stand against these injustices and take a look at how the international governing communities are responding. We will end the course by giving practical insight into how we can live as advocates for the oppressed. Come ready to be challenged.

January 12th- Putting an end to Human Trafficking (32-155)
January 19th- In Our Hometowns (32-155)
January 26th- Our Response (4-270)
Contact: Jennifer Recklet, E23-323, x3-1614, reck@med.mit.edu

The Art of Shiatsu Massage
Danielle Yu
Tue Jan 12, 19, 26, 11am-12:30pm, E23-297

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2010
Limited to 15 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

The class is currently full. Please contact Jennifer to be added to the wait list. Shiatsu, also known as pressure point massage, is founded on Chinese Traditional Medicine. The practitioner applies pressure along the meridians to unblock energy blockage and reintroduce the optimal flow of Qi. This course will lead you through a hands-on two hour full body Shiatsu routine with an introduction of the principles of oriental philosophy behind Shiatsu. We will switch between giver and receiver during the sessions so that everyone will be able to receive a relaxing massage by the end of every session. Come and learn a rewarding skill that will last you a lifetime! Danielle Yu studied Shiatsu at the Kushi Institute, a world leading Macrobiotic Education Center.
Contact: Jennifer Recklet, E23-323, x3-1614, reck@med.mit.edu

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Last update: 19 August 2010