The Mountain Dojo

The Mountain Dojo

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Hello, dojo community. Many of you may know our youngest dojo baby, Giles has been back in the hospital since last Thursday, the 19th. If you would like to donate funds or deliver food to the family, please message me and I will organize to ensure they feel all the love. Thank you in advance!
Welcome, Baby Giles! Please help this family to eat well during their 4th trimester/6 weeks postpartum and through Giles' NICU stay. Let's come together as a community and support this family through this time. Check out the meal train link below! You can sign up for a day to deliver a meal or you can donate money for groceries or take out.
Hey, Logan! I need more info on your new endeavor. We have some kiddos that could benefit from a different approach. Judy Walker

a place to create, connect and belong. The Mountain Dojo is an inclusive collaborative arts space with Martial Arts, Drumming and Music classes.

We are in the process of expanding our community by making connections to other organizations and providing a creative space for all. We are currently working towards getting our 501c3. All classes are donation based.

Operating as usual

01/19/2022

Logan turns 36 today!

Six years ago, at the fresh age of 30, Logan pitched an idea: the first Kung Fu Opera. Thus started our collaboration at the Dojo. It’s been a full six years with incredible projects, new additions, and even navigating a pandemic. I am extremely grateful that I get to work, create and exist with this magical human.
I know I am not alone in this feeling. As The Dojo moves into another new chapter with Celestial Mountain Farm, many who started doing martial arts with Logan when they were 8 and 10 years old are now young adults and/or getting close to graduation: the relationship moving from teacher to working alongside.
So in honor of this and Logan: we will be taking donations for the Celestial Mountain Farm supportive employment project this week. All proceeds will go to getting electric set up and a loft built for the wood shop and lumber for the green house shelves.

You can donate at www.themountaindojo.com

Additionally, please send messages or give him shout out when you see him.

Thank you all for your continued support of the Mountain Dojo, for Logan and our whole family. We are so honored that we been c***ected to so many families and some for over 10 years.

Stef

Photos from The Mountain Dojo's post 04/25/2021

We are at the Rio Grande Community farm plant sale!! Join us and pick up a baby start from us. Lots of beautiful plants for sale here today!! We are here until 2

Timeline photos 03/30/2021

Things are growing at the dojo. More details to come! (Cold weather plant starts provided by )

01/07/2021

OFFCenter is starting up a new program for 2021! This program offers free art supplies for community members. All you have to do is fill out a request form telling us what supplies you’re looking for and staff will contact you in a week to let you know if we have supplies available for you to pick up. This program has arisen from an effort to continue providing resources to our creative community during pandemic-related studio closures or while we can only safely have limited hours and capacity in the studio.

Requests are accepted on a rolling basis. OFFCenter staff will attempt to c***ect community members with supplies that are useful to their practice at no cost to the participant!

Link to the request form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Jk_-xYy2vvDipuau8w6rlL4HsqUC4wVMhwP83fMPN84/edit
Feel free to share!

Link on website currently down. Please use or share the link above. Thank you.

ID: Image is of a black and white flyer that reads, Offcenter Art Supply Commons written on a drawing of a tree with art supplies hanging off of it like fruit. Below that and in between two winding abstract river shapes the text reads: Art supplies for everyone in the community! No cost! Paints paper fabric anything you can think of. For more information or to fill out a request form, visit the offcenter website. Facebook at Offcenter Arts. Instagram at Offcenter808 or call us for current open hours to stop by the studio downtown. Phone number is 5052471172 Address is 808 Park Ave NW 87102.

01/05/2021

Hello friends and families of The Dojo,

It’s 2021! 2020 has definitely been a roller coaster, but there are so many things we are grateful for.
We are so grateful for you all. We would not have made it through 2020 without all your support, patience and time. We definitely had to be flexible this year. Thank you for sticking by our side through Covid restrictions, weather changes and hospitalizations. We did end it all together and as we head into 2021 we are excited to see what this year will bring.

We will be starting classes back up on January 18th. At this moment all classes will be offered over Zoom. We hope to start some small, outdoor in-person classes in March. Check out our schedule. (These classes will run January 18th to May 21st)

Morning Movement: M T W TH 7:00am - 7:40am

Songwriting: M 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Martial Arts: M W 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Dance Class: T 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Aerobics: T TH 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Art Reflection: TH 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Please email me to join classes and get Zoom links.

Friday night Hangout: January 15th: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Join us to chat, dance and perform in an Open mic night over Zoom.

Potential Dojo Jamboree Egg Hunt: April 24th or 25th
We are currently partnering again with Rio Grande Community Farm in hopes of having a fundraiser this spring. We are making different plans and will keep you updated as we figure out how we can make this happen safely and within all Covid protocols.

We hope everyone’s 2021 is starting out well. We look forward to moving, creating and hanging out again!

Happy New Year from the Dojo Fam!

Logan, Lily, Stef, Moon and Giles June.

www.themountaindojo.com

12/02/2020

This baby is teaching us so much. Hoping to get off the vent by the end of the week. We are definitely on the slow pace of recovery. So grateful that I am able to be at the hospital all the time and it is so hard being away from my other beings at home. Every other day: we get hugs, hold hands, and shout, “I love you, I love you, I love you” in the car as they bring me Zendo beans, treats and hot food. Hope to be home before 2021. Thank you all for the love, support, food and messages. Thanks for helping our hearts hurt a little less as we go on this journey.

Logan is keeping up the with a couple classes a day over zoom for the next three weeks.
Morning Movement: MTWTh 7:00am to 7:40am
Martial Arts: MW 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Aerobics/Stretching: TTh 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Dojo will be closed from December 21st through January.
We are hoping this gives us enough time for Giles to come home, get some rest and prepare for our Winter/Spring classes. 2020 has definitely been a rollercoaster year. Thank you for continuing to be on the ride with us.

12/01/2020

The Mountain Dojo | Art, Music, Martial Arts & Adventures

3 years ago: Logan and I decided to make The Mountain Dojo into a nonprofit because most creative and recreational programs were getting cut from state funding and no longer able to exist. We wanted to have the freedom to continue without being reliant on state funding yet still be able to provide classes that everyone could afford. Plus giving us the opportunity to be home with our kids.
In comes 2020 and we again find ourselves fighting to keep these programs going. What we have found is that we are unique and small which in many ways is wonderful, but hard to find outside funding for.
We believe in the power of art. We believe that the world needs Neurodiversity. We believe a diverse and inclusive community makes a better society. Help us continue to provide a safe and creative space, where individuals can find their voice.

If you would like to support The Mountain Dojo as part of or any day of the year you can donate on our website or Venmo
www.themountaindojo.com
Venmo: @TheMountainDojo

The Mountain Dojo | Art, Music, Martial Arts & Adventures The Mountain Dojo Mission: To provide an inclusive creative space for individuals with and without disabilities to create and c***ect through art and movement. To create sustainable systems to continue to provide free classes so everyone has the opportunity to learn new skills and take classes for f...

Photos from The Mountain Dojo's post 08/10/2020

Today we planned to go on a family morning hike. Quickly, the original idea dissipated. We left the house 2 hours later than planned, the trails we wanted to hike were very crowded so we went in search of a more secluded trail. On the search for the perfect hike: each baby fell asleep so we kept on driving. Finally we found our way to a hike which ended quickly leaving us less satisfied and with several mosquito bites. Our adventure was a 20 minute hike and a 7 hour drive. Each person felt differently on our little adventure. At times it was peaceful, beautiful and frustrating. Similar is this unknowing journey of the dojo at the moment. It is hard to make plans and we are always reimagining and searching for answers. This at times gives us insight, but also leaves us with more questions and sometimes existing in limbo. However, through it all we have remained c***ected and have been supported by our families. We continue to find ways to have classes whether on Zoom or in small groups on our new outdoor classroom deck. (donated and designed by Bert Gillespie)
We will continue to adjust and make changes as needed and we will get through this strange journey together.

We are planning to continue to offer our classes over Zoom with an option of a small group in person (unless specified). Due to precautions for Covid, we are offering most classes over zoom and have a small group (2 to 4 people ) in person. All in person classes are outside on either our deck or porch. Everyone is wearing masks and socially distancing. We continue to follow the state guidelines both for the safety of our family and the community. Please email to sign up. [email protected]

Here is our Fall Schedule offering:

Morning Movement; M T W TH: 7:30 am (Zoom only)
Come stretch and start your morning with us over Zoom. Join us for an hour of movement Monday through Thursday.

Songwriting: Mondays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join Stef as we write together and making our own original songs using both live instruments and recording through an app call BandLab.

Martial Arts: Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Join Logan to destroy imaginary monsters and other pretend creatures worth fighting.

Strength and Stretch: Tuesdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Zoom only)
Join Logan for pushups and splits. (and more!)

Aerobics and Stretching: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Join Stef to move our bodies with music. Music requests are highly encouraged.

Drumming: Wednesdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm (in person only)
Join us on exploring rhythm together in this hand drumming class. Class size limited must sign up.

Art Reflection: Thursdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join Stef as we make and explore different techniques of two dimensional art along with c***ecting with each other.

Create and Connect: TBA
We know that we miss our friends and we want to c***ect to each other. So we are offering small group classes (2 to 4 people.) on subjects of your choosing. (This can be in person or on Zoom) Talk with your friends and figure out times/days/subjects you want to learn. Send us an email and let's figure out a fun class together.

Private lessons (Zoom or in person)
If you are interested in digging deeper in the subjects of Martial Arts, Fitness, Dance, Music, Writing and Art we are now offering private lessons both on Zoom or in person. Email us and we will figure out a time and day that works. (1 hr lesson: $50 to $100 sliding scale)

Thank you all for your continued support. This is not an easy time and we will continue to update you on what is happening here at the Dojo. Please do not hesitate to email us with questions, concerns, ideas and suggestions. We so appreciate hearing from you all and love receiving your input. Our goal is to remain c***ected to each other in a safe and meaningful way. Your support is helping us remain open and able to provide these classes and to be a safe and creative space for all. We look forward to when we can do that together again, inside the dojo, without worrying about our proximity to each other; but for now we love seeing your faces on screen and behind masks...six feet away.

With love from the Dojo,

Logan, Lily, Stef, Moon and Giles June.

--
Stef Graner, Art Teacher/Musician
The Mountain Dojo
319 Mountain Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
701-720-8634
www.themountaindojo.com

06/01/2020
05/31/2020

Due to sleepy babies, our toddler hairstylist took a long nap and missed her 4:00pm appointment. We have made another appointment so at 6:00pm: we will be live streaming Logan getting his haircut from Lily.
Join us.

Tannex Radio Episode 2 -- Harriet's Brood Revisited, Yo Yo Punks, Laz Nance Letcher, Ermine 05/30/2020

Tannex Radio Episode 2 -- Harriet's Brood Revisited, Yo Yo Punks, Laz Nance Letcher, Ermine

I want to give a shout out to an amazing art space The Tannex and the person that runs it Marya Errin Jones. She is an incredible human, musician, entrepreneur, and co-founder of ABQ Zine Fest. Powerful music, art and overall magic is being made in this space. Check out The Tannex page or the patreon page: www.patreon.com/thetannex

Logan and I started The Mountain Dojo to provide a safe space for people to move and create together. To find their voice through creative expression. To be able to be their true selves. As we continue to hold that space, to educate ourselves more and to do our best to be advocates, we must listen, we must stand up.

Tannex Radio Episode 2 -- Harriet's Brood Revisited, Yo Yo Punks, Laz Nance Letcher, Ermine This is Tannex Radio, a podcast! Welcome to episode 2!

05/22/2020

The Mountain Dojo | Art, Music, Martial Arts & Adventures

Hello all,

Here is our plan for summer programming.Our classes are for all ages. You can even do them as a family! You can sign up for June or July or both! Sliding scale: $60 to $120 a month. We are a community funded, donation based organization. We will not turn anyone away due to their financial situation. Scholarships and financial aid available.

We will be Zooming in June! Sign up by May 29th
All classes in June (June 1st to June 26th) will be offered over Zoom.

Small group class will be offered outside in July! Sign up by June 22nd
We are currently designing an outdoor classroom space with plenty of shade and lots of fresh air to have small group classes in July. We will be following social distancing guidelines and we will provide everyone with their own mask, hand sanitizer and wooden cubby. The classes will be no contact and we will be 6ft apart, but at least we hopefully will get to see each other without a screen and get some fresh air.
All classes will be available over Zoom if you prefer. (So you don't even need to be in NM or the ABQ to participate

Summer classes and Descriptions:

Mondays and Wednesdays:
June 1st to June 26th and July 6th to July 31st

10:00am to 11:00am: Strength and Flexibility
Join us for this morning strength and flexibility class as we use our own body weight to get stronger, stretch, regulate and breathe.

2:30 pm to 3:15pm: Multigenerational Rhythmic Movement (Zoom only)
Explore and regulate through rhythm/drumming, movement and breathing

4:00pm to 5:00pm: Electronic Songwriting
8 participants (7 slots left)
Using a recording app on your phone, tablet or computer, we will be creating songs together. We will learn the basics of how to layer rhythm, instruments and voice along with writing original music. (no experience necessary and/or ability to play an instrument) We will be experimenting with both playing live instruments and using software instruments to compose songs.

5:30pm to 6:30pm: Martial Arts
8 participants (5 slots left)
Exploring natural movements to apply to Martial Arts concepts and long stick fighting.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
June 2nd to June 27th and July 7th to August 1st

10:00 am to 11:00 am Art Reflection
Using different art activities and techniques to help us tap into our creative mind, we will use art to us express ourselves and help us navigate this strange time.

3:00pm to 4:00pm: DIY painting
8 participants (7 slots left)
Using plants, foods, and soils, we will explore making our own paints, paper and brushes. (Supply list: watercolor paper, brushes, small containers for paint)

4:30pm to 5:30pm: Hand Sewing
(Zoom only)
Using needle and thread, knotting and weaving to create original fabric art pieces and/or outfits from old t-shirts, fabric scraps or any piece of clothing you want to recreate.

6:00pm to 7:00pm: Aerobics
8 participants
In honor of my mother, Susie Graner, we will put on fun music and move our bodies. Bring on the grapevine, high knees and kick ball change.

As I mentioned in our last email, our goal this summer is to c***ect to each other and stay safe. We want to be able to continue to exist and provide fun classes. We are continuing to adjust and re-imagine what this looks like due to this pandemic. Please email me to sign up and I'll send you an application.

www.themountaindojo.com

The Mountain Dojo | Art, Music, Martial Arts & Adventures The Mountain Dojo Mission: To provide an inclusive creative space for individuals with and without disabilities to create and c***ect through art and movement. To create sustainable systems to continue to provide free classes so everyone has the opportunity to learn new skills and take classes for f...

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319 Mountain Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87102

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