Monday, July 3, 2017

[News Boquete] Fénix Cafe : JULY EVENT SCHEDULE : New classes! New events!

"What's happening at Fénix Cafe in July?" 

New classes & workshops, special events, and ongoing gatherings… all served up with great coffee, a variety of tasty beverages and an inspired menu.  Read on!

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Full Moon Drum Jam
Saturday, July 8th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
All are welcome to join the circle - experienced or first timers. There will be some "loaner" drums, but bring your own if you have one. This is a great community event for anyone who would like to experience something a little different. Come join in or just listen or dance. Outside, weather pending... sometimes even a small bonfire... if wind and rain allow.  Free Event.

Writers Read Group
Friday, July 14th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Novelists, Poets, Bloggers, Playwrights, Short Story Writers. Come listen. Come Participate! All are welcome. This group is open to the public, as encouragement for other writers, and a window on the creative process. Local writers will read and discuss their works. 'Open mic' for writers.  Free Event.

DJ Mike DANCE PARTY! "Mama Told Me Not To Come"
Friday, July 14th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
DJ Mike, host of The Strange Brew Radio Show, will be spinning selections of Rock, Pop, Soul from the 60's, 70's, and beyond... so lets get Groovy!  Free Event.  

Boquete ArtWorks
Friday, July 21st, 3-5 pm
This month's meeting will be an Italian Marbling Class.  Stay tuned for details!
...Or, for more information about this class or Boquete ArtWorks in general, contact Christopher Mccall:

NEW!!! Science Fiction 'Fourth Fridays'
Friday, July 28th, 5 pm
Science Fiction Lovers Unite! Come join us as David Van Harn, curator of the Boquete Film Club, offers a monthly selection from classic and modern Sci Fi films. Arrive early for the best seats, and bring an appetite… special menu offerings will be available!  Kicking off this new monthly event is the 1927 film: METROPOLIS.

This event is free, but a donation to the Boquete Film Club is encouraged, to help pay off the large-screen TV (and new soon-to-be-updated-and-enhanced Sound System!) which has been purchased for shared community enjoyment.

"Make Art" Sip & Paint
Saturday, July 29th 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Come have fun and make art! You will be instructed in creating a painting, supplies will be included (canvas, paints, brushes)… you will leave with a unique piece of art that YOU created! This event is run by Make Art, a company in David.   Class is taught in English and Spanish by bilingual instructors.  Price is $20 / person and includes a glass of wine, or beer, or soda, or bottle of water. *** reservations are encouraged


Monday:  9-10 am Gentle Hatha
              10:15 am Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra) approx. 45-55 min, $5.00
Tuesday: 2:30-3:30 pm Power Yoga w/ Chris
Wednesday: 9-10 am Short Form Ashtanga
Thursday: 9-10 am Gentle Hatha
         4:30-5:45 pm Vinyasa Flow w/ Alejandro (en español; bilingual instructor)
Friday: 9-10 am Short Form Ashtanga
--- All yoga classes are $6.00, meditation is $5.00 ---

For more information, visit: or visit: Joy in the cafe

1:00 pm — Boquete Film Club Matinee
Free Event.  Screening schedule to be announced. To be included on the Film Club email list, please contact David Van Harn at:

10:30 am - 12:30 pm - NEW!!! Arte w/ Marisol 
*** starting Wed, July 12th ***
Come learn a variety of unique artistic applications, and leave with your own piece of work. Each week Marisol will be instructing on a different topic, including macrame, jewelry making, engraving, etc. Class is taught in Spanish, with a bilingual translator. Cost per class is $23, and includes all materials needed for each project. For more information, email:

1:00 pm — Mexican Train 
Come early at 12:30 pm to learn or teach!  Bring friends, or make new ones!  

4:00 - 6:00 pm — Therapeutic Drumming
Have fun and reap the health benefits of community drumming. No experience necessary and there are usually a few loaner drums available if you don't have one of your own. Drummers and listeners alike -- all are welcome!  Free Event.

(Please note: Therapeutic Drumming will NOT be held on Wednesday, July 5th, in deference to the Full Moon Drum Party on Saturday, July 8th, from 6-8 pm)

3:00 - 4:00 pm — Belly Dance Class (w/ live music)
Saroya is back and bellies are shaking! This is a fun way to exercise, shape and tone. Perfect for beginners and experienced dancers alike. Class price is $6.00.

(Please note, Thursday's Dance Nights -- Salsa, Swing & Bachata w/ Instructor Dan -- will not be held during the month of July.  Stay tuned for updates in this arena.) 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm — Community Listening
Local 103.3 Radio Shows "Listen Up" and "Strange Brew" will be streamed in the cafe… so come enjoy a cup of coffee, perhaps order some of the Fénix's increasingly famous Banana 'Paleo' Pancakes… and hangout with two great radio shows, back-to-back.  We'll see you there!

Every 2nd Friday: Writers Read Group, 2-5 pm
Every 3rd Friday: Boquete Artworks, 3-5 pm
Every 4th Friday: SCI-FI, 5 pm

10:45 am — Single Seniors
This is a new group that has formed! And YOU are invited. Meet other 'senior singles' and co-create a group that will come together to support, share, and mingle. What is a 'senior single'?… well, there are no hard and fast rules, and everyone is welcome… but in general this is a social group for those who may be living or traveling solo, and perhaps those who are a bit older and wiser than those 'young kids these days'… ;-)

1:00 pm — Game Day
Come play with new friends and old! Euchre, Mexican Train... and more! The cafe has Mexican Train sets, playing cards, backgammon, scrabble, "Cards Against Humanity", Trivia, Connect Four... whatever your flavor, it's here! 


Metabolism, Movement, Mindfulness (class in English)
Monday, July 10
1:00 - 3:30 pm, $25

Interested in learning some new skills that will improve: Weight loss, Digestive issues, and Energy? Certified Psychology of Eating Coach, Clara Madrigal will share innovative, yet simple tools to help you develop better digestive and metabolic function. This is a hands on workshop where theory is put to practice. For more information, contact Clara (see contact info below).

Metabolismo Consciente (clase en Español)
Lunes 10 de Junio
5:30 pm a 8:00 pm, $25

Aprende a conectarte con tu cuerpo a través de métodos simples e innovadores de manera que puedas lograr: Pérdida de peso, Mejorar tu digestión, Aumentar tu energía. Este es un taller interactivo en donde ponemos la teoría en práctica. Facilitado por Clara Madrigal coach en psicología de la alimentación. Te esperamos. Para mas información contacte a Clara.

Clara Madrigal
celular: 6502-5840
Facebook: Clara Madrigal


Basic Spanish
Two-Month Course, Starting July 15 thru Sept 16
Saturdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

ACQUIRE español in Panamá and have the linguistic skills to engage in the ENTIRE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD... start speaking from the first class! This small-group instruction draws upon the most successful approaches used in foreign language instruction, and follows guidelines established by the Common European. Framework of Reference for Languages...CEFR or. CEFRL.. .the only international benchmark for learning, teaching and assessing language 

Course start level: A1 Basic / beginner level
Class size: 4-6 participants
Tuition per participant: $150 for weekly, two-month course + $15 registration fee
Spanish course facilitated by: OLE (OUR LANGUAGE EXCHANGE)

For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Laverne at 6295-0114, or email:


Creative Visualization
Class is 2 hours each week, on 2 consecutive Mondays
July 17th & July 24th
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
Total cost: $22


Learn hands-on / real-world techniques to help you visualize & bring forth your desires in materialized physical reality. Deepen clarity and vision as they are applied to creative endeavors of all kinds, from planning a trip to artistic ambition. Develop your ability to balance the high and low cycles in your life.

Class material covers thought forms — how they are created & their uses — methods to magnify visual imagery, and techniques for enhancing / energizing your current lifestyle.

Class is taught by Sharon Brooks, who has over 20 years experience as a trainer, teacher, keynote speaker, with TV and radio appearances!

For more information and to register, contact Sharon Brooks, cell: 6424-3956, email:

Or sign up at the cafe. Space is limited, so reserve early!


Gangaji: Listen & Discuss w/ Yella 
Starting July 17th, Mondays 2-5 pm
You are invited to join a discussion group that will meet on the porch of the Fénix on Monday afternoons.  (Cafe will be closed.)  Each week the group will listen to a recording of a retreat with Gangaji that will include facilitated discussion after listening.  People interested in knowing more about Gangaji can visit   There is a $5 per person charge each week to cover the cost of rent and facilitation.  Any questions can be directed to Yella: 6887-6108 


Stretch Sessions w/ Kristina
Friday, July 21th 11:00 - 12:30 pm Lower Body
Friday, July 28th 11:00 - 12:30 pm Upper Body

Learn both the theory and practice of proper stretching techniques for your ability level. Keep joints lubricated. Increase mobility. Release tension. Sustain an active lifestyle.  Feel Good.  

Kristina Long is a registered yoga instructor, a certified massage therapist, as well as a former personal-trainer. She brings an in-depth knowledge of the body, coupled with years of hands-on experience to share. Join her in two 90 sessions to target both lower and upper body.

Price: $12 per session, or 2-sessions for $20

For more information, contact Kristina at 6551-4539, or email:


The Fénix Cafe is located in the BCP Event Complex, across the downtown bridge, immediately on the right.

Cafe Operating Hours:
Monday: Cafe Closed, except for yoga, meditation, and special workshops and groups
Tuesday: Cafe is open 8 am - 2:00 pm (market hours 9-12) and closed in the afternoon, except for yoga
Wednesday thru Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm (open later for special events!)
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

If you have read though this entire email, you are awesome… Thanks for being a part of the Fénix Community! 

with gratitude,

Joy Alexander

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