Greg Smith will teach a free class at the Art Loft Thursday evening, Sept. 1. The class, titled Know Yourself, is set for 6:30 p.m. at the nonprofit arts center, 385 Main St., Suite 9 (lobby level of the Thorndike Building).

Many traditions use a focus on the body and movement to increase awareness and expand consciousness. Smith will teach a new system utilizing body awareness and movement for learning about the self.

Called Presence in Healing, it is useful for anyone, and no special abilities are required. The movements are very slow and gentle; the awareness can be learned by anyone. All that is needed is curiosity and a desire to learn more about the self.

Smith works as a massage therapist and a Presence in Healing teacher. Presence in Healing is a holistic healing modality in which Smith uses presence, touch, enhanced awareness, expanded consciousness and personal experience in order to help clients manifest their wish/intention.

For more information, call 542-5845 or visit artloftrockland.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.