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Turn Midlife into Midlove: Own Your Worth and Step Into Your Power

Sam Salenger, Thurs. Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30pm, $25

For many women, this time of life can be extremely confusing. As we enter middle age we believe we should be at the apex of our confidence and power, however so many women find themselves lost and feeling unsatisfied in their lives. As we experience a paradigm shift in the world where women are stepping forth, now truly is the time to understand your value and take actions to remember your power and reclaim your voice. This is a workshop to introduce you to the deep and important work you were born to do on your journey as woman.  Sam Salenger is an Intuitive Empowerment Coach who uses her gifts to guide her teachings and facilitated discussions in a way that meets the needs of women in the group. Her mission is to help women in middle age tap into their power so they can step forward to help change the world.  SamSalenger.com

The Girl from Kansas and the Shoe on the Ledge: Tales from Near-Death Experiences

Kimberly Clark Sharp, Fri. Jan. 18, 6:30-8:30pm, $20

 “Death is nothing to fear – and life without fear can be lived to the fullest.” 

This is Kimberly Clark Sharp’s message from her extraordinary experience during the time after her heart suddenly stopped beating and she lay on the sidewalk, not breathing, and without a pulse. Swept into a peaceful loving place of brilliant, golden light and warm comfort, she saw, for the first time, the meaning of life – and death. Guided by a new sensitivity to the presence of angels and other invisibilities, Kimberly began a career in medical social work that put her in direct contact with dying people – and ultimately, people who died and came back. The irrefutable evidence of out-of-body experiences Kimberly discovered led to a life-long mission providing validation and hope to near-death experiencers worldwide. Known for her wit and warmth, Kimberly Clark Sharp, MSW, LiCSW, is a near-death experiencer and author of After the Light. Named one of the “40 Most Influential People Under the Age of 40” in the Pacific Northwest in 1987 for her work in the field of death and dying, Kimberly pioneered the field of critical care social work, founded the department of social work at the world’s first bone marrow transplant center and founded Seattle International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), the world’s oldest support group for NDErs. She also taught death and dying at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is a retired clinical assistant professor. IANDS.org

Intro to Animal Communication

Jane de Forest, Sat. Jan. 19, 11-1pm, $25

Ever wonder what your dog is trying to tell you or what your cat is thinking? This class is an opportunity to connect with your pets and learn to use art, images and feelings to translate information for inter-spices communication. The bonds we feel with our pets are very real, maybe we have chosen each other in this lifetime, and have known each other before. While our pets can't speak english, they can have much to say. I have been lucky enough to do many Intuitive Consultations with animals & bees, and it has changed my life. Bring photos or collars of your pets, and an open mind ... you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is!  Jane de Forest has offered her gifts as an intuitive coach, animal communicator, and medium for almost 20 years. She is known for her integrity and humor, which leaves clients feeling inspired, supported, and seen. Jane is the author of Love Never Dies: A Psychic Artist Illustrates True Stories Of The Afterlife. JanesInspiration.com 

Children, Pets and Loved Ones in the Afterlife

Kimberly Clark Sharp, Sat. Jan. 19, 2-5pm, $30

 After decades of in-person interviewing of countless near-death experiencers, Kimberly Clark Sharp has accumulated a treasure trove of reports from the edges of life and death. During this workshop, Kimberly will share stories as reported by and about children in the afterlife, encounters with beloved pets and reunions with loved ones who have gone before us. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own stories in a safe, supportive and loving environment. Known for her wit and warmth, Kimberly Clark Sharp, MSW, LiCSW, is a near-death experiencer and author of After the Light. Named one of the “40 Most Influential People Under the Age of 40” in the Pacific Northwest in 1987 for her work in the field of death and dying, Kimberly pioneered the field of critical care social work, founded the department of social work at the world’s first bone marrow transplant center and founded Seattle International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), the world’s oldest support group for NDErs. She also taught death and dying at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is a retired clinical assistant professor. IANDS.org

Vedic Astrology Predictions for 2019

Michael Vogt, Sat. Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30pm, $20

Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology, is an ancient and uniquely predictive astrological science that originated over 5,000 years ago in India. Participants of this workshop will learn about exceptionally auspicious dates in 2019 that, according to Vedic astrology, are especially supportive for bringing success to any new project. Additionally, a month-by-month analysis of planetary transits during 2019 will provide information about the general favorability of 2019. This workshop is open to all! Bring your natal chart and questions with you. After the event, Michael will be signing copies of his book, A Practical Guide to Vedic AstrologyMichael Vogt has been practicing Vedic astrology for twenty-eight years and offers Vedic astrology natal chart readings, progressed readings, vocational profile readings, as well as classes, tutoring sessions and speaking engagements. Michael may be contacted at michaeljvogt108@gmail.com. 

Cultivating the Unknown with the Tarot

Jason D. McKean, Sun. Jan. 20, 11-1pm, $25

So much of life is about going to new places, meeting new people, and having to navigate this energy in an open and authentic way. The Tarot can help us open up to others, let go of fearful thoughts, and embrace the energy of the present. This class is about strengthening you, so that you’ll be up for the challenge of taking on the unknown. Without looking to control what lies ahead, you can work with it, and make it a co-creator for positive experience!  Born into a family of Psychics and Ministers, Jason D. McKean is a natural Tarot Advisor who has read for thousands of people, conducts workshops and teaches the Tarot to students. His best-selling OM chant albums OM Sanctuary, OM Eternity and 108 Sacred OMS are played throughout the world.  JasonDMcKean.com

Integrating the Astrology of 2019: Your Soul’s Evolutionary Journey through Jupiter in Sagittarius, the North Node in Cancer & the Changes of the Times

David Yarrow Wood & Danny Lampton, Sun. Jan. 20, 2-5pm, $33

Jupiter in Sagittarius — Saturn in Capricorn — Uranus in Taurus — Chiron in Aries — Neptune in Pisces — Pluto in Capricorn —The North Node in Cancer. The stage is set for immense shifts in our lives, as numerous planets change gears and prepare for momentous alignments in our collective future. Before we reach the transformative astrological events of 2020, the year 2019 has a power of its own that will bring us the renewed inspiration, new paradigms for daily living, and spiritual softening required for the times. Join astrologers David Yarrow Wood and Danny Lampton to learn about the energy currents now carrying us through our Soul’s evolutionary journeys, and integrate these powerful influences through meditation, art/journaling, ambient music, tea and discussion. Please email your birth information (date, time, location) to David at davidwoodastrology@gmail.com and Danny at dannylampton@gmail.com if you would like your chart looked at in class.  David Yarrow Wood is a mystic, intuitive astrologer, and pioneer of holistic, 21st-century Evolutionary Astrology. David shares in the form of readings, classes, and weekly forecasts, which can be followed on his Facebook page and in the New Renaissance email newsletter. Check the New Renaissance Reader Calendar for David’s upcoming sessions.  DavidWoodAstrology.com    Danny Lampton is an Evolutionary Astrologer with his MBA in Sustainable Systems. Danny shares music, perspective and client services that weave Astrology with Energy Psychology to deliver a unique form of healing that’s both deeply personal and societally urgent. TheLightAndTheWeight.com

Crystal Bowl Sound Bath Meditation

Shalom Mayberg, Sun. Jan. 20, 6-7:30pm, $20

Join us for an evening of high vibrational crystal bowl sound healing! These bowls, made from pure crystal quartz, will leave you feeling nourished, balanced, radiant, and bright. Crystal bowl sound baths help promote deep relaxation, relieve stress, and allow the mind and body to let go making room for healing and rest. Relax on your back while Shalom plays his bowls and other calming instruments to take you on a journey like no other.  Please arrive on time and bring your personal mat and whatever you need to be comfortable (blanket, pillow, etc. Shalom is a sound and energy healer who teaches yoga and meditation to assist others in removing blockages for a more fulfilling life. He has trained throughout India and Asia in yoga, meditation, and the healing arts. Shalom’s CD, I’mperfect, is available for purchase at NRB. Shalom360.com

Leo Full Moon Drumming Circle

Terra Kelsey & Sandra Hetzel, Mon. Jan. 21, 6:30-7:30pm, $12

Join Terra and Sandra to build a unique collective voice through drumming on the Full Moon. Work out tension and excess energy, clear the mind, get centered and experience the pure joy of community drumming. All are welcome, regardless of experience. Bring your own percussion instruments and unique intention. With this month’s Leo Full Moon, we’ll draw upon the energies of playfulness, optimism, and leadership available to us at this time. Sandra Hetzel is a life-long musician. She has studied music therapy at Marylhurst University and she leads sing-alongs with older adults. Terra Kelsey is a long-time meditator, spiritual seeker, and crew-member at New Renaissance. She loves to inspire and share with others to build a vibrant community spirit.

Mindfulness & Meditation Group for Beginners

Sandra Hetzel & Claire Potter, Tues. Jan. 22, 6:30-7:30pm, FREE!

For those new to meditation, Sandra and Claire are facilitating a free meditation group at New Renaissance! Sandra and Claire will offer basic instruction in the accessible technique of watching the breath to quiet mental chatter, reduce stress, relax the body, and uplift the spirit. We will alternate between practicing short meditations together and opening up the space for us to process our experiences and ask questions. Meditation is one of the best things you can do for your overall wellbeing, and a group setting can be instrumental in focusing your practice and receiving support. Feel free to join us no matter your experience level, belief system, or background. All are welcome! Sandra has been meditating for over 20 years. She can often be found sitting at The Movement Center and has also been sighted at the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living.   Claire has been meditating for 15 years. In 2016, she traveled to India to deepen her practice and learn more about Eastern spirituality. She enjoys meditating at home and with her spiritual community of coworkers at New Ren.  NewRenBooks.com        

Tarot Basics: Exploring the Major Arcana

Ann Heideman, Weds. Jan. 23rd, 7-8:30pm, $25

Have you always wanted to learn the Tarot?  Are you seeking a practice to help you connect with your guides and your own innate clarity?  Join Ann Heideman for an introduction to the mystical world of the Tarot!  We will begin with a guided meditation, inspired by the Meditation on Twin Hearts created by Master Choa Kok Sui. This meditation is intended to open the Crown and Heart Chakras in order to draw a large amount of divine energy into our bodies.   Having visited this meditative state, we’ll explore the meanings of the Major Arcana of the classic Rider Waite Deck.  We will also learn how to interpret other types of decks as well.  Please bring your tarot deck if you have one.  Decks are also available for purchase in the bookshop.  Leave with a more profound understanding of the Tarot and a deeper connection to yourself and your guidance system.  Ann Heideman has been an inspired reader of the Tarot since 1996.  PriestessBling.com

Event Rescheduled! The Sun is Your CEO: Astrology for Business Branding

Vanessa Couto, Thurs. Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30pm, $25 

As more people become entrepreneurs, finding a way to stand out from the crowd while feeling aligned with your vision can be challenging. But did you know that you have a marketing team at your fingertips? Your birth chart is more than your life’s roadmap. It’s your very own marketing team for your business. In this workshop, we will cover key astrological archetypes as they apply to your business’ key messages, look and feel, and also ideas for products and services. No previous knowledge of astrology necessary.  Vanessa Couto is an artist, archetypal astrologer, podcaster and teacher. Her work focuses helping her clients align their soul’s purpose with right livelihood through their business. She’s also the creator of the coloring book, The Sun’s Heroic Journey.

Intro to Palmistry: Love, Success, & Past Lives

Vernon Mahabal, Sat. Jan. 26, 6:30-8:30pm, $25

Join best selling author and renowned palmist Vernon Mahabal for an introduction into the fascinating art and science of palmistry.  Palmistry, or hand analysis is a powerful metaphysical tool for navigating all aspects of this life as well as uncovering and understanding past lives.  Together, we will go over the basics of hand analysis, how to identify talents within one’s hands, as well as the intuitive side of palmistry.  Vernon Mahabal is the author of The Secret Code On Your HandsThe Palmistry Cards, Crossing Paths, and his newest release, Talk to the Hand: A Practical Approach to Palmistry.  He is the Palmistry Consultant to Coast To Coast AM and the founder and director of the Palmistry Institute in Los Angeles CA. 

Conflict Resolution Workshop

Robert Zakian, Sun. Jan. 27, 5-7pm, $25

Have you ever been in conflict with another person and become hurt or angry when you are not listened to? Learn about the different communication styles that can arise when trying to work through an issue or disagreement. In this interactive workshop we will use different conflict scenarios and how to resolve them. Conflict resolution provides an opportunity to express courage and tenderness which are essential for a conscious relationship.  Robert Zakian has taught numerous workshops helping individuals personally meet their Guides since 2001. He has learned from a Shaman of the Native American tradition and the teachings of Meher Baba from India.

Decoding the Messages in Crop Circles

Nadi, Tues. Jan. 29, 6:30-8:30pm, $20

Join Nadi for a co-created group experience for those who are drawn to Crop Circles but don't really understand why. Far beyond cognitive recognition, the Circles call to us in many ways, activating new levels of consciousness within us by simply viewing them. Crop circles are fascinating, extraordinary and transformational. We will watch a few short mind blowing videos about crop circles and even see them being made by UFO's. Nadi has put together a spectacular slide show of knock your socks of Crop Circles, and there will be all sorts of information to share!  Be advised that the Circles can have the impact of expanded states of consciousness so come prepared to have your reality significantly altered!  Side effects may include expanded sensory capacity, extra-terrestrial intelligence, amplified intuitive abilities, greater sense of peace and wellness, trust in the interconnection of all things and increased joy.  Nadi Hana has been a crop circle enthusiast since 2012.  Their beauty inspires her art, and their intelligence and mystery compel her to share the information in her classes and workshops.

Past Life Regression Workshop

Robert Zakian, Weds. Jan. 30, 7-8:30pm, $25

Have you ever wondered who you were, where you lived, or if someone close to you was a past mate?  Join Robert Zakian for an opportunity to explore past life lessons and how it translates into your present life through the practice of Past Life Regression.  Past Life Regression is a gentle and relaxing process that uses hypnosis techniques to help your mind access past lives.  Have fun, explore your past, and come away with new insights.  Robert Zakian has taught numerous workshops helping individuals personally meet their Guides since 2001. He has learned from a Shaman of the Native American tradition and the teachings of Meher Baba from India.

Visibility: Healing the Shadow-Self and Honoring Your Business Spirit

Laura Rowe and Vanessa Couto, Thurs. Jan. 31, 6:30-8:30pm, $25

Are you feeling like you are living in the shadows? Having trouble attracting clients? Laura and Vanessa will expand on their exploration of Spirit-led Entrepreneurship by diving into the topic of visibility. Visibility is one of the biggest challenges in the life of every entrepreneur. It is also one of the most prominent places of growth on the personal journey through entrepreneurship. Join us for an informative discussion around the gifts and growth edges of visibility.  Laura Rowe is an empath, teacher, mentor, and healer.  TheVitalSpirit.net  Vanessa Couto is an artist, teacher, astrologer, and the voice behind the podcast Intersection Stories: Purpose and Livelihood podcast.  VanessaCouto.com  Both Vanessa and Laura help clients navigate the intersection of their life’s story, their livelihood, and their soul’s purpose.

Shamanic Sound Journey: A Workshop on the Healing Properties of Sound

Molly Knight Forde, Sat. Feb. 2, 2:30-5:30pm, $50

Join professional musician and shamanic sound healer Molly Knight Forde for an exploration of the miraculous healing qualities of sound and how it effects our transformation. In this workshop, Molly explains how sound healing works not only on our body but on our emotions, our brains, and our etheric and astral bodies. Experience how overtones, seed syllables, and binaural beats break up blocks, open chakra channels and become gateways to theta states, shamanic journeying, and deep relaxation. The workshop will culminate with a community, shamanic sound journey and healing, using overtone singing and the Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing Bowls. Some yoga mats will be provided. Bring whatever else you might need for comfort: personal mat, blanket, pillow, etc.  Molly Knight Forde is a professional classical pianist and the founder of the Awareness School where she teaches deep self-observation as a pathway to freedom. Trained in Zen Buddhism, Fourth Way Wisdom, Crystal Tone Sound Healing and shamanic sound journey, she teaches all over the world. MollyKnightForde.com  

Embracing Resistance: The Third Force

Molly Knight Forde, Sat. Feb. 2, 7-8:30pm, $25

Join Molly Knight Forde, founder of The Awareness School, as she teaches how to accept fear and use resistance as an agent for profound change. This talk will teach you what it means to embrace your debilitating self-talk through observation. This is the pathway to personal freedom and transformation. The author will also read from her recently published book: Be Present: Reflections On The Way.  Molly Knight Forde is a professional classical pianist and the founder of the Awareness School where she teaches deep self-observation as a pathway to freedom. Trained in Zen Buddhism, Fourth Way Wisdom, Crystal Tone Sound Healing and shamanic sound journey, she teaches all over the world. www.mollyknightforde.com  

Imbolc Magick: Working with the Goddess Brigid

Courtney Weber, Sun. Feb. 3, 5-7pm, $25

The days are lighter and the first buds of spring are returning. Early February is a time of powerful Magick, as well as the realm of the Celtic Goddess Brigid. But who is she? This class reveals the mysterious history and delicate mythology of the popular Celtic Goddess of home, motherhood, creation, warfare, and healing, and her incarnation as a Christian saint. Join us for discussion, stories, meditation, and exploration of how to invite the Goddess Brigid to join your personal practice. Class will include pathworkings, a healing ritual, and using Brigid’s Healing Well.  Courtney Weber is a Wiccan priestess and Tarot adviser. She is the author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess and Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself, and the forthcoming The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and MightTheCocoWitch.com

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