Inspiring Online Events

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Facebook Live and Instagram Live Meditation Gathering 


John Gladen, Every Monday, 5:30-6:15PM Pacific Time, FREE!

New Renaissance is sponsoring a online meditation group every week to provide a supportive environment to enliven and enrich your practice. Recharge in a virtual gathering of joy and peace with like-minded people.  


John Gladen is a buyer at New Renaissance, and has been meditating for over 12 years. 

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Zoom Event! FLOW (Freedom, Love, Openness, & Wonder) WORKSHOP

Melodee Von and Ash Marshall-O’Dell, Wed. Dec. 7, 6PM (PST), $65

Are You Ready to Choose DYNAMIC CHANGE for YOU with Freedom, Love, Openness, & Wonder? The FLOW Workshop is learning how to bring more freedom, love, openness, and wonder to your life. This workshop is 2 hours of fun that creates dynamic change and unblocks stuck energy so it can FLOW again. We address different aspects based on the participants present and what they require. Some of the topics in the FLOW workshop are Guided Meditation, Discussion on Vibration, Synergistic Body Energy, and How Language Creates Your Reality, now and future. All participants receive a mini-dictionary of some common words and their actual meanings with other words to use instead, and a work book and play book for each attendee to create empowered change in their life. Learn & practice skills to create more FLOW in your life as you release, dynamically change, and empower yourself to create the life you choose! Meditation, Energy & Language Playbook's included. 


Ash Marshall-O'Dell is the founder of Pranic Reiki™, psychic medium, shaman, meditation facilitator, host of the Attune to You Podcast, master's degree teacher, and author of Light Bound: a Healer's Journey through Trauma, C PTSD, & Anxiety. Melodee Von is a Synergist, Biosonic Frequency & Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator (BF), Access Body Process Practitioner, Access Facelift Practitioner (AFPR), and Introductory Class Facilitator (CFMW). Creator, Generator and Actualizer of her Reality.

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Zoom Event! Each Day a New Beginning with Karen Casey

Karen Casey, Friday, Dec. 9, 6PM (PST), FREE!

In celebration of the 40th anniversary edition of her best selling book, Each Day a New Beginning, Daily Meditations for Women, author Karen Casey will join us for a discussion on the women's recovery movement and the importance of community during the healing process. This workshop is for everyone, no matter the stage of your recovery process. Karen will offer deeper insight and wisdom on how to celebrate personal strength and dedication, each step of the journey. And how to practice mindfulness through daily meditation exercises. Come with your questions and check out a copy of her book, in-store or online:

Karen Casey is an accomplished author and has written 30 nonfiction works, including Each Day a Renewed Beginning, 52 Ways to Live the Course in Miracles, Let Go Now, In God's Care, and A Woman's Spirit. She started her addiction recovery journey in 1974 and in 1982, she published her first book, Each Day a New Beginning, which instantly became a bestseller in this groundbreaking genre of meditation support for women in recovery. Currently, Karen spends her time writing, and giving lectures and workshops, which foster her commitment to continue doing what brings her life such joy and peace.


Zoom Event! Archetypal Goddess & the Mythology of Your Life (a monthly series) 


Vanessa Couto, Mondays, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, 6 - 8 pm (Pacific Standard time), *this series will not be recorded $25 per class 

Myth gives us a lot of room to reimagine and engage in conversation with the archetypes. There are many myths, and one isn’t better than the other, as we are free to focus on the ones that resonate with our lives now and can guide us through our self- exploration. Myths serve as an entryway for us the explore our deep inner landscape. In each workshop series, we’ll discuss a different, oft-misunderstood archetypal goddess and their story. Through exploring these goddess myths, we’re invited to take a sideways look at their stories and see how they resonate or even guide our lives. We will be joined by both well and lesser-known, but oft-misunderstood Greek Goddesses and through guided journeying, journaling, and sharing our experiences and stories together,  we will gain insights on what gifts each of these goddesses are awarding, as both guidance and help in your life, as well as in your work in the world. 

December 12 Pandora: Generosity, Gifts & Curiosity
From the misunderstood, with eons of negative Patriarchal perception placed upon her, in Pandora we’ll explore the themes of generosity, the nature of gifts, and curiosity.
January 9 Hera: Sovereignty & Sacred Marriage
From Hera, the oft-judged as only jealous and mad, we’ll explore the nature of power, sovereignty, and the need and meaning of the sacred marriage.
February 13Ariadne: Sacrifice & Loss
From the lesser-known Cretan princess, Ariadne and her part in the story of the Minotaur, we’ll explore the theme of finding true blessings after sacrifice and loss.
March 13 Medusa/Athena: Monsters as Creatrixes
From the controversial goddesses Medusa & Athena, we’ll delve into the paradoxical nature of monsters as creatrixes and the complex relationship of powerful female figures.
April 10Hecate: Liminality & Guidance
Lastly, with Hecate, we’ll explore guidance and protection as we traverse the liminal spaces in our lives.

Vanessa Couto is a Life Purpose Coach, astrologer, teacher, and artist. In her work, she weaves mythology, fairy tales, Jungian psychology, and a good dose of practical and grounded common sense to guide her clients at their intersection of life purpose and livelihood. In addition to coaching, she teaches various classes and workshops. Vanessa holds a B.A. in Social Communication and Advertising, an M.A. in Teaching from New York University, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is a Certified Life Coach from the Life Purpose Institute. She’s also an adjunct teacher at the Portland School of Astrology. Before making the Pacific Northwest her home with her husband and their two Gemini cats, she lived in Brazil, Cape Cod, New York City, Oxford and Barcelona.

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Zoom Event! The Energetics of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Tammy Russell, Thursday, December 15, 5:30 PM (PST), $30


In this 2-hour online workshop, you will learn the most common triggers and root causes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Tammy will guide you through the best type of diet and foods to focus on to reduce bloating, have less pain, digest better and sleep better. You will also learn how IBS triggers such as certain types of bacteria, candida, etc and toxicity are often held in place by energetic obstacles. Tammy will also provide you with easy to use energy healing techniques to clear your body of unhelpful energies that hold you back despite how many supplements you take and many restrictive diets you do! Tammy Russell, MS, RD, RM holistic dietitian and Reiki Master with a private practice in Portland, OR. She caters to clients with gut health issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, heartburn, and IBD. Tammy has found that after years of prescribing restrictive diets and supplements for gut health issues that energy healing has had a tremendous benefit on helping patients heal faster. Her regular practice of Reiki and energy healing has also allowed her to develop a deeper sense of intuition - making it easier to release and remove patterns that may be causing intestinal inflammation and distress.


Zoom Event! Bach Flower Remedies: Workshop Series with Rio Hibler


Rio Hibler, Mondays, December 19, January 23 & February 27, 5:30 - 7pm (Pacific Time), $25 each class

The Bach Flower Remedies have been helping people achieve better emotional balance for over 80 years. With the right remedies to give us a healthier perspective on life, day-to-day difficulties become easier. Each 90 minute workshop covers five to seven Bach Flower Remedies that address commonly experienced problems within the topic.

The topics covered in this series will be:
● Dec. 19 - Ageing and the Bach Flower Remedies
As we mature, each advancing year brings new challenges. A number of the Bach Flower Remedies speak to the adjustments and demands of ageing, and help to produce a new self-acceptance that can make our later years our most satisfying and productive yet. This workshop will cover several remedies that address difficulties often experienced in our later years in life.
● Jan. 23 - Anxiety, Worry, and the Bach Flower Remedies
Worry, apprehension, fear and phobias have a negative impact on our well-being. When our thoughts are clear and calm, our emotions are restored to balance and we can maintain a healthy outlook. This workshop covers a number of Bach Flower Remedies that address feelings of anxiety, fear, or persistent worries, and that help us to maintain a harmonious mental and
emotional balance.
● Feb. 27 - Self-esteem, self-worth, confidence, and the Bach Flower Remedies
Everything that makes us happy depends upon our self-esteem; if we don’t feel we deserve something we want, even if we manage to achieve it, we find we can’t enjoy it. The Bach Flower Remedies offer a wonderful way to gently turn negative self-perceptions into positive ones. This workshop will cover some of the remedies used to help people achieve more confidence,
self-acceptance, and self-satisfaction.

Instructor Rio Hibler is a Bach Flower Consultant serving the Portland/Vancouver area with private consultations, study groups, and trainings. A Certified Bach Flower Practitioner since 2001, Rio has been studying, using and teaching the Bach Flower Essences for over 25 years. Visit her site at

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Zoom Event! Vedic Astrology Predictions for 2023

Saturday, January 21st, 6:30PM (PST), $25

Join us for a lively and insightful discussion of the possibilities and predictions for you during 2023, as seen from the ancient Science of Light - Vedic Astrology. Learn the impact of the planetary transits and celestial phenomenon for 2023, including the great American eclipse in October, and what they mean for the year ahead. Together we will examine the opportunities, trends, and challenges that are on their way to you in 2023 so that you can plan accordingly. This informative workshop is open to everyone!

Michael Vogt has been practicing Vedic astrology for over thirty years and offers Vedic astrology natal chart readings, annual/progressed readings, vocational profile readings, as well as classes, tutoring sessions and speaking engagements. Michael may be contacted at