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Mindfulness & Meditation Group for Beginners

Sandra Hetzel & Claire Potter, Tues. Jan. 28, 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        

Drop-In Meditation

John Gladen, Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:15PM, FREE!

New Renaissance is sponsoring a meditation group every week to provide a supportive environment to enliven and enrich your practice. Drop by after work and recharge in a dynamic space of joy and peace with like-minded people. Bring your pillow, bench, shawl or other meditation supplies. If you would also like instruction in a simple yet powerful meditation technique, please arrive at 5:15pm.  John Gladen is a manager and Music Buyer at New Ren, and has been a meditator for over 12 years. 

Free Community Kirtan

John Gladen, Thurs. Jan. 30, 6:30-8pm, FREE!

Come sing your way to stillness, dance your way to devotion, or listen your way to love. We’ll be chanting mostly in Sanskrit, with the occasional English or Bengali Chant thrown in for fun. John will tell a few stories from the vedic scriptures so you can get to know the aspects of divinity we are chanting to as well. Lyrics are simple and repetitive so you can go deep, lyric sheets will be provided. Hope to see you there sweet souls!  John Gladen is New Ren’s music buyer. He is a classical guitarist and has been a musician all of his life. 

Crystal and Gem Therapy Workshop

Martha Sears, Fri. Jan. 31, 6:30-8:30pm, $25

Crystal energy can be empowering, healing, and fun to work with. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to work with crystals to create a harmonious and supportive environment in your home and how to select crystal jewelry that is beneficial to your own personal energy.  Together, we will learn about the properties of different crystals, how to select crystals for specific uses, how to cleanse and re-charge your crystals, and a variety of ways to use your crystals in meditation, healing, and transformation. Martha Soria Sears is an author, speaker, transformational coach, and a psychic. She is one of the founders of Martha’s Design, a Gem Therapy jewelry line that is beautiful and radiates specific energies intended to help the wearer improve their health, mental state, and emotions.

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Zen Wisdom Sangha (Gathering)

Eve Sparrow Fox, Sat. Feb. 1, 2-3pm, Free!

Welcome to the Sangha.  Gather all ye to the gate, the supreme gate of your heart, compassion, and consciousness.  Bring your desire to share wisdom from spiritual literature and life.  Together we will explore the wisdom of the Buddha captured in The Dhammapada and other Zen, Buddhist, and Taoist literature*.  There will be a short seated meditation and a walking mindfulness meditation before we delve into the readings and discussion.  All perspectives are always welcome. *Other literature may include: Everyday Zen, Zen Mind Beginners Mind, and the writings of the Dalai Lama.  Eve Sparrow Fox is a practicing artist, poet, and seeker of life, love, and liberation for over 65 years.  

Our Ancestors, Ourselves: Cultivating Healthy Relationships with Those Who Came Before

Lenore Norrgard, Sun. Feb. 2, 2-3:30pm, $27

What happened in the lives of our forebears, and how does it affect us today?

Our ancestors live on in our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, their joys and sorrows resonating through our lives.  Societies in which humans have living relationships of mutual caring and regard with their ancestors are healthier ones!  Learn about the blessings and healing that become available when we establish healthy, loving relationships with those who gave us life.  Lenore Norrgard, Certified Shamanic Counselor, was called to shamanism in 1987 when a compassionate spirit spontaneously intervened in her life, healing her decades-long clinical depression.  LenoreNorrgard.com

Gong Sound Healing

Mahkah Das Elumen, Sun. Feb. 2, 5-6:30pm, $20

This Gong Sound Healing is accompanied with applying ancient and modern tools like tapping, shaking, and breath to assist with moving desired and undesired energy through the body. All you have to do is relax! Mahkah allows Reiki energy and other energy frequencies of Divine Light and Love to move through him and into the gong. The gong takes these energies and shares them through ultimate healing and growth. The natural healing effects are then maximized by your intelligent earth body. Come relax, destress, and grow!  Mahkah has studied Nada Yoga (the yoga of sound) with Bhagavan Das and Michael Sterling and has been offering sound healings since 2008 in Illinois, California, Oregon, and Burning Man.

Drop-in Dating Coaching and Matchmaking with Intuitive Eye Readings

Laureli Shimayo, Tues. Feb. 4, 6:30-8:30pm, $25

Ready for a great partner?  So many of us have learned skills and tools for connecting consciously, yet when we even think of dating, much less go on a date, we often feel nervous and forget how to authentically relate.  Laureli is a matchmaker, dating coach, relationship coach, and authentic relating facilitator. One of her specialties is conscious online dating.  In this event, Laureli is offering all her coaching and matchmaking work in a drop-in group format just in time for Valentine’s Day!  One of the main tools that Laureli uses is her Intuitive Eye Reading. We all read so much information in each other’s eyes, but we do it subconsciously - you’ve been choosing partners based on what you see in their eyes. Get Laureli’s expertise on how to use this information about what is in your eyes and other people’s yes consciously - so you can make choices that are great for you...as well as your date!

All diversity and preferences are welcome.  Stay for as long or as short as you would like. Receive answers to your questions and hear Laureli work with everyone else as well.  Laureli Shimayo is a people scientist and an intuitive artist. She has certifications and training in biology, somatic psychotherapy, personality archetypes, body intelligence, intuition, relationship coaching, and leadership coaching.  MatchmakingWithLaureli.com

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Living Deeply: Healing and Forgiveness 

Deb Acker, Weds. Feb. 5, 7-8:30pm, $20

As spiritual beings, a huge part of our journey is healing and forgiveness. But, how do we do this to fully heal our relationships and ourselves? Join Deb Acker, author of Living Deeply: A Transformational Journey Through Deep Pain, Loss and Abandonment to Healing, Self-Love and Miracles, as she shares her unique journey and powerful tools to healing and fully forgiving, including how she healed her abandonment pattern, which was cemented in with the loss of her mom at seventeen and her father leaving before she turned two.  Disover the most important pieces to healing and forgiving that many times are missed, the key to loving ourselves, and how to work with our emotions for more growth, opening and truth. Deb Acker is an intuitive/healer/channel and author of Living Deeply: A Transformational Journey Through Deep Pain, Loss and Abandonment to Healing, Self-Love and Miracles. She loves helping women heal deep-rooted patterns and fully forgive. 

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Exploring Advanced Civilizations and Human Evolution

Nadi, Thurs. Feb. 6, 6:30-8:30pm, $15

Did you know there are over 40 billion exoplanets (a planet outside of our solar system) that could support human life in our galaxy alone?  That's only OUR galaxy!  The most recent estimate by astronomers is that our Universe contains over 100 BILLION galaxies.  And that's only OUR universe!! Come learn about a few races that are here to assist in the evolution of the human species and perhaps save us from ourselves.  From the Pliadians, Arcturians and Sirians, to the Orions, Andromedans, Lyran Council and the Galactic Federation.  This event is designed to be a potent consciousness expanding experience with a high vibrational focus. It is a conversation of hope within connection to our larger galactic community. It is the perspective of unity consciousness amidst the turmoil of planetary transformation. It is most beneficial to those who identify themselves as genius pioneers with curious and open minds.  This is a co-created event and we will follow where the group process wants to take us and how cosmic intelligence wants to inform us. This will not be an in depth exploration of any one perspective or civilization, but rather an expansive overview of those we share our universe with. Nadi will provide videos, resource information and hopefully a few concepts that crack your humanoid-centric constructs!  This is also a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow intrepid travelers on this Starship Earth journey!  Nadi Hana has been an enthusiast of advanced civilizations since 2010. 

Understanding the Minor Arcana of the Tarot

Michael Sheehan, Sat. Feb. 8, 11-1pm, $30

The tarot is a picture-book of spiritual wisdom, detailing how to liberate your inner feminine.  The Minor Arcana takes an in-depth look at the ways we can get blocked by fear and ignorance. The Minor Arcana also shows how to free ourselves and move on to a life of love, security and abundance. In this class you will learn what each card of the Minor Arcana means and why it carries that meaning. You will be shown how each card ties together with every other card in the deck. You will understand the Tarot. Our textbook will be the Universal-Waite tarot deck. If you have the Universal-Waite or the Rider-Waite deck, please bring it to class. Our textbook will be the Universal-Waite Tarot deck. If you have the Universal-Waite or Rider-Waite deck, please bring it to class.  A true metaphysician, Michael Sheehan’s broad education and experience include shamanism, mysticism, eastern and western philosophy, world religions, astrology and over thirty years experience with Tarot. Michael has been a professional spiritual advisor and co-founded the Langley Mystery School with astrologer Gretchen Lawlor. He has taught many Tarot classes and seminars in Oregon, Washington and online. 

MichaelSheehanTarot.com

Full Moon Hypno-Chakra Sound Healing Meditation

Nicole Alcyon, Sat. Feb. 8, 7-8:30pm, $25

Reset and recharge your Body-Mind-Spirit with a Hypno-Chakra Meditation Sound Bath!  Hypno-Chakra Therapy is a combination of Hypnotherapy, Chakra Balancing and Sound Healing from Nicole’s Paiste gong and 11 singing crystal bowls (and other sound healing tools)! These sacred sound instruments penetrate deep down to the cellular level, clearing out the dissonance (the vibrations that don’t belong and/or are out of sync with the natural rhythms) and vibrating each cell back into order and resonance!  The positive and inspiring hypnotic suggestions given during this Hypno-Chakra Sound Healing Meditation will be integrated within our Chakra centers, as we enjoy a bliss-inducing sound healing bath to refresh our being!  Sound Healing is said to calm and restore the nervous system and bring greater peace and clarity to the mind.  Sound Healing also activates the body’s natural healing abilities, uplifts your Being, and allows the presence of your Higher Self to come forth more readily!  For 16 years, Nicole Alcyon has combined her skills as a Hypnotherapist, Sound Healer, Angel Therapy Practitioner® and expertise on Chakra Cleansing/Balancing to create a unique and highly potent approach to therapeutic group sound healing sessions.  TrinitiHealing.com

Circling: A Social Meditation on Authentic Relating

Laureli Shimayo, Sun. Feb. 9, 11-1pm, $15

Circling is a way for us to practice presence in relationship with others. It is a group experience that leaves space for individual emotional expression, reflection and sharing of impact - where we are encouraged to follow our impulses, speak our truths, and explore relating with one another authentically in the present moment. The practice of circling allows us to slow down, bring our attention to our own felt experience, and share our inner worlds with one another, noticing what happens within us and what arises within the group as we do so. The intention is to connect from a place of curiosity and to strive for clarity as we bring awareness to what is implicit and make it explicit. The goal is not to change one another, but instead to be with what is, celebrating and honoring who and where we all are right now. As we circle, we practice breaking through the assumptions and projections we may have about each other to allow for deeper connection and greater understanding to emerge.  Laureli Shimayo has been leading Authentic Relating events for 5 years with Authentic Portland and Authentic Seattle.  LaureliShimayo.com

Jyotisha: An Introduction to the Traditional Astrology of India

Greg Stein, Sun. Feb. 9, 2:30-4pm, $21

Jyotisha, or Vedic Astrology, is an ancient tradition which is intimately connected with Yoga & Ayurveda. It offers us a way to see that which is usually unseen - the mysterious workings of karma unfolding throughout our lives. In this workshop, an overview of the essentials of Jyotisha will be shared and participants will gleam an understanding and appreciation of this unique tradition. Also covered will be the differences between Jyotisha and Western Astrology, as well as simple methods for beginning to interpret a natal chart.  Greg Stein is a practitioner and teacher of Vedic Astrology residing in Portland, OR. He has studied this ancient art and science extensively in a traditional lineage since 2014. VedicHealing108.com

Leo Full Moon Drumming Circle

Terra Kelsey and Tillie Roice, Sun. Feb. 9, 6:30-7:30pm, $12

Join Terra and Tillie 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 work with the qualities of optimism, confidence, and vitality.  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.  Tillie Roice is an artist and poet who is inspired by the Celtic Pagan Tradition.  She is also a buyer and manager at New Renaissance.  

You Are Love

Robert Zakian, Tues. Feb. 11, 6:30-8:30pm, $25

Robert has not met one individual who has not experienced love at least one time in their life.  How does one sustain it without having thoughts that negate that beautiful feeling?  In this wondrous workshop you will learn how to maintain that sweet fragrance called love.  Your ability to love will not only enhance your own life but will touch others consciously or subconsciously.  Come love for this is truly who you are.  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.

The Gift of Cancer: A Treasure Map to Happiness

Dr. Wendy Treynor, Fri. Feb. 14, 7-8:30pm, $15

Cancer sent Dr. Wendy Traynor on a journey of self-discovery. Through the healing process, Wendy received deep insight into a universal cause of human suffering and its cure. The gift in her cancer experience was a treasure map to lasting happiness. Join Wendy as she shares how cancer and adversity can be used as a tool for radical change and personal transformation. Discover a fresh approach for self-love to help overcome depression and oppression to live vibrantly! Dr. Wendy Treynor is a social psychologist, healer, and spiritual teacher who weaves science and spirit in her revolutionary I CAN HEAL® programs worldwide. Her memoir, The Gift of Cancer, brings readers joy and love of life. ICanHeal.com

Stepping Into Your Highest Self: Heal Your History to Embrace Your Freedom

Mark Mezadourian, Sat. Feb. 15, 11-1pm, $25

Working with angels and guides, we will work toward healing the legacy of harm and threats from this lifetime, past lives, ancestry, culture and gender. Come and experience a thorough clearing of your being, and emerge into your highest self, with the ability to infuse your environments and encounters with grace.  When you leave this gathering, you’ll walk more confidently into the challenges of today’s world and play a vital role in creating tomorrow’s solutions.  Mark Mezadourian is a medium and intuitive specializing in connecting with angels and guides. He created the nine-week DailyOM course Angelic Infusions: Live the Truth of Who You Are and the Attract Your Divine Partner online course. Mark offers private intuitive readings, workshops, weekly calls and classes.  

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Redefine, Recreate and Reclaim Your Relationship 

Kelsey and CJ Vashutah, Sat. Feb. 15, 2:30-4pm, $20

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love takes courage. We’re not taught how to be in loving relationships where we can consciously and spiritually grow. Maybe you feel disconnected and lost on your path because you thought relationships are about compromise. Instead of staying resigned, come learn how to rekindle passionate connection in your relationship by applying three key practices.  CJ and Kelsey, founders of Inspiral Life Coaching will guide you to clear the patterns and unhealthy habits that get in the way of experiencing trust, sovereignty and courageous communication so you can stand side by side with your partner, unshakeable in your love.  Kelsey and CJ Vashutah, founders of Inspiral Life Coaching, have turned their relationship into an access point for personal and spiritual growth. Over the past ten years, they’ve applied various models including shamanism, Imago, plant ceremonies, meditation and various other trainings, to move beyond the common narrative of what a relationship is. They have distilled the key practices to creating conscious, intentional and ever-deepening relationships. The result is falling in love on a daily basis. 

Reclaim Your Happiness, Your Freedom, & Yourself with the I CAN HEAL®  Framework

Dr. Wendy Treynor, Sat. Feb. 15, 7-8:30pm, $15 

Weaving Science and Spirit, Dr. Wendy Treynor is a healer, teacher, & social scientist (PhD social psychologist) who, in her search for truth, made a discovery, standing on shoulders of giants in her academic field, using only logic to reveal the primacy of soul/God (known as “The Basic State”) in her Social Psychological theory (as published in her book “Towards a General Theory of Social Psychology” (Euphoria Press, 2009)). The I CAN HEAL® Framework she shares reveals the root and exit route of suffering by presenting what appears to be the true mechanics of the social-emotional system, putting the soul (“psyche”) back in Psychology, connecting mind back to Spirit, social control back to Love, oppression back to Freedom, human limitation back to Infinite Possibility.  The system revealed imparts True Self-Knowledge, thus, unending Happiness, unending Love, and unending Freedom--True Self-Empowerment that will change your life forever!  Dr. Wendy Treynor is a social psychologist, healer, and spiritual teacher who weaves science and spirit in her revolutionary I CAN HEAL® programs worldwide. Her memoir, The Gift of Cancer, brings readers joy and love of life. ICanHeal.com

Heart Wall Clearing: Release Trapped Emotions and Open to Life!

Robin Friedman, Sun. Feb. 16, 11-1pm, $20

What is a heart wall? When we feel emotional pain or distress, our heart can be injured, hurt or broken. Just think of the words heartache or heartbreak. To protect ourselves we put up a wall around our heart. This is built out of the energy of trapped emotions. Unfortunately, the heart wall doesn’t dissolve on its own, even if we don’t need it anymore. So having a heart wall is like living in a bomb shelter. It’s great for when we need it, but afterward can make us feel disconnected, numb, sad or like we are on the inside looking out at life. Each person who attends this event will receive a mini-reading to find out if they have a heart wall, what it is made of, and how to clear it! Robin Friedman is a Certified EFT Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. Her passion is sharing self-empowering tools, to help people change their energy and change their life.  RobinFriedmanEnergy.com

Self-Mastery Workshop to Uncover Hidden Blocks and Access Abundance with the I Can Heal ® Process

Dr. Wendy Treynor, Sun. Feb. 16, 2-5pm, $75

You can truly achieve your dreams and get all that you want out of life. Be guided to overcome your blocks in a safe and healing atmosphere that honors the realms of both psychology and spirituality. Dr. Wendy Treynor lends a practical, experiential, and compassionate approach to gently unravel deep-seated beliefs, habits, and behaviors and break free to lasting health and happiness. Dr. Wendy Treynor is a social psychologist, healer, and spiritual teacher who weaves science and spirit in her revolutionary I CAN HEAL® programs worldwide. Her memoir, The Gift of Cancer, brings readers joy and love of life.  Dr. Wendy Treynor is a social psychologist, healer, and spiritual teacher who weaves science and spirit in her revolutionary I CAN HEAL® programs worldwide. Her memoir, The Gift of Cancer, brings readers joy and love of life. ICanHeal.com

Camino de Santiago in Spain Pilgrimage: A Spiritual Journey of the Heart

Sitabai Betts, Sun. Feb. 16, 6-7:30pm, Free!

What’s your personal “Why” in life? Where is your life taking you? Would you like to dial in on your purpose and inner goals? Offer yourself into the daily flow of Spirit and Inspiration on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage in Spain.  Allow the holy Pilgrimage to speak to your heart through ancient churches, time-honored pilgrim customs, bonding lifelong new spiritual friendships, Mother Nature in the Galician Spain countryside, centuries-old villas, and more. This amazing personal journey of the heart, which began in the 10th Century, offers a journey to the Self no matter your religious affiliation.  Sitabai leads spiritual Camino de Santiago Pilgrimages that focus on both the rural walking in nature - arriving at the famous Cathedral de Santiago, as well as on daily meditations and inspirations, purification, and reflection. In this program, she’ll share slides of the small-group Pilgrimage she led last September. Sitabai solo walked the entire 600-mile Camino France from France to “The End of the World” in 2017. If your interest is in solo walking the Camino, she’s also happy to answer your questions.  ExpandingLight.org/spiritual-travel/camino-pilgrimage/

Self-Love Workshop: Be the Love of Your Life!

Kelly Lash, Mon. Feb. 17,  6:30-8:30pm, $25

For all who desire to love themselves more deeply and fully. Fall in love with yourself for the first time, or all over again! Live the life you deserve to live! Learn tools for self-acceptance and forgiveness, self-worth and confidence. Let go of your fears, self-judgments and attacks. Experience more freedom, joy, peace, gratitude and laughter in your life. We’ll do some inner work, partner work, and group discussion through meditation, writing, and connecting. Bring your own journal if you’d like and a desire and willingness to laugh and be more loving! Safe Space.  Kelly Lash, MS, LPC has been a passionate licensed therapist, life coach, spiritual counselor and hypnotist in Portland for 10 years.  She felt called to become a coach after some traumatic experiences that led her on a deeply healing journey that transformed my self-hatred, intense fear and anxiety into deep peace, confidence and self-love.  KellyLashCoaching.com

Mindfulness & Meditation Group for Beginners

“You can always begin again.”  - Jack Kornfield

 

Sandra Hetzel & David Wood, Tues. Feb. 18, 6:30-7:30pm, FREE!

Join Sandra and David of New Renaissance for a welcoming and supportive mindfulness meditation group for people of all experience levels, belief systems, and backgrounds. Together, we’ll practice two brief guided meditations, with room for discussion in between, and end with a short walking meditation. Bring your questions or your curiosity, or simply come to enjoy meditating in a group setting.  Sandra has been meditating for over 20 years and is a graduate of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program.  David first began his study and practice of Buddhist meditation in 2007. He enjoys facilitating guided meditations, teaching mindfulness and astrology classes, and performing in children’s storytimes for New Renaissance’s events program.

Free Community Kirtan

John Gladen, Thurs. Feb. 20, 6:30-8pm, FREE!

Come sing your way to stillness, dance your way to devotion, or listen your way to love. We’ll be chanting mostly in Sanskrit, with the occasional English or Bengali Chant thrown in for fun. John will tell a few stories from the vedic scriptures so you can get to know the aspects of divinity we are chanting to as well. Lyrics are simple and repetitive so you can go deep, lyric sheets will be provided. Hope to see you there sweet souls!  John Gladen is New Ren’s music buyer. He is a classical guitarist and has been a musician all of his life.

An Empath's Survival Guide

Daniel Monroe, Fri. Feb. 21, 6:30-8pm, $30

Do you get emotionally drained in large crowds? During conversations with friends or family do you begin to physically feel whatever emotion or heartache they are talking about and going through? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you are most likely an Empath! Being empathic can seem exhausting and draining, but there are many perks to being able to feel and sense not only energy but everyone else’s emotions, you just have to find that balance! In this class, you will learn and work with Psychic Medium Daniel Monroe on various techniques on how to connect with your empathic gifts and to be able to go through your day to day life without getting drained so easily. During this workshop you will discover the meaning of being an empath, how to tap into it your empathic gifts, how to help others while using your gift, and gain the tools to set boundaries and protect yourself.  Daniel Monroe, one of the Pacific NW’s most sought after evidential Psychic Mediums has spent the last year training with some of the world’s top professionals in the field.  He is excited to bring one of his most sought-after workshops to Portland! He has assisted not only himself but hundreds of others with this practical set of tools and guidance that he has put together in a piece-by-piece Empath’s Guide for those in need, just like himself! 

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Sacred Geometry Drawing Workshop: Balance Your Energy Body and Awaken Consciousness

Nadi, Sat. Feb. 22, 2-4pm, $25

Now is the time to participate in the expansion of human consciousness with Sacred Geometry! Come experience the fun of drawing Sacred Geometry together. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. The intelligence of Sacred Geometry is infinite, extraordinary and totally transformational. We’ll explore how these beautiful geometric shapes have the power to align our subtle energy body into coherent states of harmony. Through direct experience with these universal patterns, we can understand the interconnectedness of all things, and consciously participate in uplifting the evolutionary process we are undertaking at this time in human history!  Drawing supplies are provided. You are welcome to bring your own as well.  Nadi Hana is an artist and geometrist who weaves together artistic expression and the esoteric teachings of Sacred Geometry to activate our highest potential both individually and collectively.

Meeting Your Personal Spirit Guides

Robert Zakian, Sat. Feb. 22, 6:30-8:30pm, $20

Have you ever wondered who your guides are? Instead of someone telling you, join us in a fun, interactive setting where personal experience which gives your guides a platform for cotact. It could be an Angel, Native American Elder, a relative who passed on, a Spirit Being from the higher dimensions or many other possibilities. Robert will help you determine the best channel for your connection before leading you on a journey of discovery. Robert Zakian has taught numerous workshops helping individuals personally meet their Guides since 1991. He has learned from a Shaman of the Native American tradition and the teachings of Meher Baba from India.

Aura Reading Workshop

Martha Sears, Sun . Feb. 23, 2-4pm, $25

Our aura is our energetic blueprint; it protects us and helps us align our frequencies to our environments. In this workshop you will make exciting, surprising discoveries about your own aura and your ability to read other’s as well!  There are three phases to working with the Aura. The first phase is to be able to see the Aura, the second phase is to understand and translate what you are seeing, and the third phase is to be able to understand and advise on the steps forward based on what the Aura is expressing. Come and experience Aura Reading in this informative, healing, and FUN workshop!  Martha Soria Sears is an author, speaker, transformational coach, and a psychic. In addition to being born with the gift of seeing auras, Martha has studies metaphysics for over 40 years. Her passion for aura work led her to 25 years of research into the impacts and use of color.  MarthaSoriaSears.com

Crystal Bowl Sound Bath Meditation

Shalom Mayberg, Sun. Feb. 23, 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

Transformational Ecstatic BreathWork with Sound Healing

Nicole Alcyon and Geoff Falkenberg, Tues. Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30pm, $30

Our breath is our moment-to-moment connection to life. It is one of our most ancient tools for healing, meditating, and accessing our own Divine Nature.  In this dynamic ecstatic breathwork and sound healing session, we use specific breath patterns to access the body’s own tools for achieving deep states of meditation and self-awareness, releasing held trauma and stagnant blocks, opening the energy pathways that flow through us, and experiencing a full-bodied bliss state as the Kundalini energy is given the opportunity to rise and expand within us!  While Geoff Falkenberg leads everyone through specific breathwork exercises and patterns, Nicole Alcyon of Triniti Healing will hold a sacred and safe space for you while playing her various sound healing instruments – sometimes near or over you personally to help you in releasing deeper and expanding more.    The sound healing instruments featured in this Breathwork meditation are 13 Singing Crystal Bowls, a Paiste Gong, Solfeggio Sound Pipes, Crystal Sound Pyramid, and hand held gong and drums. 

 

For 16 years, Nicole Alcyon has combined her skills as a Hypnotherapist, Sound Healer, Angel Therapy Practitioner® and expertise on Chakra Cleansing/Balancing to create a unique and highly potent approach to therapeutic group sound healing sessions.  TrinitiHealing.com 

 

Geoff Falkenberg has been working in meditation and breathwork for over three years and has studied the techniques of Max Strom and Wim Hof. He is known for his patient guidance into deeper states of consciousness and holding space for others as they process internally. Geoff currently holds a practice through Meetup under Portland Breathwork. 

Sparking Joy: The Spiritual Art of Tidying Your Home

Kaye Silver, Weds. Feb. 26, 7-8pm, $20

Are you resolved to have a home that feeds your soul, but instead the clutter just keeps growing? Try using the Marie Kondo-inspired KonMari Method™, an approach that focuses on the possessions that give you joy, rather than the things that you want to throw away. Kaye Silver, a professional organizer trained in the art of KonMari tidying, will lead you through a gentle approach to downsizing your possessions while including some grounding, centering, and house-clearing exercises. Using this method will turn your home into a sanctuary where you are surrounded by the things that make you happy and creativity abounds.  Kaye Silver is a former librarian and master recycler who helps people to rediscover their interests and reconcile their past through their possessions. She also helps people send things that no longer serve back into the world so they can be useful to someone else. TidyPDX.com

The Mastery of Love: A Special Evening with don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose Ruiz

don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose Ruiz, Fri. Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30pm, $48

Join brothers don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose Ruiz as they share teachings from their family’s Toltec Tradition on the Mastery of Love.  The Mastery of Love lays out the foundation to bring more harmony into your relationships, especially your most impactful relationship, the one with yourself. This mastery gives you the opportunity to share that harmony with everyone in your life, and to heal any wound that has ever created a division with family, friends, or your beloved. In this powerful evening, the Ruiz brothers will teach you how to empower yourself and to step into masterful levels of faith and authenticity. These teachings will help you to move beyond doubt and let go of the false stories that create emotional drama and feelings of victimization to return to your innate wisdom, and live your life based on truth. These realizations will help you understand that the agreements you make are ultimately about seeing your whole reality through the eyes of truth.  Don’t miss this life-changing event to take your life to the next level of love! 

 

don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. draws upon the Toltec teachings passed down from his father and grandmother as he guides others to live a life of awareness and unconditional love of life. He is the author The Five Levels of Attachment, Living a Life of Awareness, The Mastery of Self, and The Don Miguel Ruiz’s Little Book of Wisdom. He also co-authored the book, The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships with his dear friend, HeatherAsh Amara. MiguelRuiz.com

 

don Jose Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Fifth Agreement and his newest book, The Medicine Bag. As a Toltec Master of Transformation and modern-day Shaman, he has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltecs through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world. His other books include The Wisdom of the Shamans, Ripples of Wisdom and My Good Friend The RattlesnakeMiguelRuiz.com

The Medicine Bag Workshop: Shamanic Rituals and Ceremonies for Personal Transformation

don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose Ruiz, Sat. Feb. 29, 10:30-1:30pm, $75

One of the main tenets of shamanism is a belief in the power of rituals and ceremonies to manifest change in our lives. Virtually every shamanic school on the planet has used rituals and ceremonies as tools for personal transformation.  Join the Ruiz brothers as they draw from don Jose’s latest book, The Medicine Bag, and guide you through topics such as creating power objects, animal totems, how to do soul retrieval, recapitulation, dream training, and more.   These Toltec Masters will offer you a tour de force of the most popular rituals and ceremonies used in their native Toltec tradition. Like the medicine bag itself, this workshop is a potent tool kit of spiritual practices meant to open you to a world of beauty, exploration, and transformation.

 

don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. draws upon the Toltec teachings passed down from his father and grandmother as he guides others to live a life of awareness and unconditional love of life. He is the author The Five Levels of Attachment, Living a Life of Awareness, The Mastery of Self, and The Don Miguel Ruiz’s Little Book of Wisdom. He also co-authored the book, The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships with his dear friend, HeatherAsh Amara. MiguelRuiz.com

 

don Jose Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Fifth Agreement and his newest book, The Medicine Bag. As a Toltec Master of Transformation and modern-day Shaman, he has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltecs through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world. His other books include The Wisdom of the Shamans, Ripples of Wisdom and My Good Friend The RattlesnakeMiguelRuiz.com

Poetry as Spiritual Practice

John Brehm, Sat. Feb. 29, 3-5pm, $15

Come enjoy an evening of mindful poetry and guided meditation, and learn how poetry can support your spiritual practice. Poetry can be regarded as something to be analyzed, a problem to be solved, a code to be cracked. But what if we dropped all that and approached poems as spiritual friends and teachers, offering us wisdom, compassion, clear seeing, and a heightened awareness of our human predicament? Our experience of poetry would be much richer—and much more enjoyable! This evening program will begin with a guided meditation, followed by a reading from The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy—with poems by Chuang Tzu, Han Shan, Basho, Issa, Pablo Neruda, Denise Levertov, Billy Collins, Ellen Bass, and others—and a period for questions and discussion. John Brehm is the award-winning author of two books of poems, Sea of Faith and Help Is on the Way, and the editor of The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness and JoyJohnBrehmPoet.com

Gracefully Let Go and Let It Flow: A Workshop for Inner Awakening, Alignment, and Balance

Shannon Kaiser, Sun. Mar. 1, 2-4pm, $35

Transform your fear to faith with renowned spiritual teacher Shannon Kaiser, and special guest Jordan Aftanas and musical guest Rob Riccardo.  This is a powerful workshop combining three well-being, self-discovery experts to guide you back to your true self. Start by discovering the “joy seeker method,” International empowerment coach, Shannon Kaiser will guide you to discern your true priorities, develop heart-centered prosperity and align with your authentic self so you can gracefully step into the life you know you are meant to live. Beginning with an exploration of areas where you feel blocked or stuck, then moving into guided meditation, and breathwork lead by Whole Life Strategist and Wellbeing Coach Jordan Aftanas, you will release old patterns, beliefs and the need for approval and open your heart to possibilities.  This will be followed by a journal process to align with your authentic self and create your very own “True You Pledge.” With special musical guest Rob Riccardo, for sound healing and awakening.  You will leave this event feeling an unshakable inner peace, aligned and centered, and reconnected to your authentic self.  Shannon Kaiser is the bestselling author of five books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment, including the #1 bestseller, The Self-Love Experiment, Find Your Happy Daily Mantras, and her latest book, Joy Seeker. As an international life coach, speaker and retreat leader, she helps people trust and believe in themselves so they can live their highest potential. She’s been named a top 100 Women to Watch in wellness by mindbodygreen and “your-go-to happiness booster” by Health magazine.  PlayWithTheWorld.com 

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