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row of succulents / Portland Mindfulness + Business Coach Welcome to OpenSpace Mindfulness

Supporting individuals and organizations to live their full creative potential through coaching and contemplative practices.

I deeply recognize the essential value of living from a space of care, connection and mindfulness. This underlies the work that I do and my commitment to support others who are looking to live their lives more fully aligned with a sense of purpose. Through coaching, mindfulness and self-compassion, OpenSpace Mindfulness helps bring creative potential to life while fostering individual and organizational wellbeing.

If you’d like to learn more about any of my offerings please write me. I would love to discuss ways that I can support you or your organization.

In appreciation,

Ashley Dahl, MSW, CMT-P / Contemplative Guide, Coach and Educator

Oh my heart. You don’t have to go it alone. Train yourself to train just a little more gently. 

– Jenta




Mindfulness-based leadership and lifework coaching that supports you in realizing your full creative potential.



Classes, events and retreats to resource, replenish and experience deeper connection with yourself, your community and the world around you.



Resources, tools, inspirations, and meditations to support individual and organizational wellbeing.


To Serve, With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To Serve, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on February 4th, 1968 in which he offers a particular understanding of greatness – one that is connected to service and grace. It was titled Drum Major Instinct and was to be his last sermon. “To Serve” is an excerpt from that speech, set to music.

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February Full Moon Practice

Join us for a special meditation class honoring the February full moon. Making space to relax into natural cyclical rhythms, we’ll explore ways to gently and skillfully channel emotions and life force energy for personal (and collective) transformation. Class will include a grounding, nature-inspired meditation as well as a restorative metta practice (also known as loving-kindness.) No prior experience needed. Wednesday, February 16th, 7-8:30pm PST.

An Exploration Of Sankalpa

An Exploration of Sankalpa

Throughout January in Yoga Nidra we’re taking a deeper dive into the yogic tool of sankalpa. A Sanskrit term, sankalpa is a vow formed by the heart and mind that helps us to bring our highest ideals into being. Each week we’ll work with a different facet of sankalpa as a way to sense into our own personal heart-mind vow. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm PST, by sliding scale donation.

Ashley Dahl, MSW, CMT-P (she, Her, Hers)

Background and Credentialing

I earned a Master in Social Work from the University of Washington and have been practicing meditation in the vipassana (insight) tradition for over 20 years. I am an accredited Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Training Institute and certified through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. I have also completed a year-long apprenticeship Teacher Training with Mark Coleman focused on bringing contemplative practices into nature and the wilderness. My multifaceted studies in coaching include graduating from the ICF-accredited Seattle Coach’s Professional Coach Training. For a more comprehensive summary of my background and credentialing, see my About page.

Ashley Dahl, MSW, CMT-P / Contemplative Guide, Coach and Educator

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