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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.


Candles On Table With Greenery

Awakening with Nature Returns 6/15

Save the dates! I’m excited to announce the 2022 season of Awakening with Nature – a summer drop-in nature meditation series.  Nature offers an inherently supportive container for meditation and invites the body, mind and heart into the natural wisdom of the present moment. Our third season will run June 15th – August 10th –  Wednesdays, 7:30-8:15am PST. I hope you can join us!
Quiet - Wildlife Refuge Walking Meditation

Quiet - Wildlife Refuge Walking Meditation

Quiet is a silent meditation series dedicated to accessing the healing and replenishing benefits of tranquility and to connect with natural wisdom. In the May edition we’ll be enjoying a silent walking meditation through a wildlife refuge on Sauvie Island just outside of Portland. Sunday, May 15th, 9-11am. Limited group size. Learn more!

Healing Compassion Fatigue

Healing Compassion Fatigue

Experiential resiliency trainings for people in helping professions and caregiving roles. As human beings we’re wired to sense and feel what others feel. Problems can arise though when we don’t include ourselves in the circle of care. Fortunately, there are accessible tools and practices that can help.

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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