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

To Serve, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr Day, and Dr. King's enduring generosity. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on February 4th, 1968 in…

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Contemplation, Candlelight and Connection

Contemplation, Candlelight and Connection: Three Rituals for Celebrating New Year's Eve Quietly Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves at year’s end is to celebrate quietly. If that feels like your speed, here are three rituals to help.…

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A Special Winter Solstice Yoga Nidra Class

Join us December 21, 2021 for a special winter solstice yoga nidra class. The regular weekly drop-in class will be extended 15 minutes this Tuesday to create space for a post-relaxation solstice ritual. Winter Solstice Yoga Nidra 5:30 - 6:45pm…

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OpenSpace Mindfulness / Ashley Dahl, MSW, CMT-P

Website Refresh

Website Refresh! Living and working in a pandemic has, among other things, inspired me to ask why do I really do the work that I do? What feels most meaningful and relevant? How do I enjoy connecting with people? After…

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Taking Your Seat

In choosing a shape for a seated meditation* I always begin with the same question: what will support my body, in this practice, to be both comfortable and wakeful? For most of us, that is going to involve props. I…

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Yoga Nidra Home Practice

Yoga Nidra Home Practice For optimal comfortable during a home Yoga Nidra practice I wanted to  offer recommendations for set-up and props. Temperature Regulation Adding an extra layer of clothing can be helpful. We're not moving our bodies in Yoga…

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Listening to the Nehalem River

Whether exploring out in the world, or returning home, one of the most powerful ways I've found to land in both place and body, is by listening. Last weekend I had the honor of teaching a retreat at North Fork…

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Metta Mandala

Metta (loving kindness) as traditionally practiced can be problematic for many folks in the West. Classically it begins with offering oneself care and consideration. For a lot of us that can feel inauthentic. We may not be accustomed to directing generosity…

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White Tulips And Soil

Mindfulness as a Way to Remember

“It is Spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke The term mindfulness is a somewhat awkward translation of the Pali word sati. While scholars debate its full and intended meaning, sati…

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