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

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Highland Farm Dock Into Pond Surrounded By Trees

Grounding into Nature, Uplifting with Creativity {Retreat} / TBA

 A daylong contemplative and creativity retreat with Ashley & Jocelyn Rahm. This retreat will be held in person, just outside of Portland, OR. More details coming soon. 

Candle At Night

Winter Solstice Gathering / Dec 21, 2021

 A special gathering of seasonal ritual, food and connection, hosted by Ashley & Jocelyn Rahm. This event will be held in person the evening of December 21st, just outside of Portland, OR. More details coming soon. 

Brown Trees On Forest During Afternoon Light Mindfulness In Nature

Mindfulness in Nature: a Nature Meditation Course / Jan 2022

Many people find the natural world a supportive (and often easier) place to quiet the mind, release stress from the body, and access compassionate wisdom. This course is for anyone who would like to experience the benefits of nature meditation and/or grow a personal nature meditation practice. It is also for folx curious about mindfulness but who find it difficult to get out of their heads when meditating indoors. Surrounded by the restorative beauty of nature, you will learn simple techniques to balance your nervous system and to skillfully meet life with care.

Mindfulness in Nature is being held in-person and outdoors (NW Portland) with a limited size group.  WINTER Edition details coming late fall. No prior experience needed.

Ongoing
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Meditation Mondays

a place to remember who we are, together

Jocelyn Rahm (of Beam & Anchor) and I began this weekly meditation group because it was something for which we were longing for. We’ve each experienced first-hand the ways mindfulness and community can foster a sense of peace and connection, and wanted to bring them together. Each week we explore a contemporary, topical theme through the lens of mindfulness and community dialogue. And we experiment with bringing the idea from mind into body through practice.

Mondays, 7-8:30 pm PST. Currently being held live stream. Register to join via this LINK.  This is donation based and open to all, with no prior experience needed.  Suggested sliding scale: $10-$12-$15. If your income has been interrupted and/or you are ill we encourage you not to pay, and rather be more deeply supported by community. Payments can be made through Venmo (preferred – “Ashley-Dahl-8”) or PayPal (“ashleymargaret9@gmail.com”.) 

Head HERE for suggestions on finding a comfortable shape and set-up for meditation.

Selective Focus Photography Of Purple Flower Field

Yoga Nidra

The practice of Yoga Nidra offers an effective and sweet way to bring kindness to our nervous system while tapping into our body’s innate capacity to self-heal and restore. Through a process of supported and guided relaxation we’ll release accumulated tension (physical, emotional and spiritual.) In doing so, we’ll cultivate the state of Yoga Nidra, a state of consciousness that allows us to rest in beneficial theta brain waves. This both activates our body’s natural healing capacities and allows us direct access to our creative and compassion-filled inner wisdom.

Click here for suggestions on props and set-up. 

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm PST. Currently being held livestream. Register to join via this LINK. This is donation based and open to all, with no prior experience needed.  Suggested sliding scale: $10-$12-$15; $50-$60-$75 for five classes. If your income has been interrupted and/or you are ill we encourage you not to pay, and rather be more deeply supported by community. Payments can be made through Venmo (preferred – “Ashley-Dahl-8”) or PayPal (“ashleymargaret9@gmail.com”.)

Trees With Sun Rays

Awakening with Nature / April - September, 2022

Nature offers an inherently supportive container for meditation and invites the body, mind and heart into the natural wisdom of the present moment. Join us Wednesdays for guided, nature-based meditations from the comfort of your own home or favorite natural environment. Sessions may also offer brief EcoDharma talks, inquiries, or group reflections. All levels welcome.

The 2021 season has wrapped up, thank you to all who participated. The 2022 is tentatively slated to run April – September. More details coming February, 2022.

REGISTER HERE to be added to our email list. 

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Fern On Tree / Guided By Nature

Guided by Nature

A unique program that brings the benefits of nature-based mindfulness to businesses, organizations and leadership teams.

Guided by Nature programs are designed to support organizational and personal well-being. Through simple toolsrooted in established wisdom traditions, backed by research and offered in a relatable mannerGuided by Nature programs help individuals and groups to skillfully manage stress. They bolster one’s ability to be resourceful and creative. They help individuals and teams meet challenging situations with grounded wisdom while boosting inspiration and the quality of relationships.

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Sun Lighting Grass Field / 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. This is a trait that is key to our survival and wellbeing, a trait that lies at the heart of caregiving roles as well as first-responder and advocacy professions. Problems can arise though when we don’t include ourselves in the circle of care, when we don’t receive sufficient tending as we extend our caring presence to others. Fortunately, there are accessible tools and practices that can not only heal compassion fatigue but promote what is referred to as compassion satisfaction.

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Photo Green Grass / Yoga Nidra With Ashley Dahl

Relax & Restore with Yoga Nidra

Relax & Restore with Yoga Nidra programs provide profound healing for modern times.

The barrage of information and stimulus we’re subjected to in modern life can take its toll on our physical, emotional and spiritual health. Yoga Nidra offers an effective and sweet way to bring more kindness to our nervous systems while tapping into our bodies innate, but often underutilized, capacity to self-heal and restore.

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