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Green And Black Dandelion

In the Days of Growing Darkness

In the days of growing darkness the natural world continues to offer support to our wellbeing, along with our relationship to impermanence and transformation. As Mary Oliver encourages us to recognize in her poem below, winter is not simply the…

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White Pillar Candle On Brown Wooden Table - Winter Solstice Yoga Nidra

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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Low Angle Photo Of Snow Field - The Four Gates Of Skillful Speech: A Somatic Approach

The Four Gates of Skillful Speech: A Somatic Approach

The holiday season is a time of year when we often feel increased sensitivity and depletion as we actively desire connection. The four gates of skillful speech can be a tremendous gift. Rooted in Buddhism, the four gates of skillful…

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Pink Lotus Flowers On Pond - Conqueror By Jenta

Conqueror by Jenta

I was introduced to Jenta's poem, Conqueror, by Pamela Weiss, in a course she taught based on her book, A Bigger Sky.) A Bigger Sky is an invitation to widen our lens of awareness to include the beautiful and influential…

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Morning Flowers Waking Up

Today, a Poem for Summer

Today Today I'm flying low and I'm not saying a word. I'm letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting…

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Selective Focus Photography Of Person Holding Green Leafed Plant

Powerful Voices

These are some of the BIPOC people and organizations that I’m grateful to be listening to. I wanted to share their strong and innovative voices. The Nap Ministry – artist activist making connections between rest and social justice, and championing…

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White And Black Square Ottoman

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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Pillows - Yoga Nidra Home Practice

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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