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

Blossoming Flower / Going On Retreat Within

Retreat Into Kindness

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” - Leonard Cohen Retreats hold a sacred place in my heart. My first mindfulness retreat was a daylong in Seattle. On this retreat we were given a particular…

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Fall Leaves

The Practice of Retreating

The first time I signed up for a retreat, decades ago, I did so because it just seemed like a good thing to try. Today I view retreats as a non-negotiable part of my practice, and life. Recently I got…

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Kitten Sleeping Under Covers / Portland Yoga Nidra

Relax Like a Champ

Portland Yoga Nidra In her book, Daring to Rest, author Karen Brody, speaks to the growing epidemic in our country of doing too much, and the toll that takes on our bodies and in relationships. The causes are many -…

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Where to Begin a Meditation Practice

When it comes to meditation, emerging research makes a compelling case for giving sitting a try – reduced stress, depression and anxiety, and improved wellbeing and quality of relationships. But where to begin? How does one actually get started in…

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Money on my Mind

A common reason folks seek me out as a small business coach is getting tripped up by the business part of their business. I work with folks who make or do something they love and can’t help but to want…

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Llama Shouting

A Handful of Shout Outs

I’ve been receiving a lot of compliments since launching my new website (thank you very much by the way). I’d be remiss though if I didn’t call attention to a handful of people who helped make this site possible and…

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Mindful Studio September 2017 Cover

As seen in…Mindful Studio Magazine

I’m excited to be featured in the Fall issue of Mindful Studio Magazine! I talk basic budgeting for small businesses with contributing writer Kaitlyn Clay. If you find managing cash flow overwhelming or struggle with the motivation to track numbers throughout…

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Evening Light Yoga Nidra

Why I Teach Yoga Nidra

My decision to pursue training in Yoga Nidra was based purely out of my love for the experience of Yoga Nidra itself. I had no plans to teach, I simply wanted to better understand a practice I was drawn towards.…

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Ashley Dahl

Welcome Letter

Hello there, Thank you for your interest in OpenSpace Mindfulness. OpenSpace is here quite simply to breed every day kindness and joy. Through mindfulness meditation classes, coaching, and mentorship, I offer established tools in a straightforward manner. My intention --…

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