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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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White And Black Square Ottoman

Taking Your Seat

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 and at this time, to be both comfortable and wakeful? I encourage you to…

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White Flower Bud In Close Up / Start Close In

Start Close In

I've been in a number of conversations these past several months focused on how to best meet climate crisis, thoughtfully. It’s not an easy question to answer. Often what does feel easier is to lean towards states of denial or…

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Two Trees

Two Practices for Charged Times

As we individually and collectively navigate what it means to take care of ourselves and our communities, I want to share some resources. Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer of The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion have offered a thoughtful…

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Snowfield With Dried Trees / Solstice Poem

Solstice Poem

Solstice Poem by Margaret Atwood This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year's threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath, the…

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