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December 2021

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ SOMATIC AWAKENING: Body-Mind-Spirit Embodiment

Sunday, December 12, 2021 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Online Monthly Group Meetings

Although our true nature is not affected by all that we experience, our human body and mind are impacted by experiences that result in emotional wounding and trauma. Any experience, especially early in life, that is outside our window of tolerance, can overwhelm our nervous system and create chronic stress patterns in the body/mind. These stuck patterns can affect our spiritual awakening process by making it more difficult to relax, trust, be in the moment, and allow everything to be as it is—all of which are necessary for awakening and embodiment.

This ongoing monthly group will offer deep support for body-mind-spirit embodied awakening and healing so you can rest more deeply in the great peace, love and unity that resides in all of us.

We will do somatic practices for balancing the nervous system and building more capacity for regulating stress and emotions. Being more regulated is very important to both healing our human wounding and our spiritual awakening. We will also use the Flash Technique to release the charge on traumatic memories and loosen the grip of the negative beliefs that they create.

It is encouraged to attend the live session so you can receive the support of the group as well as Lynn Marie’s therapeutic support if needed. You are also welcome to register and attend by listening to the recording.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a nondual psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and author. She offers knowledge and wisdom gained from over 30 years of experience both as a therapist and with nondual spiritual teachings. She is the author of Awakened Relating:
A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships 
and The Awakening West: Evidence of a Spreading Enlightenment.

www.lynnmarielumiere.com

Suggested donation for each meeting: $15 to $35
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, December 13, 2021 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 27, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
and Wednesdays: 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, with rare exceptions.
Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

Join for a group meditation – just us, without a teacher. Do your own practice silently in the company of others. There will be no talk or guidance – only a bell to start and finish. Let’s be present, together.

After half an hour of silent sitting, there will be space for a brief hello in the end, if we like.

Please be seated by the time meditation starts, so that we can begin together. You are welcome to have your camera and microphone on (unless you have a lot of background noise), so that we can feel as if we were in one space.

The zoom link remains the same for all the sessions, so you are welcome to register only once and save the link for future reference.


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Pamela Wilson ~ The Heartfelt Sage: Bold, Brave, Clear and Strong ~ 3 Part Online Retreat

Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, Dec. 16, 17 & 18

Dec. 16, 17 & 18
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
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Event will be recorded and emailed
to participants after each meeting.

You're welcome to join even if you can't attend all the live sessions.

When we gather and look into the essence of everything we are truly functioning as a Sage. Not being fooled by appearances or forms (except occasionally), we look deeper into the Nature of everything! Inviting it to know itself and return to its balanced naturalness and wisdom. As forest and mountain sages have lived for millennia, honoring nature and all animal and human beings equally, we also honor our inner wild beings, emotions, sensations and the body itself as wondrously wise and equal to the cosmos.

Join with Pamela and your fellow sages in being curious and listening within!

Pamela evokes through dialogue, inquiry and her very presence the qualities of unconditional love and radical acceptance. She is celebrated for her ability to open the heart and create a space in which long-cherished struggles and notions about one’s identity relax. Featured in the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom, Pamela is at her best in heart-felt dialogue, so please bring your questions!

More about Pamela: www.pamelasatsang.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $90
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

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Jeannie Zandi ~ The Dark Night of the Soul

Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

What is the dark night of the soul? How does one navigate it? What wisdom gleaned in the dark night can assist us with sailing through darkness in general? Join Jeannie and friends for support and clarity about traversing the dark.

Jeannie’s gift for inviting people to join her in resting and rooted presence evokes a deep meeting with oneself and reality. Within that, Jeannie’s humor and iconoclasm serve to bring people into an understanding that is beyond the intellectual. Through silent and guided meditation, spontaneous talks and exchange with participants, Jeannie will host a space of clarity and warmth where the richness of relating can be explored safely and your innermost questions met fully.

Jeannie Zandi is the director of Living as Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeding a culture of the Heart on the planet, inspiring, teaching and supporting people to live from their essence as Love. A year before the birth of her daughter, Jeannie was plunged into a dark night of the soul that culminated in a radical shift of consciousness. She is known for her fearless clarity, tender mercy toward humanness, and a juicy, poetic and often humorous style that draws from Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Christian mysticism and the ongoing revelation of fully engaged living.

www.jeanniezandi.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, December 20, 2021 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 27, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
and Wednesdays: 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, with rare exceptions.
Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

Join for a group meditation – just us, without a teacher. Do your own practice silently in the company of others. There will be no talk or guidance – only a bell to start and finish. Let’s be present, together.

After half an hour of silent sitting, there will be space for a brief hello in the end, if we like.

Please be seated by the time meditation starts, so that we can begin together. You are welcome to have your camera and microphone on (unless you have a lot of background noise), so that we can feel as if we were in one space.

The zoom link remains the same for all the sessions, so you are welcome to register only once and save the link for future reference.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

iRest Group ~ Yogic Relaxation Practice

Monday, December 20, 2021 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm (Pacific Time)

Open Circle is pleased to be offering biweekly facilitated iRest sessions. Developed by meditation master Richard Miller, iRest is a modernized form of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra or “yogic sleep”. It is a restorative practice that promotes deep healing, health, and well-being. This 45-60 minute-long group will be gently led by Kate Foley, an iRest trained facilitator. It will consist of a full 30 minute guided meditation, along with the opportunity to share and connect with community. The meditation is done lying down, and is an invitation for your nervous system to truly rest: nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to be; simply a time gifted to yourself to relax and to be supported. Join as often as you like, and keep yourself nourished and balanced during these challenging times. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Suggested donation: $10 to $20
No one turned away for lack of funds. Please register early if you can.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, December 27, 2021 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 27, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
and Wednesdays: 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, with rare exceptions.
Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

Join for a group meditation – just us, without a teacher. Do your own practice silently in the company of others. There will be no talk or guidance – only a bell to start and finish. Let’s be present, together.

After half an hour of silent sitting, there will be space for a brief hello in the end, if we like.

Please be seated by the time meditation starts, so that we can begin together. You are welcome to have your camera and microphone on (unless you have a lot of background noise), so that we can feel as if we were in one space.

The zoom link remains the same for all the sessions, so you are welcome to register only once and save the link for future reference.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

January 2022

iRest Group ~ Yogic Relaxation Practice

Monday, January 3, 2022 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm (Pacific Time)

Open Circle is pleased to be offering biweekly facilitated iRest sessions. Developed by meditation master Richard Miller, iRest is a modernized form of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra or “yogic sleep”. It is a restorative practice that promotes deep healing, health, and well-being. This 45-60 minute-long group will be gently led by Kate Foley, an iRest trained facilitator. It will consist of a full 30 minute guided meditation, along with the opportunity to share and connect with community. The meditation is done lying down, and is an invitation for your nervous system to truly rest: nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to be; simply a time gifted to yourself to relax and to be supported. Join as often as you like, and keep yourself nourished and balanced during these challenging times. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Suggested donation: $10 to $20
No one turned away for lack of funds. Please register early if you can.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ SOMATIC AWAKENING: Body-Mind-Spirit Embodiment

Saturday, January 8, 2022 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Online Monthly Group Meetings

Although our true nature is not affected by all that we experience, our human body and mind are impacted by experiences that result in emotional wounding and trauma. Any experience, especially early in life, that is outside our window of tolerance, can overwhelm our nervous system and create chronic stress patterns in the body/mind. These stuck patterns can affect our spiritual awakening process by making it more difficult to relax, trust, be in the moment, and allow everything to be as it is—all of which are necessary for awakening and embodiment.

This ongoing monthly group will offer deep support for body-mind-spirit embodied awakening and healing so you can rest more deeply in the great peace, love and unity that resides in all of us.

We will do somatic practices for balancing the nervous system and building more capacity for regulating stress and emotions. Being more regulated is very important to both healing our human wounding and our spiritual awakening. We will also use the Flash Technique to release the charge on traumatic memories and loosen the grip of the negative beliefs that they create.

It is encouraged to attend the live session so you can receive the support of the group as well as Lynn Marie’s therapeutic support if needed. You are also welcome to register and attend by listening to the recording.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a nondual psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and author. She offers knowledge and wisdom gained from over 30 years of experience both as a therapist and with nondual spiritual teachings. She is the author of Awakened Relating:
A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships 
and The Awakening West: Evidence of a Spreading Enlightenment.

www.lynnmarielumiere.com

Suggested donation for each meeting: $15 to $35
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Georgia Simone ~ Awakened Healing: Become The Space Where Healing Takes Place

Sunday, January 9, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Welcome to The Holding Space.

A space where we can gather together and BE exactly as we are

A space where the full spectrum of your human experience is invited

Calm, anxious, open, closed,

ALL is welcome here.

It's in this gentle embrace that everything can start to unravel. It's in this open space that we can begin to unwind the strategies that no longer serve us. This is the space that early mis-attunement failed to foster, the space where love blooms and new life can emerge. This is the space where all that quivers and shakes can come to rest, and where all that contorts can untwist into greater alignment.

Through gentle exploration and somatic awareness you can cultivate a new way of being with your most challenging patterns. No longer a victim of the push and pull of inner disturbance, you can step forward with greater confidence, knowing that whatever comes your way, you embody the resilience and the capacity to meet and integrate it.

You can expect a deeply held space where you’ll be invited to slow down, tune in, and track your present-moment experience. As you awaken and refine a more subtle way of Being and Being With, you can slowly but surely become the space – the container and the field – where healing takes place.

Bio:
The first leg of Georgia Simone’s path exposed her to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, which provided her with the foundation she needed to dis-identify from pain and suffering. However, despite a growing freedom, a significant bypass took place, as her orientation towards transcendence reinforced her deep disconnection from Life. Upon seeing this, her focus became addressing the unresolved trauma that had woven its way into every fibre of her being.

After many years of wading through this marshland of conditioning, she now shares her discoveries with others. She believes that the spiritual path is as much about arriving here fully - as an embodied human being - as it is about dissolving into the infinite source that makes this life possible. How can we die to the absolute, while deeply embracing our relative human experience? This Living inquiry is her Life’s prayer.

www.georgiasimone.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »
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