Events

Embodying Creativity

with Anita Chari

Friday, February 21 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday, April 17 @
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday, May 15 @
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.


How to complete your creative imprints and ignite your gifts

Begin the New Year by metabolizing the creative imprints that hold you back in your work, relationships, and health, and learn to use your creative challenges to ignite personal empowerment and deeper intimacy with yourself. In this workshop series, which participants have described as “revolutionary,” “a lifeline,” and “life-changing,” you will:

~ Practice fluid, biodynamic movement practices to release the pre-natal and early life trauma that impacts your creativity, health, and relationships.

~ Use subtle sound and breath to activate the pleasure centers of your body and nervous system and heighten creativity at the hormonal and bio-chemical levels.

~ Receive the physical and energetic contact that resources you to complete the unique creative sequencing patterns and relational imprints that challenge you.

~ Practice inquiry and fluid writing/drawing practices that will ignite insight into the way that your own creative sequencing operates.

~ Delve into creative archetypes that will provide clarity over how your unique creative gift serves in the world.

We are often told that we need to simply cope with our patterns or blocks. But in reality, each of us has an immense capacity to complete the traumatic imprints that hold us back from growth and creativity, an inherent health that comes online through presence, contact, and fluid movement. Give yourself the gift of this unique workshop and experience a new level of creative freedom.

Dates:
Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020

Time:
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Cost:
$35/workshop in advance
$40/workshop at the door
~or~
$120 for the 4-workshop series

Registration:
Drop-in okay, cash or credit
Register for a workshop here.
Register for the 4-workshop series here.

For more information: info@anitachari.com / www.anitachari.com

Womb Awakening Ceremony

with Marissa Leigh

Saturday, February 22 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm


Join us for an evening of sisterhood and ceremony as we gather to share a sacred womb healing ritual and blessing. This will be a process of connection, purification and awakening using gentle yet powerful healing methods, led by Marissa Leigh, sound healer, Reiki Master-Teacher and sacred ceremony-holder with gentle movement and embodiment practices offered by Rachel Hines.

Our womb is a place of power, gifting us the ability to create all manner of life. Our ability to create and nurture is limitless when we are connected with this sacred space within ourselves. Energetically speaking, our root chakra, the energy center associated with our womb space is directly connected with our sense of our right to be here and our feelings of security and stability. An energetic or physical block in our root chakra can lead us to feel disconnected from ourselves and our power.

When we bring awareness and healing to our womb space we can reconnect with our power and our limitless creativity and pleasure. We can deepen our connection to our intuition and our body’s natural rhythms and our connection with the divine inside of us. Strengthening our relationship to our womb and its cycles brings us towards healing the deep wounds of the divine feminine.

This evening includes:
~ Talking circle
~ Guided meditations
~ Restorative yoga & gentle movement
~ Cacao ceremony
~ Song circle
~ Hands-on energy healing
~ Womb blessing ritual and release ceremony
~ Crystal singing bowl sound bath

Who is this event for?
This is a healing ceremony for anyone who possesses or has possessed a womb and who wants to deepen their connection to this sacred space while reclaiming its vibrant power. This may be especially supportive to those who have experienced sexual trauma, childbirth trauma, abortion, miscarriage, fertility struggles, irregular monthly cycles, disconnection to this part of your body or your sexuality or any difficulty relating to your womb, creative energy or power.

What to bring?
~ We will provide tea, water, back jacks, blankets and pillows*
~ Dress comfortably in layered clothing
~ A journal or any art supplies you might like to use (some will also be provided)
~ Any items you would like to place on the womb altar we will be creating
~ Water bottle
~ Yoga mat it you have one (there will be some available)
~ Any items you need to be extra comfy and cozy

Date:
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time:
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost:
$60-80 sliding scale
Two scholarships are available.
Contact marissa@earthmamamedicine.org

Registration:
Pre-registration required.
Space is limited to 12 participants.
Register at: eventbrite.com/e/womb-awakening-ceremony-tickets-85812071215

For more information: marissa@earthmamamedicine.org

Sensual Pole Dance Workshop for Beginners

with Karla Lancaster

Saturday, February 29 @ 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.


Come slink, spin, and float your way into this Beginners Sensual Pole Dance Workshop!

During our luscious 2.5 hours together you will first dive deep into your sensual body during a signature S Factor warm-up. Then you will flow into the pole dance workshop portion of class. Get ready to learn slow, slinky, spins, slides, and sexy transitions on the pole!

At the end of this workshop, you will learn a sexy routine to incorporate your new tricks and spins to. You are sure to leave this workshop, strutting your hot stuff home!

What is S Factor?
S Factor® is a feminine movement practice – a sensuous workout for body and soul that’s intelligently designed to open the female body into her full, free, erotic expression.

What to wear: Please some in whatever colors and clothing that makes you feel alive and beautiful in. Yoga pants, shorts, leg warms are all welcomed! Knee pads recommended.

*No prior dance experience needed. All bodies and ages welcome!

Date:
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time:
7:30pm – 10:00pm

Cost:
$60

Registration:
Pre-registration required
Register at: schedulicity.com/scheduling/KT3LB7/classes

For more information: karlatamay@gmail.com

Awakening Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training

with Dominique Youkhehpaz

Tuesday, March 10 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday, March 11 @
9:30am – 6:30pm

Thursday, March 12 @
9:30am – 6:30pm

Friday, March 13 @
9:30am – 6:30pm

Saturday, March 14 @
10:00am – 6:30pm

Sunday, March 15 @
9:00am – 1:00pm


This training is for women…
~ Wanting to explore Feminine Leadership and learn the art of leading a Women’s Temple Group.
~ Yearning for the healing medicine of conscious sisterhood, where all of you is welcome.
~ Called to rejuvenate through a deep dive into feminine spiritual practices.
~ Longing for sacred space for full expression in devotion to Mother Earth and the Divine Feminine.
~ Ready to awaken, serve and embody feminine wisdom, for real.

Dates and Times:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 ~ 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 ~ 9:30am – 6:30pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020 ~ 9:30am – 6:30pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 ~ 9:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 ~ 10:00am – 6:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 ~ 9:00am – 1:00pm

Cost:
Early bird tuition: $600 until January 15, 2020
Regular Tuition: $700
Price does not include food or lodging.
Scholarships available for women under 25 and those in need.

Registration:
Pre-registration required.
Begin the application process and a deposit of $200 to hold your spot.
Register at: womenstemplegroup.com/events/portland

For more information: janis@jayayoga.net

SOUL SPACE

with Jennifer Alyse

Saturday, March 14 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.


Welcome to SOUL SPACE, a creative immersion workshop designed for listening to your heart’s longings, a place where you get to quiet the noise of outward pressures and listen to your inner wisdom.

Welcome ALL who are burnt out, tired, disillusioned, or craving a rewrite to a story that has gotten stagnant. SOUL SPACE is a playful and powerful opportunity to take a deep breath and let your guard down.

We awaken our aliveness through spontaneous movement, dance, journal writing, breathe and ignited conversation, as a creative roadmap leading the way back to your soul.

“Whenever you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings you joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”
~Jean Shinoda Bolen

Facilitated by Jennifer Alyse featuring guest DJ Anna Dale!

Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time:
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Cost:
$20 in advance
$25 at the door

Registration: 
Drop-in okay, cash or check.
Register at: soulspaceevent.eventbrite.com

For more information: info@jenniferalyse.com

Playful Passion

with Elizabeth Honey Hariri

Friday, March 20 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.


A springtime couples tantric love & play experience

Springtime is the season of orgasmic beauty.

The creative force of love is blooming all around.
This fresh new aliveness is also re – awakening in our bodies.

Immense lust, powerful sensuality and deep love is rising from the earth. It is stirring our beings. Let’s harness this ecstatic energy, this joy to create playful passion and deeply desirous love for your partner and your life. What love, what fantastic lovemaking, we can create when we tap into this force of nature and allow it to feed our bodies, our sexuality, our partnership, our lives.

In this workshop we will focus on bringing new aliveness and vitality into all aspects of your being and partnership.

We will tap into the joyful, the fun, the playful forces of nature, the love and our bodies to awaken sexual and personal creativity and pleasure that will feed your romantic connection.

We will commune with our hearts, our energetic selves, the deep truth of our beings and that of our partners in sweet, wild, sparkly fun new ways. Get to know yourself and your partner in a container of love and play that will re-engage the two of you in pleasure and joyful, playful connection.

Enjoy:
~ Energetic bonding
~ Connection processes
~ Sensational play experiences
~ Communication exercises

Each will support you in creating deeper intimacy with your beloved.*

*If you are single or unable to attend with your partner I welcome you to bring any person you would feel comfortable doing intimacy work with and who would also like to learn these processes. You can both take this information home to your partners or prepare for when a beloved enters your lives.

These exercises and meditations can be deeply fun and deeply healing. The intentional movement of energy throughout the body can transmute energy blockages permitting for greater flow of vitality. It can open the heart and allow for more fun, freedom and bliss in your life and in your bed.

This is a sacred sensuality connection class, there is no explicit sex.
All processes are done fully clothed.

Dates:
Friday, March 20, 2020

Time:
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost:
$150 per couple

Registration:
Pre-registration required
Register at: eventbrite.com/e/playful-passion-tickets-95300818313

For more information: ElizabethHariri.com / ElizabethHoneyHariri@gmail.com

Resilience

with Wren Anderson

Saturday, March 21 @ 10:15am - 12:15pm


A Movement Based Expressive Art Group

Are you feeling stuck, navigating a transition, feeling overwhelmed or depressed, or maybe just wanting some extra resources and support for these times? In this 4 session group we will use art, simple mindful movement practices, and witnessing to activate the imagination, and add curiosity, connection, and creativity to our current challenges. The container of art and collective creativity will hold us as we put the physical, mental, and emotional body in motion.

Can be taken as a series or individual class.

For more information on the Tamalpa Life Art Process: http://www.tamalpa.org

Dates:
Saturdays
January 4, 18
February 15
March 21

Time:
10:15am – 12:15pm

Cost:
$15 – $20

Registration:
Pre-registration required
Register by email: wrenandersonlcsw@gmail.com

For more information: wrenandersonlcsw@gmail.com

Spring Women’s Clothing Swap

with Jacqueline Rubinstein

Saturday, April 11 @ 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.


According to Punxsutawney Phil, spring will soon be upon us! Join us at SomaSpace to celebrate the season, release what is not serving you anymore and bring in new energy with a renewed wardrobe! Bring a bag (or more) of clothes that you’re ready to retire for someone to reuse with new life and find a new wardrobe in return!

This seasonal event is So. Much. Goodness! We will be trading clothes, accessories, shoes and jewelry, hanging out, and building community around grown-up dress-up time!

What to expect:
7:15pm ~ Doors open: Check-in and begin laying out clothes by size.
7:30pm ~ Opening Circle: Introductions, intentions, and house rules.
Next ~ Let the swapping begin!

We gather in the spirit of generosity and abundance. To this end, here are the house rules for the swap:
1. Once you have picked up a dozen things at most, try them on and put back what you don’t want.
2. Do not hoard clothes. Be selective and take only what you truly want.
3. Pass along things that you think will fit better on other women.
4. Interact with the other swappers. Be mindful that comments aren’t derogatory, dismissive, or put-downs in any way or could be misconstrued as hurtful or harmful in any way.
5. Relax, take a deep breath, and have fun!

Please bring your own bags to carry your new threads home in.

Women of all sizes, all ages, all backgrounds welcome. Trans-women welcome. Maternity, kids, and baby clothes welcome.

All leftover clothes will be donated to a local non-profit whose mission aligns with the values we hold at SomaSpace!

Date:
Saturday, April 11, 2020

Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Doors open at 7:15pm
Opening Circle at 7:30pm

Cost:
$10 at the door
(Cash highly preferred. Work trade available – please inquire at jacqueline@somaspace.us)
Kids welcome, ages 12 & under are free.

For more information: jacqueline@somaspace.us

The ART of Being Human ~ Level 1

with Jason Digges & Jesse Nolan

Saturday, May 30 @ 10:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday, May 31 @
10:00am – 8:00pm


A weekend immersion into the practices of Authentic Relating

Imagine being yourself and speaking your truth at any moment in your life.
Imagine having grace under fire in times of discomfort, conflict, or stress.
Imagine building connections and relationships that are resilient and designed to last.

Welcome to The ART of Being Human – Level 1: A weekend immersion into the practices of Authentic Relating.

What is Authentic Relating Training?

Our Authentic Relating Training level 1 is a unique and profound course that helps refine communication skills and deepen human connections across all social contexts. From the workplace to the living room, from strangers to partners and everyone in between.

The practices are designed to be as accessible, adoptable, and engaging as possible, so you can apply your new skills to your life right away, with immediate results.

This is not a lecture or seminar – it is a deep dive full-immersion training that emphasizes on embodied and experiential learning and will leave you enlivened, heart and mind-opened, and deeply connected to yourself and others.

This course is truly for everyone – no matter your level of prior experience or training.

Course Details

A team of experienced facilitators will guide you through a thoroughly tested and proven sequence of interactive exercises.

On Day 1 we look into the foundational skills of authentic relating:
~ The Five Practices of Authentic Relating
~ The Three Levels of Conversation
~ The Foundation of Connection
~ Empathy and Authentic Listening
~ The Power of Setting Context
~ Dignity and Humility, Posture and Collapse & Cultivating Equanimity

On Day 2 we focus on the tools and skills you need to lead any relationship towards a greater understanding of one another:
~ The Role of the Witness
~ Cultivating Genuine Curiosity
~ Transforming Conflict into Connection
~ Embracing Discomfort as a Path of Personal Empowerment
~ Relational Aikido & Relational Alchemy

In addition to the course you will receive:
~ A course manual that will help you deepen your practice in everyday life
~ Membership to the ART Graduates Facebook group with access to regular zoom calls, group resources and the opportunity to stay connected with ART graduates worldwide

Please note that this course will be held in English. Small-group and partner exercises can be done in your own language, of course.

About Art International

Our vision is to co-create a more enlivened, awakened, and authentic world through human connection. We believe that we all have the capacity to be bridges – between parts of ourselves, between ourselves and others, and between different communities around the world.

When we transform ourselves, we can then transform our relationships.
When we transform our relationships, we can then transform the world.

We are a team of experienced and passionate facilitators, leaders, coaches, entrepreneurs, and volunteers dedicated to the practice of authentic relating and the production of authentic relating trainings. We’re committed to bringing about a world of healthy, conscious, connected, revealed, enlivened, and intimate relationships, with both self and others.

Dates:
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Time:
10:00am – 8:00pm, both days

Cost:
$295

Registration: 
Pre-registration required
Register at: authenticrelating.co/courses/level-1

For more information: authenticrelatingtraining.co