Events

Qoya: Coming Home

with Elan McAllister

Tuesday, December 12 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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.


In this Qoya class we’ll explore through movement the concept of “home” – as a physical space, as a sense of belonging and as a relationship with self, other and spirit. What does it feel like in your body to “come home?” What has the journey home looked and felt like for you?

What is Qoya?
Qoya is a dance practice based on the idea that through moving our bodies, we remember. We remember our essence as women is Wise, Wild and Free.

Wise, Wild and Free also draw reference to the movement forms that we will practice:
Wise: the wisdom of yoga
Wild: the creative expression in dance
Free: expanding our capacity to enjoy our bodies through sensual movement

There are no levels to Qoya and there is no way to do it wrong – you’ll know you’re doing Qoya right if it feels good in your body!

Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost: $20.00

Registration: elan-vital.ticketleap.com/qoyacominghome/
No extra charge for drop-in; cash or check only at door

For more information contact:elanvmc@gmail.com

Winter Women’s Clothing Swap!

with SomaSpace

Friday, December 15 @ 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Need to find some cozy threads for winter?! It’s that time again! We are hosting another clothing swap to kick off the winter season!!  This is a great chance to get new clothes for the holidays!

Join us at the SomaSpace for a super fun evening of our women’s clothing swap! Bring a bag 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. Fun! We will be trading clothes, hanging out, and building community around grown-up dress-up time!

Women of all ages, sizes, walks of life welcome! Trans-women welcome.

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

All leftover clothes will be donated to Dress for Success Oregon, an awesome non-profit that offers professional attire and coaching for job interviews for women. They use non-dressy clothes for a tag sale fundraiser, too!

This time around we’re extending the event due to popularity ~ please come by any time between 5:00pm & 9:00pm to check out the swap ~ stay as long as you want and leave when you feel you’ve found everything you’re looking for!

We’ll be reorganizing our system to have the clothes laid out by size instead of type ~ hopefully this will make the swap go more smoothly and easier for everyone to find some amazing gems!

Clothing Swap update – due to popularity, extend hours, great chance to get new clothes for the holidays, we will reorganize system (by size)

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost: $10 at the door
(Cash highly preferred. Work trade available – please inquire.)

The Magical Healing of Essence

with Gabrielli LaChiara

Saturday, December 16 @ 10:30am - 1:30pm


Cultivating deep and powerful inner knowing, the journey to awakening

Join Gabrielli LaChiara and the Infinity School at their Portland, OR debut! A special introduction to the Infinity Healing Practice!

We are living in a time of great upheaval; as the world around us continues to be chaotic and violent on a local, national, and global scale, how do we remain embodied and guided by our essence? How, when we are being challenged by such profound outside forces, do we continue to awaken to our individual potency?

Join us and explore these questions as you learn tangible tools designed to align and awaken to your individual potency. This healing journey will illuminate and confront the myriad systems of oppression that beleaguer us as a global community in a sacred, safe container that honors each individual’s particular identities and contexts that might inform or impact healing.

In particular, this workshop will utilize the following tools, techniques, and protocols:

~ How to shift, clear, activate and move energy; learning the power of energy alignment.
~ Applied Kinesiology: muscle response testing is an amazing way to access the innate intelligence of your body.
~ Living in the Question: activations and clearings to ignite shifts in awareness. We will explore the ways we can use activations as a gateway to insight and perception.
~ Neural Pathway Exercises: Brain Gym and Neural-Organizational Technique are simple tools that strengthen the nervous system and reset the fight, flight, freeze response.

In order to show up for each other and our communities during challenging times, we must first strengthen and support ourselves. The Infinity School of Healing affirms all people regardless of their age, culture, dis/abilities, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, political views, and socioeconomic status, and Gabrielli LaChiara’s workshops are committed to providing an affirming, enlivening, and safe-space for all people. There are no prerequisites for attending this workshop other than having an open mind and heart, a desire to learn, and a willingness to experience life and living more fully.

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Cost: $25 – $90 per person
We have a large sliding scale to accommodate those in financial need. We do not turn people away due to money. Please adjust your sliding scale as you need, and know that any gift higher than the bottom will support someone in need.

Registrationwww.gabrielli.org/events/
Advance registration helps us ensure we can run the program but day-of drop-in and payments at the door also welcomed!

Nectar Fusion

with Antje Schaefer

Saturday, December 16 @ 9:00pm - Sunday, December 17 @ 1:00am

Usually recurs every 3rd Saturday.

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.


An incubator for exploring deeper connection through co-created movement

Join us for monthly nights of movement education, dancing, and exceptional music in this nurturing connective space. While the common language shares the framework of traditional social dance, creative expression, authentic connection and play take precedence over form! We believe stronger communities form where life is celebrated in music and dance with one another and see dance as a language with the power to bridge interpersonal and cultural divisions.

Our intention is to provide:
*A welcoming, inclusive environment that feels safe and judgment-free
*A gateway into the partner dance world and creative expression
*A nexus for community and authentic connection

Each event includes an ALL LEVELS class that supports up-leveling dance connection and skills, and three hours of dancing, with occasional cutting-edge LIVE musical acts.

Dates:
December 16, 2017

Time:
Class: 9:00pm – 10:00pm (no partner or experience necessary)
Dance: 10:00pm – 1:00am
Community Social Time: 1am+

Cost: $12-20 sliding scale, cash only (class included)

For more information, check out the Nectar Fusion Facebook group for upcoming event details and other special events and community outings.

MoonDance

with Marina Salonga

Sunday, December 17 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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 guided moving meditation to live music through the four elements

MoonDance is a time to connect with yourself and with nature, and express this through your body. MoonDance uses imagery of the forces and elements of nature to create freedom in the body and the spirit. You will connect to nature from the inside and use that connection to inspire movement. Partially guided and partially exploratory, you will experience how to move your body in raw expression of the simplest processes that exist on earth – the falling of a leaf, a wave in the ocean – while also expressing your own relationship with these natural occurrences. By connecting with nature from the inside, even in the middle of the city, and moving this energy through our bodies, we can nourish ourselves in a way that leaves us feeling grounded, energized and whole.

This event is offered as a way to connect deeply with your self through movement and non-mental self-reflection. Others who have attended have gone through profound emotional processing and healing of past and present events in their lives. Through this exploration of our connection with and the qualities of each element we can connect with different aspects of ourselves and find our own relationship with all the qualities that exist on earth. The beautiful live music allows for a rich experience, carrying the dancers through their journey in a warm and enveloping atmosphere, while having the ability to follow the subtle changes in the flow of the session.

This MoonDance combines all four elements into a single session, to make a complete journey. We are excited to be accompanied this time by the music of Portland’s own Annie Sea. http://annieseamusic.com/

MoonDance has been to three different countries, presenting in three languages.
Please join us for this unique opportunity!
Open to all genders and ages.
No experience necessary.
Limited to 30 participants maximum.

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost: $30-$40 sliding scale

Registration: Required – To register: email marina@theinnerwell.com AND pay through paypal (paypal.me/marinasalonga)

If the event does not fill up, registration at the door will be accepted.

For more information, see these Facebook events:
https://www.facebook.com/events/129226761116458/
https://www.facebook.com/moondancecourse/

Parent Child Partner Acro

with Marina Salonga

Saturday, December 23 @ 10:30am - 11:30pm


Come have fun with your kid(s) while learning acrobatic balancing positions from a professional circus artist and parent in town from Montreal. The workshop will include a fun warm-up, some solo balancing and movement on the ground, and then different acro balance positions you can do with your child. Kids love to fly! We always work in groups so there will always be a spotter for you and your child’s safety. No experience necessary. Great activity for mothers or fathers! For kids age 18 months and up.

Date: Saturday, December 23, 2017

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Cost: Price per parent/child duo: $20

$5 for each additional family member

For more information contact: marina@marinadance.com 

 

 

The Path to Nirvana: Her Rhythmic Sex Drive

with Suzanne Mathis McQueen & Dr. Kayla Luhrs

Friday, January 05 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Women love sex as much as men. Their primal bodies and expansively connected minds simply have a broader definition of what that means and requires more variety. If that sounds overwhelming, no worries! There is a logical and predictable pattern to her needs. If you’re game, you’ll soon come to realize that not only does this work out very well for you too, but it is much more interesting and fun.

The 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks revolutionary approach to the hormones begins by breaking down a woman’s monthly rhythm into 4 guided weeks, making it easy for a partner to align with her rhythmic sex-drive, as well as communicate more easily and support her in a way that is empowering to both people. This popular workshop is a must for any couple that truly wants to get it right. Come and learn the easy-to-understand primal design of what makes her tick.

You’ll wish you had learned this a long time ago.

Date: Friday, January 5, 2018

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost: 
EARLY BIRD! $35 PER COUPLE if pre-registered by December 15th
$44 PER COUPLE if pre-registered by January 4th

$49 PER COUPLE at the door, cash only.
We are a nonprofit, so the tickets are tax deductible.

NOTE: There will also be a 5-hour workshop for women on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Attend BOTH workshops for $100!

Registration: sacredcyclebliss/events

For more information contact: kayla@mooncyclemedicine.org

Sacred Cycle Bliss: From Loathing to Loving Your Hormones

with Suzanne Mathis McQueen & Dr. Kayla Luhrs

Sunday, January 07 @ 11:00am - 4:00pm


Dr. Kayla Luhrs and Suzanne Mathis McQueen, author of 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks, are feeling called to gather the women for a day of sisterhood, connection, and inspiring teachings about the 4 phases every female needs to know & remember about the ancient wisdom of her hormones; a remarkable navigational system and body clock that guides each woman to make optimal decisions in health, business, leadership, & love.

There will be an opening ritual, interactive presentation, talking circle and closing ceremony.  Material covered includes the 3 tribes of women, the 4 phases, the female body clock, natural rhythms, the 12 muses, and your rhythmic sex drive.

Healthy seasonal Ayurvedic lunch will be offered as well as themed door prizes!

Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: 
EARLY BIRD! $75 if pre-registered by December 15th
$87 if pre-registered by January 6th

$98 at the door, cash only
We are a nonprofit, so the tickets are tax deductible.

NOTE: There will also be a 2-hour workshop for couples on Friday, January 5, 2018.
Attend BOTH workshops for $100!

Registration: sacredcyclebliss/events

For more information contact: kayla@mooncyclemedicine.org