Events

Body Mythology

with Wren Anderson

Saturday, October 19 @ 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, November 16 @
3:00pm – 6:00pm


We will dance, draw, write, and witness.

This is a Tamalpa Life/Art class, an exploration of body part mythology and metaphor.

Our body is a community of different parts with stories that want to be told. Some parts are powerhouses, others are wounded, all with their own resources and challenges.

We will come together twice for 3 hr sessions using art as a way to renew, update, break through, witness and be witnessed.

We will make dances from body stories, and the creative process will guide us in changing our habitual stories and ways of being, making space to embody the postures and dances that want to emerge.

As always, when we work on our art we work on our lives.

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

No movement or drawing experience is needed. This work is for everyone.

Dates:
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time:
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Cost:
$50 for the two-part series

Registration:
Pre-registration required.
Email to register: wrenandersonlcsw@gmail.com
paypal.me/wrenanderson
Venmo: @wren-anderson-1
Cash App: $wrenchristine

For more information: wrenandersonlcsw@gmail.com

Sex Magic 101 Workshop

with Ani Ferlise

Saturday, October 19 @ 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.


So you want to practice Sex Magic? Wondering what it is? How to do it? It sounds pretty amazing, huh?

Well, let me tell you… it absolutely is. There is no arguing the power, potency, and healing that sex magic brings on a daily basis. And I’m going to teach you some science and ways to go about this incredible act of devotion.

Sex magic is an amazing ritual that can support you to embody the desires that you have.
We can use our primal, life force sexual energy supercharge manifestation — in other words, you can manifest exactly what you want more powerfully than affirmations, journaling, and positive thinking. Sex magic can put desires into action, can aid you in fully visualizing and seeing this goal, feel the ecological needs in order to thrive while having it, and make it freakin’ happen.

This workshop demystifies sex magic in an educational, safe way. In this workshop, we will:
~ Demystify sex magic into a practical daily practice by explaining the neuroscience behind what is happening
~ Take you through a practice to connect with your highest integrity
~ Create a guided meditation and journaling session to create a solid, full picture of what your success would look like in a grounded, practical, embodied way.
~ Guide you through an embodied manifestation with breath to learn the energy circuit of sex magic
~ Come up with daily practices and next steps to fully make moves towards your goal

Just to be clear, there will be no sexual or physical contact during this workshop. This workshop is to help you create an at-home practice with yourself or with a partner as a part of a daily, weekly, or monthly magical routine.

This workshop is for you if:
~ You want to manifest from a place of integrity.
~ You want to manifest quickly, powerfully, and from a fully integrated place.
~ You want to work with the deep parts of your body/mind so that all parts of you are ready to receive your manifestation.
~ You want to know why and how this practice works on your body and brain, beyond the spiritual.
~ You want to feel good while you are working towards your goal and move through your blockages.
~ You are ready to tell your body that you can survive and thrive while having your goal.

Date:
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Time:
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost:
$25
(Work trade available! Please contact Ani at: ani@kozmicryder.com)

Registration:
Drop-in okay, cash
Pre-registration preferred.
Register at: eventbrite.com/e/sex-magic-101-workshop-tickets-74305875875

For more information: ani@kozmicryder.com

Lundberg Yoga School

with Rachel Lundberg

Friday, October 25 @ 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday, October 26 @ 8:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, October 27 @ 8:00am – 1:30pm & 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Monday, October 28 @ 8:00am – 6:00pm


Alignment Based Yoga Teacher Training

The Lundberg Yoga School, Alignment Based Teacher Training program is committed to giving you a strong foundation in Alignment Based Yoga that you will not find elsewhere.

In this program you will receive the knowledge and training you need to teach yoga in a way that is safe and accessible to students of all levels, based on solid body alignment principles. Each teacher training group has the opportunity to learn directly from Rachel Lundberg ERYT-500 as well as from Julie Gudmestad, PT, ERYT 500, Certified Iyengar Instructor, and seven year contributor to Yoga Journal magazine. And, you will now graduate with an Alignment Based Yoga Specialist ™ (ABYS) certification in addition to meeting your credentials with the Yoga Alliance.

There are several certification tracks available:
~ 200 hour RYT, ABYS Level 1
~ 300 hour RYT (to complete your 500 hour RYT), ABYS Level 2
~ Medical Professional Track, ABYS Level 1 or ABYS Level 2
~ RYT Track, ABYS Level 1 or ABYS Level 2

​This detailed, comprehensive, and robust Alignment Based Yoga teacher training is one of a kind! The weekend modules allow those inside and outside the Portland, Oregon area an opportunity to participate. Apply today at www.lundberyoga.com.

200 Hour RYT and ABYS Level 1:
~ Module 1- April 12-15
~ Module 2- June 14-17
~ Module 3- August 2-5
~ Module 4- October 25-28

300 Hour RYT and ABYS Level 2:
~ Module 1- April 12-15
~ Module 2- June 14-17
~ Module 3- August 2-5
~ Module 4- October 25-28
~ Module 5- January 10-13, 2020
~ Module 6-March 6-9, 2020

**Medical Track and RYT ABYS students only meet Friday through Sunday of each module**

Module 4:
Friday, October 25, 2019 ~ 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 ~ 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 ~ 8:00am – 1:30pm & 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Monday, October 28, 2019 ~ 8:00am – 6:00pm

Cost:
See www.lundbergyoga.com for fees

Registration: 
Pre-registration required.
These are modules, and all must be attended in order.
Register at: www.lundbergyoga.com

For more information: rachel@lundbergyoga.com / www.lundbergyoga.com

Women’s Clothing Swap

with Jacqueline Rubinstein

Saturday, November 02 @ 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.


Join us at SomaSpace for an evening of fun at our women’s clothing swap! Release what is not serving you anymore and bring in new energy with the upcoming season and with a renewed wardrobe! 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!

Doors will open at 7:15pm, and there will be an opening circle at 7:30pm. Ground rules will be shared and intentions will be set.

Swapping will begin after the opening circle. If you arrive after 7:30pm, you will be held in the front entranceway for a second circle where ground rules will be shared, and then you will be able to enter the swap. And so on until everyone knows the new expectations around not hoarding and jumping on top of every single thing around you.

Open our hearts and share in the fun! We gather in the spirit of generosity and abundance. To this end, here are our 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 your comments are not 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!

This 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!

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

Date:
Saturday, November 2, 2019

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

Healing Gong Sound Bath

with Laura Li Fong Yee

Saturday, November 30 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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.


Gather together during this time of seasonal shifts, celebration, gratitude and giving. Take some time for yourself, or spend this special event with others to relax, renew, and recover. This will be a time and space where self-care and compassion is celebrated!

Join us for a meditative immersion in the sounds and vibrations of Gong, complimented by other healing instruments.

This Gong Sound Bath will allow your nervous system to relax and your body to experience and remember its own, natural state of healing. The Gong is said to contain all the sounds of the Universe and heals whatever needs to be healed. Appropriate for all seeking stillness, relaxation, meditation, balance, connection, and healing of body, mind and spirit!

There are many props to choose from at the studio, however, participants will be lying down (of course you may choose to sit) for at least an hour so if you have special props to make yourself cozy, please bring them! *It is suggested to arrive ~15 minutes early to get checked in and settled.

~ Doors open at 5:30pm

~ Sorry no late admittance in order to maintain a contained space.

Date:
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time:
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cost:
$18

Registration: 
Drop-in okay, cash, credit
Pre-registration preferred, as space is limited.
Register at: eventbrite.com/e/healing-gong-sound-bath-with-laura-li-fong-yee-tickets-74380657549

For more information: yee.laura.lifong@gmail.com

The Big Sky ~ Animal Hospice and Death Doula Training

with Ute Luppertz

Saturday, December 07 @ 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, December 08 @
11:00am – 4:00pm


A workshop for animal lovers, volunteers and professionals who want to create a peaceful end of life experience for companion animals.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could aid our pets to have a truly peaceful transition at the end of their life?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had a new way of supporting our loved ones and clients when they experience the death of their pet?

This is why I created this one of a kind of workshop based on my many years of experience working with dying pets and their humans.

Our topics include:
~ Creating a compassionate and inclusive culture for the end of life
~ The partnership between humans and their pets
~ The different phases of dying
~ Creating meaningful rituals
~ Holistic end of life care
~ Tools of discernment
~ Holding Space
~ Supporting pet guardians during pet hospice
~ Self Care
~ Coping with pet loss

In this training you will get tools to have a more integrated experience during the end of life process of your own pets and the pets of your clients.

Dates:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 – Sunday, December 8, 2019

Time:
11:00am – 4:00pm, both days

Cost:
Early Bird tuition: $250 if paid in full by 10/1
Early Bird tuition: $275 if paid in full by 11/1
Early Bird tuition: $300 if paid in full by 12/1
Payment plans available by request.

Registration: 
Pre-registration required.
to register, email: petspointofview@gmail.com
Participants are required to fill out a questionnaire and submit a non refundable deposit due at sign up.

For more information: pets-point-of-view.com / petspointofview@gmail.com

New Year’s Cuddle Party®

with Maryam Brown

Saturday, January 04 @ 2:30pm - 6:00pm


Kick off your New Year with a good, hearty dose of Hugs and Healthy Relating! Guest Facilitator Madelon Guinazzo (Cuddle Party® trainer and Co-Founder of Cuddlist®) will be joining us. Delicious refreshments, fun and freeing games, practice knowing and voicing our YESes and NOs, and of course all the (platonic) Cuddles a body could want!

Save 50% with coupon EARLYBIRD (expires Dec 15, $40 is full price)

2:30 Doors Open
3:00 Welcome Circle (doors close; no late admission)
6:00 Closing Circle

Though touch is natural, the skills that make it welcome and enjoyable have to be learned: Skills of communication, boundaries, asking for what you want, and saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ with clarity and kindness.

At a Cuddle Party you can gain:
~ Clarity and confidence
~ Boundary and communication skills
~ Comfort, support and encouragement
~ The secrets to welcome, relaxed, non-sexual touch

What to bring:
~ Clean, fresh, comfy clothes (PJs are just fine!) to change into
~ Optional: snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share

Date:
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Time:
2:30pm – 6:00pm

Cost:
Early Bird tuition: $20 until 12/15
Regular tuition: $40

Registration: 
Drop-in okay, cash
Pre-registration preferred, as space is limited.
Register at: bit.ly/2kJeRn6

For more information: contact@touchpositiveLLC.com / 503-893-2622

Priestess Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership

with Suzanne Sterling & Ravyn Stanfield

Saturday, February 29 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, March 1 @
10:00am – 4:00pm


The time is now. Are you ready? The world needs you.

To step into Sacred Leadership
Connected Leadership
Relational Leadership
Responsible Leadership

Our modern world is demanding a new kind of creative and intuitive leadership while a widespread hunger for experiences of the sacred in daily life becomes more and more clear. Are you longing to change the world, the culture, or simply your workplace? Have you wondered how you could integrate the tools of ritual and other sacred arts into your every day? How to make your activism sacred? As you are called into action, are you able to transform your passion into your service and your offering? Where are your strengths? What are the edges you are pushing, the gifts you want to pursue?

Skilled and sacred leadership is one of the most important gifts we can give this chaotic world. We have inherited a culture that bears the wounds of colonization and systemic oppression and as visionary leaders, we have to heal it.

This is not a training about spiritually bypassing what is real so we can only feel good.
This is not a training that allows us to feel empowered but separated from those who are suffering the challenges of our time.
This is a get down in the dirt and learn some real skills kind of training.

Skills like:
~ How do we communicate and create with others who may not be like us?
~ How do we boldly introduce new ways of relating that are connective, respectful and deeply rooted in spiritual values?
~ How do we create transformative experiences of collective joy?

Sacred leadership can be collaborative, cooperative, and a force for true change. Staying silent is the opposite of brave. Where can you speak up, support the most vulnerable of us? Reclaiming your voice can be terrifying, but you don’t have to do it alone.

Sacred leadership asks us to to move into a deeper relationship with our ancestral spiritual traditions, and also create inclusive, multicultural ritual that unites disparate communities behind shared intentions.

Sacred leadership does not shrink from the unraveling of racism, sexism, classism and the multiplicity of ways humans harm and exclude each other. These times are demanding we do our part to make social justice based rituals that are ecstatic, non-binary, and evolutionary.

In this training, we grow our capacity to hold people in transformation, learn from our mistakes, mediate conflicts, and create meaningful rituals that serve all beings. We share what is so painful and exciting about being alive right now. We remember what is worth fighting for and what qualities leaders need in the real world to bring The Great Turning to life.

The Priestess Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership will explore tangible skills in multiple ritual modalities that will provide a foundation for your own priestessing and establish practices to deepen your connection to the sacred. This apprenticeship is open to adults of all genders and spiritual backgrounds.

Skills cultivated will include:
~ Developing a grounding and centering personal practice
~ Creating sacred containers for transformative work
~ Discovering your unique abilities, super powers, self awareness
~ Effective communication skills
~ Growing confidence and charisma through radical self responsibility
~ Transforming stagnant patterns
~ Working with the five elements: air, fire, water, earth and spirit
~ Working with ancestors of spiritual craft
~ Raising, changing and containing energy
~ Creating ritual for various situations
~ Leading trance, guided meditation and other ritual technologies
~ Shadow stalking, projection, and boundaries
~ Collaboration and shared power
~ Learning to find inspiration, trust yourself, ask for help
~ Developing personal vision for leadership
~ Crafting ritual for social justice and community building

Dates:
2020
February 29 – March 1
April 4 – April 5
May 2 – May 3
June 6 – June 7
September 19 – September 20
October 10 – October 11
November 14 – November 15
December 5 – December 6
(No workshops in July/August)
2021
January 9 – January 10

Time:
10:00am – 4:00pm Daily

Cost:
Early Bird: $1800 through October 1, 2019
Pre-Registration: $1900 through November 15, 2019
Full Registration: $2000 through February 29, 2020

Registration: 
Registration required.
To register: eventbrite.com/e/sacred-leadership-training-in-portland-with-suzanne-and-ravyn-tickets-63702874011

For more information: suzannesterling.com/sacred-leadership-online-course