Welcome to my Calendar!

If you’re looking for things to do that will help you reconnect with yourself, you’re in the right place!

My offerings include many options to meet your yearning for a life that is congruent—aligned with who you are and how you want to be in the world.

Dec
6
Sun
Soloist at Church
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Soloist at Church @ Unity Church Unitarian | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

I don’t perform very much these days, but I’ll be singing at my church, Unity Unitarian, in St. Paul for all three services: 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 4:30 pm. I’d love to see you there!

I sing a mixture of original and medieval celticky music. Check out my music (and CDs).

One audience member said “Your music reminds me of my ancient celtic roots and resonates deeply in my soul.”

Dec
8
Tue
Singing at “The Unruly Mystic” Film Showing
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Singing at "The Unruly Mystic" Film Showing @ Carondelet Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join us for the premiere showing of a new documentary telling the story of a powerful but still little-known saint and muse who invites us to experience the ordinary touching the divine. Filmmaker Michael Conti tells the story of Hildegard of Bingen and explores the ways she continues to have a profound impact on today’s theologians, artists, musicians and educators.

Following the film, Mary Kaye Medinger and Sue Swanson will facilitate a conversation around how Hildegard inspires us. Katy Taylor, who has studied Hildegard’s music, will lead us in singing chants and melodies.

Dec
9
Wed
Mid-Advent Singing Meditation
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hildegard von BingenGather on two Wednesday evenings during Advent to deepen your Advent journey with sacred chant and silent prayer/meditation. (12/9 & 12/16). Learn and sing music from medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen as well as other sacred music.

No prior professional singing experience necessary.

Hosted by the CSJ Membership and Association Offices (Celeste’s Dream, Consociate Services and Sister Membership).

Dec
10
Thu
Tea Time with Katy–FREE Intro Call
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tea Time Learn More--border-smGive yourself the gift of spiritual practice support so you can align your life around what really matters in the New Year!

In Tea Time with Katy, a virtual practice group, I am bringing together some of the practices that nourish me on a regular basis—drinking tea, living in rhythm with cycles and seasons, meditation, looking inside, mindfulness practices, and being in relationship with each other.

Dec
12
Sat
Cultivating Presence for the Holidays
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is part of the MN-IEA Member Appreciation Brunch. You need to join the organization to attend it.

Brain-Wave Coach Dr. Anna Vazquez on cello and Certified Riso-Hudson Enneagram Teacher and Holistic Health & Wellness Coach Katy Taylor take you on a journey exploring Presence—what supports us to be more present and what gets in the way. Together, we’ll explore presence experientially and use the map of the Enneagram to understand type-specific triggers that cause us to lose presence. We’ll come up with ways to recognize when we leave presence as well as ways to find our way back home.

Dec
16
Wed
Lenten Singing Meditation
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hildegard von BingenGather on two Wednesday evenings during Lent to deepen your Lenten journey with sacred chant and silent prayer/meditation. (3/2 & 3/9). Learn and sing music from medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen as well as other sacred music.

No prior professional singing experience necessary.

Hosted by the CSJ Membership and Association Offices (Celeste’s Dream, Consociate Services and Sister Membership).

Lenten Singing Meditation
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hildegard von BingenGather on two Wednesday evenings during Lent to deepen your Lenten journey with sacred chant and silent prayer/meditation. (3/2 & 3/9). Learn and sing music from medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen as well as other sacred music.

No prior professional singing experience necessary.

Hosted by the CSJ Membership and Association Offices (Celeste’s Dream, Consociate Services and Sister Membership).

Mid-Advent Singing Meditation
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hildegard von BingenGather on two Wednesday evenings during Advent to deepen your Advent journey with sacred chant and silent prayer/meditation. (12/9 & 12/16). Learn and sing music from medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen as well as other sacred music.

No prior professional singing experience necessary.

Hosted by the CSJ Membership and Association Offices (Celeste’s Dream, Consociate Services and Sister Membership).

Dec
21
Mon
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Solstice Celebration @ Unity Church Unitarian | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!

Jan
30
Sat
Welcoming Joy Workshop
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

joy cropNote: This workshop is part of a full-day women’s retreat.

What if joy were always here, within reach, within us, but we just weren’t mindful enough to recognize it?

Join me to explore how we can use the natural rhythm of our daily lives to mindfully welcome joy through various practices including meditation, movement, and music.

* The image of the woman bursting out of a flower is from a painting by Melissa Harris. Check out her beautiful work.

Mar
2
Wed
Lenten Singing Meditation
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hildegard von BingenGather on two Wednesday evenings during Lent to deepen your Lenten journey with sacred chant and silent prayer/meditation. (3/2 & 3/9). Learn and sing music from medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen as well as other sacred music.

No prior professional singing experience necessary.

Hosted by the CSJ Membership and Association Offices (Celeste’s Dream, Consociate Services and Sister Membership).

Mar
9
Wed
Lenten Singing Meditation
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hildegard von BingenGather on two Wednesday evenings during Lent to deepen your Lenten journey with sacred chant and silent prayer/meditation. (3/2 & 3/9). Learn and sing music from medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen as well as other sacred music.

No prior professional singing experience necessary.

Hosted by the CSJ Membership and Association Offices (Celeste’s Dream, Consociate Services and Sister Membership).

Apr
26
Tue
The Transformational Journey of Menopause
Apr 26 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

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facilitated by Katy Taylor, Holistic Life Coach & Susan Gillette, LAC

This event is full. Let me know if you’d like to join the Wait List.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you didn’t feel so overwhelmed or confused in your mid-life journey into or through menopause?

What if you could understand your body’s changes, not to mention the emotional and spiritual upheaval?

Would you like support to make sense of these changes rather than just get rid of symptoms?

Are you ready to makes some real shifts in your habits, lifestyle, attitude?

And wouldn’t you feel more at ease if you had the support of teachings for your body, heart, mind, and soul, as well as a community of like-minded women? 

Imagine if this mid-life time could be one of transformation
one of deep learning, acceptance, and wisdom.

I know how crazy-making moving toward, in, and through menopause can be. I’ve been living it, too! It shakes up business as usual. It brings up all sorts of confusing emotions and often anger. It invites us to make big changes to our lives. It can feel very overwhelming.

The truth is: There is wisdom in this natural process. We can learn how to align ourselves with the changes that are happening in our bodysouls (body-heart-mind-soul), and ride the waves into the most exciting, fulfilling, and heart-open time of our lives!

Read more and register by Sunday, April 24th.

May
3
Tue
The Transformational Journey of Menopause
May 3 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

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facilitated by Katy Taylor, Holistic Life Coach & Susan Gillette, LAC

This event is full. Let me know if you’d like to join the Wait List.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you didn’t feel so overwhelmed or confused in your mid-life journey into or through menopause?

What if you could understand your body’s changes, not to mention the emotional and spiritual upheaval?

Would you like support to make sense of these changes rather than just get rid of symptoms?

Are you ready to makes some real shifts in your habits, lifestyle, attitude?

And wouldn’t you feel more at ease if you had the support of teachings for your body, heart, mind, and soul, as well as a community of like-minded women? 

Imagine if this mid-life time could be one of transformation
one of deep learning, acceptance, and wisdom.

I know how crazy-making moving toward, in, and through menopause can be. I’ve been living it, too! It shakes up business as usual. It brings up all sorts of confusing emotions and often anger. It invites us to make big changes to our lives. It can feel very overwhelming.

The truth is: There is wisdom in this natural process. We can learn how to align ourselves with the changes that are happening in our bodysouls (body-heart-mind-soul), and ride the waves into the most exciting, fulfilling, and heart-open time of our lives!

Read more and register by Sunday, April 24th.

May
10
Tue
The Transformational Journey of Menopause
May 10 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

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facilitated by Katy Taylor, Holistic Life Coach & Susan Gillette, LAC

This event is full. Let me know if you’d like to join the Wait List.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you didn’t feel so overwhelmed or confused in your mid-life journey into or through menopause?

What if you could understand your body’s changes, not to mention the emotional and spiritual upheaval?

Would you like support to make sense of these changes rather than just get rid of symptoms?

Are you ready to makes some real shifts in your habits, lifestyle, attitude?

And wouldn’t you feel more at ease if you had the support of teachings for your body, heart, mind, and soul, as well as a community of like-minded women? 

Imagine if this mid-life time could be one of transformation
one of deep learning, acceptance, and wisdom.

I know how crazy-making moving toward, in, and through menopause can be. I’ve been living it, too! It shakes up business as usual. It brings up all sorts of confusing emotions and often anger. It invites us to make big changes to our lives. It can feel very overwhelming.

The truth is: There is wisdom in this natural process. We can learn how to align ourselves with the changes that are happening in our bodysouls (body-heart-mind-soul), and ride the waves into the most exciting, fulfilling, and heart-open time of our lives!

Read more and register by Sunday, April 24th.

May
24
Tue
The Transformational Journey of Menopause
May 24 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

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facilitated by Katy Taylor, Holistic Life Coach & Susan Gillette, LAC

This event is full. Let me know if you’d like to join the Wait List.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you didn’t feel so overwhelmed or confused in your mid-life journey into or through menopause?

What if you could understand your body’s changes, not to mention the emotional and spiritual upheaval?

Would you like support to make sense of these changes rather than just get rid of symptoms?

Are you ready to makes some real shifts in your habits, lifestyle, attitude?

And wouldn’t you feel more at ease if you had the support of teachings for your body, heart, mind, and soul, as well as a community of like-minded women? 

Imagine if this mid-life time could be one of transformation
one of deep learning, acceptance, and wisdom.

I know how crazy-making moving toward, in, and through menopause can be. I’ve been living it, too! It shakes up business as usual. It brings up all sorts of confusing emotions and often anger. It invites us to make big changes to our lives. It can feel very overwhelming.

The truth is: There is wisdom in this natural process. We can learn how to align ourselves with the changes that are happening in our bodysouls (body-heart-mind-soul), and ride the waves into the most exciting, fulfilling, and heart-open time of our lives!

Read more and register by Sunday, April 24th.

Jun
26
Sun
Worship Service–The Kindest Thing
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Being kind to yourself is not a luxury. Being kind to yourself is not selfish. In fact, being kind opens the way for real growth and healing on all levels. Come explore the radical act of self-compassion with Katy and Worship Associate Rene Meyer-Grimberg to learn how it can change your life!

Oct
18
Tue
Choosing Happiness Habits: Using the Enneagram, Mindfulness & Play
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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SERIES CANCELED:

We heard from a number of you

that a half- or full-day would fit your life better,

so we’ll be back in touch!

Do you find yourself too busy to have fun? Are you frequently being drawn back into thinking about difficult things? Maybe life is just feeling hard and unsatisfying?
 
There has been an enormous amount of research recently on the body-mind connection, brain science, and the habits and behaviors of happy people. We also know that the Enneagram helps us profoundly in understanding our own desires, needs, and habits. In this series, we will explore choices we can make to create more self-understanding, self-acceptance, and happiness.

A truly happy person thinks more clearly and openly and is more likely to affect others in a positive way and to attract good things in their life. Join us in this experiential workshop to find out how you can create happiness habits that will bring you more joy, ease, and a life you want to live! Knowledge of your own Enneagram type required.

Questions? Contact Katy.

To Register: Registration Deadline: Noon, Thursday, Oct. 13th

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Your Facilitators

Katy Taylor is a Holistic Life Coach, a Riso-Hudson Enneagram Teacher, a Way of the Happy Woman® Teacher, and a SomaYoga Teacher. She loves helping curious and soulful people practice presence so they can feel at home in their bodies and at ease & resilient in their lives. Katy helps people get in touch with their own inner wisdom so they can trust and accept who they are, one mindful choice at a time. www.katytaylor.com

Becky Myrick, M. Div, MA, is a spiritual & wellness counselor, a teacher of holistic living & of creativity which comes from our own body wisdom. She loves to dive into soul work with people, helping her clients find & follow callings, and become more fully creative. She is certified leader in InterPlay, a Higher Brain Living practitioner, an Enneagram teacher, and a lover of participatory arts exploration. www.beckymyrick.com

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Dec
21
Wed
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice Spiral

Join the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!

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Jan
7
Sat
Choosing Happiness Habits: Using the Enneagram, Mindfulness & Play
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Do you find yourself too busy to have fun? Are you frequently being drawn back into thinking about difficult things? Maybe life is just feeling hard and unsatisfying?
 
There has been an enormous amount of research recently on the body-mind connection, brain science, and the habits and behaviors of happy people. We also know that the Enneagram helps us profoundly in understanding our own desires, needs, and habits. In this series, we will explore choices we can make to create more self-understanding, self-acceptance, and happiness.

A truly happy person thinks more clearly and openly and is more likely to affect others in a positive way and to attract good things in their life. Join us in this experiential workshop to find out how you can create happiness habits that will bring you more joy, ease, and a life you want to live! Knowledge of your own Enneagram type required.

Questions and to Register: Contact Katy.

Sign Up Now: Limited to 8 People!

Your Facilitators

Katy Taylor is a Holistic Life Coach, a Riso-Hudson Enneagram Teacher, a Way of the Happy Woman® Teacher, and a SomaYoga Teacher. She loves helping curious and soulful people practice presence so they can feel at home in their bodies and at ease & resilient in their lives. Katy helps people get in touch with their own inner wisdom so they can trust and accept who they are, one mindful choice at a time. www.katytaylor.com

Becky Myrick, M. Div, MA, is a spiritual & wellness counselor, a teacher of holistic living & of creativity which comes from our own body wisdom. She loves to dive into soul work with people, helping her clients find & follow callings, and become more fully creative. She is certified leader in InterPlay, a Higher Brain Living practitioner, an Enneagram teacher, and a lover of participatory arts exploration. www.beckymyrick.com

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Jan
9
Mon
Free 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Online Journey
Jan 9 – Jan 13 all-day

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This is my version of the popular “Challenge.”

A perfect way to get back on track after the holidays
and to start your New Year with Presence!

For 5 days, you’ll receive daily emails with practice suggestions, and we’ll support each other in a private facebook group, sharing our triumphs and our struggles. I’ll lovingly hold your hand as you try on simple, doable changes to create more presence in your life.

Join me to get excited about your life again
because you’ll be aligned with its innate support, rhythm, and beauty.
You’ll be living your life with sacred intention and practice.

Feb
7
Tue
The Enneagram and Your Inner Family
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The EnneagramGurdjieff taught that we are not one unified person, but a collection of many separate selves. Various psychological systems also recognize we are made of many parts. We will explore how our ego uses a multitude of separate selves to enliven and strengthen our particular Enneagram personality type.

Becoming aware of and including these often-unconscious parts of our inner family is a key step of the journey of awakening, which is always about coming back to our innate wholeness. We will practice listening to each inner self’s unique perspective to bring these disparate parts of ourselves into one harmonious whole.

This event is part of the MN International Enneagram Association programming. It is free to MN-IEA members. 1st-time guests can attend for free. A $45 membership gives you all MN-IEA events for free, except for national presenters.

Mar
23
Thu
Voice Medicine: Chanting & Laughing
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As a longtime singer and a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, chanting and laughing have been an integral part of my life! I started singing as a little girl and it has always been a way for me to keep connected with my deepest sense of self—to a place that I find difficult to explain with words. When I found Laughter Yoga, I found it also brought a deep sense of connection, this one with a distinctly joyful affect!

In this Energy Medicine Salon, I welcome the opportunity to explore more consciously the effect on our being of using our voices in these ways.

Tones come through the human channel as unique and varied voices, even though many say all sound comes from a primordial and common source. There are various theories about certain tones corresponding to and/or eliciting specific energetic responses, but what I find most interesting is how people produce and respond to tone differently.

This evening, we will explore:

  • The energetic effect of tones from our individual experience
  • The energetic effect of different vocal expressions of tone
  • The interface between tone and silence
  • Singing meditation
  • Laughter yoga
  • The healing benefits of sound

Advance registration is required. Registration closes the day prior to the event.

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Mar
25
Sat
Releasing Our Hearts: Working with the Passions & Virtues of the Nine Enneagram Types
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Each of the nine Enneagram types suffers from a core emotional distortion—our type’s Passion. Identified by early esoteric Christians as hamartia, or “missing the mark,” this distortion in our Heart Center blocks our access to states such as Love, or Joy, or Unity, the essential feeling-states of our higher emotional centers. In many of the world’s spiritual traditions, including Sufism, Buddhism, esoteric Christianity, Goddess-centered spirituality, and the Gurdjieff work, releasing our hearts from this bondage is seen as the central aim of spiritual practice.

Join Dave Hall and Katy Taylor for a day of releasing and healing our emotional centers. We will explore the subtleties of our own personal experience with our type’s Passion, and we will engage in practices designed to cultivate and strengthen the spiritual capacities we need to release our Passion’s grip on our lives. As this grip loosens and releases, we begin to develop the innate potentials of our type’s Virtue, the deep emotional capacity of the truly awakened heart.

This workshop will combine presentation, exercises, discussion, and coaching to give all participants a vivid personal experience of the transformative journey from Passion to Virtue.

To benefit fully from this workshop, a working knowledge of your Enneagram type is necessary.

Lunch is BYO hot or cold—the Fellowship Hall where we eat has a full kitchen!

Registration: Payment in full via Paypal below or Contact Katy to send a check

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Apr
24
Mon
Free, 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Online Journey
Apr 24 – Apr 28 all-day

This is my version of the popular “Challenge.”

A perfect way to do a Spring refresh and renew for your spiritual practice life!

For 5 days, you’ll receive daily emails with practice suggestions, and we’ll support each other in a private facebook group, sharing our triumphs and our struggles. I’ll lovingly hold your hand as you try on simple, doable changes to create more presence in your life.

Join me to get excited about your life again
because you’ll be aligned with its innate support, rhythm, and beauty.
You’ll be living your life with sacred intention and practice.

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May
28
Sun
Worship Service–Everyday Sacred Embodiment
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Embodiment is such a buzz word these days. What does it really mean? And what’s the big deal about being in your body? Join Interfaith Minister Katy Taylor and Worship Associate Betsy Carter to explore these questions and consider how this all fits into the times we are living in. Come curious and ready to inquire!

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Jun
25
Sun
Worship Service–Unfolding the Heart
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Is there anything between you and being at home in yourself? For most of us, there is, a lot of the time. Come explore, with Interfaith Minister Katy Taylor and Worship Associate Rene Meyer-Grimberg, what gets in the way of a free and open heart, and what we can do about it.

Oct
7
Sat
The Journey from Dualism to Wholeness: Learning to Live the Law of Three
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Our Western culture, our family upbringing, and even the way our brains are wired all support a dualistic perspective on life. Our lives begin with a banishment from the oneness of the womb into an either/or world of pleasure vs. pain and good vs. bad. At some primal level, we even approach our spiritual work as an attempt to transcend our humanity and become a different, more “holy” being.

What if, as Gurdjieff and the mystical paths of most faith traditions have taught, we don’t have to live constantly in this land of duality? What if we could learn how to integrate body, heart, and mind, how to trust the deeper wisdom of Third Force, restoring us to a more whole, mysterious, and inclusive perspective? From this place, we suffer less, enjoy our lives more, and live with more ease, clarity, and compassion.

Join Dave Hall and Katy Taylor for a day of heartfelt, embodied exploration of how living the Law of Three can radically transform our experience of ourselves in the world. This is a highly experiential workshop, so wear clothing you feel comfortable moving in and come ready to explore and play with your fellow seekers in the Enneagram community!

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Oct
18
Wed
Unfolding the Heart: The Journey of Forgiveness
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

This is a 4-part series: October 18th & 25th, November 1st & 15th.

Is there anything between you and being at home in yourself? For most of us, there is, a lot of the time. Come explore what gets in the way of a free and open heart and what we can do about it—using the wisdom of the Enneagram, mindfulness, and your own loving presence.

In this 4-part series, we’ll dive deep into the false type assumptions, stories, and beliefs that get in the way of forgiving ourselves and others. With practices to engage all three centers, we’ll inquire into, come to understand, and meet with compassion the ways that we block our hearts. And we’ll courageously try on new ways of being, feeling, and thinking to forge new neural pathways and create a life worth living.

Contact Katy with questions.


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Nov
30
Thu
Women’s Yoga, Evening Practice–November 30th cancelled!
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This class is cancelled Thursday, November 30th as I’ll be out of town. See you on the 7th!

This class meets weekly on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm.

Relax, renew, and restore with SomaYoga, Yin Yoga, meditation, and embodiment practices specifically designed for a woman’s body, heart, mind, and soul.

Yoga, as we practice it in the US, has been developed by men for a man’s body, not a woman’s. Our curves, our different hormonal cycles, our neurological wiring, and the body tyranny we face in our culture… these all call out for a different way of practicing.

Women’s yoga, as I’ve been studying and practicing it, is about creating space for you as a woman to express and be all of yourself through your body. It is a way of inhabiting your body in an inquisitive way, of coming home to how a pose can flex, move, curve, and flow to feel good and opening and inviting in your woman’s body.

Women’s Yoga is an embodiment practice that includes all impulses of life—messy, chaotic, calm, curvy… however inhabiting your body and life from the inside expresses on the outside. Allowing your body her full expression is what creates the space to deepen your presence and feel more trust and acceptance of yourself. Read more.

I would love to practice with you!

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Dec
7
Thu
Women’s Yoga, Evening Practice
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This class meets weekly on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm.

Relax, renew, and restore with SomaYoga, Yin Yoga, meditation, and embodiment practices specifically designed for a woman’s body, heart, mind, and soul.

Yoga, as we practice it in the US, has been developed by men for a man’s body, not a woman’s. Our curves, our different hormonal cycles, our neurological wiring, and the body tyranny we face in our culture… these all call out for a different way of practicing.

Women’s yoga, as I’ve been studying and practicing it, is about creating space for you as a woman to express and be all of yourself through your body. It is a way of inhabiting your body in an inquisitive way, of coming home to how a pose can flex, move, curve, and flow to feel good and opening and inviting in your woman’s body.

Women’s Yoga is an embodiment practice that includes all impulses of life—messy, chaotic, calm, curvy… however inhabiting your body and life from the inside expresses on the outside. Allowing your body her full expression is what creates the space to deepen your presence and feel more trust and acceptance of yourself. Read more.

I would love to practice with you!

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Dec
21
Thu
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice Spiral

Join the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!

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Jan
8
Mon
Free, 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Online Journey
Jan 8 – Jan 12 all-day

This is my version of the popular “Challenge.”

A perfect way to get back on track after the holidays
and to start your New Year with presence!

For 5 days, you’ll receive daily emails with practice suggestions, and we’ll support each other in a private facebook group, sharing our triumphs and our struggles. I’ll lovingly hold your hand as you try on simple, doable changes to create more presence in your life.

 

Join me to get excited about your life again
because you’ll be aligned with its innate support, rhythm, and beauty.
You’ll be living your life with sacred intention and practice.

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Jan
27
Sat
Daily Practices for Living Courageously
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Note: This workshop is part of a full-day women’s retreat. Exact time of my 75-minute workshop TBA.

Join me to explore practices to support you in cultivating the confidence and heart needed to live your life courageously. This workshop is experiential and will include working with body (movement), heart (attunement and compassion), mind (mindset and awareness), and soul (inner aligning).

(For an hors d’oeuvre, try the practice pictured above.)

Mar
21
Wed
Cancelled: Waking Up Within Our Type
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop series has been cancelled!

We hope to practice with you another time.

 

As we all know, waking up is hard to do!

Staying awake can be even harder.

 

In the Enneagram world, Don Riso and Russ Hudson identified nine specific “Wake-up Calls” to remind each of the types how to recognize when they are asleep. Gurdjieff taught that we have to learn how to construct and set our own “alarm clocks” if we want to be wakened from our typical slumber.

 

Join Dave Hall and Katy Taylor for a 4-part workshop series devoted to the fine art of waking ourselves up. 

Together, we will explore how to bring fun, creativity, compassion, and a sense of humor to the project of living more fully awakened lives.

Workshop Cancelled: Wednesdays, March 21st & 28th and April 4th & 11th, from 7:00-9:00 pm.

 

Jul
18
Wed
Women in Love with the Divine
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Through original, celticky, and sacred chant and song,

may the door of your heart slip open.

 

In Sufism, Laila is the deep secret love of God, that fierce and sweet song that stirs the heart for union with the Beloved. Through angelic voice, mountain dulcimer and prayerful intent, she joyfully reminds you Who you truly are.

 

Katy sings original and medieval chant and song that weaves celtic ornamentation with haunting, mystical invocations and prayers. Her voice creates a bridge between heaven and earth, calling down the angels from on high to join hands and hearts with the goddess of the earth.

 

Known and deeply appreciated in the Hudson Valley for years, Amy puts the very essence of her entire being into song. She lifts you up into a higher plane with her beautiful, larger-than-life voice.

 

Note: The Woodstock Sufi Center is above the Burnette Gallery and between Mirabai Books and Catskill Art and Office Supply.

 

We look forward to singing for (and with ) you!

Nov
1
Thu
Introduction to the Instincts
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The instincts of the Enneagram teachings are the name we give to a group of three flavors of instinctual life-force energies. These are the same energies we share with our animal ancestors.

The instincts supply the fuel for the way our type manifests in the world, so learning about and working with them is a way to understand how your Enneagram type is driven around in the world, how you go on autopilot and lose presence.

In this workshop, we will explore the three instincts, inquire as to how they show up in our lives, and come up with ways to live them in a more balanced manner that promotes growth, transformation, and deeper presence.

Nov
2
Fri
FREE Full Voice Workshop
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Full Voice: The Art & Practice

of Vocal Presence

 

How can you embody your full presence–through your voice?

How can you speak so people will listen?

What gifts reside deep inside you that are yearning for expression?

How would your life be different if you were “unsilenced?” If your voice were alive, expressive, powerful, and clear?

 

No matter what you do for a living, you spend a good part of every day in conversation–at work, at home, and in your community. As important as our voices are, few of us know how to embody them to their full potential. Many of us feel self-conscious about how we sound, but don’t know how to make authentic, lasting change in our voices.

Learning to consciously tap the full range of expression available to you in your voice also opens up a fuller range in your bodysoul… and makes it much more likely that your message will reach the minds and hearts of your listeners. Working with your own full voice makes you a more skillful listener as well.

Full Voice is the work of Barbara McAfee–I am in her Full Voice Coach Training Program and this is part of my practicum!

 

In this highly interactive, practical, and fun workshop, together, we will:

  • Explore our vocal strengths, habits, assumptions, and challenges,
  • Increase vocal awareness, flexibility, and expression using the Five Elements Framework,
  • Identify ways to use voice to project authority, express passion, extend compassion, and convey vision in everyday conversations,
  • Learn how to use our voices to awaken our gifts,
  • And have fun, playing and making sound together!

 

Logistics:

Friday, November 2nd, from 7:00-8:30
St. Paul Yoga Center, Corner Studio
FREE! Let me know you’re coming, or just show up!

Dec
21
Fri
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice SpiralJoin the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)! No RSVP needed–just come!

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Jan
24
Thu
The Divine Essence Qualities of the Enneagram
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know that the Enneagram is not just about personality? The types are best understood when we consider their divine origins. Each type, at its deepest essence, is a flavor of the Divine, of True Nature, of God. When we feel disconnected from the Divine, the ego personality that develops is a compensation for this loss, an attempt to get back to our sacred home.

We will explore the Essence Qualities of the 9 types with words, image, and poetry. From this deep understanding of our Essence, we understand how feeling separated from it causes each ego type personality to unfold with perfect beauty and coherence. We will also consider how this loss of divine Essence contributes to the distortion of the instincts.

Feb
28
Thu
Women’s Yoga, Evening Practice
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Relax, renew, and restore with SomaYoga, Yin Yoga, meditation, and embodiment practices specifically designed for a woman’s body, heart, mind, and soul.

Yoga, as we practice it in the US, has been developed by men for a man’s body, not a woman’s. Our curves, our different hormonal cycles, our neurological wiring, and the body tyranny we face in our culture… these all call out for a different way of practicing.

Women’s yoga, as I’ve been studying and practicing it, is about creating space for you as a woman to express and be all of yourself through your body. It is a way of inhabiting your body in an inquisitive way, of coming home to how a pose can flex, move, curve, and flow to feel good and opening and inviting in your woman’s body.

Women’s Yoga is an embodiment practice that includes all impulses of life—messy, chaotic, calm, curvy… however inhabiting your body and life from the inside expresses on the outside. Allowing your body her full expression is what creates the space to deepen your presence and feel more trust and acceptance of yourself. Read more.

 

I would love to practice with you!

Apr
12
Fri
Cancelled–Discovering Wholeness with the Enneagram
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm

Cancelled–Watch for a New Date in 2020!

 

Taught by Dave Hall and Katy Taylor at the beautiful, rural Christine Center in Wisconsin.

What does it mean to recover our wholeness?

How is it that we find ourselves, as adults, living in a small room tucked away in a corner of the glorious mansion of ourselves?

What happened to the freedom and joy and possibility that we may remember from our early childhood?

The Enneagram can give us a focusing lens on our core personality type, helping us understand how the world and our families responded to our core needs, desires, and fears—and how we, in turn, responded to the world—creating the partial personality we inhabit now. The Enneagram can also show us, because it is itself a complete model of the human soul, the way to recover our initial wholeness.

We learn about our own core personality type, not to label ourselves or to stuff ourselves into a box, but to understand the nature of the box we already live in—and to see the way out!

Over many years of teaching the Enneagram together, we have developed our own unique way of conveying the riches of this transformational system, incorporating stories, poetry, music, imagery, discussion, and embodied experience, all as ways to help participants find their unique path back to wholeness.

Minimum of 15 students.

More information and registration on the Christine Center website:

Apr
25
Thu
Divine Presence & the Dominant Affect Groups of the Enneagram
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Enneagram types divide symmetrically into a number of triads which reveal similarities about the types in them.

One of these is the Dominant Affect Groups, first named and developed by Don Riso and called the Harmony Triads by David Daniels.

The Dominant Affect triad shows us one of the ways, as a result of our type, that we initially reacted to the loss of direct contact with the Divine. Within each triad, each type lives out a specific flavor of how we manage that loss and, in so doing, resist reality, losing presence.

We must continually practice to undo these underlying orientations to reality in order to be in more direct contact with the Divine. As we do, we not only feel more present, but also in more real contact with others.

We will explore not only the theory, but how we can practice to release the grip of the Dominant Affects and become more whole.

May
22
Wed
The Enneagram Symbol & the Law of Three: Busting Through Roadblocks on Our Spiritual Path
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The Law of Three teaches us how to work through the places where we get stuck in dualistic either-or thinking. Learning how to access the Third Force leads to more “Win-Win-Win” outcomes in our lives. And, yes, that makes three wins!

In this workshop, we will explore Gurdjieff’s Process Enneagram to understand how accessing Third Force enables us to jump to a higher “octave” in our work of psycho-spiritual transformation.

Free for members, students, and first-time guests. No advance registration is required.

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