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.

Oct
17
Sat
Beat the Sugar Blues!
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sugar Blues


Do you constantly crave sweets and are not sure why?

Are you tired of always being tired and having low energy?
Do you want to gain control over your cravings and not deprive yourself?

If you are like most people, you may have some issues with sugar. You crave sugary snacks to give you energy or satisfy that sweet tooth, but you end up more tired after. You also notice that you may not be at your ideal weight, you have poor sleep, or other health concerns like dull skin, headaches, or feeling stressed.

I’ve been there, too—
and I have a lifetime of experience
in learning how to live with sugar
so that it does not control my life!

As a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, I support people just like you to reach their wellness goals, increase their energy, and feel great in their body. In this presentation you will:

  • Learn the top ways sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness.
  • Gain more understanding of the causes of your sugar cravings.
  • Receive tips, samples, and recipes for foods you can enjoy without depriving yourself.
  • Explore how your lifestyle affects your cravings.

If you are ready to have more energy, fewer cravings,
and take back control of your life, you don’t want to miss this event!

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
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.

Feb
20
Sat
Beat the Sugar Blues!
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sugar Blues


Do you constantly crave sweets and are not sure why?

Are you tired of always being tired and having low energy?
Do you want to gain control over your cravings and not deprive yourself?

If you are like most people, you may have some issues with sugar. You crave sugary snacks to give you energy or satisfy that sweet tooth, but you end up more tired after. You also notice that you may not be at your ideal weight, you have poor sleep, or other health concerns like dull skin, headaches, or feeling stressed.

I’ve been there, too—
and I have a lifetime of experience
in learning how to live with sugar
so that it does not control my life!

As a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, I support people just like you to reach their wellness goals, increase their energy, and feel great in their body. In this presentation you will:

  • Learn the top ways sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness.
  • Gain more understanding of the causes of your sugar cravings.
  • Receive tips, samples, and recipes for foods you can enjoy without depriving yourself.
  • Explore how your lifestyle affects your cravings.

If you are ready to have more energy, fewer cravings,
and take back control of your life, you don’t want to miss this event!

Feb
27
Sat
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Breakfast Fun!
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Eating gluten- and dairy-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yummy breakfast foods anymore!

In this class, we’ll prepare a quick overnight option as well as 1-2 satisfying, gluten-free carbs (pancakes, crepes, scones, or muffins). Recipes will be provided.

Please bring a pint jar with a lid to bring your overnight creation home in. We’ll prep, bake, and eat our yummy creations.

Note: Recipes contain eggs.

As a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach and a long-time lover of food and experimenter in the kitchen, I LOVE to support you to find ways to eat that support your wellness goals, increase your energy, and feel great in your body.

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
16
Sat
Beat the Sugar Blues!
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sugar Blues


Do you constantly crave sweets and are not sure why?

Are you tired of always being tired and having low energy?
Do you want to gain control over your cravings and not deprive yourself?

If you are like most people, you may have some issues with sugar. You crave sugary snacks to give you energy or satisfy that sweet tooth, but you end up more tired after. You also notice that you may not be at your ideal weight, you have poor sleep, or other health concerns like dull skin, headaches, or feeling stressed.

I’ve been there, too—
and I have a lifetime of experience
in learning how to live with sugar
so that it does not control my life!

As a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, I support people just like you to reach their wellness goals, increase their energy, and feel great in their body. In this presentation you will:

  • Learn the top ways sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness.
  • Gain more understanding of the causes of your sugar cravings.
  • Receive tips, samples, and recipes for foods you can enjoy without depriving yourself.
  • Explore how your lifestyle affects your cravings.

If you are ready to have more energy, fewer cravings,
and take back control of your life, you don’t want to miss this event!

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
15
Wed
The Mindful Art of Tea
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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In this class, we combine the simple act of drinking tea with presence practices to develop mindfulness of body, heart, mind, and soul. We grow awareness of ourselves, each other, and the tea we are engaged with to land more fully in the present moment. The tea will be non-caffeinated.

Minimum of 6 students required.

Jun
25
Sat
Beat the Sugar Blues!
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sugar Blues


Do you constantly crave sweets and are not sure why?

Are you tired of always being tired and having low energy?
Do you want to gain control over your cravings and not deprive yourself?

If you are like most people, you may have some issues with sugar. You crave sugary snacks to give you energy or satisfy that sweet tooth, but you end up more tired after. You also notice that you may not be at your ideal weight, you have poor sleep, or other health concerns like dull skin, headaches, or feeling stressed.

I’ve been there, too—
and I have a lifetime of experience
in learning how to live with sugar
so that it does not control my life!

As a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, I support people just like you to reach their wellness goals, increase their energy, and feel great in their body. In this presentation you will:

  • Learn the top ways sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness.
  • Gain more understanding of the causes of your sugar cravings.
  • Receive tips, samples, and recipes for foods you can enjoy without depriving yourself.
  • Explore how your lifestyle affects your cravings.

If you are ready to have more energy, fewer cravings,
and take back control of your life, you don’t want to miss this event!

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

practice loving kindness

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!

Sep
22
Thu
The Mindful Art of Tea
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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In this class, we combine the simple act of drinking tea with presence practices to develop mindfulness of body, heart, mind, and soul. We grow awareness of ourselves, each other, and the tea we are engaged with to land more fully in the present moment. The tea will be non-caffeinated.

Minimum of 6 students required.

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Oct
29
Sat
Cancelled: Beat the Sugar Blues!
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sugar Blues

 

This event has been cancelled!

 

 


Do you constantly crave sweets and are not sure why?

Are you tired of always being tired and having low energy?
Do you want to gain control over your cravings and not deprive yourself?

If you are like most people, you have a difficult relationship with sugar.

You crave sugary snacks to give you energy or satisfy that sweet tooth, but you end up more tired after or just not feeling satisfied.

Or maybe you are not at your ideal weight, or you have poor sleep or other health concerns like dull skin, headaches, or feeling stressed.

I’ve been there, too—
and I have a lifetime of experience
in learning how to live with sugar
so that it does not control my life!

As a Holistic Life Coach, I support people just like you to reach their wellness goals, increase their energy, and feel great in their body.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn the top ways sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness.
  • Gain more understanding of the causes of your sugar cravings.
  • Receive tips, samples, and recipes for foods you can enjoy without depriving yourself.
  • Explore how your lifestyle affects your cravings.

 

If you are ready to have more energy,
fewer cravings,
and take back control of your life,
you don’t want to miss this workshop!

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Nov
29
Tue
Mindful Self-Care for Your Whole Bodysoul
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

body in the soul

In this workshop, we’ll explore ways to support your whole “bodysoul”—your body, heart, mind, and soul (spirit)—focusing on simple self-care practices you can incorporate into your day. Everything starts with mindfulness, but we’ll also identify specific ways we can nourish all parts of ourselves.

Minimum of 6 students required.

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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
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
15
Wed
The Mindful Art of Tea
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Thanks for your interest, but this class is cancelled!

In this class, we combine the simple act of drinking tea with presence practices to develop mindfulness of body, heart, mind, and soul. We grow awareness of ourselves, each other, and the tea we are engaged with to land more fully in the present moment. The tea will be non-caffeinated.

Minimum of 6 students required.

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Mar
15
Wed
Mindful Self-Care for Your Whole Bodysoul
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

body in the soul

In this workshop, we’ll explore ways to support your whole “bodysoul”—your body, heart, mind, and soul (spirit)—focusing on simple self-care practices you can incorporate into your day. Everything starts with mindfulness, but we’ll also identify specific ways we can nourish all parts of ourselves.

Minimum of  4 students required.

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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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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
23
Tue
Cancelled: Your Sweet Life: Managing Sugar and Life Satisfaction
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cancelled! Maybe next time…

Do you constantly crave sweets and are not sure why?

Maybe you feel like the joy and excitement has gone out of your life?

If you are like most people, you have a difficult relationship with sugar.

In my experience, this indicates a difficult relationship with sweetness in your life. Maybe you WANT more satisfaction from your life, but can’t quite figure out what that “more” is. Maybe you feel stuck, and sugary treats (including alcohol) are the way you soothe or numb yourself.

I’ve been there, too—and I have a lifetime of experience in learning how to live with sugar AND in learning how to create more sweetness and satisfaction in my life!

As a Holistic Life Coach, I support people just like you to feel more at home in their bodies and at ease & resilient in their lives.

In this class you will:

  • Gain more understanding of the causes of your sugar cravings.
  • Explore how your lifestyle affects your cravings.
  • Learn practices to help you live your sweet life.

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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.

Sep
19
Tue
Back-to-Basics Self-Care Class
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This event has been cancelled.
Be in touch if you’d like personal coaching!

Once the school year starts up again, things get busier! And if you have kids in the mix, it’s even fuller—you have to get them off to school AND get yourself out the door to work, too!
Join me to learn ways to fit in regular self-care presence moments that set you up for more ease and success in your daily life.

Minimum of  5 students required.

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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.

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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.

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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
18
Sun
Tea & Poetry
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Have you discovered the super powers of tea?

  • Not only does it refresh,
  • And slow you down,
  • And calm your spirits,
  • And gently energize you,

But tea also gives you a chance to cultivate mindful presence with whatever you are engaged with.

 

We will gather, with tea, to turn our mindful and gentle gaze to poetry.

 

Read, listen to, and savor the singular beauty of each poem, while engaging in a mindfulness process inspired by the sacred practice of lectio divina.

Share tea, a gluten- and dairy-free treat*, and poetry—all in presence-full company.

Bring poems to share related in some way to the Spring theme of awakening.


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* Real-food and low added sugar, too!

 

Watch for the next Tea & Mindful Presence Gathering
in early Summer!

Jun
10
Sun
The Mindful Art of Tea
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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In this gathering, we combine the simple act of drinking tea with presence practices to develop mindfulness of body, heart, mind, and soul. We grow awareness of ourselves, each other, and the tea we are engaged with to land more fully in the present moment.

Both caffeinated and non-caffeinated tea will be available.

 


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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!

Sep
30
Sun
Tea & Poetry
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Have you discovered the super powers of tea?

  • Not only does it refresh,
  • And slow you down,
  • And calm your spirits,
  • And gently energize you,

But tea also gives you a chance to cultivate mindful presence with whatever you are engaged with.

 

We will gather, with tea, to turn our mindful and gentle gaze to poetry.

 

Read, listen to, and savor the singular beauty of each poem, while engaging in a mindfulness process inspired by the sacred practice of lectio divina.

Share tea, a gluten- and dairy-free treat*, and poetry—all in presence-full company.

Bring poems to share related in some way to the Fall theme of letting go…


Registration via PayPal or Contact Katy to Send a Check



* Real-food and low added sugar, too!

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
8
Sat
CANCELLED: Tea & Be
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Thank you for your interest—
to be rescheduled in the New Year!

 

Do you take mindful time for yourself / yourSelf?

Resting deeply in your true Self is different from watching TV, zoning out with our favorite substance, or cruising around the web

Resting deeply in your true Self usually includes these attributes:

  • slowing down,
  • being quiet and/or still and listening deeply within,
  • connecting with your individual creative expression,
  • being mindfully attuned to whatever you are engaged with,

 

We especially need this during the holidays!

 

We will gather, with tea and a gf & df treat*, to rest in ourselves. (*Real food; may include butter.)


We will engage with our creativity, meditate, share, and take time to deeply fill our wells so that we can meet the world with more presence.


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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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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!

About Me

I support curious and soulful people to practice presence so they can feel more at home in the bodies and at ease & resilient in their lives! Read more.

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