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
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).

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!

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.

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
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.

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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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.

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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