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.

Nov
15
Sun
Autumn Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WOHWThe Way of the Happy Woman® Certified Retreat

You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And it changes everything.

You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can return to our deepest, truest vitality.

This self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you’ll discover how to live a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

Read More and Registration

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
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
7
Sun
Winter Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WOHWThe Way of the Happy Woman® Certified Retreat

You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And it changes everything.

You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can return to our deepest, truest vitality.

This Winter self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright. We will engage with the reflective qualities of Winter together: deep rest, intuitive wisdom, and equanimity.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you’ll discover how to live a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

Read More and Registration

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
24
Sun
Spring Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WOHWThe Way of the Happy Woman® Certified Retreat

You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And it changes everything.

You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can return to our deepest, truest vitality.

This self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright. We will engage with the creative energies of Spring together: renewal, reawakening, and rebirth.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you’’ll discover how to live a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

Read More and Registration

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.

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
16
Sun
Autumn Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WOHWThe Way of the Happy Woman® Certified Retreat

You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And it changes everything.

You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can return to our deepest, truest vitality.

This self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright. We will engage with the contemplative energies of Autumn together: turning within, harvesting everything you’ve created, releasing what no longer serves you.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you’ll discover how to live a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

Read More and Registration

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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Feb
19
Sun
Winter Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Feb 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

WOHWThe Way of the Happy Woman® Certified Retreat

You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And it changes everything.

You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can return to our deepest, truest vitality.

This self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright. We will engage with the reflective energies of Winter together: deep rest, intuitive wisdom, and equanimity.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you wi’ll discover how to live a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

Read More and Registration

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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
6
Sat
Spring Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WOHWThe Way of the Happy Woman® Certified Retreat

You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And it changes everything.

You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can return to our deepest, truest vitality.

This self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright. We will engage with the creative energies of Spring together: renewal, reawakening, and rebirth.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you wi’ll discover how to live a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

Read More and Registration

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Jul
23
Sun
Cancelled: Summer Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thanks for your interest! Please join us for the Fall Mini-Retreat instead, and SAVOR this beautiful Summer Day!

WOHW

The Way of the Happy Woman® Certified Retreat

You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And it changes everything.

You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can return to our deepest, truest vitality.

This self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright. We will engage with the playful energies of Summer together: joy, celebration, and pleasurable fulfillment.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you wi’ll discover how to live a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

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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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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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Nov
19
Sun
Practicing Gratitude
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Gratitude heals your heart, helps your mind calm down, and even creates health in your body. So, why do we tend to wait until Thanksgiving to really focus on it? Join Holistic Life Coach Katy Taylor to learn not only the power of gratitude, but also hands-on practices you can take into your daily life.

Minimum of  4 students required.

Registration through Mississippi Market.

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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.

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)!

Save

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.)

Apr
9
Mon
Spring Reset 2018 with Jan Lundy & Others (me!)
Apr 9 – May 4 all-day

 

Spring is the season for new beginnings—

for Holy Happenings.

 

But if you’re feeling sluggish, low on energy, worn out, or just plain winter weary, you may need a reset!

 

Join spiritual educator, Jan Lundy and Friends ( I’m one of them 🙂 ) for a one-of-a-kind experience of clearing, opening, and harmonizing so Spring’s juicy energy and goodness can pour into YOU.

 

“Spring Reset” begins Monday, April 9, and it will “Revitalize Your Body,” “Rebalance Your Heart-Mind,” and “Restore Your Spirit”!

Through 30 days of stellar information, inspiration, personal practices, and generous guidance from Jan and her Reset Team–me, Carol Egan, and Kaveri Patel, experts in body, mind, spirit wellness–we’ll help you get re-energized and reboot your life so you can experience your best, most glorious Spring yet!

 

Learn more and register!

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.

 


Registration via PayPal or Contact Katy to Send a Check



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
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.


Registration via PayPal or Contact Katy to Send a Check


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!

Mar
7
Thu
Yoga Nidra & the Art of Deep Rest
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Yoga nidra is as sleep-based, conscious relaxation and meditation technique, also known as yogic sleep. It is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, when your body and mind are completely relaxed, but your deeper awareness is online.

After overviewing the process, you will be led in a yoga nidra meditation, a multi-step process for integration of body, heart, mind, and spirit. We will also discuss the art and energetic benefits of the deep rest yoga nidra provides, and how to cultivate more rest into your life.

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

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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:

Nov
17
Sun
Autumn Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And it changes everything.

You already know this is true. But sometimes, we need a reminder. A skilled guide back to our own inner wisdom. A sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s … so we can return to our deepest, truest vitality.

This self-care mini-retreat is lovingly designed to help busy women harness the healing power of ancient feminine wisdom within their modern lives … so you can reclaim the lasting harmony and happiness that is your birthright. We will engage with the contemplative energies of Autumn together: turning within, harvesting everything you’ve created, releasing what no longer serves you.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you’ll discover how to live a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

The Autumn Mini-Retreat will support you in aligning with the seasonal energies of contemplation, feasting, and letting go, through women’s practices, women’s yoga, insight meditation, intuitive journalling, contemplative solitude, sacred ritual, and creative group practices.

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Registration

Registration is full! Contact Katy to get on the waiting list.

 

Find more events on the PTguide – City Guide to Port Townsend & East Jefferson County, WA

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