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.

Jan
30
Wed
Laughter Yoga–Cancelled due to COLD
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s never too cold to laugh, but it is too cold to go out if you don’t have to, so stay in and we’ll reschedule this session soon!

This is a public event sponsored by the St. Paul Public Libraries!

Come explore the art of laughter to invite more joy, play, and wellbeing into your life with me, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader! Because of the deep pranayamic breathing exercises, this form of practice is called Laughter Yoga, but it does not include any physical asanas and can be practiced by people of all ages who are willing to be a little bit silly.

Other Dates in St. Paul

  • January 20th, 2:00 pm, George Latimer Central Library
  • February 14th, 11:30 am, Sun Ray Library
  • February 19th, 6:30 pm, Rondo Library
Feb
13
Wed
Laughter Yoga, W. 7th Library
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is a public event sponsored by the St. Paul Public Libraries!

Come explore the art of laughter to invite more joy, play, and wellbeing into your life with me, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader! Because of the deep pranayamic breathing exercises, this form of practice is called Laughter Yoga, but it does not include any physical asanas and can be practiced by people of all ages who are willing to be a little bit silly.

Other Dates in St. Paul

  • January 20th, 2:00 pm, George Latimer Central Library
  • February 14th, 11:30 am, Sun Ray Library
  • February 19th, 6:30 pm, Rondo Library
Feb
14
Thu
Laughter Yoga, Sun Ray Library
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is a public event sponsored by the St. Paul Public Libraries!

Come explore the art of laughter to invite more joy, play, and wellbeing into your life with me, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader! Because of the deep pranayamic breathing exercises, this form of practice is called Laughter Yoga, but it does not include any physical asanas and can be practiced by people of all ages who are willing to be a little bit silly.

Other Dates in St. Paul

  • January 20th, 2:00 pm, George Latimer Central Library
  • February 13th, 2:00 pm, West 7th Library
  • February 19th, 6:30 pm, Rondo Library
Feb
19
Tue
Laughter Yoga, Rondo Library
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is a public event sponsored by the St. Paul Public Libraries!

Come explore the art of laughter to invite more joy, play, and wellbeing into your life with me, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader! Because of the deep pranayamic breathing exercises, this form of practice is called Laughter Yoga, but it does not include any physical asanas and can be practiced by people of all ages who are willing to be a little bit silly.

Other Dates in St. Paul

  • January 20th, 2:00 pm, George Latimer Central Library
  • February 13th, 2:00 pm, West 7th Library
  • February 14th, 11:30 pm, Sun Ray Library
Apr
12
Fri
Cancelled–Discovering Wholeness with the Enneagram
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm

Cancelled–Watch for a New Date in 2020!

 

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

What does it mean to recover our wholeness?

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum of 15 students.

More information and registration on the Christine Center website:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
7
Fri
May-June Yoga Subbing
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

I’m not teaching a regular class these days, but I will be subbing for Terese Pritchett’s classes for a few weeks if you’d like to study with me. My approach is based on my training in SomaYoga and women’s yoga, and includes a lot of practice with interoception (feeling inside your body for how the movement affects you) and with mindfulness. Read more.

I teach yoga as a way of being present with your body.

 

You can drop in or register ahead of time:

May 28, Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless

May 29, Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless

May 31, Friday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless

June 3, Monday, 5:30- 6:45, Beginning/Continuing

June 4, Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless

June 5, Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless

June 7, Friday, 9:30 – 11:00, Ageless

 

Since we’ll be moving to the Pacific NorthWest this summer, this may be the last chance to study with me!

 

I’d love to see and practice with you!

Dec
21
Sat
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)!

QUUF members may bring a guest, but space is limited. Doors open at 6:45 for first-come, first-served seating.

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Feb
1
Sat
Grateful Harmony Imbolc Concert with Simon de Voil
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Celebrating Imbolc & St. Brigid’s Feast Day

Grateful harmony is a concert series that falls on the pagan cross quarter days. Consisting of song, ritual and conversation to explore the sacred.

Simon de Voil, the Music Minister at Unity Church, hosts the evening, and I am his special guest!

I perform original, medieval, and Celtic chant and song weaving Celtic ornamentation with haunting, mystical invocations and prayers. I have performed and toured with various ensembles over the years and have recorded 4 CDs. Singing since I was a child, music often rises up within me to become song. Singing is my primary channel to the Divine Mystery. You can have a listen on my old website

 

I’d be honored to share this evening with you!

Mar
7
Sat
FREE Full Voice Workshop
Mar 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 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 a Certified Full Voice Coach.

 

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!

FREE, but…

 

Registration Required

About Me

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