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
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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Dec
23
Sun
Lex-Ham Neighborhood Caroling & Holiday Treats!
Dec 23 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

We’ll meet at Emmy’s festive Dayton Ave, home at 6:15 for mulled cider and holiday treats to get warmed up and ready.

Then singer Katy Taylor and Friends will serenade Lex-Ham neighbors with Christmas Carols. We’ll sing down 1-2 blocks of Dayton, and then cross Selby onto Hague, Laurel, Ashland, or Portland…

Wordsheets will be provided.

Jan
20
Sun
Laughter Yoga
Jan 20 @ 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 30th, 2:00 pm, West 7th Library
  • February 14th, 11:30 am, Sun Ray Library
  • February 19th, 6:30 pm, Rondo Library
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.

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
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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Mar
31
Sun
Tea & Poetry
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

I might be rescheduling this date–please wait to sign up!

 

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 new growth…


Registration via PayPal or Contact Katy to Send a Check



* Real-food and low added sugar, too!

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

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:

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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