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.

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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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.

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.

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!

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.

Read More.

Download a flyer.

 

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

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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Jan
25
Sat
Songlines Participatory Concert
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
26
Sun
Winter Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

This mini-retreat is cancelled–

Please join the February 2nd

mini-retreat instead!

 

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

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And essential self-care 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 engage with practices that help us 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 will practice living a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

Read More.

 

Registration Options

Please join me at the February 2nd Winter Mini-Retreat instead!

 

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!

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

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? To consistently practice?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And essential self-care 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 engage with practices that help us 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 will practice living a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

Read More.

Minimum of 6 women; Maximum of 12.

 

Registration Options

Please contact Katy to send a check.

First-time registration includes The Way of the Happy Woman book.


Please choose one:



More events on PTguide – City Guide to Port Townsend & East Jefferson County, WA

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

Mar
9
Mon
Facilitated Discussion Group of Ecotheologian Rev. Michael Dowd’s ProFuture Faith
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

8-Session Series, Mondays February 10th to March 30th.

Facilitated by Katy Taylor and Dave Hall.

Dowd claims that having “squandered our inheritance on profligate living,” we are a prodigal species. Industrial civilization and our insatiable appetites have us hurtling toward irreversible consequences – not in some distant future, but right now.

The good news is it’s not too late. At the intersection of science, spirituality, and sustainability is a deep love of life and a passion for our posterity – a ProFuture Faith.

Join eco-theologian, author, and TEDx speaker, Rev. Michael Dowd in a dynamic DVD discussion course that bridges the gap between head and heart, science and faith.

Participants will be guided on a journey that accepts what is inevitable, avoids what is futile, and be inspired to attend to what is urgent. Come home to reality. Embrace a ProFuture Faith! We will watch a 20-minute video segment together and then use the study guide to facilitate discussion.

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/ALPS2020Spring

Mar
29
Sun
Cancelled: Spring Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CANCELLED for Coronavirus Safety!


You give, you work, you sacrifice. But are you brave enough to put yourself at the top of your priority list? To consistently practice aligning with the rhythms of life?

Calling all women who do too much! Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s a revolutionary act. A feminine road back to yourself. And essential self-care 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 engage with practices that help us 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, creativity, and reawakening.

Whether you are running your own business or raising a family (or both), you will practice living a meaningful, authentic life, the feminine way: guided from within.

Read More.

Minimum of 6 women; Maximum of 12.

 

Registration Options


Registration Deadline: Friday, March 27th

Please contact Katy to send a check.

First-time registration includes The Way of the Happy Woman book.

More events on PTguide – City Guide to Port Townsend & East Jefferson County, WA

Aug
16
Sun
Walk in Beauty, Zoom Unitarian Universalist Service
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sometimes life can feel pretty overwhelming with all that is happening in the world. How do we find our way? What is right action for us? What if the answer were as simple as choosing to walk in beauty in each moment? Join Interfaith Minister and QUUF member Katy Taylor to unpack what it means to walk in beauty and to explore how to make it real in our daily lives.

This service will also include Katy singing, joined by Heidi Mattern.

Find the link to the service, which you can watch anytime after it has premiered here.

Nov
1
Sun
Evensong, 1st Sundays
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Join me and Elisabeth Haight for a 45-minute, contemplative Christian music prayer service that draws on the Celtic Christian and Taize traditions.

In the summer months, we meet outside, held in and surrounded by the land and ocean at Chetzemoka Park. We will meet there in October, but please check in to see what we are doing in November before you show up.

If we are at the Park, entering at the main entrance and turn left, you will find us in a shady spot where we gather under the trees. We will maintain physical distance. Please bring your own seating gear and your own mask.

Nov
5
Thu
Chanting for Community, Healing & Hope–1st & 3rd Thursdays!
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come sing together via Zoom on 1st and 3rd Thursdays!

 

We will chant together to create the world we want to live in through our song. We will sing chants from many sources—Thich Nhat Hanh, 12th c. Hildegard von Bingen, Scots Gaelic, local singer/composer Laurence Cole, and many more from the community singing tradition.

Singing is known to help connect us to ourselves and to each other, as well as to calm the nervous system. Who doesn’t need more of that in their lives right now?

I will teach each chant line by line so you can follow along, and then we’ll sing all together. Because of the nature of Zoom (delays due to intermittent connection), you’ll only be able to hear and sing with my voice, but you’ll be able to see others and have the visual experience of singing and being together. You don’t need to be a “singer”—just come and add your voice and heart full of good intentions!

Contact me for the Zoom link to attend no later than 6:00 on the day of the chanting.

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