What does a circle look like?
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fulfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world. When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her. We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.
Mama Nurture Circle
6 weeks $100
Every Monday September 23-October 28th
Mama Nurture Circle is a weekly circle that meets every Monday for 6 weeks from 6:30-8:30 pm at The Hive. This circle is part open processing (as in each person gets to choose what she wants to share with the group), guided discussion, short meditation, and a possibly a little experiential exploration.
Weekly format roughly looks like a short meditation to clear our mind and ground our body into the present, a check in, then we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between through art, writing and/or discussion.
Sacred Mama Circle
8 weeks $130
Sacred Mama Circle is similar to the Mama Nurture Circle except there is more of a focus on spiritual topics. Each week we explore spiritual topics through meditation, discussion, experiential exercises, and art. This circle is more inward than the Mama Nurture Circle. The circle time is cut in half in order to connect to and explore our own internal environment. This is a 8 week circle that meets once a week for 2 hours each week.
Chakra Healing Circle
8 weeks $150
October 1- November 19th 2019
This is an 8 week experiential healing circle that meets once a week on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm starting October 1 until November 19th at The Hive. Each week we'll delve into information on one chakra starting at the base of the spine to the crown of the head, 7 chakras in all. This class is uses teaching, experiential learning, and circle discussion.
Participants will learn the energy of each chakra, as well as the thought patterns and emotional properties of each chakra. Discussions will be deep and personal. You will be gently encouraged to be open and vulnerable in order to shift the energy of the wound(s), thoughts, and beliefs held in each chakra.
You will learn how to identify when your chakra is off balance and how to bring the chakra back to balance.
Payment plans available
Partial or full payment reserves your spot
Payments can be received in cash, check or Venmo
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and/or for questions.
Class is limited to 8 women
Mother Daughter Circle: Embodying the Goddess
4 weeks $80
What does it mean to become a woman? There are many voices screaming for girls and young women’s attention when it comes to this topic, from media to peers, cultural norms to taboos. How can we support girls in listening to their own inner voice and then being confident enough to express themselves creatively and verbally? How can we guide them in honoring their bodies through hormonal and physical changes? As mothers, how can we support our daughters through this sensitive transition and deepen our relationship during a time where often children grow distant?
Our goal for this series is to help facilitate open communication, re connection, and a deeper relationship between mothers and daughters. We will combine ancient wisdom, practical advice, and fun activities designed to support girls as they reach adolescence and their mothers.
8 weeks $100
It is time for women and men to sit in circles together so we can collectively heal and grow. Diving deep in mixed gendered community gives us the opportunity to balance our masculine and feminine energies within. We invite you to circle in so we can connect, share, grow, and hold space for the Divine Masculine & Feminine beings in our community.
This circle is about connection to our self through our connection with community while raising each other up. We will cultivate sacred time together to see the gifts we are to each other as human beings. We will heal some old wounds through processing and create new paradigms to shift our own consciousness, that will ripple out in to the world. Join us to share your truth and be heard!
What is Thrive?
Thrive is a five week closed co-ed process group. Once circle starts new members will not be able to join. Each week we will explore a different topic using compassion, vulnerability and active listening skills as a foundation for connection. Topics include, but are not limited to; meaning/purpose, healing, trauma, shame, integrity, connection, vulnerability, truth, boundaries, self-care, and relationships.
Each week begins with a check in, a short grounding meditation, and then depending on what is going on with the group we may jump into our weekly topic. Circles are very fluid meaning although there is a weekly topic the facilitator follows the energy of the group and allows the group to lead.
What does a circle look like?
When in circle we put our attention on one person, and we will explore what her/his experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her/him.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fulfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that, how to see and celebrate each woman for the uniqueness she brings to the world.
We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone. Rather, we welcome and stay with what is so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.
About the Facilitator:
Shanti O'Connor is a nationally certified counselor. She has been running groups and circles for over 10 years. She has a passion for group work and helping other heal through connection. Showing up, being vulnerable and being seen is some of the most challenging work one can do in community, this is why she loves it so deeply.
Cost: $100, cash, check or venmo
email email@example.com to register
Shine, A Woman's Group
4 weeks $120
Shine is a 4 week process group (1/30-2/20) that is open to women in any stage of life. This will be a heart centered, heart opening group that encourages vulnerability, truth and openness. It is our intention that you will go away with a deeper connection to yourself, your feelings, and your truth.
This group will benefit women who
- want to reclaim their creativity
- desire a deeper relationship and understanding with their self
- want to find their voice
- yearn for connection and community
- are ready to share with vulnerability
- are ready to walk her own path
- want to learn how to live in truth, passion and greatness
- thrive in a nurturing healing space
- are ready to make true and lasting change
- want to ignite the fire from within and shine
Each week we will mix open processing/discussions with an art activity and/or an experiential activity desiged to integrate the collective healing work we do.
Some benefits to group work are:
- Groups provide a safety net
- Groups help you to relate to yourself and others in a heathier way
- Groups help you find your voice
- Groups help facilitate giving a receiving support
- Groups help you realize you are not alone
- Groups provide a sounding board
- Sharing and being seen in your vulnerability can be healing
- Groups can teach you about yourself
- Groups can help propel you forward in life
We will meet weekly for 4 weeks either downtown Bend or at the address above.
Shine will be facilitated by two Heart Centered Therapists who are passionate about and specialize in group work:
Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC, QHHT
Sara Beth Feley, LMFT, YTT, CT, Cranial Sacral Therapist
Some insurance like Blue Cross and First Choice accepted,
please ask because if you have insurance we can give you a form to send in for reimbursement.
A nonrefundable deposit of $50 holds your place.
Payment Plans available upon request
To secure your spot, send $50 to
a check to
21212 Limestone Ave,
Bend, OR 97703
Please inquire with questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 541-241-2055
For reservations or information:
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