Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)

TRE ® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) helps to restore balance to the body by releasing deeply stored tension. This approach will help you to manage and release the effects of stress in your body which in turn positively affects your life.
In TRE we use a series of exercises that are gentle and if needed can be modified for any body type or restriction.

A short description of TRE by Jessica Schaffer from trepdx.com 
"TRE ® activates a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex which is the body’s natural way of re-establishing balance by discharging energy stored in the nervous system. This tremor reflex originates from the Central Nervous System and moves deep in the core of the body, spreading from the legs upward along the spine, slowly unwinding muscular holding patterns from the sacrum to the cranium. Because it is a body-based release, there is very little emotional or cognitive process that is stirred by the practice. So it is a safe and gentle way for the body to process held stress and trauma without re-triggering uncomfortable memories." 

Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable stretchy clothes.

$10 cash or check at the door.

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Men's Circle
Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Circle

Men's circle is an experiential group that is part personal development and support group for men.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for the following:

A coming together of men from different walks of life that share the burdens and blessings of being men.
Learning how to be in the world in a different way that is based in the moment and that allows a wider range of responses.
Learning how to share the deeper parts of ourselves with men without shame or guilt.
Learning how to clarify and state wants and needs as men.
Opening to the possibilities of life versus miming the social and familial roles and rules assigned male children, adolescents or adults.

It is the intention of this circle that men will;

move toward greater awareness of himself—his body, his feelings, his environment;
learn to take ownership of his experience, rather than projecting them on to other;
learn to be aware of his needs and to develop skills to satisfy himself without violating others;
move toward a fuller contact with his sensations, learning to smell, touch, hear, and see—to savor all aspects of himself;
move toward the experience of his power and the ability to support himself, rather than relying on whining, blaming or guilt-making in order to mobilize support from the environment;
become sensitive to his surroundings, yet at the same time wears a coat of armor for situations which are potentially destructive or poisonous; learns to take responsibility for his actions and their consequences;
feel comfortable with the awareness of his life and its expression.

What a circle might look like

We will start with a brief check in. Then, depending on the how the check in goes we may follow a thread that came up or we will dive into our weekly topic through discussion and exercises. Topics will include, trauma, shame, compassion, communication, purpose, resilience, emotions, dreams....... Although there is an intention for circle to be shaped by a topic, the group will guide the group to the topics it is needing to explore.
When in circle we put our attention on one man to explore what his experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for 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 man for the uniqueness he 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.

This group will be held every other Monday for 6 meeting starting March 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm and ending on May 13th.

Limited to 10 men, 5 at the minimum

Email: rootedandopen@gmail.com to register or for more information

Investment: $100 cash, check to Rooted&Open, or venmo @rootedandopen

Circle facilitated by, Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC.
Shanti has been running and facilitating groups for over 10 years. Her style is honest, straight forward and compassionate. She has a unique ability to truly see people and accept them exactly where they are at.

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New Moon Women's Circle
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

New Moon Women's Circle

A New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle, a fresh start in it’s cycle of waxing and waning. During this time the Moon is empty and receptive and full of potential. This is a potent time to plant seeds of intentions for what you wish to manifest in your life.
As a group the New Moon provides us with an opportunity to take the time to create SACRED SPACE for ourselves. It’s essential.
It is powerful when women come together to support each other on their journey, in the hopes and dreams. We are healed, we are nurtured, we feel comforted and understood. Moreover, when you share sacred space together you magnify the power of your intentions and you energetically create a web of support for not only your circle of women friends but with women everywhere.
$15 cash, check or venmo at the door.

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Releasing Mom Ceremony
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Releasing Mom Ceremony

Did you have a mom who let you down? Who hurt you? Who didn't know how to be the mom you needed? Are you holding the pain your mom caused, but are ready to let it go?
This is a letting go ceremony to release your mom, the pain she caused, and the person she just couldn't be for you.
It's time to move on and heal to become a more whole and joyful person.
This ceremony is not for your mom, but for you. You know that holding that pain no longer serves you and you know that in order to move forward in life this is work you are ready to do.
$15, cash, check or venmo.

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Men's Circle
Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Circle

Men's circle is an experiential group that is part personal development and support group for men.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for the following:

A coming together of men from different walks of life that share the burdens and blessings of being men.
Learning how to be in the world in a different way that is based in the moment and that allows a wider range of responses.
Learning how to share the deeper parts of ourselves with men without shame or guilt.
Learning how to clarify and state wants and needs as men.
Opening to the possibilities of life versus miming the social and familial roles and rules assigned male children, adolescents or adults.

It is the intention of this circle that men will;

move toward greater awareness of himself—his body, his feelings, his environment;
learn to take ownership of his experience, rather than projecting them on to other;
learn to be aware of his needs and to develop skills to satisfy himself without violating others;
move toward a fuller contact with his sensations, learning to smell, touch, hear, and see—to savor all aspects of himself;
move toward the experience of his power and the ability to support himself, rather than relying on whining, blaming or guilt-making in order to mobilize support from the environment;
become sensitive to his surroundings, yet at the same time wears a coat of armor for situations which are potentially destructive or poisonous; learns to take responsibility for his actions and their consequences;
feel comfortable with the awareness of his life and its expression.

What a circle might look like

We will start with a brief check in. Then, depending on the how the check in goes we may follow a thread that came up or we will dive into our weekly topic through discussion and exercises. Topics will include, trauma, shame, compassion, communication, purpose, resilience, emotions, dreams....... Although there is an intention for circle to be shaped by a topic, the group will guide the group to the topics it is needing to explore.
When in circle we put our attention on one man to explore what his experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for 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 man for the uniqueness he 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.

This group will be held every other Monday for 6 meeting starting March 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm and ending on May 13th.

Limited to 10 men, 5 at the minimum

Email: rootedandopen@gmail.com to register or for more information

Investment: $100 cash, check to Rooted&Open, or venmo @rootedandopen

Circle facilitated by, Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC.
Shanti has been running and facilitating groups for over 10 years. Her style is honest, straight forward and compassionate. She has a unique ability to truly see people and accept them exactly where they are at.

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Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)

TRE ® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) helps to restore balance to the body by releasing deeply stored tension. This approach will help you to manage and release the effects of stress in your body which in turn positively affects your life.
In TRE we use a series of exercises that are gentle and if needed can be modified for any body type or restriction.

A short description of TRE by Jessica Schaffer from trepdx.com 
"TRE ® activates a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex which is the body’s natural way of re-establishing balance by discharging energy stored in the nervous system. This tremor reflex originates from the Central Nervous System and moves deep in the core of the body, spreading from the legs upward along the spine, slowly unwinding muscular holding patterns from the sacrum to the cranium. Because it is a body-based release, there is very little emotional or cognitive process that is stirred by the practice. So it is a safe and gentle way for the body to process held stress and trauma without re-triggering uncomfortable memories." 

Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable stretchy clothes.

$10 cash or check at the door.

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 Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)

TRE ® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) helps to restore balance to the body by releasing deeply stored tension. This approach will help you to manage and release the effects of stress in your body which in turn positively affects your life.
In TRE we use a series of exercises that are gentle and if needed can be modified for any body type or restriction.

A short description of TRE by Jessica Schaffer from trepdx.com 
"TRE ® activates a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex which is the body’s natural way of re-establishing balance by discharging energy stored in the nervous system. This tremor reflex originates from the Central Nervous System and moves deep in the core of the body, spreading from the legs upward along the spine, slowly unwinding muscular holding patterns from the sacrum to the cranium. Because it is a body-based release, there is very little emotional or cognitive process that is stirred by the practice. So it is a safe and gentle way for the body to process held stress and trauma without re-triggering uncomfortable memories." 

Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable stretchy clothes.

$10 cash or check at the door.

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Men's Circle
Apr
1
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Circle

Men's circle is an experiential group that is part personal development and support group for men.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for the following:

A coming together of men from different walks of life that share the burdens and blessings of being men.
Learning how to be in the world in a different way that is based in the moment and that allows a wider range of responses.
Learning how to share the deeper parts of ourselves with men without shame or guilt.
Learning how to clarify and state wants and needs as men.
Opening to the possibilities of life versus miming the social and familial roles and rules assigned male children, adolescents or adults.

It is the intention of this circle that men will;

move toward greater awareness of himself—his body, his feelings, his environment;
learn to take ownership of his experience, rather than projecting them on to other;
learn to be aware of his needs and to develop skills to satisfy himself without violating others;
move toward a fuller contact with his sensations, learning to smell, touch, hear, and see—to savor all aspects of himself;
move toward the experience of his power and the ability to support himself, rather than relying on whining, blaming or guilt-making in order to mobilize support from the environment;
become sensitive to his surroundings, yet at the same time wears a coat of armor for situations which are potentially destructive or poisonous; learns to take responsibility for his actions and their consequences;
feel comfortable with the awareness of his life and its expression.

What a circle might look like

We will start with a brief check in. Then, depending on the how the check in goes we may follow a thread that came up or we will dive into our weekly topic through discussion and exercises. Topics will include, trauma, shame, compassion, communication, purpose, resilience, emotions, dreams....... Although there is an intention for circle to be shaped by a topic, the group will guide the group to the topics it is needing to explore.
When in circle we put our attention on one man to explore what his experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for 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 man for the uniqueness he 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.

This group will be held every other Monday for 6 meeting starting March 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm and ending on May 13th.

Limited to 10 men, 5 at the minimum

Email: rootedandopen@gmail.com to register or for more information

Investment: $100 cash, check to Rooted&Open, or venmo @rootedandopen

Circle facilitated by, Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC.
Shanti has been running and facilitating groups for over 10 years. Her style is honest, straight forward and compassionate. She has a unique ability to truly see people and accept them exactly where they are at.

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Men's Circle
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Circle

Men's circle is an experiential group that is part personal development and support group for men.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for the following:

A coming together of men from different walks of life that share the burdens and blessings of being men.
Learning how to be in the world in a different way that is based in the moment and that allows a wider range of responses.
Learning how to share the deeper parts of ourselves with men without shame or guilt.
Learning how to clarify and state wants and needs as men.
Opening to the possibilities of life versus miming the social and familial roles and rules assigned male children, adolescents or adults.

It is the intention of this circle that men will;

move toward greater awareness of himself—his body, his feelings, his environment;
learn to take ownership of his experience, rather than projecting them on to other;
learn to be aware of his needs and to develop skills to satisfy himself without violating others;
move toward a fuller contact with his sensations, learning to smell, touch, hear, and see—to savor all aspects of himself;
move toward the experience of his power and the ability to support himself, rather than relying on whining, blaming or guilt-making in order to mobilize support from the environment;
become sensitive to his surroundings, yet at the same time wears a coat of armor for situations which are potentially destructive or poisonous; learns to take responsibility for his actions and their consequences;
feel comfortable with the awareness of his life and its expression.

What a circle might look like

We will start with a brief check in. Then, depending on the how the check in goes we may follow a thread that came up or we will dive into our weekly topic through discussion and exercises. Topics will include, trauma, shame, compassion, communication, purpose, resilience, emotions, dreams....... Although there is an intention for circle to be shaped by a topic, the group will guide the group to the topics it is needing to explore.
When in circle we put our attention on one man to explore what his experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for 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 man for the uniqueness he 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.

This group will be held every other Monday for 6 meeting starting March 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm and ending on May 13th.

Limited to 10 men, 5 at the minimum

Email: rootedandopen@gmail.com to register or for more information

Investment: $100 cash, check to Rooted&Open, or venmo @rootedandopen

Circle facilitated by, Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC.
Shanti has been running and facilitating groups for over 10 years. Her style is honest, straight forward and compassionate. She has a unique ability to truly see people and accept them exactly where they are at.

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Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Mother Daughter Circle: Embodying the Goddess

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, reconnection, 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.

Ashley will lead the young women in stories, discussion, games, movement, and art exercises designed to facilitate understanding of womanhood and how to best cultivate it in their own life. We will start by finding our voice, then express our creativity, learn to listen and follow our intuition, then finally honor our bodies.

At the same time, mothers will work to deepen their own understanding of themselves, knowing that the best way to provide love and support for their daughter is to be grounded in their own self-mastery. To support this, Shanti will facilitate exercises and discussion surrounding the weekly topic and how it relates to motherhood.

FORMAT

Each Sunday, we will meet for two hours. We will begin gathered together in circle to introduce that week’s topic. Mothers and daughters will then part ways to explore the topics. At the end of our time together, we will rejoin the two groups to share insights and reflections.

THEMES

Week 1: Finding Our Voice
Week 2: Expressing Our Creativity
Week 3: Following Our Intuition
Week 4: Honoring Our Bodies

HOME EXTENSION

To encourage integration of the weekly topics, we will provide suggested questions to answer in a shared journal at home. Our hope is that this journal allows the space for mothers and daughters to communicate openly and authentically with each other while reflecting deeper on each week’s topic.

FACILITATORS

Shanti O'Connor is a nationally certified counselor, a licensed teacher, a past life hypnotherapist, Pranic Healer, Reiki Master, TRE (tension/trauma release exercises) provider and a postpartum specialist.
Shanti runs retreats for men and women, groups and circles for women and moms. She teaches meditation classes, chakra healing classes and spiritual exploration classes for kids. She owns the non-profit Bend Birth Connection. She also owns and runs Rooted&Open and The Hive.

Ashley Grewe is a mother, teacher, and business owner. She is passionate about holistic education as a powerful tool to empower children to be their best, authentic selves through programs that are heart-centered and purpose-driven. The driving force behind each class is to allow children to better understand and love themselves so that they can become future advocates for humans and the planet.
As an educator, she’s worked with children in public, private, charter and holistic schools in the United States and abroad for ten years. She is a licensed Oregon Elementary Teacher, a 200-hour RYT, and has been trained to teach children yoga, mindfulness, and food education through Life Project Education, Mindful Schools, and Pure Joy Planet.

REGISTRATION

Cost is $80 per person for the series, sliding scale, and includes one journal per family.

Register at obsidianeducation.org/register

Best suited for young women ages 10-15 and their mother (or mother figure).

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Men's Circle
Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Circle

Men's circle is an experiential group that is part personal development and support group for men.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for the following:

A coming together of men from different walks of life that share the burdens and blessings of being men.
Learning how to be in the world in a different way that is based in the moment and that allows a wider range of responses.
Learning how to share the deeper parts of ourselves with men without shame or guilt.
Learning how to clarify and state wants and needs as men.
Opening to the possibilities of life versus miming the social and familial roles and rules assigned male children, adolescents or adults.

It is the intention of this circle that men will;

move toward greater awareness of himself—his body, his feelings, his environment;
learn to take ownership of his experience, rather than projecting them on to other;
learn to be aware of his needs and to develop skills to satisfy himself without violating others;
move toward a fuller contact with his sensations, learning to smell, touch, hear, and see—to savor all aspects of himself;
move toward the experience of his power and the ability to support himself, rather than relying on whining, blaming or guilt-making in order to mobilize support from the environment;
become sensitive to his surroundings, yet at the same time wears a coat of armor for situations which are potentially destructive or poisonous; learns to take responsibility for his actions and their consequences;
feel comfortable with the awareness of his life and its expression.

What a circle might look like

We will start with a brief check in. Then, depending on the how the check in goes we may follow a thread that came up or we will dive into our weekly topic through discussion and exercises. Topics will include, trauma, shame, compassion, communication, purpose, resilience, emotions, dreams....... Although there is an intention for circle to be shaped by a topic, the group will guide the group to the topics it is needing to explore.
When in circle we put our attention on one man to explore what his experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for 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 man for the uniqueness he 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.

This group will be held every other Monday for 6 meeting starting March 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm and ending on May 13th.

Limited to 10 men, 5 at the minimum

Email: rootedandopen@gmail.com to register or for more information

Investment: $100 cash, check to Rooted&Open, or venmo @rootedandopen

Circle facilitated by, Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC.
Shanti has been running and facilitating groups for over 10 years. Her style is honest, straight forward and compassionate. She has a unique ability to truly see people and accept them exactly where they are at.

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May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Mother Daughter Circle: Embodying the Goddess

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, reconnection, 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.

Ashley will lead the young women in stories, discussion, games, movement, and art exercises designed to facilitate understanding of womanhood and how to best cultivate it in their own life. We will start by finding our voice, then express our creativity, learn to listen and follow our intuition, then finally honor our bodies.

At the same time, mothers will work to deepen their own understanding of themselves, knowing that the best way to provide love and support for their daughter is to be grounded in their own self-mastery. To support this, Shanti will facilitate exercises and discussion surrounding the weekly topic and how it relates to motherhood.

FORMAT

Each Sunday, we will meet for two hours. We will begin gathered together in circle to introduce that week’s topic. Mothers and daughters will then part ways to explore the topics. At the end of our time together, we will rejoin the two groups to share insights and reflections.

THEMES

Week 1: Finding Our Voice
Week 2: Expressing Our Creativity
Week 3: Following Our Intuition
Week 4: Honoring Our Bodies

HOME EXTENSION

To encourage integration of the weekly topics, we will provide suggested questions to answer in a shared journal at home. Our hope is that this journal allows the space for mothers and daughters to communicate openly and authentically with each other while reflecting deeper on each week’s topic.

FACILITATORS

Shanti O'Connor is a nationally certified counselor, a licensed teacher, a past life hypnotherapist, Pranic Healer, Reiki Master, TRE (tension/trauma release exercises) provider and a postpartum specialist.
Shanti runs retreats for men and women, groups and circles for women and moms. She teaches meditation classes, chakra healing classes and spiritual exploration classes for kids. She owns the non-profit Bend Birth Connection. She also owns and runs Rooted&Open and The Hive.

Ashley Grewe is a mother, teacher, and business owner. She is passionate about holistic education as a powerful tool to empower children to be their best, authentic selves through programs that are heart-centered and purpose-driven. The driving force behind each class is to allow children to better understand and love themselves so that they can become future advocates for humans and the planet.
As an educator, she’s worked with children in public, private, charter and holistic schools in the United States and abroad for ten years. She is a licensed Oregon Elementary Teacher, a 200-hour RYT, and has been trained to teach children yoga, mindfulness, and food education through Life Project Education, Mindful Schools, and Pure Joy Planet.

REGISTRATION

Cost is $80 per person for the series, sliding scale, and includes one journal per family.

Register at obsidianeducation.org/register

Best suited for young women ages 10-15 and their mother (or mother figure).

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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mother Daughter Circle: Embodying the Goddess

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, reconnection, 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.

Ashley will lead the young women in stories, discussion, games, movement, and art exercises designed to facilitate understanding of womanhood and how to best cultivate it in their own life. We will start by finding our voice, then express our creativity, learn to listen and follow our intuition, then finally honor our bodies.

At the same time, mothers will work to deepen their own understanding of themselves, knowing that the best way to provide love and support for their daughter is to be grounded in their own self-mastery. To support this, Shanti will facilitate exercises and discussion surrounding the weekly topic and how it relates to motherhood.

FORMAT

Each Sunday, we will meet for two hours. We will begin gathered together in circle to introduce that week’s topic. Mothers and daughters will then part ways to explore the topics. At the end of our time together, we will rejoin the two groups to share insights and reflections.

THEMES

Week 1: Finding Our Voice
Week 2: Expressing Our Creativity
Week 3: Following Our Intuition
Week 4: Honoring Our Bodies

HOME EXTENSION

To encourage integration of the weekly topics, we will provide suggested questions to answer in a shared journal at home. Our hope is that this journal allows the space for mothers and daughters to communicate openly and authentically with each other while reflecting deeper on each week’s topic.

FACILITATORS

Shanti O'Connor is a nationally certified counselor, a licensed teacher, a past life hypnotherapist, Pranic Healer, Reiki Master, TRE (tension/trauma release exercises) provider and a postpartum specialist.
Shanti runs retreats for men and women, groups and circles for women and moms. She teaches meditation classes, chakra healing classes and spiritual exploration classes for kids. She owns the non-profit Bend Birth Connection. She also owns and runs Rooted&Open and The Hive.

Ashley Grewe is a mother, teacher, and business owner. She is passionate about holistic education as a powerful tool to empower children to be their best, authentic selves through programs that are heart-centered and purpose-driven. The driving force behind each class is to allow children to better understand and love themselves so that they can become future advocates for humans and the planet.
As an educator, she’s worked with children in public, private, charter and holistic schools in the United States and abroad for ten years. She is a licensed Oregon Elementary Teacher, a 200-hour RYT, and has been trained to teach children yoga, mindfulness, and food education through Life Project Education, Mindful Schools, and Pure Joy Planet.

REGISTRATION

Cost is $80 per person for the series, sliding scale, and includes one journal per family.

Register at obsidianeducation.org/register

Best suited for young women ages 10-15 and their mother (or mother figure).

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Men's Circle
May
13
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Circle

Men's circle is an experiential group that is part personal development and support group for men.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for the following:

A coming together of men from different walks of life that share the burdens and blessings of being men.
Learning how to be in the world in a different way that is based in the moment and that allows a wider range of responses.
Learning how to share the deeper parts of ourselves with men without shame or guilt.
Learning how to clarify and state wants and needs as men.
Opening to the possibilities of life versus miming the social and familial roles and rules assigned male children, adolescents or adults.

It is the intention of this circle that men will;

move toward greater awareness of himself—his body, his feelings, his environment;
learn to take ownership of his experience, rather than projecting them on to other;
learn to be aware of his needs and to develop skills to satisfy himself without violating others;
move toward a fuller contact with his sensations, learning to smell, touch, hear, and see—to savor all aspects of himself;
move toward the experience of his power and the ability to support himself, rather than relying on whining, blaming or guilt-making in order to mobilize support from the environment;
become sensitive to his surroundings, yet at the same time wears a coat of armor for situations which are potentially destructive or poisonous; learns to take responsibility for his actions and their consequences;
feel comfortable with the awareness of his life and its expression.

What a circle might look like

We will start with a brief check in. Then, depending on the how the check in goes we may follow a thread that came up or we will dive into our weekly topic through discussion and exercises. Topics will include, trauma, shame, compassion, communication, purpose, resilience, emotions, dreams....... Although there is an intention for circle to be shaped by a topic, the group will guide the group to the topics it is needing to explore.
When in circle we put our attention on one man to explore what his experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for 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 man for the uniqueness he 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.

This group will be held every other Monday for 6 meeting starting March 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm and ending on May 13th.

Limited to 10 men, 5 at the minimum

Email: rootedandopen@gmail.com to register or for more information

Investment: $100 cash, check to Rooted&Open, or venmo @rootedandopen

Circle facilitated by, Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC.
Shanti has been running and facilitating groups for over 10 years. Her style is honest, straight forward and compassionate. She has a unique ability to truly see people and accept them exactly where they are at.

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May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Mother Daughter Circle: Embodying the Goddess

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, reconnection, 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.

Ashley will lead the young women in stories, discussion, games, movement, and art exercises designed to facilitate understanding of womanhood and how to best cultivate it in their own life. We will start by finding our voice, then express our creativity, learn to listen and follow our intuition, then finally honor our bodies.

At the same time, mothers will work to deepen their own understanding of themselves, knowing that the best way to provide love and support for their daughter is to be grounded in their own self-mastery. To support this, Shanti will facilitate exercises and discussion surrounding the weekly topic and how it relates to motherhood.

FORMAT

Each Sunday, we will meet for two hours. We will begin gathered together in circle to introduce that week’s topic. Mothers and daughters will then part ways to explore the topics. At the end of our time together, we will rejoin the two groups to share insights and reflections.

THEMES

Week 1: Finding Our Voice
Week 2: Expressing Our Creativity
Week 3: Following Our Intuition
Week 4: Honoring Our Bodies

HOME EXTENSION

To encourage integration of the weekly topics, we will provide suggested questions to answer in a shared journal at home. Our hope is that this journal allows the space for mothers and daughters to communicate openly and authentically with each other while reflecting deeper on each week’s topic.

FACILITATORS

Shanti O'Connor is a nationally certified counselor, a licensed teacher, a past life hypnotherapist, Pranic Healer, Reiki Master, TRE (tension/trauma release exercises) provider and a postpartum specialist.
Shanti runs retreats for men and women, groups and circles for women and moms. She teaches meditation classes, chakra healing classes and spiritual exploration classes for kids. She owns the non-profit Bend Birth Connection. She also owns and runs Rooted&Open and The Hive.

Ashley Grewe is a mother, teacher, and business owner. She is passionate about holistic education as a powerful tool to empower children to be their best, authentic selves through programs that are heart-centered and purpose-driven. The driving force behind each class is to allow children to better understand and love themselves so that they can become future advocates for humans and the planet.
As an educator, she’s worked with children in public, private, charter and holistic schools in the United States and abroad for ten years. She is a licensed Oregon Elementary Teacher, a 200-hour RYT, and has been trained to teach children yoga, mindfulness, and food education through Life Project Education, Mindful Schools, and Pure Joy Planet.

REGISTRATION

Cost is $80 per person for the series, sliding scale, and includes one journal per family.

Register at obsidianeducation.org/register

Best suited for young women ages 10-15 and their mother (or mother figure).

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Birth Circle
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Birth Circle

Birth Circle is a co-ed circle for families to gather and share stories of birth. Families who are preparing for birth as well as families who have welcomed a child into their life are welcome to join. You do not need to have a story in order to join the circle. All are welcome. All that is required is an open heart and an open mind.

Shanti, who is facilitating this circle, believes all birth stories are relevant and important to share in community. She is on a mission to change birth through storytelling. She believes storytelling is powerful, healing, and transforms lives. She also knows first hand of how sharing your story in community changes you. It removes shame and creates healing through connection.

This is an opportunity for families to gather and share. This is not about comparing or making anyone wrong. In circle we witness and we lift each other up. In sharing our story and witnessing we are challenged, we teach and we learn. With every tiny bit of support that is exchanged, intentional or not, we become more fulfilled people, and better parents for our babies.

Babies and children are welcome to attend.
Suggested $10 donation

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I Thought It Was Just Me
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

I Thought It Was Just Me

I Thought It Was Just Me, by Brene Brown.
This is a 4 week co-ed book group that is part circle and part guided discussion focusing on Shame.

Why a book group on shame?
Guilt is someone feeling that they’ve done something bad, and shame is a separate emotion where people believe they are bad. Shame separates us from one another, and it’s this separation that makes shame so particularly toxic to our being.

Shame is a self-sealing proposition. As shame disconnects and silences us, our shame becomes a secret, and secrets are where our shadow and toxicity lies. The challenge with shame is the feeling itself makes it unsafe for us to share the shame with others. It erodes our trust in ourselves and others.

Learn about shame, how it manifests in your life, how it impacts your joy, and how it shapes your relationships. As a group we will learn how to work with shame in a safe and nurturing environment.

Investment: $40 for the group,
Purchase the book or check it out at the library.

Register: rootedandopen@gmail.com
Limited to 10 people.

Dates: January 28th- February 18th from 6:30-8:30pm

https://www.amazon.com/Thought-Was-Just-but-isnt/dp/1592403352/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546561179&sr=8-1&keywords=i+thought+it+was+just+me

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 Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)

TRE ® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) helps to restore balance to the body by releasing deeply stored tension. This approach will help you to manage and release the effects of stress in your body which in turn positively affects your life.
In TRE we use a series of exercises that are gentle and if needed can be modified for any body type or restriction.

A short description of TRE by Jessica Schaffer from trepdx.com 
"TRE ® activates a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex which is the body’s natural way of re-establishing balance by discharging energy stored in the nervous system. This tremor reflex originates from the Central Nervous System and moves deep in the core of the body, spreading from the legs upward along the spine, slowly unwinding muscular holding patterns from the sacrum to the cranium. Because it is a body-based release, there is very little emotional or cognitive process that is stirred by the practice. So it is a safe and gentle way for the body to process held stress and trauma without re-triggering uncomfortable memories." 

Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable stretchy clothes.

$10 cash or check at the door.

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Magical Kids (Crystals)
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Magical Kids (Crystals)

Join Shanti O'Connor of Rooted&Open at The Hive for this monthly spiritual exploration class just for kids. Each month we will focus on a different magical topic like crystals, energy healing, chakras, spirit guides, angels, meditation, etc...
We will use yoga, guided meditation, art, discussion, and hands on activities to explore each topic.
This month we will explore how to connect, know, and work with crystals. Kiddos will leave understanding the properties of different crystals, what it means to work with crystals, how to work with crystals, and everything a crystal can do for a kiddo. 
Each kid will go home with his/her very own homemade crystal necklace. 
Parents are welcome to join their kiddo, but if you are comfortable dropping your kiddo off that is better.

$15 cash or check made out to Rooted&Open
Class is limited to 10 kids.
Age 5-12
Pre-register is strongly encouraged
email rootedandopen@gmail.com to reserve your spot.


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New Year Ceremony
Jan
1
6:30 PM18:30

New Year Ceremony

Start the new year off with clarity and intention. 

This is the perfect time to reflect and thoughtfully envision what you would like to welcome into your life in the year to come. As a group we will open ourselves up to receiving all that is good into our lives.Through a group journey meditation, a prayer circle and a vision board, we are putting thought and energy into things we would like to experience in the new year—-perhaps it is more self-care, travel, career success, relationship connection, inner peace, love or friendship. As we do this, we may become more clear on what our heart desires.

This night together will help us begin to expand our thinking. If we ask ourselves, “What would I want in my life if I had a magic wand?” By expanding our thinking, we start to increase our belief systems around what could be attainable. For if you do not believe you will ever achieve something, you most certainly won’t. We must be able to envision a greater life for ourselves before we can begin to take the steps to make that a reality.

Treats and tea will be served.
Sliding scale $15-20 cash, check or venmo

This class is scheduled for 2 hours, but can easily take up to 3 hours, so please plan accordingly.

Space limited to 10 people (men or women). Email rootedandopen@gmail.com to reserve your spot 
or PM Rooted&Open

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 Mama Nurture Circle (for moms w/babies)
Dec
28
10:00 AM10:00

Mama Nurture Circle (for moms w/babies)

Mama Nurture Circle is a bi weekly circle that meets ongoing from 10-12 pm in The Tree house at The Hive. This circle is open to moms with babies 1 and under. Babies are welcome to join mama in circle.
This circle is part open processing (as in each person gets to choose what she wants to share with the group), and guided discussion.
Weekly format roughly looks like a check in, short meditation to clear our mind and ground our body into the present, then we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between through discussion. Topics are chosen based on the what is most relevant to the group.
Who
This is a circle for mothers in the beginning stage of parenting who are looking to gain a deeper connection to their self as well as other women. This group is especially helpful for moms who are ready to do some internal/emotional healing and discover who she is after becoming a mom. It's about coming home to the woman she is, not the woman she was.
Why
For many women, after becoming a mom her life is devoted to her child. In this devotion there are parts of herself she loses. For others, raising a child triggers all the parts of herself that were rejected as a child and she loses herself to the pain and rage she is dealing with. Some women are so convinced that there is a "right" way to parent and are so stuck in controlling the environment around her in order to protect her child that she begins to suffer great anxiety. The struggles vary, but what is clear for most is that there is a sense of self that is lost. For many women, joining a circle of women who are really open and vulnerable can be healing, nurturing and helps women rediscover herself.
This offering fosters deep connection, vulnerability, truth, and awareness. For some it's the first radical step towards self care that can create the much needed change one is looking for.

What does a circle look like?
When in circle we put our attention on one woman to explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
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.

Circle Dates: November 2nd, 16th, and 30th and finishes on December 14th.


Investment: $80 for access to this ongoing group. Come when you can

-Babies welcome to join
-Space is limited to 10 women
-Payment plans available, please email rootedandopen@gmail.com 
to set up
-Email rootedandopen@gmail.com to register

About the Facilitator:
Shanti is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a mama of 2. She is a meditation teacher, energy worker, counselor, and a teacher. She has training in post partum and trauma that helps inform her work with moms.
She has been facilitating the Mama Nurture Circle in Bend for almost 8 years. She loves helping moms step into her deepest truth. Her approach is straight forward, compassionate, and authentic.

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Winter Spiral
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Winter Spiral

Winter Spiral is a celebration of the winter solstice. The Hive is hosting this is as a donation based, drop in activity. So come when you can, enjoy some tea or hot coco, a cookie and walk through our spiral.

As you enter the Hive we will be sitting in silence in a darkened room and a candle will be lit in the center of a spiral of evergreen boughs. This candle is a symbol of life amidst the dead of winter. Each person in turn takes a candle into the center of that spiral and lights it, then places the candle along the path. The lights brighten the path for those who come after. Each person walks alone, at his or her own pace, in his or her own way.

This is a celebration of quiet confidence, of carrying light in darkness, of sharing that light with others. You are invited to attend this celebration, not only to watch, but to watch how each person is in the community of their peers. How does each person approach the candle at the center of the spiral? Are his footsteps halting or rapid? Does she stop along the way to consider each crystal and shining stone in the path before placing her candle near the way out of the spiral, or does she set it down right away and hurry on without looking back? Being a witness to this journey can be a moving experience, and adults and children alike carry away from the spiral the feelings and meaning they found within it.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are entering the darkest days of the year. The sun is down by dinner time, and even at noon the shadows are long and slanting. Holiday preparations are in full swing, and our minds swirl with plans for gifts, meals, treats, crafts, decorations, travel, cleaning. When we look out into the natural world, we see the opposite of this constant, harried motion. The earth is growing quiet. The plants and animals are storing away food for the cold months or preparing to sink into dormancy. When the snow comes, the quiet will be even deeper.

It is no accident that so many festivals are planned for these dark days. Celebrations of light, community, sharing — these remind us to carry the gifts of summer with us into the quiet of winter. At the time of the longest night, we find joyful celebrations of returning light.

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Kids Holiday Craft
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Holiday Craft

During the Hive Holiday Market we will have a supervised craft booth from 10-12 and then again from 3-5 pm for children of all ages.
Kids can make crafts to give as gifts to their family and friends! 

Crafts include (plus wrapping)
-Make your own organic tea mix! ($2)
-Roll and decorate a beeswax candle! ($4)
-Make an ornament! ($1)
See pictures in the comments
*Cash Only Please*

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Hive Holiday Market
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Hive Holiday Market

The Hive is holding it's first ever holiday market. We will have a variety of local artisans selling their wares for holiday gifts. 
This is a free event open to the public.
We'll also have a kids area so kids can make a high quality gift for friends and family.

Vendors Include:

Bend Floral Artistry
CrystallynnbySirah
Hand spun yarn 
Hand knitted ornaments
Wild Folk Flower Apothecary
Desert Rose Essentials
In Stitches by Sara
Organic Man: Ayurvedic men’s care

We’ll also have a kids holiday craft area for kids to make and take a gift for family and friends.

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Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)

This is a group class for those who know how to do TRE. new students are welcome to join too.
TRE ® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) helps to restore balance to the body by releasing deeply stored tension. This approach will help you to manage and release the effects of stress in your body which in turn positively affects your life.
In TRE we use a series of exercises that are gentle and if needed can be modified for any body type or restriction.

A short description of TRE by Jessica Schaffer from trepdx.com 
"TRE ® activates a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex which is the body’s natural way of re-establishing balance by discharging energy stored in the nervous system. This tremor reflex originates from the Central Nervous System and moves deep in the core of the body, spreading from the legs upward along the spine, slowly unwinding muscular holding patterns from the sacrum to the cranium. Because it is a body-based release, there is very little emotional or cognitive process that is stirred by the practice. So it is a safe and gentle way for the body to process held stress and trauma without re-triggering uncomfortable memories." 

Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable stretchy clothes.

$10 cash or check at the door.

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Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

Group TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)

This is a group class for those who know how to do TRE. new students are welcome to join too.
TRE ® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) helps to restore balance to the body by releasing deeply stored tension. This approach will help you to manage and release the effects of stress in your body which in turn positively affects your life.
In TRE we use a series of exercises that are gentle and if needed can be modified for any body type or restriction.

A short description of TRE by Jessica Schaffer from trepdx.com 
"TRE ® activates a self-controlled, muscular tremor reflex which is the body’s natural way of re-establishing balance by discharging energy stored in the nervous system. This tremor reflex originates from the Central Nervous System and moves deep in the core of the body, spreading from the legs upward along the spine, slowly unwinding muscular holding patterns from the sacrum to the cranium. Because it is a body-based release, there is very little emotional or cognitive process that is stirred by the practice. So it is a safe and gentle way for the body to process held stress and trauma without re-triggering uncomfortable memories." 

Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable stretchy clothes.

$10 cash or check at the door.

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 In Utero Documentary Screening & Professional Panel Discussion
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

In Utero Documentary Screening & Professional Panel Discussion

IN UTERO is a documentary examining the connection between the state of the world and prenatal life. 

IN UTERO paints a complex tapestry of the human experience from conception to birth. 

Tapping into cultural myths, popular movies, and technological trends, the film demonstrates how our experiences in utero preoccupy us throughout our lives.
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The film screening will be followed by a discussion panel of local professionals, David Lutz, Emily Wiggins, Kristen Poppert, and Alice O'Keefe 

$15.00 at the door (cash, check made out to Bend Birth Connection or Venmo)

This event is limited to 40 people

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Magical Kids (Angels)
Nov
11
2:30 PM14:30

Magical Kids (Angels)

Join The Hive and Rooted&Open for this monthly spiritual exploration class just for kids. Each month we will focus on a different magical topic like crystals, energy healing, chakras, spirit guides, angels, meditation, etc...
We will use yoga, guided meditation, art, discussion, and hands on activities to explore each topic.
This month we will explore how to connect, know, and work with arch angels and guardian angels. Kiddos will leave understanding how many angel guides they have, what it means to work with angel, how to work with angels, and everything an angel can do for a kiddo. 
$10 cash or check made out to Rooted&Open
Class is limited to 10 kids.
Age 5-12
Pre-register is strongly encouraged
email rootedandopen@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Grand Opening

Connect-Collaborate-Heal
Have you heard of The Hive? The Hive is a holistic healing community in downtown Bend. Although we had a soft opening in May, we are ready for an official grand opening.
Please join us in introducing and welcoming The Hive into the Bend community.
Our evening will begin with an opening ceremony lead by Jennifer Lane at 6pm.
After the ceremony we will have food, non alcoholic drinks, live music by JoyRoot, a community Mandala art project and an interactive altar. We would love your presence to help us anchor in this center.

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Shine, A Woman's Group
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Shine, A Woman's Group

Shine is a 4 week process group (11/6-11/27) 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


Shine will be facilitated by two therapists who are passionate about and specialize in group work: 
Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC, QHHT
www.rootedandopen.com
and
Sara Beth Feley, LMFT, YTT, CT, Cranial Sacral Therapist
www.sarabethfeley.com

Investment $140
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 or full payment to

Rooted&Open
205 NW Franklin Ave.,
Bend, 97701

Please inquire with questions to rootedandopen@gmail.com

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Birth Tellers
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Birth Tellers

Birth Tellers is a community storytelling event for mothers, fathers, and birthworkers. We would love to highlight all the ways in which women give birth in our community. We hope to hear stories from fathers, grandparents and birthworkers as well as from mothers. 

There will be about 5-10 storytellers sharing his/her experience of birth. Each story will range between 10-20 minutes. The last 30 minutes will be used for an open discussion and questions from the audience. 

If you are interested in sharing your story please email rootedandopen@gmail.com. Once a short written description is emailed you will be notified if your story has been chosen to share at this event. No storytelling experience needed.


$15 at the door

 

 

 

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Mama Nurture Circle (for moms w/babies)
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Mama Nurture Circle (for moms w/babies)

Mama Nurture Circle is a bi weekly circle that meets 4 times over the course of two months from 10-12 pm in The Tree house at The Hive. This circle is open to moms with babies 1 and under. Babies are welcome to join mama in circle.
This circle is part open processing (as in each person gets to choose what she wants to share with the group), and guided discussion.
Weekly format roughly looks like a check in, short meditation to clear our mind and ground our body into the present, then we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between through discussion. Topics are chosen based on the what is most relevant to the group.
Who
This is a circle for mothers in the beginning stage of parenting who are looking to gain a deeper connection to their self as well as other women. This group is especially helpful for moms who are ready to do some internal/emotional healing and discover who she is after becoming a mom. It's about coming home to the woman she is, not the woman she was.
Why
For many women, after becoming a mom her life is devoted to her child. In this devotion there are parts of herself she loses. For others, raising a child triggers all the parts of herself that were rejected as a child and she loses herself to the pain and rage she is dealing with. Some women are so convinced that there is a "right" way to parent and are so stuck in controlling the environment around her in order to protect her child that she begins to suffer great anxiety. The struggles vary, but what is clear for most is that there is a sense of self that is lost. For many women, joining a circle of women who are really open and vulnerable can be healing, nurturing and helps women rediscover herself.
This offering fosters deep connection, vulnerability, truth, and awareness. For some it's the first radical step towards self care that can create the much needed change one is looking for.

What does a circle look like?
When in circle we put our attention on one woman to explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
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.

Circle Dates: November 2nd, 16th, and 30th and finishes on December 14th.


Investment: $80 for 4 weeks.

-Babies welcome to join
-Space is limited to 10 women
-Payment plans available, please email rootedandopen@gmail.com 
to set up
-Email rootedandopen@gmail.com to register

About the Facilitator:
Shanti is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a mama of 2. She is a meditation teacher, energy worker, counselor, and a teacher. She has training in post partum and trauma that helps inform her work with moms.
She has been facilitating the Mama Nurture Circle in Bend for almost 8 years. She loves helping moms step into her deepest truth. Her approach is straight forward, compassionate, and authentic.

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Postnatal Yoga/Mama Circle
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

Postnatal Yoga/Mama Circle

This class combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 60 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. The circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. 
This is facilitated by Jennifer Marie Lane, yoga teacher and mama and Shanti O'Connor, counselor and mama,

YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Dr. Jennifer Marie Lane, DC. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques, mudras and postures to help support the body, heart, mind and soul through the transition into motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.

CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
Circle is facilitated by Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC. When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling 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.

Children are welcome to join. Shanti will be on hand to help watch kids while mom is doing yoga.

ABOUT JENNIFER:
Jennifer is a mama of a delightfully engaging son. She moved to Bend in the summer of 2018 after living on the road in an RV for 2.5 years. She birthed her son at home (in the RV) and discovered in that transformational experience that she also birthed herself as a Mother and joined the Tribe. 

While her main focus these days is on being a mom, she is also a dream oracle, author, yoga teacher, priestess and chiropractor. 

Jennifer has taught yoga since 2004. Her approach weaves together breath, mudra, asana and Earth Wisdom - crafting a healing journey for the body and soul. 

She loves gathering in Circle, facilitating Ceremony and crafting Ritual. Her devotion is to awakening and inspiring Beauty, Love & Magic in ever practical and mystical ways. 

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist,
and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $12 and there is an option for 5 class card options to save $2 per class.
If you would like to join us, but cannot afford the class please reach out to rootedandopen@gmail.com. No mama will be turned away due to lack of funds.

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In Utero Documentary Screening & Professional Panel Discussion
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

In Utero Documentary Screening & Professional Panel Discussion

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IN UTERO is a documentary examining the connection between the state of the world and prenatal life. IN UTERO paints a complex tapestry of the human experience from conception to birth. Tapping into cultural myths, popular movies, and technological trends, the film demonstrates how our experiences in utero preoccupy us throughout our lives.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion panel of local professionals. 

Tickets online are $10 (on Facebook or Eventbrite)
$15.00 at the door

This event is limited to 15 people

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Postnatal Yoga/Mama Circle
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Postnatal Yoga/Mama Circle

This class combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 60 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. The circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. 
This is facilitated by Jennifer Marie Lane, yoga teacher and mama and Shanti O'Connor, counselor and mama,

YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Dr. Jennifer Marie Lane, DC. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques, mudras and postures to help support the body, heart, mind and soul through the transition into motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.

CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
Circle is facilitated by Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC. When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling 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.

Children are welcome to join. Shanti will be on hand to help watch kids while mom is doing yoga.

ABOUT JENNIFER:
Jennifer is a mama of a delightfully engaging son. She moved to Bend in the summer of 2018 after living on the road in an RV for 2.5 years. She birthed her son at home (in the RV) and discovered in that transformational experience that she also birthed herself as a Mother and joined the Tribe. 

While her main focus these days is on being a mom, she is also a dream oracle, author, yoga teacher, priestess and chiropractor. 

Jennifer has taught yoga since 2004. Her approach weaves together breath, mudra, asana and Earth Wisdom - crafting a healing journey for the body and soul. 

She loves gathering in Circle, facilitating Ceremony and crafting Ritual. Her devotion is to awakening and inspiring Beauty, Love & Magic in ever practical and mystical ways. 

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist,
and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $12 and there is an option for 5 class card options to save $2 per class.
If you would like to join us, but cannot afford the class please reach out to rootedandopen@gmail.com. No mama will be turned away due to lack of funds.

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Postnatal Yoga/Mama Circle
Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

Postnatal Yoga/Mama Circle

This class combines yoga and a support circle to join women in this powerful and often overwhelming time in their lives. The class starts with 30 minutes of mindful movement and is followed by 60 minutes of gathering to discuss all that can come up as a mother. The circle is aimed at providing you with a community of women who can support each other and develop lasting bonds in this journey of motherhood. 
This is facilitated by Jennifer Marie Lane, yoga teacher and mama and Shanti O'Connor, counselor and mama,

YOGA:
Yoga is taught by Dr. Jennifer Marie Lane, DC. The short class offers women the opportunity to establish an overall sense of well-being, and learn breathing techniques, mudras and postures to help support the body, heart, mind and soul through the transition into motherhood. There will be time for connection with other mothers, as well as deep rest and relaxation. Our classes are open to any woman after doctors release postpartum. The class is a nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, and overcome the common discomforts from postpartum. No prior yoga experience needed.

CIRCLE:
What does a circle look like?
Circle is facilitated by Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC. When in circle we all put our attention on one woman, and we will explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling 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.

Children are welcome to join. Shanti will be on hand to help watch kids while mom is doing yoga.

ABOUT JENNIFER:
Jennifer is a mama of a delightfully engaging son. She moved to Bend in the summer of 2018 after living on the road in an RV for 2.5 years. She birthed her son at home (in the RV) and discovered in that transformational experience that she also birthed herself as a Mother and joined the Tribe. 

While her main focus these days is on being a mom, she is also a dream oracle, author, yoga teacher, priestess and chiropractor. 

Jennifer has taught yoga since 2004. Her approach weaves together breath, mudra, asana and Earth Wisdom - crafting a healing journey for the body and soul. 

She loves gathering in Circle, facilitating Ceremony and crafting Ritual. Her devotion is to awakening and inspiring Beauty, Love & Magic in ever practical and mystical ways. 

ABOUT SHANTI: 
Shanti is a mother of two soulful, wild, silly, energetic children. Before children, she counseled at-risk youth and teen moms. However, the experience of giving birth and becoming a mom radically changed her. From that transition, she discovered her deeper calling, working with mothers.

When she is not with her children she is facilitating retreats, circles and groups, teaching TRE, meditation and chakra healing classes, hosting ceremonies, and working one on one helping women heal.

Shanti is a change maker, an activist, a healer, a community builder, a storyteller, a mother, and a truth teller. She is a nationally certified counselor with a Masters in Counseling. She is a licensed teacher, a certified hypnotherapist,
and a Reiki Master. She has trainings in TRE (trauma release exercises), PPD, Advanced Pranic Healing, and trauma.

Everything Shanti does is in service to women, especially mothers. She is deeply passionate about helping women heal so they can be the powerful, loving, soulful individual they long to be and know they are.


INVESTMENT:
This is priced as a regularly scheduled class, meaning a drop-in is $12 and there is an option for 5 class card options to save $2 per class.
If you would like to join us, but cannot afford the class please reach out to rootedandopen@gmail.com. No mama will be turned away due to lack of funds.

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Magical Kids (Spirit Animals)
Sep
16
2:30 PM14:30

Magical Kids (Spirit Animals)

Join The Hive and Rooted&Open for this monthly spiritual exploration class just for kids. Each month we will focus on a different magical topic like crystals, energy healing, chakras, spirit guides, angels, meditation, etc...
We will use yoga, guided meditation, art, discussion, and hands on activities to explore each topic.
This month we will explore how to connect, know, and work with animal spirits guides. Kiddos will leave understanding how many animal guides they have, what it means when they see animals in nature, and will be able to identify and work with at least one of their spirit animals. 
$15 cash or check made out to Rooted&Open
Class is limited to 10 kids.
Age 6-12
Pre-register is strongly encouraged
email rootedandopen@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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Mama Nurture Circle
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mama Nurture Circle

Mama Nurture Circle is a weekly circle that meets 6 weeks from 7-9pm in The Treehouse 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 little art exploration. 
Weekly format roughly looks like a check in, short meditation to clear our mind and ground our body into the present, then we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between through art, writing and/or discussion. Topics are chosen based on the what is most relevant to the group.
Who
This is a circle for mothers in any stage of parenting (from pregnant moms to parents of adults) who are looking to gain a deeper connection to their self as well as other women. This is not a group just for new moms. Although this can be helpful for new moms, it is for moms at any stage who are ready to do some internal/emotional healing and discover who she is after becoming a mom. It's about coming home to the woman she is, not the woman she was.
Why
For many women, after becoming a mom her life is devoted to her child. In this devotion there are parts of herself she loses. For others, raising a child triggers all the parts of herself that were rejected as a child and she loses herself to the pain and rage she is dealing with. Some women are so convinced that there is a "right" way to parent and are so stuck in controlling the environment around her in order to protect her child that she begins to suffer great anxiety. The struggles vary, but what is clear for most is that there is a sense of self that is lost. For many women, joining a circle of women who are really open and vulnerable can be healing, nurturung and helps women rediscover herself.
This offering fosters deep connection, vulnerability, truth, and awareness. For some it's the first radical step towards self care that can create the much needed change one is looking for.

What does a circle look like?
When in circle we put our attention on one woman to explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling 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.

Circle Dates: September 13- October 18 from 7-9pm

Investment: $100 for 6 weeks.

-Babies welcome to join
-Space is limited to 10 women
-Payment plans available, please email rootedandopen@gmail.com
to set up
-Email rootedandopen@gmail.com to register

About the Facilitator:
Shanti is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a mama of 2. She is a meditation teach, energy worker, counselor, and a teacher. She has training in post partum and trauma that helps inform her work with moms.
She has been facilitating the Mama Nurture Circle in Bend for almost 8 years. She loves helping moms step into her deepest truth. Her approach is straight forward, compassionate, and vulnerable.

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Mama Nurture Circle
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Mama Nurture Circle

Mama Nurture Circle is a weekly circle that meets 6 weeks from 7-9pm in The Treehouse 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 little art exploration. 
Weekly format roughly looks like a check in, short meditation to clear our mind and ground our body into the present, then we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between through art, writing and/or discussion. Topics are chosen based on the what is most relevant to the group.
Who
This is a circle for mothers in any stage of parenting (from pregnant moms to parents of adults) who are looking to gain a deeper connection to their self as well as other women. This is not a group just for new moms. Although this can be helpful for new moms, it is for moms at any stage who are ready to do some internal/emotional healing and discover who she is after becoming a mom. It's about coming home to the woman she is, not the woman she was.
Why
For many women, after becoming a mom her life is devoted to her child. In this devotion there are parts of herself she loses. For others, raising a child triggers all the parts of herself that were rejected as a child and she loses herself to the pain and rage she is dealing with. Some women are so convinced that there is a "right" way to parent and are so stuck in controlling the environment around her in order to protect her child that she begins to suffer great anxiety. The struggles vary, but what is clear for most is that there is a sense of self that is lost. For many women, joining a circle of women who are really open and vulnerable can be healing, nurturung and helps women rediscover herself.
This offering fosters deep connection, vulnerability, truth, and awareness. For some it's the first radical step towards self care that can create the much needed change one is looking for.

What does a circle look like?
When in circle we put our attention on one woman to explore what her experience is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for her.
The experience of being seen for who we are is one of the most fullfilling 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.

Circle Dates: September 10, 17, October 1, 8,15, 29

Investment: $100 for 6 weeks.

-Babies welcome to join
-Space is limited to 10 women
-Payment plans available, please email rootedandopen@gmail.com
to set up
-Email rootedandopen@gmail.com to register

About the Facilitator:
Shanti is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a mama of 2. She is a meditation teach, energy worker, counselor, and a teacher. She has training in post partum and trauma that helps inform her work with moms.
She has been facilitating the Mama Nurture Circle in Bend for almost 8 years. She loves helping moms step into her deepest truth. Her approach is straight forward, compassionate, and vulnerable.

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Bee Healthy: Donation Offering
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Bee Healthy: Donation Offering

Please join The Hive for an evening of donation services. This will be a monthly offering on the first Friday of every month where people in the community can try out different services for one monetary donation. 
In the community classroom we will have a variety classes being offered. At the same time each of our rooms will be open for one on one healing services. We will also have offerings out on the lawn.
This is a family friendly event!

Here is a list of possible (not all) services.
Yoga
Meditation
Energy work
Intuitives
Counseling
Massage
Nutrition counseling
Breathwork
Jungian Sandtray Therapy
Cocoon Project
Accupuncture
Aruveydic Counseling
Dance Therapy
Thai Massage
Crystal Healing
Reiki
TRE
Food
Cranial Sacral
And many, many more offerings

Suggested donation $10-20

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