Vibration Healing
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Vibration Healing

This is a unique blend of exercises, meditation, breath work and energy work to create a healing vibration current in the body. These exercises down regulate the nervous system so the body can relax and rejuvenate.

The first part will be dedicated to soothing, calming and resetting the nervous system through a guided meditation, breathwork and tremoring. No experience needed to learn these exercises. It's a safe and gentle exercise for all bodies.

Once our body is in a natural state of calm we will use crystals, oils, singing bowls, hands on energy healing, and shamanic drumming or hemi-sync music will be used during our time together to help guide and clear the energetic field.

Time permitting, we will process and talk about what came up during our time together.
Please bring a yoga mat to lay on and any pillow you think you may need to support your body laying on the floor.

$15
venmo, cash, check made out to Rooted&Open

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Community Potluck Dialogues
Jun
24
5:30 PM17:30

Community Potluck Dialogues

Community Potluck Dialogues is a monthly get-together filled with gifts of hospitality and conversation with the goal of relationship building. Relationship building in communities and during dinner conversations can be an area where we can have an impact that matters in both the short and long term – an impact that moves toward authentic connections, greater awareness of others, and inspiration to make changes within the self and/or community.

Through these dialogues, communities can be built and
engaged in order to develop relationships based on mutual
respect and trust. After all, the sharing of a meal is a sacred
space where ripples of change can occur.

When we take time to share aspects about ourselves
or about our histories, we create space for the deepening of
relationships, of trust, and of understanding.

We will engage in meaningful conversations based on a topic. This month's topic will center around community. Each person will have a question he/she will be asked around the topic of community.

Our goal is to keep this offering small and intimate in order for deep connection. Therefore, this offering is limited to 10 people. The first 10 people to RSVP will have a spot. If you need to change your RSVP please do so asap, so another can fill your spot.

Please Note:
-This is a sober event
-This is a free event
-You must bring a dish to share
-Please bring a label with all ingredients listed that are in the dish
you bring
-Please bring a serving spoon, fork, or spatula
-Your dish should be able to feed 10 people
-Wear clothes you feel comfortable sitting on the grass with
-Dress in layers
-We will provide dishes, napkins, silverware, and drinks
-This offering will be in our new space, The Cottage, 521 NW
Harriman, it's the small building right behind The Hive.

Your hosts will be Shanti O'Connor, Jasmine Kocie, and Tanya Hackett.
Let's gather around good food, good conversation, and good people.

Timeline
5:30: Arrival and welcome of guests
Sharing of light refreshments and informal conversation
6:00: Icebreaker activity
6:30: Dinner and Dialogue
8:00: Farewell

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Vibration Healing
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Vibration Healing

This is a unique blend of exercises, meditation, breath work and energy work to create a healing vibration current in the body. These exercises down regulate the nervous system so the body can relax and rejuvenate.

The first part will be dedicated to soothing, calming and resetting the nervous system through a guided meditation, breathwork and tremoring. No experience needed to learn these exercises. It's a safe and gentle exercise for all bodies.

Once our body is in a natural state of calm we will use crystals, oils, singing bowls, hands on energy healing, and shamanic drumming or hemi-sync music will be used during our time together to help guide and clear the energetic field.

Time permitting, we will process and talk about what came up during our time together.
Please bring a yoga mat to lay on and any pillow you think you may need to support your body laying on the floor.

$15
venmo, cash, check made out to Rooted&Open

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Happy Healthy Educator Circle
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Healthy Educator Circle

This is a free weekly event part of the Happy Healthy Educators Month hosted by Rooted&Open and The Hive. Only Educators who have purchased the $15 passbook may attend this circle. Passbook must be presented when you show up.
This circle is for educators to gather and share in community. This is not a self help circle, nor are we trying to fix you. We are simply coming together to share our stories and experiences and to sit with and be present with other's stories. This is an opportunity to find a deep connection with others who understand your challenges and successes.
Come once, twice, or every Tuesday in May. This is an open circle, but is limited to 10 participants. So please RSVP with the date(s) you will be joining us. You can do this by emailing rootedandopen@gmail.com
or you can simply write on this page saying you are coming and which dates you will be coming to.

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Happy Healthy Educator Circle
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Healthy Educator Circle

This is a free weekly event part of the Happy Healthy Educators Month hosted by Rooted&Open and The Hive. Only Educators who have purchased the $15 passbook may attend this circle. Passbook must be presented when you show up.
This circle is for educators to gather and share in community. This is not a self help circle, nor are we trying to fix you. We are simply coming together to share our stories and experiences and to sit with and be present with other's stories. This is an opportunity to find a deep connection with others who understand your challenges and successes.
Come once, twice, or every Tuesday in May. This is an open circle, but is limited to 10 participants. So please RSVP with the date(s) you will be joining us. You can do this by emailing rootedandopen@gmail.com
or you can simply write on this page saying you are coming and which dates you will be coming to.

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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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Full Moon Releasing Mom Ceremony
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon 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?
Use the power of the full moon 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.

Please email rootedandopen@gmail.com to register

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 Happy Healthy Educator Circle
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Healthy Educator Circle

This is a free weekly event part of the Happy Healthy Educators Month hosted by Rooted&Open and The Hive. Only Educators who have purchased the $15 passbook may attend this circle. Passbook must be presented when you show up.
This circle is for educators to gather and share in community. This is not a self help circle, nor are we trying to fix you. We are simply coming together to share our stories and experiences and to sit with and be present with other's stories. This is an opportunity to find a deep connection with others who understand your challenges and successes.
Come once, twice, or every Tuesday in May. This is an open circle, but is limited to 10 participants. So please RSVP with the date(s) you will be joining us. You can do this by emailing rootedandopen@gmail.com
or you can simply write on this page saying you are coming and which dates you will be coming to.

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Vibration Healing
May
13
6:30 PM18:30

Vibration Healing

This is a unique blend of exercises, meditation, breath work and energy work to create a healing vibration current in the body. These exercises down regulate the nervous system so the body can relax and rejuvenate.

The first part will be dedicated to soothing, calming and resetting the nervous system through a guided meditation, breathwork and tremoring. No experience needed to learn these exercises. It's a safe and gentle exercise for all bodies.

Once our body is in a natural state of calm we will use crystals, oils, singing bowls, hands on energy healing, and shamanic drumming or hemi-sync music will be used during our time together to help guide and clear the energetic field.

Time permitting, we will process and talk about what came up during our time together.
Please bring a yoga mat to lay on and any pillow you think you may need to support your body laying on the floor.

$15
venmo, cash, check made out to Rooted&Open

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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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Happy Healthy Educator Circle
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Healthy Educator Circle

This is a free weekly event part of the Happy Healthy Educators Month hosted by Rooted&Open and The Hive. Only Educators who have purchased the $15 passbook may attend this circle. Passbook must be presented when you show up.
This circle is for educators to gather and share in community. This is not a self help circle, nor are we trying to fix you. We are simply coming together to share our stories and experiences and to sit with and be present with other's stories. This is an opportunity to find a deep connection with others who understand your challenges and successes.
Come once, twice, or every Tuesday in May. This is an open circle, but is limited to 10 participants. So please RSVP with the date(s) you will be joining us. You can do this by emailing rootedandopen@gmail.com
or you can simply write on this page saying you are coming and which dates you will be coming to.

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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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Happy Healthy Educators
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Healthy Educators

Happy Healhty Educators is a month of community events to celebrate and support teachers.

We recognize that our educators long/work and shoulder many responsibilities that create stress and overwhelm. So, your community wellness and yoga centers have gathered to host on going events for the month of May. These month long events are in support, appreciation and gratitude for the educators of the Bend/La Pine School District.

We are excited to offer a kick off party on April 28th from 3-6pm at Athleta to pick up your free goodie bag and your passport of free wellness events. You need a passport in order to participate in the activities. Passports can be purchased at Athleta on the 28th.

The Bend community cares about our teachers and we want to show our support. All proceeds will be donated to Education Foundation. If you cannot afford $15 please use the donation button to pay as you can. Limted to 100 participants. Passbooks can be purchased at Athleta on the 28th for $20.

For questions please contact Jackie Vance at jackievance@msn.com or Shanti O'Connor at rootedandopen@gmail.com

Here are a few of the free classes offered for teachers.

Free Spirit

1 Free Adult Class

Jazzercise Bend Fitness Center

1 Free Week

Club Row Bend

1 Free Class

Barre3

1 Free Class

CycleBar

1 Free Ride

Namaspa Yoga Community

1 free week of yoga

Tula Movements Arts

1 free week of classes

Wild Thing Yoga

1 Free Month

Wheel Fun Rentals

2nd hour free rental

COCC Massage

$10 massages

Compassion Cultivation Training

Free 4 hour training.

Rooted&Open

1 free circle just for teachers and 1 free Vibration Healing Class

Obsidian Education

One parents night out

OTB

Free Paint Night

The Hive

Free Pilates and Vocal Jam Class

Art Venture

Paint Class

Outside In

Free Monday Class

Yami Yoga

Free Family Yoga Class

Yoga Lab

Free Week of Yoga

For Tickets:Happy Healhty Educators is a month of community events to celebrate and support teachers.

We recognize that our educators long/work and shoulder many responsibilities that create stress and overwhelm. So, your community wellness and yoga centers have gathered to host on going events for the month of May. These month long events are in support, appreciation and gratitude for the educators of the Bend/La Pine School District.

We are excited to offer a kick off party on April 28th from 3-6pm at Athleta to pick up your free goodie bag and your passport of free wellness events. You need a passport in order to participate in the activities. Passports can be purchased at Athleta on the 28th.

The Bend community cares about our teachers and we want to show our support. All proceeds will be donated to Education Foundation. If you cannot afford $15 please use the donation button to pay as you can. Limted to 100 participants. Passbooks can be purchased at Athleta on the 28th for $20.

For questions please contact Jackie Vance at jackievance@msn.com or Shanti O'Connor at rootedandopen@gmail.com

Here are a few of the free classes offered for teachers.

Free Spirit

1 Free Adult Class

Jazzercise Bend Fitness Center

1 Free Week

Club Row Bend

1 Free Class

Barre3

1 Free Class

CycleBar

1 Free Ride

Namaspa Yoga Community

1 free week of yoga

Tula Movements Arts

1 free week of classes

Wild Thing Yoga

1 Free Month

Wheel Fun Rentals

2nd hour free rental

COCC Massage

$10 massages

Compassion Cultivation Training

Free 4 hour training.

Rooted&Open

1 free circle just for teachers and 1 free Vibration Healing Class

Obsidian Education

One parents night out

OTB

Free Paint Night

The Hive

Free Pilates and Vocal Jam Class

Art Venture

Paint Class

Outside In

Free Monday Class

Yami Yoga

Free Family Yoga Class

Yoga Lab

Free Week of Yoga

For tickets go to the EventBrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/happy-healthy-educators-appreciation-month-tickets-59737585727

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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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Vibration Healing
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Vibration Healing

This is a unique blend of exercises, meditation, breath work and energy work to create a healing vibration current in the body. These exercises down regulate the nervous system so the body can relax and rejuvenate.

The first part will be dedicated to soothing, calming and resetting the nervous system through a guided meditation, breathwork and TRE (tension release exercises). No experience needed to learn these exercises. It's a safe and gentle exercise for all bodies. Click on this link to learn more about TRE (traumaprevention.com). If you already know TRE please join us, practicing in a group can bring out new powerful/healing expressions in your body.

Once our body is in a natural state of calm we will use crystals, oils, singing bowls, hands on energy healing, and shamanic drumming or hemi-sync music will be used during our time together to help guide and clear the energetic field.

Time permitting, we will process and talk about what came up during our time together.
Please bring a yoga mat to lay on and any pillow you think you may need to support your body laying on the floor.

$15
venmo, cash, check made out to Rooted&Open

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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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Thrive: Community Circle
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Thrive: Community Circle

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 closed co-ed 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 rootedandopen@gmail.com to register

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New Moon Pendulum Class
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

New Moon Pendulum Class

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.
Pendulums
This month we will explore intentions through pendulums. Each woman will be get to pick out a pendulum. We will learn what pendulums are, why we use them and how to use them. Each woman will also make an answer board.
$25 cash, check or venmo at the door.

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Thrive: Community Circle
Apr
1
6:30 PM18:30

Thrive: Community Circle

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 closed co-ed 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 rootedandopen@gmail.com to register

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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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Vibration Healing
Mar
10
5:30 PM17:30

Vibration Healing

This is a unique blend of exercises, meditation, breath work and energy work to create a healing vibration current in the body. These exercises down regulate the nervous system so the body can relax and rejuvenate.

The first part will be dedicated to soothing, calming and resetting the nervous system through a guided meditation, breathwork and TRE (tension release exercises). No experience needed to learn these exercises. It's a safe and gentle exercise for all bodies. Click on this link to learn more about TRE (traumaprevention.com). If you already know TRE please join us, practicing in a group can bring out new powerful/healing expressions in your body.

Once our body is in a natural state of calm we will use crystals, oils, singing bowls, hands on energy healing, and shamanic drumming or hemi-sync music will be used during our time together to help guide and clear the energetic field.

Time permitting, we will process and talk about what came up during our time together.
Please bring a yoga mat to lay on and any pillow you think you may need to support your body laying on the floor.

$15
venmo, cash, check made out to Rooted&Open

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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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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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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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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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