Transitions: Mama Circle
Feb
28
11:00 AM11:00

Transitions: Mama Circle

It's tough being a mom. It's easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate, and care for you.

Open to pregnant women and moms with littles.

All faiths, orientations, and parenting approaches are welcomed in this circle. This is an open minded, non-judgmental and accepting group.

Free

Baby Phases

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Full Moon Medicine Bag Gathering
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon Medicine Bag Gathering

Join Shanti from Rooted&Open and Kate from Be.At. Peace. Mala for this special night of celebrating and honoring the full moon with a community of women. *Young girls are welcome to join her mother.*
We will be circling in, honoring the energy of the moon, meditating, and creating meditation medicine bags.
We will discuss ways to enhance and strengthen your meditation practice using oils and crystals as well as various meditation techniques. 
Each woman will go home with a medicine bag, a special DoTerra oil blend and a crystal to help anchor and further develop the meditation practice at home.
When you RSVP to rootedandopen@gmail.com please comment below which emotion/feeling you are hoping to gain through your meditation practice so we can be prepared with the proper supplies. If you show up without requesting one of the blends below then you will get what is available.
Please choose one:
Joy
Peace
Spirit
Grounded
Focus

$25 cash or check at the event

21212 Limestone Ave, Bend

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Desert Lily Tribe: A Girls Empowerment Group
Mar
5
to Apr 15

Desert Lily Tribe: A Girls Empowerment Group

Empower. Connect. Create
Desert Lily is a 6 week group for young girls age 11-14 and her caregiver (mother, father, grandparent, aunt, etc..)
This girls empowerment group of deep connection for girls and caregivers. We believe that change is essential for both child and adult in order to gracefully navigate the changes a young girl is making. True empowerment happens when both the child and adult has accessed their truth and power from within. The deeper connection a young girl has to herself first and then her primary caregiver will allow her to step into her truth and power in authentic and lasting ways.
Each week we'll focus on a topic that helps facilitate connection and growth ranging from goals, relationships, emotions, brain/body connection, trust, and community. 
We'll spend the first portion of our time together each week talking, accessing our truth, co-creating art and growing as a whole group. For the second half of our time together we'll split up into two groups: a girls group and an adult group to do specific work in our peer group. We'll be using art, nature, movement and connection to explore our topics.
This group is facilitated by three women who together have over 30 years experience working with adolescents as teachers, guides, and therapists. Each woman brings a depth of knowledge and wisdom both personally and professionally.

Sara Beth is a child therapist and yoga teacher who specializes in trauma informed care in Bend. 
Lauren Van Coutren is a trained nature therapist and a elementary teacher. 
Shanti is a licensed teacher and counselor in Bend who works with women.

Group will be held mostly at The Child Center as well as in nature.
Investment: $300
Sliding Scale Offered
Payment plans available
Some insurance accepted
email rootedandopen@gmail.com to sign up or for more information

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Mama Nurture Circle
Mar
5
to Apr 16

Mama Nurture Circle

Mama Nurture Circle is a weekly circle that meets for 6 weeks from 7-9pm. Each week we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between. Topics are chosen based on the what is most relevant to the group.
This is 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 offering fosters deep connection, vulnerability, truth, and awareness. Saying yes to this circle is saying yes to yourself. For some it 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: March 5,12,19 and April 2, 9, 16

21212 Limestone Ave

Bend, 97703

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

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Mar
6
6:30 AM06:30

In Utero Documentary Screening and 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.

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

Tickets are $12.00 at the door

Boyle Education Center at Central Oregon Community College 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703

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Motherless Daughter Grief Group
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Motherless Daughter Grief Group

First of all, we are so sorry that you’ve experienced a loss, whether it is a physical or emotional. We and so many women in similar situations all over the world grieve with you and want to remind you that no matter how you feel, you are not alone.

Experiencing the physical or emotional loss of a mother means that you are probably feeling more sadness than you ever thought possible. Losing a loved one can be very difficult. The emotional impact can take a long time to heal. Allowing yourself to grieve the loss can help you come to accept it over time.

As humans we need to share our stories so we can be seen in our grief in order to move through it. Healing in community, with individuals who understand your pain and are ready to sit with you in your pain can be an enormous gift. We also understand how terrifying this can be. Please know that we see the courage it takes to show up and say I am hurting.

This drop in group is facilitated by two trained group therapist, Sara and Shanti who have both personal and professional experience with grief. These women are capable of going deep and will hold a safe and loving space of nurturing love.

$10 drop in fee

email rootedandopen@gmail.com if you have any questions

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Vibration Healing
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Vibration Healing

This is a monthly healing event open to men and women. It's a unique blend of exercises, meditation, breath work and energy work. 

The first hour will be dedicated to soothing, calming and resetting the nervous system through breath work 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. FYI TRE is a trademarked activity that only certified practitioners can teach.

Once our body is in a natural state of calm we will do a guided meditation. Crystals, oils, singing bowls, hands on energy healing using reiki and pranic, 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. 

$15

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Psychic and Medium Conversations and Practices
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Psychic and Medium Conversations and Practices

Psychic and Medium - conversations and practices to expand our natural human abilities

This is an ongoing monthly gathering to help everyone become more psychic and more medium. This is for any woman at any stage of life, we are all gifted souls. 

We will talk about; 
- history of psychic and medium. 
- psychic safety now – issues and fears in our culture here in Central
Oregon, and around the world. 
- physics and physical effects of messages = reaction to interaction. 
- types of energetic messages that we can pick up including; empathic, 
intuitive, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentient, automatic drawing, 
speaking through, channeling, telepathy, etc… 
- discuss energy patterns, what they mean and how we can build our
strongest and brightest energies. 
- aura colors, their meanings and how colors can heal us or take us into more of our natural talents in this life on earth. 
- meditations, astral travel, past lives, old souls and soulmates. 
- auric fields. 
- dream interpretation. 
- using psychic and medium to help with relationships, career choices, medical intuitive, and grief. 
- animal communication and pet psychic
- psychic and mediumship politics, views of economics, equality, 
integration, resources, food, and thinking about future generations. 


We will also set up all sorts of practices and demonstrations, including clarifying our first thoughts, understanding gut feelings, two-minute and longer readings, shared readings, photo readings, drawing, pendulum, cards and energies. Animal communication and pet psychic practice will help us to expand our intuitive confidence and healing nature. If you have other practice suggestions, I will try to work them into class. 


The goal is that we are very interactive with discussion and practice. 
Bring your phone pictures, videos, names of people or pets who have passed
– or that you want to learn more about to this class for us to work with. 
Let's connect spirit energy. 

My name is Lori Baker and I am a practicing psychic advisor with California Psychics. I also work on the side as an animal communicator and spirit
medium. Over five years ago, my blood pressure and pulse kept dropping and I ended up into the emergency room a few times. I started hearing voices in seeing huge aura colors. As a kid, who grew up next to a cemetery and was
used to ghost stories and scary movies and sadly, I retracted from
mediumship because of fear. But now I feel the friendship connection. Life has changed a lot for me, and I am so curious about our civilization here
on earth, and our loved ones, friends and guardian angels residing in heaven or spirit world. I study mediumship online and attend workshops and I practice every day. I try hard to get evidential and validating information that is helpful and healing. I also want to inspire hope. One of my goals is that that we can make our lives more maneuverable, healthier and more fun! I plan to keep learning, traveling and hopefully teaching others to connect and bring out their magic.

Monthly sessions, approximately two hours, $10 per/person

21212 Limestone Ave

Bend, 97703

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 Shine, A Woman's Group
Apr
3
to May 1

Shine, A Woman's Group

Shine is a 5 week process group (4/3-5/1) that is open to women in any stage of life. This will be a heart centered, heart opening group that encourages vulnerability, truth and openness. It is our intention that you will go away with a deeper connection to yourself, your feelings, and your truth. 

This group will benefit women who
- want to reclaim their creativity
- desire a deeper relationship and understanding with their self
- want to find their voice
- yearn for connection and community
- are ready to share with vulnerability
- are ready to walk her own path
- want to learn how to live in truth, passion and greatness
- thrive in a nurturing healing space
- are ready to make true and lasting change
- want to ignite the fire from within and shine

Each week we will mix open processing/discussions with an art activity and/or an experiential activity desiged to integrate the collective healing work we do. 

Some benefits to group work are:
- Groups provide a safety net
- Groups help you to relate to yourself and others in a heathier way
- Groups help you find your voice
- Groups help facilitate giving a receiving support
- Groups help you realize you are not alone
- Groups provide a sounding board
- Sharing and being seen in your vulnerability can be healing
- Groups can teach you about yourself
- Groups can help propel you forward in life

We will meet weekly for 5 weeks in Bend, address to be announced.

Shine will be facilitated by two Heart Centered 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 or full payment holds your place.
Payment Plans available upon request

To secure your spot, send a check to
Rooted&Open
21212 Limestone Ave, 
Bend, OR 97703

Please inquire with questions to rootedandopen@gmail.com 

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Psychic and Medium Conversations and Practices
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Psychic and Medium Conversations and Practices

Psychic and Medium - conversations and practices to expand our natural human abilities

This is an ongoing monthly gathering to help everyone become more psychic and more medium. This is for any woman at any stage of life, we are all gifted souls. 

We will talk about; 
- history of psychic and medium. 
- psychic safety now – issues and fears in our culture here in Central
Oregon, and around the world. 
- physics and physical effects of messages = reaction to interaction. 
- types of energetic messages that we can pick up including; empathic, 
intuitive, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentient, automatic drawing, 
speaking through, channeling, telepathy, etc… 
- discuss energy patterns, what they mean and how we can build our
strongest and brightest energies. 
- aura colors, their meanings and how colors can heal us or take us into more of our natural talents in this life on earth. 
- meditations, astral travel, past lives, old souls and soulmates. 
- auric fields. 
- dream interpretation. 
- using psychic and medium to help with relationships, career choices, medical intuitive, and grief. 
- animal communication and pet psychic
- psychic and mediumship politics, views of economics, equality, 
integration, resources, food, and thinking about future generations. 


We will also set up all sorts of practices and demonstrations, including clarifying our first thoughts, understanding gut feelings, two-minute and longer readings, shared readings, photo readings, drawing, pendulum, cards and energies. Animal communication and pet psychic practice will help us to expand our intuitive confidence and healing nature. If you have other practice suggestions, I will try to work them into class. 


The goal is that we are very interactive with discussion and practice. 
Bring your phone pictures, videos, names of people or pets who have passed
– or that you want to learn more about to this class for us to work with. 
Let's connect spirit energy. 

My name is Lori Baker and I am a practicing psychic advisor with California Psychics. I also work on the side as an animal communicator and spirit
medium. Over five years ago, my blood pressure and pulse kept dropping and I ended up into the emergency room a few times. I started hearing voices in seeing huge aura colors. As a kid, who grew up next to a cemetery and was
used to ghost stories and scary movies and sadly, I retracted from
mediumship because of fear. But now I feel the friendship connection. Life has changed a lot for me, and I am so curious about our civilization here
on earth, and our loved ones, friends and guardian angels residing in heaven or spirit world. I study mediumship online and attend workshops and I practice every day. I try hard to get evidential and validating information that is helpful and healing. I also want to inspire hope. One of my goals is that that we can make our lives more maneuverable, healthier and more fun! I plan to keep learning, traveling and hopefully teaching others to connect and bring out their magic.

Monthly sessions, approximately two hours, $10 per/person

21212 Limestone Ave

Bend, 97703

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 Psychic and Medium Conversations and Practices
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Psychic and Medium Conversations and Practices

Psychic and Medium - conversations and practices to expand our natural human abilities

This is an ongoing monthly gathering to help everyone become more psychic and more medium. This is for any woman at any stage of life, we are all gifted souls. 

We will talk about; 
- history of psychic and medium. 
- psychic safety now – issues and fears in our culture here in Central
Oregon, and around the world. 
- physics and physical effects of messages = reaction to interaction. 
- types of energetic messages that we can pick up including; empathic, 
intuitive, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentient, automatic drawing, 
speaking through, channeling, telepathy, etc… 
- discuss energy patterns, what they mean and how we can build our
strongest and brightest energies. 
- aura colors, their meanings and how colors can heal us or take us into more of our natural talents in this life on earth. 
- meditations, astral travel, past lives, old souls and soulmates. 
- auric fields. 
- dream interpretation. 
- using psychic and medium to help with relationships, career choices, medical intuitive, and grief. 
- animal communication and pet psychic
- psychic and mediumship politics, views of economics, equality, 
integration, resources, food, and thinking about future generations. 


We will also set up all sorts of practices and demonstrations, including clarifying our first thoughts, understanding gut feelings, two-minute and longer readings, shared readings, photo readings, drawing, pendulum, cards and energies. Animal communication and pet psychic practice will help us to expand our intuitive confidence and healing nature. If you have other practice suggestions, I will try to work them into class. 


The goal is that we are very interactive with discussion and practice. 
Bring your phone pictures, videos, names of people or pets who have passed
– or that you want to learn more about to this class for us to work with. 
Let's connect spirit energy. 

My name is Lori Baker and I am a practicing psychic advisor with California Psychics. I also work on the side as an animal communicator and spirit
medium. Over five years ago, my blood pressure and pulse kept dropping and I ended up into the emergency room a few times. I started hearing voices in seeing huge aura colors. As a kid, who grew up next to a cemetery and was
used to ghost stories and scary movies and sadly, I retracted from
mediumship because of fear. But now I feel the friendship connection. Life has changed a lot for me, and I am so curious about our civilization here
on earth, and our loved ones, friends and guardian angels residing in heaven or spirit world. I study mediumship online and attend workshops and I practice every day. I try hard to get evidential and validating information that is helpful and healing. I also want to inspire hope. One of my goals is that that we can make our lives more maneuverable, healthier and more fun! I plan to keep learning, traveling and hopefully teaching others to connect and bring out their magic.

Monthly sessions, approximately two hours, $10 per/person

21212 Limestone Ave

Bend, 97703

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Mama Nurture Circle
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Mama Nurture Circle

Join the community of Rooted&open moms for a tribe building night through connection, truth, and vulnerability. This is a drop in circle that'll happen once a month. 
What does a circle look like?
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.
$10 cash or check made out to Rooted&Open

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Transitions: Mama Circle
Feb
21
11:00 AM11:00

Transitions: Mama Circle

It's tough being a mom. It's easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate, and care for you.

Open to pregnant women and moms with littles.

All faiths, orientations, and parenting approaches are welcomed in this circle. This is an open minded, non-judgmental and accepting group.

Free

Baby Phases

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Miscarriage Grief Group
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Miscarriage Grief Group

First of all, we are so sorry that you’ve experienced a loss. We and so many women in similar situations all over the world grieve with you and want to remind you that no matter how you feel, you are not alone.
Experiencing a pregnancy loss means that you are probably feeling more sadness than you ever thought possible. Having a miscarriage can be very difficult. The emotional impact usually takes longer to heal than the physical recovery does. Allowing yourself to grieve the loss can help you come to accept it over time.
As moms we need to share our stories so we can be seen our grief in order to move through it. Healing in community, with individuals who understand your pain and are ready to sit with you in your pain can be an enormous gift. We also understand how terrifying this can be. Please know that we see the courage it takes to show up and say I am hurting. 
This drop in group is facilitated by two trained group therapist, Sara and Shanti who have both personal and professional experience with grief. These women are capable of going deep and will hold a safe and loving space of nurturing love.

21212 Limestone Ave., Bend

$10 drop in fee
email rootedandopen@gmail.com if you have any questions

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Psychic and Medium Conversations and Practices
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Psychic and Medium Conversations and Practices

Psychic and Medium - conversations and practices to expand our natural human abilities

This is an ongoing monthly gathering to help everyone become more psychic and more medium. This is for any woman at any stage of life, we are all gifted souls. 

We will talk about; 
- history of psychic and medium. 
- psychic safety now – issues and fears in our culture here in Central
Oregon, and around the world. 
- physics and physical effects of messages = reaction to interaction. 
- types of energetic messages that we can pick up including; empathic, 
intuitive, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentient, automatic drawing, 
speaking through, channeling, telepathy, etc… 
- discuss energy patterns, what they mean and how we can build our
strongest and brightest energies. 
- aura colors, their meanings and how colors can heal us or take us into more of our natural talents in this life on earth. 
- meditations, astral travel, past lives, old souls and soulmates. 
- auric fields. 
- dream interpretation. 
- using psychic and medium to help with relationships, career choices, medical intuitive, and grief. 
- animal communication and pet psychic
- psychic and mediumship politics, views of economics, equality, 
integration, resources, food, and thinking about future generations. 


We will also set up all sorts of practices and demonstrations, including clarifying our first thoughts, understanding gut feelings, two-minute and longer readings, shared readings, photo readings, drawing, pendulum, cards and energies. Animal communication and pet psychic practice will help us to expand our intuitive confidence and healing nature. If you have other practice suggestions, I will try to work them into class. 


The goal is that we are very interactive with discussion and practice. 
Bring your phone pictures, videos, names of people or pets who have passed
– or that you want to learn more about to this class for us to work with. 
Let's connect spirit energy. 

My name is Lori Baker and I am a practicing psychic advisor with California Psychics. I also work on the side as an animal communicator and spirit
medium. Over five years ago, my blood pressure and pulse kept dropping and I ended up into the emergency room a few times. I started hearing voices in seeing huge aura colors. As a kid, who grew up next to a cemetery and was
used to ghost stories and scary movies and sadly, I retracted from
mediumship because of fear. But now I feel the friendship connection. Life has changed a lot for me, and I am so curious about our civilization here
on earth, and our loved ones, friends and guardian angels residing in heaven or spirit world. I study mediumship online and attend workshops and I practice every day. I try hard to get evidential and validating information that is helpful and healing. I also want to inspire hope. One of my goals is that that we can make our lives more maneuverable, healthier and more fun! I plan to keep learning, traveling and hopefully teaching others to connect and bring out their magic.

Monthly sessions, approximately two hours, $10 per/person

21212 Limestone Ave

Bend, 97703

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Vibration Healing
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Vibration Healing

This is a monthly healing event open to men and women. It's a unique blend of exercises, meditation, breath work and energy work. 

The first hour will be dedicated to soothing, calming and resetting the nervous system through 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 do a guided meditation and breathwork. Crystals, oils, singing bowls, hands on energy healing using reiki, and shamanic drumming 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. 

$15

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Transitions: Mama Circle
Feb
7
11:00 AM11:00

Transitions: Mama Circle

It's tough being a mom. It's easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate, and care for you.

Open to pregnant women and moms with littles.

All faiths, orientations, and parenting approaches are welcomed in this circle. This is an open minded, non-judgmental and accepting group.

Free

Baby Phases

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Birth Tellers
Feb
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.

Advance tickets $12, 

students $10, 

$15 at the door

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birth-tellers-tickets-40045060855

 

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Mama Nurture Circle
Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Mama Nurture Circle

Mama Nurture Circle is a weekly circle that meets for 6 weeks from 7-9pm. Each week we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between. Topics are chosen based on the what is most relevant to the group.
This is 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 offering fosters deep connection, vulnerability, truth, and awareness. Saying yes to this circle is saying yes to yourself. For some it 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: March 5,12,19 and April 2, 9, 16

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

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Full Moon Hike and Heart Ceremony
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Hike and Heart Ceremony

Join in a community of women to celebrate the full moon, imbolc (midway point between winter solstice and spring equinox), and the wisdom on the heart. We will gather, 6pm at a place to be determined.

Our focus will be the wisdom of our heart. Please bring something you have made or found that represents a wisdom of your heart. This can be a wisdom you have always had, but maybe just learned how to fully step into or a newly connected to wisdom. If you need more specific ideas please reach out. Whatever you bring you will not be going home with it, so please bring something you are willing to part with.

This will be an intentional night of hiking, connection, ceremony, and cacao drinking.

What to bring:
dress in layers
gloves
snowshoes( I will try to find a place you don't need snowshoes, but if
you have them bring just in case)
snow boots
a backpack (to keep all your supplies in)
water bottle
flashlight/head lamp
snacks (if you are the type to get hungry from exercise)
a blanket to sit on
your heart wisdom offering

$10 cash or check made out to Rooted&Open

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Transitions: Mama Circle
Jan
31
11:00 AM11:00

Transitions: Mama Circle

It's tough being a mom. It's easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate, and care for you.

Open to pregnant women and moms with littles.

All faiths, orientations, and parenting approaches are welcomed in this circle. This is an open minded, non-judgmental and accepting group.

Free

Baby Phases

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

Shine, A Woman's Group

Shine is a 4 week process group (1/30-2/20) that is open to women in any stage of life. This will be a heart centered, heart opening group that encourages vulnerability, truth and openness. It is our intention that you will go away with a deeper connection to yourself, your feelings, and your truth. 

This group will benefit women who
- want to reclaim their creativity
- desire a deeper relationship and understanding with their self
- want to find their voice
- yearn for connection and community
- are ready to share with vulnerability
- are ready to walk her own path
- want to learn how to live in truth, passion and greatness
- thrive in a nurturing healing space
- are ready to make true and lasting change
- want to ignite the fire from within and shine

Each week we will mix open processing/discussions with an art activity and/or an experiential activity desiged to integrate the collective healing work we do. 

Some benefits to group work are:
- Groups provide a safety net
- Groups help you to relate to yourself and others in a heathier way
- Groups help you find your voice
- Groups help facilitate giving a receiving support
- Groups help you realize you are not alone
- Groups provide a sounding board
- Sharing and being seen in your vulnerability can be healing
- Groups can teach you about yourself
- Groups can help propel you forward in life

We will meet weekly for 4 weeks either downtown Bend or at the address above.

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

Investment $120
Some insurance like Blue Cross and First Choice accepted, 
please ask because if you have insurance we can give you a form to send in for reimbursement.
A nonrefundable deposit of $50 holds your place.
Payment Plans available upon request

To secure your spot, send $50 to
Paypal: sarabethfeley@gmail.com
or
a check to
Rooted&Open
21212 Limestone Ave, 
Bend, OR 97703

Please inquire with questions to rootedandopen@gmail.com or sarabethfeley@gmail.com or 541-241-2055

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Transitions: Mama Circle
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

Transitions: Mama Circle

It's tough being a mom. It's easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate, and care for you.

Open to pregnant women and moms with littles.

All faiths, orientations, and parenting approaches are welcomed in this circle. This is an open minded, non-judgmental and accepting group.

Free

Baby Phases

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 Transitions: Mama Circle
Jan
17
11:00 AM11:00

Transitions: Mama Circle

It's tough being a mom. It's easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate, and care for you.

Open to pregnant women and moms with littles.

All faiths, orientations, and parenting approaches are welcomed in this circle. This is an open minded, non-judgmental and accepting group.

Free

Baby Phases

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Vibrational Healing
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Vibrational Healing

This is a monthly healing event open to men and women. It's a unique blend of exercises, meditation, and energy work. 

The first hour will be dedicated to soothing, calming and resetting the nervous system through 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).

Once our body is in a natural state of calm we will do a 30 minute guided meditation. Crystals, oils, singing bowls, hand on energy healing using reiki, and shamanic drumming will be used during the meditation to help guide and clear the energetic field. 

Time permitting, the last 30 minutes will be used to process and talk about what came up during our time together. 

Sliding scale of $10-15

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Conscious Fatherhood Circle
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

Conscious Fatherhood Circle

The Conscious Fatherhood Circle caters to fathers, fathers-to-be, and partners looking to embrace a higher level of consciousness as a man. A sacred space well be held so men can transcend to a higher level of consciousness with discussion of topics surrounding fatherhood and manhood. The circle will be an interactive discussion format leaving each man empowered to become a higher expression of himself. 

Join us in our third circle to create a mastermind with men of a common thread looking to embrace a higher level of consciousness when leading with our children, our partners, and our community.

Pure Light: A Family Health Studio

497 SW Century Drive Suite 120, Bend, Oregon 97702

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Mystic Mama
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

Mystic Mama

Mystic Mama is an evening of art, circle and treats led by Shanti and Kate.
We will be exploring the element of water and how to work with water for healing. 
Kate will be leading an ice-dyeing altar cloth art activity. Through the transformation of ice/snow to water you will be making an altar cloth.
Drinks, dessert and art supplies will be provided. 
Open to 10 women
$20

21212 Limestone Ave., Bend

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Childbirth in Awareness
Jan
7
2:00 PM14:00

Childbirth in Awareness

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers: strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” 
- Barbara Katz Rothman

This Childbirth Education Series is a mind, body and soul series that is unlike any class offered in Bend. It is an 8 week class starting January 7th-February 25th 2018 for 10 families. This series is facilitated by Catherina Simones RYT, Birthing From Within Mentor, The Khalsa Way Prenatal and Shanti O'Connor, MS, NCC, QHHt
We will teach expectant parents how to prepare for birth through Birthing from Within, Prenatal Yoga, Art Exploration and Circle Time. Every activity is meant to be thought provoking and engaging. We will use art and circle time to explore the limiting fears/beliefs around birth in order to move past them for a healthy and safe birth experience. This series will allow for vulnerability, truth, openess and deep connection with yourself and your partner. 

Here is a list of activites and why we will be using them.

Yoga
Prenatal yoga encourages a mother to shift out of a thinking-led mode and down into her body for a deeper, feeling-being awareness. The movement and poses (asana) help to strengthen, stretch and increase awareness of the birthing muscles. Yoga helps a woman build physical and mental stamina for birth and mothering, as well as speed physical recovery post-partum. I’ll lead a gentle yet challenging, alignment focused practice to warm and open the body and focus the mind. 

Birth Art
Like yoga, these short drawing projects help the mother move out of her usual patterns and encourages a gentle inquiry into our subconscious beliefs about ourselves and birth. With open-ended prompts we will explore this process of “creating” on paper as a metaphor for approaching the unknown of birth. We’ll follow each art session with time for reflection and guided discussion. Topics we’ll cover include the myriad of cultural and social expectations/pressures pregnant women feel and the intrinsic knowing that every woman already possesses about birth and mothering.

Education
Much of the education comes during and through the yoga, art and the ensuing discussion. Topics we’ll explore will include: 
-breath-awareness and pain-coping techniques
-phases of labor
-the compassionate use of medications and intervention
-caesarean births
-planning labor and postpartum support

Circle
When in circle we put all our attention on one woman (or man), and we explore what her 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 fullfilling experiences we can have. Being in circle teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each person for the uniqueness she/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.


During each week we will hold circle time for either the fathers or the mothers. Circle time will be a chance for the fathers to connect with other fathers without the moms and for the moms to connect with the moms without the fathers. Both mother and father will participate in the Birthing from Within Childbirth Education Class. While the moms do prenatal yoga the fathers will be participating in a father circle. Just about every other week the moms will join the other moms for circle time.

Here is the weekly schedule.
January 7th, 3-5 pm Mama Circle
January 14th: 2-5 pm Birthing From Within/Prenatal Yoga/Father Circle
January 21st, 3-5pm Mama Circle
January 28th: 2-5pm Birthing From Within/Prenatal Yoga/Father Circle
February 4th:2-5pm Birthing From Within/Prenatal Yoga/Father Circle
Feburary 11th, 3-5pm Mama Circle
February 18th, 3-5pm Mama Circle
Febraury 25th: 2-5pm Birthing From Within/Prenatal Yoga/Father Circle

Investment: $300 per couple
Full payment reserves your spot.
This series is open to 10 couples.
Payment plans available, please email

To avoid online fees mail a check to
Rooted&Open
21212 Limestone Ave.
Bend, OR 97703

For questions email
rootedandopen@gmail.com

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Transitions: Mama Circle
Jan
3
11:00 AM11:00

Transitions: Mama Circle

It's tough being a mom. It's easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate, and care for you.

Open to pregnant women and moms with littles.

All faiths, orientations, and parenting approaches are welcomed in this circle. This is an open minded, non-judgmental and accepting group.

Free

Baby Phases

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Full Moon Manifesting Ceremony
Jan
2
6:30 PM18:30

Full Moon Manifesting Ceremony

Start 2018 will clarity and focus. What do you want to manifest in 2018? Take some time to listen with in and get clear and learn how to make the law of attraction work for you!
During the potent full moon of the new year join in community for a manifestation mediation and a talk about law of attraction. Once you are clear in mind and clear in heart put all that you are ready to call in on a vision board. 
Snacks and art supplies will be included.
Open to 10 women.
$15

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 Transitions: Mama Circle
Dec
27
11:00 AM11:00

Transitions: Mama Circle

It's tough being a mom. It's easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate, and care for you.

Open to pregnant women and moms with littles.

All faiths, orientations, and parenting approaches are welcomed in this circle. This is an open minded, non-judgmental and accepting group.

Free

Baby Phases

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Transitions: Mama Circle
Dec
20
11:00 AM11:00

Transitions: Mama Circle

It's tough being a mom. It's easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate, and care for you.

Open to pregnant women and moms with littles.

All faiths, orientations, and parenting approaches are welcomed in this circle. This is an open minded, non-judgmental and accepting group.

Free

Baby Phases

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Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Solstice Celebration

Join Wild Folklore and Rooted & Open for a special evening honoring the Winter Solstice. Bringing light into the darkest days, we will celebrate midwinter’s transition into longer days amongst friends with a special ceremony. 
We will walk among the spiral of lights, reflecting upon the past year and letting go of what no longer serves us. Inspiration and new cycles will begin just as we welcome the sun back from the winter darkness. 

Each woman will create an evergreen smudge stick and altar jar. 

Warm apple cider and snacks will be provided. 

21212 Limestone Ave.,

Bend 97703

$20 cash or check.

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Nov
9
to Nov 11

BOLD Bend, Birth, a Play by Karen Brody

"The critically acclaimed play 'Birth' is based on BOLD founder/playwright Karen Brody's interviews with 118 mothers. With humor and passion, the piece celebrates the deep power that's available to every woman giving birth." - birththeplay.org

This play will be performed three separate nights as part of a multi-event exploration of birth taking place in November in Bend, Oregon.

Tickets can be found via the link below.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birth-awareness-week-of-central-oregon-tickets-36765988060

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Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Why Not Home, film screening and panel discussion

Join Jessicca Moore, filmmaker and nurse practitioner, on a compelling journey through maternity care in the United States. Told through the lens of doctors, nurses, and midwives, Why Not Home? examines the latest evidence on risks and rewards of different birth settings. The film presents a balanced and accessible view on the latest research, along with moving personal stories of medical practitioners faced with big decisions for their own growing families. Viewers are challenged to move beyond preconceived ideas, and to envision a fresh future for maternity care in America.

Event takes place at the Hitchcock Auditorium at COCC campus.

Film will be followed by a panel discussion with local professionals.

Tickets are $10. Students with valid ID receive a $2 discount

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Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Microbirth, film screening and panel discussion

MICROBIRTH explores the latest scientific research asking if how we give birth could have consequences for the life-long health of our children and potentially, could even impact humanity. For more information about the film visit http://facebook.com/microbirthmovie.

Following the film we will have a panel of local professionals available for discussion.

Event will take place at Hitchcock Auditorium.
Tickets are $12. Students with valid ID receive $2 off

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Nov
6
to Nov 11

Birth Awareness Week of Central Oregon

You are invited to the multi-event exploration of pregnancy and birth in Bend, Oregon. Please join us for a week of documentary films with professional discussion panels, Birth The Play, a Birth Festival and more! Like our Facebook page (Birth Awareness Week of Central Oregon) and follow us on Instagram to stay tuned on updates and opportunities to be involved!

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Dia de los Muertos
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Dia de los Muertos

Join Shanti from Rooted&Open and Alyson from Wild Folklore to celebrate and honor our loved ones who have passed on.

We will acknowledge and honor our loved ones who have passed through a simple ceremony. This ceremony will entail creating an altar and prayer bundles, and drinking cacao while eating pan de muerto and truffles.

Open to 15 women.

$25 cash or check

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Oct
12
to Oct 15

Awaken Retreat

Awaken Retreat is a three-day women's retreat devoted to guiding you back to center while helping you to connect to your truth and inner wisdom. Awaken Retreat provides time away from the hustle and bustle of life. It provides much needed time to relax, breathe, and just be; time to connect with nature, with other women, and with your true self. Awaken Retreat provides an opportunity to be heard, acknowledged, and supported within a sacred circle of women. It is a safe yet powerful container through which you can connect with the powerful wild woman within yourself, and it provides an opportunity to turn toward your wisdom of spirit.

Upon leaving Awaken Retreat, our goal is that you will feel refreshed and in... touch with parts of yourself you thought were lost, a deep soulful connection with other women who attended - your tribe of women, a stronger connection to your inner truth and your wild woman, stillness, calm, and joy.

Your Awaken Registration includes lodging, meals, and all offerings. Housing is in lodge rooms with twin beds and dorm-style bathroom, rustic cabins with twin beds, or deluxe cabin with queen and twin beds, full bathroom, and kitchenette. Meals are locally sourced and organic, and include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. A schedule of activities and facilitator bios can be found on our website: awakenhealgrow.com.

* Awaken Retreat is open to women 16 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

* Single occupancy lodge rooms and deluxe cabin lodging options are limited.

* Rustic cabins available for parties of 5 to 8 only.

* If you would like to attend but need to establish a payment plan, please email awakenhealgrow@gmail.com.

* 75% refund offered until August 13th

* 50% refund offered until September 13th

* No refunds after September 13th

Find out more here, https://www.awakenhealgrow.com/

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Oct
3
to Nov 28

Mama Nurture Circle

Mama Nurture Circle is a weekly circle that meets for 8 straight weeks from 7-9pm. Each week we explore different topics from relationships to self-care and everything in between. This is for mothers in any stage of parenting who are looking to gain a deeper connection to themself and other mothers. This circle fosters deep connection, vulnerability, truth, and awareness.
What does a circle look like?
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.
Investment: $100 for 8 weeks.
-Babies welcome to join
-Space limited to 10 women
-Payment plans available, please email rootedandopen@gmail.com to set up
-If you want to avoid online fees you can send a check (email to get the address)

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