Events to Enlighten, Educate and Entertain

 

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Monday-Thursday and Saturday: 10 am-9 pm
Friday: 10 am-9:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am-6 pm

New Renaissance Calendar of Events

July  •  August  •  September

July 2014

Drop-In Meditation
July 2
5:30-6:30pm

Drop-In Meditation
Ean McClane, Wed. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30 pm, FREE!
Group meditation always helps you to go deeper! Drop by after work and enjoy a quiet session of peace with like-minded people. Bring your pillow, bench, shawl or other meditation supplies.

Astromusik: the Harmony of the Spheres
July 3
7-8:30pm

Astromusik: The Harmony of the Spheres
Ezra Sandzer-Bell, Thurs. July 3, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Music is the premier symbol of this teaching, each note representing an atom in the body of a musical organism. Explore the hermetic philosophies of Ancient Greece, Renaissance Europe, 19th century ritual magic, and their cumulative influence upon Western music.

Mending Dysfunction in the Family
July 10
7-8:30pm

Mending Dysfunction in the Family
Katherine Boyer, Thurs. July 10, 7-8:30 pm, $15
A dysfunctional family is one in which problems occur but never get resolved or acknowledged and continue to reoccur. Tonight, author Katherine Boyer, explains how you can heal yourself and in turn, heal your family. You can learn how to be "unstuck" in your existing systems and mend the net of your family by creating new patterns.

Waking the Master: An Attunement
July 11
7-8:30pm

Waking the Master: An Attunement
Elle Collier Re, Fri. July 11, 7-8:30 pm, $15
Annam (Elle Re) is Awake. She will touch you where you are, the authentic self. In the softest energy and the most unique way of using words, you will be supported to enter true Source awareness. You come to unveil Mystery. This will be both an experiential of divine Current and discussion. Come meet Annam and begin the Great Shift of deep spiritual awareness.

Waking the Master: Initiation Keys
July 12
1-5pm

Waking the Master: Initiation Keys
Elle Collier Re, Sat. July 12, 1-5 pm, $40
Annam is a force of Love, a profound catalyst, and an ally who helps sort out mysteries. As she attunes to supply Words coming from the Supernal Light, you will feel the room shift. What to expect? Keys to your own pure wisdom. Your part? Arrive in uncluttered simplicity - a "beginner's mind." You will be borne into the Realm of Whole-Consciousness.

Full Moon Drumming Circle: for Peace and Healing
July 12
6:30-8pm

Full Moon Drumming Circle: For Peace and Healing
Connie Hill, Sat. July 12, 6:30-8 pm, $13
Drumming and rattling help clear and shift energy, help release what is no longer needed in our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies, and help us manifest new energy in our lives. We will clear our personal energy and then focus on how to replace what was released.

Writing Through the Body
July 13
11am-2pm

Writing Through the Body
Johnnie Mazzocco, Sun. July 13, 11 am-2 pm, $30
Writing is a magical tool that can help us peel back the layers within and further our quest for authenticity and self-acceptance. With this inventive and soulful approach, Johnnie Mazzocco - creator of the Writing Through the Body process - will help you take your memoir and journal writing to a more profound level.

Summer Reset Intensive: Turn Burnout Into A Radiant Glow With Ayurveda
July 13
3-5pm

Summer Reset Intensive: Turn Burnout into a Radiant Glow with Ayurveda
Susan Ashleigh Bass, Sun. July 13, 3-5 pm, $25
This intensive is for all the passionate, driven people that tend to burn themselves out in the season of FIRE. Our internal fire is what cooks our food and helps us extract nutrients with ease. Learn how to nourish our internal fire by using diet and daily practices, as well as simple movement and breathing techniques from the oldest, continuously practiced health care system in the world, Ayurveda.

NCX Wellness Night
July 15
7-8:30pm

NCX Wellness Night
Attuning to the Realms of the Nature Beings
Terry Kem, Tues. July 15, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Do you hear the calling of the plant spirits, animal nations, fairies, gnomes or elementals? The natural world is trying to get your attention. Experience the joy and healing that comes from attuning to the frequency of some of our very own Pacific Northwest nature beings. Let Terry Kem, animal tracker, naturalist, earth emissary and elemental shaman, guide you through a process for experiencing "the spirit that moves through all living things."

Garden Blessings: Prose, Poems and Prayers Celebrating the Love of Gardening
July 16
7-8:30pm

Garden Blessings: Prose, Poems and Prayers Celebrating the Love of Gardening
June Cotner, Wed. July 16, 7-8:30 pm, $12
So many of us are tethered to technology and glued to our smartphones, disconnected from the world around us. Author and anthologist June Cotner and contributor Barb Mayer of Garden Blessings: Prose, Poems and Prayers Celebrating the Love of Gardening, discuss how to tap into the power that nature offers for our personal growth, and the many blessings that gardens bring to our lives.

222 Questions That Will Change the Way You Think
July 17
7-8:30pm

222 Questions that Will Change the Way You Think
Catherine Craven, Thurs. July 17, 7-8:30pm, $12
Catherine Craven's new book, 222 Questions We Should All Ask Ourselves at Least Once, is designed to promote thought, introspection and observation of our own minds. Come meet the author for a challenging and enlightening discussion on how our learned behaviors and unconscious and automatic responses can be observed and changed and in turn change our lives in meaningful ways.

Radical Men: Simple Practices for Breaking the Myth of Masculinity
July 18
7-8:30pm

Radical Men: Simple Practices for Breaking the Myth of Masculinity
David Franklin, Fri. July 18, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Join David Franklin as he discusses new perspectives that shatter current stereotypes of masculinity and support men in discovering who they are and how to live from their core in order to experience a deep sense of purpose, meaning, and connection.

Radical Men Workshop: Sex, Relationships and Mindfulness
July 19
1-4pm

Radical Men Workshop: Sex, Relationships and Mindfulness
David Franklin, Sat. July 19, 1-4 pm, $30
Many men experience a "constant craving" for sex and relationship that leaves them perpetuating feelings of shame and insecurity, looking to relationships for approval and fulfillment, and feeling disconnected from themselves and their personal power. In this experiential afternoon, we'll learn presence-based mindfulness practices to unearth your true essence and cultivate a relationship with yourself.

The Afterlife Interviews: Find Out What Life Is Like on the Other Side!
July 19
7-8:30pm

The Afterlife Interviews: Find Out What Life is Like on the Other Side!
Jeffrey Marks, Sat. July 19, 7-8:30 pm, $15
What is life really like on the Other Side? Join award-winning author and medium Jeffrey A. Marks as he relates his Q & A gathered from research mediumship sessions with departed loved ones as they tell about what is waiting for us when our life on earth is over.

Everyday Oracles: Tapping Into Intuition Through the Mundane
July 20
1-2:30pm

Everyday Oracles: Tapping into Intuition Through the Mundane
Lacye Sparkle Lee, Sun. July 20, 1-2:30 pm, $15
Delve into your own intuition, learn to recognize your spirit guides vs. ego and develop clarity on how to read your own cards. We will explore avenues for tapping into our own intuitive nature, talk about "everyday oracles" (the way spirit will show itself through the mundane) and discuss ways we have encountered our intuition.

Riding the Sacred Sound Current
July 20
3-5:30pm

Riding the Sacred Sound Current
Solala Towler, Sun. July 20, 3-5:30 pm, $25
By utilizing the power of Daoist breathwork, meditation and group chant we will enter the world of Sound Healing. Combining movement with sound and visualization we will raise and circulate qi (chi) in our bodies, psyches and spirit. By working with the Daoist five healing tones we will tonify and balance our five major organ systems.

How to Heal Mother Earth
July 23
7-8:30pm

How to Heal Mother Earth
Terry McGill, Wed. July 23, 7-8:30 pm, $15
Learn ancient wisdom and practical techniques you can use every day with Nature. Help heal plants, trees, streams, rivers and lakes, forests and all creatures great and small. These practices will bring you into alignment with Mother. Receive a reading about your greatest gift that you can offer to the planet - and receive a transmission to boost that ability.

Be Nobody: Liberating Ourselves From Specialness
July 24
7-8:30pm

Be Nobody: Liberating Ourselves From Specialness
Lama Marut, Thurs. July 24, 7-8:30 pm, $12
What would it be like to put aside our obsessive need to be someone, our constant desire to be the best, and simply be nobody? Wouldn't it feel amazing? Liberating? Life-changing? Lama Marut, in his book, Be Nobody, challenges us all to try. Making a choice to be nobody allows us to stop competing and embrace who we really are.

Mystic Codes in Mayan Language
July 25
7-8:30pm

Mystic Codes in Mayan Language
Hunbatz Men, Fri. July 25, 7-8:30 pm, $15
Mayan language contains mystic codes. The vibratory sounds of Mayan words have the power to activate energy and to manifest; they are bija sounds like Sanskrit. Sacred sounds, hand gestures and postures are part of Mayan language. Experience the power of these sounds, gestures and poses to transform consciousness and discover hidden Maya wisdom.

Hidden Messages in Codes of Mayan Glyphs
July 26
1-5pm

Hidden Messages in Codes of Mayan Glyphs
Hunbatz Men, Sat. July 26, 1-5 pm, $50
Mayan glyphs contain hidden messages encoding cosmologic laws. These complex hieroglyphs were carved in stone and painted in codices. To understand these messages, you must attune to Mayan consciousness. In this workshop Hunbatz Men uses a real Maya Codex to reveal mystic codes that can take you into higher dimensions of Maya wisdom.

Karmic Relationships: So We Meet Again!
July 26
6:30-8:30pm

Karmic Relationships: So We Meet Again!
Lauren Balin, Sat. July 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
You've had that feeling, when you just know you?ve met a person before ... well you have. Karmic relationships can be with our mate, friends, business partners or someone you just met in Starbucks. Discover how and why this happens. You'll learn what the 5 archetypal karmic relationships are, why you have them, if you're in one, and most importantly what the next evolutionary steps are when you find yourself in one.

The Magic of Believing in Yourself
July 27
1-4pm

The Magic of Believing in Yourself
Dr. Pamela Sky Jeanne, Sun. July 27, 1-4 pm, $30
Believe in yourself - so easy to say, not so easy to do! This program will show you how to achieve a new level of self-confidence and self-esteem. Learn how to "weed out" the beliefs of not being talented enough, smart enough, or good enough, to achieve what you want in life. Learn how to develop a stronger connection to your Inner Guidance. There is within you untapped potential, just waiting to be called out!

Cord-Cutting: Defining Healthy Boundaries With Difficult People
July 27
5-7:30pm

Cord-Cutting: Defining Healthy Boundaries with Difficult People
Jai Medina, Sun. July 27, 5-7:30 pm, $25
Have you ever struggled with dysfunctional, co-dependent, or difficult relationships? Find yourself getting pulled into other people?s drama, or thinking about someone and their problems a lot? These ties can drain our energy and prevent us from moving forward with healthier relationships. Learn to energetically cut the cords that no longer serve you, and how to set clear boundaries with challenging individuals.

The Daring Way®: Learning to Live A Fuller, More Authentic Life
July 30
7-8:30pm

The Daring Way®: Learning to Live A Fuller, More Authentic Life
Gina Senarighi, MFTI, Wed. July 30, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Courage, compassion, connection. What do these three qualities have in common? Those that express these qualities fully embrace their vulnerability and tenderness with a willingness to be fully authentic. Tonight, Gina Senarighi presents an overview of The Daring Way® based on the work of Dr. Brene? Brown and is designed to help participants let go of fear and shame forever!