Events to Enlighten, Educate and Entertain

 

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1338 NW 23rd Ave. at Pettygrove St. in Portland

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

New Renaissance Calendar of Events

August  •  September

August 2014

Adventures With Greening Man: Lessons of Renewal and Reinvigoration
August 1
7-8:30pm

Adventures with Greening Man: Lessons of Renewal and Reinvigoration
James Wanless, Fri. Aug. 1, 7-8:30 pm, $15
The Green Man of myth and legend is a symbol of fertility and rebirth. He reminds us that man and nature are one and not separate. He represents the ever present ability of life and nature to renew and sustain itself. James Wanless teaches you how to reinvent, rebound and restart your life from the lessons he learned from the Green Man, himself.

Millennial's Connect, Ground and Clear: Basic Energy Tool Kit Just for Teens and Young Adults
August 2
11am-1pm

Millennial's Connect, Ground and Clear: Basic Energy Tool Kit Just for Teens and Young Adults
Lori Seeborg and Elena Mark, Sat. Aug. 2, 11 am-1 pm, $20
For the Highly Sensitive Young Adult, this class provides you the needed basic tools to maintain your energy field so you can thrive. You will learn several ways to ground and connect to the earth, the earth grid and source energy. We will also introduce you to crystals as partners in your awareness journey.

Resonate With Inspiration: An Interactive Workshop
August 2
2-5pm

Resonate with Inspiration: An Interactive Workshop
David Eby, Sat. Aug. 2, 2-5 pm, $30
Inspiration is the key to creating a successful and meaningful life - it is the indispensible inner presence that fuels us in everything we undertake. We'll learn to quiet the mind, open the heart, attune ourselves to the rising wave of energy and, sustain the presence into other daily activities. This 4-step process connects you to your source, amplifying your inner experience.

Whose Death Is It Anyway? A Hospice Nurse Remembers
August 2
7-8:30pm

Whose Death Is It Anyway? A Hospice Nurse Remembers
Sharon White, RN, Sat. Aug. 2, 7-8:30 pm, $12
"Reponses to dying and the death of a loved one are as different as our individual personalities." Tonight, Hospice Nurse Sharon White shares the stories born of the wisdom of her many years spent at the bedside of the brave souls nearing the end of their life. These stories provide a perspective of death and dying to comfort, educate, and even normalize the hospice and the dying process using the words and experiences of the dying person and the brave families supporting them.

After-Death Communication in Dreams
August 3
11am-1pm

After-Death Communication in Dreams
Gillian Holloway, Ph.D, Sun. Aug. 3, 11 am-1 pm, $20
Do you dream of a loved one or wish that you could? Dreams of the departed have a feeling of reality and importance like nothing else. Learn what hallmarks define these communications, how to invite them and embrace their healing messages. Learn of people who have healed addictions, avoided divorce, found love and come into money, all from the messages from the other side.

Access Your Radiance: at Midlife and Beyond
August 3
2-5pm

Access Your Radiance: At Midlife and Beyond
Sarah O'Leary, Sun. Aug. 3, 2-5 pm, $30
When we're barraged with a media blitz of negative messaging about aging, we often feel anything but radiant as the years slip by. Yet, the midlife passage is a portal to a potent and transformative power. In this workshop we will delve into this power that is available to us in the wisdom years, a force that can shift us out of entrenched stuck patterns.

Drop-In Meditation
August 6
5:30-6:30pm

Drop-In Meditation
Ean McClane, Wed. Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27, 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.

Drop-In Kirtan
August 7
6:30-8pm

Drop-in Kirtan
John Gladen, Thurs. Aug. 7, 6:30-8 pm, FREE!
Kirtan devotional chanting will lift your vibration and attune your heart to the frequency of the Divine. Come join John Gladen, on classical guitar, to uplift your Spirit and expand your Soul.

Karma, Reincarnation and Astrology
August 8
7-8:30pm

Karma, Reincarnation and Astrology
Judith Hill, Fri. Aug. 8, 7-8:30 pm, $20
Do past lives reflect in our astrological birth charts? How specifically? Reincarnational theory suggests that we are responsible for the planetary patterns we were born under. Explore the five types of karma and the issue of destiny versus free will as it pertains to the astrological birth map. Learn how your chart describes the aversions, talents, strengths and weaknesses you came in with and how these are described rather than caused by planetary birth patterns.

A Midsummer Night's Dreaming: Creative Ways of Exploring and Understanding Your Dreams
August 9
4-6pm

A Midsummer Night's Dreaming: Creative Ways of Exploring and Understanding Your Dreams
Jennifer Wohl, MA, LPC, Sat. Aug. 9, 4-6 pm, $20
We all dream but very few of us know how to make sense of the symbols and images that we experience. As it says in the Talmud, "A dream not understood is like a letter unopened." In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn a step-by-step process of personal dream analysis, how to read the metaphorical language of the unconscious and gain insight into your own life.

One With the Sofa: A Taoist Guide for the Physically Challenged
August 9
7-8:30pm

One with the Sofa: A Taoist Guide for the Physically Challenged
Skyler Darshini Freimann, Sat. Aug. 9, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Physical suffering can be the most demanding and demeaning of spiritual paths but its wonders are fierce and its consummate teachings profound. In her new book, One with the Sofa, a Taoist Guide for the Physically Challenged, Skyler Darshini Freimann opens the door to those with disabling conditions who prefer the work of transformation to victimhood.

Honoring the Spiritual Journey Through Writing and Art
August 10
11am-3pm

Honoring the Spiritual Journey Through Writing and Art
Mica Coffin, Sun. Aug. 10, 11 am-3 pm, $50 (basic materials included)
Children are often told what to believe about God. As we grow, we search other paths and our own hearts, discard what doesn?t fit for us, and integrate what does. We will use journaling techniques to explore what that spiritual journey has been and where you find yourself now. We will then use a variety of materials to honor that journey by making an assemblage, collage, portable alter, or shrine.

Full Moon Drumming Circle: for Peace and Healing
August 10
5:30-7pm

Full Moon Drumming Circle: For Peace and Healing
Connie Hill, Sun. Aug. 10, 5:30-7 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.

Knights, Dragons, Wizards and Swords: Awakening From the Spell of Unworthiness
August 15
7-8:30pm

Knights, Dragons, Wizards and Swords: Awakening From the Spell of Unworthiness
Chris Davis, Fri. Aug. 15, 7-8:30 pm, $15
A survivor of childhood abuse, Chris was raised to believe she had little importance and was undeserving of the love and joy the Universe was offering. It was time for the spell to be broken. A sword named Clarity stood in a stone by a misty river, ready to return to the author's hand. Thus began an awe-inspiring two-year journey of faith that led to the writing of the author's sixth book, Breathing Fire.

Opening Your Channel: Connecting With Your Spirit Guides
August 16
11am-1pm

Opening Your Channel: Connecting with Your Spirit Guides
Diana Byrnes, Sat. Aug. 16, 11 am-1 pm, $20
Diana has been channeling Spirit Guides, Master Teachers, and Angels for many years. Spirit is wanting to make connections, we just need to open a receptive channel. We will learn to open our own channels, make connections using guided visualization, writing, and moments of silence as we practice together.

Dancing With Your Dragons: Reclaiming the Passionate Life You Were Born to Live
August 16
2-5pm

Dancing with Your Dragons: Reclaiming the Passionate Life You Were Born to Live
Chris Davis, Sat. Aug. 16, 2-5 pm, $30
Is there a dragon-rider living within you? Have you ever felt called to carry a sword? Author Chris Davis will share seven gifts - including her sword, Clarity -from her miraculous odyssey through the mythical kingdom of Camelot that led to the explosion of decades of unexpressed rage from childhood abuse. Learn how to honor where you are on your journey, the importance of asking for help when you need it and the unimaginable joy of surrendering to the unknown. A drawing will be held for a silver sword charm and chain.

Venus Revolution: 12 Dimensions of the Sacred Feminine
August 17
11am-1pm

Venus Revolution: 12 Dimensions of the Sacred Feminine
Emily Trinkaus, Sun. Aug. 17, 11 am-1 pm, $20
How can astrology inform our understanding and embodiment of the reemerging Sacred Feminine? Venus - goddess of love, beauty, eroticism and art - is the archetypal feminine, but her expression has been downsized and diminished over the past few thousand years. We'll uncover ancient versions of Venus, and open to more liberated and multidimensional flavors of the feminine, via the 12 signs of the zodiac.

Take It to the Next Step! Energy Tools for A Happier Life
August 17
2-5pm

Take It to the Next Step! Energy Tools for a Happier Life
Elena Mark, Sun. Aug. 17, 2-5 pm, $30
The secrets to your next steps are contained in what is in your life right now! Align your desires and life purpose by practicing some tips from the law of attraction every day as you craft a life that you want to live. Elena shares with you energy tools she uses to create the life she enjoys and some techniques to get you on track when life seems to not be bringing you what you want!

Receive A Reading of What You Can Do to Heal the Planet
August 20
7-8:30pm

Receive a Reading of What You Can Do to Heal the Planet
Terry McGill, Wed. Aug. 20, 7-8:30 pm, $15
Help heal plants, trees, streams, rivers and lakes, forests and all creatures great and small. Receive a reading about your greatest gift and receive a transmission to uncover and boost that ability.

The Art and Science of Publishing Your Own Book: What You Need to Know to Make Your Dream Come True!
August 22
7-8:30pm

The Art and Science of Publishing Your Own Book: What You Need to Know to Make Your Dream Come True!
Connie Hill, Fri. Aug. 22, 7-8:30 pm, $15
Do you have a book you want to publish? Learn what you need to know about self-publishing before you hit that "publish" button. Connie will share with you what you need to do first; decisions that need to be made, questions about DIY editing and how to find a good editor. Also, what a POD publisher can provide and what you can do yourself, what to do before and after publishing, and so much more! Don't miss this event!

Foot Reflexology for Couples, Partners and Friends!
August 23
11am-1pm

Foot Reflexology for Couples, Partners and Friends!
Joe Shoemaker, Sat., Aug. 23, 11am-1pm, $25
Our poor, neglected feet! Trapped inside shoes for most of their days, they never get the full attention they deserve. Reflexology is the answer! With a simple, yet specific touch routine, you can help ease your partner's pain, mood and more in minutes, just by working on their feet!

Meditation for Beginners
August 23
2-4pm

Meditation for Beginners
Ean McClane, Sat. Aug. 23, 2-4 pm, $20
Meditation practice is the foundation for a serious undertaking of any spiritual path. You will learn the basics of meditation practice with Ean McClane, New Renaissance's Wednesday night drop-in mediation teacher.

Sacred Journey of Your Soul: Through the Major Arcana of the Tarot
August 23
6:30-8:30pm

Sacred Journey of Your Soul: Through the Major Arcana of the Tarot
Katrina Wynne, Sat. Aug. 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, $20
Are you seeking a profound and meaningful class on Tarot? In this popular class we explore the major arcana of the Tarot, which depicts The Hero's Journey, the archetypal journey we experience in life, as reflected by Joseph Campbell. Find out how this powerful tool reflects back to you who you are and your soul's purpose, greatest blessings and challenges.

Detox Daily With Ease: Awaken Your Body's Intelligence to Let Go and Thrive
August 24
2-4pm

Detox Daily with Ease: Awaken Your Body's Intelligence to Let Go and Thrive
Susan Ashleigh Bass, Sun. Aug. 24, 2-4 pm, $25
This workshop is designed to help you become unafraid of all that?s toxic. Discover simple ways to eat, move, and transform whatever is imbalanced in your body, so you can shift the internal chemistry and thrive in a challenging environment. Susan Bass is a Digestion and Detox Specialist who works with people who want to support and heal their bodies naturally.

NCX Wellness Night
August 26
7-8:30pm

NCX Wellness Night
The Singing Heart: An Active Exploration of Sound Healing
Lauri Shainsky, Tues. Aug. 26, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Join Lauri Shainsky, shamanic sound healer, for an evening of experiential exploration of sound healing. Invite intentional, spirit-guided sound to infuse and flow through you. Allow sacred song and sound to reach into your heart and provide nourishment. Exchange intention and sound in a light-hearted circle. Break through limiting patterns to wellness. Learn daily techniques for self-healing. Your heart sings a new story - we listen, we give voice to it.

Journey of Souls: What Animals Teach Us About Aging, Illness and Death
August 30
2-5pm

Journey of Souls: What Animals Teach Us About Aging, Illness and Death
Ute Luppertz, Sat. Aug. 30, 2-5 pm, $30
Explore the emotional impact on you as your pet approaches their golden years. Using animal communication, special meditations and shamanic journeying you will be able to connect more deeply with your pet to receive their spiritual messages. Bring a photo of your pet, a tea light with a holder and a journal to write in.