Workshops and Presentations

Co-Liberation Facilitators

There are so many divisions between and among people; it is easy to get frustrated, annoyed or angry at people with whom we disagree.  Also, many of us have been taught to think of prejudice or discrimination as the problem of the people who are affected, but that is not the case.  

The reality is that we are all impacted – by hatred, mistrust, and other forms of thinking, feeling and acting that dishonor and harm people, and our planet.  And it’s not just individuals, or even groups – we are all part of systems that treat people unfairly and sometimes cruelly.  Co-Liberation Facilitators presents workshops and consulting on peaceful communication anti-racism.  Please contact Layla for more information, or to schedule a workshop.

The Many Methods of Meditation

You may think that meditation would be good for you, but perhaps you don’t know how to start, or don’t think you can do it.  Or, you may have tried a particular method that didn’t work or you didn’t like. This class will show you that there are many ways to meditate, and that you can pick the one that fits best for you.  Meditation can be long or short, still or using movement, quiet or using sound.  It can be practical – for health and well-being – or spiritual, or both.  This class will provide some history of the practice of meditation, and will give participants the chance to try several different meditation methods, to see which one(s) feel right for them.  No previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Meditation and Movement

Moving from the inside out.

We often think of meditation as something done while sitting still.  But movements, even small ones, can bring health, pleasure and peace as part of a meditation practice.  This workshop is for everyone – whether you love to dance, or just want to wiggle your fingers and toes.  No experience or specific abilities necessary.  We’ll use music and quiet, meditative states to find your best ways to move. You will  have the chance to create your own personal movement plan to take home with you.  

Spirit Circle

Meditation and sharing
for people on a spiritual journey

Bring your dreams & hopes, issues & challenges.

A time of meditation will be followed by a chance for each person to share their current steps on the journey to wholeness. All sharing is received in caring silence, as the group acts as loving witnesses to what each person chooses to share.

People of all beliefs are welcome.

Element Pledge Ceremony

Developed by Layla’s spiritual mentor, Gwendolyn Jansma, this ceremony is an opportunity to prepare and pledge to study one of the four sacred elements – earth, air, fire and water – for three years, three months, three weeks, and three days.  The ceremony includes creating a prayer arrow and choosing a God/Goddess to guide your journey.  This is a beautiful and meaningful way to bring spiritual awareness more fully into your daily life.