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Speaking from the Heart – Compassionate Communication

In this four week introduction to Compassionate Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication, come explore with Scott Bennion and Lisa Rose, what it means to Speak from the Heart.

  • Week 1: 11/8, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Arizona (MST)
  • Week 2: 11/15, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Arizona (MST)
  • Week 3: 11/22, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Arizona (MST)
  • Week 4: 11/28, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Arizona (MST)

In this safe space, we develop and nurture the mindful practice of being compassionate communicators using the language of universal human feelings and needs. We consider Compassionate Communication a spiritual practice and one that is not specific to any particular faith or spiritual tradition.

During our time together you will learn …

To bring the spirit of compassionate presence and deep listening into relationships with:

  • Yourself
  • Intimate partners and friends
  • Children and extended family
  • Co-workers
  • People who have different beliefs than yours

To integrate processes that can help you to:

  • Express yourself authentically
  • Identify your feelings and needs
  • Listen deeply and with empathy
  • Understand anger so that you can move beyond discharging or suppressing it to expressing your underlying needs and feelings.

You can expect participatory learning and a welcoming classroom environment. Healing, growth, and awakening await you!

3 Pricing Options:

NOTE: These pricing options are the total for all four classes in the course.

Prices are per person.

  • Regular – $97
  • Pay It Forward, “I feel abundant!” – $125
  • Financial Hardship, “We’ve Got Your Back!” – $75

Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

Please secure your seat today by clicking ‘Tickets’ above.

For more information, please contact:

Scott Bennion and Lisa Rose at: 602.595.9577

Chair Yoga w/ Carol from Mexico

Chair Yoga with Carol

Join us for Chair Yoga on Zoom all the way from Cottonwood, Arizona or Casa Contenta in Puerto Pensaco, Mexico! Each Monday at 11am, we meet via Zoom for 30 minutes to loosen up those joints and muscles the natural and comfortable way.

If you’re feeling a little stiff, sluggish, lethargic, then Chair Yoga is the right one for you.

Participate at the level with which you’re comfortable.  Do gentle yoga or get a real stretch on.  Either way, you’ll love the poses and you’ll be surprised at what great work out it is!   All you need is a laptop (preferred) or phone and cast to your smart TV, Zoom installed.  Then set up a straight back, armless chair, and a tie, a scarf, or a belt for deeper stretching and easier reaching.

Contact Kimberly (928) 864-5230 or email if you need help installing or operating Zoom, and to receive the link to get loose with Chair Yoga with Carol!

Reiki Share Circle

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Join us for a REIKI SHARE CIRCLE every Friday at 6:00 pm in Studio B… $5 Love Donation. Hosted by Diane “Rose Thunder” Sordoni, an Usui Reiki Master and Peruvian Shamanic Practitioner.  She utilizes these ancient practices which can go deep within the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual parts of your being.

You’re probably wondering how Reiki can help you. Because this has been an incredibly challenging time for all of us, many are under more stress and experiencing more anxiety and worry than usual.

Reiki treats the whole person including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing. Reiki is used in over 800 hospitals and other health care institutions.

For more info. contact Diane at:

Sister’s Circle

Sister's Circle

The Sister’s Circle is a monthly gathering of fun, insight, education, beauty, and sisterhood.  Programs are created by any sister who wishes to share their knowledge or field of study.  We like to gather on the full or the new moon depending on the program in a safe, loving, fun, supportive environment.  Our Sister’s Circle is open to any sister.

Call Kimberly (928) 864-5230 or email for info on upcoming sister’s circles.  If you’d like to request to lead a special program or recommend someone for a program, we’d love to hear from you!

Community Drum Circle

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Join us for community drumming led by Karen Reedstrom and Kimberly Kelley on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.  With free-form drumming, chanting, singing, and dancing, every circle is different and exciting!

Bring your favorite percussion instrument, djembe, bongos, dunduns, bodhran, hand drums, shakers, or we have some to share.

During good weather and moderate temperatures, we meet at 6:00pm in Garrison Park across from the Cottonwood Rec Center.  Check our calendar for any changes.  During inclement and extreme temperatures, we meet in Studio B at OTCA, 633 N. 5th Street, Cottonwood.

Email for more information.

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Discussion Group on “The Spontaneous Healing of Belief – Shattering the Paradigm of False Beliefs”

In December we will be starting a study group focusing on Gregg Braden’s “The Spontaneous Healing of Belief – Shattering the Paradigm of False Beliefs” led by Charles McPherson.

This will be a four-week course, held in Studio B of the Old Town Center for the Arts.  Each week, the first hour will be spent in quiet, listening to Gregg via CD, followed by one hour of discussion.  Dates and Times will be posted soon.

There is no fee, but we ask a donation which goes to CUL room rental and to continue funding programs.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Charles at 928-592-3231.

Verde Valley Kokopellies

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Native American Flute circle for all skill levels, led by Karen Reedstrom, From novice to master, this is an opportunity to learn to compose new songs, breathing and fingering techniques, and other ornamentations from a very experienced and fun musician.

Bring your own flute or borrow one of ours.

Contact Karen Reedstrom for more information: