It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.

Audre Lorde

Circles open up spaces for healing-centered engagements with one another. We recognize that our identities are intersectional, meaning they are shaped by cultural, political and social environments. Agreements create the container that allows participants of all walks of life to feel safe, speak their truth, be witnessed, and connect with their own inner guidance. In Rumi’s words: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

Healing circles are offered at no charge. If you’re able, we invite you to make a gift to help cover the cost of participating.
  • $12 covers the cost of your participation in one circle
  • $24 covers your participation in one circle and pays it forward for another participant

Circles about race


Waking up White: A book circle

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month (except Nov 23 and Dec 28)
3:00PM to 4:30PM Pacific Time

In this circle, we will explore the themes of race and privilege by exploring Debby Irving's book Waking up White. We will be intentional about creating a space that is both mindful and brave, so we can support one another by engaging deeply the challenges of racism in our personal and collective lives.

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Circles for women and men


Women healing from injustice

Second Thursday (except September)
4:00PM to 5:30PM Pacific Time

This circle will be a safe space for women to come together to talk about what matters to us. All too often, we internalize the stressors of oppression, racism, sexism, and inequality and turn them against ourselves. This takes a big toll on us.

It's time for us to stand up for change, use our voices, and be H.E.A.R.D. (Heal, Empower, Accept, Reset, and Discover).

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Women's circle

Every Friday
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Time

For many women, our lives were challenging enough, and now we're affected by unprecedented events that have turned our lives upside down and inside out.

Each day, we watch news of the pandemic, injustices, and a planet in peril. In response, our emotions may vacillate between anxiety and resilience, despair and hope, grief, and love. Just when we need it the most, our normal means of contact, connection, and support have been strained if not uprooted.

Our women’s healing circle offers a safe, supportive space to walk with each other through these times. Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion, and curiosity. It’s a space where we connect with other women who are experiencing similar challenges, feelings and emotions. Where we can speak truth from our heart without judgment. Our agreements ensure acceptance and confidentiality. We honor our own unique paths to healing and respect the choices of others.

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Circles for the neurodiverse community and their loved ones


Supporting the Neurodiverse Community

Second and fourth Mondays beginning January 9
12:00PM to 1:30PM Pacific Time

This circle is a place where neurodiverse adults can find community in a safe and gentle environment. Participants have an opportunity to listen and share their experiences and challenges and to celebrate neurodiversity. We encourage you to do what feels best for you. Stimming, self-soothing, and unmasking are welcome here. While everyone has an opportunity to share, there is no pressure to do so. Listening, witnessing, and being present is also a form of participation.

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Neurodiversity Together: Supporting family and friends

First and third Mondays beginning January 16
12:00PM to 1:30PM Pacific Time

This circle supports the family and friends of neurodiverse people. It is a safe and loving place of healing where participants can share their personal experiences, feelings, needs, and greatest hopes.

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Questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about this circle.

Please note

Healing circles are groups of peers who support one another through deep listening and compassion. Circle participants abide by agreements, including agreements around confidentiality. The volunteers who host healing circles do not provide medical or psychotherapeutic advice or treatment. Participation in a healing circle does not replace the care provided by a qualified healthcare professional.

Watch and listen

Transforming Ancestral Legacies toward A More Just World with Morgan Curtis and Niria Alicia Garcia

Spiritual Biography with Orland Bishop

Radical Faeries: Unleashing the Sissy Boy with Chas Nol

Reparative Philanthropy: Releasing Wealth for Social Justice with C’Ardiss Gardner Gleser and Victoria Santos

When Women Were Birds: A Reading with Terry Tempest Williams

World as Lover, World as Self: The Wisdom of our Grief and Outrage with Joanna Macy

Crossing Thresholds: Staying Awake in Changing Times with Pat McCabe, Susan Balbas, Ladybird Morgan