Healing Circles Langley is a:

  • Nurturing, supportive place

    where anyone impacted by cancer, a life-changing condition, or loss can explore and engage in their own healing.

  • Safe sanctuary

    that invites a step outside the ordinary flow of time… a respite… a recess… a retreat for deep inner listening.

  • Learning community

    that offers a social hub where all of us—regardless of age or health—can expand our capacity for healing, living, and aging well.

We’re still here for you, just online.

Welcome to Healing Circles Langley! We’re so glad you’ve found us. We’re here as a safe place to explore the heart of healing and the art of wellness. Perhaps you’ve found us because life is hard right now–you’re grieving, living with an illness, in pain, or caring for others. Perhaps you’re here to take care of yourself through meditation or embodied practices. Or you might be here to enjoy the blessings of community–of laughter and meaningful conversation–during a time of social isolation.

Please check our calendar for an online circle that would best fit you right now.

New Circles

ONLINE: A Next Step: A writing circle following the loss a loved one.

The Next Step circle is for people who have attended and moved through the searing pain of losing a loved one through death.
Third Tuesdays:  1/19 & 2/16 from 2:00 – 3:30 (PST)
Please contact Kate Stivers to register:
kstivers@freeland.net        360 331 7299     No texts.

ONLINE: Writing through COVID

Writing Through Covid is like a season of being with and looking through a kaleidoscope of changes, experiences, and feelings.

Through this writing circle, we will focus on the healing and support of poetry, writing prompts, and journaling for living in these times.

4th Saturdays, 11-12:30 PST

Please contact Kate Stivers to register:
kstivers@freeland.net        360 331 7299     No texts.

Calendar

Jan
21
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

This circle is currently full. If you’d like to be waitlisted please contact info@healingcircles.org

ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend

“ Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the body we remember who we really are.”

~ Jack Kornfield~

We invite you to MELTT  Into your Being

Offerings are drop in and held weekly on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm PDT.

January Theme: Intention

“First, it is an intention. Then a behavior. Then a habit. Then a second nature. Then it is simply who you are.” ~ Brendon Burchard~ 

COVID brings new challenges to our being and new opportunities to transform, heal, reduce stress and embrace health. In the MELTT practice way we learn through many different modalities and traditions to transform ourselves and transcend our habitual patterns of human experience.

Each month we will post the theme of our weekly practices. Each week will vary allowing for ease of dropping in as it feels spacious to you. We will explore qigong, yoga, somatic body experiences, meditation, breath work, isometric strengthening, awakening the hands and feet, functional movement, chanting, sound and vibrational experiences, neuroscience brain plasticity concepts, communing with nature, etc. This offering will be coordinated by experienced hosts who offer different learning opportunities. We will also invite guest hosts as the MELTT experiences unfold over the coming months. Come ready to explore your being!

*Helpful (but optional) in-home props include: Yoga mat, yoga blocks, comfortable chair, blanket, pillows, large towel and hand towels, and candle.

** Please remember to wash your hands prior to practice. We will do practices which involve face touch.

*** By participating in these free, donation only offerings, I agree to waive and hold harmless Healing Circles Langley and all hosts, sponsors and providers of the offerings. I understand my participation in these offerings constitute agreement to all posted waivers.

*Helpful (but optional) in-home props include: Yoga mat, yoga blocks, comfortable chair, blanket, pillows, large towel and hand towels, and candle.

** Please remember to wash your hands prior to practice. We will do practices which involve face touch.

*** By participating in these free, donation only offerings, I agree to waive and hold harmless Healing Circles Langley and all hosts, sponsors and providers of the offerings. I understand my participation in these offerings constitute agreement to all posted waivers. AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM

For information and to register e-mail Catherine at peaceqicd@gmail.com

Jan
22
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation @ online
In these trying times of fear and uncertainty, we can come together and share in the space of meditation.  Practicing being in the present moment can help calm our minds and our anxieties.   Please consider joining me for meditation on Friday morning, 3/27 at 8:30 am for a 40-minute mindfulness meditation.   This is a free offering and will continue on Friday mornings indefinitely.  Please join the Zoom session at

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/206024399?pwd=cG9hVlllenp0R1ltVnJMR0dLcStLZz09

Meeting ID: 206 024 399

Password: 011618

Offered by Sarah Manchester

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle @ online
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/497440907
A poem slips its hand into yours, accompanies you
through what is difficult, unknown and terrifying.
Its conversation takes you to a softer place and
laughs and cries with you.
During this time of isolation, poems carry no virus. They can be with you in your kitchen, your workshop, on any surface if you allow them entry into the center of your hearts. And we can walk together safely with poems for comfort and healing.
Thick Nhat Hanh says “If you are alone you may sink into the river of suffering, but if you have a community of practice to help carry you and you allow it to embrace your pain and sorrow, you will float.”
Poems are a universal community of language that speaks directly to the essence of who we are and to our enduring spirits.  They nourish us in the vicissitudes of our lives and speak to all aspects of human emotions. Their wisdom gives us the strength that already belongs to us. The drop-in circle after will give us a chance to share any of it that we wish to share.
From 2-2:20 (PDT), Judith Adams, Washington State Humanities speaker and accomplished poet herself, will read selected poems. At 2:20, you can feel free to drop off or stay online with Diana Lindsay, co-founder of Healing Circles Langley and Global, and Judith for a drop-in healing circle and conversation.
Jan
23
Sat
On-line: Writing Through Covid
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
On-line: Writing Through Covid

To everything, there is a season. Writing Through Covid is like a season of being with and looking through a kaleidoscope of changes, experiences, and feelings. Times of quarantine, lockdown, and sheltering in. Times of retreating, pilgrimages, and contemplation. Times of re-evaluation, profound disequilibrium, and losses. Times of the deepening of values, creativity, self-care, and appreciation of nature.

Through this writing circle, we will focus on the healing and support of poetry, writing prompts, and journaling. This will be a circle for honoring one’s experience of discovery and expression during this time of Writing Through Covid. This will not be about craft, techniques, or the critiquing of one’s writing.

This circle is hosted by Kate Stivers, a counselor in Freeland.

Over the years Kate has hosted many circles on loss and grief with Healing Circles Langley.

Please contact Kate directly to register: kstivers@freeland.net  

Jan
26
Tue
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice @ Zoom meeting

If ever there was a time for working on our immunity, this would be it. This practice is designed to do that and lower our stress in the process. It’s a gentle practice that can be done sitting or standing.

To register and for more information e-mail info@healingcircleslangley.org

The practice is based on the work of Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun at the Institute for Qigong and Integrative Medicine in Bothell, WA.

Please review this waiver: AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM

On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)

Mindfulness meditation in the insight tradition is about seeing life as it really is, free from belief and delusion. By gently noticing and investigating sensations, thoughts and emotions, it trains the mind and opens the heart.

Intended for new and experienced meditators, this circle will support you in creating and sustaining your own regular meditation practice. Everyone is welcome.

This winter, we will explore the key Buddhist heart qualities. Cultivating these qualities of universal kindness, gratitude, generosity, compassion, forgiveness, joy, and equanimity in our daily lives can lead to a sense of deep and lasting happiness.

January 12 5:00 – 6:15 pm Meditation & Practice Sharing

January 19: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Introduction to the Heart Qualities

January 26: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Universal Kindness

February 2: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Gratitude
February 9: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Generosity
February 16: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Compassion
February 23: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Forgiveness
March 2: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Joy
March 9: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Equanimity

March 16 5:00 – 6:15 pm Wrapping Up

Please email Kate for further information and Zoom log in information at: katherinestefaniedavies@gmail.org.

Hosted by Kate Davies, http://www.katedavies.org/, who is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher and has had a meditation practice for about twenty years.

Jan
28
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

This circle is currently full. If you’d like to be waitlisted please contact info@healingcircles.org

ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend

“ Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the body we remember who we really are.”

~ Jack Kornfield~

We invite you to MELTT  Into your Being

Offerings are drop in and held weekly on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm PDT.

January Theme: Intention

“First, it is an intention. Then a behavior. Then a habit. Then a second nature. Then it is simply who you are.” ~ Brendon Burchard~ 

COVID brings new challenges to our being and new opportunities to transform, heal, reduce stress and embrace health. In the MELTT practice way we learn through many different modalities and traditions to transform ourselves and transcend our habitual patterns of human experience.

Each month we will post the theme of our weekly practices. Each week will vary allowing for ease of dropping in as it feels spacious to you. We will explore qigong, yoga, somatic body experiences, meditation, breath work, isometric strengthening, awakening the hands and feet, functional movement, chanting, sound and vibrational experiences, neuroscience brain plasticity concepts, communing with nature, etc. This offering will be coordinated by experienced hosts who offer different learning opportunities. We will also invite guest hosts as the MELTT experiences unfold over the coming months. Come ready to explore your being!

*Helpful (but optional) in-home props include: Yoga mat, yoga blocks, comfortable chair, blanket, pillows, large towel and hand towels, and candle.

** Please remember to wash your hands prior to practice. We will do practices which involve face touch.

*** By participating in these free, donation only offerings, I agree to waive and hold harmless Healing Circles Langley and all hosts, sponsors and providers of the offerings. I understand my participation in these offerings constitute agreement to all posted waivers.

*Helpful (but optional) in-home props include: Yoga mat, yoga blocks, comfortable chair, blanket, pillows, large towel and hand towels, and candle.

** Please remember to wash your hands prior to practice. We will do practices which involve face touch.

*** By participating in these free, donation only offerings, I agree to waive and hold harmless Healing Circles Langley and all hosts, sponsors and providers of the offerings. I understand my participation in these offerings constitute agreement to all posted waivers. AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM

For information and to register e-mail Catherine at peaceqicd@gmail.com

Jan
29
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Jan 29 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation @ online
In these trying times of fear and uncertainty, we can come together and share in the space of meditation.  Practicing being in the present moment can help calm our minds and our anxieties.   Please consider joining me for meditation on Friday morning, 3/27 at 8:30 am for a 40-minute mindfulness meditation.   This is a free offering and will continue on Friday mornings indefinitely.  Please join the Zoom session at

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/206024399?pwd=cG9hVlllenp0R1ltVnJMR0dLcStLZz09

Meeting ID: 206 024 399

Password: 011618

Offered by Sarah Manchester

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle @ online
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/497440907
A poem slips its hand into yours, accompanies you
through what is difficult, unknown and terrifying.
Its conversation takes you to a softer place and
laughs and cries with you.
During this time of isolation, poems carry no virus. They can be with you in your kitchen, your workshop, on any surface if you allow them entry into the center of your hearts. And we can walk together safely with poems for comfort and healing.
Thick Nhat Hanh says “If you are alone you may sink into the river of suffering, but if you have a community of practice to help carry you and you allow it to embrace your pain and sorrow, you will float.”
Poems are a universal community of language that speaks directly to the essence of who we are and to our enduring spirits.  They nourish us in the vicissitudes of our lives and speak to all aspects of human emotions. Their wisdom gives us the strength that already belongs to us. The drop-in circle after will give us a chance to share any of it that we wish to share.
From 2-2:20 (PDT), Judith Adams, Washington State Humanities speaker and accomplished poet herself, will read selected poems. At 2:20, you can feel free to drop off or stay online with Diana Lindsay, co-founder of Healing Circles Langley and Global, and Judith for a drop-in healing circle and conversation.
Feb
1
Mon
On-line: Circle of Solace
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On-line: Circle of Solace

A Circle of Solace is for those who are currently going through the grieving process following the death of a loved one.

We meet on first Mondays, each month, from 5:00-6:30pm, for gentle sharing.

***Prerequisite – This is a drop-in circle. However, before attending please contact the host, Kate Stivers at 360 331 7299 or kstivers@freeland.net.

Kate Stivers is a counselor in private practice on Whidbey Island, WA. She has hosted Navigating your Grief through Writing, Circle of Solace, and Re-imagining Life After Loss at Healing Circles Langley. The intention of all of her work is to call forth the wisdom that allows each individual to feel replenished and empowered.

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