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, the art of wellness, and the joy of connecting!

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

New Circles

Healing Circle for Mothers

The past year has been one like no other.  We have learned to wear masks that cover our smiles or tears; we have learned to work at home or given up our work in order to care for and homeschool our children.  We have kept kids home.  We have witnessed the vast racial and economic inequalities in our country.

We invite you to a Circle for mothers who want to connect with others for sharing and respite. We’ll meet twice a month, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Please register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdeupqTMrE9BQHik3J9BYXilBbdhz0z1N

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 from 2:00 – 3:30 (PST)
Please contact Kate Stivers to register:
kstivers@freeland.net        360 331 7299     No texts.

Calendar

Feb
27
Sat
On-line: Writing Through Covid
Feb 27 @ 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  

Feb
28
Sun
On-line: Song Bath Sanctuary
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On-line: Song Bath Sanctuary

Renew your body and soul in the comfort of your own home. Deborah creates a deep, resonant sound field with soul-infused vocal tones accompanied by crystal bowls, antique Himalayan bowls, and a large ceremonial drum. The music emerges as she attunes to the presence of the people who are gathered and the spirit of the moment. Make yourself comfortable, either lying down or sitting in meditation. During the Song Bath, you might  go on an inner imaginal journey, or focus on the sensations of the sound in your body, or enter a state of deep rest. You may also engage in a creative activity if you prefer, like drawing or moving. This is not a zoom session where you see other participants. It is a private experience, but the energy of the group creates a supportive field for the music to emerge, and for each participant to engage in deep self-care. It is best to listen with earbuds, headphones or speakers.

Deborah Koff-Chapin has been offering Song Baths at Healing Circles in Langley since its founding. She is so happy to be able to offer this experience online for the global Healing Circles community. Register here to receive the link and reminders before each Song Bath. https://touchdrawing.com/song-bath-sanctuary/
Mar
1
Mon
On-line: Circle of Solace
Mar 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.
Mar
2
Tue
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice
Mar 2 @ 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)
Mar 2 @ 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.

Mar
3
Wed
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers @ On-line

The past year has been one like no other.  We have learned to wear masks that cover our smiles or tears; we have learned to work at home or have even given up our work in order to care for and homeschool our children.  We have kept kids home instead of arranging playdates.  We have endured a contentious election season, while the vast racial inequalities in our country have been splayed across the news and peoples’ lives.

We invite you to a Circle for mothers who want to connect with others for sharing and respite.

We’ll meet twice a month, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm.  

Please join us and invite others who can benefit from such a circle.

Hosted by: 

Dana Kelly, retired community health nurse and Lactation Consultant. 

Autumn Preble, now retired, has been involved in community building on Whidbey for 40 years.

  • For more information e-mail info@healingcircleslangley.org
  • You need to register in advance for this meeting:
    register here
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Mar
4
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend

“Your body is your subconscious mind. Our physical body can be changed by the emotions we experience. The emotional memory is stored in many places in the body, not just or even primarily, in the brain. I think unexpressed emotions are literally lodged in the body.  The real true emotions that need to be expressed are in the body, trying to move up and be expressed and thereby integrated, made whole, and healed.”     

~Dr. Candace Pert~

We invite you to MELTT  Into your Being

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

March Theme: Strength and Connection

“If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise.” ~ Rupi Kaur~

Come explore how we redefine the boundaries of Strength and build deep resilience in body, heart and mind.

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

Mar
5
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Mar 5 @ 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: Healing from Chronic Pain
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | Langley | Washington | United States

Our circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone impacted by chronic pain can explore and engage in their own healing.  We’ll share our stories and strategies for minimizing pain, alleviating suffering, and appreciating ourselves as whole people.

Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity, and honoring our own unique paths to healing as well as respecting each other.

Hosted by Jane Klassen, trained therapist.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  Send an email to Jane Klassen:

jane klassen shesjanie2@gmail.com

and she will send you the link to join the Zoom Meeting.

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Mar 5 @ 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.
Mar
7
Sun
On-line: Song Bath Sanctuary
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On-line: Song Bath Sanctuary

Renew your body and soul in the comfort of your own home. Deborah creates a deep, resonant sound field with soul-infused vocal tones accompanied by crystal bowls, antique Himalayan bowls, and a large ceremonial drum. The music emerges as she attunes to the presence of the people who are gathered and the spirit of the moment. Make yourself comfortable, either lying down or sitting in meditation. During the Song Bath, you might  go on an inner imaginal journey, or focus on the sensations of the sound in your body, or enter a state of deep rest. You may also engage in a creative activity if you prefer, like drawing or moving. This is not a zoom session where you see other participants. It is a private experience, but the energy of the group creates a supportive field for the music to emerge, and for each participant to engage in deep self-care. It is best to listen with earbuds, headphones or speakers.

Deborah Koff-Chapin has been offering Song Baths at Healing Circles in Langley since its founding. She is so happy to be able to offer this experience online for the global Healing Circles community. Register here to receive the link and reminders before each Song Bath. https://touchdrawing.com/song-bath-sanctuary/

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