Author: darceybone

Via Savage

Teaches: Beginning Meditation for Young Adults

Via (she/they)’s meditation journey began at the start of COVID after her cousin recommended Caren’s class. She didn’t realize how much anxiety had been affecting her day-to-day life until she started meditating and began to feel less anxious and more grounded. After a couple of years on the cushion, Via found that her go-to technique is Hong Sau, which she can do anywhere, anytime. Via is especially passionate about teaching young adults who are curious about meditation, a practice that she sees as an opportunity to quell the inner critic and reconnect with one’s true self in this busy digital age.

Ramon Almonte

Teaches: Beginning Meditation

Ramon discovered meditation at the age of 40 when he felt a deep sense of dissatisfaction with his life. Seeking purpose, joy, and presence, he turned to meditation and found a sense of peace and serenity that was previously absent. Ramon has been meditating for 13 years and has studied with Eric Huffman, Caren Prentice, and Rev. Andrew Shykofsky. He enjoys experimenting with different meditation techniques but tends to lean towards mindfulness, mantra, and loving-kindness meditations.

Kelsey Williams

Teaches: Beginning Meditation

Kelsey is a mental health counselor based in Portland, Oregon. Her interest in meditation began during grad school when her anxiety became overwhelming. Kelsey was seeking a way to find inner calm and was able to find it through meditation. She studied under various instructors and her go-to meditation techniques include sipping breath, the Ee mantra, and alternate nostril breathing. Kelsey wants to teach anyone who is curious about the journey of meditation and learning new ways of engaging with oneself through it.

July 15 ~ Week 3

This was a great class!  David talked in depth about how to “read” someone’s personality using the 1st house, the ascendant and the aspects.  It was both fascinating and clarifying.  Enjoy!   

June 24 ~ Week 2

This week’s class includes a fascinating discussion of the current Saturn square Uranus transit which began a 45 year cycle in 1988 as a conjunction. David brings home the meaning of the ongoing “dance” between Saturn and Uranus. 

June 17 ~ Week 1

A really good class! Basically reviewing the karmic forces that each planet represents. Remember what “they” say! It takes at least seven repetitions to actually grasp/hear a new idea. Hearing these again, in the same yet slightly different words, is very beneficial. 

May 20

Video from Week 7. 

May 13

David led a conversation about different types of charts:  Natal, Progressed, Transits.  We discussed planets in retrograde and how they play out over time. We also looked at Joe Biden’s progressed chart for different dates of significance in his life. 

May 6

David led a discussion on a chart sent out to students earlier in the week − diving deep into delineation and what it might mean.   We practiced in small groups with the chart and then discussed it as a large group. 

April 29

Astrology almost from the Beginning – April 29. 

April 21

David discusses the 12 Zodiac Signs.  He provides an in-depth look at the lessons each zodiac sign is trying to teach us. 

April 15

This week we broke into small groups to discuss Joe Biden’s Chart.  Each group then shared what they saw in the chart, and David filled it all in with his interpretations. A fascinating class! Enjoy!   

April 8

David reviewed what we had learned in his previous class–reintroducing us to the planets, signs, houses and aspects.  He also outlined what we can  expect in the next 6 weeks.  Lot’s of good nuggets of information here.  I hope you enjoy!   

February 27 Workshop

Here is the video from Saturday’s workshop. It is all there except the breakout sessions. If you are watching this for the first time, pause the video when you reach the breakout sessions and take a few moments to do the exercises as best you can. Once you return to the video David explains it […]