Chiyo 10Winter “Hygge” Soul Bath
January 20th 1-4 pm

With Karen Calhoun and Gina Marie Mammano

Join Energy and Sound Healing Therapy Practitioner Karen

Calhoun and Poet, Author, and Spiritual Director Gina Marie Mammano for an afternoon of cozy winter “hygge” soul bathing. The afternoon will include a voice bath of candled and quilted winter storytelling, the magic of vocal entoning, essential oil self massage, creating painted stone mandalas, and a beautiful poetic pantoum.

Register early! Lovely gift certificates available to treat someone special to the beautiful holiday gift of self care 🙂 

For more information or to register email Gina:







What people are saying:        “I loved soaking in the poetry and music you both shared while engaging my own musical, poetic and artistic self. I feel like (it) washed a few years off me. I felt lighter afterward and definitely refreshed. I look forward to more opportunities for soul bathing! Thank you, again!!!

–      L. Barian

“I loved it soooo much.” –C.Hetland                                                                       “It was so wonderful and soothing- thank you Gina and Karen! – V. Reinke

Early Bird Cost: $40  with paid registration


Clinton, WA





Writing in Response to Our Times- Event



Writing in Response to Our Times

with Sarah Zale and Gina Marie Mammano

May 20, 1-4 pm

Cost: $60. 

Has the aftermath of the election affected you personally? Are you feeling the need to wrestle and rumble with your thoughts and emotions—as well as connect with others in reflective and transformative ways? In this writing workshop, you will explore your stories and feelings with two facilitators from eclectic backgrounds: poetry, Compassionate Listening ®, social justice theatre, meditation, and spiritual leadership. Participants will be invited to share their writing on a voluntary basis in a supportive environment; no experience is necessary. All writing styles welcome. 


Gina Marie Mammano: Inspired by the ancient spiritual practices of lectio divina and walking meditation, Gina’s book Camino Divina: Walking the Divine Way helps readers explore whole new worlds inside themselves. Gina is an award winning poet whose work has been published in journals and magazines such as the Dos Passos Review, Poetica, Pilgrimage Journal, Bearings, and Crucible. Her training as a spiritual director, work as a retreat leader, and experiences gleaned from the Opening the Book of Nature program have allowed her the ability to create interactive and intuitive listening exercises both in the interior and exterior landscapes.


Sarah Zale teaches poetry and writing, social justice, and intercultural competence in Seattle. A certified facilitator of Compassionate Listening ® and facilitator of Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback, she brings the skills of deep listening and interactive theatre to her students. Sarah is a passionate believer in the power of poetry and the arts to transform and heal ourselves and the world. She has published two collections of poetry: The Art of Folding (2010), which was inspired by her travels to Israel and Palestine, and Sometimes You Do Things (2013, Aquarius Press, Living Detroit Series) which highlights the history of Detroit and celebrates its rebuilding.

Spring Soul Bath- offering



With Karen Calhoun and Gina Marie Mammano

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Join Energy and Sound Healing Therapy Practitioner Karen Calhoun and Poet, Author, and Spiritual Director Gina Marie Mammano for an afternoon of soul bathing in the waters of soothing sounds, guided poetic meditation, haiku, and submersion into the rich hues of the art of creating the finger labyrinth. It is an opportunity to pull away from the tumult of daily life and the stresses of our current age and spend a few hours in a sauna of self care as we move into the earth’s renewal into spring.

Registration limited to 25 people.

The Afternoon Includes:
Hand pan and singing bowl sound bath
Poetic guided meditation

Creating a finger labyrinth
Crafting a spring solace haiku
Cost: $30
Materials Fee: $10


To reserve your spaces, contact Gina Marie Mammano at this site in the comments section, and I will direct you to how to register. Hope you will join us!

Small Things that Reflect the Light

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A dear friend of mine and I were talking about the antidote to a toxic climate in this election. I’ve resolved to come up with one or two or more, much like the rriiiiipppping! sound of tearing off a prescription in a doctor’s office. My first prescription for myself was a poignant reading written by Richard Rohr on his “Center for Action and Contemplation” site.  My second one is this: small things that reflect light. What small things all around you are reflecting light today . . . including you?

Feel free to post a picture or description on this site- let’s share the love, and the light!