Establish Roots, Find Your Voice & Hold A Vision
What Coming Home & Staying Home Feels Like
Coming Home is timely in the world we are facing today as it will give you tangible experience and practices that will calm your nervous system, help you reduce anxiety and provide you with a ladder of skills to help you listen to your intuition, find your voice and build your vision.
In Coming Home and Staying Home, you will hear the voices of many teachers including Maya Angelou, Tara Brach, Brene Brown, Pema Chodron, Kristin Neff and Elizabeth Gilbert to name a few. In Coming Home and Staying Home, you will greatly expand the practices in your toolbox to bring grounding rituals, true comfort, authenticity, connection, creativity and intuition into your everyday life. You will tap into all of your senses as you see, hear and feel your way deeply into your life while truly embodying the learnings. From this rooted, grounded place, you will build your vision for your best life, for the world you want to live in and for how to take your place in that world. The six classes take you on a journey toward coming home to yourself, as you step along the stones of the path you will practice:
Self-Belonging: Finding your roots
Self-Care: Finding True Comfort
Self-Leadership: Living Your Authenticity
Self-Acceptance: Choosing & Practicing Love
Self-Expression: Finding & Using Your Voice
Self-Awareness: Trusting & Honoring Your Intuition & Vision
I am a constant learner and seeker of the patterns and relationships which I have culled together in Coming Home and Staying Home. Please join me on this adventure as I share the wisdom I have learned, from many, in a unique and fresh way to help you find comfort, joy and immense meaning in your life.
What Coming Home & Staying Home Looks Like
I am beyond passionate about bringing this body of work to you especially at this time and have found a creative, safe and affordable way to do this. You will have two options to access this class:
Option A: If you are interested in attending all classes in person, the class will be taught outside amongst the garden flowers with a limit of 8 participants allowing for plenty of social distancing between participants and plenty of herbal tea and freshly baked cookies provided. See below for socially responsible health & safety precautions
$200* (includes a $20 materials fee).
Option B: Access the class live from the comfort of home via zoom, you will be able to see all videos and hear all of the music. Two cameras will be used to give you full range of view and the feel of being together in the on-line classroom. Class size will be limited to allow all participants to connect with each other and its always an honored option to arrive with your video and speaker off for personal contemplation.
$100* (please add an additional $20 materials fee).
Regardless of which option you choose, you will be welcomed into a warm, inclusive and supportive environment. The intention is that you will feel affirmed in meeting other like-minded souls; it can also be inspiring and connecting to take the course with a close friend, colleague or family member. Each class will be recorded and sent to participants offering the opportunity to review the class from the comfort of home.
*10% of the class fee for all past participants of The Gifts of Imperfection will be donated to The Loveland Foundation an organization that provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy.
In sensitivity to the current world events, Coming Home and Staying Home, payment plans, senior and Student discounts and sliding scale payments are also available, I don't want finances to keep you from this life-enriching opportunity, let me know what your needs are.
Summer 2020 Workshop Details (New: Session II added)
Session I is FULL
Wednesday evenings, June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 6:30-8:45 pm*
Wednesday evenings, August 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16 6:30-8:45 pm
Materials provided to you:
Thoughtfully designed, professional Coming Home & Staying Home Course Manual with the intentions and instructions for all practices as well as suggestions for going further in your exploration. Also included are many offerings of resources, books, quotes and poems to continue to support you on your Coming Home journey.
High-quality, heavy weight, spiral bound art journal to gather all of your work from this course in one place with plenty of space for you to continue your journey beyond the 6-week workshop.
Professional dual tip waterproof pen used throughout the course.
Handcrafted gift to commemorate your journey in Coming Home & Staying Home and as a reminder to keep growing
All materials will be available for pick up after June 20 or I can mail them to you for a nominal fee.
Health & Safety Precautions
All in-person classes will be held outside around a large square table (sanitized before and after class) with 2 participants several feet apart on each of the sides of the table. All participants will have their own supplies for the duration of the class. Participants are welcome to enter and leave the class through the side garden gate.
Masks are not required in class since we will be outside and distanced from each other. Since masks are the first, most useful line of defense in keeping us from infecting each other and for the health of all participants, please wear a mask if you wish and of course, if you have a fever, or any Covid symptoms or have been exposed to a person who is sick, enjoy the class via Zoom from home.
Hand sanitizer and wipes will be placed in the bathroom as well as on the table, please use both liberally before and after use.
Is Coming Home & Staying Home Right For You NOW?
Do you often rush through your days getting a lot done but questioning if your time was spent on what is really important to you? Are you focusing your time on what truly makes you happy, nourishes you, gives your life meaning? Are you living in a way that expresses your values? Are you looking after your body, your mind and your soul? We can so easily get caught up in the rush of it all, caught up in the repetitive ways of thinking and living that we’re on auto-pilot, putting one foot in front of the other with a lot of “doing” but often not living in a way that fills us up.
In Coming Home & Staying Home, you will establish grounding practices, find your authentic voice and build a vision for your life. This workshop is an opportunity for you to develop the practices for a more mindful and intentional life, a life with more “being” than “doing”', a life that’s not determined by old conditioning or what others are doing but instead a life that’s true to yourself and filled with awareness and connection. Living with greater awareness means you’re more in touch with what truly matters, what truly makes you happy and is in alignment with your values. You will learn to make choices that move you toward your own true north while building your capacity to live with more peace, wisdom and connectedness.
It seems we never give ourselves permission to slow down in order to personally learn and grow. Deanna truly invites you into her home and gives you the space to think, reflect, laugh and possibly shed a tear. It is a creatively wonderful journey made possible through Deanna’s instruction and open heart. — Maureen Wolf
Deanna is amazing. You feel included and enveloped by an old friend the minute you meet her. She makes you feel so welcomed. Her class is inspiring, creative and eye opening. It is a time for self growth and a chance to be still to collect your thoughts about what’s really important in your life and what is truly in your heart. It’s a personal journey amidst the company of friends. Through this class, Deanna teaches us to be present and to live joyfully just by being your authentic self.— Carol Taaffe
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To register for the Summer 2020 Session of Coming Home & Staying Home, please submit the information on the form below (be sure to note which Session and which Option you are registering for) and press "Register". A $20 deposit will hold your spot. Payment can be made below via Venmo or Apple Pay or you can mail a check to Deanna Nihill 11545 SW Walnut Street Tigard, OR 97223. Final payment due by June 20 unless other arrangements have been made. You will receive a confirmation email as well as a receipt for your payment. Thank you for joining me on this journey home, I am looking forward to connecting with you in this workshop.