Welcome to Heartspace Circle

“Connection is the energy that is created between people, when they feel seen, heard and valued – when they can give and receive without judgment.” – Brene´ Brown

Heartspace Circle was created to build community, connection and Well being of Individuals anD teams.

We build community through a practice known as Council, a community circle focused on intent listening and heart-based communication. The intentions of Council inspires and informs every event that we create and lead.

We feel it is important to incorporate wellness and mindfulness tools/ techniques in all our events, because a community is only as strong as the health and well-being of each individual within it.

Our Story

“Create a space for others.”

That thought emerged one day while our founder meditated. “How?” She thought to herself.

She mediated on that question for a year. During that time she found herself in places, helping friends and strangers process events in their lives or conflicts that resulted from our changing world.

Five months later, she went to what she thought was a group meditation, which turned out to be her first council. As the circle unfolded it echoed earlier community circles she experienced as a teenager and as college student. She knew Council was the answer.

One month later, she was trained as a facilitator of the practice and led a private circle, but didn’t feel quite ready to lead public circles. In July 2017, conflict and fear grew across the country.

What is wrong with our community? We aren’t a community. We are groups of people living in what we by definition call community. We’re not connected. All these thoughts circled in her mind, she grew increasingly concerned and wanted to help, but felt helpless.

“We need a leader or someone to rise to action”, she thought.

We need to get back to our hearts.

As a trained facilitator of Council, she felt she had a valuable tool that could build bridges and strengthen the community like she witnessed and experienced.

“I can do something,” she told herself, “I can host regular Councils.” In that moment, she knew it was time to create her own circle.

Her simple intention: create space for others to build community and get back to our hearts. What emerged from that intention was our name: HeartSpace Circle.

Heartspace has since grown to include wellness in its offering because the well-being of each individual shapes how we engage with each other.

Wellness

AT HEARTSPACE WE BELIEVE A HEALTHY COMMUNITY, STEMS FROM INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE A SENSE OF BELONGING AND WELL BEING.

In our fast paced society it can be challenging to unwind and relax when we get home from school or work. Stress of the day can result in restless, sleepless nights.

When we are constantly on the move, stressed, or sleep deprived, overtime our bodies become sluggish. If we don’t slow down, we will eventually get sick and may even have long term health issues.

Our level of wellness can affect the way we show up day to day, which is why we incorporate mindfulness and wellness tools in all our circles and events.

To learn more click here.

Community Events

COUNCIL

Council is an age-old, cross cultural practice that brings people came together in community for candid conversations. The practice is based on four intentions which include: Speak from the Heart and Listen from the Heart. A trained facilitator guides the practice that allow participants to tells stories from their lived experiences.

To learn more about council click here.

GUIDED IMAGERY

This guided meditation uses imagery to get participants to relax, unwind and perhaps gain a new perspective or let go of a limiting thought or habit.

YOGA NIDRA

This ancient meditation practice uses breath and body awareness techniques to quiet the mind and bring the body into stillness. The practice is guided by a facilitator and has many benefits to aid anxiety, depression, pain management, mindset, high blood pressure etc. 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is equal to 3 hours of deep sleep.

To learn more about Yoga Nidra click here.

SOMOS YOGA

Somos Yoga (We Are Yoga) is an inclusive space that demystifies yoga. It is a space were poses are broken down and participants are empowered to step into various expressions of each pose that feels best to each individual. Hatha Yoga is a slower paced yoga that uses the breath to step into static poses to allows for a deeper stretch.

To learn more about Somos Yoga click here.

Recent Blog Posts

How to Have Hard Conversations

We are in a time where many people are speaking up and speaking out. It is beautiful to hear new voices, young voices and bipoc voices emerging from our communities. In the past few months we have seen a clash between ideas and ideologies that is reminiscent of the 1960’s. Heartspace was created with the … Continue reading How to Have Hard Conversations

A Culture of Understanding

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.  – Cool Hand Luke Communication is complex. We receive information from words, tone, inflection, pacing and silence of another. Communication can get tricky when we speak to someone who has a different gender, culture, socio economic status, religion and political affiliation than our own, specifically if we … Continue reading A Culture of Understanding

The Simple Act of Listening

I knew that the simple act of listening, in an empathic way, could have a profound effect. – Sophie Andrews One of the intentions of Council Practice is to Listen from the Heart. This beautiful intention, as simple as it sounds, is rarely done. In our day to day lives rarely do we stop what … Continue reading The Simple Act of Listening

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“Thank you for creating a safe space to share, reflect, listen, and grow.”

Sara K., Council Participant

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“I’m thankful for this space and this practice. There is no other place like this.”

Matt M., Council Participant