Community Events – January/February 2020

Have an event that costs $20 or less to attend? CONTACT US TO ADD YOUR EVENT TO THIS DIRECTORY, FOR FREE! – Send an email to , or call 505-828-3430
Please submit event information at least 3 weeks prior to event date.

web-only-icon-for-website“Food is Free” Seed Share

fruits and vegetables in a basketHeld at: The Source 1111 Carlisle SE, ABQ
Seed Share
Saturday, Feb. 29 – 11:00am-2:00pm

Join Food is Free Albuquerque Chapter at our Fourth Annual Seed Share. LEAP into gardening with us as we host this sharing is caring event on LEAP day! Seeds will be provided free of charge from various sources, including High Mowing Organics, Hart Seed Company, Osuna Nursery, Baker Creek Heirlooms, Sandia Seed Company, and Seed Savers Exchange. To ensure everyone has an equal opportunity for variety, we will limit the number of seeds per pass. Community members are encouraged to bring their own seeds (and containers) to swap their excess seeds and gain new varieties. This is a free event, but we do appreciate signs of support.

web-only-icon-for-websiteEvents Offered By: Stacey Lane

Stacey Lane, NLP practitionerStacey Lane: Shared Vision NLP, Author, Lecturer, Certified NLP Practitioner, Workshop Leader

Held at: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
1634 University Blvd. NE, ABQ 87102

To register, call 505-277-0777, or email
or RSVP: Maralie Waterman-Belonge, Program Supervisor,, 505-277-6179
The Science of Love
Friday, Feb. 14 – Course 19085
Cost $20

Although love has been a topic for poets and philosophers, there is an actual science to love.  Being in love is affected by measurable changes in the biochemistry of the brain. Lust, attraction and long-term attachment are all governed by different chemicals in the brain. Come learn about these components as well as the six scientifically proven facts about love.  That’s Amore!

Social Influence and Persuasion
Friday, Feb. 28 – Course 19805
Cost $20

Would you like to learn the weapons of influence and how to use them? Persuasion is an incredibly powerful tool to have on your side, and by exploring these techniques you will better equip yourself for different situations. Without coercion or force, with persuasion, one is making an intentional effort to change another’s mental state while the other person has some measure of freedom and choice. This interactive class provides an opportunity to further practice these principles of persuasion.

For more information, visit

web-only-icon-for-websiteEvents Offered by Sistership Circle

sistership circles logoHeld at: Santa Fe location,
call for meeting location & date

Info: Mary Rives: 413-210-7759,

Self-Love Indulgence:
A Special Circle Gathering for Women
February 29, 3-5 pm
Cost: $20 in advance

Allow the floodgates of self-love to open so we can bathe in and embody the deliciousness that self-love brings. It’s time to clear away anything and everything that blocks or diminishes self-love. At this month’s circle, you’ll learn how to love yourself openly, indulgently, and without apology. Join us as we open our hearts and indulge in self-loving acts and expressions. We’ll use the wisdom, guidance, and medicine of Cacao to support us in opening our hearts and clearing all that’s in the way of indulging in self-love so we can open to the vitality that self-love generously provides. CLICK HERE to REGISTER

Monthly Sistership Circles
3-5pm, $15/advance, $20/Door

Want to experience more authentic connection, meditation, movement, intimate sharing, creative expression, ritual, and ceremony? Pre-registration preferred. Welcome, sister! Call for day of the month and Santa Fe location

web-only-icon-for-websiteThe Spiritual Quest:
Series of Free Workshops

ABQ Friends of Summit lighthouse logoHeld at: Sheraton ABQ Uptown, 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, ABQ
Learn about spiritual keys to find your Twin Flame
Every 2nd Sunday of the Month: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Check our website for exceptions

You are warmly invited to our Spiritual Quest workshops! Enjoy dynamic PowerPoint presentations with video, meditation, affirmations and group discussion. Learn practical ideas to enhance your spirituality and connect with like-minded people.

web-only-icon-for-websiteSanta Fe Concert: Yaima with Lunavision

Yaima concert posterHeld at:
Paradiso – 903 Early St, Santa Fe
Info: 505-577-5248

Yaima with LunaVision
February 1, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $20

Deepening the call of our hearts as we step into a new year with intention and 20/20 vision: the evening will begin with angelic musical weavings and ethereal melodic tapestries of Santa Fe’s own LunaVision – Musical Duo comprised of Michael & Ines Maricle. We will continue the evening with the Heartfelt beats & melodies of YAIMA (Mas Higasa and Pepper Proud), sensually stimulating the listener with heart centered compositions, interwoven with intention and acknowledgment for the elementals.

web-only-icon-for-websiteTraveling with Judith Pentz MD:
Divine Feminine Tour to Spain,
May 18-28, 2020

Judith Pentz Divine Feminine Spain travel adHeld at: Tele-conference (see below for details)
Info: 505-883-9580,,
Deadline to sign up for this amazing trip is January 18, 2020!
Q & A on December 4: 6:30 pm MST, 8:30 pm EST, 5:30 pm PST
FREE – The first 5 people who sign up while on the call will receive $100 off the cost of their trip!

Judith is having a Q and A on December 4 at 6:30 pm. It is only for 30 minutes. Sharing details about the trip will be the focus as well as questions from all of you!

The moderator will be Carolyn Flynn. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Visit, or you can call direct at +1 (872) 240-3212, Access Code: 139-206-645

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

web-only-icon-for-websiteEvents offered by Upaya Zen Center

upaya logo1404 Cerro Gordo Road, Santa, NM 87501


Dharma Talk: “The Way of Haiku”
Wednesday, February 5, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

By local author and Zen practitioner, Natalie Goldberg. FREE – Donations are invited.

Fusatsu – A Zen Buddhist Ceremony of Atonement
Sunday, February 9, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

We acknowledge that suffering is caused by an ignorant view of being separate from our world. FREE

Dharma Talk
Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

By Sensei Kaz Tanahashi, a translator of ancient Buddhist texts and a peace activist. FREE – Donations are invited.

Dharma Talk: “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”
Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

By Sensei Shun’E Ulrike Greenway. FREE – Donations are invited.

Gate of Sweet Nectar Liturgy
Sunday, February 23, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Come chant this liturgy which calls out to all those who are lost, hunger, and feel insufficient. We offer the bodhi mind of love, wisdom, and transformation. FREE

Dharma Talk: “The Art of Solitude”
Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

By National Best-Selling Author Stephen Batchelor. FREE – Donations are invited.


Zen Meditation Instruction
Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Get acquainted with Upaya and learn the basics of Zen meditation and temple etiquette. Please RSVP to: or 505-986-8518 ext. 111.

Dharma Talk: “The Art of Solitude”
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

By Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma. FREE – Donations are invited.

Fusatsu – A Zen Buddhist Ceremony of Atonement
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

We acknowledge that suffering is caused by an ignorant view of being separate from our world. FREE

Dharma Talk: “Zen in the Belly of the Beast: Reflections on ThichNhat Hanh and the Art of Transforming Aggression”
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

By Ayo Yetunde, J.D., M.A., Th.D. FREE – Donations are invited.

web-only-icon-for-websiteChanneling by Donna Carol

Mountain landscapeHeld at: Resonant Essentials, 7413 Menaul Blvd, NE, ABQ (next to Play it Again Sports)
First Friday of each month, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Doors open at 6 pm with a tea service.
Channeling occurs at 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: $20 at the door

Donna Carol – Clairvoyant Medium, channels various archangels, masters, Ets and ascended lightbeings.

web-only-icon-for-websiteEvents Offered by Vessel Health

vessel health logoHeld at: Vessel Health, NM
10601 4th Street NW – ABQ, 87114

Info/Contact: 505-828-3000
Vessel Health offers many healthful, inexpensive classes!
Check out our calendar at:
Circuit Training
Fridays, 8:30-9:30am
Cost: $10 each

A group exercise class focused on mindful breathing, stretching, and balance. We hope you can join us!

LifeSHIP (TM) Classes: Heart to Heart Yoga
Tuesdays at 7:30am; Wednesdays at 7:30am, 10:00am & 5:30pm (Julie)
Fridays at 10:30am (Beverly)
Cost: $10 each

Our emotional wellness consultant, Julie McGaharan, teaches four classes each week, focused on yoga-centered movement, meditation, and mindfulness. Our fitness consultant, Beverly Aranda, teaches one class each week, focused on stretching, balance, and mindful breathing. All of our classes are accessible to all levels (no experience required), and can be adapted as needed for participants.

web-only-icon-for-websiteOngoing: Guided Prayer & Meditation Group with Swami Ji

swami jiHeld at: Lotus Tree Ayurveda, 7015 B 4th Street NW, Los Ranchos, NM, 87107
60 Minute Guided Prayer & Meditation Circle with Swami Ji
Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm · Sundays: 9:00-10:00am
Cost: $12 per class. Ask about discounted monthly memberships!

Relax · Heal · Tune-in · Connect · Recharge Learn stilling the mind, concentration & meditation practices. No previous experience needed. Swami Ji is an authorized teacher of spiritual meditation practices since 1994.

“Imagine that even the slightest change in the Solar System can change the life-cycle for everyone on this planet. All worries and thoughts will vanish as soon as you start meditation and connect yourself to the Divine Source.” – Swami Ji

web-only-icon-for-websiteOngoing: Meditation and Readings from the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda

yoganandaHeld at: 1704 Moon NE Suites 1 & 2, Albuquerque, NM
Meditation and Reading Services
Sundays – 9:00 am Adult Meditation Service
Sundays – 10:00 am Adult Meditation and Reading Service; Youth Program
Cost: FREE/by donation

We invite you to join us for meditation and readings from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda every Sunday morning. Learn to practice the science of Kriya Yoga Meditation and receive practical guidance for attaining balanced physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Our youth program for ages 3-18 includes chanting, meditation, arts and crafts, and “how to live” lessons that emphasize character, positive habits and spiritual development.

“Have that eternal peace within and without; then whoever comes to you shall feel your peace and be uplifted by it” – Paramahansa Yogananda

Events Offered By: Wise Medicine®

Doctor Glenn WilcoxHeld at: 5353 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suites 4 & 5
ABQ, NM 87109

Info/Contact: Dr. Glenn Wilcox, 505-771-4998

Third Thursday Presentations – Free Every Month, 7-9pm
Please RSVP: 505-771-4998

Sex and Energy
January 16, 7-9pm • FREE

Everything You Need to Know from Testosterone and Estrogen to Thyroid and Cortisol. Revive your vitality and sexuality now! Learn how to enhance and optimize the holistic symphony of your hormones. Understand how to accurately test your hormone levels. Know the best, safest products that are available. Feel and look better than ever!

Parasites: A Mammoth Hidden Health Problem
February 20, 7-9pm • FREE

Learn How To Accurately Diagnose and Treat Parasites and Other Hidden Pathogens. Parasite infections are a common, overlooked problem that can impact your digestion and you overall physical/ psychological health. Cut through the confusion and learn how to resolve these infections quickly and effectively.

Intro to Havening Techniques

Havening Techniques logoInfo/RSVP: Kathy Allan 619-564-0482 or
3 Opportunities • FREE
January 4, 2-3pm
SF Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe 87501 • FREE
January 18, 2-3pm
Taos Public Library 402 Camino De La Placita, Taos, 87571 • FREE
January 25, 3-4pm
Edna Ferguson Library 2700 San Mateo NE, ABQ 87110• FREE

The Havening Techniques®, utilizes current neuroscience, to help resolve many longstanding issues derived from distressing memories, trauma, fear and pain. For nurses, psychologists, licensed mental health care workers, first responders, educators, coaches, midwives, doulas, alternative health therapists, counselors, psychologists, hypnotherapists. *CEU’s available.

Events Offered By: Alternative Wellness Center

Janet Hall5200 Eubank NE, Ste C-3,87111
505-294-WELL (9355)
Classes held at Alternative Wellness & taught by:
• Janet Hall, Naturopathy, CKP, CBT &
• Carol Akright, CFP, CKP, CHT.

FREE 5-minute Biofeedback scan and door prizes at each class!
Natural Solutions for Physical Healthcare
January 11, 11am-noon • FREE

Need something you can have at your fingertips for symptoms you experience? Learn how natural, pure essential oils can make a difference in your daily life and how you can be empowered to do self-care for yourself and your family. Learn strategies for better well-being!

Essentials for Emotional Healthcare
February 8, 11am-noon • FREE

Stressed out? You’ll enjoy educating yourself about what can help you feel more grounded and balanced for healthy emotional (and physical) biochemistry in your body. Learn the benefits of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, products and their uses for home/office. All health questions welcome.

RSVP Required by the Friday before each class: 505-294-WELL (9355). We look forward to seeing you!

Events Offered By: Debbie Horne, Annie Reluzco & Shaman Jean Dominguez

Debbie Horne shamanic classes logoInfo/Contact: Debbie Horne –, Annie Reluzco –, Shaman Jean Dominguez – 505-660-3347 914-705-2418
Energy Healing Sessions
Jan 6, 7-9pm & Jan 19, 1:30-3:30pm
Feb 5, 7-9pm & Feb 16, 1:30-3:30pm
Suggested Donation
• $10

Experience pain relief, chakra clearing/balancing, shed past life programming, release fear, more. Held at: Unitarian Church 1650 Abrazo Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Events/Appeals For Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary

woman petting dogsInfo: 505-471-5366,,, Sanctuary
Kindred Spirits Valentines Party “For the LOVE of our Senior Animals”
February 8, 1:30-3:30pm • FREE

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary offers Wellness Care and Hospice to abandoned senior animals. Take a tour of our serene sanctuary led by our happy senior dogs and enjoy vegan refreshments. Free and bring a friend.

Animal Caregivers Wanted Staff and Volunteer positions
Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary

Eldercare and Hospice for Senior Animals. Now accepting applications for dedicated Animal Caregivers for both staff and volunteer positions. Visit for more info and application. 505-471-5366 •

Calling All Dog Lovers
Donations Needed/Monthly Sponsorships

With each monthly sponsorship, Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary can help 3 more senior dogs have loving end of life and hospice care. All donations are tax deductible. Every penny goes to the animals!

NVC/LifeServing Communication Group

Pan VeraCall for Info/RSVP: 802-356-5358,
6 Week Study/Practice Group
Jan 9 – Feb 13, 2020
$20 Suggested Donation

No one turned away for lack of funds in this Best Practices in LifeServing Communication Study/Practice Group. Six-week Exploration of Non-Violent Communication Best Practices. Sessions focus on NVC principles and empathy practice. Learn words that connect, disconnect and demonstrate the language of the heart.

Events Offered By: Grace Angelic Healing

grace talley baileyHeld at: Balanced Life Yoga. 417 Tramway NE #7, ABQ, 87123 Info: 505-321-6635,,
Mary-El’s Messages of Love
Jan 5, 19 & Feb 16, 11:30am-12:45pm • $10 Donation

Small Group Channeling. Those present receive their own message or ask a question.

Gratefulness Gathering
Jan 12 & Feb 9 • By Donation (Snacks provided)

The gathering themes have not been published as of yet. Small group discussion, meditation, and sharing centered around the theme and works of Brother David. Secular. Snack provided. Donation to assist with snack and rent.

Reiki Healing Share
Jan 26 & Feb 23, 11:30am-1pm (ish) • Suggested Donation $10

Come if you seek or wish to experience energy healing. Come if you are Reiki attuned or an energy healer.

Pranic Healing Clinic – Ongoing 1st Tuesday (except Jan, Jul, Dec)

pranic healing hand with energy coming outHeld at: First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd NE, ABQ 87110
Info/Contact: Rita Herther, 505-298-4823
Pranic Healing Clinic – Ongoing 1st Tues (except Jan, Jul, Dec)
6:30–8pm • Donation

No-touch clearing of congested energies and energizing and balancing of the energy body.

El Paso Psychic Fair:
Readings, Products, Gifts

Psychic fair graphicHeld at: Hawthorn Inn. 1700 Airway, El Paso TX 79925,
El Paso Psychic Fair: Readings, Products, Gifts
January 18 & 19, 2020
11-7pm • $5 Admission for both days

Feeling Stuck? Talk to a Reader about ANYTHING! Plus: Crystals, Gem Stones, New Age Jewelry, Pendulums, Bracelets, Feng Shui items, Essential Oils, AURA Photos, more. The Fair is held every 2-3 months. Upcoming Fair dates on the website.

Events Facilitated By: Lissa Callirhoe

artwork depicting woman shamanMaster’s in Women’s Spirituality (2012)
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Info/Contact: 505-243-3363,
Women’s Spirituality Book Group
2nd & 4th Weds, 6:30-8:pm
Suggested Donation $5-$10

Women of the past can help us unravel what it is, to be a woman. Participants take turns reading out loud from some of the classic books of women’s spirituality. Current book: Shakti Woman by Vicki Noble. Fragrance Free. Held at private home: call for location

Circle of Soundings for Women
Thursdays, 4-6pm
$50-$10 Suggested Donation – First Circle FREE

In this circle, we will play with humming, toning, chanting, rounds, crystal bowls, rattles and drums and more. No one turned away for lack of donation. Out of respect for the circle, please be fragrance free and leave your cell phone in your car. Held at private home: call for location

Five Secrets to the Fountain of Youth

louise swartswalterLouise Swartswalter, ND, CBT, Beautiful Balanced Brain Expert. Founder of Albuquerque Natural Health Center and creator of The B.R.A.I.N. system.
Office: 505-797-0540,
Five Secrets to the Fountain of Youth
January 15 • 6:30pm Mountain Time FREE

Do you want a non-invasive facelift? Learn how to get an energetic facelift and eye lift. Experience anti-aging frequencies using your creativity and consciousness.

Westside Transforms Their Celebrations: Teaching The Science of Mind!

westside center for spiritual living adHaynes Community Center
2006 Grande Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
505-922-1200 •

Our theme for the New Year is, Beginnings
Never limit your view of life by any past experience!
– Dr. Ernest Holmes

Join our spiritual family as we explore more deeply the philosophy of Dr. Ernest Holmes. Sundays at 11 am with Rev. Heidi M. Peck and RScP Gerry Crippen.
January 23, 29, 26 & February 2, 9, 23, 11am

visit our YouTube page:

Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Practice with Bhanu Joy Harrison, LCSW, SEP

Bhanu Joy HarrisonHeld at: Full Circle Wellness Center
5701 Carmel Ave NE, Suite B, ABQ, 87113
Info: 505-837-2100 x3
Monthly Mindfulness Practice with Bhanu Joy Harrison, LCSW, SEP
January 21 and February 18, 6-7:15pm
$10 or sliding scale

Looking for stress reduction, better sleep, improved focus or a desire to be more present in your life? Come practice mindfulness meditation in a guided group setting! Class focuses on a specific mindfulness skill each month. No experience necessary. Ages 15+.

How to Handle Chronic Pain Workshop with: Dr. Sobers

woman in pain holding her back with her handsHeld at: North Domingo Baca Center
Info/RSVP, TEXT: 505-386-3063, Email:
How To Handle Chronic Pain Workshop
Days/Times Based on RSVP

Learn ways to handle chronic pain and possibly become pain-free.

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