You are invited to gather with us for our monthly Chanting Circles to support your mind, heart, body & spirit.

Come together in queer community to  explore chanting, breathwork and movement.
Our chanting circles are held online via Zoom.

We gather on the third Sunday of each month @ 5pm PST / 8pm EST for about 1 hour.

2024 Session Dates:

  • January 21st
  • February 18th
  • March 17th
  • April 21st
  • May 19th
  • *summer break
  • September 15th
  • October 20th
  • November 17th
  • December 15th

 

 

Register here for free access to the Zoom room.

 


 

Each month TanyaMarck & Nick will create a custom practice for our group. Our themes may follow the seasons of the year, the phases of the moon and stars, or a particular spiritual practice or chant. Below is more information about some of the practices you may experience.

Breathwork:
Breathwork is the mindful connection to your body + systems along with your inhale and exhale, a concept descended from the ancient practice Pranyayama, a Sanskrit word which has been translated as ‘extension of the life force’ or ‘breath control.’ Breathwork is the exploration of inhaling and exhaling techniques. Breathwork is a tool for regulating, releasing, receiving, resetting, and grounding your energy in your body + systems.
(from TanyaMarck.com)

Devotional chanting:
Chanting has the potential to bring you to deep attention and a feeling of connection to the divine. Chants may be in a variety of languages and may stem from different spiritual traditions or mantras. Or they may simply be positive affirmations and words of compassion to cultivate a sense of peace and well-being. In these practices we honor and respect all spiritual and religious lineages.

 


 

 

General Flow of Our Circles

– Arriving + Soft-Opening
– Community Guidelines + Agreements
– Consent for Recording*
– Grounding
– Facilitated Practice
– Landing + Integration + Sharing
– Gratitude + Announcements
– Soft-Closing + Goodbyes

Honoring Bandwidth

We encourage attendees to honor their bandwidth and privacy in a way that feels good to you:

– muting your microphone
– turning off your camera
– turning your attention away from screens

 

 

 

*As a community, we strive to make our circles accessible for all. For those who cannot attend live, we want to make recordings available for practice at a later time via recordings.

Recording starts during the practice portion and has only TanyaMarck + Nick’s voice/image. Recording will stop before the group share.

If anyone still does not consent to recording during the practice portion, participants are invited to send TanyaMarck or Nick a private message in chat to opt out of consent.

 

 


Facilitators:

TanyaMarck Oviedo (they/them) is an embodied somatic practitioner, witch, and medicine person who identifies as a queer, non-binary, native indigenous being of color, and person in recovery. Their practice and home are based out of Tongva land (Long Beach, CA).
Learn more about TanyaMarck here.

 

Nick Venegoni, MA (he>they) is a holistic psychotherapist, coach and hypnotherapist based on Ohlone land (San Francisco, CA). He has studied and practiced a variety of meditation traditions and mindfulness practices for over fifteen years. He has a passion for earth-based and LGBTQ+ spiritualities, and transformational healing.

 

*Read more here about about why pronouns + land acknowledgment are important. 

 


 

Register here for free access to the Zoom room.

 

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Support Us

We are open to receiving an exchange of energy via donations and have created an opportunity for you to do so below. Your contribution will assist us in the funding and production of our “The Queer Spirit” podcast and our two monthly community circles. If you’re called to contribute, here are the links.