Classes (listed by date)

Finding Presence ~ 6:30-8:30 pm

Thursdays, January 14-February 18, 2021

We are a hurting and confused world.  Millions of persons across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and hundreds of thousands have lost their lives. We have all been learning to adapt our lifestyles to include social distancing and masks, and also missed family gatherings including birthdays, graduations and funerals. Some of us are grappling with life changing situations like job loss, ill family members and friends, and food insecurities. And, many of us are just tired.

Kavanna House desires to do our part in helping you navigate this season of anxiety and weariness. This six-week online experience will offer participants a chance to explore spiritual practices and rhythms centered on finding a sense of peace and presence including: guided imagery, visio divina, breath prayer, play, journaling and setting boundaries.

Particpants will gather on Zoom from 6:30-8:30 pm on Thursday evenings between January 14 and February 18, 2021. The rhythm of the evenings will include teaching, questions and group processing. The total cost for this program is $125. Scholarships are available for anyone desiring to participate who needs financial assistance. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if scholarship assistance is needed.

 

Prepare for this ONLINE retreat by ...

  • Choosing and preparing a space to spend the evening: Ideally it will be quiet and comfortable, with splashes of beauty and perhaps some chocolate or other special treats.
  • Communicating with others in your household: Clearly and graciously, let other household members know what space you will be using during the class. Explain how very grateful you will be to them for respecting your class time by not interrupting you!
  • Gathering your materials: You will want your journal (or something to write on if you don't have a journal) and any documents sent to you prior to the class.
  • Preparing for our Zoom calls: Set up your laptop or tablet in a place where it can remain plugged in for the duration of the call so that you don't get disconnected due to a dead battery. Adjust your device so approximately one-third of your upper torso and your head show on the screen. When the camera is further away, it is difficult to see your facial expressions and when it is closer, it is challenging to see your body language. Choose a spot where light from a window or lamp shines on your face. Avoid having your device's camera pointed toward a strong source of light; your face will be darkened and others will have a harder time seeing you. If you have never been on a Zoom call before, please download the free necessary software at https://zoom.us/download sometime before retreat day. You will receive a link to join the group Zoom one day prior to each class session.  
Event Date 01-14-2021
Event End Date 02-18-2021
Registration Start Date 11-21-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 5
Cut off date 01-07-2021
Individual Price $125.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Deep Relaxation Session Via Zoom Facilitated by Michele LoBianco

Tuesday, February 2, 2021; 7-8 pm

 

Join us for a time of intentional self care in this stressful season. We’ll start with deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation to let go of the tension and toxins that may be building up in our bodies, then move to a guided imagery. The focus of the imagery will be releasing the things we’ve been carrying that may be weighing us down, and receiving the positive vibes that we desire to take with us on our continuing journey. 

This evening will be facilitated by Michele LoBianco and will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will receive the link for Zoom one day prior to the session. 

 

Prepare for this ONLINE session by ...

  • Choosing and preparing a space to spend the day: Ideally it will be quiet and comfortable, with splashes of beauty and perhaps some chocolate or other special treats.
  • Communicating with others in your household: Clearly and graciously, let other household members know what space you will be using during the session. Explain how very grateful you will be to them for respecting your self-care time by not interrupting you!
  • Gathering your materials: You will want your journal (or something to write on if you don't have a journal) and any documents sent to you prior to the session.
  • Preparing for our Zoom calls: Set up your laptop or tablet in a place where it can remain plugged in for the duration of the call so that you don't get disconnected due to a dead battery. Choose a spot where light from a window or lamp shines on your face. Avoid having your device's camera pointed toward a strong source of light; your face will be darkened and others will have a harder time seeing you. If you have never been on a Zoom call before, please download the free necessary software at https://zoom.us/download sometime before the session. You will receive a link to join the group Zoom call one day before the session.  
Event Date 02-02-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 02-02-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-11-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 02-02-2021
Individual Price $12.00

Deep Relaxation Session Via Zoom Facilitated by Michele LoBianco

Tuesday, February 16, 2021; 7-8 pm

 

Join us for a time of intentional self care in this stressful season. We’ll start with deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation to let go of the tension and toxins that may be building up in our bodies, then move to a guided imagery. The focus of the imagery will be releasing the things we’ve been carrying that may be weighing us down, and receiving the positive vibes that we desire to take with us on our continuing journey. 

This evening will be facilitated by Michele LoBianco and will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will receive the link for Zoom one day prior to the session. 

 

Prepare for this ONLINE session by ...

  • Choosing and preparing a space to spend the day: Ideally it will be quiet and comfortable, with splashes of beauty and perhaps some chocolate or other special treats.
  • Communicating with others in your household: Clearly and graciously, let other household members know what space you will be using during the session. Explain how very grateful you will be to them for respecting your self-care time by not interrupting you!
  • Gathering your materials: You will want your journal (or something to write on if you don't have a journal) and any documents sent to you prior to the session.
  • Preparing for our Zoom calls: Set up your laptop or tablet in a place where it can remain plugged in for the duration of the call so that you don't get disconnected due to a dead battery. Choose a spot where light from a window or lamp shines on your face. Avoid having your device's camera pointed toward a strong source of light; your face will be darkened and others will have a harder time seeing you. If you have never been on a Zoom call before, please download the free necessary software at https://zoom.us/download sometime before the session. You will receive a link to join the group Zoom call one day before the session.  
Event Date 02-16-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 02-16-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-11-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 02-16-2021
Individual Price $12.00

Deep Relaxation Session Via Zoom Facilitated by Michele LoBianco

Tuesday, March 2, 2021; 7-8 pm

 

Join us for a time of intentional self care in this stressful season. We’ll start with deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation to let go of the tension and toxins that may be building up in our bodies, then move to a guided imagery. The focus of the imagery will be releasing the things we’ve been carrying that may be weighing us down, and receiving the positive vibes that we desire to take with us on our continuing journey. 

This evening will be facilitated by Michele LoBianco and will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will receive the link for Zoom one day prior to the session. 

 

Prepare for this ONLINE session by ...

  • Choosing and preparing a space to spend the day: Ideally it will be quiet and comfortable, with splashes of beauty and perhaps some chocolate or other special treats.
  • Communicating with others in your household: Clearly and graciously, let other household members know what space you will be using during the session. Explain how very grateful you will be to them for respecting your self-care time by not interrupting you!
  • Gathering your materials: You will want your journal (or something to write on if you don't have a journal) and any documents sent to you prior to the session.
  • Preparing for our Zoom calls: Set up your laptop or tablet in a place where it can remain plugged in for the duration of the call so that you don't get disconnected due to a dead battery. Choose a spot where light from a window or lamp shines on your face. Avoid having your device's camera pointed toward a strong source of light; your face will be darkened and others will have a harder time seeing you. If you have never been on a Zoom call before, please download the free necessary software at https://zoom.us/download sometime before the session. You will receive a link to join the group Zoom call one day before the session.  
Event Date 03-02-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-02-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-11-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 03-02-2021
Individual Price $12.00

Deep Relaxation Session Via Zoom Facilitated by Michele LoBianco

Tuesday, March 16, 2021; 7-8 pm

 

Join us for a time of intentional self care in this stressful season. We’ll start with deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation to let go of the tension and toxins that may be building up in our bodies, then move to a guided imagery. The focus of the imagery will be releasing the things we’ve been carrying that may be weighing us down, and receiving the positive vibes that we desire to take with us on our continuing journey. 

This evening will be facilitated by Michele LoBianco and will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will receive the link for Zoom one day prior to the session. 

 

Prepare for this ONLINE session by ...

  • Choosing and preparing a space to spend the day: Ideally it will be quiet and comfortable, with splashes of beauty and perhaps some chocolate or other special treats.
  • Communicating with others in your household: Clearly and graciously, let other household members know what space you will be using during the session. Explain how very grateful you will be to them for respecting your self-care time by not interrupting you!
  • Gathering your materials: You will want your journal (or something to write on if you don't have a journal) and any documents sent to you prior to the session.
  • Preparing for our Zoom calls: Set up your laptop or tablet in a place where it can remain plugged in for the duration of the call so that you don't get disconnected due to a dead battery. Choose a spot where light from a window or lamp shines on your face. Avoid having your device's camera pointed toward a strong source of light; your face will be darkened and others will have a harder time seeing you. If you have never been on a Zoom call before, please download the free necessary software at https://zoom.us/download sometime before the session. You will receive a link to join the group Zoom call one day before the session.  
Event Date 03-16-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-16-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-11-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 03-16-2021
Individual Price $12.00