A moment to pause
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About Our Circles
Our women’s circle has been a monthly event since 2017 and we have loved watching it grow over the years. We have recently relaunched our circle with a new format that will allow us the opportunity to work with a dedicated group for a full series. Each series will consist of 3 months built around a common theme. Circles are open to all women, please pre-register for the series.
All circles are 2 hours. They will follow our signature format, Connect, Reflect, Create, and will focus on a specific topic each month. Be sure to subscribe to our email for notifications on new sessions and all other events!
Each circle will center on a specific topic for the month. We will gather as a group and connect with each other and ourselves through topic discussion (approx. 55 min).
Each circle will include a short 10 minute guided meditation for reflection and a journal prompt (approx. 25 min) based on our topic discussion.
Approx. 30 minutes will be spent in creative play and casual socializing. Creative prompts vary and are related to the topic for the month. The last 10 min will be cleanup and closing.
Q & A:
Q: Why are you asking for a commitment?
A: We have come to realize that both individually and as a collective we receive the most benefit when we commit to the process. We are able to better see our own growth and we form tighter community bonds within the group which leads to feeling more supported overall. Your commitment also helps CM better prepare and plan for each event.
Q: Why has Creating Mindfulness Decided to increase prices and use this model?
A: Each circle is 2 hours long and requires an additional 1-2 hours for preparation, research, promotion, and back end management. As CM has been growing so has our basic business expenses which currently come out of pocket. We also feel that it is time to begin paying facilitators for their time investment which has been strictly volunteer up until this point. CM is committed to continuing to offer you a high quality experience and great content each month. It has become necessary to increase our prices and ask for a commitment of support in order to be able to continue with this valuable work.
Q: What will Circle Membership include?
A: With your membership we will hold space for you each month. You will be invited to join us each month for a 2 hour facilitated women’s circle experience with an amazing group of supportive women. Circles will be held the 1st Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Unless the Monday falls on a holiday at which point you will be notified of an alternate date.) We typically meet at Blount Mansion, though we enjoy exploring a variety of locations around Knoxville from time to time.
Each 2 hour Circle will include:
- A researched topic that informs all circle activities.
- Written journal Reflection Prompts.
- A guided meditation.
- A facilitated group discussion.
- A playful creative activity.
Q: What if I can not make it to a circle?
A: We understand that from time to time it will be necessary to miss a circle, but please note that your commitment to the circle and your fellow members is important. You are invaluable to our group dynamic! At this time we will not be able to offer refunds for missed circles unless we have had to cancel the circle due to some unforeseen conflict ( Inclement weather, global pandemic…)
If you know for a fact that you can not commit to the full series but still want to join in when you can, we are reserving a few limited seats ($30). Please select the drop in option from our shop. Your seat will be saved for the next available circle unless you let us know a specific date you are requesting.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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