This is a story about where the Conscious Living Fair came from.....the Lotus Moon Temple.
I created the Conscious Living Fair in Ashland, Oregon to help holistic entrepreneurs grow their businesses with 5 events, each with 60 vendors & 300 attendees in high-end hotels in the Ashland and Eugene area.
But this time, in 2023, I decided to renew the Fair in a more intimate space.
Why? Why not go back to the big hotels?
Well, I'm getting back to my roots.
When I lived in Williams 20 years ago I created a home studio space called the Lotus Moon Temple on the 8 acre property I shared with my first husband. We ordered the kit and had a local contractor assemble it with a foundation, drywall, and beautiful wood finishes. I taught tantric dance and prosperity classes out of that space for years. It was the start of my 17 year money coaching practice(www.kalicoaching.org).
My daughter was born in the space, with doctor & midwife overseeing. Both my kids played and had fun in and around the beautiful wooden yurt. Our local Waldorf school had our founding board meetings there. And bodyworkers used the space for healing sessions.
This is where the Conscious Living Fair was born...I hosted an event in the Temple 5-10 times called the Women's Pampering Benefit. The Benefit had about 5 practitioners sharing their healing arts, and we raised money each time for a local charity. It was a delicious event, and a lot of fun!
At this time I had a transformational coach with a background in Werner Erhardt/Landmark work, and New Thought prosperity teachings from the Unity Church, Science of Mind, Kabbalah, and Christian Science traditions. She helped me grow businesses & income, practice giving(this is when my practice of giving 10% of my income away started!), and hold space for community events. In my money classes I taught the money mindset methods I learned from her. She had many complex writings on the topic(www.wonderworks.org) The way I have used them in my life is a system I have created called the Principles of: Generosity, Integrity, Gratitude, Intention, Supportability & Trust.
Here is a picture of the space set up for a tantric dance movement meditation practice with women. I am so thankful the Lotus Moon space gave me the foundation to start a high-level Tantric Dance women's empowerment program in Seattle. I traveled up there once a month to work for 8 years, and help my kids see their grandparents.
All this growth was great, but it put strain on the marriage. We tried counseling, but eventually decided to go our separate ways. In 2013 I moved to Ashland as a single mom to start my life anew in 2013. My divorce was final on December 21, 2012, which was the long-anticipated New Year in the Mayan Calendar. That seemed significant!
In Ashland, I got a new coaching Certification with Dave Ramsey(www.ramseysolutions.com) whose team taught practical tools to not just make money, but also save and invest for wealth-building. I revived my music business and played in retirement communities from Eugene to Redding. And I coached others to dump debt and build wealth, while still giving 10% away. My money coaching grew, and students got BIG results in their net worth!
And since many of my money clients had holistic businesses(your massage therapist, your counselor, etc.), I founded the Conscious Living Fair to help them! The Fair at the Ashland Hills Hotel was a big event that helped many people. I am proud to have created it. And I was grateful for the support of my second husband, who has been by my side for a decade, since 2013.
The Fair has been re-newed now, starting Summer 2023! But my nervous system now is more sensitive than it was. I don't enjoy hosting such huge events anymore. I crave intimacy, depth, and quieter spaces where relationships can be built and healing transformations happen.
Plus, I love to get pampered too! A cozy space with more massage is just what I like!
I knew I had to find a different location for the Fair.
So that's why Conscious Living Fair is now at Lithia Loft, a gorgeous boho-chic space right in downtown Ashland! And I couldn't be happier. With 10-15 vendors, and beautiful sumptuous decor, the space is like a cross between the Ashland Hills hotel and where everything started.....the Lotus Moon Temple.
I will be there with my Money Coaching booth, among all the other AMAZING practitioners! Our first event is July 29th 2023, and then once/month thereafter.
(August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 16, and more in 2024.....)
Hope to see you there!
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