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Saging Not Aging
Rediscover Your Life's Profound Narrative
We're Pausing Our Monthly Circle so we may focus on publishing our book in August
Enrollment Closed

An Exclusive Monthly Gathering

Once a month, we curate an unique experience where kindred spirits in the second half of life come together to reflect upon their life's journey and learn the prestigious skills of embodying their inner gifts.

Journey into the Depths of Self-Knowledge

At this unique gathering, we unearth our Self-Knowledge and hidden well of wisdom as we drink from our own life stories.


Practicing the acclaimed art and skill of esteemed ancestral societies we delve deep into the wellspring of mythological narratives, indigenous wisdom, and antidotal stories that reflect back to us the enigmatic layers and concealed reasons woven in the paths we've traversed.

We gain profound insight into why we experienced life as we did and gain new clarity with the path now available to us.

Mapping Your Unique Life's Storyline

These artfully curated circles offer the opportunity to map your life's storyline and come into new relationship with your life experiences.  You become empowered to share your life experiences as a source of personal power, knowledge, and healing for others and yourself.

We see the over-arching personal narratives we've adopted... the narratives that have limited us and the one's that helped us navigate life's challenging terrain.  You'll grow into the personal narrative that now serves you. 

Restoring The Esteemed Culture of Storytelling & Reflective Dialogue


In our intimate gatherings, we listen to one another's stories and reflections, offering the opportunity to share your own when the call arises. Together, we piece together a unique culture that nourishes and enriches our souls.

You'll Gain:

  • The revelation of the profound meaning and hidden motives that have shaped your life.

  • Connection to the sacred songline that is your life's unique narrative.

  • Access to an inner wellspring of vitality and strength, now unlocked for your benefit.

  • Heal your past and release the weight of the stories you've been carrying

  • The embodiment of the invaluable Medicine and Gifts bestowed upon you by your life experiences.

"Those who don't learn the story that is trying to live through them don’t become old enough or ancient enough to serve the dream of life"

Join us here at the Tortoise Temple as we gather in the old ways where through storytelling, ritual, and reflective dialogue we draw out these ancestral perspectives in our story. 

"Elders are those who have survived the many little deaths and have learned something of the beauty and meaning of being fully alive."


The First Saturday of Each Month


JOIN US  11:45 am to 3:30 pm PST, at the Tortoise Temple

6928 SE 122nd Dr, Portland OR 97236

Lack of Handicap Access

Tortoise Temple is a residential home which has graciously offered to host our gatherings to support restoring a culture of Elder.  At this time, we do not have wheel-chair access. There are a few stairs and a dirt path to our inner temple area. We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you are unable to attend because of this, let us know and we'll be happy to offer a personalized phone session.

We're Pausing Our Monthly Circle so we may focus on publishing our book in August
Only 8 Participants per circle
Enrollment Closed


"Thank you for this.  This showed up just at the right time for me.  The synchronicity is ridiculous.  This offered me fresh perspective and I feel more confident with what I'm experiencing. Thank you." ~ Gretchen

"I love this concept of becoming Elder instead of Older and how the difference is in how we know and tell our stories.  You gave me new ways of looking at my life that I feel is opening me to healing from experiences I didn't think I could heal.  I'm looking forward to further exploration."  ~ Anna


"This experience nourished me for weeks after. I reflected on the stories and poems and conversations again and again.  Thank you for offering this. It's been so helpful for me as I transition into being an empty nester questioning my marriage and what my life may now entail. I now feel inspired and empowered." ~ Julia


"Wow!  One thing I'm taking away with me from your sharing is Permission.  To grieve, to honor what I feel is calling me, and to say yes.  It came up in my FB feed just at the right moment that morning and I'm so glad I registered. Thank you for the work you're doing and your generosity for sharing it." ~ Linda

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