What we're about

Welcome to the Austin Integral Salon!

This group has a rich history from running for over 11 years in Austin; filled with people helping each other grok, embody, and apply the integral model (especially that of Ken Wilber) to pretty much everything imaginable, and even writing books about it.

For the past few years our group's time and attention has gone mostly to an integrally informed practice called Surrendered Leadership Circling. This is equal parts shadow work, subject-object practice, state training, and a way to bring more awareness and elegance to the lower left quadrant. If that sounds awesome to you, you’re in the right place with this group :).

--- CIRCLING and INTEGRAL ---

In my view, Integral Theory is unsurpassed in rigor, scope, depth, and inclusiveness as a map for navigating our experience. But often us Integralists hoping to enact the theory—and the communities we build that orient around integral—lack an embodied engagement with the messier aspects of inhabiting a personality. That embrace of our humanity is where Circling really shines. Especially because it can be challenging even to those of us who have done a lot of transformational work for many years (though often not for the reasons you’d expect). Here are some more pieces of writing that might interest you as to the overlap btwn Circling and Integral Theory, and why it's become the cornerstone of my integral practice:

• Circling & the Integral Altitudes https://circlingeurope.com/2017/09/circling-integral-altitudes/ (Presented at the Integral European Conference 2018)

• An essay on Circling and Integral published in the German Integrale Perspektiven magazine: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/circling-how-to-party-well-grow-while-doing-it/

• Circling and Nonduality: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/everything-is-radiant-everything-is-empty/

We are happy you found us...

If you like what you see, you're welcome to any of our events. We’ve now got a team of facilitators (most of whom are deeply integrally informed) running this integral practice daily at the Austin Circling Studio (https://www.austincirclingstudio.com/)—which is “A Gym for Emotional Health”; we only list the Monday nights here for y'all's convenience, but you could come any time!

Upcoming events (5)

Circling Nights (Integral Relational Meditation 6:15pm online, 7:30 in person)

COVID NOTES:
6:15pm - ONLINE ONLY, one hour, Register at http://CircleAnywhere.com to attend.

7:30pm - IN PERSON with Covid restrictions (10 people max including staff), 2 hours. Register at http://AustinCirclingStudio.com to check availability and reserve your spot.

“Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…”
- Ken Wilber

This weekly event — often called "lab" because we're always experimenting — is a wonderful and low commitment chance to dive into this Integral Relational Meditation.

CIRCLING and INTEGRAL
It tends to be a mix of spiritual practice, shadow work, body awareness, and perspective taking rolled into moment-to-moment awareness and acceptance.

• Circling and Developmental Altitudes: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/09/circling-integral-altitudes/

• Circling and Meditation: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/everything-is-radiant-everything-is-empty/

• Circling and Cutting Edge Practice: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/circling-how-to-party-well-grow-while-doing-it/

WHAT IT IS:
6:15- 7:15 Circling Theory Talk (online only)
7:30 - 9:30 Circling Practice (in person, limited to 10 people)

Monday Circling Lab is an experiment in emergent, self-organizing collective intelligence.

It is a meditation on what it means to be human and to be part of humanity; a way for us to discover more inclusive and expansive ways of being together; to align w the impulse of evolution while honoring the perfect wholeness of each unfolding now. We gather with a willingness to step into the mystery of being truly honest and seeing the innocence and beauty of every expression in every moment.

This environment challenges our assumptions of how to be ourselves and behave with each other; (we've all felt these challenges Monday nights!) the result is a release of creative potential, and long lasting insight into the unconscious habits we've constructed to avoid the raw intimacy of each moments' full expression (and that avoidance is innocent and beautiful as well).

Our guides are five principles, championed by facilitators who model the ever-imperfect practice of letting these principles guide us, gently direct attention to seeing how every share, no matter how unskilled, can be seen as an intelligent expression of our wholeness (including their/our own individual shares as leaders), and can become more potently creative and lovable when seen that way and held with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

We believe that we can train our awareness to recognize this consciousness itself already-always becoming manifest in everything; yet the more our collective becomes aware of this already present-awareness, the more luminous it becomes.

Hope to see you there.

Useful Links:
• A video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpV_f09Zzt8

• A free, in-depth 30 day mini course on bringing presence into relationships: www.welcometocircling.com (http://www.welcometocircling.com/)

• Circling in Business, as written about on Forbes.com https://www.forbes.com/sites/julesschroeder/2017/03/06/millennials-heres-why-youre-dissatisfied-at-work/#687b5d762846

Location:

Austin Circling Studio (https://www.google.com/maps/place/1205+W+42nd+St,+Austin,+TX+78756/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8644ca88132b1893:0xa874c2d4b31df5b8?ved=2ahUKEwj4zO3shvngAhUNnq0KHRZUBWoQ8gEwAHoECAMQAQ), 1205 West 42nd St. A, Austin, TX
Time:
• 6:15pm - 7:15pm Circling Theory
• 7:30 - 9:30pm Circling Lab

Cost & Payment links:

Both sessions, $20: https://www.austincirclingstudio.com/prices
Monthly Membership $100: https://www.austincirclingstudio.com/prices

—if this is too expensive, pay your hourly wage—

Please note, the RSVP numbers on Meetup do not reflect reality: We average about 20-30 people each week, they just aren't on Meetup.com.

This event has been happening every Monday for the past five years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan Myska Allen, Michael Blas, Becky Kangas, Kageni Pierce, Annabeth Novitzki, Kristen Massey, Peter Griffin, Joel Harrison, David Swedloe, Tristana Pirkl, Amber G, Dennard

Circling Nights (Integral Relational Meditation 6:15pm online, 7:30 in person)

COVID NOTES:
6:15pm - ONLINE ONLY, one hour, Register at http://CircleAnywhere.com to attend.

7:30pm - IN PERSON with Covid restrictions (10 people max including staff), 2 hours. Register at http://AustinCirclingStudio.com to check availability and reserve your spot.

“Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…”
- Ken Wilber

This weekly event — often called "lab" because we're always experimenting — is a wonderful and low commitment chance to dive into this Integral Relational Meditation.

CIRCLING and INTEGRAL
It tends to be a mix of spiritual practice, shadow work, body awareness, and perspective taking rolled into moment-to-moment awareness and acceptance.

• Circling and Developmental Altitudes: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/09/circling-integral-altitudes/

• Circling and Meditation: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/everything-is-radiant-everything-is-empty/

• Circling and Cutting Edge Practice: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/circling-how-to-party-well-grow-while-doing-it/

WHAT IT IS:
6:15- 7:15 Circling Theory Talk (online only)
7:30 - 9:30 Circling Practice (in person, limited to 10 people)

Monday Circling Lab is an experiment in emergent, self-organizing collective intelligence.

It is a meditation on what it means to be human and to be part of humanity; a way for us to discover more inclusive and expansive ways of being together; to align w the impulse of evolution while honoring the perfect wholeness of each unfolding now. We gather with a willingness to step into the mystery of being truly honest and seeing the innocence and beauty of every expression in every moment.

This environment challenges our assumptions of how to be ourselves and behave with each other; (we've all felt these challenges Monday nights!) the result is a release of creative potential, and long lasting insight into the unconscious habits we've constructed to avoid the raw intimacy of each moments' full expression (and that avoidance is innocent and beautiful as well).

Our guides are five principles, championed by facilitators who model the ever-imperfect practice of letting these principles guide us, gently direct attention to seeing how every share, no matter how unskilled, can be seen as an intelligent expression of our wholeness (including their/our own individual shares as leaders), and can become more potently creative and lovable when seen that way and held with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

We believe that we can train our awareness to recognize this consciousness itself already-always becoming manifest in everything; yet the more our collective becomes aware of this already present-awareness, the more luminous it becomes.

Hope to see you there.

Useful Links:
• A video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpV_f09Zzt8

• A free, in-depth 30 day mini course on bringing presence into relationships: www.welcometocircling.com (http://www.welcometocircling.com/)

• Circling in Business, as written about on Forbes.com https://www.forbes.com/sites/julesschroeder/2017/03/06/millennials-heres-why-youre-dissatisfied-at-work/#687b5d762846

Location:

Austin Circling Studio (https://www.google.com/maps/place/1205+W+42nd+St,+Austin,+TX+78756/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8644ca88132b1893:0xa874c2d4b31df5b8?ved=2ahUKEwj4zO3shvngAhUNnq0KHRZUBWoQ8gEwAHoECAMQAQ), 1205 West 42nd St. A, Austin, TX
Time:
• 6:15pm - 7:15pm Circling Theory
• 7:30 - 9:30pm Circling Lab

Cost & Payment links:

Both sessions, $20: https://www.austincirclingstudio.com/prices
Monthly Membership $100: https://www.austincirclingstudio.com/prices

—if this is too expensive, pay your hourly wage—

Please note, the RSVP numbers on Meetup do not reflect reality: We average about 20-30 people each week, they just aren't on Meetup.com.

This event has been happening every Monday for the past five years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan Myska Allen, Michael Blas, Becky Kangas, Kageni Pierce, Annabeth Novitzki, Kristen Massey, Peter Griffin, Joel Harrison, David Swedloe, Tristana Pirkl, Amber G, Dennard

Circling Nights (Integral Relational Meditation 6:15pm online, 7:30 in person)

COVID NOTES:
6:15pm - ONLINE ONLY, one hour, Register at http://CircleAnywhere.com to attend.

7:30pm - IN PERSON with Covid restrictions (10 people max including staff), 2 hours. Register at http://AustinCirclingStudio.com to check availability and reserve your spot.

“Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…”
- Ken Wilber

This weekly event — often called "lab" because we're always experimenting — is a wonderful and low commitment chance to dive into this Integral Relational Meditation.

CIRCLING and INTEGRAL
It tends to be a mix of spiritual practice, shadow work, body awareness, and perspective taking rolled into moment-to-moment awareness and acceptance.

• Circling and Developmental Altitudes: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/09/circling-integral-altitudes/

• Circling and Meditation: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/everything-is-radiant-everything-is-empty/

• Circling and Cutting Edge Practice: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/circling-how-to-party-well-grow-while-doing-it/

WHAT IT IS:
6:15- 7:15 Circling Theory Talk (online only)
7:30 - 9:30 Circling Practice (in person, limited to 10 people)

Monday Circling Lab is an experiment in emergent, self-organizing collective intelligence.

It is a meditation on what it means to be human and to be part of humanity; a way for us to discover more inclusive and expansive ways of being together; to align w the impulse of evolution while honoring the perfect wholeness of each unfolding now. We gather with a willingness to step into the mystery of being truly honest and seeing the innocence and beauty of every expression in every moment.

This environment challenges our assumptions of how to be ourselves and behave with each other; (we've all felt these challenges Monday nights!) the result is a release of creative potential, and long lasting insight into the unconscious habits we've constructed to avoid the raw intimacy of each moments' full expression (and that avoidance is innocent and beautiful as well).

Our guides are five principles, championed by facilitators who model the ever-imperfect practice of letting these principles guide us, gently direct attention to seeing how every share, no matter how unskilled, can be seen as an intelligent expression of our wholeness (including their/our own individual shares as leaders), and can become more potently creative and lovable when seen that way and held with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

We believe that we can train our awareness to recognize this consciousness itself already-always becoming manifest in everything; yet the more our collective becomes aware of this already present-awareness, the more luminous it becomes.

Hope to see you there.

Useful Links:
• A video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpV_f09Zzt8

• A free, in-depth 30 day mini course on bringing presence into relationships: www.welcometocircling.com (http://www.welcometocircling.com/)

• Circling in Business, as written about on Forbes.com https://www.forbes.com/sites/julesschroeder/2017/03/06/millennials-heres-why-youre-dissatisfied-at-work/#687b5d762846

Location:

Austin Circling Studio (https://www.google.com/maps/place/1205+W+42nd+St,+Austin,+TX+78756/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8644ca88132b1893:0xa874c2d4b31df5b8?ved=2ahUKEwj4zO3shvngAhUNnq0KHRZUBWoQ8gEwAHoECAMQAQ), 1205 West 42nd St. A, Austin, TX
Time:
• 6:15pm - 7:15pm Circling Theory
• 7:30 - 9:30pm Circling Lab

Cost & Payment links:

Both sessions, $20: https://www.austincirclingstudio.com/prices
Monthly Membership $100: https://www.austincirclingstudio.com/prices

—if this is too expensive, pay your hourly wage—

Please note, the RSVP numbers on Meetup do not reflect reality: We average about 20-30 people each week, they just aren't on Meetup.com.

This event has been happening every Monday for the past five years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan Myska Allen, Michael Blas, Becky Kangas, Kageni Pierce, Annabeth Novitzki, Kristen Massey, Peter Griffin, Joel Harrison, David Swedloe, Tristana Pirkl, Amber G, Dennard

Circling Nights (Integral Relational Meditation 6:15pm online, 7:30 in person)

COVID NOTES:
6:15pm - ONLINE ONLY, one hour, Register at http://CircleAnywhere.com to attend.

7:30pm - IN PERSON with Covid restrictions (10 people max including staff), 2 hours. Register at http://AustinCirclingStudio.com to check availability and reserve your spot.

“Integral relationship has been the missing piece, and Circling is the most powerful relational practice I’ve seen…”
- Ken Wilber

This weekly event — often called "lab" because we're always experimenting — is a wonderful and low commitment chance to dive into this Integral Relational Meditation.

CIRCLING and INTEGRAL
It tends to be a mix of spiritual practice, shadow work, body awareness, and perspective taking rolled into moment-to-moment awareness and acceptance.

• Circling and Developmental Altitudes: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/09/circling-integral-altitudes/

• Circling and Meditation: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/everything-is-radiant-everything-is-empty/

• Circling and Cutting Edge Practice: https://circlingeurope.com/2017/06/circling-how-to-party-well-grow-while-doing-it/

WHAT IT IS:
6:15- 7:15 Circling Theory Talk (online only)
7:30 - 9:30 Circling Practice (in person, limited to 10 people)

Monday Circling Lab is an experiment in emergent, self-organizing collective intelligence.

It is a meditation on what it means to be human and to be part of humanity; a way for us to discover more inclusive and expansive ways of being together; to align w the impulse of evolution while honoring the perfect wholeness of each unfolding now. We gather with a willingness to step into the mystery of being truly honest and seeing the innocence and beauty of every expression in every moment.

This environment challenges our assumptions of how to be ourselves and behave with each other; (we've all felt these challenges Monday nights!) the result is a release of creative potential, and long lasting insight into the unconscious habits we've constructed to avoid the raw intimacy of each moments' full expression (and that avoidance is innocent and beautiful as well).

Our guides are five principles, championed by facilitators who model the ever-imperfect practice of letting these principles guide us, gently direct attention to seeing how every share, no matter how unskilled, can be seen as an intelligent expression of our wholeness (including their/our own individual shares as leaders), and can become more potently creative and lovable when seen that way and held with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

We believe that we can train our awareness to recognize this consciousness itself already-always becoming manifest in everything; yet the more our collective becomes aware of this already present-awareness, the more luminous it becomes.

Hope to see you there.

Useful Links:
• A video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpV_f09Zzt8

• A free, in-depth 30 day mini course on bringing presence into relationships: www.welcometocircling.com (http://www.welcometocircling.com/)

• Circling in Business, as written about on Forbes.com https://www.forbes.com/sites/julesschroeder/2017/03/06/millennials-heres-why-youre-dissatisfied-at-work/#687b5d762846

Location:

Austin Circling Studio (https://www.google.com/maps/place/1205+W+42nd+St,+Austin,+TX+78756/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8644ca88132b1893:0xa874c2d4b31df5b8?ved=2ahUKEwj4zO3shvngAhUNnq0KHRZUBWoQ8gEwAHoECAMQAQ), 1205 West 42nd St. A, Austin, TX
Time:
• 6:15pm - 7:15pm Circling Theory
• 7:30 - 9:30pm Circling Lab

Cost & Payment links:

Both sessions, $20: https://www.austincirclingstudio.com/prices
Monthly Membership $100: https://www.austincirclingstudio.com/prices

—if this is too expensive, pay your hourly wage—

Please note, the RSVP numbers on Meetup do not reflect reality: We average about 20-30 people each week, they just aren't on Meetup.com.

This event has been happening every Monday for the past five years; the facilitators vary from week to week but are likely to include any combo of the following: Jordan Myska Allen, Michael Blas, Becky Kangas, Kageni Pierce, Annabeth Novitzki, Kristen Massey, Peter Griffin, Joel Harrison, David Swedloe, Tristana Pirkl, Amber G, Dennard

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