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The Sacramento Valley Awakening to Spirit (ATS) Group is a spiritual community of soul-connected people who desire to transcend their egos and wake up to their connection with Spirit.

The ATS Group has met for 18 years, but is just now becoming a meetup group. People attracted to this group are drawn to mystics and spiritual teachers such as: Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Gangaji, Adyashanti, Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat Zinn, and the Dalai Lama, among others.

The Sacramento Valley Awakening to Spirit (ATS) group originally met in Sacramento but for the apst 7 years has been meeting in Davis. It consists of one monthly, two-hour gathering on the third Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Group gatherings always begin with a group meditation. Thereafter, there may be discussion of a nondual spiritual book or teaching/teacher, a guest presentation, an experiential practice to more deeply help participants connect with the essence of who they are, an i-Rest practice (see, or a group discussion about what is currently feeding group participants' spiritual journeys and what is challenging their sense of meaning, greater life purpose, or sense of connection with Self, others and Spirit. The group supports participants’ spiritual practices.

The group has its own website, and the blog posts provide updates for upcoming gatherings.

Facilitator, Deborah Cohen, LMFT, has been stuyding nondual spiritual teachings in depth for over 25 years. She is also trained in body-based psychotherapies and spiritual work.