Are you or do you know a great yoga teacher who needs a space to stretch out? Is your meditation group expanding and needing a new sacred space to gather? Are you or someone you know looking for hourly rentals? Would you like to give a talk, or have a meeting space? We’re looking in particular for people who would like to do morning and afternoon classes and full-day lectures and workshops. We have big beautiful stained glass windows that let in gorgeous light into our spacious earth sanctuary, and also have therapeutic rooms for smaller private sessions. Read more »

EARTHDAY APRIL 20th Gather to Honor Earth and remember

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Come and join us to remember and celebrate the earth and our birthright! Sunday April 20, 2014 10-12 pm What wants to come forth? What needs to be released? Let us be taught by earth to remember that we are part of her. We invite you to arrive promptly so we can gather in a ceremony and ritual to release what is no longer needed, to clarify what wants to emerge and allow the life-force to be expressed through us. Roke Noir and Nicki Koethner created a ritual with a flow to connect deeply with earth as a resource and remembrance so we can truly be a conduit for the earth and allow earth to support us. What’s below you? Above you? Around you? And within that Where are you? Siren Project & Terra’s Temple present an experiential and engaging circle held by Nicki Koethner & Roke Noir ARE YOU PRESENT? A ceremonial celebration in honor of Earth Day 2014 Connect. Open. Release. And Embody. Sunday, April 20 10 – 12 noon at Terra’s Temple 3051 Adeline Street, Berkeley $10 – $20 Sliding Scale Questions? 510.681.9740 / info@terrastemple.com NOTE: 1. Terra’s Temple is right opposite Ashby BART station. Our apologies that this venue is not yet wheel chair accessible. 2. Do try to arrive on time to respect the intention and flow of this mindful gathering Read more »


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CREATING CHOICES Learn to transform old patterns that no longer serve you At Terra’s Temple, 654 Oakland Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 Thursday August 15th 6:30-9:00 pm Suggested donation $15. No one turned away for lack of funds. Feeling stuck? Do you experience depression or anxiety, or limiting beliefs about what is possible for you? Do you have health problems that you need support to move through? Rebekah is a Zero Balancing therapist, Nicki is an Expressive Arts therapist. Their different backgrounds form an extensive combined knowledge and experience of how the body holds patterns of imbalance, trauma and old beliefs from the past and tools to transform these! This event will involve movement, sensory exercises, eating delicious treats, and listening to some new approaches to give you tools to make change. For more info call Nicki at 510-779-2842 or email nkoethnermft@yahoo.com Check out http://www.rebekahzb.com/ http://www.express-explore-expand.com Read more »

RED TENT- Listening to our Elders for guidance

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Join us for the Red Tent at Terra’s Temple on August 11, 2013 5-8pm for Listening to Our Elders for guidance with Elenna Rubin Goodman and Nicki Koethner Terra’s Temple 654 Oakland Ave, Oakland 94611. What are your dreams? Your Visions? Your fears and hopes? Who are your elders? Who guides you when you are challenged? Take time out to listen to elders: elders like our trees and the earth, to your inner guidance and the guidance of other women. Let’s share with each other what truly matters right now so we can support one another in fully being alive. Let the trees tell us how to be grounded in times of chaos, upheaval and pain. You are welcome just as you are. Tears – Laughter- Joy -Grief Elenna and Nicki will be guiding us gently through the evening, responding and listening to what is needed and offering meditations, wisdom and creative grounding.  Art materials and natural elements will support us in the gathering. Elenna Rubin Goodman, founder and convener of the Bay Area Daré, is a ceremonialist, spiritual guide, teacher and writer. Deeply aligned with the wisdom ways of the sacred Feminine she  has convened and guided women’s gatherings for more than 25 years.  Elenna’s work with individuals and groups addresses personal, community, and transpersonal healing as sacred journeys of transformation. Her work is informed by indigenous healing ways, values and practices. Nicki Koethner, MA, MFT, is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Multi-media artist, priestess at Terra’s Temple and community organizer. She loves and connects to the divine in all of us through creativity, the body and nature and has facilitated circles, groups and gatherings for several years.  She offers herself through deep listening and creative expression and guides others from trauma to empowerment in her private practice in Oakland. Red […] Read more »

RED TENT – Attuning to our Inner Cycles


Join us for the Red Tent at Terra’s Temple, on June 15th from 5-8pm for Attuning to the Inner Cycles with Niralli D’Costa MA Somatic Psychology and Prajna Choudhury L.Ac. We will explore the connection between the menstrual cycle and the cycles of the moon and sun, as well as learn self care strategies for menstrual and sexual health from a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in women’s health. The evening will also include an exploration of snake energy through a guided movement meditation in which we will viscerally attune to the opening and shedding that happens when we bleed. We will be lying on the floor so please bring a blanket or yoga mat and water for yourself. For more information about this Red Tent email Niralli: nirallitara@gmail.com Red Tent events are offered by donation. Suggested donation is $15 (No one turned away for lack of funds).   Email Nicki for ongoing Red Tents at nickikoeth@gmail.com or info@terrastemple.com Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:  July Sunday, July 7th, 2013 “Woman as Wisdom keepers” Elenna Rubin Goodman August Sunday, August 4th, 2013 “Self-Care” in times of stress with Nicki and friends Come home to yourself. Slow down and relax. Gather to be with other women. Be nourished through company, story, tea, snacks and creativity. Bring your sisters, daughters, mothers, aunts and grandmothers-in person or spirit. Bring a snack or something to drink to share. Bring art materials or cards to share. Feel free to wear red to hold the frequency of our moon blood.   “The Red Tent Temple Movement is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simultaneously much […] Read more »



We hope to see some wonderful women join us Thursday, May 9, 2013 7-10 pm! 654 Oakland Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 Feel free to come at 6:30 pm to help set up. Music that warms the heart and heals the soul.  Immerse yourself in the frequency of your vibration.   Music is at the corner-stone of our evening and we will listen to our hearts to see what else  you want to engage in to nourish your soul. Come home to yourself. Slow down and relax. Gather to be with other women. Be nourished through company, story, tea, snacks and creativity. Bring your sisters, daughters, mothers, aunts and grandmothers in person or spirit. Bring a snack or something to drink to share. Bring art materials or cards to share.Feel free to wear red to hold the frequency of our moon blood. Donations appreciated to cover costs: $15 (no one turned away for lack of funds). For information email Nicki: nickikoeth@gmail.com Mark your calendars for upcoming dates: (All subject to change) Saturday, June 8th, 2013 5-8 pm Attuning to our Inner Cycles with Niralli D'Costa MA Somatic Psychology and Prajna Choudhury L.Ac. July Sunday, July 7th, 2013 "Woman as Wisdom keepers" Elenna Rubin Goodman August Sunday August 4th, 2013 "Self-Care" in times of Stress "The Red Tent Temple Movement is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simultaneously much is waiting for us in this not knowing place but we need to make time for the empty space. It is also not only empty space but woman space where we can share stories, laughter, songs, […] Read more »

Discover, Connect, and Awaken Your Animal Spirit through Sacred Drumming and Mask Making

Have you been seeking? Wanting a deeper sense of belonging, meaning and purpose? Have you been restless, anxious or depressed? Or simply felt the calling to be more fully alive -not just functioning and paying the bills? Now is the time to go deeper and answer the calling! Join Us for a Powerful Afternoon November  4th    *  1:00~6:00pm @ Terra’s Temple 654 Oakland Ave, Oakland, California 94611 $125 (sliding scale available) RSVP~Limited Space (will fill fast!) Call 510-779-2842 or nkoethnermft@yahoo.com http://www.express-explore-expand.com/workshops.html A sacred space is created as we journey to the Otherworld to meet and receive messages from our Animal Spirit Guides. Animals are here to teach humans. They have many powerful lessons to give. They remind us that we are only a small part of creation; that each part of creation has a place; that each creature has its own skill and wisdom.  Making masks is an ancient tradition practiced in many indigenous cultures. Masks invite us to enter an altered state of consciousness and invite universal energies to be expressed through us, allowing new or split-part of ourselves to be embodied.  Rather than wearing masks, we can hide behind, we are creating images of what we want to become.  The masks become allies of our journey through life, helping us to embody our true selves and infuse our animal guides with powerful vibration. Owlsnake  is the Founder and Director of Esoterica Shamanic Center. She is a Shaman/Medicine Woman (Lineage), Esoteric Coach, Interfaith Minister, Reiki Master and Certified Rape Crisis Counselor. She specializes in working with individuals who are healing from traumatic events such as physical/mental/emotional abuse, or just for someone who has lost themselves. She utilizes a holistic “Mind, Body & Spirit” approach in her work. She works with individuals and groups. Find out more at www.esotericashamanic.com. Nicki Koethner, MA,  MFT is […] Read more »

Where to go with all the fear? Animal spirits and other guides

There is a lot of fear on the planet and there is a lot of new energy emerging asking us to step forward in our light.   When we enter the unknown of our own being, we are called to trust and allow the unfolding and yet often our fears and wounds reemerge in the process: anxiety, depression, addictions, physical diseases and other imbalances will show up. Our expansion (soul) brings forth contraction (ego).  States of contraction are based in fear and states of expansion are based in love.  It is easy to fall back into patterns that no longer serve us in this time and get stuck in our fears instead of following love.  In order for us to fully step into the light of our being, we need to be able to face our fears and embrace our shadows.  This can be overwhelming and very confusing if we try to do it on our own. The resources of nature – our mother earth – are here to assist us in the longing to be more fully connected and live from the place of the heart within the matrix of the universe, respecting all beings.  Engaging in practices such as yoga, meditation, Qigong, spending time in nature and truly listening to the energy of trees, plants, animals, the waters, the sun and the moon, can support us to transcend our identification with the ego. There are guides that can support our growth- our need to be connected to our soul: healers, therapists, body workers, energy workers, artists, shamans as well as animals.  Connecting with animal spirits is a powerful gateway to not feeling alone in our quest for the truth and dark nights of the soul.  They are here to teach and remind us of our true calling, to be […] Read more »