Moving Through Life

It’s all about movement – movement of our bodies, movement in our lives, movement in the world around us. There are many ways to move, many ways to inspire movement in ourselves and others.

Moving and dancing alone and together, we can connect deeply with ourselves, with each other, with earth, with spirit. Our relationships with our bodies are reflected in our relationship with the world around us.

Coming to sacred ground in the body, searching beneath our conditioned ways of being, paying attention to our bodies’ messages, we can open ourselves to new ways to move and play, dance and celebrate, open our spirits to move in the world.

Beyond the movement of our bodies, there is movement in our lives, change and growth in how we interact with ourselves and with others and with the world around us. There is movement in taking action and making choices, in the small steps in each moment that move us towards the possibilities that our visions and dreams have imagined. And there is the movement of finding our way around and through obstacles and challenges, as well as dancing with the unexpected plot twists that develop along the way. There is even movement in stillness, where the gentle expansion and release of breath brings us back to center.

Photo credit: Steve Lones


Guiding the Journey: Facilitating Transformative Experiences

Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D.
May 26-31, 2019 
Scotts Valley, CA
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Somatic Explorations: Moving into Deep Connection

Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D.

July 9, 2019

Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

Reg. & Info: 760.942.1577

Psychology of the Chakras

Anodea Judith, Ph.D. & Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D

August 2-9, 2019 (*CE)

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA

Reg. & Info: 866.200.5203

Self-Relations Supervision

Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.

August  15-18, 2019

Skyote Mountain, Santa Cruz, CA

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Finding Right Relationship with Clients: An Introduction to InnerEthics™

Kylea Taylor & Selene Kumin Vega

September 13, 2019 – 9:00 -11:30 am

A Santa Cruz CAMFT Sponsored Event
Marriage & Family Therapists welcome. – No advance registration needed

Location: Simpkins Swim Center, Mtg. Rm. A, 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

In the therapeutic relationship, it is relationship itself that is at the heart of healing. And ethics and integrity are at the heart of any healing relationship. Ethics codes and laws give us external help in navigating relationship challenges. Augmenting this external approach to ethics with an internal, self-compassionate, self-reflective path lets us get to know our own semi-conscious motivations, so we can provide greater client benefit and reduce client harm, particularly during profound moments with clients.

Learning objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to explain the benefits of self-reflection and self-compassion in finding “right relationship” with a client.
  2. Attendees will be able to utilize the InnerEthics™ Chart of Ethical Vulnerabilities to help them identify their own motivations in an interaction with a client.
  3. Attendees will be able to recite at least one quick question they can ask themselves to determine whether a potential intervention is in a client’s best interest.

Kylea Taylor, M.S., LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California MFC #34901), Ethics Consultant, and author of the expanded, updated book The Ethics of Caring, winner of the 2017 Nautilus Book Award in the “Relationships & Communication” category. A special focus of her practice is helping clients revitalize everyday life by integrating the meaning and extra-ordinary gifts of spiritual emergence, transpersonal experiences and “personal paradigm shift” phenomena. More >>>

Selene Kumin Vega, LMFT, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist (California MFC #32604), workshop leader, and dancer, as well as faculty in Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences and has served as President of Santa Cruz CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists). She co-authored The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Chakraswhich has been translated into six languages. More >>> 

InnerEthics™ Workshop

September 28, 2019   10 AM – 5:30 PM

Kylea Taylor & Selene Kumin Vega (See bios above)

sponsored by SoulCollage Inc.

Skyote Mountain, Scotts Valley, CA

A 6-Hour ethics workshop on understanding and using the InnerEthics™ model described in The Ethics of Caring by Kylea Taylor with an introduction to SoulCollage®. The workshop will provide tools for understanding and managing our own motivations to decrease client harm and increase client benefit.

$145 — Bring a bag lunch. Tea & snacks provided.