The residency program is designed to support emergent thought-leaders, change-makers, activists, artists, and practitioners working at the intersections of healing + spirituality + activism. Residents get to use the space for free to hold events and do 1:1 work. If you would like to apply for residency, please email Portia at 

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I loved Andy Adams of The Growth Arc’s June Residency so much (see below) that I invited her back for a regular Adult Convos group on the last Friday of each month! Please see her website for more info!


Andy Adams runs the relationship and intimacy coaching business The Growth Arc.

“Growth Arc — [definition]: When one overcomes an internal opposition (insecurities, fear, the past, etc.) while facing an external opposition and, as a result, becomes a fuller, better person.”

Andy created The Growth Arc after having seen firsthand the positive influence that relationship coaching can have, and has had in her own life. By having a space to be honest with yourself, you can start the (often difficult) journey to being honest with communicating your needs to others. Andy’s background is in education.

She’s been teaching in 7-12 public schools for eight years and her M.A. degree is in Educational Leadership in Human Development. It was during her master’s program that she found the tools for ‘successful’ polyamory and wanted to find a way to teach those tools to anyone in relationships.

While practicing non-monogamy has helped her accomplish this most fully, she   understands that isn’t the path for everyone. Andy also works with monogamous couples and individuals to help accomplish healthier relationship goals through education, honesty, and truth-seeking.

She believes everyone deserves to be working towards happy in all relationships in their lives. Whether these relationships are ones with friends, family members, co-workers, lovers, spouses, or children.

During her residency at Tall Reeds, Andy will be teaching classes on non-monogamy, communication during sexual intimacy, hosting conversations on relationship skills in general, will end her residency with a book-club discussion!  

Andy will also be hosting local influencers that she believes are helping our community thrive in intimate relationships. While Andy is hosted at Tall Reeds she’ll be offering lower priced coaching (one-on-one and partnered) sessions so if you are less of a group person and want to chat with Andy in a more intimate setting watch for her upcoming promotional schedule!



More info and registration details coming soon…


Erica Shoshana Rivers is an integrative healer, artist and oral historian, a fierce lover of water, the wilderness and anything that creates community.

Shoshana believes that art is healing, and that healing is an art, an art that flourishes when approached as a co-creative process where the client is supported to be their own healer.

Passionate about breaking down barriers separating modes of healing, she intuitively incorporates a multiplicity of tools in her work––from energy healing, to visioning, to astrology, to storytelling, to psychology, to mindfulness­––within a container that is trauma-sensitive and culturally aware. Her mission is to make this work as accessible to as many people as possible.

In her visual art, she uses her ability to feel energy and channel knowing to create a mosaic, mapping the felt sensations and wisdom gleaned from an experience. Honoring the spiral nature of the healing journey, the map offers a potent signpost that can be revisited and mined for new layers of meaning.

She joined in collaboration with Portia Richardson for The Medicine of Wounded Healers series in April – to offer her art practice of mapping group transformation into an experiential mosaic to help transmute the energy.

Here are the pieces that arose out of the series.

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SHIRA NAHARIT ~ is an energy worker, teacher, and writer from Minneapolis. She comes from a long ancestral line of healers, and draws from a multi-racial lineage that is inclusive and welcoming to all manifestations of identity. She joined us for her series So You’re Spiritually Woke, Now What? in May, 2018.


BRIAN BRADLEY ~ is a lightworker and artist living in Minneapolis, MN. He weaves together sound + light installations with group energy healing for a truly unique vibrational medicine experience. His albums; Odyssey (2015), North (2016), Mars Mission 1 (2016), Homeworlds (2017), Future Oceans (2017), have been streamed/downloaded over 300,000 times by listeners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, France, Netherlands, Australia, Spain, Mexico, US, and throughout the world. Brian offered an innovative series: Manifestation & Art, in collaboration with Tall Reeds Healing Arts in March 2018.