Welcome to the Conscious Girlfriend Academy! 

We are an online education, support and connection community 

for growth-oriented lesbians and all women who love women. 

 

As a community and as individuals, we believe Black Lives Matter, we are actively anti-racist,

and we work to be conscious, compassionate and loving with ourselves and each other. 

Join our mailing list and get a free recorded class: 

Healing Push-Pull Relationship Dynamics​

  • Just coming out, a lifelong lesbian, or anything in between? Queer, bisexual, or don't like labels? We're here for you.

    Conscious Girlfriend welcomes, supports and celebrates all women who love women, or want to. Some members have been out for decades; others are just coming out.

  • Oriented toward personal growth and meaningful connection? So are we. 

    Conscious Girlfriend's work is intelligent, compassionate, and incorporates research from neuroscience, trauma healing, psychology and the study of successful relationships. 

  • We really are everywhere!

    If you value healthy, conscious dating, sexuality and relationships, you'll be right at home, wherever you are! We are based in the United States, but are honored to have members from all over the world.

  • The Academy offers 12 or more Zoom classes and groups monthly, so you have many opportunities to learn, connect and build community with like-minded women.

    Your membership lets you pick and choose from a rich array of topics! In addition, some of our wonderful community members volunteer to lead additional gatherings free of charge (their free community offerings are listed at the very bottom of the page, so make sure to check for them!) 

Welcome to the Conscious Girlfriend Academy

The Academy is an intelligent, compassionate online hub where all lesbians, queer women and other women-loving-women can meet, form friendships or more, and learn life-changing skills to create happy, healthy love.

  • We are a very special community. Most of our members say they've never found anything else like it: a place for all women who love women to share open-hearted conversation in a safe, compassionate atmosphere, while learning how to date and love skillfully. And yes, we've had members fall in love with each other, too :)

  • If you're on a personal growth or spiritual path, you'll feel right at home in the Academy! Our members tend to be smart, compassionate and growth-oriented women who value depth, and are willing to grow. Many are Buddhists, yogis, 12-steppers, and/or have done a lot of therapy or spiritual work. Some are newer on their growth path. All are welcome!  

  • Academy members come from all over. Geography is no barrier! We meet on Zoom, and use breakout rooms so you can meet and connect with other women 1:1 and in small groups. We have all kinds of classes and groups. Click the Calendar link, or scroll down to see our upcoming offerings! There are also free community offerings led by community members each month. Click the Free Community Offerings link, or scroll all the way down to the bottom of this long page.  

Conscious Girlfriend Academy Members Say...

I just wanted to thank you for putting together this wonderful Academy experience for us. It is definitely helping me feel more connected with other women, as a late-in-life, fairly recent discoverer of what I think of as my sexual fluidity.

— Carla, age 42

 

Thank you for creating such a powerful and loving community.  I'm very much enjoying the Academy offerings.  It’s so much more heart-opening and encouraging than the dating apps. I'll see you online again soon!

— Eliza, age 50

 

Wow! Today’s Academy group was wonderful! The visualizations we did today were very empowering for me. Also, a few nights ago I got triggered and then got to share about it with two other participants, and got supported with such love and kindness. It was quite healing. 

— Dena, age 66

 

I’m loving the Academy, having beautiful conversations and anticipating good friendships at the very least! It’s helping me feel a new spark and optimism at this point in my life. And I have gotten two women's phone numbers already!

— Ameli, age 64

 

The Academy is such a gift - a wonderful community of lesbians to talk to and interact with! It’s invaluable to me. I’m still working on being the right partner (as well as finding her) and I can see myself wanting to go through the course materials again and again.

— Teresa, age 36

 

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More About Conscious Girlfriend

Conscious Girlfriend is the #1 global resource providing education and support for women who love women. Since 2014, women from 18 countries have taken our classes!

 

Clearly, lesbians everywhere need and want resources for healthy love.

 

Whether you're just coming out, healing from a breakup,

ready to meet someone special, 

eager to learn more about healthy female-female sexuality,

excited about learning conscious communication skills,

or on a mission to make your love last, 

we are here for you. 

And we welcome all women who love women, 

whatever you call yourself.

 

By the way, becoming what we call a "conscious girlfriend" will benefit all your relationships, including that relationship you're in 24/7 --

yes, your relationship with yourself!

 

It's not just about dating and romantic partnership. And we welcome women who are happily single, single and looking, single and

getting over a breakup, dating, or in a committed relationship.

In other words, come as you are:) 

Conscious Girlfriend Academy Faculty

Most Academy classes are taught by Conscious Girlfriend's director, Ruth. But we have some amazing guest faculty who join us sometimes, too!

Ruth L. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Ruth L. Schwartz, Ph.D. is the director of Conscious Girlfriend. Ruth has published eight books, including Amazon bestseller Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love, and has taught at six universities. She is a certified Somatica Method Intimacy & Sexuality coach, and studied coaching with Gay and Katie Hendricks, authors of Conscious Loving and many other books. Ruth is also certified in hypnotherapy, core shamanism, and other transformational tools. She has been in private practice since 2003. 

Anna Benassi, MFT

Anna Benassi, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in grief, loss, couples work and Gestalt Therapy. She teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been a practicing Buddhist for over 20 years. Anna is much beloved by her clients for her ability to incorporate humor, play and quirkiness into the serious topics of love and relationships. Her website is www.annabenassi.com.

Kai Wu

Kai Wu is a love and sex coach with extensive training in Tantra and Ancestral Healing Lineage Repair, as well as all things sexual. She is of Chinese/Taiwanese ancestry, was born in Chile, and speaks Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. She has been immersed in her own ancestral healing and the reclamation of Chinese reverence practices for over 15 years. Her website is www.lovebodysoul.com

Megan Tennity

Megan Tennity of Relating With Grace (www.relatingwithgrace.com) is a  trauma-informed intimacy and relationship coach, certified in the Somatica Method, a certified Tantra Educator, and a current student of Somatic Experiencing trauma healing work. She is passionate about helping clients live their fullest embodied expression of sexuality and love, and integrating their spirituality and sexuality in authentic ways.

Maxwell Pearl, Ph.D.

Max Pearl (formerly Michelle Murrain) co-founded Conscious Girlfriend in 2013, and later transitioned gender. Max has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and a Certificate of Theological Studies. He is a long-time practitioner of contemplative spirituality and has trained with Gay and Katie Hendricks, Body Trust and Authentic Movement. Max's new work is www.transresilience.com

 Although he no longer identifies as a woman, Max will co-lead workshops on gender identity, complexity and dysphoria.

Kat Kolegas

Kat Kolegas has an extensive background in sexuality work, including training in Somatica Method Intimacy & Sexuality Coaching, sexological bodywork, professional cuddling, and Orgasmic Meditation. Her passion is helping smart and successful women feel sexy and empowered in their bodies so they can attract the love of their life and have amazing, fulfilling, connected sex. Kat is also bilingual in Spanish. Her website is www.katkolegas.love

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Academy work ?​

Who is welcome?

Can I participate in the Academy by phone?

What if the schedule doesn’t work for me?

What is the average age of Academy participants?

Is participation confidential?

All faculty and participants agree that all information shared in Academy settings will remain 100% confidential. 

More from Academy Members...

Yesterday's classes were incredible. I learned so much in the Boundaries class, definitely some life-changing knowledge in there! And the spiritual connection group was nothing short of delightful; the energy was so nurturing.

— Audrey, age 38

 

Thank you again for creating this Academy -- you have no idea of the amount of impact this has already made in my life! In the past I felt panicky when a match reached out to me on a dating site. Now I'm gaining so much confidence!

— Lauri, age 61

 

As a new Academy member, I wanted to share how much I enjoyed participating in the recent groups and classes! I can’t wait to watch the recording of the class because there was so much information in it. Thanks so much for making this available to our community. 

— Robbi, age 56

 

The Academy is helping me practice meeting women and sharing myself. I am excited and look forward more group meetings. Also, I have already contact info and have been talking with several women from the group. The “From Conflict to Connection” class was also excellent.

— Alexa S., age 60

 

 

Your class on Solo Sexual Enlivenment was very freeing, yes edgy, but you have a way of breaking the ice, and giving permission really resonates with me. I think that permission is really what I’ve needed for so long to let go (of unhealthy people and patterns), and to be my queer self. 

— Gereen, age 40

 

GREAT session yesterday! It addressed my problems (initiating, asking someone for her contact info, etc.) right to the core. I'm learning so much and it’s a great group of women.  I’m really glad to be part of the community!

— Terry, age 52

Please note: times are listed in PACIFIC TIME. Most classes and groups meet on Tuesdays 5:00-6:30 pm PST, and Saturdays 12:00-1:30 PST and 5:00-6:30 PST.

Please adjust for your local time zone! (e.g. 6:00-7:30 Mountain, 7:00-8:30 Central, 8:00-9:30 Eastern.)

 

Most of the following offerings are available only to Conscious Girlfriend Academy members. If you’d like to try out a free sample class or group, please email Ruth@Consciousgirlfriend.com and let me know which one, and I’ll send you access! Our groups on race are open to all women who love women, regardless of Academy membership.

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Tuesday, September 22, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Rejection and Resilience

    Feeling rejected is one of the most painful experiences there is. Tonight we’ll practice separating the feeling of rejection from the stories we tell ourselves about rejection, and building inner resources and resilience so that feeling rejected doesn’t have to keep you from connection. 

  • Saturday, September 26, 12:00-1:30 pm

    Class: Conscious Connection, Compatibility, Pre-Dating and Dating Skills

    How can you create more connection, regardless of whether or not you feel romantic interest? How can you determine potential compatibility? What are good ways to initiate further contact, when you want to? How can you be clear about what you’re seeking and what you’re feeling, and consciously navigate the emotions and conversations along the way?

  • Saturday, September 26, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Practice Group for Conscious Connection, Pre-Dating and Dating Skills

    We’ll practice simple tools for creating connection, initiating further contact, creating more clarity around friendship, pre-dating or dating, and working with the feelings that come up, both hers and yours.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Open-Hearted Conversations About Race for Women of All Races

    Join our community conversation for all lesbians, queer women, and women who love women or want to, as we navigate our shared pain around racial injustice. Topics will include: creating more understanding between women of different races so that white women can better support women of color; understanding implicit bias and microaggressions; and taking concrete steps to co-create a more just world. Open to all women who love women, regardless of Academy membership. The Zoom access info for tonight only is: https://zoom.us/j/99923536307

OCTOBER 2020

Listed events are for Academy members. Join the Academy to get the Zoom access info! 

If you're a first-timer and want to try a class or group free, email

Ruth@ConsciousGirlfriend.com and let me know which one. You are warmly welcome!

  • Saturday, October 3, 12:00-1:30 pm

    Class: Creating and Sustaining a Healthy, Happy Relationship

    Learn key skills for creating long-term intimacy, trust, resilience and connection, and how to overcome painful patterns and bad habits that get in the way. (Based on the extensive Gottman research into what makes relationships work!)​

  • Saturday, October 3, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Small-Group Discussion and Exercises around Creating and Sustaining a Healthy, Happy Relationship

    Please attend the earlier session if you wish to take part in this one!

  • Tuesday, October 6, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Conscious Connection for Friendship or More

    Come get to know other Conscious Girlfriends through pair and small-group discussion and exercises. Bring your questions about how to make new friends and/or initiate pre-dating or dating!​

  • Saturday, October 10, 12:00-1:30 pm

    Class: Identifying and Releasing Blocks to Love

    Learn why painful past experiences and self-protective patterns may be leading you to emotionally barricade yourself from the love and connection you most want – and what to do about it.

  • Saturday, October 10, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Identifying and Releasing Blocks to Love

    Small-group discussions and exercises around releasing blocks and limiting beliefs, and opening your life and heart to the kind of love and connection you really want.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Building Your Daily Sense of Well-Being

    Life circumstances are definitely challenging right now! Yet experts like Rick Hanson teach us how to powerfully transform our experience of well-being, even when we can’t change outer conditions. Tonight we’ll do small-group discussions and practices based on Hanson’s neuroscience-based HEAL technique for boosting positive brain states while being compassionate toward painful emotions.

  • Thursday, October 15, 5:00-7:00 pm

    SPECIAL LESBIAN SEX CLASS: How to Make Love to a Woman: Female Sexual Anatomy of Pleasure

    Free to Advanced Academy members, $25 to others

    Join us for a lively evening as CGA Director Ruth Schwartz interviews Caity Reilly about what really creates female sexual pleasure, openness and connection. Caity is a teacher of modern-day mysticism and Tantra, and works as a somatic counselor and soul guide. Her specialty is working directly with the nervous system and body to allow for true, integrated transformational openings.

  • Saturday, October 17, 12:00-1:30 pm

    Class: Connection-Building Conversations & Questions 

    How can you take conversations deeper with someone whom you’d like to know better, whether she’s a new acquaintance, a long-time friend or even a partner? Learn conversational techniques to create more openness and connection.

  • Saturday, October 17, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Small-Group Exercises and Practice around Connection-Building Conversations & Questions

    Please attend the earlier session if you wish to take part in this one!

  • Tuesday, October 20, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Creating a Dating and/or Partnership Vision

    Small-group discussions and exercises to help you get clear on the kind of dating that best fits for you,  and specifics about your ultimate relationship vision.​

  • Saturday, October 24, 12:00-1:30 pm

    Class: Strengthening Your Emotional Literacy and Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional literacy and intelligence increase your personal power, and help you build loving, cooperative relationships of all kinds. Learn key skills for understanding your own emotions, regulating your emotional states, and expressing your emotions productively, as well as listening empathetically to the emotions of others.

  • Saturday, October 24, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Small-Group Discussions and Exercises to Help You Strengthen Your Emotional Intelligence and Literacy

    Please attend the earlier session if you wish to take part in this one!

  • Monday, October 26, 5:00-7:00 pm

    SPECIAL LESBIAN SEX CLASS: Queer Sexuality and Kink

    Free to Advanced Academy members, $25 to others

    Join us for a lively evening as CGA Director Ruth Schwartz interviews Caress Fitch about sexuality and kink! Caress is co-founder of Mindful Passions International and a proud Black, queer, disabled, non-monogamous leathergirl who advocates for the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Poly, Kink, and Disabled communities in every aspect of her life and work.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Best Practices for Online Dating

    Small-group discussions around common online dating questions and challenges, including: what kinds of photos attract or turn off other women? How can you craft a profile that makes someone want to respond? What works and doesn’t in terms of reaching out to others? What are the best ways to be in contact as you start to get to know someone? How can you be sure she’s being truthful?

  • Saturday, October 31, 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    SPECIAL EVENT: Connection Salon and Virtual Party!

    Come share an afternoon of authentic connection, small-group conversation, music and positive intention directed toward the upcoming U.S. presidential election and earth changes.

  • Saturday, October 31, 5:00-6:30 pm

    NO EVENT TONIGHT. Happy Halloween!

NOVEMBER 2020

  • Tuesday, November 3, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Making Peace with the Past to Create a New Future

    Since U.S. election results won’t be available for days, we’ll gather tonight for small-group discussions and exercises around making peace with the past (primarily person, but also collective, if you choose), to open space for the future we truly want.

  • Saturday, November 7, 12:00-1:30 pm

    Class: Using Conflict to Build Intimacy: The SCORE Process

    Many women say that Conscious Girlfriend’s own SCORE Process has made a huge difference in their ability to work with their triggers, avoid painful fights and excess processing, and improve all kinds of relationships. This class will cover the key skills involved in SCORE.

  • Saturday, November 7, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Small-group Practice on the SCORE Process

    Learning a new skill (or even hearing about it multiple times) won’t make much difference unless you integrate it, practice it, work its edges and make it your own! This is a chance to do that. (Please attend the earlier session if you wish to take part in this one!)

  • Tuesday, November 10, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Group: Healing Internalized Homophobia and Shame

    Since all of us live in a homophobic culture, we’ve all got internalized homophobia. Join us for small-group discussions and exercises to help you fully accept and celebrate yourself as a lesbian or queer woman (or a woman who loves women, or wants to!)

Want even more depth? Consider the Advanced Academy option. 

Before starting the Academy, Conscious Girlfriend was best-known for our life-changing class, The Roadmap to Conscious Lesbian Dating & Lasting Love.

 

In the past, this course was only available two or three times per year,

and took place over 12 weeks, with 7 group coaching calls.

Many women said that was just too fast. 

 

Now the Roadmap has a new, more accessible format!

 

If you choose the Advanced Academy option, you’ll get access to all 12 of the Roadmap modules, which include audios and written worksheets.

 

Plus, you'll be able to attend a 2-hour group coaching call every month for 12 months. During those calls, we'll do role-plays focused on your specific concerns, and you'll get personal coaching. 

 

Best of all, instead of having to rush through the Roadmap class

in just 12 weeks, you’ll be supported with the material for a whole year.

 

The Roadmap course is exactly what it sounds like:

an experiential and skills-based map to ready you for a relationship, 

guide you through conscious dating,

help you build clarity and confidence,

and support you in developing the skills for long-term partnership. 

 

Now, let me introduce you to a few women who took the Roadmap, 

and got life-changing results...

 

  • Lucy's Story

    Lucy was in her 40s and had come out after a long marriage to a man. She had only had one relationship with a woman, and it ended badly.  She knew some women would rule her out because she had two kids at home, and, especially because of her kids, she was really picky.

     

    So she doubted there was really someone out there for her, but she took the Roadmap anyway... and it gave her the clarity and confidence she needed.

     

    Within just a few months of finishing the Roadmap, Lucy met an amazing woman (on Tinder, of all places!) They have now been domestic partners for several years. Lucy's new partner adores her kids, and they post amazing pictures on Facebook of their family vacations. 

     

    This is how magic works: Lucy hates to cook, and among the many other qualities she wanted in a partner, she really hoped to find someone who would cook for her. Guess what? The woman she met is a chef!

     

    Lucy wrote to me:

     

    Taking the Roadmap really allowed me to focus on putting out into the universe what I wanted quite specifically. I put into my dating profile things I might not have before taking your course, and looked for specific traits I knew I needed, that I didn't know about before. I believe that was a big factor into why I even found her.  She really is what I have been looking for.   I was one of those women over 40 that wondered if finding the right partner was even possible at this age. Now I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.

  • Elizabeth's Story

    Elizabeth was in her 50s and gun-shy. She had a history of being attracted to partners who were not emotionally safe for her.

     

    She took the Roadmap class and also did 1:1 coaching with me, so we could rewire her attraction patterns.  (Yes, this is doable!)

     

    The Roadmap helped her realize that she actually got turned on by women who felt dangerous to her. This is not uncommon. But though danger felt sexy, it definitely didn't lead to happy relationships. 

     

    After we’d been coaching for a few months, and Elizabeth dated a few women who fit the old pattern, she met a woman at a party and noticed that something different was happening. There was chemistry and she could actually see that this woman was good for her, too. 

     

    Some bumps came up early on, and the Roadmap helped Elizabeth and her new girlfriend get through them and stay centered. Now they’re married and have been together for five years. They're local, so sometimes I run into them around town, and Elizabeth always introduces me as “the dating coach who made this possible for me.”

     

    Of course, the truth is that she made it possible for herself. But I'm really glad that the Roadmap helped her do that. 

  • Jeanette's Story

    Jeanette was in her 60s, and had been single for a very long time. She was nervous about dating, didn't feel comfortable dating online, yet knew she didn't want to be alone forever, either. She felt stuck.

     

    The Roadmap class helped her realize that she wasn't alone; there were actually many other women in similar situations. This helped her release her shame. Next, she worked on healing some unsettled emotions from her last relationship, since she realized they were getting in her way.

     

    Then Jeanette created her online profile, and started meeting women. There were a number of disappointments and awkward conversations at first, but the support of the Roadmap helped her keep at it. After about a year, she met Dena, and they clicked and have been together ever since. Now Jeanette credits the Roadmap with helping her have the confidence to seek -- and find -- a new love (and also work through challenges as they come up.) "It's really never too late," Jeanette says happily.

     

  • Tiffany's Story

    Tiffany was in her 20s, and very shy. She had grown up in a religious family, and had a lot of trouble accepting herself as queer. She had come out to only one friend, who promptly rejected her.

     

    But the Roadmap class helped her build a community of loving, accepting lesbian and queer women friends (and big sisters, mothers, aunties and lesbian grandmothers!)

     

    Tiffany took the Roadmap class twice, and over time, she came out of her shell. She began attending the LGBTQ group at her college, then started using the lesbian dating apps. Soon she made some queer friends her own age. Then, after a few months, one of them suggested they become girlfriends.

     

    Tiffany wrote me, “When I started the class, I was so isolated and couldn’t imagine how I could ever live a real life as the person I am. It seemed impossible. Truthfully I just reached out from desperation. Now I have friends, a girlfriend, and so much more self-acceptance. I honestly think the Roadmap saved my life.” 

I could go on… and on… and on.

 

These four stories are just a handful of the amazing transformations I have been privileged to witness in women who took the Roadmap course -- women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and yes, 70s too.

 

There's no upper or lower age limit on healthy love. 

And the Roadmap will help you prepare for that love, and find it.

 

To get access to the 12-module Roadmap Class and monthly group coaching sessions, choose the Advanced Member option. 

Which Academy Option is Right For You?

*Can't afford regular Academy rates? We know times are tough, and we want the Academy to be accessible -- so a limited number of scholarships are available. 

Email Ruth@ConsciousGirlfriend.com to inquire. 

And if you can afford regular tuition, please support the Academy by paying it! Thanks!

Full Academy

$99/mo.

Or pay only $58/month when you sign up for a full year at $697! 

Come to any or all of our monthly offerings!

8 Connection Groups + 4 Skills Classes per month (Skills Class recordings available, too)

Private Facebook Group for Academy Members

 

PDF Copy of the book Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love

 

Advanced

Member

$1297/yr.

Save $491 when you pay in full for the year! Or choose

12 pay - $149/mo.

All the Benefits of Full Academy Membership, PLUS... 

 

Access to our comprehensive 12-module course, the Roadmap to Conscious Lesbian Dating & Lasting Love, plus

 

A 2-hour group coaching call each month, exclusively for Advanced members (includes role-playing, laser coaching, and other opportunities to integrate the material more deeply) plus

 

A Private Facebook Group just for Roadmappers (along with the private Academy Facebook group)

Just the Skills 

$49/mo.

Or pay only $33/month when you sign up for a full year at $397! 

Come to any or all of our 4 Skills Classes per month (recordings available)

Private Facebook Group for Academy Members

 

PDF Copy of the book Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love

Your Heart is Worth It. 

I hope reading this page has helped you develop more hope about your love life! 

Here's the thing: lesbians and queer women are courageous and powerful, and our relationships can be the very best relationships on the planet.

 

But because two women can bond so deeply and quickly, our relationships can also go bad fast -- if you don't choose a partner wisely, or don't have the skill, compassion and self-awareness to navigate conflicts when they arise. That's why the Academy helps you build those skills, and also connect with other women who share the commitment to conscious relationships.

 

Painful lesbian relationships are unfortunately common.

And over time, some women actually get scared of relationships because of bad experiences.

But it doesn't have to be that way!

 

You deserve happy, healthy love (and great sex, too!) And you can learn to choose the right partner, and also be the right partner.

 

There aren't many places where women who love women can learn, other than the "school of hard knocks." That's why the Academy was born.

We are here to support women who value growth. 

 

And meanwhile, you can have fun, make friends and maybe even find someone to date! A number of couples have formed already within our amazing community :)

 

Dip your toe in the water with a Skills-Only Membership, get 3X more learning and connection with a full membership, or fully commit yourself to change with an Advanced/Roadmap Membership.

The choice is yours.

Free, Non-Official Community Offerings 

 

Some wonderful Academy members have volunteered to lead the free groups and classes below. Although they are not official Conscious Girlfriend Academy offerings, they are additional chances to meet, learn, have fun, and connect! All aspiring Conscious Girlfriends are welcome! Paid Academy membership is not required, but we do ask that you be committed to being conscious, compassionate, curious and confidential, along with honoring other Conscious Girlfriend policies.  

 

All Community Offerings will meet at this Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83907388812 

 

Group Leader contact info is at the very bottom of this page.

SEPTEMBER Free Community Offerings

All Community Offerings will meet at this Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83907388812 

 

WEDNESDAY, September 23, 5:30-7:00 pm PST

Group: SoulShare - Sisterhood of Deep Empathy 5:30pm-7pm PST with Adri Tucker

Come see your Conscious Girlfriends, share what’s on your heart, give and receive deep listening. Join for community and empathy. We’ll form a sisterhood of attentive ears and tender hearts. Leave feeling lighter and more connected.​

 

SATURDAY, September 26, 10:30am-11:30am PST

Group: Conscious Girlfriend Recovery Breakout with Lori J.

Mixed 12-step-based group for all lesbians or queer women who are in recovery, or are recovery-curious. WEEKLY

 

 

SUNDAY, September 27, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm PST (come at 4:30 for optional social time!)

Group: Introduction to Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love Book Study with Lori J.

Reading the CLDL book aloud will resume October 4. For now, this group will meet continue meeting as an introduction to book study! Open to all women who want to read the CLDL book aloud together. A free PDF of the book is available to CGA members in the Member Portal, and the book is also available in hard copy or for Kindle on Amazon and from other online booksellers. 

 

WEDNESDAY, September 30, 5:00-7:00 pm PST

CGA Open Mic!

Join us for this amazing monthly event filled with talented musicians, poets, writers, improv artists and more, all part of the CGA community and invited women-loving-women guests! Hosted by Misha Safran, this is a safe, fun and compassionate atmosphere in which to take risks and let yourself be seen. Come cheer your community members on in their talents AND/OR reserve a slot for yourself in advance by emailing misha@safranconsulting.com 

 

OCTOBER COMMUNITY OFFERINGS

All Community Offerings will meet at this Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83907388812 

 

SUNDAY, October 4, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm PST (4:30-5:00 is optional social time!)

Group: Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love Book Study with Lori J. and other members

Open to all women who want to read the CLDL book aloud together. A free PDF of the book is available to CGA members in the Member Portal, and the book is also available in hard copy or for Kindle on Amazon and from other online booksellers. WEEKLY THRU OCTOBER, then will convert to a closed group!

 

SUNDAY, October 11, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm PST

Group: Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love Book Study with Lori J.

Open to all women who want to read the CLDL book aloud together. A free PDF of the book is available to CGA members in the Member Portal, and the book is also available in hard copy or for Kindle on Amazon and from other online booksellers. WEEKLY THRU OCTOBER, then will convert to a closed group!

 

WEDNESDAY, October 14, 5:00pm-6:30PM PST

Creativity in Solitude - with Julie Gieseke

Time alone, whether in a pandemic or as a solitary/single person in life is a unique opportunity to deepen your connection to your creative expression. Join in this experiential and fun gathering for some playful activities to build connection to your creative expression as well as to others.

 

SUNDAY, October 18, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm PST (4:30-5:00 is optional social time!)

Group: Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love Book Study with Lori J. and other members

Open to all women who want to read the CLDL book aloud together. A free PDF of the book is available to CGA members in the Member Portal, and the book is also available in hard copy or for Kindle on Amazon and from other online booksellers. WEEKLY THRU OCTOBER, then will convert to a closed group!

 

SUNDAY, October 25, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm PST (4:30-5:00 is optional social time!)

Group: Conscious Lesbian Dating & Love Book Study with Lori J. and other members

Open to all women who want to read the CLDL book aloud together. A free PDF of the book is available to CGA members in the Member Portal, and the book is also available in hard copy or for Kindle on Amazon and from other online booksellers. WEEKLY THRU OCTOBER, then will convert to a closed group!

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COMMUNITY OFFERING GROUP LEADER CONTACT INFO:

 

Misha Safran is a Heart-String Healer for LBQT Womxn and an Academic Life Coach. https://safran-consulting.mykajabi.com/ or misha@safranconsulting.com

 

Adri Tucker can be reached at atucker2573@gmail.com

 

Jodi Mclaren can be reached at jodi@jodimclaren.com

 

Lori J. can be reached at (619)990-3099.  

 

Julie Gieseke is at www.juliegieseke.com

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