Our Gratitude for You

People are suffering - and they are not able to fully devote themselves to solving their problems because of the busyness in their lives.

Hello Friends!

Are you ready for another week of learning and joining at the Academy for Personal Development? We are! – And we are finally ready to offer our new week-long coaching experience: INTENSE FOCUS. We created this program for both individuals and couples.

Please see the front page of our website for details.


Beginning Next Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30PM, we will present the first of nine sessions focusing on the Enneagram. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for deeper self-understanding and connection with others.

Each session is $10 and will give you a wealth of information to apply directly to your life.


One thought that has been on our minds lately is the importance of coming together with others in a spirit of acceptance for those with whom we are joining and ourselves.

We have many...

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Introducing Terry Talbot

Yoga can deliver relaxation in place of stress and insight in place of negativity, bringing you into the present moment.
~ Terry Talbot

Hello Dear Friends!

We appreciate all of the WONDERFUL instructors who are teaching at our Academy for Personal Development. Over the next few months, we will be highlighting each one of them. This week, we would like you to meet one of our yoga instructors: TERRY TALBOT. Terry teaches her gentle yoga class every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 to 10AM.

Here’s what Terry says about her class:

“Yoga is a time-honored system for engendering a sense of vitality, well-being, and peace.  My classes are small (maximum about 8 people) and no experience is necessary. Yoga can deliver relaxation in place of stress and insight in place of negativity, bringing you into the present moment. In addition, yoga can provide the changes you need where it counts.  Each class is gentle and also focuses on breath work. I am grateful to have...

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Check-In

We receive but what we give.
~ Samuel Taylor Cole

Hello Friends! 

As always, we have many classes taking place in the Yellow Room. Please see our listing for the week at the bottom of this email. Don’t forget, Terry Talbot offers yoga every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9AM. And Jeffrey Turre is still coming in each week to teach his amazing Qi Gong class on Tuesdays at 5PM! 

Today, we want to talk with you about the importance of checking-in with ourselves throughout the day. With all that goes on in life that draws our attention, it can be very easy to become distracted from ourselves.

When our focus is continually drawn to our external world, we lose touch with our own feelings and values. As we shift our focus towards our inner experience of life, we discover our true reaction to our outer stimuli. What are we feeling? What’s important to us in this moment and do we have clarity about what is going on inside us, or do we need to take some time for some...

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More Yoga and Gong Meditation Coming to the Yellow Room!

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Love . . . is the law of Our Being
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Hello friends,

We hope you are all doing well this week!

February brings lots of love and a new calendar, featuring some new classes. Please click here to download a printable Academy for Personal Development calendar for this month.

Here are the highlights:

This month, we will be conducting a 4-week Intensive NVC Review in our Clear Communication ADVANCED (Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:15PM). If you have ever attended our Tuesday night program in the past and you want to brush up on your NVC skills, this will be a great opportunity for you. Mark your calendars - in March and April we will be diving into the Enneagram!

Beginning THIS THURSDAY, Kim St. Germain will be offering yoga and gong meditations in the Yellow Room! Unwinding with Yoga will be on Thursdays from 5 to 6PM, and Saturdays from 9 to 9:45AM. Her Gong Meditations will be on Saturdays from 10 to 10:45AM.

Grieving Together is back at a new time and date! Join us THIS...

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This Week at the Academy

Hello Everyone, 

We hope you are doing well on this very wintry day here in Western Colorado!

It’s hard to believe that we are in our last week of January. We’ve had a wonderful month and are already looking forward to more going on in February.

Our monthly Grieving Together gathering begins Friday evening, February 7, from 6 to 8PM. This will be an appetizer/dessert potluck and our goal for this group is to create friendship and connection that extends beyond the monthly meetings. To sustain the Yellow Room, this offering will be $10. 

Also, on Saturday, February 15, from 1 to 4PM, our friend Becky Zook will be holding her 3-Hour SoulCollage Class. SoulCollage is a powerful, enlightening intuitive collage process for self-discovery and community. By participating in the class, you will be creating an atmosphere of support, self-acceptance, and personal empowerment, all in a fun, creative way! The class is $45 (cash or check) and you can register with Becky by...

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Don't Give Up on Yourself

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Hello dear friends!

We are looking forward to seeing you all again this week!

Some quick reminders: Last Tuesday’s Clear Communication BASICS class at Noon was wonderful. If you missed Session One, don’t worry, there is still plenty to learn and room for more to join us. Additionally, we have our Clear Communication ADVANCED class at 6:30PM on Tuesdays as well. Grieving Together is also coming up on the first Friday of February from 6 to 8PM. We’ll keep you posted on that so you can get the word out to family and friends who might benefit from that group. 

This week, we’d like to talk with you about not giving up on yourself.

Many times in our coaching, we have the experience of new clients coming in and wanting so desperately to change their circumstances. They will do “anything” to repair their relationships or change the way they have conducted their lives.

Fortunately, many see progress within just a few...

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Clear Communication BASICS Begins Tuesday at NOON!

Hello Everyone!

We hope your week is off to a great start! We are excited for another week of learning and growing together.

Tuesday, January 14, from Noon to 1:15PM, we will begin a new series of our Clear Communication BASICS - and we are really looking forward to it!

In all of our work, our goal is to help people create happy and peaceful lives. Communication is a huge part of life, and when our relationships are not what we would like them to be, it is extremely difficult to have a happy and peaceful life. A new way of communicating and connecting with yourself and others IS POSSIBLE and our class will be a great resource for you.

In our Clear Communication BASICS class, we learn to communicate consciously, rather than relying on the old programming we have developed during our childhoods and throughout our lives. Further, the tools we learn can be used at work, with our families, friends, and children!

If you have been part of our Clear Communication BASICS in the past, you are...

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January 2020 in the Yellow Room

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New year, new month, new calendar. Click here to download January's calendar.

Also - new group! Beginning this Wednesday from 5:30 to 6PM we will be joining with others to share our experiences with The Presence Process. Beginning Meditation with LaVaun will now be at 7PM.

In addition, what before was our weekly Clear Communication class will now be Clear Communication ADVANCED.

Learning the Nonviolent Communication model is very helpful when it comes to communication, but there are also other factors that affect how we relate to one another. If we haven't fully healed our past or if we don't understand the default strategies of our personality type, for example, we bring each of these aspects into every interaction.

Both of us have had a lot of training in different modalities and are lifelong students. Our goal is to bring all that we have learned and share it with you! The time for Clear Communication ADVANCED is still Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 to...

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Start Your New Year in the Yellow Room

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Hello Dear Ones,

Happy New Year to you! We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are ready to make 2020 your best year yet! We have a lot going on in the Yellow Room already this month.


Please review our new Weekly Schedule:


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8:30 to 9:30AM – ACIM Facebook LIVE - Coffee and the Course with Annette and Ada (FREE)


8:30 to 9:30AM – ACIM Facebook LIVE - Coffee and the Course with Annette and Ada (FREE)

9 to 10AM – Yoga with Terry Talbot ($10)

Noon to 1:30PM – Clear Communication BASICS with Annette and Ada - Begins January 14 - ($80 for 8 weeks or $10/week)

5 to 6PM – Qi Gong with Dr. Jeffrey Turre ($10)

6:30 to 8:15PM – Clear Communication ADVANCED with Annette and Ada - Current Series: The Work by Byron Katie ($10)


8:30 to 9:30AM – ACIM Facebook LIVE - Coffee and...

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