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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Thank You!

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Hello Dear Ones,

We want to express our appreciation to each one of you for being in our lives this past year. Since this will be our last week together until the new year, and as we look back at all that has transpired during 2019, we are filled with gratitude for all we have learned and all of our experiences with our clients, class participants, and colleagues.

This Tuesday, December 17, we will have our last Clear Communication class for 2019. We will be making some changes to this class in January, so come join us tomorrow evening at 6:30pm for a night of learning and sharing - and hearing some of our news. 

This Thursday, December 19, will be our last Dialogues with Annette and Ada for the year as well. This group is for spiritual seekers who are interested in learning A Course in Miracles and also sharing and learning from other sources that teach the same message of love, acceptance, and healing. If you share this vision, please feel free to join us at 6:30pm!


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Two New Classes Coming to the Academy in January!

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Workbook Lesson 1 Begins January 1, 2020


Hello Friends!

Since the first day we opened the doors to our Academy for Personal Development, through all our classes and personal coaching our mission has been inclusion, experiential education, and kindness.

In 2019, we offered eight classes: Clear Communication, Clear Communication BASICS, Grieving Together, Dialogues, and our daily Facebook LIVE “Coffee and the Course," taught by us. Qi Gong, Yoga, and Meditation, taught by members of the Grand Junction community who are aligned with our mission.

We are excited to announce that in January 2020 we will be adding two more classes: THE PRESENCE PROJECT and MASTER CLASS! We will be teaching both of these classes.

Beginning January 8, 2020, from 6 to 7PM, THE PRESENCE PROJECT will begin. This class will focus on supporting those who are working through Michael Brown’s book, ...

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Kindness Creates Connection

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Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
~ Eric Hoffer

Hello Friends!

We hope you are all doing well and are looking forward to a beautiful month of December with friends and family.

Today, we would like to share a brief reminder about kindness. For many, December is a month of celebration, joining, and sharing. It can also be a month of stress, over-scheduling, and financial worry. Sometimes, our stress can get the better of us, and we forget to be kind – yet kindness is the key to enjoying life.

What does kindness look like?

Among other ways, we show kindness when we:

  • Greet those we meet with sincerity. We inquire how they are doing and actually wait to hear their response, caring about their answer.
  • Create connection through our smile.
  • Show courtesy for others by opening the door for them, not pushing our way into the checkout line, waiting our turn, and acknowledging the presence of those around us.
  • Thank our hosts and express our appreciation....
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
~ W. Clement Stone

We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! You are all so very important to us, and we are grateful to have you in our lives.

Hopefully, we will see some of you tomorrow for Qi Gong at 5pm and Clear Communication at 6:30pm.

The following events are cancelled this week:

  • Yoga with Terry on Tuesday and Thursday morning
  • Meditation with LaVaun on Wednesday evening
  • Grieving Together on Thursday afternoon
  • Dialogues with Annette and Ada on Thursday evening

Next week, we will be back with a full schedule – and will be sending out our December calendar on Monday.

Love to all,
Annette and Ada

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