As we enter a season emphasizing gratitude, let’s cultivate our own practice of gratefulness.
We can’t think of a better time to set our own personal intentions entering this season. In times of increased stress and tension around us, how might we enter and cultivate our own hopeful, grateful heart?
Join us with author and ambassador of Grateful Living, Kristi Nelson, and explore ways to bring a grateful orientation to the terrain of your body, mind, relationships, and the larger world. Kristi teaches grateful living as a moment-to-moment practice that—even amidst difficulty—allows you to access more unconditional experiences of well-being, love, joy, and belonging. We will pair Kristi’s talk with a heart-centered, LivFree power down yoga practice led by Liz, followed by a Wake Up Grateful book signing with the author. Copies of Wake Up Grateful will be for sale during the event.
Cost: $30 Donation to the Open Pantry in Springfield, providing access to food with respect and dignity
About Kristi Nelson, Author and ambassador of Grateful Living
Kristi Nelson, Ambassador of Grateful Living, is the author of Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted. She served as Executive Director at Grateful Living from 2014 – 2022. Her life’s work in the non-profit sector has focused on leading, inspiring, and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. Being a long-time stage IV cancer survivor moves her every day to support others in living and loving with great fullness of heart.
In 2001 — after five years leading a regional Women’s Fund — Kristi founded a values-based fundraising consulting/coaching company, and in this capacity worked with organizations such as Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Spirit in Action, Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Wisdom 2.0, and The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, among others. Since then she has been founding Director of Soul of Money Institute with Lynne Twist, Director of Development at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Director of Development and Community Relations for the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.
Kristi received her BA from UMass/Amherst, a graduate certificate in Business and Sociology from Boston College, and her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Leadership Studies, from Harvard University.