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Upcoming Communiversity Sessions!


Women Writing for the Fun of It!

Starts Next Thursday, April 22nd!



Are your heart and soul filled with untold stories?

Do you long to write, but never get around to it?
Are your creative juices simmering below the surface, yearning for written expression?This group is focused on the joy of creative expression.

Diverse prompts for surprise, interest and curiosity.
Write in any format: poetry, fiction, autobiographical, nonfiction.
No critiquing – ever!
No experience necessary.
Share if you want.


Dates: 4 weeks – Thursdays, April 22nd to May 13th

Time: 4 – 6 pm Mountain time

Cost: $95 (20% of the fee goes to Shadowcliff)

Limited space: Maximum of 8 women

Where: Zoom online


Krystala Kalil, Facilitator

Krystala Kalil holds an M.A. in Psychology and Counseling, and an M.A. in Human Development. She is a former psychotherapist.
Krystala is currently an educator, and founder of igniting Powerful Women. She has facilitated writing groups for women for several years.







How "isms" Impact Our Journeys

Sunday, April 25. 2pmMST



There are many ways that labels, prejudices and stereotypes create barriers between us and affect our journeys. We see these in our society, our workplaces, and in ourselves. Shadowcliff has always prioritized space for refuge, reflection and healing — and we believe that exploring these challenges (or "isms") in community with one another is a healthy step in creating positive change from the inside, out.
This Communiversity session is a joint effort with Shadowcliff's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion task force and will be co-facilitated by Ivy Summer and Ariana Friedlander. Conversation and interaction will be encouraged, (so be ready to share!) but we also expect all participants to come prepared to listen with openness and respect. Please join us by registering online!



Ivy Summer, Co-Faciliator
"From your workforce, content, or your customer base to your daily interactions – if you aren’t sure how to start incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) into various aspects of your life, and you want to commit to making an intergenerational impact in business and beyond, Ivy is your go-to."








Ariana Friedlander, Co-Facilitator
"Ariana Friedlander, MPA, is an organizational anthropologist, a leadership development expert and an author. She is the founder and principal of Rosabella Consulting and has over 18 years of experience in fostering positive change within organizations and companies of all shapes and sizes."



In case you missed it...view recordings of past Communiversity sessions here!


"Master of Noods"

with Ivy Summers, Shadowcliff Staff 2014


Print Isn’t Dead! How to Publish, from Start to Finish“

with Tina Casagrand, Volunteer


Disappearing Cultures in the Ecuador Amazon”

with Gabo Vidal, Former Staff


An Introduction to Journaling and Mindfulness”

with Ariana Friedlander, Board Chair


“Scottish Traditional Music Comes to Shadowcliff”

with the Lean Family, Former Staff


“Studio Tour: WoodSong Studio Custom Furniture” 

with Kelly Parker, Volunteer


“Get Your Kraut on! How to make your own kraut!”

with Emily Cesca, General Manager


“Kombucha 101”

with Liv Morrow, Volunteer


“How to fold a fitted sheet and other life lessons from Shadowcliff”

with Skelley Warren, Board Member


“Freelancing in the Wild”

with Luke McKinney, Past Guest


“Discovering the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail”

with Andrea Kurth, CDTC



with Brandon Goober, 2020 On-site Caretaker
with Harvey Stone, Past Group Speaker
with Kelly Yarbrough, Board Member


with Michael Dorosh, Group Leader, Board Member


“The History of Boating on Grand Lake”

with Ken Fucik, Grand Lake Partner