In Good Standing
Committed Group - Online​

with Kathy Altman & Joseph Machado

Our changing world is shaping us and in turn, we are shaping it. Think issues of gender, race, politics, policies, health and well-being. Standing up is not a one-time event – it takes fortitude. In relationships, at work, in conversation, with our own habits, we are called to stand up again and again in matters big and small. Often we have to stand alone. And anyone who has been in a long-term relationship (parent, friend, child, partner) knows the power of learning the right moment to “stand down” when conflicts arise.
So how do we embody this necessary practice?

In this committed group, we will mine the innate wisdom of our bodies to investigate:

  • Where are we (or not) in good standing with ourselves and our intimates?

  • What do we stand for?

  • Who do we stand behind, beside?

  • Where are we afraid to stand up?

  • What won’t we stand for anymore?

  • How do we stand our ground when the ground is shaking?

  • How do we speak to be heard and listen to be revealed?


Let’s ask the questions together and listen for the answers.


Joseph Machado, a public school educator, and Kathy Altman will be co leading this program. Participation will be limited and attendance at all five (5) dates is essential.

January 29 – Standing Tall 
February 26 – Standing Up 
April 2 – Standing Back and Down 
April 30 – Standing With 
May 28 – Where We Stand

Saturdays - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

In addition to the daylong events, the following elements will be included:
*Monthly inquiries to investigate with other participants
*Selected readings and videos to deepen our study  

Fee: $795
         $740 if registered prior to January 7, 2022

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This group is by application only.

For an application or if you have any questions, please contact Nicole Vink at