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Sun, Jan 30


6 Session Online Workshop Series

Opening to Belonging: A Compassionate Listening & Movement Series with Kathleen Coyne & Eda Ertan

Deepen your understanding of compassion, human dignity, and forgiveness in this six-session series, focusing on gentle movement and deep listening as a foundation for belonging.

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Opening to Belonging: A Compassionate Listening & Movement Series with Kathleen Coyne & Eda Ertan
Opening to Belonging: A Compassionate Listening & Movement Series with Kathleen Coyne & Eda Ertan

Time & Location

Jan 30, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

6 Session Online Workshop Series

About The Event

Opening to Belonging: Deepening Into Compassionate Listening Practice

A Compassionate Listening & Movement Series with Kathleen Coyne & Eda Ertan

Sundays, January 30 - March 6, 2022

(Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, & Mar 6)

10am - 1pm PT | 11am - 2pm MT | 12pm - 3pm CT | 1pm - 4pm ET

All ticket prices are in USD.

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." —Mother Theresa

Compassionate listening is a way to be ‘alive to’ our belonging to ourselves, our families, our communities, and the planet as a whole. This course will offer you the opportunity to experience community in its most expansive form and offers opportunities to listen deeply to what our ancestors, people in other parts of the globe, the natural world, and future generations are asking of us. Opening to our belonging through time and space, we can begin to explore how to engage our wisdom and healing capacity to respond to what future generations ask of us, to become ‘good ancestors.’

This six-session course will include:

  • Deepening practice with core compassionate listening skills
  • An introduction to the relationship between compassion, human dignity, and forgiveness
  • An exploration of listening as a foundation for belonging for all people of the world and the healing of trauma experienced by humanity and the natural world
  • Practice in holding compassion for our ancestors and the historic narratives that have shaped our world
  • An introduction to compassionate listening in the natural world - listening to our brothers and sisters of the forests, animal life, water, and sky
  • Opportunities to open our hearts to listen with compassion to future generations
  • Compassionate Movement practice will be incorporated into each session to help us ground somatically and activate the ‘inner healer.’

Event Details

This online course will be held on Zoom. It is highly experiential and welcomes your full presence, participation, and commitment to show up without distraction. Your presence at each and every session is important to the community and to your learning.   In order to make the most of your experience and support others' learning and engagement, please:

  • Plan to arrive in a quiet distraction-free environment, fully present and available to experience the workshop
  • Connect to the event using a device that has full video and audio capability;
  • Bring a yoga mat or alternative and, if you have mobility issues of any sort, let us know so we can make the compassionate movement component work for you.

If you require any accommodations to attend, including physical limitations around viewing screens or having your video on, please contact us before the first session so that we can plan accordingly.

After registration and payment, you will receive a registration confirmation, welcome email and a package of support material. Please add us ( to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive all course access information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Looking forward to meeting you in the circle!


The cost for this workshop series is $250 USD. A limited number of $150 USD tickets are available for those who require financial assistance in order to attend. $350 USD tickets are also available for those who would like to support others' attendance.

We are committed to accessibility and sincerely desire for all who wish to attend our workshops to be able to do so, regardless of financial means. Please submit a scholarship request if finances are a barrier to your participation.

Your generous donations make our scholarship program possible. If you have the means, please consider donating to our scholarship fund to enable others to attend who otherwise would not be able to do so.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event date will receive a tuition credit which may be used towards any future Compassionate Listening course or workshop.

Please note that due to the container of trust which participants begin to build with one another early in the course, as well as the cumulative nature of the curriculum, we request that participants make every effort to attend the first session. Should unforeseen circumstances prevent this, your registration will be canceled and your funds may be applied as credit toward a future course. Please contact us before the course begins in order to receive a credit.


Kathleen Coyne | Vancouver, British Columbia

Kathleen Coyne is a certified Compassionate Listening facilitator and community development practitioner with a lifetime of commitment to inclusive, equitable community. Throughout her career as a community development researcher, facilitator, and educator, Kathleen has been inspired by the incredible healing potential generated when people get to know their neighbours and their world in a deep and openhearted way and commit to learning from and with each other. In offering Compassionate Listening courses, Kathleen’s focus is on supporting individuals, families, and communities to connect and grow in ways that are respectful of each other, our shared history, and the land we have been invited to steward.  It is her heartfelt belief that when people really listen to each other, they begin to open to the healing our planet needs. Learn more about Kathleen’s experience here

Eda Ertan | Vancouver, British Columbia

Eda Ertan is the Founder of Quantum Care and the designer and facilitator of its unique Wellness & Movement Coaching Program, Compassionate Movement practice, and Sufi Yoga & Meditation Classes. Ertan professionally and personally commits to holistic health, interfaith spiritual practices, social and environmental justice, and mindful living as a way to live life wholeheartedly while practicing and teaching the concept of ‘Activating the Healer Within’. Ertan holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Psychology with a focus on Human Development and Healthy Aging. She has been working with adults, older adults, and marginalized populations for the last decade as a Community Development Specialist and Health & Wellness Program Designer. Eda collaborates with Compassionate Listening courses and designs tailored movement and meditation sequences to guide participants through a journey of internal reflections, self-discovery, and deep integration in alignment with the course’s curriculum. Learn more about Eda here.


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