Events, Workshops & Classes

We strive to provide events, classes and workshops that span a broad range of topics and interests. This year, our monthly themes will set the stage for how programming will be focused. Our schedule of events will accommodate busy schedules by providing options for our members to attend in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

Events are exclusively for members of The Coven unless otherwise noted below. Members may register for events through our mobile application and email registration links.


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SATURDAY, MAY 5: ASK THE DOCTOR

10:00 AM  11:30 AM

The doctor is in, and she’s here to share all the things no one tells you about your body. Join us for this casual discussion with Coven founding member and esteemed ObGyn, Dr. Sarah Manneh, MD as she answers all those burning (literally and/or figuratively) questions. This intersectional conversation crosses all generations. She’ll cover everything from living young, wild, free and fertile to living life with no limitations post menopause. With a knack for simplifying even the most complicated healthcare and wellness questions, Dr. Manneh creates comfortable environments for any and all questions.

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MONDAY, MAY 10:

 

HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR

7:00 PM  8:00 PM

Join us for AFlow with Alchemy and a happy hour with Nellie Brau from Haus of Ojas. She’ll be preparing a few types of sipper samples for folks to enjoy while she explains the health benefits of each. You can look forward to the following yummy treats:

Aloe + Rose Refresher: cooling aloe, rose, lime, coconut and a touch of raw honey blend together for a rejuvenating drink

Coconut Matcha Latte: energizing matcha blended with creamy coconut butter offers a balanced start to your AM routine (or mid-day pick-me-up)

Ayurvedic Golden Milk: warming milk infused with turmeric and spices creates a wonderful sipper for the evening hours

Nellie will also be providing the recipes  for members so they can make the drinks at home!

 

TUESDAY, MAY 8: MAMA'S BAILOUT PANEL

Every day, thousands of mothers across the country find themselves trapped in jail and separated from their families simply because they can’t afford to pay bail. Women sit in jail needlessly for days, and at times weeks, for non-violent crimes. The Coven is partnering with NAACP Minneapolis, Black Visions Collective, and the National Bail Out to raise money so local mothers can be released from jail in time for Mother’s Day. Organizations across the country are participating in this movement, making it possible for mothers everywhere to spend their day with the families they love. This event is open to both members and non-members, and welcomes guests of all genders. Donate on our crowdfunding page to secure your ticket to this wonderful panel!

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9: FINDING AND CHOOSING JOY

6:00 PM  7:30 PM

The Coven is thrilled to kick off our partnership with The Activate Network, a network of women of color business owners, entrepreneurs, and total bosses. The Activate Network was founded by Camille Thomas of Fearless Commerce and exudes everything The Coven stands for: an intersectional group of dynamic,  empowering women empowering other women. We are overjoyed to kick off our first monthly session in partnership with the incredible women from Activate Network, please join us in welcoming them warmly to our community.

Often we hang on to things that no longer serve us: relationships, clothing, self-image issues, etc. We cling to who we used to be not because it makes us happy, but because we simply don’t know how to choose differently.

This invigorating session features Char Dobbs, an unstoppable force packaged up in the form of a personal stylist and empowerment coach;  and Vie Boheme, a renaissance woman and performer who’s talent knows no end. Hold space with us as we unpack what it means to find and consciously choose joy in the midst of self-doubt and the pressure to do what’s expected. Take notes as two dynamos share how they’ve learned to challenge the status quo personally and professionally in the name of happiness, self-love, and self-expression.

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SATURDAY, MAY 12: MAMA'S BAILOUT MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION

Wildhive Dance Party: 9:00–10:00am
Open house from 10:00am–1:00pm

Attend the Pre-Mother's Day Celebration at The Coven on Saturday, May 12 . We'll have delicious treats, mini-facials, massages, and other bodywork from some of the Twin Cities' most celebrated healers. We're kicking the morning off with a dance party with Wildhive! Tickets are open to both members and non-members through our iFundWomen page (select "Pre-Mother's Day Celebration at The Coven") and are tax deductible. Proceeds go towards the National Bail Out fund, Black Visions Collective, and the NAACP Mpls. This event is open to the public, so bring all your women and non-binary friends!

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TUESDAY, MAY 15:
LET'S LEAD WITH WENDY WIESMAN

 

8:00 AM  9:30 AM

Now more than ever, the qualities, examples and actions of what it means to lead deserve added emphasis. The activities taking place in our social sphere, the gig economy and lack of attention on leadership behaviors within an organization offer a ripe new foreground of control for performers who not only aim to excel, but lead with passion. Spend time with Wendy Wiesman, former Senior Director of Brand & Engagement Marketing at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, understanding what it takes to lead - regardless of title, status and state of influence.

Walk away from this #LetsLead talk with a stronger understanding of what it means to THINK, ACT and BE the boss. Leave feeling empowered and energized to take your next leadership step - in, or outside of corporate America as we know it today.

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THURSDAY, MAY 17: WELLNESS WARRIORS

6:00 PM  7:00 PM

Sometimes it's challenging to get out of our heads and into our bodies. Bloom & Rose offers a series all about finding your inner warrior. Join co-founders Laura Seabloom and Coven founding member, Stephanie Domrose, as they perform a body connectedness exercise and empowerment activity. This event will end with meditation with essential oils and some reiki energy work.

This event is a preview of Bloom & Rose new series they're launching that helps YOU define and write YOUR story. This sneak peek is not without treats. Attend this event for a chance to win a free warrior card deck!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23: SELF CARE AS A RITUAL 

8:00 AM  9:00 AM

There’s a lot of buzz about “self-care” and how it can help you navigate everyday stresses. But, what does self-care really mean? And how are you supposed to find time for it? The “Self-Care As Ritual” session dispels myths about the self-care trend while giving you ideas on how to get started (and sustain) meaningful self-care. You’ll learn about ancient self-care rituals, like garshana (dry-brushing), self ahbyanga (hot oil massage), and nadi shodhan pranayama (alternate nostril breathing), but we’ll also discuss radically simple ways to take care of yourself (like going to the bathroom when you need to, drinking water, and making time for nourishing meals). In our fast-paced, high-demand culture, the creation of self-care rituals (both involved and simple) allows us to thrive and show up as the best versions of ourselves. If you’re in need of inspiration and grounding when it comes to your own daily rhythms, this session is for you.


Themes for 2018

Each month at The Coven has a theme, and many of our events and workshops are designed to bring this theme to life. Members enjoy a variety of programming opportunities throughout the year.

 

March

Female Empowerment
Our inaugural month will focus on on finding your voice and pursuing your ambitions.

April

Money Month
Celebrate tax season by taking control over your personal finances and managing funds in your professional life.

May

Body Positivity
Fall in love with yourself all over again through events focused on your mental and physical wellbeing.

June

The Coven x Communities
Gain an even deeper appreciation for our dynamic hometown by learning more about local communities.

July

Gratitude
Practice appreciation on a deeper level this month through meditation, community giving, and more.

August

New Beginnings
Find out what the next chapter of your life might be, and learn how to successfully navigate major life transitions.

September

Change Makers
Uncover new ways to create positive change in your life, and meet people who have accomplished extraordinary feats. 

October

Merry Witchmas
Create some magic for yourself and others through modern healing practices and deep spiritual exploration.

November

Self-Care & Wellness
As we move into the holiday season, take some time to focus on you. Enjoy classes and workshops focused on taking better care of yourself, so you can become the best version of yourself.

December

Creativity & Spirituality
Uncover new opportunities for creative expression and spiritual exploration. Programming will feature lectures and workshops that will help you color and explore outside the lines.