The Experience

A skills based workshop integrating head & heart

In this 2 hour workshop you will investigate the impact of stress and learn tools to promote balance internally and externally.

This world is moving fast. Increasing demands on our time leave us stressed and out of balance. Our modern culture has been based on competitively and externally motivating one another to perform. This results in self-criticism, traps of comparison, stress, and anxiety.  Come investigate an alternative with me.

This workshop will focus on cultivating wholeness in our modern world. You will learn skills to maintain your energy, power, and ease through the lens of  Self-Compassion: the act of treating yourself with deep kindness. Research shows that self-compassion frees up energy you can direct towards living a vital life. It promotes healthy connection and is a significant motivator, increasing your courage to take risks and try new things. Not only will this impact your personal well-being; it will also improve relationships with partners, children, parents, colleagues…the list goes on.

The first part of this workshop will be a collaborative, lecture based format defining self-compassion and addressing why and how you might implement it into your everyday life (we will talk about the science of the heart!) You will learn evidence based tools to transform your internal dialogue & promote a feeling of security and wholeness. Woven throughout the workshop will be mindfulness and breath practices you can take home and utilize in everyday life. These practices directly impact the stress response and will promote ease and balance. Lastly we will complete a guided intention setting exercise to move towards an intentional, expansive life. Join us as we unveil and connect with our inner light, and then take your light into the world.

The Guide

Your Guide for the Day

Ellen Slater

Ellen Slater is a love warrior meets neuroscience nerd who’s life is dedicated to building bridges between the head and the heart. From formal institutions to silent retreats she has built insight and wisdom, which she hands out with delight.

She is a human. A mother, daughter, wife, and friend.  A yoga instructor and holistic therapist/coach. Ellen utilizes scientific research delivered with warmth and skill. She teaches evidence based strategies to liberate you from the confines of the mind and integrate the head and heart. Her work starts from within, spreads like fire, and ultimately ignites the internal light within us all. Prepare to light up the world.

To learn more about Ellen, visit her website at

Where & When

Welcome to Our Fave Place to Hang

This workshop is held at our SODO (South of Downtown) Seattle location, affectionately known as Souldust Studio. We are a hop, skip & a jump from CenturyLink Field, easily accessible from the Link light rail Stadium Station. There is plenty of nearby parking (we try to avoid game days). Address and details on how to get to the Studio will be provided upon registration.

Workshop begins at 5:30 PM and ends around 7:30 PM. We ask everyone to arrive 10 minutes before a workshop start time, so that we can all begin promptly together.

Accessibility. We are in one of the older buildings in the city, and thus are a third floor walk-up. There is an old-school freight elevator available as needed. There are  entrances to the building that have no stairs/steps.

"Set your life on fire.
Seek those who fan your flames."


Ready to Explore?

Awesome! This workshop has limited space, so we encourage you to claim your spot early. The workshop is open to adults over 18 of all gender identities.

Registration is $50 per person.

Please note all sales are final. Registrations are transferable but non-refundable, so please be sure before signing up.

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