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Calendar of Events for 2019

Donna Eden’s Daily Energy Routine: Why We Do it; Why it Works; Why it is Just So Damned Brilliant!

I have taught this Workshop over one dozen times, and it never fails to impress me how brilliant Donna has been in her choices of exercises in the 5-minute DAILY ENERGY ROUTINE. The clients who have committed to doing this routine over the years have established a new habit of energy which has transformed them, often more than the on- table work we have employed in their healing. It is the best maintenance plan on the planet.

Donna has taken exercises from a wide template of sources: acupuncture tapping points, auric balancing, chakras, Tibetan rituals and mandalas, and neurological field balancing techniques, to name a few. None of her exercises are original, yet Donna’s brilliance in how she has employed these exercises and used them in a certain order reflects her own amazing healing capacities and understanding of the body’s innate healing capacity.

In my experience, the exercises wake up and “un-clog” (my words!) every system in your body, most especially the sluggish lymphatic system, which needs a manual jumpstart, having no internal pump of its own.

“Doing the Daily Energy Routine will teach your body to create new habits of energy as your default, rather than going into old patterns and habits of stress.” ~Donna Eden

Then the HOMOLATERAL RE-PATTERNING CROSS-CRAWL, which I have made myself hoarse in teaching my clients over the last 15 years, is a brilliant neurological re-patterning for successful people just like us, who have a hard time maintaining this fix, driving on freeways, living with stress-stress-stress. When we can correct this pattern throughout the day, we think more clearly, lose weight or maintain our blood sugars more consistently, have more of our natural vitality available throughout the day, and just plain feel better and better and better. I will break this neurological phenomenon down completely, and give several testimonials which are truly impressive.

So, let’s go for it. Let’s take it all apart and dissect the why’s and how’s, learning it all again slowly and consistently. Even if you have done it for a while, allow Beginner’s Mind access and be willing to learn again. I am amazed at how little people really understand what they may have been doing for years. It is important to align mind with body - no matter what.

The exercises are clearly delineated on my website: as well as on my YouTube channel,, but here they are to refresh your memory:

The 3-4 Thumps

Homolateral Re-Patterning Cross Crawl

The Wayne Cook Posture

Crown Pull

Lymphatic Massage

Separating Heaven and Earth

The Celtic Weave

The Zip Up

The Hook Up

Workshop: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Where: La Crescenta, CA
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $75

Early Bird Special: Enroll and pay in full by May 15 and pay only $65.00. Pay online with PayPal ( or send a check to Katharine Manning. More details 818.248.7258.


Subduing the Ego and Listening to the Voice of Spirit

As most of you know, I make my living as a psychotherapist and energy medicine healer. I also have certifications and training in The Work of Byron Katie, nutrition, macrobiotics, kinesiology and as a spiritual teacher. I have spent the last 28 years doing what I love.

What I love most is trusting my skills in each practice; combining what I intuit with what I have beentaught; combining theory with spirit, technique with God. Practicing this takes a brave mind, and an even braver heart.

This ability to move past the small self, allowing the large Self to work, is something very difficult to teach. It is something which requires a certain integrity and humility, yet once identified as such, can become arrogant and seemingly egotistical.

I have worked with and taught advanced practitioners and psychotherapists along these lines, calling this ability “Subduing the Ego and listening to the Voice of Spirit.” Identifying the technique in this way allows it to be talked about in a somewhat objective way.

When I was considering teaching another workshop in 2019, this idea of trusting the voice of God in one’s work kept coming up in my consciousness.

(You don’t have to be a healer. A good way to check your spiritual understanding is this: Notice your understanding around money. Do you worry? Do you think you need more? Compared to what? Truly go inside and answer that. Have you ever stopped to really consider your employer? Where does your paycheck come from? If you answered anything other than God, you may want to work on your understanding…And if you said to yourself, “yeah, I know, I know...I get all that. Everything is fine. I understand that “God is my paycheck,” you may want to work on pretending yourself past your own evolution😊

Let’s explore this wonderful way of looking at the world in a 3-hour Workshop. It will be pragmatic,
spiritual, serious and fun!

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Where: La Crescenta, CA
Cost: $75
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Early Bird Special: Pay in full by August 15 and pay only $65.00. Pay through PayPal on or by check to Katharine Manning (details on website).


The Work of Byron Katie

Three evenings throughout the calendar year, offered free of charge, introducing the Work.

Byron Katie woke up to reality thirty years ago and has not stopped teaching her method of self-inquiry since. In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a 10-year period sank deeper and deeper into a despair which almost led to suicide. Then one morning in 1986, she woke up in a state of pure and absolute joy, filled with the fact that her own suffering had ended.

The freedom of Katie’s realization has never left her. The direct result of that realization, called THE WORK, has helped millions around the world.

The Worksheet, considered an essential tool for doing the Work, is available free online at

Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

February 20, 2019
June 12, 2019
October 16, 2019

Reservations (required): 818.248.7258

Meditation Instruction

I offer meditation instruction free-of-charge as a service to those truly interested in learning this essential practice.
Once 3-4 people are interested and can be gathered at the same time, I am willing to offer a one-hour class with a meditation following the instruction.
Sometimes a group forms from these Satsangs, so it is of benefit to those interested to find others to join them in their instruction.

The meditation I offer is a simple, eclectic way of sitting and breathing culled over the years of many practices I have learned.

Calendar of Events for 2018

Free Evening! The Work of Byron Katie:How Inquiry Can Alleviate Suffering and Change Your Life, with Gopita Katharine Manning

Saturday Evenings, May 19, and September 29, 2018 - 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Montrose, CA location (exact location will be sent 2 weeks before the event)

The Work of Byron Katie is a process by which one writes down stressful thoughts and asks four questions of these thoughts, eventually turning the thought around. It is that radical and that simple! Often life changing shake- ups and events occur when we sit, quietly and meditatively, with this simple process.

I have found it takes a brave heart and mind to truly want the truth. Sometimes we are so married to our concepts we only THINK we want the truth.

“I am fat.”

“He left me.”

“She is a bad person.”

“He hurt me.”

“I did it wrong.”

“My mother didn’t love me.”

“I have an STD,”

We either believe our thoughts, or we question them. And NOTHING WE BELIEVE IS TRUE. TO UNDERSTAND THAT IS FREEDOM.


Please come to an evening where we will put our own thoughts to the test! I will give a demonstration of how the Work works. There will be a list of resources, how to Fill in a “Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet,” and a demonstration of a facilitation with a volunteer.

Everyone is welcome! Please register by emailing: and put Work of Byron Katie in the subject line. Then please put your name, how many are registering, and contact information in the text. (email and cell phone). We will contact you with complete information approximately two weeks before the event, but we will let you know we received your registration at once.

Space is limited to 10 -15 people, so kindly keep your commitment if you intend to be present. More information on Byron Katie:
Gopita Katharine Manning

HOW TO KEEP IN BALANCE WHEN EVERYTHING IS AGAINST YOU:Fire, flood, drought, and those pernicious winds!

You are all new every 120 days. Your blood is all new. Your red blood cells are all new. You have been changed out, so to speak. So, we have an opportunity to make ourselves brand new in just three months. This is good news.

We live in Southern California, where we are blessed (!) with the Santa Ana winds, a bizarre phenomenon wherein winds blow “backwards” and our bloodstreams boil. Joan Didion describes this as a time when normally sedate housewives ‘come to’ with a butcher knife at their husband’s throats.

Chinese medicine tells us that wind is our worst enemy. We cannot balance our internal milieu (bloodstream) with the chaotic, ever changing outer milieu (a windy climate). And hot, dry winds? Very, very difficult.

Furthermore, our seasons are not as discernible as they once were. How do we eat locally and seasonally when we cannot decipher our own seasons? How do we balance for spring when winter flies into summer, bypassing springtime?

Well…this is a true dilemma...But, there are many ways to balance ourselves nonetheless:

  • Breathing exercises;
  • Nutritional secrets;
  • Meditation and Mindfulness;
  • Energy Exercises and MORE energy exercises;
  • Paying special attention to our guts;
  • Paying special attention to OUR BRAINS;





Understanding and working with the ORGANS OF ELIMINATION: Lung, Kidney, Skin, and Liver. These are so very important for each season! A half-hour lecture will be provided for each organ.

PART 1: July 29, Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $150.00 (a light macrobiotic lunch will be served)



Location: La Crescenta – private home

Details: or 818.248.7258


We will focus on FACIAL DIAGNOSIS and how-to diagnosis ourselves. How do we assess which of our organs/energies need work?



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