online and in person offerings


The Practice

The Practice is a blend of feminine spirituality, mentorship, group support, and deeply connected sisterhood. It’s a spiritual system and transformational process that will help you step into your truth. It feels like church, yoga, therapy, and a girl's night out, all in one. If you are feeling the call to make a change in your life, break old patterns, and stop giving your life away to everyone around you, then this is for you. If you need time to connect with yourself, if you crave deep soulful conversations with other women, and if you are ready to live outside of the patriarchal rules, then welcome home.

with Michelle Long, MA

The Practice

local gatherings

Sacred circles and events near Portland, Oregon

online programs

Sacred practice, mentorship,
and sisterhood


In person getaways to beautiful places


Local Gatherings

If you are local to Portland, Oregon, join us for regular full moon gatherings and sacred circles. Our focus in the local gatherings is connection. For too long we have been isolated and disconnected from each other and ourselves. If you are craving a close-knit community of like-minded women, a place to call home, and a transformational experience to reconnect with yourself and find your true voice, then this is for you.

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Online Programs 

Join us online for sacred practice, transformation, and deep connection.  Our virtual programs are for those who want to make deep systemic change in their own lives, and who feel a call to be immersed in a spiritual community of women devoted to personal and collective healing. It's for women who want to heal and change through a new paradigm of feminine leadership. Start with The Practice Emergence then join our Leadership and Facilitator Training.

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Sometimes it takes stopping and going far away from our daily lives to see ourselves from a new perspective. It takes slowing down and creating space. The Practice Retreats are a way to reconnect with yourself, gain clarity, and enjoy deep soulful sisterhood in magical places. These retreats feel like a reunion and a gathering place for all the women of The Practice. Join Michelle for very personal and intimate retreat experiences in The Practice Sanctuary near Portland, Oregon.

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Success Stories

jackie, women's circle facilitator

“Before The Practice I was exhausted and overwhelmed from years of working in a way that didn’t allow me to be who I truly am. All I wanted to do was run away. 

Yet, as I allowed my true self to emerge I found The Practice calling me on a deeper level. Any fears, shame, or loneliness that I carried around with me were allowed to be witnessed and held without judgment. Any unworthiness or doubt that I felt about myself began to drip away as I opened up and let my voice be heard. My life has been truly transformed because of it. ” 

dina, Writer and yoga teacher

heather, mom and business owner

“The Practice has been deeply ingrained as a piece of my healing.

“The Practice taught me how to hold space for others, and break patterns I don't want to pass onto my daugthers.

I was unsure at first, but in need of connection and community. I wanted a place to call home. Little did I know that The Practice would lead me back home—the home within. The home that never leaves us, we only get disconnected from our truest self. The Practice helped to hold my hand and guide me back home to me, my one true love.”

The Practice was a safe space and container that allowed me to feel, open myself up, and gave me assurance that I was going to be okay. Every time I showed up, I gained more knowledge on how to be a better, more aligned version of myself. I credit The Practice on my journey to becoming a certified yoga instructor, and now a business owner in the yoga space."

This could be you....

akiko, mother and community leader

elsa, teacher and nutritionist

“The Practice helped me sort out my thoughts on my life. It’s been instrumental in my recovery from depression.

“When I first met Michelle, I entered the Practice a tired, resentful woman after years of pushing through the world playing by the old patriarchal rules.

I’m now fearless of sharing what’s on my mind. The fear of being vulnerable is gone. It’s empowering! I love that my restored positive energy is back and is infectious with my family and clients. The Practice is like taking a small vacation every week to make yourself be a better person.”

I emerged a stronger, softer feminine leader. Michelle creates a beautiful and nourishing container that allows each woman to feel safe, to let down the armor and the masks to reclaim the fullness of who you are. She gently but firmly guides you back to your center. In the Practice, I reclaimed my softness, my fiery passion, and deeper trust in myself. Michelle holds the mirror for you to do the same.”

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Join us each week for free in our online group for The Sunday Service. It’s a way to connect with yourself, get to know Michelle, and sink into the essence of The Practice® before you commit.

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