September Events


It feels like fall is in the air. I hope you're enjoying the cooler days and nights. And I hope you're fall isn't too busy!

I feel lots stirring in the air as the season changes. Personally, I feel a renewed energy for some of the projects I'm involved with. I also feel the pull of the world to 'get busy'! So, my challenge is to stay inspired and connected with what's alive in me and also grounded at the same time. I do get off-balance with all the pulls of the world. This reminds me of the short Rumi piece:

I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door.
It opens.
I've been knocking from inside!

When I open the door to the present, I realize that I'm always here in the moment.

Below are a list of some upcoming classes I'll be offering in September and October. Feel free to pass this info. along to your friends.

Warm regards - Patrick



Every Tuesday at Noon at the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center

519 S. Higgins Ave. - Missoula, MT 59801 USA

No Charge. No experience necessary.

Come to practice and learn to use Nonviolent Communication. This weekly group provides an opportunity to give and recieve empathy, do role play with challenging or stressful life situations, and practice the fundamentals of NVC.


You can shift old habits and patterns working with the power of your subconscious.  You can quit smoking, lose weight, improve sleep, relieve stress and tension, reduce or relieve chronic pain and much more.

This class will focus on learning the mechanics of self-hypnosis, gaining your own experience and trust with yourself, and using personal
autosuggestions to reach your goal.

Saturday, October 13th,10:00 am to 4:00 pm • Cost - $45

CEU's available for this class for LCSW, LCPC, LMFT and LAC.

Read More online.


Compassionate Communication Class - Missoula

Five Mondays, Sept. 17th - Oct. 15th - 6:00 - 7:30 PM - Cost: $65 or $120 for two.

Healthy, effective communication is essential at home, work or when having fun. Develop tools that will bring ease, clarity and personal integrity to every conversation. Join us for a fun, playful exploration of essential communication skills. You can learn the importance of feelings and how they connect with your inner values and needs. You can learn how your inner values direct your actions, communications, emotional expressions and all forms of behavior. You can learn to recognize and value other people’s expression of their values and needs.

CEU's available for this class for LCSW, LCPC, LMFT and LAC.

Read more online.


Upcoming Tango Classes and Events

  • Tango night at the Brick Room - This Saturday, September 8th - 8:00 - midnight.
    Leonardo (Johnny) Muñoz and Diego Baccino will play music for the milonga. Johnny is an Argentine here in Missoula. Diego teaches with Abby at the Downtown Dance Collective. He has gifted us with singing Argentine Tangos for us at several previous milongas.

    Help support the musicians for this night! We've started a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $200 for the music. You can support here:
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  • Dancing the Pause - Two Tango Classes with Patrick & Grace
    2:00 to 5:00, Sat. Sept. 8th - $10 per class
    Join us for two classes exploring the qualities, opportunities and playfulness of the pause in tango. From simple and elegant to playful and creative, there are many opportunities to have a connective moment with your partner and the music. Both leaders and followers can enjoy a moment of suspension, a creative adornment, and an opportunity to connect and express in a different way.

    We might ask questions like, how do we feel a pause? What is it? How do we communicate it. How are they different in different kinds of music?
  • Missoula Tango Connections with Patrick & Lori - New session just started last Wednesday - You can still join!

    Two Classes - Beginners at 7:30 and Intermediate at 8:30. You can learn Argentine Tango, a highly personal and expressive social dance that can be danced to many different styles of music. It all starts with walking! Walk into a playful, fun, exploration of this exciting, improvisational dance.


Upcoming Events:

Billings Communication Class - Oct. 19th - Friday evening

An intro. class for Parents and teenagers.

Billings Tango Classes - Saturday evening, Oct. 20th

Two Tango classes.