Gatherings for stories, connection, learnings and conversations.


Our Monthly Salons

Salon definition  a gathering held by an inspiring host to amuse one another and increase our knowledge through conversation. Salons have been taking place around the world in many forms since the 17th century and we’re continuing that tradition – virtually and in -person.

Our Village Salon Series offers monthly, interest-based gatherings. Salons are  free to members. 

Join when you can, no long-term commitment necessary.

Our Salonnières are members of our Village Council.

Meet your neighbors! Have great conversations..

Salonnière definition a hostess of meaningful gatherings that facilitate profound conversations to spark change in the minds of the participants and the world. The feminine manifestation of this word represents a nurturing mind for the future, through collaboration and intuition. 

So, Do It! Drop-In Salon

Salonnière Kelly Pratt

Let’s talk about your idea, dream, goal or wish that’s been simmering on your back-burner or was put into a box and is on the shelf in a closet.  We’ll “dwell in possibility” and talk-2-think about what it would feel like to take one small step toward your “it.”

Monthly Self Care Connection

Salonnière Rachelle Niemann

Let’s come together to explore and connect with each other and self-care. We will talk a little, reflect a little, and have space to actively practice self-care together.

Spark! Salon

Salonnière Stephanie Foley

Gather together to summon your muses and reclaim your bold, audacious, creative selves! You’ll Zoom (and Zing!) with Village Muse, Stephanie Foley of Soul Sparks to recharge your artist souls, ignite your imaginations, and remember your creative magic!

Biz Talk

Salonnière Sheri Bennefeld

A safe comfortable place to connect with other business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and dreamers.

You’ll have a sounding board, an advisory board to help you talk through questions and strategies in your business.

Let’s talk about books

Salonnière joy agcongay

We love words: books, authors, reading and writing. Let’s gather to share what has captured our attention. Community authors? We want to hear your author journey! Occasionally, we’ll invite guest authors to sit in. 

Wherever I Land

Salonnière Susan Brauer

Join Susan to dream and scheme about your travels.  Susan has traveled extensively – for business and for pleasure – and there’s nothing she loves more than sharing her tricks and ideas with others.

Special Gatherings


We host special guests and events at Athena Village to inspire connection and conversation.

Occasionally, we invite the public to our special events. Replays are available to Village members.

* Book titles link to the Athena Village  Shop on and are used toward Village operating costs

Christine Kane, author of The Soul Sourced Entrepreneur

We spent an evening with Christine as she talked about her book, what it means to be a Soul-Sourced entrepreneur, and how to navigate this work your way. 

You can purchase Christine’s book in our Shop on

Pam Grout author of Art & Soul Revisited

Until we hear your version of this fierce and joyful world, there is more to be said. ~Pam Grout

Click here to find Pam’s Book on

Heather Plett author of The Art of Holding Space

“Holding space” – the practice of compassionately witnessing, accepting, and supporting someone without judgement, while retaining your boundaries and sense of self.

i’ve followed Heather and resonate with her writing and programs. The Art of Holding Space is a celebration of her work. – joy a, Village co-creator

You can purchase Heather’s book in our shop on

Accomplice > Ally

with member Dawn Johnson shares her events with the Village

Note: the Anti-Oppression Resource is available for collaboration and accessible to all Village members

GET PUBLISHED | “Ask Her Anything” Series

A conversation with Village member Cindy Tyler, CEO + Founder of Vervanté

Note: The GET PUBLISHED Resource is available in the Village to all members.

Lisa Sonora author of The Creative Entrepreneur

Watch our conversation with Lisa Sonora, artist and author of The Creative Entrepreneur about creativity and play.