Learn About Spiritual Paths
Chrysalis Institute's long-format program serves as a cornerstone offering. Spiritual Paths: Creating a Life of Meaning is a 6-month program that offers participants the tools and the opportunity to create, deepen, or expand their own spiritual practices and to take ownership of cultivating their unique spiritual path.
Find out more about this in-depth program at one of our information sessions. The Chrysalis Institute faculty will present details about the program and will be available to answer any questions!
Three Information Sessions Available
Different times for different schedules:
Friday, October 7 noon
Saturday, October 22 10am
Wednesday, October 26 5:30pm
Kay Davidson, PhD, is actively engaged with mindfulness practice for herself, as a coach, mentor, teacher and student. With her husband, Philip, she leads several Mindfulness Practice Groups in Richmond and has completed a two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute offered by Tara Brach's Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC. She also serves on the Chrysalis Institute Faculty and is a past board member.
Philip Davidson, PhD, is actively engaged with mindfulness practice for himself, as a coach, mentor, teacher and student. With his wife, Kay, he leads several Mindfulness Practice Groups in Richmond and has completed a two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute offered by Tara Brach's Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC. He also serves on the Chrysalis Institute Faculty and provides mindfulness executive coaching to corporate clients.
Carol A. Jacobs, MSW, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 28 years of experience as a psychotherapist, has a private practice in Ashland, Virginia. Carol is a Trustee of the Marion Woodman Foundation Board and has completed the BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training Program with Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner. She is also a faculty member for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, providing trainings for professionals and for victims of trauma both nationally and internationally, including work in Macedonia and Kosovo. She also serves on the Chrysalis Institute Faculty.
Elaine Kiziah, PhD, is an award-winning trainer and licensed psychologist who works with mission-driven people to help them thrive in life and at work. The facilitator of Chrysalis’ monthly journaling practice group, Elaine is a writer, musician, and art lover who is interested in the intersection between creativity and spirituality. She also has a thriving consulting practice, coaching leaders in nonprofit and faith-based organizations, and facilitating retreats and workshops on topics related to well-being and personal effectiveness. Elaine is a past Chrysalis Board member and former chair of the Program Committee, and she brings a wealth of curriculum design experience to her new role as guiding faculty for the Spiritual Paths program.
Victoria B. Saunders, PhD, has worked for the last 25 years as a professional facilitator, specializing in female identity development, strategic planning and executive coaching. Vicki has a Masters Degree in Jungian Studies from the Jung Institute in Houston and Saybrook University. She also earned a PhD in Organizational Systems from Saybrook and a Masters degree in Human Resources Development from George Washington University. Vicki has worked with Chrysalis in a variety of capacities for the last 17 years. She has facilitated strategic planning sessions, book groups, workshops, and extended programs dealing with consciousness, creativity, and women’s issues. She is currently serving on the Faculty, chairing the Program and Development Committees and is the Past President of Chrysalis Institute.