SDI Communities

What is an SDI Community?

It’s an SDI-sponsored, locally-run group of spiritual companions. These people gather either regionally, or based on a shared commonality, on a regular basis to connect, support one another, network, share contemplative time and practice new skills in spiritual care. An SDI Community can operate anywhere in the world.

Let us know if you’d be interested in joining an SDI Community and we will connect you. You can email our Communities Coordinator, Aliyah Nunez, here: [email protected]

If you want to learn more about our program, please click here to read a 2-page downloadable description of our program.
 
Current SDI Communities are listed below. If you are interested in starting a group, let us know!
 

Established SDI Communities

Special Interest Groups

Local Regional Communites

Upcoming SDI Community Events

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SDI Communities Coordinators

Aliyah Nunez

Aliyah, originally from sunny coastal Southern California, has found solace and growth amidst the ancient redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Over the past few years, Aliyah has called a yoga retreat center home, serving diligently in human resources while exploring the nexus of spirituality and social justice. Her journey has led her through the heart of community where she solidified her passion of working with others and being of service. With a background in sociology and her current graduate studies in mental health counseling, she is committed to bridging the realms of spirituality, psychology, social justice and advocacy work. Somatic counseling, with its focus on healing through movement and dance as a medium of liberation, particularly captivates her. Aliyah is in pursuit of working with others towards collective healing and personal transformation. She hopes to foster vibrant and inclusive communities rooted in healing and authenticity as the Communities Coordinator at SDI! In her spare moments, she finds joy in thrifting and collecting antiques, being in nature and playing with her two cats.  

Amrutham Babu

Amrutham Babu is an experienced marketing manager with over 8 years as product marketing specialist and digital strategist. With a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from India’s esteemed Amrita University, she has a strong background in data analytics and design software. Her areas of expertise include: Developing marketing strategy; Digital & social media marketing; Campaign management; Creative writing; Graphic Design. She is also a service corps member at 501 Commons and has helped several nonprofits in Washington to design and execute their marketing goals. She believes in the higher purpose and is constantly working towards it. She’s excited to use her professional knowledge and experience to support the SDI community in a meaningful way.

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