Tranquility Salon


In an era of absolutism, salons created an arena away from the royal court where ideas could be discussed and behavior examined.—Benedetta Craveri

While wandering the streets of Paris in search of Gertrude Stein’s home—a space where literary and art figures would meet to share stories and their work in what became known as her salon—I dreamed up the idea of Tranquility Salon.

Picture yourself sitting in a sensory-filled, welcoming setting surrounded by like-hearted women to reflect, sip tea, learn, savor light vegan nosh, and discuss big things. You know, that dream you hold close to your chest, that creative urge bubbling up, or that practice you’d like to make a habit.

Tranquility Salon is a four-week in-person program exploring mindfulness, creativity, self-care, and dreams/goals. Together we’ll explore ways to live with more ease through proven techniques.

Sessions include poetry, teaching, discussion, and an activity such as journaling or meditating. A few hours of self-study between sessions is encouraged.

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In an effort to ensure a cohesive and dedicated group, I’ve created a brief application process. To apply, please fill out this short form.

I’ll be back in touch with all applicants with additional questions, as needed, and acceptance letters for those who are a good fit in this intimate offering.

Space is limited to a small number of women or those who identify as women.


When: Sundays  1/20, 1/27, 2/3 and 2/10 from  6:00-7:30pm.

Where: 1555 Connecticut Avenue, NW {steps from the Dupont Circle metro}

Investment: $299

Please note inclement weather and cancellation policies.


I loved the Tranquility Salon – what a warm, comforting place with like minded women, eating lovely snacks (hello vegan cheese!), creating, discussing, and just being. It was intimate and I came away with things that I am still using, weeks after the Salon has ended. It made an indelible impression on me, and I loved it. An especially warm and sincere thank you to the lovely ladies I was able to meet and of course a huge thank you to Kimberly, who allowed us the space and place to create and nurture our selves.—Akhila

Tranquility Salon was an oasis each time we met. It was such a pleasure to slow down each week and explore dreams and goals, self-care, creativity, and mindfulness with an engaged and insightful group. Through weekly conversation and exploration, participants shared approaches, perspectives, and resources. As a participant, I feel that I have gained new tools for finding tranquility within life’s inevitable turbulence. The experience was a delight and delivered a sense of renewal.—Lorraine

I had a couple of reasons for wanting to participate in the very first Kimberly Wilson salon series. I thrive off of the energy of others. I find that it really motivates me and helps my focus to meet personal goals and deadlines. The idea of a weekly gathering with like-minded woman, sharing dreams, projects and challenges was just what I needed to kick off the Fall season. And lastly and more lightly, I loved the photos of Kimberly’s salon and couldn’t wait to spend time there. The experience was everything I had hoped for and more. My only wish is that it went longer. The four weeks flew by! Merci beaucoup, Kimberly and much continued success. More salon, pretty please!—Patricia