Health & Wellness Workshops
Daily lifestyle to optimize your health
Instructor: Angela Willard
We will go through levels of body, mind, and spirit to set and reflect the rhythm of the day. Our internal ultradian rhythms align with the period of a 24 hour cycle. Within each part of a day there are optimal practices that align with the cycles we see occurring in nature. Many of these practices have been followed across various traditional cultures and have been seen to enhance well being. Designing our lifestyle to fall within this natural rhythm sets up our bodies for success! Join us in this class to calibrate your being to the natural rhythms of life.
Wild-Land Connections, Herb Walk and Harvesting & Processing Techniques
Instructor: Yarrow Willard
Join Herbal Jedi Yarrow Willard for an intensive learning best practices for ethically harvesting and processing fresh and wild plants. This will be a hands on herb walk and backyard medicine making class, working with the wild and domesticated plants found in the local area. The insights and skills laid out in this class are from Yarrow’s 15+ years studying herbs and being deeply immersed in the world of harvesting, processing and communicating with plants. You will learn many invaluable and practical tools that will carry forward for a life time of working with plants as food and medicine.
The Chakra Activation Sound Sequence
Instructor: Ocian Flo
After some integration moments, we come together to sit and share with one another in a safe and vulnerable circle.
The Wisdom of the Body – Accessing Your Intuition to Transform Your Life
|This workshop will explore the foundation of Kum Nye; making contact with feeling, and deepening our experience of, and relationship with feeling. Through gestures (asana) toning, mindfulness of body and feeling, and self-massage, we will develop a practice of ‘making friends with all experience’. This workshop will involve some partner work and sharing.|
Instructor: Angela Willard
Explore the herbal side of seasonal health with Clinical Herbalist Angela Willard. She will take you on a journey to discover what mother nature offers during this time of year that is shifting from summer to fall. We’ll look at what the surrounding land is offering as support to our health and well being in order to keep our immune systems strong, bodies invigorated, minds clear, and emotions in balance!
Learn the principals that will allow you to respond simultaneously to dynamic situations without getting caught in the fear of the moment. We will focus on environmental awareness, field expedient weapons and force multipliers. You will leave with a better understanding of your self and how best to keep your self and loved ones safe.
Sacred Economics 101
Instructors: Erinanne Harper and Bryce Gilroy-Scott
Join Erinanne and Bryce in an intimate and exploratory conversation about our personal and collective experiences with money, abundance, scarcity, love, and energy. How are they connected? What power do we hold to make change? What transformation can we activate when we understand the deeper structures of currency systems? How can we hold each other in a new story of abundance and connection? If you have struggled with debt or credit, if you have an awkward or love/hate relationship with money, if you wonder what the Occupy movement was all about, or if you want to feel more empowered to create a new world by dismantling the war machine at it’s core- we warmly welcome your voice to join our conversation.
Permaculture & Natural Building
Permaculture: Collaborating with the living Earth
Preserving the Harvest -
Natural Building – Carpentry Basics
Instructor: Ryan Hughes & Adam Szoke
In the carpentry basics workshop we will build a simple structure, an elevated yoga/ meditation pergola, which will sit permanently among the trees deep in the forest. We will focus on tangible skills, which can be taken home and built upon on future projects. We explore the basics of plan reading, tool use and safety, measuring and layout, cutting and assembly. We’ll also discuss why structures are built the way they are and key things to consider before we take on a new building project.
Art, Music, Dance
How to Make Dream-catchers
Storytelling, Eco-Spirituality and Imagination
Sacred Feminine Dance
Morning Sound Journey
Instructors: Cody Wicks, Tanya Devine, Ocian Flo, and others!
Didjeridoo, crystal bowls, percussion. Sink into the heart beat and awake into the day with setting of intention and energy. Flow through the chakras with our sound journey collaboration from root to crown.
Sacred Cacao 5 Elements Dance Ceremony - Magic in Motion
Instructor: Melissa Nobels
Cacao is the pathway to the hearts calling… This small and beautiful bean is so revered for its heart opening effects that its journey has carried it world wide..
Today Cacao has reclaimed its position as a sacred ceremonial medicine and is being offered here within a shamanic ecstatic dance ritual of letting go and manifestation.
Firstly we will arrive from the ordinary into the non-ordinary, gathering in circle and sip the academical blend of cacao with other powerful herbs as we share our intentions of what it is we are blessing and letting go and what we are calling into being…
We will then set our prayers into motion through the sacred tool of ecstatic dance in unison with the wisdom of the 5 elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. It is during the dance that the cacao activates within the body and the heart, allowing a truly trans formative and ecstatic process to unfold. We will finish the ceremony with 5 elements sacred touch to honor our body temples and to integrate the elemental gifts we awakened
Exploring Our Wild Senses
Water Exploration with Clay
Awaking your Inner Child in Nature
Way of the Shadow
Be in such harmony that you become the forest. Discover the secrets of invisibility as me move stealthily upon the landscape. Become the eyes and ears or your people. Be a protector.
Deep Allyship with the Human and More-than-Human World: A Journey in the Work that Reconnects
Instructor: Alysha Jones
For most of our history, humans have lived in rich relationship with what cultural ecologist David Abram calls the “more-than-human” world. Elements and animals, plants and weathers, seasons and cycles; these have been our ground and guide. In our times, humans desperately need to revive a felt sense of these ancient relationships, and reclaim the knowing that we, despite modern cultural focus, are a part of nature; that our human nature is born from and belongs to the natural world.
This is vital healing work, but the trouble is that deep nature connection practices often exclude the social history of nature and the land. The heart(intention) of this workshop is to join the consciousness-shifting work of nature connection with awareness of the pressing social and political issues of our times, particularly ongoing colonialism and its resistance. How do we connect deeply with land and nature, and support others’ to do the same, while being responsible and in harmony with Indigenous decolonization and resurgence?
Through partner and group activities in this workshop setting, we will follow a spiral of the “Work That Reconnects” and heart-fully embody the process of drawing gentle attention to the above question and the following:
– Your own sense of belonging to place and ancestry.
– Your deep inner responses to present-day colonialism, ecological destruction and its resistance.
– The tender work of “unsettling” Settler privilege in order to envision and support Indigenous decolonization.
– Our interconnectedness – “we are all in this together” – as illustrated by our love and grief.
NB: We are each in different places in terms of how we understand the experience of colonialism and how we relate to it, as white Settler, Settler of colour, recent immigrant or Indigenous person.
For a background on Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects www.workthatreconnects.org
Unsettling the Settler Within – Paulette Regan
Instructor: Brianna Getz A discussion of women, fiber arts, magic and the social/historical implications of fiber arts from a northern European perspective. Brianna will also facilitate the learning of the dealgan (scottish drop spindle) and support spindle (phang and bottom whorl tibetan). Please bring a rounded inside bowl. All portable fiber projects are welcome for this workshop!