Events

Body Mythology

with Wren Anderson

Saturday, November 16 @ 3:00pm - 6:00pm


We will dance, draw, write, and witness.

This is a Tamalpa Life/Art class, an exploration of body part mythology and metaphor.

Our body is a community of different parts with stories that want to be told. Some parts are powerhouses, others are wounded, all with their own resources and challenges.

We will come together twice for 3 hr sessions using art as a way to renew, update, break through, witness and be witnessed.

We will make dances from body stories, and the creative process will guide us in changing our habitual stories and ways of being, making space to embody the postures and dances that want to emerge.

As always, when we work on our art we work on our lives.

For more information on the Tamalpa Life Art Process: tamalpa.org

No movement or drawing experience is needed. This work is for everyone.

Dates:
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time:
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Cost:
$50 for the two-part series

Registration:
Pre-registration required.
Email to register: wrenandersonlcsw@gmail.com
paypal.me/wrenanderson
Venmo: @wren-anderson-1
Cash App: $wrenchristine

For more information: wrenandersonlcsw@gmail.com

Womb Awakening Ceremony

with Marissa Leigh

Saturday, November 23 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm


Join us for an evening of sisterhood and ceremony as we gather to share a sacred womb healing ritual and blessing. This will be a process of connection, purification and awakening using gentle yet powerful healing methods, led by Marissa Leigh, sound healer, Reiki Master-Teacher and sacred ceremony-holder.

Our womb is a place of power, gifting us the ability to create all manner of life. The possibilities of what we can create and birth are limitless when we are connected with this sacred place. Many of us have not noticed this part of ourselves all that much outside of our monthly cycles. However it is always engaged in a sacred cycle of death and rebirth which flows out into the rest of our lives.

Energetically speaking, our root chakra, the energy center associated with our womb space is directly connected with our sense of our right to be here, our feelings of security and stability, our ability to provide for ourselves financially. Many women have energetic blocks in their root chakra and struggle with some of these, causing an even greater disconnection from themselves and their power.

When we bring awareness and healing to our womb space we can reconnect with our own limitless creativity and pleasure. We can deepen our connection to our intuition and our body’s natural rhythms and our connection with the divine inside of us. Strengthening our relationship to our womb and its cycles brings us towards healing the deep wounds of the divine feminine.

This evening includes:
~ Talking circle
~ Guided meditations
~ Group altar creation
~ Cacao ceremony
~ Song circle
~ Hands-on energy healing
~ Womb blessing ritual and release ceremony
~ Crystal singing bowl sound bath

Who is this event for?
This is a healing ceremony for anyone who possesses or has possessed a womb and who wants to deepen their connection to this sacred space while reclaiming its vibrant power. This may be especially supportive to those who have experienced sexual trauma, abortion, miscarriage, childbirth trauma, fertility struggles, irregular monthly cycles, disconnection to this part of your body or your sexuality or any difficulty relating to your womb, creative energy or power.

What to bring?
~ Dress comfortably in layered clothing
~ A journal or any art supplies you might like to use (some will also be provided)
~ Any items you would like to place on the womb altar we will be creating
~ Water bottle

Date:
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time:
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost:
$60-80 sliding scale
Two scholarships are available.
Contact marissa@earthmamamedicine.org

Registration:
Pre-registration required.
Space is limited to 12 participants.
Register at: eventbrite.com/e/womb-awakening-ceremony-tickets-78016458327

For more information: marissa@earthmamamedicine.org

Healing Gong Sound Bath

with Laura Li Fong Yee

Saturday, November 30 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.


Gather together during this time of seasonal shifts, celebration, gratitude and giving. Take some time for yourself, or spend this special event with others to relax, renew, and recover. This will be a time and space where self-care and compassion is celebrated!

Join us for a meditative immersion in the sounds and vibrations of Gong, complimented by other healing instruments.

This Gong Sound Bath will allow your nervous system to relax and your body to experience and remember its own, natural state of healing. The Gong is said to contain all the sounds of the Universe and heals whatever needs to be healed. Appropriate for all seeking stillness, relaxation, meditation, balance, connection, and healing of body, mind and spirit!

There are many props to choose from at the studio, however, participants will be lying down (of course you may choose to sit) for at least an hour so if you have special props to make yourself cozy, please bring them! *It is suggested to arrive ~15 minutes early to get checked in and settled.

~ Doors open at 5:30pm

~ Sorry no late admittance in order to maintain a contained space.

Date:
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time:
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cost:
$18

Registration: 
Drop-in okay, cash, credit
Pre-registration preferred, as space is limited.
Register at: eventbrite.com/e/healing-gong-sound-bath-with-laura-li-fong-yee-tickets-74380657549

For more information: yee.laura.lifong@gmail.com

The Big Sky ~ Animal Hospice and Death Doula Training

with Ute Luppertz

Saturday, December 07 @ 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, December 08 @
11:00am – 4:00pm


A workshop for animal lovers, volunteers and professionals who want to create a peaceful end of life experience for companion animals.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could aid our pets to have a truly peaceful transition at the end of their life?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had a new way of supporting our loved ones and clients when they experience the death of their pet?

This is why I created this one of a kind of workshop based on my many years of experience working with dying pets and their humans.

Our topics include:
~ Creating a compassionate and inclusive culture for the end of life
~ The partnership between humans and their pets
~ The different phases of dying
~ Creating meaningful rituals
~ Holistic end of life care
~ Tools of discernment
~ Holding Space
~ Supporting pet guardians during pet hospice
~ Self Care
~ Coping with pet loss

In this training you will get tools to have a more integrated experience during the end of life process of your own pets and the pets of your clients.

Dates:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 – Sunday, December 8, 2019

Time:
11:00am – 4:00pm, both days

Cost:
Early Bird tuition: $250 if paid in full by 10/1
Early Bird tuition: $275 if paid in full by 11/1
Early Bird tuition: $300 if paid in full by 12/1
Payment plans available by request.

Registration: 
Pre-registration required.
to register, email: petspointofview@gmail.com
Participants are required to fill out a questionnaire and submit a non refundable deposit due at sign up.

For more information: pets-point-of-view.com / petspointofview@gmail.com

Directions to Center Sacred Dance

with Lori Shin

Saturday, December 14 @ 10:30am - 12:30pm


A Ceremonial Ecstatic Dance Practice for Women

Come dance in community with others in a safe container for you to move, breathe, process, and explore your body, the dance space, body sensations as you contact and connect with the space, the witnessing of your dance with other dancers and of other dancers witnessing you.

This is a dance with a framework, to support your wildest movement.

We gather for:
~ The teach
~ Movement
~ Body part warm up
with music for exploring the space, stretching, culminating with walking through the space

The Opening:
Arriving and gathering in Circle. Speaking our names, one by one, to honor each person. Latecomers, we will honor you at The Closing. Setting the intention or theme of the dance for you to choose to explore, or not. Select a card from the Well-being deck of Abraham-Hicks

Ceremonial Calling in of the Seven Directions:
~ Mother Earth
~ Father Sky
~ The energies of East (Air)
~ South (Fire)
~ West (Water)
~ North (Earth) and Center (YOU)

The Dance:
Let the music move you through the Seven Directions of Mother Earth, Father Sky, East (Air), South (Fire), West (Water), North (Earth) and Center (the embodiment of all directions as they dwell within your holy body).

The Ceremonial Releasing of the Directions

The Gathering and Sharing of Experience
Using a talking stick, we share with respect with whomever has the talking stick

The Closing of Sacred Space

Date:
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time:
10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost:
$18 in advance
$22 at the door

Registration: 
Drop-in okay, cash, credit
Register at: eventbrite.com/e/directions-to-center-sacred-dance-womens-dance-tickets-74904905589

For more information: lori_shin@comcast.net / 303-842-1191

New Year’s Cuddle Party®

with Maryam Brown

Saturday, January 04 @ 2:30pm - 6:00pm


Kick off your New Year with a good, hearty dose of Hugs and Healthy Relating! Guest Facilitator Madelon Guinazzo (Cuddle Party® trainer and Co-Founder of Cuddlist®) will be joining us. Delicious refreshments, fun and freeing games, practice knowing and voicing our YESes and NOs, and of course all the (platonic) Cuddles a body could want!

Save 50% with coupon EARLYBIRD (expires Dec 15, $40 is full price)

2:30 Doors Open
3:00 Welcome Circle (doors close; no late admission)
6:00 Closing Circle

Though touch is natural, the skills that make it welcome and enjoyable have to be learned: Skills of communication, boundaries, asking for what you want, and saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ with clarity and kindness.

At a Cuddle Party you can gain:
~ Clarity and confidence
~ Boundary and communication skills
~ Comfort, support and encouragement
~ The secrets to welcome, relaxed, non-sexual touch

What to bring:
~ Clean, fresh, comfy clothes (PJs are just fine!) to change into
~ Optional: snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share

Date:
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Time:
2:30pm – 6:00pm

Cost:
Early Bird tuition: $20 until 12/15
Regular tuition: $40

Registration: 
Drop-in okay, cash
Pre-registration preferred, as space is limited.
Register at: bit.ly/2kJeRn6

For more information: contact@touchpositiveLLC.com / 503-893-2622

Priestess Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership

with Suzanne Sterling & Ravyn Stanfield

Saturday, February 29 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, March 1 @
10:00am – 4:00pm


The time is now. Are you ready? The world needs you.

To step into Sacred Leadership
Connected Leadership
Relational Leadership
Responsible Leadership

Our modern world is demanding a new kind of creative and intuitive leadership while a widespread hunger for experiences of the sacred in daily life becomes more and more clear. Are you longing to change the world, the culture, or simply your workplace? Have you wondered how you could integrate the tools of ritual and other sacred arts into your every day? How to make your activism sacred? As you are called into action, are you able to transform your passion into your service and your offering? Where are your strengths? What are the edges you are pushing, the gifts you want to pursue?

Skilled and sacred leadership is one of the most important gifts we can give this chaotic world. We have inherited a culture that bears the wounds of colonization and systemic oppression and as visionary leaders, we have to heal it.

This is not a training about spiritually bypassing what is real so we can only feel good.
This is not a training that allows us to feel empowered but separated from those who are suffering the challenges of our time.
This is a get down in the dirt and learn some real skills kind of training.

Skills like:
~ How do we communicate and create with others who may not be like us?
~ How do we boldly introduce new ways of relating that are connective, respectful and deeply rooted in spiritual values?
~ How do we create transformative experiences of collective joy?

Sacred leadership can be collaborative, cooperative, and a force for true change. Staying silent is the opposite of brave. Where can you speak up, support the most vulnerable of us? Reclaiming your voice can be terrifying, but you don’t have to do it alone.

Sacred leadership asks us to to move into a deeper relationship with our ancestral spiritual traditions, and also create inclusive, multicultural ritual that unites disparate communities behind shared intentions.

Sacred leadership does not shrink from the unraveling of racism, sexism, classism and the multiplicity of ways humans harm and exclude each other. These times are demanding we do our part to make social justice based rituals that are ecstatic, non-binary, and evolutionary.

In this training, we grow our capacity to hold people in transformation, learn from our mistakes, mediate conflicts, and create meaningful rituals that serve all beings. We share what is so painful and exciting about being alive right now. We remember what is worth fighting for and what qualities leaders need in the real world to bring The Great Turning to life.

The Priestess Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership will explore tangible skills in multiple ritual modalities that will provide a foundation for your own priestessing and establish practices to deepen your connection to the sacred. This apprenticeship is open to adults of all genders and spiritual backgrounds.

Skills cultivated will include:
~ Developing a grounding and centering personal practice
~ Creating sacred containers for transformative work
~ Discovering your unique abilities, super powers, self awareness
~ Effective communication skills
~ Growing confidence and charisma through radical self responsibility
~ Transforming stagnant patterns
~ Working with the five elements: air, fire, water, earth and spirit
~ Working with ancestors of spiritual craft
~ Raising, changing and containing energy
~ Creating ritual for various situations
~ Leading trance, guided meditation and other ritual technologies
~ Shadow stalking, projection, and boundaries
~ Collaboration and shared power
~ Learning to find inspiration, trust yourself, ask for help
~ Developing personal vision for leadership
~ Crafting ritual for social justice and community building

Dates:
2020
February 29 – March 1
April 4 – April 5
May 2 – May 3
June 6 – June 7
September 19 – September 20
October 10 – October 11
November 14 – November 15
December 5 – December 6
(No workshops in July/August)
2021
January 9 – January 10

Time:
10:00am – 4:00pm Daily

Cost:
Early Bird: $1800 through October 1, 2019
Pre-Registration: $1900 through November 15, 2019
Full Registration: $2000 through February 29, 2020

Registration: 
Registration required.
To register: eventbrite.com/e/sacred-leadership-training-in-portland-with-suzanne-and-ravyn-tickets-63702874011

For more information: suzannesterling.com/sacred-leadership-online-course

Awakening Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training

with Dominique Youkhehpaz

Tuesday, March 10 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm


This training is for women…
~ Wanting to explore Feminine Leadership and learn the art of leading a Women’s Temple Group.
~ Yearning for the healing medicine of conscious sisterhood, where all of you is welcome.
~ Called to rejuvenate through a deep dive into feminine spiritual practices.
~ Longing for sacred space for full expression in devotion to Mother Earth and the Divine Feminine.
~ Ready to awaken, serve and embody feminine wisdom, for real.

Dates and Times:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 ~ 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 ~ 9:30am – 6:30pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020 ~ 9:30am – 6:30pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 ~ 9:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 ~ 10:00am – 6:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 ~ 9:00am – 1:00pm

Cost:
Early bird tuition: $600 until January 1, 2020
Regular Tuition: $700
Price does not include food or lodging.
Scholarships available for women under 25 and those in need.

Registration:
Pre-registration required.
Register at: womenstemplegroup.com/events/portland

For more information: janis@jayayoga.net