Peak experiences of growth, expansion, and self discovery can only be fully integrated into new patterns of being and relating when balanced with restful moments of reflection and connection. Join this heart-centered practice of deep listening to self and others as we explore what in-the-moment feelings and experiences are arising to be made conscious, compassionately witnessed in community and, ultimately, integrated into our daily lives. The container will be held in the tradition of The Way of Council.
“Council is an ancient way and modern practice whose roots are within the natural world, spanning diverse cultures and religions. This practice elicits an experience of true community, recognizing that each voice needs to be heard, that every person has a gift, a story to share, a piece of the whole. How do we remember all our relations, embrace differences, and find our own voices, while opening to others? It seems more than ever an essential time in our nation and around the world, to awaken this deep relational heart-mind.” Jack and Gigi Coyle – Founders of The Way of Council
The sweat lodge represents us going into the spiritual womb of Mother Earth to be cleansed and to make connection with creator and the spirits/ancestors and one of the oldest way of prayer to our native peoples. To heal yourself, pray and connect with creator, the getting ready to be reborn and start a new life.
Ashkii Yahzee is a storyteller of the Dine Tribe of Northeastern Arizona-
Sharing oral traditions through flute song and storytelling. Together we learn about the sacred voice and teachings of the Native American Flute and receive a gentle reminder of our mission and purpose as a people today through ancient Dine stories.
Divine Androgyne Workshop
Hollis Taylor (they/them/their), Author of “Divine Androgyne: A Sacred Path for Gender Variant People” offers a workshop for everyone that is focused on gender non-conforming people as well as allies that want to learn how to support non-binary people in our world today. The first part to this workshop will answer questions, discuss how to manage topics like pronouns, handling gender fluidity and discussion on how we honor our gender bend instead of the shame we often see or see projected. Hollis Taylor offers deep education for curious people as well as guidance, support, and inspiration for gender variant people looking to step forward with their authenticity. Hollis holds a deep message that each and every one of us is meant to walk a path of authenticity that only we can define for ourselves, and in that, Androgynes will push humans into the next evolutionary step. The second half of this playshop will be a deep alchemical working from our deepest shadows about gender, sexuality and personal expressions that will then transform through a calcification process and then finally we will commit to our most authentic selves, committing not only to ourselves, each other, the community at large and also those ancestors that have come before. In our commitment, we know that we are peaceful GENDER BENDING warriors with a purpose and significance in the world. Androgynes step forward for the greatest good of ALL!
Hollis Taylor (they/them/their), a 20year professional medium and exorcist offers a deep guided meditation for ANYONE wanting to deepen their connection to their blood ancestors, energetic ancestors and sacred path ancestors. This offering is intended for people curious about mediumship, ghosts, spirits, and other ancestral work. This meditation will unlock the door to your direct communication line to your spirit guides, ancestors and other spirits on other realms that are holding messages for you. Many of us today miss or ignore messages from our ancestors even though most of them are intended to help us get on and stay on our path of divine intention. The end of this meditation, depending on how the ancestors lead this, will allow for Hollis Taylor to bring through any messages from the other side for those in attendance. If your looking for a direct line to the other side, here is your opportunity!
Deconstructing the inner Guru with Reina Williams
Nahko & Medicine for the People meets Lauryn Hill.
Baltimore native Reina Williams uses her voice and innate penchant for lyricism to tap into the lightest and darkest parts of being human. Right now, we are all in extreme need of real connection. Connection with the planet, with each other, and most importantly with our inner selves. Music has a beautiful way of slipping through the cracks in our armor and reaching the most familiar parts of our humanity. Her music is like a soundtrack for healing, revealing, struggle, self discovery, and returning to love.
With a little over two decades of songwriting and performing under her belt, Reina has shared her voice and her music with audiences from Baltimore to San Fransisco. She has also used her composing and production skills to break-in to the lucrative and exciting business of music publishing. She has had her music featured in shows such as “Power”, “Californication” and “Black Ink” to name a few. As well as secured a business partnership with global publishing giant BMG Chrysalis.
When it is all said and done, none of this would even be possible without the music. Without the love and understanding that going where the love flows is ultimately how we will all rise to our highest potential.
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