Community Talking Circle

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

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Ashkii Yahzee

SWEAT LODGE

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

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.

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Storytelling that Inspires Consciousness

Storytelling that Inspires Consciousness – (2 parts – afternoon/evening) This inspiring positive handpan storyteller, Bright Hawk, brings to us a storytelling intensive in safe space that opens the heart to vulnerability. An experience surely to bring laughter, tears, growth, and a deeper understanding for each other. In witnessing each other’s stories we grow deeper in compassionate understanding and get to share our own wisdom. Bright Hawk will guide us through an intensive with wisdom regarding timing and skills. It is HIGHLY recommended that you attend the afternoon workshop so that your story can be shared within the allotted time and guidelines, that evening. After reviewing some basic storytelling skills we will dive deep into a community share. This intensive will leave us all feeling more connected, loved, and naturally inspired to speak more consciously.

Community Storytime (Performance)

Bright Hawk is a multi-talented woman that loves to uplift the people around her. Her uplifting spirit, storytelling and music have entertained many audiences around the world for the past 20 years. As she grows as a musician she is loving what she does and doing what she loves. Bright Hawk has been part of the conscious community and a light worker for over 30 years.

Bright Hawk plays a variety of instruments, the most intriguing of them is the handpan, a Hang PANArt. Her lifetime of experience as a percussionist have inspired most of her original music that she creates on the handpan. All of the music that Bright Hawk plays on this instrument is an original composition. She also holds a natural ability as a Storyteller. Uniquely, she tells stories passionately while simultaneously providing her own music to go with her stories.

http://www.facebook.com/BrightHawkProductions/

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Sky Otter

Shamanic Journeying and Nature Connection: A Bridge to All Our Relations

“One Heart” is a short deep dive into the sacred space of Nature and ourselves. It’s a journey into Now where we acknowledge our oneness through DIRECT EXPERIENCE. By gently peeling away the veil of separation we can “walk in a good way”… listening to what the plants, animals, and each other have to say. Wrapping ourselves in the stillness of the relatively wild and taking a shamanic journey to the land of the Ancestors we will come away renewed, refreshed and ready to be a stronger force of Love and Light on this planet.

Sky Otter

«Sky Otter» aka Bill Pfeiffer is the founder of Sacred Earth Network (SEN) which continues to implement leading edge visions for over 25 years. In that time, Bill has made Russia a second home having traveled there 44 times assisting the environmental and indigenous movements through SEN. This has given him a rare cross-cultural perspective. He has also led hundreds of spiritual ecology workshops, including men’s and breath work. He has 25 years of experience in Re-evaluation Counseling and Vipassana meditation, and has undergone extensive training with Siberian shamans. Bill has partnered with and designed experiential workshops with Joanna Macy, John Perkins, Llyn Roberts, Cathy Pedevillano, and John Seed. He has also spent much time in the US Southwest learning about Native medicine ways and the crucial importance of the petroglyphs and pictographs. His book, Wild Earth, Wild Soul: A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture has been met with high acclaim.

http://www.facebook.com/wildearthwildsoul.tribe
http://www.billpfeiffer.org

Hollis Taylor (they/them/their)

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!

Ancestors Meditation

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!

DrumStory

Our ancestors have left crumb trails behind them through the darkening forests towards something greater then our small selves. Come dive into the deeper shadows and shimmering brilliance of your psyche and soul through the wisdom in ancient tales. Follow kings and queens, serpents and sages, hags and hunters, wise horses, princesses and tiny trolls through the trials and magic of being human.

In these times more then ever we need the old sacred tales to help us point a way through the challenging terrain of our societies soulless consumption and what I call our “forgotten belonging“. These myths left by our ancestors are neglected treasures to be taken in, digested and assimilated becoming nourishment for our journey. Be carried through the adventurous doors of these stories accompanied by a rich tapestry of drums as time pauses and together we go on a passage of insight and enchantment

John de Kadt: is an acclaimed percussionist, poet, and storyteller. John plays ethnic percussion instruments from across the globe and has a passion for spoken word, whether it’s in poetry, song, rap, or story. He plays with kirtan artists worldwide and is a founding member of the devotional music group The Hanumen. Motivated by a love of the earth, community, and wisdom traditions, John’s poetry and story stirs the heart and awakens us towards a remembrance of ourselves and the wildness of the natural world. His sixth album, Speak, came out in 2016.

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Storytelling that Inspires Consciousness & Community Storytime (Performance)

Community Storytime – Children of all ages, even the big ones, love this storyteller. Bright Hawk brings her original stories to the stage with her own handpan music. Simultaneously playing the handpan and telling the story she takes us on a journey. Sometimes a journey around the world with travel stories that include inspirational messages about bringing world peace. Stressing love and peace with original pieces of music that encourage audience participation. She is also well known as the ‘baby dancer’ since children seem to either dance or become mesmerized at her storytelling and when combined with the handpan Bright Hawk becomes positively irresistible. The original pieces of music carry the message of the story home to the heart of the child within all of us, including conscious parenting styles like “being ourselves” or “being good to nature”. Bright Hawk’s stories have inclusive characters with the intention to celebrate our human diversity. Joined by a live action character in costume to play out the stories for the children in interpretive dance. Leaving the audience feeling joyous, inspired, and happy – Bright Hawk’s performance is unique. A storyteller handpan player for the delight of all peoples.

Storytelling that Inspires Consciousness – (2 parts – afternoon/evening) This inspiring positive handpan storyteller, Bright Hawk, brings to us a storytelling intensive in safe space that opens the heart to vulnerability. An experience surely to bring laughter, tears, growth, and a deeper understanding for each other. In witnessing each other’s stories we grow deeper in compassionate understanding and get to share our own wisdom. Bright Hawk will guide us through an intensive with wisdom regarding timing and skills. It is HIGHLY recommended that you attend the afternoon workshop so that your story can be shared within the allotted time and guidelines, that evening. After reviewing some basic storytelling skills we will dive deep into a community share. This intensive will leave us all feeling more connected, loved, and naturally inspired to speak more consciously.

Community Storytime (Performance)

Bright Hawk is a multi-talented woman that loves to uplift the people around her. Her uplifting spirit, storytelling and music have entertained many audiences around the world for the past 20 years. As she grows as a musician she is loving what she does and doing what she loves. Bright Hawk has been part of the conscious community and a light worker for over 30 years.

Bright Hawk plays a variety of instruments, the most intriguing of them is the handpan, a Hang PANArt. Her lifetime of experience as a percussionist have inspired most of her original music that she creates on the handpan. All of the music that Bright Hawk plays on this instrument is an original composition. She also holds a natural ability as a Storyteller. Uniquely, she tells stories passionately while simultaneously providing her own music to go with her stories.

http://www.facebook.com/BrightHawkProductions/

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Deconstructing the Inner Guru

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.

Check out Reina Williams on:

http://reinawilliams.com

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https://www.youtube.com/user/RWProductions2008

https://reinawilliams.bandcamp.com/

 

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