Fall Calendar 2014

 

Journey to the Soul

Tuesdays, September 30th – November 4 6:30-9:00pm

Led by Jennie
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily lives from our souls” Pablo Picasso

Do you feel that you have little time for yourself? Not enough time to simply be?
In this 6-week class cycle, you can explore in an open expressive arts studio to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. The studio at JourneyWorks is a safe space, free of criticism, providing you with a healthy environment to access your inner wisdom and explore and expand your intuition. No prior art or writing experience necessary – just an open mind. This is a time for you to deepen your journey inward, and to explore your own soul’s path in your own way.
After a simple orientation, you will have time to independently explore the studio through movement, writing, drawing, painting, and simple sculpture materials. Techniques will be presented such as Touch Drawing, altered book making, paper making, painting, collage and puppetry. We will finish by coming back to the circle to share our experiences and creations with each other in a supportive way. Support and guidance is available throughout.

Sign up for one or for all!

Registration Required. $40.00 per session. Sliding scale offered.

 

Saturday, November 1st, Two Events!

CeremonyWorkshop: Working with the Ancestors

 9:30-1:30

Taught by Michael

Acknowledging our Ancestors, showing our gratitude to them, and asking for their aid, are important activities in many traditional cultures. In this workshop, participants will learn ways of paying respect to Ancestors, enlisting their aid, and offering healing to Ancestors who may be suffering or may have harmed others. Registration Required. $40.00

 

 

 

Altar for the Ancestors CeremonyDay of the Dead Ceremony, 6-8 pm

Our annual Ceremony of Remembrance for the Ancestors, and for all loved ones who have passed. Bring photos, stories, and vegetarian food or drink your Ancestors and loved ones would have loved. You may place these on the altar. Flowers are also welcome.The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. We will ask for healing for any spirit that is suffering.

A potluck follows the ceremony and story-sharing.   Free!

The ceremony will be at our home. Please contact us for directions

RSVP , “Yeses”,  are greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions. 860-6203; journeyworks@hotmail.com

 

P1080688P1080685Reiki/Shamanic Healing Clinic

 Thursday, November 6, 6-8:30 pm

This monthly clinic, open to the public, is staffed by Michael, Jennie and  practitioners of Reiki, or Shamanic healing. Sessions run from 15 minutes to a half-hour.  Practitioners may work individually or as a group, while the person requesting aid lies, fully clothed, on a massage table or sits in a chair. Clinic sessions may be used alone, or as preparation for more intensive work.

By Donation.

Appointments are necessary. To make an appointment call 860-6203 or e-mail journeyworks@hotmail.com

 

2008 pictures, switzerland and art 322Reiki Share

Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-9 pm

This is a wonderful way to share Reiki, both for Self and others, by giving and receiving Reiki from each other. Learn from others how they are using Reiki, and have a place to rest and be rejuvenated. Light refreshments will be offered. Feel free to invite other Reiki practitioners that you know! All levels of Reiki are invited.

Please let Jennie know you plan to attend.

$5.00 donation to cover cost of refreshments and utilities.

 

P1080688P1080685Reiki/Shamanic Healing Clinic

Thursday, December 18, 6-8:30 pm

This monthly clinic, open to the public, is staffed by Michael, Jennie and  practitioners of Reiki, or Shamanic healing. Sessions run from 15 minutes to a half-hour.  Practitioners may work individually or as a group, while the person requesting aid lies, fully clothed, on a massage table or sits in a chair. Clinic sessions may be used alone, or as preparation for more intensive work.

By Donation.

Appointments are necessary. To make an appointment call 860-6203 or e-mail journeyworks@hotmail.com

 

RattlesWinter Solstice Gathering and Ceremony

Sunday, December 21, 5-7 p.m.

On Sunday, December 21st, we gather around the hearth at our home to Celebrate the Winter Solstice, and acknowledge the turning year. Join us for stories, socializing, and a ceremony as we express our gratitude to Father Sun and Grandfather Fire. Bring vegetarian food or drink to share, and perhaps a small item you wish to give to the Fire or an Ancestor. 5-7 p.m..

RSVP , “Yeses”,  are greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions. 860-6203; journeyworks@hotmail.com 

Free!

Past Events

Tobacco Workshop

Wednesday, September 3, 7 p.m.

Our friend, Bridget Warner, is hosting a workshop for those interested in growing ceremonial tobacco.

“Tobacco has been used for several thousands of years by Native Americans for prayer, protection and healing. Please join us for the evening as we tour my tobacco garden, discuss how to grow and dry tobacco and share stories about the origin of this most sacred plant. Free Nicotiana rustica seed, refreshments and snack included. I look forward to seeing you there.

Please RSVP spiritoftobacco23@gmail.com for planning. Thank you.”

Place: Isham Family Farm
3515 Oak Hill Rd
Williston

Reiki I

Friday, September 12, 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, September 1, 9-5

Led by Jennie

Reiki (pronounced ray-ki) is an ancient form of healing that originated in Tibet then brought to Japan, where the form was further developed by Master Mikao Usui. Reiki is a universal Life Energy that connects all living beings., Reiki is passed down and taught as a gentle but powerful form of healing for the body, mind and soul.
Many people learn Reiki for self-healing. The desire to learn is often a deeply personal one. With a Reiki I certificate, a person can do Reiki for themselves, family, friends and pets. Reiki can also be used alone or in conjunction with other healing arts. Students will learn the history of Reiki, and develop their personal connection with Reiki. They will be given Reiki I attunements and taught how to do a healing, and hand positions and lots of time to practice the hand positions on each other.

Please wear comfortable clothing.

Certificates will be presented upon completion of the training.

Fee: $125

Jen Kristel, M.A.CET, RMT Is a Master level Reiki Teacher in both the Usui and Karuna lineages. She has been studying and practicing Reiki since 1996

 

Reiki Share

Wednesday, September 17, 6:30-9 pm

This is a wonderful way to share Reiki, both for Self and others, by giving and receiving Reiki from each other. A monthly gathering, to give us opportunity to learn from others how they are using Reiki, and have a place to rest and be rejuvenated. Light refreshments will be offered. Feel free to invite other Reiki practitioners that you know! All levels of Reiki are invited.

Please let Jennie know you plan to attend. $5.00 donation to cover cost of refreshments and utilities.

 

P1080688P1080685Reiki/Shamanic Healing Clinic

Thursday, September 18, 6-8:30

This monthly clinic, open to the public, is staffed by Michael, Jennie and  practitioners of Reiki, or Shamanic healing. Sessions run from 15 minutes to a half-hour.  Practitioners may work individually or as a group, while the person requesting aid lies, fully clothed, on a massage table or sits in a chair. Clinic sessions may be used alone, or as preparation for more intensive work.

By Donation.

Appointments are necessary. To make an appointment call 860-6203 or e-mail journeyworks@hotmail.com

Tuesday, September 23, 6 p.m.

Join us, at our home, for ceremony and social time as we acknowledge the Equinox, and the turning year.  As we move into the West, we also acknowledge Grandmother Water who gives us life. Bring water from a beloved source, flowers, or other gifts for the altar. Bring vegetarian food or drink to share.

RSVP , “Yeses”,  are greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions. 860-6203; journeyworks@hotmail.com   Free!

 

Florida Core Training 6-9-2013 4-02-37 AM 4752x3168.37Stories in Action: Playback Theatre

Mondays: 6:30-9 pm  Beginning September 29- November 3

Led by Jennie

Stories are how we understand our world, who we are, where we have come from, and what we may have come through. These Moments of our lives can be touchstones, full of power and significance. They are the glue that holds families, communities and cultures together. Join us for a weekly practice of Playback Theatre devoted to enhancing our creativity and play as we form a community of storytellers in action. Using Playback Theatre as the core, participants will learn how to use Theatre to transform personal stories told by workshop participants into theatre pieces on the spot using movement, ritual, music and spoken improvisation. Participants will share their stories and learn to bring these stories to life through Playback and other creative theatre techniques including, Psychodrama and theatre of the Oppressed. Using this form of theatre develops intuition, insight, creativity, empathy and effective communication skills. This course is recommended for performers, teachers, educators, activist’s social workers, policy makers and everyone else.

Pre-Registration Required  Fee: $150

utumn Equinox Gathering and Water Ceremony

Heart _ArtJourney to the Soul

Tuesdays, September 30th – November 4 6:30-9:00pm

Led by Jennie
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily lives from our souls” Pablo Picasso

Do you feel that you have little time for yourself? Not enough time to simply be?
In this 6-week class cycle, you can explore in an open expressive arts studio to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. The studio at JourneyWorks is a safe space, free of criticism, providing you with a healthy environment to access your inner wisdom and explore and expand your intuition. No prior art or writing experience necessary – just an open mind. This is a time for you to deepen your journey inward, and to explore your own soul’s path in your own way.
After a simple orientation, you will have time to independently explore the studio through movement, writing, drawing, painting, and simple sculpture materials. Techniques will be presented such as Touch Drawing, altered book making, paper making, painting, collage and puppetry. We will finish by coming back to the circle to share our experiences and creations with each other in a supportive way. Support and guidance is available throughout.

Sign up for one or for all!

Registration Required. $40.00 per session. Sliding scale offered.

 

Native American Mental Health Clinicians Wisdom Circle

October 2, 9-10:30 a.m.

All Indigenous mental health workers/clinicians are invited to come together to share learnings and teachings. We have some tentative questions: What is your experience as a Native clinician? What values and teachings guide your practice? How do you work with other Indigenous people. with non-Natives? We hope you will gather with us, bringing your questions, experiences, and expertise to share.

The gathering is open to clinicians who identify as Native (tribal recognition/affiliation is not necessary).

We will meet in Carol Fournier’s office: Silver Dove Institute, Lakewood Commons, East O’Lake House, 1233 Shelburne Rd.
So. Burlington, VT  05403

Please let Carol know you plan to attend: info@silverdoveinstitute.org
802-865-2600, ext. 1

 

P1070661Medicine Wheel Teachings

Saturday, October 4th, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Taught by Alicia Daniel and Michael Watson
Making medicine wheels out of native stones is an ancient practice indigenous to North America. While details of the practice vary across tribes, the use of the wheel to connect people to the directions (and their attendant animal spirits), the cycles of seasons, day and night, and plant and animal life is universal. This workshop explores the ways that using the medicine wheel helps keep a person, a family, a tribe, a culture in balance.

Registration Required. $40.00

Reiki II

Friday, October 10, 6:30-9 pm, and Saturday, October 11,  9-5

 Taught by Jennie

Reiki II allows people to use 3 of the core symbols, including learning how to offer Reiki long Distance. Reiki II practitioners may use Reiki in their professional work, and offer deeper most specific healings. Students will be attuned to Reiki II, be taught the symbols, and have ample time to practice, and discuss. Students will learn toning, and other methods used at this level.

Traditionally for a Reiki II or higher class, students apply for admission. Students (who have completed Reiki I training) will be attuned to the Reiki II symbols, and to the ways in which one offers Reiki to others. All information and techniques are covered in this 1 day training, with ample practice time set aside. Students are expected to practice Reiki regularly after this training, as a way to settle the energy and to become more fluent in the way Reiki will flow for you.

Information and techniques covered include:

§       Reiki Hand positions

§       Giving a complete Reiki treatment, with symbols

§       Using Reiki for specific conditions

R   The Reiki II symbols and how to use them

§       Using Reiki to heal unwanted habits

§       Distant Healing

§      Japanese Reiki Techniques

 To apply, please send a letter of intention to Jennie. A few questions to consider before moving on to Reiki II are:

 How do I know I am ready to move to Reiki II?

  • Can you feel when Reiki is drawing?
  • Do you have a general understanding of Reiki?
  • Do you use Reiki on a regular basis?
  • How often do you conduct self treatments?
  • How important is it for you to learn how to do absentia Reiki?
  • Are you clear about your reasons for wanting to become Reiki II?

 Certificates will be presented upon completion of the training.

Registration Required. Fee $175

 

Reiki Share

Wednesday, October 15, 6:30-9

This is a wonderful way to share Reiki, both for Self and others, by giving and receiving Reiki from each other. Learn from others how they are using Reiki, and have a place to rest and be rejuvenated. Light refreshments will be offered. Feel free to invite other Reiki practitioners that you know! All levels of Reiki are invited. Please let Jennie know you plan to attend.

$5.00 donation to cover cost of refreshments and utilities.

 

P1080688P1080685Reiki/Shamanic Healing Clinic

Thursday, October 16, 6-8:30 pm

This monthly clinic, open to the public, is staffed by Michael, Jennie and  practitioners of Reiki, or Shamanic healing. Sessions run from 15 minutes to a half-hour.  Practitioners may work individually or as a group, while the person requesting aid lies, fully clothed, on a massage table or sits in a chair. Clinic sessions may be used alone, or as preparation for more intensive work.

By Donation.

Appointments are necessary. To make an appointment call 860-6203 or e-mail journeyworks@hotmail.com

 

Saturday, October 18, Two Events!

Autumn Folliage and DeerWorkshop: Storytelling As a Healing Art

Postponed

Saturday, October 18, 9 am – 1 pm

Led by Michael

Stories have long been used as a healing tool. In this workshop we will explore the healing power of stories. Fee: $40.00

 

P1010459An Evening of Storytelling

Saturday, October 18, 7-9 pm

Join us for an evening of storytelling and story sharing to usher in the Autumn. Tell a story, traditional or personal, or just come to listen!

Space is limited so Reservations are required:  860-6203 or journeyworks@hotmail.com          Free!

 

 

This week At JourneyWorks

AutumnJourney to the Soul

Tuesday, October 28th  6:30-9:00pm

Led by Jennie
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily lives from our souls” Pablo Picasso

This is a time for you to deepen your journey inward, and to explore your own soul’s path in your own way in the art studio. No previous art experience necessary.

Preregistration Required

Saturday, November 1st, Two Events!

CeremonyWorkshop: Working with the Ancestors

 9:30-1:30

Taught by Michael

Acknowledging our Ancestors, showing our gratitude to them, and asking for their aid, are important activities in many traditional cultures. In this workshop, participants will learn ways of paying respect to Ancestors, enlisting their aid, and offering healing to Ancestors who may be suffering or may have harmed others. Registration Required. $40.00

 

Altar for the Ancestors CeremonyDay of the Dead Ceremony, 6-8 pm

Our annual Ceremony of Remembrance for the Ancestors, and for all loved ones who have passed. Bring photos, stories, and vegetarian food or drink your Ancestors and loved ones would have loved. You may place these on the altar. Flowers are also welcome.The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. We will ask for healing for any spirit that is suffering.

A potluck follows the ceremony and story-sharing.   Free!

The ceremony will be at our home. Please contact us for directions

RSVP , “Yeses”,  are greatly ap

 

Reiki Share

2008 pictures, switzerland and art 322Wednesday, September 17, October 15, November 12, December 17, 6:30-9 pm

This is a wonderful way to share Reiki, both for Self and others, by giving and receiving Reiki from each other. A monthly gathering, to give us opportunity to learn from others how they are using Reiki, and have a place to rest and be rejuvenated. Light refreshments will be offered. Feel free to invite other Reiki practitioners that you know! All levels of Reiki are invited.

Please let Jennie know you plan to attend. $5.00 donation to cover cost of refreshments and utilities.

Reiki/Shamanic Healing Clinic

 P1080685 P1080688Thursdays, September 18, October 16, November 6, December 18, 6-8:30

This monthly clinic, open to the public, is staffed by Michael, Jennie and other practitioners of Reiki, or Shamanic healing. This is a wonderful way to get to know about energy work, shamanism and to receive support. Sessions run from 15 minutes to a half-hour.  Practitioners may work individually or as a group, while the person requesting aid lies, fully clothed, on a massage table or sits in a chair. Clinic sessions may be used alone, or as preparation for more intensive work.

By Donation.

Appointments are necessary. To make an appointment call 860-6203 or e-mail journeyworks@hotmail.com

Journey to the Soul

Heart _ArtTuesdays, September 30th – November 4 6:30-9:00pm

Led by Jennie
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily lives from our souls” Pablo Picasso

Do you feel that you have little time for yourself? Not enough time to simply be?
In this 6-week class cycle, you can explore in an open expressive arts studio to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. The studio at JourneyWorks is a safe space, free of criticism, providing you with a healthy environment to access your inner wisdom and explore and expand your intuition. No prior art or writing experience necessary – just an open mind. This is a time for you to deepen your journey inward, and to explore your own soul’s path in your own way.
After a simple orientation, you will have time to independently explore the studio through movement, writing, drawing, painting, and simple sculpture materials. Techniques will be presented such as Touch Drawing, altered book making, paper making, painting, collage and puppetry. We will finish by coming back to the circle to share our experiences and creations with each other in a supportive way. Support and guidance is available throughout.

Sign up for one or for all!

Registration Required. $40.00 per session. Sliding scale offered.

Workshop: Working with the Ancestors

CeremonySaturday, November 1, 9:30-1:30

Taught by Michael

Acknowledging our Ancestors, showing our gratitude to them, and asking for their aid, are important activities in many traditional cultures. In this workshop, participants will learn ways of paying respect to Ancestors, enlisting their aid, and offering healing to Ancestors who may be suffering or may have harmed others.

Registration Required. $40.00.  Sliding fee scale.

Day of the Dead Ceremony

Altar for the Ancestors CeremonyNovember 1, 6-8 pm

Our annual Ceremony of Remembrance for the Ancestors, and for all loved ones who have passed. As part of the ceremony we will ask for healing for any spirit that is suffering.Bring photos, stories, and vegetarian food or drink your Ancestors and loved ones would have loved. You may place these on the altar. Flowers are also welcome.The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

A potluck follows the ceremony and story-sharing.   Free!

The ceremony will be at our home. Please contact us for directions

RSVP , “Yeses”,  are greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions. 860-6203; journeyworks@hotmail.com

Winter Solstice Gathering and Ceremony

RattlesSunday, December 21,  5-7 p.m.

On Sunday, December 21st, we gather around the hearth at our home to Celebrate the Winter Solstice, and acknowledge the turning year. Join us for stories, socializing, and a ceremony as we express our gratitude to Father Sun and Grandfather Fire. Bring vegetarian food or drink to share, and perhaps a small item you wish to give to the Fire or an Ancestor. 5-7 p.m..

RSVP , “Yeses”,  are greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions. 860-6203; journeyworks@hotmail.com  Free!