Join Jennie Kristel of JourneyWorks, Topaz Weis of Expressive Arts Burlington and Martha Loving of Light, Color and Darkness Painting Therapy in an exploration of finding Balance as we reach toward the Spring Equinox. Using the Expressive arts, we will discover for ourselves ways in which we look for, need, and find Balance for ourselves.
Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Free! All materials inclusive
Time: 6 p.m.; Place: Burlington.
The days are lengthening and warmth is making a slow return. In a few short weeks the maple trees will produce sap. Soon after that our gardens and the greater natural world will begin to awaken. At this time of year we are reminded of the promise of rebirth. Join us as we mark the turning year. Bring vegetarian food or drink to share, perhaps a story about the lengthening days of sunlight, and hopes for the season of warmth to come. If the maple sap is flowing we will honor the Maples and the first fruit of the harvest. Please contact us to let us know you will attend, and for directions.
Sunday, February 23, 9:30-4:30, Fee $40
Led by Jennie Kristel
Playback Theater: Storytelling in Action
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 day 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 theater techniques including, Psychodrama and theatre of the Oppressed. Using this form of theatre develops intuition, insight, creativity, empathy and effective communication skills.This workshop is recommended for performers, teachers, educators, activist’s social workers, policy makers and everyone else. Please wear loose clothing.
Saturdays, January, 25, and February 1 9:30 to12:30, Fee: $35
In this workshop, we will learn the art of touch drawing. Touch drawing was developed by Deborah Koff-Chapin. It is a form of printmaking that involves rolling ink on a plate, placing paper over on the ink, and using the hands to draw and paint. The deep connection of fingers to the paper offers us a unique and direct relationship to the soul.
This direct connection allows for there to be healing that can take place on multiple levels. Through a series of touch drawings, one can work deeper and deeper into the process, artistically unearthing messages that are created through the symbolic process. Touch drawings are powerful in their simplicity, and can also be worked on and added to through other art mediums such as collage or painting into a drawing to bring out an image. In this 2 day workshop, you will have the time and space to create, and work into a series of touch drawings.
Please wear comfortable clothing that might get artistically enhanced. No artistic experience is necessary. All materials included. Preregistration Required.
On Sunday, December 22nd, 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 greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions.
Tuesday, December 17th, 7-9 p.m.
Led by Jennie Kristel
The moon is a symbol of the feminine, the unconscious, and the intuitive. In ancient times women’s cycles were aligned with the moon: ovulation during the full moon and menstruation during the dark of the moon. The full moon also completes the moon cycle, which in some traditions can represent death, change, or tying up loose ends. Our gatherings are a way for us to connect to body, mind, and spirit, and to unlock the immense vitality which is our birthright as women. In our monthly gatherings we explore what the moon time means for each of us.
The gatherings are open to women of all spiritualities, and we will look to the differing spiritualities for taking in this special time of the month. Through art, dance, song, spoken word, yoga, Chi Gung, ceremony and sacred ritual we will honor ourselves, our ancestors and the future ones through the light of the moon. It is the time of the month in which women come together and celebrate our strengths, our passions and our visions. Join us for a time of stories, sharing, community and personal reflection. Please bring a journal and a vessel of water for the altar.
Please let us know you are planning to attend so we can plan accordingly.
Join Michael this Saturday, December 7th, for a 3 hr workshop focused on the shamanic practice of awakening the Healer in everyone. Whether you wish to engage the Healer within yourself, or encourage the Healer in others, this workshop will offer tools to use. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at JourneyWorks. $35. Preregistration required.