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Thursday, September 15, October 13, November 17, December 8, 6:30-9pm
Led by Jennie
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. End by sending energy out to the world and to those who request energy but are not able to come. Light refreshments will be offered. Feel free to invite other Reiki practitioners that you know! If you are unable to come but would like for the group to send energy to you, please let me know. Feel free to invite friends. This is a free event.All levels of Reiki are invited. RSVPs please. Free
Thursday, September 29, October 20, November 3, December 15, 6-8 pm
Jennie, Michael, and Guests
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 Appointment. By Donation. Appointments are necessary.
Autumn Equinox Gathering and Water Ceremony
Thursday, September 22, 7:30-9 a.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 Water, who gives us life. Bring water for the ceremony, from your favorite source, and feathers, flowers, or other gifts for the altar. Bring vegetarian food or drink to share. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org Free!
October 3, 10 17, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30 pm
Led by Jennie
In this 4 part series, Participants will be able to explore their personal stories, dreams, and desires through theatre methods designed to support healing. Stories are how we understand our world, who we are, and where have come from. Using Playback Theatre and other theatre and expressive art methods as the core, participants will learn to use Theatre to transform personal stories into theatre pieces on the spot using movement, ritual, music and spoken improvisation. Participants will share, learn to bring these stories to life and learn to develop intuition, insight, creativity, empathy and effective communication skills. Preregistration Required. Fee: $100.
October 15, November 4, 5, 9:30am to 12:30 pm
Led by Jennie
Learn the intuitive art of Touch Drawing, a form of printmaking on tissue paper using your fingertips. Touch drawings are powerful in their simplicity. They allow us to move beyond conditioned patterns and allow subconscious images to emerge. By creating a series of touch drawings one works deeper into the process, exploring our inner and outer worlds. Touch drawings can be added to using other art media to enhance the image. In this class, participants will be able to create, and then work into, a series of touch drawings. No artistic experience is necessary. All materials included. Preregistration is necessary. $25 per session.
Please wear comfortable clothing that might get artistically enhanced. No artistic experience is necessary. All materials included. Preregistration Required.
Check the Calendar for dates and details!
Soul Mandalas: Understanding the self
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10 am – 8 pm
Led by Jennie and special guest, Krupa Jhaveri
Fee: $85, Includes Lunch and Dinner
Help us find the inner compass, as a way to guide us through times of stress and change. Offer creative arts based tools for inner growth and personal transformation.Create a template for goals for next steps in your life journey. Along with Kolam Drawings and the Medicine Wheel, we will explore various meditation and art practices as a way to learn about ourselves. We will close with a ritual to honor the elements of our art and return them to nature. Fe: $85.
Krupa Jhaveri : Born in the US and of Gujarati ethnic origin, Krupa Jhaveri is the founder, international art therapist and art director of Sankalpa: Art Journeys based in Auroville, South India. Sankalpa provides safe and supportive spaces, resources and education for original self-expression, transformation, awareness and connection across all barriers through art. With formal graduate training at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Krupa has worked with children and women with HIV/AIDS, in child protection, cross cultural exchanges, and as a Trauma-Informed Expressive Art Therapy consultant. She is an Ambassador to India for Art Therapy Without Borders with recent presentations on the therapeutic value of sacred and indigenous artforms throughout the US, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and India. www.sankalpajourneys.com
Saturday, October 29, 9:30-12:30
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. By Donation.
Tuesday, November 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 JourneyWorks.
RSVP , “Yeses”, are greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions. 860-6203; email@example.com
Mondays, November 14, 28, and December 12. 5:30-8:30 pm.
Led by Alicia Daniel
Making rattles out of native hide, wood, and corn is an ancient practice indigenous to North America. While details of the practice vary across tribes, use the healing power of the rattle to connect people to the directions (and their animal spirits), the cycles of seasons, day and night, and plant and animal life is universal. Making a rattle involves creating a sacred physical space that allows us to circle around connecting seemingly opposite poles in powerful ways. In this workshop, we will spend one evening creating a pattern, cutting and soaking the elk hide. One evening, sewing the hide. And one evening, decorating and filling the rattle. Ceremony will be woven into each stage of the process. We will use the rattles to honor each of the four directions exploring what insights the east (birth, germination, dawn, spring), south (childhood, flowering, summer, high noon) west (adulthood, fruiting, fall, sunset) and north (being an elder, going to seed, winter, midnight) hold for human experience. Making an elk hide rattle is a way to celebrate our connection to the natural world.
A love of nature flows like a braided river through Alicia’s life and she uses it to connecting people to nature as a source of inspiration and healing. She makes drums, rattles and Medicine Wheels and uses ceremonies to connect people to the directions and their animal spirits, the cycles of seasons, day and night, and plant and animal life. She finds that journeying is a powerful way to look at the human life cycle and the strengths that appear at each stage of the journey. Fee: $75, including cost of materials. Preregistration is required.
Alicia is also a UVM Field Naturalist (’88) who teaches reading the landscape courses. She also works as a field naturalist for the City of Burlington in conservation education, reforestation, and managing forested parks for wildlife and plant diversity.
Wednesday, December 21, TBA.
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 fire 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. RSVP, “Yeses”, are greatly appreciated so we can plan. E-mail or phone for directions.
Thursdays: April 21, June 16; 6-8:30 pm
Jennie, Michael, and Guests
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 Appointment. By Donation. Continue reading
Playback Theatre: Storytelling In Action
Mondays, November 16, 30,
December 7, 14, 6-9 pm
Participants will learn how to use Playback Theatre, a form of theatre used around the world in a wide variety of settings, 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. Learn as well how to bring this form into the community and to use it in differing ways in education, healthcare and grass-roots initiatives. This workshop is recommended for performers, teachers, educators, social activists, social workers, and policy makers. Please wear loose clothing and prepare for meaningful fun.
Preregistration Required. $65 for series Scholarships available
To Register: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 802-860-6203
About Jennie: Jennie is an accredited Playback Theatre Trainer. Jennie has used, performed and taught Playback Theatre for over 25 years. She was the Artistic Director of Vermont Playback Theatre, a troupe that performed for 12 years around the state of Vermont. Currently she offers workshops and trainings internationally.
We are happy to announce an Energy Medicine workshop with Suzanne Scannell!
Sunday, June 7th, 1 -2:30 p.m.
Energy Medicine awakens energies that bring resilience, joy, and enthusiasm to your life – and greater vitality to your body, mind, and spirit! Balancing your energies balances your body’s chemistry, regulates your hormones, helps you feel think better and feel better. It has been called the self-care and development path of the future, but it empowers you NOW to adapt to the challenges of the 21st century and to thrive within them.
Energy Medicine utilizes techniques from time-honored traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong. Flow, balance, and harmony can be non-invasively restored and maintained within an energy system by tapping, massaging, connecting specific energy points (acupoints) on the skin; by tracing on or above the skin along specific energy pathways..
During a session, I support your body’s natural energy flow by crossing your energies from left brain to right brain and following energetic patterns with a variety of light acupressure holds. I do a series of protocols to clear energy blockages and make space within your body, your auric field and your chakras. These protocols and acupressure points calm your nervous system allowing restoration to your cells, organs and tissues.
* Learn and leave with the tools to practice a daily energy routine to balance and maintain your own energetic pathways.
* Trace your own meridians.
* Practice simple neurovascular holds to calm the entire nervous system
Suzanne Scannell is a Master-level educator, counselor and healer. She is a graduate of EEM-CP and holds certifications in EFT & Reiki. Through a variety of techniques and time-honored modalities, she empowers you to find your intrinsic healer and be well. She offers individual sessions and group workshops to reduce pain and stress, restore energy, and revitalize you to shine and thrive. She spends her time in Burlington, VT and Cape Cod, MA.
Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Led by Michael
Shamanism and Narrative Therapy share the understanding that intrusive and disruptive feelings, addictions, many forms of violence, and other experiences that disrupt our lives may be understood to be power external entities or forces. These entities are perceived to be aware and calculating in their desire to maintain their influence in our lives. In this introductory workshop we will explore some of the ways these Strong Beings shape our lives, and some of the suggestions shamans and Narrative Therapists make for taking our lives back from them.
Led by Michael
Fee: By Donation. Preregistration Required
Thursday, June 4, 6:30-9 p.m.
Led By Michael
Being sensitive to suffering can be challenging, especially in difficult times. In this brief workshop participants will have the opportunity to connect to the web of comfort, teaching, and support created by generations of healers, and available to all people of good heart.
By Donation. Pre-registration Required.