June 19-23 2017
Summer Solstice Instructors & Workshops
Four Directions Grimoire with Guides: Jennette and Jen
A grimoire (/ɡrɪmˈwɑːr/ grim-war)
is a codex of magic, symbols and sacred marks that often includes guidance in crafting magical objects like talismans and amulets; how to conduct magical spells; charms and divination; and how to summon or invoke supernatural entities such as angels, spirits or guides. Commonly, the tomes themselves are understood to be suffused with mystical or supernatural powers and properties, intrinsically.
In this three part natural dye workshop, you will be guided in creating a small grimoire inspired booklet using up-cycled and vintage materials as well as botanicals and fauna from the local landscape and beyond. Together, we will circle and handcraft our grimoires, collect the plant-folk to imbue our books and dye-pot cauldron with, eco-bundle our volumes for overnight submersion in the dye cauldron, and witness the alchemy and witchcraft that is born of our creative imaginings and the mystery of the cauldron in the unbundling. You will come away with a treasured grimoire study and replication for personal use, know-how. The holy land and humble instructors will provide much of the materials needed but a simple supply list of required accoutrements will also be sent out prior to our gathering.
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Email Jennette with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee $50 Workshop includes all materials
Birthing a Sacred Prayer Fan with SunJay
Gather with me in ceremonial circle to craft your own sacred prayer fan/smudge wand.
Feathers gifted by the winged ones have been revered by native and indigenous cultures throughout the ages for their medicine and ability to connect our prayers and intentions to spirit. As we craft, I will share about the different attributes each bird’s medicine offers us, how primary, secondary and tail feathers all hold specific meanings in the native tradition. How to feed and care for your feathers to keep them energized, protected and ‘alive’.
In closing, we will birth & bless our fans as I offer teachings on how we can use them for smudging, ceremony, healing and prayer.
If you have specific feathers, beads, hide, hair or talismans of your own that you would like to incorporate, please bring them.
Limit 10 participants 3 – 1 hour workshops
Fee $50 Workshop includes all materials. Reserve your spot by sending $50 via Paypal to sunjaymedicine@gmail or by personal check before March 31st 2017
Teachings of the Sacred Drum with SunJay
When we awaken to and honor our rhythm through the drum, we open the door to our own inner healing which spirals outwardly to heal the planet.
In this three part workshop I will share a deeper immersion into the heartbeat of the drum – reviewing and building forward from last summer’s teachings to more advanced playing styles and healing techniques. Together we will strengthen familiar prayer songs and learn new ones, using both our own personal or borrowed hoop drums in addition to the healing magic we create as one unified voice with “Riversong” the grandmother gathering drum.
*Please bring something comfortable to sit on, a shawl, a small tobacco offering for the grandmother drum and your own personal drum and/or rattle if you have them. I will have some hoop drums beaters for sale and to borrow.
This workshop will be offered in 3 1 one hour segments
Fee $40 three segments. Limited to 15 spots – to reserve your place, payments can be made by PayPal to sunjaymedicine@gmail or by personal check before March 31st 2017
Please email me to confirm and for my mailing address.
Primal Vinyasa with Annie
Primal Vinyasa encourages students to break free from their habitual movement patterns and experience the authentic, natural wisdom within their bodies. We are naturally dynamic, strong, flexible, and deeply intuitive. Our bodies are born to move, but in our modern world too much repetition often leads to stagnation, injury and pain. Healthy movement is a diversity of movement. Primal Vinyasa is intelligent, functional mobility training that will teach you the skills for more advanced poses while transcending the boundaries of traditional yoga practice. Tap into your strong center through a thoughtful progression of strength training and mind-body-awareness practices; remember your innate capacity for relaxed, balanced, and powerful movement.
FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT – Breathe, Rock, Squat
Breath initiates life and informs the fundamentals of movement. Early-stage development skills tune you into your body’s natural reflexes. Re-connect with your true, functional core as the source of your life’s evolution. Explore the most fundamental anatomical positions for the human body, strengthening your three-dimensional core, and increasing range of motion in your hips.
Email Annie with questions and registration email@example.com
20$ workshop fee
Oils of the Four Directions with Bella:
We spend our days at Soulodge Medicine Gathering moving around the four directions on the medicine wheel. There are specific essential oils that are unique to each direction. Together, we will get to know the oils and create 1 oil concentrate for each direction of the wheel for our sacred altars and earth medicine toolkits. Before we begin, I will cleanse your aura with a crystal enhanced energy mist I created for this workshop. The atmosphere will be fun and playful with a lot of sampling and familiarizing ourselves with the oils before we get into our creative zone.
Your payment includes: Materials to create 4 oil concentrates (High Grade – Organic when possible Essential Oils, Base Oil, 1/4 dram amber bottles), Workbook, Linen Pouch to hold your oils, and sweets to snack on from my favorite NYC Chocolatier.
Note: those taking Bella’s class should arrive to SMG by 2 pm Monday to check in.
Class begins at 3pm
(If you are not able to make this time, Bella will be offering 1 on 1 offerings during the week, please email her for more information)
Email questions and register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Cost: $50 Limited to 12 participants
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Pass the Story with Heather:
Come sit by the fire and pass the story! Words are the most powerful thing we have. They travel with us, make up our stories, and create our realities. Everyone’s story is worth telling, sharing, and hearing. Our stories help us connect to our Higher selves, each other, and the collective. Come discover inspiration, hope, and your inner healer…when we pass the story.
If you feel called, LOVE donations accepted fireside.
Flirting With Desire with Tiffanie:
An activation and blessing ritual
under the full Strawberry Moon
Remember when you were small and your every movement was guided by your heart? Remember the essence of your sweet authenticity that left a cosmic snail trail of light kissing everyone and everything that you mingled with? Remember the hum of aliveness that seemed to permeate your very being? How effortless it was to conjure. It’s still there. You still have access to that. With the radiance of Luna shining down upon us, we will gather fireside to take a journey into the liminal.
I dare ask you: WHAT DO YOU DESIRE? Deep down, what is waiting to be danced into motion from the crevices of your soul? What obstacles lie in the path of your getting to the core of that which you desire? Come with an open heart and a willingness to traverse the edges of your longing. Part workshop and part ritual, you will deep dive into the unknown, and emerge with the tools and inner confidence to bring your desire to life in the light.
*Participants will receive at least one plant ally based offering that will assist them in unfolding their desire, in addition to a bottle of full moon essence to be made in the meadow the night of our gathering.
25$ Workshop fee
Email Tiffanie with any questions and registration: email@example.com
Go Deeper…with Catherine Beerda-Basso:
Enter into a sacred, intimate hour of one on one healing as you are held in love, honour and integrity. Catherine will walk with you gently into those deeper places that are longing to be heard….or perhaps it is affirmation or clarity that you seek…or you may desire to just be held in The Great Mother’s Love.
Whatever the need/want (“know what you need” “ask for what you want”) Catherine, along with her guides, will be available to serve you.
Session are on a slider scale of $40-$60
Email to secure your session at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at The Gathering.
Combined Healing/Photo Sessions…with Cat:
Unfold your Wild Self and be seen in The Sacred of who you are. Celebrate your Wild!
These sessions are 2 hrs long and combine deep healing while collecting sacred imagery of your Self.
Special SMG price $200
Due to the intimate sacredness of this offering and all that it requires I will only be offering two spots for this gathering: SOLD OUT
Please email me to discuss and secure your session at email@example.com
Body/Energy work with Dawn:
You are the Temple and your body is sacred space. It is my great honor to care for the women of SouLodge. Each of our sessions is accompanied by the chirp of birds, rustle of chipmunks through the trees, and the music of mother nature in all her glory.
I’m offering three different methods of body/energy work.
Each session is one hour and costs $85.
Relaxation Massage: combo of Swedish, Lomi Lomi, and Tui Na techniques to release tension in muscular/fascial system, increase circulation, and provide a sense of wellbeing. Full-body with oil.
Cranial Sacral Therapy: Cranial Sacral is not a “massage”. It is a subtle yet powerful system for helping your body return to balance and heal itself. The therapy relies on extremely light touch and focuses on the spinal column, bones of the head and cranium, and the sacrum at the base of your spine. It also utilizes easeful adjustments to fascia. Both a subtle physical therapy as well as an energetic therapy,
Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy®
This technique is a way to deeply honor your womb space whether you still have a physical womb or not. Abdominal and Sacral specific therapy, creating more balance in the uterus and other visceral organs with release of restrictions through abdomen and pelvis. The abdomen, sacrum, pelvis, and tailbone will specifically be worked on. The internal organs and sacral area are gently guided back into proper position. For women a tipped or displaced uterus can lead to a host of issues including infertility, painful and/or erratic menses, prolapses of uterus, bladder, or rectum, pregnancy complications, etc.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions you might have and to let me know if you are interested. I have 8-9 spaces available. Usually there is more interest than spaces available, if that is the case I will draw names at random. You may email me to put your name on the sign-up list. There will also be a sign-up list at dinner the first day of our gathering.
Please, note that session time-slots are often at the same time as workshops. Once at the gathering we will check the schedule to ensure your session is not scheduled at the same time as one of your workshops. Payment will be accepted during time of session via cash or credit card.