Bear Workshop Tent
A symbol of grounding and strength, the Bear has been revered through time as a powerful totem, inspiring those who need it the courage to stand up against adversity. As a spirit animal in touch with the earth and the cycles of nature, it is a powerful guide to support physical and emotional healing.
with Emmanni Martine
The ancient sacred tools of the drum and mantra have been used for healing and for facilitating a deep state like meditation for thousands of years. This mini workshop will combine these two modalities to explore sound currents. The breath is an energy delivery system and current is energy. Every sound current has its cause and effect relating to all with the Infinite.
One of the few fundamental things we know about our universe is that everything is in motion, vibrating and has rhythm. This is the true Mother Tongue that unites us all. The word mantra can be broken down into two parts: “man,” which means mind, and “tra,” which means transport or vehicle. In other words, a mantra is an instrument of the mind—a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to help alter your subconscious impulses, habits, and afflictions and enter a deep state of meditation. So chant with a knowing to believing, not believe to know. Allow the reason for being to be the expansion into the rhythms of your true Self.
Make the Impossible Possible
Our success in life depends upon our ability to get past painful patterns and move beyond limited beliefs. Often we falter to our same old belief systems that deliver us the same old results. Kundalini meditations and mantras are designed to redirect our energy, unlock our locks and release our blocks. If you’re feeling stuck, take a moment to learn and mediate to a potent mantra to help you make the break throughs you’ve been desiring.
Energy Healing Introduction and Demonstration
with Dr. Judith Wilcox
Join Dr. Judith and her student assistants for a brief explanation of Shakti Swarupa Path of Healing and an experiential introduction. This ancient path is rooted in the ancient understandings of the kundalini/chakra/nadi paradigm of yoga. You are invited to experience a group chakra balancing meditation, a guided Shakti Swarupa Spiral exercise session ( this is an easy and powerful practice done while sitting in a chair), and individual demonstrations of energetic work on specific physical, mental, emotional or spiritual issues that participants are experiencing and willing to share. For those who love crystals, some Shakti Swarupa heart chakra healing crystals will be available for a nominal cost and student assistants will do a quick determination of your Shakti Swarupa Body Type to match you with your heart chakra crystal. If time allows, a taste of the healing power of chanting healing mantras will be offered.
Food and Farming: the connection between our food, earth and ourselves.
with Courtney Squire
In this workshop, led by local farmer Courtney Squire, we will discuss the basic fundamentals of soil health, how modern agricultural practices have depleted our soils of the nutrients we need to be healthy, and what we can do to make better choices that can increase our vitality. We will also discuss carbon in the atmosphere and the impact that modern agriculture has had on the health of our planet. Attendees will leave this workshop with a new perspective on our food and farming landscape, as well as valuable take-away's for how to make better choices that can impact their health and the health of the planet.
Grounding into Presence
with Sally Noel
Through simple breathing awarenesses and practices, which is the cornerstone of yoga, coupled with easeful movement, this class will help ground us into a wider perspective, bridging our minds to our body and breath.
We are not our thoughts, yet when gone unchecked our thoughts can fuel our stress, fears even separation. Our bodies only know the present moment and a profound tool to get into our body is via the breath, the carrier of our vital energy. Along with non-judging awareness we’ll sow the seeds of meditation and ground ourselves closer to the present moment.
With practice, these valuable pauses help give space to our thoughts, creating more insight and clarity into what our minds are churning. With more space and more room to breath, we are allowed to ground into the support of earth energy, creating a greater sense of calm, belonging and peace for all beings.
Yoga Nidra is a deeply restorative ancient meditation practice where all you have to do is lie down, get comfortable, and follow the instructor’s guidance. Yoga Nidra uses a series of techniques to consciously enter into a sleep-light state where restoration of our body systems and rejuvenation of our own internal healing powers can take place effortlessly. In this class, we will use breath, attention and imagery to engage the mind and bring specific body parts into complete relaxation, activating marma points (potent energy centers) and releasing blockages so that energy may flow more freely along the meridians and accelerate healing from within. This is an all-levels class, no previous yoga or meditation experience needed.