Fringe Workshops 2017

Thursday September 7, 2017

 HALF DAY WORKSHOPS 45.00

    9:00am – 12:00noon 

                         

Bilawara photo

Bilawara Lee

HEALING CIRCLE

If you have been thinking about your spiritual well-being and want to make some changes in your life, come and join us in a healing circle where you can open yourself to healing in a trusting and confidential environment with like-minded individuals. A healing circle is comprised of a maximum of 20 participants who take it in turns to voice an issue or burden that they want to heal using the collective energies of the circle and with the guidance, support and protection of the ancestors of the spiritual world. The healing will be conducted by Bilawara Lee who is an Aboriginal Elder of the Larrakia Nation of Darwin, Northern Territory Australia. She is a healer and teacher of the ancient wisdoms of Aboriginal spirituality. Bilawara in Larrakia language means the black cockatoo. It is an ancestral spirit being and embodies the energy of change. The black cockatoo represents the power of spirit coming into your life. It could be a strengthening of your own spirit and soul, or a celebration of any spirits or gods or goddess that you happen to believe in. Black cockatoo energy tends to be celebratory and can bring about empowerment, happiness and contentment. Bilawara aims to provide a forum for the sharing of spiritual knowledge and wisdom and to promote discussion in order to assist with navigating this process of change  What you can expect  Be prepared and willing to share why you are in need of healing – choose just one issue

  • Anything shared within the circle, remains within the circle

  • Other than the facilitator, only the person with the “talking stick” may speak; participants are

  • requested not to counsel or make suggestions while the circle is held

  • Participants are given a second opportunity to speak on their issue if they wish

  • When the circle is complete, we direct white light into our crystals and out into our heart

  • chakras and call on our spiritual ancestors to assist us with healing our wounds and lifting our burdens

  • If you have a favorite crystal, bring it along so that it may resonate to the energy of the group.

Limited to 20 people

 

Carolyn Hillyer

THE WORLD CAULDRON: Our deep returning to the sacred source
We circle around this great thrumming bowl, the sacred vessel that contains our most ancient understandings of the world; this belly of eternal rhythms that rock and churn and pound into the hollows of our bones. The songs of this great cauldron fill our bodies with primordial resonances. Our skin vibrates with echoes from the voices of grandmothers singing softly or robustly far out around the rim. We keep returning to this bowl; we cannot help ourselves for we yearn to merge with far more primal versions of ourselves. We watch those old ones as they stir the magic all around, mix and blend until it spills the brim. And so we crouch beside the cauldron, binding our world together, each sister strong beside her sisters, clans and keepers of the changing earth…

With her most recent work, Weavers’ Oracle, at the core of this workshop, Carolyn will guide a journey of mystic tale, intuitive ritual and profound song around the rim of the world cauldron…

 For more information about Carolyn’s work: www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk

 

Rowan Storm

Rowan Storm 

Frame Drumming & the Feminine Principle

As women’s leadership is on the rise throughout the world, how can we amplify this exhilarating progression? With our physical being and within our own hands, we hold a key to vast untapped resources. The frame drum has been uniquely associated with women throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean for millennia. Women’s work is historically rhythmic in nature, including weaving textiles, planting seeds in orderly rows, and cleaning grain with sieves. Deeply connected with the life-birthing Pulse of Mother Earth and all creation, women continue to serve as practitioners of the sacred and celebrants for rites of passage.  Rooted in Middle Eastern music and tradition, Rowan Storm is pioneering a revolutionary method for rapid drumming proficiency and deep integration of both brain hemispheres, with the narrow frame and light weight of her frame drum designs. In addition to traditional asymmetrical frame drumming, Rowan’s frame drums can be played equally by both hands. As we develop our relationship with our non-dominant hand, we access and give voice to the dormant intuitive right brain, which controls our ability to synthesize and process information simultaneously. Challenging our rule of habit and calling the non-dominant hand into action, playing the frame drum can free us to explore expanded dimensions otherwise hidden. In this practice, we actively awaken the feminine principle within our own psyche. Including musical expression, we also have a powerful tool to develop balance between both hands and both brain hemispheres, leading to a balanced dialogue of rational and intuitive, masculine and feminine, and linear and holistic perception. The more we strive to awaken this principle and reflect it in the world from our personal lives, the more we support our world in coming to balance. In Rowan Storm’s Frame Drum workshop, you will learn to: ~ activate your non-dominant hand and connect directly with the feminine powers of intuition and timekeeping ~ basics of both traditional asymmetrical frame drumming and Rowan’s pioneering symmetrical method ~ play traditional Middle Eastern rhythms and accompany others and yourself while you sing ~ move your whole body and voice, and create your unique sound as you engage both brain hemispheres equally with the pulse of creation ~ engage with each other in the spontaneous and interactive creation of rhythmic community    Rowan teaches with the ergonomic designs of her Thinline Frame Drum and Dayereh by Remo, and her Signature Dayereh by Cooperman. Distinguished with very narrow frames and light weight, Rowan’s teaching method and frame drums expand creative expression and promote deep balance.   ~ Rowan’s frame drums are available for use at the workshop and also for purchase. ~ Your own frame drums are also welcome.

 Vicki Noble

  

 Susun Weed

2:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Bilawara photo

 Bilawara Lee

HEALING CIRCLE

If you have been thinking about your spiritual well-being and want to make some changes in your life, come and join us in a healing circle where you can open yourself to healing in a trusting and confidential environment with like-minded individuals. A healing circle is comprised of a maximum of 20 participants who take it in turns to voice an issue or burden that they want to heal using the collective energies of the circle and with the guidance, support and protection of the ancestors of the spiritual world. The healing will be conducted by Bilawara Lee who is an Aboriginal Elder of the Larrakia Nation of Darwin, Northern Territory Australia. She is a healer and teacher of the ancient wisdoms of Aboriginal spirituality. Bilawara in Larrakia language means the black cockatoo. It is an ancestral spirit being and embodies the energy of change. The black cockatoo represents the power of spirit coming into your life. It could be a strengthening of your own spirit and soul, or a celebration of any spirits or gods or goddess that you happen to believe in. Black cockatoo energy tends to be celebratory and can bring about empowerment, happiness and contentment. Bilawara aims to provide a forum for the sharing of spiritual knowledge and wisdom and to promote discussion in order to assist with navigating this process of change  What you can expect  Be prepared and willing to share why you are in need of healing – choose just one issue

  • Anything shared within the circle, remains within the circle

  • Other than the facilitator, only the person with the “talking stick” may speak; participants are

  • requested not to counsel or make suggestions while the circle is held

  • Participants are given a second opportunity to speak on their issue if they wish

  • When the circle is complete, we direct white light into our crystals and out into our heart

  • chakras and call on our spiritual ancestors to assist us with healing our wounds and lifting our burdens

  • If you have a favorite crystal, bring it along so that it may resonate to the energy of the group.

Limited to 20 people

  

Carolyn Hillyer

THE WORLD CAULDRON: Our deep returning to the sacred source
We circle around this great thrumming bowl, the sacred vessel that contains our most ancient understandings of the world; this belly of eternal rhythms that rock and churn and pound into the hollows of our bones. The songs of this great cauldron fill our bodies with primordial resonances. Our skin vibrates with echoes from the voices of grandmothers singing softly or robustly far out around the rim. We keep returning to this bowl; we cannot help ourselves for we yearn to merge with far more primal versions of ourselves. We watch those old ones as they stir the magic all around, mix and blend until it spills the brim. And so we crouch beside the cauldron, binding our world together, each sister strong beside her sisters, clans and keepers of the changing earth…

With her most recent work, Weavers’ Oracle, at the core of this workshop, Carolyn will guide a journey of mystic tale, intuitive ritual and profound song around the rim of the world cauldron…

 For more information about Carolyn’s work: www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk

Judy Piazza

Sisters of the Heartbeat Rhythm & Song Workshop


Bring your hearts and hands to the drum! This workshop will be djembe focused, with demonstrations of frame drums as well, and open to all drums and voices.  We’ll play rhythms and songs of and for the Sacred Feminine!  Learn basic djembe strokes, the language of rhythm, and play from the heartbeat of Gaia as we come together in a community of rhythm and voice!  Bring your voice and a drum.

Alisa Starkweather

Alisa Starkweather

Shadow Work Archetypes Toolbox;

Forging Powerful Partnerships from Within

There is inner gold awaiting you in the stuck or disowned areas of your life—more than might have ever imagined. Join ALisa for a course that will give you tools and skills to harness more energy that are presently hidden in the parts of yourself that are in shadow. Shed some light into your darkness and own the light you fear to be.

 

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 Julie Tumamait-Stenslie

Sea Kelp Bulb Rattle Making Workshop

You will create your own rattle using string, cloth, leather, beads and shells. We will learn a song or two. These rattles have a personality of their own and each one has in the handle a piece of Elderberry branch, the inside is filled with stones from the beautiful Moonstone beach in Cambria, Ca. as well as tobacco to say” Woyo”,Thank-you

Kelp Bulbs from the beautiful waters of Grandmother Ocean will be transformed into rattles. Julie has been working with the wonders of nature to create numerous items. She was presented with the gift of a kelp bulb rattle. “I was amazed at how beautiful it was” As She stared at it, it came to life in Her mind the bulbs reminded Her of a girl She knew the leaves at the top of the plant looked like hair. braids, pig tails, an afro, a bad hair day!

Limited to 20 people