Backyard Sessions: Poetry, Song, Nature, Ceremony
**Events may have been canceled or postponed. Please contact the venue to confirm the event.
Date & Time
Sun, May 16 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sun, May 23 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sun, May 30 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sun, Jun 06 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sun, Jun 13 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sun, Jun 20 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
During this Covid time, many of us are struggling to find balance and perspective in this new world we live in. This change might show up as a lack of intimacy, lack of connection with family and friends, or feelings of loss and unknown. Especially in these times, it is so important to find a way to step and look/observe how we are seeing and thinking about the world. It is a way for us to find a map of how to navigate these unknown waters of life. We will use the tools ancients have always used in times of trouble to examine how we listen, to understand how we might know if we are listening, and what we are listening to.
We will offer you exercises, poems, songs and practices for creating your own sacred altars and support you in developing your own daily/weekly ceremonies that can deepen your listening, find nourishment from life, and help sustain and support your journey. There are inherent laws embedded in nature. Ones that we follow even if we are unaware that we are. Each of the laws of nature has ceremonies and rituals attached to it. When we listen we can begin the process of learning how to hear those ceremonies that are inherent in the land that surrounds us.
This course is an intimate gathering of 6 classes where we will gently explore ways of practicing and offering your simple gifts. Yes! Everyone has gifts to share and we would like to help you and encourage you to create and offer yours. You may end up learning about the simple joys of creating nature altars and leaving them for others to find in the forests, or you may enjoy writing poetry or creating little songs. We would like to nourish and support these gifts that are perhaps lying uncovered within you and help them to be shared and birthed into your own life, with family and friends and if you wish with our online group during our sharing times. This course may be an ideal way for you to celebrate Spring and enter into Summer regardless of what Covid restrictions are upon us.
COST – Sliding scale: $180 – $360 for those with more limited resources. Please choose an amount that is both generous and sustainable. Bottom of the scale still too much? Contact us. Those with financial security, please pay at the top of the scale so we have the means to invite those with few resources and also keep the group size intimate.