Changing Woman -October 5th 2013 11am-4or5pm3
It is a hopi ceremony passed from my midwifery teacher, who served as a traditional midwife for the community. Every year the women of the tribe, all in their different ages and stages, would gather and invite the changing woman into their lives. They would offer up the things that they wanted to leave behind, and offer up the things in their lives that they wanted to flourish or change. The woman would all witness and hold each other up so that changing woman could come and bring change into their lives for the better. This is a magical ceremony and believe me when i say i have reaped the benefits of Changing Woman.We had a beautiful changing woman ceremony last year and now it is that time again to welcome her back into our lives. The morning we will share in yoga, Dance and Songs, Wet Felting Wool with Hannah Ranger, and Grandmother Francine will share some teachings on the Rites of Passage of Woman. Women are encouraged to bring birth stories, medicine stories or just a good joke! Wet Felting Dream Pouches! This is a divine practice and we are so blessed to have the lovely Hannah be with us and guide us through the spiritual lineage of wet felting connected to Mongolia. A practice that was always done in community and to music. We will felt little moon pouches for ourselves which we will fill with mugwort, a dreaming plant. Allowing these beautiful pouches to be infused with the love from the day, holding our dreams as we pass through the sleepy winter.
what to bring
Every Woman is to bring a gift of something meaningful for giveaway. This will then be placed on the giveaway altar for another women during the ceremony. It can be small or big,It can be simple or extravagant, but it needs to be something that is meaningful to you and that you are a little bit attached to. Be prepared to share the story and symbol behind the gift.
Intentions of what it is that you want changing woman to bring into your life. What you want to let go of and what you want to call in. Be prepared to share this with the group. You can be as specific or vague as you like. Once changing woman has begun NO SMALL TALK allowed : ) During eating and breaks, we ask that women do not engage in too much small talk. If you want to talk and connect with sister please be mindful of what you are talking about and that it really come from your heart, as all this influences the energy of ceremony. There is some good hopi food for thought in this one. : ) I personally am really bad for this especially seeing old friends and want to catch up. So we will have some designated to remind us. Or we can just go outside. : )
Warm Clothes incase you want to sit outside by the fire at the end of the night or go for a walk , Food to Share for a late Lunch ,Non Judgement and an Open Heart
Please arrive 15 minutes early, as we will try to start on time to make sure we have enough time for the day.
Ayni (quechua for exchange of energy) 35-40$ donation for the day or some form of offering and energy exchange
Where The loving lake house( my home) in the woods of Wakefield area.
Please feel free to Pass this on to any women that you feel would benefit from this. All are welcome. RSVP soon if you plan on coming as we are already filling up quick.
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Exploring through movement the masks we wear. The Beautiful and the Ugly. Touching on tones of the ancient practice of the mask as a way to dive deep into Spirit, the mask representing a journey into the other world.
Surround Circle Yoga — 8-10
Raven and the Light Tree
A sound Journey to crystal bowls, gongs, flute and enchanting voice led by Jeremy Sills and Naomi Athena Free Concert -Yoga and Tea http://www.jeremysills.com/?p=2150
Ecstatic Dance: The Creative Force:
Our movement practice devoted to awakening and listening to our creative self.
Surround Circle Yoga–8-10
Manifesting Magic Festival
June 7, 8, 9 http://www.manifestingmagicottawa.com/
Ecstatic Dance and Barefoot Boogie Community present:
Exploring our Evolving selves through the power of Dance
A Wild Night Of Dancing, With mini workshops through the night: Contact Dance. Yoga Dance. Movement Meditation. Elemental Dance and More! Exploring our Evolving selves through the power of Dance.Yummy Green Smoothies, Gluten Free Treats and Chocolate. Community Altar and much more. Chrichton Cultural Community Center 7-11
Pranashanti Yoga Summer Solstice Celebration
A night of Ritual, Sound and Dance— Details coming soon.
Summer Solstice in the Woods Gathering
Raven and the Light tree CD Release and Dance Party
We will be celebrating the beauty of Summer Solstice out in the Wakefield Area. Come feel the sun on your back, jump in the lake and enjoy the powerful energy of Solstice. Beginning with a sound meditation, a sacred fire ritual and a dance party into the night.This will also be the CD release of our first albulm as Raven in the light tree. (aka Jeremy sills and Naomi Athena) Its going to be amazing!!!
Ecstatic Dance: Standing Waves
Standing Waves- A term used in the study of Harmonics :A vibration of a system in which some particular points remain fixed while others between them vibrate with the maximum amplitude. This creates a state of resonance. A state of Harmony.Just because something doesn’t appear to be moving doesn’t mean it’s not moving. Life is in motion.
When we can focus our attention to notice the hidden parts of ourselves, the still parts of us, the crazy parts, the ugly parts, the beautiful parts, the creative majestic parts of ourselves to be in a space of free movement, to ride the wave in its fullness, When we dance all us, in full acceptance, and love. Something magical can happen. Like a standing wave. A pure creative masterpiece that is vibrating so intensely it actually appears to be completely still.
Come Explore. Come Dance
Surround Circle Yoga (old ottawa south)
Friday April 19th
8:00pm – 9:30pm
15 Aylmer Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5G4
Cultures all around the planet have always used dance to journey into the sacred. To dance into the space of no mind and connection.
A way to move that which cannot be spoken.
Dance the story, Dance the Pain, Dance the Joy and come deeper into who we are.
Join us this Friday night. Because Its just SO FUN!
Be in community, Sweat, , Shake, explore, , Cry, Open, Shout, play, Sit, Still, Pray, Think, Cocoon, Go Wild, Express, Awaken,…. Dance this new year into your bones, muscles, nerves and cells.
DJ’d and Live Music and Crystal Bowls- Jeremy Sills
Facilitator – Naomi Athena
Tea and Gluten free treats to share after in Post Dance Bliss : )
No experience necessary
Artistika: Love Art Party
I LOVE YOU
Here we go again. Its 2013. The world has not ended and what better way to celebrate then to celebrate Love! Love will always guide you to where you are meant to be.
The Tribal Gathering has begun. Amazing Artists from all over Ottawa region will be sharing their gifts and we will be celebrating the artist in everyone. Yes you are a creative masterpiece. One of the most amazing and oldest parts of our nature as human beings is our ability to create art. Art is in its essence sacred, it is channeling creative energy into matter. This valentines day we will celebrate this on a day marked to celebrate Love.
A night of beauty, intention, love and art. An evening filled with Pure Magic we guarantee! Its going to be amazing!
Avoid the commercial and extreme pressures of valentines day, and come dance, paint and love the night away.
Amazing Live Music, Crystal Bowls, Theater and Dance Performances, Crazy Break Dancing, Poetry, Kissing Booth, Healing Massage Parlor, Face painting Stations, Art Stations, Photo BOOTH, Yummy Food, wild DJ’s and a whole lot more.
A Wild Valentines Explosion!
Stay posted for schedule of Performance and Surprise Guests
Where ? Rideau Curling Club
Downtown Ottawa, ON
When ? February 14th
Doors Open at 7:00 pm
Ecstatic Dance October 19 and November 2
Surround Circle Yoga. Class starts @ 8:00
15-20$ love Donation
Ecstatic dance is a term being used now around the world to describe the ancient form of trance dance. This dance is being used as a healing modality to investigate and uncover parts of the psyche through movement. Instead of talk therapy there are those of us who need dance therapy. To shake, jump, move and dance the story of our lives and come into the authentic self. An amazing way to connect and get grounded, be in community, work out and have fun.
Sorry Friends – we have to let this show go – our cast has come down with a variety of health concerns and we simply cannot hold the space of “I Remember” for you on Friday – but as the saying goes …. “The Show must Go ON !” – and so it shall …we’ll keep you posted – thanks for all your amazing praise, feedback and for spreading the word – We Love You !
—–The Niyamah Collective
The Niyamah Collective presents : ”I Remember”
A Story of Empowerment, Healing, and Remembering. An Artistic Dance, Theater and Musical piece exploring what it means to be a human being.
A journey of overcoming Culture. Conditioning. Lies, Hopes and Fears.
Four stories will take you through the 4 directions of a Souls Revolution into the heart of magic.
Theater, Dance, Music, & Good Beer !You do not want to miss this! It is going to be an amazing show !!The Niyamah collective :
A Peoples’ Theater. Exploring themes of the Earth; Social, Political, and Environmental Commentaries, and Spiritual: Realms. Using Art as a medium for transformation, we explore the uncomfortable, the hidden and the obvious. Our performance art pieces are in-your-face, experiential and interactive.Harnessing Theater, Dance, Music, and Colour to create a ceremonial story of the heart.