Celebrating Earth Day

Conscious Living Workshop

Celebrating Earth Day

Dancing with the Natural World

Friday, Apr 22, 2011, 4:00 PM –
Sunday, Apr 24, 2011, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Luisah Teish, PhD, Leilani Birely
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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Join two extraordinary women for a celebratory weekend of…

This workshop provides an in-depth analysis of the nature of mythology and its impact on our relationship to the Natural World. An examination of present conditions in the areas of land use, global food security, water quality/access, climate change, species extinction, and human culture leads to deeper questions. 

We’ll receive guidelines purloined from indigenous cultures (African and Hawaiian) that allow us to release grief and shift into a generative matrix.  

We’ll discover the power of oral traditions and words, and consider making a pledge to Mother Earth and to self-transformation. Working in small groups, we’ll write a story, poem, or song that expresses a new relationship to nature, self, and community.

Through altar building, storytelling, music, and dance, we’ll re-new our relationship with the Natural World.

Prepare to dance and bedazzle!

Luisah Teish, PhD is a writer, performance artist and ritual events consultant. She is the author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, a women’s spirituality classic (available in German and Spanish).

Leilani Birely, a Hawaiian Kahuna, ritual leader and hula dancer, is the director of Daughters of the Goddess. She co-authored a book with Luisah Teish entitled On Holy Ground: Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Lands

The weekend workshop fee, including meals, is $295 up to a month prior to the workshop date (March 22, 2011), and $325 thereafter. Overnight lodging is $72 per night for a shared room or $97 per night for a single room.


4:00—5:45 PM Check in
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30—9:30 PM Evening Session

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM—12:15 PM Morning Session
12:30—1:30 PM Lunch
2:30—5:30 PM Afternoon Session
6:00—7:00 PM Dinner
7:30—9:30 PM Evening Session

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM—12:15 PM Morning Session
12:30—1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Departure

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is from Friday from 4:00—6:00 pm. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by 11:00 AM on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8202.

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