Upcoming 2018 Events
St. Louis, Missouri / Spiritual Directors International Conference
April 26, 2018
w/ Taya Mâ, Rebeccah Bennett (of InPower Institute) & Carolyn Griffeth
Does deepening into the Divine necessarily call us to the shores of liberation? What is liberation anyway, and for whom? How do we practice spiritual direction in a way that accounts for the myriad ways we have been conditioned by structures of oppression and separation? How as spiritual directors are we uniquely called to show up for the healed future that wants to be born? Through deep dialogue, ritual prayer and group process we will courageously step to to the edge of our work as spiritual directors and leaders and explore what it means to be agents of love and liberation in service to one another and to the world.
Pleasure as Prayer
near Berkeley, CA with Taya Mâ and Maryam Hasnaa Tauhidi
May 12, 2018 10:30am - 5 pm
Experience a lush daylong immersion in cultivating exquisite presence. Root in the sacred by tending desired feeling states and daily rituals as core prayer. Come activate life-force & enhance resonance through sensory-awakening and refinement. Join us to embrace and tend divinity within and beyond. All are welcome. Bring a willingness to dive deep and to co-create.
Ancestral Lineage Healing @ Nomadico Festival
June 8-11, Gore, VA / 2 hour workshop
@ ALEPH Kallah / Amherst, MA w/ Taya Mâ & Jill Hammer
July 2-8, 2018
In this 4 day workshop, meet the netivot, the ancient Hebrew pathways of the priestess and learn core practices of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute. Create a holy hearth space through spirit journey with the Tzovah (Shrinekeeper), explore your initiation story with the Chachamah (Wise Woman), receive the support of your ancestors through the Baalat Ov (Shamaness) and practice bibliomancy, divine poetry, and chant with the Neviah (Prophetess). Through song, sacred study, visualization, ancestor work, creative exploration and experiential learning, we will engage these four firekeepers and learn their sacred stories. Through this work, we'll ignite our own inner firekeepers and discover ways to tend the spirit fire in our daily lives. People of all genders and spiritual traditions are welcome.
Let my people Sing
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center / Falls Village, CT
August 24-26, 2018
High Holidays w/ Makam Shekhina
El Cerrito, CA
Rosh Hashanah: September 10, 2018 10 am
Join us for year three of Makam Shekhina High Holidays. Embodied, earth-based, goddess-honoring prayer services weaving Hebrew, English & Arabic chant, percussion, priestess practices and Sufi wisdom. All genders welcome. Advance registration required.
Ancestral lineage healing daylong workshop in philadephia, pa
November 10 / 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / 48th and Baltimore Ave.
Every lineage includes loving and wise ancestors. Connect with yours as a source of blessing, support and healing. This daylong workshop in ancestral lineage healing encourages relating safely and directly with blood & family lineage ancestors, cultivates connection with helpful guides, and creates boundaries and support for troubled dead in need of assistance. Together we’ll engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual space through learning, experiential practice and group dialogue.
All are welcome, including folks new to ancestor work, those without much information about their blood lineages, and those with a challenging experience of family. There are no pre-requisites for this workshop, though prior experience with inner work and spiritual practice is helpful. Cost is $125 for the day, registration is open: https://ancestralmedicine.org/event/daylong-philadelphia-11-10-2018/ Please inquire directly about financial aid if cost is an obstacle; we are committed to keeping this work financially accessible.
ancestral lineage healing intensive in berkeley, ca
November 30 - December 2, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
Co-led by Pavini Moray and Taya Shere
Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world.
Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.
Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral engagement with cultural healing. Those with a healing arts practice will learn some new skills to support your work. Spaces are limited, 10am-5pm each day, cost is $450 for the three full days of ritual/training (some spaces available for reduced cost/scholarship to keep the work accessible, please inquire directly). Preregistration and full attendance requested.
Registration is open: https://ancestralmedicine.org/event/intensive-berkeley-11-30-2018/
We acknowledge this event is taking place on the ancestral lands of diverse Ohlone peoples, and we encourage people to become educated on the history and find ways to support contemporary Ohlone causes and organizations.