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
Kol Nidre: September 18, 2018 @ 7 pm - 10 pm
Yom Kippur: September 19, 2018 @ 10 am - 9 pm
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.