Upcoming Opportunities for Personal Exploration and Discovery
Listen deeply. Explore freely. Express authentically. Respond consciously.
The following workshops are offered through Heather’s related practice, Sea Wynd – Shamanic Coaching, Ritual & Ceremony. For more information on Sea Wynd services and offerings, please click here.
Opening to the Ancestors – 2020 Spring Series
The ancestral realm can hold so much for us, both in terms of resources of connection and community through time as well as needed information and allied support in transmuting old stuck patterns from generations past that we may find ourselves bumping up against in the dynamics and physiology of our present. However, with the myths of separation and disconnection woven through the dominant narrative of colonization over centuries, there is much in terms of lost knowledge and wisdom as well as blocks to self-permission that often stand in the way of folks being able to access and integrate these connections into their daily lives.
It is probably the most frequent lament that I hear from folks across the board – a longing and resonance to connect with the ancestors coupled with a sense of hopelessness and grief born of either not knowing how to begin or feeling like the abuse, neglect and trauma of the currently or most recently embodied generation is too great to allow a turning towards the deeper lineage lines.
With this in mind, this 6-session closed group held over a period of 12-weeks is designed to support you through experiential explorations and verbal processing in beginning and/or deepening your journey of opening to and walking with the ancestors as resource. Some of the exploratory themes will include looking at your relationship to the word/concept of ‘ancestor’ and Daniel Foor’s idea of “the last well ancestor,’ the death culture of the family you grew up with/in, your current relationship to the life/death/life cycle, and reciprocity within ancestral connections.
When: 6 Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm – 2/25, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21 & 5/5
Where: The Healing House – 701 Morrow St., 78752
Investment: $270 (payable in installments, if needed)
Group size limited to 6. Pre-registration required to save your spot. If interested, please contact me at (512) 560-7294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turning Towards Eagle Medicine: A Camping Soul Adventure
Well, it appears that the time has come again for another group camping soul adventure – this time relatively nearby at Canyon of the Eagles in Burnet, TX. Can you hear the eagles calling? If so, keep reading because this trip may be for you!
I find myself returning to Canyon of the Eagles again and again for its protected sanctuary feel that draws and honors so many creatures of the air, earth and water. Located on Lake Buchanan, this beautifully tended respite is not only the seasonal home of the endangered American bald eagle from October to March each year, but it also offers protected breeding grounds for the equally endangered black-capped vireo and golden-cheeked warbler. Rabbits, snakes, bobcats, deer, armadillo, roadrunner and feral pigs are also part of the ecosystem so, while eagle medicine may be the holding container for our journey, there is much to draw from in terms of the gifts and medicine of other animals and, of course, the plants during our time together there. As some aspects of eagle medicine include strength, freedom, vision, personal responsibility, healing and balance within the interconnected web of all beings, what better time to come together to engage this adventure than at the Spring Equinox!
In the spirit of interdependence, we will form our own traveling ecosystem for the weekend, caravanning from the Healing House on Friday morning and working to collectively ensure that the group’s campsite, tent and food needs are met with each contributing from the place of their own gifts and areas of interest as the weekend evolves. This being said, there will be plenty of space for individual exploration, reflection, rest and/or play interspersed with opportunities for group hikes, meals, reflection/processing and journeying with the drum.
No prior camping experience is required. Specifics about the weekend are as follows:
When: Fri., 3/20/20 (ETD – 11:30am) – Sun., 3/22/20 (ETA – 2:00pm)
Where: Canyon of the Eagles, Burnet, TX (Departing from The Healing House, 701 Morrow St., Austin, TX, 78752)
Investment: $250 (all park camping and day use fees included) – A $100 deposit paid by 3/6/20 in cash, check or credit card reserves your spot.
Group size limited to 7. Pre-registration required to save your spot. If interested, please contact me at (512) 560-7294 or email@example.com.
The Moving Soul
Come take a musical journey around the globe that invites you into a deeper conscious connection with your body and the internal rhythms that, though often more subtle than the dominant cognitive narrative, are just as important, if not moreso, in sussing out needs, longings, emotional impact, nourishment and satisfaction at depth. Each monthly exploration includes a 35 minute multi-cultural rhythmic adventure that traces the arc of Gabrielle Roth’s five core life rhythms including flow, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness.
This exploration is also supported by gentle periodic facilitation based on what is emerging authentically for those involved in the group experience. Ample time for transition out of this deeper, right-brain space is also provided as well as opportunity for more verbal tracking and witnessing before bringing things to a close. Emphasis during The Moving Soul is on each participant staying connected and true to their authentic experience, needs and curiosity in an embodied way within the group movement context. No need to RSVP – feel free to just show up and participate!
Investment: $15 per session