Engaging the Flow

Upcoming Opportunities for Personal Exploration and Discovery

Listen deeply.  Explore freely.  Express authentically.  Respond consciously.

Guided Meditation Sampler for Beginners

Have you been interested in starting a regular meditation practice or learning more about how meditation can benefit your physical and emotional health? Come spend a couple of hours amidst the hustle and bustle of the winter holiday season investing in and tending to you and your well-being.  Together, we will experience a variety of guided mediation practices and explore strategies for beginning and maintaining a regular meditation practice.

When: Saturday, 12/15/18 from 11am – 1pm

Where: The Healing House, 701 Morrow Street, Austin

Investment: $25

Facilitator: Catherine Gobel, LMSW

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.

Wisdom Remembered: Rooting into the Timeless Nature of the Sacred Feminine

Come explore this unique embodied group exploration and experience of ancient archetypal tools that bridge across cultures and diverse spiritual practices.  This 18-month group journey promises to expand our experience of the Sacred Feminine that lives deep within each of us and is shared collectively with the world around us.

Using the hundreds of cross-cultural images collected and shared in Max Dashu’s “Woman Shaman” DVD as a bridge back to the living memory of the wisdom that dwells within our very tissues, we will share and grow together through stillness, reflection, and active engagement with some of the rhythms, movements, sounds and practices that have helped to connect people back to the earth, the elements and a more conscious awareness of our shared interdependence with all beings through the centuries. This group is open to all gender identities and expressions who resonate with a desire to tend more of the Sacred Feminine within themselves.

The details: 

Dates/Times: 18 Saturdays (1 per month) for 3 hours each – timeframes rotate around the wheel of the day – see below for specific dates/times and themes

Investment: $2,340 – payable in $130 monthly installments; 10% discount for paid in full by first group – $2,106

Facilitators: Heather Davies & Dr. Shelley Imholte

Questions? Contact Heather at heather@phoenixthrivingaustin.com/ (512) 560-7294 or Dr. Shelley at shelley@shelleyimholte.com/ (512) 431-3721

How to Register: Contact Heather at (512) 560-7294/ heather@phoenixthrivingaustin.com; $130 deposit is due at registration and group size is limited to 10

Our guiding structure for this series is held by chapters from Max Dashu’s “Woman Shaman” DVD.  Each chapter spans 2 months of our exploration as follows:


Jan 12: 9am – Noon

Oldest shamans from around the globe


Feb 9: 11am – 2pm

Experiential: Group Mandala

Mar 2: 1 – 4pm

Crowns & Staves

Staff-selection process

Apr 13: 3 – 6 pm

Experiential: Sacred staff creation & blessing

May 18: 5 – 8pm

Drums & rattles

Rhythm & heart

Jun 8: 7 – 10pm

Experiential: Creating the group drum

Jul 13: 9am – Noon

Invocation & Sacred Dance

Aug 10: 11am – 2pm

Experiential: Connecting with the dance within

Sep 14: 1 – 4pm

Serpents, Fans & Bundles

Spinners & Weavers

Oct 12: 3 – 6pm

Experiential: Weaving

Nov 2: 5 – 8pm

Journeying with the plants

Dec 14: 7 – 10pm

Experiential: Plant Medicine Burn


Jan 11: 9am – Noon

Animal Spirits & Shapeshifters

Feb 8: 11am – 2pm

Experiential: Animal sounds & movement

Mar 7: 1 – 4pm

Healers & diviners

Apr 11: 3 – 6pm

Experiential: Making Goddess Runes

May 2: 5 – 8pm

Mirrors & Fire

Jun 13: 7 – 10pm

Experiential: Closing Fire Ceremony

Opening to the Ancestors – 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.   Some of the exploratory themes will include looking at your relationship to the word/concept of ‘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 – 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23 & 5/7

Where: The Healing House – 701 Morrow St., 78752

Investment: $260 (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 heather@seawyndaustin.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 img_1109important, 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!

When: TBD

Investment: $15 per session