Souldish NYC: 8/11-15
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))Souldish Featured Events((
==Sunday August 29==
Roots & Dub On The River 4 Ethiopia
A Nyc Boat Cruise For The Jrdc Shashamane School Presented by Ital Productions
Come join Ital Productions & Rocks Off Cruises aboard the Half Moon for a Concert Experience on the Waters of the Beautiful NYC Harbor. Roots & Dub on the River 4 Ethiopia is going to be a Sunday Afternoon Boat Concert Cruise with Incredible Music for a Great Cause. Foundation Artist Ranking Joe will be on board, along with 2 of the Best Roots Reggae Bands in the Universe, out of the Virgin Islands(Bambu Station) & Washington DC(The I*ternals). We also have 3 Diverse & Talented DJ’s, Heavy Roots & Dub Selector Livity International, East Coast/West Coast Collective I&I Vibration’s Jr. Castro, & DJ dakynd. Proceeds from this Event will go directly to the Blessed JRDC Shashamane School in Ethiopia. All Tribes Welcome. Come enjoy some Roots & Dub Reggae on the River & help support Ethiopia in late August. More Info on how to get your Tickets and Info on the JRDC Shashamane School Below.
Boat Boards @ 1:30 Sharp!
Cruise 2:30pm- 5:30 Pm
Skyport Marina, Manhattan Nyc
East 23rd St. & F.D.R. Dr.
6 & L Subway
Honoring the Divine Feminine
Through the Goddess, we can discover our strength, enlighten our minds, own our bodies, and celebrate our emotions.”
This weekend we celebrate the gloriously diverse forms of the divine feminine - open-heartedness, fierce compassion, creativity, the courage both to love and to face the shadow. Come join in a warm, supportive, sacred circle in which we will share our goals, hopes, joys and fears as we empower each other in our transformative journeys. We will explore how we can restore right-relationship to our mother, Gaia, the Earth, and delve into how archetypal expressions of feminine consciousness, such as Sophia, Shekhinah, and Shakti manifest themselves in our art, spirituality, activism, sex, nutrition, parenting, conscious entrepreneurship, medicine and healing. We will dance, chant, laugh, cry, and give voice to the divine river that runs deep within each of us.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share a few powerful days with an extraordinary group of inspiring, visionary women, including eco-heroine Julia Butterfly-Hill, psychiatrist and author of Weekends at Bellevue, Julie Holland, Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser, and legendary counter cultural figure “Mountain Girl” Carolyn Garcia, among many others.
Meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) and morning yoga classes are included. As the autumnal equinox draws near, you may camp in the natural beauty of CoSM’s 40-acre property, or enjoy the comforts of a nearby hotel. This is also an excellent teaching moment to share with an adolescent, especially mothers and daughters of all ages. The sacred masculine is invited to join in celebrating the Divine Feminine.
“God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.”
— Gloria Steinem
$375 Includes all workshops, activities, meals, facilities, camping Friday & Saturday nights.
$300 Includes all workshops, activities, meals, facilities, sleeping offsite.
(Contact CoSM for hotel recommendations)
After August 21:
$425 Includes all workshops, activities, meals, facilities, camping Friday & Saturday nights.
$350 Includes all workshops, activities, meals, facilities, sleeping offsite.
For information: www.cosm.org
46 Deer Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any food allergies you may have.
Julia Butterfly Hill became the most internationally recognizable figure in environmental activism when she brought attention to the plight of one of the world’s last remaining ancient forests by climbing 180 feet into the branches of a 1000 year-old redwood tree and refused to come down for over two years.www.juliabutterfly.com
Rebecca Hoffberger is the Founder & Director of the American Visionary Art Museum, America’s official national museum for visionary and outsider art, located in Baltimore Maryland. www.avam.org
Elizabeth Lesser is the Co-Founder and Senior Adviser of Omega Institute, the largest adult education center in the United States focusing on health, wellness, spirituality and creativity. She is the author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and A Seeker’s Guide: Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure. eomega.org
Julie Holland, psychiatrist and author of best-selling autobiography, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine years on the NIght Shift at the Psych ER. Julie’s topic for the weekend is the title of her next book, Moody Bitches. www.moodybitches.com/
Sheri Winston’s mission it is to transform our cultures attitudes about sex. She is a medical professional, a sexuality educator and author of Women’s Anatomy of Arousal. intimateartscenter.com
Carolyn Garcia, known as Mountain Girl, is a former Merry Prankster, wife of the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead and first hand historian of the Magic Bus of the late 60’s and all of its riders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Adams
Annie Oak is the founder of the Women’s Visionary Congress, an annual event in Northern California featuring visionary healers, scholars, activists and artists who explore the leading edge of consciousness and sustainable social change. She will speak on the reverent use of psychedelics and the power and awareness acquired during menopause. visionarycongress.org
Mary Rockwood Lane, R.N., Ph.D. is a bee priestess, artist, author and nursing professor. She is the founder / director of the Arts in Medicine program at the University of Florida Medical School and teaches Creativity & Spirituality in Healthcare. maryrockwoodlane.com
Parashakti, dancer, yogini and spiritual seeker and community leader, originated the powerful, life-changing Dance of Liberation¨, which integrates shamanic journeying, hands-on healing, drumming, global music, sweat lodges and fasting to dissolve all barriers to a joyful life. parashakti.org
Kiana Love is a healer and educator who began Be Wild Woman, and community committed to the feminine inner wisdom, from the abandon and joy of a child to the ferociousness of a protective mother, through events that include herbal gardening, women’s circles, and celebrations. bewildwoman.com
HuDost is a commanding experimental Indie World Rock group. The diverse musical styles of core musicians, Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines, weave a seamless tapestry that cultivates that nameless longing that abides somewhere in our hearts. hudost.com
Kate Raudenbush, artist and winner of five Burning Man commissions for interactive sculptures, works with themes of social commentary, history and mythology. Kate shapes enveloping interactive environments utilizing laser-cut steel, acrylic, wood, mirror, sound and light. Her sculpture, “Altered States,” graces a meadow at CoSM. kateraudenbush.com
Janet Morgan, internationally exhibited artist and dancer, paints supreme beings as part of her Gods and Goddesses Project. Morgan paints historic deities and also invents her own, like the God of Safe Sex and the Goddess of Disgusting Jobs. With over 175 paintings in the series, these large watercolors, bold and raw, haunting and serene, are a celebration of the sacred for the 21st century. janetmorgan.net
Allyson Grey, artist, writer and editor, is co-founder of CoSM the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, the wife and partner of internationally renowned artist, Alex Grey, and mother of film actress Zena Grey. allysongrey.com
Susan Buck, award-winning journalist and businesswoman, has been documenting CoSM since 2006, and taken an active role in all aspects of general management and event production. susanbuck.net
Barbara Biziou provides women with empowerment tools and rituals for moving through life’s passages . She is the renowned author of The Joy of Ritual and an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. www.joyofritual.com
==Thursday, August 12==
International Body Music Festival
The International Body Music Festival will have a special performance at Lincoln Center. Clap, Slap, Step and Sing: The International Body Music Festival Concert Lincoln Center, New York City August 12, 2010 From the tundra to the tropics, people can’t resist the urge to snap, clap, step, holler, and sing artful music. This universal resonator—our bodies—and its myriad global sounds ignite audiences of the International Body Music Festival in Concert at Lincoln Center, August 12, 2010. Body music old and new will be unleashed by Oakland, CA’s Slammin All-Body Band, Brazilian ensemble Barbatuques, Inuit Throatsingers Celina Kalluk and Lucie Idlout and African-American Hambone artist Derique McGee. It’s music you can see, dance you can hear. It’s the oldest music on the planet, and brand new. Produced by Oakland-based Crosspulse (www.crosspulse.com), the International Body Music Festival is the first gathering of its kind anywhere, an unprecedented concert program of four distinct Body Music styles from throughout the Americas, including an explosive collaboration between Slammin All-Body Band and Barbatuques. Beyond the compelling history, musical variety, and physical artistry of body music, “It’s really about being human. It’s a very visceral connection with all these different people. We’re all playing our bodies,” Terry reflects. “I’m excited about all these styles going on around the world, and I’d like more people to see them and enjoy them. It’s a reminder of our humanity on a very basic level.”
August 12th –
Lincoln Center NYC
132 W 65th St
==Thursday, August 12==
Is this what they mean my dog days of summer? I get so hot that I get cranky. I also get cranky when I don’t make enough time in my life for making things. Very cranky. Especially with all these delicious projects in my plans: finish cute denim skirt, knit socks for winter, knit back to school sweater, make meditation “altar”, not to mention all the fun food things I dream of with all this gorgeous produce busting out all around me. Cranky & hot, but I still can’t wait to craft with you. I can’t sing the praises of Spacaecraft enough: friendly open beautiful space, tons of supplies, great creative spirit. Spacecraft is a big open space with a huge table to spread out around. They have lots of supplies and materials for sale in case you forget something, and they have a backyard. This will be our usual casual drop-in meeting, come any time, or for any part of the time, bring a project you would like to work on, or just come check out what everyone else is up to. Bring snacks, friends, kids, anything that inspires or fuels your creativity. Can’t wait to see you Thursday! Your Humble Servant, The Very Esteemed Callie Janoff
355 Bedford Ave., BK
==Friday, August 13==
Morley, Imani Uzuri, DJ Rekha and more …
Morley has an angelic voice and her music is uplifting and beautiful. You may be smitten too. Highly recommended.
(7p – 9:30p, $10)
Le Poisson Rouge
==Saturday August 14==
Tekno Feel Ya
The summer is hot and the parties are flowing! Next weekend Surreal Estate kick it off with a Friday the 13th THREE floor extravaganza. Featuring a Chillout Hookah Lounge, Rowdy Rooftop, and 3D Lair where our very own Electrik will be playing the latest in Progressive Psy and Full On…plus many more including a special treat from Victor the fire fanatic. See below for full details. The fun continues Saturday night as a new collective embark on their journey… tekno•feel•ya: an after party for Disorient’s Boom Boat and Bacteria Records Third Ear Training 2.1. Only 5 minutes away from where the Boom Boat pulls ashore, a new exploration of Psychedelic Techno commences in the heart of Lower Manhattan. Featuring:Friar Tuck, Gavin, Third Ear…and many more. There will be air conditioning.
(8pm-late, Free before 10pm, $5 after)
RSVP for Exact Location @ http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143533842341935
==Saturday, August 14==
Wild healing art herb walk at the Walt Shamel Garden Art Show
Experience, see, create art in the wild woman corner & herb garden. Join us for a fun, creative Brooklyn community event straddling the neighborhoods of Prospect Heights & Bed-Stuy & Crown Heights. Kiana Love, founder of Be Wild Woman is delighted to partner for the second year with the Walt Shamel Community Garden cultivating a Women’s Healing Herb Garden and offering herb walks & healing circles. http://www.pr.com/press-release/173323. Featuring: Wild Woman’s Healing Art Herb Walk with Kiana Love of Be Wild Woman 12-1pm. Explore mother natures healing art. Discover the natural wild beauty s of common weeds & herbs. Learn how to unlock your creativity and heal your life with natures abundant gifts. Use natures inspiration to create your own healing art in the be wild woman healing art station. This women centered walk welcomes all ages & genders. Be Wild Woman’s Healing Art Corner; Be inspired by womens wild natural art. Embark on a wild herb walk & take in natures art. Set your healing intention & create your own wild art. Let your womagination run wild. 1-7 Bands, Artists, Food, Live Sculpture.
Walt Shamel Comunity Garden Annual Art Show
1095 Dean between Franklin & Bedford
==Saturday, August 14==
Solar Panel Workshop – Make a Solar Panel
From Wyldon Fishman at NYSES – New York Solar Energy Society. Teach the teachers. Train the trainers. This is a terrific program to bring into the upper grades. The next “Make a Solar Panel” workshop will be on Saturday, August 14, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to fully understand the simplicity of making a solar panel. Each participant solders several of the Evergreen string ribbon chips together forming the chain. All the soldered chains or strings are surrounded by a “bus” to pick up the charged electrons and bring them around to the two wires that come out of the back of the panel. What takes us a day, a skilled worker completes in one hour working in the method developed by Dr. Richard Komp at Grupo Fenix, Nicaragua, and taught by him in remote areas in India, Africa, Central America and, soon, Peru. Our instructor, John Burke, has assisted Rich and furthers the mission begun at the Maine Solar Energy Association. Join us at NYSES, 5270 Sycamore Avenue, Bronx, NY. Cost: $95.00 includes lunch and plenty of refreshments. The panel we finish is contributed to an educational organization. Please pass this invitation along to your friends and post it to the science departments. Students understanding the basic principles can go on to make the alkaline battery recharger, cars, etc.
Sign up today at www.nyses.org with PayPal or call the office (917 974 4606) to reserve your space.
New York Solar Energy Society
The solar resource network
5270 Sycamore Avenue, Bronx,
917 974 4606 ; email@example.com
==Saturday, August 14==
Gemini & Scorpio and NY Gypsy Festival
Balkan Bacchanalia on the High Seas…Join us as we raise the massive square-rigged sails of New York’s only Tall Ship for a surreal dance party on the high seas. Rebuilt from original plans borrowed from the National Archives, the 160-foot Clipper City, with its masts rising 135′ off the deck, is a faithful replica of the clipper ships that plied America’s waters more than a century ago. DJ Joro Boro, the king of the EthnoMesh Megalophonia sound (as heard at the infamous Bulgarian Bar, on KEXP radio, and at numerous underground parties), spins alongside special guest from Germany, DJ KK, mastermind of the Balkan Express and Favela Blast parties in Cologne. Expect wild music to delight your ears, colorful costumes to delight your eyes, full cash bar to delight your gullet, and plenty of surprises to delight your soul. Find yourself face to face with the Statue of Liberty with a cocktail in one hand, a dance partner in the other, and towering sails soaring above. Dress: gypsy fabulous (though we’re taking it easy on costumes this time). 100 cruise tickets available for advance presale, 25 more at the door, first come, first served. We highly recommend buying your tickets early. Rain Date: Sunday, Aug 15 at 9:30pm.
[11:30pm boarding, 11:45pm-2am boat party w/cruise, $30 adv/$40 dock (limited tix)]
Aboard tall ship Clipper City,
Pier 17, South St Seaport,
Official site: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Taste of last cruise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3AvHJgtA1o
==Sunday, August 15==
Camp Beaverton: Camp for Wayward Girls (a burning man camp fundraiser)
Hosted by Maggie C. Hi NYC Burners -AbbySugar here, Assistant Mayor for Camp Beaverton, the queer women/lesbian/trans/gender-variant camp on Playa. We’re having two huge fundraising events in the next week, and I want to invite the whole NYC Burner Community to come out and party with us! Even though we’re a women’s focused camp, everyone and anyone (of all genders and sexual orientations) are always invited to come visit us on Playa and join our community and events during the Burn and outside of , with all donations going towards Camp Beaverton. What: Fundraiser event, featuring music, a raffle, kissing booth, and more. Camp Beaverton: Camp for Wayward Girls hosts a safe space, workshops, events, and a queer oasis for women and trans people of all sexual orientations (straight included!) on Playa, including our now legendary Strap-on-a-Thon. Since we are a relatively new camp, we need to purchase all our equipment for a shade structure, dome, kitchen area, generator, sound and lighting equipment for the Burn. Please come to our fundraiser. We have a Kickstarter page up! Visit our page to learn more about the camp, who we are, our history, and to DONATE! :) Even if you can’t make it to our Fundraiser in NYC, thank you so much for a donation through Kickstarter. If you are a Wayward Woman or trans/gender-variant person attending Burning Man and would like to learn more about us and/or camp with us, you can email me directly or go to the website, find us on FB, and on Google Groups. Please donate if you can, or come to our Fundraiser on August 15th, and pass this message along. Love and Dust - AbbySugar xx
Stiletto Girl Party, Maritime Hotel Cabanas
88 9th Avenue (At 17th Street)
When: 15 August 2010, 3 pm - midnight!!
==Sunday, August, 22==
Earth Spirit Walk
Connect with the Earth Through Shamanic Ceremony. Hiking Along the Palisades Ridgeline Overlooking the Hudson River. Harmonize with the Cycles, Rhythms, and Energies of the Earth. Explore the Wisdom, Power and Magic of Nature. Rejuvenate your spirit. Exercise your body and quiet your mind. Restore balance and energy flow. Explore shamanic ceremony and practices. Develop tools for relaxation and inner guidance. Transcend the stresses of everyday life. Gather with like-minded community. Treat yourself to an adventure in nature. Join us at a powerspot on a plateau overlooking the magnificent Hudson River where we will participate in shamanic ceremony and meditative journeying to restore inner balance, deepen our connection with the natural world, enhance our intuitive awareness of the invisible, and elevate personal power for transformation and healing. Walk includes a short, steep hike. We will be taking breaks for teaching, sharing, and experiential exercises. Joey Levine is a leader of the New York Shamanic Circle and founder of DreamLab, a workshop inspiring people to live life in a fully alive state of joy, peace and well-being.
Please bring water, a snack, and a journal. Registration required.
(1p – 5p, $60)
Beautiful Rockland County, NY (near Nyack)
Approximately 45 minutes from NYC by car.
Carpools & public transport available including rides from
Tarrytown MetroNorth Train Station.
Directions to gathering provided on registration.
Contact: Joey Levine (917) 548-7073
==Wednesday, August 25==
Wild Rooted Woman Program
Transform Your Body into A Wild Sanctuary during this 9 Week Tele-Journey. Are you uncomfortable with your body? Do you feel vulnerable. Is it hard to feel safe or at ease in your body. Do you wish it would just do what it is supposed to do, ie., let you sleep..be thinner..more attractive…stop hurting? Would you like to….awaken to pleasure, feel nourished, supported, loved, sexy? Let go of pain fear & self doubt?…Love your body? When I discovered I had fibroids my body had already been “yelling”-with ovarian cysts, painful, heavy cycles, and urinary incontinence. Learning how to reclaim my body helped me move from feeling anxious, depressed, ashamed & uncomfortable with my body to feeling innocent, self confident, empowered, sexy & free to express myself. I know it can help you too.” Gain the support and knowledge you need to reclaim your body & give birth to you. Let go of pain. Access your body’s wild wisdom & discover your natural healing capabilities. Feel safe and comfortable in your body Develop your wombing toolkit to create safe nurturing space, ask for what you want, & feel good about your body. Transform your womb into a wild sanctuary. Incorporate easy to use healing tools into your everyday life: * reflexology* meditation* yoga* massage* chakra work* energy healing* journaling* nutrition* herbal healing* intuitive art* healing rituals. Create a safe foundation within & become more self-confident. A healthy womb is essential to your sexuality, self-worth and joy. Wombing gives you the support & freedom to be wild. Heal your relationship with the feminine. Claim your mothering gifts to nurture yourself. Gain access to your creative energy and fully experience your joy. Its time for you to give birth to you.
Beginning Wednesday, August 25th 6:30-8:00 EST 3rd Monday of month 7-8:30pm
==August 27 - August 29==
NYC Esoteric Gathering
With Ralph White, Christopher Bamford, Richard Geldard, Dorothea Rockburne, John Anthony West, Steve Bass, Mitch Horowitz, Ellen Goldberg, Alvin Holm, John Lloyd, Karl Lorenzen and Peeka Trenkle painting by Frederick Church, 1877Today, interest in Western Esotericism is rising. Fifteen years ago, when the Open Center initiated its series of conferences on the Western Esoteric Tradition, there were very few gatherings that sought to bring alive the beauty and depth of this profound worldview. This weekend aims to be both a conference and a celebration of the resurgence of this great path. We will reflect on the significance of the Western Tradition within the contemporary cultural landscape, complete last year’s exploration of Inner America, and look forward to next year’s Esoteric Quest for Ancient Alexandria. As there is no Esoteric Quest to distant and exotic lands in 2010, the Open Center felt it would like to offer a homegrown esoteric weekend right here in New York City at the tail end of the summer, the time when so many Quests have taken place. Please join a rich complement of speakers as we build esoteric community, meditate on America’s early spiritual communities and writers, and deepen our knowledge of ancient philosophy, geometry and art. Presentations Include: • The Arrival of Rosicrucianism in America• Emerson and the Alexandrian Neo-Platonists• Sacred Geometry and the Library of Alexandria• Tarot and the Western Hermetic Path• Alexandria’s Influence on the Patterns of Islamic Art in Andalusia• The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, and• a walking tour of Esoteric New York City
($ Prices and schedules vary)
NY Open Center
22 E. 30th St
==Wednesday, September 15==
The Transition Movement – From Oil Dependence to Community Resilience
Bring others with you to hear an informative and inspirational talk by Michael Brownlee, who was instrumental in bringing the Transition movement to the United States from England, and who is co-founder of the first Transition Initiative in the U.S., in Boulder, CO.
(7p, see website for details)
==Thursday-Sunday, September 16-19==
Introduction to Transition
This program provides a comprehensive overview of the Transition model for decreasing oil dependency and building local resilience – its premises and practices, along with an experiential introduction to the “head, heart, and hands” of Transition.
See website for details:
))Public Service: Community Gardens((
The OASIS mapping website — the only source for interactive community garden maps across New York City — now displays the latest inventory of gardens from GrowNYC. You can search for any of almost 500 community gardens at http://www.oasisnyc.net/garden/gardensearch.aspx More information, including a tutorial for accessing the garden maps, is available at http://oasisnyc.gc.cuny.edu/index.php/Community_Gardens_2010.
The inventory is the result of a year-long effort by GrowNYC to survey gardeners and GreenThumb staff about the most up-to-date status of each of 483 community gardens throughout the five boroughs. It is being made available on OASIS in time to provide valuable context and background for activists, elected officials, the media, and others who are evaluating proposed rules for the gardens that will have far-reaching effects on whether these gardens will face development risks or not.
When you zoom to a garden on OASIS, the maps and related information will identify its protection status under the expiring rules (adopted in 2002) and which agency (if any) has jurisdiction over the garden. Each garden mapped on OASIS is profiled with information about when it was founded, what is grown there, and if you can volunteer. If you’d like to start a new garden, you can also use the OASIS maps to obtain helpful information such as property ownership, nearby resources such as schools, and surrounding land use patterns.
In addition to community gardens, OASIS’s maps show the locations of almost 150 gardens located on school property. The NYC Community Garden Mapping Project (CGMP) at GrowNYC (formerly Council on the Environment of NYC) has been inventorying and monitoring community gardens and open spaces throughout the city since 2001, making this information widely and publicly available via the www.OASISnyc.net <http://www.oasisnyc.net/> mapping site.
For more information about the GrowNYC community garden database, contact Lenny Librizzi at 212-788-7927 or llibrizzi@GrowNYC.org. For more information about OASIS, contact Steven Romalewski at 212-817-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
==October 1 - 3==
Come to beautiful central Virginia to learn about the earth centered devotional path with Trishuwa, Earth Keeper and Metis of Irish and Cherokee lineage. We will meet together at the Bridge Between the Worlds outside of Charlottesville, Virginia for a time of Prayer and Ritual with: The Ancestors and Gate Keepers of the Four Directions, And the creation of a sacred circle invoking the powers of the Directions: Eagle, Coyote, Bear and Buffalo. Participating with the invisible and creating your life territory, your plan for living in partnership with Mother Earth, Father Sky and all of our Relations. The weekend will explore: * Showing Up for Life * Being in Relationship with the Visionary, the Warrior, the Sage, the Lover, the Compassionate Leader, the Elder * Asking for guidance, personal instructions * Devising a course of action * Exploring Accountability and Awareness–Speaking the truth–What you stand for * What is my intention right now? And Consider these Questions: * What kind of warrior am I? * Will I self examine and mature into my true self? * Will I steward that which needs, that which serves all life? * Maturing questions–Who am I? What am I? * What does it mean to cut away the false until free? * Is my invitation to life on a deeper level than choice? What is needed? * What is my intention right now? Trishuwa works with the ceremonial forms of communicating with the invisibles of the world-Sweat Lodge, Sacred Pipe, Vision Quest and the Medicine Wheel. She is Ceremonial Director of the Church of Gaia and founding member of Foundation for Gaian Studies. As a young child she lived near San Juan Pueblo in New Mexico, along the Rio Grande. While living there she had her first visions that have guided her throughout her life and are the foundation of her work. She is of mixed blood; Irish, Cherokee, African American and English. Her genetic mixture and spiritual visions influenced her to advocate the inclusion of people of all races in indigenous ceremony. For more information, click here.
For more information about Trishuwa and The Foundation for Gaian Studies, click here. Resource. * Building Soul Force, Harnessing Love * Earth Centered. Devotional Path with Trishuwa * Monthly Talks on Shamanism in a New Age * Shaking Down Trauma, Finding Peace * Workshop Registration * Hotels in the Charlottesville Area * Information on How to Make Payments to MettaKnowledge * Story and Healing in Action: Embracing Diversity with Compassion in our Workplaces: * The Art of Surviving Compassion Fatigue * Exploring Spirituality on the Front Lines: A Workshop for Personal Exploration in Troubled Times
COST: $275 (includes meals and refreshments; lodging not included); $75 deposit due upon registration.Earth Centered Devotional Path with Trishuwa
Bridge between the Worlds Retreat Center, Charlottesville, VA
To register For more information on the workshop and local housing options, email email@example.com or call 434-227-0538
==Saturday, August 14==
Turn Problems in to Solutions: Permaculture Design wtih Andrew Faust
Permaculture Design Certification in NYC with Andrew Faust and Guests; Presented by The Center for Bioregional Living and Andrew Faust. Highly Recommended by Souldish. This course is for you. We need you and every conscientious and motivated person to learn the tools of Permaculture so that we may all begin to help move this world forward Today. We believe it starts with having the skills and vision to re-imagine and re-design our landscape and society. We are not waiting for government and big business to solve our problems. The solutions are already all around us. Join us for this life changing and paradigm shifting course that will provide you with inspiring career paths and abundant ways of living. We love to talk to prospective students about what sets our course apart and makes it so life changing. Send us an email, give us a call! We look forward to speaking with the future designers of society.
This course will cover the core 72 hour Permaculture Design curriculum, including additional hours of in class and out of class activities to adapt this course to our region and to contemporary ecological issues in the United States. You will learn how to apply Permaculture principles to a diversity of settings and issues with an emphasis on urban and temperate environments. This Permaculture design course provides a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation. Come be inspired by the possibilities of today and not by the fear of tomorrow.
Permaculture:, •is an ecological design science that provides insights and practical techniques for living a fruitful and abundant life.; •is addressing the major issues of our day from a whole systems perspective.; •is a worldwide movement that is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies.; •is a solution oriented ecological approach to retrofitting our societies. This course is perfect for motivated individuals who wish to use the tools of Permaculture in urban and rural environs as well as for modeling sustainable and regenerative businesses. Lectures, extensive and diverse handouts, field trips and hands-on activities: Urban redesign and retrofit, passive solar and natural building,inner-city gardening techniques, indoor and apartment gardening, indoor mushroom cultivation, fermented foods, whole foods, Living Machines and natural waste water treatment, niche market and cooperatively owned business ideas, rain gardens, living roofs, rooftop gardens, how to clean polluted air with plants, biogas generators, Bioregionalism and regional self reliance, the economics of globalization, evolution of life on earth, history of agriculture, Biodynamics, natural history of Eastern woodlands, woodlot management, watershed health, the integration of animals into cultivated ecosystems, and so much more. To receive a certificate students must attend all 11 classes and present a final Permaculture site design. Students will be given the option to present their final design individually which is a different approach than most PDCs. In our experience, and from what our growing number of students say, this contributes to a more practical, professional and intellectually stimulating learning experience. As a result a number of our student’s final presentations have gone from paper (or electronic presentations) to actualized, real-world designs.
Andrew Faust is one of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with nearly two decades of experience in the field.
Guest speakers will include: Keith Morris is an organic farmer, builder, and environmental educator. For the past five years, he has been designing and establishing an edible forest garden and ecological homestead in Johnson, Vermont along the Lamoille River. Prospect Rock Permaculture combines reforestation, wildlife refuge, and ecological restoration with food production and community building, while educating about and experimenting with sustainable techniques and ways of building. Lisa DePiano is a certified Permaculture designer and co-founder of the Montview Neighborhood Farm, a human-powered farm and edible forest garden in the Connecticut River Valley. She has a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts and likes to ride with the worker owned Pedal People in Northampton, MA. Mark Krawczyk is a permaculture designer and educator, natural builder, traditional woodworker and ecological landscaper who resides in Burlington, VT. He has worked with leaders in these fields throughout North America and the UK and is a member of Seven Generations Natural Builders collective. In addition he owns and operates Keyline Vermont - a sustainable farm design consulting business, a small woodworking/chair making company - Riven Wood Crafts and is the co-founder of the local permaculture and sustainability-focused community group Burlington Permaculture. Rafter Sass of Liberation Ecology has facilitated workshops on social project design, Permaculture design, the economics of globalization, mycology, and wild foods and medicines. In his own words, “I do this work because I want to be in conversation with people who are hungry for change, and the tools for making it.” Bill Young of Young Environmental LLC is a recognized leader in the environmental field with more than 25 years of experience as a project manager, designer, and wetland specialist. His expertise includes habitat restoration on disturbed lands, wetlands monitoring and construction, botanical inventory, wildlife assessment, streambank restoration; and erosion and sediment control. Lars Chellberg of CENYC and Water Resources Group builds and maintains low cost Rain Water Harvesting systems across the five boroughs and leads educational workshops on sustainable water practices. He will be leading a tour of one of the systems he designed for a community garden in the Lower East Side. Paula Hewitt Amram is the founder of Open Road Park in the Lower East Side. She will be talking to us about the transformation of a former bus depot/brownfield into the thriving community garden Open Road park is today.
Together this teaching team brings a wealth of wisdom and a diversity of experience ranging from city to country, forests to deserts and beyond. Come and learn from the premier practitioners of ecological design in the Northeast and be a part of the
growing community of cutting edge designers and community leaders.
Payment plans are available. Please inquire.
$100 paid in advance to reserve your spot
11 Sessions - August 14 - October 10
August 14, 15, 21, 28, 29
September 4, 11, 12 18
October 9, 10
All classes will be held on either Saturday or Sunday from 9am to 5pm and will be held at:
Sixth Street Community Center
Lower East Side Manhattan
638 E. 6th Street between Ave B and C
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The Center for Bioiregional Living
Ellenville / Brookyn, NY
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