March 2-4 (Friday-Sunday)
For deep, rich, stimulating, authentic spiritual conversations and rewarding (and fun) experiences.
Tuition: Sliding scale $50-$150, plus meals and lodging.
Join us for an enjoyable and affirming event as a community of women. You’ll experience a variety of programs for wholeness and connection to soul. Offerings include Yoga Dance and Yoga Laughter, meditation, mindfulness practice, and empowering conversations.
Read descriptions and presenter bios (in alpha order).
with Katherine Banbury, CYT
Come for an evening of pondering what the mystics term the unanswerable questions. Most of our attention revolves around getting our life set by seeking the answerable and skipping those things that can’t be answered. We therefore miss the wonder, delight, and joy of what’s already there. Our evening will modulate Western with Eastern orientation beginning with poet Mary Oliver and closing with a mystical experience, Earth to Cosmos, Katherine learned and practiced in India.
Katherine is a certified Yoga teacher with 30+ years of experience. Her teachings are supported by her spiritual pilgrimages to India. Her teachings are profoundly influenced by Father Bede Griffiths, who was a close friend and associate of C.S. Lewis, his tutor at Oxford College, England. He traveled to India in the fifties to “find the other half of my soul”, and so he did. His method of Yoga is based in harmony, a uniting of body and soul to awaken the presence of spirit to reflect on and experience that, from which only can be experienced by love, not by knowledge.
With Tracy Chipman, CYT-AYS
Now is the time to make a collective radical shift toward self love, compassion and care and it starts with you. For the sake of our wellness, families, communities and our Earth we must step deeper into authentically practicing self care. There is ancient wisdom from Ayurveda, Yoga and Nature to help us Shine brighter than ever before. Let’s!!
I was born in the village of Wauwatosa, meaning “firefly” in Potawatomi and the lakes, rivers and forests of Wisconsin were my first home places and teachers. I have also lived in and learned from the lands of Oregon, Vermont, Iowa, New Mexico and Great Britain.
The ancient wisdom and my practice of Storytelling Yoga and Ayurveda are strong and empowering energies in my life as is sharing their wisdom with others. Currently I live in North Menomonie, WI with my partner, an ever growing garden, four chickens, and a sassy and dear black cat called Pippin. More here; www.listentoatale.com and tlcyoga.weebly.com
With Kyia Downing
We are living in a time of unprecedented breakdowns and losses: of relationships, identities and ideals. This is a conversation about finding hope amidst the chaos by trusting life and going within.
For more than 30 years, Kyia Downing has been a creative catalyst who has brought imagination, humanity and transformative ideas to her clients large & small. She is happiest when collaborating with visionary leaders and kindred spirits to create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Kyia recently completed the 3-year Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation program at the Christine Center, and for the past 2 1/2 years has been part of the Global Innovation team at Weight Watchers–helping that venerable company transform from a business that focuses on food, points and pounds to a community that offers a more inspiring and holistic mind/body approach to feeling lighter.
With Trish Johnson
This workshop will introduce the principles of mindfulness as a way of looking more closely and compassionately at who you are and the life you are living. You will acquire basic tools to use throughout your day to support a deeper engagement with, acceptance of and compassionate approach to yourself and the world around you.
Trish began her work with meditation, mindfulness and embodiment practices almost 20 years ago. She has been a mindfulness and meditation instructor for 5 years and works with children and adults throughout the community. Trish teaches secular mindfulness practices in the schools and believes that offering these skills to youth supports their social, emotional, and academic abilities as well as their overall health and happiness. Johnson studies with Mindful Schools in Oakland, California.
In addition, Trish leads mindfulness workshops in public and private sectors throughout the community. She also teaches mindfulness to families, leads youth camps (movement, mindfulness, social engagement and service) and adult wellness retreats at Manitou.
Trish loves being a mom to her 2 children Nico and Willow. She also loves learning new things, moving her body in creative and healthy ways, traveling, cooking, dancing and spending time with her family and friends. Trish is the Co-Director and an instructor at Manitou Center in Winona.
With Tatsiana O’Neill
After a short introduction we will have a Yoga Dance Class where we will dance through the chakras and sprinkle in a healthy dose of Laughter Yoga. We will end with a short meditation.
Tatsiana obtained her Kripalu Yoga Instructor Certification (200 hour) in 2007 from Rasika (Martha Link) prior to finishing her degree in Economics Management. In 2008 she become a Certified Kripalu Yoga Dance Instructor via Megha Nancy Buttenheim, which harnesses her love of dance and Yoga. Then she obtained her certification as a Laughter Yoga Leader via Laura Gentry of the Iowa School of Laughter Yoga in March of 2011.From September 2006 Tanya has been teaching all levels of Yoga classes in the Baraboo Area from restorative to advanced level classes. Tatsiana, with the goal of changing the world one student at a time, pours her heart and soul into her teaching.