An ensouling intimate relationship workshop for couples and singles bringing fresh approaches that are sustainable, fulfilling, and enchanted.
with Lety Seibel and Tamarack Song
February 3-6, 2021 (begins 9am Friday)
$225 per person, plus meals and lodging
$175 per person for online participation
The Christine Center Scholarship Fund is available from donations specified for this purpose. Our hope is that all who seek a spiritual deepening experience will have the opportunity to participate with us. Scholarship Application
Imagine a relationship with no arguing, because there is no need for it. Differences become strengths rather than dividers. Hurtful relational patterns and triggers give reason to stay together and grow, rather than creating more pain and divisiveness.
If you are now single, imagine being in the relationship of your dreams and discovering how to manifest that. If you are coming without your partner, envision going home with fresh inspiration and creative new ways to strengthen and enrich your sharing.
No, this is not some idyllic model that you are going to be teased with, knowing that it is virtually impossible to achieve. Instead, you learn just what you need in order to transform your current relationship, or to create such a magical relationship with your next partner. You’ll then be able to start on solid footing, with every chance for success.
In this workshop, you learn how to:
- Use the skill of Deep Listening in place of arguing
- Keep your sharing fresh, without taking each other for granted
- Avoid the same outcome in relationship after relationship
- Transform your trauma memories into personal and relational empowerment
- Grant each other the freedom to be who you are without fear of abandonment
- Choose friends that strengthen your relationship
- Give without giving yourself away
- Turn insecurity-based commitment into feeling privileged to be together
We explore why dating is usually the worst way to start a relationship, why apologizing and asking for forgiveness weaken a relationship, and how complementarity creates a stronger bond than compatibility. Throughout the workshop, we draw inspiration from the relationship patterns of indigenous peoples and our wild animal kin.
Every topic is followed by a troubleshooting session, to address your particular relationship issues and needs.
Tuition includes a one-hour private consultation with Lety and Tamarack outside the workshop, with or without your partner(s).
Lety Seibel and Tamarack Song have been together for twenty years, through thick and thin — without an argument. They bring into this workshop the successful approaches that keep their relationship vibrant and growing — and the wisdom gained from the failed methods of their earlier relationships. Lety draws from the rich relational heritage of her Mayan ancestry and Mexican culture. Tamarack shares what he learned about mated relationship from the animal people he lived with, particularly Doves and Wolves, and from the Native Elders he apprenticed to. Together Lety and Tamarack counsel couples, and Tamarack has written extensively on the topic of relationship. (see www.teachingdrum.org under Shop: Old Way Wares & books)
Due to continuing developments in the Covid-19 pandemic,
we are inviting everyone who is vaccinated against Covid-19 to this event.
Tracing her ancestry to the southernmost part of North America (Popoluca Maya – Olmec – Mixtec), West Africa, China, and Europe, because of that, Lety is known by many as Woman of the Four Colors. Leticia, her given name means ‘joyful’ in Latin.
As a Native healer’s granddaughter, Lety’s strengths lie in the healing and visionary arts, where history plays an invaluable role as we women lay foundations for the world our grandchildren will inherit.
Lety grew up at a time when Herbs helped to cure ailments from a to z. With Herbs, cooking was transformed from a mundane activity into a magical delight of smells and tastes. Herbs even helped siblings to get along and to function as compassionate, helpful, bright human beings. In this grandmotherly world, Herbs were not just inanimate things to be used for our benefit. Rather, they were cherished family, who in turn cared for us and nurtured our well-being.
In 2001, Lety and her 10-year-old daughter participated in a one-year wilderness immersion in the northwoods of Wisconsin. The Trees, Frogs, Deer, Stones, Clouds, and all who shared their home with her for that full turn of the seasons reconnected Lety with her own wild language and nature. Her life is dedicated to sharing this relationship with others who are also inspired by Nature.
From her Curandera grandmother, Lety learned that everything in life is about relationship. The way in which we relate to one thing is the way in which we relate to all things. This awareness guides her counseling work with couples, families, and others struggling to find ways to relate in authentic, wholesome ways.
Taking what he learned from living with Wolves and apprenticing to American Indian elders, Tamarack Song (dodem Owl) founded the Teaching Drum Outdoor School in 1987, and more recently the Healing Nature Trails. Twenty years ago, he invited five people to live at his primitive camp, which became the beginning of the Wilderness Guide Program—the only known year-long full immersion wilderness living course. As well, Tamarack is a Zen practitioner, relationship consultant, Guardian-Warrior trainer, ecological restoration consultant, and stress-trauma consultant for outdoor programs. He is currently pursuing doctorates in Integrative Psychology and Applied Shamanic Studies.