Workshops & Events
Art & Soul
Painting From Source
November 26, 2017. 1 – 4 pm
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We will spend a soulful afternoon creating expressions from within, using oil paints. This is a welcoming, creative and safe experience for terrified, new and experienced artists alike. Learn a new way to access your creative expression. You will experience guided possibilities utilizing: Non-dominant hand; Guided visioning for symbols; Sensory attunement/painting without your eyes; Word/poetry summoning expression; Supportive Medicine wheel practices to elicit a painting of wholeness.
Expect to take home some beautiful creations. Fee is $90 Materials: 9 x 12 pad or larger of Arches paper.
- Space is limited for a small group. Register early to ensure your space.
Stephanie Foy is a Certified Sequencing Teacher through River Gallery School. She weaves her love for the human soul and unique expression with years of experience facilitating powerful groups. She enjoys encouraging the unfolding of remarkable individual beauty. She hopes we will laugh a lot as we create together. To register email email@example.com or call 802-380-3306.
Women's Council Circle
Next council – Sunday, December 17, 2017
2-4 pm Williamsville, Vermont – Please RSVP
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Council is not a workshop. Here we share and gather strength, supports, wisdom, creativity and collaboration. Our gathering will not be focused around food, however, if you feel to bring a dish to share, surely it’s welcome. I will have lots of tea for us. Please let me know if you are able to join me.
There is never a fee for council. This is a FREE event. Please RSVP for directions.
Care for Women
Meets monthly beginning Sunday, January 21, 2018
11am – 3pm
New – Second year group will begin 2018.
Together We Will Explore...
Would you like to feel less alone in the changing world and inspired to take action, make connections and learn new skills? Would you like a place where your untold stories are heard and your wildness is welcomed and rejuvenated?
Gather your strength for the times ahead with women in circle.
Join us to dive deep and explore:
Challenges and necessity.
Attuning to your Intuition – cultivating something reliable to trust when media and world is cloudy
Following your own rhythm (rather than prescribed by to-do lists, work week, holidays, others, etc.)
Setting clear boundaries – how to, why boundaries are necessary, accountability and support for change
Creating new habits
Coming Home to Truth and Voice
Speaking up and out
Exploring the shaky, apologetic voice, the unheard voice and the rising voice
Trauma, freeze and the aggressive invitations from society to stay small and quiet.
Where does the voice go and how to set it free
Learn ways of claiming without apology your “no” and “yes”
The bitch archetype – and other patriarchal designs to keep you quiet
Finding voice and keeping it.
Healing from the Wounds of misogyny:
Exploring cultural, personal and societal messages from the patriarchy
Media, Advertising and Norms
Imposed Masculine structure vs innate feminine structure
Beliefs and messages internalized – bring conscious for review
Rebuilding a balanced circular way forward
Shame: healing practices; consciously exploring where carried shame comes from
Exploring the violence of advertising, media, and imagery towards women
Empowerment in reality
Honoring your innate cycles
Reclaiming the beauty of an authentic self
Power of nature and the nature of power
How to restore what’s been given away and taken away
Ways that embodied connection to the earth is necessary for revitalization
The truth in nature’s reflections
Forming strong alliances with nature and women
Protection of nature and protection of your power
Develop empowering outdoor survival skills.
Learn to be self reliant in the wilderness and anywhere
Trust in your ability to create shelter, tie knots, build fire and stay comfortable.
What to pack for a hike.
Developing a spiritual practice
How to keep soul at the center of your life.
Creating a daily ritual
Exploring the Medicine Wheel and 4 directions as tools for wholeness
The indestructible nature of soul
Define, create and discover the community you long for.
Creating agreements for community
Reasons for and utilization of;
Maintaining the bonds of connection over time;
Reaching the larger community with goals/intents;
Bringing who you are more fully into the world.
Reflections, Celebration & Closing Council
Emerge with strong inner resources, support, new friendships, and inspiration for action.
We will meet monthly
beginning Sunday, January 21, 2018
January 21, 2018 – 11-3pm
February 25, 2018 – 11-3pm
March 25, 2018 – 11-3pm
April 15, 2018 – 11-3pm
May 6, 2018 – 11-3pm
Minimum of 8 participants, maximum of 12
Please bring a potluck item for lunch, a journal and dress for the weather. We will likely spend some time outside each month. Participants are asked to commit to this program in it’s entirety, as it is not a drop in program. For those traveling a long distance, overnight space can be provided upon request.
Fee is $100 per session: A $100 deposit will secure your space. If you would like to participate and cost is prohibitive, let’s talk.
Each month we will choose a cause to donate funding in support of (ex: Women’s Crisis Center, Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club).
New Year's Eve Firewalk & Day of Connection
December 31, 2017 – 2:30pm
Spirit Hollow ~ North Bennington, Vermont
Full Moon New Year’s Eve Firewalk ~ Walking the fiery knowing
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Women's Wild Soul Immersion
July 30 – August 3, 2017
As with all soul work, you are likely to experience discomfort, frustration, and meet your personal edges. You are also likely to discover a deep belonging, authentic truths and touch the center of your own awe. The fruits of your efforts will match your commitment.
After this powerful ceremony, you will be welcomed back together, with support to share stories, develop insights and integrate your knowing from this sacred time with the Earth.
We will guide you as you redefine your intended way of walking, being and doing in the world. You will gather support to embody the unique gifts and medicine that are yours to carry back home and into your daily life.
Allow yourself to dive deeply into the sanctuary of the earth, the feminine and the mystery and recover your soul’s belonging. We will be waiting to receive you in a strong circle of solidarity and love.
Women’s Nature Immersion will be guided by Stephanie Foy, and assisted by Marion Dulude
Since 1999, Stephanie has been operating the Center for Dimensions in Healing where she offers Trauma Resolution, Soul Medicine, Wilderness Rites of Passage and Firewalking. It has long been her call and honor to guide women’s vision fasts and wilderness journeys. She is dedicated to the rising of soul and authenticity and trusts in the power of ceremony.
Stephanie thrives in the wilds, the depths and the waters and carries a reverence, delight and urgency for presence with the varied landscapes of our world. She brings rich experiences as woman, mother, guide, medicine person and daughter of the Earth, and is forever a student of Nature’s teachings.
Change agent, guide and lover of the vast human heart, she is a fierce advocate for truth and wholeness. Nature and soul is at the center of all she seeks to serve. You can find her tracking soul and wellbeing into the dark corners, vibrant light and hidden valleys. Her desire and call is to offer a safe, rich and wild container for continued connection and understanding for our inner and wilder landscapes.
A note from Stephanie: Your safety and wellbeing are important to me. You will receive grounded, present support for your sacred journey. Please reach out with any questions.
Marion Dulude sprouted and grew up in Montreal’s urban soil yet it didn’t prevent her from developing her wildness! Her greatest joys come from moments shared with beings of all ages exploring nature and re-learning how to learn with their heart, senses and instincts. She is passionate about alternative education, social and environmental justice, permaculture, wilderness living and survival skills. She has been an environmental educator for the past 8 years working for non profit organizations, schools and camps on projects rooted in intercultural and experiential approaches. She offers 5 different yearlong nature immersion rite of passage programs for youth, teens and adults. She continues to be moved and inspired by the awakenings and transformations that nature based rites of passages can foster within people as well as the deep connection to soul that often arise from engaging with nature in reciprocal ways.
Details,location and lots more information will be sent via mail upon registration.
One-half tuition payment as a sign of commitment upon registration: We hope that this tangible and very practical financial commitment will stand as a marker, or threshold, for you that allows you to more fully turn into the preparation/severance stage of your ceremony. In other words, to make it real!
Payment in full is required by June 30, 2017. Fees: $950 total tuition. $475 deposit due upon registration.
What do we mean by ceremony?
What do we mean by ceremony?
Ceremony is an act of devotion. The decision to enter into sacred space with intention and reverence to mark a specific life passage; it is a communication with the deepest self, the natural world, and a circle of community; a holy conversation with the non-linear world.
Ceremony lifts up crisis and challenge, and makes them sacred. When we take the time to gather the inherent wisdom of these experiences rather than just survive them, we find meaning, we begin to thrive.
It is not necessary to hold a specific belief or religion, or to have prior experience. This ceremony calls home the daughters of the Earth. She offers a sweet unfolding and opening to the love which is already holding you, and a knowing of the deepest belonging.
There is no “right” or “wrong” way to do ceremony. There is the discovery of your own way that delights the soul and enlivens the body. Perhaps your way is simple, or maybe it’s elaborate. What is important is that you are called to begin.
What words speak of a woman’s soul? We don’t know, but this discovery speaks to: that which is contained in us that can only be mirrored by wild nature; a deep well of imagery, wisdom and mystery; circles of nourishment; fertile soil, cavernous heart; cycles and seasons; a return to the wild indigenous one; a wide and preconditioned truth; soft, verdant valley; the sacred recorder of this journey of life.
Here we reclaim our relationship with soul and nature. We return to the world with a renewed knowing of truth.
Life experience initiates us again and again, whether we are conscious of it or not. Rarely are we provided with the support and understanding to take on the deeper meaning, and the guidance to celebrate and integrate these life changing experiences.
Meredith Little shares “Rather than ceremony being a magical means of getting to where you wish you were, it formally marks where you have arrived. The secret teaching is that this is the fastest way of moving into our becoming.”
Fanning the Flames