Long ago when humans lived in oneness with Earth, they knew how to evoke the primal forces of Nature for personal and planetary well-being. They engaged the transformational powers of sacred dance and ritual to generate life-energy and connect to the great creative energies of Mother Earth.
Through sacred dance we enter the fluidity of being alive, shattering the borders between body, heart, mind, self and Earth. In dance we fall in love with the spirit in all things, and reclaim our essential unity with the living forces of creation. Made of the Elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Ether, connecting deeply with their story connects us deeply with ours.
Engulfed in the cosmic forces of creativity, Earth~Rhythms invites you into the primal play of imagination and improvisation. The Dance of the Elements, Earth-rituals, time to BE with Nature, mindfulness and felt-awareness practices strengthens a trust so deeply rooted that we remember who we are, and celebrate the emergence of our creative expression and participation within the web of life.
"We sometimes fall into the illusion that power is elsewhere. Nothing could be further from the truth. The earth oozes with power, waiting for anyone who wishes to embrace it.." Brian Swimme
(This beautiful tree picture was taken by Carol L. Fraser in Vernon, B.C., Canada)
Earth~Rhythms Workshop Details
Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression connecting us with spirit and self.
Intentional dance and ritual processes lets us move energy, cleanse, recharge, celebrate, connect with other life forms, pray and worship. We re-awaken our sacred relationship with Nature and therefore with ourselves.
We will explore the rich landscape of emotions as extensions and expressions of Nature, and how these ‘sacred fires' bind us to the Earth Mother, bringing us home to ourselves.
In a safe space, held within the embrace of Nature, you may experience break through as transformation is brought about on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels.
Earth Rhythms is for those who want to:
- Reclaim your sacred relationship with Nature & with it a deeper knowledge of yourself & your part in the web of life
- Live an empowered life, deeply rooted in Earth wisdom
- Shed beliefs & habit that restrict your authentic expression
- Harness the transformational power of Air, Fire, Water, Earth & Ether
- Tap into the primal pleasure of play & spontaneity
- Become a conscious co-creator with life & inspiration for change
- Celebrate the unfolding of your spirit in the exquisite Dance of Life
Earth~Rhythms is not something you do; it's what you are.
What happens in the Earth~Rhythms?
Each day will include instruction, experiential sessions, time alone, writing exercises, interactive dialogue and integration time.
Earth~Rhythms is an organic process that requires deep listening to what is needed in the moment. For this reason every Earth~Rhythms workshop is unique, depending upon the experience and needs of the participants. We encourage authentic, spontaneous and expressive explorations. Incorporating feelings, memories, and creative impulses are welcomed elements in creating the matrix for your experience.
We will be outdoors, in the elements, weather permitting. Practices done in Nature re-attunes you to the animating powers of Life.
"Deep in our bones resides an ancient, singing couple who just won't give up making their beautiful, wild noise. The world won't end if we can find them." - "Secrets of the Talking Jaguar"
Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera - Eco-Creativity Guide
Lorenna is an Eco-Creativity guide and founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, a revolutionary earth-based spiritual practice, which reawakens our ecological heritage.
She is co-founder and director with her husband Shantree of The Living Centre and Living Arts Institute. Lorenna is a Permaculture Educator, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator and Sevenfold Path of Peace coach with a specialty in evolutionary regeneration at the personal, ecological and spiritual levels.
Her work is inspired by the teachings of indigenous cultures, Joanna Macy - The Work that Reconnects, Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper of Continuum, Gabrielle Roth, the new science of Living Systems and the cosmological work of Brian Swimme & Thomas Berry.
Lorenna has a passion for embodied transformation and offers profound wisdom and insight into the understanding of consciousness. Her passion for self-realization and the awakening of consciousness has been the guiding force in her life.
A study into the mysteries of life and how to invoke the primal elements of nature have shown her that human and Nature are one force, interconnected in all ways. Her teachings support the reclaiming of our birthright as ecological beings, and with it ourselves and our future. She believes that everything we need to know about how to live extraordinary lives we can find the answers to in Nature. Learn more>
Dates for Earth~Rhythms
June 1 & 2, 2013 Can be taken as a one or two day workshop
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Register for Earth~Rhythms
One Day - $150 plus tax
Two Day - $250 plus tax
Includes: workshop, educational material and organic vegan live-food lunches.
Transportation, tax and accommodations are not included in the pricing.
Companion Pricing: Bring a friend and save $25.
Payment can be made through 'PayPal' below or by certified check. Please address the check to: The Living Centre and send to: The Living Centre 5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3