Schedule and Workshops

Day Overview

8:00 amYoga for Embodiment with Siri Shakti

8:30 am: Early Check-in opens

9:00 am: Check-in Begins

9:00 – 9:25: Pasha’s drum class

9:30: Opening circle begins

*If you plan on arriving later than this, please note you will still need to check in between 11:15-11:45 am!

9:40: Goddess Ceremony

10:15: Lisa Schrader to lead Awakening Shakti workshop

11:30  am – 8:00 pm: Wellness Clinic treatment for first 50 registrants.  Click here to register.

11:30 am – 7:30 pm: Vendor Marketplace open.  

11:30: tea & Snack Break; Market Place will be open

11:30 – 11:45: Late Check-in

11:45 – 1:00: 1st Workshop Session

1:00 – 2:15: Lunch of the finest local, organic and nourishing foods; Market Place will be open

2:15 – 3:30: 2nd Workshop Session

3:30: Tea & Chocolate Break

3:45 – 5:00: 3rd Workshop Session

5:15 – 6:30: 4th Workshop Session

6:30 – 7:30: Dinner & Music

7:30 pm  Closing Circle

8:00 pm Evening Session Including: Dancing, Sharing Circle, Stories, Night Hike all around a fire

Additional Information To Assist In Planning  Your Day

Workshop Sessions: There will be four sessions throughout the day offering three concurrent workshops (totaling 16 selections). Each workshop runs about 75 minutes long.

Refreshments: There will be assorted herbal teas and homemade sprouted breads with butter and honey on breaks and throughout the day.

Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

Wellness Clinic: Local body workers and healers will offer short holistic treatment sessions to the first 50 registrations we receive.  Sign up now to reserve your spot!

Pampering Oasis: Come experience soothing and fragrant herbal foot soaks and organic facials on a self-serve basis, no sign up required. Please bring a personal use towel.

Market Place: Talented community members will be selling a variety of goods including herbal extracts, soaps, lotions, fermented foods, jewelry and artwork available throughout the day.

Art Tent

Anya’s Practice: offering the rejuvenating Biomat experience and herbal steam treatments. We can accommodate 20 participants on a first come basis. Please sign up for this at registration upon arrival and bring a personal use towel.

2013 Workshop Offerings, Details

You are welcome to partake in as much or as little as you are called to do.  The grounds at Hidden Villa are a fabulous place to go for a walk and get back in touch with Mother Nature, sit and be still or watch and observe.

On-going activities include a Pampering Oasis tent with organic body care. Explore a market place with samples and products you can enjoy at home. Short complementary consultations and treatments will be offered throughout the day for the first 50 registrants!

8:00 am Yoga for Embodiment with Siri Shakti

Join us for a morning yoga practice to cultivate an embodied presence, balance your attention, and prepare you for a day of expansion and joy.

Opening Workshop 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Awakening Goddess Shakti

with Lisa Schrader from Awakening Shakti

So many women find themselves exhausted and soul-depleted from living in our busy, hypermasculinized world of doing-improving-striving. We long for a healing return to our flowing, sensual, and radiant feminine energy or “Shakti”. As we reclaim this authentic feminine power, we not only access new levels of passion and joy, we tap into sustainable power to fuel our creative contributions in the world. Join Lisa Schrader as she shares practical ways to awaken this goddess energy of Shakti within you.

Session 1 – 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Option #1: How is it Medicine? ~ Anya Tyutyunik with Anya’s Practice

In this inspiring workshop we’ll expand on the meaning of health, the process of healing, and explore the concept of “medicine” by looking to anthropology, history and the culture of medicine itself.  We’ll discuss how health and disease are impacted, not only by the imbalances in the body, mind, and spirit, but also environmental factors, cultural forces, family dynamics and connection (or lack of) to our earth and beyond.  By deepening our concepts of wellness and healing we’ll learn how to trust ourselves to make more powerful, intuitive healing decisions that are not based in fear or on standardized “scientific and heroic medicine” models.

This workshop offers access to substantial, practical information on how to search for a holistic practitioner and how to widen your path into natural healing medicine (or non-medicine) that fundamental heals in the most profound ways.

Option #2: “Would you like PMS with that?” with Jennifer Schmid, MSN, RN, CNL

How diet, lifestyle, and the environment can mess with our hormones.

Option #3: Hidden Villa Garden Tour

Option #4: Art Tent – Playing with Clay

with Anna Kveti

Session 2 – 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Hive Medicine for your Skin and Body with Tamara Wolfson, LAc

This exciting apitherapy class will cover the uses of the six bee medicines; pollen, royal jelly, venom, honey, propolis and beeswax. The discussion will illuminate the many ways the honeybee are an extraordinary benefit and healing aid for our skin, body and biological pivot for the environment.

Tai Chi for Women with Elliotte Mao

Try it, you’ll LOVE it! No athletic ability or martial arts skills needed. The Qi energy harnessed for centuries for its life giving force has ironically been underutilized by the most giving souls – women! Here are steps culled from nature’s best movements. Discover for yourself why this ancient exercise can fortify us against those nagging issues plaguing womenkind, such as osteoporosis, depression, fatigue, loss of balance and focus. Instructor Elliotte makes the course learner-friendly and FUN! You will walk away feeling energized, balanced…and wise. No flying Kung fu kicks. Promise!, elliottemao@hotmail

Herbal Walk with Ingrid Bauer, MS

Ingrid will be sharing her knowledge about herbs throughout a guided herb walk within the bounty of Hidden Villa.

Art Session – Mandala , weaving your dreams

Hosted by Taya

Mandala is one of the oldest symbols known by humans. In many cultures, mandala represents the structure of the world. The tradition of weaven mandalas comes from Central and Southern America. American Indians believe that by weaving a mandala you are not only creating a beautiful work of art, you also weave your life as you want it to be. You weave your deepest desires, bringing them closer to realization. You weave your own inner world, getting answers to your questions and improving the vision of obstacles that disturb the flow of life. You weave yourself, getting to know yourself better.

The yarn weaven mandalas, Ojos de Dios (God’s Eyes) originate from the Huichol tribe in the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico. The Huichol call them ‘Sikuli’, which means “the power to see and understand things unknown.”

Session 3 – 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

5Rhythms Movement/Dance with Stacey Butcher

Embody the sacred feminine through the 5Rhythms movement/dance practice. The 5Rhythms comprise a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in everybody, no matter what its shape, size, age, limitations and experience. To find your dance is to find yourself, at your most fluid and creative level. While the practice itself is the essence of simplicity, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression. The primary teaching of this work is: If you put the psyche in motion, it will heal itself.

Caring for Ourselves as We Care for Others with Dr. Jennifer Clemons ND, LAc As

Practitioners, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Friends-We are often faced with the daily challenge of giving beyond our capacity. It may have become so familiar we don’t even notice when we have gone beyond our bounds, until we collapse with exhaustion at the end of the day. Let’s talk about the Yin and Yang aspects of caring, when and how “No” can be a loving thing to say, and how to draw strength and nourishment right up from the Earth beneath us with some simple Qi Gong techniques and meridian awareness.

Creative Cultures Fermentation with Kelly Dearie

Learn to make keifer* and why this is a sacred art.  Transform the keifer into dressings, dips, cheeses and whey.  Then learn how to use the whey to make powerful probiotic beverages that are both tasty and healing.   Learn more about fermenting here.

* Kelly is planning on using dairy keifer and possibly water keifer for this class.

Art Tent – Knitting Circle

with Debra

Session 4 – 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Practice Joy ~ The Art of the Sacred Circle, The Feminine Soul & Dancing for Joy with Holli McCormick, Embodied Soul Coach Hear about the untold story of women’s experience throughout history while having a chance to share your own experience – both verbally and nonverbally. You will also learn a few tools on how to “hear” what your body and brain want to share with you so that you can start to integrate all parts of your Embodied Soul to work in harmony with one another.,

Happy Hormones with Dr. Kristy

Join Dr. Kristy and discover how you can have happy hormones.  During this workshop Dr. Kristy will discuss hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menopause and menstrual cycle imbalances.  You will learn how to eat for optimal hormonal balance, what supplements and herbs treat which hormonal imbalances and also the FAQs of bioidentical hormones – who should use them, who shouldn’t and why.

You will also receive a hormone questionnaire to help find out what hormonal imbalances may be getting in the way of your happy hormones.

Art Tent – Pisanki with Anna Antonova

The pisanki derive from an ancient tradition when eggs, the symbol of life, were endowed with magical properties and were thought to ensure both a plentiful harvest and good health. The name Pisanki comes from the Russian word “pisan“, which means to write.

Rest Tent – Sing Your Soul Out Circle

Facilitated by Ayla & Kedri, open format; please join us and add your voices to the song

Dinner Program 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ayla Nereo’s voice hits straight to the heart. With an array of loop-pedals by her side, she layers vocal melodies into majestic,sweeping harmonies and weaves magical threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance.

Evening Program 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Katherine Glasa AND Rachel Jordana will grace us with their dejay skills so those that wish to dance the night away – can!

Other evening activities are still in the process of being planned – please check back soon.