WOMEN ON THE HEDGE is an on-going series of workshops exploring the land beyond the patriarchy. We ask, what are our collective wounds as self-identified women and how can we heal – so that we may rise together in this time of great change. We aim the spot light of truth and understanding towards our collective shadows and traumas, with the intention of illuminating our greatest strengths and powers. We share our stories and weave together our journeys through this tamed landscape of societal conditioning – reclaiming herstory along the way – and little by little inviting each other to the edge of what is wild, ancient, and revolutionary. We are hedge women. We know no bounds.
INVOKING the WHORE: February 9th, 2017 – with Portia Richardson + Lydia Rose Dolan of Wild and Vibrant
- We will examine the oppression of women’s sensual power and aim to reconnect and reclaim what it means to be a whore, slut, nasty woman, witch, bitch, cunt.
- We will explore the practice of sex magic as a tool for deconstructing patriarchal influence and learn to cultivate societal change through personal pleasure and ritual.
Art by Albrecht Dürer : The Whore of Babylon, 1498
FREE the VOICE : December 1 -2, 2017 – with Odeya Nini
The Voice is an instrument that radiates from the soul, resonates in the body, and is pure breath. Harnessing the energy of the Voice is a strength that is felt deep within ourselves and heard loudly outside of ourselves. Resonance is the act of reciprocating sound and creating vibration, and its an ability we all have with our voice.
Friday + Saturday – 6-9pm $120 ($100 early bird special before 11/1)
This workshop is dedicated to sensing the voice, understanding our instruments and realizing the healing effects we have on ourselves and others when we use our voice with intention and love. We will practice exercises that clear mental and physical expression, develop visualization, and indulge in meditation. Both through introspective work and outward playfulness, we will explore the voice as an instrument that radiates from the imagination, body and movement, not limited to conventions of language, but rather able to convey myriad forms of communication. The workshop will conclude with a 1 hour Voice Bath, a total sound immersion in the healing power of the human voice. Journey in meditation to the healing sound waves of changing vibration, dynamic tone, melody, emotion and the powerful resonance of the voice – accompanied by the celestial drones of Himalayan and crystal singing bowls.
SISTERHOOD + the SACRED MIRROR – November 4, 2017 – with Portia Richardson
Join us for a reflective look into the sacred mirror of sisterhood. What do we see when we look around the circle of our sisters? What do we feel in the presence of powerful, beautiful, creative women? Hint – it might not always feel so great. It may be triggering and invoke feelings of envy, judgement, and competition. This is our collective feminine shadow speaking to us!
This workshop is all about giving her a voice. We will explore her role in helping us discover our greatest gifts as women. We will ask: Where does she come from? What can she teach us? How is she an opening to deepen our connection to ourselves and each other? How is she an ally who can help us learn to honor our power as women? Are we ready to see things how they truly are? Are we ready to look honestly in our own mirror? And what happens next?