Wild Women Retreat


August 17 – August 19
Magical Forest Location near Hartwick, NY,  address shared after registering
$25 per family

We will be gathering on the weekend of the Full Harvest Moon for the 5th annual Wild Women Retreat. A magical relaxing weekend of sister time, ritual and play awaits! Registration is due 7/31.

We have a beautiful space with woods and fields and a swimming pond… a covered pavilion and room for camping… It is quite lovely and it’s secluded and perfect for our gathering.   We come together to celebrate and honor ourselves, our sisters, our connection with nature and the cycles of life. We share food and co-create the magic of the weekend with our offerings.

Every year we have had more and more women join us, so we expect this year to be the same.  We have limited space so register soon to reserve your space!

This event is for female self-identified people. Saturday during the day, pre-teen girls and infants are welcome as well.

To register:
1) please click “Add to cart” below and pay the $25 registration fee.
2) follow this link to fill out the registration form

Additional details:

In keeping with the collaborative beauty of sisterhood, we will each contribute in a few ways:

FOOD

Meals are done potluck style.  Alanna Rose will be coordinating food this year.  Once registration has closed and we have a full head count for the weekend, she will contact you with your meal assignment. You can then sign up for whichever part of that meal that suits you.  Meals will be arranged to provide a spectrum of dishes to accommodate various dietary restrictions (i.e vegetarian, vegan, paleo, etc).
Any mothers of picky eaters who will be joining us on Saturday are encouraged to come prepared with a sack lunch or snacks in the event your little one finds our menu unpalatable 😉

OFFERINGS

In addition to food, we ask you to make an offering of your time and skills.   That’s where the magic happens.  You’ll see more details on this when you register.

SCHEDULE

Friday afternoon we set up the space, share dinner and at dusk, there will be a opening ritual of transformation and connection.
Saturday is our family day, so babies and young girls are welcome to join us during the day to frolic in the woods.   It is a time to share gifts, skills, knowledge, workshops, whatever we bring with us and create from the earth.
Saturday night is the Bonfire, so bring your howls, your magic, your drums and your bells. This is indeed a Circle of the Circles and our monthly magic is magnified, so come prepared to let it all go and embrace the wild.
Sunday we share breakfast, relax a final time by the pond and break up camp.

A magical relaxing weekend of sister time, ritual and play awaits!

Secret City Festival Performance

More details on specific times and locations of this upcoming performance to be posted soon.

Grief Ritual Workshop

June 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: To be shared upon registration, Roseboom, NY
$20

Grief is a river; it flows from a deep place and only knows rest when it reaches the ocean. If it is dammed up, blocked with a giant boulder of fear or judgement, the pressure that builds affects every other part of you. When given a safe and supported place, we can slowly chip away at our boulders and dams and let our grief flow out and our bodies heal.

Inspired by the grief rituals of the Dagara tribe of Burkina Faso and the work of Sobonfu Somé and Zahava Griss, we come together through drums, song and movement, supporting each other’s grieving process as we strengthen the collective.

This interactive workshop, led by Dzeli (Angelica Palmer of Cooperstown), includes movement, drumming and song to work towards healing and a sense of safety and community. Participants may be dealing with personal or general issues. All welcome. Size is limited. Pre-enrollment required.
(Minimum enrollment must be met to be offered). Fee: $20.
Reservations requested by June 13 at 5PM.

You can sign up at the Art Garage Sat. June 8 between 10Am-1PM; or any day until June 13 at 5PM: Simply text 315-941-9607 to make arrangements, or email leartgarage@gmail.com.

June Parlor Night – Postponed

mural by A’shop

**** This event is postponed for later in the summer

An evening of fun, food, creativity and community

A venue for the unusual: performance art, sculpture from found objects, dance, poetry, artifacts… anything with a story and a heart.

Living in a rural town, remote from any urban center, can be challenging. Where do you share your creativity? Where are the weirdos? How do you stay focused on creating while balancing paying the bills and family time?

Here’s a solution! Join fellow artists and art-lovers for this bi-monthly event to share our art and support each other’s creative process.

Food is a big part of this, so please bring a dish to pass as well.

All disciplines and skill-levels are welcome.

To join the discussion : facebook group

Ecstatic Dance Cooperstown

A free form dance party

June 1st, 2019 at 7pm
Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center
77 North Main St, Milford, NY
$10 – $20 sliding scale, kids free

Join us for an Ecstatic Dance!
Come dance the night away to the magic of DJ Noah Johannesen.
Let the music lift you to a higher plane. Let your stress and thoughts wash away as your body moves to the beat. We begin with a circle of intention and close with a circle of reflection.
If you haven’t heard of ecstatic dances before, they’re big clean spaces for free form dancing. The music is eclectic: electronic, world, funk, pop, whatever keeps the energy flowing.

Check out the facebook event page for this dance
Please like our facebook page to hear about future dances

Post-Nature Performance

Create y(our) Relationship With Nature

What a beautiful intimate experience it was, offering myself as your sculpture and canvas. Thank you for your playful exploration. I am joyous to see the depth and vitality of your relationship with Nature.

Thank you to The Art Garage for hosting my performance and to James Herman for inviting me to offer it.

Ecstatic Dance Cooperstown!

A free form dance party

June 1st, 2019 at 7pm
Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center
77 North Main St, Milford, NY
$10 – $20 sliding scale, kids free

Join us for an Ecstatic Dance!
Come dance the night away to the magic of DJ Noah Johannesen.
Let the music lift you to a higher plane. Let your stress and thoughts wash away as your body moves to the beat. We begin with a circle of intention and close with a circle of reflection.
If you haven’t heard of ecstatic dances before, they’re big clean spaces for free form dancing. The music is eclectic: electronic, world, funk, pop, whatever keeps the energy flowing.

Check out the facebook event page for this dance
Please like our facebook page to hear about future dances

Here’s a fun intro to Ecstatic Dances.
Another intro, this one with footage of an ecstatic dance.

Parlor Night

mural by A’shop

An evening of fun, food, creativity and community

A venue for the unusual: performance art, sculpture from found objects, dance, poetry, artifacts… anything with a story and a heart.

Living in a rural town, remote from any urban center, can be challenging. Where do you share your creativity? Where are the weirdos? How do you stay focused on creating while balancing paying the bills and family time?

Here’s a solution! Join fellow artists and art-lovers for this bi-monthly event to share our art and support each other’s creative process.

Food is a big part of this, so please bring a dish to pass as well.

All disciplines and skill-levels are welcome.

To join the discussion & see upcoming events: request to join our facebook group or send me a message.

Workshop – The Divine Feminine Embodied

Photo by Sebastian Molina

We are in the middle a powerful surge of the rising of the Divine Feminine, also known as the Age of Aquarius. Intuition, empathy, trust and connection are becoming more valued in our society than they have been for thousands of years. As we build these capacities within ourselves, we must release what is holding us back. We have internalized judgement and fear that block our body’s wisdom of deep Eros: love, connection and pleasure.

Journey with me through your body to discover your desires, give voice to them and navigate to their fulfillment. By unlocking your body’s ability to get what it desires, you strengthen your intuition and trust in yourself and each other.

This workshop will involve exercises of deep listening, consent and non-sexual touch.

*from a recently submitted workshop proposal.

Unraveling: to come undone

I’ve created an interactive performance called Unraveling, exploring obedience, power and collective catharsis through improvisation and it was selected to be part of The Secret City Art Revival in Woodstock this coming weekend.  Join me Saturday, July 28th, in front of WAAM, 28 Tinker Street.  Performances at noon, 2pm and 4:30pm.
It looks like it will be a great festival, full of pop-up performances all over town, a town picnic, a silent disco & more events throughout the weekend.