Workshops are an important part of the Festival. They give women a chance to share their knowledge and skills, to gain experience as workshop facilitators, as well to learn and grow. Workshop topics are related to women's spirituality and personal growth, and in the past, have included everything from tarot cards to yoga, reading auras to Ritual 101, stones and crystals to creative writing. We are always looking for women to facilitate workshops if you would like to do a workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paige will be doing an "Introduction to frame drumming" workshop. In this workshop you will learn the basic strokes on Tar frame drums, with the intention of having fun and and exploring middle eastern drumming.
Joanne McDonough is a local astrologer, solitary crone and self described "kitchen witch". She moved from New York City to Toronto in 2009. She is offering a workshop experience exploring the concept of underworld descent and the transformative rebirth that follows through the path of the planet Venus. Metaphor, myth, stories, and archetypes will be shared and creatively reclaimed.
Yin Yoga - Cleansing/Detoxification - Spiritually, Emotionally, and Physically as we Prepare for the New Year on the Wheel with Christina Bothwell
Christina is a Member of Canadian Yoga Alliance,
trained in Hatha Yoga at Body Balanced, Coburg Ontario (Certification)
and Yin Yoga at Sempreviva, Vancouver Canada (Certification)
Yin Yoga, also called Taoist yoga, focuses on stretching and lengthening the deep connective tissues and muscles. Other intentions of Yin Yoga are to stimulate the major organs along the meridians. Additionally, it is a meditative yoga where poses are held for 5 minutes or longer. Most poses are seated or supine.
This workshop will sequence poses that directly target specific meridian lines and organs that will aid in detoxification. Meridians are channels in the body where QI or life force flows. When one is unhealthy, it is thought that there are blockages in flow of Qi.
As Samhain has traditionally included cleansing rituals, it would be the perfect time for this Yin practice.
Oracle Charms are a fun and easy way to divine
Learn how to cast and read these charms based on the Lenormand system of cartomancy. In this workshop you will be given a brief introduction to Lenormand and then will cast and read for each other on special casting sheets provided. Once you have taken this class, you will be hooked on finding and collecting your own set of charms! (See Lynda's own pictured above.) // Lynda is a professional tarot, Lenormand and Oracle Charm reader in Prince Edward County, as well as an ordained priestess under the auspices of the Fellowship of Isis.
Janice Canning will lead a Healing Circle where we can dance, drum, sing and pray. A place to send healing for yourself , loved ones and for the planet. Bring a blanket or yoga mat for guided meditation.
Create a Fairy Lantern to guide you through the labyrinth or simply light up your magical life!