The flower like the feminine is strength and beauty, function and grace. These are the petals of the flower that is Celebrating Women:
Betsy partners with Stacy as a Coordinator. After holding the Registrar job since 2007, the Coordinator job was an easy shift. She teaches voice, guitar, and ukulele, along with leading the Bozeman chapter of the Montana Women's Chorus and a children's choir. Betsy's night job is playing music with Hooligans and Acony Belles in Bozeman. She is also a passionate organic farmer, mom of 2 daughters, and wife.
Stacy has been attending Celebrating Women since 2006 and stepped into the coordinating position after 2015's retreat. As well as coordinating with Betsy, she also maintains Celebrating Women's website. She lives in Bozeman, MT.
Jane has four decades of experience in the book publishing field, and operates her own publications consulting/book design firm, Collaborative Publishing Services, in Bozeman, Montana. She also performs on accordion and celtic harp with The Coyote Gypsies and Queen Mab, teaches yoga and Nia dance, creates fiber art, and likes to be outdoors in the mountains and rivers.
Jo is a native Montanan originally from eastern Montana, or west Dakota, if you prefer. She has lived in Bozeman since 1980 and has no intention of ever moving away. Ever. She is a 3-Year graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, a rune-reader, is especially focused on Dreamwork, and has been a shamanic practitioner in some form or another for a quarter of a century. Now that she is retired from the day job, she intends to tweak the world, one moment at a time.
Daeryl Holzer is a clairvoyant, personal growth teacher, and author of Opening A Window To The Soul. Her SoulShift Healing Process™ offers spiritual awareness and practical solutions to navigate life's challenges. Newly planted in Bozeman, Montana, she has over twenty-five years experience participating in sacred gatherings and spiritual fairs, as well as a background in graphic design and marketing. She is thrilled to be part of Celebrating Women and eager to offer ideas and support to other vendors.
Scholarship Committee Chair and Treasurer
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This section is dedicated to the amazing women who served as midwives during Celebrating Women's past 24 years.
We bow in thanks for your dedication, leadership, and love that you gave to Celebrating Women.
Thank you for making Celebrating Women a possibility!
Coordinator 1993 - 2003
So many ways to do bios. It's really about "Who Am I?", and so many ways to answer that. This one will be nontraditional/nonpatriarchal. Of course.
At some point in my life, looking at the paths I'd chosen and the things I care about, I began to self-identify as a change agent, and more recently as someone assisting a global consciousness shift. That has taken many forms in my life, from environmental protection and preserving biodiversity, to breaking down gender barriers and forwarding women's values and realities (including increasing the amount of compassion and connection, and reducing the obsession with competition), to increasing awareness of the power of the mind and consciousness (including its survival after death), to informing people of the presence of UFOs and ETs (raising unsettling questions about govt. secrecy, media control and the status of our democracy), and sharing information about any phenomena that challenge the scientific materialist worldview. Because, as I have come to know, consciousness, not matter, is the fundamental "stuff" of the universe, and that is the paradigm and the frontier we are entering. And I seem to be one of the messengers. There's more to manifest reality than Newtonian physics, survival of the fittest and random blind chance. And that requires us to turn our attention in, and find ways to escape the prison of the concretizing (and concretized - in this culture) linear, analytical left brain.
So one of the endeavors I am most proud of, is founding, organizing and anchoring Celebrating Women from it's tentative beginning in l993 until 2003. It is so gratifying to me that other women who were nourished by those first 11 years have managed to keep it happening. May it always provide healing, inspiration, empowerment, creative sparks, and bonds among women. Reclaiming the value and power of the feminine is essential to the shift.
Shaun Phoenix LCPC
Coordinator 2004 - 2015
She initiated our "circle of midwives" concept, and enjoyed collaborating with her sisters in creating powerful, moving, inspiring and playful weekend experiences for women.
She has been a psychotherapist for almost 20 years, a shamanic healing practitioner for almost 30, and has often led women's spirituality "sacred play" groups and weekend retreats. It is her life's calling and her deepest passion to support women in finding, honoring, and living into their own truth -- knowing that when women are healthy and supported, the entire community is healthy and supported.
Along with her counseling practice, she is half of Many Hands Light Work, which builds upon the theme of "sacred play" as Shaun and her wife, Stormi Oshun, bring drumming, music, and creative exploration to communities near and far. She also was co-founder and co-leader of Chicks With Sticks, a women's bucket drum corps, and stepped down from her leadership role in the summer of 2016. She is a member of Yamama, a six-woman World Rhythm ensemble which brings African and other rhythms alive with song, drum and dance.
When she isn't working, she is renewed on the beautiful mountain trails around her home, in her abundant gardens, writing, making music, and perfecting the high holy art of napping.