Workshops ☆ Activities ☆
for making 2019 a glorious weekend!
Take a look at what Celebrating Women 2019 offered
Friday ⋅ September 20, 2019
1:00 -6:00 p.m.   Check In  at the Celebrating Women desk & Boulder Front Desk.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.   Facilitated Drum Circle
Ready, set, GO! Bring your drums, your musical toys and your willing heart to the Ballroom and we'll kick off the weekend with a joyful bang! Facilitated drum circles are a fantastic way to get everyone playing, connecting, and riding the same wave regardless of level of experience. This playful, exuberant circle will leave you with a sense of presence; connection with others; aliveness and positive energy.
Bring:  Drums and other percussion instruments if you have them. Loaner instruments will be available.
Where:   Ballroom   (Everyone Invited)
Presented by:   Many Hands Light Work - Shaun Phoenix and Stormi Oshun - Bozeman, MT
5:30 -6:30 p.m.   Dinner
7:00 p.m.   Opening Circle
We will begin weaving our weekend together!   Experience our Keynote Speaker, Harmony Grisman, as well a performance with Judy Fjell.
Where:   Ballroom  (Everyone Invited!)
10:00 p.m.   Song Share/Pajama Party
Join our annual Song Share/Pajama Party - bring your instruments, your songs, your voice, your poems to share at an informal potluck of song and story in the upstairs lobby. Come to join in or to listen!
Where:  Upstairs Lobby  (Everyone Invited!)
Saturday ⋅ September 21, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.   Free Time
•  Set up Silent Auction items on the veranda   •  Enjoy social time in the upstairs lobby   •  Hike or soak  • Visit the Marketplace. Marketplace Grand Opening & Drawing at 9:00 a.m.!
This time is yours to do what you would like!
▸ Session 1: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
A - Sharing Our Sacred Voices
Join together to connect with your inner sense of sacredness, and share from that deep place. We will explore what it means to listen, and what it means to be heard. Then we will practice sharing from our authentic selves, and truly listening to one another. Participants will be empowered and humbled by the deep practices of listening and being witnessed. All sharing will be held in the sacred container we create together.
Katie Michael-Sanchez - Bozeman, MT    Dining Room, No Limit.
B - Medicine Song Circle
Songs, chants, rounds with essential messages - accessible, and easy to remember. Medicine songs lift our hearts, encourage us, help us to acknowledge grief and loss. We sing to heal ourselves and our world. We affirm what we most want to keep present in our hearts and minds. All voices welcome!
Harmony Grisman - CA   Juice Bar, No Limit
C - Dances of Universal Peace: Giving Voice to the Goddess
There is power in invocation. When we sing the names of the Goddess we invite her presence, we invite her to use our voices as a force for grace and compassion. Come raise your voice to embody Quan Yin, Tara, Asha, Sita and your own divine nature.
Florence Guest - Bozeman, MT   Ballroom, No Limit.
D - Giving Voice to our Inner Knowing through Soul Collage!
SoulCollage®, developed by Seena Frost, is a fun way to discover the “unique story” of you! It’s not an art form and not a craft — it’s a process of self-exploration. Everybody can do it. Cards are made and used intuitively to answer life’s questions and challenges. SoulCollage® uses the language of images and symbols for self-expression and discovery. Through SoulCollage® you can enhance your life, find balance and discover a voice inside you. Making cards is like allowing your imagination a tangible playground!
This workshop will offer attendees time and space to actively use their imaginations, learn more about themselves and a space that encourages self- acceptance and emotional release.
Join Jill Davis, Imagine That! Coaching and SoulCollage® Facilitator, for this fabulously fun and engaging workshop.
Materials Fee: $5.00
Jill Davis - Bozeman, MT   Annex, Limit 15
11:30 - 12:45 Lunch
▸ Session 2: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
E - Encaustic Art
I bet it has been awhile since you’ve played with crayons!. Well, in this session we will be doing just that by using melted wax crayons to create unique encaustic art. These personal art pieces will then be mounted onto cards to be shared with others. Join us and connect with your youthful, artful self.
Materials Fee: $5.00
LeeAnn Galusha - Bozeman, MT    Dining Room, Limit 6
F - Kundalini Yoga and Meditation - Women's Teachings
Kundalini Yoga, Mantra, & Meditation is a powerful technology to elevate and uplift women. Women deserve to feel connected, strong, confident, and their voice matters. Together we can create a world where we honor the dignity, divinity, and grace of all women. You are invited to join Kundalini Yoga, Mantra, and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan to experience your voice, strength, and grace as a woman. This class if for ALL levels of yoginis- from never tried before to daily practitioner. All are welcome.
BRING: A yoga mat and blanket (could make 2 blankets work if no mat),water bottle, comfortable clothing.Optional scarf to cover head.
Qurban Devi Kaur - Bozeman, MT   Juice Bar, No Limit.
G - Pulse of Positive Living: Relax, Express, Let It Flow
Step into an exquisite musical journey of relaxation, inspiration, expression, and feeling good. This experience of joyful music, easy movement, inspiring talk, and meaningful reflection will leave you both relaxed and revitalized in all 4 realms — Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual. Along the way, you’ll discover principles of rhythm that can help you create more of what you want in your life. You'll gain specific, simple practices that can help keep you grounded and in your groove in daily life.
Everyone welcome — no previous experience needed.
Come, let’s make beautiful music with rhythm, melody, and harmony. We’ll lift our voices, find our improvisational flow, and enchant ourselves in the healing power of music!
BRING: Instruments are provided. Bring your favorites, too - drums, percussion, and melodic instruments are welcome, but not necessary. I'll have plenty of instruments to share.
Mary Tolena - Bellevue, WA -   Ballroom, Limit 25.
H - The Truth Mandala
The Truth Mandala is a ritual that takes us on an empowering journey through our stuffed up pain for the world, helps us honor that pain collectively, and then, takes us out the other side to discover that our pain, however deep we stuff it, represents our deep interconnectedness within the Web of Life.
The Mandala leaves participants with the sense of empowerment, clarity, and solidarity that emerges when we give our pain for the world the place of becoming a source for deeper understanding of inter-being and personal power. This workshop is part of a larger body of practices called "The Work that Reconnects", with Joanna Macy as the visionary behind it. The Work is currently being taught internationally to support people who want to be active participants in the global movements to protect and restore our Mother Earth.
BRING: Comfortable clothes, and an item that represents their support system for an altar.
Penelope Baquero - Missoula, MT   Annex, Limit 20
▸ Session 3: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
I - Anger’s Birthright: Advocacy, Exploring what blocks effective expression through family constellation work
Family Constellation work is an external experience of the internal energies at work that inhibit and allow what we want to unfold. It is known for bringing clarity to inter generational effects on behavior, as well as family line trauma. In this workshop we will be touching just the surface of this process and working in groups of 4 or 5 in mini constellations to reveal what our anger is telling us, and what impededes our successful expression.
BRING: Journals if you wish to record insights
Ann Malabre - Bozeman, MT   Dining Room, No Limit
J - Sonic Bliss Yoga Journey
"Sonic Bliss Yoga" is a group journey of Meditation, Pranayama & Yoga accompanied by gongs, singing bowls, tuning forks, and other healing instruments, of bliss and delight, leading one towards optimal health and wellness, gently reminding the body of its' innate wisdom to heal, shift and repair. Sound Healing expert Cache Hartzell, will accompany the experience through Sound Gates to a harmonious inner balancing as She guides us through a gentle yoga practice culminating in a yummy Sonic Bliss Gong Bath Savasana.
This class is appropriate for all levels of experience.
BRING:Yoga Mat and please wear comfortable clothing for movement.
Cache Hartzell - Bozeman, MT   Juice Bar, No Limit
K - Interior Illumination~ Exploring Your Inner Castle through The Labyrinth and Expressive Arts
Enjoy a joyful and relaxing experience of journeying into your inner landscape. You will be guided as you enter into the labyrinth and make your way through with maximum support to allow you to remain connected to your own inner experience. After you exit the labyrinth you will be given an opportunity to transition into a visual arts experience giving you the opportunity for deeper insights and understandings from your meditative walk through the labyrinth.
Rebecca Lellek and Barb Lucas - Hamilton, MT    Ballroom, No Limit
L - Storytelling through a Woman's Voice
Storytelling existed before language, with cave paintings and statuary. Women have always been the keepers of and educators with stories, but women’s voices have not always been passed on, even among other women. This workshop carries on the tradition of storytelling as education, history, myth, spirituality, community, interpersonal communication, and personal record. Participants should be ready to share stories & experiences, to laugh, cry, and maybe cringe.
BRING: Journal/Notetaking Materials, Colorful Fabrics, Scarves, Yarn, Streamers,and the like will be helpful and welcomed.
Materials Fee: $2.00
Margaret Meggs - Havre, MT   Annex, Limit 12.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.   Silent Auction  -
Come on out to the Veranda
and bid on a lovely variety of items! Grab a rocking chair and visit with friends!
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.    Dinner
7:30 p.m.  High Holy Hoopla  -  Ballroom Ballroom  (Everyone Invited!)
Wear your ritual finery to particpate in a group ceremony. Afterwards there will be optional drumming and dancing. (So bring your drums and rattles.) Come prepared to CELEBRATE!
Sunday ⋅ September 22, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.    Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Sonic Bliss     Ballroom  (Everyone Invited!)
With breath, meditation, and the introduction of the planetary frequencies of the gongs, singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, bells, and voice, we begin to recognize and experience the vibrational nature of everything, and our ability to control our vibrational offering.   Presented by Cache Hartzell
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.    Check out of rooms
11:00 - 12:30   Closing Ceremony     Ballroom  (Everyone Invited!)
We will close our time together with the Art Raffle Drawing, song, breakout groups, and Dances of Universal Peace led by Florence Guest.