Workshops, Retreats and Keynotes
- Plus Ceremonies and Worship Services -
recording Chants in 1993, I've traveled all over
North America, facilitating workshops and retreats, delivering keynotes,
creating worship services and singing. In the first year alone I flew
to Southern California, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
Michigan, Missouri and many cities in the Upper Midwest. Since then I've
flown all over the US, from north to south and from east to west.
I guess I'm a born teacher and performer, because I'll walk more than
a mile and fly many hundreds to create learning experiences that include
music, movement, and the kind of work and play that allows people to take
the next step in their personal growth. I've performed weddings and memorial
services, worked with children, led many worship services and rituals,
and everywhere I go, I sing my music. I've also been a presenter at numerous
conferences, the most recent being the Wellife Expo with Joan Borysenko,
Bernie Siegel, Carlos Nakai and Mark Earlix. I work a great deal with
Unitarian Universalists, since that's my religious home, but I've also
presented workshops for people in earth-centered traditions, for Religious
Scientists, for Unity Church and for interfaith groups. My ecofeminism
speaks to many people. What I have to say seems to resonate with seekers,
and there are a lot of us today.
Because of Nancy's
caring, careful and carefree leadership as well as her planning and knowledge,
our retreat was rich and tasty in sensory and spiritual experiences.
-- Debby Lake, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
You were the pièce de résistance at the conference! It was exhilarating!
-- Ann Crowley Thorpe, New Milford, Connecticut
Workshop and Keynote Topics
The World is Your Oracle
Divination allows you to discover your inner wisdom and connect with its
counsel. From Nancy's new book of the same name.
Utilizing intellectual, physical, creative and ritual modes, make the
sacred stories that undergird your life visible while connecting consciously
with your deepest concerns and your truest self.
Invoking the Fire Dragon
Invoke the fire dragon and usher eros into your life, infusing yourself
with the playful energy that is the source for ecstatic movement, sensuality
Reclaiming Our Stories, Reclaiming Ourselves
Empower your story through personal mythmaking and multicultural tales.
While the hero's quest is validated in our culture, other stories are
trivialized. We need the wisdom of each person's life history.
Honoring Each Other, Honoring Ourselves
An anti-racism workshop focusing on intercultural understanding, discovering
our deep connections and celebrating our diversity.
Beginning with a dream incubation, we interpret dreams with role-playing,
dialoging, ritual, Gestalt, etc.
A Council of All Beings
In this communal ritual, we set aside our human identity in order to speak
on behalf of other life-forms on our beautiful, but threatened earth.
In the Beginning: Goddess Mythology in Story
An interactive lecture honoring goddesses from several traditions. We've
come to know why women need the Goddess; Nancy demonstrates how important
She can be for men as well.
Balancing Dark & Light
Look inward for your own fertile darkness and the light which illuminates
it. The dark is shunned in our culture, but dark earth energies are at
the core of all creativity.
Crone and Sage
Explore the wisdom of aging, the power to let go, the power of endings
and the power of death and rebirth.
Nancy creates rituals and worship services to honor the cycles of earth's
Finding Your Muse
In a participatory experience, follow your artistic urges (visual, musical,
verbal) as a path to the sacred.
Moving/Meditation: Grounding, Singing and
Explore dance, song, visualization and contemplative practices.
I found god in myself
Investigate how goddess imagery strengthens your power as a woman through
story, ritual & song.
Experience the spiritual essence of the five basic elements: earth, air,
fire, water and spirit.
- Ssnake GoddesssessS
- Back to the Garden: Genesis 2 and the Goddess
- Celebrating our Mothers' Mothers
- Maiden, Mother, Crone
- The Fabric of Our Lives
- Rise Up and Call Her Name
- Other Dragon Workshops from Nancy's forthcoming book Embracing
Worship Services on any of the above topics and
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