WomanSpirit RISING 2017 ATHENA in the World: Embodying Wisdom, Power & Light
Welcome to WomanSpirit Rising
WomanSpirit Rising 2017 holds the promise of our reconnection, with format and rituals familiar to previous WomanSpirit attendees and we hope, a welcome delight to those who come for their first-ever. The Planning Team is very excited to bring the them of "ATHENA: Embodying Wisdom, Power & Light" into our program, to explore how the Divine Feminine wants to express through us, at this very important time.
Opening the Sanctuary each day with ritual of smudging and drumming, we enter into sacred community as we chant our hearts open, creating the sacred space where the tapestry of this year's WomanSpirit Rising is woven.
With love & Gratitude The WomanSpirit Rising Planning Team Lori Greer, Tynya Beverly, Annette DePauli, Nancy Moorhead and Terri Chermak
What is WomanSpirit Rising?
WomanSpirit Rising is the next evolution of a well-loved annual retreat formerly known as "WomanSpirit." After a 25-year run, the Committee of dedicated Goddess Leaders made the decision to retire "WomanSpirit" - as it was - at the conclusion of the September 2015 gathering. Now, almost 2 years later, a new collective has formed, to carry forward the beloved traditions of WomanSpirit, under the new name of "WomanSpirit Rising." This new Committee is comprised of women with history and background on and with the former Committee; some have attended nearly every one of those 25 years; others have been called to serve and lead by their passion, love and dedication in birthing anew, the sacred container of Sisterhood in Spiritual Community.
WomanSpirit Rising 2017 provides for women from across the country to be immersed in the loving, nurturing energy of Mother Earth, as we spend 4 bliss-filled days in the deep comfort of her womb in the Mendocino Coastal mountains. The retreat is designed to remind each participant of the Divine Feminine that lives within her, and is supporting her in becoming her best-self-yet. Blending Science of Mind teachings with earth-based practices, we find ourselves on a journey of power that reveals the beauty and wisdom of who we really are. In addition to rituals of smudging, drumming, and singing, connections are made and relationships deepen through the work we do in large groups, sacred circles, workshops, the sweat lodge and a favorite of many, the 24-hour Craft Temple!