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Summer Camp 2017 Program

The Patriarchal Shadow in Love, Sex & Money

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Our 2017 Presenters

First Week

Lisa Stein pix Lisa Stein ♥ Heart of Now
1st Saturday afternoon

Heart of Now is one of the most powerful transformation experiences anywhere, and has touched the lives of thousands of individuals, helping bring them clarity, healing, connection, and greater joy.

At Heart of Now we do exercises that enable us to access the art of being present. We focus on body sensations, what we are feeling,thinking and what emotions are present. We notice what our intuition, and our gut are telling us. Then we create closeness and honesty (with ourselves and others) by sharing what is true for us, right now, in this moment.

We begin by simply being present with our self and each other. When we do this, our insecurities might come up. We might notice that we have a story about ourselves - about our unworthiness, or our desire to be liked. We might notice that we trust. Or that we don't. When we take the time to be present with our self and listen, we can notice that life isn't just happening to us. We create it each moment in the midst of whatever filters, fixed ideas and emotional contexts we attach to it. Suddenly, we can look at the choices we've been making, and realize the world is filled with many other options! Then, at Heart of Now, we will then spend time looking at what is inside us that inspires us and what next steps we can take to create that.. Many people who go through this workshop begin to interact with others with more ease, experiment with new ways to deal with difficult issues in their personal lives and at work, and take more risks towards getting what they want. For more info., please visit our website: www.HeartofNow.org.

Lisa Stein: People and growing are my greatest passions. On my last 30 years, my life feels so much richer, more alive, so full of life, with more periods of joy for longer periods of time. I look at feelings of depression and hopelessness with curiosity. I acknowledge the cycle of distress and if I haven't grown to appreciate those feelings, at least I feel confident about delving in, and seeing what they are all about, and having a confident knowing that there is an end in sight, which comes faster and easier these days. From wherever we are starting from, things can get better, easier and lighter. Not like a magic wand. But like an ongoing growth of more ease, contentment, joy and self comfort. When we cut off our pain, we are also cutting off our joy. We can feel it all!! And maybe the sad parts don't feel great, but there is an aliveness in allowing the sadness that actually feels good. I assure you it beats apathy, denial and hopelessness. Vulnerability is a great strength. It is our path to closeness.

My roots are in psychotherapy, co-counseling, Jung, Process-Oriented Psychology, developing intuition and Heart of Now. Thirty years have given me a large tool belt! But essentially, just talking doesn't seem to be as effective for most people as including noticing what is present with body sensations, emotions and using role playing. Each person is an individual with her or his own unique needs. My belief is in trusting each person's inner wisdom. You know what you need. I can help you access it. For more info: LisaStein.atspace.cc


Carolyn Stuart Carolyn Stuart ♥ Contact Improv

In Contact, Improvising & Exploration!

1st Saturday evening

Seven Simple Options for Immediate Dancing and Infinite Exploration! and Safety 101

https://contactgames.wordpress.com/writing/7-options/

Contact Improvisation is relational medicine. It is freedom grounded in connection. It is a powerful balm and sublime fun when there is awareness present and options available for immediate use.

It is improvisation. You are the source, filter and framer of your experience. You are the initiator/responder, receiver/transmitter, master/student -- in charge of the changing nature of your experience. Become intimate with gravity. It is the lord of us all, dictating our relationality.

You are an intricate and unique part of a whole. If the whole is not healthy, the parts suffer. At all times you are influencing and being influenced. Pay attention to this lively dynamic at play. Own that you are the one and the all. Own your participation and responsibility in the mutuality of interbeing.

Track the perpetual unfolding of the one and only moment. Notice whether what is is beneficial. If it is not, notice and act upon what else is possible. Commit to caring for yourself, first. Then, extend your caring to all you are related to!

1st Sunday morning and afternoon

Contact Improvisation as a Practice of Belonging and Freedom

Dancing the meaning and possibility of mutual thriving - via fun and games!

The stories we tell and our choice in relationship to them. What does it mean to care for yourself, first. Then, what? What are you doing? What else is possible?

Show up. Ask what wants to happen. No place to get, you are already there. The present is the present. Receive it.

Carolyn Stuart

Carolyn Stuart has been in Contact Improvisation since 1984 with research spanning 17 countries, hundreds of projects, and diverse populations. Her primary teachers have been curiosity, the blindfold, and the thread of investigation with Patrick Gracewood called the Touchmonkey version of Contact Improvisation. She's found Contact Improvisation holds a key to mutual well-being. Imagining it offers us a paradigm to live by, her focus is to distill the vastness of possibility to the simplest of terms, so that anyone can dance their way to inter-being that cares for us all! Currently, she bases in Portland, OR at Gracewood Studio.

https://contactgames.wordpress.com/classes-jams/
Carolyn Stuart

♥ Going Deeper Daily Practice ♥
1st Sunday through Saturday mornings

How would you like to know what's really going on with the people in our community? What could you share that would help you feel more connected and more authentic? "Going Deeper" is about skillful transparency that brings us closer as a community by co-creating a container for self-revelation and compassionate listening, building trust one relationship at a time. Very often it's the things we don't say that keep us from creating deep intimacy; that inhibits new connections from blossoming into friendships. We think we're being kind by not saying what's really going on for us — it's so much easier to say nothing than to take a risk. But those "unsaids" can fester and create distance, and powerful cultural norms help keep that pattern in place. Let's strengthen our power as cultural creators of summer camp! Join us in our daily practice and let's make it a habit to share difficult truths, intimate appreciations, and vulnerable parts of ourselves as we go about our day. Consider the possibility that we have no idea who our closest friends could be once we start sharing at this level.

Facilitated by Roberto Rodriguez, Marta Gradilone Rodriguez, Debby Sugarman


Caroline Carrington Caroline Carrington ♥ Pujas

Hot Pink Puja

1st Sunday evening

Caroline Carrington's legendary Hot Pink Puja is an interactive experience expanding connections, intimacy and love. You are guided through a series of fun and playful exercises including sound, breath, energy and conscious touch and invited to choose a variety of partners through the evening.

Sample the juicy delights Tantra has to offer. Tantalize your senses while getting high on energy itself exploring your heart, energy and a deeper connection with yourself and others. This is the perfect place to come and explore Tantra whether you're dipping your toes in for the first time or a reasoned pro!

Caroline Carrington

The whole point of Tantra in my view is to celebrate all of us with all of our humanness, uniqueness and diversity. I am committed in my workshops, events and private sessions to share Tantra from a place that welcomes all people regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion or gender identity. I want as many people as possible to find a safe space for their exploration in an experience of love and welcoming instead of discrimination. I welcome people from all across the spectrum including the LGBTQI community. I also want the heteronormative men in my community not to be discriminated against based on gender and charged more or asked to find a gender balance to be able to attend my events.

I am committed to creating more opportunities for people to break down barriers in our hearts and lives to welcome more love in. I believe we change the world by touching hearts and lives, one at a time and then going out and sharing that love with the rest of the world. Let keep choosing to gather in spaces where opportunities to dive into more love and break down the barriers are available.

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"I learned more at your evening White Tantra workshop than during a full weekend tantra workshop provided by somebody else. You have found your calling!"
    ~ Gayle Roberts, Fundraising Consultant, San Francisco

"Caroline's presence as she leads the group is nothing short of stellar. She holds a very large container that includes all, yet her connection to the intimate and the nuanced never wavers. Her power and intentions come through in her delivery, pacing and groundedness as she takes the tribe on a beautifully composed, delightful journey through awakening, aliveness and sensual juiciness. As I journeyed with her, I knew we would hear more from her. Experience her now while you can, this woman is going to soar! "
    ~ Kathy Vinson, Sexological Bodyworker, Mountain View


Tamara Yates & James Swaner ♥ Voice Dialogue
Tamara Yates

Tamara Yates, MDiv, ThM, trained in Voice Dialogue Facilitation with J'aime ona Pangaia, who is a senior trainer for Voice Dialogue founders Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone with 30 years of practice. In 2013, Tamara completed a 2-year Transformational Arts Program that focused on Voice Dialogue, archetypal studies, and dream work. Subsequently, she facilitated 100 sessions with supervision from Ms. ona Pangaia and now has a practice in Eugene, Oregon. She also leads a class called Dancing with the Selves, in which participants engage one archetypal self per month through discussion, Voice Dialogue facilitation, dream work, and collage .

For Tamara, Voice Dialogue is powerful work that has made it possible for her to appreciate the tension between opposite parts of herself instead of rejecting one side in favor of the other. She is thrilled to be on the path of creating an Aware Ego Process where all her selves have a seat at the table and are recognized as contributing something of value.

John Swaner

First introduced to Voice Dialogue about 10 years ago, John has received sessions and participated in workshops with Voice Dialogue teachers in Seattle, Spokane and Portland. He has also attended the Summer Workshops of Hal and Sidra Stone, the founders of Voice Dialogue, in Mendocino CA for the last three summers they offered them. John is stimulated by, and enjoys offering, Voice Dialogue sessions to men and women in the Portland area, and has recently started facilitating sessions on Skype with Radical Faerie friends in other cities. John has been in a 25 year loving relationship with his husband, since first meeting in Seattle. Four years ago they moved, and now make Portland their home. Together, they share a Radical Faerie household with another gay couple about 30 years younger than themselves. John continues to benefit remarkably from occasional sessions with his Voice Dialogue teachers, and from attending advanced level workshops. An outstanding recent personal session, with a teacher in Seattle last Fall, was the facilitation of one of his self that does not want to face his own death (John is a healthy, active 72), and actually thinks and acts as if much younger. This session brought an unexpected peace of mind and acceptance which remains operating to the present day. John is a retired international businessman who lived in China for many years and operated a small trading company with Chinese partners which sold textile raw materials to China into the early 2000s.

Discovering Voice Dialogue

1st Monday morning

Voice Dialogue is a powerful psycho-spiritual process to contact, understand, and work directly with the many parts/selves that make up the human psyche. In this session, we will explore the three primary components of this work: awareness, the selves, and the Aware Ego Process. We will develop awareness of some of the primary selves through which we live our lives and wonder together about which parts of us we disown by identifying with those primary selves. These primary and disowned selves will be considered not only in our lives as individuals, but on a cultural level. We will also begin to feel our way along the edges of the Inner Patriarch and Inner Matriarch selves.

Encountering the Inner Patriarch/Inner Matriarch

1st Monday afternoon

In this session, women and female-identified persons will work directly with the Inner Patriarch through Voice Dialogue facilitations. Volunteers will have their Inner Patriarchs facilitated (after checking in with their protectors!) and will have the opportunity to become conscious of how this energy works from within to shape and direct their lives. We will also practice separating from this energy and developing increased awareness and discernment about when and how to bring it into your life.

A second group of men and male-identified persons will be working through a similar process separately with the Inner Matriarch.

Fishbowls - Witnessing and Sharing from Our Experience of the Inner Patriarch and Inner Matriarch

1st Monday evening

In this evening session, we will create an opportunity for both groups from the afternoon session to express their experiences of the Inner Patriarch and Matriarch. We will have consecutive fishbowl sessions. In the first, the men and male-identified persons will listen and bear witness as the women and female-identified persons share from their afternoon experience of either having their Inner Patriarch facilitated or of witnessing others in that process. In the second the women and female-identified persons will listen and bear witness as the men and male-identified persons share from their experience of having their Inner Matriarchs facilitated.


Shay Tianna Shay Tianna ♥ White Privilege

Exploring Inner and Outer Awareness and Diversity

1st Tuesday morning

Shay brings an experiential process to explore awareness through deepening our connection to our deep essence and movement. Shay incorporates work described by Arny and Amy Mindell as process work and Deep Democracy. How does our inner process relate to the outer process? How might we deepen this relationship? Are there areas in our outer process that we might become more familiar with as we deepen this relationship? How might we engage with this and integrate it? What parts of ourselves might be marginalized? How might this translate to the marginalization of other experiences we observe? What do we experience that can serve areas of diversity in our life? How might our experience of our deep essence and/or dreaming support this work? These questions will be explored as we share time engaging in processes of self exploration of the outer and inner, and how this might relate to world issues such as privilege and racism or other areas that the group identifies.

No preparation needed, attendees are invited to read Deep Democracy of Open Forums and or The Shamans Body by Arny Mindell if interested

Shay Tianna

Shay has masters level training in Feminist Psychology, Multiculturalism and Women’s Spirituality from New College and California Institute of Integral Studies, She has been studying and recently attended an experiential workshop with Arny and Amy Mindell on Deep Democracy's Relativity and Shamanism. She has found her work as a science and movement teacher, and recently in areas of social justice inspiring. She has an MA in Waldorf education, BS in Biology and is a certified Bothmer and Spacial dynamics movement teacher.


AmaraAmara ♥ Rewilding
1st Tuesday evening

Rewilding

Deep Wild Wisdom

Freeing Your Beautiful Belly Beast
Rewilding the Core

Come join us as we support each other in rewilding and opening our core bodies, using breath work, bodywork, sounding, playful movement and powerful ritual!

Feelings of being lost, overwhelmed and numb are symptoms of our inner disconnection from our deep core wisdom. We are trained by our culture to live in our minds, and ignore the beautiful beast that lives in our guts.

Amara

Amara has been studying alternative healing since 1978, having studied Swedish, Esalen and deep bodywork, Chinese healing, herbology, and Macrobiotics. She was trained in psychic reading, healing and meditation for two years at the Berkeley Psychic Institute, and has taught numerous classes in the same since then.

Amara taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, a method of peer counseling, for over five years, and has been studying and practicing it since 1983. In 1989 she developed her own approach to peer counseling, called Wholistic Peer Support, integrating many ideas from RC with spiritual meditation practices, psychic healing, breathwork and body centered techniques. This has since evolved into a network of people under the name of Holistic Peer Counseling. She has taught hundreds of people to do peer counseling, and leads classes and support groups, including groups for sexual healing, parents and leaders.

She began studying Tantra and Sacred Spot work, a method of sexual healing, on Maui in 2003, and has since studied six different methods of pelvic bodywork. Among them were studies with Joan and Thomas Heartfield and Caroline Muir through the Divine Feminine/Awakened Masculine Institute. She studied and traveled with Chetan Samarpan, a French tantra teacher trained by Margot Anand. She learned Rivers of Love healing massage from David Bruce Leonard, .author of "How to Worship the Goddess and Keep Your Balls". She studied Taoist Practices in the tradition of Mantak Chia with Saida Desilets, author of the book "Emergence of the Sensual Woman". She has been teaching Sacred Sexual Healing Massage for men and women, and leading Tantra Pujas, on Hawaii and the west coast. See http://www.newculturehawaii.org/tantra.htm

She developed Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy, a method of healing the inner infant self using cradling, hypnotic induction and suckling to address emotional issues stemming from lack of breast feeding and loving closeness as an infant. She is the author of "Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy- Healing our Hearts".

She also has led and participated in many Goddess song circles, camps and Neo-pagan rituals since 1980, being attracted to the honoring of Nature, women and the natural cycles, and continues to offer these at La'akea. She eats all raw food, identifies as polyamorous, and currently lives in a land based permaculture community in Hawaii (see www.permaculture-hawaii.com). She currently is producing reproductions of her art as banners and prayer flags, which can be seen at www.karunaarts.com.

One of her primary goals is to empower as many people as possible to be effective, supportive allies for each other, and to encourage people to grow emotionally and spiritually, to be free and have fun.


Gary and Amy pix Gary Reiss & Amy Palatnick ♥ Process Work
1st Wednesday morning, afternoon & evening 1st Thursday morning

Developing Deep Trust through Process Work

In this workshop, we'll use a combination of inner and outer relationship work to help us develop and maintain trust. Inner work supports us in letting go of old patterns and moving through stuck places so that we can be present to open to trust. Outer relationship work helps us determine our level of trust and build strong, trusting connections.


We'll touch on the following important trust related work:

  • Signal and double signal work
  • Roles, ghost roles, and relationships
  • Rank and power
  • Developing the energetic unity to be fully present
  • Trust building through combining movement awareness and touch
  • Cracking out of stuck old relationship patterns

Gary Reiss

Dr. Gary Reiss holds an LCSW, PhD., and is a certified trainer in Process-oriented Psychology. Gary has a private practice in Eugene and Portland, Oregon, and teaches Process oriented Psychology worldwide. He is a senior faculty member at the Process Work Institute, and brings 35 plus years’ experience to his work. His specialties include family therapy, sex therapy, working with coma patients, Worldwork in hot spots in the world, organizational development, and integrating Process work with different spiritual traditions. He has published 10 books including "The Dance of Sex"; "Dreaming Money"; and "Families that Dream Together". His new book that came out in 2015 is "Love, Power, and Wisdom."


Sheya Grace Wind Sheya Grace Wind and Owl Grateful Wind Sheya Grace Wind & Owl Grateful Wind ♥

Sheya and Owl are a team of evolutionary love artists and nomadic pollinators, committed to growing and sharing new/ next culture.

Sheya's primary offering is transformational heartistry. Bringing together all her years of initiation, decivilizing, and more trainings and tribes than can be named here... She is a dancing freedom and breath-wave practitioner as well as a next culture trainer, Also a wild grandma. And a visionary artist. She loves being a weaver of village. Currently her favorite activity is synergising and making up fresh language and practices for the new world. Her supershero love powers include grace, creating, clarity and possibility.

Owl is a nature wizard of harmony and deep heart. He brings decades of experience in healing ( Rolfing, yoga, Taoist and shamanic practice, bone whispering and human design) He is passionately into authenticity, empowerment, and assisting the great mutation. His superhero love powers are ease, high level fun, and service. He can often be found playing shakuhachi in the forest or chess..

Dancing Freedom

1st Friday morning

Dancing freedom is a free form, authentic movement practice. Integrating elemental waves of music and magic, we give body to our prayers. The process is lightly facilitated, mainly self directed, a recipe for community coherence and human rewilding, welcoming to all.


Our 2017 Presenters

Second Week

The Aimées: Aimée Kelley and Aimée Ringle ♥ Group Singing with a Twist
Aimees"

We are Aimée Ringle and Aimée Kelley, a singing duo from Port Townsend, WA whose catalog of songs explore the themes of home, healing, love, birth, death, and spirit. The electric quality of resonance we felt through our voices singing together catalyzed a journey that has opened more than our own hearts... we witness again and again how music is one of the most powerful forces to uplift the human spirit. We've traveled as troubadours and song-leaders across the country to festivals, sanctuaries, homes, and hearths...and because of the enthusiasm and encouragement from communities of fans, we finally got ourselves into the studio to bring this music medicine into recorded form! For more on The Aimées https://www.facebook.com/theaimees/events

Soul Song Singing

2nd Sunday evening

First we'll explore the foundations of voice through movement and breath, then experiment with the elemental forces that naturally want to move through the voice and sometimes become blocked. We'll end with an uplifting game that brings these pieces together improvisationally and communally.

Second Sight Singing - Group Singing with a Twist

2nd Monday evening

Join seasoned song-leaders, Aimée Ringle and Aimée Kelley on an experiential journey of sound, vibration, sensation, communication and wonder through group singing with a twist. For one [or however many] block session, she and a cadre of brave and trusting souls will navigate a community song circle with the varying limitations of blindfolds, earplugs and movement/interaction exercises to challenge and play with our skills of deep inner listening, group learning, socializing, adapting, and all that other stuff that comes up to be dealt with when the two senses we "drive" with take the back seat (or do they?). Along with this unique chance to change up an increasingly common phenomenon within our wider community (group singing), The Aimées comes humbly and joyfully accompanied by a flock of songs they have collected over the past few years that are ripe for the sharing and that dearly want to be taken home and sung when and where they are most needed! This session presents a unique learning and memory making opportunity as the songs and the feelings that come as we sing them (including 'this is weird, I can't see') take a more prominent role in our experience.

Aimee Ringle

Aimée Ringle keeps pushing back the date when she "first knew" that she was a song-leader because the raw materials of loving music, picking out snippets of melody to carry around with her voice and try to share with her sister and parents and friends and teachers have been there since before she could talk. She knows that she is not alone in this. Thanks to a very strong church and community experience growing up with two parents and a sister who could wax forever about music, she has known for as long as things have been knowable that music is her clearest link to understanding and being part of the Divine and that making, sharing witnessing great music that moves her is about as Divine as it gets in this life. Her cherished memories of singing in choirs with her friends all through high school and college confirm this, as does the example of a home-schooling, co-oping community in Iowa that seemed to raise its kids on the Rise Up Singing book with restore-your-faith-in-humanity kind of results. every mixed CD she ever made or received that got blasted on road trips across the American west when her adult life was still new. All of this stirs together inside as a stew of love and longing for connection through music and thanks to her growing tribe of fellow musicians and song leaders at gatherings like Singing Alive! and the Oregon Country Fair, Aimée is finding her place in the awakening culture as a song leader and storyteller - two of the oldest jobs in the human experience and is humbled as much in the teaching and sharing as the learning of new songs and ways to carry them! For more information about her work, visit www.facebook.com/aimeeringle

Aimee Kelley

Aimée Kelley is a Healing Artist and Expressive Arts & Vocal Empowerment Coach with over 30 years working in the Performing Arts, and over 20 years in the Holistic Healing Arts and Human Potential fields.

"So much pain has been wrapped up in our voices – it is the fingerprint of the soul – and at its essence, is unequivocally beautiful and needed. My mission is to create a safe and inspiring place of exploration that catalyzes the full creative and vocal potential of every person I work with, and through which each soul’s voice is welcomed back into the symphony of creation."

I have been a student of voice formally since I was 13. Before that, singing was just something I did right along with the rest of my family... I was one of the lucky ones. After 20 years as a practitioner of the somatic healing arts, human potential work, mystic, ritual, and performing arts, and voice work, I’ve brought together the best of all I have embodied and created a pathway for sound lovers, singers, and consciousness seekers to travel into their own resonance & truth. What results is a knowing and a loving of one’s own sound. You can imagine, achieving an intimate relationship with one’s own voice transforms ever aspect of life. Career, home, spirit, relationship… I have had students walk away from this work resolving issues that had plagued their relationship and heart for 7 years. Life-long dreams have been activated, phobias have resolved, and singers have been “born” (or rediscovered from their primal ground). I feel exquisitely lucky to be able to do this work and see its value for others and myself as well. www.movinggracearts.com


♥ Going Deeper Daily Practice ♥
2nd Monday through Sunday morning

How would you like to know what's really going on with the people in our community? What could you share that would help you feel more connected and more authentic? "Going Deeper" is about skillful transparency that brings us closer as a community by co-creating a container for self-revelation and compassionate listening, building trust one relationship at a time. Very often it's the things we don't say that keep us from creating deep intimacy; that inhibits new connections from blossoming into friendships. We think we're being kind by not saying what's really going on for us — it's so much easier to say nothing than to take a risk. But those "unsaids" can fester and create distance, and powerful cultural norms help keep that pattern in place. Let's strengthen our power as cultural creators of summer camp! Join us in our daily practice and let's make it a habit to share difficult truths, intimate appreciations, and vulnerable parts of ourselves as we go about our day. Consider the possibility that we have no idea who our closest friends could be once we start sharing at this level.

Facilitated by Roberto Rodriguez, Marta Gradilone Rodriguez, Debby Sugarman


Lizzi Juda Lizzi Juda ♥ Embodied Community

Embodied Community- Weaving Ourselves Together

2nd Monday afternoon

"We can only love another as deeply as we love ourselves"

This afternoon, we will experience community building in a way that will leave us feeling more at home in our own bodies, more loving toward ourselves and more connected to each other.

We will integrate our second week campers into the love bubble that the week one campers have created. Playful movement, with verbal sharing and self reflection can be expected..

Lizzi Juda

Lizzi Juda has over 20 years of facilitating group processes and will draw on this knowledge to sweetly and smoothly create a space for playful, meaningful and sensual exploration.


Benjamin Crandall & Roberto Rodriguez ♥ Managing Abundance in Community
Benjamin Crandall

Benjamin Crandall is a social entrepreneur, gift economy organizer, computer programmer, musician, and martial artist. He is the Executive Director of Eugene-based non-profit organization CommonGoods Network, and the co-founder of the local resource sharing site, Kindista.org. In his presentations, Benjamin facilitates the collaborative envisioning of a more caring and sustainable future of humanity in which we all share in the wealth we are creating together. More information about Benjamin's work in the gift economy is available at https://kindista.org/people/benjamin/reputation and https://kindista.org/blog.

Roberto Rodriguez

Roberto is passionate about promoting New Culture values and is a strong advocate of community living as one of the essentials of finding a sustainable place for humanity on earth. In addition to facilitating community-building workshops and body/mind education, he has been living in some form of intentional community for the past 15 years, each with distinct models of resource-sharing: from expense-sharing to income-sharing to asset sharing. He is grateful to assist in bringing forward Benjamin Crandall's work, and sees it as a crucial component of thriving in community. He is excited to, as a community, explore how we can grow our abundance together.

Managing Abundance in Community

2nd Tuesday morning 2nd Tuesday afternoon

Life is short. Time is money and there's never enough of either. Gotta look out for number one in this dog-eat-dog world.

What does it take to challenge these ideas and create a different reality in our community? What does it take to move into trust when playing the "money game"?

In this workshop we will unlock the possibility of greater ease and connection by revealing the challenges we face in giving and receiving abundantly within our community. We will develop our capacities of trust and gratitude as we discover that together we already have plenty of ability, resources, and wealth to fulfill all of our hearts' greatest desires.


Achim and Ina Achim Ecker and Ina Meyer-Stoll from the Zegg Ecovillage in Germany ♥ Love School and Family Constellations

For more than 30 years Ina Meyer-Stoll and Achim Ecker live and work at the intentional community of ZEGG in Germany (www.zegg.de). Both have been deeply involved in the development of Forum and have trained groups in Germany, in Europe, and the USA. They are united and motivated by their deep care and love for people and for our planet.

Both are continuously involved with GEN-Europe since 2001, from 2003-08 Ina was the executive secretary and part of the founding team of Gaia Education, Achim was president of GEN-E.

At ZEGG Achim is the landscape designer with Permaculture and Terra Preta knowledge and eco builder.

Ina is a co-founding member of ZEGG. She has a deep love for people and is active in the social web of ZEGG. She is a passionate global networker and trainer. Together with Achim she gives trainings on building community, on ZEGG Forum and about healing relationships.

They see themselves as constantly learning to be more authentic in their lives and in their teachings. Their work invites deeper connection and awareness of what does it mean to be fully alive. Living in a community with a focus on love, partnership and friendship gives them a special awareness in these issues. They live in a committed and open partnership for almost 20 years.

Love School: Love is an Attitude

2nd Wednesday morning

The love of the heart is not a relationship, it is a state of being. Love is nothing other than an open heart, and one without any condition. The experience of being loved follows loving like a shadow. All that matters is the question: Do I love enough?

We will present 4 steps toward mature love following the ideas of Wilfried Nelles (a German constellation expert). We will work in dyads and share in the whole group. Together we go deeper in our own truths around love and Eros towards a love that wants to give.

Family Constellations: Reconnection to Source

2nd Thursday morning and afternoon

Retrieving the Lost Female Power
If we want to found a new culture we need to reconcile post-patriarchy with the genuine female. Bernd Hellinger (the "father" of constellation work): “The relation to our mother determines how the energy in our life will flow. If you feel reserved towards your mother you will be reserved towards life and happiness, too.“

The first love in our life is our mother. Our relation to money, to success, to jealousy and more is connected to this first love. For various reasons we cut the connection to our mothers and we can reconnect as adults to move forward in our ability to love. We will do a experiencial group work in dyads or triads to reconnect.

♥ ZEGG Forum ♥

2nd Tuesday evening and 2nd Friday afternoon

We are lucky to be having Achim and Ina leading two Zegg Forums this week! They lead Zegg Forum trainings internationally. The Forum is a group process developed at the German community ZEGG to provide a stage to express your true motivations, deep feelings, ideas and emotions. The Forum helps facilitate transparency, sharing and clarifying unsolved situations of daily life, and it can be a catalyst for one's own personal growth.

Ina Meyer-Stoll: Born in 1961, teacher, passionate peace and environmental activist from her youth. She is one of the founding members of the ecovillage ZEGG in Germany. At Zegg, she is involved in the guest department, in giving community trainings, and in working at the communitiy’s children’s house. Being, sharing and learning with and from people was and is her passion. For many years she was executive secretary of the Global Ecovillage Network of Europe, (www.gen-europe.org), which supports the implementation of sustainable communities in Europe. Since 2004 she is involved in Gaia Education (www.gaiaeducation.org), a holistic approach for education for the future. She has been a communications trainer and supervisor all over the world for 20 years, specializing in building community, creating transparency and trust in group processes. She is familiar with Non-Violent Communication, Deep Ecology and other methods which support people to share from the depth of their hearts.

Achim Ecker: Born in 1959, in his youth he was organizing protest against Uranium mining in Southern Germany and nuclear power plants. Love for life led him to conscientiously object the armed service. He trained as a social worker in Kassel/Germany. In the 80s he was an intern at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, and was in a training for trainers at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant protests. He has organized and focalized international youth camps throughout post cold-war Europe. At the ecovillage, ZEGG in Germany, he is the chief landscape designer, utilizing knowledge of permaculture and eco-building. He was a founding member of Global Ecovillage Network of Europe (www.gen-europe.org), and for three years, its president. He is motivated by a deep caring, compassion and love for people and life. Achim always seeks new edges to learn and teach. For the last 20 years he has been teaching integral Forum and awareness training in German, English and Spanish for community projects all over the world. (www.zegg-forum.org),


Sheya Grace Wind Sheya Grace Wind and Owl Grateful Wind Sheya Grace Wind & Owl Grateful Wind ♥

Sheya and Owl are a team of evolutionary love artists and nomadic pollinators, committed to growing and sharing new/ next culture.

Sheya's primary offering is transformational heartistry. Bringing together all her years of initiation, decivilizing, and more trainings and tribes than can be named here... She is a dancing freedom and breath-wave practitioner as well as a next culture trainer, Also a wild grandma. And a visionary artist. She loves being a weaver of village. Currently her favorite activity is synergising and making up fresh language and practices for the new world. Her supershero love powers include grace, creating, clarity and possibility.

Owl is a nature wizard of harmony and deep heart. He brings decades of experience in healing (Rolfing, yoga, Taoist and shamanic practice, bone whispering and human design). He is passionately into authenticity, empowerment, and assisting the great mutation. His superhero love powers are ease, high level fun, and service. He can often be found playing shakuhachi in the forest or chess..

Dancing Freedom

2nd Friday morning

Dancing freedom is a free form, authentic movement practice. Integrating elemental waves of music and magic, we give body to our prayers. The process is lightly facilitated, mainly self directed, a recipe for community coherence and human rewilding, welcoming to all.

Heartivist Collaboratory

2nd Saturday afternoon

Sacred activism thru creative expression! We will share a focused ceremonial space, engaging the modality of each of our choosing, ( spoken word, song, movement painting, writing, etc) to make an offering of helpfulness, beauty or change, for one aspect of life that calls to us. (Possibilities such as earth, water, air, sex, women, men, children, animals, plants, food, cultural healing...) Later with an opportunity like for witnessing each other's creation and gifting it. Using our heArts abilities to serve and support Life...


Caroline Carrington Caroline Carrington ♥ Pujas

The Art of Conscious Touch Puja

2nd Wednesday evening

Become the lover you've always dreamed of being as you learn new ways to increase pleasure and deepen intimacy. Awaken your senses to refresh and recharge your body through conscious touch and connection. You will learn different modalities of Tantric touch in a safe and loving environment that you can enjoy in class and beyond. This class gives you the opportunity for hands on practice empowering you with fantastic skills supporting you to become an even better lover. Sensual but no sexual touch will be explored at this event.

Caroline Carrington

The whole point of Tantra in my view is to celebrate all of us with all of our humanness, uniqueness and diversity. I am committed in my workshops, events and private sessions to share Tantra from a place that welcomes all people regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion or gender identity. I want as many people as possible to find a safe space for their exploration in an experience of love and welcoming instead of discrimination. I welcome people from all across the spectrum including the LGBTQI community. I also want the heteronormative men in my community not to be discriminated against based on gender and charged more or asked to find a gender balance to be able to attend my events.

I am committed to creating more opportunities for people to break down barriers in our hearts and lives to welcome more love in. I believe we change the world by touching hearts and lives, one at a time and then going out and sharing that love with the rest of the world. Let keep choosing to gather in spaces where opportunities to dive into more love and break down the barriers are available.

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"I learned more at your evening White Tantra workshop than during a full weekend tantra workshop provided by somebody else. You have found your calling!"
    ~ Gayle Roberts, Fundraising Consultant, San Francisco

"Caroline's presence as she leads the group is nothing short of stellar. She holds a very large container that includes all, yet her connection to the intimate and the nuanced never wavers. Her power and intentions come through in her delivery, pacing and groundedness as she takes the tribe on a beautifully composed, delightful journey through awakening, aliveness and sensual juiciness. As I journeyed with her, I knew we would hear more from her. Experience her now while you can, this woman is going to soar!"
    ~ Kathy Vinson, Sexological Bodyworker, Mountain View



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Children at Summer Camp

We welcome children at camp and ask that all our campers work with us to create a "Kids" Camp environment where young children and teens thrive. If you are so inclined, there will be ample opportunities to connect meaningfully and creatively with our young people this year. Let us know when you register if you are interested in helping!


Compassion Cadre

cadreSummer Camp is a powerfully transformative experience for many people. Often we find our buttons get pushed, our self-limiting habits are upended, and our stories about who are and who we can be in the world are challenged. Our ideal is to create a community which offers compassion and support for all campers, especially those who are feeling disconnected, unheard, or simply overwhelmed by their camp experience. We also seek to offer a service opportunity to campers who have experience in counseling.

One of the ways we realize this goal of a mutually-supportive and mutually-empowering community is through the Compassion Cadre. The Cadre is composed of camper volunteers. Two designated Cadre volunteers are on duty every day to help meet camper needs for emotional and physical support and well-being by donating their time in one or more of the following areas: empathy and peer counseling, mediation, group process facilitation, and bodywork. The Compassion Cadre is a great way to plug into camp, and a great way to get support when you need it!



Other Camp Events

 
♥ 7 Minute Connections ♥
In this popular camp event, campers get an opportunity for several spontaneous "dates" of only 7 minutes duration. This event can promote higher levels of transparency, and the spontaneous nature often facilitates unexpected connections.

♥ Aphrodite's Temple
Aphrodite’s Temple is a place for campers to experience the dimensions of sacred sexuality and sexual healing. As in previous years, we'll convert the building on the upper part of the property into a sacred and safe play space for adults who wish to explore healing, intimate touch and the joys of sharing love & pleasure.

♥ ZEGG Forum ♥
The Forum is a group process developed at the German community ZEGG to provide a stage to express your true motivations, deep feelings, ideas and emotions. The Forum helps facilitate transparency, sharing and clarifying unsolved situations of daily life, and it can be a catalyst for one's own personal growth. More info about ZEGG forum may be found here.

♥ Camper Offerings - Open Space - Open Sessions ♥
Join in as the entire camp explores Open Space principles to self-organize for a day of concurrent events, inspired by your own passions and interests. These Open Sessions events are an opportunity for campers to convene dialogue groups on topics they've been wanting to explore, or create group massages, or do a music jam together. If a group doesn't feel fulfilling, participants are encouraged to move to a new one, honoring their instincts and natural enthusiasm. Bring your ideas and inspiration! Note: Not every camp will have a formal day for Open Sessions, However, there will be times in the schedule where self-organized, camper led offerings can be shared.

♥ Cabaret Show ♥
Here's your chance to show us your special talent. An evening of family fun with music, poetry, singing, stories, dance, skits, and more. Created by all of us!

♥ Lighter Side - as the mood strikes us! ♥
Participants create and perform skits to illustrate humorous events that they have observed or experienced at camp.

♥ Closing Circles ♥
Honoring the experience of the past ten days, we will connect, reflect, and bid farewell to this incarnation of our community.