Weekend of Spirit 2020
Transforming Our Lives:
Release, Evolve, Create
THANK YOU FOR YOUR REGISTRATION!
Zoom links to our workshops and sessions are below.
Friday, October 23th 7:00pm Virtual Art Show and Discussion
Join us for a virtual art show "Together Alone" and discussion featuring original collections by Patrick St. Pierre and Samela St. Pierre. You may also stream on via Facebook Live on the Open spirit Facebook page. Password for Zoom is open
Saturday, October 24th 10am - 3:00pm Workshop Day
The Earth is Our Sanctuary: Making Our World Breathable
Keynote Address by Dr. Liseli Fitzpatrick
The ravages of racism and a sweeping pathogenic pandemic have synced to make our world unbreathable. Dr. Liseli Fitzpatrick invites us to reflect on ways we can cultivate a breathable world through sacred wisdom and eco-centered practice. Password for Zoom is open.
Morning workshop selection (Sessions are 50 minutes long)
The History and Restorative Practice of Hand-Knitting
Led by Nancy Gaulin, Psy.D., MBA and Helen Berman
We will come together, with our current knitting projects, to learn about hand knitting in the context of fiber arts. We will connect the history from necessity (clothes making for warmth) to craft (expression of creativity for entertainment, restorative practice and warmth). We will work on our projects and share with each other stories about the importance of knitting in our lives. Password for Zoom is support.
Led by Kathleen Sakovitz
Come experience this ancient form of energy medicine. As in ancient China for centuries; movements; stretches, slow deep breathing, increasing Qi (chi) life-force internal energy flow, unblocking, balancing Qi connecting with mind-body-spirit. Special group energy. Attendees may want to have a chair nearby (if needed), without arms is ideal, and a water bottle. Comfortable loose clothing. No yoga mat is needed. Password for Zoom is open
Writing Recipes of Love in the Time of Covid
Led by Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle
Join Fran and Jeannie the Dog for a workshop that invites us use our favorite recipes and family stories as ways to share hope and love during this time of distance from our families and the wider community.
Break for Lunch
During lunchtime decorate your fabric leaf, talk a walk or enjoy some music.
Listen to music by the Willie Sordillo ensemble, courtesy of the Old South Jazz Coffeehouse. Listen in here.
To watch Debbie Clark's videos on making some classic Weekend of Spirit soup recipes or to print recipes, click here.
Afternoon Workshop Selection (Sessions are 50 minutes long)
Mindful Anti-Racism: A Call for Social Justice
Led by Dr. Danielle Rousseau
This workshop will take a mindful approach to anti-racism work. Exploration of systemic injustice will be rooted in breath and mindful movement. Participants will explore how disparity and injustice are rooted in systems and learn why it is important to recognize the impact of trauma in exploring systemic injustice. Participants will focus on resilience building in addressing injustice and racism.
Meditation: The 3 Gateways
Led by Katherine McClean
Our subtle energy bodies have 3 Gateways for accessing the deeper truths of who we really are.
Here we'll experience the gifts of 3 these centers. The peace and stability we gain will give us the inner support needed to face these uncertain times. Password for Zoom is open.
Fake it Until You Make it: Exploring Humor Through Yoga
Led by Donna Warren
A laughter yoga leader’s tips on maintaining a bit of humor and the wonderful release of laughter. You will need a mat or a chair for this workshop as we explore some laughter yoga and some breathing techniques. There will be some very gentle movement thrown in as we do some laughing drills. This workshop is designed to help us find laughter and joy in stressful times. Come experience a truly fun time as we try to look on the bright side of life! If you have any funny props or masks you would like to wear any bit of humor will be encouraged! In order to make this fun, we need a few brave souls willing to keep their camera on during this workshop. Password for Zoom is open.
"Reveling in Transformation" Group Meditation
Led by Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark
Password for Zoom is open.