September 23-24th, 2022

CEREMONIAL ARTS

Led by Diné lineage keeper Edison Gorman

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Cost:  $222 Includes 1 night camping, 2 days of organic meals, and a full heart. Early bird discount $200 if registered before September 10th

All proceeds go to support Edison in keeping the traditions and language of the Diné alive. We will start class at 11am on the 23rd and finish the workshop with dinner on the 24th. 

Edison feels inspired to share the blessings of his culture and craft. he is a master beader and fan maker. Come sit with us as we hear stories that have been passed in a good way while learning the approach and technique he carries. He will meeting all participants where they are at in their current skill level from the basics toward mastery in the sacred arts of peyote stiching and fan making. He encourages you to bring something perfectly cylindrical to bead, a jar or some type of dowell for a fan. Also, if you have special feathers that you have always wanted to make into a sacred tool, he encourages you to bring those as well. there will be beads and feathers available for trade. 

Two meals on day  one and three meals on day two will be prepared on site, largely from local organic ingredients. Camping is also available on site. Guided morning yoga asana practice will be offered saterday morning.

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Located 20 minutes from Willits in the heart of Mendocino County, Abuela Gardens is a working demonstration site dedicated to helping the growth and healing of all beings through a continued dialogue with nature, water, food, and medicine. This approach is accomplished by incorporating community, music, healing arts, and silence within a multidimensional design strategy. Our action plan is to communally care for the Earth by growing as much of our own food and medicine as possible, regenerating the forest and aquifer we depend on, building with earth and regeneratively harvested materials as well as developing habitat for a diverse interface of wild and domestic creatures including bees and hummingbirds. This workshop will enhance the peace that we share for celebrating the balance of night and day.