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Anna’s Closet

Anna’s Closet

anna's closet.jpgLucy will be selling women’s clothing and accessories. She will be hosting a Tarot reader. JoAnne Makela has read Tarot for more than 40 years. JoAnne has led regression workshops for the Women and Spirituality Conference many times over the past 20 years, and has her own counseling practice in the Twin Cities.

Annasclosetmn.com

Healing Wings Designs

Healing Wings Designs

rachel lauer

Rachel creates hand-crafted jewelry (necklaces & earrings) made from semi-precious stone beads, and wire-wrapped stone window ornaments. The Stones and crystals have specific energetic vibrations; many can be used to enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Most of the semi-precious stones used in her pieces were specifically chosen for their healing qualities. Some were used because they just looked pretty!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HealingWingsDesigns

Forgiveness –as important to life as Breathing

No one is perfect. We all live with regrets.

Failing to forgive others who have bruised our heart can impede us from trusting, can limit our choices, can make us see ourselves as trapped; this failure can gnaw at our personal dignity. The forceful feeling of Shame tackles our freedoms.

Forgiveness of self takes us to a deeper well.  Where profound depth, despair and darkness may enclose, those waters may also serve to show a purposeful passage to safety, sometimes called a pilgrimage with God; a tradition of Jews, Buddhists and Christians.

A two-page questionnaire will structure small group conversation.  Participants may share their thoughts and feelings of forgiveness; such issues as road blocks, failures, risk, shame, and terror, as well as mended relationships, secure future, happy holidays, soulful flow, spiritual equanimity.

Small groups will be formed to discuss forgiveness experiences—forgiving, being forgiven, and forgiving oneself. We learn from each other. We hear jewels of courage, offer support that cannot be forgotten, and we encourage implementation strategies.

None of us is alone in our need to forgive and be forgiven.  One will leave this workshop with new thoughts, new language, and new support for considering and enacting forgiveness.

Dr. Kay Bernard

Dr. Kay is a multi-degreed professional in the field of Psychology and Ministry ( U. of Wisconsin, U. of Minnesota, United Theological Seminary).  Since receiving her own 1992 Bipolar/Anxiety Diagnosis, she has committed herself to bringing hope to Mood Disorder sufferers and their families.  Her published pieces and articles lay out issues and solutions for Mood Disorder families. She has presented to Hospital chaplains, Ministers, and lay groups seeking solutions to daily issues not fully solved by pharmaceuticals.

California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies

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CIIS is a fully accredited university with 4 schools including the School of Consciousness and Transformation which offers the only PhD in Philosophy and Religion exclusively focused on Women’s Spirituality. Their Women’s Spirituality PhD and MA turn 25 this year, offering a highly credible, grounded and academically robust as well as experiential, program that is an opportunity to be part of excavating the Sacred Feminine and bringing Her into the world in tangible, accessible ways that address the system of domination and patriarchy.

http://www.ciis.edu

Mezame Designs

Mezame Designs

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Lauren creates handwoven meditation shawls, upcycled jackets, and art with a consideration for our earth and in a technique called “SAORI.” SAORI is a Japanese free-form style of weaving focused on in-the-moment innovation. Each piece she creates is one of a kind, just like the individual who eventually uses it. When she weaves, she is inspired by natural landscapes, negative versus positive space, and creating textural “sensory” spots.

https://www.instagram.com/mezamedesigns/

Weekend Workshop Schedule

Women and Spirituality Conference

Workshop Schedule At- A- Glance

 

Saturday

Session 1: 11am-noon

That “Thing” on My Head: Hijab with Regina Mustafa
Grand Ballroom

Healer, Heal Thyself with Nedra Bleitz
Riverview B

Honoring Grief with Nature: A Traditional Approach to Healing with Lora Krall
Riverview C2

Choosing the Center Between Utopia and Dystopia- An Experiential Workshop to Find Peace in Chaos with Maria Felder and Leah Skurdal
Riverview D2

Gratitude Ritual for Women and Girls with Treewommon
Riverview E

Temple Harmonics LLC Session in Sound with Frank Andreson
Room 109

Awakening the 7 Chakras with Misha Johnson
Room 110

The Mayan Calendar with gina miranda kingsley
Room 111

The Sacred Circle: The Spirituality of Women Gathering with Cindy Severson
Room 114

Downward Spirals Caused by Entities And What To Do with LeAnn Martin 
Room to be determined

 

Session 2: 1:30-3pm

 

The Learning Path: Managing Negativity, Boosting Your Good Vibes with Jurema Silva
Grand Ballroom

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone- in Faith with Natalie Ringsmuth
Riverview B

Power Animals and Their Message to You with Mary Newstrom
Riverview C2

Art of Energy Movement with Ann Hanson EEP and Frances Walker EEM-CP
Riverview D2

Exploring the Cosmovision of the Q’ero with Cindi Claypatch
Riverview E

Higher Self Activation Workshop with Cody Cooper
Room 109

The Chakras and Sexual Trauma with Lisa Erickson
Room 110

Awaken to Your Goddess Potential with Ashley Skoczynski
Room 111

Connecting Faith and Finances with Mia Erickson
Room 114

Esoteric Spirituality in Ashtapadi with Ganga Gopalkrishan 
Room to be determined

Session 3: 4-5pm

Angel Relationships: A Match made in Heaven with Annette Bruchu
Grand Ballroom

Finding Balance as an Empath with Judy Coughlin
Riverview B

Your Sacred Sexuality with Elizabeth Ely
Riverview C2

Sick and Spiritual: Making Faith Accessible with Sam Lofgren
Riverview D2

Raise the Vibration in your House for Health and Happiness with Seal Dwyer
Riverview E

Get the Hell Out: Beyond the God of Shame with T. McKinley and Gracia McKinley
Room 109

Let Your Light Shine- Trauma & Recovery with Jeannie Thompson
Room 110

Intuition: Our Super Intelligence with Carole Cravath
Room 111

Bystander to Upstander with Dee Sabol
Room 114

Tarot 101 and 102 Finding Your Own Voice with Twin Cities Tarot
Room to be determined

Sunday

Session 4: 9am-10am

Interfaith 101 with Ashalul Aden and Kristen Hanson
Grand Ballroom

Gift of Love with Lavonne Lovstad
Riverview B

“Dance Sophia, Dance”- Recognizing the Divine Feminine with Rita Simon
Riverview C2

Shake It Off: Body Positivity and the Art of Movement with Shannon Townsend
Riverview D2

Elements of Nature and Body Types based on Ayurveda and Tibetan Medicine with Bhavana Shivu
Riverview E

Loving Yourself and Healing Your Spirit with Julie Lynn Joyce
Room 109

Creating a Radical Self Care Practice with Dianne Martin, PhD
Room 110

Henna Body Art with Amy Wilde
Room 111

Healing Gifts from a Sacred Circle with Linda Mushka, Gerri Ann Riehl-Bandur & Lisa Zanyk
Room 114

Session 5: 11am-12:30pm

Psychic Gallery with Alison James
Grand Ballroom

Introduction to Constellations- Healing the Mother Wound with Loey Colebeck
Riverview B

The Tower of Tarot- Destroying the False Self with Nancy Antenucci
Riverview C2

Self-Healing and Spiritual Guidance with Shawngela Pierce
Riverview D2

Bhakti: The Yoga of Devotion and Love with Patricia Barrier
Riverview E

Medicine Bear Group Healing with Dennis King
Room 109

Messages from the Universe with Laurie Wondra
Room 110

Establishing a Drawing Meditation Practice with Kathryn Hardage
Room 111

Learn + Experience Guided Contemplation with Julie Stevens
Room 114

 

Session 6: 1:30-3pm

Living Your Purpose with LuAnn Beulcher
Grand Ballroom

Tarot 365 with Nell Morningstar
Riverview B

Breathing in Mindfulness with Jai Lynn Kellum
Riverview C2

Feeling, Seeing, & Psychically Reading Auras with Paula Kramer
Riverview D2

Journey to the Sacred Well: Seaking our Magic with Shauna Aura Precourt
Riverview E

Communicating with Your Guardian Angels with Diane Anderson
Room 109

Way of the Priestess: An Introduction to Divining the Sacred with Morgan Taylor
Room 110

Falling into Fear or Levitating to Love with Candi Broeffle
Room 111

Raise the Vibration in your House for Health and Happiness with Jane Govoni
Room 114

Dr. Kay Bernard
Room to be determined

 

Esoteric Spirituality in Ashtapadi

Esoteric Spirituality in Ashtapadi with Ganga Gopalkrishan

Storytelling.  Open to All.

The presentation will explore the transformation of spirituality in a life cycle (from birth to death). This will be based on story telling on Hindu mythological character Krishna through Ashtapadi.  Ashtapadi refers to the Sanskrit hymns of the Geetha Govinda, composed by Jayadeva in the 12th Century.

Asthapadis are Sanskrit hymns of the Geetha Govinda, composed by Jayadeva in the 12th Century. The meaning of ashtapathi is ‘eight-steps’, which means each hymn is made of eight couplets (eight sets of two lines). The ashtapadis, describes the beauty of Lord Krishna and the love between Krishna and the gopis, are considered a masterpiece in esoteric spirituality and the theme of ‘Divine romance’. The ashtapadis remain popular and are widely sung in a variety of tunes, and used in classical dance performances, across India.

The lyrical poetry of the Geetha Govinda is divided into twelve chapters, each of which is sub-divided into twenty four divisions called Prabandha. The Prabandhas contain couplets grouped into eights, called ashtapadis.

I will be presenting the popular 8 prabandha today which shows the spirituality in transition in Lord Krishna’s life which can be replicated in all of our lives.

Ganga Gopalkrishan

Ganga Gopalkrishnan is a technology manager by profession and an artist at heart. She started learning bharathanatyam (classical Indian dance) at the age of 3 from Srimathi Kalamanadalam Kalyani Kutti amma. She has kept up with her passion in dance along with a successful career and social service by her side.
She teaches Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattam (two dance form from Southern India) for students in SE Minnesota. She and her students performs at various diversity festivals, international festivals, nursing homes and conferences in the hopes of spreading the culture and art form from Indian sub continent and promote world peace through these art forms.
Exploring bhava (emotions) is a theme of her dance performances and choreography. For performances, lecture demonstrations and dance lessons, please reach out to her at (913) 461-7613 or www.rvmn.org