Understanding Your Sacred Body Image

Do you sometimes ask yourself,
Why can’t I have a body like (Megan Fox, Taylor Lautner,
JLo, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, …)?

Consider this idea: Your body is perfectly designed for this lifetime.
Moreover, your body type brings with it particular strengths and beauties. 

According to the Shamanic tradition of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path the physical structure of a person’s body is no accident.

Before we came into this lifetime our spirit selected the best of five body types to give us the kind of power we need to boost our Soul’s evolution. Each of these five types has its own distinct beauties (“light side”) as well as possible pitfalls.

As we go through life’s events we often lose touch with the beauty of our body type, and become caught up in the pitfalls. This diminishes our ability to experience joy and pleasure, leaving us more vulnerable to getting stuck in patterns and relationships which just don’t work.

This weekend workshop, led by Janneke Laughing Williow, will take you through an exploration of the five body types, keys for identifying your own body type, and accessing and working with the light side of your body type.

Workshop details:
Dates: Friday Sept. 28 – 7 pm through Sunday Sept. 30 – 5 pm
Location: residential retreat center near Kalamazoo, MI

Sponsored by The Light Warrior Clan, a study group lodge of the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society.  For more information, visit www.meetup.com/the-light-warrior-clan.

Ten No Kishi Belt Promotion

Ten No Kishi Dojos - Karate Self-Defense Jiu Jitsu Chulukua-RyuCongratulations to Amanda Brazel, Ten No Kishi’s Student of the Year for 2011, who was recently promoted to orange belt.  Amanda demonstrated proficiency in a variety of blocks, strikes, and kicks, as well as katas and defenses.  Good job!

For more information, visit the Ten No Kishi web site.

Menopause: A Journey into Power Cycles of the Feminine – Aug. 24-26

If you are a woman who is going through menopause, has already done so,
or are likely to do so in the near future…

If you are a woman who feels her life as “a woman” may essentially end
with the end of her childbearing years…

If you are a woman who is trying to figure out how best to deal with
the changes (e.g., hot flashes or “power surges”!) which come with aging…

If you are a woman who is curious about how the power of the feminine
evolves over our lives, and into menopause…

Learn about the menopause and feminine cycles with Razel Wolf

Learn about the feminine cycles with Razel Wolf

We offer you a mind, body and spirit journey into power in the weekend workshop Menopause: A Mind Body Spirit Journey into the Power Cycles of the Feminine, featuring teachings (cycles of the feminine, concept of aging, the physical body, hungers, and more), ceremony, and experiential learning.

“Being Female on this planet is a wonderful blessing and a great mystery.  We will gather together to explore wisdom from the Grandmothers of the Twisted Hair lineage through teachings, interactive experiences and ceremony. Our intent is to discover our own womb knowing using the sage guidance of the Elders. As we engage with the cycle of menopause we change. Let’s demystify this phase and bring out the natural power and beauty of our beings.”

The workshop, led by Razel Wolf, will be offered in Flagstaff, AZ on August 24-26, 2012.

Hosted at a mountain retreat set in the cool Ponderosa Pine Forest graced with a swimming pond, outdoor kitchen, tree house, and lovely gardens for gatherings, exercises, and ceremony.

For more information, please contact Kathy at menopause@dtmms.org.

Read more about menopause – the activation of our golden eggs of wisdom.