Nutrient-Dense Fuel for the Female Revolution
3-Hour Intimate Immersion Experiences In New World Women’s Culture
Each of the four in-person intro events are designed to give you a feel for The Verdant Collective, our four-month immersion into new world women’s culture. They are limited to 20 women and will be held in private homes so maximize our sense of intimacy, safety and comfort. While there are many things about each of the four short courses that we cannot predict, what we can promise you is that each event will contain embodiment, interaction, (non-sexual) touch and tending, conversations in the larger circle and smaller groups, and a Q&A guided by your curiosity about the specifics and details of The Verdant Collective.
While introducing you to The Collective, each of these events is also designed to be a stand-alone experience; even if you know you can’t dive into the full program this year, we invite you to join us. The Verdant Collective might be for you if you are a women longing to reclaim the unique and intelligent expression of your erotic nature, your elemental and essential power, while helping to weave vibrant and wise women’s culture. Click here to learn more about this immersive experience or to apply to join the next Verdant Collective, beginning in October of 2019.
Whether or not you are interested in participating in The Verdant Collective four-month immersion, we invite you to consider coming to one (or all) of these events to experience deep nourishment for your wild female spirit, body and soul and contribute your unique voice and wisdom to the reclamation of intelligent, authentic, radical women’s culture.
Verdant Collective 3 Hour Immersion Experiences for 2019
COMPLETED Rewilding Female Culture: June 28 6-9pm, Boulder
COMPLETED Reclaiming Your Erotic Nature: July 23rd, 6-9pm, Boulder
COMPLETED Your Body As Erotic Landscape: September 8th, 3-6, Boulder
UPCOMING! Ritual & Revolution: September 22, 10am - 1pm, Boulder
$45.00 per immersion
Women’s bodies and the Earth body are the subjects of the single longest standing, most expensive, well-organized, cross-cultural campaign of domination and oppression known to humanity. And women, the time for this oppression is over. Our children and the Earth are counting on our fierce voices in service of a world in which all Life is sacred. But we will not get there by protesting or marching against all that is unjust and corrupt. We will get there by remembering what we love, what we cherish, what is beautiful, noble and worth risking our comfort and perhaps our lives for. It starts by remembering the gestures, the words, the poetry and the songs; all of these are the threads of our wellness that wove our ancestors’ vibrancy. Our bodies know what this feels like. Our ears know what this sounds like. Our hearts know how to tend to the reweaving with a ferocity and a grace that is unstoppable. Together, we will reweave the field of our intimate and ancestral permission and remembrance. This short course will include self-designed ceremony and ritual naming and honoring the threads of our wholeness. We will co-create and unfurl our ceremonies together, as an offering to the wellness of The World. Please bring at least one precious item from your own home, land, lineage. You will take this item home with you BUT it will be handled by others in the process of our time together.
…..And from there? We will revive our legions…..
Previous Short Courses
We may be under the impression that The Burning Times are over. But women, they are as fearsome now as they ever were. Perhaps even more dangerous because so many of us have been corralled into a state of domestication. Here, we are lulled into a sense of complacency, that promises convenience but is actually a consolation. This domestication, its complacency and conciliatory strings, slowly eat away at us. For we know in our bones that our wild wisdom and fierce female voices are needed now more than ever on behalf of our children, the monarch butterflies and the blue whale; on behalf of all Life. Rewilding ourselves is more complex than we might imagine. It cannot be rewoven in a weekend workshop or by following someone’s method. Wildness requires a state of intelligent interdependence inextricably interwoven with a fierce autonomy. We did not learn this from our mothers and grandmothers. But our well ancestral women know what wild means. Together we will listen and we will speak, with our voices, our bodies, and our excavated language(s). Together, we will feed the emergent state that unfurls itself through our collective.
We are not meant to be separated. By design, we are meant to travel in herds, each of us brilliant individual souls tracking essential elements of the whole. In healthy human culture ‘the whole’ includes our human family and our other-than-human family. It includes the water and the clouds it becomes. It includes the soil and the mycelium, the blue jay and the chickadee. It includes the ones who come to us in the dreamscape and the ones who come to us in our erotic pleasure. We have been uprooted, separated from our own bodies, made to fear our sovereign wisdom. Join us tonight for a journey back home. Alongside your adventurous sisters and our ancestral ancient grandmothers, we will take one step at a time to court the deeply embedded, attuned female who is you.
Regardless of our age or our procreative capacity, our bodies are fertile landscapes. They are designed to generate; to generate wellness, nourishment, protection, love, care, ferocity. They are designed to generate ideas, solutions, beauty, ingenuity, audacity. And, with this, our bodies are designed for deep attunement to the intelligence and unfolding of Life. In our present state the erotic landscape of our bodies has been so deeply politicized, so deeply colonized, it is hard to remember our authentic, indigenous ways. It is hard to remember what our undomesticated limbs, slopes and valleys feel, sound and move like. Join us this afternoon for an exploration alongside your sisters, into the terrain of our intelligent, erotic landscapes. Please wear layers so you can remove clothing (or not), according to your curiosity and desire. This short course will include exploratory (non-genital) touch, attunement to present-moment experience and an invitation to investigate erroneous beliefs about what is ‘normal’, what is ‘wild, and what is ‘free’. We can’t tell you any more than that, because the truly erotic landscape is a wild landscape, which, by definition, has never been charted.