- Start Date 03/11/2021
- Start Time 9:00 AM
- End Date 03/14/2021
- End Time 11:55 PM
- Location Online
Meet these WOW presenters:
Vernelle Nelson, Tara Skubella, Jan Kinney,Ashley Looker
Panel on Intergenerational Wisdom!
Learn more about our presenters listen to their interviews on Voices of Women
Links are in this enewsletter and on the WOW website
Early Bird pricing – ends January 18th – don’t miss out on this special offer to join us in March! 3 full days for $139!
Plus reduced prices for seniors, students and young women 20-29
Check out the schedule, presenters and registration information here:
Call for Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to be zoom co-hosts. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our featured presenters
Terry Tempest Williams
Honoring our Sacred Feminine Power and our Connection to Nature
Friday, March 12th, 6:30 pm
Terry has always believed that climate change is an ecological issue, but she believes first and foremost that it is a spiritual issue. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. Williams’s essays are a call to action, blazing a way forward through difficult and dispiriting times. She reminds us that beauty is its own form of resistance and that water can crack stone.
Williams is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, Finding Beauty in a Broken World,The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks (2016) and When Women Were Birds. She currently teaches at Harvard Divinity School in Massachusetts. In her latest book, Erosion: Essays of Undoing, she brilliantly explores the any forms of erosion we face: of democracy, science, compassion, and trust. www.coyoteclan.com
Oshun Ta’la’ade: Praise-singing the Divine Feminine
Saturday, March 13th 6:30pm
A buffet of myths and tales praising Oshun, the Sweet Water Goddess of Love, Art, and Sensuality. Yeye Teish weaves a tapestry of ancient tales, sacred songs, and contemporary poetry in praise of the power and beauty of the Divine Feminine in Nature and Human Nature. These ancient tales from Africa help us during these challenging times to access our own feminine wisdom.
Yeye Luisah Teish is a writer, arts activist and spiritual counselor. She is an initiated elder (Iyanifa) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition and a member of the Global Council for Ancestor Veneration. She is the author of “Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals”, a women’s spirituality classic. “Spirit Revealing, Color Healing“, is her book of Zen Doodles. Her books have been translated into German, Spanish, and French, and her prayers and poetry have been published in seven indigenous languages. She is a member of The Fountain and the Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations. She has designed, directed, and performed myth and ritual theater in Europe, Venezuela, New Zealand and the United States. She is the Spiritual Culture Consultant for Jubilee Justice Journey for Reparations, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and the Center for Sacred Studies. www.yeyeluisahteish.com
Explore these workshops by our gifted presenters:
Celebrate Yourself, Living a Golden Life
Friday, March 12th. 9:00 – 11:00 am
As women, we have the added burden of being conditioned to be nurturers and caregivers and to deny our needs in order to support the wants and needs of others. Celebrate Yourself is an adventure that opens the doors for women to return to the truth of their divine beingness. This fun-filled, interactive workshop makes it possible for you to begin the journey back to your original purpose by applying teachings from Eric Butterworth, A Course in Miracles and Rev. Vernelle’s book, Living A Golden Life. Erase those erroneous thought patterns and beliefs that hold you back. Take the necessary steps to eliminate the baggage that weighs you down. Shed the habits that stand between you and your highest good; and re-discover the powerful, sacred being that you are.
Vernelle has had an eclectic career in radio, television, non-profit organizations, and government service. Shortly after publishing the first two books, Rev. Vernelle pursued her calling to become a Unity Minister and was ordained in 2016. She established Unity Golden Life Ministries, best known for Seaside Morning Meditations in Florida. The most important work of this ministry, however, is providing pastoral care for the homebound, hospital visitations, and spiritual support for hospice patients and their circle of care. Rev. Vernelle facilitates A Course in Miracles with a Unity Twist each Wednesday evening via zoom and is a faculty member of the Unity Urban Ministerial School where she is president of the UUMS Alumni Association. Vernelle is the author of Favorable Conditions, Don’t Invite Me to Your
Pity Party, Living a Golden Life and most recently Don’t EVER Invite Me to Another Pity Party.www.unitygoldenlife.org
Building an Energetic Relationship with Mother Earth
Saturday, March 13th, 9:00 -11:00 am
Learn the 6 key practices to deepening your relationship with mother earth for healing, wellness, meditation and syncing your vibration to hers. Join Tara L. Skubella, founder of Earth Tantra, as she shares ancient wisdom and modern ways to expand your intimate connect with not only mother earth, but with self. We will weave a variety of practices in the traditional Taoist way, Buddhist practices and other earth based methods. Let’s gather and learn how simple it is to return to our native roots.
Tara Skubella is founder & guide of Earth Tantra. She is an earthing/grounding expert, level 4 certified Tantra guide, death doula and wilderness survivalist. She has over 22 years’ experience working in women’s outdoor wilderness therapy, social services, family/ youth programming, adoption, outdoor guiding, Earth Science teaching and more. Some people know Tara from Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid, as having the most bug bites on record. Tara lives her truth in harmony with mother earth by calling her nearly off-grid tiny house on the side of a mountain just outside Ouray, Colorado home. www.earthtantra.com
Conversations With the Giver – Tarot of Compassion
Saturday, March 12th, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Participants will use guided meditation, contemplation of Tarot cards, writing, and sharing of experiences to explore their relationship with the archetype of creativity, generosity, and gratitude (Empress/Giver card). No experience with Tarot is necessary.
Jan Kinney fell in love with Tarot in the 1970s. After reading for herself and others for several years, she felt called to create a deck–the Tarot of Compassion–based on the natural splendor of her native Pacific Northwest, a project that spanned over 15 years. She is currently completing a companion book, Conversations with the Tarot of Compassion. Jan offers Tarot readings as well as workshops on relating to the archetypes of Tarot. Jan is an avid reader, artist, musician, and public speaker. She recently retired from the University of Washington, where she served as an instructional designer, guiding instructors in creating effective and accessible online courses. She holds a PhD in women’s spirituality and religion. www.tarotofcompassion.com
Reclaiming Your Wild Woman Through Soul-Centered Living
Friday, March 12th 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Women are born wild. As a matter of fact, every woman intuitively understand the words ‘wild’ and ‘woman.’ Yet throughout our lives we are told and taught through socialization and messaging that we shouldn’t be ‘too sensitive’ , ‘too much’ , ‘too attention seeking’ or ‘too over-the-top’ too this, or too that. It’s time to dismantle this messaging because there is a wild, authentic, beautiful women underneath all those messy layers ready to be fully seen. Through guided meditation, journaling, coaching techniques and open discussion we will bring your wild woman back to the Soul-center of your life. What does it mean to be a Wild Woman? Who is She? Together we will uncover the age-old question – who were you before the world told you who you should be? and unleash the power of the Wild Woman Within. And you’ll never want to look back.
Ashley Looker is a Certified Wellness + Empowerment Coach, Yoga Teacher, Happiness Expert and Journal Junkie. Over the past 7 years she has taught thousands of ambitious over-achieving women how to slow down and align with their Soul Purpose so they can step out of overwhelm and busyness and into their joy. She believes that soul-centered living is radical and necessary to overcoming all the messages we’ve been taught about hustle and what it means to be an empowered woman. She is the author and creator of The 108 Day Happy As F*ck Habit Journal and the accompanying Happy As F*ck Journal Prompt Card Deck. Ashley Hosts her own weekly podcast. www.UniqueHolisticHappiness.com
Friday, March 12th ~ 12:30 -2:00pm
Stories of Our Gifts ~ Wisdom Through the Generations
Wisdom is not the providence of the old. There is wisdom at every age and we all can learn from each other. Join us as share wisdom and stories of beauty, resilence and strength across the generations. From teens to octogenerians, we will celebrate the timeless gifts each generation brings.
Moderator: Marla Durden
with Bee Elliott, Ashley Looker, Bergith Kayyali
Check out the full schedule and registration information here: WOW Conference