A Sacred Tool for Weaving the Dream

With Nelly and Betsy

“Talking Stick remind me

Of each Sacred Point of View,

Complete within the Circle

Of the Scared Hoop.”

(Jamie Sams)


When women gather in circles, powerful medicine takes place.

In this workshop Nelly and Betsy will combine their Shamanic and Creative talents to create a sacred space filled with joy and creation. Women will create their own Sacred Tool infused with the intention and energy of weaving a new dreaming and reconnecting with their Sacred Joy.

Nelly’s Yogic laughter will infuse the space with the joy of releasing tension; inviting joy, calm and relaxation, into the right side of the brain to ready the group for creation.

Participants will journey around the Sacred Circle of Whole Consciousness to prepare them for the creation of their Talking or Message Stick.

The Talking or Message Sticks are powerful symbols to be made with the clear intention of holding all that is positive, and all that is supportive for the maker’s desire to be the best they can be. It is a tool for bringing these intentions to gatherings, conversations and meetings; bringing balance, harmony and balanced power.  The intention set prior to making the Talking Stick and the materials used bring powerful medicine to its owner and make it a wonderful object for circles, gatherings and Ceremony.

All the materials will be supplied. However, due to time limitations, Betsy will collect sticks for the making, in the Shamanic way, so that yours can choose you from the selection. If participants wish to bring their own stick, this will be fantastic too!

Weaving the New Dream through Constellations

With Chirone Shakti

Love is our natural state, yet in our early years, our experience of our own family dynamics often distorts the expression of love. This can affect us deeply, and then shows up in our adult lives in many different ways, especially in our relationships. Constellations work is an extraordinary healing modality, a way to disentangle these threads and allow love to flow freely again.

This experiential workshop offers you the opportunity to disentangle some of the threads in your own life, allowing you to weave a new dream, a new way of being. There will be opportunities to work on different aspects of relationships, as well as clearing anything that is preventing you from being your shining self, and living your life in sacred joy. 

Dream into Being Sacred Creations

With Marieke

An invitation to journey into the ancient feminine language of imagery and dreaming, that which is our birth right as an intrinsic source of inner truth, creativity and life affirming essence. Through specialized guided imagery and waking dream work we will journey into opening, clearing and seeing within so that we can touch our creative source, hearts desires and dreams that are ripe at this time to be conceived and dreamed into being as sacred creations from the inside out.

Weaving the Women’s Way

Shamanic Yoginis Zoe and Tania combine to offer a truly sacred, creative space. They share their passion to unite in the creation of the New Dreaming on planet. Through a dynamic & gentle ceremony they will lead the group on an experiential journey into uniting the masculine and feminine. Their offering is for an embodied experience with dance, sound, ritual and art in facilitation of this union. Part of this ceremonial experience will involve the outer world of expression through movement and sound, and part will involve the inner realms through prayer, meditation and the receiving of a shamanic sound bath to close the space.

Sacred Joy in Our Cycle – from our Matrix of Creation

With Bronwyn Lakay

Following the Inner Seasons of our Cycle, we will be reconnecting and rejoicing with our journey in Womanhood.  This workshop will allow participants to delve into our matrix of creation.  We will explore the emotions and characteristics of our Inner Seasons – and how we joyfully get to partake in a fertility journey – whether  it be giving life to babies, ideas, projects, careers, hobbies and empowered women.  It is a workshop beneficial for all women – to understand where we’ve been , where we are and where we want to be.  It presents an opportunity to release old patterns, creating positive intentions and joy; knowing that it is our birth right when we embody our full femininity.

The essence of the workshop is to go through the characteristics of each of the four Seasons which relate to our moon cycles: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter correlating to the moon phases and archetypal Maiden, Mother, Enchantress/Sage & Wise Woman.  We will discuss what we get to experience through each phase of our cycle, physically and emotionally; connecting with our cycles of creation through our natural hormonal flux.  We are our own medicine… We hold the keys/ codes to Balance…  Remembering or understanding our cycles empowers us to utilise our sacred gifts, reaping deep, abundant rewards as we harness our energy at the right time for Us…Which entails and allows the Joy of our Dreams to come to fruition.

Welcome Lasting Love and The Sacred Joy of Relationship

With Shannon Ichikawa

Are you really ready for something new-for Love, and are you sick of being single? How magic will it be to Welcome Lasting Love from a place of peace; from joy and possibilities for a brand-new life of flow? In some way have you closed off from Sacred Joy in or after a previous relationship, or just from too much single time? Is it time to open up again? Are there places where your energy is stuck in the past, rather than being clear, open and ready for the Future? Is it time to take a big step in the direction of Love?

In this workshop, we welcome crystal clarity on who we want in our lives and what type of relationship we want to create with this beautiful soul. We will uncover hidden challenges to being the radiant beings we are and being truly ready to take that leap with someone new.

Harnessing the group energy with all manner of awesome tools we will journey together in the depths and shallows of this subject – the search for Love! Let’s see the greatest possible Future and love for ourselves and each other in this experiential time together. Seeing and being seen is the first step into making our dreams a reality.

When we want something new to flow in, we Let Go of what is no longer necessary. Energy responds to Action so we’ll send out a powerful message of intent, then we will play and laugh in silliness and joy together as women, and open the gates to romance, love and partnership with someone wonderful … calling in the soul of Him or Her who will partner us.


Active Your Joy through Personal Ritual and Ceremony

With Robin Clayfield

Weave together all the aspects of yourself and how you dream your life to be with focused intent. Explore the magic of ritual and ceremony as a tool for transformation and daily balance amongst an external world of busyness, duality and apparent separation. Release the past and activate your joy and delight now, strengthening and enriching your journey forward.

Personal rituals and community ceremony are powerful tools for connecting with all wisdom and particularly our own inner wisdom, healing and joy. Intention is magic. The work, purposeful and potent. Robin’s workshop will explore stories of transformation, connection and remembering through rituals and ceremony, both ancient, modern and also cultural and sub-cultural. It will unearth the treasures of each step in the process and invite you to create your own personal ritual designed for your current requirements and this year’s Being Woman theme, Weaving the New Dreaming – Remembering Sacred Joy.
Women will be invited to create their own ritual in a special place in nature using symbols of divergent or separate energies that manifest in their lives.The focus will be to bring all the elements together in wholeness and balance for themselves and for our world.

Returning to the TrueHeart – Your Sacred Self

With Heather Price

Every woman and man has a blueprint that reflects the truth of who they really are, beneath the masks they wear to survive life. The heart that holds the blueprint of truth, sacredness and possibility is called the TrueHeart. The masks that are created in order to survive are attached to and driven by what I refer to as the WoundedHeart. The TrueHeart is attached to the collective and whole soul consciousness and potential, and it is aware of, but never governed of fooled by, the WoundedHeart. On the other hand, the WoundedHeart is consumed by introspection and is self-centred, with low self-worth and limited vision.

This workshop offers the opportunity to rediscover and return to your TrueHeart and sacred self, and to create new pathways that reflect this. This truth of Self goes beyond this life, to the truth of the soul. This is an opportunity to revisit a past life where you immersed yourself into sacred joy at every opportunity. By awakening to this memory, you are opening up a portal that you can tap into and bring sacred joy into this life.

Your Experience:

  • Enjoy a shamanic drum journey to revisit a life where you experienced sacred joy and awaken this vibration in this life.
  • Explore who you are and what brings you joy, and what resists this experience.
  • Practice creative visualization to weave and create new dreams and new ways.
  • Commit to an action that will support your way forward into sacred joy.


Eco-Art Therapy: Reconnecting the Loom

With Karen Dickson and Trudi Flynn

Throughout time, we women have woven and expressed our humanity and our spirituality through the elements of Gaia.  We have put our fingers in the fabric of Her earth, felt Her pulse, listened to Her songs and co-created our reality.  The Reconnecting the Loom workshop invites you to re-awaken your ancient sensory memory, to experience once again the resonances of rock, soil, grasses, trees, flowers, vines, fronds and seed pods; to become anew the loom that weaves the voice of the Earth into form.

I Am a Circle

With BJ Long

‘I am a Circle…
Part 1 The Yggdrasil’
At the base of the Yggdrasil (the World Tree), The Weavers of Destiny the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone have lost their way….. Big Time.
In the shadows the Beast lays in wait and the Yggdrasil is dying.
And so, the quest begins for a Woman to heal her ancestral wounds in The Labyrinth of Life, reawaken her matriarchal lineage, reclaim her true self and restore Divine Feminine Energy.
This beautiful performance event invites the audience to hold the rim of  the Sacred Women’s Circle, deeply experience its mythology and
honour the 9 initiations of a Woman’s awakening through, story, song, music, movement and theatre.

Written and performed by BJ Long
Director Celia White
Music Roberto and Mauricio Iregui
Performance space for play ‘I am a Circle Part 1: The Yggdrasil’