Getting Ready for Deep Relationship is a workshop for couples, singles and anyone who wants to deepen all their relationships. It is one of the Sacred Fire Community's Lifeways programs, presented by Karen Aberle and Cristian Valenzuela.
To listen to an interview with Karen and Cristian about the workshop, click here:
This 2 day workshop is for anyone who desires to build healthy and empowering relationships based in trust, respect, and shared commitments. It is a highly interactive two day program that provides basic distinctions, tools and practices that enable participants to assess their current effectiveness in relationship and illuminate the actions for achieving a new level of brilliance. Relationship is a domain of learning that few of us have been taught. Like any other domain of learning, it requires distinctions, practices, and teachers.
The program presents four foundational models of relationship and 13 qualities that show how:
- we co-create the future
- communicate effectively
- learn quickly
- build and rebuild trust
- engage in difficult conversations and conflict in a productive way
- reignite the spark of loving tenderness
Held around a fire in the tipi, participants will experience a safe and intimate environment to explore and work with real concerns and issues. Individuals discover great commonality of their experience and can speak openly without shame or shyness about previous hurts or failures, discover what didn’t work, and move to resolution in a mood of wonder.
Our Teachers: Karen Aberle and Cristián Valenzuela are a couple that has been together for more than 25 years. They bring together the discourse of the mind with the wisdom of the heart. They were both trained in the philosophy of language and are initiated shamans in the tradition of the Huichol Indians of central Mexico with whom they have studied for more than 15 years. The heart discourse brings forth the sacredness of all life and allows us to see the other as a legitimate other, a treasure and a gift for our own path and learning.
Cost: $300 per person early registration by March 1, $325 after March 1. $50 total discount for couples ($550 by March 1, $600 after March 1).
Size: Limited to 16 participants (due to space constraints in the tipi), please register early!
- Saturday March 23, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, optional fire with Karen and Cristian in the evening (open to non-participants also), and
- Sunday March 24, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Pepperell Hamlet tipi. Directions provided after registration.
Meals: Bring your own favorite lunch. Soup and snacks provided.
Registration: Register by sending payment via Paypal to [masked].
Questions: Contact Kateri at [masked]