NEW YEAR’S DAY VISIONING CEREMONY
Wednesday, January 1st 2014
Sliding Scale $20-25
Come join us for a Visioning Ceremony on the first New Moon of 2014, where we will drum, chant, dance and create our deepest, wildest dreams for a sustainable collective vision for ourselves, humanity and Mother Earth. Participants will get to draw, collage and create their unique contributions in a humongous collective art piece.
There will be a sound activation with the specific intention of helping us to stay in balance, given that we'll continually need to adjust our center of gravity as we navigate the ongoing waves of change and ride them more effectively.
January 1st marks a SuperMoon which is defined as a new moon or full moon within 361,863 kilometers (224,851 miles) of our planet, as measured from the centers of the moon and Earth.
Led by Veenaa Saynana & Taya Shere
Veenaa Saynana Laughing Dolphin is a creative powerhouse of shamanic magic, dance, prayerformance and ceremony. She is the author of Mary Magdalene Speaks: Gateway to Empowerment. She is well-known for her one-woman shows Spontaneous Combustion, performed in Eugene, OR & Kauai, HI, and Christmas Nipples, a Berkeley favorite. She has facilitated in centers in 3 continents, from Asia to Australia to North America. She does planetary healing at major sacred sites of the world. She is the founder of the AIYU Institute, which offers ongoing educational programs of spirituality and empowerment. Look out for her upcoming class on Sacred Burlesque: The Art of Prayerformance in early 2014. www.veenaasaynana.com
Taya Shere plays passionately in the realms of transformative ritual and embodied vocalization. Taya co-founded and co-directs the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, a modern day mystery school and ritual arts training for women embracing the Goddess in a Jewish context. Her chant albums Torah Tantrika, Halleluyah All Night and Wild Earth Shebrew have been heralded as "cutting-edge mystic medicine music.” She is co-author of The Hebrew Priestess (forthcoming, Ben Yehuda Press) and Siddur HaKohanot: A Hebrew Priestess Prayerbook. www.holytaya.com