Re: [spirituality-76] Galiana Land Consecration Weekend May 21-23

From: Avi
Sent on: Saturday, May 15, 2010 9:26 AM
I'll be coming from west caldwell NJ .. I can probably be there sat and sun, fri depends. I'll know in day or so if I can make it friday afternoon [or night].?

Sounds great to me!

-Avi

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 2:39 AM, Vincent Louis Stellabotte <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey I was wondering if anyone would be carpooling from or through philly who I could catch a ride with. The I can contribute towards? traveling expenses if need be.


On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 7:38 PM, Kunlun-Jas <[address removed]> wrote:
check it out....
I will probably be going... let me know if any one else is interested so we can talk about car pooling and figuring out time
Fire dance sounds and camping sound great!



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From: Luba Evans <[address removed]>
Date: Thu, May 13, 2010 at 9:56 PM
Subject: [tantric-58] Galiana Land Consecration Weekend May 21-23
To: [address removed]


Dear Friend!

As you probably know, we are opening a meditation retreat - Galiana, located between New York and Boston, on the border of Upstate, NY and Berkshire Mountains. Right now it is just a beautiful piece of land with a mountain stream and forest, nothing but nature. We are going to turn in into an incredible unique retreat, where we will conduct classes, events, parties, ceremonies and just let our souls dance :). We are planning to have a pool, a jacuzzi, an ayurvedic garden and healing facility, trout pond, fire circle, lotus dome, goddess temple and most likely some other exciting structures.

Read more about the retreat and our progress here: http://galianaproject.wordpress.com/

For those who would like to be at the foundation of this project, we are conducting an event dedicated to the consecration of the land on the weekend of May 21 -23.

We hope you can come and join us. If you can only come for a day, that is also great.?If you can give somebody a ride or need a ride, let us know!

Here is the approximate schedule for the weekend:

Schedule of activities:

Friday night
Arrival - starting at 5 pm
Communal Kitchen Opened 9 - 10:30 pm
Fire Opening Circle - 10:30 pm

Saturday
8 am - Kundalini Yoga
Communal Kitchen Opened - 9: 30 am
Teamwork
Dinner - 7 - 8 pm
Spirit Fire Circle 9 pm to whenever you drop

Sunday
8 am - Kundalini Yoga
Communal Kitchen Open 9:30 am
Teamwork
Clean Up
3 pm - Fire Closing Circle

TEAMWORK
Here are the teams that you can join (you can choose more than one):

1. Lotus Temple Building Team (see the model here http://galianaproject.wordpress.com/) (Coordinator is Ron)
2. Visual Arts Team (decorating fire circle, Lotus Temple, body painting, costumes, camera work ... ) (Coordinator is Michael/Anya Kozorez/Dubov)
3. Galiana Spirit Fire Team (take lead in the ceremony - bring your ritual, poem, song, dance, meditation ...) (Coordinator is Luba/Nadya/Masha)
4. Nature Guardians Creative Team (find and paint nature objects, create structures with stones and wood) (Coordinator is Volga/Ricardo)
5. Kitchen Team (help with food preparation, serving and clean up) (Coordinator is Sveta/Julia)

Everybody will also participate in the Common Land Clean Up on Saturday morning

FIRE OPENING CIRCLE
Spontaneous informal participation, drumming, singing, guitar, meeting each other, hanging out with new friends, discussing plans for the weekend and for the retreat

FIRE CLOSING CIRCLE
Freedom of spontaneous self-expression, celebration of friendship and good work.

GALIANA Spirit Fire Circle

We will celebrate life and spirit through the pathways of music, creative and spiritual/artistic practices. Drummers, dancers, chanters, poets, singers, leaders and seekers of all types connect in this circle through joyful celebration, deep participation and ecstatic trance. Everybody will have a chance to lead the circle -
bring your art, your ritual, your poem, your meditation, your knowledge, your wisdom and your love.

Please, let us know:
1. if you are coming and if you are brining anybody with you
2. if you have a car or need a ride
3. which team would you like to join
4. please send in your telephone number

Facilities and What to bring:

We have electricity and a toilet on the land. We also have a fantastic source of drinkable mountain water from the stream.
Bring:
1. Take care of your camping needs: a tent, sleeping bag, a cup, a spoon, a bowl, mosquito spray, etc
2. Food: we will provide basic food, porridge, soup, tea, etc but please bring whatever you want as well. Coolers are a good idea
3.?Working gloves
4. Flash Light, christmas lights and extension Cords if you have any, candles
5. Musical Instruments
6. Camera and video cameras
7. Sacred and beautiful objects for Lotus Temple
8. Decoration materials

Children and pets are welcome. Make sure to spray your pets for ticks.

If you want to stay in a hotel, there is one near by: http://www.chathamtravellodge.com/

When you come, park close to the entrance, we will try to meet you and help you find a spot.

If you want to lead a yoga or any other day session, please speak up.

Thanks!

Waters of Galiana Team
Please get the directions from Google, the address is on the Galiana Blog Site here: http://galianaproject.wordpress.com/
It is easy to get there, but some GPS's do not have this address yet.

You are welcome to call me to discuss your arrival and participation
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Love,
Luba




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