Mary and Michael have teamed up to offer an exciting new workshop centered around the fundamentals of many global traditions and ceremony. Participants will enjoy a day at a secluded retreat center in Mchenry county Illinois. Learning, creating and finding their own personal rhythm and how to best use this connectedness in their daily life.

In this workshop we will work with some foundational aspects of personal/global ceremony. Like all things ceremony has a beginning a middle and a end with a specific focus. When done properly it has a profound effect. We will learn and practice the basic steps of ceremony and we will also do ceremony. Participants are requested to write (ahead of time) at least four positive affirmations for themselves.  If you need help with this, it will be provided.
We will also being doing teachings: on the directions, how to call upon the energies around us, aligning our energies, and our connection to all.

Creativity is also a foundational aspect to personal growth and renewal so we will each make a "medicine bag" and a personal charm. (All materials are provided.)

Musical expression and connecting to your inner rhythm will be explored and hands on learning with drums from across the world will continue to build on the workshop theme.You will learn how to use the drum in a personal way and within community drum circles or ceremony.

On this retreat center nestled in amongst acres of natural beauty we will be using a wonderful medicine wheel, learning why and how to use the energies found there for healing ourselves and Mother Earth. (weather permitting)

After Dinner we will be attending a Sacred Fire Ceremony and continue Drumming around the fire until it is time to go! (weather permitting)

More info coming soon!