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ConnieFenty, Your Nature Connection Seminars and Mary Teti, Hands from the Heart together co-create and co-facilitate retreats and sacred journeys both locally and abroad including a series of weekend retreats called "Women's Hands and Hearts" that focus on recreating life as it was when women were highly regarded and gathered in circle to create healthy and vibrant communities. www.handsfromtheheart.com
Women's Hands and Hearts (weekend retreats in nature)
Join like-minded women for feast, fun, and friendship. Return home with the knowledge of the power of mutual support. Awaken your own nature connection and rediscover your co-creative healing talent. Practice weaving the sacred into your everyday lives. Participate in time-honored indigenous activities: fire building, communal cooking, circle dialogue, seasonal ceremony, vision quest, and creating sacred space.
"Women's Circles are powerful tools for transformation of self, community, and the world" ~Beverly Engle, Women Circling the Earth
Come home to a circle of Women's Hands and Hearts and experience unconditional support and acceptance as we:
* Listen to the heartbeats of the tall trees.
* Share in the preparations of a seasonal feast.
* Meditate for personal & planetary healing.
* Share ideas and thoughts in a talking circle.
* Create a sacred space for a seasonal ceremony.
"Hearing the voices of women's wisdom enlightened my soul and became a part of me" ~ Rose Bernstein, former retreatant
The Legend of the Iroquois Peacemaker
Using material from Jean Houston's Manual for the Peacemaker, Connie invites us to participate in a legend about a bringer of peace, a creator of community, a changer of his world. It is one of the richest stories to come out of North America. It tells of Deganawidah, the Man from the North, celebrated even today as the Peacemaker, and his successful campaign to create a peaceful and prosperous society, where previously there had been only long years of violence and intertribal warfare. So potent is this legend, so full of wonder, that it embodies the essence of myth, yet many of its elements are acknowledged as historical truths. For Deganawidah actually lived and worked in ways both mythical and practical. His allies included Jigonhsasee, remembered as the Mother of Nations, and the great orator Hiawatha. Together they created a peaceful democracy among five tribes of Native peoples in the northeastern woodlands, a true democracy that lasted hundreds of years and is still, to a remarkable extent, in force today. (Full Day, Weekend Retreat, or 8 evening sessions)