Friday, June 21st at 7:30pm-9:30pm at
Meditation of Life Gathering
So here we are… we have arrived at just this moment…nothing else. How long it has taken to get here, we don’t know?
Something simple and monumental is happening, a deep stirring within…
This calling to be with a family of our own essence.
It trembles and vibrates inside when we realize this moment.
A penetrating peace flows in.
There is something very real, indescribable…intangible at the doorway of this place where we meet!
The heart centers, the mind is still, all the yearning ceases as the space fills with radiant wonder.
Everything that We Are answers this call with “Yes”.
“ In a evening of deep contemplation, we invite you to enter sacred space and return to an eternally silent radiance.
We gather and convene on this auspicious occasion to align our beings together in conscious cooperation.
Together we open our spiritual gifts and activate a ground-swell of powerful transformation in consciousness by lifting our hearts and minds into effortless presence!
The greatest present you can bring…is for you to be fully present.”
Date: Friday June 21st. 2013
Saturday June 22nd 10am-10pm (12 hour deep dive!) at
Stirring the Shakti: A Women’s Summer Solstice Journey
“Shakti” is the creative energy of Shiva (consciousness) that vibrates in everything in the universe at various levels of frequency. Associated with the mind and nervous system, Shakti is like an electrical force that runs through form and space. Shakti is the active manifest power that creates the universe. As we stir the Shakti, we embody the pulse of the Universe. As we join in this pulse together in a sacred circle of women, we shift and uplift the vibration of our own being and that of the Universe. A mind, body and soul experience with over 8 inspiring presenters!
*Yoga * Neurosculpting *Illuminate *Body Current * Stillness *Contemplation * Drumming * Chanting *Inspiration *Journaling *Communing with Nature *Transformation *Dancing * Meditation * Vegetarian feast *Crystal bowls *Replenish * Self-spa Ritual *Recharge * Chocolate * Aromatherapy and more!
Share 12 hours (deep dive!) of your time with us in the bright vibrant light of summer solstice and we will offer you tools for transformation and integration to last a life time.
Shanti Medina, RYT, CPT , the visionary behind these annual gatherings, is being joined at this year’s gathering by some of the most inspiring women of our time for a full 12 hour journey of mind, body and spirit.
*Shanti Medina: Founder Energize fitness system and Body Current mind/body mapping
*Lisa Wimberger: Founder of the Neurosculpting Institute, author “New Beliefs, New Brain”
*Alicia Fall: Founder of Her Many Voices Foundation and TED Talk presenter
*Melissa Ivey: professional gypsy rocker, singer-songwriter and peace-ful musical instigator of ELEVATE & ACTIVATE
*Kirsten Warner & Alison Litchfield: inspiring yoga instructors and circle holders for women
*Rasamayi: internationally acclaimed vibrational healer who will share her gem-infused alchemy singing bowls along with her wisdom of sacred essential oil aromatherapy
*Laura Moses Granger: the bhakti and bhav of devotional chanting
*Judy Godec: Owner Venus and Vetiver skin care and spa goodness
Sisterhood Stories of Inspiration and Transformation:
*Annie Freedom : Founder and President Samadhi Center for Yoga and Satya Institute
*Katie Hailey: Founder Conscious Conversations
*Lisa Hunter: Founder Sacred House and Transformational Concerts
We will once again share in a delicious and nutritious catered vegetarian feast. We are so fortunate to have Mary Link of the HealthyLink Catering, who will be providing a splendid, healthy and delicious meal. Former National Nutrition Trainer for Whole Foods Market, She brings over 20 yrs. of natural foods expertise to our dining.
This Year’s Menu:
A lovely Gingered Asian Stir fry,
Steamed Lemony Broccoli
Quinoa Curry Salad
Field green apple salad
Please order your meal directly with Mary Link 720-309-2079 or email@example.com. The cost of this homemade meal will only be $15 payable to Mary Link. RSVP to her directly for the meal, and pay cash at the event.
NOTE- *We are moving away, from throwing away! In the interest of the environment, please bring your own FeastWare (Plates, cups, silverware etc.) so we don’t have to throw away paper resources. We will have some paper products available.
REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1ST!! This gathering always sells out. Open to 50 women
Investment: $108 early bird discount by June 14th
$135 regular price
Pre-registration Required and for more information: Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com
Check made out to Energize or cash mailed or dropped off at 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO. Please include your name and email address and phone number for contact purposes.
Proceeds to benefit the non-profit, Her Many Voices Foundation which provides a platform of education and resources to empower artists and community members to invest in the care and well-being of women, children and our Mother Earth.
Event illustration “La Paloma” by Holly Sierra at HollySierra.com
June 23-28 at
Surfing The Creative®
International Youth Rites of Passage Program
In these times of great potential and challenge on planet Earth, humanity is being invited to rise up and live life with radical authenticity, aligning inner and outer truths for the well being of all. Surfing the Creative® is a time tested pathway for the reclamation of your unique and vital gifts. It is an invitation to move from addiction into action, from fragmentation into integration, from isolation into loving community.
Come prepared to deepen your roots and to liberate your wings.
Together, we will address your questions …
Who am I?
Aligned with inspired mentors and armed with a strong foundation in your creative capacities, you will join with young people from around the world who are aiming to …
BE THE ANSWERS TO THE CHALLENGES OF THESE TIMES
Click here to view our Surfing the Creative® Film Short. In just 12 minutes, this film short shares the beautiful story of the bright young people who show up to dance into action through our rites of passage programs.
Sponsored by Golden Bridge and All Season’s Chalice.
Sunday, June 23 at 6pm at
Summer Solstice and Full Moon
Celebrate Sacred Union, through Devotion to the Feminine -
Sliding scale admission: $15-25 for adults, $5 for youth, $30 for Solstice family pass
The StarHouse is dedicated to Sacred Union, and Summer Solstice is the time that honors the brightest and longest day in the northern hemisphere. Join us for an honoring and dedication to the Sacred Feminine, with a blessing from the Sacred Masculine…as the Sun honors the Earth with life-giving power. The Earth uses that power of light/Shakti to generate Life in all of its diversity. In the spirit of Ceremonial Play, through meditation, movement and chant, we will work with the elements, the directions and the Four Faces of the Goddess to co-create a ritual of Devotion to our beloved Mother Earth.
Tuesday, June 25 at 7-9:30pm at
Trance Plant Tuesdays
Trance Dance + Herbal Infusion every 4th Tuesday. Will you join me on a journey into the unknown, opening your body to spirit through deep self-exploration. Unearth your courage and self-love, as this evocative journey will shine light on your shadow, calling forth the mulitple bright facets of your essence, all in a supportive community.
An Herbal Concoction with Flower Essense and Gem Elixir will be taken ceremonially as your guide for a deep Tranceformational Journey. Pre-Registration: $20; At the Door $25
Please visit www.exoendoevolution.com for more details about the evening including Specials, Pre-Registration, Evening Intentions, Directions and Weather Cancellations.
Friday AND Saturday, June 28th & 29th, 7:30pm at
StarHouse Kirtan 11th Anniversary
Join us for our big double-header two night run of ecstatic chant to celebrate our 11th Anniversary of StarHouse Kirtans! Led by Scott Medina, with the StarHouse Kirtan band of Shanti Medina, Gayan Gregory Long, Eyal Rivlin and Steve Bross with special guests, these are truly uplifting evenings of meditation, chanting and dance. Come bask with us in the beauty of this sacred time together. The summer kirtans are particularly expressive and jubilant, we hope you will join us! Tickets are available in advance or at the door: $15 per night or only $22 for a 2-night pass! We’ll be doing different chants each night. Friday and Saturday, June 28th & 29th, both starting at 7:30pm. To order in advance, please send a check payable to “Scott Medina” at 765 Gilpin Drive, Boulder, CO 80303. For more information, go to www.ScottandShanti.com or e-mail ColoradoKirtan@aol.com.
Friday- Sunday, July 5th – 7th at
Ripples A Dance Extravaganza for Every Body
Led by Melissa Michaels and three guest 5Rhythms® Teachers: Amara Pagano, Hannah Loewenthal, and Eliezer Sobel
This is a big, summer, community Dance! Open to Everyone who has ever wanted to
This 3 day adult workshop will be a synergistic blend of teachings by Melissa,
Monday, July 8 at 6:30-9:30pm
StarHouse New Moon Ceremony for Women
The Women’s Tent is creating a sustainable hub here in Boulder Co. at the beautiful StarHouse temple, that reaches and supports global networking with other Women’s Circles round the globe, contact Ixeeya.com to link up. We support women of all ages in their lives by creating rhythmic self care rituals with the seasons and moon cycles. We offer education and healing opportunities to inspire the gifts of the feminine and sisterhood to unfold within each woman. Ixeeya specializes in unifying women through ritual, movement, sound and earth centered practices, prepare to come home to your body and the earth!
Ixeeya is the founder and facilitator of Women’s Tent. Honored to be continuing the long standing New Mooning tradition at StarHouse. A Shamanic Practitioner, Sacred Dancer, Ceremonialist and Leader in Women’s Culture, a graduate of the Starhouse Ceremonial Arts Program. Ixeeya gathers and works with a new team of incredible women each month to hold the space for you. This way we introduce you to the abundance of love and support available to you in our community and set in motion the growing new paradigm: women can thrive while working together and supporting each others gifts in the world!
We are committed to offering ways to integrate these practices into daily life, creating relevance for this modern moment.
Sign up for the Bi-Monthly newsletters for this next layer of support in your life: Ixeeya.com
These gatherings are open to all women. Young Women are welcome once they have begun their Moon Cycle. Men on special occasions.
Sliding scale $20-30 StarHouse Members Free. Ixeeya’s Punch cards are welcome here.
New to town ? New Moons Connect women to each other for support and sharing of resources…Inspiring connections that grow community beyond our monthly gatherings. Women’s Tent is a great way to start your adventure here in Boulder!
This month’s theme: Celebrating our Maiden Selves.
The tradition of the new moon calls us back to circle, for self care, play and nourishment. Will you be joining the circle ? Visit the Wild Child within…Journey to the spirit of your maiden…
SUMMER SISTER SPECIAL! Bring your “sister” 2 for 1!
Don’t miss this nourishing play date! A retreat from all your roles and responsibilities …enter a night of freedom and honoring of the wild child within.
Dear woman …
-Is life feeling a bit too serious these days ?
-Has your smile disappeared?
-Are you too tired to play and do the things that bring you joy ?
-Are you forgetting to delight in beauty and attraction, pleasure and passion?
-Did you stop singing in the shower ? Dancing in your yard?
-Or maybe your bubbling over with summers full delight and have no place to let go and dance around with other sisters.
You may just need a date with your maiden self and the women’s tent !
Our inner maiden gets pissed off when we are not having fun or cant find spaces to express our joy.
She has been known to go on strike and start pouting, fueling our disconnect from joy and spontaneity or our frustration with the fruitless search!
Take time out to meet and dance your maiden, discover her wisdom and the unique gems she has for nourishing your life. Trust me she is in there, no matter how many years pass by.
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 at
Field to Pharmacy
Field to Pharmacy
with Erin Smith and guests. Learn how to grow and make your own medicine!
This five-day hands on course will take place on a beautiful 200-acre organic herb farm in the foothills above Boulder, Colorado. We will focus on how to grow and harvest your own medicinal plants, while assisting on a working farm. Participants will learn how to grow organic medicinal plants in Earthstar’s garden and assist with wild harvesting local medicinals, including St. John’s Wort, Monarda and Yarrow. Medicine making sessions will cover tinctures, syrups, oils, salves, and more. Learn about the native medicinal plants of Colorado. For those wishing to camp, we will spend the evenings enjoying the stars and sharing food. This is open to beginners or anyone wanting more experience with growing and harvesting herbs. Come and immerse yourself in the plants!
This is a very hands-on course and participants should be prepared to spend most of the time outdoors. Days will start early, with wild harvesting, to avoid the heat. Afternoons will focus on medicine making and plant walks. Participants choosing the camping option are responsible for their own camping gear and food provisions. Restroom facilities are available. Days will start early so participants choosing not to camp need to prepared to arrive early.
This program starts on Monday morning through Friday afternoon.
Space is extremely limited for this intensive and will fill fast. We recommend you register early to guarantee a space.
Early Bird Discount EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 30th!
Rates after May 30th:
Non-Members with Camping $650
Members with Camping $590
Non-Members without Camping $570
Members without Camping $520
Registration closes July 1st.
We also offer the option to pay for this course in three installments – click here to sign up for recurring payments.
Saturday, July 13 at 7:15pm at
Dances of Universal Peace
This offering in its twenty-second year provides those dancing for peace a chance to deepen into a sacred movement practice. Attended by dancers throughout the Colorado Front range and beyond, it holds an intention for deep body prayer, wonderment in this beautiful natural setting and a confluence for the greater dance community. Selections for the evening are mantric in nature (Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Sanskrit, etc.) and a “Kindling Ceremony” invokes the blessings of the myriad wisdom traditions contributing to the spiritual abundance we share in these amazing times. Timothy Dobson (minister at The StarHouse and SpiritKeepers Interfaith Fellowship) serves as facilitator and master of ceremony (303) 440-5714. Cost for the Deeper Dance is $12.
July 17-21, 2013 overnight camping at
DEEP IMAGERY INTENSIVE
Guides: Mary Marsden and Sheila Belanger
As human beings, we have four distinct ways of knowing — four ways we’re able to receive information about our world and ourselves. We have the capacity to learn through thinking, feeling, sensing, and imagining. These four functions, however, are rarely developed in a balanced way. Western culture promotes thinking and sensing almost exclusively. But if we are to uncover the mysteries of our souls, we must strengthen and deepen our imagination (as well as our capacity for feeling). Depth psychologists say that the substance of the soul is image, and that deep imagery (imagery that comes to us unbidden from the unconscious, from our core human nature) is one of the most direct and potent means for accessing soul.
Through our deep imagery experiences, we can discover soul powers, resources concealed in the Shadow, sacred wounds, and archetypal potentials, and thereby cultivate our psychological wholeness. On imagery journeys, we meet inner guides who possess the wisdom and capacities to assist us on the descent to soul.
There are many methods for cultivating deep imagery, but among the most effective are those that involve power animals — inner guides to healing, individuation, and soul work. We will explore our relationships with power animals through deep imagery journeys assisted by rhythmic drumming and spoken word.
We’ll deepen what we discover in the imaginal world by grounding it in the body through somatic exercises and movement and expressing it creatively through various art forms in order to fully take in and honor the gifts we receive. We’ll also use nature-based practices and self-designed ceremony to further integrate our deep imagery experiences.
July 17-21, 2013
Cost: $990 (includes meals)
To register, go to animas.org or call (800) 451-6327
Monday, July 22 at 7:30pm-9pm at
StarHouse Full Moon Meditation
Full Moons at The StarHouse provide quiet time to listen and feel the energies of Sun, Moon and Earth in their full moon alignment. We take this quiet time to open, receive, reflect and explore this conversation and its meaning for us personally and as a community globally. We begin each time with an acknowledgment of the “voices” of the sun, moon and earth. Each individual in their own way(walking, sitting or laying) has quiet time to “be” present in the energy of the full moon and held by our beautiful temple StarHouse. You are invited to come and be present in this sacred space. Minister, Candice Knight
Cost: $10 or Free to StarHouse members
July 26th – August 7th at
SomaSource® Life Cycle Leadership Training
Dance Based Rites of Passage and Educational Processes
Each day will invite a moving journey into our own personal biographies