Ritual surrounds us. Our days are marked by hundreds of small actions that are performed for a certain reason or at specific moments in the day. Even something as small and common as saying “Hello” to a friend is a ritual.
Ritual comes in many shapes and will be created and practiced by humans for all of time – as it helps us find meaning and create rhythm or connection within our lives. Big or small, private or public, religious or secular – ritual spans from the simplest “Hello” to the highest of sacred practice. Ritual is a critical part of our ever-evolving lives.
The symbolic art of big ritual – for example, those rituals that provide a clear transition from adolescence to adulthood or that mark the change of seasons from winter to spring – is seemingly being lost in our conglomerate of worldly traditions. Many of us have not been mentored into the art of creating or leading soulful (big or small) ritual within our communities – this is often something that we leave for gurus, specialist, elders, or just someone other than ourselves.
This weekend introduction workshop, Creating Soulful Rituals, is meant to help you awaken the ritual leader in you; to ignite your playful and authentic inner-ritualist. You will get a taste of just how easy it is to bring big and meaningful rituals into your life as well as smaller every-day practices. We all, as humans, have both the need and capacity for powerful ritual. We invite you to delve into the principles of ritual creation while also, together as a community, play with us in ritual space.
February 29th - March 1st, 2020
10:00am - 5:00pm both days
18+, All genders welcome.
Woodland Meeting Center
22010 Redmond-Fall City Rd, Redmond, WA 98007
$175 - 295 Sliding Scale
Due at Registration
About Stef Frenzl:
Stef Frenzl has been drawn to soulful connection and Earth-based ritual for as long as he can remember. Over the last 20 years, he’s facilitated hundreds of personal and community rituals to support healing and wholing for his community. Stef’s life dream is to create safe and sacred spaces for people to gain insight, healing, wholing and transformation so they can offer their unique gifts and talents to the world. He has apprenticed with ceremonialists, healers and soul-guides from various Earth-based traditions, including a 9-year apprenticeship with Rite Of Passage Journeys’ Dream of the Earth Sweat Lodge group. Stef is also a song weaver, mythic storyteller, amateur herbalist, sound healer, life coach, soul guide and leadership trainer.
About Katy Pavlis:
Katy Pavlis is a ceremonialist, intuitive empath, bodyworker, dream tender, sound healer, song keeper, amateur herbalist and artist. She began her study of healing ceremonies, methods and ritual in 2003. During that time she has had the opportunity to study with many teachers, elders, and healers from different traditions and lineages. In 2016, Katy completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Spiritual Studies and Liberal Arts from Antioch University Seattle. Since 2012 she has had a private practice in Seattle where she facilitates healing ceremonies for individuals, local businesses, and families. She also trains students in the arts of ritual, intuitive development, and dreaming. Katy is passionate about creating healing spaces that are transformative, empowering, safe and inclusive.