at the Arts Estuary 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue

Sunday December 4, 2016 11:30am-7pm

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Dreaming into the Mystery

How can we help those at end of life experience the

support and healing found in their dreams and visions?

with Mary Jo Heyen

In this workshop, participants will hear experiences from a hospice volunteer working with the dreams of patients, families and grief groups. Topics include how it is to be with the dreams and visions of the dying and suggestions for how, clergy, family and caregivers can honor the dreams of their dying and help them find comfort and healing at this sacred threshold.

Dream Awakening

Embodied Contemplative Practices from Dreams

With Kathy Samworth and Marian Gay

In this workshop we will explore devotional practices arising from the sacred encounters in dreams. Contemplation of image, feeling, gesture and voice can help our bodies and hearts open to the dream presences who come to heal, teach, and love us. We’ll share experiential practices and have time for reflection.

Finding Stillpoint

A tribute to Marion Woodman w/ Keren Vishny


Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman gifted our generation with a deeper understanding of feminine psychology and the spiritual causes of addictions. She also taught about Stillpoint– the intersection of Time and the Timeless, Spirit and Matter that helps us heal and grow.

Keren will share her experience working with Marion, and teach about Stillpoint through discussion and meditations with sound and movement.

Bringing the Power of Dreams to 12 Step Recovery Work

W/ Laura Smith and Michelle MacNeil

Find out how dreams can support 12 step recovery work in this engaging 1 hour introductory workshop led by Laura Smith and Michelle MacNeil, Dreamwork Practitioners who work with dreams to help individuals find a personal connection to higher power and discover the deeper truths of what life in recovery can be.

Restoring Impaired Imagination

Healing Images in Dreams and Poetry w/ Rodger Kamenetz

In this lecture, Rodger will introduce Natural Dreamwork and the ways that it can be used to identify the most potent healing images in dreams. From there, we’ll discuss how images that can be used, as Wordsworth said, to heal the impaired imagination, in the same ways that poetry can.

Dream Poetry Reading

Dive deep into the link between dreams and poetry at this reading.

Our fourth annual dream poetry reading is a special gathering of poets who in their work address the mysterious relationship between the images and presences in poems and in dreams. Hosted by Rodger Kamenetz, the poets who will read include: Bill Lavender, Elizabeth Gross, Rodrigo Toscano, Brit Estep, and Niyi Osundare.

Journey Into the Dream Realm

An exploration in bringing lucidity to your dream state

with Kezia Vida

How can becoming more conscious in and of our dream selves help us achieve a greater state of awareness in our waking state? In this experiential workshop, dreamers will take a journey into their dreamworlds with the aid of shamanic drumming and dream inducing teas, and come away with tangible tools of how to bring their dreamworld into waking life.

Fever Dreams

We’ll finish the dreamy day with the amazing NOLA-based band Fever Dreams

Fever Dreams is a visceral landscape of sound that touches on expressions of Folk, Soul, Pop and Middle Eastern melodies. Based out of New Orleans, The nine piece band is a diverse artistic collaboration of feminine expression and has been described as sex positive, body positive, divine feminist, queered up priestess pop.