Spirit Weavers: Kava Council - All My Relations
May
31
to Jun 11

Spirit Weavers: Kava Council - All My Relations

Sun Session: May 31 - June 4
Moon Session: June 7 - June 11

A Sacred Plant Medicine Assisted Communication and Relationship Skill Share Circle

Non Violent Communication or Compassionate Communication is a potent and practical tool for staying at the table of the present moment after we have made up a story about another, long enough to wonder if our story is true or projection, long enough to ask questions, to ask for clarification, to gain true insight into ourselves and another through the inevitable differences and misunderstandings that arise in deeper, more subtle levels of intimate relating like sharing long term collaboration, ceremonial space, partnership, or sex. In this 3 hour circle we will work with Kava as a tool for helping us slow down and practice mindfulness in our communications, while exploring Non Violent Communication ( sometimes called NVC or compassionate communication ) and other effective tools for maintaining healthy relationships and communities.

Psychology warns of co-dependance and how it causes us to make our partner our god. Tantra beckons us to acknowledge and worship the goddess in every woman we meet. Direct communication tells us we are responsible for expressing our boundaries and needs with words, while many cultures have highly developed indirect communication styles that rely on a complex set of code words and gestures to communicate, where anyone raised in a different system is considered rude or disrespectful. We live in times where our daily lives bring us into contact with others from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds and that we are not all always speaking the same language. Often we are completely unaware that we are not communicating with one another. If you have ever felt misunderstood, if you find yourself often feeling angry, irritable, isolated, violated or betrayed, or have grown tired of your own judgements of others when they behave differently than you would have behaved, if you have a hard time saying no, a hard time negotiating boundaries and advocating for your own needs at work, in partnership, in collaboration or in the bedroom, join us for All My Relations, a sacred council space where Tantric Wisdom Goddesses and Sacred Plant Medicines intersect to inspire new ways of relating that foster health and longevity in all our relationships.

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Spirit Weavers: Kava Temple Sacred Sexuality
May
31
to Jun 11

Spirit Weavers: Kava Temple Sacred Sexuality

Sun Session: May 31 - June 4
Moon Session: June 7 - June 11

Kava Temple is a place where we experientially explore Kava and its ability to facilitate healthy communities by gently guiding us into healing conversations. This ceremonial conversation will center around the important role that our sexual energy plays in our spiritual awakening process. In our time together, Erin Rivera Merriman will share the magic of Kava and it’s ability to help us navigate more easily towards personal truth while holding sacred space where all parts of you are welcome. Together we will explore ideas of: how Kundalini energy functions in women versus men, the true meaning of Shakti and how to recognize her in your body and life, your hormones as accelerants for personal evolution, Tantra, vulnerability, new relationship paradigms, authenticity, boundaries, and our sexual identity. Our journey will conclude with guided meditation and group energy alignment with sacred sound.

*Registration for this class constitutes agreement that you are not currently pregnant, nursing, drinking alcohol, or taking any anti-depressant/ anti-convulsant medications. Pregnant women wishing to sit in ceremony but not ingest the Kava are of course welcomed. Kava will be served via vapor inhalation.

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New Year’s Broom Making Workshop and Blessing Ritual
Dec
31
12:30 PM12:30

New Year’s Broom Making Workshop and Blessing Ritual

New Year’s Broom Making Workshop and Blessing Ritual

Brooms are used around the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. A broom is an important part of making a safe and sacred space. In this industrial modern world handcrafts of all kinds are being replaced by machine made goods. The broom is no exception. Handcrafted brooms are on the brink of extinction. 

On this New Years Day, we will gather together with Erin Rivera Merriman and special guest instructor Bethany Ridenour at Bridge Temple (Newly relocated to Elder Farm in Descanso, CA) for a day of slowing down, celebration, and study of the time honored craft of broom making. 

Each attendee will make and take home their own turkey wing style whisk broom (shown in center photo above) and participate in a sweeping ritual that will assist us in clearing and resetting ourselves to greet the new calendar year with fresh eyes and open arms. 

*** Please dress in warm layers, bring water, and a healthy snack to share with your sisters during our break. Cost includes all materials used to make your broom, covers Bethany's cost for travell and help offset the cost of the specialized tools she has created that enable us to create beautiful, long lasting, functional art/ritual objects with ease. 

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Boundaries in a Bottle: Multidimensional Support for the Holiday Season
Nov
25
12:30 PM12:30

Boundaries in a Bottle: Multidimensional Support for the Holiday Season

Join us at Elder Farm on Saturday November 25th for a day of winter medicine making where Vicky of Grandmother’s Medicinewill introduce us to herbal allies for the winter season and guide us in an afternoon of hands-on medicine making. In addition to expanding your natural medicine cabinet, you will also gain the skills to create these remedies yourself, so you can share them with your community and give them as holiday gifts.

Once our medicine making is complete, Erin of Active Culture Family will lead us in a short plant spirit meditation and discussion of what our winter plant allys have to teach us about boundaries, the best medicine we have yet to discover for experiencing multidimensional well-being in the holiday season.

Bring warm layers, a notebook, pen, waterbottle and snack.

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Bridge Temple Grand Re-Openning
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Bridge Temple Grand Re-Openning

We began growing our practice community in our home in Ocean Beach, and have spent the past year focused on building an off the grid dedicated temple space in Descanso, CA, because we feel strongly that this work belongs in nature and that the immersion in nature is the real medicine.

We hope you will join us for an intimate, less formal gathering in celebration of a dream made manifest as reality. We will share Kava*, and ancient guide to establishing and maintaining healthy communities, and a council on the topic of community- what it is, what its not, our hopes and fears, our needs and prayers for this emerging sacred space. All genders welcome. We look forward to connecting with the partners, allies, and friends of our sisterhood.**

Please feel free to bring a drum, flute, maraka or other sacred instrument, warm layers, and a healthy dish to share afterwards.

( * Pregnant and nursing women, and those taking prescription anti-depressant/ anti- convulsant and related prescription medications are advised to refrain from injesting Kava, and are welcomed instead to come and connect with the medicine in spirit. **Yes, we will continue to hold women’s only spaces in the future because there is a lot of really detailed knowledge of how energy moves in the feminine vessel that is evident when we can be together around the explicit intention of experiencing what we share in common as women, but for our first public circle, we would like to seed a future in which men and women have places where they can go to learn together. )

All ticket sales and donations collected in exchange for tea, snacks, and other offerings will be donated to rebuilding communities in Puerto Rico, where much of my extended blood family resides and faces daily hardship in the aftermath of hurricane Maria.

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Kava Temple: Sacred Sexuality at The Gaia School
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Kava Temple: Sacred Sexuality at The Gaia School

A private group ceremony for students of The Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education.

Every religion, every tradition, every lineage on the planet is but a portal, a temple, a gateway or access point into the mysterious. loving, magical depths of the universe- into connection with God/Goddess/Creator/ Self/ All That Is. Your body is also a portal. If we can move beyond the goal of pleasure and release, intimate relating has the capacity to open us to direct communication and communion with the divine.

Kava Temple is s a place where we experientially explore Kava and its ability to facilitate healthy communities by gently guiding us into healing conversations. This ceremonial conversation will center around the important role that our sexual energy can play in our spiritual awakening process if we allow it. 

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Women’s New Moon Kava Kirtan
Mar
26
4:30 PM16:30

Women’s New Moon Kava Kirtan

Join Me and Adrianna Rizzolo (www.adrianarizzolo.com, @artofloving ) at The BE Hive in Los Angeles, CA for a special New Moon Kava ceremony, where we will be working/playing with the power of sacred plant medicine ( in this case Kava) and sacred sound together as sentient energies capable of recalibrating us energetically and guiding us into deeper levels of awareness, receptivity, alignment, and purpose. The evening’s ritual represents an alchemical blend of teachings on Kava, an astrological weather report, sister sharing, and traditional Hindu devotional singing all offered with intentions for your journey to total spiritual liberation in this lifetime.  Space is limited, click here to register.

 

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Women's New Moon Kava Ceremony (LA)
Feb
26
4:30 PM16:30

Women's New Moon Kava Ceremony (LA)

Looking to deepen your commitment to aligning your life with the rhythms of the natural world? The support and accountability of regularly sharing earth based ritual with likeminded community is a beautiful way of symbolically communicating your intention to the helper spirits that surround us so that your reality can become an experience that is co-created with the entirety of the natural world and you may feel yourself to be held and supported in the web of life.

Join ceremonialist Erin Rivera Merriman as she brings a series of monthly new moon gatherings to The BE Hive to share kava as a 3000 year old tool for creating and sustaining healthy, diverse communities bonded together in a sense of shared values and deep spiritual purpose.

Open to all who identify as women. Kava will be served via vapor inhalation. Registration for this offering constitutes a legally binding agreement that you are not currently pregnant, nursing, drinking alcohol or taking prescription anti-depressant or anti-convulsant medications. Pregnant or nursing women who wish to sit and participate in the vibration of ceremony without ingesting the kava are of course welcomed.

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Full Moon Circle: Redefining Sexuality with Jennifer Laurin
Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

Full Moon Circle: Redefining Sexuality with Jennifer Laurin

Join us for a night of redefining sexuality, where guest facilitator Jennifer Laurin will guide us through a series of breath, sound and movement exercises designed to awaken the flow of sexual energy within your own body. This self-awakening of your own energies allows you to create a deeper living relationship with the great mystery of your sexual sensual self.  You will emerge from the evening with new tools to connect, nourish and energize yourself and a deeper understanding of the relationship between your feminine heart and your sexual energy.

* Just a note that there will be no nudity at this event. Dress in a way that makes you feel both beautiful and comfortable and bring a cup, plate, utensils, and a small dish or beverage to share afterwards.

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Women's New Moon Kava Ceremony at The BE Hive in Los Angeles, CA
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Women's New Moon Kava Ceremony at The BE Hive in Los Angeles, CA

Looking to deepen your commitment to aligning your life with the rhythms of the natural world? The support and accountability of regularly sharing earth based ritual with likeminded community is a beautiful way of symbolically communicating your intention to the helper spirits that surround us so that your reality can become an experience that is co-created with the entirety of the natural world and you may feel yourself to be held and supported in the web of life.

Join ceremonialist Erin Rivera Merriman as she brings a series of monthly new moon gatherings to The BE Hive to share kava as a 3000 year old tool for creating and sustaining healthy, diverse communities bonded together in a sense of shared values and deep spiritual purpose.

Open to all who identify as women. Kava will be served via vapor inhalation. Registration for this offering constitutes a legally binding agreement that you are not currently pregnant, nursing, drinking alcohol or taking prescription anti-depressant or anti-convulsant medications. Pregnant or nursing women who wish to sit and participate in the vibration of ceremony without ingesting the kava are of course welcomed.

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Active Culture Family + Elder Farm All Community Full Moon Lodge at Bridge Temple in Ocean Beach, San Diego
Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

Active Culture Family + Elder Farm All Community Full Moon Lodge at Bridge Temple in Ocean Beach, San Diego

Bridge Temple and Elder Farm invite our extended San Diego sisterhood to come together in Ocean Beach this January to share our fullness by the light of the Full Moon in our cozy cliffside temple space, celebrating with eachother and the elements, ritually acknowledging and honoring the seasons, the turning of the wheel of the year, and each other for the courageous heart centered actions we are taking to propell ourselves forward into the reality of our choosing. Click Here to register!

*The Bridge Temple and Elder Farm Quarterly full moon gathering will be held on the first full moon of each new season either in OB or Descanso, depending on the season, please read above description carefully! Babes in arms and teens genuinely interested in this work welcome. Dress comfortably and bring a beverage, snack, or dish to share afterwards, as well as your own cup, dish, and utensils.

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Women's Full Moon Kava Kirtan w/ Erin Rivera Merriman & Adrianna Rizzolo
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Full Moon Kava Kirtan w/ Erin Rivera Merriman & Adrianna Rizzolo

Join me at AY^AM in Playa Del Rey, CA for a special full moon ceremony, where we will be working/playing with the power of sacred plant medicine ( in this case Kava) and sacred sound together as sentient energies capable of guiding us into deeper levels of awareness, receptivity, alignment, and purpose. We are blessed to be joined by Kirtan leader Adrianna Rizzolo ( www.adrianarizzolo.com , @artofloving ) to assist in bringing sound and vibration to our evening of healing exploration. Click here for full description and registration.

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Tending Space: A Women's Full Moon Ritual for Cultivating Fertile Emptiness
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tending Space: A Women's Full Moon Ritual for Cultivating Fertile Emptiness

 

“Not Every Empty is for Filling” ~Eve Bradford

Join Esoteric Women’s Health Practitioner Erin Rivera Merriman, and Restorative Yoga Instructor Sibyl Buck for a Women’s New Moon Kava Ceremony in Topanga, CA.  Nestled into a beautiful, luminous space lined with fleeces and pillows and surrounded by nature, we will work with breath, relaxation and sacred plant medicine to connect with the peace and beauty within us.  Space is limited. Click here for full description and registration.

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YONI TEMPLE STEWARDSHIP (2 PART LIVE ONLINE COURSE)
Nov
10
to Nov 17

YONI TEMPLE STEWARDSHIP (2 PART LIVE ONLINE COURSE)

This 2 part live interactive online  workshop will meet Thursday November 10th and Thursday November 17th from 6-9pm Pacific Standard Time. Yoni Temple Stewardship is an introduction to philosophies and practices designed to enable you to shed all that is in the way of your  experiencing the honor of being sacred stewardship of your Yoni temple, and to enable you to experience the positive shifts that occur in our world when we are living from womb centered consciousness.
 

We will discuss:

Herbs that nourish and tone the female reproductive system, Jade Egg practice, the practical and esoteric benefits of Yoni Steaming, Shamanic journey to speak directly with the consciousness that dwells in the Yoni, and much more.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION AND REGISTER

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