Honoring the Feminine Within
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About The Event
Join Native American Music Award winner, Tony Redhouse for a day of drumming, singing, dancing and sharing in sacred Circle. To Native Americans, the Circle represents balance and completeness, where each person has unique and valuable attributes that make the whole a balanced and complete energy for celebration.
Tony has graciously offered to take time during his Northern California tour to treat us to a special gathering in celebration of Mother's Day. If you are a mother, or ever had a mother, or simply want to honor our communal Mother Earth, please join us!
AM - Native American Drumming Circle
We begin our day with a Drumming Circle where we use the Drum to find our true heartbeat. In this inspirational and empowering Drumming circle, we rediscover the ancient use of the drum in Tony's Navajo heritage. This is an opportunity to rejoice with a spontaneous community united through drumming, dancing and singing. You will be deeply nourished by the sweet harmony of our Drums uniting in one pulsing "heart beat." This heartbeat is the gift of the Mother and the beginning of the cycle of life, bowing deeply to the Feminine. Tony then takes it up a notch by bringing in the energy of the Masculine and the Sun, ending in a joyous celebration with singing and movement, exulting in the fullness of Life.
PM - Healthy Talking Circle
After lunch, we enhance our experience of community with a Healthy Talking Circle - a safe and confidential space for each person, as she or he holds the sacred Eagle Feather, to speak their heart without interruption, judgment or advice from others. As we sit in Circle - face-to-face and heart-to-heart - each of us will have the opportunity to share our personal experience, what we desire to change, and our heartfelt prayers and deepest intentions, enabling us to claim a vulnerable, authentic and courageous place of integrity.
In this fractured and polarized world, where "right relations" between the feminine and masculine are struggling to emerge and balance, this powerful daylong gives us the opportunity to be the change-makers and to satisfy our deep yearnings to be heard, held, and in harmony within the heartbeat of a loving community.
11a - Drumming Circle
1pm - Lunch Break. You are welcome to relax and visit with Tony in the Vestibule garden for a leisurely lunch. Please bring your own food and/or something to share. Many other options for take-out or eat-in are within walking distance. A short walk to Canyon Trail Park will take you to a grove of Redwoods trees and one of the oldest Native American petroglyph sites in Northern California.
3pm - Healthy Talking Circle
No previous musical experience required for this event. Drums will be provided.
Tony Redhouse, of the Navajo nation, is a Native American sound healer, spiritual teacher, inspirational speaker, Eagle/Hoop dancer and award-winning recording artist who uses his voice and music to move communities worldwide. He is the founder of Native American Yoga and a certified instructor. Tony has served as a traditional Native American practitioner & consultant to Native American communities and behavioral health organizations teaching seminars in Native American culture, spirituality and arts/crafts to children and adults. Tony has developed a cultural-based curriculum for all ages that incorporates Native spirituality as a solution to drug, alcohol and gang-related issues, through meditation circles, storytelling, music and dance. His services have been requested from the corporate world, entertainment industry, to agencies supporting hospice work, substance abuse recovery and individuals suffering from cancer and emotional trauma.
In addition, Tony is an acclaimed a percussionist, conga drummer and vocalist who has played with a diversity of artists: from Native American, Latin-Jazz, Hip-Hop to Salsa orchestras. In all his endeavors, Tony incorporates Native American art forms to inspire and heal lives, and has successfully bridged the gap between cultures, social groups, races and ages.
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