GATHERINGS

“We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night.”

Thomas Berry
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A SUMMER SOLSTICE GATHERING

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a day of Nia, meditative movement, and solo time in Nature on the peaceful grounds of Timberlake Earth Sanctuary. Just a few days before the summer Solstice, this retreat will be “solar powered”: focusing on the spiral of our life force energy, the solar plexus and heart chakras, reconnecting us to our own center and the interconnection of all life.

This will be an indoor/outdoor event. Please dress for the weather. We will play with Nature-whatever she brings!

Led by Cynthia Wolfe, Licensed Black Belt Nia teacher, artist, and Earthian.

Plan to bring a simple snack to share. 

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$25 Early bird registration, received through June 9th
$35 registration received June 10th through day of retreat

For more information contact Cyndy at DanceMoveBreathe@gmail.com

SUNDAY JUNE 16th  |  1:45-5:15pm

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JOIN OUR NEXT SUNRISE MOVEMENT MEETUP

Sunrise is a movement led by young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We are building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people. 

We are ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places we love. We are gathering in classrooms, living rooms, and worship halls across the country. Everyone has a role to play. Public opinion is already with us – if we unite by the millions we can turn this into political power and reclaim our democracy.

We are not looking to the right or left. We look forward. Together, we will change this country and this world, sure as the sun rises each morning.

MEET & GREET: JUNE 25TH, 2019  |  7 – 9:30PM

Visit the Sunrise Movement national website to learn more.

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“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” —Anne Lamott

It’s rare to spend a day without our phones anymore. We rely so heavily on our devices for just about everything. It is true that technology has improved our lives on so many levels by allowing us to communicate instantly, engage globally and access so much information from anywhere. But it has also been a source of disconnection and distraction. We use our devices to avoid what’s uncomfortable, vulnerable and deeply human by staying entertained and disengaged from the intimate world around us, especially from the natural world.

Do you constantly check your phone, email or social media even if there’s no need to?

Do you have a panic attack when you can’t find your phone?

Do you find yourself looking at your phone in social situations?

Do you have chargers everywhere you go?

Does technology keep you up at night?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this opportunity is for you! Unplug to Connect is a getaway for anyone ready to detox from their device. In this space we invite you to be fully present, connect consciously, reflect and share in simple moments like having a bonfire, star gazing, trail walking, swimming and getting back to the basics. For one full day, we will shut off our phones, place them in a box and reconnect to the world around us. We will guide you through a process of slowing down by practicing mindfulness; centering our bodies through meditation; connecting with nature by engaging with Earth and nourishing our souls with inner exploration and play.

Join us for an overnight rustic camping experience at Timberlake Earth Sanctuary and unplug to connect. Please bring your own camping gear, snacks and anything else you may need to feel comfortable. Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sat, Aug. 17th at 2pm – Sun, Aug. 18th at 4pm

Only 12 spots available

COST: $175

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 10th

 

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Solidarity Sisters is an 8-week conscious women’s group dedicated to exploring spiritual activism, feminine wisdom and transformational leadership. This is for women-identifying folks to gather in the spirit of sisterhood as we connect deeply to ourselves, to each other and to Earth.

We come together as we are, in a safe space to be held in sisterhood, to be seen, and to navigate our own wounds that are calling to be healed at this time. Within this safe container we’ve co-created, we explore our shadow issues, archetypal work, unravel our relationship patterns and support one another to develop a deeper sense of wholeness, power and integration as conscious women.

Through this weekly emergent group process, we will actively participate in creating the kind of culture we long to see in the world through authentic, intimate, and healing experiences that transform personal and collective consciousness. We will build women’s power by sharing our stories, listening to and supporting one another, discovering our inner fire, speaking truth, and taking action in a way that feels meaningful.

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WHAT WE DO TOGETHER:
Through nature connection, group process, ritual & ceremony, and organic free flow, we explore the following:
– Transpersonal/Shadow Work
– Family systems & the inner child
– Power dynamics in relationships
– Archetypal work
– Women’s wisdom & earth cycles
– Intuitive awareness

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COST & ATTENDANCE:
There is no cost to join this group however we are looking for folks who are committed to the entire 8-week journey.

To honor the depth of connection we’ve created, Solidarity Sisters is not a drop-in group. We ask women to commit to a minimum of 8 weeks in the sisterhood, though most women who join us stay permanently.

Our hope is that from this shared experience, a resilient and dedicated support group will form and expand into new forms of collaboration after the program. We also hope to offer a second iteration of this experience next Fall.

CURRENT SESSION: Wednesdays from May 8 – June 26th  |  7 – 9:30PM

NEXT SESSION: Wednesdays from Aug 7 – Sept 25  |  7 – 9:30PM – REGISTRATION OPEN

ONLY 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE PER SESSION

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“The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak, and sing with us when we are strong.”

Based on the work of Thomas Berry whose inspiration is central at Timberlake, the EP group has been meeting each month for several years now to continue to explore ways in which our personal evolution, or inner spiritual growth, can further develop and impact the collective evolution within the transitional times in which we live. Each month a theme, (Listening, Interiority, Community, Presence, Intuition, for example) is undertaken to which each one in the circle contributes a perspective from her own personal experience or interest, whatever that may be :a  poem, prayer, journal , artwork, music, reading, etc… Each member of the group is encouraged to bring support and extend compassion to the growth of self, one another and to cultivate a deep awareness of the earth and the natural world as primary . Each month’s gathering of the EP group includes solo walks on the trails of Timberlake.

UPCOMING GATHERINGS:

September 15th, 2019: 2 – 5pm

October 27th, 2019: 2 – 5pm

November 17th, 2019: 2 – 5pm

December 15th, 2019: 2 – 5pm

January 12th, 2020: 2 – 5pm

February 16th, 2020: 2 – 5pm

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Bonfire nights bring us together in an intimate and casual setting once a month with the intention to connect in meaningful ways through conversation, laughter and silence. It’s all about getting back to the basics and enjoying the simple things that life has to offer. This is an opportunity to step away from the hustle bustle and step into the sanctuary of the wild. Listen to the cracking fire, the song of crickets, spring peepers, bull frogs, and the sweet sound of silence. Relax deeply into the moment, into your body and allow yourself the pleasure of being here now. We invite you to unplug to connect to yourself and to the healing biorhythms of Earth. You will walk away feeling rejuvenated, uplifted and ready to take on what lies ahead.

UPCOMING:

JUN 27th  |  7 – 9:30PM

AUG 29th  |  7 – 9:30PM

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GROWING CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY ONE MINDFUL DISH AT A TIME.

Calling all veggie lovers, fermentation fans, herb and spice connoisseurs, holistic health enthusiasts and conscious eaters. Nourish your body, mind and soul as we explore how to deepen our relationship to food. Learn and share with others how to create simple dishes using rich and nutritious ingredients. We will share recipes, cook together, listen to music, and feast around a table while sharing stories and enjoying nutritious, balanced, wholesome meals.

We hope to bring to the table a fermented series that includes homemade sourdough bread, kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, and pickling along with a foraging series that brings us into deeper connection with the land. We would also love to make homemade foods like soup broth, hummus, peanut butter, and desserts like banana bread and cookies. Our hope is that each participant will feel inspired to share their own kitchen secrets and to bring their favorite meals to the table.

This is an opportunity to learn about and share in the pleasure of preparing (mostly) plant-based, homemade, & overall healthy meals that nourish our bodies, purify our minds, energize our hearts, and provide healthy bacteria for our guts that keep us balanced and in harmony with the chemistry of our overall well-being.

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YOU CAN EXPECT TO RECEIVE:

– An Intro Guide to Conscious Cooking
– A step-by-step participatory demonstration
– A wholesome, organic, and (mostly) locally sourced meal that incorporates sauerkraut & kimchi perfectly
– Good company, good vibes, good food

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UPCOMING GATHERINGS: TBA

COMING SOON

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Conversation circles bring people together in an intimate and supportive setting to discuss ideas pertaining to the human experience in the realm of relationship. This space is meant to be vulnerable, empowering and illuminating. We will explore new perceptions and possibilities, open our eyes to the bigger picture of which we are a part and map the interconnection between our stories. 

Topics will include:

– Living from conscious choice

– Asserting boundaries

– Transparent communication

– Cultivating a practice of self care

– Balance

– Trust & Intimacy

– Acceptance

– Power & Control

 

Custom Experiences

Eco-Spiritual Programs

Are you a part of a team, group, religious or spiritual community looking to have a guided experience that connects you to the natural world? Timberlake founder Carolyn Toben, spiritual teacher, educator, and cultural innovator, creates programs, re­treats and events for individuals and groups seeking spiritual renewal and reconnection with the natural world. She facilitates deep and intimate discussions on the human-earth relationship, and leads people through eco-spiritual experiences, evoking a sense of the Sacred through communion with Earth.  

Sacred Ceremonies

Sacred Ceremonies are Life Season Ceremonies that mark important transitional periods in a person’s life, such as birth, puberty, marriage, having children, and death. They involve ritual activities and teachings designed to help us transition gracefully into new chapters and seasons of our lives. Is there a moment approaching in your life or the life of a loved one that you would like to honor and recognize? We work with you to carefully craft a deeply personal, meaningful and symbolic experience that acknowledges transformation. 

Example: A Mother Blessing Ceremony

This is an alternative to the traditional baby shower, which prepares a woman for transition into motherhood. It is a time for the mother-to-be to gather with the women closest to her, toward the end of her pregnancy, and cultivate positive energy for her upcoming birth experience.