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Special Events & Activities

From dawn to dusk and beyond into the night, participants enjoy many opportunities to learn, celebrate, and connect. 

act 2017 JK clapping crowd lo resOutside of the class schedule..

  • Savor live music & drumming 
  • Be inspired by powerful speakers
  • Raise your voice at a song circle
  • Get your body moving and dancing
  • Stretch yourself and relax into one of our sunrise yoga classes

Don't miss...

  • The Unity Fire, tended throughout the weekend, symbolic of our unity and warmth
  • Swimming in the beautiful lake on Saturday afternoon
  • Red Tent for women of all ages and stages
  • Sister Love, for women of color
  • Opening Ceremony and Farewell Jam bookending the weekend
  • Shopping in our lively Marketplaces

Activities Schedule:

  • Friday Afternoon Opening Ceremony

    Opening Ceremony   As we begin this magical weekend, we open the conference together on Friday afternoon. Follow the beat of the drums to Wise Woman Hall where Jacquelyn Hallum, Corinna Wood, and special guests guide us and ground us, as we engage our collective intentions. Enjoy song, story, and connections, honoring the plants and our diversity as wise women. Friday 3:30 - 4:30 pm (doors 3:00pm) ~ Wise Woman Hall

  • Friday Early Evening

    Plant Allies and Backyard Friends that Touch the Soul with Rosemary Gladstar Join Rosemary Gladstar for an evening of story telling, poetry, and song as she introduces us to her favorite plant allies and backyard weeds. Be prepared to join in and 'witness' for the plants. Friday 8:00 - 9:00 pm (doors 7:30) ~ Wise Woman Hall

    Stone Meditation with Sarah Thomas Join us for a large group meditation enhanced by cleansed and charged crystals. We will each be given a crystal to hold as we use sound to focus our hearts and minds. You will experience our growing energy while we encode our crystals with our powerful collective focus. Healing, purifying and awakening processes take place for each individual in a matter of minutes because of the potent field that emerges as our hearts come together. Go home with your new charged crystal. Friday 8:00 - 9:00 pm ~ Lake Pavilion

    Trance Dance: Moving into the Deep with Kim Duckett  Just as the plants send their energy deep into their roots for winter, we too are invited to prepare our roots for the deep, inward time of the coming season. Join us for a simple yet transformative opportunity to dance and move to music in a sacred and safe environment. To support the container, we encourage participants to arrive on time and stay through the end. Friday 8:00 – 10:30 pm ~ Pines Hall

  • Friday Late Evening

    Drum Circle with Giwayen Mata Grab your djembe and have at it! Or just come and dance...

    Friday 9:30 -10:30 pm ~ Lakeside Fire Circle
  • Saturday Sunrise Activities

    Sunrise Yoga with Shannon Lockhart Bring a mat, all levels welcome. Saturday 7:00 – 8:00 am ~ Pines Hall

    Heart-Centered Guided Visualization Start your morning with a heart-opening journey exploring your inner landscape. Relax and tune into the beauty of nature around you as you listen to a recorded guided imagery journey from Belleruth Naperstek. Bring a blanket if you would like to lie down. Saturday 7:00 – 8:00 am ~ Lake Pavilion

  • Saturday Sisterhood Playtime

    Swimming & Canoes Saturday 12:00pm-3:00pm ~ Lakefront

    Teacher Market Enjoy a moment with a few of our teachers at the Maple Tree Center and browse their offerings. Saturday 1:30 - 2:30 pm (set up at 1:00) ~ Maple Tree Center

    Barter Only Circle If you are interested in participating in the barter only circle, bring your items up to Wise Woman Hall. Please keep in mind that it is barter ONLY, which means no monetary exchange is permitted. Saturday 1:30 - 2:30 pm (set up at 1:15) ~ Wise Woman Hall

  • Saturday Early Evening

    Racial Atonement & Reconciliation with Deena Hayes-Greene and Monica Walker A process to make people whole again, this Racial Atonement and Reconciliation process is a healing journey. Issues and discussions about slavery and racism still often remain taboo in the American psyche--we have so divorced ourselves from the pain of remembering, that selective amnesia became second nature. What is our way out? It is back through. Born out of a dire need to address the residual effects of Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder, this is a story that places the history of this nation in its truest perspective and offers an opportunity for all of us to understand the nature of the oppression inflicted upon generations of Africans in America. Saturday 8:00 – 9:00 pm (doors 7:30) ~ Wise Woman Hall

    Woman Power Dance Hour As we spin the tunes of rockin' women, old and new, feel your woman power rise! Kick off your shoes and dance your heart out. Saturday 8:00 pm ~ Lake Pavilion

    Unity Fire Song Circle with Mother Turtle Come connect with yourself, your sisters, and the Earth as we raise our voices together. Saturday 8:00pm ~ Unity Fire

  • Saturday Late Evening

    The Women United Concert with Ubaka Hill Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 pm ~ Wise Woman Hall

    An evening of music that moves Body and Soul with percussion, poetry and songs that reflect our Divine Feminine nature. Music and words that move us across the lines that divide, to merge, weave and encourage us to re-member our greatness and our essential purpose for these contemporary times. Ubaka's workshop participants are invited to join Ubaka to perform songs learned in her workshop. Ubaka's performance is fun, witty, energizing, inspirational, compassionate, authentic and visionary. Be prepared to be moved. Bring your drums and percussion instruments!
  • Sunday Sunrise Activity

    Sunrise Yoga with Shannon Lockhart Bring a mat, all levels welcome. Sunday 7:00 – 8:00 am ~ Pines Hall   

  • Sunday Afternoon Farewell Jam

    Farewell Jam Let's give thanks for this powerful experience that we have shared! Join together to say our farewells and recognize this incredible web of women that we weave as we go out into the world.

    Sunday 1:00 – 2:00 pm ~ Lake Pavilion

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