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The Waking the Dreamer Within Festival will return

October 6-8, 2017

at a new venue:

Peaceful Meadow Retreat Center

7075 Valmont Rd
Boulder, CO 80301-4729

303.442.2490/800.974.7428

 

Waking the Dreamer Within Festival

“Dreamer” Someone who envisions happiness and peace for humankind. Someone who believes that someday the world will truly be as one; visionary.

The Waking the Dreamer Within Festival is a celebration of creativity, imagination and the language of metaphor. The weekend nurtures authentic expression through workshops and group events featuring dreamwork, storytelling, poetry, music, art and the written word.

The festival offers workshops, presentations and group activities all designed to enhance your connection with Body, Mind and Spirit.

Any questions, please email billiecortiz@gmail.com or call 303-929-6122

“The Waking the Dreamer Within Festival, more than any other event I am aware of, not only opens pathways of experience and recognition of the multiple layers and meanings of our dreams, but also extends our range of exploration into areas of creative expression, shamanic wisdom and psychic awareness. All this happens in the embrace of an intimate temporary community made up of skilled and experienced dream workers, artists and healers, as well as many people new to the adventure of exploring their inner world. Participating in this vital community, will almost certainly stimulate your imagination and feed your creative ideas and impulses. ENJOY, (and find more evidence that you really are not alone – intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually…!)”

-Dr. Jeremy Taylor, author of “The Wisdom of Your Dreams”

 

Featuring interactive workshops focusing on one or more of the following tracks:

Body:  Dance, Yoga, Movement, Sound, Art

Mind:  Written word  & Spoken word

Spirit:  Dreamwork, Fairy Tales, Meditation

Video by Christine Anderson, YourVideoPortrait@gmail.com

 

 


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Presenters

 

Presenter and Festival Organizer

Billie Ortiz

Billie Ortiz, certified dreamworker, has two decades of experience creating and facilitating dream groups, workshops, and retreats. Her unique appreciation of metaphor and symbol expands her work to the realm of myth and fairy tale, which helps guide dreamers to a deeper understanding of the profound messages of their dreams.
www.wakeuptoyourdreams.com

 

 

 

Star EdwardsStar Edwards: At age four, a near death experience set Star’s life on a course of discovery about death and its process. She has been collecting stories of this most mysterious part of human life ever since. Star is a certified dreamworker through the Marin Institute of Dreamwork and Robert Moss’ School of Active Dreaming. She has been following the guidance of her dreams for more than 25 years and sees Dreamwork as a source of creative inspiration, a path to personal development and a gateway to connecting with transcendent realms. Star is also is an accomplished artist, jewelry designer, gemologist and Celtic harpist. www.starharp.com

 

Cynthia Rose.resizeCynthia Rose is an Intuitive Multi-Modality Healing Practitioner, with training in a variety of modalities. She is Certified as a Shamanic Practitioner, and Master Teacher of the Navajo Featherway. She is in the process of developing a Mentorship program, for those guided to step into to their own Healing Practice. In healing sessions, Cynthia Rose allows herself to be intuitively guided by source consciousness, using her understanding of modalities as tools, to access different possibility states, in the field of infinite potential. Her work is powerful, dynamic, insightful, playful, and interactive. She works with clients, in free-flowing Transformational Dialogue with Body, Mind, and Spirit, to support optimal health, on all levels of being.

 

 

Johanne LaRocque.resize.2Johanne LaRocque, is a dream worker and writer who lives on the southeastern side of the furthest western point of the United States.  Her journey has taken her from Vermont (where she graduated from the University of Vermont) to Monterey California, with stops in Davis/Sacramento area (CSUS), Berkeley (GTU) where she led dream groups and participated in organizing and leading spiritual retreats.  Johanne has also been a story keeper and dream worker in hospice chaplaincy.

 

 

Lee Voll is a teacher and mentor in Jungian Studies and spiritual practice. After receiving her M.A. in literature from the University of Washington, she completed a M.Div. at the University of Chicago’s Seminary Cluster. At Chicago, Mircea Eliade introduced her to mythology as the ancient ground on which literature and the sacred meet for the nurturing of human maturity. After working as a Campus Minister for three years, Academia called Lee to a variety of teaching posts in Humanities, Literature, and Religion. She was recruited for the leadership team of Grace Cathedral’s “Women’s Dream Quest” and went on to train in the Veriditas Labyrinth project. While serving on the Religious Studies Faculty at Marylhurst University, Lee was also certified by the Benedictines as a Spiritual Director. Whether participants in Voll’s workshops are walking the Celtic Labyrinth, exploring the wisdom in Quest Myths, or discovering Celtic approaches to Dreamwork, Voll facilitates supportive practices for the Soul’s Journey.

 

Suzanne Rougé, is an educator and spiritual mentor, having studied with a variety of indigenous medicine people in the U.S. and abroad. Suzanne facilitates opportunities for transpersonal growth through Moon Circle events, ceremony, presence practice, aromatherapy, reflexology, Ilahinoor energy work, medicine wheel readings, breath work and art. Visit http://www.hummingbirdhorizons.com

 

 

 

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Karen Schultz, has been a prolific dreamer all her life. She has practiced dreamwork since 2007 with Billie Ortiz, Jeremy Taylor, Irene Clurman, Mike Tappan and many others. Her first experience with actively working a dream was quite profound and inspired her to pursue dreamwork further. As she says, “Basically, I fell in love with dreams all over again.” Karen is an artist and often paints images that arise from her dreams and guided journeys. She is also a mother, grandmother and a lover of Mother Earth.

 

 

Jessica Auman: Jessica walked into her first yoga class in 2000 and has been a student ever since. Knowing how her own daily practice has been a catalyst and support for positive growth and change in her life, she enjoys sharing her experience with others drawn to the yoga path. Her hatha yoga classes emphasize alignment and focus on uniting breath to movement in a slow, meditative dance that students are encouraged to carry with them off of the mat. She offers private sessions, weekly classes, and seasonal workshops in the Front Range area. For more info, visit http://healthfromwithin.homestead.com

 

 

 

 


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Schedule

Waking the Dreamer Within Festival

“Dreamer” Someone who envisions happiness and peace for humankind. Someone who believes that someday the world will truly be as one; visionary.

The Waking the Dreamer Within Festival is a celebration of creativity, imagination and the language of metaphor. The weekend nurtures authentic expression through workshops and group events featuring dreamwork, storytelling, poetry, music, art and the written word.

 

The festival offers workshops, presentations and group activities all designed to enhance your connection with Body, Mind and Spirit.

Any questions, please email billiecortiz@gmail.com or call 303-929-6122

 

Friday, October 6th

5:30pm – 6:30pm –

Opening Ceremony

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Open Mic Poetry

 

Saturday, October 7th

8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am –
Exploring the Metaphors of Your Favorite Movies as Waking Dreams –  Star Edwards (Orchard Room)

 

11:00am – 12:30pm –
Navajo Featherway and Intuitive Healing Playshop – Cindy Rose (Ochard Room)

 

 

12:30pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch & Free time

2:00pm – 3:30pm – –Incubating Picture Images as Waking Dreams – Jo LaRocque (Orchard Room)

4:00pm – 5:30pm –
It’s Elemental, dear dream worker; How Jung’s 4 Functions Appear as Earth, Water, Air and Fire in Your Dreams – Lee Voll (Orchard Room)

 

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Dinner

6:30pm – 8:00pm – Movie “Appointment with the Wise Old Dog – Dream Images in a Time of Crisis”  followed by Discussion

8:00pm – 11:00pm – Let loose and PARTY!

Costume Party (optional): Dress up as your favorite character from your dreams or your favorite story!
Snacks & Cash bar (wine/beer)

Live Music with Star Edwards and Kingbeat:

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Sunday October 8th:

8:30am – 9:15am – Breakfast

9:30am -12:30pm – Morning Dreamwork Session

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – 4:30pm – Afternoon Dreamwork Session/Closing Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 


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