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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.

 

 

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

Location:

Friday, October 6th

5:30pm – 6:30pm –

Opening Ceremony
Together we will build a despatcho mandala that will serve as an altar throughout the weekend.
Bring something from nature to contribute;i.e. a feather, leaf, stone, etc.

 

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Fire Pit Poetry!
Bring your favorite poem or story to share around the fire pit

 

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)
 Have you ever seen the same movie more than three times? More than six times? More than 10 times?  In this workshop we will examine how movies can be explored as though they are repetitive waking dreams. We will discuss viewing movies that we’ve watched many times as symbols of our personal “Hero’s Journey.” The images and symbolism in our favorite movies can guide us to a deeper understanding of our archetypal dramas and help us to discover our Authentic Self. We will view scenes from “Wizard of Oz” as an example and work with the themes symbolically as though they were a dream. If you’re someone who doesn’t remember your nightly dreams, this is the perfect workshop for you!

11:00am – 12:30pm –
Navajo Featherway and Intuitive Healing Playshop – Cynthia Rose (Ochard Room)
Cynthia Rose offers playful, dynamic, powerful, and interactive instruction, on how to use feathers to facilitate energetic clearing and healing. During this Playshop, participants will learn how to use feathers as an extension of their own bodies’ energetic field.  Instruction will include: noticing our innate intuition, clearing energetic blocks, cutting energetic cords, as well as detection and transformation of trauma/dis-ease in the body mind and spirit.  Participants will be selected to volunteer for interactive demonstration of how the process unfolds. The majority of the workshop is ‘hands-on’ interactive play, in the field of infinite potential. The Navajo Featherway Technique, used in intuitive flow, is a powerful transformational healing modality, which is extremely useful when integrated into healing practice, and can be used as a helpful tool, by anyone, in daily life.

  

12:30pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch & Free time

2:00pm – 3:30pm – –Incubating Picture Images as Waking Dreams – Jo LaRocque (Orchard Room) In this interactive workshop, you will first be asked to explore the retreat grounds and photograph (using your smart phone camera) an image that attracts your attention, anything that stirs your emotions, letting your intuition be your guide. Then we will gather back together as a group to review the images and, with the help of the group’s projections and suggestions, you will discover how these vivid “waking dream” images can be viewed just as symbolically as your nighttime dreams. Through this process of opening to a deeper understanding of the archetypal meanings of the symbols and metaphor of everyday images and waking life events, you will begin to realize the infinite transformational possibilities of viewing life as a “waking dream!”

 

4:00pm – 5:30pm –Movie “Appointment with the Wise Old Dog – Dream Images in a Time of Crisis”  followed by Group Discussion, with Star Edwards and Johanne LaRocque

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Dinner

6:30pm – 8:00pm – Optional Healing Sessions (Healing Hut)*
*please make appts for individual sessions directly with healer

“Dancing with the Dream Body:” Dream Incubation Healing Session with Andrew Lipman Envelop in 30 minutes of sacred space and healing to incubate a dream state in real time for the purpose of your health and wholeness. Through active imagination, playful movement and sound, you will discover the unique personal symbols of healing most alive to you right now. Next, deepen in a restorative table session in which Shiatsu, Sacred Sound and energy medicine liberate the vitality of your unique personal metaphors to dance with your dream body–and recreate health and wholeness. $25 for 30-minute session

Restorative Reflexology with Suzanne Rougé

A reflexology session provides deep relaxation, circulation, rejuvenates, restores and balances the mind, body, spirit connection.      $20 for 20-minute session

 

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
On Sunday, we all come together in a large dream circle.  We close each dream with gentle movement/yoga stretches led by Jessica Auman.  We follow the guidelines of “in my imagined version of this dream,”  and, with this practice, “everybody’s dream becomes everybody’s dream.” It’s a truly empowering and compassionate process of opening ourselves to the synchronicity of the collective unconscious!
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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