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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

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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.

 

Faith.Halverson.RamosFaith Halverson-Ramos, MA, LPC, MT-BC helps people better understand who they are and what they want from life by engaging with them musically from within a therapeutic relationship. Guided by a transpersonal understanding of human development, and grounded in contemplative practices, Faith works with people of all ages.
You can learn more about her music therapy work at: http://www.soundwellmusictherapy.com or check out her blog at: http://www.faithhalversonramos.com

 

 

 

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 Black Dress.resizeSuzanne 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

 

 

 

Cynthia Rose.resizeCynthia Rose is a Multi-Modality Intuitive Healing Practitioner, with training in Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Angelic Karma Clearings, Angelic Communication, and Liift Technique.  She is a Certified Shamanic Practitioner and Master Teacher of The Navajo Featherway. Cynthia specializes in, “Transformational Dialogue”: A journey to loving the perfection that is YOU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mariel 2016.resizeMariel Cheek, has been a special teacher for over 17 years and has also studied in a somatic psychotherapy program, Motivational Interviewing & Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Her current practice includes Wellness & Radical Forgiveness Coaching, Massage, Reiki and more. In her words, “I believe there is an innate wisdom within us all. I’m humbled and privileged when I’m invited to support someone in that place.” Visit: http://www.gaiasdoorstep.com

 

 

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Maria Louize is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Richmond College in London. Her classes are peaceful and gentle with the intention of providing a nurturing space for people to deeply relax, re-balance, and connect with the wisdom, creativity, and healing energy within and flowing through each of us. Maria’s ongoing journey of continuing education includes Music Thanatology, Prenatal Massage, Doula training, Chi Kung Healing Touch, Lomi Lomi, Craniosacral Therapy, and she is also a Reiki master.

 

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Playing Back Your Dream Group

 

 

 

 

(from left to right)

Nancy English,  Ph.D., has extensive experience in end of life care as clinician and teacher.  Her long-standing interest in dreams  intensified after meeting Jeremy Taylor and participating in a Dream Group for the past three plus years.

Rosemary Czubaj, MA., LPC, LAC.  Rosemary’s experience in trauma and addiction counseling offered her the awareness of the value of dreams in clinical practice. She facilitates the Dream Group at the Caritas Center in Boulder and is an active member in several other ongoing dream groups.

Patti Gassaway,  BA., is a writer, performance artist, and a past player in Boulder Playback Theater. She is also an active participant in the Dream Group at Boulder Caritas Center.

Christopher Macor, BA. has extensive experience in Improvisation Theater and has been involved in Dream Groups for the past 20 years using projective dream work.


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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

 

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Friday, October 6th

5:30pm – 6:30pm –

Opening Ceremony/Open Mic Poetry

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Storytelling Performance

Saturday, October 7th

8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am – Early Morning Sessions

11:00am – 12:30pm – Late Morning Sessions

12:30pm – 2:00pm – Lunch & Free time

2:00pm – 3:30pm – Early Afternoon Sessions

4:00pm – 5:30pm – Late Afternoon Sessions

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Dinner & Free time

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Evening Presentation: TBA

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:

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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