limina gathering

2018 workshop offerings

accountability processes 101

Accountability Processes 101 This class is for anyone who has had sexual assault come up within community*. There is a large potential to get triggered in this class. We will discuss what sexual assault is, as a group, and what to do when someone has been assaulted, as well as what not to do &…

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blanket exercise

Blanket Exercise Raven & Sabrina will facilitate the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. This experiential story-telling invites participants to witness the history of the land now known as Canada from an Indigenous perspective. The story is followed by a sharing circle, a meeting of hearts and minds to help hold each other in response to the impacts of…

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consent parts 1 & 2

Consent Parts 1 & 2 Part 1: Quin will lead a group discussion & exploration on why consent is needed in our culture, ways to work with it in our daily lives & practice it in all aspects of life. Together we will decide the subject matter for part 2. This class is open to…

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elements and plant allies

Elements and plant allies as guides from the Taíno tradition.This period in which we are living and experiencing has many names and is calling from all of us to dig deep into our own ancestral lineage.  Out of my own ancestral journey has been of the Taino people that claim to have been mostly wiped…

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fuku americanus

fuku americanus: curse of the ‘new world’ Drawing on personal explorations, encounters with elders and teachers, and the fiction of Peter Behrens and Junot Diaz, this talk and discussion will delve into what’s been carried and lost in the migrations to Turtle Island, and the ties that bind us “home.”   Brian Bromley

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healing white supremacy in the soma (body)

Healing white supremacy in the soma (body). When we live in our mind, we see oppression as something outside of ourselves that needs to be fixed. When we start to slow down, we begin to sense that what we need to do is heal the effects of oppression on us. But when we become fully…

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healthy soil

Building Healthy Soil In this workshop we will cover the basics of building healthy soil and discuss soil organic matter (SOM), soil biology and different practices to build SOM and encourage a robust soil ecosystem.   Emma Holmes

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herbal medicine and resilience

herbal medicine and resilience Each of us has the ability to heal through being in the present moment and having access to all of our parts. The states of fight, flight, freeze, and social engagement are allies in this healing, and plant medicine helps us explore these systems with safety and empowerment. In this class,…

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intro to holistic peer counseling for community

Intro to Holistic Peer Counseling for Community A DIY peer-to-peer approach to counseling, this will be an intro to learn both counseling and client skills and we will practice both roles. The basis is that we decide to utilize our triggers as catalysts for healing or not. Holistic Peer Counseling breaks the dynamic of “I…

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landbased skills and disability

Landbased Skills and Disability Join Larkin for an exploration of what it means to practice land-based skills while experiencing chronic pain or disability. Many of us learn these skills because they’re healing & connecting. Grief can arise when we want to access land in changing or disabled bodies. How can we start bridging our way…

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plant walk

Plant Walk Join Larkin for a walk through the late summer landscape focusing on the plants around us. We’ll discuss ways to identify them, how to harvest ethically and sustainably, and some of the ways we can use our plant friends for medicine, food and other amazing things. We’ll focus our hearts on building reciprocal…

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scoutcraft

Scoutcraft Scout-craft refers to means of blending in to your surroundings, going unnoticed, and collecting strategic information about your environment. A diverse set of skills can fall under this umbrella, such as camouflage, concealment, stealth, and evasion. The role of the ‘scout’ is one that has been essential to the resilience and thriving of many…

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traditional indigenous tattooing

traditional indigenous tattooing This workshop is comprised of a presentation outlining histories of traditional tattooing on turtle island and how this resurgence is contributing to the revitalization and wellbeing of Indigenous communities in present day. After the presentation there will be a demonstration on Audie’s process with both hand-poked and skin stitching techniques. At this…

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traps and deadfalls

trapping: snares and deadfalls In this workshop we will explore the basic principles of setting snares and deadfalls for both small and large game. Everyone will have an opportunity to carve the necessary components and set a practice snare and deadfall. We will discuss variations in design and implementation as well as animal patterns of…

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wild healing

Wild Healing Our nervous systems and our endocrine systems evolved in a context rich with the chemical and sensual signals of plants and fungi. We will explore how plants and fungi can help shift our experience of embodiment in subtle and not-so-subtle ways . . .  and how connecting with other-than-human beings can help to…

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wild womb

Wild WombWe will discuss the womb as an energy center and the holistic stages of childbirth. We will explore the history of obstetrics and the wildness and autonomy of our sexy, intuitive power parts and how the medical industrial complex may shape our approach to childbirth, miscarriage and abortion.   Serena Oliveira

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wildlife tracking

Wildlife Tracking Wildlife tracking is an ancient human activity where science meets art—where quantitative analysis and deductive logic meets interpretation, imagination, and story telling. Tracking is about discerning the earthen biographies of our non-human (and human!) neighbors by examining details of the landscape, and beginning to build relationship with those who might often be around…

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without reservation

without reservation: a survivor’s story. On Saturday evening Kat Zucomul’wat Norris of the Lyackson First Nation will tell her story of surviving and thriving in life after residential school.   Kat Norris

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