Crafting Ritual for Life Transitions
With Day Schildkret
July 5 - 9, 2023
Life has many transitions: From the birth of a child, to the loss of a parent, from getting a new job to grieving a pet. We all experience these “hello or goodbye” moments of change but what do we do to mark them meaningfully? Could our lives be better, richer, and more resilient if we had real ways to honour, sanctify, and make sense of these important thresholds?
What we need is ritual.
Rituals are our most trusted guide during times of change. They give us a sense of stability in the face of uncertainty and offer us a tangible and time tested way to acknowledge that as life changes, we too must change.
Join internationally renowned author, artist, and ritual teacher Day Schildkret, the visionary behind the Morning Altars nature/art/ritual movement, to understand ritual crafting.
Based on Day’s newest book, Hello, Goodbye: 75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration and Change, (Simon Element) this transformative workshop will give you a basic foundation of what ritual is and isn’t. Together, we will explore the historical, sociological, and ancestral understandings of ritual, its functional relationship to thresholds, and how ritual provides stabilizing and integrating benefits such as understanding, meaning, reflection and transformation.
This workshop will not only teach you the concepts and theories of ritual itself, but also the components of ritual design. You will cultivate a ritual toolkit in order to experiment and craft your own rituals that bring wholeness and resilience.
During the day we will focus on the importance of preparing ritual time and space, practice the art of bearing and being witness, as well as story-sharing and story-listening in pairs and triads. At night we will craft a collective creative ritual, offering the group an opportunity to practice and experience ritual crafting in action that allows for greater awareness, empathy, and deepening relationships.
“It’s been a gentle yet powerfully transformative experience to slow down and mark the changes in my life.” – Ling, San Diego
A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
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Day Schildkret is an award-winning queer author, artist, ritualist, teacher and is internationally known for Morning Altars, which BuzzFeed calls, “a celebration of nature and life.” With nearly 100k followers on social media, Day has worked for close to two decades with thousands of individuals, communities and organizations to help…
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