Free Chronic Illness Management Workshop – Friday 7pm, Oct 12th


Sherry L.M. Merriam, a Pagan and a therapist serving the Twin Cities Pagan Community at Franklin Family Services is offering a FREE workshop:    Take Back Your Health:  Power Tools for People with Chronic Illness, Their Caregivers, and Health Care Providers.

When: Friday, October 12, 2012, 7 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Adler Graduate School – 1550 East 78th Street, Richfield, MN 55423

 People with chronic illness and their care providers frequently feel dis-empowered – even helpless – when facing an ongoing medical condition or pain.  This workshop will provide participants with empowerment through encouragement and practical tools to manage any health condition. Please register for free online .

Sherry Merriam has offered presentations of interest to Pagans at Paganicon, MARScon, CONvergence, and Minicon.

Community Gamelan – Gift from White Deer and Violette Rose

At this years Sacred Harvest Festival, guests White Deer and Violette offered much. Following each day from a series of six workshops for drummers by White Deer, Violette offered workshops in Improvisational Belly dance for bonfires. Members from the drumming class stayed on to provide live drumming for the dance classes.

Violet Dance Workshop

Both men and women participated in Violet's improvisational dance workshps, often 10-15 people

Drawing from their backgrounds in formal music and years of performing at national Pagan Festivals and reinvigorated from a recent trip to Bangalore, India, they masterfully offered this exceedingly ambitious series for drummers and dancers….. but that’s just the start of it. Continue reading