NEW MOON SISTERHOOD GATHERING & LODGE
Oct
26
to Oct 27

NEW MOON SISTERHOOD GATHERING & LODGE

Dear Sisters

Join a group of women co-empowering each other. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend. The New Moon energy is the perfect time to look inward, clear things out that no longer work, refresh, rejuvenate, and create something new.

Our gatherings will include frank discussions about how to care for ourselves as we care for others, balance of feminine/masculine energies, Sisterhood Mirroring ceremonies, Rites of Passage, and healing techniques. What our future gatherings include is open to discussion before and after the purification lodge.

The different stages of a woman's life hold treasures that can mentor other Sisters in the many phases we each will experience. Aligning with change is the way of the feminine. These gatherings are intended to support natural transitions, cultivate the power we have as women, and to wield that power with grace, strength, and take responsibility for our wounding and heal.

This gathering will include:
Opening calling in the directions
Talking stick about what is needed by women in our community
Purification Lodge
Breakfast & sharing circle

Each Gathering is limited to 20 women sign up early!

First time participants arrive @ 5pm for full orientation of the ceremony

Cost: Suggested donation of 20$ to the Lodge plus gifts for Kelly and the fire crew. Please consider staying over after the lodge for an additional 25$/bed donation. We will put the lodge away Sunday morning and share a breakfast together. Turn your maybees into a YES! Don't wait to decide what you already know you want to do.

 

I look forward to the pleasure of your company!
Kelly Jumping Mouse

Spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com
336-385-6312

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OM MINI WEEKEND RETREAT
Nov
1
to Nov 2

OM MINI WEEKEND RETREAT

It is believed that Om is the first sound that emerged from the vibrations of the cosmic energy that created the universe. Chanting Om helps one to remember enlightenment by realizing delusions of the ego and separate self. When we come together to share voice, our mood goes up, and heartbeats synchronize within the group strengthening our bond. When the Om Mantra is chanted in a group, the effects are amplified and this will produce immense positive vibrations which charge up the participant and the entire vicinity. The vibration and sound created by chanting Om is felt in the entire body strengthening vocal cords and the muscles along the spinal column, as well as decrease in blood pressure leaving the practitioner feeling calm and focused. 

SCHEDULE:  

Friday

7-9pm Gather and eat a light dinner

9-10 Om Circle 

10-10:30 Meditation

Saturday

6-7am Om Circle

7-8:30 Meditation

8:30-10:30 Breakfast and free time

10:30-11:30 Om Circle

11:30-12 Meditation

 REGISTRATION AND FEES:

Energy exchange of $35 includes lodging

Bring food to share

To register email Lauren Rinehardt at rinehardtle@gmail.com

Currency accepted: Venmo @Lauren-Rinehardt, CashApp $lerinehardt, or send check to Lauren Rinehardt PO Box 204 Elk Park, NC 28622


FACILITATOR

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Lauren Rinehardt is a Licensed Massage Therapist and certified yoga instructor for the past 6 years. During a recent trip to Thailand, she discovered that connection through community was necessary to thrive in this journey of life.   Spirit Canoe Lodge has provided many of these connections, and she desires to add her energy to raising the vibration of this mountain location as a way for her to give back to the land and the sacred beings of our community. Lauren shares her vibrant and infectious enthusiasm for life and spirit with all those she comes in contact with.

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WINTER SOLSTICE PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK
Dec
21
12:00 PM12:00

WINTER SOLSTICE PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK

Align with the introspective gift of Winter by looking within at the last year's events and how it impacted you. Plant new seeds of intent for the coming year by making and decorating a prayer bundle to hang outside in nature releasing your attachments to “how” what you desire manifests. The bundles may be as fancy or simple as you like using natural materials like snake skin, fur, feathers, and ribbons. Infuse tobacco with your intent for the coming year. I have the tobacco, cloth, and some feathers to share; you may bring any additional natural items you like. Those of you that have made them before know they work! Bring a potluck dish to share in the feast afterwards.

There is no charge for this ceremony; green energy contributions to the Lodge to cover the $150 in expenses are requested, and gifts for Kelly and the fire crew are to maintain balance for what you receive. Once you RSVP I will send out the directions here and how to prepare and what to bring for this amazing ceremony!

Arrive at Noon to create your tobacco bundles!

IF YOU ARE A NEWCOMER, ARRIVE AN HOUR EARLY FOR ORIENTATION.

You must send me your email so I can send you the directions.

I look forward to the pleasure of your company,
Kelly Jumping Mouse
spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com
336-385-6312

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DRUM WORKSHOP
Jan
9
9:00 AM09:00

DRUM WORKSHOP

It is with great delight that I come to North Carolina to share with Kelly, Spirit Canoe Lodge, and each of you, one of my passions and delights - drumming and singing. From a child, I have been mesmerized by rhythm and have always sung, to the trees and flowers, as well as in choirs and devotionally.

In the Twisted Hairs Lineage, we speak of the drum as holding the heartbeat of the planet and the people. Remember the time in the womb, the song of our mother’s own heartbeat. This soothing rhythm is the gift of the drum that we will come together to share.

In our time together we will explore many things: • Rhythm in our own bodies • How to use a beater and play on a Pow Wow drum with each other • Hand signals for drumming together on a pow wow drum • Singing - how to hear a tune and potentially duplicate it correctly • How to understand your own range and what you can sing. What to do if a song is out of yourrange. • Learning several gathering songs • Learning how to lead songs • Creating practices for yourself at home after the workshop • Creating practices together to create your own drum team

Cost $45 We will share a Potluck lunch together, and dinner in town for those who would like to visit afterwards. To register contact Kelly: Spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com 336-385-6312 Cell: 818-620-3937

Information on the best style of drum beaters will be sent to those that register.


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FACILITATOR

I am Razel Wolf, and my medicine name is Singing Otter Woman; growing into this medicine name has been my heart-opening journey for the last 30 years. I bring to our workshop the training of 22 years as a Sweet Medicine SunDance Drum Chief plus countless experiences as Eagle Dance Drum Chief. Welcome! I look forward to training and opening our hearts together.


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THE MAGIC OF MENOPAUSE: A Mind, Body, Spirit Journey Into Power
Jan
10
to Jan 12

THE MAGIC OF MENOPAUSE: A Mind, Body, Spirit Journey Into Power

All women who are in menopause or peri-menopause are welcome! 

Being Female on this planet is a wonderful blessing and a great mystery. Together we will enter the “womb of winter” and explore wisdom from the Grandmothers of the Twisted Hairs lineage through teachings, interactive experiences, and ceremony. Our intent is to discover our own “womb knowing” using the sage guidance of the Elders.  As we engage with the cycles of peri-menopause and menopause we change. As each of us becomes clear, we impact the rest of our planet. Let’s begin with ourselves. 

TEACHINGS 

• Cycles of the Feminine: Maiden, Mother, Crone 

• Morphogenetic field and the concept of aging 

• The physical body, hormonal changes and womb care 

• The Birthing Wheel 

CEREMONY 

• Matriarchal Womb Mesa Working 

• Menopause Purification Lodge 

HANDS ON 

• Movement for sensing what we are feeling and bringing health to our bodies 

• Menopause Bundle making 

• Interactive identification of your “hungers” 


FACILITATOR

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Razel Wolf of the Twisted Hairs Tradition

“I am honored to share the insights I have gained from the wide breadth of knowledge and ceremony that comes from the Twisted Hairs path. My own training with this tradition has spanned 30 years so far and with all that I have gained, I envision myself continuing to learn and grow for many more years!” 


LOCATION 

Spirit Canoe Lodge is located in the northwest corner of North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains (Boone 50 mins; Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro 2.5 hrs; Raleigh, Chapel Hill 3 hrs). The New River flows nearby, only surpassed in age by the Nile. Water is healing, and rivers that flow north are rare. Yes, these mountains are ancient, and many who travel here can feel this deep in their bones. The location is completely private on a 53-acre “holler” with gravity fed spring water, surrounded by hardwood forest. Come prepared to explore the magical inner and outer terrain! For more information visit: www.SpiritCanoeLodge.org 

EARLY REGISTRATION 

$375 includes lodging with bed  (15 beds available – early birds get the beds!) 

$325 bring your own sleeping pallet 

$300 lodging off site 

RSVP $50 non-refundable deposit 

*One scholarship offering for a woman in financial need. Contact Kelly to apply. 

Meal teams will be formed so all is shared and prepared in a beautiful efficient way. 

For more information contact Kelly Clampitt: SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com 

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WISE WOMEN WINTER RETREAT
Jan
17
to Jan 19

WISE WOMEN WINTER RETREAT

January 17-19, 2020  (Monday 20th optional)
Fully enter into the WOMB of WINTER by giving yourself a “special winter time-out”...This gathering is intended to hold sacred space for each other - to pay attention to the serious inner work we are longing to do but often resist. We are asking that everyone attending join us by Friday evening in time to open the Circle at 7pm - to create the matrix that will hold an atmosphere of intimacy where nothing is held back.

The agenda is open and will come into focus on Friday evening as we design our time together. A Sisterhood Purification Lodge will be part of our weekend to release unnecessary resentments and patterns in order to free up our energy and be open to attracting our present desires. Many women have a personal vision they are seeding in coming together...so perhaps this is an intent we each share. Women that come together with focused intent create magic!

Retreat Costs:  $100 -2 nights lodging with bed  or $70 -2 nights bring your own sleeping gear. 

The cost covers lodge expenses/firewood/teaching/facilitator fee for Kelly & medicine gifting for the fire crew. (Tobacco is still given for ceremony)  Please bring a few gifts for other facilitators
Extra night on Sunday $25/bed or $10/sleeping pallet 

Please pay in advance to ensure your space! paypal.me/spiritcanoelodge

Contact me if you wish to pay another way.

 I look forward to the pleasure of your company,

Kelly

Spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com

336-385-6312

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A GATHERING OF MEN - EXPLORING BALANCED MASCULINITY
Feb
28
to Mar 2

A GATHERING OF MEN - EXPLORING BALANCED MASCULINITY

As men, we live in interesting times, to say the least.

All around us, it seems, are examples of how NOT to be, how NOT to act.

What does it mean to be a balanced man, a balanced male, to embody the balanced masculine? How do we shine as men, with Dignity, Integrity and Self-Respect? More importantly, how is that reflected in our actions?

Our time together will be a combination of Teachings, Ceremonies, and Service.

After millennia of observation, the Twisted Hairs Elders of the Sweet Medicicne SunDance Path have gifted us with Teachings of how we play out our masculinity in the Dark and in the Light, what it means to be a mature man, and ways to get there. To move these Learnings from our intellects and into our bodies, we will engage in Ceremonies, includinga Purification Lodge. Because men integrate through action, we will do several service projects at Spirit Canoe Lodge which will also provide opportunities for us to share talents and skills with each other.

Men of all ages are encouraged to attend! Come join this band of brothers as we seek to know more of ourselves so that we give to Life and others with excellence.

Cost: $175 includes 2 night stay with a bed. $145 you bring your own sleeping pad and bedding . Meals will be shared. Medicine gifts, tobacco, and donations to cover the out-of-pocket cost of ceremony are also requested. More details will be sent once you RSVP.


FACILITATOR

Michael Stein - Star Dreamer

Michael has been teaching about masculinity and relationships since 1996. Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, Michael is a senior Teacher, and Leader of Thunder Awakeners Lodge in Chapel Hill. He is a Certified Trainer of NLP and the Excellence Principle, a Challenge Course facilitator, an Ericksonian style hypnotist and a master storyteller. Michael is committed to listen, support and challenge students to discover the Beauty and Power of their natural selves. He is dedicated to modeling the mature masculine.

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FULL MOON COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

FULL MOON COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK

This Lodge continues the TRANSITIONS theme from the Equinox. The full moon shines the light on what may be lurking within the shadow.  The opportunity is to see more clearly the change our higher self is demanding.  When this is done within a community gathering we accelerate our growth in a personal and collective way and surrender to change with grace.  Typically called the Hunter’s Moon, October is the time to really get prepared for winter.  What is your spirit hunting for in this ceremony?  Bring your intent and hungry spirit to our gathering!


You must RSVP to receive the protocols about how to prepare for this ceremony.  This information and directions here are emailed to those who are sure they are attending.  Gifting and what to bring in addition to a potluck dish are fully explained. 

IF YOU ARE A NEWCOMER, PLEASE COME AT 5PM FOR ORIENTATION.

I look forward to our time together,
Kelly Jumping Mouse

Spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com
336-385-6312

Photo by Austin Neil

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FALL EQUINOX COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & COMMUNITY WORK WEEKEND
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

FALL EQUINOX COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & COMMUNITY WORK WEEKEND

Newcomers arrive at 6pm

This will also be a community work weekend for anyone who is able to come earlier in the day on Saturday or stay over to help with clean up or other chores on Sunday. Friday is also an option for any of you that would like to contribute a few hours of your time.

Fall is nature's transition and preparation for the next phase of life...Winter. How do we as human's handle transition? with beauty or resistance? Change is undeniable and nature is a powerful teacher that can show us the grace possible within all transitions.

This is a sacred ceremony that is open to all men and women that desire to connect with the elements, the worlds of Grandmother Earth, to pray (for self, life and others), to purify (emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually), and who choose to grow and evolve as humans.

Protocols and directions to the lodge are sent to your email. send me your email via messenger or directly to me for the details: spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com

I look forward to our time together,
Kelly Jumping Mouse
336-385-6312
Cell: 818-620-3937
SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK

This Lodge is open to the greater community and is an integration ceremony for the vision quest participants. The Purification Lodge increases our connection with the elements of creation, the worlds of Grandmother Earth, and purifies (emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually). The alchemy of this ceremony creates a safe space for us to let go of what no longer serves us and connect with Spirit to receive guidance and healing. A potluck is shared afterward. This Lodge also serves as an integration for the Vision Questers.

While there is no charge for this ceremony, gifts and tobacco are given to the Dance Chief and the Fire Crew. Donations are requested to cover Lodge expenses and volunteers are needed to stay through Monday to help put the Lodge away.

Protocols and directions are sent out to those that RSVP. Do not wait to RSVP every lodge has been filling and vision quest participants will be included in this lodge.

I look forward to our time together,
Kelly Jumping Mouse
336-385-6312
Cell: 818-620-3937
SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com

Contact Kelly for more information.  

Newcomers plan to come at 12pm.

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OVERNIGHT VISION QUEST
Aug
2
to Aug 4

OVERNIGHT VISION QUEST

This extended weekend is open to apprentices and non-apprentices. This intensive ceremony is open to all seekers as a way to gain maturity, self discipline, and return to your naturalness….. to learn how not be at the affect of situations, tyrants, negative internal dialogue, and social conditioning that often keep us running in the same old karmic patterns. The basic self wants to keep everything the same and live in the comfort of what is known...living life through subjective filters of projection or past experience. The higher self wants to make choices and decisions that bring about our potential, increased levels of consciousness, perception, and objectivity...risking the unknown for a better happier life...ceremony creates a shift in our perceptions that lead to new productive patterns enabling us to manifest the change and beauty we long for.

Vision-quest participants must arrive Friday evening. Michael Star Mountain and Kelly Jumping Mouse will be guiding you in the teachings and ceremonies.

Overnight Vision Quest
A full day of ceremony and overnight vision quest to identify and confront your fears in each of the 8 directions, to accept change as your greatest teacher, to know that you have nothing to fear except fear itself, and to align with your natural self and experience your oneness with the Everything. This first gateway ceremony is an intensive day and you will be taken to the edge of what you “think” you can hold. It is part of the process. You will be fasting for 24 hours, drinking only water. Know that you will survive and what an accomplishment it will be!

We conclude our weekend with a Purification Lodge open to the greater community as well as an integration ceremony for the Questers!

Cost $175/includes one night stay in the lodge, additional nights are $25. Once you RSVP you will be sent the protocols for this ceremony. Gifts and donations are also needed for the Purification Lodge on Sunday.

I look forward to our time together,
Kelly Jumping Mouse
336-385-6312
Cell: 818-620-3937
SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com


FACILITATORS

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Kelly “Jumping Mouse” Clampitt created Spirit Canoe Lodge in 2010 as a sacred space where community could gather together in their desire to “grow corn” on a personal and collective level. Kelly's passion is to inspire others to dig into their shadow, unearth the treasure within, and make their dreams a reality. Of Chickasaw mixed blood (Métis) heritage, she studied and apprenticed within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path of Turtle Island for the last 20 years. She is honored to caretake this land, to teach and lead ceremonies designed to support others in their desire to grow, evolve, and stand in the center of their own circle of life!

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Michael “Star Dreamer” Stein has been teaching about masculinity and relationships since 1996. Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, Michael is a senior Teacher, Medicine Man and Leader of Thunder Awakeners Lodge in Chapel Hill. He is a Certified Trainer of NLP and the Excellence Principle, a Challenge Course facilitator, an Ericksonian style hypnotist and master storyteller. Michael is committed to listen, support and challenge students to discover the Beauty and Power of their natural selves. He is dedicated to modeling the mature masculine.

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TAI CHI & QIGONG SUMMER RETREAT
Jul
26
to Jul 28

TAI CHI & QIGONG SUMMER RETREAT

Cultivate Peace & Inner Harmony with Sybil Harmon
***Suitable for all levels.
Qigong and Tai Chi are ancient practices for self-healing and staying healthy. Qigong, over 5,000 years old is the foundation of Tai Chi, created over 700 years ago. Each practice helps to guide Qi (Chi) through the body – clearing one’s mind, removing stagnation and blockages, strengthening internal organs, improving balance and flexibility – creating a sacred alchemy which we all can harness.

Meditate, practice Tai Chi & Qigong, laugh, eat well… BREATHE & BE IN NATURE @ Spirit Canoe Lodge. Meal teams (bring food to share). 

Schedule: 

6-7 Meditation

7-8 Qigong

8-10 Breakfast & free time

10-12 Tai Chi

12-2 Lunch

2-4 Free time

4-6 Tai Chi

6-9 Dinner & Free time

9-10 Meditation 

REGISTRATION

Email Sybil Harmon: sybilhar@gmail.com
FEES: $180 includes lodging
***Meal teams (bring food to share).


FACILITATOR

Sybil Harmon is a certified Qigong, Tai Chi and Meditation Instructor with over 20 years of teaching and training. “I continue to be amazed by the simple yet profound depth of Qigong and Tai Chi as self-healing practices that can bring balance in all areas of life (body, mind and spirit). As we experience the world speeding up, we are being guided to seek tools for reclaiming our energy—to live powerfully in happiness and in harmony.”
Facebook: Root Harmony Healing Arts

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EAST FIRE SUMMER COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

EAST FIRE SUMMER COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK

Grandfather Sun doesn't hold back...he shines to the fullest of who he is and what he provides every day.  Mother Nature doesn't hold back...she is wild and beautiful beyond anything we could dream up....and so are we!  This will be an East Lodge to align with the season of Summer, the masculine energy of action/focus/seeding, and the element of FIRE.  Fire teaches us to expand with the light and determine with our spirit not our often analytical mind.  We honor the power of the East-Enlightenment & Illumination.  How are we being called to lighten up?  The east block is "repression" the anecdote is "imagination".  By using our imagination we can fuel our inner fires, catch where we block ourselves from shining, and step into the actions needed to create a wildly beautiful life. Come share how you want to "go for your shining" :)

There is no charge for this ceremony;  Medicine gifts and donations are requested for what you receive in exchange.  You will be sent more info about the ceremony and what to bring once you RSVP...and when you decide to come your ceremony begins!

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME, PLEASE COME BY 6PM FOR ORIENTATION.

I look forward to the pleasure of your company,

Kelly Jumping Mouse
336-385-6312

SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com

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QIGONG & TAI CHI WORKSHOP
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

QIGONG & TAI CHI WORKSHOP

Cultivate Peace & Inner Harmony

Qigong and Tai Chi are ancient practices for self-healing and staying healthy. Qigong, over 5,000 years old is the foundation of Tai Chi, created over 700 years ago. Each practice helps to guide Qi (Chi) through the body – clearing one’s mind, removing stagnation and blockages, strengthening internal organs, improving balance and flexibility – creating a sacred alchemy which we all can harness.

 REGISTRATION

Email Sybil Harmon: sybilhar@gmail.com 

FEE: $40

Check to: Sybil Harmon, PO Box 127, Creston, NC 28615

or PAYPAL (Root Harmony Healing Arts)


FACILITATOR

Sybil Harmon is a certified Qigong, Tai Chi and Meditation Instructor with over 20 years of teaching and training. “I continue to be amazed by the simple yet profound depth of Qigong and Tai Chi as self-healing practices that can bring balance in all areas of life (body, mind and spirit). As we experience the world speeding up, we are being guided to seek tools for reclaiming our energy—to live powerfully in happiness and in harmony.” 

Facebook: Root Harmony Healing Arts

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THE POWER OF THE 7 ARROWS RETREAT
May
24
to May 26

THE POWER OF THE 7 ARROWS RETREAT

They Can Set You Free OR Enslave You

Learn how NOT to be at the effect of the 7 dark arrows of: attachment, dependency, judgments, comparisons, expectations, the “needy child syndrome” and self-importance. We all run these mind games at some point in our lives and we pay the price when we do. These are the times when we lose energy, give away our power, become entrenched in our patterns with low-self-esteem and assume a negative approach to life and others.


Learn how to exercise your free will to choose the light arrows of: self-awareness, self-appreciation, self-acceptance, self-pleasure, self-love self actualization and self impeccability. This is the great work that empowers us to control our own reality, gain happiness, and regardless of how others react to us, make our dreams come true.

Join us for this transformative retreat at Spirit Canoe Lodge. Delve deep, laugh, learn and grow with the support of our gathering circle and sacred ceremony.

REGISTRATION

For information and registration contact: Dianne Vetter dianne.vetter@gmail.com

FEE: $175 with a bed, or $145, bring your own pad/sleeping bag to sleep on the floor.

***Participants will be assigned to a meal team and will sign-up to contribute to a specific meal.


FACILITATORS

Dianne Vetter's passion is to empower people with knowledge, tools, and attitudes to “joyfully” navigate life and self-growth. She believes our work is to get up in the morning and shine, like Grandfather Sun in our beautiful naturalness. In doing so, we make it possible for life to continue. It is not our business to worry about who will partake in our fruit or if we are good enough. Dianne offers retreats and workshops through her business, Sustain Wellness Coaching. She is a mother, friend, Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach and National Board Certified Health Coach, and Elementary PE teacher.

 
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Brook Walker is a lover of nature. As a life long seeker of knowledge, spirit, and self she has gained many creative approaches and perspectives to living in our modern day. Brook is an apprentice on the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path with a deep dedication to the teachings and ceremony. As a facilitator, she brings her honesty and a great willingness “to meet you where you are .”




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FULL MOON COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

FULL MOON COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK

The May Full Moon is also known as the Flower Moon or Corn Planting Moon.  Full moons are the zenith of completion of a cycle begun in the last new moon or even further back.  The full light is available for us to shine light into what is hidden within our shadow and purge what is not "growing corn". Our shadow hides the unexplored treasure of who we are.  Shadow work releases new energy when we clear out what we haven’t wanted to deal with or see about our self.  Purification Lodges reconnect us to the elements and give us the opportunity to re-balance and listen to spirit and our deepest longings within the soul.  We pray for self, life and others.  We commit to many activities and others more easily than to our self.  Commitment to self (as a form of self care) is often overlooked however it truly is the most important thing in the steps to actualizing your desires.  Pay attention to what transpires in your world when you make any commitment and follow through with it! that's where the really magick starts...

There is no charge for the ceremony.

Donations or an energy exchange for lodge maintenance are appreciated.

If you are new to the Sweet Medicine SunDance path purification lodge, you must RSVP to receive the protocols about how to prepare for this ceremony.  You will also be asked to arrive 60 minutes early if you are new to our lodge.

Contact Kelly Jumping Mouse at spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com 

or phone 336-385-6312

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER-MYSELF MASK WORKSHOP
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

MOTHER-DAUGHTER-MYSELF MASK WORKSHOP

The perfect gift for your Mother or Daughter on Mother’s Day — together or on your own. We all are daughters to our mothers, and some are mothers to their daughters. This relationship can be challenging but also rewarding because we are always looking in a mirror. During the Mother-Daughter-Myself mask workshop we will explore these mirror images to create a mask. Tap into the “yin-yang” of your mother relationship. Discover how embracing and loving your mirror images can ultimately bring healing to those pesky wrinkles called childhood and life. This workshop can help support healing old wounds even with mothers/daughters who are no longer with us.

***Please bring a light lunch. 

Timeline: 

9:30—10 am Registration  

10am—Noon Create base of mask 

Noon— 1pm  Lunch  

1—3:30pm  Create masks 

3—4:30pm  Discussion and closing 

***Bring a potluck dinner dish and breakfast food to share.  

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:  

FEE: $75 all material included.  If you wish to incorporate your own materials (a special piece of cloth, jewelry or found objects) please bring them too!)   

Email Martina Moore masksbymartina@yahoo.com or call/text 336-970-1293 

Please stay over @ Spirit Canoe Lodge to enjoy beautiful Ashe County! $25 Contact Kelly Clampitt @ spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com or 818-620-3937 (cell/text) 


FACILITATOR: 

Martina is a retired nurse and professional artist who uses masks to express and communicate her art. 

“Since early childhood I carved, sculpted and modeled fantasy characters, dolls and faces from any material I could get my hands on. I have always been fascinated by ancient cultures, their traditions, ceremonies and their strong connection to nature. By creating a mask, I can bond my passion of old cultures and nature together, and create expressions of beauty in a way that can uplift and transform the human spirit. Each piece is created intuitively, starting with an idea of color and shape to reflect the energy and beauty of nature. All creations are original designs.” 

Martina has been a member of Piedmont Craftsmen since 1997 and has sold her masks in galleries throughout the USA, Europe, Australia and Japan. For the last 20 years she has been conducting mask workshops with cancer survivors and their caretakers, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, expecting mothers on bedrest in hospitals, schools and senior centers. 

Martina Moore www.masksbymartina.com 



 
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COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE & POTLUCK

This Lodge is open to the greater community and is an integration ceremony for the vision quest participants. The Purification Lodge increases our connection with the elements of creation, the worlds of Grandmother Earth, and purifies (emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually). The alchemy of this ceremony creates a safe space for us to let go of what no longer serves us and connect with Spirit to receive guidance and healing. A potluck is shared afterward.

While there is no charge for this ceremony, gifts and tobacco are given to the Dance Chief and the Fire Crew. Donations are requested to cover Lodge expenses and volunteers are needed to stay through Monday to help put the Lodge away.

Protocols and directions are sent out to those that RSVP. Do not wait to RSVP every lodge has been filling and vision quest participants will be included in this lodge.

I look forward to our time together,
Kelly Jumping Mouse
336-385-6312
Cell: 818-620-3937
SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com

Contact Kelly for more information.  

Newcomers plan to come at 12pm.

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VISION QUEST & COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE
Apr
26
to Apr 28

VISION QUEST & COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE

This extended weekend is open to apprentices and non-apprentices. Ceremonies from the first 2 gateways of the Sweet Medicine Sun Dance Path are open to all seekers as a way to gain maturity, self discipline, and return to your naturalness….. to learn how not be at the affect of situations, tyrants, negative internal dialogue, and social conditioning that often keep us running in the same old karmic patterns...The Shideh, (the basic self) wants to keep everything the same and live in the comfort of what is known...living life through subjective filters of projection or past experience. The Hokkshideh, (the higher self) wants to make choices and decisions that bring about our potential, increased levels of consciousness, perception, and objectivity...risking the unknown for a better happier life...ceremony creates a shift in our perceptions that lead to new productive patterns enabling us to manifest the change and beauty we long for.


Night on the Mountain of Fear Vision-quest participants must arrive Friday evening. Michael Star Mountain and Kelly Jumping Mouse will be guiding you in the appropriate ceremonies.

Night on the Mountain of Fear Vision Quest:
A full day of ceremony and overnight vision quest to identify and confront your fears in each of the 8 directions, to accept change as your greatest teacher, to know that you have nothing to fear except fear itself, and to align with your natural self and experience your oneness with the Everything. This first gateway ceremony is an intensive day and you will be taken to the edge of what you “think” you can hold. It is part of the process. You will be fasting for 24 hours, drinking only water. Know that you will survive and what an accomplishment it will be!
Cost $150/includes one night stay in the lodge, additional nights are $25. Once you RSVP you will be sent the protocols for this ceremony. Gifts and donations are also needed for the Purification Lodge on Sunday.

Sunday, April 28th Community Shamanic Purification Lodge @ 1pm (first time participants arrive @ noon):
This Lodge is open to the greater community and is an integration ceremony for the weekend participants. The Purification Lodge increases our connection with the elements of creation, the worlds of Grandmother Earth, and purifies (emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually). The alchemy of this ceremony creates a safe space for us to let go of what no longer serves us and connect with Spirit to receive guidance and healing. When you rsvp I send out detailed directions about how to prepare and what to bring for this ceremony on Sunday. A potluck is shared afterward. While there is no charge for this ceremony, gifts and tobacco are given to the Dance Chief and the Fire Crew. Donations are requested to cover Lodge expenses and volunteers are needed to stay through Monday to help put the Lodge away. Protocols and directions are sent out to those that RSVP. Do not wait to RSVP every lodge has been filling and vision quest participants will be included in this lodge.

I look forward to our time together,
Kelly Jumping Mouse
336-385-6312
Cell: 818-620-3937
SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com


FACILITATORS

Michael “Star Dreamer” Stein has been teaching about masculinity and relationships since 1996. Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, Michael is a senior Teacher, Medicine Man and Leader of Thunder Awakeners Lodge in Chapel Hill.  He is a Certified Trainer of NLP and the Excellence Principle, a Challenge Course facilitator, an Ericksonian style hypnotist and master storyteller. Michael is committed to listen, support and challenge students to discover the Beauty and Power of their natural selves. He is dedicated to modeling the mature masculine.

 

Kelly “Jumping Mouse” Clampitt created Spirit Canoe Lodge in 2010 as a sacred space where community could gather together in their desire to “grow corn” on a personal and collective level.  Kelly's passion is to inspire others to dig into their shadow, unearth the treasure within, and make their dreams a reality. Of Chickasaw mixed blood (Métis) heritage, she studied and apprenticed within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path of Turtle Island for the last 20 years.  Kelly is also an accomplished artist and award-winning professional photographer with a BFA in Fine Art Photography.  Kelly's photography is shown in local galleries regularly.  She is honored to caretake this land, to teach and lead ceremonies designed to support others in their desire to grow, evolve, and stand in the center of their own circle of life!

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SPIRIT CANOE LODGE REBUILD & SPRING EQUINOX PURIFICATION LODGE
Mar
15
to Mar 17

SPIRIT CANOE LODGE REBUILD & SPRING EQUINOX PURIFICATION LODGE

Our sweet Lodge needs to be rebuilt.  The Lodge has been witness to many tears, transformations, beauty, laughter, and most of all Community coming together for personal and collective growth!  Please join us in rebuilding the lodge and taking care of general maintenance to see us through the next few years of ceremony....and this is gonna be fun!!  You are invited to come as you can or come for the entire weekend beginning Friday.  You will be welcome to stay over in the house through Monday if you are traveling to help out.  The consecration sweat will follow the completion of the rebuild either Saturday eve or Sunday noonish....all those that contribute are welcome to sweat.  If you have not been part of a rebuild or fire crew before please consider lending a hand.  You will learn about some of our unique alchemy in the building of these healing lodges and the ceremonies that go on behind the scene before each and every Lodge.  Being in balance with giving and receiving keeps the door open to the greater possibilities we dream into our reality!  If I haven't said it lately thank you to all of you that have given repeatedly so these ceremonies can happen!

Contact Kelly to RSVP, reserve lodging, or ask questions.

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QIGONG ALCHEMY WORKSHOP
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

QIGONG ALCHEMY WORKSHOP

Cultivate Peace & Inner Harmony

Wudang Primordial Qigong is a Taoist practice for self-healing and staying healthy. Qigong, the foundation of Tai Chi, is a gentle set of exercises to help guide Qi (Chi) through the body – clearing one’s mind, removing stagnation and blockages, strengthening internal organs, improving balance and flexibility – creating a sacred alchemy which we all can harness. 

REGISTRATION

Email Sybil Harmon: sybilhar@gmail.com 

FEE: $40

Send check to: Sybil Harmon, PO Box 127, Creston, NC 28615

or PAYPAL (Root Harmony Healing Arts)


FACILITATOR

Sybil Harmon is a certified Qigong, Tai Chi and Meditation Instructor with over 20 years of teaching and training. “I continue to be amazed by the simple yet profound depth of Qigong and Tai Chi as self-healing practices that can bring balance in all areas of life (body, mind and spirit). As we experience the world speeding up, we are being guided to seek tools for reclaiming our energy—to live powerfully in happiness and in harmony.” 

Facebook: Root Harmony Healing Arts

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EMBRACE JOY – A GATHERING OF WOMEN
Feb
22
to Feb 24

EMBRACE JOY – A GATHERING OF WOMEN

Our theme for the weekend will be: Embracing Joy

This Women's gathering is intended to hold sacred space for each other as we learn about Embracing our own Joy. Underneath this light and playful topic is the gravity of understanding our accountability and responsibility for our own Joy. There is power in realizing you must have the “emotional willingness to assume authority for your own happiness". 

We have designed a weekend of sharing circles, lectures/programs, movement, art, and music to facilitate an understanding that we are each responsible for everything that goes on in our life, including embracing our Joy. 

We are asking that everyone attending join us by Friday evening in time to open the Circle at 7pm, to create the matrix that will hold an atmosphere of intimacy for our exploration of Joy. 

We will plan for a Sisterhood Sweat Lodge on Sunday that will be part of our weekend to release unnecessary resentments, blocks, and patterns in order to free up our energy and be open to attracting our desires for Joy. 

We will split up meals with Potluck teams for the weekend. 

The cost for the weekend is $150. This includes lodging at Spirit Canoe Lodge for Friday and Saturday nights, facilitator fees for Kelly and the other program presenters, and cost of the Sweat Lodge/Fire Crew.

Please RSVP by February 8 (add $20 if RSVP later)to Mandy to reserve your space: mandylanier@gmail.com

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A GATHERING OF MEN: EXPLORING BALANCED MASCULINITY
Feb
15
to Feb 17

A GATHERING OF MEN: EXPLORING BALANCED MASCULINITY

As men, we live in interesting times, to say the least.
All around us, it seems, are examples of how NOT to be, how NOT to act.
What does it mean to be a balanced man, a balanced male, to embody the balanced masculine? How do we shine as men, with Dignity, Integrity and Self-Respect? More importantly, how is that reflected in our actions?
Our time together will be a combination of Teachings, Ceremonies, and Service.

After millennia of observation, the Twisted Hairs Elders have gifted us with Teachings of how we play out our masculinity in the Dark and in the Light, what it means to be a mature man, and ways to get there. To move these Learnings from our intellects and into our bodies, we will engage in Ceremonies, including a Purification Lodge. Because men integrate through action, we will do several service projects at Spirit Canoe Lodge which will also provide opportunities for us to share talents and skills with each other.
Men of all ages are encouraged to attend!  Come join this band of brothers as we seek to know more of ourselves so that we give to Life and others with excellence.

With Michael Star Dreamer

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Michael has been teaching about masculinity and relationships since 1996. Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, Michael is a senior Teacher, Medicine Man and Leader of Thunder Awakeners Lodge in Chapel Hill.  He is a Certified Trainer of NLP and the Excellence Principle, a Challenge Course facilitator, an Ericksonian style hypnotist and master storyteller. Michael is committed to listen, support and challenge students to discover the Beauty and Power of their natural selves. He is dedicated to modeling the mature masculine.

 

Contact Kelly about lodging.  Medicine gifts, tobacco, and donations to cover the cost of ceremony are also requested.  More details will be sent once you RSVP.

Please contact Michael & Kelly to RSVP.

Michael Star Dreamer

919-259-9356

Kelly Jumping Mouse

336-385-6312

 

 

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WISE WOMEN WINTER RETREAT
Jan
18
to Jan 20

WISE WOMEN WINTER RETREAT

Fully enter into the WOMB of WINTER by giving yourself a “special winter time-out”...This gathering is intended to hold sacred space for each other - to pay attention to the serious inner work we are longing to do but often resist.  We are asking that everyone attending join us by Friday evening in time to open the Circle at 7pm - to create the matrix that will hold an atmosphere of intimacy where nothing is held back.

The agenda is open and will come into focus on Friday evening as we design our time together. A Sisterhood Purification Lodge will be part of our weekend to release unnecessary resentments and patterns in order to free up our energy and be open to attracting our present desires.  Many women have a personal vision they are seeding in coming together...so perhaps this is an intent we each share. Women that come together with focused intent create magic!

Contact Kelly to RSVP or get more information about lodging or ask other questions.

Visit Emily Balivet's art : http://www.emilybalivet.com/Moon.html

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WINTER SOLSTICE PURIFICATION LODGE
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

WINTER SOLSTICE PURIFICATION LODGE

Align with the introspective gift of Winter by looking within at the last year's events and how it impacted you. Plant new seeds of intent for the coming year by making and decorating a prayer bundle to hang outside in nature releasing your attachments to “how” what you desire manifests. The bundles may be as fancy or simple as you like using natural materials like snake skin, fur, feathers, and ribbons. Infuse tobacco with your intent for the coming year. I have the tobacco, cloth, and some feathers to share;  you may bring any additional natural items you like.  Those of you that have made them before know they work!  Bring a potluck dish to share in the feast afterwards.

There is no charge for this ceremony; green energy contributions to the Lodge to cover the 100$ in expenses are requested, and gifts for Kelly and the fire crew are to maintain balance for what you receive. Once you RSVP I will send out the directions here and how to prepare and what to bring for this amazing ceremony!

December 16th @ 2pm for the ceremony, new comers arrive @ 1pm

Arrive at Noon to create your tobacco bundles!

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OCTOBER COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

OCTOBER COMMUNITY PURIFICATION LODGE

Transitions will be the theme for this Lodge and many of us seem to be in one at this time...The demand in the Universe is very strong at this time and many of us are being seduced/pulled/forced to change what no longer works. Personally I have been having to fix all kind of things that I have previously put off fixing....how about you?! RSVP early to confirm your attendance.


Shamanic Purification Lodges are a sacred ceremony that is open to all men and women that desire to connect with the elements, the worlds of Grandmother Earth, to pray (for self, life and others), to purify (emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually), and who choose to grow and evolve as humans. The alchemy of this ceremony creates a safe space for us to let go of what no longer serves us and connect with Spirit to receive guidance and healing. Come join us in a circle of reflections that we can make a jump in our evolution on a personal and collective level. There will be a potluck after the ceremony.

There is no charge for the ceremony. The group attending is asked to cover the 100$ cost for expenses and provide gifts for Kelly and the fire crew who make this ceremony possible.

You must RSVP to receive the protocols about how to prepare for this ceremony. If you are a new comer you must arrive at 3pm for a full orientation.

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 APPALACHIAN RITES OF PASSAGE: A Family Vision Quest
Aug
8
to Aug 12

APPALACHIAN RITES OF PASSAGE: A Family Vision Quest

Rites of passage ceremonies celebrate and honor moments of transition critical to the next phase of life. The Sweet Medicine SunDance Path offers a ceremony for every stage of human maturation.  Centuries past these ceremonies were more tribal in nature involving entire communities that taught children self-authority and how to be a responsible contributing member of the tribe.  We are being called back to remember these old ways.  It does take a village to raise a healthy, ethical, and empowered child.   

Our Family Vision Quest is suitable for all ages; children, teens, parents, couples considering conception, and individual adults wishing to honor major life transitions. This special extended weekend will be hosted by Amara Keeps the Fire, Kelly Jumping Mouse, Mary Whispering Snow, and Michael Star Mountain.  

Rites for Children:  

With Nature as a guide, parents and children will explore and learn together through:  nature walks, learning about the elements, and the worlds of Grandmother Earth (stones, plants, animals, humans, and ancestors).  Children will create a family talking stick.  Parents and children will learn that they each have a voice, learning new ways to communicate, and resolve issues.  Parents, children, and teachers will work together co-creating a Children’s Lodge.  Rites for children will be based individually on maturity and age of each child.  Parents will also receive medicine teachings from the Wheel of Positive Parenting and how to support their child’s growth.

Rites for Teens:  

The essential benefit of these ceremonies is to move a teen from childhood to adult in a healthy, strong and empowering way. Putting childhood to rest and making a clear transition from childhood to adulthood is a necessary and a lost ritual in modern society. Recognition and honoring the transition in your teen is critical for setting up the incredible shift that’s happening physically, emotionally and energetically so that both child and parents are in alignment with the shifts occurring in the child.  Therefore the child is able to step into adulthood and leave childhood behind in a healthy and encouraging way – embracing and acknowledging the child’s growth and readiness for the next stage in their life story.  Rites for teens will be based individually on maturity level and age of each teen.  Teachings will be provided for teens and parents alike.

Adult Rites:  

Parents and singles are encouraged to engage in adult ceremonies for their age.  Today adult rites are almost nonexistent.  These transitions are very important to honor as we grow and mature during our adult years.  These rites assist us as we maneuver the many challenging phases of adult life including parenthood, love relationships, conscious conception, divorce, repairing our relationships with both sexes, and honoring ceremonies for elders.  Participants will learn their current Moon Cycle sitting place and the opportunity to align with current life transitions.  

Lodging, Camping, and Meals:

Spirit Canoe Lodge is a private retreat on 50 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NW North Carolina.  The Lodge is surrounded by nature, unique flora, fauna, a blueberry patch, and gravity fed springs.  All rites and ceremonies will take place on this nourishing land. Families and staff will be co-creating a living community with shared food and preparation.  Together we will share food costs and preparation.  Families are encouraged to camp for 10$ per night. Lodging in the cabin will be limited and filled on a first come basis.  Beds are 25$ per night.  These fees help to pay for the land use and support the extra costs we will have for this event.   

 Before You Come

We need to know your birth date and the birth date of your children as soon as possible.  This information is needed at an early stage so we can design our time together and prepare the appropriate rite of passage ceremony.  Please contact Kelly with this information.

Registration

You may register in the form below or contact Kelly:  

SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com

www.SpiritCanoeLodge.com

336-385-6312

Cancellation Policy

You must notify us 7 days before the event for full refund. $150 fee applies for cancellations after July 31, 2018.

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FULL MOON SHAMANIC PURIFICATION LODGE
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

FULL MOON SHAMANIC PURIFICATION LODGE

The July full moon is also known as the "Buck Moon" and "Thunder Moon".  A time when summer storms are frequent and the deer are actively foraging and growing their antlers in preparation for the coming seasons.  Full moons are the zenith of completion of a cycle begun in the last new moon or even further back.  It could be a time to harvest what has been accomplished or a time to purge what is not "growing corn" in your life. Purification Lodges reconnect us to the elements and give us the opportunity to re-balance and listen to spirit and our deepest longings within the soul.  We pray for self, life and others.  Commitment to show up for yourself (as a form of self care) is the most important thing and is the beginning of your ceremony!  Pay attention to what transpires in your world when you make any commitment and follow through with it! that's where the magick starts...

I look forward to the pleasure of your company,
Kelly Jumping Mouse

SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com
336-385-6312

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INFINITY SPINS TEACHING
May
27
7:00 PM19:00

INFINITY SPINS TEACHING

The Star Maidens Circle and the Infinity Spin Movements are tools used to discern the step-by-step process of how you naturally make sense out of the world.   

This evening class is for apprentices and interested folks about the Infinity patterns and exploring your birth sitting place within the Star Maiden's Circle. This becomes a life long tool for becoming aware of your shadow patterns. These are patterns that we fall into when our buttons get pushed and we "react" rather than align with life situations we find ourselves in. We will learn how to "count coup" on them, as well as learning how to step into dharmic pro-creative patterns. Having had basic teachings of the Star Maidens Circle previously will be beneficial, but not mandatory.

Individual class fee $30.  When taken with the Crystal Balancing Class, the fee is $50.

For more information and to RSVP contact Kelly at SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com or call 336-385-6312.

 

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CRYSTAL BALANCING CLASS
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

CRYSTAL BALANCING CLASS

The healing paradigm within the Sweet Medicine Sundance tradition uses crystals to balance the chakras, shift our assemblage point so we can perceive reality at higher levels of consciousness, charge our energy, and remove imbalances. If you have large crystals you are welcome to bring them to see if they are suitable to work with. Crystals with large flat faces are best for take-out work. Please bring something a potluck dish to share for lunch.

There will be an evening class for apprentices and interested folks about the Infinity patterns and exploring your birth sitting place within the Star Maiden's Circle.  See separate event information.

Individual class fee $30.  When taken with the Infinity Spins Teaching, the fee is $50.

For more information and to RSVP contact Kelly at SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com or call 336-385-6312.

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COMMUNITY FULL MOON PURIFICATION LODGE
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

COMMUNITY FULL MOON PURIFICATION LODGE

This Lodge is open to the greater community and is an integration ceremony for the Vision Quest Weekend participants.  The Lodge increases our connection with the elements of creation, the worlds of Grandmother Earth, and purifies (emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually).  The alchemy of this ceremony creates a safe space for us to let go of what no longer serves us and connect with Spirit to receive guidance and healing.  When you rsvp I will send out detailed directions about how to prepare and what to bring for this ceremony on Sunday.  A potluck is shared afterwards.

I look forward to our time together,
Kelly Jumping Mouse
336-385-6312
Cell:  818-620-3937
SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com
 

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VISION QUEST WEEKEND
Apr
27
to Apr 29

VISION QUEST WEEKEND

This extended weekend is open to apprentices and non-apprentices.  The timing of your ceremony or teaching requests will be discussed as soon as you contact me to register.  Some participants will arrive as early as Thursday.  Night on the Mountain of Fear Vision-questers must arrive Friday evening.  Michael Star Mountain and Kelly Jumping Mouse will be guiding you in the appropriate ceremonies.

Intent:
These ceremonies from the first 3 gateways of the Sweet Medicine Sun Dance Path are open to all seekers and Apprentices as a way to gain maturity, self discipline, and return to your naturalness….. to learn how not be at the affect of situations, tyrants, negative internal dialogue, and social conditioning that may keep us running in the same old karmic patterns...The lower self, the Shideh wants to keep everything the same and live in the comfort of what is known...living life through subjective filters of projection or past experience. The Hokkshideh, the higher self wants to make choices and decisions that bring about our potential, increased levels of consciousness, perception, and objectivity...risking the unknown for a better happier life...ceremony can lead to new dharmic patterns that create the change and beauty we long for.

Sunday, April 29th Full Moon Community Shamanic Purification Lodge @ 1pm:
This Lodge is open to the greater community and is an integration ceremony for the weekend participants.  The Lodge increases our connection with the elements of creation, the worlds of Grandmother Earth, and purifies (emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually).  The alchemy of this ceremony creates a safe space for us to let go of what no longer serves us and connect with Spirit to receive guidance and healing.  When you rsvp I will send out detailed directions about how to prepare and what to bring for this ceremony on Sunday.  A potluck is shared afterwards.

I look forward to our time together,
Kelly Jumping Mouse
336-385-6312
Cell:  818-620-3937
SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com
 

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SPRING EQUINOX & NEW MOON PURIFICATION LODGE
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

SPRING EQUINOX & NEW MOON PURIFICATION LODGE

The Vernal Equinox is a time when the night and day are of equal length, the sun rises due East and sets due West;  A moment of balance, stillness, the anticipation of Resurrection, and dominance of light.  Spring Rites are all about celebrating fertility becoming receptive to the seeding of life and light as our days become longer.  The egg symbol represents the cosmic receptive feminine energy that beckons the spark/seed light of the masculine energy to the conceive what is desired to birth in the next two seasons.  As humans sometimes our own dreams take longer to manifest... than lets say summer squash :)  For us this is a time to plant the seeds of our desired growth, maturity, new projects, dreams, and yes outrageous tomatoes....life is about the journey of what we plant through our experiences and harvest as wisdom.  All that said I LOVE Spring!  It is always a hopeful and exciting season to let the external world reflect the internal...Contact Kelly for more information.  Newcomers plan to come at 1pm.

I look forward to the pleasure of your company!

Kelly Jumping Mouse

SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com

336-385-6312

cell: 818-620-3937
 

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BROTHERHOOD GATHERING
Feb
16
to Feb 18

BROTHERHOOD GATHERING

As men, we live in interesting times, to say the least.

All around us, it seems, are examples of how NOT to be, how NOT to act. 

What does it mean to be a balanced man, a balanced male, to embody the balanced masculine? How do we shine as men, with Dignity, Integrity and Self-Respect? More importantly, how is that reflected in our actions?

Our time together will be a combination of Teachings, Ceremonies, and Service.

After millennia of observation, the Twisted Hairs Elders have gifted us with Teachings of how we play out our masculinity in the Dark and in the Light, what it means to be a mature man, and ways to get there. To move these Learnings from our intellect and into our bodies, we will engage in Ceremonies, including a Purification Lodge. Because men integrate through action, we will do several service projects at Spirit Canoe Lodge which will also provide opportunities for us to share talents and skills with each other.

Men of all ages are encouraged to attend!  Come join this band of brothers as we seek to know more of ourselves so that we give to Life and others with excellence.


Michael bio pix.jpg

Michael has been teaching about masculinity and relationships since 1996. Within the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, Michael is a senior Teacher, Medicine Man and Leader of Thunder Awakeners Lodge in Chapel Hill.  He is a Certified Trainer of NLP and the Excellence Principle, a Challenge Course facilitator, an Ericksonian style hypnotist and master storyteller. Michael is committed to listen, support and challenge students to discover the Beauty and Power of their natural selves. He is dedicated to modeling the mature masculine.


Cost:  $150 includes 2 night stay with a bed.  $120 you bring your own sleeping pad/bedding.  Medicine gifts, tobacco, and donations to cover the cost of ceremony are also requested.  A partial work trade can be worked out in advance for a few men.  More details will be sent once you RSVP.

Please contact Michael & Kelly to RSVP

Michael Star Dreamer

thunderawakenerslodge@gmail.com

919-259-9356

Kelly Jumping Mouse

spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com

336-385-6312

 

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WISE WOMEN'S WINTER RETREAT
Jan
12
to Jan 15

WISE WOMEN'S WINTER RETREAT

Fully enter into the WOMB of WINTER by giving yourself a “special winter time-out”...This gathering is intended to hold sacred space for each other - to pay attention to the serious inner work we are longing to do but often resist.  We are asking that everyone attending join us by Friday evening in time to open the Circle at 7pm - to create the matrix that will hold an atmosphere of intimacy where nothing is held back.

The agenda is open and will come into focus on Friday evening as we design our time together. Many women have a personal vision they are seeding in coming together...so perhaps this is an intent we each share. Women that come together with focused intent create magic! 


Cost: Lodging fee. (11 beds available) Donations or Medicine gifts for facilitators, teachings, and ceremonies are requested. Please RSVP for the weekend by messaging Kelly Clampitt or Carol Ann with your email. Include if you will need a Bed $25/nt or Palette $10/nt (you bring). We will provide further details via email.

We look forward to this special "time out" in the heart of winter!

Kelly Jumping Mouse
SpiritCanoeLodge@gmail.com
336-385-6312

Carol Ann Badger Woman
828-434-8116

 

Artwork: Visit Emily Balivet's amazing goddess paintings: http://www.emilybalivet.com/Galleries.html

 

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NEW YEAR'S EVE PURIFICATION LODGE IN CHAPEL HILL
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NEW YEAR'S EVE PURIFICATION LODGE IN CHAPEL HILL

  Complete 2017 and step into the New Year empowered, with Michael Star Dreamer at Thunder Awakeners Lodge in Chapel Hill, NC.

We will share & pray for our hopes, dreams and challenges.
Together, we will purify in the tradition of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path of the Twisted Hairs.
We will follow with a potluck.  

New to Sweet Medicine SunDance Purification Lodge ceremonies?
New comers please arrive EARLY for an orientation.
RSVP Required


This Ceremony will be led by Michael Star Dreamer, a 22 year Apprentice of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path. He is the Lodge Leader of Thunder Awakeners Lodge in Chapel Hill, a Teacher of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path and an authorized teacher of Men's Sexuality.

Once you RSVP, you will receive detailed instructions how to prepare for this amazing ceremony. Driving directions sent upon request.
Please spread the word.
 

For Further Information, or to RSVP, contact:
Michael Star Dreamer
thunderawakenerslodge@gmail.com
OR
Kelly Jumping Mouse
spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com
336-385-6312
 

 

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