" I want more of this experience of community showing up so fully and beautifully.

This is some of what will change the world." 

Peia Luzzi

PAST EVENTS

Below is a small selection of some of the workshops, retreats, rituals, trainings, and ceremonies I have created and facilitated over the last few years. Some were one-off events for a specific purpose. Others have been offered multiple times in multiple locations. Some are still being offered. For any enquiries about facilitating an event for your group/community, or designing a workshop, ritual, or training specific to your needs please contact me.

COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS

Voices For The Voiceless

WORKSHOP & GRIEF RITUAL

In the words of the founder of The Work That Reconnects, Joanna Macy, "The Council of All Beings is a communal ritual in which participants step aside from their human identity and speak on behalf of another life-form. It aims to heighten awareness of our interdependence in the living body of Earth, and to strengthen our commitment to defend it. The ritual serves to help us acknowledge and give voice to the suffering of our world. It also serves, in equal measure, to help us experience the beauty and power of our interconnectedness with all life."

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Art of Lament

WEEKEND WORKSHOP

This gathering offers an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of Lament. We will explore the history of this ancient and near-universal tradition, and engage practices drawn from the Finnish model of Lament as a healing modality, with its roots in traditional Karelian singing, and a modern revival form of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize and transform our grief into gifts of praise and beauty, deepen belonging, and find new ways to respond to the sorrows in our lives and of our world.

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Art of Lament

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This gathering offers an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of Lament. We will explore the history of this ancient and near-universal tradition, and engage practices drawn from the Finnish model of Lament as a healing modality, with its roots in traditional Karelian singing, and a modern revival form of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize and transform our grief into gifts of praise and beauty, deepen belonging, and find new ways to respond to the sorrows in our lives and of our world.

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Art of Lament

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This gathering offers an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of Lament. We will explore the history of this ancient and near-universal tradition, and engage practices drawn from the Finnish model of Lament as a healing modality, with its roots in traditional Karelian singing, and a modern revival form of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize and transform our grief into gifts of praise and beauty, deepen belonging, and find new ways to respond to the sorrows in our lives and of our world.

SINGING THE WILD HEART

The Healing Art of Lament

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This gathering offers an opportunity to remember and reclaim the healing power of Lament. We will explore the history of this ancient and near-universal tradition, and engage practices drawn from the Finnish model of Lament as a healing modality, with its roots in traditional Karelian singing, and a modern revival form of Irish Keening. Through song, sound, word, and ritual gesture we will metabolize and transform our grief into gifts of praise and beauty, deepen belonging, and find new ways to respond to the sorrows in our lives and of our world.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Climate chaos, mass species extinction, economic disparity, social injustice, corporate corruption, endless war - as the political, social, ecological, and life support systems of our world continue to unravel from the unsustainability of modern industrial growth society, the grief, outrage, fear, and overwhelm many are carrying is also becoming unsustainable. This workshop offers an opportunity to cultivate resilience, seek new inspiration, and find a meaningful response to the many challenges we face in these troubled times.

ILLUMINATING THE HEART

Reclaiming our Inner Wisdom

RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

This residential retreat offers an invitation to embark on a sacred journey of learning the art and practice of emotional alchemy. Through earth-honoring ritual, storytelling, poetry, song, writing practice, and time in nature, we will engage transformative practices to reconnect with our heart’s deep inner wisdom, restore our innate capacity for boundless compassion, deep insight, and true resilience, and renew our commitment to caring for ourselves and for each other with the grace and strength of an empowered and illuminated heart.

BELOVED FESTIVAL

Sacred Art, Music & Movement

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

Come honor and share your sorrows at the Beloved grief ritual held by a team of experienced grief tenders and led by Talicia Brown-Crowell. This transformative ceremony draws from the traditional grief rituals held by the late Sobonfu Somé, as practiced by the Dagara tribe in her home village of Burkina Faso in West Africa. By metabolizing and releasing our grief through drumming, singing, and open space for grieving we will transform together what has been sitting heavy on our hearts into shared feelings of lightness and renewal.

WOMEN'S HERBAL SYMPOSIUM

Northern California Gathering

GRIEF CLASSES | GRIEF RITUALS

Lara Lwin Treadaway will be offering daily classes in Sacred Grief Work and leading the Grief Ritual team over both weekends of this magical gathering. Over 65 classes are offered throughout the Symposium covering many aspects of herbalism and sustainable lifestyles. Enjoy vegetarian meals, learn about plants and healing, dance around the fire, and sing and drum in community and in ceremony under the ancient oaks, Douglas firs, and bay trees of Northern California. This is a place to share skills and gifts, and nourish mind, body and soul.

REWEAVING THE WORLD

Healing & Renewal in Troubled Times

RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND RETREAT

Drawing from the spiral of The Work That Reconnects, this weekend retreat offers an opportunity to restore connection and deepen belonging within ourselves, between each other, and with the more-than-human world. Through council practice, earth-honoring ritual, ancestral skills, storytelling, poetry, and song we will create a foundation of gratitude and beauty from which to honor our sorrows for the world, invite new ways of seeing these troubled times, and renew our commitment to care for ourselves, each other, and the Earth.

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Climate chaos, mass species extinction, economic disparity, social injustice, corporate corruption, endless war - as the political, social, ecological, and life support systems of our world continue to unravel from the unsustainability of modern industrial growth society, the grief, outrage, fear, and overwhelm many are carrying is also becoming unsustainable. This workshop offers an opportunity to cultivate resilience, seek new inspiration, and find a meaningful response to the many challenges we face in these troubled times.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

SACRED RESILIENCE

Waking up in the Anthropocene

CLIMATE GRIEF CIRCLE

This online circle offers a space for cultivating connection and resilience in a world marked by ecological devastation, and the existential threats of catastrophic climate change and societal collapse. Drawing from the spiral framework of The Work That Reconnects, we will engage simple practices to root our hearts in gratitude, honor our pain for the world, and renew our commitments to caring for ourselves, each other, and the Earth. Awakening our hearts in these troubled times can help us to bring forth our unique gifts in service to the whole.

THE ALCHEMY OF GRIEF

Finding the Hidden Spring

GRIEF SUPPORT CIRCLE

This online circle provides a safely held space for sharing our stories of grief and loss and opening to the sense of healing and renewal that comes from being heard and held in loving community. Each week we will engage simple rituals to invoke the sacred and draw inspiration and courage from myth, and poetry. This gathering invites participants into a shared experience of presence, care, and belonging as we come together to explore the alchemical nature of grief and offer our hearts up to the mystery of transformation.

DEEP ROOTS | OPEN HEARTS

Building Resilience in Community

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This workshop is aimed at cultivating courage and connectedness in a time of deep societal dysfunction and ecological collapse. Drawing from a body of work known as The Work That Reconnects, we will explore powerful transformative practices to root our hearts in gratitude, honor and transmute our pain for the world, envision new ways to engage with these times, and discover how we can bring our unique gifts forward in service to the healing of our world. Come together to unite in our shared commitment to care for humanity and the Earth.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

GRIEF RITUAL RETREAT

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this residential retreat offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

BELOVED FESTIVAL

Sacred Art, Music & Movement

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

Come honor and share your sorrows at the Beloved grief ritual held by a team of experienced grief tenders and led by Talicia Brown-Crowell. This transformative ceremony draws from the traditional grief rituals held by the late Sobonfu Somé, as practiced by the Dagara tribe in her home village of Burkina Faso in West Africa. By metabolizing and releasing our grief through drumming, singing, and open space for grieving we will transform together what has been sitting heavy on our hearts into shared feelings of lightness and renewal.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

DRINKING FROM THE WELL

The Sacred Work of Grief

COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

We enter the realm of grief through many gateways, including the death of loved ones, chronic illness, unhealed trauma, lost dreams, cultural wounds, and the many overwhelming sorrows of our hurting and troubled world. Through ritual, storytelling, poetry, council, and song, this community gathering offers an opportunity to explore the journey of grief as a sacred pathway toward deep transformation, by honoring the loss and longing that gives rise to our grief and metabolizing its bitter medicine into gifts of beauty, meaning, and belonging.

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Climate chaos, mass species extinction, economic disparity, social injustice, corporate corruption, endless war - as the political, social, ecological, and life support systems of our world continue to unravel from the unsustainability of modern industrial growth society, the grief, outrage, fear, and overwhelm many are carrying is also becoming unsustainable. This workshop offers an opportunity to cultivate resilience, seek new inspiration, and find a meaningful response to the many challenges we face in these troubled times.

THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS

Engaging our Love for the Earth

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Drawing on ideas drawn from Buddhist philosophy, systems theory, and deep ecology, Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects creates a supportive framework for cultivating gratitude, metabolizing grief, restoring imagination, and renewing our commitments to caring for ourselves, each other, and the Earth. In the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises this work can inspire us into constructive, collaborative action by bringing a new way of seeing the world as our larger living body, and freeing us from feelings of fear, despair, and overwhelm.

COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS

Tending to the Heart of the World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

The Council of all Beings is an experiential ritual process that heightens our awareness of the web of life and restores our sense of kinship and belonging with other living beings. Through the creation of a simple structure for spontaneous expression, this ritual enables us to tend to the heart of the world as we connect with, acknowledge, and give voice to the suffering in our world. As we experience the beauty and power of our interconnectedness with all life we strengthen our capacity to care for and defend what we love.

TENDING THE UNRAVELING

Finding Meaning in a Troubled World

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Climate chaos, mass species extinction, economic disparity, social injustice, corporate corruption, endless war - as the political, social, ecological, and life support systems of our world continue to unravel from the unsustainability of modern industrial growth society, the grief, outrage, fear, and overwhelm many are carrying is also becoming unsustainable. This workshop offers an opportunity to cultivate resilience, seek new inspiration, and find a meaningful response to the many challenges we face in these troubled times.

THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS

Engaging our Love for the Earth

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Drawing on ideas from Buddhist philosophy, systems theory, and deep ecology, The Work That Reconnects creates a supportive framework for cultivating gratitude, metabolizing grief, restoring imagination, and renewing our commitments to caring for ourselves, each other, and the Earth. In the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises this work can inspire us into constructive, collaborative action by bringing a new way of seeing the world as our larger living body, and freeing us from crippling feelings of fear, despair, and overwhelm.

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