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Coming Home to Wider Family

Sunday, December 11, 2022 | Online Workshop


" Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese,

harsh and exciting - over and over announcing your place in the family of things."

~ Mary Oliver

For some the holiday season can be a time to reconnect with family and celebrate. For others this can be a time of missing those who are no longer present or missing the connection with family that others enjoy. This online workshop offers an opportunity to come together and explore a wider sense of family where we can feel loved and supported in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of teaching, guided exercises, and sharing together (optional) we will find connection, joy, and belonging despite the family challenges we may face. 

Together we will explore the wider sense of family that is available for us to come home to at any time; whether that is with the different parts of ourselves, our deep time family/our ancestors, and/or our non-human relatives within the natural world that we are all a part of. When we feel heard, understood, and welcomed in community we find a powerful pathway toward enlarging our sense of wisdom and compassion for ourselves and each other, for grieving our losses, celebrating what we hold dear, and for receiving support from unexpected places.

Many traditional cultures throughout the ages have understood the alchemical power of coming together in community to acknowledge and mark the different times of the year and their symbolic meaning. In these modern times with all the changes we face socially, culturally and personally and a melting pot of beliefs and traditions, we need to seek deeper connection with each other more than ever. Together we will rekindle what has been lost in new and creative ways, discover a deeper sense of belonging, and strengthen our innate capacity for vitality and joy.

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world,

our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”

~ Brené Brown


Lara Lwin Treadaway has been supporting individuals, communities and groups for more than twenty years, facilitating experiences of healing, connection, and belonging. She utilizes teaching, group practices, guided meditations, cross-cultural ritual, nature connection, poetry, song, and storytelling to restore and cultivate beloved community. Lara believes that sacred grief work, ancestral reconnection, earth honoring practices, and the creative arts are pathways to restoring deep belonging within ourselves, between each other, and with the natural world. She has spent the last decade cultivating a simple, land-based life and feels blessed to be able to care for a small herd of rescued equines while tending the land, growing food, and making medicine from plants and herbs in a circle of sacred reciprocity.

DATE: Sunday, Dec 11, 2022

TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 PM PT

COST: $50 - $125

Please choose a rate appropriate to your income and send your payment via the buttons below.

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale to support a variety of incomes.

Your support helps to fund a sanctuary that supports a small herd of rescued equines to live their best life.

For any questions please contact Lara:  |  541-740-3933


"This workshop was very powerful and transformative for me and I highly recommend it. Thank you Lara. I cannot say

enough about you and the safe space you held communally. You are masterful at what you do, and so clearly and

beautifully committed to helping heal the planet with this work. Deep bow of gratitude."

~ Laura Ghiringhelli Knutson, San Luis Obispo, CA

"Lara’s insight, knowledge and compassion to serve people through the process of grief is so powerful and wise. It’s very

evident she has devoted herself to this much needed practice of healing. The love and acceptance

she evokes in this work is truly moving and powerful."

~ Gina Shuman, San Luis Obispo, CA

"I would highly recommend this event. This was an extremely well held container. Lara, your wealth of experience,

your authenticity and openness, your compassion, and familiarity with grief, led the day beautifully."

~ Brenda Blair, Ashland, OR

"This is a great opportunity to go to very deep places and feel safe doing it, being held by a facilitator who is kind,

compassionate, powerful and experienced. Lara, I love the combination of your skills and experience,

your love and deep compassion for the work, your humor and seriousness with the process,

your kindness and the over abiding love that you share."

~ Jack Leishman, Ashland, OR

"The practices Lara took us through were deeply transformative. Her sensitivity to the needs of all the participants,

individually and collectively, was inspirational. She brought an incredible quality of presence to the

room that helped us all feel safe and supported."

~ Francesca Simms, Portland, OR

"Lara is an extraordinary spirit and a skillful facilitator. The container she created felt incredibly safe and inclusive

allowing me to do very deep work. This work is much-needed balm for healing the collective."

~ Jana Holm, Portland, OR

"Lara, because of the heart, beauty and wisdom you provided at the workshop, my life trajectory has been reset.

Deep level healing is the way free. Your gift to me. With deep honoring, love and gratitude."

~ Don GerBracht, San Luis Obispo, CA

"Having a strong leader who kept structure, time and process in check made me feel safe and secure and helped

ease any tension about the dayI have recommended this event to many friends already.

It was deeply nourishing and healing on many levels."

~ Jeanean Rauch, Corvallis, OR

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