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Taught by Lauren Torres
Date(s): July 12th (Saturday) and 13th (Sunday)
Time: Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mokena Forest Preserve’s Environmental Learning Center, Mokena, IL
Price: $150
Camping (on platform with tents and cots) available with advanced notice, $12


The world around us is filled with intelligent spirits that are part of the natural world.  When we invite them into our lives the power and knowledge of these spirits can imbue our work and our spaces with their energy.

Using shamanic techniques, we will learn how to communicate with the spirits of nature and how to invite and build closer connections with them.  We will learn the ways that they can support us and how we can better respect them.  A deeper relationship with the spirits of nature can support work of all kinds, and will give you a sense of being connected wherever you go.

Outdoor class taught in a beautiful forest preserve, a yurt will be available for inclement weather.

You must have taken an introductory journey class to take this workshop.  To register, contact Lauren Torres.  Send a deposit (check or money order) and the following information to, Lauren Torres, PO Box 918, Lansing IL 60438.




What to bring:
You must have a rattle or a drum. (You can create a rattle by putting small stones/popping corn or similar in a water bottle.)
Something to cover your eyes while journeying.
Bring a camp chair or something to sit on when outside (some benches are available)
A journal/notebook and pen to write down what is taught in the class.
Appropriate clothing to work outside.

Near the intersection of Wolf Road and Rt. 30, see link for full directions: Mokena Forest Preserve’s Environmental Learning Center  In the case of this workshop, if you see the building you have gone too far.  The location will be on your left as you drive into the forest preserve.  If you get to the building, you can park in that area and walk back.