A viable neighborhood is a community: and a viable community is made up of neighbors who cherish and protect what they have in common. --Wendell Berry
55th Annual Spring Conference
June 7-9, 2013
Pilgrim Park Retreat Center, Princeton, IL
The Fabulous Face of the Divine Feminine
Embracing the Goddess Within
Teressena Bakens is a spiritual midwife helping people heal and transform through shamanic ceremony. Her path of shamanic study began with Ojibwe Grandmother, Woman of the Four Skies and Oneida Grandmother, Bright Day Star Woman, who shared their Native American wisdom with her. Teressena passes on the wisdom shared with her by conducting women’s circles, shamanic ceremony, and facilitating workshops. She is also a full-mesa carrier in a Peruvian lineage of shaman and a graduate of the Healing the Light Body School. Over the past 13 years, she and her husband, Martien, have studied and received initiations with Mayan and Olmec elders. Together they facilitate sacred journeys to the Mayan lands. She is also the guardian of the crystal skull, Opheleah.
Teressena is a visionary artist and published author. She has been a keynote speaker and presenter at several conferences and symposiums in the United States and abroad. Teressena is a mother and grandmother and resides with her husband in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Singing in Sacred Circle
2013 Fall Conference • October 18-20
DeKoven Retreat Center • 600 - 21st Street, Racine, WI 53403
Join us the weekend of October 18-20 for our annual Women’s Connection Fall Conference! This year we will be meeting at a great new Retreat location - the DeKoven Center in Racine Wisconsin. The Center is within walking distance of Lake Michigan. The lodging, dining hall and most of the workshops are all located in the same comfortable building. Our opening and closing ceremonies, keynote address, several workshops and our vendor area take place a short, well-lit walk across the beautiful quad.
The Keynote speaker will be Shelley Graff - feminist singer, songwriter, guitarist and Singing in Sacred Circle facilitator.
“We are fortunate to have Shelley Graff among us. She is generous of heart and skill -- infused with love for the promise that comes when women sing together.” - Carolyn McDade
In the fall of the year we join together and connect to gather inner warmth for the winter to come. Want to CONNECT with other like minded women? See old friends and make new ones. Join us for our 31st Fall retreat!