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What Wisdom Is In Your WOMB?

Learn how to listen to your intuition, heal physical and emotional womb trauma, activate your palace of creativity and miracles in a SAFE, SUPPORTIVE, NURTURING SISTERHOOD.

Saturday MAY 13 - EAST OAKLAND HILLS (Private Mansion)
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SISTERS! Join us in intentional ceremony to drop deeply into the creative cauldron of the womb for healing, nourishment, and empowerment. DIVE INTO our sacred safe container to connect to you to your womb temple and discover the magic and mystery that is contained within. The womb is the center of your feminine power, and often a place where trauma gets trapped along with repression, and blocks. This ceremony nourishes your womb with the support and the prayers we co-create for healing. When you feel empowered and nourished in your womb all relationships in your community and the greater whole benefit. It is a crucial time on the planet that calls us to connect deeply to the powerful chalice within so we may help birth a loving, healthy, and grounded new paradigm. Will you answer the call? Amanda Elo'esh and Abigail Hinds offer Sacred Feminine Wisdom teachings, practices, rituals, and sound journey for womb healing. You will be offered an optional micro-dose of Huachuma {San Pedro} medicine, led by Amanda Elo'Esh ordained by the Native American Church. We ask this sacred plant ally to help us with our prayer for healing, clarity and insight. WHAT We will have a round of prayer with the Medicine and then receive teachings/practices/rituals for womb healing from Abigail, then a sound healing and guided imagery journey from Amanda to bring your prayers and the Medicine into your cellular structure. After the sound healing, you'll have space for each participant to either continue to be in deep, receptive meditation with the Medicine, to journal, to move or to seek support from myself or the assistants. Once our individual journey work is complete, we will come together as a circle and each person can share on whatever level they would like about your experience and be witnessed in your process. Everyone will get the help you need. We will then complete the ceremony with a Chanupa blessing. Afterward, we have a Wopila/potluck dinner to help us to ground in. EXCHANGE Exchange for each day is $133 ~ $200. To sign up you can register at www.eventbrite.com/e/womb-temple-ceremony-tickets-33466801103. If you would like to attend and pay full in person please rsvp directly to me at *protected email* so we know you are coming :) CO-ED OPTION MAY 28t We will be having a second all-inclusive ceremony, Sunday May 28th where we will invite our masculine allies to join us for an Alchemical Heart Opening, Visioning and Healing Ceremony♥ www.facebook.com/events/1741620342796755/ FACILITATORS Abigail Hinds ~ Began her womb journey many years ago when she got her IUD taken out and learned how to track her own moon cycle ~ this began a long journey of connecting more deeply with her body, her womb and the earth reflecting Her cycles within her. Whe studies Reiki, yoga, Ayurveda, dance, womb health, blood mysteries, hormonal balancing, herbal medicine, divine feminine embodiment, nutrition and the natural cycles of the earth. She is passionate about liberating the wild feminine, balancing the divine feminine & sacred masculine, and empowering our unique creative gifts through returning to our wombs and the powerful consciousness and wisdom that resides there. She has also cultivated her own deep connection with this sacred center that offers her own unique and embodied womb wisdom. Abigail offers moon cycle education, womb awareness and healing, facilitation of sacred space, yoni steams, plant medicine consultations, and counseling. She is a gifted and intuitive artist and a weaver, infusing magic and the creative spirit of life into sacred jewelry as medicine prayers for healing. May all the wombs of this earth be wild and free ♥ Amanda Elo'Esh ~ In 2002, Amanda healed overwhelming menstrual pain that had her reliant on powerful pharmaceuticals in just one month through her work with sacred plant medicines and a system she created called Subconscious Success Repatterning. Amanda has been a channel of the Sacred Feminine teachings her whole life and has taught and lead ceremony all over the world, including Oroville India, Bali, and locally in the Bay Area (including Google!). Amanda is educated in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy and is initiated into several shamanic healing traditions including Shipibo Ayahusca. She is an ordained priestess and medicine woman for Medicine Path Native American Church. She helps heart-centered women (and men) to find their own personal connection with Source, free from gurus, dogmas or religions, so that more and more of us can break free from our limitations and to live our purpose and prosper.

Womb Temple Ceremony

May 13, 2017, 10:30am - May 13, 2017, 1:30pm

Center for Living Wisdom, Oakland, CA

SISTERS! Join us in intentional ceremony to drop deeply into the creative cauldron of the womb for healing, nourishment, and empowerment. DIVE INTO our sacred safe container to connect to you to your womb temple and discover the magic and mystery that is contained within. The womb is the center of your feminine power, and often a place where trauma gets trapped along with repression, and blocks. This ceremony nourishes your womb with the support and the prayers we co-create for healing. When you feel empowered and nourished in your womb all relationships in your community and the greater whole benefit. It is a crucial time on the planet that calls us to connect deeply to the powerful chalice within so we may help birth a loving, healthy, and grounded new paradigm. Will you answer the call? Amanda Elo'esh and Abigail Hinds offer Sacred Feminine Wisdom teachings, practices, rituals, and sound journey for womb healing. You will be offered an optional micro-dose of Huachuma {San Pedro} medicine, led by Amanda Elo'Esh ordained by the Native American Church. We ask this sacred plant ally to help us with our prayer for healing, clarity and insight. WHAT We will have a round of prayer with the Medicine and then receive teachings/practices/rituals for womb healing from Abigail, then a sound healing and guided imagery journey from Amanda to bring your prayers and the Medicine into your cellular structure. After the sound healing, you'll have space for each participant to either continue to be in deep, receptive meditation with the Medicine, to journal, to move or to seek support from myself or the assistants. Once our individual journey work is complete, we will come together as a circle and each person can share on whatever level they would like about your experience and be witnessed in your process. Everyone will get the help you need. We will then complete the ceremony with a Chanupa blessing. Afterward, we have a Wopila/potluck dinner to help us to ground in. EXCHANGE Exchange for each day is $133 ~ $200. To sign up you can register at www.eventbrite.com/e/womb-temple-ceremony-tickets-33466801103. If you would like to attend and pay full in person please rsvp directly to me at *protected email* so we know you are coming :) CO-ED OPTION MAY 28t We will be having a second all-inclusive ceremony, Sunday May 28th where we will invite our masculine allies to join us for an Alchemical Heart Opening, Visioning and Healing Ceremony♥ www.facebook.com/events/1741620342796755/ FACILITATORS Abigail Hinds ~ Began her womb journey many years ago when she got her IUD taken out and learned how to track her own moon cycle ~ this began a long journey of connecting more deeply with her body, her womb and the earth reflecting Her cycles within her. Whe studies Reiki, yoga, Ayurveda, dance, womb health, blood mysteries, hormonal balancing, herbal medicine, divine feminine embodiment, nutrition and the natural cycles of the earth. She is passionate about liberating the wild feminine, balancing the divine feminine & sacred masculine, and empowering our unique creative gifts through returning to our wombs and the powerful consciousness and wisdom that resides there. She has also cultivated her own deep connection with this sacred center that offers her own unique and embodied womb wisdom. Abigail offers moon cycle education, womb awareness and healing, facilitation of sacred space, yoni steams, plant medicine consultations, and counseling. She is a gifted and intuitive artist and a weaver, infusing magic and the creative spirit of life into sacred jewelry as medicine prayers for healing. May all the wombs of this earth be wild and free ♥ Amanda Elo'Esh ~ In 2002, Amanda healed overwhelming menstrual pain that had her reliant on powerful pharmaceuticals in just one month through her work with sacred plant medicines and a system she created called Subconscious Success Repatterning. Amanda has been a channel of the Sacred Feminine teachings her whole life and has taught and lead ceremony all over the world, including Oroville India, Bali, and locally in the Bay Area (including Google!). Amanda is educated in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy and is initiated into several shamanic healing traditions including Shipibo Ayahusca. She is an ordained priestess and medicine woman for Medicine Path Native American Church. She helps heart-centered women (and men) to find their own personal connection with Source, free from gurus, dogmas or religions, so that more and more of us can break free from our limitations and to live our purpose and prosper.

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Woo hoo! Look at what happens when a (client) goddess says YES to herself!
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✣... Silence is Golden; it has Divine Power and Immense Energy.

Try to pay more attention to the Silence than to the Sounds. Paying attention to outer Silence creates Inner Silence: the mind becomes Still. Every Sound is born out of Silence, dies back into Silence.

The Unmanifested is Present in this world as Silence. All you have to do is Pay Attention to It.

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✣... Silence is Golden; it has Divine Power and Immense Energy. Try to pay more attention to the Silence than to the Sounds. Paying attention to outer Silence creates Inner Silence: the mind becomes Still. Every Sound is born out of Silence, dies back into Silence. The Unmanifested is Present in this world as Silence. All you have to do is Pay Attention to It. ✣ Eckhart Tolle Art © Ellen Vaman -Inspired by Bouguereau Lerepos www.facebook.com/ellen.vaman1 #EllenVaman #VisionaryArt #Spirituality #Stars #Love #Silence #Tolle #Consciousness #Goddess 1710.2

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SHANGRI LA LA. Like you can feel it dancing in your toes ~ From your Soul, to your groin, to your Heart and back again - with an Earth-deep grounding in between - the Gestalt of it all my friends, is found in your breath ~

Or is THROUGH YOUR BREATH (and the very act of breathing) ... or ... rather in your Heartspace that your breathing always brings you to ... or ... in the eternity you viscerally touch in your beating chest - with each and every breath you breathe, that guides you Home? Yes multiple-choicers, it's all of the above.

No matter what goes on outside, my first and best and safest place to go, is into my body to my Heartspace. And take a deep breath and just feel myself doing so, as best I can. You know, like GET PRESENT within. Actually, it's not the 'present moment' that's such a big deal, it's the Eternal Magic Mojo Supreme you fully touch into and hopefully become, by resting here.

FYI: Only in this HERE & NOW are you alive, is your life is actually taking place. Period. Wondrously, it's also the only place your Sacred lives as well. How convenient. In this, your breathing is your EVER PRESENT DOORWAY to your Divinity, your entre into your Sacred. With each breath, this is so.

Although you've been doing this from second 1, freshly squeezed out of your mom at birth, it's only because of its utter simplicity that you've never figured it out.

It's because your mind can't figure it out. It's not built to. It has other functions it does really well but being totally present in this moment, isn't one of them. That's why resting in your breath is the Awakened one's antidote. At least it's mine ~
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RITMO E DANZA DI SAN ROCCO (SPINNING DANCE) -This dance, originating in Calabria during the Middle Ages. It was danced during the time of the plague to help people release the overpowering fear of death. Due to the trance-inducing movements and incessant spinning, many people enter ecstatic states during this dance, similar to the Whirling Dervish ceremonies. ... Read MoreSee Less

RITMO E DANZA DI SAN ROCCO (SPINNING DANCE) -This dance, originating in Calabria during the Middle Ages. It was danced during the time of the plague to help people release the overpowering fear of death. Due to the trance-inducing movements and incessant spinning, many people enter ecstatic states during this dance, similar to the Whirling Dervish ceremonies.

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THE PIZZICA TARANTATA - The wild 6/8 rhythm of the Pizzica, played on medium size tambourines that produced a trance-like state beneficial for healing many mental-health disorders and imbalances. Alessandra will lead the participants in a circle dance where they'll create "spider-like" movements on the ground, releasing stress and blockages of sexual energy, as well as traumas and blocked emotions. ... Read MoreSee Less

THE PIZZICA TARANTATA - The wild 6/8 rhythm of the Pizzica, played on medium size tambourines that produced a trance-like state beneficial for healing many mental-health disorders and imbalances. Alessandra will lead the participants in a circle dance where they'll create "spider-like" movements on the ground, releasing stress and blockages of sexual energy, as well as traumas and blocked emotions.

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Location:
La Chiara di Prumiano, a beautiful 17th century villa set high in the rural hills of Tuscany's Chianti Classico vineyards, hosts our group of about twenty-five women and men who come from all over the world. As their guest, you'll stay in a spacious and comfortable room that boasts windows with shutters that open onto the surrounding shimmering olive groves. More pictures and information available here:
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Location: La Chiara di Prumiano, a beautiful 17th century villa set high in the rural hills of Tuscany's Chianti Classico vineyards, hosts our group of about twenty-five women and men who come from all over the world. As their guest, you'll stay in a spacious and comfortable room that boasts windows with shutters that open onto the surrounding shimmering olive groves. More pictures and information available here: www.prumiano.it/

Alessandra

May 13, 2017, 10:30am - May 13, 2017, 1:30pm

Location: La Chiara di Prumiano, a beautiful 17th century villa set high in the rural hills of Tuscany's Chianti Classico vineyards, hosts our group of about twenty-five women and men who come from all over the world. As their guest, you'll stay in a spacious and comfortable room that boasts windows with shutters that open onto the surrounding shimmering olive groves. More pictures and information available here: www.prumiano.it/

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My next retreat after the fantastic experience in Sicily! will be in the magic Hill of Tuscany in August I am very excited for my 17 annual Healing Dance & Percussion workshop RHYTHM IS THE CURE IN THE MAGIC HILLS OF TUSCANY
please get in touch if you are interested at *protected email*
Rhythm is the Cure will take place from August 17 to 24th, 2017
in a splendid Renaissance Villa in the magical hills of Tuscany, Italy
Rhythm is the Cure is a 7-day intensive healing workshop featuring Southern Italian ritual dances used as music and dance therapy for centuries throughout the Mediterranean. Participants will learn the unique style of tambourine playing and the ancient healing trance dance of the tarantella, used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula.
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Internationally renowned singer, percussionist, teacher Alessandra Belloni - Remo Artist proudly announces her 17th Annual Healing Dance & Percussion Workshop from Southern Italy Rhythm is the Cure will take place from August 17 to 24th, 2017 in a splendid Renaissance Villa in the magical hills of Tuscany, Italy Early bird discount available of $75.00 if you register by February 15th! About: Rhythm is the Cure is a 7-day intensive healing workshop featuring Southern Italian ritual dances used as music and dance therapy for centuries throughout the Mediterranean. Participants will learn the unique style of tambourine playing and the ancient healing trance dance of the tarantella, used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula. Location: La Chiara di Prumiano, a beautiful 17th century villa set high in the rural hills of Tuscany's Chianti Classico vineyards, hosts our group of about twenty-five women and men who come from all over the world. As their guest, you'll stay in a spacious and comfortable room that boasts windows with shutters that open onto the surrounding shimmering olive groves. More pictures and information available here: www.prumiano.it The workshop focuses on releasing blockages of energies, and break the imaginary "spiderweb" of the subconscious mind. Through this work, Alessandra has helped transform many people's lives through the years. The objectives of the workshop are: --To introduce the participants to an ancient form of music and dance therapy used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula and to come to understand the healing and stress-relieving effect of these rhythms and dances. --To learn the history of this powerful tambourine style, originally done mainly by women, which dates back to the rites of the Mother Earth Goddess Cybele, now worshiped as the Black Madonna bringing women back in touch with their drumming tradition. --To make the participants feel part of community-healing rituals as they use their bodies in movements that help open the energy points and stay grounded. --To release blockages of emotional and sensual energies through the Pizzica dance of liberation, therefore expelling any feelings of depression and repression. Students will learn the following ritual dances and rhythms: TAMMORRIATA - This is a beautiful, sensual dance from Naples danced with castanets to the rhythm of the large drum, called Tammorra. The movements and rhythm are set to an African beat played in 4/4 time. This powerful dance is done during the rituals held in the summer in honor of the black Madonna, originally ancient rites for the Earth Goddess Cybele. THE PIZZICA TARANTATA - The wild 6/8 rhythm of the Pizzica, played on medium size tambourines that produced a trance-like state beneficial for healing many mental-health disorders and imbalances. Alessandra will lead the participants in a circle dance where they'll create "spider-like" movements on the ground, releasing stress and blockages of sexual energy, as well as traumas and blocked emotions. RITMO E DANZA DI SAN ROCCO (SPINNING DANCE) -This dance, originating in Calabria during the Middle Ages. It was danced during the time of the plague to help people release the overpowering fear of death. Due to the trance-inducing movements and incessant spinning, many people enter ecstatic states during this dance, similar to the Whirling Dervish ceremonies. TARANTELLA ALLA MONTEMARANESE - A fun Carnevale dance in honor of Bacchus, god of wine and ecstasy, the Tarantella alla Montemaranese is danced in a circle to a very syncopated 6/8 rhythm while wearing masks and playing castanets. Alessandra ends the sessions using the ocean drum creating the sound of waves in a final relaxation invoking the healing power of the water. Using also ancient chants used as an invocation to the healing energy of the sun, the Black Madonna and the Goddess of Water and Love (Yemanja/Madonna del Mare). Participants are encouraged to wear white and red, and women to wear skirts. Cultural Excursion: An excursion will also take place to the nearby medieval walled city of Siena where we'll visit the Black Madonna in the Duomo, followed by a pilgrimage to one of Tuscany's little-known treasures, the Abbey of San Galgano, a spectacular ruined Cistercian gothic abbey, where the participants will experience a special drumming ceremony. At sunset we will drum while walking up the hill to the extraordinary Hermitage Montesiepi, which has another powerful Black Madonna. A Game Within the Game Using colorful fabrics, paints, feathers, and flowers, participants will create their own unique puppet to take home as part of their transformational experience. At the end of the week we will present a short performance in the style of TEATRO DEL BURATTINI, (Puppet Theatre) with South Italian folk music, led by the teachers Gaia Pescetti, and Alessandra Belloni. The birth of the Tarot is lost in the mists of ancient Italian history. Their symbols, however, are eternal. They continue to amaze us and share their stories! Puppets are another ancient art whose roots have long been forgotten; They are a caricature of human personality: impulsive, physical, comic and tragic. During the week in Tuscany, each morning before Alessandra's drumming and dancing teachings, Gaia, owner of La Chiara di Prumiano, will lead special puppet-making workshops. We will each choose a tarot card at the beginning of the week to represent this period of transformation. Using our hands, our symbols, and the mirror of our desires, we will each create a puppet as unique as we are! The Game Within The Game is an amazing experience, one which takes us into a creative place and allows us to meet the symbols and archetypes which are working for us and with us right now. Join us for a week you'll always remember! Register today! PRICES A $150 non-refundable registration fee is to be paid by May 30th. The remaining fee of $550 is due by June 30th. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $75.00 AVAILABLE IF YOU REGISTER BY MARCH 15! The fee for the workshop is $700 US (which includes all classes but excludes accommodations and meals) Housing options include 3 spectacular meals: euro 500 for triple room euro 560 for double room euro 650 for single room The fee does not include airfare or local transportation. Total fee for workshop, lodging and meals is approximately $1,300 (triple), $1,400 (double), or $1500 (single) PAYMENT SCHEDULE Due May 30th: $150 Registration Fee (Non Refundable) Click here to pay registration Due June 30th: $550 Workshop Tuition Click here to pay tuition EU 500 for triple room EU 560 for double room EU 650 for single room Must be made on site at La Chiara di Prumiano upon arrival ****PLEASE REGISTER EARLY - Workshop is limited to 22 students**** Payment may be made by check, credit card or paypal Checks or money orders must be made payable to Alessandra Belloni and should be sent to: Alessandra Belloni 1111 River Road, G-33 Edgewater, NJ 07020 Any questions? Contact us at: *protected email* or *protected email*

Rhythm is the Cure in Tuscany! Healing Drumming & dance retreat

August 17, 2017, 4:00pm - August 24, 2017, 10:00am

Agriturismo La Chiara di Prumiano

Internationally renowned singer, percussionist, teacher Alessandra Belloni - Remo Artist proudly announces her 17th Annual Healing Dance & Percussion Workshop from Southern Italy Rhythm is the Cure will take place from August 17 to 24th, 2017 in a splendid Renaissance Villa in the magical hills of Tuscany, Italy Early bird discount available of $75.00 if you register by February 15th! About: Rhythm is the Cure is a 7-day intensive healing workshop featuring Southern Italian ritual dances used as music and dance therapy for centuries throughout the Mediterranean. Participants will learn the unique style of tambourine playing and the ancient healing trance dance of the tarantella, used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula. Location: La Chiara di Prumiano, a beautiful 17th century villa set high in the rural hills of Tuscany's Chianti Classico vineyards, hosts our group of about twenty-five women and men who come from all over the world. As their guest, you'll stay in a spacious and comfortable room that boasts windows with shutters that open onto the surrounding shimmering olive groves. More pictures and information available here: www.prumiano.it The workshop focuses on releasing blockages of energies, and break the imaginary "spiderweb" of the subconscious mind. Through this work, Alessandra has helped transform many people's lives through the years. The objectives of the workshop are: --To introduce the participants to an ancient form of music and dance therapy used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula and to come to understand the healing and stress-relieving effect of these rhythms and dances. --To learn the history of this powerful tambourine style, originally done mainly by women, which dates back to the rites of the Mother Earth Goddess Cybele, now worshiped as the Black Madonna bringing women back in touch with their drumming tradition. --To make the participants feel part of community-healing rituals as they use their bodies in movements that help open the energy points and stay grounded. --To release blockages of emotional and sensual energies through the Pizzica dance of liberation, therefore expelling any feelings of depression and repression. Students will learn the following ritual dances and rhythms: TAMMORRIATA - This is a beautiful, sensual dance from Naples danced with castanets to the rhythm of the large drum, called Tammorra. The movements and rhythm are set to an African beat played in 4/4 time. This powerful dance is done during the rituals held in the summer in honor of the black Madonna, originally ancient rites for the Earth Goddess Cybele. THE PIZZICA TARANTATA - The wild 6/8 rhythm of the Pizzica, played on medium size tambourines that produced a trance-like state beneficial for healing many mental-health disorders and imbalances. Alessandra will lead the participants in a circle dance where they'll create "spider-like" movements on the ground, releasing stress and blockages of sexual energy, as well as traumas and blocked emotions. RITMO E DANZA DI SAN ROCCO (SPINNING DANCE) -This dance, originating in Calabria during the Middle Ages. It was danced during the time of the plague to help people release the overpowering fear of death. Due to the trance-inducing movements and incessant spinning, many people enter ecstatic states during this dance, similar to the Whirling Dervish ceremonies. TARANTELLA ALLA MONTEMARANESE - A fun Carnevale dance in honor of Bacchus, god of wine and ecstasy, the Tarantella alla Montemaranese is danced in a circle to a very syncopated 6/8 rhythm while wearing masks and playing castanets. Alessandra ends the sessions using the ocean drum creating the sound of waves in a final relaxation invoking the healing power of the water. Using also ancient chants used as an invocation to the healing energy of the sun, the Black Madonna and the Goddess of Water and Love (Yemanja/Madonna del Mare). Participants are encouraged to wear white and red, and women to wear skirts. Cultural Excursion: An excursion will also take place to the nearby medieval walled city of Siena where we'll visit the Black Madonna in the Duomo, followed by a pilgrimage to one of Tuscany's little-known treasures, the Abbey of San Galgano, a spectacular ruined Cistercian gothic abbey, where the participants will experience a special drumming ceremony. At sunset we will drum while walking up the hill to the extraordinary Hermitage Montesiepi, which has another powerful Black Madonna. A Game Within the Game Using colorful fabrics, paints, feathers, and flowers, participants will create their own unique puppet to take home as part of their transformational experience. At the end of the week we will present a short performance in the style of TEATRO DEL BURATTINI, (Puppet Theatre) with South Italian folk music, led by the teachers Gaia Pescetti, and Alessandra Belloni. The birth of the Tarot is lost in the mists of ancient Italian history. Their symbols, however, are eternal. They continue to amaze us and share their stories! Puppets are another ancient art whose roots have long been forgotten; They are a caricature of human personality: impulsive, physical, comic and tragic. During the week in Tuscany, each morning before Alessandra's drumming and dancing teachings, Gaia, owner of La Chiara di Prumiano, will lead special puppet-making workshops. We will each choose a tarot card at the beginning of the week to represent this period of transformation. Using our hands, our symbols, and the mirror of our desires, we will each create a puppet as unique as we are! The Game Within The Game is an amazing experience, one which takes us into a creative place and allows us to meet the symbols and archetypes which are working for us and with us right now. Join us for a week you'll always remember! Register today! PRICES A $150 non-refundable registration fee is to be paid by May 30th. The remaining fee of $550 is due by June 30th. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $75.00 AVAILABLE IF YOU REGISTER BY MARCH 15! The fee for the workshop is $700 US (which includes all classes but excludes accommodations and meals) Housing options include 3 spectacular meals: euro 500 for triple room euro 560 for double room euro 650 for single room The fee does not include airfare or local transportation. Total fee for workshop, lodging and meals is approximately $1,300 (triple), $1,400 (double), or $1500 (single) PAYMENT SCHEDULE Due May 30th: $150 Registration Fee (Non Refundable) Click here to pay registration Due June 30th: $550 Workshop Tuition Click here to pay tuition EU 500 for triple room EU 560 for double room EU 650 for single room Must be made on site at La Chiara di Prumiano upon arrival ****PLEASE REGISTER EARLY - Workshop is limited to 22 students**** Payment may be made by check, credit card or paypal Checks or money orders must be made payable to Alessandra Belloni and should be sent to: Alessandra Belloni 1111 River Road, G-33 Edgewater, NJ 07020 Any questions? Contact us at: *protected email* or *protected email*

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JOIN US TONIGHT AT THE ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM! Belloni and Steve Gorn will take the audience on an enchanting journey of discovery of the seven Black Madonnas, following the ancient Neapolitan legend, known as the "Seven Sisters" in Southern Italy. This trip into traditional legends, miracles and history, transports audiences to a time and place where an unbroken and ancient tradition continues today with processions, drumming rituals, chanting and sensual dancing in honor of the Black Madonna, who is considered the most important of the seven sisters. She continues to be venerated on a high sacred mountain, which pilgrims still climb barefoot while chanting and drumming in her honor.
The traditional music includes the chant to the Madonna of Monteverrgine (Avellino) La Madonna della Libera (Moiano Benevento) ,Madonna de li grazi (Sicily) Madonna di Seminara Reggio Calabria.
Alessandra will end with of the powerful ritual drumming & dance known as TAMMORRIATA, from the region of Campania, which dates back to the rites of the Mother Earth Goddess Cybele, now worshiped as the Black Madonna
In this special presentation an interactive performance , the audience will learn musical mystical traditions associated with the Black Madonna from Southern Italy, Spain, France Brazil, connecting her to the pre-Christian devotion to the Goddesses Cybele, Artemis, Isis, Aphrodites. The goal is to empower women and men who are in need of finding their inner strength, power and spiritual path through these experiences, history, and music.
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Conversations About the Black Madonna

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Italian American Museum

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June 23, 2017, 6:00pm - August 6, 2017, 10:00pm

Jeffrey Bihr Studio

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