Workshops

     Becoming Intimate with the Earth: a Work and Play Shop Bethlehem Centre

                        May 12 – 13, 2017 Bethlehem Centre Nanaimo BC    

We have a new sacred narrative for the world – a scientific cosmology that redefines the role of humans and offers hope in these challenging times. Pauline Le Bel, in her book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, offers powerful ways to live inside that story.

With wisdom, wit, poetry and music, Pauline will guide workshop participants through the Ways of Intimacy described in her book: Wonder, Emptiness, Imagining, Transformation and Community. Immerse yourself in Earth’s beauty and generosity. Experience how you are embraced by, and embedded in, the natural world. And come away with your own intimacy practices.

Review: “Science-rich, artful, soul-nourishing.” Michael Dowd, author, Thank God for Evolution

for a three-minute video about the book go to:

 For those who would like to purchase the book before the retreat, please email Pauline at songspinner(at)shaw(dot)ca or send a cheque for $25 to Pauline at P.O. Box 412, Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0.

 Date: Fri May 12 – Sat May 13, 2017

Fri 7 – 9 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Bethlehem Centre, 2371 Arbot Rd. Nanaimo, BC

 Suggested donation:  Residential $198: includes overnight, three meals and two snacks.

Please do not let cost deter you, call us about our scholarship fund

Register:  https://bethlehemcentre.com/events/becoming-intimate-with-the-earth-a-work-and-play-shop-with-pauline-le-bel/

     

           Praise for Becoming Intimate with the Earth workshop:

“Pauline came to Seattle to do a customized presentation for a long term study group focused on connecting humanity with the consciousness of the Natural World.  She created a dynamic, interactive session based on specific sections of her book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, that we had been focusing on.  Her ability to engage her audience with themes of both joy and sorrow is authentic.  She involves both the mind and the heart in a way that is irresistible.  I highly recommend her workshops!”
      Peter Berry, Seedbearers, Seattle, August 2015
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Praise for Telling New Stories for Our Times workshop:
“I participated in the story-telling workshop in November and honestly, it was life changing for me. I had a moment during the workshop where I felt very brave and inspired to apply for a new job. I got hired and am now doing important work with Indigenous stories and law and the environment. Amazing how things unfold when we let them.”

 Maxine, participant 2015

“Thank you for a most inspiring and encouraging workshop. Your gifts of storytelling and song invited us to transcend ourselves. I loved the explorations that you engaged us in. Thank you for your generous offerings of time and presence.
   Gertie Jocksch, Earth Literacies, Victoria, October 2015
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             UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
           Becoming Intimate with the Earth: a

Work and Play Shop with Pauline Le Bel

Fri Sept 23, 5:00 pm – Sat Sep 24, 4:00 pm 2016

Earth Literacies, Music, Nature, Poetry

Presented in Partnership with Earth Literacies and Bethlehem retreat Centre, Nanaimo, BC

Suggested Donation:

Residential $180

includes overnight, three meals and two snacks.

Commuter $104

includes lunch and 2 snacks

To register and for more information:

Bethlehem Retreat Centre

250.754.3254

1.877.889.0517

 

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PAST WORKSHOPS

Telling New Stories for Our Uncertain Times – Vancouver

We have become disenchanted and disempowered by the stories told by the generals, the politicians, and the oil conglomerates. One of the most evolutionary acts we can engage in today is the telling of new, transformational stories. Inspired by the science-based Universe Story – the modern story of our origins – participants will explore basic elements of storytelling and be supported in the creation of their own stories – political, economic, cultural, personal.

No storytelling experience necessary

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Bring a bag lunch)

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

Cost: $70. Includes VanDusen Garden admission fee

Wear comfortable clothing.

I will also be giving this workshop in Victoria on October 24 at Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern Street.

Registration: earthliteracies@gmail. 250-220-4601 Do not let cost prohibit your attending. Please contact: Earth Literacies www.earthliteracies.org

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Becoming Intimate with the Earth workshop

Imagine spending a day at the exquisite VanDusen Garden, a day to immerse yourself in Earth’s beauty and generosity, and to experience how you are embraced by, and embedded in, the natural world. Pauline Le Bel’s workshop, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, invites you to do just that. With wisdom, song, and poetry you will be guided through the Ways of Intimacy described in her book: The Ways of Wonder, Emptiness, Imagining, Transformation, and Community. We will move through and out of the old stories that told us we were separate, independent, isolated beings, and breathe in the new stories – scientific, cultural, and economic – that illuminate our interdependence and responsibility to all life.

Bring your sense of awe and your sense of humour.

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Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Bring a bag lunch)

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

Cost: $65. Includes VanDusen Garden admission fee

Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration: earthliteracies@gmail. 250-220-4601 Do not let cost prohibit your attending. Please contact Earth Literacies.

I will also be giving a Becoming Intimate with the Earth workshop in Victoria on November 1st at Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern Street.

Registration: earthliteracies@gmail. 250-220-4601 Do not let cost prohibit your attending. Please contact Earth Literacies.

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Vocal Gym – a playshop

I offer vocal playshops to help singers and non-singers claim their birthright to sing and be heard. Classes are fun and freeing.

“My experience in Pauline’s voice workshop has been beautiful and inspiring. Her work helped me to reawaken to full creativity and freedom. I am deeply grateful to have met her, and I hope she will bring her work to multitudes of people as she is a great teacher of voice and artistic beauty.”
 Vincenzo Guarisco, Bangkok, Thailand, Vocal Gym participant

“I thought I would have to travel to Esalen to study voice in this way.”
… Beata Barinbaum, Vocal Gym participant

“Pauline’s workshops change lives. I witnessed shy people who have never sung, flower into their purest, most lovely essence.”
… Corbin Keep, Wild cellist, Vocal Gym participant 

“I love Pauline’s holistic and integrated voice-work; her approach combines yoga-like focus on the body, breathing, with dramatic experimentation. And perhaps most important, the sessions are always fun.”
… Susanna Braund, bass player

To enquire about workshops, email Pauline at songspinneratshaw.ca

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