- July 24-25, 2021
- 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 am U. S. Pacific)
With so many crises, concerns, and challenges today, we need all our tools and medicines to protect and manifest what is possible, sacred, and necessary in the face of crumbling and oppressive systems. One of the potent ways to manifest the possible is through working with our dreams.
The more we explore, engage, and work with our dreams, the more they reveal and share with us. Dreams are generative; they happily respond to our invitations, they build through symbol and metaphor, and their guidance unfolds over time. Dreams can empower and guide us to heal individually and collectively. Dreamwork, the practice of working with our dreams, connects us to our highest selves.
Join dreamwork teachers and community dream circle leaders Luz C. Valverde and Indigo Som for a transformative workshop exploring our dreams and dreamwork through waking action and ritual.
Luz and Indigo introduce dream group guidelines and share insights into various approaches to dreamwork. This workshop offers explorations into enhancing dream recall, dream incubation, and tips for lucid dreaming. Discover dreamwork practices that integrate Tarot, gemstones, and how to dream with your ancestors. Luz and Indigo also share tips for dream reentry as well as ways to invite dreams with certain intentions such as physical or emotional healing.
Learn valuable tools for creating a vibrant dreamwork practice, either on your own or in a group.
Luz C. Valverde is a queer mixed-race Xicana indigena cis-femme, raised by Gay and Lesbian parents in radical, ceremonial and Two Spirit communities. She has been practicing formal dreamwork since 2009, and following classes at Ancestral Apothecary, held space for a community dream circle in her home over the course of 2010-2011. In 2017, she co-taught “Dreamwork as Spiritual and Healing Practice” at Ancestral Apothecary. Through the magic of Zoom, she taught “Dreamwork 101 for Healing Practice and Ritual” with Abuela’s Medicina in Albuquerque during the winter 2020-2021, and in Spring of 2021 she is teaching an advanced dream class at Ancestral Apothecary.
In her day job, Luz is a criminal defense attorney and certified mediator. Luz believes the circle / ritual is a profound container for deepening ancestral connection, synergizing collective wisdom and receiving guidance. Luz relocated from the Bay Area to Albuquerque three years ago and is enjoying meeting the people, plants, and elements of these Tiwa Pueblo lands.
Indigo Som (she/her) cross-pollinates her practices of dreamwork, tarot, artmaking, foodmaking, pleasure, magic, meditation, and the Dharma, embracing metaphor as a powerful tool for self-knowledge, healing and transformation. She has taught dreamwork at Ancestral Apothecary School since 2012. Indigo is a Fire Horse Cancerian queer cis femme who dreams of mental, emotional, spiritual and bodily nourishment for all. “Born, bred & buttered” on Miwok and Ohlone land with ancestors from Hong Kong and Toisan areas, she has called the East Bay home since 1986.
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