Women Awakening is proud to announce that we are now a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Entity. As well as bringing you compelling quality content in our International Women's Summit every December, we are also excited to continue the legacy of Project Lumina by providing scholarships for young women in Tipitapa, Nicaragua. 

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WOMEN AWAKENING IS PROUD TO BE SPONSORED BY:

 
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JILL MOLLENHAUER & ROBERT BLAND

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KIRK & STEFANI COCHRAN

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ELENA & OSCAR MORENO

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WOMEN AWAKENING 2018

Schedule of Events

Friday, December 7

5:00 – 7:00p.m. Kirtan- Shine Your Light/Opening Ceremony

Saturday, December 8

8:00-9:30 a.m. Meditation, Yoga and Movement

30 Minute Intermission

10:00-11:30 Birth and Death: Portals Between Worlds

25 Minute Intermission

5 Minute Magical Moment

12:00-1:30 The Magic of Failure

25 Minute Intermission

5 Minute Magical Moment

2:00-3:30 Manifesting What We Are Wanting

25 Minute Intermission

5 Minute Magical Moment

4:00-5:30 Creating Magic Through the Power of Words

25 Minute Intermission

5 Minute Magical Moment

6:00 Closing Ceremony/The Magic of Love: Dreaming Our World Into Becoming

Sunday, December 9

8:00-9:30 Meditation, Yoga and Movement

30 Minute Intermission

10:00-11:30 Dharma Talk Preceded by a Guided Vipassana Meditation Period

25 Minute Intermission

5 Minute Magical Moment

12:00-1:30 The Art of Intimacy: Creating Magical Connection With Yourself And Others

25 Minute Intermission

5 Minute Magical Moment

2:00-3:30 Your Magical Voice: Singing and Songwriting for All

25 Minute Intermission

5 Minute Magical Moment

4:00-5:30 Walking in Beauty

25 Minute Intermission

5 Minute Magical Moment

6:00 Closing Ceremony

 
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MEDITATION, YOGA AND MOVEMENT

This hybrid class combines yoga asanas with free movement as the energy slowly builds to a fun playful dance party. The whole experience is enhanced by a playlist of evocative music.

Class begins with a relaxing meditation, with an emphasis on mind-body awareness and conscious breath. With Marimar and Zoe as your guides, your senses will awaken as you transform gradually from a state of internal awareness to creative expression through dance.

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ELENA ASCENCIO IBAÑEZ

DHARMA TALK PRECEDED BY A GUIDED VIPASSANA MEDITATION PERIOD.

A Dharma talk is said to be an art form. It is woven starting from a sincere presence, using several forms of speech, all in agreement with the teachings and considering the current circumstances of the listeners. Elena is happy to share what she has discovered on her own self-inquiry process so far, doing it through an honest account of where she is and where she has been.

Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique that begins with the observation of the breath as a method to concentrate the mind and goes on to observe the changing nature of body and mind.

BIO

Elena Ascencio-Ibáñez is an artist, English/Spanish translator and entrepreneur. She has been collaborating and translating the work of the psychiatrist, meditation and Dharma teacher Dr. Robert K. Hall for years. Most notably, Elena translated Dr. Hall’s collection of poems featured in Buddha Now, Buda Ya, as well as his most recent collection of Dharma Talks Así Es, which also features her own artwork. She has worked with Dr. Robert Saltzman, as the editor for his recent book The Ten Thousand Things and as translator of his writings.

Elena is also a Dharma teacher in her own right, and travels throughout Mexico collaborating with Dr. Hall for silent meditation and Gestalt retreats, and is currently in training as a Gestalt guide. 


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ALLSION EATON & LIZ CAMPBELL

SHINE YOUR LIGHT - KIRTAN

When We think of magic, it's something electric, bright, shimmering. This shimmering, bright, electric light is contained within each and everyone of us. Music, dancing, singing, anything non-linear brings us back to our creative force and the light within each and everyone of us. Singing mantras, helps to bring us back into the light. We sing all the different names of love to remind us that we are love, we are pure, that we are strong, courageous, infinite, expansive and timeless. These mantras dust off the heart and allow it to shine forth leading the way, in front of the mind. The vibrations created by repeating these words over and over both lull the mind into a single focal point (the heart), and also creates healing and calming effects on the nervous system and thus the body. The magic is experienced in every cell of your body. We create a very open, approachable, loving space for everyone to feel safe and comfortable. Everyone can participate. No experience necessary, you don't have to have a trained voice. When we all sing together all the voices and tones come together to create a beautiful sound. So everyone should feel welcomed.

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Liz Campbell - Mama, Yoga teacher, Holistic Nutritionist
Liz has been teaching yoga for over a decade now and gives thanks for the many ways this practice continues to feed her life.
Before coming to Baja, she worked as a nutritionist for Whole Foods Market, helping to develop and implement their healthy eating programs.
Her greatest teacher in this life is her little babe Miss Naia who continues to surprise and delight her.
Liz was introduce to mantra from her teacher years ago, and instantly fell in love with its ability to focus and calm her mind.  She has always had a passion for singing and its ability to help her see the light, but when she met Allison and learned to sing mantras, her life was complete.
Liz and Allison now spread their love and light through this form of vibrational healing.

Allison Eaton is a E-RYT 500 YOGA INSTRUCTOR, YACEP, REIKI MASTER TEACHER, KIRTANISTA ॐ  Allison Eaton is an international teacher of Yoga, Reiki and Meditation. She teaches Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Trainings and Reiki Certification Trainings world-wide. Allison is a Bhakti Yogini who sings heart-felt, devotional music and mantras and hosts community kirtan with the “Baja Bhakti Babes.”                                                                                                                                                                                                              Allison is the author of several yoga and Reiki manuals and books and is featured in the guided music and meditation album, "Sat Nam."To learn more about Allison, please visit: www.allisoneaton.com and Instagram: @allisonclaireeaton


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ZOË DEARBORN & HOLLY MAE HADDOCK

YOUR MAGICAL VOICE - SINGING AND SONGWRITING FOR ALL

The purpose of this workshop is to invite participants into a creative experience of writing lyrics to a song that expresses your feelings about the theme: creating magic, as well as a synthesis of your experience of the Women Awakening 2018 weekend. Participants will develop a deeper understanding and comfort with the process of singing and songwriting and will have the opportunity to create and record a Women Awakening theme song that expresses the ideas and feelings of the group.

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Holly Mae Haddock is a personal process guide working and playing to unite the arts, psychotherapy, and process work. She has a Bachelors in Fine Art from UC Berkeley, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies. She has worked for 6+ years as a psychotherapist in clinical settings and 4+ years as a coach in various milieus in Oakland, Detroit, Berlin, San Diego and now Portland. Holly Mae practices many arts but loves songwriting most of all. 
 Holly Mae is interested in weaving people together in fulfilling, healing community relationships through arts-based play and collective creation. In her one on one work she specializes in deepening, or sounding the profundity available to us all through embrace of the Dark Night aspect of Self-actualization. She is interested in planetary ascension and healing the world.

Zoë Dearborn is an expressive arts therapist, creativity teacher and multimedia artist. She has an MA in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a BA in Studio Art and East Asian Studies from Oberlin College. Zoë teaches two expressive arts therapy classes in Todos Santos: Art Journal Lab and Dance Lab, offers courses online and intuitive counseling in her private practice in Todos Santos. Zoë is also a writer, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the rock band Zoë & The Mischief, a trained actress and improvisor, photographer and creative collaborator. Originally from Brooklyn NY, she now lives off the grid in a homemade desert homestead near Todos Santos with her husband and 8 year old son.

For WA 2016, Zoë presented How To Be Yourself by Loving All Yourselves, A journey through Expressive Arts Therapy and in 2017, she presented the interactive workshop The Power of Owning Your Shadow. For WA 2018, she will be collaborating with Holly Mae Haddock in Magical Voice: Singing and Songwriting.

For more information on her work: www.zoedearborn.net


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FRAN GALLAHER

BIRTH AND DEATH: PORTALS BETWEEN WORLDS

Imagine that there is the world of the Seen—our everyday physical, material reality—and the world of the Unseen—the realm of the non-physical, of the immaterial. And imagine that birth and death are simply portals between these two worlds. Imagine that we potentially have a number of both birth and death experiences in a single lifetime and that movement between these two aspects of reality can be natural, fluid and organic.
Imagine further that presence, both as present moment awareness and the presence of the soul, gives us passage to move between these worlds and that, with time and experience, these two worlds can become simply two aspects of one, larger, world.
In this experiential talk you will:
Explore the mysteries of birth and death and the veil between them
Learn how women are gifted with a special ability to move between worlds
Experience a kind of “life review” and learn how you may have experienced your own version of death and rebirth in your life—perhaps even more than once.

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Fran Gallaher is an Intuitive Life Coach and the Founder of Really Flourish LLC. Fran was a faculty member for the Program in Intuition, the Kaiser Institute, for eight years. She coached and taught intuition to physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators and business leaders, such as the President of Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the head of the Veterans Administration, the interim head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other business leaders. Fran uses her own intuition to make her coaching focused and effective to get to the heart of her client’s situation. She also uses focusing exercises and energy processes to assist clients during individual sessions and workshops to allow her clients to more strongly connect to their inner selves through direct experience and the discovery of their own, often unrecognized, inner resources and heart’s desires. 

An Intuitive Life Coach, presenter, speaker, writer and leader in the area of personal and business evolution, Fran lives in Denver, Colorado.


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ANN HAZARD

CREATING MAGIC THROUGH THE POWER OF WORDS

This a workshop that will focus on the power of words to create and express magic. Our goal is not to be super awesome or “real” writers, but to engage and surprise ourselves. To use words to celebrate ourselves and each other. To leave this room with a spirit of joy. For to me, the essence of magic is JOY.

I’m here because I wrote a book in 1997 called Cooking with Baja Magic. Eight years later I wrote a sequel, Cooking with Baja Magic Dos. In between and after, I wrote two more books, countless articles, newspaper columns, newsletters and website content. The common denominator in my writing was Baja. It was always about Baja, and the magical effect it has had on me my entire life.

For me, Baja Magic is about creating and maintaining an attitude where we can focus on the beauty in God’s creations—not our own. It’s in the views, the air, the light, the ocean and the sea, the beaches, the music, the people. The language, the history, the culture. And the food, of course. The freedom to roam and explore perhaps most of all. To cultivate it is to kick off your shoes, put on some latin music and savor life. Share. Appreciate. Care. Laugh. Accept. Grow. I could go on and on, but I don’t want to spoil your fun. Besides, you’re here, in Baja, so I’m pretty sure you “get it.”

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Ann Hazard is a writer, foodie and adventurer. She has been in love with Baja since she was in fourth grade. Her grandfather settled in San Diego in 1890 and traveled extensively in northern Mexico. Ann’s dad tagged along with him as a kid and grew up loving Baja. He began taking Ann, her sister Nina and their mom south of the border in the early ‘60s. They camped on empty beaches and in the mountains, they explored the Sea of Cortez by boat and they flew into remote places only accessible by small plane.
 Ann has lived part time in Baja since 1993 and has carved a career out of her passion for this magical peninsula. She’s written four books about her life and travels: Cooking with Baja Magic, Cartwheels in the Sand, Agave Sunsets and Cooking with Baja Magic Dos. Additionally, she has written for numerous travel and culinary publications on both sides of the border, and several websites as well. 
 Ann has a home in Todos Santos. When not in Baja, she lives in Encinitas, in North San Diego County.


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JENNIFER MADDOX

THE MAGIC OF FAILURE

Success is measured by the number of times we are able to get up after falling down. Success in life, career or love is directly related to the relationship we have with failure. Everyone poops. Everyone needs to sleep and everyone, every single one of us has experience failure. What if we looked at moments where we thought we were complete failures as doorways to embracing our own humanity and spirit of humility! What if we could make it part of our experience and successful lives?
Discover evidence-based strategies for reexamining your take on failure in your life.

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Jennifer Dawn Maddox, LCSW, MASM, CYT, RM
Jennifer is the owner of a private psychotherapy/coaching practice specializing in mindful resiliency. Her approach is rooted in mindful and yoga based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential Psychotherapy and many trauma-based modalities.  Jennifer is also a Reiki Master and brings a deep sense of spirituality and joy to her practice.  Her passions lie in helping individuals who are fed up with feeling exhausted and scared recover their resilient nature. Truth is, in life and in love, change happens, whether it is thrust upon us, or of our own making. Therefore, everyone needs a Get Back Out There Coach! Jennifer has helped a multitude of people get back out there after trauma or heart ache.  For the last decade and a half, Jennifer has been happily busy with her kids, her practice and surfing life’s waves with Project Lumina (www.projectlumina.org).  Now that her girls are getting older and the waves of life are taking her other shores, she is busting out to write more and speak up more about the issues and subjects that are near and dear to her heart such as, peace, mindful connection and the power of redemptive process.  She is the author of many articles and blog posts such as “I Don’t Want (or Need) my Own Soulmate and Here’s Why.” She has been quietly making a name for herself as a resiliency expert, writer, story teller, actress / model and entrepreneur.
 


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ELENA MORENO

WALKING IN BEAUTY

The Beauty Way Path is a concept that is embraced by many Native America tribes. The Dineh/Navajo people refer to it as "hozho naash", the path of natural order. The Beauty Way is to learn to live as though life is a ceremony. It is about developing a state of innocent harmony with all that renews our peace of mind and happiness. It is a deeply personal condition that once achieved can also extend to our family, the community and the planet.

How can we find Beauty? How do we embrace it? How can we make it ours?

During our Women Awakening conversation we will learn to see that Beauty is all around and within each of us as well as within all things and all Beings.

We will seek to identify what is Beauty and how to apply it to the circumstances of our life.

We will discuss paths we may travel to enter into a state of Beauty and how to sustain that condition and should we fall out of Beauty, what are some ways to return.

We will explore practices and attitudes to enhance our intentions and focus our Path.

I invite you to come walk with me.

Today I will walk in Beauty, an Anasazi Prayer Today I will walk out, today everything evil will leave me. I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body. I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me. I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me. I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me. I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful. In beauty all day long may I walk. Through the returning seasons, may I walk. On the trail marked with pollen may I walk. With dew about my feet, may I walk. With beauty before me may I walk. With beauty behind me may I walk. With beauty below me may I walk. With beauty above me may I walk. With beauty all around me may I walk. In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk. In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk. My words will be beautiful.

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Elena Moreno is a yoga teacher, writer, doctor of Naturopathic medicine, environmentalist and business woman.  She is on the board of a number of nonprofit organization including the Cancer Registry of Baja California Sur, The Center for Renewable Energy and Environmental Quality, Circulos, Inc. as well as other organizations dedicated to education, conservation, service, personal growth and indigenous traditions, including, of course, Women Awakening.  She also is the founder of the Empowerment Series, an educational program for personal growth and spiritual development, which is taught in the United States, Mexico and other countries.  A mother and grandmother, Elena lives with her husband of 46 years, her 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren in Todos Santos, a magical community on the pacific coast of Baja California Sur in Mexico.

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NETTIE JEAN SCARZAFAVA

MANIFESTING WHAT WE ARE WANTING

How the law of attraction works- (I will use my own personal stories and those of women I work with) so there are practical examples which can provide insights.

How the magic of this work is never done, as it is really our inner work. which

How consistent persistence is required in monitoring that which is always emerging and becoming, otherwise, our efforts end up being out of step with the universal timing.... and manifestation is frustrated.

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Nettie Jean Scarzafava had a Spiritual Awakening in 1984, which prompted her attempt to understand her experience through studying the laws of physics and the books of the world’s religions. Her search landed her in a sweatlodge and it was there that all worlds converged. She has walked and learned from the Lodge for 28 years and is an authorized Ceremonial Leader and a Dancer in Indigenous Ceremonies. She is a Reiki Master, and a LightBody EnergyWorker. She has studied with the Shamans of many lands and with Teachers who are known as Christian Mystics. She has been Initiated and received Attunements from various traditions, yet the thread that continues to stitch her forward, is the joy and the terror inside herself, of consciously choosing to let go…to Spirits Way.


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SHAMAN ROSE MUÑIZ

THE MAGIC OF LOVE: DREAMING OUR WORLD INTO BECOMING

Together, we’ll go on a discovery of the magic of re-connecting to destiny and dreaming our world into becoming. We’ll close with a Shamanic Prayer Bundle that will help us to create magic with our love and intention.

Destiny Journey: A shamanic journey that takes one out of time and space and into the upper world. A journey to visit the land of Quetzalcoatl. The journey is a fun, guided meditation that allows one to play in the space of creativity. The goal is to connect each person to their unique experience of the energy of their destiny. Reconnecting with the ‘feeling’ of destiny helps to remind us on the soul level, why we are here. With that memory in mind, it is easier to navigate the world and recognize the path to your greatest and highest destiny.

Followed by Engergy Cleansing for those who wish to participate.

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Shaman Rose Muñiz was trained in ancient shamanic wisdom teachings with cutting-edge practices in nutrition, biology and neuroscience. She helps her clients experience health on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. 

She earned her certification through the Four Winds Light Body School and was trained by Dr. Alberto Villoldo and his wife Marcela. She has worked with over 100 clients and each session is held with the highest sacred and ethical care. Each experience is unique and guided by the energy of my clients or groups that I am working with.

In addition, She is the co-founder of Fit Snack, a healthy subscription snack box company that also provides quick start tools to healthy living. Prior, she was a Manager at Accenture for 10 years consulting for top Fortune 100 Companies. She also co-founded non-profit Hope Connects which ran from 2009 - 2016 and now serves on the Board of the Spring Institute. 


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RACHEL SIZEMORE

THE ART OF INTIMACY: CREATING MAGICAL CONNECTION WITH YOURSELF AND OTHERS

As human beings, we deeply crave intimate connection with ourselves and others. Our bodies actually physically require it in order to thrive. And yet we live in a world that increasingly closes us off from others, with many of us living more and more isolated physically and emotionally. It takes courage to open your heart and truly connect with someone. Courage and vulnerability. But that is where the potential for true intimacy lies. When we are deeply connected to ourselves, we can better hear our intuition and our heart’s longings. We discover the guidance which can lead us to create a life filled with more love, purpose, and magic. When we are deeply connected to our friends, we feel a deep sense of safety and ease. We open an ability to be more of our true selves. When we are deeply connected to our partners, we can experience the bliss of open hearted physical intimacy, as well as a depth of understanding and communication that creates a sustainable, loving bond.

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Rachel Sizemore is a Sex, Love and Relationship Coach who helps women reawaken their bodies and their sexuality. She is passionate about getting women out of their heads and back into their bodies so they can experience greater pleasure and a deep, tender connection to themselves. Rachel is also the creator and host of Ripen, the podcast for turning women on to their desires and truth. If you're looking to reignite your spark and your passion, check out Ripen on iTunes or Stitcher and connect with Rachel at www.rachelsizemore.com


 

WOMEN AWAKENING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, December 2, 2016
4-6 PMRegistration
6 PM      Opening Ceremony

Saturday, December 3, 2016
8:30-10:00     Yoga with Marimar Moreno
10:30-11:30    The Gift of Intuition with Fran Gallaher
11:45-12:45    Finding Fluidity through the Female Archetypes w/Stacie     Scarberry
12:45-2:15    Lunch/Free Time
2:15-3:15    Harnessing the Power of Your Cycle with Rachel Sizemore
3:30-4:30    Women, Tradition and Nutrition with Nikki Burnett
4:45-5:45    Making Friends With Your Emotions with Elena Moreno
6:00-7:15    How to Be Yourself by Loving All Yourselves with Zoë Dearborn

7:30           Awakening Voices Concert at La Esquina withJenelle Aubade, Divier Guive and Zoë Dearborn *

Sunday, December 4, 2016
8:00-9:30     Movement Meditation & Dance with Zoë Dearborn
10:00-12:00    Dharma Talk with Elena Ascencio-Ibanez *
12:15-1:15    The Spirit of the Dance with Maluca Flores
1:15-2:45    Lunch/Free time
2:45-4:15    Inspired Guest Question and Answer Segment with Suzy Chaffee
4:30-5:30    Awakening our Highest Potential with Lynn Wedekind    
6:00-7:00    Closing Ceremony

* Open to General Public, men and women

WOMEN AWAKENING CO-CREATORS:

 

Angelica Vélez Robinson, Founder

Elena Ascencio

Elena Moreno

Jill Mollenhauer

Lynn Wedekind

Zoë Dearborn

Marimar Higgins

 

WOMEN AWAKENING PRESENTERS:

Elena Moreno

Fran Gallaher

Lynn Wedekind

Nikki Burnett

Rachel Sizemore

Zoë Dearborn

Stacie Scarbery

Suzy Stevia Chaffee

Malucha Flores

ANGELICA VÉLEZ ROBINSON

FOUNDER                                                                                                                   Angelica Vélez Robinson, founder of Women Awakening is a native of Denver, Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science. She and her husband fell in love with Todos Santos four years ago while visiting Cerritos during arguably the worst time of the year to be in the area, September. Carving out a niche for themselves in Todos Santos over the past few years, while holding down a thriving criminal law practice in Denver has presented some challenges, but the work has been joyful and the experiences and friendships they have made have been life changing and incomparable. Angelica woke up at 3:31 a.m. the morning after her birthday with an epiphany: she must create a women’s summit in Todos Santos. Perfectly poised for such an event, Todos Santos hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year. Angelica was honestly surprised that a women’s summit didn’t exist in Todos Santos already. The feminine energy in Todos Santos is a rarified and powerful thing and learning so much from other women in her life, she wanted to create a unique and enlightening knowledge sharing experience with the women of Todos Santos and beyond. Once she shared her vision with the co-creators of Women Awakening, the wellspring of ideas was tapped and began to flow. Angelica Robinson and the co-creators of Women Awakening are honored to share this uniquely unifying experience with you.

HARNESS THE POWER OF YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE

WITH RACHEL SIZEMORE, CERTIFIED HOLISTIC HEALTH COACHReconnect to the deeper wisdom of your body and its monthly rhythm. Together, we will discover the four seasons of the cycle and the power and possibility contained within each. We will explore how embracing the rhythm of the cycle can lead to easier periods, overall greater health, and a deeper connection to your divine intuition.

RACHEL SIZEMORE BIO                                                                                           Rachel Sizemore is a certified holistic health coach and creator of Sexy In Your Own Skin. She is passionate about women releasing their stories of not good enough and claiming their feminine power. Through her coaching, Rachel guides her clients to reclaim their bodies and their lives so they can experience unshakeable confidence, deep love, and big goofy smile filled joy.

MAKING FRIENDS WITH OUR EMOTIONS

WITH ELENA MORENO

In this gathering we will explore our Emotional Body and learn how to overcome extreme reactions and remain calm, cool and in control.

Our Emotional Body is an important, complicated, difficult and sometimes dangerous, but absolutely essential part of our personal make-up. Complex, confusing and unfathomable as it may be, without our Emotional Body we would be incapable of distinguishing the many shades of living.  It lets us know when we are in danger, tells us whether our behavior is good or bad, and helps us to recognize positive actions that should be replicated and negative ones that should be avoided.  It is that part of us that enjoys the finer things of life and makes us more than an unfeeling robot.  There is, however, also a sinister side to our emotions. Once aroused, by either positive or negative triggers, our Emotional Body can take us on a wild and confusing ride.

ELENA MORENO BIO

Elena Moreno is a yoga teacher, doctor of Naturopathy, writer, environmentalist and entrepreneur. She is on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations dedicated to education, conservation, service and indigenous traditions.  She is also the founder of the Empowerment Series, an educational program for personal growth and spiritual development, which is taught in the United States, Mexico and other countries.  A mother and grandmother, Elena lives with her husband of 45 years, in Todos Santos, a small community on the pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico.


THE GIFT OF INTUITION: YOUR INTUITIVE STYLE AND YOUR PATH TO SELF-AWARENESS

WITH FRAN GALLAHER, INTUITIVE COACH

This session will focus on what intuition is, how we all have it, and how to develop it according to each participant’s Intuitive Style. Knowing your Intuitive Style determines your particular path to self-awareness.

FRAN GALLAHER BIO                                                                                           Coaching is about directing and developing your intelligence to perceive the need and direction for change, create choice and take positive action. Intuitive coaching is using intuition -- yours and mine -- to direct your intelligence more precisely to access guidance and create the greatest scope of choice with the best possible outcome.

Intuitive Coaching is an experience of precise, specific guidance and direction designed to motivate, increase awareness, create informed choice and provide energetic support to people who wish to improve their lives, evolve their relationships and create greater success and satisfaction.

Fran Gallaher is the Founder of Really Flourish LLC. Fran uses her intuition and access to guides to make her coaching focused, efficient and effective to get to the heart of her client’s situation. She also uses focusing exercises and guided visualization to assist clients during individual sessions and workshops to allow her clients to more strongly connect to their inner selves through direct experience and the discovery of their own, often unrecognized, inner resources and heart’s desires.

CONTACT FRAN GALLAHER

fran@reallyflourish.com                                                                                                         www.reallyflourish.com

CONNECTING WOMEN, TRADITION & NUTRITION

WITH NIKKI BURNETT, MS CNTP MNT, HOLISTIC, FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION

We live in an interesting time. We know more, yet we are sicker. We have more access yet we are limited in understanding.

We, as women, have an amazing amount of power – power to feel, to accept, to heal, to learn, to change, and to lead. We are critical decision makers within our family units, within our communities, within our world. 

The most basic need in life is food, yet it has become one of the most misunderstood and confusing areas of life. There is more confusion as to what healthy foods are and what it means to be healthy. Mainstream media, mainstream medicine, the industrial revolution, the internet – all of these things have given us more access, more information, more connection, yet we’ve lost all of these things in ourselves. 

The goal of this workshop is to begin to understand food again. It’s time we take nutrition back to basics and learn to listen to our own inner wisdom, not the internet. It’s time to bring healing and good health back to its roots. Beyond the beauty of traditional food, we need to understand the impact that non-traditional foods have on our bodies - from our physical and emotional health, to our DNA, then on to our children and our children’s children. Food is life. Food is a way of communication for our cells and our genetic code. A broken line of communication creates broken health, but a clean line of communication can bring us life, vibrancy, and vitality.

The key points of this workshop include:

  • Nutrient dense, traditional foods vs fake, fad foods
  • Epigenetics – food as communication
  • Nutrient deficiency and cell danger response
  • The world we live in – our environment is just as important as the food we eat
  • Empowering yourself and your health – where to begin

NIKKI BURNETT BIO

Nikki is the founder of Taste Life Nutrition, a practice dedicated to holistic, functional nutrition to meet the needs of the biochemical individuality of each client. She is also the Chief Nutritionist for Trainer on Demand by Lifestyle Social, and LifeStyle Social. She has a Master’s degree in Science, she is a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, and Master Nutrition Therapist. She works with many different conditions in practice: Reproductive health and fertility, autoimmunity, GI health, blood sugar balance, cardiovascular health, and weight control.

Practicing holistic, functional nutrition gives her the ability to work with people as individuals. To assume one way of life works for all people is a sad, simplistic view of the complexity of the body, the environment, genetics, food, and many other factors. She is committed to changing the way people view food and creating healthy relationships with the life giving foods we eat every day. This is very often a neglected relationship and if that is changed, we can learn to appreciate and understand that food is more than food...it is life.

Practicing holistic nutrition means she looks at the body as a whole. Her job is not to only work with the condition at hand, but to dig to find the root cause of that condition. This not only includes the physical manifestations, but emotional and psychological as well. The body works as a whole, not in pieces.

Practicing functional nutrition means that she runs labs in order to best understand deficiencies and imbalances in the body. This takes out much of the guess work and gives us a better understanding of what the body needs. It gives guidance in the best strategy to bring balance back to the body.

HOW TO BE YOURSELF BY LOVING ALL YOUR SELVES:
A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY

WITH ZOË DEARBORN, EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPIST, TEACHER, MULTIMEDIA ARTIST

In this personal talk, expressive arts therapist, teacher, coach, artist, writer and performer, Zoë Dearborn, shows us, by telling her own story as an example, how to use compassion, curiosity, creativity and consciousness to look within at the inner family of self, and how we can use the tools of art, drama, dance, writing and music to re-integrate all your selves into a unified whole.
 

ZOË DEARBORN BIO 

Zoë Dearborn is a creativity enthusiast, expressive arts champion, teacher, mentor, counselor & art coach. Her life’s work is synthesizing her four passions: the arts, psychology, education and spirituality to awaken humans to the language of our unique souls, and the yearnings of our universal heart. Zoë holds an MA in Counseling Psychology & Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and a BA from Oberlin College in Studio Art.

Through her local project Art For Life, her mission is to make the expressive arts accessible to everyone, and to return the arts to their rightful place—at the core of our culture & everyday lives. She is here to inspire people to live out their fullest potential and highest purpose through her unique classroom laboratories (Dance Lab and Art Journal Lab), arts-infused events (Mariposa Night, Open Reading), workshops (Be All Your Selves), and community volunteer work (annual collaborative art projects with local children). She also recently opened a photography and graphics gallery with her husband in Todos Santos, Luz Gallery.

Zoë is also a life-long writer, performer, artist, designer, and collaborator, who writes about the creative process, spiritual philosophy, off the grid living, creative motherhood, and shares her songs, essays, poetry, art and more on her blog, zoelab.net. Originally born and bred in Brooklyn, she now lives with her husband and seven year old son on their off-the-grid homestead in the desert in Southern Baja, Mexico.

 

FINDING FLUIDITY THROUGH THE FEMALE ARCHETYPES

STACIE SCARBERY

Women played a very important role in the life of ancient tribes. They were more than just mothers of the tribes’ children. They were builders, warriors, farmers, and craftswomen. Their strength was essential to the survival of the tribe. Yet in recent times, we have been limited to the Madonna or the whore, to name a few, pigeonholing us into a limited and preconceived aspect of our authentic selves and hindering our ancient and intuitive knowledge.

We are all dynamic beings, with many attributes. However, grooming by society has drawn very clear lines of who we should be at various stages in our lives, thus impeding our ability to grow and creating a fear of how we are perceived.

This workshop is an opportunity for us to explore the many female archetypes and reclaim the suppressed parts of ourselves, by being fluid, adaptable in who women are at their core, who we are at our core and unlocking our true potential by honoring our feminine power at our deepest level.  

 

STACIE SCARBERY BIO
Stacie Scarbery is a Certified Rolfer, Certified yoga teacher, owner of La Luna Organics body products and TRX instructor with a degree in Integrative physiology and Kinesiology, as well as Women and Gender studies. As a young girl, Stacie was heavily influenced by her grandmother who was an Appalachian Medicine woman, which was a catalyst for her draw towards Holism. Her life work is dedicated to making people comfortable physically, as well as emotionally and spiritually by awakening blocked parts of the whole being.

JILL MOLLENHAUER

 ARTIST                                                                                                                             Women Awakening - The Journey of Woman, Jill Mollenhauer

FEATURED ARTIST

The Journey of Woman expresses within the Infinite Universe. It is an intense love affair. As we grow and nurture that which is us truly, we awaken to our miraculous feminine strength and passion, to our profound softness, and to our own divinity.

The warm chakra colors speak of our connection to Mother Earth, our ability to create and passionately engage in being beautifully Human. We are magnificent powerhouses!

Our other half, our ethereal Self is expressed as cool blues and greens. These colors represent the heavens and the heart, the counterpart to our earthly expression. Together they merge in love. The affair is quite literally within us. 

The merging of these two culminates in the yellow, which opens and reveals our true selves. As we release that which does not serve us, the pure white in the center brings forth strength, where the crystal, our Knowing resides.

The gold cord represents our journey, individually and collectively to this place of Knowing. 

Each hand-sewn stitch along it was lovingly placed to represent a woman, in fact every woman who ever has or will step upon this earth. Whether we travel this road in groups or individually, we are never truly alone. We walk together united as one. 

YOU are represented here. I bow to your courage, to your beauty, to the feminine wisdom that has guided you here and to this place, right now. I bow to All that will forever travel beside and within you.

Women Awakening - The Journey of Woman, 2016, by Jill Mollenhauer, Mixed Media on Canvas

JILL MOLLENHAUER BIO

The passion to express and share the beauty that resides within us all motivates Jill to create, whether it be in paint, metal, or any number of other materials.

‘I want to share the inherent Joy that resides within us. This desire leads to each piece of art. It is my invitation to you, the viewer, to experience Home.’

A San Diego native, now residing in Todos Santos, BCS, Jill is largely self-taught. She has devoted her life to moving forward and expanding her creative skills.

As a private school art instructor through the 1980s, Jill wrote and implemented the art curriculum for grades K-8. She later left the classroom to pursue a full-time art career that has successfully spanned over 30 years.

Her murals, for clients both private and public, grace buildings in California, Mexico, the Philippines and the East Coast. Some of her clients include Children’s Hospital, San Diego, Laguna Trends Gift Shop, the Seaport Village Carousel restoration and the San Diego Historical Society.

Jill has participated in numerous art shows throughout CA, both juried and non-juried, the La Jolla Festival of the Arts, the Talmadge Art Show and, and Mission Federal ArtWalk among them.

Her work has been shown at Agora Gallery in New York City, The Artist Alley in San Francisco, Exclusive Collections Galleries in San Diego and she is currently represented by Mangos Gallery and La Esquina Cafe in Todos Santos, BCS.

For more information about Jill Mollenhauer:

www.jillmollenhauer.com

ELENA ASCENCIO-IBÁÑEZ

 DHARMA TEACHER, TRANSLATOR, ARTIST, ENTREPRENEUR

Elena Ascencio-Ibáñez is an artist, a noted translator and an entrepreneur. Her work includes psychiatrist and meditation Dharma Teacher Dr. Robert K. Hall’s collection of poems Buddha Now, Buda Ya, and his most recent collection of Dharma Talks Así Es, which features Elena’s artwork as well.   She recently received empowerment as a Dharma Teacher and travels Mexico translating and collaborating with Dr. Robert in Silent Meditation & Gestalt Retreats.  Elena lives in Todos Santos, Baja with her partner and two daughters.

A Dharma Talk preceded by a guided Vipassana meditation period.

A Dharma talk is said to be an art form.  It is woven starting from a sincere presence, using several forms of speech, all in agreement with the teachings and considering the current circumstances of the listeners. Elena is happy to share what she has discovered on her own self-inquiry journey so far, doing it through an honest account of where she is and where she has been.

Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique that begins with the observation of the breath as a method to concentrate the mind and goes on to observe the changing nature of body and mind.

LYNN WEDEKIND, MEd.

SOUND HEALER, MUSICIAN

“Awakening to Our Highest Potential” – Planetary Medicine for Accelerating Consciousness Through Music, Sound and Indigenous Ways.

Immerse yourself within the transformational alchemy of music and sound while experiencing and integrating the gift of our “Three Treasures” within our physical bodies, birthing our cosmic creative potential and honoring our connection with Mother Earth, through the Music of the Spheres and Indigenous Cosmology.

LYNN WEDEKIND BIO

Whether she is known as a teacher, sound practitioner, professional musician, composer, vocalist, philosopher, wellness specialist, or ceremonialist, Lynn is committed to bring healing heart by heart, and assist in consciousness transformation for creating harmony and peace on the planet.

Having been influenced by her formative years of living in a park, Lynn remains connected to the importance of respecting nature, living in balance with Mother Earth, her creatures and ecosystems, and following the native path of indigenous wisdom and traditional spiritual values holding the Earth in harmony.

With over 40 years of collective experience in both the health care industry and as a professional musician, she combines her love of science and medicine with her passion for music and sound as a Senior Faculty Teacher and Certified Practitioner of the Acutonics® Healing System and as a Professional Sound Artist and Performer.

Lynn spent over 20 years working within the western medical model in preventative medicine, as clinical director for non-profit, private clinic and hospital settings for wellness and cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

Her lifelong journey with music and sound developed through her roles as professional pianist and vocalist, composer, performer, recording artist, producer and engineer.   In the mid 80’s, she was invited to tour as pianist with Grammy Award winning artists’s, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel.  Both appear on her first CD, Heart on a Limb. Her music has appeared in film and video internationally.  She was selected to composed the soundtrack for the emotionally inspired documentary “Mending Spirits,” a film about three women’s healing process after experiencing domestic violence.  Her prayer for the captive Orca whale in the Miami Seaquarium, “Tokitae”, is a testament to her use of music as inspiration and voice for the betterment of humanity.  Lynn’s recordings are available on her private label, TuneintuitMusic.

Owner of “Tuneintuit”, her company offers individual sound treatments, educational and experiential retreats and workshops, live performance and concerts, and transformational sound experiences.  She divides her time between Port Townsend, WA and Baja California Sur, Mexico.

She collaborates with indigenous elders and other individual’s sharing in sacred ceremony for healing the Earth and it’s waters. Together with sound and ceremony she passionately assists humankind to reach it’s highest potential for the New Dawning of Mother Earth.

www.tuneintuit.com

www.tuneintuitmusic.com

www.acutonics.com

 

SUZY STEVIA CHAFFEE 

INSPIRED GUEST
QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION

SUZY STEVIA CHAFFEE BIO

Suzy Chaffee, the Olympic, 'Freestyle, "Suzy Chapstick", and "Fire & Ice" star, is called a National Treasure for her activism.  Tall blond Suzy credits her youthful longevity to loving to give back.  

TITLE IX

After having to hitchhike to the mountains for ski training at Denver University, in 1975 she led the Title IX March in Washington that gave generations of girls equal sports and education in schools. It has since saved Americans a trillion in healthcare and welfare. 

SNOWDANCES
After teaching a Lakota to ski in Telluride in 1995, he led a snowdance that saved their ski area from a snowless Christmas. Four miracles later she found herself co-founding the Native American Olympic Team that has inspired ski areas across the U.S. and Canada to share the healing joy of skiing and boarding with over 10,000 tribal youth.

This inspires their Elders to lead snowdances that have saved ski areas from droughts since Walt Disney asked the tribes to save their 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics. In 2012 the consensus of the UN's 192 countries was the key to regenerating Mother Earth is green technology and the Ancient Wisdom of the tribes. Stanford's 2007 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Stephen Schneider urged the rest of the ski areas to follow.

OCEANDANCES
Marie Mercedes Sanchez of Nicaragua, the UN Sustainability officer, urged Chaffee to share her "Snowdance Phenomena" story with communities worldwide and spread oceandances when she moved to Puerto Vallarta in 2010.  10 whales came at the end of their Whale Protection oceandance, led by the Aztecas and Cherokee, another transformed the Bay to turquoise, and the tribes helped Vallarta survive Patricia, the fiercest hurricane ever. Stories on NAOTF.org.

WOMEN EQUAL PAY
Since women in the U.S. make 77 cents for equal work, and ski areas on Forest lands have discrimination laws, Chaffee led a demonstration in Aspen in April with fellow ski champions, given sport heroes set society's standards.  To make amends to women, Chaffee is fighting to give all women a 33% discount to ski so they can afford pricey lift tickets now, until women get equal pay. This will double their profits since moms bring 3 family members, and serve as a model of the benefits of equalizing America.  

ENDING DIABETES & ZIKA and DENGUE IN MEXICO
A healthcare leader of US and Mexico, Chaffee saluted Mexico's President Pena Nieto for recommending stevia to turn around diabetes and obesity. She co-founded Vallarata Saludable partnering with the UN to help transform the region into organic farming through micro minerals and nanotech, which also clears the ocean. After developing yummy recipes with 10 superfoods, she isdeveloping with the UN Team the highest nutrition foods to allow astronauts into deep space, while locally healing diabetes. At her request they developed organic solutions to protect everyone from the Zika and Dengue viruses and an oral to reduce affects overnight to protect children's brains and joy. 

http://enewschannels.com/un-zika-solution-to-protect-rio-olympians-and-children/

MORNING HATHA FLOW YOGA

WITH MARIMAR HIGGINS, YOGA TEACHER, ENTREPRENEUR, COMMUNITY BUILDER,  OWNER OF CUATRO VIENTOS & LA ESQUINA 

Essentially, this practice is about waking up into the body, the heart, and the mind, right here, right now.  The flow is slow and deliberate, yet energy building, focused on core strength.  Marimar encourages you to explore the vast range of emotion, sensation, and experience that arises throughout the practice.  Each pose is an opportunity to simply BE, dropping the story and the expectations, and expanding into that which you really are, moment to moment to moment.  

MARIMAR HIGGINS BIO

Marimar has been teaching yoga in Todos Santos for twelve years.  She loves her ongoing teaching practice and the community that surrounds it.  Her vision has always been to be able to teach and practice in a beautiful, natural place, where the outer landscape and the inner landscape could be in harmony.  At the same time, she dreamed of offering the space to other teachers and practitioners from near and far so that they could share their gifts, creating a powerful vortex of creative and healing energy.  When the time was right she and her husband, Oscar, designed and built Cuatro Vientos, a center for yoga, arts, meditation and movement.  The space was officially opened to the community in January, 2015.  Marimar lives in Todos Santos with her husband and two children and is also the owner of La Esquina, the café right next door to Cuatro Vientos.  

THE SPIRIT OF THE DANCE

WITH MALUCHA FLORES, DANCE TEACHER

Dance is profoundly rooted in the Tahitian and Hawaiian culture and spirituality. In These cultures, dance is the practice of receiving, cultivating and sharing cosmic energy. The energy generated When dancing produces well-being and joy to the dancer, and if the dancer knows how to deliver it to her audience, an exchange happens in the spectator Which Reflects back his or her emotions, qualities and values HUS creating the spiritual connection.

Malucha will discuss how understanding the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energies is vital in Tahitian and Hawaiian dance as well as to one's self- development and growth, Which is essential the prosperity of humanity.

MALUCHA FLORES BIO

Malucha was born in La Paz, BCS, Mexico, Where She graduated as a teacher. She has taken endless courses of personal development in Mexico City. During a vacation in Tahiti and she Took Hawaii, she Attended a festival That captivated her from the very first moment. Also it motivated her to get to know the culture and the values the region deeply.

In order to expand her dance studies, she has Traveled to New York, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and has returned to Hawaii and Tahiti. Several Malucha Teaches dance in places.

Even though her knowledge of the Polynesian dance, culture and spirituality is great, her teaching style is plain, pure and centered in the heart. She is loved and honored by students all over the world. She Transmits her great love for dance, Which inspires her students.

 

 
 

WOMEN AWAKENING 2016 WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

 

WOMEN AWAKENING 2016 CO-CREATORS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Schedule of Events

Friday, December 1, 2017

5:00 p.m.         Nettie Jean Scarzafava Opening Ceremony: The Rite of the Womb

Saturday, December 2, 2107

8:00 a.m.            Marimar and Zoe            Yoga and Movement 

10:00 a.m.         Cristina Alonzo                Birthing our Dreams: The Natural Rhythm of Feminine Creation

12:00 p.m.         Rachel Sizemore              The Power of Your Feminine Body

2:00 p.m.            Jill Mollenhauer               Power Panel Featuring:

                                                                            Marisol Hernández from Banda La Santa Cecilia.
                                                                            Dra. Ana Luisa Guluarte, Delegado Seguro Popular BCS.
                                                                            Estrella Navarro Holms free dive champion.

4:00 p.m.            Magali Diaz                      Remembering your original project of Light and Consciousness here on Earth through the SACRED                                                                                NUMEROLOGY.

6:00 p.m.            Zoe Dearborn                  The Power of Owning Your Shadow: Awakening To Wholeness

Sunday, December 3, 2017

8:00 a.m.            Marimar and Zoe            Yoga and Movement 

10:00 a.m.         Elena Ascencio Ibanez   Dharma Talk

12:00 p.m.         Hillary Schwab                 Finding your Voice in Conflict – Strategies for Dispute Resolution in all Aspects in Life

2:00 p.m.            Elena Moreno                  The Power of One, Empowered Women Can Change the World

4:00 p.m.           Rose Muniz                     Closing Ceremony:  Munay Ki Rite; Bands of Power

Women Awakening December 1-3, 2017

This year's theme is RECLAIMING YOUR POWER

El Despertar de las Mujeres, Diciembre 1-3, 2017

El tema de este año es RECLAMAR SU PODER

Cuatro Vientos, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

 

cristina alonso

Cristina Alonso is a certified professional midwife and holds a masters in public health. She has spent almost 20 years being with women in health, birth and life transitions. She has founded two birth centers, one in Chiapas and another in Mexico City and was a founding member and president of the Mexican Midwifery Association from 2014 to 2017. She frequently teaches at nursing and midwifery schools and associations and conferences. She educates midwives under the midwives model of care and works to professionalize midwifery in Mexico. She is a student of Robert Hall, Thich Nhat Hanh and Chameli Ardaugh. A student of anthropology, Cristina is fascinated by archetypes and cultural rituals around health and gender. http://www.lunamaya.org

 

Rachel sizemore

Rachel Sizemore is a Sex, Love and Relationship Coach who helps women reawaken their bodies and their sexuality. She is passionate about getting women out of their heads and back into their bodies so they can experience greater pleasure and a deep, tender connection to themselves. Rachel is also the creator and host of Ripen, the podcast for turning women on to their desires and truth. If you're looking to reignite your spark and your passion, check out Ripen on iTunes or Stitcher and connect with Rachel at www.rachelsizemore.com

 
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Elena Moreno, photo by:  Keenan Shoal Werner

Elena Moreno, photo by:  Keenan Shoal Werner

Marimar Higgins Photo by: Keenan Shoal Werner

Marimar Higgins Photo by: Keenan Shoal Werner

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jill mollenhauer

I look visually and viscerally into the oneness of the universe – capturing for a moment the truth of ourselves,” says Jill Mollenhauer, an artist whose multimedia paintings offer a succinct spatio-temporal display of form, color and figuration. Working with acrylic in a process that gives her paint on canvas the translucence of watercolor while maintaining the vibrancy of acrylic, she creates ethereal compositions with subtle gradations of color. Highlighting meditation, the regenerative power of Nature and the Divine Essence of collective humanity as the source of her creative flow, Mollenhauer is a visionary abstract painter with Transcendentalist leanings. In addition to pigment, her paintings often incorporate layers of paper and found objects such as metal, shells or beads she finds along the coastal regions of California and Mexico.  Jill Mollenhauer is a native of Southern California and currently resides in Todos Santos Baja California, Mexico.

MAGALI DIAZ

Born in Mexico City, she finished her professional studies at the Tourism School of the National Polytechnic Institute. After some time, she began her first studies in numerology, a technique that continues to improve since her consulting in Mexico City has been increasing over the years.
Her studies have led her to many countries such as Morocco, France, Canada, Egypt, among others, where she has experienced intense revelations, adding great potential to her knowledge and vibrational levels.
As a public figure, she has been invited to television and radio networks, as well as collaborations in magazines and the written press, where her talent and charisma always stand out.
Her successful workshops; 'Karma', 'Vibration', The Kybalion and 'Remembering your original project (blue print)', fulfill the main objective of raising the vibration and level of consciousness in people.
Co-founder of the Re-creation of Being, and one of the pioneers of the Holistic Tourism concept, she travels the world through the main energy points along with the "travelers of light", in a journey of constant awakening.  

Zoe dearborn

Zoë Dearborn has an MA in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a BA in Studio Art and East Asian Studies from Oberlin College. She teaches two ongoing expressive arts therapy classes in Todos Santos: Art Journal Lab and Dance Lab, offers online courses and has a private practice as a counselor and creativity coach. Zoë is also an avid writer, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the rock band Zoë Dearborn and The Mischief, a trained actress and improvisor, photographer and creative collaborator. Originally from Brooklyn NY, she now lives off the grid in a homemade desert homestead near Todos Santos with her husband and 8 year old son.

elena asenscio ibanez

Elena Ascencio-Ibáñez is an artist, English/Spanish translator and entrepreneur. She has been collaborating and translating the work of the psychiatrist, meditation and Dharma teacher Dr. Robert K. Hall for years. Most notably, Elena translated Dr. Hall’s collection of poems featured in Buddha Now, Buda Ya, as well as his most recent collection of Dharma Talks Así Es, which also features her own artwork. She has worked with Dr. Robert Saltzman, as the editor for his recent book The Ten Thousand Things and as translator of his writings.

Elena is also a Dharma teacher in her own right, and travels throughout Mexico collaborating with Dr. Hall for silent meditation and Gestalt retreats, and is currently in training as a Gestalt guide. She lives in Todos Santos, Baja with her partner and two daughters.

 

hilary Schwab

Hilary was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, where she works as a lawyer representing workers in disputes with their employers.  Her law practice focuses on bringing lawsuits to recover workers’ unpaid wages and suing employers for discrimination and/or retaliation against workers who have asserted their rights.  Many of these cases are resolved through settlement, either through direct negotiation or through a formal mediation process.  Hilary is so grateful to have spent last winter in Todos Santos and Pescadero with her partner and three children (and newly acquired puppy), where she was introduced to the magic of Baja California Sur.  She and her family love spending time on the beach, camping, and eating fish tacos.  When she is not working or jumping in the waves, she loves reading, bicycling, and going on road trips.

elena moreno

Elena Moreno is a yoga teacher, writer, doctor of Naturopathic medicine, environmentalist and business woman.  She is on the board of a number of nonprofit organization including the Cancer Registry of Baja California Sur, The Center for Renewable Energy and Environmental Quality, Circulos, Inc. as well as other organizations dedicated toeducation, conservation, service, personal growth and indigenous traditions.  She also is the founder of the Empowerment Series, an educational program for personal growth and spiritual development, which is taught in the United States, Mexico and other countries.  A mother and grandmother, Elena lives with her husband of 46 years, her 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren in Todos Santos, a magical community on the pacific coast of Baja California Sur in Mexico.

 

 

marimar higgins

Marimar has been teaching yoga in Todos Santos for twelve years.  She loves her ongoing teaching practice and the community that surrounds it.  Her vision has always been to be able to teach and practice in a beautiful, natural place, where the outer landscape and the inner landscape could be in harmony.  At the same time, she dreamed of offering the space to other teachers and practitioners from near and far so that they could share their gifts, creating a powerful vortex of creative and healing energy.  When the time was right she and her husband, Oscar, designed and built Cuatro Vientos, a center for yoga, arts, meditation and movement.  The space was officially opened to the community in January, 2015.  Marimar lives in Todos Santos with her husband and two children and is also the owner of La Esquina, the café right next door to Cuatro Vientos. 

ROSE MUNIZ

Rose has been trained in ancient shamanic wisdom teachings with cutting-edge practices in nutrition, biology and neuroscience. She helps her clients experience health on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.  Rose earned her certification through the Four Winds Light Body School and was trained by Dr. Alberto Villoldo and his wife Marcela. She has worked with over 100 clients and each session is held with the highest sacred and ethical care. Each experience is unique and guided by the energy of her clients or the groups that she works with. In addition, Rose is the co-founder of Fit Snack, a healthy subscription snack box company that also provides quick start tools to healthy living. Prior,she was a Manager at Accenture for 10 years consulting for top Fortune 100 Companies.Rose also co-found non-profit Hope Connects which ran from 2009 - 2016 and now serve on the Board of the Spring Institute.

NETTIE JEAN SCARZAFAVA

Nettie Jean Scarzafava is a teacher, and at the same time, always a student. She is the only woman ever elected to serve as Otsego County, NY, County Court Judge. She has been honored by institutions and is a frequent public speaker. She has been a dietitian in a hospital, a certified mediator in New York State, and served as a trained Hospice volunteer accompanying many during their crossing. She has served on many boards and founded numerous programs and Centers.  Her latest project has been birthing Scarzafava SOLCENTER in Oneonta, NY, to serve the multifaceted needs of women, children and the community.

NJ is a graduate of Jean Houston's Mystery School, and of The Four Winds Society Light Body School of Energy Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Jurist Doctorate Degree.

Since 1990 she has walked a path of indigenous wisdom taught to her by Chief Oscar Moreno, and her sisters Elena Moreno and Shirley Sweet.  She has studied with the shamans in Peru, Chile, Ireland, and Mongolia. She lives with Lady Lake Glimmerglass in Cooperstown, NY.  She grew up in an Arkansas farm family of 9 siblings, and still considers them, along with her own 4 adult offspring and four grandchildren, as her plumb line and deepest stabilizers.  Her greatest passion is continuing to learn.

 

About

Cuatro Vientos is proud to announce that it will host of the 2nd Annual Women Awakening, A FULLY BI-LINGUAL EVENT, December 1-3, 2017.

 

It all started when...

Angelica Vélez Robinson, founder of Women Awakening is a native of Denver, Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science. She and her husband fell in love with Todos Santos five years ago while visiting Cerritos during arguably the worst time of the year to be in the area, September. Carving out a niche for themselves in Todos Santos over the past few years, while holding down a thriving criminal law practice in Denver has presented some challenges, but the work has been joyful and the experiences and friendships they have made have been life changing and incomparable. Angelica woke up in the early morning after her birthday with an epiphany: she must create a women’s summit in Todos Santos. Perfectly poised for such an event, Todos Santos hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year. Angelica was honestly surprised that a women’s summit didn’t exist in Todos Santos already. The feminine energy in Todos Santos is a rarified and powerful thing and learning so much from other women in her life, she wanted to create a unique and enlightening knowledge sharing experience with the women of Todos Santos and beyond. Once she shared her vision with the co-creators of Women Awakening, the wellspring of ideas was tapped and began to flow. Angelica Robinson and the co-creators of Women Awakening are honored to share this uniquely unifying experience with you.

 

 
 

Women Awakening is Proudly Sponsored by:

ELENA AND OSCAR MORENO

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For more information on ticket sales and events, we invite you to follow
WOMEN AWAKENING on Facebook, instagram @ElDespertardelasmujeres or write to Angelica Robinson founder of Women Awakening at womenawakeningtodossantos@gmail.com

Opening Ceremony with Nettie Jean Scarzafava: The Rite of the Womb


Yoga and Movement with Marimar Higgins and Zoe Dearborn

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Birthing our Dreams: The Natural Rhythm of Feminine Creation with Cristina Alonzo

The vision of Women Awakening came as a tiny seed, implanted in one woman´s mind, as the chosen “mother” to birth the project. First a secret idea, this grew and grew until it was so apparent it was the most obvious and apparent transformation within this woman´s body. She shared it with her community of sisters who she also knew would care for this idea/baby/vision and together they proudly birthed the gathering. Labor pains, contractions, “we can´t do it”, “we are so close”, “I can see it” and suddenly, "it's there"! And then "its done" and exhaustion creeps in. And then we start again, a gestational process of preparing and nurturing, birthing and recovering. Just as Women Awakening was created this presentation will guide women through the natural universal patterns of gestation, birth and postpartum so we can all connect with how to turn a fabulous idea into a live, growing being and how to listen and connect to our natural conception rhythm to maximize our capacity to birth our power and offer it to the world.


The Power of Your Feminine Body with Rachel Sizemore

 

Power Panel: Three Outstanding Women Share their Paths To Success                 Moderator: Jill Mollenhauer

 

Remembering Your Original Project of Light and Consciousness here on Earth Through the Power of SACRED   NUMEROLOGY with Magali Diaz

 

 

 

The Power of Owning Your Shadow: Awakening To Wholeness with Zoe Dearborn

 

Dharma Talk with Elena Asenscio Ibanez

 

 

 

Finding your Voice in Conflict – Strategies for Dispute Resolution in all Aspects in Life with Hillary Schwab

 

 

 

The Power of One, Empowered Women Can Change the World with Elena Moreno

Female sexuality is one of the most powerful forces on the planet, but it has been largely co-opted and exploited, denied and shamed in our current world. Fully reclaiming our power as women requires us to break through this shame and take full ownership of this sacred power within us. Your yoni is part of your inheritance, your birthright as a woman, regardless of your age or stage of life.  She has pleasure, love, strength, and wisdom for you. In this workshop, we will explore how to create a nurturing, empowered relationship to your yoni so you can access the power and gifts contained within her. Through learning to honor our yonis, we begin to know ourselves more fully. We strengthen our capacity to live our truth and hold our boundaries. And we discover an infinite source of pleasure and radiant energy that we can use as power and fuel to manifest what we desire in any area of our lives. Come learn how you can create and expand your sacred connection to this powerful part of your feminine body.


  Featuring:                                                                                                                                              

 Marisoul  Hernández from Banda La Santa Cecilia.
Dra. Ana Luisa Guluarte, Delegado Seguro Popular BCS.
Estrella Navarro Holms free dive champion


 

The objective of this workshop is to use the magic of Numbers to decode the vibration that is inherent in every moment of our lives; each number holds within a code that explains to us how we ought to walk day by day, opening our hearts to unconditional love, leaving behind fear, jealousy, pride, guilt, and vanity, thus living accordingly with our original design. In this workshop, I invite you to reclaim your Power from your congruency, from your responsibility and from your acceptance of the fact that everything begins from loving yourself and the universe you inhabit.                                                            The main points of the Workshop are Introduction to Sacred Numerology. Explanation of each number and its vibrations. Why are the years 2017 and 2018 transcendental. Explanation of the root on 2017 in its purest essence. Explanation of how each participant could know her personal number. The great gifts of the universe that we had forgotten. What is KA DIVINE.
 


In this presentation, Zoë will define shadow (that which we are not aware of, that which we reject in ourselves, that which society deems unacceptable), and will create several opportunities for women to explore their own relationship to shadow, on a personal, as well as universal level.  She will start with a short talk on why reclaiming the darker, less known parts of ourselves is so important for us as individuals and for our society as a whole. She will share through personal examples, how integrating shadow can unleash a tremendous amount of power and energy and can awaken our unique purpose. The rest of the workshop will be interactive, where Zoë will share a variety of tools that engage the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual ways we can understand and reclaim power as well as other vital shadow elements, such as fear, anger and shame.


A Dharma Talk preceded by a guided Vipassana meditation period.

A Dharma talk is said to be an art form.  It is woven starting from a sincere presence, using several forms of speech, all in agreement with the teachings and considering the current circumstances of the listeners. Elena is happy to share what she has discovered on her own self-inquiry process so far, doing it through an honest account of where she is and where she has been.

Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique that begins with the observation of the breath as a method to concentrate the mind and goes on to observe the changing nature of body and mind.


This workshop will focus on dispute resolution in all aspects of life and strategies that you can use to ensure that you are speaking with your true voice in conflict situations.  We will discuss numerous aspects of conflict and dispute resolution, including:  identifying the many different circumstances in which disputes/negotiation opportunities arise; strategies for placing yourself in the best position for successful and empowering dispute resolution; ways to develop your voice/style in negotiation in a way that ensures that you stay true to yourself in these stressful situations and also fosters and encourages resolution; developing strategies for resolving disputes; and looking at negotiation skills in a larger context – how they can help you in every part of your life, not just in times of conflict and/or crisis.


The Power to Transform
 Positive activism that transforms must come from love, 
and from love comes service, 
and from service comes action, 
and from action comes change, 
and from change comes renewal.
 Activism that comes from hate will always hold the imprint of hatred.
 Activism that comes from love will always carry the beauty of that love.
 Awaken your potential to become transformative.  
Be fearless! 
You do have the power to change the world.
 


Closing Ceremony with Rose Muniz, Shaman: Munay Ki Rite