Cacao CEREMONY

June 29
The Art of Yoga
566 West Rich St.
Columbus, OH
3-6pm

July 6
Athens Yoga
77 ½ E State St.
Athens, OH
4-7pm

July 7
Full Circle Yoga
1515 Grand Central Ave.
Vienna, WV
1-4pm

July 10
Zupac Law
1719 Crooks Rd.
Royal Oak, MI
6-9pm

July 13
Yoga Now
724 N LaSalle Dr.
Chicago, IL
6-9pm

July 21
Location TBA
New York, New York
4-7pm with community meal to follow

August 24
Salmon Beach
Tacoma, WA
3-6pm

September 7
Grit City Wellness
5005 Ruston Way Suite 119
Tacoma, WA
3-6pm

October 26
Inner Warrior Yoga
600 Distillery Commons #250
Louisville, KY
Time TBA



Crossing Famous Rivers:

The South

Action Retreat

Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham, Selma

October 16-21, 2019

MYPATH

Yoga Festival

Terrapin Hill Farm, Kentucky

September 26-29, 2019

Bearing Witness

A Cacao Facilitated Retreat to See and Be Seen

Ubud, Bali

January 11-18, 2020

Join retired Attorney, Professor, and Activist Dr. Conkolene Michael Gray as we connect to the deep history of the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Our journey will be begin in Atlanta, GA and continue on to Montgomery, Birmingham, & Selma, AL where we will figuratively and literally cross famous rivers.

This experience will help us bridge the gap between activism and spirituality remembering that we can both trust in the unfolding of a divine plan while taking action to create an anti-oppressive, anti-racist world. Together we will take this opportunity to connect with the reality of our past while unpacking ways that we can be present, consciously and intentionally engaging in healing and social justice. We will sit with it all... the wounds, the darkness, the violence AND the transformation, the lightness and the inspiration.

This journey will take us to historical and educational sites such as, The King Center, National Memorial for Peace & Justice, Legacy Museum, Rosa Parks Museum, 16th St. Baptist Church, National Civil Rights Museum, and Voting Rights Museum.

While moving along the civil rights trail Michelle & Michael Jewell will guide us through gentle movement, breath work and meditation helping us tune into the physical sensations of the body, thoughts in the mind and feelings and emotions rising up in the heart.

To be best prepared, fully engaged and present while on this very full 6 day, 5 night journey we will provide a reading and watch list and come together virtually, for discussion in the months leading up to our gathering in the south.

Immerse yourself in yoga, meditation, camping, music,
nature, good food, and fellowship, at Terrapin Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Learn more at the festival site.

RETREAT FULL! Reach out to be added to the wait list as we are in the creation process for future retreats!

“Although the tale of human experience is certainly universal, it contains unique elements for each us and we continue the art of storytelling, both verbally and nonverbally, each and every day. While some stories are sweeter than others, all long for the benefit and necessity of a witness, for a witness assures us that our stories are heard, contained, and transcend time; for it can be said that one is never truly forgotten when one is shared and carried in the hearts of others.” - Michael Gregory

Over the course of 8 days we will deepen our skill and practice of radical curiosity, radical vulnerability, and radical honesty so that we may see and be seen by our partners, retreat space holders and fellow co-creators.


Laughter YOGA

Date and Time TBD - Gig Harbor Pierce County Library

November 15, 2-3pm - Orting Pierce County Library

CHAIR YOGA

August 19, 12:30-1:30pm - Tillicum Pierce County Library

September 10, 7-8pm - Graham Pierce County Library

Sound Healing w/cacao

August 25, 6-7:30pm - Grit City Wellness

September 15, 6-7:30pm - Grit City Wellness