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Sacred Earth Journey

Workshop: Sacred Earth Journey

Four different weekend events to get you connected to our sacred earth. First we will enter the beautiful Florida Everglades. Experience a powerful journey into the Everglades led by Deep Ecologist Val Silidker and Ranger Larry Perez. With backcountry Hiking, Deep Ecology and Living Systems, experiential activities, ritual, meditation, yoga, 5 Elements Drumming with Kavayah Amn, and more! 

Next we will meditate in a sweat lodge. Together we will enter into the womb of the Earth as we cleanse, pray, heal and allow ourselves to deepen on every level of our being. With meditation & sound healing. Then we will take action. We will learn about three important issues from local experts: FLORIDA PANTHERS, COASTAL POLLUTION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING and, together, take actions to make a difference. Last we will have a family day in the park. Bring the whole family. 

Let's celebrate our community, share music, Vegetarian Potluck & BBQ, Frisbee, Yoga, games and more. We need more together time to play and laugh and bond with each other and Earth!

 

ABOUT SACRED EARTH JOURNEY WITH VAL SILIDKER

Four different weekend events to get you connected to our sacred earth. First we will enter the beautiful Florida Everglades. Next we will meditate in a sweat lodge. Then we will take action. Last we will have a family day in the park. Bring the whole family. Let's celebrate our community, share music, Vegetarian Potluck & BBQ, Frisbee, Yoga, games and more. We need more together time to play and laugh and bond with each other and Earth!

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SACRED EARTH JOURNEY WITH VAL SILIDKER

DATES: March 10th through March 25th
EVERGLADES IMMERSION

Experience a powerful journey into the Everglades led by Deep Ecologist Val Silidker and Ranger Larry Perez. With backcountry Hiking, Deep Ecology and Living Systems, experiential activities, ritual, meditation, yoga, 5 Elements Drumming with Kavayah Amn, and more!

Everglades National Park
Saturday, March 10th 9am to Sunday, March 11th 11am
Limited to 25 people
Includes: Living Foods/Vegetarian lunch, dinner & breakfast
Cost: $100

Larry Perez, Science Communications Liaison for the South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC)
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I'M SORRY, EVERGLADES IMMERSION IS FULL.



LAKOTA SWEAT LODGE

Together we will enter into the womb of the Earth as we cleanse, pray, heal and allow ourselves to deepen on every level of our being. With meditation & sound healing.

Miami: Private Residence
Saturday March 17th, 2pm-8pm
Limited to 20 people
Cost: $30

I'M SORRY, lAKOTA SWEAT LODGE IS FULL.



COMPASSION IN ACTION

Saturday, March 24th, 10am to 6pm

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

*At the GARDEN CENTER*

Cost: By Donation (All proceeds will benefit the organizations)

*Entrance to Birch State Park: $4 single person, $6 two or more, $2 bike/walk in.

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Let's take action and make a difference in our world!

On March 24th, we will learn about three important issues from local experts: FLORIDA PANTHERS, COASTAL POLLUTION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING and, together, take actions to make a difference.

JOIN US! And take part in the healing of our world.

*Includes a one hour beach clean-up/restoration and guided hike with ranger Mark Foley, creator of Tequesta Drum Circles at Birch State Park.


SCHEDULE:
10am Check-in
10:30 to 12:30 NOAA: Evan Forde (Coastal Pollution)+ beach clean-up/restoration
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30-2:30 Hike w Ranger Mark Foley
2:30-4pm South Florida Wildlands Association: Matt Schwartz (FL Panther) + Action
415-545pm Broward Human Trafficking Coalition: Adriane Reesey (Human Trafficking) + Action
5:45pm Silent Vigil and Closing words

*Feel free to bring your lunch and picnic at the park!

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:

1. Evan B. Forde, Oceanographer for NOAA AOML
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Evan B. Forde has been an oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida for 37 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Marine Geology and Geophysics from Columbia University.

For more information go to http://www.noaa.gov/

2. Mark E. Foley, Florida Park Service Ranger
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Mark E. Foley is a Florida Park Service Ranger, working out of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a 180 acre state park adjacent to Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Mark serves as the park’s primary Event and Volunteer Coordinator as well as Interpretive Specialist, offering a wide variety of educational programs and tours, as well as outreach, which are designed to inspire the public to a deeper understanding of Florida ecology and therefore offer individuals an intrinsic connection to the greater life systems that surround us.

3. Matthew Schwartz, Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association

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Matthew Schwartz is Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association – an organization founded to protect wildlife habitat and wilderness in the Greater Everglades. He is also an active volunteer officer with the Sierra Club, serving as the Conservation Chair for the local Broward Group as well as representing south Florida on national Sierra Club committees dealing with wilderness and wildlife.

For more information go to http://southfloridawild.org/

4. Adriane Reesey, Broward County Sheriff's Office Department of Law Enforcement and Adjunt Instructor
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Adriane Reesey currently serves with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Department of Law Enforcement Community Involvement, and as an adjunct instructor at several of the local Universities. She began her criminal justice career with the Johnstown Police Department Juvenile Bureau in the summer of 1977, and for over 35 years has worked in corrections, law enforcement and its periphery working toward understanding and equal justice. She holds a Masters Degree from Florida International University, and has completed a Doctorate in business, with her Dissertation dealing with law enforcement ethics; she also is a graduate of the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute Executive Leadership Program.

For more information go to www.bhtc.us

Please JOIN US on March 24th! And experience the POWER of COMMUNITY...
COMPASSION IN ACTION!
Together, we CAN make a difference.

FAMILY DAY AT THE PARK

Location: TY Park, Ft Lauderdale
*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED*
Cost: FREE

Bring the whole family. Let's celebrate our community, share music, Vegetarian Potluck & BBQ, Frisbee, Yoga, games and more. We need more together time to play and laugh and bond with each other and Earth!



What People Are Saying...

Val, thank you for your unwavering compassion, infinite love, and timeless wisdom. You are such a great teacher. You have shown me, not only through example, but also through your workshops ...