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Programs

FOR SACRED LIVING

The following programs take place in the Piedmont region of North Carolina at Timberlake Earth Sanctuary and are designed with the spiritual seeker in mind. All of our programs serve to awaken human the human heart by creating the foundations of a culture rooted in connection and ecological embodiment. Through these offerings we hope that you will experience a sense of belonging within the greater web of life as you come deeper into remembrance, reverence and responsibility for all of our relations.

SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM, FEMININE WISDOM, & 

TRANSFORMATIONAL 

LEADERSHIP.

DETAILS:

WHEN: Thursday nights beginning on Mar. 12th - May 21st 

TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm

WHERE:

Timberlake Earth Sanctuary 

1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd.  

Whitsett, NC

Valued at $200

Solidarity Sisters has been made available by the support of donations. Learn more about why we feel the importance of working from gift.

Solidarity Sisters is a 10-week conscious womxn’s group dedicated to exploring spiritual activism, feminine wisdom and transformational leadership. This is for womxn-identifying folks to gather in the spirit of sisterhood as we connect deeply to ourselves, to each other and to Earth.

We come together as we are, in a safe and honoring space to be held in sisterhood, to be seen and celebrated as unique and powerful individuals together on a journey toward deeper self-knowing, self-loving, mutual expansion and collective liberation. We call forth our gifts, our truth, and the aspects of self in hiding. We lift each other up and hold each other in loving awareness and recognize each other as divine reflections here to support one another to develop a deeper sense of wholeness, power and integration as conscious women. We seek to unveil our most intimate, human selves without shame or fear. We step into our courage and fierceness and cast spells of love upon one another.

Through this weekly emergent group process, we will actively participate in creating the kind of culture we long to see in the world through authentic, intimate, and healing experiences that transform personal and collective consciousness. We will build women’s power by sharing our stories, listening to and supporting one another, discovering our inner fire, speaking truth, and showing up for one another in ways that feels meaningful. We are being called to RISE as a collective. We are being called to come together and co-create new ways of being in the world that recognizes our ancient belonging to each other and to Earth. We must become who we are here to become and we need the support of one another to do it. 

WHAT WE DO TOGETHER:
Through nature connection, group process, ritual & ceremony

and organic free flow, we explore the following topics (this is a broad list of topics and does not mean that each session will cover these specific topics):

 

  • Sexual power & liberation

  • Body love & inner temple cultivation

  • Women’s wisdom & earth cycles

  • Intuitive awareness

  • Inner child work

  • Spiritual partnership

  • Power dynamics in relationship

  • Ancestral healing

  • Deep nature connection

  • Eco-Somatics

  • Anti-racism & anti-oppression

  • Mindful & intentional living

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Only 12 spots available

INTERALCHEMY:  

The art of transformation made possible among people in a space of trust, safety and compassion.

Interalchemy Circle is a 6-week therapeutic group process designed for people who are interested in expanding self awareness and who are ready to commit to their personal growth journeys in a deeper way. This is a relational skills building space where you will discover what it looks and feels like to be in a healthy and supportive relational space.

Interalchemy Circle is a 6-week therapeutic group process designed for people who are interested in expanding self awareness and deepening their personal growth journeys. It is for the one who longs to live a whole-hearted life and is ready to try something different; something new that requires courage in order to expand their comfort zone. It is for the one who longs to understand themselves more intimately and is willing to face their fears to discover hidden aspects of their true self. It is for the one who doesn’t want to settle for a life of mediocrity and is willing to get uncomfortable to discover more than what meets the eye. It is for the one who is ready to look seriously and with curiosity at the current thought-forms, emotional patterning, behaviors and ways of relating to the world that define their current experience. It is for the person who is willing to invest in their own transformation knowing it will require their whole self. 

 

We will gather in a circle each week to explore the layers of conditioning, traumas, and unconscious patterns that each of us carry and how it shows up in our bodies. We will explore your current relationship to the outer world and how moments of challenge/trigger inform your current relationship to your inner world. We seek to contemplate and make meaning out of each experience as a doorway into greater self-awareness. We aim to cultivate interoceptive awareness in which you will begin to attune to your bodily sensations, feelings, ways of receiving, accessing and engaging with your environment. During each session, we will guide individuals through a facilitated process of discovery, awareness, reflection, re-association and integration. We will share exercises, activities and ‘home plays’ that strengthen your awareness and will provide you with resources for inner tracking, regulation and embodiment. 

 

Over the course of this program, you will also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one to ask questions, receive further guidance and deepen your integration practice. It is important for us to offer this individual guidance within the group context so as to deepen your commitment to your growth journey. Only you can transform you. Only you can do the work of becoming who you want to be. We create a supportive space for you to experiment and explore new edges of self discovery.

 

The goal of this space is to create the right conditions for transformation to take place among people who want to make life changes toward healing and wholeness. Those conditions include safety, trust, spaciousness, acceptance, compassion, understanding, sensitivity, patience, receptivity, and gratitude. The power and success of the group is based on each person’s willingness to show up as their authentic selves with a willingness to take risks, be seen and heard, and who are committed to strengthening the conditions stated above. We honor each other in our vulnerability and are inspired to be more of who we inherently are as we uncover the layers of conditioning holding us back. Doing this work in a group setting is POWERFUL and not for the faint of heart. It takes courage to show up in a space like this with a willingness to compassionately witness others and to be seen in your humanness.

"The wound is the place where the light enters you."

- Rumi

DETAILS:

WHEN: Thursday nights beginning on May 13th - Jun 24th

TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm

WHERE:

Timberlake Earth Sanctuary 

1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd.  

Whitsett, NC

$300

We strive to make our programs accessible and rely on donations to provide scholarship opportunities. We do not turn anyone away for financial reasons.  Learn more about why we feel the importance of working from gift.

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Only 10 spots available

"All life came out of the ocean; each one of us comes out of the waters of the womb; the ebb and flow of the tides is alive in the ebb and flow of our breathing. When you are in rhythm with your nature nothing destructive can touch you."
 
- John O'Donohue

“The body is your only home in the universe. It is your house of belonging here in the world. It is a very sacred temple."

 

- John O'Donohue

DETAILS

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 21st - Sunday, Aug. 23rd 

TIME: 5pm Fri. - 11am Sun.

WHERE:

Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd.  

Whitsett, NC

INCLUDED:

  • Friday: light dinner

  • Saturday: breakfast & late lunch

  • Sunday: breakfast

 

Only 15 spots available

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The body is our only home. Our bones, breath and blood are the minerals, air and water around us. The person is an earthen form, living in the medium of air. We have come out of the depths of earth and from this emergence are suddenly placed within an anthropocentric environment in which we are primed and homogenized to be civilized consumer citizens. The separation from our roots increases, and slowly but surely we distance ourselves from the primal source of our nurturance and begin to forget where we came from. Before we know it, we have lost touch with the wisdom of our bodies, the natural rhythms of our inherent essence, and the connection to what makes us come alive. 

Today in the mainstream West, we fundamentally live in a disembodied set of cultural practices and in such a way that favors mind over matter. Our bodies are increasingly separated from the natural world and it is easy to lose our ground and our somatic connection to the planet. We increasingly spend more time in front of screens, in sedentary workplaces, urban landscapes and suburban sprawls. Our bodies are submerged within a cultural machine that has us spinning in overdrive to the point of exhaustion. Human culture is no longer in harmony with the earth. Our natural rhythm, intuitive movement and seasonal way of being has been stripped away and replaced with a manufactured, unsustainable pace of living. 

 

More often than not, we find ourselves longing for a simple, more beautiful and wild way of being in the world; one that fosters connection and inspires wonder. Yet we do not know what steps to take in order to return to this otherworld and other way. Life demands so much from us. Obligations, expectations and the stress of everyday living has us moving at a pace we can’t even keep up with. We know that trying to maintain the status quo isn’t working any more. Times are changing and we can feel the urge from within to find a new way forward. Life is asking us to return to ourselves and to remember where we’ve come from. We are earth

Somatics comes from the Greek root “soma”, which means "the living organism in its wholeness."  It is the best word we have in English to understand human beings as an integrated mind/body/spirit, and as social, relational beings. Soma then can be used to describe the body as an intelligent, co-creative receptor that bridges our inner and outer environments. Eco-Somatics acknowledges that our bodies are created from the living elements and intelligent forces of the cosmos. It recognizes that our bodies are inherently interconnected to the greater body of earth. The stories, memories, energetic imprints, traumas, revelations, evolutionary shifts in consciousness and historical records of earth live in our bones and blood. We are elements of nature: our soma and psyche (the mind of the soul) are reflections of the planet, each intricately embedded in the other. We belong to earth

 

How do we redirect the modern mind to engage with the natural world and reorient our bodies to the rhythms of earth? We must return to the wild. Nature is the master teacher and healer when we are open and available to be in active dialogue with what is offered. Cultivating intimacy with our inner and outer nature restores balance between body and mind, and between doing and being. It is essential for the health and well-being of our bodies to cultivate our ability to be curious, listen, receive, engage, move, breath and harmonize to nature. We are here to recognize and reconnect to our bodies and reawaken the earth within us. 


Embodied Nature is designed for the person longing to reconnect to their sense of aliveness - to their inner home within the body temple and their greater home on earth. It is for the one who feels the pain of disconnection, who feels out of sync with their natural rhythms, and who desires wild spaces and open time to experience the confluence of somatics, expressive arts (dance, song, art and/or writing), and the healing power of the natural world. Participants will gather each morning as a group to be guided in somatic practices of breath, vocalization, contact, intrinsic movement and stillness to generate a repertoire of inner attunement resources. Throughout our time together, we will deepen contact with our body’s experience, track our senses and tune in to our instinctive nature, contemplate and engage in meaningful moments with earth, connect to our natural rhythms, and harvest our experiences for reintegration.

 $350

We strive to make our programs accessible and rely on donations to provide scholarship opportunities. We do not turn anyone away for financial reasons.  Learn more about why we feel the importance of working from gift.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

- Rumi

DETAILS

WHEN: Thursday nights beginning on Sept. 17th - Oct. 22nd

TIME: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

WHERE:

Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd.  

Whitsett, NC

Only 12 spots available (6 couples)

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“Nothing is more important in our lives than our relationships. A great relationship boosts your immune system, opens your heart, and keeps you vital and creative.” - Terry Real

Imagine coming together with other couples who are eager to explore the evolving nature of relationships and the opportunities that lie hidden within their inevitable challenges. This program is all about understanding the true nature of relationship as a catalyst for change and transformation. This is a uniquely designed 6-week program for couples who want to take their relationship to the next level by entering into a shared process of self and discovery that encourages the possibility of deepening awareness, integrating new relational skills, and healing dynamics that deepen intimacy and connection. 

 

In a small group setting, we will facilitate six couples through a process of becoming relationally embodied, intimately attuned and consciously present to each others unique experience. We believe that our capacity for healing and transformation as couples becomes amplified when we come together with others to share what we are learning in the context of our partnerships. We believe that every couple is unique and has a lot to share about what is working for them and what isn’t. We also believe that every relationship must pass through the same stages of initiation regardless of how different the details may be. 

 

We recognize that the current culture has not adequately equipped us with the tools to be relationally coherent and many of the models we had growing up revealed dynamics that were often crippling to those involved. We experience a sense of liberation from shame when we hear stories from other couples that are similar to our own and realize that we are not alone in our attempts to do the hard work of creating healthy relationship dynamics. It is no longer serving us to hide the messy parts of being human behind closed doors. It is time that we embrace our humanity, especially as couples, and consider the possibility that what makes us human is what truly makes us beautiful, and that together, we can become more of who we are here to be with the loving support of others sharing the same journey. 

 

We approach our understanding of relationship using the metaphor of a third entity or biosphere. When two people come together to form a partnership, they are forming a third entity: the relationship itself. This third entity represents what you and your partner bring to the relationship. It is the series of experiences, events and behaviors that happen when two people come together around a common purpose and it has a presence, form, energy and influence of its own. Like a biosphere, the quality of your presence and how you choose to show up in the relationship can either pollute or purify the space between you. As partners, we are each responsible for the health and well-being of our sacred third. Over the course of six weeks, we will explore your relational biosphere by bringing awareness to the nature of your interactions, styles of communication, patterns of behavior, daily habits, thoughts and feelings. 

 

Using techniques drawn from Relational Life Therapy (RLT) and MindBody Therapy (MBT) we will facilitate a space in which you will:

  • Strengthen the foundations of your partnership

  • Illuminate areas that need tending and repair

  • Foster presence, self awareness and intentionality

  • Build meaningful relationships with other couples

  • Gain life-long relational skills that can be applied to all your relationships

  • Receive practical tools to help you create a relationship dynamic that keeps you vital.

 $400/couple

We strive to make our programs accessible and rely on donations to provide scholarship opportunities. We do not turn anyone away for financial reasons.  Learn more about why we feel the importance of working from gift.

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Solidarity Sisters
Thu, Mar 12
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary
Mar 12, 6:30 PM – May 21, 9:00 PM
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, 1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd, Whitsett, NC 27377, USA
Solidarity Sisters is a conscious womxn's soul circle dedicated to honoring feminine/earth wisdom and transformational leadership by cultivating the bridge between our inner and outer worlds. We share authentic, intimate, and healing experiences that transform personal and collective consciousness.
Interalchemy Circle
Wed, May 13
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary
May 13, 6:30 PM – Jun 24, 9:00 PM
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, 1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd, Whitsett, NC 27377, USA
This intimate circle will consist of a small number of people who meet regularly for the common purpose of finding out more about who they are and what they would like to change in their personal lives and relationships with others.
Embodied Nature
Fri, Aug 21
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary
Aug 21, 5:00 PM – Aug 23, 11:00 AM
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, 1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd, Whitsett, NC 27377, USA
This weekend retreat is designed for the person longing to reconnect to their body's felt sense of aliveness and to their greater home on earth. It is for the one who desires wild spaces and open time to experience the confluence of somatics, expressive arts & healing with the natural world.
Relational Resonance
Thu, Sep 17
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary
Sep 17, 6:30 PM – Oct 22, 9:00 PM
Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, 1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd, Whitsett, NC 27377, USA
For couples interested in exploring the evolving nature of relationships and the opportunities that lie hidden within their inevitable challenges. It is all about understanding the true nature of relationship as a catalyst for transformation.
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