".... And your heart becomes the bridge, the doorway, the
Grandfather - 1968
Stalking and Movement
The spiritual side of our physical selves is a blessed mystery. I often say that “Grandfather moved like a prayer with each step blessing the earth.” Stalking is so much more than a physical act; it is like a shadow sliding across the ground, where it doesn’t stir a single leaf. We are all capable of such beauty and oneness with earth mother. The indigenous people of all cultures looked at the way animals moved so stealthily over the earth and learned to know those ways and to mimic that. Grandfather taught me that each of these skills is a physical form of spiritual worship. This class will focus on meditation and movement, as well as the history of the praying mantis, the kit fox, and all of the other animals the world over, that have taught us some part of stalking and this amazing gift that was given to the Native Americans.
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Volunteers are a vital part of making each class a success. Having graduates of a class available to answer questions and help out in workshops is of tremendous value to current students, and provides a much larger pool of people they can turn to for assistance. As well, volunteers help to prepare and serve meals, head up the student crews and assist Instructors and Interns in lecture and workshop preparation - all of which are essential when it comes to keeping classes running smoothly. And don't forget, whenever you're not needed as a helper, we encourage you to sit in on the lectures and participate in the exercises and workshops. It's a great way to brush up on your skills, or discover what you may have missed the first time around!