Join me for an afternoon of song, wine, food & story:
Presenting sound energy healing tools at this community event in Seattle, Sept 22.
Come explore and nourish the power of your voice, through art, writing, visioning, and song.
At this creative retreat for women of all ages, you’ll reclaim your voice and leave with a vision for next steps on your path of heart.
Tuesdays or Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30, beach locations in North Kitsap and Bainbridge.
Call or Text Christine at 360-598-3846 to get on the list.
March 15, 2018, The Rose Temple, Santa Barbara
Presenter/Performer. Workshop: Harmonizing Shadow and Light
Opening for YAIMA: Ecstatic Circle Singing
Special Guest Presenter/Performer: Spark Story: How to Free the Music in Your Heart
12 city HeartsQuest tour: Denver to Oakland to Portland
Share with friends 🙂
HOLY SHIT Composting Humanure Toilets at Beloved Festival. Queen Poopicina: Core team lead.
SparkCircles: Create & Connect from your Core
Come connect with a lively circle of women age 30-60, supporting our soul path and creativity.
- Every other Tuesday evening, 6-9 pm
- North Kitsap locations. Please Email, call or txt 206-852-3152 for address
- Healthy snacks & tea provided
- Sliding scale $10-20
HeartsQuest: Clarity and New Paths for People in Transition
Mondays in May 1, 8, 15, 22
Suquamish UC Church
Spark Story: Express your Authentic Voice
SUMMER SPARK CAMP for GIRLS – August 3-7, 2015
TEEN VOICE Day Camp for Teens – July 20-24, 2015
Open our Voices NOW ~ The Power of Song and Spoken Word
Monday, Feb 16, 9am – noon, Women of Wisdom Conference, North Seattle College.
WOW Members $40; others $50; Student w/ID & Seniors 65+ $30; Teens 13-18, $10
Come express your heart’s deepest desire. Though improvisational voice games and free writing we’ll get to the core of what we want to say, then shape into simple songs and/or spoken word pieces. You’re invited to share at the optional Open Mic/Banquet (1:30-4pm). REGISTER here.
Young Women & Teens Taking Action ~ Generations Co-Creating Change
Saturday Feb 14, 1:30-4:30, Women of Wisdom conference, North Seattle College.
$25 adults/$10 teens or by scholarship – REGISTER here.
Be inspired by young women who are making a difference in their communities: including our local “Girl in a Tree” Chiara Rose (D’angelo Patricio), and others. Explore positive ways for elders, moms, aunties and friends to collaborate with young people, as we make new connections for powerful change.
Mossback Cafe, 26185 Ohio Avenue, Kingston, WA
Sunday, February 22, dinner from 5-9
Music @ 7pm, suggested donation $5-10
- Saturday July 19, 2014 – Tentative location: Pond Road Retreat Center, near Port Townsend, WA.
- 1:00 – 6:00 pm; registration 12:30
- Includes tea, healthy snacks and all materials
- $60 Early Bird by July 5, $75 after
ONGOING WOMEN’S CIRCLES: Flourishing Fridays
Connect with other women at the intersection of soul + work, in the larger sense of following your true bliss or dancing with what is hard for you.
- Every other Friday, 12-3 pm
- APRIL 4, 18, MAY 2, 16, 30
- RSVP for directions; call or txt 206-852-3152
- Healthy snacks & tea provided, ok to bring some to share
- By donation, suggested $20
You’re invited to this weekly women’s circle designed to strengthen your authentic core.
- Tap into larger forces to support your desires, relationships, work.
- Explore creative channels to express your longings.
- Stand in your strengths and challenges, laughing.
I’m honored to present an In-the-Rounds workshop, “Create your own Manifestation Jingle”
5:00 – 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 15, 2014
Please join us to sing your deepest desires into being.
REGISTER online: http://womenofwisdom.org/sat-rounds-2014/
ALSO: Join me for the Opening Ceremonies, Friday Feb 14 6pm- 6:45
You know how it feels when you express gratitude? Your heart opens wide as you re-connect to what’s really important. And if you spice it up and show your appreciation in your body, the experience deepens.
To give thanks in November, I will lead “Move, Groove, and Gratitude,” a co-created ritual to honor the energies of the four directions, four aspects and phases of life, four seasons and cultures of humankind.
Saturday, November 23
2:00 – 5:30pm
at Wise Acres Common House
NE Midway at Kaya lane, Indianola, WA
2013 US Systemic Constellations Conference: Courage at the Edge: Love at the Center
Oct. 10-13, 2013
The Westin Bellevue
I am grateful to serve as Sound Artist for the Opening Ceremonies for this amazing group, along with Deborah Koff-Chapin, founder of TouchDrawing and creator of the gorgeous SoulCards decks.
AUG 5-9 2013: “SummerSpark Day Camp for Girls“
Get Creative. Get Connected. Get Real.
A camp for girls to know their unique gifts, and skillfully draw on those gifts to navigate the social challenges of teen years.
Aug 5-9, 9am-3 pm
At The Barn with a View
3151 NE Nine Boulder Dr., Poulsbo WA
May 2 to May 30 2013: “SparkCircles: Create & Connect from your Core“
A community circle for new creative insights and connecting from the core
5 Thursday evenings, 6-9 pm
At The Barn with a View
3151 NE Nine Boulder Dr., Poulsbo WA
$20 suggested donation per session
Complete information > click here
March 16, 2013: “Unveil your Divine Authentic Self”
Presenting at this Women of Wisdom Community Connections day of workshops on the theme, “Create your Journey for the Divine Self”
943 N. 89th St., Seattle, WA, just off Aurora /Hwy 99
$25 – $55
To fully embody your divine Spark – core essence of love and creativity – we’ll practice curiosity, compassion and courage. Storytelling gets us curious about the layers of protection we all wear: inner voices of fear, criticism and ‘shoulds.’ Compassion is the magic to transform these layers in the moment, and courage helps you to unveil the essence you long to share with the world.
FREE TEDx-inspired youth event organized by Bainbridge HS seniors Natalie Smith and Kate Dudley.
Offers speakers, interaction and TEDTalks on the theme of body-image, self-confidence, and loving yourself.
I will speak on “Mirroring the Spark in you and others”
Bainbridge High School LGI theater, Bainbridge Island, WA
February 16-21, Women of Wisdom Conference,
WOW Presenter Coordinator; performer, open mic
January 10, 2013: Bainbridge Island StorySlam, Field’s End Writer’s Community. Dang, I had to go first! Great experience. Photos: http://www.fieldsend.org/2013-island-story-slam.aspx
In this playful workshop, explore the deeper meaning and messages of Good Girl and Bad Girl, aspects from childhood that can still act up:
- Good girl is the one who needs to please others; she says “Yes!” even if it’s not right for you.
- Bad girl is the rebel who says, “Forget it. I do what I want,” even if it’s not the best choice.
This holiday season, give yourself a true gift: to align your Good Girl & Bad Girl with your authentic self.
SATURDAY DEC 8, 2012
9 am to 5 pm
$75 includes organic lunch ($85 after Dec. 1)
New Morning SPARK movement / dance class in Poulsbo
Start the week strengthening your Mind-Body-Heart-Spirit connection. Feel joy and strength rising up as we express gratitude and intention. With the Four Directions / Elements as a simple structure, we’ll move, reflect, & share songs. Movements range from simple yoga stretches to basic African dance.
- Monday mornings, 9:15-11 am, from October 15-December 17
- Optional potluck snacks to follow.
- At the SparkBarn on the Kitsap side of the Hood Canal Bridge
- Call 360-598-3846 or email christine [at] TheJoyFinder dot com for more info.
Circle Songs are an improvisational art form developed by Bobby McFerrin and collaborators Rhiannon and others. I’ve studied with a few of their Northwest protégés. Circle singing is among the most inspiring, heart-opening and deepest forms of music. And So. Much. Fun.
When you sing you cannot help but be exactly YOU. You open your heart; joy, love, beauty and funky stuff pours out. All colors of emotions are welcome.
- First and Third Thursdays, Starting October 18.
- 7:00-9:00 pm.
- Optional potluck snacks
- At The Barn with a View near the Hood Canal Bridge
Creative time to explore what fires you up: singing, songwriting, art, drama, writing. Circle time to share your ups & downs. Connect & collaborate on a project of your choice, with support and skills mentoring.
- Fridays 4-6, October 26-November 15
- At the SparkBarn near the Hood Canal Bridge
One on One Mentoring:
Would you like support to live your radiant, authentic Spark? To notice how you sometimes stop yourself from embodying the potential inside you? Would you like to learn to recognize your protective cloaks or layers? Fabulous tools to build awareness, passion and productivity? Consider Mentoring.
Mentoring is similar to coaching, with an added focus on learning tools and skills designed to build your knowledge of your strengths, patterns and desires. Always with compassion for exactly where you are right now.
Please contact me at 360-598-3846 or email christine [at] TheJoyFinder dot com.
SPARK! Story was a winner in Island Theatre’s 10-minute Play Festival, presented at Bainbridge Performing Arts August 18, 2012. Video coming soon.
Saturday, June 16: Vocal improv, Barn, 5 pm. Birthday Concert, 7pm
July 9-13: SummerSPARK for Girls: creative daycamp, $160, M-F 9am-3:00 pm. Circle time, collage, music, beach time, drama & video.