Stewarding Soul with Penny Allport

Stewarding Soul with Penny Allport:

February 2012 – October 2012

  • Paradise Found, Sunshine Coast, BC
  • 4 weekends tending the midpoints of the year through circle, ceremony, mask making, movement and mystery.

 Dates:

  • February 3 -5, 2012
  • April 27 – 29, 2012
  • August 3 – 5, 2012
  • October 26 – 28, 2012

An invitation to enter a Circle of Soul Stewards, called at this potent time on the planet to gather together in the spirit of community dreaming and inquiry in a year of committed personal and planetary service to Stewarding Soul.

Practical embodied exercises and tracking explorations in the theme and energy of the earth’s seasonal medicine will be offered at each gathering, along with daily practices to share in a field of nonlocal resonance between gatherings at home. Each weekend will unfold in the richness of our collective dream offerings through tracking dreams, painting process (optional), writing, storytelling, movement inquiry, in circle and ceremony.  On the first weekend we will create a mask to accompany us on the journey.

Saturday evenings will offer Dreamtime Dives, in order for each participant to bring personal dreams to share in community and receive medicine both, personal and planetary.  Altars will be both created and co-created in devotion to the sacred web of life.

Dates are chosen as perennial portals of Earthing wisdom, through which our Ancestors participated with and in the “world behind the world.”  The “midpoints” of the calendar call to the liminal place we are tending at this time.

Hours:  Fri. 7 – 9:30 p.m.   Sat. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Sun. 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

4 Weekends  $1,020.12 (includes hst)

Early bird price – paid in full by January 10, 2012 $920.12

(residential price available/limited number – please book early)

$100.00 non refundable deposit holds your spot.  Payment plan available.  Intention to participate in all four weekends required.

Meet Mystery              Live Origin              Unfold Myth

To register or inquire: pennyallport@gmail.com or 604 803 4607/604 885 4663

www.pennyallport.com

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Arms of Autumn

autumn image

Arms of Autumn

Arms of Autumn

Oh the weight
of Being

caught in
Autumn’s arms

falling into
the weight of
consent

stilled in an
embrace of
“yes”

“I’ve got you”
she whispers

Earth
Mother
soothes
the flurry
of summer’s dance

leaves know this
in the only true
way of knowing

carnally

so may it be
with me.

October 2010

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  • Dreaming In the Dark: Become a Dream Explorer
  • Wednesday,December 7th, 2011
  • 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • GIBSONS & DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY

Join Penny Allport and become a dream explorer. Penny is a creative explorer with a passion for all that is possible in the living inquiry of what it means to be an embodied human. For over two decades she has facilitated individuals and groups through explorations in Yoga, Continuum Movement, Perceptual Inquiry, Creative Expression, Storytelling and Dream Inquiry. Penny will be your guide in an experiential inquiry into the language of dreams as you discover simple practices to receive the messages delivered in night dreams. Penny believes we are personally and collectively in a time of re-dreaming life on the planet earth; truly, we are sharing dreams in community and “dreaming in the dark”. Come dream with us at the Gibsons Public Library.

RSVP Gibsons & District Public Library

at 604-886-2130

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Painting from the Inside Out with Penny Allport

“You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born.”

                                                                                                      -Rainer Maria Rilke

  • 5 week journey
  • Tuesday evenings
  • November 22 – December 20, 2011
  • 6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Dream Lodge, Wilson Creek

In the days leading to the Winter Solstice, our ancestors felt the increase of the gestating darkness all around them.  Meeting the blank page is a meeting with this mystery.

We begin with gentle explorations in breath, movement and perceptual inquiry to awaken the potency that lies within. As we approach the empty page, brush in hand, color dripping from its tip, awake to the possibility of just one authentic gesture, we are welcomed by a numinous longing not easily spoken of or articulated in any other form.

In the embrace of this mystery we can never fully understand, we merge in a co-creative process with that which is dreaming us.  What emerges is a surprise, filled with the potency of expectancy and a willingness to not know.  The energy of the unexpected calls us more deeply as images, shapes and form arrive without our contriving.  We see and are seen by the emerging light on the page.

As the sun stands still at Winter Solstice we will stand, sit and move together with these dreams (paintings) in a dreamtime inquiry to deepen integration of the medicine of each painting (last evening of classes).

(This process is a wonderful way to explore physical, mental, emotional, creative or spiritual questions or challenges in our lives.  The Inner Physician is an artist just waiting to give birth to healing images specific for each of us in each moment.)

5 classes – $150.00

(Two come for $250.00)

(all supplies included)

To register call 604 885 4663 or email:pennyallport@gmail.com

cash, cheque, visa & mastercard accepted

If the Angel

deigns to come

it will be because

you have convinced

her, not by tears but

by your humble resolve to be always

beginning: to be a

 beginner.

      -Rainer Maria Rilke

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Fall Offerings by Penny Allport

Moving the Medicine of Dreams
with Penny Allport
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
6:45  –  9:00 p.m.
Dream Lodge, Wilson Creek
Moving the Medicine of Dreams is an invitation to engage with the dreamtime through harvesting image, gesture and medicine delivered in the night dreams of our life.
Moving the Medicine of Dreams is a practice to restore the primacy of the imagination to the process of being whole, healthy and embodied human beings, and to collectively evolve fresh possibilities, as we shed the skin of outdated forms of relationship with the mystery of life.
Any dream snippit is gratefully welcomed and received.
Dreaming in a collective offers rich and surprising medicine to emerge through the field of shared dreamers in community.
$22.00 or bring a friend and two come for $35.00
To Register:  pennyallport@gmail.com or 604 885 4663
www.pennyallport.com

The Relaxation of Effort, When the Body Says Yes!
with Penny Allport

3 Friday mornings
(Friday, October 7, 14, 21, 2011)9:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Dream Lodge, Wilson Creek
Relish in gravity’s blessing.
Engage the movement of intrinsic intelligence.
Savor sensation.
Enter the stream of elemental expressivity.
Relax effort.
Directly experience YES!
This class will offer principles of perceptual inquiry, tonic function in the theory of Hubert Godard, Continuum Movement and playful inquiry where the realm of serendipity (happy discoveries not sought for) is the invitation.
3 classes
$85.00 includes hst
(Bring a friend and two come for $142.00)
To register: pennyallport@gmail.com or 604 885 4663

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The Six Servants Series

The Six Servants

The Six Servants: Embodied Resources in the Heart & Craft of Relationship, with Penny Allport

Based on a Western European teaching story, The Six Servants, this 8-week journey offers an invitation to land in a circle of inquiry with others who are called to deepen connection and relatedness at this time in their lives. Read more and see our poster with details.

  • Dates: 8 Mondays (Sept 26 – Nov 21, 2011 — no class on Thanksgiving Monday)
  • Times: 6:45 – 9:15 pm
  • Location: Dream Lodge, Wilson Creek BC
  • Cost: $340.00 (includes HST)
  • (Register by Sept. 1st and pay $299)
  • Contact pennyallport@gmail.com or call 604.885.4663 or 604.803.4607
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The Rapture of Being Alive : A Weekend Workshop with Penny Allport

The Rapture of Being Alive : A Weekend Workshop with Penny Allport
Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21, 2011
Paradise Found, Wilson Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning to life…I think that what we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can  actually feel the rapture of being alive.”                 Joseph Campbell

  • Land in the rich and fertile soil of the body.
  • Enter the deep waters of renewal therein.
  • Rest into the relaxation of effort.
  • Deepen resonance with all of creation.
  • Breathe life into that which makes its own sweetness.
  • Feel the rapture of being alive.

Through explorations in Continuum Movement, Continuum Montage, Perceptual Inquiry, Yoga and a six acre sanctuary for the senses (Paradise Found), we will enter a time of spacious inquiry and discovery of resources and ways to support our capacity to “feel the rapture of being alive.”
 
We will deepen our inquiry through painting process and “dreamtime attention,” allowing for both personal and planetary processes to meet and integrate.
 
Hours of Workshop:  Friday 7 – 9:30 p.m., Saturday 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
$225.00 (registered and paid in full by July 19th, $199.00) 
Limited enrollment.
 
Reasonable accommodations available on a first call basis.  
                        

Penny Allport is a creative explorer called by the infinite capacity of the body, mind and Soul of the World to ceaselessly answer the call of creation, and of the hearts great longing and capacity to love and be loved. For over 20 years she has offered groups and individuals time and space to linger in the flux and flow of the creative fire to deepen and unfold more of our potential for being alive and rapturous human beings.
 
To Register: pennyallport@gmail.com or 604 803 4607/604 885 4663 (on Sunshine Coast)   www.pennyallport.com

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An Act of Creation

It is an

act of

creation

to do

nothing

to lye still

in afternoon

sunlight

to directly

experience

the weight

of

being

human

to then roll

onto ones

belly

and fall

into her

heart

dropping into

space

eagerly received

and welcomed

“yes”

she whispers

“yes

I have been

waiting

for you,

yes.”

Penny Allport

April 2, 2011

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