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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love
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Grieving Out Loud

Grieving Out Loud
A 2-hour guided journey through grief traversing through fear, despair, and alienation to arrive back home in the holy ground of our own being using the vehicles of music and sound to carry us.

It’s time to grieve out loud and let that inform the way forward.

During this virtual two-hour journey, we will descend into the deep wells of our individual and collective grief through movement, vocalization, and ritual drumming. We will emerge from this powerful “dance” into a sound bath of crystal singing bowls and a guided meditation to allow for integration and insight. Our resulting knowledge and wisdom will be shared in small groups, after which we will reunite as a large group to honor our ancestors and beloved dead in song.

Are you ready? This is your time. Let’s go!


Your Guides on the Journey:

  • Oceana Sawyer - End of Life Doula - Facilitator
  • Gayan Gregory Long - Musician/Retreat Leader - Ritual Drummer
  • Heather Salmon - Sound Healer/Ceremonialist - Sound bath & Guided meditation
  • Melanie DeMore -Vocal Activist - Singer/Songleader

This is an inclusive event. People of all racial identities are welcome to explore their grief in whatever form it takes. Our hope is that the pain of personal loss, both conscious and unconscious, can come out of the shadows, into the light of day, and provide an opportunity to transform the legacy of injustice.

Before you press the RSVP button above, you must register in advance here so we can prepare the breakout groups according to your self-identified racial identity. If you skip this step, you may not be admitted on the day of the event. This information will be kept confidential and used only for the purposes of this event.

The space will open 20 minutes prior to our start time. This event will start on time, so please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time.

Within three days of the event, you will receive an email with specific instructions on how to prepare your space in order to get the most out of the experience. So it’s best to register as early as possible.

We are honored to have you join us and are looking forward to taking this journey together.


Movement & Dance Ritual & Ceremony

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