May 9-10, 2015 ~ Snohomish, WA
It’s time to ring, sling and fling! Let’s tune and tone with the ways of the Hammer.
Have you heard the Earth Song? Do you feel it in your bones and tissues, coursing through your blood and rising through the mist of your voice? She sings, inviting us to come home… into her Forests and Mountains, Nature’s training halls of alchemy, mystery, joy and awe. Everyone’s path may be different yet our journeys all begin with our own 2 feet. “Follow your feet and the Earth will teach.” This is our mantra.
Join Mick Dodge, the Barefoot Sensei on May 9th and 10th at Our Sacred Acres in Snohomish, WA as he shares his wisdom, humor and skill mused through his muscles through decades of footing his path in the Lands of OM (Olympic Mountains), attuning his song with the Earth’s song.
While there are single day options, we encourage you to experience the full two days of training outdoors as Mick will present different Earth Gym practices each day along with a focus on the Hammer talisman, one of the training tools of our ancestors. This is a tool for building our own muscle tone and ringing out and pulling in the Earth Song and teachings. The Hammer combines the Earth tools of stone and stick and releases the power of the staff. It’s a powerful alchemy – merging our matter into the heart of the matter, the iron core matter of our Earth.
Here’s a fun promo for the workshop:
Earth Gym uses simple tools of the Forest to cleanse, shape, tone and strengthen our bodies. As we do this, we naturally pull in the Earth’s song, our ancestors’ ways, and muse in the mysteries of Life. We ground, grip and GRIN, and bring happiness back into our Happy Soles!
All levels are welcome!
Childcare offered at Our Sacred Acres
In honor of Mother’s Day and Mama Earth, all Moms get early bird price!
MORE on MICK…
Mick Dodge, known as the Barefoot Sensei, is footing his way back with a vision, a calling and a practice to share from the Mountains. Throughout the 63 years of his beautiful life, he has footed his path in between our 3 terrains – the city, the open fenced lands and the gated wild – this is the figure 8 path of going there and back again. He has trained in 8 ways, emerging in the center with the 9th…training first as a bare soled athletic, then as a bare soled ascetic, and a bare soled artisan crafting his own earth tools and footwear to foot into the forest. He then continued as a bare soled alchemist learning the Mountain’s mystical laws of shapeshifting and transformation, and deepening this alchemy as a bare soled bard, footing his language and musing the landuage. Then becoming a bare soled nomad, he trained to make sense of and transform the sad and mad through seeking out the not mad and finding the glad. This path made him aware of his deep sense of care and the time to share…stepping into being a bare soled sensei and sharing his practice. His musing and pull in the Earth song has become ever stronger as he continued to then train in the 8th way, as his bare soled name…musing the meaning and becoming his name, Mick Dodge and dodging the game of the shame, blame and fame and growing his strong his inner flame. And now coming into the center, the middle practice of the bare soled nome…the “no me”, he trains of entering further into Middle Earth, loosing the “me” – coming into “no me” for the forest to “show me” to “Know ME” (Mother Earth). This is his path he has footed in our wild lands and steps the figure 8 journey to spread his care and share. His musings come deep from the Land and waters of the Hoh.
Additional info Earth Gym and Mick:
- theEarthGym.com and MickDodge.com and KarenJoyFletcher.com
- Article on Hammer Training: Hammering ~ My First Dance
- Two articles on Mick with stunning photos from Reno Tahoe Tonight magazine 🙂
Join Mick Dodge on the Primal, Practical Playfulness of our Earth Gym!
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