A Silent Walk in the Woods
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

A Silent Walk in the Woods

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Hello, friends!

We will be getting together on Sunday 3/3/19 at 1:00 pm to go for a silent walk in the woods.

We will begin and end our walk at the Mukilteo Community Garden. Rayla and Cameron will guide you through the woods, so there is no need to have knowledge of the area.

We will do a brief verbal introduction at the Community Garden. After that, we ask that everybody stay in a space of silence until the ceremony at Ithaca (a special place in the woods) is complete. Our hope is to create a closed container in which we can discover the woods together, without being drawn into the verbal parts of our minds. We invite everybody to generally avoid even nonverbal communication for the nonverbal portion of the event. This will be a time of listening.

The second half of the walk will be a more verbal time where everyone is welcome and encouraged to discuss their experiences if they please.

We understand that people may have urgent safety concerns while on the walk, and understand that verbalization may be necessary to deal with those concerns. It is good to remember that, outside of complex emergencies, verbal communication is not necessary. For all concerns that are not entirely urgent but still must be communicated, we invite people to use a quiet snap to get attention and pointing to direct attention to any issues.

We ask that people come with their own physical safety in mind, and remember that no one is responsible for their physical safety but themselves. Please read our liability waiver.

Please contact us with questions.

Accessibility:

This event will take place mostly in Japanese Gulch in Mukilteo Washington.

  • 3(ish) mile round trip, 150 ft. elevation gain

  • It is a hike on fairly well-maintained trails.

  • There will most likely be a lot of mud, and you should wear shoes that can get dirty (preferably ones that are waterproof).

  • This event will happen rain or shine, so you should wear enough clothes to stay comfortably warm and dry.

  • Please bring water.

Directions:

If you are in Seattle and busing, the journey is usually a little more than an hour long. You will get onto the 512 heading north and ride the bus until the Lynnwood Transit Center. You will the get on the 113 North and stay on that bus until reaching 76th st sw in Mukilteo. At that point, walk up the hill on 76th until you reach the end and turn left. You have arrived at the Community Garden!

Parking:

There is ample parking at the Mukilteo Community Garden.

Guidelines:

We invite you to read our beliefs page before coming to get a general idea of how we operate.

We also have some more event specific guidelines that aren’t covered there:

  • Be mindful of the people around you and the fact that we are all triggered by different things. This doesn’t mean you should tiptoe around sensitive topics but does mean that you should walk into those topics with intention and care.

  • We are looking to create an environment that is loving and supportive for all people. That said, we do not tolerate violent and oppressive words or actions.

  • We ask that you keep your phone on silent for the duration of the event.

  • We ask that you show up on time and stay for the duration of the walk, as coming and going will disrupt the container we are attempting to create.

  • Please come well fed. Perhaps bring a bar or banana or some other easy to carry snack that starts with the letter “b”. ;)

  • Once again, please bring water. Nothing works well (especially not walking) when you are thirsty. :)

  • Please read and acknowledge our liability waiver.

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A Silent Walk in the Woods
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

A Silent Walk in the Woods

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!!! Due to snow and ice, we will be postponing this event! We will set a new date as soon as we know there will not be any more snow! Email us if you have any questions! !!!

Hello, friends!

We will be getting together on Sunday 2/10/19 at 12:00 pm to go for a silent walk in the woods.

We will begin at the Mukilteo Community Garden and will walk through the woods to the Mukilteo beach, and then walk back through the woods to the Community Garden.

We will do a brief verbal introduction at the Community Garden. After that, we ask that everybody stay in a space of silence until the ceremony at the beach. Our hope is to create a closed container in which we can discover the woods together, without being drawn into the verbal parts of our minds. We invite everybody to generally avoid even nonverbal communication for the nonverbal portion of the event. This will be a time of listening.

The walk back up the hill will be a more verbal time where everyone is welcome and encouraged to discuss their experiences if they please.

We understand that people may have urgent safety concerns while on the walk, and understand that verbalization may be necessary to deal with those concerns. It is good to remember that, outside of complex emergencies, verbal communication is not necessary. For all concerns that are not entirely urgent but still must be communicated, we invite people to use a quiet snap to get attention and pointing to direct attention to any issues.

We are pretty sure that the event will end before 5 pm, but put that as the end time because we are not positive how long this hike will take with more than the two of us and figured it would be better to air on the side of caution, so you can plan your day. Please contact us with questions.

We ask that people come with their own physical safety in mind, and remember that no one is responsible for their physical safety but themselves. Please read our liability waiver.

Accessibility:

This event will take place mostly in Japanese Gulch in Mukilteo Washington.

  • 3(ish) mile round trip, 150 ft. elevation gain

  • It is a hike down and back up a somewhat steep hill on fairly well-maintained trails.

  • There will most likely be a lot of mud, and you should wear shoes that can get dirty (preferably ones that are waterproof).

  • This event will happen rain or shine, so you should wear enough clothes to stay comfortably warm and dry.

  • Please bring water.

Directions:

If you are in Seattle and busing, the journey is usually a little more than an hour long. You will get onto the 512 heading north and ride the bus until the Lynnwood Transit Center. You will the get on the 113 North and stay on that bus until reaching 76th st sw in Mukilteo. At that point, walk up the hill on 76th until you reach the end and turn left. You have arrived at the Community Garden!

Parking:

There is ample parking at the Mukilteo Community Garden.

Guidelines:

We invite you to read our beliefs page before coming to get a general idea of how we operate.

We also have some more event specific guidelines that aren’t covered there:

  • Be mindful of the people around you and the fact that we are all triggered by different things. This doesn’t mean you should tiptoe around sensitive topics but does mean that you should walk into those topics with intention and care.

  • We are looking to create an environment that is loving and supportive for all people. That said, we do not tolerate violent and oppressive words or actions.

  • We ask that you keep your phone on silent for the duration of the event.

  • We ask that you show up on time and stay for the duration of the walk, as coming and going will disrupt the container we are attempting to create.

  • Please come well fed. Perhaps bring a bar or banana or some other easy to carry snack that starts with the letter “b”. ;)

  • Once again, please bring water. Nothing works well (especially not walking) when you are thirsty. :)

  • Please read and acknowledge our liability waiver.

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[FREE!] Vision Boarding for Your Most Pleasurable Year Yet
Jan
20
1:15 PM13:15

[FREE!] Vision Boarding for Your Most Pleasurable Year Yet

  • Capitol Hill Branch - The Seattle Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Hello Friends!

We will be getting together the day before the first full moon of the year to set intentions for 2019.

Please come if you are interested in setting the foundation for this to be your most pleasurable year yet.

The focus of this event is to create a vision board that represents the pleasures that you wish to call in this year. (For those uninitiated in the sacred art of vision boarding, a vision board is more or less a piece of cardboard that you paste images onto in a way that is visually pleasing to you. Often these images are cut out of magazines.) We will begin with some conversations about pleasure and end by sharing our visions with each other.

We find that having a vision board that you really resonate with, sitting somewhere you will see it on a daily basis, can be extremely useful for staying accountable to your vision. For instance, our vision board in our room helps us to remember our relationship goals and judge decisions based upon how they fit with those goals. We hope that by the end of this event, everyone will walk away with a powerful tool of accountability, intention and pleasure.

Feel free to BYOM (Bring Your Own Magazines) if you want, but you do not have to, as we will bring A LOT (think two big boxes).

Please arrive and settle in between 1:15 and 1:30 as we will begin promptly at 1:30. We will end at 4:00 pm, but we will be chatting and cleaning until 4:30.

We invite you to read our beliefs page before coming to get a general idea of how we operate.


GUIDELINES:


- This event is not about sex. While we are a sex positive community, sex is not the focus -- pleasure is. During this event NO sexual activity is permitted and there will be no mandatory physical touch.

- Be mindful of the people around you and the fact that we are all triggered by different things. This doesn’t mean you should tip toe around sensitive topics, but does mean that you should walk into those topics with intention and care.

- We are looking to create an environment that is loving and supportive for all people. That said, we do not tolerate violent and oppressive words or actions.

- We ask that you leave the room to use your phone as well as keeping your phone on vibrate for the duration of the event.

- We ask that you show up for the entire duration of the event (1:30pm to 4:00pm), as coming and going will disrupt the container we are attempting to create.

- We must follow all the rules laid out by the library. Some we aren’t in love with ourselves, (no bare feet?) but it is a free, accessible venue, so for now, we will comply.

- Please come well fed. While we would love to bring lots of yummy snacks, the library has rules against eating in the room we reserved.

- Please bring water. Nothing works well when you are thirsty. :)

ACCESSIBILITY:

Our event will be taking place in the Meeting Room at the Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library. That being said we know:

-There is at least one single-occupant all-gender restroom.

- There are multi-stall single-gender restrooms.

- All library locations, restrooms and meeting rooms are accessible.

- There are designated accessible parking spaces are available.

- There are automatic doors at all main entrances.

- There is elevator access to all levels.

If there are ways we can make the space more accessible for you, please let us know. We would love to help shape a welcoming space for your body and your needs.

PARKING:

- There is free parking available.

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See you the day before the full moon! Just watch the moon cycle every night, you’ll know when to show up! ;)

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