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Dancing with Death
May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
This workshop is led by Rebecca Lemaire and Maggid Jim Brulé and is representative of the ongoing workshops and series they provide online, in which they take the participants on an exploration of death and life through stories and creativity. The objective is to investigate one’s current feelings and inner state, open difficult conversations, and hopefully uncover a space of stillness and peace to hold whatever storms may come. In this workshop, a traditional story will be the seed to spark conversations and personal reflections around facing our own death, the fear of dissolution, and how to leave loved ones behind. Rebecca and Jim are professional storytellers and also draw on their experience as Reiki healers, meditation teachers, sound healers, and death doula (Jim) to create a safe and intimate space to share.
Rebecca Lemaire is an international storyteller and teacher. Her passion is to look into people’s eyes, and travel with them through stories, whether in a prison, a yoga school, a Tibetan monastery in the Himalayas, a theatre, or a library. One aspect of her work is to lead and co-lead workshops in which stories are used as prompts to explore death and dying. She is a Reiki/sound healer and is an active participant in the group ‘Vivir y Morir’ in Spain, in which the taboo about death is overcome through discussions, practical and spiritual preparation, movies, poetry, and stories. Rebecca says, “Storytelling is a form of communication that goes way beyond words; it is a heart-to-heart interaction, which can create spaciousness and healing”. https://www.rebeccalemaire.com/
Maggid Jim Brulé is a transformational storyteller, death doula, Reiki teacher, and interfaith chaplain. He founded the Transformational Storytelling school, in which students learn how to tell stories that spark healing and growth in their audiences, and themselves. Brulé also works with organizations and communities to bring the power of storytelling to healing the fractures which so often divide us around race, class, faith tradition, and culture. Jim says, “The right story, told in the right way at the right moment, can be the vehicle through which healing enters our lives.” https://www.transformationalstorytelling.org/