Summer Story Sanctuary

(like a secret garden, only wilder)

Three Sunday live/virtual womens* courses this summer.

Step out of the heat of 'doing' into the Story Sanctuary of sensing, being & imagining. Each course will include somatic practices, storytelling and follow up material.

Audio recording will be available afterwards.

Join one or all three.  3 pricing tiers: $35, $25 & $15.

Sundays 12:30 - 2pm cdt:  

June 27th  - Sentience

July 25th - Beneficence

September  19th - Balance

*Open to women identifying peoples.

*** register below ***

  • Sun, Jun 27
    Summer Story Sanctuary | June
    Jun 27, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Summer Story Sanctuary | June
    The first of three Sundays this summer. Sentience is the capacity to be aware of feelings and sensations. The word was first coined by philosophers in the 1630s for the concept of an ability to feel, derived from Latin sentientem (a feeling), to distinguish it from the ability to think (reason).
  • Sun, Jul 25
    Story Sancuary | July
    Jul 25, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Story Sancuary | July
    The second Story Sanctuary exploring beneficence as an act of charity, mercy, and kindness with a strong connotation of tending to the whole with somatic practices & storytelling.
  • Sun, Sep 19
    Story Sanctuary | September
    Sep 19, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Story Sanctuary | September
    The last Story Sanctuary of the summer....step into the inner harvest of this oasis and into balance.


All Here Dwell Free:

A Women’s Weekend Retreat

May 14-16, 2021 (Friday through Sunday)

The Christine Center, Willard WI

In the lusciousness of spring, behold and be held in community,

in the wild sanctuary of the Christine Center where we shall rest, revel & regenerate. The invitation is to bring those parts of ourselves that need

tending and nourishment as we slowly make our way out of

The Great Pause of the past year.

All Here Dwell Free is a women’s weekend retreat exploring

regeneration (new life!) and the power of our intuition as a robust

ally guiding each and all forwards. Working, playing and engaging

with meditation, mythic imagination, movement and conscious communion with the wild glory of the Christine Center we can grow a new

wholeness for ourselves, communities and this world.

$150, plus meals and lodging

 Info & Registration here 


Weaving Together | Belonging Together

June 4-5 

In Decorah Iowa with community song leader Liz Rog.

This offering is FULL - email me to join the cancellation list.

The details are still in the works for a weekend of

song and story in the gorgeous realm of the Driftless region.

What we do know:

Friday | Adult gathering | 7pm

open to ages 16+

Cost: $10 - $20+ ticket fees  

pay what is affordable and generous


Saturday |  Family gathering | 10am 

Cost: $15-$25+ ticket fees 

pay what is affordable & generous

Saturday  | Women* Belonging Together | Camp Over

Please join community song leader, Liz Rog and storyteller, Tracy Chipman for an overnight retreat experience open to *women identifying people. Together we will explore the web of life and our interconnectedness with the more than human world through song, story and community. Together we are women weaving the edges to a new center, belonging with each other, with ourselves and with the wider worlds, regenerating a new story for these times. Rustic camping on the land (included) is encouraged in the Mother Grove, home hearth of the Center for Belonging . Also paid accommodation is available in Decorah.

Please register by May 29th  a non -refundable fee of $63 which

includes a small ticket fee to hold your reservation.
Balance paid onsite cash or check (to Tracy Chipman) on Sunday.
Gathering will be limited to @16 women*

 Reserve your place here for the women's overnight 




Summer storytelling bookings are happening, many will be outside; libraries, house concerts & more.


book a telling | summer reading program

 stay tuned for dates coming soon.

Consider hosting an outdoor live or virtual storytelling house concert this summer.

Let's talk!

Now is the time to become more mythically aware, in service to your precious life, your family's, your community and the 7 generations to come. Email me for a free 30 minute consultation.

"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgotten."  

                                                                                                                      ~ Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream