Fulcrum Skill Share Gathering is a co-created event that has been shaped and influenced by many people’s input, offerings, excitement, creativity & hard work over the years. Our focus is on multicultural traditional, land based and ancestral skills/practices Learning from the past, connecting with our future and becoming present through intentional practices we share perspective and activate a space for contemplation and conversation. We are interested in exploring the events structure as it evolves to be a co operative model that supports everyone involved and respects ALL cultural perspectives while acknowledging the first peoples of the land on which we stand.
Let’s build a Village!
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Kriya & Gong Bath with Jennine 1hr
Kriya & Mantras with Jennine 1hr
Bird Watching with Sammy
Classic Kundalini Practice with Jennine 1.5hrs
12 onward arrival set up.
Finish up/clean up
Open Mic Music Night
The gathering emphasizes traditional living skills from many different perspectives. It does this without subscribing to any one belief system, way of living, or ideology.
Each Gathering is a bit different as we take turns in the various roles and welcome new instructors to share their skills. We are excited to celebrate and learn from these talented makers who have put together comprehensive workshop offerings. Each workshop will have its own unique space. This year we have 3 types of workshops:
2 Day Immersive workshops (12 hrs)
1 Day workshops (6hrs)
1/2 Day workshops (3hrs)
Workshops will be broken up into 4 three hour segments between meals. This format aims to help us delve deeper into the craft while remaining focused and grounded. Preregistration is required as there are limited spaces in each area. Registration for some workshops will close one May 14th so facilitators can get in touch with their group. and prepare materials. Participants are able to come to the gathering by just purchasing a base camp ticket ad enjoy observing all the activities, if there happens to be an extra space at this point, they can arrange payment with instructor onsite
You are also welcome to bring a self contained project that you can work on at your leisure during the gathering . It creates pure magic when everyone is so focused and intentional.
This is an experimental model and we look forward to engaging in dialogue around how it works and what we can do to make our gatherings accessible and supported.
BASE CAMP CONTRIBUTION: Supports site preparations, sustainable land practices, food, materials & organizational costs. We have a transparent financial model. This co-operative structure allows us to question the nature of energy exchange and sharing. All proceeds will be put towards maintaining and contributing to the landscape for future gatherings and generations to come…
WORKSHOPS FEES: Workshop fees are a way to support instructors in being able to share these skills. Each instructor sets their workshop fee according to their material costs, preparation times, & personal values of energy exchange.
KIDS: Children & Youth are an important facet of our social fabric, they are the ones who carry us forward and it is important to create a space where they can feel supported in participating. Our kids camp area will have several stations/activity centers open to engage with as well as our outdoor school program for those who sign up for camp. Young children (under6) must always have adult supervision.
VISITORS: We would like to offer the opportunity for people to come and check out what we are up to at the Skill Share. A Day pass allows people to come and explore the nature of our gathering and have an inspirational outdoor experience. Take a tour of the workshops and have a tea around the fire
REFUND POLICY: Out of consideration for organizers and workshop facilitators we hope that everyone carefully considers their ability to attend in advance of purchasing tickets. If you are unable to attend, find someone to sell your ticket to or gift it to a friend. We have a no refund policy. If for some reason the event is cancelled due to elements beyond our control we will refund half of all tickets. Please get in touch if something comes up for you and we will see if we can help.
We will come together for breakfast, light lunch, and dinner as a large group, and have the option of listening to a talk or watching a demonstration while we eat at the lunch hours. Everyone is asked to come prepared and bring their own camp dishes and cutlery. There will be a dishwashing station to clean up as well as snack station and food donation. Everyone is also invited to bring a salad green, bread or fruit contribution to support our Counter Culture Kitchen. We are very fortunate to have an amazing Kitchen staff this year who will be creatively preparing vegetarian cuisine. If you have special needs or dietary restrictions, we do ask that you come prepared to supplement your meals accordingly. If you eat meat, please feel free to bring some and cook it over the fire.
This is a campout styled gathering, which means you need to come prepared for all weather conditions. We are very fortunate to have many amazing buildings and shelters to work with and explore on the property. Our toilet situation is a workshop that everyone gets to attend. We are working with a humanure composting system that is a fertile way to transform our droppings into compost so that in the future we can use the to feed the fruit trees. This action allows us the opportunity to reflect on how we view our “waste” and see how this ‘not so alternative method’ can help us connect to the land & cycles of life. Thermophilic bacteria are super cool, we mean hot!~
We are looking forward to having a group of dedicated folks on the land for one week before the gathering. We will be activating some long term land projects and preparing the spaces for the gathering. We are invited to explore our relationship to the environment with this time; setting the scene & laying the foundation for a village to be built.
There are many ways to engage with the gathering. Perhaps you want to observe and bounce around helping out where you can. There are many special tasks that need doing, and there is a sense of purpose and humbleness that comes with being in service to others. Become part of a team in supporting the event function. This type of experience fosters meaningful relationships and skills in surprising areas. It might even take you on an adventure up the mountain. There is a limited number of extended volunteer positions. Everyone will be encouraged and have the opportunity to sign up upon arrival for a volunteer shift. A Village is supported by everyone who lives in it!~
The Makers Market is a space where everyone is invited to share their wares. Please feel free to bring what it is that you create to participate. This Spring will have a new weather proof market area! We look forward to appreciating your craft.
Meet at 7am Sunday morning for a bird sit! No, we won’t sit on birds, but independently all find a spot around the same area to sit on the land. There we will using all our senses to track what bird action is happening. It’s kind of like a meditation, but with a focus on birds. We will sit for 30minutes, then we will come together and map out what happened, what birds we noticed. No expertise needed, just curiosity and the ability to sit and listen and see what happenings.
Sammy is an all-around nature nerd, with an always growing curiosity for the world around her and a great affinity to trees. She has aspirations to be as good as a squirrel at planting & processing nuts one day. She is lucky to have work that includes squirreling away seeds and tending to fruit and nut trees. Sammy is passionate about untangling herself from the things that disconnect us from the vibrant living earth. This includes activities like carving spoons, growing plants bird watching and making natural dye.
Kundalini Yoga is an innately creative yogic practice that consists of techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter your age or physical ability. It is an expansive and well-rounded practice that includes breathing exercises (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas), chanting (mantra), meditation (purification of the mind), and sound healing (with gong). It is designed to provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of your kundalini.
Saturday: Kriya and Gong (1hr) In our first morning session we will introduce the opening and closing mantras, practice an energizing kriya (physical yoga practice) and submerge into 20 minutes of gong meditation.
Sunday: Warm-up and Mantra (1 hr) In the second morning session we will get the energy moving with a short but powerful physical warm-up followed by a connective chanting experience, exploring several mantras found in the Aquarian Sadhana. Words will be provided for you on a handout.
Monday: Classic Kundalini Practice (1.5 hrs) On the 3rd morning we will go through a full Kundalini Yoga practice! Opening mantra, pranayama warm-up, physical kriya, gong/ deep relaxation, mantra meditation & closing – putting all of the pieces together!
Throughout the weekend you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of what the practice of Kundalini Yoga has to offer. This is an open series for you to explore free of charge – participate in day 1, 2 or 3, a combination of 2 or, all 3 – the choice is yours! Come with an open mind and a yoga mat &/ or blanket.
The word ‘kundalini’ literally means ‘the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.’ It is a metaphor, a poetic way of describing the flow of energy and consciousness that already exists within each one of us. In yogic teachings, kundalini is a force that can lie dormant at the base of the spine. We ‘raise our kundalini’ by awakening the flow of energy within the body through breathing exercises, movements, and focused awareness. The result varies for each individual – some may literally feel physical flows of energy within the body, and some may just feel a lifting of spirits and lightness of being after practice. At its essence, the techniques in Kundalini Yoga help you to connect more deeply with yourself to become more present and aware in each moment as well as to unify and amplify the collective group energy.
Jennine (Das AmritDayv) is a maker, musician, student of mindfulness meditation and teacher of Kundalini, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. She is a gentle guide who walks an earth-based, sound-seeking, omni-spiritual path.
Jennine had the background of teaching various modalities of yoga for almost a decade before the practice of Kundalini yoga found her in 2016. She feels a very specific heart opening, mysterious connection to Kundalini yoga that is enchanting and unlike anything she had previously encountered through other forms of yoga. Jennine also recognized early on that music has the power to transform and unify people and has been manifesting a life that constantly calls sound and music to the surface.
Jennine’s classes are nourishing, creative and deeply inspired by the Naad (sacred sound). She feels honored to hold space for her students to dance within a sacred oscillation – to become still and silent to access and listen to the voice within and to express, vibrate and open fully to the sound that longs to be sounded. You can be sure that you will be given the opportunity to chant your heart out in her classes. She feels a great reverence for gathering with others to amplify the collective consciousness and is delighted to be part of Fulcrum Village.
*This Spring we are experimenting with a new workshop structure with 18 workshops to choose from!
Base Camp Tickets include : 8 meals over the weekend, logistics of the site, operating costs of the Gathering & also contributes to the Fulcrum Funded Projects. The Safari Day pass is for folks who would like to come for a tour/ spend the day exploring and does not include food or taking workshops.
Everyone MUST purchase a Base Camp
1 Adult Base Camp Ticket = $160
1 Teen Base Camp Ticket = $80
1 Kids Base Camp Ticket = $80
1 Safari Day Pass (tour) = $45
Look forward to the Spring Gathering 🙂
Our family of four had an amazing time at the skill share weekend! I am so grateful for you, your land, visioning and organization, and all the beautiful beings involved. I loved that both us, parents, and our children could be part of it! We all felt at home and so nourished by the food, community, land and skill share. Everything felt so well organized and flowing.
"GROWTH AND COMFORT DO NOT COEXIST." Ginni Rometty