Poet David Whyte grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother among the hills and valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. He now makes his home, with his family, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The author of seven books of poetry and three books of prose, David Whyte holds a degree in Marine Zoology and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes the Amazon and the Himalaya. He brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, lectures and workshops.
Owen & Moley O Súilleabháin
These brothers are singers, speakers, composers, and brothers from Ireland. They write their own songs as well as sing sacred song from many traditions. Moving from Ireland to America in 2012 they have begun to perform a cross section of musical styles for beguiled audiences across the country. With seeming simplicity they sing and tell their story of inheritance and originality with a humour and authenticity that is always a meaningful experience. The brothers share a grain of the voice that is hypnotic when singing in unison and electric when singing in harmony. It is this familial sound that has been so striking for so many audiences worldwide.
David Zarza is a trusted spiritual advisor, writer and teacher with a direct connection to the Universe — both the seen and unseen. As an innovative voice in the fields of expanding consciousness and spirituality, David is known for his pioneering work that bridges the spiritual side of life with transformative empowerment and compelling integrity. One of David’s powerful processes is in Minding the Gap. That Gap is the divide between the Persona that we’ve built through the course of our lives and our True, authentic Self. Challenges arise when the gap between Persona and Self is wide and we know when that divide is broad when life feels like work, we desire passion, creativity and inner peace, we long for our dreams and we’ve not yet experienced that success we’ve imagined for ourselves.
Jan’s camera is the tool that connects her in intimate ways to my world. It is much like a runner “in the zone” and it often allows her to experience the deep sense of Oneness that is. Her focus is on nature, the awe and wonder of it all and humanity experiencing life. Jan and Libby have collaborated on a new book of photography that will also feature poetry written by Libby and inspired by Jan’s photographs.
Jenna Rizzo is a trained therapist specializing in emotional sobriety, trauma treatment and personal creative expression. She is also a dynamic and compassionate art teacher. The creative experiences Jenna likes most are environments where people can learn to get out of their own way so they may listen to the inherently creative parts of themselves. Jenna will guide your creative process by using a blend of simple artistic techniques, intuitive listening to your body and spirit, and curiosity as an approach to creativity and art making, and ultimately life.