Morning Altars Workshop / Salt Spring Island, Canada
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Altars Workshop / Salt Spring Island, Canada

  • 368 Starks Road Salt Spring Island Canada (map)
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Calling all people that love the earth and want to make beauty with her.

We live in a fast, distracted, and disconnected world. Yet, there is an ancient ritual and expression that has always connected the people back to the land, to their imaginations, to wonder and play, and to the deeper meaning of life — impermanent earth art. 

Morning Altars is a hands-on practice that is part creative expression, part mindfulness, and part nature connection. Each step offers an innovative way to slow down, open to wonder and curiosity, and listen to the language of the land. Together, we create meaningful and mesmerizing mandalas, offer them as blessings, and then surrender and let them go as a practice of impermanence. This ancient ritual and expression connect people with the land and their imaginations; inviting them to wonder and play and to explore the profound meaning of life's ephemerality. 

Salt Spring Island is the perfect palette to dream with our hands. We will wander and forage  the woods, and the beach to collect leaves, flowers, shells, seaweed, bark, and bones as our creative materials. We will use the ground as our canvas and learn the seven steps to making beautiful art with the land. You will return home with a practice you can do every day, no matter where you are. The workshop will inspire you to connect back to your inner child and to the timelessness of the natural world and the wisdom of impermanence. 

Join Day Schildkret, internationally renowned earth mandala artist and author as he launches his new book: “Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit with Nature, Art and Ritual” for this workshop that will offer a much-needed digital detox, getting you off the screens and into the wisdom and joy of the natural world. 

Notes: We will be outside so please bring a water bottle, something comfortable to sit on and to wear. Also, please bring your own baskets or tote bags for our foraging, scissors too! 

Workshop Video: https://vimeo.com/238013206

Recommended Reading and Viewing: Morning Altars: The Wonder and Ritual of Earth Art by Day Schildkret and Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides

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Morning Altars @ Beloved Festival
Aug
9
to Aug 13

Morning Altars @ Beloved Festival

Morning Altars comes to the Beloved Sacred Art, Movement and Music Festival in Tidewater, OR

This year, Morning Altars will build a large earth altar installation at the heart of the festival. We will also offer two Morning Altars workshops -- one for adults and one for families / kids. 

For more information: www.belovedfestival.com

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Making Beauty Out of Grief: Morning Altars in the Mountain View Cemetery
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Making Beauty Out of Grief: Morning Altars in the Mountain View Cemetery

I've been studying death and dying for many years now and understanding that a culture is only as healthy as how it treats its dying people. Through this learning, I have encountered the devastating ways within this culture that we are death phobic and grief illiterate.

I'm quite proud to be partnering up with the ReImagine Death Festival this year. On Saturday, April 21st, I will take a group of big hearted ones to the Mountain View cemetery in Oakland to make earth altars for of our family and friends who have died on our watch. We will be making beauty to express our grief and to feed their memory.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn a seven-step process which includes foraging, wandering, and creating earth art that inspires a meaningful collaboration with nature.  The practice of Morning Altars also lets us strengthen our relationship to impermanence and learn to let go of our resistance to change.  Learn how this ancient and universal practice can bring us closer to the place we live, connecting us to creative expression and the act of beauty-making.

Reimagine is co-created by a loose network of interested artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, innovators, designers, organizations and individuals, banding together to amplify the end-of-life conversation.

Tickets: https://letsreimagine.org/san-francisco/schedule/2018-04-21?event=20533

 

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Morning Altars @ Culture Conference
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Morning Altars @ Culture Conference

We will be creating a large-scale Morning Altar for The Culture Conference in the heart of silicon valley. 

The Culture Conference is an immersive 2-day event for business leaders who are committed to building positive teams and cultures.

An invite-by-application group of 175 business leaders will come together to share their personal triumphs and challenges as culture pioneers, and learn from each other about what’s working in creating and shifting culture in their organizations.

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Earth Mandala Workshop @ NY's Open Center
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Mandala Workshop @ NY's Open Center

TICKETS: www.opencenter.org/morning-altars
CODE: EB2018 until March 9th for 15% off

We need beauty now more than ever. Let your hands and imagination bring you back into the language of the universe with Morning Altars, an impermanent earth art practice led by internationally renowned artist and teacher Day Schildkret. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn a seven-step process which includes foraging, wandering, and creating expressive earth art. Earth art is unique practice of creating beauty outside in nature, grappling with impermanence, and letting it all go. Learn how this ancient and universal practice can bring us closer to the place we live, connecting us to creative expression and the meaningful peace of beauty-making.

Note: We will go outside and get our hands in the dirt, so please dress appropriately and comfortably.

Members $125/ Nonmembers $150

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Morning Altars @ Treefort Music Festival, Boise, ID
Mar
22
to Mar 25

Morning Altars @ Treefort Music Festival, Boise, ID

Morning Altars will be presenting a large scale installation at the Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID in honor of the Spring Equinox! 

Yogafort is a 3-day collaborative experience between yoga, dance, meditation, fitness and Treefort Music Fest musicians. All classes are paired with live music, from DJs to xylophones to sitars and guitars. Experience local flavor interwoven with international sensations.

https://www.treefortmusicfest.com/

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Autumn Replenish Retreat with East Forest
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Autumn Replenish Retreat with East Forest

Join us for some magic brewing in Southern Utah in October! 

OCTOBER 8-12th, 2017 - Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch - Boulder, Utah

I'm collaborating with the musician East Forest for a replenishing retreat at the most amazing ranch in Utah. 

We'll have the best organic food prepared by an award winning chef, a Morning Altars workshop, an East Forest sound healing and concert, yoga, meditation, epic hikes to see petrified forests and Anasazi petroglyphs, sauna, fire, star-gazing, plus one-on-one with me :-)

I'd be so excited to share this time together. 

http://eastforest.org/retreat/

 

 

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Morning Altars: The Power of Impermanent Plant Art
Aug
20
4:00 PM16:00

Morning Altars: The Power of Impermanent Plant Art

Come play with us for a not-to-be-missed workshop on working with plants as a sacred art - featuring a hands-on and interactive plant altar build. We will meet at The Alchemist's Kitchen and then venture out into our Concrete Jungle for this workshop adventure eventually building our art at the Elizabeth Street Garden. 

RSVP: https://morningaltars.splashthat.com/

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The day will consist of exploring the 7-step process to create Morning Altars - impermanent earth art based on a daily practice and beauty making ritual. This hands-on experience is a deeply moving and informative opportunity to understand the ancient and cross-cultural use of plant altars to honor milestones, process grief, connect with the land/ancestry, and to simply bring more beauty to our lives.


$50 early bird

$65 regular

availability is limited

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MorningAltars @ Wanderlust Festival: Snowshoe, WV
Jun
9
to Jun 11

MorningAltars @ Wanderlust Festival: Snowshoe, WV

Day and MorningAltars are on tour again this summer with the Wanderlust Festival - an International Yoga Festival that brings together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, consciousness speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia. 

Day will be building the featured Earth Altar at the festival in addition to being a guest speaker at the True North Cafe. 

For more information on Wanderlust: Snowshoe, WV click here.

To see the schedule for the MorningAltars workshop at Wanderlust: Snowshoe, WV click here. 

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MorningAltars + The Creative Divine: Exploring Your Creativity in Nature + Yoga/Meditation in Golden Gate Park
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

MorningAltars + The Creative Divine: Exploring Your Creativity in Nature + Yoga/Meditation in Golden Gate Park

  • Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA United States (map)
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Morning Altars has been invited to the next Creative Divine workshop featuring Day Schildkret of MorningAltars. 

Included in the workshop, there will be 45 minutes of yoga to get our bodies moving and a group meditation at the end of our workshop - both lead by the beautiful Ellina Gurevich. 

Location: Golden Gate Park in SF


Agenda:

  • 12:00 - Welcome circle

  • 12:30 to 1:15 - Yoga lead by Ellina Gurevich

  • 1:15 to 4:00 pm - Altar workshop lead by Day (each person will create their own!)

  • 4:00 Closing meditation with visualization

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS PURCHASED HERE

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Crafting Earth Altars at Butte College: 2 Earth Day Events in Chico, CA
Apr
19
to Apr 20

Crafting Earth Altars at Butte College: 2 Earth Day Events in Chico, CA

2 Morning Altars events at Butte College for Earth Day celebrations! 

On Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30p-8:30p, join internationally acclaimed earth artist and teacher, Day Schildkret for a not-to-be-missed talk on his 7 steps to create an earth altar as a daily practice to feed life. Deeply moving, informative and beautiful, crafting earth altars is an ancient practice found in many cultures to honor milestones, process hard emotion, connect with the land and ancestry, and just bring more beauty to our lives. Day will speak to his personal story of how earth altars have changed his life and inspired tens of thousands of people all over the world to build earth art everyday. https://www.facebook.com/events/1209537322502512/?active_tab=about
$25/person. Limited to 25 people.

On Thursday, April 20th from 9a-2p, come to Butte College campus and witness a large scale Morning Altar built in the center of the Earth Day festival. Made of all locally foraged material from around Chico, this impermanent earth art will be a beautiful site not to be missed. 
http://calendar.butte.edu/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=3625&information_id=8733&type=&syndicate=syndicate

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Wisdom 2.0 Summit - The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Feb
17
to Feb 19

Wisdom 2.0 Summit - The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

  • The Palace of Fine Arts (map)
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Day Schildkret of MorningAltars presents a large scale earth altar at the Wisdom 2.0 summit in San Francisco. 

Wisdom 2.0 is the premiere gathering focused on exploring the intersection of wisdom and technology. Their flagship gathering is in San Francisco each year, where thousands of people from over 30 countries join in asking: how do we live with greater presence, purpose and wisdom in the digital age?

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Beauty in the Darkness: Crafting Earth Altars in Troubled Times, PORTLAND OR
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Beauty in the Darkness: Crafting Earth Altars in Troubled Times, PORTLAND OR

Join MorningAltars founder Day Schildkret & Life-Cycle Celebrant Holly Pruett for a day of beauty-making to honor the darkest season and the grief of these troubled times. Creating Earth Altars is an ancient practice found in many cultures to honor milestones, process hard emotion, connect with the land and ancestry, and just bring more beauty to our lives.

We'll gather for this rain-or-shine outdoor event at Portland's historic, nonprofit River View Cemetery, the region's leader in natural burial. Day will teach us his seven-step process to create impermanent earth altars, working with the land and found materials.

Spend the day in nature making art and meaning. Use your hands and creativity to express your emotions, intentions and blessings for the new year, and to ground the collective grief of these troubled times.

No experience necessary. Bring a sack lunch (or visit a Johns Landing business for lunch). Dress to be outdoors. In the unlikely event of extreme winter weather conditions, registrations will be honored at a springtime event.

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beauty-in-the-darkness-crafting-earth-altars-in-troubled-times-tickets-30341865336

Produced by the Death Talk ProjectHolly Pruett Life-Cycle CelebrantMorningAltars

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East Forest + MorningAltars: a live collaboration of music + visual earth art
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

East Forest + MorningAltars: a live collaboration of music + visual earth art

I'm pleased to announce a special event on Saturday, January 28th in Portland, OR at the legendary Old Church Music Hall. Please join me and my dear friend Trevor Oswalt of East Forest for a LIVE collaboration of music and visual earth art. Thanks to the generosity of lululemon, this is a FREE event. Register here: https://eastforest.ticketspice.com/east-forest-held-release-event

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MorningAltars Featured at the Bioneers Conference
Oct
21
to Oct 23

MorningAltars Featured at the Bioneers Conference

Day Schildkret and MorningAltars will be featured at the 2016 Bioneers Conference in Marin, CA. 

Bioneers is a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

MorningAltars is proud to be among the leading artists and visionaries who are remembering a redemptive and creative relationship with our Earth. 

 

 

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Crafting Autumn Altars for the Dead with Day Schildkret of MorningAltars & Daniel Foor of Ancestral Medicine
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Crafting Autumn Altars for the Dead with Day Schildkret of MorningAltars & Daniel Foor of Ancestral Medicine

  • Richmond, CA, 94805 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Day Schildkret and Daniel Foor for a day of ritual tending in Wildcat Canyon to feed your blood ancestors and the many spirits of place with earth beauty and land art. As the autumn veils begin to thin, access to our loved ones on the other side grows stronger. We'll spend the day learning a seven-step process to create earth altars. Working with the land and found materials we'll ritually feast and commune with both our recent and older lineage ancestors for personal healing, empowerment, and the well-being of our families. Through shared time in embodied, heart-centered ritual we'll also honor the collective movement into Autumn, the upcoming Rosh HaShanah Jewish New Year holiday, and our connection with the land and peoples in the Bay Area.

No experience necessary. No one turned away for lack of funds. Expect some gentle hiking over the course of a day on the land. For details or to register, direct questions/paypal to: ancestralmedicine@gmail.com.

For more info on Day or Daniel's offerings see:

www.morningaltars.com  ::  www.ancestralmedicine.org 

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Symbiosis Gathering 2016: Woodward Reservoir, CA
Sep
22
to Sep 25

Symbiosis Gathering 2016: Woodward Reservoir, CA

  • 14528 26 Mile Road Oakdale, CA, 95361 United States (map)
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Day and MorningAltars will be featured at the epic Symbiosis Gathering  this Autumn - a 40k person California Festival - building the Earth Altar for the Elemental Alchemy Village and teaching 2 MorningAltars Interactive Playshops on Building Earth Mandalas: How It Will Alter Your Life AND Our Culture. 

For more information on MorningAltars at the Symbiosis Gathering, click here.

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Wanderlust Festival: Mt. Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Aug
11
to Aug 14

Wanderlust Festival: Mt. Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Day and MorningAltars are on tour this summer with the Wanderlust Festival - an International Yoga Festival that brings together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, consciousness speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at Mt. Tremblant, Quebec in Canada. 

Day will be building the featured MorningAltar's Earth Mandala at the festival in addition to leading two MorningAltars Build Your Own Earth Mandala Playshops on Thursday and Saturday at 2p. 

For more information on Wanderlust Festival: Mt. Tremblant, Quebec, Canada click here.

To see the schedule for the MorningAltars workshop at Wanderlust: Mt Tremblant click here. 

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Wanderlust Festival: Squaw, Lake Tahoe, CA
Jul
14
to Jul 17

Wanderlust Festival: Squaw, Lake Tahoe, CA

Day and MorningAltars are on tour this summer with the Wanderlust Festival - an International Yoga Festival that brings together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, consciousness speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe in California. 

Day will be building the featured Earth Mandala at the festival in addition to leading two MorningAltars classes on Thursday and Saturday.  

For more information on Wanderlust: Squaw, Lake Tahoe, CA click here.

To see the schedule for the MorningAltars workshop at Wanderlust: Aspen click here. 

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Wanderlust Festival: Aspen, CO
Jun
30
to Jul 4

Wanderlust Festival: Aspen, CO

Day and MorningAltars are on tour this summer with the Wanderlust Festival - an International Yoga Festival that brings together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, consciousness speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at Snowmass Resort in Aspen, Colorado. 

Day will be building the featured Earth Mandala at the festival in addition to leading two MorningAltars classes. 

For more information on Wanderlust: Aspen, CO click here.

To see the schedule for the MorningAltars workshop at Wanderlust: Aspen click here. 

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Wanderlust Festival: Stratton, VT
Jun
16
to Jun 19

Wanderlust Festival: Stratton, VT

Day and MorningAltars are on tour this summer with the Wanderlust Festival - an International Yoga Festival that brings together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, consciousness speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia. 

Day will be building the featured Earth Mandala at the festival in addition to leading two MorningAltars classes. 

For more information on Wanderlust: Stratton, VT click here.

To see the schedule for the MorningAltars workshop at Wanderlust: Stratton, VT click here. 

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Wanderlust Festival: Snowshoe, WV
Jun
3
to Jun 5

Wanderlust Festival: Snowshoe, WV

Day and MorningAltars are on tour this summer with the Wanderlust Festival - an International Yoga Festival that brings together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, consciousness speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia. 

Day will be building the featured Earth Mandala at the festival in addition to leading two MorningAltars classes. 

For more information on Wanderlust: Snowshoe, WV click here.

To see the schedule for the MorningAltars workshop at Wanderlust: Snowshoe, WV click here. 

 

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Earth Altar Art Workshop for Mother's Day
May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Earth Altar Art Workshop for Mother's Day

To all who have mothers, who love a mother, who miss a Mother, come and join us on Sunday May 8th in Victoria, BC Canada as Internationally renowned Morningaltars artist Day Schildkret is going to be in our corner of the world for a few days and has graciously offered to offer up a Earth Art Altar Building Workshop dedicated to the Mother. The afternoon will consist of foraging for pieces of nature to each build an impermant art altar piece of our own with a deep intention of honouring the Mother. Day will guide us through this with his eloquence, his humour and his deep dedication to being of service to beauty. If you are longing for a different kind of Mothers celebration this is it! Please pay here to reserve your spot. Low income tickets are available by emailing day@morningaltars.com

 

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Altars for Spring Equinox
Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

Altars for Spring Equinox

Join Day Schildkret and an amazing emerging community of earth-connected folks in Northern California to share the day foraging in nature, building earth art / mandalas and gathering together as a group to witness, listen, share and pray for our springtime. 

It's a simple, honest and revitalizing way to usher in the spring.

All generations are welcome! Animals too. 

*For low income scholarships, please email Day: day@morningaltars.com

*More information such as exact location, timing, what to bring, etc. will be sent in a confirmation email.

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Morning Altars Gallery Show + Interactive Art @ Coastal Roots Farms
Feb
25
6:30 PM18:30

Morning Altars Gallery Show + Interactive Art @ Coastal Roots Farms

Coastal Roots Farm presents ‘morningaltars’: Gallery Show + Interactive Art. Explore the stunning world of Morningaltars: artistic mandalas handcrafted from nature by award winning artist and teacher, Day Schildkret. Enter an evening of live interactive earth art, meaningful ritual, with exquisite prints of the 2015-16 Morningaltars catalogue that you can view or purchase.

Day Schildkret is internationally known for 'morningaltars' (www.morningaltars.com), most recently featured in Spirituality & Heath Magazine. Day has inspired people of all ages to forage, build and pray with earthart all over the globe through his altar and mandala making workshops. Day believes there is real healing that happens when people create prayerful earth art.

This is a FREE event.

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