Date & Time
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a special evening of ceremony at the beach, under the light of a full moon. We’ll meet at Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach where we may partake in a beautiful water blessing and cleansing, and in a sunset and moonrise ritual. Shamanic healer and teacher Olivia Olkowski guides us in working directly with these elemental forces – the spirits of the water, earth and fire – and especially with “Mama Killa”, or Mother Moon, whose medicine invites a balancing of the divine masculine and feminine energies within each of us. Come experience the healing power of community, and of connecting to the sacredness of the natural world.
Pre-Registration by 5pm July 31 is required; early registration is recommended.
Note: Details of our outdoor location and travel instructions will be given to registered participants in the days prior to the event (be sure to provide your cell number when registering). Our circle will take place rain or shine.
Please allow yourself plenty of time to reach Brighton Beach (the beach is an hour’s subway ride from the Open Center) and plan to arrive no later than 6:30 pm. Staff will be available to guide participants to our meeting spot and settle in before the start of our sunset ritual. We unfortunately cannot wait for late arrivals.
If you wish to participate in the water blessing, please prepare yourself by wearing your swimsuit under your clothing, if possible.
What to Bring:
·a towel, blanket, or back jack (if needed) to sit upon
·a notepad and pen
·a water bottle and healthy snacks to share
·a bathing suit, along with a sarong or wrap, and a dry change of clothes (it’s possible to get cold after dark when wet)
·a bunch of white or blue flowers (for our ceremony)
Public restrooms are available on site and open until 8:00 pm.
This event involves several 5-10 minute periods of standing (during which participants may sit if needed). Staff will be able to assist with getting up and down where needed, yet participants will need to be mobile enough to walk on the sand with their belongings.
*Please know that everyone is welcome to attend whether or not they want to participate in the water blessing.
Note: Members can register a guest by calling 212-219-2527 Ext. 2. These events often sell out, preregistration is recommended.
An Evening Workshop
Monday, August 3, 2020, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Members FREE/ Member Guests $10/ Nonmembers $20
Olivia Olkowski is a powerful shamanic healer, a Peruvian Pachakuti Mesa holder (shaman), and Curandera initiated as a lineage holder of Mayan traditional medicine. Using hands-on-healing, channeled and traditional shamanic healing practices, Olivia’s has helped others to work through their emotional and physical dis-ease, and transform their lives. She also facilitates events, workshops and trainings.