Workshops, Rituals, and Performances

Denver Pagan Pride Day will include an abundance of opportunities for learning and hands-on experiences. All offerings are inclusive, open to all ages, and free of charge. Here’s what we’ve got in store for 2018:

Events marked with * will be ASL interpreted.

SCHEDULE Sanctuary Workshop 2 Workshop 3
11:00-11:30 Opening Ritual with Andarta
11:30-12:00 Pagan 101 with Andarta  *Self-Love and Healing with Lady Bash
12:00-12:30 Creating with the Earth: Autumn with Amber Zeta Hellenic Polytheism with Ann Hatzakis
12:30-1:00 *Runes for Health and Wellbeing with Kaedrich Olsen Hexes and Curses with Soror Mimm
1:00-1:30 Dancing the Elements with Phoenix Alchemy with Sean Carey
1:30-2:00 Healing Ritual with Anna Volak Gris Gris Bags with Calvin Carter
2:00-2:30 The Modern Druid with JJ Steelman Connecting with your Guides with Willow Rush New Moon Intention with Michelle Adams
2:30-3:00 Gothic Fusion Belly Dance with Sanctum Noir How to Use Crystals with Rene from the Crystal Garden
3:00-4:00 Drum Circle: Join in!
Gothic Fusion Belly Dance with Sanctum Noir: Sanctum Noir is a Gothic Fusion Belly Dance and Yoga class and group lead by Anna Volak on Tuesday evenings 7:45-8:45pm at Blue Ice. Channeling the dark goddess and shadow side of self for cathartic release, movement therapy and community connection all to Gothic/industrial/alternative/metal music sprinkled with spiritual goodness aligned to the  current moon phase. They will be performing choreographed dances and encouraging others to participate in trying out some Belly Dance moves to feel good in their bodies, empowering confidence.
Healing Ritual with Anna Volak of Sanctum Noir: Join Anna Volak of Sanctum Noir in a Healing Ritual, opening a circle to radiate healing energy to the community.
Dancing the Elements with Phoenix (Performance and Interactive Group Dance): Join Phoenix for a short performance then a group dance utilizing the quality of the elements. Phoenix is a nationally known performer and instructor. In addition to nationwide workshops, Phoenix offers weekly classes and private lessons in the Denver metro area.

Runes for Health and Wellbeing with Kaedrich Olsen: (ASL Interpreted) Kaedrich Olsen will share with you the primary runes, runic mantra (galdr), and deities to call upon to bolster your health and wellbeing practices. It is not always easy to live a life that promotes health and wellbeing. It can be difficult to know the right things to do, and the answers do not always come  easily. Runes have long been used to promote health and well being. We can utilize this ancient wisdom to draw in healing energies, clear blockages, and gain clarity on how to bring a healthy state to body, mind and soul. This workshop is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure – rather to offer you a practice which can help support you in your pursuit of healthier states of being. Kaedrich Olsen is the author of Runes for Transformation, and has studied Norse literature and mysticism for over thirty years. 

Self Love & Healing with Lady Bash: (ASL Interpreted)
Our emotional body touches every aspect of our being, and often our most suppressed emotions come to light in the very signature of our spell-casting or energetic workings. Using magick as a supportive action on your journey to integration, wholeness, and self-love can play an integral part in opening points of Love we have held back from ourselves. This workshop includes a guided healing activation for each participant. Lady Bash is the owner of White Witch Level-Up and the creator of Bash Blends.
Pagan 101 with Andarta:
Learn the basics of what it means to be Pagan. Understand the differences and similarities in the terms “Pagan,” “Witch,” “Heathen,” and other common terms, and discover vairous types of Paganism, from Druidism and Wicca to Asatru, Santaria, and more. Includes a question and answer session. Andarta has been a Pagan for 23 years, is a High Priestess, and an OBOD Druid. As the owner of Psychic Healers of Avalon with a PhD in Medieval Literature, Andarta frequently travels around the country offering readings and teaching classes.
The Modern Druid with JJ Steelman: Bringing modern practices into an ancient faith. Discover how using the same tools as modern religions can bring earth based practice back to the forefront of society.
Gris Gris Bags with Calvin Carter: Learn the basics of how to make and use a gris gris bag, and create your own gris gris bag to take home with you.
Hellenic Polytheism with Ann Hatzakis: What is Hellenic Polytheism, anyway? Ann Hatzakis, a Hellenic Polytheist for over thirty years, will outline the basics and answer your questions about the Hellenic Polytheist path. Ann is an oathbound devotee of the Daughters of Kronos and a part of Hellenion. She has contributed to a devotional book series on Poseidon and Hestia published by Neo Alexandria/Bibliotheca Alexandria. Ann also maintains a blog called Greek Revivalist Mommy.
Creating with the Earth–Autumn with Amber Zeta: Experience the magic of nature in the fall! Did you know the earth wants to contribute to you? Working with the energies of the earth can remind you how to be fully present in your life, and how to call in the vibrational alignment you’re eager to have. Amber Zeta is a mythologist, change agent, and healer to the healers. She has been a practicing witch for eighteen years, devoting herself to the eclectic pagan path. She enjoys teaching all things related to Goddess mythology and is the creatrix of the annual Dark Goddess Festival. 

Connecting with Your Guides with Willow Rush: Create more in your life and spiritual practice with a unique set of tools to connect with your guides! Have you ever felt like there’s so much more you could be doing with your guides if you just knew how? In this workshop, you’ll experience a fun, easy way of being and communing with your own team. This workshop is for everyone! Willow Rush’s initiation onto the shamanic path began 13 years ago deep within the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. Since then, she has practiced with many teachers, and in communion with the spirit world, developed her own unique tradition along this path. Empowering others to acknowledge and     expand their own gifts is the cornerstone of her tradition. 

How to Use Crystals with The Crystal Garden: Learn how to use crystals in a variety of ways in this workshop from the folks at The Crystal Garden.

Hexes and Curses with Soror Mimm: Explore hexes and curses with Soror Mimm of Ye Olde Magic Shoppe.

Alchemy with Sean Carey: Discover the secrets of alchemy with Sean Carey of Ye Olde Magic Shoppe.

New Moon Intention with Michelle Adams: Learn how to align your intentions with the energies of the moon.


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