Dying to Live by the Numbers: A Work in Progress
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Dying to Live by the Numbers: A Work in Progress

We invite you to join us for this 35 minute performance piece which provides insight into one woman’s encounter with cancer (the big C), and addresses these questions:

  • We all know we are going to die. But do we really believe it?

  • Could a sudden brush with mortality bring us closer to life and love?

    “I laughed and cried and learned so much. I caught a glimpse from the inside of the ‘living well with cancer’ life. This is a must see for everyone.”
    -Peter Scott-Choir Director

    “Helpful to understand better anyone who’s dealing with cancer. Truthful and celebratory of life in the midst of challenges.”
    -Agata krajewska, Theatre of Awakening director

    "As confronting the taboo of death becomes increasingly necessary at both macro and micro levels -- from being in the 6th mass extinction to 1 in 2 of us getting cancer -- we are seeing the rise of death cafes and books on conscious dying. Katheryn Trenshaw's witty, provocative and moving piece contributes to this growing dialogue 'Dying to Live... by the Numbers' speaks to the zeitgeist of our time."
    -Kanada Elizabeth Gorla, leadership & transformational change coach

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Living Awake: Grief, Grace, and Gratitude
Nov
30
to Dec 7

Living Awake: Grief, Grace, and Gratitude

Now is the perfect time to live your most radiant life from a place of resilient well-being. Learn to experience how surrendering to life’s rises and falls can cultivate essential happiness.

Venue
Rancho La Puerta

This is one of the closest places to heaven on earth and an world-renowned award winning destination year after year including the most recent repeat award “Top 5 International Best Destination Spa

Course Description
This course is designed for those who cultivate curiousity, are interested in depth of presence, and recognize the value of becoming comfortable with discomfort.

We offer a deep intimate immersion into how it is to live your life from a place of radical well-being. You will discover the magic of relaxing into the rises and falls of life’s journey. Paradoxically this acceptance opens into vital and sustainable changes in your life.

Through exercises designed to invite and guide you to experience the power of vulnerability and presence, your innate wholeness is revealed.

Through innovative approaches for embracing the perfection of imperfection, you will experience the freedom in realizing patterns of reactivity and move into greater fluency and flow. Discover belonging from the inside out and explore dancing with edges. Living Awake inspires a life worth living.

You’ll Learn To
• more fully connect with the innate intelligence of your body
• experience the teachings of your heart
• nourish curiousity and discernment
• tap into the transformative power of the natural world and ancient wisdom
• cultivate vibrancy

You’ll Take Home
• a renewed sense of interconnectedness
• deeper trust in yourself and life as it unfolds
• understanding and appreciating response-ability; more able to respond to whatever arises
• relaxed vitality

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Presenters

Lilli
Over a decade ago, Lilli developed a model of Learned Happiness, which continues to synthesize cutting edge research in the fields of Neuropsychology, Buddhism, Spirituality, and Transformational Learning. For over thirty years, her work includes educating students and clients to delve deeper into their well-spring of well-being. Lilli considers herself a Pracademic; adept at bridging the academic with the practical; innovatively translating research into effective approaches for life. Her guiding principle is “Conscious Suffering cultivates Essential Happiness”.
Lilli is as an Adjunct Professor at Gonzaga University and City University. She is also in private practice and a supervisor for counsellors and students at four agencies in Victoria: Greater Victoria Citizens’ Counselling Centre, Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, Inspire Health, and Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling.


Katheryn
“What really matters? Love has no opposite. So I love dancing with paradox. From this viewpoint I can see how we connect and are joined by our commonalities.”
-Katheryn Trenshaw

Katheryn Trenshaw, the founder and creative director of the Passionate Presence Center for Creative Expression, is an inspiratrice and evocateur of presence and possibility. She creates spaces through which authentic expression can flow from source and radical well-being happens through living THIS.

Katheryn is an international artist, teacher, writer, art therapist and creative consultant who has offered, for over 35 years, training and facilitation in movement, art and personal development particularly focused on awakening as Embodied Consciousness. She conducts educational events, workshops, multimedia projects and undertakes consulting for individuals, groups and organisations in the United States, Europe and around the world.

Some of her projects include: The multimedia In Your Own Skin Project with a new book available from Amazon. The 10 year tour of the Breaking the Silence Project offers healing through illustrated talks, mask-making and workshops, and includes an upcoming book.

And her most recent three year adventure, Facing Death: a Radical Well-Being Sabbatical, addresses overcoming advanced breast cancer and realising more than ever how precious and juicy life is. This more persistantly informs, underpins and enhances every single moment and all of the work and depth of presence that Katheryn offers.


About Katheryn and Lilli
We met on a dance floor at Rancho La Puerta in a Mexican border town, a synchronistic gateway for discovering our mutual passions and gifts; such as reverence for life, pigheadedness, and being easily moved to tears.
We soon discovered the waters ran deep between us and flowed into this offering of an abundant bouquet of sixty years of training, experience, and teaching. Our multitude of modalities include meditation, integrative health, somatic practices, dynamic communication, movement, and creative expression.
Our complimentary styles and skills dove-tail to provide a safe atmosphere for diving deep, connecting with love, and transformation.
We are a dancing paradox. Our collaboration creates a synergistic and beauty-full movement into Living Awake.

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Wild and Precious Life: Women Living With & Beyond Breast Cancer
Dec
7
to Dec 14

Wild and Precious Life: Women Living With & Beyond Breast Cancer

Presenters
Katheryn Trenshaw and Dr Ulrike Schöneck

Venue
Rancho la Puerta - Tecate, Mexico

This is one of the closest places to heaven on earth and an world-renowned award winning destination year after year including the most recent repeat award “Top 5 International Best Destination Spa


Breast cancer matters for every woman because 1 out of every 8 women is affected during her lifetime. Breast cancer is the highest cause of death for women under 50. The bad news is that we don’t know much about the cause of the disease and therefore too little about its prevention. The good news is that, thanks to massive advances in the health sector, there can be complete healing with the available medical and complementary therapies in 70-80% of all cases and a longer disease-free lifespan in the whole population. And by integrating well-being lifestyle changes and small steps we can increase our vitality and quality of life, so that no matter what our situation, we can live a wild and precious life now.

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Ulrike Schöneck, born 1958 is a dedicated women’s doctor and Gynecologist since 1983. She worked for 10 years in a large urban hospital. Since then she has dedicated her work to a private all-women group practice in Berlin. She’s focuses mainly on early detection, ultrasound and medical support, guidance and counselling after primary clinical cancer treatments (operation, radiation & chemo) in hospital. She has accompanied many hundreds of women through the maze and wonder of living through and with breast cancer. She specialises in women’s health issues and is also certified in psychosomatic health. Her long- term personal work in Qi Gong, expressive movement and meditation also significantly inform her approach as an integrative doctor in Germany where the recovery from cancer is the highest in Europe.

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Katheryn Trenshaw, the founder and creative director of the Passionate Presence Center for Creative Expression, is an inspiratrice and evocateur of presence and possibility. Her most recent adventure, Facing Death: a Radical Well-Being Sabbatical, addresses overcoming advanced breast cancer and realising more than ever how precious and juicy life is. This more persistently informs, underpins and enhances every single moment and all of the work and depth of presence that Katheryn offers. Katheryn belongs to the club no one wants to become a member of and has inadvertently done a “Masters degree” in and become an outspoken force for living well with cancer and an advocate for radical well-being.

Katheryn is an international artist, speaker, author, and radical well-being advocate who has offered, for over 35 years, training and facilitation in movement, art and personal development particularly focused on awakening as Embodied Consciousness. She conducts educational events, workshops, multimedia projects and undertakes consulting for individuals, groups and organisations in the United States, Europe and around the world.

Some of her projects include: The multimedia In Your Own Skin Project with a new book available from Amazon. The 10 year tour of the Breaking the Silence Project offers healing through illustrated talks, mask-making and workshops, and includes an upcoming book.

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Living Awake: Grief, Grace, and Gratitude
Sep
29
to Oct 3

Living Awake: Grief, Grace, and Gratitude

Now is the perfect time to live your most radiant life from a place of resilient well-being. Learn to experience how surrendering to life’s rises and falls can cultivate essential happiness.

Venue
Hollyhock Retreat Center - Cortes Island, B.C. Canada

Course Description
This course is designed for those who cultivate curiousity, are interested in depth of presence, and recognize the value of becoming comfortable with discomfort.

We offer a deep intimate immersion into how it is to live your life from a place of radical well-being. You will discover the magic of relaxing into the rises and falls of life’s journey. Paradoxically this acceptance opens into vital and sustainable changes in your life.

Through exercises designed to invite and guide you to experience the power of vulnerability and presence, your innate wholeness is revealed.

Through innovative approaches for embracing the perfection of imperfection, you will experience the freedom in realizing patterns of reactivity and move into greater fluency and flow. Discover belonging from the inside out and explore dancing with edges. Living Awake inspires a life worth living.

You’ll Learn To
• more fully connect with the innate intelligence of your body
• experience the teachings of your heart
• nourish curiousity and discernment
• tap into the transformative power of the natural world and ancient wisdom
• cultivate vibrancy

You’ll Take Home
• a renewed sense of interconnectedness
• deeper trust in yourself and life as it unfolds
• understanding and appreciating response-ability; more able to respond to whatever arises
• relaxed vitality

IMG_2126.jpg

Presenters

Lilli
Over a decade ago, Lilli developed a model of Learned Happiness, which continues to synthesize cutting edge research in the fields of Neuropsychology, Buddhism, Spirituality, and Transformational Learning. For over thirty years, her work includes educating students and clients to delve deeper into their well-spring of well-being. Lilli considers herself a Pracademic; adept at bridging the academic with the practical; innovatively translating research into effective approaches for life. Her guiding principle is “Conscious Suffering cultivates Essential Happiness”.
Lilli is as an Adjunct Professor at Gonzaga University and City University. She is also in private practice and a supervisor for counsellors and students at four agencies in Victoria: Greater Victoria Citizens’ Counselling Centre, Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, Inspire Health, and Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling.


Katheryn
“What really matters? Love has no opposite. So I love dancing with paradox. From this viewpoint I can see how we connect and are joined by our commonalities.”
-Katheryn Trenshaw

Katheryn Trenshaw, the founder and creative director of the Passionate Presence Center for Creative Expression, is an inspiratrice and evocateur of presence and possibility. She creates spaces through which authentic expression can flow from source and radical well-being happens through living THIS.

Katheryn is an international artist, teacher, writer, art therapist and creative consultant who has offered, for over 35 years, training and facilitation in movement, art and personal development particularly focused on awakening as Embodied Consciousness. She conducts educational events, workshops, multimedia projects and undertakes consulting for individuals, groups and organisations in the United States, Europe and around the world.

Some of her projects include: The multimedia In Your Own Skin Project with a new book available from Amazon. The 10 year tour of the Breaking the Silence Project offers healing through illustrated talks, mask-making and workshops, and includes an upcoming book.

And her most recent three year adventure, Facing Death: a Radical Well-Being Sabbatical, addresses overcoming advanced breast cancer and realising more than ever how precious and juicy life is. This more persistantly informs, underpins and enhances every single moment and all of the work and depth of presence that Katheryn offers.


About Katheryn and Lilli
We met on a dance floor at Rancho La Puerta in a Mexican border town, a synchronistic gateway for discovering our mutual passions and gifts; such as reverence for life, pigheadedness, and being easily moved to tears.
We soon discovered the waters ran deep between us and flowed into this offering of an abundant bouquet of sixty years of training, experience, and teaching. Our multitude of modalities include meditation, integrative health, somatic practices, dynamic communication, movement, and creative expression.
Our complimentary styles and skills dove-tail to provide a safe atmosphere for diving deep, connecting with love, and transformation.
We are a dancing paradox. Our collaboration creates a synergistic and beauty-full movement into Living Awake.

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'Rise Up' Climate Change Music Video
Nov
2
4:00 AM04:00

'Rise Up' Climate Change Music Video

This Extraordinary multi-cultural efforts that went into the creation of this RISE UP Dance Track Music Video began last year in the wee hours of the morning with Steph Johnson, Rob Thorson, Peter Scott and Katheryn Trenshaw in front of a woodburning stove in Totnes, Devon UK. Pete, working on the anti-fracking campaign brought some rough lyrics, threw them out for input and this song was born with a little input from all of us, but mainly with Steph Johnson's genius. The world class musicians who then took part in the recording and production, volunteered their precious time and energy and genius for the cause.
Arthur Cauty's brilliant drone footage and direct action footage and Eb Harvey did her magical editing magic as well. I am so proud to have been a part of this process and hope that this track will be a call to us all to take a stand for what we love and value... and also just for LOVE. Enjoy!

‘Rise up’ Song by Steph Johnson (from an original idea by Peter Scott/Katheryn Trenshaw) Direct action scenes by courtesy of Undercurrents www.undercurrents.org From the film PowerTrip:Fracking in the UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0S8C... In partnership with Switch from Fossils www.switchfromfossils.org and Frack Free Totnes www.facebook.com/FrackFreeTotnes/ Eboni 'EB' Harvey, Videographer, EB OF COURSE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7lA... Video Contributions of nature from Arthur Caulty https://www.arthurcauty.com and Clive Ardagh https://onward-productions.com/about/... http://www.stephjohnsonband.com ---------- Subscribe to Main Channel: http://bit.ly/2r3H7zP Subscribe to Second Channel: http://bit.ly/2JxWvMB


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May
16
8:30 PM20:30

Film Screening in Canada

Dr Lilli Rosenberg organised a film screening and workshop in Victoria, Canada to bring the work of Katheryn Trenshaw to Canada for the first time ever in November 2017.

Love of life exudes all the way through Katheryn’s marrow. She inspires exploration of edges while inviting wholeness with her vital courageous energy.
— Dr Lilli Rosenberg
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Jan
1
8:30 PM20:30

Wemoon 2018

Katheryn’s work is once again featured in the 2018 edition of the International Womyn’s art diary/calendar bursting with art and poetry. This is the 15th time that Katheryn’s art has been featured in this fabulous treasure trove of art from around the world. Available online and at fine bookshops near you

 
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Apr
1
8:30 PM20:30

In Your Own Skin Book

Katheryn has a new In Your Own Skin book available at Amazon. This is part of a large a community multimedia art project including a documentary (currently being crowdsourced)  and an exhibition. In Your Own Skin connects us all by revealing hidden truths from around the world. With her camera, body paint, and the quest to explore how people choose to show themselves to the world, Katheryn Trenshaw—photographer, documentarian, and artist— approaches total strangers and asks: What is true of you that is not obvious to strangers? The results are fascinating and frequently very touching. Katheryn’s unique and sensitive approach has now created nearly 150 portraits of subjects from more than thirty countries and all walks of life. These will eventually form a touring exhibition and screenings.

Buy the book on Amazon US

Buy the book on Amazon UK

 
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