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Press Release – Music of the Spirit Weekend at Happehatchee

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For Immediate Release: 

Contact: Julie Gerhard
Happehatchee Center
8791 Corkscrew Road
Estero, Florida 33928
(239) 992-5455
happehatchee@gmail.com
www.happehatchee.org 

Happehatchee Center presents a weekend with Kat Epple and Nathan Dyke

Music of the Spirit – Friday Dec 2, 2016 through Sunday Dec 4, 2016

 

World renowned musicians Kat Epple and Nathan Dyke will be leading a world music weekend workshop at the Happehatchee Center in the historic Village of Estero.  This is Happehatchee Center’s annual fundraiser.

Friday, December 2, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: The “Music of the Spirit Weekend” begins with live music, dancing, wine, cheese and a birthday cake for founder Ellen Peterson. There will also be an introduction of the musical instruments participants will learn about over the course of the weekend.

Saturday December 3, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Kat and Nathan will offer a musical teaching experience with playing techniques, breathing, healing with music and finding one’s musical voice. Participants are invited to bring their own instruments for practice and group participation.  Lunch included.

Sunday December 4, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Concert with Kat and Nathan at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers. Workshop participants come free of charge and some will be participating in the performance. The general public is invited.

Event RegistrationFull Weekend Workshop: $150 per person
Friday Night Only: $55
Saturday Only 10 – 5 pm: $95
Sunday Only 1 pm: $15 – $25 

Sunday Concert only: $25 per person or $15 for students and Happehatchee Members. Please present Student ID or Membership Card at door.  Proceeds will go to fund the free Happe Eco-Summer Camp. $15 for Maya and Mixteco language speakers.

Tickets available for purchase online at: http://happehatchee.org/our-events/music-of-the-spirit-workshop/

About Kat Epple

Kat Epple is a Peabody, Edward R Murrow, and Emmy Award-winning composer and flautist who has released 33 music albums, composed film scores for National Geographic, Nova, Valentino Fashions, and has performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, United Nations, and Guggenheim Museums around the world.  She also lectures about the power of music, and indigenous flutes which she has collected in her travels throughout the world. Her website is http://www.katepple.com/

About Nathan Dyke

Nathan’s musical inspiration flows from a connection to traditional aboriginal music from across the globe.  He has been studying and teaching African, Latin, and Middle Eastern percussion for years, along with playing several native flutes, and the Australian Didgeridoo. Nathan has a passion for the energy of music and sound and its effects on the human and planetary vibrational field. Over the years Nathan has performed and recorded with several artists, always learning about new and ancient music.

About the Happehatchee Center

The Happehatchee Center is a sanctuary for peace and healing.  A Park in the Heart of the Village of Estero, its mission is to preserve and honor the vibrant Land, as a way to make sacred connections with one’s self, each other, and Nature.  The Eco-Spiritual Center provides environmental and healing arts education and sustains facilities for celebrations and ceremonies.

The Happehatchee Center is located at 8791 Corkscrew Road, Estero, Florida, 33928. Please call (239) 992-5455, or write: Happehatchee@gmail.com  Website: www.happehatchee.org

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Upcoming Events at Happehatchee!

Save the Dates

Save the Date – Come celebrate and enjoy with us!

Happehatchee Programs Estero FLWe are very excited about our upcoming fall and winter programming! Here is a peek of what we are planning. Some of our Happehatchee Advisors have come together to offer four special Labyrinth Walks a year on the equinoxes and solstices in coordination with the World Labyrinth Society. They are also offering a series of Art and Soul Classes.

We have great and exciting events planned for the next year and beyond so please mark your calendars and save the Happe dates below! Please scroll down for event details and descriptions.

Art and Soul Dates:

  • Sunday, September 25th 1-4 pm
  • Sunday, October 30th, 1-4 pm
  • Sunday, November 20th, 1-4 pm

Labyrinth Ceremonies

  • Thursday, September 22th, 6 pm
  • Tuesday, December 20th, 6 pm
  • Saturday, March 19th, 6 pm
  • Wednesday, June 21st, 6 pm
  • Saturday, May 6th, 1 pm *World Labyrinth Day*

Open House

  • Saturday, October 15th 2016 9-4 pm
  • Saturday February 11th 2017 9-4 pm

Members Day in the Park:

  • November 6th, 2016

Journey to Empower Your Life with Power Animal Meditations

  • January 12, 19, 26, 2017 – Thursdays: 7 pm – 9 pm
  • February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 – Thursdays: 7 pm – 9 pm

Open House 2016

Open House
Saturday, October 15 9 am-4 pm

A couple of times a year we open up the Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center to the public with an Open House to introduce new people to all the exciting, fun and wonderful things we offer. Don’t miss our next upcoming Open House Day on Saturday, October 15 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Our yoga teachers, healers, naturalists, drummers, environmental educators,  gardeners and Advisory Committee members will all be offering a taste of what we offer at Happehatchee.  It will be a fun filled day with awesome people, food and music.

Click here to read more about Open House Days.

We are a community! This is a fabulous and Free event open to the public – come join us!

Members Day in the Park 2016

Members’ Day in the Park
Sunday, November 6, 2016

We love and appreciate our Happe member that we created a special day just for them! Our next Members’ Day in the Park is November 6, 2016.

Happehatchee will be open to members and people who wish to join us that day. There will be many fun activities, food and music will be offered. Both sides of the park will be open and folks will be able to cross the bridge, walk both labyrinths and relax in the Bamboo studio.

Click here to read more about Members Day. Your memberships help sustain Happehatchee Center.

Labyrinth Walk 2016

Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, September 22, 6 pm

Come Walk with Us! Celebrate the Autumn Equinox on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Happehatchee Center with a beautiful Labyrinth Walk.

Welcome Fall and Harvest Energies and bring the season into being while enjoying the slowing of the Earth and the cycle of enjoying the fruits of our labor both materially and spiritually. The Evening will close with conversation, herbal tea and refreshments.

Click here to read more about our Labyrinth Walk Days at Happehatchee.

Music of the Spirit Weekend
Music of the Spirit
Friday – Sunday, December 2nd thru 4th

This year in December, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Happehatchee Center and our founder, Ellen Peterson’s Birthday. This will be a fundraiser and consciousness raising event with our dear friends Kat Epple and Nathan Dyke. They will be holding a world music workshop, The “Music of the Spirit Weekend”, on December 2 and 3 and will then perform a concert with participants for the weekend on December 4.  Kat and Nathan played music at Ellen’s last birthday parties when she was alive, as well at our birthday celebrations the last few years since Ellen died.  This is already a tradition!  Click here to read more about that event and sign up now.

 Art and Soul at Happehatchee

Art and Soul
Sunday, September 25, 1-4 pm

Happehatchee is inspiring you to develop and enjoy your creative side with our fabulous new Art and Soul Days. Explore different mediums for use in the Art Journaling Phenomenon. An Art Journal can use papers, paint, clippings etc. Samples provided. An Art Journal can allow as much writing or drawing as its creator desires.

Light refreshments will be served, and a centering meditation before we begin.

Click here to read more about Art and Soul Days at Happehatchee!

Power Animal Meditations

Journey to Empower Your Life with Power Animal Meditations
January 12, 19, 26. February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2017. Thursdays: 7 pm – 9 pm

Come join shamanic healer, Denise Exler as she shares Journey to Empower Your Life with Power Animal Meditations starting in January, every Thursday Night at 7:00 pm. At each circle, a different power animal will come forward with sacred life teachings. Power animals are spirit guides that appear in animal form and assist us in life in many ways.

The suggested $15 donation will be donated to the Happehatchee Center.  Denise can be reached at sacredhealingdrum@gmail.com.


This photo of Kat and Nathan was taken on Ellen’s last birthday party December 2010

This photo of Kat and Nathan was taken on Ellen’s last birthday party December 2010

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About Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center

Happehatchee Center is a sanctuary for peace and healing. A Park in the Heart of Estero Village. Our mission is to sustain the Happehatchee Eco-spiritual Center as it provides environmental and healing arts education. We preserve and honor Happehatchee’s vibrant land as a way to make sacred connections with our selves, each other, and Nature. The Happehatchee Center is a Founding Member of the Estero Historic Preservation Citizens Committee. Happehatchee Center would greatly appreciate your support in order to continue to provide and offer everything we do as we continue to grow and offer our community even more!

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Paying the Price for Peace

Paying the Price for Peace

Help Spread the Word and Promote Peace!

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! July 2, 2016

You know I love sharing the good stuff – Please share and invite friends. The film is narrated by Peter Coyote. My good friend Holley Rauen from Happehatchee is in it as well as interviews with Alice Walker, Martin Sheen, Phil Donahue, Cindy Sheen, Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsea Manning, Col. Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, Pres Daniel Ortega and Camilo Mejia. Holley will be speaking briefly before the film and is happy to answer questions after. This is HUGE for Holley and for us all. If we want Peace we need to be willing to WORK for Justice. This is an important documentary and we are lucky to get to see it premiere in SW Florida! Please join us and help us spread the word!

Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson. The film tells the story of S. Brian Willson’s courageous attempts to promote peace through nonviolent actions, as well as the struggles and activism of other American veterans and civilians.

Here is the Press release that the UU Church sent out:

PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE

LOCAL CHURCH HOSTS MOVIE HONORING

VETERANS AND ACTIVISTS WHO  WORK FOR PEACE

Naples flagFORT MYERS, Fla.— S. Brian Willson lost both of his legs protesting against arm shipments to Central America in 1987. Holley Rauen, member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, co-organized this blockade with him. “Paying the Price for Peace,” a full-length documentary that includes stories about Brian Willson’s life, premiered in Hanoi, Vietnam, about a month ago. It is making it through the film festival circuit and also being shown in Unitarian Universalist congregations and Veterans for Peace Centers around the country.

This documentary is an integral chapter in Holley Rauen’s story.  The film features many veterans of foreign wars, including Holley’s  former husband, Vietnam Veteran, S. Brian Willson.  Holley married Brian in 1987, only 10 days before he was run over by a weapons train. Her 14 year old son, Gabriel was also present at the assault on the train tracks.  It is part of Holley’s story and what brought her to UUCFM as a peace and social justice activist.

Vietnam Veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the United States government’s defiance of international law through waging endless illegal wars.

Paying the Price for Peace exposes the truth about our country’s addiction to war, and the lies it perpetuates in order to wage ongoing violence, through the life and times of Air Force veteran S. Brian Willson and others. (Official WebsiteClick here to Like their page on Facebook.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers (UUCFM) Social Justice Committee will be sponsoring the premiere of the full-length documentary, “Paying the Price for Peace” on Saturday, July 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Miller Sanctuary.

About Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers (UUCFM) has been in the heart of South Fort Myers since 1961. We are a generous and inclusive faith community that compassionately leads the way in creating connections to build a just, sustainable world. We worship, work and play together, deepening our faith to offer spiritual support to one another in times of need & joy.

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S. Brian Willson, is a former Air Force Vietnam Veteran turned Peace Activist, who lost both of his legs during a peaceful demonstration when he was struck by a munitions train that was speeding 3 times over the legal limit toward ­ the protesters at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, California. Consequently, thousands of anti­war demonstrators converged at the site and ripped up the railroad tracks­­blocking all trains for the following 865 days in protest of all munitions shipments to the US government backed wars in Nicaragua or El Salvador. Congress had subsequently passed legislation that prohibited funding the covert US backed wars to overthrow democratically elected governments in Central American countries­­especially Nicaragua. But even then, the Reagan administration illegally continued to support the Contra war. The film also depicts actions and other spokespersons of today’s peace movement, the ongoing – U.S. wars of aggression in multiple countries. The film shows why current anti­war activists challenge a perpetual war profiteering economy calling for an end to supporting America’s illegal wars.

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Holley Rauen, Vice President of Happehatchee

Holley-RauenHolley Rauen, RN is a retired public health nurse, midwife and a seasoned social justice activist. She serves Happehatchee by working as Communications Coordinator and newsletter editor. Holley’s activism has included organizing and/or participating in movements for Peace, Reproductive Rights, Fair Trade, LGBT rights and the Environment. She is a very active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and enjoys singing in the chorus and contributing as Worship Associate in the Sunday Services..

Holley served on the board of directors of EPEC (Environmental and Peace Education Center) in Fort Myers for five years. She served for many years on the board of the California Association of Midwives and helped write protocols, policies and procedures for non-nurse midwives and co authored the legislation for midwifery certification in California. She co-founded The Veterans Peace Action Teams with Viet Nam Veteran peace activist S. Brian Willson and assisted with peace walks and restoration projects in Central America.

Holley has also assisted in organizing and teaching women’s health and anti-human trafficking with the Lee County Health Department and the GRACE project.

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About Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center

Happehatchee Center is a sanctuary for peace and healing. A Park in the Heart of Estero Village. Our mission is to sustain the Happehatchee Eco-spiritual Center as it provides environmental and healing arts education. We preserve and honor Happehatchee’s vibrant land as a way to make sacred connections with our selves, each other, and Nature. The Happehatchee Center is a Founding Member of the Estero Historic Preservation Citizens Committee. Happehatchee Center would greatly appreciate your support in order to continue to provide and offer everything we do as we continue to grow and offer our community even more!

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8791 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, Florida 33928
(239) 992-5455
happehatchee@gmail.com
www.happehatchee.org

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A Weekend at Happehatchee with Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD

Happehatchee Centerpress_release

For Immediate Release: 

Contact: Genelle Grant
Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center
8791 Corkscrew Road
Estero, Florida 33928
(239) 992-5455
happehatchee@gmail.com
www.happehatchee.org 

HAPPEHATCHEE CENTER IN ESTERO IS PROUD TO HOST
WORLD-RENOWNED AUTHOR JEAN SHINODA BOLEN, MD
FEBRUARY 19TH – 21ST

Happehatchee Center is proud to announce a weekend with Internationally Acclaimed Author, Psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, in:  “Circle and Sacred Conversation – Compass for Activism on the Path with Heart.”  Join us for a lecture, workshop and healing circle from Friday, February 19th to Sunday, February 21st, 2016 for an inspiring and trans-formative weekend.

Pre-Registration is required, space is limited.

Jean Shinoda BolenEstero, FL – Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center invites you to attend this fabulous weekend with psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and internationally known author Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD.

Dr. Shinoda Bolen will be in Circle and Sacred Conversation, discussing the Compass for Activism on the Path with Heart, in the beautiful natural setting of Happehatchee, from February 19th through February 21st, 2016.

  • Friday Evening, Feb 19th 6:30 pm, Wine, Cheese and Teas Reception, followed by Dr. Shinoda Bolen’s lecture .
  • Saturday, Feb 20th  10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Workshop.   Light lunch provided.
  • Sunday, Feb 21st 11:00 am – 1 pm: Healing Circle – Temple Artemisia, light lunch provided.

Dr. Shinoda Bolen brings the search for meaning and the need for a spiritual dimension in life to all aspects of her work, including the effects of historical archetypes within us, humanity’s collective consciousness, the power of working in circles, the awareness of synchronicity, and the connections and effects of family and culture upon individuals and tribes.

This special occasion is limited to 60 participants. The cost is $250 for all events – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This event is the Tenth Year Anniversary Fundraiser for the Happehatchee Center.

About Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

Event RegistrationJean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, author of thirteen influential books in eighty-five foreign translations. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, was clinical professor of psychiatry at University of California San Francisco, former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. The Millionth Circle Initiative was inspired by her book and led to her advocacy for a UN 5th World Conference on Women (www.5wcw.org) She is an internationally known lecturer and a best-selling author of: The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, and Urgent Message from Mother.  She resides in Marin County, California and has a private practice in Mill Valley. You can find her online at www.jeanbolen.com and reach her via email at jeanbolen@gmail.com

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About Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center

Happehatchee Center is a sanctuary for peace and healing. A Park in the Heart of Estero Village. Our mission is to sustain the Happehatchee Eco-spiritual Center as it provides environmental and healing arts education. We preserve and honor Happehatchee’s vibrant land as a way to make sacred connections with our selves, each other, and Nature. Happehatchee Center would greatly appreciate your support in order to continue to provide and offer everything we do as we continue to grow and offer our community even more!

Happehatchee Center can be reached at 8791 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, Florida 33928. Via phone at

(239) 992-5455 or email happehatchee@gmail.com Website: www.happehatchee.org.

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Happehatchee Center

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(239) 992-5455
happehatchee@gmail.com
www.happehatchee.org

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