small on the outside
BIG ON THE INSIDE
Looking for a place to connect with all that you are? Come join!
My small groups are intimate-- usually four to eight committed participants.
All groups are supported by prayer and the invitation of benevolent powers. My ancestors and yours, the Earth Chapel, and my ceremonial drum all contribute, to name a few.
Ritual Intervention Ensemble
Monday Mornings 9am Pacific on Zoom
This is a committed, ongoing weekly group of 4 to 7 spiritual+creative people who share openly about what is arising and co-create what is needed ritually in the moment.
Laura Sandage is host, facilitator, and co-participant, bringing in song, prayer, ceremonial drumming and other instruments. Sometimes there is poetry, art, or dance in the mix. Always there is silent time and some prayers are spoken aloud.
This small community will take in a few new members this fall. If you are interested, please reach out. Depending on interest, you may be assigned to a wait list for a second chapter at a different weekday time.
Cost: Love Offering (you choose amount and schedule).
New Free Group
Spiritual Direction with the Ancestors
Begins in September 2022
Join me and five to seven others in a monthly spiritual direction group for people with an ancestral healing or relating practice. This is not primarily a healing circle, but a companioning circle of listening and sharing spiritual journeys, including the ancestors and everything else. It will be ritually contained and include brief interludes of interfaith spiritual practice. A Mon, Wed, or Fri time once a month will be sorted when we have enough interested parties.
Six 75-minute sessions will convene on Zoom from September 2022 to February 2023 at no charge, as part of my fulfillment of practicum requirements in Interfaith Spiritual Direction at the Chaplaincy Institute. Option to continue for $30/month.
If you are interested in a similar group starting in 2023, email me to get on a waitlist.
Song Wisdom November *NEW!*
November 1 ~ November 30
Fridays 2:00-3:30am Pacific on Zoom
*Plus opening /closing rituals Nov 1 & 30
For anyone interested in the intersection of song and wisdom, and daring enough to sing and create!
Create or deepen your own Song Wisdom practice: singing, enjoying, creating, and/or sharing songs as a window into awareness and a support for your emotional and spiritual life.
One month of daily exploratory prompts and weekly check-in gatherings on a wide range of Song Wisdom topics-intuitive singing, song and divination, wisdom of silly songs, singing with your ancestors, singing into embodiment, lamentation, song hatching, and more!
Minimum 4, maximum 12(?) participants at check-ins.
Cost: $100 for the month. Accessibility policy applies.
November 4 to December 6
Fridays 9:00-10:30am Pacific on Zoom
Like kids at the beach, we play in the sand, build and destroy, gaze at the waves, plumb the depths, bury ourselves and brush it all off. I can't wait!
Games, rants, humor, odes... Writing and word play in human (+ more-than-human) community.
No to critiquing or workshopping. Yes to full-bodied listening, mutes off.
Process valued over product. Intuition and intellect both welcome. Interfaith, animist frame.
Minimum 4, Maximum 7 participants.
Cost: $120 for 6 weeks, accessibility policy applies.
Earth Chapel Retreat
LULL: A Winter Retreat
~January 6-8, 2022
~Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon
~In-person in Davis, California
A retreat so small, so intimate, that you can take part in making it just what you need!
Three days of rest, song, group connection, and personal ritual.
Food provided, including Satinder's Punjabi homestyle cooking. Sleep onsite or nearby, indoors or out.
Limited to 4 participants-- each will have an altar in the Earth Chapel to work with all weekend. Friends or relatives are welcome to attend together.
Let me know in some detail why you feel called to this.
Cost: $375. Accessibility policy applies.