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Fri, Apr 10


Ivy Building - River's Way Studio #201

Caring for Our Own

A return to European death rituals and ceremony.

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Caring for Our Own
Caring for Our Own

Time & Location

Apr 10, 2020, 7:00 PM – Apr 11, 2020, 10:00 AM

Ivy Building - River's Way Studio #201, 2637 27th Ave S Suite 201, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

About the Event

Join this circle of wise people of European descent as we breathe new life into ancient practices of honoring death in simple, vibrantly loving ways. 

Inspiration for this workshop comes from the realization that the growth of the funeral-industrial complex over the last century has unintentionally separated us from intimate experiences of carrying our loved ones through the powerful passage of the life force leaving the body. As we stretch back through generations of community with longing and trust, we uncover practices that are waiting to be brought into the 21st century to help us come  engage more fully with life and death.

Our time together will include:

  • Insights about the history of our psychic losses of practices to tend to our dead loved ones
  • Guided imagery to recollect the practices that lie within the layers of memory, grief, stories and dreams we each hold. 
  • Reclaiming ancient principles of practices as ground for creating tender, informal rituals for our beloveds in a home vigil.

For registration contact Anne 

Space is limited to 12 participants.


Regstration Cost: $120 


Friday, April 10th, from 7:00pm–9:00pm

Saturday, April 11th, from 10:00am–3:00pm

Facilitators info:

Co-facilitated by Anne Murphy, is a Celebrant, Home Vigil Guide, and Death Educator.  Anne is trained in the art of supporting individuals and families through the season of death and dying through heart-centered, compassionate and meaningful conversations, rituals currently volunteers at Our Lady of Peace Hospice and serves on the Minnesota Threshold Network Leadership Committee and recently completed her term at the National Home Funeral Alliance Board; and also holds a BA from Northern Arizona University.

Kaia Svien, M.S., is a community Elder, spiritual advisor, mindfulness meditation

instructor and cultural change agent. Her spiritual seeking is grounded in the emerging ancient wisdom ways of Europe; her social justice activism has been greatly influenced by her study with Joanna Macy, Thomas Hubl, and others over the last 35 years. Kaia is inspired by the widespread awakening of unity consciousness in these turbulent times.

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