ConnieFenty, Your Nature
and Mary Teti, Hands from theHeart together co-create and co-facilitate retreats and sacred journeys
both locally and abroad including a series of weekend retreats called "Women's
Hands and Hearts" that focus on recreating life as it was when women were
highly regarded and gathered in circle to create healthy and vibrant
Join like-minded women for
feast, fun, and friendship. Return home with the knowledge of the power
of mutual support. Awaken your own nature connection and rediscover your
co-creative healing talent. Practice weaving the sacred into your
everyday lives. Participate in time-honored indigenous activities: fire
building, communal cooking, circle dialogue, seasonal ceremony, vision
quest,and creating sacred space.
"Women's Circles are powerful tools
for transformation of self, community, and the world" ~Beverly Engle, Women
Circling the Earth
home to a circle of Women's Hands and Hearts and experience unconditional
support and acceptance as we:
*Listen to the
heartbeats of the tall trees.
*Share in the
preparations of a seasonal feast.
*Meditate for personal
& planetary healing.
*Share ideas and
thoughts in a talking circle.
*Create a sacred space
for a seasonal ceremony.
"Hearing the voices of women's wisdom enlightened my soul and became a part of me"
~ Rose Bernstein, former retreatant
The Legend of the Iroquois
material from Jean Houston's Manual for the Peacemaker, Connie invites us to participate in a legend about a bringer of peace, a
creator of community, a changer ofhis world.It is one of the
richest stories to come out of North America.It tells of Deganawidah, the Man from the North, celebrated
even today as the Peacemaker, and his successful campaign to create a peaceful
and prosperous society, where previously there had been only long years of
violence and intertribal warfare.So potent is this legend, so full of wonder, that it embodies the essence
of myth, yet many of its elements are acknowledged as historical truths.For Deganawidah actually lived and
worked in ways both mythical and practical.His allies included Jigonhsasee, remembered as the Mother of
Nations, and the great orator Hiawatha.Together they created a peaceful democracy among five tribes of Native
peoples in the northeastern woodlands, a true democracy that lasted hundreds of
years and is still, to a remarkable extent, in force today.(Full Day, Weekend Retreat, or 8