"Ten years ago, shortly after my first granddaughter was born into my own hands, another dimension of my life’s calling emerged," writes Yeshi Neumann.
"I was inspired by a historic gathering in upstate New York of elders from five continents who came together to form The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. The Grandmothers believe that their ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking, and healing are vitally needed today. They come together to nurture, educate, and train their children...to defend the Earth herself.
"The mission of these Grandmothers encouraged me to create a Conscious Grandmothering project to shine the light on what it means for each of us to be a grandmother. We forty million grandmothers in the United States are a unique historical cohort with enormous potential to make a positive difference for our families, our communities, and our Mother Earth. There has never before been such a critical mass of older women with educations, traditions of social activism, the ability to make a living, means to communicate with our computers, and for some of us, access to financial resources.
"Being a conscious grandmother is not about being the perfect grandmother; it is about grandmothering in a way that is consistent with our deepest aspirations and celebrating each other and ourselves along the way! My own deep aspiration for my Conscious Grandmothering workshop is to bring together a great diversity of grandmothers with different life experiences in order for us to be enriched and transformed by one another’s wisdom."
Yeshi Neumann will also offer Healing Family Relationships across Generational, Cultural and Other Differences. Through self-compassion, aware intention, and courageous communication, participants in this workshop can move toward healing family wounds.