Joanne's summer trek to Lily Dale, New York, will span close to a month this year.  Joanne is leading three workshops: 

  • Awakening the Sacred Feminine: Eagle & Condor in Native American Ceremony (A Women's Weekend Retreat), with Virginia Collins (Friday-Sunday, June 23-25)
  • New Day, New Life, New Joy! Workshop (Tuesday, July 11)
  • Parent & Child Compatibility: Astrology Circles, with Meredith Melvin (Wednesday, July 26)

When Joanne is not teaching, you will likely find her serving and participating at some of the daily events in Lily Dale and at Fellowships of the Spirit (where Joanne attended seminary), such as the meditation services, healing services, outdoor message services, and Sunday worship services.  And especially, enjoying time with family and friends! 

Friday, June 23 - Wednesday, July 26, give or take a few days.  
Lily Dale Assembly & Fellowships of the Spirit, Lily Dale, New York. 

AWAKENING THE SACRED FEMININE: The Eagle & Condor & Native American Ceremony (A Women's Weekend Retreat)
with Joanne Franchina & Virginia Collins
The native North and South American healing energies are ready to assist you in a deep harmonizing of your sacred feminine and masculine qualities.

The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor In the mists of history, human societies took different paths—that of the eagle (the rational, material brain), and of the condor (the intuitive, mystical heart). The prophecy stated that the eagle would overpower the condor to the verge of extinction—then, hundreds of years later, condor and eagle would have the chance to reunite and fly together along the same path. Humanity is now approaching this new epoch—one of mutual respect between masculine and feminine, in which all may live in harmony.

During this uplifting women's weekend, we will ignite our inner wisdom, and balance our own masculine and feminine energies, for the greater good of all living things:

  • Shamanic Journey. Travel to the "invisible worlds" beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information that will help you live your life with greater meaning and purpose.
  • Medicine Wheel. Participate in creating a Medicine Wheel, a ceremonial circle of stones that symbolizes harmony, connection, and peaceful interaction among all living beings. Learn a simple medicine wheel structure that you can use at home. For Native American peoples, the circle and wheel represent the Great Everything; they also apply to one's personal space and spiritual empowerment.
  • Living the Prophecy. Learn to invoke healing energies from the natural world to assist you in experiencing the sacred in everything, every day. 
  • Drum Circle. Communicate with the spirits and each other in expressive, meditative, healing dance. 
  • Despacho/Medicine Bundle. Participate in a Despacho ceremony, the Andean practice of making love offerings to the mountains, Mother Earth, and other nature spirits in reciprocity, reverence, and thanksgiving. Experience this act of love and be reminded of the connections we share with all beings, elements, spirits, and sacred places. At the deepest level, the Despacho is an opportunity to enter into the essential unity of all things, the living energy of the universe.

Emerge from your sacred center inspired and empowered to live your beautiful, harmonious life with confidence, compassion, and courage!

Note: Weather permitting, some activities will take place outdoors; others include lying on the floor, walking, and other movement. This program may require adaptation for people with mobility issues (please contact Lily Dale to discuss how we might work with you to enable your full participation). Bring: Comfortable clothes for indoor/outdoor activities; lawn chair; yoga mat or blanket; drum or rattle; $1 bill; pen and paper. 

DATE & TIME: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 23-25
Friday, 7 - 10 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 2 - 5 pm.
PRICE: See program

INSTRUCTORS: Joanne Franchina & Virginia Collins.
Lily Dale Assembly, Lily Dale, New York 

New Day, New Life, New Joy! 
with Joanne Franchina

What are you waiting for—you’re ready, and your higher self is eager to help you!  Of course it’s a wonderful idea, and you will learn how to begin living from your heart-space in this magical workshop through intuitive processes, creative brainstorming, interactive exercises, and focused discussion groups.  

  • Intention.  You’ll begin the day by focusing on what brings meaning and purpose to your life, then clarify your intentions to come away with a personal “working purpose statement” that fuels your passions and gets you going on your new path. 
  • Attraction.  The key to attracting your heart’s desires is to fully experience the joyful feelings associated with having, doing, and being what you want.  So our focal point during this part of the workshop will be your inner state of being. 
  • Reconstruction.  Clearing resistance and obstacles is an area in which everyone can use some help.  Learning how during this portion of the workshop may be the best thing you ever do for yourself….
  • Action.  Finally, we will explore many ways that you can create a positive flow of energy as you begin to walk your talk and actively express your spiritual truth. 

Learn how to use your “inner compass,” so you can begin living a life that you love!  

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, July 11, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
LOCATION: Assembly Hall.
PRICE: See program.  
INSTRUCTOR: Joanne Franchina.
INFO & REGISTRATION: Lily Dale Assembly, Lily Dale, New York 

Parent & Child Compatibility: Astrology Discovery Lecture
with Joanne Franchina & Meredith Melvin

Get astrological insights from this mother-daughter team. Explore how the stars can influence family dynamics, and receive tips on how to best direct your child(ren). 

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 - 8 pm.
PRICE: See program.  
INSTRUCTORS: Joanne Franchina & Meredith Melvin.
INFO & REGISTRATION: Lily Dale Assembly, Lily Dale, New York 

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