Silence is a power because it keeps what’s tender, what’s vulnerable away from the violences of scrutiny, dismissal and exile. But when does silence turn upon its keeper and become the captor? Please enjoy my new video below, speaking on the power of silence kept and broken, and how dreamsharing fosters intimacy in community.

Also some quick announcements: I have extended the earlybird price to September 1st on the upcoming Dreaming Retreat on Salt Spring Island (November 20-22, 2015).

I have just announced a new Online Dream Lodge (Sept 8 – Oct 27th) set in a time zone (3pm Pacific) especially conducive for Australia (9am AEST).

Also in September, I will be coming to Montreal to present at the Conscious Heart Conference (Sept 25-27th, 2015). Find out more details below.

Lots of love,

Embodying the Dream with Toko-pa

Dreaming Retreat for Women

Salt Spring Island (Nov 20-22, 2015)

In this weekend retreat we will be living as a Women’s Dreaming Council in the mystical serenity of Salt Spring Island. In our daily gatherings we will work deeply with the wisdom of our Dreams, share story, ceremony and song around a sacred fire, and play with embodiment of our dreams.

The intention of this time together is to continue the long, great work of building an invisible temple together, where those practices and values which have been exiled in our world have a chance at coming alive again.


The Dream Lodge
An 8-week (online) Dreaming Council
(Sept 8th – Oct 27, 2015)

In this intimate group of 13 women, each dreamer receives personal guidance with her own dreaming practice, learning to better understand and nurture the dreaming impulse which is working to align her with well-being & belonging.

This practice-based program focuses on the wisdom of the circle, partaking and contributing to its conversation, synchronicity and creativity, just as an ecosystem would.


In September, I will be presenting in Montreal at the Conscious Heart Conference. For my Saturday presentation ‘Dreamwork and Living into Belonging’ I will be speaking about the epidemic of alienation in our culture and how to come back into belonging through dreamwork, grief and conversation with the holy in nature.

And in my workshop on Sunday, ‘Courting the Dream’, I will be offering a deeper look at and demonstration of some of the core practices in my approach to dreamwork. “To make a courtship of a dream, we must sit near it and learn what it loves. Discover what it longs for. If we can make an invitation of ourselves, wildness might decide to approach us.”