What a Wonderful World
Please join us for a very special, super intimate, in-person SoulJour Experience at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Sun Valley, Idaho. We end our 3-part Series on Wonder with an evening of movement, meditation, a soundscape journey, journaling, live music, and a tea ceremony.
Wednesday, November 11
Sawtooth Botanical Garden • Sun Valley, ID
Includes the full experience, a SoulJour Kit (sticker, crystal, bamboo spork, altar card, 100% recycled SoulJour pencil) + 11-Days of Wonder Digital Soul Journey
Jesse James Rice
Together we Rock. Together we Rise. Together our collective intention will create a positive vibration around the globe.
Wonder (n.): a feeling of astonishment caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
Have you ever wondered...?
How to gracefully transcend the challenges presented in 2020 ?
How to unlock the doors to our greatest potential?
How to start a gratitude practice shifting negative thought patterns into positive ones?
Now more than ever we are being called to Wonder. We are being tested on every level yet there is also beauty in the unknown. We are no longer able to control the outcome of anything.
What we experience on 11.11 will mark a new beginning. A true soul friendship with our Selves and others will take root. With our wonder hats on, we’ll ask big life questions and peel back the layers of our being. With our wonderful hats on, we'll remember all there is to be grateful for and emerge wondering about the miracles of life where Grace, Joy and Freedom prevail.
Benefits of this Experience
Design the future state we want to live in our newfound, unsettling reality of life during a pandemic
Envision a state of wonder, where new doors open and we are able to manifest the life we were born to live
Align soul, mind & body to better serve our friends, families, communities
Connect with like-minded SoulJours
All times listed in Mountain Standard Time.
6-7pm: Ashley Welcome & Writing Activity
7-8:30pm: Eduardo & Jesse Movement, Meditation, Sound Healing
8:30-9pm: Tea Ceremony & Socially Distanced Gathering
A Special Note:
We take COVID seriously. Facemasks for the walk in to the space and any time you are not on your mat are required. If you are sick or feeling you are getting sick, we ask that you please STAY HOME. We will refund your money in full. Currently, older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are considered to be at increased risk of severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Examples of underlying health conditions include heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.
The number 1 represents independence, optimism, motivation, and inspiration. The number 1 is the number of a trailblazer, a leader. 1 repeated means we’re paving a new path as SoulJours. That something profoundly new is around the bend...let's pray for a fresh start!
Repetition of the concept instill these values in our psyche. When we see the number 1 repeated it means it's time to take the first step, take action & SoulJour on...
The butterfly represents transformation, rebirth, renewal, impermanence of the mind. Butterflies teach us to recognize change as it arrives – to welcome it vs. fear it. They represent courage and remind us to trust the process of moving through the phases of life with our newfound wings – and fly!
For the remainder of 2020, we’ve partnered with TreeSisters – an organization we believe is doing great things in the world! TreeSisters works to empower local communities in remote areas,by contributing to the reforestation of tropical areas decimated by fires and clearcutting.
TreeSisters exists to elicit collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. They channel 80% of member donations to exemplary existing reforestation organizations in the tropics with whom they partner to restore ecosystems. The remaining 20% funds our behavior change and consciousness shift work with women to reinstate feminine leadership, and normalize collective ownership of planetary restoration.
A portion of all proceeds and 100% of all donations will go towards planting our SoulJour Forest!
About the Presenters
Ashley Melin, Founder of SoulJour
Ashley has been a freelance graphic designer for nearly 20 years. Her current clients include Nike, Columbia, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Starbucks, and HEMA Amsterdam. Taking her first yoga class in 1992, she has been a daily practitioner of yoga/meditation ever since, having studied with the best teachers all over the world. She began taking groups to India in 2007, with the goal being to get people out of their comfort zone and to practice living life off the mat that only India will do. As an avid mountain biker, skier, 10 time marathon runner, and big mountain climber (climbing over 25 peaks above 14,000 feet ), she has an intimate understanding of pushing limits – physical, emotional, mental – in order to create change. This concept became the most real when 5 years ago, Ashley experienced a radical shift and divorced the man she'd been with half her life. It was during this most challenging time of her life that the idea for SoulJour was born and she was able to turn her biggest challenge into her greatest gift.
Read more about Ashley
Eduardo received his crystal bowl training directly from Paul Utz, the founder of Crystal Tones. Adding the singing bowls to his spiritual practice has been life changing. With every crystal bowl session, he feels he's as blessed as much as those who come for healing. Eduardo’s crystal singing bowls are made of 99.9% pure quartz crystal. They are infused with only the finest gemstones and precious metals. In the hands of a master, these bowls sing like angels. Their pure, vibrant tones, along with Eduardo’s intuitive playing, create a euphoric world. It’s like stepping into a sound chamber of healing vibrations that revitalize the mind, body, and spirit, and leaves you feeling amazing. Eduardo has a daily practice of praying, meditating, greeting the sun every morning outdoors because those first rays of light are potent.
Jesse James Rice
Jesse is a musician, songwriter and filmmaker born and raised by the ocean in America's Pacific Northwest. He's written and directed independent films that have played around the world. He continues to write songs, perform, and produce films, all with the goal of expressing the essence of truth, and raising the vibration of the planet. Jesse is also passionate about astrology and tarot, and uses those gifts to bring self-love and acceptance to those around him.