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Sandal as Symbol


245.00 Register HERE


Ojai, Ca
Exact Location will be emailed to you upon registration


Day and a half long retreat

Saturday March 10th // 9:30am-5pm


Sunday March 11th // 10am-1pm

You will be guided on a day and a half long mythical journey weaving together sandal making, story, and ritual. It is through our feet that we have the capacity to ground our intentions and bring our desires into being. One step at a time. 

Our footwear can be a powerful symbol for the transformation of the soul.

In this particular class Madelyn will focus on the theme of death and rebirth as both inner and outer metaphor. Madelyn's passion for story telling and sandal making lead her to discover that there are Cinderella folktales from cultures all around the world In addition to shoe symbolism, each Cinderella tale from around the world contains the theme of the "cinder" or "Ash" girl.

The Cinderella tale is not really a story about a girl meeting and marrying Prince charming. When read symbolically this is the story of the soul's evolution. Fire and Ash play important roles in the tale and we will be working with these themes to discuss and share about the recent fires here in Ojai and how we can work with both the outer world and inner world to create deeper meaning from profound and often traumatic events.

Madelyn draws on song, meditations, movement, writing and group sharing to connect the symbolism of sandals with your own life path. You will leave with an understanding of how to use symbol in your day to day life to feel a greater sense of connection, meaning and magic in the mundane.

Each step of sandal making has intention and meaning beyond the physical realm. Walk away with a pair of hand made sandals that are symbolic of your unique journey in life.

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Earlier Event: February 24
Mama and Me Sandal Making
Later Event: March 17
Ignite Your Light