Haden Institute
Dream & Spirituality Conference

“Sacred Soul, Sacred Calling”

May 29 – June 2, 2024
Virtual and In-person at Kanuga
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When we find work that is in alignment with our authentic Self, we are energized rather than exhausted. The keynotes, workshops, dream groups, creative expression, meditations, music, and community found at the Summer Dream and Spirituality Conference 2024 will inspire and guide us on this journey. We hope you will join us!

Toko-Pa Turner

Sometimes called a Midwife of the Psyche, Toko-pa’s work focuses on belonging, restoring the feminine, reconciling paradox, elevating grief, and facilitating ritual. It wasn’t until her late twenties that she returned to the mystical teachings of Sufism, and the study of dreams. She became deeply interested in the work of Carl Jung and did a three-year internship with the Jung Foundation of Ontario. In exchange for making tea and taking registration, she got to sit at the feet of teachers like Marion Woodman, James Hollis, J. Gary Sparks, and other 2nd generation Jungians.

Chris Bache

How does a boy raised in the Deep South who became a professor of religious studies come to write a book about his 20 year journey with LSD? While attending the University of Notre Dame, studied widely, eventually majoring in religious studies, technically “theology,” with a focus on New Testament studies. He read Carl Jung and Mahatma Gandhi, who made a deep impression on him. Against the backdrop of Vietnam, he gave up guns and became a conscientious objector. By the time he graduated from college, he had left Catholicism.

Sheila Petruccelli

Sheila Petruccelli (she/love) holds sacred space as Director of Creative Embodiment for the Haden Institute by meeting with small groups, creating rituals for large groups and building altars everywhere she goes. Facilitating conversations around creativity (and the shame and obstacles that often accompany it), Sheila gently offers ways to tap the deep wellspring of authenticity she believes everyone possesses. During each in-person intensive, Sheila sets up an art studio on campus that is part enchanted cottage, part forgotten chapel and part her grandmother’s kitchen.

Fanny Brewster

Fanny Brewster, M.F.A., Ph.D., is an author of poetry and nonfiction, and a Professor in the Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices Department at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her Masters degree in Creative Nonfiction was awarded by Goucher College. Dr. Brewster has worked as a Jungian analyst in private practice for over a decade. She lectures and presents nationally and internationally on topics related to African American Culture, Dreamwork, and Creativity. 

Music by River Guerguerian, Chris Rosser, Lindsey Blount

River Guerguerian​

River has been inspiring audiences with his ecstatic and versatile percussion for over 30 years. Whether collaborating with world-class artists, supporting symphonies or creating his own dynamic explorations of rhythm, River’s devotion and attention to the vibrant life of the drum reverberate through the mind and soul of the listener. A respected music educator, River is Music Director of the Odyssey Community School. He also conducts “rhythm and sound exploration” workshops throughout the country, and enjoys teaching privately. You can hear his lyrical style with his world jazz trio Free Planet Radio, and other ensembles he curates.

River, Chris, and Lindsey

Chris Rosser​

Chris Rosser is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer and producer. As a solo performer, he has opened shows for folk and pop luminaries such as John Mayer, Tom Rush, David Wilcox, Shawn Mullins, John Gorka, Nickel Creek, and more. He has released four solo singer-songwriter recordings, Archaeology (1998), The Holy Fool (2000), Hidden Everywhere (2006) and A Thousand Hands (2014). Rosser illustrates his talent as an instrumentalist and composer in the world fusion trio Free Planet Radio.

Lindsey Blount

 

Lindsey is an American folk and jazz vocalist born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her interest and passion for music led her to Boston, where she completed her studies at Berklee College of Music. After finishing her degree, she married and relocated to her new home in Freiburg, Germany. She currently splits her time between teaching at the Freiburg University of Art, Design, and Music (hKDM) and The Jazz und Rockschule. She enjoys songwriting, performing, exposing her youth choir to Motown, and cooking with her husband, Jan. Her EP, Some of the Lovely, vol. 1, was released in March 2023.